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Novambar 1. 1903. 



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THe 'Woman's College of Baltimore. 

(mrs. omar b. pancoast) 

1500 Madison Avenue, Bai«timore. 

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Ei^ucoTT City, Md.» 

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Baltimore : 

tbb cu8uino co., printers, 


Entered aa aecond-claaa mailer in Ihe BaUimore Postoffice. 







DELTA (UP^^tokY. 

Grand Council, 

President Blanche Garten, 1218 H St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Vice-President Grace R. Gibbs, Baptist University, Raleigh, N. C. 

Secretary. .Gratia Countryman, 611 Fourteenth Ave., S. •£., 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

Treasurer Genevieve Ledyard Derby, 182 North Avenue, 

Battle Creek, Mich. 

Fifth Member Joe Anna Ross Pancoast, (Mrs. Omar B, Pancoast) 

1500 Madison Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Corresponding Secretaries, 

Alpha — Mt. Union College, Alliance, O Jessie F. Werner, 

105 College Street, Alliance, O. 

Beta — Washington State University, Seattle Pearl McDonnell, 

% Mrs. Smith, 1216 University Ave., Seattle, Wash. 

Zeta — Albion College, Albion, Mich Vera S. Reynolds, 

617 E. Perry Street, Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Buchtel College, Akron, O Hazel I. Clark, 

252 Carroll Street, Akron, O. 

Theta — University of Indiana, Bloomington Stella I^ease, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — University of Nebraska, Lincoln Luella Lansing, 

1626 F Street, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — University of Minnesota, Minn May Longbreak, 

1900 Queen Ave., S. E-, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Esther Truedley, 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Rho — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y Louise E. Cooley , 

209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Northwestern Universitv, Evanston, 111 Mary Raymond, 

4(S8 Greenwood Boulevard, Evanston, 111. 

Tan — University of low^^ Xpwa City Laura Walker, 

. . ... .;. .,..:. ,'. . ^; : . .-. . . 120 E. Jefferson Street, Iowa City, Iowa. 

U^floii^Leliind'^tiaiforcl Uhiversity, Cal Alice W. Kimball, 

. '. ; 1 ; .•■...*.... .^, ., . - *> Delta Gamma Lodge, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — Univeirsityjol Coldf-ado, Boulder Velina Newman, 

. o ^ •.vi-* ' ■• • •••..% Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi— QorpcU X'lniyerfiijty, Ithaca, N. Y Jessie G. Sibley, 

\ )• •'• • • ,• /...*.•.". /.w 4 ; ^K^ College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — ^The Wofnan's College, Baltimore, Md Margaret Morriss, 

1904 Mt. Royal Terrace, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega — University of Wisconsin, Madison Helen Whitney, 

18 E. Gorham Street, Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae — Lincoln, Nebraska Marie Weesner, 

910 South Fourteenth Street. 

Chi Upsilon Alumnae — New York City Ruth Nelson, 

510 W. 148rd Street, New York, N. Y. 

Psi Omicron Alumnae Ass^n — Baltimore, Md Louise West, 

The Montreal, Baltimore, Md. 



Joe Anna Ross Pancoast 1500 Madison Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

(Mrs. Omar B. Pancoast.) 

Business Managers, 

Desiree Branch EHicott City, Md. 

Marguerite Lake 2210 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Associate Editors, 

Alpha — ^Mt. Union College, Alliance, O Clara B. Milhon, 

105 College Street, Alliance, O. 

Beta — Washington State University, Seattle Mary McDonnell, 

% Mrs. Smith, 1216 University Ave., Seattle, Wash. 

Zeta— Albion College, Albion, Mich Fanny M. Tuthill, 

1002 E. Porter Street, Albion, Mich. 

Bta — Buchtel College, Akron, O Lucretia Hemington, 

828 King Street, Akron, O. 

Theta — University of Indiana, Bloomington Emma Munger, 

808 E. Sixth Street, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — University of Nebraska, Lincoln Roma Louise Love, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Ruth Rasholt, 

1925 Pennsylvania Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Elizabeth Prall, 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Rho— Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y Louise Cooley, 

209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Northwestern University, Evanston, 111 Ella Trelease, 

Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. 

Tan — University of Iowa, Iowa City . Ruth Fleming, 

120 E. Jefferson Street, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon —Leland Stanford University, Cal Alice W. Kimball, 

Delta Gamma Lodge. 

Phi — ^Univeraity of Colorado, Boulder Ufinnie M. Dailey, 

University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Chi— Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y Sylvia E. Ball, 

Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — ^The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md Anna Ruger Hay, 

Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Omq^ — ^The University of Wisconsin, Madison Caroline Bull, 

151 W. Gilman Street, Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae — Lincoln, Neb Helen B. Welch, 

1486 S. Twentieth Street 

Chi Upsilon Alumnae— New York City Gertrude W. Phisterer, 

185 Hamilton Place, New York City. 

Psi Omicron Alumnae Ass'n, Baltimore, Md Mabel Reese, 

1485 Bolton Street, Baltimore. 

Omega Alpha Alumnae Ass'n — Omaha, Neb Edith J. Hoagland, 

1880 S. Thirty-second Street, Omaha. 




Delta Gamma Song - - - - - Lambda. 5 

The Installation of Beta Chapter ... Omega, 5 

The State University of Washington - - Beta. 6 

Minutes of the Second Inter — Sorority Society Conference 

Kappa Theta, 11 

Association Fan Hellenic at Nebraska ... Kappa. 16 

The Silver Bay Conference - - - - - Psi. \% 

Fraternity Journals ...... Alpha. 20 

Our Part -22 

What is Worth While? - - - - - Rho. 23 

The After Taste of Rushing .... K{^a. 24 

Fraternity Enthusiasm ..... pfy\ 25 

Friendship (poem) ...-.-. -27 

Editorials 28 

Chapter Grand - -29 

Chapter Correspondence .-.-. -30 

Personals ...-..-- -48 

Exchanges -....--- -49 

^be Bncbora 

Of 2)elta (gamma. 

Vol. XX. November 1, 1908. No. 1 

THE ANCHORA is tlU eJfUial organ ofth* Delta Gamwut Fraternity. It it issued en 

thejirst dmys e/NevenUter, January, April and July. 

SmhKription Price, One Dollar {%i.00) Per year, in advance. Single copies JJ cents. 
Advertisements are inserted for four times at the rate of fifty dollars i$y>.oti) per full 

Peige, or thirty dollars {$30.00) per half page for the inside or outside of cover : forty dollars 

i$4Oj00) per full inside page, or Jive dollars (fS-OO) for one-eighth of an inside page. These 

aehertising reUes are absolutely invariable. 

Subscriptions and advertisements should be sent to the Business Mtmager, Detiree 
Branch, Ellicott City, Md. 

Exchanges tmd material for publication, due at The Anchora office by the tenth of each 

utomih preceding daie tissue, should be sent to the Editor-in-Chi^, 

{Mrs. Omar B. Pancoast) 

isoo Madison Avenue 

Baltimore, Md. 
C. <y P. Phone, Madison iSai. 

Delta Gamma Son^. 

TUNE. — ^* Drink to tne only with thine eyes,'' 

When the last glow of rosy day has darkened into night. 
And o'er the world the silver moon has cast a softly light, 
There, out beneath the starry blue, shines constant and alone 
Our beacon tower of love and truth, 
In Delta Gamma Home. 


And should we ever wander out 
Beyond this sheltering light. 
We know by faith 'twill vigil keep. 
For us through all the night ; 
For there among the twinkling stars 
Distinct, though soaring high. 
Reflected stands our guiding star 
An Anchor in the sky. 

Harriet Bushnell van Bergen, Lambda, '06. 


CHARTERED. MAY 15tK. 1903. 
INSTALLED. JUNE 5th. 190d. 


THe University of "WasHin^ton. 

Seattle, the metropolis of the State of Washington and seat of 
King County, is situated in Fuget Sound, 129 miles inland from the 
Pacific ocean. It is located almost exactly in the center of what is 
known as the "Puget Sound County'' and also in the geographical 
center of Western Washington. 

Elliott Bay or Seattle harbor, lying along the front of the city is 
one of the best harbors in the world. It is two miles wide and four 
miles long, perfectly protected from storm, and accessible to the 
largest vessels afloat at all times and stages of the tide. 

Puget Sound navy yard, located across the bay from Seattle, is 
the only drydock on the Pacific coast large enough to dock a battle 
ship. Battleship Nebraska is now under construction. 

The great forests of fir and their proximity to the waters of Puget 
Sound greatly favor the work of ship building. 

Lake Washington, a body of fresh water, 20 miles long, 3 miles 
wide and 50 to 600 feet deep, bounds the city on the east, and 
Lake Union covering 905 acres and Green Lake covering 3300 
acres lie wholly within the city limits. 

The federal government is now constructing a ship canal through 
the city to connect Lake Washington and Lake Union with Puget 
Sound, which when completed will give Seattle a harbor without an 
equal in the world. 

It is just 50 years since the town site of the present city of Seat- 
tle was laid out and platted. 

The population in 1870 was about 1100, in 1880 was 3500 and 
in August 1903 numbered nearly 135,000. 

Seattle is the chief manufacturing city in the northwest, having 
1200 manufacturing establishments. 

The schools of the city number about thirty — the new high school 
building accommodates over 1400 pupils. The average daily at- 
tendance at all schools is over 12,000. 

Carnegie has given $200,000 for a new library building and the 
city has purchased a beautiful site for it. 

For trans-continental lines,Seattle has more direct connections than 
any other port on the Pacific coast, — Great Northern, Northern 
Pacific, Canadian Pacific, and the Burlington. 

Seattle's location is in the pathway of the center line of the 
energies of the world. It sits at the gate way of circum-mundane 
commerce. The railway train and ship meet within its borders 



and exchange commodites. The products of the Inland Empire, 
the greatest producer of the vital necessities of the world, pass its 
portals enroute to the markets of the old world. 

It is the home port of the fishing industries of the Pacific Ocean 
and the center of the greatest timber area in the world. 

Four years ago Dr. Jordon said that the most beautiful college site 
that existed in America was the campus of the University of Wash- 
ington. At that time the truth and breadth of that statement was 
not realized, but as year after year has passed, bringing manifold 
improvements and marked by signs of progress, so has beauty after 
beauty been revealed to the students of **U. of W." 

Situated at the junction of two lakes. Union and Washington — 
in full view of Mt. Rainier, located mid the typical fir woods of 
Washington, our college site stands. Mt. Rainier in its grandeur. 
Lake Washington in her magnificent expanse of water, the stately 
fir in its pompousness and nobility, these are the heritage of the 
University of Washington. Nature has gathered around to our 
beloved spot all her beauties, granted to us all her gifts. 

To the lover of nature's splendor, to the sportsman, and to the 
"Sentimental co-ed" the University campus offers its peculiar ad- 

The person who asks for athletic sports will find complete gratifi- 
cation. The gridiron, the diamond and the track are all within 
throwing distance from the administration building and situated at 
the very doors of the dormitories. Inspired by such surroundings 
our champions in these branches of athletics have administered 
defeat after defeat to rival institutions throughout the Northwest 
and brought home victory after victory. 

To the many natural advantages the state is adding and complet- 
ing the necessaries of a growing university. The immedate sur- 
roundings of all the buildings are being rapidly cleared and under 
efficient superintendence the possibility of beautiful lawns will soon 
be demonstrated. Already splendid flower-beds have been woven 
in and around various buildings and comers of the campus, and the 
appearance will soon undoubtedly rival that of any of Seattle's parks. 

What exists to-day, however, is but a glimmering of the won- 
derful possibilities and future prospects of our ''U". 

The State University of Washington is situated in the western 
part of the state, in Seattle, the largest city in the state. 

The corner stone of the first main building of the University was 
laid on May 21, 1861 ; in the autumn of 1862 the other buildings 


were constructed and the University of Washington was opened 
during the winter of 1862. 

Ten acres were donated by the people of Seattle for the site of 
the University. 

The early years were a severe struggle as Washington was then a 
territory and a very newly settled country. 

No money was paid out by the territory government for the Uni- 
versity maintenance until 1879. 

The main building erected for the University was the first educa- 
tional structure at that time in the Pacific Northwest. All the 
buildings were frame and the money for their construction was 
obtained from the sale of the University land which congress had 
granted through the recommendation of I. I. Stevens, governor, 
when the first legislature of Washington territory assembled in 

In a few years the old quarters of the University became very 
crowded and in 1893 the legislature provided a beautiful new site 
and sufficient money for new buildings. On September 4, 1895, 
the institution moved into the new buildings. 

This new site consists of 355 acres within the city limits of Seat- 
tle and lies between Lake Union and Lake Washington. It has a 
shore line of over a mile on Lake Washington and a quarter of a 
mile on Lake Union. 

The plan of the arrangement of the buildings is an ellipse whose 
major axis is 1200 feet and whose minor axis is 650 feet long. 

The administration building faces the centre of the ellipse, all 
the other buildings will be arranged around the elliptical avenue 
and the interior of the ellipse will be kept open as the campus 
proper. The administration building is constructed of light 
colored sandstone and cream colored pressed brick with terra cotta 
trimmings. The interior finish is of Puget Sound fir and larch. 
It is three stories high with a finished basement, its style is that 
of the French renaissance. 

The science hall, located on the oval about 500 feet south of the 
administration building is of red pressed brick with sandstone 
trimmings . 

The observatory is wholly of sandstone, the two dormitories and 
power house are of brick, and the gymnasium is an immense frame 
structure. These are the largest buildings at present. Several frame 
buildings, used for laboratories and assay shops are only temporary 
conveniences until the new permanent buildings are constructed. 


All materials used in the construction of the buildings were ob- 
tained within this state, which is a splendid exhibit of the wealth 
of Washington in building material. 

The old University grounds have been leased for thirty years 
and according to the agreement in the lease the property will be 
worth $3,000,000 at its expiration. 

The University also owns 20 acres near Lacoma. 

In 1893 a federal grant of 3,000 and 100,000 acres was granted 
by the state. In the course of a few years the University will be 

The departments of instruction are as follows : 

1. College of liberal arts. 

2. Graduate college. 

3. College of engineering. 

4. School of mines. 

5. School of pharmacy. 

6. College of law. 

The faculty includes thirty-seven teachers, 28 regular professors, 
9 regular instructors and 9 other officers including registrar, secre- 
tary, librarian, cataloguer, stenographer, &c. 

In 1902-03 there were 630 students, this year promises at least 

The student body is organized into "The Associated Students of 
the University of Washington" which decides and governs all 
matters of general interest to the student body, — following are the 
records of a number of the organizations under the A. S. U. of W. 

Athletics hold a very prominent place in our student life, both 
among the men and women. 

In foot-ball we won five games out of six last year and two already 
this fall. The games were with Oregon and Idaho Universities and 
colleges of this state. 

The track team won in all four of the ''meets" held last year. 

Both the young men and women have basket-ball teams which 
have each made a record for themselves. 

Base-ball also holds a prominent place. 

The lakes afford excellent opportunities for rowing. In May 
1903 our first inter-collegiate race was held with University of Cal- 
ifornia in which U. of W. was victor. 

The girls have organized a rowing club and six o'clock in the 
morning often finds several out, training faithfully. 


Five tennis clubs and six courts speak well for the popularity of 
tennis. Two of the courts are owned by the girls. 

Debate and Oratory stand high in college life, two debating clubs 
belong to the men and one to the women. Teams have been selected 
from each to represent the University against the various colleges 
and universities. During 1902-03, U. of W. won debates from 
Stanford, Idaho, and Oregon universities. 

y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. have each a strong membership 
and do their part in developing the spiritual side of the life of the 

Musical clubs are an active part of the university life. The 
young men have a glee, and a mandolin club, which annually 
make a tour of the state. The girls also have a glee club. Aside 
from these are the University quartette and orchestra which add 
much to chapel exercises and sometimes give concerts. 

Other clubs and societies are as follows: 
Society of Engineers, Geological Society, Chemical Journal Club, 
Pharmaceutical Society, Physico Mathematical club. Modern Lang- 
uage Association. Our University publication is the Pacific Wave 
which is published weekly through out the college year. 

The Junior class has issued the annual "Tyee" since 1901. 

A University Bookstore has been established by the students and 
placed on a stable and self supporting basis. 

The annual social affairs are a reception to new students by the 
y. M. C. A. and y. W. C. A. at the beginning of each semester. 

Each class hold sits annual party — Freshmen glee, Sophomore frolic 
Junior promenade, and Senior ball. 

Besides these are the annual Assembly ball and fraternity 

The following Greek letter fraternities are represented: 

Gamma Chi Chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity is the oldest and 
one of the strongest of the men's fraternities here, being chartered 
in 1896. They have a beautiful fraternity house prettily finished 
and furnished. 

Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Tau Chapter was chartered in 1900. 

They have the largest chapter here, a good house and form a 
prominent factor in University life. 

Washington Chapter of Phi Delta Theta, third to receive a chart- 
er (1900), is a strong chapter, second in size, own their house and 
are a rival of all. 

Beta Theta Pi, Beta Omega Chapter, chartered in 1901, third in 



size, own a house, and have a very strong alumni chapter in the 
city and state. 

Phi Beta, a pharmacy fraternity chartered in 1901, were organized 
in the U. of W. and have established one other chapter. 

Sigma Chi chartered in 1903, have rented a house for the year, are 
strong locally in athletics, and have a very strong alumni in the state. 

Among the sororities Delta Gamma was the first chartered in the 
University, being granted May 15, 1903, organized as a local 
October 27, 1900. 

Gamma Phi Beta was second in receiving a charter, granted 
May 16, 1903. They are a strong club of girls who have worked 
faithfully, and well deserve the honor granted them of national re- 

Alpha Kappa Gamma applying for Kappa Gamma, is probably 
largest in number. 

K. T. T. applying for Pi Beta Phi, are well represented in the 
literary and religious life of the university. 

PEARL McDonnell, Beta, '02. 

Minutes of tHe Second Inter-Sorority 

The Second Inter-Sorority Conference met September 19, 1903, 
at the Columbus Safe Deposit Vaults, Chicago. The purpose of this 
meeting was to receive reports from the National Sororities^on the 
five by-laws submitted to them by the first Conference, and to take 
what additional action seemed advisable. Nine Sororities were 
represented as follows : 

Kappa alpha TheTA, Mrs. Laura B. Norton. 

DELTA Gamma, Miss Blanche Garten. 

Kappa Kappa Gamma, Miss Virginia Sinclair. 

Cm Omega, Miss May Miller. 

ALPHA Chi Omega, Miss Mabel Siller. 

ALPHA Phi, Miss Ruth Ferry. 

DELTA Delta Delta, Miss Alma Pick. 

Pi Beta Phi, Miss Elizabeth Gamble. 

Gamma Phi Beta, Miss Lillian Thompson. 

The meeting was called to order by Miss Thompson. Mrs. Laura 
B. Norton was elected chairman, and Miss Thompson secretary. 


Since the last Conference met all the Sororities represented, but 
Pi Beta Phi and Chi Omega, have had conventions. In these con- 
ventions the five by-laws formed by the last Conference were discussed, 
and by them their delegates were instructed. The delegates from 
Pi Beta Phi and Chi Omega were instructed by their Grand Councils. 
The delegates were unanimous in their approval of annual Inter- 
Sorority Conferences. They all deplored existing conditions in 
rushing and bidding, and hoped that the Conference could find some 
remedy for them. They all disapproved of violent rushing and dis- 
countenanced" lifting" entirely. All the Sororities represented, except 
Gamma Phi Beta, were willing to sign an Inter-Sorority compact, as 
soon as one could be framed which would be satisfactory to all. But 
the reports on the five by-laws framed by the first Conference were not 
unanimous. The contents of these reports may be tabulated as 

1. Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, and Kappa Alpha Theta voted 
in Convention to accept the five by-laws, provided they 
were accepted by all the Sororities represented in the Con- 

2. Delta Gamma and Pi Beta Phi took no definite action on the 
by-laws, but approved some Inter-Sorority Compact, if one be 
formed flexible enough to suit local conditions in the differ- 
ent institutions. 

3. Gamma Phi Beta disapproved an Inter-Sorority Compact under 
existing cirumstances, while admitting that such a compact is 
ideal. Hence she took no definite action on the by-laws, 
but condemned "lifting." 

4. The remaining Sororities, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Chi Omega 
and Alpha Chi Omega, all disapproved of by-law 1 (deferring 
bidding to the second Friday in December) : by-law 2 (that all 
invitations be official and mailed) was declared to be already 
the policy of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Chi Omega. Alpha 
Chi Omega did not approve it: by-law 3 (that ten days be 
allowed the candidate in which to make her decision) was 
approved by Chi Omega, disapproved by Alpha Chi Omega and 
not acted on by Kappa Kappa Gamma though she suggested 
that the time is too long: by-law 4 (no part of initiations 
shall be public) and by-law 6 (transgressions shall be reported 
through National officers to National officers) were approved 
by all three Sororities. 

No Inter-Sorority Compact, therefore, was formed. 



Each delegate presented to the conference a report, and while 
these are too long to give in full, some of them contain suggestions 
and formulate objections which the Conference desires to lay before 
the Sororities'. The Secretary, therefore, selected the following 
from these reports. 

Delta Delta Delta states that an Inter-Sorority Compact will be 
much harder for Sororities who have to rush, for the most part, 
against locals. She would prefer a later pledge day than that sug- 
gested in by-law 1. 

Delta Gamma urges that the Alumnae be enlisted in this attempt 
to bring about a better understanding between Sororities. She sug- 
gests the formation of Pan-Hellenic Associations in the different 
colleges (such as that now existing in the university of Nebraska) in 
order to increase acquaintanceship, and regulate relations between 

Fi Beta Phi feels that the five by-laws do not meet local con- 
ditions in many colleges. By-law 1 would be hard for chapters liv- 
ing in houses. 

Alpha Chi Omega feels that the average term in college of her 
members is so short (they are music pupils and their course 
averages two years) that a late pledge day would be hard for them. 
She rather doubts the advisability of making an Inter-Sorority Com- 
pact, but if the other Sororities agree to one she will sign too. 

Chi Omega also thinks chapters in colleges where there are 
chiefly locals will find a compact hard; she mentions the hardships 
of a late pledge for chapters living in houses, but she is willing to 
help make some Inter-Sorority Compact that shall be agreed to by 

Kappa Alpha Theta suggests an advisory board at each college 
where an Inter-Sorority Compact shall be in force; this body to be 
composed of delegates elected by the Sororities, and to deal with 
violations of Compact. 

After having heard and discussed these reports, the Conference 
proceeded (1) to order the formation of Pan-Hellenic Associations, 
and (2) to embody some of the suggestions contained in the reports, 
and brought out by the discussion, in motions to be voted on by 
the chapters of the various Sororities. 

1. Moved that Pan-Hellenic Associations be formed in every 

institution in which two or more National Sororities exist. (Car- 
ried unanimously). 


2. Moved that these Fto-Hellenic Associations consist of one 
Alumnae, and one active member from each Sorority represented in 
the Conference. (Carried unanimously). 

3. Moved that it be the purpose of these Associations to discuss 
and act on all matters of Inter-Sorority interest in the colleges and 
universities in which they exist, especially such matters as the 
Inter-Sorority Conference. (Carried unanimously). 

4. Moved that the Secretary of the Inter-Sorority Conference be 
empowered to ask the Grand Secretaries of the National Sororities 
to notify their chapters that the chapter first established in each 
institution is to organize the Pan-Hellenic Association there. The 
chairmanship is to be held in rotation by each chapter in the order 
of its establishment. (Carried unanimously). 

The Conference urges that these Pan-Hellenic Associations be 
formed as soon after Thanksgiving as possible. 

5. Moved that any chapter violating the Pan-Hellenic agree- 
ments be reported to its Grand President by the Pan-Hellenic 
Association to which it belongs. (Carried unanimously). 


The following by-laws are to be laid before the chapters of the 
nine Sororities by their Grand Councils, and voted on as soon as 
possible. The vote is to be forwarded before March 1st by the 
Grand Secretary of each Sorority to the Secretary of the Inter- 
Sorority Conference, Miss Lillian W. Thompson, 326 West Sixty-first 
Place, Chicago, and the result of the vote announced by her to the 

1. Moved that a pledge day be adopted by the National Sorori- 
ties in each college where two or more of them exist. 

2. Moved that the pledge day in each college be fuced by the 
Pkn-Hellenic Association existing there. 

3. Moved that no student be asked to join a Sorority before she 
has been matriculated. 

4. Moved that matriculation be defined as the day of enrollment 
as a student in the university or college. 

The Conference desires to express its sentiments on two points: 
First, we still recommend a late pledge day. Second, we urge all 
Sorority women to co-operate actively in college organizations 
intended for the good of all college students, such as Christian 
Associations, Literary Societies and Women's Leagues. We are 
often censured, and justly so, for with holding our active support 
from these wider movements of student life. 


The next Conference will be called by Delta Gamma at Chicago 
in September, 1904. 

In closing this report the Secretary wishes to extend to all the 
chapters of all the Sororities interested in this forward movement a 
most cordial greeting from the Conference. We hope the same 
friendly, helpful spirit, which has made these two Conferences so 
delightful and inspiring to the delegates, will animate you all, and 
prove an abundant reward for your efforts to assist us in this work. 

Lillian Thompson, Gamma Phi Beta, 

Secretary of the Second Inter-Sorority Conference. 

The above report of the Second Inter-Sorority Conference explains 
itself but I would like to emphasize some of the points that will 
form stronger Inter-Sorority work. 

The three motions which are presented in this report represent 
the result of deep thought and serious discussion for the improve- 
ment of the present most defective system of pledging and rushing. 

When you realize that the suggestions considered in the Confer- 

nce are those offered by the National Conventions of the fraternities 

and by the National officers, whose advice and experience must stand 

for something, I am sure, I need not urge every Delta Gamma to 

give them serious consideration. 

The strong, broadminded and enthusiastic fraternity women who 
formed this Conference were most earnest in working for a means 
which would make us stronger in every respect. 

To succeed in making rules which will meet with the unanimous 
approval of the legion of fraternity women, is most difficult, but the 
Conference felt that in the three motions presented — a strong be- 
ginning has been made for gradual improvement of fraternities. 

The object in making Pan-Hellenic Associations national, is to 
give fraternity women the opportunity to work together for a com- 
mon cause, so they will become accustomed to considering these 
serious defects in a true Pan-Hellenic spirit. 

It will depend upon each local Association to make this move- 
ment a success and will give each chapter an opportunity to show 
whether it is for ''our Chapter'' that it works or for^the strengthening 
of the National Fraternity. 

The Pto-Hellenic Association has the power to assist the Nation- 
al officers in correcting any Inter-Fraternity discourtesy which may 
be committed by a Chapter of the Association. 


If every active girl will enter into this new movement with a ser- 
ious and enthusiastic spirit, a great improvement will soon be felt 
in all fraternities. The motion concerning pledging be fore matric- 
ulation, Is one great step towards raising fraternity standards and 
wipes out the evil of making an invitation common by bidding a 
girl who never becomes a college student. To decide upon a 
National pledge day, seems an impossibility because of the varying 
conditions of the different colleges. 

The Conference felt that a pledge day is almost necessary before 
any marked result will be felt, and decided to allow each Fan-Hel- 
lenic Association to regulate the date according to the conditions 
in its college. 

The motion upon Fto-Hellenic Associations goes into effect at 
once but the motions upon bidding before matriculation and 
pledge day are to be placed before the fraternities. 

If the vote of all fraternities upon either motion is unanimous, 
they will become national rules. The Council of Delta Gamma 
feels that we will have the same prompt and enthusiastic co-oper- 
ation in this strong movement that we have felt in all other work 
that we have placed before you. That you will carry with you into 
each Fan-Hellenic Association that same broadminded unselfish 
spirit that is so unanimously felt in the Inter-Sorority Conference. 

The National officers of the fraternities and the members of the 
Conference may devote time, energy and thought upon suggestions 
of improvement and i^iace them before you, but it depends upon 
every fraternity woman whether these suggestions do the good they 
are intended to do. 

The Council of Delta Gamma wishes each Fan-Hellenic Associ- 
ation the greatest success possible in their splendid work. 

Blanche Garten. 

TKe Pan-Hellenic A.880ciation of tHe Univer- 
sity of NebrasKa. 

It seeems a trifle, presumptuous, does it not, to be writing the 
history of an organization not yet a year old. I can only ask in 
advance that my purpose be not misunderstood. The Anchora is 
the only thing we Delta Gammas have to take the place of an 
"experience meeting;" so it seems fitting that it should contain, 
not only the witness of those wha have achieved, but the testimony 



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of those who are still trying to accomplish something. And it is in 
the spirit of these last that I am writing of our Fan-Hellenic Asso- 
ciation in the University of Nebraska. 

The question of organizing such an association was first agitated 
in Kappa Chapter in the spring of 1902. The rushing of the 
autumn before had emphasized some of the most deplorable feat- 
ures of the custom which we all groan about, but cannot seemingly 
abolish. And it was hoped that before school closed, a mass meet- 
ing of the Sororities might be held where the matter could be 
discussed without prejudice — since we were half way between rush- 
ing seasons — and some measures taken towards regulating the rush- 
ing of the next fall. 

But the pressure of the **four last things" — reviews, exams, com- 
mencement, and the farewell festivities — daunted us; and the plan 
was dropped until the next October. Then a letter was sent each 
active chapter, suggesting a mass meeting, and asking for the 
appointment of one active and one alumnae member to serve on a 
committee of organization. 

The response was a most cordial one. The committee met, 
decided upon time and place of meeting, and assigned to each 
chapter a topic for discussion. The individual chapters then chose 
representatives to prepare and present the topic, upon the basis of 
general discussion in chapter meetings. As a result, the proceed- 
ure of the mass meeting was more than a vague impromptu discussion 
although the tactful leadership of the chairman. Miss Barr, K.A.T. 
brought out much helpful comment upon the point presented by 
the delegates. 

After the meeting had canvassed thoroughly the subjects assigned 
—''Elaborate Rushing," "A Pan-Hellenic Association," "Pledge 
Day and mailed Invitations," and "High School Pledging and 
Pledging before matriculation," — the suggestion was made to the 
meeting that a Pan-Hellenic association be formed through the 
Committee already appointed. This association should possess 
such powers as should be accorded it by the constitution — this 
constitution to be drawn up by the committee and presented to 
each active chapter for revision and approval. Although the 
chapters through their committees had decided previously that no 
motion should be presented before the mass meeting, it was not 
resolved to suspend the rules and to vote upon a motion for the 
organization of an association. Such a motion was accordingly 
made and carried unanimously; and it was felt that the meeting 


had accomplished something in giving a definite basis for future 

The committee struggled strenuously in its later meetings with 
the problem of a thoroughly satisfactory constitution ; but one was 
finally evolved which, while it virtually binds the sororities to 
nothing, yet makes possible effective concerted action. Every 
woman belonging to a sorority represented by a chapter in Lincoln 
is a member of the Association. The executive committee or 
council consists of two members — one active land one alumna — 
from each chapter. Only active members have a vote in this coun- 
cil. The alumnae women suggested this limitation upon their privi- 
lege because they felt it wiser that power be in the hands of the 
active chapters; but the presence of the alumnae members gives 
the committee the benefit of their maturer judgment. 

Meetings of the committee may be called at the request of any 
member of the committee; and resolutions may be passed. But 
these resolutions to be binding upon the chapters must be presented 
to each chapter and receive its approval. No resolution becomes 
obligatory upon any sorority until the approval of all the chapters 
is obtained. In this way the liberty of every sorority is absolutely 

I have not attempted to give a summary of the constitution, only 
a suggestive mention of its power and method of operation. And I 
have not mentioned the article whicb» so far, has been most 
important — that providing for general association meetings as stated 
times during this year, to promote a spirit of social intercourse 
among sorority women. These meetings will, it is hoped, be 
the real means of leverage, by developing a sincere feeling of 
community of interest — a feeling which can do more toward 
mitigating the evils of sorority rivalry than any number of iron- 
clad rules. We are looking forward confidently to great results in 
the future from our small beginnings ; and we send all good wishes 
to those sister chapters who may be working toward the formation 
of association in their own colleges. 


TKe Silver Bay Conference. 

The Young Women's Christian Association, as our college hand 
books tell us when we are Freshmen, holds four conferences each year 
at different places. The Western ones always have many fraternity 


representatives amonir whom there must be a number of Delta 
Gammas. But the Conference at Silver Bay, Lake George, is for 
eastern college women, and any Delta Gammas who may be there, 
come from the Woman's College, Syracuse or Cornell. This 
past year there were three from Baltimore and one from Syracuse. We 
of Fsi so much enjoyed meeting our Syracuse Delta Gamma, Maude 
Rejmolds, who exchanged college and fraternity experiences with us 
while we drifted idly on the lovely Silver Bay in front of the hotel. 

No one who has been to Silver Bay can deny the marvelous 
inspiration of the place itself. It is a perfect joy to be there. 
The Association could not well have chosen a more beautiful spot 
and who would doubt the spirited influence of the beauty which God 
puts all around us. Isn't it alwajrs easier to be good in the presence 
of wooded hills, a blue, blue lake, and a sky above which is even 
a deeper blue ? Can one get out of bed on the wrong side when 
from both sides there is the view of a cloud capped mountain from 
which the mist slowly rises and grows thinner as the glory of the 
sun breaks through ? Surely none could have found a more 
inspiring home for a conference. 

But when you add to the place many helpful, practical yet 
spiritual men and women, who have learned to hold fast to that 
which is good and who have come together to show you the way to 
become earnest Christian college women, surely the inspiration of 
the place becomes complete. 

There were many meetings. I only wish I could tell you about 
them adequately. ' Among many others Mr. Campbell of London 
was there, also Robert Speer and Dr. Floyd Tomkins of Philadel- 
phia. Which was most helpful and inspiring, it is impossible to 

But the meeting of which I wanted to tell Delta Gammas was 
held on the porch one afternoon, when about thirty fraternity girls 
grouped around Miss Paxson, one of the Student Secrttaries, while 
she told us the way to combine true fraternity loyalty with christian 
love and courtesy to all college girls. Miss Paxson is a Kappa Kap- 
pa Gamma and I am sure her fraternity sisters are proud of her. We 
were all proud that she was a fraternity woman. 

Of course every one admits that the great problem of fraternity 
life is rushing and it is certainly a problem hard to solve. Above 
all times in the college year it is the time when excitement is apt 
to carry you away, to make you lose you head. You rush a girl 
because another fraternity rushes her, not because in herself you are 


anxious to make her your friend. You rush a girl for her personal- 
ity not her character. A girl who is good looking, well dressed, or 
can sing, is rushed until she is fairly sick of it all, while the girl 
who is perhaps stronger and finer is left alone to the homesickness 
of the unpopular Freshman. Look out always for character behind 
and above personality, and the quality of your chapter will improve 
with each year. Of course it is hard for a busy fraternity girl to 
take time to be cordial to "impossible" Freshmen but a Christian 
fraternity girl will make the time. We are not freed from the 
obligations of courtesy and gentleness because we are fraternity girls. 
Then the great tendency alwajrs in college is to be "cliqued," with 
your own fraternity girls, to deny other girls your cordial friendship 
because you feel yourself bound to your fraternity sisters alone. Do 
not confine yourself to fraternity friendships. It is selfish for one 
thing, and then how much you may be missing in outside friend- 

These and many more things did Miss Paxson tell us. Of course 
we knew them before theoretically. Does not every Anchora give us 
similar advice from our splendid "Old Dames?" But the way in 
which these little things were brought home to us, not as an ideal 
alone is dimly striven for when we do not forget, but as a fraternity 
ideal to be attained and not only as that, but also as our bounden duty, 
as Christian girls first and fraternity girls afterwards. 

My thought was of Psi of course. Would not we be a nobler and 
a more inspiring chapter in our college life if we were always 
Christian girls first, and carried our Christian love completely and 
absolutely into our fraternity code of ethics ? Would not all Delta 
Gammas in every college be nobler and stronger? It is already our 
fraternity ideal. Let us live up to it. 

Margaret Morriss, Psi, '04. 

Fraternity Journals. 


Every loyal Delta Gamma is proud of her Anchora. Perhaps no 
more welome visitor ever greets her from the hands of the post- 
man than this little raesseager from her fraternity. The busy 
alumnae sister, slipping into a quiet corner, forgets for a short time 
whether business waits or household duties call, while she leafs the 
pages of her journal and hunts, first of all, for her chapter letter. 
Or the active sister, coming home at evening with "conjugations" 


and "principal parts" still ringing in her ears, drops into the near- 
est chair, and buries herself in her beloved magazine. Each girl 
of course is interested. The chapter letters are full of college life 
and fraternity spirit. The literary article and editorials are all 
read through and then she comes to the exchanges. Here are some 
six or eight pages devoted to the material of other fraternity 
magazines. All of it good and well worth the time spent in read- 
ing it. 

There are extracts from perhaps half a dozen different fraternity per- 
iodicals. But now, is that enough material for the average Delta Gam- 
ma to be able to have some good idea of her f ellowworkers in the Greek 
world? Not with any criticism toward our own magazine in regard 
to the exchanges, is this article directed, but to the Delta Gamma 
girl who is content to form her opinions and ideas of other frater- 
nities, from the limited number of articles which our editor is able 
to glean and give to us. Now "hands up," how many of us are able 
to give even the names of more than six or eight leading fraternity 
magazines, and their editing chapters? 

In a recent conversation with a member of a leading sorority, a 
Delta Gamma learned that not only did this girl seem thoroughly 
acquainted with the history, standing etc. , of her own fraternity, 
but was able to speak readily on the subject of other fraternities, 
with whom she was not directly connected. She knew the opinions 
and ideas of prominent fraternity workers, both men and women. 
She was familiar with not only a great many fraternities in general, 
but also with the style and policies advocated by each. In short, 
she had obtained suggestions and criticisms of infinite value, for 
her own individual improvement as well as for her fraternity, just 
by her study and comparison of other fraternity magazines. 

Now why can not every Delta Gamma if she has not done so 
already, interest herself more in the magazines of other fraternities? 
Of course there are questions and subjects upon which each Greek 
organizations must necessarily be reticent. But each fraternity while 
supposedly aiming and working toward high ideals, is made up of 
individuals far from perfect, and would it not materially broaden 
each fraternity girl, and show more readily her own defects, and 
those of her beloved sisterhood, to learn still more of the wajrs and 
means of other fraternities? There are few who are fortunate enough 
to be able personally to meet many representatives of fellow-frater- 
nities. The average Greek girl is limited to the chapters of her 
own college and a comparatively small number of others. She is 


apt, too apt in fact, to judge fraternities in general by her personal 
intercourse with these. Therefore, there is scarcely a better, surer 
way to find the greater fields of fraternity life than by the careful 
study of the material gathered from individual chapters all over the 
country, and sent out as a representative organ of the fraternity. 

While as before stated, there are points upon which conservatism 
is necessary, yet there are many broadminded men and women who 
are glad to show the literary work of their fraternity and in return, to 
learn more of the spirit and ideals of their competitors. And thus 
may each Delta Gamma become sufficiently acquainted with the 
journals of other Greek societies, as to be able to show at least a 
courteous interest in their work and progress. 

Mary m. Russell, Alpha, '03. 

0\ir Part. 

Dear Delta Gamma girls of the Active Chapter, we who are out 
of College certainly wish that we had our part to play over again, 
for we can now see where our school life and fraternity life might 
have meant so much more to ourselves and those about us. We 
would not forget the mistakes, but, profiting by them, lift up the 
standard for you in dear old Delta Gamma Halls today. 

Is it not the part of every Delta Gamma wherever she may be, to 
help mold the characters of those about her ? 

Emerson sajrs that we are a part of all whom we have met. If 
so, how carefully must we train our inmost self. We can either 
keep hold of the rudder and determine exactly what course we take, 
what points we touch, or we can fail to do this and drift, blown 
hither and thither by every passing breeze. 

Delta Gamma must strive always for the greatest, the noblest and 
the best and thus make each life like him who cares for the lotus 
pond. This lotus pond is a beautiful spot. Here in the balmy, 
sunny days, the full blown lotus flowers lie on the surface of the 
clear, transparent water. The birds make merry with their song. 
The bees are at work in this garden of flowers. A beautiful grove, 
in which many varieties of brakes and ferns grow, stretches back 
of the pond as far as the eye can reach. Everything in this vicinity 
seems to breathe a spirit of kindliness, comfort goodwill, and good 
cheer. Our friend who owns these beautiful surroundings has this no- 
tice at the by-way that leads thro' the wildwood up to this enchanting 
spot, "All are welcome to the Lotus Pond." Here merry groups 


meet. Here tired and weary come, but when they leave, the burd- 
en seems to be lifted. Sometimes a "God bless our friend" is 
heard. Many speak of it as the Garden of God. Here some have 
been inspired to make their greatest and most successful plans. 

All love our friend. Why? He so loves them that what is his 
is theirs. He gives his friends his best nor waits till sometime 
by and by. 

To me this is the picture Delta Gamma should be. A strong 
beautiful sisterhood planning for one another's future by giving 
"the best" at every meeting, so that no one could ever leave, feel- 
ing her time lost in idle gossip. Thus would we make ourselves 
worthy of the name of Delta Gamma. 

An Alumna. 

What is Worth While? 

A real and obvious need may pardon frequent handling of sub- 
jects already tiresomely familiar. Certainly no phrase is upon 
everyone's tongue more often than '*Is it Worth While"? One is 
'^throwing away his time" upon some project, because the profit 
coming therefore seems to the onlooker less than the pains expended. 
Another does not share some plan, because '*it is not worth it". It 
is a veritable by-word of the age, "Is it worth while ?" An age of 
discontent, of restlessness, of multiplicity of desires whose fulfil- 
ment is thwarted by poverty of time and of means. Not 
infrequently it is less the inordinate desire than a subtle uncertain- 
ty of just what that desire is that bring on the common malady, 
but in each case discontent may be traced to this source. What 
the remedy? With the Greek one must say, curb the desires to 
the bounds of individual means of fulfillment. But if this be the 
case: if one stands at the threshold of the training-shop or even 
within the door: if she has eyes fast fixed upon a chosen pattern, 
quite attainable, most admirable, a pattern which, once realized, 
will be a boon to self and kin and society ; what shall such a one 
do, and what leave undone for the accomplishment of the purposes? 
These are questions that come home to us as college students very 
squarely, for this is the training-shop of life; yonder stands 
open the door to conscious, earnest effort amid the struggling 
throng. What is worth while for us! Shall we toil for scholarship 
alone, put golden youth into a paltry Beta Kappa key? Shall 
we spend our days with clubs and basket-ball and dumb-bells ? Shall 



we flit about in the rarer atmosphere of social festivities and 
disdain the class-room? Shall we give our best thought to religious 
or fraternity interest alone? No, four times no. 

Not religious principle alone is concerned, nor fraternity 
policy and status, not ethical precept, nor material interest, but 
all in the measure in which they determine one's attitude toward 
life, within, around, above. Each is bound tacitly to make return 
for what she receives, from God, from kin, from society, whatever 
be the nature of that acquirement, — money, pleasure, friendship, 
support, life itself. The world does not bestow its goods gratis, nor 
is friendship devoid of return. Life itself carries its obligations. 
Each owes to the world she makes a part of, the possibilities of 
honorable womanhood; to God the capabilities of noblest woman- 
hood. A moral thief, she who receives constantly the fruit of 
others' effort, and withholds her hand from others' needs. All, 
then, that aids in fulfilling duty to self, to God, to society, is 
worth while, — for is not this the root of the matter? All that 
encourages kindly, objective effort, all that develops noble, 
gracious character, — all that makes a woman. 

It is not a question of diversity of choice, or of too short a life, 
or of over-abundance of opportunity, but of proportion, of balance 
in interest and time. Not the grind, nor the athlete, not the butter- 
fly, "nor the clinging vine," none of these, as such, is the needful 
factor; it is the woman who needs not to lean upon others, who can 
meet her fellow-beings in friendship, sympathy and helpfulness, 
who can bear her part in resisting vicious tendencies, and enthus- 
iastically push forward the wheel of human progress. The college 
is involved, the fraternity is involved, womankind is involved, and 
indirectly the destiny of all. 

Louise Evelyn Cooley, Rho, '05. 

TKe After Taste of RxisKing'. 

The part of rushing hardest to reconcile ones self to, seems the 
little after taste. I heard a freshman say once, and she is as loyal 
and devoted a fraternity girl as could be found, ''It was such an 
awakening after I had pledged. I suddenly discovered that I was 
nothing but a plain and unassuming freshman, after all. It was 
quite an awakening, after a rushing season." 

There is a jolt which comes when the rushing is all over and 
everyone settles down to work again, or at least, tries to. The after 


thoughts of one of these heated rushing seasons are not exactly 

Fraternity life seenas to the uninitiated, a sort of lottery out of 
which one may obtain a great deal without putting in anjrthing. 
It seems a golden mist, a dazzling possibility; and when the real, 
practical school life commences, — it is a surprise. 

Sometimes there is too much temptation to thrust forward this 
element of romance at rushing and to drop suddenly into the prac- 
tical immediately afterwards. There seems to be so much that is 
practical and that must be calculated upon, in a fraternity, anyhow. 
Of course this is necessary, to the maintainment of a strong chap- 
ter, so if there can be, rightly, no lessening of the business part of 
fraternity life, it seems that the girls should be able to get together 
more for other purposes. 

The times when all the girls are together, singing the old songs, 
talking things over, in a word, it may all be expressed in the word 
"cozy", it is this kind of times that the initiate expects, and 
in which she is sometimes disappointed. 

If the girls could meet this way often in addition to regular bus- 
iness meetings it would more than overcome the after taste which 
sometimes lingers after rushing and keep the bonds which unite 
the girls of the fraternity from remaining of the same tension. 
These social, good fellowship gatherings will draw the fraternal 
bond closer that unites all hearts. 

Ruth Baird Bryan, Kappa Ex, 'o5. 


Fraternity UntHxisiasm. 

When fraternity enthusiasm is mentioned, we are very apt to recall 
some memory of singing Delta Gamma Songs with a room full of 
girls, or of the spirit inspired by an especially good toast that we 
heard and could not forget. That these elements of sentiment 
should be a part of our fraternity spirit is not to be questioned, but 
we would like to dwell just a few moments upon the more substan- 
tial fruits of our loyalty. 

It takes more enthusiasm as we all know, to plough through snow 
drifts against an east wind on some fraternity errand that should 
not be put off, than it does to get the last shivers over an eloquent 

It is the same old story that we have to live in every element of 
our daily lives. Loyalty in word must be merely the symbol for 


loyalty of action, and if it be otherwise with any wearer of the 
Anchor, let her become thoroughly exhausted some busy day over 
fraternity business, and then even if she be too weary to join in 
the songs that evening, let her sit back and drink. Above her is a 
group picture of some past chapter. She looks at the most 
respected and faithful and loyal of them face to face. She fondles 
the Anchor that they wear, and knows it is no sentimental symbol 
of her nominal membership, but the genuine sign and seal that 
she is keeping her vows and deserves to wear it. 

Let us stop and study the fruits of one girl's unselfish lo3ralty to 
her college obligations. She graduated at a woman's college in the 
East. She was exceedingly popular, unusually pretty, and 
prominent in all college afiairs. By her senior year she had gained 
a wide influence over her fellow-students of all classes and how did 
she use it? In word? See first. A library fund was needed for some 
department of student interest. Ulin S. worked for it her whole 
senior year, turning all the resources she could command into this 
channel and giving much time and strength to these efforts. She 
was not wealthy, but she was strong and sincere and she was very 
much in earnest. 

As the time for her graduation approached she thought and 
planned for the welfare of this special student interest, not con- 
fining her efforts to the days when she herself was there to reap the 
benefits. One day a letter came from a wealthy relative, containing 
congratulations on her successful college career and a check for 
one thousand dollars. 

Every cent of this graduation present was turned into the library 
fund for which Ulin S. had so long and so earnestly worked. And 
she left college, this enthusiastic unaffected girl, with her name 
on the lip of every undergraduate in her Alma Mater. 

This is not cited as a pattern or as an example to be literally 
followed by any who may happen to read it. From these few facts 
which might never exactly report themselves there arises a certain 
spirit which ought to be suggestive in our fraternity life. 

If we have strength or talent in some special line, that we can use 
it for Delta Gammas, should we not give it freely, and will not one 
reunions and songs and speeches all be more significant because of 
this every day practical common sense enthusiasm ? 

Marcia Chipman, Phi, '05. 



Is friendship in our youth an idle dream, 

Wherein our fancies shape themselves and liv«? 

Is it the fading of the flowers we deem 
Most dear, and that the rarest fragrance give? 

Is it the reading of another's soul! 

The finding there of what you hold most dear? 
The sparkling of the light on ocean's roll 

As sunbeams play and dance in water clear? 

Is it the telling of a half-known tale; 

That lingers still and lives within your breast? 
The blowing of a wind that's half a gale, 
Until it seeks and finds a place of rest? 

The half-forgotten words of some old song 

The moss-grown wheel within the mill stream slow? 

Is this the friendship we have earned so long? 
Its sound within life's din is then too low! 

LucRETiA Remington, Eta, *06. 




Miss Joe Anna Ross, only daughter of the late Judge Nathan 
Ross, of Chicot County, Arkansas, and of Mrs. Sarah Linton Ross, 
Roland Park, was married to Dr. Omar Borton Pancoast, of this 
city, yesterday morning at 11.30 o'clock in the Friends' Meeting 
House, Park avenue and Laurens street. The ceremony was per- 
formed according to the rites of the Society of Friends, of which 
the bride and groom are members. The ministers present were 
Rev. John J. Cornell, Dr. 0. Fdward Janney, Mrs. Pauline Holme 
and Miss Martha Townsend. 

The bride entered with the groom and was attired in an imported 
gown of dark blue embroidered crepe de chine over tafetta silk, 
with hat and gloves to correspond. She carried a shower boquet 
of lillies of the valley. The ushers were Dr. Guy Le Roy Hunner, 
Dr. William M. Dabney, Mr. William Hamilton Thomas, Jr., and 
Mr. Robert F. Roberts. 

The bride is a graduate of the Woman's College of Baltimore, 
from which institution she received the degree of bachelor, and 
also master of arts. She is a member of the grand council of Delta 
Gamma Fraternity, and since her graduation has been editor-in- 
chief of the Anchora, an inter-collegiate fraternity journal. She is 
said to possess marked literary and artistic ability. 

The groom is the youngest son of the late \ James Childs Pancoast 
and Charlotte Hilman Pancoast, of Woodstown, N. J. He received 
his bachelor of arts degree from Swarthmore College in 1893. In 
that year he entered the Johns Hopkins Medical School, from which 
he was graduated with high honors in 1897. After his graduation 
he became a resident physician in the Hopkins Hospital, and for 
two years was head resident physician of the Union Protestant 
Infirmary, at Division and Mosher streets. Since 1900 he has been 
established in the practice of medicine and surgery in this city. 

Immediately after the ceremony Doctor and Mrs. Pancoast left 
on a northern journey. They will reside at 1500 Madison avenue. 

On Wednesday evening a dinner to the immediate members of 
the two families was given by the bride's mother at her home, 
Roland and Melrose avenues, Roland Park. — Baltimore Sun, Octobet 
1, 1903. 


CKapter Grand. 


The Alumnae and active chapter of Phi mourn the loss of our 
dear sister in Delta Gamma, Lillian Tyler Ward. Mrs. Ward was 
one of the first members of Phi chapter and our hearts are full of 
sorrow and sympathy for her loved ones. 


The many friends of Kathryn Hess will be shocked to learn of 
her death, which occurred at her home in Iowa City, Iowa, Septem- 
ber third, 1903. She entered the University of Iowa in the fall of 
1888, and was at that time initiated into Tau of Delta Gamma. 


CKapter Correspondence. 

The new college year brings Alpha an unusual store of pleasures 
in the midst of which she pauses to send greetings to her sister 

The marked increase in attendance of Mt. Union this year be- 
speaks for our college a new era of prosperity; and the addition of 
two new competent professors can but strengthen ourlbeloved insti- 

At present our chapter consists of seven members, all filled with 
enthusiasm, and we have every prospect of success. We miss two 
of our active girls who are obliged to remain at home this year. 
You all know how the places of the Senior sisters are missed from 
your circles but Alpha is very happy in having £lise Meek, '03, in 
the Home again, as she is Librarian and assisting in the Latin 

The first few weeks of the term are always busy ones so we have 
indulged in few festivities. The first Friday afternoon we gave a 
reception at the Chapter House for all the new girls and enjoyed 
an especially good time; and then we have had that which is an 
everlasting source of intense delight and amusement to every true 
Delta Gamma, an initiation. Many of the alumnae were present 
and refreshments were served. We wish you to welcome our new 
member, Sarah Emma Gregg. Our Chapter Home is full of enthus- 
iastic and happy girls to whom the home grows more dear every 
term. We can scarcely realize how much it means to us to have 
such pleasant surroundings while at college. 

During last Commencement week, one of our sisters, Edna 
Grimes, '02, was married to Dr. Melviell Battes, of Cleveland, 
where they are now enjoying their new home. The college was 
greatly bereaved the past year by the death of Tamerlane Fhiny 
Marsh a former president of the institution. Two of his daughters, 
Winifred Marsh Morton and Harriet Marsh Thoburn were of our 

I think we all feel as we enter upon this year that our love for our 
fraternity and for one another is more unselfish than ever. We 
have had some hard battles to fight but it has made us more united. 
We often feel discouraged but are constantly endeavoring to attain 
a nobler and purer fraternity life. 

Alpha's kindest regards to all the chapters of Delta Gamma. 

Clara Birdaline Millhon, '06. 


BETA; University of Washington, Seattle. 

By the time you turn to this letter you will have read and become 
somewhat familiar with the new home chosen for another chapter of 
Delta Gamma. It has been such a pleasure to tell you of our city 
and university and to feel that we are one of you. 

If you could have seen us that Sunday in May when the telegram 
announcing the granting of a charter to University of Washington 
on May 15th, arrived, you would need no further proof of our en- 

The news was quickly spread to each one of our number and we 
gathered at the home of one member to give vent to our over flow- 
ing spirits. The fraternities on hearing of our good news came to 
congratulate us and welcome us among them. 

Just after learning our good fortune we were pleased to hear that 
another local sorority had also been favored, having received a 
charter from Gamma Phi Beta, granted the next day after ours. 
On Monday morning we two new sororities beamed and smiled 
profusely whenever any of us met, rejoicing in each others good 

Next we all began to plan our initiation. Gamma Phi Beta took 
place first. We extended to them our heart felt sympathy in their 
approaching ordeal and anxiously watched for them next morning 
to see if they came through with any serious bruises for we had 
heard that their goat had been brought from Berkley in ''five 

When our initiation came, a week later, they gave us their 
sympathy and wished us safely through. 

