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NATIONAL COUNCIL President-Mrs. Fred M. Sharp, ZZ, 1405 Hardy Ave., Independence, Mo. Vice-President-Miss Mary A. Wagner, KK, Clark School, Northampton, Mass. Secretary-Miss Leona Wilcox, II, 1916 44th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Treasurer-Mrs. James G. Haworth, aa, 241 I Barrington Drive, Toledo, Ohio. Registrar-Miss Evelyn G. Bell II II, 8 East Depew Ave., Apt. 5, Buffalo, N.Y. Chaplain-Miss Louise N. Stewart, YY, 70 E. Fifteenth Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Extension Officer-Mrs. Wayne R. Fuller, 430 Starin Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. Editor-Miss Julia E. Lancaster,速速, Wellesley Farms, Mass. Chairman of Trustees-Miss Elizabeth Bird Small, 1111, 196 North St., Buffalo, N. Y.
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, Pennsylvania. Beta Beta-Miss Elizabeth Luzmoor, State Teachers College, Greeley, Colorado. Gamma Gamma-Miss Ollie Shattuck, 8u Fifth St., Alva, Oklahoma. Epsilon Epsilon-Miss Edna McCullough, 1017 Rural St., Emporia, Kansas. Zeta Zeta-Mrs. Orlo R. Nattinger, 108 South St., Warrensburg, Mo. Eta Eta-Miss Jane Carroll, 706 South Broadway, Pittsburg, Kansas. Theta Theta-Miss Mabel C. Bragg, 8o Madison Ave., Newtonville, Mass. Iota Iota-Mrs. W . F. Barr, 2842 Rutland Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Miss Laura W. Drummond, 2729 N. 12th St., Philadelphia, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Mrs. Ralph Stogdill, III5 W . 2nd Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-Miss Estelle Bauch, 408 Emmet St., Ypsilanti, Mich.
Nu Nu-Miss Jean M. Richmond, 1411 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. Xi Xi-Miss Ethel Tobin, 167 South Normandie St., Los Angeles, Calif. Omicron Omicron-Miss Ada Hyatt, 325 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio. Pi Pi-Miss Elizabeth B. Small, 196 North St., Buffalo, N. Y. Rho RhoSigma Sigma-Miss Lucy E. Spicer, Western State College, Gunnison, Colo. Tau Tau-Miss Mae Paul, Lamer Hotel, Hays, Kans. Phi Phi-Miss Nell Martindale, Missouri State Teachers College, Maryville, Mo. Chi Chi-Miss Anne Fern, 1959 Central Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. Psi Psi-Mrs. Albert A. Fredericks, Box 1316, Normal Station, Natchitoches, La. Omega Omega-Mrs. Gertrude Bell, San Diego State College, San Diego, Calif.
ROLL OF COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha-Farmville State Teachers College, Farmville, Va. Alpha Alpha-Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-State Teach~rs College, Kirksville, Mo. Alpha Gamma-State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa. Beta Beta-State Teachers College, Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-State Teachers College, Alva, Okla. 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. Pi Pi-State Teachers College, Buffalo, N. Y. Rho Rho-Marshall College, Huntington, W. Va. Sigma Sigma-Western State College, Gunnison, Colo. Tau Tau-Fort Hays Kansas State College, Hays, Kansas. Phi Phi-State Teachers College, Maryville, Mo. Chi Chi-Butler University, Indianapolis, Ind. Psi Psi-State Teachers College, Natchitoches, La. Omega Omego-San Diego State College, San Diego, California.
ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATION SORORITIES Chairman-Mrs. Orley See, DSE, 48 Wildwood Ave., Piedmont, Calif. Secretary-Miss Carrie Walters, TSU, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Treasurer-Mrs. Ada Norton, AST, 510 Pearl St., Ypsilanti, Michigan. Director of Local Panhellenics-Miss Mabel Lee Walton, SSS, Woodstock, Virginia. Director of City Panhcllenics-Mrs. Fred M. Sharp, 1405 Hardy Ave., Independence, Missouri. . . Chairman of Eligibility and Nationalization-Mrs. C. P. Ne1d1g, 2033 Hewitt Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.
EDITORIAL STAFF National Editor
Julia E. Lancaster, Wellesley Farms, Mass. Chapt~r
Alpha Alpha-Lucille Pipher, 52 Wells Hall, Oxford, Ohio. Alpha Beta-Emily M. Smith, I I r E. Patterson St., Kirksville, Mo. Alpha Gamma-Elizabeth McCoy, 655 Locustâ€˘St., Indiana, Pa. Beta Beta-Helen Walking, Greeley, Colo. Gamma Gamma-Mrs. Essie Nail, 626 Center St., Alva, Okla. Epsilon Epsilon-Margaret Widick, 1303 .West 9th, Emporia, Kans. Zeta Zeta-Dorothy Bryant, Warrensburg, Mo. Eta Eta-Wanda Wolf, 2304 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, Kans. Theta Theta-Katharine M. Hale, 393 Randolph St. S., Weymouth, Mass. Iota Iota-Margaret Halverson, Drake Dormitory, Des Moines, Iowa. Kappa Kappa-Norma Rebecca Nyce, 219 Mather Road, Jenkintown, Pa. Lambda Lambda-Frances Bennett, 70 15th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Mu Mu-Mary Esther Lawrence, 309 N. Adams St., Ypsilanti, Mich. Nu Nu-Emily Talbot, 6296 Guilford Road, Upper Darby, Pa. Xi Xi-Louise C. Peterson, Hollywood, Calif. Omicron Omicron-Rosemary Price, Alpha Sigma Alpha House, Kent, Ohio. Pi Pi-Maxine L. Nelson, 245 North St., Buffalo, N.Y. Rho Rho-Erma King, 1726 Fifth Ave., Huntington, W.Va. Sigma Sigma-Roberta Hclmecke, Gunnison, Colo. Tau Tau-Beth Harkness, 410 West r6th St., Hays, Kans. Phi Phi-Dorothy Whitmore, Residence Hall, Maryville, Mo. Chi Chi-Eileen Brown, 2938 N. Talbot, Indianapolis, Ind. Psi Psi-Mary Elizabeth Carroll, Box 258 Normal Station, Natchitoches, La. Omega Omega-Ellen Christenson, n68 23rd St., San Diego, Calif.
CHAIRMEN OF NATIONAL COMMITTEES Constitution-Miss Dorothy Williamson, Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. Convention-Miss Mary A. Wagner, Clark School, Northampton, Mass. Historian-Mrs. Roderick McCullough Thomas, 301 E. University Parkway, Baltimore, Md. Songbook-Miss Ethel Tobin, 167 South Normandie, Los Angeles, Calif. Fellowship-Mrs. Reinard Schlosser, 28oo Dexter, Denver, Colo. Alumnz-Miss Carolyn Ray, Lakin, Kans. Philanthropic-Mrs. B. F. Leib, 2020 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis, Ind. Scholarship-Miss Joy Mahachek, State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa. Sorority Examination-Miss S. June Smith, 336 North George Street, Millersville, Pa. Mother-Patroness-
HONOR ROLL Beta Beta-Gretchen Mathews Otness Zeta Zeta-Marie Moore Campbell, Ruth Steinbicker
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1934 NATIONAL CONVENTION
((Alpha Sigma, Alpha Sigma We greet you! Out in Colorado Under skies of blue . "
Evening in August-Alpha Sigmas around a campfire-the majesty of the Rockies-the blue of Mary's lake-the friendship of sisterhooda broader view .
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We brought from our convention-in-themountaim; a knowledge of first things. We turn now to our birthplace to re-pledge ourselves to the broader view of these early dreams. In 1934 Alpha Sigma Alpha 路will keep faith with its founders at Convention-in-Virginia. Every member will plan to bring true the refrain of an ASA dream: ((Carry me back to old Virginia . . .
* * * and days of auld lang syne." A. WAGNER, Convention Manager.
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AN HONOR RECORD To Alpha Sigma Alpha membership at large, I commend the enthusiastic, capable leadership and the victorious attainments of the College Chapter Presidents of 1932-33. There is no need to recount the obvious difficulties which have beset our college chapters this year. There is every reason to assure alumncr members that-our college chapters have shown an un_daunted loyalty and a fervor for the furtherance of Alpha Sigma Alpha ideals. As the result, the year, in spite of its problems, has been a happily successful one. I do not measure the results by the hackneyed "in consideration of present economic conditions." Rather, they are measured by an honest comparison with the achievements of other years. It- is with pride that I record the names of my co-workers, the College Chapter Presidents of 1932-33: AA AB Ar BB rr
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Frances L. Heuer Nadine Bondurant Alta L. Welch Marian Behrens Margaret Wallace Celia O'Connor Blanche Schooley . Esther Myers Noel Alice T. Northrup Georgia Barton Mildred Cramer Genevieve Parmer
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Of even greater significance than the rewards of this year's efforts and of the cheering prospects for another college year, has been the rare spirit of cooperation, the energetic adjustments to changes, the courageous faithfulness to high principles. So they close their administrations, these presidents, leaving their chapters high standards to maintain, leaving the entire sorority a challenge for wider service. Shared aspirations and common endeavors-how firmly do they hold us in friendship. How sweet can be the pride in attainments of others when understanding and frank cooperation have quickened appreciation. Here's to the College Chapter Presidents of 1932-33-gratitude, tribute, love. Wilma Wilson Sharp. May 1 ' 1 933·
MEMOIRS OF A REFUGEE It was 5:30 on the evening of March IO, and we were almost in Long Beach. What a happy week-end we anticipated. My cousin's home was not far from the water front and so we expected to take a dip bright and early in the morning and then go for a sight-seeing tour through the Constitution, which was in the harbor at the time. Upon our arrival, we found dinner almost ready, and since it was about dark, we decided to take a peep at the flower garden before conquering our hunger. It was truly a beautiful sight. Everywhere, opening buds showed us the first signs of spring. As I walked through the arbor, a terrific rumble greeted me. I dashed out to the open lawn but had only gone a few steps, when the quivering earth flung me flat upon my face. As I went down I saw the chimneys tumble about, and the telephone wires snap and break. Luckily for us, the yard was huge, and being in the center of it we escaped danger. But all about us houses were ground off of their foundations, porch pillars leaned drunkenly, and windows that had once been oblong were now diamond shape. Inside, a sorry sight met our eyes: pork chops were swimming in the gravy on the kitchen floor; the peas were playing marbles in the dining room, and the china was in a million pieces where it had been flung out of the cupboards. Taking time only to snatch coats, hats and blankets, we hurried out. The rest of the night was spent in the open. We tried to get a little sleep on some cots which were set up, but it was impossible, for the earth continued to shake beneath us. The fog became so thick we could hardly see one another, and the cold was so intense that it was necessary to exercise to keep warm. All night long ambulances and fire engines were kept busy in the sections of distress. Sailors and marines paraded the treets, since the city was immediately placed under military rule. We gave them hot coffee made in electric percolators, a there was no gas, and soon we were forbidden to use even the water.
Radio reports were now coming in. The stricken area was more widespread than we had imagined. The threat of a tidal wave added to our discomfort. When the dawn finally arrived, it was heralded like the coming of a king, so great was the rejoicing. That afternoon we started home. Passing through what had once been the business section, one was almost tempted to close his eyes: Buildings with their roofs lying on the floor, walls caved in, iron girders twisted beyond belief, and in the streets were piles of debris beneath which we knew were still human beings, lying crushed and silent. Xi Xi 路chapter is proud of the fact that some of her members were numbered among the relief workers. Driving ambulance trucks, working in soup kitchens, washing dishes, etc., were among their duties. Adda Anderson, one of ASA's past national officers, was head of the relief work in the east district of Long Beach. U. C. L. A. has been allotted the sum of $2,500 to be raised for the relief fund. Each organization has been asked to contribute 25c per person. Our chapter went over one hundred per cent on the first night of the drive. Since all of our girls and their families escaped harm, this seemed the least we could do in helping those who are in such distress. Gertrude A. Byrkit, 8 8.
TO THE SENIORS Probably no group will be quite so well able to appreciate fully the effect of mass education and its relation to the unemployment situation as the young college seniors who are about to be graduated from any of the higher institutions. No doubt the one hundred and twenty Fort Hays candidates are realizing more daily the importance of being adequately prepared to accept the positions which they will seek. The College graduates this year will be knocking on a great number of doors but will find the houses filled. They will be at the dawn of their self-supporting career with no job in sight. After spending several thousand dollars and from three to six years of time, the candidate for degree has acquired a bundle of knowledge and some experience which he desires to impart to others. He also wishes to show his own capability. The student perhaps went through school on loans from student loan funds or with partial aid from some source and he is particularly anxious to get a position so that he might relieve himself of the burdensome debts, and also release his borrowed money to enable another student opportunity of an education. Graduation this Spring will present new problems which have not been considered by college graduates for a number of years. In other sections of the United States the depression has "hit" harder than it has here and the problems confronting these graduates will be still more perplexing. Obtaining positions this Spring will not involve merely the possession of a sheep-skin or evidence of a certain number of hours' credit but it will be the person who is the most capable, and who can take care of the most work, who possesses leadership and has the initiative to guide his followers at this critical period. This is the sum of it all, the college graduate of 1933 is facing a challenging world, stiff with the hard knocks of the economic situation, and he will have to be more than adequately prepared to meet his new work, regardless of hi chosen field. In other words the graduate who "knows his stuff" and can fit in with conditions of the hours is the one most liable.to get the job next Fall. El~anor
NEW YEAR'S INVENTORIES In every well managed, efficient business, at least once a year, a thorough going inventory is made. The results enable those responsible for results to know exactly where the business stands; its liabilities and assets, the departments or individuals which have not paid and those which show greatest profits. On the basis of these findings and of a further study into causes of such losses or gains certain departments, commodities, or individuals may be eliminated, wasteful methods abandoned or modified and profitable ones extended. For the past two months a faculty committee have been engaged in making such an inventory of students presenting themselves for upper-division teacher training. These students, presumably, have chosen teaching as a profession because they think they will succeed and be happy in it. This committee attempts to get together the facts about each individual which have a bearing upon his fitness for teaching. A careful survey of his record in college for two years, a medical examination, the rating of three teachers who have known the student best, scores made on all intelligence and personality tests taken, and an interview by each of the five members of the committee form the basis of a final estimate. It is hoped that this work will become increasingly beneficial to students and will result in the elimination of the unfit early enough for them to prepare for some other vocation without loss. Another result which should be the outcome of such individual studies is the discovery of certain personality traits, attitudes or habits which would seriously handicap a teacher, but which are distinctly modifiable by the student himself. Would not some such self-inventory by everyone at the beginning of each year be of tremendous value? We know that while native endowment places certain limitations upon every human being, the possibilities of development and modification are almost limitless. Personality make-up, a bundle of loosely organized habits, is definitely the result of all one's experiences, and by further experiences can be greatly modified. Probably such an inventory should be strictly personal and private. The fact that no one but himself would ever see it would increase the sincerity and hence the value of the study.
THE PHOENIX What should such an inventory include? First of all, probably as clear a statement as the individual can make of his goals. The most immediate ones can be rather easily stated: the completion of a certain course, securing a diploma credentials, and license ; the securing of a position, "making good," advancing, and so on. The more remote or ultimate goals are not so easily stated. The sort of person one ultimately wishes to become: stable, resourceful, successful, adjustable, happy, and so on. Next, one would attempt to tabulate his assets and liabilities in some way which enable him to strike a sort of balance, or to estimate the progress toward his goals. Perhaps each year the comparison with the inventory of the preceding years would be most significant. What would one include in his list of assets and liabilities? Heredity, family, social background, physical equipment and condition, mental aptitudes, scholastic attainments, friends, money, character traits, emotional stability, richness of emotional life; habits and attitudes of aggressiveness, dependableness, courtesy, punctuality, honesty, persistance, system, sense of proportion, sense of humor, and so on. If one should list in red those characteristics, habits or traits which should be modified in the interest of future success and happiness, then each year should see an honest check-up of progress. Is this all idealistic, impractical and impossible? The only way to answer is to try it. Certainly we have too much aimless drifting through life and too little intelligence applied to planning and directing our own lives. Probably one who wishes to make such a y arly inventory most valuable would enlist the help of friends and those especially trained in getting a much better measure of himself than he could possibly arrive at unaided. He might use some of the many rating scales or personality tests which have been devised by psychologists. The important thing, it seems, is that each person, at least once a year, should honestly face himself, all the facts he can get concerning himself, and face squarely his responsibility for making of his life something fine.
Gertrude S. Bell, Faculty A dviser, QQ.
MISS SHOCKLEY IS HONORED BY CLUB (From an Alva, Oklahoma newspaper of March 8, 1933)
Miss Minnie Shockley, dean of women at Northwestern, was voted the most civic-minded woman in Alva by the members of the Business and Professional Women's club at their meeting Monday evening, March 6. Seventy-five business and professional women were present. Each member balloted secretly for the most civic-minded woman in Alva. Miss Shockley received the most votes. Miss Shockley is a member of the Twentieth Century Club and Chapter C, P. E. 0. She is state chairman, Girls' Week State Federation of Women's Club and chairman of International Relations for the Third District of the State Federation of Women's Clubs.
