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SUMMER 1959


OF ALPHA S IGMA A LPHA

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CONTENTS EDNA DoNLEY HoNORED AS NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR.......... ... .. .. .............

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ELIZABETH BIRD SMALL AwARD AND FROST FIDELITY AwARD CANDIDATE ............

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KANSAS-MISSOURI - NEBRASKA STATE DAY... .. .. ........................................................... INDIVIDUAL GROWTH ATTAINs PuRPOSE OF A~A............ ... ............ .... .... ................... PATRICIA ZELINKA PREsENTED ScHOLARSHIP BY F EDERATED CLuBs.. .... ........ .......... BALL STATE's PROGRAM FOR REsiDENCE HALLs.... .................................................... WE

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OFFICERS

ANNOUNCE .............. . ............... ....... .. ... . .... . ........... .. .................................... ...

IN HoNOR OF EvELYN G. BELL.. .. ................ .. ..... ..................... ............... .. .. ................. MRs. ELIZABETH N . JoHNSTON RETIREs................ .................................................... CITIZENSHIP ATTITUDES . .................................... ....... .. .. .. . ................. ..... ... . .... .. ........... .. REUNION FETES EM FROST. . . .. ..... . ...... . ... .. ............. ....... ............... .... . .. .... .... .... .. . . .... .. . . . HoME OF A~A FEATURED..... ... . . ...................................... .. . . .......... ..... .. . .. .............. .... . ...

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PANHELLENIC ScHOLARSHIP PRESENTED TO PAM PEARSON .. .. ........ ..........................

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MARY CAMBLIN REIGNS AS BLUE KEY SwEETHEART .. ........ ........ ... ...... ...... ... ............

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IN MEMORIAM-ALMA K. ZoLLER ................. .. .............................................................

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ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA PROUDLY PRESENTS ............................... ......................... .... ... ... GLADA HuMPHREYS To REPRESENT U. S . GrnL ScouTs AT CuERNAVACA ............ JoYCE McGEE REcEIVES Lucy MAE SMITH AwARD ..................................................

CoLLEGIATE PHILANTHROPIES .... ... ..... ... .... .... ................................................ ........ .... ... NEW ALUMNAE CHAPTERS ................................................. ...... ........... ............... ..... ...... ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA MAGAZINE AGENCY .... .. ................................ .. .. .. .. ............. .. ....... NEw ExPERIENCES IN AN OLD WoRLD ........ ..... .................. ...... .. ...... .. ...... .. .... .. .... .... ... MARY ANN LEIGHT, A MEMBER oF U. S . WoMEN's FIELD HocKEY T EA M ...... ...... ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA SPOTLIGHT ...... ...... .. ........................................................ ............ CoLLEGE NEws LETTERS .. ... .... ............. . ...................... . . .... .... .......... . .... . ......... ....... .........

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ALUMNAE NEWS LETTERS .... . .... ................. ... ... ....... ...... .. ... .. ............. . ...... . .....................

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ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA DIRECTORY .................................. ................................................

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ALUMNAE EDITOR DORIS S. KLEIN

EDITOR HIWANA C. CROMPTO

COLLEGE EDITOR MARY K . REIFF

THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIG~A ALPHA is published in the fall , wint er, spring, and summer of each year a t 2642 lJniversit)' Avenue, St. Paul 14, Minnesota, by Leland Publishers, Inc. (The Fraternity Press), official publishers for the sorority. The subscrip路 tion price is $1 a year. Send change of address and business correspondence to Alpha Si ~ ma Alpha Central Office, 372 Argonne Drive, Kenmore 23, :-\ew York. Address all correspondence of an editorial nature to the editor, Mr s. Eugene H . Crompton , Jr., 7001 Spring Road #3 . Richmond 28, Virginia . Second class postage paid at St. Paul , Minnesota. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to Alpha Sigma Alpha, 372 Argonne Drive. Kenmore 23, ew York .

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EDNA DONLEY ··HONORED AS NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR EDNA DoNLEY ha been named National T eacher of the Year for 1958-59 by McCall's Magazin e. Mi s Donley, who i a member of Gamma G amma Chapter and the Alva lumna Chapter, tea he mathematic in the high chool at Alva, klahoma. he i compl tina her thirtieth yea r as a m mb r of th Alva faculty.

Her itinerary included a crowded schedule of levi ion and radio appearance and meetings with senator, congre men, and national educators in New York City and Washington, D. C., and all was climaxed by a visit at 11:45 Thursday morning with President Dwight D. Ei enhower art !!he White Hou e. On the evening of her arrival in New York City th ere wa a dinner a nd a th e<lltre party in her honor. On Wedn day morning sh appeared on the Da e Garroway "Today" show. Aft r the show she went by plane to Washington, D . C., where sh wa a luncheon guest of Mrs. Adele Reed of M cCall's. That afternoon there was a reception in her honor at the new National Education Association building headquarters. That night McCall's editor and other di tingui hed persons entertained Mi Donley at dinn er at the Washington Roof, follow d by a theatre party.

Tom :offntan, president of th Alva High School Student ComH'il, · hown p•·esenting Miss Edna Donley with an o•·ch.id at the s pecial a embly honoring ''The N atlonal 'I'€11U'he•· of th Year."

n Monday March 23 a special assemb ly, arranaed by Lh ka High chool tudent a nd fa ulty was a combination end-off and appreciation program for Mi Doni y. 11he program inlud d ng and p ch about her and pre entati n of a numb r of gift to h r from t acher colI aau tudent former student , and the hamber of Jar number of par nt , and bu in men and women joined the and tud nls for the program. Th n xt day h left for w York City and \\ a. hington D . . to b ain a w k-long round of < tl\'Jtl h norina her as HcCall's ational •a h r of the Y ar f r 1958-59.

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On Thursday morning Miss Donley, Dr. O liver Hodge, Oklahoma state superint nd nt of publi instruction and the ditor of M cCall' had breakfast in the Senate dining room with Senators Robert S. K rr and Mike Monroney of Oklahoma before h went to the White Hou e to meet Pre ident Ei enhower. She and Dr. Hodge were luncheon guests of Congre man Pag Belcher. In the afternoon a reception was gi en by the McCall's editor to honor Mi Donley. That night she return ed to New York City. On Saturday he was heard on NBC's "Monitor" how and on M onday, CB ' Gal n Drake how." lntersp rsed with all these activities Miss Donley had tim for ight e ing recreation, and vi itina with fri ends before returning to her home on Tue day. Be ide her teaching duties Mis Donley is an activ member of the Fir t Methodi t Church. She is urr ntly a member of th Oklahoma Teacher Education and Professional Standard Commision a member of the National Education As oa member of the iation R e olutions Committ Executive omm ittee of the klahoma Education iation, and a member of the EA Legi lati e ommitt e.


ALPHA GIRLS OF 1959 ELIZABETH BIRD SMALL AWARD CANDIDATE THE WINNER of the coveted collegiate award given each year in the memory of Elizabeth Bird Small rrrr will be selected from this group of Alpha Girls. Qualifications for the award include scholarship, leadership, and graciousness in daily living.

Alpha

Nu Nu

Beta Zeta

Beta Sigma

ELIZABETH McLouGHLIN

MARY 0JZE NS KI

jOA N ROCHEL

joYcE McG EE

Alpha Alpha

Rho Rho

Beta Eta

Beta Upsilon

B ETH DIETE RLY

LY N DA LEWIS

j EAN LILLIBRIDGE

j UDITH BA STIAN

Alpha Beta

Sigma Sigma

Beta Theta

Beta Phi

ANN FLINCHPAUGH

Joy WILTSIE

KARE N KERNS

GLORIA WALSTAD

Alpha Gamma

Tau Tau

Beta I ota

Beta Chi

VIVIAN MuRPHY

ERMA FROSS

MARGARET YOUNG

j OYELI

E Wt

Beta Beta

Phi Phi

Beta Kappa

Beta Psi

MARY BALL

SYBIL SIMS

M AROELLE BRUNING

RuTH CLARK

Beta Omega BARBARA

HERO

Epsilon Epsilon

Chi Chi

Beta Lambda

CoNSTANCE Fo E LGNER

PAT HILDEBRA NDT

ALICE

Z eta Zeta

Psi Psi

Beta Mu

Gamma Alpha

VIRGINIA B ELL

DoROTHY D uNCAN

SYLVIA

PATRICIA MA NGAN

Eta Eta

Beta Gamma

Beta Ntt

Gamma Beta

R ozANNE MuLNIX

GRETA GEORGE

NA NC Y ALSTON

ALLENE

Theta Theta

Beta D elta

Beta Pi

Gamma Delta

MARY DoNOVAN

ANNETTE TISDALE

jA NE McCoRMICK

DoROTHY BRA cco

Kappa Kappa

Beta Epsilon

Beta Rho

Gamma Epsilo n

LINDA ScHNEEMAN

HELEN WARREN

TERSE

CAROLE BA

O'DONELL

GIPSON

ORGAARD

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F.

GRIMM

HAM

FROST FIDELITY AWARD CANDIDATES EACH year one girl is chosen to receive the Frost Fideli ty Award. c~tab li hcd by Donald a nd Emma Frost rrrr and based on intangible fraternity values including loyalty and " un ung" erv1c .

Alpha

Ntt Nu

Beta Z eta

Beta Sigma

CATHARINE CONNER

BARBARA O'LEARY

j ANET PITT

LI NDA TRACY

Alpha Alpha

Rho Rho

Beta Eta

Beta U psilo11

KARLEN E DI E RKER

NANCY HANGER

MARLE ' E HERMAN

DE A NN A E cKE RT

Alpha B e-ta

Sigma Sigma

Bet a Theta

Beta Phi

CARMEN CAL VI N

MYR NA KooGL E

j EANNE B LACK

jOAN BRAU NWA RTH

A lph a Gamma

Tatt Tau

Beta I ota

Beta Chi

BARBARA MoROFF

GLENDA OPITZ

AN ITA LEAVELL

jACQUEL t

Beta Beta

Phi Phi

Beta Kappa

Beta Psi

SA N DRA MASO N

DARLEN E

VO NDER SCHMIDT

SHARON RosE

BERG

R

E

WI HERD

TH S cHAAF

Beta Lambda

Beta Omega

Epsilon Epsilon

Chi Chi

jANICE FLAIR

NAOMI RoBBINS

CAROL CoRDER

Su A

Zeta Zeta

Psi Psi

Beta Mtt

Gamma Alpha

PATRICIA STRIDER

ETHELYN ScROGGI Ns

MARY HARRIS

P ATR ICIA BAXTER

WEL LA R

Eta Eta

B eta Gamma

Beta Nu

Gamma Beta

SANDY BRAUN

CAROL MORRIS

MARTHA STINSON

B ETTY MARVI N

Theta Th eta

Beta D elta

Be-t a Pi

Gamma D elta

MARJORIE MoRRIS

JuruTH LoNG

GLADA HuMPHREYS

B ETTE StEFRIEO

Kappa Kappa

Beta Epsilon

Beta Rho

Gamma Epsilon

FRANCES

BARBARA EDWARDS

D ELORES BAUER

KATHL EEN ZAJICEJC

CHAUNCEY

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OURI-NEBRASKA

MR . FRED M. HARP, a former national pre icl lpha igma lpha wa the keynote peakr for Kan a -Mi ou1;-Nebraska tate Day which was h lcl in the tudent Union Building on the campu of Kan as State College of Pittsburg on 1ar h 7. Eta Eta and Pittsburg Alumnae Chapters were the ffi ial ho te e for the tri- tate concla e. The organization officers were Rozann Mulnix HH with Peggy Irwin HH as her a i tant and Nancy Thomson ZZ as co-chairmen; Patricia Baxter r A, tr asurer· and Ro e Marie F llin B... and Mrs. Oran . Klein ZZ, alumnae co-chairmen. Following the registration, the Pittsburg alumnae wer ho tes e at a coffee hour. Th theme of the meeting was "Ye terday and Today with A-.A." Decorations carried out the theme with an old grandfather clock, murals of lpha irrs through the year., , and a large birthday rak . The ceilinrr of the cafeteria wa lowered with Grc k lett r , and the speaker ' tab! featured the A:S pin and rruard from ea h chapt r in the tritatc area. pe ial gu ts at the luncheon were President and Mr . Leonard H. Axe and Dr. Mary R. Moor dean of women. Panel and round-table di ·cussion which were held throurrhout the day covered the followin<T

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TATE DAY

topic : philanthropy ru rung and pledging alumcholar hip housing, finance , nae relation hip ampu re pon ibilitie and N.P . . and ocial r spon ibilities. National officer attending were Mrs. Joe H. Brewer ritual hairman; Mrs. Ri hard C. Carson philanthropic chairman· Mr . Oran A. Klein, alumnae editor· Mr . George J. Malone, magazine chairman· and Miss Mary K . Reiff, college editor. Five repr entati es of Sigma Sigma Chapter, We tern Colorado State College, Gunnison, were special guests at the conclave. At the final afternoon busine s session Omaha was elected as the site for th 1960 meeting with Gamma Alpha and Omaha Alumnae Chapters as ho te se . Officer elected were Patricia Baxter r and baron Chapman HH, co-chairmen and Marilyn Kimball B:S treasurer. Concluding the business se sion was th pre entation of tate D ay Award by Nancy Coop r, vic president of the Pitt burg alumnae who represented the tri-state alumna chapters. Awards were received by Charlene Cox AB, Connie Foelgner EE, Donna Ri hcreek ZZ, Rozanne Mulnix HH, Paula Schumacher TT, Rosalie McCrary <1>4>, Lind a Tracy B:S, and Pat Mangam l' A. Completina the day'. activiti es wa a coke party at the chapter house of Eta Eta.


INDIVIDUAL GROWTH ATTAINS PURPO E OF A A IN her opening remarks at Kansas-MissouriNebraska State Day, Mrs. Fred M. Sharp, a former national president, commented on the theme of the State Day program, "Yesterday and Todav with ~A," relating her own long experience i~ Alpha Sigma Alpha. She stated, also, that the fraternity system which is uniquely America n serves as a link between "yesterday and today" from generation to generation. Thereby, the fraternity system "helps preserve the continuity of our American culture." Most of all, the individual national fraternity- for us Alpha Sigma A•l phateaches the values of friendship within a voluntary association composed of persons of similar tastes, similar backgrounds, and common aims. Excerpts of Mrs. Sharp's talk follow. "Today I should like to call your attention to the purpose of Alpha Sigma Alpha as our Founders conceived it to be and as it was written into the original charter:

For those of you who ha e children that you may feel are outstripping you, let me caution keep trying. In a compilation of children ver there is this one by a seven-year-old to her moth r: 'You re as sweet as sugar candy· You're as sweet as apple pie; You're no better than any other moth r, But boy, how you try!' "At least, we can try as long as w livt>. Today, as through all of our yesterdays, A~A tand for good scholarship, an attitude of inquiry a nd a vital awareness of the privilege of attending college. Today greater initiative in stu dy i demand d, and it requires the cultivation of a kind of mental di cipline. We are told that the college tudent of and Ie s time in the tomorrow may spend I class room and more and more tim in the library and. laboratory.

The purpose of the Association shall be to cultivate friendship among its members and in every manner to create pure and elrevating sentim ents, to perform such de eds and mould such opinions as will tend to elevate and ennoble womanhood in the world.

"A~A i concerned not only with mental growth - with the raising the ights of scholastic endeavors. It is concerned also with the growth of insight of its members. A sorority chapter offers the opportunity for the d velopme nt of a keen discernment and an understanding of on 's own behavior and of that of others. Too often our relationship with other people is based on misunderstanding. Within a losely knit group of friends, of sister if you please, we have an ideal place to learn and practice understanding and to grow in in ight. ... In a group if any one m mber fai·ls to accept her responsibility, the group suffers. Every member of a sorority chapter helps to build the ethos of the chapter. Th e action of each member is so important becaus the composite action and standards of all m ember determine the di tinguishing characteri tics the tone of the chapter. Have you ever pau ed to refl ect upon the ethos of your chapter and for that matter, of your campus? For a few minut let us con id r two important qualities which are vital in providing direotion for the individual, ·the group, and our country: self discipline and elf control. Th e are more than old familiar word for u in Alpha Sigma Alpha ; they are obligatory character· tics. The thoughtful person know that they are po itiv not negative. They are not limitin characteristics; they free us for bigger and better thin!rS. elf disciplin , a di ciplined mind and elf control a rein on our emotions, help us to build for ourselves, our own armory of in ight and convictions. Nicholas Murray Butl r aid perhaps forty year ago 'The educated man has tandards of truth of

"Whoever framed that statement of purpose had a liking for the word 'elevate.' It is used twice. It is a good word meaning 'to raise the spirits of, to lift up, to lift up with joy and pride.' The antonym of elevate is to lower. To elevate then means to lift above the average. The implication for u in A~A is clear. Now, how are we going 'to elevate' within an organization? Obviously, it must be accomplished by the individual growth of the members that compose the oraanization. To

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"Every A~A pledge knows that we have ritualistic teachings and ymbolism about growth. A college expects its students to grow intellectually, socially, and morally. I have always maintained 'that the purpose of a fraternity complements th e purposes of the college. Certainly one of the main purpose of each is to stimulate the growth of the individual during college years. Yes but of even greater importance, to sow the seeds of continuing growth, intellect, and morals. A human mind continuina to grow, to develop through life is an impressive quality. For the alumnae present let me say that we nevoer get too old to learn. The psycholo<>'i t~ have assured us that you can teach an old dog new tricks- it ju t takes a little longer.

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experience of wisdom by which new proposals are judged. The undisciplined mind is a prey to every passing victim of every plausible doctrinaire.' In our fairly recent yesterdays in A~A we had a theme, 'Take time to think; it is the source of power.' Do think about your American heritage, the rights and privileges of our American way of life. Let's not be a prey to any 'plausible doctrinaire.' D eliver us from unawareness. Take time to think. What often passes for stupidity i a lack of awareness .... To ELEVATE WoMANHOOD "Let's take another look at the original purpose of AU: 'to perform such deeds and mould such opinion as will tend to elevate womanhood in the world.' When A~A was founded, the status of women was far from what it is today. It was nearly two d ecades before women were given the right to vote. In the meantime we have gai ned many things and proved our abilities in many ways. We have been very busy getting chat done. I hope each of you has, or will 'have, a successful career- perhaps two. We have found that it is possible to have a successful professional or business career and to be a good homemaker and parent at the same time. Whatever you do, wherever you are, I pray along with your successful accomplishments, it will be said, 'She is a gentle woman.' In this fast moving space age, in any age, there is no sub citute for good manners. Oh, I have seen 'hang in procedures of etiquette. Mrs. Grundy i long dead and not likely to be resurrected. The fact remains that refined and gentle manners are the marks of an educated person. Think of the women you have most loved and admired. I dare say they are the 'lady-est' persons you have known .

