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NEW YEAR'S - 1918

"Whereas the world is now in such chaos as has never been tnown bAfcr~ among men, and is given over to almost unive rsal slautht~~ and death; and wherP-as it is plain that I must believe in God or believe in nothing; BE IT TF..EREFO~ RESOLVED

1.- That I will seek God as I ~ever yet have sought for Him, expecting to rerresh all the older stores of faith that have ~ccumulcte J me since childhood, or by tradition, and anticipatin~ the discover; w eourcea of faith that Shall be as freSh as the necessity that calla them .forth. 2.-That I refuse to surrender to .the "outv;ard and visible" woi·J.d, daily spiritualize my life and thought, finding the soul the abidreality, t~pering it to its hard environment, steadying it to tbatand the Shifting winds, deepening its assurance of God, Heaven ; the future, and so reclaiming the lost art of experiencing etBrty in the midst of time. 3.-T.hat I claim the right to joy in spite· of all that war or meL &J do, and that .for at least a half hour eaCh day I practice myself D thinking, feoling, believing and hoping exactly as if there we re terror of battle and dismay about my listening ears ; and that ami~ e noise that se9nla to twist all our culture out of shn.pe I sere~eJ y sue the culture of the soul,t~at spirit and spirit alone may re.u~ · the Shattered -vessels of civilization . 4.-That I cultivate more deeply the acquaintance of my long-ti~e­ . .mowledged Master, the Christ, acceptine more fully His standards re.ponsibility, livinG up more unreservedlY to His Moral demands ; n41ng His yoke o~ · conduct hard, inescapable, yet glorious andremu~tng, and that both by His brief biography, and by His unseen _comonShip in the passing hours, I actually come to know Him, to fe&l , and to converse with Him • as a man talkehh with his friend'. 5.-That I hold out the open palms of the hands of my life for a1 1 t 1s good, seElfking in my sma.ll vray and place _to rebui ld the be:- . aguered cities of Kindness, Good Will, Me ekness, Gentlene ss, Fa1~h , temperance and all the lovely things against whiCh there is no la~; and that such help as books or society or solitude may give to this I will not neglect because of war-harassed nerves . 6.-That I look forward to a better day for hu.'llanity and resis~ tbe temptation to dv1ell entirely in the days gone by; that I des0Bnc1 to the very f()ur.odat::i.cn stones of life and by plain expe~ien ce com3 to aae at last that tl"'ley a:-e inde.ctructible ; that I cast out pe rn:.ci vn;;. p flldmi'l!Il &.nd win tbe mi[:hty uictory of hope among the ashe s, le9.L'nir ~ to: ls tno contentment and induntry the.t :-eign supreme in the hear~ of

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Geor~e

Lawrence Parker.


66. A WEALTH OF THAKKS

Your National President is deeply appreciative o~ the many expresons of loving thought and interest on the part of ASAs in all part~ f ~e country, and She would like to write and tell eaeh one of you ~' e' hew much the little tokens of regard meant to her but as that a qU1te impossible, she will have to content herself rlth this state ent in the PHOENIX. Christmas Eve there was a quiet little A.s.A. celebration in ston. Your President's gift to the Sorortty and to the Cha~ters ta year ~as Red Cro&s memberShip, so the western Tiindow of the C9~ ·nJ. O f~. :.i..~e carried a Red Cross service f'lag on which was mountfH1 S.gn~ t:ma:Jer crosses in honor of the eight chapters. The founcta t :i.o ~ 8':"-iOI·s--Alpha, Alpha Alpha, A1pha Beta and AlpJ"a Gamma-were groupeC. togather, while those that were admitted since 1914--Beta Beta, Gamma amma, Delta Delta and Epsilon Epsilon--were arranged in another set

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When the shadows began to fall, the candles were lighted,red one in the centre in honor of the National sorority, and an either side,a white one for Alpha amd Alpha Alpha, then red for Alpha Beta and Alpha. ·Gamma.. Beta . Beta. and Gamma Gamma were _.,_.aented by green candles, while gold ones stood for those most Rtsentl.J added, Delta ·D elta and Epsilon Epsilon. When all were at, there was a brave showing o'£ color and brightness that a.t---~~ed much attention on muCh travelled Cobden street, and that led Ch inquiry later as to how one lone lady could suddenly have a.cso large a fami1y. There were two other candles,to right and left o~ the colored a, two tall square one banded in black, for even in the hour when .-IUI;nts flashed out to gather in one fold the hundreds of ASAs Vlho 10 widely scattered over the country, one must not forget the t wo lled in the Chapter Eternal, Elva Doyle Reed of Alpha Beta and eel Kauffman or Beta Beta. It maY have been mere fancy, but your aident thought that the candles of those in the Eternal Chapter --~4 a little more brightly, a little more bravely . At any rate lasted long arter the others had burned to their sockets on the ow ledge. council and Chapters may be changed in personal, but whiCh Will last will be the blessed memories and the things for Alpha Sigma Alpha stands. · our fourth Christmas Eve together~ H0\7 vastly different fro:~ first one in 1914! Then, to be sure, there was a fai£1Y inter- _ ng future ahead for the sorority, but little assurance of the re a~ aeter that Alpha ·sigma Alpha ~as to assume. Then f our separate ps with no special ties to link, today ei ght strong , closely a~ ­ iated chapters that have felt the pull and the 1lrill of comT!lon 1n -· rests. Then a little fledglinG Pboenix u i th strent;th so rrealc. tha ·'::. t might die any mour, today a ~agazine so vital that it can se cur 8 the ourport of aloost 600 ner:1bers, and so strons that i t cn.n carT y •)·1 ta i7ings the financial.. bu:;:-den of a buzy Cent r ::~,l Of f ice · ~hen co~·r gz·ouj,)s that counted for but little on any · camwus~ and noth1.ng a .. a ll outsi d& of the four schools nh e rc they v ere located, t oday an o:r·s~r ;·­ :atio:-1 tha t could lo.J.P- t.t.c Gove t"r.1ent ~)1000 ar.1d nalce its na.oe co~.l~ · ·. c. ·: __,,. ooat . ~5r..[; ::.n the Intet'r1ation.::.l Red. 01·oss . Veri ly Al pJ:a Si bi?a :·d. j!ha hra 'IJH f H l~ving ac •.,O.!' ·i~.r ; tu iLs J.i s.~J. ·;:.c : It 2'"La:.:> Bbl,).._re d, l ~ 1 -~::. cu g:.1 t, n.t.1f.t it h£:- s at tc:d.Ded.. The m0aoure of t t n g::eatne s? 1n ;,he t u re li o iJ, as :in t:i.1e pa Gt, witt_ tl1.e st:bent;th of 1.ts r:ur.L)oce , the e~ ~~ty o~ ita inpe · le ideala.

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ALPHA ALPHA .Alpha .tUpha has no Christmas Party to report. Plans were under r:ay for one, but these had to be ~given up, becm:Lse there so many university events demanding all the time of Miami studeJse last days of. the school year. Dr. Upham, our English Professo.~.· ~~.a very charm1ng Christmas Playthat called for a good deal of ?rctJ.on, but tb.e.t v1as womlerfully effective in results. Our Eth~l took the pa:t of a wounded French soldier, and did it ao we1..:t. nr..ny in the aud1ence ~mre deceived. Helen Robinson. one of ou::initiates, was to have been a French Doll in thls san:& r:>'la.y, sh€4 an.d ~er sist~r , Georgeana, ·,1ere called home suddenly by the .u•vu of tne~r grandfather. Because of its success, the ?lay ~ ad a rendv:t·ing, so that the children of the HcGuffy School cmllC! sA c ~\nother university interest was the party that fol1~ed ~he It was held in the gymnasium and consisted of an old-fa~ione c School enter·tainment and Christmas Tree, on which '.>r ere h·l.l.I!!vrc\.1 r; and slams for those present. .'\:f'ter the distribution of g5.f ts 1 was dancing. These xniversity parties are given under the II.J. .JIQ.C88 of the Girls"' Stude~t Governnent Association, vri th a view to ding a social evening and entertai~ent for all students, so th~~ may becoi!le better acquainted. You may judge, however, how very MriMIIIIAd our social program is, when it is often necessary 'to put t \-m ~~· 4 ra, as on this occasion, on the s~e evening. /~other · event that called out large numbers o~ students ~as r1stmas stuC¥ by theY.~. C.A., and given in pageant form one sunevening in the Auditorium. The living pictures were based on B Hur" by General Lew Wallace and vmre tYml ve in number. They ved most instructive as well as entertaining. OUr sundays are, yo11 e, as full as the week days, for there had been chur~h in the oorn• and a compulsory afternoon University service as -r;ell. Our Pres dent, Dr. Hughes, always secures some famous speaker or prea,cher f o:;: services, and absenc0 counts just as ouch as a ciass rcom ah. .nce. In spite o~ co~pulsory attendance, there is never any rese nton the part of the students, ~or the services are inva:biabl ~' rth while~ and one gets to hear the present day leade rs in thought , would not be possible anyvn~ere save in a big city . The last f e17 days of schoo 1 vrere taken up with choir ar:d ortra practice, in preparation for a free concert biven.by Ar~on. 1r, composed of about eighty men's and girls' voices, 1.n ccnJuncwith the University Orchestra. The program, v1hich calle~- for ~~~e1d ability because of its vnde rfu~ge of choice and the vo1.ce and ...T..,.nl"1~r~tal -soi:h vror1r, v;as excellently rendered, and proved c::. m?st ••Plrint; cloee to school duties, coming as it did just before t~1e Udent body nent home :for the holidays. But -rrhi le \7e are on tne ject o~ r.1usic 1;e nust not fort;et to nention the rer::tarl~able ort;ar. vt.:bal given by' -L.he jl.lstly celebre.ted English organist, Gatty se.L. 1 Er. carts lilts this seldom range in price ove r 25 ¢, and ye t one has a.r: O!Jportutli ty to hear the very 1:e st LJ.Usic. . . _ . ,. Miami is coon to put in evidence the extent of 1. ts devor.:· '-'- 1 to the Big cause, for the Cincinnati AlUJ?ni have present ed a ser~.~- ~::. lag with space enou.gh to carry 400 servl.cA. star~ . ~h&n OU_!' ~~- .J~:J. Pros:i.dent, or. Bentcn, more rece!ltly with tne Un1.vers1.ty of .Je ... n, O ll ·, now at the front with the .Amer:.can force, h as c c::,lle d tno of ou;ssors Calderwood and Gates, .to servicA with thA Y. !l .C. A. i n IJCrl!ll"lr!R 30 ' in sri te of our plays, our parties,. ?ur con c er t. ~, oer ':>Lt r~ 1 of \.rork, the r1ar seems 7ery clos~ to Mi~l.TIU s. daughters. Lorna Duke, n1.stor1an.