CHICAGO! The National Chaplain, Miss Louise N. Stewart, will be living in Chicago this summer. She extends a cordial invitation to all Alpha Sigs to get in touch with her if they are in the city at any time. She can be reached in care of her father, C. 0. Stewart, Tygart Valley Glas~ Company, 1707 Burnham Building, 160 N. La Salle Street, Chicago. Telephone: Franklin 7887.
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HERMES The god of shepherds was known to the Greeks as Hermes and to the Romans as Mercury. We are probably more familiar with the Roman name in present day mythology than that of the Greeks. Those full pledged members of ASA however, are also quite familiar with the name, Hermes. To the Greeks, Hermes was the god of the herdsmen and was also a herald. He was the son of Zeus and 'Maia and was born in a cave on Mt. Cyllenne. When he was yet but half a day old he made a lyre from a tortoise shell, which later became the instrument of the shepherds. In the evening of that same day he went to the field where Apollo ke:pt his cattle and drove them away. In order that Apollo would not know which way the cattle went, he drove them backwards so that the footprints pointed homewards. On the way home he ate two of the cows and hid the remaining ones in the cave. Apollo went in search of his cattle but when he arrived on Mt. Olympus he found only a small baby in a cradle. Hermes finally admitted that he had done the deed and gave back the rest of the cattle and gave to Apollo the lyre which he had made, as compensation for the two cows which he ate. Hermes was also the patron of athletics and always wore the shepherds cap, and winged shoes. He invented the shepherd's pipe. He loved all young things and carried the messages of the gods about thus distributing knowledge. He was also the protector of travelers, and many monuments were erected in his honor along the waysides. He also watched over social intercourse and guided men to their last journey to Hades. He was the god of commerce, always having a full purse. Let us follow the example of Hermes and Aspire, Seek, and Attain!
BETTER COOPERATION Being an Alpha Sig this year has meant more to our girls than it ever has before. The responsibilities which have rested upon all of us have been many but the experience which each of us has gained is something that will be of benefit throughout all of our lives. With such a scarcity of money, and fewer girls, it has been hard to carry on the same activities and enter into social affairs as we have done before. We have done many things this year to raise money and even though some of them seemed quite inconvenient or hard we were more than rewarded when we found how much money we had made and began to count up and see just how far that moner would go. Ting-a-ling! went our alarm clocks on Saturday morning at five o'clock. In every room was a sigh from a sleepy headed active or pledge saying: "Gee, if I could only sleep this morning instead of going down to that Market and selling rummage!" However, by six o'clock every girl was dressed and ready to go to the Market. What could be more fun than selling our good sixteen ninety-five Easter dress for twenty-five cents or our Dad's old blue suit for fifty cents? Even though we would not consider wearing any of these there are many people who are tickled to death to get them. We are not only rewarded by the money, even though it does seem at times as though we will always be broke. Saturday afternoon of the same day we walk into the Chapter House and in every room are Bridge Tables with tallies and scores. In the kitchen the girls are scurrying around to see if there is anything they have forgotten at the last minute. When the party is over and the guests ask us when we are going to give another Benefit Bridge we immediately start making plans for another and appoint committees. On Wednesday morning of every week our pledges go running into the kitchen to get the candy for the Candy Sale, at the College Cafeteria. There is green sea foam, potato candy, fudge, and just all kinds of candy and people flock to our table to buy it. We have found that they would much rather buy
our own candy than some which is offered on display in the Cafeteria. These are only a few of the ways in which we have raised money this year but all of them have been successful. However, had there not been the cooperation between both pledge and actives I am sure our chapter would have missed many of the things this year which we have entered into in the previous years. Marie Sammons, PP.
FELLOWSHIP LOAN FUND Alpha Sigma Alpha maintains a Fellowship Loan Fund which has made twenty-one loans during the past three year totaling some $2,500. Girls from thirteen different chapter have participated in these loans; girls who without the help of the Fund would have to leave college with an incomplete education. What a loss! For with a completed education, these young women will go far. They are serious-minded and appreciate the privilege of going to college in these times. I want to urge every alumnce chapter and individual Alpha Sigma Alpha to give this fund the most thoughtful consideration. There are now more calls than there is money to answer them. Could we not raise money for so worthy a cause? No effort is too great and no sacrifice too hard to keep our younger sisters in college. A gift to the Fund is a gift to Alpha Sigma Alpha in perpetuity. It is never spent; it will come in and go out innumerable times, and its value to the present and future members and to the fraternity as a whole is incalculable. Polly Schlosser, Fellowship Loan Chairman.
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PRAISED BE THE DEPRESSION! The popular concept of a college student has been the traditional idea that he belongs to the happy carefree type. It is easy to understand that this was not always meant to be a compliment. If this concept were ever true, it has certainly passed out of existence now. The average student is beginning to realjze the difficult situations in the world today. Consequently he sees that preparedness is his only hope for existence in the future. Thus the school libraries are crowded at all hours of the day, and strenuous efforts are put forth to secure the best training possible. The student's face does not always hold a smile, but takes on a serious expression. Many are looking forward to graduation as a time, when, if extremely lucky, they will be able to bolster their family's spirit and resources. Many have given up extra curricular honors because they feel that the gain is not in proportion to the time expended. The whole attitude seems to have progressed from the pursuit of fun to a pursuit of knowledge. Old forms of entertainment have lost their spirit, for it is not as easy to indulge in wild forms of gayety. The result has been a return to the enjoyment of companionship and simple entertainment. The few friends mean more, and life's luxuries are truly appreciated. The results of the depression in this respect are far from being harmful. A realization of life's responsibilities improves the average student, inspiring him on to greater effort. It develops a thinking human being who is partially able to take a working place in society. Let youth offer praise to the depression which has straightened its backbone, cleared its senses, made it conscious of an intellectual responsibility, and alive. to social duty.
SONGS A. S. A., Alpha Sigma Alpha, dear to me; Gleaming in the heart of every girl with loyalty. When we think of you, so true All our long life through, And realize what you do for us, Because we are all A. S. A.'s. Words by Freda Winters, TT. Music-Songs of the Child World, No. 1; Riley and Gaynor; No. 59, page 78.
A. S. A., A. S. A., Loyal and true. Always our dream and the pride of our heart When we are lonely, the one thing we do Is think of our loyalty to A. S. A. true. Words by Freda Winters, TT. Music-Riley and Gaynor, No. I; No.
JUST PUNISHMENT I was born, as it were, with a bit of timidity flowing shyly through my veins. I have always thought it an asset, but last night it proved a liability. Before becoming a member of A. S. A. one must be a prep. Being a prep one encounters frequently the prep master and the rules and regulations. One of the latter in particular reads thus: "Thou shalt do promptly and well thy house-duties or thou shalt certainly reap the consequences.'' Punishment for a violation of the above is never frigid, but usually mild, and sometimes torrid. Now it so happens that the girls in this sorority have hit upon a plan by which they can dismiss from their minds all worry of books for a brief recess between classes. This recreation is to indulge in a good game of Bridge, at the house. Now it also happened that I reported at the house to do my assigned house duties at a time when a Bridge Game was at its height. The game was in session in the very spot where my duties were
THE PHOENIX to have been executed. At once my traditional timidity beckoned me to the role of "kibitser" instead of a housemaid. Far be it from me to interfere and thus cause much unhappiness. Before a second opportunity presented itself for me to prove my ability as being a model prep, of which I am certainly capable, the prep-meeting itself arrived. I received my punishment with great heat and gusto, but I have resolved to be braver in the future and do my house duties on record time. Orpha Houghton, PP.
IMPRESSION The blackbird flies north On the heels of April. Swift silhouette, Rhapsody in black! He swoops and settles In marshes By rivers. Across the cool distance Drifts his wild, fluty whistle. Spring song, Reed song, Blackbird's feather. Maybelle Schaefer, TT Alumna.
PHRATERES Beginning Wednesday, April 12th to Thursday night the 13th, the Phrateres women at U. C. L.A. of which many Alpha Sigs are members, will be in the throes of a convention. Phrateres is an organization consisting of both sorority and nonsorority women. It has been started on many campuses, that at U. C. L. A. being the Alpha chapter. The organization was started primarily as one for college women living in dormitories; but sub-chapters have been established also for those who live at home. Phrateres chapters have spread to many
THE PHOENIX western universities, and delegates are coming to discuss the various chapters. Bayonne Gray, our president, is also Vice-President of Alpha Chapter of Phrateres. She has charge of the social affairs of convention, and has planned many exciting things. A beach luncheon, a trip through the Huntington library1 which is our most famous museum of fine arts; a trip around to see the movie homes, and a trip through a movie studio, with a formal dinner culminating all the affairs. Most of us are working hard on this convention and it promises to be a great success. 路 Margaret Cuenod, 88.
SPRING Down along the river bank, Across the level green Those tiny little nature pranks May vividly be seen. They are holding a dance, The crowd is gayly dressed, They sway and lithely prance Among the trees so blessed. They have no care They have no fear; They call you dear And then they sneer. Those dainty little purple violets That grow along the bank, Send up their regrets . And keep on with their pranks. Erma King, PP.
UNCLE DAN "Oh, Mother, Mother," the children called, "Uncle Dan just called Daddy at the office and he'll be here for dinner. Goody-Goody." Mrs. Brown smiled. The children certainly had a right to be pleased-Ken's bachelor brother, Dan, was always a good scout and the stories he told amused the children for hours as nothing else could. After dinner the family went to the cozy living room and sat around the crackling fire. "Well, Dan," began Mr. Brown, "tell us of your year. Has it been pleasant and profitable? Tell anything and all you wish-the kiddies long to hear your stories you know." Dan pondered-a slow smile spread over his regular wellmoulded 'features. "This will interest you, Ken, or else you've changed a lot. When I was in Virginia on business I stayed at one of the prominent hotels for almost a week but couldn't stand the food any longer, so went to a boarding house that had been highly recommended to me. There I had a very comfortable and convenient room and best of all the food was excellent, perfect home-cooking, the kind you, you lucky boy, always get. "I had been there two weeks and not once during that time had I seen my boarding mistress. I asked some of the other roomers what she was like. All I could gather was that she was from Vermont-very well-liked-pretty-a good cook and her name-you can guess ? "Well I'll go on then. When I made my arrangements to stay I made them with a young girl acting as her secretary. I paid my bill regularly but always to her secretary. "Three days before I left I determined to see my boarding mistress. I spoke to the secretary about an interview. She calmly told me all complaints were filed with her. At the thought of complaints I laughed and told her I had none but wished to see the lady, as I knew she was from Vermont and had heard she was from my home town. A bald white lie, dear Ken, but my little scheme worked neatly. "The next day I was stopped on the way to my room and
THE PHOENIX told by one of the maids that the lady would see me in her private living room. I went down trying to picture what she would be like. Before I was hardly across the threshold a pleasant voice said, 'How do you do-Dan?' I started, the voice was so very familiar-looked up and there in front of me smiling through tears was-Betty." "Uncle Dan," piped up six-year-old Adelaide, "is that the Betty, Daddy would have ma-rried?" "Yes, my dear it is, and if this Betty hadn't disappeared so completely and suddenly some eight years ago, your mother would have been my wife." "Hm, you consider your trip successful?" asked Ken. "Time only can answer that question now old timer, but at least I did my best-I found her-for you."
Margaret Laughton, 88.
CRIME路 IN THE NEWS As far back in history as 50 A.D., reporters thrilled their readers with the story of the murder of Emperor Claudius by his unloving wife who fed him a bowl of poisoned mushrooms. The forerunner of the modern newspaper headlines were in the form of ballads which, set to tuneful music, described the sensational murders, executions, suicides, and scandals of the day in the time of Queen Elizabeth. The first English newspaper printed in 1623 had a rival in the Newgate Calendar which listed the "Malefactors' Bloody Register." "Modern Robin Hoods are wept over frequently, even as was Claude Duval, dashing highwayman who is said to have fluttered more than one feminine heart in the court of Charles II." An epitaph that is attributed to Duval's grave, reads: "Old Tyburn's glory, England's illustrious thief! Duval the ladies' joy: Duval the ladies' grief!"
Winona L. Prouty, 88.
DAWN AT CAMP The pond was a silver mirror. Over beyond the island, the sky flaunted a daring color scheme; dull burnt orange against the black silhouette of camps and trees and hills, brilliant jade green a little higher in the sky and, overhead, blue-gray dotted with silver gleams that had been stars. Down on a low bush at the water's edge, a red-winged blackbird was whistling and swinging up and down on the end of a long branch. At the beginning of each measure he emphasized the rhythm of his tune by fluttering his black wings and displaying his red and gold epaulettes. Very quietly I walked a few steps nearer. A splash and a widening trail of ripples along the shore told me that in spite of my care, the crackling of the underbrush had been heard and I was discovered. Two haughty Canadian geese stood on the edge of the pond while their six little ones came scrambling up the path, squawking in greedy glee over the unexpected blessing of an extra meal. They came in most undignified haste, their funny paddle feet stumbling on stones, like little, round, soft balls of fuzz. They poked around in the grass and gradually their voices grew critically insistent, while their elders, in their stand-offish manner, hissed and honked, trying to warn them to beware of me. A trip back to camp provided me with two generous slices of bread for the needy members of this breadline. They gulped down the pieces with dangerous rapidity and appalling lack of manners. Their argument over the last bit was settled only when each had succeeded in eating every crumb found between the rocks. They picked up tiny stones that looked like bread, and then, frustrated, threw them down disgustedly. At last, with a final honk from their elders, they waddled off in the heavy silence of injured feelings. With a splash, one by one they followed in line between the goose and gander, making a straight line for the opposite shore where they knew another meal would be awaiting them. Everything was very quiet. The blackbird was gone, the geese were gone, and even the first brilliance of the sunrise was gone. The water was everywhere a pale silvery blue. The sky
THE PHOENIX had faded into delicate streaks of pink and the clear sparkling water reflected, like a mirror, the outline of the trees along the shore. But although the early vividness was gone; there was still the warm, sweet air, and as I stood there, I heard the brids singing in the trees, as if all the world's joy were theirs. Satisfied, and contented, I walked up the path thinking of Brownings's "Spring""God's in his heaven All's rig~t with the world." Dorothy M. Herne, E>E>.
LOVE Many ask, "What is love?" Do we remember that it may be: -A blade of grass, thrusting its spear point from monotonous, dully, winter earth? -A lily, unfolding its beauty and fragrance to the world? -The rain, coaxing spring freshness and ardor? -The sun, warming earth's fruitfulness and the hearts of men? -Night, with its quiet repose and sleep and renewed life? -The earth, supplying man's needs? -The universe, following its orderly routine? -Fellowship with God and man, making life full, rich, and creative? K. Meiser, Ar.
THE TEACHER'S TASK The teacher May mold and remold And leave to e~ernity Monuments of her task. Fortunate the child Who can say, "I want to be like her." K. Meiser, Ar.
FRIENDSHIP Why waste fleet time and snatch at leaves That gather and fly away? The merest breeze will entice them to play, But the leaf, left behind, is the pay! K. F. Meiser, Ar. May I quote from the March lntercollegian this msptrational tidbit?
GIVE ME WIDE WALLS Give me wide walls to build my house of Life ... The North shall be of Love, against the winds of fate; The South of Tolerance, that I may outreach hate ; The East of Faith, that rises clear and new each day, The West of Hope, that e'en dies a glorious way. The threshold 'neath my feet shall be Humility ; The roof-the very sky itself-Infinity. Give me wide walls to build my house of Life. -Anonymous.
BEAUTY AND THE BILLBOARD Although I admire the efficiency of the man who first thought of billboards, I don't admire his brain child. In fact~ if I could live without ever seeing a billboard again, I'd have a very much nicer appreciation of beauty. I may be unusual but my idea of art does not include the products of the Advertising Age. I still prefer to look at the lines and shadings of ' the work of a real artist, who works because he wants to, rather than to look at the hastily thrown together pictures of the commercial artist, who works for a salary. Indeed, my aversion to these latter pictures is so great that it is rapidly becoming a torture for me to drive in the country, which has come to be nothing more than a dumping ground for billboards. I used to like to drive along the highways, because there were such pretty scenes to watch. In spring I saw Nature just beginning to waken, one of the most inspiring sights in all the world. The fresh, green pastures made a pretty background for the herds of brown and white cattle and the flocks of white sheep and lambs that wandered over the-m. Blue, white, and yellow violets colored the banks of sparkling brooks, while masses of tiny blue forget-me-nots hugged the water's edge. In contrast to these scenes, when I drive along the highway now, I see an almost continuous line of ugly, painted billboards. These effectively shut off my view of the things which I long to see, and instead of supplying a good substitute for these beauties, greet my eyes with atrocious color combinations, silly pictures and sillier slogans. Instead of a real cow chewing her cud, I see a glaring imitation of one, chewing a standard brand of tobacco. Impossibly benign old gentlemen are beamingly sipping coffee on one board, while on the next someone murders the English language with "Who -- - Me?" Beautifully gowned, sophisticated women and handsome Beau Brummels argue endlessly about the merits of different cigarets. Women are tempted with vivid pictures of beautiful girls to "keep their schoolgirl complexions." I am advised to use one thing on one board, and cautioned not to use the same thing on the next until my mind is a confusion of disconnected and mean-
ingless phrases. At the end of my drive, I have read each slogan and have seen each illustration a hundred times or more, but I have only seen a few glimpses of the beautiful country beyond the billboards. In many ways, life is like my afternoon's drive. We humans start hopefully enough along life's way, eager to know the true beauty of friendships and personalities. We know there are such things as sincere friendships and interesting personalities; yet we may go a long way in life without coming into contact with them. Instead we find, just as we see ugly billboards along a highway, mean friendships, formed for personal gain, that need "fair weather" to survive, just as billboards look better in fair weather; 路 and we find people who seem to have interesting personalities, but with the wear and tear of everyday life, the interesting veneer comes off like the paint from the billboards, leaving unsightly reminders of former glory. Once in a while we find a sincere friendship or a real personality that makes us want to see more like it, just as the few glimpses we see of the country between billboards make us want to see the rest of the beautiful scenery behind them. However, it is these occasional glimpses into ideal situations that make us strive during our mad course down life's way, to see them at the end of life, without any obstacles.
