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HoMECOMING EsPEC IALLY CoLLEGIATE

ANNOUNCING Go u RM ET' s G u iDE .... ..... .. .. ........... ............ .............. .. . .. .......... . .. . .. .... .... . JEAN \1\TENRICH ExPERI ENCES LIF E IN KoREA ...... ...... .... .... .... .... .... ........ ....... .. ... .. .. NEw ALU MNAE CHAPTER ........... .. ........................ ... . ... ............ . ... .. ... . ......... . ........ . .. ... .. IN

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ALUMNAE EDITOR DORIS S. KLEIN

EDITOR HIWANA C . CROMPTON

COLLEGE EDITOR MARY K . REIFF

THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA is published in the fall , winter. spring. a nd summer of each year at 2642 Univenity Avenue, St. Paul 14, :\[ inn csota , by Leland Publishers, Inc. (The Fraternity Press}, official publishers for the sorority. The subscriJ>tion price is $1 a year. Send change of address and business correspondence to Alpha Sigm a Alph a Central Office, 372 Argonne Drive, Kenmore 23, New York . Address all correspondence of an editorial nature to the editor, Mrs. Eugene H . Crompton, Jr., 7001 Spring Road #3. Richmond 28, Virginia. Second-class postage paid at St. Paul , Minnesota . PnJtmaJt e r :

Send F orm 3579 to Alpha Sigma Alpha. 372 Argonne Drive, K•nm ore 23 . New Vnrk .

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National Convention Chairman The National Convention is the governing body of Alpha Sigma Alpha, and this twenty-third national convention will m eet to carry on the important business of running our organization. The Convention, to be held in the beautiful Grand Hotel on the "Wonderland" of Mackinac Island in Michigan, h as been carefully planned by your national officers. It is during Convention that your officers will be given opportunities to report, to inform, and to recommend. Opportunities, too, will be theirs for sharing the experiences of years of work in A~A.

Your letters to national officers indicate that you would like to know them personally. The convention will give you this opportunity to meet them and to know they are " just people," too. Our national family is made up of A~As of all ages, and we have a good time togeth er because of our common interes t-A~A. We might think of our Convention as a huge workshop where round table and panel discussions provide an opportunity for an informal exchange of ideas of benefit to every college and alumnae chapter. The Convention is A~A's m eans of giving the delegates the opportunity to elect new officers, plan the program for the next three years, and to take back to their chapters, college and alumnae, some of th.e ideas, knowledge, and inspiration experienced. Convention is a time to learn to develop good cam pus leaders to be good community leaders of the future. Although at Convention Alpha Sigmas find working together a privilege, there will also be many hours set aside for fun and fellowship , for sports and sight-seeing. Convention is a time of fun and hard work, late nights and early rising, of inspiration and song, of reunion with old friends and the making of new ones. WHY CONVENTION? WHY NOT???

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OUR HERITAGE IN ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA BY

ANNE RHODES HAMILTON

1\'ational Historian

' 'FROM THE HEART OF OLD VIRGINNY . . . . "

On the campus of Farmville State Female 1 orma l School in the fall of 1901 , there were five girls who had become very good friends. They were attractive, vivacious, intelligent, and they had been rushed and bid by the three existent campus sororities-Kappa Delta, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Zeta Tau Alpha. However, if they accepted these bids they would not be together, so they decided to organize a fourth sorority envisioning it to develop into national scope. Therefore, on ovember 15, 1901. th ese five girl s, Virginia Lee Boyd (Mrs. John Walton oell ), Louise Burk Cox (Mrs. W. B. Carper, Sr. ) , Juliette J efferson Hundley (Mrs. H. E . Gilliam ) , Mary Williamson Hundley, and Calva Hamlet Watson (Mr . P. W. Wooten ), oraanized a .orority wh ich they named Alpha Sigma Alpha. This became the first national sorority found ed in th e twentieth century. Lega lizing its existence the Alpha Sioma Alpha Charter was granted by th e Circuit Court for the County of Prince Edward, \ irginia on February 13, I 903. From this b ainnina and durina the fir t decade of its exi tence, A~A chartered thirteen chapters, held six nationa l com路entions, elected national officers, began publication of a sorority magazine. inihapter in pection , oraanized alumnae tiat d 4

chapters, and became known and accepted by tlw sorority and fraternity world. Like other national sororities in southern schools, Alpha Sigma Alpha found chapters were often killed by anti-sorority legislation or from lack of returning members. Because of the education field's need for sororities, A~A decided to limit its chapters to teachers colleges and colleges of education in universities. At its 1914 convention at Miami University (Ohio ) , four chapters participated in Alpha Sigma Alpha's reorganization: Alpha at Farmville, Alpha Alpha at Miami University, Alpha Beta at Kirk. "ille, Missouri, and Alpha Gamma at Indiana, Pennsylvania. The chapter roll lengthened with the addition of many accredited enior colleaes. Services increased, and its members brought distinction to the sorority. Howe,路er after many years, significant changes in college c lassifications and in accrediting agencie serving these colleges prohibited sorority expansion within form er boundaries. Therefore, Alpha Sigma Alpha , with its distinguished record of accomplishments, became affiliated with lational Panhellenic Conference in 194 7 and became a fullfledged member on ovember 27. 1951. Since that time A~A ha areatly en larged it . cope. Our college chapter number forty, and our alumna路 chapter are over a hundred . Alpha Sigma Alpha


representatives to NPC have held varied and important assignments and chairmanships, which have given A:IA a significant place in th e interfraternity world. Our sorority growth has been made possible only through the guidance and leadership and unselfish devotion of many beloved members. All of them would be too numerous to mention, but special recognition is given to our five founders, all of whom are living but one- Virginia Lee Boyd Noell, who died on November 19, 1954- and to Wilma Wilson Sharp and Evelyn G. Bell, who have both served the sorority as past national presidents and in other valuable capacities. The ideals fostered by our founders and strengthened through the years serve as an inspiration to stimulate growth and progress. To help each college and alumnae chapter at any time are eight national council members and nineteen national chairmen. Through working together on all phases of sorority life, Alpha Sigma Alpha can continue to possess the " quality" we desire. Perhaps if we remember the " Pledging Day Song," no endeavor will be too great.

Philanthropic Fund. Therefore, each undergraduate and each alumnae m ember has a n opportunity to he lp support and mainta in our service to others. The Fellowship and Philanthro ic Fund was esta blished by the national convention in 1926 with a beginning of only sixty-four dollars. It is built by voluntary contributions from alumn ae and college chapters. These annual contributions are usually made in connection with our Founders' Day celebration in November, but they can be accepted anytime. In addition to its aid in furthering the National Philanthropic Project, the Fund also grants loans to members to meet college expenses and to pledges for initiation fees.

With w hat m easure you m ete will be m eted you In service and lo ve each day, And to give full m easurP your whole life through Is your pledge to A:SA.

At the 1941 national convention, th e Wilma Wilson Sharp Award was established to be presented annually to an alumna who has done outstanding work professionally or in community service and has shown continued loyalty to Alpha Sigma Alpha. It is given in the name of Wilma Wilson Sharp (Mrs. Fred ) Zeta Zeta, president emeritu s, who was national president for two separate terms, as we ll as serving the sorority in many other capacities. College and alumnae chapters nomina te candidates from whom the nationa l alumnae-awards committee selects the winner. At first the award token was a U. S. Savings Bond, but it is now a lovely silYer tray, suitably engraved.

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TO OTHERS

'路It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." Ralph Waldo Emerson. Through the years, many and varied philanthropic projects by alumnae and college chapters have been undertaken, but the current project is service to mentally retarded children. This was adopted by the 1958 national convention as one project on which the sorority could work both loca lly and nationally. The 1958 national convention also voted that all monies designated as available for philanthropy should be devoted to scholarships and/ or fellowships for study in the field of mental retardation. These scholarships are to be administered by a committee of A:SA members having professional qualifications in this field. Those who have been appointed to serve on the advisory committee are Dr. S. June Smith, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ; Dr. Emily Leatherman Stogdill, Columbus, Ohio ; and Mrs. H. L. Shibler, Indianapolis, Indiana. Sorority philanthropy receives assistance from two national funds: ( 1) profit from the Magazine Fund and (2 ) a portion of the Fellowship and

SORORI'l'V AWARDS .\ND HF.COGNI'I'JON

"Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." J ean Richard To recognize the achievements of its members and chapters, Alpha Sigma Alpha has established awards for alumnae, undergradua te members, and college chapters. 'l'HE "\VJLl\IA. \\"ILSON SH.\HI' AWARD

Recipients of this award have been: 1943 Mary Turner Gallagher, Chi Chi 1944 Dr. S. June Smith, Kappa Kappa 1945 Emma Coleman Frost, Pi Pi 1946 Carrie Christian E ason, Alpha 1947 Sara h Grim Wimp, Alpha Beta 1948 Dorothy Porter Cummins, Lambda Lambda 1949 Ida A. J ewett, Alpha Beta 1950 Nell Russell McMahan, Alpha Gamma 1951 Alice Montgomery Petitt, Eta Eta 1952 Hazel Thompson Craig, Nu Nu 195 3 Amy M . Swisher, Alpha Alpha 1954 Frances Morton Holbrook, Pi Pi 1955 Jessie K eep Gimbel, Beta Zeta 1956 Polly Smelser Schlosser, Beta Beta 1957 Jean Baldwin McCammon, Chi Chi

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THE RECOGNITION OF KlUINENCE AWARD

The R ecognition of Eminence Award was created to honor those alumnae whose professional or community achievements have attracted recognition far beyond the circle of A~A membership. This award was established in celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary Year and may be awarded at the national council's discretion. First recipient of this award in 1952 was Dr. Ethel ]. Alpenfels, Beta Beta, chosen for her outstanding achievements in the field of anthropology. A lUY Itt. SWISHER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

In 1952 a fellowship for graduate study was established by Miss Amy M. Swisher, professor of art education emeritus, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. For many years, she was the beloved adviser of Alpha Alpha Chapter. Applications for the fellowship are available at the Alpha Sigma Alpha Central Office and must be received by the national scholarship chairman by March of each year. Winners of the award have been: 1954 Marilyn Rose Cox, Alpha Alpha 1955 Frances Collver Loder Beta Theta ' Beta N u 1956 Anne Rhodes Hamilton 1958 Jayne Weible Urban, U~silon Upsilon 1959 Betty Taylor, Chi Chi ELIZABETH BIRD S IALL AWARD

. This undergraduate award is given annually m memory of the late Elizabeth Bird Small Pi Pi Chapter adviser and a member of the n~tional council. The award is the highest honor which the orority bestows upon an undergraduate member ~nd i based on outstanding leadership, scholarshtp, and personality. Each chapter selects an outstanding member as it~ candidate for the award, known as an Alpha Gtrl. From the list of Alpha Girls, the undergraduate-award committee selects the grand winner of the .Elizabeth Bird Small Award, who is gi,路en pectal recognition. R ecipient have been the following: 1943 Dori Fox David Kappa Kappa 1944 Evelyn M errifield Carnall, Beta Zeta 1945 Henr-ietta tolper Goodall, Beta Gamma 1946 Betty Lance Binkley, Eta Eta 1947 Laura Foltz Mauney, Beta Epsilon 1948 lga Michaels Yuschak Nu Nu 6

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Jean Leach, Alpha Beta Doris Jean Snodgrass Klein, Zeta Zeta Jean Carter, Rho Chi Hiwana Cupp Crompton Beta Epsilon Grace E. Matz, Beta Epsilon Donna Morrison Cinnamon, Beta Beta Clara White McCullough, Beta Pi Patricia Swiercinski, Epsilon Epsilon Patricia Sue Kincannon, Beta Nu Sandra Harlan Cockriel, Zeta Zeta Mardelle Bruning, Beta Kappa Mary Camblin, Beta Beta

Established in 1949 by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Frost (Emma Coleman Pi Pi ) in appreciation of their A~A friendships, the Frost Fidelity Award is an annual undergraduate honor, based on intangible fraternity values such as loyalty and service. Each college chapter selects an upperclass member who has made the most vital contribution to chapter life and fellowship and whose personal conduct best typifies the ideals of A~A. From the chapters' nominees, one girl is selected to receive the national award, a Life Membership in Alpha Sigma Alpha. Since its establishment, the following have received the award: 1950 Mary Harpole Brockwell, Eta Eta 1951 Betty Allen, Beta Beta 1952 Jeanne Murphy Kennedy, Beta Xi 1953 Mary Hayden, Beta Tau 1954 Elizabeth McClung Grigg, Alpha 1955 Lou Ann Schepers Boone, Beta Psi 1956 Mary Anna Rose, Chi Chi 195 7 Judith Ann Bachman, Kappa Kappa Helen Diehl Marlowe Beta Pi 1958 Suzanne McGinnis, Beta Kappa 1959 Patricia Strider, Zeta Zeta Bette Siefried, Gamma Delta 1960 Carol Sundell, Beta Rho 'l'HF: NA'l'IONAL COUNCIL TROPHY

Based on officers' efficiency, the National Council Trophy is received by a college chapter at each convention. Chapter winners at recent convention have been: 1946 Alpha Gamma, State Teachers College, Indiana, Pennsylvania 1949 Alpha, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia 1952 Beta Nu, Murray State College Murray, Kentucky 1955 Beta Epsilon, Madison College Harrisonburg Virginia 1958 Beta Epsilon, Madison College, Harrisonburg, Virginia


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In order to encourage the attainment of high cholarship, the national council presents at each national convention an award to th e col lege chapt r with the highest scholastic a \路erage and the college chapter showing the greatest improvement during the triennium. (Class A- Chapters with not more than twenty members. C lass B-C hapters with twenty-one or more members. ) Highest scholastic average: 1958 Cia s A- Beta Lambda, Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, Arkansas Class B-Beta Beta, Colorado State Co llege, Greeley, Colorado

Greatest Improvement: 1958 Class A- Sigma Sigma, Western Colorado State College, Gunnison, Colorado Class B- Kappa Kappa, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania CONVENTION-BOUND FOR SORORITY GRO"' TH

Since The Y ears Behind Us was written in 1952, Alpha Sigma Alpha has experienced two great conventions-1955 in Biloxi, Mississippi, and 1958 in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. We are now approaching our Sixtieth Anniversary-another history-making era for our sorority. Won't YOU join us at Mackinac Island, Michigan, July 5-9, 1961, for another historical convention in the life of our beloved sorority?

GRAND HOTEL, JUA C IHNAC ISLAND, JUICHIGAN

THE 1961 NOMINATING COMMITTEE THE CoLLEGE AND ALUMNAE members of ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA are asked each convention year to make recommendations for National Council members for the ensuing three years. Each college and a lumnae chapter will be contacted by mail for suggestions, but members not affi liated with a chapter are asked for recommendations. All names sent to the committee will be given serious consideration when the slate of officers is prepared to be presented and voted upon at the National Convention, GRAND HoTEL, MACKINAC IsLAND, MICHIGAN, July 5-9, 1961. MRs. HAROLD C. BRowN, CHAIRMAN 3105 R exford Drive, South Bend, 15, Indiana Miss J ANE McCoRMICK Box 207, Pearisonburg, Virginia

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JULY 5- WEDNESDAY Arrival Registration and Credentials ationa l Officers' Reception Dinner - Hostesses, Michigan and ' Nisconsin College and Alumnae Chapters Opening Business Session Mrs. Jean Grady, National President, Presiding J ULY 6- THURSDAY Breakfast- M ain Dining Room Business Session Group M eetings Lunch-Private Dining Room Con tinue Morning Group M eetings Recreation and Tour of the Island Dinner-Main Dining Room Hotel Concert M emoria l Service - Little Stone Church

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CONVENTION HINTS 1. Pl an your own participation in the convention from the moment you decide to attend . 2. ,路oicl disappointment- make your reservation ear ly. 3. Re,路iew names of your National Officers and convention cha irmen. 4. Study the convention program. A delegate is obl iged to attend a ll sessions planned by the Ta tional Oro路an ization _ Be punctual at a ll session . 5. s the Convention is the governing body of the sorority, a member attendino- as a deleo-atc ha a ,路ital part in determining the future of Alpha Sigma Alpha. 6. J ot clown pecific problems now confronting your chapter. H ave them ready for discussion in the round-tab le sessions in order to he lp find a so lution. 7. \\hen you arrive at Convention, check the list of de legates a nd visitors. Get to know them personally. 8. Capitalize on meal-time hour . Many new friends can be made. The decorations wi ll provide rush party ideas. 9. lVIake a list of new friends made at Convention. Keep in touch with them after you return home. I 0. M ake the most of everything offered at Convention. You will be well paid for your efforts. a chapter cleleo-ate or visitor, we hope the Convention wi ll help you better to fulfill your duties to your chapter. HELEN L. CoREY National Convention Chairman 8


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SPOTLIGHT DOROTHY RA WE GILGER • Dorothy Rawe Gilger llll is president of the Oklahoma City Panhellenic this year. In the Oklahoma City Alumnae Chapter she has held the following offices: editor. historian. vice-president. and president. Previously in Panhellenic Dorothy has served as historian, treasurer, secretary. and vice-president. She is active in her church, teaching a Sunday School Class, and vice-president of her Women's Association Circle. Besides doing volunteer cancer work for her church, Dorothy has served as Area and Captain Chairman for the United Fund for a number of years. She is on the membership board of YWCA. Dorothy and her husband. Joe J., share an enthusiasm for movie making and slide pictures and the love to travel.

MYRNA MOLES • Myrna Moles BIT. a senior majoring in English and speech. was the first attendant to Concord College's Homecoming Queen. She is president of Beta Pi Chapter and was previously vice-president. Myrna is serving as president of Cardinal Key, women's honorary; vice-president of Kappa .Delta Pi. education honorary; and secretary of Alpha Psi Omega, dramatics honorary. Recently Myrna was named to "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges." She has served as a member of Women's Hall Council for two years. During her freshman y.ear Myrna served as secretary of her class. THELMA GERDES • Thelma Gerdes <I><I>, a junior majoring in English and minoring in business, is the assistant editor of "The 1961 Tower," Northwest Missouri's yearbook. She is treasurer of Phi Phi Chapter and has headed many committees in the past. Thelma is a member of Student Senate; Kappa Delta Pi. education honorary; Pi Omega Pi. business honorary; Book Club; and Student National Educational Association. Presently Thelma is historian of the Associated Women Students, and in the past was vice-president of her sophomore class and a member of the Freshman Dorm Council.

