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CONTENTS GAMMA XI CoLONY PLEDGED ------------------------------------- --- ------ ------ -- ----- -- ---- ----- --------------- -


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POTENTIALS FOR STUDENTS IN MUSIC ..... .... .... -------- .. --.-------------------.-------------- ----.- --.-- -.. 12 SoRORITY WoMAN OF THE YEAR ------------- ------ ----- ---- ---------------- ---------- ---------------------------- 15 BETA ZETA CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY -------------------- -------- ----------------------- ----------- 16 ALWAYS RooM FOR ONE MoRE ----- ------- ------- -- --- -- -- --- ------------ ------ ------- ----- ------------- ------ -- 18 NEW ALUMNAE CHAPTERS -- ------ -- ---------------------------- ----------- ---------------------- -- ------ --- -- -------- 22 SEE THE USA-WoRK FOR

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WHo's WHo --------------------------- --- ----------------------------- ------------------------------------------ --- ------------ 24 QUEENS AND CANDIDATES --- ------------------------- ------------------ --- -- --------- ---- --------------------------- - 25 HONORS ------ ----------------- ----------------------------------------- --- ---------- --------------------------------------------- 28 SPOTLIGHT ----- .. ---- ...... ------ ......... ------- .......... --- ..... ------ .... -- ... ... ... ..... ............ -----. .... .. . . .. . . .. . . . 30 STATE DAYS 1966 -------------------------------- ------ ------- ------ ------------------------------------------- -- --------- 32 COLLEGE NEWSLETTERS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- 33 ALUMNAE NEWSLETTERS ------ -- ----------------- -- ------ ---- ------------- -- ---- --------------------- --------------- -- 51 IN MEMORIAM ------------- --- ----------------- ---- -------- -- ---. ------------- ---- -------- -- ---------------------------------- 63 DmECTORY _______ -------------- ------------- ---- -------------------------- ------------ -- ----------- ----- ------------------------





'I1IE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA is published in the fall, winter, spring and summer of each year at Eden Publishing House, I724 O.outeau Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63103, official publishers for the sorority. The subscription price is $1.50 a year. Send change of address and business correspondence to Alpha Sigma Alpha Central Office, 314-C East Pershing, Springfield, Mo. 65806 Address all correspondence of an editorial nature to the editor, Mrs. Stewart Koenemann 1230 Hoyt, St. Louis, Mo. 63137. Second-class postage paid at St. Louis, Missouri . Postmaster : Send Form 3579 to Alpha Sigma Alpha, 314-C East Pershing, Springfield, Missouri 65806.


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OUR CENTRAL OFFICE The purpose of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Central Office is to serve YOU, our college and alumnae sisters. Central Office forms the "Center" of our sorority and draws alumnae and college chapters together to establish a meaningful organization. Central Office is also the "Center" in another way-location. In September, 1964, Central Office was re-located in Springfield, Missouri, after having been located in Kenmore, New York. Because of the more central location, it is the hope of the National Council that all members will benefit from faster service. Because Central Office is a vital part of our organization, perhaps you will be interested in the duties that are performed here.

Following initiation, the member's name and initiation number are recorded on the chapter roll for permanent record. As initiated members leave college, alumnae cards are set up in the master file, and the names and addresses are added to the list of PHOENIX subscribers. Alumnae members are listed by chapter and by state.

Rosalie Clark Padgham

Juanita Roberts Rowe

Central Office occupies space in a large office building which is near the downtown area of Springfield. Upon entering the office, the desk first to be seen is that of Mrs. Harry G. Rowe, Central Office Executive. Here she works with chapter records. All pledge, initiation, badge, and life subscription fees are received in Central Office and recorded. Upon receipt of pledge fees, pledge manuals and ASA songbooks are sent. All badges are ordered through Central Office, and Constitutions are sent as initia tion fees are received. Central Office is also responsible for ordering a Certificate of Membership for each new initiate. 4

Mrs. Rosalie Padgham records alumnae dues. Rosalie also changes addresses which have been reported to us by alumnae secretaries, college chapters, the postal department, and alumnae. Needless to say, changing addresses for some 20,000 A'LA members gets to be a big job. Adding zip codes to these addresses has recently added work, but we are quite relieved to have all zip codes recorded now. Changes of address are reported to alumnae secretaries, chapter vice presidents and college alumni offices periodically, and alumnae chapter presidents are notified when new A'LAs move into the area. Lists of area alumnae are compiled upon request. The fall packets containing college officer materials for the year are duplicated, packaged, and mailed from Central Office. The pledge and member examinations are also printed here as well as National Officer reports and correspondence. As you can see, the duties of Central Office THE PHOENIX

are many and varied. There is still time, however, for pleasant AL..A relaxation, as is evident in the picture below. Here, Juanita Rowe is discussing the latest edition of the PHOENIX with

Rose Fellin, National Treasurer, whose home is also in Springfield. We in Central Office find our work most rewarding and are sincerely happy in serving you .


Kay Richard

Kay Richard, a junior at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, spent an exciting summer at Girl Scout Round Up in Farragut, Idaho. She applied for the job early in the spring and received the position of troop adviser-at-large, which meant that she was in charge of 256 girls. Kay was in charge of seeing that the camps were set up properly and everything was A-okay! She was also overseer to camp craft skills. The Round Up consisted of 9,500 girls from every country in the world that h as Girl Scouts or Girl Guides and 2,000 staff members. It was a city of tents with a mass of girls. SPRING 1966

Round Up is more or less the ultimate goal of a Girl Scout because it provides camp experience and international friendship and experience. There were varied opportunities for girls. A demonstration area where each patrol was to entertain with a short skit pertaining to the area from where they came was a place. An arena of events was impressive. The girls, adults, and guests en joyed knowledgeable entertainment from the girls of different countries and also the goals of girl scouting were presented and given a deeper meaning to the girls. It was indeed an honor as well as a valu able experience to h ave this type of job. Fourteen years as a Girl Scout and two years of leadership experience made Kay feel that she was qualified to fulfill the demands that this type of position required. Kay also previously attended Round Up in Vermont as a camper. She has worked in several camps and is the program consultant for girls scouting in Kirksville. Scouting is worthwhile in that it provides a meaningful idea of the construction of a better citizen. There was no pay attached to this job, but the personal rewards gained from it will last longer than the dollar possibly could. Kay felt that she benefited from this experience in that she had gained international experi ence, an appreciation of the out-of-doors, job opportunity, and a realization of the importance of civic duty.



NOYES HOME Th e g ifts are ope ne d but t he fun goe s on for Pe nny Drake, Bryan Ellingson , and Mike Lock e, and Ph i Phi Linda Harrison , Mrs. Lilli e Ratcl iff , sponsor of th e Noye s Hom e , and TKE Mike G e orge.

The afternoon party began with a series of cartoons, songs, and readings. Mrs. Radcliff, sponsor at the oyes Home, introduced each fam ily of chi ldren and the children gave several special choral numbers for us. The arrival of Santa Claus was the cl imax of the day and the happy ch ildren with their gifts brough t each of us to reali ze that chi ldren are tr ul y the joy of Christmas.-

Ha vi ng a s muc h fun a s J udy Beck a nd Sant a are Phi Ph is Judy G ra ham , Linda Marshall , and Ham e lte Peterson.

Santa was greeted by twenty-s ix enthus iastic chi ldren from Noyes Home for L ittle vVanderers during the llth Annual Alpha-Teke Orphan Party. Phi Phi chapter of AL..A and Delta N u chapter of Tau Kappa Epsil on combined the ir efforts to bring the real spirit of Christmas to '1\TMSC camp us. The youngsters arrived the by bus and were escorted to the Method ist Church for one of the most un ique serv ices of the year. Following the services, the girls were taken to the cafeteria for dinner and the boys escaped to the TKE house for the ir mea l. 6

Exc it e me nt and ex pe ctatio n sh ine in t he e yes of Re na Wampler, Janet Beck, and Bobby Ga rdner a s they receive their gifts from Santa Eve rt Brown.


GIVING FULL MEASURE VOLUNTEER WORK FOR THE YODERS Serving hospitalized veterans has become a way of life for Mr. and Mrs. David M. Yoder of Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Yoder, the former Rhea Fetzer from Gamma Gamma chapter, joined her husband in doing hospital volunteer work in 1962 after retiring from the teaching profession. Mr. Yoder, a retired engineer, has been donating one day each week for the past ten years at the Brecksville VA Hospital in the educational department, teaching patients mathematics on all levels. Rhea donates her Thursdays at the hospital mending patients' clothing. The Yoders have been praised highly by the hospital director, Dr. J. W. Standeven, who said that "the most precious gift one can give is to give of one's self."

Rhea Fetzer Yoder at the sewing machine.

Fair in New York City before beginning his studies at Central High School where Betty is an English teacher and son Phil is a senior. Sarah Ruth, a ninth grader, is trying to fill the shoes of Akio's sister for his year in America. Akio, like so many exchange students across the nation, has been indoctrinated into the busy life of an American student and is taking part in many school activities. To the W allicks " Happiness is a thing called Home" where love and understanding abound, and they are finding happiness in sharing their home with Akio Tanaka this year.

EXCHANGE STUDENT FOR THE WALLICKS Betty Urban Wallick ZZ and her family of York, Pennsylvania, have an exchange student in their home this year from the Exchange Program which is a part of the American Field Service. Akio Tanaka, an eighteen-year-old Japanese boy from Kudamatsu-shi, Japan, arrived last August in time to spend a few days at the World's



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Wallick family with Akio Tanaka.



With our

CITY PANHELLENICS INDIAN A POLIS are a few things displayed. The importance of simplicity and uniformity in display is stressed Panhellenic Association is as important in a city as it is on campus. We are very fortunate as to not influence the girls. All senior girls in the city of Indianapolis are to have a very active association in Indianapolis. Nancy Williams XX is our delegate to Pan- registered, and an invitation is issued to the high hellenic and she holds the office of program school dean's office. In the years past, an averchairman. Letha Gaskins is the alternate. These age attendance of 600 has been tallied. We women are doing a fine job of representing feel that this is a good system to use in introAlpha Sigma Alpha and also informing us as to ducing young college-bound women to Greek life. These are a few of Panhellenic sponsored acwha t Panhellenic is doing. Panhellenic sponsors many things during the tivities we engage in. We would enjoy and enyear. One of these is the Deans' Luncheon which courage others to let us know more about Panis held annually in November. All deans of hellenic activities elsewhere in the nation.women from colleges and universities in addi- MoNA MoNTGOMERY MILLER BY tion to high school deans are invited. The MUNCIE luncheon is held to honor a college girl who has the highest scholastic achievements during ancy Starr Dickson XX is Philanthropic the current school year. This year we honored Chairman of the Muncie, Indiana, Panhellenic. a girl from Purdue University. She has always been an active member of MunAn afternoon with Panhellenic is being cie Alumnae. Nancy has an excellent profesplanned for M arch 22, 1966, in the Krannert sional record as a teacher at McKinley elemenRoom of Clowes Hall. We are co-hosting with tary school in Muncie. She has served on many three other sororities: Alpha Phi; Alpha Xi professional committees and workshops. Nancy Delta; and Chi Omega. This afternoon is de- is at home this year with a son born in Septemsigned to acquaint each and every sorority ber. Her husband, Sam, is on the faculty at Ball woman with Panhellenic, its activities and its State University. purpose. We sometimes take Panhellenic for granted and don' t realize that without the association with Panhellenic we might not stand. This year a songfest is in the offing with each sorority contributing its best singers. Sounds like fun and I, for one, love to sing. Every year Panhellenic sponsors a card party and style show at Wm. H. Block's Tea Room. The money collected is given to the scholarship fund. Indianapolis Panhellenic Association gives a reception for high school senior girls in February. It is held at Butler University. The purpose is to let these girls know about Greek life and college life in general. They are entertained with a skit depicting college life. A style show presenting current styles on campus is given to inform the prospective college women. To add to the wonderful line-up of events, the girls are serenaded by a fraternity and then given a tour NA NCY STARR DICKSO N through one of the sorority houses to give them a glimpse of sorority life. HARRISBURG Each sorority in Panhellenic has a display of Chairman of Ways & Means Committee of uniform size to show the girls the sorority Harrisburg City Panhellenic for 1965 was Jane jewelry. The sorority pin, lavaliere, rings, etc., Shaffer Peters Ar. To raise money for their



Scholarship Fund a square dance was held which was quite successful and is being repeated this year. Scholarship awards were presented to senior girls in eleven area high schools who have shown the greatest achievement in their senior year. It also maintains a loan closet for sorority girls in the Harrisburg area who wish to do graduate work. Nineteen sororities are represented in the Harrisburg Panhellenic. Jane is very active in the Central Pennsylvania Alumnae association, having served as president. She is a den mother for a Cub Scout Troop and vice president of the Highland Elementary PTA. Jane is the mother of four children: two girls 14 and 12, two boys, 10 and 2. TULSA The goal of the Tulsa City Panhellenic this year is to obtain 550 members. With women like Rita Gilstrap Miller Br behind them, they will probably achieve this goal.

ST. LOUIS The St. Louis alumnae chapter is proud to have Judy DeMasters Winter ZZ on the executive board of the St. Louis City Panhellenic. She is doing an excellent job as publicity chairman for the group. Judy is a graduate of Central Missouri State College. After graduation she taught high school home economics for two years and has resumed teaching in the adult education field on a part time basis. This is not Judy's first experience in Panhellenic work. She has been a Panhellenic representative in Tulsa and in Wichita. In Tulsa she served as chairman of the hospitality committee. Judy, Weldon and son David are active members of the First Presbyterian Church. In her busy life she still finds time to pursue her hobbies of sewing, millinery, golf, bridge, and antique hunting.



Rita has worked with Tulsa Panhellenic for five years and is serving as corresponding secre路 tary this year. Her husband, Larry, is football coach at Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa.

ROCHESTER Rochester, New York, AZ.As have been very well represented in our City Panhellenic Association recently and the girls responsible for such outstanding contributions to Panhellenic not only deserve recognition for their efforts but our heartfelt thanks for the credit they have brought to Alpha Sigma Alpha. When we became members of City Panhellenic a few years back, Alpha Sigma Alpha was a sorority that was not recognized by many of the Panhellenic members. Today when one says she belongs to Alpha Sigma Alpha one is at once aware of a quick (continued on page 10)

SAN DIEGO San Diego Alumnae are proud of Bonnie Brown Brough ZZ, who is current president of San Diego Panhellenic. Bonnie was one of the founders of the San Diego alum group and has been president and active in the group. Bonnie lives in Poway, north of San Diego, has two children, and is active in church and community affairs. SPRING 1966


Sallie Newton Honored And again, another honor comes to Sallie Newton, an alum from the Boston University Theta Theta chapter. She will be best known to all of you as the convention pianist for the last two conventions, the first time as Theta Theta's delegate. You also remember her as the winner of the A2.A song writing contest, and her song was sung at convention. Sallie has been selected to appear in the 1966 edition of "Outstanding Young Women of America," an annual compilation of approximately 6,000 outstanding young women between the ages of 21 and 36 who have distinguished themselves in one or more fields of civic or professional endeavor. Miss Newton is a graduate of Boston University School of Education. She was awarded her Senior Collegiate Diploma at the American College of Musicians. A member of several music societies, Sallie is widely known for her accomplishments at both the piano and organ keyboards and has received many competition awards for playing both instruments. She has been an organist since 1960 at the Covenant Congregational Church, Boston, where she has been featured during several concerts during the holiday season. Mrs. Patricia Bogle, associate editor of Outstanding Young Women of America, says that guidelines for selection include unselfish service to others, charitable activities, community service, professional excellence, business advancement, and civic and professional recognition. At present, Sallie is Program Director at the West Medford Community Center. She is a Program Committee Staff Section Representative of the Settlement Council of Greater Boston, an agency representative of the Medford Conference of Community Agencies. She is a member of the National Recreation Association and the American Guild of Organists. Young women were chosen for inclusion for their contribution or ach ievements in community, civic, religious, business, professional, or political activities. You have already read of many of Sallie's other honors and awards in a previous issue of the PHOENIX. We, who count her as one of us, not only admire Sallie for her ability and accomplishment but for her sterling qualities of character, her leadership ability, and her efficient and responsible way of getting things clone.



She takes great pride in being an Alpha Sigma Alpha and the Theta Theta chapter honored her Mother with the Mother Patroness Pin, which she, also, wears proudly. Sallie, like her Mother, is gracious, kind, understanding, and helpful. Panhellenics (continued from page 9) gleam of recognition and a responsive attitude of respect. Under the able leadership of Mary Mentesana Stevenson n n and Marguerite Talbot Keating BZ as president and vice-president of Rochester City Panhellenic, one of the most successful years in its history recently drew to a close. How proud their A2.A sisters were to see these two poised and charming girls presiding so well at all Panhellenic meetings and social activities. Ruth Puis n n h as been elected secretary. Of course Ruth is doing the outstanding job we knew she would, in spite of her responsible position in the Home Economics Department of the Rochester School System and with an attractive home to care for. The old cliche, "If you want to have a job done well, ask the busiest person you know to do it," is certainly true of our three busy women who have represented their sorority so creditably on the Panhellenic Board. We salute them. Jane Terry Wiclger-Editor THE PHOENIX



Sell /t1(Jg(Jzines ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA MAGAZINE AGENCY Mrs. Allan E. King Chairman 3109 S. Harlem Avenue Berwyn, Illinois





Vocations and A vocations

nobility and generosity, not only of feeling, but also of action, for the mainspring of action lies not in the intellect, but in the emotions." This could be also said of the other arts. Astronomical numbers from authoritative sources, like the following, should cause us to pause and reflect seriously upon the mechanical, yet wonderful age, in which we live and have our being-in which our "population explosion" young people are growing up. Concerning mass communication, did you know that there are more radios than people in the U.S.A.? Did you know that approximately 77,000,000 radios are turned on every day? Did Dr. Alpha Corinne Mayfield, writer for many you know that an average of 4,000,000 people in magazines and lecturer for many conventions has the U .S.A. listen daily to auto radios? Presses written the accompanying article in the interest continue to roll on, turning out endless newsof the study of music. Dr. Mayfield is head of papers and magazines, pulp and otherwise. the music department at the University of KenIt is interesting to note in "Trend of Ameritucky at Somerset, Kentucky, after serving a year can Business" in U.S . News & World Report," as visiting professor in music at the University of Richmond, Virginia, 1964-65. She received 1anuary 17, 1966, that "Plans to buy television a B.S . in Music from Northeast Missouri State sets also are higher than a year ago" and "BuyTeachers College at Kirksville, Missouri, where ing boom of American families promises to keep she was a member of Alpha Beta chapter of right on in 1966." Did you know that an actor, symphony orAlpha Sigma Alpha. Also, she holds an M.A. conductor or an operatic singer can in chestra degree from the Columbia University in New one television performance appear before more York City and Doctor of Music degree from the people than if they appeared in all of their lives Southern College of Fine Arts. She is listed in Who's Who in Music (International) and was on the legitimate stage only? D-id you know that listed in the first edition of Who's Who of Amer- more people than ever before are receiving the Golden Record, which means the "platter" has ican Women. had one million sales? According to Time , 1 anuary 7, 1966, p. 62, for instance, a not-too::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: well-known rock-'n'-roller pianist Ramsey Lewis, Why study music? There are many possible age 30, has sold over 1,000,000 copies of his reanswers to this constantly occurring and rather cent record "The In Crowd." Virtually over important question. night his fee soared from $2,500 to $6,500 for a Many study music as preparation for a voca- one-week club date. I wish I had a comparable tion to last supposedly throughout an earning story to tell you of a "serious" pianist performlifetime. Others pursue the learning of music as ing classical music. Van Cliburn's rise to fame a means purely to enhance and beautify life, after he won the Tschaikowsky prize in Russia is while others use music as an avocation, some- somewhat similar, but not quite as fantastic. Let times supplementing one's salary very appre- it be said here that Van Cliburn had been "disciably. covered" before he played in Russia, having To be sure, these lines are generally not been a soloist with the New York Philharmonic clearly drawn (if at all) when a student first Symphony before he went to Russia. becomes acquainted with the art. Be that as it These above statistics are one of the greatest may, the human spirit will have a tendency to challenges that could come to those who offer meet the realities of life in a bigger way if it is instruction in music. What are we doing in the lifted from the commonplaces of life through public schools (which have a direct carry-over music. In the words of another, "Music inspires into the home) to create interest in, and foster 12


appreciation for good music programs in the concert hall, on television, radio, and Telstar? What are we doing in our colleges and universities to increase attendance, therefore appreciation no doubt, of concerts, art exhibits, book reviews, good cinema, travelogues and the like, by way of correlation of the arts. This semester your author is in the midst of offering a radio course over the air for college credit entitled Humanities, which in the layman's term is Music Appreciation. This course bids fair to becoming a far reaching activity with endless ramification for creating a better love for good music. This course is broadcast live from the music studios at the University of Kentucky at Somerset. With the invaluable help (and intense enthusiasm) of the Director of the college, Dr. Lawrence C. Davenport, (with a major in engineering), and a professional operator from one of the two radio stations carrying the programs, appreciation for good music is on the increase. Everyone needs experience with the arts. The highly endowed need acquaintanceship with art in many forms as an avenue for noble and satisfying self expression. This also contributes to mental health. The less endowed need appreciation of art as an agency, as well as an outlet, for enriching and humanizing a life which otherwise might be hemmed in by drab routine. The writer wishes to encourage discriminative listening to television and radio, not to use these as an opiate to dull reality, and therefore the senses. We should give pause for purpose. Iron curtains are mental, not necessarily metal. They are generally woven of prejudice, fear, lack of information and distrust. Wilford A. Peterson, in his book, Th e Art of Living, said, and justly so, that "Peace is God on both sides of the table in a conference." He also said, "Life is too short to be wasted in hatred, revenge, fault-finding, and prejudice, intolerance and destruction." Through education we may be able to eliminate some of these faults. Some desired objectives or aims as a result of experience with music and other communicative skills might be: I. To work into each day's fabric a little of the art and recreation which are absolutely essential for the growth of soul and body. 2. To awaken through suitable material selected from the best in the arts a desire and love for the pleasure and joy of a wide artistic experience. 3. To seriously consider Goethe's admonition when he wrote, "A man should see a fine picture, read a little poetry, and hear some good


music every day of his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul." Quoting from an editorial in Saturday Evening Post, May 8, 1965, "President Lyndon Johnson, recently declared that 'pursuit of artistic achievement, and making the fruits of that achievement available to all its people, is . . . among the hallmarks of a great society.' So saying, he asked Congress to create a National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, and to appropriate at least $10 million for fiscal 1966 to support the arts.'' There are many vocations and avocations in music, these may include the teaching of music in public and private schools at the elementary and secondary level, so called: Music Education-This can be in the capacity of teacher, supervisor in a particular school, or an overall administrative supervisor in a large city. More and better music educators are being trained, but the demand still exceeds the supply, we are told. Parenthetically let it be said that Russia's Sputnik has seemingly panicked some school authorities into forcing more people into science and languages than can probably be taken care of economically. Music, I fear, is being replaced too much in the grades and high schools by 'space age' subjects, not to mention the old, but ever-present rival, athletics. If we do not start training our youth in serious music, both as concerns performance and appreciation, who is going to play the masterpieces in our great cultural centers going up over the U .S.A., and who is going to fill these edifices so worthy of praise? Teaching Music in Institutions of Higher Learning-This may include voice, instruments, large and small ensembles for both; methods; m us i c appreciation; musicology; theory; composition; conducting; church music; opera and humanities. The Music Librarian-This is .a real need now, with increasing size of school and other record libraries, including radio, television and motion picture studios. A degree is now given in this field. Performer-Teacher-The Artist in Residence is a common figure in many colleges and universities at this time. Your author is a visiting Professor of Music at University of Kentucky at Somerset, and h eld the same title last year at the University of Richmond, Virginia. Performer-There are endless opportunities for appearance in concert; symphony; opera; 13

television, including educational television; radio; jazz or dance bands. Editor-The Music Editor may include a series of music texts for public school use; books for teaching applied music; music magazines; sections for newspapers; critique writer; program connotator and books about music and musicians in general. Church Music-A familiar title is now Minister of Music, which includes organizing and directing various types of choirs, as well as accompanying; organist; vocal soloists; director of children's choirs, sometimes without salary; "evangelistic" song leader. Many churches are building good and sizeable record libraries. Symphony-This is an expanding program consisting of major symphonies; professional; community; and the youth symphony, with its never ending possibilities. Kansas City, Missouri, deserves especial commendation in the latter area. Small Ensembles-Instrumental and vocal. Ofttimes for one's own enjoyment and advancement. It can, however, be very remunerative. Opera-In this field we have the professional grand and light opera; operettas; musical comedy; " Grassroots," which is a term often applied to a community enterprise or project. This, by the way, can be a most enjoyable experience. Private Studio Teaching-This may be full or part-time work. In many states private teachers are urged to become accredited by the proper authorities. Music Therapy-Interpreted, this means healing through music. Much is being done in this fi eld. It should be under doctor's orders. Some knowledge of psychology, and music is needed, particularly pi ano. A degree is now given in this field. Music Critic, and/ or Entertainment Critic -high salaried, if with a big city newspaper or well-known magazine. Maker of Instruments and the Repair of Instruments-The latter is an especially growing business with so many high school and college orchestras and bands in existence. Piano, Organ, Record Dealer and/ or Salesman-Now a big business in all fields. Recording Technician and Acoustical Engineer-The knowledge of music and of physics is needed. An advancing field. Orchestra Manager-A growing need. The Boston Symphony now has a training program in this field. Copyright Investigator-Some times used by ASCAP, etc. Some knowledge of music is desirable.


