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

MARCH, 1931

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Published in November, January, March, May and July of each year at No. 30 North Ninth Street, Richmond, Indiana, by the Nicholson Printing Company, for the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority having headquarters at Wellesley Farms, Mass. Business correspondence may be addressed to either office, but matter for publication and correspondence concerning the same should be addressed to Julia Lancaster, Wellesley Farms, Mass. Entered as second-class matter September 4, 1923, at the post office at Richmond, Ind., under the Act of March 3, 1879.

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NATIONAL COUNCIL 路 President-Mrs. Fred M. Sharp, ZZ, 1405 Hardy St., Independence, Mo. Vice-President-Miss Mary A. Wagner, KK, 58 Kensington Ave., Northampton, Mass. Secretary-Miss Leona Wilcox, II, 1916 44th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Treasurer-Miss Grace G. Fultz, !J.fl, West Main St., Rushville, Ohio. Registrar-Miss Evelyn G. Bell, Illl, 8 East Depew Ave., Apt. 6, Buffalo, N. Y. Chaplain-Miss Louise K. Stewart, YY, 1330 Blue Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. Alumn:e Officer-Miss Doris L. Feeley, PP, 2547 3rd Ave., Huntington, W.Va. Editor-Miss Julia E. Lancaster, 88, Wellesley Farms, Mass. A. E. S. Representative-Miss Minnie M. Shockley, rr, Alva, Okla. BOARD OF ADVISERS Alpha Alpha-Miss Amy M. Swisher, "The Tallawanda," Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Miss Ethel Hook, 202 Conner Apts., Kirksville, Missouri. Alpha Gamma-Miss Ethel A. Belden, State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa. Beta Beta-Miss Elizabeth Luzmoor, State Teachers College. Greeley, Colorado. Gamma Gamma-Miss Ollie Shattuck, Alva, Okla.


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ROLL OF COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Alpha-Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-State Teachers College, Kirksville, Mo. Alpha Gamma-State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa. Beta Beta-State Teachers College, Greeley, Colo . . Gamma Gamma-State Teachers College, Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas. Zeta Zeta-State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Mo. Eta Eta-State Teachers College, Pittsburg, Kansas. Theta Theta-Boston University, Boston, Mass. Iota Iota-Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-State Normal College, Ypsilanti, Mich. Nu Nu-Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. Xi Xi-University of California, Los Angeles, Calif. Omicron Omicron-State Teachers College, Kent, Ohio. Rho Rho-Marshall College, Huntington, W. Va. Pi Pi-State Teachers College, Buffalo, N.Y. Sigma Sigma-Western State College, Gunnison, Colo. Tau Tau-State Teachers College, Hays, Kansas. Phi Phi-State Teachers College, Maryville, Mo. Chi Chi-Butler University, Indianapolis, Ind. Psi Psi-State Teachers College, Natchitoches, La. CHAPTER HOUSES Alpha Beta-308 E. Jefferson St., Kirksville, Mo. Beta Beta-1732 Eleventh Ave., Greeley,. Colo. Delta Delta-127 E. State Street, Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-218 W. Twelfth Ave., Emporia, Kans.


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Theta Theta-Miss Josephine P. Ray, 26 Church St., Glou~ cester, Mass. Iota Iota-Edith T. Burr, 1014 26th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-June Smith, 526 Cumberland St., Lebanon, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Miss Ethel M. Wolfgram, 154 W. Weber Road, Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-Miss Luella M. Aldrich, 204 Oak St., Dowagiac, Mich. Nu Nu-M. Elizabeth Darlington, Merchantsville, N. J. Xi Xi-Martha Van Heukelom, 102 N. Manhattan Place, Los Angeles, Calif. Omicron Omicron-Jean Gorham, 162 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio. Pi Pi-Mrs. George Contant, Armsdell Road, Wanakah, N.Y. Rho Rho-Gladys Goldsborough, 1726 5th Ave., Huntington, W.Va. Tau Tau-Marjorie Walker, 317 W. 7th St., Hays, Kans. Upsilon Upsilon-Martha Tom, 2306 Putnam St., Toledo, Ohio. Sigma Sigma-Callie Douthitt, New Castle, Colo. Phi Phi-Mrs. John A. Kurtz 217 W. First St., Maryville, Mo. Chi Chi-Mrs. B. F. Leib, 2020 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis, Indiana. CITY ASSOCIATION SECRETARIES Alva, Oklahoma-Louise Glaser, 1209 Church St., Alva. Boston, Mass.-Catherine Haight, 35 Pierce Ave., Dorchestes, Mass. Chicago, IlL-Ann Brewington, 5701 Kenwood Ave., Chicago. Columbus, Ohio-Ruth Blenkner, 170 Olentangy St., Columbus. Denver, Colo.-Elvira Bjork, 3439 S. Grant St., Denver. Des Moines, Iowa-Mrs. Walter Weissinger, 4002 Adams St., Des Moines. Detroit, Mich.-Miss Florance Bayler, Box 172, East Detroit, Mich.


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Chapter Editors Alpha Alpha-Mildred Spangler, 48 West Hall, Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Corenne Smith, Kirksville, Mo. Alpha Gamma-Julia Smith, Indiana, Pa. Beta Beta-Jean Nicholson, i304 14th Ave., Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Thelma Karrle, 917 4th St., Alva, Okla. Delta Delta-Bernice Rawe, 127 E. State St., Athens, Ohio. Epsilon Epsilon-Esther McEvoy, 1416 West St., Emporia, Kan. Zeta Zeta-Irene Alley, 304 E. Culton St., Warrensburg, Mo. Eta Eta-Elizabeth Fain, 715 W. 8th St., Pittsburg, Kan. Theta Theta-Louise Musgrove, 334 Bay State Road, Bostc,m, Massachusetts. Iota Iota-Helen Sailor, 2901 Rutland St., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Mary Emma Lindemuth, r8o4 N. Park Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Carrie E. Fleming, 1052 S. Champion Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-Frances Edwards, 716 Pearl St., Yysilanti, Mich. Nu Nu-Virginia Gulick, Drexel -Institute, 33II Powellton Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. Xi Xi-Permal Shaver, 1912 Shelby Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. Omicron Omicron-Geneva Brand, 202 S. Lincoln St., Kent, Ohio. Rho Rho-Virginia Shewy, I726 sth Ave., Huntington, w. Va. Pi Pi-Alberta Ottenot, r68 Villa Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. Sigma Sigma-Ellen Trevarthen, Gunnison, Colo. Tau Tau-Evelyn Pauley, Hays, Kan. Phi Phi-Clara May Shartzer, Residence Hall, Maryville, Mo. Chi Chi-Mary Rooksberry, 2430 Alabama St., Indianapolis, Indiana. Psi Psi-Lilburne Middleton, Box 42, Natchitoches, La.