Now I must tell you about an important event in our lives. 

The Phi Delta Thetas graciously offered us the use of their 
house for our initiation. We dined at their house on that auspic- 
ious night and after spending a short time in singing and wondering 
about what was in store for us, we closed all doors and blinds and 
were at last ready to be initiated. 

Our dear Mrs. Winfield Smith, who pleaded our cause at the 
Madison convention, assisted by Miss Elizabeth B. Hancock of Xi 
initiated us into the realms of mystery in fraternity life. The 
plegdes appealed to us very deeply and our earnest desire is that 
we may faithfully fulfill each and every part of the vows taken 
that night. 

You do not know how much we love Mrs. Smith who has taken 
such uniting interest in us. Our hearts swelled with pride when we 


heard of the pretty tributes paid her at the convention banquet 
Miss Hancock is also a loyal Delta G. She has been so devoted 
to us and so anxious that we should be D. G's too. 

We have chosen Beta as our chapter name as a little compliment 
to Mrs. Smith whose husband is a Beta Theta Pi, and to Mrs. Cole- 
grave who was so interested in us as a local sorority and whose 
husband is also a Beta. 

On the night of June 5th, nine girls and our honorary member 
were initiated into Delta Gamma. 

Our first banquet took place at Hotel Washington on the evening 
of June 8th, covers were laid for fifteen as we are fortunate in hav- 
ing four Delta Gammas near us from other colleges. Our first ban- 
quet was truly a happy one and in our toasts we certainly did credit 
to the occasion. 

This summer we have enjoyed visits with Delta Gammas from 
Minnesota and Stanford. 

Another big event in our new life has been wearing the Anchor. 

We are planning a fraternity house and hope soon to realize 
our desires. 

Our University opened Sept. 21st and the fall campaign has been 
very interesting, the rushing has consisted of numerous spreads, 
teas and luncheons and small parties. Six girls will soon be ini- 

This year promises to be a bright one and one night a week will 
gladly be given to the interests of D. G. and though we are the 
'*baby chapter" in age we aspire high, and hope that you will have 
cause to be proud of your "June Babies" in the far West. 

Our chapter roll at present is as follows: Mrs Priest, honorary, 
Grace Green, Sara Reeves, Pearl McDonnell, Elizabeth McDonnell, 
Lillian .Miller, Elizabeth B. Hancock, Kathr3m Crouch, Helen 
Vanpell, Charlotte Burges, Mary Bell. 

Our picture -is of the local chapter of last year. 

We are looking forward to meeting any of you who may happen 
to come to our city. You will ever find a hearty welcome among us. 

Pearl McDonnell, '02. 

Zeta; Albion College, Albion, Mich. 

We are not many in numbers this fall, there being only nine of 
our girls back; but we are full of hope and have bright prospects 
for a successful rushing season. 




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We miss our five seniors of last year, so much, but have a strong 
addition to our number in one of our old girls, — Mrs. Laumy Bar- 
brain Steele, who has come to live among us this year. 

The first Friday night of the term, the Y. M. and Y. W. C. 
Associations gave their annual opening reception to the new 
students at the gymnasium. We missed many familiar faces but 
were glad to greet the new ones. 

It is still five weeks to bidding day, so we have not begun our 
hard rushing yet. We are trying, this fall, to do more personal 
work among our new girls. Several of the girls have had little 
rushing parties in their rooms, at which only three or four freshmen 
were invited and not more than four Delta Gammas present. 

Our foot-ball outlook is unusually promising this fall, our team 

having the heaviest that we have had for several years. 

From our college Pleiad I clip the following which may interest 
our fraternity sisters. 


It has been learned thro' experience that the practice of the 

sorority girls, termed ''rushing," is injurious alike to sororities, 

non-members, and the college. 

Therefore, the chapters of Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Chi 

Omega, and Delta Gamma represented at Albion College, do hereby 

agree to the following regulations : 

1. That we recognize the second Wednesday of November as 
our asking day and before that day, do no bidding ; 

2. That all bids shall be sealed bids, and shall be mailed on 
the asking day; 

3. That each sorority shall be limited to two rushing parties 
during the rushing season; 

4. That a rushing party shall be defined as a function at which 
eligible girls are present with more than four girls from any one 
sorority, when girls from no other sorority are present. Any such 
function shall be considered as a rushing party, whether the invita- 
tions are given in the name of the fraternity or of individuals; 

5. That no sorority girl shall leave her regular seat in chapel in 
order to be with an eligible girl, nor shall persuade an eligible girl 
to leave her seat. No sorority girl shall keep an eligible girl from 
chapel ; 

6. That there shall be an advisory council, which shall be com- 
posed of two alumnae and one active member from each sorority, 
to be chosen annually. 



It shall be the duty of this council : 

(1) To decide questions of doubt concerning the interpretation 
of this contract : and 

(2) To judge cases of violation of contract, after each case shall 
have been presented by two members of each of the parties 

7. If it is learned that any sorority, or any one member there- 
of, has in any way violated the above contract, the remaining 
sororities may consider themselves released from their pledge, after 
satisfactory proof is given at a meeting of the advisory council ; 

8. Should any sorority desire to withdraw from this contract, it 

may do so by making formal announcement of its intention to the 

parties concerned during the last week of any term of the college 


EDITH BOLSTER, Kappa Alpha Theta, 

NELLA RAMSDELL, Alpha Chi Omega, 

PEARL MILLER, Delta Gamma. 


Zeta sends greetings and best wishes for a prosperous year to all 
Delta Gammas. 

Fanny m. tuthill, '04. 


"The fairy beam upon you 
The stars to glisten on you, 
A moon of light in the noon of night, 
'Till the fire-drake hath o'ergone you! 
The wheel of fortune guide you. 
The boy with the bow beside you ; 
Run aye in the way till the bird of day, 
And the luckier lot betide you." 

Such is Eta's greeting to Delta Gammas at the beginning of a 
new college year. Even though we are scattered far and wide, 
there is a sweet spirit of sisterhood that binds us in a close union. 
It is not always necessary that we must be near together to appre- 
ciate and help one another. We cannot help but let our hearts reach 
out to the far-away chapters and find there a welcome and a hearty 
hand clasp. 

Our chapter lost two of its members by graduation from college. 
Amy Motz and Pearl Marty. We are especially proud of them. 
Miss Motz is society editor of Akron's Beacon Journal, and Pearl 


Marty is a normal student in Cleveland. Alice Fieberger, has gone 
from Buchtel to the Woman's College in Cleveland and we miss 
her at roll-call. 

We six Delta Gammas are rushing several fine girls, and« though 
we do not wish to boast, think that our rushing parties were especi- 
ally enjoyable. There is a beautiful gorge not far from Akron, 
where the rugged scenery is very fine. We wandered around among 
the rocks for several hours then took the car to Anyahoga Falls. 
One of the Delta's lives there and we had supper. The walk had 
made us hungry and every thing tasted good. 

At another one of our rushing parties, we toasted marsh-mallows 
around a glowing wood-fire. It was a pretty evening and the 
"stunt" was heartily enjoyed. This formed one feature of the 
entertainment. I mention it because I think it worthy of a trial by 
others. Why not, when writing fraternity letters, tell of some of 
our successful "doings" so that others may benefit by them? 

Buchtel has a number of students this year and her future is 
bright. Athletic work has commenced and we hope to do better in 
it than last year. We had our color rush and the poor Freshies 
lost every bit of their ribbons, the rest did little if any reciting. 
The next morning the little band of eleven said their prayers back- 
wards to the Committee and were forgiven. 

Our chapter thinks very highly of the President's address. It is 
so full of common-sense, so clean cut and decided. Every word 
seems necessary to the whole. LUCRETIA HEMINGTON,'06. 

Theta; Indiana University, Bloomington. 

Because of Theta of Delta Gamma, ten particular girls made 
fudge in the chapter house library the Saturday evening before col- 
lege opened ready for an other year at dear old Indiana. 

Fudge and nonsensical gabbling disappeared together and plans 
for the coming "spike" were fixed in mind. 

One of the jolliest "rushes" was a breakfast at which fried 
chicken disappeared at an astonishing rate. 

Now the spiking season is over and Theta gladly introduces Ethel 
Sherwood of Linton and Anna Naustol of Jeffersonville. 

Iva Sullivan '04 is in Illinois University this year, having decided 
to take up library work. There are three other Delta Gammas here. 

All things point toward a prosperous year for Indiana as well as 
for Theta, and we wish the same for all Delta Gammas. 

Emma Munger, '03. 

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Kappa -, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 

The last few weeks have indeed been busy ones for Kappa. First 
and foremost came rushing weeks, when the "old girls" returned 
to a new fraternity house and hard work. 

Tuesday night, September fifteenth, at the house, the Omaha 
girls gave some tableaux cleverly representing "Father Goose 
R3nnes." A swinging door was made to represent the cover of the 
book which was opened for pictures of the different characters. 
Between acts, "Monsieur Plancon" and **Monsieur DeReske" 
favored us with some wonderful vocal selections. 

Wednesday evening, our annual dinner-dance took place at Mount 
Emerald, Lillian Fitzgerald's beautiful home. Nearly forty girls 
were present. The dining room was decorated with ferns, palms 
and Delta Gamma roses. During the dinner Ruth Bryan announced 
her engagement to Mr. Learitt of Newport, R. I. This was 
a surprise to many of us and while we were happy with her, yet we 
were sorry that another of our sisters was to be taken away from us. 

Friday, we had a dinner at the Country Club. It was served in 
the grill room. Singing as usual furnished much entertainment 
and after dinner there was a general good time toasting marsh-mal- 
lows and dancing. 

A breakfast, given by Mrs. Sherman, one of our alumnae 
members, on Saturday morning, was the last of rushing gaities and 
Kappa, defying all superstition for our active girls numbered 
thirteen, came forth with flying colors on twelve pledges, Ruth 
Raymond, Louise Burnharn, Majorie Watkins, Helen Wilson, 
Dorrance Harwood and Louise Brace, all of Lincoln, Eta Schneider 
of Fremont, Nebraska, Helen Bridge of Norfolk, Nebraska, Alma 
Elting of Grand Island, Nebraska, Laura Lantry and Abbie Stewart 
of Blair, Nebraska, and Celia Harrims of St. Louis, Missouri. 

Friday Night, October second, we had initiation; and now, 
eleven of the twelve pledges are wearers of the anchor. On account 
of typhoid fever it was impossible to initiate Abbi Stewart then, but 
we are anxiously looking forward to the time when she too will 
wear the Anchor. 

On September nineteenth, at the home of the bride's parents 
Edna Harely was married to Edward J. Roth. Mr. Roth is a member 
of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Theirs was a beautiful 
home wedding. Saturday evening, September twenty-sixth, we 
gave a linen shower for Ruth Bryan and one week later at Fairview, 
W. J. Bryan's country home, she was married to William Homer 


Learitt of Newport, R. I. It was a simple but a beautiful home 
wedding. The active girls, dressed in white, came down the stairs 
first and formed an isle through which the bride and groom passed. 

Sunday morning they left for Newport, where they will spend the 

Kappa sends greetings to you all, and welcomes those of you who 
have just put on the Anchor. 

Roma louise Love, '06. 


After a long, delightful summer. Lambda has a big budget of 
news. We were able to keep in close touch all vacation through 
summer meetings of those living in the Twin Cities and through a 
fat round-robin that was on the wing from the time school closed 
until it opened. We are rejoicing in a new toy, our House, the 
first Sorority house at the University. You can imagine our pride 
and delight and we mean to enjoy it as much as possible this year. 
There are already rumors of other houses soon to be occcupied. 
Our dear Alumnae have done wonders in helping us furnish it, and 
by judicious planning we have made our limited purse assume 
almost the proportions of that of Fortunatus. We have seven girls 
in the house and the dearest of chaperons. We count ourselves es- 
pecially fortunate in having among them Maude Stedman of Omega 
and Mabel Thomas one of our Alumnae. The house was hurriedly 
put in order for the reception given by Lambda to the visiting Kap- 
pa Alpha Theta convention* a housewarming and the first official 
announcement of our cherished scheme. 

The house has proved a wonderful help during rushing season. 
Rushing began unusually early this year and was over in a remark- 
ably short time. The season has been a very successful one for us. 
It is hard to say who are the happier, the ten new girls or the 
twelve active girls. We have to present Grace Weitzel, Harriet 
Moore, Janet McClure, Ethel Rockwood, Grace Stillwell a graduate 
of Wellesley, Marie Barnes and Florence Schuyler both of Fargo 
N. Dak., Lotta Linder of Mankato, Lucretia Steele of Princeton, 111., 
Miimie Stinchfield of Rochester, Minn. We hold our initiation 
October twelfth at the house. We are looking forward to visits from 
some of the chapters who will come here to see the foot-ball games 
played on our New Northrop field which was dedicated only a short 
time ago. 


Last week President Northrop celebrated his sixty-ninth birthday 
and the forty-first anniversary of his marriage. The students took 
the opportunity of expressing a little of the love and honor we all 
felt for him by the gift of a handsome Oriental rug. The President, 
much delighted and touched, retaliated for the surprise by 
making us all cry. 

We were happily surprised by having Edith Frost with us for at 
least one more semester. Surprises of all sorts seem to be fashions, 
for quite suddenly Gertrude Weaver decided to return to Stanford. 
We were so disappointed for we had hoped to have her with us at 
least one more year. Lambda has been doing its share to disprove 
the theory that co-education discourages matrimony. Last summer 
Alsie Carter was married to Mr. Harry Victor Fuller and has gone 
to make her home at Mountain Iron, Minnesota. Early this fall 
Louise Winchell surprised us all by the announcement of her ap- 
proaching marriage December twentieth to Mr. Draper Dayton of 
Minneapolis — a graduate of Princeton. We do not lose her for she 
makes her home here. Eleanor Dickinson's engagement to Mr. 
Tate, '02, Beta Theta Pi, was announced a few days ago. There 
is no telling what emulation will be roused by the glitter of dia- 
mond solitaires. We only hope that none will be tempted to flights 
far from home for we do not feel that we can afiord to lose a single 
Lambda girl. We look forward to great things to come from the 
increased co-operation of our active chapter with the alumnae only 
recently organized as an Alumnae chapter. 

Lambda sends her greetings to all the chapters and hopes that this 
year will prove a happy and successful one for all Delta Gammas. 

Ruth Rasholt, '04. 
Xi; University of Michigan, Ann arbor. 

The year has begun propitiously for Xi, with sixteen in the active 

The usual rushing parties kept us busy the first week. We gave 
a German, a hay ride eight miles to Whitmore Lake and back by 
moonlight, a Dutch lunch, canoeing parties, and informal dances 
without end; but our pledges amply repay us for all our exertions — 
They are Beulah and Breta Brigham from Grand Rapids, Henrietta 
Stratton from Nevada, Missouri, and Ruth Shartel, from Neosho, 

The annual Fresh — Soph — Rush took place last week, and 
it proved more exciting than usual. Red Posters, warning the 


Freshmen of their imminent doom, aroused much excitement, and 
at night the Campus was thronged with bands of Freshmen and 
Sophomores. The fun lasted until late into the night, and several 
freshmen were arrested. 

Xi announces the engagement of Lucy Cooley, our con- 
vention delegate, to Mr. William Houston, which came as a 
great surprise to most of us. We feel that we are lucky 
in that Miss Cooley' s father insists on her finishing her college 

We are all delighted to hear Alice Scott's accounts of her 
reception at Leland Stanford by the Upsilon Delta Gammas. She 
can tell of three chapters now, as she was initiated at Minnesota be- 
fore she came to Michigan. 

Xi wishes you all a pleasant year, and as good luck as she has had 
in her pledges. 

Elizabeth Prall, '06. 

Rho; Syracuse University, Syracuse, n. Y. 

The opening days of college were saddened by the death of Miss 
Smalley, the only daughter of the dean of the college of Liberal Arts. 
The blow was felt not only by immediate friends and sorority sisters 
of Gamma Phi Beta, but also by all who had known her though only 

Helen Faulk's '01, Madison, N. J. visited Rho during the open- 
ing weeks of college. 

Edna McKinley '02 teaches in Fayetteville High-School. Olive 
Hartwig '03 and Angeline Golly '03 have also taken up high-school 

Rho takes pleasure in announcing her six pledgings : Mabel 
Brown '06, Gail Selmser '06, Grace Faulks '06, Ellen Blake '07, 
Carolyn Abeles '07, Pauline Hageman. Elizabeth Robert '06 who 
was pledged in the spring did not return to college. 

Bertha Wilson, '00, sailed in August for Harfoot, Turkey, byway 
of the continent. She will enter upon mission work there. Fannie 
Huntley, Ex — *04, who was compelled to leave college on account 
of delicate health, is again taking work upon the hill. Rho enter- 
tained at the home of Mrs. Huntley. Musical selections and a pop- 
ular song contest made the evening pleasant. Refreshments were 
served upon the veranda; Mrs. Ayres, Mrs. McChesney, and Mrs. 
Huntley received, assisted by Edna McKinley '02 and Edith Snyder 


The usual formalities of flouring, salting, and receiving the 
promising new-comers have become past history; work progresses; 
"hustle" is the watch-word, as everyone launches upon the new 
year with all its problems and possibilities. Rho would heartily 
wish ''Bon voyage!" to each Delta Gamma sister. 

Louise e. Cooley, '05. 

SIGMA; Northwestern University, Evanston, III. 

Sigma is glad to introduce to Delta Gamma eight new pledges, 
Ragna Hangan, Esther Barnard, Louise Congdon, Gladys Glaspell, 
Ellen Lloyd, Edna Kendall, all of '07, and Eleanor Bartholomew 
and Grace Kee who will enter college next year. 

Rushing, this season has been unusually exciting, but we feel that 
we have come out with flying colors. We have had any num- 
ber of attractive parties, among them a beach party at Glencoe. On 
a cool, windy night, we gathered together, under the shelter of a 
blufi, about a huge drift-wood Are, and after feasting upon roasted 
corn, hot coffee, and innumerable other "goodies," we brought the 
good time to a close with jolly college songs. 

We have all been very anxious over the serious illness of Mary 
Raymond's sister Ruth, but reports up to the present time have 
been favorable enough to give us great hopes. 

On August twenty-six, Elsa Dewar *04, was married to Mr. Ray- 
mond Cook, and on October seventh, Irene Cook was married to Mr. 
Charles Phillips. We are looking forward to a third Delta Gamma 
wedding, that of Miss Mary MacHarg and Mr. Joseph Halstead, 
which takes place October twenty-first. 

We all send love and best wishes for a successful year to every 
Delta Gamma. 

Ella trelease, '06. 

Tau; University of Iowa, Iowa City. 

We need not say that rushing has been strenuous this fall, unless 
we include the rushing of the dear old girls we had not seen since 
last June. One night a merry crowd of us old-timers, together with 
four or five of our soon-to-be pledges, were royally entertained at the 
home of Mary Beermaker Breene. A day or so later we enjoyed a 
spread at one of the girls' rooms, and the next day, on account of the 
rain, our picnic Edgewater had to be transferred to Edith Evans' 
room, where we had a jolly time. 


Ruth Hobby — Gibbs, Louise Brockett, and Mrs. Benjamin 
Swisher, better known to us as Helen Moulton have visited in town 
this fall, and we hope to see Lena Roach, one of our Seniors of last 
year, also Edith Preston, soon. Ethel Elliott, '03 is in Boston this 
year, and Blanche Spinney we lent to Upsilon for the year; which 
shows you how widely scattered our old girls are. Eleanor McLaugh- 
lin, '03, is teaching in Mason City, and Cathryn Crockett in the 
city schools. 

One important topic of conversation these days is our Hallowe'en 
party at the armory, which bids fair to be the first party of the year. 

We wish you could all come. 

We have just received a most cordial invitation from Lambda to 
visit them at the time of the Iowa Minnesota game, but on account 
of the party, we fear we will have to draw our purse strings tight 
and resist the temptation. 

When you read this letter, initiation will be a thing of the past, 
and you will have five new sisters, whom we are more than proud to 
introduce to the Greek world. They are : Laura Walker, of Des 
Moines, Marguerite Ragnet, of Davenport, Henrietta Plock, of 
Burlington, Beulah Bissell of Independence, and Grace Crockett of 
Iowa City. They send their love and best wishes to all Delta Gam- 
mas. And so do we all of us ! 

Ruth Fleming, '04. 
UPSILON; Stanford University, California. 

The University opened this year on the twenty-sixth of August, 
and after a fast and furious rushing season of four weeks, Upsilon 
has initiated seven new members, Ethel Belle Hoops, '07, of 
Chicago, Illinois; Endora Bran fort Bundy, '07, of Toledo, Ohio; 
Leta Louise Phelps, '07, of Duluth, Minnesota; Elizabeth Coulter 
Baldridge, '07, of Albuguergue, New Mexico; Elizabeth Julia Crum- 
by, '07, of Redlands, California; Edna Robotham, '07, of 
Redlands ; and Elsie Blair, '05. of Grand Forks, North Dakota. 
The latter is the wife of John Elwood Blair, Assistant Professor of 
Law here at Stanford. 

During rushing-season Upsilon gave her usual number of din- 
ners, tally-ho rides, picnics, informal dances, etc., and one large 
and more elaborate dance. We also gave a fair and auction and the 
usual football dinner. 

Ben Greet's company of English players were here last month, and 
presented "Everyman" on September 21st, and "Twelfth NigM" 


on the following evening. The company came here under the aus* 
pices of the Stanford English Club, of which one of Upsilon girls 
is president, and five are members. The chief members of the 
cast were entertained at the fraternity houses where there were 
club-members, and so we entertained Miss Bucklin and Miss Rees 
in our chapter house, while Mrs. Kimball the mother of three of 
our members, had Mr. and Mrs Crawley for her guests, at her home 
on the campus. We gave a dinner during their stay here, at which 
"Everyman" (Mrs. Crawley) and "Death" (Mr. Crawley) were the 
guests of honor. 

We are glad to have with us again this year Elizabeth Sears, '05, 
who was teaching last year at her home in Portland, Oregon. Alice 
Scott, of Duluth, Minnesota, who was initiated at Lambda and 
spent last year at Xi, is with Upsilon this year, as is Blanche Spin- 
ney of Tau. With eighteen girls in the house, and nine active 
members at their homes on the campus or close by the University, 
it may be imagined that the banquet-table last Saturday night 
was well filled. Many of the Alumnae from the chapter came back too. 

We have most of us visited the Alpha Beta Sigmas at Berkley at 
least once again this fall, and entertained them and their rushes at 
a tea here on September fifth. 

One of the Upsilons' active members, Alice Eugenia Arnold, '03, 
of Los Angeles, was married to Mr. Charles Ross Lewers, Assistant 
Professor of Law here at Stanford. Mr. Lewers took his A. B. at 
the University of Nevada in 1893, at Stanford in 1896, and hisLL. 
D. at Harvard in 1899. 

Helen Smith, ex — '03, will be married, at Los Angeles on 
November third to Mr. George Cushing Martin, and will live in 
Omaha, Nebraska. Mona Martin, ex — '02 was married in Septem- 
ber to Mr. Charles Montgomery of Omaha. 

At the University Assembly this morning, a song by one of 
Upsilon's seniors was sung by the Glee Club. It is entitled "The' 
Cardinal Song," and tied for first and second prizes in the recent 
football-song contest here. 

Upsilon greets all her sisters, both old and new, and wishes them 
a successful year. ALICE WINDSOR KIMBALL, '04. 

PHI; University of Colorado, Boulder. 

We had at the beginning of school, eleven active girls, eight of 
whom live in the new chapter house, which by the way is very fine 
and' makes a lovely home. 


The foot-ball season opened with a game between Utah and Colo- 
rado in which we came off victorious with a score of 22 to 0. Our 
first victory makes us most hopeful for the future. 

Our rushing parties this year were very informal and after 
three busy weeks the season is practically over. We have seven 
splendid pledges to introduce to our Delta Gamma sisters ; Corinne 
Dawson ; Mabel Wells ; Thurza Thomas ; Cora Parker ; Mary Doty ; 
Eunice Wells. 

Saturday evening October third, the women of the University at 
the annual Woman's League Reception initiated the new girls into 
the ways of the Freshmen and an enjoyable evening was spent by 

One of the pleasantest events of the year was a bridal dinner 
given by the active chapter in honor of our newest bride, Elsie 
Moore Brown. The evening was spent in a quiet talk and closed 
with Delta Gamma songs and many good wishes for the happy bride. 

Phi sends the best of love to all her sisters, hoping that they may 
have a most successful year. WINNIE W. Baily, *06. 

Chi; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 

Of course the most important factor in the first two weeks of our 
return to college has been "rushing.'' Chi decided not to have 
a denfiite pledge day this year and so at various times during the 
opening days of school, we have had the good fortune to pledge 
four splendid girls, — Chloe Vosburg, who comes to us as a junior 
from Oberlin College, Mary McCale, '07, Marion Armstrong, '07, 
and Grace Christy, '07. We are starting out this year with an ex- 
ceptionally large chapter and feel ourselves stronger than ever 

Chi has had an exceptionally pleasant summer because of the 
house party given by Ednah Doubleday, '03 at her cottage on Lake 
Chautauqua. We spent a week there in true camping fashion and 
feel that it did us a world of good by helping us to know one 
another better. We are planning to have these reunions every year. 

Chi wishes all her sister chapters a most prosperous and enjoyable 
college year. SYLVIA ERNESTINE BALL, '06. 

Psi; The WOMAN'S College, Baltimore, Md. 

Last year Pan-Hellenic decided to have pledge day two weeks 
before Easter. This decision was made so that we might get 


acquainted with the new girls in a rational way. There is to be no 
hard rushing and so far both old and new girls are feeling the ben- 
efits. We have had more time for being together as a whole. 

Elizabeth and Janet Goucher had fourteen Delta Gammas at Alto 
Dale, their country home, to spend the night. They gave us a 
banquet and then we had a jolly informal time around the grate. 
Marguerite Lake, '06, had a birthday party for the Sophomores and 
we find that rushing ourselves gives us good, jolly times. 

Margaret Morriss, one of our seniors is Editor in Chief of the 
Kalends, the college paper, this year. Jean Smith '06 and Mar- 
garet Murdoch '05 did not come back this year and we miss them 
both. Jean expects to visit Marguerite Lake in November and to go 
on our house party. 

Rosalie Pendleton is teaching at a private school in Pittsburg 
and Mary Taylor is teaching in the public schools at Demopolis, 
Ala. They are both 1903 girls. 

Anne George lives in the city this winter and her tea table is 
always at our service. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell Palmer II. have a son John Camp- 
bell Palmer III. who was born in July. Mrs. Palmer was Jeanette 
Ostrander Psi, '02. In September they were all three here and 

the chief topics of conversation was "Babs." 

On September twenty third, Katl\erine Claggett '95 was married 
to Dr. Harvey Grant Beck of Baltimore, and October first, Joe Anna 
Ross '95 to Dr. Omar Borton Pancoast also of Baltimore. Joe Anna 
invited all her Delta Gamma sisters to the wedding at the Friends' 
Park Avenue Meeting House and afterwards to sign the marriage 
certificate. Joy Webster of Kappa came over from Washington for 
the wedding and afterwards visited us at the college. 

Helen Shaw '00 of Macon, Ga., has been visiting in town ^and 

was with us at the Goucher' s house-party. 

Psi sends greeting to all Delta Gammas. 


OMEGA; University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

During the last month* two of the Omega's town girls have 
married and left Madison to live in other cities and even in other 
states. Mrs. Lynn Williams, known in Delta Gamma as Helen 
Harvey, is living in her own house in Evanston, 111. Mrs. Walter 
Thom, formerly Rose Dye, ia now on her way tu her new home in 


Lyredall, South Dakota. We all most sincerely wish them happi- 
ness and long, prosperous lives. Besides bidding farewell to these 
two sisters of ours, we have welcomed to Madison an Alumna of 
Tau chapter, Mrs. Harry Richards, whose husband is the new Dean 
of the Law School; Miss Hunt from Sigma who is to be the 
Instructor of Domestic Science next Semester; Mrs. Woodbum 
whose husband is Professor of History in the University. 

Of the girls in our active chapter there is much to tell. This 
rushing season has been a most prosperous one. Our watchword 
has been "A Quantity of Quality is what we want in Delta Gamma," 
and as a result we have a fine large class of initiates. The follow- 
ing girls were pledged this season: ErmaKellar of Janesville, Isabel 
Mace of Duluth ; Helen Harris of Racine ; Florence Bemis of Oshkosh ; 
Celia Newman and Blanche Lyle of Madison. Besides these girls 
there are seven others who were pledged daring the past years and 
who will this year be wearers of the anchor : Helen Sheldon, Mar- 
garet Frankenburger, Lily Taylor of Madison; Hazel Bray and 
Miriam Noyes of Oshkosh ; Elizabeth McKee of Janesville ; Camilla 
McKee of White water. 

Omega has worked hard for her success and trusts that all her 
sister chapters are equally satisfied with their efforts. 

HELEN Whitney, '06. 

Kappa Theta alumnae, Lincoln, Neb. 

Kappa Theta remained dormant until the return of our Grand 
Prexie a few weeks ago. Under the inspiration of her presence our 
first meeting proved a most enthusiastic one. Many of the younger 
girls have joined the ranks of the old, giving us a membership of 
something above twenty. Our first regular monthly meeting is to 
be a social evening with the active chapter, to give the rather 
numerous young Freshmen an early opportunity to become 
acquainted with their progenitors. We hope to mingle with the 
active girls often this winter and keep even more closely than 
before in touch with their interests. At the suggestion of a num 
ber of our good housekeepers in Kappa Theta, a home missionary 
department has been organized to look after the needs of the frater- 
nity home and add to its equipment from time to time. 

Kappa Theta girls were out in goodly numbers to welcome the 
initiates a week ago. The interest was trebled for some of us 
whose earliest recollection of these pledglings dates back to pushing 


a baby cab, with Dorrance, the erstwhile baby sister of Helen Har- 
wood '06, or some one of the other "children'* within. 

Early in August about twenty-five girls from Lincoln and Omaha 
spent a jolly day in Ashland as guests of Mrs. Wiggenhom, 
Jessie Lansing and Hallie Wilson. The same week a numbes went 
down to Crete to sing the Lohengrin chorus for Mary Tidball who 
now is mistress of the manse in Montepelier, Vermont. 

My successful rival in the ever spirited race for the office of 
Anchora correspondent has left me the one doubtful consolation of 
writing her letter, while she sojourns among her relatives, and of 
subscribing myself Anchora correspondent for the first quarter. 

Grace Irene bridge, '95. 

Chi Upsilon Alumnae, New York City. 

Although usually scattered to the uttermost parts of Greater New 
York and separated by miles forbidding trolleys and third rails, 
Chi Upsilon Delta Gammas manage to get here once in a while. 
This season, for the first time a few choice spirits gathered in Mrs. 
Edna Polk Wilson's sky parlor, Saturday, October 10th. Chi, Omega 
and Kappa were represented. 

Vacation reminiscences and individual places for the winter were 
the absorbing topics for a few moments. We find that while we 
are from very widely separated parts of the United States we have 
many interests in common aside from the obvious one of Delta 
Gamma. Many of the girls are in work that is most interesting to 
all of us. 

We missed some familiar faces, as usual, for every Fall necessar- 
ily makes changes, here as in the active chapters. 

Miss Scott of Chi, Mrs. Robinson, and Miss Edith Lewis of Kap- 
pa and Mrs. Dietz of Omega, are with us for the first time this 
year. We find the problem of how to make the most of our chapter 
here in a large city, rather a unique one. 

We feel that we must miss seeing a great many Delta Gammas 
who pass through New York, because we have no definite well 
known centre. We are trying to arrange to have a luncheon down 
town in some central place every month, so that we may be able to 
announce a regular place and time of meeting. In that way any of 
you who are in the city for a short time, may find us if you will. 
We hope you will keep us informed of any alumnae of your chapter 
who may be in our vicinity. 


In the meantime, as we have not yet completed this arrange- 
ment, the Anchora correspondent, who is centrally located will be 
glad to put visiting Delta Gammas in touch with the chapter. 

Some of our girls met with officers and members of the Grand 
Council this summer and were very much interested in their 
plans for rejuvenating Alumnae interest. We find in such informal 
discussions of fraternity affairs as we are constantly having in our 
meetings it is a great thing to have the point of view from so many 
different chapters. In promoting the interests of Delta Gamma in 
new colleges, and in advising in the general affairs of the fraternity 
we certainly need some definite organized Alumnae chapters. 

With greetings to Delta Gammas from Chi Upsilon. 

Helen Gregory, Kappa, '95. 

Psi Omicron Alumnae ass'N; Baltimore, Md. 

The new correspondent for Psi Omicron wishes to ask the indul- 
gence of the Anchora for a very brief letter this month. The 
chapter is just arranging some new plans for meetings, but as they 
are not yet arranged, it would be out of order to disclose them. 
Suffice to say that we are looking forward to the winter with much 
pleasure, and hope to have regular attendance from our eighteen 
members. Our two most recent brides, Joe Anna Ross Fancoast and 
Catherine Clagett Beck, are a source of great interest to us. We 
approve very heartily of the men who either bring our girls back to 
Baltimore or keep them here, so Dr. Fftncoast and Dr. Beck have 
received a warm welcome from Psi Omicron. We are also 
delighted to have with us Anna George, ex '04, who is teaching in 
the Girls' Country School. 

Last Friday twenty-four Psi actives and alumnae spent the after- 
noon as guests of Dr. and Mrs. Omar Pancoast in their lovely new 
home, 1500 Madison Avenue. 

Mabel M. Reese, '99. 


Personals from Ilappa TKeta. 

Edith Abbott is doing graduate work in Chicago University 
where she has a fellowship in economics. 

« « « 

Joy Webster has gone to her new home in Washington, D. C. 
Though far from Kappa sisters, Joy will find consolation in being 

near the Psi girls. 

« « « 

Edith Lewis, who is in New York doing journalistic work, has 
accepted a position with the Century Company. 

« « « 

Mrs. Milton Bryan, nee Clara Parks, is living in Chicago. 

« « « 

Helen Gregory, whose present home is in New York, visited in 
Lincoln during the summer. She was very enthusiastic over the 
future of the New York Alumnae Chapter. 

* « « 

Georgie Camp is teaching English in the High School at Eau 

Claire, Wisconsin. 

« « « 

Alice Wing, one of our charter members, who lives in New 
York, visited her sister Mrs. Brace in August. 

* « * 

Nona Bridge intends to spend the winter at her home in Fremont, 
Nebraska, resting from school duties. 

« « « 

Mrs. Edmisten, nee Alice Righter, has moved from Omaha to 
Lincoln, to make her home among us once more. 

* * « 

Grace Abbott, who was with us last year as graduate student, is 
teaching in Grand Island High School and working on her thesis for 

her M. A. Degree. 

« « « 

The following officers should be reported for Kappa Theta: 
HELEN BURDICK WELCH, Associate Editor, 

1436 Sr. 20th Street. 

MARIE WIESNER, Corresponding Secretary, 
910 South 14th Street. 

The temporary Anchora correspondent of Chi Upsilon, Helen 
Gregory, Kappa, '95, is at the Hotel Martha Washington, 29 E. 29th 
street, N. Y. City and would be glad to know of any Delta Gammas 
who are in the city permanently or temporarily. 




"The true scale on which to grade the real intrinsic worth of a 
fraternity is the affection maintained towards it by its alumni. 
This we take to be the positive difference between a fraternity and 
any other organized body in the world, except, possibly, an old reg- 
iment with traditions; that the others are merely adventitious asso- 
ciations, entered into for purposes more or less selfish, whose claims 
cease with one's relations with them, while this is a real alliance 
formed for the common good, developed only by the common and 
self-denying labor for that good, and perpetuated by the existence 
of that life-spark which we may term, for want of a better name, 
esprit de corps. A man who has graduated from college has 
presumably 'gotten out' everything possible to be extracted from 
his undergraduate connections; and it is only the strict adherence 
to some recognized principle, quite apart from the fleeting recol- 
lection of happy hours irrevocably gone, that would make him wish 
to enter into new affiliations that bind him to the days of his 
student life. The 'recognized principle' is, of course, that the 
fraternity to which he is bound by ties none the less strong 
because they are pleasant, must at any sacrifice of himself alwa3rs 
be advanced; and it is just in proporion as this feeling is strong or 
faint within a man's heart that his fraternity is a good fraternity, 
or one that is not so good. 

"There are many ways in which alumni, individually, can show 
their deep regard for the fraternity that is theirs while life lasts; 
but we do not know how, collectively, they can do this in any more 
unmistakable way than by forming themselves into an association, 
founded upon the principles of that fraternity, inspired by its ever- 
lasting purpose. The organization of every association is a mile- 
stone in the progress of this fraternity toward the lofty heights to 
which our principles must ever make us aspire. Each one is a 
monument more lasting than bronze, bearing witness that this is 
a fraternity not in name only, but in very deed a brotherhood." — 
Sigma Alpha EpsUon Record. 

"In making 'points' for the estimation of the strength of a frater- 
nity, it has come to be the fashion to lay a stress that is absurdly 
disproportionate upon the number of its inactive chapters. Accord- 
ing to the modem reckoning, a dead chapter is regarded as a 


sigrnificant comment upon the wisdom or stability of the fraternity 
that fathered it, and ten dead chapters, or twenty, or thirty, make 
the matter ten, or twenty, or thirty times as bad. A natural result 
of this point of view is that fraternities avoid making additions to 
their dead list as they would the plague. This, we submit, is 
altogether wrong and altogether foolish. 

''As we understand the use of the term, a chapter may be 'dead' 
for one of several reasons; and there is no necessary implication 
that it has, from simple lack of the vital spark, merely flickered 
and gone out. It may be that the college which supported it has 
so dwindled away that it has ceased to attract men of proper caliber 
and in sufficient quantity, or has actually been compelled to close 
its doors; either of which events carries no deeper reproach to the 
fraternity than is conveyed by a possible lack of judgment in enter- 
ing an institution whose future is not definitely assured. Only the 
same slight measure of reproach is attendant upon the early expira- 
tion of a chapter too hastily rushed in before the laying of adequate 
foundations, which is the condition antecedent to the surrender of 
many a charter. Indeed, we think there is but one sort of 'death' 
that is really in the nature of a discredit to the fraternity which 
must mourn it ; and that is the passing away of an old chapter in 
an institution so firmly established that other fraternities there find 
it possible to live and prosper. 

For these reasons we think it a mistake indiscriminately to lump 
together into one somewhat opprobrious category all the chapters in 
a fraternity which, once active, have for one reason or another 
ceased to be active, and to grade the strength of the fraternity 
inversely in proportion to these; and, personally understanding and 
sympathizing with the needs and exigencies of our own history, we 
are not greatly disturbed by the fact that the dead list of this 
Fraternity is, possibly with one exception, the biggest in existence. 
We think it foolish and short-sighted wisdom that notes with pain- 
staking punctilio the 'dead' chapter, and takes no note of the 
chapter that ought to be dead. Some years ago Mr. fiarrie wrote 
his little satire, 'Better Dead,' of which the plot, if we remember 
rightly, centered about a philanthropic society whose chosen mis- 
sion was the killing oft of men who were not fit to be alive. There 
is a better working principle in this little thought than one can find 
beneath an inordinate dread of an addition to a dead list. And so, 
in pondering upon this matter of dead chapters, and in reckoning 
relative strength upon this basis, it is well to remember that these 


are of two kinds — dead chapters and better dead chapters. If one's 
choice, in any given case, must fall between the two, we are not 
sure that it should inevitably be awarded to the second." — Sigma 
Alpha ^jsffon Record. 


"I suppose there is no problem that comes more persistently and 
obstrusively before the average live fraternity than does this one of 
adding new chapters to the roll. Certainly there is none that has 
taken more time at the annual conventions. This is true of Delta 
Upsilon as it is of the fraternities whose lists of chapters are almost 
twice the length of ours. It is entirely natural that this should be 
so. Growth, either internal or external, stands for progress. To 
remain absolutely stationary comports with neither the good repu- 
tation nor correct ideals of man or fraternity. 

Why should Delta Upsilon extend? First, for the preservation 
of our democracy. We shall be benefited by the addition of chap- 
ters in that it will keep us from self-adulation. It will hold at bay 
that evil spirit that says, 'We are chosen fraternity, sole guardians 
of the truth. All outside of us is nothing and nobody.' No Lick 
telescope is needed to discover that it is the small fraternity, the 
ultra-conservative, which grants a charter once in five or ten years, 
that makes itself obnoxious to every fair-minded man by offenses 
born of this spirit. A few of these fraternities, indeed, rear their 
little structures upon distinctions of class and material possessions 
that have no license to exit under the academic elm. They are 
'tony' and 'exclusive;' heaven save the mark ! 

Delta Upilon should extend, in the second place, for the sake of 
influence. If we have any faith in our principles; if we believe that 
the fraternity can benefit all who takes its pledge, it is not for us to 
circumscribe the extent of that influence. We can not afford to 
erect any barriers that a future generation will stumble over in 
entering the non-Delta Upsilon World. Instead of that, we should 
be glad to have another banner raised in the fraternity's name, if 
we see to it that those who hold the banner are worthy. Only let our 
choosing be careful and deliberate, and we may not stop until every 
high grade (let the word be emphasized) institution in the land 
has its center of Delta Upsilon influence. That is not the work of 
a few, or even a score of years. We shall set no time-limit for 
such growth. We shall only resolve that we will be an influence 


in the American college world, and that we will extend that influ- 
ence because we know it to be good. The future can take care of 
itself if we face it in such a spirit. 

Delta Upsilon should extend for the sake of strength. Bulk, to 
be sure, never will, of itself make a fraternity strong and great. 

Not all of the 57 varieties of extension will avail to lift a frater- 
nity steadily from its old level; but the sort of extension that has 
reason and judgment and skillful planning behind it will do that» 
and more. 

Where shall Delta Upsilon extend? It is worth considering 
whether the South does not hold out a definite promise for us. Its 
long starved colleges and universities are slowly being helped back 
to vigorous life by Northern generosity and Southern ambition. 

They are reflecting already the rechristened activities of the 
people, brought back into the Union by force, but now here by 
choice and eager to share in the nation's onward movement." 

— Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 


"The Greek letter fraternity of the modem college has two 
ideals for its membership; the one: what the individual should 
represent in herself, which has come to us directly from the Greek 
life; the other: the loyalty of the individual to her fraternity and 
its members, which is an indirect deduction from Greek life, and 
which has been modified by modem ideas of the loyalty of friendship. 

"The myths of Mount lympus, with the stories of historic 
Greece, have fumished an inexhaustible fund of inspiration for 
poets and artists. The Grecian goddess and the Grecian hero 
excelled all others in beauty, intelligence and power. These three, 
beauty intelligence, power, were the ends sought for in the life of 
Greece. They formed her ideals, and in no state, perhaps have 
they been more fully reached. The college woman is responsible 
to her fratemity for these same graces. It, in a sense, demands 
them of her, and in a sense contributes to her development of 
them. Beauty of character should be the college woman's chief 
charm, and it is only this, combined with a depth of intelligence, 
which makes her a power in college life, or in any world she may 
seek to enter. To the college woman, the fraternity home takes 
the place of the real home during her college life. It should con- 
sequently be only such as to contribute to every refinement of mind 
and manner, and to studiousness of habit. 


"In the Greek world the state existed for the individual rather 
than the individual for the state. Because of this he gave to it and 
to society a loyalty that was ideal. Culture of self meant to him 
culture of the state and for the state. This is the second moving 
principal in the life of the college fraternity woman. She seeks 
culure not alone for its intrinsic worth, but because as her frater- 
nity exists for her, she, through the power of her culture, and 
through her absolute loyalty to the culture of her sisters, exists for 
her fraternity and helps to make it what it ought to be. The 
friendship of any truly refined woman is never coarsened by the 
blemish of an unjust criticism, or made false by indiscreet gossip. 

''She is not only fidelity to her sisters in the fraternity but is 
fidelity to all other women and to society at large. Her training 
to see beauty only in the beautiful, to find intellectual satisfaction 
only in the best the world can offer and to exert that power which 
is the subtle influence of the conservative woman, lifts her so infin- 
itely above the petty personalities of life that she does not even 
know they are about her. Her heart and her life are full of those 
things which are to solve for her the question, — 'How am I to be 
the very most to myself and to those with whom I come in contact 
and so best work out the purpose for which I was created?' 

"The college woman is alway a college woman. That something, 
which gives the keen pleasure to the young girl during her college 
days, follows her into more mature life. Her college fun, in which 
she may not care to indulge at this time, is looked back upon with 
a relish very near to the first enjoyment. She is full of college 
^irit, and she recognizes it in those whom she meets. If she is 
thrown into a community where it is not, she misses it, and some- 
thing is gone out of her life. It is this which causes the more 
dignified alunma, or the worthy patroness to so keenly enjoy the 
initiation or the 'cookie-shine.' But stronger than college spirit 
is the college fraternity spirit. That means the living up to those 
possibilities of what intelligent broad minded women may be to 
each other either as fellow students pursuing the same line of in- 
vestigation and gracing the same society, or as graduates, whether 
giving themselves to the so-called purely intellectual life, or to 
the home and social world of the average woman." — HARRIOTT 

Clare Palmer. 



"0 friends, be men; so that none may feel 
Ashamed to meet the eyes of other men." 

As I recall now those friendships of my college days which were 
true and strong and helpful, I think first of those which sprang up 
within the nurturing spirit of my own Fraternity. And yet I have 
reason to remember those, not so many, but nearly as fine and 
noble, which I found outside of my chapter life friendships which 
came to me from the chapter life of other Greek Letter societies. 
As I think on these stalwart friends, whose presence have long 
since passed before my longing eyes, some of them, alas, never to 
be seen again, except it be that happily I may yet see them in that 
glorious Light where all eyes shall be opened forever — as I have 
thought on them I have dreamed of the Pan-Hellenic Brotherhood. 
For it I have raised up the outlines of a splendid ideal which seems 
to express whatever is pure and precious in all youthful endeavor, 
and which seems to give to all Greek Letter societies a certain noble 
and exalted character. 

This ideal declares that they should stand for whatever is best in 
American life, its brave defense of democracy, its deep love of 
liberty, its wide exaltation of free education. 

They should stand for the Christ principle of Brotherhood which 
expresses the divineness of service and which honors the struggle for 
the life of others. 

They should stand for the primacy of culture, the universal 
knowledge that marks the onward rush of our new civilization. 

And last, this Fan-Hellenic Society should stand for the legiti- 
macy of the gentleman — for that simple and unostentatious man who 
honors the God of Love and lives the life of service. 

This is the new Fan-Hellenic which, possessing all that the 
Greek exalted, his deep passion for the beautiful, his brave longing 
for freedom, his tireless search for truth — embodies also the noblest 
achievement of all civilization — the spreading and dominating 
Law which, transcending the law of the tribe and the nation, is to 
become the law of the world. 

This is the dream, this is the ideal of the new Hellenic Knight- 
hood — freebom, brave, noble« cultured and chivalric, at once the 


highest embodiment of our college life and the chiefest glory of 
our Republic — The American nobility of Gentlemen. 


However it be, it seems to me, 

'Tis only noble to be good, 
Kind hearts are more than coronets 

And simple faith than Norman blood." 

Si£7na Nu. 


Birds and buds have brought the message that spring is here, and 
warned some of us that our college days are numbered. We have 
reached the goal toward which we have striven for four years, per- 
haps more than that, for many of us when in the grammar schools 
set a college education as our mark. 

Four years have passed amid the most delightful surroundings ; 
four years of earnest, whole-souled, happy work; four years in 
which the college we honor and love as our Alma Mater has moth- 
ered us, molded and fashioned us, and claimed us for her own. The 
end has come and although memories throng fast upon us, there 
ever stands before us the eternal '*What now?" 

What are we to do with this college education? A thing full of 
life and vigor, it must not die. We are too prone to place the 
responsibility on the other side and to say, "What will my college 
training do for me?" Tome this seems unfair; the burden is 
ours. We have been trained, cared for, nurtured in our chosen 
institution; it has given us of its best; now it has the right to say 
to us, "What can you do for me?" "How will you give my mes- 
sage to the world?" A college man or woman's efficiency in the 
world is the best advertisement a college can have. 

Many of us have entered college wih a definite aim in view and 
all work has been guided in pursuance of this. Certainly by the 
end of the fourth year, but few of us are undecided as to what we shall 
when our college days are over. No matter what our work may be, do 
teaching business, the professions, household duties, it will be 
alive with problems demanding solution, and success in our work 
depends upon our ability to judge the merits of these problems and 
to solve them. 

The college bred woman is in demand "out there in the world," 
for it is supposed that she is a woman who can. For several years 


she gave herself up to higher study and the world now rightfully 
demands that she show the results of her work. Ignorance has no 
place in the world. There is always a position for an alert, pro- 
gressive, capable woman. Large institutions are demanding certain 
educational qualifications of their employees. Employers want 
their work in the hands of skilled workmen, in the hands of spec- 
ialists; they want men and women who are self-reliant, who can 
think straight to the point, and in whose hands the work will be 
well done. Mind rules the world, and the woman who can think and 
do is the one whom we find in the foremost ranks of the world's 
workers. This is the kind of a woman who is sought, first of all, 
among those leaving the doors of a college. 

A fraternity woman holds a unique place among these women. I 
do not claim that hersdlont is the ability to succeed; other women, 
and women from the same college, non-fraternity women, may be 
as capable as she, and many of them are. 

But I do claim that she has had a training which they have not 
had, and which if rightly used, starts her well along the road to 
success. Hand in hand with her college course has gone an educa- 
tion gained through her chapter life. Here have arisen difficulties 
large and small which have had to be surmounted ; here she has met 
tests which have taught her patience, forbearance, self-reliance 
and perseverance. Here have been brought together girls of vary- 
ing temperaments and she has learned something of the wide diver- 
gences of human nature. Through close association with her sis- 
ters she has become more generous, more charitable, and has found 
that every question has more than one view point. Moreover, she 
has developed greater frankness, sincerity and those tender, grac- 
ious womanly traits which the companionship of other women has 
bred into her. Above all, she is a woman with an ideal which is 
ever before her, and toward which she is climbing. If she is not 
all this, if she, in her turn, has not endeavored to teach this to 
others, then has her fraternity life been a failure. Then will her 
life out in the world amount to no more. 

The question comes back to us again and again, ''After college 

— What?" It is a vital one. It is an individual one and demands 

individual answers. In but a minor sense does it refer to the line 

of work to be pursued. Its fundamental significance is, ''What 

k am I to do with this college education? What shall I do with the 

wk training my fraternity life has given me?" Both college and frater- 

^K nity will ever be a part of us; their stamp is indelible. To our 


Alma Mater, to our fraternity we owe it to do our best, to use this 
education and training given us, these instruments, for the greatest 
possible good. 

Tri Delta Trident Nu. 


The picturesqueness and variety in the life of an average college 
girl is often commented on, and although I have not the least wish 
to deny the delight of so strenous and bright an existence, yet its 
disadvantages and puzzles are surely clear enough to admit of a lit- 
tle discussion. Simplicity is the easy thing. There is always 
conflict in the complexity and responsibility in the fullness of 
opportunity. One may start out rigidly enough in the narrow path of 
strict adherence to work, but common sense soon admits that study 
is only a part of one's education. But out of the multiplicity of 
parts what should be taken and what neglected? Each year more 
interests draw us, more duties press, more pleasures tempt. A 
college course is something like a skein of yarn which each person 
is set to wind. It starts out reasonably, smoothly and simply, grad- 
ually becomes more and more tangled, and, in the end, is a hopeless 

A perplexing element is added when one belongs to a fraternity, 
and here we are particularly interested. To what thoughtful girl 
has the question not resolved itself into something like this: How 
large a part should fraternity life and fraternity friends play in my 
college life; just where does my duty and loyalty to my fraternity 
end, and my duty and loyalty to my college, my class and myself 
begin ? That there is often a conflict is undeniable. The 
question is answered in all sorts of ways. We see a different answer 
in every girl. How often it is rightly answered is the most instruct- 
ive of all lessons to any one who is interested in the value and 
positon of Greek letter societies. If fraternities more often than 
not, destroy a true balance, if they crowd in too greedily, and 
absorb too much, they are wrong, and sooner or later will have to 
go. If, on the contrary, they can be made one beautiful side to a 
many-sided life, one inspiring out of many inspiring ideals, and 
one helpful out of many helpful influences, then, and then only, 
should they be welcomed and encouraged. Indeed, time will put 
that very test, and find the answer in the continuance or non-con- 
tinuance of the at present very flourishing institution. 


Fraternity life, I repeat, is only a part of college life; a very 
sweet and enjoyable one to be sure, but who will say the most im- 
portant? The college world is larger than the fraternity world. We 
should and do have other finer relations in our friendships than the 
sisterly one. When it gets to mean all, then a fraternity has been 
a mistake for a girl ; when she is a fraternity girl, rather than a 
fraternity girl, then it has done her a wrong. 

We cannot always decide rightly. It is easy to make mistakes 
both ways; to belittle fraternity influence and significance as well 
as to magnify it. But which is more often done? 

It is good to be loyal to one's fraternity, to love it, work for it, 
and give one's self to it, but one can do all that and yet retain a 
keen enough sense of the nice balance of things to be just as loyal 
to all the other duties and interests, and to see that the nobler ones 
do not suffer, if there is a conflict. It requires steadiness and sin- 
cerity, and many girls fail, but still it can be done. Some of the 
finest, best rounded girls I have known in college have been frater- 
nity girls, but one does not think of that first when one thinks of 
them. The pin they wear does not distinguish or limit. They 
are themselves first of all. They have regarded fraternity life as a 
means, not an end. Anything else is a pervision of its use. — Tri 
Delta Trident, 


It used to be the popular thing with a certain type of man to 
make little of and decry the value of a college education in relation 
to success in the world's work. 

We think this view is now growing absolute; and that more and 
more men are coming to believe that what is called the "higher 
education" is likely to be an important asset to the young man 
just entering life. An interesting contribution to this latter view 
has been made by Dr. W. W. Smith, who has examined the records 
of 7,852 men and women of "more than local note," published in 
the well-known V^Ms Who in America^ with a view to ascertaining 
what effect education of the various grades has had on success in 

According to the best estimate we can make from the latest cen- 
sus returns there are in the U. S. 40,782,007 persons over twenty- 
one years old. These are divided educationally about as follows: 
Classl. Without School training, 4,682,498. Class 2. With only 



common school tnuDing, 32,862,951. Class 3. With common 
and high school training, 2,165,357. Class 4. With college or 
higher education added, 1,071,201. 