"Good manners, that are not a veneer but the expres ion of fixed habits of thought and action are in pired by self respect and respect for others. Some have aid, 'Manners do not make the man ; they reveal the man.' I have obser ed they attract the man. Good manners, like beau ty, are more than skin de p. They reflect a graciousness of pirit, sense of fitne , a quietnes in conduct that bespeak a large soul. I recall a hrewd quotation I rom Alexander Pope: 'It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-n ck d bottl ; the le they have in them the more noise they make in pouring out.' Toda is not a time for narrow-soul d p ople. Today in A~A in every phase of our living i a tim for u through intellectual and piritual growth by If di ipline and a firrn g ntlen s to a urn our important part in moulding uch opinion and performing uch d d as will elevate and nnoble womanhood in the world. ' 6

PATRICIA ZELINKA PRESENTED SCHOLARSHIP BY FEDERATED CLUBS PATRICIA ZELINKA a member of Beta R ho Chapter received a five-hundred dollar scholarship from th~ American Federation of Women's Clubs. T his scholarship is given to deerving students to aid them in their study of rehabilitation work with exceptional students. Pat is majoring in peech correction and elementary education. She i a member of Sigma Alpha Eta, speech honorary. Her other campus activities include serving on various committees of the Associated Women Students and being a member of Orchesis, the mod ern dance group, a member of vhe University Chorus and a member of the year-book taff.

BALL STATE'S PROGRAM FOR RESIDENCE HALLS â&#x20AC;˘BALL STATE is proud of its unique program in the residence hails. Each year fourteen girls are chosen from a fi eld of about 1,000 junior women to serve as residence hall taff assistants during their senior year. Two girls work in each of the seven halls. The girls attend summer school in preparation for these positions, and during their year as staff assistants they carry only half the usual class load. These girls are proudly and respectfully referred to as student-staff and are chosen by the dean of women and the director of women's hou ing on the basis of scholarship leadership, and willingness to learn from, and to guide others in, new situations and experiences. Alpha Sigma Alpha has been well repre ented throughout the eleven year history of this program. More r cently in 1957-58 three of the fourteen student- taff were Chi Ohi girls. This year Betty oyring Anita rnith, Betty Bobbitt and ally Weyler have rved on the taff in four of the halls. R ntly th fourt en n w staff memb rs for 1959-60 were announced and once again Alpha igma Alpha i proud of its representation. Four hi Chis Jane Worley Pat Garard, Nancy Rus11 and Pat Bo er have been cho en.


WE Bv PATRICIA GAMBLE AA

THIS, to me, is the 路W E of the active chapter. I'm suve you remember the cycle of membership in the college chapter, but may I recall it to your mind. We are pledged, usually as green, but growing, freshmen into an organization. This group has presumably made a favorable impression upon us and vice-versa. After the frantic period of rushing, no amount of activity will entirely dispel the let-down during the next few weeks. The period of pledging lasts a semester for most of us (unfortunately, a wee bit longer for some). We then are to learn much about this group we have chosen-its history, its members, and its most important basic motivating forcewhy does it exist and why for me. I shall assume we all answered these questions before we became life members in Alpha Sigma Alpha. Th~ prime purpose of this organization is to foster close friendships among its members, according to the ritual. I feel this is somewhat incomplete. ,f rom the day of our activation, we are candidates for positions of leadership. During the three years following, rush parties, social events, problems in human relations, and countless details conspire with a strong force to make poised, powerful, personable, and purposeful young women out of us. Admittedly we champ at the bit now and then. It can really be hard work to improve, you know. Could this same purpose be accomplished without the sorority? Of course. Sorority is not the whole answer, but it could not be accomplished half so easily. We are forced, literally, into learning how to make small conversation. We must give teas, plan parties, and do numberless other things, but all of this is with the support of 50 others in the same situation and under the guidance of our advisers, Mrs. Slamer and Mrs. Johnston. It can be likened to a classroom laboratory where one learns by doing with support and supervision. Certainly we make mistakes. We don't come

to the sorority as a person skilled in these experiences. As I see it, we are not looking for members who have our aspired qualities. For then, where lies our purpose? In my opinion, the main purpose is to help the girl who becomes a member- help her become a better individual. Help by building solid friendships, by providing a background of experiences, by teaching her how to submit, weigh, accept or reject opinions and ideas. In other words, help by offering training to supplement that found in classrooms and text books. Does the sorority serve its purpose? Yes and no . It does not meet the need of every girl. We join because we need the sorority, but in so doing, we pledge ourselves to help meet the needs of every other member. The group has only the strength of each member, but in trying to make each girl proud of her group membership, we sometimes overstress sorority ranking socially and act1v1ty-wise on campus. We sometimes try to make the girl fit the sorority instead of viceversa. For most people, sorority does serve a purpose. There is an increasing problem with more emphasis being placed on scholarship by the university administration itself coupled with mounting "joining" pressure from numbers of professional, avocational, and other types of social organizations. This makes it doubly necessary for the sorority girl to organize her time well and place her values carefully. Do you think the sorority's purpose is worthwhile? We belong, so I assume we must. Since we do, we are prepared to give what help we can to support those girls who will become members of Alpha Sigma Alpha in the future. We all have benefited from such support. WE of the active chapter want to thank you of the alumnae chapters for giving us this support. EotToR's NoTE: This is a copy of the speech given by Patricia Gamble at Ohio State Day, 1958.

OFFICERS ANNOUNCE JEAN and Bob Grady welcomed on January 30, 1959, an adopted son, Charles ~shl~y, born Ootober 3, 1958. Kurt Thomas arrived on December 2, 1958, at Anne and Btll Niemeyer's, and Gail and AI Dickson received Glenn Albert on December 8, 1958.

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IN HONOR OF EVELYN G. BELL ' \\' oman of the Y a r" and was t when E un ve il ed a perfec t! rend ered likenes of her elf on a large T im e Ma gazin e cover. E ach pa t pre idc n t of the Buffalo hapt 1 placed a gold cha m1 on a huge chain brae let, trung on the fi eld tone m a ntel behind th head tabl e signifying a highlight in Ev' li~ . It \~a rno t effe tive in . howina her out tand mg rv1ce to the communi ty a nd twe nty-eight year of 路 rvic to Alpha Sigma Alph a . Th Founders' D ay S rvice, which began the program embodied tho e qu a litie w hich w r honored in Evelyn G. B II m entor and friend .BARBARA BRA u . At the peakers' table, 1 ft to rig h t : J ean Richard, Helen Baldwin (Evel yn 's i ter), Evelyn Bell, Betty Barr , Ja11e Fry, i\:l a ri on wenson .

O N Fo DER ' DAY, Pi Pi members from near and far gathered to honor E ve lyn G. Bell p ast nationa l pre ident. Th e r ce p tion an d lu ncheon w re held a t The Pa rk Country Club of Buffalo where over one hund red fri end of Ev's wished her w II a nd thanked her for m a ny year of elA e se rvice and t ru e fri nd hip for all lph a igma Alpha members. Fa ll bouq uet were th e en terpiece for each tab! a nd ach g ue t h ad a tiny bell to ring for E B II. I t was a d lightfu l beginning for the program which wa opened by B tty Ba rre, toastm istr . The th em e o f the lunch on wa fittin gly

T h e receivin g line , l eft to righ t, included J ean Ri ch ard , Evel yn B ell, and 1\farni Groh. Those b eing received 路a re Nancy H e nderson and Barbara B raun .

MR . ELIZABETH N. JOHNSTON RETIRES MR . ELIZBETH EWHALL J OH N TO A, who b cam manag r of T h Pine in 1939 and inc then has rved t\ enty year \ ith th Miami U ni ersity re id n e halls tem r tired o n F ebruary 2. M . J oh n ton, a hart r m mb rof lpha lpha hapt r, wa lpha pha' hapt r advi r fr rn th tim f it reinstat ment in 1950 u nti l 1958. 8

M1 he i. fo ndly who know her wa a r to tudent . was ma n of Miami' nam ed M oth r o f th Y a r" by th tudent body. Mr . John ton plan s to make h r hom in Oxf rd b u t will b m a king trips to i it h r two on a nd th ir fa mi li m a n ntonio a nd Colorado pnn .


CITIZENSHIP ATTITUDES AN affirmative attitude tow.ard citizenship must impress our compatriots, as well as all peoples on this earth, with lineaments of sincerity. To assume a studied attitude .for mere effect is worse than having no position toward citizenship at all. While we know the definition of the word Citizenship is the "status of a person owing allegiance to a government and entitled to it~ ' protection," it is very important that we accept the right and privileges of this status along with the duties. Rights and privilege , usually, are accepted with little thought and are taken for granted a nd we think ,about the duties too little. Exercisi ng the right to vote, maintaining a n active interest in national and world affairs, serving on juries when called, and participating in programs to preserve the American way of life are duties which are privileges in themselves. Communism, as a way of life, is at opposite

poles from the freedom we enjoy m the nited States. It is neces ary that we b well-informed and alert to the way of combatting the ubtle attempts of Communi tic proponent to undermine our pride and faith in the ba ic concepts of our great nation. Of this Yic ... Pre ident Nixon r ently said ' No matter how repugnant th Communism philosophy is to us, we must recognize the fact that tho who sub cribe to it ,are true believer . And t:hi rather than the military or economic power of the Communist empire i the major sourc of it trength and its insatiable drive toward world domination." As citizens of a nation, community, church s hool or fraternal organization it is imperative that all of us look to the future with an acute aw.arenes of the aim and purpo e of our Founders.-CITIZENSHIP CoMMITTEE, ational Panhellenic Conference.

REUNION FETES EM FROSl

HOME OF ASA FEATURED

THE first reunion of New York-New Jersey alumnae was :h eld in D ecember with a luncheon at the Town and Country R estaurant in New York City. It was spon ored by the alumnae chapters now active (New Jersey, Long Isl.and, and Queen ) , and the guest of honor was Em Frost (Mrs. Donald L. ), a former national chairman and former president of the once active New York City Alumnae Chapter.- ETHEL BARRETT CouSINS.

WATERS' RIVER

ONE of twenty-six home featured during PrinAnne Day in Maryland last fall w that of Ellen Mitchell Britton (Mr. James ) BE. The land patent to the e tate, Water ' Riv r, was granted to Willi.am Waters on S ptember 4 1663, and con isted of 1,280 acres. The bricks in the hou e are from England and were probably brought over a ballast on a ailing hip. Many of the panes of glas are original, and the floor are original heart pine. The walls are fifteen inches thick inside and outside. The house wa built by Richard Waters on of William Waters. q!S

New J e r sey alumnae greet Em Frâ&#x20AC;˘ost. Left to right: Dorothy Fuetterer, J{athy Duncan Higgins, 1\fruâ&#x20AC;˘y Elizabeth DeMa.llie, Em Fi.oo t, Doris Kraus Bnhl, Doris May Gilmore, Sandra Covert.

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ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA PROUDLY PRESENTS

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THE woRD scholarship implies proficiency in forging another link in a chain of good pu~lic learning. Thus, it would seem that to stay in relations. A chapter which is con istently h1gh college all students would put scholarship hig~ o~ academically is also good in all other p~er~s of their li t of requirements. Unfortunately thts ts operation. There is ample evidence to md1cate not always the case, and our Ame rican colleges that thi is a g neral rule. and college student are und r fire in much of _the "Techniques and devices for improving scholarcurrent literatur for low standards of learrung. ship would include a basic list of specific meth~ds In almost all of these a rticles Greek Letter Organi- whi h should be employed by every fratermty zations are attacked, and of course this 'hits us chapter. Nightly study hours, which mean quiet close to home. What is our line of defense? hour , initiated as compulsory eventually become To answer for Alpha Sigma Alpha we are able traditional and receive general acceptance. The to ay that orne of our chapters are making a officers, however, must alway be alert to see that concerted effort to improve their scholarship, and the rul es of the cholarship ommittee are not some of our chapters already have e tablished pro- violated. urams and traditions of high cholarship. Also, we "Under the specific direction of the scholarship ;equire our girls to maintain a C average in order committee a tutoring system is established whereby to remai n participating members of the sorority, the members who are proficient in certain ubjects and pledge must make a C average before initia- help those pledges and members who are having tion. However, we must do more a nd put more difficulty in those courses. In some subjects, when em phasi on scholarship if we are going to combat member 'experts' are not available, outside tutors successfully this critici m . To aid us the following can and should be employed. This is clearly a excerpt from Th e ABC's of S cholarship written duty and a re ponsibility of the chapter in its by Robert W . Krovitz, president of Alpha Epsilon avowed purpose to ' turn out a gentleman and a Pi and the Fraternity Scholarship As ociation m ay scholar' - a well-balanced, well-rounded fraternity be helpful. man. "The uc e sful operation of a chapter cholar"The adoption of the following devices, scholarhip program wh ich will have tradition a nd con- ship committee, study hours, minimum grade retinuity must cncompa at lea t three fundam ental quirements, tutorial assistance, and scholarship areas. First there must be the group acceptance guidance in pledge training, can be adopted by of its value and importance· second, there mu t every fraternity chapter. be the development of trong lead rship in order "The following i a supplementary list which to effect a nd maintain an efficient organization can be adapted to local conditions: .t he use of a of a cholarship comm ittee; and, third, a well compulsory or voluntary tudy table or hall; postcoordinat d program of technique and devi es ing all grades on bulletin board· the use of a sysadapted to local condition mu t be adopted. tematic method to secure individual progress re"A w ll-balanced tudent i one who i active jn port from instructors and profe sors before midholastic term or term grade are available· curtailment of extracurricular activitie and high in attainment. There r main , however no choice of activiti chapter and campu , for those delinaction when extracurricu lar activitie in ter£ re with quent in cholarship · recognition of scholastic tudi or good grade . Curtailment of outside achievement through trophie cash awards, and acti itie mu t be impo d either through elf- publication · elf-impo ed restriction of ocial prodi ciplin if re ognized or b the chapter if not. gram where chapter average is poor; adoption of cholastic r qui ment to hold major office ; series "A fraternity chapt r with a record of abov a erag grad will almo t alway command r - of faculty lectur on How To Study' involving p t. More signifi anti that chapt r be om a attitude , techniques, etc." I incer ly hop all of you will take the foreli ing demon tration a an in truro nt of a basic fulfillment of th a1m of the college a ' ell a going to heart and plan now to set up a scholartho embodi d in our common ritual of ideal . hip program that wi ll be a vital part of your bov a rag rad to alumni and parents mean chapter life.

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BETA IoTA- Martha McDonald and Pat LaPrade achieved straight A averages. BETA KAPPA- Mardelle Bruning i chapter pre ident, pre ident of the Panhellenic Council, vicepresident of Kappa Delta Pi tr asurer of Pi Omega Pi a member of W.A.W.S. Council Business Education Club, candidate for Greek Ball Queen, candidate for Homecoming Queen, marshall for Baccalaureate and Commen ement, and vice-pre ident of the sorority house. Also she maintains an honor roll average. JOYCE DI C KINSON BETA PI

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OuTSTANDING ALPHA SIGMA ALPHAS ALPHA ALPHA- Pam Pearson, scholarship chairman, is .the recipient of the Dayton Panhellenic Scholarship of $150. She is also a member of Psi Chi as is Beth Dieterly. Cheryl Harless, a dean's list student .for two semesters, is a freshman counselor ,a nd has been chosen as a house chairman. ALPHA 路BETA- Ann Flinchpaugh, treasurer of her chapter, is a member of Pi Kappa Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Oral Interpreters, Cardinal Key, and secretary of Alpha .P hi Sigma. She was named to the Dean's Honor Roll with a straight A average for the summer quar.ter. Martha Barnett Rollcroft, president of the chapter, a senior elementary education major, member of Alpha Phi Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, made straight A's for the fall quarter. Judith Durham, senior elementary education major, Alpha Beta scholarship chairman, treasurer of Kappa Delta Pi, member of student NEA, Alpha Phi Sigma, Cardinal Key, and cheerleader, made straight A's for the fall quarter. BETA BETA- Mary Ball, Carolyn Bouts, Janet Flint, Helen Garzina, Karen Hadley, Alice Heintz, J o Ann Leonard, and Margaret Weber all made a straight A average for the fall semester. ETA ETA-Sharon Haines, a dean's honor roll student, is presently serving a.s KANZA BALL chairman, president of A.W.S. and editor of Eta Eta Chapter. Psi Psi- Peggy Jo Duke, Betty Bradshaw, and Kitty Brown all achieved straight A averages for the fall semester. BETA EPSILON-Jlelen Lynn Warren has been elected Miss Madison of 1959. She holds membership in Sigma Phi Lambda and Kappa Delta Pi and is president of the Student Government Association. She also achieved a traight A average for the fall semester. BETA ETA- Bernice Mayer, Shirlee Smith, and Judy Uffers all received an A in tudent teaching.

BETA PI- Freida Riley and Marie Hall achieved straight A averages. Dana Clark Hodges wa.s the recipient of the Kappa Gamma Delta Scholarship. Joyce Annabella Dickinson is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Cardinal Key, Pi Omega Pi, F.B.L.A., and is her class treasurer as well a.s her chapter' scholarship chairman. She is also listed in Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Linda Lou Soto is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Cardinal K ey, and Alpha 'B eta Alpha and 路is her chapter's second vice-president. She plans to obtain a master's degree in library science next year. BETA SIGMA- Mary Alice Standefer debates on the Senior Women's Division of the Southwest Missouri State College d ebate team and already has a record of 21-1 in major college debate tournaments in the Midwest and in the South. She won the College Theater Business Manager Award for her work in "Kiss M e Kate" at S.M.S. She is an active member of Alpha Pi Omega and Young R epublicans Club and is on 路the dean' honor roll. BETA OMEGA-Mary Emma Fetter and Margaret Schafer achieved straight A averages. Elva Mae Nicholson has achieved a 3.00 (perfect) average for the last three semesters and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during her junior year, a most unusual honor. She is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, American Chemical Society, and Alpha. Lambda D elta. She also holds membership on the Women's Recreation Board, participates in sports, and is outstanding in women's athletics. She has been a member ofHouse Council, Women's Student Government, the yearbook taff, the student handbook staff and the Mixed Choms. GAMMA BETA- Sharon Gjermund on, schoLarship chairman, achieved a straight A average for the fall emester. GAMMA DELTA-Dotty Bracco is very active in the School Senate and the Newman Club in which she has held several office . She is a member of the German Honorary Fraternity.- GAIL DIXoN DicKsoN, National Scholarship Chairman. 11


GLADA HUMPHREYS TO REPRESENT U. S. GIRL SCOUTS AT CUERNAVACA H MPHREY BIT, a Concord College enior has be n elected by th e National Council of irl outs to rcpre nt the Girl cout of th e tat of merica in an international inter-chang of persons at ' Our a bana" at Cuernavaca, M xico Scptemb r 1-10. Glada i one of two merican delegat ponsored by the Julie tte Low World Friend hip Fund of tthe Girl couts of America to a ttend th e Mexican conclave. he was selected on the basi qualifi ation of leadership in the Girl Scouts inter t in the international coutinrr prorrram and world affairs, experience in conference participation, and recommendation of the R egional Girl Scout Council . 'Our Cabana," founded in 1957 with delegates repre enting six continents, i a conference planned to pro ide opportunity for repre entative from LADA

member countri of the World sociation of Girl cou ts to xplore the lead rship role of the young adult world today. Its purpo is to bring together young adults in Girl oouting and Girl Guiding of different nationalities and different cultures to exchang knowledge and d pen understanding of their potential contributions. Glada has been a member of the Girl Scout organization for fifte n year . She has erved as unit councilor and assi tant unit leader for the Kanawha County Girl Scout Council at Camp Wh elrrate as a unit leader for the Greater Cincinnati G irl cou at Camp William Butterworth, and as an a istant leader and leader of the Athen Brownie and Girl Scout units. Following her May, 1959, graduation from Concord College Glada plan to make a career of Girl cout work. Glada is Beta Pi' nominee for the 1959 Fro t Fidelity Award. She is president of the Panhellenic Coun il. Glada is a member of the Women's Athletic Association, Physical Education Major's Club, and the Aquatic Club.

