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To tr:ose of you v.,rho initiate but once a year except under Here we are JUst f~n~shed with one initiation ~nd now we a re busy rushing at the opening of a nevv t e rm. :1lva h:Ls f ·Y-i.ii- terms each year, bt•t most of our rushing, pledging and initiation is confined to three l .. erms, -Fall, Spring and Surru:ner . Our recent initiation was not a large one~ for we added but three girls, Glenn McGill, Nelle Searcy and Georg~a Vi?ars. Glenn was one of the sig~ers of the petition from our Soros~s Club, but was sent off to Arizona by her physicia~ before Installation came. Nelle was another Sorosis girl, but she was so far away at Installat.iom time that she could not get back for it. Georgia is a girl that we bid last F~ll, but her parents asked her to wait until later in the year before pledging. Glenn and Nelle :n-11 graduate in July, but Georgia we hope to h ave with us a long time ~n spite of the fact that her home is off in Toxes. We shall not really lose Glenn and Nelle ' for they are town girls' and they Vlill be back for ctll holidc:ws 1 even if their positions should be at some distance from Alva. We nave quite a f ew rushees in tov.,r , all of them fine, and rve pope to be able to pl -3 dg e every ono of thern. DSE happens to ·r.rant some of them too, but we sha,ll rrork h ard to prove to them that LSA is mu~h to be pr ef erred. DSE is very much more our type than either PKS or SSS. The . t rro latter h a ve al·r.< ays gone after the frivolous girl, so we do not clash with them. DSE in new at Alva, but it is getting nell establishe d and is making a reput a tion -for i'tself, because it is going out for the worth vd1ile girls . Sorori t ies have been very much in evidence this past r.reek, for both SSS and DSE are installing chapters at the Kansas Stat e Normal School, located at Emporia , This is the Sch ool tha t Mrs. Reed visited vrhile on her Installation Tr~·p and where she ho pe d to int erest one of the thre e groups then on the campus. : .. s it happen e d, t he f a culty r:as very much oppo sed to the establishment of · Na tiona ls a ye ~ r ago, but for s ome reason cr other they see things diff erently now, and have permitted SSS and DSE to enter . The remaining group is one that was highly recommended by :Mrs. Reed at the time that she visited Enporia, and so, unless it has changed marl~edly within on e year, is just what we vrould want . We are glad to l{novf that our Extension ComrJi ttee has the situa tion in hand, for we ahould be glad to welcome a new chapter so near a s Emporia . It is too early in the new term for social affairs to be in full swing, but, since we wrote you last, we have had one delightful r;athering, a 'line' party at t e Rex Theatre, followed by a luncheon _ .:tfterwards. These were given to us by our Patronesses, Mrs. Share anct l.irs. Haines . School life is just beginning to take on character aft c the vacation . The most important thing on the program just now i s 11 'I'he Merchant of Venice 11 • Our ·Bess D::.wis is to take the part of Jesaica. GraceMMauntel1 Hist . except~~nal c~r?umstanc e s, Alva's meth ods may seem peculiar.


GREELEY The new term opemed on March 26th after a vacation of one week. All_of ~s are back with the exception of Clara Turner, who is st~l~ t?E~·~~1ng. 1n Oklah.oma, and Eli the McMurtry, who is in the Greel e}~ H~i:1p1ta.L vntl1 1nfla.J!lmatory rh eumatism. We were afraid for a while ~~1at R~ea Gillett could not retur ..l because of illness, b t we are g:!,::B,o r,o say that sh e matriculated with the IE'1t of us on opening day. Lside fr0m our sick sisters all the girls report a glorious VaTlation . . ~n.Denver where several of our girl s live, there were q,uit 8 Tne girls went to Grand opera and held te as at a few fest1v~t1 es. their hones· E0.i th Ra.:nsay , our P~ e s~ . dent, vil1 ose home is in Ida.ho , did n::>t atter!lp t that jou.rr~e y, but invi teo. three o:' the tovm g::.rls f or a Slumber P~.rty and Breal{£' at. the Ghapter Hou se. 'In ere was a ma tir ,ee vaudeville, followe d by the mo~.rj_es. That week there was a G1ee Club Concert given by the C<!>loracto Woman's Co llege . Just b efore vacation the cn~a.pter in:i t.i a ted the two Criswell girls, Ruth and Lillian . We are mor·e than Proud to call them siste ~>:"s, and are going to give .~.1em fir s t cha.nce at rushing this new ta::m · We have lam1.ed for a lot of rush J:Ja.rties dm:-ing the fir Gt two Wf;ek s. College work g rows harder as t he te:rm advances, so it is cust oL.:ary here to conc entrate on the rushing ana ge t ~-t out of the way early · We are h~ p :i. ng t o add some new materia ~. to t h e Chapter, for there are several attr EvJtive g:i.rls t hat W 8 may want , if closer acquaintance makes them seem no less uesi~able, The Campfire movement has ta~-;. en hold 'Jf the tovvn. Nearly all the churches have enthusiast j_c groups of Boy Scouts and Campf ire Girls . Quite recently th e Co l l ege· de cl ue d to g i ve credit for wo rl;: d one in this connection, e.nd so a nu.mber of the g i rls a r e going out fo r this delightful int e~(."8st. Edith Ramsay and Edith Taylor are in charge of girls at the Presbyterian Ch urch . Then one of our girls ~ Bls.nche Weidman, conc eived the idea of fo:::-ming a Camp for ol der g irls with a view to train t:1 em a.s ' guardt£ms '. It is doing e.bout the srune kind of v1or k that a you::.1.gor group would,. but it is doing it a little more serj_ously perhaps. Ju st at pre sent it is a tt en ding'First Lid' lectures, gi v.en by Dr . .t~.bbo t t~ DireGt c r of Physical Educ ati on. The girls in the group are I~da Ba~er; Za Eson, F.b.ea n ad Vera Gillett 1 Mi riam Fa>r.1e roy and Blanche" We Vv'Ju.J d recommend to our othe r Chapters most heartily thi s Com,:J.un i t y Coo pe:t·ati ve p lan for ge tting college credit for work done for the chu rche~ and libraries . I f one did not get credit for the time sp er.t· i n OY'f;EU1.iza tion, i n story-telli-ng, and the many outside dem a~1.ds. ma de on one 1 it woula not be possible for us to sandwich it into our daily li fe, i mpo r tant and educativ e a s it is. J."'.. gr eat honor has come to. Beta Be t e. . Last year when our Clara Turner was elect e d to t ~!e Pr e si dency of the Y.W . C.A . we did not dare hope that this sruae hono r would come to us twi ce in succession, for this presidency i s onG of ~he mo st i mr ortant things in coll e ge life and there is quite nQ.t.u raJ. ly a st:co:a.g de si r e on the part of the sororities to secure the e} tion . Eut. age:. :.n it has come to ;.s'-·~, anC.. "tviargueri te DuPuy is the one v;ho h as brcught j_ t to us. c ::u ,,:-a Turne r ·Na.s one of t he best th ... :.ssociation ever l le. .-1 tut 1>7e feel cor.:fi d ent H<::' t one of our g i rJ s i_3 l1 8.:;:J t hat Marg-u.erit-e will ec~u al he.c re cord . pier over this honor t h an is Sue C ~ry, our f ~ rst Chapter President ; -,7ho has tho int e rest of the group so ()lose to her heart the.t GJ.-Le ca:ne ·!Jack to spend her ;.pring v2.cation with us . :~da 1~. Bal"~ e r, 1-li s t..