MARY PETERSON • Mary Peterson K K. a senior majoring in English at Temple University, has maintained above a 3.5 average and plans to do graduate work next year. Mary was treasurer of Kappa Kappa Chapter last year and now is treasurer of Panhellenic Council. She is president of the Women's Athletic Association. In recognition of her outstanding scholastic ability, Mary has been chosen a member of Astron, junior women's honor society; Magnate, senior women's honor society of which she is vice-president: and Alpha Lambda Delta. freshmen women's honorary. She was selected to be a resident-assistant of Peabody Hall where among her duties are guiding and counseling.

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ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA PROUDLY PRESENTS ALPHA- Page Davis, a senior, has been outstanding in every duty she has been chosen to undertake. At the present time she is President of House Council, Skit Chairman for Alpha Kappa Gamma, and holds membership in many honorary societies. Although ; her years here have been filled with duties and responsibilities, she has maintained an excellent academic record. She is a most conscientious student, and her grades reflect this well. PAGE DAYIS During the past two summers, Page has also gained respect through her work a t Oak Ridge, T ennessee, as an assistant to one of the professors who is doing research. ALPHA ALPHA- Jane Partow had a 4.00 average for the spring semester, and eight girls were on the D ean's List. ALPHA GA MMA~This chapter placed first in scholastic standing among the nine sororities on campus and were awarded the trophy. Carol A. D eWoody and M argaret J. Long, scholarship chairman , achieved straight A averages. BETA BETA- R anking first on campus, thi chapter was awarded the Sorority Scholarship Trophy. D arlene Conover and Pa tsy Arnett achieved traight A averages, and Dottie H aug, scholarship chairman, a ttained membership in Gold K ey, Senior Women's H onorary, and was elected as an Outstanding Junior Woman. E PS ILON E PS ILO - J an is Viar received an A in practice teaching a nd i on the B Honor Roll. She hold membership in Omega, Xi Phi. K appa Delta Pi, all honor ocieties, a nd served on the Pu blication Board . She a nd M arge Bukley were elected to Who's W ho in A merican Universities and Colleges. M arae received an A in practice teachina and is on the A H onor Roll.

were listed in Who's Who ties and Colleges.

N u Nu- Marianne Bobbin and Regina Buona achieved straight A averages. Regina and Florence Hagopian were listed in Wh o's Who in A me rican Universities and Colleges. PHI PHI- This chapter ranks first in schola rshi p on campus and has taken possession of the trophY. Marlene Hizer achieved a straight A average a nd is a member of K appa D elta Pi, the Writers C lub, is R ecorder for The Young R epublicans, and is Editor of the college newspaper. BETA EPSILON- Seven members made th e Dean's List. Margaret Joy Wainwright achieved a 4.00 average. BETA ETA- Hollace Thompson and Betty D ettmen achieved straight A a\·erage during the summer session. BETA THETA- With ten members on the H onor Roll. Beta Theta ranks second scholastically out of the e!e,·en sororities on campus. Katy Kile was cho en to receive a C hippewa Award, the top award given by the Administra tion at Central. She en ·ed as secreta ry of the senior class and reigned as " Sweetheart" of the Sigma Phi Epsilon ball . I<ATY IULE

BETA I oTA - There were nine members on the D ean' List and Judith Landers and Frances T ester made straight A averages. BETA K APPAroll average.

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KAPPA KAPPA- Frances Chauncey received the Sociology Prize. Helen Hesselbacher, a physical education major, was president of the Women's Athletic Association and was elected to Delta Psi Kappa. Nine members achieved dean's-list averages, and the chapter ranked second scholastically, out of the ten sororities on campus.

ZETA ZETA- Pat y Louinger a ttained traight A' . and there were five members on the D ean' List. Zeta Zeta a! o ra nks first ou t of the fi,·e sororitie on campu . and

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BETA N - Pearl Terry made straight A's, and five members were named to the Honor Roll. BETA PI- This chapter has four members listed in Who's Who in American Universitie and Colleges. Myrna Moles, a senior and president of the chapter, is a member of Cardinal Key, Kappa Delta Pi, and Alpha Psi Omega, the dramatic society. She has had the lead in several college plays. BETA RHo- Six members attained honor-roll averages, and Joan Guarise was named to Gwens, Freshmen Women's Honorary.

BETA UPSILON- Judy Nunemacher, a traight A student, won the Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship Award and received a medal for having the highest index in the sophomore class. BETA PSI- Charlotte Soules, Barbara Tallerday, and Marlene Lazenby were initiated into Arista. Nine members attained honor-roll averages, and Winifred Meyers made straight A's for the pring term . GAMMA ALPHA- Marlene Blunas made a 4.00 average, and four members were named to the Dean's List.

NATIVITY SCENE BECOMES A REALITY INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA, now boasts the erection of a Nativity Scene on the front lawn of the Indiana County Courthouse, which is the fulfill ment of many months of preparation and planning. The scene was constructed by Billie McGrain Kline AT and her husband Bob, who is an art

instructor at Indiana High School. During the summer of 1960 the Klines opened Fairy Land Forest at Conneaut Lake Park near Meadville, Pennsylvania. This is an area of delight to visitors. Its famous characters and animals are the handiwork of these two talented artists.

The above Nativity Scene is found in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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HOMECOMING 1960 Eta Eta's House Dec01路ation

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Con cord Pat korupa X..'i: wa a m ember路 of Ball State' Homecorning Queen' urt.

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Beta K'appa's house decoration received honorable mention. Diane Elefante Ar was n member of the Queen's Court at ISTC.

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IF Alpha Sigma Alpha has a significance to us, it surely should infer that it is a sisterhood dedicated to the growth and development of womanhood in all pha es. This idea has been upheld through over fifty years of our organization. Perhaps in these times it may be wise to give seriou thouo-ht to the tenets of Alpha Sigma Alpha and to meditate upon them. Do we feel, as we arow from pledgeship and college membership to alumnae, that our days of service, obligation. and loyalty to Alpha Sigma Alpha are completed? Do we feel that Alpha Sigma Alpha is merely an organization limited only to our social well -being and training while a student in college? Or do we feel, as our founders no doubt reflected, that ervice and loyalty for and to Alpha Sigma Alpha are not temporal but, rather, a continual obligation and opportunity? Louise Cox Carper once wrote, "Alpha Sigma Alpha has a definite work to perform throughout the live of its members and through them a beneficent influence upon society at large." Giving of our elve freely, to others fulfills this obligation and, a a by-product, enrich es our own lives. Our way i clear ; our purpo es remain steadfast. Our principle and tenets reflect upon the wisdom of our founder to whom we are gratefu l for establishing the high ideals morals and standards of Alpha igma Alpha. It behooves us as members to be coanizant of these principles and to continue to uphold thee ideal .- VIOLA CARAWAY BREWER atinnal Ritual C ha.irman.

I was delighted with the outline for the scholar hip proaram I received from the chapter this fall. Th program component, through necessity, vary from campu to campus. However some rec nt innovation for impro\路ing scholar hip are a folio\ : Beta Beta u a eparate room, away from the tudy area for typing. Eta Eta has all acti e and pledges turn in all te t grades each week to the cholar hip chairman. 16

Kappa Kappa is developing an old exam file to use as a ba is for study. Phi Phi has the actives answer to roll call with the number of classes cut during the previous week. The reason for cutting must be given, and no excuse will be tolerated except those for illness, etc. The pledges also must report class cuts. The national dues will be paid by Beta Nu for the girl with the highest over-all scholastic averaae for the school year. Beta Sigma hands out mid-term checks which must be returned with the professor's signature to the scholarship chairman so that she may check progress or digression. Beta Phi has in operation a plan whereby each pledge must spend one hour of study at the library with each of ten actives. The actives as well as the pledges, have found that this has aided the development of better study habits and also helped promote closeness between them. They also have a scholarship trophy which is awarded each semester to the girl who has attained the highe t average for the semester. The girl's name and her grade point are engraved on the trophy, a gift from the local alumnae chapter. Many of our chapters are employing variou combinations of the "tried and true" methods for attaining higher scholastic achievement, such as regular study hours with enforced rules and regulations ; competition between classes, actives and pledges, or individuals ; awards and recognition; and tutoring systems. I am looking forward to receiving the first quarter and mid-term reports, and I am anticipating the result of your excellent scholarship programs. I know all of you are a piring to the highest intellectual development. Loyally your in Alpha Si!!Tila Alpha, GAJL Dow DICKSON ational Scholarship Chairman

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can infuse these goals in others and thus unite the chapter in common purpose. She is, herself, a very well-balanced person, combining seriousness with enthusiasm, firmness and understandinaand de oâ&#x20AC;˘ termination with tolerance." Writes a province president about another winner: "She has definitely used every collegiate moment to develop her own potential and that of her sisters in the sorority. She has an understanding of personalities that has enabled her to guide the chapter harmoniously." The chapter president reports, "She truly has the love and respect of every pledge and active in this house." "She has always been of good sound judgment and wholly cooperative" ... "She is always ready with a helping hand and a cheery, understanding attitude which never changes."- The Adelphean of Alpha Delta Pi.

FROM memories' storehouse come the words of an Alpha Sigma song first introduced to me as a rushee. After pledging Alpha Sigma Alpha this song was always a favorite with me, and I can remember songfests where it was sung with much gusto! That song expresses the charm of an Alpha Sigma.

For when an Alpha Sig walks down the street, . She looks 100 per from head to feet, She has that style, that smile, that winning way, And everywhere you go, you'll recognize her And you'll say, Now there's a girl I'd like to know. She has that grand ole Alpha pep and go, And just to look at her is quite a treat, You cannot beat an Alpha Sig. Let's ponder the words, "She has that style, that smile, that winning way." To me they completely summarize the ideals of Alpha Sigma Alpha-our aims, inspirations, and obligations. To have style, one's appearance is important because that is probably the .first impression made. This does not infer an expensive array but rather good grooming-cleanliness and wholesomeness. A smile is a wonderful gift to give. A smile imparts happiness. Our inspirations from within and the knowledge of a Divine love glow radiantly through a smile. Our winning ways-the charm of being an understanding person. Aren't we always drawn to one who is a good .listener, one who thinks of others in speech and in actions? Also, aren't we drawn to Qne who has that added stimulus, a good sense of humor?

We are ambassadors of Alpha Sigma Alpha, and we must remember that our actions good or bad reflect ?n the sorority. Let's develo~ our style fo; e~ery_thmg good, have a ready smile, and keep a wmnmg t~am. May we always carry a melody of Alpha Sigma Alpha in our hearts.- HELEN HooPER MALONE, National Philanthropic Chairman.

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SoMETIMES I feel that selecting the membership in a Fraternity is similar to the choosing of a husband. Ideally, the whole family is concerned . the bride. ' not Just Careful parents, very early, will teach their daughter what they consider the elements of a happy relationship. From their maturity and experience they know what is important and what is unimportant. Similarity of background, ideals, character and philosophy is basic to family unity, they know. And so they draw broad lines of d~lineation within which they hope their daughter will find the husband of her choice. A loving daughter will respect these lines and appreciate that wide latitude still is hers. Personal appeal, congeniality, interests, affection-the final choice is hers alone. And she is happy knowing that her selection will always be welcome in family circles. Kappa Kappa Gamma believes that its membership selection should be made with just such a broad cooperation and interdependency among its membership. The alumnae are asked to recommend- to offer their maturity, experience and judgment in the initial search for members. It is their privilege to look for those girls in their communities who most nearly measure up to their ideals of Kappa and then to bring these girls to the attention of the chapters. But the final choice of which of these girls WILL be Kappas belongs to the active chapter. From the large number recommended to them, they will choose those whose personalities and interests strike a kindred spark in them. The choice is theirs alone but from a large number of recommendations submitted to them. These girls will share their daily lives, their chapter home, their hopes and aspirations. Congeniality and personal appeal are vital. This final choice is made with joy, in the full knowledge that the whole Fraternity will rejoice with them in the claiming of this new member into the sisterhood of Kappa Kappa Gamma.-CATHERINE ALT ScHULTZ, The K ey of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

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COLLEGIATE HONORS MARY SCHULTZ TO ATTEND MERRILL-PALMER INSTITUTE MARY ScHULTZ Bel>, a junior at Stout State College will attend the Merrill-Palmer Institute for Guidance and Child Development in Detroit the second semester. Mary was one of two outstanding juniors eligible and was selected for this honor to further her studies in child development. On campus Mary was active as her freshman class secretary. She was elected to the cheerleading squad during her IARY SCHt:LTZ freshman year and has been a member of the squad ever since. Elected to Phi Upsilon Omicron, home economics honorary, her sophomore year, Mary now serves this organization as its treasurer. At present she is the acting news editor of Th e Stoutonia, the campus newspaper. A dean's-list student for three semesters, she was recently awarded Beta Phi's traveling scholastic trophy for outstanding achievement during her sophomore year-the maintenance of a 3.82 gradepoint average. While being active in many phases of collegiate life, Mary sti ll finds time to be a counselor at the women's residence hall on campus.

DENVER PANHELLENIC AWARD TO BETA BETA CHAPTER BETA BETA CHAPTER of Colorado State College i one of ix recipients of the Denver City Panhellenic' cho lar hip Awards. This is the fourth con cutive year that Beta Beta has received th e award. holar hip the above-average kind, is an im portant pha e of college life that has a lways been tr ed by the Greek letter social sororities. To timulate thi intere t, the D enver City Panhellenic annually a\ ard cholar hip tray to the sorority at ea h of ix Colorado college that has maintain d the hi.,.he t average for the past academic year.

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The scholarship awarding is the occasion for a big party, Panhellenic style, and is traditionally held at a fall luncheon. This year the luncheon was held on Saturday, November 12, at the Denver Hilton.

Darlene Oonove t路 and Dottie Hang display the scholarship tray which Beta Beta received at the Denver City Panhellenic Scholarship Ltmcheon.

Darlene Conover, president of Beta Beta, accepted the scholarship tray for the chapter. Dottie Haug, scholarship chairman, and Judy Kring, Panhellenic president, a lso attended the luncheon.

SANDRA KIGHTLINGER RECEIVES DAYTON ALUMNAE AWARD SANDRA KIGHTLINGER AA, a senior majoring in elementary education at Miami University, wa the recipient last spring of the Dayton Alumnae Outstanding Junior Award. Sandy has erved Alpha Alpha as membership director and is presently the vice-pre ident. he is the executive's to the representative Standard' Board . andra erved as the A ociation on Childhood Educa tion's dorm repreenative. he has served on se eral A WS comandra has been on the Dean's List. mittees.


WISCONSIN STATE PRESIDENT OF COLLEGE HOME EC CLUBS Avis DuTTON B<J>, a senior majoring in home economics education at Stout State, is the state president of the Wisconsin College Home Economics C lubs. Active on campus as a freshman, she particularly enjoyed participating in the symphonic singers group. Avis was initiated into Phi Upsi lon Omicron, home economics honorary, in her junior year and is now marshal of that organization. She has been active in the home economics club since her freshman year. A vis has served as a AVIS DUTTON member of the Stout Student Association and was elected treasurer of her junior class. At the present she holds the office of vice-president of the Student Educational Association. She is serving her chapter this year as its treasurer.

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SPRINGFIELD ALUMNAE AWARD TO JAN SWISHER JAN SwiSHER B~ was presented the Lucy Mae Smith Award by the Springfield Alumnae Chapter at the annual Founders' Day luncheon. Throughout her college career, Jan has always been active in sorority life, as well as campus life. She will graduate at the end of winter quarter from Southwest Missouri State with a major in secretaria l science and a minor in sociology and economics. Jan is treasurer of the Panhellenic Council and is vice-president of Beta Sigma. She is a past member of the JAN SWISHER Commercial Club, was a member of the O zarko staff, and was scholarship chairman for Beta Sigma for two years. Jan was chosen as the Sigma Tau Gamma White Rose Queen for 1960. She was also treasurer of the 1960 Kansas-Missouri-Nebraska State Day.

CHOSEN MISS SORORITY AT COLORADO STATE COLLEGE KAREN HEIN BB was chosen "Miss Sorority" at the annual Greek Ball of Colorado State College. Karen is the vice-president of her chapter and has served as rush chairman, Panhellenic president, and president of her pledge class. H er college activities include Gold K ey, senior women's honor society; Pi Lambda Theta an d K appa Delta Pi, education honoraries; Angel Flight vice-president; A.W .S. Council and activities committee; and I<:AREN HEIN Spur. Karen has been recently named to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges for the second year. She was a Blue K ey Sweetheart attendant. Karen was named one of ten outstanding freshman, sophomore, and junior women

NAMED MISS COURTESY AT ARKANSAS STATE TEACHERS GEORGIA \1\' ALLIS BA, a senior majoring in home economics at Arkansas State Teachers Co lleO'e, was named " Miss Courtesy" by the student body. Georgia is a member of Co lhecon, home economics club, and has served as its historian. She is also a member of SCA, BSU, Scroll staff, Alpha Chi, YWCA, and Royal Rooters. Georgia has been a Carnival Maid. R ecently she was elected for Who's Who in Am erican Universities and Colleges for the second time. GEOUGTA ~VAJ,LIS At the present Georgia is the president of her chapter, Beta L ambda.

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ANNOUNCING ...

