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THE PHOENIX ' - - - - - - o f ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA-----' VoLUME

XIV

NO V EMBER, 1927

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Published in 'ovember, January, March, May and Ju l y of each yea r at No. 30 North inth Street( Richmond, Indiana, by the Nicho lson Printing Company, for the A lpha Sigma A pha Sorority having headquarters at 56 Mered ith Circ le, Mi lton. Mass. Business correspondence may he add ressed to e it her office, but ma tte r f or pub lication a nd correspondence conce rn ing t he same shou ld be addressed to Ge r trude D. Ha lbritte r, Ed itor, 56 Mered ith Circle , Mi lto n , Mass. Entered as second-c lass matte r Sept ember 4, 1923 , a t the post office at R ich mond , Ind., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Acceptance fo r mai ling a t specia l rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, au thor ized Sep tem ber 4, 1923.

Subscription price one dollar per year.


NATIONAL COUNCIL President-Mrs. vV m. 1-Iolmes [artin, A and AA. :i Cobden St., Boston, 19, Mass. Vice-P res ident-Miss M innie l\ I. Shockl ey, rr, 709 College Ave., lva, Oklahoma. Secreta ry-l\I iss Carol D. P ierce, rr, Ay re. l\Ia ·s. T reasurer- -:\Ii ss Grace G. F ultz, t::.t::. , 253 Superior St., Rossfo rd, O hi o. Chaplain-l\Iiss l\Iary A. ·w agne r, KK, No rthampton, l\Iass. Registrar- ::\Irs. F red l\I. Shar p, pendence, Mo.

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Alumnc:e Officer-l\l iss Katherine D. NeYius. HH, 31.i f\orth gth St. , Neodesha, Kansas. Ed itor- -:\Iiss Gertrude D. Halbri tter , ®®, 56 l\I eredith Circle. Milton, -:\J ass.

BOARD OF ADVISERS A lpha Alpha-l\I is Oxfo rd , O hi o.

Amy l\I.

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Alpha Beta-M iss E li zabeth Romans, 501 N. E lson St., Kirk ·ville, l\Io. Beta Beta-l\Irs. Lester O pp, 717 17th S t. , Greeley,

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Gamma Gamma-M iss M in nie l\ I. Shoc kley, 709 Coll ege .\ve .. Alva, Okla. Delta Delta- 1rs. Howard L. Goodw in , Box 2 13. Athens, Ohio. E psilon Epsilon-l\Iiss Edna McCull ough, 1017 R ural St., E mpori a, K ansas. Zeta Zeta-M rs. O rlo R. Nattinger, 108 South burg, Mo.

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T heta T heta-M iss Chri stina S . Little, 15+ Circuit Rd., W inthrop, Mass .


Eta Eta-Miss Jane C. Carroll , 706 South Broadway, Pittsburg, Kansas. Iota Iota-1\I rs. \N. F. Barr, 2842 Rutlan9. Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Mrs . Sherman H. Doyle, 1802 N. Park Ave. , Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Miss E dith M. Sniffen, 262 19th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. l\I u 1\fu-l\ fi ss Helen H. Geller, 516 Fairview Ci rcle, Ypsilanti, l\Iich. N.u N u-1\Ii s l\Iildred Burdett, Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, Penn. X i X i-1\Irs. l\rartin E . Jarvis, 2026 Dracena Drive, Los Angeles, Cali f. Omicron Omicron-:\Iiss Ada Hyatt, 325 E . Main St., Kent, O hio . I i Pi-).Iiss E lizabeth B. Small , 807 Auburn Ave., Buffalo, . Y. Rho Rho-1\I iss Do ri s Feeley, 2547 Third Ave., Huntington, West Virgini a. Sigma S igma- l\Ii ss Lucy E. p1cer, 路w estern State College, Gunni on, Colo.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Tabernacle-Miss Carlotta M .. Co rpron, Woman's College, Montgomery, Ala. Standards-M iss Leo na Wilcox, 1916 44th St., Des Moines, Iowa. A rchivesFi nance-Miss Ina M . Bain, Hindman Settlement School, H indman, Kentucky. Service-Miss Evelyn G. Bell , 208 Best St., Buffalo, N. Y. Membership-Miss E thel I. Phillips, Alcazar Hotel, Kansas City, 1\Io. P rogram-Mi ss Alice E. Montgomery, 1022 Fifth Ave., Osawatomie, Kans. Activities-


ROLL OF COLLEGE CHAPTERS

Alpha Alpha-Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-State Teachers College, Kirksville, l\J o. Beta Beta-State Teachers College, Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-State Teachers College, Alva, Okl a. Delta Delta-Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas. Zeta Zeta-State Teachers College, Warrensburg, l\fo . 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, O hio. Mu Mu-State Normal College, Ypsilanti, Mich . N u N u-Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. Xi Xi-University of California, Los Angele ,

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Omicron Omicron-State T eachers College, Kent, Pi Pi-State Teachers College, Buffal o,

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Rho Rho-Marshall College, Huntington, \V.

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Sigma Sigma-\1\Testern State Coll eg e, Gunni son, Colo.

EX-COLLEGIO SECRETARIES

Alpha Alpha-Mrs. R. A. Healy, 218 Ohio.

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Alpha Beta-Elizabeth Romans, 501 N. El on St. , Kirk sv ille, Mo. Alpha Gamma-Mrs. Glenn H. Ferguson, 7511 Hutchin on Swissvale, Pa.

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Beta Beta-Mildred E. Schcefer, 2006 7th Ave., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Louella Harzman, 917 Flynn Ave., Alva, Okla.


Delta DeltaEpsilon Epsilon-Mrs. Everett R. Barr, 818 Market St., Emporia, Kans. Zeta Zeta-l\Ir . l\larion F. Parker, Warren burg, Mo. Ruth M. Bryant, 1124 S. Pearl St., Independence, Mo. Eta Eta-Mai·jorie H . McFarland, Liberal, Mo. Theta Theta-Grace ·w hitaker, 53 South St., ·w rentham, Mass. Iota IotaKappa K appa-M rs. Nevins W. Todd, 112 William St., Salisbury, Mel . Lambda Lambda-Doris E. Kiner, 2403 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu ~

1u-Ruth E. Bayler, 706 Emmet St., Ypsi lanti, Mich.

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O micron O micronP i Pi-Helen Weis, 543 Riley St., Buffalo,

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Rho Rho-Wilsie L. Malone, 414 Hood Ave., Shi nnston, W. Va.

ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL SORORITIES Chairman-M iss Minnie l\1. Shockley, Iva, Okla. ecretary-Mrs. C. P. Cincinnati, Ohio. Treasurer-Mrs. mont, Calif.

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Director of Local Panhellenics-Miss Florence Eckert, 413 Ballard St., Ypsilanti, Mich.

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Director o£ City anhellenics-Mrs. I-I. G. Richie, A~T, 1206 Lake Drive, Grand Rapids, Mich . Representative o£ ~~~-Mi ss l\Iabel Walton, Woodstock, Va.


CITY ASSOCIATION SECRETARIES Alva, Oklahoma-Mrs.

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A. Lane, 803 Center St., .\I va.

Boston, i\Iass.-Edith A . Howlett, 40 Newtonvill e Ave., 0Jew ton. Cherokee, Okla.-Ione Clark, Cherokee. Chicago, Ill.- Ann Brewington, 5701 Kenwood Ave., Chicago. Cleveland, Ohio-Alice Larkin , Hillsboro, O hi o. Columbus, Ohio-Ruth Blenkner, 170 O lentangy St.,

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Denver, Colo.-Elvina Bjork, 3439 ~ . Grant St ., Dcnn~ r. Des Moines, Iowa- Mrs. Geo. L. I\ issly. 1078 2-+th St., Des .:\ Ioi ne-; . Detroit, Mich.-Helen A. Cyph er, 640 D elawa re St., Detroit. Emporia, Kans.-1\Irs. Harry IV. E verett , 10 E. 1\' ilma Ct., Empona. Greeley, Colo.-Ethelyne Rhiner, 1018 14th St. ,

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Huntington, W. V a.-Doris L. F eeley, 2547 Thi rd ington.

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Kansas City, Mo.-Mrs. C. A. E pperson, 221 E. 46th City.

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Los Angeles, Calif.-Lillian Cri swell, 350 W . E lk ,\ ve., Glendale. Neodesha, Kans.-Lucy Clinkenbeard, N . 8th

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New York, N . Y.-Rosamond Root , 520 W. 122 ncl York City.

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Philadelphia, Pa.-Helen G. Lindenmuth, Ring town , Pa. Pittsburg, Kans.-N ell ie N . Ross, 602 E. Elm S t. , T~ itt s burg-. Pittsburgh, P a .-1\frs. Glenn I-I. Ferguson , 7511 IIut hin son . \ ve .. Swissvale, Pittsburgh. Toledo, Ohio-Helen Robinson , 1005 S hadow Lawn Drive, Tol do. vVarrensburg, Mo.- 1\Irs. l\Iarion F . Parker, R. R. -+, \Varr nsburg.


EDITORIAL STAFF

Editor-in-Chief

Gertrude D. Halbritter, 56 1ereclith Circle, 1\filton, l\Iass.

Chap ter Editors

Alpha Alpha-Martha A. vVadsworth, 33 Hepburn Hall, Oxford , Ohi o. sh, 301 E. McPherson St., K irksAlpha Beta-Frances J. ville, Mo. Beta Deta- Juliet R. Gilmore, 1732 11th ve., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Eli zabeth Greene, Box 266, Alva, O kl a. Delta Delta-Reba Shafer, Box 166, Athens, Ohi o. Epsilon Ep ilon-Ruth E. Nation, 805 U nion St., Emporia, Kan . Zeta Zeta-Dorothy Cla rk, 115 E. South St., Vvarrensburg. Mo. Eta Eta-Dana L. Jones, State Teachers College, P ittsburg, Kans. Theta ThetaIota Iota-1\Iinnie Keyes, 1214 28th t., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Frances Shirley, 1808 J Park Ave., Philadelphia, Penn. Lambda Lambda-Dorothy K. Zorn, 922 tuder Ave., Columbus, hi o. 1\Ju :\I u- i\J arian Evans, 507 Congress t., Ypsilanti, Mich. Nu Nu-Sara h N. Baxter, 216 N. 33rd St., P hiladel phia, Penn. P i P i-Doris I . Glun z, 9 1 Pershing ve., Buffalo, N . Y . X i X i-Gertrud e H . Peterson, 615 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale, Calif. m1cron micron-Antoinette Link, 710 . Depeyster St. , Kent, Ohio. Rho Rho-Eloi. e J. Carroll, 412 7th ve., H untington, W . Va. Sigma Sigma-


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"::\larshall Academy'' was established in 1837, shortly after the death of Chief Justice John I at路 shall, of th e Supreme Court of the nited State , in whose honor the school was named. It wa organized a a private in stitution. In 1856 the work of the , \ caclemy was enlarged and reorganized and the name changed to ~I arshall oil ge. ?\one of the records of the school during the time it was an academy were preserved. They were lost in the Civil \Var times. , \ t the close of the Civil \\ a r a number of leading citizens in the so uth-western part of the new state of \Vest V irginia succeeded in having th e legislature take it over as a "State No rmal ' chool." Though "?\ormal" in nam e, it was wholly academic in organization and in fact, pedagogy, school management, etc. U ntil 1897, when a practice chool of one grade was organized. T hi s, however, the tate ref u eel to support and accordingly, it was abandoned after two years of unappreciated effort, and the chool went on again as an academi c in stitution. In January 1902, the Departm ent of Education was organized and a practice school fo r teachers was opened. In February, 1920, by action of the State Board of E du cation, it became a tate Teachers College, conferring its fir st degrees in June, 1921. In December 1922, th e scope of the work was furth er expanded by authorization for granting the degree of Bachelor of Arts. nder authority of the tate Board of Education a further expan sion of the institution was effected in June 1924. At that time the college o f rts and ciences was formally organized. With the College of rts and Sciences are affiliated the two-year course in engineering, th e premedical and the pre-law courses. The institution has had a lengthy career of honorable service. s a teacher training school , its ervice vvas extended over a still larger portion of the state. Whether in its acad emic or profes-


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sional work, it has always maintained a hi gh standard of social ideals, and those ideals have become crystall ized in th e best type of a state-wide citi zenship. The fun damental purpose of institution is to render th e best possible service to the people of the state who e creati on it i indebted to. Rapidl y increasin g demands upon it have led to substantia l expansion in the co ll ege. No influ ence o f increasing numbers of students, added courses of study, or greater projects will be allowed to obscure the basic idea of th e development o f trong, clean, efficient mari and women, the type of citizens who stand as a sheet anchor of orderly and beneficent governm ent. T he in titution is located in H untington, a city o f eighty thousand popul at ion. It is easily accessible by the four trunk line railways of the state, the O hi o Vall ey E lectric li nes . th e "!\ficlland Trail and other motor r oads. H untington is an ideal locati on fo r a college. It is a city of beautiful and hospitable homes. It is an art and civic certer of note, and now here can a better communi ty spirit be found . It has a large num be r of fi ne churches and fin e th eatre 路. Its numerous and varied industries also f urni sh abundant laboratory facilities for all social and commercial studies. The coll ege is located in th e hea rt of the city, conyenient to railroad stati ons, the shopping distri ct and theatre cent r. It ha. a campus of twenty-fi ve acres. It has five main bui ldings. namely, the A dmini strati on Buildin g and Woman' Hall , Iorthcott Science Hall , th e P hys ical Educati on Du il ding, ::\Iusic Hall and Champ Clarke Cottage. T hree neat and pleasant builclin <Y of a temporary character were erected in 192-1- fo r the use of the training school. T he Home Eco nomi cs Cl ub and fo ur sororitie al o occupy houses on the campu . Other buil dings are in prospect and pending their const ruction, pri vate houses are rented in order to accommodate the increasing number of students who w ish to avail themselves of the faciliti es offered by the in titution.

INSTALLATION DAY I cannot recall installation clay without thin king of it a. one of the greatest days of my life; the clay that meant so much to me and to every girl that is now a member of R ho Rho chapter. We were all so thri ll ed. R eally, thri lled is not a large enough


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word to express the feelings that each of us had. It is needless to say that we were excited and nervous and enthusiastic to become members of Alpha Sigma Alpha-the clear sorority that we had worked and longer for. It was such a great pleasure to meet the national treasurer and the o-irls from the other chapters. They were so charming and wee!. From that day began the clear sisterhood that we cherish so hi ghly. \\" e realized then how insignificant we had been and that we had found something higher and more idealistic. A Alpha Sigma lpha takes its place with the other national so rorities on the campus, we realize what it is going to mean to us. \\ e are so proud of the high standards of ASA and we arc strivi ng to mamtain them. Last night I met a fellow from Ohio. He said: "You are certainly lucky to get Alpha Sig here; 1t 1s a wonderful orority. I know so many Alpha Sig girls and they are all very charming." The thrill of installation clay was a lasting one; a thrill in w aring the precious pin; a thrill in every letter from an officer or a member, and because of that, I will always look to Alpha 路 Sigma Alpha as the clearest and sweetest thing in my life. -Kathryn Witt. THE CHAPTER ROOM To me the Rho Rho chapter room is the most sacred room that one could imagine. It is especially beautiful when the girls a re assembled there for a meeting, it gives one a feeling of love and clearnes that is seldom found. I always think of it as a jevvel box which is soft and warm, and each girl is a precious jewel, ome of them are quiet as pearl s, others are as vivacious as diamond , wh il e some a re warm friends like rubies; each filling a place in the box that no one else could fill. Yet in reality this room is quite attractive without the girl s in it. It is of average size and has beautiful hard wood floors , ince v\'e also use thi s room as a back parlor it is quite an advantage to have these. The furniture is al o very pretty, consisting of a suite, a table, and a few odd chairs. \Ve are very proud of the open fireplace ; it gives such a beautiful glow to the room and brings to one the thoughts of


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warm friendship and love. In the evening we all gather around the fire and ta lk of our sisterhood and th e wonderful meaning it has for us. Vv e have our most prized possessions in the chapter room. They are tvvo oil paintings which were given to Rho Rho by a friend . Although these are by no means masterpieces they are very good and lend a note of culture, or shall I say give "atmosphere" to our dear room. I think that. after we have left college and have forgotten many of our friends , the thing that will be the most vi vid of our college clays, will be the Rho Rho chapter room . -Marie Bartlett .