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Th~ e~ose of the first month of the Spring 0,uarter finds lpha. Beta ~n excellent spirits, re joi .cing over the return of a;t.l the g~rls who ~mre in the Chapter c1urin8 the w~ .nter (}.ua.rter and some You li:now our School Year is divided tnto who we re not w~th us then" quarters, -~ha\·is we have four terms ea0h year called 0,uarter 1 and a t the beginn~n? of each there is, of co u rse 1 a Hatriculation Day . Quite often many g~rls drop out during the Spring mont~s, and so we do not have so large a chapter then as during the Winter. This time , contra~y to custom we have a larger chapter than last term, -t we~1.ty-two ac.t~ ves and two pledges . Lerma -and Lulu He.ll have returned from California, wherethey spent the Winter . is 'cack in School, much to our deJ'i"ght,but :Wulu is staying at home and being a practical houseke~per Ot hers who have returned are Rita Husted 1 Lucille Niclcell, Cecile Thompson and Hazel Whitelock . Lucill e is one of our last SL~mer finds, and ~e are.p~eased to tell you t~ she is assisting in Latin this Quarter~ ~n add~t~on to carrying regula:~ work in college . We have a new pledge and are pleased as can be to introduc·e her to you. She is Mildred Nulton, a Ki rksvi lle girl, who is equally VI/ell known for her sweetness and her musical ability . In spite of parental objection she has decided to be one of us, hoping to convince her father that we are what we claim to be. l~t a recent session we discussed the question, as suggested by Alpha, of supplying each initiate v'ri th a plain badge. We are hoping the proposal will not become a ruling, for the following reasons. If we should add the plain badge, we should then hav·e thr e e types, tn addition to our recognition pin. . Three badges, the plain, the pear}. sett made official by the Hiami Convention, and the pearl and ruby sett that prevailed before the Miami Convention, wo1J.I!:d make entirely too many for the public to become accustomed to recognizing . ug ~ in l i ' a girl has an unjewelled b a dge, she will keep extending the time of getting her pearl sett pin, tihile if she has none, she will be far more anxious to procure one. For tese reasons, and because the price of the jewelled badge is very reasona b l e and i t ·s beauty incomparable. to that of the plain pin, i1.lpha Beta hope&. most earnestly that :. . lpha 1 s proposition will not meet with f z.vor from the other chapters , Last week the active girls and some rushees were the guests of Miss Jewett at a luncheon served by the domestic science dep a rtment of the School . 1'~fterward lcodal;: pi ct.ures were ta.ken of ti:1e group, anc1 we•hope they will be &s pretty as they should be~ that we may follo w the suggestion of 1 s n apping 1 v.,ri th the other C:hap t.ers . Last Sa tur 011y afternoon , a number of us with a fe',v rus::1 e es attended a matinee movie at the Princess. The Spring weather brought out nev,r Spring ho..ts and suits, and our line of girls looked wonderfully attractive. Quite the most el r,bo r aJ.:.e and del i.ghtful function of the year for : .. lpha Be ta was th e Brea kfast given to the :~ c ti ves and ~"..lumnae b y four of our patronesses , ~1 rs . ?Iae De\Vj_t t Ha.mi l ton , ~.1rs , S , H , El li son, ll:rs . :C. M. Violett e u..nd Mrs . H . C. McC ahan . It was g iven in th e rronderfully b eautiful h ome of Mrs . i:-iarni l ton on :.~arch 31st. Our P a trone ss are quit e t h e mos t ch arminG l' o stes s es in t h e c.; ·y RMd t he y had pl a nned this affair mo s t earef ull y Av on ·~ o t h e · u se of ou r col ors e.n d f lo vve l~ s . ~·. . lpha Beta e.l-~m.y s hugs itself ·;lhen it t h i nl:s of its lu ck in ~e ttin['; t he f irst cho i ce of the tryvm \>rOmen f<>r i t s Pat r one ssGs, and comes away fro!n 8Very meeting wi t b. the.s e cu::!. tured, grg ciouo .

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matrons with strengthened a ' ·~· h ' . mo~ u~O Go become 'mmen of force ' cha r m and . po~se . · 8

to d t ~~~ . _Jewett h~, s. I? 2. ·SU0go s t i on W~'li Ch ou r Chapter deci de d THE a D~t.10N · .at of pub~~SJ.l~ng a Chapt er ~·.nnue,l ea, ch ye 2.r 1 to be called L D. Each g1rl 28 to cont ri bute at 1e~st one ua~ e to the collect·1 o · th · · ' ·- "' - .. 'o h 0 t n, e~ or JOkes , cartoons , porson&l matters, koda k p ictu r e s , ?r w ' ever sne, th 0 wholo' to b e e dited , a ed a nd bound 1n p ormame~t form by a commi tte0 of s eniors Our p l a n is to h e,ve t h e u.~nunl ren.d1ng a t the meetj_ng ·;vhen we insta ll t h e offic e r s f or the coo 1ng ¥ear . 'rhe announcem e:.'lt of the enc;a.gement. of Eul a Eu l l b rought a noth~r matter u;) for discus s ion, -the lo aning of t h o sorority ilin to men, It 1 c rather the custom out i n t his se c t ion of t he c ountry for girls to_excha~e fr a t E: rnity pins with mon just as an expression of fri endsh1p · Ue know· tha t goo d t as t e d om:'.n cl.s t h r.t t h is shot..i.ld n ot be done , except ·w here there is a d of' ini t o en gagement to marry, but s orority ~irls been v e ry c ~re: e G s ~bout t h is ma tt e r. ~lphn. Beta thought 1 t bos~ ~o pass n ru~ing thnt none of i ts girl s s iwul d ever extend the pr1 V1leg; of · weo..r1ng :.ho :.S i~ pin to a ny rr.c.n , unles s hs 2, token of betrotho..l l pho.. :a ot a f ee ls t hc..t t he me~ning of t h e pin is nltoge the r too sc:..cred to h o.v e it put t o o..n y but c, s or·ious us c . In the midst of our r o j oioi n c over t h o happiness of Eula ancl ~he rumored joy of other wembe1. . s of .:.lph a Det a .our Chap t ~r was plunged J.n sorrow by nevvs of the sudden de ath of t h e mother of Loui s e Estill / one of our activ e girls. . Ei s s Jewe tt rront home <7itl". a t onc e , Elizabeth Gri gsby and Maurine Spa rJrs vien·c over t o ;.robe rly f or the funeral , 'l'he Chap t e r se:.1 t a bu~ch of jonquil s and tho gi rls nhere Ld>uise hoarded s ent pink ro se s . Vle were .a fra id tha t Lou ise mi ght not be ab~e to r e turn to Sch ool , a s her gr andmo t h e r , fromorly Dee.n of :7omen at the Univers i ty of liissouri , i s rather f r e,il , but Louise has come back to g r e,du a t e. On r :~ lurmo..o g c.v o a t on. , conp linont a r y to t h o .~c ti ves 2-nd · th e Po.tronosses . on :l.pril 14th nt t~1 o p r ott.y r os i donc o o:? lir s. •.: . G. Fout , mother of our r1rs . Bro t t , The re c o'IJtion room ITO.S b ~c"'i ght wi th s vre et peas nnd tho dinning roo:::~ b rilli c~nt ~~ri th mas s es of jonquils conbinod With f orms. Mr s . I-I i t;b oo ;:~nc1 Mrs. .t"l l cn pour e d t en. [',n d i:If:1.. rion Gardner Blackwe ll o.n d Lu l u Ha ll a 3sist ed in t ho se rving . It was one of the pl easantes t tiees ·1vo h av e h::td t his :)EB.r. So!"lo of tho s oci a l aff on t ho c c..l on d[',r of J.,lphC!, Bot e. o..r o a big Cl.anco on t h o 21 s t , ·~-rh o n 110 exp e ct t o hav e qui t e a fc:nv of our i1.lumnae b a ck , an d Hei'!:1ess Da y on the 20 th of' :May , rrh en ..-re are to hav e a sp s cial home c oming of ou r h l~mnae . Our Sch ool has for n numb e r o ~ years h a d rvhn t is kn) \m as n May· Ere nld ' ast on ~.1ay D ~y :!viorn. Al pha Beta expe ct s t o tmnn· out i n fo r c e fo ~ t hi s ovcnt . The re are q~ite a fe-rv rushing parti es on our proGr e,m t oo, a s n e ll as t h e ini tiD.tion of our t rm p l edges, Ca ll y e Da vi s a nd ~ii l c;l r e d Nu l ton . . \7e hav e f i naLi.. y a :r:-r<:>ng e cl to t<".l: o t h e The ta Psi frat ern1 ty house for ou r h e a c1.quar t c r n during th e Su m:no r r:_ua r t e r . By ma king a f err ·hanges that He h <1VO i D mind, wo b 0li ev o that our g i rl s u ill b e far more comf ort a bl e in tl:ns .h ou ·1o t h :::m in a ny o t h 0r :Ohc t ··ro h a v o h a d under cons i du r a tion . r:o sh c..ll b o g l o..d t o h o o..r f r or:J. r'.n y of our LlurLln <"'. o Yrho cont:mmpla to r otv.r ninc f o:c tho s u mr:10r Tor n . Pr esent indica tions p oint t o a cha pt er of GOO d l y s i z e Bt ~ 1a t ti mo . Gruotings to a ll cha pt e rs and to any in p ro s pe ct. 0