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DEAR ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA,

January 20, 1961

ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA is preparing a cookbook, Gourmet's Guide, which is of unusual value and content. It will contain 250 or more favorite recipes from women of our sorority. If your recipe is selected by the committee for publication, your name and your chapter affiliation will also be printed. We think our book is the finest that one cou ld want. The cover is red and white. The books are plastic-bound, so they lie open when in use, and the covers may be kept clean with a damp cloth. In addition to the 250 recipes, the book will contain a complete section of specially selected, authentic, up-to-date, basic cooking information. We are very pleased with these additional pages of "Kitchen Handbook" material and with the clever "thumb index'' for quick reference. There are charts and information on Ways to Use Leftovers, How to Carve, Time Tables for Meat Cookery, Quantity Recipes for 100 People, Suggestions on What to Have for Dinner, Substitute Ingredients, Spice Charts and much more. There's all the basic cooking information one could wish for, collected and bound together with our recipes in one book. We want our book to be representative and successful, and we would like to include your name and recipe in the book. Please print or type your favorite recipes, preferably in different food categories (e.g. appetizers, main dishes, cakes and cookies, jelly and jam, soups and salads, vegetables, desserts, breaq and rolls, husbands' recipes, party hints, foreign recipes or miscellaneous ) . Please use separate sheets, so there is writing on only one side and mail it to Miss HELEN L . CoREY, 6310 SHERWOOD RoAD, PHILADELPHIA 51 , PENNSYLVANIA, by April 15, 1961. Please sign your name and chapter. Your signature signifies that you guarantee the recipe as correct and worthy of publication. The price of the completed book will be $2. If you should like to have a copy reserved for you or additional copies for gifts, please let us know by sending the enclosed order blank. Payment must accompany each order. Forty cents of the commission will be paid to your college or alumnae chapter for each book sold. The remaining profits from sales will be used to further national council projects. Send orders with payments to MRs. HAROLD C. BRoWN, 3105 REXFORD DRIVE, Sou TH BEND 15, INDIANA. Thank you for your help and cooperation in providing us with your recipes. Join us at ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA CoNVENTION, and pick up your copy of the first edition . If you are not present, orders will be mailed out following convention. Yours truly, HELEN L. CoREY and MARIES . BROWN, Committee Chairmen

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JEAN WENRICH EXPERIENCES LIFE IN KOREA Bv DoRIS HIPPLE WILLIAMS

ALPHA SIGMAS can be expected to be found One such alumna is J ean doing the unusual. Smith Wenrich. After graduation from Temple University in 1952, Jean taught English at CollinIn 1956 she dale High School for four years. married Kenneth Wenrich, then acting treasurer of the United Presbyterian Mission in Korea and began three years of unusual experiences. As honeymooners, Jean and Ken spent a week in Hawaii and a few days in Tokyo before going on Ken had to Korea to begin their work there. already served three years in Korea and was well acquainted, but it was comp letely new to J ean . As every missionary wife is expected to work , Jean taught English in the Seoul Foreign School. This is a school sponsored by the Mission and attended by many diplomatic children. Among her pupils Jean had the children of Chinese diplomats, an Italian attache and a Turkish ambassador. Although the classes were in English, the school was called the "Little U " because of the variety of nationalities in attendance. During the first year Jean a lso taught at Chungsin Girl School. Here the textbooks were written by Koreans with classes of over seventy meeting for pronunciation and spelling. What an insurmountable task for a teacher! She also tutored the Korean teachers who taught English and a few individu a l students. The second year found the enrollment up at the Seoul Foreign School as the Army permitted families to join the servicemen, and there were no other schools availab le. About six months after J ean and Ken arrived in Korea, the barrels with their possessions arrived, o.nly to be short all the drapes (made by J ean's 1 ter. Ruth, a lso a K appa Kappa ), vitam ins, sleepmO' bag , dre ses, a nd more. Pilferings se m common among the e shipments. Many thinQ: were different ) althouO'h the Wen. 0 nchs li"ed on a compound of eight American hou es occupied by mis ion aries and teacher . Food ~rice were. much hiO'her, and practically Imagine everytlung came m number ten cans. two p ople' eating a can of beans. All the drinkinO' wat r had to be boiled. About seventyfi\'e ar aO'o the missionarie introduced the appl ' hich i now plentiful and often u ed as a breakfa t food. The electricity was pretty standard

- there would be none every Saturday. There were bars on all the windows of the house because robberies were common-more so in the winter when the robbers were desperate. Tim e and N ewsweek were very dear to the missionaries as they were the main source of news. The Christian Radio Station also supplied good muste. J ean found the weather similar to the Philadelphia area except for more extremes in the seasons. June is rainy, and July and August are very hot. In the winter there is more snow, and it is important for cars to have four-wheel drive. Outside the cities, roads are unpaved, and trips were either dusty or muddy. Even with their many duties Jean and Ken found time to do some traveling. Short trips were made around Seoul. They also managed to vacation on the Yellow Sea, renting a two-bedroom cottage, without electricity, on the beach front for $25 a month. A visit was also made to Japan, and on the trip home Jean and Ken stopped at Hong Kong and Yokohama.

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In August, 1958, Jean and Ken were blessed with the arrival of Edith Lee. Three weeks later Jean was back teaching school only to be beset by


NEW ALUMNAE CHAPTER WHO, WHEN, AND WHERE PONTIAC, MICHIGAN THE Pontiac, Michigan, Alumnae Chapter was organized on September 22 at the home of Joyce Stroup Stomberg AB. Eight meetings will be held a year. OFFICERS

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L. ) B速 Editor-Nancy Stout Cheek (Mrs. Glenn) BI M agazine Chairman- Elizabeth Moore DeWilde (Mrs. Andre ) B速

Jean and Edie stand outsid揃e their house while Korean houses can be seen on the mountain in the background.

a recurring illness. She finally got back on her feet when Ken contracted hepatitis. After his recovery, Ken completed his term of service of six years, and they returned to the United States. Ken is now attending Columbia University for Hospital Administration. Their plans for the fu ture are uncertain, but their memories are full of unusual and wonderful experiences with the satisfaction of having done much for others.

IN MEMORIAM M arjorie Bertha Mullen C hristianson (Mrs. Paul ) TT, Zona Azell Osterman Lashbrook (Mrs. L. L. )

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PHI PHI PLEDGE STUDIES ON IMMIGRANT VISA BY C IC ILY ANN SPICER <}><}>

"To be an Am erican citizen and to live here forever is m y greate t desire" are the thoughts of C hrista ewerla, a Phi Phi pledge.

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C hrista, who is twenty years old, is from Wilhelm haven, Germany. She is in the United States on an immigrant visa. She is a second-semester fre hman at Northwest Missouri State College in M aryville. She is majoring in French and Spanish. C hrista became interested in different languages when he erved as an interpreter for her present foster parents who were on tour in Brussels during the World Fair in 1958. At that time she was employed a t a typewriter factory working in the patent office but wasn't satisfied. U pon the invitation to return with Mr. and Mrs. Clair Becker to Iowa she began the necessary arrangements to obtain a visa. Within eight weeks she left her parents, a n older brother, and two younger isters to come to America and live with the Becker . C hri ta' preparation for college was quite different from our chooling because a ttending high chool in Germany is quite an honor. At the age of ten the children must enroll in either a middle chool wh ich i for person pl anning to enter

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business and is free, or in high school, which is for those planning to attend the university. To attend high school, the children must be a bove average in intelligence, and their parents must be able to pay their tuition. For the first few weeks of school, entrance tests are given, and for the remainder of the year they are on probation. If a student fails one course throughout the year, he must take every one of the courses over again the next year. If he fails again, he cannot continue but must go back to grade school. The class which Christa attended was made up of thirty-five or forty girls, all of which were together during their entire high school years. Classes were held in a single room where the teacher came to lecture. Students were given five minutes between classes to relax. Intelligence tests were given to each class, and from the top ten, five were given scholarships. Christa was one of the recipients of a scholarship which paid for her high school education. Extra-curricular activities are few in the German schools. There are a few departmental clubs such as drama, fencing, and choir. From high school the student wishing to become a teacher enrolls at a unive.rsity. For three years he goes through teacher training and observation on the elementary level. He is then free to teach in any elementary school in Germany. After three or four years of teaching experience, he may go back to college for two more years and take up the secondary curriculum, majoring in one field but An average high school having several minors. teacher will receive one thousand marks a month or $250. Clubs at the universities are far from the Greek life as we know it. Within the clubs they n ever elect a leader or president of the group but merely get together and have informal discussions among themselves. This is one of the many reasons Christa likes being a pledge of Alpha Sigma Alpha. She was used to being around big families in rather small living quarters, and she regards the sorority as one big happy family with everyone's having something in common. R ecently Christa was awarded a Rotary Schola rSince ship given to foreign exchange students. receiving the scholarship she has spoken to Rotary groups in different communities about her experiences during the war and present life.


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THE REGISTRATION FEE This fee of $20 covers favors, programs, and special events of the convention, as well as your 15/"o gratuity charge during your stay at the Grand Hotel. This fee does not include special personal service and does not include the bellman on arrival and departure. CONVENTION REGISTRATION Convention registration blanks will be found in each edition of The Phoenix. Extra blanks will be sent by Helen Corey upon request. Please fill out and send in the two forms at the same time. The registration blank with a check or money order (made out to Alpha Sigma Alpha) is to be sent to Mrs. Clayton A. Richard, 372 Argonne Drive, Kenmore 23, N. Y. The Registration Fee is $20 per person if sent before May 15; after May 15, the fee is $22 per person. The part time fee is $5 per day per person. Other members of your family do not pay a Registration Fee. Each person (or husband and wife) use only ONE blank. Do NOT make reservations for others. We do not want duplication.

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RESERVATIONS The charge, starting with the Officers' Reception at 5:00P.M. on Wednesday, July 5, 1961, and closing with breakfast on Sunday, July 9, 1961, is $17.50 per day, per person. In addition there is a 4% Michigan State Tax and a $1.50 charge for transfer of luggage to and from the dock. Non-members will have a $7.50 gratuity charge, children in proportion to rate. PLAN YOUR BUDGET Registration Fee ....................... .... ............. .. $20.00 Hotel American plan 3% days .... .. ........ ...... $65.62 4% Michigan State tax .. .... ............... ........ ... $ 2.62 Baggage transportation-dock to hotel and return ................................................ $ 1.50 Gratuity for Non-members .. .... .... .............. $ 7.50 Bellman tipping, arriving and departing 25c x number of pieces of baggage........

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THE ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA 1961 NATIONAL CONVENTION

G路RAND HOTEL, MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN JULY S-9, 1961 At the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island a royal welcome awaits you as your surrey drives up to the red-carpeted entrance. The view from the longest porch in the world (880 feet) is breath-taking. Natural beauty is the greatest charm of Mackinac, and the island claims to have the purest air in the world. Urge your husband to join you, and bring the children along, too. They can enjoy the beautiful turquoise pool where bathers sun and swim. The golf course, tennis courts, and other recreational facilities adjoin the hoteL Nine-hole golf course-green fee is $2.25 daily. Putting green is near the pro shop where clubs can be rented or stored. Swimming-bathers may dress in their rooms or in the pool dressing rooms. The fee is 90c per person, including tax. Saddle Horse~Riding stables a short distance from the hotel offer an excellent selection of riding horses at $3.00 an hour. Forty miles of bridle paths meander over the island's nine square miles-no automobiles to frighten horse or rider. Various shops in the hotel and others in the village (a ten-minute walk) will help to make your visit to this island most enjoyable. A wonderful convention program has been planned for our members and their families. It is a vacation spot you will long remember. To assure the best rooms) get your reservation in early to

MISS HELEN L. COREY 6310 Sherwood Road Philadelphia 51, Pennsylvania WHO: YOU WHAT: ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA 1961 NATIONAL CONVENTION WHERE: GRAND HOTEL, MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN WHEN: NOW WHY: .so that you ~ay work and play with those who are gathered and may benefit by the mvaluable w1sdom and guidance of those who have worked for so many years for Alpha Sigma Alpha. 28


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CAMPUS LEADERS Patricia Studebaker XX Governo•· of Association of Wome n's Residence Halls at Ball State

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COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha

Alpha Beta

Longwood College

Northeast Missouri State Teachers College

ON November 11 a group of Alpha girls gave a party for Bobbi Koons and Dottie Gills, who were starting their nine-week teaching session. Bobbi graduates in February, so the party was also a farewell dinner for her. Founders' Day was celebrated with a banquet on November 15. The banquet was held in the College Tea Room. Members of the administration of Longwood College and our alumnae were guests. To bolster our treasury, we held a rummage sale on November 19. During the summer the members had collected clothing and jewelry for the sale. Alpha Chapter is entering the Phillip Morris Cigarette Contest. We are busy collecting and tearing empty Alpine, Marlboro, and Parliament packs and placing them in groups of fifty. Should we win, our sorority room will have a new Hi-Fi set. Ann Howell, our treasurer, was tapped by Alpha Kappa Gamma, national leadership honorary. Cherry Gorham, Bobbi Koons, and Page Davis are new members of Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. -MARY BETH OLsON .

WrTH the opening of school Alpha Beta Chapter once again assumed its roll as a leader in campus activity. Sharon Simmons and Mary Ellen Graves were selected as cheerleaders. The K-Dettes, a drill team which performs at all home athletic activities, is composed largely of Alpha Betas. Three of its four officers are Alpha Sigmas. Karen Klingensmith, council-woman-at-large, represents the entire school on the student government. We are happy to have with us this year Sharon Randall, who was a member of Beta Kappa and has transferred to Northeas tern Missouri State T eachers. Rush be?an on O ctober I with our first party, "An Afternoon m Alpha Traz." Forty-five guests enjoyed the decorations, favors, refreshments, and entertainment based on a satire of prison life. An Oriental atmosphere, "Teahouse of the Alpha Moon," was th e th eme of our final rush party. Wh en "Silent Sunday" was over and the rushees indicated ,their sorority choices on Monday, Alpha Beta had ,filled its quota with twenty wond erful girls. Alpha Beta sponsored Karen Klingensmith as its candidate for homecoming queen. Our float was entered in the surprise category of the contest and illustrated the slogan, "We've Got the Coach, We've Got the Team," with a team of Shetland ponies and a stagecoach constructed of papier-m ache on a wagon bed. Following the afternoon football game, ·the Kirksvill e Alumnae Chapter gave its annual Coke-tail party a,t the home of Mrs. Morris Thompson.- MARTHA THOMPSO N.

Alpha Alpha Miami University THROUGH the rainy streets of Oxford chugged "The Little Engine That Could," the homecoming flo a t which we made with tthe help of members of Pi Beta Phi. Although we didn't receive the winning trophy, all of us who helped create the float agreed that it was a firstrate masterpiece. In October the pledges entertained the members with a Hallowe'en party in the suite. The theme, "Casper's Copa Cabana," was carried to its full effect by th e unusual costumes everyone wore. Games, entertainment, and refreshments of cider a nd dou ghnuts were the features of the evening. Before our annual P anhellenic Dance on November 5, we enjoyed a pleasant social hour in the sujte with our dates. Dainty hors d'oeuvres and colorful punch, served by the Open House committee chairmen, Donna Mounts and M ary Macklin, from 'a beautifully arranged table, added to ,the formal atmosphere. As Sat urd ay, Novemb er 12, marked th e last hom e football game of the year, it was celebrated, in keeping with tra dition, with Dad's D ay on cam pus. Many A~A dads joined th e hundreds of fath ers who flood ed the campus. In order to entertain our fathers an d to show them we really love them and appreciate all they do for us, we gave a luncheo n-banqu et for them in a nearby hotel. After eating a delicious meal, we gave a serenade of our favorite sorority songs. This proved so successful that we are hoping to m ake the affair an annual event. On November 15 we held our Founders' Day Banquet in the banquet rooms of the University Center. At the banquet we announced who our little sisters were. Cheryl Harless was recently initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, education honorary.-}EAN REAM.

Alpha Gamma Indiana (Pennsylvania) State Teachers College ALPHA GAMMA chose "First Thanksgiving" as its theme for this year's homecoming float. We used gold and brown crepe paper on the cornucopia and had various colors of crepe paper on the fruit Rowing from the mouth. In front of ,the cornucopia stood a Pilgrim man, wom a n, child, a nd an Indian, and a thatched hut whi ch led to th e authenticity of th e theme. We rode in fiv e red and white convertibl es in the parade. Diane Elefante was chosen as second-runner-up in the Queen's Court. K ath D ay was chairman of the float committee. In the afternoon we had a Homecoming T ea in the sorority room. Our guests were our parents, a lumnae, and friends . R achel Foster was chairman for the tea. Soon after Homecom ing we started working on our songs for Greek Sing. We sang "Alpha Sigma Sweetheart" an d "C lap Yo' Hands" und er the direct ion of J a ne Affalter. For this number we used white gloves with red palms for tricky hand motions. It proved very effective. Our Fall Pledge Dance was h eld at the Elks on November 12. The th eme of the dance was "Alpha Sigma Schoolhouse" with the pledges in charge. The ·th eme centered a round the cherry-stai ned paddles we gave our da tes as favors. The pledges made th e programs from red paper in the form of a schoolhouse. For table d ecorations they used little pipe-cleaner teachers and students. They presented a " lesson" for entertainment.

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On Sunday, November 13. we had a tea in the sorority room in celebration of Founders' Day. Joy Doverskike, our president and Mary Kay Collier, our past president, presented th~ Founders' Day program. The Indiana lumnae joined with us in this celebration. Irene Wilps was in charge of the tea. Donna Elefante and Lee Hunter were selected as our ROTC Queen Candidates. Joy Do\·erskike, R achel Foster, Judy Packo, and Eileen Sadler are recent pledges of Kappa Delta Pi, education honorary.-EtLEEX SADLER.

one has the chance to " let his hair down," come in hillMarryin' Sam hitched billy clothes and act the part. quite a few couples this year. Prizes were awarded for the best costumes. On November 12 Darlene Conover, our president, and Dottie Haug, our scholarship chairman, attended the annual Scholarship Luncheon sponsored by the D enver City Panhellenic at the Denver-Hilton, to receive the scholarship award given to the Alpha Sigmas for the highest chapter a\·erage on esc campus .-KARE RE ED.

Beta Beta

Epsilon Epsilon

Colorado State College

Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia

FALL QUARTER was a flurry of act1v1ty, fun , and hard work for the Beta Betas. The week of October 3 was the annual Interfraternity Counci l-Panhelleni c Greek week ending with the Greek Ball on Friday night where our own Karen Hein was crowned "Miss Sorority" by another Alpha Sigma, Dottie Haug. The next day was Greek Fun Day with a barbecue and "just for fun" contests. The Alpha Sigma turtle, Boogie Bear, won the turtle race. J an Ruf was the co-chairman of this year's \·ery successfu l Greek Week activities. Open House the following week began Fall Rush and was the first party of rush . Our other parties were both new themes: " South of the Border" for the second and '·Hawaiian" for the last one. The Beta Betas received six pledges. O ctober 21-22 was homecoming week end, and it was a busy one and C.E.A. vacation time for the Alpha Sigmas. "Happy Holidays" was the theme, and Beta Beta chose Hallowe'en fo1· its holiday ; a \·ery large pwmpkin which covered the front of our two-story house carried out the Beta Beta holiday. Sue Megill was a very happy Alpha Sigma Homecoming-Queen Candidate. The I. K. Carnival on O otober 29 found the Beta Betas busily setting up a gambling booth where all sorts of coolie ha ts were won. The theme of the Carnival was " Stop-Over Hong Kong." This is an annual event for the Intercollegiate Knights, and everyone has a lot of fun after working to set up the booths . One highlight in fa ll quarter for the Beta Beta Alpha Sigmas may well be their own Sadie Hawkins Dance, whi ch was given on November 5. All proceeds from the sale of dance bids go to the United Campus Chest Fund. This is a big chan ce for the women of the campus because this dance is a "girls-ask-boys" affair, and every-

A scene from Beta Beta's "Hawaiian" rush part,·.

