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THE ANCHOR DECEMBER ·1 93 4 VOL . X

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• Th is issue is dedicated to Miss Luella Chapman and Miss Mary Cook , who retired from National offices in August.

• Published twice yearly

by the Alpha Sigma Tau Fraternity

CONTENTS Page How ] t Feels to Be Natio na l President .. On Being Alumna: Secreta ry ... Dear Old Alpha igma Tau (Poem) .. . The National Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . Impre sions of the Convention . . . . . . . . . . . The Ca e for Exp ression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ts the oror ily Girl a Snob? . . . Gree k Letter H ouses at Buffalo Stale T eac hers Co ll ege . . . . . . . . . late's Tew Curri cu lum My Adopted Boys . . . . Alpha igma T a u (Poem ) " Back t o Prosperity " . . . An In d ia n Lege nd . .... . A La lin g Memory . ........ . . .. . Conve nti on- Conformity . . . Aren't We T eachers H avi ng Fun ? . Repo rt of Scholarsh ip Committee for Year Closing June , 1934 . .. ... . . .... . ..... . . .. .. . .. . . A Poet's Praye r (Poem) . . Friendship .. . .... . .. . . orority a nd the Graduate Th e Chi cago Fair ... Hi tories . .... . ................ Chapter News .... . . .. . ... . Alumn a: News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \ 'ita! Stati ti cs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directory .. . ........ .. . ..... . . . .. .. ..... .

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THE XATlONAL OFFICER .Jbov c: Mrs. Mary Louise Doyle , I\ational Editor and Historian. Center, left: Mrs. Clara Schumann , N:~tional Alumn.:c ecrelary. Right: Edith 1\Iansell. Below, left: Mr . Carrie W. taehle, National President. t'ntu: fr . wend lyn Ridderhof, National Trea urer. Right : Mary Jane fanche ter National


THE ANCHOR OF ALPHA SIGMA TAU How It Feels to Be National President RECE~TLY

received a letter from Ferne humate of Omicron Chapter telli ng about the Founder ' Day banquet. I was much interested in the program \Yhich con isted of several toasts given by alumme, facul ty advi ers, and others. T he titles of all the toasts were written as I have written the title of thi _ article , with the speakers' names, of course, ch2.nged each time. I thought that it wa rather unu ual, and so some of the national officer are carrying out the arne idea. Fir t of all I appreciate the confiden ce in me which the delegates manife ted at the convention when they chose me to be the third national president of Alpha igma Tau. It i an honor and a privilege which I hoped orne clay to be worthy of bu t li ttle dreamed when I went to Cleveland that it would be given to me there. I realize the re ponsibility involved but . eldom thi nk about it a it leads to many do ub ts and worr ies. I have fo und that if a per on li ves one econcl at a time and doesn 't worry abou t the next that he accompli hes more, is happier and more congenial. I have a deep feel in a of thankfuln ess and security in the fact that I have uch plenclid officer and committee chairmen to work with. They a re all exceed inaly loyal and co-operative. I areatly regret that Luella Chapman and Mary Cook found it necesary to leave the ouncil. Ever sin ce I have known M iss Chapman , I have r garded her a a person to be admired fo r charm, po ise, and loveliness. I enjoyed working with her for seven year and am so rry that she is no longer the final arbiter for lpha Sigma Tau . Likewise I value the friencl _hip of l\Ii Cook and admire especially her whol esomeness. She is ce rtainly to be congratulated upon her high attainments as a Girl Scout leader, and we are proud that she is one of our isters. I enjoy the contacts which I am having as president with the other :\ .E. . ororities. I have been read in g with much interest T!t e Laurel of Pi Kappa iama, and Til e Pftoenix of Alpha Sigma Alpha whi ch came thi week . They too, had conventions last summer. I was very happy to meet the girls of Theta Chapter at a tea given one unday afternoon for their rushees. I also enj oyed being present at a tea in Yp ilanti given on homecoming clay by Alpha Chapter fo r the alumnre. fter the tea Edith Mansell , Loui se Bohlen and I had dinner with Mi ss . da A. Norton , one of the fo under of lpha Sigma Tau and ever sin ce a devoted member. The four of us had worked together on the first National Council , and consequently our reunion was most pleasant.

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Finally I rejoice that back in 1924 I joined the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau. The friend ship, inspiration, and ideals gained from sorority life have been most worth while. These are my feelings-appreciation, gratitude, regret, happiness, and above all a hope that I shall be able to perform my duties in a way that will be most beneficial to all. CARRIE

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On Being Alumnae Secretary

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incumben t in the most recently created national office, it behooves me to be both modest and brief. My first reaction after the election at our enjoyable and profitable convention in Cleveland last summer was one akin to inflated ego. This feeling of elation soon gave way when events impressed on me in no uncertain terms that with every honor there is a corresponding responsibility. The deeper I go in to the work of my new office, the more varied my feelings and reactions become. I feel like a judge, trying to impress every member of Alpha Sigma Tau with the fact that she is sentenced to work for our sorority for life ; like a director at the bureau of missing persons, endeavoring to determine the identity and location of every alumna member as well as her status in li fe; and finally like a map maker , learning the names of towns and villages I never knew existed and through them realizing what a truly national organization our sorority has become. The work of the alumnce secretary is new and not yet as well organized as we hope to make it. In spite of its newness I already have seventeen able assistants as alumnce representatives from all the active and inactive chapters. With their help, I hope by work which will unify and revive the interest of the old " grads" in Alpha Sigma Tau to prove my appreciation of this opportunity to be of service to our sorority.

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CLARA SCHUMANN

Dear Old Alpha Sigma Tau When the harv est moon was shining I lost my heart t o you. From a ll the rest I chose the best , and yo u're th e one Dear Al pha Ta u. Friends may co me and friends may ao I'll love yo u just th e same I know, " And lhis song to you we' re singing D ea r Al pha Sigma Ta u.

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The National Treasurer );TROD CI?\G-not l\ladame X nor the Mystery Woman, nor the :Masked oprano-but your new National Treasurer. Consider your hand taken in fraternal gree~ing. Contrary to the rules of best behavior, I am going to talk about myself, for I know you will want to know something about the person who has as her task and responsibility the detail concerning the National Treasury. trange to say, I had considered not going to the Cleveland Convention, but when the date of its opening came near, I was overjoyed, because I had decided to go. It was a fine opportunity to see again the girls I knew and al o to ee new face and make new friends. Then during the Convention, it happened. When it was all over I found myself in a new .relationship to Alpha iama Tau, a relation hip that promises to be a very nice one, for I will have a better contact with you gi rls and will get a cl earer picture of the orority a a unified fraternity. I have taken over my dutie as Treasurer with pleasant anticipation. It i going to be a valuable experience for me and I can tell already that it will be very intere ting. I want at this point, to tell you that I feel a deep sen e of appreciation at being cho en for this office and sincerely assure you that I will do my be t in the interests of Alpha Sigma Tau. I hardly know how to expres in words the feelings I have as National Trea urer. I do feel a new enthu iasm, a new outlook for the future. I feel that I will be a better Alpha i"'ma Tau member and I hope that sometimes I will be in trumental in creating in the hearts of some of you girls a stronger lo e for our fraternity and in strengthenin g the bond that holds u all together. GwE DOL YN GusE RmnERHOF

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Impressions o~ the Convention DELTA ERHAPS my most outstanding reaction to the Cleveland convention is my realization of the true significance of Alpha Sigma Tau, not alone locally but al so nationally. HeretoJore, I knew dimly that there were many chapters of Alpha Sigma Tau over the country, but, aside from a vague curiosity about them , I felt no definite , binding kinship. Until the convention I did not once imagine the intricacies of organization of which we, as a chapter and individual s, are an integral part. National-mindedness politically and socially is a thing taken for granted among college students. It is important that we Alpha Sigma Taus establish ourselves more firmly than ever by that strong tie, national-mindednes . Does it not add much to the meaning of Alpha Sigma Tau to know that hundreds of girl s over the country have taken the same vows and are bound to us by the same ties that we, as one chapter are bound to each other? The convention was just as interestin g as far as meeting the national officers is concerned. I am amused when I think of the first morning session ; it made me think of some sort of a laboratory. We were all engrossed in examining, weighing, and analyzing each other. How different it was the second day ! We were "sisters" then and the fun part of the convention had begun. All restraint and formality had vanished miraculously. Business was conducted in an interesting fa shion ; meetin gs were enriched by contributions from all chapters. The convention has been a source of inspiration for my sorority life at school this year. It has been a guiding factor in many of the policies we have worked out for ourselves and ideas exchanged among various chapters have made our store a wealthy one. It is wise, I think , to be planning ahead for the next convention so that it may be even more worthwhile in value received. Girls, Alpha Sigma Taus from everywhere, be conventionminded and national-minded in your own inimitable A ~ T fashion.

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ZETA The word national might imply a group of people having common interests. A~ applied to our Fraternity it means that women in many parts of the Umted States are grouped together because of common interests and路 that interest is the welfare of the Alpha Sigma Tau Fraternity: hence the twelve active chapters and the eleven alumni chapters with a continued growing interest shown by the formation of new chapters. This idea wa the most impressive conclusion I formed from the convention . There are two local sororities and one local .f raternity on our campus. We are the only national group and so our interests tend toward local affair . The feeling of nationality is hard to gain and retain .


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The immensity of the entire organization was new to me. The realization that I have si ters all over the United States who are as desirable to have as friends as was represented by the group at the convention, is something I shall never forget. A natural result of this idea would be a keener interest in the affairs of the national organization and especially so of the national officers. Little did we realize the respon ibility and work connected with a national office. Our chapter as well as conditions on our campus have improved as a direct result of the convention. Already new idea have culminated in material additions as well as men tal, social, and moral growth. Convention are certainly worth the effort and sacrifice made by each individual in the na tional group if each chapter has profited as much as \Ye have. \ IRGINIA CHEESMAN

IOTA ' In. pirational" i the word tha t may well be used in describing the Alpha igrna Tau ::\l"ational Conventi on. To bring national and local officers together, to mingle idea , to plan activit ies, and to discuss our various problem were some of the benefits of such a meetin g. It is a general feeling that the national organization and organizations in other states are so distanta far away from each other. To me , that is one of the greatest advantages of our onventi on- it brings u together . Things concerning other chapters that come to u. through the ANCHOR and through other written material now live. It ceases to leave the im pression of " ju t so many words." The fell ow hi p enjoyed, the new friends made, the plans laid for the bettermen t of . lpha igma Tau , and the high sorori ty spirit dominatin g all of these thing are the fact I offer in defense of my statement that the Alpha Sigma Tau onvention \Ya " in spirational. " R uTH HoRTO N

OMICRON Of all the happy expe riences tha t I had at the na tional convention , I enjoyed most meeting the national officers and the representatives from the other chapter of Alpha igma Tau. Even though we had come from !:'ections of the coun t ry as widel y separated as Colorado in the west , New York in the east, Michigan in the north , and West Virginia in the south , we were all of kindred minds. We were all sisters in a fine national organization- an orga niza tion of which all of us learned and understood more through the even ts of the convention. 0lot only did the conven tion afford us an opportunity to transact the busine s of the orority, but it permitted us to di scuss and solve our local problems through the sy mpath y and advice of all the other sisters. We dined together, journ eyed together, and even shopped together (postcard s and autograph books ); all of which enabl ed us to kn ow better that you in your collerre and I in my college are real ly very much alike.


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Just as two twins are not exactly alike yet resen:ble each o.ther so great!>' you can not distinguish which is which, so it was w1th the natwnal conventiOn of A~ T. We all had our individual problems, yet, when we put them together, they were practically the same. . "All in all and all in all" the national convention stands as a bnght gleam in the candle which is a part of A ~ T's coat of arms FER E SCl-IUMA TE

The Case for Expression T HAS been said that the best indication of a man 's character is his hobby- the pursuit he follows in his hours of leisure, the work he does when he need not be doing anything. If this be true, one had better choose his hobby carefully and pursue it wisely. When we consider that one may choose his hobby from almost the entire range of activities within his scope of living, it seems incredible that we, the vast majority of Americans, are content to spend our leisure time as pectators. It is both pathetic and ridiculous that we, a progressive people, are willing to stand passively watching while the precious time goes by in which we might be living most satisfyingly. It is unbelievable that in these hours when we might be living most thrillingly we are willing, yes eager, to accept our thrills vicariously. The fish in Mammoth Cave, after years of existing without need of eyes or ears, now have only light spo ts where these organs used to be. May we not suppose that our perceptions may be dulled , our talents dwarfed, through persistent disuse? We cannot plead lack of intelligence as our alibi; surely with our libraries, museums, parks, schools, and community centers we cannot offer lack of opportunity as our excu e. What then is the reason for our mass preference to let someone else perform? Perhaps the answer i specialization. We have been taught to regard the specialist with high admiration , whether his line of achievement be in baseball, drama or ping-pong. Our admiration for his skill has gradually overbalanced our desire for selfexpression to the extent that we prefer to spend our leisure watching his highly skilled efficiency rather than to develop our own mediocre pO\"Vers. But we can pull ourselves out of the lackadaisical attitude into which we have fallen. A progressive nation , enthusiastic and forceful , when we realize the satisfaction of self-expression we need not be lono- in recovering from the case of "spectatoritis" that now stifles our individual develop路 ment. May we use our leisure wisely, our talents generously.

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Is the Sorority Girl a Snob? f1 GLAX CE

at the local college paper and indeed the papers of other campuses, reveals quite alarmingly, I think , tha t the New Deal and the Lindbergh ki dnappers are not the only issues before the public at pre ent. A que tion is at stake, it seems that concern s us as Greek as sorority girls, as Alpha Sigma Taus. It is a question that arises on any campus where the Greeks are prevalent. It i the question that concern the attitude of the soro ri ty gi rl toward her friends, her coll ege, toward people in general. he is bei ng put on the carpet, so to speak . She is bein g forced to an wer the question: 'I s the sorority girl a snob?" The non-affiliated say that he is, and rightly so, perhaps. I n spite of all we argue in the other direction, the fact remain s that when the individual join. an organization as a fres hm an, he i not a stereotype and doesn 't expect to become one. :\ few year later, as a grad uating senior, she is fi rst of all, a Pi Phi , a Kappa, or an Alpha igma Tau, and after that she is a mu ician a teacher, a scholar. Somehow or other durin g those few years he ha acquired the idea that that is what she is expected to be, that that i the accepted mode of living that that is what going to coll ege means. Other ki nds of people exist, yes, but only passively as fa r as she is concerned. The po in t of departure on any conversation is liable to be, " What . orority i he? " Perhap thi is not nobbery. Perh aps it is only a co mplete group con ciousness that i a bit too overwhelming to be bothered trying to overcome. Perhap it is indiffere nce toward the in trinsic values of the organization in the light of what the extr in sic values appear to be. Perhaps, even, it i the fact that he doe n't reali ze that he has anything to give, but only a lot to receive. ~ot long aao at the annual Panhelleni c banquet here a t Michigan, thi s que tion wa brouaht up, and Dean Ll oyd made a statement that is wo rth con ideration. he aid, 'If the orori ties are on tri al fo r their exi tence, and if they are to face the is ues squarely and honestly, one of the things their member must remember i that everyone does not like a sorori ty girl. ' How true it i . If only we could see how li ttle difference there really is between ourselve as orori ty gi rls, and , let us say, clerks, or stenographers, or even just non-affili ated college girls. H ow much better if we were to be just air! first of all , and then, if you will, so rori ty girls or even P i P his or Kappa or lpha igma Tau . We may be onl y a small part of the grea t organization of Panhell eni cs, bu t wherever we are judged, the sorority girl is judged. We will always be sorority girls. We will always be Alpha Sigma Taus. Need we be snob ?