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MIAMI , . Alpha Alpha is still te.lking about its Formal, -inretrospect , of course. Our Alumnae who were back ~or the occasion Eloise Everet t ~th Elder, Helen.Kinf?? Elizabeth Newhall ~ Catherine Pr~dent, Rut h ' .... loneker and Harr~et 1 T~lson, told .· us it was quite the best t h ing the Chapter has ever g~ ven. tie think it was pretty g enerous of t~o.em to make ~ha~ statement, for l.lpha Llpha has soemthing of a reputat ~_on on the Ml.~m~ campus of giving pretty \·lasdy things. . l'he Formal was helcl on St. Patrick's Day, so we used the g r e e 1~ and wh~t? of ASA as the predominating colors. Altho st . fatrick hBa an avers~on for snakes and our Hermes felt rather ldndly toward the;·_, we have no grudge against St. Pa. tricl: and evdn tho we have one s ain·~ all our own, wo would just a~ lief haYe th vholo calendar favor able ·~o us rihother St. Patrick rms plc[l..sccl and smil e d on us wo do not k::.1on , but everything was perfect as ~ou15. lie. Our De en of 17omcn, Hiss NorT i s , was good enough to say that ou~s was the only dunce that she has attended this year at which she h~.d thoroughly enjoyed herself,. To o.pp:ociato this compliment, you would have to knovv Miss Norris and have ll.stened to her comments on other dances, especially tho one given by o



Esbcrger's orchestra from Cincinna ti wns all that we had expected it would be after it had played at tho Sophomore Hop . There ~as a.very pretty retreat, screened of with evergreens and bright with Jonqu~ls. The refreshments wore pistachio mousse, cake and m~nts. The programs were small whi to aff a irs with the e dges bevclle d in gold and the len.flots tied v;i th gold CIO!Dd. Tho last shoot curried tho names of the patronesses ~nd those of the cctivc members. Tho favors wore bronze match box holclors v1i th tho coat-of-a-rms in sHlver. Tho other big int erest that hcs boon absorbmng our attention is the Athens group. Our Ruth Donnelly, ~ho has boon serving as Sponsor, has boon in almost cl.n.ily comnunico..:bion with the bunch, nnd ha.s gi von the girls in it em examination every i"loolt t If tho group can not say · its Groclt ba.ckvro..rds, as vroll as crosswise, it ·vron 1 t bo Ruth 1 s f ault Sj_nco 1rorc1. c< of tho Charter gre.nt, v;c hD.Vc all been thrililldd a t the thought of ano t her c~apt o r in Ohio o..n c1 arc fe e ling . as proud us peacock s t hat Oh io ho..d the honor of s e curing tho soconc~ chapter be for e any othe r Stnt o did . ·:.- e n.r e plo..n:ning all oorts of pleasant inter-chcpt or rel a tions in tho futuro, c·.nd a rc looking upon Delta Delta a s o.. very clos e role. tioa inde e d '7i th £'\ lpha .cUpha s doing the insp e cting , training an d installing , tho ; . . th cns Cha pter r!lust alvmys seem a l mos t a part of : . . l ph c Al pha. \-:e a rc all quite envious of those of our number who e.rc to go over to flthons and have a i n the brilli ant installation. ~7c h av e boon try int; to bribe Ruth Donnelly to b::." ing back tho. t In.otn.ll c, t~ion 1'r un1c . y;i th her, so that \70 · may look on the g lory of its GI' oon fibre covering , t h e ·bound edg es ,and moot Yron c1c rful o:f all tho S:>rcri ty lot ·i:. crs in golc1 on oi thor end · -·.7o jus l>:now t ha t no o t h er scrCl"i ty or fr n.t c r n i ty ever h a s such a stu:tning loolcin g Inst nll a t 5. on 'l'runk , an d rro thinlt i t is just a shame that '.7e c a:1 :r._ot h c v e it c a rt ed arcL~::.1.d th o Hi e.mi c2,mpu s to nmke · eve ry one just t; r cen n i th envy, c.s ·:roll .:1g c1E:ep ::..y i mpr e s sed i7i th the vronde rs of Hs :~. Some of t h e frat.s 011 t ho 11iarni c a'Tipus h n.v e b oon here sinG e tll e beginni ng of He ll eni c tim3 1 f or Be t a T:i:wte. Pi an d Phi Delt a 'I'h_ot ~ . wor e f onr~de d h e r o in J. Ot9 c.r•.C.. 1 040, anci. vw 1 d liko to shovr t hem "t112, "t~ J. D vro c o.n 1 t. c o l cbr .::~.i:.c our· ccnt crli!.ia:L n cA: t y c <..:.r, -r;c 'v o an Inota lla tion Tn:nl~ teat c c..n' t be boo.. t. Catherine Arbo gc.. st} Registrar. o



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It is ·ri th imirg led feel:i_~s of' reli ,f o.nd e l ation t h at I send ;:, the long r sling eo. . 11 , e ~ lon ~t we got every girl we anted and inci denta lly bump?d a.ll the pronunent sororiti e s in School . The last w P ? of' rush1ng were p articu~arly str enuous , but by assigning t1o spec i a l h ostesses for each affa1r, the burdob was lif ted someWhat. Early in March Hartha Henniger and Lomie El li s arranged a delightful party, at which t~e color scheme was jrellow and white, the place cards dainty hand-palnted _creations. J..~arga.r et Hummel and I athryn Fro elich fol lowed s?om. Wlt~ a very pretty tea. The most e l aborate rushing affair was a dlnner g1ven down town the Monday before Pledge Day . The eats were served in four courses . Bids went out on March 2~th, but according to our panhelleni c rules, the gi r ls were not ex~ cte d to send in their answers unti l aft 3r Spring Vacation, which ended April l Oth. Upp er Class Sorority people st~yed over for the 11-Soa:mri ty Danc e given en the last day of March . Th1s get -together on the part of "t;l:.e Sorority fo l k is su pposed to p~t an end to all int e r-so rority f euds and any ho.rc! feelings that may h ave been engender ed during i:.he l'lWhing season . It is a l so arranged as a sort of home-comin~ for sorority alvmn~8 , bu·~ coming as i t so often does on a Friday evenin8 ~ thoso grnduates who are teaching can not get back in time. ./,_lpha Garun wa.3 terrib l y <lisappointed not to 1.ave a bi g crowd of its girls back , bL1.t :.t unde r stood the limitations of tho oe who are pedagogues and live at ~ distance toQ. Pl edge Day was a gala lime for us , for every one of our girl s is a prize much desired br our rival s . r::hey ar e seven in al l,-Ruth Dempsey, Johanna Frazi er , Sara Gou.~le, Louise Mille r 1 El eanor Mit chell ,