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BETA BETA December proved to be a very pleasant month ~or the Greeley OUr cu:rent Ev~nts meetings twice a month are proving both .n~~··PBsting ~d 1nstruct1ve. It is a great time saver to have some girl ass1gned to the study of some one particular subject and th"lJ eent it to the group. We find that vre can keep abreast of all wor: c~ Miu~v1tme1nlis in thils way • Beta Beta has been dOing some ruShing, and as a result has new pledges to announce, Marie Inge and caroline Ellis, both of LL ~~ ~~~o, Colo. Our other pledges gave us a big surpri se recently. Un~~n to us, but assioted by our House Mother, they succeeded in sto ~ ­ various SU¥i-ies in the pantry, and one night at'ter we uere all ly tucked 1n bed, they crept in quietly thro an unlocked door, a.i 1:' l-llll'Cc)ee1a.e d to prepare a feed. The first thing 17e lcnevr the house was lled with the aroma of coffee and the appetizing odor of broiling e If ever any of you want the best party 9ver, just try a pajaparty with plenty of good eats, a snapping log in the fireplace, as a gr~d finale a series of hair raising ghost stories to send ahivering to bed, but not to sleepl Oh, no, it uas not the t stories that kept us awake. It was the necessity for lying deep, for, of course, Ylhen our pledges had been so good to us, could not turn them out in the cold , We hadn•t intended to let em into our house secrets prior to initiation, but they ~e re too t for us, you se.~. Illness has claimed one of our members and interfered with r. Dr. Torma, our patroness, has been very ill in st~ Joseph : s 1pital in Denver, and Ada Baker has had to givA up school on act of the continued illness o~ her father. we miss both of these era greatly, and are hoping for better luck for them in the New apter.

Quite a few o~ our old girls have been back to visit us , and former member of Theta Beta Zeta, Ruth Edmondson, came back for ini tion on the Friday be~ore the Christmas holidays. • Ruth was ill Installation tine, and shortly a.ftermirds she left Gree ley, but her erest has a.lnays been at \1hi te heat, and the initiation vras the ~~r to a long-de~erred desire . Most of the girls vrent home for Christmas, but the House _,,Ton,ar, her daughter, Lilian Criswell, our President, another daugh' Ruth, and Lois Tuttle lcert the house open for chance guests, and 11 be here to welcome the returning girls. Our numbers ~ill be reduced 1 for Kabel Crittenden has been graduate d, and our loved Esther Tihite has been offered a very attractive position in , Montana. . ~9 of our to~7.n girls, Miriam Smith,_had a knit~ 1ng par:y t.hosA of us who remained at the house dur1ng the holJ.days , aad our Adviser, Miss Helen Payne, arranged f or the crsi~st kin~ of thering of both house and town girls. The &venin? was spe~t J.n ping corn and in dancing . 1lY, but hon mu?h He d:d appre~J.a~e , opportunity to get more intimately acqua1nted w1th our ~~dvJ.ser. Beta Beta wishes every chapter a glorious New Year . Lois Tuttle, secretary. nNo':v, if ever, should our summer dreams ?ome true, ?ur hea~~ 5 a · tain their aspirations, our hands fulfill the1r long-awa1 ted ~.u . . l&.._ ' shonld. our faith renew its hold on God and Tru~h, and. our v. ry . • climb upward to their heaven. For,lo! the sJ.lent u1nter J.s ~P 6 t 1 s spring." Ed'.-lin 0 sgood Grover·


69 . ALPHA GAllMA

The dominant thought in the mindo o:r "Indiana" . SAs durinG According to :present indicatioj_1f", girls uill never get thro talking about it. ~e all fell so in nth her that every one of us posit i vely dreaded the hour of her .....~........ ...._r·c. It would bE? a. difficult matter to !Jlake you other Jleople stand just what H1ss Jen ett's visit meant to us, for practica.J.ly chapters of the Sorority are in schools ·.1here they are more tna.n ~,~,u~•o • where they are looked upon as a very vital part of student and a strong o.djunclb 11henever the facul ty wishes to put some neTI o;or the top. Sororities ·with us, tho not e ~ra ctly a ne-:- .:.do:.J. in obool , since locals have been here since 1902, are not reo.lli ~and do not receive the encouragement that Y:oul d ma~e of them table power for good in the school. To us it seeme d a most athing when we learned that the President of Miam:i. Uni VRrsi ty is ~bmr~ssed with -the fraternities a nd sororities as facto rs i~ coll e~u t he has provided an administrative officer to lool{ after welfare, to attend to all their booltkeeping. To t,_s it seelllfld to hear of places where the college presidents make persvnel on of sorority advisers from the faculty an~ hold these women .__~ le for the character end quality of th~ groups to which they ignAd. · Uiltil that day comes at 11 Indi ana'! some. lVe hope, we shall to be content with things as they are , but it cid seem mi ghty to have somebody take a real interest in us. somebody ~ho wanted just how we were making good in scholarship, in school activi , in work ~or the brave lads at the front. Of course , ue have all along that A.s.A. , nationally and indi v idu all~ wa s dee p ly ated in the w~lfare of Alpha Ga~a, but to us it seeme d quite moat wonderful thing in the world to have somebody wel k in on us the void, so to spealt, and actually caring about even the litthing in our lives. Is it any wonder that Miss JAwet t put p r1 t in ua, _that she ma,de us see everything with the larger t~uer 'f:as Hiss Jewett's visit.

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It wa.a jolly nice too that thi·ee of our alumnae coul~ c:me with 1ii ss Jev;·ett Eleanor Lowry of the Pittsburgh As socl.atJ..on, t Veil and lYiary' stouppe from the Johns tovm Club . 'rhey ar1n a terrible blizzard on saturday. Hargaret and l~ ary ·here able thro sunda'' and Eleanor over Honday. saturday Ni ght there nicest kind o:f din.Yler together at Urs . ']hi te' s with twentyplates laid. The color ~cheLle vvas yellow and ·white. The p lace were tiny vvreaths of yellow chrysthanthemums, and e~ch table had -..rnli,repiece of white chrysanthemum? tied 1r~ th ye~lovr r1bbons · .The were rhite,tied with yellovl sat1.n,and d1.splay1.ng the soror1ty s in go ld . The hour to return to the gr?un~ ~ c~~ a ll to~ soon, the memory of our eiglth banquet as an o rg ~.nl.Zalo l.On •Tl ll fore er frr us unusual significance . To ~.!arjorie Nix fell the honor of being ini tia.ted ·vi th :.he Paraphernalia . Our services have alwa?s s eeme d full of mea.nbut ~~id such an exquisite setting we rece1ved an inspiration stirred us all most dee :~ ly . Our Johnsto,:m ;\lumnae hear~ about th 1 1" 0~ -'-ha t Tnstn.Jl~ti0n Trunl' taro the t\:Jo ltlP.ffie ov~ 1ne ss 1. v t vide somethiW! pr sent and have already ex~ress?d a desl.re 0 pro 1 Y ~ for~ ly aati~acto:y for hl?~e G~mna1 _ s~ ne u~~ ~vep~o~~~edo~~;n~ur o servi ces ·.nth a. e;et .. J.ng as lo ve.Ly as a initint~.


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Uonda1 is holiday at "Indiana", so there were many opportu -

tes ~or us to get better acquainted nith Miss Jewett and for h er to

informally ~aculty wnd sorority peoplA. coming as She ~~ ~ 1i th Jomplate a knowledge of the ideals and ammitions o~ the As so ciati or Pec.i.Bg<!~~ca~ so~ori ties, Miss Jeuett 1,1as able to explain to us F-atr-a~~t!~8 OI India.n.c:- a sood dea~ that n e had not heretofore ~;ro.spe d r on·. . Qh t1e all n~e?-ed to knou, J.f the A.P.s. Group s here a re to do tl1e::..· toward ra~s1ng otandards throughout the entire pedagogical f i el~. atten1oon Vlf! held a. special meeting followed by a jolly te a to::.1, an.! then H~s~ Jewett ilas carried off' by the Alpha Sig'lla Tau to tll~ir a.rmua:~- banquet. Ue were loath to spare her fo::- that of t.:tmf!, but _t.h? ASTs treated her magnifj.cently, and we cera."9prec1.ated the~r courtesy. Tuesday ,'iss Jewett left us t o shor·t. stopover ,.lith the Johnstown Associa tion, and we «ere c'71'not good A.S.A. type just then , for every one of us lo~ ked ~s abe had been dipped in indigo. Christnn. s a t hon e w-Jill h e l p cc~e, then Tlill come Neu Year's with its chance to make the most glorion.-J to car~ o~t every one of Miss Jewett's suggest ions . Before school closed for tre holidays l1.lpha Gamma spent a ll JP&re time dressing dolls for the little girls at the Count y ao~e . the boys we provided toys.- Tie did enjoy playing s~ta to the ~e t le motherless children. After school reopens, there is to be b1S drive to help the Y.M.C.A. War Fund. our Pre.sid,ent, Dr .K'3i"':.:fl.., to raise $2000, and Alpha Gamma is going tb h e lp push the matter • auceess:f'ul finish.

