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ALUMNAE EDITOR LONNA HENDREN

EDITOR BONNIE KOENEMANN

COLLEGE EDITOR BARBARA MADDEX

THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA is published in the fall, winter, spring and summer of each year at Eden Publishing House, 1724 Chouteau Avenue. St. Louis Mo. 631 03, o!Hcial publishers for the sorority. The subscription price $1.50 a year. Send change of address and business correspondence to the Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters, 120 1 East Walnut Street, Springfield, Missouri 658J2. Address all correspondence of an editoral nature to the editor, Mrs. Stewart Koenemann 1230 Hoyt, St. Louis, Mo. 63137. Second-class postage paid at St. Louis, Missouri . Postma st er: Send Form 3579 to National Headquarters, 1201 East Walnut Street, Springfield , Missouri 65802 .


MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS t. Loui , a city with a proud pa t, ha long been known a "The Gateway to the We t" becau e the early pioneer and fur traders were channeled through thi natural crateway on their long trek to the Great Plain beyond. Today, the Gateway rch, our nation' newe t and talle t monument, stands on the banks of the Mi i ippi River as a ymbol of the opening of the West after the Loui iana Purchase. The rch, a graceful, glimmering teel form of an inverted catenary curve, rising 630 feet above the ground, i one of the mo t unique structures ever built. In ide the arch a trainway will carry passenger to the ob ervation platform at the top of the Arch for a panoramic view of the surrounding area. Directly below, the Jeffer on National Expan ion Memorial lie within walking distance of downtown St. Loui . Here on the Memorial ground i the hi toric Old Cathedral the olde t church ~ we t of the Mi i ippi. The Old Courthou e, center of bu ine in the day of the • .. teamboat and river packet , -~ r ~ ha al o been re tared on the cobble tone levee a a reminder of a colorful pa t. The Fleur-de-li Fleet of OLD CATHEDRAL the Port of t. Loui i an c c-cat hing a ortment of boat which grace th ri erfront and ha become enormou ly popular in recent year . The large t and mo t popular of the fleet i the dmiral. The drniral i th world large t xcur ion teamer. thi luxur) craft mak daytime and evenincr crui e it huge calliope hrill a greeting to landlubbers up and down the bank of the mudd Mi i ippi. It offe cenic daytime trip a well a 2

romantic moonlight dance crui e during its warm-weather operating month with ample pace for over 4,000 pa encrer . The Goldenrod howboat recall the da of the cavorting banjo- trumming min trel who played the St. Louis to Natchez circuit, when the landing up and down the Mi i. ippi were alive with Stephen Fo ter melodie . It pre ents old fashioned melodrama nightly. At every per formance booing and hi ing mingles with the lapping ound of the water against the ides of the old flat bottomed boat. Paddlewheeled excursion steamers ~Le4~~;;:J~!:!!:H~~ml OLD COURTHOUSE there are reminiscent of the days when the river was Mark Twain' , and when their mighty predece ors dotted the length and breadth of the mighty Mi i ippi from New Orlean to Hannibal, and when a beloved ragamuffin called Huckleberry Finn fictitiou ly rewrote the. river navigational hi tory. Back up the cobble tone levee pa t the Jefferon National Expan ion Memorial is the new Bu ch Memorial Stadium, covering approximately eight city block . The tadium is an allpurpo e one for ba eball, football , soccer, pageants, rodeo , and other civic events. It will eat in exc of 50,000 with all view unobtructed. There i much to ee in Fore t Park, aero the street from The Cha e-Park Plaza. The biggest ¡ummertime attraction i the t. Loui Municipal Opera, menca old e t and be t known ummer mu ical and 1i g h t operal theatre. It provides S.S. ADMIRAL

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the finest in elaborate outdoor musicals from June through August. Playing entirely beneath the s t a r s against a backdrop of giant trees it provides incomparable outdoor entertainment. The Jewel Box, a fairyland house of glass enclosing unbelievably magnificent flower arrangements, is another park attraction. This unique floral conservatory offers a show of flowers and plants grown in the city. Lily pools at the front of the Jewel Box give a Taj Mahal effect, and the floral displays vary with the seasons. An electric chime carillon provides a musical background for a stroll through the fragrant displays. It is open the year round and no admission is charged. In the heart of Forest Park is the St. Louis Zoo, which has been described by top zoo directors as the "best zoo in the world." Covering 83 acres, the Zoo is a mecca for over 2,000 living examples of 500 different species of animals, which are contained in enclosures resembling ? their natural habitat. -"'S. St. Louisians and visi'/"~ tors-young and old alike-en joy the Zoo,

A~IJti)lllilljJJ..ll\-l~~~~- especially during the summer months when t h e thrilling world拢 am e d chimpanzee, lion and tiger, and eleJEWEL BOX phant shows give free performances daily in their own amphitheaters. The Zoo Line, a miniature railroad, meanders through a路 mile of the zoo grounds making an added highlight to any visit. An entire day can be easily spent visiting the Zoo's fascinating exhibits of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. An instant hit with the younger set is the new Children's Zoo, where only small children are permitted in the enclosures to handle and feed many varieties of domestic animals and tame wild life. One of the newest attractions of the Park is the Planetarium where one may see the wonders of WINTER 1966

the Universe. The illusion of sitting outdoors on a very clear night and looking at some of the many millions of stars in the fascinating solar system is created for the enjoyment of all. The spacious lecture room is used to illustrate various planetary and galaxical phenomenon to visitors. Here there is a nominal admission charge. High atop Art Hill is an old favorite to park visitors. Here the City Art Museum, constructed as a permanent part of the Fair in 1904, stands a proud classical Roman structure. Considered one of the finest museums in the nation, it contains a collection of more than 700,000 paintings, both ancient and modern, priceless works of sculpture, a magnificent collection of early Chinese bronzes, a great wooden staircase from the 16th century France, a series of completely furnished European and American period rooms, and many other art objects. Admission is free. In front of the museum 1s a h u g e statue of King Louis IX of France ( S a i n t Loui s), for whom t h e city PLANETARIUM was named. It has been called the city's trademark. Another museum in Forest Park is the J efferson Memorial, containing rare exhibits of American firearms and military trophies dating from the Revolutionary to the Civil War. It also contains historical relics pertaining to St. Louis, the State of Missouri, and the 19th Century period of western expansion. The celebrated Charles A. Lindbergh collection is also on display with many of his things from the 1927 flight fromNew York to Paris. Travelers by train will arrive in Union Station, which has served St. Louis ince 1894. Union Station has sometimes been referred to as the "Key" to the "Gate" in the "Gateway to the West." It is the largest unified rail terminal in the world, and ranks St. Louis as the econd largest rail center in the United States. The Milles Fountain, across from Union Station, depicts in bronze the "Wedding of the Waters," one of the finest example of sculptural 3


fountainworks to be found anywhere in the Menil in 1858, is an outstanding example ot the world. This inspiring fountain work by Sweden's Greek revival architecture popular during the Carl Milles consists of fourteen heroic sized pre-Civil War period. The Museum of Science and Natural History contains esthetic exhibits of bronze figures symbolizing ~he science and natural life. Bissell House, built by confluence of the Mississippi General Daniel Bissell, between 1812 and 1819, and Missouri Rivers just north is an excellent example of Federal style of of the city. architecture popular in the New England but The Lambert-St. Louis Air unique in Missouri at that period. The restored Terminal presents to air travelboyhood of Eugene Field, the "Children's Poet" ers one of the most beautiful SAINT LO UIS who wrote "Little Boy Blue" and "Wynken, as well as unique examples of contemporary architecture and engineering in Blynken and Nod," is a popular attraction to visitors. existence. On the gay _side For most visitors to St. Louis, Shaw's Garden is a must. It contains one of the largest collec- there is Gaslight tions of plant life to be found in the Western S q u a r e, a twoH emisphere, founded by Henry Shaw in 1860. block long enterH ere on the grounds is his gracious ante-bellum tainment h u b , mansion. Perhaps o.ne of the most unique fea- built around the tures of these gardens is the Climatron, the first lines of the lively geodesic-domed fully climate-controlled green- riverboat - gaslight house ever built. The Climatron's temperature era. There are nuEUGENE FIELD'S HOME variations make it possible to grow a tremendous merous nationality variety of tropical vegetation. Anything from a restaurants and banana plant to a lush orchid may be admired cafes, dixieland and jazz spots, night clubs and inside the m o s t speakeasies. advanced botaniWe cannot mention here all of the places to cal display house see but can promise you that St. Louis is a wonin the world . It derful place to visit. Plan now to attend the also contains the 1967 Convention . famed Shaw's Garden lily collection, a H awaiian garMeet me in St. Louis, Alphas, C LI MATRO N den, a tropical mist Meet me at the Chase. forest, coffee, tea and rubber "plantation," and You won't find more loyal spirit a steaming Amazonian jungle. Any other place. Many other places are open for your en joyIt will be a grand convention, ment. Campbell House, mansion of an old fur It will be our very best, trader, has been preserved in detail of the 1850 If you will meet me in St. Louis, Alphas, era. De Menil House, built by Nicholas De Gateway to the West.

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ALA STATE DAYS ILLINOIS

OKLAHOMA

DATE-April 14-15, 1967

DATE-April 8, 1967

PLACE-Loyola University Chicago, Illinois

PLACE-Holiday Inn Bartlesville, Oklahoma

HOSTESS CHAPTER-Gamma Lambda

HOSTESS CHAPTER-Bartlesville alumnae

CHAIRMAN-Diane Mostek 8814 S. Elizabeth Chicago, Illinois

CHAIRMAN-Lois Beers

PENNSYLVANIA INDIANA DATE-April 8, 1967

DATE-April 22, 1967 PLACE-Pennsylvania State University

PLACE-Howard Johnsons 501 West Washington St. Indianapolis, Indiana HOSTESS CHAPTER- Indi anapolis alumnae CHAIRMAN-Mrs. Henry W. Bliss 315 E. 36th Street No. 4 Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

HOSTESS CHAPTER- Gamma Eta CHAIRMAN-Pamela Aughenbaugh 126 Stone Hall Pennsylvani a State Univ. University Park, Pa. 16802

VIRGINIA MICHIGAN

DATE-April 7-8, 1967

DATE-March 4, 1967

PLACE-Radford College

PLACE-Jack Tar Hotel Lansing, Michigan

HOSTESS CHAPTER-Beta Iota

CHAIRMAN-Mrs.

orman Smith

CHAIRME -Cheryl Clemente Kern Hagerman

MISSOURI-KANSAS-NEBRASKA DATE-April 14-15, 1967

WEST VIRGINIA

PLACE-Southwest Mo. State College Springfield, Missouri

DATE-April 28-30, 1967

HOSTESS CHAPTER-Beta Sigma

HOSTESS CHAPTER-Rho Rho

CHAIRM~N-Ann Cha~berlin

CHAIRMAN-Mrs. Joseph Dial 1107 Adams Ave. Huntington, West Virginia

704 S. Florence Springfield, Missouri

PLACE-Huntington, West Virginia

OHIO WISCONSIN

DATE-March 4, 1967 PLACE-Arlington Arms, 1335 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio HOSTESS CHAPTER-Dayton alumnae CHAIRMAN-Mrs. Helen Swart 3628 Karwin Dr., Apt. 211 Dayton, Ohio 45406 WINTER 1966

DATE-March PLACE-Stout State University Menomonie, Wisconsin HOSTESS CHAPTER-Beta Phi CHAIRMEN-Linda Hardy Sue Lindemann 5


Arkansas State Day By Marty Enderlin Shivey State Day was hosted by the Little Rock alumnae group this year. It was our first experience with a large undertaking, but we were very proud of the results. Our theme, "'What's Under Your Hat," was successfully carried out in our favors , name tags, and decorations. Our favors were large hand mirrors, felt was glued on for hair, face, and hat. They were very attractive and scored quite a hit. A special thanks to Sally McKelvey Powell and Sandra Whisnaut Sullards for the ir marvelous work.

Mrs. Jo hn G a lloway, Beta Mu adv iser, g reet s Beta Mu a lum nae a tte nd in g A rkansas State Da y. J e ri Thom pson Rowe and J udy W ood s Kru g are at right.

Committee members for planning State Day were : p lace cards, Sherry Jones Gibson; correspondence, Kay G ipson and Martha Clark Southard; favors, Sally McKelvey Powell and Sandra Whisnaut Sullards; accommodations, Fredd ie Johnson Jolley; publicity, Marty Enderlin 路 Shivey; fashion show chairman, Judy \,Yoods Krug, narrator, Sue Gray Cummings; name tags, Susan Reed; Freddie Johnson Jolley, Judy Matthews Trowell, Kathy Jones Hodge, Martha Clark Southard, and Kay Gipson. State Day chairman was Freddie Johnson Jolley BM. Due to her hard work everything moved as planned. Ninety members attended the activities held at the Holiday Inn in North Little Rock, October l. Chapters attending were Beta Lambda from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway and the ir adviser, Miss Marie Schichtl路 Gamma Zeta chapter from Arkansas A&M i~ Monticello and their adv iser, Mrs. Kathryn 6

Moore; Beta Mu chapter from Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia and their adviser, Mrs. John Galloway. Special out-of-town guests attending were members of Psi Psi chapter at Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and their adviser, Mrs. Judy Boone; Mrs. Ralph Williams, Jr. from Lakewood Heights, Arkansas, a Beta M u al umnae; Mrs. Vivienne Rowland Gray from Tulsa, Oklahoma, a member of the Tulsa alumnae organization. Mrs. Gray attended college at Arkansas State Teachers College. Guest speaker at the luncheon was Miss Marie Schichtl, adviser of Beta Lambda chapter. Miss Schichtl was the first Alpha Sigma Alpha initiated in Arkansas. Her talk carried the theme of the day, "What's Under Your Hat." Following the luncheon a style show was held with members of the Alumnae group modeling clothes from Deanes' Fashions in North Little Rock. Models were: Marty Enderlin Shivey, Judy \1\Toods Krug, Lillian Gaston, Anne Reaves, Mary Ann Templeton Glenn, Sherry Jones Gibson, Freddie Johnson Jolley, Judy Matthews Trowell, Kay Gipson, Linda Limb ird Fiddler. Discussion groups were lead by: Mrs. Janie Williams BM, Finance; Linda Limbird Fiddler BL, Alumnae Chapter Relations; and Judy Matthews Trowell BM, Rush. State Day 1967 will be held in the fall of the year and will be hosted by Beta Lambda chapter at Arkansas State Teachers College. Excellent television coverage was given our group by all three stations. Kay Gipson and Judy Matthews Trowell on Channel 11; Linda Limb ird and Freddie Johnson Jolley on Channel 4; Judy Woods Krug and Sherry Jones Gibson on Channel 7.

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LEADERSHIP SCHOOL HELD ... AND THEY CAME ... some by plane, some by train, some with eight in a Volkswagon-all were Alpha Sigmas traveling to the Leadership Conference at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. Rho Rho chapter was host to sisters from Alpha at Longwood, Beta Iota at Radford, Beta Phi at Concord College, Beta Nu at Murray State University, Gamma Kappa at Glenville State College, Psi Psi at Northwestren State College, Beta Epsilon at Madison College, and our newest chapter at Slippery Rock State College. A2.A spirit grew as the sisters sang and talked at the get-together that night. The house finally settled down and "wall to wall" Alpha Sigmas went to bed. Saturday morning brought the dawn of new ideas. After breakfast we all went to training sessions conducted by our national officers. The officers present were: Miss Mary C. Goeke, National President; Mrs. George J. Malone, Jr., National Vice President; Mrs. Joe H. Brewer, National Secretary and the conference coordinator; Mrs. Stewart W. Koenemann, National Editor; Mrs. Fred M. Trowell, National Membership Director; and Miss Rose Fellin, National Treasurer. The early discussions were on budgets, scholarship, and adviser and alumnae relations. When the morning lectures closed the Rho Rhos took us on a tour of their campus. A buffet lunch was then served in the house. Immediately following were discussions concerning voting and selection procedures, Panhellenic, central office procedures, and the ritual. Dinner was held that evening at the Uptowner. There our Marshall sisters presented a skit based on their rush theme " A2.A Showboat." Andy McGinley, president of the Rho Rho chapter, welcomed the visiting sisters and presented the n ational officers with mementos from her chapter. Miss Goeke then announced the National Awards received during the p ast year by the chapters present. The Alpha Sigs were proud to learn of their numerous achievements. Mrs. Dial, Rho Rho adviser, dedicated a plaque to the charter house members who helped them obtain their sorority house. After returning we all changed into casual clothes for an informal discussion. Each chapter shared their rush themes and ideas and pledge training was reviewed. WINTER 1966

An early Sunday morning worship service was held just for Alpha Sigma Alpha at Emmanuel Methodist Church. Upon returning breakfast was held in the house. Soon after we had discussions on social graces and public relations. Then Miss Goeke concluded the conference with an "Analysis, Summation, Apperception"-an A2.A ending to a wonderful weekend.

(The B eta Epsilon sisters would like to share their impressions of the National Officers.) Miss Mary Goeke A lawyer for our leader No one could possibly beat her! Sisters, when you're in trouble Signal our President on the double. Mrs. George Malone "Lets all go Greek," she says All the whileYou can tell she's a sis By her sparkle and her smile! Mrs. Joe Brewer What a character, setting firm in her chair, Coordinating and jotting down the minutes with care! Miss Rose Fellin A whiz with the money, She's mathematically inclined. "If you can't do your job, treasurer, You'd better resign! " Mrs. Stewart Koenemann She steadfastly pursues All the A2.A newsAnd keeps us in touch With other chapters and such! Mrs. Fred Trowell A redhead that beamsWhen she says " A2.A" She'd talk any rushee Into going our way! Terry Toohey Fran Atkinson Pat McCool A lice Peretti Karen Youngkins Martha Scruggs

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PRINCIPAL HONORED: rWorry' Is Her Specialty The Women of Wayne State University honored Elizabeth J. Sowell with their 1966 Annual Service Award for her active membership in professional and community organizations, as well as her educational activities. She received her bachelor's degree from Wayne State University and taught health education there before completing a master's in guidance and counseling and a six-year education specialist certificate in administration and supervision.

as assistant, she adopted an "open door" policy. To Miss Sowell no problem is too small to bring to her office. She welcomes parents and children to come to her with their problems or questions at any time. She shows a genuine concern which has led some students to believe that 'Worry' is her specialty. "I didn't want to worry Miss Sowell," a tearful child explained to his mother. She understands. She knows the principal of Estabrook Elementary School. She also knows that this is one of the techniques Elizabeth Sowell uses when talking to a child about misconduct. "I just don't know what to do, Billy. I'm worried about you," she'll say after trying to make him understand why he's wrong. She is not a disciplinarian but a trained professional there to see that each child works to his capacity and that the community understands what is being done. Her efforts are untiring in trying to make parents realize their children's potentials and to emphasize their goals. In addition to being an outstanding principal she is also a world traveler. She has been to Hawaii three times and spent eight weeks in Europe this past summer. (Excerpts from The Detroit News)

LOIS HULL: She Can Sew A Fine Seam By Alice Hart Beaver KK ELIZABETH SOWELL

Miss Sowell, president of Sigma Rho ChiDetroit alumnae chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha, is a past president of Women of Wayne and is organizational chairman of new g r a d u a t e s throughout the state. She was cited for her energetic role in organizing seven alumnae clubs and for her extensive record of service to other phases of the alumni program and community activities. She was also honored for her professional achievements as a member of city-wide advisory groups on curriculum and reading, as an elected officer of D.E.A., and as a board member of the Elementary Assistant Principal's Association and Women Administrators of Detroit. These activities keep her in touch with the latest educational trends, many of which are in practice at Estabrook Elementary School in Detroit where she is now principal. When she became principal this year after serving nine years

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During a casual conversation with Lois Olivier Hull BZ at an Alpha Sigma Alpha alumnae luncheon, I learned that this petite, brown-eyed girl is an accomplished tailoress and seamstress. In fact, she makes all the robes and altar cloths for the National Ritual Chairman. Lois attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she majored in speech and hearing therapy and became a member of Beta Zeta chapter in 1954. She and Brian T . E. Hull were married soon after and moved to Wichita, Kansas, where Lois became very active in the alumnae chapter. In Wichita she attended the University and took night courses in tailoring and took the Bishop Method of sewing. It was here that she became friends with Mrs. Joe H . Brewer, who was then National Ritual Chairman and who is now National Secretary. Mrs. Brewer asked Lois to make four robes and four altar cloths, and that was THE PHOENIX


the beginning. Since then she has been doing all of the sewing for the Ritual Chairman. Lois does all of the fabric buying, and whenever she purchases many yards of white material in the middle of winter, the sales clerk may give her a rather quizzical look. The robes have kept the same style for many years, but this year Lois has had to alter them because the average college girl is now three to five inches taller than in former years. In addition to all of this sewing, Lois makes her own clothes and all her children's as well. Her children are Lisa Loy, 8; Lori Rene, 6, and Winston Brian, 5. Lois is now living in York, Pennsylvania, and has joined the Central Pennsylvania alumnae chapter where she will give just as generously of her time and talents as she has wherever Brian's duties as Systems Analyst for American Machine & Foundry Company have taken them. She says, "I am much too busy to ever become bored. There are not enough hours in the day."