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THERE were many sighs of disappointment this year as another rainy Homecoming at Emporia on October 29 came and went. Three weeks before "the day" all Alpha Sigmas gave all their free time and ceaseless energy to work on the traditional house decorations. The theme was based on superstitions in conj unction with Curli-Q, •the annual scholarship variety show whose theme was "Lucky 13" designating its thirteenth year. Our theme was "Overtower the Voodoo Power." Kaye Johnson was an attendant to the Homecoming Queen. Epsilon Epsilons were hostesses at a buffet supper honoring their alumnae.

Several Epsilon Epsilons busily stuff the tiger for Homecoming. The annual mum sale was a tremendous success. A g rand •total of 1,080 mums sold topped any sales in previous years. It appears that the early-morning rise at five o'clock in order to get the Rowers decorated with black and go ld bows, sacked, and delivered was very much worthwhile. Th e pledge class gave the members an informal party entitled "Blackboard Jungle" on October 15. The members and their dates dressed in black leather jackets and blue jeans to carry out the hoodlum theme. The entertainment was given in a classroom setting with the pledges acting as students. The sorority took part in a leadership clinic sponsored by Xi Phi, leadership honorary, ovember 11 by sending the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and social chairman to the meetings. The Emporia Alumnae Chapter gave a banquet for the members and pledges on ovember 14 to celebrate Founders' Day. The dinner was a day early so there would be no conflict with the regular Tuesday night


meeting. The Alpha Sigmas continue to capture honors on ESta te campus as times goes on . Kaye Johnson was initiated into Xi Phi, leadership honorary. Jean Billing was elected vice-president of Alpha Beta, women's physical education honorary. Doris Drehle is a new initia te of Pi Omega Pi, business honorary, and Kappa Delta Pi, education honorary. Janice Bonewitz was e lected to be one of the two presidents of the Social Loretta Ehlers was also initiated into Science Club. Kappa Delta Pi. Connie Ring is a new member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, mathematics honorary .- ELLEN MARTI)'; .

Zeta Zeta Central Missouri State College AGAIN Zeta Zeta is busy as ever, yet relieved tha t Homecoming is over. We presented Linda Silver, our ca ndidate for queen, in a convo theme based on the then forthcoming election and were proud to have her represent us as princess in the homecoming festivities. Our float, based on the theme of "Can Can" with real cancan girls, received honorable mention. We were the only sorority to place in the top five, so we are still congratulating one another on our carpentry skill. FoJ.lowing the parade, our annual Alumnae Brunch was a success as we greeted many old friends. Soon after Homecoming we found ourselves selling Cemosts, a publication of the English department, as a school-service project. Now we are in ;the midst of planning our Founders' Day Banquet, the coming rush (ten ta<tive theme-oriental ) , our Sweetheart Formal , and selling date books as one of our annual money-making projects. One Sunday night we also had a sandwich sale in the dorms, selling sandwiches, cookies, and fruit, and it was a big success. This practice of sales is now being used by other sororities a lso a nd was initia ted by our last year's pledge class.- VICKI ADAMS .

Rushee "Bloody Mary," Barb Palmer, is being shown Zeta Zeta's tr·ophies by MaJ.ian Dieckman and ~farsha. Halliburton at their fall "South Sea" rush party.

Eta Eta Kansas State College of Pittsburg O N O ctob er 29 Homecoming was on everyo ne's mind . The only thing bad about the day was it was a dreary, rainy day ; however, this did not a ffect the spirits of our group. We were very proud of our decorations ; our house tied for first place, a nd our campus flo at won fourth place. After Homecoming was over, we started on open rush . Our first pa rty ha d a Beatnik theme, and everyone had

Eta Eta members at the "Roaring Twenties" All-Greek Ball. Ft·ont row, left to right: Allen Dicklich, Donna McCullough, Betty Ellman, Sha1'0n .M cClenahan, Lanna Adamson, Trenette Wilbert, Anne Koppers M:alilyn Crawford, Cecilia Ysicro. Joyce Herlocker, Ray Winuner, Ruth Ann BruTett, Sandra Melton.' Middle row: lJana McCullough, Verlene Fm"Iller, Janet Russell, Domla Longerot, Virg·inia Eagleson, Nancy Rose, Linda Fite, Lendye Glad, Joyce Mm·sh, Trudy Kite, Bridget Lyons, Carol Billington, Rosemary Amershek, Judy Flarber, Susan Austin. Back row: Sandra Way, Donua Gable, l{athy Myers, Sue M'a rtinous, Marie Messer, Sharon Kotzman, ShaJ.'On Ohapma.n, Ba.rbm·a Jo Stephenson,. Jean Rodgers, Gail Johnson, Nancy Emerson, Barbara Harmon, Billye Dungan, Linda Caldwell, Manlyn Perry, Ray Burge, Barbara Hamlin, Susan Waite, LaNell Linn.

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an enjoyable evening. We were very happy to fi~d th~t we had five new pledges. This makes a total of thuty-slX pledges which we have received this semester. Following the pledge service on ovember 15, we had our Founders' Day program. The members of the Pittsburg Alumnae Chapter were with us to celebmte this occasion, and th e fall pledges presented the program. Susan Austin was the only Greek candidate to be elected â&#x20AC;˘to an office in the freshman dorm. Susan's office is president. The All-Greek Ball was September 30. The theme was " The Roaring Twenties," and everyone wore a twenties' costume. Everyone had lots of laughs and fun. Susan Austin's clever costume won first prize.-KARIN SHEARBURN .

Kappa Kappa Temple University A COLD RAIN m et the floats in the annual Homecoming Parade this year. Although Kappa Kappa has won first place for the past two years, the competition was extra close this year, and we relinquished the honor to another group. Our float, "Drexel's Midnight Retreat," was a large fram e pumpkin covered with fluffy paper napkins that were sprayed a bright orange. Th e whole float was pulled by six cute Kappa Kappa mice. Rushing season ended with a real victory for Kappa Kappa Chapter. We now have thirteen enthusiastic pledges sporting red suspenders and sneakers. Founders' Day was an extra-special occasion this year, too. We had a meeting with our mother-patronesses who were inducted last year, and we held another ceremony to add new mothers to our group. Refreshments were served afterwards, and we are all looking forward to more meetings with our interested mothers. The hockey team, which is composed of quite a few of our K a ppa Kappa girls, came through wi.th another undefeat ed season. Bringing specific honor to our sorority were Mary Ann Leight and Tiz Martin who placed on th e All-College first team and Joan McConaghie who placed on th e second team. We a re doing quite well in intramural volleyball and have already won several games. Lowee Anservitz, an alumna a nd past president of K a ppa Kappa, is back at Temple University this year to do g raduate work. W e all appreciate her helpful guidance a nd enthusi asm as our assistant chapter adviser.- EMIL Y B H M c NALLY.

Nu Nu Drexel Institute of Technology O N Sunday, O ctober 30, a ll of the sororities a t Drexel held their ann ua l Pa nhellenic T ea in honor of all th e girls interes ted in rushing. The Alphas were outstanding in their newl y acquired red skirts. On Th ur day night, ovember 3, u u Cha pter h eld a coffe hour fo r th e interes ted rushee . At this tim e we a ll had an opportun ity to become be tter acqu a inted with one a noth er. O n ovember 18 we traveled to our neighbor college of " Penn" fo r a social with th e broth er of Pni Sigma Ep ilon . The Mother-Pa trone ses met on Wednesday, O ctob er 26, fo r th eir fir t meeting of th e year. They held a bake sale on D ecember 1. Barbara tark, Louise Cla rke, Marya nn e Smith, and Flo sie 1acDonald were chosen as hostesses for th e otillion . Thi dance was h eld after the Army- avy

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football game at the Sheraton Hotel. Mary Rothrock has been asked to JOin Alpha Psi Omega, dramatics honorary.-MADELYN C. HoAR.

Rho Rho Marshall C ollege CANDLELIGHT and checkered tablecloths welcomed our rushees to Club O'A~A , one of our rush pal'ties. We decorated using a night-club theme, and everyone sipped coke-tails as they watched a floor show presented by the Raggedy A~As, Rosie 'Morris, Brenda Meador, and Emma Turner, who entertained us with their version of several songs. We planned our last rush party on the serious side. We presented a moving program emphasizing our symbols, the Star and Crown of A~A. We entered with the other Greek organizations into the competition of house decorations with the theme. "We're Expeoting Victory. " We had a paper napkin stork holding a diaper and a football in his beak. The week before the homecoming game found Rho Rhos frantically stuffing paper napkins into chicken wire. After many setbacks and heartbreaks, we finally managed to set our bird up in our front yard gaily toting his "bundle of joy." Our first informal, "Spook's Bar-B-Q," was held at Lenore Crabtree's home. We danced on the patio amid smiling jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and witches. After the party we all piled into a haywagon and had a merry ride to the nearby 4-H camp. We celebrated Founders' Day on November 13 at Stone Lodge with the Huntington Alumnae Chapter. Our alumnae had asked us to give the program that was given at our third rush pa1:1ty, "The Star and Crown of A~A. " -MARIA MGAN.

Phi Phi Northwest Missouri State College PHI PHI CHAPTER has just completed a successful Homecoming. R eigning over the 'festivities was Barbara Loyd. We were all very proud because it made the ninth Queen in a row which Phi Phi ha s received. In keeping with the over-all theme of Homecoming, "The Fabulous Fifties," the beauty float was entitled , from th e song, "Autumn Leaves." Two girls were dressed in large billowing skirts mad e of leaves. Two small elves dressed in green and brown were painting the skirts of th e g irls. The flo a t was mad e of napkins sprayed in contrastin ~ a utumn colors. A la rge leaf frame was at the back of the float with g littering small leaves attached. " Running to Victory" was the title of our humor float taken from th e omic strip, "The Road-runn er." The house d ecora tions were tak en from th e " Stopette" a dvertisem ent. In th e va ri ety show, Phi Phi rated first pl ace with their orig ina l skit, " My Fair Lulu ." Our Found ers' D a y Banquet was held duri~g Homecoming D ay. The dinn er was well a ttended by m embers, pledges. visiting alumnae , a nd members of the Maryville Alumnae Cha pter. During th e prog ram our guest speaker, P res id ent J. W. Jones, presented Phi Phi with a replica of th e schola rship trophy which Phi Phi received this fall for having th e higgest scholarship average of the sororities. -CICILY SPICER.

Chi Chi Ball State Teachers College CHEERS and songs went into the air as Pat Skorupa


was chosen to be a member of the Homecoming Queen's Court. This event was only the touch-off of another memorable Homecoming for Chi Chi. A rotating flash camera rtaking pictures of football players and cheerleaders topped off with a press hat covering the cab of our float carried the theme, "Flash Down the Field and Press for Victory." Following the parade and football game, members, alumnae, friends, and families gathered in the suite for icy punch, frosted cookies, and homemade reminiscing. "Suite Surprise" was the name the spring pledges picked for th e party they gave the actives just before they were initiated October 23. The surprise was a Merle Norman demonstration, and the reward to all those who could not guess was cokes and potato chips. Again this year the Alpha Sig Squirts and the Alpha Sig Asters are entering rthe volleyball tournament sponThe teams sored by the Women's Intramural Board. compete for th e bes>t winning record and for the best participation record. Vera Snider, scholarship director, has initiated a new event into Chi Chi's program. We are asking various professors to come to our coffee hour on Saturday morning and discuss planned rt:opics. We have tried this idea twice and have discussed "The Place of Educated Women in Society" and "The Political Platforms on Education." This activity has been intellectually stimula ting and socially rewarding. Ball State observed Greek Week from November 7 to 12. Many Chi Chis participated in activities such as park clean-up campaigns, workshops discussing fraterni.ty problems, the Greek Banquet, a nd the Greek Night Dance. Founders' D ay was celebrated with the Muncie Alumnae Chapter which furnish ed refreshments for everyone after the ceremony. A record hop is being planned for our first moneymaking project this year. Later we plan to have a rummage sale and another record hop. Rush teas are coming up very soon. Roberta Paul, rush chairman, and Luanne Schooley, membership director, have been planning for this event wi·th a rush workshop and many committee meetings. For the first teas, we shall wear red skirts, matching collarless blazers, and white blouses with small shawl collars. The theme of our first party is "Flapper Follies," and our formal party will be a Christmas buffet. Many Chi Chis have received honors this year. Pat Davis is a new initiate of Phi Upsilon Omicron, home economics honorary; Part: Clock is a m ember of Sigma Zeta, mathema tics honorary, and Pi Omega Pi, business honorary. Pat is also the president of Tichenor Hall. Gretchen Krughoff is the vice-president of the Journalism Club. Kathleen Nagle was selected a Ball State cheerleader. Judy Hellinga is vice-president of Lucina Hall, and Ellen Fledderjohn is treasurer of Trane Hall. We had a trade party with Lambda Chi Alpha on November 9 and are looking forward to other trade parties scheduled for the future.-DEANNA ScoTT HIMELICK.

Psi Psi Northwestern State College Psi Psi thoroughly enjoyed rush and is very proud of its new pledges. So far we have been able to keep our identity secret from our "little sisters." We plan to reveal the identity of their big sisters at a surprise supper very soon. Irt: has really been fun taking them little

surprises and then watching them try to find out who sent it. November 12 was Northwestern's Homecoming. Alpha Sigma and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity built a float together which placed second in the parade. After the game we had a reception for our alumnae at the sorority house. Thanksgiving we took a basket of food to a needy family. At Christmas time we gave a party for a class of mentally retarded children. -BETTY Lou JACOBS .

Beta Gamma Northeastern State College ALL the hard work on the float for Homecoming ended in .success, as the Alpha Sigmas took second place in the beauty division. The theme of the parade was TV shows, and we chose "The Alaskans." Three huskies, made of wire and stuffed with paper napkins, sat on the float. Also on the float were mountains and huge snowdrifts whi ch made the scene most realistic. A dog sled was pulled by •t he huskies with Barba ra Owens driving, and helping her behind the sled were J ewe! Dean Gordon and Sandra Aguirie. Sharon H elmer and Bonnie Batterson were selected as members of the cheerleading team. Dormitory elections have been held, and the Alpha Sigmas took many offices. In Northwest H a ll, Peggy Hoyt was elected president; Dottie Hooiser, vice-president ; and Rose Trickery, Northwest Hall Queen. Carol Willoughby was elected Wilson Hall Queen. The Beta Gammas held a picnic for their brother fraternity. It was held in appreciation for the h elp they had given to us during rush and on our homecoming floart:.-CAROLYN THOMPSO N.

Beta Delta Mississippi Southern College BETA DELTA won second place in the beauty division with an attractive homecoming float. The t heme was "Southern's Golden Record ," celebrating th e Fiftieth Anniversary of Mississippi Southern. Our float was a large gold record entitled "Southern rto the Top" with a turntable revolving and being watched by Alpha Sigmas wearing black and gold bathing suits. Miniature records with MSC and A~A on them were thrown to the crowd as the float passed in review. Mary Nell Carruth has been elected to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges.- Do NNA LEVERETT.

Beta Epsilon Madison College OuR "Club Tropica11ter" rush party was enjoyed by· a ll on O ctober ll. The favors included powder mits, d ecorated sea shells, champagne glasses, and Hawaiian leis. Our rush chairman was J eanette House. On Saturday, O ctober 22 , we saw ten new pledges walk to Carter House to join our sisterhood. The funpacked week end was made even more en joyable by the presence of twelve of our alumnae who came back to visit us . Seven Beta Epsilons were named to the D ean's List last semester. The requirement for t his honor is a 3.25 In the assembly on scholastic average or higher. November 2, Barbara J ean King and Carolyn Ryburn were tapped for membership in Kappa Delta Pi, education honorary.

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Beta Zetas are working with the Occupational Therapist from the Lafayette Rehabilitation Center in connection with our philanthropic project. Because of a dire need for toys in the O.T. Department, each of us will bring toys for the children, ~nd as an added surprise. we are going to make a gaily. decorate.d toy bo~ in which the children can store their play•thmgs. This will be presented to the department at Christmas. All work and no play make the A~:As a dull group. Recently the Beta Zetas motored to Ville Platte as guests of Joyce and Jackie Miller for a ~un-filled. week end at the Louisiana Cotton F estival wh•ch consisted of balls, dances, parades, and tournaments.- JoYCE MILLER.

Beta Epsilon's "Club T•·opiclwter" rush party at Carter House. With the new school year in full swing, many Beta Epsilons are findin g themselves very busy with new duties as campus leaders. Holding offices are Aida Deluca president of the Senior Class ; Mara llyn Gard , vice-pr~sident of Bluestone Cotillion C~ub ; Sa~dy Coomes, chairman of the Social Committee ; K1tty Rogers, R ecorder of Points and president of t~ e German Club ; Pat Davis, chairman of Panhellemc ; Helen Caravas. president of Kappa Pi, art honorary ; Barbara Jean King, senior representative to the Honor Council; Mary Katherine N eale, junior representative to Honor Council ; Jeanette House, junior representa tive to the Student Government Association. Mrs. William C. Harnsberger is our new chapter adviser.- J t;DY Fo TER and CHARLOTTE SMITH.

Beta Zeta Chapter held an open house in its sorority room as part of the homecoming festivities to celebrate its Twentieth Birthday on campus. Shown at the party a•·e from lett to right: Mrs. Kenneth B. Bait, pat1·oness; Mary Ann Gill, Beta Zeta president; Mrs. ,Jessie Keep Gimbel, first advise•·; Mrs. T. J. Statfo1·d and Mrs. Malcolm Burleigh, charte1· member~ of Beta. Zeta.

Beta Zeta

Beta Eta

Southwestern Louisiana Institute

Dickinson State Teachers College

" T Rl'iABO UT" was th e case in Beta Zeta Chapter. One early Tuesday morning fifteen Beta Zeta actives were arou ed from their comfy beds and sound slumber with a " C' mon sleepy head , rise and shine!" With eyes half closed , we distinguished our little sisters standing alongside our beds with a big grin on their faces . They were treating us to a sunrise breakfast. Each active was "led" to Alumni Hall where a ll enjoyed doughnuts and coffee. As a remembrance, all actives were presented with pacifiers. On O c tober 29 Beta Zeta Chapter marked its twentieth yea r on the University campus. We entertained with an open house in the sorority room which was decorated in our crimson and white. A huge birthd ay cake, presented by our alumnae, graced the table. School administrators. sorority officials, alumnae, parents, and fri ends were invited to join in the festivities . As this day wa Homecoming, the birthday party served to put eve ryone into the right spirit for the football game later that evening. Excitement soared as the judges went a bout viewing the campus d ecorations. Each sorority, fraternity, and other campus organization joined in the fun by decorating a section of the campus. Beta Zetas were right in the swing of things. Spurred on by receiving last year's fir t place trophy in campus decorations, we went right to work and made a most successful howing this year.