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THE PHOENIX THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ALPHA SIGMA ALPH.A. i\LUMNAE In this number of THE PHoENIX it gives me pleasure to send personal greetings to all Alpha Sigma Alpha Ex-collegia Members. I wish that it were possible for all out-of-college girls to meet together, every one, in a huge inspirational gathering; and to be again regardless of multiple outsi~e duties, "just Alpha Sigs". Let the Alpha Sigma songs ring! We are the "old girls". It may be that we are often relegated by our charming collegiate sisters to that 路nebulous state of beings merely "alums". It happens sometimes that our requests and recommendations to our chapters are ignored by our younger sisters. Then it is with a smile of understanding and a broadmindedness based on fact that we nod to each other and say, "Even as we were once, so they are now!" For we know, we know things. Numbers of us have been Alpha Sigma pioneers, striving with all of the adventurousness and zealousness of a pioneer, firm in his faith and loyalty .. That spirit must never die. College days are, happily, days of stimulation and dreams. Alumna days are, necessarily, crowded with responsibilities and realities. In this curious yet natural cycle, it is true that your sorority needs you just as much, . perhaps more, in your exacting, stressful ex-collegia days than when you had all of the enthusiasm, the benefits, . and the inspiration which college membership affords. This is a call to all Alpha Sigmas everywhere, to renew sorority interests and remember vows taken in good faith. The National Council invites your valuable cooperation, your sisterhood needs your helpful influence. You will find profit and pleasure in your loyalty. Ages ago these words of wisdom were spoken, "faithfulness and sincerity are the greatest things".


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BUDGETING THE PERSONAL INCOME How many of us are adopting the slogan, "That's where my money goes," when college days are over? How many of us begin to make plans for an efficient and workable budget system? Surely we must all realize that we can save more money by setting aside certain or approximate amounts each month or year for all expenditures. A definitely planned budget will aid us in establishing good habits in systematic managing and bring .about a desire to keep within our incomes. In other words we will form the habit of spending carefully and saving systematically. When starting a budget we should not take the matter too serious! y for it will take at least one year to get a system well established. Even then the unforseen is always happening so it need not be surprising if we must often shift items, headings, or funds. In making a budget there are many things to consider and note: I. Actual income. 2. Savings. 3路 Cost of suitable room. 4- Estimated amount for food. 5路 Personal requirements. 6. Cost of clothing (including cleaning bills). 7路 Advancement (recreation, literature, music, vacation, etc.). We should list all fixed items such as room rent, board, insurance, church subscription, sorority dues, savings, debts, etc., and then prepare a budget by comparing our incomes, requirements, etc. with the suggested budget as given below. We may keep a daily account, of course, by using a notebook for cash receipts and expenditures and balancing them each day or week. Always be careful about filling out all check-book stubs. Once a month we should transfer the records from both the cash and checking accounts to a large budget book (loose leaf usually preferred) with its proper headings.


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GIVE FULL MEASURE That Alpha Sigma Alpha has long been a professional sorority in the field of pedagogy is an accepted fact but this year its mottos have been lived in what I believe to be a new field for it-Nursing. Most of us have heard of University Schools of Nursing and will therefore understand that though we may apply our knowledge, scie_g.ce and skill directly to the educational field when we complete our course, our last two years of college consist largely of actual nursing-a fascinating work, yes, one of endless opportunities. To give full measure here means time when you are scheduled to go off duty, steps when your feet already ache, a smile when your mind is taken up with worries of many other things, and a word of encouragement when you know there is no hope. But it is far from a mere life of martyrdom for there is something about it which attracts and "pulls" and many tears I have seen shed when for one of various reasons a girl had to pack up and go home. The call of the patient is there in all its intensity. As a nurse I believe there would be no better way to answer this call than to Eleanor S mz路th , '32, K K . Give Full Measure.

WHAT ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA CAN DO TO RAISE THE SOCIAL STANDARDS OF OUR CAMPUS Our pride in our campus and its activities is uppermost in the minds of every student in K. S. T. C. Our Senior year in High School completed, most of us immediately face the problem: Which college will be best suited for me? Each college that interests us causes us to stop and reflect as to its advantages. Does this school have a high standing in all fields? We never forget to inquire as to its social standards. In fact, these seem to unconsciously exceed everything else even though we are deeply scholastically inclined. Will its social activities tend to inspire us or will they discourage us? Will we be proud to entertain our friends at any one of these events? Is the air one of cheapness or does it


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best not to order a green teacher unless one understands human nature and knows that beneath her pretended sternness she is really sympathetic. "Yellow teachers are afraid to displ~ase anyone. They are . easy to "bluff" and can be persuaded to give you any grade. Their classes can easily pursuade them not to give long assignments and can convince them that tests are inadvisable. If you wish to bluff your way through school, lay in a good supply of yellow teachers. 路 "Blue teachers are teachers who think the world a cruel place because they 路have t~ 'endure our charming company all day. They are eternally reminding us that we have six or seven teachers to prepare lessons for, while they have to inject knowledge into about one hundred heads, dense or otherwise. We have no way to rid ourselves of this melancholy failing and must therefore suffer in silence. When ordering, avoid blue teachers. "Next to blue teachers, gray teachers are the worst. They look upon every new student with suspicion. They seem to think we come to school just to cause them grief. Believing that "turn about is fair play", they cause all the trouble they can, even when we don't deserve it. Next to blue teachers, avoid the gray ones. "Last comes the teachers the whole school loves-the white teacher. She requires study, but is fair in everything. She understands an unprepared lesson, and yet one cannot "bluff" her. She understands the mischievousness and restlessness of a student and does not look upon it as meanness. She treats the pupil as a friend, not as some inferior being, into whom she is to batter, beat and pound knowledge. If possible, when pick. ing a teacher, pick a white one. This is rather difficult because of the demand, but you will find almost every scho'ol is fortunate in having what the whole school loves-the white teacher."