JOYCE McGEE RECEIVES LUCY MAE SMITH AW RD THE prin fi eld lumna Lu y M a rnith award to Joyc M G e. The awa rd !riv n a nnu ally to an out ta nding enior of B ta igma Chapter. i based upon I adership. IO)'alty, and s rvice to th orority. The recipient' na me i n!ml ed in gold on a pl aqu which hang in th rority hou e honorinrr Mi mi th who ta i!mla' faculty advi r before her dea th .

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MARY CAMBLIN REIGNS AS BLUE KEY SWEETHEART MARY CAMBLIN BB was crowned Blue Key Sweetheart on February 14 on the campus of Colorado State College. Each year Blue Key, men's honor fraternity, recognizes five junior women as outstanding leaders and scholars to reign at its annual 'Sweetheart Ball. From the five, one is selected as Blue K ey Sweetheart on the basis of points earned in campus activities and service, scholastic standing, and leadership. The Blue Key Sweetheart is considered by the student body to be the outstanding woman of the junior class. The queen serves for a year as the official hostess of Blue Key. Beta Beta Chapter has been proud to claim the last eight consecutive Blue Key Sweethearts as its members.

PANHELLENIC SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED TO PAM PEARSON PAMELA PEARSON AA was named as recipient of the 1959 Dayton Panhellenic Scholarship. Pam, a junior at Miami University, has been not only an outstanding member of her chapter but also is an outstanding leader on her campus. This year she has served her chapter as standards board and scholarship chairman. Pamela is the newly-elected president of Alpha Alpha Chapter. She was her chapter's delegate to the 1958 National Convention. O n campus she excels in many fields . Pam is a member of the Miami University Theater GroUip, secretary to the director of the All-Campus Musical Show, and a member of Psi Chi, the psychology honorary. She was secretary of House Council in Porter Hall this year. Pamela has served as freshman counselor.

IN MEMORIAM-ALMA K. ZOLLER M iss ALMA K. ZoLLER, former adviser of Alpha Beta Chapter, died suddenly at her home in Kirksville on April 2.

Mary Camblin BB receives the Blue l{ey Sweeth tnt crown from Mary Ball BB, the 1958 Sweetheart.

Miss Zoller had served a chapter advi er from 1938 to 1958. In September he retire::! from Northeast Missouri State T eachers College and had been named Instructor Emeritus in Health by the Board of Regents. A graduate of the Englewood School of Nursing, Chicago, she held a B.S. degree from the Teachers College. In 1917 she enlisted a an Army nurse under the Ameri can R ed Cross Nursing Service and served a year in France. Miss Zoller came to Kirk ville in 1923 as superintendent of nurse at Grim-Smith Hospital and became director of the College School of Nursing in 1929. The Mis ouri Nursing Journal named Miss Zoller 'Nurse of the Month" in 1953. he was a past president of the Missouri State Nurses Association, erved as a member of the State Board of Directors and served a treasurer of the Sixth District Mis ouri Nur e Association. Miss Zoll r was a member of the Presbyterian Church and taught the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Easte rn Star, Sojourner Club, National Education A sociation, the National League of Nurses 7 and MacDougall-Lowe Po t No. 20 of th American Legion and was a charter member of the Legion Auxiliary. Althoug'h retired from her position at the college, Mis Zoller had never retired from her intere ts in school activities and Alph a Sigma Alpha. She was always willing to help Alpha Betaeither to furnish a cake for a Fun Fe tival Booth or chaperon a chapter activity.

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COLLEGIATE PHILANTHROPIES A CHILD with a handicap needs help- help from parents, from doctors and nurses, and from the entire community. Now you can read what ALPHA IGMA ALPHA member have been doing this year in the way of assi tance.

Miss Peggy Bottai and Mr. Raymond Bell turn over funds raised from the sale of banne1路s to 1\11'. Arnold Piacentini, pecial events chairman of the Junior DLvision of the G1路eater Boston Association for Retarded Children.

school for retarded children in Bluefield, West Virginia, at Christmas time. They entertained the children with. skits, singing, and pantomimes and highlighted the program with the appearance of Santa Claus who brought each child a candy cane. The school director was so happy over their visit that they have been asked back in small groups to help with the teaching of these children. In addition to their working with the Mental Retarded School, .t hey also donated $39 to the Proctor Council underprivileged children's party and $25 to their Jane Britton Memorial Fund, and flowers are placed on the offering table in one of Athens Churches. Their $10 to the Fellowship Loan Fund has also been sent. BETA Nu at Murray State College has a school for Mentally Retarded Ghildren only a few blocks from the college, and the members have been working all year with them. They have given the school puppets, a record player, and a number o.f books. At Christmas a party was given for the children with individual gifts. Martha Shmidt vice-president, writes, "The things we at Beta Nu feel the children enjoy most are just our visits. We sing with them and join in their activities. This i proving to be the most worthwhile philanthropic project we have ever had. Not only does it help the children, but we feel that -it is a rewarding experience to us. It makes tlhose who are more fortunate take time to count their blessings." BETA DELTA CHAPTER had .the director of a day school for mentally retarded children attend a meeting to explain about the children. At her suggestion they gave a party for the children with gifus, and some much needed equipment was purchased for the school. RHo RHo CHAPTER at Marshall College will sponsor a needy mentally retarded child at a summer camp in August. Proper camp clothes will also be purchased for the child. Since this was the most pressing problem of rhe orqanization in Huntington, the Alpha Sigs are most e~thused wi.th this idea and are making great plans now. BETA CHI CHAPTER at Arizona State University holds an annual Voodoo Doll sale prior to the Un~versity of Arizona-Arizona State football game. This year the chapter netted over $80 which will be used for their philanthropic work with the mentally retarded chi ldren.

THETA THETA CHAPTER at Boston University, in conjunction with Pi Sigma Fraternity, sold 'Capsize Navy" banners before the Boston University-Navy game. They received a great deal of publicity September 29 through October 4 in the Boston newspapers and WBUR radio on the campus. From this they netted $134.43 to give to the Retarded Children Association. Carol Davis writes, "Even now our banners can be seen in the dean of .men's office, professors' offices, in the commons, and all over the university. We have become known 路throughout the university and have received many letters of praise." They also received the "Terrier of the Month" award that is given to the organization which promotes the mot chool spirit on the campus. BE:A Psi CHAPTER's P'hilanthropic chairman, Andne Koeppel, is majoring in occupational therapy and reports there is great need in their area. The chapter is working with the children in the Kalamazoo School for R etarded Children . Aside from daily program an evening session is held and two Alpha Sigma Alphas assist the director each Tue day evening. They help the children prepare, eat, and clean up a simple dinner. They al o work on a handicraft project and play game ALPHA CHAPTER writes that because there were wi~ the children. The members feel they have no local chools or groups established for the gam~d a great deal from thi work, and on free mentally retarded hildren, a check was sent to enmgs they are making learnina aid for the be u ed for the national project. They also gave chool. a food ~~ket to an underprivileged family at BET Pt m mb rs' fi1 t proje t wa to vi it the Thanksg1vmg and at Christmas. Anorher of their 14


projects is working with the alumnae at South- in the vicinity. In the future th y plan to concenside Community Hospital in Farmville, Virginia. trate their philanthropic work on the mentall Nu Nu CHAPTER contacted the Association for retarded children in their area. Mentally Retarded in Philadelphia, and one of BETA EPSILON took a i philanthropic project the association members spoke at a chapter meet- the local polio drive and they tried a new idea of ing. The chapter plans to help by doing office asking the faculty members to erve dinner to the work ·f or the association. They continued with students. They publicized that tudents would tip their Christmas party for the children at Arch- the "waiters" according to the amount they would bishop Ryan Home for the Deaf and Mute Chil- like to contribute to the drive. The faculty entered dren and in March will participate in the Lily into this idea enthusiastically and entertained th Parade and solicit money for afflicted children. students during the meal. Their succe was to the ALPHA ALPHA CHAPTER at Miami University tune of $114 for polio. voted to adopt the Richmond Day Nursery as BETA RHo ,at DeKalb furnished the members their Philanthropic project, and they are making with scrapbooks which they then filled with unstuffed animals, bean bags, picture puzzles, and pa.sted pictures. These were given to a school for picture books for them. There are twenty-eight mentally retarded in Ottawa, Illinois. They are children in the nursery between the ages of three making forty s'hirts with monograms for a school and eight whose parents both work. in River Grove, Illinois, to be used by the children GAMMA ALPHA CHAPTER again this year has taking art. Each member gives an old shirt, dyes adopted a high school girl whose mother is dead it a bright color, and sews on it the name of one and whose father is in clle state penitentiary. of the children. They, also, are con idering furnEach Christmas and Easter they take her to town ishing clothing to a home for retarded children on a shopping trip to buy new clothes. She is in Bloomingdale, Illinois. living with a family that receives money from the BETA THETA at Central Michigan College gave state for keeping her. a Christmas party for needy children in their ETA ETA gave food baskets to the Salvation vicinity and furnished a Christmas basket to a Army at Christmas and have concentrated the re- needy family. Too, they gave a contribution to mainder of their efforts on selling magazines CARE. Each week they assist at the State Home through our national magazine chairman. and Training School in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. PHI PHI at Marysville, Missouri, brought chilGAMMA BETA CHAPTER made stuffed animals dren of the Noyes Home in St. Joseph, Missouri, and scrapbooks for the students at the St. Pau l to the campus at Christmas for an entire Sunday. School for Menta lly R etarded in Steven Point. They took them to church, then to lunch in their They also donated $10 to the Glee Club for their cafeteria, to a movie, and to a party where Santa tour and received a great deal of publicity and CLaus distributed gi:fts. Several of the girls have promoted good will on their campus. visited a school for mentally retarded in St. Joseph and are making plans now to see if any help can be given to them. They also plan to visit the Home for the Aged near Marysville. EPSILON EPSILON last year made scrapbooks for the mentally retarded children at Pa.rsons, Kansas, and because the children were so grateful, they again made twenty-five of the books which were sent at Christmas. They, also, are requiring that each member buy one magazine subscription from · the national magazine chairman. BETA OMEGA is making cloth books for retarded children. In these books there are snaps, zippers, shoe laces, hair ribbons, and a hankie in a pocket to help the children learn the essentials of dress- Gal1llll1\ Beta Chapter at Wisconsin State College in Point, \Visoonsin, aids mentally retarded ing themselves. They also gave a Thanksgiving Stevens children ·a t the Sparta Home with stuffed animal basket to a needy family and at Christmas gave made by the chapter. stockings filled with gifts to a needy family that BETA PHI ,at Stout State College ha contacted has thirteen children. BETA IoTA at Radford College contributed $35 a school for mentally retarded children in Menoto the campus Carnival, and this •was sent in the monie, Wisconsin and plans to work with them. name of ..the chapter to the Heart Fund. At Christ- They also gave gifts to underprivileged children at mas they gave a basket of food to a needy family Christmas. IS


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ZETA ZETA at Warren burg arrain pre ented a he k for , 250 to , hildren' M ercy H o pital in K a n a. itv. Thi has been an annual donation to th poli~ ward for the pa t ven year . Hower, aft r onvention wh n th e new a tional Phil anthrop ic Proj ect wa adopt d, they advised the ho pital of the proj ect for mentall y re tarded childr ~' a nd a new fund wa e tablishcd at_ th h pital in rhe narn of Z eta Z eta- Alpha Swma Alpha Fund for M entally R etarded Children. Th money wa rai d by the m mber through work day and a "popul ar profe or" election at th colI g with a harge of one penny per vote plu pon orinrr th ororitie ' annual ' o k-Hop" dance. Our newe t ha pter, GAMMA EPSILON, writ s ihat it member a re \ orking on elling magazin . Th ey have an ' pple Day' on their campus for whi h th memb r ma ke taffy appl e to ell , and the proc ed will go to th menta lly r tarded children in th area. K PP K PPA CHA PTER a t Chri tmas ollected food a nd lothing for a needy family and b cau f th de p appr ciation hown by th family, th hapter d id d to give them b~ ket throughout th car. The a l o rrave a party with D elta igma Pi Fraternity for twenty- ix orphans. Gifts were di tribut d, a nd i r am and ake w re erved f r rcfr hmen . BET ET at Di

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LPHA GAMMA . upplied a local ho pital in Indiana Penn lvania with tO} for the children who are ta ing there. Th e were toy they had brou<Tht from home and repair d while several m mber made tufT d a nimal from a simple patt rn. Th e toy replaced the few toy which the ho pital had. . . BETA SIGlll at pringfield, M1 oun, gav a party t the Communit Training School for Mentall R etard d Children on December 18. Each child rb i d a n appl anta Clau , and to h lp th m 1 member the orority th ey were pre ented with a . pictur of a train with the bold letters of lph a Sigma lpha in cribed on the side. They ha\'e al o been participating in the national magazine a le . Pl an ar being mad e for a nother party for the childr n at th chool a nd .a vi it to the rphan ' home in pringfield. TA TA CHAPTER at Fort Hay gave an Easter party for a p cial education class for t he mentally retarded children. The children were given gift and refreshments and th n gam es w replayed. uppli . \ hich were needed wcr bought out of their orority fund . BETA KAPPA i working on a plan to a si t in om ma nn r with th guidance office at Western Illinoi niver ity which doc te ting of mentally r tard d childr n for the tate to determine their ligibilit for tat aid. At Chri tmas they went caroling to veral old-age homes. Mo t of our chapter have al o been upporting our National Magazine Project as all profit goe for our N ationa l Philan thropic Proj ec t and a portion of th e $10 se nt by each h apter forth Fellowhip Loa n lfund is us d for our National Proj ct. bout lpha igs orne hav put th ir hand to \ ork; orne -ha e put the ir money to work· but a ll ha\·e put their heart to work to help someone who is lc fortunat than they th m elve ar .J CQUELYN PHILLIP CAR o , ational Philanthro j1ic Chairman.


NEW ALUMNAE CHAPTERS WHO, WHEN, AND WHERE NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA ALUMNAE living in the Beckley area met at the home of Arlene Miller Meadows in October to begin the organization of a new alumnae chapter. The chapter will hold meetings on the first W ednesday of each month. OFFICERS

President- Jewell Hartsog Graybeal (Mrs. Arnold) Vice-President- Carol Gwinn Suthe rland (Mrs. Leland ) . ecretary-Sonja Markowitz Trea urer-Arlene Miller M eadows (Mrs. Charl<es) Editor- Mary Katherin e Walker

HAYS, KANSAS THE planning for the reorganization of the Hays Alumnae Chapter was completed in September when the first official meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Van Hartman, Tau Tau Chapter patroness. The alumnae chapter's primary aim is to assist the college chapter in every possible way. Meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month during the school year.

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ENTHUSIASTIC alumnae hav m t to reoraanize Norfolk Alumnae Chapter. OFFICERS

Pr ident- Barbara Styron Tucker ( Mrs. John H. , Jr. ) rmi tead Ow n Vi ce-President- Martha (Mrs. Joseph ) R ecordi ng Secretary- Martha Lee Kee ( Mr . Jame ) Corrc ponding cretary- Phylli Epp rson Gray (Mr. G o.) Treasurer- Lois Price Wootton (Mr . Frank) Editor- Winnie Rew hield (Mr. F. Ray, Jr.)

HAMILTON -MIDDLETOWN- OXFORD OHIO THE first meeting of the newly formed alumnae chapter in the Hamilton-Middletown-Oxford area was held at the home of Glady Clement Slamer on February 15. Election of officers was held constitution and budget committee were formed, and philanthropic projects and Panhellenic member hip were di cussed. A ummer luncheon was planned for the purpo e of informing the Alpha Alpha Chapter patrone es of rushing plans for September. OFFICERS

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Pre ident-Phyllis Watkins Brian (Mrs. Ray V. ) Vice-President- Betty McCauley Schlegel (Mrs. R. W. ) Secretary- Mary James Thomas (Mrs. Carroll ) Treasurer- Mary Garrison Editor~Lenora Meis e nh e imer Goetz (Mrs. Charles ) Magazine Chairman- Lenora Meisenh e im er Goetz (Mrs. Charles)

President-Carol Slamer tocker (Mrs. Robert) Vice-Presid ent- Marie Kruecke Ritter (Mrs. Howard) Secretary-Treasurer-Joan Frazier Editor- Elizabeth Newhall Johnston (Mr. Chester) Magazine Chairman- Gladys Clement lamer (Mr. Don )

ALPHA SI GMA ALPHA MAGAZINE AGENCY MRs G. J. MALONE, JR., Chairman 2614 South Vandalia Tulsa 14, Oklahoma Send your orders (new renewal, and special offers ) or reque t for price information to your chapter magazine chairman. If you are not a member of a n alumnae chapter, contact the national magazine chairman. Don't forget to enclose payment with all orders that you send to the aaency. 17


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ALL of u at one time or another, have dreamed of visiting or tudying in foreign lands. Patsy Lovinger ZZ, daughter of President and Mr. Warren C. Lovinger of Central Missouri tate College, has had her dream turned into a reality and is pending her junior year at the International Christian niversity in Tokyo, Japan. She was awarded thi year of study through the Presbyterian Church.

Patsy Lovinger zz \vith some of h er classmates at Ohri tinn University in Tokyo.

