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Am I dreaming or is this really the Auditorium of Mitten Hall, our very own Recreation Hall at Temple? I see a few familiar land marks and finally realize that- our Auditorium has been converted into a Chinese Garden. The Class of '33 certainly outdid everything else ever given on our campus. Who indeed will ever be able to convert our playhouse again into such a beautiful setting for an evening路 of dancing to a perfect orchestra. There were so many lovely decorations I really don't know where to begin. I guess the many flashing lights first caught my eye. Amber, blue, green, red, purple and white streams of light shot their rays over the swaying crowd to finally fasten themselves for a lingering moment on an immense crystal ball that was slowly revolving in the center of the ceiling. Directly under the ball was a veritable Garden of Eden. Huge palms, ferns, a gurgling fountain and tall vases sending forth fragrant fumes of Chinese insense gave one this sensation. In each archway around the balcony hung huge Chinese lanterns. From the ceiling were suspended numerous immense silk parasols. Winking and blinking at the merry throng from the end of each rib of these symbols of the Orient were small Chinese lanterns. Large, glittering, writhing, fire-spitting dragons on fantastic, colorful silk formed a graceful background for the orchestra. Surprise after surprise. All of Mitten Hall was open-Grill, Lounging rooms and the Great Court. The music from the Ballroom was being broadcast in each of these places. Could more be desired ? To keep the memory of this stupendous affair forever alive each couple received the most novel and original dance program of metal on which was embos~ed in red a large "T" the steam of which was formed by an Owl. On a chain around the neck of the Owl was a regular size key which could be detached and worn by the recipient. An evening never to be forgotten. Though all good things

Profile for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority

Asa phoenix vol 18 no 4 may 1932  

Asa phoenix vol 18 no 4 may 1932