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Edna Noble and Mar8ar et Rose . Edna is 2. s ister of our faculty advi ser of last year, Miss ~ lma Nob le, who is at ~re sent on leave of absence owing to illness, . but we hope t o have with us another year . In ~pi te of the fact tha t . .·.lpha Gamma had to put. so much conce'. tration on rushing, i t di d not fo r ge t that i t had a part to play i n tne School life a s well . Miri e.m 1 ci~ee :;.~epresented ..·..s t . . i n a Y. Vl .C. h. play that e as given on Mo..r c.h 2'cth anc1 vtlich proved to be a great suc cess . Then Kathryn Fro a]_ich iL no ·. busy rehearsing for a pl a y that is to be given s oon . Our new Preoiden-'-. has been ele~t e d. Ee is Dr . John :~. H. Keith; President o.f ·L.}1e St.c?.te Normal School at Osh~{ o sh, Wis. He is a Harvard mo.n, h1blding tot~1. the A.B. cmd the A. H - degrees from t hat col lege . He is a lso a g r adu ~ t e of the s t ate Normal School of Imillinnm8 at Normal , Ill. He i s ~~ years old and has pubmishad~ a book on "Elementary Educat ion,its Froc e ss es and Probl ems , Dr. Ke i ~h comes from a St a t e whe re fraterniti es ar e forbidde n in the Normal Schools , but we h. pe to be ablo to show him that sororities can b e a big fo rce in . any School. Hrs. Orloy See, Nationnl Secre t ary of DSE and the wif e of a faculty mcnbor , ca ll ed t he sororiti es to~vth or rec ently fro the purpeso of organiz .ing a. Red Cro ss unit. !o s t o tho sorority gi rl s be c ame i nt::>rCJs ted [',t onc e, ..·~l pha Gc::mm:J.. members in particul a r. Notrin...::> dcf:Lrt:L t o rvas do c:i.dod nt the f i rs t moo ting beyond the o.ppo:.ntin3 0f 3. pr el.'!..min a:-y colTIJ'li tt ee. Mrs . 3ee vmo good nough to provic'l.o a noc:t dG l icic.,us lunc·l that rras gr oatl:r o.ppr·e ci o.toc: by the girl s , Flo r ,nce H. Barclay, Iii s t .



~e whole School is in an excited state ov r the approaching

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our new officers for the student Government Association.

~: ~~~s of the candidates have been posted several daysand much to

, e ~ght of_the that of our Lujia stoner is among them, being ~~~ng the :pres~dential possibilitieo. 1Je are a ll going to give her en~hus~ast~c support, not only becauso she · is an 1 Sl, but because

we bel~eve that she the girl for the p lace This office is the high;st a~~ most responsible one that any girl can hold in School, so we eel 11 l~ly honored that one of us should be choson as one of four out of 600 glrls. to be nomina.ted. Should Julia be e lected , 1' SJ~ will have held the offlce two conaec ~tive years . There has been quite a little activity in Dramat ics in the ~chool_ recently. . Our Dramatic Club gave : :L"' or i ts Spring play, CaptaJ.n Letterbla~r 11 , a military story of 1190 . The Junior Class wil~ soon present its play, and in this several ASAs nill have parts. Dur1ng Commencement Week, the seniors will otage ri She stooDs to ConTh e cast for this has uot been entirely selected, b~t a lready quer " · one of the leading roles has been given to an Alpha girl. Our School, like so many other schools and colleges , has be en ',"Orking to raise a sum to help tlle needy Bel gian children To date 1{000 ha~ been given, and it j. s exr>ectec1 that befo re the ·Campaign ends q? lOOO Wlll be available. 'rhe Juniors, inst ead of gi ving the usual banquet to the seniors, turned the sum apprppri ated f or the purpose -- ~300 over to the Fund at the sugge s tion of the seniors and the graduating class contribut ed t;l50 to tL1e Belgian Re lief instead of leaving beh ind it the customary gift to the School. In order t hat ~ lpha might contribute as an organization the $q2 necessary to lreep a Belgi an Baby from starvation, we . institut e d a neek of self denial. It was surprising how soon the nickels and di mes r an •into do ll ars. There was a holiday of a vre ek early in April, and when we returned the fact was borne i ·1 upon us that this is the l a st lap of the School year . At Commenc ement we shall lose five members by gradua tiol1 Elsie Bagby, Grace Bonney , Katie Edmunds ; Mary Kell am and Sallie Rawlings . In spite of this loss, ho~ev e r, we expe ct to return quite · a strong chapter in the Fall. Alpha h a s had a larger group this year than ever before in its history, but we feel that there has been no diminution in strength becal.lse we h.:w e c arri ed so many on our roll, a.fld aft en this year 1 s experience u e shall probably continue the custor:1, if the School attracts t h e nwaber of strong girls that it has been doing lately . Alpha is most anxious to hear the results of the sorori~y examination that its members took at the regular time , This chapter has always Jad the h ighest marks in th· t wo years that these h ave been r;i vei:.. and we put a lot of time into study in t h u hop that 10 could lceep thi ~ record unbrolcon. Alpha 1acl the honor of a vist from Ed rina Dani e l, one of our illumnae, now located in New Yorlc City . It nas a gr eat pleasure t? go t to know Edwina and to f~nd her so very ':mll informo on a ll soror~ t y topics . lle arc expecting to meet some more of our past members in June, for the Nationa l ~-Iistori 2.n,· Dorothy Batten , is trying to arr:::tnt;o for a home- coming and a l ur.u.nao i ni tL..tion. Our membe rsh ip i s s o sc c.t.t torod and our school so .Ll ncc eoGiblu from certc:tin poiht s that it han been aLn<) at impo ss ibl e to a rr ::~.n[e :4:or such a hOJi1C -corni ng, and it i s quite noc ussc:try in viG IT of tho ~iff ero nt Pitual usod today. ~~ l s i e agby, -i st. .L


PITTSBURGH ASSOCIATION Pittsburgh ASAs had a jolly get-together at a luncheon given on Nacch 31st at the Fort Pitt Hotel in honor of the engggement of M_;:ry Alice Watson and Glenn Ferguson, brother of Clara Ferguson, also O.L AlpJ:.a Gamm~. In addition to Mary J.Uice and Clara there were present Lo1s Besw1ek1 Kathryn Froelich, Frederica Furman 1 Medora Graff, Bea~rice Jeffries, Eleanor Lowry, Mary Neely, Norma Piper, Winifred ·Rob1nson, Gula Sechler, Isabell Saxman 1 Flo Stoneseipher, Alice Weym~ . The menu consisted of grape fruit, cream tomato soup, chicken,browned potatoes, peas, mushrooms, oli111es, rolls, French pastry, 'ice cream and coffee. The favors were little pink baskets filled with nuts. To tJ:.e baskets was attached a spray of orange blossoms and a small wed- . Concealed in the baskets were the cards of the betrothed. d1ng ring. There was a business meeting afterwards atwhich Mary Alice was elected President for the ensuing year and Medora Secretary-Treasueer. SIDNEY ASSOCIATION The Sidney · Association had to give up its house party plans; because several of the girls are boarding and are not so situated that they can have the girls f'or a weelr end. Ruth Wyatt's home, for instance, was closed as her mother had to be in the South~ith the son , ~dwin, who is trying to regain his health. Consequently there ha; just been monthly get-togethers. One of our members always attends the Springfield house parties, but the rest of us are so situated thai:. this is impossible. Two of d>ur members, Harriet Wilson and Elizabeth Newhall went ouer to the Alpha Alpha Formal and in this way got into intimate touch with the active chapter . The new girls are all spendid, just the right type to carry on the chapter in the manner of whicl.t we are all so proud. KANSAS CITY ASSOCIATION ~s the Kansas City Association had two meetings in February~ there was none held in March. These were both reported in the PHOENIX . The April Meeting will occur too late to be noticed in the magazine. It has been a big dtsappointment to us to .have to give up some of our strongest members, owing to the fact that they have de~ cided to change their residence. The latest change is that of LUClllo Sands Kruse, who is planning to return to Kirksville .