Now the question is, how many of the eight thousand distin* 
guished citizens of the United States on the Who's Who list came 
from each of these classes? 

The 4,682,498 of class 1 furnished 31. 

The 32,862,951 of class 2 furnished 808. 

The 2,165,357 of class 3 furnished 1,245. 

The 1,071,201 of class 4 furnished 5,768. 

It thus appears: (3) That a high school training will increase 
the chance of the common school boy twenty-three times, giving 
him eighty seven times the chance of the uneducated. (4) That 
a college education increases the chance of the high school boy 
nine times, giving him two hundred and nineteen times the chance 
of the common school boy and more than eight hundred times the 
chance of the untrained. It is a surprising fact that of 7,852 
"notables" thus gathered, 4,810 proved to be full graduates of 

From the nature of the case it can not be claimed that these 
figures are exact, but they are based upon the most reliable govern- 
ment statistics and the necessary estimates have been made with 
care. It is doubtless true that other circumstances contributed to 
the success of these college trained men, but after all reasonable 
allowances are made, the figures still force the conclusion that the 
more school training the child has, the greater his chances of dis- 
tinction will be.— By W. W. Smith, A.M., ll,.D."—77ie Record 
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Co rrespon ding Seer eta ries . 

Alpha — Mt. Union College, Alliance, O Jessie F. Werner, 

105 College Street, Alliance, O. 

Beta — Washington State University, Seattle Bessie Annis, 

University Station, Seattle, Wash. 

Zeta — Albion College, Albion, Mich Vera S. Reynolds, 

017 H. Perry Street, Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Buchtel College, Akron, O. . . Hazel I. Clark, 

252 Carroll Street, Akron, O. 

Theta — University of Indiana, Bloomington Stella, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — University of Nebraska, Lincoln Luella Lansing, 

1020 F Street, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — University of Minnesota, Minn. .... . Lelia May Smith, 

.' 259 S. Twelfth Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Esther Truedley, 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Rho — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y Louise E. Cooley, 

209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Northwestern University, Evanston, 111 Elsie WHlliams, 

.' Willard Hall, Evanston, 111. 

Tau — University of Iowa, Iowa City Laura Walker, 

120 E. Jefferson Street, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Leland Stanford University, Cal Alice W. Kimball, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — University of Colorado, Boulder Velina Newman, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi — Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y Jessie G. Sibley, 

Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md Margaret Morriss, 

1904 Mt. Royal Terrace, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega — University of W^isconsin, Madison Caroline Bull, 

151 Gilman Street, Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae — Lincoln, Nebraska Marie Weesner, 

910 South Fourteenth Street. 

Chi Upsilon Alumnae — New York City Ella Capron, 

Richmond, L. L 

Psi Omicron Alumnae Ass'n — Baltimore, Md Louise West, 

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Alpha — Mt. Union College, Alliance, O Clara B. Milhon, 

105 College Street, Alliance, O. 

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4044 Tenth Avenue, N. E. 

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Zeta — Albion College, Albion, Mich Fanny M. Tuthill, 

1003 E. Porter Street, Albion, Mich. 

Eta — Buchtel College, Akron, O Lucretia Remington, 

328 Kling Street, Akron, O. 

Theta — University of Indiana, Bloomington Emma Munger, 

303 E. Sixth Street, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — University of Nebraska, Lincoln Roma Louise Love, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Ruth Rosholt, 

1925 Penn Ave., South Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Elizabeth Prall, 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Rho — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y Louise Cooley, 

209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Northwestern University, Evanston, 111 Mary Raymond. 

408 Greenwood Boulevard, Evanston, 111. 

Tau — University of Iowa, Iowa City Ruth Fleming, 

120 E. Jefferson Street, Iowa City, low^a. 

Upsilon -Leland Stanford L^niversity, Cal Harriet Severence, 

Delta Gamma Lodge. 

Phi — University of Colorado, Boulder Ufinnie M. Dailey, 

University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Chi— Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y vSylvia E. Ball, 

Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md Anna Ruger Hay, 

Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega — The University of Wisconsin, Madison Helen Whitney, 

18 E. Gorham Street, Madison, Wis. 

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1436 S. Twentieth Street. 

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Some University Ideals - Chi. 68 

A Conspicuous Virtue, Tau. 69 

The Fraternity and the Individual, . - - Rho. 70 

The Art of Optimism, Tau. 71 

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Our Alumnae, ------- Psi. 73 

Ulysses Visits the Modern Greeks, - - - - Alpha. 74 

The Musician, ------- Eta. 76 

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Chapter Correspondence, ----- 81 

Personals, -------- 96 

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We girls who have lived in a chapter house have found there a 
life congenial in all points. Where our companions are all striving 
toward some high goal, and gaining encouragement and strength 
from each other, we do not find it hard to be true to our ideals. 
There the petty details of life are not so evident — the petty 
gossip, the little common places — and we come to despise and 
disregard them. 

But how is it, when, college days over, we go out to take our 
places in the world ? Then we are no longer surrounded by the 
highly rarified atmosphere of college life, and the heavier atmos- 
phere is apt to be distasteful to us. Especially is this so in a small 
town, where things are more in a deep rut. Now comes our time 
of trial. Shall we self righteously fold our garments of high ideals 
about us, and say to our associates, ''Come up hither, for I will not 
descend to your plane." Is this being just to others, who have, 
perhaps, just as good intentions as we ourselves, but whose oppor- 
tunities for intellectual advancement have been limited ? How 
many friends would we gain, or what influence could we have over 
them? Rather let us mingle with them on a common ground, giv- 
ing of our best to each one who has a claim on us, and we will find 


life sweetened and made richer. We will find that it is better for 
one person to adjust herself to the mental attitude of those about 
her, for a time at least, than to stir up antagonism by strongly 
asserting her ideals. 

In so doing we need not be untrue to our ideals; for though we 
must come in contact with much that is sordid and little, the very 
fact of having those ideals, helps us to rise above our surroundings, 
and perchance, to give someone else a glimpse of something higher 
and better. 

Adelia Allen, Rho, ex, '05. 

Some University Ideals. 

Recitations, athletics, club-meetings, laboratory, stunts, frater- 
nity calls to meet, the long theme, perchance the thesis, home let- 
ters, social duties, the inevitable examination, — what a pell mell 
life it is ! Small wonder that the Freshman, once engulfed, has 
hardly time to notice which way she is moving before she emerges, 
somewhat breathless, but diploma in hand, at the close of her 
Senior year. Small wonder that often in the confusion she drifts 
into an unconscious Philistinism. It is so easy to overrate a cer- 
tain kind of success, so pleasant to follow the whim of the crowd, 
and so simple, bit by bit to lose the perspective in ones opinion of 
men and things. 

Perhaps one feels this more keenly when one's college life has 
been for a time interrupted. You have been preaching the advan- 
tages of a college education in some remote corner of the States, — 
you have been painting the college girl in glowing colors, — and 
you return to find her very much like her (presumedly) weaker sis- 
ters. With all appreciation of her better points, isn't one obliged 
to admit that she is often the more or less mechanical product of 
forces her personality might have dominated? 

What then should the College Woman of the Twentieth Century 
or rather the University Woman (for her advantage and disadvantages 
are alike peculiar) stand for? 

Surely neither for her showiness of social standing, nor for a 
dead letter, dry-as-dust intelligence in Greek verbs or atomic the- 
ories. A real social talent, and a trained mind are powers in the 
hand of any woman, but if we are to vindicate our claim to the 
higher education, we must aim still higher. America certainly has a 
right to expect of her University women the true democratic spirit 


— a judgment of men and things untinged with snobbery — an 
openness of mind to the best in the new as well as in the old. 
Moreover, in the world of to-day, with its industrial ambitions, its 
business absorption, there is certainly a crying need, not for an 
affectation of indifference to mental things, no more than for a nar- 
row enthusiasm for technical details, but rather for the woman 
who shall be the embodiment of the old Greek ideals of culture 
expanded and broadened — a woman alive to all the interests of life, 
and awake to the pulse of progress. The woman, not with a bee 
in her bonnet, but with a conscious ideal of the part she is to play 
and fearless to live out her ideals in spite of scoffing. 

Does it sound a bit quixotic, does it seem to jar with our daily 
world of work and play? Yet which of us claiming the rights and 
privileges of the fraternity girl, will deny it is an ideal worth 
striving for? 

If on the other hand, the goal is already yours, and your frater- 
nity sister has been painting her own shortcomings instead of 
yours, please forgive her. 

Elsie Murray, Chi, '02. 

A Conspicuous Virtue. 

Some one has defined tact as acuteness of discernment with con- 
sequent nicety of skill. Of all the several social virtues, tact is 
undoubtedly the rarest and consequently the most conspicuous. 

A comparatively few women possess this exquisite charm which 
at once blunts the edge of blundering offence and sets everyone at 
ease after an unguarded remark. We stab each other daily in 
conversation without intending to do harm. We pay compliments 
to our friends, when very often our well intended efforts only bring 
the blush of embarrassment to their cheeks. 

How very tactful the fraternity girl should be! Think, for in- 
stance of the young freshman, who is rushed and not asked to join 
a fraternity. Let us look at our own case. We have heard of her 
through some mutual friend, we meet her at the train the day of 
her arrival, take her immediately to our rooms and have a little 
spread, treating her royally. Our kindness makes a strong impres- 
sion upon her and her heart goes out to us in gratitude and 
admiration. After becoming better acquainted with her, we find 
that she does not attain our standard of a Delta Gamma and we 
drop her. Do we consider, do we realize, what a stinging blow this 


may be to her? This unkindness of ours may be the means of 
crushing her hopes and aspirations for the remainder of her college 
life. Perhaps longer, it may blight her life for years to come. 

Should a Delta Gamma bear such a responsibility? It seems to 
me it is not worthy of the womanhood which we are strivin j 
to attain. 

I know the problems of rushing have been fully discussed, but it 
seems to me that the tactful Delta Gamma can do a great deal to- 
ward solving part of this problem. 

My ideal for a Delta Gamma is a girl of the highest mental force, 
breadth of judgment, wit, a mind free from bitterness, and above 
and beyond all other virtues, the one supreme one, tact. 

Edith Evans, Tau, '04. 

THe Fraternity and tHe Individual. 

One sometimes hears among those who have not identified 
themselves with one or another of our great national Greek letter 
fraternities, expressions of sentiments such as this: Fraternity life 
harms individual development. If such an accusation were justi- 
fied in any degree, it might well arouse feelings of alarm in frater- 
nity circles; but no deep investigation of the question is necessary 
to remove any doubt upon the subject. Yet even an ill-based as- 
sertion of this nature ought to start us thinking seriously, whether 
we be sorores of Delta Gamma, or whatever be the badge we wear. 
The aim of a fraternity; if it has any aim at all, is and should be 
one of help to better and more serviceable living; the fraternity is 
not an end, but a means. By speaking thus, no sister will think I 
am depreciating fraternity importance, but rather appreciating the 
importance of the individual. I sincerely believe that this is the 
ultimate purpose of the great system of fraternities over this land. 

Only great care for preventions will, however, hinder the creeping 
in of conditions unfavorable to that for which the fraternity aims, 
namely the best development of the individual character. Free 
development is not necessarily unrestrained development; that 
would be disastrous. It is not by lack of pruning that the tree 
grows best. Indeed it seems to me that this is the hinge of the 
matter; the restraining element may tend to be weak. Where 
there are ties of affection and sympathy, there is a correspondingly 
strong dislike of givin;^ reprimand, however slight ; and there is an 
increased blindness to faults and weaknesses that should be mastered 


or reiroved. The opposite tendency, moreover; iust as often gains 
force; — there is such concentration of attention upon individual 
interests that the needed words of encouragment or sympathy are 
forgotten, and a sister grows less reliant, and that which is within 
her waiting encouragement to bud forth, falters until a future day. 
We all stand staunchly for our fraternity aims; we all realize the 
subtle growth of procrastination; we all are careless. Herein is the 
secret of the origin and the remedy. 

Louise Evelyn Cooley, Rho, '05. 

" THe Art of Optimism." 

''Whether we shall be optimists or pessimists depends partly on 
temperament, but chiefly on will. If you are happy it is largely 
to your own credit. If you are miserable it is chiefly your own 
fault.*' So says William De Witt Hyde in a little book called the 
**Art of Optimism" which I have been digesting this fall. When the 
conviction was forced upon me that I was going to be behind hand with 
my Anchora letter and literary contribution, I was miserable, and, 
of course it was chiefly my own fault. And yet I am trying, at this 
critical moment, to put my own philosophy to the test and make 
myself believe that since ''God's in His hesven; all's right with the 
world." If it stands the test now when I am "blue", so to speak, 
why should it not always bear me up? 

Why not take this, which might almost be called the keynote of 
Browning's philosophy, as a sort of watchword to start the New Year 
with? Provided one needs a help of this sort, can a better one than 
this be found? "God's in His heaven: all's right with the world." 
Think of it in the morning when a whole new day lies before you, 
to make or mar, as you will. Think of it at nightfall, when the 
day, with its joys and its sorrows, its work and its play, is done. 

A strong man told me once that when he was feeling out of sorts, 
or at outs with the world, as even strong men will at times, — he 
went to his Shakespeare, or his Browning, and read his favorite 
thoughts, or repeated them to himself, if he happened to know them 
by heart; in time, he said, he found himself thinking along those 
lines, until it got to be a habit with him at such times. As a 
result his unpleasant moods came to be fewer and fewer, until he 
found he could almost inevitably master them. And I believe 
there is a great deal in that. Try it for yourselves, if you ever have 



the blues." / have tried it, and it has helped me immeasurably, 
and shall continue to do so, until I have acquired the art of opti- 

Ruth Fleming, Tau, '04. 

i\luinnae and i\ctives. 

Upsilon had an article in the April number of the Anchora on 
this same subject. It interested me and has caused me a good 
deal of thought, and now I should like to write about it from another 
point of view. 

Sometimes I notice that some of the various alumnae when com- 
paring the present time with a past one, which looking back, 
seems to them to have been a ventable Golden Age of harmony and 
prosperity, are disposed to criticize — each according to her ideals of 
fraternity perfection. 

One regrets that the active girls are not all hard students and 
brilliant scholars. Another feels that her active sisters do not shine 
sufficiently in the social world, while still another wishes that they 
would take greater interest in benevolent and charitable work. 

This is as it should be, but now how do they make these criti- 
cisms which are just what the active girls need? Do they come 
and say, "I wish girls that you would study harder" or ''You are 
neglecting your social duties." No, they are not just in close 
enough touch with their chapter for that, they are apt to sit down, 
and as a thing apart, to talk about the girls and their faults, not 
maliciously but as an interested outsider. They say, **The girls do 
not study hard;" *'The girls do not keep up their calling." ''The 
girls take little interest in church work." 

And so the active chatter does not get the benefit of this criti- 
cism which should be advice. 

Every alumnae has the right to be and should be in such close 
contact and such close sympathy with the active girls that she could 
understand conditions and could say these things personally to them ; 
and they, feeling her interest, would profit by her advice. 

In the matter of rushing and pledging, who can help in measur- 
ing up a new girl, and who can restrain from hasty bidding if it be 
not the alumnae whose greater experience and more mature judg- 
ment is just what is needed to prevent these faults. And as to the 
feeling which a few alumnae have, of neglect from the active 
chapter, I wonder if the alumnae realize how much we love them, 


and how proud we are of them; and I do wonder if they, like the 
Freshmen, are not a little supersensitive on this point of neglect. 

It is quite true that the active chapter has duties toward its 
alumnae, the neglect of which the alumnae cannot but feel. The 
active girls however are the greater losers here for one of the 
chiefest pleasures, and one of the most broadening influences on our 
fraternity life is this contact with the Delta Gammas who are out 
in the world. 

I read in a recent Anchora, that a girl gets as much out of her 
sorority as she puts in it. This seems to be equally true of alum- 
nae and of actives, and I do feel that if the alumnae, and especially 
those in the college town, would put into this sorority the same 
enthusiasm and work that they did when they were in college, they 
would not feel the little slights or neglect, and what there may be 
would disappear before greater mutual interest. 

This article does not apply to every alumna, for there are, in 
every chapter, many who we feel, are what make our fraternity much 
of what it is to us. But others seem to need a little reminder to 
make them remember that they are Delta Gammas after they have 
graduated, even after they are married, and that this interest, loyalty 
and work should never end. 

Ruth M. Davidson, Phi 

Our i\luinn8e. 

It has been very impressive to me, that our duty to our alumnae 
Delta Gammas is not realized as it deserves to be. Just as in pre- 
serving moral lives, in upholding fraternity standards we are con- 
stantly struggling against petty methods and against the temptations 
of selfishness and neglect of outside things. The chapters have 
been upheld in strong integrity and it has been by the stability of 
the girls who have preceded us. They have established dignity and 
nobleness. As we reap contentment and inspiration from the seeds 
which they have sown, we must not neglect to give them our respect 
and devotion. While we seek to carry out and extend our standards, 
the credit is to be given to them of setting the precedent and making 
Delta Gamma what it is. May we strive to be at least their pride 
and to work out their purpose for us. 

Jean Margaret Smith, Psi, ex, '06. 


Ulysses Visits tHe Modern GreeKs. 

It was eight o'clock on the night after initiation. I was brimful 
of Delta Gamma enthusiasm, and very full of Delta Gamma bruises, 
for Billy had not been at all docile on the previous night and 
nobody was more fully aware of the fact than I. 

My literature note-book was at last "written up.*' Then I took 
up my Illiad and began dreamily to con its worn pages. 

Suddenly the door opened and to my astonishment there appeared 
a stalwart man, dressed in the garb of an Ancient Grecian warrior. 
In the shrewd twinkling eyes, the full forehead, the strong lines of 
the face and the square chin, one could distinguish the character 
of a man of cunning, of strength, and of bravery. At once I rec- 
ognized Ulysses, the hero of whom we had been hearing much in 
the Greek room. 

He gazed at me so intently that I was frightened for an instant, 
when I realized what an honor had come to me. Then I greeted 
him humbly and told him as best I could, how glad I was to meet 
one of those of whom we modern Greeks are the unworthy successors. 
I also offered him the hospitality of the town, and all the help I could 
give him in visiting other Greeks, not only in our own college, but 
in any other one to which he might wish to go. 

**Alas," he replied sorrowfully, ''I cannot accept your proffered 
hospitality, for I have already spent the time allotted to me, twice 
over, and must hasten back to my comrades. Moreover I have been 
in this place long enough to see some things which make me sad at 
heart, though, for the most part, I am proud of the Modern Greeks 
and if the gods so willed it, would desire to remain with them.'* 

Then he told of a controversy which he had had with Ajax, as to 
which of them should undertake this expedition which he had so 
nearly completed and which was of so much interest to the Ancient 
Greeks. It had been started by the attempt of these people to 
choose some one to investigate the truthfulness of a rumor, which 
had come to them, that a league was being formed by all the Greek 
tribes. Fearing that its purpose was detrimental to the old Greek 
spirit, they sent Ulysses to find out about it and to witness the con- 
tests, which were about to take place between them. Accordingly, 
he had come to our college in the course of his journey and had 
witnessed the contests as he expected. In no sense was he dis- 
appointed with them. There was as much pleasure to be derived 
from observing the skill and strength, displayed by the different tribes 


in pursuing new students as in watching the contestants in Olympian 
games. He even concluded that the dangers that he had passed in 
escaping Scylla and Charybidis, in eluding the Cyclops, beguiling 
Circe and in resisting the charm of the Sirens, dwindled when com- 
pared with those encountered by the new student when pursued by 
these tribes. 

As to the league which he had come to find out about, he was 
satisfied that it would do no harm to the ancient Greek spirit and 
would even increase its strength in the Moderns, although this Pan- 
Hellenic Association would do away with the contests which he had 
himself enjoyed very much, and which were altogether in keeping 
with his own spirit. 

But he did not go away without giving a few of his impressions 
concerning the various tribes. Although he admired those of them, 
who were so proud of their name, that they were in constant dread 
of bestowing it upon some new Greek who would not appreciate the 
honor sufficiently, he did not admire the lack of Greek fire which 
kept them out of honors in the college world Others of the tribes 
rivalled the Ancients in the magnificence of the feasts which they 
gave, although their extravagance was exceeded by certain other 
tribes who wasted twice as much money in burning mid-night oil 
for study as did those of the former tribe in enjoying the trifles 
of life. 

Then, too, he had observed with some curiosity the variation in 
methods of ushering candidates into the Greek world. Some of the 
tribes had mysterious rites, concerning which Ulysses had heard 
terrible stories, but which, try as he would, he had never been 
able to observe closely. He did not commend the childlike sim- 
plicity which obliged the new members of some of them to ride up 
the main street on a broom stick and diet on Mellins' food for three 
days, as he believed, that to be worthy the name of Greek, one must 
endure far greater hardships than these implied. 

Then he glanced at the anchor which I wore. ''Well!'* he ex- 
claimed, "I have been really talking to a Delta Gamma. That is 
something of which I shall boast when I return to my companions 
for the fame of the tribe of Delta Gamma has reached us, as being 
among the most beautiful, the most intellectual, the most cultured 
women of the modern tribes. My visit has proved to me that 
they are the exact counterparts of the noblest of the Ancient Greek 

Overcome with joy, I was trying to thank him when the strains 


of enchanting music sounded in our ears. A look of grim deter- 
mination came over the face of Ulysses and he fled instantly. When 
I awoke to a realizing sense of life, I discovered that what Ulysses 
had resisted so nobly as the enchanting music of the Sirens, had 
only been the clanging peal of the breakfast bell. 

Sarah Emma Gregg, Alpha, '07. 

THe Miasician. 

Down the isle of a silent and dimly lit church, 

Walks the figure of one who is old. 
In the shadowy darkness, there's many a lurch 

And false step, though his purpose is bold. 

At the organ he sits, and there plays as one taught 

By the master of tone and of song: 
In the rising and falling, his life he has wrought 

Which was shrouded and darkened by wrong. 

For his boyhood's young years he plays tender old songs. 

And they breathe of a time that was gay. 
Now the music grows softer as though he still longs 

For the years that were happy as play. 

Now the organ is bursting with strength and with power, 

And the sunshine seems flooding about. 
As he tells of the promise of manhood's rich dower. 

Which contained for him then not a doubt. 

Now the sunshine is gone and the shadows are near, 

And the voice of the song it is sad. 
There's battling, there's conflict, there's struggling in fear. 

And these robbed him of life — made him mad. 

Now the strains are as wild as the wind of a storm 

Which are sighing and moaning at night. 
As they die, a strange trembling comes o'er his bent form. 

And his features are lit with glad light. 

Then a sudden and glorious burst of new life, 

And the angels have come there to hear. 
For a soul that has fought is now victor o'er strife, 

And is journeying on with no fear. 



Convention Elxpenses. 

The question has been raised as to who should pay the expenses 
of those who attend Convention outside of the regular delegates. Of 
course the chapter which entertains would want the delegates to be 
absolutely her guests, but among the men's fraternities the enter- 
tainment goes no further. If the expenditures amount to eight 
hundred dollars, it will soon be a burden which only a few chapters 
will have the courage to undertake. Some of the older alumnae 
(and husbands) are aghast at the thought of spending such a sum 
for three days enjoyment. Each chapter wants to treat her guests 
well, but should we let it become a burden instead of a pleasure? 
It is requested that each chapter discuss this matter and send in 
some expression in regard to it before the next issue of Anchora. 

One Who Knows. 



With the changes of the New Year, Anchora comes to its readers in 
a new cover and with a few typographical alterations which we hope 
the chapters will feel free to criticize. In order to increase alum- 
nae interest in Anchora, the subscription price has been reduced to 
fifty cents and there is to be a board of district editors composed 
of five alumnae members, each representing a geographical district 
and holding office for two years. The chapters, according to their 
age, are to elect the editor of the district in which they are located, 
— the oldest one first, and so on. The Grand Council has deter- 
mined upon the following arrangement of districts: Los Angeles, 
Omaha, Madison, Akron and Syracuse. Each of these district 
editors is supposed to collect from the alumnae living in her dis- 
trict, subscriptions, news notes, personals and especially articles of 
interest for publication in the Anchora. It is hoped that in addi- 
tion to the support received by Anchora from the active chapters, 
this board of editors will inspire an increased interest among the 
alumnae and thereby enlarge and improve the quarterly. There 
has also been started in the Anchora, a list of personals to which we 
hope all Delta Gammas will feel interested in contributing. Asso- 
ciate editors are requested to send in these personals on paper sepa- 
rate from the chapter letters. 

It is requested that the active chapters will give their attention 
to a careful preparation for the fraternity examinations which will 
be held in February. A consideration of the general topics for dis- 
cussion is especially desired, as well as an analysis of the constitu- 
tion and by-laws, and suggestions in regard to the improvement 
along financial and parliamentary lines. Delta Gamma as a national 
fraternity is atopic which we desire to have frankly discussed among 
its members. An intimate knowledge of all the chapters is requis- 
ite for a comprehensive view of this subject. Apart from its local 
fraternity responsibilities, is each chapter responding as cordially 
and promptly as possible to the demands of the national organization 
as expressed through the Council? How far has the fraternity ad- 
vanced since Convention? What encouragement besides a routine 
and oftentimes dilatory performance of duty has your chapter given 
the fraternity? Have the executive officers a living presonality in 


your niicds or do you think of them simply as the automata that 
make the wheels go round? Have you worked arduously on the 
directory, the song book and the history or have you added your 
share of help to those chapters to whom these have been entrusted? 
It is seven months since these committees were appointed at Con- 
vention. How much work has been accomplished? How greatly 
have you helped or hindered? 

The present Grand Council of Delta Gamma is especially ambi- 
tious and enthusiastic to make some decided improvements in the 
national organization. Supported by all the chapters such a body 
of executive officers, tho' few, should be able to accomplish all that 
fertile minds can plan. In addition to the unusally energetic and 
competent Grand Council President who came into office just be- 
fore last Convention, two young women of keen intellect and con- 
scientious desire to improve Delta Gamma have been added to the 
Council but recently as Secretary and Vice President. We heart- 
ily congratulate the chapters upon the election of Miss Countryman, 
Lambda, and Miss Gibbs, Chi, to fill these offices. 

The Editor would esteem it a special favor if the examination 
papers upon being returned to the Chapters, could be sent to her. 
There is often much food for thought in such papers and we feel 
that it might be of great interest and benefit to every chapter to see 
how other chapters answer these questions. No names will be an- 
nexed to these papers if printed in Anchora. 


Chapter Grand. 

The Alumnae and Active Chapter of Xi, mourn the loss of Lucie 
Seeley Crafts, who died last June in Detroit, Michigan. She was 
of the class of '96. Her beautiful character and her influence for 
good, make her loss very keenly felt. 


CHapter Correspondence. 

ALPHA; Mt. Union College, alliance, Ohio. 

Another term is almost over and as we look back, over the busy 
weeks that have passed, it is hard to select just what will be the most 
interesting to the news-letter. No doubt all the actives at this time 
are sharing with us the pleasant anticipation of examinations. Be- 
fore our letter is published, Christmas will have gone, and we will 
have returned from our homes, having entered upon the New Year 
with its many resolutions, one of which is to realize in our own 
lives the true standard of Delta Gamma. 

We want to introduce to you our little freshman, Hazel Hanley, 
another member of our happy band, of whom we all are very proud. 
She will be in the Home with us next term and will bring much 
happiness and help to us all. 

The girls spent a very pleasant afternoon with Thurza Shilling the 
day before the wedding. It was especially interesting, as one of 
the sisters who is not with us this year, announced to us a prospect- 
ive brother in Delta Gamma. 

One of the most pleasant of the happy times Alpha has had this 
term, was the regular Thanksgiving party given to her friends on the 
evening of November 21st at the home of Ada Callahan. 

On Hallowe'en night we enjoyed a ghost party at the home of 
Grace Miller. The house was draped in white and while refresh- 
ments were being served, we were suddenly interrupted by the for- 
tune teller, and after conversing with her, of course we all learned 
our future. 

Mary and Louise Russel while at Cleveland to hear Madam Patti, 
met two Delta Gammas from Eta. It is always a great pleasure 
and help too, to meet the girls from other chapters. 

Katherine Pierce and Jessie Werner on their way from the Y. W. 
C. A. Convention at Oberlin, spent a very pleasant day in Cleve- 
land, visiting Edna Grimes Battles, in her new home. 

One crisp evening: in November, Mary Lorentz entertained a 
merry crowd at a coasting party. 

Alpha's best wishes for the New Year. 

Clara Birdaline Millhon, '06. 

Zeta; Albion College, Albion,"'Michigan. 

Bidding-day has come and gone and has left a golden harvest for 
Zeta. We can now introduce to our sister Delta Gammas, eleven 


new girls. Six are already wearing the anchor. They are, Madge 
King, Marie Mayne, Inez Fuller, EmmaParmeter, Florence Bartrem, 
and Estella Walker. Our pledglings are. Coral Leonard, Nellie 
Smith, Georgie King, Gretchen Lutz and Minnie Reed. 

Rushing this fall has not been as strenuous, as during the two 
previous seasons. Although our contract bound us to ''silence^" 
for seven long weeks, yet from the first our prospects were the 
brightest and when bidding-day did come, they were amply fulfilled. 

Our inter-sororiety contract limited us to two rushing parties. 
The first given October twenty fourth was our annual autumn break- 
fast party at the lodge. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves 
and did not disperse until late in the afternoon. A five o'clock tea 
given at the lodge, November ninth, ended our rushing gaities. 
During the evening, five of our active girls presented a little farce, 
entitled, "Not a Man in the House." 

Zeta rejoices with her sister chapters in welcoming Beta, as one 
of our number. We feel especially interested in our "June Baby" 
because one of our own alumnae is connected, with the faculty of 
the University of Washington, Mrs. Martha Brackway Gale, who is 
instructor in the conservatory, and whose husband is director of 
the conservatory. 

Since Zeta's last letter, our college has been saddened by the 
death of Dr. Emory M. Wood — head of the department of mathe- 
matics, who died at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Friday, November 

This is a very busy time for the college girl "Exams" are ex- 
pected at any time, but Zeta's girls have decided to crowd in one 
more party before vacation. Saturday evening, December ninth, we 
gave a "Coming Out Party" for our Freshmen. 

Zeta sends New Year Greetings to all Delta Gammas. 

Fanny m. Tuthill, '04. 
eta; buchtel college, akron, ohio. 

We have ended one of the hardest rushing seasons which our 
chapter has struggled with in many years. We are completely sat- 
isfied with the result. Miss Alexander opened her home to us and 
we held our initiation there. We placed the anchor on three girls, 
Ethel Cams, Ida Rockwell, and Hazel Smith. 

After the initiation, a sumptuous banquet followed. This was 
well attended by many of the alumnae. The tables were beautifully 
decorated with the fraternity colors and roses. 


Now that rushing is over, we are busy trying to make our girls 
feel that we want them as much as we did before we asked them. 
Tired with so many entertainments, it is so easy to give up inter- 
est and to want to sit with folded hands. But it is just after the 
receiving of the degrees by the initiates that the old girls need to 
work the hardest. To adjust the new girls to an altogether new 
life is not a little thing, and tactful indeed is she who accomplishes 
it successfully. 

Buchtel gave up her foot-ball team and is directing all her athletic 
energy toward a winning team in basket-ball. The girls of the col- 
lege are forming such a team and they expect to do some pretty 
work this season. 

Our frat-hall is one year old this Christmas, and we are going to 
celebrate by having a tree. Each one who attends, must add her 
gift, something suitable to the furnishing of a hall. We will end 
up the affair with a spread. And our spreads! The alumnae rejoice 
when they receive an invitation. Each one of us has her particular 
"dish" which she is always expected to furnish, and lucky is she 
to whom the privilege of providing olives falls. 

With the snow and cold air, the sleigh bells and swift horses,, 
comes the holiday spirit. We send you our message, "A happy 
New Year." 


Rho; Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Rho entertained informally at the Woman's Union hall in the 
city a short time ago. The rooms were artistically decorated with 
draperies and flowers. Dancing and cards were the order of the 
evening. The following ladies received: Mrs. W. M. Teele, Mrs. 
Evelyn B. Ayers, Mrs. McChesney, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Sears. Every 
one of the Rho girls reported the best time possible. 

Angeline Golly, '02, and Olive Hartwig, '02, came back to the 
Rho fold for a few days recently. It is more than a pleasure to 
liave the familiar faces appear again in the circle, if only for a 
short time, and the slight crowding of quarters that such visits 
necessitate, only add to the cheeriness of the occasions. 

That species of "benefit" whereby the benefit is, in name at 
least, mutual, otherwise known as "bundle day" may be known 
already to other chapters of Delta Gamma more progressive than 
lUio. If hoTfevei the negative be true, and if they are modestly 


desirous of gifts ornamental or otherwise, with which to bedeck 
their Greek^abode, let them try the following scheme: invite all 
your worthy alumnae, patronesses, and Delta Gamma mothers to an 
**at home/* adding to your invitation an after-thought, as it were, 
— "Bundle Day,'* Have a big hamper ready for the gifts, a very 
big hamper, also steaming chocolate, wafers, and good spirits in 
abundance. The guaranteed result is a mutual ''benefit*' of the 
very best sort, a benefit where there is mutual cheer and warming 
of hearts. 

Thanksgiving recess is a period of unusual quietness at the Uni- 
versity. All the students who can, go home, all who cannot, visit 
their friends provided they can get the invitation; if they can do 
neither of these, they remain upon the ancestral estates of S. U. and 
pass away time as best they may. Rho*s family dwindled from a 
score to a half dozen or less; even the cook deserted, and those 
were days when cooking and dishwashing were no longer spectres 
but grim realities. 

Festivities continue; the freshmen banquet took place last week 
under trifling difficulties; the University Band Concert and the 
Junior Prom are scheduled for next week, the Syracuse-Yale basket- 
ball game might also be added as a matter of interest, social or 

Louise E. Cooley, *05. 

Kappa ; University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 

Since Kappa*s last letter, there has been little play but much 
work and with the holidays so near, we are busier than ever. 

Saturday, October thirtieth, at Miss Lena De Weese*s our alumnae 
entertained all the active girls at a children's party. Fancy dress 
affairs are always amusing but it was especially funny to see our 
dignified alumnae playing with dolls and toy dogs. It was a very 
successful party and every one had a fine time. 

A few weeks ago, ' ' County Fair* ' was given for the benefit of the Y. 
W. C. A. Several of the girls took part in one of the side shows, 
''Mrs. Jarley's Wax Works." The figures, representing the 
different types of college life, the grind, the society girl, the foot 
ball man, and others were very life like, so much so that you could 
fairly hear them laugh and talk. 

We are glad to have one more on our list of active members. 
Elizabeth Cater Kingsbury, of Eta, was affiliated last week. Besides 


carrying several hours college work, Miss Kingsbury teaches German 
at the University. 

Kappa wishes you all the happiest of holidays. 

Roma louise Love, *06. 


Initiation, followed by a banquet, was held October the 12th at 
the Delta Gamma Lodge when we received into membership our 
ten pledglings. Our second initiation was held November the 
12th to initiate Helen Berkman, the sister of Martha Berkman, ex, 
'02, a late but none the less welcome comer. 

Although we have worked hard, we have still had opportunity for 
many pleasant times outside our school work. We have given two 
informals to which th^ men were invited and have spent many de- 
lightful hours at the house all by ourselves. On Monday of last 
week we gave a hose and handkerchief shower, one out o^ three or 
four given by others, to Louise Winchell, our bride-to-be of this 
week. The rooms were decorated with festoons of smilax and light 
refreshments were served. 

We are trying the experiment of having one evening meeting a 
month, followed by a social hour, and find it a great success. Our 
house is growing to be so full of happy memories and associations 
that we are never going to be quite willing to give it up even for a 
new one all our own. 

The work of the dramatic club has been progressing finely. Two 
of our girls are to have parts in the play to to be given in various 
near by cities during the holidays. Basket-ball has been taken up 
with great vigor this year, and there is promise of a good team. 

Several Delta Gammas are sure to form a part of it. Minnesota's 
foot-ball season has been a very successful one, and we feel very 
proud even if the Minnesota-Michigan championship question is 
unsettled. There will probably be a game with California during 
holiday vacation. 

We were delighted to have three Iowa girls visit us at the time of 
the Iowa game. Edith Evans, Laura Walker and Harriet Holt and 
have been very happy in having with us Margaret Hillsinger, also 
of Tau, who came soon after their visit, and has been with us since, 
studying music. 

Cap and Gown day has come and gone. Our four seniors beamed 
and sighed by turns. Of course we are very proud, but the black- 
ness of the gowns brings its sad thoughts too. If it were not for 


the faculty decree thit all applicants for a degree hereafter must 
pass an examination in spelling, we could wish ourselves back next 
year. We hope however that nothing in our past has caused our 
faculty to feel any encouragement in persisting in such a course. 

We are to lose Edith Frost after Christmas, for she leaves us to 
take her position as librarian at her home in Willmar, Minnesota. 
We are hoping to have her with us again some time, however. 

We have watched with a great deal of interest for the letter from 
our new chapter in Washington and are delighted with both their 
letter, 'and their picture and are very glad to welcome their first ap- 
pearance in Anchora. 

The main, topic of discussion at our meetings for the past month 
has been the Pan-Hellenic Conference and we were much inter- 
ested in the Rushing Contract in Zeta's letter. We feel that re- 
forms are sadly needed and are eagerly waiting the suggestions of 
our Conference here. In the midst of all our serious discussion 
there has been time for mysterious and delightful rumors of a 
Christmas tree when all the girls are back from the holidays. 

Lambda wishes you all the merriest and happiest of Christmas 
and New Year holidays. RUTH ROSHOLT, '04. 

XI; University of Michigan, Ann arbor. 

The engagements of Amy Krolik to Mr. William Brown, and Ada 
Stafford to Mr. George Bentley have both recently been announced. 

The annual Freshmen Spread took place in the Gymnasium last 
Saturday. The Sophomore girls give this party and the Junior and 
Senior girls escort the Freshmen to it. It was very well attended 
this year, and a great success. 

Last month Ann Arbor had a great treat. Charles Frohman's 
company gave "Everyman,** the morality play, in University Hall. 

The costumes were exquisite, and it was a very impressive 

Initiation came later than usual this year. Besides the four 
freshmen pledged when Xi's last letter was published, Frances 
Eschenburg of Santa Barbara, California, and Catherine Malcomsom 
of Detroit, were initiated. There were thirty-eight at the initiation 

We had hoped to see some Wisconsin girls here for the Wiscon- 
sin Foot-ball Game last month. It was a most exciting game and 
we had many guests from out of town. 

Xi sends you all best wishes for a happy New Year. 

Elizabeth Prall, '06. 


SIGMA; Northwestern University, Evanston, III. 

It hardly seems possible that in another week we will be separ- 
ating for the holidays, and that another Anchora letter is due. The 
fall months have passed very quickly here at Northwestern, for we 
have been both very busy and very sociable. As yet there have 
been no formal parties, but a number of the frats have given infor- 
mal dances and Delta Gamma always has her share of invitations. 
On Novembei twenty-first, Mrs. Holbrook entertained for us at the 
Evanstan Golf Club. We had as our guests Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Wil- 
liams. Mrs. Williams was Miss Harvey of Omega. Several of the 
girls have entertained us at their homes. On some of these occasions 
we have rushed, but we always prefer the times when we can rush 
ourselves. Speaking of rushing, we have been very much inter- 
ested in the report of the inter-sorority Conference; and our dele- 
gate, duly elected, is eagerly waiting to be summoned to a Pan- 
Hellenic Association. Perhaps I might speak here of the Delta 
Gamma Alumnae Association of Chicago. Although it is by no 
means composed entirely of Sigma girls, we claim a kind of kinship. 
It is made up of Delta Gamma^s from almost every chapter, living 
in or near Chicago. They meet the second Saturday of every month 
for luncheon at Marshal Fields. It is a most flourishing association. 
There are at least thirty girls there almost every month. They are 
always glad to welcome visitors to Chicago, and any Delta Gamma 
who can plan to be there, may be sure of a good time, and also a 

good lunch. Best wishes for a happy New Year to all Delta 

Mary Raymond, '04. 

Tau; University of Iowa, Iowa City. 

Since our last letter to Anchora, Tau chapter considers herself 
fortunate to be able to announce the addition of one more sister, 
Adah Ragsdale, of Des Moines, who entered school late and who 
pledged in time to be initiated with the others on the twenty-sec- 
ond of October. A rare good time we old girls had at the mock 
initiations the night before, and although our new sisters did not en- 
ioy it in quite the same way, yet they bore the ordeal very well, 
and proved themselves worthy to be of our number. They were 
rewarded by a spread at the home of Mrs Frederick Sturm, one of 
our alumnae, and allowed to go home early, that they might be at 
their best at the ritual the next night. Initiation was held at the 
residence of Mabel Swisher and was followed by an informal spread. 


The singing of Delta Gamma songs imbued the six new girls with 
love and loyalty for Delta Gamma, and left them filled with pride at 
being privileged to wear the little gold anchor. 

One evening in October we were all delightfully entertained at 
the home of Esther Swisher, where amateur theatricals and delicious 
refreshments were the order of the day. 

Three of our girls, Harriette Holt, Edith Evans and Laura Walker 
attended the Minnesota-Iowa foot-ball game at Minneapolis on the 
seventeenth of October. They were most delightfully entertained 
by the Lambda girls in their new chapter house, and had it not 
been for the score, the enjoyment of their trip would have been 

When our three sisters returned from Minneapolis, we at once 
commenced preparations for our large Armory party which was a 
Hallowe'en affair, on the thirtieth of October. The decorations 
consisted of cornstalks standing erect and forming a solid screen 
around the balcony, and from between these stalks peeped jolly 
jack-o-lanterns. In one end of the hall was a cozy corner which 
was a perfect bower of autumn leaves, and was shaded by a portiere 
of strung yellow-corn. The autumn leaves were also used in the 
large Delta Gamma monogram placed on the wall back of the stage. 
In one corner, which we had hung with oriental draperies, and lit 
only by a small hanging lamp, was seated our fortune teller, who 
was kept busy during the entire evening. The dances which our 
guests seemed to eni'oy most, were those in which we had the elec- 
tric lights turned out, and danced only by the light of the jack-o- 
lanterns. We were all glad to have with us on the night of our 
party Edith Preston of Oskaloosa. Since then we have received 
news of her engagement to Mr. Harry Spencer, Beta Theta Pi. 

November sixth, Tau chapter was pleasantly surprised by an invi- 
tation from the Iowa foot-ball team to witness the game with Simp- 
son college that afternoon. They sent the tally-ho for us, and we 
drove to the game with colors flying, and firmly believe that our 
enthusiasm helped Iowa across Simpson's goal, at least one of the 
seven times it was crossed that day. 

Soon after Thanksgiving, Harriet Holt, who has been ill ever 
since school opened, yielded to the advice of her doctors and 
friends, and returned to her home in Madison, Wisconsin, for a brief 
period of recuperation. We hope to have her with us again at the 
beginning of the second semester. 

Lena Roach spent a couple of weeks with us not long ago, and 


during her stay, several informal parties and one formal dinner was 
given in her honor. 

It is now almost time for the holidays, and Tau sends best wishes 
for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all her sister chap- 

Ruth Fleming, '04. 

Upsilon; Stanford University, California. 

Out here in California, where the first rains of the winter are 
bringing out a faint green on the hills, it is hard to realize that our 
Christmas holidays are only a week distant. But final examinations 
are a reminder, in any climate, that the first semester is at an end. 
Of the eighteen girls living in our chapter house, only four will 
remain here during the holidays; but about eight of us who have 
homes on the campus or near the University, will be on hand to 
help them in having a jolly vacation. 

Our Los Angeles girls are looking forward to a wedding and many 
functions in connection with it, during holiday week. On the 
thirty-first of December, Hazel Edwards, '05, will be married to 
Mr. James Roy Pinkham, '02 (Univ. of California,). Harriet Sever- 
ance, '06, Sue Carpenter, '06, and Nan Wickers, *05, are to be 
among her bridesmaids. 

The chapters gave a Hallowe'en party on the thirty-first of 
October, which was made lively by old-fashioned games and dances, 
such as "Old Dan Tucker" and the Virginia reel. Jack-o-lanterns 
grinned at the company from all the nooks and corners, and decor- 
ated the long dining-table where we ate substantial country fare such 
as doughnuts and pumpkin pie. 

On the twenty first of November we gave our semester reception, 
from three to five and eight to ten. The house was effectively dec- 
orated with yellow chrysanthemums and red grapevine sprays with 
bunches of purple grapes still hanging on them. A number of the 
Alpha Beta Sigma girls came down from Berkeley to attend our "at 
home" and the informal dance which followed it, spending Sunday 
as well with us. 

Very few of the girls left the campus during Thanksgiving recess, 
as there is hardly time to make the trip home when distances are so 
great as out here in California. In consequences, we had twenty 
three people around our Thanksgiving table, and had an informal 
party at the home of one of the girls afterward. 


The reports of a diphtheria epidemic here have been greatly exag- 
gerated in the Eastern papers. There has been a good deal of sore 
throat, owing to low fogs which prevailed here during the last of 
November; but only half a dozen cases of real diphtheria developed; 
these were promptly quarantined, and proved to be very light cases. 
The trouble is practically over now, and most of the patients are out 
of the Guild hospital. One of our girls is there now, but will be 
able to go home to Los Angeles with the other girls the last of the 

Upsilon sends holiday greetings to all Delta Gammas, with best 
wishes for the New Year. 

ALICE Windsor Kimball, '04. 

PHI; University of Colorado, Boulder. 

We have been now in college three months, and all has gone 
smoothly in the new house. It seems so nice to be able to enter- 
tain our friends in our own house. We have our regular meetings 
every Monday evening, and after the business is over we spend a 
jolly half hour or so singing our songs and being sociable. 

Everyone is taking a great interest in the Pan-Hellenic question 
and we hope that some arrangements may be made with Kappa 
Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi, though nothing definite has been 

Delta Gamma has enjoyed many informal parties this year. We 
gave up our annual Hallowe'en Dance, but had a reunion of the girls 
in the afternoon. We entertained the Pi Phi's a few weeks ago 
with a dance and had such fun, doing the honors as men. 

A masquerade party is to be given by the Woman's League, Sat- 
urday evening, and the girls are looking forward to it with great 
expectation, as it is one of the times all the girls of the University 
meet together for a good time. 

We were so glad to see Bess Brown Thayer, who was in Boulder 
a few days on her way to Greeley. Her sister, Jen Brown, invited 
the active chapter and some of the alumnae to spend the afternoon 
with her, and we had such a good time. Several of the old girls, Ella 
Callahan Hustion, Lillian Lewis, Vera Dawson, and Julia Bunyan 
have visited us in the chapter house this year. 

We will have our Christmas tree the first Monday after vacation 
and this is one of the pleasantest fraternity happenings of the year. 


Each girl gives something for the house to make it more cozy and 

Phi sends best wishes for a Happy New Year to all her Delta 
Gamma sisters. MINNIE M. DaiLEY, '06. 

Chi; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 

Since the last letter to Anchora we have held our initiation and, 
besides the girls last mentioned, have added to our chapter circle, 
Jessie Burnham Peirson of Brockport, N. Y., and Naomi Carpenter 
and Florence Smith both of Ithaca. Our initiation was held Octo- 
ber 30th. 

This year has been full of pleasant visits for Chi. At the time 
of the Columbia foot-ball game, Edna Doubleday, *03, spent a few 
days with us. Elsie Dutcher, *00, paid us a short visit also, and 
with Thanksgiving Day appeared Mary Holden, *03, and Harriet 
Dodge, '00. 

The night after Thanksgiving we gave an informal dance in the 
Sage gymnasium for our guests and for the Freshmen. Thanksgiv- 
ing night, Mrs. Gardiner Williams entertained us most charmingly. 
A literary contest taxed our brains for a while and then we were 
rewarded by chances at an enormous grab bag. 

We were fortunate in having excellent skating for Thanksgiving. 
Since then Beebe Lake has remained frozen over and furnishes good 
sport for energetic students. The tobaggan slide is being enlarged 
and will soon be ready for use. The rink association is planning 
to have band concerts, upon the ice, each Saturday. 

We have just had a short but very enjoyable visit from Elsa Sing- 
master, Ex, '02, and a shorter but no less enjoyable one from Jane 
Butt of Omega who played here, November fourth, in Sag Harbor. 
We girls of Chi are all anxiously looking forward to Christmas vaca- 
tion. We are planning to have our usual chapter tree but this year 
will give a combined gift to the chapter room instead of individual 

Chi wishes all Delta Gammas a most pleasant and profitable New 

Sylvia Ernestine Ball, '06. 

Psi; The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Although "rushing" in its worst form has been abolished, we 
have been having small affairs with only four Delta Gammas pres- 
ent. Now that we have become acquainted with the new girls, it is 



perfectly natural to invite them to these before we give our large 
affair. Our rooms afford a good place for breakfasts, luncheons, 
welsh rarebit parties, etc. One of our luncheons was a college 
luncheon. Yellow chrysanthemums and blue violets represented the 
colors of the college. The chrysanthemums were placed in the 
center of the table,and yellow ribbons with a scroll on one end, and 
a bunch of violets on the other, ran from them to each girl's place. 
The ribbons were strung with clusters of the violets and made a 
pretty effect. The courses were in the class colors, and between 
courses, the ribbons were pulled and the scrolls read and guessed 
because they held mysterious riddles about the college and faculty. 
These afforded much amusement. 

Another successful affair was at Alto Dale. Four Delta Gammas 
and the new girls went early one Saturday morning and stayed all 
day. Luncheon was served in the "Cricket," a small play house 
in the woods, and then they played in the leaves, took snap shots of 
each other and had a generally good time. The pictures turned 
out well, and those that stayed at home had no idea of the fun they 

Besides these parties of four Delta Gammas, each one has been 
doing individual rushing by walking, driving and riding, and the 
new girls as well as we, feel the good effects of this quieter system. 

Our college world has been greatly excited over the important 
fact of the Senior Play, "Twelfth Night." It touched our Delta 
Gamma world too, since Margaret Morriss took the part of the Duke. 
Other sister fraternities were represented by Alpha Phi and Gamma 
Phi. Everyone did well, and we all were unanimous in praise of Nine- 
teen Four. The flowers sent to the class as a whole, were banked 
upon the stage as an expression of our appreciation. The 
scenes between Sir Andrew, Belle and Maria, were very well 
acted and so funny that we had not a moment to think of being 
tired. Maria's laughter was so infectious that it was hard to sober 
down to the pathetic side of the play. Well might the Duke in- 
spire Viola's love for so handsome a Duke one seldom sees. His 
dark beauty was enhanced by his rich robes and the splendour of 
the cast. The Dean is their honorary member and he was very 
proud of his class. 

In the musical world we are represented by Marguerite Lake who 
is leader of the Mandolin Club, which promises to be very good 
this year. 

Monday the fourteenth, the Freshmen-Sophomore Basket Ball 


takes place. The Sophomores hope and expect to win, since they 
won last year, and as the Freshmen team is strong, it will be a h^rd 

Psi sends greeting to Delta Gammas old and new. 


OMEGA; University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Although it is only two months since the different chapters of 
Delta Gamma have heard from one another, in looking back over 
these days, I think that we all wonder that so much can happen in 
so short a time. We of Omega chapter, besides doing our regular 
work on the hill and giving some time to outside duties and pleas- 
ures, have been busy for Delta Gamma in various ways. A few 
weeks after initiations we gave a rather informal dance in order to 
introduce our freshmen to some of our friends. Then on Thanks- 
giving evening, the girls who spent their vacation in Madison, had 
another little dance at the home of Ethelwyn Anderson. Our other 
good times have been at the usual social meetings, at several 
spreads and a Christmas tree. One spread was given for Camilla 
McKey just before she left us to live in San Diego, California. 
The Christmas tree, to which our alumnae invited us, was at Miss 
Ella Gernon's and gave great enjoyment to everyone. In the midst 
of all this, we pledged Rebekah Knight who is now living in Mad- 
ison, and will attend the University next year. 

Margaret Frankenburger, one of our freshmen, has just become a 
member of Red Domino which is the girls' dramatic club of the 

Miss Wing, and also Miss Harriet Holt from Tau chapter, we were 
glad to meet in Madison, and wish that we might see more of our 
sisters in this way. 

Helen Goldsmith Whitney, '06. 

Psi Omicron, Baltimore, Md. 

Psi Omicron has had several very pleasant meetings accord- 
ing to the new plan, which is as follows: We meet on the 
second Friday in the month in the afternoon, and on the fourth 
Saturday at night, when we always have the active chapter with us. 
In this way we have with us at one time or the other, both the girls 
who live in the country and cannot come at night, and those who 
have their afternoons filled with other engagements. Our meetings 
are purely business and social, and are held at the homes of the girls. 


We have never made the attempt to have literary work in any of our 
meetings, active or alumnae, as it has always seemed that the active 
girls had enough of that sort of work in their college classes, and 
the '*old dames" decidedly prefer to exchange personal notes, rather 
than listen to or read a paper on the most vital of general topics. 
In this busy world such an informally social afternoon or evening is 
mentally restful and refreshing — how much so, we hardly appreciate 
unless we have to give it up. 

We miss from the chapter this year, Mary Jarrett, who is in Bos- 
ton doing charitable work among children. 

With all good wishes for a happy New Year to all Delta Gammas, 
active and alumnae. 

Mabel Meredith Reese, Psi, '99. 

Chi upsilon Alumnae, New York City. 

Another year has nearly gone, and by the time ANCHORA ap- 
pears again we shall be turning toward a new year. Chi Upsilon 
wishes all her sisters a Happy New Year. May it bring good to 
Delta Gamma as a fraternity and to each individual member. 

We are trying a new plan of meeting this year. Instead of 
meeting at the homes of the girls, we meet once a month at some 
central point and proceed to **do" New York. Last month about 
a dozen of us met at the Martha Washington hotel for luncheon. 
After the luncheon we went up to Miss Gregory's room which is 
such a cozy college girFs room that we almost forgot we were not 
back in a room in our chapter house. 

That is one thing which we envy our more fortunate alumnae 
sisters. We have no chapter house and no active chapter to keep 
us young, but we have an alumnae chapter and that is a great deal 
to be thankful for. 