Patsy has kept her Zeta Zeta sisters well informed on her many experiences as a student in a foreign la nd. Some of th cour es she has taken thus far at the univer ity are western art comparative literature of the Japanese, history of A ia, Japanese compara tive ethics and comparative literature of Ru ia. B id arrying this h avy cour e of tudy Pat y finds time to teach Engli h to private students, sing in the Japane e Gl ee Club and to uo into the hom of the J a pane e in Chri tian fellow hip. B fore a rec nt con rt uiven by the Glee Club, Pat related sh e had to tay up mo t of the pr iou night tudying to make ure he could sa all th e word of th ongs correctly in Japane . n experience in itself would be haring a ro m with Japanese irl who peak no Engli h. Pat ha had vera! roomma t , and he a whil e none have be n hri tian they have all b en ver in tcre tina. H er roommate have be n helpful in teaching her the languau and the cu tom of th Japane people. In an int r ting letter about on of her roomma t ' he wrote th a t th e gi rl \ a in I ve and wanted to marry a boy not of h r par nt ' h ng. 18

The girl' father is a doctor and following the Japanese cu tom, he would elect a doctor a her hu band in form-ing the future security of his daughter. Howe er, she is much against this type of marriage and i heartbroken because her parent still refu e to give their consent to a marriage of her own choo ing. This problem is typical in many of the Japane e homes. The social changes are beginning to becom more apparent, and as the Crown Prince has chosen to marry for love thi is a great move in progres for many J apane e young people. Christmas was another new experience for Patsy in this non-Christian ountry. As she wrote in one of her letters, "Christmas here was quite different from Christmas at home, but it was so meaningful that I really enjoyed the Christmas-New Year's vacation. Of cour e on the Ginza, Christmas was used as nothing more than an excuse for lots of drinking parties, noise-making party hats, etc. but here at I.C.U. where many of us are Ohristians, Christma was much like that at home with the exception of the language. Many of the Christians here are from non-Christian fami lies and they have a rough time becau e of it." During the holiday Pat y went on a ski trip into the mountain . he painted a complete picture of the very crowded trains and told of sitting in the aisle of the train and of boys from another college sleeping on the floor beneath the eats. It seems traveling conditions are like this in Japan during the entire year. After a recent typhoon Patsy went into the ravaged area and aw the people working on their destroyed homes and finding belongings. he and other friends hav made many trips into the villages surrounding the university to take items of great need to the people. They bring them food and mall articles of clothing. Of course Patsy would be on of the Ia t per on to ask for help and we ha e found out from h r parents that her uroup' fund are not adequate to help all the people whom they would lik to help. These people u e a lot of j llo, cer al pudding , and cake mixes. The pledges of Zeta Zeta have had everal work days to earn money to buy uch article to end to Patsy to use a he e fit. he will be in Japan for the remaind r of the chool year. During her last month in Japan Patsy will be living with a Japan ese family and living as one of them. On her way back to the nit d tate , Patsy will travel through Europe. he has been invit d


to visit Dr. and Mrs. Loyd Grimes in Pakistan on her way home. Mrs. Grimes is a former Zeta Zeta adviser whose husband is on leave from C.M.S.C. to be a member of an educational commission to Pakistan. This girl seems to be very busy and energetic, and we can almost hear her as she breathlessly stated in one of her letters, "To say that the past three months have flown is an understatement! They have been filled not only with attempts to learn about the traditional culture of Japan as seen in the tea ceremony, Kabuki, Noh Drama, and

Japanese music and art but also with wonderful relationships with my roommates, their families, and Japanese people in all types of ituation . The chan~ing political and social situation, trips to the beautiful Japanese mountains, work camps in the typhoon-ravaged areas, the teaching of private English classes, and the study of J apanese have also claimed my interest and time." Special thanks for excerpts from some of Patsy's letters are given to her parents, Doctor and Mrs. Lovinger. They have lent us the picture that is shown with this article.

MARY ANN LEIGHT, A MEMBER OF U. S. WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY TEAM Bv CAROL B. FRAPS KK KAPPA KAPPA's Mary Ann Leight has been busy preparing for her trip abroad with the United States Women's Field Hockey Touring Team whidh left for Europe on March 26. Mary Ann, a member of T emple University's varsity hockey team ince her freshman year, was high scorer of the team last year. She has been named to the first AllCollege and All-Philadelphia teams this past season which entitled her to compete for a berth on the United States team. For her fine performance in the National Tournament which was held in Chicago during th e Thanksgiving holidays, she merited an Honorable Mention. The keen competition in rhe Philadelphia area has been striking in the selection for the touring teameight of the fifteen women selected were from the Philadelphia area. Also touring with the team from Temple is Miss Joan C. Edenborn, a member of the university faculty and the assistant coach for the Owlettes. Miss Edenborn has been on several tours with the U.S. team, and her last tour was to Africa. Having had the touring experience, Miss Edenbom has assisted Mary Ann in planning what to take as the team will be traveling by air. The tours are planned by the hockey associations in the various countries where they will visit. The team stays in one city for a day or two, playing

three or four games, and then travels to the next France, England, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and Holland will be the countries visited for the thirty matches played by the U.S. team. Members of the team will be staying :in the homes of the national hockey officers in each country they will be visiting. From these families with the they will receive room and board alona 0 opportumty to see what fami1y life is like in the various countries. The cost of such a trip presents its difficulties for a student as transportation costs are financed by each player. Mary Ann has estimated her expenses at approximately $1 ,000. Having dropped from classes this semester, Mary Ann has been doing all kinds of work to earn money for the tour. Her main job has been working for an Easter egg firm near her home. Part-time she has refereed basketball games for rhe university' intra-mural program and addressed envelopes for the office of development on campus. Besides money she has earned, she has received contributions for her expenses from friends and neighbors. The fire company of Kulpsville contributed路 to her expenses. Kappa Kappa had a cake bake and donated the proceeds for her trip. The students and alumnae of the department of health, physical education , and recreation, of which she is a member, have coHected over $200 for her. With her earnings, the contributions, and money given to her by her parents, Mary Ann has h r expenses. Mary Ann will return with the team to the United States on May 29. She will be attending Temple's summer session to make up credits lost during this semester. cit~.

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ALPHA SIGMA ALPH A JO WARRING • Jo Warring B-It is first vice-president of her chapter and has served as rush chairman. She is a member of the Panhellenic Rush Committee and assistant co-chairman for Greek Week. Jo has been secretary and intercollegiate A WS representative and was recently elected first vice-president of A WS. She attended A WS state conventions at Central Michigan and Eastem Michigan Colleges, as well as the regional convention at the University of West Virginia. She will represent Westem at the National AWS Convention at Arizona State University in Tempe. Jo has been active in her dorm, serving as publicity chairman and corridor representative to House Council.

MARY LOU HARRIS • Mary Lou Wilkerson Harris BM has served her chapter as president and pledge mistress. As a sophomore she was named "best pledge" of the year. Mary Lou is president of the Panhellenic Council. She has been a member of the AWS executive council for two years and is president of AWS this year. Mary Lou has been a member for two years of Heart and Key, service organization. She was named to "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges" this year.

SALLY WEYLER • Sally Weyler XX, a senior majoring in speech correction and hearing therapy, is a staff assistant in Lucina Hall. She has appeared in several major productions of Ball State's Spotlight Theatre. As a key member of Sigma Alpha Eta, speech and hearing honorary, Sally has served as publications and membership chaiman. She has been the recipient of two scholarships, both for prospective teachers of special education. Sally has served her chapter as editor this year.

PAULA SCHUMACHER • Paula Schumacher TT is serving her second term as president of Tau Tau Chapter. She has served as a member of the Panhellenic Council. Paula is now chairman of the Program Council which plans and makes arrangements for all campus events. Last semester, as a member of the Program Council, she was chairman of the dance committee. Paula is a member of the Women's Leadership Organization which has limited membership based on campus activities and grade average. During her sophomore year she was editor of "The Leader," campus newspaper. Paula is an active member of the Newman Club.

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AUCE ANN O'DONELL • Alice Ann O'Donell BA. a senior majoring in chemistry and biology, has served her chapter as pledge president. membership director, vice-president. and president. Alice Ann has served as class representative this year. She has served as president of the Student Christian Association. vice-president of the Methodist Student Movement. secretary of the ASTC Student Senate, a reporter of Panhellenic Council. and treasurer of Royal Rooters. leadership organization. Alice Ann has been listed in "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges" for two years. In 1958 she was Phi Sigma Epsilon Sweetheart and was nominated for Queen of "The Scroll." the college yearbook.

BARBARA GRAHAM • Barbara Graham B® is past president of Beta Theta Chapter. She was recently elected president of the Associated Women Students of Central Michigan State College. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi. education honorary. Barb is a junior and is a candidate for graduation honors next year.

GLORIA WALSTAD • Gloria Walstad B<l>, a senior majoring in home economics, is president of Beta Phi. She has served as vice-president of the Home Economics Club and as treasurer of the junior class. Gloria is a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, home economics honorary. She is a member of the Dean's List. Gloria was recently named to "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges." During her freshman year Gloria was Dunn County Dairy Queen.

MARTHA SCHMIDT • Martha Schmidt BN, a senior majoring in business education, is captain of cheerleaders at Murray State College. She is a member of Pi Omega Pi. business education honorary. Martha has been named to "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges." She is a member of the student radio board. For the past two years she has been chosen a Campus Favorite. Martha has served her chapter this year as vice-president. She and her fiance were named the Sweetheart Couple of Beta Nu's annual Mistletoe Ball.

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COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Longwood College MANY wonderful experience throughout th e year h ave helped bind the member of Alpha Chapter together as a real family. Among them was spring rush. The th eme of our rush parties was Al:A Hobo Holiday. The chapter room was transformed into a boxcar, and Alpha Sigs became happy hoboes. In ad dition to our traditional favors, each rushee was presented a hobo hat in memory of the occasion. After th e signing of the bids, the new pledges were ente rtained at dinn er follow ed by a movie and a party in the chapter room. The many alumnae returning to celebra te Longwood' s Founders' Day were pleased to see th e lovely new Al:A M emorial Garden complete with th e A~A bench an d bird bath.

NEWS LETTERS three parties, " Star and Crown," "Ten Nights in a Bar Room," and "Birthday Party," the latter in celebration of Miami University's !50th birthday. Our chap ter collected money for the heart fund in February. Thi was a rich, rewarding experience for all of us. Following our pring Initiation, our semi-annual scholarship banquet was held in the university ballroom. The scholarship trophy for the actives was presented to Barbara Haught who had a 3.69 average, and the pledge scholarship award, to Joyce evens with a 3.25 average. The outstanding pledge a ward was presented to orma Prok. W e are busy m akin g toys, books, and puzzles for the ursery in Richmond, children at the Richmond Day Indiana . We have, so to speak, "adopted" th em as our philanthropic proj ec t. We gave a party for them on April 9. We are looking forw ard to State Day in Canton on May 2. Also, looming in the picture is Greek Week with the IF1C Ball and our annual boat party down th Ohio river-complete with dancin P," , dinner, and entertainment. .sally D a rby is a new m ember of Phi Sigma, biological sc1ence honorary. Brenda Engle is th e new president of Sigma D elta Pi, Spanish honorary. Cheryl Harless will be house chairm a n of W ells H all nex t year.-BRENDA ENGLE.

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Alpha Ohapter's pring pledges. First row-left to right: Glenna Snead, Ann Howell, Pat Hickey, Dottie Nelson. Second r'Ow: Archer Oassada, Ginny \Vhipple, Charlotte Halle , Margie humate. Our final " fling" before exams was a pajama party at Longwood Estate. We started our sleepless night with a wien er roast and carried on with th e traditional songs and stories until dawn. Bet McLoughlin was named to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Cass Conner was ch osen Senior Personality and also will represent Longwood College in th e pple Blo som Festival in Winchester. Cherry Gorham has been named editor of The Rotunda the chool new paper. C laudia Wh ipp! is the newly elected pre ident of the thletic ssociation and r presentative to tud ent Government. Page D avis wa selected as se retary of Hou e Goun il. K ay Pier e will be the treasurer of the incoming junior class. June Elmore erved as co-chairman of the ophomore Production, and Ka R evelle wa a reprc entative to May Court.Roo ERTA L . KooN

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" SWEET BEAT" was the theme of Alpha Beta's booth at the college ca rnival in February. The "Sweet Beat" was similar to a ca ke walk. The decorations centered around notes of music an d red and white streamers. Barkers, hostesses, and a combo provided a very attractive setting. Our candidate, Angie Wilson was crowned Carnival Queen a t the festival. M ar.ty Hollcroft was crowned Al:A Sweeth ear t at our annua l Sweeth ea rt D a n ce in February. Judy Durham and Carmen Calvin were her attendants. On M arch I we h eld initiation services for our pi dge class.

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Martha Barnett HoUcroft r eiv the crown of . weetheart Queen from 1\I J . J. Wimp, Alpha Beta.' adviser. Looking on is Judy rnlth.


Our volleyball team won the volleyball championship. Carmen Ca lvin was captain of the team. The Kirksville Alumnae Chapter gave a banq uet for <1ur chapter on March 24 after which was held installation of officers. Our next big event will be .th e Breakfast Dance a nd w~ ~re in the process of making menus, securing a c~mbo wJ!hng to play at 6 A. M . and catching up on our sleep. Special honors r ecently have been awa rded to Paula Hoerrmann (membership in C ardin a l K ey ) a nd D eidre Hatfield, Sue Mayes, and Sharon McCullough (membership in the art honorary). Sue M ayes was also elected Freshman Queen. -CHARLE NE Cox.

Alpha Gamma Indiana (Penna.) State Teachers College !SPRING rush went off with a "bang" und er the leadership of Judy Tucker and h er co-chairman. W e h ad many varied themes for our .parties such as R eno Ni ght, Hobo Party, Hawaiian Night, Indian Massacre, Mother Goose, and Cover Girl. Our informal pa rties were coke dates and television p a rties. On March 7 was our big pledge dance held at the College Lodge. Entertainment was provided by our new pledge class. The Indiana Alumnae Chapter entertained our fourteen seniors at a party in M·a rch. The annual Pa nhellenic Dance was held on Ma rch 21. Alpha Gammas were in charge of the programs and part of the decorations. Our installa tion of new officers was held on April 2. We a re busy making plans to buy some new furniture for our sorority suite.-CAROL DEWOODY.

Beta Beta Colorado State College THE Colorado State campus has been covered with snow, but below zero temperatures have not kept th e Beta Betas on ice. Dorothy Haug, Harriet Brock, Jo Ann Thompson, and G ail Moody have been tapped into Angel Flight, a;n honorary service organization. The members are selected hy .the Arnold Air Society. Religious Emphasis Week helped us put our college life ~n proper perspective. Dr. Lowell Swan spent a n evening with us and talked to us about the spiritual values in sorority living. A successful winter quarter rush brought us a wond erful pledge class. We enter.tained •t hem at three parties. The first one was an informal get-·together, a nd the second wa s called "The Anchorage" with wa terfront characters and decorations. Our final party was "Alice in Al::A-Land," featuring a fashion show narrated by the March Hare. W e welcomed our new pledges with a serenade and slumber party. The Blue K ey Sweetheart Ball was :the settin g for th e crowning of next year's Blue K ey Sweeth eart, our own Mary Camblin. Participating in the coronation ceremonies were M a ry Ball, last year's queen , an d Lynne Hoyte and Harriet Brock, who were among the four attendants. As we do each year around Valentine's D ay, our chapter serenaded the other Greek houses on campus. Each house was presented with a Valentine candy. Mary K. Swan, our president, was named TK'E Sweetheart a t its R ed Ca rn a tion Ball. Another Beta Beta, Pa t Tiethewey, was among .the candidates for this honor. The Greeley Alumnae Chapter recently h eld a meeting

at the sorority house. It was nice to have the opportunity to meet and talk with some of the Alpha Sigs who preceded us. This year's part ici pation in the Greek Follies was a lot of fun in spite of 7 A.M. practice sessions. Our 6kit was about "Rockin' Robinhood" and his " band of men." When the votes for the Associated Women Students election were tallied, it was announced that Beta Beta's Marilyn Kunkle, was th e new A. W .S. president. -CAROLYN BouTs.

Epsilon Epsilon Emporia State Teachers College AFTER working very hard on our musical numbers, Epsilon Epsilon members ·were overjoyed when it was an nounced that we had won the first place trophy in the women' s division of the Singing Bee, the annual a ll-Greek competitive sing. The group, led by Sharon Boyle, sang "A Wonderful Guy" and "l'he Al::.A Sweetheart Song." .Second Semester has con tinued to be a busy time with many actlvLtJes. Among th ese have been Sloppy J oe suppers with th e Sig Taus a nd Sig Eps and an hour dance with the Phi Sigs. Our pledges took their traditional sneak, and the members had a gay tim e searching for them. On M arch 7 twenty-five members rented th e college bus and journeyed to Pittsburg for Kansas-MissouriNebraska Sta te D ay. W e enjoyed meeting and talking with our national officers who were present, as well as other Alpha Sigmas. W e were especia ll y inspired by Mrs. Fred M. Sharp's wonderful ta lk . Epsilon Epsilon members participated in R eligio us Emphasis Week on our campus. Mr. Arthur McArthur spoke to us on Monday night, and on Thursday we had two foreign students as our guests for dinner a t the sorority house. The group also attended two convocations, and members attended th e various semina rs. Connie Foelgner has become a member of Xi Phi, leaders hi p honorary. Sharon Boyle, Betty Lantz, and K aren York are pledges of Sigma Alpha Io ta, music fra tern ity. J an is Via r was selected as one of two delegates from our cam pus to atte nd the national WRA Convention in Oregon over the Easter vacation . Rhonda Sutton is a ca ndida te for Sigma Tau Gamma's White R ose Queen, and Marge Bulkley was selected as Miss March by The Bulletin, our camp us newspaper. Some of our future plans include our spring formal in the T errace Room of the Student Union, a car wash, attending church as a group, and our annual Parents' D ay on May 3. One of our projects of which we are very proud is the fixing up of a room in the basement. This work

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was done by the ml.'mbcrs with the help of some kind boy fri ends. On aturday and rare free evenings we cleaned, cement d, fixed , and painted th e room. W e are very proud of our new room wh.ich will be used for a study room and gab ses ions. -MARILY N SA NTEE.

Zeta Z ta Central Mi ouri State College WITH spring rush just around the corner, Zeta Z eta is looking forward to a busy spring term. On March 16 our win ter quarter pledges gave a "Cir us Party" for the actives. The invitations were red and white paper balloons whi ch each member found in her room. The " lphaheime r Ba nd ," led by Carol Sue Sachs formed the basis of the entertainment. Dottie Bowen gave a soft shoe dan e, a nd Virginia M artin prese nted a baton twirling act. Clowns a nd monkeys surround ed th e room while red and white balloons hung from th cei ling. R efreshments of ice-cream-cone clowns and lemonade were served . The pledges prese nted th e ac tives with red and white clown p aja ma bags whi ch will adorn th e beds of all th e actives. C .M .S.C.'s a nnu al Rh etor Ball was held on M a rch 12 amid a ctting of early Rom an times with Pat Strider as our ca ndidate for quee n. Five r pre entatives of Z eta Zeta a ttend ed Kan sasMissouri- ebras ka Sta te D ay h eld in Pittsburg on M arc h 7. Man ideas were brought hom e for use in Zeta Zeta Chapter next year. On M arch 25 we held initia tion service for our winter pledg · s. During th week end of April 1 7, we were honored to have with us Miss Esther Bucher, ASA's d elegate to PC, as our national inspection officer.- SANDRA TEMP LE.

