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THE ANCHOR CJJecember, 1930

WrsHING even; A lp ha c)igma ?!Jau a merry C!Jhristmas and a h ap p!) 9Ve w C): ear! ~CJrfa y t h e fut u re hold an abundance of prosperty with health anu h ap piness forev er smiling through . ADA







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Published twice yearly by th e Alpha Sigma T au Sorority

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Direc tor y Just Anythin g


Address Giv en b y Miss Mabel Lee Walton ..


Ships that Pass




On to the Con ve nt ion .




Co -operation


Alpha C hapter


Delta Chapte r


Et?. C hapter


Eta Alumn ae Chapter .



Iota C hapter Lambda Chapter Nu C hapter


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... Chairman

8oo Madison Ave., S. E., Grand Rapid s, Mich . MRs. 0RLEY SEE, D . S. E . .

. Secretary

48 Wildwood Ave., Piedmont, Calif. MRs. FLORENCE EcKERT, T. S. U. . . .

. Treasurer

513 Ball ard St., Ypsilanti, Mich . M1s AoA A. NoRTON, A. S. T.

. Direc tor of Local Pa n-He ll enics

510 Pearl St. , Ypsilanti, Mich. Miss MABEL LEE \'V' ALTON, S. S. S.

. Director of City P an- Hellenics

Woodstock, Virginia


MISS J\lliNN IE SHOCKLEY, A. A . ... . . Chairman of Elgibility and 709 College Ave., Alva, Okla.

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Nationa l Cou nci l A. E . S. Representative .

. Miss Ada A. Norton

p o P earl St., Ypsilanti, Mich. Pre ident . 392 North St., Buffalo,

. . Miss Luella Chapman Y.

Vice-President and Organizer .

. Miss Edith L. Mansell r 508 Glendale, Detroit, Mich.

Co rres pondin g Secretary

Mrs. Mae H. Ellis

89 Co lfa x, Buffa lo, N. Y. Trea urer

. Mrs. Carrie Washburn Staehle 3048 Harding, Detroit, Mich.

Editor of The Anchor 28 r 8

. Miss Mary Louise Mandrea m azon, Dearborn, fich.

Committees EH' IE E . Ln,,rAN, ScHOLAR





Mrs. Margaret Ash Ev:1ns, 44 3 3 Ashland



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Active Chapters and Secretaries ALPHA-Michigan State Normal . . Ypsilanti, Mich. Doroth y Nelson , 6 I I Pearl , Ypsil anti, Mich . DELTA- State Teachers' College . . Indiana, P a. Marga ret Curran, 52 C lark Hall, I. S. T. C. , Indi ana, L a. ETA-Kent State College . . Kent, Ohio Mildred P yle, 619 S. W ater, Kent , Ohio. IoTA-Kansas State Teachers' College . Emporia , K ansas Miss Inez Boy, r oo 6 Constitution A ve., Emporia , Kansas LAMBDA-Temple University Phil adelphia, P a. M:u y Quinn, 251 E. Hig hland , C hes tnut Hill , Phil adelphia , Pe nn . N u-State Teachers' College . . . Greeley, Colo. Adelaid e Brewer, r6 o 5 J I th A ve., Gree ley, Colo. O MICRON- Co ncord State Teachers' College . . . Athens, West Virginia Lilli an Moses, Concord s. T. c. Pr-Harr is T ea chers' C ollege . . St. Loui s, Mi ssou ri Lilli an Vogt , 2 5 I 2 N . 1 rth , St. Louis, Mo . SIGMA- St at e Tea chers' C ollege . . Buffalo, N . Y . Mary C legg, S. T. C. , c/ o A. S. T. , Buffalo , N . Y. T HETA-Detroit Teachers' College . . Detroit, Mich. Denise A xell, 3 0 1 0 Drexel, D etroit , Mich. Xr-Wes tern State Teachers' College . . Gunnison , C olo. V irginia T. N igro, c/ o Gunnison H :dl , W . S. T. C., Gunni son, C ol o. ZETA-L. H . S. N orm al C ollege . Lock H aven , P a. Ma rga ret R. Beeson , S. T. C. , Loc ken Haven , P a. D ETRO IT ALUMNAEM rs. Esther F ield Lippert , 47 25 Gray, D etroit, Mich. SIGMA ALUlviNAEM rs. Mae H. E lli s, 26 A li ce Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. ETA ALUMNAEH elen J enkins , 7 2 I W as hin gton , N iles, Ohio. G R,\ r D R AP IDS ALU .MNA E- Mrs. Louise Bon len , I 8 8o W. Leon ard R oa d, G ra nd R apids, M ich. IoTA ALUMNAEF lorence Saunders, Strong C it y, Kans. ~IIIIIII IIIIIIIII I II I IIJIIIH1l 1 1 1 1111 11 111111111111 11 111' 111111111111111 1 1111111111111! '11111 1L II IIIIII IIII IIIIIII II II I IIIIIIIIIIIIIII II II I III/ I I I Iti iiii iii Hil llllllll lllllll lllll llllll lllllllllll ~

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JUST ANYTHING Returning from college the other day, I found on my desk a letter from the Editor of the Anchor. She intimated that it was a begging letter and stated that the Alpha Sigma Tau girls would enjoy hearing from me again. The last statement revealed to me that she had not known girls as intimately or as long as it had been my privilege to know them. However, m y sympa th y always goes out to an editor. It is o easy for those upon whom no responsibility rests to turn the editor's requests down either by not responding at all or by sayi ng "I am too busy," forgetting that when we elect one to such a position as editor of the Anchor , we tactily agree to help share her burdens. And when she asked me for " Just Anything ," preferably someth in g relating to the sorority, I began to wonder where I would find th at commodit y and when found, what the worth-whileness of it wo uld be. Then the thought came to me, that some interest might attach itself to knowing in what way the Alpha Sigma Taus made their first bow to the public in the college annual, "The A urora," and when. So the hunt began with the following results. In The Aurora-Volume VII-r9oo , we found: Sorority-Alpha Sigma Tau ..

. ... Colors-Green and Gold

Patroness-Mrs. E. A. Lyman; President-Helene M. Rice; VicePres.-May Gephart; Treasurer-Mayme Tracy; Secretary-Mabel Chase. Members besides the officers-Harriet Marx, Adriance Ric e, Eva O 'Keefe, Ruth Dutcher. "This organization claims to be stric tl y up to date as it is purely of a twentieth century growth, having been in existe nce only a few months. Its membership is eight, with a limit of ten, bur since the departure of Ruth Dutcher, "We are Seven." Though it number less than most of the simil ar organizations at the college, yet for loyalty and harmony none can excel it. Its aim first of all social and literary culture, but we count not the least, among the results obtained, the bond of sympathy among irs members, which we trust will prove something more than a pleasant memory when we leave our Alma Mater. We ca n only predict its future from its brief past and from the fidelity of its members to its in.t erests, its high ideals and loft y aims. We feel assured th at it is destined to become a perm anent and an ennobling element in the college-Long may it li ve. In September, 1900, Miss Abigail Pearce and I were invited to become Patronesses and we accepted. Miss Pearce became inactive e era! years ago and in February, 1930, I ceased m y act ive conne tion , it h thl' g irl while st ill retaining the deepest interest in all their activiti . t the present time the Patrone es :ue Mr . Gerald ander :1 nd Mr . Rcninger. [ 6 ]


In The Aurora-Volume VIII-1901 , we found: Sorority-Alpha Sigma Tau ........ Colors-Green and Gold Sorority-Alpha Sigma Tau . . ..... Colors-Green and Gold Patronesses-Mrs. E. A. Ly man, Miss Abigail Pearce, Miss Ada A . Norton. ew Members-Zoe Waldron, Harriet Van Den Bosch, Loui se Agrell , Kathryn Adair, Mabel Pitts. Th en the following quotation appears: "College friend s are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find one good one, you must a hundred try. " The A urora-Volume IX-19 02, added eleve n new names to the roll w ith the following write-up: "The years of our college life ha ve brou ght us to a true realization of the fact that-A friend is the nobl est gift life can bring. We have sa ti sfactorily proved to ourselves that tru e friendship and catholicity of culture in sorority life is wortb while. Our hearts desire is that those who are left to carry on the work of next year ma y be the m ea ns of forming link s which time and change cannot sever." More than a quarter of the twentieth century has passed an d we catch the ec hoes of these years-the ambitions , the hopes, the bonds of sympath y that have been woven into the years by the Alpha Sigma Tau members of the Alpha chapter, but more than that we realize to the fulles t ex tent the help , the encoura gement, the strength and the new v igo r that has come as the chapter roll has increased from one to seventeen. For alth ough some chapters have become inactive, their members are among o ur most trustworthy and reliable workers. In these years there has bee n a constant " Putting In and Taking Out by the members. It is a common saying "T hat only when we put som ething into life ca n we expect to take out." As loyal members of Alpha Si g ma Tau then let us remember that the large sha reholders of the acc umul ated wea lth of fr iendships will be those who contribuate to the high ideal , the lofty ai ms w hich tend to the betterment of the sorority. \Yfe profit by the wonderful inventions of men. Into their inventions has gone stren gt h, time-yes even discourage ment, but what is t heir ga in compared to ours. So let us work that the future members of our orga nization ma y reap rich rewards. \Ve can not escape the truth , that if as individual s we put the best efforts that are possible into our sorority of the elements that are ennobling as honest purpose, consc ienti o us living, un se lfishness, and kindly thoughtfulness for others we shall take more out of life, for these constitute human character. Helping to build up a strong soc ial organization means individu al growth since in puttin g in we are accumulating a rich store from which we draw as we render serv ice to our fellowmen. If the sis ters of 1902 could say that they had come to rea li ze that "a friend is the noblest gift life can bring" ma y we of 1930 say that next to havin g a friend " the grea test thin g is to be a friend," affectionate, sincere, and true. ADA A.

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ADDRESS GIVEN BY MISS MABEL LEE 'W.! ALTON Representative of Association of Educational Sororities at the Meeting in Denv er of the NATIONAL PANHELLE

IC CONG RESS , February, 193o.

Madam Cba.irman and Membrrs of the Cougress: We appreciate your gracious welcome. I assure you It tS a great pleasure to be here. I have been asked to tell you something of the histor y and development of educationa l sororities, also our aims and ideals. In 191 r a general survey of fie lds was made and it was fo und that the only type of students not enjoying the privileges of membership in a national organization was the one trai nin g herself for the teaching profession. True, there were a few sororities of this t ype, but these were neither stabi li zed nor centra li zed as to organization. Up until thi s time, Sig ma Sigma Sigma founded at the Stare Teachers' College at Farmville, Virginia, in 1898, had existed as a genera l sorority. At the I9II convention it was decided to become an educational sorority and to make proper disposition of its academic chapters. In time three bec ame affiliated with Delta Delta Delta and one with Ghi Omega. May I m ake thi s personal remark? My own c hapter at Randolph-Macon Woman's College was one of the chap ters absor bed by Delta Delta Delta. It ma y interest yo u to know that the first chapter installed as an educational sorority was in the educational department at Miami University. So great was the satisfaction of the Dean of Education at the realization that students in thi s department were to enjoy sorority privileges that he remarked that thi s was the greatest movem en t in the Greek world in the last twenty-five years. A lph a Sigma Alpha soon fo llo wed in the footsteps of Sigma Sigma Sigma and made like disposition of its academic chapters. In 1915 Sigma Sigma Sigma and Alpha Si gma Alpha met and organ ized what is now known as the Association of Educational Sororities. That was fifteen yea rs ago. Since then fo ur so rorities, Pi Kappa Sigma, founded in r894; Delta Sigma Episilon, Theta Si gma Upsilon , and Alpha Sigma Tau have met the requirements for admission. Our expansion h as been steady a nd satisfactory. You ma y 路w ish to know the t ype of institution we ma y enter. " Institution on the roll of an A . E . S. sororit y must require a four-year high school diploma, or its equivalent, for entrance; h ave an endowment of at least $ 5o,ooo a year, or be a state institution; must have a n enrollment of not less than two hundred students in the col legiate department; must offer a four-year course leadin g to a degree in education not a chool of special training." Thus membership is limited to normal schools, teachers colleges, and departments of education in univers ities. We serve a hi g h t ype of yo ung womanhood, not the wealthy gir l. but the girl of promi se. \'\fe kno'v that we are gaining the confiden e of co ll ege admini st ration because the y may look to us in matter of di cipline and to maintain high sc holastic requirements. The wa ha not been easy-that of a pioneer never is. \Vc have

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our problems, but if th ese ca n g ive streng th and un1t y to our orga niZation , then the y are w orth the pri ce. Sin ce we entered the edu ca ti on al fie ld , there has bee n marked development alon g all edu ca tional lin es parti c ul arl y in teac hers co ll eges. I n the last deca de the number has g row n fro m t we nty-five to one hu nd red . There is now a tendency fo r them to beco me ge neral co ll eges. There is unres t and , in so me cases, unh appin ess as to th e co nst an t ru mor t hat N . P. C. is about to enter the teac1lers co llege fi eld. T wo years ago yo u m ade a r ulin g th at yo u wo uld not en ter t hi s fie ld fo r th at lengt h of t im e. M ay we hope th at you see fi r t o exte nd t hi s rime and g ive publ ici t y to the f ac t . \Ve feel sure t hat if t he tre nd becomes m ar ked to merge t eac hers co lleges into ge ner al co ll eges, t hat we may f ratern all y co unc il t oge ther as to bound ari es and lim itat ions. Aft er all , T. P. C. and A. E. S. are not so far apart in ou r aims and id eas- i n tr uth, we are nor apart at all. The ve ry reason for our exis t ence is to set hi gh st and ards of li vin g and to brin g happi ness to t he youn g wo manhood we se rve. W e are rea d y at all tim es to answe r any q ue tions yo u may w ish to ask . I tlun k yo u. SHIPS T H A T PA SS O n th is great Sea of Life, there sa il m an y ships. Some of t hem are q uire unprete n t ious, so me are important, o thers are great and srn all , brave and cowardl y. To m at te r t hei r names , t hey are all sa il ing along the best t hey can to reach their goa l. For the most part they sa il on a comparati vely ca lm sea, but once in a while they are stranded in their journ eyi ngs. T hey r un upon hidden shoa ls of A d ve rsit y, or become gro unded on the roc ks of Disillusionment. There are m an y ships th at sa il , I have路 sa id. Some of t hem are Lord ship, La dysh ip, Fell o,vs hip, Batt leship, F r iendship , and Cou rts hi p. Som e pass by day, so me by ni g ht . O ne's im agi nat ion mi gh t make up a sto ry of how the Lordship met the Ladys hip on the high seas. Very soon up stea ms F ri endship , and c lose at his hee ls co mes Co urtship. T o end t he story, we ferve ntl y hope t hat Battl es hip loses h er way and stea ms off to the So uth Po le and f reezes to dea th! The ship in w hic h t he A lph a Si gm a T aus are most interes ted is the grea tes t hip of all , F ri endship. W e sin cerely hope that \Ve m ay sa il f or m an y years together on the Sea of Li fe . \Ve think th at life w ill be wo rt h w hil e on her cl ean, w ide dec ks of H appiness, Loya lty, Good -w ill. When we loo k bac k, we w ill not be di sa ppointed in seein g t he sm aller ship Fellows hip foll ow in g st ea dily and surely in our path , f or Friendship and Fellowship ca n not be separated! A nd as we proceed on our voyage we shall not fo rge t th at quite oft en we shall have to dro p anc hor in the H arbor of C hristi an-Li v in g to renew ou r suppl y of Food! EBBA