THE annual Homecoming activities began with the ceremonial on Friday, October 7. Beta Eta entered a float in the parade on Saturday. Marilyn Tietz reigned as Home coming Princess. Our annual coffee party, held after the football game, was at the home of Mrs. H. ]. Wienbergen, with Mrs. Wienbergen, Mrs. H. E. Murphy, and Miss Lorraine Schumacher, our patronesses, as hostesses. Stickney Hall was •the scene of our October 10 "Beatnik" rush party. Everyone came dressed as Beatniks and sat on the floor, eating sunflower seeds and popcorn. Weird music and poetry along with chit-chat was the main entertainment. Betty Dettman, rush chairman, gave some historical information on "Beatniks." Refreshments were grape nectar and glazed doughnuts. On October 24 we held pledging for the fall quarter. The pledges are those attaining a B or higher average for the spring quarter, 1960. Following the pledge ceremony we held a party for the new pledges in Klinefelrer Hall recreation room.-DORIS DIETZ.

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Beta Theta Central Michigan University BETA THETA' s Homecoming was filled with many activities. Pi Kappa Phi fraternity joined with us in


making a white whale for the parade. One of the highlights of the week end was our breakfast for our alumnae. We are very pleased with our new fa ll pledge class. A~A was cited as having the highest accumulative and semester scholastic average of a ll other national sororities on campus. Another successful highlight of the semester was a coker which introduced our A WS Little Sisters to our sorority. A "Suppressed Desire" party was held with Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Julie Shtogren won first prize for the best cost ume among the girls. Margaret Nugent has been elected to Who's Who m American Unive rsities and Colleges.- NANCY R1x.

Lambdas are havi ng a series of "bunking" parties so we can become better acquainted with the rushees. Our philanthropic project this year is assisting a high school teacher who teaches mentally retarded children. We are making flash cards and are doin g other things which will be helpful to her. Pat L ee, president of Alpha Psi Omega, had the leading role in " The Glass Menagerie." She was selected as student director for "As You Like It" which was presented in December.-CHARLOTTE McCULLOUGH.

Beta Iota

BETA M u CHAPTER is proud of its fourteen new pledges. They are a lready taking an active part in sorority life by having a coke party for the actives and a talent show for all girls as a money-making project. Connie Harvey, Freddie Johnson, Judy Woods, Ginger Cruse, Becky Coker, Gloria Neece, Carolyn Love, Zolane Driggers, and Carolyn Ross were in the top twenty for the Queen of Stars. Connie Harvey and Judy Woods are among th e five finalists. Selected as class favorites were Connie Harvey and Freddie Johnson, freshmen ; Ginger Cruse, sophomore ; Carolyn Daniels, junior ; Anna Lou Allen, senior. Leading the Reddie Ba nd this year is Connie Harvey. Rosemary Day reigned as Homecoming Queen. In her court was Anna Lou Allen, senior maid; Ginger Cruse, sophomore maid; and Connie Harvey, freshman maid. May Gnell Fuggit and Carolyn Daniels are new members of Alpha Chi. Anna Lou Allen and Carolyn Daniels are military sponsors. Carolyn Daniels, Anna Lou Allen, and Margaret Boschetti were selected for Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Beta Mu observed Founders' Day on November 15 with a program, and all the m embers and pledges wore red and white.- CAROLY N LovE.

Radford College NovEMBER proved to be another busy month for Beta Iota. Fall rush was held . In addition to rushing and pledging, Beta Iota celebrated Founders' Day. Our biggest fall event is the Alpha Sigma Alpha Big Top in honor of our new pledges. Decorations, refreshments. and entertainment centered around the circus theme路. Judy Mayo recently received the honor of being selected Homecoming Queen for Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Teddie R easor was named a princess in the Homecoming Court. -JANET HAINES .

Beta Kappa Western Illinois University ALONG with WIU Homecoming, O c tober 15, came a bustling of activities. Sandy Haring and Fran Chuey were members of the Homecoming Queen's Court. Our house decorations, "The Rocks of Success," which fol lowed the theme of "Our American Heritage," won an honorable mention . Our annual Homecoming Tea was held at the house following the victory game with Northern Illinois University. Jan Fuscaldo, Karen Hyink, and Kate Van Arsdale are members of the Porn Porn squad. Nancy Minnaert is sales manager of the We stern Sequel staff, and P<~~t Graham is co-copy editor. Bev Wycoff was chosen by her classmates to be a senator 路Of the freshman class. She will tbe serving on the Student Government. Tammy Pulver was elected vice-president of Mary Bennett Hall. Jo Stevenson, Judy Praul, and Judy Shields are serving on its house council. The week end of October 21 was a busy one for us. It was highlighted by a "Roaring Twenties" party with Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternity. The following week end we had an exchange party with Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity with "Italian Moods" as its theme. The Beta Kappa's participated in the Community Chest Stunt Show with th eir "Grand Ole Oprey" skit. The girls were honored to have Dr. J ames Liakos, a visiting Greek lecturer on campus, come and spend an eve ning with us. Founders' Day was celebrated by the traditional wearing of green and yellow ribbons. Our Founders' Day ceremony was held at the house the night before .PAT GRAHAM.

Beta Mu Henderson State Teachers College

Beta Nu Murray State College "ALICE IN A~A LA ND" was the theme of our fall rush party. The rushees stepped through a big looking glass of tin foil to get to A~A Land . H ere, the rushees found themselves surrounded by th e Queen and her court. The Queen's Court consi sted of the Queen's throne, a red and black checkerboard, and the members

Beta Lambda Arkansas State Teachers College As we do not have rush until second semester, Beta

The Queen and her com路t at Beta. Nn's "Alice in .A:~A Land" rush

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of her court, the four cards, The ~ad-Hatter, The Cheshire Cat, the March Hare, and Ahce. . . Alice po11trayed a girl who was interested m pledgmg Alpha Sigma Alpha. The Queen told Alice and the other rushees all about Alpha Sigma Alpha. Different ones told about the events and honors of Beta Nu a~d what Alpha Sigma Alpha meant to them. Along with this information about the sorority, •the girls were entertained by Fairy Wylene Jones and her twirli~~ bat~n, a modern dance by Dian Bluhm, and a song, Soronty Talk" which was composed by Jo Ann Rogers and was sung by Jo Ann and Ca_rol VanWi_ngen. R efreshments consisted of Eat-Me cookies and Drmk-Me punch. The party was concluded with the singing of sorority songs. Our party was proven to be a success by our wonderful pledge class. Homecoming was O ctober 22. A brunch for our alumnae our float " Alice in Wonderland," and rthe annual Bet~ Nu New;letter were our activities for this big event. Although Beta Nu did not win anything with its float, we had a wonderful tim e working on our float and the newsletter, and especiall y seeing our alumnae. On November 14, in observance of Founders' Day, we wore white outfits and had the Founders' Day ceremony that night at our regular weekly meeting. Beulah Wooten, Marsha Wyatt, Jan Payne, Barbara Campbell, and Dian Bluhm participated in the annual MSC musical production, "Last Resort. " Beta Nus who are new members of department honoraries are Jo Ann Rogers, A lpha Beta Alpha, library science ; and Judy Bean, Delta Lambda Alpha, women's honorary.-PAT DOWEL L.

Beta Pi Concord College EYEs really popped as the Alpha Sigma Alpha-Sigma Tau Gamma float passed by in the Homecoming parade. We won first place in both the Prince ton and Athens judg ing. The th em e was "Lick 'Em at the Poles." A huge polar bear was lea ning against the North Pole lick ing a pink ice cream cone. A glittering igloo added more beauty to th e float. Following th e float were th e Alpha Sigma and Sig Tau officers an d other members riding in antique cars. At the game M yrna Moles, president of our chapter, was hono red as the first a ttendant to the homecoming queen. Preceding th e gam e, our alumnae were welcomed at a tea. Founders' Day was celeb rated at a banquet at the Town and Cou ntry R estaurant in Prince ton, November 13. The Beckley Alumnae Chapter invited our chapter to a dinner celebrating Founders' Day on November 11. Beta Pis gave a party for th e menta lly retarded children at Wade School in Bluefield, November 7. The hildren were entertained by a skit about Red Riding Hood, ongs, games, an d a rhythm band. R efreshments were served, and yarn dolls made by our chapter were given as favors. Along with our brothers, the Sig Taus, the A1:As had a Mountain Lion Dance in the Student Union. Myrna Moles, M ary Alice Eplings, T eresa Halsey, Carol Bandy Brown, Ella Mae Hudson, and lzetta Norris were selected for Who's Who in American Universities ar1d Colleges.-MARY ALICE EPLI G.

Beta Rho Northern Illinois University D RING fall rush Beta Rho received eleven pledges.

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This year Beta Rho and the Vets Club built a ho~e­ coming float together. The float, " Soun~s of _Music/' placed ·fifth. Our candidate for Homecommg Kmg, Bill Bodach was crowned the 1960 King. Nove~ber 12 was Dad's Day at Northern. Beta Rhos had a Dad's Day Dinner at the Sea Breeze re~taurant. Programs, favors, and entertainmen t were provided for our fathers. . On November 16 we had an exchange party with Ph1 Sigma Epsilon fraternity. . Beta Rho sponsored its annual all-Greek Chnstmas party on December 10. Each group on campus was asked to provide one act for •the enterainment.-ARLENE SZAFLARSKI.

Beta Sigma Southwest Missouri State College BETA SIGMAS are now recovered from all of the activities of Homecoming and are planning for the remainin_g activities of the year. Our Homecoming Queen candidate Audrey Klein was selected as one of the attendants to tbe queen. The theme of our float, "Winging to Victory," was carried out by a huge butterfly made of black, rose, pink, and violet crepe paper. After the parade, Beta Sigmas attended the Alumnae Luncheon at the Kentwood Arms Hotel where we celebrated Founders' Day. The Springfield Alumnae Chapter presented J an Swisher the Lucy Mae Smith Award. Our alumnae were welcomed at an open house after the game. The pledges sold mums as a money-making project during Homecoming. Nancy Presley was selec ted to reign as Aggie Barnwarming Queen for 1961. Our chapter gave a basket of food to a needy family at Christmas time. W e a lso gave a Christmas party for the mentally retarded chi ldren. Carol Cowden and Jani ce Wilson have been selected to play in the Folio Follies, which is an annual talent show. Carol is a pledge of Mu Phi Epsilon, music honorary. JA NIC E WILSO N.

Beta Upsilon Indiana (Terre Haute} State Teachers College "You'LL NEVER REACH THE SYCAMORES" was the them e of our homecoming float. It featured two sycamore trees with a bulldog held back by Anne Moroni and Sue Maehler. Our alumnae dinn er was held in the Hoosier Room at the D eming Hotel. During Greek Week we were very fortunate to have with us Mrs. W. L awson Blackstone, national vice-president ; Mrs. A. Howard Hall, national magazine chairman ; and Miss Freida Phillips, national state day chairman. We all had a very enjoyab le week end and were very proud of our national officers. This week end included banquets, oracles, carnival with Olympic games, and the big Greek Week dance. Our Panhellenic tea was held September 25. Over 300 girls signed up for rush. Split parties were November 18-19. Our th eme for the split parties was ".A2:A Neverla nd ." The Beta Upsi lon members were dressed as Mother Goose characters. Our formal rush parties were held December 1 through 3. The theme of our first party was "A1:A Bridge Party." The second party was "AI.A T eahouse," and our third party featured •the "~A Southern Plantation." Our traditional "Wishing Well Ceremony" was held the last night at our preferential party.-DORIS J EAN LAuTNER.


Beta Phi Stout State College Mm-SEMESTER and quarter finals, a long with homecoming festivities, are finally over, and the Beta Phis are trying to catch their breaths after formal initiation. We were swept up in a whirlwind of activities during the homecoming celebration. Our candidate for Homecoming Queen and a member of th e Royal Court was Patricia Choitz. Our float, themed "United We Stand," place d second in the most beautiful category and followed the homecoming theme of "Autumn Internationale." Mary Livingstone submitted the winning them e that was used for Homecoming. Sondra Maxwell designed the cover on the program for the festivities. Gin Scott was chairman of the homecoming mixer. Donna D empey was chairman of the Queen Candidate's Tea. Karle Hanke Olander, Gloria Sutton, and Jane Lutey ~re new initiates of Phi Upsilon Omicron, home economiCS honorary. Our new actives are also occupied with many jobs on campus. Gloria Dahlman is the sophomore class represenstative to the Home Economics Club Council. Gretchen Strohbusch is president of the women's dormitory. Sharon Wyss is sophomore class secretary and a member of the cheerleading squad for the second year. Recently elected chairman of housing for the State College Convention of the Home Economics Club was Sarah Rhiel. Barbara Cook has a Iead in the forthcoming production of "Charlie's Aunt" to be presented by Alpha Psi Omega, dramatics honorary. It was recently voted at sorority meeting that the Beta Phis would hold a standards meeting once a month in p lace of the regular meeting or immediately following a scheduled meeting. Problems and situations are proposed by the group, and all members participate in what they think is a possible solution.-SONDRA MAXWELL.

reciprocating. After all, turnabout is fair play but to get back into our good g races, th e pledges ' gave a Christmas party for us. November 12 was Dad's Day at Western and that night we gave a banqu et in honor of our fath ers at one of the downtown hotels. We always enjoy ourselves so much, and it was evident that our fath ers did, too. Each father was presented with an Alpha Sigma d esk-p en set, which proved to be very popular with them . Following the banquet many went to see th e production, "The Golden Apple," at the Litble Thea ter. Betsy Edgar and Sue Dean were m embers of the cast. Elisabeth T erry and Yvonne Russell are members of Pi Theta Epsilon , occupational therapy honorary. JuLIE BLANK.

Beta Omega Bucknell University v\'ATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE. The fall sports season was off to a splash with the inter-sorority swim meet. Dale Burkholder, Joyce Givler, J ean Polifka, and Jan Wells combined their efforts to win a rousing three points. D espite the score their high spirits went unsurpassed. Jea n was honored by the team with the title, "Best Bellyflopper." On O ctober 19 Beta Omegas trooped to Cowan, Bucknell's retreat center, where all enjoyed a hot-dog fry. Two of our patronesses, Mrs. Forry Strobeck a nd Mrs. George Kunk el, and our adviser, Mrs. James Eicher, accompanied us. Bridge, food , and conversation were the m a in aspects of the evening's entertainment.

Beta P si Western Michigan University THIS year's Homecoming was a reaJl success, not only for the University but also for Beta Psi Chapter. To begin with, Jean Shoesmith, our candidate for Homecoming Queen was selected as a member of the Queen's court. The theme for floats was "Ad-ventures" whereby all the Greeks and other campus organizations centered their float themes around popular advertising slogans, and the Alpha Sigmas did "ilA and Kellogg' s Say Good Morning." The float consisted of a large cereal bowl, a box of corn flakes tipped to pour the cereal, a large bottle of milk, and four Alpha Sigmas dressed in their pajamas. We all realized what a tedious job it is to stuff napkins in chicken wire to cover the wagon, so this year our float was covered with a red and white checked piece of material which served .as the tab le cloth. Following the game was the Alumnae Tea where we were given th e opportunity of meeting and renewing acquaintances with our alumnae. In order to earn more money, we had a car wash at one of the local gas stations. All who worked will readily admit that it was cold washing the cars on such a cold morning, and naturaHy it rained. After all, who doesn't get his car washed but it rains shortly afterwards? However, it was fun. We have nineteen of the most active, enthusiastic pledges, and already they're scheming raids on the actives' rooms where they confiscate anything and everything with Al:A on it, but we actives have our ways of

Left to right: Nancy Lou Kunkel, Judy Stt路obeck, Brenda J{ooman, and Joyce Givle1路 soaping up at Beta Omega's hot-dog fry at Cowan. Homecoming week end brought with it a deluge of festivities. Beta Omegas mad e various trips to the Sigma Alpha Mu house where, through coordinated talents of Al:A and l:A-M, a float was decorated for the parade. After the parade our visiting alumnae and members viewed the exciting defeat of Bucknell's opponent. At a tea after the game Beta Omegas welcomed their alumnae to the Al:A suite. Marlene Kresge and Sally De Long were elected to membership in Delta Phi Alpha, German honorary. Dale Burkholder became a member of Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish honorary. Our annual bake sale was held on November 2. The funds from the sale enabled us to continue with our

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phi lanthropic project. volunteer work with the mentally retarded an d epileptic at Selingsgrove State School.J AXET WELLS .

Gamma Alpha Creighton University OuR pledges are the present feature item of our chapter. Thirty active. alert girls can be seen on meeting days in their white sweaters with the monogram, A~A in red felt, a ttached above the heart. Gamma Alphas were asked to be hostesses at a rush party given by a local service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. We enjoyed ourselves so much that a return party with the theme, "The U ntouchables," is being planned by Agnes Zager an d her committee . Mary Larson was our ca ndidate for the Miss Cutie Contest sponsored by the Community Chest Drive Committee. National inspection was held at Creighton University November 11 through 13 by Miss Mary K. R eiff, national college editor. Activities included conferences with the officers, separate meetings with the Omaha al umnae, pledges, and actives, and th e comm emoration of Founders' D ay with a breakfast at the R egis Hotel on Sunday morning. On ovember 13 the Gamma Alphas were guests of the Lettermen's Club at a party held at the Brookhill Country Club. Cathy Ehm was chairman of our mum sale held at homecoming time. " Sound of Music" was the th eme for the homecoming parade. Mary Larson and Marlene Bluvas were co-chairmen of our float comm ittee. Dr. Mary Ellen Parq uet. an ass istant professo r of Eng lish, is our new chapter adviser.- MARLENE BL UVAS .

Gamma Beta

Fall rush season began with a party on O ctober 28. " Sophisticated Lady" was tl,e theme Gam_ma Bet_a cho.se. The College Union lounge was decorated m keepmg w1th the "glamour" effect. Barb Wilmot, chairman was assisted by J ean Droeger, Marilyn Spear, Ann Held, Donna Johnson, and Barb Landsverk . . Gamma Beta observed Founders' Day w1th a program an d party at the home economics house. Lela Jahn was in charge of all arrangements. Hostesses for the event were Miss Maija Jekabsons, chapter adviser; Miss Elvira Thompson, Miss Vivian Kellogg. Mrs. Edga r Pierson, and Mrs. Ray Specht, our patronesses. Talents in the fields of drama and music have been exercised by three Gamma Betas. G erry Huebner starred as Billie Dawn in the College Theater production, " Born Yesterday." In the opera, " Hansel and Gretel," Pat Van Sant played the part of Gretel. The mother was portrayed by Ann Trinrud .- MARILY N KoTT.