List of Initiates Cla ire Ethel Davis (Advise r) B lan ch Marie Bice Doris Lu ci ll e F ee ley Zara Lenore Ga rrett Mrs. Cec ili a Hibner Dorothy M. Wi lli ams Marga ret P otte r Woodard Aud ra Pau lin e Abell Ethel Irene Catzen Dora Lee Gammon (Mrs. H. B. White) Ruth Gammon Wi lsie Loui se Malone D orothy Atkins (Mr . K. Callicoat) Ma rie Cap itola Bartlett Emi ly Imogene Mayfield E li zabeth Frances MeN ei ll Eva Lucille Beckett e D orcas Bell e Gant Bess Wi sner Lewis Ruth Emma Meyers N in a May Reed (M rs. F. M. Robertson) E loise J osephin e Carroll M uri el L eona Rhud e Effie Mae Sad ler /On a Fae Shafer Imogene F ontain e Toney Kathryn Winnifred Witt

Pre sent Address Pari s, France Shinnston, W est V irginia 2547 Third Ave., Huntington, W . Va . Hollidays Cove, West V irgin ia Coll ege Apts., Hunting ton, W . Va. Portsmouth, Ohio 231 So. W ell s St., Si ste rsv ill e, W. Va . R omney, W est V irginia Northfork, W est V irg inia Fairview St., Bri stol , Virgin ia Northfork, W es t V irg ini a Shinnston, W est V irg inia 1928 Dalton Ave., Huntington, W. Va. 1726 F ift h Ave., Huntin gton, Vl . Va. (Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority H ouse) Midd lebourne, W es t Vi rgini a W.Va. U niver sity, Mo,-gantown, W .Va. 918 Eutaw P lace, Huntin gton, W. Va. Logan, vVe t V irginia Pemberton, W est V irg ini a 428 2nd St., Hunting ton, 路w est Y irgini a Loui svill e, Kentucky 412 Seventh Ave., Huntin gton, Vv. Va . McMechen, W est Virgin ia 925 Tenth St., Huntington, W . Va. 1726 F ifth Ave., Huntin gton, W . Va. 2020 T enth Ave., Huntin gton, 'vV. Va. 1726 Fifth Ave., Huntington, W. Va.


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WESTERN STATE COLLEGE

Ju t fifty years ago, in A ugu t, 1877, in a sunny valley in central Colorado, a mile and a half above sea level, the surveyo rs were laying out the town of Gunnison, making its streets broad and its bound ari e extensive, fo r, located as it was in a rich mining distri ct in the hea rt of the R ockies, was it not to be the metropolis of the state, or, if not th e metropolis, at least a rival of Denver, the capitol, of the new state? I n the early 80's th eir dream seemed likely to co me t rue. A rough mining camp at fir st, made up of tents and shacks, with saloons and gambling dens on every hand, the stage and the. movers' wagon its link with the outside world , it was fast growing, with the puffing a rri val of the tiny narrow gauge train, into a real city of brick and stone. with three smelters, a gas plant, attractive homes, business houses, and, fin est of a ll , its new hotel of a hundred rooms, big, hi gh-ceilinged rooms, wi th dark marble fir eplaces, ri ch huge-fl owered carp ets, and ca rved walnut furni t ure, the very fi nest of its day. But St>on the dream faded . T he mi nes p roved less productive tha n bright hope had p ictured, unfo rtunate bi ckering between the railroad a nd the ow ner s of prope rty desired by the railroad led to discrimin ati on again st the growing city, the smelter s moved away. and business based upon mini ng died . A sleepy place it eemed, bu t still prospe rou , th ough small , fo r in place of th e p rospecto r appea red th e cowboy, in place of the hectic hope and despair of mining, 路the saner, surer wealth of catt le- raising . " nd so it r emained until 19 11 , when a new enterpri se appeared to stir it into li fe with the presence of happy, vigorous youth-a chool, know n at first a Colorado State No rmal School, and later as \?\!este rn State College . A nd now in and out of the old hotel of a hundred rooms located in a town of less than a thousand and a half, come and go every year more th an a th ousand students. T he old hotel is the point of the i ~ arrival a nd departure, fo r one of its rooms is the railroad stati on. Its ballrooms echo on occasion with the sound of their music and their dancing fee t ; its dining rooms a re the scene of many a so rority banqnet. T he center of inter est in the tow n has moved from


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the aloon of the 70's, from the assay-office of th e 80's, from the rodeo of the 90's, to the college of the l O's and the 20's and of all the decades to come. HOW WE BECAME NATIONAL

After all the ceremonies were over and we had time to look back, it hardly seemed po sible that we had been able to accompli sh all that had enabled Kappa Sigma Alpha to become Sigma igma Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. The decision to go national came to us so suddenl y and so near the close of school that it took all of each girl's energy to attain our goal. First of all came the consideration of the financial need. A committee secured permission from the President of \i\Testern State to hold a ale in North Hall for five consecutive weeks. Each week we varied the kind of foodstuff , having sandwiches, cake and candy sales . '0/e owe a great deal to our loyal Patrone ses as they never ceased to respond to our calls for assistance. They said it made them feel so much more a "part of us." Then a considerable amount was petitioned from the alumn<e members of Kappa Sigma lpha and they certainly proved themselves worthy to become members of S igma S igma Chapter. A bit more was raised by a group of six girls in a vaudeville contest as they won second prize. Other means of rai sing the necessary funds were bridge parties and checkino路 stands at dances. At last the chapter money was in and each girl had been able to rai se her own initiation fee . Two delegates from Beta Beta at Greeley, the Misses Esther ::\IcConnell and Iildred Schaefer, came to talk with us about Alpha igma Alpha and it was a very excited group of girls who met them in the apartment of M iss Carolyn Dawson at the LaVeta Hotel that even ing. A tea was given in honor of the visiting girl s at the home of M rs. Jay M iller, patroness. Decorations were carried out in azure blue and gold, the colors of Kappa Sigma Alpha. A musical program was given for entertainment. }.fiss Lorna McGinnis of Beta Beta, who was teaching in the Gunnison High School. gave us the Ribbon P ledge Ce remo ny at the home of Mrs. E. T. Brown, patroness. Miss Shockley arrived on Saturday to give us the remaining 路degrees of the m-


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sta llation. O n Sunday morning we attended the Comm unity Church in a body and a special sermon was preached for the group. Sunday evening the Phoenix Degree was given by l\I is Shockley. The ceremoni es were held in a room in Sout h ll all of the Coll ege Dui lding as the rooms of our sorority house were too small to seat the twenty g irl and all ow room for the initiation.

THE INSTALLATION OF SIGMA SIGMA CHAPTER OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA Twenty girls, dressed in purest white, assembled 111 So uth Hall to be initiated into S igma igma Chapter of l\lph a S igma Alpha on the evening of l\lay twenty-fifth . nin eteen hundred a nd twenty-seven. Every heart stood still as we awaited the summ ons which would make us true members of Alpha S igma Alpha. The initiation was full of beauty and sy mboli m. At four o'clock the following afternoon in the Coll ege Cl ub House the installation of O fficers took place. \IVeclnesday evening a form al dinner was given in the banquet room of th e Comme rcial Hotel. The g uests were l\Ji s Shoc kley.

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installing officer, l\1iss Hillman and M iss Wolfe, inactive members of Kappa Sigma Alpha, Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Quigley, Miss Lucy Spicer, sponso r, and the Mesdames Brown, Daugherty, Dawson, Helmecke, Mi ller, Porter and Tall man, patronesses . The tables were beautifully decorated with white snowballs and the menu was carried out in crimson and white coloring. Following the banquet, the initiates went to the home of l\Iiss Spicer where the initiation of the Patronesses was held. 1iss Spicer entertained at a dinner in honor of Miss Shockley. Ladies of the faculty were guests. Miss Shockley also enjoyed several auto drives into the count ry about Gunnison. At last we were able to realize th~t we actually were Sigma Sigma Chapter and that we had ASPIRED, SOUGHT, and ATTAI ED. We were very happy to haye become members of our beloved Sorority and we hope to make each chapter in Alpha Sigma Alpha proud of us as the Sigma Sigma Chapter.

THE HISTORY OF KAPPA SIGMA ALPHA Kappa Sigma Alpha was founded November twenty-fourth. nineteen hundred and twenty-four, by five girls: Cynthia Buck, Ruth Stone, Helen Luxinger, Ruby Rector and Leona Rector. Of these five founders only Miss Buck and Miss Leona Rector saw Kappa igma Alpha become Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Sororities had never been allowed on the campus of Vve tern State until that year and we were the second group to take up the formation of a sorority, the fi rst becoming affiliated with Tri Sigma as Sigma Chapter. It had been thought that fraternal organizations would break up the democratic spirit of our school but I am sure they only bettered the condition . At present there are three national sororities, Tri Sigma, Delta Sigma Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Alpha, and three locals, Omega Pi, Theta Gamma and Tri Omega on the campus and only three fraternities, Kappa Delta Mu, Sigma Delta Phi and Theta Tau Omega, which are all local organizations. There are several honorary fraternities, Delta Omicron, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Omega Tau and Alpha Psi Omega, being some of these. Western State College has grown from approximately thirteen students to five hundred. The school supports its own cafe-


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teria and also provides work for a g reat number of students to earn their way through coll ege. The instruction is of the finest, the music department being especiall y excellent. \\'e now have two year courses in P re-engineering, Pre-law and Pre-me li es. also the granting of Pd.D ., Pd.l\I., A.B., and A.~I. degree . The Liberal A rts chool was opened only two years ago. \Vestern State Coll ege was fir st begun as Colorado State No rmal School but in nineteen hundred and twenty-two was changed to a full fledged college, and we now have about half men and half women in attendance each year. A su mm er term of eight weeks is provided fo r and the attendance reaches seven and eight hundred. There are many other activitie besides sorority and fraternity life: L iterary Societies, Y. W. C. ., Y. l\I. C. "\. , Hiking ' Jubs , Science Clubs, Orchestra and Glee Club and Hand, Dramatic and many others. O ur school is situated "On Top of the \ Vorld'' as our weekly paper is called. A narr011路 gauge railway connects with the broad gauge and is the only rail system into the town. The mountains and canons around Gu nni on are un surpassed for beauty and the rivers and streams furni sh some of the best trout fishing in the state. l\Iining and stock rai sin g are the chief industries f this section. Be ides th e tract of land where the buildings them eh路es are situated, the school owns one hundred and sixty acres on Taylor . River about fo urteen miles north ea t. where the l3iology S tation is located and research work is carri ed on. Kappa Sigma Alpha was organized entirely by the crroup who first began it. \?Ve made our own Constitution and drew up our own Ritual. 'vVe based the choice of our gi rl s on scholarship, character, personality and adaptabi li ty. VVe were slow in choo.ing and therefo re bui lt up a group of happy, congenial girl s. Kappa Sigma Alpha was a member of the National Pan-liellellenic Council and abided by the rules set forth by them. 'vVe are very glad to have been bonded together so strongly in order that we niay better prove ourselves loyal sisters of A lpha Sigma A lpha.


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SIGMA SIGMA CHAPTER Honorary Member

Spicer, Lucy E., Gunnison, Colo. Ex-Collegio Chapter Life Members

Buck, Cynth ia S., A.M., 1927, Monte Vista, Colo. Mathews, L etha (Mrs. Geo rge A. Givens), Box 426, Trinidad, Colo. College Chapter Initiates

Anderson, Lamorah R. , Gunnison, Colo. Blake, Lupi e A., Naturita, Colo. Bull, Ruth E., Cedaredge, Colo. Ca rey, Rosalie M., Olathe, Colo. Caywood, Virginia E., 77 S. Grant St., Denve r, Colo. Crawfo rd, Vesta M ., Paonia, Colo . Hinricks, Mrs. ( cf. Leona B. Rector). Hoskins, Ruth I., Paonia, Colo. John ton, E lizabeth J., R. R. 1, Box 117, Montrose, Colo. McKee, Jean, Gunni so n, Colo. Peck, Z. vis, Box 65, Gunnison, Colo. Rector, Leona B . (Mrs. Hinricks) , Rangely, Colo. Reed, Grace, 103 S. P ine St., Gunnison, Colo. Roberts, Esther M., A.B., 1927, Delta, Colo. Romig, Dorothy D., 411 21st St., Denver, Colo. Stevens, Mildred E., O lathe, Colo. Zollinger, Leon e E., Burlington, Colo. Pledges

Henderson, Beatrice M., 212 Gunnison Ave., Grand J unction, Colo . Marsh, Ghita C., 455 Palmer St., Delta, Colo. Sandifer, Irene J., Paonia, Colo.


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A. E. S. CONFERENCE The seventh biennial conference of th e ounci l of the As sociation of Educational Sororities convened al 9 :30 A . M. August 29, 1927 in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Denver, Colorado . At the fir st roll-call every member answered-"Present. " S igma Sigma Sigma was rep resented by Miss Mabel \ Valton, hairman; Alpha S igma Alpha by Miss Minni e Shockley, ecreta ry; Pi Kappa S igma by Mrs. James C. McFarland, treasurer; Delta Sigma Epsilon by Mrs. O rley See, Director of Local Panhellenics; Theta Sigma Upsilon by M iss F lorence Ec kert, Chairman of Committee on City Panh elleni cs and Alpha ig ma Tau by Mrs. H. G. Ritchie. Mi sses Elmina Graham, editor of Theta S ig ma Upsilon magazine, and da Norton, Chi ef-pat roness of Alpha igma T au were honored gue ts of the con ference a nd wer of valuable aid in th e discussion of topi cs of importa nce to the a sociation. The reports of the variou officers were exceedingly intere ting and gave proof of the const ructi ve work that has been accomplished in the past two yea rs. The Director of Local Pan hellenics made a report that was very gratifyin g. The A. E. groups functioning in 34 colleges have e tablished sc holarsh ip fund s for helping girls through school, ot her award cups for high scholars hi p. The general good-w ill ex i ting between the various g roup s is one of th e worth while feature noted in the report of th e Panhell eni cs. Another very interesting rep ort was the beginning of th e A. E. S. City Panhellenics. This pha e of fraternal activ ity has been neglected. However, in the past two yea rs one in Huntington, West V irginia and one in Toledo, O hi o, have started and a re proving to be a very efncient way of binding th e A. E. S. groups toegth er. Steps a re being taken for organizing a city Panhellenic in Cincinnat i and Detroit a nd will be consumated thi s fall. These eeming small begi nnin g how that th e groups belonging to the Assoc iation of E ducational Sororities are alive and are pushing to th e fr ont. They are making known to the H ell enic world that the l'>rofe sion of teaching is a vital force in th e world , and that no oth er profes-


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sion is making a greater progress in estab li shin g standards of hi g h attainment in th eir chosen calling. The considerat ion of some special social welfare work for the A. E. S. was g iven to a co mmittee. T his comm ittee will investiga te th e fi elds where the assoc iat ion may be of real se rvice and repo rt to the coun cil before the next conference. The "open" session on Wednesday afternoon was well attended and the program a rranged was very interesting and profitable. J\Iembers of ~~~ . A~A, ITK~ and 6.~E to the number of forty ( 40 ) were present. Most of them belonged to the chapter at Greeley, but there were present girl s from Gunnison, A lva a nd Los Vegas. The following topics were di scussed: Sorority Ideals-Mrs. James C. McFarland, ilK~. Sorority Friendships-M rs. H . G. Ritchie, A~T. A. E. S. History-l\1iss l\finn ie Shockley, A~A. Local Panhellenics-l\Irs. O rl ey See, 6.~E. Loyalty-Miss l\Jabel Walton, ~~路~路 Fraternity J ournali m-Miss Lindsey Barbee, Ed itor of th e Crescent of Gamma P hi Beta. Dean M inrow of E mporia, Kansas, was present and made a pleasing talk on The Sorority as a n uplifting organi zaiton. Thi was the afternoon of the vi it of Lindbergh to Denver. Afte r th e program was ove r, th e conference adjourn ed to witnes th e ovation given to "Th e Lone Eagle" of intern ational fame. Since the banquet in hi honor was g iven in th e Cosmopolitan Hotel the Coun cil had th e opportuni ty of see ing thi s hero several tim es . Another ve ry pleasa nt affair was the courtesy extend ed to the Co uncil by the Denver A lumn ae Chapter of S igma S ig ma igma. T hey came with th eir automob il es at the close of the T uesday session a nd took every one for a drive to th e variou s points of intere t in the city. Af ter the drive, all were taken to the home of M rs. Gretchen Ca rpenter, where most delicious refre hm ent s were served and a delightful social hour enj oyed. The bu sine s sessions closed on \tVednesday night. but a very great treat was in tore for all-Mr. Joe Mi ll s of "The Crags" Estes Pa rk had invited the entire countil to be hi s gues ts for a clay a nd nig ht. The in vitation was accepted. The Rocky Mountain Parks Tra nsportation Co., through th e co urtesy of ~fr. A . K. Holmes sen t a special bus to take the party to Estes


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Park and to return them to Denver. The hospitality was so cordial and the joys and wonders of Estes Park so p leasing that eve ry member of the Council will hold this delightful trip as one outstanding event of th e Conference. Some few changes were made in the constitution, but nothing especiall y new. The wording of art icl es and ections were made cl ea rer. There will be a new ed ition of th e constituti on printed and sent out to the chapters soon. Miss Mildred Doran who lost her life in the Dole Flight from Oa kland, was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau. Her A~T badge went clown with her. Re olutions of sympathy were sent to her famil y. The officers for the coming biennial interine are: l\Iiss l\Iinnie Shockl ey, A~ A, Chairman, 709 College Ave., A lva, O kla. Mrs. C. P . Neidig, IlK~, Secretary, 23 Lockwood Court Apt., Cincinnati, O hio. Mrs. O rl ey See, ~~E , Treasurer, 44 Wildwood Ave., P iedmont, Calif. l\Iiss F lorence Eckert, 速~Y, Director of Local Panhell enic , 413 Ball ard St., Yps ilanti, M ichi gan . Mrs. H. G. Ritchi e, A~T , Director of City Pan hell eni c , 1206 Lake Drive, Grand Rapids, Mich. 1\Iiss l\Iabel Lee W alton, Representative ~~~. Wood tock. \a.