Piano Tuner and Piano Repairer-An ever present need. Composer-This may embrace arranging and copying as well. It is gratifying to note that the American composer is coming into his own. Worthy Use of Leisure and Music in the Home-To prepare one for the worthy use of leisure time both now, and in the later years, should be one of the objectives of acquainting people with good music. What man does when not employed comes from choice and enjoyment. Because he fluctuates most in his likes and dislikes during leisure time, it is logical to assume his character is developed more then, than when employed. Reading good literature, seeing fine pictures, beautiful sculpture and enjoying the best in drama (drama in the personage of Shakespeare still seems to be doing all right according to an article in The New York Times, where we read," The American Shakespearian in Stratford, Connecticut, has already sold 130,000 of the 150,000 tickets available for the 99 student matinees to be given between February 28 and June 7), in cinema, in ballet, as well as listening and producing good music, are valuable and interesting ways to spend leisure time. Leisure now stems from the eagerness of the average person to not merely fill his time, but to enjoy it at some active recreation. Recent annual compilations show that $2.5 billion were spent on boating, $2.3 billion for photography and photographic services and somewhere between $40 and $50 million on Hi-Fi components, excluding 'packaged' record playing systeii].s. Other items listed $27 billion for travel and up to $ 15 billion on hunting, fishing and other field sports." This writer believes that the leisure time value of music exceeds that of any of the other items listed in this survey, but this is a moot question. There is no closed season on music, remember. Music in the home not only deepens appreciation of the art, but may well strengthen family ties. A togetherness program and do-it-yourself project can prove to be rewarding and exciting. Several people are now building or assembling harpsichords, a forerunner of the piano. It is well t.o expose children to good music, beginning in infancy. Children are susceptible to beauty, and responsive to rhythm. Whether one uses his music for financial gain is not the sole criterion for music study. In this scientific age of high powered hustle and bustle, people should turn to the arts, particularly music, for the constructive use of leisure time, relief from strain and stress, aesthetic satisfaction as well as for spiritual uplift and solace. THE PHOENIX

SORORITY WOMAN OF THE YEAR Protests Image of Sorority Members Mary Ellen Hickey doesn't have to worry 路~ about creating a new image for herself. The one ~ 路 she presents has met with high approval. Miss / / Hickey was recently elected "sorority woman of the year" by the Panhellenic council at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. But Mary Ellen is concerned about the public image of sorority girls in general, and she'd like to erase any ideas that sororities are snob groups and that their members live in luxury. She'd like to clear up what she calls "frequent misconceptions" about sororities. "They are no longer a status symbol-at least not on this campus," Mary Ellen says. She estimates that only about 360 of around 5,000 women students at UWM are sorority members and believes the girl who does pledge is an "individual." And, once a girl joins a sorority, "there are no influences" on her to share a group opinion. Mary Ellen herself contradicts what she calls the "frequent misconceptions" about sororities. She works her way through school and she considers any money her parents give her as "a loan." Besides her summer earnings, she works in a department store 20 to 25 hours a week during the school year. This fall sh e d idn't start Mary Ell en Hickey her part time job until November because of sorority rushing and homecom ing activities. cafeteria. The groups have regular meetings Most of the sorority members Mary Ellen knows every Tuesda y night and "you're lucky if you at UWM are also "earning at least a substantial get a room in the union," Mary Ellen compart" of the cost of their education and she feels ments. Rooms are assigned for meetings by the that this, too, "spoils the myth" about sororities. university and some groups must meet in other Mary Ellen values the "close friendships" she buildings on campus. About five times a semester, a soror ity has a has made through Alpha Sigma Alph a and sees great advantages in the alumnae activ ities which mixer with a fraternity on a Friday night. These a member can join when she is out of school. parties are held off campus in public places but She is now serving her chapter as president. and are always registered with the university and also is recording secretary of the Panhellenic chaperoned. Other sorority social a.ctiv ities inco uncil at UWM. Next semester she will beg in clude rushing teas and parties, parties with local practice teaching and will have to quit her part alumn ae chapters, and one semiformal dinnerdance near the close of the school year. time job. Mary Ellen is very glad th at her younger sisRealizing that UWM is a "commuter school," Mary Ellen is aware that sorority activities may ter, Margaret, has pledged Alph a Sigma Alpha. vary on other campuses. "It would be very im- She feels that a student "needs some group" at practical for us to have a sorority house," she the school because it's large and "yo u co uld get sa id, but pointed out there's a need for a sorority lost." Even if a student doesn' t join a sorority, suite or office on campus. Each year soror ity rec- Mary Ellen believes she should join some other ords and belongings are passed on to new of- camp us club. But, for her, nothing beats a ficers who must keep them at home. At noon sorority. "I think they are great," states the members of each sorority and fraternity meet for sorority woman of the year. (Excerpts t1路om Milwaukee journal) lunch together in an area of the stude nt union SPRING 1966


25fh Anniverdar';/ By Johnnie Watson

LOOKI G BACK Beta Zeta can look back fond ly and with pride over the past twenty-five years that we have been on the University of Southwestern Louisiana campus. As we looked through the past scrapbooks of the chapter and talked with our alumnae, many memories and interesting facts concerning Beta Zeta were uncovered. In 1938 a new social sorori ty was formed on the Southwestern Louisiana Institute's campus known as Zeta Delta Phi. Charter members for this new group were Ethel Bergeron, Emma Del Mendoza, Erin LeBlanc, Merrill Tucker, Fabiola Dupy, Yvonne Toups, M ildred Songe, Hazel Schaust, Ceocia Brammer, Thelma Giror, Gladys Buller, Gladys Lafitte, and Katherine Hudson. Miss Jessie Keep was adviser and Mrs. Kenneth B. Hait was patroness.

Through the work of many Lafayette alumnae of Alpha Sigma Alpha and Mrs. Fred M. Sharp, these girls, who h ad already well established themselves on the campus, were initiated into Beta Zeta chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha on ovember 2, 1940. Many remember the day the thirty-nine members of Zeta Delta Phi chartered a bus for a trip to New Orleans to be initiated by Psi Psi chapter of Northwestern State College of Natchitoches, Louisiana. "Being the best" is nothing new to the Beta Zetas since they h ave almost always had their "finger in every pie" throughout the entire twenty-five years. Beta Zeta h as been represented in every honor society on campus as well as Who's Who in American Colleges and Universi ties. Professional fraternities and clubs have

Nine of Beta Zeta's charter members who attended the Founders' Day Banquet are, left i"o right, Mrs. Jessie Keep Gimbel, Mrs. Bolivar Lee Hait, Mrs. Ethel Bergeron Burleigh, Mrs. Emma Del Mendoza Givens, Mrs. Yvonne Toups Uzee , Mrs. Virg inia Feilds Fangue, Mrs. Noella Orgeron, Mrs. Mildred Sange Stafford, and Mrs. Merril Tucker Chauvin.



had many Beta Zetas among their members and frequently as their officers. Honors night always had the names of Alpha Sigs called to point out and honor their scholastic achievement. Campus life often involved many Beta Zetas in student politics, with the entire chapter going all-out for the Alpha Sigs in the race. Beta Zeta's talents were well-known on campus since they very frequently ran off with the first place prize.

AWARD WINNERS We are all proud of our own Jessie Keep Gimbel, who received the Wilma Wilson Sharp Award in 1955, and Evelyn Merrifield Carnall, who received the Elizabeth Bird Small Award in 1944. In 1965 Beta Zeta received the second place trophy in the School Spirit Award. We had received the first place trophy for the same award in 1963. On November 14, 1965, we combined the celebration of our own installation with that of our National founding and honored our charter members at a banquet in the Louisiana Room of J acob's. The memories of our twenty-five years were recalled as Nunie Roque, chapter president, delivered a Founders' Day message.

All Beta Zetas like 路to show off their new green and gold uniforms. They are first row, left to right, Nunie Roque, Kay Roane, Pat Burford, and Kathy Barnes. Second row, Paula Kurzwe g, Pat Thompson, Ann Fergusson , Lynda Perrodin, Sharon Abel, Mary Margaret Gulliotte, Ruth Duhon, Susan Thibeaux, Trudy Sly, and Johnnie Watson.

ROYALTY Alpha Sigma Alpha had many beauties through the years and the chapter was often represented in campus beauties. Fraternities often chose their sweethearts from the rolls of AL..A. We can always be proud of our girls who are past royalty of the various Louisiana and Lafayette festivals. We have been represented several times in the Camellia, Rice, Sugar, and Dairy festivals, as well as the annual Mardi Gras.

OUR NEW HOME From a small room in Harris Hall we have now moved into the modern and beautiful Agenes Edwards House that we furnished with the gracious help of our alumnae. We now have a room that is big enough for our meetings, rushing, and parties. SPRING 1966

Be ta Zeta alumnae representatives presenting the silver tray to Nunie Roque.

LOOKING FORWARD Kay Roane, as mistress of ceremonic , introduced the charter members attending. Our Lafayette alumnae presented Nunie with a silver tray for the chapter to commemorate our silver anniver ary. Following the banquet, open house was held in the sorority room. 't\Te have en joyed celebrating our silver anniversary and reviewing our history this past year. Now we look forward to 1990 when we can return to celebrate our golden anniversary. 17

Operation Brass Presents . . .

ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE by Mary Margaret Garrard

Brian Savage- Š 1964 The Curtis Publishing Co. Reprinted by special permission of The Saturday Evening Post.

Remember when you were a youngster and you and your friends would go in a darkened room and tell ghost stories, trying to see who could scare everyone the most? Today, when talking about college admissions, it looks as though a lot of people are sitting in one of those darkened rooms, telling stories that frighten high school students and their parents half to death. However, snap on the lights and away goes the scariness of a ghost story session! In the same manner, a little light on college admissions makes the situation seem a lot more hopeful.

"Always Room for One More" by Mary Margaret Garrard is one of a series of articles prepared for sorority magazines by "Operation Brass Tacks," a project of the National Panhellenic Editors' Conference. Permission to reprint the article or any portion thereof must be obtained from the "Operation Brass Tacks," committee. Members of the committee are Dorothy Davis Stuck, Phi Beta Phi, chaim1an; Margaret Knights Hul tsch, Alpha Phi; Betty Luker Haverfield, Gamma Phi Beta; and Mary Margaret Kern Garrard, Kappa Alpha Theta. Address: National Panhellenic Editors' Conference, Box 490, Marked Tree, Arkansas 72365."


It must be admitted, of course, that portions of the ghost stories are true. It is true that the "baby boom" of World War I1 has reached the colleges, with 1964 freshman enrollment up 17% and 1965 up an additional 10-12%. It is also true that more youngsters than ever are choosing to go to college. These two factors contribute to reliable predictions that in 1980 there will be 9,000,000 attending college, about twice as many as today. It is likewise true that it is much more complex to apply for college admission than it was a decade ago when a youngster could say, "I want to go here," and was virtually assured of acceptance HERE. Nowadays only one in five or six who apply makes it into Ivy League schools and few can apply to four or five schools and be accepted by all. Admittedly, problem # 1-increased enrollment-contributes to problem #2-the complexity of admissions procedures with its frequency of turndowns. The schools worry about both of these problems. Parents and students are apt to feel more concern about the second. How is a student judged for college admission today? THE PHOENIX

The catalogues will tell you that his record is evaluated in this general order of importance: l) high school rank in class with particular reference to subjects taken and grades received, 2) SAT and other test scores, 3) recommendations from school personnel and personal acquaintances, 4) extra-curricular activities, 5) special considerations (sometimes) relating to geography, relatives who attended a school, foreign travel, talent in athletics, music, and so on. There has been little change over the years in emphasis on the latter three. But the requirements for rank in high school class are going up, with even the state universities now taking about 80% of their students from the top half. The inference is that if a student didn't try in high school he's not apt to try in college, or, if he wasn't able to do high school work, college won't be for him. Still, admissions people do look closely at records of students who pick up steam, making better grades as high school seniors than they did as freshmen. This sort of progress is regarded as a good sign. It is also a good sign the way test scores are considered today. There was a feeling not too many years ago that there was a "cut-off point" on these. A college would not take anyone, for instance, whose SAT verbal score was less than 550,. or some other set figure, perhaps in the 6 or 700's for "prestige" schools. Nowadays a college may say, as does Illinois Wesleyan University in a freshman class profile: We have no cutoff College Board score nor do we eliminate an applicant on the basis of class rank or testing information alone. Our main concern is to try to determine the applicant's success and growth possibilities on our campus-both academically and socially. What specifically are "College Board scores?" Since it has been only in the last decade that testing has become common for the rank and file of college bound students, with about 1,500,000 taking SAT's alone in the past year, perhaps some explanation is in order. The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is prepared and conducted by the CEEB (College Entrance Examination Board) , is taken most often in May of a student's junior year in high school andj or December of his senior year. It is given in a three-hour long Saturday morning session, has two major sections-verbal and mathematical, produces separate scores on a norm of 200800 for each section. CEEB suggests that tutoring or studying for the SAT is not worthwhile since the test measures native ability. If a college is not a participant with CEEB, it SPRING 1966

may require the English and math standard scores of the American College Testing Program, (ACT) . These are not the only scores considered in a student's college acceptance. His high school transcript is dotted with results of tests administered throughout his high school years. There may be estimates of his IQ, the results of various skill tests, the score on his PSAT (a preliminary SAT, given in the fall of the junior year) , his score on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Some colleges also require a "writing sample" or one or more achievement tests over high school work in such subjects as English, math, science, language, using these either for admissions or placement, or both. With this information at hand it might seem easy for Admissions to decide who would be accepted at a certain college, perhaps just by taking a formula, then running it through a computer. However, any Admissions man will tell you tha t the job is not that simple. Though computers are being increasingly employed by Admissions, they are mainly used for figuring, for instance, a predicted college grade average for a student. Choosing between one student and another for acceptance is still the personal and agonizing responsibility of the Admissions staff. Admissions' headaches include: How to rate Student A with Student B when A went to high school with accelerated and some college level classes, while B's school h ad few or none. . . . How to allow for SAT variations since some students take tests "well," others never do so well. . . . How to choose between Student A and Student B, with similar records, when no knowledge can be had (it has not yet been found possible of measurement) of the motivation of these students .. . . How to spot applicants whose potentials are hidden because they are "late bloomers." . .. How to be sure that traits such as creativity, imagination, giftedness as to character and personality, even though not along the norm of usual judgments, are not important and worth taking a chance on in some students. Representing the thinking along such lines is the statement of Dr. Rosemary Park, president of Barnard College, who says, "We can't get away from national tests but people do not understand that scores are not always the deciding factor. The student must show an interest in learning." Robert S. Cope, head of Admissions a t Wooster College, tells the students who come to him that "It is not your IQ, but your I WILL that counts!" 19

Besides these problems, the staggering numbers of applications received by many schools puts a heavy burden on Admissions offices, whose personnel has not always grown proportionately (another reason for the use of computers for record keeping and information gathering, such as at the Northwestern University Medical School where 1,750 applications were received for 110 places in 1965). Also, an Admissions officer realizes that many applicants ($10 fee for each application, nonrefundable) have applied at anywhere from one to three or four other schools. Nowadays students often apply to one or two hard-to-getinto schools, then to one or two which are easier, finally to one where acceptance is SURE. Called "multiple applications" (also a development of the decade), Admissions usually doesn't know which school is first choice for a student. Lacking this information, sometimes a school offers "early admission" to the qualified person who can be persuaded to decide on one school and one only. These early admission applications, submitted at least by early fall of the senior year with SAT scores from the previous May, are processed quickly and get both the school and the student "off the hook." If, by chance, a student is rejected, the timing also gives him opportunity to apply elsewhere. In general, all other acceptances are handled two ways. Some schools accept on a "rolling admissions" plan, considering each application as it comes in and giving a decision in a few weeks. OtJ:er schools have a .deadline by which applica~wn.s must be submitted and after which applicatiOns are dealt with in a group. Acceptances and rejections from these schools are then mailed out on the same date. . Since there are never enough early applicatiOns and acceptances to fill a roster, some Admissio~s then .must necessarily "overadmit" (another mnovatwn of the decade) in order to be assured of a full freshman class. Yale University, with places for 1,040 in 1965, sent out 1.'425 acceptances, counting on enough rejectiOns to get down to the number that could be accommodated housing-wise. Occasionally more students accept at a given school than expected, then housing is in trouble! H~wever, housing is in trouble anyway, with or without multiple applications. What makes the ghost stories most alarming is that the state sc.hools, tra~itionally "open to all," are badly h1t by the mcreased enrollments. For instance, in. 19~4, for the first time in 96 years, with applicatiOns up 26 percent over 1963, the Univer20

sity of Illinois, Urbana campus, could not guarantee admission to all qualified applicants. Even though building programs, going at a great rate over the country will gradually alleviate some of this, it is also true that other avenues must be found to accommodate the "baby boom" and the children of the following years. One of the most exciting aspects of education today is the growth of junior and community colleges. In 1964 forty-one new two-year colleges opened their doors, and, with federal and state aid becoming available, many more are being planned. It is estimated that already one-fifth of all college students are now attending the junior colleges of the nation- live-at-home, two-year schools providing college credit and offering transfer opportunities onto college campuses in the junior year and also offering vocational and semi-professional courses leading to jobs. The quality of education is excellent. (For information about junior colleges, write the American Association of Junior Colleges, 1777 Massachusetts Ave., N .W., Washington, D. C., 20036). Along these same lines state universities are establishing regional campuses, these to accommodate live-at-home students during the first two years, followed by transfer, if wanted. Plans are also underway to make some regional campuses four-year schools, as at Purdue U niversity's Indianapolis Regional Campus where a four-year course in technology will be offered in 1966. Thus, it can be seen that - the ghost story about housing dissolves somewhat under the light of building programs and the expected increase in junior colleges. Also, the complexity of admission procedures and frequency of turndowns can be taken in stride when it is understood what the problems of Admissions are today, causing many students who are well qualified to be rejected by sheer competition of numbers. But there is still another ghost story floating around which has to do with the "C" student. While the top student can always get in somewhere, the question is asked: What does the serious, but less talented student do, now that the state universities are so crowded? This is a valid worry. Selectivity, once unheard of at state universities, is becoming greater, with some better known state schools already requiring a "B" average for entrance. As a matter of fact, it is reported that only the states of Kansas, Montana, Ohio, and Wyoming have laws providing a completely open-door policy for in-state students. (Out-of-state stuTH E PHOE NIX

dents have long had to meet higher requirements, often are limited to a certain percentage of the student body.) Some state schools which are open to some extent also apply restrictions on in-staters such as testing those in the lower half of their high school class, not taking students in tQ.e lower third of the autumn first semester, requiring successful work in special summer school courses, and so on. But even with these limitations, college entrance for the student of lower rank may only be postponed, rather than refused. Though parents would do well not to push a student toward college if his high school record is very weak and he shows talents which fit better with vocational training and opportunities, there are still openings for the "C" student who truly wants to go to college. In addition, most junior colleges accept any resident high school graduate. Often, a student who could not have made it into a school as a freshman, by compiling a good record elsewhere, finds ready acceptance as a transfer. Then, too, there are non-profit agencies which operate for the purpose of getting schools with openings in touch with students without schools. They are I) the College Admissions Center, sponsored by the Association of College Admissions Counselors, 610 Church St., Evanston, Ill., 60201, 2) College Admissions Assistance Center, sponsored by the Council for Higher Educational Institutions, 41 E. 65th St., New York, N.Y., 10021, 3) Catholic College Admissions and Information Center, 3805 McKinley St., N.W., Washington, D. C., 20015. Colleges register with the centers and in turn are provided with names and records of students who register. The student who has applied for help ($15 fee) is usually sent literature by at least one school, possibly more. Acting as middlemen only (the centers do not interview, counsel or test) the students are thus able to make available college placement for many students wi'th high potential but modest credentials, or who have had college turndowns due to too late application, poor selection and so on. Opportunities for September admission usually exist up through mid-August; for mid-winter admission, to mid-January. Upperclass transfer students and graduates of two-year colleges may also apply. This brings up another point which contributes to much of the trouble with college admissions today. Applications tend to be bunched up. In other words, too many students are applying at the same colleges, while, as indicated previously, some fine accredited schools end up SPRING 1966

with empty dormitory space come September 15. In considering this it is necessary to jump back to the beginning of the process of admissions, when the student starts his search for a college. A more thoughtful choice of where to apply could help eliminate bunched up applications and as a result make the admissions process less frightening, less time-consuming, not to say, less costly. According to Harry C. Biser, director of Admissions at Stephens College, "One of the real problems today is the complete lack of objectivity on the part of some students and their parents. Getting into college has become an end in itself, overlooking that the main objective is graduation four years hence." Only through a thoughtful family conference can a student and his parents begin to decide what kind of school to consider at all. Later, consultation with the high school counselor can give further information, plus an insight into the student's potentialities and interests from his high school record. There are books which help, too, such as one of the good compilations of accredited colleges, giving costs, programs of study, entrance requirements, strength of faculty. There are also catalogues and other literature in the hands of the counselors, perhaps giving the freshman class "profiles" of certain schools. \!\Then the field has been narrowed, the best way to evaluate is to make a visit to a few schools. The spring of the junior year is about the right time. Despite the number of touring high school students (Ohio Wesleyan University, for instance, which accepts a freshman class of 800, expected 3,000 high school visitors during 1964- 1965), the schools manage to keep the welcome mat out. Usu ally a personal interview with Admissions is possible, plus a conference with someone on the staff in a student's field of interest, ending up with a campus tour. All that colleges ask in return is that visitors try to write ahead making a da te for the路 visit and be well prepared (with high school transcript and available test scores) and reasonably brief with questions. Back home again, it is now, before a word has been written on any application blank, that the problem of admissions can best be tackled. Why not a clear-eyed look at the why of college choice? Perhaps the advice of President Vernon R. Alden of Ohio University is not amiss when he suggests seeking an education, not seeking entrance to a particular "name" college. It is true, many people seem to be equating the name of the school with the quality of its education. 21

Those who are really smart look more deeply than this. What they see is a long roster of colleges in the United States, all of which offer fine educational opportunities. It's true, some have mailboxes overflowing with applications for entrance; others have mailboxes with plenty of room. The way is open for those students who want to fight through the crowd at Admissions, but open, too, (and much more widely open) for those willing to choose a more leisurely pace where standards are still good but competition is less keen. Whatever the choice, and even though on occasion the stories about admissions are frightening, for the student who has a modicum of intelligence and a large amount of perseverance, there's no need to be afraid. The situation is more hopeful than hopeless. Colleges today and tomorrow will surely have room for one more. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AuTHOR' s NoTE Mary Margaret Garrard, author of the accompanying article, is editor of the Kappa Alpha Theta Magazine and a free lance writer of family feature stories and fiction in the national press. She says about the subject of college admissions: I must admit to more than a passing interest in this. Our first child entered college in 1956 TJS (testing just starting). Our second entered in 1962 TWU (testing well underway). Our third and youngest entered this year, 1965, TSGO (testing still going on) . During this period I visited, with one or another of the children, around 25 colleges in the middle west and east, talking with Admissions at each of these and soaking up background to go with the research done later to prepare this article. One point I might mention to our a lmost entirely feminine readership is that girls have a harder time getting into college than boys. Because there are more of them applying and because more of them make better grades at an earlier age, there is more competition among them for admission and their enrollments usually close earlier than the boys'.

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Suggested Reading How To Get Into College, Frank H. Bowles, (revised edition). E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1960, paperback, $1.15. 185 pp. How To Prepare For College, Abraham H. Lass. Pocket Books, Inc., 1962, paperback, 95c. 466 pp. Planning For College, Sidney Margolius. Avon Books, 1965, paperback, 75c. 304 pp. A Handbook for the Counselors of College Bound Students, published by the Association of College Admissions Counselors, 610 Church St., Evanston, Ill., 196466, soft-cover $5.00; hard-cover $6.00. The New American Guide to Colleges, Gene R. Hawes, (second edition). The New American Library, 1962, paperback, 75c. 349 pp. Lovejoy's Complete Guide to American Colleges and Universities, Clarence E. Lovejoy. Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1963, paperback, $3.50. 335 pp. Many additional books, similar to these, are available in high school and public libraries.


NEW ALUMNAE CHAPTERS WHO, WHEN, AND WHERE ILLINOIS FOX VALLEY The organizational meeting of the Fox Valley Alumnae chapter was held at the home of Ruth Martin Broich in Aurora, Illinois, on October 26, 1965. The chapter elected officers, discussed possible philanthropic projects and aims as an alumnae chapter. They will meet once a month from September through June.