Nancy, Simpkinson, AA.
LOYALTY Loyalty! That abstract noun that means so much it is almost .beyond understanding. Loyalty to our school, our church, our sorority, our friends and companions .. As Alpha Sigs let us be loyal to our group. A sorority always has a place for loyal girls who stand by their friends. Loyal friends a1路e one of the greatest gifts we receive from college. We have heard all of our lives that the way to have true friends is to be one. This is just as true now as when we first heard it. Let us remember this and as loyal Alpha Sigs we will retain throughout our lives those loyal friends whom we now cherish. Lela Pitts, TT Pledge.
ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA GREETING Live on, 0 Alpha Sigma Alpha路 Beyond the western seas, A mighty kindred nation not thine own Views with delight the halo' round thy throne. Live on, A. S. A., live ever on; the centuries Like ships will come across a shoreless main, Laden with benediction on thy reign. Bertha W ashichek, TT Pledge.
A WORD TO ALUMNAE Why is it so hard to keep contact between alumna: and the actives? We write letters to them, they are busy, they neglect answering, and from time to time and year to year we hear nothing from them and finally lose contact altogether. Why can't alumnae feel their loyalty to their sorority and feel how important their cooperation is to the college chapter? It is no doubt much more convenient for one alumna to inform the active chapter where she is and what she is doing than for the active chapter to try in vain to write letter after letter to their many alumna:. I hope many alumna: will read this and feel just a little guilty and try to do much better in helping her chapter from now on. Freda Winters, TT.
ALPHA SIG CHAPTERS IN KANSAS What about cooperation between Alpha Sig chapters in the same state? What would be nicer than all the Alpha Sigs in one state becoming acquainted? There are three chapters in Kansas: Tau Tau, at Hays; Eta Eta, at Pittsburg; and Epsilon Epsilon, at Emporia. Here we live within a few hundred miles of each other and never have any contact whatever. Wouldn't it be nice if one girl from each chapter could correspond in some way with an Alpha Sig from each of the
other chapters? Perhaps we have a lot of things in common, no doubt we could exchange ideas and everyone knows she must acquire new ideas if she is to keep up her interest in anything. What about a state meeting once during the school term? For my part I hadn't realized how wonderful our sorority was until I went to convention. I didn't even think there were so many wonderful girls who were Alpha Sigs and so many interesting alumnce who were so interested in their college chapters.-Just to think that so many girls have the same ideals and aims to follow. Perhaps many other girls have thought of this same thing but never have put their thoughts into so many words. I only hope others will agree with me and want to improve their chapter by trying to bring about some force between other chapters close to them and in the end have a greater national sorority than ever before.
Freda Winters, TT.
EVERY ALPHA SIG (Tune: Chorus of "Washington and Lee Swing" )
Oh Every Alpha Sig is quite discreet She looks a hundred per from head to feet She's got that smile, that style, that winning way No matter where you go, you recognize her, and you say: Now, there's a girl I'd like to know She's got that good old (school name) pep and go, Just to look at her is quite a treat, hard to beat, An Alpha girl. Freda Winters, TT.
ALPHA GIRLS (Tune: "Solomon Levi," Golden Book, page
The Alpha girls, they love to live, but when they come to die, You never hear them moan or groan, You never hear them sigh, They climb right up the golden stair You bet your life, they do. St. Peter's there to welcome them, For he's an Alpha too. Now if you fail to follow in the straight and narrow path, And flunk your course in morals Like you used to flunk in math You needn't fear the consequence Nor yet the funeral knell For we've an alumna: chapter Right in the midst of: Who am I, Sir? An Alpha girl, am I. For I'm an Alpha Sig Alpha And will be till I die. ote: Repeat the first four scores page 122 and omit the last two. The music to the last four lines is as follows:
A CITY AT NIGHT As I climbed the hill I felt sorry for Old Man WiQter. Slowly he was losing his battle for in another short month he would have to turn his kingdom over to that young girl called Spring and let her rule for a while. He was moaning and sighing out his anguish with the winds who with their sharp breaths had willingly agreed to aid this aged ruler. In spite of his anguish Winter was yet showing that he was a "good sport" for the night was clear and the bright stars peered down upon the earth. Finally I reached the top of the hill. It was flat and broad. I walked cautiously to the other side where it suddenly dropped down into nothingness. I gasped and stood motionless as I looked directly below me for there lay a city, the city of m: dreams, a fairy land come to life. Out of the inky darkness the tower of a skyscraper, illuminated by white lights, rose up. It appeared all silvery and white; more like a dream palace than a building. Farther below merry little lights blinked; some moved and others remained still. On glancing closer I found that I could distinguish the still lights as those of the boulevards and the moving ones as those of automobiles. These latter made me think of lightning bugs as they flitter here and there on warm summer evenmgs. As I grew more accustomed to the darkness, I began to discover more about my city. There in the distance that dark blotch against the sky was a tall building. Peering closer I discovered other buildings rising as dark giants from the earth below. Then the city came to life. Its noise and rumble became audible to me. My pulses began to throb with excitement. A long time I stood there looking at the city. Suddenly I realized that I was shivering so with one lingering backward glance I retraced my way down the hill leaving the city to Old Man Winter. He, jealous of his domain, had conquered. He had forced me to leave. June H arpster, AA.
OUT ON THE HILLTOP Charlie enters the room only a few feet behind George. George sits down. Charles sits down beside him. George crosses his feet. Charlie crosses his feet. "How are you, Charlie?" asks the doctor. "How are you, Charlie?" Charlie replies, all the while keeping an eye on George, who seems to be shifting his position. Charlie quickly shifts likewise. And so he continues, day in and day out, echoing, imitating. Years ago, another man served as a model for motions, but sometime after his death, George appeared to be a satisfactory substitute and Charlie has followed him ever since. Mrs. Spencer will tell you of her proposed trip to California. She would have been there by now if she had not been unjustly kept from starting. Indeed, she has had many trials. Her daughter had both legs and her head cut off. Nevertheless, although the loss of her head "worried her considerable," "the Lord God" made her artificial legs and she is still able to visit her mother. In contrast to the quarrelsome Mrs. Spencer is Mr. Delaney. He is elated most of the time. In answer to your questions he replies, with a rueful shake of the head, "Well, now, I just don't remember." He has been at the institution over two years, yet he thinks he stayed at his own horne last night. Only a few lines of a German poem remain from the experiences of his eighty-seven years. Alvey looks like a high school football player. He has been here for over four years, corning at the age of twenty-one. Alvey claims there is nothing wrong with his mind nor that of anyone else's here. Before he came here he tried to commit suicide. Now he shows little response or emotion. He leads practically a vegetative existence. Jake is very happy. Perhaps he should be for he tells us that his taxicab lines net him seventeen thousand dollars a day. Another jovial soul is found in Mr. Krisbaurn who came in the other day wearing a huge paper rose in his lapel. He first carne to the institution in 1884 and has been in and out several times. Once he had to come back because he delighted in
getting up at night and praying and singing on the public highway. Mr. Krisbaum's mother and daughter have also been in this institution. Robert is tall and handsome but shows no animation unless he receives a shot of sodium amatol. Then, for a short time, he will rouse from his lethargy to smoke and joke. Some ten years ago, Robert became hyper-religious and very suspicious of his mother's food. Moreover, he wanted his legs cut off and once went to a dentist asking to have his teeth pulled. Sara, an attractive mulatto, was thirty-fours years old when she came over two decades ago. She says she has been here for years and that she is the queen ruler. She also claims that when she was only one day old, she was taken to France as the ruler and that since then she has become the ruler of all foreign countries. First, she "wedded" a doctor and took him to France. Later, she "wedded President Blaine." She has been in Heaven, too, but the cities on earth needed her for she built airplanes and buildings. Although she is "the most intelligent child on earth," the nurses steal from her and poison her food. In fact, Sara would prefer not to stay here; she has built many homes and could find one almost anywhere. Nothing pleases Mrs. McLaren more than an interested audience. She loves to talk about her inventions. When she was eighteen, she invented the balloon. Later, she made the bicycle and rubber tire, but since she was unable to get the former uphill, she invented the motorcycle. The street car and automobile are also due to her because she felt sorry for the .Chinese. Mrs. McLaren will relate, too, that she lived in the Holy Land and was a Nazarene, a Hittite, and all the rest and that her uncle was Ross (she made the first flag), her grandfather, Cornwallis, and her father, king of Scotland and Wales. In spite of the fact that, if given her liberty, she would probably go no farther than the gate, she ardently desires her freedom and thinks that if she talks to enough people, some day there will be a popular demand for her release. There are many many others "out on the hilltop"-Margaret, who sometimes is able to resist three attendants; Jim, who never recovered from sleeping sickness, Susan, whose arms are folded to keep them from shaking so much; the huge
THE PHOENIX Negress who swears at all who pass by; the little old lady who mutters to herself as she pulls the hair from her head-old people, young people, middle-aged people, the insane for whom modern social understanding has provided this hospital home on the hill. . Louise N. Stewart, National Chaplain.
THE ANIMAL KINGDOM Betty Schlice, KK 'Twas a bright shining day in the year '33 When young Mister Adam twenty-one, white and free Sat and pondered on problems perplexing and prim With a serious mein and I'm sure ne'er a grin.
Adam His face seemed to say-yet it was very comely"I'm a thoughtful young chap and you're not to annoy me Yes, I shun all the glittering, frivolous things 0, they're not in my class though they're fit for the kings."
Eve A pretty young miss who just wouldn't be peeved enters Who was blessed with the sweet sounding nickname of Eve Came upon our young friend of the serious ways And decided to teach him the best of her plays. Eve "Now there isn't a use in the habit of thinking It just puts a gray hair on the head in a twinkling Just suppose banks go up and the wages go down Now is that any reason to wear such a frown? Eve "I'll show you a few little tricks of the trade And I'll bet in a twinkling that I'll have you made. You'll forget in a hurry you're problems perplexing You'll consider them rather a muddle mo t vexing.
THE PHOENIX Eve "I've a pet cabaret and it's called 'The Green Serpent.' It's the best in the town and the dancer's I've sent To the Garden of Eden to win you away, So on! Nature's Quartet, win young Adam today." Quartet dances Adam "Well, now that was a snappy exhibit of stepping, There is something I've seen in this new fad of pepping Perhaps-, no, I'll not be so soon led astray You and all your cute dancers -please take them away." Eve "Oh, dear, who ever saw a mere man so resisting (aside) I just won't give him up-that would be too degrading Oh but where shall I find a good means of temptation? -Music sooths the savage breast, that is his next ration." Trio sings following:
"Fit as a Fiddle" "How Deep is the Ocean" "Night and Day" I
Adam "Oh that soothing, lilting music makes me really want to be With a dreamy dusky beauty on some gently gliding sea But-oh dear, where would my problems and my serious view of life Fit into a pattern with a dusky beauty of a wife? Adam "No, I'll not be led to folly though I'm sorely tempted to (aside) By your nifty little tappers and your singers of the blues Though I'm swaying on the edge of your frivolous kind of life Still I'll not fall in though it gets me a wife."
THE PHOENIX Eve "Oh, what shall I do to get Adam completely (aside) He's too handsome to lose and the time's gone o sweetly It just cannot be wasted-one trick more is needed But what-Oh, I know-that smooth snake that I heeded. Eve "A serpent to help me win Adam away From his serious life to a life full of play He's right on the edge and a mere shake or two Will give him to meI'll do something for you!" Snake dances
Adam sings "why can't this Night go on Forever" Adam walks off singing "I guess I'll Have to Change My Plans"
TO HIM Deep down Somewhere I heard A sound. A sob I guess. Not gay? SadYou say? A bitI loved You, dear, Honest. Kathleen Iliff, HH.
DELERIUM TREMENS? Once I read a story about a desert explorer who woke to find evil red eyes of cobras surrounding him in the darkness. Reaching for a vial of fumes used to kill specimens, he threw it into the staring circle; then he was overcome himself. When he revived the cobras were gone, but the uncanny memory of them refused to disappear so easily. Since then, I have often dreamed of finding myself in a like predicament. I can truthfully say that I am really afraid of only snakes and spiders. If I saw a lion coming toward me, I might persuade myself that he was only an escaped performer of a nearby circus, but a snake can at no time give a good excuse for its existence. In camp I rose to find one morning that a huge spider had shared my bed with me; and although that was distasteful enough, I still had my snake experience to look forward to. Yesterday it seemed that elusive spring had really come to stay, and the breeze beckoned to everyone within college walls to walk across the open fields. I followed the call, never feeling more carefree. Suddenly I saw before me on the ground the largest snake I have ever seen. Emitting a low, shuddering scream, I jumped back as quickly as I could, nearly setting my foot on another one. Terrorized, I looked madly to the left for a place to step, and there was another all neatly coiled up. The right was now the only way out-but there was another! Never have I known such a feeling of utter despair. For those few seconds, standing there staring at the ground in paralized agony, I realized what it means to be horror-stricken. Later that evening I wondered if I would still be standing there, transfigured into a person of stony terror, if my companion had not jerked me away. Now that I think of it, there are no poisonous snakes near here, and my reptile friends might have been much larger. They looked a little sleepy too; they must ];lave been sunning themselves after their long winter's nap. They probably wondered at the distressed aspect of the strange human who so rudely blundered in on their family gathering. L. P., AA.
GONE Lazy, Hazy Weather brings me Dreams of hidden Never could be Things forbidden. Sunny, Funny You I need as Scary weather Creeps about me, You with leather Face alight, free. Coming H.unning, You say. Hear? Yes. Deep in wind I Hear you. Numbness Seeps here_but why? Kathleen Iliff, HH.
THE BRAGGART Up and down he walked Like a bantam rooster. Loud and high he talked Like an honest booster. Kathleen Iliff, HH.
REALLY Summer comes. Summer goes. Fall is here Winter coldSpring again. Yes, I'm sane. Kathleen llt'ff, HH.
MY CAT Before the fire he sits With grace untold, and with Devilish yellow slits He glares into the mist Of red and golden flame. He yawns, opens his claws, And thinks of alley flame That makes the alley's laws. He's king except-Oh well, Why speak of it ?-A dog. You know, can cause some hell A cat prefers a frog. Of course he heard last night The words you said at one. You were a funny sight And gave him lots of fun. He's taken your best chair, And flattered you so well That you don't_even care. It must be very swell To be a cat And act like that. Kathleen Iliff, HH.
RETRIBUTION The sky above is dark and gray, My heart is like that too. Cold as steel, heavy as lead And he said he'd be true. He still looks down on little me, His mouth curls in a sneerThat little wretch, what I'd show her If she were only here. Esther Pease, HH.
ON GETTING UP IN THE MORNING I was still sleeping soundly when the alarm on my clock went off. Five o'clock already! It seemed but a moment since I'd dropped asleep. Although it was summer, the air was tingly cold. Shivering slightly, I got up, felt around for the clothes I had laid out the night before, hurriedly put them on, washed my face, and tied a little ribbon on my hair. Then, I picked up my tennis racket at the top of the stairs, and, putting it under my arm, stepped down cautiously from step to step wishing the stairs wouldn't creak so. After a hasty bite, I started for the park, where I had an important engagement to play tennis. Nothing else would have forced me up quite so early. It was still quite dark. I couldn't understand why, for it seemed to me that it ought to start getting light at 5 :30. The streets were entirely deserted, and it took all the courage I had to force my steps onward. Worse still, when I went past some of the houses, dogs would bark-fiercely, it seemed; I've always been idiotically afraid of dogs. I began to wish that I'd worn a jacket, because my skin was all pimply-mostly from the cold. For some reason, the streets seemed weirdly unfamiliar. I thought I would never reach my destination. Even the houses were staring out at me rather deadly. Finally reaching the house of the girl-friend with whom I was to play tennis, I ran upon the porch, threw myself on the swing, stacked some pillows that were there on me, and waited quakingly for my friend to appear. It seemed a long wait. Losing patience finally, I went to the door and knocked until I succeeded in rousing some one. My friend came to the door in her night gown. "My goodness! Dorothy Ann, but you're early! It's only 4 :30." My alarm had gone off an hour ahead of time.