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FRATERNAL ORDERS From the beginning of time, religious teachers have sought to make men virtuous and happy by presenting truth through visible symbols. The great Pythagoras veiled his most important precepts in allegory. The ancient patriarchs delivered their prophecies symbolically . The greatest teacher the world has ever known often spoke in parables. To the one brought up in a church wholly lacking in symboli sm, the services of one rich in ritual may seem tiresome and meaningless, while to one familiar from early childhood vvith the deep significance of every act performed during the ceremonial comes the inspiration to achieve noble deeds, as well as the strength to resist temptation. There are those who can commune with the Most High in the secret chambers of their hearts, but there are others who need. for their best awakening, to have their Maker symbolized. To some, the use of lighted tapers on an altar may seem little sho rt of idolatry, but, to others, this symbol speaks most powerfully, for, in the wax, product of virgin bees, they see the body of Christ, in the wick of reed, product of pure water, His stainles soul, an d in the flame the supreme sacrifice that brought light into a world enveloped in the blackness of sin and so rrow, of despair and death. Nearly all orders, religious or secular, having as their foundation stones the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man, have some symbols by wh ich they try to visuali ze the principles for which they stand. The college fraternity seeks to express its ideals by means of a badge and a Greek motto, whose initials alone are known to outsiders. The thought hidden away in the Greek letters is almost invariably taken from the New Testament, or else it is an ethical teaching from the writings of some ancient philosopher. T here are several societies that have the C1'0SS as a prominent symbol on badge and coat-of-arms, and there are many others that use for the badge some form of that ancient sign of the Christ. Ida Shaw Martin.


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Art instruction relates itself particularly to the general purposes of the community specified as life, liberty, happine~s, com~ mon defense, and general welfare. Are not these the thmgs set forth in our constitution, and th e things we daily pursue? An individual having all of these in hi s possession, i the one who makes the good patriotic citizen . Every teacher must keep these in mind as prominent aims and seek to pass them on to our citizens of tomorrow. Our fathers held that all men vvere entitl ed to their lives. s teachers of art we should want it to mean more than mere existence. It should be a well-developed life with the ability to enjoy the beautiful things about us. Through art cultivation people should get the desire to improve their own urroundi ng . This, indirectly becomes a common bond holding together communities, cities, and even nations, and thus a patriotic pirit is developed. There is an unusually large field for the teacher to work in when she attempts to teach the children patriotism through art. Posters are the easiest means of getting an idea before them. 11 children like to make posters, and particularly for ome special occasion or holiday. They enter so thoroughly into the spirit of the problem that the idea is easily impressed upon their minds permanently. Such patriotic posters a liberty, freedom, thrift, and law observance posters are usef ul in the teaching of patriotism. Ofter the children learn patriotism through appreciation and construction. They are trained in appreciation of the g reat patriotic paintings that we have. VI/ere it not for art, who to-clay would know how \tVashington. the Father of O ur Country, looked? How much more they make us realize the g reatness of the struggle which brought us freedom: the child knows and respects the flag, but does he realize the work, thought, and love which entered into the making of it ? \ 1\fhen he has actually been allowed to make one, he has a much clearer conception of it. There are numerous other things that the child can make which arouse in him this patriotic feeling we so de ire. This should lead to development of a respect for order and Ia ws, an appreciation of the beauty around us, and a love for our country. All of this the good teach er conscientiou ly strives to do. Annabel Stephenson, ZZ Reprinted fr om the Scro ll of K /':,.IT.


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"TO BE OR NOT TO BE" No one has ever evolved a satisfactory formula to be used as a basis fo r choosing members of a college fraternity. Othe:..organizations may have certain fi xed requirements, which, having been met, makes the applicant eligible for membership, but there a re few that base their ultimate choice upon that intangible recommendation of personality. A fraternity has first of all certain requirements-intellectual and moral. \tVhen these are met, the choice of thi s possible member and the rejection of an apparently equally good one are based upon the most difficult of all things to determine-the appeal of her personality to the group as individuals and as a whole. That the personality of one girl may not appeal to a group may be entirely to her credit; and that the personality of another girl may appeal may be entirely to their discredit. \iVhen the latter is too often the case, national officers usuall y make an effort to change the personality of the group, a deli cate and difficult task. A n occasional unwi se choice or refusal to choose, however, is not an indication of any permanent or real deterioration in a college chapter. For the que tion of personality, in the minds of the youngest or more inexperi enced member of any g roup, is so very easily not differentiated f rom that of "the way she does her hair" or " the clothes she wears." \tVe mi ght wish that college girls had the wisdom of our yea rs and that externals were not so important to them. We must remember, hovvever, that they" are just entering a new intellectual world, and, as a child must learn to walk, so mu st they graduall y become accustomed to the beauties that are not physical but spiritual. On the whole, neverthele s, it is surpri sing t? find how wise a choice college girls are able to make upon short acquaintance. Their choice moreover, is not based entirely upon selfish reasons, but upon their consideration for the happiness of a member wh o finds herself intimately as ociated with those whose personalities do not appeal to her. If a sophomore were only blessed with the fa r- seeing vision of a Merlin , there would doubtless be wiser decisions. But the sophomore is full of merely human shortcomings; youth is intolerant ; college students are sti ll in the process of "being educated,'; and even seniors find it difficult


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to judge accurately of th e possibiliti es of the seemingly ' 'impossible" freshman. Therefore-alumnce-to whom this little discour e is addressed- be patient, forgive to seventy times seven, a nd remember that, even as you were once, so they are now ! -THE LYRE OF

LPIL \ CHI 0MEG,\ .

IDEALS FOR THE COLLEGE STUDENT In considering the questi on of ideals fo r the college tudent, the first thing which comes to mind i that tanda rd of conduct given us by the Great Teacher as set fo rth in the Golden Rule" Theref ore all things whatsoeve r ye woul d that men should do to you, do ye so to them." And perh aps that cover it-fair play is an ideal which most of us onl y approach, few attain, and if generally practiced would tran form not only the small world of college but that greater world out ide into a modern E den. As corollaries there a re two things well wo rth striving fo r - to be loyal and to be kind . Loyalty to f ri ends, school, to convi cti ons- to be absolutely faith f ul , is that not a worthy ideal ? And then last, to be kind. It is so easy to say, so hard to achi eve, and yet we are all so dependent on kindne s th at I feel like stressing it a little here. l t is hard fo r youth to be kind. Youth is too sure of hi s opinions, too busy, too intolerant. Y ears and the school of li fe teach the falli bility of opinion -one learns to be le s sure that thi s is ri ght and th at is wrongthere may be ex tenuating circumstances, un _uspected rea on , etc., but it is hard for youth to see thi s. It tak e time to be kind, not much time pe rhaps, but in the modern college every moment has a definite schedul e, and to take time for even small kindnesses, such as stopping to chat with a lonely girl, throw s thi s out of balance.- E.rchan gc.


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A NEW MEMBER'S VIEWS ON THE VALUE OF A SORORITY In the curriculum of a Normal Teacher's College there is little time to spare from training work for social activities. But when we consider the life of an average teacher in a community, we find that in a gn:at deal of her work she must mingle socially with all types of people. The college has fitted her for the school room, but who has cultivated her social activites to prepare her for the emergencies that will arise in her future life? The answer to thi s we find in the sororities of a college, the friendly. social life that has done so much for those girls fortunate enough to be included in it. As a new member of Alpha Sigma Alpha I have seen the change that has been wrought in my fellow pledge members and in myself since our life began in the sorority. Shyns born of inability to make friends easily, has vanished and a sociabl e, comradely air has taken its place. Awkwardness at ocial affairs has been replaced by a self-possessed air of ease from experience at so rority events. The girls learn to work cooperatively on projects and learn to accept responsibilities which they carry out admirably. Perhaps one of the finest developments 1s that of the spirit of unselfishness that grows among the girls, th e idea that each may serve and help another in all things, a truly sisterly feeling which we may trace to the common love that binds us all for dear Alpha Sigma Alpha. The greate t gift we have gained, I believe, is that of serving, unselfishly, and giving all,-or, as our motto has said: "To Give Full Measure." There are a few lines in our beautiful song of "Pledging Day" that expres es to well the promise we have made and are trying so loyally to live up to: "With what measure you mete will be meted you In service and love each day; And to give full measure your whole life thru Is your pledge to A. S. A."

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TO THE ALUMNAE

' 'G ive Full Measure!" Are you "once-time active" girls g1v1ng it to your former Chapter? Or do you feel as if your duti es and obligations ended when yo u passed beyond the door of you r A lma l\[ater? HaYe you ever stopped to reali ze how 路well your college chapter is carrying on since you left, and if you realize it have you told them so? Or are you content to write your Round Robin letters which yo u know will be read by mo t of the active chapter and then think you have clone your duty? Do you reali ze that fro m year to year competition becomes greater on every coll ege campus and it becomes harder for your chapter to get her ideal sorority girl ? I erhaps you do reali ze all this. Perhaps from afar yo u g rant that your chapte r is li ving up to the standards that you <nd your sisters once set. But do you let them know how much you admire them for what they are doing? You who once carri ed the burden of lpha Sigma lpha upon your boulders should never forget the many discouragement you met along your way. You should never forcret the pleasure you experienced when an "old girl ' ' wrote or told you how much she admired the new girl s you elected, the many things you accomplished, and the part you played in campus activit ies . Yet one year or perhap two or three have rolled by without your returning to visit your chapter and your so rority isters, without your talking over with them all they have clone during the college year, without congratulating them upon the splendid new girl s they have added to the ranks of yo ur beloved A. S. A... without showing them in any way that you sti ll hold clear the tie that bind yo u to them in the sacred bond of i terhood and friendship. Your chapter plans many affairs and works so hard to make them th e very best so you can be proud of them. They urgently write you to return and you find yourself too bu y and you tos the invitati on aside sometimes w ithout even a thouaht a to the possibility of yo ur attending. T heir enthu ia m become dampened because you had neither the time nor the desire to put a ide


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your little pleasures and make a sac rifice to live with them fo r a short time in happy sisterh ood . Perhaps you do attend yet fail to show the interest they had so eagerly looked forward to your displaying. \!\Then you return do you try to see just why thei r new airl are so dear to them ? Do you share their deli ght in the place they hold on the campus? In the condition of their treasury? In the election of their office rs? O r do you make it plain to them that you do not care? Could we not then as Alumnce set up a code of ethics and live up to it ? Could we not determine just what we owe our chapter in loyalty and love? Could we not plan our fund s at the beginning of every year so we could return to at least one big sorority affair? It i 路 so easy to sever the tie that binds and indi fference will kill love quicker than we realize. Is not the love of our chapter too precious to lose yet easy enough to retain if we only want to 路clo so? A lpha Sigma Alpha depends upon every Chapter and every Chapter is enriched by the love and devoti on of its lunmce. 'vVe cannot and must not fail them if we still are true and loving Alpha S igs. Flo1'ence Rimli1'1gcr (Alumnce member of K. K .)

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Alpha Beta If you were in the active chapter last year and are teac?ing this year, you may be interested in knowing where the other g-irls are. Our president, Dorothy Marton, is teaching in Hannibal, Mo.; Annabelle 路wayland is teaching in Mober ly; F leeta Tayler in Marceline, Mo.; Maxine Fielder in Marcel ine; Mari an Pen ick in Pawnee, Okla.; Ermine Smythe in St. Joseph, Mo . ; and Mary Bent ley in Rothville, Mo. Mrs. Lela Dawson Stokes is now li ving in Excelsior prings, Mo. Her address is 202 Isley St. She is studying osteopathy in Kansas City.

vVe have also received a letter from Anna Higginbotham Johnson, of Bowling Green, Mo., announ cing the arrival in her home of twin daughters on June 2. Their names are Mary Pearle and Beulah Paxton Johnson. Miss Bess Shouse was married on August 12, to Mr. Charles William Suits, at Los Ange les, Calif. Their home is at 18 Ninth Place, Los Angeles. During the summer a baby son came to the home of Louise Barnes Moore, of Memphis, Mo. Katherine Sens Jones is now making her home 111 Chillicothe, Mo. Katherine Stephenson is teaching in Detroit, Mich., this year. Louisa Terrill Pearson is teaching in the Junior College at Moberly, Mo., this year. Mable Christie had a very interesting trip this summer. As a guest of her uncle, she took a yachting trip up the Pacific Coast of Canada to Alaska.

Beta Beta The Ex-Coll egio chapter of Beta Beta gave a seven o'clock dinner the latter part of July at Angell's Tea Room. Among those attending were: Ouita Smith James, Je sie utrey Hammett, Inez icholson McKinley, Ollie Smelser, Grace Mabie,


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Bernice Meeker, My rtle Mcintyre, Zelma Baker, Kathryn Gormley, L ois Greer, and Ruth Ca rr. E th elryn Rhiner, Zelma Baker, and several alumnae fr om D enver, attended th e las t meeting of the A. E. S. Convention at Denver on August thirty-fi rst.

Zeta Zeta T he a nnu al Sorority camp was held at Pe rtle Spring s th e week-end of Jul y tenth . A mong our alumnae present were Bess Carter K ibbe, Ann Neeley K ennedy, Anna Bell Reynolds, a nd Ethel P hilips. Lyda Hale entertained t he g roup with a fri ed chicken supper the latter part of Jul y, which was g reatl y enj oyed by everyo ne. mong the alumnae, who have not been with us for some time were : Hazel Straha n, Margery Byram, a nd Ma rie Campbell. L yda H a le, superv iser in the Training School of C. M. S. T. C. is on leave of absence and is wo rking on her Master's degree at Missour i Un iversity .