THE SPRINGFIELD HOUSE PARTY Tvro members of the Springfield .:.ssociation, Lou Leedom and Eloise Everett, t e ach in Urbana. For spme time they just boarded, but late in tho ¥linter thoy and two young women touchers · from Eloise's homo town hit upon tho plan of living together in a furnished cottage. As soon as they .·:ore really settled they began to pill.a.n to entertain the Association over a weok end. Ls it happens, the Springfield bunch had become acquainted vli th tho two nho aro not ASAs ,.Mary Martin and Muri el ~7estfall, and so it nus not like mooting .strangers, when Do:"othy C:lason 1 Ruth Duffey and Holen Lincoln arri vod at Urbana. , You could scarcely imag:no c.. cosier homo thc.t thos0 four g .r ls have man<'.go d to make for th o::J Rel vos, To b e cure tho table was never intonc1ec1 to .scat more than four, and seven was a tj~ght squeeze, but


somehow when we had a breakfast guest on Sunday morning there seemed to be ample room. Such jolly times as there were around that festive board, and. on many other occasionsr Fr1 day evening we were the guests of the girls at the Clifford Theatre, where the Senior Class of the Urbana High School gave a very c~ever play, called"'l'he Servant Problem". saturday we spent in del1ghtful walks and in visits to the stores. In the evening we were the g~ests of an Alpha Delta Pi girl, Keren Gaumer, who is a member of the W1ttenberg Chapter, which is 'located in Springfield . On our way back from he: home we patronized _the soda fotintains, and the girls remarked tha~ 1t was just as good as bang back at Oxford, which was one way of say1~ that we were having a lovely time,-only one ' does not get a chance to patronize soda fountains in Oxford at 10.30 B.M . ~ Sunday morning there was such a steady downpour of rain that we did not venture out to church, but Keren came over for breakfast , so there seemed no visible break in the get-together of the . jolly eigh~. Dorothy Clason and Ruth Duffey were right sorry to bid good bye 1n the afternoon when it was necessary for them to get the 4.20 home. m:er; they arrived at the station, they found that it had left at ~.12. ~ ~ou ~eedom had known it all along, but Lou never could let a chance go b~ to play a joke on somebody, and as it was April Fool Day, she felt justified in springin this one, but the joke was on Lou after all, for the girls really wanted to stay ~ e r another night! It was an easy matter to telephone home so tha t our follcs would not be worried, and· then everybody settled down f~ another pleasant ev~ng together . Bec au s e two of the hostesses were not AS.As , the usual business meeting was omitted, but there were so many opportunities for con-versation that a business meeting was not really ne cessary. KIRKSVILLE ASSOCIATION 'Ihe Kirksville Association has formed i t self i nto the Kirksville Branch of the Red Cross Society . Each membe r has been regi stered at Washington as a member of the Red Cross and a ll are earnestly engaged iri collecting materials and making things that will be needed in large qUanti ties by base hospitals for wounded American soldiers. This is a part ar· the National Prep.redness Movement , for unless ther e is a large supply of equipments, there will be a great loss of the wounded. No matter haw much money might be available at the last moment, the factories, markets and other sources of supplies would be so demoralized ~Y a ctual invasion or attack from outside that inevitable delays would make it impossible to get supplies quickly to the front , In or der that the surgical dressings b e i ng ma dE by the Asso ~ ciation may meet the standard requirements established by the Red Cross classes are being organized under qualified i nstruct ors. Each member is expecte d to take four courses. The Association is very fortunat e in having for its President Mayme Foucanon , a graduate physician cqnnected with the local hospital. She has been able to put at our dis-· posal bandage rollers and other hospital equi pment, whi ch is very expensive to buy outright . The Association has selec~ed a fe w of t he supli es that will i L all likel i hood be mo s t :mrgently nee ded and ar e concentra ting on t hose . Kirk s vi l l e p e ople are bf'ling int ereste d i n the work under Asso ci ati on l e a ders , and Mrs . Han·y A.L::!..e.n i s su)eri n t ending t he wo..o.t r i buti ons of' out volun teers . The .sto.r.i. ng , pa cking and shippi ng wiD.l a ll be atten-"ld{._ t. o t:y ASAs . St.n:-p L . ~; E no ·~ n e :1 ued. for Americ an so l\liers will be s ent to France or els ewhr:):..·e .

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The Kirksville Association has long wanted to do some really It has . enjoyed its own lit tle ga_her~n~s and the del1ghtful intimacy of postgraduate days. It hac :nJoyed ~ts sha:e in th~ activities of the undergraduate chapter , as ell as the s<?c~al affa~rs that it arranged f·mr the active girls. It has enj?~ed ban~ brought in touch with othe r chapters thro the work of' the .t~t C?mm~ tt~e. It has been intensely interested in ASA aims for ~he.p~ys~cal, 1ntellectual, social and spiritual development of ~he 1n~1~1dua1 members of the sisterhood. It has wanted, however, ~n ~dd1t1on to these very delightfu~ associations] to become a more 1n~1m.ate Part of and a more vi tal force in the local COI!li! life. Tins Red Cross vmrlt has opened vistas of service never drea~ed of before, and should prove most soul-sa~ .sfying to all ASAs everywhere who are tnue Followers of the Star, and who would, like the l owly Nazarene, bring comfort to those broken in body or spirit. se~~ou~ and wholly wor~h while work.

OTHER ALUMNAE CENTRES There are many ASAs who can get together in twos and threes for a pleasant hour or . an intimate talk, either because their home twons are the sam& or because they happen to be teaching in places where one or more .ASAs · mside. Certain towns are faat coming to be . known as 1 f'eeders 1 into ASA and the time is not far distant when they Will support strong alumnae associations. Some of the places where there have been frequent informal gath~rings the present School Year are Alva, Okla, Centralia, Mo., Cincinnati, 0., Cleveland, Okla. , Columbia, Mo., Fort Collins, Colo., Hannibal, Mo., Johnstown, Pa., .Mo~erly, Mo., Norfolk 7 Va., Paris, Mo., Toledo, 0., Trenton, Mo., Un1onville, Mo., and Washington, D.C. THE MAIL POUCH The sympathy of the . whole Sorority goes out to two members of Alpha Beta Alumnae. Daisy Rankin has lost · her mother and Mrs. Harry Allen the little son born at Thanksgiving time . Mrs. O.O.S:nedeker (Frances Omer),AB, has adopted a baby girl, and is kno·wing the joys of parenthood as welL as its anxieties. Mabel D. McH endry, !J.B, has char~e of the -Physical Science Department of tho Rubi doux High School at St. Joseph, Mo. The latest N~ti0n0 l Initintc is Mrs. George Cleve land Alexander (Fn.o Fmwler), o.. frc ffic r member of Kappa Theta Psi, now .t.~.~pha Be ~ a Chapter. l~rs. Alexander is very happy in her ASA memborsh~p and ~s planning a visit in tho nenr futuro to Beta Beta Cho..pte:.o, for she is located in tho same st o..t.e at 316 ·nlnut st., Fort t1organ. "Our Bobbie" i s g :mj_ng big and strong . He vroighod 14 1/4 lbs. Hhon he vrn. s only Tih on he uas only four months old He knows his Dadcly novf anc'j. h as c; v-w lcoming smi l o for him every night Tho Doyles homo is at 21 Firs t ~ve., N.E., i7ashing ton, D.C., only SIX blo cks from tho Union St.a.ti on c.n cl th-:)y h.':'. ve extende d to o..ny ASJ... who may visit tho Capitol a rr.os-!:. co:cr:iinl Jnvl :t1a.tion to drop in o..nd so e "Our Bobbie". Al pha Gammo.. vrrit 3s of i·l:. z c·:..a:nr.i n 3 :novr Patroness, I'~rs. Erne~. s c r of Indi ana , Pa., nho is d. CJI- :i..l i:r.~t o~~ octc .J jn tho Oho..ptcr o..nd liho h.:ts a lready noo..nt a groat cioal t:J ·:l:to t ..:.L~.Ev idual girls . o