Dorothy Ann Crews, HH.
MY FIRST SKATING EXPERIENCE As I ascended the rough wooden stairs with my girl friends to the huge square room where the skaters were I could hear the roar and rumble and once or twice a sharp staccato note when some unfortunate one took a tumble. Little tingly shivers ran up and down my spine. Rather timidly I went to the booth on the north side of the room, which seemed more enormous than I had even supposed, and procured some skates. After trying on several pairs, I found one finally that fitted me, but I was afraid to venture out on the floor where veteran skaters were whizzing by at a speed that made me dizzy and cutting capers alarmingly. For five minutes I clung to the long railing that ran entirely-across the west wall before I gathered courage to take the plunge into that sea of humanity. From a little machine in the câ‚Źnter of the room, such as you might see and hear on an old merry-go-round, came a merry little jingle that could oddly be heard above the noise made by the skaters. It lured me, as did the high excited voices of my friends, and so I began. It was not so difficult as I had expected on that smooth wooden floor, but my legs felt stiff and strange at first. The pace went faster and faster-round and round. Even though windows spaced at intervals in the sides of the room supplied us with cool invigorating air, we grew hot and breathless. I became more expert in an incredibly short time. My first evening was ended with as much enthusiasm as the others seemed to have. ' Later visits did not diminish this enthusiasm, but as worldly cares increased these visits, of necessity, decreased. Oftentimes there were mishaps such as when some too-daring skaters almost crashed out of a window. I never realized my ambition to skate backwards, but I did learn to skate with a partner without tripping him or her except on rare occasions. I shall always remember the old skating-rink as the setting of some of my best times. Dorothy Ann Crews, HH.
TO THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER Little girls and boys. Funny toys. Noise. Pulling teacher's skirt. Fingers hurt. Dirt. Different every day. Games to play. Gay. Hop and skip and run. Day's work done. Fun.
Ethel Schutt, II II.
PLEDGE MOTHERS Pledge mothers can really be quite wonderful. Sometimes I think they mean much more to the pledge than they themselves ever realize. They serve as a maternal guidance power. Between the pledge and the pledge mother there is a feeling which resembles that of mother and daughter. Just as the mother knows and guides her daughter, so the pledge mother learns her pledge and guides her in her sorority environment. She is the one who starts the pledge in her sorority life she is the one who encourages rightful actions, makes wholesome suggestions and is ever ready to lend a helping hand whereever needed. She is the connecting link between the pledge and her sorority. Because of the part she renders in the training of a pledge the pledge considers her elf obligated not only to her sorority but to her own personal pledge mother. These pledge mothers have experienced many happy years of direct association and contact with their sisters, they know the value
of sorority life, they have obtained a high position in their sorority, and they have become acquainted with life socially, mentally, and spiritually. With such a background they can~ not help but be successful captains. The Phi Phi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Maryville. Missouri, has produced lovely pledge mothers. They are of such a type that every pledge is proud of her pledge mother, loves her companionship, and enthusiastic attitude. Suppose we drink a toast to them and theirs. Mary Elizabeth Scearce, <I><I>.
GREETINGS FELLOW HOME-MAKERS! I suppose you all have a favorite recipe the same as I have, so I am taking you into my most confidential secret and am going to tell you mine. Here goes! ' Chocolate Fudge Cake 2 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour. I teaspoon soda. Yz cup butter or other shortening. IY4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed. 2 eggs, unbeaten. 6 squares Baker's Chocolate, melted. I Y4 cups sweet milk. I teaspoon vanilla. Method : Sift flour once, measure, add soda, and sift t~ gether three times. Cream butter thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Add chocolate and beat well. Add flour alternately with milk, a small amount at a time. Beat after each addition until smooth. Add vanilla. Bake in two greased w~inch pans or in three 9~inch layer pans in a moderate oven (325 째 F) for 30 minutes. Spread boiled frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. I hope you like it! Just try it and find out. Ruth F. Evans, AT.
RECIPES All the Omega Omega girls think that the cake produced by this recipe is the best ever. Won't you try it? Date Cake
3 eggs I teaspoon vanilla I cup sugar Ya teaspoon salt I cup chopped nuts I cup flour I cup chopped dates I teaspoon baking powder Beat the eggs very well. Add the sugar and then add all the rest of the ingredients. Put the mixture into a shallow, well-greased pan. Bake 25 minutes. Cut into bars, and then roll them in powdered sugar. Ethel Gildberg, 00. These cookie recipes are just marvelous too! should try them, too.
Brown-Sugar Cookies 2
% cups sour milk
cups brown sugar cup butter eggs
I teaspoon soda 4 cups flour I Yz cups peanuts. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs well-beaten. Mix in sour milk and soda alternately with 2 cups of Hour. Add remaining flour and peanuts. I
cup butter. cups sugar 3 eggs I
Yz cup sour milk
teaspoon soda Flour enough to make a stiff dough. Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, sour milk, soda, and Hour. Roll out to about Y4 -inch thickness. Sprinkle with sugar. Cook in hot oven for about I2 minutes. Mary Couvrette, 00. 2
Note- These last two recipe Couvrettee.-E. H . C.
aro both contributed by Mary
Alpha Sig officers of Tau Tau, L. to R.: Shirley Bird Pre路sident Stella Hupfer Vice-President Elizabeth Eppstein Secretary Eleanor Winters Treasurer
Tau T a u Girls on Fort Hay s Campus, Left to Right are: Virginia Dague Ma rj o rie
Harkness Ethel Mill er Alta Miller Kathryn Parsons Beth Harkn ess Eleanor Winters Dorothy !\iorrison Esther Fisher E lizabeth Epp st e in Lue ll a Mollenkamp Shi rley Baird
Some Alumnae and two Actives. L. to R.: Eleanor Winters Virginia Sailors Carter Priscilla Wilson Dorothy Morrison Freda Winters Dorothy King Steeples Eli zabeth Young and Geraldine Reineke Clow , T a u Tau .
A RUSHEE'S DIARY Monday What do you know, Diary dear, the girl I've been telling you about, the one with the friendly smile and audacious chin that sits across from me in English has invited me to stay all night with her this very eve. Did I tell you she was an Alpha Sig? Yes, indeed! Be good, Diary, and don't let anyone peep at you, and I'll tell you all about it tomorrow. Tuesday Oh Diary dear. I'm shivering yet. I had a most wonderfully thrilling time. But I'd better begin at the beginning. I took my pajamas in hand and went over to Residence Hall. Mrs. Kitt, one of the newly wed Alpha Sigs (someone told me she dropped her baggage and a love missive out the window and then they eloped-as every bit as romantic as Romeo and Juliet isn't it?) met me at the door. Really she's as lovable as a kitten. I'll} sure all the Alpha Sigs will make wonderful wives, 'cause Diary, you never did taste such good things to eat as we had. Mary Powell (the one whose red curly hair I so sinfully covet) had specialized on some doughnuts which we dunked in some perfectly delicious hot marshmallow chocolate that Virginia had made. , Along with the popcorn, and dill pickles and candy, etc., what man could ask for more (if he were still alive) ? But what I wanted to tell you about were the ghost and murder stories which we .horrified each other with far into the night. Really they were better than my old pals, Holmsey and Watson can produce; that is the screams were extremely realistic. Yes, the atmosphere became so intense that Dorothy Whitmore and some of the other girls actually left the room to recuperate. Well, Diary, I fully expected to find myself murdered the next morning when I awoke, but I wasn't murdered and Juanita Marsh had not walked in her sleep. So, you see, everything turned out wonderful, especially since we made our eight o'clock prom pto. Very commendable, don't you think, Diary?
Sorry to neglect you today Diary, but I'm getting ready to go to the Alpha Sig rush party. Old Inquisitiveness, you'd like to hear about it tomorrow, n'est-ce pas? Well, perhaps. Thursday
I just couldn't keep from telling you all about last nite, Diary, even if I wanted to. I had just that grand a time. You see, it was a sw_eetheart party. The invitations were written on little hearts, and the rooms were decorated with cupids, hearts, and red carnations. (And you should have seen some of those dear little Cupids. Grace Helen, the Alpha Sig's artist, and "Spec" just could not agree on how fat they should be.) We danced all evening, and you know how I love to dance. Everyone on my program was a good dancer, and why not when the Phi Phi chapter boasts two dancing instructors and several gym majors? During intermission, out jumped three of the sweetest looking little Cupids imaginable and danced as daintily as fairies. You ought to have seen the big red heart-shaped lollypops that each of us had. They certainly would have been an extension of the one-day variety if we had cared to have eaten on them that long. And do you know what I got as a favor? Well, t'was a gold candlestick holder with a red candle and hearts and Cupids all over it. I liked it so much. After we had our refreshments, we lighted our candles and the Alpha Sigs formed a circle around the rushees and sang "Alpha Sigma-We Love You." It was beautiful Diary, just the spirit of it. That's what I liked about the whole party. "I'm in love, so in love" with the Alpha Sigs. Diary dear, would you be jealous of a new sweetheart?
GIRLS WHO ARE NOTED FOR Appearance Loyalty Poise Health Attitude Grace Aptitude Manner Management Alertness are members of Alpha Sigma Alpha Ruth Heckman, Af.
LOVE The word "love" is one of the most abused words in our language. A Chinese girl in an American college once exclaimed in bewilderment, "It is so hard to know what you mean when you say 'love.' You say you love fudge, you love basketball, you love poetry, and you love your mother. Surely you do not mean just the same thing every time you use the word love." How truthfully this girl spoke! The world goes so fast that we oftentimes do not stop to see the real worth of things or people that we "love." We must set up for ourselves a standard of value for love. Can we ever really love people or things without seeing value in them? Virginia Utz, ~~-
EDUCATION VS. DEPRESSION Buffalo State Teachers has something new in the field of education .... an "Emergency College"! What in the world is that? you will ask. In reality it is a programme of classes at our college from 4 to 8 p. m. every day. Students who have graduated from high school and who are unable to find work or can not afford to go to college may attend this extra session without paying any tuition. The professors and teachers for these classes are qualified college instructors who have not been able to secure positions. We have named this school, "Depression College" but it is by no means depressing, especially to the girls. Just think, ninety percent of the enrollment consists of men, while in our own regular college there are about three girls to every man! The fellows say they dislike this fact but if the truth were known, I think they enjoy having the additional men around. These new men are quite exceptional, at least in good looks. To let you in on a secret, one of our Pi Pi girls actually chased one down the hall just to get a look at a "man"! But alas, they come at four and we usually leave at that time so what chance has a poor girl? Maybe (after thinking it over) our own classmates are best after all. To be serious, we are glad these students have this opportunity of gaining some valuable knowledge and earning college credit which may be transferred. Also we are glad some of those jobless teachers can again stand before their dearly beloved ( ?) classes. (We too may need a job soon.) Alice Gregor, II II.
PLEDGES AND PLEDGE MOTHERS Pledges and their sorority mothers do not have enough contact as far as cooperation is concerned. At least that is the way I have found it in our chapter. I wonder what we could do to help this situation. There are probably many things we could do, if we could discover them at the beginning of the girl's pledge life and take our interests seriously. I think this responsibility should be mostly on the pledge as she should feel her inferiority to the active. But on the other hand the pledge mother should not be slack in her responsibility to her daughter. This responsibility should not be thought of as a duty, but rather as something pleasant for both pledge and active, because with only a little effort on either's part they will be very good friends in no time. In other words, the pledge will be "giving full measure," if each pledge could make it a point to do just one nice thing a week for her sorority mother, and vice versa the mother try to be with her daughter for a short time each week. In no time at all we would be able to notice a big difference in the cooperation between pledge and active. After all cooperation is certainly the main point in keeping together the pledge chapter and the active chapter, and in turn making the whole chapter a vital force in the college and in the national sorority. Freda Winters, TT Pledge Mistress.
ADIEU Oft the resonances of rhymes Future hearts and distant times May impress; Shall humanity to me, Like my Alpha Sigma Alpha, Be echoless ? Bertha W ashichek, TT Pledge.
STELLA HUPFER Tau Tau V ice-President
Tau Tau Roommates: Stella Hupfer and V irginia Dague, Presiden t of the Pledges
BUFFALO ALUMNAE BROADCAST This is our regular broadcasting period. We hope you're listen in'! It gave a pang to the hearts of the alumn~ of Pi Pi Chapter as well as to the college girls, when we learned that Miss Elizabeth Bird Small, because of the demands upon her health and strength, was forced to give up the advisorship of the active chapter. In recognition of her years of service to Pi Pi Chapter, the Buffalo Alumn~ group of Alpha Sigma Alpha gave a luncheon on March 4th at the Town Club in honor of Miss Small. On behalf of the alumn~ members, Mary S. Lennie presented Miss Small with a fitted traveling case, and in a beautiful tribute commented that the gift could express in only a very small way what every Alpha Sigma girl feels toward Miss Small who has given untiringly of her time and talents to promote the interests of Pi Pi Chapter, and to aid individuals in whatever way she could. Thirty-five Alpha Sigs took advantage of a beautiful spring Saturday, April 8th, to drive their cars, old and new, on the rounds for a progressive luncheon. The meeting place was at the apartment of Frances Holbrook where were served fresh strawberries with tiny cups of sugar. As soon as the earliest arrivals and the fastest eaters finished, they reloaded their cars and set off for Louise Abram's home to eat the main course consisting of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, rolls, and relishes. A molded jello salad was served at the apartment of our president, Doris Fisher. Dessert, a delicious butterscotch pudding and assorted cakes, was found at Melvina Holgman's, the home of our treasurer. Finally everyone parked cars and wraps at the home of Helen Weis who is one of our faithful former Alumn~ Chapter presidents. There we leisurely enjoyed coffee before the regular business meeting. We recommend this type of meeting, from past and present experience, as a successful attraction. Evidently we all enjoy sightseeing and visiting! News has been received that Mr. and Mrs. John P. Bethel of Springfield, Massachusetts, are the parents of a son born March 6 1933. We are proud to admit "Bunny's" son to the
ranks of our Alpha Sigma Alpha babies. "Bunny" (Eleanor Hickey Bethel) graduated from Buffalo S. T. C. in '30. Preparations are under way for a news letter to be issued in June to the alumna: containing up-to-date news of members and sorority activities. We hope that this will prove an effective means of keeping local and non-resident members in closer contact with路 each other. Your announcer, now signing off, is
Ruth B. Molyneux.
DO COLLEGE MEN MAKE GOOD HUSBANDS? "Ach-so it's you Mrs. Wimple-come in, come in. It's so upsot I am, I don't know where to turn next-and to think me own daughter-her whom I've brought up so carefulach it's too terrible Mrs. Wimple. "What has m~ne daughter done ?-why she's got herself engaged Mrs. Wimple to one of them worthless, good for nothing rattlebrained college fellers. "What's wrong with the college fellers? Ach sure now it can't be you a askin' me that-you that's been livin' here in Berkeley all your life. Ain't you seen 'em going to rallies every year in their perjammers and a ridin' around in them decorated, rattle-trap Fords. "Oh no he ain't-and you needn't try hinting that maybe he's any better. Why he sat right here in my parlor Mrs. Wimple and crossed his legs-and I seen his bare leg-and the socks he wore they was scandalous. They was red with yaller stripes runnin' up and down em. 路 "Oh yes he's a fraternity feller-he says he's a Fi Bait or some such thing and he seemed real proud of it he did. You know how them fraternity fellers acts. "He says he's going to be an economicy, whatever that may be, but I just know he'll never earn no money. Now Mabelline could have married three plumbers and then we would been in soft for life. But now she will have to scrimp and save all her life just as I've been a do in'. Sometimes you wonder just what's the good of nothin'-don't you Mrs. Wimple?"
(I have given this as a read~g several times and I thought it might be a humorous bit for the PHOENIX.) Jane Foltz McDavitt.