Eta Eta Kansas State College of Pittsburg N end of another era has come to our campus. In March the tate legisla ture passed th e bill cha nging th e name of our college to Kansas Sllate College of Pittsburg. E ta Eta Chapter has been very busy th.is past month with mid-semester test pring dances, State D ay, a nd East r vacation. ·our intramural volleyball team placed second in the tournament, and now there is another beauti ful troph y for our manti . Barbara Wh eeler was captain of our team. andy Braun, Carol yn Loss, J anet Tanner Mueller. a nd R ozann Mulnix were named to Who's Who in American Uni ve rsities ar1d Colleges. During th e 11-Greek a u us four of ou r members wer nomina ted to rcpr<' ent the Greeks on the late of offi ers for next year. They are J ody Medsker, M a rl ene Cray, Jo nn Cohoon, a nd Carolyn Lo s. Sharon Chapman wa chairman of our d elegation to the ca ucus. We are now in th e mid t of planning for the llGre k ing. Gree k \ eek, our spring dance, an d our traditional enior Breakfa t. ur alumnae corporation papers have been ign d a nd regi te red with the state corporation cornrni ion. With th e igning of the corporation papers, we havr board. \ e have hired our houseform ed our hou mother, and he i now living in th hous with u . Roz NNE MuL •rx.

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Theta Theta Boston University vERY successful skit, called "Alice in Terrierland," was directed by our versatile Peggy Botta.i for the School of Education's Stunt ight presentation. Formal rush ended in February, and pledging services were held soon a ft er. fter the services a Chinese dinner was enjoyed by th e ch apter. An open rush season will begin shortly. ow that spring i · here, year-end activities are being planned. A senior banquet a nd reception and a week end in th e country are a mon g th e coming events.- ELLEN FAHEY.

Kappa Kappa Temple University DouBLE a thletic honors came to Kappa Kappa with the winnin g of the intramural basketball and volleyball tourn ame nts. The trophies will be presented to the chapter at the ann ua l Women's Athletic Association Banque t. The opening activity of Greek Week End was the Sing. Our numbers were " In the Still of the Night" a nd "The A~A Sweethear t Song.'' At th e all-school carnival, Kappa Kappa captured second prize with its booth . The theme of the carnival wa "History Highlights." A..;A won in the b auty di ision s lling nos e.~ay corsages from th e " Hanging Gardens of Babylon ." M arian Bolrick, retiring president of the Women's Athletic Association and captain of the girls' varsity swimming team, was chosen to receive the Owl wa rd given by th e Alumni As oc iation for outstanding service to th e universi ty through a thl eti cs. H elen H esselbacher was elected president ef th e Wosso iation . M a ry Ann Leight, Mary men's Athleti c P eterson, Carol Fraps, Doris Martin, and Mim Steve nson are members of the W .A.A. executive board, holding th e offices of vice-president, recording secretary, treasurer a nd publicity director, r espectively. Linda Schnee man, Mari a n Bolrick, and Ann Conway have been named m embers of the May Quee n's Court. Ann Conway w as selected as Honorary Cadet Colonel a nd reigned at the R .O.T.C . Military Ball. ewl y elec ted vice-president of the All-College Ho key ssociation is Mim Steve nson. Bringing honors to the Association, to T emple, and to A~A is Mary Ann Leight, who is currently touring eight European countries with the nited States Hockey T eam. Initiat ion services were h eld on March 9 for our pledges. Following the ceremony, th e newl y initiated members entertai ned with a program of skits and songs, a hu m_orous portrayal of pledge day ~ncidents , written by Emily Bush. -HEL EN H E ELBACHER.

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Drexel Institute of Technology TRE theme of Nu u's rush party was "The Grand Opening of th e Pink Poodle Club." The invitations were paper martini glasses with red cherries wh.ich, when pull d , revealed th an noun cement of the g rand opening. On February 1 we h ld pledge services for our new members-to-be. R ece ntl y our pledges conducted a profitable bake sal and now th y are busy constru ting a


large map, indicating the location of ach chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Our members helped with th e Lily Parade to collect funds for th e crippled child ren. Marianne Bobbin was nomin ated as a candidate for the Engineers' Ball Queen. Linda Wilson was named to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Linda Wilson, Mary Ozjenski, J oan Stampee, and R egina Buono are newly initiated members of Omicron u, home economics honorary. Two parties g iven with D elta Sigma Phi and Sigma Pi Fraternities were highly successful. Among other social activities planned for spring is our annual DinnerDance, which will be held at Schill ig's Black Horse Farms.- R EGINA BuoNo .

Sigma Sigma Western State College OuR ch apter was invited to Kansas-Mi ssouri-Nebraska State Da y on t he camp us of Kansas State College of Pittsburg on Ma rch 7. Joy Wil tsie, Myrna K oogle, M ary Sanchez, J a n Eastman, Connie Savage, a nd J oyce Fountain represented our chapter at the m ee tin g. Sigma Sigma took second place with its "Casper the Ghost" snow sculptu re durin g winter ca rnival. Mary S~nc.,hez, reign ed as Greek Goddess a t the Greek Ball. . -· Once agai n Sigma Sigmas have dominated th e spotlight for the a nnu al "Miss" a wards nomin ees. J oyce Wiltsie has been nominated for "Miss W estern Sta te" ; Jan Eastman a nd •M a rl ene Schm alz, ":Miss Personality" ; Mary Sanchez, " M iss Lead e rsh~p"; M a rlene Schmalz and Mary Sanchez, "Miss Democvacy"; and Pat Porter, "Miss Attractiveness."-Juov CASADOS.

Tau Tau Fort Hays Kansas State College SORORITY activities began the second semester with open bidding. The group used the informal procedure of cokl' dating the rushees. Loretta Socha was presented with the Outstanding Pledge bracelet. At the Sorority Scholarship Tea th e Alpha Sigma actives were honored for having a 1.91 grad e average. Five of our members were on the D ea n's Honor Roll. Elgerine R oth was crowned D aisy M ae at the college dan ce gi ~e n to raise funds for sc holarshi ps. T au Tau members en tertained th e facu lty wom n a nd faculty wives at a St. Pa tri ck's D ay tea. Mrs. C. M . Cunningham, wife of the president of the college, graciously offered th e chapter the use of her home for the tea. . Other activities which foster Alpha Sig-faculty relations are our dinners with admin istration a nd fac ulty members as our gues ts. Sixteen members of our chapter journeyed to Pittsbu;g for Kansas-Missouri-Nebraska State D ay. t We are busy preparing for the Greek Sing. Erma Fross is our song director.-GLE~ OPITZ .

Phi Phi Northwest Missouri State College J ANICE WILKINSON h ad the lead role in the drama department's production, "Teahous~ of ~he August Moon ." Suzanna Sims was elected v1ce-pres1dent of th e

freshman class. Jan et u Cox and Bonnie Warner were elected to the Student nate. Our a nnual Sweetheart Dance wa held on alent.ine's Day. Decorations included red and white lace hearts bearing the names of the girls and their orts. On February IS our fall pledge Ia was initiated . The theme for s cond seme ter ru h w "Hit Parade." Rushees came to the party dres ed as ong titles. Popular records were given as favors. Sybil Sims was named to Who 's Who in American muersities and Colleges. Barbara Burges wa elect d by popular student vote to reign over the annual Tower Dance and to be Queen of The Tower, the college earbook-ANN PORT ER.

Chi Chi Ball State Teachers College I N J anuary we had a very succe ful rummage ale. The profits went for new items for our orority suitewhite drapes, a cha ir, and pillow covers. We are a lso planning to buy a buffet. The first few weeks after the Christma holidays found us busy preparing for the annual Kappa Sigma Kappa Variety Show. This year, for the first time, the variety show acts were presented by groups of two or three sororities an d fraternities, according to the drawing. The Alph a Sigs had a wonderful time working with the Larnbda Chi Alphas and Alpha Chi Omegas on our " Holiday" theme. Linda Caldwell work d as o- hairman with a representative from each of the other two organizations. The Saturd ay after the show we entertained the Alpha Chis at a coffee hour in our suite. On February 16 the Chi Chi seniors were entertained with a dinner and card party by the Muncie and And erson Alu mnae Chapters. Each senior was given a year's subscniJ!ltion to THE PHOE ' IX. On the following Monday night all of the actives were guests of the pledges at a n "after-meeting" party. February 23-25 was Campus Chest time complete with an auction. Campus organizations placed various items an d services for sale. We auctioned our suite for a Saturday coffee hour and 1 the entire orority to clean a fmte rnity house. Parents' D ay a nd th e annual All-School Sing were Apri l 26. For the Sing, we sang a clever arrangement of "A Bushel and A Peck," under the direction of our music chairman, Pat Boyer. We gave a tea in our suite for our paren ts and our a lumnae. The ann ual senior banquet will be May 4. The graduating memb rs will present a gift to the chapter. The climax of a big year will be our annual formal dinnerdance. We have chosen an Oriental theme with appropriate decorations a nd programs for the dance.- SALLY W EYLER.

Psi P si Northwestern State College ON Sunday, !March 22, was the annual Psi Psi MotherFarher-Daugh ter Banquet. At the banquet, the awards for th e yea r were presented. Lois ell LaCour received the Shirley Few Award, and Charlotte Marx, the Scholastic Award. Due to the outstanding work done by two pledges, the chapter decided to have Co-Best Pledges who were Charlotte M arx and Lavette Ward. A "Best Piedge" was also prese nted to Ann Dord an, now a member for her

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outstanding pledgeship last spring when she was th e only pledge. The cha pter is planning for th e election a nd installation of offi ers and the a nnual spring formal , th e 'Mystic Ball. "- RlTA MICHAL.

Beta Gamma Northeastern State College BETA GAMMA ush ered in the spring dances at Northeastern State with its annual Swee thea rt Formal on M a rch 7 in the Student C enter -Ballroom . The theme of th e d ance was " Roya l Fa ntasy." The couples danced under pink ange l clouds sprinkled with silver stars. Our swee th ea rt, Joan Julian, stepped through a huge pink cellophane heart edged with pink angel hair and red roses. She then walked in spotlight th e length of the ballroom to join the other m embers assembled before a la rge silver castle to announce the Alpha Sig m an. This turn ed out to be her escort, George Ramsey. We are looking forward to Oklahoma State Day in Tulsa. The theme of the day's activities will be "My Fair L ady." Editor of Th e Northeastern, our campus newspaper, is Barba ra Masterson. Besides being editor of the paper, sh e is secreta ry of th e freshman class, a mernber of the Student Sena te, a nd lea der of th e Cherok ee M aiden Drill T ea m.- SHJRLEY OwENS .

Beta Delta Mississippi Southern College SUNDAY afternoon, March I, Beta D eltas welcomed th eir parents to the annual Al:.A Parents-Daughter Ba nquet. Theme colors for th e banquet were hues of AU red an d white decora ting Speed 's R esta urant, site of the festivities. The program consisted of the introduc tion of graduating seniors by the cha pter president, Judy Bowling Long, and a review of honors received by cha pter members during th e p ast year. The highlight of the banquet was th e introduction of th e new officers. Alph a Sigma Alpha initiated into full membership Mr . Minna V. Phelps, Mrs. Trajean Hudson, Mrs. Selby Bowling, a nd Mrs. Mildred Baley. Mrs. Phelps is a form er mother-pa troness a nd present co-adviser to Beta Delta Chapter. Mr . Bowling is a lso a motherpa troness. Cha rlotte Gentry was nam ed " Freshma n of the Yea r" for her outstanding school spirit. Beta Delta honored Ch a rl otte by naming Februa ry 13 as " Cha rlotte Gentry D ay." Billie Ru th Patrick has been elected second vice-presi d ent for th e Stud ent Government ssocia tion for n x t yea r.- LJ NDA L NCA TER.

Beta Ep ilon Madison CoiJege M ADJ ON' campu glistened with beau ty an d excitement on M a rch 13- 1 as i t celebra ted th Fiftie th Anni ersary of its foundi ng. gai n B ta Epsilon has reaped wh at ' e think to be ur pledge th e "cream of the crop" in our spring rush. cer mony was held o n M a rch 16. M ajor and minor offi ces for the coming year w ill be fi ll d b the following Al: girls: Berta Birito , H onor ouncil hairman 路 J oan Ben nett , vice-presiden t f

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H onor Council ; an )' Moore, vice-president of Y.W.C. . ; a nd Nin Gawen, recorder of points for the S.G.A. The coveted title of Miss Madison of 1959 goes to our own Helen Warren. Among our vivacious sophomore sisters three were acclaimed by their class. They are Joan Pharr, best looking; Grace Arenda ll, best all-around ; and Pa t Davis, the most literary. All Beta Epsilons were hustled down to the house on March 13 for a ''Come As You Are" party sponsored by the sophomore girls. They came out on the bottom of th e scholastic averages of classes and in that status, th ey treated the other classes to a party. One of the coming events we are eagerly anticipating is our lovely May Day with Nora Jane Roberts, Ann Carol Y OU'nkins, Betty Snellings, Barbara Edwards, Allene Cross, and LaReve Thomas as princesses and M a ry Tod, Barbara Bishop, Harriet Harnsberger, Beth Morris, and Betty Hundley as attendants adding their grace and charm to the Queen's Court . All of us had a spark of/ thrill in our CHARLOTTE GUSH hearts to see Helen Warren MAY Q.UEEN tapped as Maid of Honor and our lovely Charlotte Gush tapped with the white rose of May Queen of 1959 in assembly on March 18. Ann Ca rol Younkins, Helen Warren, Martha Talman, and Harriet H a rnsberger have been named outstanding students on th e campus. Our week end aot college camp and the graduation festiviti es will end another memorable college year.HJLAH EDNEY.

Beta Zeta Southwestern Louisiana Institute THE M a rch of Dimes campaign is an acuv1ty which the Beta Zetas sponsor annually on our campus. We collect donations at the baske tball games and in the Student C nte r a nd by contacting all <the members of the faculty. L a ter this semester we held our initiation ceremonies. The room in which the servi ce was held was beautifully d ecorated with ca mellias. Following the ceremony, a ba nqu et was held in honor of our new m embers after whi ch we presented each initia te with a n American Beau ty rose. Guest speaker at the banquet wa s Jessir K eep Gimble (Mrs. Fred ). W e were especially honored to have her with us for she is a charter member of Be ta Z eta and received th e Wilma Wilson Sharp Alumnae wa rd in 1955. Th banque t was ca rri ed out with a " R oses to You" th eme. After th e ba nquet all of us went to vi it our pledges and prese nted each of them a red rose as a tok en of the fri endship they were to experience in lpha Sigma Alpha. The next morning we h eld a surprise breakfast for o ur pled ges in our orority room. The pledges were awakened a t 6 : 30 A.M . an d brought to the sorority room in th eir paj am as. The gi rls were gree ted by th e a ctive members. M ilk a nd doug hnuts were served . J oa n R oche) was one of two students on campus named as re ipien t of th e Woodrow Wilson F ellowship wa rd .


With the redecorating of our room, contacting alumnae, and planning for fall rush, we have begun what we know will be a busy and successful year for Beta Zeta.ANtTA WAG UESPACK.

Beta Eta Dickinson State Teachers College As th e warm spring winds break up the tcc and snow that have caked our campus during the long winter, activities in Beta Eta include preparing the alumnae newsletter, training pledges, entertaining rushees, and planning our Founders' Day Banquet which will be held on May 2. "Sweethearts on Parade" was the them e of our annual Valentine Ball. The ball was 路h eld at Moccasin Flat which was decorated w.i th streamers of red and white valentines of all shapes and sizes, and dolls in th e imag~ of Danny Cupid. Rushees were recently entertained at a St. Patrick's Day party. They were entertained by the pledge class and served "green" refreshments including cookies shaped as shamrocks and coated with green frosting and green fruit punch with green maraschino cherries.JostE MAIER.

~ello:-vship chairman, with us for three days. he 路arne m time to take part in one of our rush parties and all of the rushees were thrilled to meet her. ' Each month we have a standard's meeting, and the last month found us receiving tips and demonstrations from local beauty parlor operators. Three Us received new hair-do's at the demonstrati0'11, and we think they ha~ t~e. prettiest hair-do's on campus for the next week. Mtsttc Melody" was th e theme of our dinner dance held on April 4 at the Embers. Some of the activities we are looking for.ward to and co~pleting plans for are Greek Week, House Party, Semor Farewell, and the Panhellenic-Interfraternity Sing. Judy Davis, Marilyn Barry, Sandy Walsh, Karen Kerns, and J ean 'Murrary have been elected to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Marilyn Burkhardt Barry received .the Chippewa Award. Barbara Graham was recently elected president of the Associated Women Students.- KATY KtLE.

Beta Iota membet'S r-elax at an informal ftm-fest.

Beta Iota Radford College

Suzanne Dumas, Marge Sperti, and Pat Albrant just before entering the Mt. Pleasant State Home and Training School to wot路k as part of Beta Theta's philanthropic project.

Beta Theta Central Micliigan College BETA THETA introduced a "Snow Sculpture" contest on campus which was a big success. Our theme for the event was "Central's Disneyland ." We hope to esta!blish this as an annual campus event. !Many hours were spent on our rush party plans. For our second party we came up with a new theme. The costume party was held in the "Mardi Gras" vein, and our excellent decorations committee changed the :room into New Orlea'l'ls. "Frat Frolics" is a big event on our campus, and the competition is keen between the Greeks. Our skit was a take-off on Little Eloise, entitled "Eloise in Storyla nd ." We received the second place award. Our national inspection was February 20路23, and we were happy to have Mrs. Harold C. Brown, national

O N J anuary 17 we relaxed at a card party in our sorority room and enjoyed exchanging th e news of the holid ays. Food, fellowship, and fun made the day complete. Oake Sue Blount, Anne Culton, Esther Duncan, Pat LaPrade, Martha McDonald, Shirley Reasor, Sue Scheffel, Joann Young, and Diane Young were named to the Fall Quarter Dean's List. To be named to the D ean's List, a student must have 24 quality points with no grade less than a C. Anne Culton was elected to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Donna Bourdon, Esther Duncan, Anita Leavell, and Pat LaPrade were named as Outstanding Seniors. Winter quarter ended with a rush of activities which included national inspection . Our inspecting officer was Mrs. Eugene H. Crompton, Jr., national editor. Spring quarter plans include informal rush, Junior Follies, May Day, and a gala cabin party. -PATRIC!A LAPRADE .

