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Alpha Sigma Tau

August 19-21, 1958 Friendship-our Key to Happiness


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THE ANCHOR is published in October January, April, and July by Leland Publishers, Inc., The Fraternity Press, official sorority publishers, at 2642 University Avenue, St. Paul 14, Minnesota. Subscription price, $3.00 per year. Bound ANCHORS available at Central Office.

* Seud all editorial material and pictures to National Editor, Mrs. Fran路 cis GraAagc, 103 10 Capitol Drive, St. Louis 21, Missouri.

In This Issue ... SUBJECT


Convention R egistration Form.. .... ........ ....... ............ ...... ..... ... .


Conven tion Program............. .... .... ..... ... ....... ... .. .... ... ..... .. .... .... ...


Co-C hairmen of the Conven tion.......... .. ..... .. ....... .. ... .. ... .. .. .. ....


A Trip Out of Buffalo...... .. .............. ......... ..... ... ... .. .. ...... ........


The Fra terni ty Conven tion .... ... ... .................... ... ... ...... .. ... ... ....


National Panh ellenic Conferen ce...... ... ........ .... .. ......... ......... ...


Cooperation at I ts Best.................... ........ .... .. ...... .. ... .... ...... .. ...


Don' t Let Criticism Get You D own ......... ....... .... .. .. ...... ...... .. 14 Ada J an e H arvey's " Tour de Mond e" ..... .... .............. .... .. .... .. . 15 Spiritua l Values of Fraternity .............. .. .................. .. .... .... .. .. .. 17


Progress R eport from Pine Mountain Settlement School. .. . 18 M ay W e Introduce . . . Emily L. R eed y, F erne Ph ipps..

Send change o拢 addr e~s 1 vilal statistics, in memoriam not1 ces, and a ll sorority business {:Orrespondence to Alpha Sigma Tau Central Office, 5641a South Kingsh igh way, St. Louis 9, Missouri.


Top Taus .... ..... .... .... .... ... ... ............... ... .... ...... ...... ... ... ... ... .......... 20 Brigh t Ideas. .... .......... ...... ..... .... ............ ......... ................... .... ..


Collegiate News ... ... .... ........ ....... .... ... ... .. ... .... .... ..... .. .... .... ........... 26 R ocketin g Into R ush ...... .. .......... .... ...... ...... .. ... ... ..... .. .. ... .... ...... 29 Wh at's Good About College Societies?.... .. .. ...... ...... .... .....

* Entered as second Glass m aterial November 25, 1937 1 at t he post office at St. Paul, Mmnesota, under the ac t of August 24, 191 2. "Acceptance for mailing at the special rate of postage provid ed for in Section 3440, P .L. a nd R., 1948 edition, paragraph d Act of February 28, 1925 ; 39 U. S. Code 283, was authorized October 10, 1949."



Sp'r ing Semes ter Ru sh C ha irmen ............ .... ..... .. .. ............. .... .. 33 Alumnae News..... ... ..... .. .. .... .. ...... ......... ...... .......... ... .... ....




ON THE COVER: Alpha Beta sends its representatives, Sue Adkins, Pat Griffin, Sandra Anderson, and Suzanne Bowdle (Psi) to the Southern District Meeting of Alpha Sigma Tau at Concord College.


Convention Registration Form Hotel Statler, Buffa lo, N. Y. August 19, 20, 21 , 1958 S end to:


5641 So. Kingshighway Blvd. , St . Louis 9, Mo .










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( R oommate must m ail

rese rva~ion

in same envelope.)

0 Visitors enclose $3.00 registration fee with this form . Ddegates do not send fee. Early reservations will be given room preference. Deadline: July 1, 1958.

0 Are you a Convention Belle?

(Have attended two previous conventions)

For the Display Table

What to Wear

• Convention publicity from your local newspapers

• Tuesday Luncheon- informal, sport or dressy • Trip to Niagara-tailored dress or suit. You may n eed a light coat • Tuesday night party-gay pajamas (for collegiates) • Wednesday Ceremonie - white dress required • Wednesday Banquet-Long or short formal • Bu ine

• Scrapbook • Caps, jackets, etc., with the sorority emblem • Articles to sell for money-making proj ects • Alumnae year book • M a terial on your phil anthropy




DATES: August 19, 20, 21, 1958 PLACE: Statler Hotel, Buffalo, New York CO-CHAIRMEN: Muriel Langbein, 542 Goodyear Buffalo, N. Y. Lois E. Hilbrecht, 106 Rohr St., Buffalo, N. Y.


HOSTESS CHAPTER: Buffalo Alumna e


THEME: Friendship-Our Key to Happiness TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1958 9:00 A.M .-Registration 9:00 A.M.-Coffee Hour I0: 15 A.M.-Officers' Reception II :00 A.M.-Formal Opening 12:30 P.M.-Opening Luncheon (honoring Convention Belles) 2:30 P.M.-Business Meeting 5:00 P.M .-Trip to Niagara Falls Dinner at Treadway Inn at t he Fa lls 10:30 P.M.-Pajama party for Collegiates WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1958 8:00 A.M.-Individual Breakfast Conferences with National Officers 9:00 A.M.-Collegiate路 Meeting I0: 15 A.M .-Song Contest I0:30 A.M.-Alumnae Meeting 12 : 15 P.M.-District Luncheons 2:30 P.M.-Business Meeting and Election of Officers 4:00 P.M.-Ceremonies (Pledge, Initiation , Memorial)

Hotel Rates (Daily )

7:00 P.M.-Formal Banquet

Single Room .. .. ....... ... $ 6.00-$ 7.00 (Per person)

Double-Bed Room .... $ 9.00-$10.00 (Per room)

Twin-Bed Room ........ $10.00-$12.00 (Per room)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1958 8:00 A.M.-Individual Breakfast Conferences with National Officers 9:00 A.M.-Business Meeting 12:15 P.M.-Panhellenic Luncheon 3:00 P.M-Ciosing Meeting, Installation of O ffi cers, Social Hour

NominationsAre In Order What Convention Will Cost TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1958 9 :00A.M. Coffee Hour 12:30 P.M. Opening Luncheon $3.50 5:00P.M. Trip to Niaga ra Falls and Dinner at the Falls $4.50 10: 30P.M. Collegiate Party

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1958 12: 15 P.M. District Luncheons 7:00 P.M. Formal Banquet

$3 .50 $5.00

T H URSDAY, AUGUST 21 , 1958 12 : 30 P .M. Panhellenic Luncheon $3 .50 4: 30P.M. Social H our

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;\; THE Nominatin<T Committee invites your suggestions for National C~uncil nomi~ees. The report of the Nominatmg Comm1ttee will be given at our National Convention in Buffalo next August. Elections will follow. The slate will include one nominee for each office, and nomin a tions may b e made from the floor. The sam e information will be required concerning nominee from the floor, a given by the nomina ting committee. This informa tion i a foll ow : 1. Sta tem ent of nam e and cha pter of nommee. 2. Written ta tement of willingne serve if elected .


3. Sta tement of previous Alpha Sigm a T a u experience and ervice. ta tement of leader hip 4. Written qualities, sound judgment a nd knowledge of Alpha Sigma Tau. Any member in good standing m ay be nominated. Sugestions must be sign ed by a member, or the officer of an organized alumnae or collegiate chapter, and each recommenda tion on a eparate sheet .


Address suggestion to Kathleen Kelchner , 3665 38th Street, N.W., Washington 16,

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INFORMATIO N ....... .. . .............. . .. ... .. . . . ... . . . .. .. ......... ... . . ..... . . .. .... . ..... . ..... . ..... .. . .. . ............ . .

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Come and Meet the

Co-Chairmen of

Alpha Sigma Tau's National Convention

Muriel Langbein, Sigma

And Lois Hilbrecht, Sigma M U RIEL LA NGBEIN is a third grade teacher at the O rc ha rd Pa rk Ce ntral Schoo l, O rcha rd P ark, N ew York . Always ac tive in sorority work wh en she was a coll egia te, Muri el is now the ice president of the Ruffa lo Al umnae Ch a pter. LOIS HILBRECHT t{'aches th e fifth gra de at the O rc hard Pa rk Centra l School a nd like Muriel, is an offi cer in th e Buffa lo Alumn ae C ha p ter- cor respon ding sec reta ry. Both received th ei r degreE's from th e State U ni versity of N ew York, Co ll ege for T eache rs, in 1955. Both a re now working towa rd maste rs' degrees at Buffa lo Sta te. Muriel a nd L ois are ta king over th e du ties of Floren ce Marcotte, who is seriously ill and unable to continue her fin e work on thi s na tional convention. Our best wi shes to you, Florence ! THE ANCHOR


HOW ABOUT A TRIP OUT OF BUFFALO? NEW YORK American Airlines has 20 trips daily out of Buffalo. FARE: $23 .32 (including tax) One way.

TIME: pprox.imately 1!.4 hours depending on the type of flight chosen.

TORONTO A merican Airlines has about 4 flights daily out of Buffalo FA RE : tax)

$12 .21 Round Trip (including

TIME : 30 minute Both Capital and American Airlines have their office in the Statle r-Hilton Hotel where our convention is being held . Reservation for New York hould be made well in adva nce. Re erva tions will be made for you if the a pproximate time of depa rture is indicated and a check enclosed to cover the cost of the re ervation to Mis Joan Flynn 468 T aunton Place, Buffalo 16, . Y.


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-Send In Your Song The Fraternity Convention By the late JoHN 0 . MosELEY, lAE There are three factor success


What you put into it. What you get out of it. What you do with what you ge t out of it. Based upon th e above are ten >uggestions for successful a ttenda nce a r a fraternity convention: 1- R ea d ca refull y and prese rve for reference all advance information and announ cements from responsibl e sources. 2- Study beforehand th e na n;es of fellow delega tes and look up th e frate rnity se n 路ice records of your fra rernity lead er . 3- Arrive a t th e convention on tim e. remain until it adjourns, and be regula r and pun ctual at all of its ses ions. 4 - Brin to every mee ting a reccp- 路 tive mind a nd body unweari ed by th e distrac tion of the convention sid e shows. 5- Look for th e good in eve ry eve nt a nd per onality; a nd as imil a te th e best of wh a t you find. 6- Be tole ra nt in a ll things e peci a lly those you d o not kn ow, like, or understand . 7- T a ke a long look ah ea d and fit every thing you see, hear, and learn into th e pa ttern of the fraternity's future. 8- Brin o- back to your chapter every lesson and impre sion received and deliver them in worthy form and style. 9- Give expre sion to your feelings of friend lin ess, gra titud e, and fra ternalism to those to whom you are indebted for those feelings. 10- Vitalize in self and ch a pter the experience which should be kept a live.

For Convention Fraternity Singing Awards for origt.nal songs wti/ be given at our National Convention August 1958l Cont est Rules 1. Th e contest is open to both collegi<~t es

and alumnae of Alpha Sigma

T<~u .

2. The song will be judged on the basis of its singability, originality of words and music, and its aptness for specific occasions. 3. The lyrics shou ld be about Alpha Sigma Tau, but may be suitable for any sorority occasion such as Founder's Day, rush parties, or ceremomes. 4. Send entries to: :\-iRs. D. E. NicHoLs 147 Prin ceton, Eggertsville 26, N. Y .

If y ou wis h the Aug ust issue of th e An chor,

w hi ch w ill c om e out th e third we e k in July, se n t to a s ummer address , pl e a se fill ou t th e following b lank and re tu rn it to th e C e n tral Office of Alpha S igma Tau, 5641 a So. King'shighway, St. Lou is 9. Mo. Name

for mail

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Summer Address

- From Th e Fratemity Month



The Na tional Pa nhellenic Conference convenes at the French Lick-S hera ton . Delegates and alterna tes a re se a te d a lphab e tic a lly. rea'd ing from the pl a tform. with A lp ha Sigma Tau sixth. Mrs. Haswell S ta e hle is o ur d elega te a n d Mrs. Earl Peterson occup ies the altern ate se at. . . . Presid ing a t th e s p eaker's table is Mrs. Cicero Hogan. G a m ma P h i Beta.

National Pan hellenic . Conference By


Alpha Phi


THE thirty-fifth sess!on of th e Nation a l Pa nh elleni c Conference, under the efficient an d gracious chairma nship of Mrs. Cice ro F. Hogan, Gamma Phi Beta, convened 0\路ember 4-8 at the French Lick Sh eraton Hotel in French Lick. India na. Mr . H oga n set th e tone of th e conference wh en she sa id " M ay ou r d e libe r<~tion br forthright. far seeing a nd produ ctive, all in th e bes t trad ition of the idea ls th a t founded this Pan hell enic organization." Th e entire executive committee won the admiration a nd a pprecia tion o f the conference for th e work well done during the bi ennium and for th e fin e spirit of the mee ting. In addition to th e chairm a n, the oth er m embers were : Mrs . Darrell R. Nordwall , Alpha Chi Omega, a nd Mrs. J oseph D. Grigsby, D elta D elta D elta . Mrs. Nordwall , secreta ry, repo rted th e add ition of 68 ncw chap ters a nd 69,51 5 new mcmbers a nd sai d it seemed safe to predict a mi ll ion members for NPC by 1960. The past ten yea rs ha ve seen a 50% increase in th e numbcr of cha pters over th e numbe r in 1947. Mrs. Grigsby, treas ure r, re porting a bal -

a nc d budget suggested that the budget of pec ia l committee be increased to cover a la rge r share of th expe n es borne by fraterniti e who e d legate serve on the most ac tive com mittees. e\路eral officers of each of th thr e ho te s g roups were pre n t to carry on the u ua l duties given the execu tive committee fraternities at each session of PC . R egistra tion a nd prese ntation of credenti a ls wa smoothl y accomp lishe d by Delta D elta D elta. Alpha Chi Omega furnis h ed the page for the main meeting a nd mad e a rra ngeme nt for g roup meeting . Gamm a Phi Beta wa in charge of th e hote l a rrangements a nd the socia l even ts. " Coopera tion at its bes t," the theme of the fi nal ba nquet addres by Russe ll J. Humbert, pre ident of D ePa uw Un iver ity, wa fully demonstra ted d u ri ng the week. R epresentati\'e of 3 1 membe r !IToup ( including I ota Alph a Pi , which wa admitted to full NPC m embership the first day), a ll inten t on bette ring a nd strengthening th e fraternity system, came toO'e th er a t this biennial m ee ting, to report o n the pa t two yea r , to excha nO'e idea to plan for the futur .


The following NPC DECLARATI01 FOR FR EEDOM, presen ted by the Research and Public Relations Committee, Mary Love Coll ins, Chi Omega, chaimnn, was unanimousl y adopted by the conference:

Statements are frequently made advocating the teaching of the theory and practice of communism. Because of our devotion to our country and allegiance to God we agree with those who emphasize th a t before communism is studied there must first be thorough and accurate ed ucation a bout the Constitution of the United States and th e debates that dea lt with its purpose to avoid concentrated F ederal power a nd th e insistence upon the principles which beca me the fir t ten a m endments to the Constitution known as the Bill of Rights. Such knowledge is essentia l to j:he preservation of freedom in contrast with its destruction under totalita ri a n systems. The freedom " peacea bly to assemble" stated in th e first amendment to the Constitution m a kes possible a great array of club , societies a nd organizati ons know n as voluntary associa tion s which provide diversity of interests and satisfactions to members. We a re voluntary associations. We a re dedicated to the preservation of freedom of citizens to choose their a sociates, which is a freedom ch a racteristic of civilized cultures, a freedom protected by th e Constitution of the ni ted States a nd su ta ined by the courts o f our country sin ce the time of its founding. W e, the m embers of NPC, agree that we have a re ponsibi lity to contribute to accurate a nd thorough know ledge about the Constitution of the United States and Bill of Rights a nd to know the ideologies destructive of our country.

prin iples and the prodigious amount of actua l work done during th e biennium . They were never more so than a t this session . Workshop m ee ti ngs were held on three important phases of fraternity work. Admirustracion (n a tional officers' meetings) was under the chairmanship of Miss M axine Blake, Alpha Delta Pi. Housing workshops, always numerous, were chairmaned by Mrs. R dbert S. Wild, Pi Beta Phi. Case study workshops, under th e College Panhellenics committee, Mrs. Crecene A. Farris, chairman, and several group leaders, a lso provided m uch food for thought and suggestions for possib le so lu tions of problems. As in so much Panhellenic work, one of the important aims shou ld be th e edu ca tion of our own members as well as student governments and admin istrations to the fact that fraterniti es are not activity groups, but friendship grou ps, private, voluntary social organizations. The ed itors had their usual clever a nd Alpha Sigma Tau 's National President. Mrs . Earl F. Peterson {right front) and Mrs. L. J, Maher. central d istrict president {left front) atten d ' th e formal banquet of the NPC at French Lick, Indiana. Other Alpha Sigma Tau national officers attending the confe rence but not pres ent when their pictures are taken were Mrs. Haswell Staehle, NPC representative, and Mrs. Francis Graflage, national editor.

The reports of the hard working committees of N PC are always impressive, showing as they do the devotion to the frat ernity T HE ANCHOR


slightly hilarious Brass Tacks Dinner the first night, and their helpful work meetings daily under the chairmanship of Mrs. Harold S. Eberhardt, Alpha Gamma D elta. Their witty repre entatives Mrs. J a mes Stannard Baker, Sigma Kappa, and Miss Ann L. Hall, Alpha Chi Omega, cleverly informed the conference of some of the -problem s of editors, sugar coating their pointed remarks and providing some of the laughte r o f the conference. The Association of Central Office E xec utives, the other "conference within a conference" had a simila r pattern of a formal dinner the first night, daily m eeting a nd a report to a business session of NPC on c ntra l offices- the small office, th e la rge office, a nd the national headquarte r or executive hou e. Their intere ting pa nel con i ted of th e presid ent, Mis Roberta Abernethy, D elta Ga mma, Miss C la ra 0 . Pie rce. K a ppa

Kappa Gamma, Mrs. J. Ann Hughes, Alpha Omicron Pi, and Mrs . H. Winton Jenkins, Zeta Tau Alpha. The 1957 Fraternity Month ward, gift of Mr. and Mr . L eland F . Leland, was presented this year to the Unive r ity of North Dakota, and the dean of women and the president of the College P anhellenic were a t French Lick to receive it personally. Another handsome and m eaningful tangible trave ling award is the gift of the outgoing executive committee a nd will be given for the fir t time at the next PC m eeting . in 1959. The new officers for the 195 7-59 biennium were introduced at the final m ee ting: Mrs . D a rrell R . Nordwall Alpha Chi Omega, chairma n 路 Mr . Jo eph D . Grig by, D elta D elta D elta, ecretary; Mr . William Nash, lph a Xi Delta, treasurer. There were three guest peakcr during

At the Sorority Editor's Conference: Top row, from le ft-Mrs. Allen Parr, Kappa Alpha Theta; Marge Knight. Alpha Phi; Mrs. Cliff W . Krueger, Alpha Omicron Pi; Nancy Gregory, Delta Gamma; Mrs. Francis Grallag e, Alpha S igma Tau; Mrs. Richard J. Dobson, Sigma Sigma Sigma; and Mrs . Frederick T. Morse , Kappa Delta. S econd row-Mrs. Stanley A. Strilller, Alpha Xi Delta; Christelle Ferguson, Chi Omega ; Ann L. Hall, Alpha Chi Omega; Mrs. Stanley Brooks. Beta Sigma Omicron; Mrs. Alex Zawistowski, Theta Phi Alpha; Mrs. Robe rt H. Simmons. Kappa Kappa Gamma; Mrs. James T. McDonald, Delta Delta Delta. Bottom row-Mrs. James Stannard Baker. Sigma Kappa; Mrs. Donard Pierce, Phi Mu, pa'St Secretary-Tre asurer. incoming Chairman; Mrs. Harold S. Eberhardt, Alpha Gamma Delta. past Chairman; Mrs. James J. Marek. Gamma Phi Beta; Mrs. Henry G. Booske, Pi Kappa Sigma, incoming Sec reta ry-Treasurer.




the week. Mrs. Frances M. Lee, Delta Delta Delta, spoke at the T uesday night dinner on her work as vice president, Inter-American Commission of Women, and permanent delegate of the United Sta tes. Dean Fred H. Turner, dean of men at the University of

Illinois, and president of IRAC, the Interfraternity Research and Advisory Council, spoke Wednesday evening on " PurposeProcedures- Plans" of that organization, with a question and answer period followmg.

Cooperation at Its Best An add1路ess made by Russell ]. Humb ert , President, D ePauw University, Greencastle, In d.

Dr. Russell J. Humb ert. Presid ent of De Pauw University. a ddresses g uests at the formal b anq u e t of th e National Panhellenic Conference a t Fr e n ch Lick. India n a.