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Greek Letter Houses at Butfalo State Teachers College UFFALO State Teachers Colleae is a "non-dorm" school, and since we have a large number of no~-resident students the qu~sti~n ~rises as to where these students shall live. The need for clormttones ts an ever-present problem to be faced. The Dean of Women provides for the women of the college very efficiently ; many live in home as "studenthelpers," and others room at places meeting with her approval. Formerly, the need of dormitories was not felt so keenly; since our situation in a large city insured the registration of a majority of local students. With the growth of the rural movement, both in population and teaching po sibilities, there has recently been an influx of out-of-town students who must be accommodated in some way. As the Greek letter societies are composed of the outstanding members of the college, naturally they might be expected to start this movement 路 however due to lack of sufficient funds, little has been accomplished to elate. There are the seven A.E.S. sororities on our campus, and three fraternities. This year one of the sororities has started a Sorority House which is on trial for a year before it will be officially recognized by the college. Last spring, Psi Phi, one of the fraternities, celebrated the first anniversary of their house. Inasmuch as this is the first, and one and only house sponsored by a college group, there has been not only a certain distinction accorded them , but also an intense interest in the management of the project. At present there are nine non-resident members living there. The current expenses are defrayed by these men in the arne manner as in any co-operative dormitory plan; while the permanent upkeep and payments on the principal are accomplished by a house tax levied on each active member, and the pledges of money from their large body of alumni. They purchased the house through a loan of money from a very generous faculty member. He is being reimbursed, with both principal and interest, as speed ily as the fraternity members can accumulate surpluses over the regular fraternity budget. They estimate that possibly within ten years- and not more than twenty years- the house will be cleared of all debt. Psi Phi House is located on Elmwood .\venue at the corner of Bedford Avenue, a few short blocks from the campus proper, and in a fine, comparatively new residential section known locally as "Nye Park. " We feel it safe to prophesy that thi situation is a aood investment for the years to come and extend best wi , hes to Psi Phi. Thu far in their operation of the house the men have 1 roven very hospitable in baring it for social function s with other Greek organization 路 ; and have certainly , t an example for others to ob:erve and from which to profit. Thi 路 movement on our campus toward Greek , ociety house L, a, , tat d

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previously new and of small proportion . It is difficul t to say whether the movement "路ill contin ue to grow or even if it is wholly desi rable un de r our ituation. \\'batever the future may be however, it i bound to be determined by the succe s or failure of these pioneer groups. Perhaps several year from now igma, in retrospect, will be surp rised at sen timen ts here expres ed . l\Ieanwhile we'll be in terested in hearing how the Greek letter hou es on your campu originated, are now operated, and thei r values. MARY WHITING,

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State 's New Curriculum :\A G RATED at Buffalo tate Teachers College this year is a new four-year curriculum proposed to offer to the student a more balanced program advantageou to teacher preparation. Under thi s new plan the cour e i outlined for the tudent of education, providin g sequen tial and continuou program in Elementary Education, Chil d Developmen t and Engli h to be followed by comprehen ive examin ations at the end of the third year. The object of the e examinations i to effect an accumul ation and retention of material. All in truction in methods will be incorporated in the Child Development sequence and the semester of cadet teaching. At the clo e of the econd year's work all studen t will be required to take objecti e examination in each of the elemen tary school subj ects. Failure in the e will demand extra p reparat ion in extension and summer se 路ion before entering upon practice teaching. In addition the tudent, th rough the three year pre-service curriculum , mu t complete three cour e in each of the e liberal cul ture fi elds: science or a continuation foreign language, social studies, music, fi ne and applied art health and physical education. In the fo urth year a combi ned cour e of practice an d confe rence on adet-teaching problem growing out of practice situations is to be had providing for twenty hours of cia sroo m teachin g and five hours of student conference per week. Provi ion for fiftee n hours of electives in the fourth year is guaranteed, a wide variety of subjects being offered. The entire four-year program wi ll henceforth be required of all who vvish to teach in the elemen tary chools, thus fi na lly pu tti ng the preparation of an elementary school teacher strictly on a fo ur-year basis. I t is believed that thi feature make the program of the Buffalo State Teachers College unique among the teacher t raining institu tions of the coun try. Of course the time is not yet ripe to comment on the effi ciency or superi ori ty of uch a p rogram. Eviden tly it will take so me years to prove its worth, it pre ent inaugu ration being in the nature of an experimen t. For the present the p ros and cons must lie do rman t until justification of adverse or favorable criticism is apparen t.

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My Adopted Boys Sequel to Story on Page 15 of the Anchor, June, 1930

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ABOR DAY 1932 dawned clear and we cleciclecl to spend the clay clown town ~ncl tr~at ourselves to a movie. We tarted out taking Dick our three year old adopted son with us. For the past few months, Dick had been slowina becoming elfish and self-centered, owing to the posses ion of four adoring grandparents, two parent , not mentioning several doting aunts and uncles. Just. what to do to keep from spoiling him , we were uncleciclecl, but constantly m the background of our thoughts wa the idea that something must be done to focus the spotlight of attention in our family upon someone other than Dick. As we proceeded on our way to town , we passed the Hospital from which two years previou we had taken Dick . everal times since then we had stopped to vi it there, o today a we had plenty of time, we again topped. At the door we met a strange nurse, who immediately concluded that we had come to adopt an infant. In speaking to Dick, she mentioned that it would be a nice thing to have a baby sister and he eemecl so pl ea eel about it that he sent for several baby girl s DI CK AND BOBto be " displayed " for us. :!\ow, until thi time, we had not thought of takBY WILKINS ing another baby, as we had been too busy raising and perfecting the one we had. So the idea was a new to us as to Dick , and we were a little loath to plunge again into the maze of formulas, night vigils and daily wash-days. However, the thought came to us that perhaps it was the solution to our problem of Dick 's growing selfishness and we decided to try it. The only baby girl who was available for us (in age, nationality and healthfulness ) was four month old Marilyn Patricia. However, as her mother was living, we hesitated, in the fear that orne day he might claim her and 路we were looking forward to a permanent family. Another item not to be lightly considered was that Dick did not become attracted to her. 路 " Why she can not even walk or talk to me," he aiel , when he had gazed at her for a few minutes. We were about to leave, when we di scovered Dick in the corner playing with a little baby about a year old. The baby had a bunch of key and Dick was making them jingle to make the baby laugh. We watched them for a while and after inquiring of the nurse found the baby wa a boy, fourteen month old, who had been brought clown for another part.

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to adopt but he had not been accepted. Dick then made our decision for us by saying, "Can't >ve take him \Yith us, Mother? V! e can play together and I will ...,ive him my little blocks to play with." An unusual display of generosity on his part. o we took Raymond home in borrowed clothes with a borrowed bottle and there were no movies fo r u that day or many to follow. After the novelty of having a new brother wore off, Dick began to show real sign of jealou y and \Ye were nearly as bad off as before. However, after two year Raymond renamed Robert, after hi s Daddy, has taken the spotlight from Dick or at least made him share it and has proven to be a good companion for Dick. Dick has the impul ive Iri h disposition- Bobby is a sweet, slow-toanger type, being of German descent. Dick i the leader, while Bobby i content to follow wherever Dick leads and copies him in every detail. Richard now has dark eyes and black hair while Bobby, a typical Angloaxon has blond hair and blue eyes. He i small of stature for a boy, but in no way doe Dick override him. He imply will not be trodden upon and ba an unu ual sen e of per onal possession. I think takina a second baby has developed in our household a sense of ju tice and fair play. Before Bobby 's coming, only Dick was always right- now if there are arguments, one of us is called in to make a decision and both children cannot be right. Very , very often, I am called upon to decide again t Dick, omething I had thought I could never do. Rai sing one baby had been a pleasure, but raising two boys is just plain excitement.

Alpha Sigma Tau We pay thee hom age Alpha Tau, greater than the kin g of old ; god, nor kin g, nor prince, nor power was ever truer gold; fl ower so fair , no so ul so sweet, no lar is half so bright As you our Alpha Sigma Tau , inspira tion , bles ing, light. ~o ~o

othing an mar yo ur peerle s slate, blessing of morlal man. Nor sun , nor moon , nor stars outshine the glory yo u co mma nd ; The homage of our hearts and so ul , the homage of the world is thine And after thi i tencled thee a homage that's divine.

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"B ac k to prosperity

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OME of the members, especially our new president, Betty Marsh , h as discovered that the sorori ty with its ideals an d purposes, h as n ot been meanin a as much to the gi rls as it sh oul d. In every organization, there are peri ods "of depression and prosperity, periods when an organiza t ion means only greeting a fell ow-member upon sigh t, a ch ance fo r social advancemen t and the like, and other t imes wh en the organ ization is very important to each member in shaping his personality an d outlook on life . R ecently T heta has passed through a peri od of " depression ." T his h as b een caused not only by the depart ing of many old members a nd the coming in of many new ones, an d the lack of impressing the new girls with the real mean ing of our sorority, but because the girl s live at home and thus a re not so closely bound together as if they were shar ing the same h ou se. For these reasons, though someh ow inadequate, our sorority spi rit had gro wn lax. With the help of our p resident , we h ave devised so me ways of reviving that genuin e sorority spirit. Olga Blazowsk y, our music ch air man, was the origi nator of the idea of having a ch orus. She is an excellent pian ist a nd has played over the radio many times. She h as inspired u s to learn the sorori ty songs and others. Although the chorus will be campo eel of amateurs in the sorority, the effort has a good feeling behi nd it. Each meeting ni gh t the girl s join in singing our songs. By look ing at th eir faces, you can see they h ave forgotten every th ing else bu t th eir rela tions to each as sorori ty. H owever , music is not our on ly device for reviving the sorority spirit. P reviously, our meetings have not been all th ey could have been, but now we a ttempt to plan something that will in terest us, someth ing th at will give us the beau ty of life, or somethin g that will contribute toward a better a nd broader under tanding of li fe a nd its problems. Thi s gives us something to look forward to be ides se ttling money matters or the like. T hese a re just two of the ways we are employing to bring the orority closer to us and we feel sure that our chapter will soon ride the wave of prosperity of what a real sorority shoul d b e and mean to it members. R Tu E DESTRmr, T lteta

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An Indian Legend ::\E fall day the Pi Chapter had an outing at a lake near St. Louis. It i not a large lake but it is very lovely. The weather was ideal. As we walked along the shore we came upon a waterfall. Some of u remarked upon its beauty. One of the Pis knew the legend of the lake and its waterfall and told it to us. " Long loner aero, when 1\Ianitou, the great pirit, still ruled the destiny of the red men, a great famine came upon the tribes who dwelt in the fertile valley of the Mississippi. It \Yas a famine such as the oldest and wisest men had never een before. All summer long the sun had shown in a cloudles ky. The people waited and prayed, but the great spirit was si lent, and no rain fell. The earth dried under the hea t of the sun . The corn stock were tuntecl brovm and fruitless, and the yellow pumpkins shriveled upon the vine. Even the mierhty 1\Iississippi the fat her of waters, became o low that long stretches of its sandy bottom could be seen above the waters. The animal s died for want of food and water. Man , too, suffered with nature. Many tribe were moving to greener hunting grounds and pillaging a they went. 'On the bluffs that overlooked the Mississippi River, not far from wh re t. Loui stand today there was an Indian tribe. The old chief of lhi tribe knew the danger of roaming Indians and called his councillors together to give him wisdom. The council fire burned late into the night, for the wandering were pre in er do e. The young braves dreamed of the glo ry of battle, but the women did not sleep, for to them war meant only orrow. "The moon waxed and waned, and the fro t settled in the hollows of the hill . The time for war had come. It wa a cold niaht, and the moon ro e reel and full over the hill. mong the falling leaves an Indian maiden wailed. Out of the quiet of the forest came the cry of a bird. She listened , and it came again. oftly like an echo she returned. A young brave came out of the wood and talked to the maiden. He spoke of love and happiness, but she did not hear for in hi face he read sorrow, and her fears were confirmed- he must go to battle. When he told her that it was tomorrow lhal he must leave, she wept long. When she fmally spoke, her eyes were a deep a the heaven , and her voice as low as the wind in the pine trees. he wore, wore by the tears of the rain god that she would wait for hi s return. The brave promised too , in the strength of hi s youth , that the god williner, he would return to her. "The morning came and great was the excitement in the camp, and strangely empty it seemed when the warrior were gone. The clays went lowly by, and toil wa left undone. Finally the great clay came when the warriors returned victorious, but the youth wa not among them. His vow wa not in the power of man to fulfill. Amid feastincr and dancing the warriors told of their conquests, but there was no joy in the heart of the maiden. he waited and wept.

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" She waited alone in the clearin" and there she weeps to this day. For deep in the woods in the chill of the autumn 's evening, when the wind blows throuah the leafless trees, one may hear her weep, and her voice is as low as "'t he wind in the pine trees. Her tears still flow , for out of the deep forest, from the heart of the hill , the:e fl_ows a tiny stream . It falls over fiat rocks into a pebbly pool below which m turn opens a lake where the wild geese cry in the rushes, and the willows lean to whisper. " Some French people many years later, came to the lake and settled in its fertile valley. From' the Indians they learned of the maiden who still weeps in the hills and whose tears drop into the pebbled pool. These French people called the lake Creve Ca:ur which, translated into our language, mean s broken heart." VERA K N o EN, Pi

A Lasting Memory OULD you like to live in a tent for five weeks?- even if the climate varied from sultry dryness to numbing cold and near floods? Would you like to go gypsying over New England and Canada in an enormous bus which was as comfortable as your favorite lounging chair? Do you think it would be fun to stand in a foo d line with sixty-fo ur ravenous creatures who were really mild school teachers trying to satisfy a demanding appetite unleashed by their out-door life ? My an swer is an enthusiastic affirmative. I loved it. I will never forget the sound of rain drops on a tent roof, nor will anyone who has listened to that music. That is an experience without which one has not fully been alive. I can't command sufficient words to describe vividly to you the interesting, breath-taking, beautiful , and out-of-the-ordinary places we visited. Though their actual images will eventually fade from my memory still , like the ink in my diary, their impressions upon me may grow dim but they will never entirely disappear. There was the reveren t hush that came over me as I read the inscription on a tomb-" Robert E. Lee, the South's most loved hero." There was the slender, graceful beau ty of the Washington monument and the dazzling whiteness of the Lincoln Memorial. A soothing peace haunted the aardens of the Franciscan Monastery. Annapolis lay a sleepy town by the sea. Baltimore was unrestful to the eye with its unending lines of red houses and " toops" painted white. New York was a clamor of sounds filled with rushing, hustling, never-ending lines and streams of humani ty. Made sober by contrast was the land to the north, the home of the Pil"rim with mirror-clear lakes and graceful birches. Quebec and 'fontreal \~th quain t hospitable, French speaking people, were really Old World in charm and cu toms. I hall never forget the light of the sun through blue windows on the carved figures of saints in the Valley Forge Chapel ; the whit trunk an 1

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black birche reflected in the crystal streams of New Hampshire ; the majesty grandeur and loneliness of the Great Stone Face ; the sheer loveliness of New York gleaming on the Hudson ; the music of the bells of the Carillon Peace T ower in Ottawa ; the aloofness and cold culture of Boston and Harvard; the reverent quietne s ofa Quaker church; the World 's Fair a t night. I hope some day you may take a vagabond journey as pleasant and rich in memory a mine was. J u LIA WHITE, Omicmn

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0 TH ha always had as a real enemy and foe , convention- the conven tion that promotes the whispering of the masses. " Conform! Confo rm! D o a we do! Confo rm. ' The convention that represents etiquette i not the one to which youth is antagonistic ; this element has a wholesome effect on youth and should be observed. Repre entative of the average, at the bottom of the whispering of the crowd, exerci e a o-reat control over the youth of today. There is the evil, the tendency to be onl y one of a prevalent type, to conform. T he maj ori ty of people come to college to learn ; they are eager to 路tudy and to fit themselves fo r so mething. But a few months with people who have no such hi o-h aspiration \Yill cause ideals to dim , standards to depreciate. T he tudent will find that the prevalent idea of his associates i to get by with a li ttle work as po sible. In many instances the desire to get omething fo r nothing leads to the almost accepted practice of using out ide aid in exam in ations. ' Confo rm " the classroom whispers. "It won 't hurt you to do it ju t thi s once!" I have taken examples from coll ege becau se I am better able to talk about them ; but the problems of la ter li fe are as great and as persistent. If a man join a fi rm a nd find him elf in the midst of crooked dealings, he is not supposed to impart this knowledge. If a man wants to preach his interpretation of the truth, to inn ova te fairer business methods, or to erect fi ner tanda rd in the fi eld of dra ma, he find s himself face to face with the wall of confo rmi ty that says, " Cea e! You cannot make our group an obj ect of ridicule an d criticism. Conform , or away with you!" In my opini on, the onl y remedy is to make way for personality and in dividua lity. Let us leave averages and mediums to conformities and conventions; let u ignore the ridi culin g and scoffing; let us leave ingenuity un critici zed, novelty unopposed, and individuality encouraged. Banish confo rmi ty and prepare the way for the supremacy of and respect for the in dividual. WILMA IowoTNY, Pi


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Aren't We Teachers Having

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OLORADO has a minimum state school wage of $75.00 per month, and that is exactly what most of u are getting. We 're having Jots of fun trying to live on it, and so me of us are even supporting families on it. One of the largest and most productive valleys of the western states lies in Colorado. This great valley dried up in the shadow of the historic Sangre de Cristo range of mountains. The snow failed to fall last winter, and consequently this winter there i no money to pay school taxes or teachers. Most of the teachers of thi region are getting a worthless war- 路 rant for $75.00 each month. The Western Slope was hit less hard, but many teachers there are having difficulties with their warrants. The extreme eastern part of the tate dried up enti rely so some districts are having only five- month schools. There is only one thing to do girls! Stick with your jobs, regardless of where you may be, and maybe some time you 'll get your money. Perhaps we 'll all be better teachers if we can surmount the great present obstacle. After all we went to teachers college to be teacher - so we can 't let a li ttle depression and drought get us down. MILDRED LEMASTER , Xi

