(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Children's Library | Advanced Microdevices Manuals | Linear Circuits Manuals | Supertex Manuals | Sundry Manuals | Echelon Manuals | RCA Manuals | National Semiconductor Manuals | Hewlett Packard Manuals | Signetics Manuals | Fluke Manuals | Datel Manuals | Intersil Manuals | Zilog Manuals | Maxim Manuals | Dallas Semiconductor Manuals | Temperature Manuals | SGS Manuals | Quantum Electronics Manuals | STDBus Manuals | Texas Instruments Manuals | IBM Microsoft Manuals | Grammar Analysis | Harris Manuals | Arrow Manuals | Monolithic Memories Manuals | Intel Manuals | Fault Tolerance Manuals | Johns Hopkins University Commencement | PHOIBLE Online | International Rectifier Manuals | Rectifiers scrs Triacs Manuals | Standard Microsystems Manuals | Additional Collections | Control PID Fuzzy Logic Manuals | Densitron Manuals | Philips Manuals | The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly Debates | Linear Technologies Manuals | Cermetek Manuals | Miscellaneous Manuals | Hitachi Manuals | The Video Box | Communication Manuals | Scenix Manuals | Motorola Manuals | Agilent Manuals
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Anchora of Delta Gamma"

Google 



This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on Hbrary shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project 

to make the world's books discoverable online. 

It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject 

to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. Public domain books 

are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that's often difficult to discover. 

Marks, notations and other maiginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the 

publisher to a library and finally to you. 

Usage guidelines 

Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the 
public and we are merely their custodians. Nevertheless, this work is expensive, so in order to keep providing this resource, we liave taken steps to 
prevent abuse by commercial parties, including placing technical restrictions on automated querying. 
We also ask that you: 

+ Make non-commercial use of the files We designed Google Book Search for use by individuals, and we request that you use these files for 
personal, non-commercial purposes. 

+ Refrain fivm automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort to Google's system: If you are conducting research on machine 
translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. We encourage the 
use of public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help. 

+ Maintain attributionTht GoogXt "watermark" you see on each file is essential for informing people about this project and helping them find 
additional materials through Google Book Search. Please do not remove it. 

+ Keep it legal Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for ensuring that what you are doing is legal. Do not assume that just 
because we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States, that the work is also in the public domain for users in other 
countries. Whether a book is still in copyright varies from country to country, and we can't offer guidance on whether any specific use of 
any specific book is allowed. Please do not assume that a book's appearance in Google Book Search means it can be used in any manner 
anywhere in the world. Copyright infringement liabili^ can be quite severe. 

About Google Book Search 

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful. Google Book Search helps readers 
discover the world's books while helping authors and publishers reach new audiences. You can search through the full text of this book on the web 

at |http : //books . google . com/| 



^^^^^^^p 


1 


^^M Delta GRiimm anil Mic Wr>rl<j'« fair, 




^H College KMWnlKe' ..".1 ii.- w.Tl.l. r.,.,..,.~ 


-AnviUlf)'. 


^^H 'fhe AwcricQa Gii 1 


i 


^H Cdltorinli. 


1 


^H A Toaxt (IVietry ). 


1 


^^^L In McnuuiHiiti - 


J 


^^^^^K Clmpler 




^^^^H 




^^^^H 


• 






^^^^H 


3 


^^^B 


i 


^^H 


2 


^^^^H 


1 


^^^H 




^^^H 


j( 


^^^H 


^^H 


^^^^H 


^^H 


^^^H 


^^H 


^^^^^M 


l^^l 


^^^^M 


^^^H 


^^^^^^^ 


^^H 


^^^^^v 


J 



VoL be KoTember, 1892. No. t. 



Delta Gamma Anchor a, 



A QUARTERI.Y. 



S*ZZe3B:X2TS, .... Sdltor. 



;• • • • . , 

I* • 

- - • • 



»• • * '- • •••••••• 



" * • » 



"^c union of souls is an ancl^oK'iri'-sfoMs? 









• • • 

■ • 



MINNBAPOLIS: 
HALL, BLACK ft CO. PRINTERS. 

1892. 



THB »EW TC.?K 
I^UBLIC LIBRARY 

811786 

A«KTOR, LEWOX AND 



The AnchorA la the official organ of the Delta Gamma I^ratemity. It in 
issued on the first days of November, January, April and June. Subscription 
price, one dollar ($1.00) per year, single copies, thirty-five cents. Material for 
publication should be mailed by the tenth of each month preceding the date of 
isstae. All commtanications and exchanges should be addressed to the editor. 



Editor, — Ina Firkins, 

1528 Fourth St. S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Business Manager, — Clara Kellogg. 

State University of Minnesota. 

ASSOCATE EDITORS. 

Alpha— Mattie Hoyer 341 S. Libertj' St., Alliance, O. 

Delta— LuRA Whitlock... University of California, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Zeta— Gladys L. Lester 420 E. Erie St., Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Gertrude Taber 213 N. Union St., Akron, O. 

Kappa — 

Lambda— Avis ^pzeu^LL Grant.. .110 State St. S. E., Minneapolis. 

\:'.*X^-Vi^Hirffiife AifijELL 30 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

• ;•••••• • , 

' * Sigina— ^EIS(N1]^^ Bock 817 Orrington Ave., Evanston, 111. 

• *• \ • ••• • • • 

Tav^-tMJCRfMR^T Cleason 228 Bloomington St., Iowa City, la. 

, ,»• ••;• 

Plfi^t^TflA>fO<ST..; Boulder, Colo. 

Cfti— Harriet C. Connor Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Omega— M. Ada Walker 140 Langdon St., Madison, Wis. 

Psi— Louise W. Tull Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

Vol. IX. MINNBAPOLIS. NOVEMBER, 1892. No. 1. 

DELTA GAMMA AND THE WORLD'S FAIR. 

The question of fraternity representation at the World's 
Fair has-been widely discussed this summer, especially in 
Chicago. It was brought up, however so late in the spring 
that it was impossible to obtain any significant expression of 
opinion from individual chapters of our own fraternity and 
the delegate appointed by the Grand Chapter to represent 
Delta Gamma at the Pan-Hellenic meeting held this sum- 
mer gladly avails herself of the pages of Anchora to make 
a statement to every individual member of the fraternity 
of the plan proposed. 

At the risk of repetition to a good many readers, we will 
go back to the beginning of the movement and follow it 
through. 

On May 19th notices were sent to most of the fraternities 
and societies requesting that delegates be sent to a meeting 
to be held at the Grand Pacific Hotel, June 9th. The meet- 
ing was largely attended by representative fraternity men 
and women. Dr. Peabody — Chief of the Liberal Arts De- 
partment of the fair — was present, and promised space for a 
collective fraternity exhibit which should be "concise, signifi- 
cant and forceful." The most frequent question asked at 
the meeting was **What have we to exhibit?" and the fol- 
lowing report of a committee on a plan of exhibit was ac- 
cepted as a general answer to the question: 

This meeting recommends to all American college fra- 
ternities and societies that the exhibits at the World's 
Columbian Exposition consist, among other things, of their 
catalogues, song books, magazines, badges, flags, banners, 
and souvenirs of particular chapters, escutcheons, coats of 



4 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

arms, pictures of chapterhouses, of active and alumni chap- 
ters and members, and whatsoever is of interest in showing 
their history and present status; and that provision be made 
for the registry of all members of fraternities who visit the 
exhibit, and that each fraternity appoint a delegate with full 
power to act for it, evidenced by credentials, in the matter 
of representation at ^he World's Columbian Exposition. 

In pursuance of this resolution a meeting was held July 
7th, to perfect organization at which the following constitu- 
tion was adopted. 

ARTICLE L 

1. This organization shall be The College Frater- 
nities' Exhibit Committee. 

2. Its object shall be the participation in a collective ex- 
hibit of American College Fraternities at the World's Co- 
lumbian Exposition. 

ARTICLE II. 

1. The officers shall be a chairman, a secretary, and a 
treasurer. 

2. There shall be an executive committee of five mem- 
bers, composed of the chairman, the secretary, the treasurer 
and two others. 

3. The officers and the other members of the executive 
committee shall be elected 'at the annual meeting, the first 
Thursday in July, and shall hold office one year. Vacancies 
may be filled at any meeting ot the organization. 

ARTICLE III. 

1. The chairman, secretary and treasurer shall perform 
the duties which devolve upon such officers generally. 

2. The executive committee shall have general charge 
and control of the affairs and funds of the organization, and 
its action shall be reported to the organization of all meet- 



ings. 



ARTICLE IV. 



1. The organization shall be composed of one represen- 
tative from each college fraternity participating, such rep- 
resentive to be empowered to act for his fraternity in all 
matters connected with securing space, accepting allot- 
ments, installing and caring fur exhibits, and in other mat- 
ters which the organization may require. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 5 

ARTICLE V. 

I. The expenses of the organization shall be raised by 
assessment upon the members. 

ARTICLE VI. 

I. The regular meetings shall be held on the first Thursday 
of each month. Special meetings shall be called by the 
chairman at the request of three members. 

ARTICLE VII. 

» 

I. Amendments to this constitution may be made at 
any meeting by two-thirds of the members present, provided 
one week's notice of the proposed amendment has been 
given. 

Adopted July 7, 1892. 

The officers elected were: 

Chairman, Richard Lee Fearn (B 11); secretary, Gert- 
rude E. Small {K KF); treasurer, Edward M.Winston {^ T). 
Other members of the executive committee: Mr. Charles M. 
Kurtz (4^ r J). Ethel Baker (J T). 

Regular meetings have since been held, as provided in 
the constitution, and the following general scheme has been 
prepared for the exhibit: 

The Manufactures and Liberal Arts building is the larg- 
est on the fair grounds, and the space given the fraternities 
will be on one of its main aisles. It will be forty-six feet 
long by nineteen feet wide, with walls on the sides ten feet 
in height. The fourth side on the aisle will be protected 
simply by an ornamental railing. The rear portion will be 
divided into alcoves by winged frames ten feet high and 
eight long. This wall space will be divided among the 
fraternities as fairly as possible, and each fraternity will bear 
a share in the general expenses proportionate to the amount 
of space it receives. Next the railing will be showcases 
containing collections of general fraternity interest, and 
tables for registration will be placed in the open space in 
front of the alcoves. It is proposed to devote one alcove to 
women's fraternities, and a uniform feature of all the exhib- 



b DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

its is to be an enlarged reproduction of the badge of each 
fraternity, placed above its exhibit and visible from the aisle. 
Twenty-five fraternities are already interested in the move- 
ment, among them being A 0, F B, A A A,H A and 
K K I\ 

Meetings of the committee will be held October 6th, 
November 3rd and December ist, at which last date the 
space will be subdivided. Your delegate has attended the 
meetings of the general and executive committee, and fully 
appreciates the advantages and the difficulties in the way of 
such an exhibition for Delta Gamma. The matter of 
expense cannot be estimated very exactly. The only 
general expenses incurred by the Pan-Hellenic organization 
will be that of erecting the frame partitions, carpeting the 
floor, and providing the few articles of furniture necessary, 
such as registration tables, etc. Needless to say this will 
not be heavy. 

The expenses of each fraternity can, of course, be regu- 
lated by its own desire. The exhibit of Delta Gamma would 
have to consist, in part, of the files of Anchora, sample pins, 
banners, pictures of the chapter houses, chapter groups, 
portraits of distinguished alumnae and the officers of the 
association, some decorative chapter roll, with the catalogue, 
and any other publication of the fraternity or individual 
members. Your delegate has as yet no decided plan, but 
should be glad to receive suggestions from chapters or 
individual members. Chapter banners would be very 
decorative, and would be permanent additions to every 
chapter hall after the fair was over. They could be made 
very artistic, with good material and fine work, and some 
uniform design might be selected, to be only varied by the 
chapter letter; or the chapters might be left to make their 
own design, using either the combination of colors, the 
yellow roses, the anchor, or the monogram of the fraternity 
and chapter letters, as significant features. 

It is earnestly hoped that every chapter will read and 
carefully consider this article, and feel a personal interest 
and responsibility in this matter. It can only be made a 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 7 

success by the hearty support ^and co-operation of every 
chapter. To further this end, the delegate asks that each 
chapter appoint some one of their number, either active or 
alumnae, for membership in a general World's Fair exhibit 
committee for J F, She especially requests each chapter 
to appoint some one who is willing to give to the work the 
time and attention it deserves, and should be glad to receive 
the names and addresses of all such appointees as soon as 
possible, with any suggestions, criticisms or enquiries they 
may wish to make. Further information will be sent the 
chapters as it is received by the delegate, and each chapter 
is requested to consider the matter carefully and intelligent- 
ly, to aid the delegate with the best suggestions in their 
power, and to hold themselves in readiness to co-operate 
with each other in every measure that may seem to be for 
the best interests of the Fraternity. 

Please address all communications to 

Ethel Baker, 
3543 Lake Ave., Chicago. 



COLLEGE FRATERNITIES AND THE WORLD'S CON- 
GRESS AUXILIARY. 

This may sound as a continuation of the article you have 
just finished reading, but the main thing I want to impress 
upon your minds at present is that they have absolutely no 
connection with each other. One is a plan for a collective 
exhibit at the World's Fair grounds during the whole period 
of the fair. It was started by the fraternities, and each 
member of the committee acts not personally but officially, 
representing some fraternity. The other is a plan for a Con- 
gress oi fraternities to be held in the Memorial Art Palace, on 
the Lake Front, at Adams St., for three days in July, 1893. 
The members of the local committee who have the arrange- 
ments in hand were appointed by the president of the Aux- 
iliary as individuals, not as representatives of any fraternity. 
With this explanation I can give you no better account of 



8 DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 

that plan than the preliminary address, which is now in 
press, and will be published shortly for general distribution: 

To demonstrate the importance of the American College 
Fraternity System as a potent factor of higher education 
and of postgraduate life; to promote the beneficial influences 
of the Greek-letter societies, honored by the most cultured 
men and women of to-day; to encourage harmonious rela- 
tions in a common cause for the just recognition of their 
aims and methods, and to consider the general welfare, it is 
proposed to hold a great pan-hellenic congress in July next, 
under the auspices of the World's Congress Auxiliary of 
the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago. 

Certainly no more effective means could have been de- 
vised for a general fraternity meeting than the World's 
Congress Auxiliary, an organization maintained by the 
Exposition, and approved by the government of the 
United States, for the purpose of presenting, in a series of 
congresses, the leaders of the moral and intellectual pro- 
gress of the world. The organization consists of a central 
authority under the general officers whose names appear at 
the head of this address. There is a local committee charged 
with the arranging for each congress, to which is attached a 
non-resident but active branch called an Advisory Council. 
General, honoraVy and corresponding members are also 
appointed, and committees of co-operation chosen by exist- 
ing organisations are recognized by the Auxiliary as parts 
of its working force. 

The congresses are classified under general departments, 
divisions of such departments, and chapters of such divis- 
ions. Departments of Art, Agriculture, Commerce 
and Finance, Education. Engineering, Government, 
Labor, Literature. Medicine, Moral and Social Re- 
form, Music, the Press, Religion, Science and Phil- 
osophy, Temperance and Woman's Progress have already 
been established, each including numerous divisions 
and chapters. The assertion is therefore fully warranted 
that the congresses of 1893 will surpass in importance and 
wide-.spread interest any assemblies of a similar nature ever 
held. 

The Department of Education, of which the Honorable 
and Rt. Reverend Samuel Fellows is general chairman, 
.at present includes thirteen general divisions, in addition to 
that of College Fraternities. As instancing the thorough- 
ness of organization, the local committee of the division of 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 9 

Higher Education consists of President Harper, University 
of Chicago; President Rogers. Northwestern University; 
President Roberts, Lake Forest University, and President 
Fisk, Chicago Theological Seminary. Among the Advisory 
Council of this committee are Presidents Eliot, Oilman, 
Walker, Patton, Angell, Adams, Andrews, Gates, Low, 
Warren and Eaton; ex-Presidents McCosh and White, and 
Professors Boyesen, James and Ely. 

Arrangements are already perfected for holding no less 
than one hundred and forty congresses under that number 
of divisions of the great departments. This series may be 
regarded as constituting a world's summer university — and 
incomparably the grandest ever attempted. The sessions 
will be held in the Memorial Art Palace now being erected 
in the heart of the city. This building is designed to con- 
tain eventually a permanent museum of the fine arts, but its 
completion is undertaken before May next in order that it 
may be used exclusively for the purposes of the Auxiliary 
during the entire Exposition season. Besides its two aud- 
ience rooms, each with a seating capacity of three thousand 
persons, it contains thirty smaller rooms accommodating 
from three hundred to seven hundred persons each. These 
rooms will be used for the divisions, chapters, sections and 
committees of the congresses. To perpetuate the proceedings 
of the congresses, as the most valuable and enduring memo- 
rial of the World's Columbian Exposition, provision will be 
made for the official publication of the record by the Aux- 
iliary. 

The plan suggested is for the College Fraternities to 
hold conventions, or such other meetings as they wish at 
Chicago, in July, 1893, during the educational and allied 
congresses, and to devote one or two days to a great union 
congress under the Auxiliary. Probably ten per cent, of 
the total membership of all the fraternities will naturally be 
in Chicago at that time, and this percentage alone would 
ensure an assemblage of over ten thousand fraternity men. 
Among the subjects which might properly be considered 
the following have been suggested: The Origin of the Fra- 
ternities; The Development of the System; The Ideal Fra- 
ternity: Its Government and the relations of Its Alumni; 
The Right of the Fraternities to Exist; The Limits of Fra- 
ternity Rivalry; The Secrecy of the Fraternities; Their 
Moral and Political Relations and their Relations with the 
College Faculties; What Interfraternity Laws are Advisable 
and Practicable for Common Advancement and Protection; 



10 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

Honorary Membership and Preparatory Students; The 
Legal Status of the Fraternities; Fraternity Journalism. 
These questions and others may be discussed by the officers 
and leaders of the fraternities, their best known lawyers, 
statesmen, college officials and others of prominence se- 
lected from the organizations participating. 

The local general committee for this congress, chosen 
irrespective of fraternity affiliations, and appointed by the 
officers of the Auxiliary solely with the view of arranging 
for the congress, and securing its success, confidently seeks 
the hearty co-operation of all college fraternity men, in 
order that the advisory council may be thoroughly repre- 
sentative. It is hoped to include in this council the officers 
and prominent members of all the fraternities, and as soon 
as that object is attained, to proceed with the preparation of 
a programme, and the selection of the leading speakers. As 
it is desirable to make a further and more definite announce- 
ment concerning the congress and its council before the end 
of this year, individuals as well as organizations are cordially 
invited to offer, at their earliest convenience, suggestions to 
the committee. Communications may be addressed to the 
general chairman. 

Committee of the World's Congress Auxiliary on a col- 
lege fraternities' congress: Richard Lee Fearn, General 
Chairman; Charles Ailing, Jr., Vice Chairman; Charles M. 
Kurtz; Edward M. Winston. 

Woman's Committee on a college fraternities' congress: 
Gertrude E. Small, Chairman; Ethel Baker, Vice Chairman; 
Minnie Howe Newby. 

Beyond the general lines stated in the address, the com- 
mittee has not as yet perfected the details of the plan, but 
it can, at least, be definitely stated that there will be, in 
connection with the general fraternity congress, a congress 
of woman's fraternities at Chicago, in July, 1893. Therefore, 
it would be very beneficial to the fraternity if each chapter 
would keep itself informed on this subject, and begin to 
think of and discuss the numerous questions of fraternity 
policy that must occur to every one. For instance, shall we 
have our rr^/Z^r convention in Chicago, in July, 1893? ^^^ 
question is not at all one-sided. In its favor are the obvious 
advantages of the fair, the railroad rates, the hall, the 
opportunity for so many of our girls to meet a corresponding 



DELTA GAMMA ANXHORA. II 

number of other fraternity women, etc. Against it, the fact 
that we have already set a date for the convention, and 
accepted a very kind offer of entertainment; the fact that 
the many outside attractions might interfere with attendance 
at the meetings, and due attention to the routine work; the 
fact that we have no chapter in Chicago, and accommoda- 
tions might be diflRcult to obtain in the crowd. 

If we do not have our regular convention, we can 
transact all routine business in Akron in May, and then let 
as many of us as possible arrange our visit to the fair so as 
to be in Chicago at the date set, and have all our time for 
things that may come up there, and for the social and Pan- 
Hellenic features of the congress. 

Other similar questions will undoubtedly arise, but all 
that is necessary now is for the fraternity, individually and 
by chapters, to consider this question of a Pan-Hellenic 
congress, carry out the suggestions made in the preliminary 
address, and be ready with well considered and matured 
opinions as to how Delta Gamma can obtain the greatest 
amount of advantage from the opportunities offered. 

Ethel Baker, 

Vice-Chairman of Woman's Committee 
on a College Fraternities* Congress. 



THE AMERICAN GIRL. 

''Breathes there a man with soul so dead 

Who never to himself hath said: 
'This is my own, my native land!' " 

For me these lines were ever wont to contain a silent re- 
buke. While admiring the patriotic favor that glowed in the 
fearthat I had been constructed without the natural allowance 
of soul, since I could not honestly affirm that I had ever ex- 
perienced any thrills of emotion for "my native land," I 
could awaken in my cold heart no exultation over the fact 
that I was American born mstead of German or Japanese. 

But now I know my apprehensions were groundless. I 



12 DELTA GAMM/V ANCHORA. 

have been abroad. I have been privileged to visit some 
other nations of the earth, and now — I am patriotic! I glory 
above all things in the fact that I am an American woman! 

Oh, dear girls, it is when wc come in contact with the 
lives of our sisters in other lands that we fully appreciate the 
nature of our birthright. 

Heretofore the honor and consideration we have received 
from our native masculinity has been accepted by us as the 
natural right of our sex — as indeed it is. But when we once 
experience the lack of such general considerate courtesy in 
foreign lands, where women are treated as the inferiors who 
dare speak only when first addressed, then our eyes begin 
to be opened. We fairly gasp with astonishment when, for 
the first time we see women serving as pack animals, hitched 
with dogs to carts, digging in the streets, loading cars with 
coal and performing any and all such labor as only a man 
does in our countrv. It is when we see such relics of the 
customs of the dark ages still prevailing, that our hearts are 
filled with thankfulness that our forefathers were once upon 
a time impelled to seek a new land, where, cutting them- 
selves free from the traditions of the past, they could 
establish new, and where might be better institutions. 

It was, indeed, this breaking away from tradition that has 
been our salvation, our emancipation, as it were. The pre- 
cedent has been firmly established, and, now, the new order 
of things having been once instituted, there is no fear that 
the coming years will see any diminution in the progress of 
woman towards equality with her brothers. This much is 
certain, she will advance to whatever height her merits make 
her worthy. 

Higher education for women has become an institution 
of our land. It is a natural outgrowth of the constitution 
of our government, and we have only to note the growing 
respect with which our young women travelling abroad are 
treated, to convince ourselves that the result is more than 
satisfactory. 

It gave me great pleasure to find that the American girl 
is establishing herself in favor wherever she goes. Accus- 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 1 3 

tomed to act for herself and to be considered a responsible 
being — she travels about all unchaperoned as much as she 
likes. She is recognized at once, — "Eine Amerikanerin !" 
they say, and she is rarely subjected to any annoyaiKe. Her 
take-it-for-granted-it-is-all-right sort of an air, effectually 
disarms all meditated rudeness on the part of impertinent 
fellow travelers. To the steady going European, contented- 
ly plodding along a beaten path marked by his father and 
grandfather before him, the American girl is an anomaly. 
He tacitly acknowledges her claims to his consideration and 
respect, however, and allows to her privileges he does not 
think of granting to his own daughter. 

The Germans, in particular, are very conservative, and it 
will probably be a long time, and only after severe strug- 
gles, before the doors of their higher institutions of learning 
are opened to the women of that land. But the question has 
already been brought up for consideration, which is a hope- 
ful sign. 

While in Leipzic the past winter I attended lectures at 
the University, a privilege accorded to sixteen or twenty 
other young women, mostly Americans. The professors 
generally granted the desired permission very willingly 
when they had once assured themselves that we were Amer- 
icans. It was understood it was a precedent they did not 
wish established among their own girls. 

"I do like American girls ; they are the brightest most in- 
teresting pupils I have," said a prominent music teacher. 
'*They are so clever and determined to accomplish what they 
begin. If they have an extra different exercise they simply 
make a little intelligent exertion and succeed, where a Ger- 
man girl makes no effort at all until she is 'shown how.' " 

After a talk with another Frau oil our colleges for wom- 
en and higher education, she exclaimed. "Why I would not 
dare to let my daughter learn so much, even if she would, 
she would become so disagreeable and unloveable. We 
Germans have such a horror pf a Blue Stocking; but it 
doesn't seem to spoil you Americans," she added. 

It is considered that the German girl receives as much 



14 DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 

book learning as is good for her, between the ages of six and 
sixteen. Perhaps some lessons in English or French may 
safely be indulged in after that. General reading is not en- 
couraged. Leisure moments are employed in doing fancy 
work, " Haekelei," and " Stickerei." By way of amuse- 
ment she has the Kranzchen (circle of lady friends) and the 
theatre and concert. During the first year after school is 
finished the young girl attends dancing school once a week. 
Here are often formed little circles of congenial friends who 
continue the dancing parties for several succeeding seasons. 
Here the proud mammas, who always accompany their ten- 
der buds, keep a sharp lookout for any tender romance 
which is to be carefully fostered — or nipped in the bud as 
the case may be. 

As to the French girls education, when not taught by a 
governess, she is either confided to a convent or private 
boarding school until she is ready for the public examin- 
ation which takes place at the Hotel de villc and which hav- 
ing been once successfully taken, ends the school days of all 
daughters of France. Thus we see, in both France and Ger- 
many, the actual provision for a girl's instruction ceases 
with the High School work. 

In England higher education is offered to those young 
women desiring it and able to afford the same, but America 
alone encourages her daughters in the attainment of liberal 
culture and fosters the desire for broader knowledge. 

Let us strive then, oh America girls, to make the most of 

these great and glorious opportunities. Let us guard against 

superficiality, for the eyes of nations are upon us. We stand 

before the world as the exponents of higher education for 

women. The influence of our example is farther reaching 

than we can foresee. 

Mary B. Johnson, 

Phi *88. 



EDITORIALS. 



.The time seems short between bidding farewell to last 
year's senior girls and welcoming within our circle this year's 
freshmen, and we feel like extending congratulations and 
sympathy to them both; congratulation to the new alumnae 
because they have successfully completed four years of 
earnest work and are ready now for new worlds to conquer; 
congratulations to the freshmen because they have four 
years of pleasant work and wholesome pleasure before 
them. For both we feel some sympathy, because the be- 
ginning and the end of a college course are both, in a certain 
sense, crises in a girls life. It is ever a little difficult to adapt 
ourselves to new circumstance.s. and the freshman who leaves 
her home for the first time, and the alumna who leaves her 
Alma Mater for the last time, feel equally that all familiar 
bonds are sundered, and that they are adrift upon the world. 
Fortunately novel conditions soon become normal ones, and 
freshmen and alumnre alike will soon find the one peculiar 
place which they can fill, the particular duties for which 
they are fitted. They both need courage, strength, self-re- 
liance, patience and perseverance to be successful, and they 
will succeed, for these arc just the qualities that college wo- 
men possess. As we welcome our freshmen girls in Delta 
Gamma, we hope that last year's seniors will often find their 
way to the old circle of friends, to help the new sisters and 
to learn that time but strengthens our bond of union. 



' Again it becomes the editor's ludicrous duty to remind 
her correspondents that all communications intended for 
publication, should be written upon one side of the paper 
only. However much in need of improvement our hand- 
writing may be, we do not welcome with enthusiasm, the 



l6 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

opportunity to practice the art of penmanship, afforded us 
by contributors who forget to remember that the compositor 
refuses to manipulate copy written upon both sides of the 
paper. We may place an artificial value upon our time, but 
it certainly appears to us that we might be more profitably 
employed than in copying manuscript. 



Will the chapter correspondents also kindly remember 
to sign their names to all chapter letters? Judging from the 
number that have come unsigned this fall, one would infer 
that not many correspondents are in the habit of reading 
Anchora's editorials. We do not censure our friends for 
that. We, ourselves, dislike to be bored, and there are some 
sacrifices too great to be demanded even from friends. But 
if any member of any chapter should chance to read these 
lines, will she please consider herself officially appointed to 
inform the chapter scribe of the above request? 



The time for our perennial warning against too much 
enthusiasm and too Itttle judgment during the fall cam- 
paign has arrived. The business-like way in which the fra- 
ternity girls, now-a-days, proceed to fall violently in love 
with the potential new members, is only equalled by the 
miraculous way in which they discover a thousand proofs of 
the candidate's ineligibility as soon as it is made manifest 
that the victim prefers to worship at another shrine. The 
systematic way in which the new girls are inspected, invited 
to join and initiated is sometimes a revelation of unsus- 
pected depths of guile in the nature of woman. It takes 
the poetry out of our bond to see new members are brought 
within the circle only after a fierce struggle against the 
wiles of rival societies. We need more Pan-Hellenism of 
spirit. The bitterness of rivalry between the societies ought 
to be done away with; the natural sympathy of college 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 1 7 

women, whether Alpha Phis, or Kappa Kappa Gammas, 
Kappa Alpha Thetas or Delta Gammas, should be given a 
chance to express itself with no artificial reserve forced 
upon them by fraternity bonds. There is danger of our 
societies losing their distinctive beauty and becoming simply 
organizations. It is hard to resist the temptation of em- 
ploying methods prevailing in other fraternities, but in times 
of peace, every one realizes that our strength lies not in 
numbers but in character. The object of Delta Gamma is 
the formation of a close, sympathetic and helpful friendship 
between congenial young women, and this object remains, 
irrespective of the aims of other societies. If Delta Gamma 
had but two chapters and never formed another, it could be 
rightly said to be successful if in these two were realized 
the bond that is supposed to unite Alpha and Omega. It 
would be better for any chapter to die than to retain its 
charter by initiating members who are not in sympathy with 
the spirit of the fraternity. The truth of this ought to be 
self-evident, but the excitement of the opening year often 
seems to overthrow a fraternity's fundamental axioms, and 
renders the Repetition of old advice not untimely, even 
though it may be a little unwelcome. 

* ^ ♦ 

Every chapter should bear in mind the fact that this is 
convention year, and if any changes in fraternity policy or 
constitution are desired, now is the time to think of them. 
The convention ought not to do business impulsively, and 
the chapters should make sure that the innovations their 
delegates intend to suggest are wise and judicious ones. 
The inter-chapter correspondence ought to open an easy 
way for the consideration of vital changes long before the 
question comes up for discussion in convention. The success 
and profit of a convention depends more upon what has been 
done before assembling than upon the business transacted 
upon the spur of the moment after the meeting is in session. 
The inspiration of the moment is quite apt to be a false one, 



1 8 DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 

and should be depended upon only in case of extremity. 
Every chapter should educate her delegates up to the intel- 
ligent performance of her duties during the months prece- 
ding convention. 

It is hoped that every chapter will take into immediate 
consideration the subjects of a Pan-Hellenic exhibit and the 
World's Congress Auxiliary, as urged by our A V delegate 
in the opening pages of Anchora. Although the latter is 
perhaps the more important matter of the two, the former 
should be carefully considered. No material good would 
probably result from an exhibition of A /^pins, banners and 
Anchoras ; such an exhibit is, nevertheless, one of the 
things that have a negative value. It would be most unwise 
to refuse to enter into a movement in which other fraterni- 
ties were largely represented. A refusal would manifest a 
lack of the proper Pan-Hellenic spirit (which ought to be 
encouraged, even at the expense of much fraternity sacri- 
fice); it would also indicate a lack of pride in Delta Gamma, 
which should not be made manifest by sins of omission. 
The Pan-Hellenic exhibit may, therefore, properly be con- 
sidered from the standpoints of policy and courtesy. But 
the congress of women's fraternities should be considered 
more seriously. While the recollection of how few have 
been the practical benefits derived from the Pan-Hellenic con- 
vention, held two years ago, may seem to some chapters an 
argument of the inutility of such a gathering as is proposed 
for next summer, ought it not rather to be an additional 
reason for doing all that lies within our power to make an- 
other, and a larger convention, a brilliant success ? The con- 
vention of 91 was an experiment which in no sense can be 
called a failure. At that meeting the sororities discovered 
the common ground upon which they can stand, and that, 
considering the entire novelty of the meeting, was enough 
to do. Since then, the sororities have had ample opportu- 
nities to reflect upon and discuss Pan-Hellenic possibilities. 
Delegates and visitors would go to a congress next year 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. I9 

much better prepared to take active and practical steps for 
the benefit of a common cause, than was possible at Boston. 
But even if no important action should be taken by the 
congress, the mere fact of representatives of all women's 
fraternities meeting together for serious and friendly discus- 
sion of diflRculties and reforms, will help to arouse sympathy 
and render more cordial the existing sororal relations. If 
nothing more, such a congress would be an exceptional 
opportunity for the meeting of college women. It could 
not but prove interesting, and it would necessarily be 
beneficial. 



A TOAST. 

C Delivered after the initiation of eig^ht new members.] 

St. Peter, watching at the gates of heaven, 

Grows tired sometimes, so legend saith, and sleeps; 

And o!t some curious cherub truant 

Through the holy open portal softly creeps. 

One mom it chanced that eight sweet spirits wandering, 
Caught good St. Peter napping at his post. 

They nod; they smile, nor consequences pond 'ring, 

Each thro* the doorway steals as gently as a ghost. 

Earthward they turn their flight, thro' starry spaces. 

And, separated long, forget each other; 
But here to-night they are again united. 

In Delta Gamma they have found a common mother. 

We welcome you, dear babes from realms celestial. 
With hearts of gladness and with hands to aid. 

Long may you tarry here mid haunts terrestrial, 
And Delta Gamma's blessing be upon each maid. 

—Emily Ruth Harris, 

Lambda. 



IN MEMORIAM. 



Alpha Chapter of Delta Gamma is again called upon to 
mourn the loss of one of her most beloved members. Sister 
Fanny, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Warren of 
Mt. Union, departed this life, Sunday, June 12, 1892. In the 
few years of her earthly pilgrimage it has been hers to win 
the esteem and affection of all with whom she was asso- 
ciated. Her earnest, conscientious work, her genial dispo- 
sition, and her kind and cheerful bearing made her friends 
everywhere. While we regret that on account of a consti- 
tutional barrier Fannie was a pledged instead of a full mem- 
ber of the fraternity, her ambition to obtain the requisite 
classification, and her persistent efforts to that end, were 
viewed with satisfaction and pride by the girls and will con- 
tinue to be a pleasant memory — a perpetual benediction. 

Even while looking forward to a fuller connection with 
the fraternity, each girl felt that her heart beat in unison 
with ours, and because of this broken link in the golden 
chain of sisterhood, earth will never be quite so bright, but 
heaven will be nearer and dearer. 

And while inscrutable wisdom has transplanted this fair 
and fragile bud from the garden of earth to blossom in the 
milder clime of heaven, we accept by faith this divine 
chastening and recall those words of the Savior *'What I do 
thou knowest not now, but thou shalt knew hereafter." 

Alpha. 



CHAPTER LETTERS. 



ALPHA ; MOUNT UNION COLLEGE. 

Alpha takes great pleasure in introducing to Delta Gam- 
ma her three new members — Miss Laura Anderson, who was 
made acquainted with the mysteries of the Fraternity last 
term, and Misses Metta Bagley and Pearl Binford, who first 
saw the Delta Gamma goat this term. 

Miss Allie Toland, one of our most faithful and active 
members, has recently moved with her parents to Cleveland, 
Ohio. Not only will we miss her smiling countenance in 
the class room and meetings, but feel by the removal of 
Rev. and Mrs. Toland from the city. Alpha has lost two of 
her very best friends, by whom she has been so elegantly 
entertained in the past. Sister Allie carries with her the 
best wishes of all the Fraternity girls to her new home. 
Alpha will deeply feel the loss of another of her most 
earnest and active members. Miss Anna Elliot, who has left 
school to begin teaching in Deerfield, Ohio. We wish her 
all success in her new work. 

Mattie Hoyer. 



DELTA ; UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. 

The year that closed so successfully last June took 
from us one of the most popular and enthusiastic members 
of Delta Gamma. Josephine Maclay was graduated, and 
though we feel a sad loss in her gain, still we hope to have 
her with us quite often, as she will not be very far from Los 
Angeles. 

The annual reception of A F was given this year at the 
home of Mrs. J. M. C. Marble, a kind friend of A 1\ The 
beautiful home and grounds were decorated and lighted for 
the occasion, and presented a very brilliant appearance. 
Everyone declares it was by far the most elegant reception 
ever given here, and that it was the most enjoyable. The 
KA& and 2 X were invited, as well as outside friends. On 
this evening one new A i^ first made her appearance, Frances 
Whitlock, one of the freshman class, whom we were all 
delighted to receive. 



22 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

Our college has already opened this fall, and the year 
promises to be a successful one for J F, as several old girls 
are back in college again, among whom the writer is one. 

We are all sorry to learn that one of our former active 
members has removed to Arizona. Mrs. VV. C. Whitcomb 
(formerly Julia Chamblin) will make Phcenix her future 
home, as her husband is engaged in business there. 

Virginia and Lillian Williamson have finished their 
Normal course, and are teaching this fall. They will be with 
us Saturdays, as formerly, and we hardly realize that they 
are not at the Normal still. 

Mrs. Bertha Bruce-Parker has presented J F with an- 
other nephew, of whom we are all very proud. 

Adella Tucker, one of our last year's members, has 
entered Leland Stanford, Jr., University this fall, where she 
expects to finish her college course. Lura Whitlock. 



ZETA ; ALBION COLLEGE. 

A letter from the editor of Anchora, which was read at 
our last meeting, reminds us that we must respond at once ; 
and in return, our eyes will soon gaze on a new copy of our 
Fraternity journal, which always gives such real enjoyment 
and satisfaction to Zcta of Delta Gamma. 

This fall term opens with many bright prospects in view. 
Our girls are alive with enthusiasm, and heart enthusiasm is 
that which accomplishes the most in this life. It constantly 
enables us to go on more vigorously in that great work, 
"rushing," from which we derive both strength and pleasure. 
Zeta this term is strong in numbers as well as in spirit. We 
trust that this good spirit and determination of success will 
forever go hand in hand with our dear sisters of Delta Gamma. 

September 28th, we girls had a very merry time in our 
hall, in honor of the new girls. The loud peals of laughter 
and the witty conversation only assured us that our hospi- 
tality was fully appreciated and greatly enjoyed. 

Zeta is only too proud to have the pleasure of introducing 
to you two fair and charming maidens, the Misses Margue- 
rite Ludlow and Edith Durfey, whom we initiated Oct. 8. 

Next Saturday evening. October 15, we are to give a tea, 
in honor of our pledged girls. We all anticipate a joyous 
time. 

Zeta extends to all the "dear girls" of Delta Gamma 
many fond wishes, and a bright, prosperous term. 

Gladys L. Lester. 



delta gamma anchora. 23 

eta; buchtel college. 

Once again has Buchtel College opened and with that 
opening Eta Chapter of Delta Gamma is here with renewed 
vigor. The old girls have all returned, with the exception 
of our graduate, Miss Josephine Chaney, who is much missed 
by all. 

Sixteen is now our active chapter, two of these being 
Freshmen who have only just entered the mystic circle after 
being in "pledgedom" for some time. The initial rites took 
place Saturday the 1st of October at Mrs. Grace Olin's. 
Our alumni were invited and the event was much enjoyed 
by all. 

Rushing is now an important factor in Eta's work and 
the prospects, we flatter ourselves, are very promising. We 
have one new pledged member, Miss Hannah Theresa Alex- 
ander. She is a senior preparatory student and we are 
justly proud of her. 

Eta has already begun to propose and plan for the con- 
vention. We are very desirous that this second convention at 
Buchtel shall piove a success in all respects; productive both 
of good for the fraternity and of pleasure for the visitors. Eta 
will do all in her power to make it pleasant and cordially 
extends to every Delta Gamma an invitation for next May. 

A pleasant call was received from Mrs. Florence Mulli- 
ken Smith at the opening of the term. 

Eta extends her wishes to A V for a prosperous year. 

Gertrude Taber. 



kappa; university of Nebraska. 

After the discouragment which attended our last attempt 
to write to you we feel inclined to let this letter slide, but 
the disapproval of our elder sisters compels us to do duty. 
If this letter seems a little forced you will understand it. 

Kappa Chapter, like all the rest of you, is delighted to 
be at school once more. Vacation experiences, new girls, 
and courses of study, are, of course, the absorbing topics for 
discussion in our meetings. A large number 2//"'s are in 
school this year. Beside those who were in school last year 
there are Lena Demere, who has been in Jacksonville for a 
year, Pearl Camp and Jo Herman, who is taking grad- 
uate work and is also instructing the preparatory students in 
Latin. We sometimes feel a little hard to think we have a 
real instructor among our number, but wc never allow our- 



24 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

selves to show that it has the least effect upon us. It would 
be dangerous to our influence in the mystic circle. Lydia 
Williams is teaching in one of the suburbs. Alice Wing and 
Laura Haggard are teaching together this year. Laura 
Schoral we hoped to have with us this year, but in conse- 
quence of ill health she was compelled to drop her post 
graduate work. 

We have one new pledged girl this year — Laura Woods. 
She is an ideal Delta Gamma and we hope she will soon be 
a full member. The first Saturday of the fall term we initiated 
Helen Cook Harwood and Joy Louise Webster, two high 
school graduates. In our last letter we told you how lovely 
they are and how fit to be Delta Gammas. Now don't you 
think we have been industrious this year? W^e regret ex- 
ceedingly that two girls who were pledged last year, Anna 
Day and Georgie Case, are unable to come back this year. 

We feel that we have a great opportunity this year to en- 
large and strengthen our chapter. A great many new girls 
have come and many of them are very nice. Our university 
is crowded with new students. All the instructors are pressed 
with w^ork and the recitation rooms are much too small for the 
size of the classes. 

Over eight hundred students are already enrolled, and 
many of the old students have not yet returned. 

Our vacation experiences are delightful material for fu- 
ture programmes. 

Lena Demere enjoyed a European trip, Alice Wing went 
to New Brunswick, and some of the other girls had lovely 
trips, while those who staid at home have almost as much to 
tell. 

We had expected that all the girls would be in town this 
winter, but it is not to be. Ada Caldwell left last Monday 
for Chicago where she will study art all winter. It makes 
us feel dreadfully to think of not seeing her until next spring, 
but we know she will have a lovely winter. 

We hope all Delta Gammas enter upon this year as en- 
thusiastically as we do. We feel that we must do great 
things this winter, so please expect to be astonished by fut- 
ure letters from Pearl Camp. 



lambdia; university of Minnesota. 

I suppose, girls, that you are all just as busy as we are, 
"rushing" newcomers. But perhaps not; some of the col- 
lege, I believe, have an inter-sorority contract which does 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 2$ 

away with a great share of the anxious suspense and curious 
conjecture as to the movements of rivals, if not with the 
customary inspection parties. Such a condition of affairs 
we strove for here last spring, but all to no avail. Of course 
unless a/l the sororities agreed to withhold their invitations 
to join them until a set time, it would be of no use, but only 
a detriment, for a part of them to attempt to carry out the 
idea. And here Alpha Phi objected, and although several 
meetings of all the sororities were held and many argu- 
ments brought forward, showing the reasonableness and 
expediency of such a contract. Alpha Phi still remained im- 
movable and the four other sororities gave up the attempt. 
So we are deep into it again — I mean the rushing. How- 
ever, I do believe that eventually it will be dispensed with 
and "all things will be done decently and in order,*' and not 
in the undignified rush that they are now. 

When we met again this fall and "counted noses" we 
found we numbered nine. This number we expect to in- 
crease to eighteen at our initiation which we plan to have 
soon. There is one question, in connection with the pledg- 
ing of new membres that I should like to ask; it is, whether you 
girls use any kind of a pledge-pin, and if so, what kind, or if 
you put our colors on the pledgling, or finally, if you do as 
we do here, wait until initiation to introduce the girls. We 
have discussed the question of what is wisest to do, quite 
a good deal, and should like to know how other chapters do. 
The girls maintain that it is not wise to publish the date of 
pledging by a pin or colors, as frequently it is advantageous 
to have our rivals think a girl pledged when she isn't. On 
the other hand it seems only fair to the girl to acknowledge 
her in some way before the time of initiation. Precedence 
carries much weight, so tell us what you do. 

One of our girls, Maud Case, spent her vacation in 
France and now entertains us with accounts of her episodes, 
mishaps and travels. Most of us, however, spent the sum- 
mer quietly at home or recuperating at some lake. 

Two new buildings have been erected on our university 
grounds since last spring — a Medical Building and a Chem- 
ical Laboratory for the use of the Medics. There are now 
nine buildings on our campus. 

Well, girls, I wish you all the best of success and hope 
you all will secure the brightest, prettiest, truest, and most 
womanly girls in your institutions. 

Avis Winchell Grant. 



26 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

XI ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

Dear Sisters: — You have all been at your work so long, 
that I doubt not you are once more quite settled in the old 
ways, and have already gathered your flock of freshmen 
around you ; but this is our first week here at the University 
of Michigan. A very busy week it has been — looking after 
new girls for Delta Gamma, trying to help the helpless 
freshmen, settling the new chapter house, and arranging for 
the work of the coming semester. All this kept the girls 
very busy, and now we are beginning to see the fruit of all 
the labor. 

This year we have a fraternity house even pleasanter 
than any before, with seven girls in the house and the others 
rooming near and boarding with the fraternity. 

The class of '96 seems to have more than the usual num- 
ber of very fine girls, and the chapter has been busy makings 
the acquaintance of these same girls and trying to pursuade 
them to come with our number. Four have already accept- 
ed, but as we have not yet pledged them, I shall keep their 
names secret till the next letter. 

Saturday night, October ist, we gave an autumn party, 
which was very pretty and exceedingly successful. To- 
morrow night we have another informal gathering ; but the 
times we enjoy most are those when we can invite one or 
two new girls to tea with us, and have a quiet evening of 
music and fun together. I wonder how the older girls ever 
entertained without a house of their own ; it means every- 
thing to us now. 

With best wishes for Delta Gamma's prosperity in all her 
chapters. Xi. 

SIGMA ; NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

Sigma's autumn campaign opened the first night of the 
term with a party at the home of Miss Sara Parkes, and we 
have so much evidence of its being successful as to enable 
us to introduce to the general fraternity a new pledge. Miss 
Grace Paine. 

Miss Louise Redfield entertained the chapter most de- 
lightfully at five o'clock tea during the first week of school, 
and Miss Alice Jones and Miss Julia Murray opened their 
rooms in the women's hall for the jolliest '*spread" imagina- 
ble the evening of September 27th, on which occasion a 
sophomore, Miss Elizabeth Pegram, decided to wear our 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 2^ 

anchor. Miss Pegram made the sixth prospective ini- 
tiate, and many plans were discussed for the ceremony, 
which took place Saturday evening, the 1st of October. 
Though a rain in the afternoon caused a change in our 
arrangements, it was the most successful initiation in the 
history of the chapter. Misses Alice Jones, Julia Murray, 
Nettie J. Hill, Elizabeth Pegram, Ethel Babcock and Corne- 
lia Weinhardt braved the terrors and are now Delta Gammas 
in every sense of the word. 

We were so fortunate as to have with us that evening 
some of our older sisters. Misses Anna Crandon, Harriett 
Kimball and Alida White, Mrs. Hattie Butler-Judd and Mrs. 
Rose Birch-Hitt. 

Sigma feels that her only weakness this year is her good 
opinion of herself. She has a pretty new hall, and boasts 
fifteen active members, a larger number than for years be- 
fore. Moreover, her gain in numbers has been at no sacrifice 
of any of her principles as to quality, and she claims more 
ardently than ever faultless harmony and perfect congeni- 
ality. Helen H. Bock. 

TAU ; STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. 

The girls of Tau are glad to again send their greeting 
and best wishes to their Delta Gamma sisters. 

Our girls are back, very eager for work in all lines. The 
Fraternity begins this year with six active members, and in 
every way in better condition than last year. Our members 
have been somewhat scattered during the summer, but have 
all seen more or less of each other. 

One of our best members, Mary Alford, has gone to 
Wellesley, where, she writes, there are several Delta Gamma 
girls to keep up their interest. 

One of our last year's members, Mary Holt, is teaching, 
and as she is near us, we expect to see her often. In fact, 
we expect now to take our next new member out to Tipton 
to initiate her. We can go on Saturday and spend the day, 
and anticipate quite a jolly time. We have, so far, found 
but few desirable girls in the new class, but of course arc 
not as yet very well acquainted with many. We have our 
first initiation to-night — a very bright freshman girl, who 
lives in Iowa City. Eva Kettlewell is in every way a very 
desirable member, and we consider ourselves fortunate in 
securing her for one of our members. We hope, before the 
close of the year, to secure a good many more, and to have 



28 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

as good a chapter as we had last year, and many enjoyable 
times, which we hope all our sisters will have. 

Margaret Gleason. 



CHI ; CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

To me it is a matter of regret that our dear friend, the 
Anchora, comes around but four times a year, for my foun- 
tain pen dries up in the intervals and both ink and thoughts 
forget their flow, until Miss Firkins' never-failing postal 
starts the spring a^ain. I wish that writing to you were 
more of a habit, girls, then I might know you better. 

The Alpha Phis have been having a convention at Syra- 
cuse. Several of the delegates stopped here for a day or 
two on their way west. Talking with one of them, she said: 
•• Oh, you know we have only eight Chapters and we meet in 
convention every year, so that we know each other well, 
by name and reputation, at least. 

Now we D. G.'s don't know each other well, either 
by name or fame." Is our family too large, too scat- 
tered, too diverse in its interests, or what? You know that 
the children of large families always have better health and 
more tun at least than other youngsters. So ought we. 
Let's ! ! 

But this is a digression. I didn't mean to begin with a 
scolding. Five summer months stretch between our last and 
our present greeting. What has come to us and from us 
between the months of June and November ? Most of it is 
Interval, frohi the college stand-point, although it embraces 
an end and a beginning. Commencement seems to most 
heart-sick seniors, ill-named, for it expresses to them the 
end of everything, although it is really only a beginning of 
all ends. At Cornell, last spring, it was unusually exciting, 
because in addition to the regular and manifold exercises of 
graduation, we had races on our own Cayuga — the Varsity 
Crew with University of Penn., and the Freshmen with 
Columbia. You know, of course, Cornell's eminence on the 
water, and you have heard of Lake Cayuga's beauty — but 
neither glory can unseen be realized. Then came Com- 
mencement Day and our two seniors received their sheep- 
skins along with Prexy's Latin speech. And our Frances 
was class essayist and stood up there, the pride of our heart, 
the cynosure ot all eyes, the recipient of all applause. 

Then came the sad partings and scatterings to the four 
winds of Heaven. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 2^ 

In the summer, one's college life seems a dream — vividly 
real but only a dream. The people around one cannot under- 
stand the vital importance of class, frat., college interests. 
They seem to think we are playing at life. The summer passes, 
for most of us, I think, rather gayly — at mountain, lake or 
seashore, or else very restfully in some cool farm house, or 
quiet city home. Few of us have worked hard. To some of 
us even the summer — that interval in our real working life — 
has brought trouble. One of us has lost a dear father, an- 
other a little brother, another has spent long days at the 
bedside of a sick mother, and perhaps most of us have had 
some long sleepless nights on the threshold of our own 
hearts, fearing to enter because of the tumult within. There 
is no interval after all, girls. All life is real. 

But here we are back again, reunited. We are seventeen 
strong; two seniors, seven juniors, six sophomores, one 
special and one honorary member. Rich in numbers, we are 
consequently lazy, and efforts in rushing have rather to be 
encouraged, this year, than repressed. 

Several of the girls bring friends with them, and as rush- 
ing, like charity, begins at home, we need scarcely stir be- 
yond our own doors for repletion. We have been delighted 
to receive, for the first time in the annals of Chi, a ready- 
made Delta Gamma, Miss Rose Mills '94, who comes to us 
from Xi. We have news from Eta chapter through Miss 
Bertha Claypole, who is here for advanced work, and tells 
us many pleasant things of Delta Gamma girls at Buchtel. 

A week ago we gave a party to the new girls, all of them, 
regardless of special predilections. We entertained them as 
royally as was in our power, with music, refreshments, 
games, pantomimes, and ghost stories. When I go to a 
girl's spread, where the girls sit on the floor and talk easily 
and naturally and eagerly and well, and sing and laugh and 
are as delightful as only girls can be, 1 sometimes feel a 
pang of regret to think that I am a *'Co-ed" and not a Vassar 
Of Wellesly girl, that my bright ideas and devices are sup- 
pressed by the constant presence of hopelessly critical mas- 
culine stupidity. 

The number of girls here is unusually large, this year. 
They seem to have forgotten that they "lose caste" by going 
to college, above all to a coeducational institution, and to 
have taken a new lease on "caste." The old-time dormitory. 
The Sage, is full, and besides that two annexes have started 
up and many girls are boarding about independently. 

The weather has lately been glorious. The coloring about 



30 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

here is gorgeous, the deep uncertain blues and greens and 
grays of our full-bosomed lake, the parti-colored foliage of 
the hills, and the forests that look as if they had been quar- 
antined, and every yellow leaf were a danger signal. 

We have a new president, you know. Dr. Schurmann has 
already our deepest loyalty. He is a man of most mag- 
netic influence; he draws us to him. Cornell ! Schurmann ! 
are names we love. 

Since writing the above, Chi has lost a friend. Ernest 
Holbrook, son of Mrs. Holbrook, our dearly-loved honorary 
member, died Friday evening, under very sad circumstances. 
While testing a water wheel at Niagara Falls, he was struck 
in the head. He was picked up for dead and although he 
lived for five days, never recovered consciousness. His 
mother and sister are in Europe. Our hearts ache for them 
in their sorrow. 

H. ChEDIE COiNNOR. 



phi; UNIVESITY OF COLORADO. 

Vacation with its many pleasures, visits, journeys and 
rest is now a thing of the past, and we are again united in old 
university halls with a renewed zeal for this year's work and 
an ever loyal love for Delta Gamma. 

Last year we made an agreement with the Pi Phi frater- 
nity of this college that at the commencemeat of this term 
we would do no rushing, carry on no conversations with 
members of the school on any fraternity subject except in 
reply to questions, and ask no one to join us until the last 
Friday of October when both fraternities are to send out 
written invitations to whom they desire. Those invited are 
requested to make inquries regarding both fraternities, to 
take one week to consider it and to reply in writing. This 
plan is very successful so far, but we are anxiously waiting 
the last of October, for we hope to make some very desirable 
additions to our ranks. 

At the close of the spring term we gave a party in Un- 
iversity building. About two hundred invitations were sent. 
The kindness of Pres. Baker and members of the Faculty, 
the interest and good feeling shown us all, and the thorough- 
ly good time we ourselves had, made us feel well pleased with 
the evening. 

Extensive preparation, are being made for the initiation 




DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 3 1 

of Jennie Wise and May Fuller, whom we pledged last year. 

Bertha Root. 



omega; university of Wisconsin. 

As I sit in my room this evening looking back over the 
past life of Omega, or at least the past two years, and then 
to her future prospects, I wonder if things look as bright to 
all our sisters as they do to us. I sincerely hope they do, 
and bid you all hearty welcome. Another fall is upon us 
and with it comes all the trials and tribulations, as well as 
the joys attendant upon the rushing season. 

When we came back this fall, we were not the lightest 
hearted girls in the world by any means. We are compara- 
tively few in numbers this year, having only twelve active 
members, and it was hard to see how we could get along 
without our three seniors of last year who were always will- 
ing to take the burdens from off our shoulders. But with 
this fact before us, we come*back determined to work with 
a will and not let Delta Gamma fall behind, and before one 
week of school had past the clouds began to separate and 
we could once more see the bright sun peeping through the 
gray mists. At present we have four new freeshmen, Miss 
Charlotte B. Freeman of Madison, Miss Alice Foltz of Bur- 
lington, Miss Jessie Hand of Racine and Miss Susie Drake 
of Milwaukee. The victory which we achieved in getting 
Miss Freeman we are very proud of, for as I said before, she 
is a Madison girl and we have been working for her against 
the Kappas since last winter term, and at times it seemed as 
if we were doomed to see her wear the key; but this proved 
to be untrue, and when she pledged to us it seemed as if we 
could not wait to see her pinned; consequently she was 
taken into the mystic circle of Delta Gamma last Thursday 
night, and the goat being in good trim did his part nobly, as 
any good Delta Gam ma goat should. The other three fresh- 
men are still only wearing the omega, it being impossible tor 
them to join until later. 

We are only working for two more — "Miss Bostwick and 
Miss Moseley of Janesville. 

Miss Bostwick has a cousin who is one of our active 
members, while on the other hand. Miss Moseley has a 
cousin in Kappa, and as they seem determined to both do 
ihe same thing we are anxionsly waiting to see which cousin 
comes out ahead. 



32 D£LTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

My chapter letter would hardly be complete without 
mentioning our new chapter-house. 

It is the first time Omega has ever tried anything of the 
kind, and I assure you we are very much pleased with it. It 
seems so good to have a home with only those people that 
you think most of around you. Our chaperone Mrs. Crane is 
everything that could be desired, being one of the sweetest 
ladies I ever knew. 

Fearing that I have taken up more space now than I 
should, I will close, wishing you all every possible success. 

M. Ada Walker. 

psi ; woman's college, Baltimore, Maryland. 

The members of Psi chapter have returned from their 
pleasant vacation to take up their college work. It doesn't 
seem possible that the summer has come and gone and 
that we are really back in Baltimore once more. 

We had our first meeting last Saturday evening, and 
after all matters of importance were settled, each one gave 
an account of her various experiences, the amount of work 
done, and the many new plans for this college year. 

One of our girls had the pleasure of visiting Ann Arbor 
during the summer. She was able to give us a very inter- 
esting description of the place, and especially of the chapter 
houses, and many other things in connection with fraternity 
life. 

One ot our members is now in Germany, where she has 
been since last June, and will not return before next spring. 
She has promised to write to our chapter and give us an ac- 
count of her travels and the many curious customs of our 
foreign sisters. 

During the summer, we had a circulating letter, which 
was a grand success. It was so delightful to hear from all the 
girls, and to know where they were and what they were doing. 

College has opened this year with the most promising 
prospects. Two annexes and the college home are filled 
with students, many of whom are quite far advanced. Two 
have entered the senior class. 

We hope to do good work in our chapter this year. Four 
girls will be initiated very soon, and we have every reason 
to believe that we shall have two of the new girls join us 
shortly. 

With kindest wishes for our sister chapters, we are. 
Yours in Delta Gamma, Louise Tull. 



PERSONALS. 



ALPHA. 



The home of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McMillen was bright- 
ened by the arrival of a sweet baby boy. about two months 
ago, Hugh by name. 

Miss Elizabeth Forsythe, '89, was married at her home 
in Deerfield. Ohio. Sept. 7th, 1892. to Mr. Will Kyle of West 
Farmington, Ohio. 

At the residence of her parents, Canton, Ohio, Miss 
Georgiana E. Dowds was united in marriage to Perry Van 
Home, Sept. 14th, 1892. 

Mrs. Carrie Shrimp Goss of Omaha, Neb., is visiting her 
parents on Union Avenue, and has been attending our meet- 
ings. 

ETA. 

Miss Inez Perry, '91, holds a position on the "Akron 
Daily Democrat." 

Mrs. H. C. Jacobs, nee Griffin, is the proud possessor of 
a baby girl. 

Miss Bessie Kingsbury, '87, is teaching Latin and litera- 
ture in the Defiance, O., Normal School. 

Miss Grace Sieberling and Mr. William S. Chase were 
married at the home of the bride's parents, September ist, 
1892. They will make their home in Akron. 

Three of Eta's girls are now in Wellesly College. Miss 
Emma Phinney, formerly of the class of '93 at Buchtel, is 
taking a regular course. Miss Kate L. McGillicuddy, '90, is 
a candidate for a master's degree, while Miss Josephine 
Chaney, '92, is doing graduate work in literature and his- 
tory. 

LAMBDA. 

Mary Mortensen, ex-90, is teaching in the public schools 
of Faribault, Minn. 

Lana Countryman, '90, is assistant principal in the high 
school at Stillwater, Minn. 

Anna Strohmeier, ex-'92, and Clara Pratt, ex-'94, are en- 



34 t)£LTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

gaged as teachers in the public schools of Minneapolis, 
Minn. 

Francis Montgomery, '91, is engaged in Kindergarten 
work in St, Paul, Minn. 

Louise Montgomery, '90, is professor of literature in the 
college at Pasedena, California. 

Florence Gideon, '88, is re-engaged as assistant principal 
in the high school at Hastings, Minn. 

Mary Weber, '89, is teaching in the high school at Owa- 
tonna, Minn. 

Clara Baldwin, '92, is an assistant in the Public Library 
of Minneapolis, Minn. 

Mary Bassett, besides completing this year her course 
in the scientific department of the university, enters this fall 
the medical department with the intention of becoming a 
practicing physician. 

The sympathy of all Delta Gamma's will be extended to 
three of Lambda's members when they learn of their sad 
bereavements. In May last Katrianaand Anna Strohmeier's 
father, Rev. A. Strohmeier, passed quietly and unexpectedly 
into the broader life beyond, and in July last, Mrs. B. F. 
Hays, the mother of our Amy Hays-Hinshaw, also entered 
into her rest. Our love, in our short sightedness, would 
protect our girls from such sorrow, but we can only commend 
them to Him *'Who doeth all things well." 



XI. 



Miss Mattie Eddy of '92 has accepted a position in the 
Sagniaw High School, and Miss AdaTarbell, who graduated 
in the same class, is at Mt. Clemens. Our third Senior of 
last year, Miss Krolik, is spending her winter at home in De- 
troit. 

June 23. Gertrude Richard, one of the class of '94, was 
married to Mr. Carson, of Cairo, Mich., and now after a de- 
lightful summer of travel, they have commenced the new 
home keeping at Cairo. 

Mrs. Howard Avery is the ncvv way we have of writing 
Lizzie Northrup's name. 

Of our girls of '91. Miss Zuick and Miss Hubbard are in 
the same places as last year, and Miss Flemming has become 
Mrs. Sullivan of Buffalo. But Harriet Lovell is going the 
farthest from us. She is just about now starting for Turkey 
where she is to teach in one of the Mission Schools. She is 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 35 

the first .one of our members to go out to such a field of labor, 
and even she does not know how much love and interest 
she takes with her. 

Dr. Mary Thompson Stevens, who went west with her 
husband directly after her marriage in the spring, has re- 
turned to Detroit, believing there is no place like it any- 
where else. 



SIGMA. 

In April last many of our girls were grieved to hear of 
the sad trouble which had befallen one of our own sisters, 
that an ideal home had been entered by death, and Mary 
Bonnifield Hormel had lost her husband. 

Miss Aurora Thomp.son Fisk, '90, was married to Mr. 
Charles W. Zenblin, B fe> U, at noon, June i8th, in the First 
M. E. Church. After the ceermony. a reception was held, at 
the home of Dr. Fisk, at which five of the bride's Delta 
Gamma sisters assisted in serving the guests. Mr. and Mrs. 
Zenblin spent the summer in England, and will make their 
home in Chicago. Mr. Zenblin is associated with the Chi- 
cago University Extension work. 

Miss Eva Swan. ex. '94. was married to Mr. Albert Win- 
der, at the bride's home in Elgin, Illinois, August 6th. Mr. 
and Mrs. Winder will make their home in Alpine, Texas. 

Miss Crandon and Miss Kimball are at home from a 
year in Europe, and are teaching in Preparatory, or as it is 
known now, the Acadamy. 

Miss Antoinette Meinhardt is teaching this year in the 
public school in her home in Burlington. VVisconsin. 

Miss Ethel Baker, '92, is taking a graduate course in 
Chicago University, and Miss Helen Babcock, *92, enters 
Mrs. Willard's school in Berlin, Germany, in November. 



CHI. 

During the summer, Anna Windman. *88, who has for 
several years taught mathematics in the Ithaca High School, 
was married to Mr. Jas. Bronson, a member of the N. Y. 
•*World" staff. Mr. Bronson is now doubly connected with 
Delta Gamma, as his sister is also one of our Senior mem- 
bers. Mr. and Mrs. Bronson are now living in Brooklyn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Tourneaure, both old Cornell- 
iains, are to make their home in Madison, Wis., during the 



36 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

• 

coming year, where Mr. Tourneaure will hold a professor- 
ship in civil engineering. Mrs. Tourneaure will be remem- 
bered as Donna Stewart of the class of '90. 

Mrs. Richard Gesner, formerly Ida Brett, '89. writes us 
of the arrival of a little girl named Gertrude, who will pro- 
bably be a very important factor in her household. 

Most of our recent graduates are teaching. Carrie Adsitt, 
'91, retains her place at Tonawanda, as does Bertha Reed, 
'91, at Geneva, and Ina Genung, '91, at Corning. Ola Capron, 
*9i, has gone to Beaver, Penn., to make a ne\v beginning 
there. 

Mabel Wood, formerly of '93, but more recently of '92, at 
the Genesee Normal School, is teaching at Aurora. 

Emma MacLauchlin — whose rythmical name deserves to 
be immortalized in Adonic verse — is no longer ''special stu- 
dent" but is teaching at Kline, N. Y. 

Of our two most recent graduates, Mary Potter, '92, 
is at her home North Easton, lovingly caring tor an invalid 
father. The other Frances Elizabeth Holman Flint — **the 
wonderful attraction of the class of '92" as the legend has it, 
who for four years has been a power in Delta Gamma and a 
shining light at Cornell, is teaching Latin and Greek in the 
Jamestown High School. 

We miss the girls much, especially our most recent losses 
as those to which we have not yet hardened our hearts — but 
I think that we each and all have a particularly and pecul- 
iarly lost feeling when we think of Mrs. Holbrook, who for 
two years has been to us a very present help in time of 
trouble. She with her daughter Lottie is in Paris, and 
writes delightfully of her enjoyment there. 



PHI. 

Zena Whitley spent the summer at Saratoga, N. Y., and 
is now taking graduate work. 

Mrs. Maude Gardener spent the summer at Santa Bar- 
bara. Cal. 

Mamie Johnson^ and Helen Beardsley, who have spent 
the last two years in Europe, have returned and the latter is 
teaching French and German in Illinois. 