OFFICERS President-Georgiana Jaglinski Calvert BP Vice President-Judy Johnsen Phillips BP Secretary-Ruth Martin Broich <!><!> Treasurer-Sharon Groh Green BP Editor-Sue Stout Fritts Br Magazine Chairman-Sue Stout Fritts Br



INDIANA-KENTUCKY A reorganizational meeting of the IndianaKentucky Alumnae chapter was held at Helen's Restaurant in Evansville, Indiana, on January 29, 1966. Six members were in attendance as well as nine members of Beta Upsilon chapter. The group will meet monthly.

OFFICERS President-Margaret Johnson Whicker BY Vice President-Martha Behrick Ries BN Secretary-Gloria Kettlehut Wade BY Treasurer-Linda Combs BY Editor-Susan Robinson Reynolds BY




DES MOINES, lOWA The organizational meeting of the Des Moines alumnae was held October 30, 1965. The group in attendance decided to organize as a National Alumnae group and to take part in the local Panhellenic. There is a large group of alumnae in the area. Philanthropic projects were discussed at the first meeting.

OFFICERS President-Marty Wheldon <!><!> Vice President-Evelyn Anderson<!><!> Secretary-Treasurer-Lillian Jacobsen II Magazine Chairman-Judy Woolsey <!><!> THE PHOENIX



Traveling Secretary WHO?


Mature, poised, well-groomed young woman. Must have been an active participant in her college chapter and in campus organizations. Must be able to work well with others, and must have enthusiasm, initiative and organizational ability. Must have graduated within the last five years.


Will travel extensively, visiting college chapters and representing Alpha Sigma


To share knowledge and enthusiasm with sorority sisters; to give training in rush


techniques; to inspire loyalty; to train officers; and to serve as a Good Will Ambassador from the National Officers to the college chapters.


Write NOW for Application Forms or further information to:

Miss Mary C. Goeke, National President 1473 Oak Knoll Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 SPRING 1966



PAT BEN ES BK Western Il linois Un ive rsity



FRANCINE STAMBURSKI BK We stern Illinois Uni versi t y

JAN ROBINSON BK W este rn Illinoi s University

JO HANNA COLEMAN rK Glenv ille State College

JEANNE HOVDA BB Colorado State C olle ge

DIANA CAM P rK Gl enville State C ollege

MARTH A LEE HO RNOR rK Glenville State College

JUDY RULE Bn Conco rd College

JOAN WARD rK Glenville State College

JENNIFER STEIGNER BN Murray State University

FRANCES ARMSTRONG BN Murray State University




JOAN COBURN IH " La Vie Belle" Pennsylvania State University

CATH Y DeVRIES 8<1> Junior Prom Queen St out State Un iversity

DONNA WHITAKER I Z Miss Arkansas A & M Miss Perso nality of Arkansas A rkansas A & M C :>llege

. 路 JANET PHELPS 88 H omecoming Queen Colorado State College

JEANNE CARLSON 88 Sigma Chi Derby Da y Queen Candidate Colora do State C ollege

JODY CROUSE BB Little Colonel of Arnold Air Society Colorado State College

CYNTHIA ALDRICH BB Colorado Wheat Queen Colorado State College





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CHARLOTTE FITZGERALD Miss Cotton Boll Arkon s~s A & M College





BARBARA MILLER Bn Candidate for Homecoming Queen an d Miss Pinetree Concord College

PATRICIA RIENZI IH Ph i Mu Del ta Sweetheart Pennsylvania State Uni versi ty

MARY MARRIOTT lA Miss Loyola Runner-Up Loyo la University


VALERIE CLAWSON BK Cand idate for Greek Bal l Quee n and Homecoming Queen Western Illinois Un iversity

MARY BETH OLIVER Bn Candidate for Miss Pinetree Concord College

ANN ALEXANDER BK Mi ss Macomb Finalist Western Ill inoi s Un iversity

LIN DA DePASQ UALE lA Princess from School of Medicine Creighto n Un ive rsity

EILEEN BAR R lA Princess from School of Dentistry Creighton Unive rsity

PENNY SCOTT Bn Sigma Tau Gamma Sweetheart Concord College

SUZANNE STERRETT BK Homecoming Queen Candidate Western Illinois University

CAROLYN CERRATO BA Frontier Court of <I>LE Arkansa s State Teachers College


CHAR LOTTE HEI NA BN Sweethea rt of ROTC Murray State University

BONNIE BATEMAN KK lni"er-Fraternity Queen Temple Uni versity

DONI-.JA SERMERSHEIM BN Lambda Chi Alpha Crescent Girl Murray State Unive rsity

MARILYN WYATT LOVETT BN Mrs . Murray State-Finalist Murray State University

LYNN SCHWEIR Bl Harvest Bowl Princess Radford College

KAREN ERICKSON BN Alpha Phi Omega Sweetheart Murrey State University

PATTY COZAD AB Northeast Missouri Fair Queen Attendant Northea st Mo. State Tea chers College

PAT DOUGLAS BN Homeco ming Queen Finalist Murray State Unive rsity




KATHY EBLING rH Panhellenic Council Penn sylva nia State University

MART HA ACUF F AB Assistant Business Mana ge r of ECHO yearboo k Northeast Mo. State Teache rs College

JACKIE WYCOFF BB Sophomore Class Secretary Colo rad o State College

CAROL ANN CONRAD BY Reeve Hal l Vice President Ind ia na State Un iversi ty

JOANNE SLOWINSKI BP Pom Pom Girl North e rn Il linois University

LORNA STEVENS <ll<ll Un ion Boa rd North west Mo. State College


SARAH WOHLFORD A JUDY CUNDIFF A Spa ni sh Club Alpha Kappa Gam ma Vice President Vice Presi dent




GAY RICE A Junior Ring Dance Co-chairman


SYDNEY KIRKL EY BB Daughter of the Black Hea rt for L <ll E Colorado State College

MARY LOU SMITH BN Judicial Board Murray State Uni versity

SY LVI A TEMPLE AA Panhellenic Chairman Miami Uni ve rsi ty

JEWELL DUFFEY AB Senior Cla ss Secretary Northeast Mo. State Teachers Col lege

DARLENE GUEST <1><1> Kappa Omicron Phi Cardinal Key North west Mo. State Coll ege

DAWN SAUTTER AA Shakerette s Captain Miami Universi ty

MAUREEN FITZHENRY AB Sophomore Class Secretary North east Mo. State Teachers College

PENNY JONES rH AWS Presid ent Penn sylvania State Uni versity



ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA • Carol Cutter IE was recently elected secretary of the senior class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During her college years, Carol has participated in many campus and sorority activities. On campus, she served as vice president and rush chairman of Panhellenic Council and was a finalist for the Sorority Woman of the Year award. Carol was a justice of the University Student Court for four years and served as secretary of that organization. She is a member of Delta Tau Kappa, honorary social science organization. Carol's sorority offices include treasurer, chaplain, song chairman, and Panhellenic delegate. Her sorority honors are "outstanding senior," Alpha Girl awards, and homecoming queen nominee.



• Nancy Srader EE of Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas, is a junior currently serving as the chapter's vice president. She has also served the chapter as editor. Nancy has been selected for membership in XI Phi, honorary leadership fraternity; Cardinal Key, honorary leadership and service sorority; and Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. This year she is serving as junior adviser of SPURS, national leadership and service organization for sophomore women of which she has served as president. Also, Nancy has been elected first vice president of Associated Women Students and regional secretary of the Association of College Unions International. In addition, Nancy has been listed on both the President's Honor Roll and the Dean's Honor Roll.

• Sue Davis AB of Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kirksville, Missouri, has been elected national president of Cardinal Key. She is currently serving as president of the local chapter of Cardinal Key. This year Sue was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Sue is very active in sorority. She is past vice president and is now serving her chapter as secretary. Being a member of College Players, Oral Interpreters, and a Student Mentor keeps Sue busy, but she maintains her grade average to be an honor roll student.


• Janice Grosskopf B<l>, a senior at Stout State University, Menomonie, Wisconsin, is majoring in home economics education with a biology minor. Jan is an active member of the Stout Student Association, Home Economics Club, Ski Club, Stout Student Education Association , and Student Services Committee. Jan always gives her time to her chapter and has been awarded the scholarship award for her grade average of 3.62 on a 4.0 system. Jan was recently initiated as a member of the Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national professional fraternity. JA NI CE GROSSKOPF




• Jacque Helton HH is an outstanding student leader on campus at Kansas State College of Pittsburg, Kansas. She is now a junior and vice president of A WS, a member of the Kanza staff, chairman of the Judicial Board, and delegate to the National A WS Convention at the University of Utah. Jacque is now in her second year of cheerleading and is an honorary sponsor of the Pershing Rifles. She also serves on the Student Union Board as special events chairman. JACQUE HELTON

• Mary Adams BB is a dedicated sophomore of Colorado State College, Greeley, Colorado. She is sophomore class treasurer, Intercollegiate Knights Sweetheart, was a candidate for Winter Ball Queen, and is a member of Associated Women Students' Council. Although she is dedicated to her major of special education, Mary's drama minor keeps her busy as a worker for Beta Beta. She was homecoming decorations chairman and is serving on the committee for Greek Follies. As a pledge she was chaplain of her class.


• Pat Haug BB is one of the outstanding junior women at Colorado State College, Greeley, Colorado, who was named Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. She is presently serving as president of the Associated Women Students and is a justice on the Associated Students' Judicial Board. She serves as the only woman on the Judicial Board and is an active member of the Newman Club and junior class council. She has been named to the Dean's Academic Honor List, a member of SPURS, a national sophomore honorary, a dorm president, served on freshman class council, and was the homecoming decorations chairman for her dorm. She is now the editor of Beta Beta chapter and a member of the cabinet. Pat is an English major. PI\T HAUG

• Shirley Sledz Wakefield AA, a member of the Cincinnati, Ohio, Alumnae chapter, is currently serving as Corresponding Secretary of the Cincinnati City Panhellenic. Shirley, a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where she served as the Alpha Alpha chapter rush chairman, has also held the office of vice-president of the Cincinnati Alumnae chapter and has served on various Panhellenic committees during her term as Alpha Sigma Alpha delegate. Her husband, David, also a graduate of Miami, is an engineer with the General Electric Company, and they are the parents of two children; Sandra, 5, and Craig, 3. Shirley also is active in the Madeira Presbyterian Church, having served as Chairman of the Fall Bazaar and of the Spring Fashion Show. SHIRLEY W AKEFIELD




DATE-April 23, 1966

DATE-May 7, 1966

PLACE-Univ. of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi

PLACE-Northeastern State College Tahlequah, Oklahoma

CHAIRMAN-Sharon Davis SPEAKER-Mrs. George Malone Jr. PENNSYLVANIA DATE-April 16, 1966 ILLINOIS DATE-April 16, 1966 PLACE-University Union Macomb, Illinois

PLACE-Indiana State College Indiana, Pennsylvania CHAIRMAN-Miss Marylou Moore Elkin Hall, Indiana State University Indiana, Pennsylvania

CHAIRMAN-Lynn Yeager 719 W. Adams Macomb, Illinois SPEAKER-Mary C. Goeke

VIRGINIA DATE-April 23, 1966


PLACE-Madison College Harrisonburg, Va.

DATE-May 14, 1966 PLACE-Tirey Memorial Union Indiana State University Terre Haute, Indiana CO-CHAIRMEN-Joanna Trautman 2220 Deming Terre Haute, Indiana Patricia Dubie 2420 Garfield Terre Haute, Indiana

WEST VIRGINIA DATE-April 30, 1966 PLACE-Glenville State College Glenville, West Virginia CO-CHAIRMEN-Mrs. Lu Rhodes Pine Manor Apts. No. 7 Glenville, West Va. 26351 Mrs. Martha Deel

OHIO DATE-April 23, 1966 PLACE-Lincoln Lodge Highway No. 4 Columbus, Ohio CHAIRMAN-Mrs. William B. Niemeyer Box 54, R No.2 Loveland, Ohio 45140


WISCONSIN DATE-April 16, 1966 PLACE-Wisconsin State University Stevens Point, Wisconsin CHAIRMAN-Roberta Northrop 251 Poach Hall Stevens Point, Wisconsin THE PHOENIX

• • • • NEWS LETTERS COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Longwood College Farmville, Virginia Alpha chapter has been constantly on the go as is evident by our many activities since the last issue. First on the agenda was a visit from the National A"2A Vice President, Mrs. George Malone. There was a tea held in her honor and the days were filled with interviews, initiation, and meetings in the chapter room. Much was gained from Mrs. Malone's helpful advice, and we found her visit a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. Next came Founders' Day which the Alphas celebrated with a mother-daughter banquet. Our mothers were presented with lovely red and white corsages; and after a delicious dinner, the program was given by our president, Linda Bosserman. During this time we had also been quite busy with plans for our fall rush wh ich occurred later than in previous years here at Longwood. This year rush began during our Founders' Day weekend with numerous open houses and informal parties. Then there were parties given by each class such as the senior's children's party and the junior's "Country Hoe-Down." The A"2As, in our white monogramed dresses, were most impressive. After the chapter room theme party, "Alpha Peaks," which was staged in the beautiful setting of an Austrian mountain top Alpha chapter captivated delightful and enthusiastic pledges.

Alpha chapter is sorry to announce the resignation of our very active and helpful adviser, Mrs. Eday Wamsley A , of whom we are all very fond . But, at the same time, we are very happy to welcome our new adviser, Mrs. Kitty Hubbard, also an Alpha alum, who has also shown great enthusiasm for her work in A"2A. The past few months have been a time of honors for the Alphas. We are a ll proud of Judy Cundiff who was chosen by the student body as Madonna for the Christmas Pageant, which is quite a high honor on the Longwood campus . Judy was also selected for Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Carol Rex has been elected as the new vice president of the Y.W.C.A. and Kaki Trammell has been selected for membership in the National H onorary Educational Fraternity. Two Alpha beauties, Pam Kerber and Judy Cundiff, have been chosen as members of this year's May Court. We are also quite proud of our pledge class which has already begun to show its qualities of leadership on campus. Candy Jamison, pledge class president, has been elected vice president of the freshman class and Kathy Grizzard is a member of the Y.W.C.A. Freshman Commission. We were also proud to have our first vice president, Carole D awson selected as the delegate from Longwood College to the Panhellenic Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia. Along with our preparation for the approaching exam period, Alpha chapter is excitedly making plans for the A"2A suite in the new Panhellenic Dorm which is quickly rising from the construction site ..-PAT PEREGOY

Alpha Alpha Miami University Oxford, Ohio

The ~eniors at Alpha chapter are capped by their little sisters at Senior Capping at Longwood College.

The Christmas spirit of giving was shared by our participation in the Y.W.C .A. White Christmas program for th~ needy. We also celebrated Christmas by attending the Christmas Concert and Pageant together. The climax to our holiday festivities was the party held in the chapter room around our beautifully decorated tree. After dinner, there was the gay exchanging of gifts and wishes for a rewarding New Year.


In the midst of assignments, outside reading, papers, and hourlies, the Alpha Alphas have managed to find time to relax and enjoy the company of their sisters. In order to build a stronger pledge-member relationship, we retreated to the Isaac Walton Lodge on October 23 for an evening of fun. There was a riotous football game between the members and pledges fol lowed by a dinner of hotdogs cooked over a fire, almost like your own backyard . The evening was topped off by a talent show in which all of the sisters participated. November seemed to be the month for · banquets. On November 6 we honored our dads. Preceding the Dad's Day football game there was a buffet and following the game we had a banquet at the Imperial House South in Dayton. The theme of the banquet was "King for a Day," and everyone made original crowns for their fathers. It was really a day to be honored. On November 13 we celebrated Founders' Day. This year the banquet was held in the Tower Room of Miami University's student union. The cold days of December, when final exams are now held, were brightened by a Christmas party at our adviser's home. There was the traditional turkey dinner and exchange of gifts. To highlight the party, the pledges sang a song which they had composed and presented their pledge project which was a large wooden


replica of the active pin with the names and locations of all other college chapters written on the pearls. With exams in the past and wonderful Christmas memories we returned to Miami U. The first Friday evening was spent at our Winter Formal Dinner Dance. The theme was Ice Palace, and, although there was very little snow on the ground outside, there was a great deal of it at the dance. There was a fountain at one end of the dance floor and huge snowflakes were hanging from the ceiling. Following a tradition started last year, a king was crowned. If smiles tell a story, everyone had a wonderful time. Presently the Alpha Alphas are involved in the Miss Miami contest. The girl chosen to be Miss M iami will represent Miami in the Miss Ohio contest. Dawn Sautters is our candidate and we all wish her the best of luck. It has been a very busy and prosperous school year thus far and with New Year's resolutions we are looking forward to an even more prosperous second trimester.-

ties. We had a display, an assembly, Greek olympics and a dance climaxed a week of fun and frolic. Alpha Beta is very proud of Linda Moore, a 1965 graduate of the Teachers College, as she was nominated as a candidate for the annual Lane Bryant award. This award is given to the individual who has done outstanding volunteer service in the United States. The children of the mentally retarded school in Kirksvi lle were given a Christmas party by Alpha Betas. T he chapter looks forward to this event each year. A donation was also given to the school. Alpha Betas volunteer their time to help out at the school throughout the year. Our activities for the spring include a Breakfast Dance, Mother's Day T ea, Campus Town R aces, and Student Council elections. We have enjoyed the honors and exciting times as sisters during the past two quarters and are anxiously anticipating another successful spring. MARSHA ERICKSON


Alpha Gamma Alpha Beta Northeast Missouri State Teachers College Kirksville, Missouri Alpha Beta girls are in the midst of formal rush. We are busily planning and anticipating our rush parties, which will take place with in the next two weeks. O u r first party, "Alpha-traz" is informal, while "Alpha Royal" will be semi-formal. Although rush is keeping us extremely busy, Alpha Beta is making plans to attend ou r annual State D ay in February. We are anxious to see old friends and make new ones. Also on the agenda for February is our Sweetheart Dance. This has been another exciting and successful year for Alpha Beta. We are proud of J ewell D uffey, who is secretary for the senior class and Maureen Fitzhenry, sophomore class secretary. Marsha Erickson was selected as a cheerleader. Alphas make up a large number of the K -dettes, a drill team that performs at the games. Lynda Hutcherson, Carol Behn, Jeanie Coy, Maureen Fitzhenry, Pat Hamilton, Marti White, and Cheryl Henry are members. Many Alphas were initiated into honorary organizations this year and they are: Glenda Grinstead, Pi Omega Pi; Naomi Owings, Pam Richardson, Shirley Black, Linda Winkleman, and J eanie Coy, Alpha Phi Sigma; Ruth Resinger, Shirley Black, Linda Winkleman and Noami Owings, Cardinal Key. We are very proud of Sue Davis, who was elected National Cardinal Key president; Noami Owings, Kappa Delta Pi; Sue Davis and Linda Winkleman, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Homecoming in October was especially a happy time for Alpha Beta as our Kay Richard was elected homecoming attendant. Martha Acuff brough t honor to the sorority as being assistant business manager for the yearbook, the Echo. Shirley Black is vice president of Panhellenic Council. Likewise, November was a rewarding month for Alphas. Lynda Jo Hutcherson was elected junior class queen candidate for Echo Queen, which will be selected in the spring. Greek Week was especially enjoyable this year as Alphas had a big hand in initiating new activi-


Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania I n October Alpha Gamma was honored to have Mrs. John H . Allen, National Fellowship and Philanthropic Chairman, as a visitor. We all enjoyed meeting and talking with Mrs. Allen. The suggestions which she offered us were greatly appreciated.

Chris De Noon, Alpha Gamma 's president, shows Mrs. John All en , National Fe llowship and Ph ilanth ropic Cha irman , t he chapt er room .

O ur fall rush ended on September 30 with the pledging of wonderful rushees-one of whom was not really a rushee, but our adviser, Miss Sandra Bezila. We held initiation in November and were very proud and happy to have Miss Bezila become a member. Fall initiate Lynn Patterson was a lso a source of pride as she represented us in ROTC Queen Selection. Even without snow, our Christmas was beautiful. After our last meeting before Christmas, we had a small party,


exchanged gifts, and sang carols. In spite of all the work we did, the Alpha Gams were in the Christmas spirit that evening. We shared our Christmas by donating to the Christmas Angel program as we did last year and provided a dinner for an underprivileged family. Vacation is over, fi nals are upon us, and the new semester is very close. We've a lready begun rush with an open house. After semester break, there will be more open houses and parties. O ur informal parties will include j ungle, circus, hillbilly, and J ames Bond themes. T hese parties will be held in our room which we plan to have redecorated in the near future . This year it is our honor to have State D ay. Preparations have begun under chairman Marylou Moore. It will be one of the biggest events of the year for us and we are looking forward to it.-MAUREEN CoNROY

Beta Beta Colorado State College Greeley, Colorado The Beta Betas rang in the new year with lots of enthusiasm for the upcoming events of winter quarter and with "mixed" emotions about the activities which had taken place fall quarter. The biggest event for our chapter fa ll quarter was our annual Sadie Hawkins Dance which was held in N ovember. As a part of our philanthropic projec t, all proceeds from the dance go to the C olorado State College Campus Chest. We decora ted the ballroom with numerous life-size cut-outs of characters from D ogpatch Land. The pledges entertained with a skit "Do You R eckon. " Cowbells were the prizes for the best dressed Daisy Mae a nd Little Abner who were selected from candidates nominated by the sororities and fr aterniti es on campus. D onna Gabby was the chairma n for this eve nt and it was m ost successful this year. Even M arryin' Sam performed over 175 D ogpatch we ddings ! Before finals we held an informal popcorn party for prospective rushees. The following weekend we held our a nnual midnight Christmas party at our house. We sang songs, decorated the Christmas tree with cranberry and popcorn strings, ate candy, a nd, of course, ha d a visit with Mrs. Santa Claus who ha nded out the gifts. The next night was the Christmas Ba ll. Befo re the da nce, we held a coketail party at our house and the trad itiona l Christmas cards for ea ch girl's date were on the Christmas tree. Added to the excitement was the elec tion of our sister, M a ry Adams, as one of the fin a lists tor Winter Ball Queen . Other honors for fall quarter included the selec tion of J ody Crouse for Little C olonel of th e Arnold Air Society; Sydney Kirkl ey was chose n as a D aughter of the Black H eart of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity; Cindy Aldrich was elected as Colorado Wheat Queen; Gayle Fiala, Carol L eever, an d L oretta Cross we re tapped into Angel Flight; Gayle Fiala was elected as a P om-Pom Girl; and Mary Adams was selec ted as the Intercollegia te Knights Sweetheart. Winter quarter has brought several honors to the Beta Betas a lso. J eanne H ovda a nd Pa t H a ug were named to Who's Who Among American Colleges an d Universities. New members of M odeling Board include Barbara H ay, Jackie Wycoff, Gayle Fiala, and Carolyn Oberg. First on the age nd a for winter quar ter included a nother p opco rn party as well as fin a l plans for rush. Our r ush p arties will include open house, a game par ty, our M other Goose par ty, and our fin al Hawa iia n party.


Coming also is the annual All Greek F ollies. The theme this year is "Famous Firsts." Greek F ollies chairman is Linda Ball. F or the first time, each sorority will be working with one fraternity. The Alpha Sigs will be working with the Theta Xi fraternity. In the future, spring quarter events include the All Greek Songfest, our dinner dance, our m ountain party, the senior picnic, and the M other-Patroness T ea. I know all of us here at Beta Beta chapter wish a ll of our sisters everywhere a happy and successful 1966.- PAT HAUG

Epsilon Epsilon Kansas State Teachers College Emporia, Kansas Busy! Busy! Epsilon Epsilon returned to school on Janua ry 3 after a wonderful Christmas vacation with our famili es. We returned, however, realizing that we had a great many things ahead of us. We are still remembering the great informal that the pledge class gave for the chapter in N ovember. The theme of the dance was "Barn Party." One of our dates was lucky enough to win the door prize which was a live chicke n!

Epsilon Epsil on de corated their new house for hom ecom ing.

Right before we left for vacation, we gave two parties to start the holiday season. One of the parties was our a nnu a l Big Sis-Little Sis p arty. We exchanged gifts and we re en tertained by our pledges who sang songs that they had written about their big sisters to the tune of Christmas carols. That a fternoon we we nt caroling to the hospitals, nursing h omes, and to the home of Miss Catherine Strouse, who was one of the first Alpha Sigs on our cam pus. Our Ch ris tmas party was held that evening. After caroling a t the homes of faculty members, the girls and their dates returned to the house for dinner. Our da tes were given Christmas stockings fill ed with gag gifts an d candy.


In just a few weeks we will be having second semester rush. We are eagerly looking forward to another great rush. Shortly after rush, we will be hosting Tri-State Day for our sisters from Nebraska, Missouri, and K ansas. We are busy planning for this event which will be February 11 and 12 and are hoping to see many of our sisters here.-CoNNIE DowsE

Sister-Little Sister Christmas party. Fav::> rs were exchanged and the little sisters presented their big sister with a matched deck of playing cards carrying the Greek letters AL..A, and the big sisters presented their little sisters with the Alpha pledge paddle. The second custom was carried out happily when the Alphas went to Parsons, Kansas, to the State Mental Hospital for our philanthropic project. This time we entertained two cottages of boys. We took with us books, toy cars, ice cream, and cookies, and went home with a feeling of satisfaction and happiness.-PAM MALLORY

Kappa Kappa Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The fall pledge class of the Epsilon Epsilon chapter is shown on the day that they were ribbon-pledged.