Lois Olivier Hull at her sewing machine where she turns out many white robes and altar cloths.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE The College and Alumnae chapters of Alpha Sigma Alpha will soon be contacted and asked for recommendations for National Council members for the ensuing triennium. Members who are not affiliated with a chapter may also send in recommendations of well-qualified members for consideration as N ational Officers. Your committee is fully aware of the importance of this work, and all names submitted will be given serious consideration. From your recommendations of women of ability and leadership will come the slate of officers to be presented and voted upon at the NATIONAL CONVENTION to be held at THE CHASE~ARK

PLAZA, St. Louis, Missouri, June 26-30, 1967.

MRS. HARRY G. ROWE, Chairman Route 9, Box 607, Tucson, Arizona 85705 MRS. EUGENE H. CROMPTON, JR. Route 3, Box 289, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111 MRS. EDWIN G. LAWRENCE R. D. No. 2, Sindoni Drive, Oswego, New York 13126

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Tumbleweed Teacher Retires

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rry each 'Em a Little and Lov e 'Em a Lot" In her autobiography entitled "Tumbleweed Teacher" she tells of drifting through the West teaching a year here and there; then moving on. First, it was a one room school near Cherokee; then an isolated crackerbox school in Wyoming. She rode horseback ten miles across the prairie to teach ranch kids who were more interested in roping and riding than in the three Rs. Back t.o the Oklahoma Panhandle during the depression, she taught a school for $45 a month. Driven out by the dust storms of the "Dirty Thirties," she got a job teaching in the cotton country down by the Red River where many of her pupils were Indians and itinerant cottonpickers. There were other schools, too, until finally in 1942 an agency offered her a job in Mogadore High School, sight unseen. She took the job with her fingers crossed thinking that it would only be for a year. That year has stretched into twenty-four, and the tumbleweed teacher has grown roots-deep in the soil of Mogadore. Now that she has retired, May Davis plans to spend some time with her son and three granddaughters and pursue her writing to her hearts content. She plans to stay in Mogadore where MAY ISBELL DAVIS so many adults were her former students in the commercial department and where there is such She was born in the Oklahoma Territory a warm feeling of good will. where her father was a teacher in a sod schoolA dedicated teacher with a marvelous sense of house, but he later moved so that his six daugh- humor, May Davis has a personal philosophy of ters could enter Northwestern State College at. education: "Most educators would disagree with Alva. It was here that May was initiated into me, but I firmly believe that I should teach 'em Gamma Gamma chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. a little and love 'em a lot."

May Isbell Davis, with a bit of regret and many fond memories, has retired from the teaching profession after thirty-nine years_ Hers has been a life of adventure unparalleled by most of our modern-day teachers.

memoriam Alpha Georgeanna Newby Page Alpha Alpha Martha Mollyneaux Roma Fouts Rhoades (Mrs. C. 0 .) Ruth Agnes Stephenson 10

Alpha Beta Saloma Smith Stewart (Mrs. John Clarence) Chi Chi R uth Carney

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NEW ALUMNAE CHAPTER WHO, WHEN, AND WHERE CENTRAL NEW YORK The organizational meeting of the Central New York alumnae chapter was held October 4, 1966, in the lovely sorority house on the Syracuse University campus. Mrs. Miles from the City Panhellenic was present to act in an advisory capacity. Founders' Day will be observed at the November meeting at the sorority house. OFFICERS President-Barbara Belmont Henningson re Vice President-Susan Low Cooper re Secretary & Editor-Sherrill Hudlow Suiter A Treasurer-Susan Crowley re City Panhellenic Delegate-Rosalind Scharch Sheldon n n

Central New York alumnae chapter members, from left to right, Rosalind Sheldon, Sue Crowley, Barbara Henningson, Susan Cooper, and Sherrill Suiter.

HAVE YOU MARRIED OR MOVED? Notify Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters 1201 E. Walnut, Springfield, Missouri 65806 Please change my address or name and address on the A2.A files as follows: COLLEGE CHAPTER .................... DATE OF LEAVING COLLEGE .................... DEGREE ................... . MAIDEN NAME Middle)

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Operations Brass Tacks presents ...

ARE YOU GUlLTY OF MURDER? By Lila L ennon

The very idea that you ever think of committing murder is something you would immedi ately and indignantly deny. Of course you don't. But-without knowing, or even thinking about it, perhaps you do kill another person's ideas, enthusiasms and dreams. And, each time you do, that person's self-confidence and hope dies a little. Stop and think-how often have you listened to what someone said, then scoffed goodnaturedly, "What a dumb idea!" How often have you ridiculed, or laughed at the thoughts, enthusiasms, or aspirations of an adult or a child? How often do you indulge your impulse to demolish another person's dreams with devastating logic by pointing out all the cold, h ard, negative facts that make the dream seem silly and implausible? How many times a day do you throw cold water at someone in any or all of these waysthree, five, ten? If you do, your "killer" impulses may be stronger than yo u realize. All too often, we are guilty of this kind of murder. Equally often, we are unaware that the impulse to give others the cold-water treatment can, if unchecked, develop into an insidious habit. And, quite without realizing it, this type of habitual response towards others is dynamitewhich blasts an unbridgable chasm between family members and friends. One young serviceman, stationed half-way across the world from his wife and nine-month old daughter, experienced many typhoon-like moments of loneliness. To him, the 18 months of active duty seemed to be an endless road, leading nowhere. His rank, and regulations made him ineligible for base housing for his family, and their financial situation did not permit them to join him under any other circumstances. In a letter to his wife he wrote wistfully, "When I get back, maybe we can take that first week and go on a honeymoon-the honeymoon we never had. Of course, we'll have to take the baby along, but it would be wonderful, anyway! What do you say?" His wife, who had her problems trying to live on a less-than-adequate allotment, replied practically, "How can we go on a honeymoon? You won't even have a job when you get back. What will we use for money?" 12

He knew as well as she, that finding a job had top priority, and recognized his "honeymoon" thought was no more than a dream, at most. Mentioning it was his way of bridging time and distance-an expression of his need to identify with the future. Although his wife's "practical" response was not intentionally unkind, it flattened his ego and faith in himself. Belatedly, but fortunately, she realized her reply might affect him that way, and immediately wrote him another letter, saying she really thought his honeymoon idea was great. They'd manage it, somehow! More importantly, she realized that her naturally strong impulse to se.e only the practical side of every coin was becoming a persistant habit which could eventually "kill" her husband's desire to share his thoughts and dreams with her. Habitually negative responses can become a life or death factor in any relationship. Even a friendship of many years will come apart at the seams under the continual impact of downgrading another person's ideas, thoughts and actions. Mary J. was aware of her old friend's tendancy to do this, but managed to overlook it, feeling the woman's good qualities outweighed this irritating habit. But one day - at luncheon, she volunteered the information that she had just adopted a Chinese child in Hong Kong through the Foster Parent's Plan. With enthusiasm, she described how she did this. Her friend's response was, "So what?" Feeling as if she'd just taken a pail of cold water in the face, Mary J. replied lamely, "Nothing-! guess. I just thought you would be interested." "Well, for heaven's sake!" her friend replied. "I don't know what you're so excited about. There are plenty of children in this country who need to be cared for. You didn't have to find somebody in Hong Kong. Whatever made you do a dumb thing like that?" Mary J. looked at her friend silently for a moment., then explained quietly, "Because in this country, we have a welfare state. Neglected and abandoned children are cared for, however inadequately, in orphanages and other institutions. In Hong Kong, and in many other countries, such children don't have a chance to keep THE PHOENIX


body and soul together, without this kind of help, and I thought it was a good idea." Even as she said the 路 words, she knew the explanation wouldn't mean anything-that her friend's habit was, in a way, a form of incurable blindness which prevented her from "seeing" anything worthwhile in what others did or said. The last seam came apart and their friendship was an empty garment, lying in the dust of years. Laughter is often used as a murder weapon, too. Those who always twist what anyone says into something "funny" may heatedly defend their "sense of humor" but-laughter used against someone is a stilleto that cuts the heart. At a dinner party, John M., who had just returned from his first trip to Japan was asked by interested guests to give them his reactions. Still under the spell of what he'd seen and done, he complied. Finally, someone asked, "Which experience impressed you the most?" He paused a moment, thinking. Then hesitantly, he described his overnight stay in a ryokan, how he awakened early, opened the soji and stepped into the small rock garden. "It was one of those green-gray misty mornings," he said, "and the absolute silence in that little garden was a completely new experience for me. It seemed as if I was the only person in the world .... I don' t know how to explain it," he continued, "but for a few moments, I felt I understood the meaning of serenity-for the first time in my life." His date, Jane R ., laughed. John M. managed an embarrassed grin, and said slowly, "I guess it is sort of a funny thing to recall, at that." "It's hysterical," she replied. "Imagine! Going all the way to Japan to find out silence is golden!" Two years later, when a mutual acquaintance asked if he was still dating Jane R., he replied, " o ... I've never been a thin skinned person, but I just. don't have what it takes to cope with her "sense of humor." Young people are particularly vulnerable to adult laughter at their hopes and dreams, and probably everyone has at least one small scar from some childhood experience. Sometimes, years later, a brief, painful twinge triggers the memory. Asked how he happened to choose the field of medical illustration, George B. mentioned jokingly that perhaps his childhood dream of becoming a doctor had something to do with it. When his interviewer observed sympathetically that life had a way of altering youthful goals, WINTER 1966

George B. replied musingly, "From the time I was a little kid, I had this crazy dream of becoming a doctor-but I was 16, before I ever found the courage to mention it to my folks." He smiled wryly and added, "They laughed me out of that idea, thirty-two years ago." With maturity, George B. realized that his particular combination of talent and ability wasbetter suited to a less demanding profession, and has found both satisfaction and contentment in his career as an illustrator. He remembered the dream rarely, and without regret-but never completely forgot the chilling effect of that longago laughter. Your responses to the thoughts, hopes and aspirations expressed by others need not in any sense be based on a feeling that you must "walk on eggs," or that you dare not have differing ideas and opinions. Nor is it necessary to adopt a Pollyanna attitude about what everyone says or does. The frequency of how you respond, however, will answer the question of whether or not you are guilty of this kind of murder. If you suspect you are, can you do anything to control your "killer" impulses? An old French proverb states: "A fault which is denied is committed twice over," but anyone who really wants to, can make the effort to understand one simple fact-people need their hopes, dreams, aspirations and enthusiasms. Even if you honestly don't think what someone says is sensible or logical, even if it does sound wild, improbable and unrealistic, you can disagree-without using ridicule and laughter as weapons, without downgrading and scoffing, without demolishing someone else's ego and self-confidence. The next time you have the impulse to throw cold water at someone, stop and think-as a listener, you can respond with simple, old fashioned courtesy, at least. For, as Schopenhauer said, " Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax." "Are You Guilty of Murder?" by Lila Lennon is the fifth in a series of articles prepared for sorority magazines by "Operations Brass Tacks", a project of the National Pan hellenic Editors' Conference. Permission to reprint the article or any portion thereof must be obtained from the "Operations Brass Tacks" committee. Members of the committee are: Dorothy Davis Stuck, Pi Beta Phi, chairman ; Margaret Kni ghts Hultsch, Alpha Phi ; Mary Margaret Garrard, Kappa Alpha Theta ; and Betty Luker Haverfield, Gamma Phi Beta. Address: National Panhellen ic Editors Conference, Box 490, M arked Tree, Arkansas, 72365 .

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WHO'S WHO

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American Colleges and Universities from

Beta Eta Chapter Dickinson State College

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SHARO N KA RY

CAROLYN SWE NSON

DO RIS LUDWI G

FLOREN CE PUT NAM

CHAR LOTTE Fl EDLER

SYLV IA THOMPSON

JERILYN PETERSON

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QU!JEJENS

KAY HUGHES BN Miss Treasure Chest AXA Murray State University

CAROLYN ARRIGAN Ar Homecomi ng Queen Candidate Indiana Universi ty

MAUREEN LARGAN rll Inter Fraternity Council Queen Candidate Queen s College

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ANID CANDI!DAliiES

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NANCY MAXEY A Miss Longwood Longwood Col lege

JAN HUNT XX Homecoming Queen Can didate Ball State University

MARY ELSIE 88 Homecoming Queen Candidate Central Michigan Un iversity

CAROL McRITCHIE BH Miss Dickinson Finalist Dickin so n State Col le ge

VICKI KOCK BH Miss Conge niality Dickinso n State Colleg e

ROSANNE DESIDERIO Ar Homecomi ng Queen Candidate Ind iana Unive rsity

GAY OLDHAM BN ArP Sweetheart Attendant Murray State University

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HAZE L KUHL rK Head Ch ee rl ea der Gle nvill e State College

PAULA WAGNER HH Cheerleader Kan sas State College

JACQ UELINE PITTS rK Majorette Glenville State College JENNIFER YATES <l><ll Presi dent of Roberta Hall Northwest Mo . Sta te College

KATHY NAPALITAN Ar Vi ce President of Women's Col legiate Ass n. Indiana Unive rsity

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ELIZABETH BISSETT 88 Student Body Secretary Central Michigan University

SUSAN HENDERSON AB So ph omore Cou ncil wo man Northeast Mo. State Teachers Col lege

FRANCES STONE B~ President of Alph a Lambda Delta U. of Sout hern Mi ss.

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ANJD OlFIFJICJEirzS

NANCY G RIMM ETT Bn College Governing Board Concord College

BRENDA BU RN HAM Bt. Fresh ma n Secretary U. of Southern Mi ss.

ANN W ITTSTOCK 89 Senior Women's Honor Boa rd Central Michigan University

ANITA RONCELLA Bn President Panhellenic Co uncil Concord College

BETTY KOTZMAN HH Top Ten Best Dressed Girls Kan sas State College

SANDY WEIGLE Bt. President Panhellenic Council U. of Southern Miss .

MAR ILYN JERICK Ar President of Women's Collegiate Ass n. Indiana University

DONNA BAUM Ar Treasurer of Women's Collegiate Assn. Indiana University 路

DEBBIE HANSBROUGH A B Secretary Freshman Class Northeast Mo. State Teachers College

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ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

• Carole Zedrick HH, Kansas State College, Pittsburg, Kansas, is a sophomore majoring in marketing. After having served as president of her freshman class, she is now president of the sophomore class and has been on the Student Assembly for two years. Carole is Eta Etas Panhellenic representative, second vice president of Panhellenic, and sponsor of junior Panhellenic. She was queen candidate for the Phi Sig Follies and is an alternate cheerleader.

• Carol Stebbins HH, Kansas State College, Pittsburg, Kansas, is a junior honor student majoring in history. She was secretary of CWEN and is now her class senator for A WS and a delegate to the Regional Convention. Carol is a member of Phi Alpha Theta (history), has been a cheerleader for two years, and is head cheerleader this year. For her chapter she has served as pledge treasurer, assistant treasurer, scholarship chairman, Panhellenic alternate, and is now chapter president.

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• Judy Kay Raymer f\A is a member the Omaha, Nebraska, alumnae chapter is proud to have. Miss Raymer is presently assistant Dean of Women at Creighton University. Some of her duties include being moderator of the Panhellenic Council and aiding in the counseling and guidance of young women. Miss Raymer is a graduate of Creighton University with a degree in mathematics. She was president of her college chapter and also president of Panhellenic. Upon graduation she took a teaching position at Merrian High in Omaha. The following year she returned to Creighton University on a fellowship and worked on her Masters Degree. Upon receiving this degree, she accepted her present position.

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SPOTLIGHT.

• Krista Thompson B<l>, Stout State University, Menomonie, Wisconsin, is majoring in fashion merchandising. She is the junior class representative of the home economics club, which is the largest women's organization on campus; and she belongs to Phi Upsilon Omicron (professional honorary). For her chapter, Krista is parlimentarian and holds the office of vice president in Panhellenic.

• Barbara Shanner Conaway XX is an active member of the Calumet Region alumnae chapter. This year Mrs. Conway was elected vice-president of the Hammond City Panhellenic after being an active member for the past six years. She is also philanthropic chairman of her alumnae chapter and has served as president and secretary. She attended Ball State University where she majored in elementary education. Her three children are Kim, age 7, Chuck, age 5, and Kristy, age 3. She and her husband, a teacher, are both avid bridge players.

• Carolyn Hudkins rK, Glenville State College, Glenville, West Virginia, is president of Women's Hall Dormitory, vice president and charter member of Kappa Delta Pi, and a member of the Student Education Association. She has been secretary of the Baptist Student Movement, is on the governing board of Women's Hall, has worked as a receptionist and switchboard operator, and has maintained a 3.3 grade average. She is now serving her chapter as membership director and was model pledge for 1966. Carolyn is an elementary education major. After graduation she plans to do graduate work at West Virginia University.

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GRADUATE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Graduate Assistantships the Residence Halls 1967-68

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QUALIFICATIONS

A resident counselor must be single, have an acceptable academic background, and have shown evidence of leadership and a spirit of service. CouRsE WoRK

QUALIFICATIONS

Residence Hall assistantships are available to qualified unmarried men and women who hold bachelor's degrees and who have secured admission to the University of Maryland Graduate School. Previous experience in working with individuals and groups in college is desirable. DUTIES

The Graduate Resident is concerned with the welfare of students and assumes other responsibilities in the residence hall. The Graduate Resident may enroll for a maximum of ten hours of graduate work per semester. Appointments are made for the period September 1-June 30. REMUNERATION

Graduate Residents receive (l) $2,280 for the ten months, (2) remission of lodging charges, and (3) remission of graduate school fees.

A counselorship is considered a half-time position. A counselor may carry 12 hours of graduate work during a regular semester and 6 hours during the summer session. RESPONSIBILITIES

Because the majority of the residence halls at the University of Oklahoma are small, housing 50 students, the resident counselor has the opportunity to exercise considerable initiative in developing a living environment that is conducive to learning. For resident counselors who are enrolled in the College of Education, majoring in guidance with special emphasis on higher education, this apprenticeship under the supervision of the Office of the Deans of Students is particularly valuable for placement in college personnel positions. REMUNERATION

FURTHER INFORMATION

may be obtained by writing directly to: DIRECTOR OF HousiNG North Administration Building UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND College Park, Maryland 20740

THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

Resident counselors receive full maintenance and a cash salary. The base salary is $50 per month for in-state students and $80 per month for out-of-state students (to compensate for higher instructional fees) . Fees are $9 per credit hour for in-state students and $21 per credit hour for out-of-state students. Resident counselors are furnished all meals, which are served in university-operated dining halls, and have living quarters consisting of a combination living room and office, bedroom and bath. APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION

Resident Counselorships If you are interested in employment while attending the University of Oklahoma Graduate College, this announcement will be of interest to you. There are 83 resident counselorships at the University of Oklahoma. Graduate students are g!ven preference in appointments to these positiOns. 20

Additional information, application forms, and appointments for personal interviews may be obtained by writing: DR. WILLIAM REX BROWN DEAN OF MEN

DR. DOROTHY TRUEX DEAN OF WOMEN

THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA Norman, Oklahoma 73069 THE PHOENIX


• • • • NEWS LETTERS COLLEGE CHAPTERS Alpha Longwood College Farmvill e, Virginia After a relaxing summer vacation, the members of Alpha chapter returned to the Longwood College campus with much enthusiasm and many new ideas. Most of the members returned early in order to help with the orientation program for the freshmen. Serving as orientation group leaders, colleagues, and Y.W.C.A . leaders, we had the opportunity of getting acquainted with the freshmen as soon as they arrived. Once classes were under way, our workshops began. These included work on rush skits, costumes, scenery, and songs. With the completion of our new Panhellenic dorm we are expecting rush to be a much larger activity on campus this year. Although our new chapter room is still not completed, we have been keeping quite busy with our plans for interior decoration and for an open house, as soon as our goals are reached. Already, we have had a "house warming" party with dinner served in the chapter room and everyone bringing a small gift for the room. We hope to show and tell you more about our new dorm in the next issue.