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Chapter Average Zeta .. . .. ....... . . ...... .. ... . . . . 2.133 Rho . ..... .... ..... . .. . . . ... ...... 2.310 ( report late) Lambda ... . .. . . ... ... . .... .... ... . 2.434 Delta . ... . .. . .. .. . . .. . . . . . ..... ... 2.44 6 Omicron .. .. ............ . .. .. ..... 2.466 Sigma .... .. . .. . . .. .. . ... . .. ... ... 2.4 72 Pi ....... .. . . ...... .. . . .. ... ..... 2.543 Iota . . . .... . .......... .. . . . . ... . .. 2.632 Eta . . .. ........ .. . . ......... . ... . 2.7 38 Alpha . . . . . .. .. . ...... . ... . .... ... 2.892 Nu ..... . .... . . .. .. . .......... .. .. 2.894 (report late ) Theta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (no report) Scholar hip Committee MRs. R. S. Mr\cDoucALL , chair111a11 MISS ]ESSIE SCOTT Hu..rES MISS VIOLET SA DERS MRS . CAR:ME J D E Li\ EY


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H GOD give to me A world who will understand A friend , who in my black hours Of fai lure Will understand m) need of co mfort. Let beauty surround me And all things that are innocen t and pure, That my soul may grow like them. But, in doing this, Let me not fail To under tand Life ' ord idness That I by seeing And tri um phing over mi ery and evil May ha ve depth. Let me, oh God, love and be loved o that 1 may under tand pa sion. For to know you Is to know and understand The worl d . Thi s then is my prayer To under ta nd And be under. too d. " Too" DAMINGER, Lambda

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Sorority and the Graduate oo often we fail to consider sorority with our life after college days, and that is really the vital part of it. There is nothing more di heartening than to have one complete a college career and to immediately sever all connections with that locality in which he made his home for a number of years. When one begin his hi gher education in a new place, he automatically loses many of the old friends at home. Their interests become diversified; absence from each other draws them apart, and it becomes necessary to delve into some new groups to find people to replace the lost ones. In the college new friend shi ps are made quickly, and the close contact with each other in the dormitories makes these new attach ments even clearer than those of the past. Then, at the end of four year it is necessary to break 路 these ties. T he group catters in all directions, and each individual feels that he is now indeed one of the " lost generation." Not only is it an emotional tragedy to leave the group, but it is also an educational tragedy. Working in the midst of college students is bound to make young people alert and broad-mi nded. T he sudden ending of the school life frequently causes an abrupt lull in the educati onal progress of the student. The sorority is the one thing that prevents these calamiti es. The sisterhood never breaks, nor does the ideal of the sorority ever drop from its level. It is in the post-graduate days that the ties of the sorority are strengthened. It is then that we have the real grasping need for it. The sisters all over the United States are always wai ting to welcome that one who feel s that she is losing step with the world. It is so easy to drop in on one's fam ily; it is just as easy to drop in on the family of "Alpha Sigma Tau. "

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HEN you were at Chicago 's Fair did you see: 1. The chic hand-knit tams in the typical English Lavender House in Merrie England? 2. The adorable red haired girl modeling black fox furs in the General Exhibits building? 3. Maggie Murphy 's trial and the Gas House Quartette in the Bowery? 4. The President of Mexico' luxuriant pullman car? 5. The clever costumes of the Daggett and Ram dell girls? 6. The lazy man' room in the frigidaire house? 7. The cunning country home? 8. The expert divina exhibit at the Swift Bridge? (Incidentally, wasn't the blond Tarzan heavenly?) 9. The lovely copper ware in the Colonial \ illage? 10. How tupid of me- of cour e you saw the Bubble Dance. Did you eat: L Doughnut at the Red Cross Canteen? 2. Minni trome at the Italian Village? 3. Re!mlar Johnny Bull roast beef at the Red Lion Inn m Merrie Enaland? 4. au age in waffle at the electrical building? 5. Rice cake with fortune in them at the Japanese exhibit? 6. Everything- free too- at the Heinz exhibit? 7. Nut , too hot to eat at the Nut House? 8. nd- hamburgs everywhere? SALL v A ' GEL, D elta


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Delta 's History On Saturday May 25, 1916 the Delta chapter of the lpha iama Tau orority was in tailed in the State Normal School at Indiana, Penn ylvania. Ten girls and Miss King were initiated. The following officers were elected: President, M iss Gladys BO\Yen: Vice-President, Miss Eliza Eisaman ; Secretary , 1i Mary Arbuckle; T reasurer, M i s Alice Kane; Custodian, Mi _ Cla re Cover ; Corresponding ecretary , Miss Bertha tatler. Miss Araminta M. McLane and Mi s Mary t. Clair Ki ng were cho en Patronesses. The chapter fl ouri shed and after the first " ru hing" took in five girl s. The orority co ntinued du ri no- the World War period of 1917 to 1919, during whi ch time it wa very active. In 1917 the President of the tate Normal chool asked the girls to make a service flag , whi ch when completed contained one hundred and sixty gold tars, tri angles, and crosses, the resul t of ma ny hour work. The girl then bought a fifty dollar bond, which was later sold o that they might " buy" a F ren ch orphan . T he girl s started the precedent of doi ng chari ty work, and attempted to furni sh a room in the children ' ward of the local hospital. They sold paper and magazin es, giv in g the money to the Salvation Army, and establi shed the precedent of takin rr Chri stmas gifts to men in the hospital. They also contributed to many community affairs. Many of these contribution s are made in our chapter today. We have continued with contributing to all worthy community cause , taking ba kets to men in hospital , sendin g flowers, and other such worthy affairs. Finally at the end of th e chool year of 1919, the Panhell eni c had a meeting at which it was moved and seco nded that all so rorities in the Indiana Norm al School be aboli shed because of expense and because it wa not democratic to " carry on" during the \Yar. On March 17, 19 28 Delta chapter was again installed in the tate Teachers College, Indiana, Pennsylvania, the Normal School having been taken over by the tate and been given the privilege of granting degrees to fo ur year students. Alpha Sigma Tau had become a Nat ional Sorority in 1925 which gave it the opportunity to again come into the College. This time a local group called Delta Tau was changed into the Delta chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau. There were ten gi rls in this group . Miss King, being a teacher in the College, revived the chapter and was chosen Advi er. irs. Loui se G. Walsh was chosen Patroness. Mi s Edith Man ell the National Organizer, installed the chapte r. The chapter wa happy to have Miss McLane, the first cho _en patrone s in the old chapter, to as ist in the install ation .


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Delta has a chapter roll of: one adviser, one patroness, one honorary member, five city patronesses, and 140 gi rl s since 1916.

Zeta's H istory At the beginning of the term 1919-192 0 the girl came into Central tate Normal chool at Lock Haven mostly unknown to each other. As the term passed on, of course they became friends and associated with one another. Eight girls of the school became very close friends and fo rmed themselves in to a group knmm a the ' My teriou s Eight." On returning to chool the followi ng fall the girl enl arged their o-roup and thought of formi n(}' a sorority . They took the matter up with Dr. Drum several times. The gi rls finally chose the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority and appointed Miss Geraldi ne Lockhart facul ty ad vi er. April 7, 192 1 M rs. Lyman and Mrs. Mahaney of Ypsilanti Michigan , visited Lock Haven to install the chapter. That evening the girls discovered that they were allowed more than one faculty advi er so they appoi nted Miss Mabel Doyle and Mi s Ruth tewart as faculty members, and Mrs . R. S. MacDougall as an honorary member. eptember 1921- the girls voted to invite Miss Jessie . Himes and 1\Ii.s Charlton Locke for fac ulty advisers. )/"ovember 8, 192 1- Banquet wa s held in Mrs. MacDougall 's apartm nt in hon or of new members. April 29, 1922- First annual banquet at the New Fall on Ho tel. ~ovemb e r 7, 1922- Girls had their first sorority meeting in their new roo m, up on the third fl oor of the main buildinl!;. January 1923- l\I r.. MacDougall wa made patroness of the so rori ty . .'\pril 5, 192 Third annual banq uet at the New Fall on Hotel. 1924- 19 25- Rushing season was delayed un til the nin th week of school. October 1.1. 1924 . resol ution was pas eel pledging uppo rt to Mi ss RoberL, the new dean . December 18, 1926- Formal pledging in the oro ri ty rooms- a Ch ri stma. party in honor of the member given bv the pledges. May 3, 1927- Sixth ann ual banquet held at the Masoni c T emple. H onored guest were Dr. and Mrs. _ rm trong, M r. MacDougall and Mi ss Ammon. 1928- Betty F ullmer !!ave a party at her home in celebration of the thirtv-fi rst anniver ary of Alph a Sigma Tau. October 26 , 1932- In ter orori ty tea was held in the Blue R oom. Alpha ii!ma Tau girl s were ho tesses. ovember l 932- Sorori ty rooms redecorated during Thanksgiving vacation . ovember 10, 1934--Annual alumn<e banquet was held at the New Fall on Hotel.


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Eta's History Eta Chapter began its career on Kent State College campus as the Gamma Sigma Phi Sorority which was founded in December 1925. The char.t er officers were, Thelma Young, President; Elizabeth Beynon, VicePresident ; Jane Mason, Corresponding Secretary ; Agnes Black, Treasurer ; and Evelyn Wiiiiams, Sergeant-at-Arms. Helen Crooks, and Martha Weiis completed the membership. Miss Ann Maud Shamel, head of the Music Department acted as faculty adviser for the remainder of that school term. In the fa ll of 19 26-2 7 the sorority was very fo rtunate to obtain Miss Laura Hiii, of the Training School , as their faculty adviser, Dean and Mrs. Manchester, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Donaghy as their patrons and patronesses. To celebrate this occasion, their first birthday and Founders' Day, a banquet was held in honor of Miss Hiii, our patrons, and patronesses, and Dean Blanche A. Verder. The most important date in our history is April 30, 19 2 7 because on that day the actives and alumni of Gamma Sigma Phi were formally initiated into the Alpha Sigma Tau Fraternity. The event began with a luncheon given by Dean Verder which was followed by initiation. That evening the Franklin Hotel was the scene of a fo rmal banquet in honor of Dr. Williams and Miss Edith Manseii of Detroit who were our guests from N ational Headquarters. Sunday morning the new chapter attended the local Methodist Episcopal Church in a body, thus terminating the occasion. In 1932, much to the dismay of Eta, Miss Hill took a leave of absence. Miss Harriet Adams of the Art Department was chosen to take Miss Hill 's place. Although the girls felt badly to lose Miss Hill, they were deligh ted to have Miss Adams become a member of Alpha Sigma Tau. We now have both of these charming advisers to help us over the rough places. To date we have approximately 105 alumni, 16 actives, and 6 pledges. Eta Chapter gi rls have always been prominent in scholastic activities such as , The Coil ege Theater, Velvet Curtain, Alpha Psi Omega, honorary dramatic fraternities, Lambda Chi , honorary art fraternity, The K ent Stat er, student publication , as weii as social activities. Since the fo unding of the sorority various traditions have been established each year. It is customary to hold one of our rush parties at a small cabin in the woods about three miles from Kent. These parties are alway delightful and are counted on as a big help in obtain ing new pledge . Then, after pledgi ng, the new pledges are expected to give the actives a dance or a party. Thi has usuall y been a fo rmal dance. Before ail rough initiations the actives serve the initiates a chili di nner at midnight. In the spring, as all ororities do , we have our spring formal which we try to make the best dance of the year with which to close our chool term. Eta doe not own furni ture or a orority hou e. The last four y ar w have rented a furni shed house and paid hou e fe for th am . Thi v ar the actives vot d to set a!'icle a furniture fund . o that w may start a路 nu-


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deus for sorority furniture and eventually own our house. At present, however, our plan works very well. RUTH MERRICK

Iota's History Iota Chapter of Alpha igma Tau had its beginning in a local organization, Delta Gamma Rho. In the fall of 1920 a small group of girls in the De\ o s home desiring the pleasures and benefits of a sorority, with the help of faculty member_ , organized the Delta Gamma Rho Sorority. The fir t regular meeting was held at the home of the Mis es Ethel, Mabel, and Florence Cro , October 28 , 1920. The charter members of Delta Gamma Rho were Mabel Cross, Mabel Tearout, Dorothy Mirth Ima Adams, Evelyn Allphin , Gertrude Barton , Ruth Cowan , Florence ro , {ona Jenkins, Mary Michael, Bess Miner, Ruth Meyer Mabel ander on and v\ ilma chafer. Delta Gamma Rho accepted the invitation to become the Iota chapter of . lpha igma Tau April 4, 19 23 . The sorority appreciated the privilege of becomino- affiliated with a national fraternal organization. The girls of .\lpha igma Tau have lived in the present chapter house, 1006 Constitution , ince 1926 when they bought the house. The girl of lpha igma Tau have taken part in nearly all the campus activitie . In 1921 when Delta Gamma Rho was a new organization, Ima .\dams and Mabel Cross made up the debate team that won first at Manhattan . That first year the organization ranked first in scholarship among the Greek organizations. La t year Alpha Sigma Tau ranked second in scholar hip. The organization has had six beauty queens. Jane Lovering wa elected 'cam] us queen" for 1933 -1934. Mi Helen Garman i the faculty sponsor. The sorority patrons and patronesses are Dr. and irs. P. l\L hebil sky , and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Jack on . LAVON SMITH, Iota

Omicron's History 1923- Beta Theta, a local sorority was organized . 1930- May- Beta Thetas become Alpha Sigma Taus- Jessie Worley, charter pres ident and the first lpha Sigma Tau in West Virginia. 1930- September- Only on e member on the campus. Lillian Moses, pre ident- thirteen initiate - highest cholastic average. 1931- eptember- seven active on the campus- Lillian Moses, again president- ten initiates. 1932- February- eight pledged- a visit from Miss Chapman. 1932- September- eight actives , five pledges- Virginia Charlton, president of Omicron and ecretary-trea urer of the local Panhellenic Council- four pledges initiated. 1933- February- ten initiates- l\Iis. Mae R. Hunter initiated as faculty adviser of Omicron.


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1933- September- ten actives-Mellie Casseii, president of Omicron, and president of Panheiienic Council. Marialyce Johnson selected as "Varsity Queen of '33." 193 4--February- fifteen initiates. Romaine Kanode received bid to Alpha Psi Omega, nati onal honorary dramatic fraternity. Ferne Shumate, who was chosen as our delegate to the National Convention of Alpha Sigma Tau, was pledged to Pi Gamma Mu, national social science fraternity. Mrs. McNeill was selected as a member of Alpha Sigma Tau alumnre committee and was sent as alumnre delegate to the National Convention also. 1934- September- fifteen actives , one pledge- Ferne Shumate, president. Romaine Kanode was chosen secretary of Alpha Psi Omega and Helen Bradley received a bid to the same organ ization . Ferne Shumate was selected as Secretary-treasurer of Pi Gamma Mu. The following Omicrons received important class offices: "Lil'' Wolstencroft , treasurer of the sophomore class and Virginia Charlton , a former president of Alpha Sigma Tau , is the secretary of the present senior class. November 3 we celebrated Founders' Day with a very colorful and impressive banquet at the beautiful hom e of Phyllis Lilly, our corresponding secretary. Places were laid for forty-five actives, alumnre, and patronesses. The theme of the program was " The Feelings of Omicron. " Romaine Kanode was presented with a sorority bracelet, given by the alumnre, for having the highest scholastic average for 1933-3 4. She had the second highest in the college of all the Greek-letter organizati ons. It was announced that the Beckley group of alumnre, who have furnished three of Omicron's presidents, have raised their money and are applying for a charter to become a National Alumnre chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau. Our Gala plans for rush week are as foll ows: December 5- Cocktail Dansante. December 7- Dinner at the West Virginian Hotel in Bluefield, West Virginia. December 8- Panhellenic ball for all rushees given by all of the Greekletter organizations. VIRGINIA CHARLTON, Omicron

Sigma 's History In the spring of 192 1, eight girls of Lafayette High School, Buffalo, New York, organized a. sorority call ed Tau Phi. These girls entered what was then Buffalo State Normal School. Here that fall , 19 2 2, they were offi- . cially recognized as a sorori ty on the campus. Miss Luella Chapman past national president of Alpha Sigma Tau, and Miss Edna Hurd were i~vitecl to become the faculty advi sers. That year the annual Valentine' Day dance and the Rose Sale of Mav 1 were started. In 1925, thanks to the untiring efforts of Dorothy Youna0 Ludwia, we "wen~ national" and became the Sigma Chapter of the Alph a igma Tau Soronty.


