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Pc;>stmaster: Return postage guaranteed-Send Form 3576 to M1ss Esther Bucher, Room 504, 1021 McGee St., Kansas City 6, Mo.






Not What We Give But What We Share • IT is a commentary on Americans that we are more interested in what we are to receive than what we shall be asked to give. Selection as a sorority m ember allows you to share in an organization with a rich heritage. The word sorority is synonymou with fri endship. Close friendships are welded through a well integrated sorority program in coll ege and a lumnae chapters. Sorority life provides training no other organiz~­ tion can offer. In addition to a pleasant social life, you learn to respect the viewpoint of others; to see the good of the organization rather than the wishes of one person; to work and play_with your sisters with similar interests and ideals ; and, you experience training in leadership which makes you a better citizen of a college campus, and later of the community in which you live. What more priceless gifts could you receive from your sorority?-EvELYN G. BELL, National President.

CoLLEGE Gamma Delta, Queens College, Flushing, Long Island, New York. ALUMNAE Bluefield, West Virginia Bartlesville, Virginia Mt. Pleasant, Michigan San Diego, California

JANUARY • 1958

• A BRONZE PLAQUE commemorating the five founders of Alpha Sigma Alpha and the fiftysixth anniversary of the founding of the sorority on Longwood College campus was presented November 16, to the college by Miss Helen L. Corey, national secretary. Dr. Francis G. Lankford, president of Longwood College, accepted the plaque which hangs in the Rotunda, the main building of the school. Among the honored guests for the presentation were Mrs. H. E. Gillium (Juliette Hundley) , one of the five founders; Mrs. J. L. Jones (Edna Elcan ), the first national president; Mrs. Eugene H. Crompton, national scholarship chairman; and Miss Corey.

Recommendation Blanks Are Important • EACH of our forty college chapters throughout the country is dependent upon our alumnae for recommendations. All of us want to maintain the high standards of membership selection Alph a Sigma Alpha has had since the founding days m Virginia. With increased enrollments in all colleges, it has become more and more difficult for our college members to meet rushees outside of rushing parties. The recommendations can supply some of the necessary information about rushees before the formal rush season begins, and are extremely important to the well-being of the individual chapter and our organization as a national sorority. (CONT1Nli£D ON PAGE



1fla"t A" Atp,~a Su, 11a~atton ? • PLAN now to attend our 1958 Convention. DATEs? June 29-July 3, 1958. Galen Hall Hotel, W er:1envillc , WHERE? Pe nnsylvania (near Reading). CosT OF HoTEL? $16.00 per p erson per day ( two in a room. M ea ls, tips, luggage, tax included in the daily rate). CAN A:::SA FAMILIES ATTEND? Y es-we want you. Wonderful entertainment facilities. WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION FEE? $10.00 tO Jun e 1, 1958? $12.00 after June 1. WHO PAYS THE REGISTRATION FEE? Every A:::SA member. Delegates pay their own fee. Is THERE PART-TIME REGISTRATION? Yes. How MAY A PART-TIMER FIND OUT WHAT TAKES PLACE ON WHICH DAYS? 1. See the March and May issues of THE PHOENIX. 2. Mail the blank for furthe r information. I am interested in receiving a copy of the convention program and a convention reservation blank.

TAKE PRIDE! • ONCE a year, your National Treasurer, calls to your attention Life Membership payments. In many National groups, this is compulsory and is included in the initiation fee. More and rpore of our college chapters are requiring a sum which includes the two fees. Some groups prefer to pay the balance owing during the remaining years in college, so that now many of our members are life members or have nearly attained that goal when they graduate. We in Central Office, are amazed in checking ' . the financial records to find how many are JUSt a few dollars short of becoming Life Members. Do you know how much you still owe? Why not drop a line to Central Office-we will be glad to look up the balance for you. Upon becoming a Life Member, you are automatically a life subscriber to THE PHOENIX. You will be entitled to carry a Life Membership card in your wallet and will be privileged to have rubies in the corners of your badge. Take pride in your sorority membership! Do your part in furthering the progress and advancement of the sorority of your choice-Alpha Sigma Alpha.- jEAN CARMICHAEL RICHARD, National Treasurer.

Name: Address:

Chapter: ........ .... ...... .. .............. .......... ........ ........ ........ .