Gamma Delta Queens College EvERYO NE enjoyed rush season. especially our third and final party. The them e was " Manhattan Serenade." It was a n afternoon buffet with continuous music provided by a recorder. Bringing honors to Gamma D elta is Pat M cKay, who was recently elected to Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges. Inge Freuth was elected secretary of the Contemporary Civilization D epartment' s History Club. Priscilla Theodore was our ca ndida te fo r Campus Queen to reign over th e Coronation Ball in which Gam ma D elta was a co-sponso r. At the Freudian Fling on November 5 almost everyone cam e dressed in th e cos tume of his suppressed desire. Prizes were given for the bes t cos tumes, and all felt it was a successful affair.- K ATHLEEN Bu TLER.

Wisconsin State College

Gamma Epsilon

C EN TRAL STATE' s Homecom ing was October 22. Gamma Beta participated in the genera l activities with a float in th e Saturday morning parade. The parad e them e was " Westward Ho. " T he sorority' s float theme was "Doner's Pass." The float consisted of high snowa pped mountains, a flowing stream, an imitatio n d eer. od. and trees. Co-chairmen of the committee were Carol Mickle and Bonnie Scheelk. A banquet at the Mead Hotel in Wisconsin R ap ids closed our contribution to the ac tivities. The chapter enjoyed a delicious smorgasbord . Entertainment was furnished by the quartet, Linda Athorp . nn Trinrud, Pat Van Sant, and Cheryl Winkler. Mrs. Warren J enkins, mother of a Gamma Beta alumna, spoke to th e group on different sororities a nd their place in colle e life.

THE Alpha Sigmas at th e U niversity of Wisco nsinMilwaukee sent their school's homecoming activities into orbit with their initia l Bermud a Blast on October 7. The Blast was a n all-school mixer patterned after the a ll-school dance given by the Beta Phis at Stout State. The proper atti re for th e evening' s festivities was, of course, bermudas of a ll sizes and colors. A prize was give n to the man with th e prettiest legs a nd the man with the hairiest legs. The Bermuda Blast was a whopping success, and hereafter it will be an annua l homecoming function for th Gamma Epsilons.- K AREN FEXDRICK.

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NEWS LETTERS

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

ALUMNAE CHAPTERS AKRON , OHIO MY M . WI HER was a uest in th e home of Maude :M urphy A.\ in Barberton for a few days late in the umm er.

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Our O ctober meeting was held in the love ly new home of J ean Cooper Tucker NK in Cuyahoga Falls. After the business meeting, we spent the evening playing bridge. The Panhclleni Dance on October 15 was a great


success. It is the most important money-making project of the year for the Children's Spending Money Fund at the Summit County Children's Home. We are looking forward .to welcoming a new member to our group. She is Dorothy Fcdigano Merkle <J>cf>, who has moved to Cuyahoga Falls. Gwen O'Hara Spiers AA is chairman of the scholarship committee for the Akron Association of Ohio University Women. Lillie Greer AA is serving her second term as treasurer of the Akron Panhellenic Association. Through her suggestions, improvements in the financial plans of the Panhellenic Association have been made. Our Founders' Day Luncheon was held at the Akron Women's Ci.ty Club on Saturday, November 12. Since th e Nationa l Convention at Mackinac Island, Michigan, is not too far away, several of our girls are making plans to attend.-THEA FETZER YoDER.

ANDERSON, INDIANA "BACK TO ScHOOL" was the theme and dress for our September meeting. Our teacher hostess, Phyllis Weir Norris, found unruly students after the summer recess. Also in September, President Jean Ann Ketner Huffman and Rose Kaiser Baden. who is state alumnae director, helped install a new alumnae chapter in Richmond.

CANTON-MASSILLON, OHIO MARTHA STEINER YouNG 00 was hostess for a luncheon on October 8. Programs for .the year were distributed. After the business meeting, tax stamps were collected and counted. Om· philanthropic project this year is contributing toward scholarships awarded by our City Panhellenic. On November 5, an impressive Founders' Day Luncheon was held at the Canton Woman's Club. Taking part in the program were Betty Moore Helm 00, Jayne Weible Urban TT, and Dorothy Stough Roth 00.DoROTHY RoTH.

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA THE invitation to our first meeting of the year held in September stressed the need of Alpha Sigma alumnae on aH levels: local, state, and national. It contained a special plea for our girls to check their magazine subscription list, and the results were gratifying. Eleven girls responded with subscriptions totaling sixty-seven dollars. Hester Snyder Null KK and Betty Urban Wallick ZZ were hostesses at a luncheon meeting in O ctober. Jane Peters Ar was elected president replacing Laura Carson, who recently moved from our area. Jane spent the month of November in Europe, so we are anxious to hear repor-ts of European vacations from S. June Smith KK. as well as Jane. J ean Rost Schenck KK, our treasurer, collected money from the recent sale of Pennsylvania Dutch dolls. Elizabeth Wilson Rost KK was selected to schedule the remaining meetings for the year. Letters from busy Alpha Sigmas are always read at our meetings, and it was no surprise to learn that Mary Wilson Aungst KK is chairman of a very large church affair in Harrisburg centered around the theme of "Dickens' Christmas Village."-BETTY URBAN WALLICK .

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And-erson alumnae go back to schooL They are, left to right, Martha Stuckey Gleutzer, vice-president; Jean Ann J(etner· Huffman , p•·esident; Phyllis Weir Norris, secretary; Nora Fuller Hanson, treasurer; ~Iarian Tr·uax 1\fcJ_,II.ng·hlin, editor.

We all learned so much about floral arrangements from Miss Wolfe of Lapel at our October meeting in the home of Martha Stuckey Glentzer that we are enthusiastic about trying our own artistic talents. Discussion and p lans are underway for our Easter-egg project again this year. Each year we try to make something a little more unusual. Rose Kaiser Baden and Gloria MacDermott Nipple have suggested making "peep hole" scenes inside the eggs. We are all busy hunting and cutting out very small pictures to use. We shared our Founders' Day wi-th guests from the new Richmond Alumnae Chapter. This meeting, held at the home of Mary Wilmoit Graves, was the scene of a tasting party. Everyone brought a sample of their favorite recipe, and then we sampled them all! We are sorry to lose Barb Mullen Dietrich, one of our charter members, who has moved to Orland, Indiana, where her husband is a new principaL-MARIAN TRUAX McLAUGHLIN.

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OuR October meeting was held at the home of Betty Phillips Hall AB with Nelle Gabrielson Raney Till as co-hostess. At this meeting we assembled our yearbooks that Mary Weinberg Hohe BK and Doris Dowling Adams AA had prepared. Nelle, publicity chairman for City Panhellenic, reported that she had sent news of the Panhellenic scholarship and of the executive meeting to the many local and suburban newspapers in this area. We are very proud to have had such a large representation at the last Panhellenic meeting. Only one other sorority equaled the number of our representatives from our four Chicago-area groups. Betty Hall told. us about a publicity clinic she had attended in Evanston. The speaker from the University of Illinois spoke on !the importance of keeping sororities in the public eye, and Betty suggested that we can do this by talking about ilA and wearing our pins. To conclude this meeting, Eleanor Smith Thomas KK very successfully auctioneered a White Elephant sale. This proved to be a profitable boost to our treasury. Founders' Day was observed with a joint luncheon of all the Chicago-area groups held at Marshall Field. Hostesses for our Christmas party were Betty Wallwork Peterson BN and Frances Nelson Weegar Till. Husbands and friends were guests, and Santa distributed grab-bag gifts.- MARY SuE PALMER PARVIN.

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Marie Huber Sawosko BP, was highlighted by a most interesting speaker, Mrs. R. L. Troxell. She spoke on the subj ect of "Braille Transcription." Mr. Elmer Bast gave a very stimulating visual presentation " The R etard ed Child Can Be Helped," at our O ctober mee ting. Audrey H erbert Geda rt BP was hostess for this occasion . Active in City Pa nhellenic 路this year are Sue Henderson King BK, delegate, a nd Penny Young Earl Br, alterna te. The current proj ec t is raising money for schola rships. Last yea r four scholarships were awarded. . Assisting Nationa l Vi ce-President Mary Blackstone IS our own Rose M ari e Sawasko. Rose Marie is putting h er talent to work by designing booklet covers for Mrs. Blackstone. We wish to say " bon voyage" to Mary Kay Burgin BP who with other m embers of her ski club, will be touring Europe soon with Zurich as their headquarters. Working hard toward our m embership drive is Audrey H erbert Gedart BP, our corresponding secretary, who has the endless task of contacting by letter the many, many g irls in our area who are not a ffiliated wi,t h any alumnae chapter. R eplacing P enny Earl as philanthropic chairman is M ary Johnston Bisner BP . We know Mary to be a good worker a nd wish her outstanding success in her new office.-PENN Y Yo u c EARL.

CINCINNATI, OHIO W E enjoyed a couples' dinner in October held at Scotti's Italian Restaurant. Besides enjoying fine food , we ha d th e opportunity to acquaint husbands and fri ends with one anoth er. We thank our chairman, Peggy Whitley Hawley PP, for planning the event. Our November m ee ting was held at the home of Ruth Musser Johnston .A.A . After the business meeting, Ruth gave us a choice of enterta inment whi ch included bridge, scrabbl e, and shuffieboa rd. Our new money-making project has been quite successful. We ordered Christmas and all-occasion wrapping paper from the Mary Jane Gift Wrappings, Inc., of Short Hills, ew J ersey. Our goal to sell 150 tubes of p a per was easily reached . The money we have received from this proj ec t will be put to good use at the Cerebral P a lsy C enter. Alph a Alph a Cha pter a t Miami University invited us to come to Oxford for Founders' Day. The girls had a ba nqu et a t th e Student Union and gave an inspiring program. -SH!RLEY PALATTO BO NE.

DAYTON, OHIO 0 R O ctober meeting was held at the home of Doroth y Brunkhorst Gillette HH . Assisting as hostesses were Ruby Ca rey Ball !l~ , Mildred Cockrell M cClure AA, and Mildred olt R yburn AA. Dr. E thel lpenfels, a member of our sorority, was th e speaker a t the tenth annual m ee ting of the Western Ohio T eachers Association held in Dayton on O ctober 28. She ga e a marvelous talk, which was enjoyed by th e tea hers of our group. Our mee ting on ovember 5 was a luncheon at Rike's Dining Room . The host esses were Ruth Snouffer, Katherine Young More AA a nd Jane Thompson Oakes .A.A. A d a te was set for Mr. Weckenden, head of the National Council of R etard ed Children here in Dayton, to show a film on what the council is doing to help these children. tea wa g iven by Panhellenic on ovember 20 . On

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December 5 the film, "Operation Abolition," was shown at the open meeting of Panhellenic. We are planning to sell tickets and r~freshments a~ a small carnival of rides which operates m the shoppmg centers. We shall receive a percentage of the profit. This is a new venture for us, and we are hoping for success.- BARBARA TROXLER DuRsT.

DENVER, COLORADO MEMBERS from our alumnae chapter attended the Denver Panhellenic Scholarship Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel on November 12. This is a very special occasion as the students receive scholarships. We enjoyed seeing the fashion show put on by a leading department store in Denver.- NANCY REIMERS.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN-DELTA PHI WE were happy to learn that Bernice Leonard Street KK is aiding the stepped-up science program of our schools by enrolling her nine-year-old Richard at Granbrook Institute of Science as a junior member. That these embryonic scientists may become conscious of the evolu tion of the universe through the study of rock formation and plant life, Bernice is doing her share of chauffeuring on the numerous field trips. Our Panhell enic representative, Marion Landy Parker !l<I>, is on the committee for the tea honoring th~ Association' s for.ty-third president, Mrs. Michael Travis. Responding to the nation's call for more teachers, Isabel Sparling Butter-field t.<I> is substituting in Detroit Schools, and Mary Christiansen Mowry IIII has left the substitute field to take a fu ll-time position in Royal Oak Schools. We find that Norma Crane Aliber Ll<P is busy these days heading a committee on the annual bazaar of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Southfield, Michigan. She is also busy organizing an auxiliary for the Michigan Children's Aid Society.-ESTHER BRYANT SPRAGUE.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN-SIGMA RHO CHI As always, we enjoyed our joint Founders' Day meeting with the other Alpha Sigma alumn ae chapters in the Detroit area. One of the highlights of the season is our pot-luck Christmas dinner meeting. It is here we relax, eat far too much, and exchange gifts. Our gracious hostess, Ba rba ra Grisd a,le, and her assistant, Betty Sowell, managed to find new ways to play Santa and help distribute the gifts. We are pleased to welcome Janice Henrichs Haydel BZ from Lafayette, Louisiana. Many alumnae groups have enjoyed knowing Janice: nam ely, New Orleans, Hattiesburg, Oklahoma City, Muskogee, Wichita, and now, D etroit.-EVELYN J. DEMARS.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN-DELTA RHO OuR family picnic held on September 18 was a big success. It is held each yea r at a small neighborhood park and everyone brings her own food and her family. We always enjoy this event when we have the opportunity to visit with one another's families and meet the new additions since last year. Money-making schemes seem to have dominated our attention since our last newsletter. On October 21 our ways-and-means committee sponsored a toy demonstration


from which a percentage of the profit from the sale of the toys was returned to our group. The committee is also selling handmade neckties and auctions some homemade article, such as baked goods, household and personal items, at each regular monthly meeting. We hope to use some of this money to help finance a local philanthropic project, still to be determined , as well as to donate to that project on a nation a l scale. Our chapter was hostess to the other two Detroit alumnae chapters, D elta Phi and Sigma Rho Chi, at the Founders' Day meeting, program, and dessert held at the Wayne State University A lumnae House.- JOAN BAXTER HAMILTON.

FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA OuR chapter here at Longwood College took over the receptionist work which we had been doing at the Southside Community Hospital. We can point with pride to each and every one of our m embers who has done her part in church, civic and socia l work. Edna Elcan Jones, Alpha Sigma' s first initiate, is just as pretty and attractive as always. Kitty Watkins is still teaching kindergarten; Emily Clark is teaching music at Longwood College. Margaret Robinson Simkins teaches eighth-grade English at our Prince Edward Academy. Her husband, Francis Butler Simkins, has been made head of the history department at Longwood. Norma Soyers Watkins is married to our town mayor and has three young children . Mattie Rogers Smith Sydnor has just become a grandmother, and Martha Wells Catlin is also a busy grandmother. Eday Brooks Walmesley is married to the business manager of Longwood College and nurses at th e infirmary there. Lillian Elliott Bounderant has two children but m a nages to teach school. Elise Thompson Burger has ,t wo children and does substitute teaching. Lucy Dunnington Shields has just lost h er mother, who was still alert at one hundred and three. Iris Sutphin Wall with her two young boys and Jackie Jardine W a ll with her three small children are kept very busy.- MARTHA WELLS CATLIN.

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA O u R O ctober meeting was an "All Members Birthday Party" which was held at th e home of Janet Smith M a rkley XX. Each member present contributed one penny for each year of her age. This money was turned over to our treasurer. Our vice-president, Eugenia Smith Green ZZ, is also vice-president of the Fort Wayne Panhellenic Association. We are quite proud of this recognition. She has just completed plans for the Panhellenic Presidents Party whi ch is held in honor of the presidents of all sororities in Fort Wayne.-JA NET SMITH MARKLEY.

HAMILTON-MIDDLETOWN-OXFORD, OHIO ON November 19 our alumnae chapter met in Hamilton at the home of Ruth Ludwig Roth AA. After a lovely dessert course and social hour, the business meeting and program followed. As this was a Founders' Day meeting, the ritual was read. A very comprehensive article concerning the Hamilton School for Retarded Children was given by Marie Kruecke Ritter NN, after which plans were made to carry out our philanthropic work for the year in this particular area. Also, the national convention was a topic of interest. We are very proud of Ruth Roth, our Panhellenic

representative, who is treasurer of the Pan hellenic Association this year- ELIZABETH NEWHALL jOH NSTON.

HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA OuR money-m aking project, a card party, was held on October 10 at the Rho Rho chapter house. On November 13 our Founders' Day Dinner was held jointly with th e college girls at Stone Lodge. The program, presented by th e college chapter, was the one used at their third rush party. We enjoyed a Christmas party on D ecember 5 when we again met with the college chapter. Gifts included articles for the cha pter house. Plans are being m ade for a rummage sale and another card party.- BETTY PLYB URN.

INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA FoR the first activity of the year, our alumnae chapter joined with Alpha Gamma Chapter to observe Founders' Day. Miss J oy Mahacheck, chapter adviser, Mrs. Inez M cGreevy Stahura, alumnae president, and Miss Joy Doverspike, Alpha Gamma president, received at a tea Sunday afternoon , November 13, in the sorority room. To refresh us on the ideals of the sisterhood, Joy Doverspike and Mary Kay Collier presented an impressive candlelight ceremony. Among the special guests was Nell Russell M cMahon from the Florida Keys. Nell was the first president of Alpha Gamma when th e chapter was reinstated at Indiana. F ollowing her years of service as an army nurse during World War II , she was awarded the Wilma Wilson Sharp Award. Other guests were R ebecca Sutton and Nan cy Stahura, daughters of alumnae members. On th e occasion of Homecomi ng, October 8, the alumnae with thei r fami lies an d friends were guests of Alpha Gamma at a tea foll owing the football game. Inez McGreevy Stahura drove to H ershey for Pennsylvania Sta te Day, thus making it possible for several college girls to attend also. They reported it a delightful and worthwhile experi ence. , The ch apter is proud of the fact th at th e now famous N ativity Scene d ecoratin~ the Indiana County Courthouse lawn during th e Christmas season is th e work of Billie M cGrain Kline and her husband, Bob.-ANNA SHAFFER MA URER.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA THE Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter found September to be a busy month, both for homemakers and professional members, so we started the year's program with an October meeting at the home of Sue Ann Engle Messing A.'"X. A congratulatory telegram was sent to the newly installed alumnae chapter at Ri chmond. Elizabeth Presnall Bliss XX, m embership chairman , introduced and welcomed Sue F erguson Yerkes XX. Sue, who was married in June, is teaching a t school No. 74, Indianapolis. Carolyn Orr Smith XX, homemaker and mother, joined us after a five-year absence. Barbara Kirkham Day BT reported that she has been working with the University of Michigan Survey Research Center, located in Indianapolis. She has also taught in the Indiana polis public schools. We were glad to welcome back into the fold Florence Morris Lull 13A, who is directing a community kindergarten in Indianapolis. Helen Noblitt gave us a promotion talk on 1he sale of Christmas ribbon, our big annual money-making project. Nancy Williams, program chairman, introduced our guest speaker, Mrs.