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To date we have 123 alumni members, 16 active members and 9 pledges. Two members have resigned, one being Mis Hurd one of the original advisers who due to many other duties had to give us up. We now have a ne\Y one a very attractive one with gobs of personality, Miss Ruth MacLean. Of course '"e still have our very good looki ng Miss Chapman, for what would we do without her? We have been fortunate in having three national officers in our mid st : One Mi Chapman , whom we all remember a national president ; another, Mae Hammond Elli who wa secretary fo r a year, and Josephine Choate who held the office of Editor of the . CHOR. Jo by the way was our poete s, wrote a good many of our ongs. You may know " Susie Liza Meadowgra s. " Jo put out the .-\lpha Sigma oncr books. Do you have them? If you don 't you hould. Our i\Iargaret i\Iacdonald was Chairman of the Co nvention in Denver and i now Chairman of the Scholarship Comm ittee. peakincr of cholarships \Ye have one of our own. When our girls are graduated from . chool , they promise to send back a contribution to our cholar hip fund . Thi help u to give 100.00 yearly to a needy student of the chool. "' e have Mother ' Day tea , Founders' Day banquets, bridge parties, meetin gs in school meetings in hou es, meetings in restaurants and hotel s and the grandest baked Iaska at the initiation banquet. LEAH HARTLAND WILSO N

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Prof. E lm er A. Lyma n, who had been head of the mathemati cs department of the ;vLchi gan l:He Norma l Co ll ege ince 189 di ed Octobe r 11 , aft er a prolonged illness. H e wa i3 yea r old . Prof. Lyman was widel y kn ow n as a n ed ucato r a nd an authority on mathematical subjects. H e had written a numb er of textboo ks on a lgebra and geomet ry , and possessed a n exten i\'e library covering t he entire fie ld of mathematics. Born in Manchester, Vt. , he tudi ed at the U ni versity of Mi chi)!;a n. where he received hi s degree in 1886. He sc n 路ed fo r a time as mathemat:cs instructor at t he university and then came here. H e was a tru t ee of Alma Co ll ege, a nd from 1912 to 1933 had served as a tru stee of Berea Co llege, in K entu cky. During 1913 the R epublica n party boomed him as a likely ca ndidate for Governor, hut he did not enter the political field . Funeral ervice will be cond ucted a t the L y man hom e Friday by the Rev. David L. Porter. Buri al will be in Highla nd Cemetery. All classes at the co llege will be suspended during the funeraL- D etroit News EDITOR's ~OTE: Prof. Lyma n wa the husba nd of Effie Polhamus L y man , I he belo\路ed anrl honorer! patroness o f Alph a Sigma Tau wh o di ed Jun e 28, 1925 .


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Since you heard from us last, we have had some lovely times. Our spring formal, which was given with the Kappa Psi's, was a glorious success. Quite a few of our alumnre were back for it and also some of the airls from the Theta Chapter in Detroit. Later Alpha chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau entertained the Alpha Mu Sigmas at Charles McKinney Hall, having Miss Bauch of the Home Economics Department, who gave an interesting talk on some laces and linens, as the speaker. This term the sorority entertained Kappa Psis with a Halloween party in the interest of Kappa P_i' desires to merge with Alpha Sigma Tau. Homecoming tea for alumnre was quite a nice affair- we were honored with the pre ence of Mrs. Staehle, Miss Mansell and :Miss Manchester alona with many of the alumnre. More news next time!

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Miss Genevieve Forsberg, the first president of Beta Chapter (Mount Pleasant, Michigan), leads a most busy life. After graduating from Central Normal College she engaged in educational work in LaGrange and Evanston, Illinois for a number of years, resigning to do war work, which led her into many different field s. Later she obtained her degree at the University of Chicago, and is now affilia_ted with the Equitable Assurance Company of New York, her office being at 709 People' Gas Bldg. , Chicago. For the past two years she has been President of Chicago's Bu iness and Professional Women 's Cl ub and is allied with various other organization s. Most of her vacations are spent in foreign travel- Europe, Alaska, and Hawaii-she having only recently returned from a summer in the British I sles. Miss Bernice Perry, also one of Beta's charter member and first officers, lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She teaches in the city school , and as an avocation does a splendid business in landscape gardening. Miss Katherine Otterbein lives in Highland Park, and ha had a po ition in the Sherrard Intermediate School since 191 7. Mrs. Fannie Niggeman Thompson lives at 55 Farrand Highland Park Michiaan. ' '


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l\Irs. Hazel Hornung olar i located at 19350 Gainsborough Road, Rosedale Park, Detroit. 1rs. Lucile MacCool Reynolds, who lives in Detroit, spent her vacation in the v\ est this summer, visiting Billings, Montana where for thirteen years she had the principalship of the largest school there. She also toured Yellowstone Park Gran d Canyon, and the scenic Black Hills of , outh Dakota.

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Mrs. Grant Hinkamp (Martha Reuter ) is the mother of two children, J ohn and Mary. They are living in Milwaukee Wisconsin . Ir . H. B. tover, the former Gertrude Gray, is also li ving in M ilwaukee, and ha one on Harvey Jr. Mrs. Earl Otter tein ( Genevieve Rumpel ) is living in Minneapolis, l\Iinne ota. he has two daughter . Mrs. Paul Rice (Florence Gray ), ha two children- a son and a daughter and live in Mi lwaukee. 1r, . M. L. Embrey (Lillian Webb ) , li ves in Appleton, Wi sco n in where :;he hold th e position of librarian. Rai sing Persian ki ttens is one of her pet hobbies. Ir . Paul v\ hitney (Bithia chwendener ) lives in Sy racu e, New York, and ha three daughter . he has served as director of music and rel igious education at the Danforth ni ted Church in Sy racuse. Billie secured her H . . degree at yracuse Univer ity. Irs. Clarence Thompson (Cora Bollard ) live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Delia Ovitz Gamma patroness, is li brarian at State Teachers College, :O.lilwaukee, Wi con in . Mr . Ralph Hammond (Gertrude Owen ) is living in Wauwatosa, Wiscon in. ?\oTE: The Gamma Chapter was organized in 1909 at

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DELTA DOING All ocial Taus met at Fran Walsh s home the first aturday after school began for a good old get-together and " talk' it over. Everybody talked at once, but by the time tea was served at 4:30 we'd heard all about the summer romance heroes, and " while I was at the fai r" etc. After imbibing freely of much tea and the cutest little green and yellow cakes we traipsed back to the In titution full of plan (and food) for the year. " ay , have ya gotta loud turtle neck sweater I can borrow for toni ght ? Yeh We wanta go as Ga house Gus and Greazy Gert. ... " ' I'm croi n' as the 'Belle of the 1\ineties. " Tau talk- on the rainy ni crht of October 2 5, the date of the party Peggie e, one of our patronesses gave fo r us. nles you ve wound mile of string around a clothespin, only after practicall y tying yo urself into a knot to get it untangled from the leg of a chair and three other trings you haven 't had fun. Our intense perseverance wa rewarded with noi e making toy and our ouls revived with cider. V. e bincroed (and devoured chi cken corn ); then the " men" in the party bobbed for apples. T he welcome new came that it was time to eat; en masse we left the playroom for elegant pumpkin pie and more cider. With many hrieks of laughter we left, our " fate in our hands" in the form of fortune typed on oran ge papers. On November 3 at seven the Deltas of Alpha Sigma Tau paid tribute to Mrs. Effie E. Lyman , with a Founder ' Day banquet at Rustic Lodge. Cove r were laid for thirty at a lona table gaily graced with yellow chrysanthemum and tall green tapers. After a lovely dinn er we turn ed to our o-reen and gold programs and Betty \\'eaver began thin gs by officially welcom in rr everyone in the name of Delta. Rite Yoo took charge as toastmi stres and presented Sal Angel who greeted the new Little isters. Alberta Zerbe poke for the new Taus; I hope we're worthy of their faith in us. Following an interchange of wi secracks between them , " Mag" called on our " Mamie" King vvho reviewed the Alpha igma Tau history , and told of the pa rt Delta has played at Iniliana. The annual Delta Scholarship Award went to Carolyn Simpson this year; she was a mo t urpri eel, but elated Tau. The hi gh spot of the program came when Mrs. Bartholomew ang fo r us. Mrs. " B's" selections were delightful , and to our pleasure included a song written by Miss King . Dr. Walsh , Peggie Coe, Mrs. Wal sh, and the alumnc.e present spoke a few words. Following the sin ain g of the Alpha Sigma Tau hymn t?ere were cards for those


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who cared to " card ," singing and dancing were in order for the more effervescent souls who delight in tripping it on the light and airy toe. MARGUERITE Yoo WHO 'S WHO May we brag just a little? In our midst are girls worthy of mention because of their participation and leadership in other organizations on the campus. Among the officers are: Betty Weaver, our president, also vicepresident of the Leonard Literary Society, the largest organization on the campus, and secretary of the Kappa Delta Pi Fraternity ; Sarah Angel and Carolyn Simpson are other members of this honorary fraternity. Marguerite Yoos is a member of the Student Council, and Eleanor Green is vice-president of the Sophomore cla s. Catherine Jordan is secretary of the Y.W.C.A. , and treasurer of the Intermediate Club, and Jane Stombaugh is treasurer of the English Round Table. The College Chorus, band, and orchestra contain many of the sisters, and many participated in the beautiful, historical pageant given on east campus. We are so proud that our sisters are represented in other organizations. Let us be victorious, yet charitable always. H.

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EvELYN THORNTON

CHAPTER ACTIVITIES September 19- First regular business and social meeting. September 26- Report of Convention Delegate, Virginia Cheesman. September 21- Handkerchief shower in honor of Sally Meyer's twentieth birthday. September 29- First bridge-tea held at the home of Mrs. R . S. MacDougall. October 20-Ghost party in honor of the fac ulty. The faculty met in the Blue Room at 8:00 and were led to the reservoir back of the College by the Ghost Gang. Part way up the path they encountered an effiay han aing in a tree. The leader of the Ghost Gang had the Faculty surr; und the tree while she told a weird tale of the dead man 's misdemeanors. Approach- · ing the reservoir dim lights were seen in the eli tance and shrill screams issued from all sides of the woods. At the reservoir t'hey were welcomed by the smiling faces of J ack-o-Lanterns. The evening ' as spent in playina games and songs were ung while everyone toasted marshmallow . Refre hments were served. November 10- Annual alumnce banquet held at the New Fallon Hotel. The table ·were arranged in the form of an anchor to correspond with th


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symbol of Alpha Sigma Tau. Miniature gold anchors on chains were given as favors. Miss Himes and Mrs. MacDougall were presented with gifts in appreciation of the work they have done for us. WHO'S WHO I1 ZETA CHAPTER Evelyn Custer- Pre ident of Alpha Sigma Tau, Glee Club President, elected sophomore clas secretary, active in Y.W.C.A., A.C.E., and W.A.A. ally Meyer - Alpha Sigma Tau, a member of Inter-sorority Council, ecretary of tudent Council, active in A.C.E., W.A.A., and Y.W.C.A. ancy Ki er-Alpha igma Tau, Secretary of Inter-sorority Council , ::\aturali t, Dramatic Club member, active in Glee Club, Y.W.C.A., and A.C.E. J ean Kopenhaver- Corresponding ecretary of Alpha Sigma Tau, active in Glee Club, hakespeare Club, Y.W.C.A. , A.C.E., and W.A.A. Pauline Barkhuff- . s i tant Treasurer of Alpha Sigma Tau, active in A. .E., and the orchestra. lpha iama Tau, Bel Cantos, active in A.C.E., and Helen Thoma W.A.A. Eleanore Wolf- \ 'ice-pre ident of Alpha Sigma Tau, Secretary-Treasurer of the Day Room tudent Government, and is active in A.C.E. Wilma Lo ch- Custodian of Alpha igma Tau. Winifred Heim- Recording ecretary of Alpha Sigma Tau, active in the :-\aturali t Cl ub band , and the orchestra. Mary !mer- Alpha igma Tau, Dramatic Club, aturalist Club , Y.W.C. ., W . . ., the band and the orche tra. Helen Edler- Alpha Sigma Tau, W.A.A. Marian Hud on- Hi torian of Alpha Sigma Tau. Margaret William - Chaplain of Alpha Sigma Tau, active in the Education lub, and W.A.A. Marianna Tallman- Literary Editor of Alpha igma Tau, active in Y.W.C . . , W . . A. Etta Moreland- Treasurer of Alpha Sigma Tau, Senior representative on tudent Council , active in Naturali st Club, A.C.E., and Y.W.C.A. Evelyn Williams- Alpha igma Tau, W .A.A. pre ident, Y.W.C.A. vicepre ident, active in Jaturali st lub, Education Club, and Shakespeare Club . Virginia Cheesman- ocial Chairman of Alpha Sigma Tau, active in .E., and Y.W.C.A. HOMECOMING One of the biggest events of our Sorority year is Homecoming. The word in itself expresses exactly what it means. Our girls come home to us for one grand time. We entertain them with a tea which immediately puts everyone at her ease. The older sisters soon become acquainted with the younger and newer sisters, and then plans are discussed for ways of having better times. New ideas are introduced for the bettering of the standards of the orority . A fellow hip of sisterly love is expressed more deeply than


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at any other time by the singing of our sorority ongs in one large happy group, which is our family. We move and act like a band of well-organized Alpha Sigma Taus. EVELY

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Z-E-T-A If I were asked to give a description of the Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Tau Fraternity, I would say that the key to that description is in the name of the chapter itself. Let us tear the word apart and see. Our first letter is Z- which we believe stands for Zeal. This is one of the attributes of all Zeta's members. Whether you see them 路working during rushing season, or having a good time at a " feed ," or helping lonesome freshman girls to feel at home, or doing their daily classroom work, it is with a zeal and ambition that is not to be surpa sed. Our next letter is E. Let us have that represent Enrichment. How are we enriched by our sorority? First of all, socially. Many girls, when they enter college are shy, lonesome, and not accustomed to mix much with people. The sorority girls help orient the new girls and so both lives are enriched by contact. Life is enriched by the friendships that are made during college clays and last many years. Because of the added stimulus of the sorority, most of us are enriched academically ; if not for ourselves, then for our sorority we study harder to keep our chapter's name clear. Our third letter comes from "Truth. " Truth, honesty, dependability are what Zeta's girls stand for. Truth in dealing with each other, truth in classes and class work, and truth in facing life, facing it squarely and honestly and 路 giving the be t. Affection and love for our other members, in times when work is heaviest, when we are having fun , while in school and after we get out. The friendships made and the affection between all , last much longer than we can say now. Nor is this affection confined to the group ; it includes those with whom we associate clay after clay. Thus we have our Zeal, Enrichment Truth, and Affection which spell Zeta, the clearest to our hearts! ' P AULI E BARKHU FF


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ETA CALE:'\D:\.R r-.ray 11- \Ye held a "tag" dance thi evening. Every other dance was exchanged by a unique ystem. There were several tag dances. One of these \Ya a tag by the broom, one by a fla bli ght, and one with paper bags, which were blown up and cracked on the shoulder of the one being tagged. The gi rls were warned ahead of time to have all hole in their stockings neatl y mended. Thi wa to save embarrassment when each gi rl placed a shoe in the center of the floor. The fellmY went after the e in a big way because they had to dance with the owner of the shoe they got. You should have seen tho e white flannel after this cramble! Iay 28- This wa " Campus 2'\i ght for the enti re coll ege. The Tau had lantern alike to carry in the parade abo ut the campus which preceded the dance in \Viii 's gym. Iay 29- Thi_ was our big event of the sea on, our spring formal. This dinner-dance was held at Pine Ridcre Co untry Club, near Cleveland. June 1- A farewell party in honor of the girls who were graduatin cr. The cri rl and their boy friend s motored out of town to Beckwith 's Cabin . H ere we had a teak fry. June 2- Three of our pledge began rough initi ation at eight o'clock thi morning. They \rere kept bu y by the actives all clay and most of the night. June 3 The girl s were formall y ini tiated at the house and then the entire chapter w nt to breakfa_t at the Robin Hood. August 28- :\.11 who could came back to Kent for our annual reunion. \Ve went out to Twin Lake for a steak fry. eve ral of the girls stayed at th house that night. . ucru t 29-31- National onventio n at Hotel Cleveland . Eta acted as hostess to th other chapters. Oct. 12 Our fir: t social event of the new term. We gave a dance at ilver Lak Coun try Club. v\ e in vited the president and escort of every Greek organization on the campu . This was something that had never been clone before at Kent. v\ e hoped that this step would estallish a more friendly f eling among the Greek . October 13- Five gi rl s went th rough rough ini tia tion . There was the traditional chili supper at midnight and lot of fun for the actives. Every one was up earl y for fo rmal initiation. We all went October l to church together and returned to the R obi n Hood for dinner . Nove mber 3- 0ur first "rush party ." This was a lun ch at Beckwith 's Cabin and then to th e Homecoming game. In the evenin g we had an alum m:e dinner at the Kent Re taurant. That evenin g the college dan ce was held in the gym and one of our girl presided as Queen.


