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slated for all of the entertainment of the evemng which included original sorority songs and a clever original skit. Previous to the yuletide season, back in the month of November, 1943, the Alpha Sigs were all a part of the huge Homecoming war bond drive then being sponsored by the students of Emporia State. After a month of bond selling entertainments, provided by the students and faculty, fast talking, and hard selling, the school chalked up a total of $100,432 worth of bonds sold in this Homecoming project "to bring the boys home sooner." As a climax to the drive a gala coronation ball was held at which Peggy Pedagog, time-honored Homecoming queen, was crowned as queen of the Lyon county war bond drive. A candidate from each social organization on the campus was chosen to enter the contest for this title. Epsilon Epsilon Alpha Sigs were justly proud of their candidate, Ardis Jean Riegle, of Emporia, who, when the contest closed, was runner up for Peggy's crown having received the second largest number of votes from the bonds and stamps bought in her name. November also saw formals and lace when our thirteen Alpha Sig pledges presented for the active members of the chapter the annual pledge party dance. "Stardust" was its theme with all decorations in silver and white and a large shinning star overlooking the dance floor. Chocolates ha~e been passed twice of late at the Epsilon Epsilon house. Joanne Wallis, Alpha Sig pledge from Emporia, announced her engagement to Virgil Hurt, former Sigma Tau student at the college who is now in service; and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Caywood in November announced the birth of a future Alpha Sig sweetheart, to be named Michael Keith. Mrs. Caywood is the former Miss Barbara Ladner, of Emporia, a 1941 member of the chapte r. One Epsilon Epsilon a lumn ~ is right in line with Uncle Sam. Vida Bower, of Parsons, a 1943 graduate, is a yoeman 3/ c in the SPARS and only recently was appointed a recruiting officer now stationed at Roanoke, Va . With thoughts of initiation, another rush week and even spring close in the future, this closes the news for now. Lots of love in Alpha Sig, HAZEL LLOYD.

ZETA ZETA Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Missouri

Dear Alpha Sigs: Hello everyone and greetings again from Zeta Zeta -and special greetings to our new chapter, Beta Kappa. Here we are-with the winter term well under way and with everyone still in there "pitchin'." One of the highlights from Zeta Zeta since last we met was the trip our prexy, Patsy Magee, took to Macomb, Illinois on October 23-24 to help install Beta Kappa chapter at Western Illinois College. Patsy and Sue Covey, president from last year, went to Macomb

with Mrs. Wilma Sharp, our national president, and from all reports we've heard, the whole affair was really something. Best wishes to our new chapter, Beta Kappa! On November 17, we pledged four girls, Doris Martin, Helen Boltz, Barbara Lee Holmes, and Alice Fisher. Too, our active- membership has been increased, Sue Raker, Rosalie Clark, Kathryn Thurston, and Oletha Skidmore, having become active recently. On November 3, we entertained our alumn~ and patronesses with an informal party at the chapter house. The guests came dressed as typical college girls when they were in college. Both the undergraduates and the alumn~ staged a mock sorority meeting, which represented meetings then and now, and both proved to be quite entertaining. Juanita Merrifield and Joan Turnbow gave their version of "Pistol Packin' Mama" and the group sang various sorority songs. Approximately forty-five were present, and refreshments of coffee and cake were served. Founders' Day this year was observed in a much different way-but, even though we erred from the tradition of having a formal banquet, the occasion was equally as nice as it has been in the past. We were guests路 of Mrs. Gladys Magee at a covered dish dinner. Fifty members attended the party. In the "hats off" department featuring Joan Turnbow who recently gave a voice recital which was really wonderful. May the new year be a really big one for every member 路of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Yours in ASA, Lu SPARKs.

ETA ETA State Teachers College, Pittsburg, Kansas

Dear Alpha Sigs: The month to which we all look forward so eagerly is here, but this year, we cannot think of Christmas quite so joyously or so selfishly, because with our brothers, sweethearts, and even some with fathers in service, our homes and hearts will have an empty feeling. No, this year, we must think of Christmas, not in terms of what we expect to receive in material gifts, but as the birthday of Christ, and pray that joy and peace will again come to the world. However, all students are happy to have a short vacation in which to recuperate from the grind and constant rush which school life brings. The Alphas at K. S. T. C. are trying hard to keep the scholarship cup which is now in our possession, and to impress the pledges with their responsibility in helping us keep our academic standing. On the social calendar for the Alphas is a formal dance, scheduled for December r8th . Since this is our first formal dance for the semester, we are looking forward to it eagerly. Most of our school parties and activities have ended at an early hour, because with the Navy V-12 program on the campus, our sailor lads have to be in not later than ten on week nights.

Profile for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority

Asa phoenix vol 29 no 2 jan 1944  

Asa phoenix vol 29 no 2 jan 1944