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SORORITIES All over the country people are asking each other, "Are sororities worth the cost and the time expended?" More so is this question coming to the front now during this widespread financial depression. Many factors should be taken into consideration when answering this question, but even then it cannot and never will be answered. Why? Because individual s are different and that which is accep ted by one ma y not and ought not be acce pted by all. The expenditure in money sho uld be the least possible. This depends upon each different sorority. But may we not doubt the va lidit y of taxing m embers for the imple purpose of increasing the treasury and therefore buildin g "a rich sorority." Is it rich in the last analysis? It all hinges on the interpretation of the word " rich. " Sororities will always occupy time. Do they rightfully do so? At meetings a gro up of homogeneous girls ge t together and enjoy themselves. It is perhaps the one means for bringing abo ut lasting friendships-friendships that endure beca use the m embers work and play toge ther, thus realizing each ot her's c haracteristics and id iosyncrasies and perhaps lo ving each ot her the more. These meeting are similar to family reunions-and one of a real fami ly who has been separated f or only a week knows the joy inherent in such a reunion. Another intan gi ble va lue that cannot be sc ientific all y analyzed or discussed is the development , the broadening of character. An unselfish purpose motivates each girl-" My college and my sorority fir t." And who can den y the desirability of the trait that comes from considering m anki nd first and yourself in relation to mankind? It enriches and unfold s that part of us which is-spiritual character building-is a sweeping but true function of sororities. Nc- one can possibly den y the fact that a sorority girl h as more prestige than a non-sorority girl. This is an unrefutable statement, in as much as girls who are leaders and those who show possibilities arc the ones se lected as m embers. Then , too, sororities give you parliamentary training which is so often required. This training may be conscious or uncon scious, but it is acq uired in some degree by every member. These have been more or less ge nera l statements in regard to all soronnes. Let us cons ider the individual in her choice. She has a right to know how mu ch money is required from her when she joins and during her membership. Perhaps it would not be unwise that she know in a genera l way how the soror ity spends its money . Is it living up to th high ideal of upliftin g and benefiting all , or has it forgotten thi and consider only socia l affairs and "good times" for member on! ? Often you w ill hear one orority call ed thi t ype and another ca ll ed th a t type. Be rather wary of joining a orOt路ity because it i your " type." One that combines a w ider variety of individuals will g iv e yo u more in the way of socia l conta ct and individual enri hment than the or01路ity whic h se lect on! one Ia s of irl . b ve all, con-





sider which one you will be happiest with. One girl does not co nstitute a sorority-she is only a part of the whole. Undoubtedly there is much that has been omitted, but from the general we can go to the specific. Even then all may not be satisfied and seek the answer to the question , "Are sororities worth the money and the time they demand?" Perhaps it is best that we can ne ver answer the question for all. It gives a challenging problem to each sorority. That problem is to prove th at no one can ever dispute the fact that the sorority is worth every penny and every minute that ts given her. AGNES


Sig111a Cba jJfer .


ON TO THE CONVENTION Alpha Sigma Tau is growing up! Our chapter roll is growi n g; our national consciousness is growing. The best proof of the latter lies in the fact that at each succeeding convention we have had a larger attendance than at the one just before. In August, 19 3 r, we will get together for the fourth biennial meeting. As I write this the place ha s not ye t been decided upon, but w herever it proves to be, let's be there. \'<!hat 's the good of bei ng n ationa l unless we get together once in awhile? Let East meet West and orth meet South for the best visit we have ever had and that will be saying a lot. Convention mean s man y things. The most important, of course, is the bu siness. Our future policies must be discussed and decided; our problems must be solved if possible. That means several hours of strict attention to business. But there is always time for planned social events, also sightseeing trips, luncheons, dinners, add to our good time. However to me the best part of convention is the getting acq uainted with members from all over the country and the renewing of friendships with those met in the past. If we begin planning and sav ing right now , can't we manage to make this a banner year? Save yo ur Christmas money and yo ur birthda y money; stay away from the movies a few times; do without that new dress you rather thought you might have. Then, if yo u simpl y cannot scrape together the railroad fare, borrow Father's car, pile it full of girls and baggage, divide the expense and start forth. You'll never regret it, you'll look back on it forever and you'll keep on going to conventions forever. Get word to your alumnae. We want them, especially. And don't neglect your faculty members. Last time we certainly were pleased to have so many advisors with us and we hope for double the number this year. I could run on forever, but I'll save the rest until I see yo u next August. EDITH MA NSELL.






SISTERHOOD Self sacrifice, eternal friendship, a life of love among sisters-these are what we choose when we become members of the Alpha Sigma Tau. Our society is built upon high ideals and principles, and proud we are that we m ay wear the badge that represents those ideals and goals toward which we are striving. Just now we are nearin g the pledging season. What girls do we want for our sisters? First of all, girls who can give something worth while to the sorority, girls of whom we may be proud to call "Sis ters. " Second, girls to whom the sororit y can give somethin g of va lue. Perhaps it can instill in a girl 's heart a deeper sense of dut y, of loya lt y, and love for her sorority sisters. We must not be selfish and self-centered in choosing our sistersto-be. We find joy in making others happy. We must give and give, and in this glorious givi ng we will receive our finest reward-the road to h appiness. Hearts bound in loya lty, courage, an d lo ve-that is true sisterhood - and true sisterhood is Alph a Sigma Tau. B ETTY BouToN,


Every man is said to have his pet ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one rha t I have no other so great as that of being trul y esteemed by my fellow-men by rendering m yself worthy of their esteem.-Abraham Lincoln.

CO-OPERATION What large res ults co me from united efforts! Take those proverbial "drops of water," for instance. What do they do? They make green the fie lds, ripen the fruit, and help bring forth the harvest; they carry large ships, weighted with heavy cargoes, across the sea; they wear down huge mountain to m ake them into fertile plains; they wear away and polish precious gems. And those " little grains of sand"see how they build the tall hills and ferti le va ll eys, and produce earth's precious metals as well as that bit of vivid glass that parkles in the morning sunshine. By them se lves, the grains of sand and drops of water can accompli h little; but think of the work the y do collective ly ! Let us try not only to do well o ur individual task , but to work with other for the good of A lpha Si g ma Tau . Let us work-a ll together!-for the succe s of TH E A CHOR . It is not the Theta 's book, nor the Delta' book, nor the book of any one Chapter. It is our book, and let u work to make it a still better one. Let us write for it, and gi e it ome of our thought, time, and ent hu ia m-our best wi hes and good 'vil l. Lo [ l 2



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(Telephone rings: Brr-rrr Brr-rrr.) "Hello, yes, this is the A lpha Sigma Tau house !" "Oh, you would like to hear what we are doing? Please hold the wire while I call Caroline White to the 'phone-she will tell you of our activities on the campus." " This is Caroline White speaking: Our democratic spirit is growing-why? Because we are takin g an active part in Pan Hellenic. And why shouldn't we, with one of our own girls, Kathryn Hogle, as president? We are having peppy worth-while meetings, and a real interfraternit y feeling is developing. All our efforts toward inter-sorori ty meetings have been a success. This fall all the sorority girls attended a Pan Hellenic meeting at which Miss Walton, the national president of the Tri Sigs, was our g uest and led a discussion on the A. E . S. Constitution. Also Miss Ren ze , the national second vice-president of the Pi Kaps was present. After the meeting the girl s were entertained at the first inter-sorority banquet of the year. " We were well represented at the Pan Hellenic bridge November 22. This was the first social bridge that the Pan Hellenic has sponsored, and the girls have to regret that a man wa lked off with the first pnze-a bouquet of ' mums.' Better luck next time! "Cultural education is the topic of discussion among the different so rorities this yea r. The sororities are taking turns in entertatntng. We were the guests of the Delta Phis. Miss Stowe, a member of the speech department, was speaker of the evening. " All thi s tends t o create a friendl y feelin g and interest in other sororities, and we feel that our inter-sorority ac tivities are well worthwhile. "Cupid's been bus y in our house, so I'll let Kathryn Hogle tell you about it-Come here Kate-" "I've been asked to tell yo u about C upid's work, so here goes: " It must ha ve been that the little love bug liked the atmosphere at 6rr Pearl Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 'ca use he sure has been on duty! In the first place, Mi ss Doro thy Rorabacher , now Mrs. Nelson, informed us that she had picked out her table to park her feet under. This was last September. Then last March, Miss Evelyn Anibal, now Mrs. Sees tead , proudly displa yed 'the' diamond, but she sorta snea ked up on us, 'cause she didn't show us the rest of the se t until May. This summer, Miss Pauline Bentle y and Miss Francis Gibson also joined the -ranks, and Miss Jeanne W ard , now Mrs. C lyde Taylor, se nt her anno un cement cards. "One of the active girls, notified us by her absence from the campus this fall that it was to be in November, so Miss Thelma Wright beca me Mrs. Hartshorn. We musn ' t forget the recently acquired fraternity pins, and diamonds, either! Miss Mary Kain has exchanged the well-known

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A. S. T. symbol and is now proudly displaying a Phi Mu Delta emblem. Miss Eva Mae Landsborough , our president, takes pleasure in attracting attention to the sparkler on her left hand , too, and da zz ling everybody's eyes! "So you see just how well the little love bug has done his duty, and at this rate there won't be many old maids left. Anyway, 'A iphy' says: 'Good luck and best wishes!'" "Come here, Worm , step right up and tell the lad ies how it feels to be a pledge." " This is lowly pledge Hester Hibner speaking : I went to the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority house on the evening of pledgin g, delighted that I had been asked to join this group of lo ve ly girls . "As I was led blind-folded down the st airs my knees were shaking. The blind was removed, and I was in a room lighted only by candles. The president led the beautiful ceremony which made me a pledge of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. The atmosphere changed. The patronesses and g irl s welcomed m e. From then on, I was under the command of my supenors. "My first ac t as a pledge was attempting to master the art of eat in g ice cream with a knife while sitting on the 路 floor. But what was worse was my attempt to lick my plate under the careful coaching of my superiors as to the most effective method of getting m y face chocolatecoated. As bl ack mark s were in order, I took particu lar care to have my first dut y as a pledge, that of washing dishes, a g li stening success. "From that ni ght on came requests for cleaning rooms, carrying books, taking shoes to be repaired, and so on during several weeks. For several days I was in agony try ing to think of a verse in which the main idea is that I am a worm. "I n spite of these various duti es, I have learned to love these girls. As lon g as I've been subjected to this display of sentiment, my pledge sister , Louise Tobey, might just as we ll get in on it too-your turn now, Louise." 路 "A ll right! Here goes: The Sages of Time have whispered t o human hearts th at if a thing is worth having at all , it is worth wa itin g for , and al o, that the things in life most worth while are worth working for. This in part is m y conception of a membership in a sorority. To merit one means to both work and wai t , and the life of a pledge embodies both of these. To one who does not realize the va lue of all this, perhaps bein g a pledge wo uld hold little or no fascination, but I for one have found pledge life intensely interes tin g. " The g reatest delight received by most of my superior, wa to have their pledge propose to some of the young men at the co llege . It seems trange but some of the men vvere more embarras ed than I was, if that co uld be poss ibl e. I have no idea which one to marry, three of them accepted , I sure ly have weighty problems to decide. One of the deare t gir l in the orority enjoy hearing me say nursery rhyme a ' Ja k and Jill' much to the st uden ts' amusement.

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OFFICERS President Vice-President Recording Secretary . Corresponding Secretary . Treasurer Literary Editor . Chaplain Historian Sponsor . Faculty Advisor .

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DIARY OF THE DELTA Date U nknown H ave no recollection of time-party for rushees . Pl ayed bin go, sa ng, danced , ate (delici o us things) . Pl ace-Miss King's. O cTOBER

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P an-Hell enic tea dance in Recreation Hall from 3 to 5 for freshman g irls. Everybody very much on their di gnity in bes t bibs and tuck ers. R ecollec tions , good time, nice girl s, sore feet, and fagged out feeling. OcTOBER


Third eve nt on the progra m for the yea r. The ribbon se rv1ce was given to Emma Jane Barke!!. We welcome our pled ge with hearty greetin gs ! O cToBER 30

Dear Di ary-I'm sorr y I ha ve neglected yo u, for really I have given you on ly a taste of everything. From now on I wi ll give yo u whole bites. The Alpha Si gma Tau held the pin service for Emma J ane Barkell tonight. After the pin service, a very interes tin g talk was given by Miss Flegal on " Design and Color in Modern Dress." The Alpha Sigma Taus, in making their program for the year, planned to have an ed ucationa l meetin g every other week, choosing as their spea kers m embers of the facult y se lected from the different departments of the college. NovEMBER


\Ve held our Founder's Day banquet at the Yellow Lantern Tea Room at 6: 3o o'clock. Helen Davis, acti ng as toastmistress, introduced


the speakers on the program m a clever and interesting manner. The program was as follows: Welcmne ....... . Virginia Logue History of Alpha Sig m.a Tan . ......... . ..... Alice Stafford Alph'a Sigma Taus on the I-ndiana Campus .... . Louise Wherry Why I Chose A lpha Sigma Tan . . . . Emma Jane Barkell R em.arks .. . . . . Dean Walsh Presentation of Scholastic Prize ... Miss King R emarks ... Miss Stewart Alpha Sigma Tan Son g . . . Everyone In Dean Walsh's talk on "The Value of Sororities and Fraternities in a School ," he emphasized as his main point loyalty to the school first and then loyalty to the sorority or fraternity. Miss Stewart emphasized Dean Walsh's idea of loya lty and added a word of advice concerning any feeling of superiority. The scholastic prize was a medal for the girl holding the highest number of quality points. Helen Davis was the recipient of this medal. We were very glad to have as our guest, Mary Miller of Saltsburg, who graduated in the June class from the Music Department. NovEMBER 13

The second of the educational meetings of the Taus was held. The speaker of the evening was Mr. Hill , head of the Commercial Department, who spoke upon " Development of the Commercial Department." Mr. Hill traced the development of the Commercial Department from the time he came to Indiana up to the present year. His talk was a very enjoyable one. Good bye, dear diary, for a while. \Ve are going home for Thanksgivmg.