The first Saturday in this month we met for a trip to Chinatown. 
Bess Avery led the expedition and took us first to the "Non Far 
Lair** restaurant where seated at marble topped tables we gracefully 
ate chop suoy, pineapple, chicken, etc., with chopsticks, h was 
all very interesting. We had our business meeting over the tea- 
cups which were so dainty and pretty that we could not refrain 
from buying some like them. We were shown through the Joss 
House and afterward visited the shops. To those of us who had never 
shopped in Chinatown before, it was a delightful experience. We 
went from shop to shop looking and buying from the shopmen who 
• were willing to take down everything in the store to show us. First 



we knew it began to grow dark and we hurried out of Chinatown 
hardly waiting to say goodbye to each other. 

As a closing word I want to ask all Delta Gammas to let us know 
when they come to New York either to stay or for a visit. 

We want to get acquainted with as many of our sisters as possi- 

Gertrude Willard Phisterer, Chi, '98. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae, Lincoln, Neb. 

Now that the melancholy days have departed and left us midst 
the frown and gloom of winter and the contemplation of Yule Tide, 
I only wish Kappa Theta's correspondent could write a really Mer- 
ry Christmas and Happy New Year letter of the doings of her 
Chapter, but, alack: there is nothing doing at all, not even an en- 
gagement to announce, now understand how bereft we are of even 
small excitements. 

Kappa Theta not long ago did give the active girls a childrens 
party, and we all came arrayed in Children's frocks, there were 
"Buster Brown's " a Gretchen from Fatherland ''L.'Aiglon" Col- 
ored Children, rich and poor boys and girls and your worthy 
"Prexy" as a small Japanese, was the best of all the show. Louise 
Tukey, '03, is to be married December 15th at her home in Omaha 
to Mr. Edwin R. Morrison of Kansas City, Missouri. Quite a number 

of the girls expect to attend. 

Martha Hutchinson, '93, is to be married in January to Mr. Team 

of Greeley, Colorado. 

Kappa Theta instead of their usual monthly meetings have de- 
cided this year to invite all the active girls especially and have a 
"special" and some form of entertainment; we hope by this means 
to keep in close touch with all the girls both old and young in 
town. Best wishes for the New Year to all who wear the anchor. 

Helen* BuRDiCK Welch. 



Thurza Shilling, Alpha, 1900, was married at her home in 
Alliance, November twelfth, to Mr. G. H. Crumrine, Cashier of the 
First National Bank, Alliance, 0. 

On December second, at the home of the bride's parents in 
Battle Creek, Mich., Blanch Maveety, Zeta,*01, was married to Mr. 
Laurence Herbert Brown, Sault de Sainte Marie, Mich. 

On Wednesday, December ninth, Grace Hunt, Zeta, ex, '04, 
was married to Mr. Arthur Cluff at her home near Albion. 

Tuesday, December fifteenth, Louise Melissa Tukey, Kappa, ex, 
'04, was married at her home in Omaha to Mr. Edwin Rees Morri- 
son, of Kansas City. 

On the fourteenth of October, June Davis, Xi, '03, was married 
in Lansing, Mich., to Mr. Edgar Louis Cooley. 

The Second Saturday of each month, the Delta Gamma Alumnae 
Association of Chicago meets for luncheon at Marshall Field's 
Lunch Room. 

Bertha Wilson, Rho, *00, sailed in August for Harfoot, Turkey, 
by way of the Continent. She will enter upon mission work there. 

Edna McKinley ,Rho,'02, is a teacher inFayetteville High-School. 
Olive Hartwig, Rho, '03, and Angeline Golly, Rho, '03, have also 
taken up high-school teaching. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Easton (Marion Johnson, Omega, '92) 
of Waterloo, Iowa, October 31st, a son. 

Jessie Goddard, Omega, '89, who has been abroad since July, 
sails for home December 20th. She will teach in Salt Lake City 
the coming year. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Anson W. Mayhew (Eva Bostwick, Omega, 
'96) of Milwaukee, Wis., October 30th a son. 

Ella Gernon, Omega, '91, expects to sail January 12th for Italy, 
where she will spend the remainder of the winter. 

Mrs. Frederick W. Stearns (Emma Drinker, Omega, '86) of San 
Diego, California, has been spending a few days in Madison with 
Mrs. Sophie Lewis Briggs, Omega, '88. 

Born on July 3, 1903, to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pease (Susan Odell, 
Omega, '99) 127 East Fourteenth Street, Minneapolis, Minn., a 

Elizabeth Bennett Mills, Omega, '95, is in charge of the 
periodical department of the Wisconsin Historical Library. 


Katharine Allen, Omega, '87, returned from a year's sojourn 
abroad the last of September. She spent most of her time in the 
classical school at Rome, and since her return has resumed her 
position of Instructor of Latin in the University of Wisconsin. 

Born the latter part of August to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. 
Elizabeth Vilas Gary, Omega, *98, of Edgerton, Wisconsin, a son, 
William Vilas Gary. 

Edith Martin, Omega, is teaching in Oak Park, Illinois. 

Lucy Kate McGlachlin, Omega, '94, was married to Mr. Ben- 
jamin David Berry, July 21st, at Stevens' Point, Wis. Mr. and 
Mrs. Berry are residing in Chicago. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gastone Del Frate (Sallie Ramsay, Omega, '1900) 
of Rome, spent the Summer in Madison with Mrs. Del Frate's 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ramsay. They returned to Rome in 

Harriet Hughes, Omega, '02, is teaching at West Bend, Wis. 
Genevieve McDill, Omega, who spent the summer travelling and 
studying abroad, is teaching English literature in the Stevens* 
Point High School. 

Elsie Thom, Omega, is studying kindergarten work in Menom- 
onie. Wis. 

Miss Sybil Barney, Omega, is teaching history in West Bend, 

Mrs. Sophie Lewis Briggs, Omega, *88, has been elected 
Librarian of the Agricultural Library of the University of Wiscon- 

Miss E^hel Butt, Omega, is teaching English in the La Crosse, 
Wis. High School. 

Ruth Bentley, Chi, '02, received a Cornell fellowship in history, 
and is back with the active chapter this year. 

Mary Lathrop Holden, Chi, '03, is teaching in Silver Creek. 

Bertha Stoneman, Chi, Ph. D., '96, is still teaching in South 

Nellie M. Reed, Chi, '95, was married to Dr. T. H. Burnett, 
Professor in Bacteriology and Pathology in Cornell, June 9th. 

The marriage of Carrie Mildred Denton, to the Reverend Godfrey 
Chobot, took place October 8th. 

Florence Wilson, Psi, '03, who was so ill last June that she could 
not attend Commencement, is still quite sick. She lost her sight 
last summer as a result of an operation for appendicitis, but a doc- 
tor has recently given out hope that the clot of blood on the brain, 


which causes the blindness, may be absorbed, and we are anxiously 
awaiting to hear the results of the operation. 

Jane Rawls, Psi, ex, '05, is studying art in New York this winter. 
Elizabeth Goucher recently spent several days with her. 

Jessie Loeffler, Psi, 99, is teaching German in the Girls' Latin 
School of Baltimore. 

Louise West, Psi, '99, has been visiting Nan Walters, '99, at 
her home in Bel Air, Md. 

Jeannette Sherman, Psi, is resident physician at the Woman's 
Hospital, Jenkinstown, Pa, 

Charlotte Soulter Murdoch, Psi, *97, is head of the Presbyterian 
Deaconess Home in Baltimore. 

Mabel Reese, Psi, '99, has a position as medical stenographer in 
Johns Hopkins Medical School. 

Rosalie Pendleton, Psi, '03, is teaching in Pittsburg, and May 
Taylor, Psi, '03, is teaching in Demopolis, Alabama. 




At the last convention a committee was appointed to report on 
the legal steps open to the Fraternity for the protection of the 
badge against piracy. Of this committee, Brother Edward W. 
Bryn, Sigma, '70, is a member, he having had many years patent 
experience in Washington. The article on this subject which ap- 
pears elsewhere in these pages is an adaption from his report, and 
will, undoubtedly, interest not only Theta Delts, but perhaps our 
Exchanges as well. 

A design patent, a trade-mark, or a copyright represent the near- 
est provisions of law for the protection of our badge against in- 
fringers or imitators. It could probably have been protected by a 
design patent, if proper application had been made by the origina- 
tors of the design within the statutory limits as to time. It is 
probable that the designer is dead. Furthermore, the originator 
of the design must make oath that it has not been on sale or in 
public use for more than two years prior to the application. As our 
badge has been in use for more than half a century, it is obvious 
that the requisite oath could not be made, even if the designer 
were living. In any event, however, it neuer would have been desir- 
able to have taken a design patent, for the protection thereunder 
could have lasted only fourteen years, and after the expiration of 
that term the subject matter would, under the. conditions of the 
grant of a patent, become public property. The Fraternity would 
never want to appear to sanction such surrender at any time, short 
of eternity. 

Trade-mark protection is applicable only to some manufactured 
article, and the badge is never to be attached to any article of trade, 
so that protection under this law would be equally impossible. 

As to copyright, it is essential' to the validity of a copyright that 
it should be applied for before publication, and our badge has been 
exposed to the public (published) for many years. Moreover, our 
badge co Id hardly be included under any of the heads or categories 
provided by law for copyright protection. These heads are : '*Book, 
map, chart, dramatic or musical composition, engraving, cut, print, 
photograph, painting, drawing, chromo, statue, statuary, or model 
or design of a work of art to be perfected.'* 



Furthermore, even if some legal protection could be found, it is 
difficult to see who would hold the right. We are not a corporate 
body, and even if the exclusive right were vested in the individuals 
of the Grand Lodge, I am not sure that there could be a proper 
succession to other Grand Lodges without a specific assignment in 
writing at the election of each succeeding Grand Lodge. 

I am of the opinion that we cannot protect the badge under any 
provision of law. We must rely, I think, upon the force of moral 
suasion and the comity of Greek Letter men. 

If, however, there should be at any time some flagrant and servile 
imitation of our badge and name, it is possible that the individual 
members of the Grand Lodge, or any other Theta Delt for that 
matter, might ask an injunction from the Courts to forbid such 

use.— Theta Delta Chi Shield. 

During the summer months, our chapter keeps two Round Robin 
letters in constant circulation, one starting at each end of the al- 
phabet and taking the girls in turn. Last summer, the senior 
letters all lamented the fact Robin would fly no more in tbeir direc- 
tion, and this feeling has caused us to try a new scheme this year. 
The seven girls who graduated last year are having a Robin of their 
own, and every time it reaches the seventh girl she mails it to the 
active chapter, and there a letter is added, telling all the local college 
news. In this way, the active chapter is kept in very close touch 
with the girls who have recently gone out, and they in their turn 
still keep their interest in the college. This seems especially 
helpful when a girl goes a long distance from home and so cannot 
become identified with the alumnae chapter for very active work. 
The plan is only experimental this year, but we are confident that 
it will be a success. Perhaps it may prove suggestive to other 
chapters.— Pi BETA PHI ARROW. 

Many things have been done in fraternities to guard against an 
aristocratic tendency. Membership in the more general organiza- 
tions of college is encouraged, and evenings are set aside when 
those who are not fraternity members may be entertained at the 
chapter houses. These things are helpful in that they give us an 
opportunity to meet and appreciate those who are not *'of us," and 
yet the secret of a broad fellowship lies less in the doing than the 


being. If there is the feeling of superiority in the heart, it will be 
apparent in the manner, be the deeds what they may; and con- 
versely, the real outreaching sympathy and fellowship is just as 
evident. We can not act democracy, — we must live it. 

Our government was founded on democratic principles and our 
public schools and colleges are the direct offspring of those princi- 
ples. Have we any right then, to introduce into these institutions 
a spirit which opposes to any degree the ideal of equality? Let us 
be sure our fraternities are developing women who will have a broad 
fellowship for all, rather than those who shall hold themselves aloof 
with a feeling of superiority — for they know not what. Let our 
fraternities teach us to recognize the true manliness in the men, 
the real worth in the women irrespective of class or circumstances; 
and may the two brothers, fraternity and equality, go hand in hand. 

—Kappa Alpha Theta Quarterly. 


The recently completed Leland Stanford Memorial Church on the 
campus of Stanford University is regarded as a unique example of 
American church architecture. Says Mr. J. L. Harbour, in the 
Christian Endeavor World (September 3): 

"It has required four years of constant work to erect the church 
Mrs. Stanford has built to the memory of her husband. The most 
skilled architects in California, the most skilled artists in both 
America and Europe, and the most notable sculptors and workers in 
mosaics in Italy have been called upon to help erect and embellish 
this beautiful temple of worship. 

Mrs. Stanford has chosen to keep the cost of the church a se- 
cret, but it is certain that it has cost at least six hundred thousand 

The carvings, the marble statuary, and the exquisitely beautiful 
stained glass windows representing John, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, David, 
Elias, Moses, Samuel, and Isaiah, represent a great outlay, and are 
the finest in the world. 

The ceiling of the church is seventy feet above the floor, which 
is of the richest Moorish tiling. There are forty-seven stained-glass 
windows and a great many beautifully carved arches and columns. 
It is said that the cost of the mosaic decorations in the church has 
been about one hundred thousand dollars. 


Of course, the plans for the music in a church like this have 
been carefully considered, and there is in the church one of the 
finest organs in the world, and there are seats in the choir-loft for 
one hundred and fifty singers. The organ has 3000 pipes and forty- 
six stops, and it has the most beautiful front ever placed on an or- 

The pulpit is of richly carved stone, and the altar is a block of 
Carrara marble upon the face of which has been carved a bas-relief 
of Reubens's 'The Entombment.' 

There is back of the altar, a wonderful representation of the 
'Last Supper* in rich mosaics, which is a copy of the original in 
the Sistine Chapel at Rome." 

In brief, the Leland Stanford Memorial Church is believed to be 
the "most beautiful church in America,** while some go so far as to 
say that there is not a more artistically beautiful church building 
in the world. 



An almost perfect reproduction of the classic Dionysian Theatre 
at Epidaurus, in Greece, has been presented to the University of 
California by William R. Hearst. The structure was dedicated 
on September 24, in the presence of 2,000 students and a great 
throng of men and women of political, collegiate, and social dis- 
tinction. Addresses were made by President Benjamin Ide Wheeler 
Mr. Hearst, and Mr. Ben Weed, a graduate of the university; and 
a performance of Aristophanes*s "Birds** as given by the student. 
Mr. Hearst's paper, the New York American, says of the opening 

"This festival is absolutely unique not only in the annals of 
Berkeley, but in college life throughout America, for it marks the 
completion of a structure that is without parallel in this country, 
and it is not an exaggeration to add that it can not be duplicated 
by the architectural marvels of the Old World. 

The site in its perfect adaptability to outdoor dramatic presen- 
tations, both as to acoustic properties and scenic effects, was a mar- 
velous and eloquent suggestion of nature herself; but it was not 
until the silent appeal touched the imagination of Ben Weed, of 
the class of *94, that the gift was accepted and put to the use for 
which it seems to have been credited from the beginning. 


Since that time theatrical performances of the graduating class of 
each year have been witnessed by thousands, sitting on the grass 
covering the sloping walls of a huge circular depression under the 
shade of an eucalyptus grove. * * * "The nearest approach 
to the outdoor theater, of which not only Berkeley, but America 
can justly be proud, is to be found at Nismes, in the south of 
France, and at Oxford, England. The first has scarcely become 
more than a ruin, and the second is so vastly inferior in point of 
size and magnificence of execution as to almost preclude rational 

The completed structure is made up of two distinct parts, the 
stage corresponding to the classic logeum and the auditorium being 
a reproduction of the Greek theater. The former is 122 feet long 
by a depth of 28 feet, and surrounded by a solid concrete wall 42 
feet in height. This is enriched by a complete classic order of 
Greek doric columns with stylobate and entablature pierced by five 
entrances and its ends forming two massive pylons. The theater 
proper is semi-circular in form 2 and 254 feet in diameter, and is 
divided into two concentric tiers of seats. The first series of these 
are built around a level circle fifty feet in diameter and five and 
one half feet below the level of the stage, corresponding accord- 
ingly to the portion of the ancient Greek structures devoted to the 
choruses and orchestra. Without this circle the seats slope up 
gradually until the stage level is reached at a circle corresponding 
in diameter to the terminal pylons of the stage walls. This line 
is marked architecturally by an isle, anciently called the diazoma, 
extending around the semi-circle of seats between the orchestra and 
the topmost circle."— -PHI DELTA THETA SCROLL. 


In order that any institution may effectively claim for itself a 
perpetual place in organized society, it first must have established 
right to such a place. It must satisfy society that it can give 
as much or more than is taken away and appropriated to self. Its 
right must be postulated upon ethical utility. 

Failing in this, eventually it must perish in obedience to the 
cold law of natural selection. Many individuals leap into promi- 
nence, only to be hurled from their unearned heights with an equal 
swiftness. Business enterprises totter and fall because they are 
not adjusted to the needs and conditions of their prespective envir- 
onments. Laws and institutions have been relegated to oblivion 


because they failed to meet that need for which they were enacted 
and established. It is evident that true and lasting value, from 
the nature of things, must be the criterion of judging as to utility. 

Does not this law also hold good with reference to college 
fraternities? Then we come face to face with the question: ''For 
what purpose are these fraternities organized and how best may 
they fulfill that purpose? The purpose of the organization must 
naturally determine the means to the end." 

It is pertinent that this inquiry be made, for college presidents 
and officials everywhere are put to the task of refuting the charge, 
that college fraternities are distracting the young people from the 
real purpose of college training; are a hindrance rather than a help 
in educational development. The word ''frater," hence Fraternity, 
at once suggest the idea of brotherhood, sympathy and mutual 
help. It is a sad commentary on the word ''Fraternity,*' when 
considered in its collegiate meaning, that there should be the least 
suspicion as to its efficacy in accomplishing that which its original 
meaning implies. We are led to the conclusion that some Frater- 
nity chapters may be organized for purposes other than mutual 
good. Apparently, some chapters choose their men from among 
those only who can wear expensive clothing, spend their monev 
freely at the club and banquet table, and who take time sufficient 
to be "good fellows** generally; others, those only who revel in 
vulgar jokes and indecent jests, unfit for a company of gentle- 
men. Their chapter ideal, their aim, their goal, is the outgrowth 
of their lack of definite high purpose. Is such fraternal? Is this 
brotherly help? 

No college organization which tends to defeat the object of col- 
lege attendance has a right to exist! 

Young men and women are sent to college during the formative 
period of their lives, at the time when impressions are lasting, and 
when various influences and experiences enter into, and become a 
part of their lives. At this time it is especially important that 
pure and ennobling ideals be held up before them, and that they 
be led to adopt them as a guide for conduct, because college ideals 
will become also the ideals of life after leaving the Alma Mater. 
A noted educator has said that the great purpose, the only purpose, 
of education is the development of character. Others have expressed 
the same sentiment in arguing for the summum bonum as the social 

In college life, ideals of vain display, social pleasure exclusively, 


atheltics per se, and others of this category tend to defeat the ob- 
ject of parents in sending their boys and girls to college. It tends 
to defeat the high purpose of education, which we are pleased to 
accept as being the development of a high standard of character, 
and thus the approximation of the highest good. Therefore, any 
college organization fostering and supporting such ideals has no 
right to exist ! 

The college man on leaving his Alma Mater should be endowed 
liberally and broadly. He should be equippd physically, mentally, 
morally and socially for a subsequent strenuous life. Above all, he 
should have pronounced convictions on right and wrong, and the 
necessary moral courage to maintain the integrity of those con- 
victions. He should also have a profound sense of decency. Such 
a result can be obtained only by the fostering of high ideals and 
by being kept continually under their influence. College days are 
the days in which to store energy in the form of ''moral courage," 
to be used when the days of responsibility press heavily. In the 
thickest of the fight in life's battles that courage will help to decide 
aright, when decision must be made quickly! 

Since the associations in Fraternity life are so close, and the ties 
so binding, since the contract of heart to heart and soul to soul is of 
such proximity and laden with such awful consequences, the reason 
is apparent why high chapter ideals should be maintained. With 
Fraternity men their Fraternity ideals largely will be their life 
ideals. There is no danger of maintaining too high a standard, 
because if not fully realized it may be approximated. But there 
is danger in lowering the standard, because the life can never 
exceed the ideal, and the lower standard will fall as far short of be- 
ing realized as the higher, with a consequent result of conduct far 
below that maintained under the higher standard. Thus progress 
would be displaced by degeneration. 

The world's great need today is men of character; men of high, 
noble and resolute purposes; men of conviction and moral stamina, 
who have a right regard for the interests of their fellow men; men 
in whom altruism sufficiently tempers egotism. We naturally look 
to our colleges and universities for such products. Yes, more, the 
conditions which exist in the Fraternity chapters within those col- 
leges and universities should warrant us in looking to Fraternity 
life and association for the impulse which fires Greeks to become 
men, real men. — DELTA OF SiGMA Nu. 



''There are exceptions to all rules.** A general statement can 
hardly be made so absolutely accurate as to exactly fit every case 
which might seem to come under it. But occasional apparent 
exceptions do not prove a correctly stated general law to be incor- 
rect. They simply call attention to the coincidental or simultan- 
eous action of other laws effecting the cases in question, and there- 
by producing apparent exceptions, but not real exceptions. The 
more complex the class of phenomena dealt with, the more difficult 
it is to state a law which has no apparent exceptions, because of the 
greater number of points of contact with the effects of other laws, 
with resulting variations of phenomena. The laws of biology are 
good examples of the difficulties of statement and inclusion, just 
mentioned, and the laws of sociology are still more so. Neverthe- 
less, when a general law of biology or sociology is discovered and 
duly buttressed by a sufficient collection of facts, we consider it 
true wisdom to base all future action and reasoning on the law 
discovered, regardless of what may seem to be occasional apparent 
exceptions, and regardless of false traditions or erroneous precon- 
ceptions on our own part. The law governs the cases in question 
and we follow it, knowing we are right. 

In the case of false traditions or erroneous conceptions, the wish 
is often father to the thought. College students are not exempt 
from false traditions and errors of thought. Many things in college 
life have been changed for the better, though occasional reversions 
to former evils are sometimes visible in some quarters, and there 
is still room for improvement in most institutions of this cla-s. 

One false tradition in some student circles would, if true, remove 
the necessity of maintaining colleges by proving that the collegiate 
ideal of education was not the best one. The college says to the 
new student: *'l educate you, and to the degree to which you con- 
form to my ideals and to which you acquire my knowledge your 
education will be a success." The false tradition opposed to this 
says: "College works and professors are merely necessary evils, 
giving one an excuse to leave home and for a few years become a 
member of what, for lack of a more accurately descriptive name, 
is commonly called a student body, and to the degree to which you 
devote your time and energy to conforming your ideals and character 
to the ideals and character of those students? (we lack a more 
accurate name), who can manage to secure diplomas with the least 
amount of study of regular college work and the greater amount of 


acquaintance and popularity with their fellow students, to that 
degree your education will be a success." 

The college gives its prizes, highest marks, honors to its strong- 
est students, and says, ''behold, these are the best educated mem- 
bers of my student body." False tradition says, ''behold the pop- 
ular members of the base ball team, the foot ball team, the leaders 
in a college's so-called society world, the hustlers in college poli- 
tics, the officers of the athletic association and other unliterary 
student organization, these are the best educated men in college, 
especially the members of Theta Nu Epsilon, who, having laid aside 
their manhood sufficiently to submit to all sorts of indignities in 
initiation, without knocking the teeth down the throats of the fools 
who did the initiating, now proudly bear about empty skulls as evi- 
dence, and guarantee that they are the finest students (?) in college, 
the finest products, the best educated members of the student body, 
the only individuals who are freely granted the right to wear two 
empty skulls on one body!" 

As constituted in most colleges, Theta Nu Epsilon is the living 
embodiment of the false tradition herein opposed. It is a body of 
men claiming to be the cream of the student body, but not basing 
that claim on endorsement by the* faculty, nor on expected future 
endorsement by election to Phi Beta Kappa, nor on the number of 
special study honors or high marks secured, but solely on popular- 
ity and adaptability of the candidates proposed, and indeed on their 
popularity and fitness as judged merely by the dozen members al- 
ready initiated. This gives us the false tradition concretely stated. 
It is not high grade scholarship and faculty endorsement, showing 
assimilation of true collegiate ideals, but it is popularity amongst 
fellow students and conformity to the ideals of half-educated 
youths that give evidence of one's having most fully acquired the* 
best education. It is regretable that many new students are led 
astray by the false traditions, the low ideals of older students, 
higher classmen who ought to know better. 

The student goes to college to study, to secure the endorsement 
of the college faculty, not of his half-educated fellow students. If 
he can secure both, well and good, but if he has not the time, 
strength and ability to do more than one thing at a time, let him 
first devote himself to the tasks he has been sent to college to 

Every individual should develop his nature in all its parts — body, 


mind and soul. He should seek symmetrical, all-around develop- 
ment. But there is a special time for everything. Without neg- 
lecting a proper amount of physical culture, and certainly never 
for a moment allowing anything to interfere with the aim of our 
whole life, namely, spiritual culture, every student should, never- 
theless, at all times remember that during the few years of his col- 
lege course his main business is to study! 

Every college student should devote by far the most of his time 
while in the university to study and research in text-books, libraries 
and laboratories, or otherwise, as his professors may desire. All 
other matters, such as society life, college politics (generally re- 
prehensible), college athletics, and similar activities of the student 
body should be kept in a proper perspective, should be kept in the 
background, as minor matters. They are things which should not 
be overlooked, and may be useful when each is in its proper place, 
but which are decidedly injurious when out of their places. 

First-class stu^ entship is a thing of such value that every Frater- 
nity chapter should consider itself at liberty to sever all connection 
with and expell any member who fails to attain to a reasonably 
good standing in his college studies, and after due notice fails to 
reform. High ideals of scholarship, strictly adhered to, are best for 
the chapter members, and in the long run will prove the best policy 
for the chapter as an organization. Let the spiking committee hunt 
for good students. See that your chapter life is so regulated that 
good students remain good students and improve in studentship, 
till they excel all other students, and if by chance a poor student 
is admitted by mistake, make him either get up or get out. Do 
not let him rest in idle laziness. It is not for his good nor yours. 
You are most truly helping him when you are helping yourselves. 
If he smokes himself to stupidity, or gluttons himself into dullness, 
or fails to work in the gymnasium enough to clear his brain, make 
him quit his tobacco or coffee, or beef or beer, or physical laziness. 
Do not take NO for an answer, nor stand foolishness of any sort. A 
student is in college to work, to study! If he will not work, the 
sooner he is expelled from his Fraternity and from his college and 
put out into the world, where he will have to work, the better it 
will be for him, the better it will be for his college, and the better 
it will be for his Fraternity. The day to laugh at the grind, the 
'*dig*', the hard student, is gone. He laughs best who laughs 

The writer very distinctly remembers a certain Fraternity chapter 


that laid its whole emphasis on high scholarship. As a result it be- 
came so, that whenever that Fraternity chapter started in to spike 
a man, the other half dozen chapters in that college considered 
their cases hopeless, and gave up trying to get him. That chapter 
later degenerated, but its old-time reputation for scholarship was 
still its stock in trade, and for years made it a hard chapter to spike 

As a policy, high scholarship pays, for it attracts the strong men 
among the new comers, and the other fellows are not desired, if 
you expect to have the best Fraternity chapter in the college. It 
is understood, of course, that high scholarship must be combined 
with high grade morality, for immorality will kill the success of 
any chapter and reduce the chapter to a very low place in the 
college world, if it does not wipe it out of existence. Morality is 
the first essential in both individual life and in Fraternity chapter- 

But besides being the best policy for a Fraternity chapter, a high 
grade of scholarship is best for the individual. It seems ridicu- 
lous to have to make such a statement, but the false ideals of some 
college students (?), the false traditions in some circles of college 
life, need to be removed. As stated before, if high grade scholar- 
ship did not constitute the high grade college man, define the upper 
stratum of college life, and prove to be the best education, the 
best preparation for success and distinction in after life, then the 
system of education devised by the learned faculties of our colleges 
would be at fault, utterly wrong, and require complete revision, or 
rather entire change. But we see no signs of such change. 

As knowledge broadens, more departments of instruction are ad- 
ded to our universities and better methods of instruction and study 
are adopted, but the general principle of the college remains un- 
changed, namely: Instruction by a competent faculty and hard 
study by sincere students and high marks, high grades, college 
honors, awarded by the faculty to those students who exhibit the 
best scholarship. Since they do not change their principles of act- 
ion, the faculties must believe, and their trustees and benefactors 
must believe that high scholarship is the true test of the best edu- 
cation, the best preparation, for life in general; that the high 
grade college man will also hold high grade in the world after the 

Some recently published statistics amply support this belief. 
In the Popular Science Monthly,March 1903,pp,429-43S,is an article 


by Prof. Edwin G. Dexter, of the University of Illinois, entitled 
"High Grade Men, In College and out," and we recommend all col- 
lege students to read it carefully. Prof. Dexter takes election to 
Phi Beta Kappa as evidence of high grades in college work, and 
regards the students elected to Phi Beta Kappa as having consti- 
tuted the upper stratum of college life. The number of students 
chosen to Phi Beta Kappa from each senior class, varies from 8 per 
cent, to 33 per cent, in different colleges, and averages 16 per 
cent, of the total number of seniors in the colleges having this 
honorary society. Prof. Dexter's conclusion from the statistics 
presented in his article is as follows: "The Phi Beta Kappa man's 
chances of success are nearly three times his classmate's as a whole. 
The upper stratum of college life is the upper stratum still when 
put to the test. To borrow further from the nomenclature of the 
geologist, the cataclysm of graduation does not produce a suber- 
vision of strata." He finds also from his statistics that the vale- 
dictorian and salutatorian have au even greater chance, as would be 
expected. Their chance to secure unusual success in life is ten 
times that of any other member of the graduating class. Of course 
every college graduate should attain more success in life than the 
average man, and it is also true that even the average non-graduate 
man may have made as much or more money than some of the vale- 
dictorians in the professor's list of notable men, but that did not 
bring them sufficient reputation to have their names included in 
the list of notable persons who had achieved especial success 
and were, therefore, mentioned in the book of the celebrities from 
which the professor took his data. 

In the Atlantic Monthly for October, 1903, pp. 512-520, we 
find a similar statistical study arriving at similar conclusions. The 
article is by A. Lawrence Lowell, and is entitled: "College Rank 
and Distinction in Life." The author says: "There is a tradition 
in England that university honors are a remonition of an eminent 
career. They are even associated in the popular mind with 
cabinet office, and men point to Peel, Palmerston, Gladstone, 
Lowe, Northcote, Harcourt, and many more to prove that the gen- 
eral impression is well founded. Nor are we entirely without sim- 
ilar examples in this country. If we take the Alumni of Harvard 
and classify as honor men those who stood in the first seven of their 
class, who received honors at graduation in any special subject, or 
who won a Bowdoin prize ; then in the honor list of Harvard, there 
figure the president of the United States, the Harvard men in his 


Cabinet and in the Supreme Court, the Ambassador to England, 
and the last Governor of Massachusetts, who graduated from the 
college. Nor would it be difficult to cite many examples among 
the successful professional and business men." 

The articles give the following table of especially successful or 
distinguished men: 

First Scholar — 7 men became distinguished out of 19, or one in 

Highest Special Honors — 29 out of 81, or one in 2.79. 

First Four Scholars — 16 out of 76, or one in 4.75. 

Bowdoin Prize Men — 18 out of 89, or one in 4.94. 

Honors in Special Subjects — 71 out of 375, or one in 5.28. 

First Seventh of Class — 67 out of 473, or one in 7.05. 

Total Graduates— 224 out of 3239, or one in 14.46. 

From the foregoing table it is evident that while one graduate 
out of every fifteen (in round numbers) achieves eminence in after 
life, one out of every three first scholars achieves eminence. The 
chances for eminence very clearly favor the best scholars in the 
class. The author says: **From this table it will be seen that 
scholarly attainment in college tends to be followed by distinction 
in after life. For students who graduate with highest honors the 
chance of distinction is extraordinary." 

We recommend that every college student carefully read the 
whole of the article quoted from. One fact discovered by the author 
of the article was a surprise to him, though we think it ought not 
to have been so. Besides scholars, he hunted up the records of the 
athletes at Harvard and later in life. That they were not the best 
scholars in college was shown by the fact that from 1872 through 
1898 only one base ball man appeared in the first seventh of 
his class, took honors in any subject, and none won a Bow- 
doin Prize. This clearly marked them as not being scholars 
in college. As, however, the athlete is ranked by his fellow 
students and by outsiders as being very often a far more prominent 
figure than an excellent scholar is, we note with interest that the 
athletes do not in later achieve especial distinction ''as frequently 
as the other members of the class who are not scholars." The 
chance of distinction in later life "is for ths foot ball and base ball 
men far less than for the average graduate." The members of the 
boat crew are only slightly below the average member of their 
classes in chances for later distinction, and the captains of the 
boat crew have a chance for eminence almost equal to that of those 


scholars who take honors in special subjects. The captains of the 
other teams and all other athletes on the crew, base ball and foot 
ball teams (excepting the boat crew captains alone), are found to 
have secured less honor in later life than even the average 
graduate ! This is a blow beneath the belt at student ideals of 
greatness, but it was high time that some one gave it. 

False ideals of college life have become rampant in the minds 
and mouths of many half-educated, half-baked colleged boys, who 
have regarded a broken nose and approving howls of a crowd of 
pleasure seekers as of greater value than high grades in college 
studies. It is time to call attention to the fact that the old land 
marks still stand; that honor bestowed by a college faculty is real 
honor; that high scholarship is the most honorable position to be 
attained in college life, and that the high scholars in college will 
be the men of mark later in life, regardless of whether their super- 
ior worth was recognized properly by their fellow-students or 
whether their fellow-students gave their loudest acclaim to some 
touseled-headed fat man because he was more of an ox than some 
other fellow was. 

Having now discovered, or rather re-discovered, the law that 
high scholarship is the most beneficial .thing and the highest honor 
that a college student can gain, let us act in accordance with this 
law! Let every college student govern his life in college, and let 
every Fraternity chapter govern its life in accordance with the true 
ideal of college life herein set forth. 

Morality is the first essential in -individual life in college as 
elsewhere. It is inevitably the first essential in Fraternity chapter 
life. The second essential to success in college and in later life 
is high scholarship. The student or the Fraternity chapter that 
fails to uphold and to act in accordance with this ideal is selling 
a noble birthright for a mere mess of pottage. Do not boast of 
the parties you have given, the invitations you have received, the 
bones you have broken, the money you have spent, the bets you 
have made, the "ponies" you have ridden (they may carry you 
over a hedge, but they will land you in a ditch on the other side). 
No; seek real honors, true worth, and boast of that regardless of 
whether others realize its value or not. They will later! 

—DELTA OF Sigma Nu. 






The Woman*5 Colletfe of Baltimore 



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BixicoTT City, Md. 

Entered m Mcond^laM matter in the Baltimore PoatoiBce 



The Deaconess Calling, fti, 115 

The Real Life of College, .... Rk^, 118 

Are Fraternities Worth While ? - - - - Pki, 119 

The Parts and the Whole, . . - . Upsiion, 120 

Inter-Sorority Criticism, Xi, 124 

Tolerance, Chi, 125 

Fraternity Loyalty, Zeta, 125 

The New Student, Upsi/en. 127 

Our Freshmen , Theta, 129 

Concerning Convention Expenses, - Kappa^ 131 

Convention Expenses, .... IJpsilon, 132 

Our Standard, ...... Lambda, 133 

Credo, - Kappa, 134 

Grand Council Meeting, .... 135 

Editorials, 137 

. Chapter Correspondence, . . . . '140 

Personals, 166 

Exchanges. 172 




Toe Anna Ross Pancoast 1500 Madison Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

(Mrs. Omar B. Pancoast.) 

^Business Managers 

Desiree Bnanch EUicott City, Md. 

Marguerite Lake 2210 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Associate Editors 

Alpha— Mt. Union College, Alliance, O Clara B. Milhon, 

105 College Street, Alliance, O. 

Beta — Washington State University, Seattle, Wash., Mary McDonnell, 

4044 Tenth Avenue, N. E., 

University Station, Seattle, Wash. 

Zeta— Albion College, Albion, Mich Fannv M. Tuthill, 

1002 E. Porter Street, Albion, Mich. 

Eta — Buchtel College, Akron, O Lucretia Hemington, 

328Kling Street, Akron, O. 

Theta -University of Indiana, Bloomington Rosette M. Clark, 

414 N. Lincoln Street, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa— University of Nebraska, Lincoln Roma Louise Love, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda -University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Ruth Rosholt, 

1925 Penn Ave., South Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Elizabeth Prall, 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Rho. — Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y Louise Cooley, 

209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma— Northwestern University, Evanston, 111 Mary Raymond, 

408 Greenwood Boulevard, Evanston, 111. 

Tau — University of Iowa, Iowa City Rutii Fleming, 

- 120 E. JeHerson Street, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon— Leland Stanford University, Cal Alice W. Kimball, 

Delta Gamma Lodge. 

Phi— University of Colorado, Boulder Minnie M. Dailey, 

University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Chi -Cornell University, Ithaca. N. Y Sylvia E. Ball, 

Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi— The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md Anna Rugler Hay, 

Woman's College, Batimore, Md. 

Omega — The University of Wisconsin, Madison Helen Whitney, 

18 E. Gorham Street, Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnse — Lincoln, Neb Helen B. Welch, 

1436 S. Twentieth Street. 

Lambda Nu Alumnse— Minneapolis, Minn Alice McClelland, 

2550 Chicago Avenue. 

Chi Upsilon Alumnse New York City Gertrude W. Phisterer, 

#. 135 Hamilton Place. 

Psi Omicron Alimmse Ass'n — Baltimore, Md Mabel Reese, 

1435 Bolton Street. 

Omega Alpha Alumnse Ass*n Omaha, Neb Edith J. Dumont, 

3642 Lafayette Avenue. 

Los Angeles District Alumnse — Los Angeles, Cal. ..Muriel A. Beamer, 

130 W. Twenty-first Street. 

Madison District Alumnae— Madison, Wis Mary S. Foster, 

406 N. Pinckney Street. 

Akron District Alumnae— Akron, O Mrs. Grace Bell Olin, 

421 Spicer Street. 

Syracuse District Alumnae— S>Tacuse, N. Y Fannie Morgan, 

» 353 Wescott Street. 


Grand Council 

President Blanche Garten, 1213 H St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Vice-President Grace R. Gibbs, Baptist University, Raleigh, N. C. 

Secretary Gratia Countryman, 

Public Library, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Treasurer Genevieve Ledyard Derby, 182 North Avenue, 

Battle Creek, Mich. 

Fifth Member Joe Anna Ross Pancoast, (Mrs. Omar B. Pancoast, ) 

1500 Madison Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Corresponding Secretaries 

Alpha — Mt. Union College, Alliance, O Jessie F. Werner, 

105 College Street, Alliance, O. 

Beta — Washington State University, Seattle Bessie Annis, 

......University Station, Seattle, Wash. 

Zeta — Albion College, Albion, Mich Vera S. Reynolds, 

617 E. Perry Street, Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Buchtel College, Akron, O Hazel I. Clark, 

^ 252 Carroll Street, Akron, O. 

Theta — University of Indiana, Bloomington Fannie Lawson, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — University of Nebraska, Lincoln Luella Lansing, 

1626 F Street. Lincoln, Neb. 

I^ambda — University of Minnesota, Minn Lilian Mae Smith, 

209 S. Twelfth Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Esther Truedley, 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Rho — Syracuse University, S5Tacuse, N. Y Lois Brown, 

305 Waverley Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Northwestern University, Evanston, 111 Elsie Williams, 

Willard Hall, Evanston, HI. 

Tau — University of Iowa, Iowa City Laura Walker, 

120 E. Jefferson Street, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Leland Stanford University, Cal Harriet Severance, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — University of Colorado, Boulder Velina Newman, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, CoL 

Chi — Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y Jessie G. Sibley, 

Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md Margaret Morriss, 

1904 Mt. Royal Terrace, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega — University of Wisconsin, Madison Caroline Bull, 

^ 151 Gilman Street, Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae — Lincoln, Nebraska Marie Weesner, 

910 South Fourteenth Street. 

Lambda Nu Alumnae — Minneapolis, Minn Leonora Mann, 

728 Fourth Street, S. E- 

Chi Upsilon Alumnae— New York City Ella Capron, 

Richmond, L. I. 

Psi Omicron Alumnae Ass* n — Baltimore, Md Louise We^ 

The Montreal, Baltimore, Md. 

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In 1836, Theodore Fliedner opened the first Mother House 
for Deaconesses at Kaiserwerth. He was a young clergyman 
who had been obliged to travel largely in behalf of his church, 
and who had thus been brought in contact with benevolent 
individuals and charitable institutions both at home and abroad. 
Especially was he impressed with the personality and work of 
Elizabeth Pry among the English prisoners. He saw in her 
the tremendous possibilities of a woman's life when it is en- 
tirely given up to a definite form of service, and he resolved 
to make use of these possibilities in his Master's service in 
behalf of the wretched and needy of his own country. With 
no money and but few friends, he opened a Mother House and 
Training School for Deaconesses. He at first intended that 
they should especially devote themselves to the care of the 


sick, and to give them this opportunity, a hospital was founded 
in connection with the Mother House. As the need arose, 
institution after institution grew up about the central home, 
in which the Deaconesses taught, nursed, studied, tended 
orphan children and cared for the aged and the afflicted. 
The Kaiserwerth Deaconess was the first trained nurse. Be- 
fore her time, hospital nursing, such as it was, was done by 
totally inexperienced, untaught men and women. Florence 
Nightingale studied at Kaiserwerth, and much that is best in 
modern nursing comes from there. Even the nurses uniform 
is a modification of the simple garb of the deaconess, which 
was adopted for purposes of economy and cleanliness, as well 
as for recognition and protection in the work. 

During the years since 1836, the little summer-house where 
the first deaconess lived has grown into Mother Houses and 
Homes numerous enough to shelter over fourteen hundred 
deaconesses. These Sisters are working all over the world. 
In Germany the deaconess is an invaluable member of society. 
Since the days of Fliedner the Royal Family has taken great 
interest in their work, and has suggested many new fields for 
them. In Berlin there are over a hundred deaconesses, es- 
pecially under the Emperor's protection, whose duty it is to 
go to the railroad stations to meet the girls coming up from 
the country to go into service, and pro\dde them with suitable 
lodgings, and then find places for them. Deaconesses there 
have charge of the various benovolent and charitable institutions 
that are in this country left to the care of * * Boards of Mana- 
gers." They have a training that qualifies them wonderfully 
for the work, and they are at liberty to give their entire time 
and strength to it — either of which means so very much. 
Each Sister is in connection with a Mother House which first 
trains her, then provides her with work for which she is found 
to have special aptitude or fondness, provides her also with all 
the necessities of life, and then tenderly cares for her in sick- 
ness and old age. 

The sphere also of the Deaconess has grown in this half- 
century. Any work that can be done for any one in need by 
any Christian woman belongs to her peculiarly, and her train- 


ing is such as to fit her as well as possible to do it in the very 
best way. Usually her work is classified as nursing, teaching 
and parish work. This covers practically everything that she is 
called upon to do. 

Following the example of the Lutheran Church, the office 
of the Female Diaconate has been restored by the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, by the Churches of England and Scotland, 
by the Episcopal Church of North America and now last of all 
in America, by the Presbyterians, although not officially in 
this last case. In America, the need for Deaconesses in all the 
denominations is especially in the sphere of parish work among 
the poorer congregations. Their practical training also renders 
them invaluable in the foreign mission field. 

I have had to leave out so much that is exceedingly interest- 
ing, I must say in conclusion that there is not a field any where 
in which a woman can find such scope for any talents that she 
may possess as in Deaconess work. It is an opportunity, first 
of all, for the consecration of one*s whole life and strength and 
time. Then there is room for the exercise of any and every 
talent that we may possess. No woman can be too highly 
educated to be a Deaconess, nor can she find such varied op- 
portunities in any other calling for development along those 
lines in which she may be deficient. In addition, there is for 
those connecting themselves with many of the institutions, the 
provision for all their wants, and a loving home in sickness 
and old age, while at the same time they are bound by no vow, 
and are absolutely free to sever the connection at any time. 
Our college women are especially needed in the work, and are 
particularly fitted for if, and I long for the day when this 
calling will be as definitely presented to the college as is Social 
Settlement work at home and the Mission Field abroad. The 
Deaconess is a link binding together our city churches, oiu" 
settlements, oiu" hospitals, our kindergartens, our orphanges, 
our asylums, our foreign and home mission fields. 

Charlotte Soulter Murdoch y M. £>., Psi, '97. 


The Real Life of CoUetfe 

As college girls we are made to feel constantly that the 
workaday world, the home world is so unlike the rariiied 
atmosphere of college life that, when we have graduated, we 
must come down to earth with a sickening thud. Granted 
that the world in which we live a large part of four years has 
its unrealities, yet, it has, also, realities akin to those of the 
workaday world. Humaneness and kindness are the content 
of both. 

Where can we learn the common lessons of kindness better 
than in a chapter house where we are bound by vows of 
mutual helpfulness ? The friendship of fraternity life is such 
as cannot be found elsewhere. Union in close intimacy, strife 
for one ideal, furnish as excellent an opportunity as does any ex- 
perience of practical life for learning the practice of self sacri- 
fice, the habit of kindness not only to fraternity sisters but to 
those who appeal less to our affections. 

In the fraternity, as in the world, work is apportioned to 
each one. Have we learned how to do our part unfailingly 
in the perfection of a plan, knowing that shirking is the selfish 
shifting of our own burden? We may differ radically in 
opinions— with others but can we endure opposition and still 
retain self control ; and have we found that in quietness and 
calmness is strength ? 

We like no two people in the same way, for no one is com- 
plete in herself. By this supplementing of character we 
appreciate the good in each one and set importance upon it 
rather than upon the defect which may accompany it. 

Within our circle we ignore the petty irritations which 
everywhere confront us daily and we assume a cheerful air 
though feelings may be gloomy. If this attitude has devel- 
oped into a habit, what an added value is assumed by this 
fraternity circle which aids its development ! 

What tribute can we pay to it ? 

"For joys that live with every day 

What royal bounty render? 

For purer aim and clearer sight 

For hope to seek the fuller light 

For love that girds each soul with might 

And makes it truth's defender? ** 


It is not after all the world in which we live, but the way 
in which we live in it that matters. Opportunities are not lack- 
ing anywhere, nor are they widely different in the two spheres; 
it is the use made of these opportunities that counts. People, 
too, are the same the world over ; it is our way of meeting 
them that tells. Whether in college or the workaday world 
the great thing is to belong to our neighbors through the heart 

as well as the mind. 

Elsie V. Jones, Rho '05, 

Arc Fraternities Worth While ? 

In some colleges of this country there has been from time to 
time considerable opposition to fraternities on the part of the 
faculties, and from some institutions secret organizations have 
been entirely banished. That faculties have some provocation 
for* this action cannot be denied. But from the standpoint of 
the student himself, are fraternities worth while ? 

Looking backward down the vista of more than five years 
and surveying my college course, I ask myself that question, 
and among the memories of many sunny and also stormy hours 
spent in the fraternity room I search for the answer. 

From this vantage point which five years of bread-winning 
has given me I see in a juster perspective. Some things which 
at the time of their occurrence seemed trivial now assume a 
vastly important position in the foreground, while others which 
then were paramount now appear as insignificant details. 
Every alumna, I think, cannot help but smile at the memory 
of the terrible earnestness of the rushing season, the agony of 
defeat if the other **Frat** secured the girl, and the all-in-all- 
nessof fraternity affairs in general. 

And yet after all in the picture of my college days the 
brightest spots, the ones around which memory loves oftenest 
to dwell, are those associated in some way with fraternity. 

Perhaps one of the pleasantest things was the close com- 
panionship it fostered between girl and girl. Many of these 
friendships, it is true, are dimmed by distance after gradua- 
tion, leaving only a sweet memory. But others, thank God, 
endure undimmed as long as life lasts. 


Then those weekly meetings ! Was there nothing of value 
we got from them? Oh yes, much! It was not what we 
learned at them ; it is rather the fact that we learned nothing, 
that out of the six days of intense ptu-suit of learning, one 
hour was given to luxurious idleness. Too much concentra- 
tion leads to madness. 

How pleasant, restful, and deliciously indolent were those 
hours spent in the fraternity room. Even the stormy meet- 
ings (for storms will sometimes arise as every chapter knows) 
were a recreation from study, leading the mind for a time into 
quite different channels. 

The social functions too, connected with fraternity life are 
both pleasant in retrospect and beneficial in ultimate restdts. 
The hermit is not the highest type of man ; the **dig*' is not 
the highest type of student. We need to learn how to make 
ourselves agreeable to oiu" fellow creatures, as well as how to 
manipulate logarithms or decipher Latin inscriptions. 

But after all the benefits of fraternity life cannot be reduced 
to equations nor demonstrated by argument. They are to be 
found in the personal development of each and every fraternity 
member. The fraternities have thus evils inherent in their very 
nature, yet I doubt not, every graduate who has really lived 
the fraternity life, feels that the college course would have 
been incomplete without this factor, and that he or she is a 
better all-around man or woman for having lived it. *Tis in 
the hearts of loyal members that the most valid argument for 
the existence of fraternities lies. And so I say **Long live all 
Fraternities, and long live Delta Gamma.'* 

Charlotte Ballard Ltssig, Phi, '98. 

The Parts and the Whole 

There never was a chapter of any fraternity, however strong 
it might be, that did not have at times a casting up of accounts, 
a balancing of the books, as it were. Then it is that every 
serious member looks about her to see what are the sources of 
strength which may be turned to good account, and what the 
signs of weakness that are making for retrogression . For there 


never was an organization of any standing that did not have 
within itself the elements of a great power for good, and the 
germs of a mighty failure. 

One chapter perhaps, boasts of its members, — of thirty 
active members, nine of them taken in within a year. But 
how were these nine won ? It is always and only by united 
effort, and we say united y because the very source of the 
chapter's strength (its large chapter roll) is at the same time 
a menace and a danger. In the large chapter the tendency 
is always to divide into cliques, little bands of six or seven 
arrayed against other little bands of six or seven. Perhaps 
one band says it wishes to protect another band against a third, 
which is getting too much power in the chapter. But can it be 
possible that there is anyone who feels that in the last analysis 
any member of the fraternity would do her an injury ? If she 
does, she labors under an entire misapprehension both as to 
the character of her fraternity sisters, and as to the nature of 
her fraternity vows. Closer friendships between the girls are 
to be fostered ; often the intimacy of fraternity-house life 
means friendship for life. And that is right. But cliques are 
dangerous, everywhere and always. 

Again, a chapter has just taken in several strong freshmen, 
— indeed, it prides itself upon the strength of its individual 
girls. True, here is a source of strength to the chapter and 
to Delta Gamma as a whole. But are these girls with strong 
characters and strong personalities spending the first two years 
in the fraternity as learners, and not as teachers ? It seems to 
a casual observer of college affairs in general, that it is the 
person who spends a year or two in looking about him to learn 
the conditions and forces that operate in his community, who 
can take his place as a leader in his last two years of college 
life. A plea must be made that the management of chapter 
affairs be in the hands of upper classmen, — not because they 
are upper classmen, but because as older and more experienced 
girls they know these conditions and forces and have earned 
the right to put their experience into practice. So strong 
ought the realization of the place that the older girls occupy 
in a chapter to be, that a freshman would not dare be so pre- 
sumptions as to criticise one of these girls who has gone through 


her period of probation, and has won her right to lead. In 
eastern college fraternities for men, under-classmen are rarely 
allowed to take part in discussions of fraternity affairs ; if they 
have suggestions to make, they make these privately to upper 
classmen who bring them up if they seem suitable. Perhaps 
such vigorous measiu'es are not necessary, but certain it is that 
usually (and save in rare cases) the control of affairs should be 
in the hands of those girls who have through two years of 
training come to realize the needs of the chapter far better than 
a new girl can. Do you not believe that these older girls have 
the welfare of the fraternity at heart most deeply ? Give them 
advice humbly : carping criticism never. 

As to the strength in loyalty we can say much for it ; but 
do we see its danger ? Does not the very fact that we love the 
fraternity and want to make it perfect, make us too impatient 
of its faults ? Have we not all heard girls finding fault with 
'*the fraternity*', — **the *frat* ought to do this", — ** no 'fraf 
ought to allow such a thing**, — and so on. Is the fraternity 
an abstraction upon which we can vent our spleen ? No ; the 
fraternity is you, and you, and I, — and best of all, it is all of us 
together, Don*t blame the fraternity for a thing until you have 
set to work earnestly to help right the condition you deplore. 
To help, I say, not to do it; we are none of us called upon to run 
Delta Gamma, or even one chapter, alone. Others who love it 
as well as you or I are here to help. We ought to take our 
place in the chapter humbly, not defiantly ; for it is true 
(though not calculated to foster our vanity), that there is 
never any one so absolutely essential to a chapter that that 
chapter's charter would be revoked or the fraternity die of 
inanition if, perchance, that one left college. There are always 
those to take one's place ; let each of us make her place a val- 
uable one, and one hard to fill ; but do not let us think it is 
all the place there is. 

Last year one of the men's fraternities in a certain college 
had to be completely reorganized ; do you know why ? Be- 
cause class feeling had become so strong that there were two 
distinct factions in the chapter. It was impossible to get a 
vote on a strong freshman, for each crowd thought the other 


was trying to outwit it if a strong name was proposed. And 
this suspicious attitude grew imtil two alumni had to step in 
and effect an entire reorganization, placing all control in the 
hands of upper classmen, and all disciplining also. Let class 
spirit be confined to the class room, or the athletic field. It is 
a dangerous omen when it enters a chapter house. 

What has been said makes one feel the great responsibility 
of upper classmen. Rules have been made by them for the 
younger girls ; do the older girls keep these rules, and by their 
example aid in the enforcement of them ? Before a senior says 
to a freshman g^irl, **You owe it to the fraternity to do your 
college work well,** let this same senior be sure her own 
record is a clean, clear cut one. Before she says to a careless 
girl, **You owe it to Delta Gamma to treat every guest in this 
house as your guest, under your roof, at your invitation,** — ^let 
her be sure she didn*t go upstairs immediately after dinner the 
last night the careless girl entertained a friend at dinner. 

Learn to obey as a new girl, that you may command as an 
older one. Learn to help shoulder reponsibilty, that when 
your turn comes, you can assume it, and assume it well. 
Learn for a while, that later you may teach. 