;t. THE chief end of cooperative living is to

help the individu a l stand tall in a dwarfing world. This takes for granted an individual worthy of stature in spirit, character and in telligence. I want to develop a simple yet, I believe, importan t theme-cooperation at its best or some high expectations in a dwarfing world. Some m ay feel that I am pessimistic by calling this a dwarfing ~orld and with this charge I will partially agree. Look for a moment at the panorama of history and see the greatness of things and the littleness of the individual. Long before our current interest in Unidentified Flying Obj ects, we said with the Psalmist: " When I consider thy h eavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou has ordained ; what is man, that thou art mindful of him?" (Psalm 8 :3-4) Or turn to a T HE ANCHOR

man on the mod ern scene who has become an authority in this area of science, Dr. Fred H oyle of the University of Cambridge ; he writes on " Th e Nature of the Universe" and comes to this humiliating conclusion: "I think that all our present guesses are likely to prove but a very pale shadow of the real thing . .. . Perhaps the most m ajestic feature of our whole existence is that while our intelligences are powerful enough to penetrate deeply into the evolution of this quite incredibl e Universe, we will have not the sm allest clue to our own fate. " Let us now focus our attention not on the starry heavens or the long panorama of history, but rather upon those of us in the here and now who are attempting to give stature through cooperative living. Fraternity life represents this cooperation at its best. It demands some expectations on the 11

part of the indi,路idua l, th e fraternity and the public. What doe3 the individual have a right to expect from the social group-the fraternity of which h e or she is a member? In a very real sense I am standing on the outside looking in, but as I do I represent a large segment of society which passes value judgments 路upon you . Th e in::lividu a l has a right to expect a n opportunity to associa te with a group selecte:l according to a set o f standa rds d esign ed to build a nobler life. Th e right of se lectivity is yours in a democratic society so long as it is accorded to others in the same degree. This right of selectivity will remain you rs so long as it is not abused and does not tear down or de troy the sacredness of the individu al. A membe r of a se lect social organiza tion has a right to expect the privi]eo-e of participa tion in a progra m of quality. W e have littl e time in these critica l days for puny or worthless causes. Th ese days dem and great causes of divine proportions, which in turn challe nge your best participation. A newspaper friend of min e carries in his wallet three pieces of paper yellowed with age which illustrate these high individual expec tations. One says : " What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love m ~rcy a nd to walk humbly with Thy God ." H e asks himself: "Did I do so today?" Another says: " I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now ; Let m e not defe r or neglect it, for I sha ll not pass this way again." H e then asks: "Did I measure up to that- this day?" The last piece of paper say : " Make big plans ; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logica l diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone wi ll be a living th ing. reasserting itself with ever-growing insistency." At the end of each day, in communion with God he ask this final question : "Now wh at of that?" With these high expectation


of a ocia-

tion a nd partiCipation you will help each other gain stature of sou l and mind as God's children. Let us now look at the ocial group and what it hould expert from those who accept its ideals and wear to its oath and obi iga tions . H ere in America as we live in a democra y we are a proud p eople, rightfully placing the indi idua l a t the center of our social tage. L et us now ee this individual in relat ionship to his or her fellow being . You a an orga nized g-roup have a right to expert th a t your membership will accept yo ur idea ls and your living creed . Before the me mbe r is pl edged he or he knows th icl a ls a nd the creed. This ha many implica ti ons for those who a re responsible for the elec tion a nd ubsequent training of me mber , as you look forw a rd to the way of group living. You a a n organized I:!,TOup have a right to expec t loya l cooperation a nd participation to the fullest po ible extent. One of the benefits to our ocial order of group living i the impres ion made upon our ociety by those who have idea and ideals held in common. Our way of life in a democ racy depend upon this expecta tion of coopera tive participation. I come now to one of the most importa nt as pec ts of coope rative living- wha t does society in general or the world as a whole ha ve a right to expect of you a m ember of a highly selected ocial organiza tion? In some circles your very existence is being qu estioned; they believe th a t your exclusiven ess is detrimental to the growth of a better indiYidual a nd in tum a be tter society. This I do not believe, but I am concerned and convinced that you can a nd must justify your cooperative life through a number of , pecific result . A a ocial ord er we have a right to expec t th a t you will serve educational end by becomi ng knowledgable persons. Becau e you live on a campus and are a definite part of our educationa l life you are expected to foste r a membership which promote our culture at its best. By your very corporat THE


nature you represent the educa tional, spmtual and ethical aim of the campus upon which you live. This is a high responsibility. Then, too, as a social order we have a right to expect individual integrity on the part of your members. This is b ecoming more and more important in the life of our nation and our world. We depend upon the best of leadership, trained for their professions, and imbued with a sense of moral responsibility. This, too, is a high responsi. bility. Most youth on a college campus do not need urging to be activity-minded. In the minds of some faculty members we have become activity centered rather than study centered. In spite of this seeming dilemma, I plead for the acceptance on the part of the student-an individual responsibility for corporate action. Instead of being neat, little, exclusive self-centered groups you are expected to take a place of leadersh ip in the etting of the moral and intellectual tone of th e entire campus. This, too, is a very high re ponsibility. Yes, we do live in a dwarfing world and in this dwarfing world we must stand tall. To do so we will accept high expectations such as association with a . select group, acceptance of those ideals which will produce a knowledgeable leadership of integrity for a needy social order. This requires a cha llenging creed for you as leaders, may I share this one with you for your con idera tion. I believe that the com mon life of man is not the cruel joke, I he stu pid laugh, bleating across the mystery of th e centuries, that on the surface it may seem to be. I believe that there can be seen in m en a greater mankind than our dull and uncreative society reveals. I believe th at this greater mankind of tomorrow is latent in the lesser mankind of to day. I believe that its capacity to leap forth at the touch of a divin e fire is already pro ven. I believe that a flam e within the so ul, a torch to guide the awakened emotions, a plan of action for the foot steps of en -


obled jJur pose, make this w hole business of living worth all the tragedy of its human and divine cost. I believe that the task of the true leader is to create for others those living situations in which this coal from the altar of the life of God will touch the lips of growing souls. I believe that such is our task. And so, in humble fellowship with H im who has always brooded over the of m en, wakening them to the power and beauty of life, we dedicate ourselves to the making of this creed come true.

New Anchor Deadlines Editorial Material Deadlines July 1- for F all (October) issue. February 15- for Spring (April) issue. Send feature stories and pictures to ANCHOR Editor as early as possible. You need not wait for deadline. College Honors (Which will be featured in thi year' s . Fall issue.) June 1- Pictures of girls and chapters receiving honors on the campus (queens, fra ternity swee thearts, winning floa ts and house decorations, positions of honor on the campus, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universzt zes, etc. Send in pictures and honors as they are a nnounced during your college year. Don't wait until the deadline. C hapter News Letters F ebruary 15- deadline for Spring issue. July 1- dea dline for Fall issue. Both collegiate and alumnae chapter letters should be typed double space. Good action pictures of your chapter are needed. Be sure to identify all pictures on back, and enclose typed cutlines. Pictures will not be returned unless requested.


Don't Let Criticism Get You Down By SuE McBEE, Eta, National Standards Chairman

.t THE famous fabulist who is known by the name of AESOP, once told a very pointed story which centers around a father and his on who, one day, were leading a donkey to town . Th e two of them were walking along together and the donkey wa following along behind when they encountered a passer-by who heaped ridicule a nd critici m upon the fath er and son because they were walking and the donkey, a b east of burden, had nothing upon its back. The father was a sensitive soul and the criticism hurt him very much. So the father responded by having hi son mount to the back of the donkey and ride there on. It was not long, however, before the two of them encountered another passer-by. Thi man looked at the boy on the back of the donkey and then at the father who was walking along behind and expressed his opinion to the effect that the father should be the one to ride and the boy ought to be the one who should walk since he was the younger of the two. It was not a proper sign of respect to the father. Therefore, the boy di smounted and the father began to ride. But th at was not satisfactory either for it was not long !before a third man angri ly denoun ced the fath er, calling him a elfish:, thoughtl ess individu al to rid e on a beast of burden while his son trudged along his weary way. T o meet this objection. the father suggested that they both ride the donkey, which they did- th e boy in front of the father. Now everyone was happy. But not happy for long, for the very next 14

passer-by accused the father and son of being cruel to the anim al making the animal carry a heavier load than he was really able to bear. This pa er-by pointed out that after all, this donkey was only a small beast. It ended up by tyi ng the a nimal's feet together and putting a pole between them with father and son carrying the donkey. This, of course, met with hilarious ridicule. Therefore, at length in desperation they let the bea t down on a bridge where they happened to be, they untied his feet. Whereupon the donkey kicked, turned over, rolled into the river and drowned- and that was th e end of the donkey. And the end of the tory too. Th_e moral i obvious. YOU CA 'T PLEASE EVERYONE. Don' t try - you' ll have a nervou breakdown if you do. In Shakespeare' Ham let there is a wellknown and oft-quoted pa sage which reads, " Be thou as chaste a ice, a pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumn y." H ow true that is. Criticism is bound to come to us all. o matter what our occupation or profession may be, no one is exempt from the barbed points of cri ticism which are bound to come to every man. This was the thought behind ABE LINCOLN'S famous statement when he said, " I do the very best I know, the very best I ca n. I mean to keep on doing this, down to the very end. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I h ad been right would make no difference. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said agai nst me now will not amount to anything." In effect, Abe Lincoln wa saying that he refused to let criticism <Tet him down. H e would have one tandard for the te t of conduct, and that standard was WHAT HE THOUGHT W A RIGHT. That i the best and the on! tandard to accept. (Cont inu ed on Page 16)



Ada Jane Harvey's

"Tour de Monde" By


Alpha Sigma Tau's National Program Chairman


WHEN I wrote you last year I was in Narrabeen, Australia. This year my letter comes from half way around the globe -back home. H ere is the second half of my "Tour du Monde." First place I went after writing you was Melbourne to see the Olympic games. From the opening ceremony to the closing one I enjoyed every day of the three weeks. The greatest thrill was seeing the grand march of the athletes. They came into th e stadium by countries in their :bright native costumes of many colors and styles. Our athletes wore navy blue coats, white pants or skirts and the girls had red shoulder bags. Then came the arrival of the torch which had been lighted in Athens and carried by hand. to the Olympic Stadium. There it burned continuously until it was extinguished before our eyes at the closing ceremony. I saw many of our athletes win and heard the Star Spangled Banner played by the band each time that a medal was pinned on one of our winners. We all got to know the national anthems of the various countries in this way. A week after the games ended I went on a month's tour with four American exchange teachers. We went to Tasmania where we were cold all the time though it was mid-summer and to south and central Australia where it was as hot as Conway in August. No wonder we didn't have the right clothes. We were touring Tasmania and on Christmas d ay we found ourselves in Hobart. That THE ANCHOR

morning we hired a car and driver to take us to Port Arthur, site of th e old penal colony. I thought it was sort of a grisly trip for Christmas day but it turned out all right. The old prison is half in ruins, the ivy is growing over its walls and the grounds are beautiful with big, old, oak and chestnut trees grown from seeds brought from England long, long ago. In this picturesque spot you forget the horrors of the days when the worst criminals of England were confined there. At noon we drove up to "Penzance Lodge" where we had an honest to goodness British Christmas dinner beginning with a decanter of sherry and ending with coffee in the lounge. It was a lovely place overlooking the rocky shore of the Pacific. The whole front was glass windows and as we ate we saw the breakers crash and break in the sunlight along the coast. I think you would like to hear the menu. After the sherry we had a small fruit cockta il with a sprig of mint to make it pretty . Then the most delicious lobster a la newberg I ever ate. (Wish I knew the recipe.) For the main course we had a choice of turkey, goose, h am or lamb roast. When our plates arrived there we saw some of all four meats and potatoe and vegetables !beside. Never have I "et" so much. Last we had English plum pudding and when we came upon three-pences (you pronounce it " thripences" ) in it we were as pleased as children. W e finished our tour of T asmania and fl ew to Australia to take a look at the center of the country. We went to Adelaide and there took a series of trains to Alice Springs. The first day we changed three times. The trouble


is that each state in Australia built its railroads without consulting its neighbor states - result-they all run on different gauges. Every time a train comes to a state line you get off, bag and baggage, and get on a train that runs on another gauge. It was only 954 miles but it took two days, two nights and half the next day to reach "The Alice" as they call it. I think the "slow train through Arkansas" made better time than that. But it was interesting. We saw kangaroos hopping over the desert, emus standing under a group of trees, and a t one station the aboriginals sold us real boom erangs o crude we knew they had made them themselves. How the train crew ever succeeded in keeping the dining car clean and erving us such good meals I'll never know. It was awfully hot and dusty a nd gritty all th e way. Alice Springs is a pretty, small, desert town halfway between Adelaid e a nd D arwin. You wonder how it can have so man y trees an d flowers and gardens. The answer is deep wells. vVhenever a ranch er or a n indu stry needs water they just bore a nother well. Every night there we went to the open air picture show. The chairs are reclining so you can look at the sta rs if you get bored with the picture. But I must hurry on. January 29, I sailed from Sydney on the last voyage of the " Morton Bay." It picked up cargo all along the coast of Australia, tons of frozen lamb, tinned butter, cheeses, etc. It was F ebruary 9 when we left the last port a nd sailed across the Indian Ocean. Till March 4 we saw nothing but the sea and the sky and the sky a nd sea, a lovely, smooth, voyage. Then we arrived in Cape Town where I started a tour which took me along the


Garden Route of South Africa and up the east coast. We passed through Zululand and Swaziland seeing the native peoples and their " roundavels" (huts ) . Then on to the Game Reserves. Only cars, not busses a re allowed in them so our party was ix Americans and a driver-guide in a big car. The fun of the trip is looking, looking to see wild animals and suddenly coming upon a giraffe a wild buffalo, zebras, or m aybe just a lot of jabbering monkeys. On e evening a hyena came walking up the road towards us, took a look a nd went off into the wood . Another day we aw herd a nd herds of impala (antelope family) grazing in the meadows, fat zebras among the trees, a nd wart hogs who stick their funny thin tails into the air like flags when they take off into the jungle. After the game reserves I stayed four days a t Victoria F alls then took a train across Rhodesia to the Belgia n Congo. I had a wonderful week there at our Presbyterian Mission Stations visiting a former student, George M cK ee and his wife, Maria nne. They a nd the oth er mis iona ries really put out the welcome rug for me even to taking me through the jungle to meet a n ative king. Then I fl ew to London acros Nigeria, over the Sa hara desert and the M editerranean to R ome, over the Alps to Brussels a nd then to L ondon town. All my cou ins were at the airport to meet me. I wish all of you could know them, three families of the dearest, jollie t, most intere ting people you ever saw. They took me all over Wales, Scotla nd an d England. Seeing their country in April is a wonderful experience. The daffodils were gay in the gardens and the wild flowers were everywh ere. The orchards were in bloom ma king a fairyland of the hillsides a nd the old stone walls and flowering hed ge en tranced me.

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This little story was prompted because so often when we are asked to do a jab- invariably the answer is, let Mar y do it, she kn ows more about it than I do, someone will criticize m e anyhow. The next time ) IOU are asked to do a job, remember Arsop's famou s fabl e, Shak espeare's famou s passage or Lin coln's famou s statement.


Don't Forget to Ma il in Your Reservation for our

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Spiritual Values of Fraternity Excerpts from an address by the VERY REVEREND J. MILTON RICHARDSON Alpha Tau Omega, Dean of Christ Church Cath edral . Houston, Texas

t THE idea of fraternity was originated by those who desired to sweeten, enlarge, and dignify life. Without friendship, without laughter, without true brotherhood the carbon monoxide of vanity very qu'ickly develops." Around a fraternity table you have differences in religion, in politics, in temperament, and yet they are all drawn together in a common fellowship, in a common bond> in a loyalty to a common purpose. Surely that is the real spirit of fraternity, for in a single college chapter there will be members from different sections of the country, of different political parties, of different backgrounds, studying for different vocations; and yet they feel that they are united. In fraternity we are bound together by enduring and abiding principles." An individual by himself is only half ; the other half are his friends." We live today in a very hectic, difficult, and turbulent time. There has never rbeen

a time m the history of the world wh en there was a greater need for this kind of character that is symbolized by fraternity at its best. I urge that we go forward in service and that we seek to ma~e the part of the world in which we live, the kind of world it ought to be, a world of good will, of right, of mutu al help, and of fraternity. " Every privi lege carries with it an obligation, a duty, a responsibility. We are not merely to enjoy the fellowship and th e privileges of the fraternity, but we are to reflect upon what we can do through public service and through our sense of noblesse oblige and through our contribution to the heritage that has been bequeathed to us." Th e things which are alike in our fraternities are far greater than those that are different. Every one of them has ideals of the highest type. In the shaping of character in the formative years of college the fraternity is a great potential."- FRoM THE Alpha Xi Delta.

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Progress Report from Pine Mountain Settlement School (An Alpha Sigma Tau National Social Service Project) o\i As we near the end of the 8th year of the consolidated school at Pine Mountain, we want to share with you some of its progress ... as well as its problems. No year seems to pass without a natural disaster. This year we had the flood which put eastern Kentucky on front pages all over the country. It was th e highest water remembered in this valley a nd cut the campus in half for six hours, tore out two foot bridges, flooded several basements, and worst of all, washed away road surfaces a nd deposited gravel over th e fiel ds. Though not nearly as hard hit as people in many places, we have spent many precious hours and more than $1,000 just getting the playground, th e roads, fields and fences back in shape. But we have progress to report too . Because of the new minimum found a tion law in K entucky, which provides for fewer pupils per teacher, we were ab le, with our slightly increa ed enrollment of 218, to qu ali fy for an additiona l teacher. This necess itated las tminute a lterations and the unexpected expenditure of $1 ,200 to provide anoth er classroom , but it was ready for the new teacher when he arrived. Because clas es average 28 to 30 instead of 40 or more it has been 18

a more rewarding year for everyone. The ninth and tenth grades now have their own library reading room across the hall from th e younger children's library. They have helped m ake and paint the bookcases and get the room in order. The librarie have been a real ource of enrichment and a joy to the children. They are still maintained by devoted volunteers a!'ld supplied with gift books. Our parents' organization has shown real vitality, raising money with various project. for addition al badly needed playground equipm ent which has been installed th is spring on the greatly enlarged playground . A great triumph was the lively production of Dickens' " A Christmas Carol," ju t before Christmas, in which almost 40 pa rent , children, and teachers had parts. Our medical staff continue their aroundth e-clock services to our larger community. Since last yea r at thi time, 77 babies have been born in our hospital. The medical program costs $2,000 per month in addition to the fee- we collect. A Ford Foundation grant, es pecially for the improvement of our fa iiities, enabled us to install a fire alarm ystem ( Continued on Page 61)


May We Introduce Emily L. Reedy New National Examinations Chairman

bi cs include photography and gardening, ha eball a nd concert-going. She coll ects bone china a nd street car tokens. She has recently enrolled in adult school courses in enameling on copper and square dancing. Quite a varied career!

• • • Ferne Phipps Who will ec/it the Alpha Signal during convention

~ EMILY R EEDY's career has been lively and

varied. After graduating from T emple University, Emily ta ught kindergarten and primary grade for ten years. She received her M aster of Educa tion degree in psychology in 1949, then worked as elementary school guidance worker and as psychologist in R ed Bank, New J ersey. She is at present a public schoo l psychologist in the Phil adelphi a schools. She has h ad many different job> duri ng the summers a nd her favorite one was that of passenger brakema n on th e Pennsy lva ni aR eading Seashore Lines during th e war years. Now the president of the Philade lphia Alumnae chapter, Emily is a lso active in church, and communi ty affairs. She sings in the choir, is junior Superintendent of a Methodist Church School and is a lso treasurer of the new community library. She enjoys traveling and this summer visited the Maritime Provinces of Canad a with her sister and two other Philadelphia alums, Ethel W eimar and Claire J enkins . Her hobTHE ANCHOR

Ferne is Alph a Sigma Tau's National H ousing Chairman and no newcomer to national conventions. She is a convention belle and has a ttended six conventionsCleveland, Pittsburgh , Cincinnati, C hicago, D etroit, and R oanoke. She has been a national Vice President, the Loan Chairman, collegiate president of Omicron, and alumnae president of Beckley. She insta lled Psi Chapter and Alpha Beta Chapter. Fe rne teaches Junior English in the larges t high school in W est Virginia. She works both with YWCA Y-Teens and the YMCA Cadets. She tea ches Sunday School to second grade children . In the summer she works in the office for her husband . They have one son, Robert. now in the eighth grade.

If you have hips upon the ea , May every friendly wave and breeze R eturn full -freighted argo ie . If you have caravans afar, M ay th ey, beneath a lucky star, Bring back their wealth to where you are. Or, if the treas ure that you hold I s not of frankin cense or gold But a ll your sto re of precious things Are cherish ed dreams and visionings Hopes long deferred and ke pt apart, D ea r inner secrets of the heart, Then may the future bring to you Like homing ships across the blue Each wish fuHill ed- each dream come true .. 19

Top Taus LILY ANN TAKEGUCHI. Alpha, Special Education Club. atten'd ed International Council of Exceptional Children Convention in Pittsburgh, International Club, Christian Youth Fellowship. Kappa Delta Pi, Adahi (senior women's honorary), Women'S League Representative from dorm, Freshman counselor. basketball. delegate to A.S.T. district meeting .