The Alphas have been gaining recognition on the Longwood College campus in other ways, also. Lynn R achel has been selected for the varsity hockey team, and Carol Rex and Vannie Gunter are on the class hockey teams. We of Alpha Sigma Alpha are all very proud of Nancy Maxey who represented the sorority in the Miss Longwood Pagent, and after winning that contest with great ease, went on to the Miss Virginia Pagent. This fall marks the colonization, at Longwood, of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national Freshmen Women's Honorary Fraternity, and already three Alphas are members: Mary Virginia Manson, Donna Daly, and Lynn R achel, who has been elected treasurer of the organization. Another A -:i..A, Pat Peregoy, a senior art maj or, is currently having a one-man-show of her water colors on exhibit at a leading department store in Richmond, Virginia. Fran Richardson had the pleasure and honor of representing A -:i..A at a panhellenic convention in Norfolk, Virginia this summer. At present, the Alpha chapter officers are anxiously making p lans to attend an A-:i..A Regional Leadership Training School with the Rho Rho chapter at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. We are looking forward to meeting our sisters from other states and to new and helpful ideas.- PAT PEREGoY

Alpha Alpha Miami University Oxford , Ohio

Alph a ; ha d a wei ner roast.

On October 3, our chapter gave a dessert at the Hotel Weyanoke in honor of our Farmville alums. The dessert was in special honor of our past adviser, Mrs. Eday Wamsley A, who is moving to Atlanta, Georgia. Since there is no active alumnae chapter in Farmville, this provided us with an excellent opportunity to get to know our local alums and for them to meet us. Everyone enjoyed the gathering, and the return of old m emori es seemed to spark many new interests- at least we hope so! Longwood's homecoming, better known as Circus, is on the way and the A-:i..As are doing their part. Our participation varies from roles in the skits, to clowns, to scenery and costume com mittees. In the midway, there will also be an Alpha Sigma Alpha booth in which we will sell our wares.

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The sisters of Alpha Alpha chapter returned to Miami's campus to begin formal rush. This year theme parties were held in sorority suites instead of fraternity houses. We again used "Fashions by A -:i..A" as our theme and featured a fashion show presented by the sisters. In September, activation ceremonies were followed by a scholarship banquet. The scholarship trophy for the h ighest grades among the members was received by Suzanne lngemanson and Judy Brumley. Marsha Henninger was recognized for receiving the highest grade average in her pledge class. The d og award for outstanding ser· vice to A-:i..A was given to Clarissa Phillips, and the circle pin award for participation in campus activities went to Carolyn Vanhousen. Greek Week this year found Nancy Ingold being pulled by the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon in the Lambda Chi Alpha chariot race. Carolyn Cottrell and Judy Brumley represented Alpha Sigma Alpha· in the college bowl. Judy Bentz was Alpha Alpha's beauty contestant this year. An exchange breakfast with the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega and workshops for the officers were among the last even t of Greek Week, which was climaxed by the Inter-Fraternity and Panhelle,nic Dance featuring the Shirelles and the Young R ascals. Homecoming weekend found Miami's campus ablaze with TV commercials. This year's all-campus theme, "It Pays to Advertise," prompted the Alpha Sigs, paired with the brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, to build a float entitled "Kent- the Weiner the Skins Awaited." After Miami's R edskins had defeated K ent State, entertainment for the evening was provided at the homecoming dance. The theme for the dance was "In Living Color." - LISABETH CoMM

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Alpha Beta Northeast Missou ri State Teachers College Kirksville, Missouri Peppy and vivacious as always, Alpha Betas returned to campus with their heads just full of new ideas for the coming year. Rushing began in full force; we only had three weeks unti l bids were to be issued. Our first rush party, the traditional Alpha traz, was lauded by th~, r~sh足 ees as being "reall y fun." A cops and robbers style Little Blue Riding Hood" was portrayed by Beth West, Carol Behn, Lynda Jo Hutcherson, and Connie Fickel. A week later a Mardi Gras scene was set for the formal rush party. Entertainment "Bourbon Street style" was climaxed by a moving pearl ceremony which revealed to rushees how much we really wanted them. On October 3 Alpha Betas welcomed our wonderful new Alpha Sig sisters. T his new pledge class is proving itself to be one of the best ever. We were really proud to have Jeanie Coy chosen to represent the college at the American Royal in Kansas City. The Student Council selected her on the basis of poise, personality, and beauty. Jeanie is president of the Panhellenic Council, captain of the College Ushers, a member of Alpha Phi Sigma honor organization, KDettes drill team, and is on the Dean's Honor Roll. Other Alpha Sigs were chosen as campus leadersSusie Henderson was elected councilwoman for the sophomore class and Debbie Hansbrough was elected secretary of the freshman class. Dark-eyed Connie Hickenbottom, always energetic and peppy, was selected as a cheerleader for the MSTC Bulldogs. She will also represent Alpha Sigs for homecoming queen candidate . We are now in the midst of homecoming plans and are looking forward to the fun and excitement of building a float and attending all the activities. Fall quarter has begun tremendously; we are putting forth all efforts to make the rest of the year as happy and successfuL- LINDA WINKLEMAN

Alpha Gamma Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania The Alpha Gammas returned ready to begin their busy fall agenda. First to be taken care of was fall rush. We began rushing our first week, getting to know girls that had been put on our rush list at the end of the spring semester. Then came an open house and our three part ies, which, thanks to the careful planning of our rush chairman, Sue Woodward, were a great success. As a result, we took wonderful pledges at the beginning of October. Yet our work had just begun. As homecoming drew near, it was lucky for us that we had chosen a capable float chairman, Roni Moschetti, who had already organized the details of our float. We had chosen for our theme, "Alice in Wonderland," keeping in mind the overall theme of the parade, "Wonderland of Fairytales." Each of us spent chilly but happy hours pounding nails and stuffing crepe paper. We are naturally hoping to win a prize, but whether we do or not, none of us will regret the time we spent working together. We were all especially excited about the homecoming activities when two of our members, Carolyn Arrigan

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a nd R osanne D esiderio, were nominated by their d epartments business and biology, as candidates for homecoming q~eens. It was really an honor for the Alpha Sigs to have two of their members among the small group of nominees. C urrently, tbree of our members are serving as officers of the Women's Collegiate Association, the governing body for all women on campus. Marilyn Jerich is serving as president, Kathy Napolitan as vice presid ent, and Donna Baum as treasurer. This, too, is an h onor for the Alpha Sigs since the girls were selected by a vote of all the women. We have finally fin ished the redecoration of our sorority room and thanks to the excellent tastes of our room chairmen, Carol Kirk and Jean Flynn, it turned out lovely. The modern decor in red, green, and black has transformed the room into a cheerful meeting place. -SANDY M INOR

Beta Beta Colorado State College Greeley, Colorado With just one week of preparation, Beta Betas completed a very successful fal l rush. Our open house theme was a "Greek English Lesson" stressing the pronoun 'you' which was directed to the rushees. Gayle Fiala was in charge of open house which included a tour of the house. And thanks to Alpha Beta chapter in Missouri, we had a most successful Alpha-traz party. We hung red and white streamers from the ceiling, used red and white paper chains, and had mattresses all over the floor. Again this fall, we used the Hawaiian final party which has become a tradition here at Beta Beta chapter. Gaye Rodriquez was in charge of Alphatraz, Jackie Wycoff and Linda Shirasaki, the Hawaiian party, and overall chairman for rush was Sandy Lundquist. Since homecoming activities are just around the corner, co-chairmen Lesley Koenig_ and Carol Schank are busy making plans for our house decorations. We hope to take first by using mirrors and glass to portray "Reflected Fantasy." T his year Beta Beta chapter will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on November 12 through November 19. This week has been set aside as A':i.A Week and during this time, we are planning an All-Greek social, a powder-puff football game, a tea, and a dedication ceremony for the books we plan to give to the library. The highlight of this week will be our annual Sadie Hawkins D ance. We are proud to announce that we were first in scholarship for spring quarter and hope to remain on the top so that we can receive the scholarship tray again this year. A':i.A Judy Heit is a finalist for homecoming queen, and we anticipate her crowning by another A':i.A J an Phelps, last year's homecoming queen. Gaye R odriquez is our candidate for Derby Days Queen and candidates for Sigma Chi's Little Sigmas are Gayle Fiala, Mitzi Dawe, Carol Genera, and Charlene Miller. Last week Jody Crouse left for an around-the-world trip on the University of Seven Seas. She received a scholarship from Chapman College this fall. We have much to look forward to this quarter: homecoming, A':i.A Week, and our Sadie Hawkins D ance. We are also anxiously waiting for a visit by our National President Mary Goeke. T he Alpha Sigs of Beta Beta wish to extend our best wishes to all our sisters for a successful year.- LINDA SHIRASAKI

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All Alpha Sigma Alphas!

THE TWENTY-FIFTH NATIONAL CONVENTION June 26-30, 1967

St. Louis, Missouri

UGATEWAY TO THE WEST" Geographically We'll Meet You Half Way

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covers favors, programs, and special events. Non-member guests do not pay the Registration Fee. They must purchase tickets for special events.

A CONVENTION REGISTRATION BLANK

must be sent for each person attending the Convention, with one exception; a family may use one blank, listing all names.

A HOTEL REGISTRATION BLANK

must be sent for each person attending the Convention, with one exception ; a family must use one blank, listing all names and ages of children.

ROOM ASSIGNMENTS

will be in order of receipt of Reservation Blank, Convention Reservation, and payment of Registration Fee. If no roommate is specified, we shall assign one of approximate age.

HOTEL RATES

{all rates American Plan, which includes room and three meals}: Single room with bath -------------------------------------.. ----..--..... $22.05 per day per person Double room with bath {twin beds} ---------------------------- 20.50 per day per person Three or more in room with bath -------------------------------- -- 18.50 per day per person Rates include State and City taxes and gratuity on room and meals.

ROOM RATES FOR CHILDREN

occupying the same room as their parents: Up to and including 12 years of age-no charge if using equipment in room. Extra rollaway bed-$5.00 per night Children thirteen and over will pay regular Convention rates. Meal rates for children upon request.

INCIDENTAL PERSONAL EXPENSES Bellman tipping --------------------------------------------------------------$ .35 per bag Limousine from Airport to Hotel -------------------------------- 1.75 Taxi from Railway Station to Hotel ---------------------------- 1.75 {approximate) Parking at Hotel is free if you park the car yourself. You must have parking ticket stamped and may take car in and out as long as you retain your ticket. Valet parking at the Hotel --------------------·--------------------- 2.00 per day Swimming at Hotel ---------------------·----------------------..·------ Free

TRANSPORTATION TO CONVENTION Geographically, St. Louis is located in the heart of the United States. BY AIR:

St. Louis is only a few hours by jet air from the major metropolitan areas of the north, south, east and west. It is served by Eastern, American, TWA, Delta, Ozark, and Central. The Chase-Park Plaza is the first airport bus stop into the city and the last stop for departure.

BY TRAIN:

The Chase-Park Plaza is just twelve minutes from Union Station where rail lines from all sections of the nation converge in St. Louis, offering convenient arrival and departure schedules.

BY AUTOMOBILE:

Alternate routes U.S. 40 and 67 pass The Chase-Park Plaza on their way to U.S. 40, 50, 66, and 61 • •• avoiding downtown traffic congestion. Ample parking facilities are available in the drive-in garage.

If further information is needed pertaining to transportation to Convention, please feel free to contact the St. Louis alumnae Transportation Committee so that your trip will be as enjoyable as possible. They will be glad to help you. Mrs. Dudley R. Londeen 9309 Ewers Drive Crestwood, Missouri 63126

or

Mrs. Robert Urberger 9339 Queenston Drive Crestwood, Missouri 63126


ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA CONVENTION PREVIEW Monday, June 26, 1967 10:00 A.M. ON 12:00-2:00 P.M. 3:00P.M. 6:30 P.M. 7:30 P.M.

Registration Buffet Luncheon Opening Session National Officer's Reception Dinner-St. Louis Alumnae Hostesses Mary Goeke, National President, Speaker

Lobby of Starlight Roof Zodiac Room Starlight Roof Tiara Lounge Tiara Room

Tuesday, June 27, 1967 8:00A.M. 9:00A.M. 9:30A.M. 10:30 A.M.

Buffet Breakfast Memorial Service Opening Business Session Workshops

12:30 1:00 3:00 6:00 8:15

N.P.C. Reception N.P.C. Luncheon Workshops Dinner Opera

P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.

Zodiac Roof Starlight Roof Collegiate-Zodiac Roof Alumnae-Colonial Room Advisers-Coach Room Starlight Roof Starlight Roof Zodiac Rcof Starlight Roof Forest Park

Wednesday, June 28, 1967 8:00A.M. 8:45- 11:00 A.M. 12:30 2:30 4:00 7:00

P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.

Buffet Breakfast Business Session and Workshops Rush Party Luncheon-College Chapters Workshops continued Recreation-Free Time White Supper-Speaker Initiation Following Relax-Have Fun

Zodiac Roof Starlight Roof Same rooms as Tuesday Chase Room Same Rooms Tiara Room Tiara Lounge Zodiac Roof

Thursday, June 29, 1967 8:00A.M. 8:45A.M. 12:30 P.M. 2:00 P.M. Followed by

3:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M.

Buffet Breakfast Business Session and General Session Luncheon-Springfield Alumnae Hostesses Business Session Installation of Officers Free Time Formal Awards Banquet Kansas City Alumnae Hostesses

Zodiac Roof Starlight Roof Zodiac Roof Starlight Roof

Tiara Roof

Friday, June 30, 1967 8:00A.M.

Breakfast POST CONVENTION TOURS

Chase Room


Epsilon Epsilon Ka nsas State Teachers College Emporia , Kansas Although school has not been in season very long, the Alphas here have been extremely busy. Our year started off, of course, with rush and the theme "Around the World with A "2.A ." We all dressed and decorated according to the country we were representing. Rush was very successful for we pledged wonderful girls! Soon after school started, freshmen cheerleading elections were held. One of our new pledges, Sue Ann Cooper, was selected to be one of the three freshmen cheerleaders. We are indeed proud to say that we now have three Alpha cheerleaders! The national honor fraternity, Blue Key, sponsored a Blue Key Darling contest. T he Alphas had three contestants. They were: Cecelia (Ceil ) Slayman, Kathy Bodine, and Karen Barnes. Two Alphas were selected to run for offices on the United Student Party ticket. Karen Easter was put up to run for sophomore representative to the Union Activities Council and Diane Lammy was put up to run for secretary-treasurer of the sophomore class. Both these Alphas won their offices and are now proudly serving our campus . Three of our girls were selected to serve on the Union Activities Council. They are Cherrie McGrew, Dawn Banz, and Andee Wiler. We are doing something new this year. We are having a Dad's Day October 15 and 16. We invite our dads to spend the weekend with us. We are taking them to the football game on Saturday, and that night they are staying at our house. Our pledges seem to have a great deal of enthusiasm! For a money-making project, they had a Powder-P uff football game October 9. They challenged another sorority's pledge class and charged admission. A few of the fraternity boys served as cheerleaders! That was quite a sight ! Incidentally, I think our pledges had something like 17 different coaches! November 5 is the date for homecoming. The overall theme is "Landmarks of the Ole' West." Everyone is having floats this year. Our theme is "The Silver Dollar Saloon." To conclude our newsletter, we saved the best news for last! We are indeed proud to announce that we have six girls nominated for homecoming queen. This constitutes one-tliird of all the candidates! They are: Diane Baumann (Tau Kappa Epsilon), Kathy Hungate (Sigma Phi Epsilon), Suze Anne Shoults (Sigma Tau Gamma), Karen Barnes (Men's Dorm), Dorothy (Mort) Watt (Women's Dorm), and our own candidate, Diana Waggoner. It looks as if we are going to have another successful year, and we sincerely hope that all the other Alphas throughout the United States have a successful year also !- LOTTIE KoEHN

Zeta Zeta C entra l Missou ri State College W arrensbu rg, Missou ri Zeta Zetas "get ahead" at summer meeting where we planned for our new sorority outfits, a stereo, and homecoming activities. Before school started, Alpha sisters Mary Beth Lee, Martha Pendergast, and Susie Rustman were busy acting as "Big Sisters" during freshman week.

WINTER 1966

Zeta Zeta 's clown at th e ir All-School Carnival.

Fall quarter started off with the All-School Carnival, and Alpha Sig Vicki O'Dell was entertainment chairman. Already campus leaders are hard at work. Cheri Collins is secretary of the Association of Women Students, Linda Shackleford is a delegate to the A WS Assembly, and Carolyn Montesano and Ann Halferty represent A"2.A on the varsity cheerleading squad . Again this year Alpha Sigma Alpha's candidate, Karen Tufte, was chosen Purple Pit Queen at the annual Sigma Sigma Sigma Dance. We will begin our money-making project with a candy sale. Now Alphas can be seen busily constructing scenery, practicing skits, building floats, and sewing costumes in preparation for homecoming. Cartoon Carnival is the CMS homecoming theme, and Carole Miller is our candidate for queen. We are anticipating a great homecoming as we present "Lil' Abner's Dogpatch A"2.A," and we are looking forward to meeting many of our alumnae at our homecoming brunch . Looking ahead we see "Alpha's Red Onion"-our dance, rush activities, and another year of fun and success, and we wish the same to our Alpha sisters across the nation.-SHARON VIETH

Eta Eta Kansas St ate College of Pittsburg Pittsburg, Kansa s The Eta Etas began to plan their activities for this fall at a summer retreat held July 16. This was the second vear for the retreat which proved quite successful for the planning of formal rush and homecoming preparations. Rush week was a busy and hectic time with each member eager to do her part, and a little m ore. A week after formal rush closed open rush began, so we were kept busy. It was well worth it as we ended up with a fabulous group of new pledges. Honors going to individual members: Conna Larson is president of Junior Panhellenic; Cindy Kreutziger is a majorette ; and Mary Spence is president of Tarruny Hall. Our next report will be filled with many exciting events with homecoming in th e spotlight. Eta Eta chapter would like to wish all of our Alpha sisters a very happy and successful year.- SHERRI GATCHI)'LL

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Sigma Sigma Western State College Gunnison, Colorado

Etas Etas are bu sy enterta ining at a we ste rn style ru sh pa rty.