EXCHANGES. 



The contributions that come to the exchange editor's 
desk in the course of a year form a motley collection of 
fraternity journals, sample copies of periodicals, weekly 
papers, public documents, advertising circulars, and compli- 
mentary tickets to distant state fairs. Some of these dona- 
tions come intermittently, some regularly. We have 
learned to expect the Annual Report of the U. S. Treasurer, 
and we involuntarily shudder when we recognize the blue 
envelope that encloses the request we receive seventeen 
times a year from the man who wants statistical information 
in regard to Anchora, her nature, purpose and circulation, 
even her age. Then, there is the Chicago firm that will not 
be discouraged, but in spite of our continued unresponsive- 
ness, cheerfully persists in the endeavor to induce Delta 
Gamma to purchase a printing-press and be independent. 
This suggestion always appears to us to be slightly ironical; 
we realize painfully our own insignificance in reflecting that 
the deluded advertiser cannot possibly be acquainted even 
with Anchora's limitations. We may be over-sensitive, but 
can we regard with anything but suspicion the sheet that 
offers us a special reduction on revolvers? Is a covert 
insinuation that Delta Gamma is strong-minded hidden in 
that circular ? Perhaps the most tantalizing contribution of 
all is the state fair ticket that always reads: "Admit the 
bearer and wife'' Very probably the editor would not travel 
from Minnesota to Texas, anyway, for. the sake of gaining 
tree admission to something she did not wish to see, but it 
is hard to be deprived of the privilege of using a compli- 
mentary in such an underhanded way as this. Sometimes a 
paper of genuine interest comes to the table, and sometimes 
an enticing title induces us to read something less standard 
than the Century or Forum, For instance, during a recent 



38 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

and severe attack of imbecility, we read the greater part of 
the contents of two pamphlets devoted to campaign songs, 
the jingles of which haunt us still, and which have had the 
disastrous effect of rendering our politics more obscure and 
undecided than ever. But be it Prifiters' Ink or a petition 
to open the World's Fair on Sunday, the Postmaster Gener- 
al's Bulletin or Our Dumb Animals, (sent in consideration of 
the goat?) we cordially welcome these ill-assorted guests to 
our table, and with entire impartiality, ultimately consign 
them all to the democratic hospitality of our commodious 
waste basket. 

Opening last year's Arrotv at random, we find the follow- 
ing description of a "Dutch treat" quoted from Kappa Alpha 
Journal, with a commentary so astonishing that we begin to 
believe the merciful forbearance of the exchanges (other 
than Anchora) is something superhuman: 

According to this method, the president of the alumni 
society, at his discreation, sends out postal cards calling up- 
on alumni to meet on Lee's birthday at a certain hour of 
the evening in the large supper-room of a certain restaurant. 
After it is seen how many are present, the president gives 
orders to the waiters to bring in oysters in several styles, 
wines, cigars, beers, cigarettes, etc., and these are consumed 
ad libitum. The eating loosens the tongues of the alumni, 
who arc often strangers to each other, and they enjoy them- 
selves hugely. After everybody has come to the cigar or cig- 
arette, the president sends for the bill, counts noses, and per- 
forms an arithmetical operation. When the result is an- 
nounced those present come forward and pay their pro rata 
at once, and elapse into the smoke and flood of witty remi- 
niscence. The cost is seldom over 81.25 apiece — not enough 
to deter anybody from coming to the next meeting. 

This inelaborate and pay-as-you-go plan might be 
adopted by our alumni chapters and state associations with 
success. Its informality is its charm. Stiffness is costly 
and repellant, and may make it impracticable to the average 
Kappa Alpha to stand more than one meeting. Social in- 
tercourse is, of course, the object. But intercourse is easier 
when edible substance, however simple, is in process of de- 
struction. — Kappa Alplia Journal, 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 39 

Try everything until some whomlesomely- working meth- 
od is found. A •*Dutch treat" is certainly sufficiently demo- 
cratic. The Pi Beta Phis have had spreads of this kind from 
the beginning. And there is not a member, we are sure, 
does not bless the day of their initiation — we mean the 
spread initiation as well as the young lady's. It is just the 
opportunity to talk over new girls, new plans, everything 
that is desirable to discuss in a committee of the whole." 
— Arro7v of Pi Beta Phis. 

Girls! Girls! Do you mean it? No wonder the Kappa 
Alpha yoiirnal\>t\\t.vcs in the subordination of women. 

A writer in The Key observes: 

"In carefully observing fraternity life, one cannot but 
feel that there lurks among our chapters an undertow of un- 
wise and fallacious discrimination as to the election of mem- 
bers, which is insidiously dragging us into a deep sea of de- 
throned power. We lose sight of our ideal. The purpose ot 
the fraternity, I venture to say, is not thought of when a 
name is presented for consideration. One cannot feel other- 
wise when you arc approached with such queries, "Is she a 
special, a sophomore or freshman? " 

It is evidently not character for which we are searching, 
but it is most emphatically what we need. 

Anchoka feels that there is a truth expressed in the first 
sentence that might profitiably be taken as a rebuke to all 
soroitics. The impulsive haste and rash precipitatencss of 
the first week of the fall term are inconsistent with the prin- 
ciples upon which women's fraternities are founded, and we 
trust that the time is not far distant when some arrange- 
ment will be made by the sororities which will do away with 
this unbecoming haste and place all of our societies in a more 
dignified position. However, in our opinion the question 
•Is she a special, sophomore or a freshman," is pertiment. 
Conscious of the exceptions we feel that as a rule the answer 
to that question goes quite a distance towards establishing 
the candidates eligibility. It usually establishes her intellec- 
tual status, with something like accuracy. The three graces 
of a fraternity girl should be scholarship, character and man- 
ners, and the least of these is not scholarship. 



40 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

■ 

By her voluntary confession that she reads as little of 
the contents of fraternity journals as is compatible with the 
fulfillment of the duties of that state of life to which it has 
pleased Delta Gamma to call her, the editor of Anchora 
has incurred the well-deserved censure of her sister editors. 
Witness these remarks from the Alpha Phi Quarterly: 

"From T)te Key we clip the following: 

'Delta Gamma is curious to know if the exchange 
editors read the exchanges. If so, as she thinks must be the 
case with some, how do they do it ? There is one exchange 
editor who does read the exchanges, and that one claims 
some of the admiration and awe that Delta Gamma feels for 
such resolution and such a **high, ascetic ideal of duty." 
How do we do it ? By dint of much patience and trial, 
accompanied, we must add, by some discouragement. But, 
after all, virtue brings its reward. There are some delights 
to gladden us as we pursue our weary way among the 
exchanges.* 

Yes, and here is another exchange editor who reads the 
exchanges and enjoys it, too. Ot course we do not read the 
translations from Levy nor the essays on Walt Whitman, 
but we do read the editorials, the chapter letters, the per- 
sonals and all articles bearing upon fraternity interests. In 
fact, we supposed that is what we exchanged magazines for, 
and can not well see how one could be able to intelligently 
write upon exchanges without reading them. The work 
upon this quarterly has l)pen, so far, a labor of love both to 
the editors and publisher, and while glad to be relieved of 
the labor — for no one knows until he has tried it how labori- 
ous it is — yet it is also with no little regret that we pass the 
work on to other hands. The exchanges will be missed 
from our table, but we do not intend to grow rusty on 
fraternity news. We shall daily pray not only to be deliv- 
ered from temptation, but from narrowness as well.'* — Alpfia 
Phi Quarterly. 

Anchora willingly admits the superior position of the 
Key and the Quarterly upon this matter, and we render the 
awe and admiration that the Key rightly claims as due for 
her self-sacrifice. We can only explain our deficiency in 
this respect by acknowledging our own inferiority. Wc 
have no "patience," and wc do not enjoy "trial," and that 
virtue is ever left to be "its own reward" has always been a 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 4 1 

source of discontent with us, for we consider it a very shabby 
remuneration. And to the Quarterly s disdainful reflections, 
we can but reply that we have never made any pretensions 
of "intelligently writing upon the exchanges," and we don't 
see why we should be accused of such a thing. But not- 
withstanding the multitude of her faults, Anchora bears no 
malice, and if the retiring editor of the Quarterly feels so sad 
at the thought of receiving no more exchanges, we will cheer- 
fully do our part towards alleviating her affliction by continu- 
ing to send the Anchora to her address. However, if she 
wants to be "delivered from narrowness," our advice would 
be, resign from a fraternity. In a case of this kind, we be- 
lieve in the Catholic doctrine of salvation by works, not 
through prayers. 

In his closing remarks for the season, the editor of Greek 
Press in Kappa Alpha Jourtud states his general platform of 
brotherly love and impartial criticism, and remarks: 

"It has been his aim not to throw a single arrow which would 
leave a lasting sting, and in this he trusts he has succeeded. 
At the expense of several of the ladies' journals, some 
humor has been indulged in, but none know better than 
these same dear girls that it was in a kindly spirit." 

This naive explanation of numerous curiosities in the way 
of criticisms is as refreshing as it is artless. We are glad to 
have \}[i^youmaVs unique literary style labelled. The "humor" 
has sometimes been of so peculiar a character that we might 
not have detected its presence but for this explanation. 
For instance (of course it is personal pique that prompts 
this crushing sarcasm), the y<mmal, commenting upon 
Anchora in the mid-summer number, expresses himself as 
follows: 

"Anchora for April is waiting for the adaptation of the 
Greek Press to the spirit in which it is writ, so before 
opening the cover, the writer avows his firm and unshaken 
belief in the equality of man ; that man means woman; that 
he believes in education and co-education ; in universal suf- 



42 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

frage, with the universal meaning limited to man, as above 
denned/* 

After further indulging in some light-minded remarks 
upon prevailing fashions, the writer concludes: 

"And now having endeavored to occupy Anchora's frame 
of mind, the cover is turned, and behold, even the motto of 
that journal is a commend of the process through which the 
Greek Press has gone, and the position at which it has 
arrived— *The union of souls is an anchor in storms; * and 
how can there be a union of souls, save by identity of inter- 
est and impulse? Two souls with but a single thought.* 
etc/' 

The An'CHORA gratefully appreciates the Journars 
gallant endeavor to "enter into her frame of mind." and 
regrets that the endeavor was so signal a failure. Motives 
of charity prompt us to discourage our esteemed contempo- 
rary from similar attempts in the future. Anchora's frame 
of mind docs not fit the Journal; it is obviously too large. 

The yonrnaVs impressions of the women's fraternity or- 
gans are thus expressed: 

••A perfect writer of the Greek Press would have to ap- 
pear clothed in as many different humors as the seaside girfs 
costumes, and change them as often; for while there is a 
certain similarity in sentiment generally pervading the 
Greek press, it is at time apparently subordinated to the 
special *spirit that its author writ' in, in certain compositions 
upon the expendiency of fraternity policy. (Perhaps it 
would be more true to amend by striking out next to the 
last word in the foregoing sentence and substituting there- 
fore the word sorority, but for fear of offending the sentence 
will be allowed to stand as writ.) For instance, when one 
reviewed Anchora he would have to assume that there is a 
common destiny of man, and would then have to modify 
the word destiny by limiting it to this earth's actions, while 
giving to the word man a wider and more comprehesivc 
meaning than that ordinarily ascribed thereto; and in com- 
menting upon The Kcy\ the *clasp of the hand such as only 
a Kappa can give' would be the inspiring spirit, while daisies 
and pansies and pretty posies, wafted by the ocean breezes 
until the leaves and stems of the dainty flowers foriped the 
letters of the judges* comments of the Kappa Alplut Thcta, 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 43 

Less euphonious, more matter of fact, and probably with an 
intervening medium would the critic's mind meditate upon 
the Trident, for while it paints the pansies and print poetry, 
it affects disregard of all save the intellectual or utilitar- 
ian. And so on down the list to the Record and Beta Theta 
Pi the same rule prevails, and he would indeed be a versatile 
genius who could adopt himself to those circumstances 
which would constitute him a perfect judge." 

Again we disagree with our critic. When the Joiinial 
asserts that in reviewing Anchora one must "assume that 
there is a common destiny of man" and that "man means 
woman," he mistakes our platform. Anchora is very far 
from believing in the "common destiny of man," so far in- 
deed, that she disputes the truth of the first clause of consti- 
tution of the United States. Otlur things being equal we 
believe in the common destiny of men, yes — and of women, 
without regard to race, color or previous condition of servi- 
tude, not otherwise. 



The first number ol "77/^ College Fraiertdty,'' the new 
organ devoted to the interests of Pan-Hellenism, has just 
reached our table. The editor invites the support of all 
Greeks and writes: 

"The members of the college fraternity world agree in 
all things and differ in none. They all are endeavoring to 
achieve the same end and all are making use of the same 
means. There is between all college fraternities and all of 
their members a community of interest. We believe that 
that community of interest has never been properly fostered 
and developed. We believe that in the development of 
this common interest between members of all college frater- 
nities is the secret of the greater successes that are yet to 
be accomplished and the key to their correct solution. We 
believe that every gain for one fraternity is a gain for all. 
We believe that the American College Fraternity system is 
but in the dawn of its useful career and that the successes it 
has scored in the past simply foreshadow what it is destined 
to accomplish. These are the reasons for the existence of 
The College Fraternity." 



44 DELTA GAMMA ANXHORA. 

The ''College Fraternity will be issued monthly durinjj 
the college year. The price is two dollars a year and sub- 
scriptions should be sent to Mr. F. M. Crossett. P. O. Box 
2887, New York City. 

This is the sort of fraternity enterprise that should be 
encouraged. A Pan-Hellenic organ properly and impartially 
conducted ought to become a power for good among all 
fraternities, and the movement deserves substantial support. 
It will repay every chapter of Delta Gamma to subscribe for 
the paper. 



Vol. iz. January, 1^95. No. 3. 



Delta Gamma Anchor a, 



A QXJARTERI.Y. 



TSiTJL S*XZ%3B:Z2T0, .... SdLltor. 



«< 



'^c unioTi of souls is an QPcl^or in storms." 



ICINNBAPOLIS: 

HALL, BLACK * CO. PBINTBBS. 

1893. 



The Anchora is the official organ of the Delta Gamma Fratemit j. It is 
issned on the first days of Norember, January* April and June. Subscription 
price, #ne dollar ($1.00) per year, single copies, thirty-five cents. Material for 
publication should be mailed by the tenth of each month preceding the date of 
issue. All communications and exchanges should be addressed to the editor. 



Editor. — Ina Firkins, 

1528 Fourth St. S. £., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Business Manager, — Clara Kellogg. 

1^ State University of Minnesota. 

ASSOCATE EDITORS. 

Alpha— Hattie Hoyer 341 S. Liberty St., Alliance, O. 

Delta— LuRA Whitlock... University of California, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Zeta— Gladys L. Lester 420 £. Brie St., Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Gertrude Taber 213 N. Union St., Akron, O. 

Kappa— Helen Gregory 1230 L. Street, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda— Avis Winchell Grant.. .110 State St. S. E., Minneapolis. 

Xi— Grace Sturgis Delta Gamma Lodge, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Sigma— Helen H. Bock 817 Orrington Ave., Evanston, III. 

Tau— Margaret Gleason 228 Bloomington St., Iowa City, la. 

Phi— Bertha Root Boulder, Colo. 

Chi— Harriet C. Connor Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Omega— M. Ada Walker 140 Langdon St., Madison, Wis. 

Psi— Elena Erich 615 Park Ave., Baltimore, Md. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA, 



Vol. IX. MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY, 1893. No. 2, 

THE GIRL WHO HAS NOTHING TO DO. 

There is a variety of reasons why (and when you come 
to think of it there is for almost everything) some girls 
have, in popular opinion, nothing to do. 

Limiting the class to college girls for the moment: 
they have come home educated — presumably — and full of 
new interests, but for some one of the number of reasons 
suggested above they may decide to settle down at home 
and — in the judgment of their neighbors — do nothing. 

Delusion of the ignorant! 

Idle fancy of unseeing eyes and unhearing ears! 

Gentle readers — why are readers called gentle when 
they are so often ungentle? — if you are chasing the ignis fatuus 
of rest among girls who "have nothing to do," be warned in 
time that your labor is in vain. Wearied in mind and body 
with your clients or your patients or your pupils, you have 
sighed vainly for the estate of the girl who, free from worry 
and hurry, has nothing to do! Change places with your sis- 
ter for a week, and, if then you do not long for your old way, 
your benevolence, your charity, your strength and cour- 
age are unbounded and inexhaustible. 

You ask me for the person who gives the most for the 
least return, whose time and strength is least her own, who 
is least understood and least appreciated, and I point you to 
the girl who "has nothing to do!" From Monday morning 
till Sunday night there is no respite from the multiple and 
multifarious calls which come to her. 

Her church comes first usually. "Miss is at home 

now and has nothing to do, she will take a class in Sunday 
School, or she will play, or she will sing in the choir,*' as the 



46 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

case may be. She is made chairman of inert committees 
for various organizations; she is requested to prepare papers 
for meetings of different sorts on all sorts of unexplored 
topics; she is begged to arrange programs for entertain- 
ments, furnish suitable recitations and music for the children 
taking part, and to drill the performancers. Every request is 
prefaced with the statement that "as you are not busy, 
etc,** and is couched in such flattering terms as to make any- 
thing but a cheerful acquiescence impossible. So she spends 
her days going to rehearsals and meetings, helping to carry 
on every kind of work, social, religious, educational, philan- 
thropic — looked to by everyone for assistance in all sorts of 
things till few are the moments she can call her own. 

All her cherished plans for reading, painting or writing, 
fly to the winds. Instead of pictures she makes bread (an* 
its good bread your college girl can make, too). Instead of 
fashioning dainty mouchoir cases she helps to mend the 
rents which any day may bring forth in the garments of 
Young America. She helps to get hard examples in frac- 
tions and hears spelling lessons. She dreams of great 
novels and wakes to write a receipt for mixed pickles. Be- 
cause she has nothing to do, she takes a sick teacher's place 
at school; because she is not busy she stays in her father's 
office several hours a week; because she is not needed any- 
where, she takes care of a sick baby while its worn-out 
mother rests. Because she has nothing to do she is the 
busiest young woman in town from one week's end to the 
other, and when, at the close of a day on which she has 
written a paper for the missionary society on the ''Nature of 
the Soudanese,'* sent a long letter of information to the 
chairman of the Board of Lady Managers, studied her Sun- 
day School lesson, mended her gloves and attended choir 
rehearsal — she receives at night this request from the editor 
of her fraternity journal, and a fanner friend, "you haven't 
anything to do, so please write me a good, interesting, orig- 
inal and appropriate article upon some new, important, in- 
structive and suitable subject. Send by Dec. 15th and 
oblige. Yours, etc." 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 47 

This is the last straw. The girl who has nothing to do 
inntbles (there is no word but this most ungraceful one 
which expresses her utter collapse) into bed with a fervent 
wish that, if this is doing nothing, may she at once find some- 
thing to do! 

Do you want to try it, my sister, doctor, law-yer, teacher 
or waiter? If you do you may hear of a good place to do 
nothing which you may have without charge by addressing 

One Who Knows. 



THE IDEAL CHAPTER. 

A friend of mine said to me, half bitterly, **A fraternity 
is a great thing, is it not?" To which I replied that the 
ideal fraternity is. But the ideal fraternity does not ex- 
ist, though there are varying degrees of perfection in the 
different chapters. 

The freshman just entering into fraternity life, thinks 
that she is to enjoy unalloyed happiness; that the vows of 
love and friendship she has so recently heard are to be 
fulfilled to the letter. A year or two of association with 
other human, usually very human, girls in the intimacy of 
chapter life, will teach her that something beside love and 
friendship is needed. Patience, tact, forbearance, ought to 
occupy a larger place in our minds; we need them more in 
the wear and tear of life than we do love. Indeed, patience 
is the highest proof of love, and for this reason, we girls, 
united by a common bond, and living in intimacy with each 
other, need to learn to be patient with each other's failings. 
We none of us can be perfect, because we are all only hu- 
man, and therefore the ideally perfect chapter can not exist; 
but we can all approximate to the model. Patience! Pa- 
tience! Patience! is the talisman to success and happiness. 

In number, the ideal chapter is small, not exceeding 
ten, or, at most, twelve. There are two reasons v/hy a small 
chapter is better than a large one. In the first place, a 
small chapter has a better standing among outsiders, both 



48 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

members of other fraternities, and independents. A conser- 
vative policy lends dignity to a fraternity, and it is certainly 
more of an honor to be invited to join a fraternity, whose 
local chapter is noted for the carefulness with which it ex- 
tends its invitations, than one to which anyone with a well- 
filled pocket book and a pleasing appearance can expect to 
be invited. 

In the second place, a small chapter works together 
more harmoniously than a large one. In a large chapter 
there are cliques, sometimes with no malice toward each 
other, yet working against each other in a way that is fatal 
to harmony and success. And the chance of a bitter feeling 
between two factions is a thing to be most carefully guarded 
against. The chapter is the place where **liberty, equality 
and fraternity'* should be shown forth most perfectly. Any 
attempt to extend one's personal influence beyond its 
proper limit, is wrong, and out of harmony with the true 
fraternity spirit. "In honor preferring one another," is the 
Bible expression of the same truth. 

Every girl who is invited to join Delta Gamma ought 
to have three cardinal virtues, if I may call them that. She 
ought to be a hard-working, successful student, standing 
well in the estimation of her teachers, and aiming to be as 
near the first in her classes as hard work will carry her. She 
ought to have a social nature, to take an interest in her 
fellow-students, to be accustomed to good society, in its 
best meaning the society of refined, educated, and well- 
bred people. In her personal make-up, she ought to 
possess the capacity to be thoughtful of the feelings of her 
intimate friends, and the desire to be unselfish; she ought 
to have a character above petty maliciousness, broad enough 
to see good in the girl who belongs to a rival fraternity; she 
ought truly to desire and labor for the best success of Delta 
Gamma; and the best success can never come to any chap- 
ter unless we each respect and admire our sisters in the fra- 
ternity, and are willing to sacrifice our own personal 
good for the good of all. Unselfishness ought to be the 
great end and aim of all fraternity life; without it, a chapter 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 49 

is hopelessly divided, and a "house divided against itself 
must fall." A fraternity is strong in so far as its members 
are warm personal friends, sharing each other's joys and sor- 
rows, and having the same purposes and ambitions. 

The ideal chapter will have no "rushing," which brings 
into every chapter a good many girls who are wholly unde- 
sirable, girls who have not yet shown that they have any 
capabilities as students, and who will never make that repu- 
tation as a student which every Delta Gamma ought to 
have. But they come to college, by their dress, manners, 
and personal appearance make a pleasing impression, and 
are forthwith "rushed in." After a few weeks the awaken- 
ing comes, and we find we have a girl who is no special 
credit to the chapter, if not a positive detriment. These 
evils might be avoided by carefully cultivating the acquain- 
tance of the prospective Delta Gamma, by learning her 
character, and her habits, and seeing what sort of a student 
she is, before taking the final step. 

"Rushing," again, is certainly not a dignified way of 
doing business. Delta Gamma ought to have such a reputa- 
tion that a simple invitation to join, given in a friendly, 
cordial manner, ought to be enough, without pestering a 
girl to death, until she finally consents from sheer exhaus- 
tion. 

The ideal chapter has no pledged members. The 
pledged members of a chapter are usually too young prop- 
erly to appreciate the value of a fraternity, and what its true 
purpose is. They cannot be told of fraternity business, and 
yet they cannot help surmising what is going on, and talk- 
ing about it. The chapter which gives no invitation to a 
girl below the freshman class, certainly is more to be com- 
mended than the one which is continually looking out for 
girls in the preparatory classes who would "make good 
Delta Gammas." And I believe that the habit of not in- 
viting a girl until she is classified high enough to be initi- 
ated, would raise the chapter higher in the estimation of 
the college world. 

The ideal chapter has no debts. It "pays as it goes," 



50 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

and if it has not the ready cash to pay for what it wants, it 
goes without. The members of the ideal chapter pay their 
dues as soon as they possibly can, and have the matter on 
their hearts and consciences. In the ideal chapter, the 
right and duty of a secret ballot are religiously observed. 

"Will you vote for Miss ?* is a question which should 

never be asked. And if a girl whom we have desired is ex- 
cluded, we should not allow any bitter feelings to linger in 
our hearts. Far better that we should be disappointed and 
conquer that natural feeling than that a girl whom all are 
not prepared to admire and respect should enter into our 
chapter life to cause discord where it is absolutely necessary 
to have harmony. 

We each have our own ideal of chapter life; we ought 
each to live up to that ideal. To do so we must culti- 
vate more diligently and persistently the habit of unselfish- 
ness, of thoughtfulness for other's comfort, and of patience 
and forbearance with each other's failings, "considering 
thyself, lest thou also be tempted." 

Grace Coggeshall, 

Zeta, *94. 



GIRLS IN CLASS POLITICS. 

In a university where an overwhelming majority of each 
class consists of men, the women are prone to leave to them 
all business relating to the class. This is not as it should 
be. The girls are taxed as much as the men, and we 
learned, long ago, that taxation without representation is 
tyrrany. Tyrant is a strong name to apply to the average, 
courteous college student, but yet in some of our eastern 
universities, the girls are held in restraint by customs 
wholly unreasonable and tyrannical. Two of the class 
offices at Cornell, by a time-honored custom, belong to the 
women, but the men have not considered it necessary to 
consult the girls upon their choice of candidates, and so 
have arranged for certain young ladies on election day. the 
pleasant surprise of seeing their names on the ballot. As 



DELTA GAMMA ANXHORA. 5 1 

the men form a strong majority, it is inevitable that they shall 
wield the larger power, but the feminine opinion ought, at 
least, to be known and felt. The girls ought to Ue more 
regular, than is usually the case, at class meetings, so that 
curiosity at sight of them may not counteract all the good 
influence they may have. 

A week ago, a girl of '96 rose at her first class meeting 
and protested against the adoption of red and blue as class 
colors, saying that they savored too much of the Salvation 
Army. The debate was broken up by the shouts of laugh- 
ter, but the girl won the day. 

How is it with you Western **Co-eds?*' I suspect that 
you are more emancipated than we, and perhaps some of 
you even subject Alma Mater to a sort of unwritten petti- 
coat government. Tell me how you do it, if it is in any 
other way than by superiority of members. 

Leona Bowman, 

Chi. 

The state of affairs revealed by Chi's communication is 
something of a surprise to us "Western Co-eds". The 
political influence of young women at Cornell certainly 
seems in a very weak condition, and we do not feel compe- 
tent to prescribe for such a desperate case. Patience, 
steady insistence, and unfailing attendance at every possible 
meeting, are the only remedies we can think of. 

At our own University of Minnesota, the feminine vote is 
a very important factor in politics, but how it came to be so 
I cannot say. Within the memory of the present generation, 
it has not been otherwise, and I suspect it never was. In 
these days, about forty per cent of the students in the 
academic department are women. They can wield political 
power by the force of mere numbers. But such a large 
proportion is comparatively recent. In the class of '87, 
there was one girl (a Delta Gamma), and history recordeth 
not that she stayed away from class meetings, or failed to 
receive a respectful hearing. In fact, there is no case on 



52 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

record where the young women have not been well received 
at any meeting they chose to attend. That this should be 
an especial boast had not occurred to us till, from the above 
article and other sources, we learned of the position of our 
eastern sisters. 

We cannot claim that we have always been proportionally 
represented in class and other offices, but the slight dispro- 
portion may be due rather to lack of all-around ability than 
to greed on the part of the men. About one third of the 
class day parts, when the old fashioned class day exercises 
prevailed, one or two places out of six on the Ariel board, 
and three out of nine on the Gopher board have kept us from 
grumbling, while the election of a young lady as president 
of the class of '92 in its junior year, made us realize the 
almost total absence ot discrimination against the "Co-eds." 

We have one method of securing our rights when they 
seem in danger which I can heartily recommend. If it is 
rumored that the young men contemplate taking more than 
their fair share of offices, we meet in caucus, decide upon 
how many and which girls we will support, and then forget- 
ting whether they are "barbs**. Kappas, or Delta Gammas, 
even forgetting whether they have ability or not, we stand 
by them through thick or thin, and usually elect them. 

Such harmonious co-operation, together with faithfulness 
in public duties, and a dignified self-assertion, are probably 
the only means in the hands of the girls for obtaining 
recognition in college politics. How effective they would 
be without a spirit of justice and true chivalry on the part of 
the men, and a firm stand for the equality of the sexes on 
the part of the faculty, we dare not prophesy. 

C. N. K. 
Lambda. 



EDITORIALS. 



In view of the proposed Pan-Hellenic convention to be 
held in Chicago next summer, stveral of the sororities 
contemplate holding their regular conventions at that place 
and time, therefore it may be well to announce to the 
chapters that, in spite of whatever rumors to the contrary 
may have reached them, Delta Gamma has no intention of 
changing the date set two years ago, for her biennial con- 
vention. If, under any circumstances, the fraternity would 
have considered making the change, the fact that the 
suggestion was not made until after Eta*s arrangements for 
entertaining the delegates were well under way, would be a 
sufficient reason for vetoing the plan. It is not necessary to 
enter into an extended discussion of the matter. The 
change of date would be unadvisable for reasons as manifold 
as they are obvious. 

♦ ♦ * 

When Delta Gamma is in convention assembled next 
April, there should be no chapter unrepresented. The 
chapters of our sorority are scattered over so wide an extent 
of territory, that the opportunities for meeting representa- 
tives from other institutions are few. Consequently, Delta 
Gamma has but a very formal acquaintance with herself. 
Sympathy, extended over a distance of two or three thousand 
miles, becomes somewhat attenuated unless directed by 
personal interest. But so soon as the girl from one chapter 
meets the girl from another, relations between the chapters 
become cordial and intimate, the bond begins to seem 
a tangible thing, and fraternity feeling not all empty senti- 
ment. Convention is the time to gather up the loose threads 



54 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

of interest and weave them into the fabric of friendship. It 
is an opportunity that comes but once in two years, and 
every chapter, in spite of distance and difificulties, should 
make the most of it. If even one chapter fails to be repre- 
sented, the loss is not to her members alone; it is felt by the 
whole sorority. Next April, we wish our circle to be com- 
plete; a single break will spoil the symmetry, and therefore, 
we urge the distant chapters to make early and practical 
arrangements for sending at least one representative to 
Akron. 

♦ 

It gives the editor pleasure to be able to announce that 
hereafter every chapter of A T \s\\\ regularly receive a copy 
of the journals published hy 11 B 0, KA © and AAA. A 
has not yet been heard from, but we have reason to expect 
that her decision w'ill be favorable. Such an exchange cannot 
but prove interesting and beneficial. Fraternity women will 
thus be enabled to keep in touch with all sorority move- 
ments, will be brought into closer sympathy with each other, 
and will develop broader and more generous ideas upon 
the subject of inter-fraternity relations. Every chapter 
ought to be stimulated to better efforts and secure more 
satisfactory results by the knowledge of the good work their 
sister Greeks are doing. We regret that K K F did not see 
fit to ratify the exchange, not only for her sake, but for ours. 
The Kiy is a journal that we should be glad to see in all our 
chapter rooms, and we trust that at some future time K K F 
will deem it wise to reverse her present decision. 



Much space in fraternity journals during the past six 
months has been devoted to discussions upon the subject of 
mock initiations. The occasion thereof has been, of course, 
the tragic death of Mr. Rustin at a Yale initiation. The acci- 
dent cannot have the same significance for the sororities that 
it has for the fraternities, but nevertheless we ought to learn 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 55 

our lesson from it. The absurdities that are indulged in and 
the nonsensical rites that are sometimes performed before a 
new member is privileged to wear the Anchor have in them 
a sufficient element of danger to make the utmost prudence 
and caution necessary. The rites in themselves are innocent 
enough, and but for the attendant excitement would be 
perfectly harmless. It is the obvious duty of the older 
members of every chapter to insist, even at the expense of 
any amount of fun, that not the slightest risk of accident 
shall be run, that no ceremony shall be permitted which 
through any carelessness can endanger the health or life of 
the initiate, in the smallest degree. More than one 
chapter has probably seen nervous girls grow hysterical 
during the ordeal. We have heard of faintings, and have 
known of slight accidents that might as easily have been 
serious ones. If only the victim were nervous, no harm 
would ensue, but the ten or twenty girls who conduct the 
ceremonies are usually as excited as the trembling freshman, 
and cannot be depended upon to forsee possible danger 
and stop before trouble arises. If Delta Gamma must 
confer the tenth degree (and it would be demanding a 
superhuman sacrifice to ask them to dispense with it), let 
every member feel a personal responsibility for the safety 
of the initiates, and let no one hesitate to spoil one 
evening's fun rather than risk the faintest possibility of 
accident. 

So many personal as well as chapter letters come to us 
filled with apologies for unsatisfactory or tardy fulfillment 
of fraternity duties, and offering as an excuse examinations, 
excess of work and lack of time, that the editor is moved 
to preach a short sermon with this excuse for a text. 
Firstly, the girl who never has time enough to do the 
prescribed work of the curriculum, with reasonable intervals 
for rest and recreation, does not belong in college. Her 
preparation has either been insufficient or her ability is 
inferior. Secondly, the girl who takes upon herself, in 



56 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

addition to her college work, fraternity vows and their 
accompanying duties, and then neglects to creditably 
perform either the one or the other, does not belong in 
Delta Gamma, for she either lacks conscience or brains. It 
is an undisputed fact that many girls not only perform their 
college duties and discharge their fraternity obligations in 
an entirely satisfactory manner, but in addition attend to 
manifold social duties. They are able to do it, not because 
they have better health, or brighter minds, but for reason of 
a larger endowment of common sense. They are the girls 
who know the extent of their own endurance, and who do 
not at any time undertake to do the work of four days in 
one. They know that such a course necessitates the inter- 
ruption of regular work and entails an infinite amount of 
worry, and they protect themselves from it. Every indivi- 
dual has but a limited amount of nervous energy, and no 
one can afford to dissipate even a small fraction of it in 
fruitless anxiety. Consider the time and force wasted in 
foolish apprehension of the result of an examination. The 
girl who enters college presumably possesses ordinary 
ability; the college course is arranged with a view to 
extracting a reasonable amount of work from the student of 
ordinary endowments. It is therefore proper to assume 
that the examination will be such as the student ought to be 
prepared to pass. Let any girl consider her own experience. 
What proportion of her examinations has she. in the course 
of her student life, failed to pass? How many times has 
the nervous dread proved a forerunner of nothing but a high 
per cent, and a racking headache? College girls, who talk 
so much of strength of mind and the value of culture, who 
are supposed to have ambitions and high aims in life, should 
not make themselves ridiculous by either over-estimating or 
under-valuing their capacity for work. The first thing for 
them to learn is, how much they can do; the second is, to 
learn to refuse to do the thing that can only be accomplished 
by slighting more important duties. In short, girls, if you 
have not time, 7nake it; it is easy to do after you have learned 
the recipe. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 57 

The editor suggests the following New Year resolutions 
for the consideration of the associate editors: 

1. Resolved: That, in spite of sickness or death, the 
chapter letters be written. 

2. That, notwithstanding examinations, receptions, or 
other temptations of the season, the letters be sent promptly. 

3. That the letters be so written as to be worth Si. 15 
per page to print. 

4. That requests for literary contributions be no longer 
politely ignored. 

5. That such contributions be written upon subjects 
more pertinent than Theosophy or Egyptology. 

6. That all communications be written in such form 
that the services of an expert hieroglyphist be not required 
to elucidate their meaning. 

7. That the constitution be read, pondered and inwardly 
digested, and their lives ordered thereby. 

8. That no communications be sent written upon more 
than one side of the paper. 

9. That requests for money be regarded seriously and 
not as humorous editorial effervescence. 

10. That they forgive the editor her shortcomings and 
have none of their own. 



A TOAST. 

[Delivered after the initiation of seven freshmen.] 

An angle pure from realms celestial, 

On silent pinions borne through the ethereal blue, 
From gardens known to none celestial 

Flowers of some screner sun 
Clasped to her heart, still wet with heavenly dew. 

A day of rare autumnal splendor, 

Behold this heavenly form, our Alma Mater hovering o*er- 
Ye heavenly spirits now defend her; 

Rare buds, she, from her garland loosing 
Dropped to the earth, their fragrance there to shower. 

Trembling she paused and then ascending. 

Her anxious soul to harmony returned, 
For Delta Gamma fondly o'er them bending, 

Ere sullied with the contact of dull earth. 
Gathered the flowers for which she long had yearned. 

Sweet buds of pure humanity unfolding, 

Fulfilling now your mission upon earth. 
We greet you. Among us your fair heads upholding, 

Perfected flowers may you become ere destined, 
To return into the realms that gave you birth. 

—Bertha Stoneman, 

Chi. 



Chapter LEtTERd. 



alpha; mt. union college. 

One term of the college year has gone, and when the 
17th of Nov. told us the winter term had come and we had 
once more assembled in chapel, Alpha found the number of 
Delta Gammas in college this term was greater than it had 
been for several terms. Alpha had ten active members at 
the beginning of the term, two of whose latest members she 
will now introduce to readers of Anchora, Misses Anna 
Hole and Lorena Jester. These dear girls have been with 
us for several weeks and we feel very proud of them. On 
Dec. 9th Miss Grace Raymond became a pledge member of 
Delta Gamma and we are looking to the time when she will 
be our own dear sister. 

Miss Gertrude Warren had a very pleasant three weeks 
visit with relatives at Canton during the month of Novem- 
ber. 

Miss Cau, professor of French and German languages 
has been unable to attend to her duties at the college for 
the past two weeks. At present she is with friends at 
Marlboro in hope that the change may prove beneficial to 
her that she may be able to resume her work after the holi- 
days. 

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, three of the members of Alpha 
chapter together with about twenty from Eta were very 
pleasantly entertained by Miss Letta Courtney one of the 
girls from Eta, at the home of her sister in Salem. The day 
was delightfully spent and our only regret was that more of 
our girls were unable to be present. 

One of the most interesting dates of the fall term of '92 
was the evening of Oct. 31st, when a Hallow-een party was 
gfiven by Delta Gamma. Quaint invitations were made out 
and sent to those of the opposite sex who had been selected 
to help us enjoy the evening. The gentlemen were kept in 
ignorance of the place in question until they found them- 
selves at the home of Sister Rosa Tolerton, where we spent 
a very pleasant evening. Candles, jack-o'-lanterns and 
games suitable for the occasion were placed at our disposal 
and a novel menu had been prepared. One of the most 



60 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

interesting features of the evening was a mock wedding 
after which we assembled in the dining room and anxiously 
awaited the wedding cake and ring. After returning to the 
parlor a few minutes were spent in singing Delta Gamma 
songs. Each one carried home a novel souvenir consisting 
of three chestnuts tied with tiny ribbons of bronze, pink and 
blue. 

Miss Rosa Tolerton accompanied her aunt on quite an 
extended pleasure trip through the east last spring. They 
spent the month of May and part of June in Philadelphia 
and Atlantic City and while there visited many historical 
and interesting places, among which were Independence 
Hall, the Mint, Fairmount Park in which are situated 
William Penn's old home and General Grant's cottage. 
Academy of Fine Arts, Zoological Gardens, Masonic Temple 
and Girard College. A few days were spent in New York, 
from whence they went to Boston. During their sojourn 
here they visited Faneuil Hall, Old and New State House, 
King's Chapel, Trinity Church. They were present at class 
day and commencement exercises at Harvard College and 
also made a short trip to Newport. Sister Rosa returned 
home about the first of July very much pleased with her 
trip. 

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morris, of Greenville, 
111., was made bright by the arrival of a sweet little girl 
about three months ago. Also on Thanksgiving Day a 
little daughter came to gladden the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. 
Edgar Shimp of Alliance. 

Mattie Hover. 



delta; university of southern CALIFORNIA. 

t 

This term has passed so swiftly that we cannot realize 
that it is time for another letter as well as for examinations. 
As we have spent most of the fall in studying we have little 
to tell, except tor the exciting times we had over some of 
the new students at the beginning of the year. There were 
but few desirable girls who entered this year, and of those 
we obtained all that we wished, so now we glory in our ten 
pledged members. Over two of them we had a hard fight, 
as our Greek friends tried to get them to resign from us. 
After our victory we had an afternoon tea in their honor, at 
the home of the Misses Williamson. We had a delightful 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 6 1 

time and succeeded in having more of our alumnae with us 
than we have had for a long time. 

We have been puzzling our wits over our exhibit for the 
World's Fair. We have not yet succeeded in discovering 
an idea of any kind, good or bad. If any of the other 
chapters have thought of anything, Delta chapter would be 
glad to hear of it. 

We are so far away from the other chapters ol ^ F that 
we seldom see any ^ F's except our own members; but this 
year we are glad to have near us Miss Montgomery, who is 
teaching at Troop University. We have met her and think 
if all the other ^ r*s are as sweet as she that we shall be 
very glad to see them. 

We have always intended to send a delegate to the ^ F 
convention, and could send one this year if it were not for 
the awkward time in the year that the convention is held. 
If it were only held in July we might all be able to attend, 
but the trip takes so much of one's time — then the conven- 
tion — that, if the delegate should make all possible speed, 
she could not but miss about a third of a term. 

We hope to see a great many of our sisters during the 
World's Fair if we are not able to attend the convention. 

Yours in ^ F, 

LuRA Whitlock. 



delta; ALBION COLLEGE, MICH. 

I deeply regret my sisters have to be so bored with the 
letter I am about to write. If writing to them were 
more of a habit, I would feel better acquainted, and trust 
that letter writing would be far more interesting. After 
considering the great honor Delta has bestowed upon me, 
duty and loyalty whisper, I must do my prettiest. 

Our meetings this term have been pleasant and interest- 
ing; we all feel we have a strong love and a great attach- 
ment for one another, and Delta claims more ardently than 
ever real harmony and perfect congeniality. Last Saturday 
evening we had a delightful meeting. After all matters of 
importance were settled, we were then ready and willing to 
discuss the wedding of one of our dear sisters. Miss Martha 
Brockway, which is to take place Wednesday evening, Dec. 
14th, 1892. We all regret to lose her very much, as she was 
a generous and an enthusiastic little worker. Before the 
girls departed we decided to go and give her our farewell 
serenade, we sang some of our thrilling Delta Gamma songs 



62 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

and were heartily encored. Good nights and pleasant 
dreams were extended, then we departed for our various 
homes, realizing we were greatly benefited by our pleasant 
meeting. 

1 suppose, girls, you are all just as busy as we are. pre- 
paring for examinations, and Christmas gifts. After exam- 
inations and hard work, wc are all rewarded with that 
pleasant meeting of home people and friends which warms 
the heart and fills the soul with love. 

I trust we will not be so very much fatigued with the 
pleasures and gaieties of holiday life that we cannot return 
with this fact before us, determined that all we undertake, we 
will work with a stronger will and a more ardent zeal in 
what we do to the improvement of Delta Gamma. Delta 
extends to all her sisters a bright merry Christmas and a 
happy New Year. 

Gladys L. Lester. 



eta; buchtel college. 

Since the last issue of the Anchora, Eta has been very 
fortunate in securing four new Delta Gammas, whom we in- 
troduce to our sister chapters as Carrie Cannon, '95, Elisa- 
beth West, '96, and two pledged girls of '97, Maude Lou- 
dcnback and Isabelle Taber. 

Our second initiation of the term took place on the 12th 
of November at Miss Bessie Will's; Miss Carrie Cannon and 
Elizabeth West were the victims. The ceremony was duly 
performed, after which, pledged as well as active members 
partook of an ample feast and indulged in music and amuse- 
ments the remainder of the evening. 

One rushing party has been indulged in this year. The 
J r*s and friends were invited to the house of Miss Martha 
Chase where they were delightfully entertained. The im- 
pression made seemed to be a good one, for three new girls 
soon wore the bronze, pink and blue. 

A pleasant social evening was passed at Miss Maude 
Newberry's on December 3d. The occasion was in honor 
of Miss Leta Courtney, who, we all regret, does not re- 
turn next term, but expects to go to Chicago, where she will 
remain some time. 

Five of the Delta Gammas and their gentlemen friends 
had the honor of spending the evening of Dec. 5th at Dr. 
Kolbe's, where they were invited to meet Miss Anna Woods, 
Si K K r ot St, Lawrence University, New York. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 63 

The Delta Gammas celebrated Columbus Day in a very 
delightful manner. Miss Courtney, one of our Sophomores, 
invited the chapter and friends to spend the vacation at her 
home in Salem, Ohio. Accordingly eighteen lively girls, 
after a short ride, found themselves in a charming country 
home with only themselves to amuse. This they did in the 
form of a chestnut party and general feasting. 1 he second 
day of our stay we were much pleased to meet three of the 
Alpha girls who came from Mt. Union for a day with us. 

The trip was one long to be remembered by all who had 
the good fortune to be included among the number. 

Gertrude Taber. 



kappa; university of xNEBRASKA. 

We have one new girl to introduce to you this month. 
Nell Cochrane was initiated in October. She is a girl we 
have been wanting a long time so we were doubly glad to 
initiate her. Georgie Camp is a new pledged girl. 

We are rejoicing over the great success of a cabinet 
party we gave December 2nd. AH the frats in the Univer- 
sity were invited. Although there is sometimes rivalry 
between them, a perfectly friendly spirit prevailed. 

We shall be interested to see the opinion from the 
different chapters in regard to fraternities at the World's 
Fair. Kappa has discussed the matter some, and has 
come to this conclusion — it seems to us that an exhibition of 
pins, banners and journals would be a very poor advertise- 
ment for fraternities. The charm of a fraternitv lies not in 
the shape of its pin nor in the beauty of its colors but in the 
spirit of friendship that exists among its members. This 
cannot be put in a glass case for exhibition. Now, wc think 
it would be delightful to have some place on the grounds 
filled up as comfortably as possible, that might serve as a 
gathering place — a headquarters for fraternity people ami 
their friends. Her magazines, college annuals, fraternity 
journals and books interesting to fraternity people might be 
placed there. If such a plan were successfully carried out it 
would be more in accordance with the fraternity idea than 
the mere showing of pins, banners and colors. This is the 
opinion of Kappa chapter, but of course if the majority of 
chapters think otherwise we are perfectly willing to do our 
part towards making any plan decided upon a success. 



64 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

We are very much in favor of the Woman's Congress. 
Fraternities should certainly be represented there. 

Does it seem as it the Christmas season were really here 
and our vacation so very near? To us this fall has flown. I 
suppose all the girls come to frat. meetings with their fancy 
work now as we do. We almost forget to talk our fingers 
fly so fast. 

We are already beginning to speak of our March fifteenth 
spread. We are planning an initiation for next Saturday 
and a five o'clock tea to refresh the victim afterwards. As 
it is a great secret we are not going to tell you her name 
until later. We have been waiting and longing for her for 
a whole year, so we feel that we must have our revenge 
next Saturday. Although I can't tell her name, I will say 
that no girl ever lived who was so surely a born Delta 
Gamma. 

Wishing our Delta Gamma sisters a Merry Christmas. 

Helen Gregory. 



lambda; university of Minnesota. 

Despite the fact that a non-pledging contract cannot be 
secured here, Lambda has ten new members to introduce to 
her sisters. We have transgressed our unwritten, but here- 
tofore strictly obeyed, rule of not numbering over fifteen, 
but did it because we had to — the unusually fine qualities of 
an unusually large number of girls compelled us so to do. On 
the evening of October 8, at the home of Clara Kellogg, in 
St. Paul, our first initiation took place. Several of our 
alumnae and non-active girls were with us, much to our 
delight, and one, Mrs. Ima Winchell Stacy, acted as toast 
mistress. As the result of our evening's work and fun, we 
introduce the Misses Katherine Bollinger of St. Paul, Alice 
Butler and Bessie Beech of Faribault, Nellie Leavens oi 
Albert Lea, Florence Graham, Grace Tennant, Zua and Lelia 
Clough of Minneapolis. Eight finer, all-round girls you 
may search the continent over, and you will not find. 

Our second initiation occurred at the home of the Misses 
Pratt on December 12. Only two girls rode the goat, but 
our hands were almost more than full with them. The next 
morning Ada Comstock of Moorhead and Clara King of 
Otsego wore our golden anchor. The latter is not a fresh- 
man, but a sophomore whom we loved last year, but for 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 65 

good reasons could not take in. The long waiting makes 
her doubly dear to us. 

Thus our chapter numbered nineteen, as nine returned at 
the first of the year, but at the beginning of the second term 
two more returned, Olive Graham, a junior, for regular 
work, and Mrs. I ma W. Stacy for graduate work; so the 
other day, when we sat for our chapter picture, twenty-one 
girls represented Lambda of Delta Gamma. I wonder if 
ours is the largest chapter. I expect it is; but you see we 
couldn't help it, and, really, if you knew the girls, you'd say 
so too. We just wanted them, every one, and, now we have 
them, are proud of them all. 

Tuesday evening, December 13, a chapter of the honorary 
society, Phi Beta Kappa, was initiated here. Of the eight 
ladies who were made members three are Delta Gammas 
and one an honorary Delta Gamma. They are Gratia 
Countryman, '89, Katrina Strohmeier, '89, Ruth Harris, '92, 
and Mrs. M. J. Wilkin, ''jTy who is assistant professor of 
English and German, and an honorary member of Delta 
Gamma. Of the four other ladies one is a Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, one a Pi Beta Phi and two are **barbs." As the 
basis of membership is scholarship, not merely marks, I am 
sure you are, with us, proud of our girls. 

Our November and December *'at homes" were enjoyable 
affairs, the pleasure of each being added to by the presence 
of some of our alumnae. 

I am more anxious than usual to see our next Anchora, 
as it will contain the names of so many new sisters. I want 
to know them by name, at least, since more intimate 
acquaintance is impossible, and am always on the lookout 
for news concerning any I can remember. 

What a lovely letter Chi's was in last Anchoka! How I 
envied the writer her gift! Next time Lambda's will have 
another author, and be much better, I am sure. 

Avis WiNCHELL Grant. 



XI ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

Xi wishes to introduce to you all, the four new initiates 
into this chapter, of whom we are so justly proud: Bessie 
Lee Hopkins, Helen Dryer, Lucie Secley, and Artena 
Chapin. VV^e also heartily welcome into our number, 
Blanche Hickey, who comes from Zeta. 

Now we are seventeen strong, and feel very closely bound 



66 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

together, both in social and college interests. The college 
year, thus far, has been an auspicious one; we have been 
honored with occasional visits from the alumnae of '91 and 
'92. At Thanksgiving time, we entertained Ada Zarbcll, '92, 
Mattie Eddy, '92, and Carolyn Adams, '94; and the week 
was the occasion of some very delightful parties and 
"spreads". 

With the Christmas-tide so near at hand, our hearts can- 
not but be full of love and good wishes for all of our sister 
chapters. 

Here's to the merriest of Christmases, and a New Year 
which shall be crowned with success for every Delta 
Gamma! Grace D. Sturges. 



TAU; university of IOWA. 

Tau chapter of Delta Gamma feels quite buoyant this 
morning, even though a regular London fog is enveloping 
us. for last night (December 5th) we took in two very 
desirable new members, Marion Davies and Isabelle Currier. 
Both of these girls are of the class of '96. They come from 
the same town, Independence, Iowa, and have been good 
friends for a long time. They are interesting, accomplished 
girls, and we think they will add much to "the dignity of 
Delta Gamma." We held our initiation at the home of our 
vice-president, Geneva L. Home, who has just come back to 
us from a visit in Kansas City. Nell Startsman Biggs, one 
of our girls who now lives out west, was also able to be with 
us and add to the pleasure of the evening. We had a jolly 
time at the mock initiation, and we trust we made the real 
one serious enough. To the spread, which, by the way, had 
been most delightfully prepared by our vice-president 
herself, we invited one of our pledges, who would know our 
secrets now if her father did not object to fraternities. But 
she is going to try and win him over at Christmas liiiic. 
Now if concentration of mind has any effect on the universe, 
girls, Tau chapter earnestly beseeches each of you to 
concentrate yours and project it into space as far as the 
western part of this state, where that misguided man lives, 
for she is a lovely girl and wc want her. 

We are thinking of giving a musical and elocutionary 
recital, **just for fun," some time in the near future. 

We had a pleasant social gathering at the home of 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 6/ 

Margaret Williams since our last letter to Anchora, all our 
own members and three friends from outside. Games were 
played, stories told and we had a good wholesome time. 

We must not forget the courtesy of Pi Beta Phi in inviting 
us and the Kappas to a reception which they gave in the 
latter part of October. Our hostesses made us enjoy the 
evening immensely, and I think their effort did a good deal 
to make the sister frats feel more kindly toward each other. 

Julia Crawford. 



phi; university of Colorado. 

The rushing season is past and fraternity circles have 
assumed a quiet aspect. Phi gained a very desirable 
member in Miss Louise Chase. Miss Chase is a sophomore 
and the chapter feel that they have secured a very worthy 
and loyal member. 

Our agreement with TI B ^ worked well, and both frater- 
nities seem satisfied. This contract certainly has done away 
with rushing at the beginning of the year, which of course 
is the most risky. Although we arc sorry to say that our 
rivals indulged in rushing the last week, we feel that even 
this is a great improvement over the old way, as now we 
know whom we are rushing. 

Phi feels very grateful to Xi, Eta and Kappa for the 
acton taken by them, which is the means by which she is 
to have a new honorarv member. Mrs. Barker is well 
worthy of the name of honorary member. Indeed, Phi feels 
that the honor belongs to her for being able to possess such 
a worthy and loveable woman as one of their number. 
With Miss Rippon and Mrs. Barker as honorary members, 
Phi can justly teel proud. 

The week before invitations were given out, Phi gave a 
luncheon to her pledges and some of the new girls in col- 
lege. The luncheon was given at the home of Miss Lillian 
Wise. 

The chapter is soon to lose one of her alumnae members. 
Miss Mamie Johnson is to move to Denver. The alumnae 
members in Boulder had contemplated forming an alumnae 
chapter, as the requisite number were living in town, but 
this will have to be delayed until some future time, as Miss 
Johnson reduces the number. Phi gives up Mamie Johnson 
with great reluctance, as she was a very interested worker 
for Delta Gamma. 



68 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

Early during the fall, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity 
tendered the ^ /'and U B 4> fraternities a banquet in honor 
of their tour initiates. All had a very pleasant time, and 
did not adjourn until the early hours. 

With best wishes to our sister chapters, we are yours in 
Delta Gamma. 

Hattie Hogartv. 



CHI ; CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

The last months of the old calendar year, the first of the 
new school year have passed in a trice. Life has already 
settled into ruts with us and our New Year's resolutions will 
have a prodigious amount of resistance to overcome. 

Fraternity life, too, is no longer a solution but has passed 
from a state of "scientific suspension" to one of absolute 
"precipitation." For the first six weeks, however, the ele- 
ments were in a whirl. You know that we have the waiting 
system here, which is productive often of a great under cur- 
rent of excitement in fraternity circles. This year, the cam- 
paign has been, on the whole, very quiet, although parties, 
and spreads and festivities have been frequent. 

Delta Gamma had three premeditated entertainments be- 
sides the numerous impromptu spreads held out as bait to 
the guileless Freshmen. Of the first one, we told you in our 
last letter. Soon after, came the spooky Hallow-een which 
we celebrated with appropriate rites, uncanny and mysteri- 
ours. Two of the largest rooms with the passage between 
were separated from the barbarian world by screens and con- 
secrated to the service of the evening. The larger room, in 
which was a roaring grate fire, was the scene of the chief 
activities. Here, we danced Virginia reel and played all 
the old time tricks and finally gathered in a heap on the 
floor before the fire, and told conundrums long after the elec- 
tric lights had gone out. and only the firelight made weird 
shadows on the wall. In the passage between the rooms, 
was a gypsy's tent gaily decorated with Jack-o'-Lanterns — 
where an old hag nodded and crooned over the hands ex- 
tended to her. The tableaux were the crowning glory of 
the evening. There was, first of all, Henry VHI and Anne 
Boleyn, in the early days of their love, he in doublet and 
hose and plumed hat. she in satin and lace and pearls. A 
striking contrast to this was a scene of "Old Colonial Days," 
in which three ferocious Indians in red blankets, green feath- 
er dusters and unlimited war paint tomahawked a little 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 69 

flaxen-haired Puritan maid in a pink wrapper. Another sad 
scene was that representative of Othello and Desdemona. 
The Moor was well-made up with fierce mustachios and a 
savage goatee. He sported besides the direful pillow a gen- 
uine sword that clanked against his heels, when he after- 
wards danced the reel, in a way that stirred his martial 
heart with joy. We had three adaptations from the antique 
— the three Graces, blind Nydia with hand outstretched, and 
most striking of all a Lady Athena, the exact counterpart of 
the Pallas Giustiniani of the Vatican. As a grande finale, 
we had the 'Bachelor's Dream," in which a gay youth in- 
differently scans the Studious Girl with eye-glass, ponderous 
tome and cap and gown, the Summer Girl, with meaning 
glance and hand-wafted kiss, the Society Girl in dainty 
party array, the Gypsy Girl of dark tresses and languorous 
looks — impervious to them all until Sweet Simplicity, white- 
gowned with a rose in her hair, makes a conquest of his heart. 
So much for ye Hallow-een. We had a dancing party later 
of the conventional order. 

The hour for the popping of the question was very de- 
finitely fixed this year; seven o'clock on Nov. 15. Delta 
Gamma had exceptional success. Like the Democrats this 
year, it made a clean sweep. That very night, every girl we 
wished for was a pledged A Fand four days later, we had our 
.swing. Our success was quite phenomenal as the other frats 
did not even have any pledges until some time later, and 
one of them has not yet had its swing. 

Our swingees were seven in number. Their names are 
Minnie Hannah of Dayton, Ohio, who comes here as Miss 
Dodds* friend and is a special student in History; Lillian 
Hoag of Ithaca, sister of Nellie Hoag, 94. course Philosophy; 
Margaret Coppens in the Arts course, who has been brought 
up a ^ r* from her High School days; Jessie Capron of 
Bonville, N. Y.. course Philosophy, whose cousin Ola grad- 
uated here as a good A Fwith the class of '91; Agnes and 
Bessie Avery, of Forestville, N. Y., both in Philosophy, 
whose father was a Cornellian in days gone by; and Carrie 
Myers of Ithaca, in the Arts course. We have in all now 
twenty-three active members; our chief fear is now, that our 
great prosperity may be our ruin — that we shall fall apart 
because of our very bulk. 

Our swing was a great success. We introduced several 
new features into it; indeed the mere technicalities and 
paraphernalia grow more complicated every year. After the 
initiation, a sumptuous banquet satisfied the inner woman. 



70 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

Miss Dodds presided as toast mistress. Our president, Mi«s 
Bunting, gave the address of welcome. Miss Mills toasted 
the *'Gentlemen." Miss Reed "Our Chapter House" (to be) 
and your humble servant held forth on ''Our Aims". The 
crowning efforts of the evening were Miss Stoncman's poem 
on "Our 16+7" — a copy of which you have elsewhere — Miss 
Doubleday's toast on "Our Relatives," and Miss Bessie 
Avery's eulogy of the Goat, in behalf of the swingees. We 
had some beautiful hand-painted menus, a present to J /' 
from Miss Stoneman's sister. Two girls from the class of 
*9i were with us. Miss Bertha Reed and Miss Elva Price — 
swelling the A F ranks about the festive board to twenty- 
five. 

We settled down to work then, as examinations began to 
assume a threatening aspect. We had one interval of frivolity 
when the Thanksgiving vacation came along, and Miss Ad- 
sitt, Miss Reed, Miss Genung, all of '91, visited us. We had 
a big reunion at Miss Hoags'. 

Don't imagine from all this that the bias of A /'at Cor- 
nell is frivolous, for indeed we have done a great deal of 
hard studying, and much serious thinking. There have been 
seasons of inspiration on the Delectable Mountains and per- 
iods of grovelling in the Slough of Despondency, but on 
most of us, I trust, the inspiration has left some lasting light, 
which we hope shall be a guide unto the New Year's duties. 
Chi sends you Greetings, sisters dear! 

Harriet Chedie Connor. 



omega; university of Wisconsin. 

The past month has been very quiet here, and every one 
has been working so hard that there has been little time for 
dissipation. Perhaps one of the first things I should write 
about is the plan Omega has adopted for learning more of 
the inner life of her sister chapters. Each chapter has 
received a letter from us requesting them to write us full 
particulars of their condition, past and present, and, in fact, 
any items of interest in their life. In this way, we expect to 
gain a great deal of information, and to feel more closely 
allied to the other members of our large family. 

Since the last letter, three more girls wear the anchor. 
Miss Foltzand Miss Hostwick learned the secrets the tenth 
of November, and Miss Drake just a month later. One of 
our pledged girls. Miss Mosby of Janesville, was obliged to 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 7 1 

go home, about seven weeks ago, on account of illness, and 
will probably not return to the university. We had quite a 
struggle over her, and it is unnecessary to say that we are 
all very sorry to lose her. Another one of our girls, Miss 
Walker, was called home this week, and will not return 
until next term. 

By next term, we expect to have eleven or twelve girls 
in the house. We now have eight, and when the number 
increases to twelve, we will feel that "The House'* is an 
established thing. I wish I could tell you all the delights of 
a chapter house, but as the space is limited. I think 1 shall 
defer it until I can devote a long letter to it. The Gamma 
chapter of Gamma Phi Beta held a most successful conven- 
tion in November and entertained about fourteen visiting 
members. 

Miss Bunn, '91, who has been taking her meals with us 
this year, leaves to-day for California, where she expects to 
remain for six months. 

As the Anciiora editor was not here to write this letter, 
the duty has devolved upon one of her friends, who begs 
you will excuse all shortcomings this time, and assures you 
that next time you will receive a longer and better one. 

Omega wishes you all a merry Christmas and a bright 
and prosperous New Year. M. Ada Walker. 



psi; woman's college of Baltimore. 

At the beginning of this term, we, the six old Psis from 
last year, felt so very near and dear to each other that we 
were almost afraid to bring any new members into our 
mystic circle, dreading lest the charm of perfect congeniality 
should be dispelled. Had we not pledged four of the 
brightest and truest girls in college before leaving last 
spring. I doubt whether we could have found the courage to 
initiate a new girl on a comparatively short acquaintance. 
As soon as we had our business matters arranged we initiated 
Helen and Florence Thompson, Christine Carter and Joe 
Anna Ross. Instead of regretting our step, we congratulate 
ourselves every time that we see the new faces, for we feel 
so much stronger and more encouraged for having them 
with us. They are so enthusiastic and loyal to Delta 
Gamma that they lend additional zest to every undertaking. 

A few weeks ago Psi gave an afternoon tea for the pur- 
pose of pledging Louisa Knox, '95. Louisa came here last 



72 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

fall from the Pennsylvania Female College, and entered the 
sophomore class. It is unnecessary to say that she is per- 
fectly charming, else why should we have invited her to join 
us? Last Saturday evening we initiated her with all proper 
solemnity. We now have eleven active members, and have 
deemed it best to limit our membership to twelve. 

Lottie Reinhard is only temporarily separated from us, 
as we expect her to resume her college work when she re- 
turns to Baltimore. She went to Europe last June, and has 
been visiting relatives in the different German cities ever 
since. The cholera compelled her to leave Hamburg in the 
summer. She is now in Munich, where she will remain until 
some time in January, and then return to Hamburg. We do 
not expect her home before May or June. What a glorious 
time she is having! Her glowing descriptions of the Ger- 
mans and their customs, so different from ours, have in- 
terested us very much indeed. 

Psi is quite influential at home this year. 1 do not know 
of a single college organization except the freshman class in 
which we do not find the name of at least one member of Psi 
on the roll of officers. The editor-in-chief and one assistant 
editor of the college paper are both Delta Gamma girls. 

Psi was delighted to meet Miss Harriet Lovell from Xi, 
who spent a short time in Baltimore w ith her sister Miss 
Helen Lovell, before going abroad. The Misses Lovell 
passed an informal afternoon with Psi at the home of one of 
her members. During the afternoon fraternity matters in 
general, and Xi's deeds particularly were discussed; and, 
when the time for parting came the girls felt much wiser on 
Delta Gamma subjects, besides having become acquainted 
with a very loyal member. This was our first opportunity 
to entertain a D. G. from a distance, but we sincerely hope 
that we may have many more. 

Psi would like to answer a question from Lambda. We 
have dear little pledge pins, which our girls wear as soon as 
they are pledged. Had you seen how proudly our last 
pledgeling wore her pin not one of you could, I am sure, 
have deprived her of that pleasure 

They are simple monogram pins, the gamma thrust 
through the delta, made of silver, and too small to be con- 
spicuous. I think the same arc used at Xi. 

On the morning of Oct. 2ist, the students of the College 
and Latin School assembled in the chapel to participate in 
the Columbian exercises. Mr. Thaddeus P. Thomas, for- 
merly of Vanderbilt University and now connected with the 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 73 

historical department of this college, gave a very interesting 
account of Columbus and his discovery. It had been hoped 
that Prof. Adams of the Johns Hopkins University would 
also be present and read a paper on the same subject, but 
he was unfortunately prevented from doing so. The exer- 
cises in the chapel were concluded by singing the national 
hymn, and the students then proceeded to the campus in 
front of Goucher Hall to witness the seniors raise the new 
flag. The juniors also raised one on Bennct Hall, giving 
their class yell at the same time. The sophomores then 
proceeded to the College Home, where they gave their yell, 
sang their class song, and hoisted their flag amid hearty ap- 
plause. 

A Social Science Club has lately been organized here. 
The literary aim of this society is the discussion of social 
problems, social customs, and social institutions. The finan- 
cial aim is to aid students to take the degree course at this 
college. On Oct. 28th, the society listened to a talk by 
Rev. Frank Voorman, of Worcester, Mass., who described 
the work done atToynbee Hall, the Teetotums of London, 
and by the new Union for Concerted Moral Effort in New 
York and Worcester, Mass. We were very much pleased to 
have a member of Psi elected president of this society, an- 
other treasurer, and a third on the advisory board. 

There is also a Chemical Association prospering greatly 
which did not forget to honor Psi when electing its officers. 

Two very enjoyable lectures were delivered in the chapel, 
to the students and their friends, by Bishop Warren, on the 
Bible in the Education of the World, and another by Prof. 
Slocum on Prison Reform. 

Elma Erich. 



PEfiSONALS. 



ZETA. 



Miss Belle Washburn, who has been with us for the past 
two years, is now preceptress of the High School in Chesan- 
ing. 