Eta Eta Kansas State College Pittsburg, Kansas The fall season brought many activities to the Eta Etas. The first big event was homecoming. The Alphas worked hard and received honors as a result. We placed in every event offered and came out on top with the Sweepstakes Trophy for the seventh consecutive year. The Alphas were well represented with four quee n candidates, Betty Kotzman, Angie Moorehouse, Sharon Starlin, and Nancy Forbes. Angie Moorehouse was honored as third runner-up. During freshman elections Carol Zedrick was elected vice president and Nancy Morin, treasurer. Barbara Uranker was elected A.W.S. Senator. The Alpha Delta Pis were hostesses to the Eta Etas in their house with a surprise breakfast for the pledges on November 5. Later in the evening Military Night was held, and Nancy Morin was named Honorary Battalion Commander. The Eta Etas moved on to November 9, which was Founders' Day. The chapter and alumnae were entertained with a skit from the pledge class. Refreshments were served by the a lumnae and new acquaintances were made. More acquaintances were made Sunday, November 21 , at the Alpha house during the Mother-Patroness T ea. The Christmas season is exemplified with the custom of giving and receiving, and the Eta Etas carried on the custom in two respects. The first was the annual Big


The spirit of the Kappa Kappas soared as the holiday season approached. A Thanksgiving dinner, complete with enough turkey and cranberry sauce for all, started the ball rolling. This was given with Alpha Chi Rho fraternity for 40 deprived children in the neighborhood. Christmas spirit and Kappa Kappa spirit go hand-inhand. Besides having two social events for ourselves, a p olyanna and a Christmas party, we were busy with many other holiday activities. Some of the girls initiated a "spirit" week. The room was completely decorated and each day a small activity to encourage spirit among the members was provided-a poem about each of the girls was written by the pledges and put on a large piece of cardboard for all the members to read. Many members attended " White Supper," which is a traditional holiday dinner for Greek and service groups on campus. Our pledges acted as waitresses. This year we entertained other Greeks with our Christmas caroling. Another Christmas activity was "Operation Santa." Two members joined with two brothers of Alpha Chi Rh o to make a team. Each team provided toys and clothes for a needy family. Altogether 20 families received presents from Santa. We also collaborated with the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon to give a Christmas party for 30 more needy children in the Philadelphia area. We also have spirit on the volleyball court. At present we are finalists in the volleyball tournament and are hoping for the coveted first place .-SusAN EGNER

Kappa Kappas are all for Christmas.


Nu Nu Drexel Institute of Technology Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ~u Nu's maj or event this winter was our rush partyIndia. yve .began preparing for it near T hanksgiving. T he mai_n display was a fountain. R ed foi l in the shape of our p m covered the floor, and red pillows, a lso in the shape of the pin, lined the perimeter of the foil. T his served as the table for an authentic Indian meal. Our costumes were saris which were fun to wear. T he rushees had a sari-wrapping contest. The party was a great success and we are thri lled with our new p ledges. Later in the term, our mothers gave a fashion show for our benefit. Many of us modeled and we all enjoyed the experience of the show. Since Drexel recently switched to a new grading system, we have cut down on our social activities somewhat in order to study more and keep our grades up. We hope you all have had a wonderful winter and will have a splendid spring to add to your memories of A2A .-CAROL HooGEs

Rho Rho Ma rshall University Hu ntington, West Virginia The Rho Rhos have been very busy since our last newsletter. Work parties were organized to brighten up our house for the holidays. The months of November and December were used to bring the members and pledges closer together. The members gave the pledges a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. We had a wonderful time and everyone gained at least five pounds from eating so much turkey. Th~ Christmas spirit was everywhere at Marshall, but especially at the A 2A house. The pledges gave a Christmas party for which the little sisses made their big sisses Christmas gift. Needless to say there was a great variety of gifts. They ranged from an upside down Gonk to a set of hand embroidered tea towels. All of the gifts were hidden and the actives had to find their presents by searching for them. Everyone helped trim the Christmas tree by bringing an ornament with their name and the year printed on it. These decorations will stay in the chapter and each year some new ones will be added. We closed the party by singing Christmas carols and sorority songs. The alumnae gave us a Christmas party at one of the downtown hotels. It was a very nice party and everyone had a nice time. The biggest event of December was our winter formal. The theme for the dance was " A 2A Mistletoe Ball." It was a very special night for both the girls and their dates. For our money-making project, we sold bubble bath and toothbrushes. These made nice Christmas presents. The project was a big success and the girls had a lot of fun selli ng them. Two of our girls have received campus honors. Nancy Hickman was named to the Who Who's in American Colleges and Universities and Patty Crans was named co-ordinator of Impact Week for the university. Study is the password for the Rho Rhos at this time of the year. Everyone is studying for the semester exams and looking forward to spring rush. We are all excited about second semester rush and cannot wait until exams are over to begin p lans for the


rush. The Rho R hos hope that everyone will be successful in everything that they do this spring.-MARGARET McGINLEY

Sigma Sigma Western State College Gunnison , Colorado As the cold weather sets in on the high country we plunge into winter quarter and the many winter sports that are enjoyed in the area. Many of us enjoy skiing and each week we hope that everyone returns on two legs. But despite the cold we have enjoyed many activities o? cam?us. The alumnae served a delicious potluck dmner Just before finals, and we all enjoyed getting acquainted and eating home cooking. The following week we had open rush and entertained the rushees with singing and skits. Everyone enjoyed stuffing themselves with cake and hot chocolate. It proved a great success for now the pledges are overrunning the members who are trying to keep ahead of them. We are working hard on the Vets dance and open rush plans for this quarter. It all promises to be great fun. - PAM PEAY

Four me mb ers of Sigm a Sigm a a re, left t o rig ht, Pam Pe ay, Kare n Gust afson , Pat N e lson, and Lin Be nn ett.

Phi Phi Northwest Missouri State College Maryville , Missou ri For the sixth consecutive year, Phi Phi chapter achieved the top yearly scholastic average at Northwest Missouri State . President Darlene Guest accepted the traditional trophy from President R. P. Foster and our sorority retired the trophy for the second time. The Christmas spirit prevai led for Phi Phi long before the vacation officially began . Our pledges presented a candlelight ceremony followed by the appearance of a very merry Santa and his helpless helper. In addition to a gift exchange, the p ledges gave the members red felt Christmas stockings filled with candy. Carol Workman was elected Bearer of the Greens for the annual Hanging of the Greens ceremony which


Again this year, Phi Phi is pleased to see several of its members active in campus leadership. L orna Stevens has been appoin ted special activities chairman of the Union Board. Diana Brown has recently been elected president of Cardinal K ey, national honor sorority for women, and is serving as vice president of the junior class. Carol Workman is serving as president of the senior class, and Kathy Abersold, a pledge, was elected vice president of the freshman class. As the time for final examinations draws near, all of us are trying to concentrate on our books, but plans for spring rush have a lready begun. The theme for both rush and our informal dance in February is East India. -CAROL WoRKMAN

Chi Chi Ball State University Muncie, Indiana Phi Phi Chapter.

honors all senior girls and their parents . Janice Couch was named Snow Princess for this ceremony and was responsible for reading the Christmas dialogue. Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Phi's brother fraternity, tapped five girls to become members of their honorary society, " The Daughters of Diana." These girls named at th.e TKE Christmas Ball were JoAnn Montgomery, Sue C1sco, Sue Schriver, Collen N elson, and T oni Johnson. An a ll-sorority Christmas party was another step toward encouraging better relationships among Greeks on the NWMSC campus. Representatives from each sorority participated in the program and Santa attended the party with his hair in rollers. Our pledges took their skip to Springfield, Missouri and visited the girls of Beta Sigma chapter. Not only did they have a fun -filled weekend but they also strengthened the bond of friendship with the girls of Beta Sigma.

We are not only glad to begin a new year but we are still excited about many of the wonderful things left from 1965 . We were first place winners for the Greek Week decorations contest. Working with the Theta Chis really made it fun. Next we began our formal rush . The first party was an informal tea held in our suite. The second was a formal dessert with the theme being "When you wish upon a star." The room was decorated with stars in a heavenly atmosphere. We displayed our tropies, jewelry, scrapbooks, and other Alpha Sigma Alpha mementoes in a garden setting which was set apart from the heaven. The favors for our guests were candles with a star-shaped base made of white parafin and sprinkled with red glitter. After a light dessert and singing by the members each invited guest wished upon our Alpha Sigma Alph~ star. Our hard work and anticipation was well rewarded when we greeted our new pledges into our suite. Up a nd corning on the agenda is the pledge dance. The theme is to be "Bring in the New." It is to be held at the Anderson Hotel and the ballroom will be decorated as a gala New Year's Eve party. The evening will be highlighted with the formal introduction of our new pledges. They will be presented with an Alpha Sigma Alpha jewelry box and a red carnation. L ater on in the new year we will be involved in trike-e-thon, spring sing, senior recognition dinner, and the planning of our spring formai.-Junv MIKESELL

Psi Psi Northwestern State College Natchitoches, Louisiana

Is there really a Santa Claus? Ask a Phi Phi.


Psi Psi has been very busy since the last issue of the PHOENIX went to press. We collected used toys throughout the city and delivered these to Pinecrest State School for the mentally retarded at Christmas time. After returning from ou r holiday vacation, we addressed envelopes for the March of Dimes campaign. We have pledged some new girls and initiated our fall pledges. The two events corning up in the spring are State Day and our annual spring formal. Beta D elta chapter of the University of Southern Mississippi will be our hostesses at the convention. Our spring formal is centered around a showboat, with the title "Moonlight Gamblers." We plan to decorate our college student cen-


ter with a background of river scenes, with huge cards as an inset for picture taking. T he tables will be decorated with green cloths and tiny gas lanterns and our favors will be decks of cards with the occasi~n and date engraved on them. We hope to dress our band in vests western hats, and bow ties to represent our "gamblers,'~ and we plan to wear our matching green formals. Psi Psi wi ll end the college year planning for rush in the fall and fu ll of high hopes for Alpha Sig's continued growth on the NSC campus.-SANDY R oYER

needed by the soldiers in Viet Nam. The seriousness of the cause of their being there has awakened a true sense of patriotism in each of our girls, and I am very proud to say that we have gotten off to a great and enthusiastic ~tart. We are looking forward to seeing this project end JUSt as successfully as it has started. All together the Beta D eltas have had a very successfu_l year thus far. We eagerly await the rest of the year w1th hopes that our other A"2.A sisters across the nation have enjoyed their work and p lay as much as we h ave ours .-CHARLOTTE McQuEEN

Beta Gamma Northeastern State College Tahlequah, Oklahoma As the first semester draws near a close, Beta Gammas are still going strong. President Margaret Gage and pledge J udy Garoutte have been selected to Who's Who. O ur new pledges gave a Christmas party for the exceptional children a t Steed H ouse at Northeastern . T he children played games and were served refreshments. Beta Gammas celebrated their annual Christmas party December 14. Members and pledges exchanged gifts and afterward went caroling. Beginning J anuary 3, Beta Gammas observed Greek Week along with the other Greek organizations on campus. Activities included a song fest, sports activities, and ended with a forma l dance in the ballroom of the student center. Preparations are being made for State Day which will be held at Northeastern in May. We are all looking forward to meeting the alumnae and exchanging new ideas and suggestions .- JAN ICE WARD

Beta Epsilon Madison College Harrisonburg, Virginia A buzz of excitement has prevailed throughout the winter months. Halloween weekend climaxed Beta Epsilon's social events of October. Old and new members entertained their guests at a gala dinner dance held a t the Belle Meade Restaurant. To add to the excitement of the weekend, many attended neighboring footba ll games and concerts. Following this, our chapter sponsored a fashion ~how called "Winter-go-Round of Fashion." Costumes for all occasions were obtained from local merchants. The finale, to everyone's delight, featured a flowing wedding gown. Following the show, members and guests, enjoyed an evening tea on the Panhellenic Patio of our new Panhellenic dorm.

Beta Delta University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi Prum-Prum-Prum became familiar sounds to the ears of the Beta D eltas as these words and the songs "Little Drummer Boy" and "Alpha Sigma Sweetheart" led us to a very surprising third place victory in the annual Chi Omega Song Fest. Song fest was only one of the victories the Beta Deltas have scored this year. Enthusiasm and spirit helped us place second in Women's Intramural Volleyball and pushed us up to the number 1 spot over the other sororities in intramurals. Goblins .and spooks were in full swing to make our annual Halloween dance the best yet. It was followed in December by our annual Big Sis-Little Sis Christmas party where we exchanged gifts. The success of this party was greatly attributed to our gracious alums who furnished our marvelous refreshments. Several Beta Deltas that we are especially proud of are : Diane Delmas, senior class treasurer; Mary Ann Pearson, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities; Jelinda Blackwell, student body homecoming maid; Kay Gunn, Miss Moss Point, Mississippi; Gwen Gallop, Miss Pascagoula, Mississippi; and Margaret Palmer, Junior Miss of Gulfport, Mississippi. The Beta Deltas are now in the midst of plans for G.I. Joe Month. This is a school-sponsored project in which each organization has money-making projects. The money that is made is used to buy articles that are


" Spa rky" Jo nes a nd Joanne Beave r of Beta Epsi lon po se during the G reek Festival Party.

Our enthusiastic pledges planned several unusual but meaningful projects and activities. The first of these was a bonfire vesper service held on the grounds behind campus. Warmed by a glowing fire, we joined together in thought and prayer. Following this our pledges held a Greek festival party. As our slaves, they adorned members with togas and palm crowns. Then each pledge served refreshments to her respective master-big sister. Initiation seemed to be quickly followed by our celebration of Founders' Day. As usual, we returned to the


rustic setting of Bear Trap Farm. After a delightful buffet and thought provoking ceremony, our new members entertained with original songs composed by their pledge class. The logs burning in the fireplaces turned our thoughts to the approaching Christmas season. Our first Christmas plan was focused around our philanthropic project. We planned and executed a Christmas party at Western State Mental Hospital. Small gifts were given to the patients, and everyone enjoyed the singing of Christmas carols. The party seemed to raise the morale of the patients and promote a true Christmas spirit throughout the chapter. Christmas for Beta Epsilon included preparations for the annual Panhellenic Christmas dance. The theme was "Santa's Workshop," and Santa, from his rocking chair, watched the festivities. Three members of Beta Epsilon participated in the figure. Following this, a reception was held for members of the figure and their college guests. At our last meeting before vacation, the old members were surprised with a Christmas party. Advisers, too, joined in songs, games, and refreshments. T his seemed an appropriate way to close out the old year in preparation for the new. This new year we anticipate a variety of social events. State Day will be held at Madison, and we can hardly wait to renew old friendships with our neighboring sisters. We are also looking forward to achieving greater success in the goals that all Alpha Sigma Alpha sisters strive for.-ROBIN BOWYER AND KATHY WELKENER

Beta Zeta

We are now looking ahead to spring semester and initiation, Greek Week, State D ay, O pen R ush, and our Spring FormaL-JoHNNIE WATSON

Beta Eta Dickinson State College Dickinson, North Dakota Hill billie Holiday! T he theme of the first rush party for Beta Eta chapter set an informal atmosphere and spirit. Gunny sacks and hay bales set appropriately for sitting blended with barefeet and corncob pipes to lure the prospective members to "our side" of the "feud." Our second party was illustrative of the serious side of A L.A . We used a Christmas theme. The combination, coupled with unbeatable Alpha Sig personalities, proved successful because we pledged great girls! In the hectic week before Christmas vacation we took time out to relax at the annual party given by our alumnae. We had a wonderful time singing carols, talkover school and consuming ALL those Goodies ! The members of Beta Eta treated their little sisters to steaks at the local steak house. What a Christmas present ! It was a delightful way to end a hectic week! Plans have been made for our annual candy sale and a fund raising spaghetti supper is in the near future. Plans are a lso underway to compete with Beta Beta for the Scholarship Award! Our "Biggest and Best" Sweetheart Ball is in the planning stages which means more fun, work, and excitment in the ensuing months.-SusAN K. CLARK

University of Southwestern Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Fall semester is coming to an end and Beta Zetas can look back at it and fondly remember the many wonderful times we have had working and playing together. There hasn' t been a dull moment. Our pledges gave us the annual Halloween Party at the home of Corky Weiss. Everyone dressed in their oldest clothes and had a great time bobbing for apples, passing oranges, having a tug-a-war, and entertaining the pledges. We all enjoyed the player piano and took turns pumping it. It was a lot of good times for all. November 12 was the beginning of a very busy homecoming weekend. Beta Zetas wore their red and white uniforms and rode in old Model-T cars singing sorority and school songs for the homecoming parade. After the bonfire, we went to Trudy Sly's home to complete our decorations that we put up Saturday morning at 6 a.m. Saturday afternoon we held Open House in the sorority room. Before the game Saturday night, we gave out red balloons with "Alpha Sigma Alpha Backs the Bulldogs" on them. During the pre-game ceremonies, T rudy Sly, activities chairman, accepted the second place School Spirit trophy for the Beta Zetas. November 14 found the Beta Zetas in the Louisiana Room of Jacob's honoring our charter members on our twenty-fifth anniversary. The pace didn't slow down any in December when we had a houseparty in St. Martinsville. It was a weekend of fun, games, singing, and relaxation for all. This houseparty really brought us all closer together. Beta Zetas spread the Christmas spirit by going to the orphanage and hospitals caroling before the Christmas party. Our pledges received night shirts with Alpha Sigma Alpha on them and the members were given silver mugs with Alpha Sigma Alpha initials on them.


Beta Theta Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, Michigan Snow has buried us here at Central just in time for our winter dinner dance, sleigh rides, and our ski weekend at Timberlee Resort, T raverse City, Michigan. Psychologically, we prepare for spring rush by getting together to talk among ourselves about our sorority. We call this a "gripe session" or a "discussion session," and we share opinions about our group so that we know what we are saying to the rushees. T h is discussion helps our group to know what is different about us as AL.As and good friends. We will also have a workshop before rush to make party name tags and decorations. Greek Week is our favorite campus spring activity and certainly our wildest here at CMU. A L.As will be trying hard to win the first place in Greek Week Sing again. Last year our versions of "Exodus,'' "Wish I Wuz," and "Au Pres de rna Blonde" put us on that pedestal. Beta Thetas will be traveling this summer. Cindy Clemens, Birmingham senior, Mary Elsie, Portland junior, and Nancy Wares, T raverse City senior, are going to Europe together. Mary Ann Coleman, Mount Morris sophomore, is going to Mexico to study and visit friends whom she knew while there during high school. Peggy Gekas, Lake Linden senior, is the second Beta Theta to join the Peace Corps. Peggy goes into training this summer and is expecting to be sent to Nigeria, Africa. Karen Bjork Strom and her husband, Pete, Sigma Tau Gamma, are teaching English in Ethiopia, Africa. Houseparty will be at Chimney Corners, Crystal Lake, Michigan near Lake Michigan. Chimney Corners is a


co l~ ege as we ll.

She has been a class officer, a junior resident, a member on May Court Chairman of Student Life, and a member of the Cotillio~ C lub . . Befitting and exemplifying the ideals of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sweetheart, Cathy Siler was one of the six Beta Iotas represented in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities for 1965-1966. Others elected were Kay Carpenter, J oan Fulmer, Vicki J ones, Judy Kasdorf, and Nancy Putnam. Our last activity of the quarter was our Christmas party. The pledges entertained the members with a uniq~e rendition of "Rudolph, The R ed Nose Reindeer," and m turn the members animated "The T welve Days of Christmas. " As Sa nta came through the sorority room window, he was pleased to see the towel dogs the pledges had made displayed under the Christmas tree . In keeping with the meaning of Christmas, all of the Beta I otas joined the other Alpha Sigma Alp has in the Candlelight Ceremony.-SHARON ScHLOSSER

Barb Long, Sue Saunders, Cindy Clemens, Lynda Johnson, and Fran Wilson of Beta Theta, ham it up during skits at spring housepart y.

winter ski resort wi th 25 lodges on pine covered slopes. We will curl up in a lodge on the brink of the "expert" slope overlooking the lake. Lynda Johnson, Orchard L ake sophomore, is a new co-counselor for Juanita Chamberlain, our 13-year-old Chippewa India n little sister. Letters from soldiers in Viet Nam include thanks for the Christmas package we sent to them. Most of the men say that they are gla d to know that we care. "Where have all the young men gone-long time passing ... " -L EE ANNE HARFF Beta Iota s are rea dy for their rush party " Cafe L' Alpha ."

Beta Iota Radford College Radford, Virg inia The Beta Iotas experienced a most rewarding fall quarter. One of the high lights was having our National Editor on campus. We enjoyed Mrs. Koenemann's visit immensely. Our new pledges, another one of the highlights of the quarter, nave a dded much to the enthusiam and spirit of sisterhood. The pledges wasted no time in becoming active Alphas! They proved their enthusiasm by supporting the "Alphabits" in volleyball intramura ls, by selling homemade candy in the Panhellenic booth for campus carnival, by contributing to the Thanksgiving basket for a needy family, and by decorating the Panhellenic float for the Christmas parade of the city of R adford. In spite of their busy schedules, the pledges found time to make programs and placecards for the Founders' Day Banquet. We were very h onored to have as our guest speaker, Miss Mary Jane Dudley, a past president of Beta Iota and a present member of the board of visitors of R adford College. The announcement of our sweetheart end ed this long and anticipated event. Our sweetheart, Cathy Siler, is not only an outstanding person in the sorority but to the


Beta Kappa Western Illinois University Macomb, Illinois The Beta Kappas began winter quarter with a flurry of Christmas activities. The pledges put up the Christmas tree and decorations. On Monday night 路 before we left for vacation we had our Christmas party. We played Christmas games, exchanged gifts, and sang carols. Our adviser, Miss J o Ann Venable, gave us two Yule Logs, which she made while in Brusse ls, Belgium. It is the custom in France to have the Yu le Log after coming back from midnight mass on Christmas Eve. It was delicious, and we all enjoyed the cake. It was a wonderfu l Christmas vacation, but it was also wonderful to get back to school. The new year is going to be a very busy one for the Beta Kappas. The Beta Kappas are proud of having won the fall scholarship trophy. The pledges had their Help Week January 4-8, and it was a busy time for them. They presented a skit for the members based on the s ngs from Mary Poppins. One night the p ledges prepared an d served dinner at the


house. Afterwards they presented a narrated style show. On another night they attended a basketball game together. They have been busy with many other activi ties. Now we are frantically getting ready for formal rush. The Round Robins start J anuary 16. Then the rest of the week is for informal parties and the forma l party. Our informal party is based on a "Roaring 20s" theme. All of us are making costumes for it. We have four 1920's swimsuits, some Keystone cop outfits, and flapper dresses. The formal party is the traditional "Manhattan Serenade." We are in the middle of redecorating our chapter house. It was hoped that everything would be finished by rush, but unfortunately it will not. The woodwork is being refinished, new wallpaper is being put up, the fireplace has new marble on it, and there is a new chandelier in the dining room. Also new carpeting is

New me mbers of Beta Kappa after init iation.

being installed on the first floor. We are a ll very excited about it and are anxious to see its completion. T he house is quite tumbled at the moment and peace and order are longed for. Our adviser, M iss Jo Ann Venable, was initiated into full membership December 21. Miss Venable is a French professeur here at Western. She graduated from the University of Arkansas, Phi Beta Kappa, was a Fullbright exchange student in Brussels, Belgium, and received her masters in French from the University of Miami in Florida. She is a great help to all of us, and we are very glad that she is an Alpha Sigma Alpha. We gave a party for the mentally retarded children at Logan school. We gave a little play for them and then served refreshments. These children simply stole our hearts. One of the big events ahead for Beta Kappa is State Day, April 16. So far our year has been very prosperous and our future plans are focused on State Day. Our thoughts are directed toward the future-work ing for a larger and stronger sorority, ever strengthening the ties of sisterhood. Here's hoping all of our sister chapters have a very successful year in Alpha Sigma Alpha.-jANICE BERRY


Beta Lambda Arkansas State Teachers College Conway, Arkansas This year has been both rewarding and fun -filled for the Beta Lambda chapter. In October the members and the pledges dined together at a restaurant in town. After being seated in a private dining room, the members were served steak, baked potato, tossed salad and iced tea. Meanwhile the p ledges were given a small salad consisting of lettuce topped with an opened can of cold pork and beans. Later the pledges were served the same meal as the members, and it was announced that they would become neophytes. This turned out to be a delightful experience for all involved. On Halloween night we were invited to a party at the home of Gigi Worm. Everyone dressed in a costume. Even the furniture in the house was draped in white and glowing pumpkins furnished the light. We all enjoyed the refreshments and games which pulled us toward a closer sisterhood relationship. For Christmas this year we had our party at the Children's Colony, a school and home for children who are mentally retarded. We met in our sorority room before going and stuffed Christmas stockings with many different goodies for each girl in the cottage we have been working with. As our Philanthropic project, this has been extremely rewarding, and on this particular night singing carols and presenting the stockings was fulfi lling to every girl. Also, this year w.e sent Christmas cards to our parents. Spring rush is coming soon and many plans are underway. The theme, "Circus," for the informal party was a big success last year, and we hope by using it again this year we will get to know the rushees better. We plan to use our traditional " A"LA Heaven" for the formal rush party. Several of our members received honors this fa ll. Wandeana Borgard was selected for Who's Who in Amercan Colleges and Universities for the {econd year. Carolyn Whiley and Karen Larson were a lso selected for Who's Who. We are especially proud of Carolyn Cerrato, one of our pledges, who had a 4.0 in her academic subjects at mid-semester. She was a lso a member of the Frontier Court at the annual Phi Sigma Epsilon Frontier dance. As the year ends, we hope everyone has accomplished much, and has had a good year. We wish the best of luck to all of our sisters across the nation in a ll that is d one. - SUSAN REID

Beta Mu Henderson State Teachers College Arkadelphia, Arkansas Beta Mu has been very busy since mid-semester when rush started. Before rush our room chairman scrubbed our room spotless. One of our members made a darling bulletin board centered around the honors of Alpha Sigs. Everyone was impressed, especially our rushees. Many nights before rush we met in the sorority room and practiced songs we would sing at the rush parties. We had a lot of fun and this brought our sisterhood closer together. Then rush began and it was a great success! The first week of rush all the sororities had open house and rushees visited them all. We served punch and cookies.