Chi Chi Alumnae News The March meeting was held at the home of Bereniece Lamb on the first Saturday of the month. The assistant hostess was Wilma Mae Wolf. Members present were: Genevieve Leib, Adelaide McCarty, Margaret Dow, Evelyn Hall, Dorothy Ramsey, Geraldine Hutton, Helen Selvage, Kathryn Faust and Jane McDavitt. Plans for the annual Mothers' Day party were discussed and Helen Selvage was appointed program chairman and the favors and refreshments will be in charge of Jane McDavitt. After other minor discussions Evelyn Hall spoke on the sorority flowers and their meanings. Meeting adjourned and the regular monthly gab-fest ensued. There is always so much to talk about when you haven't seen some one for a month or more. . The April meeting was held at the home of Esther Burge with Kathryn Faust the assistant hostess. The president appointed a nominating committee and the election of officers will take place after the Mothers' Day party on May 13th. Kathryn spoke on King Asa and her paper was so concise and complete that we voted to use her version of his life in the pledge service. After the meeting everybody was talking about the removal of the Teachers' College from 23rd and Alabama to the Butler Campus. It won't seem the same to the alumna::not having the annual home-coming at that "old brick building on Alabama Street." I have been able to glean a little information from Helen Selvage about the program for the Mothers' Day party. She told me that Kathryn Faust, Eloise Proctor and Dorothy Ramsey would be on the program but otherwise she was very secretive. I do know that we are going to give an imitation of the mothers at their luncheon meetings. Each daughter is supposed to imitate her mother in dress and mannerisms during the stunt. After the stunt and the program, each mother will be presented with a florist box tied with tulle and inscribed with "Say It with Flowers to Our ASA Mothers."
when the lid is removed they will find salad and sandwiches representing different kinds of flowers. If I were Walter Winchel I could tell you more about it but since I'm just a PHoENIX correspondent you will have to wait until the party is over. Jane Foltz McDavitt.
PHILADELPHIA ALUMNAE CHAPTER The Alpha Sigma Alpha City Association which has existed in Philadelphia for several years has recently been 路reorganized and is now becoming established as the Philadelphia Alumnce Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. The first meeting held at Drexel Institute was spent in organization, election, of officers, and formulation of tentative plans for our work-I hope to be able to send our program in the next letter. We feel that our chapter has great possibilities for with two active chapters in this city we have an encouraging number of Sisters within our radius; and it is with a hope of reaching and enthusing each of those that we began a membership drive by having each girl present at the meeting agree to make herself personally responsible to inform and invite each of her A. S. A. friends to the next meeting to be held Friday evening, April twenty-eighth.
THE BRIDGE BENEFIT Several months ago the Alumnce group of Xi Xi Chapter gave the active chapter a Bridge Benefit. It was held at the home of Orrill Hester, at 1445 Central A venue in Glendale, California. Approximately seventy people attended this lovely affiar. Both auction and contract bridge were played, a prize being given for the highest scores of each. . Home-made cakes, donated by the mothers, and coffee was served as refreshment. Mr. Lindsey, the husband of one of our Alumnce members, acted as auctioneer for several nice articles. The proceeds of this benefit were given to the active chapter and were greatly appreciated. We of Xi Xi feel that our bridge benefit was a great success, and we hope that we may in the future have other such affairs. Margaret Knapp, 2.2..
TAU TAU ALUMNAE NEWS Children Jean Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fisher (Maurine Spear). Jo Ann Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fisher. Betty Jean Christiansen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Christiansen (Marjorie Mullen). 'Raymond Donald II, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Eckstrand (Susan Chittenden). Janet Wallace, Mrs. Florence Wallace. Donald Lee Wheat, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wheat (Rosa Giess ). Richard Lowell Scoby, Mr. and Mrs. Lisle Scoby (Twila Schaefer). Lita Jeanne Scoby, Mr. and Mrs. Lisle Scoby. Betty Jean Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis, (Ruby Dews). Frank Lee Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Patterson (Frances Reiff). Richard Stratton Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Collins (Rosina Albert). Laurel Sue Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Collins. Patricia Conger, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Conger (Freda Brooks). Kendall Kay Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Conger. Gary Dee Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Freeman (Louie Platts).
Births Mrs. L. C. Patterson, a son, Frank Lee, October 4, 1932. Mrs. Edgar Collins, a daughter, Laurel Sue, August 20, 1932. Mrs. Kenneth Wheat, a daughter, Donna Lee, February 2 , 1933路
MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS Alpha Gamma: Ruth Tilton to Owen Williams on June 6, 1932. I
Alpha Beta: Nadine Carpenter to Samuel Clore Curtright on August 24, 1932. Edith Franklin to Dean Moe in February.
Lambda Lambda: Joe Pierman to Adam S. Stewart on April 23, 1932.
Mu Mu: June Schwalm to Leslie Danby on March 26, 1933.
Rho Rho: Erma King to Roscoe Grey Groves on March 4, 1933. Mildred Mahone to Keyster Rardin on March 18, 1933.
Sigma Sigma: Viola Bullington to Leon Books on February rr, 1933. Esther Roberts to Earl Holmer on December 18, 1932. Rose Marian Poe to Victor Day on April 17, 1933.
Eileen Hunterson to Stewart Hold~n Sheldon on February 12, 1933.
BIRTHS Alpha Beta: Jessie Lee Johnson on February 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Olie N. Johnson, Mrs. Johnson was formerly Anna Higginbotham.
Pi Pi: To Mr. and Mrs. John P. Bethel (Eleanor Hickey), a son, John Peter, in March, 1933, at Springfield, Mass.
Tow Row: Eleanor Carpenter, llannah Dietrich, Alma ~heely. Bottom Row: Louise tryker, Anna Grimm .
ALPHA GAMMA Sunday, February 12, 1933 was such a lovely sunny day that we decided to go out and take some Alpha Sig pictures for our scrap book. \Ve needed some one to take the pictures, so we borrowed "Janie" Staltz's boy friend. First we had to take the gang. Such a time We had trying to crowd Some A l pha Gamma Girls us all in one little space. Since it was so difficult to get us all on we took group pictures of our officers and sponsor, seniors, juniors, sophomores, home ecs., commercials, and secondary eds. What fun we all had. As soon as the weather permits we expect to continue this pleasant pastime. Fran Cruise,
Miss Belden, Alpha Gamma Sponser
Left t o right-K. Diesher, Mary J a ne Aultenberg, Margy Moore, and our president, Alta Welch.
ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER NEWS We are proud to announce that Marguerite Tahle, our blond songster, has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. This is a very great honor to Marguerite as she completes her four years of college experience. She is the secretary of Delta Omicron, honorary musical sorority, and a member of Madrigal and the Liberal Arts Club. At the regular active meeting March fifteenth, Nancy Simpkinson was awarded the pledge scholarship necklace to keep permanently. Our president, Frances Heuer, made the speech of presentation . Nancy received straight A's for three grade periods. The pledge who obtains the highest grades may wear the necklace until someone else excels her mark. If she surpasses the others for MARGUERITE TAHLE three consecutive grade periods, she may keep the necklace always. ow we are wondering who the next pledge will be who will be fortunate enough to win the new scholarship necklace. Miami students have been having the opportunity to be social butterflies lately. The Junior Prom was held from nine till two in Withrow Court the eve of Washington's Birthday. Herbie Kay's Orchestra entertained with delightful dance tunes and clever little specialty acts. The low colored lights, the many tables, and the floor shows transformed the Court into a Paris cabaret. Then on March fourth the girls had their chance to entertain by means of house dances. Most of the actives live in Wills Hall, so the lpha Sigs were well represented at the informal house dance there. The pledges attended the more elaborate formal Inaugural Ball at Oxford College Hall. All the girls on the campus are cooperating to give a Gold Diggers
THE PHOENIX Ball, March eighteenth. As the name signifies, we intend to repay the man in favor for some of the gold digging we have been doing. We are supposed to call for our friends also, but perhaps some of the girls will be too timid for that. April twenty-first, Blue Key is sponsoring a Carnival where different groups will have booths as money making schemes. Now there is a campaign raging for the ugliest man on the campus who will be chosen by popular vote and who ' will be the Carnival King. The Alpha Sigs are planning to have a Miami Indian booth featuring a huge Indian with his mouth opening and closing. Into this mouth we plan to entice people to throw balls, so many balls for a nickel. Our pledges will have the privilege of barking to attact a crowd. The pledges and actives have been visiting each other over night a great deal. Since we have too many pledges to entertain at once, it was necessary to divide them into two groups when we had our overnight party. Half came one Friday and the other half waited till the next week. Popcorn, chocolate, and baked beans were features of the evening while we became more and more skilled at sitting comfortably and talking with eleven people to one bed. After reveling most of the night we went to bed to discuss interesting topics till morn . Lucille Pipher.
ALPHA BETA CHAPTER NEWS Panhellenic held its annual dance on March 31 in Kirk auditorium. Decorations were in the colors of the four sororities. Large pennants ' with the name and crest of each sorority also formed a part of the decorations. The guests were met at the door by a receiving line composed of the sorority presidents and their escorts, and the sorority sponsors. Music was furnished by Carl Bartlett and his Cossacks. The concluding dance consisted of a medley of the songs of each organization. Several faculty members were guests at the dance. Marguerite Guiles, who moved to Atlanta, Georgia last spring with her parents, has returned to K. S. T. C. to continue her school work. Members of this chapter are very happy to have her with them again. The prize offered by Alpha Beta to the pledge making the best grades last quarter was won by Madeline Holman. The fall and winter pledges of Alpha Beta entertained the active members with a St. Patrick's dance, Saturday March 4路 It was given at the Women's Gym. The programs were green and white paper shamrocks. Several alumnae attended the dance, which was chaperoned by Miss Hook, our chapter sponsor. La Rue Palmer.
THE PHOENIX ALPHA GAMMA CHAPTER NEWS
Hello everybody! Station ASA, broadcasting on a frequency of good will from its studio at Indiana State Teachers College. We are about to present the twelfth of a series of programs from Alpha Gamma Chapter. We are proud to announce that the coming close of the school year finds our chapter with six pledges: Peggy Mair, Kitty Wagner, Peg McGill, Mary Scott, Marjory Sullivan, and Margaret Burns; and eleven new members: Beth Kolger, Ruth Heckman, Connie Bish, Tippy Thompson, Elaine Hastings, Natalie Kramer, Betty Jane Cook, Merle Fox, Helen Thompson, Ruth Evans, and Esther Freyermuth. Through graduation we will lose four girls: our president, Alta Welch, Mary Cribbs, Mildred Julius, and Bobby Walt. Our officers for next year are: President, Ruth Edwards; vice president, Jane Stoltz; recording secretary, K. Diesher; corresponding secretary, Pat Freyermuth; treasurer, Ruth Heckman; registrar, Beth Kolger路 editor, Natalie Kramer. One of our patronesses, Mrs. Neal, entertained us at a bridge party in her lovely home. The last social affair will be a professional dinner at the Country Club. The Alpha Sigs distinguished themselves again by having three girls elected to Kappa Delta Pi, honorary educational fraternity. They are: Peggy Mair, Hazel Brewer, and Ruth Edwards. This boosts the number of Alpha Sigs in that organization to seven. Phil Wright will now give you an informal introduction to the new members in our group. Alpha Gamma chapter wants to introduce you to our pledges and initiates from this last rush season-would you like to meet them? Sorry they are not around--excuse me, they must be around the corner. Yes, here comes the Home Ec. crowd. I'll tell you about them before they get near enough to hear. Naturally we see Myrtle Fox first, tall and competent looking; next there's curly-haired Betty Jane Cook (she's probably wishing to would rain so she could tear off for a rain hike). Oh yes, Marjie Sullivan is still talking-! do hope she's not saying anything too sarcastic to those sweet girls, Helen Thompson and Mary Scott, who seem to be on the receiving end of that line. Who's that joining their crowd? Just as I thought, the two upperclassmen we have just initiated-what a contrast they are to each other-black-haired Ruth Evans with her large blue eyes, and Beth Kolger a real blond who's usually saying something, even though it is "Tsk, Tsk!" Sorry I can't tell you anything more about this crowd for they're getting close-where's that Alpha Sig whistle coming from. Oh yes, Tippy Thompson and Connie Bish-wonder how they stopped giggling long enough to whistle? Well one thing's certain we II all be laughing when they get near enough to be heard. They're looking back-and no wonder ! There come Natalie Kramer and Elaine Hastings-they can
THE PHOENIX . afford_ to b: slow, for _each is talented enough to make up for anything. Natahe wntes exceptiOnally well (made Quill Club in her Freshman year~' a?d alth~u~h not a music student, Elaine sings so beautifully she was mv1ted to J0111 A Cappella Chorus (and that is something!). And while we're on talents we can't forget good-looking Esther (Pat) Freyermuth, our music initiate, and Peggy Burns, an Art Student pledge. My, Commercial classes must be out for here comes that crowd. Ruthie Heckman, talking at a great rate; calm and collected La Rue McFadden, dreamy-eyed Kitty Wagner, and her close friend, Peg McGill (but don't get us wrong-she's not a Commercial, but an Intermediate). Can you hear all this mob chattering? There must be something wrong with this mike if you can't. Do you think you'd like them ? -You must, for take it from us--each one of the seventeen is a prize! Phyllis Wright. Now our time is up, and we must sign off until school starts next fall. Alpha Gamma chapter wishes you a happy vacation. Until you hear from us again-Goodbye! Betty McCoy.
BETA BETA CHAPTER NEWS St. Hermes' Day was celebrated on February eleventh at the Alpha Sig house. A Valentine dance was in sway and as one entered the door a large red heart with small white satin bows and the letters A. S. A. cut from white hearts were on it. Red hearts of varied sizes hung about the other rooms. The programs were of red and white with heart emblems on them. Tickers added color and merriment to the evening. Also a novelty dance was enjoyed during the evening by matching hearts. About forty couples were present. Dan Cupid must have been there for one, two, three, four, I don't know how many girls returned to tell us they had dates for the Junior Prom to be held just three weeks later. We were happy recently to initiate Mrs. Lucille Snow Ellinger. Mrs. Ellinger has a. charming personality and is connected with the Art department. I might add that at one of our recent meetings she gave us a very interesting talk on "Correct Color in Costume." Two new patronesses we have are Mrs. W. D . Wait and Mrs. W . L. Wrinkle. We surely are inspired by their interests and we hope to be worthy of their leadership. Now while speaking of initiates we have three new actives. Mary Jane Kelso a petite girl with chestnut hair. "Kelly" as she is to us has pep plus and has meant much to us as a pledge. Then there is Mabel Carlson a blond-an Art Major and our press reporter. Speaking of art, you should see some of her compositions. Harriet Hawley, the third initiate, is a little girl with a charming smile. Harriet ranks high in scholarship; we are proud of her too. Tea dances are fun, indeed! We wish all of you could have been
with us February 24, at the Student Club House from three until five. It was an all Greek affair incidentally, for all the fraternities and sororities on the campus. Refreshments were served and each guest wa given a red or white carnation. Five p. m. and guests were leaving, my what a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Until some other afternoon-I'll say, so long, Jean Young.
GAMMA GAMMA CHAPTER NEWS Moonlight Fellowship Picnic What is more beautiful, Alpha Sigma Alpha girls, than a warm night in April with a radiant full moon inviting one to come out doors and enjoy nature's loveliness? Four pledges and one member of the Gamma Gamma chapter took advantage of the enthralling moonlight night of April 6 and entertained six rushees with a campfire social and picnic meal in a scenic park west of the city. The arm in arm walk and singing in the moonlight toward the park helped the girl< to get acquainted and realize a bond of fellowship between each other. As the girls sat around the campfire eating and telling stories, singing songs, asking and answering questions concerning sorority membership each one tried to realize what it would mean to her to become an active member and give her best to Alpha Sigma Alpha. We hope the girls present will all find it convenient and desirable to join in the sisterhood of our chapter. We feel these entertainments will always linger as fond memories when they recall their college days. Pearl Roll.
ZETA ZETA CHAPTER NEWS Zeta Zeta chapter has recently pledged two lovely girls-Marjorie Tolbert, Carolton, Missouri; and Stella Grace Elliot, Warrensburg, Missouri. These girls are both freshmen and we feel sure that they will mean a great deal to Zeta Zeta chapter during their college career. We are proud to announce that the beauty queen from our college, which was decided by Neil Hamilton, was a girl from our sorority, Clara Dooley. Clara is a blond with blue eyes and a very charming girl. Miss Katherine Van Meter and Clara Dooley will be attendants of the May Queen at the yearly Maye fete. The spring formal of Zeta Zeta is going to be April 29. W e are hoping that many of our alumni will be able to attend for this is our outstanding social function of the year. Our chapter hause has been beautified very much this spring by the many trees and shrubs which have been added by our hou e mother and father, Dr. and Mrs. Calvert. New curtains and drapes have also been added and we are now having the upstairs papered.
The election of officers for Zeta Zeta was held recent! y and the role of president which has been filled so efficiently during the present year by Blanch Shooley will be held by M:mha Brown during the coming year. , We are sorry to report that Mrs. Nattinger, our sponsor, has been ill but is now able to be up. We are hoping that she will soon be able to attend classes. Dorothy Bryant.