Miss Essie Kulp, '92 has accepted a position as teacher 
of the languages in the Business College in Grand Rapids. 

Miss Amanda Barnhart, 'q2, is teaching in the High 
School at Mason. 

Before this issue of Anchora is out another Delta Gamma 
wedding will have been celebrated. Dec. 14, Miss Martha 
Brockway will be married in the Albion, M. E. Church to Mr. 
Wortley Armstrong A T£l, of Detroit. Zeta extends con- 
gratulations and best wishes. 

ETA. 

Miss L. Josephine Chaney, '92, on account of ill health has 
been compelled to give up her course at Wellesley and has 
returned to her home at Canal Winchester, Ohio. 

Miss Mary Dirtzold, formerly of the class of '93, made Eta 
a call some weeks since and reported pleasant acquamtances 
made among the A r*s in Detroit, where she is practicing 
stenography. 

Possibly some of the girls who knew Mary Sibley may 
be interested to learn she has assumed the name of Mrs. 
Charles Markley. Mr. and Mrs. Markley now reside at 
London, Ohio. 

The engagement is announced of Miss Abby Olin formerly 
of '93 and Mr. Oakley Herrick '82, a member of ^ T A and 
a promising business man of Akron. Ohio. 



£XCHAN6ed. 



Why do not the exchanges print something new or 
original or absurd? How is the editor ot Anchora to con- 
duct this department in a befitting manner, if the exchanges 
continue to be so excessively commonplace? There is 
something phenomenal about the mediocrity of fraternity 
journals. Their monotony amounts to genius. And the 
self assurance of editors is appalling! Whenever we read 
their time-honored platitudes we wonder that any human 
beings have the audacity to inflict such insipidity upon a 
helpless and long-suffering constituency. But when our 
amazement reaches its maximum, we turn to the Anchora 
and read a few pages. A few pages are enough — thereafter 
we look with charity upon the shortcomings of our fellow 
editors. But neither charity nor denunciations relieve the 
present difficulty. Judged from a fraternity standpoint, the 
exchanges now upon our table are unobjectionable; they all 
express the orthodox sentiments in the orthodox way; con- 
sequently they are all brilliantly uninteresting. We might 
draw upon our imagination for facts, but having done that 
so many times in the past, the supply is exhausted. Not 
only is the interest spent, but even the principle seems to 
have vanished into the mysterious realms of the forgotten. 
There is nothing to do but submit to the soporific this time, 
and trust that an unprecedented inspiration may visit the 
editors of the exchanges before next March. All good 
Delta Gammas may skip the ensuing pages which we insert 
solely for the pecuniary benefit of the printer. 



The editorials in the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly are 
written in so fair-minded and generous a spirit that it is 



76 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

always a pleasure to read them. The doctrine of relative 
values as applied to the fraternity question is thus stated in 
the November number: 

"Of necessity, there always will be rivalry between the 
fraternities of the college world. The method of securing 
members, the emulous strife for honors in scholarship, 
athletics, and in the college social distinctions, all tend to 
foster and cherish the spirit of keen encounter. To a cer- 
tain extent, this is as just and desirable as it is natural, but 
there is a point where this spirit should cease, and a boun- 
dary across which it must not trespass, and this point is 
reached and this boundary crossed when the actual 
antagonism toward another fraternity finds a harborage in 
the hearts of college men. The necessity of dwelling upon 
this subject, we trust, will not appear imperative to many of 
our chapters. We hope most of them feel so deeply the 
dignity of the position of fraternity men that no petty 
jealousies exist toward other fraternities, and no quarrels 
have taken place." 

Will fraternities ever practically approximate their 

ideals? 

♦ ^ ♦ 

** *The Phi Delta Theta fraternity has granted a charter 
for Princeton College. This will be the first chapter of any 
fraternity to establish there.' The paragraph is true with 
the following exceptions: First, Phi Delta Theta has not 
granted a charter for Princeton College. Secofid, Fourteen 
fraternities have previously granted charters for chapters at 
Princeton. With these exceptions noted we have no objec- 
tions to its going the rounds of the scissors column of our 
exchanges ad libitum, ad infinitu7nj' — Tlie Scroll, 

The above is the joke that Anchora asked The Scroll to 
print last year. At that time she {The Scroll) sarcastically 
refused to indulge in any humour, even at Anchora*s request, 
(or expense, if she so desired). Therefore the above par- 
agraph affords us the delight of surprise as well as of wit. 
The Scroll will please accept our thanks and congratulations. 

Ordinarily the Scroll is nothing if not presidential, hence 
it is with surprise that we turn the pages of the December 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHOkA. 77 

number, and fail to find anything more than the most 
casual allusion to late elections. We conclude that the 
editor must be a republican to whom politics are dearer 
than fraternity, who sorrows more at a president's defeat 
than at a vice-president's victory. Phi Delta Theta must 
sometimes be **a house divided against itself." What does 
a man do when party requires that he vote one ticket, and 
fraternity loyalty demands that he vote the other? There 
must be some nice discriminations made. On the whole 
perhaps it is all well for fraternity women that they cannot 
cast the ballot. Women could never go two ways at once, 
and still believe they walked in a straight and narrow path. 



The Record oi 2 A £, editorially discusses two forms of 
chapter meetings and writes: 

"In the one, the leading thought is order and ceremony; 
the fraternity is an organization to which the members owe 
allegiance and they meet and go through with its prescribed 
form and ceremonies largely as a matter of duty. 

In the other the social idea predominates, the members 
come together for an hour or two of social chat, during 
which business is attended to incidentally. These are two 
extreme cases but of the two we believe the latter ap- 
proaches more nearly the true fraternity meeting. 

The matters of business and the ceremonial forms should 
be made incidents and not objects of the chapter meeting; 
the idea of good fellowship should rule. Draw close to each 
other and forget for a few hours the specter of unprepared 
lessons, the class feuds, the literary society rivalries and the 
perplexities of the future, and endeavor to remember only 
that you are in a company of congenial friends to whom 
you are bound by the strongest ties aside from those of 
blood." 

The conclusion is valid and so consistent with the prac- 
tice of ^ r, as far as known to the editor, that comment is 
perhaps superfluous. We remember meetings of long ago, 
when a few systematic and order loving members of one 
chapter sought in vain to reduce the meetings to business 
like simplicity. They could not do it. When girls sit on 



yi DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

the floor, they will talk and laugh and follow parliamentary 
rules of their own adaptation and calls to order and appeals 
to their sense of the eternal fitness of things affect them 
not. If the editor presumed to offer any advice to J JT upon 
this point, it would be a recommendation that chapters do 
a little more business and not quite so much gushing. But 
she would not expect nor very seriously desire that the ad- 
vice be followed. 

♦ ♦ * 

Says a writer in the Arrow oiP B 9: 

"I have been immeasurably irritated during the summer 
by the constantly recurring questions, What are you going 
to do with your college education after spending so much 
time on it? And, What use will your higher mathematics, 
your Greek and your science, be to you after all? In these 
questions there was always an undertone of unbelief in 
higher education except as a money-making investment, as 
a matter of dollars and cents. It saddens me that such a 
sordid, money-grasping spirit is abroad in our land. As for 
me, I am glad to lift up my voice and proclaim that I don't 
care if I never earn a dollar by my college education that I 
could not have earned without it. It is strange that college 
presidents have to keep pleading for higher education, have 
to keep insisting that its value cannot be reckoned in dollars 
and cents. Are the people all dead who believe that there 
is something better in life that money and fame, and the 
tangible results these bring; that life cannot be reduced to a 
dollar and cent calculation?" 

Ah! no, ambitious girl! The people who believe there 

is something better in life than money and fame and the 

tangible results these brmg are not all dead; they are not 

born yet. 

The Kappa Alpha jfouraal fills her pages in a unique 
method. We have before remarked upon her custom of 
reprinting articles from contemporary fraternity journals, 
and the October issue offers to her readers a series of ar- 
ticles upon women in the professions, some ot them ob- 
viously written by horrid men. If Kappa Alpha Theta 
wishes to publish papers upon such subjects by such con- 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 79 

tributors, she is entirely justified in so doing; what puzzles 
us is, that she wishes her brothers to write the papers, when 
she has dozens of girls within her circle who could do it 
just as well, or better. 

From a paper upon "The Disappointing Thing About 
Girls," we clip the following: 

"There certainly can be no just argument adduced why, 
if they as faithfully perform the same work, girls should not 
receive the same remuneration. It is undeniable, however, 
that girls do not attain as high positions in the various 
occupations in which they compete as men, and they cer- 
tainly receive only one-third to one-half the remuneration 
men receive. 

These two facts are certainly disappointing, but it by no 
means follows that, because they are disappointing 
there is anything disappointing about girls. In other 
words, the circumstances may be aggravating, cruel, or 
hard, without the existence of any disappointing element in 
the subjects controlled by the circumstances. 

But although circumstances undoubtedly control in this 
matter as in all others, to a great extent, a close observer 
will discover that the real failure of girls to attain position 
and receive emolument results from a radical defect in the 
girls themselves. This is the disappointing thing about 
girls. 

The laws of business, the conditions of success in any 
occupation, will not be modified or changed to suit either 
the capabilities or weaknesses as of any sex or minority of 
those seeking employment. 

This has been attempted over and over again by statute 
tinkering by timid and subservient legislators, by trades 
unions, and by other devices. Apparent success has however, 
been invariably followed by failure. 

The presence of certain qualities insures success; the 
absence of these qualities or any essential part of them 
drives the competitor from the ranks or reduces him to the 
dead level ot mediocrity. 

A simple law governs in this matter which is often, if not 
generally, ignored. The line can be fixed by a simple in- 
quiry. Who fixes the remuneration and defines the rank, 
the employer or the employed? 

This law prevails in all competitive business; why not to 
employment? Industry, force, originality, fertility of re- 
source, tact, the power to apply the means at hand to the 



80 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

result desired, these and other qualities that readily suggest 
themselves, are the determining factors in the success of the 
lawyer, the physician, the clergyman, the banker, the mer- 
chant, the railroad man, of every business man, and of every 
business." 

The "disappointing thing about girls" appears, according 
to the writer of the above, to be what he asserts is their 
lack of business success. There is reasonable room to 
doubt the truth of the statement so positively made that, 
"apparent success has been invariably followed by failure." 
There are some feminine successes still apparent. Miss 
Francis Willard's work has not failed yet. Dr. Mary Walker 
is still uncrushed; Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge might be called 
a rather successful business woman, as might also Mrs. 
Martha Lamb. Scores of others might be mentioned, 
enough at least, to make it appropriate to change that 
"invariably" to occasionally. We remember a sweet voiced 
clergywoman who works in a western city and everywhere 
wins appreciative adherents. Delta Gamma, even, boasts of a 
young and brilliant lawyer, who is not yet ready to count 
herself among the down-trodden. No doubt there are hun- 
dreds of girls, clerks, book-keepers, typewriters, who fill 
positions which they will never exchange except for in- 
ferior ones. But it is not because they are women that 
they fail; it is because they belong to that immense and 
suffering class of humanity, the Incompetent. There is as 
large a proportion of would-be business men there as of 
women. 

"An Alumnus" writes in the Alpha Tau Omega Palm: 

"It is a vital question. The alumni are to the fraternity 
what the background is to a picture. Every picture must 
have a background. Every fraternity must have an alumni. 
This background brings out the picture. The alumni bring 
out the fraternity. This correspondence is attested by the 
fact that fraternities which have a distinguished and influ- 
ential alumni, are always bringing them before the public, 
showing their photographs, giving their biographies, print- 
ing their names. They rely upon the strength of their 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 8 1 

alumni representation to secure new members and allay old 
prejudices. More than by their active members is a frater- 
nity judged by its alumni. 

It this is so, the alumni ought to be accurately cata- 
logued. Their homes should be registered, and short 
records of their lives be given. The fraternity ought to be 
able at any moment to bring out from its treasury-house 
such jewels. The active members should have the inspir- 
ation at hand which comes from such a source. This in- 
valuable accessory should be available all the time for 
apologetic and missionary work." 

Obviously a fraternity's alumni ought to be ''accurately 
catalogued." But why inflict even short biographic sketches 
of unillustrious brothers upon the hopeless undergraduate? 
Unless the latter should chance to have a passion for 
statistics, or look upon dates with a tenderness not common 
to sanity, such sketches would be a waste of ink. Alas for 
the vanity of the alumni! the undergraduates would not 
read them, would refuse to be inspired by the records of 
their predecessors. There is a vast amount of idle talk 
about alumni influence and interest in fraternities. The 
alumni feel a retrospective interest in their college society, 
as they do in their alma mater, but they do not, at least after 
two or three years of post-graduate experience, feel more. 
To the active members it seems incredible that any circum- 
stance in life can ever be of more vital importance to a 
Greek than the success of one's chapter at winning the 
phenomenally desirable freshman. But experience will 
teach them as it has taught their alumni, that such interests 
become in the course of time, subservient to a thousand 
others, that the sometime enthusiastic workers for the fra- 
ternity learn very shortly after receiving their degrees, to 
look upon their former intensity of feeling with amuse- 
ment and surprise. If the alumni of Delta Gamma pay 
their subscription to Anchora, that is a manifestation of 
interest sufficiently warm and practical to satisfy the 
editor. That reveals a lingering affection for the society 
and a mild interest in the welfare, and no one ought to 
expect enthusiasm from alumni. 



82 DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 

As to the influence of alumni, the writer in the Ptihn 
overstates the case when he says that fraternities "rely upon 
the strength of their alumni representation to secure new 
members and allay old prejudices." Young human nature is 
not so politic and far-sighted, as to ally itself with a body 
of men, the members of whose local chapter they do not 
find congenial, simply because among her alumni are rep- 
resented men of national reputation or influence. Such 
honors are considered by the student accessory and not 
vital. The world at large pays very little heed to college 
fraternities, and, after leaving college, the Greeks them- 
selves do not consider fraternity an important factor in their 
lives. 

We see no reason for regret in this. If fraternity men 
and women carried the partisanship and prejudices of their 
under-graduate life into their active work in the world, the 
effect would be very disastrous. There is a good deal of 
childishnessand pettiness connected with these organizations 
that it is well their members outgrow with age. The danger 
which we apprehend for fraternities is that they shall be 
made of too much importance to active members, not of 
too little to the alumni. 



Vol. IX. April, 189^ No. 3- 



Delta Gamma Anchor a, 



A QXJARTERI.Y. 



TXT^A, 7ZZ&aCZ2Te, .... SdLltox. 



^e ur\m of souls is m ancljor in stornfis." 



MINNBAPOLIS : 

HALL, BLACK * CO. PBINTBRS. 

1893. 



The Ancbora ia the official organ of the Delta Gamma Fraternity. It is 
isaued on the first daya of November, January, April and Jtane. Stabscription 
price, one dollar ($1.00) per year, aingle copies, thirty-five cents. Material for 
publication ahould be mailed by the tenth of each month preceding the date of 
isane. All commnnicationa and exchanges should be addressed to the editor. 



Editor, — Ina Firkins, 

1528 Fourth St. S. K., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Business Manager, — Clara Kellogg. 

State Universitj of Minnesota. 

ASSOCATB BMTORS. 

Alpha— Mattib Hoyer 341 S. Liberty St., Alliance, O. 

Delta— LuRA Whitlock.. .University of California, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Zeta— Mae B. Hunt Albion College , Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Gertrude Taber 213 N. Union St., Akron, O. 

Kappa— Helen Gregory 1230 L. Street, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda— Plorencb Graham.. .1103 Fourth St. S. E., Minneapolis 

Xi— Grace Sturgis Delta Gamma Lodge, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Sigma— Helen H. Bock 817 Orrington Ave., Evanston, 111. 

Tan- Margaret Gleason 228 Bloomington St., Iowa City, la. 

Phi— Hattie Hogarty Boulder, Colo. 

Chi— Harriet C. Connor Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Omega— M. Ada Walker 140 Langdon St., Madison, Wis. 

Psi— Elma Erich 615 Park Ave., Baltimore, Md. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA, 



Vol. IX. MINNEAPOLIS, APRIL, 1893. No. 3. 

COLLEGE FRIENDSHIPS. 

This is a subject which will not be out of place in a 
fraternity magazine, for when a girl is invited to join a 
fraternity, it is because she will be congenial to the other 
members of the chapter ; and when she consents to join, it 
is because she thinks these girls are such as she would like 
to have for friends. She is, in short, thrown into a circle of 
ready friends ; but must she confine herself to this circle 
alone ? Can she have no dktc outside whom she can call 
friend? If she is too narrow to extend her sympathies 
beyond her sisters, it would have been better both for her- 
self and for the fraternity if she had never joined. It is not 
to this girl that I write, but to the girl whose heart is big 
enough to take in "barb" as well as **Greek.** 

The question often arises as to what is real friendship ; 
what motives impel us to cultivate the friendship of one 
person in preference to that of another. Can there not be 
some rule laid down as to how to choose a friend ? Should 
we choose a friend simply because she will be an advantage 
to us socially or intellectually ? Or is there some power 
which unconsciously draws us towards the person whom we 
call "Friend?" 

To me friendship does not seem like something that is to 
be made and unmade at will ; something over which we 
bargain and hesitate, something that we can deliberately 
plan out ; but it seems rather the result of some sort of 
natural affinity, of some mysterious and irresistible power 
over which we have comparatively little influence. Yet, 
there are many people who say that friendships are the 
result of conscious volition ; that is, that a friendship should 



84 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

not be formed with a person until we know who and what 
she is. When we hear people talking in this way, we often 
wonder whether they realize the practical difficulties of such 
a mode of obtaining friends. The first obstacle is, "By what 
standard shall we judge the person we wish to make our 
friend?" We are told by those who advise us to choose our 
friends only after we have learned their whole history, that 
we should choose our superior. Now, there are a great 
many ways in which one person can be the superior of an- 
other, as, for example, intellectually or morally, in point of 
culture, principle, education, artistic taste or social position. 
The great trouble in choosing a superior is to know whether 
it would be better to choose a specialist in one of the above 
named branches, or whether a person evenly developed in 
several would be more preferable. Then, too, how are you 
to know that you have not been deceived by appearances, 
and that the person you have chosen is not your inferior 
after all? And are you perfectly sure that the superior 
would want an inferior for her friend? These and many 
other questions will arise to confuse us. 

However, we will grant that the choice has been success- 
fully made. The person who has advised you to make 
friends with some superior will also advise you to continu- 
ally strive to rise higher and higher in your friendships ; to 
be continually scanning the horizon of your acquaintances 
to see whether some one has not appeared who would not 
be more desirable as a friend than the person you have 
chosen. Once more you will meet with a serious difficulty. 
Again you will ask, "What is to form the basis of compari- 
son?" Supposing this difficulty also to have been overcome 
and you have once more chosen wisely, what has become of 
the sentiment and loyalty, the unselfishness and devotion 
which we always hear of in connection with friendship ? 
Has all affection been analyzed out, and is nothing left but 
the dry husk of self interest ? There is something in our 
natures that draws back from such a definition of friendship; 
of a word around which hang so many pleasing memories, 
but which, according to this, is utterly devoid of anything 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 8$ 

connected with affection, and we feel as if we would rather 
say p^ood-bye to it. 

Yet, why cannot we keep the old meaning ? Why cannot 
we call this acquaintance, for in choosing acquaintances it is 
possible for us to follow such a course as is here described. 
There can be the greatest admiration for the superior pow- 
ers of another, yet, as to making a friend of her, that would 
be a different thing. After all, it is not always the person 
who is your superior that would make the most congenial 
companion through your college life. Even in the choice 
of acquaintances, there is something objectionable in the 
wild rush after the person who is higher than yourself. It 
would be like a bad dream, in which you were fleeing from 
some horrible thing behind and desperately grasping after 
something in front that was always just beyond your reach. 

Would it not be better for us to go back to the old way, 
where acquaintance comes because we find something inter- 
esting in every human being, because we ourselves are 
all that we should be ; where we could form friendships, not 
because our friends could give us a certain amount of pres- 
tige, but because it was the natural prompting of our hearts? 

In friendship there is a giving as well as a getting. Why 
should we not make ourselves more noble, and, rather than 
be dragged down to the level of those whose friendship we 
might make, raise them to our level? Because a person 
may be in less favorable circumstances than we are in, is no 
sign that their powers, if developed, may not reach far 
beyond what we have ever conceived for ourselves. We are 
not living in a country or an age that recognizes caste, and 
why should we surround ourselves as by a wall and say, 
"None except those that fulfill certain requirements can be 
admitted" ? There are many whom we meet daily to whom 
our words or our friendship, just because we happen to seem 
to them above their level in intellect or other graces, would 
be, perhaps, the reviving touch which they unconsciously 
wait to receive in order to be their best selves. 

Let us therefore in no attitude of condescension, but with 
an insight born of love, looking for the best in every one, 



86 DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 

cultivate those friendships which are self-giving as well as 
those in which we humbly feel ourselves the receivers. Yet, 
no giving in friendship is utterly without return, for noble 
actions will always reflect back a beneficial influence upon 
our own characters. It is worthy the effort, this opening of 
new possibilities to others and to ourselves. 

Katherine E. Clagett, 
Psi. 

ONE GIRL WHO STUDIED MEDICINE. 

I can remember when quite a child, of hearing my aunt 
tell of the unpleasant experiences of the woman student in 
medicine. It was unusual in her day for women to think of 
a professional life, and much more so to enter one. 
Prejudice was a difficult barrier to overcome, even the 
boldest hesitated. The thoughtlessly spoken opinions of 
friend or relative caused many a moment of discourage- 
ment to the student. I had heard all this, and was destined 
to feel it to a certain degree, when in the fall of '88, I de- 
termined to study medicine. It has occurred to me that 
some girls who have longed to enter a profession, have been 
kept from doing so by fear of public and social opinion. 
For such as these, I would tell a little of my own experi- 
ence. 

I am a westerner, and as such have been accustomed to 
co-education all my life. Never, until I went east, did it 
occur to me that people wise and learned should be theo- 
rizing and arguing concerning the expediency of educating 
girls and boys together. On this account it seemed but 
natural, when I thought of studying medicine, that I should 
select a co-educational college. It offered what I wanted — 
and that was all I cared about. I had heard much of the 
irreverence and rowdyism of medical students. I had heard 
the old joke about the son, who, being without brains 
enough for the bar, or wit cnongh for business, or piety 
sufficient for the ministry, was educated for a physician. 
It^was with no exalted opinion of the medical student 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 8/ 

that I first matriculated as one myself; hence you may 
imagine with what growing astonishment I waited for the 
coarse practical jokes that were never played, and the un- 
gentlemanly speeches that were never uttered. I can 
honestly say that during my three years of study, never 
once did the men of my class, by so much as a word, make 
me feel that I was "out of my sphere," or doing aught un- 
womanly. And these class-mates of mine were not unusual 
people; they were not college bred, nor did they come from 
wealthy homes. The little attentions that grace a society 
youth would have been out of place in them. There was 
no flattery, no assumed deference in their behavior, they 
were simply gentlemen, as most young men naturally are. 
To them we were students, entitled to like rights and 
privileges as themselves — nothing more, nothing less. 

The last few months I have spent east in New York, 
studying at the post graduate medical. This was a little 
different from my first experience. Here I met, in my 
classes, men old and gray, and with the prejudices of thirty 
years ago still strong within them. A woman physician was 
to them a masculine creature, with a penetrating glance and 
a harsh voice; a creature of their own imagination entirely. 
One southern youth, who was, as he expressed it, **brush- 
ing up,'' for his state examinations, asked me one day if I in- 
tended to "doctor men." He was much relieved when I 
said **no," and gave me a long lecture not laid down in the 
prescribed course, on the impropriety of women doctoring 
men. I listened quietly until he had finished and then said, 
••I suppose you apply the same arguments to men doctoring 
women?" His face was a study. **I never thought of that," 
he said, and turned and left me. 

At first the professors seemed a little amused at me and 
my work, but before long they treated me with all the re- 
spect and consideration I could have desired. Even my 
young friends at home, whose opinion I highly prized, have 
ceased to regard me as queer or unwomanly. 

Indeed, the woman who to-day contemplates studying in 
any profession, will find not hindrance, but support and 



88 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

aid in all those with whom she may come in contact. Such 
I have found to be the case. Each year finds "woman's 
sphere*' growing wider and wider, until in time it will 
know no limit save that of human possibility; and mankind 
will judge work from its own merit, and no longer say "well 
done for a woman'* Elizabeth Dodds, 

Chi. 

COLLEGE GIRLS AT CHICAGO. 

Doubtless, you girls have all heard that the college men 
of these United States are to have representatives from their 
Glee Clubs at the World's Fair next summer; that each sec- 
tion has practiced separately the songs which the whole will 
sing; that concerts will be given at dates already set. 

An idea has been fermenting in the minds of some Cor- 
nell girls that a similar project is perfectly feasible and very 
desirable as regards the college women of the United States. 
What do you think of it? Why cannot quartettes of girls 
from all the colleges of the country come together and have 
a glorious vocal outpouring? A chorus of four or five hun- 
dred voices, if each section had been carefully trained, could 
easily and speedily be put into a working condition by an 
efficient director. To be sure, it is rather late to start the 
matter, but I believe it could be done with the aid of enthu- 
siasm and careful organization. 

We have just started a Girls' Choral Club here at Sage. 
We have some very good material, and hope soon to be able 
to give some concerts. The proceeds would probably pay 
the expenses of our quartette to Chicago, and a similar pol- 
icy might be pursued at the other colleges. We shall try to 
get up some circulars giving full details of the plan as we 
have conceived it, and send them around to the various col- 
leges. Now, please, girls, when it comes to your college, 
induce your college mates to consider the scheme carefully. 
It occurred to me that Delta Gamma might be a very effi- 
cient means of disseminating the idea, in a score of colleges 
at least. Let us hear a favorable report of the progress of 
the idea when we meet at the Akron convention. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 89 

You have all discussed ways and means of representing 
yourselves at the great World's Fair, and it seems to me 
that no way would be more characteristic of our American 
ideas of co-education than having a chorus of girls to bal- 
ance the chorus of men who come up from our halls of 
learning. Think about it! Talk about it! Do something! 

Harriet Chedie Connor. 
Chi. 

THE GOOD AND EVIL OF PLEDGING. 

There is much to be said for and against the system of 
pledging students of preparatory schools to join a certain 
fraternity when they shall have entered college. Whether 
or not this system should be allowed depends a great deal 
on the character of the college; that is, if the majority of 
students live at home, there is not so much benefit to be 
derived as if the most or very many of the students live in 
college halls and chapter homes. 

In the first place, when it can be said of any chapter, 
•*Oh, that chapter is large enough, but about half of them 
are only pledged members", this statement injures the chap- 
ter and the fraternity to which it belongs, as much as the 
statement that one chapter has as many members enrolled 
as another at the same school, but that it has only half as 
many alumnae. Rather more, for it is a fact more patent to 
the undergraduate. The practice of pledging, when indulged 
in to any extent, injures a chapter's work, as well as its out- 
side standing and influence, for it compels the older and 
more conservative part of a chapter to consent to the asking 
of girls in whom they cannot take much interest and of 
whom they cannot have as much knowledge as of a regular 
college student. It usually works in this way: A young 
girl enters a preparatory school, having one, two, or three 
years of work before she can enter college classes; she is 
bright, pretty, and entertaining; you say: "I like that girl, 
and I think she will be a good fraternity girl; I would rather 
wait until she has proved herself, but if we want her at all, 



90 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

we must have her now." And the result is that you pledge 
her to become a member of your chapter. Now if it turns 
out that the girl cannot come back the next year, can she 
say she is a member of the fraternity? Suppose she goes to 
another college where there is another chapter of the same 
fraternity, can she become a member of the fraternity there, 
if that chapter does not feel so inclined? Can she join 
another fraternity, provided she, in her wider experience, 
prefers a chapter of a different fraternity at a different col- 
lege? These questions might be raised. But more com- 
monly, suppose that during the year she is pledged, those 
who liked her, find that .she "does not wear well", that she 
is entirely out of sympathy with them, what is to be done? 
Would it not have been better to have left her out of frater- 
nity consideration, until she had had a fair trial? Of course, 
these same things might be said concerning freshmen, but 
after a girl is once initiated, the matter is, of course, settled, 
unless the case is a very extreme one. And would not 
preparatory girls, considering a fraternity a privilege of 
college life alone, esteem it a higher honor to be asked, and 
would they not do better work, remembering that they are 
being watched and weighed as possible members? 

Now for a few things on the other side. In a college 
town, where by the system of the college, the younger girls 
are mingled to a great extent with the girls of the higher 
classes, it is a good thing for the older ones to have in the 
younger the added interest given by fraternity bonds. It 
ought to make them more womanly to know that younger 
girls depend upon them, watch their example, come to them 
for encouragement and sympathy. This sort of feeling be- 
tween older and younger daughters of the same Alma Mater, 
ought to exist independent of fraternity ties; but it is a fact 
that it falls often only within these lines. 

As to the benefit to the pledgling herself, of course she 
has another incentive (one not to be lightly thought of) for 
good work, that is, that the honor of her Fraternity depends 
on her to the extent of her ability, and this incentive often 
does much to keep, not only preparatory students ; but higher 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 9I 

class women up to the mark. Again the pledged member, 
attending all social affairs of the chapter, learns to know the 
Fraternity so that when she has been initiated, she is more 
useful to the whole chapter than the girl who has looked on 
a year or so but had no part. The pledged girl, if she is of 
the right stamp, also takes interest in those Eraternity matters 
which may be brought to her notice. A girl, who has been 
for a year a pledged member, in her Freshman year, turns 
her knowledge and influence to good use hy helping in the 
selection of other girls in her class, who have just entered. 
In short, the question is one for local decision. 

Eta. 

A COUP D'ETAT. 

It may not be out of place to describe in the pages of 
Anchora the attempt and failure of the sororities in the 
University of Minnesota, to enter into some friendly 
arrangement whereby all would have equal opportunities 
afforded them for making the acquaintance of new girls; 
and whereby the present inordinate excitement attendant 
upon the rushing season, might be mitigated. 

There are five sororities in this institution, and rivalry is 
close and not always good natured. However, in spite of 
strained relations between some of the chapters, a general 
feeling prevailed among the individual members that the 
fall campaign might be conducted in a more dignified and 
creditable manner, with less feeling and better results. With 
this object in view meetings were called, to which all of the 
sororities sent delegates; various matters were discussed at 
length, chief among which was the subject of pledging girls 
before their entrance into college. This had been done 
by one society in a very systematic manner, and one so 
satisfactory to themselves, that they proved obdurate to 
all attempts to persuade them to depart from such evil 
courses. This opposition naturally made any arrangement 
among the other sororities impossible, and for the time 
being the matter was dropped. This occurred last spring. 



92 DKLTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

But the more earnest among the fraternity girls had the 
matter very much at heart, and sincerely desired to work 
only in an honorable way, and to give everyone a fair chance 
in the yearly contest. Therefore they made plans to cir- 
cumvent the obstructionist chapter, and the result of their 
deliberations has recently been materialized in the form of a 
booklet, daintily bound in white paper, upon which is in- 
scribed in gold letters, **A Few Words on Fraternities,'* with 
the names of the four responsible sororities intertwined upon 
the back. The pamphlet contains i8 pages, and sets forth 
clearly and distinctly the aims and character of the organiz- 
ations, and describes some of the methods of rushing. It 
concludes with a pledge signed by all members of the four 
sororities, to the effect that they bind themselves to issue 
no invitations until new students are duly registered in the 
university. These pamphlets are to be distributed among 
the students of the city high school. They are issued in an 
exceedingly attractive form, and will doubtlessly have the 
desired effect of inducing the prospective freshman to post- 
pone making a choice of sororities until they have entered 
college and fully understand the peculiar conditions of fra- 
ternity life. 

The object of the book is not to arouse animosity in the 
excluded chapter, nor any prejudice against it in the high 
school girls. It is issued simply as a means of self-pro- 
tection to the sororities that do not believe in premature 
pledging. The result of this coup d'etat is awaited with in- 
terest. 

CONVENTION. 

To fix the date of convention at a time most suitable to 
all concerned has been the earnest desire of Eta. All the 
chapters have replied to our request as to the best time for 
their leaving college in order to attend the convention, and 
we have accordingly decided upon a date which seems to be 
convenient for the majority. The early part of May is the 
preference of many, therefore the convention will be held on 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 93 

the loth, nth and 12th days of May. We have also deemed 
it unnecessary to take more than two days for the meeting, 
for like Xi at the last convention, we are reluctant to ask 
for a longer time from college and think visitors from a 
distance will wish to remain away as short a time as possible 
and acomplish the required business. 

We desire word from the chapters as soon as they can 
inform us, concerning the number of delegates coming and 
the time at which they will arrive. We hope to see a large 
number of visitors to assist us in filling out the following 
program. This is only a rough sketch however: 

May loth — Arrival of Delegates. 

Evening. Informal Reception. 

May nth — 8:30 a. m. Business Meeting. 
1:30 p. M. Business Meeting. 
Evening. Formal Reception. 

May I2th — 8:30 a. m. Business Meeting. 

1:30 p. M. Business Meeting. 

Evening. Banquet. 

Eta. 



EDITORIALS. 



In speaking of the inter-chapter exchange of fraternity 
journals, in the January Anchora, the announcement was 
made that Pi Beta Phi was among the sororities that had 
ratified the exchange. This was a mistake which the editor 
desires to correct. As the matter now stands, Kappa Alpha 
Theta, Delta Delta Delta, and Delta Gamma are the only ones 
actively interested in the experiment. 



After due consideration and possibly utidue discussion, 
it has been decided to abandon the project of a general fra- 
ternity exhibit at the World's Fair. One or two fraternities 
still intend to be represented, but all the sororities, we are 
informed, have withdrawn from the movement. This action 
will undoubtedly meet with the unanimous approval of all 
chapters of Delta Gamma. While we should not have ad- 
vised withdrawal, had the general feeling been favorable to 
the project, we can see no good reason for bringing fra- 
ternities into public notice; they are essentially private and 
personal affairs. No exhibit that typified their character 
could be made of general interest, and to those already in- 
terested in the Greeks, such an exhibit would be valueless. 
Very possibly also, a characteristic exhibit would win but lit 
tie respect from the uninitiated, and might become a cause of 
depreciation rather than of honor. To have made such an 
exhibit simply, not discreditable, would have involved an 
expenditure of time, energy, and money that the uncertain 
advantages to be derived therefrom would not warrant. 

To those chapters which interested themselves in the 
matter sufficiently to plan their share of the exhibit, and 
whose members were kind enough to comply with Miss 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 95 

Baker's request for helpful suggestions, she extends her 
thanks and cordial appreciation of their willingness to co- 
operate in a movement that has proved inadvisable. 



The Pan-Hellenic Congress, will, however, convene, if 
the present arrangements remain undisturbed, on Wednes- 
day, July 19th. It is proposed that the morning of that day 
be spent in listening to addresses of general interest given 
by women of national reputation. The names of the speak- 
ers have not as yet been announced, for, the program is still 
in the process of evolution. The afternoon will be devoted 
to discussion of fraternity questions by prominent members 
of the sororities selected by their respective organizations 
for that purpose. This session will be followed in the even- 
ing by a banquet, which every member of a sorority 
present in Chicago at that time is expected to attend. The 
meeting must be full of interest and we trust will be of 
profit. One afternoon is however so short an allowance of 
time that little more than a very general discussion of very 
general matters can be expected. It is not probable that 
any measures will be adopted tending to a practical solution 
of the difficulties that beset our paths, but it will be helpful 
to all sororities by bringing opposing factions into sympa- 
thetic relations with one another for even a short time. 
Such meetings, while they may not bring about radical re- 
forms, have an educational value that should not be under- 
estimated. Let Delta Gamma show her cordial sym- 
pathy with the movement by a large and loyal attendance 
at the meeting. 

* 

Every delegate should go to Akron prepared to discuss 
the subject of a change of date for future conventions. For 
reasons so manifold that they have made the question ap- 
pear to have but one side, it has heretofore been deemed ad- 
visable to hold the biennial conventions during the college 



96 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

year. But in the course of time conditions have altered, and 
now, from different quarters come urgent requests that the 
date be changed, and that hereafter the reunions be held 
during the summer vacations. The editor is strongly in 
favor of the change, because the present arrangement of 
necessity seriously interferres with the college work, and 
fraternity duties should never supercede regular college 
duties. The time spent by the entertaining chapter in pre- 
paration for convention, can ill be spared by busy students; 
it is an undoubted fact that the detrimental influence of a 
convention is felt by the entertaining chapter throughout at 
least one term of school year. Even for the chapters 
nearest the place of meeting, it means for their delegates 
more than the loss of convention week from college, for al- 
though girls may be willing to go to Europe with no bag- 
gage but a hand-satchel, they are not wise enough to go to 
convention without a well filled trunk, and the packing of 
that trunk takes time that should be spent in learning irreg- 
ular French verbs. 

The one argument in favor of holding convention during 
the college year is the fact that the members of the chapter 
are together at that time and it is easier to make desirable 
arrangements for entertainment under such circumstances. 
But this advantage is offset by the gain in time and the free- 
dom from other duties in the summer. Although many 
members of the entertaining chapter would always be non- 
residents of the college town, it usually happens that they 
live within a short distance of their alma mater and would 
not consider it a serious inconvenience to return for the con- 
vention. Moreover the fact that one chapter of Delta 
Gamma has never been represented in convention, and will 
send a delegate this year at the sacrifice of at least three 
weeks work at a time of year when the loss is serious, should 
in itself be sufficient to induce the fraternity to hold the con- 
vention of '95 in the summer time. This matter should be 
discussed in every chapter before May loth, and every dele- 
gate should go to Akron prepared to definitely express her 
chapter s opinion upon the subject. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 97 

It is with some surprise that the editor learns that, as the 
exponent of the opinions of Delta Gannma. she has been re- 
viewed, classified, and labeled by an outside critic, as an en- 
thusiastic Pan-Hellenist. The announcement was surprising 
inasmuch as we have repeatedly declared that we knew not 
the meaning of Pan-Hellenism, and have frequently expressed 
our doubt that it meant anything at all. If Anchora's posi- 
tion in this matter has been misunderstood by outsiders, pos- 
sibly there may also be some confusion in the minds of all 
her readers, therefore a few words in explanation. 

Pan Hellenism has ever appeared to us absolutely im- 
practicable; as a sentiment it is extremely alluring, but prac- 
tically it is as elusive as it is attractive. It is a quicksand; 
it looks inviting but its appearance is deceptive; one can- 
not gain a firm foothold therein. Thtf idea carried to its 
logical conclusion would result in a consolidation of frater- 
nities, and where would our distinctive traits about which 
we are all so fond of talking be then? If it stops short of 
amalgamation, it amounts to nothing, and in fact makes a 
tacit confession that the interests of fraternities are not 
identical but antagonistic. The antagonism may be mild, 
may be a surface feeling, but it is apt to be rather turbulent 
in the fall of the year. 

Inter-fraternity difficulities are almost invariably local, 
and of such diverse and changeful character that it is im- 
possible for any national Pan-Hellenic legistation to con- 
trol them. In many institutions a few general regulations 
for all local chapters might be adopted to advantage; in 
many others, the antagonism is so strong that nothing of the 
sort is practicable. In small colleges, where but few frater- 
nities arc represented, amicable arrangements for the benefit 
of all concerned can usually be, and frequently are, agreed 
upon; in large institutions, wherein arc represented a large 
number of chapters, composed of all sorts and conditions of 
men and women, such arrangements are a practical impos- 
sibility. They can find no common ground. In the spirit of 
Pan-Hellenism wc believe, but we are sure it is developed 
from within the fraternity circles, by conscientious efforts, 



98 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

in every individual chapter, to purify fraternity methods in 
their own colleges, and not from without, by a constitution 
adopted by a Pan-Hellenic convention. Such a constitution 
at best could be but of the most general nature and could 
never be made comprehensive enough to cover local and 
specific difficulties, and those are the only ones that ever 
make real trouble. Finally, no Pan-Hellenic legislation 
could ever be authoritative; for as soon as a regulation be- 
came distasteful to any fraternity, that one would withdraw, 
and the ultimate result of the most disinterested Pan-Hell- 
enic efforts would be **con fusion worse confounded." 



CHAPTER LETTERS. 



alpha; mount union college. 

Since our last letter to the readers of Anchora the girls 
of Alpha of Delta Gamma have come to the realization of 
the fact that another term of this year's college work have 
been completed, another week of examinations with its ac- 
companying trials and fears is now a thing of the past, and 
we know that all too soon the last term of the year will be 
gone when Alpha will lose three of the best and most be- 
loved girls at college. This winter term has been a pleasent 
one for us, for, although we have spent many hours in study 
we have also spent many social hours together in the meet- 
ings and other places, which will only make the memories 
of our college days sweeter to us in after years. When the 
roll is called in the meetings of the spring term one name 
that has now become familiar will be missing. Miss Pearl 
Binford has decided to remain at home this term to rest, but 
has promised to be with us in the summer term. We expect 
Miss Bertie Tedrow to return in the spring, and I know all 
the girls will be glad to have sister Bertie with us again. 

Alpha has increased her number of pledged members to 
three — the two latest members whom she will now introduce 
to readers of Anchora, Misses Nellie Jennings and Helen 
Williams receiving the pledge Saturday afternoon, January, 
7th, 1893. 

Alpha is now revelling in the prospect of soon having a 
cosy little nest in which we may have confiding sisterly talks 
and feel that the very walls are sacred to Delta Gamma. 
We have aleady made a number of purchases and before 
our reunion which will beheld in March we hope to be in 
our new home. On the day on which we had planned to do 
our shopping for our room, a committee from the A Tfl fra- 
ternity presented us with three beautiful upholstered chairs 
for our officers. This token of their friendship and good 
wishes was entirely unexpected, and hence doubly welcome. 

The only trouble now is, that we all want to be — ** not an 
angel " but an officer. Wc are not planning to have a for- 
mal hall, but instead, we want to have a dainty room, which 

811786 



ICXD DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

shall cheer us in our lonely homesick hours, if Delta Gam- 
ma girls ever have these, and shall foster our feminine love 
for the beautiful. Come and see us — won't you? 

Mattie Hoyer. 



delta; university of southern CALIFORNIA. 

We find that some of our Delta Gamma sisters have 
inferred from our last letter to Anchora that we did not 
intend to send a delegate to the convention this year. We 
certainly would prefer that the convention could be held 
during the summer vacation, nevertheless we intend, and 
have intended all the year, to be represented whenever it 
should take place. We are too desirous to become acquaint- 
ed with our sisters to let another opportunity pass by. 

We noticed in the last Anchora that we were to receive 
the journals of other sororities in exchange for our own. We 
think it a very good idea, and have been looking for their 
appearance, thus far, in vain, though the K A O chapter 
here has received a copy of the Anchora. 

The Deltas have been very quiet this term. We have 
had but one diversion from our studies. That was a tea 
given at the home of Mrs. Matthew. 

We had a delightful time and enjoyed meeting Miss Trew 
a former classmate of Mrs. Matthew at Northwestern Uni- 
versity. 

Our teas have been quite a success thus far, especially 
this last one, as we had Miss Montgomery with us : and Mrs. 
Parker found time to leave that future Delta Gamma boy in 
order to be with us during a part of the afternoon. We were 
sorry that one face was not there that we have seldom failed 
to see with us. Lillian Sigler started for Phoenix, Arizona, 
the day before the tea. She expects to visit friends there 
for some time, but we hope to have her with us again before 
commencement. 

LuRA Whitlock. 



ZETA; ALBION COLLEGE. 



Zeta again has the privilege of greeting her sister chap- 
ters through the pages of the Anchora. As a fraternity, our 
members are necessarily scattered. The most of our sisters 
we have never seen, or is it likely, ever will, yet each of us 



t)feLTA GAMMA ANCHORA. lOl 

wear the same mystic symbol, the anchor, so dear to every 
Delta Gamma's heart. 

There should be such a feeling existing between us, that 
we could in very truth feel that we were **sisters." "The 
union of souls is an anchor in storms." You have all seen 
this on the first page of the Anchora. Did you ever realize 
how much it meant? To tne it means the key-stone of suc- 
cess in freternity life. If our chapters were more closely 
united in bonds of Tau Delta Eta, if we were more loyal* to 
our vows; Delta Gamma would have an anchor that could 
withstand all storms. 

Zeta takes great pleasure in introducing to you her latest 
initiate, Ada Sullen, '96. who has been pledged for some 
time. Lela Scofield and Kate Smith also wear the bronze, 
pink and blue. These are bright, charming girls, and we 
think ourselves fortunate in having secured them. 

At present our chapter consists of fifteen. This term 
has been a very pleasant one to us, notwithstanding the 
severity of the weather. A few weeks ago, we gave a re- 
ception to the wives of the faculty, in honor of Mrs. Prof. 
Goodrich, wife of our new Greek teacher. The evening 
was spent in a very pleasant manner. 

Albion College has long lacked buildings, but now we 
have a new gymnasium, and expect to have new laboratory 
and library buildings in the spring. We have a very pleas- 
sant hall situated in one of the college buildings. There 
are but two other 4adies fraternities here: Alpha Chi 
Omega and Kappa Alpha Theta, but nevertheless, these are 
sufficient to cause considerable excitement at "rushing" 
time. The end of the term is fast approachihg and with it 
examinations. How quickly the time slips away! It is 
gone before we are scarcely aware of it, showing us how 
short our school life is. 

Zeta extends the best of wishes to her Delta Gamma 
sisters. Mae B. Hunt. 



eta ; BUCHTEL COLLEGE. 

Nearly a whole term has passed since our last Anchora, 
and Eta has been in a continual whirl of excitement. This 
is owing greatly to the convention so near at hand, for which 
plans are rapidly developing and which keeps our meetings 
very active and interesting. "Rushing" is a thing of the 



I62 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

past, for this year, and all our energies are turned toward 
the future convention. 

We have been unfortunate in losing two of our active 
members this term. Bessie Wills, of the present senior 
class, has been forced to discontinue her college work be- 
cause of weak eyes, and A. Leta Courtney has left us in 
order to pursue a medical course in Chicago, where she will 
go in the spring. She is now teaching in Salem, Ohio. 

On the 13th of January, the chapter secured Ex-Chief 
Justice L. N. Owen, of the supreme court of Ohio, to deliver 
a lecture on **An Hour in the Forum." The lecture was 
exceedingly entertaining, not only in itself, but from the 
peculiar manner of the handling. Few ventured forth on 
account of the inclemency of the weather, but they were 
well repaid by the dry and sparkling wit which bubbled 
forth at every unexpected moment, and caused repeated 
applause. 

Eta has another lecture booked for March 17th, and we 
trust circumstances will be more favorable for a full house. 
The speaker will be Hannibal Williams, whose great success 
in Shakespearian readings was proven when he was in Akron 
one year ago. 

We are again rejoicing over the good fortune oi ^ ^ P 
sophomore. Miss Lulu Parker took the second place in the 
annual Ashton prize contest of February 25th. 

Our senior girls are very enthusiastic over a revolution of 
which *93 is the instigator. By their efforts, Buchtel will 
have no graduating exercises this year, but following the 
example of other colleges, will have an address by an orator 
and indulge in class-day exercises and numerous other at- 
tractions. Our college is rapidly improving in many ways. 
To the faculty we owe our thanks for a system of govern- 
ment similar to that at Amherst, and for new athletic 
grounds, second to none in the state. The new science 
building is under way, and is destined to be the finest in 
Ohio. Gertrude Taber. 



kappa; university of Nebraska. 

Again, as the time comes to write my letter to you, I 
despair because there is nothing new and startling to tell. 
How difficult the task of the Anchora correspondent — to 
make the dull, monotonous round of school life seem gay 
and full of variety. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. lOj 

As I predicted in my last letter we had initiations just 
before the last Anchora came out. Grace Irene Bridge now 
wears a Delta Gamma pin. She is so completely one of us 
by this time that it seems strange to be speaking of her as a 
new girl. 

We had a delightful lunch afterwards, at which all but 
three of our girls were present. We have the advantage 
over some of you, for all but one of the members of our 
chapter live in the city, so that our old girls can come to 
our meetings and be with us almost as much as if they were 
still in school. 

I wonder if any of you have a fraternity exchange like 
ours? 

We were very much pleased to see, in the last Anchora, 
that we were to have several fraternity journals to read 
besides our own. This suggested to us that an exchange of 
journals between local chapters would be very interesting. 
You know that in the west when we think something would 
be good for us, the very next thing is to get it. The other 
fraternity people were pleased with the idea, so next month 
we begin to exchange. 

We are all rejoicing over the fact that a fraternity boy 
won first honors in our local oratorical contest. It is the 
first time fraternity people have had a chance,^ and as the 
non-fraternity students think they must have everything to 
themselves, we are delighted to be ahead for once. Things 
like this are occurring right along, and they show us that 
fraternity spirit is growing iti our university. The time is 
past where fraternities can be ignored or pushed to one side. 
They demand equal rights and honors with other organiza- 
tions of a literary nature. 

Of course, you are as much interested in the March 15th 
reunion and the convention as we are. We have elected 
Martha Hutchison as our representative at the convention. 
We have our reunion Saturday night, March i8th. Of 
course, we expect a delightful time. 

I am glad I shall have the reunion to describe in my next 
letter, for really I am afraid, otherwise, it would be as badly 
off for news as this one. Helen Gregory. 



lambda; university of Minnesota. 

More than a week since some of us enjoyed that wee 
glimpse of the home ones; and now weVe all settled down 



104 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

to the new term's work trying to forget that these gay spring 
months will pass in a wink. That already two-thirds of this 
happy year together is but a sweet memory. 

Since the last letter Lambda has said good bye to two of 
her sisters and gained a new one. Lonely indeed we were 
for a time after our dear enthusiastic sister, Avis Grant, left 
for Baltimore. But her long bright letters full to the twelfth 

Cage of Delta Gamma interests make us realize that we have 
y no means lost her, and that she is just as truly one of us 
as when she betwitched us all with her earnest words at our 
Tuesday meetings. And we wish to tell you Psi girls that 
thanks to Mrs. Grant, Lambda has a clear picture in her 
mind of ever so many of you, and can speak of her far-away 
Baltimore sisters with a so much closer and more real sister 
feeling. Clara King, one of our sophomore girls did not 
return for this term's study, and though we miss her much, 
we are consoled with knowing she will be with us again in 
the fall. 

But I must not forget that the latest arrival in our large 
family has not yet been introduced to you. Constance Gil- 
man has been with us many a week now. A dear sweet lass 
she is whom we know you would all love. She is a worthy 
member of the freshman class and was invited to join Del- 
ta Gamma in September. We feel joyful indeed that she is 
at last our own. 

We are invariably late to, dinner on Tuesday evenings 
now-a-days. there are so many things to talk about when we 
are all together — convention, the chapter house for next 
year that is almost decided upon, the party we propose 
giving directly after Lent, and the long anticipated reunion 
next Saturday. The babes who have only been told over 
and over again of the delights of this day when all the older 
sisters who can, come home, and those far off write of them- 
selves, are looking forward to it indeed. We are invited for 
the afternoon to the home of Miss Florence Rose. '92. Just 
to think of forty Delta Gammas in one house. Will it not 
be merry? 

Of course we all want to go to convention, and a few of 
us really do have high hopes. However Lambda will be 
well represented as besides our delegate. Anchora's editor 
expects to go, and Mrs. Grant writes us that she, too, is go- 
ing. 

We have a little friend down street, the dearest bit of a 
girl with dark hazel eyes and bonnie brown curls. Some- 
time she will be a loyal Delta Gamma, for you see how pa- 



DELTA GAMMA AMCHORA. lOJ 

triotic she is even in her baby days. The dear child plays 
with three dolls whom she has named respectfully, Delta 
Gamma and Pin, a Delta Gamma pin being in her eyes the 
most beautiful thing in all the world; and this ren;iinds me, 
by the by, we are having somewhat of a laugh over the lib- 
erties that are being taken with our family tjame. A ca- 
terer even sent in his bill to us last week directed to Miss 
Delia Gamma. 

Ah me! I was admonished to write a good letter. But 
sisters mine, what could you expect from one of the babies? 

Florence E. Graham. 



SIGMA; NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

By this time the circulars from the Evanston Entertain- 
ment Bureau must have reached all chapters of Delta Gam- 
ma, and although it is by no means desirable to make a 
chapter letter into an advertisement, the unusual virtues of 
this plan of entertainment make sufficient excuse for writing 
of it with confidence and enthusiasm. 

It is needless to say to anyone who has ever seen Evans- 
ton that it is an ideal university town, and that it will be a 
quiet, restful place to come after a day at the fair, while it 
may be added for the benefit of all, that means of transpor- 
tation to the fair promises to be very satisfactory. During 
the months of vacation good weather is more nearly a cer- 
tainty than any other time, and an efficient boat service be- 
tween Evanston and Jackson park is a great attraction in it- 
self. The time of the trip mav be counted an hour and a 
quarter, and the expense at fiity cents for the round trip. 
The railway trip will be sixty-five cents unless a war is stirred 
up, when very low rates would result. 

The management is desirious of making arrangements as 
soon as possible with those who wish to come in large par- 
ties. It is unnecessary to indicate the advantage and the 
.pleasure resulting from a number of Delta Gammas being 
here at the same time, whether they be from one chapter or 
from different chapters. It will be delightful, also, to come 
in contact with college women from England and the con- 
tinent, and our patriotism cannot help reflecting that it will 
afford them an opportunity of seeing that Americans are 
not barbarians. 

The sororities of Northwestern University celebrated a 
feast on the third of March, which promises to become a 



I06 DELTA GAMMA ANCMORA. 

permanent institution. The young men of the university 
have held a Pan-Hellenic banquet for several years, and this 
is an adaptation of that idea by the young women. Miss 
Annie Hitchcock of Delta Gamma opened her home for the 
entertainment of the Grecian maids. The fraternity girls 
who are in the Cumnock School of Oratory, presented 
Grace Furmss' farce of "Tulu" very cleverly, and vocal and 
exceptional instrumental music were provided with liberal- 
ity. The feeling of good fellowship and the hilarity which 
prevailed made one believe the millenium was at hand. 

Miss Daisy Martin, a sophomore in the classical course, 
was initiated into the mysteries of Delta Gamma according 
to Sigma's interpretation at the first of the winter term. 

On the third of February Sigma entertained her friends 
with a sleighing party to Miss Ethel Babcock's home at 
Kenilworth, where cards and dancing were the diversions of 
the evening. 

Helen H. Bock. 



TAU ; UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. 

Seneca told us long ago that it was a wretched practice 
to fill up our letters with remarks about the "short and mild 
winter", or the ** backward spring", but out of the fullness or 
the heart the mouth must speak, and we cannot withhold a 
groan concerning these ice-bound days. Every Delta Gamma 
had her ears frozen weeks ago, and who has no chilblains ? 
(This is a rhetorical question, j do not expect that anyone 
is able to answer it.) Yet it really seems that out of 
our afflictions we Delta Gammas grow more attached to 
each other. Every morning now we all meet in the waiting- 
room to get warm, and while we thaw we enjoy ourselves as 
only a band of congenial girls can do. 

We think we have a very fine frat this year anyhow. We 
took in our newest member since last we wrote, and now we 
have just eight active members, and all of them of the very 
best sort. Thjee of us chum together, three others do the 
same, and then two, and there is besides a system of ** inter- 
chumming" in constant operation. 

But the last member must be introduced. Her name is a 
poetical one, Virginia Swan, which is partly the reason we 
fell in love with her. She comes here from Cornell College, 
thisstate,and has entered junior in the letters course. She has 
become a very good Delta Gamma now, for she has been 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. I07 

with us several weeks, and she has readily fallen in as third 
member or one of the chumming partnerships above referred 
to. Her initiation was positively our last appearance this 
year as initiators, which we all knew and so made the most 
of. We were there in full force, active, lay and honorary 
members, at the home of Helen Cox, and every one had a 
separate lot of ordeals to put the candidate through. But 
she stood the ordeal bravely. She said, ** No, she would not 
lie and steal for Delta Gamma", and thus unconsciously 
saved herself from some of her trials, and afterwards, when 
we took her out from the mill-sack, we made up with music 
and jokes and feasting and stories for all that she had to go 
through. 

Now we are at work. The winter term is our time for 
study, and we "get right down to it". (It might be that our 
professors would not all agree with us in that statement, but 
that is merely "a matter of opinion".) We intend no more 
diversions as a frat until the last of the term, when we have 
planned an affair which floats as yet in uncertain mistiness 
above our heads, but which we are morally certain is going 
to develop into a delightful thing. 

Margaret Gleason. 



CHi; CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

The examinations of the winter term are upon us. The 
judgment day is close at hand. Some of us rather fear to 
read the writing on the wall. A week from to-day we shall 
probably be down in the depths of despair; later, there may 
be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, to say noth- 
ing of a casting into outer darkness. But before that dole- 
ful period arrives, we expect to have one glorious reunion. 
We have letters from many of the old girls and we shall in- 
dulge in a luxury of reminiscences to-morrow evening. 
After that the deluge. 

This winter term has gone in a trice. We realize most 
sadly that the substantial work of the year is over; for the 
spring term is but ** a dream and a forgetting." You know 
what Tennyson said about the spring time and a "young 
man's fancy." Our lady principal here says that there's no 
reason why the same shouldn't be true of a young woman's 
fancy. So beware! Certain it is that when the balmy 
spring comes many a girl saunters lakeward with a lunch 
basket and a young man. But I anticipate! running from 



108 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

the present evil — exams — to the future good — boat rides on 
our fair Cayuga. 

During the past term, we have tried to be good. We 
have succeeded indifferently from an individual, nobly from 
a fraternity standpoint. First of all, we've had another 
swing at which we introduced, with all due ceremony, Miss 
Lillian Coleman of Rochester, N. Y., to the Delta Gamma 
goat. That animal, owing to its recent feast on seven fat 
initiates, behaved rather better than usual. We have had 
chapter meetings quite regularly, and attendance has been 
good, owing to new and stringent rules about fines, which 
have accordingly been hanging like a sword of Damocles 
over our heads all terms. Roberts' Rules of Order are 
nominally a law unto us,but when Bertha and Grace get on the 
same couch with no pillows between, they are as uncomfort- 
able neighbors as were Simonides and the philosopher in 
Lucian's story of "The Cock," and parliamentary rules are 
sometimes forgotten in the general clatter. 

All this term, we have sadly missed the presence of our 
dear president, Jessie Bunting, who did not return after the 
Christmas holidays. Her brother has been very ill with 
typhoid fever and she could not be spared from home. She 
will not gradute this year, as was her intention, but she will 
be back next term to have her picture taken with us. We 
have lost another of our strongest girls, this term, Elizabeth 
Dodds, who because of her genius for finance, apart from the 
value of her own dear self, has been an inestimable boon to 
Delta Gamma. She went to New York at the opening of 
the winter term to attend the Post Graduate Medical School, 
where she has been studying Pathology and Gynaecology. 
Elsewhere in this number, she will tell you something of her 
impressions of a girl's opportunity for medical study. 

As for the rest of us — we have gone on the even tenor of 
of our way — occassionally laid up by la grippe, but well 
and happy for the most part. The Sophomore girls gave 
last week at chapter meeting a little farce called the ** Jack 
Trust Company." Blanche was Jack and looked quite ir- 
resistible in a white tennis suit, white silk shirt — cigarette, 
everything complete. Leona took the role of the skirt 
dancer; Gertrude that of the opera singer; Bertha was the 
aristocratic old boarding-house keeper, a relic of "befoh de 
wah"; Emily the deaf and dumb lady and Grace the irre- 
pressible and very amusing maid. 

The Cornell girls have gotten quite a dramatic fever 
lately, and various societies have taken to acting. A very 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. lOQ 

clever little farce called "My Lord in Livery" was lately 
given by one of the senior societies. They have also started 
a Choral Club to which several Delta Gammas have the 
honor of belonging. Class contests have been held by the 
under classes and some rather lively contests have taken 
place. Both the girl officers of the freshman class, we 
would have you know, are Delta Gammas, and have conse- 
quently been very important people during the past week. 
Arrangements are being made for a girl Pan Hellenic ban- 
quet. As there are about seventy five Greeks here, we 
ought to be able to have a royal good time. As usual, one 
week of the winter term was given up to unmixed gayety. 
The junior ball and the sophomore cotillion offered concen- 
trated festivity enough for a whole college course. Many 
of the Delta Gamma girls were among the dissipated of that 
week. 

We have heard many good lectures, this course; such as 
*• The Great Northland " by Mr. Erastus Wimans, and "The 
Recent Exploration in Egypt" by Dr. Wm. Copley Winslow. 
The richest treats have come to us, however, in the musical 
line. Damrosch was here with his incomparable orchestra 
and stole our hearts away, and last week Paderewski visited 
Ithaca. I count it a great privilege to live at the same time 
he does and to have heard him play. Life is surely worth 
the living as long as such beautiful things can come into it. 
At times, the piano fairly sobbed under his hands, and again 
it grew so glad and exultant. Life was full then; one did 
not need to live any longer. His playing is happily devoid 
of mannerisims. but when he played "Lizt's Rhaprodie No. 
2," his whole frame quivered and his fingers, as they ran 
from the key-board were clutched like an eagle's claws. 
And so he gathered up the sweet, wonderful notes and flung 
them at us over his shoulders, and we picked them up joy- 
fully and went home the better for his providence. 

Before the next Anxhora shall appear, Chi expects to be 
better acquainted with you all. Some one of us will meet 
some of you at the Akron Convention. I am very anxious 
that that shall be as enthusiastic and successful as possible. 
Let the girl who is best able to represent to others what she 
has seen and what she has heard, the girl who can best en- 
liven facts, be the representative of her fraternity. Those 
who stay at home must be made to see what she has seen, 
and hear what she has heard. 

Before the convention, I wish you to have considered a 
plan which will be explained elsewhere in this paper for a 



no DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

college girl's glee club at the World's Fair. Your college 
will, probably, receive a circular from Cornell concerning the 
matter. Please give it careful consideration. Let every 
Delta Gamma fraternity constitute itself the committee in 
its college for the furtherance of the scheme. 

And now, It seems to me the most appropriate withdraw- 
al would be anf baldi^es Wicderiehen, 

Harriet Chedie Connor. 



phi; university of Colorado. 

This is the letter which should contain the account of 
our reunion; but this is impossible as Phi, in order to have 
a reunion was obliged to postpone her reunion day from 
March 15th to April 7th. On that day we expect to have a 
grand reunion, not only of all our former members in college, 
but of several from other chapters who reside in the state. 
We hope to initiate Mrs. Barker as an honorary member in- 
to ranks of A /^at that time. 

Phi has been exceedingly quiet of late. Nothing of 
special interest has happened in fraternity circles. 

Rumors are afloat of several of the fraternities here, that 
they will build chapter houses next year. This will be of 
great benefit to the institution, as it will make room in dor- 
motories which are crowded for new students another year. 
The university is in a flourishing condition, the attendance 
this year being 75 per cent more than last, and next year 
promises as much of an increase over this one. With a 
goodly appropriation from the legislature, and with the 
never failing energy of Pres. Baker, the university will be 
placed on a very firm basis. 

Mamie Johnson has accepted a position in Des Moines 
High School as teacher of French and English. 

Miss Leota Woy is now in Boulder. She has completed 
her designs for the World's Fair. They are said to be fine. 
Among them is some A F wall paper. Miss Woy represents 
Colorado in this department at the World's Fair. 

Phi extends greetings to her sister chapters. 

Hattie Hogarty. 



ome(;a: university of Wisconsin. 

We can hardly realize that it is time for another letter. 
I nearly time for examinations too, for the winter team is 



and 
almost over. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. Ill 

The faculty thought best this term to go back to the old 
examination system, much to our sorrow; and as we have 
not been used to anything of the kind it comes rather 
hard on us. We have thirteen girls in our chapter house 
this term, and though we have been told many times that it 
is an unlucky number, and many awful things have been 
prophesied for us, yet we have not suffered any of these 
calamities and consider it rather a good omen. 

As convention time draws near, we look forward with 
^reat pleasure to the time when we can hear more of our 
sister chapters. We elected our delegate at one of our re- 
cent meetings, and one or two of our other girls are quite 
anxious to accompany her, but we cannot tell at present 
just how many will be able to go. 

We have had some very interesting letters from our sisters 
in answer to ours in regard to their condition and active life, 
a plan which was mentioned in the last Anchora letter. It 
seems, to draw us so much closer together to be in actual 
correspondence with them. 

We are making quite extensive preparations for our re- 
union and banquet which is now only about two weeks 
away. It will be our first banquet in our new house, and 
we want it to be a great success, if possible; a good many of 
our alumnai sisters expect to come back, and from those 
who cannot come we expect letters to be read that night. 

I was very much surprised to see things published in some 
of the chapter letters of the last Anchoka which I sup- 
posed ought to be kept secret. I think it would be well for 
some of our sisters to look over their constitutions carefully 
and avoid making such mistakes again. 

Steps have been taken toward forming an alumnae 
chapter here, and though it is not a settled thing as yet, we 
hope it will prove a success, for it certainly would be a great 
help to us. A very successful meeting was held with Miss 
Blanche Harper, Thursday, when about twenty-three of our 
alumnae were present. 

Miss Marion Johnson, '92, who has been in the city for 
the past two weeks, coming to take care of her brother who 
is ill with typhoid fever, is making her headquarters at the 
lodge. 

Miss Helen McMynn, '94, who has been at Wellsley since 
September, returned home the beginning of this term on 
account of ill-health. 

Miss Katherine McDonald, '86 , has been in the city the 
past two weeks, a guest at the home of Prof. Parkinson. 

M. Ada Walker. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 112 

psi; woman's college of Baltimore. 

Our editor's notice that it was time for another letter 
struck me with dismay, for, positively, I have nothing to 
tell. 

All throuf^h the first term we were just as busy as we 
could be. It almost seemed as though we would never again 
have a meeting in which there was no business to be 
attended to, or no entertainment to plan for some special 
friend; but finally, in the last few weeks, we have settled 
down to pure enjoyment. 

One of our charter members, Martha Haines of Wash- 
ington, who was away from college last year, returned on 
the first of February. We are all delighted to have her with 
us again. Then, one of Lambda's members. Mrs. Avis 
Winchell Grant, is spending this winter in Baltimore, and 
was very informally entertained by Psi some weeks ago. 
She has been to a few of our meetings, and I cannot tell 
you how pleasant she has made them for us. We expected 
to entertain her, but she has turned the tables on us, and we 
have been entertained instead. Last time, she brought a 
photograph of the Lambda girls, and read us a letter from 
one of them. You may imagine how much we enjoyed it; it 
made us feel so much better acquainted with our western 
sisters. 