Our centerpiece was an Alpha Sig pin with Beta Mu guard made of red carnations. It was very attractive. Two weeks later, after practicing and hurrying, we had our traditional R ainbow Ceremony. We all wore identical formals. Six officers wore colored formals and the rest wore white. After everyone had been served refreshments, chatted and sung songs, we began the ceremony. The whole ceremony was done in the shape of a heart. Each officer carried a candle and spoke about the important qualities of AL.A . Every other member carried a long-stemmed red rose. After the ceremony each rushee was prese nted her favor which was a painter's pallet with the colors worn by the officers and AL.A Formal Rush Party painted on it. Several Beta Mu alumnae came back to reminisce wi th us. On a cold rainy m orning before sunrise we all trave led to our adviser's home to have breakfast and vote on our new pledges. W e then went back to our dorms and waited until bids were issued that same afternoon. We were waiting in our room when our new pledges came to accept. We are very proud of our new pledge class and know they will uphold the standards of Alpha Sigma Alpha. H onors have been pouring into Beta Mu this year. Five out of the eight Reddie cheerleaders are Alpha Sigs. They are M ary Lynn Ballard, Ann Wells, Diane Funk, D onna Gray, and Terry Thompson. Class favorites were swamped with Alpha Sigs. Several are Queen of Star's nominees. Nine were named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Tina Kurylas and Carol Ann R ogers were named ROTC sponsors. Diane Funk is Pershing Rifle Sweetheart. Ann Wells was tapped into Heart and K ey, an honorary organization. Among the h omecoming royalty was T erry Thompson. We h ope honors keep corni ng the rest of the year. We have already begun our magazine sales. This year we divided into teams who will compete against each other for the most sales. We wi ll be very busy after Christmas studying for exams and helping our new pledges. Initiation will be near the first of March. We will have initiation, a Mother-Daughter Banquet, and a tea for the families the next day. In February we will have a Panhellenic Valentine D ance. Before the dance we will have a party for our dates and give them favors.-LouANNE L EAKE

Beta Nu Murray State University Murray, Kentucky Finals ate rapidly approaching and with them the end of a busy but profitable semester for Beta Nus. The semester started off with our "Back-to-School" D ance. After the dance, we began thinking of rush. We got wonderful pledges and were proud to welcome a ll of them. Our thoughts next turned to homecoming. We worked very hard on our float entry, "Stairway to the Stars," and although we did not win a prize, we had fun working together. Our candidate for Homecoming Queen, Pat Douglas, was presented as an attendant to the Queen at the game. In observance of Founders' D ay, we held a banquet at the Triangle Inn. After the banquet, we had a Founders' Day program wh ich was followed by our regular Monday night meeting. Another highlight of the year was our annual C.h ristmas formal, the Mistle toe Ba ll. Tra ditional Christmas


music as we ll as current hits were furnished by the band. As Christmas drew near, Beta Nus found themselves quite busy attending Christmas parties. On D ecember 13, we invited several rushees to go caroling with us. Afterwards we returned to our room and enjoyed refreshments. On D ecember 15, we held our annual Christmas Coffee. After the open-house festivities had ended, we exchanged gifts. Beta Nus are very proud of Donna Sermersheim who was chose n Crescent Girl of the Lambda Chi Alpha C olony. Karen Erickson was chosen Sweetheart of Alpha Phi Omega. Karen was also a semifinalist in the Shield Queen Contest and was selected as a member of the Sea Mists, a synchronized swim club. ROTC H eadquarters Company chose Charlotte R eina as their sweetheart. J ennifer Steigner and Frances Armstrong were named to Who's Who. Several of ou r members have been initiated as members of honorary fraternities. Mary Lou Smith was chosen by Murray State President, Dr. R alph Woods, to serve as a member of the College Judicial Board. Pat D ougl as, Yvonne Trotter, and Carla Greenwell were chosen as candidates for Miss Murray State by various organiza tions on campus. At the first home basketball game, Marilyn Wyatt Lovett was presented as a fin a list in the Mrs . Murray State Contest. Now that a ll the excitement of Christmas has come to a close, Beta Nu has begun planning for the spring semester. We h ave planned a pancake breakfast and a Valentine Party to precede our rush season. Beta Nus have had a rewarding fall semester and expect the second semester to be the same. We hope a ll our sisters across the nation had a successful year and wish them success in any project they undertake the rest of the year.-MARILYN LOVETT

Beta Pi Concord College Athens, West Virginia The mountain lion on the Beta Pi's homecoming float, " Surfin' to Victory," won everyone's heart and the Alpha Sigs' a second p lace award in nearby Princeton a nd third place award in Athens. This was only one of the pleasures that the Beta Pi's enjoyed on that fine October day, and our happiness was made complete when we were able to entertain our a lumnae with a Homecoming Tea. The week following homecoming all of the Beta Pis pitched in who le-heartedly to begin our fall rush parties. We began wi th two short socials and ended the rush with the "Alpha Sigma Alpha Speakeasy. " This last party was very effective due to the fine acting of several of our members in a skit entitled "Proctercella at Olde Concord," and appropriate decoration. To make our fall days complete we were honored with a visit from Mrs. Harry G. Rowe, Central Office Executive. During her stay the entire sorority, including the new pledges, dined at the college cafeteria with her. We felt her visit was very helpful to us as indi vi dua ls and as a group . The Beta Pis celebrated Founders' Day by going to the Town an d Country R estaurant for dinner. After the dinner Sara Woodrum, Mickey Ball, Penny Scott, and Andora Lilly presented a program in keeping with the Founders' D ay theme. The month of D ecember was high lighted by two parties. The first was given by the pledges for the mem-


Fall pledge s of Beta Pi are, first row left to right, Anita Roncella, Lynn Vickors, Judy Helms , Kay Gygax, Ang ie Messere, Nancy Harmon , Sandy Saunders, Frances Roncella, and Sandy Dransfield. Second row, Nancy Grimmett, Judy Schab, Nancy Booth, Sarah Mann , Sue Hopk ins, and Becky Clark.

bers and was entitled " The Alpha Sigma Alpha Discotheque." All of the girls were dressed as Go Go girls, and the pledges pantomimed popular recording groups. The second party was given in honor of the p ledges by the members. It was held the week before Christmas vacation, and the Christmas theme was boosted by a visit from Santa Claus and two elves. Instead of exchanging personal gifts the girls brought toys which were later taken to Wade School in Bluefield, a school for the mentally retarded. Several Beta Pis have been in the campus spotlight this winter. Jud y Rul e and Beverly Mooney were named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Helen Counts and Penny Scott have been initiated to the women's h onor society, Cardinal Key, and Helen was a lso selected for Kapp a D elta Pi, the ed ucational honor society. Porcilla Marietti has been appointed SGA representative for the AWS. Last, but certainly not least, the Beta Pis awarded Sue H opkins the honor of being best pledge. At th e present time the Beta Pis are busy planning sp ring rush and the spring formal. We send our very best wishes to the gi rls of the other chapters.- MICKEY BALL

Beta Rho Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois The Alpha Sigs at N orthern have just finished a wonderfu l fall semester. Our annual pledge informal was a big success. It was held at the Log Lodge in R ockford. The evening was highlighted by skits, songs, and refreshments. Norma Ream did a great job as chairman. We were happy to sponsor Theta Chi Bill Hendrey for Playboy at the Sigma Pi Playboy D ance. Jean McClarney, Linda Berry, and Janis Ansell represented us at the dance as Playboy bunnies. Last semester was filled with work as we ll as parties. We are all looking forward to beginning it all again. We decided to keep our Oriental theme for rush since it brought us such good luck last semester. Our life-sized


paper-mache Buddha will be the center of attention. Using the artistic talents of Sheryl Westerman and Jean Nicklas, the walls will be covered with large Oriental murals. Winter Carnival is coming. This year we are trying something a li ttle different. Instead of entering alone or with a fraternity, we are entering with Sigma Kappa sorority. We are hoping that this will add something to the Panhellenic spirit on our campus. Plans are being developed for a party for the mentally retarded child ren at the Dixon State H ospital. It will be in connection with our national philanthropic project. We are a lso going to have a Magazine Week to further aid the project. We are a ll involved in outside activities. Bonnie Ruddell was recently asked to become one of the Sisters of Minerva, a Sigma Alpha Epsilon group. Mary Alice Ernst is again busy with debate. Pat York and Marti Crews are working on the establishment of a Class of '66 Fund. J oy Gotz and J oan Senica are members of the University Center Board Concert Committee. Sally Nelson and Marti Crews are involved with Operation Handshake which is a campus-wide project to send mai l and gifts to the soldiers in Viet Nam. If you are looking for a service project, this one is quite gratifying. L ooking ahead, there is Greek Week. We were all happy when Marcia Zabinski was chosen this year's Greek Week chairman. Another Alpha Sig has been appointed to a chairmanship. Gail Borghi is the chairman of May Fete. We are en tering the Island Acts with Theta Chi this year. We are looking forward to a big trophy.-MARTI CREWS

Beta Sigma Southwest Missouri State College Springfield, Missouri The past few months have been busy ones for Beta Sigma chapter. We recently held two parties during open rush from which we gained several new pledges. Sou thwest Missou ri State College gave a reception for Miss Missou ri who is Beta Sig's own Lesley Fleenor. Our chapter observed F ounders' Day by attending church as a group at the National Avenue Christian Church. Following this, we had a dinner and ceremony at the Colonial H otel. Nineteen girls representing the Maryville chapter at Northwest Missouri State honored us with a visit on the weekend of November 19-21. Along with having exchange parties with the various fraternit !es, Beta Sigs held a Thanksgiving dinner for the chapter at the sorority house. We have had two bunking parties at which humorous skits were presented by both the members and pledges. L ou Ann Lambeth and J o Kay Wilkerson were selected from SMS to be in Who's Who. A reception, with well-known comedy star T om Ewell as honored guest, was held for the candidates for Ozarko Queen. Beta Sigma's candidate for yearbook queen is Evelyn Vance. L esley Fleenor, who is presently reigning as queen, served at the reception. Among the Christmas activities our chapter participation included the Springfield Miss Merry Christmas C ontest at which Linda Richter was selected as a finalist and Lahna Wilson and Susie McGehee were semi-finalists. Stephanie Shuck was a Christmas Queen attendant at the college.


Pledges of Beta Sigma getting ready for their skit at the Christmas Party.

Other Beta Sigmas enjoy the entertainment.

As one of its philanthropic projects, Beta Sigma held its annual Christmas party for the mentally retarded children at the State Training School in Springfield. During the afternoon we presented songs and stories for the eighty-two children. Finally, we held our traditional Christmas dinner at the sorority house. The dinner was followed by an exchange of gifts, a religious program presented by the active chapter, and a humorous skit by the pledge class. Special guests included our patronesses, the alumnae advisory board, and the chapter advisers.- MARY WICKS

Beta Upsilon Indiana State University Terre Haute, Indiana Beta Upsilon girls celebrated Founders' Day in the home of Mrs. Margaret Tamar, our social patroness. After a very impressive ceremony, we strengthened the bonds of our sisterhood by singing sorority songs and reminiscing past events. Each of our sisters left this ceremony with a true feeling of sisterhood that helped inspire her to do her best throughout rush.


This year we held a pre-rush weekend with Mrs. Judy Trowell, National Membership Director, as our guest. In her talk to the chapter, Mrs. Trowell gave us many ideas for the rush season. She helped us to see that our feelings for Alpha Sigma Alpha should be contagious. Sunday morning our chapter, with Mrs. Trowell, worshipped together at Centenary Methodist Church. Afterwards, we lunched together in Mills Residence Hall. Following Mrs. Trowell's inspiration, we successfully executed our plans for rush. During split parties, we enacted the rotation system which enabled each of us to meet and talk with a greater number of rushees. Our skit, which we presented before the end of each party, had as its theme "Huck Finn." It featured a river boat, "The Alpha Queen," two minstrels, a female singer, and two Huck Finn characters. So that the rushees could participate, the skit featured a hootenanny. At the first formal party we introduced Alpha La Sig and her Baby Bunnies in "Club Alpha Cabana." Other highlights in the skit were a song and dance routine and a comic trio. This all took place in a night club atmosphere. The second formal party took us into fantasy land with "Alice and the Wishing Well." The skit centered around how Alice, a normal college girl, decided which sorority to pledge. After she had met various Alpha Sig characters, she dropped her penny in the well, while the Queen of Alpha Sig Land sang "Under the Heart." In order to maintain the atmosphere, the rushees dropped their pennies in the well to see what was under their hearts. In the third formal party, we demonstrated the more serious side of A"2-A. This party centered around a ceremony in place of a skit. In the ceremony, we explained six traits of an Alpha Sig, which were sincerity, scholarship, courage, loyalty, spirituality and sisterhood. We concluded formal rush with a party entitled " A"2.A Coronation." The main event in the party was the wishing well ceremony at which time the pledges received their pledge ribbons. Among other events this semester were trade parties with ISU and Rose Polytechnical Institute fraternities. For one of our money-making projects we sold milk chocolate candy bars. We had a Christmas party with our alumnae for underprivileged children. The highlight of the party was giving them gifts. The child ren were very appreciative and enjoyed the party very much. For the first time this year Panhellenic sponsored an all Greek Christmas caroling with a Christmas tree lighting as the highlight of the evening. Mrs. Tamar had a Christmas party for us. in her home. We had a wonderful time sitting in front of the fireplace singing Christmas carols and talking. Another highlight of the year was the Crystal Ball. Sally Grant was chairman of the annual event. She did a beautiful job of organizing this all Greek formal dance. At this annual event, each sorority's Ideal Sorority Woman of the Year is announced. This year Jan Rapp was given the honor. A pre-dance punch hour was held honoring the new president's wife, Mrs. Alan C. Rankin. Our members are pleased with their accomplishments during the fall term and we have high hopes that Campus Revue and songfest will add trophies to our collection once again this semester. We hope our sisters across the nation have had as successful a year as Beta Upsi lon and we wish you success in any project you undertake the rest of the year.-RuTH PETTET


Beta Phi Stout State University Menomie, Wisconsin Each semester brings more and more challenges to college life, and Beta Phis have been on their toes through the sub-zero temperatures and every icy blizzard. Shortly after Thanksgiving vacation, we initiated our vivacious pledges and bestowed upon their president, Pandy Post, the 1965 Outstanding Pledge Award. We held a banquet in their honor and recalled our pledging days by singing pledge songs of the past. As a money-making project and Christmas spirit for the campus the Alpha Sigs sold famous name brand perfumes and held Christmas serenades at t he Dunn County Old Peoples Hospital and the dormitories. Everyone was shining and zestful at the Beta Phi pre-Christmas party and scavenger hunt. Throughout this first semester we have been working closely with Panhellenic Council organizing plans and rules for a new social group on our campus. We of Beta Phi have an eventful year yet to come and are already planning many of our spring rush parties and office campaigns.-BARBARA LYNN DICKMANN

Beta Psi Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan Throughout a hectic, fun-filled fall, the Alpha Sigs at Western have really been "on the go." Just before Halloween, the Beta Psis gave a party at the Lakeside Boys and Girls Home, a residential institution for underprivileged or unwanted children. The preplanned activities went beautifully, with traditional apple-bobbing and riotous relays occupying the energies of both the Alpha Sigs and the children. The rewarding evening was finished nicely with dancing, cider and donuts. The campus wide Dads' Day activities were a smashing success as usual! Alpha Sigs accompanied their dads to the Marshall-WMU footba ll game in Waldo Stadium, with all sitting in a reserved block. The dads were further identified by their sporty red and white carnations. The day's festivities were topped by a victory over Marshall and a delicious dinner at the Southgate Inn! Early in December one of the highlights of the year, AL.A's annual White and Crimson dinner dance, helped to brighten the pre-exam panic which was hitting all of us in this first year under the trimester system! Seated at small tables at Holiday Inn, the Alphas and their dates enjoyed a delicious dinner, sparked by some singing and a surprise after dinner. Lynn Harris decided to take this very special night to surprise us all with her candle-light, announcing her engagement . . . and a wonderfu l surprise it was! After dinner, dancing began, with everyone looking beautiful in their long gowns. Decorations at the party, too, were really smashing! A large Christmas tree and huge suspended ornaments helped to create a holiday mood! The day following our dinner dance, Sigma Chi hosted all of us at a tree-trimming party at their house! As usual, we had a great time with this fraternity. In return for their hospitality, the Alpha Sigs brought small, joke type gifts for the brothers, as well as more substantial gifts for a gift exchange among themselves. Gracing this party were the golden decorations from the evening before.


In the evening, 1mtiation took place for our great pledges, crowning an exciting and busy weekend. The new members were presented with d olls from their big sisses, as well as other small gifts and notes from every member of the sorority! It was a good feeling to have everyone an initiated member as rush was just around the corner ! Rush is rather special for us this year, and Beta Psi has some great parties up her sleeve-but more about that next time !-ELLEN R uNKEL

Gamma Alpha Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska Gamma Alpha has been an ac tive group since our last letter. October hosted a world of events, the primary one being a Miss Cutie contest. This year's Alpha Sigma Cutie was Pat Rice, our chapter's vice-president. All funds raised from the university-wide contest went to the United Fund Drive. November brought on a change from the annual Sadie Hawkins Party to a pizza party. Gamma Alphas and their dates filled the party room of the Pizza Oven to dance the evening away. Plans began for the homecoming float with Ann Shaughness and Millie Murphy organizing the many details that were involved before the big event in D ecember. Together with the hardworking Iota Kappa Epsilon men the girls rniracuously transformed a truck, a few boards, and boxes of napkins into a model of the Titanic crushed into an iceberg. Of course, the "Unsinkable Billy Bluejay," based on the Broadway musical "Unsinkable Molly Brown," found his way to safety in a small life boat swinging free of the sinking ship. No one cou ld have been prouder as it took its place in the parade and rounds of app lause

Chicken wire gets stuffed to create the pride of Gamma Alpha-a homecoming float-"Unsinkable Billy Bluejay."

greeted it. As an annual project Alpha Sigs a lso make the homecoming mums. This was indeed a busy time for us all. We were, of course, not without royalty in this season. Linda D ePasquale was first attendant and


Pledges of Ga mma Alpha prese nted a Christ mas program of '"Twas the Night Before Christmas-or-The Coming of Alph a C laus."

princess from the School of Medicine. Eileen Barr was chosen as princess to represent the School of Dentistry. From homecoming, minds and hearts turned to the Christmas season. Gamma Alpha arranged a Christmas party for the retarded children of St. J ohn' s Orphanage. Monthly, we sponsor a party or get-together for these children as our philanthropic projec t. Stockings were made and filled with "goodies" as all acquired the "real" spirit of Christmas. The pledges also put on a skit and planned a Christmas party for the members. All donned their night caps for "Twas the Night Before Christmasor-The Coming of Alpha Claus." Songs and fun initiated the Christmas vacation. The new year saw Gamma Alpha anx iously "hitting the books" as final examinations approach. H owever, plans for a post-semester mixer began along with plans for a new sorority winter uniform. In a few weeks Creighton will recognize Alpha Sigs in red and white houndstooth A-line skirts and red swede vests. We are all looking forward to the new look, pledges especially. Formal initiation is j ust around the corner. From float "experts" to students, royalty, mum-makers, and seamstresses; every one loves every minute vf their activity. We're never happy unless we're busy.-ANDREA Novo-GRADAC

Gamma Delta Queens College Flushings, New York Happy Spring from Gamma Delta! Last term was certainly a series of new and different experiences. The black-out and water shortage, as well as the transit strike kept our lives interesting. Panhellenic Greek Letter Day and the Pledge Cotillion kept life exciting. Maryann Bilello, our pledge queen candidate was chosen runner-up at the cotillion. If this was not the happiest day for our pledges, switch day was. On that glorious day, the big sister of each pledge took their little sisters p lace as a pledge and the


pledges reigned supreme. They were quite thorough, too. They used tricks they learned on ZBT Switch Day. What's that? Recently a ZBT colony on campus became a chapter of the fraternity. The pledges of both their group and our group were traded for a day and a good time was had by all. The ZBTs bought a beautiful cake to celebrate the occasion and the Alphas bought a tree, Christmas-Chanukkah, to decorate the fraternity house. We would like to officially welcome the brothers of Z BT to Queens College. Because Queens is not a boarding college, we usually have many things planned for our holidays. Many of the sisters and pledges spent the holidays skiing together, caroling, dancing, and the ever popular "writing papers" together. At the end of finals the pledges must face their pledge court and Hell-Night. They will present themselves dressed as a caricature of their big sister and laden with the fruits of their scavenger list. It promises to be an enjoyable evening for all, you see both members and pledges have tricks up their sleeves. This spring we are looking forward to State Day and the Queens College Carnival. Rushing will be on us before we know it and the traditional semi-annual events will come again. Again we would like to wish you a happy term and hope that we might be seeing some of you soon.-DIANE BARD lA

Gamma Epsilon University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin Gamma Epsilon has gone to the top with style this semester! We have a chapter of which all can be really proud. To start the new term, we put on a rush that was enjoyable for us as well as very profitable. Janice Koehler was our very dynamic and capable rush chairman. Rush consisted of a formal tea, an informal second function, and a Persian Garden Party. Our invitations for the last party were made in the shape of our four-p ointed pin with an Aladdin lamp on the front. We took our quota of pledges and all are absolutely beautiful. Homecoming was another of our successful adventures. We worked in conjunction with the Phi Sigma Kappas, a new fraternity on campus. Our float theme was "Panthers Pot of Victory" in accord with our new campus mascot. We built a huge Panther stirring a pot in which was boiling a member of the opposing team-in effigy. The setting was of the jungle type complete with palm trees, coconuts, and a water fall. For our efforts we were awarded the Top Sorority Float trophy. To add to the victories of the homecoming weekend, we won fourth place in the "Yell like H ell" contest. Co-chairmen of the homecoming float were D eirdre Kozlowski and Jan Koeh ler. Marie Chybowski was in charge of the cheer for the contest. Our next project was the second annual Greek Sister Dinner. Nan cy Andrus was the chairman this year. Each Alpha Sig invited one girl from another sorority for the dinner. The honored guests included the D ean of Women, Miss Charlotte Wolleger, and the Assistant Dean, Miss Jane Rosenbaum, who is also the Panhellenic Council adviser.