EPSILON EPSILON December was a busy month for tho .ASAs i n Emporia . On t he the Chapter gave a Red Cross Benefit Tea a t the house, and incitatly made quite a respectable a~ount t o hand ove r for the use of local bra.nch. One of' our decora:tive featur e s ...-;as a large d.ol l , eaed in the costume of a Red Cross· nur se , and holing in her l~p a 11 f or the coins~ Then six of our memb er~ in the Physical Training havn be9n he lpirig vli th the work on sure;th cal drq g ni n0 s . One of' the most exciting thing s s i nce i nsta lla tion v:as the o ory won by our ~odball team over the team of the Cc llege of Erop · • The score stood 14 to o, and the Sch oo l wen t vd l d , f or tte Uolie a long-time :;.~ivai of ours, and t h i s v;as the f ourth con~....-;.t~ve ory. There was a big banquet in h onor of the heroes at tho P~1 -...,p,•fraternity house. A.S. A. was much in evi denc e a t t his affa:t.r. Epsilon Epsilon has several n ew patr onesses t o i ntr?duce t o SOrority at large, Mrs. Huggins, Hr s. Edgar Forde , and 1~13 s .Ber:rce Johnson. \7e were most fortunate in bei ng able to s ecnre t:rwse en, for they are all very influential i n smp~ri~, and ye~ ~ are .so_ &rming that they are easily approach ed . 1.he1r 1nterest \1.._ 11 count r IDUch to Epsilon E?silon. . . · Tho basl{et ball squad ~las been picl~e d. an d A. s . .l · 1 s r epre ted by ~~au.de Ba,rrig£>.r, Erma .a~own, Hazel Brovm an~ JJo1 s Y:o )n ~ ~ ' au.dft was elected Manac or , s o she is v ery "1-)u"y n::t~cln~~ ~am;s h,., other BChools. We had E!, wirming "t-e am l ast ~Tear, uPd lv vdl_... ~--;;:.~1.r ..... • • lC't to il.S.A. at Em po~i£'. , if t he same 00cd. fcrt<L'l& co:;es ~u:c 11 ~ay •·6 81 a Dvvc;errther t.e lJ ~an:r oth e r thinG3 af interest .~.or · ~~ ~-S;_" '1'h re na~:. til~ s an Ca :r·:l.o GranG. ope r·a :Joupany that plesented .c~,liJl ,~l ?t · c. ba ~ k f rom n • s v · "'1 d a .LPcture by ou.r fnrucus rim. A ~~ sn \i.:.r1-.·c1 t ·'3, JUS •· '-' ,. •· .;-, +_..... ~ 1 0 tha fro:at and "'.JrimfuJ.. of enthuslas::t for the ?l I 0U ~ -v;o r~. ?. . ~r:r Croae. F.is explanation of ·::.he needs of th~ s gr ea~.. humaru.ta. J.c.:.n

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~~:rli,IISJ.ji,A.,. Z&.tion ma~e t~s realize as never before hm7 irr.perati ve ; s tho 10r un:f'ail111g of t:·1.e Red eros"'~ at a,l ti""e It- ..•3.'1 () e t -n su:~port ~.Pt t ~ .... s. . ...,.,_mM.t :&.C •no~ n n .en er he climax of hi o speech an i m"!lunso .:vn~, i ~ , g ~a~ umurl~d to d~. splay t~e one hundred and oix stars for our s unc.er tl:e :::_lag. Every one rose :1t once and p ledged to Red Ore :.· member ohip~ so ~he tally of students is the tally of the rted Cross r~olment 1n t~e Normal School 3ranc~ of the order. In.spJ.te of all the work that has been done and that has aen projec·ced for our men and for the @overro..ment 7 tho li ttlo chj_l r'1 .. ~ t the eouth Side were_not forgotten thio Christmas. The Y.W. socj _ L t \'l.ce Co;:::nni ttee prov::.ded a tree and entertc:ined about Ol1.e h~ndred I t ' ~.tttle guests.. The celebration v;a s he ld in tl1e gynL"'la.!:iLl""l, ·"' ttl:- you!!gsters tnoroly enjoyed the opportunity to try ot~.... s7-1:,. . ._... r , t!'le .{>para.tus • A. S. A. had its share in this joy -gi vine; e·.~en ::, , f o .· r thl,ee "Browns" "mre on the COl'DlTii tteo. Dlanche stevenson has now becooe an affi liated membe r o~ Epon Epsilon. r!e are not sure how long we are to have her tho, fo r· e family has left tovm beeP-use of tho transfer of her sto p father a now pastorate in ·okmulgee. \ie hepe, ho\7ever, that nothing wi ll terf'oro with hor finishing out the school year vri th us, for we fir.. :I. c.t she is quite indispensc.ble to us aa a source of sorority lcnmrldge, quite aside from her ovm charming personality. Our Christmas spread, to which we looked forward with so joy, had to be postponed until after the holidays, · owinr; to tf1e 1sure of other events in the co~lege. Personal interests can not ate precedence over national needs. •:;e shall f ind our reunion e.ll the more enjoyable, I am sure, because of its postponenent. Ha zel :Crown, Historian.

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ALPHA BETA

The Convocation exercises for the :F'all Term were held on vembor 27th. At the appointed time, the ~Uss es mar-ched to ti1eir le.oes, each led by its president, followetl~Yits narshal bearing a autiful banner in purple and white ';Ii th the name of tho Class. ':he aical pro[;l"'am i·>~as unusuall:r fine and w2.o fol lo-'.·Ied by <m ab~.e ad ess delivered by President Kirk, who outlined plans :for the nevr lasses , especially those in music and physical trs:ining ..•~fter the ess diplomas were r;i ven to those who had finis~e~ ce rt a1n p:ebed courses. Our Gladys was among those receJ.v1n3 the 90 Hour ploma. · · , Alpha Beta's social affairs for the new term, nhlC.t:l began ter the Thanksgiving Recess, ware st-arted off with .a ' tacky' par~ y, ich turned out quite as illuminating as 1 t vias enJ _C:yab le · . 1 It .!.. ~ ally astounding what a difference clothes· r!lake. .. e wou ldi.1 t ha Elieved that it vms pGssible for any of us to look so t~.clcy ·. . ., For our Christmas party we v;ere deli ghtfully en~..oert~1ned .... t a home of a patroness Mrs, B. H. stephenson. Alpha Be ta 16 cettainly Most fortunate i~ the. charning women v1ho hold the~se lves so tr,qt~ently responsible :.?or the happiness o~ the :ner..1berslup · tur e rs The school has been most favored 1n the ~atter of l~c ; t'llin Fall. Former President Taft a ddressed us on c~e oc~~~l~~~t a.1.a. one uf the local theatres brou[ht ?rivate Peat to tmm. h A . --n-. r the Frenc rmy . l!• i -.J . · · d rdc~nt s'eake~ was Lieutenant Paul Perlgort o~ c" lumbi a Uni vercity, t.,1c rrar broke out in 1914 , h~ v:as_ a ?tun:n av ~n A l us t of tl:.at •r1ng cot:!e to this country 1or specl al+h.,tud~~'r ··ri~l~n,.,. his commi'1he returned to B'rance and entered " e a_ J ' · o .&>