Mail to: Miss HELEN L. COREY, Convention Chairma11 6310 Sherwood Road Philadelphia 31, Pennsylvania

The 1957 Award Winners • PATRICIA SuE KINCANNON BN was selected to receive the Elizabeth Bird Small award. Judy Bachman KK and Helen Diehl BIT were corecipients of the Frost Fidelity award. J ean Baldwin McCammon (Mrs. Bert C.) XX, a member of th e Greater Miami, Florida a lumnae chap ter, received the 1957 Wilma Wilon Sharp alumnae award. Ann Rhodes BN was chosen to receive the Amy M. Swisher Graduate F ellow hip.

Appl ications for Amy Swisher • APPLICATIONS for the Amy M. Swisher Graduate Fellowship for graduate study may be secured by writing to A:::SA CENTRAL OFFICE, 372 Araonne Drive, K en more 23, New York.


ASA Magazine Agency Needs Your Support • MAGAZINE sales yield profits for Alpha Sigma Alpha. All chapters, all A:::SAs can help! Let us endeavor to improve the agency's record in this convention year. All magazines are available. ALL SPECIAL OFFERS are accepted. Order new subscriptions or renew present ones through your chapter magazine chairman or from the National Magazine ChairmanMRs. ARMIN J. SIEGENTHALER 17303 St. Marys D etroit 35, Michigan



Recommendation forms are available at the Central Office, 372 Argonne Drive, Kenmore 23, New York. All chapters have rushing in the spring, so won't you take a few minutes to fill out a blank for the girl you know is attending a college where A:::SA has a chapter? -ANNE PETREE NIEMEYER, National M embers hip Director.



fi1Mit 7 ew;Ml DEAR ALPHA SIGMA ALPHAS EVERYWHERE: Through the years, I have sent you messages in the various i sues of the Alumnae Bulletin nf THE PHOENIX. Some have been written to arouse your A~A loyaltie , some to urge greater devotion to our beloved sorority. In this issue I wish to send to all of you my loving gratitude for the privilege of having continuously served you and Alpha Sigma Alpha for the past thirty-five years. Upon my own insistence, I retired as your delegate to NPC at the close of the 1955-57 biennium. I leave you with the same message I gave you upon my retirement from the National Presidency and as I write it, I think of you not as a great body of thousands of Alpha Sigmas, but as important, individual Alpha Sigmas each with her place in my heart and in my A~A dreams:

"You and Today, a soul sublim e And the great heritage of time With God Himself to bind the twain Go forth, bra ve H earts, Attain, Attain."

About the 1957 Meeting of NPC The official report of the thirty-fifth session of National Pan hellenic Conference, writte n by Marion Wiley Keys, Alpha Phi, will be printed in the March issue of THE PHOENIX. It will be of great interest to all Alpha Sigmas because the recent NPC meeting at ,f rench Lick was notable for its cooperative spirit and productive planning and action. Your A~A delegate found it to be her most demanding session because during the past biennium she serve d as chairman of two NPC Committees, the Joint NPC-NAWDC (National Association of \Vomen Deans and Counelors) Committee and the Award Committee. As chairman of the latter committee, it was her pleasure to pre ent the Frat ernity Month Trophy for the best public relations program to the Col lege Panhellenic of the University of North Dakota. The presentation was made at the formal NPC banquet and the winning Panhellenic president was present to accept the trophy. In addition to committee reports, panel discussions, workshops, addresses of three distinguished guest speakers, some very important resolutions were passed by NPC. The following DECLARATION

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OF FREEDOM was unanimously adopted by th e conference. Statements are frequ ently made advocating the teaching of the th eory and practi ce of communism. Because of our devotion to our country and allegiance to God we agree with those who emphasize that before communism is studied there must first be thorough and accurate education about the Constitution of the United States and the debates that dealt with its purpose to avoid concentrated Federal power and the in sistence upon th e principles which became the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights. Such knowledge is essential to the preservation of freedom in contrast with its destruction under totalitarian systems. The freedom "peaceably to assemble" stated in the first amendment to the Constitution makes possible a great array of clubs, societie and organizations known as voluntary associations which provide diversity of inte rests and satisfactions tc members. We are voluntary associations. We are dedicated to the preservation of freedom of citizens to choose their associates, which is a freedom characteristic of civilized cultures, a freedom protected by the Constitution of the United States, and sustained by the courts of our country since the time of its founding. We, the members of NPC, agree that we ha" e a responsibility to contribute to accurate and thorough knowledge about the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights and to know the ideologies destructive of our Country. Among other resolutions, which later will be supplied to A~A chapters, the followin g one was adopted: WHEREAS, Each National Panhellenic Confe rence fraternity is a self-constituted voluntary association administered through democratic action at regular national conventions in order to perpetuate personal friendships and to serve college institutions and their women students effectively: and WHEREAS , The National Panhellenic Conference recognizes there exists a reciprocal responsibility between national organization and the local chapter whose charte r legalizing its name and