TITS AND TATS of the Taus of Delta VIRGINIA LOGUE, President of Alpha Sigma Tau, is Vice-President of ".!:...ords of the Round Table," Editor of Y. W. C. A. , and is Secretary of the degree senior class. Virginia, a dream y miss, will be much missed when she graduates this coming May. ELIZABETH MORROW, a senior in the elementary de gree co urse, is a charming, dainty bit of femininity. She is President of P an-Hellenic, and is a member of the Element:u y Deg ree Club. MILDRED CADZOW', our well-liked blond, is a senior primary. She belongs to the Prigrind Club. MARJORIE JEFFRIES, a lova ble miss who makes use of her " loving ways," is a senior intermediate. She is a member of the Interm ediate Club. LOUISE WHERRY, a senior prim ary (full of fun and wit ) , is the Literary Editor of Alpha Sigma Tau. She is treasurer of th Prigrind Club, and belon g to Literary Society, Y. \V. C. A., and Art lub. MILDRED WILLIAMS, a mu ic junior, :md a speedy, livelY bit of humanity, i Vice-Pre ident of Alph:1 Sigma Tau. [




THE ANCHOR MARY LONG, a music JUOIOr who doe justice to her name, can certainly play the piano! She is Historian of Alpha Sigma Tau. DOROTHY BARTLETT, a home economics junior, is able to make a presentable looking garment out of a mere scrap of goods. Such gifted girls! MARGARET CURRAN is Corresponding Secretary of Alpha Sigma Tau. A petite little miss, Pegg is a senior in the Art Department. WILMA HAFER, a commercial junior, is certainly going to make her knowledge gained in Indiana be of the utmost benefit to her in later years. Wilma is Treasurer of Alpha Sigma Tau, and is a member of Literary Society, Y. W. C. A., and Junior Chamber of Commerce. GLADYS OVERHOLT, a very cheerful and thoughtful individual , is a commercial sophomore. Gladys is Secretary of Y. W. C. A., is representative at Pan Hellenic, and is a member of Literary Society and Junior Chamber of Commerce. JOSEPHINE STEAR, a sophomore music st udent, is a member of Literar y Society and sings in the Vesper Choir. "Frivolous" will describe "Jo" pretty accurately. ALICE STAFFORD, a brown-e yed, dance-lovin g miss, is a commercial junior. She is Recording Secretary of Alpha Sigma Tau, and is a member of Literary Society and Junior Chamber of Commerce. LOUISE JOH SON, a nonchalant individual, is an intermedi ate senior. She bel ongs to Y. W . C. A., Literary Society, Travelers' Club, and is on the Intermediate Council. BETTY BOUTON, a sophomore comme rcia l, belon gs to Junior Chamber of Commerce, Literary Society, Y. W. C. A., and is a representative at Pan-Hellenic. Betty is a sophisticated, poised sister of ours. MARIO I JOHNS is a senior junior-high. Although a very sp unk y, " wou ldn't you" girl, Marion is another hard-working teaching senior. She is a member of the Junior-high Club, and is ~haplain of Alpha Sigma Tau. BEATRICE ARMSTRONG, a senior intermediate st udent , belongs t o the Intermediate Club, Y. \'V'. C. A., Literary Society, Art Club, and is on the \X!. A. A. Council. Bea is one of our "sweet young things." HELE DAVIS, a senior junior- hi g h stud ent, is outstanding on the Indiana campus. A popular, reliable gi rl, Helen is a member of Literary Society, is Historian and Reporter of Kappa Delta Pi, a national hon orar y scho las ti c fraternity, and is Secre t ary-Treasurer of Alpha Phi Gamma, a national honorary journalistic fraternity. EMMA JANE BARKELL, our pledge, is a sen ior in the Art Department. An athletic type, Emma J ane is President of W. A. A., and is a member of Y. \'V'. C. A., Art C lub , and Literary Society. ALI CE



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" THE QUESTS" The eventful day dawned. Dreary and dark was th e sky. The heavy, threatening clouds were well past the dew point. In fact , precipitation had set in with a vengeance. The engagements were set for exactly S :oo o'clock A. 1. , so at 9:45 A.M. (sharp) Clara and Peg set out. Dripping was their raiment, drooping were their shoulders. The burden of the responsibility the bore was almost too great-they faltered at the bridge side. Cars came and cars went. Thumbs worked is spasmodic jerk . And then came the "pie man" from Hahn's Bakery. He stopped, hifted pies, and C lara and Peg clambered in. The pilgrimage had tarted. All durin g the long, tedious journey the subtle odor of the b.1kerv [


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products assa iled the delicate nasal cav ttt es of the t wo foot sore, we t , bedraggled , breakfastl ess A. S. T's. Their gastri c jui ces flo wed freely. Yet they swooned not , for they were out on a worth y qu est. Finall y the great metropolis of Akron , Ohio, loomed up ahead. Clara and Peg disembarked from the " pie wa gon. " Althoug h they were both terribly a.ffiicted w ith crustiness, they began anew their stru ggle against the elements. Hours passed. Swingin g door after swin ging door sw un g t o before them and behind them. They kept doggedly on. H andsome fl oorw alkers sneered at th eir polite but pert inent inqui r ies; clerk s cas t bl ack glances at them; the very passers -by openly scoffed. But this desperat e paid, und aunted, kept up the fight , and at las t ca me vic tor y. There they stood, the eleph ants w hite, pure, and shinin g u nder the glare of a multitud e of inc and es cent lamps. Th eir st out littl e bodies w ere well w orth one dime. C lara got out the worn old chec k book, the mag ic words we re written, and thirt y-one ga ll ant white eleph ants plodded out into the r ain! C lar a led the procession, Peg brought up th e rear. The ques t w as ended, but the elephants lin ger on-in the rooms of the bes t pledges A. S. T. h as ever know n. M 1\R GU R I TE OYLER ( Et a ).

FIGHT! A s I sit and think of the f uture, Of the tri als and joys therein , I f ail to see the guidin g hand That lifts lost so uls out of th e dim. There must be a God in heave n Who rules u s with His mi ght , For when ever our paths become dim H e is always to see we do ri ght. Some days our duties are ir ksome; Some days our duties are li ght. But f or th at bri ght goal we strive fo r W e se t out, and our motto is F ight! BLA NC HE

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FIFTEEN ALPHA SIGMA TAUS W e're fifteen sisters in Sigm a T au , Acti ves, loyal and true, The liveliest bunch you ever saw, With always somethin g to do. O ur president we nickname " Max ." H er rea l n ame is Maxene. W e put some " Moore" in back of "Max," Then M axene Moore ts seen. O ur ad visor is Miss Hill, Whose good advice we t ake. She helps us always t o f ulfi ll The resolutions w hich we m ake. O f course we have a Ma rth a w hom we ca ll "Ma rt," A nd her budd y Mild red, known as " M illy" fro m the st art , Then there's Marga ret Roberts, and of ten she does beg T o have us shorten Ma rga ret and simpl y call her " Peg." " M ike" and " I ke," they look ali ke. A t leas t th at 's what they say. But we beli eve they've los t their sight, This being sai d by " Sis" and " Kay." Now come " Lib" and C lara, W ho are good roomm ates t ogether. They get alon g in tip top shape, A nd m ay their fr iendship never sever. They say a lot comes fro m a name, But w ith what will "Oyler" rhyme? Likew ise " Oliver," "Eaton" and " Schaa b" R efuse to step w ith t his poeti ca l ttme. A t las t we see Bl anche Hillm an, And to "Cott y" we now draw, A nd " Bunny" takes t he fi nal st and , As we've lin ed up ou r Sigma T aus. ow, don' t yo u think t hat we're a bun ch O f li ve ly Sig ma T aus? \'V'e' ll ye ll to A lph a Sigma Ta u, thi s hun ch, \Xfe' re pro ud of yo u-nh! R :1 h! By

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ACTIVITIES October 4th was the date of our first party af ter the vacat ion holidays . A shower for Eve lyn Williams Brush at McKelvey's T ea Room was the occasion. Our ovember 7th meetmg was an " affaire extraordin aire." It was the largest meetm g ever at t ended in the history of Eta Alumnae. w 路e had for our guest none other th an Miss Laura Hill , Eta's advisor and ideal. It would be impossibl e to tell yo u th at her VISit was most pl easing. We recalled Olde Tim es an d acquaint ances. You can't com e too often , Miss Hill. Agnes Black Burrows \Vas honored at a shower. She received m an y bea utiful gifts for her new home. At our busin ess mee tin g we elected the following office rs for the year I 9 3 I: ETA ALUM AE OFFICERS President . Elizabeth Beynon Vice-President-Literary Editor. . Helen J enkin Secretary . Virginia Fenton Treasurer . Doroth y Schaffer Pan Helleni c R epresentatives . . H elen J enkin s, Agnes Ka ley, Agnes Blac k Burrows "PERSON-ELLES" 01 ' D an Cupid certainly had his eye on E ta Alumnae this summer. His darts were f atal to three of her members. On Jun e r8, 193 0, Evelyn Willi ams beca me the bride of Walter Brush. Agnes Black was m arried to L. Da le Burrows, August r, I 9 3o. On September rr , 193 0, The lma Young changed her name t o Mrs. F. G. Hi xso n. Some of us mana ged to dodge him completely, w hi le a few of us were considerably injured. But th at 's a different m at ter, and we' ll discuss it at some future date . We are proud to have four new members with us from Eta C hapt er, Kent, Ohio : Helen Jenkins, former Eta Pres ident. H elen is t eac hin g Si xt h Grade m Ni les. Agnes Ka ley, Helen 's side-kick. Agnes is teac hin g in Minera l Rid ge. Agnes Reagan . Agnes has Third Grade in Youngstown. Marian Snow-and by the way, speaking of singing, Marian has prom ised to broadcast A. E . T. songs over Station WKBN , Youngstown. [ 2 I



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DEA R SISTERS: It is the enysual kustum to rite a storie but I am goin' to be difrunt and rite a dicshun ar y. aksident- When no one was late to mee tin g. ask-me- Bunny's only expression. A ut ymobile-Where Kay Smith and Sis McGrat h ma y alw:1vs be found . cafe teria-Where Eddie Ea ton st arved to dea th. exk use-Peg Roberts' reason for bein g absent. freshie- One w ho rasez down the hall like Lib Willi ams. gi mnazyum- Where Clara Ruby lives ? ? ? gi ll- The size of Edith Oliver. honor roll- What all our girls are on. Kate-What Kitty Schaab's name ain ' t . klok-The thing which Cotty shuts off every mornmg and then goes back to sleep. mathmatiks-Milly Pyle's favorite di sh. pleges-Things we hope to ge t. p rezid ant-Max Moore in di sguise. ta le-Peg Oyler's exc use for being late. trea ury-Mart Baumberger's struggle. va mp-Bbn c he Hillman :tnd her "spit curls." t\TH E RI NE


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DOINGS AND DONES As usual, the week before school began the actives returned to help clean the house, and make it the most attractive it had ever been. After much hard work, the house was at last read y for rush week. Rush week was one grand scramble to get throu gh one party and ready for the next. Any spare minutes were spent in trying to enroll in college. With only four actives, one alumna, a sponsor and a housemother to entertain a houseful of girls, we succeeded in ge tting five new pledges. Of course we had to have more; so rushin g continued with \'\fednesday and Sunda y dinners, a sl umber party and a Hallowe'en house part y. As a result seven more girls pledged our organization. ovember eighth was Home-Coming. We had sent out news letters to invite the alumnae to return for the festivitie s. We entertained then"l w ith a tea in the afternoon , and they held their alumna dinner at the house. Night football was the evening entertainment. November t we nty-fi rst Pan-hellenic presented an evening of entertainment composed of a ten minute st unt from eac h sorority. Alpha Sigma Tau's contribution was a musical skit entitled "Banjo Girls." The pledges entertained the actives November t wenty-secon d wit h a dance at the country club, which was attractively decorat ed with yellow roses. The success of the part y proved the abi lity of the pled ges to be excellent hostesses. \Y/e plan to have a Christmas dinner and prog ram. A Valentine dance is scheduled for February seve nth and the sprin g formal dan ce for March twenty-eighth. And last, but not least, we have six girls' pictures entered in the " Sunflower" beauty contest. Fifty-three pictures have go ne to Kansas City for the first judgin g, and we are hopin g for six Alpha Taus to be in "the survival of the fittes t. " INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT EACH MEMBER Mother Ramseyer, our housemother, is prominent in soc ial organizations of Emporia. She is a member of the Junto C lub , a literary organization; the City Cl ub , and D. A. R. [ 2



Miss Seller, our Sponso r, is Assistant Professor of Latin of K . S. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa K appa Kappa, and the International Cosmopolitan Club. She is Presi dent of the Co uncil of Facu lt y Women , Secretary of the loca l organization of Kappa D elta Pi, and a m ember of the advisory board of Y. W. C. A., a member of A. A. U. \YI., and Wom an's City C lub. Ruth Ellen Huffman, Pres ident , was initi at ed this fall into Zi Phi, the leadership fraternity on our campus. Gwendylon Killion , Vice-President, is 1iterary represe n ta ti ve for the "Sunflower," the campus annual. Lois Beck, Treas urer, is the Alpha T au representative for the " Sunfl ower" and one of the representatives for Sigma Pi Sigma, w hi ch is a girl s' pep organization. Helen Campbell, Secre t ary, is also a represent at iv e for Sigma Pi Sigma. She is also a member of Pi Omega Pi , honorary commerce organIZat iOn. Etta Marie Crow is a third Si gma Pi Si g ma representative and is also capta in of the pled ges.