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ON CAKES THAT WILL NOT RISE Cakes are usually divided into classes according to their complexion: there are Angel Foods, Devil's Foods, Golden Cakes, Spice Cakes, Marble Cakes-all the gradations between black and white. 路 But I wish to classify them under a different system which has only two sub-headings: cakes that rise, and cakes that do not. I have seen cakes at church festivals and family reunionsyes, even at funerals which made my mouth water and my heart green with envy. Four stories high, at least a foot tall, and flat on the top. Perhaps that doesn't mean much to you if you aren't experienced in culinary lines (the experience may be either sad or satisfactory) but I know too well what is apt to happen to a four-layer cake. The first layer put down fits very nicely into the curve in the middle of the dish the second bulges upward in the middle; the third adds to the bulge and makes an alarming bump; if you add a fourth it will certainly crack in the center and droop disconsolately downward toward all sides. That is, it will act that way if you are fortunate enough to have been able to get a "rise" out of it at all. How many times I have tiptoed about the kitchen as if it were a holy of holies, hushing each person who came in, and catching the door as it banged after them, only to find at the end of a half hour's waiting a low, flat expanse of formidable looking substance which proved to be no more promising than it looked! It wasn't that I forgot to put in the baking powder, either; I distinctly remembered measuring it out. Perhaps it was the kind of baking powder I used. The next time I tried another kind. Subsequently I changed recipes, spoons, egg-beaters-all to no good purpose. People did make good cakes-! had seen and eaten some, but that was a talent that had been denied me. So I felt in my most depressed moments (usually just after I


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THE PHOENIX almonds. Put mixture in buttered cake tin and bake IS minutes in a moderate oven. Ser~e with whipped cream and decorate with pieces of marachino cherries if desired. A social success you'll be! Edith Lundquist, 8 8.

KISS PIE 3 egg whites beaten. I cup' (cane) sugar added gradually. 路 I teaspoon vinegar. P~t in buttered pie pan. Bake slowly in cool oven about one half hour. It will raise, then fall. Let get cold and then fill with fruit either fresh or drained fruit and whipped cream. Esther McEv~y, E E. Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania March 4, I93I. Dear Dorothy: I have just returned from a visit to your Uncle Tom's where we thoroughly discussed your school problem. Since your uncle has had eighteen years of experience as a teacher and supervisor, I feel that you should value his opinion. He is certain that the position open in his Science department could be yours, and while your mother and I would like to see you settled somewhere, we are anxious that your choice (since you are fortunate enough to have two positions offered), brings you 路 the most happiness and success. When you consider the position in that sytsem, you must remember that you have never lived in a small town. Do you think that you are the "wear-well" type whose popularity increases as each person learns to know you ? You will find that people there notice and even question some things you do about which you never thought in your life here in the city. You must plan to give much time to community affairs, plays, etc., for, to those people the teacher is the 路"source of all wisdom." Uncle says fortunately the classes are 路small but you


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THE PHOENIX their activities not only for one year but for three. Each year I more fully realized my incompetency to train children slightly younger than I. These years of poor, inadequate teaching had taught me that I would never be content until I was better prepared to guide the lives of children who are to become the future leaders of our gerat nation. So, when I entered Drake University, I enrolled in the Junior High Department of the Education College. If I in some way can help one child to be a better citizen in our complex social order, then I will know that I have chosen rightly my College Course. Helen Stauffer,, I I.

THE C. T. T. DEPARTMENT TYPING BUREAU The commercial field holds many opportunities for interesting outside activities. One of the newest of these is the Typing Bureau installed by the Commercial Teachers Department of Temple University about four years ago. The object this bureau is to type work for students, faculty, organizations, and any persons connected with the University, for small sums of money. Two or three students are placed in charge of the bureau each year. The work to be done is handed out to students who have signed up for work in the bureau. At first the main work was the typing of term reports for students, but later the field of work was increased to include every kind of typing work. This semester it was enlarged still 路 further to include mimeographing. The Typing Bureau has been valuable, first to the student typing the material, who besides the practice in typing, receives 70(% of the charge made. Secon.dly, the person or organization for whom the work is done receives the typed material done neatly, accurately and without delay. Thirdly the department receives 30o/0 of the charge and thus is able to carry on more activities. This Typing Bureau has become valuable to many people and has grown very satisfactorily in the last few years. Betty Vanzandt, '31, K K.

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what reduced. One wonders what seemed so difficult at first. College is but an outgrowth of high school. The classes are much the same; contacts made through organizations are more lasting than those of former days; and the end toward which each student has been working since entry to the first grade is looming into sight. Accomplishment becomes the order of the day. Thus are the differences between high school and college smoothed out. Will the adjustment between college and the active life of the future be as hard to make? Time and experience will reveal the answer. Margaret Maxwell, <I> <I>.

WHY FRENCH IS MY MAJOR STUDY Profiting by the experiences of my mother, I have set forth this goal-to be a cultured woman, one who is an influence in social and educational circles. By culture I meafl one who knows languages, literature-not just such writers as Shakespear and Shelley, but authors of Nordic Literature and the literature of the Orient-and who can converse intelligently on current questions with a knowledge of history and world economics back of her assertions. Is that not enough for one woman to undertake? I think that in itself is a career without considering the problem of managing a successful home, to which I also am looking forward. The French Language, which is my major study, is, to me, a revealing of world literature and history as well as a story of the evolution of man from the primitive stages to the present day. Let us consider these three facts. How much of the world's true literature is expressed in French? The works of Dumas are translated into almost every well-known language. What part of the history of the world has France played? From the time that Caesar conquered the Celts until the Allies defeated the Germans, France has led the world in the creation of beauty. Lastly, a study of France from the time that man first settled there would reveal the evolution from barbarian tribes to a very sophisticated modern civilization. France may be characterized in the one word-Personality.


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sheer away from the thing that is likely to tear it down. I don't believe such a pride can be too highly developed! Youngsters are brimming with energy, and is it not wiser to rid them of this in beneficial athletics than in the in-to-the-wee-hours necking party ? You hear about occasional broken bones; they can be mended, usually, but can a broken reputation? I don't mean to preach, I hope I haven't. I'm terribly enthusiastic about this, and the contacts I get and the little human interest bits I gather on the way, I hope some day will walk and talk on paper. {{Billy" Beatrice. V. Ball, r r.