From Your NPC Delegate ... continued fun ctions has been granted in good faith by the na tional fraternity to the chapter as custo dians of the founding principles and purposes of the natio nal fraternity : RE SOLVED, National Panhellenic Confe rence affirms th a t a continuing spirit of mutual respect and appreciation, cooperation, loyalty and expression of ideals form the basis of success for each fraternity as a whole ; further RES OLVED, National Panhellenic Conference urges each member organization to emphasize this important relationship of trust and understanding of common purpose. In additional to your NPC delegate, other A~A national officers were present at th e French Lick mee tings. Evelyn G. Bell, first alterna te delega te, who could attend only two days, was replaced by Ann Petree Niemeyer. J ean Carmichael Richa rd, serving as vice president of the Association of Central Offices, attended the NPC. sessions wh enever her schedule permitted. Unfortunately, a t the last moment, circumstances prevented Esther Bucher's attendance at the Editors' Conference. For the present, Evelyn G. Bell, experienced as A~A' s alternate delegate, will serve as your NPC delegate. - WILMA WILSON SHARP, NPC D elegate.

WANTED• ALPHA SIGMAS to do spade work in organizing alumnae chapters. Anyone knowing where there is a nucleus of at least five alumnae members not affiliated with a chartered group, contact Na tional Alumnae Organizer- Co-Chairmen: Mrs. L eonard B. Hebert, 5519 Charlotte Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana, or Mrs. S. K. Eddy, 7534 J eanette Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

• IN MEMORIAM • • D EATH came to Richard A. Rice on O ctobe r 8, 1957, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and A~A lost a tru e friend. M a rie Winn Rice (Mrs. Richa rd A.) X X was national philanthropic chairman until 195 2. Mr. Rice attended the 1938 convention a t Yellowstone National Park, the 1948 convention at Port Huron, Michigan, and the 1952 con vention a t Roanoke, Virginia, with Betty. • Miss M ARTHA BucHER, whose sister is Miss E ther Bucher, national editor, passed away on September 20, 1957. H eartfelt sympathy is extended to Esther and to her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Buche r, and to her sisters, Mrs. H a rold Sherman of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Mrs. K enn eth Payne of K ansas City.


YouR HELP NEEDED • THE records in Central Office show that th e following towns and cities are some of those having enough alumnae living in them to have an alumnae chapter. If you live in one of the following communities, write to the Central Office requesting information concerning the organization of a group. ARKANSAS- Arkadelphia, Camden, Conway, Little Rock. CALIFORNIA- Long Beach, San Francisco, Whittier . FLORIDA-Jacksonville. GEORGIA- Atlanta. HA WAil- Honolulu. INDIANA- Elkhart, Lafayette. IOWA- Ames, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines. KANSAS-Chanute, Dodge City, Eldorado, Great Bend, Hutchinson, Junction City, Lawrence, Newton, Ottawa, Salina. KENTUCKY- Mayfield, Murray. LOUISIANA-Baton Rouge, Franklin, Houma, Lake Cha rles, Natchitoches. MARYLAND Silver Spring. MICHIGAN- Ann Arbor, Bay City, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland, Pontiac, Saginaw, Upsil anti. MISSISSIPPI-Biloxi, Gulfport, Jack son, Laurel. MISSOURI- Belton, Carthage, Columbia, Hannibal, LaPlata, Macon, Milan, Moberly, Rolla, St. Joseph. MONTANABillings. NEVADA- Reno. NEW MEXICOAlbuquerque. NEW YORK- Cortland, Ithaca, Ni agara Falls, Oneonta, Oswego, Syracuse, Utica. NORTH CAROLINA- Charlotte . NORTH DAKOTA- Dickinson, Dunn - Center. OHIOCleveland, Columbus, Lakewood, Lima, Middletown. OKLAHOMA- Alva, Cherokee, Enid, Lawton. TENNESSEE Memphis, Nashville. TEXAS- Bellaire, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Orange. VIRGINIA- Blacksburg, Danville, Hampton. WASHINGTON-Seattle, Tacoma. WEST VIRGINIA - Charleston . WISCONSIN-M adion, M enomoni e, Milwaukee, Stevens Point. WYOMING- Caspe r, Cheyenne.