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day Chapel 'The Foreign Languages sect·l.n the hands of different. Dena.,.,tments ~ ~ · divisio l.on ga~e ~ German play one wnck and the Domestic Sci en c On a re~ presente~ tJ.s. ~de~l~ ~o the student body thro various sp ea~f(; t. 11 11 .... IF fentG?ccas, l.On, l.n addl. tJ.on to a speech, Edith Reeg gave a po cr~ , or l.rls' , Mary M. MurpJ:y, a former 'member of Kappa Theta Psi, deciding · ~ 0 move from Missourl. to Palo Alto, Calif., requested an ini tia!;ion lnto Alpha Beta Chapter. This was arre.nged for on March· 13th at the home of Marion Gardner Blackwell. Lucy Reed) GG, has the sympathy of the whole Sorority in the sudden and tragic death of her father . Alpha Beta reports that its dance at the Elks Club was a great success, The programs were in green and white with the coat-of-arms on the cover. An innovation was having the supper over at tlie Sojour-· ners Club, where the three course menu was served at tables seating four. The table decorations were baskets of jonquils and dninty Place cards in yellww and white. OUt of town ASAs who got back for tJ:e occasion were Heo:Cge, Mabel Holcomb, Jo Martin, Lettie, Margaret Morris, Clara Mudra, Lenore Simmons, Lennye Tucker, Alta Victor, Beulah Wells and Jewel Whitelock . · Alpha wrl tes most .jmbilantly that Julia stover was the pop111lar cloice of the voters for the Presidency of student Government, and so this honor has come to ASA two years in succession. . . Ruth Sutton, AA, has announced her engagement to her closest frl.ends, but nobody happened to send the name of the fortunate man to tbe Central Of~ice. Gamma Gamm writes of a very successful "Kid" party given by the four soro~ities and also of the military training that is bang given to the men by Profs. Sloat and Tiyatt. Alpha Beta announces the initiation of Callye Davis and Mildred Nulton. Both Mrs. Munson, GG, Oklahoma state secretary, and Miss · Shockley, National Ritualist and GG' s Chapt<?r Adviser , were in attend-· anc.e in an official capacity at the State Federation of Women's Clubs held recently in Oklahoma City. Th~ repor~ a wonderful time and also the pleasure of having with them one day Clara Turner, DB, who has been teaching at Durant, Okla. Alpha Gamma announced the pledging of Edith Prosser, sister of Sara Prosser, an alumna of the Chapter. . The Normal Scnool has ~one from one whirl of excitement to another. The week end of April 29-21 it staged a HIGH JINKS and an OPEN AIIR CAHNIVAL. It seems to have been a three ring circus and fourteen side shows. As the Y.Ws. sold tickets and as the Y. Ms. were the whee l horses, the affair was undoubtedly above criticism in every particular. There was a wrestlfung bout 1 a Vqudevilleshcw, a minstrel show, Dante''-s Inf ornn, an opcratiu t roupe, tho cr.owned heads of Europe imported for· the occasion, a s ·wel l ns vn.rious othor int er n.J · ing f eatur es. Tho sorori tios wor e v ery much in ovidonc o. PitS 172. 8 in charg·e of tho circus proper , staging tho mona.;ori o and tho fr eRk ~ SSS cli :l Spanish dnnces c..nd songs . DSE han rll o: t ho Emergency Boo th for t irs t a id · troa t mcnt. !1SA was in cho..rg o I5xf tho Eden Mus eo and. pr os en to d a f a t ln.c1y, o.. snake ch.:-1.rme r, ['.D d a -rmndorful \70man from "Cree far l and of 0-E-I.-A . 'l'.ho DOODS, in all prob al::ili t y a local G ro ol~ I re '·' lc:b or8C'. niZ[1. t i on f.::>r mon 1 v,r or o in chc..:ogo of t h o CQ,ndy ld tchon nnri T.I~l' soft drinl<s . Thel.'£ motto was 'Eat, drink and bo merry, for tomorro·w .t-ul

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there v.rill be mo nioreir. t t No sooner did Alva have the Carnival out of the way than it s ar ed on another week-end of exci tem er1t only t.tlis time it was not ~hHIGH JINKS like the one described, buG ~n Interscholastic Meet . All ~ con~ests vrere open to pupils a t t en ding the public schools or hig...'l ;c ool ~n. the Normal, School district, and the admi1ustration provided ree lodg~ng an~ bre~ast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday . The contests were of d~fferent kinds, literary, musical and athletic, and conseque~tly brought out many visitors . The prizes were most attractive and d~d much to stimulate intere st in the Heet Eun~ ce Schofield, Alpha. Beta's tale· t~d short story writer, left ~aston ~n February for sunny Oklahoma, whence she writes of the beaut~ful ne~ mother that her father is willing to share vdth her, and the lovely b~g house that was given to her as an income by her father, .so ~hat there might not be any interruption in the literary work: . Reports of the W)nderful ·work that is being done by the ICirksv~lle Association corr.tinue to come in to the Central Office. A campaigg of education was started ru1d a canvas to interest the townspeopl e. One of the Alumnae, Mrs. Higbee, formerly head of the N'ational Committe ( tee on ASA art, secured more than thtrty members for the Red Cross wor_·-: . Two of the active girls helped in a style show put on at a local pictur( t~eatre by a woman's furnishing house and made $5 for the fund. This w~th money donated by Mrs. Gardner, one of the Patronesses and mother of Marion Gardner Blackwell, secured the first supplies. THE WARRENSBURG SITUATION. Those who have read carefully earlier issues of the PHOENIX will reaall the XX Club that vdshod to enter ASA and was inspected by Jewett. Mention vras made of the fact that the President Qf tho School turned the matter over ~ a spacial faculty committee of three members . ~ Tho statement was also roado that there would soem to be no reason for any fac&tlty opposition in vievr of tho fact that SSS vvas already on the ground and four members in tho faculty. The faculty committee ontrust~d with the investigation of the matter and tho study of literature supplied by ASA reported favorably, but vrhen tho matter vras thrnon open for debate many faculty members shovYed intense opposition, so much so in fact that when the voto -rras taken it was found that entrance was denied to ASA, and incidentally, of' course, to other sororities that wore likcv-Tise interested in tho Vlarrensbug field because SSS vras thoro. · The SSS faculty members have expressed great regret over the vote and anxiety ovor the possible future of their Oinl chapter, for any sorority opposition to be consistent woul d hav e to react on SSS, as there could not possibly be any criticism of ASA, DSE, or PKS, unknown as they are to tho voters, that would not apply equally to sss . One faculty vroman, an· SSS, has gone so far as to sugges~ t~1a !· a patient and systematic campaign to rlin ovor tho opposition by J.nd~-'--::J.. dual appeal might yield good r esults. Tho inauguration of such a campni gn n ould imply tho eont.:i.nnanc o of tho poti tioning group. as a local s oci e ty for some littl e tirno, until it could demonstrate J.ts orm vrorthi:no:J o and its right tc :for tho futuro the same pri vilegc::.l , thro affili c, tion ,.,-i th a. NAT :mu~L that a ro noYr open to such 8. ~ , secure a clrr!~L ssion to SSS. The Oounc2.1 hn.s this suggestion under C011 ·· so dora tion a t tho j)rcsent time.