Kappa Kappa

As a beautiful fa ll season slowly fades away, Sigma Sigma is p lanning another exciting and reward ing year. Our fall rush was a great success and proved a lot of fun for all involved. Our first party, "Alphaskeller," was considered a ball for all and from the rushees' enthusiastic participation, this was verified. "Alph~ Wish" was our formal party, closing the fall rushing penod for us. Our chapter philanthropic project in the past years has been to send at least one handicapped child to a summer camp. Last spring, the Alphas raised enough m oney to send two children. A thank you goes to. all of our alumnae for making clothing for these two children. There are numerous activities planned for the Alphas on Western State's campus. We will be working on our homecoming skit and float , hoping to place in b?th events. We will also be selling our yearly homecommg mums. At last the wishes of the Alphas on Western State's campus have come true. We are happy to say that the site and plans for a sorority house are final ly in the making.- SHARON MICKLE

Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylva nia

Phi Phi

All of the Kappa Kappas returned from a busy summer eager to start a new and fuller academic y ~a r. We wasted little time, and started to work redecoratmg our chapter room. Painting and repairing were the "jobs of the day," to ready our room for new furnishings. "Go Greek!" is the theme of the formal fall rush here at Temple. AL.A is pleased to have such a great and interested group of rushees. Our rush parties are a time to relax, chat, and GO CREATIVE with straw painti?g! Jane Van Winkle, our rush chairman, is doing a great JOb . Homecoming is just around the corner, October 29 to be exact. The Kappa Kappas are looking forward to welcoming back some alums. We are also hop ing to capture 1st prize again for the best float in the annual homecoming parade. Our theme will be " Pen the Hen Again." This will be the second year T emple has played the Delaware Blue Hens on homecoming day. -PEGGY WOERNER

The Alpha Sigma Alpha members of Phi Phi chapter held a summer picnic in Maryville in J uly. About twenty girls and our advisers were able to attend. It was an especiall y nice occasion as it gave each of us a chance to hear about everyone's summer job and activities. When school started on September 27, the Phi Phi chapter was eager to begin working on rush . We had informal popcorn and coke parties which were climaxed by a pizza party and then a slumber party .in our AL.J: annex. We are all busy working on decoratiOns and sktt practice for our informal party, " The Land of Oz." Each initiate will be dressed as a "munchkin," and all the r ushees will follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City of Oz. P hi Phi is looking forward to greeting many new pledges when our rush activities have ended.

Go Creative! Rush ees g et into t he swing of th in gs a t a Ka pp a Kappa ru sh pa rty.

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Northwest Missouri State College Maryville, Missouri

Does anyon e rem e mb e r th e Phi Ph i summer reunion picn ic?

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The entire campus is buzzing with h omecoming spirit. T he over-all theme is " The World of Song." Our chapter has been busy planning a minstrel show for the Variety Show skit. Our house decoration is going to feature a stagecoach driven by mules depicting the opposing team. T here will be a Maryville Bearcat stage d river cracking a whip at the mules with the title "Whip Crack A Way!" Our float will be "T he Surrey With the Fringe on Top." Already this year, P hi Phi members have received several honors. T his summer at the R egional L eadership T raining School our chapter was presented a beautiful trophy for the sale of magazines. Dianna Brown, Phi Phi president, is one of the two homecoming chairmen. Kathryne Seabaugh, Ph i Phi's rush chairman, is a new varsity cheerleader, and J ennifer Yates has been named president of Roberta Hall. After we receive our new pledges and we have finished with homecoming plans, we hope to have many new events and h路mors to report to other A"i:A chapters. We are looking forward to a very prosperous semester !-KRrs J OHNSTON

Chi Chi Ball State University Muncie, Indiana Here at Ball State we started out the year with the usual fluster of activities. The first weekend on campus, we sponsored a very successful all-campus dance. A retreat at Redkey, Indiana, was on the agenda for the next weekend. During an informal meeting we discussed plans for the coming year. On October 6 we went to the Theta Xi house for a trade party. We danced, played games, and roasted hot dogs. Needless to say, we a ll had a very enjoyable time. October 15 was Ball State's homecoming. Although the day was cold and rainy, it didn't dampen the Alpha Sig spirits. The overall theme was "Hoosier Highlights" which we carried out in a float depicting Indiana's favorite poet, James Whitcomb Riley. A cardinal hovered over the bed of a wide-eyed little boy snuggled under the covers with Little Orphan Annie perched at the end of the bed. An open book related the message, "The Cardinals will get you if you don't watch out!" Our homecoming outfits for this year are moss green A-line skirts, sweaters, and matching blazers with the crest on the pocket. J an Hunt represented our sorority well as homecoming queen candidate. The Chi Chi sisters took the children from the Delaware County Children's Home trick-or-treating down fraternity row. They returned to the suite for cider, doughnuts, and ghost stories with sacks filled with treats. Each year Ball State has a charity fund-raising project called Campus Chest. Each dormitory and fraterna l organization sponsors a Campus Chester who dresses in costume which carries out this year's theme, "Philanthropy through Fantasy." Our Campus Chester was J erry Walker who was dressed as Scrooge McDuck. Chi Chi chapter is very proud of her honored students. Chris Knecht and Sue Hahn have recently become members of Sigma Zeta, national science honorary; Linda Diley has been invited to pledge Pi Omega Pi, business education honorary; and Jan Hunt is a member of Phi Upsi lon Omicron, the home economics honorary. Charlotte Bowman, Chris Knecht and Pam Hylton received Student Foundation scholarships.- LrNDA DrLEY

WINTER 1966

Psi Psi Northwestern State College Natchitoches, Louisiana We of P si Psi have been very busy during the past few months. Our activities for rush began with a workshop held in J une at the camp of the parents of Miss Sandy H elms. We practiced our skit and our songs and enjoyed the good food and fellowship. I n the middle of September, rush was suddenly upon us. The fi rst week was open visiting, and the second week cor:sistcd of an informal party, theme party, and preferential tea. Our theme this year was "Alice in Alpha Sig Land." T he skit was based on the adventures of A lice as she traveled through A"i:A land. T he sorority made all of its costumes and decorations. Next came the preferential tea. We were all dressed in our matching green brocade formals. We held our traditional wishing well ceremony and sang "Scarlet Ribbons." Each rushee was presented a miniature doll in remembrance of the occasion. At this party we were also honored to have Mrs. Fred J. Trowell, National Membership Director, with us. Her ass:stance was a great help. On September 25, our new pledges were entertained at a luncheon at the sorority house. We are looking forward to meeting the parents of the new pledges and also seeing old a lums when Nor thwestern State College holds its annual Mom and Dad's Day. Psi Psis are anxiously looking forward to the coming activities. Our pledges are busy learning about sorority life. As we make plans for the coming months, we rea lize this should be a very successful year.-ANNE GRAY

Beta Gamma Northeastern State College Tahlequah, Oklahoma Beta Gamma chapter is off with a bang this year. There is excitement and harmony in the air. One of the first things on our agenda is a rummage, bake, and white elephant sale. We are hoping it will be a great success. Beta Gammas are also selling perfume as a money raising project. October 15 is homecoming, and we are now in the process of building our float. The theme of the parade is "Broadway Musicals," and we have selected the "King and I" as our float theme. Jody Barnes, a sophomore from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was nominated by the Beta Gammas for homecoming queen. We are hoping we will have another Beta Gamma homecoming queen to add to the long list of Alpha honors. Everyone is looking forward to the week of November 9, our rush week. This year our rush will be carried out in a new procedure. We will have an early fall rush and open bidding during the rest of the year. Before there has been fall and spring rush. There will be open house and informal and formal rush parties given by all three sororities on campus on the same night with rushees alternating from each party. Everyone is looking forward to rush and we are quite excited and anxious. Beta Gamma will host State Day which will be held sometime in April. We are looking forward to seeing and meeting new alums. To show our appreciation for the help and faith the a lums have given us we will hold a coffee for them after the homecoming game on October 15路.

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Beta Gamma chapter captured many a heart last spring. Jody Barnes was named Phi Lambda Chi Sweetheart; Barbara Roan was crowned Sigma Tau Gamma Rose; and Margaret Gage, past president, was named "Alpha Sweetheart." On September 24, national officers of the three sororities on campus participated in a Panhellenic Workshop. T he three officers were: Mrs. Robert Shearer, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Mrs. N. K. Scott, Delta Zeta, and Mrs. George Malone, Alpha Sigma Alpha. "Assembling in hope of establishing greater Greek unity on the Northeastern campus," was the main function of the first Panhellenic Workshop at Northeastern . Mrs. Malone, National Panhellenic Conference Area Adviser, was the keynote speaker for the event. "Quota Limitation and Rush," was the topic of the workshop. Beta Gamma and Mrs. Malone represented the Alpha Sigs in a most commendable manner. We are very proud of Mrs. Malone and greatly appreciate her help and interest in Beta Gamma chapter. Our new year promises to be exciting and fulfilling. We wish all of our sisters the best of everything.- CHARLOTTE PARKER

T he romantic side of AL-A appeared the last week of October at ou r annua l dinner-dance at the Belle Mead e R estaurant when sisters and dates got together. Champagne glasses with the sorority crest were the favo rs for this party. The next morning before attending church, a brunch of coffee and d onuts awaited the still enthusiastic sisters and their dates. Everyone had a wonderful weekend. In addition to the Sunday night suppers in the recreation room of our Panhellenic Dorm, this year a scholarship supper is planned. At this supper sisters with an average below 2.5 will eat beans from a can; sisters with an average above 2.5 will be served a delicious spaghetti dinner. Pledges and sisters will give a Halloween party at Western State Hospital for our philanthropic project. We are looking forward to a successful party to begin our month ly visits to Western State Hospital this year.MtLLIE GREHAWICK AND KAREN THOMPSON

Beta Delta University of Southe rn Mississippi HaHiesburg, Mississippi The Beta Deltas returned to school this fall with much excitement and work ahead. First came formal rush. Besides having a great time planning for it, we ended up with a great group of new pledges. After the excitement of rush lulled some and school got underway, fall elections for class officers and homecoming maid came. The Beta Delta's enthusiasm and work showed up as Brenda Burnham was elected fresh man class secretary, homecoming maid, and senator; and Diane Malone was also elected senator. The months ahead have a lot more work and fun in store for the Beta Deltas. Of the most anticipated activities are our fall dance and building our homecoming float. We hope that our other sisters over the land are anticipating the rest of the year with as much excitement as we are .- CHARLOTTE McQuEEN

Beta Epsilon Madison College Harrisonburg , Virginia As Beta Epsilon returned to the campus this fa ll, we swelled with pride when we learned that our past president, Merle Kay, won the National Elizabeth Bird Small Award. Merle was not only president of Beta Epsilon last year, but also the secretary of the Student Government Association, and an "A" student. P retty and poised, Merle was also the president of the junior class. The music of the Stripper opened the show at "Club AL-A" as Fran Atkinson danced for the rushees at the final rush parties. Bunny girls, cigarette girls, and a bartender were climaxed by a solemn ceremony of AL-A wishes of future sisters. The busy week of rush ended when sisters had an outing of two days a long the Shenandoah River at our college camp. New and old sisters got together for a coke party given at the home of our advisers. Pledges received pillows, glasses, ash trays, an d other favors all with the Alpha Sigma Alpha crest. T his was our first opportunity for old and new sisters to get together as a group.

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Beta Ep silons on t he ir way t o we lcom e new pl e dges.

Beta Eta Dickinson State College Dickinson, North Dakota The spring to fall gap of Beta Eta act1v1t1es was closed by the Summer Banquet on J uly 16. Abou t thirty a lumnae and members gathered to discuss current trends in AL-A and to visit and sing. A humorous skit under the direction of Norma Helbling was given, with Miss Birtha Geiger as the narrator and several members taking part. Hoarse voices, from lots of folk singing; sore backs from old army cots and wooden benches; and the rugged outdoor life of Camp Nyoda did nothing to dampen the wonderful time we had at our annual fall retreat. Vicki Koch, social chairman, presented many concrete ideas for our social calendar; and Lorraine Barnhardt, president, led a discussion on the other areas of possible programming. On October 3 our p ledges were initiated and on October 6 an informal rush party was held.

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This year has started off with a capital " B" for busy here at Beta Eta, and we h ope it continues this way so that we are able to end the year with another capital "B" fo r best.- PATTEE BEN ZIE

Beta Eta is proud of its officers. Front row, left to right, Karen Rogers , Cheryl Ingold , Carolyn Hecke r, Lorrai ne Ba rnhardt, Margie Kriege r, and Arlen e Wiedman. Back row, Darlene Hoffman, LaD ean Sailer, Ethyl Schmitz, Miss Schumacher, Patte e Benzie, Vicki Koch, and J erri Spl ichal.

Beta Theta Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Fall is definitely a beautiful time of the year at Central. 路Campus is not only bedecked with the lovely colors of fall but a lso with the bright beginning of a new semester. Homecoming is well under way and we are very proud of our queen candidate, Mary Elsie. Building the float seems to be taking much time, but Alpha Sigs are spiritedly working with the brothers of Phi Kappa T au to make this year's float the biggest and best yet. Our theme is "Hang ' Em Over." Plans are underway for a large Founders' D ay celebration. Alpha Sigs here at Central are celebrating the 25th year of being on campus. Alpha Sigma Alpha is the second oldest sorority at Central. All of our alumnae have been invited to the luncheon to be held at the Hotel Chieftain. Dad's weekend will be the last weekend in O ctober. A'LAs are looking forward to the football game, dinner, and bowlin&" or pool with our dads. Fall quota for Central sororities is fifty members. Since we have reached this quota, we are not participating in rush . Acting abi lity is abundant among Alpha Sigs also. Lonnie Bone and Georgia Schultz both have parts in the "Three Penny Opera" and Joey Burroughs is in a children's p lay called the "The P uppet P rince." Song practices are u nderway for serenades. Mary Elsie was serenaded for Homecoming Queen, and Alpha Sigs have been practicing for a serenade with the brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma. Social life is not all Alpha Sigs are working for. There are grades to make and studying to do. We are working for a better a ll around average and scholastic position on campus. This is a major part of Alpha Sigma Alpha life at Central Michigan University.-SHERRY WIEDERHOLD

WINTER 1966

Beta Iota Radford College Radford, Virginia Well, summer is over and a ll the Beta Iotas a re back on campus ready for another good year at Radford. T wo of our members spent the summer in Eu rope-Cris P oole wh o lives in Paris, France, and Ann N orris who spent a month touring. O f course, the rest of us a ll held average jobs from Atlantic City to the backwoods of P ennsylvania. R egardless of the good times had by everybody this summer, we were a ll happy to get back to R adford to see our sisters. R ush has gotten under way. Our open house was held in one of the dorm basements on campus. Here, we were able to display a ll our sorority possessions: winter and summer outfits, a picture and letter from our foster child Mac Su Ping, a map of al l Alpha chapters, sweatshirts, and everything else we thought the rushees might be interested in seeing. Out of the 250 girls that signed up to rush, approximately 190 came to our open house. R efreshments- punch and cookies- were served while everyone got acquainted. Our first formal rush party was a R oaring Twenties party entitled " T he Scarlet Garter." All the members and rushees came dressed as flappers or underground "hoods." It was the real thing, with a funeral parlor front. After a rushee payed her respects to the dead , she was lead into an atmosphere of loud music in a room with pictures of dancing girls on the walls and peanut shells on the floor. The tables, which were gayly decorated with shot glasses, swizzle sticks, and garters, all of which were favors, surrounded a runway which led to the stage . After our members mingled with the rushees for a while, the entertainment began. First was an act by Kern Hagerman and Helen Nutwell, alias Satchmo and U lah, pantomiming an original number of the era-"Baby, It's Cold Outside." Betty J o Loveless and Barbara Walker did a little Charleston to a Betty Boops number. Then, there was a skit written around the old Cinderella theme where the poor ugly coed finally gets her man . The characters were Connie Raybuck, Ann Norris, Cheryl Clemente, Janet Miller and Jane Basket. The whole show was emceed by Sharon Schlosser Babb. After the show, everyone joined in singing sorority songs. A good time was had by all and it was rumored, not only by the rushees but other sorority members, that ours was the best all around party on campus. Our second party theme is "Tea House of the Alpha Moon." We are hoping that it will be as great a success as it was last year. All Beta Iotas wish all our si~ters throughout the country the very best with rush as well as in the coming year. - HELEN NUTWELL

Beta Kappa W estern Illinois University Macomb, Illinois Beta Kappa chapter has just finished their fall rush. Our parties this year were based on the theme ~f " A 'LA in Song." The skit that was presented combiTied the activities of sorority life and along with it, various sorority songs. The next big project for the chapter is l;wmecoming house decorations. Homecoming theme is "Western Safari." Our theme, howeve!!r, is "Sa-Fari, So-Good," and is headed by Sandy Stonecipher.

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Many girls in the chapter this year are busy with outside activities. New members of University Union Board are Carol Merker, Lorry Skupien and Carolyn Dufelmeier. Members who have been serving more than a year are Bunny Stamburski, Peg Simpson, Jan Berry, Jan Petersen, and Jan Rosback. Dottie Maedge is also a member and holds the office of president. During the first week of school the Alpha Sigs had many girls working as Student Counselors. These girls were Carol Boykin, Jan Berry, Dottie Maedge, Bea Zakrzewski, Lynn Yaeger, Jan Petersen, Bunny Stamburski, Melanie Fischer and Jo Ellen Smith Dakin. Members have also become heads of various committees on campus. Lynn Yaeger is chairman of Greek Week, and Jan Petersen is chairman of homecoming dance decorations. Carol Merker is our representative on "The Roost" College Board, which is a clothing store here in Macomb. At the football games and basketball games this year, Peg Wood will be leading the crowds in cheers, and during half time, Carol Boykin will be seen in the porn porn girl routines. Three girls this year have been chosen to be entered in the "Beauty and the Beast Contest." This is a contest to raise money for charity. A girl is chosen to have her picture taken with a guy who has been made up to look as ugly as possible. These pictures are then displayed with a jar next to each one. The voting is done by placing money in the jars, and the one containing the m ost money after a weeks time is the winner. These three girls are: Carol Boy kin, and two pledges, Tana Alexander and Pat Johnston. Alpha Sisters are Carol Boykin, Sandy Stonecipher, Sheila Dodge, and Jan Rosback. These girls are chosen to keep contact with the fraternity and help keep closer ties between the fraternity ana the sororities. The fraternity that heads this program is a local one on campus known as the Phi Thetas. Another group of girls called Rho Mates have been chosen to represent us. They are Dale Soske, Karen Paluska, Pat Renwick, Jan Rosback and Kay Landers. These girls were chosen by the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity to assist the guys by hostessing at social affairs and helping in any other ways that are necessary. This year Beta Kappa chapter has many new aims and goals, and we are going to work hard together to achieve these high ideals for ALA . -PEG SIMPSO N

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Crown Room and the Sculpture Room. Illene Carter did an efficient job as chairman of the summer workshop . Marguerite Coleman and Gretchen Adams made the T-Steppers, a precision drill team that performs at athletic and other events during the year. The girls are selected on a try-out basis. The Beta Lambdas made a good showing at the annual State Day held at the Holiday Inn in North Little Rock on October 1. The Greater Little Rock alumnae served as hostess for the day. Beginning at 8: 30, we attended a coffee tour and registration, a style show, discussion groups, and a luncheon with Mrs. Tom Fiddler, alumnae president, presiding. Guest speaker at the luncheon was Miss Marie Schichtl, one of our wonderful advisers. She is also the first A lpha Sigma Alpha member initiated in Arkansas. We have just completed a hectic but also very enjoyable week of rush. This is the first time fall rush has been used at ASTC . The heart of our theme parties was a minstrel show. The theme of the last two parties, the preferential parties, was "ALA Heaven." All of the members wore long formals making the atmosphere very impressive. The joys and excitement of Saturday morning made us realize how really worthwhile our time and labor was. Homecoming is the next big event on our agenda. We made our plans at the summer workshop and now we're anxious to see them in action. On behalf of all the Beta Lambdas I would like to wish everyone a good year and a lot of luck in whatever you may endeavor.-KAY SIMON

Beta Nu Mu rray State University Murray, Kentucky Beta Nus joyfully returned to the beautiful campus not of Murray State College but of Murray State University. Wi:h the school's new status, all members are full of high hopes for the coming year. The first major event of the year was the fraternity and sorority open houses. Beta Nus had a gay open house and were pleased with a large freshman turn out. Soon after came Sigma Chi's Derby Day, which proved to be interesting as usual. ALA placed second in the sorority division . One devoted Beta Nu member, Sherry Richardson, even managed to acquire the use of crutches after obtaining a foot injury chasing a fellow Sigma Chi for his derby.