Lottie Reinhard is expected to return from her trip to 
Europe by the first of June, so we hope to have her with us 
at one meeting at least before the girls leave for home. 

We have planned a delightful evening for March 15th, 
and only wish that some of you could share it with us. 

Mrs. Jenness Miller, and several other people have given 
the students and their friends a number of delightful lec- 
tures. Of course Mrs. Miller created the usual amount of 
enthusiasm. Yours in A F, 

Elma Erich. 



PERSONALS. 



ALPHA. 



Miss Allie Toland who recently removed with her parents 
to Cleveland, spent several days in the city the guest of sis- 
ters Harriet and Winifred Marsh of Union avenue. 

The home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Jester of Kinsman, 
Ohio, was recently made bright by the arrival of a sweet 
baby boy, Stanley by name. 

LAMBDA. t 

Married. — Jan. 28, '93, Milton Dwight Purdy and Belle 
Morin of '91, at the home of the bride's mother in Albert 
Lea, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Purdy are now residing in Min- 
neapolis. 

Miss Gratia Countyman, formerly at the head of the cata- 
loguing department of the public library of Minneapolis, has 
recently been appointed assistant librarian. 

Mrs. Avis Winchell Grant, ex-'92, has returned to Hal- 
more, where Mr. Grant is completing his course at Johns- 
Hopkins. 

Lillian Gregory, '92, was recently married to Mr. Will O. 
Carleton. 

A baby boy brightens the home of Mrs. Jennie Alden 
Grimes. 



EXCHANGES. 



" And I oft have heard defended, 
Little said is soon amended." 

For the first time in two years, we have the pleasure 
welcoming Beta Thcta Pi to our table. Anent the subject 
general fraternity exhibit at the World's Fair, the edit' 
writes: 

" The widespread enthusiaim which was manifested abo 
the Greek letter society exhibit when it was proposed by tl 
Beta Theta Pi, was supplanted by general disappointmer 
and very reluctantly the committee in charge of the mat^ 
decided to take no active steps involving expense, until X\ 
World^s Fair people reached a decision." 

The writer goes onto say that in spite of the fact th« 
most of the fraternities have withdrawn from the move 
ment, 

" Beta Theta Pi, having secured the space, after muc^ 
patient and persistant labor, will make an exhibit that is ap 
to worry a few of her rivals for years to come." 

Beta Theta Pi should remember the golden rule. 



The poetic muse of Sigma Chi has been let loose ir 
February Quarterly, and allowed rather too much liberty foi 
a goddess notoriously indiscreet. The rhymes vary in qual 
ity; some arc bad, some are worse, but the sentiment is cor 
rcct. The poets are loyal almost to oppressiveness. As j 
rule, the masculine journals are overwhelmingly sentimental 
although one Sigma Chi rhymester honestly confesses tha 

** College men get somewhat tried, 
Making love to other men, 
Just to keej) the frat. a-going, 
And fill up the house again." 



t>ELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 115 

'This looks a little like rebellion, but indicates rather more 
native veracity on the part of the writer, than do the fol- 
lowing lines from the pen of some misguided brother: 

**Vtn a howling Sigma Chi, always 'till 
I die, says I, 
No other frat. on earth for me, a 
Sig to all eternity." 

A most meritorious occupation to be sure, but if the en- 
thusiastic singer lives through man's allotted threescore 
years and ten, we fear that his patriotism, thus violently ex- 
pressed, will find its self-imposed task a somewhat arduous 
one. If the contributors to the Si[i;^//uf Chi Quarterly will 
take our advice, they will learn to restrain their present pro- 
pensity for gushing. 

An editorial in the same quarterly kindly congratulates 
President Cleveland upon his admission into the sacred order 
of Sigma Chi. The fraternity hopes that Mr. Cleveland 
appreciates the distinguished honor conferred upon him, and 
the editor condescends to remark that — 

••There never has been the slightest objection to Mr. 
Cleveland's initiation on personal or political grounds." 

This assurance must be gratifying to Executive Head 
of the United States government, and in fact, to the whole 
democratic party, which has, no doubt, considered Mr. 
Cleveland's inauguration into the presidency as quite second- 
ary to his initiation into Sigma Chi. 

♦ * * 

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Record preaches the doctrine 
of conservatism in the following plain but pointed words : 

••Fraternities, from their very nature, must be conservative 
to attain their highest ends. They are not intended for the 
masses, but the elect few, and in what degree a chapter 
exercises care and judgment in its selection of recruits from 
the barbarian ranks, taking only such as it can assimilate and 
make a constituent part of itself, in that degree will it 
approach its ideal. Only those must be admitted to the 



Il6 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

sacred bond of friendship who can properly appreciate it, 
who are capable of enjoying it and strengthening it by their 
presence." 

We can never resist the temptation to emphasize such 
opinions. The tendency to increase in numbers at the ex- 
pense of quality is apparent in many fraternities, and there 
is nothing that should be more strenuously discouraged. 
The fraternities that have the most and largest chapters are 
the ones most widely known, no doubt, and fame is very 
sweet to most people, and sometimes very useful. But 
nevertheless, for a fraternity to accomplish its best work, and 
worthily fulfill its ideals, it is not necessary that its name 
even be known to those outside its charmed circle. If Delta 
Gamma never founds another chapter, or never initiates 
another member, let her keep her standard high, her purpose 
steadfast, her ideal inspiring. 



The editor of the Sliieid of Phi Kappa Psi in the Febru- 
ary number exhorts all chapters to build chapter-houses; 
urges all alumni to give authentic proof of their mundane 
existence; vituperates the correspondents who know not 
how to spell, — all of which are commendable things to do. 
The editor declares that **povcrty is no longer an excuse for 
not owning your chapter-house,*' which statement rather 
surprises us, as we have ever believed that poverty relieved 
men from the obligations of the millionaire. 

In speaking of the alumni, the Shield begs for ''a revival 
on the 'personal' question." So does the Anciiora. 

But the original methods of spelling are a weariness to 
the spirit of the editor. 

"Shades of Lindly, Murray, Webster, and Blair, defend 
us! Such granmiar, such spelling, such rhetoric! 

We have wondered sometimes what standard of qualifi- 
cation is maintained — not set up— that men writing such 
I^nglish, with such spelling and such diction, not alone are 
permitted to pass class after class until perhaps reaching 
the senior year, but were even admitted to college standing 
at all." 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. II7 

Thus he exclaims. And where is the editor who does 
not echo these sentiments? If such transgressors were 
tried at an editorial bar, their misdemeanors would be 
accorded capital punishment. 



Discoursing like the 5///VA/, upon the necessity of imj>rovc- 

ment in the chapter correspondence, the editor of the Delta 

Kappa EpsiloN Quartcly remarks: 

•• The editors of the Quarterly have no power to improve 
this department otherwise than by an appeal to these sub- 
editors or the chapters, or by a revision of the letters as they 
are sent in. Many of these communications are so wretched- 
ly compiled that a proper revision would destroy the oritjin- 
al entirely, and leave merely the facts stated in a different 
form. It requires no argument to understand that this de- 
stroys the charm of individuality that the letters ought to 
possess. We frequently find them written in a forlorn tra- 
vesty of the Queen's English that reflects nothing but dis- 
credit on the writers and more than discredit on the system 
of education they are pursuing. More frequently, however, 
letters betray an evidence of haste in their composition that 
accounts tor the errors and the general evidence of imbecility 
in the writers." 

Thus delicately does the Quarterly express the fretjucnt 
thought ot all editors. It is somewhat too customcry to 
choose for that office the person whose only recommenda- 
tion is that they are inexperienced and need practice in let- 
ter writting — which, in an editor's mind does not define 
eligibility. 

"Every initiate of a college fraternity should become an 
active member. In this connection an active member means 
not simply an attendant member, but an active worker for 
the fraternity's interest. He should be active, instead of 
passive, or, in other words, instead of contenting himself 
niercly with enjoying the privileges and pleasures that his 
"Membership affords, he should contribute in some* way to- 
ward the welfare of his fraternity in general and his chapter 
'" particular. Grateful ap[)reciation for the honor conferred 
"n him by initiation should make him constantly strive to 
"ft bis chapter and fraternity to a higher plan. Probably 



V 



Il8 DKLTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

every member is animated with a laudable desire to add to 
his fraternity's usefulness and strength, but many cannot 
see in what respects they may become factors in the advance- 
ment of the fraternity beyond the conditions in which they 
find it. They come in contract with established customs, 
and perhaps it never occurs to them that these customs may 
be improved, or, if it does, that they themselves should at- 
tempt innovations for the better. And yet no chapter or 
fraternity is so well organized but that there are opportuni- 
ties for members to make the organization more perfect." 
The Scroll of Phi Delta Tluta. 

The above is quoted from an excellent and pithy paper 
upon **Opportunities for PVaternity Work," and these sugges- 
tions with which it opens are so pointed that we earnestly 
recommend them to the consideration of all who wear the 
anchor. Do any of us complain that the fraternity does 
not actually give the help and inspiration to its members, 
that it professes to yield? If so, let us ask ourselves how 
much help and unselfish labor have we bestowed upon the 
fraternity. It is a platitude to say that the most enthusias- 
tic Greeks arc those who have worked the hardest for their 
chapters. The fraternity confers a favor upon every in- 
dividual whom it receives upon the order; the initiate is asked 
not only to receive the j)ledge of friendship from those al- 
ready united, but also to give a pledge of friendship and sup- 
port to the society. Of which pledge do members oftenest 
think? 

A contributor to the Key writes: 

The fraternity is, or ought to be, a means of culture to 
each of its members; but I often wonder if we allow it to 
include as broad a field as we might. The time and effort 
spent socially is not lost, tor we must have some relief from 
the heavy strain of college work, but 1 fear that the fra- 
ternily thus sometimes fails to get the best in our lives. 
\Vc give the friendly chatter and gossip, the funny stones 
and all that, but reserve our best efforts and those thoughts 
which come nearest our real soul life for the cold ear of the 
college professor or an obscure corner of the country paper. 
It is preposterous that our sisters should not always be thc 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. IIQ 

:now and criticise our efforts, not only in special 
y work, but in the broader world in which we must 
art. 

o not entirely agree with the writer, who desires 
;rnity journal to become a means of manifesting to 
d the latent literary talent of Kappa Kappa Gam- 
do we regret the time spent in social meetings in- 

the formal discussion of Browning, and the labor 
. Except in the transaction of routine business we 
ish for Delta Gamma as little formality and restraint 
>le in her meetings. The chapter life should not be 
jation of the college work; it should be an entire 
md relaxation for her members; in the chapter room 
nt, but not less wholesome atmosphere, than in the 
lall, should prevail. College girls are not so frivol- 
their unprepared and accidental conversation will 
;ly without benefit. The most interested discussions 
Uy those kindled by a chance word, and because the 
las not been proposed, adopted and laboriously pre- 
r debate does not render its discussion less helpful. 
; usually have enough prescribed work demanded 
ollege curriculum, and there is a virtue in the acci- 
3 well as in the systematic training, and infinitely 
;asure. We all wish our fraternity to be ** a means 
re to each of its members," and if our members are 

of women that they ought to be, and that w-e think 
, we believe it will be. But it is not necessary in 

accomplish this end, to meet our most intimate 
inly with the avowed intention of improving one 
> minds. 



lebonair jfonnial of Kappa Alpha exhibits signs of a 
)f heart. Hitherto it has never been very erudite 
e woman question, which, nevertheless, its editors 
passion for discussing. They have persistently 
ed that the circumference of a woman's sphere is 
i by the home circle; they have carefully and un- 



120 DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. 

convincingly explained that her duties are only domestic; 
they have habitually overlooked the fact that it is sometimes 
a necessity for a woman to prepare herself for a business 
life. These idiosyncrasies have not met with sympathy 
from the feminine journals, whose contributors perhaps are in 
a position better adapted to judge of the merits of the case 
than the editors of the Kappn Alpha yournal. But even the 
most belligerent representations of the "ineffable journals" 
(why do our brother-editors always call the feminine maga- 
zines "ineffable"?) can find little fault with the following 
sentiments: 

**From reading the periodicals of the sororities, it might 
be gathered, that the editors' of the yournal wev^ woman- 
haters, and men whose ideas of womanhood were low in the 
extreme. Such is not true. There never was a staff of men 
who had truer respect and greater admiration for w-oman- 
hood; there never was a staff who were more firm in the 
belief that womanhood is the safety of civilization. But 
there never was a staff more thoroughly imbued with the 
idea that woman should be shielded from the hardships of 
life and helped over its rough places. 

Reared in the shadow of Southern chivalry, we dislike to 
think of woman meeting hardships, struggling with adver- 
sity, contending with tciiiptation. We have been taught 
that it was man's duty, as well as pleasure, to stand between 
woman and all these things. Not that we do not honor the 
woman, who, finding herself obliged to meet such things, 
goes forth with heroism to meet them! Far from this. 
But onlv that we hate to see woman courting: this. 

We do not, as some would have people think, advocate 
a low type of education for womankind, nor would we con- 
fine her to mediocre development. Let woman have the 
best of all this; but let her avoid the baser ambitions which 
have wrecked men and nations. The magazines published 
by the sororities find no warmer welcome than in this 
sanctum, even when they come full of sarcasm written of 
the yournal. Wc are glad lo sec \ou prospering; we are 
glad to see you growing and developing; but never outgrow 
the loving tenderness that is characteristic of the truest 
womanhood, which docs, indeed, rule over the whole human 
race. Mere's to the woman in Greekdom, a long life, full of 
peace, truth and power!" 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHOR A. ' 121 

There is little more patronage in this than women really 
enjoy, but it does very well for the beginning of a reform. 

The following editorial clipped from The College Fraternity, 
will interest Anchora*s readers, in an impersonal way: 

"The week commencing July 17th next will be a notable 
one in the college fraternity world. The congresses are to 
be held on the 19th and 20th, Wednesday and Thursday. 
The main congress, however/ promises to be only one of the 
many features which will mark this as the greatest week in 
Greek-letter annals since the system was first founded. In- 
deed as compared with the sum total of all other fraternity 
events, the main congress will be a subordinate feature. It 
is the custom on such occasions as that offered by the great 
exposition at Chicago to denominate certain days for the 
appropriate celebration of the interests of certain depart- 
ments of human activity. It is almost assured that Thurs- 
day, July 20th, will be marked as "Collage Fraternity Day" 
on the Exposition Calendar. It is expected that the at- 
tendance of college fraternity men on this occasion will 
reach if not exceed fifteen thousand. One fraternity has 
already arranged for its national convention to be held on 
Tuesday, i8th, and its members have engaged a whole hotel 
for their accommodation during the entire week. Another 
fraternity is arranging for a banquet on the night of the 19th 
at which one thousand covers will be laid. On the 20th, 
the Pan-Hellenic banquet will be held and it will exceed 
anything ever attempted in that line by college men. A 
number of individual chapters with large alumni rolls will 
hold reunions in Chicago during this week. 

All of the general educational congresses are interesting 
themself in the success of the plans for this week, and will 
assist toward that success by arranging programmes of es- 
pecial interest to college men. No such convocation of 
college men or of college fraternity men has ever been held 
and it is probable that its like will never occur again until 
some similar occasion inspires the great effort and hearty 
accord necessary to bring it about. 

The effect of this meeting will be of wonderful value to 
the Greek-letter world, and evcrv fratcrnitv man who can 
do so should under no circumstances fail to form a part of 
this vast celebration. It will indeed be a Grecian festival" 



Vol. IX. June, 1893. No. 4. 



Delta Gamma Anchor a, 



A QUARTERL.Y. 



7ZZ%aCZ2T8, .... EdLltor. 



'C^ uT\m of souls is aw ancl^or in stonps." 



ICINNBAPOLIS: 
BALL, BLACK ft CO. PKINTBKt. 

1893. 



The AicCBOSA is the official organ of the Delta Gamma Fratemitj. It is 
iMved on the first days of Noyember, January, April and June. Snbsctiptioii 
price, one dollar ($1.00) per year, single copies, thirty-fiye cents. Material for 
publication should be mailed by the tenth of each month preceding the date of 
issue. All communications and exchanges should be addressed to the editor. 



Editor. — Ina Firkins, 

1528 Fonrth St. S. £., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Btisiness Manager. — Clara Kellogg. 

State University of Minnesota. 

ASSOCATB EDITORS. 

Alpha— Mattik Hoyer 341 S. Liberty St., Alliance, 0. 

Delta— LuRA Wiiitlock.. .University of California, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Zeta— Mas B. Hunt Albion College Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Gertrude Taber 213 N. Union St., Akron, 0. 

Kappa— Helen Gregory 1230 L. Street, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda— Florence Graham... 1103 Fourth St. S. £., Minneapolis 

Xi— Grace Sturgis Delta Gamma Lodge, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Sigma— Helen H. Bock 817 Orrington Ave., Evanston, III. 

Tau— Margaret Gleason 228 Bloomington St., Iowa City, la. 

Phi— Hattie Hogarty Bonlder, Colo. 

Chi— Harriet C. Connor Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Omega— M. Ada Walker 140 Langdon St., Madison, Wis. 

Psi— Elma Erich 615 Park Ave., Baltimore, Md. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA, 



Vol. IX. MINNEAPOLIS, JUNE, 1893. No. 4. 

THE COLLEGE GIRL'S VACATION. 

Captain January's "little Star" says that "the dictionary 
is a brute to be hated and despised," and when the dictionary 
defines vacation as "leisure," "unoccupied time," what college 
j{irl will not agree with her? And yet the dictionary merely 
voices a wide-spread belief that the college girl's vacation 
is a time when she simply "suns her and does nothing." How 
different is the reality! Does she live in the college town? 
Then first of all she is confronted by a long list of calls, 
neglected during the busy days of college. The first Sunday 
after commencement some lady who is going away for the 
summer asks her to take her Sunday-school class, "for you 
will have nothing to do this summer." Moreover, next 
year's sewing must be done, and hence ensue weary days of 
struggle with fashions and dressmakers, pleasant enough to 
look back upon when one's gowns are all done to a T, but 
wretched in the passing. The girl whose home is away 
from college has to tell a somewhat different story. 

She stops to visit Cousin Ellen and Uncle Jack and 
arrives at home a weak and weary mortal. An enthusiastic 
welcome, and a long rehearsal of the past week's fun, lasting 
until the clock strikes twelve, or even one, maybe, is the 
excuse for a late morning nap. About ten she descends to 
the sitting room — but what scene of confusion is this? Oh, 
that too, too energetic mother! What evil fate prompts her 
to unpack that trunk? 

*' The Niobe of nations, there she stands. 

Tearless and voiceless in her matchless woe, 
A draggled skirt within her trembling hands, 
Whose binding braid was tattered long ago." 



124 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

Thus parodies our maiden in the hope of warding off 
maternal indignation. But yonder ragged elbow, conspicu- 
ously displayed, that rent, pinned up so skilfully that it 
didn't show a bit, now so skilfully laid bare that it does show 
very plainly, all prepare her to accept in meekness the 
humiliating little speech, all the more humiliating that it 
comes from dear mother's lips, beginning: **I never thought 
that my daughter — " but you know the rest, do you not? 

By way of punishment, and to prevent like sins in future, 
our poor college lassie is now condemned to mend up all 
those elbows, darn the stockings, put on the braids — odious 
task! — her own sweet self, and thus some weeks of her 
precious vacation pass. Then she, too, has calls to make 
and dressmakers to wrestle with. And, ten to one. Brother 
Will or Cousin Tom has a couple of books of Virgil or 
solid geometry to make up for entrance examinations, and 
she becomes the victim on whom the responsibility of his 
getting through rests. 

Thus the weeks slip by, and all the things she **meant to 
do,*' put off from day to day, remain, at the end of her 
holiday, still undone. 

And what did she mean to do? Well, read up the 
magazines, for one thing; she had scarce time to glance at 
the covers while in college; then she was going to read one 
or two simple little German or French romances, just to 
keep her hand in, and all the newest books, of course, 
novels, poems, she meant to read them all. She meant to 
surprise papa, too, by learning to cook, and she does set 
about it bravely, but the family soon decide that she had 
best wait for that until she's married. Moreover, she must 
get "caught up" in her correspondence, shamefully neglected 
during college time. Her music, too, she was determined 
to practice at least an hour every day. This, with camping 
and tennis and other fun would keep her busy. 

But doesn't she have any fun? Oh, bless your heart, 
yes. She puns over the stockings, and executes dashing 
pirouettes, even under the stern eye of the dressmaker; she 
composes odes to the "pop-overs that wouldn't pop," and 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. I25 

croons a dirge over the "jelly that wouldn't jell;" she gets 
brown as a berry at tennis and boating; she spends a jolly 
three weeks in camp; she enjoys a two weeks' visit from 
her "chum"; but the thing that lies heavy on her soul when 
she returns to college in the fall is that, though she had 
"heaps of fun," she "didn't accomplish anything." 

Yet, after all, sweet college maids, 'tis better so. "We 
must learn to take things by and large," to quote Captain 
January again, and, "taking things by and large," your 
summer has not been wasted, even though "you didn't 
accomplish anything" in your sense. Sunshine and exercise 
have erased last year's tally, and you feel young and hopeful 
as a freshman. You brought into your home your fund of 
youthful merriment and enthusiasm, and made it a dearer 
spot than ever; and a thousand homely, helpful little tasks, 
unnoticed save by those for whom you did them, have made 
your friends wonder "what there is about going to college 
that improves a girl so." 

So make ambitious plans for your summer vacation — 
though I must beg that none of you will plan "making up a 
term" of college work, for that's sheer folly, and your 
family ought to interfere and forbid it — and come back to 
college out of all patience with yourself for not accomplish- 
ing anything — a humble frame of mind is a good tonic — but 
be assured that your vacation has done you more good and 
you have done more good by it than would have been done 
had you spent it like a savant, buried deep in books and 
study. Emily Ruth Harris, 

Lambda. 

DUTIES OF ALUMNiC. 

** And each clay brings its petty dust, 
Our soon-ciioked souls to fdl, 
• And wc forget Inxrause we must, 

And not because we will.'* — Mathcw Arnold, 

There are two points of view from which to look at this 
question : first, the point of view of the alumna ; second, 



126 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

that of the under-graduate. We will consider the second 
first — for chronological reasons. 

The freshman enters college, joins a sorority, and sur- 
rounded by the friendship of girls who have been one, two 
or three years in college, flattered by the prestige which 
connection with an established and esteemed organization 
gives, and honored (a freshman's innocent idea of honor) by 
being upon terms of equality and intimacy with girls so 
much older and wiser, is immediately lifted up to the 
seventh heaven of bliss by this surfeit of glory. She justly 
attributes her immediate introduction into the social life of 
the college to her connection with the fraternity ; she feels 
that she owes to it the formation of friendships that might 
not have materialized for years under any other influence, 
and naturally she becomes an enthusiastic partisan and 
indefatigable worker for the advancement of the mystic 
order. The hours that she expected to spend in writing 
Jiome-sick letters are spent instead in a cosy chapter hall 
discussing, as girls will discuss, alternately the problems 
of life and the fashions. She sees the junior and senior girls 
quite as much interested in sorority as the freshmen, and 
she expects her affection to become stronger with years. 
She wonders a little why the girls who were graduated last 
year do not oftener come to the chapter meetings, where 
they are so cordially welcomed. She is sure that when time 
has made her a B. A. she will come back to welcome the 
perennial freshmen into the charmed circle as long as she 
can command time and procure street-railway transporta- 
tion. The idea of a possible diminution in her own interest, 
never presents itself, and she judges the interest of her 
sisters who are not lost but graduated, by her own enthusi- 
asm, and expects them to attend chapter meetings and 
social gatherings with regularity and pleasure ; is surprised 
that the young school teachers and matrons sometimes 
forget to pay their subscriptions to song books or fraternity 
journals, which surprise amounts to a mild indignation if the 
alumnae actually say they do not care for these publications. 
And that the alumnae really seem not to deem it a privilege 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 1 27 

to be permitted, at the suggestion of the active members, to 
furnish a chapter house, their astonishment develops into a 
sense of personal injury. The mature selfishness that obvi- 
ously prefers to buy opera tickets for oneself to expending 
the same round silver dollars upon pictures for a chapter 
house parlor, is beyond the comprehension of the average 
active member of a sorority. 

In short, the under-graduates consider the duties of the 
of the alumnae to be: unabated zeal in rushing, undiminished 
interest in initiations and business meetings of the active 
chapter ; unstinted generosity in financial ways, unlimited 
hospitality, manifested in perpetual willingness to throw 
open their homes at any time for all sorts of festivities ; 
perpetual loyalty not only to the spirit of the bond, but 
in deed to the sorority. 

Not unnatural expectations perhaps. But the alumnae 
evidently do not look at their fraternity obligations in this 
light ; they certainly appear but seldom in the chapter hall ; 
they frequently seem merely amused at the vicissitudes of 
the rushing season ; they exhibit a most reprehensible in- 
difference to the financial difficulties of the chapter; and 
occasionally are so benighted as to maintain that one out- 
grows ones fraternity enthusiasm in the course of time. To 
the active member this sounds like heresy, but to the 
alumnae it merely describes the natural and inevitable 
process of development. The interests of college life are 
very engrossing to students, and they cannot realize how 
soon it is possible for other things to supercede them in 
interest and importance. But every alumna who remembers 
how regretfully she left the college halls upon commence- 
ment day, remembers also how soon that regret was dissi- 
pated in the pleasure experienced in the performance of 
new and perhaps unexpected duties. She remembers how 
quickly came the realization that the college work was 
only the preparation for her earnest life work. She 
thinks then of her fraternity relations as one of the 
many pleasant associations of college days, not as a factor 
of vital importance in her present life. For one or two 



128 DELTA GAMMA ANXHORA. 

chosen friends within the circle she entertains a warm and 
enduring affection ; for the others her feeling soon comes 
to be one only of kindly interest. The fraternity as a whole 
now arouses but a retrospective interest ; it is for individu- 
als, and not for the organization, that the alumnae chiefly 
care. She thinks of the bond with tenderness, but seldom 
feels that she still is under obligation to actively exert her- 
self for the extension of the order. Her occasional attend- 
ance of chapter meetings only makes her feel how far she 
has grown away from the things that were once so dear. A 
reunion with the older girls is always welcomed as the best 
of good times, for sympathy with her chapter contempora- 
ries only increase with years. To the alumna the fraternity 
always means the chapter which was active in her college 
days. 

The alumnae do not forget how serious the questions of 
fraternity policy once seemed, but they learn with experi- 
ence that most of the difficulties are fictitious, and that a 
very few years are sometimes sufficient to work a revolution 
in the character and standing of any given chapter. They 
do not forget how sincere the active members always are in 
their desire to further the prosperity of the organization, 
and if they feel a certain sense of relief that the exciting 
duty of rushing is no longer theirs, they are none the less 
glad when the conquests are made. 

If a fraternity approaches to the realization of its ideals, 
its influence does not cease with college days, but though 
its influence may not cease, it necessarily changes. To the 
alumnae it comes indirectly and usually as a memory, 
rather than as a potent formative force to be felt in daily 
life. However tender the feeling of the alumnae may be for 
the fraternity, they realize that though its advancement 
may in a measure depend upon them and their loyalty to 
its principles, its importance lies in its influence upon the 
under-graduates. For them it has done its chief work. 

If this view of the case seems harsh to the active mem- 
bers, let them postpone their judgment for a few years, and 
in the meantime try to believe that if their alumnae arc 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 1 29 

doing earnest work in the world, seeking ever the highest 
culture and progress, they are daily manifesting their loyalty 
to the bond, even thoui;;h direct connection with the chap- 
ter be severed. 

Ina Firkins. 



RE-UNION OF PHI CHAPTER OF DELTA GAMMA. 

We wxre obliged to put off our re-union this year until 
April seventh, but by so doing were enabled to have more 
of our old members here, which made it all the pleasanter. 

Mrs. Richard Whitely again threw open her home to us, 
and it was a jolly crowd of Delta Gammas who assembled 
there at half-past eight. Beside the active members there 
were present five of the charter members, Mrs. Richard 
Whitely, the Misses Hortense Whitely, Carrie and Jennie 
Sewall, and Wilbcrtine Teters, also Miss Rippon, the Misses 
Bertha and Edith Root, and Leota Way. 

We all enjoyed having with us two members of other 
chapters, Mrs. E. II. Pence from Hanover, and Miss Lulu 
Johnson from Madison. 

Soon after all had assembled we proceeded to the initia- 
tion of an honorary member, Mrs. Barker. Mrs. Barker is 
one of the old citizens of Boulder, and is a leader in both 
business and society circles. We are proud to introduce her 
to our Delta Gamma sisters. 

At the banquet which followed, toasts were responded to 
by Miss Rippon. Miss Jennie Sewall, Miss May Fuller, and 
Miss Wilbertine Teters. 

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity sent us a lovely 
anchor of Delta Gamma roses and Sig violets. Mr. Russell 
presented us with some pink roses. Our four pledges 
assisted in serving the refreshments and looked so pretty 
that we felt we could justly be proud of them. 

The favors were so dainty, a Delta Gamma anchor in 
white and gold with a rope wound of the colors and the 
menu was placed on the back of the shield. They were 
designed by an old member of Phi, Leota Woy. 



130 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

At a late hour we reluctantly separated, but met again 
the next morning and took a tally-ho ride up into the moun- 
tains. 

We shall look forward to reading the accounts of the 
other re-unions in the Anchora, but I am sure none of you 
had any better time than we did. 

We suggest that any Delta Gammas who come into Col- 
orado, send their names to us so that we may know of their 
whereabouts. Phi. 



THE BEST SIDE OF FRATERNITY LIFE. 

When the songs of Delta Gamma ring in our ears and 
make us strong in our loyalty; when, at re-union time, the 
enthusiasm of the alumnae members is joined to our own, or 
when some freshman, for whom we have worked and waited, 
at last pledges herself, we are stirred with the same kind of 
emotion which the soldier feels, when, after hearing some 
stirring appeal to his patriotism, he volunteers to risk his 
life for his country. But this emotion— this feeling that fills 
his heart to overflowing — what would it be worth if it were 
not proved by the dreary marches, the lonely nights under 
the stars, and the hard fighting? 

So after all, in fraternity life it is not the re-union nor the 
song which are worth most and bring out the best side of 
fraternity life. It is the every day life with its trials and 
disappointments, as well as its victories, which proves 
whether we arc sisters and friends in action and heart as 
well as in name, and whether we are living up to the high 
standard of fraternity life. Omega. 



EDITORIALS. 



The minutes of convention will shortly be printed, and a 
copy sent to each active member. Alumnae who desire to 
procure copies can do so by addressing the editor. 



♦ ^ ♦ 



The Eighth Biennial Convention of Delta Gamma has 
convened, deliberated and adjourned, and as a result of these 
proceedings the universe has taken a new lease of life. The 
delegates, the visitors and the alumnae, who so recently 
were gathered together in business sessions, seriously 
striving to further the best interests of our order, have 
scattered once more from New York to California. The 
delegates who were sent by their chapters to suggest and 
adopt new ideas, have returned to report their work and 
spread throughout the chapter the enthusiasm and inspira- 
tion that has come to them in such large measure. The 
alumnai who for one week have dropped their household 
cares, or left the eng^^ossing professional work, have returned 
to the every-day routine with a warmer feeling in their 
hearts for the old college days, a re-awakening of the 
dormant affection for the old time friends, and a deeper 
interest in the efforts and aspirations of the younger sisters. 
The three days spent together in Akron sped so quickly 
that we hardly learned to differentiate names and faces, and 
yet does not every one who had the good fortune to be 
there, feel that Delta Gamma means something more to 
her than it did one month ago? But the bond that once in 
two years brings our delegates half way across the continent 
to meet and part in less than one week needs no praise. It 
speaks without words. 



132 DKLTA (lAMMA ANCHORA. 

The recent convention was such an one as Delta Gamma's 
present condition of quiet prosperity would lead all to 
expect. No radical changes were suggested; none were 
needed. To be sure a thorough revision of the constitution 
was recommended, but this was in reference to its form 
rather than its substance. The feeling prevailed that a con- 
tinuation of our present policy as a fraternity is desirable. 
It is better to keep on in the old lines than to waste energy 
in overcoming experimental friction. 



During the convention there was made manifest a general 
feeling in favor of more rapid extension, and perhaps there 
is such a thing as being too conservative. It is a "fault that 
leans to virtue's side," however, and now that several colleges 
arc under immediate consideration as potential Delta Gamma 
strongholds, it is especially important that the old policy be 
remembered for the good there is in it, and that the reac- 
tionary feeling against conservatism be not allowed to get 
the better of judgment and discretion. No chapter should 
hesitate to send in a negative vote, if this decision has been 
a conscientious one. Yours may be the one chapter that 
has had exceptional opportunities for learning the condition 
and prospects of the institution under consideration, and no 
feeling of reluctance to be in the minority should prevent a 
chapter from casting an honest vote. As a rule, the larger 
colleges are the ones in which an entrance is most desirable; 
they afford a wider field for fraternity work; they contain 
more material from which to choose, and generally speaking 
the material is of better quality than is met with in the 
smaller institutions. Even if the field is already occupied 
by one or two fraternities, a large college offers the best of 
opportunities for growth and development. One third or 
one fourth of the best students in a progressive and growing 
institution would ordinarily be a more preferable addition to 
Delta Gamma than all the best ones of a smaller college. 
Of course in any case the greatest care must be observed in 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 1 33 

the selection of charter members. In the larger universities, 
the Greeks usually have a struggle for life, and the worst 
thing a fraternity can do is to grant a charter to an indifferent 
chapter with the expectation of educating them up to the 
fraternity standard. The object 's not simply to effect an 
entrance into an institution of e iviable reputation; it is to 
enter it with a well selected chapter. No doubt it is more 
difficult to attract good material in a strong fraternity centre 
than in a smaller institution, but the possibilities of future 
greatness render it worth a struggle to obtain, a struggle 
that would not be required in second rate colleges. The 
location, endowment, management and reputation should all 
be seriously considered before granting a charter in any 

institution, 

♦ ^ ♦ 

A resolution was passed by the convention to the effect 
that Delta Gamma as a fraternity condemns the practice of 
indulging in any thing that borders upon cruelty, in initia- 
tions. While many of the chapters may consider the 
resolution uncalled for, inasmuch as they have never been 
indiscreet in this particular, they will all agree that it is a 
matter for precaution, and that the time to prevent unfortu- 
nate accidents is the present. We do not need the sad 
experience of some of our Greek friends to prove to us the 
necessity of watchfulness and the utmost care in mock 
initiations. As the subject has been discussed editorially 
during the year, it is unnecessary to dwell upon it at length 
at this time, but it is one that every chapter should bear 
continually in mind, and not dismiss with the passing 
thought that sometime in the future they will seriously 
consider just what is meant by prudence and risk in this 
connection, and for the present continue in the old, careless 
way. Think about the matter now. 

♦ ^ * 

The summer of '93 promises to be one long to be re- 
membered in fraternity circles. Even had no special 
arrangements for Pan-Hellenic meetings been made, the 



134 1)ELTA dAMMA ANCHORA. 

World's Fair would probably have brought about many art 
accidental reunion and unexpected meeting of brothers or 
sisters " in the bond." To make the opportunity a larger 
one, the Pan-Hellenic committee have set dates and ar- 
ranged meetings, to which all fraternity people are invited, 
leaving it, of course, to the discretion of the various orders 
to decide upon the time and place for their exclusive re- 
unions. The labors of the committee ought to be rewarded 
by a large and enthusiastic attendance of the sessions to be 
held July 19th and 20th. The nature of the meetings was 
explained in the April Anlhora, and as the list of speakers 
has not yet been decided upon, little can be added to the 
announcements then made. Take the excellence of the 
entertainment upon faith, and make your plans to be in 
Chicago in the balmy month of July. The Pan-Hellenic 
convention will be like a patent medicine — good for all 
diseases. If you have been ultra-conservative, and believed 
in the intrinsic superiority of your own order, to the exclu- 
sion of faith in the good of others, it will be well for you to 
meet those others in friendly council, and learn that there 
are virtues in all women, and that the difference between 
fraternities is one of letter, and not of aim. If you have 
already entered into the broader thought, it will be well for 
you to go to the convention to demonstrate your convictions 
and impart some of your enthusiasm to the wavering 
minority. The virtue of the Pan-Hellenic council lies more 
in the spirit of good-fellowship, that will be at once its cause 
and its effect, than in any measures it may adopt, or any 
reforms it may inaugurate. The advancement made in fra- 
ternity standard within the past few years is proven by the 
possibility of holding such a convention. Let Delta Gamma 
not be backward in showing her sympathy with this move- 
ment, but manifest her appreciation of the generous spirit 
in which it originated by sending a large delegation from 
every chapter to the convention. In view of the fact that 
Miss Ethel Baker, of Sigma, has been appointed chairman 
of the committee, in place of Miss Small, resigned, it 



DELTA GAMMA ANCttORA. 13$ 

especially behooves Delta Gamma to show an active inter- 
est in the movement. 



The feminine half (or is it two-thirds by this time?) of the 
population of America and Europe is on exhibition as we 
write. Ordinarily woman looks to see her achievements 
chronicled only on the fourth page of the daily papers, and 
even in that obscure corner, reported in a humorous and 
condescending style that arouses her nineteenth century 
spirit to a pitch of dangerous indignation. There is another 
story (as you-all-know-who would say) now to tell. Obscu- 
rity and ignominy have given the place to a brief moment 
of glory. The name of woman now flaunts upon the front 
page of the daily press, and the headlines indicating her 
movements are as large and alliterative as the descriptions 
of a New York failure. Women to-day are interviewed and 
their achievements reported with the same respect that has 
ever been accorded to base-ball players, United States sen- 
ators, and other objectionable members of society. To the 
Woman's Congress now in session is due this unprecedented 
publicity. The Columbian Exposition opened the door to 
glory for women, and they did not refuse to enter and prove 
the superiority that unregenerate man has so rudely doubted. 
He will doubt no more.. Woman's greater originality and 
versatility has been proven now beyond the possibility of 
dispute. Did any masculine mind conceive the idea of a 
Man's Building at the Fair ? No. Did the idea of hold- 
ing a Man's Congress for the discussion of their achieve- 
ments occur to one of them? No. And why not? Because 
no man ever accomplished any great work without the 
co-operation of woman. They have nothing to exhibit. 
Their lack of originality and enterprise has been publicly 
demonstrated. They have proved incapable of doing much 
of anything alone, of anything that is to say, except 
taking the credit of doing everything, to themselves. They 
are expert at that, and all to no purpose, for one cannot 
put self-glorification in a glass case (unless one takes a 



136 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

specimen of the genus man itself) and place it upon exhibi- 
tion, with the privilege of purchase, if desired. The hour of 
man's debasement has arrived ; not one among them can 
embroider a doily with a long and short stitch ; not one can 
tell the difference between Kensington and applique work, 
and it is as plain as logarithims. Consequently their doom 
is sealed. The doctrine of masculine superiority is proved 
fallacious; here was offered them the opportunity to prove 
their greatness, and they rejected it. Weakly they shrank 
from a competitive exhibition. Silently they have retired 
in the back seats, until recently occupied by their wives and 
daughters. How long they will keep them is not yet deter- 
mined. It depends largely upon how well the women like 
the front ones. If they find the latter uncomfortable in the 
course of time, they will return to the former, regardless of 
the derisive comments of man. 

Meanwhile, with representatives from every civilized 
nation, the women are busily discussing art and industry, 
education and housekeeping, religion and politics. Serious- 
ly speaking, it is a curious assembly, representing the 
earnestness of many women, the eagerness of others, and 
the curiosity of the vast majority. Side by side the modest 
litterateur^ sits the dress reform crank ; next the brilliant 
woman preacher, stands the persevering woman suffragist. 
Here meet the leaders in temperance work and the kinder- 
gartners. Gathered together under one roof are the women 
who represent our highest intellectual development, and 
those who join the throng from the simple love of excite- 
ment, the most serious and the most frivolous ; all sorts and 
conditions of women, the discontented and the satisfied, the 
social leader and the working girl. Women of the most 
diverse interests, and of antagonistic views, are meeting 
upon the common ground of womanhood, agreed in but one 
fundamental point, the desire for the best progress of their 
sex. 

This congress is the product of the nineteenth century. 
A generation ago, such a thing would have been impossible, 
a generation hence, such a thing will be unnecessary. It is 



Delta gamma anchora. 137 

interesting as indicative of the perturbed state of the fem- 
inine mind. What its effect, direct or indirect, may be 
upon the so-called woman question, it is best to leave to 
time to answer, for this is a case in which Hosea Bigelow's 
advice, ** Don't never prophesy unless you know," will be 
followed by the wise. 



CHAPTER LETTERS. 



ALPHA ; MOUNT UNION COLLEGE. 

Reunion day was spent very pleasantly by the girls of 
Alpha at their new room in the ladies' hall, March i8th. 
Early Saturday afternoon, girls from far and near began to 
gather, and soon the room was fillled by a group of merry 
girls. The time before supper was used by the older mem- 
bers in giving interesting accounts of their good old college 
days, after which we repaired to an adjoining room, where 
we found a table spread with tempting viands. After doing 
ample justice to the repast and listening to a number of 
toasts, we once more found our way to the parlor, where the 
rest of the evening was spent in reading reunion letters. 
This day will be recalled with fond remembrance by those 
present, and the only thing we regret is that it does not 
come oftener. Among the visiting members were: Mrs. 
Carrie Shimp-Goss, Omaha, Neb. ; Julia E. March, Lcetonia. 
Ohio ; Alva Moore, Newton Falls, Ohio ; Rebecca Evans, 
Kent, Ohio ; Hattie Linville, Canton, Ohio. 

Not long ago the active members of Alpha chapter, in 
company with the goat, wended their way to the photograph 
gallery. Although the goat was very restless, the photog- 
rapher finally succeeded in getting his attention. This 
picture makes a very valuable addition to our number, for, 
although our fraternity goat is not very young, this is the 
first picture he has ever had taken. 

Alpha chapter was well represented at the convention 
at Akron this spring. Miss Harriet Goss, the delegate 
elected, was accompanied from this city by Misses Gertrude 
Warren, Harriet and Winifred Marsh and Rosa Tolcrton. 
Misses Florence Overton and Allie Toland, from Cleveland, 
were present, as was also Miss Rebecca Evans, from Kent. 
The girls were delightfully entertained while in the city, 
and were very much pleased with the convention. 

Mattie Hoyer, 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 1 39 

delta; university of southern CALIFORNIA. 

How soon it is time for another chapter letter! It seems 
but a few days since I wrote the last one. 

We had a jolly time among ourselves reunion day. 
Since it was close upon examination week, we celebrated 
with a **spread,*' and did not attempt an elegant affair. 

April 27th, Mrs. Thomson gave a garden party for the 
Delta Gammas and an equal number of young men. All 
sorts of games were played under the shade trees ; among 
them, quoits and krokinole seemed the most popular. 
Under an immense palm tree was a large olla of orangeade, 
which proved quite an attraction, as it was an ideal summer 
day. Perhaps our eastern sisters can hardly realize that it 
was warm enough to spend the entire afternoon out-doors, 
and that the roses and orange-blossoms were thick enough 
to fill the air with their perfume. The lunch was the dainti- 
est and most delightful of all those for which Mrs. Thomson 
is noted, and the whole day will long be remembered as one 
of the most pleasant that we have ever spent. Dear girls, 
we pity you who have no kind Delta Gamma mother near 
you to give you parties, for they are so much pleasanter 
when one knows nothing of the responsibility and work. 

The college of music students gave a May party the 
evening of the first of May. They elected as May Queen 
Maud Whitlock, and when she had chosen her chief coun- 
cilor, they held the regulation May day exercises. 

The colleges of Southern California have organized, and 
have held their first athletic field day. The Pomona Col- 
lege won both cups. We got second place. Next year we 
hope to win first ourselves, and I think we would have won 
this time if the enthusiasm of the girls could have been 
utilized. 

Wc are now planning for a Pan-Hellenic reception to be 
held about commencement. I wish more of our Delta 
Gamma sisters were near us, so they could be invited. Just 
think ! Miss Montgomery is the only Delta Gamma here 
who does not belong to our chapter, for of course we claim 
Mrs. Thomson, since she founded our chapter. 

LuRA Whitlock. 

ZETA ; ALBION COLLEGE. 

The spring term is nearing its close, and vacation will 
soon be here. We had not realized this so much until we 



140 DELTA GAMMA ANCHOt^A, 

I 

received a letter from the editor of Anchora, stating that it 
was time for our quarterly letter. We are all busily engaged 
in our respective duties, yet find time to send greetings to 
our sister chapters. 

Wc look back over this year's work, and find that there 
are left many "footprints on the sands of Time." Many, 
indeed, that we would willingly have effaced ; yet there are 
many more that will forever be as bright gems in our his- 
tory. 

In our fraternity life we too often forget that each chap- 
ter is but a link in the chain which binds us into one organi- 
zation. We well know that the whole fraternity — as a 
fraternity — cannot do its work well without the support of 
each chapter, and Zeta wishes to do her share. The letters 
from our sister chapters are an inspiration to us, and we do 
hope that ours are of some interest to you. 

One fine night, not long ago, we introduced Miss Helen 
Davis to the D. G. **goat." Nanny was in fine shape, and 
with the assistance of four of our alumnae — Misses Lizzie 
Landon, Amanda Barnhart, Mattie Lownsberry and Emma 
Warren, he brought the initiate down to a humble state of 
mind. 

We would not forget to introduce to you our two new 
pledged members, Florence Riddick, '96, and Millicent 
Cross, '97. They are two bright, studious girls, and we arc 
to be congratulated on having secured them. 

We are sorry to have two of our most active members 
leave us at commencement time; but as such are the decrees 
of fate, we must make the most of it. In June, Myrtic 
Moors and Hattie Millard leave us by graduation. 

On the 27lh, or near that time, wc give an informal re- 
ception to the Alpha Tau Omega boys and their visiting 
members, who will be here at that time to their convention. 
An enjoyable time is expected. 

A few weeks ago. Miss Lottie Bruce, one of our active 
members, invited us to spend the evening at her home. We 
went expecting to have a most enjoyable time, and were not 
disappointed. 

Our meetings are very pleasant this term. We all feel 
an interest in fraternity work, and expect to be made even 
more enthusiastic when our delegate returns telling us of 
the convention. 

Zeta sends her best wishes to her sister chapters. 

Mae B. Hunt. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. I4I 

ETA ; BUCHTEL COLLEGE. 

Time for another Anchora, and all except convention 
seems blotted from our minds, and a long blank left where 
Anchora's notes should be. We have already settled down 
to our college work, and convention is a thing of the past, 
but not forgotten, as were the notes. As long as we feel this 
pleasure and benefit derived from the association and ming- 
ling of ideas and thoughts of sister chapters, convention 
will be a living active helper to us, inspiring us in our 
college work, as well as in the beloved fraternity. 

Our March reunion took place at Mrs. Schumacher's. It 
was a rainy night, but the girls did not stop for this, and 
gathered together to hear the letters relating the trials and 
pleasures of teaching, of home duties, and a hundred other 
obligations. How strange it seemed to hear the letters from 
those with whom we associated only one year ago, and 
others to whom we are perfect strangers only for the bond 
of A r, which makes us at once beings of the same aspira- 
tions. Surely, this evening is one of the pleasantest of our 
fraternity life. 

On April 14th, the active and pledged girls spent an 
evening at Abbey Olin-Herricks. It was our first visit at 
Abbey's new home, and an exceedingly pleasant one it 
proved to be. 

Eta wishes each Delta Gamma a pleasant vacation, and 
every chapter a happy reunion in the fall. 

Gertrude Taber. 



kappa ; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

I have so much to tell this month that I am actually at a 
loss to know where to begin. Perhaps I had better take up 
events in the order in which they happened. Our March 
reunion was a great success. VVe spent it much as we 
always do. VVe had seven o'clock tea at Nell Cochrane's. 
I say tea — well I hardly know what to call it — we had such 
a conglomeration of things to eat. Of course there were 
lots of olives, but dear me! if I commence to tell you what 
we had to eat, I should take up entirely too much space. 
Of our nineteen members and two pledged girls, eighteen 
were present. Lulu Green and Ada Caldwell were in 
Chicago, and one of our pledged girls was sick. Of course 
we had toasts. "Familiar Hymns," from Bessie Wing ; 



142 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

"Greeks at the World's Fair," from Nell Cochrane ; "Some 
Men, Like Pictures, are Fitter for a Dark Corner," from 
Miriam Starrett; "Similar Fish in Similar Waters are 
Found," from Helen Harwood; "The Coming Crisis — Crin- 
oline," from Helen Gregory; "What do we live for if not 
to make others happier?" from Lydia Mullen. Most of 
the girls really surprised us by their brilliancy. Martha 
Hutchison was a delightful toastmistress, and kept us laugh- 
ing all the time by her bright little speeches. 

We made a brave attempt at having our picture taken 
before Martha Hutchison started to convention, but alas ! 
you should have seen it ! It was a wretched failure. Of 
course we wanted to make a good impression on our Delta 
Gamma sisters, so we gave up sending our picture. We 
hope you appreciate our sacrifice. 

We were more than delighted to be able to see Miss 
Whitely, of Colorado, even if it were for just a minute on 
the platform of the Pullman at half-past ten at night. Wc 
rallied our brothers and fathers and best young men (the 
latter were few and far between), and bravely went down to 
the train, although it was misty and muddy. I am afraid 
we were a sorry looking crowd, for you know girls never 
look well with "naturally curly'* hair straightened out by a 
breeze. But I guess we made noise enough to make up for 
our slimpsy appearance. How we envied our delegate! 
Going to convention seemed the one desirable thing in the 
world, as we said good-bye to our dear Mat and to Miss 
Whitely. 

Now I must tell you, before I am led away to something 
else, that we initiated Fanny Woods shortly after our March 
reunion. Initiation was held for the first time in my house, 
and I assure you we initiated the house as well as Fanny. 
A stand-up lunch refreshed us after our labors. Fanny 
Woods had been pledged to us for some time, and the more 
we knew her the more we wanted her to be a real Delta 
Gamma, so we were doubly glad to initiate her. 

A few weeks ago, Sigma chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma 
entertained all the fraternity people in the university with 
a fortune party. Beta Theta Pi gave a delightful card party 
a few evenings ago, at the house of Mr. Woods. 

All the anti-fraternity people, as well as the "frats," are 
greatly excited by vague and extravagant rumors about new 
fraternities which arc coming in next year. We arc quite 
certain of at least two new boys' fraternities, and we are fer- 
vently hoping someone will have pluck enough to start 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. I43 

another girls' fraternity. There is plenty of good material, 
if some one only cared enough about it to persevere. 

We have only one more week of school. Our com- 
mencement is from the first of June to the eighth. We have 
two seniors — Nell Cochrane and Martha Hutchison. Pearle 
Camp graduates from the music school. We are quite for- 
ward in the way of honors at the banquets this year. Sara 
Schwab has the toast for the class of '91 at the alumni 
banquet, and Nell Cochrane speaks for the senior class at 
their outing on class day. Martha Hutchison has the senior 
toast at the junior- senior banquet. We are right in it, you 
see. 

It hardly seems possible that another year has gone — 
that when this letter comes back to us in print, we will all 
be scattered so. I think we all feel that our love for our 
fraternity and for each other has grown more unselfish this 
year. We have had to work, we have had some hard battles 
to fight, and I think it has made us more united. We often 
feel discouraged and think that, after all, perhaps we have 
mistaken a wrong policy for the ideal one, but we do try 
and are constantly endeavoring to root out what is petty 
and narrow, and to attain a nobler, purer fraternity life. 

Of course wc have already made some plans for next 
year. Summer vacations always give us new ideas and fresh 
energy. One thing we have resolved to do, and that is to 
make our fraternity meetings better in a great many ways — 
to make them less a meeting for gossip and chat, and more 
a place to discuss the matters vital to our success as a 
chapter. 

Kappa wishes you all as merry a vacation as she hopes 
to have herself, but hopes, too, that you will resolve, with 
her, to come back more enthusiastic than ever for Delta 
Gamma. Helen Gregory. 



LAMBDA ; university OF MINNESOTA. 

Yesterday we had our last weekly meeting of the year. 
I think we went, some of us, with the idea that the hour 
together would be rather mournful; but you know it wasn't 
a bit. There were ever so many things to be talked about 
andF settled up; and then we couldn't feel very sad when 
those '93 girls would be so jolly and unsentimental. Ah, 
well. I suppose life looks unusually bright to them these 
days; with minds full of class night and commencement 



144 DELTA GAMMA ANCHOKA. 

gaieties and plans for the new work of next year, there isn't 
much time yet to think of the separation from us. However 
we've cajoled them into having a Delta Gamma picnic right 
in the middle of commencement week, and we are going to 
run off with our three much-in-demand seniors to some 
pretty, retired place to have one more happy day together. 

I wonder if we do not feel fairly well acquainted now. 
Our delegate has put it all so clearly before us that we could 
almost imagine we had been among that enthusiastic crowd 
assembled, two weeks ago, at Akron. A few of us went to 
the train to meet the girls on their return from convention, 
and before we left the street car with them knew Miss 
Connor was as lovely as her letters, that Sigma girls are 
"ducks" (Mabel's highest praise), the Iowa delegate "so 
cute," *' the Baltimore girl with Avis you would all love," 
&c., something about each delegate, and that we were to 
have the pleasure of entertaining the convention in '95. 
Then, an evening or so later we all gathered at Mrs. Firkins, 
and Ina and Mabel began at the beginning, telling it all the 
way through. After which we went into the dining room, 
where Frances had spread a delicious feast for us and, while 
we enjoyed it, discussed and asked questions of all we had 
heard. 

The fifth of this month we entertained our friends at 
Bertie Pratt's lovely home on Bryant Avenue. We look 
back upon the evening with much pleasure and some satis- 
faction, for our principal entertainment was a new venture 
and we were a bit dubious about it. We presented a little 
three act farce called **The Spirit ot 1903." Our audience 
assured us it was a success. If only you could have seen 
our Clara Kellogg in the costume of a gentleman of 1903. 
All were in love with the very handsome young man of ten 
years hence. Indeed Clara's gallant appearance and spirited 
acting received such applause that any one else's head would 
have been turned — but then, Clara is a senior. Constance 
Oilman did her part very naturally and made a most 
bewitching little sweetheart. Leila Clough and Grace Ten- 
nant, as strong minded women were delightfully funny, 
while to think of Ruth Harris and the baby is to laugh. 
Ruth's role was the down-trodden husband whose manner of 
performing his domestic duties was very odd indeed. Our 
scenery and foot-lights were rather amateurish, but the stage 
was good and the little boy pulled the curtain across at the 
right time. After the 'Hheatre" dancing was in order, while 
all who went into the library seemed greatly to enjoy listen- 



DELTA GAMMA ANXHORA. I45 

ing to fine music and funny stories through the medium of a 
phonograph. 

Last night when I told our editor that I hadn't a letter 
for her yet but that I would surely write one to-day, my 
sisters looked mildly shocked. **VVhy, there is so much to 
tell, you know', all about alumnae day, and the party, and 
commencement and chapter house and — " 

Well. Reunion day seems long ago, still it is fresh in our 
minds, and what a good time we did have, talking and 
laughing and listening to letters. The banquet is not to be 
forgotten either, and we each discovered such dainty little 
souvenirs by our napkins, some in pink, some bronze, some 
blue. 

As for our chapter house, I don't know. We discuss it 
at every meeting, but we seem to be hard to please, and 
there is certainly a scarcity of houses in the vicinity of the 
University. Yet we do not give up all hope and the 
committee is going to be very active this summer. 

We were pleased to have with us the Misses Clauson of 
Omega one morning last April. 

Our recitations are finished to-day, and at the close of 
another week we shall all be scattered. Most of us anticipate 
a visit to Chicago during the summer and hope we may run 
across some girl who wears the anchor. 

We wish for you all a happy, restful holiday. 

Florence E. Graham. 



Xi; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

The beautiful spring weather that we have been having 
here seems to herald tlie nearness of commencement. Only 
six weeks more, and final examinations will be over, and we 
shall bid farewell to friends and classmates, some of us for a 
few months, and some for how long? 

Xi grieves at the thought of losing her three seniors, 
whose experience and foresight have kept her from indis- 
cretion, and whose forbearance and remembrance of their 
own early college days have encouraged the underclassmen. 
We cannot fill their places, but what junior does not have 
the fullest conviction that she alone can assimie the proper 
dignity of a senior? What sophomore does not feel that 
her proper sphere is the junior's? What freshman is not 
assured that a year's experience is all that is necessary to fit 
one for the higher education of next year's freshies, for 



146 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

wreaking stored up vengeance on the innocent initiates of 
the coming year? 

A year's close companionship in our pleasant chapter 
house has done much for all of us. Our number has been 
increased by another Dear Girl, from VVellesley, Flora Gale 
Barnes of Kta, who entered the University in the second 
semester for post-graduate work. Needless to say, we have 
all felt her sweet influence, and hope to keep her with us 
another year. 

The days are very busy ones with us, with occasional 
interruptions. The Michigan legislature visited the Uni- 
versity in March, and they were welcomed by the cheers of 
the entire corps of 2700 students assembled in University 
Hall. Such a waving of handkerchiefs, and such ear-splitting 
class yells will not soon be forgotten! 

We have had a number of inter-fraternity meetings with 
our Greek sisters here, which have resulted in the adoption, 
by all the sororities but one, of a set of resolutions concern- 
ing rushing in the fall. We have all decided to postpone 
the day for bids until the Thursday before Thanksgiving 
Day; and have promised not to wear any pins for the first 
two weeks, in order to more disinterestedly help the new 
students in starting their work. If all things prosper ne.xt 
fall, as fairly as they promise, this action among the societies 
will do much to lessen the bitter feeling between us, which 
rivalry prompts and which we all sincerely deplore. 

The spring vacation gave us each a welcome rest, and 
those of us who went home came back refreshed by the 
week's enjoyment. 

Our social life has been varied with afternoon receptions, 
lectures and concerts; and we have had several opportunities 
of listening to fine talent. 

But the physician has been among us and put a stop to 
some of the enjoyments. Nothing very serious, two of us 
were put into solitary confinement for entertaining the 
measles, that most unromantic of mortal ills. 

Just at present our anxieties are aroused over a search 
for a new chapter house for ne.xt winter, and in squads of 
six and ei'dit we don our best crinolines and q:o out on 
c.xploring ex pet! it ions. 

Our tliree trivellers have just returned with the most 
interesting accounts of the conxcntion with l^ta — but I 
am trespassing, and will close with best wishes of Xi to 
every one for a happy and fruitful vacation. 

GkACH DliLAFIDLD StUKGES. 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. I47 

SIGMA ; NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

The last of the year seems to be full of work. As it is 
the fashion now to attribute everything to the World's Fair, 
perhaps this state of affairs may be accounted for in this 
manner also. 

It seems to us often that the Axchora letter always is 
sent in just before some event which will be old news by the 
time of the next issue. This is doubtless a vain human com- 
plaint ac^ainst circumstances which cannot be changed, as is 
also the rebellion over the fact that the most important 
communications from other chapters come to Evanston 
when half our numbers are out of town for vacation. In 
spite of these unpleasantnesses, however, it is desirable to 
mention the annual reunion, which was held on the 17th of 
March at the home of Miss VVhitcly. We were very happy 
in having with us Miss Riddle and Miss Linnie Flesh, from 
Omega, and Miss Cutler, from Theta, as well as a number of 
Sigma's alumna;. After the usual letters had been read, the 
company was delightfully entertained by a piano solo from 
Miss Mary Lord, and a programme of recitations by our 
elocution girls, Miss Camille Ferris, Miss Sara Parkes, Miss 
Corinne Harbert and Miss Lily Parker. 

At an informal party at the home of Miss Hill, Miss 
Clara Guernsey and Miss Grace Guernsey were pledged to 
us. They are in the second year preparatory for the philo- 
sophical course. 

The last Friday evening in April, Sigma's annual party 
was given at the Evanston Club, through the courtesy of 
Mr. and Mrs. Harbert. About forty couples enjoyed the 
dancing, and Sigma believes this last to have been her most 
successful party. Helen II. Bock. 



TAU; UNIVERSITY OF lOW^A. 

The spring term is almost over, and we think with regret, 
especially we poor seniors, who return no more to Tau and S. 
U. 1., that we have but four more weeks to spend together. 
Our partings have in fact already begun, for Margaret Wil- 
liams, '93, left the first of May on the Bahama Expedition, 
the object of which is s[)ecial scientific research in many 
lines. On her account we gave our annual senior spread, 
usually the last of the year, much earlier, and it was indeed 
a success. At that time Kate Bostede '91, was with us also. 



I4S PKLTA GAMMA ANCHOKA. 

She Stopped here on her way to Chicaj^^o. We also had a 
pledgeil iiieniber, May Mont^^omery, who joined early in 
Mav. She is our one eastern qirl, all the rest of our mem- 
bers bein^ from the "wild, wild west." We are all charmed 
with her. but this is not surprisinij^, for ''to know her is to 
love her." She is a special student in literature, and has con- 
siderable talent in that line ; and we are very proud of our 
latest addition to Delta Gamma. 

We have planned many delii^htful thinijs for this spring, 
such as a walkini^ club, picnics and boatin^if, but the elements 
seem to be ai^ainst us, and as yet we have not been able to 
carry out many of our plans. 

We have heard from the committee for Pan-IIellenic 
banquet, and will surely be represented, as two of our skirls 
now live in Chicajj^o and one or two others expect to be 
there in July, and we hope to meet many of our Delta 
Gamma sisters there. We expected to ^ive a lar<^e party or 
reception just after lent, but postponed it until commence- 
ment week, as many of our alumme will be here at that 
time. 

We are feeling very much elated since we discovered 
that the play i^^iven by the seniors on class day was written 
by our president, Julia Crawford. 

Just now we are very anxious to hear the report of our 
delegate to the convention, but she has not returned yet. 

It is with some relief that I close my last chapter letter, 
and yet with rei^ret that as 1 am a senior, I will not have 
that duty any more. However, I shall read the Anchora 
with even <^reater interest, and hope to meet many of my 
A /^sisters this summer, and also next school vear, since mv 
home is in Kn^^lewood. 

Mar(;ai<et Gleason. 



IMIi; tNIVEKSlTV OI' CDl.OKADO. 

Craniminjj; for examinations, toq^ether with the great 
interest taken in .ithletics aiu^ short walks to the mountains 
for wild (lowers, now take i:|) Hie attention of the student?, 
consequent 1\' fratcrnily circles are iiuiet. 

The universit\''s base-hall t(\'im is n(Mv in a ver}' f:iir wnv 
to win the cJKimpion'-b.ip of t!i'" leir.^ne, con^posed of the 
different colle^^es of tlie st;ite. The cilee, l)anjo and mando- 
lin clubs are now makini; a tour of the state. They report a 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. I49 

very fine time, as hearty receptions are tendered them in 
almost every town. 

The Delta Gamma girls were recipients of an invitation 
from the Delta Tau Delta fraternity to a very nice reception 
and dance, given at the university the evening of April 28. 
All had a very enjoyable time. 

Mrs. Richard VVhitely gave an afternoon reception not 
long since and asked the Delta Gamma girls and pledges to 
assist her. The girls were only too glad to do so, and after 
the guests had departed had a very pleasant party of their 
own. 

We are very pleased to introduce to you Mrs. H. C. 
Barker, this time a full-fledged honorary member of Delta 
Gamma fraternity. Phi adds one more to her alumna list 
this year, this one increasing her list to nine. There are 
Delta Gammas now in every college class. 

Phi awaits anxiously for the report of the convention. 
Her delegate reports a very pleasant time so far. 

Phi extends greeting to her sister chapters. 

IIattie IIogaktv. 



OMEGA ; UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. 

As June roses and commencement approach it hardly 
seems possible that another year is almost at its close, and 
that another class is about to leave us. Since my last letter 
we have had our reunion and banquet, which, 1 think, 
deserves a little space. It was the plcasantest and most 
successful reunion we have ever had. The long table was 
laid in our double parlors, and was tastefully decorated with 
a profusion of cream roses and smilax. Thirty-five of our 
members seated themselves to partake of the menu, which 
consisted of : Blue points, wafers, bouillon, breadsticks, 
sweet bread patties, sherbet, chicken salad, cheese wafers, 
ice cream, cake, coffee, olives, salted almonds. Our honorary 
member, Mrs. Aubertinc Woodard Moore, made a very 
charming toast-mistress, and the toasts responded to were: 
"Bronze, Pink and Blue," ^'Absent Members," "The Ideal 
Fraternity." **The Lodge," '*The Freshmen," *'Our Senior," 
"Chi Chapter," "Reminiscences." Letters were read from 
many of our absent members and a general good time was 
had. 

This term has been rather gay in a social way, and the 
weather has not been very conducive to hard work. We 



150 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

have given two informal receptions on Saturday afternoons, 
and are planning to give a cotillion later in the term. We 
initiated Miss Jessie Hand into the secrets of the fraternity 
May 8th, and we are very much delighted to feel that she is 
really one of us now. She was unable to be initiated before 
on account of a prejudice which her father had against 
fraternities. 

M. Ada Walker. 



psi ; woman's college of Baltimore. 

Baby Psi feels very important at being elected deputy, 
and appreciates very highly the honor that her big sisters 
have conferred upon her. We babies arc presumptuous 
enough to hope to fulfill our duties creditably; at any rate, 
we mean to try and do our very best. 

Psi almost feels jealous of the reputation Eta has 
acquired for hospitality, and is afraid that when her turn 
comes to entertain she will fall far short of the example 
set her. 

Since our last letter to Anchora we have been quite gay 
at college. The first thing given was a course of three 
lectures, under the auspices of Tau Kappa Pi, by three of 
our college professors. 

Soon after that Alpha Phi gave a very creditable presen- 
tation of "The School for Scandal." 

Lastly, Delta Gamma held a salon on April 21st, in the 
main hall of the college building. It was arranged with 
palms, wicker furniture, and rugs, to look as cosy as possible. 
Miss PIsther Singleton, a young authoress from New York, 
gave a history and description of "The Antique Dances." 
The music of each was rendered by her sister Miss Charlotte 
Singleton, who is quite a fine pianist. After the conclusion, 
refreshments were served in one of the lecture rooms. 
Music on the harp also was rendered during the evcnirig. 