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PLEDGE LIFE "Come on, Kid s, let's dance. All right, pled ges, how about rolling that rug up ?" Three or four tired loo kin g pled ges slowly proceed to roll up the rug. " Well , turn on the phonograph, Edna." Edna obediently sa unters over, w inds the m ac hine, and soon the strains of " Little White Lies" are heard. The girl s st art dancin g. This is one of the few times when there is an equa lity of rank in the Greek C hapter House. Laughter and the shuffle of feet are intermingled w hen the shri ll r-r-r-r-ring of the door bell ca uses silence for one moment. "Well, all of you pledges just stand there," comes the voice of an active, quickl y followed by repro ving remarks of other ac ti ve members. " Someone answer that bell," the command in a h ard-roned voice of a belo ved ac tiv e sister. And now one sees six pledges sc urrin g to answer the bell. After sa tisfying the dem and of the v isitor, dancin g is aga in resumed, onl y to be interrupted again b y the long, piercin g bur-r-r-r of the telephone. Silence. Again it pea ls out the second ring. " Pledge, on th at phone." By the third time the telephone bell is heard, three pledges have succeeded in reachin g the instrument and one swee t voice say : " Alpha Sigma Tau . Whom? Yes, I'll call her. " By this time some are hurriedl y powderin g noses, g rabbin g books, and rush in g off to a one o'clock. But, don ' t forget, roday is Wednesday. A long list of pled ge duties are found on the bulletin board, and all those poor pled ges th at didn ' t h ave a class m ay be see n diligent ly doin g their respective duti es. Among the " don ' t forgets" are : rising w hen an act i e co me mto the room, carrying books, spea kin g and ac tin g co urteo us! and uch . Pledge li fe is a hard li fe, but lots of fun. A lot of thing are done b y pl ed ges, sneakin g and so forth, th at ac tives ca n' t do . Here's to the pl edge of Greek organi zation , and ma y they , e nj o ~' their pl ed ge li fe.


MY LIFE AS A PLEDGE My greatest ambition this fall was to pledge a sorori t y-a good sorority of happy girls. A first real thrill came when I was invited to dinner at the Alpha Sigma Tau house. I knew when I met the girls that this was the realization of my ideal, if only they should want me. I moved about in a trance from the time I saw the dean until I received my pledge pin. Then my duties began-duties that I would not have done before for money, but that I was glad to do now because they were for my sorority. My first work was to clean the chapter room. As I cleaned the rugs I felt, " This is m y room, now. I'm not doing this for some one else, but so that I can be proud of our beautiful home." There comes a time in the life of every pledge w hen she fee ls that she must sneak on pledge night, and we were no exceptions. We "snook." As our punishment we had to clean the whole house and yard. I polished all the silverware in the house and everyt hin g else that could be shined, excepting the furnace poker. As soon as I c losed m y eyes that night, I began polishing a table full of knives, forks, spoons, cups, shovels, pitchforks, plough shares, wheels and Austins. Our slumber party was a big success. I lau ghed until m y sides hurt, rolled over, and then laughed some more. The active members didn't trust us very far. They insisted that we leave the cider in the jugs until time to serve it. I was eager for our Hallowe'en party, but yet I dreaded it. Day and night I worried about whom I should invite. The dance was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed bumping into the balloons as he danced past them. Even though m y shoes were covered with wax and m y toes hurt, I was ready for another dance at I I: 3 o. But again histor y repeats itself; each group of pledges must be modeled. I was the very first pledge to be "stooled." I didn 't mind the questioning or even the remarks, but sitt ing before a light with actives all around me was worse than telling ghost stories in a dark barn. I am looking forward to the time when I may wear a pin and really be an Alpha Sigma Tau. It will be worth a thousand times more than all the efforts I have put forth as a pled ge. H ELEN GRABER. WHAT ALPHA SIGMA TAU MEANS TO ME, A PLEDGE It means doing everything and anything the older members ma y want you to do. It means washing di shes after pin-pledging; it means carrying trays by the dozens after yo u have eaten and carefully enjo yed your lunch. Yet all these things are only minor when you be gin to consider just what a sorority does mean to yo u as a pledge. It stands for an ideal to be reached, a ma ster who expects the best from both pledges and members. Being a pledge to any sorority mean all these things, - but being pledged to Alpha Sigma Tau makes these ideals seem higher, and these tasks lighter-"Dear Old Alpha Sigma Tau." V IR G I N IA

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OFFICERS . Ruth Moody Superior Magne . . Ruth Knocke Inferior Magne . . Anne \Y/ arren Grand Recorder . . Jane Messimer Corresponding Secretary . . Evleyn Maguire Grand Financier . . . Dorothy Hoy le Historian . Dorothy Kitsch Custodian .. Ann Chalmers Chaplain . Mrs. Ethel Harris Kirby Advisor ... .Mrs. Joseph S. Butterwec k, Miss Emma Johnson P at ronesses

LAMBDA CHAPTER The thing which has kept us busiest this fa ll has been our new sorority room. We do not have sorority houses at Temple, but th-. University owns a house, each room of which is used by some sororit y. This year there was a vacancy and we were fortunate enough to procure th ::: room. One of our girls gave us some wicker chairs, another a screen. These we have been busy painting and covering with n ew cretonne. \Y/e have bought some additional furniture to make it more comfortable. Naturally, we are most happy about our room; for it tends to bring the girls closer toget her and gives us a place to call our own. The :first social event was a rush party for upperclassmen at the hom e of our advisor, Mrs . Kirby . This took the form of a bridge. There were six rushees besides the old girls of Lambda. \Y/e invited :five of them to beco me members of our Chapter. A ll accepted and were pledged soon after. And what those pledges have had to do! They h ave afforded us seve ra l evenings' entertainment besides doin g much work for us. They have not been initiated yet, but that is to come soon . A committee is now working on our combined initiation and Christmas party, to be held at the home of Clarice Duke. After the rush part y, our n ex t event was a "Trip Around the \Y/orld, " which the Pan Hellenic Association gave for all freshmen. Each sorority represented a country and the members were dressed appropriately. Several of the so rorities gave us a fine entertainment and others served the refreshments. Alpha Si g ma Tau represented Fran e and erve d French pastry. Our t:1ble was decoratd in pink a nd blue, and there were severa l signs such as one sees on a French p:1 str y shop , t o inform everyo ne of the nature of our refreshment. Our girls w re dres ed as French pe:1s:.1 nts in co tume of pink, blue, or hid and gr n.


Durin g the ser vin g of refreshments and aft erw ards it was poss ibl e t o meet the new students. We arranged for our annual football dance, to be held af ter th e Lafay ette-Temple game on Nove mber r 5. A snappy orches t ra was engaged, the gym w as decorat ed appropriately, and a record crow d t urn ed out. Undoubtedly our dan ce w as a success both soc ially and fin anciall y. The week- end of N ove mber 22 was Alumn ae wee k-e nd. W e gave a lunch eon for our alumnae befo re the Ca rneg ie-T ec h T emple ga me. Our pled ges ser ved. This gave the ac tive m embrs and alumnae a c hance to VISit once aga in. It surely was fin e to see the old girls and exc hange ideas, both on sorority work and other topi cs of interes t . On Sunday, Dorothy Hoyle gave a tea f or us at her home. D ecora ti ons we re in the f orm of ye llo w roses and yellow chrysa nthemums. Music was f urni shed by several of our m embers and aga in t he pled ges served. A ll h ad an enj oya bl e tim e. W e are pl anning other ac ti vities f or the near future. First t here is our combined initi ati on and C hr ist m as part y w hi ch has alread y bee n men ti oned. W e expect to giv e a card part y. W e hope the proceeds w ill swell our treasury consider abl y. Freshm an r ushin g w ill soo n be here, w hi ch mea ns som e novel form s of parties to be pl ann ed. ELINORE D E


OUR OWN SORORITY R O OM W ord s can ' t express the thrills-joyful and o th erw ise-bound u p in that small phrase ! W e, of Lambda, have onl y h ad " our roo m" for about fi ve weeks, but oh! the exc itin g thin gs that have happened in that short time ! There is the occas ion , f or inst ance, w hen Ev . an d I , hav in g a coupl e of hours off from cl asses, decided t o go over to the soror it y room , E v. to stud y "Lacitus" and I , less intell ec tuall y inclined, to fini sh paint in g a c hair. .(Yes, indeed, we' re still paintin g thin gs and bu yin g m ore thin gs, and expec t to be doin g so fo r some tim e to com e. ) W ell , Ev. c ur led up on the couch and I got the paints out and st arted searc hin g fo r a ne wspaper to protec t t he fl oo r from d ro ps of bri g htl y colored orange paint. F inally I spied one, apparentl y th row n nonc halantl y in the corn er. All unsuspectin g, I tripped ga il y ac ross the roo m and was just about to pick the paper up , wh en there was a fr anti c r ustle and the Grey Shadow dart ed out! With a simultaneous move ment , Ev . and I arri ved on the arm of the co uch, and clun g t oge ther in fea r and tremblin g until the G rey Shadow di sa ppea red into his hole w ith a fi nal flit of his lon g t ail. Then , and t hen onl y, did we ve nture dow n f rom our perc h to in vesti gate w hat lay under th e paper. A nd we fo und out! You see, we've bee n se llin g cand y to m ake money . There were sever al boxes left , and on e of the girls left them in the roo m fo r so mebod y to t ak e, and se ll. Oh! how I w ish yo u might h ave seen those boxes. An yway, both Ev. and I are thoro ughly prepared to w nte an ex tensn re thes is on " Wh at Mi ce Do and D o ot L ike in the W ay of Ca nd y." H e loved the honey bars and pinea ppl e c rea ms. The m alted [ 27 ]


milks he merely tasted, but on the other hand he got away with sever al Milky W ays. He doesn't care at all for peanut bars , but he wo uld have eaten more of the peppermints, I'm sure, if they hadn' t been w rapped in such nast y cardboard boxes ! Needless to say, E v. didn ' t do an y more " Lacitus" that day. It took an hour t o separat e the candy and throw away what the mouse had st arted to ea t and didn't fi nish, f rom that w hich he had entirely ignored. Then we took w h at w as left bac k t o college with u s, to prevent an y furth er inroa ds on ou r profits! ( Note: This h appened quite som e time ago, and we haven 't heard from the mouse since, so we are convinced he h as d ied of s uga r d ia betes, w hich ser ves him ri ght f or being so gluttonous!) Mond ay is the ni ces t day of the week f or us. W e hold our m eetings about six thirty, and sin ce many o f us commute f r om t he su b ur b , we plan to have a little supper in town , on that day. A bou t fo ur o'clock , the girls st art co min g in and we pl ay brid ge, and stud y an d t alk , of course, ' til fi ve thirt y. Then a co uple of us go aro u nd t he corner to a little shop, known by the prosa ic nam e of " H ambu rgs," t o order our supper. H amburgs is- well , yes, it's a deli ca tessen, bu t don't confuse it w ith the average run of deli ca tesse ns! It is a very spec ial variety ! If one goes there about noon time, it is necessa ry to push one's way through a simply hu ge m ob of people fro m co ll egedraped on the show -cases, leanin g on the counter or com fo rtabl y sea ted in the window, all of them indul gin g in noon-d ay re pasts, w h ile they ar g ue or t alk or study or prac tice new dan ce steps or cram for exa ms. But at ni ght it isn' t so crow ded and we have the indi vidu al attent io n of the proprietor- a nice, f at old gentlem an w ith a bea uti f ul long whi t e moust ache that curls on the ends. For our hors d'oeu vre we are lim ited t o pickles, but for our m ain course we m ay have just an y k ind of a sa nd w ich yo u ever hea rd of , m ade to order! A nd as to desserts, we run rampant. Cakes and pies and deli cious cookies of t he m ost fa ttenin g va riet y are avail able, not to m ention F ren ch pas tries and ice cream . After a serious disc ussion our choices are made, and we return to the room , pull out our ga tel eg table and proceed to have a mu chl y enjoyed feas t. They are such f un , these sororit y rooms! No chap t er ough t to be w ithout one!

HOW LAMBDA RAISES FUNDS "F unds- ?" The assembled Lambdas chor tled long and mockingly. " W e are hardl y the ones to tell our n ation al sisters how t o raise fun ds!" Bu t in spite of the f ac t that we seem to have spent the better part of our tim e th is year in p ayin g old bills and in wa t chin g new one come in , the assu ra nce that we still have a bank balance left m akes us rea lize t hat we are fi ndin g out how to do bi gge r and better thing in th way of acc umul at in g our pennies. O ur first idea upon re turn ing to sc hool last fa ll wa to arrang for an ope n i nfor m :~ l d:1 nee in t he college gy m . Tt rook a lot f tim




and effort , to be sure, but w e m ade more th an enoug h money on it to repay u s. W e staged it after one of the bi g ga mes, m anaged to get reduc ed rates by a drag with a good orches tra, and w ent halv es on the decora tions w ith another organi zation whi ch had d anced in the sa me place on the previous night. Then all we h ad to w orry about was h ow to ge t all the admi ssion f ees fro m the "ga t e" to the bank before we were held up . A t the present t ime, we are t r yin g to se ll C h ristm as ca rds, f ro m which we ge t two-fi fth s p rofit on th e pri ce of every box. Up until now we have n' t sold qui te all of them-the pl edges w ill ge t r id of t he remainder as a part of their duties of se r vice. It is ra th er d iffi c ul t ro sell cards t o college students. It seems that m os t of th e co-eds expect their m others to don ate theirs, and most of the eds wa it until prac ti call y the day before C hri stm as, then borrow, beg or stea l fr om th eir brothers or fa thers. W e bou gh t m os t of the cards o urse lves, and pro babl y shall send the thin gs as holid ay greet in gs to our sororit y sis t ers. The alumn ae, o f course, ordered some-but, then, we usuall y can re ly upon them to bu y any thing we put under t heir n oses. One of o ur alm os t -continuous projec ts is the sellin g of five-ce n t chocol ate bars an' sich, f rom whi c h we m ake quite a st ea dy inco me. Sellin g cand y t o undergradu ates is just about th e easiest thin g on earthwe have f ound th at the student body w ill eat an y thing w ithin reach and as mu ch of it as possibl e. Alon g this same line, w e used to h ave occ asional cake sales- ail-d ay affa irs-in one of the m ain halls, but this year suc h food sa les are prohibited by the Uni versity. W e are rea ll y sorry about this, beca use se lling cake was lots of fun and q uite success f ul fi n anciall y. If, af t er all these thi ngs, our ex-c hequer still insists upon rapidly sinkin g- and it in var iabl y does- we give an open brid ge part y. There is a darli ng suite of room s in a downtown club w hi ch we m ay use free of ch arge (we always give t he management a sm all don ation) , and each of us is held respon sibl e fo r one t abl e and one pri ze. W e feed o u r g ues t s ca nd y and nuts f rom the fi ve and ten , borrow t allies, pl ayin g ca rs and score pads, and otherwise spend as little as poss ibl e on the part y. A nd we alw ays h ave a gor geous tim e w hil e w e' re at it . W e dec ided las t yea r th at one of the bes t w ays of ge ttin g m oney is to save w hat we have got , so we st arted a C hristmas C lub at th e co rn er bank , each of us pay in g ten cents a wee k. On the fi rs t of this D ecember we w ill draw o ut our on e hundred doll ars, and a bi g thrill wi ll be had by all. Just now we are wo ndering how we poss ibl y ca n pay ou r n at ion al du es before Ma rc h. W on' t som ebod y please t ell u s how to r aise f unds? Ev E LYN MAGUIR E,