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Dorothy Hanson. She is a travel consultant associated with the Hoosier Motor Club, a member of the American Automobile A sociation. We were the guests of Mrs. Hanson on a trip through Alaska via colored movies. We were again delighted when Mrs. Hanson narrated a style show. Two Butler University students modeled daytime and evening casual wear suitable for boat and land travel. t our ovember 1 m ee ting we were pleased to have as our guest speaker Dr. E. J. Soland, whose subject was "Contact Lenses." Dr. Soland is the husband of Elizabeth Kidwell Soland XX. H e was a popular speaker and up to the last minute was answering questions. This meeting was held in the new home of Dr. and Mrs. Soland, and we all enjoyed the "grand tour." We were happy to welcome Ana Lou Willis McKoin XX, who was teaching in Kalamazoo but is now living in Indiana~polis. Hot mulled apple cider and donuts were complemented by Thanksgiving d eco rations of mums and candlelight. ovember 4 was the date of the Indianapolis Panhelleni c Association's Deans' Luncheon he ld at the Indianapolis Athletic Club. This annual affair honors the deans of the colleges and universities in Indiana. Patricia Darling Mouser XX, our Panhellenic delegate, wa accompanied by Lorene Nadzeika and June Wilkinon Widmeyer XX . Pat served on the program committee, and Lorene was on the arrangements committee. n award was presented to an outstanding college se nior. The speaker was Mrs. William Nash, Secretary of National Panhellenic Conference. We would love to hea r from alumn ae members of Chi Chi and Beta Upsilon Chapters. Address your letters to our recording secretary, Ruth Graddy Strickland, 1538 Shannon Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. D o ROTHY THOMP sor-; \<VILLIAMS .

KALAMAZOO , MICH IGAN KALAMAZOO AL MNAE m et for the first meeting of the new season at the home of our president, Merlyn Mott Duisterhoff B..:Y. A represe ntative of Beta Psi Chapter at Weste rn Michigan University was our guest as is our custom. Our first group activity of the yea r was a rummage a le in October. Some members of the college chapter a sisted, and part of th e proceeds was donated to their house fund . We sent represen tatives to eve ry rush party held by Western's Alpha Sigma chapter this fall and helped with the refreshments a t one of them. At our October mee tin g. held at the hom e of Jane Le nick Trapp B..:Y, we decided that our philanthropic project will be helping the Kalamazoo State Mental Ho pita!. Pat Friedly Hogarth B..:Y volunteered to represen t us aga in this year at City P anhellenic. We g reeted old friend at Homecoming in O ctober and reg istered a ll those attending th e coffee after the gam e in an a tt mpt to com pile a more complete alumna file. andra Lang Lawren e B..:Y was hostess at th e November meeting wh ere we worked on handicraft items which were sold at th e college g irls' annual Chri tmas sale. On D e ember ll we treated husband and guests to a bountiful dinn er at Johnson s Farm in Bango r. Michiga n, and a ll a reed that our annual Chri tmas party had been very succe fuJ. - ANORA L NG LAWRENCE.

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October meeting held at the home of Betty Asbury Forbach AB. A representative from Joe Falk Toy Company showed one hundred toys. Fifteen per cent of the sales went into our treasury. Co-hostesses for this meeting were Vivian Nelson Fuchs ZZ, Thelma Shi,路ely Myers eM> and Helen Toe! Nally 4><1>. Founders' Day was observed at a luncheon in the Napoleon Room of the Embassy on the Plaza. Spider mums served as a centerpiece, and the Founders' Day program was presented. Hostesses were Helen Reeder Waggener HH, Colleen Michie Tolle HH, Orlanda Manci Bazin HH, and Pat Strider ZZ. We were very pleasantly surprised with a telephone call from the San Diego Alumnae Chapter. This free conversation was part of a demonstration given at their meeting by the Pacific Telephone Company. Jeannie Roelta Redmond BZ is now serving in Panhellenic as assistant chairman of rush, and she will head the committee for rush next year. Our money-making projects this year includ e the sale of address labels and the sale of fruit cakes.-PATRICIA STRIDER.

L ICKING-MUSKINGUM, OHIO THE Licking-Muskingum alumnae of A~A are keeping the national philanthropic project idea in mind wholeheartedly. We have Mary Agnes Barbour as a full-time teacher in our city schools with a class of retarded children. This is her second year. Minnie Brown and H elen Smith have asked for donations to our Starlight School for mentally retarded children who are not able to attend the regular class of retarded children. Judy Smith, daughter of Helen Smith, h as been helping care for a mentally re tarded twenty-year-old girl. Since Judy is now attending Ohio State University, Helen is taking her place. Our new president, Hilda Baker, was in charge of the November meeting held in the home of Helen Smith. We contributed money that we would spend for Christmas exchange gifts so that we can g ive to some worthy ca use.- HELEN SMITH.

GREATER MIAMI, FLORIDA JANE ALLISON, our treasurer, spent a week in Jacksonville, Florida, with her parents and also a week at the Cintau Convention at the Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach. Joscelyn Gillum spent a month in Virginia this summer and is a teacher at Blue Lakes E lementary School. Elise Singleton taught summer school at South Miami and is an elementary teacher also in the winter. Virginia Reed is program director at the Y.W.C.A. Georgiana Lewin spent the summ er with her daughter and family in Biscayne Park . Anne Page's daughter was married in August, and .nne and her husband had a trip to Jamaica. Mary Gallagher spent the summer in Green Bay, Wisconsin . M ary is a member of the Miami Women' s Panhellenic A ociation. represe nting CA. She, Elise Singleton, and Joscelyn Gillum, are all members of A.A.U.W. Our Founders' Day meeting was held at DuPont Plaza, Miami . on ovember 5.-MARY T R ER GALLAGHER.

MILWA U KEE, W ISCON SIN O u R alumnae chapter gave a helping hand with the third rush party g iven by Gamma Epsilon Chapter. Their theme was based on Disneyland . We furnished hot


sandwiches chips. jello, relishes , topped off by g iant icc cream sodas. The City Panhellenic Association held its fall lun cheon on November 15 at the College Woman 's Club. Mrs. H. ]. Potts, past national vice-president of Delta D e lta Delta Sorority, spo ke on "W h y Girls Are Not Joining Sororities." Our annual Founders' Day Dinne r was held on November II at Aliotas in Milwaukee. The speakers for the eve ning were Mrs. Arthur R ezny, Gamma Epsilon ad\'iscr, and J ane Stadler, alumna. The committee members who worked on the beautiful table decorations and place cards were Marion Metzow, Myrtle O 'R eilly, Lynne Good, Pat Johnson, and Kathy Saichek. Many of our out-of-town members came to make the eveninga very special occasion . The food was delicious and we all left with a feeling of closeness to our s~rority and to our sisters.- jANE STADLER.

MUNCIE, INDIANA O u R Sep temb er meeting was held at th e lovely new home of Pat Williams on Peachtree Lane. New officers were installed by Carmine Alvey. Our new program booklets were mad e and given out by our vice-president, Donna Beavers. Tn October we met at the home of Shirley Isenbarger. Projec ts for this year will be the selling of Christmas cards, wrapping paper, ribbon , and all occasion cards. We shall again have for our philanthropic proj ect the recognition of a forgotten patient at the N ew Castle State HospitaL- VELMA THRESH ER.

NORTHERN NEW JE'RSEY O u R first m eeting of the year was held on O c tober l at the beautiful new home of our president, Doris Krauser Buhl :NN, in Westfield. Doris served a delicious luncheon on her sunny patio where we were surrounded by beautiful plantings of ivy, roses, and willow trees. Doris' three co-hostesses were Doris May Gilmore NN of N ew Providence, Elsie Schneider Voelker AA of Westfield , and Judy Vought BE from Madison. We shared summer experiences and were most h appy to g ree t three n ew members, Ruth Worm Duty BA from Summit, Mildred Mahoney Stiffler n::: from Nutley, and Barbara Bartley Bird BZ from Spotswood. The program for the afternoon was a fascinating talk and demonstration from a Westfield friend , Mrs. Ba11bara Hughes, on J a panese flower arrangements. A flower workshop followed her talk where members put their new knowledge to work a rranging colorful autumn flowers . Our November meeting was held in Summit at the home of Louise Cosby Quick An . Her co-hostesses for th e luncheon were Nathalie Wi ck Hanson B<t>, Jeann e Murphy Kennedy B:O:, Mary Harring ton Hurt路1e r IIII, June L<>renson Londeen EE, a nd Ruth Worm Duty BA . Following a discussion of the n ew constitution, we worked on our philanthropic project which this year is to help supply the mentally retarded pupils of the Nancy Luzon School in Rossell e with outline pictures and stencils. Each membe r will also donate a box of crayons. Future plans include a dinner party at th e hom e of Sally Ogden Bonow NN, a white-elephant Chinese auction at the home of Mary Beers Wiggjns Br, and a spring lun ch eon in April at the home of Billie Barrett Cousins KK. The Chinese auction will help to build revenue for our philanthropic proj ec t. -}EA NNE M u RPHY K ENNEDY.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA A POT-L UC K PICN IC was held a t the hom e of Mrs. Charles Hamilton BN on Sep tembe r 19 . We we re glad to see most of our regular members as well as th e following new membe rs: Mrs. Donald Foster B r, Salley Parker Ill. Judy Kuhl AI', Mrs. Dona ld M . Ralph BE , Ba rbara Wh ea tl ey BE, and Joy Wainwrig ht BE. Mary Louis Maupin BI and Mrs. George M cKinney BT were co-hostesses for our O c tober meeting a Dutch Maid home party. Each member brought ~u ests and we not only in creased our wardrobes but at th e same tim e raised mon ey for th e me ntally retarded childre n in this area.- PATRICIA GREENE LO NG.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIABUX-MONT THE new Bux-Mont Alu mnae Chapter, composed of Alpha Sig mas of Buc ks and Montgom ery counti es of suburban Philadelphia, salute you . Of th e a pproximately 135 Alpha Sig mas in this area, we average an attendance of 35 at our m ee tings. W e know this number will g row in spite of th e difficulty distan ces prese nt in such a wid e area. How do we know ? We know because th e enthusiasm is real and beca use we ha d such loyal a nd conscientious people to get our chapter organized. To m e ntion on ly twoCharlotte Kreible Fischer XX mad e countl ess te le phon e calls a nd held eve nin g mee tings in her home for one whol e week in order to give all an opportunity to m eet other A lpha Sigmas, and Eleanor Shiner kept a notebook record of every Alpha Sigma in the vic inity, g leaned from eve ry possible source. Our September m ee ting was held at the hom e of Z a ra Gardner in Norristown. We all enjoyed seei ng th e hair-styling demonstra tion on four of our m embers . In O c tobe r a lun cheon meeting at Coach Inn, Fort Washing ton , fea tured a toy demonstration for a dvan ced Christmas shopping and an exchange sale of "vaca tion m a iled " packages. Gertrud e Nyce KK , who has spent nin etee n years in India. gave a very interestin g talk and showed slides on " Travels Through India " a t our dinner mee tin g at Casi Conti, G lenside, in November. Future plans include a tal k on juve nile delinqu e ncy, a Valentine tea, a hat party, dance, a covered dish supper. a nd installation of new officers. We arc justly proud of our officers. J a ne Large Stringfi eld. o ur pr ~s id ent and Panhell eni c representative, has d emo nstrated her inte res t in th e sorority for many years . Anoth r r member, Rae Blake, Conshohocko n, was one of the three judges in a F avorite R ecipe Contest sponsored by a d ai ly Norristown newspaper.-H ERMIO NE TRA UU LAYTO N,

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIADELA WARE VALLEY TH E Delawa re Valley Chapter has a very busy year in pro:; ress. In O c tober we met at th e home of Donna Davie Winters nn to hear Be tty Darling ton Armstrong NN g ive an interesting and informative talk on " he rbs. " How many kinds and uses th ere are! We welco med th e followin g new members : Doris Rowan Falin N)l, Barbara Compton Adair NN , and Marlayne Surline NN . November found us a t the hom e of Emma Schl enzig M ead e NN to see and hear about her wonderful doll collec tion. Be sure to join us if you are in this area. - DORIS JIIPPL E WILLIAMS.

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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA THE lovely home of Helen Ellsworth Ball NN was the setting for our June meeting. Her remodeled farm house holds many fascinating historical interests. After a delicious lun heon and business meeting, we · held an au tion to raise money for State Day. Everyone went home happily with the right bid for either a charming apron, love ly candles, hom emade jelly, towels, a lovely original hat, or many other cleve r items. Mrs. Grace Divvens Hill Ar, as past president of our chapter, was presented a charm bracelet with h er name and year of office engraved on the charm. We thank h er for a job well done. Our first meeting of the year was a luncheon and bridge party on October 15 when we made plans for the year's activities.- R UTH G LBRANDSEN.

PONTIAC, MICHIGAN THE newly formed al umnae chapter of Pontiac, Michigan, held its organizational meeting in September at th e home of Joyce Stroup Stomberg. Officers were elected and possible meeting dates were discussed . Those present at our first meeting were E lizabeth Cook Bentley Be, Elizabeth Moore DeWilde Be. Shirley Andrews Ebert Be, Mary Lou Bills J enn ings AB , Janye G illespie Shearer Be , Doris Keith Shorr R'¥ , Jean Lucas Smith B'l', Joy e Stroup Stomberg AJ{. and ancy Stout Cheek Bf. At our October meeting we di cussed the possibili ty of attending the couples card party sponsored by the Pontiac Panhellenic Council. The proceeds from this affair are to be used for a scholarship to a worth y Pontiac g irl. Our November meeting was held at the hom e of Nancy Stout Cheek. -NANCY STO UT CHEEK.

the proceeds went to our treasury. Coffee and cookies. were served to twenty-five guests. Our Founders' Day meeting on November 9 was held jointly with the Anderson Alumnae Chapter in Anderson. Rose Baden XX of their chapter gave a very interesting demonstration on how to mak e attractive Ea ter eggs. which has been such a successfu l money-making project for them.- JOA N STEE NBE RGH GARRETT.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA "A GLIMPSE OF HAwAu" was the th eme of ou1· Septembet· meeting at the home of Dee Mays Magnusdal BI. D ee's ister, J ean Mays Warren BI, has been in Hawaii for three years, and the slides shown were taken when their mother visited in Hawaii recently. Carolyn Savage Finch AlA was the hostess at ou1· October meeting. Mr. Frederic, hair stylist gave us pointers on hair styling and grooming. In November a tour and tea at the Museum of Fine rts was given by P anhellenic. Ph yllis Thoma Manning HH, our delegate, assis ted at this event. Phyllis has been elected to fill the term of recording sec retary as the present secretary is moving away. Our Founders' Day Dinner on ovember 15 at the Hot Shoppe was highlighted by having our national president, J ean Grady, as our hon red guest. We were a lso happy to have Hiwana Cupp Crompton BE. national ed itor, and Nita Hodnett Chandler BE national const itution chairman, with us on this special day.

PORTLAND, OREGON THE Portland Alumnae Chapter held its October meeting in the home of Bonnie Meyers Wampler BB. An interesting and informative program was given by a speaker from the Leagu e of Women Voters. Each member left with a clarification of the issues on the November ballot at both the local and state level. Gretchen Mathews Otness BB is our representative to the Portland Panhellenic Association . Her specia l interest and endeavors are centered on the scholarship fund. Ruth Day Davi B B ha made a splendid recO\·ery from injuries su tained in a two-car coll ision and has r~tu~ned to her teaching pos1t1on in the R eynold's d1 tnct. We were happy to have Ruth with us at our October meeting. Gifts of hrubs were g iven to Enid Ehrman Branch BB and Marie Dolgan Mockford BB , who have recently moved into new homes. We lea rned how to make artificial Rowers at our interesting November meeting.- H ERMA M . PA NCHEAU .

RICHMOND, INDIANA NANCY GELLEPO GROVE XX was hostes for our 0 tober meeting held at Nancy's home in Greensfork I ndian.a. Pre ident J enny Wood Weller XX reported 0 ~ the 1ty Panhellenic meeting held the previous night. t that meeting Jenny was named treasurer, and our c~apter wa made responsible for reservations for the dmner dance Panhellenic holds every spring. n 0 tober II we gave a Tupperware Party of which

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Pictur·ed, left to righ t, at Richmond's Founders' Day Banquet are 'Nita Hodnett Char1dle r· BE . Carolyn SaYage Finch AA , J ean Raup Gt·ad;r BE. Hiwana Cupp Cr·ompton BE . DL~ring th e State Fair, Carolyn Savage Finch .AJi, Bobb1 e Butler BI Frances J obson Francis BE, and Dee Ma~s Magnusda l BI helped at th e Can er Society booth. As .m th.e past, we plan to roll bandages for the society a am th1 s year at one of our meetings. Fra~ces Jobson Francis BE is handling our project of el hng candy again this year. The proceeds will be used to send children to the Mentally R etarded Camp next summer. . We are happy to have Virginia Clinginpeel BI back w1th us after her summ er at home. -D EE MAYS MAGNUSDAL.


ROCK RIVER VALLEY, ILLINOIS THE Rock River Chapter has embarked on its first year. The philanthropic project is the School of Hope. Members have been making smocks for the pupils, lnd they sewed tea aprons which the children designed for Christmas gifts. On October 12 a toy party was sponsored by th e group in the home of Jane Fransen BP. We were one of the groups of sorority m embers of Panhellenic who opened their homes for a city-wide bridge party on November 30. Proceeds were used to aid the mentally h andicapped, Panhellenic's philanthropy. - CLARIBEL ALMQUIST.

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA SA N BER NARDINO a lumnae and husbands enjoyed an entertaining and delicious swim-steak party in July at the home of Elaine Kelly Naramore NN. Following this social function , we began our business year in September with a candlelight installation-ofofficers ceremony. Mary Davis Cantrell was hostess at the meeting, and joining us for th e first time was Frances Hull Crenshaw HH. A decision to change our philanthropic proj ect from Santa Claus, Inc. to support of the School of Hope for mentally retarded children is pending and will be voted on in th e n ear future. Once again, we joined the Los Angeles Chapter for the annual Founders' Day Lun cheon on ovember 12 at the Statler-Hilton Hotel. Active in Panhellenic affairs this year are Mary Ludu Simon, serving on the scholarship committee, and Gerry Rund ell Doyle, a member of the hospitality coll1mittee.VtOLET RANALLO MEUMAN.

Asso~iation.