._>BARBARA OTTERSON. Beta. Regimental Commander Kaydette R.O.T.C .. Inter-collegiate debate squad, Greek editor of 1958 Chippewa. Alpha Psi Omega, Pi Kappa Delta. Sophomore senator. Editorial staff, 1956 Appleblossom Festival representative. 1957 Michigan State Interpretation Festival. Inter-collegiate 'd ebate tournaments at nlinois State. Purdue, Albion, and Eastern Illinois. Who 's Who in American Colleges and Universities. JEAN WAGNER. Zeta. Assembly organist. college choir. pianist for modern dance. Association of Childhood Education secretary, student Christian Association, student council representative. A.C.E.I. district representative to State College. A.C.E. national convention representative at Atlantic City.


LADENE SCHACHINGER. Theta, Wayne State Speech Activity Award, Board of Education scholarship, Elizabeth Stewart Scholarship. Mortar Board. Theta chapter treasurer and panhellenic Sing Chairman.




Top Taus PAULA LOU MILLER. Iota, Mathematics award, general scholarship award, P.T.A. scholarship award, president math club. Dean's A Honor Roll, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Omega Literary Society, delegate to K.S.T.C. leadership conference, delegate to A.S.T. district convention scholarship ring. bcrsketball, softball, volleyball. '


MARY ANN BARNETT. Zeta Tau, Senior Personality winner, president of Richmond Club, p resident af H20 Club. Granddaughters Club. Canterbury Club, athletic association council. Cotillion Club, Future Teachers of America. membe r student government lour years, chairman of water pageant. ~'->-

DORENE BROWN. Nu, Soloist in the Messiah. band, orchestra, Boettcher scholarship recipient, Jeans and Janes. Wesleyan Foundation, modern choir. Choralaires. Tau Beta Sigma, Pi Lambda Theta, Delta Omicron, Alpha Sigma Tau. Song Fest lea'd er, Musician.


NANCY SPEED. Pi. May Fete Maid. candidate lor sophomore class scholarship, class president in 1957. class secretary in 1956. class vice president, 1957, Beta Beta Beta . student council. W,A.A. Pi chapter president, rush chairman, editor.



Top Taus BETTY HAYEK. Lambda, Four year scholarship, Newman Club. International Religious Council. W.A.A., Swimming. bowling, archery, riding vice president Lambda chapter, recording secrelary Panhellenic, delegate to A.S.T. dis trict convention. ~

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BETTY SUE SMITH, Upsilon, Scroll Queen candidate . Scroll staff. Echo staff, Beta Eta Tau, Baptist Student Union vice president, McAlister Hall House council. Royal Root ers. Student council. W.R.A. Who's Who In American Colleges and Universities, vice president Upsilon chapter. JOYCE PURSER. Phi. Les Mesdames award (outstanding freshman) Freshman Orientation Program Group Leader, Maid in court of Sigma Tau Gamma. vice president Canterbury club, senator lour years. vice president Sophomore class. secretary senior class. Green Jackets, 13 club (lop scholastic organization) Kappa Delta Pi, associate editor of Le Souvenir. secretary Executive council of Student Federation of Louisiana Colleges. Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.


SYLVIA DAWN SIGAFOOSE. Chi. Director "Miss Shepherd" pageant; preSident Miller Hall Dormitory; Circulation manager "Picket"; secretary of yearbook; dramatic roles in Finian's Rainbow, Mr. Pim Passes By. Outward Bound: Alpha Psi Omega; Pi Delta Epsilon: Kappa Delta Pi; student senate; student-faculty library council; attended leadership conference at Great Cacapon. W. Va.: Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.




Top Taus SANDRA ANDERSON, Alpha Beta, Dean's List every semester, writer for Chief Justice (year book) and Parthenon (paper), Freshman Guide, Leadership Camp, vice president Home Economics Club, Alpha Lambda Delta, vice president Kappa Omicron Phi. Kappa Delta Pi, delegate to WeSt Virginia Economics Association.

CAROLYN WORLEY, Alpha Epsilon, Honor Roll, treasurer Western Association of Women Students, treasurer of Gamma Delta, Association of Childhood Education, Panhellenic Council representative, Discipline committee of Student Body, Volleyball, basketball, W A WS delegate to convention, president Alpha Epsilon chapter.

LYLA BROWN, Alpha Gamma, Student Christian Association, vice president, Colhecon Club, State Colhecon. Student NEA, vice president of student body, secretary Panhellenic council. delegate to Home Economics workshop two years, president Alpha Gamma chapter, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.

-<:-,-,< CAROL WELCH, Alpha Delta, Alpha Sigma Tau candidate for sweetheart or attendant, marching band twirler, concert band, choir, Orchesis. treble club, all-club council. Panhellenic council, Greek coordinating council. president Alpha Delta chapter.



ELSIE LOUISE HOBACK. Alpha Lambda, Princess on May Court, chairman Freshman dance. co-chairman Junior Follies, co-chairman German Privates, vice president Omni Vox, choral club, New River Club, Y.W.C.A .. outstanding senior, choir, student civic society, art guild. Alpha Psi Omega, delegate to Alpha Psi Omega convention in Richmond, delegate to A.S.T. district convention, president Alpha Lambda chapter. ~

RITA ADELE BAUMGARTNER. Omicron, Maypole dancer. Art exhibit (one man show). president of panhellenic council. art club, girls All Star intramural basketball team. delegate to A.S.T. district convention, swimming. tennis, volleyball, soft ball, vice president Omicron chapter. PEGGY JUNE DAVIS AKARD, Rho , One of twenty pretty girls for two years, Tau Kappa Epsilon's Dream Girl. secretary Disc Jockeys, Cardinal Key, Interfraternity council. freshman an'd senior student senate representative. president Rho chapter, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. NANCY LEROY. Alpha Alpha. Residence Hall Student Staff. student affairs council. Kappa Delta Pi (Education honorary) Panhellenic representative to district meeting at DePauw, Alpha Alpha chapter historian and pledge mother.

MARIE BRODAK , Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Omicron Phi , intramural sports, president Delta Chapter, social chairman. float chairman .

The National Council is proud to announce that

lOT A CHAPTER is the winner of the National Scholarship Cup for the year 1957-1958 and that Scholarship Rings go to

• Paula Miller, Iota • Joan Harvey, Psi • Carol McCormick, Psi TOP TAU awards are a national award given to one girl in each chapter who best typifies Alpha Sigma Tau. The selection is very difficult and in order to be as impartial as possible and to use a standard of measurement which is fair to all chapters, the National Awards Chairman uses a point system based on scholarship, campus activities, chapter service, and service to the national organization. Our congratulations go to all three of the girls named by participating chapters, and to the National Chairman, Mrs. J. E. Gaughan, for her splendid work in evaluating and selecting the Top Taus!



We are planning an extensive redecoration program for our room. This plan extends over five years and plans are being made to hand down e~ch year so that this plan m ay be completed . Some of the girls who have had a course in housinoare work • b mg on our plans and I have planned to ask for the help of one of the Home Ec. teachers to help us with the plans.- LYLA BROWN, Alpha Gamma.

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Our Sock Hop Dance was a real success. It was held in the Women's Gym, and the Blue Flames, a local band, played for us. A king and queen were chosen and prizes were given for the dirtiest socks, the most unusual, etc.- CAROLYN WoRLEY, Alpha Epsilon.

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In regard to the importance of grades, we feel we have a very good plan which we follow here. The pledges go to study ha ll twice a week for two hours each time for the first half of the sem ester. Then when mid-term grades come out if th ey have any D's or F's they go three times a week and actives also go once a week. (Those who have D's or F's. ) -Su sAN Sc HMIDT, I ota.

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This year we did something whi ch has not been done befm:e by our group or any other, and that was to buy reprin ts of pictures for Rackham, the school for handicapped on campus. We purchased seven of th em and now are in the process of matting th em .KATHY SERANT, Alpha. * * * At our last meeting we una nimou sly voted to make traditional •our little sock baby doll as our form al rush party favor. N a tu rally, sh e is an AST girl as can easily be seen by the stenciled letters on her blouse. This li ttle brain-storm came to Fran Feduska who made up the first doll as a sample. She's made from a large bobby-sock. The toe part forms her face, while the long cuff is split and sewed to make legs. H e r arms are also from a cuff and are sewed on separately. for eyes we use green buttons. The nose is THE ANCHOR

If you have a " bright idea" to contribu te which has proved successfu l in your chapter and which you would like to share with your sisters, send it to your national ANCHOR editor . Be sure to include your nam e and chapter. A ppropriate pictures are welcome, too . omitted and a little bit of red felt makes a happy mouth. Yellow yarn is for her hair. H er dress is the la test Paris creation, being a full circle of yellow and green plaid, with a solid green blouse. We stencil AST on her bosom. How cute she is! L ast semester she was the favorite rush party favor of the college.- MARIE BRooAK, D elta.

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" T au's Mahal" was carried out through invitations, costume, decora tions, and programs. The invitations consisted of a little man (out of pipe clea ners) on a piece of rug material and th e invita tion began " hop on your magic carpet and fl y to Tau's M ahal." Everyone dressed in Arabian garb and the decora tions consisted of a " harem" like a tmosphere. The program was a rather " take off" from " The King and I." The rushees seemed to have a marvelous time. M ARY ANN CLARK, Alp ha Alpha.

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Collegiate News Alpha's Mother Goose ;t. O uR Fall rushing t:ega n with '' Peck at Greek" on September 24. We had a good turnout for our coke partie as well a for our tea a nd informa-l party. " Mothe r Goose" was the theme of our informal party held on October 12 and eve ryone, dressed a. Mother Goose character enjoyed a uccessful party with game and refreshment . The party was held in the basement of one of our alum's homes which wa decorated with pictures of Mother Goose characte rs a nd stuffed animals a nd balloon . We were happy to p ledge even wonderfu l girls, Lurlene Averitt, Donh~e Coss, Sheila Dougherty, Wilma Fi her, Marian K e rbyson. Pat Lynum, a nd Rosa lie Zimmerman. The officers of the pl edae clas were president, Sheila ; secre tary. Wilma.: a nd · treasurer, Lurlene. In the midst of rushing came Hom ecoming with the Alphas busy working on their float , among other campus activit ies. W e followed th e them e with the Broadway musi-



float. ''Connecticut Yankee," Homecominq parade.



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Alpha's pledqes are (back row) Wilma Fisher. Pat Lynum. Lurlene Averitt, and Sheila Douqherty: (front row) Donlee Cess. Marian Kerbyson, and Rosalie Zimmerman.

cal " Connec ti cut Ya nkee." We we re honor~d to have two of our sisters, Jackie Cole and Shirley Sampier, chosen a candidates running for Homecoming Queen. hirley wa chosen a member of the Queen' Court. One of the events during Homecoming wa our annual Cider Sip. Following Homecoming wa one of our biggc t eve nts of th e em ester, the Central District Com·e ntion held on our ca mpus on ovember L, 2, a nd 3 at which tim the Alphas acted a hostesse for the District. s the Christmas sea on approached, the Alpha b egan making pla n for Chri tma ac tivitie . Our pledges made favor for the ho pita! a their a rou p proj ect. W ent a box to the Pine Mounta in ettlem ent chooi. W e sha red our Chri tma pirit a nd cheer by carolina for patient at Be e r Ho pita! on D ecember 16, which wa followed b ' a Chri tma party a t the hom of Mrs . Bate .. Refreshments, a ift exchange, a nd group si nging were enjoyed by e eryone. Th Alpha a! o de orated the Ea tern 1i hiaan College Library hri trnas tre . Th lpha. THE A



active ly took part in th e a nnual a ll-campu Christmas Sing, by singing " Sleigh Bells." The Christmas vacation was immediately followed by "Help W eek" for the pledge . Pledging e nded on Janua ry 13 when th e new members were initiated, a nd immediately following initiation, everyone enjoyed a wonderful dinner given by the alum . Lurlene Ave ritt was announced our " best pledge" and was awarded th e Alpha 1gma Tau lavaliere at this time. Finals and graduation soon brough t th e first semester to a close. It was a sad time for us when J a n H a man, our one gra du ating enior, left a t the e nd of the emester . Presentl y we are deep in plans for our forthcoming Spring ru h parti es. Thi year a new form of rushing will b e put in to use, and we are hoping it will be a uccess on ou r campus.--LILY ANN TAKEGUCHJ.

Beta's Strange Gifts t jANUARY 23, 1958 brought the Beta's fa ll semester to a happy ending wh en we ini tiated six new pledges. They are Joan Boyd, Virginia Christensen, Kay Kane, Lind a L aFave, Pat Flessas, and Sharon Roher. But the pledging pe riod was only part of the fun and work for the semester. As usual, the homecoming was a huge uccess with our a nnual homecoming brea kfast at the house sponsored by the alums. Also, we we re very proud of Beta Patti .Archey who graced the Queen's float as a beautiful attendant. ancy Fleming ste pped into th e offi ce of


Betas gather. all in white. to celebrate Founder's Day.

A WS vice-president, a nd Karen Chamberlain was elected treasurer of th e sophomore class. Barbara Otterson an d Edn a Marinson were recentl y elected to Who's Who. During the weeks of fraternity p ledging on Centra l' campus, th e Beta's receive_d many , trange gifts on their doorstep. First came a large dinner bell, then a larger cannon, and last, but not leas t, a little sports car. Cokers, mixers, pre-dance parti es, our a nnual Christmas Benefit Dance a nd Christmas Tea for a ll sorority women held the usual a mount of great fun , but a new highlight was a路d d ed to ou r social ca lendar this fall. Betas Karen Chamberlain and Joan Hyatt take time out from painting their room lor a lew antics.


Betas examine the . "gift" left on their front porch by fraternity pledges.

We had a pajama party with another leading sorority on campus, and our house ce rtainly overflowed with coed . popcorn, mu ic, more coeds, coke_, card game , gabfests, and more coeds. It was a huge uccess and certainly helped a ll of u with good inter-sorority relations. All in a ll , the fall semester of '57 wa;, a tremendous one for the Beta . We' re all looking forward to an equal ly good one m the pring.- jANE EwiNG.

Delta Wins Trophy ~

OuR Delta Chapter at Indian a began a most successful year by winning second prize for our float entree in the Homecoming parade. Since the main theme was Parade of Nations, we c ho e " Turkey" for our titl e. We were very proud of the finished product, an elephant drawn h a rem with a dancing girl and sultan. Our trophy was the center of attraction at the a nnu al Homecoming Tea of wh ich Perrgy Stewa rt. socia l chairman, wa in charge. Last year we had the largest pledge cia ' of any sorority on campus and were fortunate in receiving three more wonderful si ter . Joanne Nordberg, Doreen Whitsel, and Jan We lker. W e participated in the ann ual 'Greek Sing" with Joyce Bender, a senior mu ic stu dent, directing us in , " It's a Grand Night for Singing" and "Far Across the Campus."


Marie Brodak, president of Delta chapter, proudly displays her sorority's trophy lor their prize winning float .

Mr . Earl F. Peterson, national pre i::lent, \路i ited our chapter for the weekend of October eigh tee nth through twentieth. We attended various meeting and conference at which local a nd national duties were discu sed. The T a us entertained Mrs. Peterson at a local tea room and lodge. It wa a most enjoya bl e and profitable weekend for which we are very grateful. Founder's Day was celebrated by our annual banquet at which Mrs. J. Rus ell Guard, an active a lumna, presented an appropriate talk on 'The History of Alpha Sigma Tau." Both collegiate and alumnae member took part in a candlelight ervice, and a fter informal socializing, a most memorable evening was complete. Our o ial events have included a hayride now part and Chri tmas party.


Zeta's A lpine Stopover t " TAMMY TAu" was ou r pride and joy

Delta chapter's float e ntitled " Turkey" depicts an elephant drawn harem complete w ith dancing g irls and sultan.

Three of our sisters became members of honorary fraternities : M arie Brodak our president, a~d Fan Feduska, treasurer,' Kappa Delta P1, honorary educa tion fraternity; and Sue Stuck, Alpha Psi Omega honorary dramatic fra ternity. Sue Stuck has served as editor of The Penn, our school paper, and Dottie Wilroy, society editor, writes a feature column, " With the Greeks." W e recently shared an open house with the K appa D elta Rho F raternity and a re now looking forward to form al rushing. W e hope that our luck will remai n with us as we endeavor to receive an outstandino路 pledge class . Still in the future are Swing~ Ou~ W ~ek ~nd , a Mothers' D ay Tea, the semor p1cmc, and many other even ts. W e at Indiana h ave been very busy and are proud of the progress we have made. W e shall continue to work hard, enjoy ourselves, and a:bove a ll, be loya l sisters.MARSHA ANNE LENTZ. Zeta s take pride in their winning float en tered a t Lock Haven for Homecoming.


float entry in the Homecom ing parade this year at Lock H aven. It featured J ackie Ca rodi skey a T ammy who was enamored by our football hero, represen ted by NQrma Berge. Also on ou r floa t was J an Mix, Pris Garrett, and M ay Lou Poling. It was a tremendous success and well worth the time and effo rt, especially stuffing the ch icken wire with green and white riapkins, spell ing out "T ammy T au's H ero." Our H omecoming pla ns were one of the topics we covered at our weekend campout at R ocky Point Lodge. W e had a wonderful time " roughing" it fo r the two days that brought us closer together and to sorority. It was a grea t way to start the year out for us. Founder's D ay was observed with ou r traditional banquet held this year at the Du tch Inn, a favori te spot here. Several alum nae attended, among them Miss J essie Himes. one of the founders of Alpha Sigma Tau on the Lock H aven campus. Ghosts and goblins presided at our H allowe'en party, T au M asqu erade, held at an alum's summer home. T aus and their dates were u nrecognizab le in their costumes and had a te rrific time on a Ghost W alk . hear!ng their for tunes, and general merry-makmg. I n b etween all these even ts we manage to conduct a few money-making projects. Bake sales a nd ru mmage sales have really ? een successful and we are planning more m the near future. Also we sold Ch ristmas cards, equally rewarding . . Now we are busy whipping our rush party ~n shape. It's called " Alpine Stopover" and I S German fro m the yodeling d ancers, taught by our E laine Kline (she and her partner :''ere na tion al champions three yea r ago m the German d ance grou p) , to t he root beer and pretzels. Elaine even secu red authentic costumes fro m the d anci ng aroup at home, R eading, fo r us to wea~. I t promises to be a huge success and with it we're 路 hoping " to get our men ."- M ARGIE CANCILLA.


Theta's Pearly Gate ;\". THETAS h ave just completed plan for Sleepy Tau H eaven, ou r second erne ter informal rush party. Since rushing i such a difficult process in the city, we decided to put everything we have into the succe of the party. Favors consisted of little green flannel night caps, and ou r invitation were ~lue clouds with a "silver lining" and A~T pnnted on them in glitter. The room it elf wa decorated 'l'.rith stars on the ceilinu. lollypops, ice cream cones, a nd cand y ca nes on the walls, a nd soft candle lighting a nd colored bulbs to supplement it. Streamers sepa rated the room from the refreshments. The entrance hall was a lo ng lane of ca ndy canes culminating in a pearly gate entrance. with our theme written on a loud o' cr the gate. The canes were all over six feet high, a nd produced a pleasa nt first impressiOn. Games, entertainment a nd refreshment were best ever, and Thetas felt quite proud of their endeavors upon seeing the end result. The rushees were pleased also, as th e atmosphere was warm a.nd friendly. Alph a Chapter assisted us in presenting our entertainment, and added a n atmosphere of na tional fraternal spirit to the occasion. for which Thetas wish to tha nk them greatly. W e are wishing for the succe of this theme, o that we may make it a tradition on our campus. Thetas also wish to welcome Sharon Jone' as a new active m ember of the chapter. R uTH JENSEN .

Iota's Float Places First ;\". WHEN the girls of Iota C hapter returned to school this fall we moved into what looked like a new house. The ground h ::~d been elevated and the old porch a nd front of th e house had been removed. W e added three levels of steps, a larger and more modern porch, and two bay window . T he house \:VaS painted light green, n ew si dewalk ~ a nd shrubbery were added, two mushroom

Iota's softball team helps Iota Chapter win first place in intramurals. Left to right: Carol Allen, Sandy Riggs. Carolyn Johnson. Na~cy Carson. Rae Ellen Burdick. Kathy Myers. Shuley Epperley. Shirley Krukenberg. and Helen Cox.

lamps were purcha ed for the porch, and .we added new floodlight for our homecommg decoration . Our chapter room was enlarged, a nd we plan to get new living room furniture soon. W arc quite proud because we ca n house more gi rl than any other orority on the campu - about 45. During the ummer Mr . Ruby Miller, who had been our hou emother for the past two years, died. Our hou emother now i Mrs. Ida Wayman, an Alpha Tau alum. Rush week wa the first weekend after clas es started. W e used "A rabian Nights" for a theme a nd fo llowed this theme in our decoration , entertainment, and refre hmen ts. We had twenty- even girl in the first scme ter pledge cia s. A rummage a le was u ed as a proj ect to make mon ey for new modern porch furniture. W e are planning another rummage sale and po sibl y a car wa h a spring mon ey maki ng project . Senator Frank Carlson congratulates Ellen Kaye Cummings, Iota. on beco~ng " Miss GOP of Kansas.