National Appointments • MARY EMERSON BLACKSTONE (Mrs. W . Lawson ) AI' has accepted the appointment as National Vice President. She fills the unexpired term of Miss Virginia Carpenter. Viola Caraway Brewer (Mrs. Joe H.) >It>¥ has been named to the position of Chairman of Ritual, succeeding Betty Sue Choate Key (Mrs. Jimmy ) >It>¥.


• ALPHA chapter was hostess on November 16 for th e presentation ceremony of the plaque commemorating the founding of Alpha Sigma Alpha on Longwood College campus and Virgini a State D ay. ALPHA ALPHA's philanthropic project is having two of its member going each day to the n ew Oxford hospital where the girls chat, read or write letters for the patients. ALPHA BET A and the Kirksville alumnae had a joint meeting on October 22. ALPHA GAMMA and the Indiana alumnae observed Founders' Day at a tea in the sorority room on November 16. As its philanthropic proj ect BET A BET A sponsors a Bluebird troop . EPSILON EPSILON recently was awarded a trophy from the district Bloodmobile for giving the most pints of blood in the orority division, at a recent Bloodmobile visit. In commemoration of V eterans' Day, ZETA ZETA presented an Ame rican Flag to Central Misso uri State College. ETA ETA's J acki Richmire reigned as homecoming, its house decorations took first place in the sorority division and the chapter received th e Sweepstakes trophy. NU NU's float received first prize in the homecoming parade. RHO RHO and the Huntington alumnae observed Founders' Day with a banqu et. SIGMA SIGMA took the Sweepstakes trophy a t Homecoming for placing first in campus decorations, taking second place with its float and its skit for Mountain D ewins' and having as Homecoming Queen, Roxy Lake. TAU TAU has given money to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and prepared a Christmas basket for a needy family. At Christmas time PHI PHI entertained the children of Noyes Orphanage for a day on the Northwest Missouri campus. CHI CHI's Sue Miller is vice president of Lucina Hall and treasure r of the sophomore class. PSI PSI won the award presented annually by the Associated Women Students for the sorority having the highest cholastic average during the year. BETA GAMMA's Donna McNabb was selected as Homecoming Queen and Norma Hatley as Wilson H all Queen and Beverly Cabe as Square Dance Club Queen. Sending a Ce rebral Palsied child to the Easter Seal Crippled Children's camp was BET A DELTA's philanthropic proj ect. Achieving the paramount Greek honor at Madi-

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son, BET A EPSILON topped the so ron ties in the annual cholarship race for the trophy awarded at the Panhellenic Sing, O ctobe r 28. BETA ZETA entertained the Lafayette alumnae chapter at a p arty in November. BETA ETA had a coffee party for its alumnae at homecoming. BET A THETA is proud to announce that Anne Andres and Virginia Selles were selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. BETA lOT A h as acquired permanent possession of the scholarship cup. BET A KAPPA won second place for homecoming house decorations a nd received honorable mention on its float. BET A LAMBDA was presented on November .1, the scholarship cup for the third consecutive year. BETA MU's Jo Bickham was elected homecoming queen and Sandra Colley was named 1957 R.O.T.C . Military Sponsor. BET A NUs traveled to· Fort Campbell Army hospital to entertain the patients. BETA PI entertained the patients at the Veterans' hospital in Beckley. RHO CHI celebrated Founders' Day with a tea on November 10, with members of D elta Phi, Sigma Rho Chi and D elta Rho alumnae chapters as its guests. Two favorite philanthropic projects of BET A RHO, both involve helping to make children happier, especially those in . hospitals. In the fall scrapbooks, made by the members, are distributed and in the spring the girls lend Easter Bunny a hand by making large stuffed animals. BET A SIGMA's homecoming float won first place in the beauty division of the parade and Soni Webb was first attendant to the queen. BET A UPSILON's Ethel Hittle was elected to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. BET A PHI's Gerry Krueger was chosen to reign as Homecoming Queen at Stout State. With the profits from the sale of red and blu e voodoo dolls, BET A CHI presented Christmas gifts to the children of V alley of the Sun home. BETA PSI's Jan Shaw is president of the Associated Women Students and Artie Lyon is presBET A ident of the Panhellenic Council. OMEGA's philanthropic project for the year is making mittens, scarves and other knitted articles for the migrant workers near Bucknell. GAMMA ALPHA's Rose Greco and Kathy