ETA ETA CHAPTER NEWS Almost the close of another school year. Our girls are making plans for the summer. Some are not coming back next year, several are in high hopes of being a school teacher in spite of the . . . depression. Need I explain that word? I think not. Again we are indeed happy to tell you that Eta Eta has initiated another new member Tuesday, March 2r, Euphemia Malle. Euphemia is an English major from Mulberry, Kansas. She is a senior. The Sigma Tau boys gave a dance for the Alpha Sig's Friday night, March 3, at their fraternity house. The boys came after us in their cars and took us to the house where of course we had to go down a receiving line. The evening was spent dancing and they served punch and wafers. There were Sigma Tau boys here from Warrensburg, Mi ssouri, Alva; Oklahoma; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and other places that had come to Pittsburgh for a Phi Sigma Pi meeting. We felt very much honored to have the good luck of getting to go to their house at that particular time. Everyone had a lovely time and just as we were leaving the boys gathered together in a group and sang some songs. We had a tea March r6 at the home of one of our girls, Kathleen Iliff. We invited several girls that we have met this winter and like very much as prospective Alpha Sigs. The end of another school year. Eta Eta girls are losing some of their girls as seniors. They are Esther Meyers Noel, Lorene Bartlett, Marguerite Fowles, and Euphemia Malle. The formal, May 27, was a dinner at the Hotel Stillwell and afterwards we went to the Auditorium at Lincoln Park to dance. The room was decorated in the chapter colors and the programs were also of the colors. Everyone had a lovely time. ' We also had a picnic May 4 at the State Park. We had our boy friends and all enjoyed the picnic supper that was there. Because of so many regular school events we have been able to do very little this time. But by the next time you hear from the Eta Eta girls we will have lots to tell you for we have already began working on our pledging lis~ for next year. Wanda Wolf.
THE PHOENIX THETA THETA CHAPTER NEWS
On March 2 3, Theta Theta 路 gathered at the School of Ed to start together for the Hartwell Farm in Concord, where the annual banquet was to be held. It is a very interesting place, because it was built in 1635 and was located on the route that Paul Revere took on his famous ride to Lexington and Concord, the nineteenth of April in seventeen seventy-five. It has been restored to its original style and everything is in keeping with this style. "According to the genealogy, William Hartwell came to Concord in 1635 'because Boston was too crowded.' "In 1775, Paul Revere rode out to tell the settlers that the British were coming to Concord. Just before reaching this house (Hartwell Farm), Mr. Revere was startled by British soldiers and taken captive. He escaped later but Prescott carried the message on to Concord. The story is told that Prescott rode through the fields and did not stop until he reached this house. He tapped at the back door, left his message and rode on. Sergt. Samuel Hartwell, living here at the time, began to get ready at once to join the Lincoln Company. Mary Flint Hartwell, his wife, asked Sukey, their negro slave, to run down to Captain Smith's to tell him about the British. It was a moonlight night and Sukey was frightened of the shadows so Mrs. Hartwell asked her to hold the baby and she would go. Mary rushed down to Captain Smith's to warn him and returned quickly to get an early breakfast for her husband before he left. After milking the cows and turning them out to pasture, she sat quietly at home with her children to await the return of her husband Samuel, but Sukey dashed into the woods back of the house and was not seen until the next day, long after the battles were over. Samuel Hartwell was a gunsmith and this house was to have been burned, but when the British went by, they were in too much of a hurry to stop. One soldier put his bayonet through a front window. Mr. Hartwell found the gun when he returned, repaired it and used it for hunting. A shot was also fired at the roof but no damage was done to the house." On April 6 we had a Bridge Party for Alpha Sigs. AI Northrop walked away with the first prize. This was amusing, because it took her a long time to select a prize that would please any of us who might win it. Emily Hall had low score, so she was consoled with an Easter bunny made of figs and candy. Dot Herene, one of the new girls this year, is the coach of the play that the Dramatic Club is putting on during the Schol of Ed Openhouse Program, the last of April. Alpha Sig of course is supporting her. She is a graduate of the Leland Powers School of the Spoken Word. Mrs. Wilson, the wife of Dr. Wilson of the school faculty, is an honorary member of Alpha Sig. She was with us at the banquet. Then we were all invited out to her home last Sunday evening for supper.
Som~ of the Alumnae were there also, so that we had a very enjoyable evernng. We expect to close our social season with a dance May 12. If we do not have a dinner dance at one of the hotels in Boston, we will have a formal dance at one of the Country Clubs on the North Shore. The committee is now collecting information about the cost, so that we can vote on it at the next meeting.
Who are We? Miss Mabel BrAgg Helen BaLdwin Alice NorthroP Emily Hall Alice CAsey Evelyn JackSon Elizabeth Wilson Margaret LauGhton Doris MontgoMery Katherine HAle Helen PAtterson Ruth FeLey Winona Prouty Dorothy Herene Bernadetta CArter Doris FoSter E. Eleanor WAles Evelyn ATteridge Bessie Babcock Evelyn NUgent
Our President-Alice A tall, dark complexioned girl, She never rests, she's in a whirl, To the "School of Ed" she's always true There's never anything she can't do, If you're in need she'll pull you through So here's to Alice of real true blue. Alice E. Casey.
THE PHOENIX A Poem With But One Rhyme It means a lot to me To be one of the girls Who have for their main atm Sincerity and truth. I've learned to trust and work With all of them I've met And hope that I may give As much as they gave me. Each symbol of our badge Makes us more friendly for, Bound round with kindred bonds As we all are at B. U. Our Theta Theta group Has fine girls and sincere Miss Bragg gives us much joy With stories and with cheer. We laugh and work together And do what we think's right For th' honor of our bunch And all of Alpha Sig. To all girls everywhere I give a vote of thanks I'm glad I'm one of you And wish we all might meet. Margaret Laughton.
IOTA IOTA CHAPTER NEWS Iota Iota chapter of A. S. A. attended a basketball game after which they drove to Clive to attend a party at the country home of Thelma Spear. There was fun for all. Some played cootie, some bridge, and others danced. Prizes for the high and low score in cootie were won by Georgia Barton and Denny Littlewood. Delicious refreshments were served consisting of potato salad, sandwiches, pickles, home made ice cream, cake, and coffee. The members of Iota Iota chapter entertained their mothers, March 19, at a suburban tea room. After an hour spent in visiting and getting acquainted a Saint Patrick's program was given by the pledges. The pledges also dramatized a play. The parts were given out five minutes before by the actives. Refreshments of sandwiches, cake, coffee, and assorted nuts were served. Lorene Riggle.
Our initiation day dawned bright and clear out of a week of dreary days. We were initiated early in the morning after a breakfast at the Cherry Place Tea Garden. Everything was pink-glassware, plates, napkins, and roses. At the â€˘ plate of each initiate were gardenia corsages. After a delicious breakfast the pledges were sent to inspect the Historical building and the State Capital building. The beautiful ceremony of initiation with its inspirations progressed to the accompaniment of "Perfect Day"-which all of us will probably associate with the occasion to the end of our days. After the ceremony, we took snapshots of each other and the initiates managed to give the impression of each having a huge bouquet of roses by the simple process of collecting everybodies two roses, (taken from the breakfast table) and puttl'ng them together and passing the bouquet from one to the other! Then with gardenias, roses, and beautiful new pins, we went home. Miriam Hutchins.
* * * The Panther Club was the scene of an informal dance held by Iota Iota March 10. The entrance to the hall was queer but as each one entered the main room they stood gazing and gasping at the attractiveness of the surroundings. Rustic furniture and decorations made one think he was out in a park or garden. The two posts in the room were covered with bark, and leaves lined the ceiling. The setting was (may I say) perfect. Music was furnished by the radio, but when the advertising became too boring we had choice music by choice orchestras by means of the Victrola, which had amplifiers at each end of the room. We enjoyed the evening dancing when we were not telling the chaperons how to put a jig-saw puzzle together. Several tag dances were very successful. Refreshments were welcomed by the apparently starving dancers. Very reluctantly the Alpha Sig's and their escorts left the Panther Clu_b after having a great time. Myrna Treirner.
A Scavenger Hunt The Iota Iota Chapter of Alpha Sigs staged a scavenger hunt, February 26. The couple reported to Erma Johnson's home and were given lists Âˇ of about thirty articles that they were to obtain. Such things as bustles, horse's hair, safety pins, sawdust, live pigeons were brought back. Returning ahout 10:30, the couples stacked the various and sundry things around on the floor. The couples having obtained the greatest number of articles on the list was awarded a prize. Dancing followed after which refreshments were served. Erma Johnson.
THE PHOENIX Iota Iota chapter held a meeting at the home of Mrs. Barr, our sorority mother. Dean Barr kindly consented to address the group on "What We Get from College." He emphasized scholarship, for by this many people judge us, and he gave a high place to sorority life, for it gives a chance for fine social relationships. He said that a sorority member is never an introvert, but more fully enjoys life. After the address, the pledges served refreshments consisting of coffee, cakes and nuts. Mildred Dawson.
Studio Tea The Iota Iota chapter had a "spur of the moment" rush party in Margaret Halverson's room at the dorm, recently. Everyone brought a friend or two and the room 路 was pretty well filled. The pledges prepared and served a Dutch lunch while the actives and guests played bridge. The lunch we ate sitting on the floor like a Greenwich Village studio party and did you ever try to cook for about twenty girls in a dormitory kitchenette? Lucil:e Williams.
KAPPA KAPPA CHAPTER NEWS La Cafe Serpent Now what could such a title mean? "The Garden of Eden" would have been even more applicable for there were serpents on the light shades, serpents twined in the stair rail and even an ugly green-eyed one on the mantle. Ugh! Really it was quite impalling but a discerning eye could not have seen one shudder for there were tables decorated with vari-colored wax bottles and surely tables mean eats. To add to the atmosphere there were charcoal statue drawings on the walls and what could be more perfect? Apples for placecards---<:ardboard of course-but nonetheless, apples! Yes, and fig leaves for programs-now what could be better for the setting of our first rush party-an Adam and Eve Dinner Dance? Such it was anyhow and it must have been successful for maybe you already know-13 out of 14 and what could be better than that? Eleanor Smith .
The Inhabitants of the Garden of Eden Entertain "Rattle-Rattle- Step I, 2, 3路" It's none other than the animals of the Garden of Eden doing their little bit to entertain our rushees at a modern Adam and Eve dinner-dance given at the Cafe Serpent. There was Mr. and Mrs. Giraffs and Mr. and Mrs. Ella-phant tripping the light fantasy with the steel clad hoofs. If it hadn't been for the cardboard signs the animals wore we would have thought we were at a night club. The girls who took the part of the animals were four
"physical-eds" of Kappa Kappa Chapter-Jane Farwell, Kitty Hastings, Evelyn Hartman, and Elizabeth Held. Next to appear were the first lady and man of the land, the everpopular inhabitants of the Garden of Eden. Eve was the shy and tempting lady that we have heard so much about and her partner in crime was just as handsome with his high silk hat, leopard skin, and socks and garters. As these two were enjoying the beauty and the atmosphere of the garden who should wily glide in but the snake charmer who so completely entranced our Adam with her dancing and charm that he . was properly and thoroughly deceived as the story goes. Jean Kerr took the part of Eve and Mildred Locke was our Adam while Mary Simmington with her veils and "hot dogs" was the wily snake charmer. Between our acts we listened to popular songs by our Harmonizing Trio composed of Kay Dietrich, Anna Grimm, Eleanor Carpenter with Louise Stryker at the piano. At the close of the program we all hoped we had charmed our rushees as well as Mary had charmed Adam. Elizabeth Held.
* * * Junior Prom-1933 Will we ever forget it! Everyone says it was one of the grandest affairs ever given at Temple. Oh, there is no doubt about it! Whyyes I am a Junior, but not the least bit prejudiced, you know. We Alpha Sigs, being so near Mitten Hall, could hear taxi after taxi grinding their brakes and pouring out laughing couples long before we could snap our final snaps and powder our noses. The excitement, you know! Then when we finally did emerge from our doorway, we saw the most amazing mass of pastel skirts showing beneath puffed sleeved wraps-that you ever heard of. The only solidity of the scene was the interspersed black and white of the hurrying males. After our escorts had fought their respective ways through the checkroom crowd, and after we had laden said escorts' pockets with vanities, we displayed our dues cards to the tuxedoed males in exchange for the grandest favors of any prom. These favors were snappy black and white pocketbooks encasing a powder puff, mirrc:?r and program. The Temple shield rested luminously on the outside. A good taste already! Pulsating music and a magic swarm of dancers formed a merry-goround in our minds. Emerson Gill and his ten-piece orchestra were creating wonders-in-sound before a mystic black curtain studded with a glittering "Temple of Learning." Rainbow colors floated about the players, and a "blues" was already casting her spell with her deep blue songs. The huge auditorium was路a Chicago-Expositionish miracle. Who can describe the modernism of its decorations? A hug~ mound of living green plants in the center of the floor seemed to quiet the carefree gayety
THE PHOENIX of the decorator's mood. Spotlights on the balconies were singling out couples and following them across the shining floor. Soft lights and sweet music played about the crepes and chiffons. What beautiful, beautiful dresses! The tuxes and the occasional full dress suits looked so serene. All this was our Junior Prom. We glided off, in time with the music, into the mist. Evelyn Hartman.
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At the regular meting of the Alpha Sigs of Kappa Kappa chapter Monday evening, February 13, m the club room, we celebrated St. Valentine's Day by having a party at the close of the business meeting. It was a surprise to most of us when our president, Mildred Cramer, told us to be patient for a few minutes and not to leave the room. We were all given red heart stickers which we were instructed to paste on small white cards. When we had done this we were asked to write an appropriate verse for the girl sitting to our right. After everyone had received their Valentine, they were all read aloud to the group. Everybody had a good laugh at the verses. Last, but not least, we were served with strawberries and ice cream, cookies and heart candies. Jean Kerr. he!~
The Second Rush Party Kappa Kappa's second rush party which by the way was a "Holiday Party" was held at the home of our patroness, Mrs. Smaltz. Sixteen " rushees" assembled at our house at 7:15 o'clock on Wednesday night, March 7· A bus was waiting outside to take us out to Mrs. Smaltz's, in Germantown. We had a great many suitcases which we finally packed in. We were just about to start when we discovered that we had lost one of our "rushees," Dotty Kretchmer. Several of us had to climb over the suitcases and rush into Mitten Hall to hunt her. After much difficulty we found her and dragged her out to the bus. Going out we sang our sorority songs and endeavored to become better acquainted with our rushees. We finally arived at Mrs. Smaltz's whose home was very cheerily decorated with Christmas wreaths and two trees. You may wonder why we called this a "Holiday Party"-Here's the a nswer! Several of the girls composed short skits, one for each month of the year. Here is a description of several. January : Jean MacDonald as the old year hobbled out wrapped in a sheet and acted so old that she nearly fell over. Just as she was about to depart "Joey" Held, as the new year, rushed in with a turkish towel wrapped around her to wish everyone a happy New Year. February: very clever skit was worked out to celebrate St. Valentines Day. The first calamity of the evening took place when the heroine fell fro m the chair on which she was sta nding-but never mind , Ruth , maybe you will do better next time.
March: The Irish Lilt was danced by Jane Farwell in memory of good old St. Pat. April: Thelma Stortz greatly surprised us by her ability to toe dance which was greatly enjoyed by everyone. May: We had a very lovely May Festival. The queen, Mildred Locke, looked very beautiful in a white night gown and boots. She made us all hungry when she started to eat a banana. June: Of course we had to have a wedding. Kitty Hastings was the "lucky man" (? ), and Jean MacDonald was the bride. Mary Simmington was the doctor-! mean the minister. (Continued in the next issue by Kitty Hastings.) Jane Farwell. INTERMISSION
July: Fourth of July. Jean Kerr. A huge red firecracker walked out on our stage. Soon a child was seen lighting it and Boom (a paper bag really exploded behind the stage). A sweet little girl emerged, attractively dressed in red, white and blue and quickly danced behind the curtains. August: Vacation. Father, Eleanor Carpenter; mother, Norma Nyce, bad children, Kay Deitrich, Betty Janasky. A one day's trip to Ocean City in an old Model T Ford . The car was made of 4 chairs with four girls in bent position, with head down for tires. The family piled in the car (lunch basket and all accessories) , after a little trouble, Father got the car started. Such vibration seen by audience was never equalled by the original Toonerville. The trip was going nicely when all of a sudden the northeast tire went flat, (we have heard of girls being flat tires before but never "Alpha Sigs") however it took the whole family to fix the flat. The trip went smoothly except the interruptions of the other three tires flattening out. By this time the rushees, guests, and members were just about in stitches when i:he curtain was drawn. September: School days. Teacher, Mildred Cramer; children, Kay Rowe, Evelyn Hartman, Jane Farwell. Our own president Mildred Cramer was the good old-fashion "school marm." The class was really quite bad, discipline was a hard task in that school room. One little boy had to be sent from the room entirely . After much laughter recess was called and the children ran quickly cut. October: Hallowe'en. Billy Barrett. The door of the house open.ed, and in crept an old witch. The bent old figure had with her a candle and cards. The electric lights had been blown out by this time leaving us in darkness. The witch, we soon saw had the power to tell fortunes . The rushees were pleasantly surprised to hear some tale told which they could easily recognize as belonging to them. The witch saw in her cards than one of our fine rushees had at one time hit a cow-this though sad but true brought much laughter. We congratulate our pledge Billy Barrett on her fine impersonation of the Hallowe'en witch.