The members of the Chemical Association have taken 
several delightful trips. The first was to liennett & Co.*s 
pottery, another to the copper works at Canton, and a third 
to Sparrow's Point to go through the steel works located 
there. The proprietors of these different works have been 
very kind in explaining the different processes to us and 
making our visits very satisfactory. 

We are glad to hear that the board of control of "The 
Kalends," our college paper, has elected two Delta Gamma 



DELTA GAMMA ANCIIORA. I5I 

girls on its staff for next year. Joe Anna Ross, '94, will be 
assistant editor and Janet Palmer, '94, business manager. 

We are quite proud to announce that one of our sopho- 
mores has been promoted to the class of '94. She had done 
much more work in the Romance languages than was 
required for entrance, but she did not know that it would 
count as college work until a few days ago. 

We have at last obtained a chapter room, and are now 
busying our brains with plans for furnishing it. 

The gymnasium exercises have been discontinued. 
Swimming, tennis and archery will take their place for the 
rest of this term. We are quite anxious to sec how the girls 
will like the archery club, for it is a new thing this season. 

Elma Erich. 



PERSONALS. 



ALPHA. 



Mrs. Maggie Atwell-Shumaker and little daughter, of 
Chagrin Falls, Ohio, spent several weeks this spring with 
her relatives in the city. 

Mrs. Zoe Shimp-Millard and little daughter Hazel, of 
Wayne, Neb., are visiting her parents, on Union avenue. 

Miss Anna Hole, of the class of '93, who was compelled 
to leave school on account of ill health, has returned after 
four weeks of much needed rest. 

Mrs. Gertrude Stanley-Jester and baby, of Kinsman, O., 
spent several days of the month of April in the city visiting 
rcalatives and friends. 

ZETA. 

Miss Ada Bullen has been compelled to discontinue her 
work on account of ill health. 

Mrs. Minnie Waldo, iicc Strong, one of our old girls, is 
now residing in Albion. Ilcr husband, Prof. Waldo, occu- 
pies the chair of history in Albion College. 

Miss Belle Washburn has resigned her position as pre- 
ceptress of the high school in Chesaning, and is back in 
school with us again. 

Mrs. Wortley Armstrong, ncc Brockway, is now residing 
in Albion. 

Mrs. Jennie Lovejoy, iiec Campbell, is still teaching Ger- 
man in college. 

PHI. 

Miss Leota Woy is making her home with Mrs. Barker, 
in Boulder, at present. 

Miss Bertha Root received her appointment again for 
next year as teacher in the Boulder schools. 

Miss Mamie Johnson expects to accept a position to 
teach French and German in Denver next year. 

Misses Bertha and Edith Root expect to visit Evanston, 
and attend the World's Fair on their way home in Michigan, 



t>£LTA GAMMA ANCHOftA. 1 53 

OMEGA. 

Miss Catherine Cleveland, '94, has left the university for 
the remainder of the term on account of ill health. 

The engagement of Miss Mabel Bushnell, '90, daughter 
of Congressman Bushnell, to James B. Kerr, of the firm 
Spooner, Sanborn & Kerr, is announced. The wedding is 
to take place sometime in August. 

Mrs. Susie Wegg-Smith, of Seattle, Washington, is the 
happy mother of a baby girll 

A little boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Carpenter, 
fiee Miss Jean Hand, of Racine, on April 10. 



EXCHANGES. 



''As you from crimes would pardoned be, 
Let your indulgence set me free." — TAe Tempest, 

The Delia Upsilofi Quarterly has assumed a Philadelphia!! 
appearance. It now comes to us clad in Quaker gray, and 
as we take it up, we involuntarily think of broad-brimmed 
hats surmounting heads, whose interior, in all probability, is 
filled with gray matter. A perusal of its pages does not 
belie this impression. The last number is filled with good 
things, the leading article upon **Bowdoin College," full of 
bright character sketches, being of especial interest. The 
Quarterly has dropped her exchange department, and sub- 
stituted therefor "Delta Upsilon in Current Literature," and 
more copious alumni notes. These latter are perhaps the 
most valuable feature of the Quarterly, bespeaking as they 
must the strong alumni interest in the fraternity. When a 
journal can publish seventeen closely printed pages of 
alumni notes, one may be sure that there is no lack of unity 
in that organization. 

When will the Anchora be able to emulate the example 
of the Quarterly in this respect ? 



In an editorial upon "Fraternity Discipline," the Arrow 

says: 

"In the fraternity life, and especially in chapter house 
life, where there is an intimate acquaintance between a large 
number of girls of different natures and dispositions, there 
is constantly being acquired a knowledge of human nature, 
and lessons in tolerance and self-denial are constantly being 
learned. Sharp corners of character are almost sure to be 
smoothed off, peculiarities are toned down, and selfishness 
must give way before the demands and duties of fraternity 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 1 55 

life. Every girl finds that her way is not the only way, and 
very often is forced to admit that it is not the best way. 
Thus by intimate contact with others, characters are broad- 
ened and equalized. 

There is a good deal of discipline connected with this 
assimilation of different natures into a harmonious chapter. 
When once a girl is initiated, the chapter feels that she is 
theirs for better or worse, that she must be loved for her 
good qualities, while her faults, which are almost sure to 
appear upon close acquaintance, must be overlooked. 
There is sure to be a host of the good qualities if we only 
search for them. Such a spirit always produces love and 
sympathy. How easy would be our journey through the 
world if we could but cultivate this spirit toward every one 1 
— charitableness and forbearing toward faults, but always on 
the lookout for virtues." 



Discussing the programme for chapter meetings, a writer 
in the Key thus expresses herself: 

'* A course of literary work systematically arranged and 
pursued regularly, seems the most rational idea. To be 
sure, most of our colleges offer good literary courses, but it 
is impossible for classical students to realize much benefit 
from them. Then again, such a course does not treat — in 
a direct manner — the current literature of the day. It may 
incite the ambitious student to read the various monthlies, 
daily newspapers and literary news ; but the average under- 
graduate (that is the faithful one) spends the greater part 
of his time in preparing lessons.** 

Perhaps we are wrong, but the evident desire of most 
sororities to render their order a species of literary society 
does not meet with our sympathy. The literary club is a 
fad that bids fair to undermine all earnest, thorough and 
exhaustive study. The work done in such a way is almost 
always superficial, hurriedly prepared without thought or 
research, and superficial work in literature is very demoraliz- 
ing fo one's taste and scholarly habits. And even were the 
literary work done in chapter meetings conscientious and 
valuable (which it very seldom is), it is not for just that kind 
of work that fraternities were organized. Of course, local 



156 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

conditions should control the matter; possibly, where a 
chapter luxuriates in a home of its own, or in a college 
where the dormitory system prevails, the chapter meetings 
may profitably be given to the study of Camille Flammarion, 
Austin Dobson or Herbert Spencer, as the case may be. 
Under these circumstances, the members of the fraternity 
have a continual opportunity of becoming acquainted with 
each other, and do not need to devote special meetings to 
accomplish that end. But where no such intimate associa- 
tion prevails, where the girls scarcely see each other except 
in chapter meetings, will not an informal social meeting, 
where unrestrained conversation is in order, be more enjoy- 
able than literary criticism? The Puritan notion that 
anything, to be improving, must be a little bit disagreeable, 
is out of date. And while we should be the last to admit 
that the true study of literature could be anything but 
delightful, experience and observation have taught us that 
the so-called literary work of clubs and chapter meetings is 
perfunctory and more or less irksome. If a chapter wishes 
to study Wordsworth and Matthew Arnold, let her do so by 
all means, but do not show to these honored names the 
disrespect of discussing them from a sense of duty. 



Beta Theta Pi is burning with unrighteous indignation, 
and it is all on account of a white tea rose, which Alpha Tau 
Omega has adopted as her fraternity flower. Beta Thcta Pi 
grows sarcastic and plainly states that the white rose and 
the yellow rose, and the pink rose and the red one all belong 
exclusively to her, which reveals the modest disposition of 
Beta Theta PL Witness the following: 

"We admire the taste shown by the Alplia Tatis in this 
selection. But in all Pan-Hellenic courtesy we feel that we 
must make a protest, in behalf of the rose. Four years ago 
the Beta Theta Pi fraternity suggested the idea of a fraternity 
flower, and formally adopted the rose as the fraternity flower 
of Beta Tluta Pi, Public notice of this action was promptly 
given, and at the same time it was clearly stated that no one 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 1 57 

■ 

variety of the rose was adopted by the fraternity as such. 
Every chapter of Beta Theta Pi was publicly "requested to 
select some special variety of rose for its own exclusive 
use." The flower of the general fraternity was to be simply 
— the rose. The species should indicate the chapter; the 
rose without distinction of species became the flower of 
Beta Theta Pi, ♦ ♦ * The minutes of the Beta Theta Pi 
convention of 1889 show the final adoption of the rose as 
our fraternity flower. From first to last there has been no 
distinction of species so far as the fraternity as a whole is 
concerned. It is the noble sentiment of the rose in general 
that we have always sought to preserve in our fraternity 
flower, and not the "meaning" of any one kind of rose. 
And so the rose has been worn in Beta Theta Pi since the 
summer of 1889. 

By what right can Alpha Tan Oniega now appropriate to 
herself the fraternity flower of Beta iheta Pi?*' 

If we did not consider such matters too trivial to be 
given a passing thought, it might be in order for Delta 
Gamma to inquire by what right Beta Theta Pi appropriated 
to herself the fraternity flower of Delta Gamma. But even 
if Delta Gamma objected (which she does not) to Beta Theta 
Pi or any other fraternity adopting our beautiful emblem as 
its own, she would not call names and make herself unneces- 
sarily disagreeable over the matter, for she never supposed 
that her order or any other had a patent right on roses. 
They bloom alike for the just and the unjust. Beta Theta Pi 
concludes her indictment: 

"We must either assume that Alpha Tan Omega has been 
guilty of stealing our rose, or that she has come newly 
arrayed in sky blue and old gold to ask that Beta T/ieta Pi 
will permit her to join her fate to ours." 

Evidently in the opinion of the plaintiff the worst fate 
that could befall Alpha Tan Omega would be to be incorpor- 
ated into Beta Theta Pi, This may be true, but we are 
somewhat surprised at so much frankness from such a 

source. 

♦ a, * 

From a paper upon "The Higher Aims," in the Kappa 
Alplia JoHrnal, we quote as follows; 



158 DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 

**No matter what the name, the form of words that holds 
the creed, it is safe to say that the majority of all fraternities 
are striving for the same end, battling for the same victory, 
running to tbe same goal. ♦ ♦ ♦ 

In the first place, the fraternity cherishes, fosters, and 
keeps before the members an ideal friendship, holding that 
friendship up in the best light before all and pressing it into 
the heart of every member. This is no idle thing. He who 
goes through life without experiencing such an ideal friend- 
ship has not learned one of the sweetest and one of the 
most ennobling lessons that men f ver learn. This friendship 
rises higher than gay association that makes brighter the 
hours spent together and thrills the being with hilarity at 
the banquet board. This friendship takes hold upon the 
heart, and in loneliness, sorrow and disappointment, it fulfills 
its best mission and rises to its highest ofTice. This friend- 
ship brings the man into the heart, in prosperity or adversity; 
in peace or tumult; in joy or sorrow; in youth or age. The 
foundation of this friendship is congeniality. Unlikes may 
respect each other, they can never love. This is the thing 
which magnifies the fraternity fellowship, because men 
choosing their likes begin at once to cultivate them. Spurred 
on at first, maybe, by artificial means, yet bending to it, it 
soon goes on of itself, and faster, too. A great many people 
scoff at the friendship thus formed; that which is contracted, 
they say. Friendship, they declare, should be spontaneous. 
In this there is much truth and much fallacy." 

The writer of the above is very enthusiastic and probably 
very young, — certainly very sincere. He makes a strong 
appeal to the best that is in people, but he confuses cause 
and effect, and idealizes fraternity influence at the expense 
of the inherent good in human nature. To our mind the 
object of fraternity is not so much to cultivate ideal friend- 
ships (such are rare, but are met as often outside the bond 
as within it) as to cultivate a spirit of universal sympathy 
and charity. The good of fraternities lies not in the fact 
that ideal friendships are sometimes formed within the 
bond, for these depend upon a deeper feeling than loyalty 
to the society engenders, and furthermore, ideal friendships 
are never formed with every member of a chapter. Such a 
relationship is too delicate, too beautiful, too intangible to 
be established by any artificial means. Thus it is not the 



DELTA GAMMA ANCHORA. 1 59 

warm, intimate friendships that have sprung from congenial 
tastes and habits, that fraternities should pride themselves 
upon; it is the cordial liking and sympathy that they are 
able to arouse in us for people of diverse tastes. The bond 
brings us into intimate relations with many a person whose 
good qualities we should not have found out for ourselves. 
It teaches the lesson of looking deeper than the surface for 
admirable traits of character, and brings the sure conviction 
that there may be undercurrents of sympathy between 
people of apparently ungenial characters, pursuits, and 
aspirations. It is for this universal broadening of sympa- 
thies that fraternities are to be honored, not for the occa- 
sional but exceptional development of a perfect friendship. 



8J 1 787 




« 1 



J' «• iS sr. 

^* :-^ ^ ^ 





• ,<• 



y^-r 




lloucmlicv, 
1893. 



l«*ontcnti\ 



kiislnuL'. 

.Soiiir I'air rinlo<«»j»h\ . 
Coiii^ress of Colle*i[r Kraternitics. 
Delta (iaiiiina ('ako. 
h'ditoiial. 
( li.iptcr l.cltci'^ : 
Alj)!);!. 

(hi. 

i:t.i. 

K.i|»pa. 

I .;uiil)'I;i. 

< >im't^a, 

riii. 

IM, .... 

SiiMii.i. 

1 .in. 

Xi. 

/.rt.(. 
1- \t li.i!!'.4r«^. 






■4 
S 

r I 

« I 

K 

K 
'<> 



■» > 



-M 



■» - 



2*) 



■» — 



JS 






-4 



VoL X. November, 1893. No. i. 



Anchora of Delta Qamma 



A QUARTERLY. 



•« 



'^e union of souls is an ancl^or in storms. 



INA FIRKINS, . . Hditor. 



iiiNNKAroi.is: 

HALT,, IIUACK 9c Cn. PKIS'TKK«. 



r:.7. wrw yopk 1 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

811787 , 

TlLC>tN Huk; *L»A"nONfc 

.2 lii° -hi 



The Amcboka it the official organ of the Delta Gamma Fraternity. It is 
ittued on the first days of November, January, April and June. Subiicription 
price, one dollar ($1.00) per year, Ringle copies, thirty-five cents. Material for 
publication should be mailed by the tenth of each month precedinK the date of 
issue. All communications and exchanges should be addressed to the editor. 



Editor, — Ina Firkins, 

1528 Fourth St. S. H., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Business Manager, — Mary Mortensen, 

State University of Minnesota. 

ASSOCATK EDITORS. 

Alpha — Harriet P. Marsh 1511 Tnion Ave., Alliance, O. 

Chi— Blanche E. Moore Sa>jc College, Ithaca. N. Y. 

Delta — LuRA WinTLOCK...rniversit_v of California, Lns Anja:eles, Cal. 

Eta— Elizabeth M. Broi'hv Btichtel Collej^e, Akron. O. 

Kappa— Helen (iREc.oRY 1230 L. Slrwt, Lincoln, Nch. 

Lambda— Florence Ciraiiam...1103 Fourth St. S. E., Minneapolis 

Omega— Eva H. Bostwick 15 VV. (lilman St., Madison. Wis. 

Phi— Jennie F. Wise Boulder, Colo. 

Psi — Katherine Claoett Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Sigma— Elizabeth Kendali 200 Grove St., Evauston, 111. 

Tau — Mary C. Holt 418 N. Clinton Axx., Iowa City, In. 

Xi — Florence O. Barnks 23 Church St., Ann Arbor. Mich. 

Zeta — (iRACK Cooshali 308 E. Porter St., .\Ibion. Mich. 



©eltrt ^amma ^nchova. 



Vol. X. MINNKAPOLIS, NOV KM BUR, 1K93. No. 1. 



More than once have the readers of Axchoka been 
requested to consider for a few moments this que.stion, so 
important to every member of a fraternity. 

Hut rushing is an evil which cannot be dwelt upon too 
often. One might call it a necessary evil; but as such it 
has already held .sway too long. Under its iron rule, with 
what dread does each one of us look forward to the fall 
campaign? And at its command, what things arc done 
which would never occur to us were not some freshman in 
demand? 

But. aside from the tax on the strength and ingenuity of 
the older girls, and other fraternity considerations, we ought 
to .stop and consider the freshman who is not being rushed. 
In our ha.ste to meet some one who has been recommended 
to our festering care, we overlook the homesick, bewildered 
girl with no one to help her through these first few days. 
We make her feel most keenly the difference between 
herself and her more fortunate friend, and increase the 
feeling of loneliness which has hung like a cloud about her 
since home faded from her sight. 

Let each one a.sk herself the question, "What would I 
have done had no fraternity opened its doors to mc?" and 
she will understand the feeling of these outsiders. 

Does everything have its good points? If so, the writer 
of this article must be excused for her seeming blindness. 
She has just been through a mad rush and feels with all a 
sister's interest that something ought to be done to settle 
this vexatious question. 



4 Delta Gamma Aticfiora. 

It is one which, in the nature of things, must be agitated 
by all the fraternities in each college. One cannot stand 
out against the others, but someone must take the initiatory 
step. Success will not immediately follow, but a beginning 
must be made. 

The ideal has never been reached by mortals, and the 
most we can hope for is to make our fraternity as nearly 
ideal as possible. Root out as best we may those evils 
which stand out so plainly to us. Make for ourselves the 
position we ought to hold in our respective college homes. 
Let there be none of the feeling that fraternities in them- 
selves are not good things, but that one must belong if they 
happen in one*s way. 

Let each and everyone set herself to thinking and try to 
form some plan to do away with this most undesirable 
feature of fraternity life. A Senior, 

Omega. 

"Breathes there a man with soul so dead 
Who never to himself hath said, 
'This is niY own, nn- native land*." 

Perhaps, in time past, he may have existed, this much 
anathematized person — surely not in this year of grace 
eighteen hundred and ninety-three! But if perchance there 
be in all the length and breadth of this fair land a single 
person whose heart does not overflow with patriotic love, 
and whose bosom does not swell with patriotic pride at the 
sight of the White City, then may he go down 

"To the vile dust from whence he sprnnp 
I'nwept, unhonored, and iinsnn;*." 

Certain wise people have been saying that the young 
generation of Americans to whom even our latest war is 
only history, have lost that deep love for their country 
which distinguished their fathers. A plan has even been 
devised for teaching patriotism to the children of the public 
schools, along with geography, history, and other branches. 



Some Fair Philosophy, 5 

The fatal defect of this plan would be the fact that the 
teachers themselves might be lacking in the very enthusiasm 
they would be expected to inspire. 

Without a thought of these things the projectors of the 
World's Columbian Exposition have devised and set up 
before the people this year, a huge object-lesson in Ameri- 
can patriotism, whose influence will be wider and more 
effective than all other possible lessons. The stupendous 
results there displayed, of the industry, ingenuity, and 
intelligence of the American people, arc at once an educa- 
tion and an inspiration, and he would be a stolid clod, 
indeed, who could look on this triumph of American enter- 
prise and not feel a thrill of gratitude for being an American 
citizen. There is little need to fear that the fire of patriotism 
has died out in the breast of young America. Let any 
danger threaten the safety of our beloved republic, and see 
how the new generation of men and women will rise in her 
defense. 

"The most glorious thing about this whole glorious fair 
are those flag.s*', was the exclamation of a young woman who 
stood in the court of honor, looking down the long vista of 
banners, flying from every pinnacle of the white roofs, and 
the words found an echo in the heart of every loyal Ameri- 
can who heard them. 

Two young girls, possibly among the readers of Anchora, 
stood for a long time gazing silently at the battle-flags of 
Illinois. Not a word was spoken, but as they turned to go 
away, one knew by the glint of tears in both pairs of eyes 
that those tattered and faded flags had taught their own 
lesson. 

One whose sacred memory every true American delights 
to honor has given utterance to certain immortal words 
which can never cease to be the expression of every true 
American heart: *'It is for us, the living, to be here dedi- 
cated to the great task remaining before us; that from these 
honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for 
which they here gave the last full measure of devotion; that 
we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died 



6 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

in vain; that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth 
of freedom, and that government of the people, by the 
people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.'* 

"Though I s])eak with the toiijj^ucs of men and 
of angels, and have not chanty I am 1)ecome as 
sounding brass or a tinkling c>'mbal.*' 

But if high honor has been done to America and Ameri- 
cans in the Chicago exposition, certainly we have learned 
also to respect and admire and honor the other nations of 
the world. Not only to admire the exhibition of the rare 
and beautiful specimens of workmanship from the countries 
across the sea, but more to respect and honor the genius 
which was able to conceive them. This was a great lesson 
for Americans, who have a notion that America and a few 
of the best known powers of Europe comprise about all there 
is of the civilized globe. 

Probably never before in all the history of the world has 
the principle of brotherly love received such a remarkable 
exposition as this summer. A series of remarkable gather- 
ings culminating in a "Congress of Religion" has served to 
bring together, in peaceful and profitable association, men 
in tastes, customs, and beliefs as widely different as the 
poles, yet all enrolled under a banner of "Peace on earth, 
good-will to men." I fancy it was revelation, education, and 
inspiration, all in one, to a large majority of Americans to 
hear the delegates from the farthest corners of the earth, 
pronouncing the same exalted principle of morality as our 
own teachers. Surely their strong words of friendship for 
America and Americans cemented a new bond between us 
and them, for indeed the earth is but a small place after all, 
and all men arc brothers. 

Well, these are two lessons one has learned from the 
great exposition, and there are as many more as there arc 
different people and different points of view. I am sure no 
loyal and honest American girl has seen it without having 
received a great deal to set her a-thinking, and the result of 
her meditation ought to be a great infusion of charity and 
kindliness to her fellow-creatures. 



Some Fair Philosophy, 7 

To have visited the industrial exhibits for instance, and 
to have then, perhaps for the first time, realized what infi- 
nite pains is being taken from day to day to make each one 
of us comfortable and happy, no matter how poor and ob- 
scure we may be, was surely enough to make one grateful 
for a part in such a world. 

AH the wonderful beauty of the White City will soon 
disappear from our sight, and Jackson Park become only a 
park among parks. Let us only hope that what we have 
seen and heard and felt will not as quickly and easily de- 
part. Mary Mills, 

Lambda. 



O^0n(xrc»» of O^oUcjxc fraternities. 

Those who were in attendance at the Congress of College 
Fraternities last summer will remember it with mingled 
feelings of satisfaction and disappointment. It was a satis- 
faction merely to see several hundred Greeks gathered 
together under the same roof, for that manifested interest in 
the movement; it was a pleasure to meet so many of the 
strangers in one's own fraternity. And it even seemed as if 
some of those present enjoyed an unlawful satisfaction in 
witnessing the demonstration of their pessimistic theories 
that a Pan-Hellenic congress could not actually accomplish 
anything. It was a disappointment to see that even those 
fraternity people who were broadminded and sympathetic 
enough to desire such a meeting to be successful were yet 
so dominated by the habitual reserve with which one frater- 
nity treats another that they could not break through this 
barrier, and discuss openly, honestly and freely the questions 
they all hoped some one else would introduce. 

There was absolutely no friction in the meetings, neither 
was there a particle of enthusiasm. The lukewarmness may 
be partially accounted for by the fact, that the congress 
was held under unfavorable auspices. Several fraternities 
were holding conventions at the time, and in these of course 
centred the chief duty and pleasure of their delegates. And 
almost everybody else was impatient to be on the fair 
grounds, and grudged the minutes spent at the Art Institute. 
Hut the real reason of the frigidity lies in the fact that, 
although the closest friendship may exist between the 
individuals of the different fraternities, between the frater- 
nities themselves there can never be any real sympathy. 
The interest of any one fraternity is diametrically opposed 
to that of every other, and the desired standard of any one 
is, and must be. maintained at the expense of the others. 



Congress of College Fraternities. g 

In the woman's session there was an effort made to bring 
up for discussion the matter of inter-chapter exchange of 
fraternity journals, but so impatient was the audience to ad- 
journ that by the time the question was reached, after the 
reading of the formal papers, there was left in the room 
hardly a representative from each sorority. However, those 
who were left passed a resolution of approval upon the 
measure. 

It was everywhere noticeable that the similar pins were 
irresistably attracted toward one another. This was as 
inevitable as it was incongruous with the nature of this 
meeting. The program as arranged was as follows. The 
representatives of at least one third of the names found 
therein were, however, conspicuous by their absence. 

Wedneshay, July 19. 9 a. m. 

Congress of College Fkaterxities. 

Richard Lee Fearn. Chairman. 

Address. The Legal Status of the Fraternities. 

William Raymond Baird. 
Address. Histories of Fraternities. W. B. Palmer. 

Address. Fraternity Catalogue Making. Frank B. Swope. 

Address. Fraternity Finances. Isaac R. Hitt, Jr. 

Address. The Advantages of Non-Secrecy. E. J. Thomas. 

Address. A Permanent Fraternity League. 

K. H. L. Randolph. 
Address. The Women's Fraternities. 

Mrs. Mary Roberts Smith. 

Ten minutes' discussion following each paper. 

Wednesday, July 19. 2 \\ m. 

Special Session of Fraternity Editors. 

E. H. L. Randolph, Chairman. 

Address. Fraternity Journalism; Its Scope. 

C. L. Van Cleve, Troy, O. 
Address. Fraternity Journalism; Its Influence on the De- 
velopment of the System. 

Frederic C. Howe, Ph. D., Baltimore, Md, 



10 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

Address. Fraternity Journalism; The Woman's Journal. 

Miss Ina Firkins. 

Address. Fraternity Journalism; Its Financial Aspects. 

Clay W. Holmes, Elmira, N. V. 

Address. Fraternity Journalism; Its Unifying Influence on 
the Chapters. Geo. \V. Warner, Philadelphia. 

Address. Fraternity Journalism; Is It Consistent with the 
Principles of the System? 

Grant W. Harrington, Hiawatha, Kan. 

Address. Fraternity Journalism; Its Relations to Frater- 
nity Loyalty. John K. Brown, Columbus, O. 



Thursday, July 20, 10 a. m. 

CONGRKSS OF WoMEN's CoLLEGE FRATERNITIES. 

Miss Kthel Baker, Chairman. 

Address of Welcome. Mrs. Charles Henrotin. 

Address. The Origin and Development of the Fraternity 
System. Margaret F. Smith, Kappa Alpha Theta. 

Address. Fraternity Journalism. May Henry, Alpha Phi. 

Address. Chapter Houses. 

A Member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. 

Address. Limitations of Fraternity Membership. 

Mrs. Rho Fisk Zeublin, Delta Gamma. 
Address. Fraternity Extension. 

Miss Bessie Leach, Delta Delta Delta. 
Address. Ethical Influence of Fraternities. 

Mrs. Blackwelder, Phi Beta Phi. 
Address. Fraternity Women in the World. 

Isabella M. Andrews, Gamma Phi Beta. 

Thursday Aftkknoon and Kveninc, 

Pan-Hellenic reception and banquet in the parlors of the 
New York Building. World's Fair Grounds. 

The meeting of the Congress is not to be regretted, for, 
although there is no occasion for congratulations upon 



Congress of College Fraternities. 1 1 

results, such meetings are educational in their effect. They 

accustom individuals and chapters to the idea of intcrfratcr- 

nity courtesies, and, if the external relations are improved, 

perhaps in time they may affect inward relations, and there 

may be brought about the fraternity millcnium that is the 

dream of optimistic Pan-Hellenists. 

Editor. 

^elta QB»antnta Caltc* 

[A Tousi Delivered at an Initiation Banquet.] 

In my nightly vigils the sad thought has gradually 
dawned upon me that the right honorable committee has 
imposed upon my ordinarily unsuspicious and confiding 
youth, a toast that might lead the critical mind to infer an 
inordinate fondness on my part for the delectable article 
under consideration. Such, my young friends, is not the 
case, but on the contrary, like some airy denizen of the 
forest glades. I chain my volatile spirit to this mundane 
sphere by lightly sipping the dew from the dainty petal of 
the flower or tasting the delicate honey in the heart of the 
morning glory. (Those present at Avis's lunch last Saturday 
will kindly bury for the present any recollection they may 
have of that occasion). I call upon my older sisters to 
testify that I have never found delight in the social gather- 
ings of our fraternity, where peanuts and crackers aud cheese 
pamper the gross appetites of those of a more of the earth 
earthy mould. Ah, no ! The stern business meeting, where 
a feast of reason and a flow of soul regale us, and where the 
strictest parliamentary discipline is maintained by our 
worthy president, has ever been my greatest joy. But for 
those of us who have never participated in the pain and 
pleasure of Delta Gamma functions other than those pre- 
sided over by our redoubtable goat, I will depict the two 
forms of improvement and recreation which we chiefly 
indulge in. Imagine those of our number who have not 
been able to concoct more or less satisfactory excuses for 
absence, disposed in various attitudes of despondency about 



12 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

a small room, on one side of which our respected president 
is seated in the most dignified chair available. An expres- 
sion of stern resolve is wreathed about her keen blue eyes, 
and armed with the power of law in the shape of a badly 
sharpened lead pencil, she calls the meeting to order pre- 
cisely half an hour after the time appointed. After some 
preliminary giggling and several facetious remarks on the 
part of certain individuals, who shall be nameless, that one 
of our number who is held in the bonds of holy matrimony 
arises and makes a motion, to which various amendments 
and improvements are added in an undertone by divers 
other damsels. After some moments and sundry hints from 
the president and those versed in parliamentary pratice. a 
couple of young women second the motion in unison, greatly 
to the confusion of both. A period of hot discussion en- 
sues, in which all subjects but the one in hand, from the 
silver question to the most advantageous method of toasting 
marshmallows. are disposed of in a masterly and conclusive 
manner. Having thus prepared ourselves to vote intelli- 
gently, we are called upon to express assent by holding up 
one finger, which we proceed to do, the enthusiastically 
inclined waving both hands aloft and loudly whispering 
their approval. While this scene has been enacted, an 
entirely irrelevant discus.sion has been held by two or three 
members, these being punched by some kindly sister when 
the proper time for voting has arrived. Truly, the mind of 
woman is well adapted to control the policy of the Com- 
monwealth ! "Look on this picture, then on this,'* and 
behold the selfsame maidens comfortably, if not gracefully, 
draped upon the floor of an apartment and ingloriously 
consuming large quantities of edibles. Choice bits of gossi]) 
are retailed to an interested audience, and the relative 
merits of various youths are discussed by much excited 
damsels, each victim assuming alternately the guise of an 
angel and the form of a fiend incarnate. A little tripping 
of the light fantastic follows, and after an afternoon or 
evening spent profitably and pleasantly in these diversions, 
we repair to our respective domiciles, those having a room- 



Delta Gamma Cake. 13 

mate, or other good excuse, filling their pockets with the 
select dainties remaining. Judge ye, fair 97*5. which of these 
two entertainments will better serve to fill the weary soul 
with peace and drive the wrinkles from the care-worn brow. 
But alas! From your noble efforts at this most delightful 
banquet, I fear me that your preference will be given to 
Delta Gamma cake rather than her good bread and butter. 

Ada Comstock, 

Lambda. 



GBMtarlaU 

Another vacation has become a memory, a new year has 
added fresh dignity to last year's freshman and sophomore, 
another rushing season has made strangers familiar in the 
places occupied but a few months since by the best of the 
class of '93. It was hard to part with last year's seniors, 
but so much has happened since the June good-byes were 
spoken, so busy have all the girls been in making home-like 
one little room for themselves, and so excited have they 
been over making the acquaintance of. and heaping atten- 
tions upon, the unsuspicious freshmen, that the chapters 
have grown accustomed to the absence of '93, almost before 
they have realized her departure. And the new alumna% 
who expected that September would make them homesick 
for the college halls, have found that it has come and gone 
like August and July, and they have not felt sentimental 
over the lost college days for one moment. So soon do 
people adapt themselves to new relations, so soon do strange 
conditions become familiar. 

* ^ * 

A copy of the Convention Messenger, containing the 
minutes of the last convention, the history of the fraternity, 
and the revised constitution has been sent to every active 
member of Delta Gamma, and it is earnestly hoped that no 
one will fail to read it carefully. The beginning of the year 
is a good time to study the constitution, and every chapter 
should see that her initiates are supplied with a copy of this 
document. The attention of the associate editors is par- 
ticularly called to Article XIX. which they should read, 
ponder, inwardly digest and understand. Extra copies may 
be obtained from the editor. 



Editorial. 1 5 

The associate editors are requested to bear in mind that 
two literary contributions are due before the next issue of 
Anchora. It is necessary that there be no delay in this mat- 
ter, and there can be no excuse for the failure to send the de- 
sired number of papers. The associates are reminded that 
they are appointed to prepare the required number of con- 
tributions if they cannot induce some one else to write 
the papers for them. A failure to prepare them should be 
followed by the resignation of the negligent officer. Each 
chapter should insist that the associate editor perform her 
duties promptly and creditably to her chapterand to Delta 

Gamma. 

* ^ * 

'If the correspondents do not wish to make an enemy for 
life of the editor, they will cease to write upon both sides of 
the paper. When will they learn that the other side of the 
paper was not made to be written upon? 

* ^ * 

♦ 

In Chicago last summer a little group of fraternity 
alumnae accidentally gathered together one afternoon, and 
compared their views about the active chapters. They all 
wore anchors except one, who was quite as welcome in the 
circle as if she had worn our symbol, instead of a key, and 
they were all women with professions, two or three school 
teachers, one lawyer and a librarian, women long enough 
out of college to have gained worldly wisdom, and to have 
broadened the horizon of their student days, not so long 
separated from their Alma Mater, but that they realized 
and sympathized with the hopes and fears, the trials and 
triumphs of their younger sisters in Delta Gamma. Each 
one knew of customs prevailing in many chapters of all 
fraternities, of which individually the members of the chap- 
ters were ashamed, but to which, they assented, collectively, 
as apparently necessary evils. Kach one remembered inci- 
dents in their own chapter life, which they could recall only 
with regret, but which at the time, seemed the only solution 
of difficulties. The lawyer said: *These things are partly 



1 6 Delta Ganuna Anchora. 

the fault of the alumnae; our experience ought to be worth 
something to these younger girls," and some one replied: 
"It is worth something, if we are not too experienced, and 
it is the young alumnae who have the greatest influence." 
iiere was struck the keynote of alumnae influence. The 
alumna who is remembered by the chapter as an enthusi- 
astic active worker, but a year or two ago, can express her 
opinion in the chapter hall, and be listened to with 
respect that is due to her condition in life, and at the same 
time with the sympathy that meets the co-worker. But after 
four or five years of separation from the active chapter, she 
is looked upon as more or less of a stranger; in the eyes of 
the undergraduates she may represent a very charming per- 
sonality, but she is nevertheless regarded with some awe 
and looked upon as a person before whom one must not 
indulge in any college slang, and with whom it is more ap- 
propriate to discuss Emerson than the fraternity parties. 
As the average freshman knows very little about Emerson, 
and delights in the self-proscribed alternative, she finds the 
situation very depressing. Thus is it difficult to establish 
sympathetic relations between the active members and the 
older alumnae, and because of this difliculty the younger 
alumnae have a work to do for the fraternity. Their mis- 
sion is to be the connecting link, and they ought to realize 
the responsibility that rests upon them. Once brought into 
proper relations with the active chapter, the latter would 
soon learn that the best half of their strength rests with the 
alumnae. A combination of the experience and judgment 
of the alumnae with the enthusiasm and zeal of the under- 
graduates would result in making fraternities a real power 
throughout our lives, a lasting instead of a fleeting in- 
fluence. 



ALPHA ; MOUNT UNION COLLEGE. 

The peace of Alpha remains undisturbed in this exciting 
season, when all her sister chapters are using powers persua- 
sive in rushing desirable girls. Fortunately for her, Alpha 
has no rivals, and although there are several girls who seem 
to have enough grace and grit to be worthily called Delta 
Gammas, yet she thinks best to be slow and sure before 
making final decisions. However, the number of pledglings 
has been diminished by one, who now helps to swell the 
ranks of our full initiates. Grace Raymond. 

Commencement brought our girls an unusual share of 
prizes and honors. Birdie Tedrow was awarded the Vincent 
prize. Lora Jester was class valedictorian, and Anna Hole 
was valedictorian in the contest between the literary socie- 
ties. These sisters are all of the class of '93. Two have 
accepted positions as teachers, and one, Birdie Tedrow, 
intends entering a medical school. 

A large number of our members spent a part of their 
vacation in visiting that fairyland of wonders, the "White 
City." and we who are back in school can hardly bring 
ourselves down to the ordinary, yet we are making some 
plans for the year. Until Christmas time we have deter- 
mined to combine pleasure and profit and give employment 
to fingers and intellects alike. The plan has worked ad- 
mirably so far, and gives added zest to our meetings. Wc 
have also in mind a number of pleasant social features to be 
carried out at different times during the year. 

The greeting of Alpha to all her sister chapters, and best 
wishes for the year. 

Harrikt p. Marsh. 



CHI ; i:okni:ll university. 



"Some are born great; some achieve greatness; and 
some have greatness thrust upon them." I certainty am of 
this last named class. Vcs, girls, she who signed herself 
" H. C. C* has resigned, and the unfortunate lot of trying 



1 8 Delta Gamma Anchor a, 

to do at all that she did so well has fallen to me. You 
know how interested we are in the first efforts of our baby 
sister to talk. May you be as interested in my first efforts 
to write. 

Our flock is once more assembled, from the Fair, from 
country and from city home, and quite a flock we make 
with eighteen active members. Last year we decided that 
we must be very exclusive and pick only a few of the 
choicest buds. That was so much easier said then than done 
now. '97 is unusually rich in lovely girls, and it is hard 
work deciding just which few of the many lovely ones we 
want. Meanwhile, we are rushing with all our might. Early 
in the term we gave our accustomed reception to all enter- 
ing students. Wc follow this with a Hallowe'en party, and 
later with a dancing party. 

But you are probably all having similar rushing experi- 
ences, and I hear you wondering why Chi's former Anchora 
correspondent resigned. In answer, I would say that it was 
not that she loved Delta Gamma less, but that she loved 
Cornell more. She has done much for the girls of Cornell, 
and we are very proud of her, justly so, we think. Her 
literary merit and unswerving determination have won for 
her the honor of being the first girl to be elected an editor 
of the Cornell Era, a weekly publication, and have paved an 
easy way for ambitious girls of ensuing years to walk. Now 
it is needless to tell you that she resigned because she had 
not the time, — the same old excuse, but in this case a good 
one. 

Pan-Hellenic conventions have been la nonveaHtc a la 
mode since the term began. It has alway been our custom, 
as it is with some of you, I think, to agree upon a day on 
which to invite the new girls to join, by which agreement 
all the fraternities shall abide. This day has generally been 
in the latter part of the fall term. On our return "our pres- 
ence was requested" at a mass-meeting, and there, to our 
astonishment, a proposition was made to postpone asking 
day until the beginning of the sophomore year, at least until 
the latter part of the freshman year. Both sides had their 
champions, Chi holding that the appointed day must not be 
exchanged. The contest was long and earnest, but not 
decisive. The meeting adjourned. We deliberated among 
ourselves, appointed delegates, and in due time the night 
came for the delegates from the several fraternities to meet. 
We awaited anxiously the outcome, fearing to hear that we 
could have no new girls this year. After a time, seemingly 



Chapter Letters. 19 

interminable, the girls returned with victory in their eyes, 
and on their lips: "We will have new sisters this term." 
Don't you think we were on the rij^ht side? 

Hlanchk K. Mookk. 



KTA ; HUt:nTKL COI.Lr.CK. 

Well here wc arc a^ain, each one ot us settled down in 
the same little nook that hrld us last s])rin^^ and here is my 
dear friend, the Axcmuka. waitini^ patiently tor a Icttter, 
just as the good soul has done from time out of mind. Can 
anybody tell me why we didn't ha\c any summer this yv\xvt 
Don't you suppose the weather clerk went to Chicago, and 
the summer ran away during his absence? I am positively 
certain that it is just a few days since commencement, and 
every once in a while have to pinch myself to make sure 
that I am not dreaming, that it really is October. 

Last spring may seem a long way off to some of )ou 
but it don't to me, so I'm going to tell you about the last 
good time we had together before school closed and we 
scattered to the four winds of Heaven. It was a picnic. 
Wc went in a band wagon to a small but beautiful lake in 
the neighborhood, taking with us in many mysterious-look- 
ing baskets and boxes, the "bread that pcrisheth." And in- 
deed it did perish, and that very quickly. After supper we 
went out on the lake and when it grew too dark for that, 
came in and danced, that is, those danced who could; I 
don't remember what the others did but I suppose they 
meditated on something that was for the good of the race, 
you know A /^picnics are apt to be solemn, meditative 
affairs. I thought I could tell you something of the good 
time wc had but find I cannot. It isn't a subject for wortls. 
However, we are J F's, and you may well believe we did 
not go to sleep. 

We had three senior's to lose last June, so commence- 
ment was unusually interesting to us. This year the audi- 
ence was not allowed to slumber peacefully throiii^h the 
long orations of the seniors, (as 1 supi>ose they have clone 
heretofore) but class day exercises were substituted, while a 
thesis was required of each senior, for which may we be truly 
thankful. 

W'e did not quite lose sight of one another during the 
summer, for we had a circulating letter, in fact, four of thcni, 
one being started in each class. Nearly every one reports 



20 Delta Gamvui Aftchora, 

havinp^ met a great many J -T's at Chicago. I wish we 
were not scattered all over creation as we are, or since we 
are, that there were some way of meeting oftener than once 
in two years. 

There are more new girls here than usual this year, and 
we are trying to make good use of the time remaining be- 
fore we have to get on the anxious seat. We have about 
three weeks left before the time is up and then wc hope to 
introduce to you two or three nice girls. We don't want 
many, for our chapter is very nearly a model one now as re- 
spects number; we have ten, one P. G., three seniors, four 
juniors, one sophomore and one freshman. 

The boys have been turned out in the cold this year, and 
the whole building is used as a girls dormitory, as a conse- 
quence of which we have a very pleasant large hall, of which 
we feel justly proud. Of course the one important thing in 
life now is to furnish our hall, and various plans have been 
made for raising money, of which you will probably learn in 
the future. 

Eta sends greetings to all the sisters dear. 

Elizabeth M. Brophv. 



KAPPA ; UNIVKKSJTV OF NEURASKA. 

Already we are so well started in school work that our 
summer vacation seems far in the past. 

Of course we went to the fair with everyone else and 
nearly all of us met Delta Gammas from other chapters 
once more. Kappa starts in school this year with ten active 
members- three graduate students, two junors, two sopho- 
mors, and three special students. Lulu Green is back with 
us this year taking special work in biology. 

Do not think we are not working because we have no 
new members to introduce. We are arranging for a big 
initiation the first of next month, when wc expect to present 
to you the of elite the freshman class. 

We are reforming this year. All last year wc felt that 
our meetings were little more than mere pleasant gossipy 
gatherings. We intend in the future to have them some- 
thing better. One week in the month we have a strictly 
business meeting at the university. Another week we will 
have a social meeting in the afternoon at one of our numer- 
ous homes, to which all Delia Gammas in the city are in- 



Chapter Letters. 21 

vited. Here we have an opportunity to meet all our old 
girls and to talk over fraternity matters and obtain their 
valuable advice. Then once a month we are to have a par- 
lor lecture delivered by one of the faculty of the university. 
To these we will invite our parents, brothers and sisters and 
friends. 

The first one of these talks was delivered Saturday eve- 
ning, October seventh, by Prof. King. He gave us a most 
interesting sketch of German university life. About fifty 
were present. Miss Cochrane and Miss Woods and Miss 
Mullen served chocolate after the lecture. Everyone was 
enthusiastic over it, and we feel that we have a very brilliant 
plan. 

Jo Treeman gave a most delightful tea for us September 
13th. We were so glad to meet Mrs. Lou Hern. When we 
can talk over fraternity matters with a Delta Gamma whose 
experience has been in another chapter, we gain many new 
ideas. 

A new chapter of Sigma Alpha Kpsilon was organized 
here in the last of May. We are always pleased to welcome 
new fraternities to the university. The fraternity spirit 
seems to be growing stronger each year, and fraternities are 
becoming the most prominent force in university politics. 

This is my last letter to Anchora. and I want to tell you 
how much I wish that every Delta Gamma could be corre- 
spondent for a year. I have become so much better ac- 
quainted with our fraternity as a whole, and with several en- 
thusiastic members of it. Isn't it too bad that most of us 
only stay in college four years, for it is only in the last two 
that one really begins to appreciate what fraternity life 
really is. 

Helen Gregory 



lambda; university of Minnesota. 

Lambda's roll-call now is little more than half as long 
as it was last year. Nine clear faces are truly missed from 
the circle, although most thought and all discussion thus 
far, is centered upon a half-dozen or more wonderful fresh- 
man girls. Mary Mortenson, formerly of the class ot '95, 
we are glad to have among ns again; and Avis Winchell 
Grant's course is to be interrupteil by no more trips to Bal- 
timore, or anywhere else, we hope. So with our twelve 
members, we are, you see, quite strong to begin with; and if 



-1 -> 



Delta Gamma Anr/iora, 



wc get all ol those delightful '97 girls that we want, our 
chapter will be almost as large as ever again. 

hut to be real honest about it, perhaps Lambda lastyea r 
was a wee bit too big. To be sure I don't know what ones 
could have been sparetl, and we spent a most happy year 
together. y\nd yet, you know, it is just a trifle difficult to 
become real intimate with twice ten girls — in nine months 
at least. 

Hope you all have as large and bright a freshman class 
from which to choose your recruits as have we. I can 
scarcely refrain from a eulogy upon three sweet maids whom 
we have already pledged, and wc are not going to be really 
content without three — ves. four others. But alas, how 
reiiiarkably alluring our rivals can be! And it does seem to 
reijiiire a vast amount of rushing to persuade the mucli 
sought after freshman girl that her only happiness lies in 
Delta (ianima. Thus, receptions, teas, lunches, and the 
nu)re informal parties have succeeded one another in rapid 
order i:ver since college opened. Though we enjoy these 
little gatherings tjuite as much as our guests are supposed 
lo. wc grudge the time; and the thought that so many of 
them ought to be unnecessary will present itself now and 
again. Still it is astonishing how very material a nice girl 
will be t»nce in a while. Indeed, one of our very best sisters 
— though for that matter we are all very best — unblushingly 
declares that it was the superior quality of a chocolate cake 
enjo\ ed at Mrs. Firkins' which decided her for Delta Gamma. 

All our talks and hopes and plans last year about a 
chapter house for this winter have come to naught. We 
liavc two prett)' rooms in Mrs. l^ellc Morin Turdy's new 
house, where wc hold all our meetings, but it is a great 
(iisaj^pointment that our anticipation of an entire house 
couki not be realized. A good many of us spent nme or 
ten ila}s together in a cottage at Lake Minnetonka last 
summer, and think wc quite know the jolly fun that migjit 
bf now, had "times'* and other things been more propitious. 

The loot-ball season has begun. Wc should be especially 
interested, as the team here is winning glory and fame for 
I 'nivcrsity of Minnesota. Champion team of the Northwest, 
she met and defeated last Saturdav the Kansas eleven. 
<:hainpion |)layers of the Southwest. She was not left long 
tn >\\i\\ for other worlds to concpier, receiving next a 
challenge ln>m Cornell. This was of course accepted, and 
we are looking forward to an e.xciting game that is set for 
Thanksiriving Dav. 



Chapter Letters. 23 

Mrs. Cook, of Omega chapter, is to be in Minneapolis 
this winter. A number of our girls have already met her, 
and we all hope to see her often. 

Florence E. Graham. 



f)ME(;A ; U.NIVERSITY OF WISC0N^SIN. 

Omega greets you this fall with a membership of 
twenty-two. Since parting in June we have gained nine of 
the most desirable freshmen in college. 

During the summer we were notified that we would be 
unable to have our fraternity house this year. This of 
course was a great disappointment, but we came back re- 
solved to do our best and to win in spite of all draw-backs. 

The usual number of rushing parties, one of the most 
enjoyable of which was the picnic given by our alumnae at 
"The Red Gables" soon made us acquainted with the fresh- 
men whom we now introduce to you: Florence Bashford, 
liessic Gernon and Martie Pound of Madison, FIsie Lynch 
of Huron, Alice and Edna Ncwbee of Chicago, Nellie 
Dodge of Sparta, Ada Berling and Meta Goldsmith of Mil- 
waukee, all as enthusiastic as good Delta Gammas should 
be. 

Being fortunate in our town girls we did not lack a place 
for initiation and each freshman received her due reward. 

Miss Antoinette Meinhardt, formerly of Sigma is with 
us this year and we are very glad to number her among 
Omega's girls. 

This is a red letter year. World's Fair and weddings. 
Three of Omega's members now have homes of their own 
and there are rumors to the effect that two more are soon 
to follow their example. Mrs. James Bremer Kerr of '91. 
fice Mabel Bushncll; Mrs. Seymour Cook, Floy Stearns of 
'92, and Mrs. Chauncey Lawrence Williams, formerly Helen 
McMynn of '94. 

It seems so strange to be without a chapter house, but 
prospects are bright and we may have one before long. 

It was such a pleasure to meet our sisters from different 
colleges at the Fair this summer, and we wish wc might all 
have been together on fraternity day. 

Omega is anxious to hear from the other girls, hoping 
that all have been equally successful this fall. 

Ek.\ H. Bostwick. 



24 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

PHI ; UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO. 

At the beginning of the school year, we started out with 
five members, having taken into our fraternity, on her 
arrival in Boulder, one of our former pledges, Mary Brown 
of '97. Wc were ^wq in number, but courage and a fine 
show of determination was not wanting, so we gathered to- 
gether our forces, and prepared for the coming conflict. 
Our rushing succeeded admirably, and we arc now proud of 
the opportunity of introducing to our ^ F sisters Jessie 
Neikirk of '97. and three pledges, Berniel Lochhead, Clara 
Boreman and Leta Wells, only "peeps" as yet. 

Our goat, being unused to such actions, was so much 
broken up over the unruly conduct of our small Nannie 
Brown that we were obliged to delay another initiation for 
a few days, until the poor beast had recovered from the 
shock. But at last the goat having made manifest a desire 
for more fun on Sept. 19th, we initiated Jessie Neikirk into 
the mystic circle 

After the initiation we enjoyed a spread, the merits of 
which I am too modest to proclaim, being one of the com- 
mittee on refreshments, but all presented the appearance of 
satisfaction. Our inactive and honorary members and 
pledglings were at the feast. 

On Monday evening, Sept. 19th, a very pleasant evening 
was spent at Mrs. Barker's, with one of our J i^ sisters, Miss 
Kthel Baker, from Evanston. We discussed all topics of 
interest to our fraternity, and about ten o'clock adjourned 
to the next room, and discussed Delta Gamma, olives, etc.. 
and all took a very active part in this discussion. Miss 
Baker visited a very short time, staying only over night, but 
we comforted ourselves with the thought 'twas better to 
have seen and lost than never to have seen at all. 

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity entertained the 
Delta Gammas at their new chapter, on the twenty-third of 
Sept. I should like to say a great deal about the hospital 
ity and the superior entertaining powers of the "Sigs." but 
fear once started I would know not where to stop, so I shall 
only say that we went away voting it one of the most 
pleasantest evenings we had ever spent. 

One fine day last week we introduced Miss Anna Driggs 
of 'q4 to our goat. Nanny was in fine shape, but perhaps 
was captivated by the bright ajipcarance of our little sister, 
for she acted very rational and Anna came out of the con- 
flict bearing no visible marks of injury. 



CfitfpUr FaUciw, 



*:^ 



Phi sends love and best greetings to all sister chapters, 
and hopes they have all had as joyous a vacation, and as 
happy a reunion as she herself has experienced. 

Jexnie Frances Wise. 



PSI ; \VOM.\N S COLLEGE, IJALTJMOKE. 

What an inspiring summer this last one has been! We, 
the youngest children in Delta Gamma, have realized more 
than ever during the past few montlis that fraternity is a 
reality and not a visionary thing. 

Chicago, this year, has been the Mecca of all the world, 
and as all the world has done so have Delta Gammas done. 
We don't want to leave unrecorded a Delta (lanima meeting 
that occurred there. Two alumnae members from Chi, one 
member each from Lambda and Kappa and two from Psi 
met one morning in the Minnesota State Huilding and chat- 
ted for an hour about Delta Gamma and her interests. 
While nothing especially new or startling was brought for- 
ward, yet it gave new life to our enthusiasm. 

Hut we must tell you something about what we are doing 
now. We number only nine old members. Three of our 
last year's girls have not returned, one having taken her de- 
gree. Of the other two, one lives in the city and will still 
attend our meetings, so we feel that we have not entirely 
lost her. There is only one more on our chapter list to be 
accounted for. She left us last year, but she too lives in the 
city and will attend most of our meetings this winter. 

Fraternity spirit has run higher this year than ever be- 
fore and rushing has been indulged in to such an extent as 
the Woman's College has not seen in former years. 

On Wednesday, September the 27th, we gave a rushing 
party at Janet Palmer's home. We now have two pledge- 
lings. Resides these two we have a third, Grace Pine, who 
came to us from Sigma. Had she not already been pledged 
to Delta Gamma we certainly would ha\e had a hard fight 
for her for she was liked by both the other fraternities. We 
have not yet had our formal pledge meeting, at which we 
put the colors and pledge pins on our pledgelings, but we 
expect to have it next Saturday the 21st. 

This year we have gotten even a nicrr chapter room than 
wc had last. The ([uestion of furnishing is still agitating 
our minds. Wc are trying to adhere to the pink, bronze 
and blue. Even our tea set is to be in these colors. 



26 Delta Gamma Amhora, 

Class politics have formed quite an exciting part of col- 
lege life this fall, and Delta Gamma has born^.on a propor- 
tional share of class offices. -^* 

We would say in closing that our prospects for the year 
seem very bright. We are smaller numerically^ than our 
rivals, but this is more than compensated for by the-, active' 
enthusiastic spirit of each member. 

Katherine E. Clagett. 



SIGMA ; northwestern university. 

Sigma starts in on the new college year with high hopes 
and happy hearts at being once more together. Although 
many of our last year's members failed to answer '•present*' 
they all sent loving messages and sincere regrets that they 
could not be with us. We are all delighted to have Helen 
Babcock back again; she has been studying German and 
music in Berlin for the last year, and is now taking post- 
graduate work at Northwestern, which brings her again into 
the interests of Sigma chapter. 

We have four new initiates to introduce to our friends in 
Anchora: Corinne B. Harbert '96, and Boynton Bess Har- 
bert, Mary MacHarg and Flora Saner, all of '97, who en- 
joyed the terrors of initiation last week, and we have one 
more, Katherine Cook, '97, who has just decided in favor of 
A r after a long and exciting struggle (on our part) ami 
who will soon be introduced to the goat. 

We arc unusually fortunate this year in regard to our 
hall. The faculty have given the top floor of the **Fcn) 
Sem" to the five different sororities represented at Northwes- 
tern, and now each one has a delightful room, finished in 
some appropriate color. Sigma has been congratulating 
herself ever since on being lucky enough to draw the choice 
hall, as it was all decided by lot. Our hall consists of two 
rooms and a closet, and is finished in a delicate shade of 
pink. 

It is very difficult for us to find a time for our meetings 
that is convenient for all, but we think we have solved the 
problem now; we are to meet from ^\^ to seven o'clock and 
have tea in the hall; two members overseeing the ^'spread" 
each week. Our first trial of the scheme was such a bril- 
liant success that we hope great things of the future 

Sigma wonders if the other chapters of A 7^ knew that 
there was a register book for A Fin the organization room 



" Chapter Lctfcrs. 27 

of the Woman's Building? To be sure it was under the 
name .Won>an's Collcjje Fraternities and four different 
sororities were represented, but while the others have many 
pages of names, poor J FXyas but three or four. We think 
it must have been want of knowledge and nut want of good 
"will that 'caused this, and regret the plan could not have 
been mentioned in Anciioka last year; but like many other 
l^lans concern mg the World's Fair it was not completed 
until after college closed, and now it is most too late. 

Although Northwestern is so near Chicago I am afraid 
more J r"s from other chapters attended the fraternity 
congress last summer than from Sigma. Hut the few who 
did go were delighted to meet their sisters from other chap- 
ters and to see old friends in J r on every side. We 
heartily desire another Pan- Hellenic congress, not only to 
bring our own people together but to give us a chance to 
sec the other Greeks. 

Sigma has indulged in but little gayety so far this year. 
All we have had are two delightful rushing parties, one at 
the home of Nettie Hill and the other at Mary MacHarg. 
At this last, the girl we were rushing pledged before the 
party, which relieved us of all anxiety and allowed us to 
enjoy ourselves free from care. 

Va.va\\\v:v\\ Kkndali.s. 



TAU ; UNIVKKSITV OF IOWA. 

Once more has S. U. I. entered upon the yearly cycle. 
The authorities were fearing that the stringency of the 
money market would decrease the attendance this year but 
a comparison of the records shows a slight gain. This is 
especially encouraging since the other colleges in the state 
show a decrease of from ten to forty per cent. 

The great centre of attraction this fall is the foot ball 
team. The boys are doing some honest hard work under 
the coaching of Donnelly of Chicago. The girls are quite 
awake to the importance of the matter and practise games 
are well attended. Those who don't understand the ganje 
go to learn from those who do and believe all the pleasure 
as a sincere wish to help the boys. 

(.)n the 2nd of October, the stutlcnts had the privilege of 
listening to Dr. K. K. Hale, Sr., who delivered his lecture 
'•Personel Reminescences of Ralph Waldo Kmerson." Dr. 
Hale carried a cluster of Delta (iamma roses as he came 



28 Dcltd Gamtua Anchora. 

upon the platform. The lecture was exceedingly entertain- 
ing. Dr. Hale spoke with the warmest enthusiasm of his 
friend and his listeners could not but feci the sincerity of 
his eulogiems. Before he returned cast he spent several 
days here with his son Prof. K. K. Hale, Jr., who holds the 
chair of English in our university. 

Tau chapter was very much delighted to welcome back 
a number of its old girls this year, Miss Anna Larrabee, Kx. 
93, has returned to take special work. Miss Louise Alford, 
Ex '95, who last year studied music in Chicago has resumed 
her university studies. 

We are very sorry to chronicle the loss of one of our 
most enthusiastic members, Miss Geneve Home, who shortly 
leaves for Boston where she enters upon a musical course. 

We have the pleasure of recording in this our first chap- 
ter letter the initiation of two new members, Miss Harriet 
Holt, who last year attended St. Katharine's Hall at Daven- 
port, and Miss Rose Blanchard, of Pennsylvania College, and 
C). S. Kaloosa. who comes to us a senior. Miss Holt is a 
sister of Miss Mary Holt, ex 94, who has this year returned 
to the university, and to her sisters in Delta Gamma (only 
to be burdened with the arduous duties of associate editor). 
After the initiation wc hat! a delightful supper at which 
eighteen members, active and honorary, were present. 

We are glad to welcome Miss Helen Cox among us. 
She has been giving organ concerts throughout the state, 
and everywhere is received with great enthusiasm. She is a 
member of whom Delta Gamma may well be proud. 



Xi; UNIVKKSITV OF MICHIGAN. 

Again wc are together! Xi greets her sister chapters 
and meets them with the pleasurable anticipation of another 
Anchoka year. Our university is, T believe, one of the last 
to call her many children back from summer outings to her 
halls, so that we are in that confusion, always attendant on 
the opening of the fall work, still in that stage of uncer- 
tainty in which the girls flutter around in a ilreamy, erratic 
manner, armed with pencil and schedule, trying to stow 
away thirty-six hours into the twenty-four. 

Our new home is a constant delight to us; we are cnioy- 
ing a pleasure equal to that (^f the German '•ElitterwochenV' 
for never did the devotees of the modern Hymen enjoy 



Chapter Letters. 29 

more keenly their new possessions than we the addition of 
an etchiny^ or dainty tea chair to our rooms. 

An informal reception given this week in honor of Mrs. 
Mark Harrington, one of Xi's honorary members, served as 
our house warming, and we have a cozy feeling that the 
chill is quite taken away. It is quite unnecessary to say 
that we miss our girls who were graduated last June; we 
realize that you are all suffering from a similar loss; never- 
theless we start out this year with a large and energetic 
chapter, hoping to add to our number some of the freshman 
girls who seem to be unusually attractive. As yet, in accor- 
thince with the contract which we signed with six other 
Greek Letter societies, we have done no *'rushing." This 
seems to be a most satisfactory plan, and it clearly bears the 
stamp of justice to all who are interested. The girls are 
carefully carrying out the spirit of the contract, by which 
no girls are to be invited to join the different societies until 
the third week in November. We find many outside the 
pale of the sorosis with whom it is good to come in contact, 
and with all thoughts of **rushing" laid aside we come to 
know them without having constantly in view the possible 
"Delta Gamma." A wholesome interest in the outside 
world should make us broader women and better "Delta 
Gammas." 

We wish our sisters a year filled with success and happi- 
ness. Florknck Galk Baknks, Xi. 



ZKTA ; ALBION COLLKC.E. 

We must beg every one to forgive us for being a little bit 
tardy. We've got at least a half a dozen beautiful excuses. 
Our school began late, our "old girls" were late, toi), in get- 
ting back, we're a little slow anyhow where it comes to 
**rushing," anil we did want to have something to tell you 
all about when we wrote. Only three of the half dozen 
excuses, you see, but the rest are just as good. 

We miss only three of the familiar faces of last year 
from our band this fall. Our graduates in June were two, of 
whom Miss Myrte Moore is teaching at her home in Green- 
ville, and Miss Ilattie Millard is with us still, pursuing work 
in another department. Miss Winifred Mills is also working 
hard "to teach the young idea iiow to shoot" paper wads. 
She is in the high school at her home in Mason. And we 
have one more pedagogue. Miss Margaret Ludlow is 
learning the delights of country school. All of these girls 



30 Delta Gamma Auchora. 

are quite near us, and we are counting on having them all 
with us on Reunion Day, if, indeed, not sooner. Miss 
Florence Riddick, one of our pledged girls, and a very fine 
student, especially in Greek, is not back this year, much to 
our disappointment, as she was all ready to be initiated. 
However, she expects to return next year. 

For a great many of the "Dear Girls," doubtless this has 
been an unusually pleasant summer. A great many of us 
have been to Chicago, and while there, enjoying the wonders 
of the fair, we have had the pleasure of meeting many of 
our Delta Gamma sisters from other chapters. It is always 
a help to us to meet girls of Delta Gamma, and yet we can 
hardly think them strangers when they wear the same 
anchor so dear to us all, and we realize that we have common 
interests and plans, and are each working for the other's 
profit and pleasure. 

This fall Zeta extended an invitation to four of the **new 
girls" to become Delta Gammas. Three of these invitations 
were accepted, the other girl preferring Kappa Alpha Theta. 
So we introduce to you Miss Maud M. Barber, Miss Amy 
Lee, and Miss Anna Greerson, who has come to us all the 
way from Hartford, Connecticut. Miss Greerson cannot 
be initiated before the spring term, but she loyally wears 
the "bronze, pink, and blue," and we feel that we've gained 
f)ne more true sister. 

Last Friday and Saturday nights, October 20 and 21, we 
spent in performing the mystic rites over Miss Barber and 
Miss Lee, and Miss Belle Clark, who has been one of our 
faithful pledged girls for nearly two years. We departed 
from our usual custom, and took two nights for the initia- 
tion, dividing our time up "thusly": Friday night, we let out 
the goat, and he held high carnival; Saturday night we had 
the vows, after which we had a spread, and a very delightful 
time. We were twenty-two in number when we sat down at 
the tables, having with us several of our old girls. After 
the spread came thetoasts. and our "babies" all distinguished 
themselves by their impromptu speeches. 

It was toward Sunday morning when we started away 
from the hall for a round of serenades. We also had 
printed some very pretty souvenir cards, and these we left 
wherever we serenaded, and we sent one to each of the 
other fraternities represented here. 

Altogether we feel as if we had "done ourselves proud," 
and we feel sure we have the heartiest sympathy and 
congratulations of our sisters in Delta Gamma. 

Grace CoGSH.^LL. 



CHI. 

Miss Carrie Adsitt, '91, has^ivcn up teaching; and returned 
to Cornell for a year of post-graduate work. 

Miss Annie Thomas, a Delta Gamma from Kta, is also 
registered as a post-graduate in the university. 

Miss Anna Bronson, 93, is teaching French and German 
in Brown University. 

Miss Bertha Reed, '91, is teacher of mathematics in the 
Ithaca High School. 

KTA. 

Anna K. Thomas, '93, is taking a post-graduate course in 
history and literature at Cornell. 

Kdith M. Cole is at Leroy, Ohio, where she has a posi- 
tion as teacher of elocution. 

Isabella M. Green is doing post-graduate work at Buch- 
tcl. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Olin are rejoicing for the third time. 
Another D. G. boy. 

Miss McCready has just been called to her home in 
Detroit by the death of her sister. 

I'lora Warner Beach is now living at Marietta. O. Her 
liusband occupies the chair of Knglish literature in Marietta 
Woman's CoHege. 

Alice Barnes is cashier in Hotel Lamphere, Chicugo. 

Knid Warner Slack, whose home is at West Superior. 
Wis., is very proud of her baby boy (I suppose). 

KAPPA. 

Miss Alice Wing has gone to New York where she ex- 
pects to study art this winter. 

Misses Sara Schwab, Miriam Starrett, Laura Haggard, 



32 Delta Gtitnma Anchora. 

Bessie Winj^, Lydia Mullen, arc teaching in the Lincoln 
city schools. 

Miss Ada Coldwell has returned to Chicago to continue 
her art work after a pleasant vacation at home. 

Miss Nell Cochrane, '93, is the only one of our members^ 
active or otherwise, who has plenty of time. She is resting, 
and in consequence is envied by the whole Kappa chapter. 

LAMBDA. 

Miss Mary Bassctt, '93, is studying medicine at the U. of 
M., aiul is therefore still counted among Lambda's active 
girls. 

Miss Louise Montgomery, '90, has returned to l^asadena. 
Cal., where she has charge of the Kngli.sh department in 
Trf)op College. 