Iota had more girls who donated blood to th~ Red Cross Bloodmobile than any other soronty on campus. W e won first prize for homecoming decorations, and had a coffee for alums after the homecoming gam e. In November we had our annual informal "Firebug" party. M ernbers and guests wore jeans and red shirts, and the house was decora ted with red crepe paper and red paper " firebugs." Iota chapter received the na tional scholarship cup, and Paula Miller received the national scholarship ring. We sent five girls and an alum to the district convention in St. Louis, and we sen t eleven representa tives to a campus Student L eadership Conference. Shirley Knouft is head cheerleader and three out of five of our cheerleaders are Alpha Taus. Alpha Taus took first place in badminton, tennis, and golf intramurals, and second place in volleyball and table tennis doubles. Theme for second semes ter rush week was "Alpha T at! Believe it or Not." got nine second semester pledges, which brmgs us up to our quota of sixty-five girls. Queens a nd queen attendants this year were Camille Dolsky-Queen of the T au Kappa Epsilon informal party ; Carol Miser - attendant to the Phi Sigma Epsilon Queen ; Betty Ross- Attendant to the homecoming queen ; and Amelia San Romani- Attendant to Miss Emporia State.- PATTI WRIGHT.


Iota girls decorate their house for Homecoming and win first prize.


Working on part of the Homecoming 'decorations is this group of Iota girls.

Lambda Prepares for Greek Sing ;'\", LAMBDA Chapter of Alpha Sigma T au held its first r ush party of the school year m O ctobe r. Th e theme was "Around the World Inn ." A big balloon with streamer wa hung from the ceiling, and in it were the favors- sma ll pencil harpeners in the shape of globe . Each member repre ented a country a nd made up a n a ppropria te game for the ru shee to play . Our dinner wa given a few week after our rush pa rty. W e served the girls deliciou South ern-fri ed chicken, po:tatoes, peas, an d afterwa rd ca ke and ice cream. Everyon e had a delightful tim e and nine of th e rushee acce pted bid to b ecome member . Since then, we have all been kep t qui te busy. The pledges gave a very succe sfu l cake sa le for th e members, a nd in turn the m embers pl a nned a party for the pledges with Th eta K a ppa Phi . one of the fra ternities on ca mpus. Right now a ll the girl a re prepa ring a song o tha t we ca n pa rticipate this yea r in Greek Sing.- TERESA l ENNI.

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What's Good About College Societies? Doctor Walter Manning in the Indianapolis Star for August 10, 195 7, discusses the above topic and concludes his article with the following words: "As for the snobbishness, I find most sorority and fraternity members far less snobbish than many of the so-called intellectual groups on the campus. In fact, my experience has led me to believe that m embership in a fraternity makes one more friendly, less snobbish, and much better equipped in ocial graces. "Today on the typical campus there would be no 'college spirit' without the sororitie and fraternities. They are the only groups that can be counted on to do things for charity, to decorate for special affair to

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furnish willina hands and hearts for a whole variety of campu activities. Recently a college president said to me, 'I do not know how our college could operate without the fraternitie and sororitie . They are the only groups I can a lways count on to get thing ·d one.' " Perhti.p we are growing up as a nation a nd change are needed in sorority and fraternity life. Yet, I believe that any fair analy is of the e organizations, as they now are, would cause most parents to say 'yes' to a son or daughter who sought membership. " We need pirit, a nd especially the volunteer spirit, in America - fraternities and sororitie breed and pon or both.''

Janet Dodge, Eastern Michigan College, Ypsilanti, Mich . Georgia Peterson, 906 S. Main, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Vivian Dye, Rm. 327 John Sutton Hall, Indi ana, Pa. E laine Kline, Box 200 Lock Have n S T C, Pa . Ruth J ensen, 5050 Cass, Detroit 2, Mich. Pat Amsrud, 1006 Con titution, Emporia, K an. Ann Brignola, T emple University, Philadelphia 22, Pa. Sharron Smith, 1715 Tenth Ave., Greeley, Colo. (Pres.) Elizabeth Hight, Athens, W. Va. Jackie McQuitty, Harris T eachers Colleae 5351 Enright, St. Louis, Mo. Sarah Guzick, Sta. A., Durant, . Okla. Barbara Odem, Box 182, Longwood Coli., Farmville. Va. Edna Grace, A S T C , Conway, Ark . Mary Le J eune, 405 E. M erry, Hammond, La. Phyllis Ball, Shepherdstown, W . Va. Sharon K eith, Box 464, Madison Col!., H arrisonburg, Va . Ruth •Folkers, 215 Wood Hall, Muncie, Ind. Sandra Anderson, 101 5 11th Ave. , Huntington, W. Va . Ruth Parham, Box 523, H.S.T.C., Arkadelphia, Ark. Judy Fort, 1342 S. Campbell, Springfield, Mo. Marlene Satzinger, 308 W . Adams, Macomb, Ill. Carol H elmholz Box 442. Radford Coli. Radford . a. THE



The year is 1958-with its hopes and its fears, talks of Sputniks and the Explorer, space ships, jets, satellites-plus pointed shoes and the chemise! How do we as sorority women-earthlings still-approach the sorority rushing season in such a year? How do we choose the proper beam? the appropriate missile? Are automatic instruments and electronic commands the trend in this sphere of activity too? While our grandmothers had to prime the pump to draw the water which was then in all probability heated on a coal-burning stove, we now talk glibly of electronic ovens and push-button-control homes. Perhaps in the same way that we no longer fill the bucket at the well, so in our methods of building a sorority there have been and must be advances to keep in step with a changing world. If rush 1958 style is to be a successful year for Alpha Sigma Tau NATIONWIDE, each one of us, collegiates and alumnae, individually and collectively, must give active thought to how we may pledge outstanding girls who can step in for our graduating seniors soon to assume their places in post-college communities. Rush is selection of membership, and membership, whatever its quality, IS the chapter. Rushing is a cooperative project between alumnae and collegiates, and helps strengthen the bonds between us every year. Remember too that our college is a community and the chapter is a family within the community, and as such has the inherent right of selection. In our family we want girls with scholarship, character, congeniality, stability, interest in extracurricular activities, and financial sufficiency. We list scholarship first because only the person who is able to succeed scholastically will be a long-term asset to the college or the group. Alumnae: Make a special effort to talk (or pay an informal visit, or write a note) to that lovely girl who sings in the church choir, her friend who is such a good student, your friend's daughter who is so talented and personable. Learn what college they plan to attend. Approach them with genuine interest and friendliness and tell them about Alpha Sigma Tau. Now is the time to gather the necessary information and send it to the rush chairmen. Not every recommended girl will be pledged but every alumna should send a carefully prepared recommendation on any girl she considers a desirable candidate for membership. Collegiates: If our Alpha Sigma Tau chapters from coast to coast are to be consistently outstanding in organization, in scholarship, and in leadership on our campuses, you must give unceasing care in selection of members. We need leaders who will bring us honors and we also need the loyal, cooperative, dependable follower. Let's rocket into rush with alumnae recommendations in this year of 1958. "To hit a distant target accurately, a long-range ballistic missile must be steered in the right direction and must attain the right speed." Our target: The missile : The direction of missiles: The right speed:


Alpha Sigma Tau pledgeship of outstanding girls. The alumnae recommendation. To the chapter president or rush chairman if known; otherwise to the Central Office for forwarding. NOW!



esponsi'bilities reach far and wide, are many and varied. Each Alpha Sigma Tau alum has a special responsibility in sending names of prospective rushees to the collegiate chapter. It will take only a few minutes of time and will mean so much to the sorority.


ncourage the college chapter by sending rushee recommendation blanks early. Tear out the blank on the following page and fill out while waiting for the clothes drier to spin its cycle!

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pportunities for service are unique in this field . In the schoolroom, in a Sunday School class, or that girl scout troop are outstanding girls. Do recommend them.

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ention Alpha Sigma Tau whenever you hear your high school daughters or their friends talking about colleges and sororities. Tell them of the advantages and privileges of being sorority women.



ooperate by answering inqumes from the collegiates a:bout girls in your home community. As alumnae, you are in positions to know the girls and their backgrounds. Check their high school records if possible.


anage to sell Alpha Sigma Tau without underrating other sororities. Let the home town folk know you believe in sororities.

ntertain prospective rushees if possible in your home or help the collegiates in their entertaining by baking a cake (mix acceptable!) or by lending a hand behind scenes at some of their parties.

ever forget the ideals and standards of an Alpha Sigma Tau, those ideals inculcated during pledgeship and carried through life.

irect recommendations to the collegiate president or rush chairman if known; if not known, send the recommendation blank to the Central Office from which it will be forwarded to the appropriate chapter.



COILILEGIIAliES end acknowledgments promptly to alumnae furnishing names of rushees.


nter all names of rushees in a card file for easy reference and follow-up .

ook over all recommendations carefully and make every effort to learn to know each individual.


ntertain rushees-whether it be a coke date, a picnic, or a formal partywith graciousness, kindness, and that special Alpha Sigma Tau friendliness.


ounsel conscientiously with the entire chapter membership and advisors in selecting the final invitational list for pledgeship.


ry earnestly to select girls of integrity and sound character-girls who have the potential ability to develop along lines of responsible leadership in the collegiate sorority family and in the world about us.

.'•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••m••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••A ~ALPHA SIGMA TAU RECOMMENDATION BLANK To . . . ... . .... . .. . .. . ........ . . . . ....... , Rush Chainnan of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter . .. . ............. . ............. Name of College I am pleased to recommend as a prospective rushee ................ . . . ..... . ... . . ...... . whose home address is: . . . .. . .. . . .. .. . . . ...... .. ...... . ... . . . .. . ... . .. . . . .. . . .. . . ... . . .

Is this girl related to an Alpha Sigma Tau? (U yes. give relative's name and chapter.) (Blank continues on next page.

Rush Chairmen are listed on page 33.)




HIGH SCHOOL BACKGROUND High School Attend~d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Size of Graduating Class Scholastic Record: upper third . ...... . : middle third ....... . : lower third ........ â&#x20AC;˘ Scholastic and other honors and awards: Activities (check appropriate squares): Art ...... : music .. . . .. : sports .... .. : dramatics . . . ... , publications ...... : other . . .... â&#x20AC;˘ Offices held:

PERSONAL QUALIFICAliONS (Check applicable items) Personality and appearanceQuiet . ... . : neat . ... . : poised . ... . , well groomed . ... . : vivacious .. . .. : attractive .. . .. Character-



Does she have high social standards and ideals? Is she dependable? Does she possess qualities of leadership? Is she adaptable to a group?

MY RECOMMENDATION (Underline applicable words) From her background and personality, I think she would make an (average) (outstanding) member of any chapter.

I (will) (will not) be proud to see her wearing an Alpha Sigma

Tau pin in my home town.

She (will) (will not) be an asset to AST in any community. I

(have) (have not) talked to this girl about AST. I (do) (do not) know this girl personally, but am basing my recommendation on information which I obtained as follows:



Signed .. . .... . . . ... . .. . . . ... . . . .... . . ... .... .

My Collegiate Chapter

My Address

My Alumnae Chapter ....... .. . . . . .. .

My Maiden Name .... . . . .. . ... . ..... .. ..... .


Nu Has a Countess t FA~L. _quarter started with a flurry of acUvit1es for Nu Chapter. "All Greek Week" was first on the calendar of events. It was a chance to make friends and renew acquaintances with the other Greeks on campus through activitie ~ike Color Day, fun day, a barbecue, serenadmg the dorms and the dance which ended the fun-packed week. Rush started with Open H ouse for transfer and upperclass students. W e chose the theme "Autumn in N ew York" for our rush party. Glittering leave , fall flowers, and a N ew York scene decorated our living room. Miniature records of " Autumn in New York" were invitations. As favors we gave the rushees mums placed on the shape of our shield . We were pleased with our fiv e new sisters. They are Kay Bloesser, Carol Saum, Pauline Shiolas, Ellen Stephens and Betty Yuen . Third on our calendar of events was H omecoming. And were we ever busy with house and float d ecorations to make. For our efforts we won third place in house dec01路aSharron Lee Smith. Nu. became a countess in the Court of Ak-Sar-Ben. an organization well known to Nebraskans.

Nu girls work hard decorating their float.

tions. Our canoe with two C.S.C. Bears in it dragging a tiger was "real cute." Our float theme was Betsy Ross sewing the first flag. Also the ann ual Alumnae T ea gave us an opportunity to visit with many of our alums. W e held candlelighting services to commemorate Founder's Day. Guests of honor were the a lums, our facu lty advisors an d our alumnae advisor. Next on the ca lendar was the I. K. Carnival an a nnual event on this campus. Our booth "Ivy League Out of T his World" was a big success. At Th anksgiving time we fixed a basket of food and ga ve it to a needy famil y in the community. We drew names and exch a nged toys for Christmas. The toys we re then distributed to underprivileged children . Rita All ard, our President, Irene Kuchera, and Bobbie Damico, three lucky girls, who, accompanied by Mrs. Anderson, attended the D istrict meeting brough t back g lowing reports and ma ny ideas. We were a ll very proud of Sharron Sm ith who was chosen Countess of the 1957 Count of Quivera in Nebraska. Charlene Smith, a noth er Smith we're proud of, won th e Scholarship trophy thi s quarter. Exchange dinn ers, a nd card parties with fraternities a nd ororities kept us busy the rest of th e quarter.- NoRMA DALE CAMPBELL.

Omicron's Many Ta Ients ;\; OMICRON's calendar was brimming with activities for the fa ll tenn. THE ANCHOR



" Before " picture of Iota Chapter house a t Kansas State Teachers College. Emporia. Kansas. Extensive remodeling has just b e en completed.

Pla ns for the a nnua l H omt>comina fe tivitie were made over cakes and cookies a t the home of our 庐wn Mae R. Hunter. When the big d ay a rrived we rode in decorated cars in the gala pa rade with our fra terni ty brothers, th e K appa Sigmas. Our di spl ay was buil t a round the theme " Q uo th the Fa lcons Nevermore, Nevermore." The foll owing week, fa ll rushing bega n. W e pledged fou r happy girls, Barbara M orris, Erdine M cClahanan, Dianne Bowling. and Betty M oore. The new pledges were just in tim e to join in th e Sou thern District Convention for which Omi cron was hostess the weekend of O ctober 18, 19 and 20. The big event began with a Pizza Pa rty a t the dormiatu rday was filled tory on Friday night. with a workshop, luncheon at the chu rch, an afternoon tea given by Beckley Alumnae climaxed with a fo rmal ba nquet given by the Bluefi eld Alu mnae. Mr . Winifred ewma n of C harleston was gue t speake r a t the dinner. Omicron girl were honored by the pre ence of Mrs. H . E . Staehle, our Na tion al secretary a nd of M is K at hleen K elchner, the Na tiona l Com mittee C hairman . Found r' day was ob erved a t the home of Mrs. Beulah Me cil , ou r pa trone . M is Ann E a ton, Princeton a lumnae, lead a very inform a tive d is u s ion on Per a nality. A was fold 路ss rt cour served by th host lowed by th andlc-lighting er ice. ovrmb r broug-h t mor fun . T ho n w


Iota chapter is p roud of its b e a utiful!y remod ele d house. The g irls a re holdin g m oney m a king p ro jects to p a y for new fu rnishing s.

pledges gave the actives a d elightful party. Each active received a pair of booties of yellow, monogrammed wi th green Greek letter . The week-end of November 22, 23, a Panh elleni c Workshop was held on t he Ath ens cam pus. Th e present constitution was revised a nd new rules mad e conce rn ing ru h partie . T he an nu al Christmas party was held D ecember 18, with the exchange of gifts. P re en t for the occasion were our local pat rone ses. Cheers fo r the Omicron girls! Our pre ident, Libby High t has been selected to appea r in W ho's Who in A m erican Colleges and Un iversities. Libby also serve as labora tory assistant in the C hemistry D epartment. E rdine M cClanahan represented the sorority in an all school talent how. Erdine has a lso appeared in two prod uction with the Concord College T hea tre. W e're proud of our artist , Rita Baumgartner. H er 路w ork was et<hibited in the m ain corridor of the collcg recent! . S cretary for the Lanauag a nd Litera ture D epartment th i em e ter wa_ Ba rba ra Morri . Bett 路 Moore i the sa me capacity for the Bu ine D epartmen t. M ary u W ilkins ha ompl ted h r practic teac hing. Ri ta Bau mgartn r, Betty Payne a nd G loria clair ' ill begin th ir



practice work in a few weeks. Dot M ontgomery i teaching school this erne ter at Bradshaw. Miss Hila Arrington , Princeton Alumnae, has been selected to appear in " A Biography of Honors Graduate- of Concord College." The spring semester has a bright out look a. rushing begi ns thit> weekend . \1\le have our fingers crossed. Omicron's ca lendar for the semester was fill ed from the beo路innino路 t> t> to encl .- MARY CATHERI NE BoNES.

Pi's Treasure Hunt ;\; THE busy fall semester started off with rushing. The theme of our informal party was the "Miss AST Pageant." The room was decorated like a typical boardwalk with a hot dog stand featured at one end, from which the refreshments were served. The rushees were sent on a treasure hunt and later on dressed up some of the actives in such things as crepe paper, balloons, and newspaper as their entrees in a Miss AST beauty contest. The party concluded with everyone singing ongs that pertained to the pageant and the ea. With the singing of " Miss AST" each active crowned a rushee with an aluminum crown. Our formal rush party, a Gold and Emerald Evening was also very successful. The main fea ture of the eveRing was a skit depicting the various activities and events of ou r chapter throughou t the year. Our wonderful alums prepared the deliciou food for the parties and helped in the ma ny " behind the scene" chores. R esult ? Five fine girls are now our sorority sisters. Th ey are M arlene Gulli, Sally H arris, Anni e H odges, Joan K ehl, and Jackie McQuitty. P i Cha~ter and the St. Louis Alumnae Chapter were hostesses for the Northwest District m eeting which wa s hel d here this year. Saturday, October 26, was the big day . Representatives of the chapters from Greeley, Colorado ; Empori a, Kansas; an d Springfi eld , Missouri, were present at the meeting. Different phases of sorority life were discu sed . The day's festiviti es were climaxed b y a banquet at the Congress Hotel. The ideals of Alpha Sigma Tau became more viv id :-: ncl THE ANCHOR

Pi's seven new pledges hold their "puppies" at pin pledging. Left to right: Edna Duncan, Marlene Culli, Sally Harris. Joan Kehl. Ruth Crump, Annie Hodges. and Jackie McQuitty.

many new friends were gain ed from this outstanding experience. On November 10 our co-sponsor, Miss Murray, invited us a nd our parents to . pend the Sunday at her farm. Hillacres farm is t" he perfect spot for hiking, horseback riding, eating and outdoor fun . The horses did a lmost a much eating as we did and had a hard tim e being coaxed into taking us for a ride. For some reason they seemed to prefer the green pa tu res. Pi Cha pter participated in the Inter-Fraternal Sing on D ecember 11. It is an annual singing contest open to a ll fraterniti es and sorori路ti es on campu s. Vve sa ng "The H a lls of Ivy" and "AST Boom -de-a-da," ou r own composition. We served as hostes es for a pizza party given to the two fraternities on campus. But to the fe llows' surprise, they had to mak e the pizzas- a nd to ou r surprise they were delicious. Our traditional Christmas party was held December 24, at the home of our co- ponsor, Miss K ohl. Exchanging Christmas present with our big and little sister , refreshments, and singing Christmas carols lent to the traditional fun . Swimming in January ! Yes, our annua l swimming party was held at the Y.W.C.A . on January 19 for us and our 39

dates. The end of fina ls was celebrated by an ice skating party in the park. T he pledges entertained the actives at a "Mother Goose Party." Everyone came in costume-from Old Mother Hubbard to the Three Blind Mice. We all had a great time thanks to our clever pledges. The sorority lent a helping hand in donating clothing and various other items for one of our girls' farm neighbors and their even children. Their house caught on fire, causin<T them to lose everything. A sizable collection was presented to the family which they gratefully received. Sandra Graves was awarded the Alumni Scholarship from our College. Each seme ter they offer a scholarship to a sophomore I student who has hown outstanding scholastic, character, and leadership qualities. We are all very proud of h er and know that a wise choice was made. And in pite of the busy social life, seven Pi girls mad e the Dean's honor roll: Sandra Graves, Sally Harris, J ackie H udson, Joan Kehl , M elba Mosberger, Jackie M cQuitty, and Nancy Speed . Congratulations to Marie Wunnenberg on a successful apprenticeship. M arie brought home an " A" average a nd claim her experience was an in pirational, educational, and memorable one. With the close of the emester we lo t three of our actives through gradua tion . They are Barbara Cordes, Carole Flaherty, and Jackie Hudson, who will >begin their teaching careers next semester. We are all looking forward to the convention in Buifalo this summer a nd a re making plans for ma ny of our girls to attend .- NANCY SPEED.

