News Letters - Alumnae Chapters AKRON, OHIO Our own AEA never seems so close to us as on Founder's Day. This is particularly true in our Akron Alumna: Chapter. We all look 拢orward to the November meeting as a highlight of the year for at that time in all sincerity" it seems we renew again our true vows and high purposes in a grand sisterhood.
First Row- Louise H olt, Lil Greer, Marjorie Miranda. Second Row-Emma Blythe, H elen Snyder, Gwen Spiers, Clara Kuney.
Beth Washko and Lil Greer arranged our very nice program this year at the Mayflower Hotel. 路 A beautiful birthday cake with candles on either side was a very attractive centerpiece for the table. The cake was decorated with flowers of red and white and across the top in letters of gold was written "Happy Birthday AEA". Incidentally, it fairly melted in our mouths. Following our dessert of cake, parfait and coffee we all participated in the impressive National Founders' Day Service. Everyone joined in singing several of our Sorority songs. We are having lots of fun knitting and in a short time, I am sure one Afghan will be finished. Everybody now is in a busy whirl of shopping and Holiday preparations. Let's hope we all survive. Our congratulations to you, Private Virginia C . Schwartz, U. S. M. C. W. R. We are proud of you. Yours in AEA, MARJORIE
ALVA, OKLAHOMA Greetings: Another due date fo r news coming up and here I am with none as usual. The last two months have been rather dead around here. ow that Thanksgiving (and a quiet one at that) is over, we have our annual Christmas party to which to look fo rward. The undergrad uate chapter is entertai ning us thi s year. I understand the date is set for December 10. Our October meeting was at the home of Edna
Donley. There was a nice group present and we all had a grand time. We held our Founders' Day dinner November 13 at the home of Ada Lane. Usually we have a formal dinner but this year we decided on an informal affair, and truthfully, ,I believe everyone enjoyed it more. We furnished the food and served it buffet style. And it was really good-much better than any restaurant cooking, naturally! Of course, I'll admit we nearly worked Ada to death getting it ready, but it was worth it. You should have seen her running around trying to get enough points for a ham-we were all tired of chicken-and she did it. That was absolutely the best ham I ever tasted! Ada has a perfect basement for such a dinner. The large room, set with quartette tables, was decorated with streamers of our alumna: colors, palm green and gold-in one end of the room was the serving table . Believe it or not, the relishes for the dinner served as centerpieces for the quartette tables, and clever they were, too. After dinner we went upstairs for our program. Miss Shockly read the Founders' Day Proclamation by \Vilma Wilson Sharp. There was a vocal solo by Florine Roseboom and a piano solo by Catherine Littel. .Six of the college girls sang "Faith of Our Founders." 路 Luella Harzman, our 路President, gave the talk of the evening, the history of ASA . Yes, we had a nice time-and personally, I didn't even mind staying to wash dishes . I rather like informal dinners . Best wishes to Doris Vore! She and Sergeant Harlon Goodwin of the Alva Prisoner of War Camp were married recently . Oh, yes, Barbara Card Dunn is getting along nicely, thank you. Bruce R. Dunn was born a couple of weeks ago. Though he'll never truly be an Alpha Sig, perhaps some day he can talk his girl friend into joining Alphas. Suppose? We were glad to have Phyllis Rahe, Barbara's sister, here for awhile. She has gone to Houston, Texas, now to join her husband who is in the Air Corps. I'm glad to see Bertha Alice Green Peebles back in Alva after living a year in California. At least someone prefers Oklahoma! I understand they'll be in Wich ita after Christmas. Guess that's about all for now-maybe there'll be more news next time. ERL LE
BUFFALO, NEW YORK Founders' Day meeting-and what a pleasant evening we Alums had with our Actives, who rate congratulations as to the perfect hostesses. One could easily join a tour of inspection of the new chapter house ; then return contentedly to "oh" and