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1\ovember 8- We entertained the Dean of 路women, our advisers, sponsors, and patronesses at dinner at the sorority house. BEATRICE H AWK I NS

COMPETITIVE ACTI\ ITIES Our chapter has entered wholehea rtedly into all competitive Panhellenic contests. Through our co-operative and fi ne spi rit, we have won a place fo r our elves. Two silver loving cups adorn our mantel- a reward for our efforts. Last spring the bridge tournament made its debut on the campus, sponored by the Panhellenic organization. There were eight couples entered representincr eight orori tie . The dupli cate board system was used and after many strenuou crames the Taus came out in the lead, taking the fir t bridge trophy cup to be awarded at Kent State. Thi fall we participated in the activities of the College Theater. A membership dri ve wa sponsored by the way of contest between so rorities for membershj p in to the theater. Each person we could get to join the theater un de r A T was credited to us. All actives, pledges, and rushees trove to do thei r part. We won the conte t, and our president received the cup which wa awarded on the evening of the Coll ege Theater Formal. The Tau are active in the theater having Assistant Manager and Mistress of the Hou e. In the first play of the year, " Death Takes a Holiday," our president had a leading role. In the next production , "The Fool," we have two major part and two minor parts. We urge all chapter to enter all inter oro rity contests and find the joy whkh comes from success. H ELEN S I XT

WHO 'S WHO The fir t one i 路 Janet Knott, our very capabl e president. Janet, whose home is at Twin Lakes, is a Junior, she i ecretary-Treasurer of the French Cl ub member of \ elvet Curtain, honora ry dramatic club, had a part in our homecoming play- " Death Takes a H oliday," and i Assistant Manager of the Coll ege Theater. he i a! o a candidate for ecretary of the Junior Class. Bernice Baumberger, of Kent , is pledge rru stress. Last April she was given one of the most coveted honors of the College. She was chosen from a group of twenty girls to be M is Kent tate on the basis of poise, charm , intellicrence, and beauty. Bernice, otherwi se kn own as " Bernie," will be graduated from the Diploma Class in June. We are proud to ay that Miss Billie Strei ne, of New Bremen, Ohio, wa elected H omeco min g Queen fo r the fall of 1934, by vote of the entire student body. eedless to say, she is one of the most popular girls on the campus. Billie, who is a sophomore, is very active in College Theater work, being a member of Velvet Curtain. She is also corresponding secretary of the Eta chapter. Billie will graduate from the Diploma Class in June. BARBARA BosTwiCK


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HOMECOMING WEEK-E.\TD Homecoming w路eek-end at Kent was a huge succe s for the Etas. Jan Knott had one of the leading parts in the play "Death Takes a Holiday." It wa probably the be t play ever produced here. It had all the finish and glamour of a professional one. What is more exciting than a queen- especially when the queen i Billie Streine and a member of Eta. Billie was elected by popular vote and won by a great majority. She reigned over all the homecoming festivities. he wa pre ented with a beautiful boquet of yellow mums at the football game and given a eat of honor. Then came the dance. Our queen stood in the receiving line and wore the orchids which we sent. It ha become a tradition in our chapter to present any queen which we are lucky enough to have with orchids. We entertained our alumn<e at a dinner and all had a arand time li stening to old friends talking over old times. ELEANOR BADER

JUT NEW The small daughter of Mrs. Kent, formerly Mi s McGraft, has won distinction in a beauty conte t for infant . The child placed ftrst in the eli trict and fourth in N a tiona!. We have joined a political party this year for the fir t time. La t year all the other sororitie joined with one of the two parties on the campus but the Alpha Sigma Tau were independent and gain ed honors without the backing of either party. This did not mean that we would always be looked up to for our independence o we decided to join the mo t influential party and hope to receive just a many if not more honors this year. BEATRICE HAWKINS

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In searching through our ranks \Ye are surprised and pleased to fi nd so many of us are up a nd doing in the old Alma Mater, Wayne. Our education cour e keeps mo t of us right do'm to the old grindstone, but Mary Louise chuck i not one of tho e too busy to take honor in Women 's Debate. She i a peech major who has come thro ucrh reflecting honor on her sorori ty. We al o have the head of the Athletic Association, or W.A .A. president in our midst in the person of France Hart. Theta i o proud of its ' big shots" it must cackle to all of you about the e criris and two more. Hila haw and Cecelia Ballunas have distingui shed themselve as ocial hairman and ecretary of the Harvest Festival, whi ch i a huge organization we have each year at the coll ege. It undertakes the portrayal of many nation ' contribution to civi lization with tableaux, dance , and a parade of nation s, occupying the whole school fo r a few days. nother of u , Lillie Bo zczynski, organ ized and led thi rty Wayne Art lub member with our two spon. ors, Dr. Wi ll iam and Miss Welling, to hicacro and the World 's Fair for a week-end. She received much publicity in the paper here a the unusual feat of eetu·ing V -8 Fords free for the trip i laid to her credit. The president of the Natural cience Club (a group of people majoring in and deeply interested in that my terio us work ) belongs to our group, too- Helen Le ko . A very late member (who became an al umna in June), is sti ll play ing over the radio, and in concert all over the city. T hi s i Olga Blazowski , in connection with the kranian hoir. Helen Tucker, another al umna of June, is actin g as general cha irm an of the World .-\ cquaintance Tour in Detroit, which is sponsored by the Y.W . .A. With all thi ability and talent in one chapter we should be able to forge ahead witho ut difficulty and do our whole organizat ion proud. BETTY MARS[(

TO DO WITH PLEDGES T heta 's Nau tical party, held at the t. Clair Recreation Center on F ri day ni ght , October 5, was one of the most success ful rush parties we 've had fo r a long ti me. T he hostesses dressed in ailor costume, and entertainej the gue ts with swimmi ng, ping-poncr, horeshoes, some sailor dances by F lora Cameron and various games. I n keeping with the theme, sea- food (("o utinued on page -19 )


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Perhaps you would like to meet some of the girls of Iota. First, let me introduce our president, Ruth Horton. " Ruthie " is short and plump, and has a cheery smile fo r everyone. Her ability to deal with the problems of each individual as well as the so rority as a whole makes her an ideal president. Lois Gilbert is our vice-president, and is the senior representative on the Student Council. Lois is a physical education major, and her dancing and acrobatic ability is the envy of all the girls in the house. Anna Faye Barngrover is our rush captain this year, and it is to her hard work that we owe much of our success. " Barney" is also treasurer of Panhellenic Council. The freshmen elected Maxae Cook treasurer of their class this year. Maxae is our blond, and regardless of her small size, her debating ability has won her a prominent place in that activity. The job of taking care of the financial end of our organization is the duty of Helen Graber, and she makes a good treasurer, too. Helen is also president of the Alice Freeman Palmer Literary Society, and has gained the reputation of making practically all "As." Margaret Mereness, with her wavy brown hair, blue eyes and lovely complexion is our candidate for Campus Queen this year. Margaret would make a good queen , and we hope she is chosen to take the place of Jane Lovering, last year 's queen , and another Alpha Tau. I would like to tell you about all of our girls, but time and space limits me. So I'll just say that we are certainly proud of our group this year, and hope you all have as nice girls as we have. LAVON SMITH

PLEDGE PARTY The pledges of the Alpha Sigma Tau had their annual pledge party on November 10, at the Memorial Union Ballroom. As the guests arrived , they were given little papier-mache hats to wear, and were supposed to keep them on all evening. For the favor dance, balloons vvith the girl's names on them were tossed from the balcony to the boys, who were to dance with the girl whose name was on his balloon. At the eighth dance, confetti and serpentines were given to the dancers, and oon the ball-room took on a carnival-like air. The party was formal for girl ', but the hats, serpentines, and confetti made it seem delightfully informal much to the enjoyment of all. HARRIET STEVEN 0

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R SH P. RTY After a delightful ummer for all of us we Lambdas came back to Alpha iama Tau with new vim and life. In spite of the fact that we are few in number our chapter i going to have one of the most successful years it ever had . \, e are tarting anew with everything. Some new patronesses are joining our ranks and we hope many new girls. The first rush party was a gala affair in the form of a dinner and bridge at one of Philadelphia's exclusive tea rooms. Prizes were awarded for the hi ghest and lowest scores in brid ae and judo-ing from the enthusiasm of the group our numbers will be multiplied in a very hart time. P NHELLE IC The Panhellenic ssociation of Temple gave a tea which took the form of progressive game in order to acqua int the Freshman women with the ororities on the campu . This wa a much more friendly affair than the u ual formal teas given for the incoming cla s. Everyone entered in with much pirit and got to know many new and interest in g people. WEEK-END PARTY Our lumme o-ave the actives a most in teresting house party at Tom Mie e' farm. The hou e was situated out in the wide open spaces where women are women and Alpha igma Taus have one grand time. Even though Tom did lose a picture in the middle of the ni ght and wouldn't let anyone Jeep we did have plenty to keep us in terested during the day. rchery croquet, hor e-shoes, and beautiful places to go hiking were just a few of our pastime, not to mention bridge , knitting and Tiddledy Winks. WITH ZETA One of our lumme girl s Lorraine Raina (graduate of Physical education ) and I spent a unique vacation in a small town outside of Schenectady in ~ew York . We organized and taught a Nursery School-K indergarten for a period of eight weeks. The town had never had a kindergarten of any kind o the children and parents enj oyed the experiment to such an extent that they hope to have the school again next summer if we are available. The kindero-arten was held outdoors in a secluded nook in the woods. wing andboxes and other equipm ent were all made from scrap materials. We feel that the youngsters gained much from their guided contacts with children their own age and we aw many evidences of development both physically and socially. " Too" DAMINGER


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Two of our Actives are unable to be wi th us thi s semester because of two years which they must spend in training in a New York hospital. We miss Ruth Brong and Louise Whi tcomb and will be glad when they can be with us again. ALUM~l拢 NEWS Mildred Curry has graduated from a chool of Dramatics since she left u two years ago. Lorraine Raino has almost completed her Master's work in the fi eld of P hysical Education . Elin or De ou ha also returned to the niversity and i doing her wo rk for the Master ' Degree. In spite of the overflow of teachers Betty Cole, one of last year's graduate , ecured a position teaching commercial subjects in Phoenixville, Pennylvania, H igh chool. Tom Mie se and Dorothy Hoyle are also helping to educate children at Hershey Penn ylvania. nother one of last year's graduates, Marion Arnsthal, secured an offi ce po ition. l[ary Breen i with the Corre ponclence and Co nsul ta tion Bureau of the Xational Recreation ssociation. he i now travellin g all over New Jersey vi iti ng in titutions of every description to help them in planning recreation program .

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Tell 'em so ! If yo u'd have it lead the rc t , H elp it grow! Wh en th ere路 an ythini! to do, Let the ot hers count on you, You'll feel "bull y" when it's through, Don't you kn ow. If you rr used to givin g kn ocksChange your st de; Throw bouquets, instead o f rocks, for awhile; Let th e ot her <;ororit ies "roast"D on't hun th em a you wou ld a ghost, But meet their hammers with a boost and a smi le. When a tranger fro m afa r co mes a long, Tell her who a nd what we a rc. Ma ke it strong, needn 't flatter , never bluff , T ell the truth , that 's enough . MADELINF. S Tti FER


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A group of frantic girl were runnin a nervous fin aers through tousled hair and gnashing their teeth in a fra ntic effort to find pl ans for a party that woul d be di ffe rent. T hen orne noi y child too k orne dice out of a si de pocket and hook them in a preoccupied mann er. The ra ttle of those dice brought a bra in to rm . Let 's have a aambl ing party with orne real atmo phere . The furn iture was all on the po rch and the ligh t fo r the vulgar place was suppli ed from candles placed in the necks of beef bottle . In one room wa the ba r with cider in a barrel kea and do ughnu t on a huge pla tte r. Behin d the bar on a ide-board wa a fin e display of good liquor , all empty bottle , too bad , too bad. In the sun -roo m wa a huge roulette wheel which attracted a crowd a t all hours. In a far co rner wa a table of black-jack and poker wa played in the other room. The social clean proclai med th e party a grand succe and the mall daughter of the F rench in tructo r broke the hou e on the roul ette wheel. The gue ts drank their cid er from bee r mug and went home feeling very daring over their reckle s expend iture. THE F LOAT FOR OU R H OMECOMI KG P \R. DE Colorado T eacher College ob. erved H omecomin g Saturday, November 10, with a foo tball game preceded by a parade in which Greek organizations entered fl oats. Alpha Sigma T au entered a fl oa t whi ch repre ented the idea of " Gold Digaers. " We had the entire truck covered with gold paper and green trimmings. Th e back of the truck was laid out to rep resen t a parlor scene where a profe sional flirt was " gold digaing" a man of grea t social standing. While the fl oat didn't win first place, we had loads of fun decorating it and addin g to th e a ttracti on of the parade. EMILY Gu TAF SO

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R esoi\'Cd , to li ve wi th a ll m y might whi le I do li ve. R e olved , ne\·er t o lo~e one momen t of tim e, to im prove it in the most profita ble way I possibly ca n. R eso lved , never t o do a nything whi ch I shoul d despise or th ink meanly of a nother. R eso lved , neve r to do a ny thmg out of revenge. Resolved , never to do a ny thin cr whi ch I ho uld he a fr aid of if it were t he last hour of my life." "'

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LPHA IG HOXOR FO NDERS ' D. Y Founders' Day of the Alpha igma Tau, national educational orority, was celebrated aturday ni crht, :..l ovember 3, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Donzie Lilly with a banquet attended by actives and alumnre members. Following the banquet the members of the sorority attended the homecoming dance held in the college gym by the new social committee of the college. The decorati ons placecard and menu for the banquet were in keeping with the orority color , emerald and gold. On un day morning the member of the sorority attended church in a body. Following the church ervices a farewell luncheon concluded the Founder ' Day exercise . Pre ent for the lun cheo n were l\Iesdames Smith Bradely, H. A. McNeer, Ralph Klingensmith , 1eade McNeill, and Mi Mae Hunter. ctive present were: Ferne humate, Phyllis Lilly, Helen Bradley, Romaine Kanode, Elizabeth Thornton , Helen Loui se Bero, Louise Rogers, lara Peraldo, Mary Brown J ohn ton, Mi ldred J ohn ston , Lilly Wolstencroft, \ irginia harlton , Eloi e Fry, Helen McNee r, Nell Gunter, and Lillian rockett. Jumnre present were: Opal Montcromery, Jessie Worley , Sylvia Coon, De ie arrett Julia v\ bite, Li llian Mo es, Thelma Bailey, Virginia Bailey, ely, Alice v\ allingfo rd , Belva Farley, Kitty Bowling, Jlva Thorn ton, Glady J o Ca rr, Frances Grave Melli e Cas ell , fargaret Davis, Mary Alice Johnston , Ruth Wynn , and Beryl Woodroo r. HELE N LOUISE BERO

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oncord ha had man y social events th i fall. The season started with a erie of affair honorin g the new Dean of Women , Dorothy Dillard , among which wa the . lpha igma Tau Reception. Following these was the President' R ecepti on and dance for the student body on October 22. Other than that the faculty ha been enterta inin g exten ively. The igma igma igma Nat iona l Representative, Mrs. Troy Cartwright , was here and the local chapter gave a reception in her honor. In addition to all the above there have been dances, teas, parties, etc. which have created a social atmo ph ere for the students of Concord State Teachers College. ROMAINE KANODE

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OMICRON CHAPTER First ro w, top to bottom: Lillian Crockett, Louise R oaers, \"irginia Charlton, Lilly \\' olstencroft, Mildred J ohnston. Second row : Helen Brad ley, Ferne humate, Elizabeth Thorn ton. Th ird ro w: Helen Loui e Bero, H elen MeNcer, 'lar Brown J ohnston. Fourth row: Nrllie Gunter, R omaine Kanode , Ph yli L Lill ', E l i"e Fry, Cbra l'erahln.