November: Thanksgiving football game. Referee, Mary Simmington. Fluffies-Peg Spry, Jean MacDonald, leanor Smith. Tuffies-Betty Janasky, Billy Barrett Betty Schlice. The referee called the two teams on the field. Such a contrastthe tuffies were dressed in overalls, football suits, baseball masks, etc., while the Fluffies were gowned in organdie dresses. The Tuffies turned out to be very feminine, while the Fluffies were extremely tough. The game was called by the stuttering referee who had to first ask President Beury how to run these two unruly teams. I really can not report who won the game, but I know that the Alpha Sigs were winning new members all evening after seeing such a peachy bunch of girls in one sorority. December: Christmas. Mary Simrnington. In came good old Santa Claus (can you imagine his coming in March?) with two suitcases filled with presents for each and every one at the Holiday Party. Each rushee, guest, and member received a stocking which was filled with a candy cane, a pretzel, an orange and a silver swastika. Mildred Cramer and Betty Schlice brought the pins from the sorority convention at Estes Park and did not tell us a thing about them. Santa, after delivering all his gifts, left on his reindeers to prepare for good little A. S. A.'s Christmas next year. The Holiday entertainment was over. The next bit of entertainment was in the music line. Anne Rupin favored us with two violin solos. At this we pulled our chairs in to a circle and waited. Soon delicious refreshments were served, yes everyone ate plenty too. This was a good time to get acquainted with our rushees, many small groups formed and new acquaintances were made. At the end of the evening we formed two circles, with the rushees in the center, and sang The Shield of A. S. A. I am sure this impressed the路 rushees. After singing "Thank You, Mrs. Smaltz," and "Goodnight Rushees," we bade our host and hostess goodnight. The bus was waiting outside to take us back to our house. Rush songs were sung all the way to Temple. The ride was over all too soon. With many goodnights the happy party came to an end. Over, but not to be forgotten soon. Kathryn Hastings.
Kappa Kappa What a gorgeous group we have grown to be. The Alpha Sig's on Temple campus are certainly going in for the latest in beauty treatments. And what pray, can that be? As an innovation to our daily regime we had a woman come in the house and treat each of us to a facial. What bliss and relaxation it was. Some of us had never had any before-others had had only one or two. It was a great experience. This must be the year for experimentation. Temple has inaugurated a series of assemblies. The school is so large that gathering all the students together seemed an impossible task. But it has now proved otherwise. new organization, the Pan-Religious Association, was formed
last spring and is now sponsoring these assemblies. The association is composed of representatives from the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish organizations on the campus. Their aim is to present a noted speaker from each of the religious sects. Our first speaker was Rabbi Wise, internationally known Jewish leader from New York. His talk concerned the outlook of youth. But our life hasn't been all seriousness for we have just held two rush parties and attended the Junior Prom in between. Our first rush party was a formal dinner at the Sorority house, with men invited afterwards for dancing. The second was an informal Holiday Party at the home of our Patroness, Mrs. Smaltz. Our group of rushees this year is most outstanding. Probably that is what we think every year. Norma Rebecca N yce. One of the most enjoyable affairs of the school year is the Panhellenic Tea which commences the "rushing season." -Each sorority, desiring to rush certain girls, submits their names to the Panhellenic Council which, in turn, sends out the invitations to the tea. We girls were all "agog" over the prospect of meeting the girls we did not know and in becoming acquainted. As we entered Mitten Hall auditorium, a loud buzzing of female voices reached us. The room was divided off into groups, each sorority having its own section. Hostesses in each sorority took the rushees around them. To aid in the process, they had their names and departments written on a piece of paper that was pinned to their dresses. The rushees whose names were sent in by us to Panhellenic Council were kept pretty close to our group by the girls. And what charming girls they were. To use one of the girl's expression, "That girl just speaks Alpha Sig." I'm very sure we had that same opinion about a lot of them. After introductions were over, a program was presented . .The various Panhellenic officers spoke concerning the purpose of sororities, the scholastic aspect of becoming a sorority member, and financial obligations connected with the organizations. The entertainment consisted of violin solos and dancing. Tea was served and the conversations were continued over the teacups. Before anyone realized, it was five o'clock and the tea was over. Back to the house-there a constant hum (hum is a polite word here) of talking issued from our clubroom. "What did you think of the girl I introduced?" "Oh, I think she is a peach." Louise Stryker.
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Swastikas bring good luck to Kappa Kappa. _Yes, again we are proud to introduce to you our most delightful and newest friends.
THE PHOENIX Acquaintances have a way of developing into real friendships and so much so at rushing time. Our swastika pins from Colorado began their work of bringing much happiness and joy at our second rush party not a week ago and now we are rewarded with "13" of the best looking, most adorable and dear girls you all would like to see-and how! Let me introduce them all to you. Dorothy Burd ................ . . Character Miriam Tombleson ....... . ....... . Caliber Marion Ayars . . .................. Culture Billie Carpenter . . . . .. . .. . .... . .. . . Charm Helen Smiles .... . . . ........ .. Personality Jane Thierolf . ....... . ............ . Power Esther Moore .... ..... . . . . ......... Poise Ruth Toland . ........... . . .. ..... Purpose Helen Humphreville ......... . ... Sincerity Dorothy Kretschner .. . .. .. . ...... Vivacity Margaret Lepperd ............. Friendship Edith Olley .... . . . ............... Sociable Kay Blood .... . . . . . ............ .. ~ovable We hope you like them I!! Mildred Cramer.
Mitten Hall After Dinner "Going up stairs? Where will you meet him?" These and many others are among the questions a close observer and listener may hear in the lobby of Mitten Hall after dining in the Grill or Dining Room. For about ten of fifteen minutes there follows a continuous procession up the stairs into the Great Court where one hears the strains of lovely music from the grand piano which is being played by one of T. U.'s talented students. Lounging here and there are girls, boys, girls and boys together, talking, laughing, and joking. Eight o'clock arrives and where has everyone gone? Let's see-there is practice for the Minstrel Show, sorority and fraternity meetings, professional meetings; then too there are moving picture shows and good old Broad Street where couples may stroll alone. What would we do without this popular meeting place? Margaret Spry.
LAMBDA LAMBDA CHAPTER NEWS Dear Alpha Sigs: It is with much pleasure that I take my pen in my paw again to write you. Since I wrote you last we have all passed through such an anxious period. While I could'nt get the financial situation straight in my mind, I could understand very well when there was talk about
THE PHOENIX closing the university. I have enjoyed being a co-ed so much that this thought made me most unhappy. I hear now the University will be open and will do everything it can, such as deferring fees, in order to make it possible for students to return. But there! What can one little dog do to help things? I have been cheerful though. All the girls were real bricks. We held a social meeting February 21. It was a pledge, active, and alumnae party and served to celebrate St. Valentine's Day. The annual Junior Prom was held the same night at the Men's Gymnasium. In my secret heart, I would have loved to have gone; I do so love formals, but no collie turned up to ask me. I shall take courage; after all, this is my first year in college, and some Romeo may ask me yet. I was much surprised on nosing into a room the other day to hear one of the girls busy enacting the noble Shrew . from Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." I wondered what the poor damsel was up to. As I was strolling through the hall at dinner, I overheard the girls telling about the Browning Dramatic Society's tea for prospective members. The play to be given, it seems, will be the "Taming of the Shrew." I trust Alpha Sigs will get parts but I hope none will get the Shrew. The thought of an Alpha Sig being a Shrew is very unpleasant to me. This last week-end I heard rumors of two other interesting campus events, the Men's Intramural Festival and the College of Agriculture's Little International Stock Show. One of our own girls, Mary Rader, came out second in the milking contest. We Alpha Sigs are surely allaround girls. I felt very bad the other night, so bad that I resolved never to stick my nose anywhere but around this dear sorority (my daily hike had taken me too far for my age). So bad did I feel I forgot to bark when Mary Short was elected president for next year. I like Mary a lot. Other officers elected were Norma John, vice-president; Gladys Kennedy, treasurer, and Ann Kinney, registrar. Well, this evening, being in search of amusement, I went visiting. My calls, however, were unwanted. Everyone was studying. Final time is a dull time for me. I am not truthfully very intellectual. With best wishes to you all,
T1路ixie. P. S.-1 meant to tell you that during spring vacation I am going hunting for the corner around which prosperity is hiding. If I find it, we Alpha Sigs will celebrate with a Spring Formal. I hear also that the Mother's Club is giving a party for us March 31, so maybe we won't have such a bad time after all. I like this Mothers' Club a lot; they gave us new kitchen curtains and cooking utensils while the banks were closed. (Transcribed by Frances Bennett.)
THE PHOENIX MU MU CHAPTER NEWS After spring vacation everyone here is all "pepped up" with the process of rushing. Unlike the more formal type of rushing that we have in the winter, spring term on the Michigan State Normal College campus has quite a different tone . We more or less maintain open-house inviting the girls in for an hour in the evening after dinner. We try to plan an hour of entertainment "chock full" of lots of fun that passes quickly and in which everyone seems to have an enjoyable time, ourselves included. And too, you'd be surprised the fun we have without any great expense because that is one of the requirements of Panhellenic for this term. Saturday, April the eighth, formal initiation was held at the Mu Mu chapter house for Katherine Luchtman of Mt. Clemens, and Beatrice Bird of Wayne. The ceremony was followed by a luncheon. The patronesses-Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Shepherd, Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. McLane were with us. Dorothy Hagaman.
NU NU CHAPTER NEWS Hello- Nu 1 u speaking! How is everybody? We're just fineexcept for the fact that we are taking final exams this week. I suppose that we look just the same to everyone-but oh, how we feel! No one has a word for it-no, not even the Greeks. As the saying goes in times of stress, "Here's hoping for the best!" We had a very lovely sanctuary degree service this year. Nine girls were initiated you remember, I told you all about them in the last issue?). The service was held in the Women's Lounge which was very beautifully decorated in keeping with the occasion. In spring term, we are going out to Drexel Lodge for a week-end, and have a bang-up good time together. (We may also talk about our future plans for next year.) Amusement? Of course! There is to be a dance on Saturday night, and who can imagine a more lovely place to have a dance? (I wish all of you could see it and be there with us to enjoy the week-end. Consider this an invitation if you like.) And then, Dot Kraiss will be there too, and will probably have us all going home hysterical. Fun?- you bet! It is hard to realize, isn't it?-that this is the last PHOENIX issue for this year. Where, oh where, has this year gone? It seems just a few months ago since we came back to school in September, and now, here it is, almo t time m say adieu. There are some of us who are leaving for good and for others it is only a rest period until next year. To those who are seniors, Nu Nu sends its heartiest congratulations, and best wishes for success. To those who are coming back next year, may we say that we sincerely hope that this year has been one of the happiest E that ou have ever known . mily C. Tabor.
THE PHOENIX XI XI CHAPTER NEWS We had a second rush week and we all had a grand time. The high light of the week, as you might call it, was a luncheon at Luccas, an Italian restaurant which has just opened up in Los Angeles. It is very popular for one can get so much delicious food for a very low price. The thing which delights everyone is the fact that you are given a 路box of tiny cakes to take home, just like the ones that have been served with the ice cream. The room is fixed like an Italian street with tiny houses. There are even street lamps and doves sitting on the wires. It is really quite jolly. Our next affair was a luncheon on the campus and then on Saturday a beach party at Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro. We had a grand time there, playing around and walking out on the break-water. Quite a number of the navy boats were in the harbor and it made a delightful sight from the living room of the cottage. They are so large and imposing but they really look beautiful and peaceful as they rest at anchor. Our last affair路 was a buffet supper at the home of Ethel Tobin, one of our "Alums." Her delightful colonial home made a lovely setting for our last affair.
* * * Hear! Hear! As a change from the usual "Fight On" and Rally Homecoming Days, this semester marks the innovation of the "Intellectual Homecoming." The day will be characterized by various talks, to be given by outside speakers as well as our own professors, which are predicted to be quite interesting and informing to our sage graduates. It is thought that undergraduates do not have time for serious thought on anything really intellectual; what with elections (we're in the throes of one now), and finals, and term papers the poor dears don't seem to know what it's all about. Of course term papers are intellectual, but one doesn't feel so smugly righteous about it if one has to be informed. Anyway, maybe one of my profs will speak and I'll get out of a class. If so, with fiendish glee I will probably go swimming and then in a fe w years walk miles to her him speak at an Intellectual Homecoming. Such is life-at any rate it is an interesting experiment and promises to be a success. Bayonne Gt路ay.
* * * Ditch night for the pledges-just an old sorority custom, or so Bayonne Gray, our house president, told us. So we four innocent Xi Xi pledges-Louise Petersen, Rosa Matthews, June Howell, and Vivian Hollen---chose a "quiet" Monday night and dared the wrath of the Goddesses (actives, to you!) by "ditching out."
We kept our plans darkly secret, or so we thought; but something must have leaked out. We began to hear rumors of a strange Monday meeting when the actives would be active, for once, at those menial and vaudevillian tasks which usually fall to the lot of pledges, a night when pledges might loll, once more, in poppied ease . . . . as Margaret put it, every dog should have his day. But to us, it all sounded-well, a bit improbable. We agreed with Margaret, however, (don't pledges always agree?) , but our tongues were in our cheeks. Yes, we said to one another, over the dishes, every dog should, oh, take his day, or night. So we hardened our hearts and perfected our plans, successfully getting over those sentimental moments when we half decided not to do it. At the appointed hour we met. As if by a common impulse, we marched in a body upon the stronghold of the English department office, from whose secretarial desk we kidnapped by force our beloved ex-president, Anna Gassaway. Swathing the struggling figure in heavy gunny-sack, we made a perilous getaway in June Howell's roadster. We drove first into Hollywood, (U. C. L. A. is nearly eleven miles out of the city), to Louise Petersen's home, where we played rumknuckle for an hour or so with much hilarity and merry recrimination. Then we piled into the car again and whizzed away to Lucca's, the worldfamous Italian Cafe, recently opened in Los Angeles. Anyone who has been in San Francisco knows Lucca's on the Italian water front, knows the quantities of Italian nectar and ambrosia served there as food. Reaching the cafe at five o'clock and so avoiding the worst of the rush hour, we managed to get one of the cabin-like booths that line one side of the cafe. And the food! -first came enormous bowls of salad, then soup, then anchovies, olives, onions, pickles, all the hors d'oeuvres under the sun, then the piles of ravioli and spaghetti. One has a choice of five entrees next, and the menu says "You may have all of them if you so wish." But to this apparent madness there is a method, as the waiter pointed out to us, for the huge quantities of spaghetti one has already consumed has done its work, and one does not take advantage of this generous offer. Then comes black coffee, a rainbow ice cream cake, and the famous pastry with brandy in it, which one takes home in long, thin boxes provided for the purpose. We finally managed to get up slowly and walk out, smiling and somnolent, piling into the car once more, this time to the "cinema." And "Cavalcade" was a perfect end to a perfect evening, we all agreed. As for next week, when punishment shall hang heavy, heavy over our heads,-well may the Goddesses have mercy on Olfr souls! Vivian Hollen.
THE PHOENIX PI PI CHAPTER NEWS We have come To the conclusion That Free verse Was invented By A columnist Who Had space To fill And nothing In particular To say. This "verse" recently appeared in the columns of our weekly paper at State, and it surely fits the present needs of Pi Pi's editors very nicely. Things just haven't been happening around here lately. Our special initiation has been about the only big date on our calendar. Mary Powers, who was general chairman, has written the following account of the initiation: For the past two years there has been but one rush season a year on our campus; hence we have but one annual initiation. This year, although Panhellenic regulations remain the same, one initiation could not suffice-there was a very real demand and necessity for another. We had three pledges who wished to become full-fledged members, and, above all, we had a faculty member who promised to become our new advisor and thus be one of us. Margaret Baldwin, Margaret Houston, and Evangeline Leave were the initiates, and Mrs. Heyman the advisor. National inspection conincided with the initiation date, so Mrs. Fuller, and Miss Bell were present. The Buffalo Athletic Club was the scene of the activities, which began at four o'clock. This was followed by dinner where the PHoENIX furnished the theme around which the program was built. Vernabelle Bartlett as toastmistress, welcomed Mrs. Heyman. The speakers included Evangeline Leave, Mrs. Fisher, president of the ex-collegio chapter, and Mrs. Fuller. Dancing in the ballroom was the final feature of another great day for Pi Pi. Mary A. Powers. By the time this issue of the PHOENIX is published we'll all be looking forward to our annual house party. The first week-end after school is out we take a cottage and swim, dance, sing, and make an awful lot of noise for the entire week-end. And speaking of vacation . . . . . If any of you Alpha Sigs visit Niagara Falls this summer be sure to stop off at Buffalo and look us up.
Some ambitious Pi Pi's will probably be taking advantage of the summer session so you'll be able to locate us through the college (Buffalo State Teachers). We really are sincere in extending this ,invitation to stop at Buffalo a while and become acquainted with our chapter. Adios until next fall. Ethel Schutt.