" Howdy Partner" Says Rho to Rushees "How-dy, partner!" "Shore glad to see you, Calamity." These were on ly a few of the remarks that could be heard among the shooting, bootclopping noise at the Alpha Sig Ranch. Yes sir, they all came from real honest-togoodness cowgirls of sse who we re members or rushees of Alpha Sigma Tau. The cowpokes picked up the tenderfeet at


the dorm where they were e corted to the Alpha Sig ranch, the girl's scout cabin. A the tenderfeet entered the cabin, they signed the guest book which wa shaped like a cowboy boot with a spur of gold net. Decora tions of emerald and gold were ca rried throughout the room . Texa ize jea ns a nd " ba r" kin were paced along the wall. Wagon wheels, hay, and pitch fork along with ranch type tables topped with ca ndles in green holders completed the decora tions. Boot-shaped program , Alpha Sig mugs, and gold net neckerchiefs with Alpha Sig emblem were received by 24 rushees. Those rushees were Marleen Page, Carol Turner Carol Whitfield, Gloria Kitch, Ba rbara Hick , Bobby Little, June McPhatridge. J anice Gan dy Ann Hardin, Martha Brown, J akie Ro enthal Jo Ann Hopson, Linda McPheron, Jo Ellen Provence, a nd Barbara Gray . N ancy E te , Glenna K elley, Nan y Hopkins , Ethel Stallcup, Eva N ewman, Ro alyn LaLonde. Gail Mobley, and Mary Ann Euba nk . Gue ts pre ent were L ynn Austin, alumna: Goldie Galliano, alumni representa tive; Mr . Dave Steven , patroness; Mis Mary Slawson, ponsor ; R oy Neal taton, piani t, a nd J ames Sca ntlin, photographer.

Zeta Tau 's La rge Enro llm ent ;\;. WE Zeta T aus feel that we have been having a very successful and enjoyable year. The year's activitie were begun with fall ru bing held in O ctober. Due to our large enrollment we were able to bid only M ary Ann Montagu e ; nevertheless, we felt that we had been very successful with our pledge. Also in O ctober, Liz Mosteller, president ; Anne K eziah, vice-president; and Jud Eckstrom, treasurer attended the district meeting held at Concord College, A then , W e t Virginia. Accompanied by our alumnae representative, Betty Bibb Ware, we enjo ed meeting the girls from the nearby eampu e a nd comparing our activities. November found u plannin<T for our



Founder's Day Banquet held in the college tea room under the direction of Judy Eckstrom. Guests included alumnae, pa tronesses, and the deans of th e college. December held a great deal of Christmas spirit for each of us as we entertained three needy children with a party in our ch.apt;;r 路 room. With our playing the part of Santa Claus, presents were found under their tree on Christmas morning. In the immediate future we are looking forward to our big rush season with great enthusiasm and anticipa tion. We only hope that we will do as well as in previous years. Three of our seniors graduated at th e end of the semester, these being Linda Garrison now teaching in Roanoke and Annette Crain Allen and Ann Hart H amrick now residing in Richmond. We were also sad to lose two other sisters, Barbara Wilson who will be returning to her home in C alifornia and Peggy Blevins, Salem, who plans an April wedding.

Upsilon's House of Horrors ;t. OuR busy Tau year sta rted with rushing. Our informal rush party was held September 30 in the B. a nd P. W . C lubhouse. The theme of the party was " Outer Space" and all m embers were d ressed in black space outfits and silver h elmets. The interior of the clubhouse was fashioned to look like that of a space ship, and th e guests were taken on an imaginary trip into outer space by mistress of ceremonies, Sue Hudson . The program centered around this trip. Our formal rush p arty was held a t th e Country Club. The theme of this party was " Autumn Leaves" and was carried out beautifully using decora tions of this season. Traditional songs were sung and the Sigma T aus, our fraternity brothers, serenaded the group. It was a very successful evening and everyone enjoyed the party. Our hard work during this rush season netted us twelve enthusiastic pledges. They are : Jere Aday, Peggy Ballard, C arolyn Briggs, Carol Ann K eel, Anita Jones, Barbara Oliver, Paula O wen, Barbara Kay Reynolds, Beverly Rushin, Betty Swartz, Barbara THE ANCHOR .

Clauser, and Rosalee T rent. Sue Hudson, our chapter president, reigned as Homecoming queen this year a t Arkansas State T eachers. For路 the fou rth consecutive year, we took top honors for our H omecom_ing float. We won first place for b eauty and 路 third place for originality. It is a rare occasion indeed when one float places in both divisions. Ou r float represented a golden victory trophy. This is Arkansas Sta te T eachers College's Golden Anniversary, and in keeping with this celebration, we had as the theme of our float "Golden Victory." We entertained our fra ternity brothers, the Sigma T au Gammas, with a banquet September 25. We presented them with a gift for their newly decora ted fraternity room. The program and fellowship was enjoyed by everyone. Another plaque took its place by the Homecoming Award when we won firs t place in the song contest a t our school's Founders' D ay Program . Our H allowe'en booth this yea r a t Teacher's annual carnival was a "house of horrors." Th e m ain a ttraction was the "r'Ilad m an." We had a " Guest star" who acted the part and was simply 路terrifying. M any of our girls have received honors on the campus this year. Barbara Cla user was elected business manager of the ECHO , our school newspape r. Four girls were elected by student vote to the Student Sena te. T hey are: Edna Ruth Purtle, Connie J ohnson, Paula Owen, and J anet M anville. M arianne Bennett was e lec ted secretary of the Women's R ecreational Association. Dot Cooper, Edna Ruth Purtle, and M arga ret D avis were elected as class offi cers. Several Alpha Taus were chosen to be in the T-S teppers, a d rill team . Connie Johnson was elected president of Beta T au, a home economics organization, and Betty Swartz was elected to Alpha C hi, an honorary fraterni ty. D ot Cooper, M arianne Bennett, and Sylvia K elley made the D ean's List, a roll of honor students with a grade of A- or better. Alpha Sigma T au holds second place in schola rship on our campus. W e have the second highest overall grade-point standing. We honored our first semester pledge with


Upsilon's first semester pledges are a lovely and enthusiastic group.

a da nce on January 31. The Sigma Taus were our guests at this a ffair. The group pl ayed games and refreshment were served. This helped the pledges get to know their brothers and to really feel th ey were a part of th ings . We observed Alpha Sigma T a u' s ational Founders' Day, November 4, by wearing our colors green and gold all that day. The celebration was climaxed by a banquet tha t evening. Dr. Ada Jane H arvey. guest speaker a nd first sponsor of Alph a Sigma Tau at Arkansas Sta te T eachers Coll ege , gave the history of our chap ter. For m, it has been a very prosperous a nd happy year. There was a lot of ha rd work involved , but th e result were well worth our efforts. Alpha Tau is a great sorority a nd deserves grea t thin gs. - ~ifARIAN E BENNETT.

Phi's Follies t ALTHOUGH the fall seme ter has just ended, we of Phi C h apter a re already

planning many exciting activities for t~e coming spri ng. The fall semester was highlighted with rush week whjch included a formal tea a nd a n informal coke party. The Mydland home was appropriately decorated to carry out the novelty of th e th eme of the coke party, " Circu Time." We then welcomed twentyfour new pledge into our chapter. Around a candlelit table, we found Phi C hapter having its F ounders' Da y Ba nqu et. The delicious sh rimp a nd chicken dinner were enj oyed by all, a nd an impre sjve talk was presented a ft erwards by ou r guest peaker, Mr . Ruth Carter. Our lu cky star foll owed us for the third time as we were awarded the fir t place plaque for bea uty on our float in the Hom ecom ing parade. Phi Chapter i. very proud of its girls wh o received campu honor during th e fall erne ter: Joann Brauner, maid in Mi s Southeastern court; M ar H elen J one , sweetheart of Alph a tgma Tau ; Joyce Pu r er ecretary of tudent



r iation in Universities and College ; Janice Granier, sweetheart of Pi Kappa Delta ; and Joan Schenck (pledge ) , placed fourth in the spelling bee . A grand time was had by the members of Alpha Sigma Tau and Sigma T au Gamma at the joint party which was given by the pledges of both organizations. The members of Alpha Sigma T au were invited this year to serve as hostes es at Sigma T au Gamma's smoker. Alph a Sig contributed fiv e girls to W ho's Who in A merican Colleges and Univ ersities. They were: t:::onnie Comfort, M ary H elen Jones, Joyce Pur er, J oann Brauner, and J anice Granier. The theme of the float, "T au Winterland," was retained at Phi's annua l formal. At this time our favorite, Morris Sharp, was presented as was our presiden t and sweetheart. Entertainment was pl anned and provided for by the pledges.- KATHRYN H EINTZ.

Chi's Sputnik P-arty ;\:. THE Chi Cha pter of Alpha Sigm a Tau gave a reception for new women students a t the beginning of the fall term of school. The reception was held in the Colonial Room of M cMurran Hall. Cookies, mints, nuts, and punch were served . D r. Sara C ree, sorority advisor, and patronesses of the sorority greeted the new students and wives of the faculty members. Our Homecoming was a succes this year. Ou r float won second p rize. For the third

Chi chapter pledges of the first semester are Kathleen Maine, Gail Hindman, Betty Keikirk, Betty Secrist, and Ann Harris.


Phi's float is 'awarded first place for beauty in Homecoming at Southeastern.

consecutive year an Alpha was voted by the student body to serve as H om ecoming queen . This year's queen was M ary J ane Small. Virginia Franzen was a princess. The annual Homecoming luncheon was held, as well as an open house in the sorority room for members and alumnae. A Sputnik Party was the theme of our fall rush party. Stars and balloons, which were to re present planets, were fastened to a black background. Doughnu ts and soda were served. C andy favor were given to the members and rushees. costumes of the pa rty were mainly space ou tfi ts . Five girls accep ted bids to b ecome member . They ar e : Betty Secrist, Ga il Hindman, Betty K eikirk, Ann H a rris, and K atherine M aine. The girls were initia ted in to the chapter on J anuary 28. One of our projects this fa ll was a whi te eleph an t sale, whi ch was held on D ecember 12 in Knu t ti H a ll. T he table on which the articles for sa le were displayed was covered with a red cloth . A bowl of pine a nd C h ristm as decorations ad d d a hol iday touch to the sa le. A lumber party was held at Barbara H arris' home. An cve nin o- of fun was enjoyed by all. The Alphas prese nted a C hristmas as embly for the studen t body. T he as em bly consisted of tableaus. T he college choir p rovided the background music. The C hristm as pa rty was given by Dr. C ree at her home for mernbers a nd patronesse . A short business


meeting was held, and the rest of the evening wa spent singing Christmas carols. Two of our members have been selected to be members of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. The girls are Sylvia Sigafoose and Betty Secrist. Plans are being made for the annual Sweetheart Dance, which is to be held on February 15. We are, also, making plan for our spring rush party.- ANN SLONAKER.

Psi's Traditional Carnival ;t TRUE to form , this year has certainly begun a a tremendous and exciting one for the P i girls. After settling down to classes and beginning extracurricular activities, the Psi airls were proud to see three of their "sister " holding responsible o ffi ces on campus-Betsy Auten, Pre ident of Honor Council; Sis Watkins, Chairman of Standards; and Betty Lou Simpson, Vice-President of Y.W.C.A. W e are also eager to add that many of the Psi girls are holding various offices centering around many activitie of campus life. Of cour e, as the d ays slipped by, we found ourselves in the midst of " rushing" and preparing for our traditional "Carnival" rush theme. Zirkle House was converted into a rollicking carnival and its success was overwhelming. Much of its success we found to be in the closeness and togetherness with which the Psi girls worked. It was truly a wonderful experience. It was awfully hard to wait for the final day when the " rushees" would walk, but our patience was rewarded as seventeen wonderful girls joined our sisterhood. It was a proud moment when they wore the ribbons of green and gold! The very beautiful candle lighting ceremony highlighted our Found er's D ay, which was celebrated with a banquet at Shenanda le. Miss Frank, our adviser, and Dot Rowe, our alumnae representative, joined in the celebration. "H ave the pins arrived yet?" This seemed to be the greeting the Psi pledges voiced in De ember, and with the impres ive initia-


Psi pledges enjoy their traditional carnival party.

tion ceremony at a lo e, they proudly di played their shiny pins. This was truly a memorable event, when everyone heartily congratulated their new "si ters." During this month, Zirkle Hou e was decorated very beautifully in the Christma tradition, and we had a gay time preparing for our Christmas party. The Psi girls invited a mother and her two small sons to share in our joy, and we gave them many gifts. It was a good feeling knowing that we were helping to make someone else' Christmas a little brighter and more meaningful. We were proud of our "si ter " Betsy Auten, who was chosen to represent the Madonna in the Christmas Pageant. Cheer and shouts rocked Zirkle House, too, when it was announced that one of our Psi girls, Betty J ane Davis, had been chosen as Apple Blossom Princess and would attend the festival at Winchester. Good new was piled on top of more good new , when it was announced that six of the Pi girls inade Who's Who- Sarah Hodges. Betsy Auten, Sis Watkins, Pat Lumpkin. Mary Ann Wertz, and Betty Lou Simp on. Exams were the main intere t during the latter part of January an d eight senior made the Dean' Li t. After the flutter of exam . everyone's thought eemed to be turned toward redecoratina Zirkle House, and plan for the living room an; well und r' a . AI o. ~ ith the opening of ccond sem ster all th


Psi girls who were away student teaching returned to campus, filling Zirkle House to its capacity with seventeen seniors! Now with second semester well under way, we are planning for "rush" which will take place in March. After this the major events will be May D ay and then-graduation!! This year certainly couldn't h ave been more wonderful for the Psi girls at Zirkle House ! We will leave with a certa in touch of sadness, but we are sure, too with mu ch gladness in having known how timulating a nd precious it is to truly be a "sister." - PAT LUMPKIN.

Alpha Alpha Has a Circus ;\; AT the annual Founder's Day Banquet the collegiate chapter was the guest of the Seven of Alpha Alpha's new pledges. alumna. The dinner was held at the Muncie Y.W.C.A . Yellow roses and individual Convention. They went with alumna Mr . candles were placed on the tables. Mr. and Darryl Jone . Mrs. R. B. Cross, and ~iss Mrs. Leon Scott presented an interes ting 路 Ethel Himeli ck. Th ey left by car on Fnday program with colored slides about their reand returned on Sunday. Joyce and Dixie ce nt trip to England. Th e two groups alterreported on the convention at the fo~lowing nate in giving the banquet and next year meeting and both girls had a very enJoya~le the alumna group will be the guests of the weekend and a re looking forward to meetmg collegiate chapter. these new friends again. We are all anxOn November 1, Joyce Sprinkle, represeniously awaiting the national convention in tative, and Dixi e Hayne , alternate, went to Augu t and hope to have as many girls presYpsilanti, Michigan, for the Central District ent as possible. HomecominO" is always a big event at Ball State and this"' year was no exception. The field was wide open for themes because the school Homecoming Committee chose none. The Alpha Alph a's chose a circus theme for both their queen candid ate publicity and for their float. Peggie Qu eener was the chairman of publi city for our queen candidate, Florence " Toots" Sanetra, LaPorte senior. Life-like anim als and acrobats made from cardboard displayed signs like a seal with a balloon saying " Seal the deal with Toots," a. lion sayinu " I ain't a lion, vote for Toots," and "'' t saying " I'm up in the a .tr over an acroba Toots." All the girls of Alpha Alpha were happy to b e back on Ball Sta te's campus at Muncie and were looking forward to a nother profit"Let's gel busy on that fioat." says. Georqianna able school year. Johnston, Alpha Alpha. THE ANCHOR


the Rose Prince of the Kingdom . Thi i to be a tradition for the future f!l edge . Bill Wilson's Combo played for the da nce. As each pledge wa introduced her big i ter prese nted her with a bouquet of yellow roses. Our new pledges include D ixie Doud, Bonnie M iddle tedt, M a rsha H a rt, M erna Mosel, Grace H ood, hari Rice, Ruth Barr, M aria n Ba ha re, Becky Parisi, K a thy Bamhizer, J oy Waitcus, and Barb J a mi on. M arge Gu thrie and Na ncy J ones are Pledge M oth ers.-BEVEilLY BECKER. Alpha Beta Pledqes make an A on their pledqe test. Movita Ellcessor. lower left. received the scholarship award for the pledqe class.

Rush sta rted on ou r cam pus N ovember 1 with rush teas a nd we met orne 500 a irls. Our first formal rush pa rty was hel d two weeks la ter and we enterta ined the rushee a t th e "T a u's Mahal." Mul ti-co lored c heesecloth strips were hung from the ce iling with colored spotlight shininrr on the room ba ivi no . . ;:--. 1t an onenta l look wh en the costume-cla d girls entered into the room. Excitement fill ed the room when the slave girl a nd h a rem danced fo r their king. During refreshmenttime everyone sat on pill ow a nd a te from card-tabl es on the floor. The traditional "R ose Room" was th e them e used for th e last rush pa rty. The co llegia te members were dressed in pa telcolored forma ls. The room was decora ted with artificial yellow rose . A m1:1sical progra m was presented throughout the evenino路 for th e entertainment of the rushees. The~ were presented with a crown of yellow rose a nd a long-stemmed rose bud. A la rge wood ~ram e of AST with 'burning ca ndl es pl aced m the lette rs was visibl e in the di sta nce a the girls d eparted that evening. Th e Alpha Sigm a T a us a nd the Delta C hi fra ternity sponsored a forma l da nce before Christm as vac ation . " F a cination" was the them e fGr th e d a nce a nd the ba ll- room was decora ted in shad es of pink and purp le, a very effective combina tion. The Phi Mu C rew, a ca mpus b a nd, played for the very succe f ul dance. "Kingdom of Roses" was the th eme used for th e pl edge da nce on J a nu a ry 3 1. Dixie D ou::l was cho en by the pl edge cia to be

Alpha Betas Wield the Paint Brush ;\:. SEPTEMBER a t the AST ch a pt r hous at Marsha ll ta rted with the splash of pai nt an d buzz of a ewing machine. During F re hm a n Week most of the Alpha Beta came to chool early to work on th hou e. The entire econd fl oor wa given a fresh coat of pa in t a nd new curtain a nd spread . Suza nne Bowdle PSI , joined us in ti me for the excitemen t of the first week of clas cs and our coke partie . Our first ru h pa rty on Se ptember 25 had a Spanish them e. Rushees were gree ted on the la wn by Spa nish Music, Evon Mi~kel , P at Griffith, a nd J ea ne tte, the friendly burrow. Afte r a brief tour through the house a nd orne refreshment , each ru h ee wa given a m all M exican sombrero wishin 0<Y h er good luck during rushina. Shown ~t Alpha Beta's Founders Day Banquet are Mov1ta Ellcessor. pledqe president: Yvonne Foscoto. speaker; Clo Amos. alumnae president; and Jewell Roark, chapter president.

About sixty girls were invited to our secAfter a skit, games, and songs by the Tau Notes the rushees were given "supersonic e nergy ~ills" fo: refreshm ~nts. Small silver plywood rocket hrps were giVen as a mom ento of their trip to " AST Tomorrowland." Our third p arty wa the traditional Yellow Rose Ba nque t at the cha pter house. Mrs . G ay Hulbert, our alumnae adv1 or made 30 bea utifu路] yellow rose corsage a' fa\'ors for the rushees. Mi ss Eva Mi ller gave an insp irational talk, a fter which the T au Notes sang a few songs. W e received nine wonderful ~l ed ges as a result of our h a rd work . They a re Carl a Spurlock, M ovi ta Ellcessor Ca rol Fullerton C a rol ewma n, Mary Jan~ M cC lure, Ma~ Angel, Eva eal, Lind a DinO'ess a nd Jani ce W ell er. "' ' Homecoming came mu ch too soon for the bu sy Alpha Be ta . Evon Mickel supervised our house decorations which were entitled " Marco Rockets to Victory." W e drdn't win <1 prize, bu t had loads of fun working tog-ethe r, then admiring our results. Suzanne Bowd le, Sue Adkins, Sandra An d erson, a nd Pat Griffith joined the Charlesto n a nd Huntington Alumnae for the trip to Concord College for th e Southern District Conve nti on. W e were very thri lled to m eet so many of our sorority sisters a nd to h ave the cha nce to bring new idea a nd inspiration back to th e Alpha Beta cha pte r. Th e Huntington Alumn ae a nd Ch a rleston Alumnae joined us at th e H otel Fred erick for F ou nd er ' D ay on November 4. Mi s Yvonne Foscoto, Hun tington a lumn a, told us about h er recent trip to Europe. Our president, J ewell Roark, co nducted a very im pressive cand lelighting ceremony. November 5 wa a very sad d ay for th e Alpha Beta . Almost th e entire ch a pter went to the Tri-State Airport to see Suzanne off. Afte r tears a nd sad good-bys we a ll realized how m uch our AST sisterhood mea nt to us and how m uch we would m iss Suzanne. W e we re all very happy w hen Linda King was ini tiated as a n active member of our sisterhood in November. T he pledges and actives worked together o~d rush party, " Tomorrowland."