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NU'S IN 1940 Stand closer and gaze deeply into the future p assin g before your eyes. Ah! C louds are clearing and in the dim dist ance fi gures are movmg. 'Tis 1940 . What? Yes ! Sure enough, there are Ca th y and Addie. We see their foot st eps lea din g from the land of N orthern Lights to the dark haunts of Africa. \Vonder w here the globe-trotters are going nex t. But wai t! A new scene is t aking f orm. Who can the dignified matron be? Ferne, on the arm of Prof essor H enri Prud' Homme. H ope he isn ' t absent-minded. Youn g H enri resembles his m other. Hea ve ns! There's Mary Simeonoff stili chasin g bu gs, and evi dentl y Ruby, th at formerl y studious Zoology m ajor, is her assis t ant. Still in search of that Lithobius forfi ca tus, no doubt. A nd Ruby's young sis ter, A udrey, n ot far away, is revisin g H . G. W ells' " Outl ine of History." T oo bad we can' t see how she is progressin g, but the pic ture is fa ding and a scene of great commotion is appearing. Im agine ! O ur own Dodo coachin g Women 's Ol ympics. Such f orms! Such prowess ! A nd D ora showin g them all just how it 's done. A nd H elen Rigney seems to be her right-hand man. The lovely girl in the bathin g su it is non e other th an Ruth Joyce. Who ever thou ght that a swimming class at C. T. C. co uld st art anything like that? There's A lice Sullivan , too. She go t her trai nin g fi ghting off men w ith a club. A do mestic scene ! Dibby croonin g H erb, Junior, t o sleep with " Somewhere in Old W yomin g." Poor papa is stu ck up in C heyenne in a bli zzard. I t's a good thin g that A lice and Sid live n ext door so they ca n consol e Dibby. A li ce h as had those tw ins and they h ave e identl y inh erited their dad's love for f oo tball. We always knew E lsa was kiddin g us w hen she t alked about bei n <> an old maid beca use there he i in sunn y Ca lifo rn ia wa itin g for her handsome hu band, Me rrill , to co me home f rom t he st udio. '\ i h we

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could have a ptece of the marvelous looking cake. And by the way , she is still the same vivacious beauty. What a sudden change in dear old Greeley! More domesticity demonstrated. Looks like Esther and Bill are doing their best to make the living descendants of the Baab family reach fifty. It's a good thin g Bill is a thriving lawyer. Ebba is still in Greeley, too, and has given up waiting for her cowboy. She became such a good rider herself that he decided to take up architecture. And what a good lookin g home he designed for them! It 's a good thing that they can afford a maid because it's a cinch you can't curry overstuffed furniture. Nora still seems undecided between " T ex" and " Ernie," and in the meantime she's making everybod y she can. Irene can't be far away! No, there she is with her adopted daughter, Sherlyn. No sign of Bill , but that 's nothing. Atlantic City and beautiful women! Hazel is sy nonomous with beauty, so she must be here. Of course ! She's bee n so busy winnin g contests she hasn't had time to get to the altar. Such shifting! I della , our hefty 8 2 pound er, is 'vielding a wicked rolling pin. Her home Ec. training seems to be coming in handy. She's still a li ving styl e show, too. And little Mary's man owns a jewelry store, as one can readily t ell. Such a sparklin g personality could well do without those external flouri shes. There's June at home with mother. Gee, but her kiddies seem to be enjoyin g their gran dmother's gingerbrea d cookies. o wonder Jun e went home every week -end. June is The picture is fading! In spite of our efforts, the soul of the crystal is dead. Back to Philosophy, Psychology, Anatomy, and whatnot. NU'S GO OUT FOR SPORTS " Rah! R ah! Rah! Team! Team! Team! " Such were the cries hea rd throughout Gunter Hall of Health when Nu Chapter entered the Intermural Volley Ball Tournament. Oh, what a game ! Helen Rigney, a pl edge, see med to be the only one who co uld stop feeling ridiculous long enough to make any points for us. But then , boy ! how Cathy and E lsa smacked the ball when it came their wa y. If it wouldn't have been for the little runts like Dibby and Esther always getting in the way we mi g ht have done somethin g. At an y rate, Captain Dodo did her p art by ye lling, "Come on , get under that ball! Keep it up! Over with it! Get up there and play the net! " It's a good thing Esther wasn't the ca pt ain because she got hit in the head and the blow partially paralyzed her tongue . Ebba had a nifty serve, but just about that tLme Cathy wo ul d get the giggles and not be able to re turn the ball. And Cathy alwa y see ms to ha ve a peculiar influence on all of us. But, anyway, it was lot s of fun, and Dodo mststs t hat she lost two pounds. So it \Vas worth whil e after all. And just wait until the y see us play baske tball!

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PARTIES The Japanese motif alw ays works out attractively for a part y. The Nu Chapter chose it as the theme-son g for its fall Rush Formal, a dinner dance. "Madame Butterfly," it was appropriately cal led, and the Japanese idea was carried out in decora tion s, etc . As chrysanthemums are both plentiful and reasonable a t this time of year, they were used in profusion on tables and in floor baskets. The orc hes tra was parti all y concealed behind trelli ses, gay with artifi cial flo wer , and a cozy corner ar bor laden w ith the sa me bri g ht blosso ms offered priv acy for " Get -acq uainted " chats. Many J ap a nese lanterns diffused a sof t g low over the gay sce ne. The combination progra m place cards were in th e shape of emera ld and go ld butterflies and g uest favor we re go ld inc ense burners. When brid ge parties fa il , it is often ref res hin g to revive some of rhe old fashioned ga mes to entert ai n un easy rushees, for after all , even forms of amusement run in cycles, and that which was borin g yes terda y brin gs renewed interest toda y. So not long ago the Nu Chapter gave a "Po ker-Face" rush party w ith modernistic decora ti on s and used an old-new ga me , Michigan, for entertainment. A bl ack-an d-wh ite motif was used throu g hout ; hu ge bl ac k-a nd-white fig ures an d desi gn s were placed about the roo ms; w hite chrysanthemums added a li g ht touch; bl ac k-a nd-white t allies and bl ack-and- white cand les decora ted the tables. The refreshments \Vere scones and a white sa lad. The pri ze for high sco re was a bea utiful bl ac k ebon y dresser va nit y box. BA DS OF SPARKLING DIRT Cupid was a ver y busy littl e f ello\v within the "NU" Chapter thi s past year. The bands of sorority ties h ave n ot bee n sufficient in so me cases. Laura Serrafini beca me the blushin g bride of Laura Mae Blake's brother Bob, and from the looks of Dibby's third fi nger we a re led to belie ve that Alice's brother H erbert m ay h ave somethin g to do in makin g the sisterl y t ie stron ger. Bett y K eefer, " The dear littl e ship lo ver," married Ben Godfrey, a nd is livin g in Ca li fornia. Ship ahoy, Bett y, and lots of h appiness . D aisy Gair and F lorence \Vaters kept their m arria ges. secret , but A lph a Si g m a Tau has a way Remember, no sec ret s! !della is a tin y littl e pled ge, but she's not so tin y th at she doesn't show that sparkler off to a good advanta ge . Irene en gaged aga in???? The sa me one or a different one this rime? Lambd~1 Gamma K appa Frat pins see m ro be particularl y prominent ove r the hearts of the A lph a Si gm a Tau. H ow about ir, g irls? li ce Srreles ky and Maureen Mitchel have them. Bernadin e W oma c k, howe ver, JS far more reaching in her que t fo r the right man and she choo es a n A lpha Kappa pin from Co lorado Agg ies ca mpus. There ma y be mo re dirt, but we ha ve n ' t ' ind of it yet , o go cl bye a nd good luc id E. 1. ., " Nu."

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A RUSH BREAKFAST We called this breakfast "A Tee Breakfast, " us.i ng golf accessories borrowed from a nearby miniature golf course for decoratio ns. A s one entered the h all he found himself under the cover of a hu ge, bri ghtl ycolored umbrella, under which were placed a miniature green, a " par" sign, a hole-number sign, golf balls and clubs, palms, and plants. Bridge tables were arranged in the other rooms with plants and various golf "implements" in a va il abl e corners and open spaces. Each table had a center piece arra nged wit h tees and ball s. The breakfast, consistin g of honey -d ew m elon, 'vaffies, sa usages, and coffee, was served Country Club style. After breakfas t we drove the gi rls to the Jack and Jill Indoor Golf Course, where we played golf, bow led , an d danced. The prize for low golf score was a mini ature leather golf bag contain in g six sil ver clubs so made as to be useful as iced teaspoons. TEA BY CANDLELIGHT What co uld be more impressive than drinkin g tea by cand leli ght? The "NU " C hapt er found that its m os t attract ive tea was one of this sort. The receiving room was decorated with baskets of bea utiful lavender and white chrysanthemums, and li ghted dimly wi th candles. In an adjoining room the presi dent poured tea from a silver tea urn at an attractively appointed t abl e covered with a w hite linen cloth. The centerpiece, w hich was a long basket of vario us shades of sn ap-drago ns, button chrysanthemums and fern, was surrounded by ta ll, golden t apers se t in emerald holders . Classica l music was furni shed by one of our talented members. The refreshm ents consisted of daint y sa ndwi ches Nu. and cakes, assorted nuts and ca ndi es. " T O ALPHA SIGMA TAU" Girls I know all sorts of them: Kind girls, worth while gi rls, And girls th at are sweet . But som e girl s ha ve That comradeship, that good fe ll owship That one doesn 't often m eet. I wan t to be one of them, And know That when I'm one of them And after, When I goI will h ave form ed life ties, And firm bonds With these Girls. Au cE SuLuv ,, N, [ 33 ]

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The Omicron C hapter began with one member on the campus this fall, Lillian Moses, President. At a special meeting, called by the president of Pan-Hellenic council, permission was obtained to initiate any old members of o ur local chapter wanting to go national. Thus on Friday even in g of November 21s t , Mrs. Beula Me ei l and Miss Pauline Overholt became members. Although not in school they will be of much service. This was several weeks ago, but now twenty-five rushees to care for ! My! that's a risk . The first week in December is rush weekcan it be possible? Onl y a few more da ys of grace, then we'll know who is who at Concord. On the evening of December 2nd a group of chi ld ren will gather in our beautiful soc ial room to romp and have a big time. Oh, yes , this is the night of our "Kid" Part y. \X'ha t a party! Dolls, candy, ·oranges and w hat not will be had in abundance. After having played games until they are tired and sleepy, these " Kids" w ill be served somet hin g nice to eat. Then they will take their doll babies and go horne, to dream again of childhood days. The dolls w ill be favors and each time they look at these dolls with A. S. T. written on one knee, how can they help dream in g over and over again? On Thursday even ing we will have our Theatre Party. The poor bu driver with all those girls! 1 o doubt, both are going to be rushed. Then, Saturday afternoon our "Big" Treasure Hunt. The Alumnae are putting this across . It wi ll be a great success with Mrs. McNei l as chairman. Little cedar chests containing emera ld and gold mints will be the favors. To cap the climax, the Pan-Hellenic Dance w ill be held Saturday evening in the gym. Those beautiful evening dresses-and beautiful airls to set them off! I can hardly wait until the music starts! Here's hoping each chapter of A. S. T. will have a successful year, and are planning t o have as much fun and success as we are. LILLIAN MosEs.

A MYSTERY What is this thing ca lled pledging, Thi s funny thing ca lled pledging? I've hunted and searched to no avail, If someone only wou ld tell me the tale, It's don't do this and don ' t do that And watch out lest you do. My coat, please, use the side door arry my book , and a thou and things more I hope I'll be saved before I go to m grave In earch of this thing called pledging. R

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. Elizabeth Ann Eslinger . E lrene Kobalt . Mardell He! her . Madalyn Kehl . Lillian Vogt . Miss Edith Glatfelder

HISTORY Sometime in the June of r 9 2 8 a group of congenial girls spent the week-end at a clubhouse near the Meremec river. Martha Hutchison at this time broached the idea of forming a permanent organization-a sorority. The idea was accepted with enthusiasm. We planned at th at time to organize more fully when school began in September. Martha , at this time, also suggested that we call ourselves Rho Phi Gamma. The next September we elected officers, agreed on the name Rho Phi Gamma , received permission from our president, Dr. Purdom, to become a school sorority, and drafted a constitution. We had just ten members: Madalyn Kehl, Mardell Helber, Lillian Vogt, Dorothy Bennert, Ruth Kaenig, Maxine Mirns, Bernice Pace, Ruth Jane Bather, Helen Fay Al sbury, Martha Hutchison. The first meeting was held at the home of Martha Hutchison who is now an alumna-Mrs. T. J. Seidler. At this initial meeting we di scussed the ideals for which we stood, our policies in the future, and so on. Soon after we had two get-acquainted dinners-one at Miss Hutchison's and another at Ibsen's. Our first rushing was most successful. It consisted of a tea at a well -known hotel , a luncheon-bridge at one of our homes, and a dinner (formal) at another hotel. Our initiation into Alpha Sigma Tau has changed things only a little for we discovered that our id ea ls fitted in very we ll with those of A. S. T. Our girls have always been most congenial and close to one another. We are constantly being invited by one girl or another for the week-end , for dinner, or for bridge. Christmas week is usually entirely given over to informal sorority affairs. Our plans for the future are vagueexcept that we want our next rushing to be "bigger and better" than any previous rushing. Fraternally yours, Lr L LJ AN V ocT .