The Surprise Shower Surprise of surprises! Both brides were joyfully surprised with the shower which we gave for them last Monday evening, April 3路 Mrs. Grey Groves and Mrs. Keyster Rardin were the guest of honor at a shower given for them at the chapter house. Each bride thought that the party was to be for the other one and they were both quite joyfully fooled. Each of the brides received an electric waffle iron which was given by the sorority. Individual gifts consisting of miscellaneous articles were also given to each of the girls. After the joy of opening the gayly tied parcels the remainder of the evening was spent in playing bridge and dancing. The bridge tallies were in a color scheme of gray and blue. There were about six tables of bridge. Refreshments were served to the entire membership of the sorority, and Mrs. Vivian Richardson, House-Chaperone.
Spring House Cleaning Spring is here! When we think of spring we look at the sorority house and see that it has a dreary, wintry look, the curtains are faded and the walls are beginning to look old and ugly. With spring comes beautiful, cheerful colors of pink, blue and green. The trees lose their dark ugly color and become a helm of green; the Bowers and roses blossom in their beautiful buds of all colors; the birds return from the South with their coats of red and blue, but lo! the sorority house has a wintry look! We cannot live in a house that is bare looking in the spring so we must ha~e curtains that remind us and that are in harmony with the Rowers and trees. The best thing that I can recommend is spring house cleaning. Wash the rugs and curtains, get a can of paint for the porch furniture, wash or paint the woodwork so that the light rays of sunshine fall across the room and there will be no dust in the corner or a dull color of woodwork to show, but a shiny floor that will play up to the sunshine. Girls put a skirt on your dressing table. What could be prettier than a pleated skirt of a tiny flowered something that matches the curtains? This will give forth the cheerfulness of spring and when we sit down to our dressing table in the morning before we go to an eight o'clock class, we see the tiny roses around our table and the frown will fade from our face and a smile will appear. How will we clean house? The answer is: "Preps get to work!"
THE PHOENIX What Alpha Sigma Alpha Means to Me The first semester of my freshman year in college I did not take a sorority, but when the second semester began the Alpha Sigs rushed me and after carefully thinking over why I liked the girls I decided to take Alpha Sig. Alpha Sigma Alpha has put a new feeling into college for me. School now is not just so many classes but I strive for something. I must make good grades to become initiated. Therefore, I study just a little harder so that the actives will feel that they have not a dumb prep but one that is worthy to someday become a good Alpha Sig. The first time that I was required to do a "house-duty," I thought, "Oh, how I wish I was an active, so I could say to a prep: 'Get to work!'" After a time I got into the habit of doing these things and did not forget that they must be done. There are a great many duties of a prep but I really enjoy them, and am living in hopes that someday I'll be an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha.
A Prep's Life I will never forget how excited and thrilled I was when I was told I could take a sorority. The girls in the sorority house made it sound like it would be all fun and play. But after being pledged the actives changed from their sweet and kind dispositions to that of hardened masters and they started telling me right away what I had to do. I will always remember how they made me, when speaking to them, call them by their last names; stand up when they would come in the room; hold the door for them when they walked in, but most of all I will remember having _to do "house-duties." After all these things I am proud and glad that I can say I am an Alpha Sig and I still have one consolation! won't be a prep all my life!
Coming Events April 17. The social meeting will be held at the sorority house. All members will have dinner at the house and special stunts will be the program for the evening. April 21. The Mother's Club are giving us a dinner bridge. May 13. The Alumnae and Active chapters are giving the Mother's Club a party in honor of Mother's Day. May 13. Panhellenic formal which is to be held at the Highland Country Club. May 19. The May Festival in which all the Alpha Sigs are participating. Mildred Inman.
THE PHOENIX SIGMA SIGMA CHAPTER NEWS Oh me, our little town is in a sad state indeed. Two things have happened here to cause our grief. Sigma Sigma girls were actually so low in their minds tonight that Audre had to excuse us early. Let me impart the sad news to you, dear sisters. In the first place "Duck" Lowden went to Denver last Tuesday and we are lost without her. We are all walking around with long faces waiting for her to be back among us. And next, our club house burned down last night and so now we have no good place to hold our formal. And just when our plans were coming along so nicely too. Our formal is to be the sixth of May and is to be carried out as a garden party. We are at work now on the butterflies. We want to have a number of tables separated from the dance floor by Rower-covered lattice work and if one of us turns out to be ingenious enough we want a fountain too. Rose Marian Poe is making our programs and Dona Donahue and Evelyn Gleason are in charge of the decorations so we are bound to have a lovely dance. Our annual Mother's Day banquet is to be the seventh so our Mother's can also enjoy the dance while they are here. We think quite a few mothers will take the Mother-Patroness degree this year but we are not yet sure just how many. The last Alpha Sig affair held in the ill-fated club house was an open house on February 18. We decorated it with red and white streamers and A. S. A. pennants. Then too, we had a dandy orchestra and that always helps any dance. March 22 we took the sorority test in the college accounting room . We were a worried bunch of girls for a while but most of us came out with an 0. K . by our name. And now we are hopefully looking forward to our formal Mother's Day, graduation and vacation. We sincerely hope that all your anticipations are as nice as ours, and so until next year- Auf Wiedersehn.
• • • Springs may come and springs may go, but our winters go on forever. We are sitting around, calmly awaiting our first, last, and only day of spring, and then we shall go out and play a game of baseball, tennis, soccer, hockey, ring-around-the-rosey, and drop the handkerchief. We have to play them all in one day and then kiss our balmy spring goodbye. On second thought, our spring may come on Sunday, and then we would miss our games. Hi-Ho-Lack-a-day. The trees are budding, birds are building their nests, and spring lovers are getting married. Advice to future old maids-join Alpha Sig and get married-men guaranteed. What more, I ask, can any sorority offer. However, this is supposed to be a symphony on Women's Sports· but really I am writing on the subject because it is sporty to catch a man. I am referring to a marriage which took place yesterday. One
o~ our charming pledges accepted the vows of holy matrimony and decided to cut classes, and spend the afternoon on their motorcycle. In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts more serious than love . . Now for athletics. This was not a good athletic year for Sigma Sigma. We had the robust, healthy girls, but the Tri Sigs had stronger, more robust, healthier girls than we did, and therein hangs the tale. We had one dead eye basket shooter on the team in the shape and form of Lois Hillman. I wish I were a little flee a sittin' in the gym, I'd sit, and sit, and sit, and watch Lois Hillman a shootin' with vim. We have stars. and stars in every line of sports and when it comes to piano playing, we have the world at our feet . Six talented musicians to entertain us at any time. Two of our members and musicians took a trip for advertising purposes in behalf of the school. Ain't that something-! ask you. I think that I shall never read an article more terrible than this. But I shall not bore you further. Ruth Lowden.
TAU TAU CHAPTER NEWS Tau Tau's Diary March 6: Tau Tau announces the pledging of Louise Postlewaighte, Osborne. Louise is a sophomore and we all welcome her into our group. March 9: What a bustle there was around Pitts' apartment about five o'clock Thursday evening, March 9路 Pledges were busily engaged in preparing a Dutch lunch for their sorority mothers. Our lunch consisted of weiners, sauerkraut, pickles, cheese, egg sandwiches, apples and coffee. After eating we all assembled together for a lot of fun. Requirements were made of the pledges and we really entertained them. They had "Stooling" for us and we in turn requested each mother to sit in the corner on the floor while we told her good and bad points. Few know what went on after the "mothers" departed. Virginia Dague. March 25: Tau Tau certainly has splendid officers for the coming year. Shirley Baird is again president with a unanimous vote. Stella Hupfer, vice-president, and Eleanor Winters, treasurer, are also holding their offices for the second year. Elizabeth Eppstein, who has been secretary, has the office of registrar and rush captain (she just seems to make an everlasting good impression on rushees). The other officers are Luella Mollenkamp, secretary; Lela Pitts, editor; Dean Wiruth, chaplain; and Freda Denman, college representative. Shouldn't Tau Tau go a long way with such splendid officers. March 28: Whoops, the Alpha Sigs shone again in the all-school basketball tourney. We came out third with two independent teams ahead of us. Stella Hupfer, Dean Wiruth, Luella Mollenkamp, Lela
THE PHOENIX Pitts, Katherine Parsons, Shirley Baird, and Freda June Denman did the heavy work. Freda was our captain and we're proud to say she was high point girl in the tourney, scoring 76 points. I know that Shirley would never forgive me if I did not mention the skinned knees and the bruises. April 3: This evening Dean Wiruth was initiated. We are certainly glad to welcome her into our group. After the service Miss Mae Paul entertained at her new aparment with a buffet supper for actives of the chapter. The supper was delicious and of course the chatter which accompanied it. After supper, we had our regular meeting. April 8: Our annual spring party! Wayne Hunt's orchestra played for the dancing. Miss Pareicia Start and Mass Mae Louise Parsons assisted at the punch table, and Van Hartman and Douglas Crotty, announced dances. A specialy by members of Miss Helen Frances Bice's dancing class was a feature. There were so many alumnae and their husbands and dates present that every one voted it the best party of the season. Future dates of the sorority are May 1, Open House; May (? ), Picnic; May 25, Initiation and Farewell Breakfast, and May (?), the installation of officers. Beth Harkness.
Who's Who (Copied from the Hays State College Leader) Beth Harkness Beth was born in Hays, and graduated from the Liberal, Kansas, High School. She is majoring in Spanish, and working for an A.B. degree. Her ambition is to some day tour France and Spain as a foreign representative. Her hobby is making quilts-just a good oldfashioned girl. Her quilts rank among the best at quilt shows. I am not an authority on the subject, but after seeing some of her work, I wasn't surprised. Beth has started her own library, and spends hours at a time reading such authors as Ibsen and Ibanez. Good Housekeeping and the Golden Book are among her choice magazines. She is of English and GermanFrench descent (you will notice that it includes most of the powers of Europe). No, Beth is not a shortened form of Elizabeth. She has been president and treasurer of Alpha Sigma Alpha, and is assistant editor of this year's annual. In other words she does the work Shirley doesn't like. Beth has been a member of the Engli;h Club, Chorus, Y. W C. A., and Panhellenic from time to time.
In Appreciation An opportune moment brought to me An acquaintance of one most dear; And in that moment were revealed Memories I shall always revere.
A sunny smile and polished soul A hand clasp with a thrill, Words were spoken with careful thought Their purpose to fulfill. More intimate friendship has revealed, A character with a will; One who is able to do and say The very best thing in the very best way. Tau Tau girls, are you able to guess, Whom these memories might suggest? May life's richest blessings on her befall Our faculty advisor, Miss Mae Paul.
In Memoriam CATHERINE EvELYN CRANDALL,速速, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Crandall of Northern Maine Junction, passed away very suddenly at St. Mary's General Hospital, Lewistone, Maine, on Tuesday evening, February fourteenth. She had studied at the University of Maine Graduate School the first semester of this year, but obtained a position the first part of the new year at North Jay, Maine. While at North Jay, she contracted a severe case of influenza, which developed into pneumonia and paralysis of the larynx. -She was apparently recovering after three weeks of illness, when her heart, weakened by the long strain, failed. She had eaten her supper and was allowed to sit up in a big chair in her room for a little while after that. She complained of being tired, so the nurse put her back into bed. She was there just a few minutes when she passed away. Kit was initiated into Alpha Sigma Alpha in the fall of 193r. She had charge of the Rushing the second semester last year. Her luncheons and the final party for the "Rushees" were very enjoyable. Then it was always Kit who planned all the supper parties we had at the "Rooms" last year. Kit left us in June 1932 with her "sheepskin" under her arm, but promising to be with us again at the Convention in 1934. We know that she will be with us then and for all time in spirit, because Alpha Sigma Alpha was a thing that she treasured.
The Sorority and Religion Since the week of March 12 was National Educational Week in all the Presbyterian churches, there was a special church service for college students at the Hays Presbyterian Church Sunday morning. The members of all the sororities and fraternities on the campus attended in their respective groups.
The sermon given by Dr. Vandervelt, Dean of Men at the College of Emporia, concerned the development of the child from a religious standpoint and was very interesting. Alpha Sigma Alpha was glad of the opportunity to attend the pecial service which helped us to realize that in religious and spiritual matters we can be a social unit and the spiritual-social unity can help us to better understand and appreciate each other.
PSI PSI CHAPTER NEWS Psi Psi is happy to announce its officers for the coming year: President ..... . .... .. . . . .. Anna Mae Davenport Vice-President ......... . .......... Fannie Faulk Secretary . . ................ . .. ... Francis Carroll Treasurer ....... . ... . .... Mary Elizabeth Carroll Chaplain . ... . . . ..... . ... . ....... ... Beth Ricks Editor . . . . . . ..... ..... . . . Madalene Derrick Collegiate Representative . . . . . . . . . . . Olla Johnson Registrar ........... ............. . . Ladi Tucker The installation service was to me one of our most beautiful and impressive. The girls all in white, the vari-colored candles, the room fittingly decorative and the spirit of our exemplars present, we took the vows of office. It gives us hope and courage to see the work the old officers have done, something to look forward to, to do faithfully all of the tasks as well as they and strive to add more to our chapter and in turn to the whole sorority.
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Ting-a-ling. The faithful old alarm clock goes off. It is only five o'clock, but out of bed the Alpha Sigs come. What can it be all about? The pledges and new members are entertaining with a sunrise breakfast. We 'don' the knickers, sailor pants, old dresses, pajamas, just anything comfortable, everyone so sleepy they hardly know the nature of their costume. On to the dining hall steps, where the rest are gathering from all the 'dorms.' "Let's go before I fall asleep again." "Look we are up before the sun. " "Well let's go, everyone is here.'' And off we go back, pass the dairy, over the hills and through the dais to the pine grove. Finding what we consider a good A Tri o from Psi Psi place to build a fire, the ex-campfire girls build one. The tin cans full of water go on, so we can have our morning coffee. "Bacon," did someone mention bacon, it is nowhere to be found, so two pledges start back to civilization for the bacon. Meanwhile we talk, and plan for our "house party" this summer. When they returned with the bacon, we fried it, scrambled and fried eggs, made toast and continued drinking coffee. Famished, we were starved, those oranges were hardly needed as appetizers. You may rest assured there was nothing to bring home. We roamed around in the woods, played ball, etc. It was only eight o'clock but we came back to "dress up" and finish a delightful Sunday.
* * * The spring term is divided into two, which allowed Lilbourne, our out-going president, to finish. We certainly hate to see her go, but congratulate her on the completion of her work. At the end of next term Eulalie and Edna Jewel finish. We wish for them as useful lives from now on as they have had in Alpha Sigma Alpha at L. S. N. C. As we lose we gain, we pledged two new girls Thursday-Kathleen Skinner and Doris McCray, both of Shreveport.
THE PHOENIX OMEGA OMEGA CHAPTER NEWS Omega Omega is rather short of Chapter News for this issue. The only thing we have planned for the present or the immediate future is rushing. But that is important, isn't it? Rushing started Monday of this week (March 13). It will continue for about two and a half weeks. We have been taking girls to lunch every day so far. On Tuesday, we are going out to Murray Dam, a short distance from the college, and are having a picnic lunch. Of course, each girl always pays for her own lunch, or brings her own lunch at these "rush" luncheons. Our list of rushees now numbers about twenty-five girls, but, of course, that will dwindle down as the rushing season progresses. Our informal party is the traditional overnight mountain party, to be held on March 18 and 19. It will again be held at lone Wright's cozy log cabin at Suncrest. We are leaving San Diego early Saturday afternoon, and are returning early Sunday morning. None of us are expecting to obtain any sleep during thaf night, for-you know how girls are! We feel that we can safely say that so far our mountain parties have been very sucessful, and we hope that this one will be a bigger .success than any previous one. Our formal affair will be a dance to be given Saturday evening, March 25, from nine to one o'clock. Dartley Hall, the place where the party is to be held, is a comfortable and home-like house, with a large, open fireplace, and with beams in the ceiling. The Mardi Gras idea will be carried out in the decorations, with balloons, confetti, and all that goes with them. Refreshments and decorating are in the hands of our very efficient Social Committee, headed by Julia Moreland. Hats off to them! And we all feel that this will be a grand party. We only hope that the rushees think so, too. · Well, Omega Omega bids you all au revoir now, and hopes to hear from you in the PHOE IX for next year. Ellen Christenson.
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Omega Omega is very happy to announce the pledging of six girls. They are Mary Greason, Helen LaZelle, Margaret Standish, Marion Standish Jessie Walker, and Ruth Walker. The impressive candlelight ceremony was held at eight o'clock on Wednesday evening, April 5, in the beautiful home of Mary Couvrette. We wish that all of you Alpha igs could have been there with us to greet our six nice, tall pledges. We know you would like them immensely.
Omega Omega has elected her officers for next year, too. They are as follows: President . . . ...... . ............ Mary Couvrette Vice-President . . .... ............ Bernice St. Clair Treasurer .......... ... .. ......... . Ruth Bradley Secretary .. ........ . .... Ellen Christenson Registrar ..... . . . ...... . ... . ...... . . Julia Green Chaplain . .. ........... ... ..... . . . Mabel Tilton Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .... . . Julia Moreland Collegiate Representative . . . . . . Marion Hammond We know that these officers will be very efficient in conducting Omega Omega's business during the next year. Ellen Ch1â€˘istenson.
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