Millie is corresponding secre tary , Velva and Mane Scanlon Brown B~ helped with the opening tea, Marie is a lso on the dan ce com mittee, and Naomi will help with th e annual lun ch eon. W e a re quite proud that Millie was elected as Indiana St.ate D ay cha irman. For the first tim e, our state d ay wdl be h eld here in South Bend in th e spring. Our Christmas meeting was held in Marie's hom e with Sue Wood Snyder XX ass isting her.- BARBARA ETCHISO N PEARCE.

SPRINGFIELD , MISSOURI PLA NS for redecorating a nd refurnishin g the entertaining rooms at the Beta Sigma chapter house were ca rried out in time for the girls' return to school in the fa ll. This .included painting, papering, drapes, wa ll-towall carpeting, a nd new furniture.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA AT our open meeting in October, the San Diego Alumnae Chapter entertained the lead ers of the Girl Scout Troop for the mentally retarded. They related th e progress the gi rls are showing, th eir enthusiasm, their affection, and successful endeavors th ey have experienced with cook-outs and overnight programs for the girls at the Girl Scout Headquarters during the summer. Our chapter is proud to sponsor such a fine troop and happy to share in its program from time to time.- JEs SIE McKILLOP .

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA OuR October meeting was held in the home of Velva Bere Gay XX, and Janice Hays Schrader XX served as her co-hostess. After the business meeting Millie Warner Zoss XX entertained us by telling about her summer trip throughout W estern Europe. In November we observed Founders' Day in the hom e of Naomi Pehrson Mi\'ÂŁ ; Velva assisted her. The Founders' Day ceremony was given by Joan Nielson Williams XX and Janice. Our money-making project this year was selling Christmas paper and ribbon and selling clothing to the Thrift Shop. We take in good used clothing which they sell, and we make seventy-five per cent of the profit. Our philanthropic project is Logan School, a school for mentally handicapped children. W e are paying the taxi fares to and from school for the children from underprivileged homes. South Bend alumnae are busy in our local Panhellenic

The n e wly redecorated aud refunlishe d living room of Beta Sigma is shown above. Our sorority hou se corpora tion president, Suzanne Madison Rohman, was enterta ined at a farewell dessert bridge in the a partment of Rose Marie Fellin. Suzanne rece ntl y moved to Memphis, T en nessee. N ew officers of th e corporation are Rosalie Clark Padgham ZZ, president ; Bonnie Winn Crain, vice-president ; Rose Marie F ellin, treasurer ; Maurine Farrar, secretary ; a nd the followin g board memb ers: Janet N ewton Stiefvater, Carolyn Piper Hi ckman, and Betty Turner Blume. We en joyed our O ctober meeting in the lovely home of Martha L ethco Daughtery in Ava. She was assisted by Carlene Lethco Crain and Mary Lou Meir Sallee. A delicious buffet was served before we returned to Springfi eld. W e were hostesses a t a Homecoming a nd Founders' Day Luncheon at the Kentwood Arms Hotel for all outof-town alumnae and college-chapter girls. Mjss Jan Swisher of Mt. Vernon received the Lucy Mae Smith Award , which is given each year to th e outstandin g senior. I t is based on leadership, loyalty, and service. J an's name is engraved on a plaque which hangs in the chapter house. We a re sorry to lose Barbara Ch a pman Wright, who, with her family, has moved to Albuquerque, N ew MeJGico.- RosALI E CLARK PADGHAM.

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Creams PP to discuss and plan for our 1960-61 m ee tings a nd our phila nthropic proj ect retarded children. After delicious refreshm en ts we mad e a complete schedul e for a ll monthly meetings through May 1961 , includinghostesses and tentat ive programs. We also selected and <Jssigned subjects for the scrapbooks we mad e for the chi ldren who attend ed the school for menta ll y retard ed children which we selected as the school most needful of <1id at this time. Alice Craig ~~ was hostess for our O ctober meeting, which was a Hallowe'en d essert party. R efreshments were both delicious and ar tisti c. Several brought their completed scrapbooks. In early November several of us visited th e school for mentall y retard ed children in its new and large r location . We took our scrapbooks. each cove ring one

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subj ec t through pictures on action , animals, children, family. the hom e, flow ers , food , alphabetical objec ts, a nd miscellaneous objects. These subjects were selected by th e head of th e school. We a lso took a record player an d records suitable for children, some games. and occ upa tion a l objects mad e by our Alpha Sigmas as requested by the school to aid in teaching the children how to usc zippers, to button and unbutton, tie shoe st rings. usc snaps, etc. We gave the school a check 111 early Decemb er to be used for gifts or refreshments at th eir Christmas party. Our November meeting was held at the home of Judith LaGrand B~. Our program was based on found ers' Day, and we were ve ry ha ppy to have the Northern Virg inia Alumnae C hapter as our guests.GEORGE A N A

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DIRECTORY FOUNDERS Mrs. W. B. Carper (Louis Cox ) , 505 Montrose Dr;~. South Charleston, W. Va . Mrs. H. E. tiilliam (Juliette Hundley ), Gresham Court Apts., Richmond, Va. Miss Mary Williamson Hundley, Gresham Court Apts. , Richmond , Va. Mrs. J ohn Walton Noell (Virgi nia Boyd ), (deceased ) . Mrs. P. W . Wootton (Calva R amJ et Watson ), 2020 Matrax Ave., Petersburg, Va. NATIONAL COUNCIL PresidenJ Emerit~ts-Mrs . Fred M . Shaq1 (Wilma Wilson ) , 1405 H ardy, Independence, Mo. President- Mrs. Robert C. Grady (Jean Raup) , Box 686 , Orange, Va . V irr-l'resir/eni- Mrs. W. Lawson Black1740 Central stone (Mary Emerson ) Ave., Wilmette, Ill. ' Secretary--Miss Helen L. Corev. 631 0 • Sherwood Rd .. Philadelphi a 51, Penna. 1 reasurer- Mrs. Clayton A. Richard (J ea n Carmichael Vedder) , 372 Argonne Dr Kenmore 23, N . Y . ., M embership Director- Mrs. Willi am B. :'1/iemeyer (Anne Petree ). 19 Country Lane , R .R . No. I , Milford , 0.

Edit o r~Mrs.

Eugene H. Crompton , Jr. (Hiwana Cupp ). 7001 Spring Rd . ' o . 3, R ichmond 28, Va. Alumna e Director- Mr s. Alex 0. Mathisen . ( Nancy Gibson ), 2453 W . Theresa. Anaheim, Calif. Officer in Cha rge of Cen t ral Office-Mr s. Clayton A. Ric.hard (Jean Carmichael Vedder), 372 Argonne Dr ., K enmore 23 , N.Y.

NATIONAL CHAIRMEN Alumnae Editor- Mrs. Oran A. Klein (D oris J ean Snodgrass ) . 205 West 114th St., Kansas C it y 14 Mo. Alumna e Organ ize r~Mrs. Leonard B. H ebert , J r. (Hilda Giraud ). 55 19 Charlotte Dr. . New Orleans 22. La . Art-Mrs. Robert J . Wolf (Eruth Gaupp ) . R .R . No . I, Rexford . N . Y. Awards~Mrs. Louis E . Fletcher (Rut h Newcomb) , 141 M arked Tree Rd .. Needham , Mass. Chapt er Alumnae Secretar)~Mrs . Walter R. Foltz (Genevieve Steele Le.ib ) , 16411 Sun,set Blvd. , Apt. 2, Paci fic Palisades, Cahf. Co ll ege Editor- Mi ss Mary K . R ei ff . 228 Brush Creek Blvd., Apt . 2-E. Kansas Citv 12, Mo . ' Constitution- Mrs. Wallace L. Chandler (Juan ita Hodnett ), 8367 Charl ise Rd ., Ric.hmond 25. Va. Con ve nt io n- Miss H elen L . Corev. 63 10 Sherwood Rd .. Philadelphia 5 1. Pe11na .

Fellowship- M rs . H arold C. Brown (Marie Scanlan), 3105 Rexford Dr. , Sout h Bend 15, Ind . Founders' Day--Mr s. William B. Barre (Betty Ba rber ), 395 Hopkins Rd ., Williamsville 21, N. Y . Historian- Mrs. Charles H. Hamilton (A nne Rhodes), 5209 lith St. So ., Arlington, Va . H ousin g- Mrs. Robe~! C. Grady (Jea n R aup ), Box 686. Orange, V a. Magazine- Mrs . A. Howard H all (Bett y Ph.illip.s ), 342-D H iggi ns Rd ., Park Ridge. Ill . Music- Mrs. Arthur L. HeUrich (Shirley Ainsworth), 27 Abbington Terrace , Glen Rock. N . J. Philanthr o pic~M rs . Gco•·ge J. Malone . J r. (Hel en H ooper ), 26 14 So. Vandalia , Tulsa 14. Okla. Ritual- Mr s. Joe H. Brewer (Viola Caraway). 6214 E. Murdock , Wichita 8, Kan . Rush~Mrs . M. Madalene Groh ( Mada lene Mars hall ). 108 Fleetwood Terrace, Willia msvi lle 21, N. Y. Scholarshi p-Mrs. Albert M. Di ckson . J r. (Gail Dixon) , 909 Toy Ave ., Norfolk 2, Va. State Day--M iss Frcida M . Phillips. 1522 Cornelia Ave., Waukega n, Ill .

NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE Alph a Delegat e- Mrs. John .T. Dimond (Martha Green ). 4028 20th St. N.E., Washington 18, D . C.

AltJita Sigma

NIXIE CARDS COST MONEY NIXIE CARDS are the notices sent by the post office giving chan~es of addres and removals since second-class ma tter is not forwardab le. A postage due charge is made for each card returned.

If you will send address changes to the Central Office, 372 Argonne Drive, K enmore 23, New York, immediately, whether you are on the regular PHOENIX mailing list or only on the alumnae issue li t, you will save A~A's treasury the cost of the nixie cards, as well as the cost of remailing THE PH OENIX to your new address. The '·Have You Married or Moved' blank is included in each issue of the magazine for your conYenience. Please use it so that Central Office wiiJ have no "Lost Lambs."

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:-------ALUMNA RECOMMENDATION------; FOR MEMBERSHIP IN ALPHA 路 SIGMA ALPHA MAIL TO CENTRAL OFFICE, 372 ARGONNE DRIVE, KENMORE 23, NEW YORK Full name of gir.__ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Address_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Candidate plans to attend_________________________________ College Father's name:_ _ _ _ __ __ __ _ __ __ _ __ Address_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Relatives in Alpha Sigma Alpha (state relationship and chapter) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _

Previous Education: High or preparatory schools attended Address______________________________ Graduation Date Junior or other colleges attended ________ _______________________ Scholastic Rating: What was the approximate size of high school graduation class? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ __ _ What was the candidate's scholastic rank in the high school graduating class? _ __ __ _ __ _ __ List special scholastic honors received by candidate in high schoo.___ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Activities During High School Course: Underscore the ones in which the candidate participated. In space below list special recognition. Student Council; Glee Club; Dramatic Club; Class Officer;路 Orchestra; YWCA; School Band; Art Groups; Athletic Teams; Literary Clubs; Honor Societies; Service Clubs; 4-H Group; School Publications._ __ _ _ __ _

Speciai Interests or Talents: (Please be specificl---------~----------------

Personal Qualities: Underscore the qualities that you believe the candidate has to a moderate degree. In case of unusual qualities, put two lines. Personally attractive; dresses appropriately; friendly manner; shy; well-mannered; outspoken; thoughtful of others; selfish; loyal; aggressive; enthusiastic; ambitious; tolerant. Does she work well in a group? (Yes - No) the welfare of the group? (Yes - No)

Is she likely to place her personal ambitions ahea:l of those for

Financial Responsibilities: Is the candidate attending college on a scholarship? _ _ __

Is she working to augment her college money? Could she financially afford to join a sorority? Recommended by ------------;;-:~------------路College Chapterc____ _ _ _ __ Signature Address ___________________________________________________________________________

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OFFICERS' CALENDAR COLLEGE CHAPTERS PRESIDENT

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REPORT · TO BE SENT TO NATJOr\AL PRESIDENT

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Personal Letter Fall Rushing Discussion topics for the 1961 National Convention

December January February

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Copy of Chapter Constitution and By-Laws to ational Constitution Chairman: ·M rs. Wallace L . Chandler, 8367 Charlise Road, Richmond , Va. Philanthropic Activities Suggested a tiona! Constitution Changes Chapter Check-Up Report Form Material on Elizabeth Bird Small Award and Frost Fidelity Award to National Awards Chairman: Mrs. Louis E. Fletcher, 141 Marked Tree Road, Needham, Massachusetts Chapter Scholarship Plan Annual R eport Form Personal Introductory Letter from NEW Chapter Presi dent Directory of NEW Chapter Officers Summer Vacation Plans Report of Chapter 's Summer Activities Plans for Fall Activities

I)Ut". IS CENTR-\L OFFICE

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Report on College and Chapter Directory and Returning Membership-Fall of 1960 Directory of Graduates and Undergraduates leaving college, May-September 1960 Green Membenhip Report for September Final date for acceptance of requests for Change of Status Green Membership Report for Oc tober Green Membership Report for ovember Green M embership Report lor December Green Membership Report for January List of 1961 Graduates and Undergraduates Green Membership Report lor February Election Report Form on NEW President Green Membership Report for March Directory Report Form of NEW Chapter Officers Green Membership R eport for April Green Membership R eport for May

VICE-PRESIDENT

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10 Xational Vice-President Letter to ~alional Vice-Preside nt Letter to ~ational Vice-President

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Report on Philanthropic Work to : M rs. George J . Malone, Jr., 2614 S. Vandalia, Tulsa, Okla. Letter to National Vice-President Annual R eport to National Vice-President Introductory Letter from NEW Chapter VicePresident Letter to :Xational Vice-President

RECORDING SECRETARY

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Form 1- loformation cone<rning Chapter Recording ecretary Condensed M onthly Report of Chapter Meetings

May

Condensed Monthly Report Letter Condensed Monthly Report Letter Condensed Monthly Report for Meetings since December 10 Condensed Monthly Report Condensed Monthly Report Form U--special Report introducing NEW Recording Secretary FoLLOWING ELECTION -Letter from tbe NEW Secretary Condensed Monthly Report ·to be sent following YOUR last Chapter Meeting

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY October 10 Letter and form with personal and college personnel information November 10 Repo"t Form I January 10 R eport Form 2 February 10 Letter Letter introducing NEW Corresponding Secretary April or May or at time of R eport Form 3 your elections TREASURER October 10

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Financial Report for Summer and September Personal Letter Financial Report for October Chapter Budget Repo•t (Green Form) Contribution to Fellowship Chairman, Mrs. Harold C. Brown ALL RETURNING PEES

Financial Report lor November Financial R eport for December Financial R eport for January Personal Letter Financial Report for February File of Supplies R eport Financial Report for March Annual Audit R ceort Election Report Form on NEW Treasurer Financial Report for April Personal Letter from NEW Treasurer Financial R eport for •M ay Chapter Budget Report (Green Form)

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR REPORTS TO DE SEN T

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Personal Letter Personal Letter with emphasis on pledge activities Letter containing suggestions for convention di cus ions Introductory Letter from NEW Membershir Director

Special Repo"ts : I. Pledge Organization-Due after the largest pledge class has had 2 meetings 2. Pledge Evaluation-Due in the spring at the time o£ chapter elections 3. Election Report Form- Due immediately after elections REPORTS TO 8£ SEST TO CENTR,\L OFFICE

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CHAPLAIN October 10 '<ove.mber 10 January 10

Personnel Report Form Ele tion Report Form on NEW Membership Director I Membership Summary Report Form 2 Xew Rush Chairman Report Form Ritual a nd Paraphernalia Report Personal Letter R port: Religious Activities of Alpha Sigmas


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Description of a favorite devotional Report on Ritualistic Ceremonies Annual R eport with Record of Services from Apri l 10, 1960 10 April 10, 1961 Introductory Letter from NEW Chaplain

C OLLEGE EDITOR October 1 Copy for fALL PHOENIX to the ational Coll ege Editor :-<ovember 15 Copy for the WtNTER PHOENIX to the National College Editor January 15 Short article abou,t outstanding chapter activities and pen,onalities for the Alumnae Bulletin to the National College Editor ~[arch 10 Copy for the SUMMER PHOENIX to th e National College Editor ~fay 10 To the NATIONAL COU..EGE EDITOR-Letter from NEW Editor ~.fay 10 To the NATIONAL H ISTORIAN- Mrs . Charles H. Hamilton , 5209 11th St. S ., Arlington, Va.report of the chapter's activities for the year Some time dw·ing the year a NEWSLETTER to the Chapter's A lumnae is to be published and mailed to all alumnae and National Officers. RUSH CHAIRMAN Questionnaire school opens 10 days after Rush Report Form pledging October 10 Personal letter evaluating rush season if over or discussing rush_ing season with emphasis on any current problems November 10 Form letter describing briefly most successful rush party February 10 Personal letter discussing rush with emphasis on ch apter re-lationship with a dministration and college Panhelle nic April 10 Election Report Fonn . Personal letter evaluating year's activities ~{ay 10 Personal letter from NEW Rush Chairman describing rushing plans for fall

10 days after

SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN The National Scholarship Chairman should be sent the scholarship report at the close of EACH grading period. The final report must be in by AUGUST 10 October

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Letter outlining chapter's Scholarship Program for the year Letter introducing the NEW Scholarship Chairman Letter evaluating the chapter's Scholarship Program

ALUMNAE CHAPTERS ovember

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Annual contribution to National Fellowship and Philanthropic Fund Chairman , Mrs. Harold C . Brown , 3105 Rexford Drive, South Bend 15, Ind.

November

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Prospective Sharp Award Candidates' papers to Nationa l Alumn ae Director, •M rs. Alex 0. Mathisen, 2453 W. Theresa, Anaheim, California

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Convention discussion topics 'to National Alumnae Director, Mrs. Alex 0. Mathisen, 2453 W. Theresa, Anaheim, California Amy Swisher Graduate loan applications to Nat iona l Scholarship Chairman, Mrs. Albert M. Dickson, Jr ., 909 Toy Ave., Norfolk 2, Virginia

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Sharp Award ballot to National Alumnae Director, Mrs . Alex 0. Mathisen , 2453 W . Theresa Ave. , Anaheim, California Convention 1naterial report ·to National Art Editor, •Mrs. Robert Wolf, Rt. No. 1, Rexford, New York Convention report to National Alumnae Director, Mrs. Alex 0. Mathisen, 2453 W . Theresa Ave., Anaheim, Cal:ifornia Final date for payment to National Treasurer, Mrs. C . A. Richard, 372 Argonne Dr., Kenmore 23, New York , to insure an accredited alumnae delegate to convention

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