THE .路1 ll C H 0 R A. S. T. ROLL CALL My heart leaps up and I must claw To keep it in its place Before my Jpha Sigma Tau It always runs a race . The purpo e of my bei ng here To yo u I must di close To read my alphabetic lore That for you I did campo e. A is for Loui e Ander on who has height to spare he mu t bow and bend '"i th the greate t of care. B i for Helen Bradley, whose loveliness would cause The King of Great Britain to ahem and applaud. C i for iellie a el to whom we give congratula tions true Our H ea rt will ever have a special place for yo u. D i for Darcie humate to whom we go To confide our tro ubles and be consoled. E i for Elizabeth T hornton who doe thing up righ t he II O'ive her last dollar to have romance tonight. F i for Ruth Farley with h er songs and her smile l\Iake laugh ter wort h pursu ing, makes living worth while. G i for Tell Gun te r who t ru ngles and tries To keep the boys ser ved with puddings and p ies. H i for Mis Hunter , though wee and small he omeh ow manage to tak e care of u all. I i for Il va Thornton , who one sweet clay Will help Tom with hi s dairy, just over the way.

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M is fo r Mrs. McNeill, whom we all adore Her guidance an d leadership, we all need it more. N is fo r the novelty of H elen Bero

You should see her dance the new Cario. 0 is for Opal Montgo mery, tall, willowy, an d fair Who, like her name, is a gem very rare. P is for Clara Peraldo, who's tall dark and nice Fact of it is, she's made of only sugar and sp ice. Q is fo r the quietness of Sylvia Coon She goes to bed early, and gets up too soon.

R is fo r Louise Rogers who tries till she's blue To smoo th her hair down with a liquid glue. S is for Claudine Spangler, a Teacher she'll be She'll have them recite poetry, an d sing do ra me. T is fo r Tressa Bingham, whose heart never shatters She loves 'em, and leaves 'em like trifling matters. U is for the unusualness of Helen McNeer One moment she's laughing, the next she's in tears. V is for Virginia Charton who somehow or other Gets a task done and takes up another. W is for Ruth Wynn , who seems qui te shy But I think she uses technique somehow on the sly . X marks the place fo r Lil Wolsencroft's face As a real and true friend , she'd win in a race. Y is for you, our next president, Ferne Shumate For ability and leadership, you take the cake. Z is fo r the zip, zim, and zigor of Lillian Crockett Strike a match and she's off like a rocket. There is only one name left, and that is mine, I " t'ink " I'll be Eloise, a rh ymer of rhymes.

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MARRIAGES RICE-BOWLING Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bowling of Princeton, announce the marriage of their daughter, Kathleen Virginia to Mr. James Mitchell Rice, July 19, 1934, at Peari burg, irginia, with the Rev. J. A. Early officiating. Mrs. Rice is a graduate of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. Mr. Rice, whose home is in Welch , attended the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and i a graduate of the niversity of Florida. He is at present an employee of the Standard Oi l Co. in Bluefield where they will reside temporarily. Mc::-.J"EILL-BINGHAM Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bingham of War, announce the marriage of their daughter Teresa , to Mr. Addison Mc::-.Jeill Jul y ~ 1, 1934, at Marlinton, We t \"irginia, with the Rev. 0. N. Miles officiati ng. Mrs. McNeill attended Concord Ia t year where he was a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau, national educational orority, from which oraanizati on she received the prize of being the be t all around pledge. Mr. McNeill attended We t Virginia \~ esleyan and Concord. He was a fo ur letter athlete at oncord and belonged to the Tri D elta Tau, Kane Klub \ ar ity and Rinktum Ril ey lub. The couple are now re iding with the groom 's parent in Marlinton, West Vi rgi nia. H ELE LOUISE BERO

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was erved for lun ch, and wa devoured omewhat in the manner of sea mon ter , what with all tho e appetizing activities beforehand. An autumn tea, held at the home of H elen Tucker on Sunday afternoon, October 14 formed the second rush party. The house was nearly buried with flowers of all kinds- in fall colors. Co rn stalks and a huge pumpkin greeted the rue ts in the reception hall and helped lend the proper atmosphere. We were happy to have with us M rs. Staehl e, who poured the tea and helped serve what she aid was more food than she'd ever seen before at a tea. On the night of pledging- October 24, we entertained the girls first with a grand dinner, prepared and served by two of our actives, Ruth Sedestrom and J oan Conklin , in our own apartment. Pledging service was held after dinn er. Margaret Kaler Langohr, one of our fo rmer presidents, later spoke to the whole group on the M eaning of Sorority Life, and an informal discus ion on related subj ects provided an opportunity to help the Pledges understand . omething of what :\l pha Sigma T au may mean to them. NoREE CooPER


PIS AT LAKE CHRISTINE Above, left to right: Birkie and hanfu; June and Gin; Jnnis. Third row: Holly-F reeze. Scco11(l row, left to right: Row - R o\\' -Row ; Between ·'C ke •. " First row: Eliz<tb th, Alice B., \\ ilma , Helen , Ali c \\ .


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The .\l pha igs closed their p ring ter m wi th three in tere ting even ts. T he first wa a ::\igh t Clu b part) given b y our ingenious pledges at th e home of \ 'era Knudse n , te mporaril y conve rted into th e Clu b Risque. The party \ra in h on or of the a ctives an d alums. Famous characters were imp er ona ted- all y R a n d , by that charmin a ar t i t, \ ·era Kn udsen ; Mae W e t , by H elen .\u b urn the exotic ; T exa Guinan , b y th at su btle p era nali ty . li ce \\ ilk ; a n d Conni e· Boswell , by our dimin u tive W ilma N owotny. There wa even a choru _ ~ a n cty , ciga rette , and mi n ts in wine gla _ e_ added the wicked (?) to uch tha t made th e setting of the party so au then tic. The secon d even t was the in itiation of fo ur o f our pledges in to the active chapter. H elen Aub urn , \ 'era Knudsen, .-\ li ce Wilk , an d E li zabeth W ilson . The chapter wa overj oyed to add fo ur such fi ne members to its roster. The th ird even t \r h ich took place the week followin g finals, was a week-end spen t at La ke hri sti ne. wimming, canoeing, and hikin g furni heel a musemen t. An d ok e ! Durin g th e sum mer we did not meet (on acco un t o f how the heat \Yas too h ot). rran gemen ts wer mad e, h owever fo r sending our delega tes to the on ve n tion . t the ope ning of the Fall te rm , a tea wa given at the h ome of Ali ce \Vilk . imp le elega n ce ch a racte rized thi s fun ct ion . noth er in it ia tio n was held ea rl y in the te rm for Cathryn Matth ews, M arj orie Taylor, Wilma :\owotny , a nd \ ·e ra Bartman . The Founder Day ba nqu t was held , as i our cus tom, a t th e College lub . Th olemni ty and im p ressivene_ of thi s occa sion makes its memory dear to the h eart of eve ry .\lpha ig. Our plan s fo r th e f ut ure (thi s ha to en d omeh ow), in cl ude a Chri s tma s dance a nd a b ne!it ca rd pa rty . \~ e also p la n to h ave a special p rogram a t every meetin g. A LI CE R O.\ L

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T he late t fla h fr o m the Harris Camp us reveals th at Harri s studen t:: have fi nall y b ecome reco ncil ed to their fat e a s fu tu re sch ool teach ers, a n d h ave ettled down to a life o f h a rd work a n d s tu dy. N o lon ger is the la st n igh t s par ty or the n ew elate cliscu sed over a "cok e" at th e " D en ," or a re the n ew tyles in h ats an d dresse the sub ject of a " F ron t-s tep " d iscussion . I n teacl , every g irl rush es to th e li brary th e momen t sh e h as a spare secon d , a n d literall y throws h erself in to stu dy ing . T h e Alph a Sigs h ave


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improved so much that we hope to take first place instead of second (losing by .002 of a point), and so ambitious have we Alpha Sigs become that when work runs out there is al ways a bag of knitting or crocheting handy to fill in spare time, and hand-knitted sweaters and crocheted dresses are no longer rarities. The atmosphere in the library has changed also. The practice of flittin g in and out at odd moments, admitting snatches of corridor conversation, is taboo. The room is now so quiet that students, tired from burning the midnight oil the night before, have been known to nap peacefully for some time. (Flash- the record time is now one hour and thirty minutes, held by your reporter, after having spent hours the night before writing this.) The reason for all this reformation is apparent. Every Harrisite is at last keeping those Labor Day resolutions instead of forgetting them in a week. Of course we want it clearly understood that the fact that library attendance is taken, and a faculty member is present to keep order , has nothing whatsoever to do with it. This is a case of the action being father to the rule. However, the pre-reformation spirit still lingers, but in a subdued form, as shown by the plans fo r a school dance at which a new queen is to be crowned. This new queen will be temporarily called The Harvest Queen, and will be the third member of Harris Royalty, along with the Torch Queen and the May Queen. This ends the latest news report, but the next one will probably include the news that every Pi member has completed an entire semester without a library cut and received an A average for the whole term. WILHELMINA WATCHALL

P.S. Flash! - A census taken by your Harris correspondent today brought out the startling fact that the average Harris student goes to bed at 11: 36 P.M. All late hours were attributed to study. Late Flash ! Alice Wilk pledged to Kappa Delta Pi, Honorary Educational Sorority. W.W. } AN ICE WRAUSMANN

OUR KNIT WITS Grandmothers and great-grandmothers of the Pi Chapter would rejoice if they could see the zeal and industry with which their descendants attack the knotty old problems of knitting. It is slightly different, of course, from what it was in their day, when knitting was a fireside sport, and one of the big reasons why our grand-. mothers never left home. Modern girls must go out, and so their knitting must go with them. In classes, at sorority meetin gs, in restaurants- anywhere, in fact, that there is time for her to open her bag and take out her work, the modern girl knits. Some seem able to do it under the mo t extraordinary circumstances. Rumor has it that one of our members can drink coffee, ea t a sandwich , write a theme on Shak espeare, and kni t a twinsweater-se t all at the sa me time. But we ca n't ask you to beli ve this ya rn .


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It is becoming very annoying to those of us who have never felt the urge to stick to our needles and knit. No matter what we wear, if it has the faintest appearance of a piece of \YOol about it, one of the kni t-wits will _inquire if we did it ourselves, and how long it took. ~othing is worth havmg any more if it isn 't hand-knitted , from beginning to end . I am planning a little dinner party for the kn itting sisters-everything will be hand knit from the noodle in the soup, to the grounds in the coffee. I plan to have a knitted tablecloth, knitted napkins, and knitted covers for all the o-la se . It goe without sayi ng that everyone will wear knitted evening gowns and carry knitted pmYder puffs in knitted vani ties. If it tire you to read o man y Knits in one paragraph , please remember that we have had to hear it many time a day for many day , and pull out your knjtted handkerchief and knit your ympathetic tears with our . 路

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Pi hapter celebrated the founding of :\lpha igma Tau November 7. Mo t of the girl remembered to wear white and aJl the members were provided with gold and emerald ribbons. T hursday evening the active and alumnre chapter too-ether bowed appreciation fo r the fo unding of Alpha igma Tau with a formal banquet at the oll ege Club. We had , as guests, our two patrones e l\Irs. l\Iarshall Crouch and M r . \\ alter C. Kirchner. Table decorations were carried out in sorority colors with yell ow roses and chry anthemum s, and golden yell ow candle in green ca ndelabra. Also, at each place wa a ti ny yellow birthday candle in a green holder. Place card were green folders tied with yell ow ribbon , embossed in gold with \ . .T. and the girl '. name. In ide were the prin ted menu and programme. A(ter an impre . ive candl e ceremony and a delicious dinner , June Mcarthy, 1 resident of the active chapter, introd uced the rest of the officers. Mi Glatfelter, fa cul ty advi ser gave a mo t vivid descri ption of her meeting with and impre sion of Mi ss Luella Chapman recently retired National Pr ident. Harri et chroeder, making a n address fo r the activ e chapter, . poke on the significan ce of the Gold and Emerald . E lizabeth Lisy, president of the lumnre hapter, gave a summary of the activities of their hapter of the past year in which 路he made a number of interesting announcements of marriage and engagements. he also announ ced that Maxin Miru had 1 een appo in ted National Cha irman of the cholarship Fund. The programme was completed with group singing of sorori ty songs. ELTZAI3ETJI WIL SON


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SOCI L EVE ITS Rho Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau honored their rushees with a series of parties beginning with a formal dinner, Friday, September 14, at 7 o'clock , P.M . in the basement of the Methodist Church. The table, around which were seated 50 guests, was beautifully decorated with crepe myrtle and clematis. Miss Anna Kay Wharton, alumna, presided a t the dinner as toastmistress. Following the dinner the members and rushees were guests of the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity at a dance at the country club. A midnight supper, slumber party, and breakfast at the home of Miss Mildred Riling, and Miss Irene Scrivener, 1116 West Elm, faculty advisers of the sorority, closed the rush parties for the semester. POETRY? Upon being asked to earn fifty cents, and write a poem tellin g how they earned it, one pledge says : " One cold clay in bleak November, I had to go to town for a clear ol ' member. Twenty-five cents she said she 'd pay, To the girl who would go for her that clay. I was in need of a cent or two , So this great task I cleciclecl to do. I changed my dress, and hurried to town , But my order to purchase could not be found. I looked and looked till almos t four , nd finall y found it in a ten cent store.


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I got a ride mo t of the \Yay home And rej oicin a tha t my task was clone. But about tha t time I ran into a friend , "ho said she \Ya in need of a pen. he wan ted to know if I would go for her, I replied , 'Yes my dear, for the um of a quarter. ' I walked all the way there and purchased the pen , Rested awhne and tarted home then. I walked all the way home every step of the way, I vowed to myself once I got there- ! would tay. I finally arrived at my desti na tion. nd began to study for an exam ina tion. Thi i the price I paid for not go ing to meeting, And I believe it i not worth repeating. Hereafter, to Alpha igma Tau I shall be true, I am thoroughly convinced that it is the only thin g to do ." J uANITA DENISON

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An other plecl ae, a freshman, bur t fort h in this kind of verse: good orority i . II ha igma Tau, But, believe me they really lay the law. Every v\ ed ne day ni ght we mu t go to meet in g, Or el e, I gue take a beating. We enter the hou e a t onl y the back door, And in meeting we it on the floor. 'VI e receive poin ts for almost every deed , . ncl every member ' wi sh we must always heed. La t Wednesday ni ght we had to walk down the street, nd on a large eli h pan continuously beat. We topped in town and sang a ong, While two tin cups were pas eel along. I 've alway want to belong to this organization, . nd by doing a I am bid, I can show my appreciation. JEAN SAULS

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SIGMA "HANDS ACROSS THE STATES" One of the biggest advantages of being a member of a national sorority such as Alpha Sigma Tau is the wide spread personal contacts afforded through varied chapters. Sigma has found, however, in her own group diverse and changing residences. The point which makes this situation even more vital is the fact that our other chapters too, have individuals scattered about the country. Just a superficial survey reveals the following relations. We'd welcome additions and corrections from Sigma Alumnre and other chapters. Jean Beare, Sigma, is now studying in Cleveland at Western Reserve and is affiliated with Alumnre there. Ruth Beebee one of our new pledges has a sister resid ing in Shaker Heights, just outside Cleveland , and met several Alpha Taus at Convention thi s summer. Ida Gonseth and Viva Merritt are Sigma's present and past representatives at Merrill Palmer School, Detroit. To recompense fo r their temporary absence Sigma actives and alumnre are happy to have Edna Mae Soder and Louise Goodyear from Detroit. Miss Goodyear is an executive in Buffalo Girl Scouts and though she is extremely busy we hope to see more of her. Sigma Alumnre are spread throughout New York State; from Grace Schubert and Josephine Choate Angle in New York City and Miriam Heafner Butcher on Long I sland to< sisters in Syracuse, Olean, Salamanca, Niagara Falls, Batavia, Lockport, Dansville, and innumerable other smaller towns. Other girls now residing out of the state include Blanche Bellinger Dean in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Janice Laing Timmerman in Culver City, California; Jo Severine lives in Denver when not in school ; and most distant of all Gladys Lull in sunny Hawaii. The latest report brings news that Doris Huggins Thorn will leave Buffalo soon for Boston where her husband will pursue studies under a Graduate Fellowship. Later h e will study in Europe. This account has not mentioned at all Sigmas who have spent summers in travel and vacationing in distant states. That topic alone deserves a separate story . Here we will only mention Evelyn Grampp who spent her summer in Europe- (We 're anticipating your account with eagerness, Ed. ) ·. " Marty" Macdonald who spends her summers " roughing it" and boating in the " wilds" of Canada- (Perhaps you heard some of her stories at the Convention); and "Tommy" Weitz, Alumnre President, who fo und the lure of Nova Scotia so strong that she couldn't " tear" herself away soon enouah " to reach the Convention before it ended. Last week we heard of a Buffalo girl, attending Kent tate who i" affiliatin g with Alpha Sigma Tau there. Thi s will constitute till another out-