A real burrow puts in an appeara nce a t Alpha Beta's second rush party. Holding him in tow a re Se norita Evon Mickel; ru'she es Carol Fullerton and Julieanne Stutz; and Senor Pat Griffi th.

to paint the first floor of the chapter house a nd redecorate the rumpus room in the basement. Thi s ma kes our home much cheerier. G a mes, -dancing. skits, a nd refreshments were enjoyed by the Pi Kappa Alpha a nd K a ppa Alpha Order at house parties given at th e ch a pter h ouse. We are planning h ou e parti es for the other fraternities on campus to promote better Greek relationships. Our AST sailor hats had their premi er during our serenade for the fra terni ties. D espite t he cold wea the r, we enj oyed ourselves \Try much a nd the sere nade was a b ig success und er tlw capa bl e lea de rship of Pat G riffi th. Sa ndra Anderso n a nd Do roth y D a vis were in iti a ted into K a ppa D elta Pi, education h o n o r::~ ry . J ewe ll R oa rk was initi a ted into Pi Om ega Pi , business honorary. Movita Ellcessor was p ledged to W AA . We a re all looking fo rwa rd to . econd semes ter rushing and th e <1ctiva tion of our pl edges.- SUE ADKIN S.

Alpha Gamma We lcomes Nine New Pledges t ALPHA GAMMA Ch a pter wa off to a ve ry good start from the beginning of this fall. We we re very pleased with nine new pledge . 47

Plans are now being made for the annual They are: Emily Calhoon, Esther Clark, Pan-Hellenic Dance, which is scheduled to Linda Guynn, Pat Johnson, Charlotte Meehan, Ellen Ohls, Margaret Phillips, Sybil be February 15. It is to be a Valent~ne Dance and the candidate for the Valentme Todd, and Roxie Robert . Queen will be chosen from each sorority. Since then the Alpha Taus ha ve also had honors on top of honors about which we are The Alpha Tau' candidate is Martha Jo . . very thrilled. Esther Clark was chosen Fresh- Johnson. W e a rc lookina forward to a v1 1t from man Homecoming Maid. Roena Ross i a finalist for the Queen of Star which is a our Di trict President, Mrs. John Simpson. beauty contest for our yearbook. Sue Smith Sh i planning to visit us during the weekwas "tapped" at the first of this year to end o f FebruarY 8. During this time we have become a member of H eart and K ey, an planned entertainment a well a bu. inc honorary service organization. Pat Johnson meeting. Th e e arc our ha ppenings a t the fir.t of is a cheerleader alternate, cho en by the stuthi s year. We are looking forw ard to thi dent body. Ruth Parham was initiated to Kappa Delta Phi, which is a N ation al Honor being on o f our best yearsever.- ANN .T liNON. Fraternity in Education. During the voting for class favorites, the Alpha Tau s were well represented. They are : Freshman, Roxie Robert ; Sophomore, Sandra Dallas ; Junior, Pat Greenwood, Carl een Harris, and Gail R eveley ; and for enior. Sue Smith and Martha Jo John on. t ALPHA D ELTA cha pter a t Southwe t MisAlpha Chi, which is a national schola tic souri Sta tc Coll ege will mark 195 7-58 a fraternity, inducted in the organization , Pat one of their more memorabl e years. Greenwood and Rosalind Meehan . Thi year we acquired a new chapter Nine Alpha Taus were cho en for Who's hou se a t 95 7 King which has been the se tting Who among Stud ents in American Colleges for man y ha ppy events and gatherings for and Universities. They are : Ruth Parham, the Alph a Tau . Martha Jo Johnson, Pat Greenwood, Lyla Th e hou e has been the scene of bunking Brown, Kathy Hays, Martha McMillia n, pa rti es in honor o f new pledges, recepti on Carleen Harris, ancy Patterson, a nd Sue in honor of a lumnae, and our annual hri tSmith. mas dance. Carleen Harris was chosen for the second " H oll y H oliday," the theme for our dance. year to be K appa Sigma Kappa Swee theart, wa ca rried out wi th decora tions o f ho lly. which was announced at their annual Christ- Our tree was completely Alpha Sigma T au mas formal. Kathy Hay was honored as in colors. W e prayed it with gold pa int and Phi Lambda Chi Maid at their a nnual fordecorated it with green ornaments. mal dance. Another acquisition of the Alpha D elta The three top Tau from the Alpha Gam- chapter wa a new patrone , Mis Virgini a ma Chapter are: Martha Jo Johnson, Car- Gray. direc tor of a local cha rm school and leen Harris, and Lyla Brown. model agency. A reception was aiven in Candidates for Military Spon or from honor of :Yfi>. Gray to in troduce her on H.S.T.C. were Martha Jo John on, Kath ca mpu 路. Hays, and Sue Smith . Thi ha been a uccessful year for our For the first time in many yea rs, Alpha chapte r a nd our hou e ha m ade u one of Gamma Chapter of Alpha Sigma T au won the proudest sororiti es on ca mpu .- R OBERTA the Grand P rize for ou r Homecoming float. SMITH. Th i prize was won above a ll othe r sororities, fratcrnitie , and independents on H ender on What IS the "mystery object"? Campus. Come to convention and find out.

Alpha Delta Honors Patroness




We really cleaned up at Homecoming time. It was a big thrill to have two of the five candidates for queen representing Alpha Sigma Tau, but it was the biggest thrill of all when it was announced th a t M a ry Nell Johnson had been chosen as queen, and Gloria Carpenter was voted first attendant. Alpha Epsilon was so proud and happy. The Homecoming theme was " La nds a nd Peoples," and our fl oat represented Atla ntis, the sunken city. It featured King N e ptune himself, and a couple of the cutest m ermaids you h ave ever een. W e were awarded second prize for th e fl oat. The house was HolAl~ha Epsilon gives a successful formal party usmg their traditional " Club Tauette" night club land . There was a huge windmill with resetting. volving blades set on the la wn in the middle of a flowin g bed of tulips. W e received honorable mention for the house. Next came our sock hop . It was so much ;\; ~HIS has rea lly b een " the" year for Alpha fun to da nce in our socks, and apparently S1gma Tau on the campus of Western lots of other peopl e thought so too, as it was Illinois University. It a ll started September 11. when the a very successful affair. Christmas was a busy season. We went Al~h a '!'au sponsored the registration da nce, carolling with two of the fraternities on camwh1ch IS one of the biggest d a nces of the pus, K a ppa Sigma K appa, and D elta Sigma yea r. Phi, and of course there was our Christmas Two day later was talent ni a ht a nd our of food as well as a Christparty. A basket skit was a bout a toy shop. I t"' re~ lly went mas tree was taken to a needy famil y in the over well with the freshm en. Our first coke party vvas held on O ctober area, and the thanks on their faces and in their hearts was enough to give us the Christ3, a nd the second was on the 15th . F orma l mas spirit for this whole new year. ext cam e our rush had officially started. Then whil e we were home on vacation informal party, and Sleepy T au H eaven was there were reunion dinners with a ll the the theme. Th e room was d ecorated with 路 alums, pledge an d actives in the a reas of yawn ing a ngel , sta r , a nd a ll , a nd everyone Chicago, Springfield, and Peoria. Three very looked so cute in th eir p.j.s a nd halos. enjoyable evenings were pent with our sisStuffed an ima ls were scattered all over the ters. room, a nd wee little stuffed octopi were given We also sold pound bags of peca ns. This as favors . was a very successful money m aking proj ect. As is traditiona l, Club T a ue tte was given Now we are p lann ing to sell luggage tags, for the formal party, and our ni <>ht club was ca ndy, and sta tionery as projects, a nd we rea lly the thing. On November 18, we pledged our quot<l Actives and now a pledge, Cheryl Wright, enjoy of 15 girl . They are : Sall y Bae r, K ay Alpha Epsilon's "Sleepy Tau Heaven." Barne , Barb Boatright, Mary Ba uer, Lore tta Champion, Carole Collins, Evelyn Gend e, Diane Samuelson, Lorraine Seckm a n, Dorothy Lynn Smith, Patsi Steinba rger. J an Wegner, Cheryl Wright, Sharon M alzacher, a nd Marcia Zweifel. A fin er pledge class could be found nowhere, an d we're mighty proud of them .

Alpha Epsilon's Club Tauette

Alpha Lambda pledges dress their part at informal initia tion.

will a lso have a couple of car wa he . W e feel honored tha t four of our girl , L ee Sundq ui t, Sandy Garnent, M a rcine Wilson, a nd Barb Boeke r were elected to Who's Who. Everyone i n bw a nxiou ly looking forward to the Greek Ball. Sherrie White i running for qu een, an d we couldn't have a finer ca ndidate. I'm sure that you' ll ag ree that thi year has bee n tops for u. so fa r, and we' re hoping th a t the remainder of the year will be a profitable.- MERRIE-LYNN CoRNISH.

Alpha Lambda Pledges Sixteen ;\". THE Alpha L ambda bega n the year by pl anning for their rush party in October. The theme for the ru h party wa the traditiona l one, " D avy Jone Locker." The room in which the party wa held wa decora ted wi-th fish, an octopus, driftwood, and many o th er things which created a n underwa ter a tmosphere. The m embers were dressed in a il or outfits, and the prospect ive m embers were dre- ed as pirate . Th e evening began with game, in which a ll could participa te, while each sipped cider a nd a te pretzel . There wa enterta inm ent provid ed by the membe r a nd orne of th e a lumn ae, who we were very happy to we lcom e back. The pirate fea t cam e next. Then Mommie D a niel told her impressive story of the history of the Alpha Lambda Chapter, and some of what orority life was like. The party ended with a very impressive can dle a nd ribbon erv ice. A tears came to the eyes of the member , I think the prospective members saw how much Alpha Sigma


T a u meant to u and ju t how much it could mean to them. In N ovember we had our Founder' . Da Banquet at a nearby restaurant. Thi wa. qu ite a gay oc as ion, and I think each came away feeling a g reater ""armth in th eir h ea rt~; for lpha igma Tau. C hristma , beina right aro und th co rner. wr began plannina how we could h a re what we had with . omeone el e. W e decide d to have a Chri tma party for a de e rving fami1 路. \'Vc had it at Mommie Daniel' hou. r and it wa a wonderful experie nce for all of us. The look on the face~ of each of thr family member gave us such a good fer ling in our hea rt - thi family wa inc r ely a ppreciative of what omeonc wa. d ing for them. Then in J an uary came the initiation of our pledge whom we were, by thi time, very a nxious to rcceiv into the orority. Our ixteen new m emb r are Shirley Andrew , Joan Baxter. Elea nor Bird, Cry ta l Buckla nd, Ann Cl-ark, Ann Coleman, Millicent Colem an. Jua nita Enlow, N a ncy H a u er, J a nice Hurd . Bett y M ayes . he ley N eece, Emma J ean R ey no lds, R etha Ritchie, Jud y chierlmann, a n l Shirley Williams. W e feel thes girls are the g reate t! ! \'\' c a rc now loo kina forward to our weerheart Banq uet and Dance when we will honor o ur new m embers. -VIRGINIA RoLL .

Alpha Lambda's

officers pose Daniel.

with Mommie



An Alpha Lambda Takes a Year Off to Travel the opportunity to experience my dream of seeing Europe has been wonderful. I spent the past year living in Germany, where my father is stationed for his work with the U. S. Air Force, and took every chance to traveL I have been to so many wonderful places that it is hard to pick my favorite, however, I especially enjoyed my fourteen-day bus tour through Italy. We enjoyed Venicethe city of canals, bridges and gondolas. Of course we didn't leaYe without a gondola ride and serenade at night. We visited Florence, Milan, Pisa with it leaning tower, the ruins of Pompeii, Naples, the beautiful Isle of Capri and the Eternal C ity- Rome. The most awe-inspiring thing is to walk into the beautiful St. Peter Cathedral in Rome. W e went to Paris several times and saw uch well known sights as th e Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Art Museum showing V enu de Milo and Mona Lisa, Latin Qu a rter and many other famous landmarks. We went to Holl짜Jd during tulip time. In the parks one could see every variety of tulip imaginable. We saw many of the famous Dutch windmills. W e a lso vi ited ;\;. HAVING

Carol Helmholz. Alpha Lambda, cochairman of Junior Follies. spent a year in travel. She is back now and very active at Radford College.

Amstedram , Rotterdam, Haarlem, the Island of Maarken and the Hague. W e covered a lmost every section of Germany and were also in the countries of Belgi um, Austria and Switzerland. I had a wonderful time in Europe a nd it's an experience I'll a lways remember a nd cherish. However, it' al o great to be back at Radford Coll ege for my Junior year to continue my educa tion. I am especiall y happy to be back with my sisters in Alph a Sigma Tau . - CAROL HELMHOLZ, Alpha Lambda .

Convention? Yes! ;\;. IT was with a wonderful sense of sisterhood, and a deep feeling of pride in Alpha Sigma Tau, that I returned to Radford College after our district conference in Concord, W est Virginia. Nothing cauld have impressed me more, as to th e bigness and greatness of our sorority, than did this conference. I believe that I , along with many others, found the true meaning behind the word sisterhood, there in th e little town of Con cord. The moment which stands out to me most, among the meetings, and speeches, THE ANCHOR

dinners, and talks (all wonderful! ), was the moment of the Candle Lighting Service, at the close of the conference. As we held om candles high, I looked around at the serious faces around m e, and my heart swelled with pride to be a member of such wonderful people- my Alpha Sigma Tau sisters! Just a word to m y sisters across the land : when you have the opportunity to go to any Alpha Sigma Tau Convention- don't pas it up. You will return from the conference with so much more than you had before.LoursE HoBACK, President, Alpha Lambda. 51

Alumnae News Akron-Canton Sells Litter Bags ;\; OuR Founder's D ay se rvice was held in Akron on November 2, 1958. The candle lighting service wa led by our capa:ble and attractive president, Mrs. Fred M eredith of Hudson, Ohio. Our fund raising project this year has been the selling of Litter Bags. We ordered one hundred such bags and they have all been distributed . These were made by the Detroit League for the Handica pped, Inc. , so we are thereby helping ourselve as well as other . We hope to be a ble to do something special for the Stark County H ome this year. These old people seem to be the forgotten souls and they do appreciate any small thing done for them. W e were indeed proud this year to have one of our very active members, Mrs. B. L. McBee, appointed Standards Chairman for our sorori ty. She is already doing a wonderful job in this ca pacity in spite of a serious operation at Christmas time. Congratulations to you, Susie. We have found in our group that the girls enjoy meeting in the homes for some of our meetings. For specia l occasions such as Founder's Day and for elections we u sually have a luncheon at a nice hotel or restaurant. This, we think, m akes for variety and interest. -BARBARA GoRDON.

Bluefield Celebrates Birthdays ;\; IN October the members of Bluefield Alumnae met at the home of J anet Calfee


with Lorene J arrett as co-hoste s for a delightful bridge and canasta party. Hila Arrington and Ann Eaton of the Princeton Alumnae were our guest for the occa ion. Our chapter made arrangement for the Southern Di trict M eeting banquet. It was held at the Univer ity Club in Bluefield O ctober 20. Eight of our members attended the affair. In November we ce lebra ted everyone' birthday with game , gifts, a nd a cake with a lighted candle for each member. At Thank giving we sent a basket of fruit to a ca ncer patien t in St. Luke's ho pita!. For our Christmas social service project we brought gifts for a handicapped girl to our December meeting at M arcella Whitlock' . After the bu iness m eeting we wrapped the gifts in gay Christmas paper. We hope the girl enjoyed the gi fts a much as we did giving them. We have many plan for the rest of the year including a progre ive dinner in M ay. - MILDRED WARDEN .

Buffa lo Will Hostess National Convention ;\; IN September the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter enjoyed a supper meeting at the home of Dorothea Porter. In October an interesting and entertaining demonstration of floral arrangements was the highlight of the meeting. The theme for most of the floral arrangement was around Christma and Thanksgiving. Our Founder's Day banquet wa held at the Hotel Lenox on Nov. 2. At the dinner plan were discuss d and new id a pr nted THE ANCHOR

for the coming National Convention. T he C h ristmas season was a busy one. Our pun,ch party was at the home of our presid en t, J ean Cowan. The breakfast on December 26 was one of the events of the holidays. M uriel Longbein was the January hoste s and in F ebruary a Valentine dinner was held for the benefit of our convention fund . We are looking forward to a busy season and especially to the national convention to he held in Buffalo this August.- TERRY SciNTA.

Denver Small But Mighty ;\; WE sent ten dollars to the Nu Chapter for their fund for Jane Briscoe and hoped our little contribution would help her folks. The past few years we have contributed over 50 garments for the eedlework Guild and we will participate in this project again this spring. These garments are distributed to many agencies in D enver through the welfare department of the city. W e also take our turn in furnishing the refreshments for the "Come and G et It" Hour at the local USO . Our girls will make the sandwiches and spend a Sunday evening there on M a rch the 23rd. We are a small group having from ten to fifteen at a m eeting, so we feel that we cannot accomplish a mu ch as some of th e larger groups do but we do enjoy doing our best. Th e m eeting in M arch wi ll be a regular business meeting and we plan to drive to Greeley in April to meet with the alum s there. - EDNA PARSONS.

Detroit l's Been Traveling ;\; IN September we m et a t the lovely St. C lair Shores hom e of M arguerite Milby, our representative to D etroit Panh ellenic, of which she is President this yea r. Mrs. Milby was honored at the annua l Panh ellenic President's Tea' in October. This was held in the home of Mrs. G erald F . Fitzgerald with ou r chap ter president and several national chairmen in attendance. Detroit I's October meeting brought everyTHE ANCHOR

Miss Edith Mansell and Mrs. William Milby. Detroit alumnae, attend the annual Panhellenic President's Tea given in honor of Mrs. Milby. the new president of the Detroit Panhe llenic Ass ociation.

one way west to th e Livonia home of J ane Soltesz. About 25 packages of stationery and ' tamp were interestingl y wra pped fo r delivery to the Evangelica l H ome for Children a nd Ao路e d. November found a group of us on our way to Yp il a nti for the Central District M eeting, during whi ch we celebrated Founders' D ay a t the Huron Hotel. In D ecember we gathered at the Grosse Pointe Woods hom e of Mae K a iborski for a Whi te Elepha nt Sale. Everyone also brought new and used contribution to a layette for a needy H ungarian infant. The Janu a ry meeting was held at the home of ou r Presid ent, Mary J ea n Bristol ( the on ly D etroit location so far!), and our most recent event was the annua l V a lentine dinner dance. This year we joined with the actives of Th eta Chapter for a very lively affair at the Frolic Supper Club m


Melvindale. Doris Bell wa our very capable chairman. Vickie Gembis will be our hostess in March and April will find us busy with elections and yearly reports at our Annual Meeting. In May we will spon or our traditional Graduates' Luncheon . - JANE SoLTESZ.

Flint Welcomes Five ;t,. WE Flint Alums have been a bu y group this year. Happiest of events wa the welcoming in September of five new girls: Donna Richie Essy, Barbara Baker Van Dette, June Porter, Mr . Ro Podolan Church, and Carol Brown Wohlfiel. All are Betas and very welcome. Raising money? We, too. toy party and a rummage ale plu another rummage sale soon helped our treasury prepa re for the coming national convention. A Christmas party wa re-inaugurated this year and we had a wonderfu l time. _L ouise R eR oy's beautifully decora ted home really put us in the pirit. In J anu ary we had our annual cooperative dinner at the newly decorated home of Shirley Green. Gretchen Gaffney has become Worthy M a tron of Ea tern Star in Holly. We're amazed at all of her undertakings. Taking advantage of Flint's Mott Adult Education are the Gauthiers who a re taking French, and the Rosses who are takina b

Detroit I alums travel far and wide to meetings.


bridge. Eloise Howes and Fred are on a secret econd honeymoon. We (the Ru s Clark ) are till building our home. Hope it's finished by the next i ue.- JEA NE GLEA ON CLARK.

Greeley Guests of City Panhellenic ;t,. GREELEY AL u M began the ea on at the home of hirley Trimmer where plan_ were m ade for the remainder of the year. The November meeting wa the annual Founders' Day ob ervance, with the Denver Alum . M ember were invited to a Founders' Day meetina with the actives in Greeley in November. The Chri tma party wa very enjoyable a t the home of Mina Carl, a pa trone s and the mother of one of our alumnae. Her home wa bea utifully decorated for the occa ion. In Janua ry we met a t the home of Edna Hoydar for de. ert. From there several alums went to a ist the actives in one of their ru h partie . Th e following Monday other a lums helped a t the fin al rush party. F ebru ary' meeting was a vi it to the orority hou e where the actives enterta in ed us. At that time, because they will not be on campus for the Spring initia tion, four girls: Louise Roberts, Annita Christiansen, Dottie Waymire and orma Campbell, along with Mr . Carl M elander, one of the advisor . were initi ated into the alumnae group . Plan a re being m ade for the traditional luncheon for the active to be held again a t the lovely h ome of Mr . orval Hinds, a pa trone . he i o generous inviting u th ere for many of the luncheons. Greeley Alpha T a u alumnae were guest of City Panhellenic in January. W e are proud tha t we have an Alpha Tau, Edna Hoydar. as City Panhellenic pre ident and another of our group, ylvia Howard, a ecreta ry. Edna wa a member of a panel at the annual Midyear Conference at C .. C. " Providing for Individual Differ nee in Mu ic in a elf- ontained Cla room."- Jo ELGI




Harrisonburg Makes Spring Plans ;\:. THE Harrisonburg, Virginia, alumnae send greetings. We said farewell to Lois Suter in late August when she left to begin teaching business in H enrico County near Richmond, Virginia. True to form, Dot Rowe began teaching at Madison College this fall. Two new m embe rs were initiated at the beginning of our sorority year . They are Carolyn Huffman W etsel and Jan e W ebster. In November, we had a Tupperwa re Party which was largely attended by us and friends. In D ecember, gifts were brought and wrapped for children of th e local City W elfare D epartment. Plan are now being made for a da nce in the spring and for the may reception with the coll egiate chapter. Our per anal news in '58, includ es a future ASTer for ' 78, a baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Atlee C line (Jane H osaflock ) . We are still a small group, but we are working and looking for bigger things for our Harrisonburg Chapter in the future. JANE WEBSTER.