And above all if a chapter is to be a united body, let it act 
together. We hear a vast deal of ** college spirit,** — that 
indefinable something that makes us love every stone in our 
familiar buildings ; makes us sing and cheer when we win in 
games, and cheer and sing when we lose ; makes a glow in the 
heart and a lump in the throat when Alma Mater is a memory, 
— perhaps acrass the continent, perhaps across the sea. And 
when is college spirit strongest and best? It's when there are 
no class distinctions, — when there is no *95 or *99, or 1907 ; 
but when, better, there is oiu- Alma Mater, — our fostering 
mother, to whom we owe our loftiest ideals, oiu* best achieve- 

Let us say no longer in our chapters, **I am a *04, or a *05 ; 

I am a Sophomore, or a Fresman. * * Let us say * *I am a Delta 

Gamma.** Tlien can we say, as we work side by side, ** We 

are a united fraternity, — Delta Gamma for all, and all for 

Delta Gamma ! * * 

Lois Kimball Mathews j Upsilon, *03, 



Inter-Sorority Criticisni 

The art of criticism is one that few of us possess because it 
is a rare spirit that can weigh both good and e^-il without 
letting his own prejudices tip the scales. Most of us can find 
another's faults much more easily than his virtues from the mere 
fact that our virtues are generally the less apparent. 

Fraternity life fosters the adversely critical spirit, A group 
of people with identical interests are naturally lenient towards 
one anothers faults and more or less alive to those of the out- 
side world. Sorority life is particularly critical. 

In a Sorority house, our opinions of other sororities are apt 
to be sweeping and unanimous, and often arrived at illogically. 
It nearly always happens that, of the girls of other sororities, 
those whom you know best are the ones with whom you find 
least fault. I or no one cares to criticise, or to have criticised, 
lier friends. So, as a sorority, we like best — that is, criticise 
least, those sororities in which we know the most girls. 

The remedy of criticism would seem to be to know as many 
girls as you can. And it is comforting to find that in most 
cases to know well is to like. 

At Michigan there are besides the Pan-Hellenic Association 
twoorherinter-sororityorganizations. Therehasbeen forsome 
years a chapter of Omega Psi to which belong Gamma Phi 
Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Phi, aud Delta Gamma. 
The other organization is called the Freshman Card Club. 
AH the sorority freshman belong to the Club which meets every, 
three or four weeks at the different houses. These two to- 
gether have done much toward forming friendships among 
the girls. 

But we criticise not only other sorority girls but independ- 
ents as well. It is a harder matto' to become acquainted with 
the independent girls in college but it can be done, of coiu^e, 
with an effort. 

On the other hand, criticism of the right kind is a good 
thing ; for to recognize faults in others is to be well on the 
roiid towards avoiding them in ourselves. 

Elizabeth N. Prall, Xi, '06. 



It has just come to me that sometimes we take things too 
seriously, do not make enough allowance for the little faults 
and foibles of others. It is silly to insist upon conformity in 
non-essentials. Our sense of honor becomes totally eclipsed 
when it comes to any one's else jokes. It is a good thing to 
have nice, strong, decided opinions, to know one's own mind 
and what one wants, but egoism is not indiWdualism. The 
everlasting **I" is a mighty tiresome letter. 

We must remember that the Delta Gamma ideal (vague 
abstraction that it sometimes seems) is the same for all of us. 
It is what we all admire, but there are many ways of approach- 
ing it. We must, if we ever hope to come near it ourselves, 
have some consideration for other people's ways of doing it. 
We need not do away with individuality, only suppress the 
**I." Let us make tolerance our rule. 

Katherine Selden^ Chi' 05. 

Fraternity Loyalty 

We hear a great deal in these days about loyalty — ^loyalty 
to country, loyalty to friends, loyalty to college, and, last but 
not least, fraternity loyalty. Although we talk and write so 
much upon this subject of loyalty, I wonder if we fully realize 
what we say ; I wonder if we, individually, possess that qual- 
ity, loyalty. I wish that I might make this a matter personal 
to each one. Let each reader ask herself the question, * * Am I 
a loyal Delta Gamma — ^loyal in every sense of the word?" and 
then analyze fraternity loyalty. 

First, to be loyal, we must be sure that it is worth the effort. 
Is Delta Gamma worth the effort ? Are the ideas which we 
uphold worthy of our loyalty? Do we receive anything in 
proportion to that which we give forth ? Let us consider these 
questions separately. 

What are the ideals of Delta Gamma ? As we enumerate 
them, in our minds, I am sure that each one of us will say 
that they are worthy ideals ; that they are ideals which we 


wish to become realities in our lives. But just there is where 
some may falter. Perhaps you will say, ** It is so much an 
ideal and so little a reality. ' ' And whose fault is it that these 
ideals are not realities in your life and in your fraternity? 
Let us make it personal — it is your own fault. 

Then, do we receive from our fraternity anything in propor- 
tion to that which we give to it. Yes, we do receive in pro- 
portion to that which we give. Perhaps you are not receiving 
much real help ? Are you putting in any real help? Are you 
sure that you are not seeking to receive interest without first 
having made the investment ? 

Is Delta Gamma worth the effort of our loyalty ? If anyone 
is inclined to answer **No,** let her first answer this question: 
What makes your fraternity ? Is it not the indivual members, 
and are not you one of those individual members, and if so 
why is not Delta Gamma worth the effort? Delta Gammas, 
let us make it worth the effort ! 

But in what does fraternity loyalty consist ? Of course it 
consists in keeping the Utter of our vows of secrecy and of 
friendship, but this is not all ; it really consists in keeping the 
spirit of our vows. It is not in doing as little as we can, but 
in doing all that we can. There are girls in every chapter who 
bear the fraternity burdens; the rest of the members may 
shirk, but they think that the chapter will not suffer because 
of these **faithful few.** Are these shirkers loyal? They 
may be prominent fraternity girls ; they may be social queens; 
but they are, nevertheless, shirkers, and they are not hyaL 
What we need, grirls, is to feel oiu- responsibility; to feel that 
the strength and the success of our fraternity rests upon us, 
individually, for it does. If each Delta Gamma would, for the 
next year, feel this responsibility, we would find at our next 
Convention a stronger tyi)e of girls and a stronger national 
fraternity than has ever before met in Convention. Let each 
one do her part and a little more, and each chapter will see the 
results of this united effort. 

Loyal Delta Gammas will stand for their principals of right 
and broad mindedness. Each individual may not have the 
same concept of these principles, but if she be loyal, she will 
stand for the principle as she conceives it. This need not 


cause a storm, for, while fraternity life is not always a smooth 
sea, and ripples will sometimes appear on the surface, these 
may remain ripples and need not become dashing waves — if 
each one be loyal. !Loyalty and charity will temper whatever 
wind may blow. When the ripples appear is the testing time 
for loyalty. Is the girl loyal who will alllow personal feelings 
to dampen her fraternity enthusiasm ? No ! When the surface 
is ruffled is the time for each one to exert all of her enthusiasm, 
all of her abilitiy — all of her loyalty. 

Loyalty is not a series of mountains and valleys, but a plain 
on which nothing makes a depression. Is this our loyalty — 
yours and mine ? If not whom are we to censure because our 
ideals remain ideals and because our fraternity does not 
measure up to them ? 

What is loyalty ? It is strength . It is produced by strength ; 
it results in strength. In our fraternity, it is produced by 
strong individual members ; it results in a strong chapter and, 
ultimately, in a strong national fraternity. 

Vera S. Reynolds, Zeta '05. 

The New Student 

Usually it is a very serious day when the young girl leaves 
home to enter college, serious for both herself and the home. 
It is serious for the girl because the departure means an in- 
creasing independence and individuality to result in an abso- 
lute responsibility. 

It represents a change, a change for the better we hope, but 
is that always true ? 

A sweet girl, loved in the home for her artlessness, generous 
nature, unconsiousness of self, and thoughtfulness of others is 
really admired on her entrance into college. Immediately she 
meets the approval and gains the good-will and affection of 
her classmates and before long is the * 'popular girl." Then 
comes the proof of her character, will she remain unchanged 
and unspoiled by the attention lavished upon her or will she 
manifest an unpleasant haughtiness ? Perhaps you will say 
that no amount of devotion will have any effect upon her if 
she possesses the right qualities. But think a moment. Upon 


entering she is bewildered by the vanity and complexity of the^ 
surroundings and new tasks, she is distracted by association 
with the new personalities about her, she is away from all 
home influence and restraints, away from the guiding hand 
that fostered the good qualities and shielded her from every- 
thing that would hinder the development of the best character. 
She is placed with a large number of girls representative of 
all kinds of characters. 

If the desired principles have been thoroughly distilled and 
the girl is old enough to know their value there will be no 
danger but if she has not yet realized their true worth, the 
glamour of the new life is apt to wholly take possessioh of her 
and the change takes place unconsciously. Is not this a time 
for work by the Sorority ? Should not we be able to appreciate 
the evidences of good qualities in our freshmen newly pledged, 
such traits as will make the noble woman ? 

In the rushing, perhaps we have done some harm by the at- 
tention lavished upon her, we gratified every desire, showered 
her with invitations to spreads, teas, parties and dances, won 
her, pledged her, then turned our attention to others, in the 
meantime the sweet natural smile has been replaced by a 
diplomatic smile, aiming to gain favor, but never to be appre- 
ciated like the one prompted by natural sweetness. 

Are we not responsible for this girl to a great degree? 
Cannot some of the older members make it a point to know 
well each one of the new girls and embrace all opportunities 
to round out the character whose foundation the mother has 

What a lot of good could be done in real heart to heart talks, 
such talks as will naturally come when she feels that you have 
a real genuine interest in her welfare. 

No matter how busy one's life may be, it is not hard to find 
a moment to give a little encouragement or a few words of 
commendation for some little act of kindness or politeness. 

Perhaps in passing through the halls, a troubled look is 
noticed on the usually bright face of one of our new girls, a hasty , 
sisterly inquiry will tell you of a disappointment, a difficult 
study or a dreaded examination, a gentle pressure of the hand 



will express your sympathy and with a word of cheer or en- 
couragement each hurries in to the classroom and the worried 
girl thinks to herself of the confidence you have placed in her 
and resolves not to disappoint you and an extra effort brings 
a better prepared lesson. Then a gentle disapproval of some 
little act will prevent a repetition of it in the future. We 
must enter into their lives and plan with a due regard to con- 
ditions of limitation. There must be a mutually helpful and 
stimulating intercourse, an observance of polite forms that 
suggest general courtesy, mutual deference and innate refin- 
ment. Looks, manners, bearing, little ways of doing and 
saying things are evidences of general character and tone. 

The strong character will develop a greater and more assured 
strength in its contact with others. The weak character will 
find itself benefited by its endeavor to conform to the sorority 
type which expresses its group ideal. 

What a splendid field the sorority is for the development of 
character. Just glance at our lodge, it represents so many 
admirable qualities to be attained and developed. 

Surely with these high ideals ever before us we will strive 
very hard to acquire some of them if not all of them. 

Pearl McDonnell, Beta, *03. 

Our Freshmen 

The word freshman brings two pictures to our minds ; one 
brings a smile, and the other causes the smile to vanish, and 
leaves us wistfully envious. The first picture as we all know, 
is that of a young girl — from the country perhaps — who isn't 
quite accustomed to the little formalities we observe. We get 
endless enjoyment in watching her expression when she hears 
the college yell for the first time, or sees her first big football 
game. But the other picture. Doesn't it bring back our own 
freshman days when we took such interest, such delight, in 
everything around us ? It may recall a vision , a glorious vision , 
too. You know how we all dreamed and planned what women 
we would be when we went to college. We see these girls 


coming into our midst who, too, have dreamed and planned. 

Shall their dreams come true ? Aye, and aye again ! Of 
course they must give up keeping them in the letter but let 
them keep the spirit. It is our duty to help them keep 
them, to help them keep the girlishness which charms us so now. 
True, the dreams must change a little but their idealism may 
remain the same ; placing the realization a little more in the 
future perhaps — telling the hopeful, confident maiden that 
college is just one little phase of womanly devlopment, and 
that the ^perfect plane* must not be hoped for too soon. 

This duty is not only to our freshman, but to oiu-selves — in 
trying to help them become good Delta Gamma's, we become 
better Delta Gammas ourselves. For certainly this endeavor 
on our part to make the hard places easy for our younger sis- 
ters, to point them to the things which count, to make the 
necessary disillusionment as gradual and as easy as possible, 
brings out the best we have in us. And the disillusionment 
may not be wholly in our college world, but in our own little 
nook, our chapter. Haven't I seen a shadow flit over the 
freshman's face the first time she realized that sometimes, — 
sometimes, remember, — the girls of her sorority said unkind 
things to each other ? 

She doesn't understand, of course that it will all be forgotten 
the next day. When she is an * old girl ' herself, when her 
liking for her sorority has become a passion, such things won't 
make the slightest difference, but it would make her happier 
now if we were more careful. Sometimes I think the highest 
ideal we could place for our chapter life would be simply what 
our freshmen expect it to be. 

What will be the result if we take this thought for our 
freshman girl ? Why, she will be a woman whose loyalty and 
enthusiasm for Delta Gamma will know no bounds, and one 
whose anchor will be honored by her wearing of it. 

Mary Cable, Theta, '04. 


Convention Expenses 

The question of Convention seems uppermost in all our minds 
now and with this goes among others, "Shall the chapter 
holding convention entertain only the Delegates and Grand 
Council or the visiting girls also." Cannot some one suggest 
a way in which we may relieve the entertaining chapter and yet 
not keep the girls away from convention ? We all know that 
a great many girls would feel that they could not go unless they 
were to be entertained while there. For unluckily the chapters 
are so scattered and girls paying railroad fare feel that that is 
all they can do, — without paying their hotel bills also. 

And yet when we think what an undertaking and expense 
it is for a chapter to hold Convention, we realize that some- 
thing should be done to help them. We do not any of us want 
to do anything which will cause a great many girls to stay away. 
It has been the custom for so long for the chapter holding 
convention to entertain all those attending that it will be hard 
to give this up, and yet we see each year that Convention 
grows larger as does also the expense. 

We may say then that the chapters grow larger also and 
there are more each year to bear the expense. It might be 
advisable to have a fund in each chapter to be used at the 
time that chapter holds Convention. 

We all know that as each convention goes by that this ques- 
tion becomes more difficult to settle, and that there should be 
some way to relieve the chapter holding convention next year. 
It would be hard for us all to say ''Let the visiting girls pay 
for themselves" if we thought that this would keep a great 
many at home, and yet that seems to be the only possibe way 
in which we may cut the expenses of the entertaining chapter. 

We all hope that before very long this question will be solved 

in a way by which we may see just as many girls at convention 

as is customary. 

Louise* Tukey Morrison ^ Kappa Ex^ *04, 


Concemintf Convention Expenses 

A writer in the last Anchora asks for discussion of the 
question of convention expenses, saying that the cost to the 
entertainers is greatly increased by members who attend the 
convention in no official capacity. 

Now, the amount of expense specified by the writer of the 
article in question is indeed enough to make as she says, 
**older alumnae (and husbands) — aghast.*' And of course 
when the Convention shall happen to have as hostesses a 
young chapter with comparatively few alumnae to help it out 
in entertaining, the burden will be a heavy one. Granted, 
then, that it is too great an expense for a single chapter, as 
matters now stand, our objection is with regard to the pro- 
posed remedy. 

Shall only delegates be entertained by the chapter in ques- 
tion ? It is, to be sure, by the delegates alone that business is 
transacted, the business which formed the chief cause of the 
gathering. Yet it is not the routine business which the girl 
who has attended Convention remembers, — nor the voting or 
election of officers and all the rest of it, — it is the inspiration 
of the gathering of women deeply interested in the same cause- 
— ^the esprit du corps without which such a body as a fraternity 
could not exist. It would probably not be too much to say 
that every chapter of Delta Gamma last summer, heard some- 
thing like this from its delegate on her return from Madison : 
**If you could only have been there, girls, you would have 
realized so much more clearly what the fraternity really means 
— ^how the best we can do for it is none too good — and 
these questions that trouble us to decide would look utterly 
different to you all ! " 

Now, would it be right to deprive the majority of those 
Delta Gammas who attend Convention of this opportunity of 
gaining the broader view, the inspiration of the whole which 
she has before known only by being a factor of one part ? 
Some of us think not, and contend that it is highly important to 
the best interests of Delta Gamma that every girl who can 
should attend Convention. 



However, if the expense is too great, let the entertainment 
be simple. It is not the convention itself that costs so much, 
it is the round of receptions, teas, etc., which the delegates are 
really too weary to attend, oftentimes. There is no Delta 
Gamma who, however much she might, personally, enjoy the 
elaborate social functions, would not willingly forego them if 
by so doing she were making it possible for some sister to at- 
tend convention who would be unable to bear the burden of 
hotel bills during her stay. 

Perhaps some better plan may be suggested whereby expenses 
may be rendered less appalling without any loss of the enthusi- 
asm which made the Convention memorable ; at any rate, if 
one believes in the inspiration of numbers, one would not wish 
to see Convention any less large or enthusiastic. 

Our Standard 

** What can I know ? 

What ought I to do ? 

What may I hope ? " 

In Marion Crawford's story. Cecilia makes the philosopher's 
three questions her own, and the answer comes to her ** Faith 
is knowledge, Charity is action, Hope is Heaven itself." 

The true standard of Delta Gamma is simply the true 
standard of life. Paul has reduced the formula to three words, 
and we cannot improve upon them ; to know what we can, 
accepting our limitations, sure that * 'God's in His Heaven; " 
to do what we ought, however humble, or arduous, or distaste- 
ful, to help make it true that '* all's right with the world; " 
and to hope for the final realization of our noblest selves, 
whether here or hereafter. 

** The greatest of these three is Charity" is true because we 
are in a world of action, and what we ought to do is of greater 
moment than what we can know or may hope. And sio it 
comes that ' the world is full of a number of things," and it is 
hard to divide time and attention fairly among our many 
interests and duties. 


Especially is this true of alnnmae and their fraternity inter- 
est. Zeal and loyalty are no less than in active days, but 
often time and opportunity can not be found to prove them, 
and so the active girls feel a lack in their alumnae that is not 
real while alumnae do not always realize that a word of en- 
couragement, a bit of kindly advice, and an occasional call are 
some of the little * 'ought- to-do's** that keep the bond strong 
and the standard well in sight. We do not need to wait to do 
big things to prove our worth ; what really count in this busy 
world are ''the little kindnesses, that most leave undone or 

B. H, /., Lambda, 


I believe in the fraternity and that it accomplishes the 
greater part of the good for which it stands. 

I believe we should always remember that we owe our ex- 
istence to a college — and ever in our fraternity life, to be loyal 
to our Alma Mater. 

I believe in Delta Gamma, yet may I always see the strong 
points in her rivals. 

I believe in my chapter, but realize it is worth to its frater- 
nity and college, just what of itself it gives away. 

I believe to be "worth while** in even the common-place — 
we should remember those who builded before us and consider 
those yet to come. 

I believe we should talk less and act more. 

I believe the true Pan-Hellenic spirit is to be able to 
acknowledge our weak spots, to choose the cleanest, broadest 
and most just course, and keep to it — even if — as individuals — 
we suffer for it now and then. 


Grand Council Meeting. 

The Grand Council of Delta Gamma held its annual session 
in Baltimore, Md., April first to third. The Council members 
were the guests of Psi and the Psi Omicron Alumnae Associa- 
tion. On account of stress of work as City Librarian of Min- 
neapolis, Gratia Coimtryman, Lambda '89, sent as substitute 
to fill the Grand secretaryship pro tern, Lois Tenant, Lambda 

Friday and Saturday mornings from ten until half after 
twelve, and from two until five in the afternoons, business 
meetings of the Council were held. Friday at 1 P. M., Janet 
Goucher, Psi 1903, gave a luncheon in honor of the Council 
and Saturday at the same hour Joe Anna Ross Pancoast, Psi 
'94, entertained her colleagues of the Council at luncheon. 
Friday evening, Psi and Psi Omicron were invnted to meet the 
Council members at the home of Elma Erich, Psi ex- '93. 

Saturday evening at eight o'clock a banquet was given by 
the entertaining chapters in honor of the Council, at the 
Roland Park Country Club House. It was deeply regretted 
that on account of the floods in Michigan, the Grand Treas- 
urer, Genevieve Derby, Xi 1900, was obliged to leave Balti- 
more early Saturday evening and, also, that owing to Easter 
vacation seven of Psi's active members were out of town. 
The following Delta Gammas were present at the banquet: — 
Blanche Garten, Kappa '01; Grace Gibbs, Chi '02; Lois 
Tenant, Lambda '05; GertrudeTresselRider, Alpha '98; Elma 
Erich, Psi ex- '93; Mabel Carter, Psi ex. '93; Janet Palmer 
Robinson, Psi '94; KatherineClaggettBeck, Psi '94; Joe Anna 
Ross Pancoast, Psi '94 ; Sara Baylies, Psi '95 ; Mabel Reese, 
Psi '99; Louise West, Psi '99; Desiree Branch, Psi 1900; Janet 
Goucher, Psi '01; Margaret Morris, Psi '04; Elizabeth Goucher, 
Psi '05; Mary Spencer, Psi ex- '05; Marguerite Lake, Psi '06; 
Isabelle Woolridge, Psi '07; Mary Long, Psi '07. 

The King Arthur Round Table was decorated in the blue 
and gold colors of the Woman's College, yellow jonquils and 
blue ragged robins. The favors were W. C. B. pennants in 
miniature. The toast cards tied in the W. C. B. colors and 



decorated with the blue and yellow flowers and the Delta 
Gamma monogram in gold, announced the following toasts, 
with Janet Goucher, Psi 1901, as mistress of ceremonies. 

Our Council, . - - - Mabel Carter, Psi ex- '93. 
Ourselves, - - . . Blanche Garten, Kappa * 01. 
Ourselves as We Were, - Lois Tenant, Lambda '05. 
Ourselves as We Shall Be, Joe Anna Ross Pancoast, Psi '94. 
Our Anchora, - - - Genevieve Derby, Xi 1900. 
Ourselves as Others See Us, - Margaret Lake, Psi '06. 
ind Others, Grace Gibbs, Chi '02. 

The Menu consisted of 

Blue Points 




Creamed Crabs 
Maryland Biscuit 

Beef Steak 


Horse Radish 



Green Peas 

Fried Chicken 
Baked Tomatoes Sweet Potato Croquette 

Hot Tea Biscuit 


Celery Salad 

French Bread 

Cheese Sticks 


Easter Egg Ices 





The arrangements for the banquet were in the hands of 
Louise West, Psi*' 99. 



The great Baltimore fire of February seventh, included in 
its ravages, the stores of Gushing & Co. , the Anchora printers, 
and A. H. Petting, oflScial jeweler of the fraternity. The 
Anchora work has not been delayed because of the fire how- 
ever, but because it seemed advisable to hold the April manu- 
script until after the meeting of the Grand Council, April first 
to third. The present issue is a monument to the energy of 
our printer who in spite of so many losses calmly assured us 
early in March that the Anchora would not be delayed on their 
account. Mr. Fetting, too, begs us to call attention to the 
fact that altho* his factory was completely destroyed by the 
fire, he saved his entire stock and has on hand a large line of 
fraternity pins. We feel sure that the fraternity as a whole 
will appreciate such enterprise on the part of its assistants. 

It is with real warmth of hearts that we welcome two new 
alumnae chapters of Delta Gamma, formed respectively from the 
Minneapolis and Chicago Alumnae Associations. While to 
some it seems a cause for discouragement that through our own 
conservatism but few new active chapters fall to our lot, never- 
theless all are agreed that the fraternity is being greatly 
strengthened by the formation of these alumnae chapters, in 
regard to the charters of whom there is, thank Heaven, no 
dissenting voice. Long may the new chapters * live and pros- 
per, honored on land and sea. ' 

We are glad to be able to announce, tho* quite unofficially, 
that the new song book is promised for May. The long delay 
in the printing was largely due to necessary correspondence 
in regard to copyrights of much of the music. Chi chapter 
begs that the fraternity will be as leniently patient as possible 
and assures us that in the end our patience will be rewarded. 


From many quarters have come to us enthusiastic accounts 
of Reunion Day. Each year the day seems to be held more 
sacred to Delta Gammas and each year more strenuous efforts 
are being made by the chapters suitably to celebrate the occa- 
sion. It would seem from reports that Reunion might also be 
called Alumnae Day as the actives and alumnae come more 
closely in touch then than at any other time of the year. 
Here's a bonnie welcome to the new and a Godspeed to the 
old Delta Gammas ! 

In the very near future the official report of the business 
sessions of the Grand Council will be sent to the chapters by 
the Grand Secretary. 

While realizing the power with which the Council is vested 
between Conventions, the members felt that leniency and tol- 
erance should be the prevailing attitude toward all the chapters. 

In several instances, however, the Council felt grave reasons 
for discotu-agement especially in regard to the ultra-conserva- 
tive spirit which seems to prevade the fraternity in regard to 
granting new charters. We wonder if any of our active chap- 
ters could withstand the present prolonged and rigorous 
criticism and investigation which petitioners for a charter of 
Delta Gamma are made to undergo. 

Among other suggestions of the Council for improvement it 
was decided to have a national pledging program and to pre- 
pare by the next Convention for the adoption of a national order 
for fraternity meetings. The duties of the alumnae secretaries 
to be appointed by each chapter, will in no way correspond to 
those of the Alumnae district Editors. The Alumnae secre- 
taries will keep charge of the fraternity Roll Books, and 
superintend the writing of Reunion and other letters to the 
alumnae. The Grand Vice-President will hereafter have 
charge of the Fraternity Examinations and will report the 
delinquencies of each chapter to the Council as a whole. 
There is to be a department in each Anchora devoted to the 


pens of the Council members and once yearly the names and 
classes of all active members of the fraternity are to be pub- 
lished in the Anchora. Of the four complete files of the 
Anchora, one is to be kept by the Anchora Editor-in-chief and 
one by the Historian of the fraternity. The remaining two 
files are to be left with Xi and Upsilon provided those chap- 
ters are willing to have the copies bound at once. Otherwise 
the files will revert to the General Secretary who will have 
them bound. 

It has been suggested that Wednesday, the fifth of October 
be set apart as Delta Gamma Day at the St. Louis Exposition. 
On account of the heat an earlier date seemed inadvisable. 
Further particulars will appear in the July Anchora. 


Chapter Correspondence 

Alpha; Mount Union College, Alliance, O. 

Owing to the illness of Alpha's associate editor the writing 
of this letter falls to my lot. We hoped that Clara Milhon 
would be able to do this herself but it has been necessary for 
her to go home and take a complete rest. We hope, however, 
that she will be with us again next year. 

First of all we wish to tell you about our two new girls. 
We are very glad to be able to introduce to you Bertha Bethel 
by initiation and Ella Belle Horn by pledging. The evening 
of the pledging we entertained the alumnae, spending a pleas- 
ant evening together. 

Reunion day will have passed once more when you read this 
Anchora. Just now we are making great preparations for it. 
The afternoon will be spent at the chapter house hearing those 
welcome of all welcome letters. At six o'clock we banquet at 
the Hotel Alliance. This is to be a red letter day for our 

We had a pleasant visit with Eta chapter at the time of the 
State Oratorical Contest in February. The girls came over 
from Akron to the contest, five of them remaining with us un- 
til the next day. We were proud of Eta's representative at 
the contest. She brought honor to her college as well as to 
her fraternity. We hope Eta will visit us again. 

We are very grateful to Ada Cassaday who so kindly opened 
her home to the Delta Gammas and their friends the evening 
of February third. During the evening's entertainment we 
were very much amused by the pictures of the ladies drawn by 
the gentlemen. After refreshments had been served the even- 
ing was given up to music. 

On February twenty-fourth the girls of the active chapter 
and the resident girls spent the evening with Abbie Taylor, 

We were pleased with the examination this year. While 
not so long as former ones have been it was very comprehen- 
sive. And though we draw a sigh of relief that it is now over, 
we realize that it has been beneficial. 


This is the last issue during the college year. Already we 
look ahead to commencement time. 

Some of us soon will leave the active chapter to be numbered 
among the alumnae. May success go with our graduates and 
may the ones who are left, buckle on the armor of responsibility. 

Now is a good time to begin. 

Jessie fVerner, *06, 

Beta ; Washington State University, Seattle, Wash. 

Our girls made excellent grades in the past semester's work. 
We all reported our grades at the first chapter spread given at 
the beginning of the second term and it certainly was gratify- 
ing to know that our strenuous sorority life had not interfered 
with study. We have been so busy during our first year in 
Delta Gamma and we felt that a great responsibility rested 
upon us. 

We now have twenty-one Delta Gammas in the city, nine- 
teen of whom belong to Beta Chapter. 

In December Kappa Sigma granted a charter to a club of 
young men in our University, thus making six national 

This year il^iring the football season, we w^on all four of the 
college games played. 

Now all eyes are turned toward debate, oratory and music, 

l^rof . and Mrs. Gale are at the head of our musical depart- 
ment, Mrs. Gale is a Delta Gamma from Albion, and has been 
teaching us the fraternity songs. We are anxiously waiting 
for the new song-book. 

Gamma Phi Betta, Phi Delta Theta, and Phi Gamma Delta 
have each given very enjoyable dancing parties this year. 

A unique idea of Gamma Phi Beta was the representation of 
each fraternity by its particular march, two-step or waltz. 

Prof. Gale arranged and dedicated a two-step to our chapter. 
The Delta Gamma call occurs at intervals throughout the 
music making it especially pretty and appropriate. 

At the Phi Delta Theta dance the decorations were elabo- 
rate. The ceiling was one mass of their pretty colors, blue 


and white, and a skeleton lighted by electricity held sway in 
one comer. 

Delta Gamma led off the big parties w4th a large reception 
and dance given November 13th. It was held down town in 
a hall, having three pretty reception rooms opening into the 
ballroom. The decorations were evergreens, palms and Delta 
Gamma colors. The music and refreshment comers were 
partly screened by palms and green foliage. Mrs. Winfield 
Smith, Mrs. Arthur R. Priest, Mrs. Gale and Miss Hancock 
received from eight to nine then the music changed from soft, 
sweet strains to lively two-steps and waltzes. About three 
hundred guests were present. We took a great deal of pleas- 
ure and pride in our first Delta Gamma party and felt well 
repaid for our efforts. 

Our first initiation, of five girls took place on Hallowe'en. 
At the close of the initiation Mrs. Winfield Smith entertained 
us at a dainty Hallowe'en luncheon in her home. Jack 
o'lantems lighted the pretty rooms and a small lantern marked 
the place of each guest at the tables. The glimmering light 
surrounded all with a mysterious air that w^ell accorded with 
the secret ceremonies just concluded. 

Our second initiation was held at the home of Mrs. Gale. A 
bounteous spread followed and two more girls wear the anchor. 

May we now introduce our seven new Freshmen members : 
Mabel Rush ton, Irma Hathorn, Elsie Childs, Statira Biggs, 
Marjorie Squire, Katharine Pendleton, and Harriette Mc- 

On February 6th Mrs. Priest, our honorary member, gave a 
very pretty reception for Mrs. Winfield Smith, to meet the 
ladies of the faculty and all the sororities. We were pleased 
to assist Mrs. Priest with her reception. 

Miss Case of Lambda delighted us with a visit in the fall, on 
her return from a trip to Alaska. 

Mrs. Lean of Upsilon was in our city for some time but un- 
fortunately we did not know about it until shortly before her 
return home so only a few of us met her. 

Beta sends best wishes to all Delta Gammas. 

Pearl McDonnell, '03. 

the anchora 143 

Zeta ; Albion College, Albion, Michigan. 

The fraternity examination has kept us busy during our 
spare moments for the past week. Our new girls are laboring 
earnestly with the excellent questions, and will have a much 
broader knowledge of their fraternity when they are through 
with them. 

On January' 16th, three sleigh-loads of jolly Delta Gammas, 
together with their escorts and chaperone bravely started out 
to the home of a friend, seven miles in the country. After a 
tug of three miles through the drifts, we were obliged to re- 
turn to the city. We quickly transferred ourselves with our 
eatables to the lodge, where a good furnace fire and a roaring 
grate fire quickly thawed everyone out, and a jolly time was 
enjoyed by all. 

We gave our Annual Valentine Dinner Party at the lodge 
February 13th. The rooms were artistically decorated with 
festoons of red hearts. The heart scheme was also carried out 
in the menu. After dinner each guest busied himself, hunt- 
ing for a red heart bearing his name. The heart bore several 
rhymning words, from which the guest wrote his valentine. 
Much amusement was provoked when these '*poems" were 
read, some of them being very witty. 

The event was much more enjoyable because of the presence 
of four of our old girls : — Gladys Stone of Butler, Indiana, 
Emma Saxton of Springport, Michigan, Merle McLouth of 
De Witt, Michigan, and Gertrude McClelland from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

We are happy to introduce a new sister, Martha Cogshall of 
Muskegon, Michigan. She is a sister of one of our alumnae, 
and is a gifted musician. 

Zeta chapter called the first Pan-Hallenic meeting January 
31st. The report of the Inter-Sorority Conference was dis- 
cussed, and it was decided to recommend to each sorority 
here, that we have a Pan-Hellenic Association composed of all 
the active sorority girls in college. It also proposed that this 
Association have at least one meeting of a social nature each 
term, thus promoting a friendlier feeling among members of 


rival societies. Plans are now being made for such a meeting. 
The Association unanimously expressed its disapproval of 
High School rushing. 

Fanny M. Tuthill, '04. 

Eta ; BucHTEL College, Akron, Ohio. 

We have been in our present hall a little over a year and so 
we celebrated by giving a birth-day party. Invitations were 
issued to all the Alumnae and they responded heartily. We 
received as presents five new rockers, a chafing dish, a lunch 
cloth, several pictures, glasses, and a five dollar bill to do with 
as we please. Our hall is very fine now and we take great 
pleasure in it. Our Alumnae are always helping us in many 

This year Buchtel's representative in the Oratorical Contest 
which was held at Alliance was a Delta Gamma, and our 
chapter sent down a large delegation of girls. The Delta 
Gammas at Mt. Union entertained us royally. 

Oiu* Easter vacation begins soon and we are looking forward 
to it with much pleasure. We all need a rest after the close 
and confining school work. 

Lucretia Hemington^ '06, 

Theta; University of Indiana, Bloomington. 

Theta wishes to introduce to you three new members ; Mary 
Slack of Bryan, Ohio, Theresa Brewer of Bedford, Indiana, 
and Gae Myers of Monticello, Indiana. After the initiation 
Mrs. L. E. Clark entertained us at her home where we enjbyed 
a spread of home-made dainties. Oiu* mothers have been very 
good to us. We have also enjoyed delicious spreads at both 
the homes of Mrs. J. T. Clark and Mrs. Hocker. 

Pauthygatric, the sororities' masquerade, took place the 
fifth day of March and as Delta Gamma entertained this year 
we were kept quite busy. We feel well repaid for our work. 


Virgiline Hocker acted as toast-misstress and one of our fresh- 
men, Ethel Sherwood gave a toast on the Sorority goat. 

Indiana's annual scrap-day was February twenty-second and 
as usual the freshmen, after a hard struggle saved their ban- 
ner. However as the sophomores wpre successful in burning 
Horace, both sides claim the victory. The University has in- 
troduced a new form of amusement among the students for 
this term. It is a Mock Democratic Convention and all, men 
especially, are taking great interest in it. The convention is 
to be held the ninth and tenth but the delegates of the different 
States have been known for some time. 

Theta regrets to say that she lost two girls this term ; Lilian 
Carr was not able to retina and is now attending Purdue Uni- 
versity which is near her home. Edith Andrews* health did 
not permit her to return, however she is now much better and 
we hope to have her with us in the Spring. May Hurst also 
writes us she will re-enter at the Spring term. 

Indiana University has for the first time made a few rules 
governing oiu; social functions. We are not to dance except 
on Friday and Saturday nights and then stop at twelve o'clock. 
All other nights of the week the functions must be over by 
ten thirty P. M. Owing to this there are many conflicting 
dates. However Theta has managed to give two informals this 

The girls are busily studying for the fraternity examination 
which we are to take next Satiu-day afternoon and also plan- 
ning for Reunion Day which will soon be here. 

Theta sends greetings to all Delta Gammas. 

Roseiia M, Clark, '03. 

Kappa ; The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. 

On Mardi Gras night we gave a dance and every Nebraska 
Delta Gamma who could be in Lincoln was there in her 
* *party-est* * clothes. The ceiling of the dance hall was made 
low by ribbons of twisted crepe paper, bronze, pink, and blue, 
which floated out from the edge of a huge blue and silver 
Japanese umbrella hanging from the centre of the ceiling, and 


were caught high up on the opposite walls. The orchestra 
was hidden behind a screen of palms and Delta Gamma ribbons. 

As yet the Pan- Hellenic Society has done little but we hope 
that something worth while may grow out of the meetings. 
Thro' Delta Gamma's suggestion a Pan-Hellenic all-girl dance 
was given at the Armory. Half the girls went as men in 
dinner or uniform coats and short white skirts. They steered 
their fair partners devotedly if sometimes feebly about the 
room, whispered tender nothings under the palms and hurried 
for lemonice as gallantly as the most romantic damsel could 
desire. Later when the tired Delta Gamma's compared notes 
they found that never before had they realized what good fun 
* 'Algernon" Kappa was, or the charm of ** Arabella" Pi Phi. 

Perhaps it is due to the examination that we have begun to 
think more seriously of fraternity questions — such mighty 
questions that the Freshmen are fairly dizzy with their new 
sense of importance and responsibility. One of the conclu.sions 
which we have reached is that the active chapter receives far 
more than it gives to the alumnae. We are not apt to think 
of them as alumnae. It is hard to remember sometimes who 
is Kappa and who Kappa Theta, but the fact remains that it 
is due to them and not to us that we know them so well. One 
result of this strenuous brain effort is that the alumnae are to 
be granted the privilege of drinking our tea and nibbling our 
nabisco's ever>^ Saturday afternoon at five. 

On account of Roma Love's illness and forced retimi to 
Fremont the chapter was obliged to appoint another correspon- 
dent. We are hoping every week that Roma may come back 
to school. 

Kappa sends wishes for the happiest of Easter vacations. 

Ceita E. Harrisy ^07, 

Lambda ; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 

Oiu* much anticipated Christmas tree has come and gone 
long ago with its burden of fun and happy remembrances for 
each one of us. The Junior Ball is a thing of the past. The 



University Circus, given by the men of the athletic department 
has left its trail of peanuts and handbills over the campus, 
packed its tents and disposed of its wild animals. Basket ball 
has had a good season at Minnesota. Two of our girls made 
the Girl's Varsity Team and just now we are looking forward 
to a game with Nebraska and hoping to entertain some of the 
Kappa sisters. The Dramatic Club has closed a very successful 
and exceedingly jolly season. Two of our girls enjoyed the 
fun and shared the. honors. 

We were delighted the other daj' with a flying visit from 
Mabel Odell of Omega who sat with us in chapel and was car- 
ried off for an all too short stay at the Lodge. 

Much to our regret Margaret Hilsinger of Tau has left us 
and gone to Chicago to study music there. We enjoyed hav- 
ing her with us here very much. 

Our interest in the Inter-Fraternity Conference has been 
keen and although not all the reforms we could have wished 
to see adopted went through we still feel that the Conference 
helped much in establishing a proper interfraternity spirit. 
Delta Gamma advocated a late pledge day but as two fraterni- 
ties were opposed, the Pan- Hellenic Association was compelled 
to leave the question untouched. However the Pan- Hellenic 
Association is organized and has appointed its representative 
through whom all communications of interest to fraternities 
may reach the chapters. The Association did not confine its 
attention to rushing but is considering a Pan- Hellenic Day 
when all chapters here will join in a banquet or social gather- 
ing of some sort. We are very fortunate this year in the good 
feeling prevailing among the chapters. Our relations with the 
other chapters have been very cordial and friendly and in fact 
quite ideal. The fraternity girls all appreciate such a state of 
affairs and hope that we are realizing the fact that we are not 
bitter enemies but friendly rivals, each with her own special 
place to fill in college life. 

Just at present Lambda girls are wearing a slightly serious 
and careworn expression. Fitting in amendments in proper 
places and committing numerous fraternity dates is proving an 
absorbing occupation. However the examination is followed 


soon after by the Alumnae Banquet on Reunion Day so that 
the anxiety of these pre-examination days will soon be forgot- 
ten and only the pleased and virtuous consciousness will re- 
main that each loyal Delta Gamma is a veritable walking 
encyclopedia of information on her fraternity. 

The next months are to be busy ones. Lambda is planning 
various festivities — a musical and a party, and the different 
college organizations are to give numerous functions, the 
Woman's League a Spring Carnival and the Senior Class its 
Class Play and Prom. 

Lambda sends Easter Greetings. 

Ruth Rosholt, '04. 

Xi; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Xi has lost one of this year's girls and gained two new ones. 
Henrietta Stratton left at the end of the semester and is teach- 
ing at Bloomington, Illinois, while Esther Aldridge and Ruth 
Steglich were initiated after the new semester commenced. 
The initiation was a very pleasant one and we were glad to 
have Florence Barnard and Mar>' Powers, old Delta Gammas, 
with us at the time. 

Although we have worked hard at our studies we have 
had many opportunities for good times. Mrs. Shirley Smith 
entertained the chapter and its guests on February the 

On Washington's Birthday we had our annual fancy-dress 
party. The costumes were as ridiculous as we could make 
them and every one enjoyed herself. 

We have given two informals to which the men were in- 
vited. At the last, early in March, the refreshments were 
stolen from the kitchen about half an horn* before the party 
began. Fortunately we could get more, but it was very ex- 
citing and no one can find out who is guilty. 
f The French Dramatic Club has been practicing for a play, 
**LejMaitre de Forges," to be given in May. One of our 
Delta Gammas is in the cast. Basket Ball has been taken up 
withS'much interest and several of our girls are on the various 
class teams. 


We have just taken Fraternity Examinations, and find it 
certainly worth the effort to be well informed in regard to our 

The Pan Hellenic movement has excited much interest at 
Michigan. The conditions here are different from those in 
most of the other colleges. One of our strongest rivals is a 
local sorority, which, although it has no ill feelings towards 
the rest, still has nothing to gain from such an association. 
The matter is not yet completely adjusted though several 
meetings have been held. 

The Girls Glee Club has grown in prominence this last year, 
and has decided to make a tour of the smaller neighboring 
towns and to finish with a concert at Saginaw. Three of our 
girls are in the club. 

The Indoor Athletic Meets, held every Saturday night, are of 

great interest. We are looking forward to the Cornell Meet, 

to be held on the twenty-sixth. 

Elizabeth N. Prall, '06, 

Rho; Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Rho wishes to introduce to Delta Gamma three new members: 
Eunice Fitch, *06, Athens, Pa., Jane Louise Johnson, 07, 
Newark, N. J., and Mabelle Davis,* 07, Cazenovia, N.Y. After 
passing through all the varied experiences that confront a 
would-be Grecian maiden, they emerged full-fledged on Satur- 
day evening. On that evening, March twelfth, reunion ban- 
quet was combined with our regular initiation banquet at the 
Vanderbilt, Syracuse. About thirty-five were present. Among 
the guests were: Adelaide Allen, Ex-*05 ; Florence Seeber, 
Ex-, 04; Edna McKinley, '01; Fannie Morgan, *01 ; Blanche 
Gunn, *00; Angeline Golly, '04; Olive Hartwig, '04; Fannie 
Huntley, Ex- '04; Mrs. Mabel Potter Tallman, Eta, Ex- '04. 
The toast list was especially enjoyed, except perhaps by the 
unfortunate victims of ** Extemporaneous" invitations. This 
reunion season has been the happiest of the year. Our chapter- 
house was hardly able to contain the over-flowing spirits of 
those who gathered in our lodge during Satiu-day and Sunday. 
The banquet was preceded by initiation on Saturday afternoon. 


Mrs. Cora A. Morgan has accepted Rho's invitation to be- 
come a patroness of the chapter. We who know Mrs. Morgan 
can well feel, but poorly express, our appreciation. 

Professor Evelyn Benedict Ayres, gave a tea in honor of Rho, 
its patronesses and a few friends at her home at * *The Moore* * 
on North State Street. 

Mrs. Morgan entertained at her home on Westcott Street in 
honor of the Juniors and underclassmen of Rho, and a short 
time before she gave to the Seniors a thimble-party, a surprise 
in honor of her daughter's birthday. Mrs. Morgan is a charm- 
ing hostess, and these little social affairs were thoroughly 

These indeed are the times that try maiden's souls. Prob- 
lem : given a moderately sensible Miss, of reasonably studious 
habits, more specifically, a Delta Gamma Senior; feast her and 
coddle her for an unstated length of time ; to construct a 
thrifty and industrious young woman therefrom But the 
maiden does not object to the coddling. No indeed? Shortly 
after the above mentioned thimble-party a luncheon was given 
to the '04's by the juniors and underclassmen of the chapter. 
Several alumnae were present. This time, however, the bill 
for the fete was presented at the beginning of the meal, in 
form of a lengthy toast-list, evidently for the benefit of the 
hostess, for only senior names appeared thereon. It was en- 
titled "Roasts,'* significantly enough. 

Still another festivity in honor of cap and gown, — Mrs. Lears, 
Rho's chaperone, gave a delightful little surprise at the chapter- 
house in the form of an informal whist party. Friends had 
been invited in secretly to meet the six '04's. After whist, 
the dining room was opened, where a dainty luncheon was 
spread. Then came songs — such classics as **Bedelia" and 
**Sammy," mingled with '* Alma Mater" and * *0 Syracuse! " 
and, as a fitting end, a jolly, old-fashioned Virginia-Reel. 

The University debate team will meet Wesleyan March 28th 
in Syracuse ; in May a team chosen from the senior and junior 
class teams will represent the Orange against Allegheny at 
Meadville, Pennsylvania. 


The German Club recently presented a comedy, Der 
Besuch in Career. * ' The Classical club has oflFered a series of 
lectures upon subjects of interest to classical students. The 
Historical Association has given a course of lectures and con- 
certs accompanied by '^tableaux vivants.** 

**King I^ar*' will be presented under the auspices of the 
English Club during the second week of April. Professor 
Frederick Losey will play Lear, but aside from this one char- 
acter, the entire cast of fifty is made up of University Students. 
The play will be given in Rochester, Utica, Auburn and Syra- 
cuse. It is calling forth much interest, and at Syracuse, at 
least, has a most enthusiastic audience assured already. 

Helen GriflSth, ex- '02 has announced her engagement to 
Mr. Harry Wing, Sjrracuse, ex- '05, Psi Upsilon. 

Edith Cobb also announces her engagement to Mr. Le Peck, 

S)n-acuse Law School, Delta Chi. Miss Cobb graduated in '01, 

was a charter member of Rho, and now teaches in Granville, 

N. Y. 

Louise E. Cooiey, '05. 

Sigma, Northwestern Univkrsitv, Evanston, III. 

Sigma is pleased to take this opportunity of introducing two 
new pledges, Frances Hall and Margaret Conley, both of whom 
have entered college recently. Frances Hall is the daughter 
of one of Sigma's first members, so in a way, she has alway be- 
longed to the chapter. 

We are more than glad to have Effie Thompson with us 
again this semester. Her sister Margaret has been added re- 
cently to our list of pledges, who enter college next year. 

For the last week the freshmen have been industriously 
studying the Directory and Constitution, and today at stated 
hours all the girls have repaired to the fraternity rooms to 
write the examination, we hope creditably. 

If anyone of oiu* sister chapters can produce a satisfactory 
definition of rushing, we shall be glad to hear that same. 
This is the one thing that is troubling us at present, in regard 


to the inter-sorority contract. We are in favor of a bidding 
day, ?ind are willing to restrict rushing, but when it comes to 
saying what is to be considered as rushing and what is not, we 
cannot agr^. 

A large number of our girls attended the annual Pan-Hel- 
lenic dance at the Evanston Country Club on February twenty- 
sixth, and several of our girls went up to Madison to the 
Prom, there Elsie Williams invited all the active Delta Gam- 
mas to meet her guest. Miss Richardson, at a Valentine party, 
and there has been the usual round of informal parties. 

We have had particularly good times this winter at our weekly 

supper meetings. Our alumnae often join us, and we find that 

these jolly informal evenings are great promoters of fraternity, 

love and spirit. 

Mary Raymond y ^04. 

Tau, University of Iowa, Iowa City. 

Since New Year's there have been four big and beautiful 
parties: the Sophomore Cotillion, the Sigma Nu party, the 
Kappa party, and the Athletic ball. The Sigma Nus at Iowa 
have a reputation for pretty parties, and this one was no ex- 
ception to the rule, the idea, — an Italian palm-garden — ^being 
carried out very successfully. The Kappa party was also a 
novel one, a Leap Year German. The hall was beautifully 
decorated in the Kappa colors on a white back-ground, with a 
profusion of fleur-de-lis in evidence. It is whispered that our 
friends, the men, prefer to fill the role of escort themselves, 
altho' we all tried to be as gallant as they had taught us to be. 

Besides these large parties there have been numerous **in- 
formals'* Phi Psi, Sigma Nu, Tau Delt\ Phi Delt\ and Kappa 
Sigma — always enjoyable occasions for the lucky few who are 

On the twentieth of January several of our number were 
pleasantly entertained at a card-party given by Clem Ashley for 
Miss Naomi Newman of Elgin, 111., who was visiting Edith 
Evans; and on February sixth, the frat was again invited there 
to a tin-shower for Edith Preston, whose marriage to Mr. 
Harry Spencer is to take place on Monday, April 4th. On 


this occasion Clem is to be maid of honor, with Louise 
Brockett and Miss Spencer as bride's maids. Words can not 
express the happiness that we wish Edith, for she is a favorite 
with all of us; and we think Mr. Spencer is to be truly con- 

On Thursday, February fourth. Faith Willis invited several 
D. G. and Phi Psi friends to a chafing dish spread at her house, 
and on the same evening a fudge-party was given by Laura 
Walker and Marguerite Raguet for Miss Walker of DesMoines, 
and Miss Helen Dodge of Davenport, who were their guests 
for a few days. 

On the afternoon of Saturday, March fifth, we gave a little 
informal dancing party, having as our guests the High School 
girls who so graciously assisted us at our party last fall. We 
ourselves had a good time, and hope we may say as much for 
our guests. 

On Thursday, December thirty-first, there was bom to Mr. 
and Mrs. F. T. Breene a son. We hereby introduce him to 
our Delta Gamma family — ^Frank Eugene Breene. If as fond 
aunts, we may be allowed to anticipate a few years, we would 
say that we hope Fate may so order it that his first party 
during his University life may be a Leap-year party, to which 
some fair Delta Gamma of a future generation may have the 
honor of inviting him. 

We are sorry not to have more encouraging news of 
Harriette Holt, who was obliged to go to her home in Madison, 
Wis., last December. She has been very, very sick for several 
months, and was on that account, of course, compelled to give 
up her position here. We miss her very much. 

We hope in the next issue of Anchora to be able to announce 
the existence of a Pan- Hellenic association, which we have as 
yet been unable to form. 

In closing, may I ask if I am alone in thinking the Novem- 
ber cover of Anchora much prettier and more suitable than 
that of the January number ? I noticed that our editor asked for 
expressions of opinion on this subject, and I hope to learn from 
the April number what some of the rest of you think about it. 


We like the seal on the cover, but we like the old lettering, 
without the floral design. 'Bjith FUming, '04. 

Tau draws a breath of relief, as the examination papers are 
sent away, and prepares to live her usual placid life, until next 
year's dreaded ordeal. 

We are now planning for Reunion Day and will celebrate with 
a banquet at the Burkley Imperial, with toasts and letters from 
the "old girls. *' 

Ruth Fleming has finished her work and has gone to her 
home in Omaha until commencement. That we miss her 
greatly need not be said. 

Mrs. Walter Davis goes this week to California for a month's 
visit. We are very happy that Mrs. Davis is pledged to Delta 

In honor of Edith Preston, ex. '05, who is to be married 
April fourth, to Mr. Harry Spencer, Beta Theta Pi, of North- 
western University, Clem Ashley gave a Kitchen Shower, on 
the evening of February sixth . Beneath an immense white par- 
asol, festooned with queer looking packages, Edith was showered 
with tin- ware and poetry galore. 

One Saturday afternoon, we entertained eighteen of the 
younger Iowa City girls, who assisted us in one formal party 
of the year. The feature of the afternoon was a German with 
dainty Delta Gamma favors. 

Our next meeting will be with Mrs. Breene, when we will 
make the acquaintance of Frank Eugene Breene, a Delta 
Gamma nephew of three months. 

Tau sends Easter greetings to all her sisters. 

Edith Surge, '06. 

Upsilon; Stanford University, California. 

Since Upsilon's last chapter letter was written, we have 
initiated two new girls who entered college at Christmas. 
They are Hazel Huiskamp of Santa Barbara, and Julia Derby 
of I<os Angeles, both of whom prepared for college at Marl- 
borough School in L,os Angeles, where many of our girls have 


been graduated. Hazel Huiskamp was at Wellesley last year, 
and so enters Stanford as a sophomore. 

This term has been a crowded one for all the students here, 
for there have been many University affairs as well as purely 
social ones. Of the former, the sophomore comedy, **David 
Garrick," was a great success, and so was the concert given 
by the Musical Clubs after returning from their Christmas trip 
to British Columbia ; while the Stanford-California debate for 
the Camot medal was a splendid contest though the outcome 
was a disappointment to us. 

Of the social affairs which we have attended, one of great 
interest to us was the dance given by the nine freshmen of 
Upsilon to the other members of the chapter. We all felt 
proud of our hostesses, for the dance was a great success. 

On the evening of March fourth we gave an informal musi- 
cale to some of our friends on the faculty. About a hundred 
guests were present. Our program included vocal numbers, 
(some of which were given by Vivian Bailey, '02) , piano solos 
and cello solos, (by musicians from elsewhere) Christina 
Rose, ex- '03, was the accompanist. 

Next Saturday evening, March twelfth, we hold our annual 
banquet. Many of the old girls are coming back for the re- 
union, and we shall probably also have with us Mrs. Susie 
Wegg Smith of Seattle, whom some of our girls met last sum- 
mer in Madison. She is visiting in California, and we hope 
to keep her here at Stanford for a few days before her return 
to Seattle. 

We have all been much interested in reading the prize essay 
on the * * Influence of a College Fraternity, ' ' reprinted from the 
Alpha Tau Omega Palm, It appeared in the Stanford Sequoia. 
our college literary magazine, as it was written by a Stanford 
man, Fletcher Wagner, '03. Mr. Wagner is a member of 
Delta Upsilon, and is now in Harvard Law School. The arti- 
cle is full of ideas, and is one which would interest all mem- 
bers of Greek letter societies, as it gives many new thoughts 
in a clear and striking way. 