Theta Theta The Boston City Associati on has planned many interes ting meetings fo r the coming year. A lready the fir st get-together was held at whi ch Ma ri on Colb y Folsom was re-elected pres ident, and Edith How lett was chosen as secreta ry-treasu rer. O n October fi fth we entertained th e coll eg e chapter and ru shees as a party in the Q uincy Community Club H ouse. In our little conveni ent p rogram folders we find th at October still holds a Hallowe'en party, November a Founder's Day and Initiation gathering, December a Christmas Party with th e chapter, and a dinner and theater pa rty for the alumnae on D ecemb er thirtieth . Janu a ry sounds exciting with a sleig h ride, if the weath er man will only supply th e prope r setting . Februa ry b rings a Valentine party with the college g irls as gues ts. In Ma rch we will brave th e "March \?\finds" to go to Ma ri on Colby Folsom's house fo r a meeting, whil e in Ap ril our Spring F rolic will ta ke place at Gertru de Halbri tter's home. During May we have a Hermes party with t he coll ege g irl s, a nd also an invite to th eir house party. In June we are planning to hold our own house party after th e schools are closed . We ask any alumna: member who


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happens to be in or near Boston at that time to telephone l\Iarion Colby Folsom fo r news concerning these meetings. Her telephone number is Pa rkway 0652R. T he evening of October twenty-e ighth fo und an eager g roup of T heta Theta's speeding to the shores of Lake 1assapoag, in search of ghosts, goblin s, and witches . It wa. an ideal temperature fo r a bungalow party, so that our shivers we re caused more by excitement than cold . fte r the long ride th rough the woods, we came to the little cabin . \Ve waited out ide the gate until Cath erine Haight and Ed ith Anderson prepared the w itches fo r our comi ng, and then by means of the feeb le li ght of the ne>v moon, and the help of a fl a 路blight, we were gui ded by a ghost and a witch to the cozy cabin at the water' s edge. H ow creepy the wail of the cats sounded, a nd how weirdly th e ghostl y fig ures on the trees waved their a rm s, whil e th e lanterns grinn ed broadly in welcome. Inside th e cabin all was cheery even though it wa but dimly lighted. We all bobbed fo r apples in succession, I na Bain, Hazel H unt, l\Iari on Colby Fol om, Ge rtrud e Halbri tter , l\Ia ri e Tetzlaff, Catherine H eight, and Ed ith A nde r on. T he old witch hobbled in with her caldron and gave us each a ro y fo rtune. 路w hen, in the darkness, th e ghost told us of the sad fate of ifr. Smith, and passed hi s entrail s fo r our inspection, we we re indeed glad we had M rs. Martin fo r a chaperon, and a few men for protecti on. T he gho t story as told by Ma rion Fol om wa more than grue ome. Many o f us were fo rtunate in keepin g our candles lighted until we r eached t he wishing well. and therefo re had the chance to make our wi h. T he refre hment period was gay. not clue altogether to the cider we had . \ Vhen the cake wa cut, the fo rtun es appea red, but to tell you who captured th e ring, thimble, and penny, were to tell hi dden secrets. Part of our excitement that evenin g was caused by th e announcement that Ina Dain was leavin o- on November fir st to teach in the Hindman Settlement School at H indma n, Kentucky. In a is to have a seventh g ra le th ere, and since we kn ew omething about the school, we were giving I na all sorts of "valuabl e" advice. Hazel H unt is teaching in Cambridge thi s year , and so will be near us. Grace W hitaker is teaching in Franklin, 1\Ja s., quite nea r her home, and also near the city. T wo of our girls, P ri s-


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cilla Drake and Edith Turner, are teaching in Connecticut. Priscilla is at Woodstock Academy, Woodstock, Conn.,' and Edith is at Stafford Springs, Conn .

Kappa Kappa There are ten 1927 graduates who are now ex-collegia members; they are, Margaret Brenholtz (Mrs . Herman Gohn), Dorothy Bishop, Catharine Blunt, Mary Jane Kehl (Mrs. Alton Wentzel ), Evelyn K ratz, Regina N ichols, Evelyn Shrack, Anne Slifer, Elizabeth Wilson and Helen Witmyer. Margaret Brenholtz was married on September 10, 1927, to Mr. Herman Gohn. They are living at 336 East Water Street, Lockhaven, Pa. Mary Jane Kehl was married to Mr. Alton A. Vventzel on July 23, 1927, and they are now living in Carlisle, Pa. Marion Kin bach. who married M r. Burton J. Smith on June 18, 1927, is now living at Cape May Court House, N . J. Irene Parker was marri ed June 16, 1927, to Mr. Nevins W. Todd and th ey are residing at 112 E. William St., Sali sbury, Mel. l\Irs. Charl es L. Wood, Jr. (Helen Lewclrop) is living at 1542 Draclclock Lane Penn \i\Tynne P . 0 . West Park, Philadelphia, Pa., where her husband is teaching in Upper Darby High School. l\fary \i\Tagner has resumed her work at Smith College. Margaret Chamblin visited Mary Pa rsons at Snow H ill , l\Iarylancl, this summer. Hester Sexton has resumed her work at Paul sboro, N. J., after taking a summer course at Temple University. Leonia L indsley Bennett who was marri"ecl early last spnng is now li ving at 8 10 High Ave., N. W., Canton, O hio. The annual alumnce meeting will be held the first week-end in December and we are anticipating a real get-together with every member present.

Kappa Kappa and Nu Nu The Philadelphia City Association has been having a very busy month. The majority of the girls are teachers and the beginning is always the busiest time. With F lorence Rimlinger as president we are looking forward to a most enjoyable winter. Our plans include the entertaining of the college chapter of Kappa


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Kappa and N u N u, and also our ow n theater and bri dge parti es. Vve are a very new g roup, but we wi sh to become one of the ve ry acti ve City Associati ons.

Columbia Summer School A lumnce of A lpha Sigma Alpha who signed the register 111 T eachers College, Columbia U ni versity, 1 ew York City, thi s summer were these : l\Ia ry Gru bbs, Dale Zeller , L ucil e N ickell , F lorence ublette, Lenore L indsey Fagerstrom, Ida . J ewett, and Rosamond Root-all of lpha Beta Chapter ; l\I inni e Roseberry of E ta E ta, Mari e Burrus of Zeta Zeta, Adela Ande rson of E psilon E psil on, Blanche Bise and Doroth y Lin dsay . D urin g the winter term of Columbi a U ni versity, there were, in additi on to M isses Root and J ewett ( permanent residents of the city) F lorence ubl ette, A B ; E li zabeth Smi th, EE; Helen S . S mi th , BB ; and Hazel H unt, 速速, of Mount Vernon . T here may have been others registered in Columbia, but these are the name signed on the ASA register in th e hall of Teachers College. Bess Shouse, A B, was ma rried in Los Ano-ele , on A ugust tw elf th, to J\Ir. Charles 'vV. S uits. T he groom is a g raduate of th e U ni versity of Cali fo rni a and is a chemical engineer. M r. and M rs. Sui ts will make their home in Long Beach, Cali fo rni a. M ildred N ulton, AB, was marri ed in Denve r, Colorado, on June 18, to J\Ir. R. A. P uffe r, A istant S uperintendent of th e Denver schools, where she has been supervisor of mu sic fo r the past three years .


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ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER The scene of our Spring Formal dance was a miniature Coral Gables Beach. The bathing beauties were so life-like that quite a few, upon entering. remarked about the cleverness of having real girls. l\Iany persons, in pausing to admire the decorations, were quite fascinated by the wonderful music, and lingered awhile to enjoy the evening with us. Favor were given to both boys and girls; the former receiving blue leather cigaretts cases with the Alpha Sigma Alpha crest in gold, and the latter receiving triangular coin purses to match. As the day after the dance was Mothers' Day, many of the mother attended the dance in addition to th e active members, alumni , rushees, and guests. Although quite a few mothers were able to be with us on Mother's Day, we regretted that all could not be pre ent. A dinner in their honor wa given on Sunday, covers being laid for thirty in all. Alpha Alpha wishes to announce the pledging of Eleanor Schnorrenburg, Dorothy Graf, l\Iildred Smithers, and Thelma Butterfield. Eleanor was initiated on Saturday, June, the eleventh. Alpha \lpha was well rep resented on the campus both in scholarship and athletic . The following received special honors : Vlilma Hutchinson-Phi Beta Kappa-honorary schola tic fraternity; Kappa Delta Pi-honorary educational fraternity; was graduated cum laude-general honors-as well as with special honors in hi story. Elizabeth Wykoff-Tennis Cup-singles. Elizabeth \iVykoff, Mary Stevens-Tennis Cup-doubles. Martha \tVadsworth-Cosmopolitan Club. Erma chmidt, Martha Wadsworth-Honorary French Fraternity-Phi Gamma Phi.


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Erma Schmidt-Alethanai Literary Society. Genevieve ' iVhiteKathryn LongMary Stevens- ec retary of Y. , V. C. A. Irene Mullam-Second prize- Loyalty Orato ri cal Contest for Women ; Tau Kappa A lpha-Honorary Forensic Fraternity. A farewell party for the graduates was given at the home of M rs. V iola 路w arren Healy, who is our advise r in the absence of M iss Swisher, on 路w ed nesday even ing, June the eighth. A delightf ul repast was served by our hoste s. Each of the departing girl s received a bar pin with the Alpha Sigma Alpha crest. A lpha Alph a has a score of new i ters-to-be as the result of a very happy season of rushing. ix of the new pledges are sisters of alumme, and other Alpha ig girls. The girls are: J ean Cissna, Portsmouth, O hi o; Helen tewart, Portsmouth, O hi o; Dortha ' Vente, Po rtsmouth , O hi o; Peggy Doeble, M iamisburg, Ohi o; Do roth y Williams, Washington C. H., O hi o; Eleanor Sti er, Aurora, Indiana ; l\Iartha Smelker , New Madison, O hio: Edna Myer, Cincinnati , O hi o; V irgini a pdegrove, Cincinnati , Ohi o; Ruth Eleanor Hershey, incinnati, O hio; Lucille Kline, Bucyrus, O hi o: Helen Neff, Camden, O hi o; Helen Stoner, Youngstown, Ohi o; Annabel l\IcFarlin , Yo un g town, O hi o; Ruth Hersil, H icksville, Ohi o; Ruth Hoffman, Hicksville, Ohio; Mary Ruth , Fremont. Ohi o; Della l\Iatthews, Denver, Colorado; Thelma Butterfi eld, Oxford, O hi o; l\Iary Hamlin, Xenia, O hio. M iami is quite a lovely place thi s autumn, and naturally we Alpha Sigs are very happy with such an unu sual group of attractive pledges. O ur campus does not seem quite the same without our beloved P res ident H ughes, but we are looking forward to the leadership of D r. U pham who comes to Miami the second semester f rom the U ni ve rsity of Idaho. Those of us who were here before this year a re mi ssing our old fri ends and comrades who have not returned , but we a re looking forw ard to seeing them on October 22 fo r the big Homecoming game with Oberlin College. The seventeen girls who were pledges with me three years ago are planning to return at this time for a reunion, as are many other alumnce. At our Homecoming luncheon covers are being laid for about fifty-fi ve Alpha Sigma \lphas, and the patronesses of the chapter.


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Rushing began on September 15, 1927, and continued for three busy days. O n Thursday evening, our patroness, M iss J esse Myers, entertained the active girls and rushees with a garden party at the home of \ iola Healey. Japanese lanterns were used over the big lawn, and swings, rockers, and many pillows were placed here and there for the comfort of the guests. Such a party is a splendid way for one to become acquainted with prospective pledges, I think. O n Friday night, quite a different kind of party was enjoyed by the girl s. We had an old-fashioned hay ride, by the light of the moon. We drove to an old brick school house about four mil es from town, and entertained the rushees with sorority and popular songs on the way. Around the big bonfire all the girls seated themselves, and then r eceived individual lunch boxes lacquered with vivid colors, and decorated with flower designs. In each rushee's box was a tie-dyed georgette kerchief, which had been made by Harriett Keller, an alumnce of last year's class. Saturday night, and the final ru sh party came finally , which was the time set for ou r formal banquet. The color schem e used was green and gold, which is very effective in the autumn. Tall tapering candles in brass candlesticks and bowls of bright yellow calendulas were the simple table decorations. Gold wire baskets at the individual places were fill ed with tiny candies and each was decorated with small calendula buds. The place cards were attached to each basket. T he programs were yellow tallies, in which was printed the menu , and the mtmbers of the program. Toasts we re given by Mar y Stevens, toastmistress, M iss Swisher, E li zabeth Wykoff, M rs. Richard, and M iss Hamilton, Dean of l\1 iami women. 1usical numbers were a piano solo by Dorothy Smelker, and a vocal solo by Co rene Wilt. O ur freshmen are already becoming actively interested in the various campus activities. Helen Stoner has the hono r of having a major role in the F reshman play. Lucille K line and E leano r Stier ar e both members of the Madrigal Club . All of the pledges, and upper class girls too, are interested in Y. Vv' . C. A . work. Our campus is just at present in th e midst of a very busy "Chest Campaign." T he purpose of this campaign is to collect from the student body at one time, all the money given by th em to charitable and social organizations during the year. All the


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clubs are budgeted as are the chariti es, and the sum total of th~ amounts needed becomes th e goal for which the workers strive. Martha \i\Tacl sworth is one of the Captains in the drive, and Erma chmiclt, Betty Hardy and Mary S tevens are team workers. The goal set thi s year is $6250 and already something over $4000 has been subscribed. A cannon is shot on the campus with every additi onal thousand doll ar's subscription. I might say that these bombs are a distinct shock to one's nervous sy tem. O ne has just been fired , which means that th e goal has passed the $5000 mark. These campaigns are always exciting, but thi s year's campaign is unu sually so, because of the success of the drive. These drives are a great help in saving time, energy, and probably money in th e budgets of each separate organization. Martha Anne Wadswo rth.

ALPHA BET A CHAPTER Alph a Beta is very proud to an nounce that Mary E llen Underwood is the winner of th e $25.00 p ri ze offered by th e Kappa D elta P i, International Honorary Fraternity, to the fres hman or op homore hav ing th e highes t average for the school year, who is generally p op ul ar, who is a member of scho ol organi zations, and who has a perso nality and cha racter. Mary E llen is P res ident of th e Speech Cl ub, Secretary-Elect of th e Student Council , Curato r of th e Dramatic Club, a member of th e college debating team, V ice-President of the Library Club, and last but not least, a member of A lp ha S ig ma Jpha. Our chapter has been g iving a series of informal Teas eve ry Sunday a fternoon at our 'orority Home. O n Mo th er's Day a delig htful "Special Tea" was g iven for th e mothers of th e girls who were able to be present. The house was decorated with flow ers and each mother was pre ented with a co rsage of flowers. Two vocal selection s were sung by Mary Bentl ey, and Mildred Griffith played the piano whi le Tea was being serv ed. The new memb ers gave th e remainder of the chapter a unique prison dance. It was held in our college gymnasium whi ch r esembl es a prison in th at its '"'ail s are of grey brick a nd it has bars over the windows. The orchestra was dressed in striped prison clothes. The program were tiny keys bearing the


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Alpha Sigma Crest. The grand march was m the form of the Prisoner's Lock Step. A farewell dance was given for the Seniors just before the close of the spring quarter. The guests of honor were: Dorothy Martin, Fleeta Taylor, and Mary Bentley. Alpha Beta was "At Home" to the faculty, three sororities, and two fraternities at intervals during the summer quarter. Sunday afternoon, July tenth, Delta S igma Epsilon and Sigma Delta Tau were the guests. The Sorority House was beautifully deco rated with flowers . Light refreshments of fruit salad, bread and butter sandwiches, and ice tea, were served. Annabel Vllayland and Maxine Fielder acted as hostesses and presided at the serving table. Music was furnished throughout the hour by Mildred Griffith at the piano and Ma ry Emma Terrill, vio linist. The following Sunday, July seventeenth, a similar. hour was spent with S igma Sigma Sigma, Pi Kappa Sigma, and Sigma Tau Gamma as guests . Sunday, July twenty-fourth the faculty was entertained in much the same manner. A formal farewell banquet at the Traveler's Hotel was given in honor of Miss Hook, spon so r of Alpha Beta, Tuesday, August second. 1Iiss Hook will be on a leave of absence this winter studying for her Master's D egree. The hotel dining room looked very attractive with the long banquet table decorated with flowers and red and white candles, and the girls and guests in bright evening gowi1s. After the delicious food had been eaten, a program follow ed. Mrs . Vanda Mitchell acted as toastmi stress and introduced each number of the program by means of a clever little poem. The program consisted of: a talk by the wife of our President, who is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha; a talk by Mrs . Bondurant, our youngest patroness; a song by Miss Mary Bentley, who was graduated this summer. Mary composed original words and sang them to Schubert's Serenade. A talk and the reading of an original poem "Miss Hook" by Mrs. McCann our oldest patroness, followed; Sarah (;rim. chapter president, gave a short talk and presented Miss Hook with a desk clock bearing the A lpha S igma A lpha crest, the chapter's gift of appreciation to our beloved sponsor. Miss Hook will be away from us only for a year, so Alpha Beta isn't saying farewell but rather, "Au Revoir". Miss Hook's address for this year is 27 Allen Place, Columbus, Mo.