Huntington Plans to Honor Graduates ;\:. JAM ES R. HAWORTH, Huntington newspaperman, was guest speaker at the J a nuary luncheon meeting of the Huntington Alumnae Chapter of Alph a Sigma T au at the Hotel Frederick. Mr. H aworth, form er city editor of the Huntington Advertiser, spent four months in South Africa last year. H e gave a most interesting and entertaining account of hi s trip and described many of the interesting people he had met and places he had seen on his tour. Mrs. Qhloenette Amos, President of th e Chapter, presided at the meeting. Miss Inez D ent was in charge of th e attractive tabl e decorations. The alumnae Christmas pa rty was -held this year a t the home of Miss Dorothy Buzek with members of th e Alpha Beta THE ANCHOR

Chapter a guests. M embers of the committee in charge included Mrs. H elene C lark, Mrs. Freda Willis, Mis Eva Miller and Mrs. D aisy Gillette. In October the group met at the home of Mrs. Gay Hulbert with Miss Irene Perry serving as assistant hostess. Miss Yvonne Fo cato, immediate past president of th e alumnae chapter, was the speaker at a joint Alpha Beta-Hun tington Alumnae Founders' Day dinner in November at the Hotel Prichard. Yvonne told of a trip he took to Europe last summer. The February meeting was held at the home of Mr . ancy Turner with President Ch loenette Amos in charge of the program. Mrs. J enoi e Pratt was assistant hostess. The March 24 meeting will be held at the Hotel Frederick and will be a luncheon. Mi ss Yvonne Fosca to a nd Mrs. Fra nces Morris a re in charge of arrangements. On April 28 the group will meet with Mrs. Chloenette Amos at her home in K enova, W . Va. , for a business session at which new officers will be elected. H ostesses will be Mrs. Ruth Sutherland and Mrs. E lizabeth Brown. The year's activities will close M ay 18 with th e traditional baccalaureate luncheon a t the H otel Frederick honoring gradu ating member- of th e Alpha Beta Chapter at Marshall College. Mrs. Cl a ra H a rri on and Miss Cl ara C lo terman are in charae of arrangement . In addition to carrying out its regular program of activities for 1957-58, the alumnae group has enjoyed working with the collegiate chapter on several occasions and taking part in some of their activities. In the fall the alumnae as isted with the Alpha Beta fir t rush party by taking ca re of "kitchen chores" whi le the collegiates entertained their guests. In late J anuary orne of th e alums enjoyed getting together with Mrs. Be tty Snidow, district president, upon her visit to the Alph a Beta Chapter and early in F ebruary they enjoyed a ttending an open house given by the collegiates for their new adviser, Mrs. C. Allen Hogle, wife of a member of the Marshali College faculty. --DoROTHY BuzEK. 55

Los Angeles ' Pot Luck Luncheon ;\; SEPTEMBER found us meeting in a downtown tea room and during our luncheon a fashion show was held. We had fourteen members and all chatted about our summer vacations. Founders' Day was our theme for November, with yellow roses and renewing our faith in our Sorority. We met at Los Angeles Athletic C lub, since that i where we m et when we were installed. We met at Ruth Tokheim' home in Whittier in December, having a pot luck luncheon. We had Christmas party and bid our two gals from Buffalo Alum chapter a "happy landing" on their trip to Buffalo for the holidays . Again meeting downtown, finding that several members or th eir children were ill, we had ten members present in J anuary. New chapter on a campus occupied our discussions. We discus ed means of acquiring a chapter and Cecil Barrett was appointed to m eet with severa l prospective groups.

Muncie Enterta ins Exchange Student ;\; THE executive board of the Muncie Alumna e Chapter has selected " Graciousness in Living" as a theme for meetings this year. An organization meeting was held at the home of H elen Smith, president, in September, and in October we met homecoming alumna e and collegiate girls at the sorority suite in bea utiful new Wood Hall. H elen Cross, Ethel Himelick, and Carol Jones represented us at the District Meeting in Ypsilan ti last November. Their enthusiasm is tempting all of us to manage, somehow, to be in Buffalo for National Convention next August. Our Founders' Day Banquet was highlighted by an interesting presentation of "A Year in England" given by Rachel Scott and her h usband, who last year was an exchange teacher in that country.


Our Christmas party in the holiday decorated sorority suite was well attended and most enjoyable. Our gue t, an exchange student from Iran, wa of course unable to talk about " Christmas"- 90 % of Iranians are of the Mo !em faith- and she spoke instead of spring fe tivals which probably correspond more clo ely to our Easter and M ay Day celebrations. That she was able to peak to us at all eemed remarkable when we learned that she had begun to use Engli h only three month previously. In J anuary we met with our beloved patrones , Mrs. W . E. W agoner, and for the second year, made Valen tine hats and favors to be u ed a t the V alentine party given at the school for retarded children of our community. The new men's dormitory which wa occupied for the first time thi fall is named in honor of Mrs. Wagoner' husband who served a Secretary-R egistrar for Ball Sta te T eachers College. Our F ebruary meeting wa held at Loker' where we marveled at the wonders of electronic cooking, and were privileged to partake of the food prepared a we watched . Our own toves look terribly old-fashioned to us now. Spring will find us preparing for our annual meeting, and for our traditional brunch and initiation for the graduating seniors of Alpha Alpha Chapter.-E vELYN M . LuEcKIN G.

Ph i !ade lph ia Ente rtains Co ll eg iate s ;\; ONE of the highlight of the D ecember 14 m eeting at Maria Furia's hom e was the showing of movie . Ba ed on this past summer's vacation, the movie showed Ethel Weimar, Claire J enkins, pre ident Emily R eedy and her si ter on their jaunt from Boston to Nova cotia into Cape Brenton and through Prince Edward I sland. Hostesse of the evening were Emily R eedy and Marianne Donlin. . " Correc ting fal se impres ion many AmerIcans have about India" wa the topic of Dr. Caru R ao's talk to the alumn durina the January m eeting. Dr. R ao' di u ion THE


was a most interesting one and helped us get a truer picture of what present-day India is like. Dr. Rao and her hu band currently are doing graduate work at Philadelphia-area universities. Peg R eedy and Betty Allison were hostesses for thi meeting. A luncheon and theatre party was the keynote of the F ebruary get-together as thirteen alums entertained p collegiates of the Temple University chapter. After lunch , each girl took her turn giving a biographical sketch about the person on her right. When everyone felt like old friends, we went to see a play, "Who Was That Lady I Saw You With Last Night?" Lois O 'D ell, Mildred Day, Elinore DeCou, and Betty Maisch were hostesses for this gala affa ir. But when we started home, we stepped out into one of the worst blizzards in a decade. However every girl reached home safely even though it took a long, long time. Two of our members ~ave been inducted into Phi D elta K appa, a national fraternity for graduate women- Charlotta King and Ethel Weimar. Co ngratulations! - ALMA E. H ELBIG.

Richmo nd-Petersbu rg H as th e Parti e s -.\:. OuR theme for this year could have been " Party, party, who's having the party?" It seems we are always having a party or else planning one. In August we were co-hostes es with four other sororities at the annual City Panhellenic Rush T ea for college freshmen. We were in charge of decorations and collegiate material. We collected pens, magazine , banners, mugs, streamers, and stuffed animals for weeks and then dreamed up ways to use them most effectively. We were proud of our part in a very successful venture. In September we had a newcomer's party at which time we initia ted two new members, Shirley Counts and Marge Massie. At the next meeting an art teacher came and taught us how to make copper jewelry. We had a wonderful time asking advice about colors and shapes and techniques. The THE ANCHOR

jewelery we made plus flowers we had collected and dried were the items we sold at the Panhellenic Bazaar in November. We were happy to have Ann Baker visit us in D ecember. Ann now lives in Williamsburg where her husband is a law student. F ebruary brought th e Bridge-Fashion Show of the Panhellenic Council at the Officers' Club to raise money for the scholarsh ip fund. Our Ann Cook was one of the models. March plans include a rummage sale as a money making project for our local social service. After much research, hunting and choosing, we finally decided to adopt a sweet, alert and interesting little old lady at the City Home. We visit her regularly a.nd bring her gifts on occasions. We are eagerly looking forward to our annual spring outing a t which time our husbands and dates will join us in what alway proves to be the gayest event of our year. This year we again presented a scholarship award on Founders' Day to the girl in each of our three state collegiate chapters with the highest average. Every year we present to one of these chapters a gift for the house, as our local coll egiate project- MAY KA SEY.

Roanoke G ives Robe s ;'\;. IN August we were active in the second annual City Panhellenic tea. Guests were recent high school graduates of this vicinity. Our Marlene Lucas Willis is president of the local group. Three of our girls were on the refreshment committee-Martha Crute, Zeta Tau ; Anna Margaret Young, Psi ; and Margaret Martin, Omicron. Th e District Convention was held at Concord College, Athens, W. V a., in October. Betty Snidow was presiding officer as District president. (Incidentally, Betty and Dick have opened a ceramic studio, and are operating it with much enthusiasm ). Patty Parker was our delegate to the meeting. In October we met with Margaret Martin for our initiation of new alums: Nancy Lea Harris, Zeta Tau ; Martha Ann Goodwin and Suzanne Garst, Psi. We also had initiation of new officers: Martha Crute, president ; Polly Mahood Swope, vice president; Anna


Mar~ret Young, secretary; Margaret Mar-

tin, treasurer ; Patty Parker, chaplain; Libby Belchee Pendleton, editor; Nina Cooper, historian ; and Sue Wells, Panhellenic representative. We celebrated the traditional Founders' Day in November with a luncheon at Archie's Lobster Hou e. In December we enjoyed our bridge party which we look forward to each Christmas with Betty Snidow. Our money raising project this year was selling Christmas cards. We were well pleased with this new venture, and plan to do it again next year. We voted at this m eeting to give a Christma gift to one of the collegiate chapters represented in our a lumna e group. With thi plan we would rotate a chapter each year: W e ent four initiation robes to Omicron thi year.Lmsv BELCHEE PENDLETON.

Shepherdstown's Gift to Ch i ;\; THE Shepherdstown Alumnae Chapter ha had a good year so far with very good attendance which, of course, makes the meetings more intere ting. We started off with an old fashioned picnic and weiner roast in Martinsburg, Va. , after which plans were laid for the coming year. In October we met at the hom e of Mrs. James Boyd where we had a most enjoyable Hallowe'en party. Mrs. H eyward Simpson won the grand prize. Founder's Day was observed with a turkey dinner in Martinsburg with fifteen alums, eleven collegiate members of Chi Chapter, their adviser, Dr. Sarah Cree, and four patronesses present. The table were beautifu ll y decorated by Mrs. Simpson and Mrs. Howard Carper. The candl elighting service was very impressive. Our Christmas party was h eld at the home of Mrs. Sherman Beard, Jr. , of Nollville. Our February plans include a card party for Chi Chapter at which time we shall present them with a floor lamp and hassock for their sorority room. March wi ll bring a musical recital and in Apri l we wi ll meet with Pauline Hill of


Shepherd town for our annual business meeting and election of officers. We extend an invitation to those of you who are mi ing the good times of our meeting to come and join u . We meet on the third Tue day of each month.-GENEVIEVE PITZER.

St. Louis Holds Shower for B.R.O. Home Girls ;\; THE past year ha been a bu y one, indeed! 1957 aw the St. Louis Alum a ttending m ee ting , dinner ru h parties, a nd of cour e, erving a ho te s for th Northwe tern District Meeting. A lovely Chri tmas Brunch provided a fitting farewell to the old year. On D ecember 30 th e alums and the active from Pi Chapter o-athered at the Student Union Building of Harris T eachers College for a Christmas " Get-Together." The delicious food and festivities were enjoyed by all. Following the precedent et last year, each alum brought a gift to be ent to Pin Mountain School instead of having a gift grab bag for themselve . Again in M arch, the alums and actives were together. The occasion was the annual progressive dinner given by the alums. Opal auman, Maxine Graftage, and Alberta K euper provided the festive boards and we re certainly mo t gracious ho te es. The calendar of events for the futur shows a program meeting with the actives in April , a Mother-Daughter Tea and the Annual M eeting in May, and a party for the graduates in June. All of these events are eagerl y awaited. M eetings and social affairs were not the only highlights of the season. Philanthropi.c service also played an important role. In addition to the gifts for Pine Mountain, a shower wa given for the girls at the B.R.O. (Brotherhood of Religious Organization ) Home. Each alum brought article which teen-age girl would enjoy. The e were then packed in a box and sent to the home . mo t enthu iastic response wa received. The Edith E . Glatfelter Award a holar-



ship in Biological Science for a Junior at Harris Teachers College, was awarded again this year. This scholarship was e tablished on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Pi Chapter in honor of Edith E. Glatfelter, the founder of Pi Chapter. Th e scholarship fund is maintained by the St. Louis Alumnae Chapter. At present, the idea of sending a child to a summer camp is being entertained . However, definite plans will be made later. -CAROL E. WILLMAN .

Wash ington Ga ins Fo ur ;\:.. THE Washington Alumnae held its first meeting after the summer vacation September 12, with an attendance of twentythree girls. We were delighted to initiate the following into our group: Mrs. Betty (Richard ) Chew, Psi ; Mi s Blanche May , Psi ; Mrs. Mita Ritch, Zeta Tau ; and to transfer Mrs. W . J. Lippert, Alpha. Eight from our group attended the Northern Virginia Panhellenic Bridge Pa rty on November 2. It was held on two consecutive Saturdays to avoid overcrowding. Esther Lippert won two steaks as a prize. Charlotte Douglas and Kathleen K elchner drove to Concord College in Athens, West Virginia, on Octdber 19 to repre ene us at the Southern District M eeting. From their report it was an in piring and successful week-end. Our Founder's D ay Banquet wa held at the New Arlington Club House with twenty girls present. On December 7, the Alums a nd their husbands journeyed to the home of Charlotte and Ben Douglas for our Christmas party. It was an enjoyable evening of dancing a nd fun, followed by a "fix it yourself

Here 's ha rmony in Washington when the a lums all g e t tog ether.

The story is interesting in the back row ! Washington alums in the fr ont row a re Meda Ray Sew e ll, Mary Lo uise Doyle. Charlotte Dougla s; thos e in back a re Betty Chow. Re becca Dixon . Beverly Barden, Juanita Ritch. Jo Solomon. Helen Johnson. a n d Carol Kazmierczak.


Smiling for the b irdie in Washington a re (first row) Hildred Kinzer. Dorothy Gates, Mary Louise Doyle, Kathle en Kelchner: (secon d row) Doris Vinyard. Lucie Baldi. Ann Dey, Barbara Grubbs. Meda Ray S ewell; (third row) Jean Henderson. Gloria Shaver. Jean Seleno, Mary Early. Betty Chew, Rebecca Dixon, Beverly Bar'd en. Juanita Ritch. Jo Solomon. Helen Johnson. and Carol Kazmierczak.



snack," with many good wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Good New Year. We missed Ann Maxie Griffin and Les at the party, but they were very bu y with a new son, Gregory, born November 20, 1957. Ou r next big enterprise will be our card party in April. This is our one big money making event of th e yea r, and with the full su pport of our group, we expect to make it an enjoyab le and profitable party.- D. J . GATES.

Wichita Plans Benefit Bridge ;\". WE are pleased with our increase in attendance at our meetings during the past few months. L ynn E nsz has been doing a fine job as president and her sister is busy presiding over the collegiate chapter at Emporia. We have been enjoying program on the use of cosmetics and the art of cooking at ou r meetings. O u r Christmas party was an enjoyable one with an eventful white elephan t gift exchange. T he annual Panhellenic Fa hion Show and Tea was quite an interesting affair for us and an especially busy one for our Panhell en ic representative, R osemary Coad. O u r group has been mak ing plans for a benefit bridge and a rummage sale to help the trea urer, H elen W hi te, balance her books. All in a ll, we\路e been busy and are having just lots of fun , too.-1VfR . BILL PLOEST.

Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor's International Night ;\". THE activities of the Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor Alum nae Chapter began late last spring with the initia l p lanning of th e Central District Meeting. Many special committee m eetings were held. Mrs. W. J. Maxey, president, wa a most able chairman and was assisted by Mrs. J. B. Carpenter and Mrs. Gerry Parker. Unwinding a bit after the convention, the grou p gathered at the home of Mrs. George Menzie of Dearborn for an International N igh t. Each member arrived


dressed in the co tume of a foreiun nation and after a brief meeting, the adjourned for refreshments consi ting of cookies, characteri tic of foreign countrie . Mrs. Lawrence Bucholz entertained us with slide taken by her and her husband while touring Europe. In December the group entertained Alpha C hapter of Eastern Michigan College at a Christma pa rty at the home of Mrs. J erry Carpenter of Ypsilanti. The a lum enjoyed a program mee ting in J anu ary at the home of Mr. Peggy M egivero n of orthville. A recording of Edna St. Vincent Millay's, Mu-rd er of L id ice, narrated by Basil Rathbone wa played following a brief busine mee ting. L ater in the month the home of Mr . John Howe of Yp ilanti wa the cene of the initiation of seven new members into the Alpha Chapter. Th e ceremony was followed by a buffet dinner furnished by the a lumn ae group . Mrs. Mi chie Sole, an art teacher in Bellev ille, Michiga n, then guided a very unartistic alumnae group through the procedure of making attractive tray favor for a local hospita l. The February meeting will be a ce ramic demon tration condu cted by a loca l firm. Mr . Robert Court of Ypsilanti, recently appointed Alpha delega te, will be the ho tess. In add ition to a busines meeting in M arch, the alum are planning a trip to D etroit to have dinner a nd attend the theater. All in a ll, we've had a thoroughly busy and enjoyable year, and are anxiou ly anticipating more fun to come.

The Fa II Anchor will feature COLLEGIATE HONORS and ALUMNAE CAREERS. Send in pictures of 1958 Who 's Who members in groups, queens, sweethearts, honorary members, Dean's List in groups, and any other campus honors by June Ist!


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and other importa nt safety fea tures. Lambs and lumber are th e concerns of the farm. Early in the spring, well over one hundred baby lambs were born, making a very diverting addition to the landscape with their frisky charm. Late in the summ er they wi ll be ready for market. The men have been working constantly to harvest our ripe timber from the steep sid e of Pine Mountain. This rigorous job has provided lumber for our own use and a considerable amount for sale to local mills. This is our progre s report to you so that THE ANCHOR

you ma y share with us our satisfaction at what has been accompli bed, and our concern over what remains to be done. It is our way of saying a hearty "T ha nk you!" for your help, not only this year, but in the past. It is also a reminder, in case you have not sent your gi ft in the past yea r, tha t now and always we are dependent on you for our existence. If you have overlooked your Pine Mounta in gift this year, won't you send it along before our books close June 30 ? It will be greatly needed and deeply a ppreciated.- BURTON RoGERS , D irector.


Procedure for Chapter Affiliation I. Requirements for M embership: A. To be eligible to affiliate with Alpha Sigma Tau as a collegiate chapter, a local club or sorority must have at least fifteen members, unle an exception is made by th e national president. B. A collegiate chapter may be formed by women tudent in colleges and universities accredited by the A socia tion of America n Universities or the recognized regional associatiOn . (e.g. Middle States A soc. of Colleges ) C . Pledge and new members must have at least a "C " average to be eligible for initiation. D. When any member fails for one term to maintain a "C"' average, he will lose her good standing. Any girl who does not redeem h er good standing within one school semester or term, following the seme3ter or term in which the poor standing was incurred, shall automatically forfeit membership in the orority. E. Alpha Sigma Tau dpes not permit dual membership.