Upsilon sends cordial greetings to all the chapters. 

Jiici fVindsor Kimball ^ ^04, 

156 the anchora 

Phi; University of Colorado, Boulder. 

At Christmas time, Edith Bradford Wiles, a member of the 
Esoteric Club of Chicago University, entered college here; a 
short but sharp rushing season followed, and we now take 
pleasure in introducing her as a Delta Gamma. 

Our Alumnae did much for us in our late rushing season. 
Among other pleasant functions, Mrs. Culbertson and her 
sister, Elizabeth Hutchinson, entertained at their beautiful 
home by giving a fancy dress party. 

The nearest and most talked of events just now are the fra- 
ternity examination and reunion. 

The examination looms up before us as something quite fright- 
ful, especially to the Freshmeu who have never experienced 
one. We hope to be very successful with our reunion this year, 
and are making many preparations. It is to be Satiuxiay the 
twelfth, and a number of the girls from out of town are coming 
to be with us. Mrs Gardiner is to give a luncheon and the 
girls have planned a farce and spread in the evening at the 
chapter house. 

There has been a Pan-Hellenic meeting held to organize a 
regular conference composed of an active and inactive member 
from each fraternity. We all hope a rushing compact may be 
decided upon. 

The members of the Kappa, Kappa Gamma Council, who 
have been visiting their chapter here honored us with a call 
and went through our fraternity house one day last week. 

Four of our girls have dropped out of school on account of 
poor health, making our number seem quite small with only 
foiuteen active members. 

Hoping that all the Delta Gamma Chapters may have 
pleasant reunions, Phi sends a cordial greeting to all. 

Minnie M. Daiiey, '06. 

Chi ; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 

After the excitement of Junior Week and examinations, 
January at Cornell proved dull, indeed. But with February 
and its numerous holidays, things brightened up a bit. 


Valentine Chapter meeting was most exciting. To each Delta 
Gamma Cupid brought twenty-two love messages and great 
was the merriment over the veiled **hits** and jests. Our 
alumnae remembered us with flowers and candy. 

On Washington's Birthday we revelled in a whole day with 
nothing to do. In the evening Naomi Carpenter entertained 
us delightfully at her home with a Colonial party. Powdered 
hair and fichus led naturally to Virginia reels and lancers. 

Of our other pleasures, the one that caused us perhaps the 
most amusement was an Auction. Old clothes and bits of cast 
off finery were bid in with great eagerness. 

February 29th, was of course Leap Year night and since 
such an event occurs but once in one's college life the girls in 
Sage celebrated it with a wildly exciting sheet and pillow case 
parade in and out the corridors and down to the drawing room 
where our leader took flashlights of us. A beautiful picture 
we must have made ! 

Sage chapel, always a beautiful little structure has been 
much improved by a new wing with increased seating capacity. 
The interior decorations has been entirely changed and is ex- 
ceedingly beautiful. The chapel was reopened January 17th, 
with a sermon by the Reverend Lyman Abbott of New York 

Other speakers of note at Cornell have been Professor Baker 
of Harvard, Judge Alton B. Parker of Albany, Count Angela 
de Gubematis who gave three very interesting French lectures 
and the Swanni Abadamahdi who spoke on the Vedanta 

In a couple of weeks occur the interclass basket ball games. 
The games are anticipated with much excitement since they 
play an important part in fixing the relative standard of the 

At a recent meeting of Pan-Hellenic, Chi, whose attitude 
this year in regard to rushing has been somewhat misunder- 
stood, decided to adopt the rules advised by the Inter-Sorority 
Conference. This last year has been the first time since the 
formation of Pan-Hellenic that Chi has not had a fixed pledge 
day. While by no means regretting our attitude we feel that 


a better feeling exists between fratmiities when there is a 
common asking day. Our chief objection to the late pledge 
day has been the disturbance to the work both of the rushers 
and the rushees. 

Our last bit of news is the visit to Ithaca of Bertha Stone- 
man, '94, who has been teaching in South Africa. We are 
more than glad to have her with us. 

Chi sends greetings to all Delta Gammas and wishes them a 
pleasant Easter vacation. 

Sylvia Ernestine Ball, '06, 

Psi; Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

At last the long rushing season has drawn to a close. One 
of our festivities with four Delta Gammas present was a Val- 
entine Party at the Goucher's town house. The idea of hearts 
and love was carried through the evening. Big hearts with 
smaller ones hanging from them were shot at, and the smaller 
hearts held the fortunes. A large heart with gilt outlines 
made a very pretty target, the center was Bliss, the next heart 
Marriage, the next Bachelor Maid, and the outer heart was 
Old Maid, this of course caused lots of fun. Then small heart 
boxes were passed around with larger hearts with gilt numbers 
on them, the small boxes contained letters which were to be 
put together forming well known expressions of love, these 
were written opposite the numbers. The refreshments were 
all in the familiar heart shape. 

Another affair was a Musical Tea, which was held at a town 
house. Marguerite Lake was pianist and Evelyn Hewes, soloist. 
It was truly delightful and we were very grateful to Mrs. 
Morriss for giving it. Then another successful Tea was at 
Marguerite Lake's home, and we have been entertained at 
Mabel Carter's country home and had fresh strawberries; you 
Northern girls can understand how funny that sounds in March. 

Our big function with our card was a house party at Glyn- 
don, such a good time! we of course had to double up but that 
only made it jollier. A limcheon, a long walk, a little tea, and 
a George Washington dinner, after an auction in which we 


had lots of fun filled up one day, then we all gathered around 
the open fire and gave ourselves up to the joy of it all. The 
**01d Dames'* with us helped so much. 

While we have been so busy the college has been busy too. 
Mr. Yeats lectured to us two afternoons, he is very delightful 
and looks as a poet should look, his gestures are almost as bad 
as a Frenchman's. Then Dr. Moulton of Chicago gave us an 
interesting lecture on Browning. He recited parts of the poems 
Caliban in a very realistic way. 

The last things before Pledge-day were a County Fair and 
a Welsh Rarebit at Evelyn Hewes. The County Fair was 
given by the Kalends Board to raise money for the paper and 
was held in the Gym. Everyone entered animals of every size 
and kind for two cents a piece and the best got prizes and 
honorable mention. Elizabeth Goucher's bear got honorable 
mention. Each class had a booth in their respective colors. 
The Seniors, yellow and white, had pop com; the Juniors, blue 
and white, had candy; the Sophomores, red and white, had 
red lemonade and the Freshmen, green and white, had fresh 
I)eanuts, then there were fortune tellers, side shows, a shoot- 
ing gallery to hit the Faculty in the heart and get a cigar, a 
tin-type gallery and all the necessities of a fair, even to the 
racing of the Gym. horses. 

The last thing before Pledge-day we all gathered at Evelyn 
Hewes, having gotten special permission from Pan-Hellenic 
Association to do so. We played Pillow- Dex for a long time 
and you all know how jolly it is, then we had a chafing-dish 
supper and sang songs. 

Now the best of all this letter is the Pledge-day news, and 
Psi of Delta Gamma has four pledges to present to you — 
Isabel Woolridge, of Baltimore, and Mary Long, of Birming- 
ham, Ala., both *07, Emilie and Jennie Wannamaker, of 
Orangeburg, S. C, both '06. From the way in which these 
girls ah-eady enter in, it seems as if they were always Delta 
Gammas. By the time this reaches you they will wear the 

Saturday evening, March twelfth, we had Re-union as more 
of the girls could come. It was such fun to hear from the old 


girls again and to find out how they are getting along. We 
are so happy now that it is the hope of Psi that all her sisters 
are too. 

Anna Ruger Hay, *06, 

Omega ; University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Of all college affairs the one that is of the broadest interest 
this year is the Jubilee. During Jubilee week, the first week 
in June, the fiftieth Commencement is to be celebrated and 
President Van Hise is to be inaugurated. Extensive plans are 
being made to entertain many prominent men. Presidents from 
Universities all over the world and the Wisconsin Alumni who 
are to be here. Most of the students will doubtless remain, 
although it is not compulsory. 

In February the Haresfoot Club of the University presented 
as its annual play **College Boy'* in which Margaret Franken- 
burger took part. 

Alpha Chi Omega has recently established a chapter in this 
University. It is the oldest musical association in the United 

Our chaperone Miss Miner, who has been with us almost 
three years and to whom we have become deeply attached, has 
been compelled to leave us on account of ill health. One of 
our seniors has left us also, — Mary Stevens, who was graduated 
at the end of the first semester. She is now at her home in 
Rochester, New York. We have one new pledged girl, Flor- 
ence Miller, who hopes to be a Delta Gamma next year. 

Among the good times we have had together lately have been 
an evening spent at the home of Marion Jones, a birthday sup- 
per at Ruth Miner's and an entertainment given by the fresh- 
men. This entertainment w^ a Vaudeville which from the 
bronze pink and blue programs to the songs and costumes was 
very original and highly amusing. 

On the fifteenth of January Omega chapter celebrated her 
twenty-secondbirthday by informally entertaining her alumnae. 
The celebration was quite like a regular birthday-party with 
its cake, candles and presents. Among the presents were 


several chairs, a davenport, table, music cabinet, portieres, table 
linen, silver and china, which were given by friends, alumnae 
and active members of Delta Gamma and by Omega's treasurer. 
The new furnishings add greatly to the appearance of the chap- 
ter house. Some weeks after the birthday-party we gave a tea 
for several of our friends who were guests in Madison for the 
Junior Prom. The various rooms in the house looked especi- 
ally attractive because of the profusion of beautiful flowers 
which were sent by Mr. and Mrs. Cole. The other decorations 
were in I)ink and suited to Valentine Day. 

We are now looking forward to Reunion and are awaiting 
w^ith somewhat less pleasure the fraternity examination. 

Helen Goldsmith fFhitney, '06. 

Lambda Nu ALUMNi^e, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Lambda Nu makes her bow to her sister chapters and solicits 
their kind wishes. She means to do her very best as an 
alumnae chapter and she begs them to judge her attempts 
with mercy, for her shortcomings will be those of inexperience. 

The meetings are held every month, alternating afternoon 
and evening meetings, thus accommodating all the girls. Every 
alumnae in the Twin Cities is notified as the day approaches 
and the meetings are very much alive. 

There were two brides present at the last, Alcie Carter 
Fuller and Louise Winchell Dayton. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller 
have taken apartments in the Oak Grove and Mr. and Mrs. 
Dayton are at home on Blaisdell Avenue. There are a few 
diamonds sparkling ** under the rose'* that I wish a little bird 
might tell you about. 

We are very glad to hear that we shall soon have a chance 
to greet Mabel O'Dell, as she is coming to visit her sister, 
Mrs. Pease. 

We are fortunate in having two Omega girls in town this 
winter, Mrs. Pease and Maude Stedman. 

The banquet is to be held on Reunion Day, March 15th, in 
Minneapolis and then Lambda Nu will make her official ap- 


Lambda Nu sends greetings and wishes that all Delta 
Gammas may some day belong to an Alumnae Chapter. 

Alice McClelland, Ex'02. 

Chi Upsilon Alumn^^, New York City. 

True to our plan to have variety in our meetings this year, 
the first Saturday in each month has found Chi Upsilon doing 
various interesting things. In January we had a matinee 
party and thoroughly enjoyed hearing William Gillette in 
Barrie's ''Admirable Crichton,*' a clever satire on modem 
society life in England. 

In February we met for luncheon at the Woman's Univer- 
sit3^ Club. The Club has recently moved into new quarters on 
Gramercy Park, and we found the quiet atmosphere of the club 
with its tastefully decorated rooms and beautiful pictures a 
delightful setting for our meeting, so after luncheon had been 
served we lingered a long time in the parlors planning what 
* 'stunt' ' we should do at our next meeting. There seemed to 
be a general feeling that it would be interesting to have a 
palmist tell our fortunes. Mrs. Chandler invited us to meet 
at her studio and agreed to find the palmist. 

We were all ver>' much interested when the notices of the 
March meeting came reading *.* Shumada, an East Indian will 
be present and give psychic, physiological talks of a few min- 
utes to each ; ' ' and Chi Upsilon turned out almost to a woman 
to know what the future had in store. We met at Mrs. 
Chandler's studio, had tea and a little gossip, and then went 
across the street to the rooms where Shumada lives. We found 
him a picturesque figure, tall, slender, dark skinned with an 
imposing yellow turban and long black robe. He said he 
would tell each of us something about her character, and pro- 
ceeded to take each one of us in turn, and from looking at our 
hands told us something of what we were and what we might 
be. His character reading was so clever that he held our at- 
tention completely, and while we may be a little skeptical as 
to whether the future may fulfil his predictions, we found 
plenty of enjoyment in the present and will long remember an 


afternoon spent in so unusual a way. We feel quite indebted 
to Shumada for his courtesy in giving us two hours of his time 
because he had been entertained by Mrs. Chandler at her 
studio and wished to grant a favor to her and her friends. 

We are all glad to have Bertha Stoneman with us again. 
Not that she is to remain in New York City, but after seven 
years of South Africa, we feel that she is at home with us if 
she is anywhere in New York State. A few of us had the 
pleasure of seeing her when she passed through New York and 
enjoyed her stories of South African life and Hugenot College 
where she has been teaching. 

We all sympathize with Gertrude Willard Phisterer who has 
just lost one of her babies. We were so proud of our twin 
nieces that the sudden death of little Isabel is a great grief to 
us all. 

With the first signs of spring after a long cold winter we 
are planning picnics in the country.' But I must not antici- 
pate, you shall hear of these next time. 

Ruth J. Nelson, Chi, '97. 

Psi Omicron AivUMNi^e Association, Baltimore, Md. 

As the time rolls round for Psi Omicron's letter, the cor- 
respondent racks her brain for startling announcements of 
engagements, marriages, brilliant literary achievements and 
the like. But the time does not seem ripe for such matters, 
and one has to chronicle only the ordinary life of busy people 
such as we all are — ^hard work for most of us, with enough of 
the froth of life to keep us from growing old too soon. The 
thought uppermost in all minds of late is the fire which raged 
so furiouly a few weeks ago, and from which very few of us 
escaped without some loss, directly or indirectly. It is hardly 
possible to recognize localities in the burnt district, so changed 
is everything by the destruction of square after square. 

As to college matters, the chief topic of interest is Pledge 
Day, which has just come and gone once more, but that is 
so distinctly the province of the active girls that I fear to do 
more than touch upon it. The alumnae can say, however, 


that Psi is up to her usual standard this year, and that the 
new Delta Gammas to be are only the natural choice of a fine 
active chapter. Some of the **old dames'* were fortunate 
enough to be members of a house party which was the last and 
greatest rushing ** stunt," when the day and night of the 
twenty-second of February was spent at a most hospitable 
country home. Luckily we were having a respite from the 
worst of our very bad winter weather, so that a trip to the 
country wat not too hazardous. But here again I am stealing 
the news of Psi's correspondent and must retire before her 
greater right. 

We are looking forward with ver^*^ great pleasure to the visit 
of the Grand Council, and are hoping that Baltimore will do 
her prettiest in the way of Spring weather for them. They 
will be welcomed with very cordial hearts at any rate, however 
unseasonable the weather may prove to be, and we are believ- 
ing that we shall have typical Easter days. 

Mabel Meredith Reese, Psi, '99. 

Omega Alumnae Association, Madison, Wis. 

Omega's Alumnae Association has been holding meetings at 
intervals as regular as to suggest a stability of organization of 
whioh she has never before been able to boast. Whether or 
not this is a permanent benefit, the outgrowth of our unaccus- 
tomed activity preceding the convention of last spring remains 
to be seen. A propos of conventions — a little notice on page 77 
of the last An<;hora has just caught my eye, and as it invites 
discussion on the rather serious subject of convention expense 
I am very glad to accept the invitation and add a word to what 
I hope will be a free and open discussion entered into by all 
the chapters. 

First, however, let me say that what follows is entirely a one 
I)erson point of view and does not in any way reflect the 
opinion of the chapter. So far as I am aware the matter has 
not been formally discussed at any of the meetings and, as 
this letter is due at your ofiice so soon, it will be impossible to 


obtain a canvas of opinions in time to use it for the forthcom- 
ing issue of Anchora. The time has come to alter the methods 
of financing a convention. That the delegates should be the 
guests of the chapter we all concede of course. It seems to 
one also that the entertainments, drives, luncheons, etc. should 
be cordially open to all delegates, guests and resident members. 
The custom of each person paying for her plate at the grand 
banquet is an excellent one and let us hope firmly established, 
but with this exception I should like to see the entertaining 
chapter extend a free hospitality to all in the way of special 
entertainments. The expenses which the visitor might be re- 
quested to meet without reflecting on the hospitable spirit of 
the local chapter are entirely of a personal nature; her room 
and board and transportation while in the city. These are ex- 
penses borne I understand by visitors at all conventions ana- 
logous to the one of interest to us. But whether this be the 
case or not with other organizations, why not adopt it for our- 
selves ? It will help to simplify the convention problem greatly 
from the hostess* point of view. 

Just a word of gossip before closing. The engagement of 

Miss Mabel Odell of Des Moines to Mr. William F. Lea of 

Everett, Washington has been announced. The wedding will 

take place in June. 

Miss Catharine Cleveland *94 has resumed her studies in 

history in the University of Chicago and will probably be one of 
the candidates for a Ph. D. degree at the summer convocation. 
Again let me repeat that although hiding my indentity behind 
my Association's name the responsibility of all opinions ex- 
pressed above rests solely on the shoulders of a single member 
of the 

Omega Alumnae Association of Delta Gamma. 



Dr. Julia E. March, Alpha, '87, was married to Dr. Charles 
A. Bavia, of Youngstown, Ohio, December thirty-first. Their 
address is, 526 Elm Street, Youngstown, Ohio. 

On February the tenth, at her home in Maumee, Ohio, 
Flora V. Stanley, Alpha, *86, was married to Dr. George W. 
Rhonehouse. They will reside in Maumee, Ohio. 

Virginia B. Henry, Alpha, was married to Mr. Homer 
Buck, December seventeenth at the home of the bride's par- 
ents Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Henry on South Union Avenue, 
Alliance, O. They will reside on South Seneca Avenue. 

Miss Claudia E. Schrock, the new Universalist missionary 
about to be sent to Japan by the Woman's Centenary associa- 
tion, was bom at Canal Winchester, Ohio, in 1875. She is 
next to the youngest in a family of five children. Her father 
and mother, Michael E. and Mary Jane Schrock, have been life- 
long Universalists, and are members of our church in Coltunbus, 
Ohio. In giving their accomplished daughter to the larger 
work of their church, and in all the correspondence concerning 
it, Mr. and Mrs. Schrock have manifested the spirit of true 
Christian heroism and self-sacrifice. 

Miss Schrock was educated in the public schools of Columbus, 
Ohio, and in Buchtel college. Of her career in this latter in- 
stitution President Church writes : 

Miss Claudia E. Schrock entered Buchtel college from the 
High schobl of Columbus, Ohio, in September 1894. She pur- 
sued the regular classical course, taking advantage of the al- 
lowable electives, and was graduated with the degree of B. A. 
in 1898. As a student she was thorough, energetic, and relia- 
ble. The major part of her course was in the languages ; liter- 
ature, philosophy, mathematics and science comprising the 
rest of it. 


Her work was uniformly of high grade. Out of the possible 
50 Ks. she took 44. 

She became a member of the Delta Gamma fraternity, and 
in the social life of the college was justly popular. 

After graduation she taught in the country school of Ostran- 
der, Ohio, and then accepted a position in the High school at 
Cuyahoga Falls, O. She held this position until, in response 
to a call from her alma mater, she resigned to accept Septem- 
ber 1, 1901, the position of teacher of Latin and Greek in 
Buchtel academy. In Buchtel academy Miss Schrock has won 
for herself a very high and worthy position as a painstaking, 
thorough and popular teacher. She has given herself to her 
profession with a zeal and devotion that is rarely excelled, 
but which is characteristic of the person. Her summer vaca- 
tions have been given to self- improvements, study at Michigan 
university and in teaching, and her general mental and 
spiritual attitude is that of ever reaching out after the things 
that are higher and broader. In the social life of the academy 
and college she has been given her nattu-al position of leader- 
ship and popularity. — Beacon Journal^ Alliance^ O, 

Theresa Alexander, Eta *97, was married to Mr. G. H. 
Barbour on Wednesday evening, the thirtieth of December, 

Linna Lynn, Eta '02, was married to Mr. Gran Thompson 
on Wednesday evening, March the second, 1904. 

Jeanette Allen, Eta '99, was married to Dr. Barton on the 
twenty-fifth of February, 1904, 

Mabel Stone, Zeta *06, is in Chicago, preparing to enter 
Wellesly next year. 

On November 4th, 1903, Nellie Blanche Perigo, Theta '00, 
was married at her home in Bornville, Ind., to Mr. Henry 

Reba Corwin Stewart, Theta ex '02, was married at her 
home November 26th, to Mr. S. P. Matthews of Indianapolis, 


Alice Thomas Kinnard, Theta *99, of Pendleton, Ind., 
married to Mr. Glen, Kappa Sigma '00, is now at home in 
Philadelphia where Mr. Glen is assistant instructor in the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

On January" 1, 1904 Emma Rosalie Munger, Theta '03, was 
married to Mr. Slipher, Kappa Sigma, who is now assistant 
in the observatory at Flagstaff, Arizona. 

Elizabeth Morris, Theta ex *05, has been spending the 
winter in New York. 

Gratia Countryman, Lambda '89, became city librarian of 
Minneapolis on February first. 

Leila Stevens is organist at the Central Baptist Church, 

Mrs. James E. Bell nee Ruth Harris, Lambda '93, is in Cal- 
ifornia for the winter. 

Florence Lyman, Lambda ex-'Ol, is in Pasedena, Cal. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Purdy nee Margaret Belle Marvin, 
Lambda '91, have gone to Washington, D. C. to make their 
home. Mr. Purdy is Assistant U. S. Attorney. 

Ada Comstock, Lambda '96, is in Paris, France. 

Dr. Bertha Stoneman, Chi '94, of the department of Botany, 
Hugenot College, University of the Cape of Good Hope, 
South Africa, is at home on a year's leave of absence. She 
is visiting at the home of Mrs. Harris, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Bom, December 9th, 1903, to Mr. and Mrs. Burton Wilson 
(Charles Edna Polk, Kappa '98) of New York, a son, Donald 

Born, March seventeenth. 1904, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry 
Baker (Louise Wiley Tull, Psi '93) a .son, John Tull Baker. 

Gail Sweeney, Tau '01, was married on Thursday, October 
15th, 1903, to Mr. Willis C. Edison of Stoene Lake, Iowa. 
Mr. Edison was a graduate of Iowa University in 1900. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. Seeters, September 1903, a 
son. Mrs. Seeters was Helen HoUister, Alpha '96, and is now 
making her home in Iowa City. 


Mrs. Josephine TremaineMcCroskey, Kappa '92 has moved 
from Beunes A3rres to England. Her new address is Casa 
Bamba, Highland Road, Brombley, Kent. 

Mrs. C. T. Greenwood who was Mary Irving, Lambda *85 
of Pellurid, Colorado, is living on a fruit ranch near Hotch- 
kiss, Colorado. 

Mary McMenemy, Kappa ex-'Ol expects to chaperone a 
small party of young ladies, abroad this summer. All Delta 
Gammas are innted to join. 

Mary Mills West, (Mrs. Max West) of Kappa, has moved 
from Washington, D. C. to 2801 Jamaica Ave., Richmond 
Hill, N. Y. 

Louise Moulton Frazier, (Mrs. E. G.) (Tau) has moved 
from Glenwood, Iowa, to No. 1327 New^ Hampshire St., 
Lawrence, Kansas. 

Louise Tukey Morrison (Mrs. E. R.) (Kappa) has moved 
from Omaha, Neb. to **The Virginia," Kansas City, Mo. 

Helen Harwood Chase, (Mrs. Clarence) (Kappa) has moved 
from Lincoln, Neb. to No. 268 Sarvis Hill Ave., Dorchester, 

Harriet D. Pin4cham, (Lambda 1883) is now living at 1200 
Malony Ave., Portland, Oregon. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Wiggenhorn, of Ashland, 
Nebraska, February 9th, 1904, a daughter. Mrs. Wiggenham 
was Jessie Belle Lansing of Kappa. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mar\ns Welch, (NeeRelly 
of Kappa) a daughter, March 6th, 1904. 

Rose Smith, one of our Upsilon's Charter Members, is vis- 
iting her sister Mrs. George Martin in Omaha. 

Effie Thompson Tau ex- '05 is attending Smith College. 
Wilma Selkner, Tau, is studying at St. Luke*s Hospital, 
New York City. 

Ethel Elliot, Tau, is studying oratory in Boston, Mass. 


Mrs. William Brace Fonda (Herberta Jaynes, Kappa *02) 
of Grand Island, Neb. has been visiting in Omaha this month. 

The marriage of Miss Martha Hutchinson, Kappa *93 to 
Mr. Charles Seen of Greeley, Col., took place at 3 o'clock 
yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride's cousin, Mrs. 
S. H. Atwood, 740 South Seventeenth Street, the Rev. Fran- 
cis W. Eason of the Holy Trinity Episcopal church officiating. 
The wedding was very quiet but was attended by a number of 
relatives from Plattsmouth and other Nebraska towns and also 
by those members of the Delta Gamma sorority who were in the 
chapter while Miss Hutchinson was attending the state uni- 
versity. Mrs. Atwood gave away the bride and Miss Stella 
Rice played the wedding march. 

Miss Hutchinson has many warm friends in Lincoln although 
she has not lived here since her graduation from the university. 
Mr. Seen is a graduate of Lafayette college, Pennsylvania, and 
is a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Mr. and Mrs. 
Seen have gone to Denver and will be at home in Greeley 
Mondays in April. 

Lillian Ray, Upsilon *97, and Edith Hill, Upsilon '03, are 
in Paris. They expect to travel in Germany and Italy during 
the spring, and return to America next summer. 

Hazel Edwards, Upsilon, ex- '05, was married in Los An- 
geles, on December 31, 1903, to Mr. Roy C. Pinkham, '02, 
(University of California) Mr. Pinkham is a member of Delta 
Upsilon. Mr. and Mrs. Pinkham are living at Terminal 
Island, California. 

The College woman's Club of Los Angeles, Cal., holds a 
luncheon the first Saturday of every month at the Woman's 
Club House. After the luncheon, the alumnae of Upsilon are 
entertained at the home of one of the girls for the remainder 
of the afternoon, Upsilon is represented in the College 
Woman's Club by the Misses Ethel Coblentz, Mabel Schopback, 
Maude Ross, Rose Smith, Aida Rademaker and Muriel 


Miss Ethel Cobleutz has returned from a trip to Prance, 
Germany and England. 

Miss Laura Emery of Los Angeles, Gail Hill of Redlands 
and Lillian Ray of Stanford University are spending the winter 
in Paris, Prance. 

Miss Pearson of Chi, holds an important position in the 
Pasadena High School. 

Miss Plorence Whittier, librarian in Mechanics Library, San 
Prancisco, spent the Christmas holidays in Los Angeles. 

After May first, the address of Christine Carter Bagg, Psi 
•95, (Mrs. J. Herbert Bagg) will be 84th and 2nd Ave., Bay 
Ridge, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mrs. Sarah Webster, wife of Gen. J. R. Webster, Assistant 
Attorney of the Interior, and mother of Joy Louise Webster, 
Kappa 1901, died after a short illness at her home in Washing- 
ton, D. C, Thursday, March twenty- fourth, 1904. The 
burial was held at her former home in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Mary Irving Greenwood, Lambda *85, is living on a fruit 
ranch near Hotchkiss, Colorado. 

A. Louise Cody Loft, formerly Mrs. Herbert Duker, Lambda 
'85, lives at Winnebago City, Minnesota. 

Can Anchora correspondents furnish the address of Eloise 
Johnson McArthur, Qmega *81? Her former home was in 
La Crosse, Wisconsin. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hoagland, (Edith Jackson), 
Kappa 1902, a son, March 17th, 1904. 



The fifty dollar prize offered by the New York Alumni 
Association for the best essay on **The Influence of the College 
Fraternity** was won by a member of the Stanford chapter of 
Delta Upsilon. 

*%ife in a home with congenial, enthusiastic fellow-students, 
is an inspiration. It should stand in a trinity with the home 
from which the student has come, and the home which he will 
some day found. Yet it has a peculiar charm of its own. He 
is with equals, with rivals and comrades of his own choosing. 
His twenty chums are not all of a pattern; they have much in 
common, but they may include extremes of personality. Only 
notes of different pitch can make a chord. Congeniality and 
not similarity is the standard which determines his companions. 
This can produce the highest social development. 

The chapter will have a double influence on the college man. 
It works for conformity, but not at any loss of individuality. 
The freshman will find that he has entered a crowd which 
means to train him. He will receive much advice; but he will 
absorb more unconsiously. He will imitate his fellows because 
he admires them. He will conform in speech, in dress, in 
habits. A freshman in college can be spotted in a dozen ways. 
It is the fraternity freshman who first loses his 'verdancy.* 
Few influences excel that of the fraternity house in training 
and in development of character, for good or for bad. The 
greatest power is natural toward those things which are best 
in the world. Self-conceit cannot be whipped from a man, nor 
can he be argued out of it ; but it can be dissolved by the slow 
force of fraternity life. Hypocrisy is hated by healthy young 
fellows. A selfish man, a crabbed morose chap, or a spoiled 
pet will find no indulgence in the chapter house. They will 
be frankly analyzed and criticised. The *star' freshman who 
fancies himself perfect after the rushing season soon awakens 
to the fact that he has much to learn, and comes heartily to 
wish for improvement. Very little of the so-called 'hazing' is 
necessary to accomplish this result. Moral force is the weapon; 
though it depends for effectiveness on a muscular delegatioh 
of sophomores.*' 


« i. 

One may ask, is there need of a national bond between 
these college homes ? It is the national order which works for 
stability and a set purpose. New branches will be founded 
resembling the old. By annual conventions delegates meet 
from many colleges, and the result is eminently democratic and 
broadening. In alumni catalogs and magazines one reads the 
record of those who preceded him, successful to-day, prominent 
perhaps in public life. By an exchange of visits with neighbor- 
ing chapters the fraternity man sees that men of other colleges 
are likewise human. He has a ready introduction through his 
pin. He need never feel an o£Fishness, a hostility toward the 
college that rivals his own. 

This feeling of kinship is not limited to his own fraternity. 
To all Greeks he is a marked man. Petty jealousy remembered 
with a laugh and a handshake. The common sympathy of 'all 
Greeks' is proved in daily life, in travel, in every college re- 
view. It is sho\Vn in the act of the Alpha Tau Omega Society, 
which has invited men of any fraternity to describe their 
common experience. ' * 

** Freshmen well disciplined will forever through college 
realize the need of cohesion and control ; they will be most 
capable of guiding the future classes. A chapter is never as 
weak as its weakest member. The men support each other by 
his strongest quality. A qhapter can assimilate and develop 
men who are deficient in one point or another. A. C. Carlyle 
could be endured for the sake of his literary work. The non- 
grammar of Jones is coaxed out of him while he teaches the 
others to box. 

The influence of the chapter is not merely negative and 
repressive. There is a profound stimulus, a pressure forward. 
Every man encourages the next man's talent. The entire 
chapter will work and hope steadily for each member's success; 
whether he be a foot ball player, musician, chemist, or journal- 
ist. Every freshman is ordered to come out for something, be 
it Phi Beta Kappa, the hurdles, or the mandolin club." 

**College life is a climb. A freshman may find rocks, 
ravines and underbrush. He may waste steps alone. Frater- 
nity life is a blazed trail, leading him to one peak or to another. 


Men who preceded him have chosen their path, indicated 
their standard, provided help along the way. Moreover, a 
congenial number follows with him. Whatever destination 
they seek will be reached more surely, more pleasantly. The 
fraternity hastens evolutions, for good or for bad. It makes 
work and culture easier, or it can make dissipation and decay 
more rapid. An institution with such power should be nur- 
tured. Its capacity for good should be developed. The 
chapter house at college should be studied as well as Hull 
House of the slums. It is a permanent and efficient factor in 
college life, which cannot be supplied by the haphazard of the 
dormitory and lunch-counter.*' — Palm of Alpha Tau Omega. 

Upper Classmen 

Now paternalism in college halls has vanished . The prof es- 
sor*s little platform, 'six inches above contradiction,* can not be 
carried into laboratory or seminar. He sits, or rather stands, 
among his students, a mountain climber who has scaled cer- 
tain heights and beckons his fellow traveler on. For better, 
for worse, the fraternal conception has come, and come to stay. 

Who then shall look after the uncertain freshman who, two 
hundred and more, flock to our campus each September? If 
the paterfamilias has passed, if the old rules are buried in 
dusty boxes in the library, who shall look after the scores of 
boys who come to Brown each autumn from our country towns, 
with small horizons, unformed ideals, and conscience still in 
the gristle ? Who shall take in hand the new men who have 
always lived under the shadow of the university, and curiously 
imagine that to spend three hours a day in the classroom is 
really to go through college ? Nobody ! 

The plain fact is that part of the functions once exercised by 
the faculty (in the days when James Manning was *professsor 
of the languages and other branches of learning') are now 
exercised, or should be, by the upper classmen. The men who 
have lived two or three years under these venerable elms have 
the right to assume, not airs of superiority and lordship, but a 


real responsibility for the atmosphere, the tone, the traditions 
of our campus life. Six months after graduation, a student 
may be a member of the faculty or corporation, shaping the 
future of the university. Is he not entitled to do some shap- 
ing six months before the ribboned parchment ? 

College customs established by mass meeting may look queer 
to alumni. Whether they are wise or not will depend on 
whether they really work in the interest of order or of anarchy. 
If they are established in order to be violated, they will 
speedily be abolished. But if they mean simply willing recog- 
nition that those who have been for years on our campus have 
the right and duty to advise new comers, they mean the truth. 

Upper classmen can preserve ancient traditions when they 
are good, and hand them down to their academic posterity. 
Upper classmen can stiffen the spinal column of many a wob- 
bling freshman, and teach him the meaning of Kipling's 
*Mind you keep your rifle and yourself jus' so. * 

Many a senior or junior has taken an irresponsible new-comer 
as a roommate out of sheer brotherly kindness, and trained 
him till he could go alone. He has taken the boy who was 
tempted to think that a ten- cent magazine was literature and 
a ten-cent show is the drama, and made him feel that cheap 
and vulgar pabulum means a cheap and vulgar mind. Again 
and again some of our fatemities have steadied and coached 
their younger members and saved them from disaster, and a 
fraternity that does not habitually do this has no right to exist 
among us. An organization with no sense of responsibility is 
an organization for which the university declines to be re- 

Upper classmen can give to the narrow man, whose horizon 
has been the village street, a wider outlook and a larger sym- 
pathy. It has been happily said of Abram S. Hewitt that he 
had a 'national mind.' No eastern man can have this unless 
he has associated with western men. The man who has never 
(mentally) lived outside of New England is essentially provin- 
cial, and his judgment on national issues unsound. There is 
no more striking provincialism than that of men who have 
lived all their lives on Manhattan Island, and whose ideas of 


Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago are derived from the comic 

papers. The northern boy needs to meet the southerner — the 

son of the abolitionist needs to know the son of the Confederate 

general." — President Faunce of Brown University^ in 

Liber Brunensis. 

The Home Claim 

Many plans and anticipations for a more satisfying life, 
which fill the mind of the college girl, have a tendency to slip 
away, after graduation, and leave her peculiarly unguided 
and perplexed when she attempts to act upon them. To say 
this, is perhaps to state the experience of a great proportion of 
college girls, but especially of those who are under no necessity 
to earn their own living ; yet who none the less are desirous 
of putting their talents and trained faculties to worthy use. 
It is rather with the latter type that this article has to do. 

Such a period in a girl's life is one of transition and of inde- 
cision bordering upon unhappiness. As a rule she is thoroughly 
tired from the physical and mental strain of years of study. 
Things have been too many, and too much, and a kind of re- 
action has set in which she fails to realize because it takes no 
definite form. But she is indiflFerent and aimless and cannot 
well escape continued discontent, if a motive is not supplied 
which will stimulate endeavor. 

Just here, a girl needs time, not only for tired nerves, and 
brain, but to recover from a sort of mental indigestion, the 
almost certain result of the years of accumulation. She has 
been merely a reservoir, for the reception of knowledge from 
professors and books. But after allowing herself time for rest, 
readjustment to the new order of life, she cannot afford to 
lapse into discontent, for her own sake and more especially for 
her family's, who have been only kind and indulgent during 
her care-free college days. There is nothing sadder than to 
see a girl return from college, unhappy, dissatisfied and rest- 
less ; who is slow to renew old ties and to form new ones, and 
as a result magnifies the extent of a half imagined social isola- 
tion which her years of absence have created. It is perfectly 



true that college life is very absorbing and engrossing. It 
matters little whether the college is a good distance away, or 
within the pale of the home town ; when the assured protec- 
tion of college walls is once withdrawn, a girl is bound to find 
herself standing with more or less uncertainty and hesitancy 
upon the threshold of an untried world. 

Friends, pleasures and duties, all have a changed aspect, 
and she feels for a time as though she had little part in them. 
Perhaps her position is not unlike that of one who, having 
taken up a foreign residence for a long interval, returns, to 
find himself unsettled and disquieted. The larger life to which 
she has long looked forward, and for which she thought her- 
self prepared, seems not so easy after all ; she feels the need 
of a positive, tangible demand upon her powers, for they are 
too untrained to supply the initiative. 

**The modem woman,'* says a writer of social etliics, **finds 
herself educated to recognize a stress of social obligation, 
which her family did not in the least anticipate, when they 
sent her to college. She finds herself, in addition, under an 
impulse to act her part as a citizen of the world. She accepts 
her family inheritance with loyalty and affection, but she has 
entered into a wider inheritance as well, which, for lack of a 
better phrase, we call the social claim. This claim has been 
recognized for four years in her training, but after her return 
from college, the family claim is again exclusively asserted. The 
family has responded to the extent of granting the education, 
but they are jealous of the new claim and assert the family 
claim as over against it." The writer hastens to show us, 
that the family claim being definite, usually holds sway over 
the social demand, it being vague, and the girl though sub- 
mitting, feels wronged and either hides her hurt, and so 
splendid enthusiasm and ability are wasted, or her zeal and 
emotion are turned inward, and we have an unhappy woman 
whose heart is filled with vain regrets and desires. 

There is room here for wide differences of opinion and I 
hope some Thetas who read this will agree, that however 
urgent the social claim may be, it is the home claim first of 
all, that she should answer; and that a college woman with home 


and family, not impelled by necessity to enter the world's work, 
has been narrowed rather than benefitted by her advantages, 
if she sees in her home no opportunities worthy of her efiFort. 
If her eyes are set upon unrealities and dreamed-of **careers," 
believing that only in a career may her education express its 
value, her college experience has failed sadly in giving her 
that vision which is broad enough to clothe the affairs of every 
day with beauty. 

Such girls need the counsel, given by a good professor, to 
his graduate, who was disconsolate that broad fields were not 
opening to her after college days had ended. 

**If the great world now before you,** he said, **does not 
appreciate you, do not faint ; the greater home world is always 
open to you, where the finer art of character building will 
give you abundant opportunity for service to mankind. One 
can always probe into the philosophy of life. It is a never 
ending study.** This too, from a man whose work put him in 
most vital and sympathetic touch with the world*s great enter- 
prises. But he was possessed of so broad a view and outlook 
that he could see, within the home, opportunities as broad and 
useful as in a queen*s dominions. 

It is not, after all, the spheres in which we live or have our 
work that matters. The great thing is to feel the sanctity and 
beautj"^ of our destinj*^ ; to love life for its chances to love, to 
work and to play ; and to belong to humanity through the 
heart as well as the mind and the soul. Believing this, our 
college girl could never regret that her higher education was 
not being put into manifest expression. In whatever sur- 
roundings, it would become in her a central force, showing 
itself in a thousand forms, and making nothing small that she 
did, because of the spirit that breathed through the deed. 

— Kappa Alpha Theta. 


If I Should Go to Colleffe Again. 

This article is cx>pied from the "Caducous" of K 2. It is by E. B. Andrews, president 
of the University of Nebraska, and was originally published in "Success" for 
September. 19G3. 

No one wishes all youth to have precisely the same school 
preparation for life. Rome can be reached by any of the dif- 
ferent routes. Also, you may walk thither, ride horse-back, 
take a diligence, or go by train. When there, you will, likely 
enough, forget how you traveled. 

Suppose there were a very best college curriculum, a given 
quadrivium of collegiate study in detail, demonstrably better 
than any other, it were the height of folly to force all would-be 
bachelors to take precisely that course on pain of being refused 
the degree. If you know of a perfect regime it does not follow 
that you should force a man to pursue it, even if you can; for 
one forced to it will not be a perfect regime. In the choice 
of studies and in methods of mastering them amplest latitude 
and liberty should prevail. Let people who cannot or will not 
travel the best road, supposing there is a best, go by any road 
running toward the goal. 

Let not the goal itself be too narrow^ly defined. There are 
diversities of gifts with the same spirit. Power and culture are 
the great desiderata, — let men attain them how they may. 
Among the choicest specimens of intellectual manhood in our 
time have been several, including John Stuart Mill, Herbert 
Spencer and Edward von Hartmann, who never attended a 
college or university. 

Were I again entering college, the maintenance and solidifi- 
cation of health would be among my chief cares. Not that I 
should affect athletic eminence or train for trick performances; 
I should simply endeavor to put my heart and lungs, and my 
digestive and circulatory system, — the physical basis of mental 
life, — and also my locomotive powers, as permanently as pos- 
sible into a sound and usuable condition. 

Students can hardly be guilty of greater folly than that of 
making gymnastics their main business. College sport is good 
as a means to promote physical and mental health and enlarge 
life. It is like eating : we eat to live, we do not live to eat. 


The benefits of physical exercise by students are not con- 
fined to the conser\'^ation of their health and mental alertness 
for the time being. Those benefits are of incalculable reach 
and of the most varied value. Systematic exercise in college 
cures many grave and even congenital ailments. It relieves 
complaints which cannot be cured. It wards off many physical 
and mental ills to which persons of a sedentary life are espe- 
cially prone. It lengthens the active and the total years of men 
and women who are free from specific diseases. It lessens in 
violence, in frequency and in duration, such attacks of illness 
as befall quite strong people. It puts ease and cheer into hard 
work and good temper into all the relations of human beings. 
It tends to impart permanent strength, sanity and order to the 
mind, and to develop that firmness of will without which, par- 
ticularly in the great crises of life, the most gifted of mortals 
become the sport of fate. City youths are very apt to be ill- 
developed in their \dtal parts. Even if they romp and play 
much, which many of them will not do, thej- rarelj' engage in 
the strenuous exercises needed to steel the muscles of their 
hearts, lungs and diaphragms. For most farmers' sons and 
daughters this result is produced by hard work, making that 
work a blessing. 

Most city young people coming to college still have time to 
perfect their physical condition, but not one in a hundred of 
them will take the proper means to accomplish this unless 
prompted by a faculty rule or a student custom. Youth from 
the farm require to continue and to systematize bodily exercise; 
else baneful if not fatal weakness will occur in special parts, or 
a general breakdown, recover>^ proving impossible. I have 
known many cases of early death on the part of titans who came 
to college from rural homes. Being strong, they fancied that 
they could not but continue so. Sad illusion ! They had been 
accustomed to taxing exertion, and the sudden remission of 
this proved fatal. Regular drill in the g>^mnasium is, of course, 
precious. All students should utilize it, to be taught where they 
are weak and to obtain the idea of system in schooling the body. 
But outdoor exercise should be copiously indulged in, partly 
for fresh air, and partly for the invaluable zest of play. To 


perfect this zest of play, match games, duly regulated, are not 
only admissible, but also desirable. 

Many sports prevalent in colleges are of extraordinary intel- 
lectual value. Football excels in this. Good play proceeds 
much more from brain than from muscle. Tlie same is true of 
baseball and tennis. Nearly all earnest sport properly carried 
on also has immense moral value. It develops independence 
of action, a sense of individual responsibility, and, at the same 
time, fits for joint activities, co-operation and obedience to au- 
thority. It cultivates the will, particularly the power of instan- 
taneous decision. It trains the sense of fairness. It imparts 
moral poise, or ability to be fair when under provocation to take 
advantage or to be a partisan. 

Were I entering college again, I should at first, however 
warmly solicited, join no fraternity. At some institutions with 
which I am acquainted I should never join, and anywhere I 
should wait to know my ground. Fraternities do great good. 
As they exist at many a seat of learning they can hardly be 
criticised. I often use them with effect in holding their mem- 
bers to hard work and exemplary conduct. They are suscep- 
tible of indefinitely large service in this way, as in other ways. 
But at some centers their influence painfully promotes cliques, 
shibboleths and partisan temper. Where it is so I should 
utterly avoid them, preferring the risk of losing whatever good 
a fraternity might do me rather than that of falling into this 
anti-social spirit. American manhood needs toning up in indi- 
viduality of thought and action. In matters of opinions we go 
too much in droves. Instead of strengthening this tendency, 
college life should help annul it. 

Fraternity electioneers sometimes seek to dragoon their vic- 
tims into the Valley of Decision by crying : **Now or never. 
This is your last chance ; unless you join us at once you are 
hopelessly *left.' " This insults the man to whom it is said. 
It means that when you are better known you will not be 
wanted. It may be that men unite with fraternities who, 
should they wait, would wait in vain ; yet upper-classmen are 
taken into the best fraternities every year. I would not enter 
a fraternity under this or under anj' other pressure. However 


desirable to be in a fraternity, such membership is not abso- 
lutely necessary for college success. If you wish to join, pro- 
vided you are worthy and your initial college record is good, 
the way will open, even if you are not rushed in on the idea 
of your freshman October. 

How inestimable the privilege of three or four years* seques- 
tration from a youths' ordinary life for the express piupose of 
thought, study and silent meditation ! How golden the oppor- 
tunity, during such a term, of retiring from one's usual world 
and making it one man's main business to drill, enlarge and 
replenish one's mind ! The benefit possible from this modem 
substitute for monasticism is absolutely incalculable. No one 
can overestimate its importance ; none can even surmise this 
save such as have themselves enjoyed the pri\*ilege. Such a 
novitiate proves its worth in proportion as its central purpose 
is building the man, — general culture, not bread-and-butter 
proficiency. Soul, and not pelf, the life which is more than 
meat, — that is the true college goal. In spirit, even where not 
in matter, there is the utmost difference between liberal and 
technical study. Technical study primarily regards the object 
of knowledge — the mastery of certain utilitarian facts, pro- 
cesses and methods — while liberal learning contemplates, first, 
last and always, the subject of knowledge, having for its end 
the choice, rational development of a human spirit. 

**You hear on every hand," says Emerson, — I edit the pas- 
sage a little, — * *the maxims of a low prudence. You hear that 
the first duty is to get land and money, place and name. 
* What is this truth you seek ? What is this beauty ? ' men 
will ask with derision. ... Be bold, be firm, be true. When 
you shall say, *As others do, so will I. I renounce, I am sorry 
for it, my early visions ; I must eat the good of the land, and 
let character-making go until a more convenient season,' — 
then dies the man in you ; then once more perish the buds of 
nobility, piety and truth, as they have died already in a thou- 
sand thousand men. The hour of that choice is the crisis of 
your history. . . . Bend to the persuasion which is flowing 
to you from every highest prompting of human nature to be 
its tongue to the heart of man and to show the besotted world 
how passing fair is wisdom." 


Yet Emerson argued ill touching the sufficing availability of 
translations. Not every good product of foreign pens has been 
Englished. To become acquainted with the most recent best 
things written abroad one must read originals. It is also true 
that no translation ever made or ever possible can carry with it 
across the chasm separating tongue from tongue the entire 
meaning of the delicate shades of meaning,or the rich stylistic 
aroma of true literary work. Take up a language not venacu- 
lar with the determination never to disuse it. To retain a 
foreign language, and to grow perfect in it, is easy. Read in 
it a few lines daily. Until the new tongue is quite familiar, 
choose for exercises in it matter well known to you in English. 
Thomas B. Macauley learned several foreign languages by 
reading the New Testament in them, and every one trying it 
will find that a profitable stratagem. 

Be it in English, or be it in foreign speech, I should, while 
at college, apply my utmost energy to the formation of a life- 
bent for good reading. Never can this invaluable habit be 
formed more easily than in college. Indeed, if not fixed then, 
it probably never will be. Not only may the habit of reading 
be acquired in college ; by industry and the saving of time 
rich fruits of it may be reaped there, permanently furnishing 
you with mental treasure far outvaluing all material wealth. 

I should differ from most in reading more books and less 
periodical literature. A bad habit has arisen in this matter. 
The great ability, along with the timeliness of many magazine 
pieces now, has had the unfortunate effect of turning readers 
from board to paper covers. A new book we ignore because 
"The Critic*' or **The Athenaeum*' has reviewed it. But the 
best possible review of a book is no substitute for the book. 
As well dine upon the odors from a hotel kitchen. Read all the 
reviews that appeared upon Lecky's ** History of England in 
the Eighteenth Century, ' * and then take time to go through the 
work itself. You will find it a new world full of new wonders. 

Equally great is the error men make in reading so few old 
books. A few years ago I found, by questioning, that only one 
out of a hundred and ten college seniors in a class of mine knew 
anything about Milton's prose works. Many who consider 


themselves fairly well read have never touched Bacon's 
** Essays** or the ** Pilgrim's Progress.*' Such as do read 
many books, — among them, too, books which came out before 
the Spanish- American War, — often mistakenly avoid the most 
precious books because they are bulky. To master Mason's 
*%ife of Milton" or Spedding's *%ife of a Bacon'* is a liberal 
education. It is at once a wonder and a misfortune that so few 
essays are read now. The rage is for poetry instead. In col- 
leges a hundred lectures are given on poetry to one on prose 
belles lettres. So far as I can observe, the noble essays of 
Hume, Macauley and Montaigne are nearly forgotten. Inter- 
est in this class of literature should be revived. 

To write the English language well and to speak it with 
reasonable ;fluency in conversation and in public addresses 
without manuscript, would be another of my fixed purposes 
were I going to college again. The bad quality of the written 
work done by fresh college graduates is notorious. Not to 
mention commencement orations and theses, usually the most 
arid and awkward compositions imaginable, young doctors of 
philosophy, brilliant specialists in their lines, too frequently 
compose altogether ill. Wry grammar and a shocking choice 
of words are not their worst faults. The higher traits of 
rhetoric suffer most at their hands. The report, article, essay, 
treatise, or whatever the writing is, lacks unity, continuity 
and progress. The discussion begins with points which ought 
to come later. Arguments, if any, are not arrayed, but 
jumbled. The author says what he does not mean, often con- 
tradicts himself, and not seldom ends without giving the reader 
any clear idea whatever of the view which he really desires to 
set forth. These are the results of general mental confusion. 
The department of rhetoric is never wholly and hardly ever 
mainly responsible for them. The trouble is that the writer's 
whole mental training was defective. 

One of the very best aids to mental clearness, as to general 
mental maturity and mastery, is a habit of public speech, par- 
ticularly in debate. The effort to think on one's feet and to 
express one's thoughts in an orderly manner so, if it is only 
entered upon with care and with studiously preparation for each 


occasion is among the most efficient forms of mental discipline 
ever tried. I should, while meaning to be thorough in all 
things, pay less attention to the finesse of thoroughness in 
branches where I wished merely general information, laying 
greater stress upon the branches that interested me ; — practic- 
ing, in a word, specialization within and among the studies I 
elected. I should endeavor to become a facile emploj'er of my 
own mind, thinking out things for myself, seeing through 
things, and not allowing myself to be dogmatized to by any 
professor or by any one else. A cardinal fault of students in 
college is their readiness to take up without question what is 
told them in books and by teachers. 

A collegian should see, feel and act upon the diflPerence be- 
tween mental mastery and mental recipiency. He should find 
out that his mind is of a piece with that of his instructor, and 
with that of the men who made the text-books he uses. You 
are meant for thinking power as truly as they, and need not 
ask any one's pardon for having ideas of your own. Who is 
this distinguished author or professor of yours but simply a 
helper to the growth of thought in you as valuable and original 
as any which he possesses? Other men have taken God*s 
thoughts immediately from him ; why not you ? The Eternal 
Spirit may mean you for a prophet, poet or scientist. Rarely 
is there a youth who is not at some point original ; but too 
many who are so slow of heart that they never discover, or 
discover too late, how close glory is to their dust. 

A pupil with proper mental self-respect, making due use of 
his chances, comes to know matters, actually to know them, 
not to guess at them, and not to have been told them or to 
have read them from books, — very possible to know a few 
matters better than any one else on earth. I should strive for 
masterful mentality of this sort, real education versus bookish- 
ness and pedanty, and a rich mental life all my own, against 
isolated items of information and unassimilated attainments. 

I should also make earnest and incessant effort at consecu- 
tive thinking, mentally pigeonholing each item of information 
where it belongs, not spinning thoughts merely but weaving 
them. Strong, earnest, orderly thinking will never be attained 


without special toil for it, long followed up. The mere habit 
of sharp observation, so useful and important, will not bring 
it, but has a contrary tendency. So it is with analysis. Col- 
lege teaching is over-much given, relatively to observation and 
analysis, and aids students all too little in the thinking of 
wholes, the composition of thought-webs, generalization and 
mental world-making. The graduate is thus too often keen 
and polished, but choppy-minded ; his ideas having, like the 
flitting pictures of a kinetoscope, temporal but no logical order; 
able, like a rhinoceros, to see clearly what is straight before 
him, but also, like a rhinoceros, having no swivel attachment 
to his eye. As society congests and specialty of functions is 
forced upon a greater and greater number, real education must 
more and more insist upon and consist in breadth of mental 

The most dangerous microbe in any community is the mere 
specialist, the brilliant narrow man, — always cocksure, always 
opinionated, and never wise save in his own conceit. Many 
bright youths now graduating from American colleges are 
morbidly narrow. A young fellow who has had no opportunity 
to acquire intellectual atmosphere or horizon is introduced to 
some limited range of learning, — Greek, German, zoology, 
physics, — and then encouraged to go on electing studies in 
that petite specialty till he has credits enough for a bachelor- 
ship. This is a grave evil, however numerous or distinguished 
the institutions so practicing. All pupils should be prompted 
by every available means to secure the largest possible views of 
the mental world. The mental world is wide in its range and 
scope, broad in its bearing and culture, and is filled with the 
many conditions on which progress is based. Its importance 
is too widely overlooked, its necessity is sadly dwarfed in an 
effort to maintain a so-called dignified standard along certain 
lines. Your fine young man might still at last become a 
specialist in Greek, German, zoology or physics, but he would 
be a saner and more promising specialist than many whom we 
have known. 