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Ohio ties vnth Pennsylvania in the number of colleges to its credit, ea?h of these States hav:i:ng forty colleges within its borde :::· ~· . Ohio . is t un~que , h owever, in having THREE Sta.te Uni varsities 1 , Ohio l:Dl l~- vers~ Y a~ Athe~s, opened in 1804, M~ a.mi Unj_ve rsi ty at Oxford, opene d. 1n.l824~ and Oh~o State University at Columbus , opened in 1872. Ohlo Un~ver~1ty, th~n, the home of De:J:ta Delta Chapter, is the oldest of t1e tgree 1nstitut1ons under State controlo It is, with the e£ception of one small college, the · oldest in Ohio. . The existence of - i-lio University was provid-e d for as early as 1707, 1n the purchase of lands made from the Govermment of the Unit ed States b! the Ohio Company of Associates. By contract between thesG two par~1ea, two twonships of land were aet aside for the purpose of a univers~~y and placed under the care of the state Legislature, · This sam~ Leg1slature chartered the University on February l! l, 1804. The Leg~slature makes annual appropriations for its support. From this ~ource and some others the University has an annual income of about ~350,000 . . Athens, the seat of the University, is situated _in the southeastern part of the State. It is 160 miles east of Cincinnati, 75 mil~s s?utheast of Columbus, and about 25 miles west of' the West Virgi~a l~ne. The little city is beautifully located in a hilly country thro which flows the Hockhocking River. Many of the bu~ldings show their antiquity, but many are modern and furnished with the most up-to-date equipment. Manasseh cutler Hall was erected in 18~~ and is the oldest college edifice northV[est ofi the Ohio River. ·'l'.rre buildings known as East Wing and West Wing are nearly as old as Menassah Cutler Hall. Ellis Hall was the first building in Ohio to be erected at pmblie expense for the training of teachers for service in the public schools . In addition to these buildings, there are Ewing Ha~l, Carnegie Library, Science Hall, Gymnasium, Chapel, Women~s ~all, Boyd Hall, Household Artg Building, TrRining School, Central Heatlng Plant, Hospital and a new Dormitory for Women. Ohio has always regarded the training of teachers as of as much importance as training for any other profession, and it has never separated its work in this direction from that done along cultural · lines . Other States provide institutions known as Normal Sohools for those who wish to fit themselves for service in the publisc schools, thus drawing a sharp line of demarcation between this type of instit~­ tion and that of the cultural college. Ohio puts the two types of 1nstitution under one management and on the same campus, designating one as the Cchllego of Liberal Art.s and the other as the Normal College·. The students in both colleges live in the same dormitorios and are 1ntorested in the same college life. Thoro is much to be said in favor · of this plan . . . In States where the line of demarcation is drawn, there 1s apt to be the f e eling tha t one typo of student is ' college bred' . and the oth er not . severa l St atos ha~e - sought to e liminat e this line of di vi. sion by giving four ye a:cs of t!·ain:i ng l eading t o a degree and r.1ic:~t!(:;i.:i.·lr; t:'1e namo fr o:JJ 1Tor:n2.:i. Sc:'J.ocl to Teachers College. suc;h <: de~:L~·.l o ·~1 ·(·a:L ·-1o s the t oaclwTs Jv:t.'o..j _n :::.Ylg ssh<1C'· l so a par vd th thA med, _ ca. ~ J.:--~c-~ J c1H f". c.hnuru of tho ccunt r y, e.-::-;J. by 6~ public r ocogni tion t o h:. g.'_' 0 ~:.c:.s s wo r l{ secu::."es f or tho •reachers College a spl endid type of matr::. -


culates, who prefer to spend their timo in s pecial preparation for a definite profession to playing the pa rt of the dilettante. Such universities as those at Athens and Miami quite naturall. prov~ded sorority membership for the gi ~ l in the Normal College as wel : as for the girl in the Liberal Arts Colle~e unti l such time as the increase in registration made the matter wh~lly impracticable. In the meantime, the Normal School that was separate froma collegiate institution was cut off from the pleasures and the benefits of membershi p in well-known Nationals. Many of them had local sororities and rome had sectional sororities, but the graduates of the Normal Schools of the country soon realized the difference between membership in such soci e ties and membership in the famous colllegiate orders for women. It was to meet the need of t he girl in the isolaten Normal Scgool or Teachers Comlege, as we ll as to provide for the girl in the Normal School affiliated with a university but denied the privileges of sorority membership because of the overcrowded condition of campus sororities that the professional pedagogical sorority came into existence. That there has been a great need fo r it has been most clearly demonstrated by the work accomplished by the fou r sororities now on the roll of the Association of Pedagogical SeDDDtttes within the last two years. WOMEN AT OHIO UNIVERSITY There are now about 600 girls at IDhio Universityo They live in dormitori es which are u 1er the supervision of the university authorities . The two large campus dormitories and the numerous sub dormitories are not adequate to accommodate the women, so there is great need for the large, handsome dormitory that will be ready for use within a short time. Miss Irma Voight, Dean of VJomen, pr e sides over and r egula tes all activiti es of the girls. She is the 'Big Sister' of the Univer sity and is r esp ected and admired by all the girls. Under her are · the matrons , one for each dormitory and sub-dor mitory . Upon these ma~rons devo l ves the enforcement of the rul e s . Mis s Voight is a member of Sigma Kappa, having joined it while doing gra duate work at the University of Illinois, so she understands the value of sorority life. · · Classed be~in a t 7.30 in the morning and last unti l 11.30, each class period being an hour in length. In the afternoon classes begin at 1 o ' clock and last until 5 o 'clo ck. I n the three hour subjects the r e citations come on Monday , Wedn esday and Friday ; in two ljour subjects on Tuesday and Thursday. There ar e · no classes: Saturday . study hours are observed every night from 7. 30 t o 9.15 , except on Friday, Saturday and Sunday ni&lts. During study hours the girls arB in their rooms and all is qu~et. Li ght s must go out at 10 P. M. except on Sa turday, when ~ irls may stay u p unti l 11 o'clock. Girls must be in the dormitories at 7 . 30 when study rul e s are · in force. On Friday and Saturday nights the girls may be out until 9 .30 a.nd on $und«y evenings unti l 9 o'clock. If they attend f unct ion s whi ch last beyond these hours the soci a l affai rs must be approv ed by the matron and the girls' names mus t be s j gned on a r egi s t er when they leave and the time noted upon their r e~u rn. These registers are inspe c ted once a week by the Dean of ·vornen . Girls are allowed one pic ture show a week duri ng study nights, ana they h av e the privilege of going to the college li b~ary j_n the evernng . Chape l exercises are he l d once a week.

115 . m There is co~siderable social life at Ohio as a result of th.e ~ clubs and Gr~ek-letter organiz.ry;tior..s. There are four li terFtr.y so~~ ti~s open to bo "h men and wv;ner~ c:..n.d holding t he ir meetings on Fric.a.y ~.'retl.. n~s in rooms ~a signed to them for th'3 purpose. The same courte ~: :. •Jf ass~gned rooms ~a extended to the Greeks. ·I'he fraterni ~ies on t.! •.-::· Cf...mpus are,-Beta Theta Pi, 1041; Delta Tau Delta, 1062; Phi Delta T!J.F'! ·· t~, 1068; Sigma Pi, 1910 . The sororities are,-Pi Beta Phi, 1809; ALpha Gamma Delta, 1900; AlPha Xi Delta, 1911; Chi Omega,1912; Alpha Delta Pi, 1914. In the Normal College are Sigma sigma Sigma established in 1912 and Alpha Sigm~ Alpha installed F~bruary 20-21: 1917 . T.he custom of setting aside Thursday evening as 'fraterbity night' has Pl'OVed most satisfactory, because that tim·e is he~d sacred to the Greflt .'and nothing is allowed to interfere with the meetj.ngs. In conseque~·10t there is always a ~11 attendance, so the fraternity spirit runs high at Athens. Another evening of eaCh week has been set aside during the present schooill year for what has been called ".Myself' 11 meetings for the Coeds. Every Wednesday there were talks by prominent people on such topics as 11 My Future 11 ,"My Dress", 11 My Standards 11 • As a result ?f these lectures, the girls have signed pledges to live up to high ~deals of th9ught and conduet, as well as to go in for simplicity in dress. · · · The Woman's League, of which every girl is a member, gives a monthly . party for the girls. There is a flourishing Y.W.O.A. that Plans social times for the students as well as stimulating the spiritual life. Since the declaration of war, the girls are giving up their Saturday mornings to Red Cross work and their spending money for the ~rchase of supplies. Every girl is a member of one of the three Classes in ·Home Nursing, Diettitics and First Aid. A~together the days are pre~ty full for the girls of Ohio. Grace Fultz, DD. INSTALLATION OF DELTA DELTA OHAPTER Ruth Duffey, National Tre~suror, and Helen Lincoln, State · Secroto.ry, were so fortunate as to secure permission from their school superindents .. :. · -:-· ...:. . ~ ·· _ to be absent from their school rooms on Friday provided they supplied substitutes. ~1is arrangement made it possible for them to start for Athens on Thursday. The two met ~t Spri!l'fie.ld, where they were joined by Helon· Boggess, a member of the Sprinfield Alumnae Assocfation. Tho three proceeded that night to Columbus, · where they staid over night at one of the hotels, so as to be ab~e to take the first train out for Athens the follwoing morning. Thl.s gave them a chance to get everything in readiness for the Services before the Miami girls arrtvod. The latt er wore unable to be presEnt until lato in the afto~'noon, o..s thoy had. on all day train journey· The Athens Chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma most graciously donated the use of their room for the Services. It was an ideal pla,ce for the initiation because of its shape, and the rearangement of some of th e furniture and t ho screening of some pieces by mesas of tall · ora-ping s· of vvhi te chessecloth docor8,tod wi th fino greenery turned the ro ·J m in t o a veri tabl e sy;n:phony of n-hi te a green. The altar drapes of vtlt i te vel ve t l:oked exot.·~i si. to in the candle light, for the crimson sl:u1.J eG C~B t a rosy gl ow OVOr tb.e whole setting. The advantageous · i.D.~ c·f :.:;.;mo pa lms and fvrilS added g:L~oa tly to the beauty of tho room . 'Iiln ~nitlatos in whit e robes and bearing palms in their hands made a