dren in a local hospital. GAMMA DELTA has been makinrr cancer pads for local hospitals and the pledge ~roup gave a party for the children in St. Mary's hospital.

Hohl were elected princesses for the Homecoming dance. GAMMA BET A made large s:uffed animals for Christmas presents to needy ch1ldren and its pledge class made scrapbooks for chi!-

tfJt NEWS • AKRON alumnae are busy selling tickets for the Panhellenic Ball. Profits will provide weekly spending money for the children in the Summit County Children's Home. After preliminary planning by Rose Kaiser Baden and Barbara Mullen Dietrich the ANDERSON alumnae chapter was organized last spring and membership has constantly grown. Their philanthropic project will be selling sugar Easter eggs with the proceeds to be used for a gift to the Special School in Anderson. The Chelsea Naval Hospital and the Chelsea Soldiers' Home are using attractive fabric kits filled with useful articles made by BOSTON Alpha Sigs. They have also made dogs out of washcloths, ribbon and sequins and Christmas tags from last year's cards. In BUF.F ALO, alumnae are busily addressing envelopes for the Crippled Children's Association Easter Seal drive, thereby saving the association $2,000.00. CANTON-MASSILLON, OHIO alumnae are continuing their philanthropic proj ect of recent years with monthly contributions of needed articles to the Molly Stark Hospital for Tuberculosis. An old fashioned box luncheon on October 5, added money to the special education scholarship fund of CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

group makes tray favors for neglected old people and psychiatric patients in hospitals; also scrap books for children in the County Hospital and people in nursing homes.

DETROIT-D elta Phi is proud of Hazel Forte Hall, a celloist, who played with the Detroit Women's Symphony on December 14, at the D etroit Institute of Arts. The program, undrr the guest conductor, John Sweeny, was a dedication to the late Victor Kolar. Proceeds of a bazaar and spaghetti dinner given by DETROITDelta Rho were used to further their philanthropic project, the Michigan Crippled Children's Organization. With convention in mind, DETROIT-Sigma Rho Chi have had several fund raising projects, including a monthly baked goods ra.ffie and a November White Elephant sale. Their philanthropic project is Our Lady of Providence School for retarded girls. EMPORIA alumnae and Epsilon Epsilon chapter had a buffet dinner . for all members including returning alumnae during Homecoming at Kansas State Teachers CoH ege. In November, FORT WAYNE began their first philanthropic project with the collection of Christmas gifts for the Fort Wayne State School.

On December 8, CHICAGO alumnae ente rtained seniors and recent graduates of Beta Rho chapter of Northern Illinois at the home of Mary Wei nberg Hohe BK. CINCINNATI Alpha Sigs a re proud of Miriam Hershey Harbin AA , president of a local P.T.A., and Mary Zech Rockhold AA, who is training Girl Scout leaders.

A special effort will be made by the members of the FOX VALLEY chapter to contact all alumnae residing in the Aurora-Elgin area. This membership drive is being directed by Jeann e Simon Wullbrandt BK, chapter president. The GREATER KANSAS CITY alumnae are collecting books for six to eighteen year old children in the children's homes here.

The alumnae in DAYTON helped obtain votes for the new Juvenille Center. In continuing their philanthropic project, they cut and sewed rags to be woven into rugs by the retarded children of Dayton. DENVER alumnae were joined by Greeley alumnae and Enid Branch of Portland, Oregon, to celebrate Founders' Day. A pledge award was presented to Mary Freeman BB. Florence H arley II of the DES MOl ES

M embers of GREATER MIAMI are proud that their J ean Baldwin McCammon was the recipient of the Wilma Wilson Sharp Award this year. GREELEY alumnae have been busy at their recent meetings m aking robes for the Beta Beta chapter. For HUNTINGTON's philanthropic project they have become a friend to a patient at the West Virginia State Hospital for the mentally ill. On the patient's birthday, she



wa pr ented with many gift and alumn a terta ined he r a nd the patient of her wa rd.


tribu te items to the college hapter's bazaar in November and to aid them in spring rushing.