Miss Florence Gideon, '88, is teaching in the high school 
at Hastings, Minn. 

Miss Lana Countryman, '91, continues to fill a responsi- 
ble position in Stillwater high school. 

Mrs. Anna Krb Graber, ex '92, is the mother of a baby 
girl. 

Mrs. Hclle Morin Purdy is living in Minneapolis, and 
receives her Delta Gamma friends with her well-known !u)s- 
pitality. 

Mi.^'s Clara Kellogg, '93, is at home in St. Paul, occu])y- 
ing herself with "doing nothing." 

Miss Frances Montgomery, '92, has charge of a depart- 
ment in the kindergarten training school in St. Paul. 

OMEGA. 

The engagement of Miss Sophia Clawson, '92, of Monroe, 
to Mr. Fldan S. Cassiday, '89, of Madison, is announceil. 

Miss Harriet Pope, '93, is teaching at l^oseman. Mon- 
tana. 

Miss Olive P'ulton, 95, will not enter the university this 
fall on account of her ill health. 

Miss Antonette Mcinliardt, of Sigma, entered the U. \V. 
this fall. 



Personals, 33 

Miss Susie Drake, '96, will not return to the U. W. this 
fall. 

Miss Belle and Linnie P'lesh have removed from Chicago 
to New York City where they will make their home in the 
future. 

PHI. 

Miss Hattie Flogjarty of '93, came up a few weeks a^ro 
and spent Sunday with us. she is teaching school near 
Greeley. 

Miss Louise Chase, formerly of Georgetown, Colo., is 
now living in Boulder. 

Miss Mamie Johnston is teaching French and German in 
the Denver High School. 

Miss Bertha Root is teaching in Boulder again this year, 
her sister is expected soon and for a time will take a special 
course at the university. 

Miss Helen Beardsley spent the vacation in Boulder and 
is now teaching in Fairfield, 111. 

PS I. 

Louise W. TuU, '93, is studying for the degree of Doctor 
of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College. 

XI. 

To Lizzie Northrop Avery of '88, a baby girl. 

Dr. Josephine Milligan has given up her practice in 
Jacksonville to practice at Hull House, Chicago. 

Helen Lovell has been made professor of Greek at 
Earlham College, Richmond, Ind. 

Mattie Eddy is teaching in Shelby ville. 111. 

Mary Powers, '93, has accepted the position of instruc- 
tor of Modern Languages in the Kalamazoo High School. 

Maud Parsons, 93, is teaching in the high school at 
Saginaw, Mich. 

Miss Ada Zarbell is studying for master's degree at Chi- 
cago University. 

Florence Pope, '93, was married at \Vc(iuet()nsini;. Mich., 
Sept. 12th, '93, to Mr. Irving \V(jlvcrton of Cleveland. 



The editor has been considering the advisability of drop- 
ping the exchange department. It is a department that 
appears with less and less frequency in fraternity journals, 
and among the journalists the impression seems to prevail 
that a distinct step in advance has been made when they 
are able to eliminate the exchange department from the 
pages of their journal. The writer has ever doubted the 
value of this department to readers; so meagre must the 
clippings necessarily be, that they hardly serve to keep one 
in touch with progress of the Greek world, and but for this 
reason, the department has a very poor excuse for being. 
But in reference to Anchora, there has always been a doubt 
if anything of greater interest could be substituted therefor. 
Any change would necessarily entail more work upon the 
chapters, and judging from the extreme difficulty with which 
the required number of contributions arc now extracted 
from the associate editors, it is not probable that they 
would fancy an increase of responsibility. The editor has 
always enioyed the exchange department, and to make sure 
that she was not conducting it solely for her personal 
amusement, a vote of the chapters has been taken in regard to 
their desire for its continuance. All but one were more or 
less emphatically in favor of maintaining it; many wished 
more space to be given to it. This unanimity of opinion, of 
course, settles this matter for Anxhora, for the present, and 
it is with pleasure that the editor welcomes her friends, the 
enemy, to the sanctum once more. We sometimes reproach 
oursclf for not treating them more graciously, but this feel- 
ing never lasts until another issue of Anxhora. We always 
remember that it is a duty to treat one's friends with a cer- 
tain "noble eumity,*' and that it is more complimentary to 
be criticised than to be flattered. 



JixLh(7figcs. 35 

The College Fratcrniiy has merged into The University Re- 
view^ with the evident ambition of being classed with peri- 
odicals of general interest. Fraternities, which were the 
subject of paramount importance in last year's publication, 
occupy very little space in the new Review. It is hoped 
that this experiment will prove more successful and endur- 
ing than have similar ones in the past. The first issue de- 
votes a goodly number of pages to foot ball, and if it con- 
tinues to make athletics conspicuous in its pages, it will 
probably secure a much larger number of readers than if it 
confined itself to the less important subjects of college in- 
terest. 

As one takes up the Kappa Alpha Journal, one involun- 
tarily thinks of Y. M. C. A.. W. C. T. U.. Y. P. S. C. K., and 
^11 the other things that are alphabetical and niuch-to-bc- 
commended. The July number contains the editors' custom- 
^ «%ry farewells. If our memory serves us, the JournaL as well 
as the Anchora, has printed the last will and testament of 
The editors who would not die more than once, therefore we 
look forward to the pleasure of reading a retraction in the 
next issue. Editorially the jfournal talks about "internal 
progress'* in a way that excites one's curiosity and tempts 
one to ask the question the boot-black put to the Quaker. 
The latter refused the business proposition of the former 
saying he "wished to shine only by inward grace," where- 
upon the boot-black, with an eye to business, demanded: 
"What is inward grace, and how does the old thing work?" 



"In every instance our members should enter upon their 
recruiting work with enthusiasm, and pursue it with the de- 
termination to have the very best of the entering clas^, anil 
to keep the chapter ranks full. Do not imagine that br- 
cause you have five, eight, or ten congenial men, \ou :irc 
strong enough. You are weak and losinjr j^ron ml unlcsi^ you 
add new blood and fortify yourselves against all contingen- 
cies. It is a duty every chapter owes to the fraternity tu 



36 Dcltn Gamma Anchora, 

maintain the strongest possible footing." — Sigffia Alpha 
Epsilon Record, 

There is both truth and fiction in the above from an edi- 
torial on rushing. The first sentence is truth and the third 
is fiction. It is obviously desirable that chapters recruit 
each year their waning strength, but it is not desirable that 
they do so at the expense of quality in the recruits, and the 
determination to gain new members at whatever cost is 
detrimental to the best interests of the fraternity. No 
chapter loses ground by being conservative, and five or 
eight members are enough, if a chapter cannot have ten or 
fifteen without taking in initiates of doubtful eligibility. A 
fraternity should keep up its standard first, and after that 
its active membership. 

• » • 

The editor of the Alpha Phi Quarterly is evidently some- 
what discouraged. After she has been engaged in the work 
a little longer, she will learn to be surprised and gratified 
when the chapters deign to send any material for publica- 
tion, instead of being disappointed at the non-arrival of the 
requested contributions. She writes: 

"We had planned to open each issue with an article upon 
some phase of fraternity life, to follow with a poem espe- 
cially interesting to Alpha Phi, to be followed by another 
article and poem of less narrow scope. This aim it has 
sometimes been impossible to carry into effect. The 
alumnie are so busy that the editor's invitations cannot 
always be gratefully accepted. Manuscript written for 
another occasion is offered in the place of the fraternity 
article asked for. The editor must take what she can get, if 
she cannot get what she wishes, in the line of subjects. The 
editor of no other [)aper is so entirely at the mercy of 
contributors.*' 

I'ull many a time and oft has the editor of Anchora 
planned to print some articles of surpassing interest by 
prominent members of the fraternity, and just about as 
many times has she waited in vain for the contribution that 
never was written, and at the eleventh hour she has filled up 



lixchmigcs, 37 

the space by herself writing again the things she has written 
a dozen times before. Fortunately, that is a means of 
revenge that editors always have at hand. 



From the Kappa Alp/m Thcia youmal, we quote: 

"What is fraternity work ? 

Webster, in defining the word work, gives four meanings 
which apply equally well to fraternity work. 

The first, "A? transact, to carry on business ^ Have wc not 
all met with that kind of work in our fraternity life, and has 
it not been an invaluable lesson to us? Has not the business 
of the fraternity, both financial and executive, taught us 
that which later experience might bring to us with more 
serious results? 

The cares and burdens of the fraternity house or hall, 
the debts to be met, the books to be kept, or even the 
knowledge of parliamentary rules, have proved an educa- 
cation, teaching us to be that important factor in modern 
civilization, women capable of taking care of their own 
business affairs. * * ♦ 

The second meaning is, **to have effect or influenccy 
Therein lies our highest and most sacred duty, and the one 
also that we are most liable to overlook. For through our 
fraternity we are enabled to influence, not only our own 
members, but the many outside girls, provided that we take 
pains to do so and shape our own actions to that end. 
Every girl has the power to exert an almost immeasurable 
influence over her companions if she only recognizes the 
fact herself, and nowhere is she brought in contact with so 
many widely different natures as through her fraternity. * * 

The third meaning, ''to mould, to shapey is but the natural 
sequence of the second; for by every noble deed that we 
perform, urged on by the worthy purpose of doing good 
unto others, we do good unto ourselves. Our college life is 
not given us merely that we should gain a knowledge of 
books, but that we should mould and shai)e our characters; 
and for that same end also is given us in a great measure 
our fraternity life. * * ♦ 

The fourth meaning, 'Uo accomf^lish, to iirhicver is the 
summing up of the whole, for what work is perfect that is 
not directed toward some definite end, and which does not 
achieve that purpose?" 



^S Dcltd (liimmo Amhora. 

The AVr discusses, editorially, the reasons why alumnae 
so often neglect to wear their fraternity pin. 

"I'^ach alumna must answer to her own conscience as to 
her continued faithfulness. Hut as far as our observation 
goes, there are many whose interest in the fraternity remains. 
whose dearest friends are still those that they found in the 
chapter circle,- and yet the little key is not, as it used to be 
"in the old times," an invariable ornament of their attire. 
With one such alumna we were speaking a few weeks ago of 
this very matter. She suggested what is no doubt a partial 
explanation. Among fraternity men, she said, there is often 
a sense that to wear the badge after graduation is rather 
pedantic, an unnecessar\' display of college relations. This 
view was a start lingly novel one to us. We had continued 
to wear the key, without a suspicion of impropriety, and 
indeed had felt disturbed when our older sisters were seen 
unadorned. lUit as if in confirmation of their way, came the 
recollection of certain college people, more commonly 
undergraduates, who really do flaunt their college associa- 
tions most disagreeably in the faces of innocent persons 
w ho have not enjoyed the same advantages. A few such 
we have had the misfortune to behold, young men or women 
witli whom. n(^ matter in what company, every subject led 
to talc s of "college" as infallibly as every road in ancient 
days Kd to Rome. Now there are a good many people yet 
remaining in the world \\h^ have not had a college educa- 
ti»)n. Some of them jeer a little at those who have, when 
the latter show an unhappy lack of address in later life. 
lUit others regret sincerely that the opportunity was denied 
them, and are only too ready to fancy that tho.se who have 
been more fortunate are looking down on them half-con- 
temptuously from the summit of some sort of intellectual 
superiority. The fraternity alumni who refuse to make a 
practice of wearing the badge have discovered, very likely, 
that the (]uestions that it called forth put them apparently 
in thr :itlitude of those too-uplifted collegians before-men- 
tioned; a position certainly most undesirable. The frater- 
nity woman, likewise, as she goes among various kinds of 
Ikt frllow-l)«ings after commencement, may find that a 
h.id^^e gives her the air of one who is unduly magnified in 
lier own estimation by her rank as a college woman." 

rerhaj)^ tlic above is a minor reason for the non-appear- 
ance of fraternity pins u|)on alumn;e, but the real reason is 



Exchanges. 39 

the one that Greeks seldom admit with anythinfj but reluc- 
tance. In forty-nine cases of fifty, the alumnfu who do not 
wear their pins habitually, fail to do it, not from any specific 
reason, but simply and solely because they do not think 
about it. Alumna! do not as a rule, lead a life that is only 
reminiscent of their college days; they are usually engaged 
in business or social duties, and in spite of popular opinion 
to the contrary, there is occassionally one who marries and 
occupies herself with household cares. College days and 
even fraternity, then, seem very far away, and the little pin 
is forgotten except when one revisits alumnae mater, or is 
thrown again among college people. This is not disloyalty; 
it is necessity. The human mind does not keep up active 
and ardent interests in the same things forever, and frater- 
nity women should be the last to wish to check the progress 
and development of their members, that their interests 
might remain centred in the sorority. Love for the frater- 
nity is not manifested by wearing outward visible signs of 
loyalty, but by the lives its members lead, and everyone 
who becomes an earnest and lovable woman does more for 
the honor of her order than fifty cuuKl do by the mere dis- 
play of fraternity pins. 



VoL X. JanuAiy, 1894. No. 3. 



Anchora of Delta Qam ma 



A QUARTERLY. 



"*^€ mm of souls is an andjov in storms" 



INA FIRKINS, . . Editor. 



MINN K A reus: 

HALL, 1ILACK & CO. PRINTRKS. 

1894. 



The Anchora is the official or^an of the Delta Gamma Pratemitj. It ia 
issued on the first days of November, January, April and Jnne. Subacriptloii 
price, one dollar ($1.00) per 3xar, single copies, thirty-five cents. Material for 

m 

publication should l)e mailed by the tenth of each month preoedinc the date of 
issue. All communications and exchanges should be addressed to the editor. 



Editor, — Ina Firkins, 

1528 Fourth St. S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Business Manager, — Mary Mortensen, 

State University of Minnesota. 

ASSOCATB EDITORS. 

Alpha^HARRiET p. Marsh 1511 Union Ave., Alliance, O. 

Chi— Blanche E. Moore Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Delta— Frances Wihtlock... University of So. California, Los Ang- 
eles, Cal. 

Eta— Elizabeth M. Bropiiy Buchtel College, Akron, O. 

Kappa— Martha Hutchison 2003 F. Street, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda— Florence Graham...! 103 Fourth St. S. E., Minneapolis 

Omega— Eva li. Bostwick 15 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wis. 

Phi— Jennie F. Wish Boulder, Colo. 

Psi— M. Christine Carter Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Sigma— Elizaiietii Krndali 206 Grove St., Evanston, III. 

Tau— Mary C. Holt 418 N. Clinton Ave., Iowa City. Ia. 

Xi— Florence 0. Barnes 23 Church St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Zcta— Grace Cogshall 308 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 



Vol. X. MIN'XRAPOI.IS, JANTARY, 181)4.. No. 2. 

She ^0tnan*0 Cc^Ue^e c^f ^aiiitnove anh ^ev 

$vai^vtxxHa, 

The Woman's College lu>Ids a unique place among 
American college.^ for women, in that it is the only one in 
which the Greek letter fraternity idea has gained a firm 
foot-hold, and where fraternities arc not only allowed but 
encouraged by the college authorities. 

Baltimore is peculiarly suited to be the site of a college 
for women; situated as it is midway between north and 
south, it is easily accessible to .students of both sections. 
The general tone of Baltimore society is cultured, and as 
the home of the Johns Hopkins University, besides many 
smaller institutions, it may soon vie with Boston as a great 
educational center. The five years of the history of the 
Woman's College have proved that its reputation is not 
merely local, for it draws its patronage from all parts of the 
country, and is already successfully competing with the 
older colleges. It is also a noteworthy fact that, although 
a denominatienal college, yet only fifty per cent, of its 
students are from Methodist families. 

Baltimore, as is well known, has a distinctively southern 
air, and one naturally cx|)ects to find in the Woman's 
College the typical southern girl, but she cannot be found 
except in rare instances. Among southerners of the "Old 
Regime,'* the idea of the higher education of women has 
found its way very slowly, but with the development of the 
"New South" is coming the desire for college education and 
broader culture. 



42 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

The Woman's College of Baltimore was founded by the 
Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
in 1885. The first class matriculated in September, 1888. 
Its growth has exceeded the most sanguine hopes of its 
founders. When the project was first talked of it was the 
purpose to establish a young ladies' seminary. It owes its 
existence as a college equal to any in the country in its 
requirements, to a few influential friends having the courage 
of a strong conviction that an institution such as they wished 
could and would earn a right to live and succeed. 

The college buildings now number seven, and a physio- 
logical laboratory and a new residence hall are in process of 
building. The main group of buildings is on St. Paul St. 
between Twenty-second and Twenty-fourth Sts. They are 
of gray, granite and the general style of architecture is the 
same. While massive in structure they have not the gloomy 
appearance so often belonging to such large buildings. 
Goucher Hall, the main recitation hall, stands next the First 
Methodist Episcopal Church, and is connected with it by a 
short bridge, the chapel of the church being used as the col- 
lege chapel. North of Goucher Hall across Twenty-third St. 
is Bennett Hall, the college gymnasium. It is one of the 
best equipped gymnasiums for women in the world, and is a 
great source of pride to the college. Physical training 
forms an important feature in the college curriculum, every 
student devoting three hours a week to it during her college 
course. 

The preparatory school of the college, "The Girl's Latin 
School," has just entered a new building, which is destined 
some time to be the science building, for it is the expectation 
of the college to do away soon with its preparatory depart- 
ment. 

In its curriculum the Woman's College has followed the 
plan of the "Group System," first developed at the Johns 
Hopkins University and afterwards at Bryn Mavvr. The 
plan is that every student selects two subjects, related in 
some degree, in which she specializes, devoting three years 
to her major subject and two years to the minor. The 



The Woman's College of Baltimore. . 43 

college of course prescribes certain courses which every 
candidate for a degree must take, but the choice of her 
specialty is thrown open to her. The result of following 
this plan is that at the end of her college course each 
student feels that she has gained a command over two sub- 
jects which it would have been impossible to acquire with a 
smattering of a good many subjects without having gone 
deeply into any. 

Although the Woman's College is young, there is no lack 
of college spirit. College loyalty is a distinguishing trait of 
every student. This spirit has manifested itself more this 
last fall than in former years. Class spirit is growing, too, 
but only in the way of friendly rivalry. Class lines are very 
loosely drawn, and class feeling does not exist to the degree 
that it does in the older colleges. Following the old college 
tradition, with the advent of the present freshman class a 
friendly compact has come to be between the seniors and 
sophomores on one hand and the juniors and freshmen on 
the other. 

The social life in the Woman's College has no particularly 
distinctive features. The life in the college dormitories is 
for the most part a free one; there are no restrictions to 
speak of except for those things, to quote the college 
catalogue, which come from "widely accepted views of pro- 
priety and considerations of moral security." The girls in 
the dormitories give monthly receptions, and the routine of 
college life is occasionally broken by class and fraternity par- 
ties and impromptu entertainments. The present freshman 
class has been a much feted one. First the seniors gave a 
tea the first week of college. Later the sophomores chal- 
lenged them to a tennis tournament, in which the freshmen 
were victorious. As a result of the tennis tournament, a 
mock trial was held a week or two later, the sophomores 
suing the freshmen for damages for injuries received in a 
flag rush during the tournament. Here again victory was 
with the freshmen. The most unique entertainment was 
the "Witch Party" given by the juniors, in which the girls of 



44 Delta Gamma Anchara. 

*95 posed as witches and in which the gymnasium was the 
scene of weird revelry. 

But the fraternities devclopc the social side of college 
life more than any other one factor. Four of the women's 
fraternities have entered the college. Delta Gamma has the 
honor of being the first of these, Psi chapter being estab- 
lished there in May, iSgr. Its policy has always been 
conservative. It has initiated seventeen members and its 
active members now nunibei thirteen. Delta Gamma's 
annual receptions are one of the social events of the year. 

The Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi was established in 
November of the same year. It has always led in numbers 
since its organization. 

Tau Kappa Pi as a Greek letter society is older than the 
fraternities. In the fall of the present year it has been 
incorporated as a fraternity. 

Gamma Phi Beta, the latest arrival, is as yet too young 
to have any marked characteristics. It starts with seven 
charter members. 

The college can boast that it has no chapter of a fraternity 

that can be called weak, for prosperity has seemed to attend 

them all. 

LouJSA Wii.sox Knox, Psi. 



When the college term opens in the fall how eagerly we 
scrutinize eadi new student to find whether he or she is 
going to make a good fraternity member. Here is a ''swell" 
young man, every detail of his dress is up to the mode. 
This is an overwhelming point in his favor with our fastidious 
young men. but here is a friend of his to whose more con- 
servative mind the new man has the air oi a fop. Charm- 
ing his manners are, and witly his rapartee, but as for a high 
and earnest purpose in life, il is doubtful whether he has 
one. If this is the case, it will take the combined judgment 
of the most conservative and the most liberal to decide 
whether or not our freshman is t(» belong to our fraternity 



Eligible Delta Gammas. 45 

of high standard. Now here is a charming girl who attract- 
ed our attention the first time we saw her, her face is fair, 
her gown and hat are chic, her shoes and gloves (and this is 
convincing,) are such as a lady should wear. Her conver- 
sation is ready, her manners are pleasing, she is sure to be 
popular. O, what a prize! Then comes a hard rush and 
we win. This is glory and we appreciate our hardly won 
victory. It is as we thought, our new girl is popular, she is 
sweet and winsome, she has callers every night; she does 
not have much time to study, but she is bright enough to 
"get through." Is she a success? Why are we in college? 
Is it to exercise our social favors, to be as fascinating as 
possible, to dress as well as possible and altogether to be as 
popular as possible while we are here? Not one of us when 
she comes down to serious thinking believes that. We are 
here to prepare for still wider influence, more important 
duties. We are here to grow intellectually and morally; 
we are here to become cultivated and refined by contact 
Vfith scholars and fellow-students. We then, first of all, 
must take care not to become one-sided or narrow-minded. 
^e must not try to have our members alike in all particu- 
lars. However desirable it may be to shine in society, we 
must not seek popularity to the exclusion of other means of 
cutivation. Should we not try to have in our chapter 
strong characters of various moulds, which illustrate very 
different phases of disposition and education, that we may 
learn of each something new, and as it were, preserve the 
equilibrium of our fraternity. We do not care to have all 
our girls popular; no more do wc care to have them all ab- 
sorbed in book-study. And neither do wc want even 
the most exceptionally brilliant student, unless she has 
innate refinement. I do not mean that she must have been 
brought up with the best advantages for culture. .She may 
have come to college for the very reason that she has here- 
tofore been deprived of refining influences. xAnd she may 
on this account be just the girl to developc us while we help 
to develope her. But there is an innate refinement without 
which she can never become a valuable member of our 



46 Delta Gamma. Anchora. 

fraternity. This characteristic, together with a .noble and 

earnest purpose in life, are to my mind the most important 

elements in a fraternity girl. And the relation of fraternity 

members to each other is one of such intimacy that one can 

not be too careful, in choosing a new sister, to perceive in 

her these qualities of a natural gentlewoman. 

Sigma. 



In a university where many sororities exist, and where 
rivials are prone to breathe forth the kindly sentiment that 
so-and-so is a "weak chapter" because it *'has only?" "mem- 
bers," a chapter must needs ask itself the question? are we 
weak? shall we give th priviliges of membership to less 
worthy women? To answer the questions let a chapter in 
true socretran fashion put to itself another, what [makes us 
strong? 

Every chapter knows that if it has lost sight of the spirit 
of liberty, equality, fraternity, and live only by virtue of its 
successful campaigns and victories, it must fall; for it is built 
upon the sand. Small numbers are not a sign of weakness. 
Nay, rather the weakness of a chapter is to be found in the 
one whose individual members are lacking in the principles 
belonging to a fraternity, are unsuccessful students, and in 
whose personnel those virtues are not found that make a 
serious, thoughtlul woman. 

But, if a chapter, be it ever so small — a mere handful, if 
it be carrying out the aims and policy of its fraternity, if it 
cultivate diligently and persistently the habit of thoughtful- 
ness, of unselfishness, of sympathy, and of forbearance, if it 
say, "my sister," whom-so-ever it may be, it is strong. It 
will surmount all difficulties, and will be a credit to its 
fraternity, a credit to its university. 

Martha Hutchinson, 

Kappa. 



We have been requested to print the names of the corre- 
sponding secretaries in Anchora, and gladly would we do 
so, could those individuals be induced to disclose their 
identity to' a curious public. A few names have been 
received, but the list is still very incomplete, and as it is 
desirable that it be completed before it is published, will 
those corresponding secretaries who have not already done 
so, please confide their names and addresses to the editor 
without further delay? 

* ^ * 

From time to time the editor has made hitherto vain 
attempts to develop the alumna* department of Anchora 
into a thing of interest, and a joy forever. It is easy to 
complain of lukewarmness on the part of alummc, but what 
is there to keep their enthusiasm alive, if even their frater- 
nity journal contains no word from the friends who were 
active workers for Delta Gamma in years gone by? The 
work of making Delta Gamma and Anxhora a living interest 
to alumnx lies Lirgcly, almost entirely, w-ith the associate 
editors. Items of personal interest about the alumna:, and 
letters from them, must be solicited. They are not coming 
by voluntary contribution. If the alumnic would them- 
selves assume the responsibility of this department, and 
make it a point to write a line to Anxhora whenever they 
change their local habitations or their names, the difficulty 
would be solved at once. But few of them will do this; 
they fancy it savors of egotism, and each argues that one 
item the less will make little difference anyway. It is nec- 
essary for the active members to feed the vanity of their 



48 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

modest ancestors, and write them again and again in order 
to obtain meagre information in regard to their whereabouts 
and occupations. It is rather discouraging work, and the 
associate editor may grow weary of recording commonplace 
facts about unillustrious individuals, but that should not de- 
ter her; she must ever remember that although the ordin- 
ary events of ordinary lives are of no general importance, to 
personal friends it is of the greatest interest to learn that 
Miss Mary Jones has taken unto herself a husband, and that 
Mrs. Anna Smith-Brown has become the dismayed mother of 
twins. Of course, it would be pleasant to chronicle, in 
relation to our alumnx, items of national interest, but just at 
present Delta Gamma does not seem to be composed of the 
material that moves empires; and rather than have the 
alumnae department sink into a state of lethargy, it is desir- 
able that the associates continue to send announcements 
when Miss Jones moves from Oshkosh to Milwaukee. 



The inter-chapter exchange of sorority journals has been 
revived, and apparently nothing now stands in the way of 
its being a success, as all but one of the women's fraternities 
have entered into the movement. Ere this, every chapter of 
Delta Gamma should have received copies of \};\^Arrow^ the 
Alplut Phi Quarterly, the Key, the Journal of Kappa Alpha 
Theta, and the Trident, If any chapters fail to receive copies 
of these journals, they are requested to notify the editor of 
the fact. This is the one practical suggestion that Pan-Hel- 
lenism has thus far offered, and it is hoped that the chapters 
will welcome and read these exchanges in a spirit of kindli- 
ness, and willingness to profit by the suggestions that must 
come from the perusal of so many journals from various 
sources. The movement is not started for the purpose of 
giving an opportunity to the sororities to criticise their 
rivals, and although comparisons will doubtlessly be made, 
they need not be invidious ones. In order to maintain our 
own dignity it is not necessary to disparage rivals. 



Editorials. 49 

The attitude which we should maintain towards our 
rivals has often been discussed in these pages, but as the 
subject is rather a hobby of the editor, and as a recent event 
has suggested that the spirit of charity is not so widely 
disseminated through Delta Gamma as we had hoped, 
perhaps a few more words on the same topic may be oppor- 
tune. The time has been in the history of fraternities when 
the opinion seemed to prevail that loyalty to one's own 
society implied enmity to all others. But gradually the 
better element in all fraternities has come to see that so 
narrow and selfish a policy is unworthy of men and women 
who aspire to broad-minded culture and noble friendships. 
The virtue of the principle of peace, and of good will to all, 
has been recognized; it now remains to us to apply it. Many 
of the chapters we know have long since done this, and have 
learned that Delta Gamma is not less honored when her 
individual members associate with cordial sympathy with 
Kappas and Alpha Phis. This fact ought to be so self-evi- 
dent that its mere discussion would be offensive, as implying 
the possibility of the chapters' being actuated by unworthy 
aims and low ideals. Unfortunately we have evidence that 
Delta Gamma in some sections is even yet not free from 
jealousy and envy. Where such feeling exists root it out, 
without delay. Let no effort be spared in the endeavor to 
establish friendly relations with rivals. Encourage all sorts 
of courtesies between chapters of rival sororities. Do all 
that can be done to foster warm friendships between indi- 
viduals of different societies. Under no circumstances 
should such friendships meet with disapproval from the 
chapter. They should be regarded rather as a cause for 
pride. It is desirable neither for Delta Gamma nor for 
themselves that her members choose friends only from 
within her circle. The possibilities of friendship must not 
be circumscribed nor limited in an arbitrary way. Friend- 
ship must come freely to be of value. In so far as any 
chapter attempts to dictate to its members the circle from 
which their friends are to be chosen, in so far is she 
trespassing upon individual freedom of thought and action, 



50 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

in so far is she exercising "powers not her own/* interfering 
with the progress of our order, lowering our ideal. We are 
not striving to train in our midst loyal Delta Gammas; we 
are seeking to develope earnest, loyal, true-hearted women, 
broad-minded, and generously sympathetic. 



31 ,grienfc* 

"They enjoyed the unusual pleasure of mutually under- 
standing each other, both in their jests and in earnest. It is 
not every one who meets with such a friend." 

*' Friend of my heart, would I could count for thee 
The riches that thy love has brought to me ; 
A tree of fruit-bloom near my meadow nest, 
A singing brook, a sunlit mountain crest. 
Sweet Rhine-land wine, to cheer the fainting heart, 
A chord of heaven's own music, — ^these thou art. 
But these are symbols vain. When, hand in hand, 
WV walk the field of that fair promised land 
Where souls hold converse, right words shall repeat 
What I can only feel in this life, sweet." 

Ellen Soule Carhart, Xi. 



ALPHA ; MOUNT UNION COLLEGE. 

"Where there's a will, there's a way." In what a persis- 
tent and obtrusive and really impudent manner these old 
sayings will sometimes force themselves upon us! I had 
sought my favorite corner, and taken the editor's implements 
of warfare, which are as clumsy for me as was Saul's armor 
for David, intent on writing this letter, when other pressing 
duties loomed up before me, and "I can't now" had almost 
passed my lips when, like a flash, came this old adage, 
'*Where there's a will, there's a way." Its "persistent itera- 
tion" won the day, and here 1 am, the bearer of whatever 
news Alpha may have for her sister chapters. The best 
news is the giving of the first degree to three lovely girls, 
Jennie Hillis. junior, Cora McCallum, sophomore, and Nellie 
Jennings, freshman, who has worn the colors as a pledged 
member for some time. Our fraternity home was the scene 
of festivities on Halloween to about a dozen gentlemen 
friends, together with a few of the alumnae and the active 
chapter. A skull and cross-bones of fire grinned cheerfully 
on the gentlemen as they ascended the stairs, and ghastly 
faces stared at them along the dark hall-way. When once 
within the rooms, however, light and cheer dispelled their 
forebodings. The time was spent according to the time- 
honored customs of the eve. and in playing games into 
which some special features entered. One of the gentlemen 
won a prize of the book significantly entitled, "Reveries of 
a Bachelor," for giving correctly the largest number of 
names of quotations read; on their arrival those present 
having each handed two quotations to the reader. Light 
refreshments were served and napkins of the fraternity 
colors, and tiny horns tied with ribbons of bronze, pink and 
blue adorned the plates of all present. Just before eleven 
the company dispersed (according to previous arrmigcpncnt 
with the faculty), filling the silence with the musical (?) 
tones of their souvenirs. 

Pearl Binford has left school, but we expect to see her 



52 Delta Gamma Anchara, 

back again, and Jennie Hiilis will not be attending during 
the winter term, but as she lives in town we will have the 
pleasure of seeing her at our meetings frequently. 

Ere the "dear girls" read this, the happy holidays will 
have gone, but I am sure I express the wish of Alpha in 
hoping they were pleasantly spent by every wearer of our 
anchor. 

Harriet P. Marsh. 



CHI ; CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 

The popular question at present is, "What do you expect 
for Christmas?" Asking day, Chi's Christmas has come and 
gone, and she is now prepared to tell you not only what she 
expected but what she received. The only thing to mar her 
happiness is her sorrow that the other fraternities could not 
have been so fortunate. We have maintained our conserva- 
tive policy to the end, so that we have only three ** pledge- 
lings," but these three are ideal Delta Gammas. They are 
to be initiated into its mysteries soon after the beginning of 
the winter term, and then they make their debut. This is 
the year for our large reception, and it is our wish to make 
it '*the swellest of the swell." We are planning to receive 
the faculty from four to six in the afternoon, followed in the 
evening by a dancing party at which we expect to see our 
freshmen the belles of the evening. 

The faculty while we have been busy with examinations 
has established quite a new regime. The student body are 
waiting to see the experiment tried before they decide 
whether they approve or not. We are to have no more 
finals. So far we endorse their action, but we are reminded 
of the adage, "The medicine is worse than the cure." To 
take the place of the finals a series of unannounced prelim- 
inaries throughout the term are to be substituted and this 
announcement has aroused a groan. Our post-graduate from 
Eta, who has experience, consolingly tells us that they are 
not so bad, but we are suspicious. The college year also is 
to be longer than heretofore. This move is quite unaccount- 
able unless it is that our faculty are loth to see us leave 
them. One other reform has been proposed and the one 
we most hoped to see adopted has been lost. It was a 
proposition to establish lunch-counters upon the campus, 
but the faculty had too much regard for our digestion. The 
faculty say their ultimate aim is to convert Cornell into a 



Chapter letters. 53 

Eost-graduate institution, but whatever be their reforms we 
ope and are sure Delta Gamma will remain the same. 

Chi. 



delta; university of southern CALIFORNIA. 

When the last Anchora came I was almost ashamed to 
have the girls see it, as Delta's letter was not there; but as 
there were so many others from loyal Delta Gammas, I 
decided that Delta's wasn't missed very much after all. 

All of Delta's girls had a pleasant vacation and entered 
college in the fall with a good supply of enthusiasm which 
seems to have lasted pretty well so far. We were sorry to 
have Florence Whittier leave us for Stanford, but she 
expects to make us a visit at Christmas time on her way 
home. During this term we have secured several pledges 
for A r*s. About the middle of the term we brought them 
out in the colors at the home of Dean Matthew. This occa- 
sion was an "at home" to the faculty, an august assembly 
which it is very difficult to get together very often, even in 
chapel; but the Deltas succeeded in bringing them out 
pretty well on that day in spite of the rain. We introduced 
the following pledges: Stella and Mabel Chamblin, of 
Riverside; Mary Arnold, of Orange; Ruth Balsley and 
Mabel Martin, of Los Angeles. All of these girls have the 
possibilities of making real loyal Delta Gammas, as indeed 
they are already. The **at home" was in honor of Mrs. 
Matthew's birthday, and we girls remembered it by giving 
her one of Newman's pearl J F pins. 

The Deltas are taking special interest in the late tennis 
tournament, as two of them have entered and have great 
expectations. 

On Hallowe'en a score or more of Delta Gammas and 
girl friends in quaint costume gathered at the home of the 
Misses Whitlock. The hall and parlors were lighted by 
jack-o'-lanterns, which gave a ghostly sort of light. After 
the grand march the evening was passed in music and Hal- 
lowe'en games. 

Delta sends kindest greetings to all Delta Gammas and 
Vrishes to say that if any sister should find her way to Cali- 
£ornia for the Midwinter Fair we should be pleased to have 
licr come to the City of the Angels and call upon us, as we 
^ave never met many of our eastern Delta Gammas. 

Frances Whitlock. 



54 Delta Gamma Anchara, 

ETA ; BUCHTEL COLLEGE. 

Eta sends greetings to the chapters, and wishes she 
could do so oftener. Why wouldn't it be a good plan to 
have a circulating letter, or if it would take too long for one 
to get around, have two of them, one started at the begin- 
ning and one half-way down the list? It seems to me that it 
would keep us more in touch with the different chapters, 
scattered as they are, all over creation. 

I congratulate you all on your new girls, and am anxious 
to hear about them, for by this time there must be quite a 
number of them altogether, and I suppose each and all of 
you think of them as a mother does of her baby, that there 
are no others quite as nice as your own. As for us we have 
but one to introduce, Margaretta Cheshire, but we are very 
proud of her. 

Don't you feel proud of Anchora in its new suit? I do. 
For ever so long after I had read mine, I kept it on the 
table, where I could every now and then turn an admiring 
eye toward it. 

That idea of Sigma*s is a capital one, and we have talked 
of following it Somewhat. Think how delightfully cozy the 
frat meetings could be made, holding them from five to 
seven and having tea in the hall ! 

We have had several very pleasant parties this fall, with 
the usual good time at each. What is the use of telling 
what good times we had? Is it possible for a crowd of girls 
(especially Delta Gammas) not to have a good time when 
they are about it? 

One of our parties was given in our new hall, or what is 
to be our new hall when we get money enough to paper and 
paint it, so we can move in. At present it is still the music 
room, a great, bare room with paper which has a most 
depressing effect, and containing nothing in the world ex- 
cept a piano and stool, and a gas jet. You probably think 
that a queer place to have a party, and so it was, but most 
delightfully queer, for the old room was fixed up with 
furniture taken from our own rooms, and "bright ideas" 
taken from our own heads, so that it was just as cozy as 
could be ; the chief delight of each and every one of our 
hearts being a great, wide, soft "divan," which we had 
evolved out of our inner consciousnesses. 

Our ideas all seem to run toward giving entertainments, 
now that the rushing season is over, and we have settled 
down to peace and quiet once more. We seldom get to- 



Ouipter Letters. 55 

gether without talking over some way of making money for 
our new hall. It is a very large room and it will take a 
good deal of money to furnish it. The Kappas have a new 
hall of the same size, and we are going in together to give a 
series of entertainments during the year. The feeling be- 
tween the two fraternities is very cordial and pleasant, and 
we expect to get a great deal of pleasure of the affair, as 
'well as money for our halls. 

We have been meditating considerably latel}' upon our 
goat and whether it would be practicable to try to train him 
to act differently wten we let him out. He is a savage 
beast, and perhaps a change in his disposition isn't to be 
expected, but we are going to see what we can do with him. 
What do you girls do with him? Perhaps that isn't a sub- 
ject to be discussed in Anciiora, but wouldn't that be a good 
thing to talk about in a circulating letter? 1 for one would 
like to know how you all manage the beast. 

The dear, patient Anchora is beginning to frown at me, 
so I must stop; but 1 had forgotten to tell you that we have 
a contract w-ith the Kappas, according to which we ask no 
girl who is not entitled to be a freshman, so we will have no 
more pledged girls. 

And now I hope you will have a pleasant vacation and 
get lots of nice things in your stockings. 

El-IZAHKTU M. BrOPHV. 



KAPFA; UiNlVKRSITY OF NKBRASKA. 

Sam Patch's philosophy, '*Some things can be done as 
Well as others" applies with telling force to Delta Gamma's 
western barbarians. Even if we didn't win the silver qucs- 
"^ion, we won something better — girls! and you know, of 
crourse, more girls means more silver. We have reached 
^hat blissful "healthy, wealthy, and wise." Healthy; for we 
liave added to our already-large family; and now number 
seventeen. May I bow low and introduce the girls. They 
are: Jessie Law, a graduate from La Salle, Massachusetts, 
and our boasted senior; Bertha Law; Ura Louise Kelly; 
Blanche Garten; Mabel Ricketts, a former Evanston girl; 
and Agnes Sewell, our youngest and our gayest. A jolly 
host, I can assure you. The initiation was a success; but we 
shrink from reducing to dull, cold words its dazzling fea- 
tures and indescribable charms. Our Rosinante refuses. 
Everything is statistics now-a-days, but upon the trea- 



$6 Delia Gamma Anchora, 

sures of our treasury, we are silent. We only fear the salary 
of the detailed officer on guard. 

Among our helpful frivolities is our lecture course, which 
extends throughout the year. Dr. Fling, who has spent 
many years in Leipsic, launched us with "Talks on German 
Universities"; and Prof. Howard Caldwell, who travelled 
in England last summer for the express purpose of investi- 
gating the state of the laboring classes, kept our little craft 
sailing, using for a ballast a weighty description of the 
English working-man. 

These lectures are not confined entirely to university 
circles, or to other sororities, but we bid many who are not 
in touch with student or fraternity life. Yet we feel that by 
doing this our fraternity may be better known, may have a 
better right to exist, and may fulfill its mission more sin- 
cerely. 

Considerable interest has been aroused among the uni- 
versity women in the Young Women's Christian Association, 
whose work here is among the working girls. The associa- 
tion purpose to teach them as well as to give them a taste of 
home life and comfort. Our own Lulu Green, who just 
returned from Chicago University last summer is among the 
foremost in the work, thus bringing our fraternity into closer 
touch with that, the greatest of all fraternities — the Universal 
Sisterhood. 

With love in our hearts toward all girls; we wish to you 
the merriest of Christmases! 

Martha Hutchison. 



lambda; university of Minnesota. 

It was a small, dainty envelope and I opened it with 
alacrity; yes, an invitation, quite an urgent one, too: "Please 
let me have your chapter letter immediately." 

Now I am very devoted to Lambda chapter, but I am 
not blind to her faults; and her seeming incapability of 
appreciating the importance of an Anchora letter is a very 
serious one. The editor may write her editorials upon, and 
clip from what the exchanges say about, the proper person 
to write these letters, but Lambda takes it not unto herself. 
I should feel flattered indeed, did I think I was chosen to 
continue scribe because of my ability to gracefully relate our 
news. But being this term one of those envied girls, "at 
home with nothing to do", I daresay it is supposed I can 



Chapter Letters. 57 

while away some of the long hours in preparing an elaborate 
composition for Anchor a. However, I promise you that 
this public exposure of my sisters' shifting of a responsible 
duty upon a non-active member will have the desired effect. 
And in next number our little happenings will be recanted in 
the interesting manner they should be. 

We have but four new sisters to introduce to you this 
time, though the satisfied air with which wc regard these 
youngest Delta Gammas makes it evident to all that we con- 
sider we've done very well indeed. 

Elizabeth Norris, of Minneapolis, and Harriet Merrill, of 
St. Paul, were two most delightful discoveries on our part; 
while Blanche Mace's cousin, Adelaide Thompson of Hast- 
ings, and Bertha D^row, of Moorhead, Ada Comstock's 
friend, we find to be everything that we were led to antici- 
pate. Perhaps our pride in these babies was too great for 
our good, and the temporary loss of one of them is a judg- 
ment on us, for Miss Norris on account of ill-health has been 
obliged to leave college for the remainder of the year. It is 
as hard to do without her as though she had been a Delta 
Gamma for years. 

The initiation took place one night in the latter part of 
October, and was in every way a grand success. Do you 
know that ever so many of our girls had in mind to do away 
with the "funny part" entirely, as being too "silly," "child- 
ish," and the like for college women. But the alumn.x were 
put on the committee for initiation, and they having not 
out-grown such foolishness gave our freshmen a good old- 
fashioned introduction to Nanny. Then we went to Mrs. 
Belle Morin-Purdy's for the "truly" part, and enjo^'cd to the 
utmost the delicious banquet she had prepared for us. 

Miss Ina Firkins made an ideal toast mistress, and the 
toasts were unusually good. Alice Butler responded to the 
**Babies", Mabel Thomas to the "Alumni^", and Elizabeth 
I^orris' remarks on behalf of the "Goat" were decidedly 
Vvitty and original. Ada Comstock rather gave us away, 
but we hope all of you who read the toast to "Delta Gamma 
Cake" in last Anchora will not think too hardly of us, we're 
»"eally not quite so bad as our sarcastic sister has painted us. 
-As Clara Kellogg was unable to be with us, her extempor- 
aneous address (as Miss Eirkins sweetly put it) to "Delta 
Gamma" was read by Clara Baldwin. Avis Grant toasted 
••Our Hostess." Incessant chatter followed, and a gay 
time generally, and it was a late hour when we bade our 
pretty hostess a reluctant adieu and hied us home. 



$8 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

Rushing is a thing of the past with us. Some of us 
would be glad to welcome one or two others to our happy 
circle, but a family of seventeen cannot always be of one 
mind, therefore we do not expect to grow any bigger this 
year. 

One of our promising sophomore girls, Alice Butler, left 
for California at the close of last term. We hope the sunny 
land will so benefit her father's health that they may soon 
return to Minnesota. How we miss the bright face, and 
those quaint little speeches that only Alice can make. Leila 
Clough, like a sensible child, grew homesick, as it were, for 
the university, and all were delighted to have her register 
after Thanksgiving. 

We enjoyed short visits last month from Clara King, '95, 
who is teaching this winter at Otsego; Jnd from Olive Belle 
Graham, '94, of Anoka, who, in making home bright and 
happy, finds herself pleasantly occupied. Miss Thompson, 
of Sigma chapter, is in Minneapolis at present; we hoped to 
see her at our meeting Saturday, but were disappointed. 

Now has every chapter so lovely an alumnse as we, I 
wonder? Mrs. Ima Winchell Stacy delightfully enter- 
tained Lambda and her friends last Monday evening at her 
home on State Street. Avis Winchell Grant and Ada Louise 
Comstock (the latter being thus honored because of her 
commanding presence and the fact of her knowing most of 
the ••friends") assisted Mr. and Mrs. Stacy in receiving be- 
tween eighty and ninety guests. Music, games, and dancing 
came in their order, and a very pleasant informal time was 
enjoyed. 

I feel quite loath to bring to a close this, my last letter 
to good Anchora. Truly, as some sister said last time, the 
correspondent's duty is not an unpleasant one; and had I 
not the best interests of my chapter at heart, perhaps 1 
should not say farewell to-day. 

Florence E. Graham. 



omega; university of Wisconsin. 

The longest and hardest term of the year is almost ended, 
and we are all looking forward to the two weeks rest, I 
know; but you want me to look backward, instead of for- 
ward, so that I may tell you whatever of interest has hap- 
pened here in the last few months. 

There has been almost no gaiety this term, as we are 



Chapter Letters, 59 

trying the plan, for the first time, of recitations six days in 
the week in Freshmen and Sophomore studies. This of 
course keeps one rather busy, and then the Seniors are at 
work on their graduating thesis, so there is very little time 
for play. 

However, we managed to give a party the seventeenth of 
November, which was a decided success. 

This term we have adopted the plan of having a short 
programme after the regular business of the meeting has 
been concluded, and we have found this very pleasant. 

This fall, when we came back and had no chapter house 
to welcome us, we were almost consolable, but now we have 
become reconciled to our fate and find it will be impossible 
to have a house this year, but next fall we hope to have a 
home once more. 

Thanksgiving a number of the sisters spent at their 
homes, and the unfortunate ones who could not go home 
were entertained by their Madison friends. 

Last meeting we had the pleasure of entertaining several 
alumnae and enjoyed the reminscences of their Omega ex- 
periences as we all enjoy such talks. 

We are all working hard now for the examinations which 
will take place next week, college closing the twenty-second 
of December. Then we all expect to enjoy the holidays at 
our homes for two weeks. 

Omega wishes to all a Merry Christmas and a Happy 
New Year. 

Eva H. Bostwick. 



phi; university of Colorado. 

Another chapter letter! No sooner have I quieted my 
c^onscicnce by the sending off of one epistle, and congratu- 
X ated myself that the deed was done, than like an avenging 
Spirit, that dreaded messenger, the postal from the editor, 
announces that it is time for another letter. 

We have at last hit upon an excellent plan to insure the 
presence of all the members at our Delta Gamma meetings, 
we decided that not only should the "higher man*' (for 
which we are at present taking small doses of Ibsen at each 
regular meeting) be cultivated, but also the "inner man" 
should receive careful attention. Now that we have a 
means of securing the presence of each member, can any of 



6o Delta Ganwui Auchorii. 

our J -T sisters tell us some way to bring them on time? 
Of course we all have excellent excuses, who could wish for 
better? "The gentle (?) Colorado zephyrs playfully lifted 
my hat and bore it away and such a chase as I had," or "I 
had company and thought they would never go," or **I was 
working on a piece of fancy work which I was anxious to 
finish, and was so surprised when the clock struck three and 
I hadn't even begun to get ready," and so forth and so on 
all the way down the list. Anyone sending answers to my 
above questions, "please enclose stamp for reply." 

On Saturday evening, Oct. 28th, the '^Sigs" entertained a 
few of the Delta Gammas and other friends by a small dance 
at Kent Hall. 

On Monday evening, Oct. 30th, President and Mrs 
Baker gave a very pleasant reception to the faculty and 
students of the University. 

We had talked of giving a party on Halloween, but had 
given it up as impracticable, and thought nothing further 
about it, until the morning of the 31st of Oct. Some of the 
girls put their heads together and decided that they must 
and would have some "fun" on Halloween night, so we 
hurried around, made our arrangements, and together with 
our pledges, and gentlemen friends, whom we were fortu- 
nate to find unengaged, we invaded the home of Miss Jessie 
Neikirk. 1 think the informality of the whole affair added 
pleasure to the participants, and if the amount of noise each 
one made testified to the amount of pleasure each one had 
derived, everyone must have thoroughly enjoyed them- 
selves. 

Although we have been very fortunate in securing those 
whom we have initiated, and have now as many, if not more 
than ever before, active members, nevertheless we decided 
that our circle was incomplete without that very desirable 
girl, Charlotte E. Ballard, of '97, so about three weeks ago 
we initiated her into our society. The initiation took place 
at Mrs. Barkers, and after the initiation occurred the inevit- 
able, but always thoroughly enjoyable, A /''spread. Several 
of the girls were called upon for toasts to which she re- 
sponded less bashful. 

Jexnik Fran'ces Wise. 



PSi; WOMAN S COLLECiE, BALTIMORE. 

Since last we wrote to our sister chapters, much has 
happened to tell them. The girls we chose to join us. Char- 



Chapter letters. 6 1 

lotte Murdock, Emelie Remhard, Edith Keyes, and Mabel 
Carter, are not only pledged but safely initiated, and have 
raised the number of full pledged fraternity members to the 
mystic thirteen. 

By the way, did you ever notice how similar are the 
words fledgeling and pledgeling? So similar that one is in- 
clined to think of our candidates as featherless and some- 
what chilly. Now, however, they have been taken into the 
warmth of fraternal love, and their little feathers of am- 
bition and enthusiasm are growing nicely. 

One thing calculated to make our enthusiasm sprout, is 
our lovely, large, empty fraternity room. Fully thirty feet 
square, with five small rugs upon the floor, — nearly an acre 
of wall space, with three pictures hanging thereon, — truly 
one room needs energy and enthusiasm to make it as it 
should be. But what we have is beautiful, and each day 
adds to the list of our possessions. Besides pictures and 
rugs we have a good start in the way of furniture; a couple 
of tables, several chairs, a book-shelf, a lounge, and quite a 
number of ornaments. 

Just at present, most of our girls are very much inter- 
ested in a matter which is holding the attention of all four 
of the fraternities of the college. The Kalends, the college 
paper, is going to present a set of tableaux in our large 
gymnasium. The pictures will be divided into three groups 
to represent the three divisions of the paper, viz: The 
Literary Department, Notes and Jokes and Advertisements. 
Seven ^ r*s are actively engaged in preparing for the 
tableaux and some of the others will take part. 

During the past month a new fraternity has entered the 
college — Gamma Phi Beta. It started with seven charter 
members and as yet has made no addition to its members. 
It is composed of lower classmen, having one sophomore, 
five freshmen and one special. 

In the last letter from us our dear member spoke of the 
number of Delta Gamma girls who hold offices of impor- 
tance in college politics. We now have on our list the 
senior and junior class presidents, the business manager, 
assistant editor and secretary of board of control of The 
Kalends, various officers of the Social Science Club, and one 
reporter of the freshman class. 

We are proud of our freshmen. They are vigorous, if 
they are young, and when we take our degrees, and leave 
our chapter, we will be glad to leave behind us such sub- 
stitutes. 



62 Delta Gantffia Ayirhora. 

The social side of Delta Gamma has not been neglected 
during the past few weeks. Besides the glorifications ac- 
companying our pledging and initiation, we have met 
once at the house of the writer, solely for purposes of 
pleasure, and arc now engaged to spend next Saturday 
afternoon at the house of one of the aforesaid freshmen, 
Charlotte Murdock. 

We are looking forward to a winter of hard work, enliv- 
ened and encouraged by our intercourse with each other, 
bound together by the cords of Delta Gamma. 

M. Christine Carter. 



TAU; UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. 

'93 is drawing to a close, and the dreaded term examina- 
tions arc upon us. If Tau's letter is somewhat incoherent, 
perhaps you can sympathize with "ye writer," whose mind 
is a seething chaos of English history and biology, to say 
nothing of coasting and sleighing. The novelty of the 
newly-fallen snow has not worn away, and we are planning 
some great frolics. 

Wc girls have decided to hold our weekly meetings at 
half past one o'clock and spend the early afternoon in 
"sweet communion", meanwhile fashioning all sorts of 
dainty things for the coming gift-day. A dozen girls can 
think of so many more things than one, and we wish we 
could compare notes with all the girls of all the other 
chapters. Quite an education in this careful study of utility, 
beauty and economy; for are not all Christmas presents 
planned on that combination V 

How much we admired Ancuoka's new dress, and it did 
us good to feci ourselves once more in touch with the Delta 
Gamma world. But alas I I rcsi)cctfully beg leave to pass 
the reproaches cast upon my defenceless head on to the 
proof reader or the typesetter or whoever is the guilty party 
— and to introduce again our new senior, of whom we are 
very proud— Miss Rose Blanchard is from Oskaloosa, where 
she was a student of iV*nn College. 

The Thanksgiving vacation scattered us for a little while, 
but the girls who remained took a consolation supper 
together and were prc)])crly lonesome for the absentees. 
Miss Larrabcc, Miss Alford and Miss Hlanchard spent the 
brief recess at their respective homes in Clermont, Waterloo 
and Oskaloosa. 



Chapter Letters, 63 

Our circle has been increased by one new member since 
my last letter. It took the goat out in the chill air of a 
November morning, and a sunrise initiation seemed quite to 
agree with Nanny, — at least, the breakfast which followed 
did. And now Miss Fannie Uavis, '95, of Springdale, wears 
the anchor. Rejoice with us. 

The foot-ball season is over, and now that his locks are 
shorn, there is nothing to ch'stinguish the foot-ball hero from 
an ordinary mortal, save a scar or two and an occasional 
slip in his vocabulary. The only league game on our home 
grounds (gridiron should I sayV) was phiyed with the Uni- 
versity of Missouri, and the score was 28 to 12 in favor of S. 
U. I. That was a great day. The girls pla}ed well on the 
side lines, for the chivalrous southerners said they had not 
the heart to beat the girls, if they would have whipped the 
eleven. 

If I should tell you that two of our girls. Miss Blanchard 
and Miss Larrabec, had the honor recently of an election 
into "Tabard," you would not appreciate it, I fear. But I 
will add that 'The Tabard" was founded by the chair of 
English several years ago, is the only upper class society 
and very exclusive. 

Dear girls, here's the merriest Christmas and the happi- 
est New Years to you all from your sisters in Tau. 

Mary C. Holt. 



XI ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

Xi's letter, we fear, will be a disappointment to all this 
month. We had hoped to introduce our new girls and give 
you a glimpse into our initiatory ceremonies, but initiations 
have been postponed until after the Christmas recess. So 
we shall be forced to wait until the next issue before we can 
tell the news, w^hich is as hard for us as for Jack Frost to 
keep his finger from the bursting burr, waiting to scatter its 
treasures. We carry the comparison no further ; our treas- 
ures will not be ''chestnuts/' Our initiations were postponed 
on account of the death of the father of Belle Krolic, one of 
our pledged girls, who comes to us from Detroit. We 
regret to write that Miss Katharine Angcll has been obliged 
to give up her work for a while on account of ill health. 
We miss her very much, but are in a good measure consoled 
for her absence by the presence of her sister, Miss Julia 
Angell, who comes here from the Chicago University. 



64 DelUi Ganwui Anchora. 

We who could not eat the home turkey Thanksgiving 
were happy in entertaining among other friends two of the 
girls who were graduated last year, Miss Maude Parsons, of 
Saginaw, and Miss Mary Power, of Detroit. They fitted 
into our life here so completely that we could have believed 
they had never left us, had it not been for an occasional 
outbreak of the little mannerisms that come with the added 
dignities of schoolmar'm. 

Mrs. Gertrude Richardson Carson happily surprised us 
last week by a visit of a few days. These visits from the 
old girls are bright spots in the life of the house, none the 
less so from the fact that they have brought us very material 
comfort for the inner man, in the form of "spreads." The 
product of the home cuisine is indeed a consolation to the 
victim of the modern boarding house. 

Dr. Josephine Milligan, of Chicago, spent a week with us 
at the chapter house. She is connected with the Hull house, 
and brought us much information in regard to college settle- 
ments. We were all greatly interested in her little talks, and 
glad to know what college women are doing in the great 
work-a-day world. With too many of us, college life and 
study are the preparations for a life for self only ; we need 
the incentive that the knowledge of such work brings to us. 

Flora Gale Barnes. 



ZETA ; ALBION COLLECiE. 

The mill still grinds. Your humble correspondent is so 
rushed that she hardly has time to turn over in bed. Fear, 
however, of being discharged from the honorable position 
she now holds, "with opprobrium and contempt," spurs her 
on to this desperate effort, very much as the Persians were 
flogged to battle. 

We started out this term with an iron-clad resolution to 
read something in our weekly meetings that would "improve 
our minds." So we chose Ruskin's "Sesame and Lilies." 
So far so good. Fain would I have our sisters think that wc 
had read and enjoyed it all, hut "I can not tell a lie," and so 
confess in all humilitv that we've onlv read in it once. 

We've about made up our minds that frat. meeting is not 
a school for mental culture, but a place where good friends 
gather to throw off the cares of the week, and have a good 
time. 

By a natural reaction, we want to read a book hou\ that 



Chof*tcr Letters. . 65 

"would'nt elevate a cow** as Jerome K. Jerome says. We*ve 
thought a little of F*rank Stockton's ''The Casting Away of 
Mrs. Leeks and Mrs. Alcshine." 

Our regular meetings have been somewhat broken up this 
term. Last week was the Thanksgiving recess, and so many 
of the girls went home that business was out of the ques- 
tion, so the faithful few who stayed here, gathered together 
on Thanksgiving night and pulled taffy until they were 
"stuck on themselves." At the club where si.\ of us girls 
dwell together in unity, a very deliceous Thanksgiving 
dinner was served, and we had some neat menu cards to re- 
member the day by. To the student who has never missed 
Thanksgiving at home, the thought of vacation spent at 
college, calls up the demon of homesickness ; and yet the 
half week so spent has many pleasures. 

Another Saturday night we had with us two of our "old 
girls," Miss Lilla Smart, who is still teaching in the Con- 
servatory in Detroit, and Miss Lizzie Landon. Of course 
we could not celebrate the occasion fittingly in our ordinary 
meeting, so marshmallows followed, and the general jollifi- 
cation all girls enjoy. 

Still another Saturday evening, we entertained in a very 
informal way, a girl whom we have invited, and who has not 
yet given us a decisive answer. We hope to tell you more 
about her later. 

November fifteenth, was a holiday for us, and a day of 
general rejoicing. On that day we celebrated the formal 
dedication of our new chemical laboratory, the gift of Sena- 
tor McMillian of Detroit. It is an impf)sing looking build- 
ing of red brick and white stone, and is extremely well 
furnished and ecjuipped for the study of chemistry. 

December eighth, the class of '94 had a spread. Now 
don't sav this is not interesting to vou. The senior class 
has four representatives of Delta (ianima on its roll, and 
three of them were thrilled with pride, when number four (I 
ought to say number one,) Miss Adelaide .Siddall, responded 
to the toa.st "The College Male." The only other girl on 
the program was a Kappa Alpha Thcta, and the unanimous 
decision was that Miss Siddall's speech was the better. So 
of course wc feel puffed up. 

While we strive to live peacably with all men, we occa- 
sionally do get into a little jangle with our sister fratern- 
ities. At present it is Alpha Chi Omega. Lately one of 
their pledged girls, who ha^ been pledged only a few weeks, 
resigned. The Alpha Chi girls have accused two of our 



66 Delta Gamma. Ancliora, 

girls of influencing her to this step, and consequently things 
are a little unpleasant. Doubtless it will soon wear off. 

Just two weeks till Christmas! It hardly seems possible 
it can be so near. We are all looking forward eagerly to 
home and vacation, and yet we have the bitter with the 
sweet; this is probably the last term we will ever have 
Gladys Lester with us. She goes to her home in Marine 
City, Michigan, at the end of the term. Of course we shall 
miss her, I don't need to tell you that. 

Now, my dear "sisters" don't think that it's all play and 
no work here. I might have told you how hard we've all 
worked since I wrote last, but it would not be very interest- 
ing reading. For myself, in looking over the chapter letters, 
a few pages oi fun and the antics of that fabulous creature, 
"the goat," do me more good than ten pages of Greek 
grammar. 

Grace Cogshall. 



ALPHA. 

Shortly after October the tenth, Alpha was the recipient 
of a dainty missive, always interesting, — a wedding an- 
nouncement. Margaret Goss, always a loyal Delta Gamma, 
is now Mrs. H. L. Day. They were married at the home of 
the bride's parents, in Edinburg, Ohio, and are now "at home" 
in Omaha, Nebraska. "Sister Maggie" has the loving wishes 
of all who knew her. 

Mrs. Agnes Thomas Morris has been visiting her parents 
in Alliance, with her baby daughter. She was a guest at the 
Hallowe'en party, and it was a pleasure to see her again. 
She has returned to her home in Illinois. 

Miss Mary Carr, our professor of French and German, 
who has been resting and regaining health for a term, is 
again among us. She has had a pleasant vacation, and 
comes back in better health, which we hope will remain 
with her. 

We are rejoicing over a rumor which we hope will resolve 
itself into fact. It is reported that Florence Overton is 
coming here to give lessons in physical culture and expres- 
sion. She has had marked success in teaching this depart- 
ment elsewhere, and taking lessons under her will be a 
privilege of which we shall make good use. At present she 
has charge of the department of Delsarte expression in the 
Cleveland School of Oratory. 

We are sorry to report that Anna Hole has been obliged 
to resign her position in the high school of Andover, on 
account of ill health. She has returned to her home in 
Damascus, Ohio. 



68 Delta Gamma Aiichora, 

We have assumed the responsibilities of "aunties" to 
another D. G. child. Georgian Douds Van Horn is the 
happy mother. 

CHI. 

Miss Jessie M. Bunting spent the last two weeks of the 
term with .us. She returns for the two following terms, at 
the close of which she is graduated. 

Married, on Nov. 29th, Miss Klizabcth Dodds to Mr. 
Russel Elliot. At home in Huffalo after Dec. loth. 

ETA. 

To Mary Sibley Marklcy, a son, Paul Markley, October 

30, 1893. 

Miss Inez Perry and Mr. William Dobson, editor of the 
Akron Democrat, were married at the bride's home, Sales- 
ville, O., Oct. II. They will make their home in Akron. 

HKLTA. 

Mrs. Julia Chamblin Whitcomb has moved with her 
husband to Chicago. 

Miss Florence Whittier, our Delta baby, has entered 
Stanford University, where she is taking the classical course. 

Miss Josie Maclay, '92, of San Fernando, was at university 
for a few days at the beginning of the term; all the Deltas, 
big and little, are happy when Josie comes. 

Mrs. Schrader with her husband and family has removed 
to university again. We arc glad to have her among us once 
more. 

Mrs. Ella Farr Thomson is in San Francisco for the 
winter. 

Miss Lulu Chapin, '91, is preparing to return to China as 
a missionary. 

Miss Delia Tucker is entering upon her junior year at 
Stanford University. 

Miss Lillian Williamson, '92, is teaching school at Downey 
this year with an increase of salary. 



Perso7ials, 69 

OMEGA. 

Miss Maude Gernon, '87, is spending the winter in the 
South. 

Miss Belle Flesh, '89, is to be married to Mr. Johnson 
during the month of December, and will make her future 
home in Chicago. 

Mrs. Carpenter nee Miss Gene Hand, '87, passed Thanks- 
giving recess in Madison, the guest of her sister. Miss Jessie 
Hand, '95. 

Miss Katherine McDonald, *86, will pass the winter in 
Madison. 

The marriage of Miss Sophie Clawson, '92, and Mr. 
Eldan Cassoday will be celebrated during the holidays. 

PHI. 

Miss Leota Woy, whom we hoped to keep with us, has 
gone to Harris to remain for some time. 

Edith Root has arrived, and is taking a special course at 
the university. 

Miss Zena Whiteley, who has been spending the summer 
and part of the fall in Wyoming, is again at home. 

Wilbertine Nesserholde Tetcrs was recently married in 
Denver, Col., to Mr. Worton (I presume he has a "front" 
name, but am not familiar with it). 

TAU. 

Miss Margaret Gleason, '93, is at her home in Englcwood, 
but her industrious little soul is still active, and to satisfy its 
demands she has entered the Chicago Art Institute. 

Miss Julia Crawford, '93, is court-reporting in southern 
Illinois. 

Miss Geneve Home, Ex-*95, *s studying music in Boston. 

Miss Mary Alford. Ex-94, who was at Wellesley last year, 
is at home in Waterloo. We hope to welcome her among 
us soon. 

Miss Belle Currier, Ex-'96, is at her home in Indepen- 



70 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

dence. She has been teaching as substitute in the city 
schools. 

Miss Nelle Moore, Ex-'93, passed through Iowa City on 
her way home from Chicago. 

ZETA. 

Miss Myrte Drummond Moors, class '93. who is teach- 
ing this year at her home in Greenville, spent Saturday and 
Sunday with us a few weeks a^o. 

Mis Margaret Ludlow also made us a short visit not long 
ago. 

Miss Esther Kulp, who graduated in 1892, is teaching 
Latin and German in the Albion High School. 

Miss Belle Clark, far away from her home in Williston, 
Vermont, spent the Thanksgiving recess with Miss Anna 
Wixom. 

The Zeta girls have two new Delta Gamma nephews, of 
whom they are very proud. They are the small sons of 
Mrs. Professor Waldo, nee Minnie Strong, and Mrs. Martha 
Brockway Armstrong. 

Miss Cora Mather is now Mrs. Edward Cook, and has 
gone to California to live. 