Beta Kappa Western Illinois University DuRr NG the cold wintry month of J anuary, the Beta K a ppas were busily preparing for national inspection. A

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wei oming tea was held at the orority house in honor of Mrs. Oran A. Kl in, national alumnae editor who was our in pecting offi cr. The highlight of winter quarter was the annual Greek Ball sponsored by all Greek organizations on campu . We danced to th e musi of Jimmy Palmer, and our candidate for Greek Ball Queen was Carol Machesney. The pledges worked earnestly during "Help Week" February 16-20. On Sunday the moth rs and their daught ers attended church together followed by breakfast a t the Student Prince. Formal initiation was held the following Monday night. On February 27 fun was had by ali at the all-school Winter Carnival . Our booth sold monogrammed balloons while roving clowns promoted sales. March 15 marked a n enjoyable Sunday afternoon tea at th e lovely home of our mother-patroness, Mrs. Wolf. Sigma Sing, a contest in which sororities and fraternities musically compete, was held on April 6. The Beta Kappas were under the direction of Sandra Shaw. The winner received floating trophies along with regular trophies which were given by the co-sponsors the Alpha igs and the 1\K.Es. Philanthropic projects during the year have included a skit for the 路Community Chest Drive, modeling for th e March of Dimes style show, and d elivering Easter eggs to the hospital.- FRAN CHUEY.

Beta Lambda

ur annual initiation week end began February 27 with a party for the pledges and their dates. "AU Stork Club was the theme of the party. Each guest'a place at th e table was marked with a miniature black top hat with his name on it. The entertainment consisted of a floor how presented by the members ol Alph a Sig. Refre hments, served by four girls dressed in tux ostumes, included punch served from gingerale bottles iced down in champagne buckets. On Saturday morning the initiation ceremony waa held in the sorority room. That night at our MotherDaughter Banquet at Cedrics Cafeteria, the new officen were introduced. Sunday morning with our mothers we attended the First Pre byterian Church. In the afternoon we concluded a very happy week end with a tea honoring our mother at the home of one of our patron sses, Mrs. McElhanon. In a recent campus-wide contest to select the best dressed girl at H.S.T.C., Beta Mu had four candidates out of the ten girls selected as nominees. We were very proud when Cathy Crews was named first runner-up. J a ne Eva ns, Maye Gncll Fugit, and Leann Shivers were nam d among the top ten freshman in scholastic standing. Beta Mus are now busy making plans for our annual spring week-end party to be in Hot Springs. With Reddie Day coming in May, all of us are working especially hard to regain the song and scholarship plaques which we won last year and to win the skit plaqu from the other Grec ks.- MARGARET BoscHETTI.

Arkansas State Teachers College "OLD NEw ORLEANS" was the theme of our annual spring formal held on March 21 with our brother fraternity Phi Sigma Epsilon. Beta Lambda had its formal IDit.Iat10n services on M.;trch 10. On March 17 we had installation of our office rs for next year. Thali a Cloud, Ka y Johnson, Beve rly Scott Carol Wa llace, and 1Martille Wiseley were on the Dean's List for the first semester. Dorothy White was invited to join Phi lpha Theta, history honorary. Frances Moudy was selected by Beta Lambda to run in th e !iss Conway Contest. Alice nn O'Donell placed se ond in the Women's R ec reational Association's table t nnis tournam nt, an d lice and ovella Stanley placed second in the doubl es.- NovELLA STA ' LEY.

Beta Mu Henderson State Teachers College I D ecember the pledge class gave a Christmas party for th e members at th e Caddo Hotel. A miniature replica of the Eiffcl Tower at one end of th e room key noted the theme of the party, "C hri tmas in Paris." E crything follow ed the theme路 the invitations were in Fr nch and th e members had great fun transl a ting ; the enter~ tai nment was definitely Parisian with a Can-Can dan c s favors for the party, th e pledge as th highlight. gave ea h memb r a red and white lace garter. t th e annual Pan hellenic Dance in February, the Beta 1u w r in charge of the decorations. s the dan e wa h ld on alentine's Day we follow d th e th eme of the holiday u ing upid , heart tree , and lace doilies in making thi one of the pr ttie t dances on campu thi ear. An out ta nding feature of the d ecoration wa a giant red foil a nd '\"Old lac heart whi h wa placed in th center of th e dance floor a nd rea hed to the eiling. It was flank ed on each of the four sid with life-size ~old upid .

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Beta Nu Murray State College BETA Nu is again proud of Shannon Beasley, who was chosen Shield Queen of Murray State College. The s lection was made by TV-sliar Bob Cummings. D evon Jackson was elected attendant to the Dream Girl of Pi Kappa Alpha . Pearl Terry was selected Sweethea rt of Scabbard and Blade, military science honorary. nn Dobson were elected president ancy Lewis and and vice-president, respectively, of the Home Economics Club. Several members were named on the fall honor roll. Some of our members participated in Campus Lights, th an nual MSC musical production . Marie Grubbs, Ba rbara Walker, Pat Estes, arolyn Roberts, and 'Martha Schmidt w ere listed in Who' s Who in American Universities and Colleges. After a brief begi nning of buying a few pieces of furni~ure the fir t of the year, we decid ed to complet the JOb ; a new interior d ecoration scheme was needed. We repain ted our sorority room and bought, refinish ed , reupholste red , and painted furniture. We have a new rug, many new odds a nd ends and we are very proud to show off our " new" room to the campus. L et u not forge t pledgeship and rushing. Our rush party the first week in March was a reasonabl facs imile of." howboat. '. We wore long flowing dresses and nt rtamed ru shees m tJ:le tru spirit of the Mississippi . We P.resented ac ts rang~ng from the torch singer, to a magiCian, to th e never dying vaudeville comics.-Jovcr. RuDOLPH .

B ta Pi Concord ColJege HIGHLIGHTI NG secotld semester rush for the Beta Pis wa th pledging of a wonderful pledge class.


Georgi ne Zapel has been i nitiated into lpha Phi Gamma, journalism honorary an d she has be n na med busi~ess man ager of the u niv rsi ty yearbook for the conung yea r. K a ren C hriste nsen has re eived a bid from K a ppa D elta Pi, edu cation hono rary. Pat Zelink a has received a scholarship from the American Federa ti on of Women's Clubs. Fra ternit ies with whi ch we have had re en t parties u an d Phi were Ka ppa Sigma K a ppa. C hi igma Sigma_ Epsilon . A " beatni ck" pa rty was offer ' d by B ta R:ho m th e a ll-school a uction an d was pur hased by P i K appa Phi. We pur hased the use of th e " T eke" house for twenty-four hours with breakfas t a nd hauffeur servi ce by th e members of T a u K a ppa Epsilon. All proceeds from th e event a re used fo r the building of a new Student U nion at .I. U. We a rc a ll a nticipa tin g th e " M idwe t onvocati on" to be held on our campus. It is to be a n enl a rge ment of our yea rl y Sta te D ay, a nd ma ny chap ters from the Midwest will be pa rti ipa ting.-BARB RA MA ZK E. Our final rush party, "Club 0' Al:A," found rush ees and alumnae greeted with top hats, white gloves, and charming glass canes. One wall of the night club was decorated with silhouettes of the rushees. The finest of Broadway entel'tainment was present-ed by the Beta Pi girls. West Virginia State Day was held on our campus on April 25. The theme of the day was "The Yea rs Before

Us." In the recent election of officers for Women's Hall Council, governing body of the women's residence halls, Kay Allen was elected to serve as president for 1959-60. Nancy Varalli was selected student government representative fQr WHC.- KAY ALLEN.

Beta Rho Northern Illinois University FoUNDERs' DAY was celebrated with a banquet honoring our parents. In th e past we have had separate fun ctions for our mothers and fathers . Our banquet was a success, and we shall repeat it next year. Another tradition Beta Rho has att empted to beg in this year is an annual all-Greek Christmas pa rty. The party was well received on campus, and as hostesses. the Alpha Sigs made dance bids and provided refreshments, decorations, band. and entertainment. During the intermission a king and queen were chosen from those attending. Our successful spring formal rush had for its theme, "Circus Capers," with appropriate decorations, refreshments and entertainment. All m embers were required to wear da rk bermudas, red sweaters, and our crested blazers. Rushees were asked to wear bermuda shorts. The favors were clown pillows with our letters formin g the eyes and nose of the face and tassl ed terry-cloth slippers as the clown's hat. Members of Beta Rho and the Chicago and Wa ukega n Alumna e Chapters enjoyed a Christmas luncheo n a t Chicago' s Marshall Field .a nd Company. We shall soon attend a luncheon at the home of Mrs. W. Lawson Blackstone national vice-president. After the luncheon we shall see th e convention films. Currently we are working on our second philanthropic project of the year for mentally retarded children . W e have been asked to dye in ¡bright colors old shirts to be used as smocks by the children. Each smock will be personalized with a specific child's name.

Beta Rho'

fall pledge cia

Bela Sigma Southwest Missouri State College THE pledges who were initiated in J an uary p resented th e cha pter with new tables for th e house dini ng room. Beta Sigmas won th e intramural volle ba ll hampionship. Having won it three years in succession, we retired th e roving trophy which was presented by th e Women's Recreation Asso ciation . Joyce M cGee was elected Hoop Queen by th e S-Club . This is another hono r a Beta Sig ma has recei ved three years in succession . Marilyn Kimball was chos n to be first a ttend a nt to th e Ozarko Quee n. The coron a tion was held at the Sta nd a rd-Ozarko-Student Governm en t Ba ll. Beta Sigmas h a d as their gu sts members o f Z ta Zeta the week end the C .M.S .C .'s basketball team p layed a t S.M.S . We had a very gay we k end and enj oyed the exchange of ideas, bridge playing, an d just visi ting. M a ry Sta ndefer was responsible for many deba te honors. Her record for the year was 43-6 . She won seve rn ) championships and received a grea t d eal of pu blicity on, a nd off, campus. Beta Sigmas a ttended K ansas-M issouri- ebraska State Day in Pittsburg wh ere we lea rn ed a g rea t d eal. This, coupled with th e informa tio n ga ined by a ncy Presley at the PC Conference a t Baton R ouge, Louisiana, offers a. lot of informa tion a nd opportunity fo r lea rn ing to our cha pter. -ANN ATHA â&#x20AC;˘.

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Beta Upsilon Indiana (Terre Haute ) State Teachers College "LovE, HEART , and FLOWERS" was the theme of our rush party on February 17. On March 3 we held pledge services for our new members-to-be. Beta psilons have been very busy being "sweet." We made large sugar Easter eggs. The eggs, decorated with flowers were filled in the center with candies and mar hmallo~ chickens. The profits from our "sweet" proje t will be used in our chapter's philanthropic project. At ·the beginning of the spring quarter we gave another rush party, "April Showers." Coming up on our calendar are our semi-formal dance, songfest, and grad uation. Patti M anning was elected to Who's Who in Americnn Uniuerrsities and Colleges.-JuNE S. GRAY. Beta Psi'

Beta Phi

snow sculpture based on the "Peanuts" comic strip.

Stout State College THE Beta Phis received first place in the "most beautiful" category •a t the annual F.O.B. Stunt Night. With their version of "The Story of the Three Bells," they left the audience with a beautiful impression of the story of the life of little Johnni e Brown as told in pantomime and singing. After a busy, successful year which recently included Sadie Hawkins week and student government board campaigning, Beta Phi members will complete the second semester with formal initiation for second semester pledges, installation of officers, the annual senior hum honoring the seniors, a nd a dinner dance. -JA N BEcKMAN .

Beta Chi Arizona State University "THE VALUE OF SORORITIES " was the title of the talk given by Dr. W. P. Shofstall, dean of students at A.S.U ., at our banquet which followed formal initiation ceremonies. Our banquet was held at the R amada Inn in Phoenix . Donna Posten was presented the plaque for being th e outstanding pledge. Awards were presented to Kathy Lund for the outstanding paddle and to Marylyn Nieland for the outstanding pledge book. Our annual Sweetheart Formal was held at the Ski Rid ers Hotel in Phoenix. Sherilyn Hill was named Beta Chi Dream Girl. Committee members for th formal were J oy Wisherd and Phyllis Hill refreshments · Myrna Long, Louise Donaldson an d Marsha Pipla decorations ; Ann Neslund, orche tra; and Jackie Wi herd programs. A steak and bean dinner was giv n for th e activ by ~he pledges. The group that makes the highest grade average is entertained at a teak dinner while the other group eats beans. Cay Walters was presented the award for the member with the hi ghes t scholarship. Beta Chi did it part in making the W. . . Dance Night a hu e succ . We did a Dut h folk dan e with wooden shoes. The girl wore blue skirts, white blouse aprons, and hats. The boy wore blue blou d pant and white blouse . Chairm n for our act were herilyn Hill and Eleanor Campbell. Cay Walten wa initiated into lpha Lambda Delta, fre hmen chola tic honorary. -LvxNE L WTON.

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Beta Psi Western Michigan University SPRING semester began very successfully for the Beta Psis. The first week end was devoted to the Snow Carnival. Our snow sculpture, based on the "Peanuts" comic strip, received the third place trophy in the sorority division. Our carnival booth, a pledge project, took fourth place. The week end of M arch 6 we were honored with a visit and hapter inspection by !Mrs. W. Lawson Blackstone, nationa l vice-president. Our initiation services were held on Saturday. The new members were presented their Alpha Sig dolls by their big sisters. Ginnie Soules received the outstanding pledge paddle. Informal rush began on March 10. Our informal rush co nsists of a two-week, coke-dating period. To top off rush activities, Beta Psi entertained the rushees with a coffee and doughnut party at the Panhellenic House. Michi gan State Day was held on our campus on April 11. In rece nt campus elections Jo Warring was selected as first vice-president of A.W.S. Louise La Morre was elected first vice-president of Draper Hall . W e were sadde ned to hear of the death of Roger Skinner, son of our patroness, Mrs. Russell Skinner. Mrs. Barbara Johnson, a Beta Psi alumna, has b come our new a dviser.- NA . cv PoFF .

Beta Omega Bucknell University FTER a series of t as m January, the middle of February brou ht formal ru h . On the first and second bid party nights. we went Spanish with our "Ca.r men" skit, starring Suzi Van P It, Brenda Kooman, and Mary Emma Fetter. Th third party found Beta Omega in "Toyland," and the uite was tumed into an ocean grotto for our traditional "prer' night theme, " nder the ea ." The new Alpha Sigs were ribboned on February 15 and pledg d on F bruary 18. We wer pi as d to tart the second s m t r with the inter- ororit scholar hip trophy's going to Beta mega for having th highest scholastic average of the nine sororitie on campus for th first semester. Lynda Weaver, s holar hip chairman, reports that Alpha Sigma


is represented in most of the scholastic and professional honor societies on campus. Mary Emma Fetter and Peggy Schafer were elected to Phi Beta K 'appa, joining Elva Mae Nicholson, who was elected last year. This gives us more Phi Betas than a ny other sorority. Our goal now is to study hard this semester and keep our grade average at its high level. We have had several "cozies" since rush to help pledges and members become better acquainted with one another. On February 25 we had a cozy in the suite to whi ch each sister brought a fri end from outside the sorority. March 1 was another get-together at whi ch time the pledges found out who their big sisters were. Two days late r the group went to the university' s lodge at Cow~n for an overnight party. We played cards, charades, ·a nd table hockey and gave skits. On March 15 th e pledges were invited to the suite to hunt for jelly beans and receive Easter bunnies. Duanne Formigli won the hunt and was a warded a small trophy and the title, "Miss Jelly Bean of 1959." For our philanthropic project of the year, Beta Omegas made books out of cloth for use in teaching men:tJally retarded children such simple skills as buttoning buttons and tying shoe laces. We are looking forward to our pledge dance, baseball, which winds up our sports season, Mother's Day, initiation, and our annual senior picnic.-PEGGY ScHAFER.

Gamma Alpha Creighton University GAMMA ALPHA brought a new "first" to Creighton's campus this semester. We sponsored a basketball game between our members and mem'hers of Theta Upsilon. Boys rules were played . We los-t .the game but made a finan c i~ J gain from the crowd that attended. A rematch of the game was held in April. Initiation services for our fall pledges were held on February 28 at th e home of M1ary Kay Egan. Pat Baxter and Cese Redetzke represented Gamma Alpha at Kansas-Missouri-Nebraska State Day in Pittsburg. Ne~ year the meeting will be held in Omaha with Gamma Alpha and Omaha Alumnae Chapters as hostesses. Pat Baxter will be the Nebraska state chairman. .Mrs. Oran A. Klein, na•tional alumnae editor, was our guest April 8-11. The Panhellenic Dinner-Dance was held April 11 a t the Omaha Athletic Club.- MAUREEN UPINGTON .

Gamma Beta Wuconsin State College "AN ENCHANTED EVENING" was the theme of the annual Inter-Sorority dance on January 31. Before the dance the Gamma Betas had a banquet at the Hot Fish Shop. Dr. •P eter Kroner was our guest speaker at the banquet. Our rush season was very pleasant. We entertained with a "chips and chatter" at the sorority's revolving coke pa rties on February 8. A " bowlathon" party was held a t the downtown bowling alleys. We returned for refreshments to the recrea tion room at Nelson Hall. Favors were a paper bowling-pin name tag with a small bowling pin attached. "Reno Casino" was the theme of our final party. Dice, playing cards and gay-nineties garters were found

on the walls while a Queen of Hearts marked the door. Costumes consisted of card tricks, gangsters, cigarette a nd flow er girls, loaded dice, and many others. Gifts to the rushees were glasses with .AIA printed on them, miniature decks of cards, gay-nineties garters, and a red rose bud. Our pledge service was held on March 1. We were fortun ate to have with us that week end Mrs. W . Lawson Blackstone, national vice-president. On Moarch 10 our new officers were installed. The Gamma Betas participated in the an nual a ll-school Songfes t on •M arch 17. -GLORIA RICHARD.

Gamma Delta Queens College IN Februa ry the Gamma D elta girls initiated the fall pledge class, installed their new officers and followed the ceremonies with a social hour. Fourteen of our members took part in the ann ual Queens College Winter Carnival held at Jug End Ba rn in Massachusetts. Gamma Delta's H elene Pascua l was crowned Snow Queen during the three-day sojourn. March was our busies t month >With rushing, the Mardi Gras, and our a nnual Shillelagh Dance. Our most effec•tive rush pa rty was our .East Indian Party. All Gamma Deltas wore saris and circulated in a dimly candlelighted room serving curried rice a nd other Indian foods. Our pl~ns for the future include participation in the Dance Fest, th e Song Fest, and the Spring CarnivaLJEANNETTE NEWMAN .