Household Science as a 

The vast majority of people when they hear domestic science 
or household science mentioned have vague visions of cooking 
and sewing and little else. Indeed a prominent college presi- 
dent has said that domestic science has no place in a college 
curriculum. Practical, yes, but such things as these should 
be learned at home. That the subject is of enough importance 
to occupy a place in college or university curriculum is quite 
beyond their conception. 

To put household science in its proper setting we will sug- 
gest a few correlated subjects brought into its study. House- 
hold science is the application of scientific principles to matters 
pertaining to the home and its occupants. Now, scientific 
principles are the same whether they are applied to the steam 
engine or the ventilation of the house. A course in house- 
hold science requires the application of more laws and princi- 
ples than any other one course. A girl can apply her know- 
ledge of chemistry as well to the study of bread as to the 
analysis of a stone. The importance of chemical changes in 
digestion are better understood if studied in connection with 
food than if studied in the old way. The chemistry of every 
day life is a subject in itself. From physics we learn that hot 
air rises and plan our heating system accordingly. Our mental , 
moral, spiritual and physical well being are dependent upon 
the knowledge of the man who plans the ventilating system in 
our public buildings and homes. Too often there is no system. 
Ph3rsics plays a most important part in cooking processes. 
Our cooking is accomplished by radiant or conducted heat. 
To preserve the health of ourselves and those dependent upon 
us we must have some knowledge of bacteriology and its ap- 
plication. Bacteria play havoc with food, milk and water. 
Canning is a sterilizating process and preserving food by other 
means is based upon the laws governing the habits of these 
"jarms'' as Bridget calls them. Botany, zoology and geology 
each plays an important part as does physiology of course. 

We must not forget the social and rational sciences. Psy- 
chology tells us that the mind and indirectly the health is 
influenced by our siuroundings. So art, the study of color and 


design aids in scientific home making. This principle is being 
applied to the ctire of the insane. Sociology takes the home 
as the social unit. If we wonld better society we mnst elevate 
the home. What the home is, that will the state become. 
The vexed ''domestic problem'* is a serious socialogical ques- 
tion. The * 'Consumer's League" is but an outgrowth of the 
desire to better the condition of the working people in their 
relation to the home. 

The home is not a material thing, but is made by bringing 
into harmony all these various principles and adding a touch 
not describable, the ethical, we may call it. Surely it is not 
necessary to enumerate further the \^arious fields into which 
the study of household science leads ns. 

For general education and cultivation no course can be more 
comprehensive. For a woman who expects to make it her 
profession it is ideal. Anyone undertaking the work profes- 
sionally should be broad minded, thoroughly practical, of a 
scientific spirit and naturally an organizer. The science is in 
its infancy and many a good teacher thoroughly trained and 
conscientious, has failed because she could not organize her 
work. To the thoroughly trained woman with these qualities 
there is no field open so promising as household science. 

Not long since a student took up the course because an 

** agency" had told her people wotdd hire anybody to teach 

household science. Another unfortunate girl who had failed 

in all her other trials decided that at least she could teach 

household science. This may have been the case a few years 

ago when the workers were few; but now the best are chosen 

and this will be true more and more as the work becomes 

better organized and there are more trained teachers. The 

better foundation one has the better will be the position oflFered 

her. Already the college trained woman who takes special 

work in household science is in demand. There are no short 

cuts. A good four years' course with more science than the 

average woman takes lays a solid foundation. Practical exper- 

ience in the home adds much to her efficiency just as practical 

shop work helps the mechanical engineer or field work the 
ci vil engineer. . Now is the time for specialization. If you 


can not take time for a four years* university course first, take 
a four-year course at some university where household science 
is oflPered and take your major work in* that subject. 

Household science courses are given in four classes of insti- 
tutions of learning: Technical institutes, normal schools, 
colleges and universities, each having distinctive features. 
The best institutes, as Pratt of Brooklyn, Drexel of Philadel- 
phia, and Lewis of Chicago, attach great importance to the 
technical side. The time is largely given to practical work 
and at least a high school preparation is required. The course 
is two years. Of the normal schools we will mention the 
Pramingham Normal of South Pramingham, Mass., and the 
Teachers' College of Columbia University. The nature of 
normal work is well understood and we need only say that 
there the teaching side is emphasized. The colleges, particu- 
larly agricultural and women's colleges, take up the work for 
educational purposes as a preparation for life and living, 
though some offer so-called * 'teacher's courses." The agri- 
cultural colleges were pioneers in adding this course in their 
curriculum and some that we might mention are Iowa, Kansas, 
Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio. The Women's colleges offer- 
ing courses are all of the smaller sort, as Lake Erie College at 
Painesville, Ohio, Downer at Milwaukee and Rockford in 
Illinois. Courses are being put into such universities as 
Illinois, Chicago, Leland Stanford and Wisconsin. When 
you consider the scope of the course you can see that the uni- 
versity has a decided advantage over college or technical 
schools. The colleges of a university offer correlated courses 
under the best instructors, such as are not possible in more 
restricted schools. The student gains a broad outlook as well 
as technical training. 

There are numerous fields open to the woman trained in 
household science. First the demand is great for women 
ready to fill positions in the higher institutions, not to men- 
tion the manual training high schools. Courses are also being 
put into our public schools of many cities and towns. Besides 
these there are the settlements, clubs, and Y.W. C. A. associa- 
tions where especially the practical work of household science is 


taught. There is a large field, too, for the woman who pre- 
fers lecture work or she may make a combination of lecture 
work and one of the other lines. As a matter of fact the pub- 
lic is so eager to know more of this subject that every worker 
is called upon to do more or less lecturing. 

An article is hardly complete without mentioning the possi- 
bility of keeping in touch with the work by attending summer 
schools. First is the one at Middletown, Conn., under the 
direction of Professor Atwater of Wesley an University. This 
is for advanced students desirous of investigating under the 
direction of leaders in this line. Then there are schools at 
Chautauqua, N. Y., Lewis Institute and Chicago University. 

For four summers the leading educators and investigators 
interested in household science have met at Lake Placid, in 
the Adirondacs, and their reports give a good idea of what is 
being done along these lines. — Arrow §f Pi Beta Phi. 

Another interesting experiment which the University 
(Chicago) is now considering is that of building chapter houses 
for the various fraternities. There are at present twelve un- 
dergraduate fraternities at the University — ^Alpha, Delta Phi, 
Beta Theta Pi, Chi Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, 
Delta Upsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa 
Psi, Psi Upsilon, Sigma Chi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. All 
of these occupy rented houses except Phi Kappa Psi, which 
owns its propert>\ The University has experienced the dif- 
ficulty which attends all city universities, where many students 
live at home. It has been hard to get large numbers of 
students together easily and to infuse the proper degree of col- 
lege spirit into them. At the same time it is only fair to say 
that the 'Chicago spirit' has developed in a surprising manner. 
Beginning with October next, there will be opened a group of 
magnificent buildings to be devoted especially to student life. 
These consist of a commons, or large dining hall, where four 
htmdred may be seated at the table at once ; the University 
Tower, about which it is expected many traditions will form ; 
a Student Club House, modeled somewhat after Houston Hall 


of the University of Pennsylvania ; and an Assembly Hall, in 
which will be every facility for the holding of meetings of 
various kinds. Across the street from this group of buildings 
the University owns a strip of land, and it has suggested to 
the fraternities the possibility of erecting chapter houses here, 
thus bringing the two hundred and fifty-odd fraternity men 
into the immediate vicinity of the buildings which are designed 
as the center of student life — a location even more strategic 
because the new gymnasium and the athletic field are on the 
opposite comer. The proposition of the University raises 
some very interesting points regarding the relationship between 
the authorities of the institution and the college fraternities. 
It is not at all surprising that when a delegation of represen- 
tatives of the various fraternities met to consider it, over one 
hundred questions were asked by difPerent ones. These ques- 
tions involved so many phases that it has been decided to have 
a commission appointed, consisting of two representatives of 
each fraternity, an alumnus, and an under-graduate, together 
with a small group from the faculty, representing the Univer- 
sity. This commission is to hold regular meetings and is to 
try to work out a solution which may be best for both parties. 
Fraternity men everjrwhere will watch the action of this com- 
mission with great interest." — Beta Theta Pi. 

A Chapter Log 

About a year ago California Beta noticed an article in the 
Arrow describing a log which was being kept by one of the 
eastern chapters. The idea appealed to us. We discussed it 
in chapter meeting and decided to have one ourselves. The 
committee appointed secured a large, heavily-bound register. 
We rechristened it **log." In it we chronicle all our social 
doings, from cookie-shines to formal receptions. The log is 
made as attractive to look at as possible by means of headings 
in water color, or in pen and ink. 

Our guests are requested to write their names on the various 
occasions and such other information about themselves, poetry 


preferred, as the clever or mischievous mind can conceive of 

As a result we have a very interesting book, and one to 
which, as the months and terms slip away, we enjoy turning 
for a record of past pleasures. — Arrow of Pi *Beta Phi. 

The first Greek fraternity of colored students in the United 
States has been organized at Indiana University. The name 
of Alpha Kappa Mu has been adopted. The total membership 
is ten, which includes all the colored people attending the 
University. A constitution was adopted and chapters will be 
established in all the leading negro colleges. It is expected 
to make Wilberforce, Ohio, the second chapter. A badge is 
now being designed. — Chicago Paper. 






The Woman*5 CoUetfe of Baltimore 


(mrs. omar b. pancoast) 

1500 Madison Avbnub, Baz,timorb. 

DESIREE BRAl^H, Business Managbr, 
Elucott City, Md. 

Bntcred as feccmd-claM matter in the Baltimore Foitoffice 




The Jubilee of Wisconsin University, - - Omega, 187 

College Settlement Work in New York City, - Rbo, 190 

The College Girl at Home, Cbi, 191 

Which? Sigma, 193 

One of Our Aims, ..-.---- Eta, 194 

Privileges and Opportunities of Our Alumnae, - Rho, 196 

A National Emblem, Alpha, 198 

Be Cheerful, Lambda, 198 

When We Part in June, Eta, 199 

Loyalty, Theta, 201 

The Inter-Sorority Conference, .... 201 

The Board of District Editors, - - - - 204 

The Delta Gamma Song Book, .... 206 

Delta Gamma Days at the World's Fair, - - 207 

Council Comer, " - - 208 

Editorials, 212 

Chapter Grand, 214 

Chapter Correspondence, 221 

Personals, - - - -- -- - - 243 

Corrections for Directory Supplement, - - 244 


Editor 'in- Chief 

Joe Anna Ross Pancoast 1500 Madison Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

(Mrs. Omar B. Pancoast.) 

'Business Managers 

Desiree Branch EUicott City, Md. 

Marguerite Lake 2210 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

District Editors. 

Los Angeles District Alomnse — Los Angeles, Cal... .Muriel A. Beamer, 

130 W. Twenty-first Street. 

Omaha District Alumnae, Omaha, Neb., M. Edith Dumont, 

3642 Lafayette Avenue. 

Madison District Alumnse — Madison, Wis Katharine Sanborn 

210Langdon St. 

Akron District Alumnse -Akron, O Mrs. Grace Bell Olin, 

421 Spicer Street. 

Syracuse District Alumnse— Sjnracuse, N. Y Fannie Morgan, 

353 Wescott Street. 

Associate Editors 

Alpha— Mt. Union College, Alliance, O Clara B. Milhon, 

105 College Street, Alliance, O. 

Beta — Washington State University, Seattle, Wash., Man' McDonnell, 

4044 Tenth Avenue, N. E., 

University Station, Seattle, Wash. 

Zeta— Albion College, Albion, Mich Fanny M. Tuthill, 

1002 E. Porter Street, Albion, Mich. 

Eta — Buchtel College, Akron, O Lucretia Remington, 

328 Kling Street, Akron, O. 

Theta- University of Indiana, Bloomington Rosette M. Clark, 

414 N. Lincoln Street, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa— University of Nebraska, Lincoln Celia E. Harris, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Harriet Van Bergen, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi— University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Elizabeth Prall, 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Rho.— Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y Louise Johnson, 

209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma— Northwestern University, Evanston, HI Mary Ra3anond, 

408 Greenwood Boulevard, Evanston, HI. 

Tau — University of Iowa, Iowa City Edith Burge. 

Upsilon— Leland Stanford University, Cal Julia S. Boynton, 

1925 Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Cal, 

Phi— University of Colorado, Boulder Sarah Elwell, 

University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Chi— Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y Sel via Alice Goskill, 

Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi— The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md Anna Rugler Hay, 

Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega— The University of Wisconsin, Madison Helen Whitney, 

18 E. Gorham Street, Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnse — Lincoln, Neb Helen B. Welch, 

1436 S. Twentieth Street. 

Lambda Nu Alumnse -Minneapolis, Minn Alice McClelland, 

2550 Chicago Avenue. 

Chi Upsilon Alumnse New York City Gertrude W. Phisterer, 

135 Hamilton Place. 

Chi Sigma Alumnse—Chicago, 111 - Grace E. Telling, 

840 N. Park Avenue. 

Psi Omicron Alumnae Ass* n— Baltimore, Md Mabel Reese, 

1435 Bolton Street. 

Omega Alpha Alumnse Ass*n Omaha, Neb Edith J. Hoagland, 

1330 S. 32nd Street 


Grand Council 

President Blanche Garten, 1213 H St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Vice-President..- Grace R. Gibbs, Baptist University, Raleigh, N. C. 

Secretary Gratia Countryman, 

Public Library, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Treasurer Genevieve Ledyard Derby, 182 North Avenue, 

Battle Creek, Mich. 

Fifth Member Joe Anna Ross Pancoast, iMrs. Omar B. Pancoast, ) 

1500 Madison Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Song Vook Committee, 
Chairman Elsie McCreary, 17 Valentine Place, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Directory Supplement Committee, 
Chairman Alice M. Cole, 1707 Gough Street, San Prandsco, Cal. 

Corresponding Secretaries 

Alpha — Mt. Union College, Alliance, O Jessie F. Werner, 

105 College Street, Alliance, O. 

Beta — Washington State University, Seattle Bessie Annis, 

University Station, Seattle, Wash. 

Zeta — Albion Collie, Albion, Mich Vera S. Reynolds, 

617 E. Perry Street, Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Buchtel College, Akron, O Hazel I. Clark, 

252 Carroll Street, Akron, O. 

Theta — University of Indiana, Bloomington Fannie Lawson, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — ^University of Nebraska, Lincoln Luella Lansing, 

1626 F Street, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — University of Minnesota, Minn Lilian Mae Smith, 

209 S. Twelfth Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Esther Truedley, 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Rho — Syracuse University, S}rracuse, N. Y Gail Selmser, 

209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Northwestern University, Evanston, 111 Elsie Williams, 

Willard Hall, Evanston, 111. 

Tau — University of Iowa, Iowa City Laura Walker, 

120 E. Jefferson Street, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Leland Stanford University, Cal Harriet Severance, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — ^University of Colorado, Boulder Velina Newman, 

Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi — Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y Jessie G. Sibley, 

Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — ^The Woman's Collie, Baltimore, Md Margaret Morriss, 

1904 Mt Royal Terrace, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega — University of Wisconsin, Madison Caroline Bull, 

151 Gilman Street, Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnse— Lincoln, Nebraska Marie Weesner, 

910 South Fourteenth Street. 

Lambda Nu Alumnse— Minneapolis, Minn Leonora Mann, 

728 Fourth Street, S. E. 

Chi Upsilon Alumnae — New York City Ella Capron, 

Richmond, L. I. 

Psi Omicron Alumnse Ass*n Baltimore, Md Louise West, 

The Montreal, Baltimore, Md. 

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The Jubilee ot the University of Wisconsin. 

The University of Wisconsin has just celebrated its Jubilee — 
the fiftieth anniversary of the graduation of its first class. 
For many months before the event, several committees of 
faculty and townspeople devoted themselves energetically to 
the preparations for this celebration, and the results were such 
as to exbeed the expectations of the most sanguine workers, 
and to justify fully the time and money exi)ended. 

In the first place the clerk of the weather co-operated with 
the committees with a heartiness unusual on such occasions. 
Of the five days of the Jubilee the first three were partially 
cloudy, but the anxiety caused by fear of rain was more than 
compensated by the coolness which made the long indoor 
ceremonies far less tiring than they would otherwise have 
been. Moreover, the rain did not actually come, and the skies 


cleared perfectly for the last two days of the festivities, so that 
the visitors had a chance to see Madison in its greatest beauty, 
with the fresh green of the belated spring foliage and the 
brilliant blue of the lakes which lie on each side of the town. 

The Jubilee began with the Baccalaureate address written 
for the occasion by Dr. John Bascom of Williams College, 
former president of the University of Wisconsin, and read in 
his enforced absence by an old friend of his. 

Monday was largely devoted to the seniors and the graduates 
of the University. Class Day exercises were held in the 
morning, in the afternoon came the business meeting of the 
Alumni Association, and in the evening their annual banquet. 
Meantime, during the afternoon, the invited guests of the 
University, were formally welcomed at a reception given by 
the president. The banquet of the Alumni was followed at 
about half past nine by a figure march and maypole dance 
given by the girls of the University on the upper campus, the 
long slope that stretches from old University Hall on the hill 
top, to the street below. University Hall, from its foundation 
stones to the top of the dome that crowns it, was outlined in 
full with hundreds of electric lights, and the dome of the 
capitol at the other end of the street was decorated in the same 
way. From tree to tree on each side of the campus hung 
festoons of lights and the effect was wonderfully beautiful as 
the girls in their light gowns and hats went through their 
manoeuvers in this space lighted from three sides by these 
many lights. Their performance was followed by a torch-light 
procession on the part of the men students. The street, as 
they started on their march, seemed filled with a stream of fire, 
and the red and white capes that the men wore caught and 
reflected the glow of the torches in a way most quaint and 
striking. A bonfire, heretofore unequalled for magnificence, 
brought the day to a close in a blaze of glory. 

The mornings of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, were 
taken up with exercises and ceremonies indoors. On Tuesday 
came the formal inauguration of the new president, Charles R. 
Van Hise. His inspiring inaugural address was preceded by 
addresses by the governor of the State, and by other men 
prominent in public life and in educational circles. 


On Wednesday occurred the Jubilee ceremonies. Messages 
of congratulation were presented by the representatives of 
other institutions of learning, and several addresses were given 
by these representatives. 

On Thursday, commencement exercises were held, and in 
addition to the degrees conferred upon the graduating class and 
the higher degrees granted within the University, the honorary 
degree of I^I^. D. was conferred upon 38 men and upon one 
woman. Miss Jane Addams of Hull House, Chicago. The 
ceremony, as the president read in brief but striking form the 
qualifications of each candidate, while the marshalls invested 
each with the hood with its rich purple border and cardinal 
lining, was very impressive. The afternoons and evenings of 
these three days were given up to luncheons, dinners, and 
drives about Madison and its vicinity, for both the guests and 
the alumni of the University, while Wednesday afternoon was 
devoted to class reunions by the latter. Sororities and 
fraternities held banquets and luncheons and reunions of 
various sorts at various times. Omega chapter of Delta 
Gamma held its banquet on the preceding Saturday night, with 
a large number of almnnae present. The sorority colors on 
this occasion gave way to the University cardinal and the 
tables were gay with brilliant red tulips and carnations. 

Of all the out-door features of the Jubilee none were more 
interesting than the water fete on Tuesday evening. As if 
purposely to enhance the brillancy of the eflFect, just after sun- 
set the sky became over cast with dense clouds, beneath which 
on the horizon a streak of vivid red, almost cardinal, glowed 
for a time, and faded away on the approach of the fleet of 
boats blazing with cardinal lights which bore down upon the 
shore from some mysterious region far away, and engaged in 
mimic battle, with hundreds of Roman candles, while fiery 
wheels spun about on the water and rockets flashed and 
showered down sparks from the sky above, and an electric 
fountain played in the midst of the water, in tints of red and 

Prom the point of view of the alumnus of course, not the 
least important part of the Jubilee was the coming together of 
the graduates and former students of the University. Between 




six and seven hundred sat down to the alumni dinner Monday 
night. Men and women were present who had not returned 
to their Akna Mater since graduating ten, fifteen or twenty 
years ago perhaps. The enthusiastic greetings of friends long 
separated and the many laughable cases of mistaken identity 
added not a little to the general hilarity of the occasion, while 
old stories and old jokes were revived, old days lived over again 
and old friendships strengthened or renewed. 

By all who participated in it, the Jubilee week will be long 
remembered as one filled to the utmost with pleasure and 

Katharim Allen ^ Omega ^ '98. 

CoUetfe Settlement Work in New York City. 

Through the summer, in most large cities, work in university 
settlements is open to college girls, who substitute for winter 
workers. They can not, of course, take the places of the 
skilled nurses and experienced teachers, but yet find plenty to 
do, particularly among the children. 

Within the last week, I have had opportunity to visit a New 
York, east side quarter, in company with a Wellesley girl who 
for two years has directed one of the boy's clubs. On the way, 
she explained that there is a very extensive system of clubs, 
employed by the dozen different college settlements of that 
city as the principal means of attracting the bo3rs. Each of 
them consists of four or five members and a director. They 
come together twice a week, when, after a short business, 
usually spent in selecting new colors or yells, but conducted 
with a certain parliamentary severity, they work for an hour at 
basket making, or chair caning. 

Among the girls, there are elates in such subjects as are 
taught in grammar schools, as well as cooking and sewing. A 
good deal of time is devoted by them to music, reading and 
planning little entertainments. The older men and women 
demand the attention of the most versatile workers, for in 
many cases, it is extremely difficult to interest or teach them. 
During the winter the Columbia University Bxtension system 


offered lectures for their benefit. With all ages, the first 
principle of college settlement work is that it must be personal 
with not the least element of condescension. 

By the time Miss ^had finished telling me this, we 

had reached the worst part of the dty. There, the settle* 
ment was situated. Its equipment was a park in which were 
swings and sand boxes, a swimming pool, a small cinder track 
and two buildings. Although their exteriors were not pre- 
possessing the rooms inside were very attractively furnished as 
the home of the workers, reading, music and club rooms and 
parlors for the public. Upstairs, there was in session a kinder- 
garten class that sang about "the great tall clock,'' with a 
comical mixture of Hebrew, Italian and German accents. 

Although as a summer occupation this is not an easy nor a 
lucrative form of work, yet as a means of broadening life, it 
accomplishes its aim, " Mutual Knowledge." 

/. Louise Johnson, Rho., '07, 

The CoUetfe Girl At Home. 

What I am going to say has, i)erhaps, more of a bearing 
upon the girl after she has graduated than upon her while in 
college. Still, every one can find a moral in everything if one 
but wishes to. Consequently if the undergraduate gains a 
bit from the thoughts directed towards the graduates, who will 
be sorry? 

There are two classes of people with which our college girl 
is sure to come into contact. 

(l) The people who look up to a college education as some- 
thing fitting a person for anything under the sun ; (2) the 
people who critically regard college graduates with a *' I<et us 
see what all this learning has done and whether it accomplishes 
anything worth while " manner. 

Prom the first class comes demands for her to do everything. 
Our college girl finds herself expected to take charge of a 
girls' club, to lead the missionary work in her church, to 
superintend elaborate social functions, to be toastmistress at 
banquets, to give extemporaneous toasts which saveur of 


eloquence and wit. She is made president of the tennis club 
or general athletic club because she has been to college and 
must know all about athletics. She is expected to be up in 
current events, able to lead a prayer-meeting, teach a Bible 
class, take charge of literary clubs, organize settlement work, 
and I know not what else. In vain she protests she knows 
nothing of girls clubs, or missionary work, that in college she 
didn't do much in athletics — that she couldn't take the leader- 
ship in a literary club — altho' she is greatly interested in these 
things, she simply couldn't go ahead and taj^e charge of them. 
But her well-meaning and admiring friends will accept no 
excuses — **she is over-modest, that is all." 

The second class are as omnipresent with their demands as 
the first. But here our college fledgling finds a different spirit. 
She feels that everything she is asked to do is asked to test her. 
Sometimes this provokes her and she flatly refuses. Sometimes 
she feels she must do it tho' it kills her, she must do it because 
these people half think she can't. 

With so many demands upon her time, is she in danger of 
forgetting the home obligations and privileges? Many persons 
say college makes a girl dissatisfied with her home. The home 
has its demands just as surely as the outside world. Our girl 
comes home from college to find her mother has been longing 
for this time and the companionship it would bring, that 
already she is regarded as her mother's ** right-hand man." 
Her father expects something marvelous from this budget of 
learning. He asks her advice on certain matters and is proud 
of what she can — in his mind — do. Her brothers and sisters 
look up to their college-bred sister as one who knows every- 
thing and can do anything from building a boat to solving the 
algebra problems which their teachers stumble over. 

What has all our college life and training accomplished if 
not to help us live better, more in accord with the demands 
society puts upon us? The home is the unit of society, begin 
at home then. Strive for your ideal in the home first and 
then for the ideal outside. Show the fallacy in the old idea 
that college unfits a girl for the homely duties of everyday life. 
Can you find a better way to uphold your Alma Mater ? 

My final word is for the girls still in college. Fit yourselves 


for doing nsponsible things. You will surely be called upon to 
lead and do things — see that you are not found wanting. 

». Ednah Doubleday, Chi, 1903. 


I have two friends — more, I hope — ^but two particular 
friends. One is a happy-go-lucky sort of person, a trial to 
her mother in countless ways, and not seldom a source of 
sorrow to herself. When she goes to Chicago, she usually 
manages to bump into some inoffensive and unsuspecting 
mortal, and once when travelling in a country where none of 
the family knew the language, she took the opportunity to lose 
a shoe. It was not long before she realized that although a 
trifle in itself, the loss was great because of the superiority of 
this American article to that of other countries. Doubtless 
she would resent being compared to a certain man who went 
to the theatre, and being decidedly bored, threw a cabbage at 
the actors: whereupon one of them stepped forward and 
said — * * Someone in the audience seems to have lost his head. * * 
But certain it is that her brother calls her careless and there 
might be some who would agree with him if they lived in the 
same house, 

One day she was invited to a beach party, but it turned out 
to be rather too stormy and cold a day for a supper al fnsco, so 
it was changed to an in-door picnic. She was to bring the 
coffee and necessary accompaniments. A little before the time 
for starting, the wife of the president of the University came 
to call ; and a few minutes later her father telephoned that he 
wanted the horse brought after him. As it was a holiday, the 
coachman was away and the * * party ' * was to be near the house 
where her father then was, so she thought it a good plan to 
accomplish both missions at once. Mrs. President drove with 
her. Now it so happened that the undertaking was a bit too 
extensive for one person to manage, and the cream which had 
been carefully placed on the seat of the trap quietly tipi)ed 
over, so that when the destination was reached, her heart sank 
down to her boot-heel when she glanced at the almost brand 
new gown of Mrs. President. But this lady showed a most 


sympathetic spirit, and all might have been safely mopped up 
had not her father just then api)eared. Grasping the coffee- 
pot firmly in her right hand, she slipped out on the farther 
side and as she silently stole away, she thought she dis- 
tinguished in a manly voice the words — ** It looks to me as if 
something had been spilled here.*' In one brief moment a 
change had come over the spirit of her dream. 

But leaving my wild friend for the second, all is different. 
It is her second year out of college, so all the active girls 
think she is ' ' terribly old.' ' She is the kind of girl who will 
alwa3rs write an article for Anchora when nobody else will do 
it ; she doesn't forget to order something to eat for breakfast. 
She is not pretty, fortunately for some of us, because if she 
were it would be so discouraging. She always seems to help 
other people out of their troubles and never to have any of her 
own, as if her life were a smooth summer sea. For example 
in the last six weeks, she has been told confidentially of five 
different engagements by persons very nearly concerned. 

She has a great faculty for entertaining children and has 
been known to give a party to poor little slum children who 
sat up shyly at first like so many straight little pokers but 
presently became transformed into most obstreperous polly- 
wogs. And she really enjoyed it too. But she can laugh. 
In the college annual a grind on her said that her room-mate, 
dreaming of murmuring streams and rippling brooks, awoke 
to find that it was only our friend laughing. She seems to feel 
that ** to ease another's heartache is to forget one's own." 

And so of these two friends, both dear, which do you think 
is the Delta Gamma — the lady or the tiger ? 

E. V. Sigma. 

One of Our Aims. 

College life is in itself a revelation. New relations, new 
influences are making their power felt upon the individual. 
The years of the student are the years most easily impressed 
by changing conditions, by new ideas. At the entrance upon 
college life, the ideas of living are more or less crude yet 


firmly held to and truthfully believed in. There are the ideals 
which every student so closely hugs to his own breast ; the 
ideals gathered from childhood's happy moment and youth's 
eager, glad hours. These are sweet with the sweetness of 
spring flowers, dew-heavy and fragrant. The ideals are such 
real ideals,they have cast their golden light across the weaving 
of all our day-dreams, our dreams of night. And among these, 
is that pure clear-cut ideal of a fine life that is to shape our 
living into a noble womanhood. 

Then there come the changes, the trial hour, the test time 
of our belief in our ideals, we dream less, we think more, 
and, oh, the strugglings! Are we to give up our tightly clasped 
treasures, are our gleaming jewels but artificial gems? How 
could we have been deluded with the gleams from their cut 
angles so long? 

Others ridicule our faith in our ability to attain to our height 
of living, others laugh over our devotion poured forth at the 
shrine of our ideals. Why be a little finer than the common 
lot? Why clothe ourselves in a garment of fine linen for every 
day wear? Why hold to truths that have their source in our 
innermost hearts? And from the voices of the crowd comes 
the fuU-toned cry, **Come unto us, and be of us! '* And the 
world would taint us with its common touch. 

It is only too true that many of our ideals are not the best, 
are not the pointers to an attainable end. They are false be- 
cause impossible of fulfilment. It is well that the contact of 
other students, other people, should shatter these dreams. 
But the danger lies in the possibility of tearing away both the 
good and the evil. Very often to one of a decided character 
change in principles means a complete revolution. Such a 
one knows no middle ground. How careful we ought to be in 
our influences upon one of such a nature. That the character 
is strong is no reason why we must forever and for aye find 
fault with the weaknesses to be found within it. Only too 
often will a girl in her desire to please and meet with favor 
3rield up certain principles small in themselves but forming a 
link in the chain of her character, and her character depends 
for its strength in the continuity of the chain. With missing 
links is missing strength. 


When a girl of fine sensibilities comes into our circles let 
us count ourselves blessed as though an angel dwelt within 
our midst. Let us acknowledge her finer nature, let us give 
her due love and sweet tribute that our lives may be the more 

There are so many things to draw us downward, so many 
roughening processes going on around us. We can not please 
everyone; the delusion of universal popularity has kept the 
laurels from many a brow. We have placed our life star 
before us, we have a long way before us if we are to reach it, 
and the diffictdties in our way are looming up on every side. 
The voices along the way must not turn us back, the restful 
places in green valleys after rugged steps must not detain our 
feet ; one steady march with our all comprehensive ideal is the 
only way to gain our aim whose attainment means the final 
harmony of our soul with right and beauty. 

So that one of our aims is to be a true-hearted devotion to 
our highest ideal through shadow and sunshine, through 
change and decay that life may be the sweeter for our having 
lived our little day within its endless years. 

Lucre tia E, Hemington^ Eta, *06. 

Priviletfes and Opportunities of Our Alumnae. 

The four years of college and fraternity life are ended and 
the Delta Gamma girl is cast upon the world, separated from 
her sisters. What privileges and opportunities will she have in 
the future to serve her chapter which she loves so dearly ? If 
she is to live in the town of her Alma Mater, she will have 

What an inspiration she can be to the active girls ! Does 
she realize how they look up to her? How outsiders look 
upon her as a college graduate, and expect so much, as a result 
of her four years of higher education ? 

Can she be too careful to keep her standards high both for 
the reputation of her college and her fraternity ? 

In the fall when college opens, she should remember that 
in fraternity meeting she is not active and opinions should not 


be given unasked. How hard, at first, to realize that it is her 
task to keep quiet and let the yotinger girls do the talking. 
But on the other hand, how proud she feels to have her 
opinion asked upon some important subject and to know that 
it carries weight. 

She can run in and see the girls as often as duty permits, 
often enough to keep in touch with all that goes on. Help 
and sympathize with their little trobles. Always have a 
pleasant word. It is surprising how a kind, cheerful word 
will help a discouraged person. Even if difficulties look dark, 
do not let the actives see it, but show them a light somewhere. 
You know every cloud has a silver lining and it is the business 
of the alumna to see this silver lining. Show the girls that 
out of college and of fraternity does not mean college and frater- 
nity out of mind. 

Do not give too much advice. Remember that the active 
girls are as capable, if not more so, than you were in carrying 
on ajffairs. You may see a better way out of the difficulty, but 
it is the getting out of difficulties which develops them and 
experience is the best teacher in most cases. 

Especially look up the girls who are pledged at rushing time 
and just after, the outside girls can be of untold value. Bring 
in ideas for entertaining and help in the social side. 

The out of town girls do not have as many privileges and 
opportunities, because further away, but do you know how 
much a fraternity letter is appreciated? 

I<et us all say, 

I^ive I, I^ive I 

To my fraternity heartily. 

To my fraternity faithfully, 

To my fraternity loyally, 

Wve I, I^ive I, always, to my chapter a promoter and 

Francis M. Huntley, Rho Exr'Oi. 


A National Emblem? 

One of the first acts of a new government is the adoption of 
a national flag. How the heart of each i>atriot is stirred with 
emotion as he grazes upon it and rushes forth with greater 
energy to do and dare for his beloved country. 

Each college has its pin and pennant ; each fraternity its 
badge and other insigna. We have learned to cherish our 
pearl rose with great pride. We have our colors bronze, pink 
and blue which each girl is so proud to wear for her first time. 
We tell the world we belong to the great body of Delta Gamma 
by our anchor which we hold with sacred reverence. How 
these emblems, stir our hearts with loyalty for our sorority ! 
How they spur us on to the attainment of higher ideals ! How 
they thrill us with love for our sisters in Delta Gamma ! 

On the walls of our chapter houses we find no pennants 
which we may call our own. As we sit before the glowing 
fire of the grate on a stormy evening, talking of our sorority 
and its interests, of the girls whom we desire to make our 
sisters would we not be moved with greater zeal if our eyes, 
rising from the faces of our loved sisters would rest upon our 
pennant adorning the walls of our college home? 

Many fraternities have adopted a national design and let us 

not allow Delta Gamma to be among the last to see its 


Abigail Tayhr, Alpha '06, 

Be Cheerful. 

If I were to write a sermon for my Delta Gamma sisters, I 
would choose as my text, — just two words — ^Be Cheerful, and 
the heading of each division from the first to the * *forty-ninthly ' ' 
would be — ^Be Cheerful. 

'Tis easy to be glad when life and hope are young, when it 
is spring in the heart, and the summer of joyous labor, and the 
autumn of proud achievement loom up bright in the future ; 
but when life is old, and hope is dead, when the stmimer has 
gone, and auttmin brings naught but Dead Sea fruit, — then to 
look out at the world with a bright, brave smile, and an un- 
dismayed heart, is a different thing. 



A saving sense of humor will turn many an anno3ring inci- 
dent into mirth, but if one would brighten the world about 
one, she must give thought to 9tkirs and face her nvn dark days, 
with undaunted courage, unfaltering faith and the fixed habit 
of cheerfulness. 

We can all recall some sunny soul, perhaps a faithful servant, 
or humble neighbor, whose outward life seemed to furnish 
little cause for joy, yet whose very presence in time of sickness 
or trouble seemed like a whiff of fresh mountain air, and whose 
smile was a bit of sunshine on a cloudy day. 

If we can give the world nothing — ^butstmshine, let us give 
that ''without meastire, and without price.'' 

I<et us do the best we can, trust God for the results and just 
be cheerful. 

L§uisi Cady L»ft, Lambda '85. 

When We Part in June. 

College chums ! Words expressive of one of the jolliest of 
human relationships, whose morning song has a bubbling 
bobolink heart of joy ! 

Do sophists say 

There cometh a day 

When hearts are leaden and skies are grey. 

And these rollicking friends are far away ? 

Nay ! Nay ! Away 

With your mournful lay, — 

We are too jolly, we are too gay, — 

Away ! Away ! Old Melancholy ! 

Since joy is jolly, let grief be folly. 

When heart meets heart in college days. 

All e'ens are hallowed; all months are Mays. 
Thus we sing in the May-day mom, but there follows a 
night in June when we prove that the well-spring of joy has 
its fount of tears. Class and fraternity ties are strong and he 
must have missed something good in college life who feels no 
pang when the ways part. The sense of coming loss of 
pleasant associations dims for the moment our glad condous- 

ntm d oar rithmm m lojnal tne frieaads. We distnist die 
toiife to pfettrietiiegefriffMWTipt intact. Other ideals, other 
ioesMS* other tks ; — vhat isfla&acaes nuj titer not bring to 
ieftr the bond that Undftdse' Dear Gnis' together? WiU 
the fev "tried and true'' ever again meet vith the old glad 
fading of pcxiect nnderrtanding? Or win daej groir less and 
lew near in thonght and aspiration until as far asonder as the 
poles? Where the four leaf clover of love has been, can the 
five of indifference grovr? 

If yon fisMl yoonelf rra s onin g in this doleful strain, you have 
but to reverse the thought to e^tahH^i rightful cheer. Did 
you ever find a five leaf clover and fail to see the four grovring 
near? Then you let the omen of ill palsy the instinctive 
*'hith, hope and love" that lead to the place vrhere " good 
luck" grovrs. You knovr the song '^Where the Four Leaf 
Clovers Grovr" ? 

I think the fifth leaf in that baleful five must be for fear ; 
fear of separation from joy novr ours, fear of loss of some good 
the future might bring. It is this fearing thought that makes 
a parting sad. It is this that turns fancy backvraid vrith long- 
ing for exi)eriences novr gone. But to try to force thought 
back into old channels vdll result only in stagnatio n, as if a 
stream should stay its Aow because a boulder cleaves its v^aters. 

The gift of union is Nature's own. She does not form rivers 
from the sea and brooks from rivers, leading each in ever 
greater loneliness to a dark cavern in the mountain side. No 
more are her gifts of loving thoughts ruled by a law of separa- 
tion. Knovring this, friendship seems no fleeting flower, no 
' 'rose bom to blu^ unseen* ' and vrith child faith like Emerson's 
vre greet a friend, appl3ring his beautiful words to Rhodora : 
"Why thou virert there, 
I never thought to ask, I never knew, 
But in my simple ignorance suppose 
The selfsame Poveer that brought me there, 
brought you." 

And if a parting comes, we needs must know that sel&ame 

Power that brought this joy of union once into our lives vrill 

bring it again and again. 

IsabilU Taher, Eta, 1900. 



Constancy and faithfulness are two definitions given to 
loyalty. This is what we, as wearers of the anchor, are to 
give to Delta Gamma ; and not only to Delta Gamma as a 
whole, but to each of the individual units that compose it. It 
is not possible for us to understand all the moods and 
motives of our sisters, even those who are nearest and dearest 
to us. But even though there is that about them that does not 
always please us, let us show our faithfulness to them. 
Though they do not always seem true to us, let us be constant 
to them. We need not blind ourselves to their faults but help 
when we can to overcome them. Not only should our fraternity 
life teach us to be loyal Delta Gammas but to be loyal to all 
our friends and to ourselves. 

Eiiith Andrews^ Thita. 


Inte]>Sorority Conference. 

According to the decision of the Inter-Sorority Conference 
of 1903, Delta Gamma calls the Third Annual Conference of 

It is the desire of the Committee to secure a place of meeting 
which will accommodate other interested fraternity women 
besides the delegates. 

The Conference of 1903 felt that the ideas and suggestions 
of those i)eisonally interested in this work would be a great 
aid to the delegates while questions were under discussion. 

The meeting will be held in Chicago, September the seven- 
teenth, at the Columbus Safe Deposit Vaults, comer of State 
and Washington Streets. 

There will be two sessions, ten to twelve A. M., and two to 
four P. M. If enough signify their intention of attending, a 
larger place will be secured and arrangements made for a 

Since the organization of the various local Pan-Hellenics, 
many questions and difficulties have arisen, which the Inter* 
Sorority will consider and endeavor to straighten out. 


It will be a tn^ bdp to tmr driegate if yoa will 
faer with reporti of yoctr progress, suggestions or any questions 
yott would like to have eaqdained* 

The more material a driegate can oflFer the Conference, the 
more valuable she is to her fraternity as well as to this splendid 
work that is just making ttadf fdt throughout our colleges. 

The rules suggested by the Inter-Sorority that have gone 
into effect — by a National vote — hai« gained one strong step 
towards the solution of this bulky and likewise discouraging 

The under graduates <rf the National fraternities are to be 
commended for the splendid spirit they have shown by the 
vote reported upon these motions. 

It gives the conference more encouragement to give their 
best towards the improvement of the <*yi-^tig conditions. 

I urge each one of you who are in touch with Pan Hellenic 
work to send to me any suggestions, problems and also some 
information upon the progres s <rf yoor local organization. 

This is to be an important meeting and each delegate must 
depend upon her fraternity for material for conference work. 

Blamchi Garten. 


The Inter-Sorority Coferenceof September, 1903, snbmitted to all the 
Sororities represented in it four motions, on iHiich it asked that a vote 
by chapters be taken in eadi Sorority. 


1. Hored that a pleds^e day be adopter bv the National Sororities in 
each college where two or more of them. 

2. Hored that the pledge day in each college be fixed by the Pan- 
Hellenic Association existing there. 

3. Iftoved that no student be asked to join a Sorority before she has 
been matriculated. 

4. Iftoved that matriculation be defined as the day of enrollment as & 
student in the university or oolite. 

The results of this vote were to be forwarded to the Secretary of the 
Conference by March ist, 1904, and by her reported to the Sororities. 
The last report has just been received, Adril 25th, 1904, and the Secre- 
tary begs to submit the following statement of the result : 



Motion l—Lost. Vote 15-17. 

*• 2~Tic. *' 16^16. 

*' 3— Carried. ** 25- 9. 

*• 4— Carried. •• 27- 5. 


Motion 1— Carried. Vote 16-10. No report from 3. 

** 2— •• *• 16-10. No *• •* 3. 

*• 3— •• •• 21-4. No •• •• 4. 

•• 4— •* •• 21-4. No •• " 4. 


Motion 1— Carried. Vote 17- 4. No report from 1. 

** 2— •• «• 17-4. No •' " 1. 

• « 3— •• «• 1^ 2. No •• " 1. 
*• 4— *• •• 1^ 2. No '• •• 1. 


Motion 1— Tie. Vote 9- 9. 

• « 2— •* *• 9- 9. 
•• 3-Carried. •* 13-15. 

«« A «» «l 


Motion 1— Carried. 

Vote 7-5. 

•« 2— •* 

•• 8-4. 

** 3 *• 

•• ^2. 

** A «« 

•* 10-2. 


Motion 1— Carried. 

Vote ^5. 

« 2— •* 

** ^5. 

« 3_ 4< 

*• 11-3. 

«• 4— *• 

'• 11-3. 



Motion 1— Carried. 

Vote 12-4. 

4< 2— •* 

*• 12-4. 

(( q <c 

•* 13-3. 

«i 4 »« 

*• 13-3. 


Motion 1 — Carried. 

The vote on eadi motion not reported. 

<i 2— •• 

«« q (( 

<« ^ <( 


Motion 1— Carried. Motions carried in Convention. 
<< 2— •• 

4< ^__ «4 

«« A «« 


Motion 1 — Lost. 7 affirmative, 1 negative, 1 tie. 
** 2— ** 7 ** 2 ties 

*' 3— Carried. 9 

(( vf (( n i< 


The agreement among the Sororities was that any Inter-Sorority Com- 
pact should be binding only when accepted by all the Sororities in the 
conference. Motions three and four have been so accepted, and are, 
therefore, binding on the nine Sororities agreeing to them. They must 
form part of the rules of every Pan-Hellenic Association formed by these 
Sororities, and from the very large vote in their favor, it is clear that 
rushing and bidding in preparatory schools has been found to be unwise 
by most Sororities. 

The first two motions are not unanimously accepted, and so are not 
binding. But the vote in favor of them is so large, and they are so im- 
portant to the success of any Inter-Sorority arrangement, whether 
national or local, that it is hoped the two Sororities failing to agree to 
them will reconsider their vote before next Conference, and make their 
very small negative or tie votes, affirmative. 



Secretary Inter-Sorority Conference, 1903-04. 
326 W. 61st Place, Chicago. 

The Board of District Editors. 

The Madison Convention provided for Anchora a Board of 
District Editors composed of five Alumnae members, each 
representing a geographical district and holding office for two 
years. The Council asked the Los Angeles District Editor to 
write to the Alunmae of Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Boulder 
and Lincoln. The Omaha Editor has charge of Omaha, Des 
Moines, Iowa City and Minneapolis. The Madison District 
comprises Madison, Evanston, Albion, Detroit, and Grand 
Rapids. The Akron District Editor is busy with the Alumnae 
of Akron, Alliance, and Bloomington. The Ssn-acuse District 
comprises Syracuse, New York City and Psi Alumnae living 
outside of Baltimore. 

The general duties of each District Editor are to secure from 
the Alumnae general literary articles for the Anchora; to secure 
personal items concerning the Alumnae for the Anchora ; and 
to solicit subscriptions from among the Alumnae. 


The Omaha District has taken up this work with especial 
energy and executive ability. Nearly three hundred type- 
written copies of the following letter were sent out. For the 
benefit of other district editors who may not feel quite certain 
of the work we print a copy of the Omaha letter: 

Omega Alpha AxuMNiQ Association, 

Delta Gamma. 

Omaha, Neb., 1904. 

Dear Sister in Delta Gamma : — 

At the Convention of Delta Gamma, held at Madison 
in June, 1903, it was decided to make provision for a new set 
of Alumnae District Associate Editors, in order to make the 
' ' Anchora' ' of greater personal interest to the Alumnae and to 
bring them into closer touch with the general active fraternity. 

The fraternity was divided into five geographical districts, 
and an editor appointed for each district. The council gave 
to the Alumnae Association at Omaha the choice of the editor 
for this district which includes Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. 

A new * 'Personal Column*' has been added to **Anchora,** 
and it was thought advisable to write to each alumna in this 
district, asking for * 'personals*' (including social notes, an- 
nouncements of births, marriages or deaths) for articles on 
subjects of general interest to the fraternity, and for subscrip- 
tions to the **Anchora.'' 

The price of * *The Anchora' ' was reduced to fifty cents for 
Alumnae, at the last convention, in the hope that the increase 
in the number of subscriptions would warrant the change. 

As there are nearly 300 Alumnae in this district, it will 
greatly facilitate matters if each one will give the matter a little 
personal attention and send to the district editor any informa- 
tion which it is possible to procure. 

All material should reach the district editor one month before 
each publication of **The Anchora'* if possible. 

Hoping to hear from you promptly, we are 

Sincerely yours in Delta Gamma, 

Edith Dumont, 

District Editor 

Address, Fanny Cole, \ A<«i^tant55 

3642 Lafayette Ave. Ethel Tukey, j^^^^^^^- 

The Editor-in-Chief wishes to express the sincere pleasure 
and help which she has already received from the Ssn-acuse, 
Omaha and Los Angeles Districts. 


The Delta Gamma Sontf Book. 

The Song-Book Committee desires to take advantage of this 
issue of the ''Anchora" to send to all the chapters a general 
statement about the Song-Book. 

The edition of two hundred copies of ''Songs of Delta 
Gamma' ' was shipped from the publishers, May the seventh. 
Notices had been previously sent to all the chapters stating 
that the Song-Books would soon be ready for shipment and 
asking for orders. These notices were sent out a few weeks in 
advance of the publication of the book, so as to allow time to 
hear from all the chapters, as we wished, if more than the two 
hundred copies were ordered, to distribute the books as fairly 
as possible among the chapters ordering. 

I am glad to state that orders came in almost immediately. 
Omega being among the first with an order for twenty-six 
books. Some of the chapters did not reply to the first notice, 
so that all large orders were held for a short time. Meanwhile 
a second notice was sent to all chapters from whom orders had 
not been received, stating that if Song-Books were desired 
orders must be sent immediately. Orders were then received 
from almost all the chapters and the books sent out. 

Rho being the nearest chapter to Chi was the first to receive 
its order of books. Within a day or two came a letter saying, 
* * We cannot tell you how pleased we are with the Song-Book. * * 
The members of the Song-Book Committee can not tell how 
pleased they were to get that message. We felt the Song-Book 
was going to be a success. 

Those chapters which were very late in ordering may have 
been somewhat disappointed in not obtaining the full number 
of books desired, but after we had sent two notices about the 
publication of the books, we did not feel that we could delay 
in filling the orders already received, particularly as we were 
very desirous that the chapters should receive the books so as 
to have some use of them before the close of the colleges for 
the summer's vacation, and as we wished to return the money 
loaned from the general treasury before the end of June. 

Notwithstanding the great care with which the proof was 
read, there have, we realize, a few errors crept in. These 


will, however, all be corrected in any subsequent edition. 
Some ol the songs have not been credited to any chapter or 
author* This is due to the fact that all the material was sent 
to us after the typewritten sheets had been put together so 
that it was impossible for us to tell from what chapter they 
came unless they were marked. Some were thus marked and 
all these we have credited to the chapter sending them, and 
whenever possible, to the author of the song. If any chapter 
to whom an uncredited song belongs will let us know chapter, 
author, and class, we will consider it a favor, and will be able 
to make a second edition more perfect. 

The first edition of two hundred cepies is now exhausted. 
If however any of the chapters, individual members of the 
chapters or Alumnae members still desire books, and will send 
name and address, we will, as soon as orders are received from 
one hundred members get out a second edition. Now that the 
plates have been engraved a second edition can be gotten out 
within about six weeks from the time the order is sent to the 

We would also be glad to have any new songs sent in and so 
keep the song book as complete as possible. 

We wish to take this opportunity of thanking the chapters 
both for the orders sent and for the promptness with which 
the request for immediate pa3rment has been met. 

Elspeth Mcintosh McCreary, 
Chairman of Song-Book Commiita. 

Delta Gamma Days at The World*s Fair. 

The Council decided upon October fifth as Delta Gamma 
day at the Pair but since publishing the date, many have re- 
quested that a date be chosen to accommodate those who would 
attend before college opened. 

For that reason two dates have been chosen, August twenty- 
fourth and October fifth. 

The Council had hoped to secure a place for registration in 
the Fraternity Temple, but so far, the Greek Letter Societies 
have not made arrangements for a room in the Temple. 



If at a later date, the college fraternities make such arrange- 
ments, Delta Gamma will endeavor to be represented. 

The most central and well-known place for meeting seems 
to be the ** Inside Inn '' located inside the enclosure of the 
exposition grounds. To avoid loss of time, the south-east 
comer of the * 'Inside Inn" porch has been selected as the 
most accessible place to find one another. 

It is the suggestion of the Council that all Delta Gammas 
attending the Pair on either of these two dates will assemble 
at eleven thirty A. M., at the south-east comer of the ** Inside 
Inn" porch and arrangements will be made for a Delta Gamma 
luncheon at the **Inn." 

If those who are attending the Fair at that time will notify 
Miss Celia Harris, 1023 Thomby Place, St. Louis, Mo., it will 
simplify matters in engaging tables for the luncheon and make 
our day more pleasant. 

The Council feels that it is needless to urge you who are to 
visit the Fair at that time, to meet with us as rumors are 
already afloat of the jolly reunions among the early visitors at 
St. Louis, and we anticipate that the Delta Gamma da3rs, 
August twenty-fourth and October fifth will go on record as a 
splendid success. 

Blanche Garten, President. 

Council Comer. 

In creating the Council Department in Anchora, our object 
is, to give you the benefit of ideas and questions that come to 
us who meet the affairs of Delta Gamma for you. 

Often a **line o* thought" will give a chapter just the sug- 
gestion for improvement that you have been seeking, and it is 
for that reason this informal little Council Round Table has 
been added to the Journal. 

Our meeting with Psi and Psi Omicron was not only delight- 
ful but of value to us in our work for the future. 

The pleasure of meeting our Southern chapter and of 
realizing the full meaning of their famous hospitality was a 
privilege we regretted that all of you could not enjoy with us. 


When the Council meeting actually ended with the beautiful 
dinner at the Baltimore Country Club, I am sure each of us 
felt that we had not only added pride and strength to our 
fraternity spirit but were better equipped to handle the demands 
and problems of Delta Gamma. 

During the past few weeks, it has been my privilege to meet 
a great many fraternity women in different colleges and I have 
observed that one point is growing stronger and becoming 
universal — ^the problem of the chapter house. 

Although it is the exception for a chapter of any fraternity 
not to maintain a house, yet with the great advantage gained 
by holding a chapter to a common interest — comes a rapidly 
increasing evil. 

This evil is in the form of a chapter burdening itself with a 
house which is a heavy expense to operate. Likewise aproblem, 
how to protect the chapter against members leaving during 
the college year with added expense falling upon those left. 

A chapter must have a certain number to maintain its house 
and especially at the beginning of the year, the depressing 
question of expense is apt to make us act too hastily when de- 
ciding upon new members. 

The appearances must be kept up and the conservative spirit 
is swept aside. The chapter roll is increased — likewise the 
treasury replenished. 

No one would acknowledge that a member had been added 
for mercenary motive, nor would you realize it at the time 
but the presstu-e of expense has had its effect — a root of the 
evil, so to speak. 

The chapter house means too much to us to have its good 
marred by the atmosphere brought by the financial problem. 
Do not let the luxuries of the chapter house cause us to sacri- 
fice our true ideals and warp our clean cut principles to gain 
an end that savors of the wrong spirit. 

To know that we have had such ready co-operation from the 
chapters has been most gratifying to the Council. 

This willingness to do whatever work has been given you to 
carry out, is the real secret of this most successful college year 
which has just closed. Our interest and enthusiasm is the 


keener when we feel that we can depend upon you to work 
with us with such an unselfish spirit — in whatever we under- 
take for the progress of Delta Gamma. 

Blanche Garten^ President. 