A POEM There are many girls and boys in this busy world of ours, Who must be trained to burden our great nation's heavy powers. Either boys or girls may choose professions as a lawyer, For another may be clerk, an author, or a doctor. But whatever choice they make, intellectual they must be, For future years they'll surely want go<;>d citizens to be. Now who must train these children for future generations? To carry on successfully the business of our nations? Some say perhaps the parent and some perhaps the preacher, But surely we will all agree it's mostly for the teacher. And so let's all remember what a man once to me said, "Just pack your books and pencils and attend the School of Ed.'~ Louise Musgrove, 8 8.

BOSTON CITY ASSOCIATION . The Boston City Association and Theta Theta Ex-collegia Chapter function as a single unit. Social meetings are held monthly, each member in turn acting as hostess, planning her 路o wn program and covering her own expenses. The local dues


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us by her presence and invited us (all J;Ilembers of the City Association) to tea at 1804 North Park Aveune, March 14. We are looking forward to seeing many of the girls there then. After much talking and eating the meeting was adjourned.

PITTSBURGH CITY ASSOCIATION The Pittsburgh Association has met three times this year. In September we held a luncheon in . McCreery's Dining Room, elected officers for the year. In November we had a luncheon at the Woman's City Club of which Anne Shade is a member so she arranged for the affair. We were so pleased to have Mary Mauntel's mother with us. Mary graduated from Temple, married and came here to live. Joy Mahachek, a teacher at Indiana and a member of A. S. A. was with us. She spent the week end with us and I enjoyed the visit so much. During Christmas vacation, we had a Bridge Luncheon at the Woman's City Club. Twenty-four atended and we were so happy to have Blanche Ball and her mother with us. Blanche has returned to Drexel. Sally Baxter who teaches at New Bethleham was with us, too. We were honored with quite a few from the active chapter of Indiana. Grace Dixon, Helen Wuth, Mary Cribbs, Virginia Karlen, Mary Beatty, Dorothy Boisen and Phyllis Glasgow. We have not done a great deal for the active chapter, for we have been so few in number, but hope when we have a few more members to do mqre. Last year we helped to send one of their delegates to the Convention; Just now we are planning a little shower of things the girls need. I have called each Indiana graduate and asked for a sheet or a double deck of cards. They have all promised to contribute, so we are planning to surprise them even though it is not of great value. Just now Mrs. Julia Jackson and Beatrice Jeffries are planning a party to be held at the Keystone Club some time this month.


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DES MOINES CITY ASSOCIATION Last Saturday at our meeting we filled out the slips found in the front of the January PHoENIX and I am sending you the typed copy from these for those present. We were all a little in doubt as to the meaning of the date requested. We filled them out to indicate year of initiation. Aside from our regular meetings with business, fellowship and book reviews, we plan as a group to do something worthwhile each year. For several years we have held a Guest Day with some good speaker either from our own city or away. One year we emphasized science, another art, etc. Last year our speaker was our city librarian, a very fine man and a splendid speaker. We always plan very lovely refreshments and try to make it a memorable event all the way round. Each person may invite two or more guests and then invitations are extended from the group to others. We always mail printed invitations for these affairs and our average attendance is about one hundred, among this number prominent persons in our city, teachers from the public schools and members from the faculty at Drake. After much discussion at the December meeting we decided to postpone the Guest Day as announced in the yearbook and to sponsor instead a tea to which all Alumna: members of A. E. S. sororities in the city were to be invited. This we did on January 31. Previous to this tea, the presidents and one representative from each of the organized associations met and made a draft of a constitution for an alumna: panhellenic. association of educational sororities here in Des Moines. About thirty-five attended the tea which was given in the Lounge at Drake University. Everyone pres~nt seemed to be strongly in favor of forming such an organization. For our Valentine celebration this year, the Alumna: and actives joined in a potluck spread at the house Monday evening, February 9路 We are very proud of our active chapter. There are a number of good reasons why but one of them is for their excellent credit rating. We understand that the grocer who serves most of the fraternity and sorority houses on the campus rates Alpha Sigma Alpha at the very top of his list.


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Catherine Corbett Leak keeps house and goes on many trips with her husband who handles cases of bankruptcy in Iowa, Minnesota and the Dakotas. Anne Montgomery came to our city schools last fall. She is a member of the Kirksville chapter ( ?). Mildred Nishwonger is teaching her second year in our city schools. Hildegrade Browning Nissly takes care' of her house and husband and finds time for many outside activities and is always faithful to our group. . Perl Kugler Paterson now has an interesting addition to her cute house. It is Delores Mae born August 9, 1930 and now the proud possessor of two teeth. Bernice Samuelson continues her work at the Equitable of Iowa. Rita Walters Selvy is one of the office force of Royal Fire Ins. She and her husband were chaperones for the dance given by the pledges for the actives recently. Fae McClung Shawhan is acting head of the department of Zoology at Drake this year. Dorothy Sorenson is teaching a~ Linden, Iowa. Clare Wessinger keeps house and does some supply teaching in the city schools. 路 Leona Wilcox was chosen chairman by the group at the tea for our panhellenic project. Eula Fisher Arnold lives at 2709 Lincoln Way, Apt. A, Ames, Iowa. Her husband is on the faculty of Iowa State College and studying for his A. M. in Field Corps. Jeanette Fordyce is a student at the State University this year, preliminary to nurses路 training. Ethel McCormick Hansen lives at Racine, Wis. M. C. Jr. rates her as rool}10 mother. Gladys Horney Hunt with her husband and daughter Lilly Lou have been visiting the past few weeks at the home of her parents. Laurel Pascoe Miller lives in Boone, Iowa. Since her mother is there with her we do not see her as often as we wish. Grace Rundlette is teaching in Van Meter, Iowa. A number of our members have done some graduate work.