Gamma Epsilon University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee THIS semester began with a great deal of excitement for us with K arisue Bureta's -being selected as first attendant to the Military Ball Queen. Gamma Epsilon entertai ned the M i lwaukee Alumnae Chapter at a tea on Sunday, M arch 8, at the Blatz Pavilion. The theme was "AU Big Top," and the decorations carried out the circus theme. The chapter members all wore harlequ in tops and black tights. A circus skit was presented by Carole Basham and Nancy W achowski, and a piano-voice duet was ]{arisue Bm-eta. given by J anet Vogt and Constance Bjorklund. Movies were shown of the various chapter act ivities for the year. "Greek Holiday" was the theme of the semi-formal dance sponsored by the Panhellenic Council on M a rch 14. Gamma Epsilon, under the chairmanship of K a thleen Zajicek, was responsible for ordering the flowers. A date party at whi ch everyone wore sweatshirts was a huge success. The girls wore their red Alpha Sig sweatshirts and bermudas while their dates wore slacks and sweatshirts. On our calendar a re the Parents' Tea, a birthday party for all, a square dance for charity, and a dinner ANCY STEFANOVIC. for our gmduati ng seniors.-

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ALUMNAE CHAPTERS AKRON, OHIO I ovember the Akron lumnac hapter met at the home of Beth Kolger Wa hko AB to enjoy a very i.mpre ive candlelight Founders' Day Program given by our pre ident, Rhea F etzer Yoder rr. t th e concluion of th e busine s portion of our m eeting, we played contrac t bridge and placed ord ers for Chri tmas cards. ur Chri tm as party was h eld in the new home of Helen Fram e nyd er 4><1>. Durin th e Chri tmas sea on many of our m ember helped the reta rd ed children of our county with th eir ale of Chri tmas seals. Our gifts to th e reta rd ed chool classe were activity records albums ( e p cia lly de igned to help in gy m activities) , education al game such as food lotto and a nimal lotto, and soft knitted yarn balls for insid re ess periods. J a nuary was a snowy month, but we h ad a good a ttend ance at our meeting with Ruth Yau er as our gracious hoste s. everal of us have been faithfully a ttending the Pa nh elleni c mee ting . We furnish ed six doz n sandwi ch s at th e re ent Panhclleni Val entin e D anc e. \ a ll enjoyed an outstanding prog ram a t our F ebruary meeting held a t th e hom of Lil Greer .!l.1. Lu cille Rae Adamson ~ who toured Europe this summer showed u her colored !ide of th e variou countries. HELE FRAME S NYDER.

ANDERSON, INDIANA IN J a nuary we met at th e home of M aril n Brundage Davi to learn th art of ak e de orating. February found us braving th e weath er to ge t to hesterfield where o ra Fuller H a nson ntertained u with games and conte t . u a r Ea ter eg s wcr · ca ttered over Sally W eal es lyd ' home in M arch when we met to decorate, fill, and wra p th em. Final plan were made to display th e egg in a downtown window and to sell th em in th bank on e week nd . Th e proceed from the sale of th e egg will go to th Eldorado School for physically and ment all y retard ed hildren. t this mee ting we also di cus ed ta te D a y pla ns a nd a ppointment were mad . We ave a pa rty a nd Ea. ter ba ket to a. g roup of boy a t th e ew a tl e tate hool. In p ri l we met in R ebah riffirh Price' home to lea rn more a bo ut interior decora tin g. \ e enjoy d th e M ay meeti ng with Lola Erne park wh en the topi wa c ramie . D elore Ba m e Rhin hart i in h arge of our Ia t meeting of th e year whi ch will be a family pi nic in Jun e. We a r ha ppy to wei om a new memb r, hirl ey Leffler Ph a r , who i in nd er on awaiting order to join her husband in Labrador.- Ro E KAt ER B DEN .

BUFFALO NEW YORK R Fo unders' D ay L un heon hono ring Ev lyn B ll . fo rmer national p re ident, needle to say was th e hih point of our orority ear. In orne small measure we ha wed Ev o ur ra titude a nd lov for so man · ·ears

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of elfle er.·ice to Alpha igma Alpha on the national scene and to Pi Pi in Buffalo. The chairman of the lun h on , which was held at the Park County Club was !arion Thoma wen on . Chri tmas takes on an added glow when the annual 1other and Daug ht er Tea is held. The chairman of th e tea wa Caryl Brennan Forrest, assisted by Peg Hammond el on . urrent ew York play were discussed at our January meeting by Mina Goosen, profe sor of d rama and Engli h at Buffalo State Teachers College. Miss Goosen revi ewed ten plays she aw this year in ew York with delightful humor and insight. This is a favorite meeting of the year bccau e Miss Goosen imparts so much of th e color and excitement of the ew York stage to h r listen ers. Edith Chesley Webb was hostess to our g roup in her home for this m eting. Assisting h r were M a rjori e Grotzka Baumler and Sue Marvin Flynn . Dorri e \ yatt herri e spoke at the F ebruary meeting o n her recent trip to C ambodia where her hu sband , Dr. eorgc herric, was ent by the Stat Department to et up a chool prog ram there. Colored slides taken by Dorrie, lovely fa bri cs. intricate silver work, and other art bj ec t illustrated h er wond erful talk about this fascinating a nd remote part of the Orient. This m eeting was held at th home of Marni M arshal l Groh, national rush h airman . LaUii Pelson Kerwin , Pat Healy anty, and J une all et Milsap were assisting h ostesses. On March 2 we attend ed th Studio Theater's presView from the Bridge," entation of Arthur Millers " sponsor d by th e Buffalo Panhellenic s o iation. The chairman was arolyn Larter Schantz. ur Panhellenic d legate is Fran Cummin Wed ekindt.- BARB RA LA VroNE BRAUN .

CINCINNATI, OHIO OuR alumna e chapte r i m aking plans for the 1959-60 a.son whi ch will include philanthropic work, new ways a nd means projects, and th r 1960 State Day for which we hall be host e s. \· e thoroug hly enjoyed our joint boating social with Alph a lpha Chapter a t Miami University held on und ay, pril 19. Cruising down the Ohio on a beau tiful pring day was an e x c itin~ climax to our vents for thi s y ar. Thi yea r ha brought u new member with many n w id a , but it also bring its regret a we hall be losing our form er pre ident, Ruth Snedaker K oh l AA., \ ho will be mo vin~ to :'\ w York. -LYNN FoUNTAINE.

DAYTON, OHIO Tu e Da yton Alumnae hapt •r may have started a n w pr ed ent on March 7 when it ace pted an invitation from lph a Alph a ha pt r to hold a r gular businiversity campu . The n m e ting on th e Miami alumn ae and the coli ge girls with th eir advisers, Mra. lad y la m r and Mrs. John ston , me t at the b autiful new n i er ity enter for luncheon after which we r as embl d in th . lpha . lpha suite for a busines1 mee tin g. If th e u cess of thi " e t b tter acquainted"


session can be judged by the enthusiasm of the a lumnae we predict that such joint meetings will become an~ nual affairs. A "friendshi?" party was substituted for the regular February meeting when Lucille Solfe W est and Lol a Pierson Lakin entertained us with a bridge-luncheon on February 7. Another such party in the form of a d essert-bridge took place on March 14 at the hom e of Virginia Haga Black XX with Lucille Shively Herbert and Marlene Herbert Hammond as co-'hostesses. Our "friendship" parties serve a dual purpose; they bring our group together for strictly a social afternoon while at the same time they earn money for our treasury from don at ions made by each guest. We are very happy to welcome as new members Ruth Smith Stouffer AA, Sue Hawks Cook AA, and Barbara Ann Troxler D urst XX, who have served us capably m our philanthropic endeavors.-LuciLLE W EST.

DE NVER, COLORADO 0 ' E of our most interesting parties this year was "Destination Unknown." We met for refreshments h eld a short business meeting, and then walked 路to a ~eigh颅 borhood Little Theatre. A Christmas brunch and white elephant auction added to our convention fund. We enjoyed our progressive dinner and Valentine Dinner D a n e with our husbands. In March we collected eedle Work Guild, one chi ldren's garments for the of th e Panhellenic projects. Another Panhellenic project was making and serving sandwiches a t th e U.S.O. Our chapter has been working on our philanthropic projec t, service to Sewall House for Easter Seals for Crippled Children. We have done clerical work, checked names and addresses in the telephone directory, trans])9rted pati ents to and from the clini c, and counted and posted money received from th e Easter Sea ls.-ZA BROWNYARD.

nin g, April 25 at the Detroit Art In titute. orma Crane liber is serving on the Wander Wa on at D etroit's Herman Kiefer Hospital one day ach week. -E THER BRYA NT PRAG E.

DETRO IT, MICHIGAN-SIGMA RHO CHI OuR Christmas party wa held at the home of our president, M ary Ellen Busch. In spite of th bad weather th attenda nce was good, and we were pleased to have two new members, Lee Wyoral B and lair Edwards. On F ebruary 2 1 we invited member of the other D etroit Alumnae Chapters for our Mother and Daughter Luncheon. Phyllis Templin, Mary Ellen Busch, and Joan McCrum brought both mothers and daughters for a three genera tion representation . After the lun heon Lillian D emetral showed slides of her trip to M ex ico last summer. A potluck dinner was held on Saturday March 2 1, with our husba nds as special guests.- j EA AN BEVER .

D ETRO IT, MI CHIGAN-DELTA RH O AFTER the long dreary winter it wa a treat to learn th at all it takes to bring brightness into your home is a knowl edge of the wonderful art of interior decorating. The color films sent us home full of ideas and plans for action. L aura Hardy opened her home for a card party at whi ch time we discussed the Greyhound Mystery Trip whi h was held in May. The Detroit Association meeting, in the form of a Moth er-Da ughter Tea spo nsored by Rho Chi, found many of our members enjoying the anti s of th v ry young daughters of Marion Storsetter Leishman and H elen R ahm a nn Cain. Plans for our an nual summer dinner dance are under way and will no doubt be a wonderful climax to a happy busy year.- R UTH M. RA:\'DALL.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN-DELTA PHI ON February 5 we were p leased to have a front page placing in the Woman's Section of the "Birmingham Eccentric" announcing our forthcoming luncheon on February 7 at .the home of Marjorie Howard Chapel with Marion Thompson Gustin as assistant hostess. The meeting was high lighted b y our guest speaker, Mrs. Ethel Anderson, who came from the Detroit Association for R etarded Children to show her film on the education of the retarded child. Another guest who we hope will join us permanently was Marion Roberts Sanborne AA. Although she has been a resident of Birmingham for some tim e, it was our eye-catching publicity that brought her to us. Our March meeting was held at the home of Reba Carey Fries .with Norma Crane Aliber as assistant hostess. The home of Charlottee R eidenbuch Jorgenson BZ was the setting for our April meeting. Kathryn Stephenson Buchinger AB was assistant hostess. The sewing of cancer pads was on the agenda for both of these meetings. Members of our alumnae chapter were fortunate to attend the Panhellenic Luncheon on Apri l 9 at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club with Dr. Thelma James, professor of English at Wayne State University as guest speaker. We are proud to announce that violinist Florence Oakes Morgan BB and cellist Hazel Forte Hall played with the Detroit Women's Symphony on Saturday eve-

FORT WAYNE, I N DIANA IN January a number of our group attended the Civic Theater production of "A Visit to a Small Planet" which was sponsored by the Pa nh elleni c Association. Our M arch meeting was mostly spent in planning our trip to Jndi a napolis for Sta te D ay in . pril. Our chapter led a panel discussion on "Unity Through Participation." Helen Givens was our hostess for a potluck dinner in May.- EucE IA S. GREE N.

F O X VA LLEY-ELGIN, ILLINOIS STARTING in O ctober, th e Fox Valley alumnae have been having potluck dinners in members' home rather than eating in a restaurant each month . The exception to this was th e Christmas meeting. Our ovember meeting was held at the home of Jeann e Wullbrandt. We were happy to welcome Betty Worthington Cseh B<l>, who lives in Aurora . During the Christmas season we went to the Old Spinning Wh eel in Hinsdale. During the supper hour two ladies and two gentlemen, dressed in old English style clothing, sang Christmas carols. Before singing "Silent ight" the lights were dimmed, and we listen ed to thi glorious carol in candle and fire light.

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We brough t gift-wrapped toy wh ich were late r given to the Salvation Army to distribute. In January we enjoyed a Chinese dinner at the home of C harlene Volkers Phelps BP. The fortune cookies were very interesting to all of us. Mary Lou Johnson Cain BK joined our group for the first time. Nan Myers Fischer BK invited u to her home in February.- J EA E WuLLBRA NDT .

HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI Two year ago a lumnae in H at tiesburg got toge ther and began workin g on the reorganization of our alumnae chapter. We have made many new fri ends through our work in the chapter a nd are grateful for the opportunity of being able to work in the sorority. The story of our prog res could well be used as a n encouragement to other a lumnae chapters. On February 23 we were very happy to add Mrs. H . C. Hudson, Mrs. W . E. Phelps, Jr. Mrs. Selby Bowling, and Mrs. Paul E . Bailey to our membership . Ann W adell W elch joined us at the March meeting. We have set up several goals for the coming year: ( I ) 100% life membership in AZA by the end of 1959 ; (2) reactivat ion of inactive a lumnae in the area; (3) a la rger contribution toward our national philanthropic project, especially through local cooperation with Playschool, local private school for the mentally retarded ; ( 4) encou ragement of the form ation of a city Panhellenic, and (5) more a nd better publicity. W e are also enco uragi ng alumnae in this area to support .A.ZA by recommendations for membership in our sorority. At our April meeting we met at the home of Mrs . Selby Bowling to make sandwiches for Beta Delta's intermission party a t their " Evening in Paris" dance. We are co nsciously making an effort to educate a nd interest the Beta Delta girls in alumnae participation and show them that life in AZA becomes even ri cher after being gradua ted from college. For this reason we had a "rush party" f·o r the 1959 graduating seniors on M ay 7. It was a bingo party where inexp ensive prizes were awarded to the winners. The party ended on a erious note which pointed up each Alpha Sig's privilege and responsibility to grow and "Give Full 'M easure" in alumnae activities no matter where each mi gh t go to live and/ or work aft er she leaves the college chapter. -PENNY STEWA RT.

HAYS, KANSAS OuR February mee ting was held at the home of K at herine Pratt Mermis TT at whi ch time we a dopted a n ew constitution and discussed Kansas-Missouri- ebra ka tate Day plans. On February 17 the pledge services of Tau Tau Chapter were held at the home of K atherine Pra tt M ermis TT . The home of Florence Wa llace Markwell TT was th e impressive setting for initiation on February 22. Our alumnae chapter present ed a gift of .All tation ry to each newly initiated member. Election of offi ers was held in March, and plans for money-making project w re discussed. -LENO R M Et ENHEIMER GOETZ.

HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA WE are making plan for our enior Banqu et at whi ch time we shall honor thi year' graduates of Rho Rho Chapter. U will be initiated into our alumnae chapter, and award will be given to outstandin girls.- MADELt E DtAL.

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INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA OuR alumnae cha pter entertained the senior girls of Alpha Gamma Chapter at the home of Ruth Rink on Monday evening, February 23 . Dr. Joy Mahachek gave a repo rt on the na tional convention, and Inez McGreavy Stahura showed a film of convention activities. Our treasurer Sara Campbell St. Clair, announced that a contributio~ has been made to the national philanthropi c project, mentally retarded children. A cleverly de ised quiz game, " Wha t Do You Know. About George?" w as ar ranged by Dorothy Hoey Davis. Concealed within pencil-sketched portraits of George Washington, also 1he work of Dorothy, were leather bookmarks bearing our sorority initials. These were gifts to each senior. Co-hostesses with Ruth Rink were Dr. M ahechek a nd Mrs. Ri chard M. Strawcutter. On the evening of April 23 we met with the Alpha Gamma girls on the mezzanine of Fisher Auditorium for a last "get-toge th er" before graduation. Claire Cressman M cVitty was chairman of our hostess committee for this party.-A NA SHAFFER 'MAURER.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA OuR D ecember meeting was held at the home of H elen Emick XX. The guest spe:tker was Mrs. Max Hom whose topic was "Christmas in Wales." Her vivid descriptions made al l of us feel we had taken a trip to her original homeland. Eliza beth Presnall Bliss XX was hostess for our February mee ting wh en, again, we had an entertaining speaker. John F. Hurlbut, promotion and public relations m anage r for W·FBM-TV and radio here, told some interes tin g sidelights about tel evision advertising and programming. Plans for State Day, which •Was held on April 18 at the Indiana University M edical Center in Indianapolis, were discussed by Eloise Proctor XX, chairman. June Wilkinson Widmeyer XX •told us about the Indianapolis Panhelleni c Association style show and tea for high school girls whi ch will be given this summer. A card party was h eld after our March meeting at th e home of Sue Ann Engle Messing XX. Assistant hostess was Helen S elvage oblitt XX. Each member brought a "white elephant" wrapped as a gift. The champions from each table got first choice. R efreshments and decorations made us remember St. Patrick's D ay was near. W e were happy to welcome Alice Simison Ri ce XX, who previously lived in Muncie and belonged to the alumnae chapter there. -NANCY A. MARTI N.

GREATER KANSAS CITY THE alumnae of Greater Kansas City enjoyed a very interesting talk and demonstration on flow er arranging by Mr. William Tobler of Tobler's Flower Shop. This mee ting was a luncheon held at the Little Banquet Room in iMission, K a nsas. l'he chainnan hostess was June Burr Ford ZZ with Marty Byron HH, Anne Kathryn Lindsay Smith HII, and Darlene Heavlin AB as cohostesses. Valentine Tea was our February meeting held at the lovely home of Phon Johnson Gillespie 'EE. Assisti ng ho te es were Evelyn Evans Larrieu W, J ean M cK inley Hutchison AB, Marilyn Grider ZZ, and Laura Patrick Williams AB. Mr. Glen Rider, a local commercial photographer, showed beautiful slides of scenes in K ansas City.


Our March meeting was held at th e Twin O a ks Restaurant wh ere Mrs. Trow Smith reviewed the entertaining book, "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris." The chairman hostess was Ruth Bryant Penn ell ZZ with eo-hostesses Dorothy Bryant ZZ, Virginia Lamb Carder HH, and Kathryn Lamb K eirns HH. Election of officers for the coming year was held. A luncheon meeting was held in April with Mary Jean Lewis Willyard 路E E as hostess chairman. Go-hostesses were Connie Cockerill Hembree HH, J.ennie Williams Adler 'EE, and Rubye Worley Swain BB. Officers were installed, and the Margaret E. Smith Award to the outstanding Zeta Zeta girl was given.-SHIRLEY SAN NER.