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of-state tie for Buffalo. Confidentially, Etas, I beard that \lpha Tau is THE sorority at Kent- our Compliments and Best Wishes! What interesting contacts have your actives and alumn<e made in reaard to spreading the boundaries of the chapter in more extensive areas? Be sure to let us bear of them in the spring issue of the A CHOR. BEVERLY Y. BOLLARD IGMA LA:\"T FROM CLE \ " EL.'\~D ~ i ters o' mine, don 't you rather blush when you review our singing a a national group ? From now on igma's motto is: " Alpha Sigma Tau ong at ev ery meeting." If all chapters adopt this motto perhaps we may hope for a 100 per cen t improvement in our vocal attain ments by 1936! (You know, ioma hapter s J o hoate published a ong-book- we hope yo u all have one.) Maybe next convention the weather man will be more kindly when Alpha Tau plan a " Moo nlight Boat Ride. " We shouldn 't complain, however, fo r the leveland weather proved very invigorating and at any rate gave u a chance to parade our new fall model s! \\'e haven 't been able to figure whether the Hotel Cleveland management thought we were too dangerous a aroup to centralize on one floor ; or if they wanted to rrive the hotel residents on all fl oors a treat by scattering us from the third to the twelfth ! v e incerely hope the t. Loui girls finally fo und a good view of the lake a well a orne picture of Erie' parkling waves. The most we can say for the leveland papers is that they don't pretend to cater to anyone's vanity by printing picture - unl es it might be . om un-burned aviator. Many of u certainl y envied Janet Knott, Eta president, for she has a lake for a wimming pool in her " back-yard " and also another one across the street,â&#x20AC;˘ fo r wadin g we presume ! This writer wouldn 't care if it was in the front or back yard as long a he had on.e of the " Twin Lakes" ! D orothy Baab from N u in olorado and the delegates from Omicron in\\ e t Virginia, Ferne and the McNeills, mu t have had a splendid chance to get acquainted fo r they all attended the World 's Fair after the ConYention ! That' my idea of a grand 1lan ! omet ime we wondered if Alpha igma Tau was an educational soro rity e peciall y when baby pictures and baby sayings and stunts filled the air ! It sound ed almost like a " Better Baby" Convention. (How's Roger, i\Irs. taehl e?) (Conaratulation , 'Irs. Doyle- more Alpha Tau material !) This delegate was fort un ate enough to be able to spend another week in Cleveland , and environ with fr iends in Shaker Heights, whi ch is in the lovel y , hilly section directly out ide southeast Cleveland, in the fine suburban residential ection which rival s anything Buffalo can show. It was a grand opportuni ty to see more of Jean Beare, our Sigma at Western Reserve as well as a chance to more fully appreciate the beauty which


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abounds south of Cleveland . T his visit was especially in teresti ng inasmuch as I was able to visit more of Cleveland than the D ocks and P ublic Square . T heir M usic Hall and University group is something to " write home" abou t. The girl wi th whom I stayed in Shaker is from Buffalo ; and I'm p roud to announce that Ruth Beebee is now a pledge member of Sigma. E ta girls- ! expect you already knovv abou t " Canary Cottage" at Chagrin Falls, Ohi o. D id you ever know of such a deligh tful place? Not only is the foo d delicious par excellence ; but the yell ow old-fa h ioned " cottage" abounds in authen tic early American antiques both in furniture, dishes and utensi ls. Upon en terin g the quain t garden and thence th rough an 18th Century door one is transplan ted to life and surro undings of 200 years ago. If you Etas could use it for rush parties you'd never have to worry about in triguing pledges and persuading them to " p refer" Alpha Sigma T au . It 's certainly worth an hour's drive in any weather. I shoul d imagine it would be especially inviting in mi d-win ter with crackli ng fi res in the huge fireplaces shedding a mellow glow over the lovely old mahogany and walnut.

Conventi ons offer a splendid opportunity fo r developing friends over all t he coun try. It is especially of real value and interest to follow up these con tacts with correspondence. In the ANCHOR it was once reco mmended that each chapter establish contact with some others. Now we have an even better stimulus fo r we are already acquain ted with the girls to whom we write. I'll be looking fo r your letters! BEVERLY Y. BOLLARD

HAIL TO ALPHA SI GMA TAU (T une of Stein Song) Hail to Alpha Sigma T a u hout t ill t he hillsides ring Salute the frat of wo rk and fun Let every loyal co mrade sing Ha il to the friend shi ps true H ail t o fra t of high E ndeavor We pledge our minds and hea rts a new!

Chorus:T o th e tree , to the ky, T o th e hills a nd their sheltering quiet nes T o th e yo uth , to the fire T o t he life tha t is moving and ca ll ing us T o the hopes, t o the faith, T o the courage of students in earn e tn css T o the call o f the world t hat is need ing ur erv ice for aye! ' (R epea t verse) Zeta pledges


ALTOONA ALUMNAE Altoona Alumnce were inactive mo t of last year. Late last May a meeting wa held at the home of Dorothy Gearhart to decide whether or not there \Ya till enough interest among the girls for the chapter to continue. Opinions eemed to favor the affirmative, so here we are, up and doing once more ! A number of our girls are fo rtuna te enough in having teaching position ; among them are Reba Frankl in , D olly Gearhart , Sally Wilson, Ginny Logue Peg Dorries, Gertrude farks, and myself. Because of inactivi ty last year, our calendar of events is rather slim. . ide from the monthly meetings it consisted of but a. bridge lun cheon at the Towne Hou eon ::\T"ovember 24. Plans for the futur e are so mewhat more appealing because we wish to visit our neighbor the J ohnstown Alumnce, ometime soon. orne idle money in our t rea ury will make a few impoveri heel families happy at hri tmas, we hope. And speakin g of Chri stmas, here's wi bin g you all a mo t happy one and a. New Year filled with ucces . H E LEN F . FRISCH

DETROIT ALUMNAE ( Detroit, Michigan) On October 13 , we had our first meeting of the year. Thi s was a very , very informal party held out at E lea nor Brinkm an's cottage. Keena and ei re in a of Hallowe'en doll s occupied our minds for the afternoon. In Iovember Edith Man ell and D orothy Conn elly held the meetin g together at Edith 's home. Thi s was quite different because, although we had fun we had a very se ri ou meeting. You kn ow we who went to Conven tion are so f1lled up with ideas that we have had to plan a very active program for the next co ming mon ths. D ecember i filled with ideas and parties galore. Together with the T heta Chapter, we alumn ce are havin g a Chri stmas party. Grab bag and candy all help to make a better party. Our big surprise of the month is a tea to be held fo r our nati onal officers. Now that the old yea r has passed and we look with joy and so rrow on the month gone by may tho e thoughts rekind le with in us a new spirit of work and hope for the new year ahead of us. To each Alpha Sigma Tau we wish a prosperous and happy year .


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October 6 marks the date of an important event in Pi . lumme Chapter, as on this Saturday Mardell Helber became Mrs. H. B. Marek . Mardell i an original charter member of Pi, and becau e she ha always been so active in all our undertakings, the Pi Alums considered thi s justification for several parties in her honor. Two of our own Pi babies made the official presentation of miscellaneous gifts at the home of Madolyn Kehl. This was a complete surprise to the recipient, vvho had been lured from her home into a chilly downpour by various temptations. At Mrs. T. J. Siedler's we all joined in furnishing her kitchen with whatever pieces of kitchenware our own tastes decreed. Then at the next meeting, the chapter presented Mardell with four sterling silver candlesticks. We 're hoping for another wedding real soon- this wa such fun. L C1LLE MIR s

XI ALUMNAE JUST A WORD ABOUT EVERYONE Virginia Nigro has received her A.M. from Western State College, and is teaching English at Kim , Colorado. Ellen Christensen is teaching art at Boon, Colorado. Elizabeth Miller became Mrs. Mark 0 borne last June, and i making her home in Gunnison, Colorado. Allison Huntley is still attending college, where she is majoring in chemistry, and she belongs to Epsilon Rho Epsilon, national honorary sci entific fraternity. Georgia Clark, one of the first members of Xi Chapter, is county superintendent of Eagle County, Colorado. Mildred LeMaster is teaching in the Menoken School, Montro e oloraclo. " It's great to be " reat, but it's greate r t o be human."- v I LL R oGER


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Top , left: M a rjorie L ee Ewer and Patricia R uth. R ig ht: National Officers. Middle, left: Anna Mae Blake. Center: N u Alum nre Ho useparty , 193-L Right : Will cne Baa b .

Brlow , left : Detro it Alumnre at Col1\路cntion. Right : Glenn Platt Potte r.


NU ALUMNAE HOUSEPARTY The annual houseparty of the Nu Alumme was held August 10 and 11 at a cabin in " Dick's Harbor, " up the T hompson Canyon. Ten alums with their guests attended. We drove to Estes Park Saturday evening for the dance at " Riverside." A midnight supper was served after everyone returned to the cabin. Sunday noon we had fried chicken din ner. Early in the afternoon we started home and drove down the " Devil 's Gulch Road " where we stopped , built a huge bonfire, and cooked a picni c supper.

LUNCHEON Luncheon fo r all Nu Alumnre gi rls was held at the Mystic Tea Room in Denver,- November 9.- Twenty-five member were present. Girls who are teaching, girls married , and others working in or near Denver.- What a thrill to see a sister I had no t seen since being in college.- What a thrill to be surrounded by enthusiastic happy Alpha Sigma Tau's eagerly gathering news from one another. After luncheon convention reports were given by Laura Blake and Audrey Lucke. Luncheon program was closed by the reading of tea cups.

PERSONALS Laura Blake- having just moved to Yuma Colorado is having difficulty keeping in touch with everyone through correspondence. Mrs. Andrey Lucke attended Alpha Sigma Tau Convention with M rs. Laura Blake and is now again busy with teaching. Hazel Platt is wo rking in Chamber of Commerce office and is also alumnre adviser to active Nu Chapter. J oanne Eberhart teaches again in Hudson. Dear J o is an ever faithful alumnre member and secretary. 路 Ruth Buzzard, as dear and sweet as ever, teaches in Branson. Bernadine- never fails us in meetings as well as other ways, again teaches in Brighton. Dora Masson has given up teaching for social service work and is having a wonderful time. Edna and Pauline are again teaching in Denver.


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\\HAT THE AL l\INJE ORGANIZATION MEANS Only too often is it the case when we leave school that we lose contact with our sisters of college days. Each goes to her respective position of teaching, housekeeping or whatnot and '"e eem to forget the good times we used to have. ince the organization of our alumnre chapter two years ago we begin to realize the pleasures we u ed to have before we organized. Our meetings every month a well as our partie and dances where the sorority hu band - the auxiliary chapter- and guests get together have served to bring u into clo er contact with each other. \\ e all of cour e have hopes of more definite purposes toward which to aim. Our pre ent purpose eems to be to keep in touch with each other and clo er to the active chapter. \ 'ery few of u think of letting anything else interfere with our meeting , and look forward to them with a great deal of plea ure. This seems to be enoucrh in itself to keep our group going and to prove its worth. whilene . JoAN

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JOHNSTOWN ALUMNAE (Johnstown, Pa .) WITH OUR CH. PTER !are over- :-\ t pre ent !are i recuperating from an operation that was performed in eptember. We earne tly hope that Clare will soon be able to re ume her 1 o ition as a tenographer in the United States ational Bank. Betty De Frehn- Betty i teaching in the primary department of the Dale chao! in John town; she continues with her music as an avocation. Ruth Hennincrer- Ruth is tear.hing in Davidsville again this term. Now that camping season is over " Dottie" and Ruth are devoting their leisure moment to mu ic. Mrs. l\Iildred (Allen ) Harrison- For some months past Mildred ha been re idin g in Beaverdale. The John stown Alumnre girls are very proud of "Mid ' " new Alpha , igma Tau that arrived last summer. Helen Lear- Helen ha returned to her position as a teacher in the Lorain Borough chao! . At present she is interested in the fifth grade. Evelyn Livingston- Good fortune miled on our Evelyn this term. As


JOH STOW ALUMN.-E Above, left: Evelyn Livingston. Cent er: Betty and Buddy. Right: Dolt R ich and her bike. Center, left to right: Evelyn Li vingston, Betty DeFrchn, Dorothy Ri ch , Helen Lear, Peg Pfaar. Below, left : Zcla Alumn:c al DcFrchn's. Right : DcFrchn's 'ottage.


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a teacher in her home district she will now be able to keep in close contact with her J ohn stown sisters. Eleanor Miller- ' Dottie report that Eleanor i still teaching in Hol opple. J eanette Patterson- Although Jeanette is located some distance from John town we hear she is teaching in Portage again . Edith Paul- Edith, our dramatic teacher from J oseph Johns Junior High , i de ervina of our admiration. Not only does she teach but she i also taking everal courses from the University of Pitt. Good luck, Edith. Jo ephine Paul- ' Jo " has accepted a new po ition this term as art teacher in one of the \\ estmount chools. Thi talented lassie aspires to be a typi t too. he attends evening classes for the latter purpose. Margaret Pfarr- Just let Margaret solve your 'math" problems! As an experienced mathematic teacher in Garfield J un ior High, Margaret knows how to " juggle" the figures. Dorothy Ri ch-"Dot' is teachinCT aaain at Davidsville. She is quite enthu ia tic about her darlings. Florence trayer- An inspiration to her kindergarten pupils Flo begin the little tot in their pursuit of knowledge. Mr . iargaret Wil on- " Happy," a cun nina little fox terrier is Davy's and Junior' late t pet. Here 's hopinCT Peg will enjoy the pup as much as the duck which had been the children former playmate. ZETA

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May: Our monthly meeting wa held at the home of Geraldi ne Beas. Plan were made for a banquet to be held in Ju ne. Jwz e: An informal banq uet wa held at the Green Kettle Tea Room in John stown . Mi Claire King wa our gue t of honor. July: John town alumnre went a-picnicking to Betty De F rehn 's cottage near Everett. ports and fea tina marked thi as a gala day to be long remembered. August: Jo ephine Paul and Dorothy Ri ch journ eyed to Cleveland as our repre entative at the Convention . . nd how eagerly we listened to the new and bit of fun they reported! eptemb er: The fir t fall meeti ng wa 路 conducted by our alumnre at the home of Florence Strayer. Election of officers was held. Octob er: Margaret Pfarr was hostess to her isters at a jolly Hallowe'en party. Nov emb er: Theater party at the State T heater. Movies and theneat !


SIGMA ALUMNAE (Buffalo, N. Y.) FOUNDERS ' D. Y WITH IGMA The active and alumnre chapters joined in honoring Miss Luella Chapman , retiring National President and in celebratinO' Founders' Day at a Banquet Nov. 7 at the Buffalo Town Club . Forty-two actives and alumnre enjoyed a mo t delicious turkey dinner. The program was opened by the alumnre pre ident Mrs. Olaa Weitz a toastmistress. She explained that the occasion beside being in honor of our Founders, was to honor Mi ss Chapman who had so faithfully served as our National President. Miss Mary Benzinaer, alumn re vice-president read so me of the greetings from other chapter . Mi s Chapman then poke a few word telling us how surpri eel and happy she was to be so honored. Mrs. Adeline T. Hurley spoke on the History of Sigma Chapter before we were accepted by Alpha Sigma Tau and Mrs. Helen B. Campbell gave the hi tory from then (19 25) to the present date. An interestin g talk was aiven by Miss Dorothy Halstead on " What Founders' Day Means to the Act ive Chapter. " Between speeches we sang Alpha igma Tau Songs and Miss Lillian Zdarsky, accompanied by Miss Evelyn Grampp, played a selection from Victor Herbert upon her violin. The remainder of the greeting from outside chapters were read by Mrs. Marion T. Holdswo rth and Mrs. Veronica M. Wilk ins spoke on "Conventions in the Past and Future." The climax of the banquet came when the toastmistress presented Miss Chapman with a gift from the foll owing chapters, Lambda Active and Alumnre, N u, Omicron, Pi Active and Alumnre, Theta, Rho, Iota Active, Altoona and Detroit Alumnre, Zeta and Sigma Active and Alumnre. Miss Chapman in accepting the gift, a lovely black even ing pur e, upon opening it was about to say she wondered what to put in it ; when a check for $2 5 fell out. Afterwards she confided to us that nothing would have pleased her better. She had always wanted a watch with the Alpha igma Tau Emblem and now she could have one. For this delightful banquet and program we wish to thank the committee in charge, Mesdames Dorothy McGarvey, Helen Campbell Edna Mae Soeder, Dorothy Lilga, Adelin e Hurl ey, and Ruth Baker.


