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the evening, a lovely dinner at Webster Hall with our traditional gardenia corsages for everyone as favors and the latter part of the evening was spent playing cards at Audrey Miller's spacious home. We have been fortunate in having several Alpha Sig visitors, former girls of this campus, either on the way across country to join a husband in the service or returning home after farewells of men going over seas. We are all pulling together in that this strife we are now going through will soon be over. Alice Shanks Spann, and baby, our president of a few years back, stopped over two days on her journey from California to Misissippi; Justine Kelleher Talley and son were returning to her native state from California; Francis Gazzoil Griffee en route to New York; Lou Anna Banks Mion has _returned for an indefinite time; Mabel Covert Cole joined us for lunch one day and Evelyn Barlett Myers, former sponsor of ours was greeting friends for a few minutes on her way east. The absolute climax of the year so far was the three day visit of our national vice-president, Mrs. Reinard Schlosser of Denver. She arrived conveniently on Friday evening to attend the fall play which was Maxwell Anderson's "Saturday's Children." One of the new pledges, Ruth Fogg, had a character role and gave a good performance, well deserving of comment. We will hear more about her in the dramatic field, I'm sure! The following afternoon the alumna: entertained with a lovely tea at the home of Evelyn Frasier, with representatives from the faculty and officers of the other sororities as outside guests. In between conferences with active chapter, alums and pledge chapter, Mrs. Schlosser also attended the YWCA Christmas vesper service Sunday afternoon and the college fine arts concert that evening. We were sorry she couldn't remain with us longer but we gained so very much from her short visit that we hope she will return again soon and will be able to stay longer. Our last regular meeting before the end of the quarter was a social get together consisting of a Christmas party with the pledges planning the fun and frolic. We all participated in singing carols, exchanging gifts and enjoying light refreshments. So here's good-bye 'til next time and more joy for Alpha Sigs in the New Year! EvELYN SLANE.

TAU TAU Fort Hays Kansas State College, Hays, Kansas Dear Alpha Sigs : First of all we want to wish all of you the happiest a nd most joyous Christmas se3.son possible and may the New Year hold within it the answer to your fondest wishes. Our winter formal was a grand success. It was truly a winter one as the first snow fell just two days before it. We had a buffet dinner before the dance at Miss Mae Paul's apartment, which, I might add is

our sorority home since we do not have a house this year. Many things have happened since school started. Verna Jane Thompson, senior, and treasurer and pledge master of our chapter, was elected to Womans Leadership this fall, an honor of which she is truly deserving. Everyone truly enjoyed the Founder's Day Program, during which Mrs. Motz, one of our patronesses gave a book review. The Alpha Sigs were in charge of decorations for the Panhellenic formal which drew "ohs" and "ahs" as they were viewed. The pledges came through Courtesy Week with flying colors. \Ve were very 路proud of our pledges when they all passed the pledge test with no grade below 94 % . Here's again wishing you the best that God gtves for the holidays and all the days to come. Love in A. S. A., FRANCES LocKER.

PHI PHI Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, Maryville, Missouri

Dear Alpha Sigs: At the present Christmas seems to be the main topic discussed and everyone is in a hurry buying things and getting them mailed before December the tenth as our government has suggested. Also having snow makes us all in a wintry mood, with plenty of pep. The last few weeks we have been getting ready for initiation for our new members which was held at the house on Sunday afternoon, so now we have eight new actives which have proven to be good Alpha Sigs already. We have gone to different churches in groups as well as to major entertainments held at the college. We do have great fun together. As one of our projects for the year we bought little children's clothes and gave them to the needlework guild for the needy families . Some of the girls had quite a time picking out the clothes for the little tots. A new experience which I think they found quite enjoyable. Now that we have had formal initiation we are getting ready to send out bids next week before Christmas vacation. We are also going to have a party the Wednesday before vacation and exchange gifts and have fun . All the Greek organizations on the campus are going carolling before we go home. One thing we'll be plenty busy, with the annual Christmas Ball which will be a gay occasion. There, guess that about does Christmas up. It will be a little late when you get this greeting but we'll be thinking of all our Alpha Sig Sisters at the right time so here is wishing you all a very H appy New Year! PHYLLI S PRI CE.

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Asa phoenix vol 29 no 2 jan 1944  

Asa phoenix vol 29 no 2 jan 1944