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Alpha Beta has fifteen members and two pledges this quarter. Our chapter is small but capable. We are proud of our two pledges who are Zelma Foster and Betty Phillips. The old members are: Sarah Grim, Dorothy Sens, Martha Burk, Mary Ellen Underwood, Esther Attebury, Elizabeth Becker, E lizabeth Romans (acting sponsor), Oneita Cooter, Mildred Davis, Margaret Johnson, Mildred Griffith, Lillian Ralston, Lorna Wattenbarger, Josephine Gi lland, and Frances Ash. Rush season began with a bunk party at Grim's cabin. Gr im's cabin is located in the heart of a woods and is a perfect setting for a rush party. We arrived at camp and had a chili supper. We ate chili around a big camp fire, and then we sat around the fire and talked and sang Alpha Sigma Alpha songs and toasted marshmallows. When the fire had burned low we went to bed. The beds were arranged in a row on the sleeping porch of the cabin. After a night of more or less sleep, we cooked breakfast and returned to school in time for eight o'clock classes. Tuesday night we formed a line party. After the "Big Parade," we went to the "Pantry Shelf" and were served refreshments. Wednesday we had a fudge party in honor of our rushees. We were divided into group and each group made a different kind of candy. The remainder of the evening -vvas spent in eating candy and singi ng songs. "A Tell Tale Tea" was our party for Thursday. First we listened over the radio to the Dempsey-Tunney fight. Then we were served rarebit, crackers, cocoa, and wafer . Afterwards a palmist arrived and read our future. Saturday morning Sarah Grim entertained with a breakfast. Breakfast was at ten. Everyone enjoyed the waffle and coffee. Saturday night our party took place in the form of an informal banquet at the Hotel. The tables were decorated with flowers. Each girl received a favor. After dinner the tables were removed and bridge was played. Mrs. F leeta Taylor is supervisor of music in the hirrh school b at Marceline, Missouri. Dorothy Martin is teaching in the high school at Hannibal Missouri. '


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Mrs. Vanda M. Merner has returned to her home in Jacksonville, Florida after receiving her degree in August. Mrs. Ruth Bailey Beal is teaching in Edina, Missouri . Ermine Smythe has the fourth grade in St. Joseph, Missouri. Mary Bentley teaches music in Rothville, Missouri. Fmnces Ash.

BETA BETA CHAPTER Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority led in scholastic honors at Colorado State Teachers College, Greeley, during the past quarter and as a result were rewarded with a large silver loving cup. The girl still possess the cup and it is with high hopes that we will again be the victors. The engagement of Miss Marian \Nierman and 路walter Schlosser was recently announced at the chapter house. Both Miss Wierman and Mr. Schlosser are well known on the campus. Marian is a member of the sophomore class and will receive her life certificate in June. She is a music major and is well known in musical affairs. Her fiance is the president of the junior class and is an active member of the Delta Psi fraternity. The chapter entertained at a formal dinner dance at the Greeley Country Club, Saturday evening, April thirtieth. A three course dinner was served on small tables wh ich were prettily decorated with yellow jonquils. The appointments were carried out in the sorority colors of green and gold. Soft leather programs were in green and gold, the sorority crest being embossed on the front . Patrons and patronesses present were: Mr.. and Mrs. A. F. Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Long, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Philips. Initiation into Alpha Sigma Alpha and installation of officers were held on Wednesday evening. Those initiated included: Katherine Schlosser and Mar:y Lou Brown of Greeley, Edna Boles of Denver, Joan Linder ho lm of Monte Vista, and Grace Young of Yuma. School opened at Colorado State Teachers College w~th registration on Tuesday, September twenty-seventh . Most of the rejoicing of the Beta Beta girls took place on Monday, for it was then that the majority of the girls returned.


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This year Beta Beta boasts of twenty-three returning members, twenty-two of whom are active. For the first time in several years every room in our house is occupied, which is very encom路aging and is a good start for th e work we hope to do during the year 1927-1928. The girls who live at the house include : Lylian Arnold, Margaret Ochs, Lois Smith, Ruth Day, Nadene Giffee, Lillian Syndal, Jean Sleeth, Margaret Zeger, Mildred Romans and Julia Gilmore. There are fiv e girls who have co me to college after an absence of a year or more. They are: Esther Palmer, Zelma Baker, Grace Mabie, Rispah \Vhitlow and Lorna McGinnis. 11 of these, with the exception of Lorna are active. Joan Linderholm, Mary Lou Brown, Katherine Stewart, Katherine Schlosser, Margaret Pitts, Dori Menzel, Rose Lammel and Edna Boles are the other returning members. Rushing seems to be the main topic of conversation at this time and as we will pledge so few girls we are trying to pick those who possess, as Miss Shockley aptly expresses it, "ability, stability and adaptability." Rush week begins the tenth of October and we have our dinner dance on the fifteenth. We are now talking of having a "cameo party" but definite plans have not been made as yet. On the evening of the fifth, Boosters Club is sponsoring a carnival for "Hello Week." This is to help foster a friendly spirit between the freshmen and the upper classmen. Each organization on the campus has been asked to furnish a booth, so Beta Beta is going to have a Japanese Tea Garden at which tea and wafers will be served. Our faculty adviser, Mrs . Lester Opp, has a small son, born during the latter part of the summer. He is an adorable child and we are almost as proud of him as are the Opp family. The new athletic fi eld, said to be one of the best in the Rocky Mountain Conference, was officially dedicated last Saturday afternoon. It was through the efforts of our President that this dream became a reality and the students are certainly proud of "Jackson Field." fHlia Gilmore.


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Gamma Gam ma Chapter was as wide awake as usual last summer, in spite of the heat and heavy class work. V路.,Te were glad to welcome back to the chaper many of the girls who hac\ been away during the winter. Our meetings were social, and the girls enjoyed very much the jolly get-together talks at our regular Monday evening meetings in the rooms. The Mother-Patroness Initiation took place June twenty-seventh. One patroness, M rs. Harry Tanner and two mothers, Mrs. ::\Iamie levelanc\, Anna's mother, and M rs. Bertha Green, Elizabeth 路s mother, we re given the degree at this time. O ur president's mother, 1r . J. J. Glaser, and Mrs. Gladys Funk, president of the Ex-Collegia Chapter, were present. The program consisted of a flute solo by Anna Cleveland, a vocal solo "That \1\lonc\edul Mother of Mine" by Beula Farrand, and a reading by Elizabeth Green. Dainty refreshments were served at the close of the program. We were very glad to have Ilelen Graham Goodw in drop in on us at this meeting. She is living in the eastern part of the state, and was here with her little daughter, Terry ~ee, paying a visit to her parents. Helen favored us with a delightful reading, carrying those who knew her back to the spring of 1924 when she took the State r eading honors. The Constitutional Convention Pageant which was presented here in Feb ruary was given again on June thirtieth. A parade was given in connection with the Pageant, and many Northwestern students took advantage of the opportunity of seeing such characters as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, and others so well portrayed. The cast was made up of business men, faculty members, and students of No rthwestern. The Ranger History Club sponsored the pageant. On the evening of July fifth the girls accompanied by their boy friends journeyed to Hatfield's Park for a picnic supper. A few lively games created large appetites, and very soon fried chicken, salad, iced tea, pickles, cake, and other picnic dishes were disappearing as though by magic. After supper a portable Victrola furni shed music, and gay talk passed the evening until it was time to return 路 to our homes.


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A Slumber Party given by Louise Glaser at her home was another event which was heartily enjoyed by the girls. We gathered at the Glaser home about nine o'clock when the lively time started. Beds were made on the porch, and a sleepless night followed. A lovely lawn breakfast was served in the morning after which the girls went home to take a nap. Our Rush Party took place at Carmen, about thirty miles from Alva. The Carmen park furnished a delightful place for an enjoyable afternoon and a picnic supper. The afternoon was spent in tennis, swimming and boating. After the picnic supper we were rushed home by the stormy looking cloud , and although we were caught in a shower, it did not dampen our spirits in the least. Beula Farrand, rr's president for 1927-28, was one of the very few who won the Red Cross Service Button in the Life Saving Contest which was held during the summer session at Northwestern. Anna Cleveland and Louise Glas路er won Swimming Honors at the contest. Louise Glaser and Mabel Henderson Ballard had prominent parts in the Glee Club programs during the summer session. Louise Glaser with the help of Gamma Gamma -vvon the prize offered by the Northwestern Alumni Association for the greatest number of names and addresses of former students of Northwestern. The eight girls who returned to Gamma Gamma this year are: Beulah Farrand, Eula Callison, Helen Deal, Beatrice Ball, Lela Hardy, Elsie Oshel, Elizabeth Green, and Noreene Wilson. While there are not so many of us, we expect to accomplish a great deal during the winter. We are continuing the custom of our bi-monthly luncheons, which are served in the room by a committee of three or four girls. Thursday, of the second week of school we gathered at noon and enjoyed one of these lovely luncheons. At a Panhellenic Reception given Thursday afternoon at the college, Mrs. Joel Monfort called the meeting to order and introduced Miss Minnie Shockley, chairman of the Association of Educational Sororities who gave the address of welcome to the freshmen girls of Iorthwestern and introduced Mrs. Earl Brunsteter, National First Vice-President of the Pi Kappa Sigma


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sorority. Faculty members present, Mrs. J. V. L. Morris, Miss Mirian Bowman and Miss Marie Navotney. The punch tables were presided over by Mrs. Joel Monfort, M isses Beulah Farrand and Ada Jane Hall. Potted plants and bright garden flowers arranged in bowls and vases added to the attractiveness of the rooms. The "informal tea," given the third week was most pleasant, and it gave a number of girls the opportunity to become acquainted with the Alpha Sigma Alpha g irls. The alumnae members present were: Sue Edwards, Luella Harzmam, and Fern Clifton, all teachers in the Alva H igh School, also Lorinda Lane and Gladys Funk. Our patroness, Mrs . Haines, was also with us. Mrs. Lane sang a group of vocal selections, and Mrs. Funk entertained with a piano solo. P unch and wafers were served at the close of the program. Our formal rush party took place on Tuesday evening of the fourth week of school. Interesting games aided us in becoming acquainted ~ith the rushees. Dainty refreshments of fruit salad and cake were served . Two patronesses, Mrs. Manntell and Mrs. Hiatt were with us on this occasion. Many of our girls are teaching this winter. Anna Cleveland is teaching at Hunter, Oklahoma. Doris Parsons is at Burlington, Oklahoma, and Francis Allen is teaching at 路 Hardtne r, Kansas. Among those who graduated last spring, Louise Glaser is teaching in the Enid, Oklahoma, schools, Ruth Hall is at Tangier, Selma Harzman is teaching in a consolidated school near A~va, and Eva Ames is teaching at May, Oklahoma. Elizabeth Green.

DELTA DELTA CHAPTER Our year has been a huge success so far. Rushing week was one of happiness, work, and the establishing of new friendships. We do not have a house this year, but are preparing for one for next year. We started our rushing with a breakfast hike to the neighboring hills. A squad was organized to scout the territory for firewood and green sticks. After many falls and narrow escapes, a thoroughly substantial meal was served.


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Dean Voight entertain ed the women of the campus at a tea. After this we escorted a number of rushees to the Rio Grande game, which we won by a large score. Mrs . Garret, one of our lively patronesses, gave a most delightful tea at her home for us. Several of the town girls took the entire group for a ride through the country after the tea. Small candy clogs were given as favors. A scene of great hilarity presented itself at the school party held at the so rority room. School games were played, school songs sung, and lunch s~rved in paper bags tied with string. All clay suckers were the incentive of many childish scrambles and much chatter. M rs. Goodwin entertained at her home with a welsh rarebit party. Actives and rushees came limping on cane , carrying tin cans, and wearing the most ridi cul ous clothes that could be gathered on the campus . Hobo stories were interchanged and several versions of the Hobo Stomp were given. Then followed a bridge party on th e next evening. Four tables played, while other girls danced, sang, and talked. All that begins well, ends well. So it wa in our case. Mrs. Goodwin entertained at tea at her home on the following Sunclay. This was the final party and therefore the prettiest. O ur color scheme was pink and white throughout the decorations and refreshments. Beautiful pink rosebuds were given as favors. After the tea, pictures were taken on the lawn. We are pleased to announce the pledging of: Dorothy Mossberger, Muskingum, Mich.; Mary Frances McKee, Springfield, Ohio; Sarah Bassinet, Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Opal Clutter, Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Alice Shistler, Beach City, O hio; Helen Smith, Canton, Ohio; Marguerite Sheer, Dover, Ohio; Ruth Zimmerman, Massillon, Ohio; Mary Elizabeth Rannels, Me rthur, Ohio. Margaret Cruikshank has been elected President of the \iVoman's Panhellenic on this campus. The rules of Ohio U niversity r egarding hours have been revised by the Advisory Board of the 'Woman's League. The closing hour of all dormitories and houses is ten o'clock, where it used to be nine o'clock. The week end of the twenty-second is the homecoming at Ohio U niversity. \iVe play \iVittenberg, one of our annual con-


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testants, m football. Vve are having a carnival on the F riday night of this week-end, in the Woman's Gymnasium sponsored by the W. A. A. Our chapter has a booth in which we are going to sell pennants and shakers for the game the next clay. There is a parade immediately before the game in which we are entering a foolish float. The prize wi ll be awarded for the float most designating the forecast of the game in favor of Ohio University. That evening there is a Varsity Hop at the Hotel Beury , featuring a famous out of town orchestra. Throughout the weekend alumni and parents will be given the oest of everything 111 the town and surrounding territory. Reba Shafer.

EPSILON EPSILON CHAPTER During Ap ril and May, Epsilon Epsilon had on ly three celebrations worth noting路. Since th e chapter is buying a house, it feels that it must have fewer parties than last year, and that it must economize in every way possible. This does not interfere with the girls' happiness, however, for they have just as much fun as formerly at much less expense. Then there is the added thrill of knowing that one's sacrifices are bringing nearer each clay the joy of a chapter house free from debt. Facing the serious problems of a coal bill and a note soon due, the girls permitted themselves one party, that in honor of Miss Strouse who resigned her position as sponsor owing to increased duties forced upon her from the outside. The active chapter were hostesses and the alumnae, patronesses, and several rushee patronesses were guests. In May, regular initiation into the Mother-patroness group was held for mothers of girls who had just been initiated. After initiation the girls and their mothers were guests at a dinner at the house. The first of June opened our rushing activities. The alumnae planned a picnic for rushees at Dryer Park. About twelve rushees were there. We have a particularly good bunch of town rushees this year as they are not only of high school standing, but also rank high in scholastic ability. We usually have a farewell dance at the end of th e school year, but owing to the drain on finances right at present, we


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decided to have a picnic instead, as that would be less expensive and every bit as much fun. Mrs. Hunter, one of our patronesses, who has a beautiful country home, very kindly offered the freedom of her house and. ya rd to us. After exploring the country and dancing in the large living-room, we were completely exhausted, but perfectly happy. We asked Miss Strouse to come, and were so glad that she could. The girls always enjoy her company, and it has become a special pleasure to us as we don't see her so much now as we used to. Epsiion Epsilon chapter has eleven of the finest pledges on the campus, from the standpoints of social importance, intellectual attainments, and family background. We are carrying over two pledges from last year, so that really makes thirteen altogether. Vve are expecting big things of them during the ensuing year, and trust we will not be disappointed. Our new pledges are: Virginia Eaton, Susan O'Connor, Helen Alexander, Ruth Frances Byrne, Lelia Greer, Winifred Gufler, Marguerite Minnis, Carolyn Ray, Margaret Richardson, Imogene Simpson and Doris Stewart. Thursday evening, February twenty-ninth, we held initiation services for the four girls who made their grades last spring and were eligible for initiation this fall. \11/e were especially g lad to welcome them into our active chapter. There was an All-School party September thirtieth. A new plan was tried, that of having the boys and girls come separately and make their dates after they arrived. The plan wasn't very successful as there was a much larger number of girls than boys, causing some of the girls to be left out entirely. K. S. T. C. played its first football game of the season on September thirtieth. Our team brought home the laurels with a score of 7 to 0. Ruth E. Nation .

ZETA ZETA CHAPTER J ineteen Alpha Sigma Alphas returned for the summer term, and spent most of their efforts in arranging for their annual camp at Pertle Springs the second week-end of July. There were many old members at camp including our former adviser, Mrs . Bess Carter Kibbe. Friday night there was a sing on the lake, and hilarious happenings at Stewart Cottage where we all stayed.