The writer has a new Pan- Hellenic idea — and it is time 
for a new one, for the old ones have been in a state of desu- 
etude for lo, these many months. Anyone who either reads 
or reviews the exchanges can but be struck with the strong 
family resemblance among them. There is some variety in 
size and the color of the covers, and the names on the title- 
pages are not the same, otherwise their own editors could 
not tell them apart. Therefore, our suggestion. Life is 
short, there is much to be done, and several things yet to be 
learned by the present generation, and if, as it is claimed, it 
is the college men and women who are going to manage the 
universe hereafter, it is a pity that so many of these incipi- 
ent world-movers should be wasting their time and mental 
energy in editing fraternity journals. Far be it from us to 
underestimate the value of these publications; too well we 
know what must be the rare attainments of their editors, 
patience, to extract literary contributions from an unin- 
spired constituency; ingenuity, to re-write twenty-seven dif- 
ferent times the same editorial, in such wise that the readers 
will not recognize the deception; diplomacy, that one may 
make the writers of returned-with-thanks manuscripts think 
it a compliment to have their contributions rejected; ortho- 
graphical infallibility and a specialist's knowledge of hiero- 
glyphics. The person who possesses these qualifications is 
one whom we admire and revere. But in devoting talents 
of so extraordinary a nature to fraternity journalism, we 
feel that these gifted individuals arc confining their talent 
to too narrow a sphere. There is a way in which this work 
could be done more economically — by combination of 



^2 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

forces. Why should every fraternity publish a separate 
journal, when a common one would serve the purpose just 
as well? Why not appoint a Pan-Hellenic editorial board, 
and make one journal represent all fraternities? At present 
the noble army of editors simply duplicate one another's 
work for the sake of being exclusive. To do away with this 
host of inferior journals and substitute therefor one large, 
comprehensive, and permanent publication would be to save 
time, labor, and money. Then we might have the one jour- 
nal stereotyped, and issued periodically at a minimum of 
expense and exertion. In the spirit of a public benefac- 
tor, we o£fer this suggestion for the serious consideration of 
the exchanges. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

**We shall horrify some of our self-admiring contempo- 
raries in fraternity journalism by expressing the opinion 
that the sororities' publications are much more vigorous 
from a mental point of view than are the organs of men's 
fraternities. This is despite the heaviness which one or 
two editresses (a timely word here) impart to their publi- 
cations by having so many long essays prominent in the 
reading matter. But, as a rule, these repositories of female 
gray matter have a vital quality, which is entirely lacking in 
many more ambitious magazines of the class." — Delta Upsil- 
on Quarterly, 

The above would be very flattering if we could delude 
ourselves with the idea that the writer believed what he 
wrote. It is a noteworthy circumstance that our brother 
editors in commenting upon the sorority journals always 
deal in generalizations. They seldom specify either virtues 
or faults. Their praise is unstinted, but meaningless. The 
editors of the sorority journals are perfectly well aware of 
the imperfections in their work, and as most of them pos- 
sess an average supply of intelligence, and are not altogether 
lacking in critical faculties, they take the indiscriminate 
praise of their brother-editors for what it is worth. They 
appreciate the gallant effort the sterner sex make to be 
amiable, but they scarcely deem it complimentary to be 
considered too sensitive and childish to endure masculine 



Exchanges, 73 

criticism of their work. For our own part, we have never 
seen much difference in the quality of the journalistic work 
done by the sororities and fraternities; each has ever seemed 
a little worse than the other to us. The only advantage the 
women's journals have over the men's is that there usually 
is less of them, and consequently their perusal is a degree 
less exhausting. 



Sigma Alpha Epsiloii knows what she wants, and shows 
no hesitation about expressing her desires, as witness the 
following: 

*'In order that the convention may act most wisely, let 
each chapter send its best informed members. But a con- 
vention that could legislate only would be a miserable 
failure. We need a convention that will confirm our belief 
that -2-4 £ is the grandest fraternity in existence. So let 
each chapter send its biggest hearted, most genial, brotherly 
members. We need a convention that will confirm the be- 
lief of outsiders that we possess the cream of college society, 
so let each chapter send its best looking members. We 
need a convention that shall raise waves of enthusiasm 
mountains high and send them rolling back to our romotest 
outposts, so let each chapter send its irrepressible, enthusi- 
astic, singing members. We need a convention that shall 
let the natives know we are in town, so let each chapter send 
its best yellers." 

There certainly is no circumlocution about the above 
statement, and we think Sigffta Alpha Epsilon is decidedly 
courageous to state in terms so plain the qualifications of a 
convention delegate. But the requirements are many, and 
it occurs to us that a chapter with the best intentions might 
experience some difficuly in selecting a delegate who ful- 
filled all the conditions, for its best informed man might not 
be its best-looking one, or the most genial and light-hearted 
man might have weak lungs and be unsuccessful as a "yeller." 
Such incongruities do happen in this world. We would 
suggest another plan to Sipna Alpha Epsilon, Instead of 
demanding all these virtues from every delegate, take them 
in rotation. Tell one chapter to send a handsome man, 



74 Delta Gamma Anchara. 

another an intellectual delegate, the next an enthusiastic 
one, and so on until the list is completed. The tout ensemble 
will then be perfect, and a judicious ringleader could so 
arrange the successful appearance of the variously gifted 
delegates as to make the effect dramatic and very impress- 
ive to outsiders. 



The October Arrow is full of good things, practical hints 
and helpful suggestions for all good Pi Beta Phis. A 
readable article under the slightly misleading title of "The 
Home Life of College Girls," tells of the life the college 
girls at Ann Arbor and Wellesley lead outside of school 
hours. Articles upon such subjects are always interesting 
to undergraduates, who like to keep in touch with the life of 
all women who are struggling to gain that elusive will-o'-the- 
wisp, a higher education. These papers are followed by an 
article entitled "O, tell me What to Read!" which is simply 
a list of recent books the perusal of which anyone would find 
profitable and entertaining. Curiously enough the present 
writer picked out but four titles in the list of forty books, 
which she, had she been compiling a similar list, would have 
noted. Possibly this only denotes a difference in literary 
task, but we fancy that it indicates rather the superabun- 
dance of good literature that is easily accessible to everyone 
in these days. 

"For reading new books is like eating new bread. 
One can bear it at first, but bj gradual steps, he 
Is brought to death's door of a mental djspepej." 

From a paper on "Aims in Fraternity," we quote: 

**First of all let the fraternity meetings be alive; let them 
be promptly called and when the business of the hour is 
done, as promptly adjourned. Promptness in business mat- 
ters is a sine qua nan of the mauscline world and just as 
surely of the feminine; only in this way will the details of 
the fraternity be kept alive, and on a successful business 
management depends largely the success of any undertak- 
ing, be it literary, philanthropic, or financial. 

"If in carrying out the intellectual phase of fraternity 



Exchanges. 75 

life, programs are prepared, let them be carried out 
briskly, vigorously, brilliantly. A successful women, be she 
teacher, society women, in the broad sense of culture, not 
frivolity, professional woman, or wife, will be she who has a 
wider knowledge than is necessary for the actual perform- 
ance of her duties, for in this way will she keep her sensibil- 
ities alert, her mind active and her soul above routine. 
Therefore in the fraternity meetings, let the programs, if 
there be any, be planned on subjects outside the college 
curriculum, the execution of some hobby, if you will, any- 
thing to keep alive the spirit of inquiry and investigation.'* 

The second paragraph will have a familiar sound to the 
readers of Anchora, for it urges the cause of broad and 
symmetrical culture, for which we are always pleading, and 
reminds us of a paper upon this subject which we have had 
partially prepared all the fall, and which will be inflicted 
upon Delta Gamma at an early date, if the required contribu- 
tions from the chapters are not received punctually three 
months late. We simply make the statement as a gentle re- 
minder to delinquent associate editors, that **the way of the 
transgressor is hard." 



The Scroll is before us with its customary air of eminent 
respectability and general prosperity. We always experi- 
ence sound difficulty in reviewing the Scroll, because it is so 
emphatically and exclusively Phi Delta Theta in its interests. 
This of course is "a fault that leans to virtue's side," but it 
is somewhat trying to the exchange editors to be confronted 
by so self-centred a publication. In the December number 
the editor severly scores Beta Theta Pi, in an editorial seven 
pages long, which indicates at least potential pugilism in 
the Scroll's editor. The charges against Beta Theta Pi are 
the usual ones, boastfulness. and an inclination to worship 
at the shrine of Lucifer, both of which characteristics are 
not as infrequently found among fraternity people as our 
spiritual pastors and masters would desire. In this issue the 
Scroll devotes its editorial columns to an extended review of 
the exchanges, which ordinarily receiye but scant attention 



76 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

from this journal; not we believe from any lack of sympathy 
with rivals, but because the Scroll has plenty of better ma- 
terial with which to fill her pages. 



The editor of the Alpha Tau Omega Palm evidentaly is 
too conscientious to avail himself of his official prerogative, 
the right to revise, correct and alter the chapter letters. 
Perhaps this may be as well, as far as the subject matter of 
letters is concerned, it leaves the impress of individual 
character upon them, but it is rather desirable that a uni- 
form form be adopted. It may be natural for a correspon- 
dent, especially if inexperienced, to begin his letter "Dear 
Editor" or "Dear Palm,*' but when embodied in print these 
expressions certainly have an undesirable appearance of 
juvenility. The letters in the Palm exhibit great variety in 
address. Those evidently written by trained correspondents 
have no heading, and are formally signed with the name of the 
writer; a large number are conspicuously youthful and affec- 
tionate, and begin with the above terms of endearment. One 
particularly gushing young man signs himself "with love for 
all Alpha Taus." What an awakening lies before that trusting 
youth! Several respectfully and severely addresses them- 
selves to the "Editor of the Palm,'* and one young man un- 
versed in conventionality, but not lacking in reverence, 
addresses his letter with eighteenth century amiability and 
veneration to the "very excellent Palm.*' He, too, closes 
with ardent love for other chapters, which is rather a strong 
expression for what must in the nature of things be a very 
mild emotion. We dislike the custom prevalent in most 
fraternities of describing the sentiment with which most 
members regard their order in times of superlative affection. 
It is not truthful, it is not good taste, and the habit springs 
from an unworthy desire to foster a false and unatural senti- 
ment in regard to the fraternity. Loyalty to the order does 
not demand the exclusive use of the superlative degree; the 
sentiment fraternity should inspire among members, is one 



Exchanges. fj 

of hearty good-will, of cordial liking, of sympathetic in- 
terest. It is seldom more, it is often less. In a chapter of 
twelve or fifteen members, it is improbable that all regard 
one another with "ardent love;" it is an emotional impos- 
sibility to regard all the brothers or sisters in the society, 
whom we have not seen, with that degree of affection. 
Therefore it is foolish and false, undignified and unnecessary 
to employ such terms of exaggeration. Nothing is gained 
by a flamboyant use of the English language. 



The University Review for October prints a paper written 
by Kathryn Jarboe (whoever she maybe) ostensibly upon 
"High Standards in the Education of Women," which is so 
full of error, ignorance and absurdity, that it is an offense to 
all college women to allow such misrepresentations to be 
printed in a reputable magazine. The article opens as fol- 
lows: 

"The annual announcement in the daily press that some 
venturesome maidens have passed preliminary examinations 
for Yale, has not produced this year the usual feminine 
flourish of trumpets and outburst of self-congratulation on 
the part of the *women who are crazy about "woman," * as 
Helen Watterson so well dominates the class in the Septem- 
ber Forum. It is becoming generally felt that if the outcry 
argues anything, it is rather the opposite, an admission of 
that which is not true, namely, that the standard of women's 
colleges is lower than that of men's. 

Without regarding the great colleges of the West, co- 
educational almost without exception from Oberlin to 
Chicago University, women have gradually been admitted to 
many of the old and conservative Eastern institutions. 
Harvard Annex offers to women as high an education as 
Harvard University does to men, and Barnard stands abreast 
of Columbia. But this is not enough ; it is without any 
feeling of exaltation of sex that the claim is here presented 
that the standard of education should be even higher in a 
college for women than in a college for men." 

There is enough nonsense in these opening paragraphs 
to condemn the whole article. In the first place, Miss (or 



yS Delta Gamma Anckara. 

Mrs., as she prefers) Jarboe does not know how to write ; in 
the second place, she evidently does not know what she is 
writing about. We have no wish to decry the standards of 
women's colleges, but nevertheless, we must take issue with 
Miss Jarboe when she states that these standards are not 
lower than those of men's colleges. As advertised perhaps 
they are not, but as a matter of fact, the standards of neither 
the Harvard Annex (we believe this institution has recently 
changed its name to Radcliffe College, however), nor Bar- 
nard are as high as those of Harvard and Columbia. Both 
institutions are merely tolerated by the larger colleges, under 
the shadows of whose wings they are supposed to be fondly 
sheltered. Possessing, in their own right, neither the best 
instructors nor the facilities for laboratory and library work, 
they may aspire to as high a standard as Jlarvard and Col- 
umbia, but they cannot attain it until they are recognized as 
equals, and given equal advantages with the men's colleges. 

How much claim to consideration has a writer who 
speaks of the "great colleges of the west, from Oberlin to 
Chicago," evidently believing that the west ends at the south- 
ern extremity of Lake Michigan? Pray, has the writer ever 
heard of the Universities of Wisconsin, of Iowa, of Minne- 
sota, of Colorado, of Nebraska? Does she know that there 
are such institutions as Berkeley and Leland Stanford? 
Apparently not. 

The next slander is so gross and so utterly ridiculous 
that we half believe we humiliate ourselves in noticing it. 

"There are a few women who go into professional life» 
but the percentage is small. The average girl returns 
to her home and, while she may not at once give up all 
thought of study, her work, as a rule, is in the line of ac- 
complishments. 

When life at the university is over, a man turns at once 
to business or professional life, and begins the work of the 
world and the labor and study of his life; he realizes that 
his efforts at college were merely a beginning, and that if 
he is going to attain success in the midst of pressing com- 
petition, he must give every moment to study. With many, 
graduation is the real beginning of genuine effort in educa- 
tion; with others, a brilliant college career and high gradua- 



Exchanges. 79 

ting honors are merely a firm foundation on which to build 
the structure of life. 

A great lawyer or scientist must work constantly, or 
some other man with more energy and more desire for suc- 
cess will out strip him in th» race for the goal, which is 
either the commendation of his fellow-men or the inner 
knowledge that he has used his powers for the greatest good 
of his neighbor. 

A woman feels that she has won her way to the highest 
possible point, that she has received the education given 
to her by the most advanced minds of the present day, and 
the chances are ten to one, no, a hundred to one, that she is 
satisfied. If, as in the case of professional men and women, 
a girl's education could continue through her daily life after 
leaving college, it would be a different thing. In that case 
we would be content with a woman's college having the 
standard of Wellesley or the Harvard Annex, but, under ex- 
isting circumstances, this is not enough. Whatever be the 
view of the ideal position of woman, the fact remains that 
present conditions militate against the self-completion of an 
education only just begun at graduation." 

What sort of college women, we fain would ask, has it 
been Miss Jarboe's misfortune to meet? Having been in a 
position for many years, to meet and observe continually, 
college women, both old and young, we take the liberty of 
denying the accuracy of the statement, that "farewell to 
alma mater is usually farewell to further scholarly develop- 
ment." Miss Jarboe entertains a decidedly anti-deluvian 
idea of the significance of a college course. The college 
women of to-day count their college course of value inas- 
much as it disciplines their minds and trains their faculties 
to systematic work, that shall not be ended with their de- 
parture from alma mater, but shall rather be but the begin- 
ning of the process of development which shall end only 
with their lives. What scholarly attainments has the girl 
graduate? What mental development has the commence- 
ment orator? Evidently it would not be difficult to attain 
Miss Jarboe's ideal of culture. 

'•Whatever be the view of the ideal position of manner, 
the fact remains that present conditions militate against the 
self-completion of an education only just begun at gradua- 



86 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

tion/' It is difficult to see the logical sequence of this 
sentence, but assuming that it is there, we would inquire 
what are these mysteriously detrimental conditions? Col- 
lege women who come from wealthy homes, usually have 
leisure after being graduated to follow their own unrestric- 
ted inclinations as regards further study. The temptations 
of society are not often serious to them, for the girl of 
seventeen, who gives up social life for the sake of entering 
college, is not apt to surrender herself to its charms, four or 
five years later, when her course is completed. The girl 
who has come from the farm, or whose parents have made 
great sacrifices, that their daughter may enjoy the advan- 
tages of higher education, does not spend four years in hard 
study, giving up all pleasures and personal indulgences for 
the time being, in order that her diploma at last received, 
she may return to the farm, and spend the rest of her life in 
cooking, washing and ironing. She has nobler aspirations, 
a higher sense of duty than that. She probably becomes a 
school-teacher, in which case she has a business demand for 
further culture. Furthermore she has at least three months 
of vacation every year, and she does not spend all of that 
time in reading E. P. Roe's novels. The present conditions 
are all far more favorable for the intellectual development 
of women than they are for the post-graduate culture of 
men. 

We will quote one more sentence and then we are done 
with this inanity. 

**At a class reunion in a co-educational college it is an 
almost unexpected event to have a woman attend, and it is 
simply because the interest in college lite and education has 
stopped and been put carefully away with the diploma and 
graduating essay.** 

No person who is familiar with the life and conditions of 
co-educational institutions would have made such a state- 
ment. 

In a co-educational college class reunion, it is extremely 
rare to see a larger proportion of men than of women 
present. The duties of men are absorbing, demands upon 




Exchanges. 8i 

their time are multifarious, and however much they may 
wish to join their old classmates occassionally, they are 
rarely able to realize the desire. Women usually have 
regular and prescribed duties, after their performance, of 
which their time is their own, and they can arrange with 
reasonable certainty that their plans will materalize to meet 
at specified times. 

We have given too much space to a paper that was not 
worth noticing, but sometimes it is articles such as this one 
from which we have quoted that do the most harm. The 
arrogant ignorance that knows no better than to publicly 
demonstrate itself, is harmless, although annoying to people 
who know the truth, but is very misleading to those who are 
seeking for information. Verily, ''a little knowledge is a 
dangerous thing.'* 

The youmal of Kappa Alpha (the customary reappear- 
ance of whose editors, we note), the Sigma Chi Quarterly, 
and the University Review for December, are still upon our 
table, but as it is Christmas eve, and late, as we write, we 
will postpone annihilating them until next March, and 
to-night will only wish them and all our friends and enemies 
in Greekdom *'A Happy New Year." 



Vol. X. April, 1894. No. 3. 



Anchora of Delta Qamma 



A QUARTERLY. 



"^c union of souls is on oncl^or in storms." 



INA F1RK1N5, . . Editor. 



ICINNBAPOI^IS: 
HALL, BLACK * CO. PBINTBRS. 

1894. 



The Anchoka is the official organ of the Delta Gamma Fraternity. It is 
issued on the first days of November, January, April and June. Subscription 
price, one dollar ($1.00) per year, single copies, thirty-five cents. Material for 
publication should be mailed by the tenth of each month preceding the date of 
issue. All communications and exchanges should be addressed to the editor. 



Editor, — Ina Firkins, 

1528 Fourth St. S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Business Ma^tager. — Mary Mortensen, 
State University of Minnesota. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

Alpha— Harriet P. Marsh 1511 Union Ave., Alliance, O. 

Delta— Frances Whitlock... University of So. California, Los Ang- 
eles, Cal. 

Zeta— Grace Cogshall 308 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Elizabeth M. Brophy Buchtel College, Akron, O. 

Kappa— Martha Hutchison 2003 F. Street, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda— Avis Winchell Grant.. .120 S. E. State St., Minneapolis 

Xi— Florence G. Barnes 23 Church St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Sigma— Elizabeth Kendall 206 Grove St., Evanston, 111. 

Tau— Mary C. Holt 418 N. Clinton Ave., Iowa City, la. 

Phi— Jennie F. Wise Boulder, Colo. 

Chi— Blanche E. Moore Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi- M. Christine Carter Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega— Eya H. Bostwick 15 W. Oilman St., Madison, Wis. 




©^Ita ^amtna ^ncljova. 



Vol. X. MINNEAPOLIS, APRIL, 1894. No. 3. 



Fraternities, we all know, are the object of adverse crit- 
icism from many quarters. From students who are not so 
fortunate as to belong to them, from parents, and even from 
members of fraternities themselves, we are wont to hear of- 
ten and distinctly of the evils attendant on their existence. 
The governing bodies of some colleges prohibit them alto- 
gether, others would be glad to do so if they felt it to be 
possible, in the face of strong opposition from a large and 
influential element of the student body. 

It behooves us then, who are members of these organiza- 
tions, not scornfully to refuse to listen to complaint and 
criticism, but rather to take every opportunity to hear such 
criticism, to weigh it carefully and try to determine how far 
it is just, and then to do our best to correct these evils, of 
which we may often not realize the existence until the mat 
ter is brought before us by some outside observer. 

One criticism frequently passed upon fraternities, and of- 
ten with justice, is that they foster a spirit of exclusiveness, 
and a disposition, too rife even outside of college circles, to 
break up society into cliques, quite independent of, if not 
really hostile to, each other. This danger of exclusiveness is 
one into which members of fraternities are especially liable 
to run unconsciously. The tie that binds the members of a 
chapter to each other is of a different sort from that which 
binds any one of them with any one outside of the chapter, 
and the girl who enters a fraternity, especially if she be- 
comes a member immediately upon entering college, will 



84 Delta Gamma Anfhora. 

naturally form her strongest friendships within its limits. 
Nor, if the fraternity be a worthy one, is there anything to 
be regretted in this. But it a great misfortune for any girl 
to associate exclusively with one set of girls, no matter how 
charming and how admirable the girls may be. 

" Birds of a feather flock together " always and every- 
where, and girls belonging to any one fraternity are gener- 
ally of much the same type and the same circumstances in 
life. We have all of us said and heard others say, of some 
new girl perhaps, not yet fitted into her niche in any frater- 
nity, " Oh, she is just a lovely girl — just like a Delta Gam- 
ma." And it is inevitable moreover that girls who are 
closely associated with each other should grow more and 
more to look at things from the same point of view, to set 
up arbitrary standards of judgment according to the expe- 
riences of their own narrow circle, and to shut out the rest of 
the world from their sympathy and interest with an intangi- 
ble, but no less real barrier of prejudice. 

The college life ought to be a means of broadening the 
sympathies and of increasing one's knowledge of those whose 
circumstances, experiences and opinions are widely differ- 
ent from one's own. Anyone, therefore, wishing to gain the 
greatest advantage from the college life, will not confine her 
acquaintance and her friendships to the circle of her own fra- 
ternity, but will aim to associate as freely as possible with 
those belonging to other fraternities or to no fraternity at 
all. 

I do not say that we should "choose" our friends from this 
class or from that. Deliberate choice is a poor foundation for 
a friendship. But we can at least meet others half way, or 
more than \\d\i way if necessary, and not draw back and look 
with suspicion upon those who do not reach the standard of 
our own fraternity in every particular, realizing that possi- 
bly, while deficient in some respects, they may possess ex- 
cellent qualities which we have failed to embody in the pass- 
word to our favor. 

One point in this connection in which fraternity girls are 
apt to be seriously at fault, is in the treatment of girls, who, 
after having been vigorously " rushed ** by the fraternity in 



Exclusivencss in Fraternities, 85 

question, have finally decided to join another. It is gener- 
ally the case that some one or two members of the less for- 
ward fraternity, have particularly exerted themselves in be- 
stowing attention upon the newcomer, and have become 
fairly well acquainted with her during the process. But not 
infrequently these very girls, when they find their efforts are 
useless, withdraw into the stronghold of their own fraternity 
and suddenly drop into a mere bowing acquaintance with 
her for whom only last week they could not sufficiently show 
their affection and admiration. Their sudden change of at- 
titude is both insulting to the girl who has been "rushed,** 
and degrading to the ** rusher." If they found real enjoyment 
and advantage in each other's society during the "rushing" 
period, there is no reason why they should not continue to 
find it afterward, even though one be a Delta Gamma and 
one a Kappa. If they did not find enjoyment and advan- 
tage in their intimacy, it was worse than a farce. 

The increasing popularity of chapter houses, in some col- 
leges at least, gives this subject special importance at pres- 
ent, for the chances of extending one's acquaintance outside 
of one's own fraternity are, of course, much fewer than when 
a general boarding house or dormitory brought together 
girls of many kinds in such a way that acquaintance was in- 
evitable and intimate acquaintance easy. Indeed, while the 
advantage of chapter-houses are very many, it is almost in- 
evitable that they should, tend to narrow the circle of the 
girls' acquaintance, and increase that feeling of exclusivencss 
which it should be the aim of every loyal member of a fra- 
ternity to do away with as far as possible, thereby not only 
making the fraternity of greater value to its members, but 
also taking one weapon at least out of the hands of its ene- 
mies. Omega. 

©ire Ifrat^tmitH Jtin* 

When reading a late number of the Anchora, I was 
struck with wonder at an article quoted from the Key. The 
writer was attempting to explain why fraternity people 
should not wear their pins, or, at least, why they do not do 



86 Delta Gantnta Ancliora, 

so. She talks about "certain college people, more commonly 
undergraduates, who really do flaunt their college associa- 
tions most disagreeably, in the faces of innocent persons, 
who do not enjoy the same advantages.*' That sounds very 
dreadful, but is it true ? Does not the writer of those words 
assume a little more than she should do ? We Greeks need 
not plume ourselves that our name and fame have gone 
forth to such an extent that the mere sight of a pin will at 
once suggest a college man or woman. There are people, 
"innocent persons," I grant, who do not know the difference 
between the shield of Phi Kappa Psi and the modest badge 
of the Farmers' Alliance. How, pray, can we think that 
such good people are affronted if their neighbors wear 
emblems of any kind whatever? Ten to one, people, though 
knowing of various organizations, do not take the trouble to 
ask about them. Nor does the average college man carry 
with him into the business world all the petty struggles and 
triumphs of his college days, though he may faithfully wear 
his fraternity pin. 

But there is another matter of special application to us 
fraternity women. Why should we not wear pins ? I feel 
sure that, of the fraternity women that graduate from their 
alma mater, at least one-half possess fraternity pins of their 
own. Now if, in the hurry and the worry of life, it becomes 
more difficult for a busy woman to put on some particular 
pin than to take one that is less significant, why must it re- 
main neglected upon her cushion ? I cannot, however, see 
why she could not remember it, unless — which may heaven 
forbid! — she becomes so careless of her person that she 
never wears any but those that come at the rate of five cents 
a roll. I would, however, suggest a course for the friends 
who are so busy or who have the deep theory that the 
people at large regard a fraternity pin in the light of a 
menace. One of the joys of an undergraduate girl, and 
especially a "new" girl, is to be, upon all occasions, the 
wearer of a pin. Dear friends, if you do not care that any- 
one should know of your college affiliations, lend your pins 
for the chief and particular use of the new girls in the chap- 
ter for which you once labored and in which you once 



The Fraternity Pin, 87 

rejoiced. Be generous, since you can be so. I do not say 
"give/* for that were too hard a word, — but **lend.*' And 
yet, after all, I trust that no Delta Gamma, confronted with 
this alternative, would stop to think. May she find that she 
likes the little bauble after all, and is glad to have a constant 
reminder of those happy days of her life. 

I hope that none ot us may deem our pins among the 
"childish things" to be put away, but may we alway have in 
mind the true signification. Do not think that I advocate 
••display." I believe that no true, refined woman will dis- 
play a fraternity pin any sooner than she would boast of her 
income or of the fact that she lived on a certain street. I 
most certainly believe that the honor of a fraternity comes 
from the noble living of its members, but I do not believe 
that women need to conceal the fact that they belong to 
such an organization any more than that they are members 
of a missionary society. Pray, do not think that I mistake 
the shadow for the substance. May we ever remember the 
days when we were safe under the protection of our alma 
mater; but above all, may we learn to lead the truest and 
the purest and the highest life. Kappa. 



^nitiaiijon into ^elta CSantnta« 

Before I have taken a dozen steps (upward or downward?) 
I am lost in darkness ; the steps are hollow and sloping and 
slippery, they seem to have been waxed. With difficulty I 
retain my footing. I count the steps, seventy-eight and 
over; I have lost track of the number and stumble giddily 
onward. I am conscious of openings from time to time — 
openings to what? I do not know. A damp air exhales 
from them, and the air is cold upon my face as I pass them. 
At last a dim red light above; with the next turn a blinding 
glare of light, then utter darkness. There comes a prodigi- 
ous rattling and grinding from above, then a jangling of 
bells. A sound of thunder, accompanied by a vivid flash of 
lightning, filled the air, even as the first notes of the bells 



88 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

reached my ears. The music clashed about me with a 
deafening din, to the accompaniment of the thunder. The 
place is filled with shrieks and hollow groans. It is grandly 
terrible. A creepy, shivery feeling runs up and down my 
spine; a fear of which I am ashamed takes possession of 
me. I wonder vaguely if, when I do not return to earth, a 
search will be made for my bones, and think how my friends 
and companions will speak in whispers of my strange, mys- 
terious disappearance, how — Hark! what was that? A 
giggle? Yes, unmistakably, a feminine giggle. The gods 
be thanked! I am saved ! Phi. 




The best of all days in our fraternity calendar is the Ides 
of March. It is an ill-wind that blows nobody any good, 
hence, although this date once upon a time, proved rather 
an unfortunate one for the late lamented Caesar, it is atten- 
ded with no fatal omens for Delta Gamma. For her it is 
the high festival of the year. The one day upon which the 
secretary turns to the first page of the chapter roll, and 
pauses to hear the answer "present,** from the stately 
matrons, who years ago, signed their names in the little 
book as charter members of the chapter. The list of names 
covers many pages now, and it is a long time ere the secre- 
tary completes her task by reading the name of the last 
freshman who was received within the fold. Often is she 
interrupted by reminiscences of the old days, which the 
name of some absent friend recalls, by anecdotes of college 
fun and mischief of one or two decades ago, of which her 
contemporaries accuse the most dignified woman in the 
room of having been the heroine, by tender regrets, gently 
spoken, when the names of those who will never meet with 
us on earth again, are read. But at last, when the roll call 
is over, the college girls and the alumnae feel that somehow 
the years between them have been swept away, that Delta 
Gamma means sympathy, affection and friendship, even 
from generation to generation. It is good for the active 
chapter and the alumnae to meet in this way once a year. 
To the former it is an inspiration to see that Delta Gamma 
is dear enough to busy housekeepers and sober school teach- 
ers to make them come long distances to be with the old 
and new friends upon Reunion Day; to the latter to be 
with old college friends once more is a delight that none but 
alumnae can know; to feel that the young girls, whom prob- 
ably they have never seen before, have planned this meeting 



90 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

for weeks and rejoice to have the old girls with them, is a 
pleasure to be remembered for the first six months after the 
reunion, and anticipated for the rest of the year. 



The recent transformation of the Harvard Annex into 
Radcliffe college is an event of sufficient interest and impor- 
tance to be mentioned even in Anchora. Although the 
fact and its causes and anticipated consequences have long 
since become familiar to the college world, we yet feel 
justified in discussing the subject once more, as it belongs to 
that order of events over which progressive women deem it 
a public duty to remain in a state of uninterrupted and ecs- 
tatic enthusiasm. However, it is not because the writer is a 
progressive woman that she discusses the subject. She is 
quite the reverse and therefore finds it difficult at times to 
maintain this approved attitude of mind in a creditable 
manner. Not that she does not sympathize with the 
advancement of Radcliffe college. After having stood 
so long looking through the pickets at Harvard college, 
it is quite a triumph for that institution to have gotten 
one foot over the university's threshold. The part we 
dislike about the matter is that it should be regarded 
as such an unspeakable honor by men and women alike, 
for the Annex girls to be admitted to equal privi- 
leges with Harvard men. We consider that the honor 
is attached to the other party, if it is a question of 
glory at all. It is Harvard who should be congratulated 
upon at last showing signs of being able to keep up with 
the times in educational improvements. We should prefer 
moreover, that these changes be made in a more natural 
and matter-of-course manner. Society does not pat a man 
upon the lead because he performs an act of justice, neither 
does it call before the curtain the one who has simply re- 
ceived his due; why then should it not be equally reasonable 
m regard to the affairs of educational institutions? We are 
weary of hearing women loudly proclaim their equality with 



Editorials. gi 

men, and then servilely turn and fawn upon the authority 
that grants them their so-called ''rights." If women have 
unswerving faith in their intellectual capacity, that is all that 
is necessary; their abilities will demonstrate themselves and 
nothing need be said about them. If, as a matter-of-fact, 
they doubt their own powers, and are only making a loud 
noise in order to postpone the discovery that "the defect in 
their heads is just absence of mind," the sooner they learn 
to keep still, the better. The writer believes in women so 
thoroughly, in their intelligence, their perseverance, their true 
womanliness, believes in them so unreservedly that it is 
painful to her to see them humble themselves so abjectly 
when accepting the tardy favors which men see fit to be- 
stow. To our mind it seems about time that our brothers 
were reminded that in the first recorded discussion upon the 
subject of higher education, mankind played a very igno- 
minious part. No man who accepts a certain familiar story, 
related in the third chapter of Genesis, has any right to ex- 
press his opinion upon the subject of education, in the pres- 
ence of a woman. What would be the intellectual develop- 
ment of the race, if Eve had been as stupid and unprogres- 
sive as was her husband? Did Adam care anything about 
the fruit of the tree of knowledge? He had to be urged to 
take even the first small taste of learning, and apparently 
repented of having even done that much, later. History 
thus makes it evident that man had very little to do with 
the beginning of the educational movement, and although 
he has played a more or less conspicuous part in its devel- 
opment, he certainly can never get around the fact that he 
owes all he knows to a woman. And in view of this undis- 
puted proof of her superiority, woman humiliates herself by 
deigning to seriously discuss the question of her education 
with man. It is rather late in the day for men to dictate to 
women in this matter. They should have begun several 
thousand years ago. 

As we read the chapter letters we note that they indi- 
cate an increasing tendency in Delta Gamma to devote more 



92 Delta Gamma Anchara, 

and more time to social intercourse and less to formal pro- 
grams in the chapter meetings. In saying that we are 
heartily glad of this we know that we challenge the disap- 
proval of many serious minded people. This we regret, but 
nevertheless we must confess that we have little sympathy 
with the class of people who regard all social graces and 
accomplishments as frivolous and without value. We hope 
that the girls of Delta Gamma will learn something more in 
their college course than the principles of mathematics and 
logic, that they will come to the realization that the mere 
knowledge of facts and power of thought does not consti- 
tute the highest culture. Of course these things are of fun- 
damental importance; in pleading for accomplishments we 
are not underestimating better things, but only trying to 
show that peaches are better with the bloom upon them. 
For the polish that is simply veneering over the cheap ma- 
terials one cares nothing, but that which gains in lustre with 
daily use, because the wood beneath is firm fibred and true 
to the core, one values. The uncut diamond is only trea- 
sured for its potential brilliancy, the light that burns within 
its heart is useless before the careful lapidary has cut and 
ground and polished the little stone until each tiny facet 
sends a gleam of light into the world. Thus it is with edu- 
cation; even a strong character and a well-trained intellect 
need the external polish of social grace to complete their 
development into beauty as well as usefulness. The aesthe- 
tic side of life has its value and time is not wasted in its cul- 
tivation. The fact that a woman possesses a gentle voice, a 
gracious manner, ease in conversation, and taste in dress 
does not argue that she is wedded to frivolity and worldli- 
ness. There is vanity of various kinds, and the girl who 
considers herself superior to the need of social accomplish- 
ments often manifests that quality in its most obnoxious 
form. It is good for the girls to study astronomy, to under- 
stand Browning (if the human being lives who can), and to 
be versed in political science, but it is good also for them to 
have the lesser virtues of gentle manners and social tact, 
and chapter meetings ought to furnish a good occasion for 



Editorials. 93 

their cultivation. College girls are apt to think that there 
can be no compromise between strength of mind and grace 
of manner, that a woman cannot be both well-dressed and 
intellectual, which are very erroneous impressions. We are 
not advocating the cause of society to the exclusion of higher 
things; we do not consider it desirable that college girls 
spend any appreciable amount of time in studying fashion- 
able fads. We would simply urge all members of Delta 
Gamma to seek, not development in one direction alone, but 
in all directions, intellectual, artistic, moral, and social. As 
college duties absorb so large a proportion of the students' 
time, they have little time to mingle with the outside world, 
and fraternity meetings naturally come to constitute in great 
degree, the social recreation of their members. Then why 
not make them helpful as well as enjoyable, by using them 
as a means to cultivate the lesser virtues of good manners 
and social ease? 



©hatrter getter^^* 



alpha; mount union college. 

Unpleasant thoughts come thickest and assume most 
monstrous shapes at night — so thought I as I longed for 
"Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep," and comforted my 
drowsy conscience, murmuring, "Marcji is a long way off, 
and anyway a gentle reminder will come from Miss Firkins 
in time to write half a dozen letters." Presentiments are 
not always to be trusted, but the next morning the inevitable 
postal arrived. When I read thereon the parenthetical plea 
for "something unusual, if possible," I wished I could send 
ten advertisements and literary productions that would — be 
worth printing. Alas, how ignominiously do we sometimes 
fall from our high intentions! I must content myself with 
the ordinary chapter letter. At all events it will be a record 
of good times. 

The State Oratorical Contest comes first and foremost. 
There are ten colleges in Ohio that belong to the association, 
and this time it was our turn to entertain. Alpha invited 
Eta to visit her at the time of the contest and eight of the 
girls responded. We were very much pleased to entertain 
also Miss Smith, and one of the Kappa girls, both from ' 
Buchtel. Of course you wish to know who the girls were — 
at least those of you who attended the last convention. 
They make quite a list: the Misses McGillicuddy, Land- 
enbach. West, Cheshire, Druly, Alexander, Brophy and 
Harpham. A few of us went to the train to meet the 
girls and conduct them to their destination with the 
aid of street cars and sleighs. "All day the hoary me- 
teor fell," and the air was crisp and cold, yet in the 
afternoon these maidens met together at the home of 
the writer and her sister for an informal good time. It is 
to be taken for granted that ^ so large a crowd of Delta 
Gammas could not come together without making themselves 
known in some way. This we did literally, We sat in a 
circle, most of the girls choosing the floor, in preference to 
seats perhaps more proper, but not nearly so conducive to 



Chapter Letters. 95 

sociability, and gave our undivided attention to the creation 
of a yell — a real yell — for Delta Gamma. But I'll speak of 
that later. The time passed rapidly, and was well filled in 
becoming better acquainted. Shortly after the serving of 
refreshments the girls departed, in time to prepare for the 
contest. A detailed account is impossible, but two features 
must be noticed. The orator from Buchtel was one of our 
own fraternity. Miss Lulu Parker, and she did her part 
gracefully and well, holding the closest attention of her 
audience. We were glad to make it known that she was a 
Delta Gamma, though of course she could not be with us as 
were the other girls. When, after treating the audience to 
college yells, the boys gave vent to fraternity spirit by a 
similar mode of expression, we summoned our courage and 
cleared our throats and gave the result of the afternoon's 
effort. We were quite well satisfied that it was a success, 
and even the "lords of creation" acknowledged that it was 
"really well done." Some of the girls took the train the 
same night and others remained till Friday. This is only 
one of the pleasant times spent with Eta. At the close of 
the Christmas vacation we were very pleasantly entertained 
at the home of Laura Jester, who had returned for the 
holidays. The girls and their gentlemen friends were 
present, and the time was spent in playing games, and in 
"jest and youthful jollity," dainty refreshments forming a 
pleasant diversion. We have had some additions to our 
hall — one, a picture given us by Rose Tolerton. And there 
is an addition to our chapter, too — Miss Elizabeth Hillis, 
whom we are glad to introduce. We are now preparing for 
the all-important Re-union, to us one of the best parts of 
fraternity life. 

Harriet P. Marsh. 



delta; university of southern CALIFORNIA. 

To all wearers of the anchor Delta sends greeting. 

All of our girls are so busy with college work that we 
have scarcely had a chance to stop and think of gaiety this 
term. However there have been a few breaks in the mono- 
tonous routine of school work since our last Anchora 
arrived. One of our dear girls, whom we had hoped to see 
wearing the anchor soon, has left her maiden home for a 
life-long membership in another kind of fraternity. I speak 
of Miss Jessie Garton, who was married last month to Mr, 



g6 Delta Gamma. Anchora. 

John Farmer. AH the Deltas assisted at the wedding, which 
was at high noon, and a beautiful wedding it was, too. 

Not long since the young men of the academy gave a 
most delightful party to the academic girls at Music Hall, 
and they invited the active members of Delta Gamma to 
help them entertain their lady friends. We, of course, felt 
quite honored by the invitation, and did our best to make 
the evening a successful one. The college boys besides 
stealing ice-cream declared that they were going to invite 
academic girls to their next party. But nevertheless I think 
the college girls got the majority of the invitations to the 
sophomore reception, so we forgave them freely. 

I think it is a charming plan suggested by Kappa chapter 
in the November Anchora of having the meetings divided 
up, and I wish more of the chapters could follow it. 

At the Christmas vacation we had the pleasure of meeting 
Miss Ruth Harris of Lambda, who was visiting Louise 
Montgomery at Pasadena. We had them come over for an 
afternoon to meet all of Delta's active girls. None of them 
had seen Miss Harris before, but all fell very much in love 
with her. We do not often meet J r*s from the East, and 
are always anxious to do so. 

Thursday of last week, being a holiday, witnessed the 
inter-collegiate field sports at the athletic park. The girls 
were out as usual, wearing scarlet tor the U. S. C. boys, who 
only succeeded in winning one medal after all, but of course 
we are all thankful for one. We are looking forward to the 
next coming of the Anchora, and hope all d r*s are as 
loyal as the western chapter who sends love to them each 
and every one. 

Frances Whitlock. 



ZETA; ALBION COLLEGE. 

We have three new sisters to introduce to you this time. 
Leila Scofield, whom we pledged a year ago, and Mary Elder, 
whose answer we were awaiting when we wrote last, were 
duly presented to the goat of Delta Gamma pn Friday night, 
Jan. 19th. On Saturday afternoon the vows were given and 
Ida Van Slyke pledged, after which a dainty tea was served 
to which the pledged members were invited. 

We have had several gay times at the hall. At one Miss 
Conine, a friend of Adelaide Siddall, was present and we 
feasted on marshmallows, molasses candy, and a dishpan of 
popcorn, and "pure and sparkling" water. 



Chapter Letter^. 97 

At another time, Miss Houghtaling, an old Delta Gamma 
girl, was with us. and together we called up old times. On 
one Saturday evening we were entertained by Martha Brock- 
way Armstrong, and, as we always do, had an enjoyable 
time, and again last Saturday we spent a pleasant evening 
with Helen Davis. 

We are sorry to say that on account of ill health Laila 
Hicks, a pledged member, has been obliged to seek a war- 
mer climate. She has gone with her mother to Santa Fe 
where we hope she will soon recover. She left us a note 
bidding us good-bye and inclosed a generous supply of 
where-with-all with which we purchased a lounge and screen 
to decorate our hall. 

We are all working so hard that we fully expect a "rush 
of brains to the head," which, of course, brings name and 
fame to Delta Gamma. 

The 17th of this month we celebrate our reunion day and 
are expecting a glorious time, some of the old girls are com- 
ing back and we plan a feast of good things and a flow of 
nonsense. 

Grace Cogshall. 

eta; buchtel college. 

Let me see, what have I to tell the Anchora this time? 
Not much. I fear, that is new or interesting to the dear 
soul, but I suppose she has a sympathetic ear for all her 
friends, even if some of them are uninteresting. In the first 
place, I have something on my mind, and want to get it off 
as soon as possible, so I beg of each and every Delta Gam- 
ma to make a note of my earnest prayer that she will, on her 
marriage, send a notice of the same to her chapter, send re- 

f)orts of all hew babies, and when on her death bed, let her 
ast words be, "Send a notice to A /^immediately." I won- 
der if it is as hard for all of you to find out the details of 
these things, as it is for me. Perhaps I'm a little more stu- 
pid than need be, but when some one sends me word of a 
new baby, how am I to find out name, date, etc.? Of course 
I can write and inquire, but even then there is no certainty 
of finding out what I want to know. Dear me, my good 
friend frowns and says in a mild way, "Don't preach, please, 
it isn't pleasant." I didn't mean to then, and won't do it 
again, but have just been trying to write personals and felt 
that I must free my mind on the subject. Now, what have 
we done? Oh, yes, right after Christmas we had our hall 



98 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

papered and the floor polished, and moved in, so now we 
have plenty of room to air our ideas (when we have any). 

By-the-way we are one more than we were last term; one 
of our wanderers has strayed back. Katherine Langhead, a 
sophomore, who left us four years ago, came back at Christ- 
mas and began her work where she dropped it so long ago. 
Dear me. here I am telling you about a girl coming back last 
Christmas, when it is Spring now, and is such beautiful 
weather that I am sure there is a mistake somewhere in the 
calendar, and have begun to think what I shall do on the 
fourth of July. Carrie Cannon, a former member of the 
present junior class, made us a visit last week. We were 
very glad to have her with us and to learn that her health is 
somewhat better. 

We are feeling quite proud of Maude Newbury, our soph- 
omore, who took first place in the sophomore Ashton prize 
contest. Of course we don't tell her so, and Anchora 
mustn't, but we always feel proud of our girls when they do 
well. We had a celebration in the hall the night after the 
contest, when Maude gave us a delightful spread. Lulu 
Parker, a junior, took first place in the local oratorical con- 
test and fifth in the state. The state contest was held at 
Mt. Union College, Alpha's home, so they invited us all 
down there. We went, ten of us, and had just a splendid 
time. The Alpha girls gave us a reception in the afternoon 
before the contest and while there we made up a yell to be 
used if we had an opportunity. We had one and made good 
use of it, too. Here is the yell: 

**D. G.," 

Zip, boom, bah. 

Delta Gamma, Delta Gamma, 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 

We initiated our two freshmen, Theresa Alexander and 
Margaretta Cheshire, Saturday night. You remember I 
told you that we were going to try to restrain our savage 
beast somewhat. Well, we did, and I must say we were 
fairly successful, but what do you suppose there is in the 
appearance of a guileless freshman that rouses the ire of the 
goat? Well, perhaps, it's just as well to let him have it out 
with the freshman, for if he could not do that, he might turn 
and rend the more dignified personages who feed him his 
daily supply of hairpins. 

The next thing on the program is Reunion day, the 15th of 
March. Then we will have a birthday party in the hall with 



Chapter Letters. 99 

all the old girls who are in town, and letters from those who 
are not. 

Oh,' yes, I must tell you that we have adopted a new plan 
for •' frat " meeting. We are to have a short business meet- 
ing every two weeks, and on the odd weeks are to have a 
social meeting from half-past four to half-past six or seven, 
with tea in the hall. We are expecting to have some very 
cozy, delightful times, and are anxiously waiting to see how 
they turn out. 

I wish I had something pleasant to tell you, but try as 
we may, we can't be interesting, when we are not so natur- 
ally. 

Elizabeth M. Brophy. 



KAPPA ; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. 

Ye event has come and gone ! Charter day, junior hop, 
Greek and Latin plays, are ghosts of the past that conjure 
up a troop of happy recollections; and now once again we 
are translating Greek with all the old time routine. Yet our 
work will be lightened by many a memory of our day's 
holiday. 

Our dear old university, which now ranks in size, equip- 
ment and scholarship among the three chief colleges of the 
West, and which with its campus challenges esteem, has 
been celebrating its quarter centenary in the past few days. 
To say that the celebration was a success, would but feebly 
describe this gala time. Beginning with the departmental 
receptions, to which guests, from college m'en to governor, 
and student to newsboy, flocked, until the last strain at the 
junior hop, or last spark of oratory at the alumnae dinner, 
success was to the scarlet and cream. 

The event of events was the annual addresss, upon "The 
Western University," by Professor George E. Howard, an 
alumnus, now occupying the chair of American history in 
Leland Stanford, Jr., University. 

The New York Tribune, in a flattering article, discourses 
upon a Greek play in the "Far West upon the banks of the 
Platte" ; here we shall not enter into a discussion upon the 
physical geographv of Nebraska, nor the spot upon the 
globe where Lincoln stands, but we may say these Greek 
and Latin plays of the "Antigone," of Sophocles, and the 
"Captive," of Plautus, given by the classical students, as- 
sisted by the glee, banjo and mandolin clubs, were the most 



811787 



100 Delta Gamma Aftchora. 

popular of the festivities. It all ended with the hop^nd 
banquet, made brilliant by the wit and wisdom of our chan- 
cellor, President Slocum, and President Gates, and number- 
less other after dinner speakers. Although at Lincoln "we 
have co-education," no woman president or speaker graced 
our feast; but in the glorious day now coming, this state of 
things may be reversed. The man will not be missed. We 
have had our day of days; and we are swelling with pride over 
our achievements, equally brilliant and substantial, which 
the anniversary commemorates. 

On the evening of charter day, the Delta Gammas, real- 
izing that, of all contrivances, the reception is the most 
ingenious in this agreeable world, were at home with Miss 
Webster. Guests to the number of four hundred came, and 
without flinching, we may say the noise which greeted the 
ear was truly **unlike the deep continuous roar in the streets, 
unlike the hum of millions of seventeen-year old locusts, 
lacked the musical quality of the spring conventions of 
blackbirds, could not be compared to the vociferations of a 
lunatic asylum," but was the noise simply of our higher 
civilization. The parlors, nooks and corners were gorgeous 
with scarlet and white, while the supper room was resplend- 
ent with bronze, pink, and blue. 

February seems to be an all -eventful month for us. 
Beside the centenary, George Washington, and some Delta 
Gamrr^a birthdays, two guileless freshmen, Georgie Camp 
and Sadie Burnham, are among our latest accquisitions. 
Do not think we are giddy ; but after the withering rebuke 
of the phptographer, who, despite our gorgeous apparel, said 
we were *'the homeliest girls he ever seen," we all feel that 
Georgie and Sadie will greatly enhance our fraternity 
picture. 

Just now we are quietly planning a 5 o'clock tea at Miss 
Schwab's home for Mrs. Mabel Tarr Boyd, of Zeta, who 
comes to speak to the working girls' club, February 28. 

We yet continue our parlor lecture course, and on Friday 
Mrs. Sawyer talks to the girls and their friends upon the 
"Higher Education of Woman," at Mrs. Sewell's home. 

Our Nebraska this winter is "Our Italy." Old Probabili- 
tis still smiles; may the skies smile as sweetly on all our 
anchored girls. Martha Hutchison. 

M 

lambda; university of Minnesota. 

Football is a thing of the past, baseball a thing of the 
future, yet the University of Minnesota is not dead nor yet 



Chapter Letters. loi 

sleeping; for the University of Wisconsin, so badly defeated 
at our ball park last fall, have sent us a challenge to an in- 
tellectual tussle from which they expect to come off victo- 
rious, and surely the odds are on their side, for have they 
not chosen the subject for debate, and is it not an economic 
one in which their political science professor is particularly 
interested. And have they not for several years past been 
training themselves in debating, even to the exclusion of 
other literary work? But our men are at work and we may 
bear off the palm as well as the pennant, who knows? 

Our president is in New Mexico but we are still at work. 
The latest from our faculty was a resolution to abolish all 
class or term marks, the only record of the students* work 
to be 2i failed, conditioned ox passed and an occasional //w^^rf 
*V«/« lauded This ruling has not yet gone into effect as it 
must receive the approval ot the Board of Regents first, but 
should it receive this, it undoubtedly will that of the general 
student body also. By the way — maybe you do not care to 
hear about the different universities and their workings, but 
since I especially enjoy that part of a college or fraternity 
paper, it naturally slipped into my letter. Personally I 
should like a much larger share of it in our chapter letters 
than now appears. 

Lambda's number has been increased by one since last 
she wrote and now is introduced to Delta Gamma world her 
latest, her baby, little Beth Burt, '97. WeVe wanted her since 
September but only recently fastened her securely with our 
rope and anchor. Alice Jones and Julia Murray of Sigma, 
will recognize the name, or would if I had said Bessie Burt. 
But we have one Bessie already and so we re-christened our 
Bessie Louise. Beth. 

Washington's birthday what a good time we had! Many 
of our alumnae, Margaret Thompson of Sigma, and all our act- 
ive chapter, numbering about thirty in all, gathered at 
Gratia Countryman's at about ii a. m. and staid 'til 4 p. m. 
Five of the girls were dressed in old fashioned costumes in- 
cluding hair a la Elizabeth Barrett Browning and one genu- 
ine old snuff box (filled with pepper). The luncheon was 
delicious, the costumes were undeniably old and you may 
imagine the rest. Suffice it to say that the proverbial char- 
acteristic of woman was not demonstrated untrue. 

We are again experiencing difficulty in securing acquies- 
ence to an inter-fraternity contract. It will be remembered, 
that last year four of the five sororities here pledged them- 
selves not to invite girls to join their societies before they 
had registered at the University. The fifth fraternity this 



102 Delta Gamma Anchara. 

year again refuses to join in the contract, which, however, 
bids fair to be signed by five sororities nevertheless. Last 
Saturday nine girls, two being graduates, two pharmacy and 
five sophomore academic, were initiated into Tri Delta, thus 
establishing a chapter of that order here. The sorority was 
kindlv received, as we all feel that there was, and still is 
room here for more fraternities than we have. 

Great plans are being made for Reunion day and in next 
Anchora we will tell you all about it. 

I almost forgot to say that at our Gopher election (Go- 
pher, meaning here, the annual of the junior class and not 
the native rodent of the state) one of our girls. Grace Ten- 
nant, was elected to a position on the board of editors. Of 
the thirteen members, one is a Delta Gamma, one an Alpha 
Phi, two barb girls, one a Phi Gamma Delta, one a Chi Psi, 
one a Delta Tau, one a Psi U, one a Delta U and four, barb 
boys. Are not class politics awful, especially with fraterni- 
ties mixed in? Delta Gamma has persistently kept out of 
^'combines" and since Grace was elected without our 
pledged support for the ticket she ran on, we feel she won 
because of her fitness for the place. 

But now I'll truly stop. Avis Winchell Grant. 



XI ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

We are home again and I think we little knew what 
"home" was to us, until we found ourselves cast on the 
world and our "Delta Gamma" lodge confronting the 
chance passer with its signal of warning. We were in the 
power of physicians and health officers and one of our 
household, Miss Lucie Seeley, the victim of a fever. Our 
greatest regret, however, was caused by the fact that we 
could not be with her in her illness and the sorrow that 
came to her. Sympathy we could not express in a material 
way, but surely there is a silent current that flows from 
heart to heart, bearing its sweet comfort. It was well to 
leave our house for a little while, as it proved to us the 
kindness of outside friends, and also by the loss of a social- 
istic center, the need we have of such a center. 

I must not forget that we have not as yet introduced to 
our Anchora, Xi's initiates — a rather late presentation, yet 
that which comes last is the fairest of all. At our initiation 
banquet, held the first week after the holiday recess, we 
proudly displayed six rather crumpled victims of the Gre- 



Chapter Letters, 103 

cian goat. Dr. Frances Bishop now carries the anchor into 
scientific fields, the Misses Mabel Colton, '95. Helen Allen, 
'96, Sarah Brown, '97, Agnes Burton, '97 and Belle Krolik, 
'97, carry it into the field of letters. You will see that we 
number among our initiated several higher class girls, which 
has been done with so happy a result for the fraternity that 
we are agitating the advisability of waiting until the sopho- 
more year before giving invitations of membership in the 
sorosis. If this plan could be adopted generally, would it 
not do away with many objections which we encounter in 
our present plan? 

We have been most pleasantly entertained by Mrs. Nan- 
creed, one of Xi*s honorary ladies; she tested our book lore 
well, for we found ourselves at a library party or rather a 
curiosity shop, to which each contributed his morceau. 
Mrs. Thomas opened her house to us, and gave a blind art 
party; the productions of some guests might have graced 
the walls of a Paris salon, while others rivaled the riddle of 
the sphinx. 

A letter from Miss Anna Bayer, now at the University 
of Wein, gave us charming sketches of galleries, Wagnerian 
opera, and the Burg theater. She was heartily welcomed 
as the first woman to enter the department of "Philologie" 
at the university, and we justly feel not a little pride in this 
invasion of old party conservatism by our free born Ameri- 
can sister. 

We regret to write of the death of Mrs. John F. Seeley of 
Caro, Mich., which occurred in Ann Arbor, Feb. i6th. Miss 
Lucy Seeley has returned to her home, where she will re- 
main for the rest of the year. 

Florence Gale Barnes. 



SIGMA; northwestern university. 

We have many things to tell about in this number. First, 
we initiated two very dear girls — Jennie Tilt, about the last 
of November at the home of one of the girls, six miles from 
college. The participants enjoyed themselves hugely, as for 
the victim she thought she was going to a spread until the 
last moment, and her surprise can be imagined when she first 
began to suspect what was going on. Florence Dyer, who 
came to us from Baltimore, and who pledged very soon, 
thanks, no doubt, to her previous rushing there, was initiated 
Feb. 9, at 4 a. m. Realizing that this would probably be the 



104 Delta Gamma AndJiora. 

last one of the year, we wanted to make it as impressive as 
possible. Accordingly at the hour mentioned, she was 
awakened and left alone to prepare herself for the ordeal by 
the dim light of a candle. It was pouring without, but we 
cared little for such a trifle, and proceeded with the initia- 
tion, returning to Frat hall in time for a very tempting 
breakfast. 

Our annual reception was given Feb. 2, at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Hurbert, and proved a great success. The 
table, which was decorated in pink, was presided over by 
Beth Pegram and Anna Smith. 

The girls at Northwestern had a most enjoyable time 
at **Pan Hall" which was held Feb. 24. The entertainment 
consisted of a farce given by the elocution girls, and wit- 
nessed by figures dressed as phantoms. After slight refresh- 
ments, the remainder of the evening was spent in dancing. 

A new institution has appeared at Evanston, that is the 
Coffee Club. The object of this club is to revive the art 
of conversation and to promote greater sociability among 
all the students. The members meet once a fortnight at 
the Evanston restaurant and are assigned seats in such a 
manner that no two people are together two evenings in 
succession. The refreshments consisted of a cup of coffee 
and some wafers, no more and no less, and one of the most 
important points is that anyone speaking of the weather, 
professors or of college affairs is fined ^vt, cents to the per- 
son detecting. Every one is requested to read some stand- 
ard author at least two hours during the time between meet- 
ings and to be able to report the best sentiment or thought 
which he has found in the book. The meetings have been a 
grant success, and the membership of the club is fast increas- 
ing. We earnestly recommend the plan to other colleges 
and hope it will prove as successful as here at N. W. U. 

Elizabeth Kendall. 



TAU; UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. 

Everybody around the university wears an expectant air 
these days, for we are all waiting for good news from Des 
Moines. We think the legislature is going to treat us well 
this year and we even hope for the Special Tax. You know 
we have to go begging the law-makers every two years for 
the wherewithal to live and poor living we get sometimes, 
but for all that we are **out-growing our clothes." Over a 
thousand students and more coming. 



Chapter Letters. 105 

Spring is coming. We did not learn this from a poem, 
nor have the "robins come again," but the programs for the 
spring term are out and how the faces lengthen at the short 
announcement, "Prof. Patrick will be absent during this 
term." Prof. Patrick holds the chair of Philosophy and his 
work is very popular. He will spend the summer abroad, 
studying most of the time at Leipsic. 

The speakers for the oratorical contest have been an- 
nounced, and for the second time in the history of S. U. I., a 
girl has taken a place. Not that girls fall behind in orator- 
ical ability, but they do not often care to enter the lists. 
Our best wishes are with our fair representative, Miss Kelso, 
and we may astonish the Northern League by sending her 
to Ann Arbor. 

There has been an unusual impetus in fraternity circles 
this year. A chapter of Theta Nu Epsilon has been estab- 
lished, and, in the Law School, McLain chapter of Phi Delta 
Phi is already a strong power. Last, but not least, a chap- 
ter of Sigma Nu has organized with a membership of twenty. 
Sigma Nu is the eleventh fraternity to establish itself at S. U. L 

We miss Mrs. May Montgomery from our circle very 
much. Not daring to brave an Iowa winter she went south 
at Christmas time. We hope she will come back to us for 
the spring term. 

The last of February, Miss Margaret Gleason. '93, from 
Englewood, 111., spent a few days with S. U. I. friends. 
Delta Gamma girls would like to keep her here; it is hard 
to let any one go. especially one who has been for four 
years a loyal member. 

Helen Cox, from Chicago, paid us a flying visit the last 
of January. 

We have a new sister to introduce to you. Miss Ger- 
trude Fairchild, of Clinton, Iowa, enters the vniversity a 
sophomore; her first year's work was done at I. A. C, Ames. 
She is remarkable for greatness of heart, rather than great- 
ness of stature, but you know it is quality we seek, and our 
"baby" is not lacking in Delta Gamma requirements. 

Three of our girls. Miss Blanchard. Miss Larrabee, and 
Miss Alford, spent a week in Des Moines recently, and at- 
tended Govenor Jackson's last reception. 

Our anniversary day is near at hand. We are planning 
to gather in our scattered members and make it a day worth 
remembering. We hope to have letters from all that can- 
not be present in person while those that gather 'round the 
Delta Gamma board will count up their blessings, and in 
spirit rejoice with their sisters near and far. 



io6 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

This is not a want column, but we have a request to 
make or rather a question to ask. Where do you get your 
Delta Gamma stationery? We do not like the samples 
Dreka sends us, and yet we have seen designs that we ad- 
mire very much. We would be glad to know of any other 
house from which we may order. 

Hawkey e, Vol. IV., is just from the press, a weighty lit- 
tle volume bound in dark green and gold. It is quite dif- 
ferent from the annuals that have preceded it, and we think 
the change is for the better and the junior class is to be con- 
gratulated. Why would it not be interesting at least for 
chapters to exchange junior annuals? 

Now for daisies and buttercups, examinations, and the 
spring fever! 

Mary C. Holt. 

phi ; university of colorado. 

I was almost tempted to let this letter go by, excusing 
myself with the thought that there is so little to write about; 
but remembering a saying which I read or heard somewhere 
to the effect that *'a man who won't live fn the country be- 
cause there is so little going on, has a place in his head 
where there is still less going on,** I concluded that a college 
girl must have something to say for herself, unless she be a 
very shy, reticent maiden, which I am very sure that I am 
not, or an exceedingly brainless creature, which I trust I am 
not. 

The most wildly exciting event of the season was the 
annual oratorical association, held at Boulder, Colorado, the 
i6th of February. Before the eventful day had arrived, we 
were all in a flutter of nervous excitement, for to entertain 
and feed a large party of visitors, and to try to produce the 
lasting impression upon their minds that the equal of our 
college and students never has been nor ever shall be, is no 
mean task. Now that it is all over, we look back upon it 
with a great deal of pleasure, and feel that we are justly 
proud. We came out second best, but that is a great deal 
better than not coming out at all. Judges are such uncer- 
tain sort of creatures, you can't place much dependence 
upon them, and while they deemed it just to decide other- 
wise, we feel that our contestants deserved the first and 
second places, and have given them the same in our own 
minds. 

We are all looking forward to Reunion day, anticipating 



Chapter Letters, 107 

such a fine time; how fine, only one who enjoys the enviable 
lot of being a Delta Gamma sister can realize. 

Phi has been making great plans for a chapter house 
next year, but as yet it exists only as a "castle in Spain." 
Perhaps were we more modest in our demands, and should 
we seek a place more like the humble dwelling of man and 
less like an enchanted castle of a fairy princess, our dreams 
would be less futile and nearer the point of realization. 

By the way, did our Delta Gamma sisters notice how re- 
markably good the Anchora's last issue was? Phi, in gen- 
eral, and every member of Phi in particular, noticed it, and 
commented upon the good editorials, the better chapter 
letters (at which the stern face of the associate editor 
relaxed into an unwonted smile), and the best exchanges. 

Jennie Frances Wise. 



CHi; university of CORNELL. 

In her letter of this month it is Chi's privilege to present 
to you her four new Delta Gammas who are not yet quite two 
months old. First you must know our one student in the 
law school, Mae Colgrove, to whom, as an incipient lawyer, 
we are learning to bring even so soon all Chi's knotty 
problems. Next let me present Genevieve Jarvis, better 
known as ** Dollie,*' a student in literature whose pretty 
bright eyes never fail to win an answering smile from each 
one of us. You surely know our freshmen, the Misses Ruth 
Nelson and Carrie Lawrence, for not to know them would 
argue yourself unknown. Could you see them at present, 
you would see secrets sticking out of their very eyes, for the 
freshmen are slyly preparing for their banquet which, of 
course,- no one must even suspect. Both Ruth and Carrie are 
vigilantly chaperoned. Ruth has a sister who has attained 
to the dignity of a junior and who exercises her authority 
with evident pleasure, but in spite of sister's frown our Baby 
Ruth will go to military balls. Carrie is carefully guarded 
by her cousin, a bold, bad Sophomore, and all the more care- 
fully as the time for the banquet approaches, but at the crit- 
ical moment we may trust her to elude the impertinent 
** Soph." This completes the quartet and as soon as the 
novelty of our new acquisition had worn off to both pursuers 
and pursued we gave our long talked of reception. Like 
most other receptions, there was the first hour devoted to 



I08 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

becoming generally acquainted and to ** May I have this 
dance?'* and to "I am so sorry our dance orders do not 
match." Then following were the three hours or more of 
dancing, and by no means to be disregarded were the many 
hours beforehand devoted to the necessary preparations 
for such a party. Since that time we have been strictly 
keeping Lent, not going out much but having a very happy 
time among ourselves. The day is fast approaching when 
we must lose our six seniors and we who are now juniors 
must assume the guidance of the "ship of state.** In the 
four short months left us to be together, we are planning to 
crowd into the busy routine many a ** spread," a picnic or a 
row, especially after the theses are in, and most laudable of 
all our resolves is the one to have every chapter meeting a 
good one. We celebrated St. Valentine's day at the last 
one, notwithstanding the fact that we were several days late 
in paying our respects. The tender missives our program 
committee insisted must be home-made. Some declared un- 
dying love; others were content with recalling old romances. 
All were voted a success. But what shall be our program 
for the next meeting and the next? Surely some of the 
other correspondents will come to our aid with suggestions. 

Blanche E. Moore. 



psi; woman's college, Baltimore. 