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BLACK FRIDAY One da y that will stand out in the mem or ies of the 1930 pledges of the Sigma Chapter is Black Friday, or informal initiation. Whenever our honorable superiors spoke of this eventful day there was a feeling of awe, wonder, and m ystery among us. That won derf ul day dawned dark and dismal. The question is, was it the day or the poor littl e specks? What a sight we were! Dressed in black with no cosmetics. and hair parted in the middle, we surel y did look like a funeral procession when we were lin ed up for inspection! Tothing exciting happened in school that day, as was expected. The crowning eve nt of the day rook place Friday evening, when we gathered at Doris Con stable's h ouse on Seventeenth Street. After preparing the I unch, we were taken one by one into a dark room and painted with burnt cork and red-rouge. This disfiguration wasn't enough , sc- they rolled down our srockings and braided our hair into long " pigtails." We certa inl y were sweet looking individuals! After this ordeal was over, our superi ors loaded us down like packhorses with the "h uge" lun ch that we had previousl y prepared. (Yes, perhaps there is irony in that huge.) Proceeding down Connecticut Street in sin g le file, man y strange things happened . One poor pledge was forced to beg, another to coll ect stray cats, and others to dance and skip. Some of the potato chips mysteriou ly disappeared, but our honorable superiors never missed them. Arriv in g at the Peace Bridge, we proceeded ro walk aero . Of co urse, there isn't a pledge or superior who would cheat the government. On the wa y across we collected certain numbers of tones and learned th e inscription that wa n't to be found , and "tripped the ]iaht fantast ic." One very beau tiful pledge became skill ed in the .Ht f hailin g ride and then kindl y refu ing them. W e w re uc h uriou loo kin g creat ures that we had difti ulty tn


proving to the Canadian officials th at we were reall y sa ne and hum an. After walking up the shore in the we t we ga thered en o ug h we t w ood to build a fire suitable for roas tin g f rankfurters and m ars hm all ows. Oh, yes! The pledges served thei r honora bl e sisters and took th e remains. Fortunatel y, there was plent y f or all. The " roa rin g" fire was covered with dirt. H av ing onl y three hot-dogs left , we dec id ed to take them down t o the Ca nadi an brid ge offi c ials. In exc hange t hey gave us a half-eaten apple. Ge nerous, we ren' t they ? On the way comin g hom e, t wo du ti f ul pl edges volunteered to jump over the bridge. The one w ho hit bottom fi rst wo uld w hi stl e to the other. Someone w ould intervene when somethin g exc iti ng was going to happen! It was decided th at neither one had the abilit y to whistle loud enou gh. The kettl e and cove r served as musica l inst r uments, and we played " Salvati on A rm y." Our nobl e eff orts we re all in vain. We didn' t eve n rece ive a ni c kel don atio n. E very one was glad when he reached Seve ntee n t h St reet . T wo specks decided to go hom e with out remo vin g the make-up. It w as a good thin g they didn' t meet m an y peopl e. Three others 路we nt home and were "sick. " On the w hole, Black Frid ay was a bi g suc cess. The pl edges went home with the feelin g th at they were better ac qu ain ted w ith their sist er members, and the latter left us w ith the fee lin g th at we were w orth w hile indi vidual s, and w ere girl s th at they wo uld be happy to clain"l as sisters. C ATH E R I NE BR I ' K , Sig 111a C bafJi cr. F ORMAL INITIATION Formal initi ation of Alph a Si gm a T au, Si gm a C hapte r, was held at the Town C lub Saturd ay, November f5 路 After the very impressive initiation serv ice, we passed to the dining hall w here the banquet t abl e w as centered with a basket of bea utif ul mi xed flowers. D aint y coursages tied in g ree n and go ld ribbon m arked the new initi ates covers. The t able was li ghted w ith yellow ca ndl es in crys tal holders. After the banquet , the prog ram was be g un w ith the sin gi ng of the Gold and Emerald. Super io r Mog ul , Ag nes Isaacson, gave a personal we lcome to th e initi ates, then introduce d Mary C legg, \v ho gave us a very sincere and heart y welcome. She was responded to by V irgini a R oc he. A song composed by Ca therin e Brink, one of t he new m embers, was sun g by the initiates. The g ues t spea ker, Mrs. Shu gren , gave, in a very in for mal m ann er, a most impressive and edif yin g t alk. She spoke of t he mea nin g of our sorority. In the college it tak es the pl ace of th e f amil y in th at we are related in sisterhood , th at we all have the sa me hi gh idea ls to work for and th at we should help all , especi all y those in need. In \VOrkin g for fine w omanl y ch aracter and scholarship, we not onl y benefi t ourselves and the sorority , but also the college. In our responsibilities our duty is first to our college, second to our sorority . In helpin g those who are less fortunate th an ourselves, we ca n do mu ch in the way of charity, especiall y this w inter, durin g the depress ion of business . [ 37 ]


The program closed with the smgmg of " Blest Be the Tie that Binds." Eo A ]EWERT, Sigma Cbapter. THE RUSH PARTY Folded between the cymbols of a gaily-colored little monkey were our invitations to the "animal zoo," our first rush party. The visiting hours were from six-thirty until ten; the day was October third; and the keepers, the A. D. T . girls. When we arrived, we found the room filled w ith teddy bears, vicious looking chin a animals; big, loppy, soft, stuffed dogs and bunnies, and paper elephants wound their way around lamps and upon curtains. There were animals of all kinds, sorts and descrip tions. The dinner tables had fascinating little rock ga rdens in the center. The fa vors were littl e china anim als of different kinds, and the place cards were little paper animal pictures, holdin g the names. Pop-corn balls were there to feed the anim als with. The lovely dinner was the first thin g in order aft er all the girls had arrived. Then we played ga mes pertaining to creatures of the lower realm s. Some of the girls en tertained us wit h little ske tches and stones. Presently we found our elves on our way home, fee lin g that our visit to the zoo had been very entertainin g an d profitable. DoRIS


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THE PLEDGES OF ALPHA SIGMA TAU The Sigma Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau pled ged severa l new members this fa ll. They included girl s from the upper cl asses of the Genera l Normal and Home Eco nomics departm ents. The girls are: Doris Boldt, Marion Borst, Katherine Brink, Ruth De Mond, Dorothy Donovan, Carolyn Ewell, Dorothy Green, Edna J emert, Lorraine Mank, A nnetta Me Iair, Eileen O 'Da y, and Virginia R oche. These girls proved to be very good sports in carrying out their duties as "specks." They did not grumble when they were required to write their names in small letters, but when the forma l initia tion wa ~: ove r I overheard one of th em say, " Now we can write our names in capi t al letters aga in, an d I am goin g to wri t e my name in alJ capital letters and put it in the_box." The pledges of Alpha Sigma Tau worked hard on their scrap- book, 路w hic h conta in ed not only pictures of themselves, but also their past history. There was one part in the initi ation that t he "speck " looked forward to with much suspicion in one respect, and with much gladne in the ot her. Their suspi cion wet'e aro used beca use that wa the day of infor mal initiation and there was a big question in each one's m ind as to wh:H was going to happen ro her. The gladne wa because the next day they wou ld be member of the soror it y. The a tt e member proved very g raciou , and the pl edge esca ped " Black rida ,' ~ ithout a car. The most impor t ant event in rhe life of the pledges wa when,


after they had signed the Constitution, they were members of the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau. They all feel that being a pled ge was great fun, but, howeve r, they are certain that bein g a mem ber will be even more fun. The pledged are happy to be welcomed as mem bers of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority and hope that th ey w ill becom e as efficient RuTH D E Mo â&#x20AC;˘o. m embers as their sponsors. THE " JUNGLE JAMBOREE " The dar k brown of the jung le tree, green of the date palms, the orange of the jungle moon and the ye llow of that jungle fruit were m ade a riot of color in the State Teachers' College gy m on the ni g ht of September 26 , for it was the Alpha Sigma Tau " Jungle Jamboree." The deep chant of the jungle came m ysteriously fo rth from behind a hu ge brown paper cage, while the "animals" cavorted about on the floor very nearly represented monkeys in their pla yful antics. \'ife were all caught in the m ys teriou s web spun by the eerie " jungle spiders." " Birds," gorgeous in the brilliant pluma ge, strutted proudly about on the fl oor. "Monkeys" as we ll as the "birds" h ad to eat, so we were f ed anim al crackers and fruit punch w hich indeed disa ppeared like lightnin g. At midnight the spell was broken, w hen the chant of the jungle ceased and the anim als all sca mpered home to slee p the longed-for sleep of the ages. ALicE LARSON, Sigma Chapter. MY LIFE AS A PLEDGE The menaci ng bl ack cloud has at last lifted and we are no lon ger " most v il e and humbl e speck s of the dust," beseeching mercy of our wort h y and hon orable superiors. With this cloud ( the threat of Black Fri day and. all its punishments) have passed forever also our t asks, then si lly and som etim es irrit at in g, but now softened by retrospect. \'ife ( I am displ ay in g herd instinct by considerin g the group of pledges) passed suc cessfu ll y through three weeks of pledgedom wi thout bein g completel y worn out from writing nonsense in t wo hund red words (exactly), wr itin g toasts, c heers, jokes, and making modernistic drawings for the enterta inment of our "Superiors." All of o ur tasks were exception all y well done, du e to the superior talents of the specks. Black Frida y, the low li es t day in every speck's life, was passed through wi th f un erea l atmosphere. Specks, clothed in black, devoid of cosm etics, with h air parted in the middl e, attended classes w hile so lemnly realizin g the p ass ing of pled gedom forever. On the sa me evenin g the "Superiors" properly "squelched" the specks by painting their faces in stripes w ith burned cork and then leading them across the Peace Bridge into Canada for a weiner roast alon g the Niagara Ri ver. The specks being good material for future sorority girl s, enjoyed the ad venture thoroughly. May the pledges who follow us not suffer at our hands more than we suffered from our "Superiors." We are un animous 111 decl ari ng that it was fun. MAR roN BoRsT, Sigma Cba/Jt cr. [ 39 ]


JUNE HOUSE PARTY R owin g fr antic ally around in the middle of the lake in the dark isn ' t so aw full y pleasant, is it? A fter doin g thi s f or sever al hours we fin all y loc ated our dock , unl oa ded all of ou r baggage, boxes, food and w h at not and trud ged up the hill. Now to find the co ttage- A h! a li ght! W e wended our wea r y way towa rd it and di scovere d a da rlin g ye llo w cottage, m odernl y equipped and furni shed. Dumpin g our traps wherever we co uld , we da hed aro un d to fin d the most comfortabl e bed, floppin g and boun cin g on eac h one. Donnin g gay pajamas and coolie coa ts we all adj ourned t o the ve rand ah for a res t , a lon g f amil y t alk ( plus goss ip ) a nd a m idni g ht lun c h of jam san d wiche, t ea and " li fe -savers." At 3 A . M. we piled int o bed, fo ur abreast, and se ttl ed down fo r a minute of quiet and peace. " H eave ns, I must be lyin g in a sa nd pil e," fo ur sm all voices pierced the darkn ess. Wh ile fr om upst airs ca me the unm istaka bl e cry of, "My h air is all st uck toge ther w ith c hewi n g g um! " A ft er brushin g t on s of sa lt out of bed an d co mb in g g um out of a pledge's h air, we aga in cl imbed in to slumber-town. Swish! C rea k! Sounds as if someo ne were co min g upstairs. Suppressed g iggles and gaspin g are most unmi staka ble, yo u k now. W e wa ited patientl y eno ugh, w hil e loud snores carolled fort h fro m the other bedroom. The t wo fi gures h ad reac hed the top of the st airs by th is time and were tip- toein g into the bed roo m fro m w hi ch t he snores were iss uin g . A ft er an el apse of abo u t five seco nds, t he m ys terio us one came f orth , and again descended the c reakin g st airs. Sund ay A. M. -A ll was sere ne until abo ut eight o'c lock . " Last call to brea kfas t ," someon e yelled f rom below. T he snorers das hed out and dow nstairs w ithout lookin g in to a mi rror. If they had they'd h ave seen "g hos ts of t hemselves" fo r sure, for t hey were covered from "s tem to stern" w ith fl o ur and soot , so ca ref ull y ad m inistered by the m ysterious ones. A ft er brea k fas tin g on oran ge ju ice, cerea l, toast, jam and coffee, we donned bathin g suits, rented a ca noe and we nt in search of w:ne rlilies. At eleve n we took a sw im a nd sun-ba th a nd ca me back home agai n hun gry as sixtee n bea rs ( if yo u know how bu11gry tbat is.) M- m - m-m! Smell t hat juicy Swiss stea k litera ll y smo t hered with oni ons and tom ato sa uce. T his was indeed a " feast for t he gods " in our estim ati on. After ea ting and re tin g for about an hour , we dre ed and t ok the fi rst sa il - boa t ride in our lives. "Time to pack up ," so unded the c hap. Tr ud g in g o nce m ore dow n the h ill we w ai ted for t he bo:lt t t.lke u back to c ili vili z:ltion aga in after one of t he m ost exciting hou e p.lrti lV! ARY r.rc . Sigm .t h.t pta. ig m a has eve r kno w n. A merr y heart doet h good li ke medi c in e.

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OFFICERS President .. Luc ille D yer V ice-Preside nt . Do nn a Conroy Sec retary (R ecordin g) . D enise A xell Sec rrtary (Cor res ponding) . Mary O 'R ae Treasurer . Doroth y A llin ger CbaJH' rons . Miss Edi t h L. Mansell-Dr. Gert ha W ill iams