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at the battle of the liarne, where he led the charge af'ter hi 5 ow~~A had ~een mo~tally wounded. Lt. Perigord was a most forc eful H1s Engl~Sh was perfect, but there was a charming French ,and a most ple~si~ personality that could not but hold an auin thrall. H1s s1ncerity, his broad mindedness his scholarlv tude , and t~e fact that ~e spoke right from the he~rt concerning" expe:ienc~s+mad~ h1s_3peech ~most telling one. Lt. Perigorr aent to this COLllL.ory -r.o 1ral.n Amer ~cn.n aoldiors for service at t'1.e • but his gift of ora~ory soon wacle hin:: more valuable to the cau~ +,he power it gave him to put fact s before the Ameri c an people 'mr". tb!s way make _clear the reasons for the wa r and the imuortance of o~ ' a sho.rc in it. ?erhaps the ·thing that thrilled ICirksville mcst was his tribute to our owr1 John J, Pershing, now the head ArmY in F:ance, but ?nee just a student in these very halls. have ment~~ned PerSh:tng' s :v-; ords at the tomb of LaFayette, and have called ~t the greatest speech ever delivered on French soil ID American, but those words will bea.r z-epetition again and again, th~y hold lc7i.thin them a wealth of gratitude, while recalling t.he a l time in the history of our beloved country. "LaFayette, we c:n ·e Four words only, spoken quietly, almost in a msper, but Nords once uttered became at once a classic . Europeans in the years saw many ..l'Unericai"> tour:h~ts on the . continent .were inclined to look us as a naticna of' loud tall,ers, that spent money :f'reely for selfcation. Perhaps Europe will un~er stand our thin-lipped Uncle better in the future, will come to know him as a man of few words, ot mighty deeds. At any rate his sons are in France ready to cll'at tb their blood the Charter of Freedom. Kirksville has lost its "Grand Old ManE, Dr. Andrew Taylor . . .,44, diseovere~ of the science of Osteop~thy. The story of' his so intimately connected with the life of the city, would be a tair history of this oection of the country during the last eigHy ~-~~·- for Dr. still crume to Northern Missouri as a lad of nine with 1 father, the :first Methodist missionary to a section that was just opened up by pioneers. Tho his fathe r and thre e uncles wore o1a.ns, and tho he read · such books on medicine as Y:ere available his father's home, it was fron nature that the thoughtful you~h . .. e~t1Yed the inspiration that led him lat er to found a new schoo~ of ,.,.~~ng . Before he had ever studied anatomy in books, he had almost ed his knowledge of bones, muscles, nerves and veins from a observation o:r the structure o-.r squirre ls and rn.bbi.t s taken on hunt . . It was during his service in the Civil Uar that_ Dr. still lost his f'aith in a.-uss , and his late r study_ a~ a medic~l coll ~ served to strengthen his belief' that every l1v1ng orga~sm has it power to manufacture and prepare all chemi ca~s, ~~ t e rials forces need to build or rebuild itaelf, togethe r Wl th ail t he rna and apparatus required ~o do this -rrork in the most perfe ct m.d.n ' producing the only substance tha~ can be utiliz ~ d -~n the ecm10m.~.tho individUal. But altho Dr. Stl.ll h ad been th1nk1.ng_ along th e~ 0-· --~wms for many ' years it ·;m~ not until 1074 that h e made lns great. ,d~;.r of Osteopath~.: und not until a~ost ~,·.rent~ yea;: s l a t e r th~~ n·~ "WII15atll.1 shed his Schoo 1 here in Ki rlc sv~ l~e -rr1 t h h1m ~e_l.1. as th~ on.L: o.m~o of the facultv. The abuse and r1d1cule to Hh1 ch Dr. Stl.ll ~d. 4e t ~h a have been the ~ortion of all gr e at s e er s, or l y s . tf h ·" d e · n ·. , c ea were sue 1...., r U. a u. S..,,, l !1 d th good fortune to see the r eall. Za 10n 0 •11 ;~ ""1 0;1 ~ eno~gh to have his system of h e aling re cognize~ no t., o~~ly St· t T ,....· i t but more recently by the Gove r nment 1 t s elr 1 n a e ueu"-~ a .ures, ;n ' he A~~, The world today i::::; r e a dy provisivn for osteop aths . . . -c H .... ....., •


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Dr. Still's contention that the bo kept in pDoper adjustment nou . ~ dy 18 an 1ntr1cate machine into Jn.pe and useful old ~ge ~~~e~h:d ~~r:~ :for , t r.il l run harmony, health will hold dominion over ~ h "' e par s are in natural and immutable as the lari s of' gravi ~ t ":llDQ.Il organism by OUt of little_Kirk sville there h a s gone aas~~~~m of healin l s ~rlnging back v~gor to broken bodi es. God gr ant that out o¥ 1e Kirkaville there has gone another who i s t o b ri ng h 1 t t' ,-our mm John J. Pershing. The old world 1- b-rokee a _ 1~ ·"o !l~ It d d t s n 1n :.JO u.Y ani.... 1t . nee s _rea+ jUS~J?ent, so that all ita part s may work harm together, and 1S What h• '"' be .LWJer1 ca. t s pe.r t . vhat . . . WP. . b e-11·eve- 1-S •o the great struggle,-not the 1nJect1on i nto an a l ready poisonea bod] now virus of hat~, but the de claration that ther e can be no h&al ~t· t he God-given r1~ht_of freedom of oppor t unity is al lowed to ~orK ts dest~ny-the br1ng1.egof health to the t ini e st t he mo s t in::Ji gn1 .. atom 1n the body caporate. ' DELTA DELTA December was quite as wonderful in many u ays as was April. wi ll always stand out sharply in our consci ousness , because i t t or us the ~oor of A.S.A., but this fi r st December . will a l ways close second l.n our thoughts, because_ i t brought us lli ss J ewe t .t tneased our first dance. lle shall never cease to regr e t t h a t ewett had to come during the week , wh en no ' so ci al affai rs may be When s~ude~ts must be in their rooms at 7.30 wi th qui e t r eignUe were simply broken-hearted when v.'e learned that Ni ss J ewet t not remain over for our dance, for we needed her pre s en ce a t t ime , and we did so VTa.nt to pre s ent he r to the student world a t UIIVERSITY. POt'sibly Hiss .Jewett 1:n d more time for qui et heart to talks w1 th our girls, for longer confere nces \7ith the cu llege ·---·~--- -... ties, and probably she wa.s less we a ry nhen she l ef t us than have been the case, had she been a party to the late hour s that permi ssible at week..:.ends. i7e lmow tha t she he lpe d us a l ot, that zplained many things not perfectly understoo d before , that we can on in caoe.quence to those who will hav e char ge of' De lta De l to. • utfll'l' year many suggestions that \iill be of the utmost value t o them lding a. strone chapter hero nt Ath en s. Ue are surer of' our<more confident of the future, and, of course , deeper i n l o•Te A.S.-A. than ·ever before. Then she brought us the visi on of NATI CN , for She came from 'beyorid the Mis sissippi ' . You see ue of Ohi o auraelves eastern, and that reminds u s. How fast the TIE~T is r e ! It is not so very long a go t hat vre n ere on the f r ontJ.er , and. WI hear people talking of the cLtie s a long the Pacific Shore as tho were only in the nc:xt townihi:>. A year ago , to five of us at , Missouri Kansas Olelahoma a nd Colorado seeme d very far away . Jewett bro~ght the; right to ovx very door ! Th e soro r i ty has USAs of us as well as ASAs. Our dance ,-;as a great success, i n s pite of the fact tha t. ;re limited by university rul i ngs t o an expenditure of $25. Perm1 s t o uoe the gymnasium accorded to a ll 11 U11 organizo.tionst cut ou~ i t eu of expense, le~t us prac~ically the ~hole s~ f o~ n~ slc refr osbments. The G:rm is pretty b1g , but Wil r e duce d ~ ts d.t.me noouside~ably by hant;ing strean ers ~f our coloro c:n d banne r s of urCJrities and fraterni t ies f rom ~. oh e b a lcony. d e entle b r ee ~e n at the side windows kept th8 s ,. wavmr__z v , e.nrt f ro a l l the

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fbere ·were_several feature dancea. For · one the lights were c! out and we danced. in ~he. r~diance from a big \7111 te moon bearing ~tters of the 8oror1ty 1n cr1Mson. In another feature dance we tiny t~ts, the little daughter of our Patroness, Mrs. Ual~, ~ 11 ttl~ son of Prof, Hoover, toa·s down snowballs of cotton wool the balcony at ~he. mo~. ;71 thin the snowballs were the names of partners. The k1ddies were too sweet -for anything. The music was very good and consisted of piano, violin, saxeand t'l!"'WWls • Tie we_re fortunate too in having two Alpha Alpha as guests, o~ Sponsor, Ruth Donnell~ and Lelah Proxmire, another Ll~~ who 1s teaching rather near us. Another girl whom we o \"E'l" Jnyed to hav~ with U& 1.vaa Bertha May, who nas one of' our· pegroup last ~pring, but who was prevented from joining us at ery last minute. · · Nao~ Caldwell, Historian.

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ALPHA December was uShered . in at Farmville by our first snow storm, tbo light flurry that we so often havo, but a down right blizzardy r that made up for its tardiness by its depth~ our school build•• built on Colonial lines, are always lm.utiful, but- they are never eo lovely as when one may view the tali pillars across an expan ~e or.ratalline snow. In spite of the skating, the coasting patties tbe jolly frolics every day, the snow seamed to bring 'n th it a •~..-..re restlessness, for it spoke of Christmas ahd the home fireside, we were eager for the days to pass. There was just ·ane thirig that made remaining in sChool even ~~~le after - the longing for home began to grip us , and that was the 11 over exPecting Miss Jewett. u e were all at the train to meet tbat memorable Friday night, only to find that the train was hours and would not be in until midnight. At this point school re~ula­ etepped in and forbade our auai ting the arrival of the train, and ot sitting up to welcome her. Throe of the bunch,- h owe~er, were aa.~ft••A• d that privilege, but the rest of us insisted on having a share setting ready the little midnight feast that was to be served on arrival at School. In the mornins r.c all had a chance to mee t her, to sum up our feelings in a fc -i-1 wo rds io to say that "t o Imow her to love hor" . Miss Jouett sinply took us by storm. Sab'.a:day · there v;as a 1 J..iodc1 Mee ting' --we certainly hope Miss t thought so--at 1.7hich each officer gave her report and 1~iss told us about the other chapters that she had visite d, as we ll out Alpha Sigma Alpha generally . Then thoro w~re our favorite , and best . of all Miss Jewett's recitati on of"A.S.A . IF 11 , a poe~ needs no apologies to Kipling, by the ~ay •. If _you.other p~ o pl~ not hear 1 t you must get a copy, for you \nll f1.nd 1 ~ most l.nspl.r·and you w1i1 reali.ze .that there is no "IF" when one l.S o.n A.S,,lt. Saturday Evening the Chapt er gave a party in Hiss. Jcnet-c 's and invited tho 7ri Sigmas to meet he r . The r oom l oo~c~ l ovely. and vthi te crepe paper streamers were draped fran ~he cel.ll.n? to wal ls .in the shape pf the badge . The :ed and wh1 to draper~~s d ded mu.ch to the effectiveness of the settJ.ng. There ~ re _P 0 "" 0 r •·•··~At~ , palmo and ferns, in profusion. After the recept1.on ther~ Tas ~~~~~~~, with a deliciou 8 salad course and c?ff'ee.for refreshme~Ls . ~~· lOn t s, ~r; Jewe tt gave a lkttle talk on soror1.ty _ tb.e re:r rel;l.lu!. m ... s 8