LICKING-MUSKINGUM, OHIO THE proposed by-laws for Ohio have occupied the business portion of our meetings this winter. The March meeting was held in Newark with Eleanor Davis as hostess. Ruth Hollinger Cole's home was the setting for our April meeting. Her handwoven articles provided wonderful conversation pieces. In addition .to her class at the Art Institute, she now weaves on her own loom. - LOUIS E N. STEWART.

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK VIRGINIA DoBBINS HEss, Ba rbara Hodgkins Smith, Joan Wilkinson .Carpenito, and Kathleen McCann were th e fortunate alumnae from our cha pter who a ttend ed a luncheon in New York City given by the New York and New Jersey alumnae. They had a marvelous time, and .w e all hope it will become an annual affair. Since most of our group have school-age children and are teachers on leave, we have been enjoying discussions on current educational trends. A social evening with our husbands as special gues ts is now heing planned. -KAREN ENTERLINE KERR .

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Los ANGELES alumnae and friends recently enjoyed a most successful theater party held a t the Civic Playhouse in Hollywood . The play, "A View from the Bridge," was a sellout, an d the proceeds from this th ea ter party will be used for our philanthropic proj ec t. In April we met in the lovely home of Edith Callaha n Titley ZZ. Co-hostesses were Julie Buelle Gosser EE and Frances Tholen Priest EE . The public relations director for 路the new San Fern a ndo Valley School for Mentally Retarded was our guest speaker. Our group, upon hea ring of its great need for help, decided to secure educational aids for the classrooms. We have found that many items such a s used decks of cards, old records, children's books, old Christmas cards, and many other items can be used by the school. May we suggest that you check with your local mentally retarded school, and perhaps their needs might <be some items you no longer use.- FRANCES THOLE N PRIEST.

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA OuR activities for the year have included a bridgelunche on held in October, a dinner at the Virginian Hotel followed by the Founders' D ay program in November, a business meeting held in Janu ary, and a baby shower given to five in our group in March. -MARY DILLON CURE.

GREATER MIAMI, FLORIDA J EAN McCAMMON entertained the members of the Greater Miami Alumnae Chapter in her apartment on St. Valentine's D ay. She served a delicious luncheon which carried out the Valentine theme. After the luncheon we viewed the films of the 1955 and 1958 ationa! Conventions, interspersed with comments by Genevieve Foltz, Mary Gallagher, and Jean M cCammon. Frank Gallagher often reversed the machine so th a t we could see ourselves both coming and goi ng. We were happy to h ave Marilyn Wolfinger and Betty Green attend.--GENEVIEVE FoLTZ.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN OuR first meeting after the installation as a new alumnae chap ter was held at the home of Erva R ichter Horn where we elected officers for this year. In January we met at th e home of Florence Dopke Treutelaar. Co-hostesses for the meeting were Helen Hansen M a rtin, Gertrud e Melius Sladky, Marie Beye T erwilliger, and Dorothy Zoe ller. W e were very happy to initiate fiv e new alumnae members. W e met at the home of Florence Smith Trotts on March 13. In addition to our regular business meeting, we enjoyed a film and lecture on the Mrs. America Pagea nt given by a represe ntative of the Milwaukee Gas Light Company. Man y of our members attended the Milwaukee Panhellenic Dinner Dance at the W isconsin Club on April 11.- LoUA NNE STROBU SC H.

MONROE, LOUISIANA ALUMNA E an this area who were interested in organizing a local ch apter met in the home of J uani ta Cardozier Kilpat ri ck in August. W e received our national charter in O ctober and met at the home of Dolly Smith Petrus for election of officers. M ary Blackstone, national vice-president, was our delightful guest for our D ecember luncheon. She has been most helpful with her ideas for a new chapte r. W e combined our i nstallation of officers with a lu ncheon meeting in M arch a nd were pleased to have all members present. We have a grou p of enthusiastic Alpha Sigs who a re looking forward to a most enjoyable year togeth er.- JUDITH BALLA RD.

MURRAY, KENTUCKY O u R March meeting was a dinner for seven Beta Nu a lumnae members who have recently moved to our area. We have been making plans for a coke and cookies party for the Beta Nu Chapter. -DoROTHY ANNY.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA OuR hap ter celebrated Founders' D ay on November 12 a t M aylie's Old French R estaurant in downtown New Orleans. By candlelight we each participated in the lovely program a nd enjoyed the fellowship and delicious French cuisine for which Maylie's is famous. To add even more enjoyment to the evening, we had the honor of having present Viola Brewer, national ritual chairman, who is th e sister of our president, Mary Allen Warrick.

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In De ember we met for a gala Christma party at the hom of Bobbie Isom Bai ley. The Ma~nolia chool for R e tard ed hildren has been elected by our group as our philanthropic project for the coming y ar. On March 18 the dire tor of the chool took u on a personal tour throughout the entir e tabli hment o we could see firsthand th e e c hildren in Ia sroom work hops. and at play. W e saw, too the wonderfui work being done th ere in helping th/, yonul( ters become useful and h appy indi iduals. \ r w r very happy to hear su gestions for h elping them . her leaving the Magnolia School we enjoyed lunch at calfani's new and lovely restaurant. t our meeting we furth r discu ed plans for our new pnilanthropic work. -LtLY B. DA TUGUE.

N ORTHER N NE W J E RS EY OuR " Mens ight" has become one of th e high lights of the year. In January we brought our husbands to a smorgasboard dinner h eld at the home of Louise Co by Quick .AB. W e made sure to have lots of good food and then spent the evening playing games and charades. Th e men seemed to have as much fun as all the Alpha Sigs! In March we had a lun cheon at the new apartment of Doris Ma Gilmore N . Caroline Wasgatt TT entertain ed us with a book review. We completed plans for the remainder of this year and discussed plans for next year. We were delighted to welcome Kathleen Dunca n Higgi ns "BP and June Lorenson Londeen EE.MARY WtGGI

O KLAH OMA CITY, OKLAHOMA OuR chapte r had its annual rummage sale on Saturday, March 7. The proceeds will be used for our philanthropic project, th e mentally retard d school in Bethany. This chool is supported by donations and voluntary services uch as our group gives. In February w enjoyed a bingo party with many inter ting and unique white el phants used as priz s. W e enjoyed a book r view at our April meeting.ITA Roo RD .

PIT T SBURGH, P E NNSYLVANIA FouNDER ' DAY was obs rved with a ceremonial following lunch at the home of Gracie Divven Hill. Those who took part in the progTam were Gracie, Jane Clark Bailey r, Betty Lyon Sandrock .Ar, Adah St. Clair feyer Ar and Mildred Bowles Sinic.rope BZ. Music for the service was provided by Hel en Ellsworth Ball N1 at the organ. We were happy to welcome back Mary Cribbs Pyle Ar and Bertha McDowell Seeman Ar, who have been absent too many years. ur Christmas party, at which time we entertained und ergraduate , was a luncheon at the Woman's City Club at the Penn-Sheraton Hotel on D ecember 27. Marion Ball Wilson and Marie Robinson pre ented "Christmas in Bethlehem," which told of the Moravian Christmas customs as ob crved in Bethlehem Penn.sylvama. The play, "Blue Denim." was given on February 13 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse for the annua l Panhelleni scholarship fund . W e are very proud of our own Mary E llen Holla n der Lehrian who is one of the fine teachers dedicated rto helpin g 'mentally retarded children in the Beaver County schools.-SALLY BAXTER HoRTER.

PORTLAND, OREGON "FoR Yo A RO E IN PoRTLA 'D GRows." The Portland Alumnae Chapter extends a welcome to you to visit the Oregon Centennial Exposition and I nternational Trade Fair, June 10 through September 17, 1959. Our February meeting, held at the home of R uth Day Davis BB , was the annual auction sale. Each member brought children's clothing, jewelry, or pastry which was auctioned to the highest bidder. We were especially fortunate to have ceramic articles and paintings donated by Ruth Davis' daughter-in-law, an art major at Portland State. The proceeds from the auction are used to further philanthropic activities. We want to give special recognition to Gretchen Math ews Otness BB, who has been our faith f ul Panhellenic delegate for the past ten years. She took tickets and aided by Edna Mitchell C eglie AB tended tea tables at the Panhellenic Style Show and Scholarship T ea this year. Our president Enid Ehrman Branch BB, poured. - L.ENN EvA MARKLEY R tGG

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OuR January m eting wa a social affair in the form of a Tupperwar Party held at th e home of Eleanor Zimbaro with Gertrud Helmecke Reed as co- hostes . Th proceed went to Beta Chi hapter to help furni h th · ch. pter room . L c Walke r' new hom in M e a was the etting for our Februar • meeting. Roberta Helmecke Jann was co-ho t . Plans for the recian Holiday in 1ay wer di c u ed . The chairman for this event wa Doris Hamilton Hall, a nd j oan an Kirk served as o-chairman . W e g ve a very ucce ful party for the Beta Chi irl in th ir chapter room at Arizona tate niversity at T mp . Jean Ra~~; dal wa chairman with Myrna Long and arol Hahn a co-chairmen. Game were played, and a t. Patri k' Day de ert was erved. We all had the oDportunit to mert thr n w fa ulty advi er. 1r . William 'ielander. Ele tion of offi ers w h ld at our May meeting. ERTR D R EED.

the months of 1959 roll by, the Richmond alumnae find them elves in interesting and varied activities. Our meetings in the homes of our membe rs are always look ed forward to and our special philanthropic and Panh ll enic activities ntered into with enthusiasm. At our February meeting in the new home of Dee fare Magnu dal BI, w wer fortunat e to have as our gue t speaker Mi Louise Davis of the Richmond Association for the Mentally R larded , who ·told us of their work and suggested ways in which we could do our part furthering this worthy cause. She exp ressed particular thanks to the R ichmo nd lpha Sigs who contributed their time one Sunday afternoon in January to help with th fund-raising campaign of the association. Through the combined effort of other volunteers, the approximat ollection in thi area wa $13,000. We are selling candy to rai e mon y for our philanthropic ac-

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the Richmond Panhellenic Association provides fund s for t?e Panhellenic Schola rship. W e appreciate the fine JOb C::arolyn Savage Finch AA , our Panhellenic delegate, did as chairman of this eve nt. ~arbara Trip~ Friend A has recently bee n appointed AsSISt~nt Executive S:cretary of th e Richmond Chapter, Amencan Cancer Society. We have worked closely with this organization for many years, and we are pleased to have one of our members fill this importa nt position . Another of our members, 'Nita Hodnett Chandler BE national constitution chairman, has been elected by th~ Thomas Jefferson J.unior Woman' s Club to serve as princess at their annual Mardi Gras Ball. She was chosen on the basis of outstanding service to the club. - PHYLLIS MANNING.

SAN D IEGO, CALIFORNIA T.HE San Diego Alumnae Chapter has been busy welcommg new members this season. W e were happy to have. Mrs. Joh.n 'McCright BK join us. Our January meetmg, held m the home of Florence Klinger Hallinan BB, gave us a chance to meet Margaret K elley Fox ZZ, who was a classmate of our president, Bonnie Brown Brough ZZ. Also visiting us for the season was Louise McArthur of Detroit. Ann e Wm and Shirley Cloud of Sigma Rho Chi and Kay Foust D avey XX were happy to greet Louise again . At this m ee ting Louise P eterson Hindes showed us beautiful colored slides taken on her recent trip to Formosa and China. One of our members, Billie D ea n Minuth, who is now in Fonmosa with h er husband, would love to hear from friends. H er address is Mrs. L . W. Minuth, c/o T .B.C . Disbursing Office, A.P.O. 63 MANG, Taiwa n, San Francisco, California. In February we met with Kay D a vey and discussed the choosing of a local philanthropic proj ect, as well as several methods to raise money for this purpose. W e have decided to a ssist m entally reta rded children. W e were thrilled to see the new hom e of Ellen Fan e Sturteva nt ITII at our April mee ting. Our May installation of officers was a Vf'l)' impressive c-eremony with our national alumnae director, Nancy Mathisen, officiating.- "TEE" AARON Low.

for the Panhellenic part y for high school enior girl to be held in June. . We are planning a summer hamburger fry to be given for the local college girl at the home of Barbara Beehl er XX.- BARBARA P EARCE.

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI . TH E Springfield a lumn ae held th eir 0 tober meeting m the home of Marianne Daly Bucha nan with Irene Coonrod French as co-ho tes . J eanne Lea R a tcliff was welcomed back into our a lumnae chapter. The Lucy Mae Smith Award was presented to J oyce M cGee. The award, given a nnually to an outstanding se nior in Beta Sigma Chapter is based upon leader hip loya lty, and service to the sorority. In November the alumnae were hostesses a t a luncheon observing Homecoming a nd Founders' Day in th e K entwood Arms Hotel Lounge. Our a nnu al covered-dish Christmas buffet party was held in the home of the hoste s, Ro alie Padgham ZZ . We started the new year with a dessert bridge held at Beta Sigma Chapter hou e. Hostesses were Bonnie Winn Crain, Betty Turner Blume, a nd J anet ewton Sti efvater. In F ebruary the annual covered-dish supper for moth ers and the college girls was held at the sorority cha pter house. After eati ng the gro up went to the college Student Center for a st le show narrated by Isa:bel Dunlap. Models were Betty Turner Blume a nd da ughter D ebbie, Linda Gorman Lumpe, Th erese Peters Thomas, orma Norton Eblen, Pat Cowden Dilday, a nd Suzie M adison R ohman . College girls who modeled were Sarah Dunlap, M aril yn K imball, Joyce M cGee, Carol Trantham, and .Tac kie R ayle. Visiting alumnae from out-of-town were Sissy Fogle and Mary J ean Shoffner Wilson. \V e welcomed two new members, Pat Cowden Dilday and Diane Morga n Wilks. Rose Mari e Fellin and Charlene Boyd attended K a nsas-Missou ri- ebraska State D ay at Pittsburg, K ansas on March 7. We entertai ned our husbands in M arc h with a suppe r an d bridge held in th e Bears Den of th e Student Ce nter on the Southwest .Missouri State College campus.JA NET EWTON STI EFVATER.

SO UTH BEND, I ND I ANA Co-HoSTESSES for our January m ee ting were Ba rb ara Etchison Pea rce XX a nd K ay Hunton Clark Ar. After th e business mee tin g we spent th e eve ning playing bridge. N aomi Pehrson MM and M a ri e Scanlon Brown B6, na tional fellowship chairman, won the prizes. D elicious refres hments were served . We ha d our favorit e m ee ting of the year in F ebruary wh n we held a dinn er m ~e tin g a t a loca l restaurant. Election of officers for next yea r was held . W e were ha ppy to welcome Josephine Gillila nd Wa re AB, a new member. Our ;M arch meeting was held a t the home of Carolyn Fyfe XX. After th e business meeting we enj oyed seeing the films of th e 1955 a nd 1958 National Conventions. Co-hostess Naomi Pehrson Bl assisted C arolyn in serving St. Patrick' s Day refreshm en ts. Millie Warner Zoss XX held a Panhelleni c d essert in her home recently. The program was a talk on ce ramics. V elva Bere Gay XX served on the committee for th e Panhellenic Dance given in April. Ba rba ra P ea rce XX is a member of the committee which is making plans

TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA OuR J an uary meeting was held at the home of elle Morris with M arth a Erwin a assistant hostess . Pictures of the 1955 a nd 1958 ational Conven路ions made all of us wa nt to attend a nationa l conve ntion . In February we en joyed a travelogue on Europe presen ted by M ary Ru th Siebe nmorga n .. ssistant hostesses were Carolyn Su rrell Andrew and Rachel Mathieu D avis. D oll a nd china from England decorated the hom e. Amusing happenings of the year- long trip were told by our ho tess concerni ng her mod s of travel and la nguage problems in th e many countries she visited. Ph ylli s Barker, our president. announced th at representatives from each chapter in Indiana will atte nd State Day. M artha Erv;in was th e chairman for the favors a nd table d ecorations at the noon luncheon at State Day on pril 18. Ph yllis Barker is the chairman of invitations for the Terre H au te Panhe llenic Tea for high school seniors.MARY FRAN MooRE WI LEY.

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TOLEDO, OHIO :-; E of the big nt of the year for the Toledo . lumnae 'hapter i the annua l Christmas Luncheon. Thi )' r it was held at th home of Helen 0 mun. £\eryone enjoyrd th d licious food, the gift exchange, • nd the game that followed . \ e were esp cially glad to ha,·e orothy tockton from Bowlin~ Green. nother very welcome ~ue t was uc agnon, a pled~e from Miami niver ity, who was home for hristmas. ur February meeting was held at the home of Dorothy .ummin . Everyone wa interested to hear th e report of Grace H aworth on the Toledo Panhelleni c Brid~r Party of which he wa gen ral chairman. The procet"d will pa · for thl" cholarship given very year t a rority member at To! do niversity. ur hapter st" nt ,race an orchid cor age to how that we appreciatrd her hard work. omr of u were very fortunate to att nd th e Toledo Panhcllrnic ouncil \ ork hop on orority problem . .L R K NEV.

WA SH I N GT O N, D . C. THE Washing ton , D . C., lumnae hapter met in January at the home of Virginia teiger Drew Be to addre envelope for the Montgomery County ociety for rippled hildren, ·Iont ornery County Maryland. We ar inve tigating the po ibilities for helping rrtarded children in the Di trict of Columbia. Georgeanna ewby Pa e A and Virginia Dr w •B have ontactrd the Board of Education and at presen t plan ar being mad to uppl\' crapbook for these hildr n to u e in connection with th ei r regular s hool work.- H RRJETTA . PETER .

TULSA, OKL AH OMA TuE Tulsa alumnar wrrc im·itcd to a " 'ome a ou .\rr" coffee in J anuary at thr home of llrl Pn Hooper Malone Br. with Jud y DeMaster Wint rr ZZ a l'oh tt· s. Pictur of the national com·Pnticn were hown . Our F bruary meetin~ was gue t day wh n w enjo\ ed the book r view, ' Who Is Hiding in M y Hide-awere Dorothy Bart l tt Morrison B l' Brd ?'' Ho tr .} PnniP \'in on Fi k rr, Dale Ba rbaree Edmonds BM, I abdll" K ey R e ve \ .\ . and Ruth L e ter. A pecial meeting wa held on February 26 at the hom of ad in H1rni Park II II ; we cut and r wed wool trip for our phil, nthropic project. Plan for our kl, homa tat D ay in pril were dis u ed at this m etin~. J ac kie Phillip Car on 1111 , H elen Hooper 1a lone Br , Nadin Hirni Park 1111, and Judy DDMa tcr Wint r ZZ enjoy d the K an as- M i ouri-~ braska tate D ay ac tivitir at K an a t, t ollege at Pittsburg , K an as, on ~[ar h 7. J ackie, national philanthropic chairman ,

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