The City Panhellenic Council honored Gamma Epsilon by awarding us the Scholarship Trophy for showing the most improvement in our over-all grade point average. At the annual Panhellenic Ball, our president, Mary Ellen Hickey, was given the Top Sorority Woman of the Year award of the College Panhellenic Council. We are all still floating on cloud nine. To finish the semester right, we had our "Help Week." At this time, we put our pledges through many grueling paces. They will be initiated into our chapter soon. We are looking forward to another wonderful school term and want to wish everyone the best of luck in the coming semester.-RENA RoH LEDER

Gamma Zeta Arkansas A&M College College Heights, Arkansas Gamma Zetas wish to extend to Alpha Sigs everywhere wishes for a most prosperous and happy new year. As the fall semester began, our attention immediately turned to the coming rush season. Our first party, "Fun on Alpha Beach," was informal and was held in the sorority room. Afterwards members and rushees joined our brother fraternity, Phi Lambda Chi, and their rushees for a dance. Our formal party, "Scarlet Ribbons," was held in the dining room of a Monticello hotel and was impressively carried out by the presentation of red carnations to each rushee and by the singing of several of our sorority songs. At the end of rush we received pledges who have done a wonderful job of upholding the standards of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Homecoming was our next big activity for the semester. We joined the Phi Lambs in building a float. Our homecoming royalty was dominated as usual by Alpha Sigs. Those who proudly represented us were Carolyn Tucker, Martha Sue Henry, Fonda Johnson, Jean Coody, and Linda Frizzell. Our biggest honor this semester came when Charlotte Fitzgerald was chosen Miss Cotton Boll of 1966 over thirty-seven other contestants. This honor enabled her to represent A&M in the Miss National Cotton Picking Queen Contest in Memphis, Tennessee. Charlotte represented Alpha Sigma Alpha, and we are very proud of her. Our Christmas Formal was carried out as an Old Fashioned Christmas. This event is always a highlight for us, and this year was no exception. At this time it was announced that Jamie Gray had been selected Phi Lambda Chi Sweetheart for the corning year. Six Alpha Sigs were honored early this year by being invited to become members of the Countesses, a women's honor organization on campus. They are Nancy Herring, Ginger Moses, Carolyn Tucker, Donna Whitaker, Ann Ellington, and Sharon Williams. In August of the preceding year Donna Whitaker was chosen Miss Personality of Arkansas for 1966 and will represent the state in the American International Beauty Contest in Long Beach, California this summer. We of Gamma Zeta are very proud of our achievements this past year and are looking forward to many more wonderful activities in store for us during the new year.-SANDRA MINICH


Gamma Eta Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania The beginning of a new term and a new year found both sorority girls and rushees returning early to the Penn State campus for winter rush. At the first "chatter dates," folk music was heard issuing forth from the A'LA suite as Jeanne Gotwals and Susan Shank sang and accompanied themselves on the guitar. At the second round, games and songs were enjoyed by all. "Alphalct," adapted from Camelot, was staged for Bermuda Junctions. It included a skit, costumes, and songs, all based on this "knights of the round table" theme. Cocktail dress lent a more formal atmosphere to Coffee Hours, the final parties. Refreshments were strawberry parfaits and favors of small white satin pillows printed with our crest in red were presented to each girl. We concluded the final sessions with a wishing well ceremony given by our vice president, Judy Gulp. Thus, after four hectic days, rush was completed and Gamma Eta chapter now counts itself richer by its wonderful pledges! The new year is also a fine time to begin new activities Now that rush is over, the Gamma Etas can turn their attention toward future proj ects. The February pledge formal is a lways a long-awaited event and even further in the future is Penn State's Annual Spring Week Carnival. Tentative arrangements have also been made concerning a new philanthropic project. We plan to have a work day during which the Gamma Etas wi ll don jeans and sweatshirts to do odd jobs in State College. The Gamma Etas are looking forward to another year, one filled with laughter and fun, scholastic success, and meaningful activity.-TERRI LEE FALCK

Gamma Theta Syracuse University Syracuse, N.Y. Christmas is for children, but that doesn 't mean that the aged don't enjoy the holiday festivities just as much, if not more, than any youngster you could find. The

A Gamma Theta Santa Claus helps spread Christmas cheer.


Gamma Thetas will perhaps never forget the twinkle in the eyes and the joy on the lips of the fourteen members of the Lee Nursing Home whose Christmas was a little brighter this year because someone remembered, someone took the time to care about them. They listened with almost devout attentiveness to the sweet harmony of young voices, some tapping out the rhythm, others softly singing along to the tune of the familiar Christmas carols. Many were visibly m oved by the beauty of the Christmas spirit or perhaps the memory of Christmas' long past. They made requests and sang along with many of their favorites. A well-stuffed, jolly Santa was the m ost popular Gamma Theta of the day. Each of the members of the home were given gifts and enjoyed refreshments al ong with the attention given them by the girls. Those who were not well enough to join in the activities in the living room were visited individually in their rooms. When it came time to leave, we were fl ooded with invitations to return next year and warm "goodbyes" followed us out the door. It is hard to decide who enjoyed this experience more, the sisters who gave the party, or the aged who attended. We all felt a little richer when we left .-VALERIE WHALEN

Gamma Iota Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York Among the four aims of Alpha Sigma Alpha is the intellectual development of the sisters. To increase our intellectual development, we have bee n inviting a guest speaker to our meeting once a month. At one m ee ting, we had Sarah Jane Freeman, an R . I. T. student who spent a year in D enmark, speak of the life a nd customs in that country. In addition, we have h ad a speaker on parliamentry procedure who answe red our q uestions concerning proper procedures in our m ee tings. C oming, January 30, will be Alpha Sigma Alpha's Sunday Afternoon of "JAZZ, JAZZ, JAZZ." A group of seniors from the Eastman Sch ool of Music will give a concert which includes a special na rra tion on th e history of jazz. Both to raise funds and to place G amma I ota in the public eye, we have instituted a new progra m. We are sure ever yone has had bake sa les, but h as a nyone ever ha d a stick sa le-pretzel sticks, p eppermint sti cks, a nd pepperoni sticks . In a ddition to stick sales, we h ave been selling pickles and lollipops at the home basketba ll games. Sta rting J anu ary 8, Gamm a I ota begins its a nnual philan thropic p roject . Each year we help the R ed Cross with its swimming progra m for the m entall y a nd physica lly ha ndicapped . F our girls go each Sa turd ay un til after Easter and help the children ge t ready to swim a nd into th e pool. The girls who a re qu a lified help teach th e childre n to swim. Pledging sta rted for G amm a I ota in J anua ry. After th e first ceremony in th e steps toward sisterh ood, t here was a buffe t dinner and se rena de for our brother fraternity, a St. Valentine's D ay T ea, a nd a phila nth ropic projec t. Of cou rse, the pledges will play their usua l pra nks a nd also pla n some of their own fun ctions. We here in R oches ter wish everyone success in the new year. -CHERYL 0GBORNE


Gamma Kappa Glenville State College Glenville, West Virginia "Hey, where are the napkins? Who took the saw?" These were some of the famili a r cries heard during the building of the floa t for homecoming. The theme for the homecoming was "Pioneering Spirit" and the A2:.A girls chose a space ship circling a planet as the theme for their fl oat. All the hard work paid off quite well when the judges announced the winners. Alpha Sigma Alpha had won second place! As th e school year advanced, one found many of the members taking their place as offi cers of other organizations. M a rtha Lee H ornor, former presiden t of Gamma Kappa cha pter, was elected president of The Student Education Association. Sandy Whiston was elected as a cheerleader to represent Glenville State C ollege and Sandra L e Grande was elected sec retary of the junior class. Five Alpha Sigs are on sch ool committees: Diana Camp, activities committee ; J ohanna C oleman, assembly committee ; Cheryl L ee, dormitory foods ; Anne Stukey, counting committee; and Martha H ornor, supreme court committee. In order to form a closer fellowship and fri endship with our sisters we decided to have a C onsecra ti on Ceremony where ea ch girl rededicated herself to sorority. At the end of this ceremony the old Rituals were burned. Rush! Rush! Rush! That was the pa ssword for Gamma Kappa during the mon th of N ovember. The week before rush the Alph a Sig girls prepa red a bulletin board display on the merits of Alpha Sigma Alpha. This bulletin board wa s located in the Student Union for all to see. N ext we had two rush schools wh ere we planned the la st d eta ils of our rush p arties a nd practiced our songs. On N ovemb er 14 all the sorori ties on campus held a J oint T ea, which the girls who wanted to be rushed must a ttend an d register. On N ovember 16 we held our inform al party, " Island in the Sea." Q ueen of A2:.A enterta ined her guests ( the rushees ) whil e her slaves ( the members) se rve d refreshments and provided the entertainment for the pa rty. D ecora tions we re fish nets, sea shells, pa lm trees, fl owe rs, a pond, a nd low tables. M embers were dressed as H awaiian girls in grass skir ts and fl owers in their ha ir. The theme of the formal pa r ty was " M oon-lit Ga rdens. The girls en tered the lounge by following a garden pa th lined with fl owe rs which led to a n arch way whi ch was cove red with vines an d fl owe rs. The m ain room was decora ted with silver sta rs ha nging from the ceiling. We held our Ribboning C eremony at the home of Mrs. D . Ba nks Wilburn, a p at roness a nd wife of the president of the college. W e held our pledging ceremo ny so th at the pledges could have their pins to wear ove r th e Than ksgiving holidays. On N ovember 14 the girls wen t to chu rch together a nd then tha t evening ha d a F ounders' D ay program a t the home of Mrs. L ela nd Byrd, an alum na. E ver y fou rth Thu rsday in the m onth members of Alpha Sigma Alpha eat together in th e Coloni a l R oom . This ha s become a ni ce tra dition wi th the chapter. The Ch ristmas season ushered in a floo d of parties. The girls we n t caroling ove r the camp us a nd th rough the town. They ca rried candles a nd all tha t was lacking was th e snow. We ended up a t the home of M rs. Woodrow Wolfe, a pa troness. Games we re played a nd p rizes awa rded . Mrs. W olfe is a home economics instructor a t G lenville an d the refresh me nts were very, ve ry good. G ifts were excha nged.


Next our pledges surprised us with a combination Christmas party and a surprise party where they gave us wooden stars with the signatures of all the pledges and actives on them. The pledges did a wonderfu l job and made our holiday complete. Four of the senior girls in AZ.A were nominated for Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. They are Diana Camp, J ohanna Coleman, Martha Hornor, and Joan Ward. On January 29 we wi ll initiate our pledges and the following day we will give a tea honoring them. Also on the morning of initiation we are giving the pledges a surprise breakfast which will be held in Louis Bennett Lounge. In February the girls will travel to the Colon Anderson Center to give a party for the seventeen boys they have adopted. The girls gave the boys, who live in the "Ship Unit," sailor caps for Christmas. Finally the big event on campus during the month of February is the Sweetheart Ball. This year the ball will be held in the new ballroom located in the Student Union. The girls will wear long gowns and the decorations will be cupids, doves, and hearts. Thi.s seems to be a good start for the new year and we hope that we will be able to keep up the good work which we are sure we can do with the help of our pledges.-RUTH CONRAD

Gamma Lambda Loyola University Chicago , Illinois Remember that "little nut" we spoke of in the previous newsletter, well, Gamma Lambda has begun to blossom forth. We started the semester with voices in tune for the IFC Sing and proceeded to win the first place trophy. Pow Wow Week at Loyola is one of the most competitive and fun-filled times of our college year. The Miss Loyola Contest is important for all co-eds, and Gamma Lambda had four sisters out of eighteen girls competing for the coveted title. In the best A Z.A tradition, three of our members were among the five finalists. Congratulations go to Gail Grodoski, who was chosen Miss Loyola for the 1965-66 season. Gail was sponsored by Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and is the vice-president of our chapter. We are all proud of her for a job well done. The first runner-up was Maralyn Norek, sponsored by Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity, and our chapter's pledge mistress. Last but not least, Mary Therese Mariott was second runner-up. All things considered, the members of the chapter feel that the Loyola student body couldn't have choosen three better girls to represent the co-eds of our university. Next on our list of activities was the float parade. The theme of the parade was "A Wide Wide World." Thanks to the diligent work and organization of our co-chairmen, Noreen Mueller and Jo Carol Blumenthal, our float, representing Mexico, with a life size matador and bull, added another first place trophy to our collection. During the Christmas holiday we caroled at an old people's home and made preparations for our annual Christmas party and our forthcoming rush. All in all, the semester proved to be a very successful one, but we have plans for the coming one. Our skit was accepted for the Variety Show, and we think it is a good one. Also we have our eye on the trophy for the best booth in our University Weekend contest. First place trophies


are "beginning to be a habit" with us. Wish us luck, we hope our "little nut" continues to sprout into a bigger and better oak in the coming semestl'!r.-VALERIE HACKERT

Gamma Mu Adrian College Adrian, Michigan Moving can really be hectic, but the labor is worthwhile. The Gamma Mus moved into their new home in mid October, just in time to have an open house for homecoming. Many hours of planning finally materialized as the Adrian Alpha Sigs moved bag and baggage into their new complex which includes kitchenette, laundry and trunk rooms, study rooms, formal and informa l lounges, and two-girl dorm rooms. Living in Hazel Herrick Hall is a real dream come true. However, moving was not the only fall activity. Homecoming, activation, and rush activities demanded many hours of work. During rush we used, throughout the various rounds of parties, an "AZ.A Across the Land" theme. The first party was a bonvoyage party abroad "The Good Ship Alpha." Held in the informal lounge amid many nautical decorations, the party launched a successful rush. Succeeding parties were entitled "Chinatown, U.S.A.," "Greenwich Village" and the formal party "Welcome Home in AZ.A." Immediately following rush, pledges and members became involved in Christmas and philanthropic projects. The sorority Christmas party included a gift exchange in which each present was handmade and limited in price. Many unique and original gifts (and wrappings) were created. Even "Santa Claus" had a good laugh over some of them ! Our local project, in accordance with the national philanthropic project, is working at the Lenawee Institute, a school for the mentally retarded child. We held a Christmas party there the last week before vacations. Games, stories, and a Christmas Carol "Hootenanny" were enjoyed by the children and Greeks alike. With the coming of the New Year, the Gamma Mus are looking forward to as rewarding a second year as was their first in Alpha Sigma Alpha.-LIN NATION



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• • • • NEWS LETTERS ALUMNAE CHAPTERS AKRON, OHIO Ann Sullivan Bajc BP and Sue Gardner McLemore BN assisted at the party given by the A"2-A alumnae chapter for the retarded young people at the sheltered workshop at Halloween. The guests enjoyed it very much and they are so appreciative of everything that is done for them. Founders' Day was celebrated with a luncheon at lacomini's Restaurant on November 13. We were very happy to welcome to our chapter a new member, Sandra Bray Cain AA. The ritual for our Founders' Day observance was written by our Helen Frame Snyder 00 , the recipient of the Wilma Wilson Sharp Award for 1965. An Alpha Sigma Alpha bracelet was presented to Helen by the women of our alum chapter. Those present were Helen Frame Snyder 00, Sandra Bray Cain AA, Ruth Yauger I::J.I::J., Ann Sullivan Bajc BP , Lillie Greer 1::.1::., D orothy Hollinger Scott !::J.!::J., Maude Murphy Barrere AA and Rhea Fetzer Yoder fT. Our president, Ann Bajc, gave the Christmas party in her home, which was beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. For entertainment the eleven guests participated in an auction of gifts which had been brought by the guests. Ann was a very a lert and proficient auctioneer. Twenty-five dollars was realized for our Christmas philanthropic project, the retarded child. The hostess served many beautiful and delicious refreshments. The guests departed after thanking Ann for a wonderfu l party and wishing each other a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Ruth Yauger will be the hostess for the January meeting. Sue Gardner McLemore BN is in charge of the sale of the tickets for the Panhellenic dance for the Summit County Children's Home "spending money fund" on February 18 at the Sheraton Hotel in Akron. Ohio State Day will convene at Lincoln Lodge in Columbus on April 23, 1966. The Alpha Sigma Alpha alumnae association of Cincinnati will be the hostess for the day.-LILLIE GREER

ANDERSON, INDIANA The Anderson, Indiana, alums enjoyed their annual Christmas dinner with hubbies as guests. This year it was held at the ·residence of Jean Ketner Huffman XX. The dining area set the mood for an evening in Italy with brochures of the vacationing country on the tables and scenic travel posters on the walls- a ll this was an appropriate setting for the delicious dinner of Italian spaghetti and meatballs. The planning was done by the committee: Jean Ketner Huffman XX, Rose Kaiser Baden XX, and Lola Erne Sparks BY. Following the dinner and gift exchange fun was furnished by playing yahtzee. It was a most enjoyable evening, and it's something that our husbands actually look forward to from year to year ! We Anderson gals will turn the tables in January and have an educational program which will be held at the home of Marilyn Brundage Davis XX. It is our aim at this meeting to see a film on cancer which will be of


interest to the entire group. Also we are planning to have a representative from the County Cancer Society to show us proper techniques in rolling bandages for cancer patients. As in the past, we are looking forward to the annual senior dinner for the Chi Chi chapter at Ball State in Muncie which has been given by the Muncie alums with the assistance of our group. This year Marion Truax McLaughlin XX will be in charge of organizing our duties. It's always good to see the fine group of Alpha Sigma Alpha girls who will be graduating and going out in their selected fields and also spending an evening of fellowship with those of the Muncie chapter. Work is on the agenda again for March at the home of Martha Stuckey Glentzer XX. It has in the past several years been the task for our group to print, address and send cards to all concerned for the annual State Day. Rose Kaiser Baden XX has worked so diligently to get and keep the state files in good shape and we all owe her a big thanks! Nevertheless, we usually have a good time doing this work as we compare notes and reminisce. Last year we gave a party at the County Home for the Aged. This March we aim to repeat the party as it seemed such a success and how the older fo lk love to be entertained! Those in charge will be Nora Fuller Hanson XX and Sally Weales Clyde XX. We hope it will add a cheerful hour or so for those that are so often neglected and forgotten. Did you ever have a talent auction? We have another one coming up in March. Each member attending brings something he has made and our "auctioneer" auctions it off, the article going to the highest bidder. All proceeds go into the treasury, so it's fun as well as profitable. Try one!- NORA FULLER HANSON

BARTLESVILLE, OKLAHOMA Once again the setting of the November A"2-A meeting was the lovely JPS rooms in the Phillips Petroleum Company's Adams Building. Mrs. Verona Bixler of Verona's Cards and Gifts was our special guest, giving a delightful demonstration of some of the many ways one can get "all tied up" with pretty ribbons and gay packages. We are still discussing the best outlet for our many talents (?) for a philanthropic project. Also, the purchasing of the A"2-A cookbook was discussed and enthusiastically supported by our membership. D elicious dessert was served by our hostess, Jean Lloyd Br. On November 15 eight A"2-As including a guest, Mardell Wadkins Gabel Br, enjoyed finger lickin' good ham and a ll the trimmin's in the gorgeous new home of Carol Hill Dobbins Br at a potluck dinner. Carol had very tastefully arranged two tables with red carnation centerpieces which made our dinner a delight to the eye as well as the appetite! Following dinner, Ida Keefer Br, Carol, Georgia Potter Clayton EE, and Barbara Sloan Swabb Br gave the most impressive Founders' Day ceremony. We felt this was a particularly inspirational ceremony and wanted National to know how very much we enjoyed it. Flora


Following the business meeting, Flora Duffendack Sears ZZ presented a lovely devotional consisting of a short story, "Whose Birthday Is It", beautiful Christmas poems and an inspirational prayer of Christmas. Our hostess then invited everyone to the gaily bedecked table laden with candy, cookies, cake and cranberry punch. "Eat, drink, and be merry" became a joyful reality! Then, back to the living room and the fat round tree for an exciting exchange of gifts both thoughtful and pretty. Now I ask you-who could have more fun, joy, fellowship than a gathering of A:LAs?-JEAN MATTOX


Toasting ne a r th e cozy fire place are Emma Browning Cox, J ea n Amos Mattox, and Georg ia Potte r Clayt on.

December 4 found us with a record attendance at the attractive home of Marion Roberts Sanb::>rn A A for our monthly luncheon and business meeting. Assisting with the preparation and serving the gourmet-l uncheon menu was Marjorie Howard Chapel. We were de lighted to have Rose Armstrong Olds, of Ypsi lanti, and Helen McBane Robinson, of Wayne, visit us before their winter jaunts- Rose to California and Helen to F lorida. Panhellenic representative Lavonia Warren McCallum EE reported on the activities of Detroit Panhellenic. We were pleased to learn that the Panhellenic Dance in November was a social as well as a financial success. Panhellenic has chosen Detroit's new and fabulous Ponchartrain Hotel to stage its spring luncheon. Louise McArthur gave a progress report of her College Women's Volunteer Service project, the making of toys and puppets for the children's wards in Detroit Receiving Hospital. Assisting her is Reba Carey Fries. We are looking forward to our most outstanding event of the winter, the Gala, p lanned for J anuary 8. Sara Dodge Bumgardner will open her Bloomfield H ill's home to a pre-cocktail and supper party for members and guests. Co-hostess wi ll be Madeline Sweet McNaughton and Bernice Leonard Street KK. The welcome mat was out to Helen Pointeen Rapson who paid us a visit after a prolonged absence, and to Norma Crane Aliber who had just returned from a second European tour. She has promised to share her trip with us later on in an illustrated talk.- EsTHER BRYANT SPRAGUE

Se rving t he mse lve s to all kind s of Christma s goodies are Mard el l Wadkin s Gab el, Barbara Sloa n Swabb , Carol Hill Dobbi ns, a nd Ida Keefe r.


Duffendack Sears ZZ then gave a memoriam to our dear member, Beryl Fisher EE, who passed way on September I 0 of last year. Later in the evening Flora told of a recent leisurely trip she enjoyed with her husband Tom. She was most inspired with the beautiful foliages in West Virginia and Kentucky. Candles, Scotch Pine, and Bright Paper Packagesthese are a few of our favorite things! The night air was biting noses, but the fireplace was roaring cheerily when Jean Amos Mattox Br welcomed the eleven Alphas who drove eight mi les out into the country to hold their Christmas party in her home. Barbara Sloan Swabb Br presided over a brief business meeting with Emma Lou Browning Cox Br reading the minutes of the last meeting. Georgia Potter Clayton EE reported on the presentation of two cots to the mentally retarded classroom of the Dewey, Oklahoma, school system.

Strange and amusing articles always show up to enliven the Boston a lum's white elephant auction held this year at Barbara Nichols' beautiful home in Duxbury. Her delicious "mile-h i" pie was one with which even our famous Jack and Marion's Restaurant in Brookline couldn't compete ! Hazel Vaux, philanthropic chairman and Charlotte Adams, our Phoenix editor, are both recuperating from summer operations. We welcome a new member, Carolyn Pisek, from Lansing, M ichigan, who is teaching in Lincoln. Lucy R ockstrom who serves as the assistant adviser to our Boston University Theta Theta chapter informed us that National has arranged to have Fran Janovetz, a graduate student from Illinois, assist the college chapter along with past president, Beverly Evans. Kay Barclay urged all of us to cooperate in the Glenbrook CARE program whereby the Glenbrook Laboratories will send to CARE absolutely free the same product



and size or equivalent value in other products as requested by CARE for use in CARE-MEDICO field hospitals. Our goal was at least two things sent in from each of us. This is a project that all our chapters could do easily if the Glenbrook Laboratories repeat it again next year. It could well be one of our national projects! Our annual philanthropic work meeting was held at Charlotte Adams' home. She and Kay Barclay prepared a luscious French dessert. Charlotte has been promoted to the head of the French department in her school. Jean Barbarick, president, led an impressive Founders' Day observance. Ruth Fletcher, adviser for the college chapter, gave an encouraging report which was made more encouraging by Alpha Sigma Alpha having a place in the sorority house now. Our annual Christmas sale was held at the home of Edith Lundquist with Mabel Paterson as co-hostess. Edith's decorations, table, and refreshments might have been pictured in Better Homes and Gardens! The cherub mobile was precious! Ruth Fletcher told us about the humorous skit, "Crossing the Bering Strait," which the actives put on at the Greek Stunt Night. In January despite snow, wind, and cold twelve of us met for a luncheon at Jimmy's Harbor Side Restaurant in Boston. Sitting at the window overlooking the water, we saw the ice break up against the pier and the wind drive in the fog until nothing was visible in the harbor. We were so happy that Hazel Vaux was well and able to be with us again. It was good to see Lucy Wren, who brought us greetings from Irma. We miss her greatly but understand she is active in the New York alums. We were also happy to see Grace W. Capron and Glenna M. Glasson and hope to see them both often. Letters of gratitude were read from the Red Cross and the Chelsea Naval Hospital for our work. Ellen Daly and Kay Barclay showed news clippings of interest to all. One concerned Sallie Newton who has been selected to appear in the 1966 edition of "Outstanding Young Women of America." Appreciation was expressed to Frances Phelan whose good work as alumnae and corresponding secretary is getting us in touch with more and more of our alumnae. We have a very active group and welcome all Alpha Sigs living in our area. We were interested to learn that Emeline Heath, who is employed in an investment management office, is the assistant producer of the "Twistagram" puzzle feature that appears daily in the Boston Globe and other papers. How versatile can you get! Lucy Rockstrom is a Teaching Fellow in the Boston University History department this year, on the staff of the Nursing and Social Work library, is working on a doctorate in Church History, and is currently taking karate lessons! ! Ruth Fletcher, college chapter adviser, is also associate adviser for Boston University's Panhellenic Conference, legislative chairman for Delta Kappa Gamma and will be action chairman in Educational Legislation for the League of Women Voters in Massachusetts. Ruth is in her second year as president of Boston University's Women's Guild composed of faculty, administration and trustee wives. A busy and capable gal, our Ruth! Will tell you of more alums in our next issue when we will again substitute for Charlotte Adams who continues to recuperate. Her most successful operations on her thumbs were nothing less than miraculous and a credit to Boston's excellent and leading doctors in the field of surgery.- KAY MEISER BARCLAY


BUFFALO, NEW YORK Christmas 1965 brought our Christmas Crafts Workshop into its third season. The projects we hatched in September were mass-produced in December. This year we looked for small but interesting home decorations rather than make the topiary trees and other boxwood decorations as we had in the past. The results were quite interesting. We especially had fun making "icy-lacey" candles by pouring hot wax over chopped ice. The "holey" effect was beautiful and candles of vari-colored layers can be made in this fashion. The technique intrigued us and we could barely wait for the candles to harden before removing the moulds. Other groups made Christmas pictures by spraying old picture frames with gold or silver paint and covering the inside with glittered paper. Three dimensional Christmas trees were then attached to the glittery background. Another group made II_listletoe balls-a combination of styrefoam, jewels and nbbon. We also duplicated our favorite project from last y~ar-coat hanger "birdcages." With a little paint, some nbbon, greenery and colorful ornaments we barely recognized the original ingredient. The leaders for these projects and several others were Lois Odien McDonald Joann Grimaldi, Claudia P. Voisard, Carl Harris Hefley: Carol Eddy, and Judy Coon Kolbee. Barbara Eddy was general chairman for the meeting. Christmas decorations were barely down before it was time to embark on another project. The board met on J anuary 6 at the home of Carolyn Milius Weber to map future plans and to create favors for our annual Valentines party for the students of the Parents Council School for Retarded Children in Kenmore, New York. While we talked and snacked, we made red and white comb cases trimmed with felt hearts. We also made candy dishes in red and white. The party was a big success, with both the children and the Alpha Sigs enjoying the experience. January 20 brought our most well received meeting of the entire year. Fran Lehman was chairman of the general meeting at which a member of the faculty of the Nardin Academy in Buffalo spoke on the "Montessori Method of Teaching." The meeting was held in the State University Union. The campus is now torn up for the construction of a new, modern union and parts of the old building are being demolished. So, possibly for the last time, we held our meeting in the old familiar surroundings of our college days. What would February be without our dinner dance? Judy Kobee and Doreen Guyette Jung teamed up to make this a sparkling event. We couldn't leave you without a word about our latest Alpha Sig additions. There is just one problem- they are all boys. Baby boys were born to Judy Kobee, Penny Bailey Stephens, Sally Crino, and Carole Cavender Molnar. This just was not a year for girls. Nevertheless, we congratulate these new mothers. Their little boys will make good Alpha Sig husbands some day! At the time of this writing, it is still winter, but we look forward to a happy and productive spring.- CAROL EDDY

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA The attendance at our meetings is getting better and better and little wonder when we are entertained as sumptuously as we were at our winter meeting on December 4 by Kay Deischer Baver Ar and Ruth Taylor Birnstock Ar at Kay's home in Boyertown. Fifteen members were present.