THETA'S NEW S \Veil girls ge t co m fy in a bi g cozy arm -chair and let's have a chat. We've really q uite a bi t of news to tell you , so m uch in fact, that it'shard ro k now where t o st art. I t's always bes t to st art at the beg inning, isn ' t it? So here goes ! On the eve nin g of May 17 we held our largest affa ir of the year, an info rm al dance w hi ch we ca lled a " Spr ing Frolic." I t was held in the m ain dinin g room of the Imperial Ho tel from nin e till one. T he or chestra was absolu tely inspir in g and our crowd was un usuall y peppy. A lph a Sig's banners and co lors made t he decoratio ns q ui te complete. Marguerite Brodi so n was the very apt cha irm an of the affair. Miss E dith Ma n ell and Dr. Gertha \Xfi ll ia ms, our ow n sponso rs, ac t ed as patronesses. Our last ou tsta nd in g eve nt before sc hool c losed was the ho use party ou t at Donna Co nroy's cottage at Wa lled Lake. I t was one eventfu l week-en d-canoein g in t he monoli gh t, sunburn in t he sunli ght , speedboat r iding at 4 p. m. ( !), eat in g at all hours, and sw im mi ng m ost of t he ti me. Upon arr ivin g at t he cot t age Frid ay ni ght, t hree of us (witb Lu's assistance) proceeded ro fa ll in t he lake, n amely Lu , Ma rge and Donna- t his started the week-en d off wit h a bang. Sa t urday even ing Fra nces Rose took t he "plun ge" an d several of us drove back into town to wit ness t he affa ir. (By the way, Fran 's new n am e is M rs. Ed Sherrin.) We saw her last week-end-four of us, inc ! udi ng Fra n , went o ut to the Mic hi gan-Ch icago gam e and she st ill seems t he same old Fran. To go o n with the ho use party- Sunday we ini t iated for m ally He len Gee and J essie J ohnston and elected our new officers of the year-Pres ident, Luci ll e Dyer; Vice-Presi den t, Donna Con roy; Correspond in g Secretary, Mary O' R ae; Recording Secretary, De ni se Axe ll ; Treas urer, Dorot hy A llin ger. Abo ut t he second week of A u gust t here was another u nderc urrent of excitemen t 路w ith m an y showers and savi ng u p of penn ies for anot her of our A lpha Sigs beca me a "better h alf ." Pat Bre nton is now Mrs. Bob Gi ll. \Xfhen we all beca me set tl ed back in sc hoo l t his fa ll we decided we should have some aff air at w hic h we co uld flin g ca re to t he wi nds and reve l in our glory-n amely a ho use p arty.This time we traveled to the f air Do t A llin ger's co tt age at Al gon ac up on Lake St. C la ir. Here we


took in shows, hikes, pin g-pon g, tournaments, roas t s, rid es, te nms and the perform ances of a fe w of our brave sw imm ers. The m ai n ent ert ainment was furni shed by the m ale element of D elta Si gm a Pi. Then alon g ca me rushing wee k, onl y th is year it was "week.s" instea d of "week. " Oh, I' ve for gotten to tell you that we've m oved. Detroit Teachers' Coll ege is now p art of the College of the C it y of De troi t. Inas much as there w ere only two sorori ti es in ou r for mer P an He lleni c and the soro rities of C ity Co llege in vi ted us in to thei r Inter-sorori t y C ouncil , we disbanded our P an H elleni c and now h ave t wo re prese ntati ves, D onn a and J essie, at the co unc il. This accoun ts for many ch anges and adjustments we've h ad t o m a ke concerni n g r ushin g season and for m er traditions. H owever, consideri ng all the con f usion th at took p lace we ca me out q uite su ccessful and pl edged six perfec tl y sc rumptious gi rls: Helen Tu cker, Eva n ge line Tremblay, Betty R y,a n, Ma r y J o Carey, Carmen Delan ey, and D oroth y Stirlin g. O ut r ush parties \vere very differen t this yea r. O ur fi rst was a "Gypsy J amboree ''- low lig hts, t wo fort une tellers, a teacup and a card rea der, gy psy wa itresses, ga m es and reg ul ar gy psy lunc hes tied in gaudy ha nd ke rc hiefs- decora tions, cost u mes and entertainment , all m aintained t he gy psy a tm osphere. O ur next was an inf orm al tea at w hi c h our ow n t alented so loist , Denise, sang. I t seem s we all save the best till las t , don' t we? Th at's w hat we d id with our r ushin g parti es. O ur last party was rea ll y q ui te inspi r ing. It was a f orm al dinner h eld at the Lee Pl aza A part men t-Hote l, in t he Gree n and G old room. A pre ttier pa rt y is h ard t o im agine. T he setti n g was en tirely of li ght, dai nt y colors, including the for m al gown s worn by the girl s. Each g ues t was presented w ith a corsage of mum s a nd yellow tea roses. Inform al dancing and brid ge completed the eve n ing's entertainment. Thus ended our r ushin g season. I mi ght t ell yo u somethin g m ore of the g irls. There are twe n tyt wo of us ac ti ve this year plus our six pled ges- six teen ac tives in sc hool. The rest are out teac hin g. O h, yes, I must tell yo u about ou r br idge we're giv in g nex t Saturday aft ernoon , D ecember 6, at the D etro it-Lel and H otel. Everyone is hust ling aro und sellin g ticket s, ad v isin g, t akin g advise a nd in gen era l everything is in a hubbub. Donna Conroy is in c harge of the affa ir w ith Lucille D yer in ch arge of refres hments; Mary O' R ae in c harge of decorations; J essie Johnston , public it y; Ma rija ne Nothaft, t icket s; Marjorie H owey, pri zes. I guess th at's about all I ca n tell yo u about it now, bu t I'll t ell you all about it nex t time \Ve h ave a ch a t. \V ish us luck. It been g rea t ch atting w ith yo u aga in-yo u always were a n attenti e li ten er, so I'm comin g back aga in. Till tb('l1, bes t of w ishes. DoNNA


"Hop e, not fear, is the cre:ltt ve pr in ci pl e in hum:m afhir. ll th at has m ade m an grea t has spr un g fro m t he attemp t to secure what is good , n ot f rom t h stru gg le to a vert w hat was tho ugh t v ii. " ~ HY






JUST BET\'V'EEN US Thin gs h ave h appened in Thet a sin ce the las t An c hor. 0-o-o, two wedd ings-Pat Brenton and F rances R ose signed away t he prove rbial sin g le st ate las t summ er. A nd here are some secre ts I kn ow you ' ll kee p: Donn a C onroy simpl y dotes on cust ard pie, J ane has had her hair snipped again , and guess w hat we ca ught Jess ie doi ng t he ot her day? She was tryin g to f orce a plu g ni ckel in a ca nned music m ac hin e! The p ledges ca n ' t re member w hether D orothy A llin ger is De nise Axel and visa versa . D emerits for such appallin g mi st akes ! Ma r y Jo nearl y go t lock-jaw on a cara mel las t week and Luci ll e D yer always pres ides at meet in gs w it h her rig h t f oo t on the r un g of a c hair. Shades of Patr ick Henry in our Lu . A nd t hen, Lu cill e Shultz fl irted wi th a street ca r co nductor w hil e Do n na tried to ge t in on h alf fare . Mary O' R ae and Hele n Gee h ave a case on t he college registrar and Doro thy Connel ly spen t half her pay last m onth on a short f ur coat. Margaret G lew spends her spare t ime ridin g u p and down on the schoo l elevator. Bu t I m ust st op before so meo ne ca lls o ut " t at tle- ta le!" DtNJSE AxELL, Th eta Chn jJi cr.

THET A ACTIVITIES How wo uld you like to be packed up, bag and baggage, and moved t o another school durin g t he summ er- when yo u least expected it? T hat's what h appened to us, for Detroit Teachers' College was moved fro m its old building to t he Co ll ege of t he C ity of Detroit t hi s Septem ber. Of co urse we did n't like it very we ll ; it m eant ada pti n g ourselves to an ent irely new situ ation j ust w hen we h ad beco me com forta bl y accustomed to our old Teachers' Coll ege. However, we determ ined to m ake the best of it . I t m ea n t t hat ou r sororit y woul d have to confor m to t he ru lings of t he In ter-Sorori t y Coun ci l at Cit y Co llege. T he d iffic ul ty lay in the fact t hat all t he sororit ies at our new schoo l were loca l sororities and were rather p rejud iced aga inst " nationals." Th e str ife began w hen the r ushing season opened. If both types of sorori t ies r ushed t he same gir ls it wo uld be a free -for-a ll. So it was agreed we should c hoose girls from ou r own edu cat ion al fie ld and the loca l sororit ies t he g irls fr om their general fie ld . A ll was serene unt il two days before our first party. At t hat ti me we made t he alar m in g di scovery t hat t he C ity Co ll ege sororit ies were r ushing gi rl s fro m t he edu cational field as we ll as t he genera l, an d were giv in g a p arty fo r t hem t he sa me ni gh t as o ur own. T his was contrary to t he I n ter-Soror ity Coun cil agreement bu t we set our teeth and con t inued our pl annin g. T he r ushing part ies t urned ou t splend idl y and as a res ul t we pl ed ged six fi ne you ngsters in October. \Ve must say a word here abo ut o ur two house parties . One was held th e las t week-end in Jun e at \Va lled La ke and 路w h at g lor ious t im e we packed into t hose t wo shor t days ! T he other took place t his Septem ber on L ake St. C lair. I t was a bit cold bu t th e g irl s hadn 't tim e to t h in k of the wea ther. Then there was the aft ern oon br id ge at t he De troit -Lelan d Hote l and t he part y at Eva ngeline's. So yo u see we h ave n' t been n appin g. DEN ISE AX ELL.

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PLEDGE LIFE The life of a pledge is a hard one. It is difficult, at time , to take orders with a smile or show no resentment at being " docked " twenty fiv e hard earned points for not compl y ing with the wish of one of the m embers. But we try to appear to en joy Jt. Let us take a look into " Pledge Life" from the pled ge's viewpoint. IN


"Oh, here comes Donn a Co nroy and J ess ie John ston, both c:ur ymg a stack of books. Duck pled ges!" I think they suspec ted we were aro und. Probabl y another twent y -five demerits. With this, three â&#x20AC;˘g uilty pled ges mount the stairs, la ug hin g about " puttin g one over." But it is n ot "over" ye t . H ere comes Doroth y. \Vh a t is her last . name? Quick! I think it is "Allinger. " "Good mornin g, Miss-Miss A llinger. " Another close ca ll. We si mpl y must lear n those las t n ames . I N THE LUNCH ROOM

Upon enter in g th e lun ch room , a p ledge ma y alway be ass ured of mee ting He len Gee, Louise E denst rom , and Margaret Glen waltlng to ha ve their heavy (!) trays carried to the most remote table in the room. Whereupon the willing pledge dons a smil e a nd does a she is bidden. I r THE LIBRARY

By this time pled ges ha ve lea rned not to go mto the third floor librar y between the hours of tw o a nd three. Here 's the secret: Marijane Nothaft and Lucille Schultz are always waiting for someone to " run" to the main library for them . "Yes, Miss Iothaft , yo u want these books sent to Ruth ruff School? " AT MEETINGS

As soon as Lucille D yer arrives all the pled ges are di scree tl y show n to a back room . An hour passes and they are ushered back into the li ving room. Lilli an Stander and Lela Seabaugh are sittin g on those stiff bac k chairs and we are receiving knowin g g la nce . " Let 's do our dut y, pledges!" Misses Sta nder and Seabau gh retire to the large armcha irs. ( To need to tell to where the pled ges retire.) D oroth y Connell y has a reading pla n to be made out for tomorrow, w hich m ea ns - . Marg uerite Brodiso n a nd Grace Meyers are pourin g the coffee. " To yo ur f ee t , pledges." The " f athers" of Marjorie Ho,vi e and Patricia Gill are not ca llin g for them tonight. \Vhich pled ge has her car? And you ma y " drop" Mary John ston :n her house, too. Denise Axel] has forgotten her music, which also mea ns ! t Ia t tho e frightful di shes a re washed. Let's go, pled<>es! B ETTY

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AN HISTORICAL SKETCH Hel-lo, Alpha Sigma Tau sisters! This is station X-1, of Alpha Sigm a T au , situ ated hi gh in the no wclad peaks of the Colorado Rockies! Ahem! Another year is upon us; and as we look around, we find Alpha Sigma Tau ver y much in evidence. Re inforced by th e usual peppy pledges, she trips blithel y along western's fair campus. With th e willin g co-operation of our sponsor, Miss Florence H orn aday , and our new patroness, Mrs. Charles C linton Casey, this is fast becomin g a bi g year. Although we have known Mrs. Casey but a short w hil e, we fee l that it would be imposs ible to love anyone more. Well, folks, rush week, filled more than ever by whir lin g ga ities and some anxiety, finally came to an end. In look ing ove r th e res ults, we actives patted oursel ves on the back and swe lled with just pride, for our " prize" was seven of the most interestin g and lova ble girls in th e college. From tall, queenly Dorothy Allen to short , smilin g and mi schievous Ruth Lowden, the pledges are one in spirit. On October the twenty-fifth, the great moment of the rushees arrived- a sunrise pledgin g service at the home of our sponsor. Light heartedness gave way to solemnity when the gi rls took their vows. Lat er, adorned by their ribbons and pins, they brea kfa sted with the ac ti ves at the home of Mildred Le Master , a sororit y sister. From that time the work began for all pled ges. They have been willing little workers- aided at times by the warning of an easil y wielded paddle! Among their many duties have been helpin g the ac ti ves serve visiting fraternities, washing dishes , running errands, and ge nerall y making themselves useful. When the time for intramural debates rolle9 around, they strove heroically like all true Alpha Sigma T aus. November the seventh, the Xi's went to Hades for their pled ge dance. Flames darting from th e co rners of the College C lubh ouse, in front of the spirited collegian orchestra red ~treamers casting jagged shadows across the soft, ros y glow of the room, and red devils presidin g over the punch table, were among the man y attractions. This ends our program for this time-and we hope yo u have enjoyed U $ as much as we have you. We are signing off a littl e ea rly toni ght to hear our old favorite of how little Johnny squirrel cracked his tooth on a cruel, hard nut. This is station X-I, of Alpha Sigma Tau , signing off. When you hear the single stroke of the chime, it wi ll be exactly ten forty-three and six and one-half seconds, Mount ain Standard time. Are yo u ready? Bong! Your announcer for this time has been Frankie Allen of Western ELLE N ALL EN State College, Gunnison, Colorado. [ 45 ]


" DIRT" AND " SPARKLES" Any " dirt" in Alpha Sigma Tau, you say? I should say 1 oT! Girls, gi rls, such a thing posifiL â&#x20AC;˘el y does NOT exist in Xi of Alpha Sigm a T au! But say ! Did you know thatMaybellc Johnson is no lon ger a Johnson? The dear sister has acquired a sorrow that is not so secre t- nor so sorrowful , if what we hear is true. Anyway, the stor y ends "and they lived h appily ever after" -in Stone City, Colorado. And, too, here's the very dirtiest thin g th at anyone co uld think of. A nd it happened right here in our own Western State College. It really is almost too blush-inducin g to be possi bl e or even probable. Here 'tis : Frankie Allen, our fa ir secre t ary, wh ile trippin g ga il y down town one da y ( tripping, I sa id ) - DID ( tripped ) and fell! Boy, did she fall? And right into the bi ggest, softest IUD PUDDLE !! Can you im agi ne an ythin g dirtier than that? I can't! It's beyo nd m y poor com prehension. Isn ' t that Ruth Lowden just the very limit for a pledge? H ere he get s herself in Dutch w ith the Student Coun ci l for not wearin g her green cotton hose, to let the wide wo rld know she's a frosh-and then comes around with the cheerful news th at she cannot even SEE a da te for a week ! Poor child! But one must li ve and learn to be m ore crafty. It pa ys- or the woma n pays and pa ys- even a pledge. \'V'h at's this bright o bj ect I see ? Oh, yes ! O ur very loveliest " sparkle" of all, Mrs. C har les C linton Casey, who is our new patroness. She's so sweet and kind and beloved to us all that she is our shinin g li ght of lo ve and adoration which w ill safely guide Xi of A lpha Sigma Tau to safe t y over the sea of 1930 and years to come. Lon g m ay this light gleam and sparkl e warmly ! Beloved Mildred Gad d is the glad possessor of a "spa rkler" of another varie t y. Long ma y it sparkle and glea m wi th happiness ! She, \ve all know, is we ll worthy of it, and wi ll prove a lovely guiding star ro her H arold . A nother brightness looms on the horizon. The horizon , this time, is our own college. Lena Wallace, one of our A lph a Tau sisters, is the ediror of the C ureca nti , our college annual, this yea r. Three cheers, Lena! Xi is proud of you! Yes, arid do you know that Mildred Le Master and Ellen got into a very " dev ilish" m ess at our " Hellish" pled ge dance? Yep-they did! They clogged in little red devi l suits and danced wi th their feet, e es, and hearts. Oh, boy-me for pledge dances in Hades ! Speakin g of strength this time-not " dirt " or "sparkles" ( et " park les" it probably should be)-two of our isters are certainly going trong. Ve lm a Arlene and E llen, our Brownie and Blond , are both q ui te sure of their "s tren gth. " Long li ve the " tro n <>' broth r ! \; k now our trength! It co me to me that I've told about all th JUl r bit " that I co ulc! whi per in yo ur ears :tt t hi e sio n , o I mu t a ain impres up n




your minds that we k now that nothin g at all bespea kin g of " dirt " 1s existent in Xi of Alpha Si gma T au. Yea-veril y! So speaks Xi's president , ELL EN