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23 active members in our assoc1at10n. We were most unfortunate in losing one of our members, Lois Jarvis, as she has moved back to Kansas. A great many of our meetings are ~ocial, but also many of them are turned into benefits etc. for charity and in aiding the active chapter. At the beginning of the year each member donated two dollars for charity. It was decided that the fund be given to the Emergency Fund of the Parent Teachers Association. Twenty-five dollars was given to one of the girls, Lillian Cuswell, to be distributed to those in need and milk funds for the schools. Most of our social service work is done thru the schools as we feel the teachers have a better understanding of conditions in their district and can apply the funds where they are most needed. During the month of August we gave a benefit luncheon. The entire proceeds were given to the active chapter at University of California at Los Angeles. 'fhis benefit was in the nature of an advertising luncheon. The Los Angeles Evening Express (a daily newspaper furnished all the food for the luncheon, which was in turn donated to them by the manufacturers of the food served for advertising. We were required to make a certain number of reservations for luncheon and listen to a lecture afterwards on the food thus served. In November we gave another benefit, a bridge tea, at the beautiful home of Orrell Hester in Glendale, an Ex-collegio. The prizes were donated by the different stores in Los Angeles and they were very lovely ones. Part of the proceeds from this benefit we gave to the active chapter as a Xmas gift, another part was used for charity, the remaining portion is being held in reserve for the time being. Our Valentine and Christmas Parties were both social affairs and a good time was had by all. The Christmas party was held at Ruth Morstad's in Glendale. Each girl brought two gifts, one for a gentleman and one for a lady. The City Association of Tri Sigma entertained us for tea last fall. We enjoyed a most pleasant afternoon with them and it seemed so nice to see some of our old classmates again. As to the financing of our association, our annual dues are


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The American Settlement suggested the name of a Greek family, which we helped at Thanksgiving. The father is. dead and the mother is trying to help by doing laundry work. There are five children, the oldest of whom is eleven. The committee called on this family and supplied food and clothing to them. At Christmas we helped with three families, one family which lives on the dump, was recommended to us by the Public Health Nursing Association. There were a mother, father and two children all occupying a one room house, which was made from boards found on the dump and nailed together. We supplied them with coal, food and clothing-the girls going to see them and establishing personal contact with them. We also supplied food and clothing to two other families, Chi Chi Chapter and the -Mother's Club joining with us in all this work. We have just sent a check to the Red Cross to help in their relief work. The program for the remainder of the year was presented at this meeting. On Saturday, February 2rst at four o'clock our formal invitation service is to be held at the Columbia Club, the scene of our installation and of most of our initiation ceremonies. Here we will join with Chi Chi Chapter in initiating her pledges and Esther Burge. After this the mothers will have an initiation service. Following this we will all banquet together. Geneviere Steele Leib, Ex-collegia Secy., Indianapolis.

GAMMA GAMMA EX-COLLEGIO Ten girls, alumna of Gamma Gamma chapter, met at the home of Luella Harzman and organized a City Association chapter. Fern Clifton was elected President, and Louise Glaser Secretary. A list of all the girls who either live near Alva or are teaching near enough that they could come to our meetings was made, and it was found that there are 25 girls who could be members of this group. We intend to invite them to join with us in our next meeting which is to be held the evening of October 2oth at the home of the President. There are six of this group who are teaching in the Alva High School this year and two others who teach in the Grade


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exchanging gifts, the Alumnce girls presented to the Active girls a gift of china for their rooi:n. This was much needed and greatly appreciated. Mary Trueax DeAtley, a member of Gamma Gamma chapter and a graduate of Northwestern State Teachers College, completed work for a Masters Deg.r:ee at Columbia University, New York City at the end of the first semester. Mrs. DeAtley has been teaching in Enid High School, Enid, Okla. for the past three years, and has returned to her position there to complete her regular teaching schedule for the second semester. The Alva City Association will have a block in a quilt which is being made for the Alva Hospital by the local chapter of the P. E. 0. This is a worthy cause and the girls were glad to be able to help with it. '

EPSILON EPSILON EX-COLLEGIO Our chapter has about fifteen members and we meet the third Wednesday of each month at the homes of various members. Often a short business meeting, we have a social time usually playing bridge. We try to be of service to the active chapter. We always entertain for them several times a year, give them a Christmas gift, and we try to he~p them with any of their activities that we can. In addition to these things we always adopt a family at Christmas time. This year we had a family of six. We not only supplied them with a Christmas dinner, and the other things that make Christmas a happy time, but also supplied them with a great deal of warm clothing, and a large store of canned goods and staples. Each member of our alumnce chapter pays local dues of two dollars per year.

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has only about 8 members. On each address sheet in each Round Robin, beside the date column indicating when the letter must leave each person, is another column in which those paying the yearly dues are checked. No charitable or professional activities, as such, has ever been launched by K. K. The meeting annually at the time of Temple Home-coming, provides professional interests for everyone, meeting with and enjoying the professional departmental exercises. II. City AssociationsTo our knowledge K. K. alumn<ÂŁ attend three Associations, the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and the City Alliance of Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading and Harrisburg. A. Philadelphia Association-Reorganized at the January meeting, held in the form of a luncheon at which about 25 members were present, from both K. K. and N. N. Chapters. A year's program has been presented to the members. Mrs. Doyle is entertaining the Philia. Association, the two College Chapters, K. K. and N. N., at a "Tea" in the new Recreational . Hall of the beautiful new Mittan Hall at Temple University. This is to be held March 17th. B. City Alliance-The January meeting was held in Harrisburg at the former home of Mary Wilson August. It was better attended than any other meeting in the short history. of the Alliance. Two Mother-patronnesses as well as two Alpha Sig Juniors added to the interesting and enjoyable getto-gether Luncheon. The next meeting will be held in Lancaster with Kitty Bender and Virginia Hoffman as Hostesses. We have no dues up to the present. All expenses are taken care of by the hostess, every one gets their turn and may entertain in any satisfactory manner. Publications-The Alliance News a one-sheet news goes out to all the members several times during the year to keep up the interest and enthusiasm as well as announce meetings and events. This is edited by a member in turn who has facilities for doing so. C. The Pittsburgh Association-! do not have details concerning their meetings and activities. D. The New York City Association-There are K. K.


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Another aid to the active chapter is a gift to them of a "Big Sister". The "Big Sister" idea evolved from the earnest desire of the college chapter to have a closer relationship with the ex-collegia chapter. For this reason the "Big Sister" is chosen from the ex-collegia group by the girls in the college chapter. Naturally they choose someone they like very much, enjoy being with her, and above all, want her. The "Big Sister" to the college chapter is everything her name implies. She keeps in mind that the girls with whom she is to associate for the year constitute a group just a bit younger than herself. These girls have strong and reliable opinions of their own and are accustomed to meeting situations and working them out in their own way. It is through this medium only that they gain the experience that the "Big Sister", perhaps, already has. She, therefore, does not impede their progress or influence their decisions with unsolicited advice~ If the girls wish to turn to her for assistance, it should be given willing! y but never forced upon them. Any sorority is based upon an understanding friendship of the individuals who have pledged themselves as sisters. After four years of living as one family the tie binding them suddenly severs after graduation. It is here that the "big sister" serves the main purpose-that of bridging the gap from old to new friendships. Through her association with the college girls, she has a thorough sympathetic understanding of them. She is their ex-collegia friend and helps to make their entrance into the ex-collegia group easy. On this friendly basis the chapters are drawn more closely together. At the present time we are paying annual dues. This amount covers the cost of the monthly luncheons and part of the other expenses. The other necessary money we raise through enterprises. This year we have already held a bridge party at the Hotel Statler and a rummage sale, which are annual affairs. In addition, playing to t~e fad of the moment, we sponsored an indoor golf party. This proved very amusing as well as educational for some. We also have had a series of bridge parties at different members' homes, which have been profitable as well as enjoyable social occasions. Our life memberships are coming along very nicely. We