All the members of the INDIANAPOLIS chapter are looking forward to a very succes ful year. Following the Homecoming footba ll game on October 19, KIRKSVILLE alumnae held their annual "coketail" p arty at the home of Eileen McGinnis Kruse AB.

The NEW ORLEA S alum nae celebrated Founde rs' D ay at the home of J ean Ne bel Richarson BZ on November 15. The an nu al r ummage sale given by OKLAHOMA CITY alumnae was another uccessful event of the chapter. PITTSBURG, KANSAS, alumnae joined Eta Eta chapter to celebrate Fou~d ers' D ay. The money they receive from selling Christmas cards will go into their schol arship fund.

Most of the LICKING-MUSKINGUM, OHIO, alumnae have full time jobs and a ll engage in community proj ects and professional activities, yet they take time to travel thirty to sixty miles to en joy their meetings together. The October toy sale helped LONG ISLAND alu mnae give a • mother and her five children a wonde rfu l Christ. mas. They attended he pledging of the new ~ Gamma D elta chapter at Queens College. ~

The Founders' Day banquet at MARYVILLE was celebrated during Homecoming activities on November 2. Among the out-of-town alumnae present was a charter member, K atharine Gray Battles, St. Joseph, Missouri . During th e Homecoming weekend of October 19, at Central Michigan College, the MT. PLEASANT alumnae were guests at a breakfast given by Beta Theta . At their alumnae meeting, it was decided ta con-

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The coming of Valentine Day reminds PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, alumnae of their special local project, H eart House, a convalescent home at Valencia for children suffering from rheumatic h eart conditions and allied diseases. Mona Elmes Power AB, who is on the board, brings H eart House very close to them. At their Christmas party held at the home of Bonnie W ampler, PORTLAND Alpha Sigs excha nged gifts and brought gifts to be given to the mentally ill in the state hospitals. The tion to project rooms

RICHMOND alumnae chapter, in addirolling bandages, has embarked upon the of redecorating one of the rehabilitation a t the Cancer Society. The nursery at

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City Hospital is the philanthropic proj ect for ST. LOUIS Alpha Sigs. They sell articles they have made in order to contribute high chairs, hand-made gowns and money for shoes and toys to the nursery. Founders' Day was a busy meeting for SOUTH BEND alumnae when they worked on Christmas gifts for the patients at the Norman Beatty Hospital. On October 26,. SPRINGFIELD alumnae were hostesses at a luncheon to celebrate Homecoming and Beta Sigma's tenth year at Southwest Missouri State. Linda Gorman Lumpe B~ presented the third annual Lucy Mae Smith Award to Isabel Dunlap B~. TERRE HAUTE's Margaret Conrad attended the invitation Teaching Education and Professional Standards Conference, Washington, D. C .,; the Centennial N. E. A. Convention, Philadelphia; and the University of Delaware, National Department of Classroom Teachers Conference. The TOLEDO group has contributed to the Community Chest and to the Toledo Panhellenic As-

sociation of which their Grace Fultz Haworth Scholarship Fund committee chairman.


TULSA's philanthropic project is the Sunnyside School for mentally retarded children, They have made teaching aids from cloth, buckles, shoe laces and buttons to be used for manual coordination. A Thanksgiving basket was presented by the TWIN CITIES alumnae to the Charles Voss family for the third year. WI CHIT A continu es to be "mothers" to Jimmy Leeder, a Frederick' disease patient at Winfield, Kansas State Training School for seven years. On Noyember 14, the WILMINGTON chapter were hostesses at a card party sponsored by Panhellenic at the Washington Heights Century Club. As their philanthropic project, the alumnae made favors for food trays at local hospitals and convalescent homes. ZANJA chapter has added Mary Ludu Simon XX and Elaine Naramore to their group. Their members joined LOS ANGELES alumnae in celebrating Founders' Day with a luncheon meeting at Sportman's Lodge, Los Angeles, on November 16.