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LIFE AS A PLEDGE " H ey, pled ge, got a duty fo r yo u," c:t lls an act ive. Poor pl ed ge , she's trying to concentrat e on her geometr y, but she hea rs her m as ter' voice. Meekly she fo llows the ac ti ve and alm ost compl etes that t ask when active number t wo r ushes in. " Oh, so this is w here yo u are. I 've been look in g for yo u. You don' t mind washing these stockin gs fo r me, do yo u? " The pledge smiles and ca rries away the st oc kin gs as t ho ugh it were a great honor bes towed upon her to have t he priv il ege of was hin g an ac ti ve's hos ier y. At las t the pled ge fee ls she is ge tting t he brea ks. She has a date. In happy anti cipation she pl ans w hat she is goin g to wear. She has it all pl anned, \v hen w ho should burst unexpec tedly in t he room but an acti ve. " Sorry, pledge, but I' ve go t to have th at gree n dress of yours." (The ver y one you w ere pl annin g to wear that ni ght. ) You hand it over with a smil e and as k politely w hether or not the ac ti ve doesn' t w ant you to press it for her. The active does! Ah! bu t that is the leas t of it. N ow th at your ac tive sister has borrowed yo ur dress she needs the res t of the p araphern ali a t o go with it , such as hat , shoes, stockin gs, et cetera. Poor pledge ! Thi s m ea ns she's goin g to have to brea k the date. The onl y thin g she has left to wear is one neck lace, t wo brace let s plus a las t year's dress. She depos its her nickel and begins to expl ain to the boy f riend \v hat a terrific hea dac he she has developed si nce she saw him las t. She sighs in relief when she hea rs him say, " Oh, it doesn ' t m atter in the leas t. I was just goin g to ca ll yo u up and tell you I'm having a test tomorrow and I think I'd better stud y toni ght. I'll be seein' you. " T w enty minutes pass. The pl ed ge looks out of the window. O h ! Oh! There, goin g up the street was her boy f ri end and-her ac ti ve sister w ith the pled ge's wa rdrobe. In spite of all this, we love our acti ve sister and-sh! sh! Please don ' t let this get out, as we shouldn' t wa nt any acti ve m ember to know it-there is nothin g that thrill s us an y more th an t o have an ac ti ve borro w some thing from us. I almost for got-there is an exception and th at is t o say we are Alph a Si gma T au pledges. EVELYN


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. Alice M. R ea d . Dorothy Palm er . Edith Furst . Margaret R. Beeson . E liza beth K ell . Sara E. Wilson . D oro th y Drake .. E leanor Miller . Miss J es ie Scott Himes .. Mrs. R. S. MacDougall



\\/'hat a g lori ous day thi s ha s bee n for m e! All of m y gi rls came back to me-every one of them-eighteen in number -and they are all so glad to be bac k. I can see it so plainly in their greetings t o each other. As for m e-havin g m y girls back 路 is makin g me li ve again. I' ve been lonely these last three months, with mos t of them away from me. Of co urse, Kitlen W ag ner, E lea nor Mi ller, and Peg Gschwendtn er we re here w ith me this summer for six weeks. Gerry Conway and Sall y Wil so n were bac k to visit me for a few days, too. ( But I think they had another reason for their visit-I saw so little of them. ) Now, ho wever, I am of utmost Importance. They haven ' t fo rgo tten me aft er all , and I'm g lad. SE PTEMBER


The g irls had their first mee tin g toda y. It seems very natural to hea r them chattin g all around me. They were all t alkin g at once, tellin g me about their summ er vacation and the girl s who h ave gone out from under m y wing. I miss the gir ls who left last year mos t , perhaps, but alrea dy the y are t alking about new g irl s to fill the vaca ncies m y graduates have lef t. There real ly are so me clever fres hmen on Ca mpus. Some of them w ill so me day ca ll me "Mot her," and I shall try to be a rea l mother to them. O cTOB E R


w 路ell , Diary, I feel that toda y bas been a succe s. fy g irl s gave an Inter-so rority Tea in the Blue R oom this afte rnoon fro m four until six. It was a delightfu l ort of a party-the room \Vas decorated hi appropri ately with autumn leaves. The member of Beta 1 ma .1nd Rho O mega Lambdau ( both loca l ) were invited, toget her with t heir ad vi or and t he women of the hc ulty :~ nd "fa ult r wive.' ' [\' c h:~rmin g " A l" R ea d po ur d, and Mid A ll en :~ nd ally '\ il on r eivd


the guests. Betty Kell w as ultimately respon sible for the s uccess of the tea, for she is chairman of the Social Committee and presided over the kitchen. Nov EMBER 7 Just thirty-one yea rs ago A lph a Si gm a T au, the mother of all of us, was born at Ypsil anti. My girls celebrated th at g lori ous event with a party at the home of Bet t y Fillmer, m y on ly da y-room g irl. Betty had planned a part y previously and decided that we ought to remember Alpha Sigma T au's birthday. How very appropriately and pleasa ntl y he did it. In loya lt y to the one whose birthd ay we hon ored , she carried out our emerald and gold color scheme. We san g our songs (dear to the heart of every girl) , played games and ate (of course). The most impressive part of our celebration was a luncheon se rved in cand leli ght. The sa lad was m ade of ye llow pineapple, pea rs colored green , and ye ll ow ma yo nn a i ~e . I t's loyalty plus when the colors are carried out even in the food. My g irls have such fun w hen they can be free to pl ay together for a littl e while. They are all so very dear to me. NovEMBER I 3 Tod ay the g irl s bega n their fir st organized searc h fo r new sisters. It is ver y interes tin g to me to see the new girl s and to see how they mix in with m y girl s. A lrea dy I see seve ral likely ones. You see, Diary, I' ve been keepin g m y eyes open. The Treas ure Lunch thi s afternoon was a prog ress ive aff air and began \Vith fruit cocktail, se rved in the cozy littl e home of our F ac ulty advi sor , Miss Himes. Then we all moved on to Bett y F ullm er 's home, where hom e- m ade meat loaf , sca ll oped potatoes and pineapple sa lad and hot roll s were served. The waitresses were dressed in emera ld and go ld apron s and caps and th e rooms were decora ted with our co lors. For the last course, golden spon ge cake w ith g reen whipped crea m and coffee, we journeyed to Mrs. Mac's home. Mrs. Mac is our patroness. My girl s owe her much; she is ever working for their we lfare. The party concluded w ith a sea rch for the hidden t oy automobiles (favors) w hi ch were to carry them home from the Treas ure Lunch. NovEMBER TS

The Animal Party was suc h fun for m y girl s and the rushees alike. We are all learn ing to know th e new g irl s better. They are all such lovely girls that it wi ll be hard to eliminate an y of them, I fear. Yet I ca nnot possibl y t ake all of them , sweet as they are. We played anima l ga mes, had a Noah' Ark cake, served anima l crackers, coffee and sa ndwiches. The part y was rather short, but just long enough to st ir up some enthu sias m! NovEMBER 22

Toda y has been our forma l rushin g da y. It was closed to every other sorority, so we had fu ll sway. It was our "Good Lu ck Day. " We bega n with a C lover Leaf Brea kfast at a small hotel in Mill Hall, three miles away. Th e pl ace cards were small gr ay footballs ti ed w ith [ 49 ]

THE ANCHOR maroon ribbon (our college colors). Inside was an in vitation to a cocoa pour after the football game that afternoon . Our day ended with a formal dinner and dance at Achenbach's Party Garden. It was cleverly decorated in emerald and gold. The dessert was golden ice cream, with A. E. T . in green on the top. The small cookies that were served with it were a golden brown with green frosting. At the conclusion of the eve nin g each rushee was presented with one of our own yellow tea roses. This has been a bi g day and the only thing I hope for is that m y g irl s-prese nt and future-had a good time. OVEMBER 23 Silent Da y and all its inconveniences is just about over n ow. How stra nge it seems to m y girls not to be able to talk with those girls whom we have befriended these last three weeks. Tomorrow will ring the final note on rushing an d I think I shall be glad , for it has been a strenuous, though thorou ghly delightful , three weeks. NovEM BER 24 We pledged fifteen clever girls to loya lt y to Alpha Sigma Tau this afternoon. What a strange feeling it is to see new faces in my rooms. I shall never get used to it, I'm sure. It's ever new, sa d, yet happy. TovEMBER 26 I'm all alone and lonesome again. My girls have all go ne away from me for Thanksgiving vacation. However, they wi ll be back on the first of December, ready to begin the initiation of their "new little sisters." I think I shall rest until they return. A RECIPE THAT NEVER FAILS 6 sheets of scrap paper. I pencil. A cup-pie of ideas. Mix thoroughl y. Apply eraser w hen necessary. Sift. To this mess y mixture add: 6 sheets of ink paper. I pen (stub or otherwise). r bottle of ink. Beat well, until mixture becomes six papers of wel l organized material. Fold papers carefully into an envelope. Seal. Address. Add fLO R ENCE K YS E R. Mail imm ediate ly to T HE ANCHOR.

ALPHA-Continu rd jro111 Pa gr r -f "Of co urse there are rooms at the sorori t y house that mu t be clea ned-just another job for the pledges. " o wom an co uld be more happy than I , when I received the bid for 'Alpha Si g ma Tau ' sorority. " I think we have been u in g this ' phone long enough, o for .1ll rh g irl f A lph:t lupter- o long ' til n xt time!" [ 5




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. M arga ret M. M acD onald . .. Ruth J. Hold en . Lorn a Roberts C ruicks hank . Evelyn A. G ram pp D orothy H eat h McGar vey . . J ani ce La ing . A rlein Kee n . Mae Ha mm ond E lli s

A form al Valentin e D ance h as bee n planned f or Fe br uary qth , t o be g iven in the Geo rgian R oom at the Hotel Statler. Comin g at a good tim e of the year, this dance, w hi c h h as beco me a cust om of Si g nn C hapter, is always very popul ar. A lthough no date h as bee n set, a w inter houseparty is bein g arran ged and r um or has it th at it w ill be a w ow l As we all kn ow, Th an ksg ivin g this yea r was not a part ic ul arly h appy one f or great nu m bers of unf or tun ate people. H owever, th e so rrows of three f amili es were turn ed t o joy th rough the combined efforts of t h ree of our members and the cheerf ul donat io ns of the en ti re sorority . No engage ments h ave been ann ounced recently. H owever , Miss Ruth H olden seems deepl y interes ted in va rious apartments avail abl e for some f uture date. H ow about it, Ru th ? Ca therine Smith h as aroused some of our inqui siti ve n atu res still f urther. In case yo u h aven ' t heard, consul t Ca therine. D an C upid , w ho is eve r on the alert , spran g severa l sur prises th is past summ er, am ong w hi ch the follow ing were of parti c ul ar interest: A ugust 6th. The m arriage of M iss Sall y Bea rd to Harry Va n Bo unt , Jr. , at Lancas ter, . Y. A ug ust 16th. L ucil e E . Hull t o J oseph Shaw Stee n at Berge n, N.Y. September 9 th. Mi ss Dorothy H eath to J ames C. McGa rvey in Buffalo. It h as also bee n brought to our attenti on th at the " Baby Spoo n C ommittee" h av e bee n ca lled upon aga in to f urnish thi s art icle to little Miss Gl endora Jean Frank, age 2 months, daughter of M r. an d M r . J oseph Fr ank (Glendora) . Our pl an of mee tin gs w hi ch orig inated las t year is aga in bein g ca rried on w ith considerabl e success. Throu gh this pl an , int eres t has bee n grea tl y increased and a larger attendan ce developed. Supper parties are held once a month at the homes oÂŁ va riou s m embers. The mea l is se r ved promptl y a t 6:30 in order th at plenty of tun e may be allo,ved fo r the

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business meeting which follows. At the co nclusion of the meeting a social evening of bridge is enjoyed. Attractive talleys and prizes heighten the pleasure of the game. A number of special parties have been arranged for the season. The first of these was the annual bridge party held at the Park Lane Apartments on November 8th. Among other important events planned is the Christmas party to be given at the home of Winifred Cruickshank on December 15th. On January 17th, the active chapter is having one of its most important parties of the year in the form of a bridge party to be held in two of the socia l center rooms at the nt-w Buffalo State Teachers' College. The actives are looking forward to a large attendance at their first function in the new College. ~l l l !ll lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllltlllll ! llllll ! ll l llllll llllllllltllllllllllllllll lll ltlllllllllllllll lllllllllllll llllllllll lllllll llllllllllll lllll~




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On October 4th, O la Hiller gave a lovely bridge luncheo n in Pontiac for the ' 22 and ' 23 Alpha Alumnae. The home was decorated with the sorority's particular yellow roses, one of which was given to each g uest upon leaving. Those present included Allura Exelby (Mrs. Richard Custer), Gertrude Lippert of Lansing, Margaret Meeha n (Mrs. Ray Miller), Catharine Meehan of Port Huron, Emily Beyschlag (Mrs. Gerald Fitzgerald), Margaret Gardner, Ella Butzer, Esther Field (Mrs. W. J. Lippert), Carrie Washburn (Mrs. H . Staehle) , and Delb Mae Veley (Mrs. Henry Jostes) of Detroit.

A TRIBUTE A s true and loyal as can be, L oving to the last degree, P olite in manners, very kind, Hi gh ideals of might and mind Al ways the same. Sunny dispositions here, Indulging in nothing ca usin g fear, Gi ving willingly what they ma y, M akin g other people gay, Al ways the sa me. These traits are shown tO All , both stmll and bi g, b "U" th e gi rl of "A lpha Si g." D oROTI IY


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