The privilege of conducting the examinations has been made 
the regular duty of one of our council members, but before it 
entirely leaves my hands for this year, I would like to say a 
few words in praise of it as an institution and because of the 
fact that some of the chapters are inclined to regard it as a 
huge joke to be treated as such. I confess that when I first 
heard of the examination I thought it absurd and an unneces- 
sary duty for the girls, but as I have seen the good results it 
has obtained in various chapters, I have realized more and more 
what an inestimable benefit it is not only to the individual girl 
and to her chapter but to the fraternity nationally. I believe that 
the examination should be in two parts ; first, the examination 
proper consisting of questions on the history of Delta Gamma, 
the constitution and its by-laws and something of the history 
of other fraternities ; and second, questions to bring out the 
idea of the girls on national, fraternity topics such as improve- 
ments along any line, inter-sorority questions, etc. It is 
perhaps the only opportunity given to each girl to express her 
ideas to the council directly. We might obtain some very 
good suggestions in this way, as we did in the last examination. 
The freshmen ought to be required to take the first part of the 
examination only, while the upper-classmen take both parts, 
the latter part not in the spirit of adverse criticism (unless 
just) but in the spirit of helpfulness to the good of the frater- 
nity. If any member had anything to suggest or any informa- 
tion to give which was not brought out by the questions, the 
council, I am sure, would be grateful to have them state it at 
the end of the paper. The first part of the examination must 
necessarily be somewhat of a repetition each year. The fresh- 
men of course will have to study for it but when it is thoroughly 
learned, it ought not to be a difficult task to write it the suc- 
ceeding year and the annual review is of benefit to each one. 


I am sure there isn't a single Delta Gamma who does not feel 
proud to know our history and to be able to talk of it intelli- 
gently. This is perhaps more felt at convention than at any 
other time, when one feels disgraced before her more brilliant 
sisters, if she is not familiar with fraternity affairs. It is the 
true fraternity girl who has a desire to know the workings of 
fraternities and is in touch with all that concerns her own 
fraternity. I am sure if you will only look at it in this light, 
you will not regard the annual examination a bore but con- 
sider it a blessing. 

Genevieve L, Derby, Treasurer. 



The Song Book and the Supplement to the Directory have 
at last appeared in print and expressions of gratitude to the 
hard worked Committees are certainly in order. Both books 
are such as the fraternity may well feel a pride in possessing. 
Carping critics can find defects in everything and doubtless 
the new books are far from perfect. Yet we rejoice to say that 
the fraternity as a whole is pleased with the efforts of those 
who made these books a possibility for us. Congratulations 
and heartiest thanks to Chi and Upsilon ! 

The District Editors, an account of whose work appears on 
another page, are accomplishing much for Anchora's improve- 
ment. New subscriptions, personals and literary contributions 
are frequently received from all of them and the Editor-in- 
Chief wishes to express here her deep appreciation of their 
hearty co-operation. The District Editors, in turn, have de- 
sired us to express for them their gratitude to the many 
Alumnae who have responded so cordially to their appeals for 
assistance. It is almost impossible to write a personal note of 
thanks to each alumna who contributes to the District Editors* 
work for Anchora but we trust that the gradual improvement 
of our official organ will be reward enough for the interested 
Alumnae who are helping to make Anchora what it is. 

All Delta Gammas anticipating a visit to St. Louis should 
make a note of the two days, August twenty- fourth and October 
fifth, which have been chosen by the Council as Delta Gamma 
days at the World's Fair. The hour for meeting on both days 
is half after eleven o'clock at the south-east comer of the 
* 'Inside Inn" porch. All who expect to be at the Fair on 
either of these dates are earnestly requested to notify Miss 
Celia Harris, 1023 Thornby Place, St. Louis, in order that she 
may engage tables for a luncheon. 


Each purchaser of the 1901 Edition of the Directory is 
entitled to one of the recent Supplements, free of charge. 
All requests for the Supplements should be sent through the 
corresponding secretary of each chapter. 

The District Editor from Akron, Grace G. Clin, Eta * 87, 
will be glad to furnish the following copies of Anchora to 
complete an official file an)rwhere. Vol. I, Nos. 2, 3, 4 : 
Vol. II, Nos. 1, 2 . Vol. Ill, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Address 
Mrs. Charles R. Olin, 421 Spicer Street, Akron, Ohio. 

Upsilon needs Vol. Ill, No. 4 and Vol. XV, No. 4 to com- 
plete its Anchora file. Any Delta Gamma who can spare 
either of these ntunbers will confer a favor upon Upsilon by 
notifying Miss Jessie D. McGilvray, Delta Gamma Lodge, 
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. 

Mr. William R. Baird, Editor of the Beta Theta Pi, and a 
friend to whom Delta Gamma is indebted in many ways, needs 
Vol. XIX, No. 4 to complete his file of Anchora. Address 
Mr. William Raymond Baird, 65 West Eighty-Third Street, 
New York. 



Gail Sweenky Edson, Tau *01. 

To chronicle the events of a life of twenty-seven years is 
no easy task, when that life was lived by Gail Sweeney Kdson, 
Tau 1901. 

Her death on May twenty-seventh shocked us all, but ** It 
is best,'* we say, and we are left with countless memories of 
her good deeds, her loyalty, her cheerfulness. 

She became a member of Tau chapter in January, 1898, and 
represented us at the Albion convention in 1899. You who 
met her there will understand our grief. 

October 15, 1903, she was married to Mr. Willis C. Edson, 
Iowa, 1900, of Stone Irake, Iowa. 

To her father she had given her entire thought and devotion 
in years of service, for she was left motherless when only a 

To her husband the future years seemed most bright ; now 
the shadows are heavy with sorrow. 

To us, her sisters in Delta Gamma, the memory of her life 
will be an inspiration always, through bright days and dark, 
for she met them all with courage. 


Zeta chapter again mourns the death of a beloved member, 
Florence Bartrem, who was drowned on May 2, at Albion. 

Florence came to us as a Freshman in September, 1903, and 
in November she became an initated member. She seemed 
especially dear to us because of two sisters who had preceded 
her in Zeta's ranks as loyal Delta Gammas. 

Because of her bright and cheerful disposition, and of her 
enthusiasm, Florence, in her brief college life, won many 
friends among both students and faculty. 


We feel deeply our loss, but, altho' the pain of parting 
was keen, we are thankful that even for so short a time we 
were permitted to know her. 

Zeta's deepest sympathy is with the sisters and mother 
who are left to mourn their loss. 

Hblbnb Kingman, Chi. 

The Alumnae and active chapter of Chi mourn the loss 
of our dear sister in Delta Gamma, Helene Kingman, whose 
death occurred at Vineland, New Jersey, April 22, 1904. 
She took special work at Cornell in 1897. 


Elais Johnson McArthur, whose address was asked for in 
the April Anchora, is 1103 Main St., La Crosse, Wisconsin. 


Jessie W. Loeffler, Psi *99, holder of the Alumnae Fellow- 
ship of the Woman's College of Baltimore, will spend next 
year at the University of Berlin. 

Rosalie Pendleton, Psi 1903, is in the Carnegie Library 
in Pittsburg. 

Virginia Caughy, Psi 1903, will study at Teachers' College, 
Columbia University, this summer and will teach next winter 
at the Virginia Institute, at Staunton, Va. 

Margaret S. Morriss, Psi 1904, will study at Bryn Mawr 
next winter. 

Evelyn Hewes, Psi, will study vocal culture in Berlin, next 
winter. She sails September fourth. 


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Storey of Stanford University are 
in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they will remain for 
more than a year, while Mr. Storey finishes his medical course 
at Harvard. Mrs. Storey was Pamie Hamilton, '98, of 


Miss Helen Beardsley, A. B., University of Colorado, and 
a member of Phi chapter, received her master's degree from 
the University of California at their recent Commencement 

Miss Rose Smith, Stanford '97, who has been visiting her 
sister, Mrs. George Cashing Martin (Helen Smith, Stanford 
ex- '03) of Omaha, has returned to California. She is visiting 
Josephine Beedy, '97, at Sansalito, before going to her home 
in Los Angeles. 

Alice Arnold Lewers (Mrs. C. R.), Upsilon '04, is spending 
a few weeks in Los Angeles. 

Aida Rademaker, Upsilon '02, has left Passadena for several 
weeks travel. She will visit in St. Louis, Chicago and Salt 
Lake City. 

On Saturday May the twenty-eight, Lura Whitlock Porter 
(Mrs. D. C.) entertained Delta Gammas at her home in 
Pasadena, in honor of Janet (Voucher (Psi), who spent the 
month of May in Los Angeles. 

The engagement of Muriel Beamer, Upsilon '03, and Mr. 
Charles H. Clock (Northwestern, ex-*Ol) has been announced. 

Gail Hill, Upsilon *03, is expected home from Germany in 

Corinne Smith, Upsilon 03, has left Prescot, Arizona, for 
her home in Ohio. 

lone Dille, Upsilon '05, is spending vacation in the Yosemite 

Fleda Perrin and Gertrude Weaver of Upsilon, are at 
Pacific Grove, California for the summer. 

Alice Joiner, Upsilon, ex- '02, was married June first at her 
home in Polo, Illinois, to Mr. Ralph Bryant of Honolulu. 

Anne Lockerby Scott, Upsilon *04, is at her home in 
Pomona, California. 


Ethel Elliot, Tau, '03, graduated from the Emerson School 
of Oratory, in Boston, May 11, 1904. 

Henrietta Plock, Tau, has been elected to a position in 
German in the State Normal School, Cedar Palls, Iowa. 


Wilma Felkner, Tau, '01, graduated from St. I^uke's 
Hospital, New York City in May and has now been elected 
to a position in that Hospital. 

The engagement of Faith Willis, Tau, '99, to F. R. Untle- 
man, S. U. I., '94, is announced. 

Mrs. Willis D. Edison, nu Gail Sweeney, Tau, '01, died at 
her home in Stone Lake, Iowa, May 28, 1904. 


Elizabeth Bragdon, Sigma, 1900, sails for Europe July 5, 

Mrs. Sidney Morgan (Caroline McCabe, Sigma, '01) expects 
to spend the summer in her old home in Evanston — ^Philip 
Sidney Morgan, Jr., will accompany her. 

The engagement is announced of Ruth Crandon, Sigma, '03 
to Mr. Ernest Hoodyatt of Evanston. 

Margarethe and Virginia Sheppard, Sigma, expect to spend 
the summer abroad. 

Louise Raeder, Sigma, '04, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 


June Fourth, Rho had the pleasure of entertaining at the 
Chapter House, Alice Cole, Upsilon, '02. The same afternoon 
Fannie Huntly, ex-*04, gave a tea in her honor. 

Three members of Rho, Edith Snyder, Olive Hartwig and 
Louise Cooley have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa this year. 

Helena Griffith, Rho ex-'02, was married to Mr. Harry E. 
Wing, Syracuse ex-'05; a member of Psi Upsilon, on the 
fifteenth of June. Their address is 239 Rochelle Ave, Wis- 
sahickon. Pa. 

Blanche E. Gunn, Rho '01, sailed for Europe June eigh- 
teenth, to spend the summer on the Continent. 


The marriage of Eleanor Bamum Dickinson, Lambda ex- 
'02, to Isaac Nesbit Tate will take place June sixteenth. 
They are to make their home in Faribault, Minn. 


The marriage of Gertrude Joy, Lambda ex-*02, to WUliam 
K. McNair will take place June twenty-first. They are to be 
at home after September first in Cloquet, Minn. 

Bom to Mrs. H. Fabian, Jane Tracy Fabian, Lambda, '00, 
a son. Mr. and Mrs Fabian are soon to make their home in 
Hartford, Conn. 

Mrs. Norman Wilde, Lambda, is to spend the summer at 
her old home in Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 

Leulah Judson, Lambda, '03, is to teach next year at 
Western Reserve College, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. G. W. BuflSngton, Flora Van Vliet, 
Lafnbda '99, a daughter. 

Mrs. Ada Kiehle King, Lambda '85, has recently returned 
to her home in Salt Lake City. She has spent the year in 
Europe where her husband Dr. King has been engaged in 
medical studies. 


Ruth PauU Theta, '02, has been given the vice-principal- 
ship of the Collegiate Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. 


Elizabeth Kingsbury, Eta, '87, who has recently spent two 
years in study at the University of Gotlinger, Germany, 
is at present pursuing an additional course of study at the 
University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Besides teaching classes 
in both the Academy and University at Lincoln, Miss Kings- 
bury is engaged in preparing a vocabulary to a German book 
(Flachsman als Erzeiler) which she is editing for Ginn and Co. 

Miss Kate L- McGillicuddy, Eta, '90, sailed May 12 for 
Naples, to remain in Italy six weeks. She will later go to 
Switzerland for two weeks, and to Germany for six, returning 
to America in September. 

Carry Hawk Wolcott, Eta, '82, whom Eta alumnae remem- 
ber as a charming woman, now writes C. S. after her name, 
and explains it as meaning Christian Scientist. Alfred Wol- 
cott, her husband, is a Judge of the Circuit Court of Michigan. 


Bertha Druley, Eta, *95, has for several years been engaged 
in teaching a kindergarten in one of the slum districts of 
Boston, Mass. Her reunion letter contained some interesting 
and characteristic discriptions of her life there. 

Mary West Greene, Eta, '94, in company with her husband 
and children, has been camping out for a few months in the 
gas region in West Virginia. 

Eta alumnae are pleased to have among them Miss Norma 
Williams, Alpha, '99, who is a teacher in the public schools 
of our city. 

Elizabeth Forsjrthe Kyle, Alpha, ex-'89, is a recent addition 
to the number of Delta Gammas living at Akron. Her hus- 
band is associated with his father in one of the large manu- 
factories here. 

Miss Mary E. Gladwin, Eta, '87, a former resident of Akron, 
will leave her present home at Beverly, Mass., where she is 
matron of the city hospital, next week for Japan where she 
will become a nurse in the service of the Japanese Govern- 

' *Miss Gladwin has had an interesting and picturesque career 
in her army work. Six years ago she was in New York, and, 
at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, volunteered, for 
Red Cross service, and was sent out by auxiliary No. 3. She 
sailed from New York, July 2, for Tampa, and there, with 
other nurses, waited two weeks for transportation to Cuba, 
Gen. Nelson A. Miles invited the nurses to accompany him 
with invading fleet to Porto Rico, where the transport was 
turned into a hospital ship. The ship returned to Fort 
Monroe with 1,120 soldiers sick with typhoid malaria. 

**Miss Gladwin went to New York, and was then sent to 
Chicamauga Park, where she was in charge of the Sternberg 
field hospital. Later she had charge of the nurses at the 
military hospital at Macon, Ga. 

**When the call came for nurses in the Phillippines, Miss 
Gladwin was sent from New Yofk on the transport Sheridan 
to Manila by way of the Suez canal. On the trip over many 
of the women and children were attacked with measles and 
pneumonia, and the nurses were kept busy. She was in 
Manila for several months, and in August, 1899, sailed for 


San Francisco by way of Japan. Since her return she has 
been with the City hospital in Boston and the relief station in 
that city. Miss Gladwin went to Beverly about a year ago 
as matron of the Beverly Hospital." 


Mabel Sloan oiZZets. is to be married to I^wrence Cole, at 
her home in Albion, June 29th, 1904. 

Pearl Miller, Zeta, ex-'03, has returned from her school 
duties at Charlevoix and will spend the summer at her home 
in Albion« 

Mabel Stone of the University School for girls in Chicago, 
was graduated June 8th« 



Alpha ; Mt. Union Colugb, Aluancb, Ohio. 

We wish to introduce to Delta Gamma our new sisters : 
Alice Snyder, Grace Snyder and Ella Belle Horn as initiates, 
and Elizabeth Rich and Leona Baily as pledges. 

Our reunion ever will be a memorable time to those who 
were privileged to be present. Many of the alumnae were 
with us ; among them Mary Carr-Curtis whose last meeting 
with Alpha was in 1895. Since that time she has spent five 
years in the foreign mission field, and is now branch organizer 
of the W. P. M. S. Mrs. Curtis has been in Europe and 
Asia, returning via the Pacific ; the helpful talk she gave us 
about her journey around the world, we cherish as one of 
reunion's memories. 

Alpha Xi Delta Convention was held at Mt. Union in May ; 
at which time they entertained the Faculty and fraternities. 
Alpha gave a reception to Alpha Xi Delta and visiting mem- 
bers. Mrs. Ida Leeper Shimp, who is a charter member of 
Alpha, assisted in receiving. 

Mt. Union won in the Mt. Union-Buchtel debate. 

Grace Miller, '04, has been a faithful and earnest worker 

for Delta Gamma, and while we are glad for her, in obtaining 

her college degree, we realize our loss in not having her with 

us ag^n. 

Clara Virdaline Miiihon, '06. 

Beta; University op Washington, Seatti^. 

First we must tell you a bit of good news. The annual 
student election took place in April and Secretary of the 
"Associated Students" is the highest oflSce open to girls. 
For the second time it has fallen to our lot to hold this office^ 

It fell to my lot three years ago. Gamma Phi has held it 
the two years since then, and yesterday our candidate, Bessie 
Annis, was elected. 

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as to xnciode the local ymxmJixss , thns maVing an association 
of nve sororities. AB greacH- dssapprvred of High School 

May brings the Jmcor Aarnnl Farce and " Prom " all of 
which we await with zapoiieDOc 00 the account of the many 
smprises and pleascies they wzH bring. 

The students he»d a mock national republican coovention 
a short time ago. AH of dae States of die nnkm were repre- 
sented. Excitemeat ran hi^ mnd many rising and promising 
young pc^ticans made their maiden ^weches amid wild 
enthusiasm and the playing of patriodc airs by the *' Varsity 


This week the boys of the "U" gave a minstrel show 
many parts of which were exceptionally good. 

The Girls Glee Club under the efficient training of Mrs. 
Gale, gave their annual concert in April. • One of the cutest 
and prettiest parts of which was the songs of the classes. 
The pretty little freshmen, with canes and caps, danced and 
sang bewitchingly. The juniors charmed us all in their 
dainty evening gowns, lace trimmed parasols, and white 
picture hats. Katherine Crouch represented our girls as a 

Our athletes have all gone away to win victories for the 
* * U. * ' The girls basket-ball team have gone to play a return 
game with Vancouver. The track team has gone to California, 
also the rowing crew. 

Tennis tournaments are also claiming a large share of 

Now back to Delta Gamma again. Miss Gertrude Boynton 

of Xi, gave us a happy surprise, coming from Miss Hancock's 
own chapter. Miss Boynton married Dr. Nagler, a prominent 
physician in the central part of our State, and we hope to 
have her with us often. 

Another bit of good news is the arrival in our city of Miss 
Kinsey of Lambda. She is going to make her home here 
and has been out to visit us. We hail with delight the arrival 
of Delta Gammas in our city. 

In the alumnae letter from Omega, we noted that Miss 
Mabell Odell of Des Moines, Iowa, is to wed Mr. Wm. P. 
Lea of Everett, now Everett is near Seattle so we earnestly 
hope they will make their home there so that we may count 
on another Delta Gamma near us. 

This year we lose two active members, Elizabeth Hancock 
and Katherine Crouch, both are very dear to us and we feel 
that we cannot give them up. Miss Hancock as our 
organizer has worked with us faithfully and endeared herself 
to us in many ways. Parting with our seniors gives a touch 
of sadness to commencement. A senior luncheon will be 
given for the two girls at the close of the year, which will be 
our farewell meeting before departing for the summer vaca- 


Mrs. Winfield Smith, Prof, and Mrs. Priest, Lillian Miller 
and Charlotte Burgess, and perhaps others from our number 
hope to meet many Delta Gammas at the St. Louis Exposition. 

In closing we wish every Delta Gamma senior a very happy 
commencement and may the vacation bring many pleasures to 
vou all. 

Piarl McDonnell. 

Zbta; Albion Coixbgb, Albion, Mich. 

As we look bade upon the spring term, which is so near its 
dose.the girls of Zeta realize that this has been a term which 
win ahrairs recall sad thoughts. 

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tion, when we were stricken with grief— at the untimdy 
<5»th of ooe of cor active girls — ^Floreiice Bartrem. She 
wss drowned on Uae ereniiig of May 2nd, while boating on 
dte rrrer in company with four other students. Although 
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Next Tuesday afternoon and evening, June 14th, occurs our 
* 'Reunion" at the Lodge. We anticipate an unusually good 
attendance this year as many of our alumnae are already with 

We wish all our sisters in Delta Gamma a happy vacation. 

Fanny M. Tuthiii, '04. 

Eta ; BucHTBL CoixEGB, Akron, O. 

Buchtel is sending from her college walk the capped and 
gowned seniors, but we Delta Gammas lose none from our 
numbers this year. And we are glad, for parting time, even 
though it be a means to higher things, strains the bonds of 
union and sometimes snaps them. With the new year we 
expect to have a girls' dormitory finished and that means a 
fraternity hall on the campus. We are looking forward to the 
moving day with unusual joy and gladness. We are now busy 
in raising funds to help finish off our hall. 

We have not held our rough initiation as yet, but the goat 
is to be ridden this coming Saturday, and we expect to have 
all kinds of fun. Mrs. Sawyer always has the initation at her 
home, and it is far enough removed from the city to permit all 
kinds of **genteel pranks.** Then we look forward to the 
feast of good things afterward and the toasts. 

Our rival fraternity entertained us at a picnic at Silver I^e. 
Each Kappa asking a Delta. They made capital escorts and 
we girls voted the day a great success There was dancing in 
^the afternoon, boat-riding and book-reading in shady tree 
shelterd nooks. Then came the real part of the picnic, the 
feast under the trees. These are the things that keep rival 
fraternities on a friendly basis and make fraternal relations 
broader than one's own fraternity. These are the things to be 
encouraged and practised among wearers of different pins. 

And with the home going, we send you wishes for a happy 
summer. To those who do not graduate this year, we send 
a hope that you may return in the fall to your alma mater , and 
to those of the mortar-board, we wish you the dearest success 
that ever comes to those who pass out into active life. 

Lucretia Himinfton, '06. 

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Theta; University of Indiana, Bwx)mington. 

Four seniors leave us in June, May Hurst, Gae Myers, Mary 
Coble and Rosetta Clark. 

This has been a very good spring term to Theta. Miss 
Garten paid us a little visit and we felt, oh, so honored! She 
was with us such a short time and yet we all felt a lump rise 
in our throats when she left. She captivated all our hearts and 
every now and then we hear a girl say ** Don't you feel lone- 
some for Miss Garten?** 

Delpha Robinson, *02, was with us the first two weeks of 
the term and raised our spirits with her lively disposition. 

Bstella Leas of Waterloo, Ind. also gave us a few moments 
of her time. She is the same busy girl of old, and could spare 
us only two days. 

At present Edith Andrews who was taken ill and had to 
leave us in the fall term, is with us. 

Theta also gladly introduces to you two new Delta Gam- 
mas, Lola Ghormley of Waveland, Ind, and Helen Helm of 
Williamsburg, Ind. 

We have entertained with two informal dances this term and 
been entertained by Mrs. J. T. Clark, where we enjoyed a 
home cooked spread. We have also enjoyed a buck-board ride 
out to Arbutus Hill where we gathered arm loads of Arbutus. 

We are all working to form the Pan-hellinic Association, 
but as yet we have not been successful. We have hopes how- 
ever and think that a contract will yet be formed. Dr. Breed, 
the dean of Women at Indiana is much interested and doing 
all she can to form the association. 

After all these good times we are all content with the 
term's work and look forward to a jolly summer. Theta 
wishes all Delta Gammas a pleasant vacation. 

Rossitta M. Clark, '04. 

Kappa; The University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 

The new semester from our point of view, opened with our 
own banquet, which was given on the third Saturday in March 
at the Lincoln. Our impressions of the banquet, now that it 


is June, are somewhat vague. We remember that fifty-three 
of us sat in a long room, red with tulips and candles, that we 
applauded every toast to the echo, sang every verse of Delta 
Gamma song that we knew and made up many wretched ones 
on the spur of the moment, and that finally, after the loving 
cup had been passed around the great circle, we drove home 
feeling very loyal to every other one of us. 

Several of the out of town alumnae were able to be here. 
Louise Tukey Morrison came from Kansas City, Edith Du- 
mont. Fan Cole and Ethel Turkey from Omaha, and Herberta 
Janes Fonda and Grace Abbot, our toast mistress, from Grand 
Island. We were very glad to have with us one of Upsilon's 
charter members. Rose Smith. Toward the end of April came 
two or three red letter days, when the girls basket ball team 
came from Minnesota and Harriet Van Bergen and Florence 
Schuyler of Omega stayed with us at the fraternity house. 

In May we had several out of town guests down for the 
week end of the Pan-Hellenic dance, competitive Drill and 
the Minnesota track meet. On Saturday we gave an informal 
dance at Walsh Hall, where altho* every one was limp from 
the heat and the ice showed a tendency to melt, we managed 
to have a very good time. 

Since then we have been busy trying to pass examinations 
and graduating our one Senior, Lillian Robison. 

A meeting of the Pan-Hellenic Association was held on June 
sixth at which, after much discussion, a motion, proposed by 
Kappa Alpha Theta, was adopted, that the parties given during 
the early rushing season of 1904 shall not include men. It is a 
question as to whether this will go even a little way toward 
solving the rushing problem. It is worth trying, at any rate. 

Kappa sends wishes for glad vacations. 

Celia E. Harris, '07. 

Lambda; UNrvERSiTY op Minnesota, Minneapolis. 

Because the last few weeks have been crowded full of 
* 'doings'* among which the **finals** played an uninteresting 
but important part, the prospect before us seems rather 


monotonous. I wonder if you all are going to miss your 
senior girls as we shall ours — the chapter will seem small with- 
out them, even if we take in twice their number of new girls 
next Fall. There were four of them this year — ^Alice Bean, 
Elsie Foulke, Ruth Rosholt, and Nelle Stinchfield. We never 
could forget them, even if they hadn't presented us, at the last 
meeting, with a beautiful punch bowl. 

It was after this meeting that we had our House Party, all 
of the girls in the chapter staying at the lodge to get a good 
rest for the coming week of festivites. You can imagine the 

In the senior class play, given at the Metropolitan Opera 
House in Minneapolis, the afternoon and evening of May 
twenty -eight, which was called **The Apple of Discord" and 
which Ruth Rosholt helped to write, Alice Bean had one of 
the principal parts and Nelle Stinchfield and Elsie Foulke 
were fascinating chorus girls. 

Then followed class day when the troubles of last four years 
were sent up in a balloon, leaving the seniors happy children 
who rolled hoops and frolicked on Northrup Field and then 
ate their class dinner at the college inn as if they did not have 
a grand senior Prom., and a tearful sheepskin address awaiting 

When commencement was over all the girls who could 
went to the lake for a final wind up. May be we can have as 
good a time again, but it seems too good to be true — any way 
Our House has been a great success and we are happy that we 
are going to have it again next year. 

One new quotation much used in the last month is * *They 
do that down at Nebraska." This originated when Florence 
Schuyler and the **scribe" went down to Lincoln with the 
Minnesota Basket Ball Team to show the Nebraska girls how 
to play the game. Instead they showed us how it was done 
and also the newest thing in fine entertainment — Hence the 

Lambda wishes you all a pleasant vacation. 

Harriet Van "Bergen, *06. 


Xi ; University op Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Commencement means more than usual to us this for we 
are going to lose nine of our girls. We are proud to have 
them go out, but we dread to think how we shall miss them, 
Grace Kaiser, Gertrude Palmer, Ruth Hyde, Esther Aldridge, 
Henrietta Stratton, Esther Trendley, Genevieve Purmort, Mary 
Horton and Helen Stevens. But Xi has a new pledge to intro- 
duce to you, whom we hope to have with us next year, Edith 
Bliss, of Oak Park, Illinois. 

There have been so many exciting things happening in 
college these last few weeks, especially now that the dreaded 
examination time is over, that we should like to tell you about 
them all. We enjoyed one last jollification of the year 
especially. The most enthusiastic of the college men built a 
great bonfire on Medic Green, and danced around it like wild 
Indians, celebrating our year's victories in the Athletic world. 
The other college people gathered on the campus and cele- 
brated in a milder fashion by helping them sing our jolliest 
college songs. 

The campus was the scene of another festive throng on the 
right of what we call the Senior Prom. It was hung with the 
gayest of Chinese Lanterns from one end to the other, and the 
University band played fine with spirit and enthusiasm while the 
seniors and their friends, and even a few underclassmen who 
had not gone home wandered about the campus during the 
evening in a social sort of way. A little after nine we went 
into the gymnasium to see the Senior Girls Play, a clever 
little piece and well acted. 

The Glee Club concerts have been unusually good this year, 
both the Men's Glee Club and the Girls'. There are some 
promising voices among them, and we are glad to think that 
two of our girls are members of the Club. 

There is a new Delta Gamma banner hanging in our hall, 
and we are very grateful to Alpha for sending it to us. It 
was kind of her to remember our chapter, and the girls 
appreciated it. 

It is such fun when the seniors are getting ready to go home 
to see which of their pictures or knick knacks they will 



bequeath to us,^ little things that we shall hang in the various 
rooms and always associate with the girls. But they gave us 
one present which we really did prize, some beautiful silver 
foo'ks and spoons for our table service. They knew exactly 
what we needed, after four years' experience in trying to make 
the old ones go around when we had company, and chose, as 
we thought, the prettiest ones that could be had. 

The year h^s been a happy one for us, and the best that Xi 
can in taking farewell of you for the summer is th^t 
you may have as good a winter to look back upon as she has, 
as lazy a vacation, and as bright and busy a year before you 
when you go back to work in the autumn. 

Frances Eschenburf, Xi, 

Rho; Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 

With this years' commencement the number of our active 
members is decreased and the alumnae ranks increased by six 
graduates; Florence Distin, Francis Tallman, Louise Cooley, 
Evelyn Waterbury, Frances Hitchcock and Kdith Snyder. 
Ever since **moving up day," a college holiday, celebrated 
by the burial of the Freshman cap and the putting on of 
the Senior caps and gowns, we have had to realize that this 
was a fact. It will certainly be very hard not to have them 
with us next Fall. 

Plans for commencement, examinations and the final festi- 
vities have made the past month a busy one. In the midst 
of it all, we pledged Kathryu Belden of Cove, Oregon, whom 
the girls of Rho are glad to introduce to you. 

May sixteenth, our under class men entertained at the 
chapter house, which was decorated with blossoms and Japa- 
nese lanterns. The seniors spent a delightful afternoon, 
recently, with Fannie Himtley, ex-'04, and another with Mrs. 
Burchard, one of our patronesses. A few weeks before col- 
lege closed, both Alpha of Alpha Phi and Pi Beta Phi enter- 
tained us at their fraternity houses. 

In all our celebrations this past month, we have used our 
new song books with enthusiasm. You may be sure they 
received a hearty welcome when they arrived. 


Helen Griffith, ex-'02, was with us the last of May. 

The whole University is congratulating itself on chancellor 
Day's return from the Methodist conference, not as a bishop, 
but as the head of this institution. The students met him at 
the station and accompanied his carriage to his home. The 
following evening at a mass meeting, representatives from 
each class tried to express our pleasure at the honor of having 
him again at Syracuse. 

Eta chapter of Alpha Xi Delta was installed here. May 
twenty-eight and a few days later Alpha Gamma Delta was 
organized and established as a sorority. 

Rho wishes every Delta Gamma a delightful vacation and 
sends congratulations with good luck to all the graduates. 

Jam Louise Johnson ^ ^07. 

SiGBfA ; Northwestern University, Evanston. Iix. 

We have three seniors, Luise Raeder, Elizabeth Hillman, 
and Mary Ra3rmond. We are all very proud of Luise who 
made Phi Beta Kappa. Five out of the ten Phi Beta Kappa 
girls this year were fraternity members. 

For various reasons we postponed our reunion luncheon 
until commencement time, hoping to have more of our old 
members back. Now we are planning to have it at Nina 
Howard's home in Glencoe on Saturday, June eleventh. 
Weather x)ermitting, we shall sit at a large rotmd table, out 
under the trees in the beautiful yard. A number of informal 
toasts will be given, and we expect to have a very jolly time. 

Our annual formal party will be given at the Evanston 
Boat Club on June tenth. We have the honor of giving the 
last College party of the year, and we hoi)e that it will be a 
fitting climax to the college festivities. 

With best wishes for a happy summer. 

Mary Vjtymondy *04, 

232 thk anchora 

Tau ; University of Iowa, Iowa City. 

One of the happiest events since or last letter was the pledg- 
ing and initiating of Myra Lyon and Alice Swisher, both Iowa 
City girls. We gave them a most thorough mock initiation, 
which we other girls thought very enjoyable, at the home of 
Faith Willis. Our initiates took it all without a murmur and 
obeyed our orders perfectly. The next night the ritual was 
held at the home of Cathryn and Grace Crockett at five o'clock 
and was followed by a banquet at the Burkley . In a few days, 
Alice Swisher left for an extended visit in California. We 
have missed her from our circle during the Spring but she has 
now returned to us. 

One Saturday afternoon the Greek letter girls of S. W. I. 
enjoyed a delightful dancing party, the first feature of the Pan- 
Hellenic Association. It was a great success and included in 
the number ; Kappa Kappa Gammas, Pi Beta Phis, Kappa 
Alpha Thetas, Gamma Phi Betas and Delta Gammas. 

Tau has been very much honored this year and is proud to 
mention her three seniors, Madge Young, Marguerite Ragnet 
and Ruth Fleming, all of whom were elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa. Henrietta Plock takes her master' s degree in German . 

A supper spread was enjoyed at Myra Lyon's Studio, an- 
other Saturday afternoon. We placed our * 'goodies'* in the 
center and gathered around in a circle in a very informal 
manner. After this we spent an hour or more in dancing and 

Ethel Elliot, of Tau, '03, who has studied in the Emerson 
School of Oratory in Boston, during the past year, made us a 
short visit. On the evening of May nineteenth. Miss Elliot 
gave a recital, ** Madlinette May " in the Liberal Arts Audi- 
torium. On Saturday afternoon, in her honor, we girls gave 
a party at the home of M3n-a Lyon. Light refreshments were 
served. On Monday, Esther Swisher, one of our town girls, 
gave a dinner party in honor of Miss Elliott. 

It is always so good to have the old girls back again, and 
this year, Tau has been gladdened by visits from several. 
Lena Roach, *03, spent several days with us. We were happy 
to have her with us at an afternoon party at Esther Swisher's. 


The Delta Gamma song book had just been received and so 
the hours were made meriy with our music of Delta Gamma. 
At five o'clock we gathered in the dining room, where delight- 
ful three course refreshments were served. Effie and Margaret 
Thompson, of Evanston made us a brief visit. 

Eleanor McLaughlin, Tau, '03, is with us now for a few 
days, on her way to the East, where she will spend the 

Marie Campbell is, also, here now, and will remain during 

Madge Young, one of our seniors, played the role of * * Mrs. 
Bolingbroke,*' in ** His Excellency, theGovenor,** the Dram- 
atic Club play given this Spring, and she will take the part of 
leading lady in "She Stoops to Conquer,** the Senior Class 
play, to be presented, June thirteenth. 

Laura Walker, of Des Moines, entertained a number of Tau*s 
girls at her home during the State meet. On Saturday night 
they enjoyed a delightful dinner dance. 

At her home, **Oak Hill,*' M3n-a Lyon entertained about 
sixty college people, most delightfully, at cards, Friday even- 
ing, June third, to meet Miss Brewer, Kappa Alpha Theta of 
Minnesota University. 

This week stares us so grimly in the faces, with all of its 
**cramming,** yet we are planning for our June Reunion, on 
next Saturday, June the eleventh. This year, we are to enjoy 
a luncheon at the home of Marie Campbell's sister, and are 
anticipating a lovely time. Ruth Plemming, who comes back 
for her graduation, will be with us that day, also, Ethel Elliot, 
who returns to her position as assistant instructor in public 
speaking during the summer session, and also Mrs. Harry 
Spencer, of Oskaloosa, until recently known as Edith Preston. 

The girls of Tau are going to profit by Anchora's suggestion 
of a * 'chain' * letter during the summer and thus when each 
is gone to her own home, we hope to have something, next best to 
our good, old Fraternity meetings. 

Tau sends wishes for a happy vacation to every Delta 


Edith Burgi, '06. 

234 the anchora 

Upsilon; Stanford University, California. 

On account of the long journey which Upsilon's letters 
must always take, it was impossible to delay sending the last 
one long enough to include a description of our reunion on 
March twelfth. So, at the risk of sending old news, our 
account of it must be put in here. 

We were especially fortunate in having Mrs. Susie Wegg 
Smith, of Seattle, with us on that occasion, and were glad to 
hear what she told us of Beta chapter. Since Mrs. Smith, 
besides being an alumna of Omega, represents Kappa and 
Beta as well, we counted eight chapters besides our own as 
represented at our banquet-table that night, Mrs. Clute and 
Miss Case, Alice Scott, and Gertrude Weaver, all came 
originally from Lambda; Alice Scott also spent a year in Xi 
chapter; Miss Beardsley, from Phi, was here, Josephine 
Bristol from Chi, and Blanche Spinney from Tau. Several 
of our own alumnae were present, so that altogether over 
thirty-five covers were laid, an unusually large number for 
our isolated chapter. Our nine Sophomores had asked, and 
been allowed, to form the * 'table committee' * for the banquet, 
as they claimed to have a scheme of decoration which, if 
carried out properly, would surprise us all. What the scheme 
was appeared only when we were allowed to go to the table, 
and then it fairly took our breath away ; for it included, as a 
present to the chapter, a complete china dinner service of 
gold and white, made to order with the fraternity letters in a 
monogram on each piece. The mother of one of the girls 
had contributed a tablecloth and napkins with embroidered 
monograms to match those on the china. Several gifts of cut 
glass from some of the alumnae completed the effect, and to 
say that we were delighted sounds absurdly tame. This sur- 
prise started the banquet off well, and put everyone in the 
happiest possible mood. We had ten or a dozen good toasts, 
including one by Mrs. Smith. Of course we sang Delta 
Gamma and Stanford songs, and after we had left the dining- 
room we had more music and gave a rehearsal of "Every 
freshman," a play which will be described later. 

The next Wednesday afternoon we gave a tea in honor of 


Mrs. Smith, inviting the girls from all the other sororities to 
meet her. A large number of them came and had a cup of 
tea with us and helped to show her what Stanford girls are 

The evening after college closed for the spring recess we 
gave our play. It was an imitation, in form, of the old 
morality play of * 'Everyman,'* which was given here last fall. 

We had written and staged it ourselves, and found that the 
conditions and local color were effective in showing the moral 
crisis which a **flunk-card** brings upon poor frivolous little 
"Everyfreshman." Eleven of the girls took parts in the cast 
very creditably, particularly Anne Scott in the title role and 
Sue Carpenter in the double part of Flunke and Goode fVorki. 
We had a stage built in the chapter hall, with little footlights 
and all the accessories ; and two blocks of about fifty chairs 
each were filled with faculty and students whom we had 
invited to see the play. Everything went off well, and in the 
informal reception which followed, everyone seemed enthusi- 
astic over our performance, which had grown out of a mere 
* *stunt' ' originally planned for ourselves alone. 

During the spring recess, most of the girls stayed here, as 
the time was too short to go home ; and we had some jolly 
good times among ourselves, what with straw-rides, boating on 
our tiny Lagunita, and many other diversions. After the 
recess, Jess McGilvary entertained us at luncheon at her home 
at Escondite Cottage. The decorations were all in yellow and 
white, with an immense bowl of yellow daffodils in the middle 
of the table. Soon afterwards, Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. 
Lathrop entertained the whole chapter at dinner at **Alta 
Vista,'* their place on the hills back of the campus. Mr. 
Lathrop, Mrs. Stanford's brother, is the Treasurer of the 
University. Twenty-eight of us (the resident alumnae were 
invited also) were there, and had a delightful evening. A 
* 'pit-party* ' at Mrs. Parkinsons* in Palo Alto, and an evening 
party at the Batchelders place near Menlo Park, also included 
all of us, as did a luncheon given by Sade and M ary Corbet 
just before college closed. 

At the Corbets* the table was spread under the big live oaks 
which grow in such perfection around here, and was garnished 


with real Delta Gamma Marechal Niels. After luncheon we 
all wandered through the woods back of their place, and 
forgot all our examination-worries in our pleasure at being 
out of it for one perfect day at least. 

Hazel Huiskamp, '06, was a member of the Stanford girl's 
basket-ball team which met the University of California team 
this spring, losing the event after two hard fought games. 

The annual Women's Edition of Chaparral, the college 
"funny paper,'* appeared on April 29th, including the names 
of two of our girls on its "board of co-editors." Alice 
Kimball was editor-in-chief and Anne Scott on the sta£F. The 
former was before college closed elected Permanent Secretary 
of the class of 1904. This idea of having an officer to keep 
the members of a graduating class in touch with each other 
after they leave college is new at Stanford, though it has been 
successfully tried at Yale, Wesleyan, and other Eastern 

Commencement saw Upsilon send out six Stanford gradu- 
ates, Alice Arnold Lewers, Amy Louise Dunn, Margaret Bell 
Smith, Anne Lockerby Scott, Ruth Laird Kimball, and Alice 
Windsor Kimball; while Lois Kimball Mathews, A. B., 03, 
received the advanced degree of A. M. Senior week went ofiF 
very much as usual, except that instead of a farce written by 
local talent, we had the Gilbert and Sullivan opera, * 'Patience. ' ' 
It was a great success. Ruth Kimball was a member of the 
committee which had the production in charge, and four of 
our girls were in the chorus of "twenty love-sick maidens." 
Another departure from the customs of the Senior functions, 
was in holding the Senior ball in San Jose, instead of on the 
campus as usual. A special train was run from the University, 
and the dance took place in the ball-room of the Hotel 

Cards are out for the weddings of two members of our 
active chapter, both events to take place during the present 
month. Helen Lamson will be married at Portland, Oregon, 
on the eleventh of June, to Clarence Stephen Crary. Mr. 
Crary is a Stanford graduate, and a member of Delta Tau 
Delta. Five days later, Margaret Smith will marry Mr. 
Edwin James Thomas of San Francisco. 


College closed early this year, on the eighteenth of May ; and 
the girls are scattered now, all the way from Dulutb to Los 
Angeles. A number are in the Yosemite Valley, while others 
are on their way to St. Louis. Meanwhile, the chapter-house 
is closed, and we who still linger on the campus pass by on 
the other side, lest we acquire a case of homesickness. 

Upsilon wishes all her sisters a fine vacation, and success 

next fall. 

Alia Windsor Kimball^ ^04, 

Phi; University of Cow)Raix), Boui^der. 

This year there were three Delta Gammas graduated from 
Colorado University; M3n-a Thomas, Essie Care and Louise 
Wise, but with the exception of these dear girls we hope to 
have all the other girls together with us again in September. 

During commnecement week the University celebrated its 
first real class day, class days of the Eastern Universities. 

The last few months of college were gay with picnics, 
dances and long walks in the mountains. The Woman's 
League gave a play in which two of our girls took leading roles. 
Another Woman's League entertainment was a picnic in the 
Gym. It is the custom of this annual picnic to elect officers 
for the next year, and it is a merry time with dancing, singing 
and plenty to eat. 

We were all much pleased with the pledging contract and 
hope that in the near future a pledging day, two or three 
weeks later, may be decided upon. The Pan-Hellenic Meet- 
ings have been held quite regularly in Boulder. It helps to 
bring the Sororities closer together and enables them to work 
better for the same good end. Kappa entertained Pi Phi and 
Delta Gamma at a very pretty afternoon party. 

Several of our girls will be in St. Louis on University Day, 
June 28, and hope that they may meet Delta Gamma sisters 
from other colleges. Phi is so far away we seldom have 
visitors and it is a treat to meet the girls from other chapters. 

The new song books are perfectly lovely and we were so glad 
to get them. What pleasant times we will have singing all 
the songs! 


Hoping that all the girls will have happy vacations, Phi 
sends kindest regards. 

Minnit M. DaiUj^ *04. 

Chi; Cornbix University, Ithaca, New York. 

One of the most enjoyable events for Chi since the last 
chapter letter was a dance given in the gymnasium, May the 
sixth. Greens, palms and bronze pink and blue festoons 
transformed the place. We were fortunate in having with us 
Elizabeth Payne, Upsilon, and Ethel Emerson, Chi, *02. 

May the thirteenth was celebrated at Cornell as the annual 
"Spring Day." There was no work after eleven A. M. in 
order to give all a chance to see the wonderful "Mzupzi," and 
to view the * *Pu-rade de Luxe. ' ' Many took advantage of their 
opporttmity. The campus, usually so dignified in appearance, 
resembled a veritable county-fair ground. Students were 
changed into show-men, and venders of toy balloons, peanuts 
and * 'circus*' lemonade. 

Elsie Murry, *04, will be with us next year to take graduate 
work. She holds a scholarship in Philosophy. 

We have been fortunate in having many of our former girls 
back to visit us. Elsie Waters, ex-'06, spent a week with us. 
Many of our Alumnae were back to see Cornell win in the 
Memorial Day race. Among them were: Elsie Dutcher, *00, 
Adah Horton, *02, Francella Swift, ex-*02, Ina Scott, ex-'02, 
Katherine Buckley, *01, and Mary Holden, *03. 

A picnic at * 'Drivers Pond" where we tried our skill cook- 
ing supper over coals, and a day spent at Proffesor Carpenter's 
Cottage on Cayuga Lake were much enjoyed by all. 

Mrs. Smith gave us a delightful afternoon at her beautiful 
home. An evening spent at Elsie McCreary's did not, I fear, 
teach us to be artists, although we spent the time in trying to 
draw one another's picture. 

There was rejoicing at Cornell at the news that the Agri- 
cultural Bill had been passed. The Agricultural students 
showed their joy by a unique parade and fire works. 

The burning of the Freshmen caps, the rush of examinations 


and the "stately Senior** in cap and gown tell us that another 
college year is almost over. Seven of our girls graduate, and 
Ruth Bentley and Bess Beardsley, who have been taking 
graduate work, will not be with us next year. 

The last cover of the Anchora met with universal appro- 

Chi announces the birth of a son to Mrs Harriet Bliss stock- 

Chi sends greeting to all Delta Gamma sisters far and wide, 
and wishes them a delightful vacation. 

Sihra Alice Gaskill, '06. 

Psi; Woman's Coixegb, Baltimore, Md. 

Since Psi*s last letter another girl wears the anchor, Maude 
Jennings, *06, of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Nineteen hundred and six, of which Dolly Wanamaker, Psi, 
is president, entertained the Senior Class of the college at 
Mabel Caiter's country home, with a play **The Canterbury 
Pilgrims.** The stage setting of pines and bushes was very 
effective, and the seniors were loud in their praises of the 
class. This was the first of the affairs given for the Seniors 
who were kept busy until June Seven. 

Twenty-seven sat down to our banquet this year, which was 
held at the Hotel Rennert on June fourth; Mrs. Nan Katherine 
WooUett, Phi, *97, was with us and promised to live in Balti- 
more next winter, which news Psi received with great pleasure. 
Jeannette Sherman, Psi, *94, Christine Carter Bagg, Psi, *95, 
Jean Margaret Smith, Psi, ex-06, and Rosalie Pendleton, Psi, 
*03, were our out of town girls. Mrs. Woollett gave us a 
delightful account of the Phi girls and Janet Goucher told us 
of her pleasant visit with Upsilon. Alice Graham, Psi, *04, 
was toastmistress and called forth a number of enjoyable after- 
dinner speeches. 

The Southern Club Prom, was especially enjoyable this year 
and the Pennsylvania Club boat ride was equally fine. Al- 
though there was no moon, a soft yellow light on the top of 
a pole supplied the deficiency. Songs were heard in different 
parts of the boat and the effect was startling. The Glee Club 


concert was very good especially the "Medley" which two 
Senior Alpha Phi's composed. Then the end of the social 
affairs was the reception given by the college to the Seniors. 
This was in a way quite sad because everyone left farewells to 
be said then. If our two Seniors had not been going with us 
on the house party we would have felt as blue as the rest, but 
the delight of all being together with our **01d Dames*' put 
off the evil hour for good byes. 

While we are at the house party we row, sail, swim, give 
impromptu plays and have a good time generally. Psi hopes 
you will all have a good time this summer, and that you will 
be ready for the fall rush. Anna Ruger Hay^ '06. 

Omega ; University op Wisconsin, Madison. 

Reunion, on the fifteenth of March, was well attended and 
a great success. During the evening the freshmen gave a lit- 
tle entertaiment, we sang our Delta Gamma songs and visited 
with our Alumnae. 

This spring we have had several delightful picnics on the 
shores of our beautiful lakes. At one of these Cornelia 
Anderson of Milwaukee was our guest. She is now wearing 
the Omega and intends to come to the University next fall. 

The last month of the college year has been one which no 
student of the University will soon forget. In the first place 
our examinations came two weeks earlier than usual, then 
Inter-Scholastic with all its excitement came in the same week, 
and on the Sunday of the following week Wisconsin Jubilee 
celebrations began and lasted through Thursday — which was 
Commencement day. During these celebrations an unusally 
large number of out-of-town Alumnae were in the city and at 
our banquet about seventy enthusiatic Delta Gammas gathered. 
The tables were especially attractive with the carnations, 
tulips, candles and programs all of Wisconsin red. A few 
days after the banquet we held an initiation for Elizabeth Flett, 
of Racine, who will be a sophomore next year. 

Omega wishes the happiest of vacations to all Delta Gammas 
and the best of success at the beginning of the college year. 

Helen Goldsmith fVhitney, '06. 


Lambda Nu AxuMN^e; Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Lambda Nu made its official appearance at the banquet on 
Reunion Day, March fifteenth. It has been legally organized 
as a corporation in order that property may be held in its own 
right and house furniture insured. Membership certificates in 
the corporation have been issued to all girls contributing five 
dollars toward the house fund — that basis after much discussion 
being deemed the most advisable. 

The banquet was a very successful and delightful affair. 
Very many of the older girls were back and the mutual pride 
of active and alumnse girls each in the others, was both pleas- 
ing and amusing. 

Election of officers was held May 14th when the active 
chapter surprised the alumnae chapter with a dainty spread 
after the election excitement had quieted, and everyone en- 
joyed a good old fashioned jolly time. 

The house financing has been so successful this year that it 
has met with the unqualified approval of the Alumnse and they 
have re-leased the same house for the coming year. 

Aris Winchell Grant received her diploma this year from 
the Minnesota University and came up from Northwestern to 
be iniiated into Phi Beta Kappa — making us an all too short 

Lambda Nu suffers the loss of three of its members. Two 
of them are to be married next week and one of them goes 
east to make her home in Connecticut. Lambda Nu will miss 
them sorely for no matter how many others come to fill the 
ranks each one has her own individual place that no one else 
can fill. 

Lambda Nu wishes you all a happy restful summer vacation. 

Ruth Rosholt, *04. 

Psi Omicron AxuMNiE Association, Baltimore. Md. 

Psi Omicron sends greetings to all Dela Gamma chapters 
and hopes that they have had as pleasant a commencement as 
the one in which she was particularly interested. Two more 
old dames are added to the ranks, and with that thought is 
the kindred one of the separation that comes after the four 


years of college — called * 'long* ' years but in reality very short 
ones. The commencement functions have been unusually in- 
teresting this year and are ended, of course, with the particular 
Delta Gamma function, the event to which we all look forward 
during the whole year, the House Party. As this letter is 
written the House Party is just beginning, so no particulars 
can be given, but it is safe to say that no Psi who has ever 
gone on it stays at home at any time with at all respectable 
grace. But this banquet is realy a thing of the past and one 
can tell of the twenty-seven Psis who sat down to it, of the 
toasts, of the songs, and of a most welcome guest, Mrs. Joseph 
N. WoUett of Phi. This was only the first of many pleasant 
meetings with her, as she is to be in Baltimore for some time. 
Jeanette Sherman, *94, of Norristown, Pa., and Christine 
Carter Bagg, *95, of Brooklyn returned for the banquet. 

Our meetings have been held somewhat irregularly of late, 
as Spring seems to bring even more of a mad rush, but we 
have been meeting in various informal ways. Next winter 
seems so far away that to plan for times and seasons then 
seems like walking in the dark, but we shall go to work then 
with renewed energy for all duties and pleasures after the rest 
and change of the Summer. 

Mabel Mendith Riesi, Psi '99. 

Chi Sigma ALUMNiC; Chicago, Ilunois. 

Sigma Chapter takes great pride and joy in introducing to 
the fraternity the new alumnae chapter established in Chicago. 
The Association has been in existence for a year and a-half 
and has met regularly the second Saturday of every month in 
the tea room at Marshall Fields, but just recently the Grand 
Council has granted them a charter and they are now an 
official chapter under the name of Chi Sigma. 

There are forty members, some of whom are Xi girls, some 
from Omega chapter, from Kappa, Tau, Lambda and Phi, 
with of course the majority from Sigma. 




Lena Scranton, Alpha, '01, was married to Mr. Norman 
Fetters, April 30th. Mr. Fetters is a member of Alpha Tau 

Emma Coila Finley, Alpha, ex.-'04, will be graduated this 
year from Berea University. 

Grace Miller, Alpha, '04, has been elected to teach Latin 
and English in Shelby High School, Shelby, Ohio. 

Helen Williams-Hoover, Alpha, *98, is traveling in Europe 
and Palestine with her husband, who will take post-graduate 
work in medicine in Germany. 

Edna Grimes-Battles, Alpha, '02, whose husband recently 
graduated from the Cleveland Medical College, will reside in 
Franklin, Pa. 


Maude Quntley Miller, (xi, '05) was married to Reginald 
P. Dryer, also a graduate of Michigan, May 14th in St. Paul's 
Episcopal Church, Flint, Mich. A number of the girls from 
Xi chapter went to Flint to the wedding, and were cordially 

Bom to Mrs. Aldred Warthin, (Katharine Angell, Xi-'04) 
a son. 

Elizabeth Rowland, (Xi, '02), was married to Mr. Morell. 
She expects to live in Ann Arbor. 

Blanche McViety Browne visited Xi chapter for a few days 
in June. Fan Young was also a guest here at the same time. 


Corrections for tlie IMreetroy StippWmcot 

Page 26, should read : Rosa M. Bitch (His. lauc R. Hilt. 
Jr.) ex. 'ST. 

Page 64, should read : Washingtoo, District of CdttmUa, 
Un. Isaac K. Hitt, Jr. (Rosa H. Birch), 13M Cdhunbia 
Rood, X. W. 

Page 100, should read : Birdi, Rosa M. (His. X. R. ffitt. 
Jr.) 26, 64. 

Page 106, should read : Hitt, Hn. Isaac R. Jr., (Roaa M. 
Birch) 26, 64. 


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