NATIONAL COUNCIL President-Miss Evelyn G. Bell, 767 Lafayette Ave., Buffalo 22, N. Y. Vice President-Mrs. W . Lawson Blackstone, 1122 Dartmouth, Wilmette, Ill. Secretary-Miss Helen L. Corey, 6310 Sherwood Rd ., Philadelphia 31, Penna. Treasurer-Mrs. Clayton A. Richard, 372 Argonne Rd., Kenmore 23, N. Y. Membership Director-Mrs. William Niemeyer, 19 Country Le., RR #1, Millord, 0 . Editor-Miss Esther Bucher Suite 504 1021 McGee St., Kansas city 6, Mo. ' Alumnae Director-Mrs. Helen M. Swart, 4225 Shroyer Rd., Apt. 4, Dayton 9, 0. Officer in Charge of Central Office-Mrs. Clayton A. Richard, 372 Argonne Dr., Kenmore 23, N . Y. NATIONAL CHAIRMEN Alumnae Edit or-Mrs. Oran Kl ein 205 W. !14th St ., Kansas City, Mo. '

Alumnae Organizer-Co-Chairmen: Mrs. Leonard B. Hebert, Jr. , 5519 Charlotte Dr., New Orleans 22, La.; Mrs. S. K. Eddy, 7534 Jeanette St., New Orleans, La. Art-Mrs. Robert Wol!, R.R. #1, Rexford, N.Y. Chapter Alumnae Secretary-Mrs. Walter Foltz, 59 Isle of Venice, Apt. 3, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. College Editor-Miss Mary K . Reiff, 228 Brush Creek Blvd., Apt. 2E, Kansas C1ty 12, Mo. Comtitution-Mrs. Robert C. Grady, Box 686, Ora nge, Va. Convention-Miss Helen L. Corey, 6310 Sherwood Rd., Philadelphia 31, Penna. Fellowship-Mrs. Harvey E. Bumgardner, East Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills M~. ' Historian- Miss Louise N. Stewart, 1330 Blue Ave., Zanesville, 0. Magazine-Mrs. Armin J. Siegenthaler, 17303 St. Marys, Detroit 35, Mich. Music-Mrs. Arthur L. HeUrich, 35 Norwood St. , McKownville, Albany 5, N. Y.

Publi>hed in 1\'ovcmber, Ja nuary, March, and May of each vear at 2_642 University Avenue, St. Paul 14, Minnesota, by Leland Pubh•hers, ~nc . (The Fraternity Press), official sorority publishers to Alpha S1gma Alpha, lor the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sororirv havin 2 headquarters at K~nsas City, Missouri . Business correspond~~ce ~e addressed to either office, but matter lor publication and cor-



Paraphernalia-Mrs. W. Lawson Blackstone, 1122 Dartmouth, Wilmette, Ill. Philanthropic-Mrs. Richard C. Carson, 224 E. 33rd Pl., Tulsa, Okla. Ritual-Mrs. Joe H. Brewer, 706 Hunter, Wichita 8, Kans. Scholarship-Mrs. Eugene H. Crompton, Jr., 7001 Spring Rd., #3, Richmond 28, Va. NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE Chairman-Mrs . Darrell R . Nordwall (A lpha Chi Omega ), 60 Sutton Place S., New York 22, N. Y. Secretary--Mrs. Joseph D. Grigsby (Delta Delta Delta), Grigsby Station, Landover Md. ' Treasurer- Mrs. William Nash (Alpha Xi Delta ), 410 Fairfax, Little Rock, Ark . Chairman of College Pa11hellenics-Mrs . Crecene A. Fariss (Delta Zeta), 2997 S.W. Fairvi ew Blvd., Portland 1, Ore. Chairman of City Panhellenics-Mrs . Haswell E. Staehle (Alpha Sigma Tau), 481 Torrence Rd., Columbus 14, 0. Alpha Sigma Alpha D elegate-Miss Evelyn G. Bell, 767 Lafayette Ave. , Buffall) 22

N. Y.


respondence concernin2 the same should be addressed to Miss Esthe'

Bucher, Room 504, 1021 McGee Street, Kansas City 6, Missouri. Send Form 3579 to Kansas City address.


Entered as second-class matter.

September 4


at the pos1

office. at. St. Paul, _Minnesota , 'under tbe Act' of ~\iarcb 3, 1879 Apphcauon for speCJal permit mailing has also been made.


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