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Saturday afternoon the town alumnre gave us a very enjoyable bridge party; and that evening we held the "big" dance. Decorations of snowflakes hanging in festoons from the ceiling were intermingled with red balloons. The refreshments and dance programs carried out the same color scheme. The dance was held at the Lodge, and th e five-piece orchestra members were dressed in white with red sashes. Sunday completed our wonderful week-end . At noon . we had a four -course dinner at the Pertle Springs Hotel with most enjoyable toasts. After dinner the buried treasure, (notes written by girls who had attended camp last year) was dug up and examined, and another store of treasure buried with pompous and . . . 1mpress1ve ceremomes. The fall term started out well for Zeta Zeta with fourteen members returning. Eight of these fourteen stay at the sorority house, and the rest live in town. Those returning are: Miriam Baile, Ruth Bailey, Laura Brown, Josephine Chatham, Dorothy Clark, Anna Dcryl Draper, Dorothy Mann, Helen Schondelmaier, Annabel Stephenson, Dorothy Stratton, Marguerite Van Meter, fildred Wayland, Lois Winn, Kathryn Young. We are glad to welcome back again l\Iiriam Baile, who attended the Southern Branch of the Un iversity of California last year. Our hou se is our chief source of pride thi s year. We are renting it from M r. and Mrs. Benton Summers. Mrs. Summers was Vera Mae \i\foods, one of our own girls a few years ago. She is our house mother, and a very dear one. Our house faces the campus, and is .on the corner of the campus nearest to town, a very desirable location. It can accommodate about sixteen girls, six on the third story, and ten on the second. On the second floor we have our littl e club room , furnished with our old furniture " re-vamped ". During the holidays some of the town girls repainted and re-upholstered the furniture as a surprise for those members returning in the fall. The Panhellenic tea of the fall term was held at our house this year. Although there was a very large crowd our spacious living room s were adequate. \ i\fe have pledged four clear girls this term, two freshmen and two sophomores. They are: Virginia Go lay, Warrensburg; Margaret Kelly, Bosworth, Mo.; Lula Crockett, Liberty, /[o.; Gladys Pulley, Versai lles, Mo. P ledge service was held on October fifth,


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at four o'clock in the afternoon. After pledging Miss Hatz, one of o.u r faculty members, served us a delicious plate supper. That night the old members escorted their pledge to a concert at college given by Sophie Breslau and Gitta Gradova. Everyone here is quite proud of our new athletic field, West Campus Field. We are to have a splendid stadium built there soon, but at present we are using temporary bleachers. The field, however, is in such good condition, that we were able to play our first football game of the season on it. Of course, it is only fitting that we should be the victors with a score of 7-6 over Ottawa University from Kansas. All A lpha Sigma Alphas have reserved seats on the front row of the bleachers, where we help to do our share of the cheering. E li zabeth Ferguson, a recent graduate has a splendid position as chemistry and biology teacher in the new million dollar high school at Ironwood, Michigan. The town is reputed to have the best skiing course in the United States, so we expect to hear that our E lizabeth wi ll some clay become the skiing champion. Gladys Rice is teaching at Maplewood, a suburb of St. Louis. She likes her school very much, but we wonder how much of this is clue to her nearness to St. Louis. Zeta Zeta Chapter extends a cordial invitation to any of her alumnae and members of other chapters to vi it her new home. 'vVe like to show it off, and we just can't find anyone who would appreciate it as much as one of our Alpha Sigma lpha sister s. Dorothy Clark.

ETA ETA CHAPTER The chapter was not active this summer although swimming parties and luncheons as well as our noted "bean" feeds prepared by our beloved M i s Roseberry wre given at regular intervals. The chapter kept together-everyone being in close touch with everyone else-but there were no real orority questions analyzed. The birthday of Alpha Sigma Alpha was celebrated in a most becoming fashion. The first party was a la-vvn party which was an informal get together at l\fiss Roseberry's on Friday evening. Songs were sung and refreshments were served. Many gi rls from out of town, alumna:, girls back for the summer session after teaching all year, and the three pledges were present.


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The town chapter of Eta Eta entertained with a cleverly appointed bridge luncheon at the Hotel Besse at one o'clock Saturday. Dut the real affair was the formal dinner given at Carney Hall that night. Approximately fifty persons, including patron- . esses, alumn;:e and actives were present. Vocal solos, a violin solo, and a pecialty "jelly-bean" dance were the features of the evenmg. The opening of school found. Eta Eta with a total of fifteen actives and three pledges on the campus. Of this number only four were from out of town. Two of these four work and so could not live in a sorority house. Since two cannot control a house, this year finds Alpha Sigma lpha the only sorority on the campus without a house. It is quite embarrassing to us after having had such a lovely house last year. So many ask us why we do not have one. That, too, is embarrassing. But then, everyone should know that . S. A. would never do anything that would prevent her having a house. That fact is our consolation . The pledges, Helen Dowis, Helen Gracey and Julia Allen were initiated after three weeks of school. They are town girls, too. So they have not helped us in our house problem at all. At our last meeting the subject of a house was brought up . V/e can have only a mall one thi s semester-but we have decided to take our rushees who will soon be pledged and let them fill our house. Anna Montgomery and Dana Jones will be the only acti\'e. in the house this semester. But we think it will be lm路ely to have one the rest of the semester. Dana L. Jon es .

lOT A lOT A CHAPTER Our annual Spring Formal wa a big success. It was held April first at the Ro e Lorenz Studio. There were about twentyfive couples present and the favor s were very appropriate. Pearl J en en sang the " lpha Sig Dream Girl," composed by Fae :.'\IcClung and Rita ' 1\Talter . On April eleventh, actives and pledges held a steak fry at Greenwood Park, at which time several rushees were entertained . The wonderful spring 路w eather combined with the appetizing meal some of the girls had prepared made the evening a very pleasant one.


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Iota Iota is happy to announce the pledging of Ramona Shiply of Adair, Iowa. The following article appeared in the paper published by the Bankers Life Company in which Li11ian is employed: "Lillian Buckles, Department Editor for the Policy Department, was one of eight Drake University students whose scholastic achievements were recently given recognition by election to Phi Beta Kappa, national scholastic fraternity. Mis Buckles is now in her Junior year at Drake and was one of the two who were elected from the third year class. Junior Phi Beta Kappa elections are limited to the man and woman who are highest in their class, and Miss Buckles met the qualification by standing at the head of her girl classmates. She was not only one of the small number of eight to be honored, but in addition, Miss Buckles, who is a member oi Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, was the only student from a social organization among those accepted by Phi Beta Kappa. Miss Buckles is now in her fourth year of service with the Bankers Life Company. Her first year was a full time one, but since that time, she has been working in the afternoons and attending Drake in the mornings. From her many subjects she has selected Mathematics as a major, and she numbers active membership in the Mathematics Club among her numerous activities ." The girls' musical comedy, "Traders in Love" was of paramount interest to the University. This was written and produced by the girls and one of our members, Pearl Jensen, played a very clever part in the Hay Seed Chorus. On May second, actives and pledges enjoyed a spread at the home of Fae McClung, one of our alumnce. After the spread the pledges entertained us with two very clever stunts. A lpha Sigma A lpha together with Pi Kappa Sigma and Delta Sigma Epsilon entertained our mothers at a tea in the University Lounge on Mother's Day. Each mother was presented with a flovver. Dorothy Haley represented us on the program with a \iVelcome Address to the mothers. The Girls' Glee Club, of which Pearl Jensen is a member, toured Iowa during the second week in May. The following week they were engaged by one of our leading theatres to sing at each performance. May twelfth in the Drake Auditorium the Garrick Club gave a very crediable performance of "Twelfth Night."


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A new enterprise this year is the musical comedy written and produced by the men of the university. A new school song was one of the features. As a final wind-up for the year we entertained our mothers with a dinner at the house on Sunday, June fifth, at which time the mother-patroness degree was given to several of the mothers. The principal feature of the month of September has been the ru h parties. T he season was begun Thursday afternoon, September twenty-second, with a Jasmine Tea at the home of Mrs. Hugh \rVelpton, a patroness. As the name suggests it was a Chinese affair and certainly Mrs. \t\felpton's hom e was an appropriate place for the tea. The house is full of real Chinese ornaments, embroideries, vases, incense burners and many other things of interest. The program consisted of two Chinese songs, sung by Doris Hubbard and Lois Nickle, respectively, and a reading by Lillian Buckles. Real Jasmine tea was serv~d. Before the girls left, Mrs. Welpton related some very interesting facts concerning the history of a setsuma vase, which she owns. Friday night, September twenty-third, was our preferred party, which was a formal dinner given at the home of Mrs. Peak, a patroness. O ur favors were green cologne bottles. 路 On aturclay morning, Sepember twenty-fourth, an Hawaiian Breakfast was held at the sorority house. The rooms were appropriately decorated with palms, monkeys of various species and cocoanuts. As each girl entered, she was given a lei, made of orange and black crepe paper, to wear around her neck. Pearl Jensen sang "Hello Aloha" and l\Irs. Rash gave a very delightful talk about her trip to Hawaii from which she has just returned. On the evening of the same clay as our breakfast, we had our last night party. This party was progressive and very informal. It was called th e A . S . A. Rough Riders and one girl in each car dressed as a cowboy. All the cars lined up and went together to the home of Edith Burr where the girls were entertained by a tunt in the garage. In this stunt the "collegiate flivver" was featured. Four girls, crouched on the ground and covered with various colored slickers, composed the fenders; still another acted as spare tire and another made the engine. The role of hero was played by Geneva K ierulff, as an English count, very sophi sticated, but nevertheless very slow in the modern sense of the word. The flapper was Minnie Keys, an Alpha Sigma Alpha


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girl on her way to the A. S . A. Inn. She consented to ride with the Count , but becoming di sgusted when he refused to respond to her advances, and with the collapse of F idget, the flivver, she put on her roller skates and proceeded on her way to the A. S. A. Inn. T he party followed and went to th e home of Mrs . Guy Brunk, a patroness. The room represented a typical western tavern. The menu card had a g reat variety of names but each called for th e same order-pie. The party ended up at the house, which was also deco rated with a view to a western atmosphere. Skins and blankets covered th e chairs while the rugs were turned upside down. The play "V/ild Nell " furnished much amu ement. Ruth Hooks, an alumna, was dres eel as a gypsy and ente rtained the girls by telling fortunes. T he refre hments consi ted of hot clogs, hamburger sa ndwiches and coffee ser ved over a counter. The rest of the eve ning was spent in dancing and singing. :\ fter ru shing comes pledging and on Friday evening, September thirti eth, th e foll owing girls were pl edged to I ota Iota: Gwendolyn Gookin and l\Iaclge Crow of Adair, Eula Fisher of l\It. Ayr, Dorothy Cole of \i\T interset and Gwendolyn Coon of Des :\I oin es. O n Friday evening, September thirti eth, The Drake Grind, an annual all-uni ver ity mixer, was held in the women's gymnasium. This affair was sponso red by the Y. M. and Y. W . and was greatly enj oyed by all th e stud ents. T he Peps. an organi zation of Drake women, who dress in blue and white uni fo rms and sit in a body at all football games . has j ust been re-organi zed and Iota I ota is represented by Lois N ickle, Rita 路w alter and Bernice Samuelson. ilii 1111 ie Keys.

KAPPA KAPPA CHAPTER It is the custom of Kappa Kappa to have the 1111ttates take charge of the Program meeting of l\Iay. They entertained us by givin g a very clever take-off on the girls who leave the chapter thi s year. crystal-gazer, by the use of her many mystic arts read a prophecy of their lives ten year s from now and the other initiates ~cted th e scenes as she read tliem . The audience literally shook w1th laughter and we were more than ever convinced tha t the eight initiates are talented girl s.


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Panhellenic dance is alvvays one of the biggest social affairs at Temple, and this year it was as brilliant as usual. Every active member and everal of the Alumnce members of A. S. A. attended and in all there were about 150 couples there. vVe all enjoyed the card party that the City Association gave for N u N u and Kappa Kappa. The prizes were original and the refreshments-tea, cake, and candy-were delicious. About eight o'clock on the twelfth of May, all the K. K. girls were itting in the reading room awaiting a visitor. Fudge was boiling, ready to be spread on saltines and we had punch, cake and candy arranged on the table to tempt the appetite of the expected guest. And then she came. It was Miss Swisher of Alpha lpha, and I wish I could express to you how much we enjoyed her visit. As soon as she entered the room we were immediately attracted in a circle around her, and the evening was spent in talking on a wealth of subjects that a group of Alpha igs will find to talk about. Our l\Iother's Day program was very successful. Fifteen mothers came to take the Mother-Patroness degree, and, with going to church in the morning, having dinner together at noon, and the service and Y . \V. C. A . tea in the afternoon, they were kept pleasantly busy. Eve ry one seemed to like the affair so much that we are thinking of having Father's Day too, next year. l\Irs. Charles E. Deury, wife of the President of the University, entertained us at her home on the twenty-sixth of May. They have a very beautiful home in Germantown and of course it is unnecessary to say we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The dinner was yery beautiful, with the color scheme of red and white carried out in eve ry detail. During the evening we sang Alpha Sig ongs, and since the affair was in honor of the outgoing Seniors and to celebrate Hermes Day, we had a short program. Every enior was given a white rose, one of the underg raduates read a prophecy, and one of the graduates read a will. "Doroth ea 1\I. Bishop vvas announced as winner of the Conwell Award . The Conwell Award, which consists of fifty dollars, is made annually by The Templa1' staff, to the senior who has distinguished himself on the publication and in at least one other extra-curricular activity. ~1iss Bishop has fi gured prominently in campus activities since her arrival at Temple from Eldora, New Jersey. She has served


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two years on The vVeellly as co-eel editor, two years on The T e11tptm', first as ~ssistant editor, and this year as editor-in-chief . She was president of the Magnet Honorary Society during 192627, an officer of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, and has served on the student council and other campus organizations." Vve think Hymen must have recently become a patron of Alpha Sigma Alpha, for four of the Kappa Kappa members yielded to his charms this summer. Irene Parker, our very efficient ex-collegia secretary became the wife of Nevins Todd on the sixteenth of June. There was a very beautiful wedding held at her home in Salisburg, Maryland. Irene and her husband will live in Salisbury and we are very glad that she will continue her work as ex-collegia secretary. Margaret Brenholtz, who received her degree last June, announced her engagement to Herman F. Gohn at a luncheon in June. Four of our Alpha Sigs attended: Mary \iVilson, Olive Wirth, Betty Little, and Anne Slifer. Hers was a church wedcling, and took place in Williamsport on September tenth. Rev. and Mrs. Gohn will live at Lock Haven since the former is pastor of the Lutheran church there. Mary Jane Kehl, who was a member of the active chapter last year, became Mrs. Alton Wentzel on July twenty-third. The wedding took place at her home in Carlisle, and her father, Rev. Charles Kehl, performed the ceremony. Marian Kinback, who graduated several years ago, was married to Mr. Burton J. Smith on the eighteenth of June, at Set-anton, Pa. Such a long list of weddings leaves one almost breathless, and you can easily imagine that the chapter found much to talk about when we were reassembled for the first time. However, marriages and engagements were not the only occupations of the summer, for all of us were kept busy; some of us at home, some working at summer resorts, and others doing play-ground work. Quite a few of the Alumnae did summer work at different colleges. Mary Wagner, the national chaplain, and Ruth Nail or were at Cornell. Mary took courses in ursery School Education, and Ruth did graduate work in English. Helen Eclwarcls, Helen Stranahan and Mildred Christmas studied at Pennsylvania tate College. Hester Sexton studied here at Temple.