Arkansas State Teachers College Conway, A rkansas Even though our summer vacation was very enjoyable, we are glad to be back to see the members we didn't get to see all summer. Janet Shivey and Linda Schuberg spent the summer working at the Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado; Janet Garrison went to Mexico for five weeks to study Spanish at Interamerican University in Saltillo; and Karen Larsen spent her summer touring Europe and working in Germany. We had a blast at our summer workshop and accomplished everything we set out to do. Two advisers, twenty-three members, and three alumnae attended. It was held at the Sam Peck, in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, on J uly 16-17. We held all of our meetings in the Old Paris Room on the second floor. Special committees were set up in the morning and afternoon followed by general meetings where repor ts were given and the new ideas discussed. Two luncheons were served in the

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Proudly d is playing ih e trophy t hey he lped win in t he Greek Gam es during Gree k Wee k is t he Beta Nu pledge cla ss.

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The theme for our informal fall rush party was "See the USA with the A'2-As." The skit was centered around "Cathy Coed" who traveled across the United States visiting her many sorority sisters and all their adventures. The favors were small cosmetic trays adorned with the A'2.A letters. Beta Nu accepted wonderful pledges and are proud to have them. Next on the fall agenda was homecoming. Beta Nu's float was entitled " Spirit-Light the Way" which fitted into the overall parade theme "Victory Through Spirit." Along with all these activities we are in the process of moving cur chapter room to a new location. We hope to be settled in the new Panhellenic building sometime before Christmas . The new room will be decorated in colors of blue and green. Beta Nus are extremely proud of Peggy Dwyer who was chosen National Ideal Pledge. Peggy along with Mary Lou Smith, our president, attended the L eadership Training School at Huntington, West Virginia. H onors are in store for several Beta Nu members. Gayla Oldham was named Alpha Gamma Rho Sweetheart Attendant, and Kay Hughes was elected Miss Treasure Chest at the Lambda Chi Alpha "Jolly Roger Ball." Karen Erickson was chosen Ideal Greek Woman by members of all the fraternities on campus. Mary Lou Smith was elected secretary of the Student Organization in the all campus election. D onna Sermersheim, vicepresident, is serving as secretary-treasurer of Murray State University Panhellenic. Linda Gardner and M ary Lou Smith pledged Kappa Delta Pi, education honorary and Martha H ogencamp, Kay Ruchti, Janice Yarbo, Karen Forest, Peggy Dwyer, and Peggy Schalk pledged Delta Lambda Alpha, honorary for freshmen women. Martha Hogancamp was elected secretary of Phi Beta Lambda, business fraternity; Linda Messell is treasurer of the Association for Childhood Education . Another Beta Nu was outstanding in the Murray Sta te Intramural T ennis Championship this fall by bringing home three trophies for women's singles, women's doubles, and mixed d oubles. We are looking forward to an outstanding year.L! NDA GARDNER

Beta Pi Concord College Athens, West Virginia G~eetings from Beta Pi chapter at Concord. The beginning of the fall semester has held much excitement for us. The Alpha Sigs started off the term with a Barbecue Sale on camp us as our first money-making project. Fall Rush and homecoming are the main events of the season . Fall Rush, which is for Upperclassmen, begins O ctober 5: We are planning two parties: one will be informal and the theme of the last party will be "Storybook Land," with appropriate decorations and skit. H omecoming at Concord is the weekend of O ctober 22, and the theme is "Roaring T wenties." The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity is sponsoring M ary Beth Oliver as candidate for H omecoming Queen, and The Upperclass Hall for M en is sponsoring Liz Umnik. In the homecoming parade will be our major officers, the candidates for queen, and ou r float, which we are building with the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity. The Alpha Sigma Alpha- Tau Kappa Epsilon social was held September 28 in the Social R oom. R efreshments of pizzas and. cokes were served . Beta Pis are in the process of making new winter outfits. This year we have decided on a low waisted dress, with a solid burgundy top and burgundy and cream

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Beta Pis won firsf place in the Greek Sing.

medium-sized houndstooth bottom. We are also planning to have a burgundy and cream houndstooth cape to match with burgundy suede shoes. The Alpha Sigs are proud of our achievement in winning first place in the annual Greek Sing. We sang "Hi-Lilli, Hi-L o" in three-part harmony, with an accompaniment of bongos and moroccos. At Concord's Annual Awards Assembly, the Alpha Sigs were presented the Scholarship Award for having the highest over-all scholastic ave rage of any other social organization on campus. Our name was added to the plaque hanging in the College Center. Campus leaders this year are Anita R oncella, president of the Panhellenic Council; An dora Lilly, president of the U pperclass Hall for Women; Sandra Short, president of Kappa Omicron Phi, the home economics honorary fraternity; Nancy Grimmett, member of the College Center Governing Board ; Frances R on cella, corresponding secretary of the Association of Women Students.J uov HELMS

Beta Rho Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois Rush was in full swing as the Beta Rhos returned to NIU after the busy summer. We greeted our rushees sporting our brand new Vogue outfits of heather red and white wool dresses with matching heather red jackets. Our formal party theme was "Alice in A'2.Aland." Everyone was there from the Mad Hatter to the Bunny R abbit. It was all a great success for we took many new pledges! . Football season finds many of our members being very active in promoting the Huskies spirit. Linda Gurak, Sue Spangard, J oanne Slowinski, Diane Nedelcu, Phyllis Clavelli, J ean Nicklas, and Judy Kadison are on the porn porn squad and Roberta Allen is a majorette with the Marching Huskies. These girls are certainly cheering the teams on to victory. Work h as begun on homecoming. We are entering the fl oat contest with Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity. We are honored to have Paula Cook and Linda Barry as candidates for homecoming queen. Roxanne Thomas is our homecoming chairman and Sheryl Westerman is our art chairman . Lori Domark is on the homecoming committee for the general can1pus. We are a ll having a lot of fun and are anticipating some beautiful new trophies.BARBARA HANSON

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Every Beta Rho likes to show off her new Alpha Suit.

Beta Sigma Southwest Missouri State Springfield, Missouri Planning for the 1966-67 school year started early for Beta Sigma chapter. At summer meeting the chapter met and made plans for an exciting year. The many hours devoted to rush proved fruitful as Beta Sigma pledged their quota. A new party entitled "Candyland" was initiated into Beta Sigma's rush agenda. The 18 girls 路Nho live in the sorority house arrived at school a week early in order to paint and redecorate their rooms, which certainly improved the sorority house. A wonderful addition to the chapter has been the new housemother, Mom Wrong. She was hostess for a very enjoyable formal dinner at the house. Beta Sigma is running Lesley Fleenor for homecoming queen this year behind the theme "All Aboard for Lesley." Colorful posters, handbills, and cards with Lesley boarding a train are aiding in the campaign. A rally for Lesley with a band and dancing will highlight the campaign. Lesley has been selected from many other aspirants to sing on "Campus T alent," a statewide T.V. program. Jane Christian was among the top ten in a queen contest held at the Kentucky Banana Festival, and Lesley Fleenor entertained at the festival. Ruth Mitchell and Eileen Reed were elected as representatives to student government. Beta Sigma has two newly elected fraternity sweethearts. Linda Richter is sweetheart of the Phi Sigma Epsilon colony; Eileen Reed is Pi Kappa Alpha Sweetheart. Many more activities await the Beta Sigmas as the year slips by.- JEAN CHAPIN

" Secret Pie Agent." Paper plates filled with whipped egg whites were thrown at the girls who stuck their heads through backdrops which were painted with spy scenes. Other Alpha Sig spies who worked in and around the booth were dressed in short satin trenchcoats. On the next week-end we held a retreat at Allendale Lodge. Carol Bosecker, Beta Upsilon's rush chairman, was in charge of the event. The evening began by playing volleyball and singing. As it grew dark, we gathe~ed around the fireplace to discuss and plan rush parties, campus revue, and other activities. Homecoming was a big event for Beta Upsilon chapter. As one of our money-making projects, we sold homecoming mums. As usual, thi> was a big success. On Friday afternoon, five of our sisters competed in the tricycle derby around the quad. We made the finals; but, due to mechanical difficulty, we were unable to finish the race. Pat Dubie and Cheryl White were co-chairmen of our entry in the homecoming parade. This year the parade had a circus theme. Our float, entitled "Sam Says Can 'Em Sycamores," featured Sam Sycamore (a tree) lighting a large blue and white cannon which shot a St. J oseph's football player into a net. Girls dressed as circus animals walked along side the float with balloons and peanuts for the spectators. Following the parade, a luncheon was held for Beta Upsilon members, alumnae, and guests at the Teakwood Room of Henri's R estaurant. Sally Grant and Joyce Snedeker sernd as co-chairmen. An open house was held in our suite for those not attending the homecoming game. Our next activity is the first Greek Week festivities held at ISU. Several Alpha Sigs are helping plan the events which promise to be a lot of fun.-Jo ANN BARR

Beta Phi Stout State University Menomonie, Wisconsin Summer was filled with excitement for the Beta Phis. Some of us stayed on campus all summer long and chalked up a few extra credits while the rest of the girls carried out jobs ranging from lawyers' receptionists to therapy aids in homes for the aged.

Beta Upsilon Indiana State University Terre Haute, Indiana Beta Upsilon chapter has been very busy since the fall term began. As usual, our chapter helped with the registration of students at ISU by filling out packets of cards and answering the questions of bewildered students. The first week-end of school the Alpha Sigs participated in the annual Greek sing for the freshmen by singing some of our favorite songs. The following evening was Campus Carnival, and Joyce Rissler and Jane Anderson were in charge of our booth which was entitled

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Beta Phis enjoyed a crisp Sunday on the Mississippi River.

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September found us back on the campus with new ideas to raise our treasury and just fun ideas for homecoming. We were very successful on our car wash and picking apples on a Saturday gave everyone plenty of fresh air and our fill of apples. Our new pledges now fill our days with songs, skits, helpful tasks, and a bundle of laughs. Our annual football game with the men of Sigma Pi fraternity turned out to be a regular athletic event this year with a few bumps and bruises. "Rustic Reflections" is the theme of homecoming 1966. We sponsored a raffle of the kick off football, autographed by all of the players, and a football blanket. We all participated in the homecoming parade dressed as girls and guys from "Dogpatch," carried signs, and rode in old cars. Beta Phi is looking forward to our Founders' Day celebration. We are also planning our State Day events for this year.-BARBARA DICKMANN

Beta Psi Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan The fall semester is off to a great start this year. It promises to be a busy and 拢unfilled year for the Beta Psis. The first happenings were centered around informal rush which resulted in a great pledge class. They are so full of enthusiasm. For each active sister they made a d oor sign which read, "Alpha Sigs always smile." They even put the signs on the apartment d oors of girls living off-campus. The annual fall mixer was a big success as usual. It added a good sum to our housing fund. The theme for our mixer was Elcomewa Ackba, which was pig latin for W elcome Back. Good news for the Beta Psis came when it was ann ounced that we placed second in scholarship with a 2.82 grade point average. To start off the year with fun and good planning we had our annual fall retreat at the home of one of the married members, D ottie Corey Thomas. This gave us a chance to discuss formal rush and to think of party themes. Beta Psis are being active members this year. Elaine Christensen and Cheri Underberg are staff assistants in their dorms. Many girls are active in A WS. Linda Williams is recording secretary and D onna Ostrander is serving as a member of Women's Discipline Committee. The chairman of AWS Twirp Week was Sue Ruessman. Val Flanagan is on Standards Board and Nancy Belland is on the Activities Board. Western's IA WS contact is Theo Warren. H omecoming is coming up and we are all busy working on our float under the direction of co-chairmen Diane Atkins and Cheri D odge. This year's theme is "Say It with Music." Our float will depict the song "Coloring Book." To promote the homecoming spirit this year each organization has a gimmick which they are to carry or wear the week before. We are all wearing berets, of Alpha Sig red, with a crayon hanging d own from it. We hope to top our second place last year with a first this year. Jacque Morris is really working hard as co-chairman of the homecoming parade. R ene Tremble has lined up some great dance bands as chairman of the homecoming dances. Glenn Miller and his orchestra will be a big hi-light of the festivities.

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The Beta Psis are excited about the future initiation of Diane Atkins' mother as our Mother Patroness. Mrs. Atkins has already been a great mom to us in the past by making many of our sorority outfits. As a new money raising project and spirit booster, we are selling pom-poms at the football games. We hope to have the cheerleaders work out a cheer with the fans using the pom-poms. Beta Psis hope that everyone's year is as exciting and fulfilled as ours.-C HRIS Sc HALL

Gamma Alpha Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska The Alpha Sigs returned to Creighton in anticipation of two new members: Ruthie Davis, returning after a year at St. Mary's College, Leavenworth, Kansas ; and Jackie Cannon, a transfer from Beta Sigma chapter, Springfield, Missouri. We're glad to have both of them, and are grateful to Jackie for a ll the ideas she has so readily shared with us.

Eileen Barr, Linda Lynn, and Kay Daley are having fun eni路ertaining two rushees at the Gamma Alpha Speakeasy.

First on the calendar was fall rush. T wo weeks of rush events included a P anhellenic Pepsi Party, Ice Water T ea, and a Greek sing (for which we practiced ad infinitum since the voices of Gamma Alpha leave much to be desired!). But our formal Pink Chrysanthemum Tea was such a success that all the Rushees forgot we couldn't sing too well. Next came our preferential party, this year held at Brookhill Country Club. Its winding staircase and peephole-door lent itself perfectly to tb.e atmosphere of an " AL:.A Speakeasy." Favors were plumed headbands and cigarette holders. Decorations and costumes were so authentic that we began to think we were in the midst of the Roaring 20's. To top off the night we a ll sang a long with the "Alpha Sigma Ragtime Band." All our efforts paid off in wonderful pledges. Each of us h ere at Creighton extend our sincerest thanks to our rush chairman, Jill Rinschen. Without her help our rush this year could never have been the success that it was. Thanks Jill!

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With rush behind us, we turned our efforts to the upand-coming Panhellenic Day. The afternoon was spent in relay competition with other campus sororities and independents. After three- and four-legged races, a football kick, a shoe kick, an egg shuttle, a tug of war, and a host of other races, the Alpha Sigs came out on top. After winning first place in the afternoon relays we somehow dragged our weary bodies to a Panhellenic grub dance held that night. While we're coveting our trophy, we're also still feeling the after-effects of disturbing muscles we didn't know we had! Special congratulations are in order to three Gamma Alpha members. Carol Wolta, Pat Rice, and Sue Egan have been invited to become members of Gamma Pi Epsilon, National J esuit Honor Society for Women. This is the highest honor that Creighton can bestow on any one of her students, so we can certainly be proud of these girls. Right now the Alpha Sigs are in the midst of collecting for the Red Cross-Red Feather United Fund. This year we hope to exceed collections of all previous years. After our Founders' Day dinner, we will begin work on our homecoming float. This year we are building with Iota Kappa Epsilon, athletic fraternity. We're looking forward to winning at least first place in float competition. All of us here at Gamma Alpha chapter returned to Creighton with enthusiasm and high expectations for the coming year. After only a month of school we've certainly found a good ly share of the expectations, and are looking forward to many more !-SuE EGAN

Gamma Beta Wisconsin State University Stevens Point, Wisconsin When we started hitting our campus this fall, news of what we had done this summer was "old stuff," and we at Gamma Beta are proud of the reasons why. First of all, we issued our first Summer Newsletter here at Gamma Beta. The newsletter contained notes from each of our sisters telling what she was doing for the summer. It was such a success that we plan to make it an annual letter. Our summer get-to-gether was held in Oconomowoc at the home of one of our members, Kristi Zillmer. Both items helped us plan for this fall, so when we came back we were full of good ideas about how to make this the most successful year possible. We started right in by holding a rummage sale to help build up our housing fund. Many of the Greek organizations on campus are obtaining houses and we're working very hard to build up our fund. Our first "public appearance" came on Friday night, September 30 which was the night of the Pointer Jubilee-our way of introducing freshmen students to the organizations operating on campus. The AL..A booth was very noticeable as we were giving away little red suckers with AL..A printed on them. Following so closely on the heels of Pointer Jubilee that we hard ly had time to catch our breath was the beginning of both closed rush and homecoming. Presently we are holding rush parties, trying to decorate a homecoming float, and plan a program for homecoming, all at the same time. We're busy, but we know that our efforts are going to be successful, wh ich is what is imp ortant. Alpha Sigs on this campus are very easy to recognize now as we are all wearing our new sorority suits. We

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are proud of these good looking green wool suits which we had made. With them we wear contrasting gold shells. And sorority suits are not the only new items around our chapter. We now have our own stationery with a letterhead which was designed by one of our more artistic members, Jane Chang. There is some kind of enthusiasm about the beginning of a new school year which has infected all of us at Gamma Beta, and we are going to work hard to make this spirit last through out the rest of the year. If it does, this will be our most successful year so far !-KAREN JOHNSON

Gamma Delta Queens College Flushing, New York Hi from all the Gamma Deltas! Hope the return to school finds everyone refreshed and happy after the summer. All of us in r /). were UNITED just before classes began to wish one of our sisters, Charlotte Hetherington, the best of luck in transferring to the University of Miami, Florida. I must explain what I mean by united-a number of the sisters left the city for the summer for many new experiences. Bev Kruk toured Europe (for the second time!!), Marie Tuzzolo and Carole Rubinich worked at a resort in northern New York, J ean Steins was lucky enough to spend the summer water skiing on the Long Island Sound, and Doris Lodato relaxed for a month in Mattituck on Long Island. This semester the r /).s are proud to announce the installation of Miss Keturah Cox, our adviser. Miss Cox, a member of the physical education department, agreed to a pledge week by wearing our traditional red beanie and a new add ition to our "pledge outfit," our red suspenders with white AL..A letters on them. At the same time we installed our pledges of the spring semester. With the opening of school we began thinking about the most important part of the semester-our rushing season. The official rush period was inaugurated by the semi-annual Queens College Panhellenic Open T ea. Following this, each sorority has three formal rushes. As of now, everything looks great, thanks to our rush chairman, Gwen Williams. This semester will be dominated with still more excitement. rf). is the host chapter for the first New York State Day. This is a great thrill for the sisters since we will not only be meeting sisters from New York State chapters, but we have also invited the Pennsylvania and Boston chapters. We have all been working feverishly planning the luncheon, making the favors, arranging transportation and housing, while hoping that everything results in a successful and enjoyable day. All of us in Gamma Delta are looking forward to a very busy but fun-filled semester. See you a ll next time. Bye now! !-CAROLE R uBINICH

Gamma Epsilon University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fun, cottage week, fun, sisterhood, fun, AL..A spotlight, fun, rush, fun!! This was the summer of Gamma Epsilon chapter. We started cur schedule with a week of relaxation-in Waupaca, Wisconsin. This annual week has been designated "Cottage Week" among the Greeks on U.W.M.'s campus. During June 3-10, each

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fraternity, sorority, and interested group rented a cottage in the Waupaca area to swim, fish, ski, have parties, and develop a closer relationship of sisterhood and brotherhood. It is generally a rollicking fun-filled week, and this ye;>r was no exception! On June 20, we held our annual formal dinner dance at the beautiful Lake Lawn L odge located on the shores of Delavan Lake in Delavan, Wisconsin. Music was .provided by a combo from the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, after a dinner of lobster or prime rib . It had been arranged by our social chairman, Karen Moeller, and was an enjoyable evening for a ll pledges and members in attendance. Mick Lewin's Steak Ranch was the setting for the Spring Semester Scholarship Dinner. Marci Chybowski was t!Je chairman of this event. Some of the awards given were as follows: Leslie Leech-highest over-all average, Rena Rohleder-greatest improvement, J oyce Willms, highest pledge average, and a group of thirteen girls received awards for averages of 3.0 or above. Also, meetings were held throughout the summer months. The purpose was to generally prepare for the fall rush program. Our theme for rush was "The Arabian Nights." We are very proud to say that we received wonderful pledges. Two of our members were in the summer spotlight. Miss Janet Schuett was a finalist in the Miss Milwaukee Pageant, and Miss Dierdre Kozlowski was elected "publicity chairman of the local Panhellenic Council, and ap pointed Panhellenic chairman of rush committees and chairman of rush counselors. This semester has seen the first mixer of the year with Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the advent of mixers with the U.W.M. Vet's Club, Alpha Kappa Psi, and Beta Chi fraternities. Homecoming activities are also beginning to move in the direction of campaigning with Sarah Johnson as candidate for freshman court, Linda Roman as candidate for sophomore court, Eva Lindsey as candidate for junior court, and Ellen Grigg as candidate for senior court. Our float is being built jointly with Beta Chi fraternity. Future events will include Panhellenic Ball, Christmas Tree Contest, Ice Sculpture Contest, Scholarship Dinner, Greek Sister Dance, and date parties.