In the absence of our president, Frances Nucci NN, Jane Shaffer Peters Ar took charge of our business meeting. State Day for early spring was discussed. Marion Gladfelter Gotwalt, magazine chairman, reported on subscription sales. Our next meeting will be in April-come on Central Pennsylvanians, we want to see YOU !-ALICE HART BEAVER

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-NORTH SUBURBAN The winter meetings of the Chicago--North Suburban alums were busy and enjoyable in the cold "Windy City." Our December meeting was held at the new apartment of Gloria Sutton Noone B<l> with eight of our active members present. During the meeting Panhellenic representative, Gretchen Werner Oster BP, gave us the latest report on the new amendment recently passed by Congress concerning sorority and fraternity people in Federal Aid to colleges an d universities. Gretchen extended a very cordial invitation to a ll our members to the annual scholarship luncheon of the Chicago city Panhellenic held on February 15 in the Loop. The highlight of our J anuary 17 meeting was a slide presentation by Terse Norgaard BP of her two month triptour to Europe during September and October of 1965. Her clever, personal description of each colored slide made this frigid January night very delightful and we ll worth attending. She also informed us of all information available at this time concerning the joint philanthropic project of the Chicago area a lums. A theatredinner party will be held in late spring and all funds wi ll be donated to the Chicago Association for Retarded Children. We extend a special welcome to two new alums who attended our January meeting: Pat Strider Vandiver ZZ of 9124 Ballard Road in Des Plaines and Judy Ungrodt rB of 1115 North Harlem Avenue in Oak Park. February featured our annual party for a ll members, husbands, or dates. This Saturday evening event was held at the apartment of Jean Gulino Felcan BP, and everyone had a great time becoming better acquainted in a very friendly, relaxing atmosphere. We always look forward to our annual parties! Our March meeting is scheduled to feature something special for our local philanthropic project.-FRAN CH UEY

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-SOUTH SUBURBAN "ALPHA-A-GO-GO" was the theme for Founders' Day, 1965, which Chicago-South Suburban alums attended in Chicago on November 13. A representative for The Little City Foundation, an organization which helps mentally retarded children, showed slides and discussed the organization. Since early October our group has been busy selling Christmas paper. Proceeds will be sent to our pet projec t, The Calumet City School for Exceptional Children. The school was also the recipient of felt Christmas stockings which were decorated by the members and filled at our December meeting in the home of Betty Hilton Daniels BE . This last official meeting of the year also included a grab bag and cookie exchange. In a final farewell to 1965 we celebrated with a festive gathering of members and escorts at the home of Ruth Petree AA .

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-WEST SUBURBAN Traditions seem to be a part of West Suburban activities, and the winter months saw their share of these annual events. Our annual "cookie party" was held in November with each a lumnae bringing several dozen samples of her favorite cookie for the members to taste and take home. We left with many wonderful recipes to bake for the Christmas holidays. In December our annual Christmas party was held at the home of Eileen DeMichaels Greenisen BP in Hinsdale. This was a delightful social event during which we feasted on treats brought by each of us and also participated in a grab bag. The evening was climaxed by singing Christmas carols around a glowing fire. The January meeting will be held at our regular meeting place, the Reserve Savings and Loan Association in Elmhurst. Following the business meeting, Marilyn Kanwischer BP and Linda Ness BP will show slides and pictures of their trip to nine European countries this past summer. Our philanthropic chairman, Sue ~taple Mack BK, has been busy working out plans for our chapter's participation in a testing program for pre-school children for eye diseases. This program wi ll be launched in the near future, and all of us A'LA West suburbanites are looking forward to helping with this worthwhile program.MARILYN KANWISCHER BP

Helen Schomaker AA, Betty Daniels BE, and Jo Anne Thompson BN, all members of Chicago-South Suburban, fill Christmas stockings for children at the Calumet City School for Exceptional Children.



CINCINNATI, OHIO The Cincinnati alumnae were hostess for a F ounders' D ay luncheon to the Miami University, O xford, Ohio, actives in Miami's Student Union on November 13. After lunch the actives served coffee in their newly decorated suite. Pauline Smith O lson BN served as chairman for the event. The D ecember Christmas meeting was he ld at the home of Mary Goeke AA , National President. Nancy C oon Anderson rB brought her husband and two friends to form a quartet to sing Christmas carols. After the business meeting we enjoyed d elightful refreshments and a gift exchan ge. Of specia l interes t during the business m ee ting was hearing Miriam H ershey Harbins A A tell us of the dinner mee ting on N ovember 11 of th e United Cerebral Palsey of Cincinnati, Inc. She a ttended th e dinner and received the group' s appreciation for th e one hundred dolla rs th a t our group d ona ted from our phila nthropic fund. We a lso discussed pla ns for State Day in the spring. Mary G oeke AA made a rrangem ents for our luncheon mee ting held on January 11 at the Cincinna ti Club. This was our guest luncheon a nd featured Mr. T. H . Crush, a Cincinnati attorney, who spoke on " A Photographic L ook at the Fine Arts." -ELLY P ETER GA RDN ER

Members of the group were present at the rush parties and several pledge a ctivities held a t the Beta Rh o house on the N orthern Illinois University campus. It is always an enj oyab le experience to join the Beta Rhos for their many sorority a ctivities.- MARY Lo u Sc HAE FFER

DENVER, COLORADO The D enver a lums manned their own rummage sale in O ctober. L ovann N evin was our hard-wo rking chairman and with the able assistance of Esther Ga tseos had the rummage items all marked, arranged a round the room on display tables a nd racks all ready for we volunteer saleswomen to sell on Saturday, O ctober 2. The chairman a nd her committee held the sale over into the next week. By d oing the work ourselves we ma de mo re money tha n we otherwi se would have d one. The D enve r Area P a nhellenic Schola rship Luncheon was held a t the C osmopolitan H otel on O ctober 23 . H eretofore the fashion show for this event has been presented by one of the department stores with professional m odels. This year a represe nta tive from each sorority acted as a model. Grace D avi es represe nted Alpha Sigma Alph a. Those a ttending the affair seemed to enj oy seeing their own membe rs as models a nd the models had fun participa ting in the show a long with Miss Colorado of 1965. N a dine Miller was our hos tess for the pre-holiday bake sale. M a ny delicious goodies were displayed for our p urchase. E sth er Ga tseos showed us mos t interes ting slides of G reece th a t she a nd her fam il y had taken on their trip las t sum me r. This was such a pleasan t evening with a large a ttenda nce . Our D ece mber meeting was a Chi nese dinner a t the L otus R oom followed by M exica n enterta inment- the breaking of the Pifia ta. T oward the end of the evening pla tes of delicious home-ma de Ch ristmas cookies and coffee were se rve d. We proclaimed it a fun eve ning. -GRACE D oLBY D Av iEs

EMPORIA, KANSAS Cincinnati Alum na e pl a nni ng fo r Ohio St ate Day are , se ate d , left t o right, Eve lyn Fetter Long AA, Alumna e chapter pre sid e nt ; Elly Pet e r Gardn e r r A , e di t or; and Anne Petree Nie meye r AA, Stat e Day Cha irman . Sta nding is Shi rl ey Pala tto Bone A A, chapt er vice -p resi d e nt .

DEKALB, I~LINOIS T wo mee tings were held this fall in D eK a lb . One was held at the home of Sharon L a mb R ose now BP, th e other at th e home of Mary L ou N elso n Schaeffer BP . It was decided to m ake seve ral stuffed anima ls for th e preschool trainable class held weekly in a local church a nd sponsored by th e D eKalb C ounty Associa tion for th e M entally R e tarded. Sorority alums brought felt, terrycloth, buttons, ya rn and thread to th e mee ting a nd spent the time cutting, sewing and embroidering. It is hoped th a t th e animals will be fini shed soon for distribution. Phyllis H oll owell Barker Br and Sally Lundin Preissig BP were congratul a ted on their choice of living room furniture for the new Beta Rho house. The new house is a credit to th e college chapter a s well as to those of the alumnae group who have given their time to make it p ossible.


The a lumn ae a nd college chap ters met toge ther to celebrate F ounders' D ay on N ove mber 15, 1965, a t the chapter house. Alumnae who ass isted a t the mee ting we re J o E llen Elliot Blaylock EE, who gave the welcoming greetin g; Edna M cCullough EE read the a lum nae pa rt of the service, a nd Adah Wa de E E presided a t the refreshment tab le which was p rovided by th e a lumnae . We are fortun a te to have seven younger girls as new members of th e Emporia a lum nae a ssocia tion. They a re M ona D avis Bre nner EE, D ebra Duffield C a rter EE, Blenda Linebarge r C a rter EE, Pa t R eid H errman n EE, Ann Lawler M a rks EE, Ellen M a r tin Pos t EE, a nd Susie D ozier Sa nders EE. We have add ed to th e la ndscaping at th e h ouse with three treesa n Austria n Pine in mem ory of Gladys Thomas Sughru e EE, a swee t gum, a nd a pin oak in memory of Ruth J eremy EE . Our J a nuary meeting will be held on M onday, J a nu a ry 17, a t the chapter house with M ona D avis Brenner EE and Jud y C a rpenter West EE as hostesses. Spring a nd summer p la ns will be discussed and a nomina ting committee for nex t year's officers will be selected. Bridge and refreshments will follow the business m ee ting. - EDNA M c C u LLouGH




For the past several years the Greeley alumnae have had a "white elephant" sale at their summer picnic and have given the money toward a "campership" for a handicapped child at a Colorado camp. In July we had our summer picnic and duly auctioned off our "white elephants" only to find the children's association was no longer interested in a part campership. We did not have money for a full campership but were determined to use our money to help a child. Margaret Crumm Runnells BB told of college friends of hers, Lowery and Ruth Mallory, of Kijabe, Kenya, Africa, who had been so grateful for money that Margaret and her husband had sent to the Mallory's school. It was decided to send our money to them. This in part was their response: "Thank you Margaret and all the A"i:.A alums for the most generous gift. It will put a student through school for a whole year and that includes fees, uniform, books, board-everything! I'll try to see that you will have a letter from your 'adopted son' by the time of your February meeting . . . a bright student of mine. He never had a chance to go to high school because of no money." Did ever $35.00 buy so much? We all feel a special blessing for having had this opportunity.-FRANCES LOGSDON WILKINSON

The year's activities began for us with an evening of planning and visiting in the home of our president, Claire Cressman McVitty. We appreciated seeing the beautiful old farmhouse which is Claire's new home. It was good, too, on this occasion to have Joy Mahachek back with us. She had been in Minnesota with her fami ly for several months. Joy has been so faithful in her service to both the college and alumnae chapters that she is genuinely missed when she is away. Two important events on the fall calendar took us to the A"i:.A room on the campus. The college girls had open house at homecoming, and we joined them there to observe Founders' Day. Highlight of our fall season was a visit from Mrs. John H. Allen, National Fellowship and Philanthropic Chairman. We enjoyed visiting with her at Joy Mahachek's home. Later we had a most informal supper at Dean's Restaurant where there was an exhibit of oils and water color, the work of local artists. This was a happy choice of location for Mrs. Allen takes a keen interest in art association work. When we finally parted that evening it was with a renewed sense of sorority fellowship. December 7 every alumnae member was at the Christmas party. We had dinner at the Lewis Tea Room. Honored guests were Mrs. H. B. Neal and Mrs. Arthur Robinson, patroness of Alpha Gamma chapter. Hostesses were Gertrude Hawkins Walker, Betty Clawson Luke, Sara Campbell St. Clair, and Ruth Rink. We have been quite interested and concerned during the past months about the change of status from Indiana College to Indiana University. In December this became a reality when Governor Scranton signed the bill effecting the change. Now we are looking forward to Pennsylvania State Day.-ANNA SHAFFER MAURER

HATTIESBURG, MISS ISSIPPI The Hattiesburg alumnae chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha was entertained at a dinner meeting January 4, 1966, at the home of Mrs. Mildred Gillis Bailey, 122 Short Bay Street. After the dinner was served a business meeting was presided over by the president, Mrs. Ethel Merle Cranford Graves. A discussion was held concerning the doubling of our efforts toward students of the Ellisville State School. Mrs. Sidney Gremillion Allen, chairman of the nominating committee made a report of officers for the new year which was unanimously accepted. The Hattiesburg alum chapter will co-host the TriState Day in Hattiesburg with Beta Delta chapter of the University of Southern Mississippi ..-PATSY BuRT HARALSON

Hattiesburg alumnae chapter celebrated Founders' Day with a luncheon at the home of Ethel Merle Cranford G raves.


INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA The first Tuesday evening of November found us in the home of Marie Winn Rice XX. At this time a Founders' Day program was given. It is really a shame we do not take more time throughout the year to reflect on our past and realize how much our sisterhood means to us all. After our formal meeting we took a quick trip to the four corners of the world through the medium of beautiful and unusual decorator items for the home. Mona Montgomery Miller BY told of the interesting and different customs of the people and places we visited. We also welcomed two sisters into our midst. They are Gloria Fassino and Mary Ellen Nease both of Beta Upsilon and 1965 graduates of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, now residing in Indianapolis. We're so proud and happy to have them with us and know they will be an asset to our chapter as well as to the community. Our Christmas party was held at the home of Berniece Lamb Martin XX. I think everyone will agree that we had a very inspiring evening. Christmas hymns, recitation of poems and a very interesting collection of pictures of Mary and the Christ child made up the program for the evening. Each work of art was similar in thought but the artist's own interpretation of the subjects made each picture unique. Letha Gaskins is credited for obtaining these masterpieces, and we all know a lot of work went into the selection.


Instead of exchanging ' gifts we all brought an item for the patients at the mental hospital. We thank Catherine Allen Castor BY for the work she put into delivering these gifts. She acted as hostess for the "gift lift." The purpose of the gift lift was to package and distribute these donations. Jean King, our world traveler, left for a trip "down under" as Jean says, to Australia and New Zealand. She left December 22, and will return sometime in April. A glance into the future shows that we'll have a busy winter and spring: February-reception for high school senior girls sponsored by Panhellenic; March-a card party and style show at one of our department stores. This too is sponsored by Panhellenic. Most of all, we're looking forward to State Day to be held in April on the campus of Indiana State University. This will give us a chance to renew old acquaintances and cultivate new ones. God be with each and every sister across this great nation. I pray that we may always have the opportunity to share our thoughts and activities in a free country. In this time of trouble throughout the world, may we have the courage to face our convictions and to try to understand the meaning of war.-MoNA MoNTGOMERY MILLER

One rainy Saturday in December found members of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Building Corporation trudging through the mud to pick a lot for Beta Psi's future house. The site is located in Fraternity Village, an area near the campus of Western Michigan University that is being developed by all the major sororities and fraternities under the direction of their separate building corporations. The separate corporations, composed entirely of interested alums, meet together and compose The Fraternity Title Holding Corporation. This title holding corporation has been responsible for aquisition and basic development of the land and has worked with the university's administration and the city commission to insure that the development becomes an addition to be proud of. Handling the exacting job of president of our corporation and representative to the larger corporation is Joyce Moog Schrader B'¥. Karen Wykstra Auer B'¥ opened her apartment to us for our January meeting and she also served as cohostess with Mary Lou Meyer De Gray B'¥ in February for a Valentine tea. This event brightened the dragging winter, honored the girls from Beta Psi chapter who were our special guests, and gave us pause to consider Saint Valentine, too.-SANDRA LANG LAWRENCE

GREATER KANSAS CITY JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI Looking back to the lovely Christmas party held in the home of Marge Williamson Pugh and looking forward to the State Day at the University of Southern Mississippi are two of the delights of being an Alpha Sig alum. Marge and Ed Pugh's newly enlarged den literally rang with fellowship, fun, and food at the Christmas party. . A log fire roared in the fireplace and complementing the Christmas tree in the center of the room was another real tree shining in the yard. In attendance were Evelyn and Richard Holmes, Ann and J. K. Morgan, Linda and Frank Develle, Gail and Don Ates, Vera and Don Davis, Mary Tom and Tom Bradley, Linda and James White, Aileen and Tony Mason, Roberta and Atwood Berry, Linda and Ray Patterson, and Marge and Ed Pugh. The horne of Gail Ates was the site for the January business meeting. Philanthropic plans were outlined for the chapter and adopted. Marge Pugh, president of the Jackson Panhellenic, presided at the luncheon of the group at the Country Club of Jackson. Eighteen NPC sororities belong to the local Panhellenic group.-MARY ToM WILLIAMS BRADLEY

Our September "Get Acquainted Meeting" was held at the horne of Marty Byron HH. Serving as assistant hostesses were Peggy Scheloski HH, Phyllis Riley HH, Ginny Blakey ZZ and Vivian Fuchs ZZ. Jeannie Redmond BL told of her delightful trip to the National Convention. On October 20 we journeyed to Independence to the home of Sandra Logan ZZ. This meeting was a workshop for our annual Christmas Bazaar and much fun was had by all plus the fact that much work was accomplished. Assistant hostesses were Nancy Pyatt BL, Betty Lou Harbaugh ZZ, Sharon Phillips EE and Anita Wade


KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN Ye Olde House Antiques was the setting for our November meeting where Mr. Bill Lesterhouse, the owner, gave our group a tour and much interesting information about furniture, glassware, pewter and silver. Afterwards a regular business meeting was held at the horne of Nancy Dalrymple Klesert B'¥ in her antique furnished home. Late in November the Kalamazoo City Panhellenic sponsored their annual ball. Alpha Sigs who attended were entertained at a pre-dance cocktail party by Barb Born Clendening B'¥ and husband Alan. A large group of alums and husbands enjoyed a Christmas Party at Pat Friedly Hogarth's B'¥ in December. Barb Snyder Cook ZZ was co-hostess for the cocktail party, gourmet dinner and games.


Pat Loveland and Doris Kline are shown with some of the many articles sold at the Greater Kansas City Christmas bazaar.


Our F ounders' Day program was held at Unity Farm on November 13. The guest speaker Florence H opper spoke on the Montessori Teaching Method. Hostess was Jeannie Redmond B:L and co-hostesses were Wilma Wilson Sharp ZZ, Betty Jo Haile HH, Pat Temple HH, and La Nell Boese HH. The December meeting was a brunch held in honor of the area college girls and their mothers. This was December 21 at the home of Helen McQuire ZZ. Cohostesses were Billie Owen BE, Mary Chamberlain EE, Barbara Richey B:L and June Ford ZZ. This was a great success, plus the chance to meet the girls and their mothers. During the spring of 1965, several of the alumnae decided to organize a bridge club. The group meets once each month and has been very successful, plus a great way to get better acquainted. At the present time there are three tables and talk of organizing more. Our annual Christmas bazaar was held Saturday, December 4, in the Terrace R oom of the Ward Parkway shopping center. Our theme this year was Santa Giftland. We had gift ideas and Christmas decorations such as: puppets, bean bags, personalized Christmas stockings, wooden pictures, decorator towels, marble clusters, Christmas candy wreaths, tree skirts and net tablecloths. Work started on the bazaar last summer but the members really began "giving full measure" after our September meeting. Mary Graven B:L, publicity chairman, provided us with ample radio coverage, pictures and articles in several area newspapers and two television appearances. At the two television appearances, Nancy Pyatt B:L was allowed to show many of the articles for sale plus the chance to tell where the proceeds would go. Nancy was our chairman and is to be congratulated on the magnificent job of organization of the bazaar. Several hundred dollars was cleared on the bazaar which will be used toward helping the State Training School # 12 for the Mentally Retarded Children . At present members are making color coordination sets from pieces of felt material for the children at the schooL- KARIN SHEARB URN

KIRKSVILLE, MISSOURI In September a joint meeting was held with Alpha Beta chapter at the home of Mrs. Margaret Shoush Estes. The large family room was filled with about fifty members and all enjoyed the get-together. The college girls gave an interesting report of the State Day held at Warrensburg. Afterwards, everyone joi ned in for a group sing. Sue Warden Nagel and Suzie Fouch Hood served as co-hostesses. In O ctober we held our annual homecoming "Coketail" party after the football game in the home of Mrs. Edgar Myers, patroness. Also present were two other patronesses, Mrs. A. A. Martin and Mrs. Walter Beard, Jr. Assisting hostesses were Mrs. Phyllis Canfield, president of the alum chapter and Mrs. Anna Valentine. Other alumnae attending were Mrs. Marie Dougherty, Mrs. Amy R oseberry, Mrs. Elizabeth Srnka, Mrs. Dorothy Pearson, Mrs. Grace Clark, Mrs. Suzie Hood, Mrs. Gene Schneider, all of Kirksville. Out-of-town alumnae were: D orothy Pash, LaPlata; Gayle Snyder, Monroe City; Ellen Kay Steve nson, Florissant; Charlotte Pound, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Sandi Pickett, Wyconda; Carol Myers Craig, University City; Maurice Bigger Mushott, Brashear; Ruth Turner Tansil, LaPlata; Alma Bennett, Salisbury; and Hylah Wilson, Independence. T wentythree members of the college chapter registered along with their sponsor, Mrs. Sarah Wimp. The Founders' Day banquet was held on November 9 at Bonfoey Inn. The tables were beautifully decorated with flowers and red and white programs arranged by Pat Connor and Helen Clark. Phyllis Canfield, president of the alumnae chapter, greeted the guests; and Linda Winkleman, president of Alpha Beta, gave the response. Entertainment included a vocal solo by Martha Acuff, clever skits and singing of sorority songs. Mrs. Walter Beard, Jr., patroness, spoke on "Happiness in Knowing Some Things Never Change." The sixty Alpha Sigs present brought a very enjoyable evening to a close with the forming of the Friendship_ Circle. A social get-together will be held at the home of Marie Dougherty on January 18, 1966.

Kirksville alumnae celebrated Founders' Day with Alpha Beta chapter. Shown here are: front row left to right, Mrs. Walter Beard, Jr., patroness and speaker; Mrs. Anna Lemen Valentine, charter member; Mrs. Elizabeth Uhe Fuller, charter member; Mrs. Edgar Myers, patroness. Back row, Linda Winkleman, president of Alpha Beta; Mrs. J. J. Wimp, adviser; and Mrs. Phyllis Canfield, president of alumnae.