VITAL STATISTICS M.\RRI:\GES Alpha

France Kapp to R odger Cline, August 18, 1934, in Toledo, Ohi o. Dori Jackson to Merle Barker May 1933. Delta Alice tafford to Henry Pharoah. T hey are living in Waynesburg, Penn_ylvania. Loui e eecl lo David F . Zimmer . pper Darby, Pen nsylvania is their home. Z eta Dorothy Kit ch wedded Donald Fahy thi past summer and has entertai ned the ctive in her new home. Three other al umme girl have prom i eel " to cherish and obey." They are Florence l\Iaainn whose married name is unknown to us; Mrs. Robert Robb n 路 e Ruth J ohn ton who has a home in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, and Mr . lexander Po tpichal , nee Jacqueline Gilmer. The marriaae of Margaret Farwell a mu ic instructress in Altoona, to J ohn Brenneman has been announ ced. Mr . B renneman is helping her husband in hi work a a choir director. The marriarre of three Wi lli am port girl s have been annou nced: Pearl M oore to VI alter Hornberger. Dorothy Ba tian to Theodore Moore. Ethel Hartsock to Guy F ull er. Om icrou Tere a Bingham to Addi son l\Ic::\Teill , Jul y 31, 1934. Kathl een Bowling to James Rice, July 19, 1934 . . llt ooua Alum nce Peg Farwell , Zeta, is now Mrs. Clayton Brenn eman and is li vin g in town . Loui se eed , Delta , wa married to Dav id Zimm er , and lives in Upper Darby, Pa. Wilmina Kell y, Del ta, was married to J ohn Princl ible in Jul y and is livin g in Patton, Pa. D etroi t Alumnce To two of our " Alpha igs' may we offer con gratulation s. Margaret Rrodi on whose marriage took place thi s pa t summer to William R. Milby


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and to Jane Evans whose marriaae to Frederick De Nlunn wa an event of November last. To both these Theta Alumnre we ay " ongratulation .' Nu Alumna; Marjorie Adams was married only recently to Tom Niel of Ault. No more teaching day for Marji e. Pi Atumnce Mardell H elber to H. B. Marcks, October 6, 1934. Sigma Alumnce The seven recent bride of igma are: Helen Bruce Campbell, Katherine F::.n 路 路1,, 1' 1: : eb lVlarv Dougla Harsch , Audrey tewart ullivan, Nora Hallahan Karin, Pearl Cruickshank lien and Margaret Div r. Xi Atumncc Elizabeth M iller became Mrs. 0 borne in June, and is making her home in Gunni on, Colorado.

The power of manners IS mce sa nt- an element a unconcealable :ts f1re. The nobil ity cannot in any co un try be disgui ed, and no more in a republic or a democracy than in a kingdom. There are certain manne rs which a re learned in good ociety, of th at force t hat if a person have them, he or she must be considered, and i everywhere welcome, th ough without beauty or wealth, or ~e niu s . - RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we mu:;t carry it with usor we find it not. - EMERSON

I recognize but one mental acqUI 1t10n as an essentia l part of the education of a lady or a gent leman-namely: an acc urate and refined use of the mother tongue. -CHARLES

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BIRTH Altoona Alumnce We congratulate Elizabeth\ an oyoc Myers of Shomokin, Pennsylvania, on birth of a son- Tommy Lee. Detroit Alunmce A daughter, Loyola Mary, was born to Captain and Mrs. Julstin G. Doyle, October 30, 1934. Mrs. Doyle our ~ational Editor, was formerly Mary Loui e Mandrea of Theta and Detroit Alumnre. Sigma A lumu ce Babies have been born to Ruth Holden Baker, Dorothy Setler Emblidge, Janice Laing Timmerman \ 路eva Douglas Olmstead and Mildred Sharich Han on. . u Alum nee

Bulah Back trom Betty arrol trele ky and Wanita De Forest Ohmen announce arrival of little lpha igma Taus.- Bulah and Wanita having boy and Betty a girl. E:\GAGEME~T

Delta Jane tombaugh to Demp ey now. Betty E. turm to rthur Weaver. They will be married in December.

DEATH /'. eta Robert Matchett aae ix. We extend our sympathy to Robert Matchett, William port, Pennsylvania.

The nollest ervtce come work un een.

'Ir. and Mrs.

from nam eless hands. And lhe best se rvant does his - OLIVER WEND ELL HoLMES

To see, lo understa nd , lo rem ember, is to know . Always, however, there must be conscious effo rt. Knowledge is not to be ab orbed as by a spo nge. - R uBENS


DIRECTORY

NATIONAL COUNCIL President. .... .. ....... .. . . .. .. . . ..... .... ... .. .... Mrs. Carrie W. Staehle (Alpha) 2997 H ard;ng, D et roit, Michigan Vic e-President and A . E . S. R epresentative . ...... ... . ... . . Miss Edith Mansell (Beta ) 6-t Monterey, Highla nd P ark , 1ichiga n Organizer . . . .. . . . ... . .. ..... . ... . .. .. . . . . ...... . Miss Mary St. Clair King (Delta ) 13-t S. it h t., Ind ia na , Pennsylva nia S ecretary . ... . . . .... . . . . .. . .. . . . . ........ . ..... Miss Mary J ane Manchester (Eta) 1020 S. Un iver ity Ave., Ann Arbor, Michiga n Tr easurer . . . . . ..... . .................. . ... . . Mrs. Gwendo lyn Riclclerhof (La mbd a) 15810 Cheyenn e, Det roit, Michiga n Editor of T HE AN CHOR and Historian . ............ Mrs. Ma ry Louise Doyle (Theta ) P ee kskill Military Academy, Peekskill , ew York Alumna; S ecretary . . . . .......... . .. .. .. .... Mrs. Clara Schum ann (Theta) 90-t E. Grand Blvd., Det roit, Michiga n COMMITTEES Scholarship A wa rds . ...... .. .... .. ............ . . .. .. .. . ... Mrs. R . S. MacDougall 12-t N. Fairview St., Loc k Haven, Pa. E xamination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ . Mrs. Ca rm en Delaney -+93 H ancock Ave., Det roit, M ich. Scholarship L oan Fund . . ..... . . . . .. Miss Ma rga ret MacDonald 672 Ri chmond Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. Life jltf embership . . ... .... . . ........... . . ... ..... . .. . ... . ...... Miss Maxine 1iru 3636 Connecticut, St. Louis, Mo. ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATION SORORITIES Chairm an..... .. ....... . .. . .... . ............ Mrs. Carrie E. Wa lter, T .S.U . 38 15 Chestnut St. , Philadelphia, Pa . S ecretary . ..... . . . .. . .. . .. . ... . ... ... . . .. .... . ..... . .. . .. . ... Miss Edith Manse ll 6-t Monterey, Highland P ark , Mich. Treasurer. . . . . .... .. . .... . ... .. ............ ... Miss Mabel Lee Walton, S.S.S. Drawer 27 1, Woodstock, \'a. Direc tor of L ocal Panhellenics . . . .. ..... . ... . ... . . Mrs. Freel M. Sharp, A.S.A. 1405 Hardy Ave., Independence, Mo. Director of Cit y Panhellenics.. . . . . . . . . ... ... . .. .. . . . Mr . C. P. Neidig, P.K.S. 2355 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati , Ohio Chairman of Eligibilit )' and Nationa lization . . . ...... ... ..... Mrs. Orley See, D .S.E . 48 Wildwood Ave., Piedmont, Calif. Chairm an of Publicity .. .. ............. . .... .. ... . .. . Miss Lulu McPherson , P.D .T. Kansas State T eachers College, Pittsb urg, Kan. · ACTIVE CHAPTERS AND CORR E PONDI G EC RETARIES ALPHA- Michiga n State Normal College .. . ............ . ......... . .. Yp ilanti, 1ich. Fra nces Cline, R.F.D . 1, Ypsilanti, Mich. DELTA- State T eachers Co llege .. ... ...... . . . ..... . .. .. ..... . .... . .. . .. Indiana, P a. Evelyn Thornton, 210-N J ohn utto n Hall, Indiana , Pa. ZETA- Lock Haven State T eacher College . ....... .. ...... . ....... Lock Haven Pa . J ea n Kopenhaver, 132 7 D e Kalb St., 1 orri town, Pa.


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ETA-K ent State College .......... .. ....... . ... ... .. . ............... . . Ken t, Ohio Elizabeth treine, 137 Linden Road, Kent , Ohio THETA- Wayne University ........ . ...... ............ . ... . ......... Detroit, Mich. J oan Conklin, 51-l McClellan, Detroit, Mich. IoTA-Kansas tate Teachers College .. ..... .. ....... . .. . ..... . . ..... Empori a, Kan. l\1adeline lofer Cook, 7 \Vest 9th , Emporia, Kan. :\ - tate Teachers College .......... . .... .. .. . ... . ................. Greeley, Colo. Dorothy Baab, 1723 7th Ave., Greeley, Colo. LAMBDA-Temp~e l ni\·ersity .. .... ... .... ............ . . . ... ... . ... Philadelphia , Pa. Eva Watkin , 3 - H arwood Dri\·e, llpper Darby, Pa. 011rr RON- Concord tate T eachers College.. . ...... . .... . . . . . . . Athens, W.\'a. Phylli Lilly, Concord S.T.C. , Athens, W.Va. P1- Harri T achers College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Louis, Mo. \'irginia chroeder, -12 71 Ashland A\·e., St. Louis, Mo . RHo- Southea tern T eacher College .. .... . .... ... .......... . .. Durant, Okla. Hildred Hugh'e, 1219 ~ - 5th , Durant, Okla. lCllrA- tate Teacher College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buffalo , .. Y. \ 'i\·a M erritt , 10 1 Elmwood t\\·e., Buffalo , N.Y. At TOO 'A ALt 'lll N.E-R eba Franklin, -106 H oward 1\\·e., Altoo na, Pa . DETROIT At UliiN.E- E ther Lippert , 16 171 Cheyene, Detroit, Mich. ETA AL ll JI( N.J:.- 1\frs. Dale Burrows, 235 E. Auburndal e, Youngstow n, Ohio GRA ' D RAPIDS LL' li LN.l' - 1rs. H an·ey J _ Fuller, 1 2Q Madi on, S.E., Gra nd Rapi ds, 1ich. IOTA TAL' At.l' ]IIN.E- fyrli e Fenn er Coltharp, Leo nard\·ille, Kan . I C ~IA Atlll\lN.E- Buffalo, _" .\" .- Mrs. \" ero ni ca M . Wilkins, 39 alodine Ave., Eggertsville, :\.Y. J oHN TOWN ALL' MN.l, -Mrs. fa rga ret Wilso n, J3Q trayer St., J oh n_town, Pa. AL ll J\fN.t,- 1\frs. Laura Bla ke , 706 N. Albany, Yum a, Colo. P1 ALLil\IN.E- t. Loui , Mo .- Mis Maxine Mirus, .1 636 Co nnecticut St. , St. L oui s, M o. PtTT Bl!RC.H At t>MN.E- Piltshu rgh , Pa.- K atherine Kramer , 712 12t h Ave .. 1unhall , Pa. CHAPTER EDITO RS A /ph a .. ....... . . .. ........... . Lau ra H ornbeck , 306 No rm al Street, Ypsila nt i, Mich . Delta . .. ..... . .. . ... . .... Eleanor J ane Hunter, 71or ] ohn Sutton Hall , Indiana, Pa . Z eta .... ............... ....... . Marianna Tallman , 832 Fun Lon Ave., New berry , Pa . Eta . .. ... . .. . . .. .... ....... .. ........ .. Beatri ce H aw kins, 525 E. Main , K ent , Oh io Th eta . . . . ....... . ...... .. ........ . . . . Ruth Sedeslrom, 1757 Hold en, Detroit, Mich. Iota .. ... .... ...... .. . . .. .... . .. La\'on Smith , 1006 Constit uti on, Emporia , Kan . La-m bda ........ .. . .. .. .. ...... . .... Tod Dam inge r, 3 ii Green La ne, Philade lph ia, Pa . ' u .................... .. ... . .. .... . ..... Juanita Emerick, S.T.C. , Greeley, Colo . Omicrou ... ... ........ . . . ......... . H elen Loui e Bero , Concord S.T.C., Athens, W.Va . Pi ...... .. . ... ...... . ........ ... . . . Alice J udd, 232-l Arka nsa Ave. , St. L ouis, Mo. Rho . . . . .. ..... .. ..... . . ... ....... .. .. .... .... .. .. .... Mary Boland, Caddo, Okla. Sigma .. . .... .. ..... . .. .... ..... . .. .. .. Lois G. F ox, 11 Arlin gton Pl., Buffalo, N.Y.

AL M.\'.·E REPRES ENTATIVES LPIIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. ...... ... . .. . ....... .. .. .. .. Mi s Katharin e \Voo dwa rd 2 Eureka Ave., Wya ndotte, Mi ch . . ...... Miss Marjorie Jeffri es D ELTA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 18 econd l. , Brow nsville, Pa. ZETA........... . .. . ............... .. ... . . .. . ........ . ... ... . Mrs. Blanche Smink econd A\·e. , William port, Pa. 70 ETA . .... . ... .. ..... .. . .. ... .. . . .. . ....... .. ......... . .... . Miss Dorothy Stad ler 6-12 W. 115th t., Cleveland, Ohio THETA ... .... ........ .. .... .. .............. .. . . . ....... . . Miss E lea nor Brinkman 3.1 26 Mayb ury Grand , D etroit, Mich .


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IoTA .......... . . .... . . ............................ . ........ Mrs. Louise Gardner 1eosho Rapids, Kan. Nu .... . ........ . . . ........... .. . .. . . .... ...... .......... .. ... Mrs. Laura Blake 706 N . Albany Ave., Y uma, Colo. OMICRON. . . . . . . . . . .... .. ..... . ... . .......... ... ... . .. .. ... . Mrs. Bula Me eill Athens, W.Va. Pr. .... . ..... . . . ... . . . .. . ... .. ........ . .. .. .... .. ...... . ..... M iss Virginia Ruby 3439 Park Ave., St. Louis, Mo . RHO .. . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Pauline McQueen 822 West Elm St., Durant, Okla . SrGJ\IA .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Dorothy Ludwig 150 Saranac Ave., Buffalo, N .Y . LAl\IBDA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 路 . . .. . ... . . ....... .. .. .. Mrs. Anne Warren Troth 104 Park Ave., Westmont, N.J. I NACTIVES BETA.

..... . . .. ... .. ... . ...... . . . . .. .... .. ........ . ... Mrs. Cla ude Larzelere Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Xr ...... . . . .. .. .................... . . Mrs. Mildred L ee Master 246 S. Third, Montrose, Colo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Leo na Hay 301 9 Hardin g Ave., Detroit , Mich . EPSILON. . . .. .... .. . . .. . . .. ...... ... ........ Miss Araminta McLane Carnegie Library, McKeesport, Pa. K APPA... . . . . . ....... . .. .. .. . . .. . ... ........... . .. . Miss I sabel Finkbine Oxford , Ohio ADVISORY BOARD ALPHA ... .. . .. . . .... .. . . . ..... Mrs. F. E . L ord , 126 College Pl. , Ypsilanti , Mich. Miss Eleanore Meston , 115 Catherin e, Ypsilanti, Mich . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miss Mary St. Clair King, 134 S. 7t h St., Indiana, Pa. DELTA . .. M rs. M. J . Walsh , 282 S. 7th St., Indiana, Pa . M iss Alma Gasland er, 911 School St. , In diana, P a. ZETA... ..... . .... . M iss J essie Scott Him es, 42 Susquehanna Ave., Lock Haven, Pa. M rs. R. S. MacDouga ll , 124 Fairview St. , Lock H aven , Pa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miss Laura Hill , 417 E. Main St., K ent, Ohio ETA . Miss Harri et Adams, 308 S. Lincoln, Kent, Ohio . M iss Edith L. Mansell , 64 Monterey Ave. , Highla nd Park, Mich. TH ETA ... Dr. Gertha Williams, 25 E . Palmer Ave., D et roit, Mich. Miss Jan e B. Welling, 25 E . P almer Ave .. Detroit, Mich . . . . . . . . . . . Miss H elen R. Garman , 105 W. 12th, Empo ria, Kan. IoTA. . ... LA MBDA.. . . . Mrs. Ethel H . Kirby , 1901 N. Park Ave. , Philadelphia. Pa . N .Mrs. Catherine Gibert, 1825 0 11th Ave., Greeley, Colo. Miss Hazel Platt , 1107 9t h St. , Greeley, Colo . 01\IlCRON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miss Mae R . Hunter , Athens, W.\'a. Pr. ..... . . . . . Miss Edith Glatfelter, 4 720 N . 20th, St. L ouis, Mo. RHO . . .. . . .... Miss Mildred Riling, 111 6 W. Elm , Durant, Okla. M iss Irene Sc rivener, 111 6 W . Elm, Durant, Okla. SIGMA . . .Miss Luela Chapman , 916 D elawa re Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. M iss Ruth McLean , 10 Claremont, Buffalo , N.Y.

1934 December ANCHOR