Gamma Zeta Arkansas A&M College College Heights, Arkansas Returning to school from the summer vacation, Gamma Zetas greeted each other happily. During August we held our annual summer workshop on campus. At the workshop we planned to have a work day each month to make money by shining shoes and various other projects. We also worked on the sorority room and chose our fall outfits. After our arrival on campus we immediately began making plans for the fall rush season. Donna Whitaker, rush chairman, appointed several committees to be in charge of planning the rush parties and choosing themes for them. Our formal party will have the theme, "Scarlet Ribbons," which is our standard theme for our formal rush party. On October 1, several Gamma Zetas attended State Day in Little Rock. Our alumnae held the convention, and it was a very enjoyable and beneficial event for those who were there. Alpha Sigs are well represented in the organizations on our campus this year. Marilyn Turner, Nancy Herring Clark, Ginger Moses, Carolyn Tucker, Donna

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Whitaker, Sharon Ann Williams, and Patricia Spraggins Thomason are members of the Countesses, a women's honor organization. Nancy Weiss was elected secretarytreasurer of Royer Hall, our new girls' dormitory. Ann Fletcher, Lynn Langston, Carolyn Tucker, and Virginia Claire J ohnson are cheerleaders, and Martha Keahey is an alternate cheerleader. Anne Walker and J ennifer Gates are majorettes. We are very proud of these honors. We of Gamma Zeta extend our love to all Alpha Sigs and our best wishes for a very happy and successful year. -NANCY WEISS

Gamma Eta Pennsylvania State College University Park, Pennsylvania Now that those warm idle days of summer vacation have given way to the hustle and bustle of getting settled for another year of classes, the Gamma Etas are filled with anticipation for another successful year. Even before classes began, the sorority women and rushees alike found themselves thoroughly involved with rush parties. The first four sessions were informal but the final session was of a more formal nature and refreshments were served. It was a hectic week but we found ourselves completely r-ewarded with a wonderful pledge class. With the completion of fall rush, we can now turn our attention toward homecoming activities. We will be working with Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and three Gamma Etas will be entered as homecoming queen candidates. The theme plans are still tentative. We are very honored to have one of our members, Kathy Hardt, as a Penn State cheerleader. Allie Bishop, who was studying in Spain, and Donna Kennedy, who was studying in France, have returned and they are sharing their wonderful experiences with the other members. Once again we will be having our Work Day to earn money for our philanthropic project. The Gamma Etas are also hoping for a good scholastic rating under the influence of our new scholarship chairman, Irene Meinhardt. We arc always looking ahead to our future and soon preparations will be under way for our winter rush program and Alpha Sigma Alpha State Day which this year will be hosted by the Gamma Etas.- CAROL ZIEMER

Gamma Theta Syracuse University Syracuse, New York Although the semester has just begun, the Gamma Thetas are already in the swing of things. As usual, our first proj ect was house improvement. We repainted the dining room, living room and house m other's room and had wall-to-wall carpeting put in the dining room, living room, and TV room. Of course, each sister worked at painting or wallpapering arid varnishing in her own room. As a chapter project the Gamma Thetas a re ca nvasing the University area for contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Campaign. Each sister is putting at lea st two, hours of her time into this drive. To honor Mrs. Rita Sweet, our new housem oth er, we recently had a tea, at wh ich representatives from all the other sororities and their housemothers were present.


Our first Gamma Theta alumnae group has just been organized and at their first meeting elected Barbara Belmont Henningsen as president. This group is most enthusiastic about giving us ideas and support. We are most proud of the improvement in our house average, which was 1.9 last semester (on a three-point system). Many Gamma Thetas are campus leaders this year. Midge Patrick is president and Diane Wagoner is treasurer of the Panhellenic Association. Lucille Colella is chairman of the City Guides as well as president of the Council for Exceptional Children. Ellen Andrus and Jeri Gordanier are both active in Angel Flight-Ellen as commander and Jeri as supply officer. Shirley Stickel and Dot Hanna are members of Angel Flight. Pat Tague has endeared herself to many international students through her role as co-chairman of the International Student Guides and Estelle Epstein was recently elected secretary of the organization. Several sisters are guides. Mimi Thurston is chairman of the committee for revising the panhellenic handbook while Barb Ingraham, our other art student, is the layout editor of the yearbook. We have many exciting plans for the future. At a retreat last week at one of the sister's camp, we planned rush strategy and composed a new skit for our rush parties. In November, there will be a University-wide stepsinging contest in which the Gamma Theta chapter will participate. We are singing the "Syracuse Hymn" as well as "Ride the Chariot," a spiritual. Our goal is nothing less than perfection, and after every meeting we practice around the piano in three-part harmony. We are certainly enthusiastic about our participation this year and wish all the other chapters luck during rush and in their other activities.- DIANA BALAMOTI

Gamma Kappa Glenville State College Glenville, West Virginia As usual, the Gamma Kappas greeted the school year with new classt>s, new friends, and innumerable plans for our beloved sorority. Alpha Sigma Alpha participated, as in past years, in the freshmen orientation program. This year many of the members modeled correct campus apparel in a style show for all freshmen. Also, a skit concerning our organization was presented by some of our members. This skit was part of a "get acquainted with the Greeks" program presented to the new students. Diana Fanhauser headed the skit committee and did an outstanding job. Wolfe's Den Cabin near Elizabeth, West Virginia, was the site of our second retreat. The Gamma Kappas spent the weekend of September 16-17 planning the sorority activities for the year. The excursion was not an "all work, no play" endeavor. The girls also found time for two cook-outs, chatter, and a few lessons in judo, the art of self-defense, given by a fellow member. The planning centered around ou r rush , social, philanthropic, pledging, program, and money-making activities for the year. Much was accomplished during the outing, and we are looking forward to next year's retreat. One of the four aims of Alpha Sigma Alpha is to develop the intellectual capacities of its members. We of Gamma Kappa have placed much emphasis on this aim in the past years. We were most proud to learn that our chapter was the recipient of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Scholastic Achievement Award for the 1965-66 school year.

The annual Autumn Leaves Dance sponsored by the Gamma Kappas was held in the Pioneer Ballroom in September. "The Rivieras" provided the entertainment for the semi-formal affair. Celeste White was chairman of the dance committee. The dance was a "smashing" success, and we hope that our next one will be as profitable and as much fun. In September the Alpha Sigs sponsored a casual mix, also held in the Pioneer Ballroom. Records were played by a local disc jockey. A band of area fame also provided their share of the evening's entertainment. Members of Gamma Kappa are also quite active in other campus organizations. Sandra Whiston, vice president of Gamma Kappa, is secretary of the junior class. Carolyn Hudkins, membership director of the chapter, is president of Women's Hall Dormitory and vice president of Kappa Delta Pi, honor fraternity. Sandra Salyers, former president of our chapter, is now president of the Order of Diana. Elaine Cangeloso serves as vice president of the Order of Diana and also of the senior class. Pat Walcutt serves as secretary-treasurer of Greek Council. Ruth Conrad acts as historian of Kappa Delta Pi, and Celeste White is historian of Alpha Delta Epsilon, business fraternity. Other honors brought to our chapter by members are also numerous. Sandra Salyers was chosen Homecoming Queen for the 1966-67 school year. Grace Nocida and Hazel Kuhl have again assumed the duties of leading the Pioneers in their cheers. Jackie Pitts was selected as a majorette for the Pioneer Band. "Pioneers in Progress" is the theme of the Glenville State College homecoming. The girls are now planning the float and will begin work on it soon. We hope that we can build a winner again this year! Anne Murphy is chairman of the float committee. Rush is also in the planning process. Gamma Kappa chapter lost many members last year through graduation and marriage, and we hope for a large pledge class this year. During rush a joint tea, an informal party, and a formal party will be sponsored by the group . Five members will travel to Rho Rho in Huntington, West Virginia, in October, and will join officers from a five state area to participate in an officers' training meeting. We of Gamma Kappa are most fortunate in that we have a wonderful alumnae chapter here in Glenville. Our alums aid us in innumerable ways and we are most grateful. This year, they plan to sponsor an activity for the sorority girls each month of the school year. They will hold a weiner roast for us after our October meeting.

Gamma Center.

Kappa's adopted

boys at the Colon Anderson

A project dear to the hearts of all our members is our local philanthropic project. We have adopted seventeen boys who reside in the Colon Anderson Center for

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mentally retarded children. This year, three different members are responsible each month for planning some activity or for making something for the boys. We will also continue to send cards to them on birthdays and holidays. We are looking forward to the remainder of the school year with much anticipation. We are hoping for a very successful year and wish the same for all of our sister chapters in Alpha Sigma Alpha.-DoNNA PITTMAN

Gamma Lambda Loyola University Chicago, Illinois Gamma Lambda has started the fall semester in full swing, renewing old friendships and planning for another wonderful year which we hope proves to be as promising as the last. Fall rush and Greek Week are the main topics of conversation on the campus. A'2:.A is having a P.J. party for the new rushees, and we're hoping for a good turn out and lots of fun. All the Greeks will be gathering to compete in the many festive activities during Greek Week. One of the activities is the annual Inter-Fraternity Council Sing. The theme of this year's sing is "War and Peace" and we're hoping for a trophy truce-so, wish us luck. Right now we are in the midst of getting ready for the Ugly Man Contest and making preparations for homecoming festivities. There will be a "Steak and Champagne" dinner on October 22 and at a later date we've planned a fraternity Halloween party. We are all looking forward to these events and with the enthusiasm the Gamma Lambdas are displaying this fall we are in hopes it will be a rewarding year for all. -Jo-CAROL BLUMENTHAL

to the Reverend James Morgan on October 7. Lin has always been active in sorority and campus work and earlier this year she was the chairman of what proved to be a very successful Panhellenic Workshop. Plans are underway for some new and better moneymaking projects for this year. We've been collecting, sizing, sorting and pricing our last year's (and the years before) clothes for a fall rummage sale. Also, a committee of girls, headed by Ann Neefe got together this past summer and made dozens of triangular scarves, one particular style for each of the sororities on campus to be sold in bulk to the different sororities. Speaking of money-making, we were pleased to have a short visit from our National Treasurer, R ose Marie Fellin, on October 5.-KAY DELONG

Gamma Xi Slippery Rock State College Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania Fall is here again and with it comes another school year which we hope will be a wonderful one for all Alpha Sigs. Since Alpha Sigma Alpha is a new sorority on our campus, the Gamma Xis have been very busy making it one of the best chapters at Slippery Rock.

Gamma Mu Adrian College Adrian, Michigan With the beginning of another school year, Gamma Mu chapter is once again on the go. We've unpacked our bags and settled down to the business of studies and have already started planning and putting together our ideas to make this the best year yet for the Alpha Sigs at Adrian College. Our first activity will be the sponsoring of an all-college dance-a protest party. We'll be abandoning our traditional college dress, grabbing a protest poster, and having a great time . We have a social activity coming up at least once every month this year. Getting together for a party or just kicking off our shoes and relaxing together for an evening make for some of the most memorable hours of the year. Our basement lounge looks fine right now, but soon it will be cluttered with paint and lumber as we work together on our homecoming display. Betsy Blackburn and Linda Baker have put in a lot of time and planning to make our "Happiness" display a credit to the chapter. Betsy, our song leader, has also been chosen as a candidate for Homecoming Queen. Congratulations are in order for our new president, Lin Nation. Lin has taken over the presidency following the wedding of our former president, Lucy Zimmermann

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Gamma Xi's homecoming float.

Hard work and much fun came with building our first homecoming float. This year's theme for homecoming was "Popular Television Commercials," and the Gamma Xis chose the everpopular Alka-Seltzer commercial to wish the football team a speedy upset over Edinboro. Our float was a gigantic fat man with an upset stomach. He was lying down holding his stomach with one hand while in the other he held a glass of Alka-Seltzer. Speedy sat beside him. It turned out quite nice for our first attempt at a float, and we were all very proud of it. Our pledges have to carry with them red and white octopi, so for our freshmen favors we gave red and white pin cushions in the shape of a small octopus. Our fall outfits are ready and they are just lovely. The Gamma Xis are wearing suits with burgundy and white houndstooth A-line skirts, solid burgundy, collarless, Vneck jackets, and white matching blouses with A'2:.A monogrammed on them. Now that homecoming is over we are very busy with fall rush and we hope that it will be very successful for us.-SANDY FECICH

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• • • • NEWS LETTERS ALUMNAE CHAPTERS AN DERSON , INDIANA The program committee met during the latter part. of the summer and came out with some very attractive looking program books, and the interior of it proves .we are in for a very busy oncoming year. Program plann~ng committee consisted of Phyllis Wier Norris BY, Manon Truax McLaughlin XX, and Martha Stuckey Glentz~r XX. The overall program theme will be in commemoratwn of Indiana's Sesquicentennial Year ( 1816- 1966). Officers for the coming year are headed by Mary Wilhoit Graves XX. The first meeting of the year will be in October when we will be gathering in from all our busy summer activities to the home of Jean Ann Ketner Huffman XX with Delores Barnes Rinehart as the cohostess. It looks like this will be a meeting of catching up on the latest and having a good time. Looks like we will be needing to whet our appetites for the next three meetings as in November our Founders' Day observance will be preceded by dining out. In December we will entertain our husbands with a buffet dinner or something similar. Plans will be made by the committee in charge, and it will be held in the Glentzer home. December is followed by a tasting party in January. Probably by February we should consider having an expert on dieting, but believe it or not we eat again, as we will be honoring the XX senior actives at Ball State University with a dinner party. Some of our gals were unfortunate in having to spend some time during the summer in the hospital. Martha Stuckey Glentzer and Lola Erne Sparks both had surgery, but we were glad to see them out and at it again. We were all disappointed to see Sally Weales Clyde and her family move to Florida. I'm sure we'll all miss Sally, but we wish her the best and perhaps she'll put some of her good work into an alum chapter down there. Glancing out the window, watching the autumn leaves falling, reminds me of the poet saying- "Ain't God good to Indiana" and this !50th year celebration just makes one a little more conscious of it!-NoRA FuLLER HANSON

BARTLESVILLE, OKLAHOMA The grass grew lush and green this summer but not under the feet of the Bartlesville A :LAs! We kept as busy as those fat little bees that buzz around the honeysuckle vines after splashy afternoon rains . . . and feel much richer for it. Flora Duffendack Sears ZZ was our hostess for a business meeting on June 23. We talked about next year's State Day and lots of other things but mostly about money and ways to make it. Our president, Barbara Sloan Swabb Br and treasurer, Carole Hill Dobbins Br reported on a proposed garage sale to be held later in the summer. After some discussion, we came up with a grand idea to swell our petty cash fund. If we like a dessert or other dish and want the recipe for it, we pay our petty cash ten cent for the privilege of obtaining it from our hostess. Flora, our hostess for the evening, really outdid herself. She made several kinds of cookies plus a lovely Jello-sherbert dessert. It cost a fortune in in dimes, but petty cash sure got fat!

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Food food-how I like to talk about food! On July 28 I had lots of food to talk about. Georgia Potter Clayton EE is one of those modern hos~esses wh? ~as all the conveniences. She can now cook with coals mszde the house and cook with gas in the back yard! Here we go again . . . eating . . . in the green green Sooner Park this time with home-made ice cream and cake. Ida Keefer Br was our hostess and did a marvelous job of rounding up several frosty freezers. Ida admitted that she had been "practicing" her recipe on her family to be sure she had the know-how. On Saturday, September 10, we had our garage sale. Lois Beers Br was kind enough to invite us to use her perfectly located garage for the event and ea~h of. us brought in old "goodies" that we felt we could hve without. There were dishes, clothes, costume jewelry, purses, shoes books-EVERYTHING. When Shirley Loyd Neal Br, Mary Hayner Dalgarn Br, Barbara Sloan Swabb Br Jean Amos Mattox Br, Georgia Potter Clayton EE, and Lois began the task of marking the things the night before it looked like an all night job . .. but we finished by 10 ~ 00. Being the marvellous hostess that she is, Lois refreshed us and sent us on our way so the first shift could arrive bright and early at 7:00 the next morning. The day dawned beautifully and the customers never slowed down until 7:00 that evening. Our sale was a huge success, it was loads of fun, we learned lots about human nature and what does and does not appeal to the average garage-sale-goer, and we made lots of money! Everyone start gathering up those little used items that are taking up room in the corners and closets-we're going to do it again! September 22, our monthly meeting kicked off the fall and winter session of A:LA . Reports were given by State Day committees, financial standings were discussed, and the down-to-earth business of distribution of year books was reported upon. Mrs. Katherine Tinder was a guest for the evening, and she gave a most delightful review of the most charming book, Flop Doodles, Trust & Obey, by Virginia Carter Hudson. Our hostess, Emma Lou Browning Cox Br, served her delicious strawberry cake dessert, and each of us went home refreshed in mind and body thankful for things like good books, good friends, and good times in Alpha Sigma Alpha.-JEAN MATTOX

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Charlie Adams retired from her teaching duties on June 30 and is planning a new career in which she will be taking orders instead of giving them. Kay Barclay became "interior decorator" of the parsonage while husband J ohn, pastor of the Morgan Memorial Church of all Nations in Boston, got in a bit of deepsea fishing while serving as pastor of the Maine Seacoast Mission in J uly. Jean Barbarick traveled to Scandinavia, visited her mother's birthplace in Sweden and cruised along the wonderful Norwegian Fjords. We' ll travel with her at the first meeting by means of those excellent slides she takes.

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RLtired D orothy Currier spent a leisurely summer in Hallowell, Maine, with a trip now and then to Boston. We hope to see her more frequently during the coming season. Bill and Ellen D a ly had a wonderful and restful sojourn on Cape Cod. Ruth Fletcher was chosen by our International H onor Society, D elta Kappa Gamma, as delegate from Lambda chapter to attend the In ternational Convention at Cleveland, Ohio. L eona Fredericks and her mother entertained us with a backyard party in June. At this meeting we conferred the Mother-Patroness degree on Mrs. Fredericks and Mrs. Smith, mother of Frances Smith Phelan, for their many services to our chapter. Bernice Galloway keeps busy in more ways than one can count, including gardening and flower arranging for which she has received many awards. Charlotte Hadley spends much time in York Harbor, Maine, in the fasci nating pastime of remodeling a lovely old house. Florence Haley has been recovering slowing but surely from her serious illness of last year and was able to have a real vacation at Hampton, N ew Hampshire, adding to the pleasure of retirement.

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA On a very rainy, miserable Saturday, October the first, seventeen stalwart a lumnae met at the home of Alice Hart Beaver KK for a fall luncheon. We had not been together for a meeting since June when Anne Slifer KK had entertained us at her niece's home in Gettysburg, Pa. Her home is an interesting restored colonial farm house with a marker in the front lawn stating that George Washington had been a visitor there. T o get back to our luncheon at Alice Beaver's home, we were happy to have Barbara Viii Holcombe and Sue R othman among the younger a lumnae attending. June Smith KK, we hear, had an interesting trip to Russia this summer and is now getting settled in her new apartment. Bes t wishes to Marion Gladfelter Gotwalt's KK husband who is recu perating after a series of operations. Peg Brenholtz Gohn KK and Anne Slifer KK came down to Lebanon from Williamsport an d it was a delight to have them stay the weekend, renewing happy days in "old Broad St." You Central Pennsylvanians d on't know what you are missing-come to our meetings, only four a year. Next one will be in D ecember.-ALICE HART BEAVER KK

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Bill and Ellen Daley are taking well-filled Christmas stockings to the Fernald School for Retarded Children.