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"Whereas the world is nou in suCh chaos as has never been among men, and is given over to almost universal slaught~~ and death; and wherP-as it is plain that I must believe in God or bAlieve in nothing;

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1..- That I will seek God as I l)ever yet have sought for Him, expecting to refresh all the older stores of faith that have accumul~t eJ. me since childhood, or by tradition, and anticipating the discover) ot new oourcea or faith that Shall be as freSh as the necessity that calla them forth. 2.-That I refuse to surrender to .the "outward and visible" world , t daily spiritualize my life and thought, finding the soul the abiding reality , tempering it to its hard environment, steadying it to Withstand the Shifting winds, deepening its assurance of God, Heaven ; and the fu tur~, and so reclaiming the lost art of experiencing etRrnity in the midst of time. 3.-That I claim the right to joy in spite· of all that war or oeu may do, and that for at least a half hour each day I practice myself in thinking, feoling, believing and hoping exactly as if there were no terror of battle and dismay about my listening ears ; and that amic the noise that seems to tvdst all our culture out of shape I sere~eJ ~ pursue the culture of the soul,t~at spirit and spirit a lone may relhape · the Shattered .vessels of civi l ization . 4.-That I cultivate more deeply the acquaintance of my long-timeaokqowledged Master , the Christ, acceptine more fully Sis standards ot r~sponsibility, liVinG up more unreservedly to His Moral demands ; finding Hie yoke of · conduct hard, inescapable, yet glorious and rewarding, and that both by His brief biography, and by His unseen companionship in the passing hours, I actually come to kno~ Him , to feGl Him, and to converse with Him • as a man talkehh with his friend'. 5.-That I hold out the open palms of the hands of my life for a11 that is good, seeking in my small ~ay ~1d place to rebuild the beleaguered ci ties of Kindness, Good VTi ll, Meeknes·s, Gentleness, Faith, Temperance and all the lovely things against nh ich there is no larv; and that. such help as books or society or soli tude may give to this end I wtll not neglect because of war-haras sed nerves. 6. -Tha t I look forward to a better day f'or hU!nani ty and resis~ the tern.j_)t.ation to dv1ell entirely in the days gone by; that I des0~n0 to the very i'ourdat).cn stonea of life and by plain expe.:.. . ience com3 to B3e at l a st that tl'ley a:::-e indectructible; that I cast out pern:.civn::.. dr:Jsjmi'JI!l and win tbe mic:hty uictory of hope among the a~hes , le::t.r·n:i..r t tn•1s tn0 contentment au"ld indUntry thv,t ::-eign suprer.te in the heart. of 3oJ . Geor ~e

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.n4 ideals that seemed to be enjoyed as nuCh· by our guests as by

ves, at least the Tr Sigs _said that they never had passed a evening. SUnday \7e had to ·resign Miss Jewett to Miss Peck nho want t.:> with her and. entertained her at dinner.. In the afternoon, howshe was back w1 th ua. After supper she showed us the contents of t wonderful _T~~-· Thoso satin gowns, the oobroidered altar cl oths all the other loveliness quite took our breath away, but Alpha is lvcd to duplicate everything in the near future for our s ervice :rves such a. setting and 1rro want futuro i ni tiatc~ of tho Mother · t.er to hav? ·nos ioprC?ssivo an initiation as the gthor groups are inti to tho1r new monbers. Later on in the evening we sang our te sones to the accompaniment of Anne Gregory on the guitar, af'Ur we adjourned to Senior Parlor, -r1hich is such a pretty custom. at lle that we think you would like to hear more about it. Every SUnday evening the seniors get together in one of the attractive ~-~ .. rs. There is usually an im~t~ptu ontertain~ent by students, and - ooaeion talented members of the faeulty will contribute t o the enof the evening. This time it was a reading by our neading Bt'Uia.,..,,..,sor, uho pre sontod "Tho story of tho Other Yli so Han 11 , a most -.rPn!~1 a.tc selection for tho Christmas season. Then our orm Inza sang in her sweet, unaffected way that everyone so much enjoys. There were classes on Monday, of course, but ue uere glad of opportunity for Miss Jewett to sec something of the wo rk dono here, our sChool ranks nigh and is gaining n ew prestige fo r itself ouch There were many times during the day, when some of us had fr ee •~~~ods, and every one of those was usod to good advantage for pertalks -vdth chapter officers. we had hoped to keep Miss Jewe tt ---~~1 late Tuesday, but the uncertainty about trains and the making of made it seem best for her to leave Farmville earlier in the day. we did hate to see her go! .And wha.t a big vacancy there v:as after had gone! But how thru1kful we all were that she had been able to to us, to bring us the vision of the· larger nationalism. · Not tha+, did not -realize before she came what being part of a big organizameant~ because we did in a way understand that, of course, for ono d not read the PHOENIX and not grasp the signifi cance of the more ly extended m~mbership. But Miss Jewe tt~s coming has made the sorority a very VITAL thing, and we are feeling as never bewhat night be called its dimensions,-its length! its_hrea~th, its , and she visualized for us the unseen fourth d1mens1on, 1ts . WBILEh~SS. some how after she came Christmas lost a lot of 1ts quality. The big eagerness "':ms no longer for the quick apof the holidays. .our thoughts ran past them to ~he l' EW YE~, we ware to really try out all the splendid suggestions _that H1s s had made for the improvement of the chapter and fo r 1ts larger ln the school and the sorority. . There was ene thing that Miss Jewett misse d ~hat we , sno~ld been so glad for her to see. That was the Dramatlc ~lub s blg_ cess,which was pulled off only the week before her arr:-1v~l, a~1 d ln ch success .ALPHA girls had so large a share. It was JUs~ a cnarmIri.sh comedy-"Gre:m stocldngs" -but it furnished an eve:1H~1? of gay . rtain:nent. The :-)hief leads vre re talren by ASAs, l,~artlla. Fl tzgera.l n. a:':"i!'fS ~. s the o.ashiYlg soJ.cUer hero, Capt. Smith, Ma ry Le!.gh a3 ~he • . • · f' . th ,.. sus·' e ~nead as the ~erpe!'y old bachelor· , Capt. Gr .1. ce, .... no s -·51~eve::-1s, a. e- ' a new .J. ""' G.:•a.r,e J?ledge, as t .•"le . f o::,_J, a mos t d 1· ff l· cu 1 t par""._, na.1::~tor

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Virginia is to· have 1 t ANNUAL in · spite of the war. SUch exas there. uas when the \VOrd was passed around and the voting for the wiUi~st, the prettiest, and such enthusiasm vnthin the when the l1sts were posted. I knon tha.t our Alumnae will be 1nterested . as we ourselves over what A.S.A. drew. JUlia stover 7oted the,most popular student, Frances Robinson the biggest gig-now don t you thinkthat was wonderful for a Chapter Treasurer-Gr~gory the mos~ talented, and Inza Lea the most striking and the ind.if"ferent • . \Ie are expecting just as big a re1'resentation next too, for our pledges are really the best ever. Alpha -rras happy beyond words to wear the white and gold in of the new chapter at Emporia and extends to Epsilon Epsilon a hearty welcome • Here• s to more of her kind. 11e want a. lot like her. Huldah Daniels, Historian. ';IAMMA GAMMA

Practically the whole school turned· out to \-re lcome the delethat_had gone over to the installation at Emporia. It just at t1.me.s as tho the other aorori ties Fould never g1v1, us a · to have our girls to ourselves. sss uanted to ktl.tf..~ our bunch l liaatllgllt of i>beir cha.pter at Emporia and so did DSE. ./hen the lat ter about the AGE· of our Kansas group, they said, " '~:Te ll, you ASA s always seem to get the best of everything". \7hat could we do agr~~?

Gamma Gamma celebrated its Founders' Day with a four course rat th~ st. Nicholas Hotel. Belle Chesnut , Esther Delzell, ldred Foster, Hilda Rank, Lucy Reed and Elsie solf were the alumnae biOk for this jollification. \ie w·ere right sorry that more could not present in person, tho their letters shone d clearly enough that they with us in s'prit. The afterdinner toasts by alumnae and Patrons i'lere unusually good this year, and the new songs brought over Emporia called forth unbounded enthusiasm. The \linter Tezlm opene·d on December 3d. It saw but a small lment, because so many of the boys are in camp, and so many gi:ls needed to take the places of the men teaehers in t he surround~ng triet who were called to the colors. In spite of the fact tha-r. "'e only about 250 students, vre raised $676 for the Y. M. C. A. _uar_Funa . there was a liberal taking of Liberty Bonds, and every g1rl 1s ly knitting and doing her share in the Red Cross nark, so, tho off in Alva we are pretty far from th~ heart of things , it waul~ s eAm there is a very vital c~ction between this l itt le commun1ty the dynamos of effort tha~~roviding such po~er fo r the Army and Mrs. Faulkner, -r1ife of the President , is quit~ the most wonPatroness thatGamma Gamma ever had . She seems l.n_lo~e.Fith girls anft is always doing the nicest things for them l.nd: Vl.~Ual~y as a chapter . It is rather startling the way aho has mc.·::mved t..O so cloee to us. I vrish that every ASA had the p leasur ~ of kno....-Tng her. Gar::II1la Ga.mma has had to give up its ?resid~nt, Mr s, .~.Je~ li_;. le, this Term on account of home duties, but sh~ -;nll be back o .i l.n·1 1 later She needs only a fen credl. t s to graduate. .. ...er cours~ • · · Annabel Lee Harr1.s, secre t ary.