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never-to-be-forgotten picture . The arrival of the four girls from t.11ami, . Rlllth Donnelly, Flora Duke, Helen Edwards and Irene Goddall left our talented Ruth Duffey free to furnish the music. Ruth is'a church organist and so she was unusually well equipped to supply apprwpriate musi c throughout the ceremony . Among the pieces that she played were Nevin's exqui~ site · "Narcissusn and "A Perfect Day" . The Services lasted for hours and were finished only in time for the o o'clock BANQUET This affamr was a wonderful success from start to finish. The fOod was delicious and served perfectly. The fifty present made the Installation Banquet seem unusually impressive . In addition to the fifteen initiates of Delta Delta Chapter and the seven visiting ASAs, there were seated at the four long tables the toastmistress, Miss Mary Tough , head of the Domestic Science Department , Dean Irma Voight , Prof. and Mrs. T. N. Hoover, Miss Elizabeth Garber, Faculty Adviser , Prof. Jefferson and·Miss Brisben of the faculty, together with the three patronesses and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings , Mr. and Mrs. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Ualsh, as well as the presidents of all the sororities on the campus. The occasion was both a presentation of Delta Delta to the Greek World at Athens, as well as a royal we lcome to them from faculty and student body. The tabl:es each had a huge basket of daffodils, from whi ch ran a ribber., to each plate. From the centro of the coi ling there hung an inverted Japanese parasol from which thoro fell a shower of the colors . The place cards v;ore of pebble paper in whi te, bearing a crimson Alpha, a green Sigma and a gold Alpha . The menu and toast prograo v;ore in boolrlet fern tied Hi th gold cord and bearing the Sorority letters in gold. It v.ras n. cause of nuch regret to a ll th.e ASAs that the first spealror on tho progran, Doan John J. Richeson, could not be present owing to critical illness in his family . The Dean was really instrUL1ental in bringi~\ASA into Athens , and so he will a1-rTays hd>ld a vvarm place in tho hearts of the members of Dolte, Delta Chapter. Throo of the girls were given the thr ee WOh~s of the Open Niotto as their topic , Eva Watkins, Chapter Treasurer, having the word ASPIRE, Ruth Donnelly who nade the f irst inspection SEEK, and Naomi Caldvlell, Chap ter President, ATTAIN. Dean Voight follow·o d v1i th a splendid talk on "nomocracy" . The hUI!lorous toast vms gi von by Prof. Hoover, who had A.S.A. as his topic and ~ho int er prete d it to moan the scholastic and musical abilities of tho now Chapter. He said the letters meant Ns and then sane nero ~ 's, or in other words tho A plus girls. Ruth Duf'f':By follo wed Yri th a splendid toast on tho 11 Ideal · Soro11 rity Girl • Tho affair closed with tho singing of' tho Ohio "ALMA MATER" . THE RECEPTION Thoro was one narc forc1al,-tho r e~tion on SatatlaJ for \lhich Donn V9tght plac ed her charning apartnonts at tho disposal of Delta De lta Chapter. Five hundred invitation vroro sent out and not one guest f ailed to cone. In ardor that thoro might not be any undue overcrowding, sono of' tho invitations nero for t no ·a ' clock to three, others for throe to four and s till others for four to five .


I~e ~uests included th? :a0u1ty ~nj universi~y offi~i~ls, prominent .. P~speople 1 the soror1.t1.e s and t ·r a. t ernities , non-sorority gir.Ls and ~~Ll·~rat~r~~ty ~en, as we ll as the natrona of t~e va rious dormito ~i os. ··~ 1 e J: ece1. changed from time to time so a s to break the thre e ~our stra.i':l· The cordial welcome to J.lpha slgma Alpha by everybody w!:o carne was SJ.mply; wonderful. Everybody seemed. charmed at the advent o:f ·the Sorority. · . . A~l the appon±ments for the Reception we re perfect. The Uni':ers.l ty Qu1ntette furn"!..shed music throughout t..-.e entire afternoon. Rofreshm8~ts were served by members of Alpha Del~a Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta , A1pha Xl. Delta, Kap:!,)a Al pha T.s.u, a l.ocal, Pi :iLte, Phi , Sigma Delta Pi , a local, and Sigma Sigma Sigma. This la3t s,J:.~~J~, ss e u all tho others in at~e!"ltio~s and courtosi c; s, for in addition to p:'. :~.cj ng its hall at the d~s posa.L of the visitoro for the Ini.ti ation , thv chapter s ent to l!1ss Duffey on ·the afternoon of the rec ep tion a hugo corsage bouquet of sweet peas mld rosoburl s. It ·was our Nat:i.onal .!Proasuror' s birthday , as it happened, so there nas :::~uch to r enind :t_c r cf the· lal.. 8C place so5 rority ±nterests arc to occupy in her life the con ing year at least. One can .. not pass over the reception nithout speaking of the dainty refreshments set forth on be~utifully appdnted tabl es , and of the Pretty .favors, tiny butterflies of yellow and white, 'resent ed to each guest • Most assuredly it vras a coming out pa.rty for Do 1t a De 1t r, Chapter. Hay its lifo bo o..s full of sunshine and flovvc :rA ss no ra those delightful hours on Sa.tmrday afternoon. Tho whwle affai: to the v~siting ASAs a most fitting ending to a gl orious Insta.llat1.on, but they soon found , out tha. t there w·as !:lOre to cone:THE PHI



It was at the ·Reception that the Phi Delta Theta non a:::Jkod the privilogo to send ov0r a 'feed' in the evo~ing. 1iiss Voight gavv her consent n.nd offer. cd her apartments for the affair. There vrore pioento cheese and hm1 sandwiches, pickles and potato chips, oro.ngcs, , bananas, stra·w·berry ice croo.r:1 n.nd co.kc, all things doar to t.ho J;oart . oi the college girl. Before things were served, Delta Delta sang 1ts Song t6 Alpha Signa Alpha to the tune of Heidelborg:Dear Alpha Sigrna Alpha, Dear, To you our praise vre sing! Tie love yo. r, Ue love your f ane , For you our voices ring! \7e love the do.y when first you c aon , no love tho hour too; And nowe n o feel, since you aro hero , Our h earts we 'll give to you. And now :.Yo feel, since you arc he ro , Our h earts we'll give to you. The visiting ASAs san(J. Kine ASA and a nUr.tbcr of other :'o.vori to", clo s -· ing with tho bo . 1.:?Jcd."i-!iami "mJ¥~ ¥:JHBBR''. It Hc. s a tired b~t happy G:rowd thci.t turned out their lights that night, ovor tno. canpus flo a tod the strains of Delta. Tau r s "Ga1:·dcn of Dreaoe 11 a~d thelr 11 9h, hide tho soh and chccl( tho , Tho hour must cone to say good bye, At parting, at pa.:rting .n

Asa phoenix vol 3 no 25 apr 1917  
Asa phoenix vol 3 no 25 apr 1917