A dinner in honor of the college chapter will be held in March at the Methodist Church. Following the buffet supper, Alpha Beta chapter will install their new officers. In May a coffee is to be held at the h ome of Doris Bohon. We now have a total of forty-two a lumnae living in Kirksville, and we cordially extend a hearty welcome to each an d every one.-MARIE WHEATCRAFT DouGHERTY

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA The Los Angeles alums held their annual Founders' Day luncheon at Scandia restaurant on famous Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. A delightful luncheon served in this Swedish atmosphere adde d to our observance. Our president, Catherine Sargent, aided by several members of the board repeated the Founders' D ay ceremony after which we all enjoyed reminiscing with friends . It was an added pleasure to have several members of the San Bernardino chapter join us again this year. We are looking forward to our Valentine dinn er party on February 18. This is always a popular event with alums and their husbands or dates invited. This year Lois Bockhaus wi ll be our hostess in her lovely home in Woodland Hills.-NoRMA MARSHALL

MARYVILLE, MISSOURI In January Alpha Sigma Alpha alumnae honored nine senior actives of Phi Phi chapter with gifts at a dessert bridge at the Country Club. Seniors honored were Ju dy Brown, Sara Copman, Sally Craven, Carol Gregory, Darlene Guest, Judy Kimmit, Dorothy Ray, Mary Ann Waldron and Carol Workman. H ostesses were Mrs. Myron Simerly, Mrs. Harlan Higginbotham, Mrs. Harold J ob and Mrs. Dick Buckridge. Alumnae attending were Mrs. Earl R osecrans, Hopkins; Mrs. Phillip Bra m, Mrs. R obert Gregory, Mrs. R obert Loch, Jr., Mrs. Gweldon L ong, Mrs. J ames R ay, Mrs. ]. D. Rush, Mrs. David White and Mrs. Edward Wohlford. Mrs. Frank Felton and Mrs. Glu m Price, patronesses, and Mrs. J ohn Mauzey and Miss Bonnie Magill, advisers of the active chapter, a lso attended the meeting. - KATHYR N BELCHER

MUNCIE, INDIANA The attendance and enthusiasm are at an a ll time high in the Muncie alumnae. The attendance has doubled and the enthusiasm has tripled. In November, we en joyed a memorable Founders' Day service with the Chi Chis in their suite . The beautiful service was cond ucted by the active president J an J ester. R efreshments were served by a committee of alumnae wh ich included J ama Lee Crowe Armstrong XX, Susan James L egg, XX Pat Barnard Wh eeler XX and Virginia R oney R eber XX. The annual Christmas Dinner was held at the Patio, one of Muncie's most un iquely decorated restaurants. The plans were made by Shirley Feight Isenbarger XX and Marlene Lipman Colvin XX . The January business meeting was held at the home of Dorothy Racey Montgomery XX who was ab ly assisted by Doris M organ White XX. Th e meeting was co nducted by Marlene Lipman Colvin XX. Plans were made for the Senior Buffet Dinner to be held in February at


the spacious home of Virginia R oney Reber XX. We always look forward to joining forces with the Anderson alumnae for this anual event. Plans were a lso made to entertain the new Chi Chi pledges in March. Our Panhellenic representative, Nancy Starr Dickson XX, is serving as philanthropic chairman of that group. She has worked very hard on this organization's annual card party. Our average attendance this year has been about 16 or 17 which is a lmost double that of two years ago. Most of this can be attributed to a few recent graduates who are able to attract others in their age group. The earlier members have maintained or improved their activity and interest and all this equals success.- BARBARA STOUT CARTER

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA The Norfolk alumnae celebrated Founders' Day with a luncheon. President Geraldi ne Morris Tata BE co nducted the business meeting and then read the Founders' D ay Proclamation. A party is planned for J anuary 15 at the home of Phyllis Epperson Gray BE. All area a lumnae are looking forward to a gala evening at the Gray's new h ome. November found Alpha Sigs work ing on a money-making project for the philanthropic fund . We sold a block of twenty-five tickets to the Little Theatre Players production of " Time R emembered." The May meeting wi ll be the installation of new officers for 1966-67.- VIRGINIA V . GARDNER

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA After a long absence of news from the Phoenix, we hope to be with you a ll again . We have been meeting but since we were not sure when the news was to be in, we just neglected to write. From now on the Oklahoma City a lu mnae chapter wi ll try to do better. At ou r first mee ting of the 1965-66 year, we enjoyed a very good luncheon meeting at Reba Anderson Ruster's HH home in September. We reminisced and each one reported of her summer's activities. A new member, Maxine Welch HH formerly of D enver, Colorado, most graciously accepted the duty of panhellenic rt>presentative. She had just completed being in charge of guest day wh ich consisted of coffee, panel discussion and luncheon for five D eans of Women from the colleges nearby, the college Panhe llenic representatives and the senior high school counselors. From reports heard, Maxine did a "bang-u p" job and attendance was higher at this meeting than it had been in years. We lost a new, young member when Judith Chatelain BZ left us to take a new position as head dietetian for Lakewod Hospital in Morgan City, Loui iana. We miss you, Judy! In November we he ld our Founders' Day dinner in the home of Freda J ames Burtners with D orothy R awe Gi lger /j,fj, serving as co-hostess. Each member brought gifts to be given to the mental hospital which is one of our projects for the year. A good time was had by a ll when we met in the home of Bobbie Parker Parrotts BN for our Christmas gift exchange in December. One of our most fa ithful members, Alice Allen Mauk is in a rest home at present because of her health; bu~ we hope she will soon be able to be about again. Her



address is 135 N.E. Park Place, Oklahoma City, and I am sure she would enjoy hearing from any of her many friends. We have heard from several new Alpha Sigs who have come to our city to live. We hope they will be able to attend some of our monthly meetings. They are Elaine Fry, Janis Peterson AB and Patricia Munda Mace. All are teaching here in the city. Marilyn Perkins EE has just had a new addition to her family so has not been able to come to our meetings, but we hope to see them all before the year is over. State Day will be coming up in the spring and we are looking forward to seeing members of the Beta Gamma college chapter at Northeastern State College plus college friends and Alpha sisters once again.-DOROTHY RAwE GILGER

OMAHA, NEBRASKA The Christmas season was celebrated by the Omaha alumnae with a party at the home of Lois Liebel Lechner r A on December 11. Following the holiday season, the January meeting was held at Kenny's accompanied by a delicious luncheon. Meanwhile the reading and sewing groups have been meeting monthly. The bridge group has established a prize to be awarded in May to the individual with the highest cumulative score.-JoANNE ScHINDLER KoLENDA

Mrs. Roger Robinson gave a most interesting talk about "Christmas in Sweden." She showed authentic dolls, costumes and many other items to illustrate her narrative of their customs.-MILDRED WEBER BROWN

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA We in Richmond wish a very Happy New Year to all our sisters. As we reflect on the events of 1965, we find that it was a good year climaxed by our annual Founders' Day dinner and program in November. We were sorry that Mrs. Gilliam, one of our founders, was unable to be with us that night, but we were delighted to welcome Betty Weller Spencer BE and Ann Wendenberg Silver A who were with us for the first time. Glenna Snead Chesley A , Harriet Moomaw Leek A and Frances Jobson Francis BE presented our program for the evening. During the fall the Richmond Panhellenic Association sponsored the premier performance of "My Fair Lady" at a local theater. The 557 tickets sold by Panhellenic members brought $1,950.00, and the profits from the sales will go toward the Association's annual achievement award to a high school graduating senior girl. We plan to have a guest speaker from the Mental Health Association at our January meeting and in February will join other Panhellenic members at the annual card party. We congratulate our vice-president, Judy Pollard Hawthorne A and her husband, Walter, on the birth of their first child- a boy.-FRANCES JoBSON FRANCis

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIADELAWARE VALLEY A representative group of the Delaware Valley alums attended Founders' Day ceremonies at Drexel Institute commemorating the 40th anniversary of Alpha Sigma Alpha at that college. Among our group was Elizabeth Darlington Armstrong NN who was one of the founders of the Nu Nu chapter. The alums sold holiday fruitcakes, the proceeds for which went to the Delaware County Association for Retarded Children. Tray favors for an institution will be made at the philanthropic workshop to be held in January at the home of Gladys Clement Slamer AA . The February meeting will be at the home of Betty Darlington Armstrong NN who will talk on one of her many collections. The March meeting will be at the home of Pat Rushy Young KK who will talk on her extensive doll collection. Pat's doll collection is quite well-known. Emma Schlenzig Meade NN will be co-hostess for the meeting. The annual Potluck Dinner with husbands as guests will be at the home of Ruth Crist Radbill KK. Co-hostess for the dinner will be Christine Carew Townsend NN. -DoRis RowAN FALIN

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Our Christmas luncheon was held at the University Club. Eighteen members and guests enjoyed the delicious food and the special program. Ada St. Clair Meyer Ar conducted the meeting in the absence of president Blanche Ball Landau NN who is recuperating from recent illness.


Richmond, Virginia alumnae celebrate Founders' Day. They are from left to right, Elaine Pierce Palmer, Hiwana Cupp Crompton, Ann Mays Magnusdal, Elizabeth Kitts Dent, Ann Wendenberg Silver, Margaret Deacon Austin, and Glenna Snead Chesley.

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK What a joy it is to have Gamma Iota, our college chapter of A2.A at R.I.T., keep us so well informed of their activities and make us so welcome at their meetings. We all shared their disappointment when the Great Northeastern Blackout of November 9 "blacked out" their lovely and long anticipated Formal Rush Tea. Quite a large group of alums were preparing to head for the festivities when they realized that the lights might not be on again for many hours and Rochestarians were requested to stay close to home! ! We have been


informed by those who were able to make the postponed tea that it, as well as Gamma Iota's Founders' Day Tea was most impressive. The girls who put so much effort into collecting for and working at our November rummage sale deserve a great deal of credit for chairman Helen Hickman re ports a profit of $188.00! What a turnout we had at our Christmas dinner party which Marguerite Talbot Keating BZ arranged for us at Locust Hill Country Club! Over twenty AL..As were present, including two Gamma Iotas and our newest alum, Peggy Brown H owe n n who has recently moved to the Rochester area. The highlight of a lovely evening was to have the former Delta Omicron girls, now with our AL..A chapter, present the Rochester alums with a bankbook for a substantial savings account to be used "for good works." It was a most touching gift and one so in keeping with the spirit of Christmas. Thus our fall activities drew to a close with this lovely gesture of harmony and sharing. Our winter season will get underway February 6 with a "fun" meeting, smorgasbord and bowling at "The Lion's Den." No doubt our March meeting at the home of Helen Hickman, Delta Omicron, will be devoted to making plans for the upcoming Panhellenic dance at the Sheraton Hotel's Starlight Roof. Speaking of Panhellenic activities, our representatives, Ruth Puis n n and Shirley Baker, Delta Omicron, keep us well informed about that association. A most happy 1966 in AL..A is wished to our sisters far and wide by Rochester AL..As! !- JA NE TERRY WmGER

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI December proved to be such a busy m onth for all the St. Louis alums that we p ostponed our scheduled luncheon until January. With all the Christmas trees taken down and the decorations put away for another year, we are going to relax at the Flaming Pit Restaurant a nd compare notes on the holidays. Verneal Meyer Newhouse BL.. who mails everyone notices and little maps each month to remind us of the meetings didn't let a little thing like having a baby interfere with her duties this month. The letters were sent out promptly from the hospital after the arrival of William Charles on J anuary 4. In February we will travel out to the home of Martha Ray Sweeney BL.. in Florissant (it's bound to snow that day!) where our own Judith Bohrer Minderman BL.. will entertain us . with a book review. Co-hostesses for this meeting will be Helen Cudworth Mitchell BL.. and Lonna McComas Hendren AB.- MARJE MORELAND WoRTH

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA Once again San Bernardino alums joined the Los Angeles chapter in the celebration of Founders' Day. The luncheon meeting was held at the elegant Scandia restaurant which is famous for its decor and food. Members who attended from San Bernardino were: Gladys Ludlam Anderson :=::=:. Mary Ludu Simon XX, Pat Tralle McDowell :=::=:, Geraldine Rundell Doyle BB, and Mary Lou Landis XX. We are happy to welcome Mary Lou as a new member. She has also joined the city Panhellenic and she, Mary


Simon, and Gerry Doyle are busy working on the spring scholarship luncheon which is given each spring by Panhellenic. The theme this year is to be "Las Vegas Holiday." Food, decorations and raffles promise to be exciting and colorful. Each year Panhellenic of San Bernardino gives about $2,000 in college scholarships with money made at this luncheon. Again Gladys Anderson is busy with scholarships for the University of California at Los Angeles Alumni Association. Violet Neuman and her husband are active in the American Field Service. Violet also has the honor (and work) of being P.T.A. president for her son's school. She is also active in A.A.U.W. and president of our Alpha Sig alumnae chapter. Word from Elizabeth Gall Pribble BP is that her husband has been transferred to Seattle and they are enjoying the Pacific northwest. In January we met at the home of G ladys Anderson. This was a fun party with delicious refreshments and much talk and catching up on the news of travels and Christmas vacations. Now we are looking forward to the next meeting which will be a March luncheon at Griswold's restaurant in Redlands. Again we will be meeting in a charming place famous for good fo od.-GERALDINE DoYLE

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA San Diego alumnae celebrated Founders' Day with a Saturday luncheon at the Kona Kai Club on Shelter Island . Barbara Tripp Friend A and Myra "Tee" Aaron Low BE made the arrangements for this occasion at which time we honored our mothers. In O ctober twelve members gathered at the h ome of Barbara Tripp Friend A to make songbook covers for the Twin Peaks Guest Ranch of Poway. We celebrated Christmas at the home of Bonnie Brown Brough ZZ with D orothea "Buddy" John McCright acting as co-hostess. Gifts were exchanged a t this party in Bonnie's beautifully holiday-decorated home. At our January meeting, to be held at the home of Shirley Cloud Rowley PX, we will honor Omega Omega chapter members and share a "Remember When? " social time. -CAROLYN MIXON

SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY The Southern New J ersey alumnae chapter held their October meeting at th e home of Virginia Burtis Seaton KK. The alums were busy making yarn balls to be used by the retarded children at the. Avon School i~ B~r足 rington where our chapter presiden t, Nancy Gmgnch Riti KK, is teaching. We also want to extend our congratulations to Nancy for receiving a fellowship to do graduate work in the field of the mentally retarded. In December we had a very festive Christmas party and meeting at the home of Susan Paton Tellefsen NN. We made cigar box flannel boards for the children at the Avon School. We then exchanged gifts and enjoyed delicious refreshments. We are happy to welcome a new member. to our group Delores Morris Keiter HH. Before movmg here in th~ fall, Delores was an active member of the Kansas City a lumnae group.


Edna Meunier Hutchinson KK is our newly appointed sorority recommendations chairman for the area, and Delores Keiter HH is our magazine chairman. The January meeting will be a card party benefit at the home of Edna Hutchinson KK to assist the Panhellenic Scholarship Fund.-ELEANOR CoMER DILKS

Harriet Eckel Harper XX donated one of her lovely water colors to be raffled off for the benefit of our treasury. The chapter was made sixty dollars richer by her most generous gift. Another way in which we added to our funds was by selling scented Christmas candles and greeting cards.

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA Velva Berg Gay XX was hostess in November for our very inspiring Founders' Day program. A dessert and social hour followed while everyone became acquainted with Joyce Hardebeck BY from Elkhart, who attended our alumnae group for the first time. Leave it to Millie Warner Zoss XX with her spirit and charm to put us into the gay mood of the Christmas season. And so early in December! But we left her house with the feeling of eagerly awaiting the fun and excitement that surrounds the holidays. And that isn't a ll we left with! We each had a darling drummer boy and drum to hang on our Christmas tree. We made them out of cardboard tubes, felt, sequins and gold braid. Each year we wonder what new idea Millie will have for us. Marie Scanlan Brown Btl. entertained us in January with a lovely luncheon in her home. After lunch we had a short business meeting and it was decided that we would again this year make colorful, protective smocks for the retarded children at Logan School in Mishawaka, Indiana. Linda Layman Anderson XX is our philanthropic chairman and will handle the details for this project. Some of us were seen at the delightful Christmas Bridge meeting of the South Bend-Mishawaka Panhellenic Association. The prizes were all handmade holiday decorations which were obtained throughout the city at various Christmas bazaars. A very good idea we thought. Janice Hays Schrader XX is busy planning and making decorations with the decorations committee for the Panhellenic winter dance. This year, as last, it will be held in the Morris Park Country Club, and the theme will be a "Grecian Holiday." Many of us are anticipating a wonderful evening. February will be the month that our husbands will escort us out to dinner. Florence R obert Taylor AB is in charge of arrangements. This is always an evening to which we look forward.-CAROLYN FYFE WELCH

TOLEDO, OHIO Our October meeting was held in the evening at the home of Helen Robinson Cook AA. Grace Fultz Haworth reported that the members of the Toledo Panhellenic Council were very pleased with the directory booklets that we made for them this year. Grace will be installed as president of that council this year, and we will be very proud to have her represent us in this capacity in the 50th year of her membership in Alpha Sigma Alpha. Mary Stoltenberg AA is our alternate delegate and has been attending the luncheons with Grace. We have been delighted to find two new Alpha Sigs in our area who are interested in attending our meetings. They are Elizabeth Wilson, Bellevue, Ohio, who attended Ohio State University and Beverly Hunter Ashbaugh BE of Bowling Green, Ohio.


Toledo alumnae attending Gamma Mu installation at Adrian, Michigan, were, from lef+ to right, Helen Robinson Cook, Helen Bennett Pauly, Grace Fultz Haworth, Helen Klag Osmun, and Cheryl Hansen.

Individual members brought several gifts to give to the Toledo State Hospital for their Christmas party for the patients. Also a donation of money was sent to the Larc Lane School for mentally retarded children. On November 19 we met at the home of Grace Haworth for our very impressive Founders' Day celebration. We were very interested in seeing the pictures that Jim and Grace took on their recent trip to Europe. We were so pleased to receive a lovely note from Mrs. Louise Carper. The December luncheon was held in the home of Helen Klag Osmun '짜'짜 . Becky Dick, a freshman at Miami, added to ou r en joyment by reporting on the Alpha Alpha chapter activities this fall. Out-of-town alums who were able to be at the luncheon were Dorothy Smelker Stockton AA of Bowling Green, Ohio, who had just flown back from Florida; Clara Kuney also of Bowling Green; Sue Ganyon Greeley AA of Temperance, Michigan; Katherine Book AA of Rushville, Ohio ; Harriet Harper of Napoleon, Ohio; and Cheryl Hansen of Sylvania, Ohio. Helen Bennett Pauly AA has invited us to her home in January. A serious discussion will be held of questions sent to us by the Cincinnati chapter who has charge of State Day this year. We have sold our quota of tickets for the Toledo Panhellenic movie which is sponsored to raise money for the scholarship fund. We wish to invite all Alpha Sigs in this area to contact our president and join us in our meetings.-HELEN KLAG OsMUN


TULSA, OKLAHOMA The Happiest of all New Years to the National Officers, Chairmen and A"Z.A sisters everywhere, and may we a ll let our light shine brighter. T ulsa alums observed Founders' D ay with a tea in the home of Dawna Knight Shurtleff Br. She was assisted by Regina Brooks Sharp Br, Sue J ones LaBorde Br and Cathy Bianca Sconiers Btl. Presiden t Rhetta Nesbitt R obinson Br was in charge of the program. It wouldn't be Christmas without our annual party at J ennie Vinson Fisks' rr. If one's spirit is lagging we certainly get in step as we approach J ennie's beautifu lly decorated home. Co-hostesses were Nancy Cooper Kasmierski HH and Lora Patterson Sipes rr. There was the anticipation with the exchange of gifts. Wearing apparel was brought for the students at Bacone Indian College at Muskogee and twenty-five dollars was donated to their library. T he January meeting will be guest night with a Book Review in the home of Lavelle Short Dugger Br. Helen Hooper Malone Br and Doris J ohnson H ill Br will be assisting.

We regret very much to lose our faith ful Cathy Sconiers Btl whose husband has been transferred to Houston.-LORA PATTERSO N SIPES

WASHINGTON, D. C. The Washington alumnae chapter is continuing to grow. We are happy to have another new member with us as Liz Benson AA is now in the Washington area. This year we were guests of the Northern Virginia chapter for the Founders' D ay meeting. Both chapters participated in the impressive ceremony. All of us enjoyed the day spent with our neighboring chapter. Our first meetings of the year were held in the Laurel apartment of J ane Paetow and in Burtonsville at the lovely home of J udy LeGrand. At Christmas time we were invited to Bethesda to inspect and approve the new home of Sarah Eiselman, our president. Husbands were invited too, and we enjoyed a delightful evening.-BARBARA RIPP

memoriam Alpha Alpha

Leah Mabel Proxmire Wallace (Mrs. Fred B.)

Alpha Beta

Jeanne Willett Ramsey (charter member) Frances Jane Ash

Zeta Zeta Anna Margaret McDonald Adams (Mrs. Ben) Virginia Leota Welch Greer (Mrs. Reed C.) Catherine Walker Robinson (Mrs. Kenneth N.) Judith Coonrod

Lambda Lambda Eleanor Haas Percival (Mrs. Milton) B eta Epsilon Louise Boje

Epsilon Epsilon

Mary Lewis Darby (Mrs. H. S.) Gladys Thomas Sughrue (Mrs. Andrew)

B eta Iota Helen Mae Dunnigan

To Barbara Kerls Maddex, National College Editor, on the death of her father, March 30, 1966





FOUNDERS Mrs. W. B. Carper (Louise Cox}, 4000 52nd St., Bladenburg, Md. Mrs. H. E. Gilliam (Juliette Hundley}, Gresham Court Apts., Richmond, Va. Miss Mary Williamson Hundley, Gresham Court Apts ., Richmond, Va. Mrs. John Walton Noell (Virginia Boyd}, (deceased) Mrs. P. W. Wootton (Calva Hamlet Watson}, (deceased) NATIONAL COUNCIL President Emerita-Mrs. Fred M. Sharp (Wilma Wilson), 1405 Hardy, Independence, Mo . 64052 President-Miss Mary C. Goeke, 1473 Oak Knoll Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 Vice President-Mrs. George J. Malone, Jr. (Helen Hooper), 2614 S. Vandalia, Tulsa, Okla. 74114 Secretary-Mrs. Joe H. Brewer (Viola Caraway), 6214 E. Murdock, Wichita, Kan. 67208 Treasurer-Miss Rose Marie Fellin, 1001 E. Harrison, Springfield, Mo. 65804. Extension Director-Mrs. Harold C. Brown (Marie Scanlan), 3105 Rexford Dr., South Bend, Ind. 46615 Membership Director- Mrs. Fred J. Trowell, Jr. (Judy Matthews), 1818 Magnolia, North Little Rock, Ark. 72114

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Alumnae Director-Mrs. Alex 0. Mathisen (Nancy Gibson), 2453 W. Theresa, Anaheim, Calif. 92804. Editor-Mrs. Stewart W. Koenemann (Bonnie Payne), 1230 Hoyt Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63137 Officer in Charge of Central Office-Mrs. Harry G. Rowe, (juanita Roberts), Wilhoit Bldg., 314-C E. Pershing, Springfield, Mo. 65806 NATIONAL CHAIRMEN A"f.A Store Chairman-Mrs. A. Howard Hall (Betty Phillips), 342-D Higgins Rd ., Park Ridge, Ill . 60068 Alumnae Editor-Mrs. Gary Hendren (Lonna McComas), 92 Eileen Lane, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044 Alumnae Organizer and Chapter Alumnae Secretary-Miss Mary K. Reiff, 219 East 46th St., Apt . 2W, Kansas City, Mo. 64112 Art-Mrs. Robert J. Wolf (Edith Gaupp), R. R. #1, Rexford, N. Y. 12148 Awards-Mrs. Louis E. Fletcher (Ruth Newcomb), 141 Marked T ree Rd., Needham, Mass. 02192 College Editor-Mrs. Lewis J. Maddex (Barbara Kerls), 28 S. Dellwood, St. Louis, Mo. 63135 Constitution-Mrs. R. Stephen Fountaine (Lynn Peteri) , 234 Broad St., Sewickley, Pa. 15143

Convention-Miss Helen L. Corey, 6310 Sherwood Rd., Philadelphia, Penna. 19151 Fellowship and Philanthropic-Mrs. John H. Allen (Sidney Gremillion), 1206 Carter Dr., Hattiesburg, Miss. 39401 Historian-Mrs. Kendall F. Bone (Shirley Pallato}, 3263 Vittmer Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45238 Housing-Miss Mary C. Goeke, 1473 Oak Knoll Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 Magazine-Mrs. Allan E. King (Sue Ann Henderson), 3109 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn, Ill. 60402 Music-Mrs . Arthur L. HeUrich (Shirley Ainsworth}, 27 Abbington Terrace, Glen Rock, N. J. 07452 Ritual-Mrs. Donald D. Olson (Pauline Smith), 8632 Pringle Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 Rush-Mrs. Robert F. Redmond III (Jeannie Roetto), 6408 Nail Ave., Mission, Kan. 66222 Scholarship-Mrs. William B. Niemeyer (Anne Petree), Box 54, R. 2, Loveland, Ohio 45140

NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE Alpha Sigma Alpha Delegate-Mrs. George J. Malone, Jr. (Helen Hooper), 2614 S. Vandalia, Tulsa, Okla., 74ll4

HAVE YOU MARRIED OR MOVED? Cut this out and mail to the OHicer in Charge of Central OHice:

MRS. HARRY G. ROWE Alpha Sigma Alpha, Wilhoit Bldg., 314-C E. Pershing, Springfield, Mo. 65806 Please change my address or name and address on the A'2A files as follows: DATE OF LEAVING COLLEGE .................... DEGREE ....................




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NAME (Please observe this form: Mrs. John A. Jones)

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Asa phoenix vol 51 no 3 spring 1966  
Asa phoenix vol 51 no 3 spring 1966