THE PHOENIX 1\[rs. Doyle, our chapter adviser, was busy with her work here at school for the larger part of the summer, and then took a vacation trip to the Thousand I slands and to Montreal, Canada, and returned by way of the Lake, stopping off at Detroit, Michigan, to visit S?m e r elatives. Temple University 路has a very large enrollment for th e summer sessio ns. The student body is increasing so rapidly that the buildings are no longer large enough for all the classes, and on September first they began building a seventh floor to Conwell Hall. The buildings on Broad Street that were used as dormitorie last year are now being used as classrooms and new dormitories were opened on Park A venue. Most of us feel that in moving out of Broad Street dorms we are losing an old home, but the compensation lies in the fact that this winter they expect to tear down those builidngs and begin the next section of the twenty-three tory building that is p"tanned. The problem of where to put all the students has become such a vital one that we are all only too anxious for the actual construction to begin. The opening of school was attended with more enthusiasm than ever before, because Temple University has instituted on its campus the custom of having Freshman Week. For 路 the whole week previous to the opening of school, entertainments, dinners, and dances for the fres hmen were given by various organizations on the campus. The movement was fostered by the University student council, and we cannot help but feel that it was a successful one. The freshmen have a much stronger Temple spirit than they would otherwise have and they have gained an idea of the organizations that exist on the campus. Perhaps this will be an incentive for them to try for a well-rounded college life. The dormitory girls are always especially active during the opening weeks of school. There are so many new girls to know, and all of us have one of the freshmen to care for as a little sister. Some new dormitories have been opened, and the different houses are entertaining each other so that everyone can become acquainted. Since the number of dorms has increased, Student Council has appointed a house president for each house in order to create better morale and to keep the process of government well organized. The Y. W. C. A . has been working too. They carried on an intensive membership drive that was quite successful and then


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held a very impressive recognition service for the new members. On Wednesday, September twenty-eighth, they had a hobo party and everybody came dressed in the most ridiculous way possible. :Most of the girls were quite clever at making themselves look ragged and every one had a most hilarious time. The Y. W. parties are never very pretentious but everyone has a good time because they can just forget they are grown up and have fun. At last Kappa Kappa girls have a sorority room. We have always dreamed with ecstasy of having a sorority house, but up to now we have never even had a room that we could use just for our own. We have all been busy sewing curtains and cushions and collecting the best furniture we can find to use until we can buy the kind we want. It is ineviable that memories become associated with places, and that is why we want an attractive room to be associated with our sorority memories. At our first regular meeting in this room we held the consecration service, installation of officers, and a business meeting. Somehow, when you gather in a circle for the first time in the year, and see again all the faces you have missed during the summer months and then rise and pledge again your faith to Alpha Sigma Alpha, an impulse goes through the group that is almost tangible. Each one resolves more than ever that she will live up to her pledged ideals, and it is the resolution at a time like this that renews the real flame of chapter life. At a business meeting it was decided that we would rush three upper-classmen and we are giving an Autumn party in their honor. The invitations were in the shape of a leaf painted in bright colors, and contained this verse: In Autumn when the trees are arrayed in red and gold, The Alpha Sigs make merry like the knights and maids of old. They will hold a little party on Tuesday night at eight. An Alpha Sig will call for you, Can you arrange the elate? An Autumn party can be made very effective by using brightly colored leaves for decoration, and by planning a clever program. Mrs. Marian Keen has become a patroness of Kappa Kappa. Mrs . Keen is the sister of our honorary member, 1rs. Charles Beury. She spent quite a few years in China before she returned to this country just last winter, and now has a very imporant position here at the University, and we are very happy to have


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her affiliated with us. She has the kind of a personality that makes all the girls love and respect her, and we are hoping that her as ociation with us will be a very pleasant one for her. Miss Gertrude Peabody, one of our patronesses gave the Chapter a tea in her apartment, and the patroness service was given to Mrs. Keen at that time. The tea was a very pretty one with the color scheme of yellow very appropriately carried out, since that is the patroness color. The football season opened Saturday, October first, and Temple was victorious by a very large score. Every one is enthusiastic about football and the team is in better condition than ever before, so we are looking forward to a successful year. We will need a strong team since the list of our opponents includes Bucknell, Dartmouth, and Brown. Already the first few weeks of the new term have passed, and th e emester's work has really begun. Everyone has enthusiasm and the de ire to do ~ood things. If we are truly going to aspire so that the end of the year will show we have attained, this enthusiasm must not die out, but should become stronger and actually h lp us to do better work each day and each hour. Then this will be a banner year for Alpha Sigma Alpha. Fra.nces Shi1'ley. LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER

The la t three months of school were indeed busy ones for Lambda Lambda girls. As a result we have a new faculty adviser and three darling new pledges. Our new pledges are, Hilma Holkko of Conneaut, Zoe Pierman of Ottawa, and Eva Ruthedge of McConnelsville, Ohio. Our rushing parties this quarter were exceedingly well planned and executed . We had a novelty party, a bridge party and spread, and a breakfast. The novelty party was indeed novel. The girls 路 were divided into groups and each group was given a stack of newspapers. From these papers a dress was to be fashioned for a representative of each group. It was surprising to note the variety of costumes produced. There was a Japanese lady, a Spanish lady, a lady of 1876, a hula hula girl and a dancer. The judges, who were girls majoring in Home Economics chose the Japanese lady


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as the best as she was the only one who walked in the fashion parade without a tear in her dress . She was awarded an ivory paper cutter. Our breakfast was held early one morning in an old farmhouse on the three C's highway. We drove out there in machines. After the breakfast we stopped at a gypsy camp and after crossing their palms with silver we had our fortunes told. That was surely the crowning event to our rushing parties. Our pledges have been very busy making money. Led by Josephine Hutchfield and Pauline Buscher they have sold many boxes of candy and have held several rummage sales. Our pledges show initiative and are sure to make good actives. Two weeks before school was out the pledges gave a dance for the actives at the Barn, a very clever place as the nam e just fits it. Even the orchestra is perched way up in a loft and the rough hewn rafters are quite picturesque. The pledges worked out several ingenious methods of mixing the dancers which proved very effective. From the eighth through the eleventh of June we all went into isolation as it was the week of finals . But as soon as finals were over we packed our week-end bags and went to Buckeye Lake. Here the Alpha Sigs held sway in two charming cottages, Eleanora and Kant Ketcham, right on the edge of the lake. This was the send off the actives gave to the pledges before being parted for the summer. The dreaded first week of school is over again and we are fully installed in our new chapter house on 38-17th Avenue. It certainly is a lovely house and our furniture fit in perfectly. We have two living rooms, a dining room and a large kitchen on the first fl oor. On the second floor we have four large bedrooms and a wonderful bathroom. The third floor is finished and divided into two large rooms. The smaller of the two living rooms we have furnished on the order of a sun-parlor. A threepiece wicker suite and an upright piano comprise the furniture of this room. Mrs. Hass, one of the members of the if other's Club, recovered the seats of the davenport and two chairs in a bright colored cretonne. Wine colored roses are the predominating note of the cretonne. The window drapes are made of the same bright material. The furniture 路was repainted black with a fine line of wine color along the edge. We have a new rug in


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this room which was a gift of the Mother's Club. It, too, has a predominance of wine color in it and it harmonizes with the r est of the room. O n the mantel we have placed one of our trophies. \ Ve are certainly proud of this room as it is so cozy and cheerful. In the other li ving room we have our overstuffed suite and our spinet desk. The drapes in this room are made of bright striped silk material. Another of our trophies adorns the mantel in this room. This room is larger than the other room and is much more formal. The fir st week of school was rushing week and has certainly been a busy week as far as the ocial calendar is concerned. We entertained with five parties during the week. Fortunately Dorothy Ebright returned to school this fall and she made a very excellent rushing captain. Serving on her committee were Margaret Shelby and Do rothea Zorn. Monday evening we held an Educational party. Of course, we began with kindergarten where all the girls were given small blunt sci sors and brightly colored paper and told to cut something out of the paper. A Christmas tree and a cat won the prizes which were lollipops wrapped in reel and white paper. To the tune of "A Farmer in th e Dell" we marched into grammar sc hool. In grammar school we held a spelling match which seemed typical of that part of school. From grammar school we marched into high school. In high school we had a lesson in literature. One person would recite a line of poetry and the person who could guess the author cor rectly would recite another line of poetry and so on until it was time to go to college. In college we sang a number of O hio State's songs and also ome of ou r Alpha S igma Alpha songs. Refreshments were erved in coll ege in four courses, the kindergarten course being milk and animal crackers, grammar school course was sandwiches, oli ves and pickles, hi gh school course was salad and wafers and the college course was coffee and cake. Wednesday we entertained with a cabaret party. Bridge tables were lined all a round the rooms and on these tables were empty pop bottles with burning candles in them. The candl es f urni shed all the li ght. We played bridge most of the evening and at intervals Janice Radebaugh would play the piano and -vve


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would dance for a whi le. Helen Snider entertained us with several vocal numbers, and Evelyn Whetzel and Janice Radebaugh did an Apache dance. vVe served pop and cheese snax, and as favors we gave the girls cigars which, when the tops were pulled out, fo rm ed round fans . Friday evening we had a formal dinner at the Denni on Hotel. T he tables were decorated in reel and white and the menus were tied with reel ribbon. A three-piece orchestra played throughout the meal. Dorothy Ebright was toastmistress, and those who gave toasts were, M iss Sniffen, our facu lty adviser, Neva Ketcham, our president, and Margaret Laycock, a pledge. Saturday night we had a house dance. Of course, it was a huge success as the crowd was congenial, the orchestra was peppy and the chaperons were young. M r. and Mrs. Russ were our chaperons. Mrs. Russ will be initiated as a patroness. As our last party we gave a Japanese tea Sunday afternoon at the chapter house. P illows were thrown on the floor and chairs were ignored. Zoe Pierman, a pledge, wore a J apanese costume and Neva Ketcham, M r s. Russ and M iss Sniffen poured tea. Chop suey, rice and wafers were se rved with the tea. As favorc; we gave the girls Japanese fans. Af ter the tea a special meeting was called and we voted on the rushees. The names had to be in the Dean's office before 9 P. M . Sunday night. Silent period will last until Monday at -+ P . M. and then we will go to the Dean's office and get a list of the girls whom we can pledge. The following girls have returned to school this quarter : Carol Day, Bernice Lincicome, Mildred Ben on, Josephine Britton, Dorothy Ebright, F rances E llison, Gladys Glenn, Thelma H utch fi eld, Hilda Lehman, Edith Miller, J an ice Radebaugh, Marge ry Rutl edge, Helen Snider Evelyn \1\Thetzel, Do rothea Zorn, Ruth Kaiser, Neva Ketcham, Margaret S helby, Martha vVarcl, Ge::rtrucle Durr, Hilma Holkko, Josephine Hutchfield, Louise Kramer, Margar et Laycock, Eva Rutledge, Zoe Pierman. Dorothea Zor11.

MU MU CHAPTER M u M u Chapter came back this year to a new house as well as a new faculty adviser. vVe feel extremely fortunate to have both. M iss Mahachek is teaching this year in Pennsylvania.


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Our new home, situated at the intersection of Congress and l\Iichigan streets, is only two blocks from the clown town section, but quite a long way from the campus. The house is a dark brown in color, with a tower extending up the front. It had not been lived in for a year, so there was much for us to do . However, it was all great fun, and we are now rewarded when people praise its appearance. O n the first floor we have a large hall with an open stairway, a reception room in the tower, and a dining room in the central part, where we have our dinner five evenings a week. On the second floor the rooms open from an angular hall. Each room seems to really belong to the girls who occupy it, for they have brought many of their own pretty things to help furn ish them. On Thursday evening, September twenty-ninth, we held pledge services for our new adviser, tiiss Geller. The following evening we initiated Miss Geller and Mildred Granger, one of our spring pledges. The ceremony was quite impressive in our new home with the lovely living room as a background. Plans are now under way for our rushing parties. This year we are allowed only two parties instead of three. Our first party will be held at the house, the second at the Haunted Tavern in Ann Arbor. V路...fe are eagerly awaiting the outcome of our plans. Marian Evans.

NU NU CHAPTER The Chapter spent the week-end of May fifteenth at Drexel Paul Lodge. Hermes Day was celebrated by the annual dinner. Ten cent gifts were given each senior, later followed by bronze paper weights bearing the crest. Our retiring president and Miss Maclntrye were each presented with a corsage. The following mothers have been given the Mother-Patroness ervice: 1\frs. Thompson, mother of Sara Thompson, on May eighth; on June twelfth: Mrs. Ackerman, mother of Ardis Ackerman, Mrs . Ellsworth, mother of . Helen E llsworth, Mrs. Hofer, mother of Beulah Hofer, Mrs . Johnston, mother of Ellen Johnston, Mrs . Rife, mother of Ruth Rife. This surely has been an active summer for N u N u, and I shall endeavor to enumerate some of the "goings on."


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Miss Francess Macintyre, our chapter adviser, was in Europe, and from the cards that " we chilluns" have been receiving from her, she "had the time of her life," using her own words. Mary Elizabeth Darlington, Nu Nu's President for the last two years, enjoyed a trip through the West as a graduation gift from her parents. At a bridge luncheon on June twenty-third, Mrs. Richard Denman announced the engagement of her sister, Sara Atlee Thompson, of Beaver, Pennsylvania, to Oliver Franklin Zurn, III, of Philadelphia. Sally was one of the outstanding workers in the chapter, and with her graduation this Spring we suffered a great loss, but she is going to make her home in Philadelphia, so we are most fortunate. She has chosen September second as her wedding date. On Tuesday evening, August second, Marion Ball entertained at a dinner party at the Pines in Pittsburgh in honor of her house guests, Helen and Emma Lindenmuth, of "R.ingtown, Pennsylvania. Marion took this opprtunity to announce her engagement to Harlan G. 路w ilson, of Zelienople, Pennsylvania. The announcement was made known by means of favors in the shape of messenger boys bearing telegrams that were presented to the guests during dessert course. Covers were laid for twelve. Marion and Helen were room-mates in school and were both very, very active, not only for the sorority but for everything pertaining to school life. Blanche Ball, sister of Marion, was also at the dinner, so Alpha Sigma Alpha was well represented. Over the week-end of August fifth, Blanche Ball entertained at the family country home, near New Castle, Pennsylvania, a regular Alpha Sig house party. It was a Nu Nu reunion to perfection! Helen Ellsworth from Washington, D. C., Janie Clark, from Johnstown, who now goes to State; Ruth Sutherland from Washington, Pennsylvania, and Sally Baxter, from Grove City, Lillian Moxey, another Drexel girl, was also a guest. vVe all had a great time "transferring" news-and so much of it, too, for even though we all write regularly there's always so much to talk about! The week-end was just one round of good times and we all had to be fairly dragged to catch busses and trains! But, with our precautions and "fluster," Helen Ellsworth missed two busses and got away with it! vVe all had such a glorious time,the only thing the matter with the whole idea was that it was far too short!


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Drexel opened with a bang this year, with additional spmt from the student body and many changes and improvements in the buildings. The enrollment is so large that it was necessary for the Institute to lease another student hou se for the accommodation of the extra women students. Alpha Sigma Alpha opened the sorority social season on Friday afternoon, September the thirtieth, with a tea dance in the Art Gallery. It was an unusually warm afternoon but everyone had a fine time as was evidenced by the many questions concerning the elate for our next tea dance. Miss Burdett, our chapter adviser, poured, as istecl by Blanche Ball and Francess Bishop. \lll e are so glad to have Miss Burdett, our adviser, with us again. She has had a year's leave of absence to do some graduate work at Columbia. Blanche Ball , our Vice-President, has spent most of her time since she's been back, in the infirmary with a stiffened knee. IIoweYer, she is out again and we all hope that the knee will continue to improve. Elections have been quite exciting this year and have proved ,\lpha Sigma A lpha a drawing card. The Seniors held their election on 路wecfnesday, September the twenty-eighth. As a result, there is a tie for President between Sara Parshall, treasurer of Nu i\'u, and another girl. Ethel w路eaver, one of our girls, was elected secretary of the class. Edith Rood, Nu Nu's alumnze officer, was elected president of the Junior class, and Ruth Hassenf uss, one of our pledges, was selected vice-president. At the national Y. M. C. A. and Y. Vv. C. A. conference held at Eaglesmere, Pennsylvania, from the tenth to the twentieth of June, Blanche Ball was sent to represent N u N u. Frances Bishop and Edith Rood, other outstanding A. S. A's at Drexel, were sent to represent the Y. Vl. C. A. At a meeting of the \ Vomen's Student Government ssoctation on Wednesday, September twentieth, Sally Baxter was one of the five girls from the student body chosen to serve as an executive board on student government problems. The annual big and little sister tea was held in the Art Gallery on Friday afternoon, September twenty-third. It was held under the auspices of the Y. W . C. A. Frances Bishop poured. Dancing was the main div ersion of the afternoon. It surely was a grand and glorious get together, too, for every big


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sister brought her little sister and we all had a great time getting acquainted and trying to remember names. At a meeting of the executive board of the Y. W. C. A .. Blanche Ball was chosen as student repre entative on the Y . W. cabinet to represent the Junior class. The Freshman girls have been getting their share of hazing this year more than ever before. On Thursday morning, September twenty-eighth, about two-thirty o'clock, they were awakened and blind-folded to undergo the "horrors" of initiation! Then, on Thursday morning, which was bright and shining, they had to wear their slickers and carry their umbrellas up to classes! They have to wear black stockings, green hair ribbons and tags until the twelfth of October. On the evening of September twenty-eighth, they had to appear at dinner in newspaper dresses, one black and one white stocking, one bedroom slipper and one shoe, their hair in tiny braids, their noses rouged and a pretzel dangling from their foreheads! I assure you that it was a very amusing spectacle! On the afternoon of September second, Sara tlee Thompson of Beaver, Pennsylvania, became the bride of Oliver Franklyn Zurn, 3rcl, of Philadelphia. Mary Louise \i\Tarner, another A. S. A ., served as maid of honor. Mr. and Mrs. Zurn spent their honeymoon in Bermuda, and are now living at Oak Lane, Philadeiphia. Sarah M. Ba:rter.