Emeline Heath is having fun with her little house, a lmost finished now, in Bethel, Maine. Edith Lundquist is a busy baby-sitter for her lively grandchildren, going from one coast to another. Speaking of coasts, Ethel Birrell Ramsd en spent part of the summer on the New Brunswick Island of Grand Manan, then flew to Seattle for the rest of the time. Salile Newton, twice AL.A Convention pianist, wa > married in June. Several alumnae attended the wedd ing. Frances Phelan went camping in the dense Maine woods with her lively family. Ingeborg Swenson visited Sweden and Denmark. We Alpha Sigs get around, don't we? K ay Barclay received an honor just before the close of the spring season; she was elected for a three year term to the Board of Directors of the Boston University Women's Council representing Alpha Sigma Alpha. She is also co-chairman of the Project Committee for the Beta Upsilon sorority house board. Our group held its first meeting and elected officers on October 8. Meanwhile, I am signing off for the last time as-CHARLOTTE LOUISE ADAMS

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The Chicago a lums were happy to accept the invi tation of Mary Weinberg H ohe BK to hold their first meeting of the fall season at her h ome in LaGrange, Illinois, on September 17. Although Mary has been a member of long standing of the Chicago group, we do not see her as often as we would like as she li ves an extremely busy life with her daughter, Sarah, age 7, and her husband, H ank, a coach, besides carrying a heavy teaching schedule of her own. She chose this time to entertain us because for many years we had been the guests of the late J eanne Willett Ramsey AB for our September meeting, and Mary was kind enough to step into the open date. After an especiall y delicious luncheon we had a tour of Mary's recently remodeled home, which certainl y reflects her own charming personality. After discussing the summer ac tivities of a ll the members, both absent a nd present, a business meeting was held in which plans for the coming year were formu lated. Betty Grigsby Foyer AB wi ll entertain us in October at the home of her daughter, J ean Foyer Jones, in Elk Grove Village.

Lynn Yaeger, Illinois State Day chairman, with Rose Marie Fellin, National Treasurer, at left, and Mary C. Goeke, National Presid ent and speaker, at right.

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We are looking forward to attending a Founders' Day meeting with the other Chicago chapters in November, and the annual Christmas party will be held in December at the home of Bess Wallwork Peterson BN . Betty Phillips Hall AB is looking forward to a very busy year as she will act as our representative in the Chicago Panhellenic Association in addition to substitute teaching in the Park Ridge schools.-DoROTHY MASTERS

CHICAGO-SOUTH SUBURBAN The Drury Lane Theatre was the scene of our traditional summer outing. Husbands, escorts, and members thoroughly enjoyed the excellent meal as well as the production of "Mary, Mary" starring Julia Meade. Our first meeting of the year was held at the home of Mary Beth Cooley BK. Again this year, our group voted to sell all-occasion and Christmas paper to raise money for "our project," The Calumet City School for Exceptional Children. O ctober found our group at the home of Betty Hilton Daniels BE, our president. We were pleased that three prospective members were able to attend: Cathy Breen Majeske BP, Karen Anderson Fry BK, Helen Diehl Vaughn Bn. Members will be collecting all available articles to contribute to a garage sale which will be held October 21 and 22. Proceeds will be given to help mentally retarded children in Chicago.-MARY Ton BROWN

CHICAGO-WEST SUBURBAN The West Suburban Alpha Sigs met again this September after a seemingly fast summer. Nancy Cepuder Reagan BP, presided with Pat Zelinka Tighe BP , and Sandy Jarzombic Sartore BP as hostesses. This meeting was a get-acquainted meeting as we were fortunate to have with. us Carol Lopac Peitras, J oan Guarise Osbore, S~aron N1chols Garney BP, Pat Benes BK, and J oan Fust. Our October meeting was hostessed by Fran Stellmach Ducey BP, and Cathy Carraro Sedlacek BK who provided delightful Halloween decorations. We initiated into alum status several girls who had not had that privilege in college. This meeting was our first money-making project, a silent auction. Someone's white elephant became another's treasure. November will be our annual cookie party. Audrey Herbert Gedart BP consented to demonstrate and assist us in making a lovely Christmas decoration. Hostesses will be Sue Henderson King BK and Valentine Husak

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Anyone interested in becoming a member please contact Nancy R eagan, 436 Turner, Glen Ellyn 858-1324 or Pat Tighe, 1119 Bellwood, Bellwood, 111.,' 544-0290. We're especially interested in some of you Loyola graduates. Won't you please join us?- NANCY R EAGAN

CINCINNATI, OHIO We of Cincinnati alumnae had our first meeting August 26 at the home of Peggy Whitley Hawley. It was a "~ri~g yo~r sandwich" lunch, with dessert served by The Cmc~nnab Gas and Electricity Company, who gave a co.okmg demonstration on how to use our electrical ap?hances: We heard the plans for the coming year, and 1t prom1ses to be a very interesting and enjoyable one.

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At present we are busy making plans for our annual card party at The Pepsi-Cola Auditorium October 14. Proceeds will go for a new project-helping an innercity girl scout group and giving toward a new home for retarded children which is being built in Hamilton County. In August we were proud to have our National President and member of our local chapter, Miss Mary Goeke, serve as Moderator of the Cinncinnati Panhellenic information party for the college-bound girls.-EvELYN LONG

DAYTON, OHIO Dayton Alpha Sigs met for lunch at the King Cole restaurant on September 10. This was our first meeting of the year. Madeline Knost, our new president, presided over the meeting. Plans for the year were discussed. Tentative arrangements were made for a luncheon meeting to be held with the Miami and Cincinnati chapters in November. A committee was appointed to formulate plans for the 1967 State Day. We are the hostess chapter for this affair which is held annually in Columbus. Helen Swart is chairman of the committee which includes Beverly Ayles, Carol Sowder, Carolyn Finch and Ruth Snouffer. As a financial boost to our treasury the chapter held a "recipe exchange" at the time of our October meeting. Members exchanged favorite recipes and donated a sum to the treasury for each transaction. Plans were also discussed for a garage sale. This meeting was held in the home of Thelma Brown. Alpha Sigma Alpha was a participant in the Dayton Panhellenic tea and fashion show for interested collegebound girls. This has become an annual affair and is always held a few weeks before the beginning of school. Each sorority provides a model for the occasion.-MARTHA SMELKER

DE KALB, ILLINOIS The first meeting of the fall was held recently at the home of Mary Vollman Clark BP. Past and future activities of the D eKalb alums were discussed. Two new members were welcomed. They were Anne Schluter BP and Judy J ordon Hendry BP. It was announced that Phyllis Holowell Barker BY received her doctorate at Northern Illinois University in August. She is now a member of the faculty at Indiana University. Although we will all miss her, we wish her well in her new position. Mary Clark and Sharon Lamb Rosenow BP will serve as advisers for the Beta Rho chapter at Northern Illinois University and have been busy this summer attending various meetings of importance to the active chapter. Another alum, Mary Rankin Diedrich BP, will serve as faculty adviser to the Beta Rho chapter. She is associated with the Department of Nursing Education. Our project for the coming year was suggested by Anne Schluter, a teacher at the Dixon State School for the Mentally Retarded. We will collect old clothing for the residents and prepare classroom materials for use at the school. It is our hope that we can again be of assistance to the Beta Rhos and we are looking forward to a close association with them. It was announced that our next meeting will be held at the home of Sharon Rosenow.-MARY Lou ScHAEFFER

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DENVER, COLORADO "Alumnae Roundup" was the name of the D enver alum summer party held in the attractive yard of our charming hostess, Dorothy Hughes Johnson. There were some thirty members present to enjoy the delicious brunch served by the hostess and her committee, Patty Molm, Madelyn Troutman, Polly Schlosser, and Grace Davies. There was much chit-chat, an important business meeting, and disclosure of plans for the coming events of the year. September 12 found us all gathered at the home of Grace Davies for our annual potluck patio party. Japanese lanterns lighted the patio and yard and the weatherman favored us with a pleasant evening. By the time the -l ast guest arrived the table was laden with a great variety of delicious foods which we all enjoyed immensely. Nadean Miller, D orothy J ohnson, and Irene Holland comprised the efficient committee that made the necessary preparations for the event. Look forward to a feature article that will tell you about our Esther Kauffman Gatseos who is president of Denver City Panhellenic this year. We all appreciate the time and effort she is putting forth to carry out the duties of this important office. Our Panhellenic delegates, Betty McEwen and Glenda Norbloom, are working closely with Esther to help make the year a success. Much credit is due them.-GRACE DALBY DAVIES

Virginia Boyer White was the hostess for our final activity before the summer vacation was well underway. She graciously opened her home and swimming pool to our members for an afternoon, and we all spent a leisurely time around the pool planning for the falL The first meeting of the fall activity schedule was a Queen's Way Clothing party and guests were invited. We welcomed a new Ft. Wayne resident and new member to our group, Mrs. Phyllis Hollowell Barker Beta Upsilon. We are looking forward to another ye~r full of work and fun as we continue with the aims of Alpha Sigma Alpha.-j ANE ScUDDER

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI On May 21, 1966, the Kansas City Chapter presented the annual Margaret E. Smith award to Jenifer Davis ZZ. Our first meeting of the year was held September 21 at the home of Sandra Harris Logan ZZ. Serving as co-hostesses were Betty Callahan Harbaugh ZZ and Grace Duren Lindsey ZZ. At this meeting our new directories were distributed by our directory chairman, J eannie Roetto Redmond BL. We discussed plans for our Benefit Card Party to be held in November.-SANDRA HARRIS LOGA N

EMPORIA. KANSAS Our first fall meeting was held September 19 at the chapter house with Adah Wade EE, Bess Weaver Adam EE, and Edna McCullough as hostesses. President Luce Bender Foncannon presided at the business meeting. She announced that the house committee has purchased a new commercial-type stove, a new refrigerator, new lamps for the living room, and that a small love seat and three chairs are to be recovered. We voted to buy new plated silver flat-ware using Betty Crocker coupons. Donations of coupons would be welcome. It was a lso necessary to extend the driveway area and to add gravel to the old part. Our goal for the year is to buy new tables and chairs for the dining room. We will miss Judy Carpenter West EE, who has been the big sister for the college chapter for several years and was active in the alumnae association. She and her husband and little girl have moved away from Emporia. New or returning alumnae who are active again this year are Ellen Martin Post EE and Susie Dozier Sanders EE. Homecoming is Saturday, November 5, and the chapter house will be open to all returning a lumnae. The hostesses for the October meeting will be Mary Ann Keating Law EE and Ellen Martin Post EE.EDNA McCuLLOUGH

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA Our spring activities began with a surprise bridal shower for our president, Jane Coleman XX, at the home of Jan Curts McClead XX. Her gifts consisted of useful household cleaning items. Each gift was accompanied by a tried and true household tip, which even Heloise may not have thought of. J ane became the bride of Mark Graham on June 25, 1966, here in Ft. Wayne. Mrs. Graham continues her role as our路 chapter president for this year.

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JENIFER DAVIS

HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI Hattiesburg alumnae chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha .s erved refreshments for four parties during rush week for Beta Delta chapter at the University of Southern MisSiSSippi. On November 12 we will have a Founders' Day luncheon at the home of Mrs. Mild red Gillis Bailey. On Nevember 17 we will serve coffee in the Panhellenic Room on the University of Southern Mississippi campus for Mrs. Jeane Dixon, the world famous foreteller of the future. Mrs. W. W. Stout wi ll entertain us with a book review at our next meeting which is to be in the home of Sidney Gremillion Allen.- PATSY BuRT HARALSON

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KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN The Kalamazoo alums began a long awaited summer vacation by scheduling an informal Pool Party meeting in June at the home of Merlie Mott Duisterhof B'o/. A ~rood time was had by all with our spirits not at all dampened by the rain which prohibited our using Duisterhof's lovely pool. Besides bringing our formal schedule of activities to a close for the school year, June also saw the climax of our Fun-0-Rama contest. Starting in September of last year fourteen couples entered the Fun-0-Rama game. Each month seven of these couples acted as hosts in their respective homes for the seven other couples. At each home the two couples would play some type of game agreeable to both. A chart of wins and losses was kept by Karen Wykstra Auer B'o/, the game chairman. In June a play-off was scheduled in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. DeGraw. Much to our delight all fourteen couples were able to join in the evening of fun with Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cook winning first prize for the year. Summers are great, but in September at our first fall meeting everyone was most eager to begin a new year in sorority. Our annual White Elephant Sale was conducted after the meeting amid the chatting and exchanging of summer news. Not much money was obtained for the treasury, but several basements acquired a new dust collector. In order to foster a closer relationship with City Panhellenic, it was decided that one monthly meeting per year would be attended by going as a group to a City Panhellenic function. Thu s, our October meeting found us, along with several members of the Beta Psi chapter, at the J ohn F. Kennedy Center for R etarded Children where City Panhellenic had scheduled its monthly meeting and a special program concerning the Center. We were most impressed with this modern new building, and we left with a firm conviction that Alpha Sigma Alpha has a most worthy National Philanthropic project. In November our business meeting was brief in order to allow sufficient time for a planned, formal Founders' Day program. Often in our busy schedule of social events and business affairs we lose sight of many of the most important ideals of our sorority as established by our Founders. This program was an impressive reminder of the oaths we all took so long ago at initiation. After the program the group drove to the home of Miss Nancy Pritchert for an informative demononstration of floral arrangements. The Kalamazoo alums are busy gals but not so busy as to lose interest in the Beta Psi chapter at Western Michigan University. Presently, Joyce Moog Schrader B'o/, Barbara Born Glendening B'o/, Darlene Hill B'o/, and Sylvia Superits Bacon B'o/ are officers in Beta Psi's building corporation and aid the college chapter in its plans for building a new sorority house in Fraternity Village. Nothing would please us more than to see the Beta Psis attain a long desired dream-"an Alpha Sigma Alpha castle painted Red and White."-MARY Lou MEYER D EGRAW

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Almost all of our time for the past four months has been spent working on plans for the Arkansas State Day held October 1. This was our first opportunity to really pull together as a group and the results were very satisfactory.

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Thanks to Freddie J ohnson J olley we have a printed yearbook giving all our activities and meeting places for the coming year. Also listed in our yearbook are names and addresses for every alum in Little R ock. Scheduled programs for the coming year are: interior decorating, Merle Norman products, flower arranging, and a charm class. We are happy to welcome new graduating members to our ever growing alumnae group: Susan R eed, Jane Stallings, Wandeana Borgard Wilburn, Carolyn Wiley are all 1966 graduates of Arkansas State T eachers College, Beta Lambda chapter. Mrs. Lillian Gaston will serve as treasurer of Panhellenic for this year. Judy Matthews Trowell, Alpha Sigma Alpha National Membership Director, assisted at rush activities at Arkansas State Teachers College for freshmen women. It has been marvelous having Judy with our alumnae group this year. It serves to keep us in very close contact with our National Officers. We now have two bridge groups meeting once a month. This is a marvelous way for our girls to meet socially and can often get a new member interested in our group meetings. We owe Sherry J ones Gibson a special thanks for organizing our second club.-MARTY SHIVEY

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY The Louisville alumnae chapter held its organizational meeting on June 26, 1966. This was the first meeting and officers were elected. In attendance were J oni Benson J ones BN, Mary Lamie, J enny Steigner BN, Judy Foster BN, Barbara McHatton Stivers BN, Lucy Yarborough BN, Catherine Hewit BN, R eba Hill, Mary Hiltz, Sharon MeNeal BN and Edith Shafer. The next meeting is planned for October. Our chapter hopes to get a money-making project under way by that time. There are still many Alpha Sig a lumnae in this area that we are trying to contact. Prospects look very good, however, as we feel our first meeting was well attended; and we were certainly happy to renew old acquantances. - Juov FosTER

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN Blue Spring Lake was the setting for our summer outing in July at the cottage of Evangeline Emerson. In spite of inclement weather it was, as always, an enjoyable day for everyone . Our September meeting held at the home of Muriel Goulet Treutelaar rE was truly an outstanding one . Mr. James Biermann, teacher-counsellor in the Milwaukee public school system, gave a superb slide talk on the subject, "Habilita tion of the Mentally Retarded in the Milwaukee Public Schools." His work deals with developing occupational skills of older mentally retarded students. Later during the business portion of the meeting, it was announced that the 1966 recipient of the Wilma Wilson Sharp award is none other than our dear Loraine H entschel rE . Our affectionate and proud congratulations to L oraine on receiving this very special honor. A wig "showing" will be the program at the October meeting at Patricia F oldvary Zimplemann's rE when Mrs. Lucille Revier of a local wig salon will style a wig for two willing "volunteers" from the group.

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November brings us to F ounders' D ay, and Ca rol Cutter IE and Ann Wollenberg IE are co-chairman in charge of plans for the event which we look forward to as the highlight of ou r fall season.-PATRICIA FOLDVARY ZIMPELMANN

MUNCIE, INDIANA Last May we met to make paint smocks using a man's white shirt. T hese smocks were given to the Whitley Community C enter in Muncie. We had a picnic in J une at the home of Marlene L ipman Colvin XX. We entertained the Chi Chi girls that were on campus for summer school with a cookout. Everyone had an enjoyable time. Our September meeting was held a t M a rlene Colvin's home. We held the install ation of new offi cers and made pla ns for the mee tings of the coming yea r. At the O ctober meeting, held a t th e home of Velma Haines T hresher XX, we had an au ction consisting of "goodies" made by everyone. The proceeds were given to the M ental H ea lth Association Christmas Fund. We a lso welcomed a new member, Cha rlotte N ehring J a neczko B<l>. Charlotte gradua ted from Stout State Un iversity in M enomonie, Wisco nsin . She and her husband are living in Muncie, and Cha rl otte tea ches home economics at Kuhner J unior High School. In N ovember we will be having two mee tings. At the first mee ting we pla n to sha re Christmas decora ting ideas. We will m ee t for a second time in the sui te to share F ounders' Day with Chi Chi chap te r. We are all very proud of N a ncy F ickle Dickso n XX . She is writing the T eacher's Gu ide to accompa ny the Linguistics T extbook, grades 3 a nd 4, for the American Book .Compa ny. We haven' t see n too mu ch of N a ncy lately, but we a ll know how busy she ha s been a nd wha t an honor this is for her. -ANN SIEGMA NN Bu RGESS

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA After summer vaca tions were over, we ga thered for a luncheo n at V a l-Gene's and then la ter we nt to D orothy R awe Gilgers 116. home for a business mee ting. O ur program for the year was discussed , a nd we are looking forward to a most interesting and varied age nda. Please let us know if you are in our a rea, we wou ld love to have you join our alumnae group. -DOROTHY R AWE GILGER

OMAHA, NEBRASKA Wigs and m ore wigs were the highlight of our fa ll luncheon which got our grou p off to a new a nd busy year. Our luncheon was held on September I 0 a t the Prime Rib a nd our guest speaker, who is a well know n hair stylist in Omaha, spoke to us on wigs a nd used a co11ple of our members a s m odels. We a ll ha d a most enjoyable session. D uring September we helped the Ga mm a Alpha chapter a t C reighton University on two of thei r ru sh parties. Both were successful a nd we alums, a long with the members, we re quite p leased with the new pledges. We have severa l events in the near futu re . On O ctober 29 our bridge group will have a steak fry a t the home of our president, Mrs. H erman Guen ther I A . Our next event will be our F ounders' D ay dinner on N ove mber 15. In early D ecember we will have our ann ual C hristmas Pa rty. Mrs. J ohn H a lbur lA , who is the cha irma n, is prese ntly ma king plans for this future ge t-toge ther. Our three g roups-bridge, reading, a nd knitti ng- a re beginning to mee t regula rly again .- IR ENE BoRMA N