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PITTSBURGH ASA The Pittsburgh Assaociation held tno meetings in Decemt>e r

1n honor of the rushees of Alpha Gamma , and the other , one ueek , in honor of ~iss Jewett.

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t Hotel and took the f?rm of a luncheon. The first affair was e, during the ThanksgiVl.l1g vacation of 11 I:i."ldia.na:; an d for the ex-

s eed purpose of getting. acquainted with the loca l s tudent s who we r~

rushed by A.S.A. at ' 1 India~a ;; . The rU SL"'leP s rre r e ~fi ne lo t, the sort that we shall be glaG. to welc m.1e i n ·~. o our l.sso ciation r zre.duation . One of them pr a ct ically t'1ld us tha t :She \"iO'.ll d gJ a:.1d anotf>_er eX}_.;l'esaGd g:;..... e""t interest in our alurn:'lae orgc:.nizat icn, we ~nCJw_that o~:· h:relleon 1:;as of some r~el? t o the Active Chapter . recept1on to h~sEk~V!~tt, ?f ~curse, was looked forw-ard to for s, but the wea~herA~r1ed h1s oest to spoil our get-together for eent a blizzard up the line to delay her train two ·,·rhole hou~s and so upaet our local tr~sportation system that several of our girls it quite impossible to get into the cit.~r from the suburbs . Wini sowers, of Alpha Bata and more recently a resi dent of Sharon, Pa .; fortunate enough to o,rri ve the night before and to stay with EleaLowry, so She did ~ot 16se out on meetinb her former teach er and end, but it did seem too bad that every Pittsburgh ASA was not on to receive the ins}Jirat:!.on of a personal meeting with Hiss J ew·e t t those of u~ vd1o were so fortunate as to get to the Hotel did not Dlch chance to talk v..ri th her, both because of the lateness of her and because the one that was to takeher and Eleanor Lowry up to Indiana" refused to consider our rlishes in t he matter . However, eanor called us all up after her return the follo wing Tuesday and ld us many things of interest, and we are soon to h ave another ~ s e t­ when there will be more news of interest . Besides we are look 'torward to seeing Miss Jenett in Pittsburgh again, and ri ght s oon hop~. Norma Piper, secretary. JOHNSTOWN ASA The Johnstown Association held t wo meetings during Decembe r , dinner at the Merchants• Hotel in honor of Miss J evre tt, who v1as e~ oute from "Indianan to Virginia, and then the r egul e>,r mont hly mee t1 ng D~cember 29th at t he home of Mar.,ian Kaylor. The f irst get -togethEr all thct hee.rt could CJ,slr :f'or. Ever~r ASA , sa:re one ? "~>Vas p: e s '3nt , the Hotel gave us t:1e nicest :cind of turke y d1 ~1ne r J.n a ~r 1 vat e room with yellow and .r1 hi te as the color scheme . S\Teethe art oeee formed the lZenteepiece , e,nd at each pl a t e there vra s a n~e and place card decorated with a yellow rose . The absent e e -r:a s Mar y an, r.,rhose physician forbade her leaving home, ~or she had been te ill and was not fully recovered. It was a JOlly party of h·e that sat around that square table and di G. ju s tice t_o th~ good ngs provided, and it was a mo s t inte r o nt od bunch tha t ~ t ened ,~,~ , at Miss Jewett could toll of the chapt e r s she h a d seen , ,.n d t o .. e h~d to offer in the suggestion line for t h e *rea~er ~tr en~tllen1.~b our O':'ltl Association and of the Char ter ,_,_p at IndJ ana~ . 1 .. l~e re .._;u.· r meeting was not ::::o well attendedr,J for the dc.y :ms a ho ol .rd:-;ro . . . ; " . f " f th . members Vl6re Ot;.t of to viffi f or 0 1 u-J VJ. '-'· a. l' antl. then some o e t 1: VA Yri th us two of th e act~ ve r.3 bu ... ···e we-e so fortunate as o _a · · ... ~ , . ':: · : - ,r . . ~ 11 .:1~d Ruth D3m:;soy, so thor o \7as J?UC~1 t'? Loc.r .. ,. . result of the so two mo ot s t J.ti'lU.L. e.t~nG n•.J ' h · • ~, .l!o~Ca~or ,h7tc~!e ~vl"l.co t hc.~oP~)un ... ngs · A-: a. . n ,... • inr i t self a very a c t1 ve ye1.L~ a the Johnst.orm A!lsOcl.atlon 1 ..... P-O~. l.s bt Zola Grumbling, s ecre a ry • , .. s.A. v;orz.

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SPRINGFIELD ASA Tho S~n·in~fic~d l:~.Gs?ciati:m hc:..s l:>ocn holding it s I!lOCtint;co , but J.t uas d1.eappo1.nt c d 1.n its hor:e of having Miss IIe~-rett a 6\lOSt on ~er way.ba.ck to Missouri from Boston. 7h.e train servi,:,c soA.demorall.zed ovn.ng to the intense cold and the scarcity o:f coal 1"' ~d not aeo~ th? pn.rt of n i ador.I to 1:1o..lw tho stopover. The at1.on :felt. tl:us d1.sa1)pontmcn.t most keenly i.:e c au::; e no orie of its ~was oo s1.tuc..ted that a visit to Mi:1Illi was possible duri~ Jl:is-:> s s~a~ t~cro. . In s?~ to of bcint; lco~t at home on that oc0asio:1 not b~l.~ aole to n 2.vo Miss J cvre tt Hi th them l a t er , tho members 0 ; AssocJ.atJ.on have been all()~'.ring t.."'leir thoughts to ryar~de r far afield to make. some quite inte :re stillb p l :tns. One of t hese ts to atte11d' 11111rerrtl on 1n a body, 0oing ·c.o it by aut omob:. le and picnicing a lone road. Another equally interesting p lan ~s for the tcacner s in th~ to ~o to the f'ar ~ ·;est next year. Applications hc:we alre a dy f'!Jel!. with the superintendents e.t the bigr;est '\;estern cities. It the intention for all fiv e to teach in th e same city and to live thor in one house. such o.n n.:cro.n somunt u ould seem to have many tages, chiefest a~or-g · ~hich a r c tho chanc~ to travel toge t her and the country together at the vre olc-onds. ~·.ny Far i1est ASAs nho l:no·.; pleasr>.nt surrounclingn a..nd openings for five teacrJ,ors ,ill confer a ~. .......... by correspondir...g 'Hi th t he Nationa l Treasurer, Ruth Duffey, SO'nth aton, Ohio. MISSOURI

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The Missouri Aseoci"'tions at Kirlcsville and Kansas City he.ve The ~ 1oberly laiOCiation has been rellabili tated under the inspL:·ational guidance the new state_ se cre:b2.ry, Carmen Fisher of Cairo . several uninitiated oom"a:>Ors of tee ()ld Kappa The ta Psi g r ou p h:tv o b e en meeting "."Ti th tho bunch, &"ld are beginning to to.lk of affili c:..tion ni th ~\ . s.;l.. in the near future.

been holding meetings, but have but little to report.

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The National Historian, .Jorothy Batten, vre.s ab le to m2.ke a

week end visit at Farmville during Misa J ewett's stay, and so she could carry back to the Norfolk As soci ation not only a ll the inspire.--~'" '"' of o. mGe ting 'ITi th :ns s Jey.· ett, but also the very go od news of the lendid chapter now at Farmvi lle and its remar kab l e suc ces s in rush"". It Tias to be re gretted that the r e ·;ras no ASA :1. ssociat ~on in ~ich ­ ., _...._~ for when g oing over to Farmville :Uss Je 1.7 ett h ad a wa1.t of hours in the· city and "il'OUld have b3en able to g~ ve any Af?As t:1R1'e n C"Xcellont idea of' what the nciT A. s. ~ . has accomi) ll. shed dur1.ng tno last throe years and vrhat it hopes to be able to do. in . the y~a::s ~u::::;t ahAad . J:Torfolk was too far out of t r,e ·.ray to perm1.t of' a v 1 s1t 1n li:mi ted a tine as Ym.s at her di s:~osa l . The Nor 'foU: girls, hon eve r ; id ce t to meot a membe r of Al pha 3eta Ch~pt e r in the person of E~tn: · c~1no :Sn,; erson bride of Lieut . Epperson, recen t ly Professor of' ., ,a i· __ :t.tico ;,t, Ki~k~vill o , l a.t or in tr:1:i.nint; at Fortress ~;onroo near No·:·~L:.: and at ::Jr cse:1.t st:ttioned a t Fort Poncacola iYl F lorida, '1.-rl1ence , c~u;6.in to ; lett e r prin~ed in th? ~Kir1':sville Inde~", he expect_s o go t() France iYl the s::~r1.ng .. In ·chl. s s::>.me l e tter B1eut . Ep,ersc . .1 A a :'li[;h tr:.bute to t~1e wo:::-lc of t.he :nen ·.1ho had l:.ad a collo?'e t&ir..g. He 8 tated that sta'.;,j_stics showed that 951: of the cor:ums,re:-e held by college g raduat es.