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ALPHA BETA CHAPTER The most elaborate social function of this year was our annual Formal Valentine Dinner Dance. The large dining room at the Travelers Hotel was transformed into a veritable fairyland. A lowered false ceiling fashioned of greyish-blue, transparent cloth, covered with artificial snow and tinsel gave one the impression of being in a beautiful cave, or "wonderland," the cloth and tinsel concealing both ceiling and walls. The lights came from spotlights of red, green, blue, and orange. These lights were focused on a large revolving wheel at the west end of the room. The background of the wheel was in gold, and this was covered with many pieces of glass. As the lights played upon it a myriad of colors was sent forth and the effect was indeed beautiful. The orchestra was hidden behind the "Suns" rays, this effect being carried out by the use of crepe paper designed in such a way as to resemble a sunburst. Trees covered with snow and tinsel were arranged on each side of the doorway in the dining room and as the guests entered the room they felt they were entering a snow-laden forest. Here they were greeted by the receiving line composed of Miss Ruth Robinson, president of the sorority, Miss Ethel Hook, Sorority sponser, President and Mrs. Eugene Fair, Dean and Mrs. L.A. Eubank, and Mrs. S. H. Ellison. The dining table was arranged in the shape of a sorority pin, and


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dancers. A spirit of cheerfulness and good will marked the first party of our rushing season. Little informal teas, parties in the Candy Kitchen, bridge in our rooms with freshmen, and groups of four, five, or six girls strolling down to Betty Barry's have marked the advance of rushing since the tea. Truly, I think no more charming freshmen have ever been seen on Indiana's campus. We are very sorry that low scholarship prevents us from rushing some of the girls, but we sincerely hope that these girls will be more adapted to the school next fall and will have raised their standing considerably. Our first party was given at the College Inn in the form of an informal bridge and dancing. The prizes went to two lovely rushees, Mary Enterline and Leah Rose Guth. Ice-cream, red and white cakes, and coffee were served at the close of the evening. We are now making elaborate plans for a luncheon at the Country club, February 21. It is an ideal place for a party, and especially adaptable to decorations. Silent Period starts after the parties Saturday. We will tell you the result of our rushing at our next broadcasts. 路 Dedication of the New Arts Building takes place March 13 and 14. Y.,T e hope to be hostesses to many of our alumn~ that week-end. The new building houses the Commercial, Home Economic, and Art departments. And now, dear sisters, our time is up. Station A S A signing off from its Indiana Studio until April. Tune in again. Good-bye.

Since talking with you last we have added six new pledges to our number: Elaine Marsh, Alice Buckles, Irene Erickson, Edra Lahann, Ruby Olmstead and Frieda Shirley. And every-路 day I think how true "the more the merrier" for we are having such good times now. We were delightfully and deliciously entertained with a waffie supper by Miss Shattuck, on February 2, at her home. On January 30, we entertained a group of rushees with a progressive slumber party. First, we all watched a rousing basket ball game where we were the victors, then to the home of Elaine Marsh where we played cards and enjoyed midnight lunch. From there we went to Pearl Sonderup's to spend a most slumberless night. But all this did not keep us from enjoying the delicious breakfast prepared at Alice Buckles' home. Too, there have been hikes and kodaking parties, for we are having wonderful weather. Now we are working hard on a stunt for the Ranger Follies to be given February 24 and 25. After all, would we enjoy life if it were not so chuck full?

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prize hasn't been decided on yet, but I believe each sorority is going to give a dollar. Did I tell you the result's of the campus election? No? I can't imagine how I overlooked that for we were victorious in the fact that the students of our college considered an A. S. A. the most beautiful girl on the campus and, now Harriett please don't get excited-I'll tell you in a second. The beautiful A. S. A. is Mary Greenwald and she is Beauty Queen. Aren't we proud of Mary, Zeta Zeta, and A. S. A.? Didn't you think our valentine dance was just darling. The red and white decorations were so pretty and wasn't the orchestra just grand? The songs? Oh yes our Alpha Sig sweetheart songs were just darling. Yes, I'm like you. I think a solid ceiling decoration is much the prettier. The white and black silhouette programs were so different and so pretty. What? Surely you aren't going? Why Harriett you just got here. Well if you must go, I suppose you must. I am awfully sorry the other girls had classes, but I've tried to tell you all of the news and I hope you have enjoyed, and come back again often for we are always glad to see an Alpha Sig sister.-lrene Alley. C. M. S. T. C. CAMPUS CHATS

Our Opera Our opera, Martha, given by the students of the music department is the first opera ever given in the history of the school. Operettas have been given, but nothing as truly wonderful and great as Martha has ever been given. Artist Series Florence Austral and her flutist husband were here in early February. They were very entertaining and were enjoyed very much. We are anxiously awaiting Paderewski in April. Sports Our basket ball team is certainly holding its own even if Maryville did wipe up on us last week. We have won three games and lost one and that ties us with Maryville for first place, but don't be too sure Maryville, the season isn't over yet. Ernestine Bennett of Zeta Zeta chapter is supervisor of the fifth grade in the elementary school at Missouri University. She is also working on her Ph.D. degree. Ernestine has had quite a number of articles published in various school journals. Zeta Zeta is very proud of her accomplishments.

CHI CHI CHAPTER The evening of February 2nd, a rush party, for second .girls, was held at the chapter house. The evening was spent in playing bridge, dancing, and singing songs. Ice cream, cake, and coffee were served. This was 路a very informal party but everyone had a good time.