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA-BUX-MONT NORTHERN VIRGINIA Pa t Gree ne L ong AA was hos tess for our first fall m ee ting presided ove r b y our new president, M oll y K ennette C osby BE. E ach member, M a rth a Duke Britt BE, Gerry Spence r Fricke I E, N a ncy T alma n Potts BE, Barbara Price B l , Ginge r Blair Ralph BE and Judy Kuhl Zink AI, brought a delicious casserole, sa lad or d essert for the cove red-dish meal. We we re very happy to welcome three rece nt gradua tes from Beta I ota, Suzanne Cover, Vicky Sigmon and Babs T omlinson. We a re a lso delighted to mee t a nd welcome Pa t T a lla Ellis BX from Arizona. Pat's husband works on th e Navaj o Indian R eservation, and a fter hearing about her interesting life on th e reserva tion, we persua ded Pa t to give us a resume of India n life a nd culture. We proceeded to explain to our new memb ers a bout H oll y H all, our phila nth ropic project, whi ch is a homeschool situation for reta rded chi ldren. R ece nt ta lks with Holl y H a ll's direc tor disclosed the sch ool's need for bean bags, paint shirts, and personal hygiene bags for the children. Therefore a t our next m ee ting a t Judy Zink's h ome, we wi ll have a sewing session a nd make the needed items. The next few m onths will be busy ones as we ha ve once again decided to sell Christma s cards to ra ise money for H olly H a ll. We are a lso beginning to p la n for our annual Christmas party complete with Sa nta visiting H oll y HalL- GERRY SPENCER FRICKE

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The Bux-Mont alum group is bac k in full swing after a wo nd erful, busy summer. O ur fi rst even t of the new season was a lu ncheon-fas hion show a t th e Casa Conti R esta ura n t in Glensid e, Pennsylva ni a, in Septe mbe r. After a delicious mea l we were trea ted to a " fashion show" in which the fashions were home-grown vari eti es of d ress, such as a "24 carat gold dress" ( trimmed with 24 carro ts), " plunging necklines" (with the a id of th e plumber's best fri end ) , a nd so on. It turned ou t to be a n a fte rn oon of good fun a nd fe llowship. Other major socia l eve nts for th e year incl ude our a nnu al di nner-dance in Feb ru ar y a nd a th ea ter pa rty in M ay. Both of th ese even ts are held for the benefit of c ur ph ila nth ropic projects in th e a rea. The chapter con tinues to lend its active suppo rt to our boys in the Fa llsington Cottage a t the Eas tern Sta te School a nd H ospital for emotiona ll y distu rbed ch ildren. Their cottage is a lmos t compl etely furni shed now, a nd we a re a lways on the lookou t for wa ys to help th ese boys. We a lso made a ge nerous cont ri bution to th e Institute for th e Achievement of Huma n Pote nti al this yea r in th e na me of our beloved Cha rlot tee Fischer, who was killed las t spring in a n automobile acci dent. Anoth er continuing p roject is our a nnu a l sale of Christmas cards and wrappings. This year we have a dded decora ti ve holiday ca nd les a nd cocktail napkin s to our wa res in order to ra ise money for our g roup's activities. There is a lways someth ing to keep us busy.- F LORIANA M AN â&#x20AC;˘o BLOS S

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIADELAWARE VALLEY The first meeting of the year of the Delaware Valley alumnae chapter was a luncheon at the Wild Goose T ea Room in Wawa, Pa., on October 1. Helen L. Corey KK spoke to the group about the new Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters and the Convention to be held next July in St. Louis, Mo. Those who waded through the heavy rain that day had an en joyable and informative afternoon with Helen who is always very enthusiastic about Alpha activities. A meeting of the officers was held at the home of Christine Carew Townsend NN to discuss plans for this year. Jim Townsend once again delighted the girls by serving some of his delicious home-made pizza! Future activities for the year include a couple of evening meeting with guest speakers, a Saturday afternoon luncheon and workshop, and the annual "Pot Luck" Dinner which includes the husbands.-DORIS RowAN FALIN

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA The Richmond alums were very busy during the summer months with their families, but we did keep in touch with each other and had a lovely party at the home of Margaret Deacon Austin BE in July. The Richmond Panhellenic Association, with which we are affil iated, had its annual luncheon for members in September at Willow Oaks Country Club; and, as always, this was a most enjoyable affair. We have hopes for a very active year and wi ll be making an all-out effort to get more of our local AZ.As interested in alumnae work and fun. Our present plans include a card party in October, the Founders' Day banquet in November, and a Christmas party in December for our husbands and friends.- JUDY PoLLARD HAwTHORNE

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK As I write about news from Roch ester, the season has not yet gotten underway, but we know we will have a busy schedule ahead of us. Just received one of President Mary Mentesana Stevenson's nice newsletters telling ab out our immediate plans. Our first meeting will be held October 13 at the attractive home of Phyllis Early Coleman BE . Co-chairman Betty Plaster Laubenstein n n and Shirley Baker expect to have the 19661967 alumnae program all ready to give us that night. Mary has advised us to save some dates now though. A special one is November 14 when the Rochester City Panhellenic Association plans an open meeting at the R. I. T. Gym. They will have a panel discussion on Panhellen:c activities on the college campus where there are now two national sororities. Our own Cama Iota chapter of AZ.A is one of them! On December 8 our alumnae chapter will have a festive Christmas dinner at Locust Hill Country Club with Marguerite Talbot Keating BZ as our gracious hostess. We have one major undertaking ahead of us which shou ld prove both interesting and rewarding. Very soon we shall form a housing corporation for the AZ.A sorority house on the new R. I. T . Campus. We expect to help furnish Gamma I ota's "sorority center." In the next issue we shall report further on this exciting new venture. -JANE T ERRY WIDGER

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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI The St. Louis group had a fall reunion at a tea in September at the home of Carol Jean Trunnel C onkin AB. Carol J ean was assisted by Mary Jean Wilson Nettle AB and Marilyn Glaser Collins AB. It was a pleasure to welcome back D orothy Nixon Ahner AB who has returned to live in this area. We all missed Betty Dodson Carpenter II who has retired as a teacher at the Missouri School for the Blind and is now living in LaPlata, Missouri. Meetings just won't be quite the same without Betty who has been so active in our chapter and so faithful in attendance. We hope she will be back to visit us. This is going to be a very busy year for the St. L ouis Alpha Sigs. We all are excited about having the National Convention right here at the Chase-Park Plaza next June. Plans and projects for this even t are already underway. Phyllis Pollitt Urberger AB and Lonna McComas Hendren AB prepared our new yearbooks which were distributed at the tea. We enj oyed leafing through them to see what programs we have in store for us this year. At our next meeting at the home of Bonnie Payne Koenemann ZZ we will be working on articles for the Friends of the Retarded to sell at their bazaar in D ecember. Some of our Alpha Sigs will be on hand t o work at the bazaar too. Others have volunteered their services as chauffeurs for rush parties at Washington University. Our Panhellenic representatives, Judy D eMasters Winter ZZ and June Lorenson Londeen EE will be hostesses at the next meeting of the association.-MARJE MoRELAND WoRTH

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA Geraldine Rundell Doyle BB and her husband, John, were hostess and host to members of the San Bernardino alumnae chapter and their escorts at a mid-summer dinner-dance at the Elk's Club. A delightful evening was enjoyed by all who were present. Our fall season opened w ith a luncheon meeting at The Dunes restaurant in Riverside with Pat Tralle McDowell presiding. Plans were made to join the L os Angeles a lumnae for the Founders' Day celebration . Violet R anallo Neuman BP told us of her work as a teacher with trainable hard-core welfare recepients under the Adult Basic Education plan of the Poverty Program. We were very p leased to have Linda Worner Kellum BK make the trip for Victorville to join us for the luncheon. -GLADYS LUDLAM ANDERSON

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA The San Diego alumnae chapter met at the h ome of Barbara Tripp Friend A in September to welcome in a new season of fun and activities, and to usher in our newly elected officers h eaded by president, Shirley Cloud Rowley PX. We welcomed Anne Will PX back to our chapter. She has spent several years in Arizona and San Francisco. Ellen Fane Sturdivant n n h as spent her summer working on the head start program in this area. Plans are under way for our annual get-together h onoring our Founders on November 15.-]ACKIE WISHERD

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SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY In May the alums held a bowling party for the members and their husbands. A good time was had by all. On June 25 Iota Alpha Pi sponsored a Panhellenic luncheon in Atlantic City. Nancy Gingrich Riti KK, our president, attended as the Alpha Sigma Alpha representative. All of us had a very busy summer, and we are now looking forward to getting back into the swing of alumnae activities.-ELEANOR CoMER DILKS

TERRE HAUTE, INOIANA "THE GAY NINETYS" was the theme for this year' s State D ay by the alumnae and active chapters of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority at Indiana State University. The State Day was held May 14, 1966, at Tirey Memorial Union Building, Indiana State University. Cochairmen for the event were Mrs. Leland Sutherland from the alumnae chapter and Miss Patricia Dubie of Beta Upsilon chapter. Registration and coffee hour opened the day's activities. Registering alumnae chapters included those from Anderson, Elkhart-Goshen, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Muncie, and also groups representing the Kentucky-Indiana chapter as well as those from Chicago and Ohio areas. Chi Chi chapter from Ball State University at Muncie was also represented. We were pleased to have with us Helen Brown Smith of Ohio. Mrs. Fred ]. Trowell, National Membership Director, was the featured speaker. Interesting skits and music related to the general theme was a part of the entertainment. In May we had our annual picnic at the country home of Kermit Cochran at which time the seniors from Indiana State University were our guests. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Perrin and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Andrew served us a delightful breakfast in June at the Perrin home. We shared a wonderful morning together in the lovely home and formal gardens . Mrs. Perrin shared some of her exciting experiences of her world travels. A pot luck dinner and informal get-together was enjoyed by the members at the home of Mrs. Mary Fran Wiley with Elsie Veit AA assisting hostess. Mrs. Rosemary C onaway was also on the serving committee. The program of the year was planned at this meeting. Members of the alumnae group attended the Annual H omecoming Luncheon of Indiana State University on Saturday October 8 in the Teakwood Room of H enri 's Restaurant. At the time the a lumnae presented a gift for the sorority suite at Indiana State University in honor of the senio; girls. Miss Lois Busart of the Beta Upsilon chapter welcomed the guests. Miss Michelle Kovach, social chairman, extended an invitation to those present to attend Open House at the suite during the afternoon. On October 20 the group met at Weberg's Furniture where Mr. Charles Kenneth Miller conducted a tour and lecture concerning Contemporary Trends. After the tour we went to the home of Mrs. John Conaway where dessert was served. Mrs. Virginian Rudisell was assistant hostess.-MARY FRAN WILEY

TOLEDO, OHIO The Toledo a lumnae chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha enjoyed a busy summer. It started with the June meeting at the home of Dorothy Brewster Cummins. After

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our business meeting, we surprised Mary Helen Stoltenberg with a bridal shower. She married Gerald Evans Masters in August. The July salad Pot-luck luncheon at Helen Klag Osmun's home was most happy as on this day three of the members from the Adrian college chapter were able to JOin us. These delightful girls are Marsha Ri chards, Sandy Wilson and Carol Segert. The girls enjoyed the games and musical entertainment furnished by our hostess, and we enjoyed exchanging ideas with them. August 24, at Harriet Harper's home in Napoleon, Ohio, we held another pot-luck luncheon. It is always a pleasure to visit the Harpers and see the progress of their hobbies. Her pleasure is water color painting and jewelry-making and her husband's is photography and woodworking. Several of the girls and their advisers from Adrian College were able to be with us. They were Jane Brasiola, Caroline Krabill, Dianne Elling, Nancy Glasco, J eanne Haskins and Marsha Richards. Grace Fultz Haworth, the new president of the Toledo Panhellenic Council, has all of the Panhellenic committees assigned and the yearbook will be ready for distribution at the first meeting. Helen Bennet Pauly, new president of the Toledo alumnae chapter, called the members of the group to the first fall meeting on September 26 . They gathered at the home of Clara Kuney in Perrysburg, Ohio. The members continued discussion on the philanthropic project, that of helping the retarded children's school here in Toledo. Some of our members went traveling this summer. Grace Fultz Haworth and Helen Robinson Cook spent time throughout the West. Helen Osmun, who traveled in Europe, sent a story to the Toledo Blade, our local newspaper, as an entry in the travel story contest, "Wish You Were Here." The story, "R othenburg, the Walled City of Germany,"-won first prize !- DoROTHY CuMMINs

TRI-CITY, FLORIDA The Tri-City alumnae chapter of A"LA was hosted by Tampa's Causeway Inn for our September 24 luncheon meeting with 18 members present. Five of those were new members. The adage, "Make new friends but keep the old . . . etc." could easily have been the theme of this seco nd formal meeting (I say formal meeting because if telephone meetings could be counted we've been mee ting informally all summer) as some very unexpec ted old fri ends were found. Ruth Heller Whittaker BE m et "!-was-a-freshman-when-you-were-a-senior" A2.A sister Catherine Clodfelter Patrick BE, and Janet Millman Walls PX found her past faculty adviser, Dr. Eleanor Koehl Cornett PX. Dr. Cornett is currently teaching mathematics at the University of South Florida. Of course many of our members had kept in touch with one another but these were unexpec ted "old friends". Wanda ]. Calhoun BN was one of our five "new friends". Wanda had not even received the invitation to the first meeting as her mail didn't catch up with her. She has spent the past year in the Far East as a Library Consultant for the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. She helped set up modern library systems in the universities of five Asian countries. Home now, Wanda is head librarian at Florida Presbyterian C ollege in St. Petersburg. Another "new-old" friend was Eleanor Smith Thomas KK. She drove 80 miles from Orlando to have lunch with us, and she promises to come to every meeting and even bring several A2.As from her area.

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The Tri-City chapter includes the Bay City, Midland, and Saginaw area. We wi ll be looking for even more alumnae at our corning meetings. In October we will be working on philanthropic projects for the mentally retarded in our area. We are looking forward to wonderful years ahead in our Tri-City a lumnae chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha.BER NICE BAUR

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Norma Nyce Heberling KK, presid e nt of the newly formed Tri-City chapter for Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa, Florida, presides at th e luncheon meeting with Dr. Eleanor Koehl Cornett PX, at left, and Ethel Barrett Cousins KK, at right.

Wome n don' t usu ally talk about their ages and mos t of us in the Tri-City chapter fall into the a-little-more or a-little-less age group, but I think we can claim the widest year span of a ny AL.A chapter. We have D oro thy DeBolt Willauer rH who is one year out of college and Mary R. Grubbs AB, J anette Howell Guy AB, and Frances Miller EE all of whom are celebrating 50 year memberships in AL.A this fall. The main order of business was our own birth pangs, th e busy business of getting started. Our next scheduled mee ting wi ll be in November when we plan a Founders' Day Program, and Wanda will show her slides from the Far East.- jA NET MILLMA N WALLS

Once again greetings to all our AL.A sisters. Having just returned from a beautiful Sunday afternoon drive th rough the woods and gardens and seeing autumn in all its splendor, it makes one grateful for our senses and to be a live. With our vacations safely over, we are inspired to join all the other chapters in having a truly great and successful year. Twenty-seven enthusiastic Tulsa a lums met September 26 in the lovely new horne of Jackie Phillips Carson HH for a salad supper. What a gorgeous array of salads! Helen Hooper Malone Br and Nadine Hirni Park HH were co-hostesses. Dawna Knight Shurtleff Br, our new president, is emphasizing growth in membership for 1966-77 and has set 35 as our goal. I have a feeling we will make it. We were happy to welcome two new members, Anita R obards Br and LaNell Lynn Boese HH, a lso the return of Maureen Camblin Gebetsberger Br of Sapulpa. Linda Manley and Pat Fei drove over after classes to represent the college chapter at Tahlequah. We enjoyed having them and hope more come for Founders' D ay. Again the husbands and wife party in August at the home of Bruce and Caroline Bigelou Btl was a great success with 26 present. Dinner was served on the patio and Dubs Bridge was the game. Our sincere sympathy goes to D oris J ohnson Hill Br in the loss of her brother and cousin in the service in Vietnarn.--LoRA PATTERSON SIPES

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Ethel Barrett Cousins KK and Norma Nyce Heberling KK welcome members to the second meeting of the Tri-City alumnae meeting held at Causeway Inn in Tampa.

TRI-CITY, MICHIGAN The Tri-City a lumnae chapter officially began its first season of organization on September 20, 1966, when it met at the horne of J oanne D eitz Manshurn Be in Saginaw, Michigan. Mrs. Pearl Osgood of the Sylvia Burden Story League was the guest speaker. We all enjoyed the stories she told. It was fun getting reacquainted and also meeting new alumnae.

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The Washington alums will hold their first meeting in O ctober at the Capitol Hill apartment of Jane Paetow AA, our new president, and Elizabeth Benson AA, our new secretary and treasurer. It will be with much sadness as this wi ll be our first mee ting without our oldest and dearest member, Georgea nna Newby Page A. She died July 20, 1966. Georgea nna was welcomed into Alpha Sigma Alpha as one of the very first pledges by our beloved Founders at Farmville, Virginia. Through her we all felt a closer tie to our sorority. We wi ll all miss her very much. Barbara Ripp AA, our former editor, is attendi ng the University of D enver this year working toward her Master's D egree in Library Science. Susan Landis Berman AA has accompanied her husband D avid to Tempe, Arizona, where he is teaching at Arizona State University. We are looking forward to learning the summer activities of our members and especially hearing abou t Alice Larkin Craig's Llll travel experiences in Europe this summer. She and H arold were detained on their first attempt when the British seamen went on strike but fortunately were able to go later when travel arrangements could be made. It's always nice to begin a new year-to renew old friendships, and hopefully welcome new members into the group and to accomplish new projects for Alpha Sigma Alpha.-MARTHA GREEN DrMOND

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DIRECTORY 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 Hamiet Watson), (deceased) NATIONAL COUNCIL President Emerita-Mrs. Fred M. Sharp (Wilma Wilson), 1405 Hardy, Independence, Mo. 64o53. 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, kla. 74114. Secretary-Mrs. Joe H. Brewer (Viola Caraway), 6214 It Murdock, Wichita, Kan.

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Treasurer-Miss Rose Marie Fellin, 1001 E. Harrison, Springfield, Mo. 65804 Extension Director-Mrs. Harold C. Brown (Marie Scanlan), 60924 Exeter Ct., South Bend, Indiana 46614

Membership Director-Mrs. Fred J. Trowell, Jr. (Judy Matthews), 1818 Magnolia, North tittle Rock, Ark. 72114 Alumnae Director-Mrs. John H . Allen (Sidney Gremillion), 1206 Carter Dr., Hattiesburg, Miss. 39401 Editor-Mrs. Stewart W. Koenemann (Bonnie Payne), 1230 Hoyt Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63137 Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters1201 East Walnut, Springfield, Missouri 65802

NATIONAL CHAIRMEN Al:.A Store Chairman-Mrs. A. Howard Hall (Betty Phillips), 342-D Higgins Rd., Park Ridge, Ill. 60068 Alumnae Editor-Mrs. Gary Hendren (Lonna McComas), 2247 Murray Forest Dr., Hazelwood, Mo. 63042 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 Tree Rd., Needham, Mass. 02192 College Edi:tor-Mrs. Lewis J. Maddex (Barbara Kerls), 28 S. Dellwood, St. Louis, Mo. 63135

Constitution-Mrs.

R.

St':fhen Fountaine St., Sewickley,

~~:Jsl~eters), 234 Broa

Convention-Miss Helen L. Corey, 6310 Sherwood Rd ., Philadelphia, Penna. 19151 Fellowship and Philanthropic-Mrs. John H. Allen (Sidney Gremilli'!~?~ 1206 Carter Dr., Hattiesburg, Miss. ~1 Historia~V-Mrs. Kendall F. Bone (Shirley Pallato), 3263 Vinmer Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45238 Housing-Miss Mary C. Goeke, 1413 Oak Knoll Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45224 Magazine-Mrs. Allan E. King (Sue Ann Henderson), 3109 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn, Ill. 60402 Ritual-Mrs. Donald D. Olson (Pauline Smith), 207 Terrace Pl., Terrace Park, Ohio 45174 Rush-Mrs. Robert F. Redmond III (Jeannie ~zgo), 6408 Nail Ave., Mission, Kan.

Scholarship-Mrs. William B. Niemeyer (Anne Petree), Box 54, R. 2, Loveland, Ohio 45140

NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE Alpha Sigma Alpha Delegate-Mrs. Geor11e I. Malone, Jr. (Helen Hooper), 2614 S. Vandalia, Tulsa, Okla. 74114

Asa phoenix vol 52 no 2 winter 1966  
Asa phoenix vol 52 no 2 winter 1966  
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