XI XI CHAPTER On June ninth we initiated l\lildrecl Rich, Bernice Yicler. Helen 路w ard, Esther Johnson. Margaret Stramler, and Virginia vVilson. The services were held at Orrell Hester's home in Glendale. l\Irs. Fellows, one of our patronesses, was initiated the same clay. Xi Xi chapter held its spring formal the evening of l\fay twenty-eighth at the Lankershim \i\T oman's Club. Favors for th~ girls were darling little coin purses, while those for the boys were wallets. Everyone had a lovely time. The pledges entertained the members with a beach party at the home of Helen Ward in Long Beach. The day was lovely and most everyone went for a swim. Refreshments were served in the afternoon.


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The City Association entertained the girl s with a tea at the Glendale Woman's Club on Saturday, June fifth . Everyone enjoyed the tea. Several of the gi rls went to summ er school for a period of six weeks . These included O rrell Hester, Mi ldred Baker, Alma E inung and l\Iiriam B rin son. The majority of the girls stayed at home during the summer months. M ildred Rich worked over at Catalina I sland at Boos Bros. cafeteri a, and Esther Johnson also worked during the summer. Several of our girls graduated and did not return to school, among whom are Frances Rogers, Frances Adams and Adelene Ponti, but Adelene i living at our house while teaching. We haye three un de rgraduates who did not return to school, Kathryn Burch , Hattie Kozlowska and Helen \1\Tard. T hursday aftern oon, the twenty-second of September, Alpha igma .Alpha gave a tea for the purpose of rushin g new girls. There were about ten or twelve rushees present and everyone had a loYely time. On Friday, the twenty-th ird of September, we gave a lunchcon at our new house fo r the rushees, which lasted from twelve ti ll two o'clock. A supper was served for the rushees on Saturday, September twenty-fourth, at five-thirty o'clock at our house on 1178 N. Edgemont. The girl s had a delightful time and left for home about seven-thirty. We served a rice and meat dish , little cheese cracker , hot rolls, olives and coffee. Sun day afternoon, A lpha Sigma Alpha gave a bridge tea for the rushees and there we re about th irty present in all. The afternoon was spent in playing bridge, and afterward tea and dainty cookies. were served. Thursday eyening September twenty-ninth, Alpha Sigma Alpha gave a bunco party for th e rushees . There were three of them there. Everything was carri ed out in a Lindbergh atmosphere and was reall y quite unique. 'vVe had airp lane hats made from crepe pape r, li ttle toy airplanes, and ome of the girl s wore goggles . V.l e gave an atomizer as first prize to the winner of the game. Gertrnde Peterson.


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PI PI CHAPTER P i P i Chapter has a good piece of news to tell you. We are no lon oo-er Buffa lo Normal chool, but the " tate Teacher 's College at Buffalo." This great event is the climax of a great work that has been going on for some two years, and was finally ended by the decision of the Board of Regents at A lbany, which ha3 changed us from a Teacher's Training School to a Teacher's College. A student of our coll ege may now enter any other college at the end of two or three years' work and receive recognition for work clone here. A graduate of our college may enter and do graduate work (providing she has a degree) upon proving that she has the ability to do so at the end of a period of sixteen weeks. T hi s has opened a wonderful new field of opportunity for the students here at Buffalo. We are quite elated over our recent ri se to the status of a college. O n the morning of June third, an honor assembly for athletic victors was held in the Chapel. We are proud of our members who were included in this ceremony . Alice 'vVeinheimer and Dorothy Parks received the highest award for athletic participation, a gold basketball, having played on the winning school team. Alice Brems, one of the new member s this year, has made a fine record for herself in both athletics and social activities. lice won her Junior letter in basketball and was just elected Secretary of the Juni or Class and P resident of the Girls' Glee Club. vVe had a large number of girls graduating last June; we were so rry to see them go, but glad for them that they are sta rting out into the life of service they have chosen. These girls are: Evelyn Bell, Lois Bell, May Brill , E lla Coleman, Katherine Daw, Mary E lizabeth Houghton, Dorothy Potter. Betty Scott, Louise Wolf, H ildegarde Launspach, E llen Neunder, 路w ilma Schwalenstocker, 1ildred vVeil, Ruth Vawter, A lice \ i\T einheimer, Rosamond O lief , Dorothy Pa rks. O f this list the last three are returning next year fo r the four years course and degree, namely, Alice \i\Teinheimer, Rosamond O li ef, and Dorothy Pa rks. The annual Panhell enic Sing took place m May, and after much debating, we decided to sing "Here's to the vVhite and


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Crimson" and "Sisterhood of 1\!Iine." Rose Olief played for us and Ruth Vauter made a very able conductoress. The sing was held on the steps in front of the college, with the judges lined up quite a distance in front of them, and the sororities grouped around in a semicircle. Alpha Sigma Tau looked very nice in their yellow smocks with green ties and Sigma Sigma Sigma was eire sed all in white. When our turn came, we marched to the steps and directed by Evelyn Bell, stood in positions which formed the shape of our badge. One half had white and crimson tied on their wrists and the other half had green and gold. vVhen we sang "Here's to the White and Crimson" up went the white and crimson wrists and when we sang "Here's to the Green and Gold" up went the green and gold wrists. It really looked quite nice and evidently the judges agreed with us, for they awarded to us the first place. A supper iri the cafeteria followed the sing with each sorority adding a stunt to the evening's entertainment. The Dean made a collection of all the marks of each sorority, and when she had averaged them, it developed that Alpha Sigma Alpha had an average of a little better than C plus, and was above all the rest of the sororities. The first freshman registration for the State Teacher's College took place September twelfth. A new system has been installed, that of giving a series of intelligence tests lasting three days, to the students entering. Upper class registration was conducted rapidly, with the result that regular classes began the fifteenth. Although the first step, that of registration and organization are accomplished, the regular school life has not begun. Societies, clubs and sororities are just beginning to become active and will be in full swing by October. The Freshmen are being cordially welcomed with dances by the upper classes, and receptions by the faculty. But-after the preliminary welcome has been made, the hazing will begin. We have several new faculty members this year, some of whom are: Miss Metz, practice school critic; Miss Cook, Home Economics department; Dr. Reynolds, Psychology; Dr. Bethel, English Composition; Miss Goossen, English Oration; and Mrs. Glunz of the City Department, who is substituting for Miss Houston of the Physical Education department, now on leave of absence to Europe.


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Our first sorority meeting was held September fourteenth at the home of our president. It was a fine opening fQr our school year with our attendance one hundred percent. Our beloved faculty adviser, Miss Small, has returned from her trip to Europe for her health, and was with us once more. She spoke to us during the meeting, giving a message of such cheer and encouragement that I am sure it will be an inspiration to all our girls throughout the coming year. We are happy to have her back with us once more, improved in health, and so, once more our constant adviser. Another delightful event of the meeting was the visit of three of our graduates, Ella Coleman, Louise Wolf and lVIay Brill. We certainly welcomed them with "open anus." Ella came to say goodbye before leaving for Syracuse University to attain a Master's degree. Louise and May amused us by relating the "experiences of a new teacher her first week out." It was so good to see the "old girls" again, we miss the ones who have gone so much. Pi Pi lost a large number this year, and we sincerely mourn the loss. Somehow, each girl had her special "niche" in our hearts, and we hope they will all come back and visit us as often as their strenuous duties of grade teachers will allow. New "Rush" rules have been made out by our Panhellenic society this year that provide for an upper-class rushing season in the fall. We are planning our first party, to be held October fifth at the home of Dorothy Parks. Five girls are to be asked, the names are not determined as yet. A unique idea for a party was furnished us by Miss Small, our adviser, adapted from a similar game she saw played on board ship on her summer voyage. It is a miniature " Kentucky Derby", to take place in the basement on a race track laid out on the Aoor with white-wash . This, unlike other race-tracks, will have a checker-board center, some of the blocks of which will contain instructions as "turn back," or "wait a turn." The horses (thorotwhbreds of course) b ' ' will be about a foot high, a horse to every visitor, and will be numbered. A pair of dice, or some such means. will determine which numbers move forward , and how many blocks on the checkerboard. There will be a "Bookmaker'' who will accept all bets made in gum-drops on the " favorites." Dooths along the side will contain refreshments for the tired jockeys, backers, and rooters. A judge's stand at one end, and a grand-stand at the other


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will complete our miniature race track. The bids are adorable, the picture of a horse, vaulting a fence with the jockey, a girl, clinging desperately, and awkwardly to its neck. The lettering on it is, "Come to the A lpha Sigma Alpha Derby." The new rules of our Panhellenic society, governing all rushing in the school, consist, in their most important parts, of: Fall Rushing-Upper-class 1. Each sorority to have one rush party in the fall. 2. Parties to be held week of October third, each sorority given one night. 3. List of rushees of each sorority to be handed to the Dean on l\1onday, October twelfth. 4. Non-sorority committee shall call a meeting of all girls whose names are submitted on the Tl~ursday following the last party, at which time the Silence period begins, lasting until formal invitations are issued on Monday, October seventeenth . During the first semester, the Panhellenic society shall give a Tea to meet the Freshmen girls of the school. (Panhellenic consi sting of all sororities in school.) Spring Rushing-Freshmen 1. Tea given in Spring term, one week after marks are avai lable, inviting all Freshmen having a C average. 2. Bids for first rush party to go out one week after tea. 3. Parties to be given during one week, each sorority different night. , 4. Bids for second rush party, all given on following Saturday night. :>. Each sorority submits a list of girls they desire to bid, to the Dean on the Monday following the last party. 6. Non-sorority committee calls meeting of all these girls, and silence period begins and lasts until after formal invitations are given out and accepted. We are extremely proud of our Ex-Collegia chapter which held their first meeting of the season on October first. They have announced that their vacation number of The Palm, will appear in the near future. Copies will be sent to all members of the Ex-Collegio Chapter, to the Active Chapter, and to all Ex-Collegia Chapters throughout the country. The following members are responsible for this issue: Editor-in-chief, Laura Helen Buer-


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ger ; associate editor and circulation manager, !<ranees Morton Holbrook; news editors, Hildegarde Hoffman Kayse r, and Mary Satterfield Lenni e. Doris Glun:::. RHO RHO CHAPTER "Mrs.'' Cecelia H ibner and her hu sband are evidently still in love. He gave her a new car the other ni ght and they have just moved into the cutest apartment. O ur darling N ina Reed, better known as "Beautiful ina had to 路'go and get" marri ed also. S he is living in Louisville, Ky., where her hu sband is in school. O ur attractive president, "Pat" Bartlett came in the other ni ght thrilled to daeth. But it did not take long for us to find out why for she was wearing a huge Delta Tau Delta pin. It certainly is beautiful , all set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Looks like we were go ing to lose another one of our girls, doesn't it ? Ruth Gammon, an ex-collegio member visited us the other week-end. She is nicer than ever but says she hates school teaching. We have the best rushees thi s year. Some charming, some sweet and some beauti f ul. One girl that we are so sure of is one of H untington's most beautiful girls. I'll write you all about our new members after rush week.

SIGMA SIGMA CHAPTER Miss Leona B. Rector became the bride of Clarence M . Hin. ri cks on May twenti eth at Moab, Utah. Mr. I-Iinricks is an oil driller. M iss Cy nthia Duck and Ralph Geiser were married in Gunnison, Colorado, on the tenth of A ugust. It is rumored th ey will sail to Honolulu on the honeymoon trip, where l\I r. Geiser will teach this winter. M iss Lupie Black and \iVallace M. Orr were united in marriage June twenty-s ixth at the Community Parsonage, Gunnison,


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Colorado. l\Ir. O rr is employed in the Walker Drug Store in Gunni son. T he closing social event of the year was a ''Te Dansant" given by the patrone ses of Sigma S igma Chapter in the College Club House on Saturday afternoon, June fourth. M iss adene Giffee of Beta Deta and members of the sorority and escorts, were guests. The decorations were ca rri ed out in gold and white. A beautiful bowl of shasta daisies adorned the center of the table from which tea was poured. SPEAKING OF MAILING LISTS The Phoenix echoes this:

TnE LYRE tru sts that Beta Theta P i' "Simla Darjeling Wooglatma" resigned from it staff with the hope that he could find a position with u . 路we're still lookin g for him , however! It is with gr at regret we announce th e res ignati on from the staff of this magazine of Simla Darj eli ng W ooglatma, the celeb rated Indian mind reader a nd space an nihil ato r. His special task has been to anticipate whe n a subscriber intend ed to move a nd to not ify us of the new residence addres , so as to reduce to a minimum the number of complaints , abo ut not ge ttin g the magazine. As we a re unabl e to find a successo r to Wooglat ma w ho has the same power s of pre-sc ience, we shall have to depend upon the members th emse lves in the futur e to notify us when they move. By spec ial ar ra ngement w ith the U nited States government a handsome card ca ll ed a postal card has bee n prov ided for th is purpose. It may be secured at a ny posto ffice for one cent in American money. It is unn ecessa ry t o show any membership rece ipt to purchas e this card, as a ll stamp cl erks have bee n in st ru cted to accept the penny without question. But it is well to remember that the cl erks are forbidd en to write th e ca rd s. The purcha se r mu st do thi s him 路elf. It is reported to be a comparatively easy task.-Brta Theta Pi.


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MARRIAGES

AA-Kathryn Osenbaugh to Mr. Frederick A. Mowery. AA-Blanche J. Cook to Mr. R. E. Wood. AB-Bess Shouse to Mr. Charles W . Suits, at Los Angeles, on August 12, 1927. AB-Mildred M. Nu lton to l\Ir. Rodney A. Puffer, at Denver, / Colo., June 18, 1927. rr-Ethel France to Mr. Daniel E. Deadrick of Denver, Colo., June 25, 1927. rr-Lucile Moore to Mr. Theodore H. Kramp of Okeene, Okla., August 10, 1927. ~~-M i ss

E li zabeth Garber to Mr. Howard L. Goodwin of Athens.

EE-Effie Clea Gard to Mr. L. R. Perry. 速速- Marion C. Colby to Mr. Owen E. Folsom at Roslindale, Mass., June 30, 1927. II-Mabel Payne to M r. Howard 0 . Hale, at Des Moines, Iowa, August 13, 1927 . KK-Irene Parker to Mr . Nevius Todd, June 16, 1927. KK-Marion Kinback to Mr. Burton J. Smith at Scranton, Pa., June 18, 1927. KK-Mary Jane Kehl to Mr. Alton A. Wentzell at Carlisle, Pa., July 23, 1927. KK-Margaret Brenholtz to Rev. Herman T. Gohn, September 10, 1927. MM-Dorothea Lyons to M r. Harold Ohio, July 23, 1927.

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Riggs, at Bowling Green,

NN-Sadie R. Mills to Mr. Jackson Dominick. NN-Sara A. Thompson to Mr. Oliver F. Zurn, 3rd, Philadelphia, Pa., on September 2, 1927. IIII-\i\/ilma A. Schwalenstocker to Mr. H. G. Ulmer.

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IIII-l\Iary E. Houghton to Mr. James Wells, Jr. PP-Dora L. Gammon to Mr. Homer M. White, June 15, 1927. :S:S-Leona B. Rector to Mr. Clarence M . Hinricks, at Moab, Utah, May 20, 1927. ~~-Cynthia

Buck to Mr. Ralph Geiser, at Gunnison, Colo., on August 10, 1927.

~~-Lupie

Black to l\Ir. Wallace l\1. O rr, at Gunnison, Colo ., June 26, 1927.

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