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• "Ha:ppJ'. NeYl Year to you and to Alpha Sigma Alpha 11 , sa.id the Pres~dent to. the National Vice President , as the Boston bells d out on tho fr?sty midnight air, heralding 19lO, a year tha.t is a Uonder Yonr 1n tho sorority, ir a ll signa fail not. Earlier e ovo~ng · there had beon a candle li~1ting ceremony and a trueing the BU:JP1ceG, to see 1.1hat the future mi ght hold of special interest pha Signa 1Upha. There uas a tall red candle symbolic of the National 3ororit~ around it in the f'orm of a square , tno on a side , r.rere red cru1dles honor o:f each of' the pre sont Chapt ers. The central c'n.ndle \7D.S tod :first, and then :from that -rra.s t aken tho flruno to light tho candles. Miss Jew-ett nat:1ed each as it uaa touched r1i th They wero big fat candles vd th thick wiclcs, and the roon soon a blaze of' light. There u asn't a single taper that sputtered fli ckered. Each one burned brilliantly end steadily. There \·.rere :four other candles on .the table, small green onen Kiss Jeuott named for the four local societies that She wants to into the fold during 1916 . There ~as one of tl~c four that Ghe .n;od to bo tho f'irst to como in 1 but it very pervorooly held out after the other three had given up their separ a t e identity. This aamething of a disappo~atment to the Vice President. You all know the old-time prophe~y ceremony,-the asking of a. , the openmng of the Bible at r nndom, the finding of the tio answer in the first verse that the eye sef;)s or the fi ntOUches. Miss Jeuett vm.s generous enot.,sh to make her first quesabaut the health of the National President. The prophecy u as for new heart, a heart of fleSh'. As that is the very thing tha.t the e have been norking for, so that the Na.tional Pre sident may ~ot 10 muCh of' a Shut-in, the prophecy proved all that could be ~es1r ed. The prophecy for Miss Jeuett uas pretty ne arly a s satlsfac' and had to do \dth ,-oh ue most :forgot that we ue ren't to tell one, but nere to let Time attend to _the norki ng out of it. :~y V~e are sure that no matter vfhat the f'uture ho lds for our cn.pu.ol e onal Vice President, J,.lpha Sigma f~lpha wi l l _f?r~lte!" ho~d a very place in her heart, for from the moment of 1~t1at1on 1nto the So ty ahe has not · only believed in its destiny, but h ?-S bee': ready ~~ time, o oney and energy to it s advancement... The 1ntens1 ty. ~~ --;,J. ot in Alphn. Sigma Al :;?ha i s unsu:rpo.saed 1n her o:m S?rorJ. ~, y 0 4 any other in Hellas . Her inspection tri p , a lre a.dy y1e ld1ng sp ~~~:­ reoults is the biggeot thing that she h as ye t done fo~ the or~·- .1..Lon, ~ut; like the :;?re sidt!'l~ at the conference of the 1t s~oci <1~l O? of O("ica l sororities in Au gust , and the inst alling of ~p s1lon LP GJ.~_or 0Vf'r:,ber, it has merely opened more door o ofT opportun1 ty for scr v.•. t.:" Sigma Alpha.


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Miss J~wet~ is_intensely interested in extension. She ia ~ ' because she ;s ~m bued vdth the tru9 missionn.ry spirit. sh ·-"' what Alpha ~~gnm. Al:pha. can be- made to mean in the lii'e or t:n ridU&l girl,. and sh~ kl.'lOVlS nhat 81o poner it can be in a college, a stimulus 1t may prove to the student body. She wants every of adv~ced rank to h~ve sororities, so that the ~omen studentG enjoy the advantages of memberShip not only while in school, but years a.f't~rwarda. .She would therei'ore gladly vrelcome many neYl s, prov1ded a.lwa.ys, of course, that they uere in high grade inons. Your No.tionti.l President, on the ·other hand, has been ·Hatchaorori ties grow for quite a quarter of' a century, o.nd she kno r~s two net~ oho.pter o. year vlill me:m a roll of f~t·ty in t\7entJ~ ye c.rs . is terrified lest she be like the old ,.,oman 11ho lived in the shoe had so many children she did not know what to do. She believes i ·-~ukinds ~t discipline. but She does not enjoy the prospect of . . . . ......0 them a.ll soundly and sending them to bed supperless. she her children to have jam ~ith their bread, nnd she wants ther U"cund her t1hen~ the evening lamp 1 s lighted. Annually in connecw.t.th her 8 Ha.ndbook11 work she counts the headstones in the Hellenic. ry, many of them bearing the family name . She does not want to to tbe family circle any raster than that same· family circle produce big si~ters to look after little sisters. !he third prophecy is in doUbt, because two questions were aimu.lta.neously, one about 'Extension in 1910' by Uiss Jewett , other by Mrs. Martin a.bout • Council Timber ' . The n.nsner:-"Tuo five rams, five he-goats and :five lambs" may therefore be vari1nterpreted. Even ·M iss Jewett t.:as scared at the thought of sevG:.. new Chapters. The l~bs particularly did not appeal to her , Of ~oP•~ the proPhecy might mean that there would be FOUR Chapters, each different type, but it might foreshadow a single chapter with ··-nrtHrltA en members and a four year course in the college. Your Nationa.l lident, however, preferred to read in it the promise of seventeen ~Mlt workers, twelve who had already seen service and fiue new peeTime will tell. One of the principal things discussed in the ••~·-~,·~-a was the increase in 'the number of the National Officers, more of that anon . Just now we want to talk about present day Miss Jewett's study ·of internal afi'airs and her inspection lhowed that there were two marked weaknesses Ln the sorority. weaknesses are not pecUliar to Alpha Sigma Alpha. They are comto ALL Pedagogical sororities. To a certain extent they ar~ to expected, but they can be eliminated, and it is of this poss1ble -M-~ ~tion ot weakness in the sorority that your National Presid~nt res to speak at this time. One ~eakness was invariab~y.mentJ.one d any conference that Miss Jewett had with college author1t1e~, t he lident, the Dean of Homen, the Dean of tre School pf EducatJ.on, t11e Vidual prof'easors. They were a unit in doc~ar~ng that our ChaP!·1 ~r too small for the good of the college, and :Lnc~dentally for the --: good. They pointed out also that our Chapters do not loo~ aht=.Jacl select girls who will RETURN the follouing TERH or FA~L, a s the may be. They .clh.&im that >"Then ou~ of' ~ group of tue n~y _o: ;or e ., four or five return tee Cho.r; t or 1 s cr1rpled at the very "'t .... rt t.. nd r quite recove~ :from that initial l'lo.nd.i V '-P • The Nationa l Tro u.ou~y l :J a oilen"t. i7~ tne ss to the truth of ~ contention on the ·x1rt of coll-:;go f0.cult1es. r'on-profe c'Ji0:Ial ties in the four ~en.r collee;e s carry ?ho.pters that run a1;yrrhe~e twenty to f'i:fty an c1 oven over on occ~J.sJ.on. The averae;e s1.ze 0.1.

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8! . ~-~~r·Assional ch~~ter is 25 members, while that of the pedago-

• 15 members , S1nce the non-professiona l sororities reve:r ".1av 3 ~es less ~ban $5 per ~ear and since they average 10 ~3J~bers ye than A.S.A., it is qu1.te clear tha t the non-profersl 'Jnal sr'I a ernges 150 more per annum from its chapters than does A . s .A. '_ essional s.orori ty of eight cho.ptora, therefore, would have ~il-~-' per annum to use for intensive development than is now at the a·: cot A.S.A. _0400 extra per year in A.S.A. would make many things nati~nally, ~al_inspections, council mee tings, bigger, betplblications. . Th:Ls l.s. oe course, quite aside from the handicap by the ~rgraduate Chapter ttself, as a result of chapter

falling an a smaller numbe~ Then, there is another side t.o 1:-hf.! ~iel d . The non-profescbapter returns on an average 75%· nr· •ffs membership. The pedn.IIOl"'J"itJ seldom returns 501! of its membership, and in mo.ny in-

a it does not return 25~. The~ are cases vthere chapters have an even smal_l er percent. Interp-reted in years,· the non-pro-

sorority holds its initiates in the undergradUate chapter

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years. ~e pedagogical sorority does not hold it s in the chapter for more than ONE year Ibn an average. In Where Jhere are delayed initiations,either by faculty or local len1c ruling, or 'Whex:-e students ~nter in the middle of the year, ~aatrioulate for but one term, it no\~ infrequently-happens that an tiate may have ~t a £ew weeks of undergraduate life. It is not to poiS!~tha.t the girl whose active connection with the sorola aaeasured in V1E.EKS is a mUch more diffioul t proposition to hantrom the standpoint or alumnae interest than a girl would be who DOt finiShed her non-professional course, but had remain ed in colTHREE years.. · The solution suggested by various faculties--larger delegat.md more care tO>- select the girls who mll finish the t wo years at least--is perhaps the only solution 11ltit(· will shand the test· , it would seem that one other suggestion might be made,-that of 1n1 tiations. At present such a thing is not possible, b e cause a deem it wise to bar from sorority membership all but those make good in their studies. If, houever, it we re possi?le to get 'a hibh school record nnd an unqu a lifi ed rocommcndat1?n fro~ alunlna who had knorm the girl in question for n. long t1me, the would not run any risk. Unfortunately A. s. A. has _not a s yet d to the distinction Vfhere it has graduate members 1n al~ the towns that food into n. given s chool , no~ ha~ i~ ns_yet ln any numbers the type of' Alumnae Association thnt ~s 1n P1ttsburg~. o.t mo.kea it its business to rush and secure g1~ls f.,r the. Ch~~~:o Uhen it is a fomgone conclusi on that every des1ra~ le ~n.trlcul ~ ... , a certain town will alw~ys go A~S - ~ ., bocaunc the Glr l r. she has a looked up to arc ASAc , t hen i.'l i 11 i t be ::}osnib l c ~or th~ U~~c:~~r· te Chapter to so.ve it o :-:; r0a~est ctro1gth for studyln[; nne. rt:,""~ . . . l l g1 rl \7ho comes unre corrr1er. d Get~ an d f'r om...,,.. . to··m · not on t ho L .s. ~ •. _o · · · · ~ ~1~ t1· o is only another r,o.y c:: r :::.l Glll:.;, "' J.c quL. s on a"'u to whether th our . te; member 3 are doi ng /~J... L t':!.;-.. t they could do to acl.:"D,nc e . e 1~ ­ ats o'f A. s.:.. , :1nd i ncL.. on tn 2.1y i ~~ bring s U.J to 1. c11 s cuco1on o t