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ETA ETA CHAPTER Good news! We have one new active and several new pledges. Helen Lortz, of Joplin, Missouri, was given the sanctuary degree in January. We have pledged Mae Best, Martha Grub, Lovene Bartlett, and Virginia Lamb; the sister of active Kathryn Lamb. Dorothy Goodloe of Independence is back with us after staying home last semester. Ursual Laidler has been appointed to the position of recording secretary to fill the place left vacayt by Josephine Fain who has gone to Des Moines to teach art. She 1s the second of our Eta Eta girls to teach art there, as Anne Montgomery accepted a position in Des Moines last fall. Anne received her degree last May. Our pledges entertained February 7, with a dance for the actives and their dates at the new annex to the cafeteria. The annex was built chiefly for this purpose and every sorority and fraternity is free to give one dance there a month-that is, if they speak for it in time. We plan to have another informal dance in April. February 3, our chapter was invited to come to the Sigma Mu Delta fraternity house for dancing. According to all reports, a large time was had by all-ye editor did not attend. Plans are being made for an inter-sorority dance to be given about the middle of March; also, rumors are being heard that it will be held at the Elks' Club or the Shrine Mosque. However, we promise nothing-we might even come so far down as to entertain at the College Gymnasium. At any rate we women have adopted the famous slogan of the North West Mounties, and everywhere one can see fair damsels regarding the stronger sex with more or less determined looks in their eyes, for when all the sorority girls get together there will not be enough Greek men to furnish everybody. The barbarians may have to be called in. A question which is causing a good deal of discussion is whether or not to have a stunt fest. For years it has been the custom of our college to have a Hobo Day each April. Every one to class garbed as hoboes or hoboesses, and of course school is dismissed for the day and we all go to chapel after which there is a parade to town and back, prizes being awarded for the worst floats. (We won last year.) At night comes the stunt fest. Years ago, before I can remember, the stunts were said to have been stunts, but lately they have become more and more elaborate until last year they reached al!llost a professional perfection. Decorators were employed, and some organizations even went so far as to take dancing lessons for months before the performance. The custom is being put to vote. Our chapter determined that it was not in favor of having a stunt fest, but if it were decided to continue the practice, that it would enter the contest. However, Hobo Day will probably be done away with, and the Stunt Fest held on the evening of Apple, or Founder's Day. This day is celebrated every year at an Apple Chapel at which the students are given apples which have been purchased by the faculty-strange to say! However the big question of the year still stands.


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an all university year book. Helen Porter is the editor and representative from our department. Louise is on the write-up committee. Many of the girls went home for over the holidays and after exams. Mabel Tukey spent one of the week-ends of the excursion up in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. She reports a wonderful time and . winter sports were grand. You'd better go to New Hampshire girls and enjoy the winter. (You can see I'm from New Hampshire.) We are pledging three new girls this semester. We are so glad to welcome them. Frances Clark from Bangor, Maine; Helen Sturges from Danbury, Connecticut, and Alma Bowles from Springfield, Massachusetts are our welcome sisters. The sororities of the School of Education combined with the School of Educatiol) and had a dance just before vacation in the new Hotel Manger. The dance was a financial as well as social success. Doris Atwood 路represented Theta Theta on the committee. 路 The spring informal will be held some time the first of March in the Co-operative house at 328 Bay State Road. The Committee is composed of Winona Prouty (chairman) , Elizabeth Barnes, Mabel Prie stman, and Louise Musgrove. We have just heard that Ruth Wriston has announced her engagement. She has a lovely ring. Upon admiring the ring this morning Ruth said, "Well he's just as nice, well even nicer. He's just a peach." Just as soon as we find out the particulars we'll let you know. We are so glad to welcome back our alumni. Thus far Ida Mary Swan, Vivian Bean, Lois Butterfield, Grace路 Harris, and Marie Cornforth have been back for some time although some of them came for only a little while. Lois has spent her week's vacation with us. Miss Bragg, a popular and loved teacher at our School of Education has been named and has accepted the position of faculty advisor. We just know she'll enjoy Alpha Sigma with us and we bid her welcome! Miss Lancaster, we are also glad that you are to be near us for awhile and do hope that you will drop in on us more often! Once a month the students of the School of Education have charge of the assembly. As an interest and aid Alpha Sigma Alpha wanted to help the school in some way so they are to have charge of the assembly for March. The program will be given in the next PHoENIX.

IOTA IOTA CHAPTER Our semester examinations are passed and our worries are over consequently we have started on our second semester with a clear mind and a desire to make our ideals and standards still higher. Our social activities have been numerous and interesting to give variation to our programs. February 6, the eleven members of the pledge chapter honored th~ actives with a Valentine dance at Marie Flannigans studio. During


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tained in text books, lectures and outlines in preparation for that two weeks' storm of finals. What a necessary evil-what a "weeding" period! For, when registration for the second semester opening February ninth came, some Freshmen were missing, others wrote for a second time on their schedules History Ar, French AAr, etc. Now that we have survived "the mid-year slaughter" we turn to find our social calendar filled. On Friday evening, February thirteenth, about two hundred boys with their smiling partners, danced at the Inter-fraternity Ball, the first social function held in our new building, to the music furnished by Johnny Brown's Great White Fleet Orchestra. Saturday, February fourteenth was a busy one for Kappa Kappa for a 12:30 p. m. Nu Nu and Kappa Kappa enjoyed lunch together at the Bombay Tea Room, 19th and Chestnut Streets. It is lovely to have a sister chapter in the same city to extend invitations. At 3:oo o'clock that afternoon in the College Hall Gymnasium a Panhellenic tea officially opened the sorority "rushing" season. We are now busy arranging for our two parties about which we shall tell you later. On Monday, February r6th in the historic Baptist Temple, with tall palms affording a contrast against dignified academic robes, Temple University celebrated the eighty-eighth anniversary of the birth of its founder, Dr. Russell H. Conwell and at the same time conferred degrees and certificates upon 210 stude11ts, from nine states and three foreign countries, which group comprised the forty-seventh graduating class of the University. The occasion was unusually interesting because after honorary degrees were bestowed upon Miss Helen Keller and Gifford Pinchot, Governor of Pennsylvania, speeches were made by these and other prominent guests including Mayor Harry A. Mackey and the Rev. M. Joseph Twomey. Mrs. Sherman H. Doyle, an ex-adviser of our sorority has issued invitations to Nu Nu, Kappa Kappa, and their advisers, patronesses, and faculty members to attend a tea to be given in Mitten Hall, March qth, to meet the Philadelphia City Association of Alpha Sigma Alpha . With this and the "rush" parties to look forward to, we are anticipating some very busy weeks.

LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER Dear Alpha Sigs: Isn't this year just speeding along already? It seems as though so many things have been happening. Everyone is busy as usual and I imagine we are all thinking a little of the spring weather that is to come soon. I don't think any of us will be sorry when it comes along. It was nice to be back in school aÂŁter a grand Christmas vacation. One of our first functions was a dance which was given by the pledges. It certainly was nice. We, actives, will have to give the pledges credit for so delightful a dance. It was a huge success and everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly. There were plenty of balloons, confetti and


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NU NU CHAPTER And the only men present were the cool placid pieces of statuary, unable to dance because of loss of limbs or important business at hand. This sounds like the Panhellenic party in Drexel Court, when the three Drexel sororities entertained the Freshmen and new girls with dancing, refreshments and a pantomime of the good old days when villains were kissed and heroes sighed over.. So it was! That was a mere insertions of irons into the fire. From then on things moved swiftly. The following week-end the charm and simplicity of the Colonial Dames Hall proved an effective setting for the attractive guests of Nu Nu at a formal rushing dance. Members are still wondering how much of an A. S. A. impression some of their escorts made in an effort to help "rush." Again the real male element was eliminated--or better, substituted by Nu Nu's in borrowed tuxedos. A "Bachelor's Dinner" was held at Drexel Lodge. The guests received favors of A. S. A. engraved compacts, members progressed between courses to tell others of their "cool million" market successes, and everyone was becoming quite well acquainted when, lo and behold! One of the bachelors fell fast asleep in a comfy chair. This gave everyone a chance to peep in on a typical bachelor's reverie. A sweet little girl from nowhere in particular turned the pages of a large album in which were seen living pictures of all with whom the bachelor had ever been infatuated--coquette, riding girl, trained nurse, merry widow, etc. When the dreamer awoke, he announced the wedding, to take place immediately, of the smallest bachelor present. The bride, a large athletic girl, had insisted upon an athletic wedding that she might wear her blue rompers, hockey goal guards and tennis net veil. The groom obliged her by agreeing and by wearing a fencing helmet, chest guard and foil. The minister appeared accommodatingly in rifle uniform, while attendants wore bathing suits, riding habit, etc. The Student House members took a "Coolidge leave" of their guests, to be home as the clock struck ro:3o p. m.


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THE PHOENIX They were darling prizes, and the guests were delighted with them. Altogther the party was quite a success and we feel as if we had at least made an effort to repay our patronesses and our faculty advisor for their interest and work with us and for us. Saturday night, February 14, is the date for this semester's initiation. We will initiate seven pledges at that time. Our pledges surprised us with a lovely formal dinner at the College Cafeteria, January 28. We enjoyed it immensely. The decorations were all of red and white, the favors were tiny red and white old-fashioned dolls, all the after dinner speeches were short and snappy with much originality and cleverness shown in their preparation and delivery. After the dinner we danced at the chapter house. On the whole, it was very enjoyable and we were more than pleased with the social attitude of our pledges.

XI XI CHAPTER. The meeting before Christmas vacation was a lovely Christmas party. We initiated all the Mothers as Mother Patronesses; Mrs. Gassaway, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Noble, Mrs. Shaver, Mrs. Eckman, Mrs. Wetmore, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Conan, Mrs. Bergin. The pledges entertained with a play, and we had a Christmas tree and refreshments. At that time we also pledged Mary Katherine Arnold and Cecil Johnson, whom we are very glad to have with us. The Mothers have formed a club and are trying to help the house by making quilts, buying curtains, etc. A formal tea started the rush affairs of this semester. It was followed in quick succession by a bridge party, 路 a Sports dinner (the, pledged served the dinner, each being dressed in complete pirate costume-it was certainly very effective), a luncheon, and a formal dinner. The formal dinner was held at the Los Altos apartments in Hollywood. The food was very good and served exquisitely. We pledged Bayonne Gray, a very clever and very active campus girl and we are certaiply pPOud to have her. A pajama party was given for the pledges by the members. It started in the evening with a big dinner, after which they played several games including miniature golf; Anna Gassaway was at the head of the entertainment and certainly had some very clever and unusual games. After the fun the girls went to bed, but as you most likely know they did not have much sleep that night. The next morning they 路 were served with a waffle breakfast. A traditional box of chocolates announced the engagement of Althea Archer, one of our alumna:, to Mr. Walter B. De Camp. The wedding will be in June. A theatre party to the Belasco theatre is the treat which the pledges are giving us next Saturday. We are all quite thrilled at the prospect.


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THE PHOENIX PHI PHI CHAPTER You've been shot, soFollow Cupid's Arrow to The Alpha Sigma Sweetheart Party at The Alpha Sig House on College Drive. Formal Wednesday, S:oo-10:30 P.M. Such was the invitation that greeted the spring rushees of the Phi Phi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Who wouldn't want to be a Sweetheart to a group of gay, brightly-bedecked girls arrayed in formal frocks of every hue of the rainbow? Who wouldn't be a sweetheart in a house that is cleverly and beautifully trimmed with hearts and red and white streamers of all sizes and description? Certainly no human girl could resist that. At least the smiling rushees danced gaily to the strains of the Alpha Sig Sweetheart song, hunted their fortunes, floated dreamily through the favor dances and at last happily consented to partake of some love potions in the form of heart cakes, mints, and ice cream. The following guests were sweethearts: Mrs. H. C. Persons, Mrs. Clun Price, Mrs. U. G. Whiffen, Katherine Mountjoy, Ruth Harding, Ola Slagle, Margaret Knox, Mildred Jacobs. Margaret Depart's name was left from the pledge list. Her home is Savannah. The Phi Phi chapter was delighted to have as a visitor Correnne Smith from Alpha Beta chapter at Kirksville. Miss Smith was visiting Maryville as a member of the dramatic club which presented Mary the Third to a Maryville audience.

MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS Pi Pi chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha announces the marriage of Louise Allen to George Coe, on November twentieth, nineteen hundred and thirty. Eta Eta announces the marriage of Lucy Clinkenbeard to Dr. W. Wells Roberts on July 20. Alpha Beta announces the marriage of Edith Sevank to Mr. H. E. Rounds on November 26.

The National Council of Alpha Sigma Alpha announces the discontinuance of Upsilon Upsilon Chapter.


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Asa phoenix vol 17 no 3 mar 1931  
Asa phoenix vol 17 no 3 mar 1931  
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