THE PHOENIX they are assured of a gracious hospitality and at least a few warm personal frineds among the faculty. . What relation do the sororities bear to the College ? They are the backbone of its social structure.
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