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other vr.~ aknes s i~ t~ .) ~ ?.~rC::~~;~·bo c:1llcd 't laclc of cohocivennss~ Th1.s othe r 1102..••1.< ..., ~ ..... · h t " ~1·-,o 1n · .... .pr, t t 1 1 .... t o·..1r gi:,lo ro:.12.1n so c o. .... ~ ·dUe 1n p3.rt to vhe - ~ -C -' '-" . th C'l.GC of both UD00f' rr r~r1UP.t08 , and in part t o ~ i' :J.ilu~,C,il1. ct . ~ r t l1.o ut·"' o "'t. .·f) ...,',.:ible i 2th · s 0 -~ 1 ty coun .L o ·- ..., . - '-' ..J ... . •.ulmrlO.e,to malte _ c1rt . or - ~ this nc::Llcnecb is dC~'endcnt not on ... no ves. The el1.r:1ina 1on or


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e majorit~,or the uill o~ the faculty, but uholly u pon the ot the ~n?ividual ~ember. Cohesivene ss , the one essentia l we are a1.z:11ng to bmld a uell-kni t f ami l y or a uni ted sorori t" secured in one ~ay only,- t he defini t e r e solve on t he Dart 0 £' vidua~ member to do her share in the cementi ng process~ And solve, 1n~he cas~ of Alpha Sigma Al pha , mu st tak e the f orm of a a dhe rence to the 1deals of the order. Ther e mu s t be a t a ll the never-fa.ili~g. de~s5.re for, and the n e v er- ending seo.rch after , of body, mlnd, neart and soul. Tii thout thio steady purpose part of every member, there can not b e t he cohesiveness that for strength throughout t he organizati on itself and por~e r i n . ._ ' of the individual member. It GOCS vdthout so.y~ng , of cour s e , tho.t e very on e of us r o thc ioportuncc of .kcepins _the huno.n o o.chine in perfe ct runnins na a result of tine and thought s~ent u pon i ts care . I t go e s s a.ying, too, that rm .all recognize the signi f icance of a cultu red one trained to grapple unde rstanding l y n i th the prob l ems of the There can b e , moreover, n('l quest ion about our n Tlhich we live. of ourselves the very hi ghest t ype of character and s pirituthere is,then,any lack of cohesiveness in our org anization , not be dUe to any failure on our part to s et u p these three before ourselves. ITe live in a time, and amid surrounding s } thoso things arc dcn o.ndod of eve ry one 1mo noul c1 CO'I;ffit for any at ~11 in tho body politic. The part in nhich ~e fail,then, nu st be in our fourth a i n , --··T,on of the social side of our dev e lopnent. For some reason or we a re not getting the ri ght s ort of social training . ;.._t l east is what tl)e outside onlooke rs a r e s a yi ng of u s, and of othe r Gree : fo lk as well. These criti~s of the f r at e rnity s ysteM, som0 of hAve tho power to put us out of e xistenc e t h ro l cgi s l o.tiv0_ o.ction, oltdning tho.t vvc arc too self -centre d, that we a r e too ::;e lf:- sh wo go after uhat we want and ge t it at any co st. To b o br l ~~ the y us undenocratic. If this critici sm i s just, we a r e not g ~t ~ 1ng A most out of our sorority, or naking it count f or. all that J. t nhou~_~, 1n our own 11 ve s, but in the lives o~ a ll \U th nh om rre come 1 ·1 Whenever this critici~ i s nado , ~c o.rc ~luay s ready Tiith t or argument that ue h a v e a right to our friend ships , and that days offer the b e st ~nd in many c ases the only chanc~ to make ~~~~ friends This c;unter argume n t i s good as far as J.t_go~s, we confine· our. . efforts to ~·:..cQUI RI NG friends only ' and ~1 ;h~~t s or1 ty ALONE, then we a rc losing out on s ome of t~ b e s rin ~Pftl~i ty troining. The g reatest g ood t hat thc_sororJ.ty ~an b:en~ ­ members is the ability, aquired t hro pract1ce ' to mal. . ~ f~l e r that will stand the craclc of doom itself, ~ui the f?re~h: spa~ si~,... that the sorority can rende r to the worl d a a r ge f~ ~r Th e;e i ~ t h e lamp of this knowledge t o t h o se thai fo l~~:na t he p os so s;i on g lorious thing that c an come t~ ~~~ ~e - v; ~ies but u e h ave not ends and · all that the word .ttRl. ~ J.md ... h r ; our 0 ,m good f ertrue to our desti:ay , U:i.1.lcss we h ave l ea~ne . ~ P rhoo d to t h ose l e :J c the nccooaity of passinr; on t he t or ch o s 1 s te than ourselves . ._ . ~ d- ·ivcn tal ent i n so~e The abil.L. ty to ma. 1 ~0 frJ. :.1nds l; 11 uobeg a cquired by patience but fortun'"'_, '-c J y ~ t. i. s r..n fart. bth"" :t.;uvray · ty , i f '.iS u o ne~'"' J.n om.r s or or:L 8 ••ldv If the!·? i ~ c. l o.c~-~ o '":·? ~~ - trot ._,~ 0 o·.1gl1t t o pc, it i s ju st aolid, ~nd1o soL1?J. O so c:L c; y aking fri ends, be cau ao n e do 11-r./1-aro novice s at th~ s game 0 B -


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selves or our Sorority as seriously as we should. Certainly we claim that we do not know how to ~ake friends, for,ever since freShmen green; we have been a~are that the way to win people rash them hard. aow has it eome to pass that we have overlool{Au t fact that the basic principles in rushing--the winning of friends-- are worthy of the deepest and closest study'? Other ~han character there is nothing oore desirable than a personal~ty. That and character will make life not only an asuccess, but a never-ending joy . sorority people should 1ean1 st~t at the wrong end of education in rushing . Instead of be W1th freShmen, we should commence with ours8lves . The first every so:ority girl should be to get thoroly acquainted with her to so e]m~nate faults and to so add attractive qualiti es 7 t~at 11 become the most charming member of her own family ahd her own • ~-lhile putting into practice what she has learned in this vmy; begin to test her ability to gain friends by trying to win thn of those not particularly interested in her, other Greek-letter and non-sorority people. If She has gone about the matter systoly, She will find, when the time comes for her to go out into and 1vrest appreciation from an uninterested and callous pubthat she has in her possession the magic that will open not only doors of' opportunity, but the hearts of all with whom she may be t in touch. Best of all, she will one day awake to the realizatbat, ~nile seeking to win for herself the recognition that spell g success, it has somehow come to pass that the torch of her 1 ~ without losing any of its own brilliancy, been the means of passan the gle~ to others, so that the world is a far brighter place, She is living in it. The Chapter, every one of whose members is busily engaged in highest form of rushing, rd 11 like'\.>fi se one day awake to find the most popular organization on· the campus, and to find still tha~ honors will come to it as naturally a s bees to tne honeychalice. .,\nd just be\dause a C".aapter is made up entirel~ of vrinrls is no reason why it should be lacking in the quality oi ..-......,~ ..oss. One may be both firm and gracious . However great the need casion for forceful argument, the t ime can never come in a Chapte~ the right kind of cohesiveness Y.,hen convincing reasoning c':l.n not sented graciously and as graciously received . But to return to Miss Jevrett, her ~roar of intensive wor k the undergraduate chapters, and her inspe ction tr~p. I n~esti t;a ­ Shows that A.S.A. has at present moment but one r~val-s~s.s.1n five places A. S .A. is the stronger of the two, that ~n t wo there is practicc:.lly no difference, that on one. ce.mp~s only does • hmld ~irst place, ~~d there only because our glrls nad not bPen to the importance of' making the Chapter . count for mo re as an zation thro care~u1 training of i ts members for ca~pus lead~ rsh~- . etr of the f'act that s.s.s. ~as had three more year~ of e~:pe:~cnc_~ pedagogical field, the present record of A.S.A . ls_sonothl!l¥. ?~ ne may Fell feed proud, and one to which we may e0s1ly expec~_, t.o neu honors in the very n oar future . Oh, yes, s.s_.s. has a ~oi.lger er roll but it ·,va s ee.,..eR yeE~.rs acqui::....ing ten c.~.'la.pt e_:r' s whllo . £pe!lt' but three year~ :1n securing six: "Je c.re mt'!.c.a all~~d oi game on that count, LS you see, and.be:>:.des ?::-Y o,ld salt _,q.ll tel_1 un-..,ll tHe clock tha. t h e never h_eard Of e .;- ght bells :c1ncru1.g o 1~ tstruck -1: Even if' our little chime did start up before the cloc-:- s ruv -~ote in it, i' or eve ry bell 1s at tun d th ero 1- s no _,t._. a dl- .Acnrdant . ~ + t ·1 Sorority keynote end ringa true av all 1mes. p


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Profile for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority

Asa phoenix vol 4 no 13 16 jan 1918  

Asa phoenix vol 4 no 13 16 jan 1918