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195 7-58 Alpha (1'899}-Eastern Michigan College, Ypsilanti, Mich. President- Kathy Serant, 443 Goddard Hall, E.M.C., Ypsilanti, Mich. Adviser-Mrs. R. B. Bates, 20 S. Normal, Ypsilanti, Mich. ; Mrs. Wilbur Williams, 1210 Shores Ave., Ypsilanti. Alumnae R epresentative- Mrs. H . E. Staehle, 481 Torrence Rd., Columbus, Ohio ; Mrs. Robt. Court, 716 Dwight, Ypsilanti . Beta ( 1905-1917; 1940}-Central Michigan College of Education, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. President-Arlee Ann Rosenberg, 906 Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Adviser-Miss Charlotte D enman, 3562 S. Franklin, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Alumnae Representative-Mrs. L. J. Gaffney, 873 Milford Rd., Holly, Mich. Gamma (1900-1913 }-Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee, Wis. Alumnae Representative-Mrs. Grant Hinkamp, 659 Lark Street, Marion, Ohio Delta (1916)-State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa. President- M arie Brodak, 1288 Church St., Indiana, Pa. Adviser-Miss Mary Washington, 644 Wayne Ave., Indiana, Pa. Alumnae R epresentatives- Connie F eduska, 1627 Merchant St., Cambridge, Pa. ; Patricia Ellsworth, 1107 Club Dr., Johnstow n, P a. Epsilon ( 1919-1923; reorganized as Lambda, 1926}-Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Alumnae R epresentative-See Lambda Chapter. Zeta (1921-1948; 1949)-Lock Haven State Teachers College, Lock Haven, Pa. President-J ean Wa gner, 390 Birch St., L ock Haven, Pa. Adviser- Mrs. I. 0 . Flemi ng, 108 Riverside T er., Lock Haven, Pa. Alumnae R epresen tative-Mrs. C. Kyle Bressler, Island Rte .. Lock Haven, Pa. Eta (1927-1939)-Kent State University, Kent, Ohio Alumnae Representative-Mrs. Bernard McBee, 1183 Avon St., Akron, 0. Theta (1923)-Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich. President- Penelope Ann Orr, 5050 Cass, D etroit 2, Mich. Adviser- Mrs. Betty Chmaj, Wayne State University, D et roit, Mich. Alumnae Representative-Mrs. H . T. Meister, 23236 Raven, E. D etroit, Mich. ; Mrs. J. J . Soltesz, 9126 Frederick Dr., Livonia, Mich.



(1923)-Kansas State Teachers College. Emporia, Kan. Presid ent- Susan Schmidt, 1006 Constitution, Emporia, Kans. Adviser-Mrs. H. 0. Wood, 1736 E. Wilmer, Emporia, K ans.; Mrs. Alice Gist, 1411 Washington, Emporia, Kans. Alumnae Representatives-Mrs. Thos. E. Curry, 1007 Walton, Pra tt, K an.; Mrs. Mark Rose, 62 1 West 6th, Emporia. Kan. Kappa ( 1924-1929 )-Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Alumnae R epresentative-Mrs. R . M. Reinert, 136 Mavern Ave., Hamilton, Ohio Lambda (1926)-Temple University, Philadelphia Preside nt- D ea nn a Tropea, Box 94, Temple U., Philadelphia 22 , Pa. Adviser- Miss Marie Grall, Gree nwood T errace Apts., J enkintown, Pa. Alumnae R epresentative-Mabel Schreiber, 511 Chestnut. Lebanon, Pa .; Marie Furia, 1407 Ellswo rth St., Philadelphia, Pa. Nu ( 1928-1940; 1948)-Colorado State College of Education, Greeley, Colo. President- R ita Allard, 1715 lOth Ave., Greeley, Colo. Advisers-Mrs. Julius Korman, 1918-14th St. ; Mrs. Carl Melander, 1807 Fairacre Dr., Greeley, Colo. Alumnae R epresentatives-Mrs. Clarence A,n derson, Rte. 2, Box 16, Eaton, Colo.; Miss Ju anita Emerick, 3033 W. Highland Park Pl., D enver. Xi (1929-1933}-Western State Teachers College, Gunnison, Colo. Alumnae R epresentative-Miss Grace Quinby, Box 1026, Alice, Texas. Omicron ( 1930 ) -Concord College, Athens, W. Va. President- Elizabeth Ann Hight, Box 296, Athens, W. Va. Advisers-Miss Mae Hunter, Athens, W. Va.; Miss Mildred Dransfield, Concord College, Athens, W . Va. Alumnae R ep rese ntative-Miss Hila Arrington, 133 1 Mercer St., Princeton, W . Va. ; Mrs. Meade Me eill, Box 171 , Athens, W . Va. Pi (1930)-Harris Teachers College, St. Louis. Presidentancy Cook, I 320 Willingham, F erguson 21, Mo. Advisers-Miss Julia Kohl, 5816 Jamieson, St. Louis 9, Mo. ; Miss Juli a K. Murray, 3506 Hawthorne, St. Louis, Mo. Alumnae Representatives-Mrs. Eugene Bruns, 7022 Ethel, St. Louis 17, Mo.; Mrs. Wm. Vit, 3914 McDonald, St. Louis 16, Mo.



llho ( 1932-1948; 1949)-Southeastern State College, Durant, Okla. President-June Akard, Sta. A., SSG, Durant, Okla. Advisers-Miss Marv Slawson. State Coli.路 Miss Mildred Riling, 904 W. Elm; Dr. Linni~ Ruth Hall, 324 W. Plum, Durant, Okla. Alumnae Representatives-Mrs. William Swafford , Alturas, Calif.; Mrs. Eugene D erichsweiler, 1701 Waterloo, D enison, Tex. ; Mrs. Douglas Galliano, 670 V et Village, Durant, Okla. Sigma ( 1925 )-State University College for Teachers, Buffalo, N. Y. Adviser-Mrs. Lillian McKenneth, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo 22, N. Y. Alumnae R epresentative-M rs. Harold . Peterson, 230 Knowlton Ave., Kenmore, N. Y. Zeta Tau ( 1935 )-Longwood College, Farmville, Va. President- Betta Mosteller, Box 60, Longwood College, Farmville, Va. Adviser-Miss Virginia Bedford, Second Ave. , Farmvi lle, Va. Alumnae Representative-Mrs. Boice Ware, Keyesville, Va. Upsilon ( 1935 )-Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, Ark. President-Sue Hudson, A.S.T.C., Conway, Ark. Advisers-Miss Dorothy Allen, 240 Donaghey, Conway, Ark.; Mrs. Sue Phelps, 1818 Simms, Conway, Ark. Alumnae R epresentatives-Miss Jane D avis, and Miss Ferne Bryant, 1931 Chambers Rd. , St. Louis 2 1, Mo. Phi

( 1940) -Southeastern Louisiana College, Hammond, La. President- Joann Brauner, College Sta. , Hammond, La. Hammond, La. Advisers-Miss Margaret Lowe, College Sta., Hammond, La. ; Mrs. 0 . Moore, Coli. Sta., Hammond, La. Alumnae R epresenta tive - Marilyn Clark, Rte. 3, Box 3, Hammond, La.

Omega ( 1945-1954) -Minot State Teachers Colloge, Minot, N. D. Alpha Alpha ( 1945)-Ball State Teachers College, Muncie, Ind. President- Mary Ann Clark, W(Jodworth Hall, B.S.T.C., Muncie, Ind. Adviser-Nell Young, 100 S. Talley, Muncie, Ind. Alumnae Representative-Mrs. R . B. Cross, 207 Winthrop Rd., Muncie, Ind. Alpha Beta ( 1946) -Marshall College, Huntington, W. Va. President- J ewell Roark , 151 7 Sixth Ave., Huntington, W. Va. Adviser-Mrs. Alan Hogle, Dona ld Ct., Huntington, W . Va. Alumnae R epresentatives-Miss Clara Closterman, 1025 9th Ave., Huntington, W . Va.; Mrs. Spencer A. Gillette, 396 Forest Rd. , Huntington, W . Va. Advisory Bd.- Miss Doroth v Buzek, 5 720 Pea Ridge Rd ., Huntington , W . Va. Alpha Gamma {1946)-Henderson State Teachers College, Arkadelphia, Ark. President- Lyla Brown, Box 523, H .S.T.C., Arkadelphia, Ark. Advisers-Miss Amy Jean Greene, H .S.T.C., Arkadelphia, Ark.; Miss Mae Whipple, Box 644, H .S.T.C . Alumn a'! R epresentative- To Ann Browning, 4400 W. Markham , Apt. 16, Little Rock, Ark. Alpha Delta ( 1948)-Southwestem Missouri State College, Springfield, Mo. President-Carol Wel ch, 723 McCann, Springfield, Mo. Advisers- Mrs. Homer Petefish, 716 W . Whiteside, Springfield Mo. ; Miss Doris Cloud, S. W . Mo. State College, Springfield, Mo. Alumnae R epresentative-Mrs. Don Sebring, 1234 E. Minota, Springfield, Mo.

Chi ( 1940-1948; 1950) -Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W. Va. President- Ba rbara Harris, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W . Va. Adviser-Dr. Sara Helen Cree, Shepherdstown, W. Va. Alumnae Representative-Mrs. Roscoe Payne, 710 S. Church St., Charles Town, W . Va.

Alpha Epsilon {1948)-Western Illinois State College, Macomb, Ill. President-Ca rolyn Worley, 308 W. Adams, Macomb, Ill. Adviser- Miss H elen Buckl ey, 505 E. Jackson , Macomb, Ill. _ Alumnae Representatives-Mrs. Floyd Pruitt, Box 359. Tiskilwa. Ill. ; Mrs. Joe Koomar, 311 S. Prairie, Bradley, III .

Psi (1944)-Madison College, Harrisonburg, Va. President- Marjorie Yarger, Box 323 , Madison College, Harrisonburg, Va. Adviser~Miss H elen M . Frank, 967 S. Main St., Apt. 2, Harrisonburg, Va. Alumnae Representatives-Mrs. T . ]. King, Jr., 4736 Ave. W ., C .P., Birmingham 8, Ala.; Miss Dorothy Rowe, Madison College, Harrisonburg, Va.

Alpha Lambda {1953 ) -Radford College, Radford, Va. President- Louise Hoback, R adford College, Radford, V a. Adviser-Miss Blanche Daniel , 1405 Grave Ave., Radford, Va. Alumnae R epresentati,路e-Mrs. John Ruth erford, 613 Sixth St. , R adford, Va.



_A-lumnae *CHARTERED

Baltimore, Maryland Mrs. W. J. Deane, 4042 Edgewood Rd. ( 15 )

*Greeley, Colorado Mrs. C harles Howard, 1922 8th Ave. *Harrisonburg, Virginia Mrs. Betty Bowman, M aridon T err. Apts. Highland Park, Michigan Miss Edith Mansell, 161 Highland Joliet, Illinois M iss Wand a rnith, 1503 Boston Ave.

*Beckley, West Virginia Mrs. Harold Hedrick, 206 Railroad Ave.

*Huntington, West Virginia Mrs. Chas. E. Amos, 1750 Rte. 1, K enova

*Akron-Canton, Ohio Mrs. Fred Meredith, Box 604, Hudson Albuquerque, New Mexico Mrs. L. J. Paddison, 911 Parkland Circle

Kansas City, Missouri M rs. V ictor P. Wolf, 630 E . 74th T err. ( 10)

*Bluefield, West Virginia Miss Janet Calfee, Rte. 2. Box 357 *Buffalo, New York Mrs. Robert Cowan, 23 Wya ndotte Ave. , ( 7) *Charleston, West Virginia Miss Barbara D avison , 1518 Dixie


Chicago, Illinois Mrs. L. J. Cashma n, 2462 W. Estes . ve. ( 45 ) *Cleveland, Ohio Mrs. S. E. Strunk, 2 12+ Reyburn Rd . ( 12 ) Columbus, Ohio Mrs. H . E. Staehle, 481 Torrence Rd. ( 14 )

*Lansing, Michigan Mrs. H . A. Kane, 1221 Pershing Dr. Lock Haven, Pa. Mrs. Eve lyn Smith, 3 11 N. Fai rview *Los Angeles, California M rs. R . D . H ar tman, 2520 25th M onica

t., Santa

*Macomb-Carthage, Illinois M rs. Beverl y Sco tt, Wa taga Memphis, Tennessee Mrs. R . J . Coltharp, 3450 Spottswood Miami, Florida

Dallas, Texas Mrs. W. D . White, 4224 Hawthorne Ave.

*Minot, North Dakota Mrs . Lillia n Eidsness, 815 4th Ave. S.E .

Dayton, Ohio

Morris-Ottawa, Illinois Mrs . Pa t Voight, R . R ., R ansom, Ill.

*Denver, Colorado Mrs. I. J. Gefroh , 4 15 Cody D r., Lakewood

Mt. Clemens, Michigan Mrs. M arybelle Baker, 665 Huntington Dr.

*Detroit I, Michigan Mrs. M ary J ean Bristol, 61 42 Bishop Rd . ( 24 )

*Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Miss Tod Fuga te, R .F .D .

Durant, Oklahoma

*Muncie, Indiana M rs. R obert E. Smi th, 1504 Royale D r.

Elkhart, Indiana

New York, N. Y. Mrs. Te:rance O'Reilly, Box 54, Kingshighway, Spark1ll, . Y.

*Emporia, Kansas Miss Barbara M cJilton . 1000 S. Pi ne. Newton *Flint, Michigan Mrs. Chas. ewm a n, 532 3 Miller Rd ., Swa rtz Creek, Mich. Fort Worth, Texas


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Norfolk, Virginia M rs. Rich ard L. Lowe, 1030 J arne town


Oak Hill, W. Va. Nancy Jo Canterbury, 224 Oak Hill Ave. Peoria, Illinois Mrs. Wm. Swa lstedt, 129 Edna



*Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Miss Emily R eedy, 7 Elm Ave. , Cheltenham Pine Bluff, Arkansas Port Huron, Michigan Mrs. D. N. Bantien, 1626 Pennsylvania, M arysville, Mich. *Princeton-'Athens, West Virginia Miss Anna Lee Mason, 101 N. 2nd, Princeton Pueblo, Colorado Mrs. Roy Smith, 801 Minnequa *Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia Mrs. J L . H all, 3511 H azelhurst Ave., Richmond *Roanoke, Virginia Miss Martha D . Cruts, Blair Apts., Salem San Diego, Calif. Mrs. L ester Julian, 4996 Porter Hill Rd., La M esa Seattle, Washington Mrs. Stewart Hockom, 1253 S. 156th (88 ) *Shepherdstown, West Virginia Mrs. J eann e Carper, 439 Gray St., Winchester

Central District: Mich., Ill., Ind., Ohio, Wis. President- Mrs. L. J . Maher, 2 102 H amilton Pl., Peoria, Ill. Eastern District: N. Y., Penn., N. J., Me., N. H., Vt., Mass., Conn., and R. I. President- Mrs. Joseph Steen, 147 N. Union Rd., Williamsville, N . Y. Northwestern District: Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and all other states north of these and west of the Mississippi River.

Send to :

*Springfield, Missouri â&#x20AC;˘ Mrs. M argaret M erri man , 625 S. Kentwood *St. Louis, Missouri Mrs. J ames Alexander, 63¡28 Potomac (9) St. Petersburg, Florida Miss Ellen H . Smith, 2327 Second Ave., North, St. Petersburg War, West Virginia Mrs. M ary J ane Howard, Box 27 *Washington, District of Columbia M rs. M erle Ga tes, 133 S. Glebe R d. , Arlingto n, Va. Welch, West Virginia Mrs. Lena Caporossi, Box 607 *Wichita, Kansas M rs. J D . Ensz, 420 S.E. 1Oth, Newton *Williamsport, Pennsylvania Mrs. Ri cha rd C rossley, 760 Pine St., Montoursville, Pa. Youngstown, Ohio Mrs. K eith M cGowen, 2368 M idloth-ian *Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor, Michigan Mrs. Willard Maxey, 2926 Shady Lane, Ann Arbor

President- M rs. J Waldo H inshaw, 27 H ardith Hill Ct., St. Louis, Mo. Southern District: Va., W. Va., Ky., Md., Dela., Tenn., N. C., Miss., Ala., Ga., Fla., and S. C. President-Mrs. Richard F. Snidow, 2306 Lincoln Ave., Roanoke, Va. Southwestern District: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. President- Mrs. J ohn Simpso n, 6535 D evonshire, St. Louis 9, Mo.

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5641 S. K ingshighway, S t. L ouis 9, Mo .

5641 S. K ingshighway, St. Louis 9, M o.

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'JI/aliona/ Lounci/ President-Mrs . Earl F. Peterson (Iota), Route 1, Crawfordsville, Ind. Vice Presidents-Mrs. Joseph Steen ( Sigma), 147 N. Union Rd., Williamsville, N. Y.; Mrs. L. ]. Maher ( Pi ). 2102 H amilton Pl., Peori a, Ill. ; Mrs. ]. Waldo Hinshaw ( Iota). 27 Hardith Hill Ct., St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. R. F. Snidow (Omicron ), 2306 Lincoln, R oanoke, Va.; Mrs. j ohn Simpson ( Pi ), 6535 D evons hire, St. Louis 9, Mo. Nat.i.onal Expansion D irector-Mrs. Parry Schippers ( Pi ) , 5300 Sutherl and, St. Louis 9, Mo. NPC Representative and Se cretary- Mrs . Haswell E. Staehle (Alpha ) , 481 T orrence R oad, Columbus 14, 0 . TreasuTer-Miss Margaret Macdonald (Sigma), 673 Richmond Ave., Buffalo 22, N. Y. Editor-Mrs. Francis Graftage (Pi). 10310 Capitol Dr., St. Louis 21, M o. Chaplain-Mrs. Justin G. Doyle, 406 Pa trick H enry Dr., Fall s Church, Va. Executive Se cret ar y-Mrs. S. Carl Robinson ( Pi ), 146 S. M aple Ave .. Webster Groves 19. Mo.

Lenlraf 0/fice 5641a S. Kingshighway St. Louis 9, Mo. Central Offic e Assistant- Mrs. E. E. M a rshall, 59 35 Bish ops PI. , St. Louis 9. M o.

Y/aliona/ Lommitlee Lhairmen Alu mnae-Mi ss Eli za beth Wilson ( Pi ) . 124 Elm Ave., Glend a le 22, Mo. Convention-Mi ss Muriel L a ngbein ( Sigma) , 542 Goodyear Ave., Buffalo, . Y. Courtesy--Miss Genrvieve R epeta ( Theta), 291 9 Richton, Detroit 6, Mich. Endo wme nt- Miss Jun e M cCarthy ( Pi ), Central Office

Examinations-Miss Emily R eedy (Lambda), 7 Elm Ave., C heltenham, Pa. Hou sing-Mrs . E. C. Phipps ( Omicron ) , 2611 Harri on Ave., Parkersburg, W . V a. Life Membership-Miss June McCarthy (Pi), 4602W. West Florissant, St. Louis 15, Mo. Mem orial Loan Fund- Miss Kathleen Kelchner (Rho), 3665 38th St. N.W., Washington 16,D. C. Music-Mrs. D . E. ichols (Sigma ) , 147 Princeton, Eggertsville 26, N. Y. News Agency--Mrs. Meda Ray Sewell (Omicron), 6541 Williamsburg, Arlington 13, Va. Nominations-Miss K a thl een K elchner ( Rho ), 3665 38th St., . W ., Washington 16, D . C . Parliamentarian-Mrs. Harold Peterson (Sigma), 230 Knowlton Ave., Kenmore 17, N. Y. Pledge-Miss Rose Marie Schmidt (Theta). 5106 Harvard Rd., D etroit 24, Mich. Program-Dr. Ada J ane Harvey (Upsilon ), 703 Donaghey, Conway, Ark. Rush-Miss Ethel Himelick (Alpha Alpha), 324 N. Martin, Muncie, Ind. Scholarship Awards-Mrs. ].. E. Gaughan ( Psi ), 5363 M a nsfi eld, Wa rren, Mich. Social Service- Mrs. . Bruce Ewer ( u ), 1240 Grape, D enver 20, Colo. Standards-Mrs. Bernard M cBee ( Eta), 1183 Avon St., Akron, 0 . Historia n- Miss Viola King (Pi), 424 1 Schiller Pl., t. L ouis 16. M o. ·

Y/aliona/ Panhef/enic Lon/erence Chairman- Mrs. D arrell R. Nordwall (Alpha Chi Omega ) , 60 utton Pl. S., New York 22, . Y. Secretary- Mrs . J . D . Grigby, Grigsby Sta. (D elta D elta D elta) , L an dover, Md . Treasurer-Mrs. Wm. Nas h, 410 Fairfax (A lpha Xi D elta ) , Little R ock, Ark. College Panhellenics Committee-Mrs. Crecene A. Fariss (D elta Zeta), 2997 .W . Fairview Blvd. , Portla nd, Ore. City Panhellenics Committee-Mrs. H . E. Staehle (Alpha Sigma Tau ), 481 Torrence Rd., Columbus 14, 0.

SEND IN NAMES OF DECEASED MEMBERS (Those deceased since last national convention. August, 1955 ) Maiden

name .... . .. . . .

... . ....... Chapter ............. Date initiated ................. .

Married name ...... . .. . . ... .. ... . ......... . . . .... Date deceased .. . Data of special interest .. . Send to National Chaplain : MRS. JUSTIN DOYLE. 408 Patrick Henry Dr.• Falls Church. Va.



Come Join in the Fun! August 19-21, 1958

• See the Niagara region and • Have dinner in Canada . • Meet with the best of friends . • Find out what our 'mystery object' is. • Maybe you 'll be a "Convention Belle" this time . • Fly, if you like, to New York City in one and a half hours.


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