Well girls, you all know that it is not right to be super- 
stitious, but I am sure you all understand also that weird 
feeling you have when you belong to a party of thirteen. 
This was the feeling of the members of Psi chapter a little 
while ago. Of course we tried to deny the fact to ourselves 
by saying that our dear Psis who are not at college this year 
ought to be counted, but, in our heart of hearts, we knew 
that we were thirteen. 

So we decided to choose the two nicest girls in the 
Woman's College, who were not already Delta Gammas, 
and ask them to join the sacred order. Now we wonder 
how they could ever have been anything else but Delta 
Gammas, so you can all judge what fine girls they are. 

January 27th, all the active Psis, our Baltimore ex-Psi, 
Elma Erich, and our two pledglings, Mary L. Field, '95, of 
Wilmington, Del., and Edith West. '96, of Baltimore, took 
possession of Janet Palmer's cosy library, and had the jol- 
liest and most informal evening imaginable. 



CluLpter Letters, 109 

Then, having seen how nice the colors looked on the A 
r*s elect, you can well understand how very anxious we 
were to pin the dearly loved anchor on them, and call them 
full fledged Delta Gammas. 

As you all know, this time in the year is a busy one at 
the colleges. It was not until the "Father of our Country" 
kindly allowed his birthday to be in order that we had a 
chance to interrupt '*biny" in the delectable, but not busi- 
ness-like occupation of eating tin cans in retirement. 

What need to describe the solemn mysteries of the 2ist 
of February at Florence and Helen Thompson's home, or 
the choice dainties in the banquet in our chapter room 
which followed? You all have experienced the delights of 
an initiation. Sara Baylies was our toast mistress and 
Katherine Clazett first gave us her welcoming address. 
Then Janette Sherman delivered this original toast of which 
I feel that I must give you the benefit. 

at ^utible of yi0i0* 

Of all the fraternities, Bast or West, 

We none of us doubt Delta Gamma's the best. 

And of all of her members ' 

Of course the most wise 

Are her wonderful^ bright, and original Psis. 

We admit we're all young, 

Yet you will soon find 

We are indeed of many a size and a kind. 

We take in but few, but some people think 

The size of our chapter will yet make us sink. 

But our size is really our greatest of boasts. 

(I am sorry I can't tell the name of the toasts.) 

When we size up the others 

We all soon conclude 

That so many Psis would get into a feud. 

Beside being Psis, and our size being right, 

We have other sighs, some sad and some bright. 

There's the size of our pocket-book, — 

That's very small. 

Sometimes we think it has no size at all. 

The size of our judgment, that's right, never fear, 

Or else, I can tell you, we would not be here. 

But our size is seen the best way of all 

By the decisive things that we do. great and small. 

The size of the opinion we have of ourselves. 

If written in books, would cover nine shelves. 



I »0 Delta Gam?na Anchora, 

The size of oar hearts is great, goodness knows, 

The size of our love nnsizable grows. 

The size of Joe Anna is wonderfully small, 

The size of myself, most wonderfully tall. 

Concerning the size of the rest of the Psis, 

She, thinks them all oyct, J, under right size. 

We've sighs of delight at our being Psis, 

And sighs of pity for those who're not Psis. 

But the principal size, — and I tell you this true — 

And from all other Psis, you'll hear the same too, 

No sighs that were heard, whether deep, good, or bright, 

Surpasses the size of your welcome to-night. 

Mabel Carter was the third in order, and Janet Palmer 
finished the toasts by speaking shortly on our chief charac- 
teristic, — conceit. 

All the Psis were there, and Billy too, — on the prettiest 
menu card, bearing in his fore feet our anchor. 

What we are doing for the fraternity room, what invita- 
tions we have received of late, what business we have tran- 
sacted, and what we propose to do, I will have to postpone 
telling you until the next number of the Anchora. for I fear 
I have already trespassed on the space allotted to me. 

With many good wishes from all Psi. 

M: Christine Carter. 



omega; university of Wisconsin. 

The opening of the winter term brought with it the us- 
ual round of studies. Aside from our work, which has been 
much harder this year since Pres. Adams and the faculty 
have raised the standard of the university, we have enjoyed 
a number of social amusements. 

Our alumna! gave a library party for us at the home of 
Mrs. Slichter on the afternoon of January . We have held 
two social meetings, one a card party at Elizabeth Mill's, '95, 
and the other an informal musicale at Miss Bunn's, '91. 

The students of the university indulged in a military hop 
at Library Hall on the 17th of February, and an athletic 
meeting was held there on the eve of Washington's birthday, 
followed by an informal dance. The new gymnasium which 
is now nearing completion is to be opened next term by a 
large ball. This building is said to be the finest of its kind 
in the United States and Wisconsin is very proud of it. 



Chapter Letters, 1 1 1 

We are glad to welcome Miss Sadie Ciauson, cousin of 
Miss May Ciauson, '94, to our freshmen class. Although 
she does not as yet wear the anchor, she will soon do so. 

We are now looking forward to the banquet with great 
pleasure, as you probably are. Quite a number of our 
Alumnae from away are expected back and, as we have 
twenty-two in the city, we anticipate a very large gathering. 

Eva H. Bostwick. 



ALPHA. 

Mrs. Gertrude Stanley Jester is at the home of her pa- 
rents in Alliance, on account of the sickness of her father. 

It is with especial sympathy that we write of the sorrow 
that has come to Bertha Tedrow in the death of her father. 
She had been attending the medical school in Philadelphia 
and is now remaining at home. 

Rebecca Evans, Anna Elliott and Laura Jester were in 
town for the contest. 

Pearl Binford gave the college a short visit a week or two 
ago. 

Anna Hole surprised us all by arriving to visit friends 
just in time for the social at Laura Jester's. 

DELTA. 

Mrs. Ella Tarr Thomson is at home again from San Fran- 
cisco and is much better in health. 

Miss Fannie Tarr is visiting relatives in Los Angeles. 

Miss Jessamine Garton was married at her home on Jan- 
uary 23rd to Mr. John Garrett Farmer, of Iowa. Delta 
wishes them much joy. 

ETA. 

Martha Chase, formerly of the class of '96, entered Ober- 
lin at the beginning of the winter term. 

Leta A. Courtney, a former member of '95, was married 
last September to Mr. Miller, and is now living at Harvey, 
111. 

Minnie Wright Aydelotte is the happy possessor of a 
new little boy. 

Josephine Chaney, '92, of Canal Winchester, has been 



Personals. 113 

quite ill, but is better now, we are happy to say, and is doing 
a little private tutoring. 

Lura Burroughs Wise has a little boy about five weeks 
old. 

Miss Ora Cole, '93. who has been teaching oratory at 
Leroy, has been obliged to give up her position and go to 
Denver, on account of poor health. 

Lutie Matthias Gard of Hamilton, Ohio, has been visiting 
Mrs. Lizzie Jacobs, the past week. 

Mrs. Dr. Hoover has a baby boy. She now has two. 

Miss Nell Huntley, of Akron, was married during the 
summer to a Rev. Mr. Smith, and is living in Chicago at 
present. 

LAMBDA. 

Elizabeth Norris, ex '97, is teaching drawing in a convent 
school in Rochester, Minn. 

Mrs. Eva Bradford-Colcord, '88, is visiting friends in 
Minnesota. Her house in Instanter, Pa., was recently de- 
stroyed by fire, and it is to this accident that we owe her 
present visit. 

Miss Florence Gideon, '88, is in Minneapolis for a few 
weeks. Owing to ill health she has given up her school in 
Hastings, for the present. 

Word comes from Salt Lake City that Mrs. Ada Kiehle- 
King, '86, is the mother of another baby girl. 

Miss Mary Mills, '90, claims to be teaching in the high 
school, at Elk River, Minn. 

Miss Clara Kellogg. '93, is visiting in the east, and will 
not return until late in the spring. 

Miss Alice Butler, e.x '96, is in Berkeley, California, 
which will probably be her home for the future. 



There is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own 
works. — EccLES. iii, 22. 

There is no tenet in the Bible to which fraternity people 
subscribe so universally and with so much alacrity as the 
one quoted above. It is a principle that may be comfort- 
ably (for themselves) practised as well as preached, and, 
whatever may be their opinions in regard to other portions 
of that book, fraternities have absolute faith in the inspira- 
tion of this statement. They greatly prefer its doctrine to 
the one taught in the familiar verse, "Love thy neighbor as 
thyself." The latter sentiment they regard as beautiful, but 
impracticable; it is a literary exaggeration, a rhetorical 
flourish; the former is the simple, straightforward statement 
of an agreeable fact. When we read the glowing terms of 
self-satisfaction in which most of the fraternity journals de- 
scribe their orders and all that therein is, our amazement 
amounts almost to admiration. We should like to feel that 
way about Delta Gamma just once, only long enough to 
write one editorial, and we should feel forever after that we 
were not so conspicuously unworthy of occupying the 
sanctum. (We use the word sanctum to impress people 
with our editorial dignity; there is no such place, really.) 
In order to be a really successful editor one must be able to 
look at the virtues of their fraternity through rose-colored 
magnifying g4asses; one must 

*'Be to their virtues very kind, 
And to their fanlts altogether hlind/' 

Otherwise one's sense of humor will get the belter of one 
occasionally, and that is dangerous. 



Exchanges. 1 1 5 

The Alpha Tau Omega Palm for February comes to us in 
a very apologetic frame of mind. It apologizes for being 
late, apologizes for printing articles upon the Hawaiian 
question, apologizes for general deficiencies and particular 
offenses, and at last apologizes for errors in proof-reading, 
apologizes so profusely and thoroughly that there really is 
little left for which to apologize except the apologies. The 
editor evidently has not yet grown resigned to procfastina- 
tion on the part of correspondents and contributors. "Hope 
springs eternal in the human breast," the poet said — but 
sometimes it is very forlorn hope indeed. However, the 
following remark does not savor of discouragement, "We 
feel confident that the next number of the Palm will be 
one of the best ever published by our fraternity." How 
does an editor dare to make such an announcement as that? 
Have the long expected contributions arrived? Does he 
know whereof he speaks, or is he trying to gain new sub- 
scribers? 

When the Palm discusses the proof-reader and "counts 
four" Anchora sympathizes. If there is any individual in 
this world towards whom we cherish an undying grudge, it 
is the compositor, who disapproves of our diction and disa- 
grees with us and the Century dictionary in matters of spell- 
ing. Why does he delight to change our "friends" to 
"fiends", "angels" to "angles", and "writers" to "waiters"? 
Has he some deep-seated grievance against the human race 
which he avenges by making brilliant editorials appear to 
be the work of confirmed imbeciles? 

The Palm receives suggestions so graciously and accepts 
criticisms so amiably that Anchora almost repents of hav- 
ing offered her gratuitous advice. Anchora always is filled 
with remorse when she contrasts her own acerbity with the 
amiability of the exchanges, but consoles herself with the 
reflection that neither she nor they mean everything they 
say. As the Anchora undoubtedly thinks better of the work 
of her fellow editors than her criticisms might lead one to 
infer, and as it would be impossible for any editor to think 
as well of the exchanges as her rivals claim to do, per- 



Ii6 Delia Gamma Amhoni. 

haps, on a general average, she might come up to the stand- 
ard of editorial charity. 



The Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta is belated. A number 
dated November reaches us the last of F^ebruary. which 
makes it seem a little unseasonable. But it is the first issue 
of a new editorial board, and it is fashionable for first issues 
to be late. Besides the meteorologists would tell us that 
rainbows never appear until the storm is over, which may 
prove that tardiness is an hereditary tendency in Delta. Tau 
Delta's Rainboiv, The editor is full of naive surprise that **a 
certain promised article" which experienced editors all know 
so well, did not arrive in time for publication, full of contri- 
tion for his delay, and of promises for future promptness. 
The editorials are written in the usual style of novices, and, of 
course, cause a grim smile of amusement to overspread the 
faces of the more experienced journalists, but if we are a lit- 
tle amused, we are also sympathetic. We were young once 
ourselves; to be sure, it was a long time ago, but we have 
not forgotten how it felt. The youthful editor inevitably 
awakens to the fact that the enthusiasm of the members of 
his fraternity is composed chiefly of "words, words, words," 
not written ones, which is a great shock at first. But if one's 
nervous system is in good condition, one soon learns to bear 
the short comings of non contributors with philosophic 
calmness, and speedily becomes accustomed to the necessity 
of filling up the pages with the production of one's own ink- 
bottle, which latter burden affords an excellent" opportunity 
for seeing one's own opinions in print — the only one that 
most of us will ever have. 



The exchange editor of the Sigvia Alpha Epsilon Record 
has held the mirror before Anxhora that she might see her- 
self as others see her, and we candidly confess that the re- 
flection does not ** look pleasant." The Record^ in comment- 
ing upon the preceding number of Anchora, quotes all the 



li.vclia Nidi's. 1 1 7 

disagreeable remarks that are made therein "about the ex- 
changes, and leaves out all the pleasant ones (we admit that 
these are rather hard to find) and the result is somewhat 
startling. If the habit of making herself disagreeable had 
not become chronic, Anchora would certainly turn over a 
new leaf. She has never regarded the Xantippic method of 
persuasion as ideal. It may be effective, but it is not admir- 
able, and we rather prefer that Anchora be distinguished for 
some quality other than ill-nature. But fate is often unkind. 
The Record is hereafter to be published in Boston, which 
change of location, "it is hoped, will give it literary excel- 
lence and aesthetic tone." The first number issued under 
the new regime lacks the usual tone of inexperience, and of 
child-like confidence in the sympathic support of the frater- 
nity that ordinarily characterizes first issues, which bespeaks 
a wisely chosen editorial staff and promises much for the 
future success of the Record. 



"If there be one thing habitually disregarded by chapter 
correspondents when writing of rival fraternities it is com- 
mon civility. For that forbids the evil speaking which so 
often finds place in chapter letters. Suppose truth be there, 
is it not an unwholesome and ungenerous pleasure to herald 
another's weakness? Think of the injustice of a false or 
incomplete report! No chance for defense is given. They 
favor cowardly attacks, those vaunting letters and letters of 
spiteful explanation, and are unworthy." — Kappa Alpha 
Journal. 

The Anchora has so often expressed the wish voiced 
in the above clipping, that it is a pleasure to find some one 
else advocating the same good doctrine. It has been with 
much satisfaction that we noticed during the past four years 
an increasing effort upon the part of Anchora's chapter 
correspondents to mention rivals in a courteous and un- 
prejudiced manner, and earnestly we hope that it will not 
be long before all "envy, malice and uncharitableness," may 
be eliminated from our pages. Even if there is actually a 
reason for cherishing a bitter feeling towards rivals, which is 
not often the case, it is better to keep silent about it. 



Ii8 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

m 

Trouble between fraternities is at worst merely a matter of 
local disagreement, usually of antipathy between individuals, 
and personal and local unpleasantness should never be made 
a subject of public complaint. There is no reason to be- 
grudge our rivals the good fortune and honor that may 
come to them; rejoice with them rather. Our turn to be 
congratulated will come also. We believe that the fraternity 
which habitually disparages others, and lives according to 
the unwritten law, "hate thy rivals," has no right to exist. 
If there is not room for all fraternities in the college world, 
none should be tolerated. 

The editor of of the Greek Press in the Joumal is incon- 
sistent, which of course is natural enough in a man. He 
criticises Alpha Phi and Delta Gammu because they are not 
sentimental (much he knows about it), and A A A^ because 
the Trident is sentimental. Such contradictions are confus- 
ing, but we will overlook them in the youmal, because we 
have observed that the editor of that paper always seems a 
little nervous when he is writing about the sorority journals, 
and we would not intentionally add to the embarrassment 
of a bashful man by appearing to notice his awkwardness. 

When the youmal confines itself to the discussion of the 
ethics of the fraternity question, the Anchora always agrees 
with him. Witness the following: 

**Why should we not honor the member of a rival organi- 
zation, if he is worthiest of the honor? Why should we try 
to keep such a one from his rightful due, simply because he 
wears a badge different from the ones we wear? 

Kind feelings and generous instincts are the prompters 
of courteous action; and the real gentleman is he who is 
polite because he is uneasy in any other conduct. If real 
inter-traternal relations existed between rival organizations, 
then their dealings would always be courteous. 

It is sincerely hoped that malignity is dying out; that 
slander is soon to be banished; that "lifting" and stealing 
members and chapters will soon become a part of past 
history. 

May this year be a season of remarkable development in 
the cordiality and fairness between all college fraternities. 

Of course we love our order more than all others; but 
this is no reason for injuring or striving to injure others." 



Exchanges. 119 

Kappa Alpha Theta has been visited by an inspiration. 
At least such is our conclusion when we read in the January 
number reports from the president and treasurer of the 
fraternity, and editorials which seem to indicate that these 
are to be regular features of the Journal. The publishing 
of these reports is a brilliant stroke of diplomacy, and the 
woman who suggested them deserves a place in the civil 
service list. We have faith enough in the pride of the femi- 
nine nature to believe that no chapter and very few 
individuals could see the statement of her fraternity's finan- 
cial condition, and her own neglect in sending dues promptly, 
chronicled even once, without immediately settling up her 
accounts. Furthermore, KA & seems to have passed a law 
to the effect that the vice-presidents of the various districts 
must supply literary contributions to the journal. If they 
fail to do so, they must send satisfactory excuses, which will 
be published in the Journal. Evidently KA Q had Puritan 
ancestors, else she would not believe so thoroughly in the 
mortification of the spirit. 



The Arrow of Pi Beta Phi discusses the question, "Are 
Fraternities Worth While?" ostensibly pro and con, but 
actually so loyal to the fraternity idea is the editor that her 
arguments are all pro. Among other things, she says: 

Now we claim that fraternities are no more liable to the 
charge of narrowness and snobbishness than any other 
society outside of college or in, which is organized for a 
purpose and wants as members only persons who will con- 
tribute best to this purpose. 

But we, as fraternities, have certainly often been charged 
with giving ourselves pleasures which are a corresponding 
pain to others, and it is our duty by a declaration of our 
principles, and by the attitude of our individual chapters to- 
ward non-members, to remove this stain. 

We do not believe that the range of any college girl's 
friendship should be bounded by the fraternity circle, nor 
that college social life should be a strictly fraternity matter. 
Our fraternity should be but one of our interests, not the 
sole one. A broad life is possible in a fraternity as well as 



120 Delta Gamma Ajichora. 

anywhere else. Chapters should, we believe, consider earn- 
estly this phase of fraternity life. Is the social activity 
which your chapter creates of the highest and broadest type, 
or is it belittling, and in any way making life less pleasant 
for non-fraternity women? If so, it is not the fault of fra- 
ternity as such, but the result of personal narrowness and 
prejudice." 

We do not particularly desire to have it proved that fra- 
ternities are evils, yet it always looks as if the people who at- 
tempt to prove that they are an unmitigated blessing, meet 
with small success in their undertaking. Does the fact that 
other societies are ** narrow " and ** snobbish " make those 
faults less glaring in fraternities? Because one man has 
stolen your umbrella does not make it right for another to 
appropriate your mackintosh. We fancy that the endeavor 
to refute the charge of selfishness by a declaration of our 
principles would not result in a triumph for fraternities. 
The embarrassing and pertinent question: "If you have 
such beautiful principles, why do you keep them for purely 
ornamental purposes?" would very probably be asked. Such 
arguments are all for the other side. Fraternity people 
might as well admit facts first as last. Fraternities are sel- 
fish organizations, organized upon aristocratic principles for 
the benefit and pleasure of their own members, without re- 
gard to the feelings of outsiders. The only way of proving 
their praiseworthy institutions is to show that the resulting 
good to members is greater than the hann to outsiders. 



Vol. X. June, 1894. No. 4. 



Anchora of Delta Gamma 



A QUARTERLY. 



"d?^ union of souls is qti ancJ^or in storms." 



INA FIRKINS, . . Editor. 



MINNEAPOLIS : 
HALL, BLACK & CO. PRINTERS. 

1894. 



The Anchora is the official organ of the Delta Gamma Fraternity. It is 
itstied on the first days of November, January, April and June. Subscription 
price, one dollar ($1.00) per year, single copies, thirty-five cents. Material for 
publication should be mailed by the tenth of each month preceding the date of 
issue. All communications and exchanges should be addressed to the editor. 



Editor. — Ina Firkins. 

1528 Fourth St. S. £., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Business Manager, — Mary Mortensen, 

State University of Minnesota. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

Alpha— Harriet P. Marsh 1511 Union Ave., Alliance, 0. 

Delta— Frances Whitlock... University of So. California, Los Ang- 
eles, Cal. 

Zeta— Grace Cogshall 308 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Elizabeth M. Brophy Buchtel College, Akron, 0. 

Kappa— Martha Hutchison 2003 F. Street, Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — Ada Comstock State University of Minnesota. 

Xi— Julia Angell 23 Church St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Sigma— Elizabeth Kendall 206 Grove St., Evanston, 111. 

Tan— Mary C. Holt 418 N. Clinton Ave., Iowa City, la. 

Phi— Jennie F. Wise Bonlder, Colo. 

Chi— Blanche E. Moore Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi— M. Christine Carter Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega— Eya H. Bostwick 15 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wis. 



©clta ^ixxnxna ^ncljora* 



Vol. X. MINNBAPOLIS, JUNE, 1894. No. 4,: 



^ lHUa fov the CS^itor of a (S^oii^^^ journal* 

I would like to preface this paper with the remark that I 
am a member of a young college where all efforts are under- 
going the common initial difficulties, and where college 
spirit itself is hardly in its perfection. These thoughts are 
only the result of my own experience, and hence in some 
respects I may be mistaken. For any misrepresentations I 
beg to be forgiven. 

If there is any one girl in college who is to be most 
highly applauded, that girl is the editor-in-chief of the col- 
lege paper. We students who have never ventured on the 
sea of editorial woes, and who are not initiated to the mys- 
teries of the guiding of that perverse little ship of literature, 
cannot understand its rolling and plunging ; the necessity of 
the captain's having a keen eye for danger and a clear brain 
in the choice of the best channel ; and the discomforts and 
disagreeable duties attending her constant presence at the 
helm. The port of Glory is very rarely attainable even after 
the roughest voyage, and, unfortunately, the winds of dis- 
couragement and lack of sympathy and help, too often 
pervert the course of the ship, and drive it only as far as the 
harbor of Partial Success, or even to that of Dismal Failure. 

I think that all will agree with me when I say that the 
procuring of manuscript is one of the first difficulties of the 
editor. The chance contributor communes with herself thus: 
"It would certainly be a most noble and charitable act of 
mine if I should write an article for the paper." So, like 



122 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

some other noble and charitable purposes which she has, she 
glories in the virtue of conceiving the idea and determines 
to carry it out some day. Maybe in the overflow of self- 
congratulation she will say to the editor, in a benevolent 
"father of his country" style: 

"By the way, I have in mind a lovely article for the 
paper, on So-and-so." 

The editor, in a transport of delight, as if she has just 
received a reprieve from punishment, improves Miss Con- 
tributor's opinion of herself by voluble thanks. 

Unforeseen college work is the first thing which dampens 
Miss C's ardor, and time, the healer of all things, including 
an uncomfortable conscience, is another narcotic to memory. 
Days pass, and the unwritten article only troubles her sleep- 
ing thoughts. After a while the editor quietly reminds her 
of her promise. Miss C. then becomes peevish, first with 
herself, for being so rash, and then, it being so easy to 
blame others, she visits her sins ot omission on the editor. 

Possibly, by frequent supplications, the article at last 
is obtained, but, in the meantime, the editor's life is "not a 
happy one." 

Then the editorials! But our editors all tell us that that 
is the easiest part of their work. We, however, picking up 
our monthlies, turn to that department and expect to find 
brilliancy, wit, and originality personified. 

Oh no, we couldn't do it ourselves, but when we college 
girls confer upon her the high honor of editorship, she should 
leave no stone unturned, should lose sleep, neglect college 
work, little personal duties, and meals, — anything, that those 
editorials should be particularly fine. It is crime if she is 
not original and does not advance new subjects, and we don't 
even listen to her explanations and exclamations of over- 
work. 

If, in spite of her urgent appeals for humorous contribu- 
tions and futile efforts to get something funny for the joke 
department, she fills it up in despair with exchanges or bad 
puns, she is deluged with the wrathful ire of the unsym- 
pathetic reader. 



A Plea for the Editor of a College JournaL ^ 123 

There is one side of the editor's career over which we 
would like to draw a veil. That is when there is occasion for 
her to refuse, or to completely revise, an article, especially 
poetry. Her little ship is now wildly tossing between Scylla 
and Charybdis, the scorn and harsh criticism of her effi- 
ciency to judge good material, on the part of the reader, and 
the — but what word is there that fully describes the abused 
feeling of the gentle author ? It usually ends in her making 
an enemy of the latter person, for the public and the stand- 
ing of the college have to be considered. However, whether 
she is hated much or little depends upon her own tact, and 
the good sense of the contributor. 

It is hardly in her province to consider the finances of 
the paper, but she would not be considered faithful if she 
were not always interested in the subscription, the agree- 
ment with the printer, the cost of an attractive binding, the 
number of advertisers, and the hundred little expenses and 
difficulties which arise in the production of a college paper. 

If the paper is behind hand, she is the first one appealed 
to for plans by which the deficit may be made up. She is 
unanimously called to lead in the undertaking, and her 
resources are always unreservedly drained for the well-being 
of the child of her management. 

But I think that the editor's chief grievance is the lack 
of sympathy. Even her advisory board and fellow-helpers 
fail to appreciate her difficulties. They can not understand 
why she should find counting the number of words per col- 
umn, and the placing of matter, so irksome. They are very 
apt to be her severest critics, for they feel that their honor is 
particularly involved. 

And what a lack of sympathy is shown by the student 
subscriber! They know little about the 'management, and 
care less. They can do a great deal of grumbling, but 
extend little help. When they are abroad they talk very 
impressively about *'our paper," but very few words of 
praise come to the editor's ears. They have a high ideal 
about college spirit, but do not carry its principles into prac- 
tice where the paper is concerned. In fact, they are harsh 



124 # Delta Gamma Anchora, 

critics, and general objectors, and they need to be aroused 
to their duty as being sources of encouragement and sym- 
pathy, if of nothing else. 

Of course, none of this last paragraph applies to any 
member of Delta Gamma, but to the girls of the other 
fraternities, and to the barbarians. But let us increase our 
efforts to support our several editors, and be always ready 
to hold up the arms of those patient and hardworking girls, 
who are so truly loyal to their alma mater that they endure 
all the burdens and difficulties of her exponent — the college 
journal. M. Christine Carter, 

Psi. 



^ $vz»V^xnan* » fKoa»\ to the ^^Olix^e $ranch«tf«'* 

In a convent, hid safe out of sight, 
Lived a maiden, and night after night 

When the sweet lady monks 

Were asleep in their bunks 
She got up and lighted a light. 

And the next thing she did, it is said. 
Was to haul out from under her bed 

A monstrous great g^n 

That weighed almost a ton. 
And load it with lead— lead— lead. 

And after she*d loaded the gun, 
Awaj to her hat box she*d run 

To get a big knife — 

And then for dear life 
She'd whet it — as tho' it were fun. 

And she'd sing in a blood-curdling way 
The goriest, gruesomest lay. 

And some one who heard 

Has given his word 
That this is about what she'd say: 

I am thirsting for blug— blug— blug 
In a blue china mug-mug-mug. 

I'd think it great sport 

To drink up a quart 
From my jaggery— jug— jug— jug. 



A Freshfrmtis Toast > 125 

Oh! one of these days 'twill be filled 
When a maiden I know of is killed. 

When I brandish my knife 

She will beg for her life 
But Tm thinking her blood must be spilled. 

Oh! never again will she boast 

When she standeth and raaketh a toast 

With the airs of a sage, 

Of her uncommon age 
As tho' she were older than most. 

And never again shall she sing 
Of Fraternity Babies, or fling 

Disrespect at my head, 

For dead — dead — dead, 
She shall be by this knife in the spring. 

Then the eyes of the maiden would flash 
And she'd load up her gun with a crash 

And aim at the bed 

'Twixt the foot and the head 
In a way that was awfully rash. 

But with Time came a change, and one day 
The cannon was hidden away, 

And the maiden was dumb, 

For a letter had come, 
And she had a new plan under way. 

A letter had come, and it read: — 
"We've a new baby now, in your stead. 

Our little Beth B. 

Is the olive branch; she 
Is a dear — from her toes to her head." 

The maid read the lines o*er and o*er, 
And her chuckles grew into a roar. 

Revenge seemed so sweet 

Her joy was complete, 
And she rolled in pure mirth on the floor. 

*'Thc baby !" she shrieked in delight, 
"The infant— the atom— the mite!" 

"The wee olive twig!" 

Then she danced a wild jig, 
For "olive twig" struck her just right. 



126 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

"1*11 toast her as they toasted me!" 
She howled with true cannibal glee. 
The time's come to act — 
Now she toasts her in fact, 
So here's to our little Beth B. 

—Elizabeth Norns, '98, 
Lambda. 

Si^^H Sva\tvn\\lz» ^tt\»\* 

It seems to us that it ought to be plain to the most pre- 
judiced thinker that the existence of fraternities is but the 
carrying out of a natural law; a tendency which may be 
traced from the very foundation of the world, through every 
stage of civilization. 

From the orders of the Middle Ages, the idea of the 
modern "Fraternity" took its birth. It stands for the loftiest 
sentiments and noblest impulses of life. It certainly is most 
fitting that in schools for the training of the mind, there 
should be provided some means of developing the social 
qualities. Where can this be found more than in the frater- 
nities? Having for their common object not some all-ab- 
sorbing question upon which the safety of the world depends, 
but the aid socially, morally, and intellectually of those who 
come within the circle of their influence. 

The cause of their existence does not heed to be defended, 
as they are but the result of a natural impulse, for in all our 
social relations we find that the narrower the circle, the 
stronger the ties, and the more concentrated our efforts and 
interests. 

In our college life we are surrounded by hundreds of 
students, all having the common purpose of gaining the best 
education possible, and that it may be broad and liberal in 
its scope, it is evident to every one that there must be devel- 
oped a fully rounded and symmetrical character. We may 
become very learned through close application to our 
studies, but our influence will not be felt unless we come in 
close contact with our fellow-students. 

We both give and receive good in our social intercourse. 
Still it is but human nature to be drawn toward some in pre- 



IVhy Fraternities Exist 127 

ference to others, so that cliques are naturally formed. But 
fraternities are not mere cliques founded on temporary fancy 
or liking, but have the nobler foundation of friendship, just- 
ice, and truth. True, they are not ideal, for that would be 
impossible, as we are all but human beings and subject to 
all the errors and faults of life. Yet there is no one who has 
been initiated into the secrets of the Greek fraternities, but 
would testify to their good influence. The real power of the 
lasting friendships and mutual aid obtained through the me- 
dium of the fraternities cannot be realized. 

Elach fraternity is but a link in a vast chain, and the suc- 
cess of one helps to strengthen all. A healthy state of 
rivalry existing between them tends to the common good. 
And we would indeed be narrow-minded if we could not look 
beyond our own particular fraternity and take a kindly inter- 
est in each and every one. Remembering our Christian duty 
to all, we may consistently help to raise higher our own 
banner, and struggle to reach a nobler degree of woman- 
hood, and do the most good we are able to those with whom 
we come in close contact in our individual chapters. 

M. B. H. 
Zeta, '94. 



There are a few subjects which the editor is ashamed to 
mention in Anchora, — on account of their age and decrep- 
itude. They are topics that have passed through a long and 
checkered career. In the days of our predecessor (can any 
surviving Delta Gamma recall those distant and halcyon 
days?) they may have been vigorous and respectable young 
subjects for discussion, but long ere the present incumbent 
sank into the editorial chair, never to rise again, they had 
lost whatever grace and gentility they may once have pos- 
sessed, and when their spectral forms occasionally appear 
before us and demand recognition from the fraternity, we 
feel that it is hardly decent to present such forlorn and dis- 
reputable connections to the younger generation that is 
striving to believe that Delta Gamma has never been any- 
thing but great and glorious. Thus it is with extreme reluc- 
tance that we introduce again these unwelcome topics; 
we wish that they would lie quietly in the grave of oblivion, 
but they will not. For like the spirits of the departed who 
have met with violent deaths, and haunt the scene of their 
earthly sojourn until their crumbling bones have been hon- 
ored with the proper ceremonial rites of burial, the Song 
Book of Delta Gamma refuses to be forgotten, and will not 
retire into obscurity until the proper obsequies have been 
performed. The proper obsequies in this case are compo- 
sition, compilation, publication and distribution. After these 
rites have been performed, we have no doubt that the song 
book will sink into well merited oblivion, and thereafter 
conduct itself like any other well regulated ghost. Such 
will certainly be the case if the present collection of songs is 
printed, and the fraternity will never think of them but as a 
source of humilation. The order was issued at the last con- 
vention to print within the two following years, such songs as 



Editorials, 129 

could be collected. The efforts made to secure suitable 
songs have not been crowned with their deserved success, 
but the order stands. The question now before the Grand 
Chapter is, shall they overrule the action taken at the con- 
vention or shall they have printed such songs as they have 
been able to obtain? Could the readers of Anchora peruse 
the present collection, they would severally and collectively 
stay up nights from now until September, endeavoring to 
write better songs for Delta Gamma than have as yet been 
evolved from the fraternity muse. They could not write 
worse ones. This is a matter that concerns the fraternity 
honor, and each chapter should make a point of contributing 
something to the cause. It is hard to believe that in this 
day when the trick of rhyming has become so universal and 
fashionable, that any chapter of Delta Gamma could not, if 
she would, find at least one girl who is able to write a few 
bright and appropriate verses for the song book. As a mat- 
ter of fact, have not all the chapters songs composed by 
their members, which they are accustomed to sing among 
themselves? Send those to the Grand Chapter before you 
read the next editorial. If the chapters really have no ac- 
ceptable songs on hand, appoint all the girls who are en- 
gaged to write them before commencement. Emerson says 
that people who have never before been known to write a 
line of poetry, often produce very creditable verses under the 
influence of love. This is no flippant suggestion; the time 
for desperate action has arrived, and the engaged girls may 
have it in their power to be the salvation of the fraternity 
song book. It rests with the chapters to make them feel 
their responsibility. The subject has been disregarded too 
long. When left entirely to the impulses of individuals, 
matters of this nature are never attended to. The individ- 
ual always thinks that some one else can do it better. Per- 
haps they can, but they will not. Therefore, the chapter 
should make it a point to see that the modesty of her mem- 
bers does not deprive the society of charming songs. We 
know that Delta -Gamma is capable of producing a song 
book that shall be a credit to our order, and to the Grand 



130 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

Chapter and the editor it will be a source of keen regret and 
bitter disappointment, if the lack of better material renders 
it necessary to print the present meritless collection. Could 
the chapters see those songs, they would share this feeling, 
and would exert themselves without delay to prevent the 
catastrophe of having them printed. 



The unaminity of action upon the part of the associate 
editors makes the editor a firm believer in thought-trans- 
ference, and also goes to prove that Delta Gamma is com- 
posed of homogenous material. Many times have we re- 
quested that the names of the writers be appended to all 
chapter letters, yet periodically we receive a budget of 
epistles with no signatures. It does not happen that one or 
two letters for each issue of Anchora come unsigned, but 
for a given issue, they come either all signed or all un- 
signed. This is peculiar, and as stated above, has led the 
editor to believe in some occult communication between the 
associate editors. If these singular manifestations of mental 
sympathy continue, we shall deem it our duty to set the 
facts before the Society for Psychical Research for investiga- 
tion. We should regret the necessity for such action, be- 
cause we readily understand that it would not be pleasant for 
the correspondents to be treated as "subjects," no matter how 
interesting their cases might be to the scientific mind, and 
we trust that the regular appearance of a signature hereafter 
will avert the need of performing this painful duty. 



One of the chapter letters suggests the desirability of 
making Delta Gamma an incorporated body. Early in the 
year the editor was asked by one of the associate editors to 
mention the subject in Anchora, and since that time we have 
learned that several of the chapters have been discussing the 
matter. This surely is an indication that the time for action 
in the matter has come. In days past, while the fraternity 



Editorials, 131 

was small and had little official business to transact, and was 
conscious of but few rights that it wished to protect, and 
fewer wrongs from which it wished to be protected, the 
question of incorporation seemed unimportant. But with 
increasing prominence and interests, it is no more than just 
to ourselves and fair to those with whom we have business 
dealings that we should be known and treated as an incor- 
porated body. The subject will certainly be brought before 
the next convention, and it is a matter that requires no spe- 
cial attention until that time, as it is not probable that any 
chapter will be opposed to taking a step that will secure to 
us many advantages without involving the fraternity in 
responsibilities which she is unwilling to assume. We men- 
tion it merely to prepare the chapter to vote upon it when 
the proper time comes. 



Perhaps the editor has not the patience requisite to pro- 
perly fulfill her duties, for she certainly doubts whether fra- 
ternity life is worth living when words like the following 
meet her eyes: 

**We have sent you but one literary contribution this year, 
but as you have not printed it do not see any reason for 
sending you the second. Sincerely yours," etc. 

Such amiable remarks would not be quite so soul-weary- 
ing if the editor had not explicitly stated her position in this 
matter before the convention; if she had not, on an average, 
at least once a year, explained in detail her reasons for not 
printing everything that is sent to her table, through the 
pages of Anchora, and if she had not written many, many 
personal letters to soothe the wounded feelings of those 
individuals whose contributions have not been deemed suit- 
able for publication. 

There is an article in the constitution (perhaps it would be 
a good idea to have these remarks stereotyped and printed 
on the title-page of each issue of Anchora) which says that 
one of the duties of the associate editors is "to write or have 



132 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

written, at least two contributions every year upon subjects 
of general fraternity, college, or educational interest, both 
contributions to be sent in before January first." It makes 
no proviso to the effect that the second contribution need 
not be sent if the first is not printed. 

There is no reason why contributors whose productions 
have not been printed should feel that a personal slight has 
been put upon them. The editor's thanks are due and are 
most heartily extended to everyone who has written a paper 
for Anchora, whether that paper has been printed or thrown 
into the waste-basket. All we ask of the writers is to do 
their best and not to be offended when the article of some 
one else who has done better is preferred before their own. 
The right of discrimination belongs to the editor, and she 
endeavors to exercise it for the best good of Anchora. We 
prefer to have contributions from every chapter appear each 
year in our journal, but if Delta sends two good articles and 
another chapter sends two poor ones, we shall print both the 
better articles and leave the chapter which contributed the 
poorer ones unrepresented, and every chapter ought to be in 
sympathy with such action. Frequently the articles for- 
warded are creditable in themselves, but are written upon 
subjects unsuitable for a fraternity journal. Thus when an 
erudite criticism of "In Memoriam" is offered, we do not 
print it. It is bad enough to have it on one's conscience 
that one ought to read "In Memoriam" itself, without having 
a sophomoric criticism of that classic added to one's obliga- 
tions. 

Neither is Anchora the medium through which one's 
personal impressions of a journey through England or Italy 
should be circulated. Considering that Mr. Howells and 
Mr. White have set the standard for such work, we deem it 
best to leave that sort of literature to their care and to de- 
vote Anchora to subjects about which those gentlemen are 
unable to write. Delta Gamma is altogether too altruistic to 
desire to overshadow other peoples* glory. 

We do not wish to be severe upon anyone, but it is no 
easy task to secure proper material for Anchora, and we 



Editorials, 1 33 

question the reasonableness of any chapter that feels abused 
because her contributions are not printed, and we deny that 
any chapter has the right to refuse to send the contributions 
demanded in the constitution. Such remarks as the one 
quoted above cast a gloom over the editor's life that one 
thing only will relieve. If every associate editor will cut 
out Article XIX from the revised constitution and stick it in 
the edge of the mirror on her dressing-case along with her 
beloved photographs and cinch-scores, our melancholy will 
be slightly relieved — otherwise it will become chronic. 



The editor desires to thank the associate editors for so 
promptly sending in their letters at an earlier date than usual. 
The editor made the request to suit her personal convenience, 
and appreciates the kindness that so willingly acceded to it. 



(S^ifapiev getters* 



DELTA ; UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

The old saying, "Time and Tide waits for no man," comes 
very forcibly home to us as we realize that another school 
year is almost past. 

What are all the other Delta Gammas going to do for 
commencement? An idea was suggested last year for com- 
mencement day which we considered very good, and hope 
the other chapters will agree with us. That was to establish 
the custom of a Delta Gamma luncheon, or tea, on com- 
mencement day. Several of the "old** girls generally come 
back for the commencement exercises even if they don't get 
back to college any other time during the year, and we must 
all get together for a chat such as only Delta Gammas can 
have. 

Reunion day has come and gone. Most of our girls 
spent it together. We had an afternoon "tea,** and a jolly 
time. We think sometimes that after our girls have left 
school and been married, they lose their interest in Delta 
Gamma, but after Reunion day we have no such suspicion 
left, but feel sure that their hearts are just as true to Delta 
Gamma as ever. 

Almost the only recreation we have had this term was a 
party at Mrs. Burton Williamson*s home. Every one there 
had a good time. The games were original and interesting, 
and the music was unusually good. 

Several of us have Ijeen dissipating the past week by 
taking in "La Fiesta'* and the plays by Warde and James, 
and Modjeska, who were here during this time. We feel 
now, however, like settling down to school work again. 

All our students will miss Dr. Matthew, who has recently 
left the uuiversity for San Francisco. He has been our able 
and popular dean for several years. We all heartily con- 
gratulate him on receiving such a fine appoinment in the 
city. May success continue with him. 

A few weeks ago the college literary society elected 
officers for the spring term. A ^ -Twas appointed for presi- 



Chaptet Letters, 1 35 

dent, 2l AT iox censor, and a, A F for secretary. So you see 
we have held the offices all the year, as all i^ i s should. 

Another wedding has taken place among us. Virginia 
Williamson, '92, was married to Dr. Bradley, of Los Angeles, 
on Wednesday evening. The wedding was an unusually 
charming one. The bride looked very beautiful in her white 
satin gown, and made a sweet contrast to the bridesmaids in 

[)ink silk. The floral decorations were magnificent, banks of 
ilies and smilax extending to the ceiling, white roses and 
ferns also made their appearance in every conceivable cor- 
ner. While the guests were partaking of the bounteous 
repast, sweet strains of music fell upon our ears, the voices 
of serenaders, who proved to be several of the pledged J Hs 
and several of the young men. Dr. and Mrs. Bradley will 
live in their new home on Twelfth and Georgiabel St. We 
know every wearer of the anchor wishes them much 
happiness. 

In the last Anchora Eta's correspondent spoke of the 
proper diet and training of the goat. We have a fine goat, 
not at all savage and quite easy to manage. Sometimes we 
wonder if we can't feed him something to make him more 
ferocious. Eta spoke of a circulating letter on this subject. 
We are very anxious for you to start it. If Eta will start it 
and send it to us (we come next on the chapter list, you 
see), we will keep it going. We would like some informa- 
tion, and we can speak of a good many things that cannot 
be discussed in Anchora. 

With love in our hearts for all the "dear girls," we await 
your next letters in Anchora. 

Frances Whitlock. 



ZETA; ALBION COLLEGE. 

First of all, Zeta wishes to tell you of our Reunion Day 
celebration, and the delightful time we all enjoyed. The 
"anteroom" was our dining room for the occasion, and very 
tempting the tables looked; at each plate, as a souvenir of 
the evening, was an anchor, "wreathed with bronze, pink and 
blue," and bearing ^ F and the date of the founding of our 
chapter on the front; on the other side, a list of the toasts, 
one of which was cleverly responded to by an original poem 
from Miss Winifred Mills, who is teaching this year in the 
Mason High School. Our alumnae, or more familiarly, our 
"old girls", were well represented; Miss Mills, Miss Amanda 



136 Delta Gamma Anchora 

Barnhart, Mrs. Martha Brockway- Armstrong, Mrs. Minnie 
Strong- Waldo, and Miss Irene Niles were with us, and others 
who could not return remembered us by letter. 

Nellie Knappen Scripps, whose husband has just been 
appointed to the Haven Street M. E. Church in Detroit, is 
visiting her father and mother here in Albion, and we are all 
delighted to see her again. 

Since the last writing, our number has been increased. 
On April 20, Miss Gertrude Saxon meekly met her fate, and 
we are glad to present her to you all as a loyal Delta 
Gamma. 

After "Billy's** voracious appetite had been satisfied, we 
refreshed ourselves with "Wienerwurst", bread and butter 
and coffee, and held a jubilee dance, in which, however, the 
"candidate** was too weary to join. 

We are planning for a reception soon, to which we expect 
to invite the teachers of the instituton, and all the "frats.**, 
besides allowing each girl three invitations for her personal 
friends who may not otherwise be included. Miss Mabel 
and Miss Clare Smith have very kindly offered us their 
beautiful new house for our party, and we hope to make it a 
great success. 

One of the students, as a private venture of his own, is 

Eublishing a book of engravings representing the many 
eauties of Albion, especially of Albion College. We have 
had two very fine photographs of our hall taken, which will 
appear in the book, along with engravings of the Sigma Chi 
Lodge, the Alpha Tau Omega House, apd the rooms of 
Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa Alpha Theta. 

We are going to have our annual group picture taken in 
a new way that promises to be altogether satisfactory. On 
a long card, to have the active members in the middle, the 
pledged members on one end, and the alumnae on the other, 
each group entirely separate, of course. 

Why would not an exchange of group pictures among the 
different chapters be a desirable thing? We have often 
wished to know just what sort of looking girls our sisters are, 
many of whom we know by name and reputation. 

Perhaps it may interest the "Hellenists** to know that the 
class who read the "CEdipous Tyrannous** of Sophocles last 
term, are going to act it, sometime in May for the benefit of 
the general public — and the Greek department. Your hum- 
ble correspondent is to play the part of Jocasta, and eats, 
sleeps and dreams Greek, costumes, and gestures. The stage 
setting and the costumes will follow the model set by Har- 



Chapter Letters, 137 

vard a few years ago, only on a more economical plan, of 
course. 

Miss Helen Davis will spend next year in Europe. She 
expects to sail on the i6th of June, with Professor and Mrs. 
Lutz, and she will study at the University of Freiburg and at 
Rome. We shall hardly know how to get along without her 
next year, but we are going to have her with us again in the 
fall of '95, when our travelled, cultured little junior girl will 
be more of a help to us than ever. 

And now our duty is ended. We are no longer "Grand 
Scribe", and next year some other girl will fall heir to our 
stub-pen. (Whisper it softly that we are devoutly grateful.) 

When the next Anchora appears. Miss Helen Osborne, 
Miss May Hunt, Miss Adelaide Siddall, Miss Lottie Bruce, 
and Miss "Anchora Correspondent" will be "sweet girl 
graduates." 

Very grateful for the privileges that have been ours in 
Delta Gamma, we say good-bye in its true meaning. 

Grace Cogshall. 



eta; buchtel college. 

Eta sends greetings to all the chapters. 

Isn't it a pity that some of us are so made up that we 
constantly put off doing the thing we know we ought to do, 
and fondly imagine that we "haven't time?" That's what 
I've been doing, and here I am at the last minute trying to 
get the ear of Anchora. And if I do get her attention I 
am not sure that I have anything to say to interest her. 
Things seem to have gone on smoothly and monotonously, 
as things have a way of doing. The seniors are doing the 
usual amount of groaning, but it seems to be necessary for a 
senior to lament his or her overworked condition, so we 
think nothing of it, but when we are seniors, if that blessed 
time ever comes, will cheerfully do our share of the be- 
wailing. 

Girls, if you want to have good times in frat meeting I 
would advise you to follow Sigma's idea of a social meeting 
with tea in the hall, once in a while. We have one regularly 
every two weeks, and I can assure you they are very suc- 
cessful. 

Two weeks ago we took in Maude Laudenback, who 
enjoyed the distinction of being the last pledged girl Eta 
will ever have. She was taken in Friday afternoon, and 



138 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

(poor, unsuspecting child), went calmly to sleep that night, 
little thinking what was in store for her. However, we 
waked her up at two o'clock in the morning, and at daybreak 
Saturday morning the Eta goat might have telegraphed to 
all the other A F goats, "We have met the freshman, and 
she is ours, but we are exhausted." I wish you could have 
been at that initiation, for it was great fun. 

We celebrated Reunion Day in the usual manner. We 
had a birthday party in the hall, with many of the old girls 
present, while others were represented by letters. Eta was 
on that day the happy recipient of several birthday presents, 
in the shape of furniture. 

We were very glad to have Emma Phinney, Martha 
Chase and "Mig" Stanley at one of our "tea meetings" 
lately. Emma was home from Wellesley on a vacation, and 
Martha from Oberlin. We have three seniors to lose this 
spring. It always seems to me as if we never could possibly 
get along without our seniors, but somehow or other we 
come back in the fall, and adjust ourselves to the new order 
of affairs almost unconsciously, and more easily than we 
ever dreamed possible. 

You have probably noticed the subject of a Kappa Kappa 
Gamma scholarship spoken of in the last Key, That seems 
to me to be a step in the right direction. Why haven't 
fraternities discussed that before? And not only discussed 
it, but why haven't we established such scholarships? Let's 
think of it until next time. I know I haven't told you what 
I wanted to nor what I ought to, but I seem to be out of tune 
to-day, so won't bore you any longer. I hope you will have 
a very pleasant summer, and come back to your chapter 
next fall, all of you, if you don't graduate this term, and if 
you do I hope you will do something good next year, that 
you won't forget your frat, and will take the Anchora. 

Elizabeth M. Brophy. 



kappa; university of Nebraska. 

Edward Eggleston's speech that "prefaces are like rail 
fences, made to be jumped over," must needs apply to the 
opening words of this letter; for really girls, there is so 
much for me to say in this my last letter, that I must plunge 
in medias res the very first thing. And, then, perhaps, the 
blue pencil of ye gentle editor will hover over the last page. 
Idleness may be the greatest accomplishment of civilization. 



Chapter Letters, 139 

but the art of being idle in a graceful, picturesque way, is 
one in which our chapter doth not excel. 

The winter months have been the busiest of all. We 
have experienced the dull, monotonous grind. We have 
reveled in high teas and spreads and lectures. But as the 
books say, "we anticipate." Among the most important 
events was the five o'clock tea at Miss Schwabs given for 
Mrs. Corabel Tarr Boyd, after which we went en masse to 
hear her lecture upon "the motive power in a young woman's 
life," before the working girls club. After her return to 
Kansas City, Mrs. Boyd wrote to Kappa; and still in fear of 
the "pencil" I want to quote a few lines from her kindly let- 
ter. She writes: 

"While thinking of you and the fraternity, I have again 
and again asked myself, *what is the real significance? 
What are the limitations of fraternity life? Qiii bonoT 

"The social and literary associations are delightful and 
necessary and no one values or enjoys them more than I do; 
but I covet for such a combination as ours, the highest 
standards of thought, feeling, and action. I long to feel 
that young women are weighed not in the scale of appear- 
ances but by realities, not by what they have, but what they 
are; that our feelings of love and sympathy are not limited 
to a chosen few, but are broad enougn to encircle all who 
need the touch of love; that we are living not to do great 
things in the eyes of others but those things which shall lift 
humanity to a higher level of peace and happiness. There 
is a great over-estimate to-day of things instead of souls, of 
doing instead of being. I feel that all young women ought 
to be living for each other, not in a material sense, but in 
thoughts, in feelings, and in purposes, in true heart sympa- 
thies; for I believe that is the surest and most rapid way to 
solve many of the vexed questions in our national life to- 
day. When all women are true and true to each other, our 
social, political, and religious difficulties will be solved." 

The event of events, blustering March brings to us, the 
day of days, March 15th! This year we feasted right royally 
with Miss Burnham at a seven o'clock spread. Instead of 
toast, the last course consisted of letters from our neighbors 
"over the way," Chi, Omega, Lambda, Tau, Psi, and one 
from Mrs. Boyd, Zeta, and one from Miss Jessin, Alpha. Of 
course we had a gay time conversing, as we sat like models 
from books of decorum! 

The first annual tour of our glee club is just over. Our 
club was only inaugurated this year, and the success of the 



140 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

first trip insures its future. Our university, our glee club, 
are names we love! 

Early in the term, we were dazzled and delighted by the 
appearance oi A T A in our midst. The chapter is strong, 
both by reason of its own members, and also by reason of 
the very large number oi A T A alumni residing in Lincoln. 
All Greek letter men and women welcomed them; and with 
Oliver all say "more." 

Tust now the girls are all absorbed with Junior Annual 
anci commencement. Our commencement season bids fair 
to be very gay; for beside the other gaities the seniors give 
a German play "Eigensinn." Our orator is from Grinnell 
college, Iowa, and comes with fair fame. 

Then will come our regrets and mournings that the year 
is gone; but the summer will pass, and with my wishes that 
the holiday may be restful, and we may all meet again with 
gladder hearts, and higher thoughts — Auf Wiedersehen. 

Martha Hutchison. 



lambda; university of Minnesota. 

Lamba chapter is at present in a state of most reprehen- 
sible pride and elation, because of an unexpected and wholly 
unwarranted action on the part of one of her seniors. This 
young person has in some mysterious manner so undermined 
the principles of the faculty that they have elected her a 
member of the honorary society. Phi Beta Kappa. She will 
not be alone in her glory, however, for the society already 
comprises seven or eight of our fraternity — in fact it is 
largely made up of members of the faculty and Delta Gam- 
mas. 

The university base ball team has already begun its 
downward career by succumbing to the ex-collegiate nine. 
Every year this hopeful aggregation of youths spreads the 
reports that they are prepared to win upon the diamond un- 
dying fame for the institution and themselves — that like 
leaves before the autumn wind all will be swept before them. 
They solicit the aid and admiration of their fellow-students 
and go forth upon the war-path only to discover, alas! that 
balls are uncertain things and man is prone to err. Why 
men should want to play base bail anyway, has ever been a 
mystery to me. It is different with foot ball — foot ball 
ofters at least, a glorious opportunity for being mortally 



Chapter Letters. I4I 

injured, but the worst thing one can do in the other game is 
to bang up one's fingers, which is not heroic at all. 

We have had several very pleasant social meetings this 
term and a large number of business meetings which were 
otherwise — that is, I suppose they were. I carefully avoided 
attending any myself. Miss Firkins gave a lunch in honor 
of Miss Ethel Baker and Miss Margaret Thompson of 
Evanston, and Grace Tennant invited us to pull candy at 
her home, but in general this term has not been a giddy 
round of frivolity. Probably that fact will increase our ap- 

Ereciation of vacation which is only five short weeks distant, 
ambda hopes that you will all enjoy the summer very 
much indeed, and that the next Anchora will find all the 
old girls with lots of lovely new ones ready for another nine 
months of college work. 

Ada Louise Comstock. 



XI ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. 

The long anticipated spring vacation is now over and we 
girls are all back in Ann Aabor, with a fresh supply of 
gowns and strength to finish out the year. 

The time for making next year's plans has come and the 
four girls who are to leave us are no less busy in mapping 
out the coming twelve months than are the fifteen who will 
remain, who are now selecting rooms and chums. 

Much has happened to Xi since the last letter was sent 
to Anchora. Our post-graduate. Gale Barnes, has gone 
home, greatly to the regret of all who knew her, but she will 
return in June to receive her second degree. Lucy Seely, 
who is at home recovering from her illness, will also visit us 
at commencement. One of our honorary ladies, Mrs. Pres- 
cott, has just left for six months abroad which will be spent 
in the German University towns. Her husband is our head 
professor of chemistry and will study in Bonn, Freiburg and 
Berlin during the summer term. Just before sailing they 
entertained us most charmingly. 

We have been particularly fortunate in seeing a number 
oi A r's during the past few weeks. Lizzie Shiel, '89, and 
Daisy Buick, '91, spent a number of days at the house, and 
the glimpses we had of Miss Sauer and Miss McHarg, of 
Sigma, at the time of the junior hop, though by far too 
short, were quite delightful. Three weeks ago, one of our 



142 Delta Gamma Anchora. 

seniors gave us a rare treat. She had visiting her, Rev. 
Caroline Bartlett, of Kalamazoo. Miss Bartlett kindly con- 
sented to speak to us, on Saturday evening, on some of her 
European experiences. Her ten weeks life with the Salva- 
tion Army in London and the work being carried on in the 
east end, then of the college settlement in N. Y. City and 
Hull House in Chicago. The topics were extremelv inter- 
esting as you may see, and her experiences and thoughts had 
in them much of her personal charm. 

Besides pleasures of a grave nature, we have indulged in 
a really frivolous masquerade, just among ourselves, and a 
number of jolly impromptu affairs, not to mention three de- 
lightful serenades. But here at the U. of M. work takes up 
most of our time. Now that the boating, tennis, and baseball 
seasons have opened, it will take all ones mental and moral 
courage to bohn through a May day or a June evening. 

Julia M. Angell. 



SIGMA; NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. 

Sigma has been exceedingly quiet since the last letter to 
Anchora was written; the reunion is about the only event 
of general interest which has occurred. The 1 5th was at 
hand before we knew it and it seemed an unusually incon- 
venient time too, so we concluded to postpone our celebra- 
tion of Delta Gamma's anniversary until the spring term. 

On the 6th of April we gathered together at the home of 
Mary MacHarg and spent the afternoon in greeting the 
alumnae who were present, in reading letters from the absent 
ones and in general talking over all the Delta Gammas 
whom we knew, past and present. 

We have had two rushing spreads, one at Anna Hitch- 
cock's and one at Jennie Tilt's, and of course we had a de- 
lightful time as we always do, when a lot of the girls get to- 
gether. 

We have spoken before of our new hall at the "Fem. 
Sem." which we take such pride in. We have lately beauti- 
fied it by the addition of some new articles of furniture, use- 
ful and ornamental. We extend a cordial invitation to any 
Delta Gamma of some other chapter, to drop in and see us 
at one of our. weekly suppers. We feel sure you would go 
away with the impression of having had a jolly time and 
something good to eat as well. 

The Pan-Hellenic idea is increasing rapidly at North- 
western. The KA& sorority gave a reception to the other 



Chapter Letters. 143 

« 

sororities in March and it was a most enjoyable affair. It 
seems that the other fraternities are thinking of following up 
this plan — if so, Northwestern can look forward to many 
successful entertainments. 

Elizabeth Kendall. 



TAU; UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. 

**Ye scribe" can hardly bring herself to realize that for 
the last time this year she sends greeting to all Delta Gam- 
mas, and that another one of the four short years of our col- 
lege life is almost ended. The past months seem no more 
than a point in the distance and yet a point that glows with 
many a happy memory. For the remembrance of a year 
with Delta Gamma girls is like a star that gleams through 
all time and space, rather than a comet brilliant but fleeting. 

The routine of work at the university has suffered but 
few interruptions. The hearts of all our friends were glad- 
dened a few weeks ago by a gift to S. U. I. of $100,000 by 
Mr. Edmunds, a former resident of Iowa City. By 
the will of Judge Hammond, ex-chancellor of the law de- 
partment, all his private library was left the S. U. I. Judge 
Hammond was the first chancellor of the department and 
gave the best years of his life to building it up. 

The base ball season is on. Not a league game has been 

Clayed yet by our team but we confidently expect the silver 
at, now held by I. A. C, this year will be ours. 

The annual field meet of the State Athelitic Association 
will be held in Iowa City, June ist. If enthusiasm and hard 
work will hold the cup, which is now in our possession, it 
surely will be ours. 

Our celebration of the fifteenth marked it a red letter 
day in the calendar; notwithstanding the fact that we were 
in the midst of term examinations, we laid aside our cares 
for one night and rejoiced with Delta Gammas far and near. 
The part we enjoyed most was the reading of the letters 
from our old girls, and you would understand that this is 
saying a great deal, if you know what- an elegant banquet 
we had at the home of Miss Eva Kettlewcll. The toasts 
were all above the usual standard, but I must mention the 
one on "Tau chapter" by Miss Clem Ashley. She has de- 
veloped a talent for poetry that we little suspected. 

We sympathize with Mrs. May Montgomery in the loss 
of her only brother who died in February. Mrs. Montgom- 



144 Delta Gamma Ancltora. 

ery did not come back to us as we hoped after her southern 
trip, but our love reaches out to help her in this grent sor- 
row. 

We are planning to give a large reception the last of 
May, and so end the year pleasantly. 

We wish you all a happy vacation full of all the good 
things vacation alone can bring — Auf Wiedersehen. 

Mary Holt. 



phi; university of Colorado. 

This is the last time for this year at least, and I earnestly 
hope and pray that it may be the last time for any year that 
I shall be with all ^ /^s in spirit and letter as Phi*s associate 
editor, not but that, to quote that great man. Bill Nye, who 
was once so honored as to deliver a lecture for Phi, whose 
proceeds filled the coffers of the treasury full to overflowing, 
"my heart swells like a pan of dried apples in water set in 
the June sunshine," to have the extreme pleasure of address- 
ing the Anchora and my fellow associate editors, still it is 
surely enough to drive one to some desperate deed to be 
tormented by the thoughts of continually writing chapter 
letters, and I should much prefer having some other member 
of Phi write charming (?) epistles, and myself sit back and 
in turn do the criticising. 

Saturday afternoon, March 24th, we gave a spread in honor 
of our new pledge. Bertha Pettengill, a girl we deem worthy 
of any number of fine spreads, did our treasury 'but permit 
such extravagance. 

Reunion Day has come and gone, but remains in our 
memory as one of the pleasantest evenings we ever spent. 
The appointed hour for our party was at eight o'clock sharp, 
so as near nine as possible we all assembled in Mrs. Barker s 
jiarlors. After we had indulged for a few moments in some 
deep and profound conversation, and had introduced our 
latest acquisition in the form of Fannie Johnson as a pledge, 
we adjourned to the dining room. The long table was very 
prettily decorated with smilax and Delta Gamma roses. It 
is needless to speak of the spread for 'twas a Delta Gamma 
spread pure and simple, but it surely was astonishing to 
notice how such extremely delicate looking girls stowed 
away such an amount of food. 

Mrs. R. H. Whiteley, as toastmistress, gave the Address 
of Welcome, and the charming way in which she fulfilled the 



Chapter Letters. 145 

duties of her office and loud murmurs of approval signified 
that a better choice could not have been made. Toasts were 
responded to as follows, "Our Chapter House", Charlotte 
Ballard; "A Retrospective View,' Carrie Sewall; "Our 
Charter," Mary Ball Johnson; "Delta Gamma," Maude Gar- 
diner. The menu cards with a sketch of the dearest little 
Cupid, with whom the girls instantly fell in love, drawing a 
little wooden cart upon which rested the Delta Gamma rose, 
were designed by not a Delta Gamma, but a Delta Gamma 
friend, whom we would be glad to call "sister" did not his 
sex unfortunately prevent. We are very proud of our 
pledges, the goodly number of seven, and took the opportu- 
nity of "showing them off" by having them wait upon the 
table, and truly the viands served by such hands were ren- 
dered fit for a god. Letters and extracts of letters, mostly 
extracts, were read from absent members. "Among those 
(to quote Life^ I say, for fear some more frivolous sisters may 
recognize borrowed brightness) who were delighted at hav- 
ing their names mentioned as present" were, Mesdames 
Richard Whiteley, Barker, Gardiner, and the Misses Rippon, 
Carrie and Jennie Sewall, Mary Johnson, Hattie Hogarty, 
Bertha and Edith Root, Zena Agar Whiteley, Lesta Way, 
Annna Driggs, Louise Chase, May Fuller, Nannie Brown, 
Jessie Neikirk, Charlotte Ballard, Jennie Frances Wise, 
Fannie Johnson, Bertha Pettengill, Bernice Lochhead, Clara 
Boseman, Leta Wells, Bessie McCluse, and Elinor Wise. 

School and school days are nearly over, and the blossom- 
ing flowers, the young men and maidens in new spring array, 
and the small expeditions daily planned to the mountains, 
all announce that the most joyous time of the year has come. 
We greatly regret that at the close of school we shall lose a 
tried and trusty Delta Gamma, (Mrs.) Maude Clarke Gardi- 
ner, who immediately after graduation, sails with her hus- 
band. Prof. John Gardiner, for sunny Italy. 

Phi hopes that the summer vacation may be as long 
drawn out as possible, and as pleasant as possible for all 
Delta Gammas. Jennie Frances Wise. 



CHI : CORNELL UNIVERSITY. 



Since our last letter, one of Chi's members has won for 
herself a place on the Woodford Oratorical Contest, and so 
won honors for Delta Gamma. The successful competitor 
was none other, as you may guess, than Cheedie Connor, 



146 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

formerly Anchora correspondent. The orations were sub- 
mitted to the judges type-written and signed under a nom 
de plume. When it was known that Miss Connor was one of 
the chosen five, we were all delighted; the more so, because 
only once before has a girl been elected to this honor, and 
that some years ago. It only remains for us now to wish 
her success in the contest on the platform, and that we do 
most heartily and hopefully. 

Chi has been thinking for some time — yes, girls, really, 
though you might not think it from the correspondent's 
letter — and quite seriously, of the advisability of incorporat- 
ing Delta Gamma. We cannot claim to be the originators 
of the idea, as it was suggested to us by Omega, but we 
were soon convinced of the wisdom of such a precaution 
upon finding that our pin had been copied almost exactly by 
a local society in a college not far from Cornell. We are 
assured that the incorporation can be secured with no very 
great difficulty, and would be well worth the pains. We 
recommend the matter for your consideration and would be 
very much pleased to correspond with any of the chapters 
regarding it, as also would Omega, I am quite sure, who 
may know more about it than we. 

It occurs to me that this is the "last time" until next 
year. I am not sure that I have a right to use that expres- 
sion, for it belongs exclusively to our seniors. So soon 
they are having last times, which are always accompanied 
with a certain amount of regret, they say, and a large 
amount of sentiment, we think. However that may be, Chi 
says good-bye to you all with regret, wishes each of you the 
happiest of summers, and hopes that we may meet next fall 
just the same as we have separated this spring, except for 
the gap the seniors will have made. 

Blanche E. Moore. 



psi; woman's college, Baltimore. 

Psi first presents her compliments to her sister chapters, 
and wishes for one and all a vacation full of enjoyable events, 
and completely minus of cares. 

First let us say what we have done from a business point 
of view, and then we will tell you how "gay and giddy" 
we Ve been besides. 

All four fraternities of the W. C. B. have at last settled 
upon the question of a pledging day, and have appointed 



Chapter Letters. 147 

November 15th as the "auspicious" date. The pledge-cards 
will be five in number, four for the aforesaid fraternities, and 
one for the unwily barbarians, which copy will be duly 
posted on the bulletin board. 

As regard to Psi chapter, let me tell you that it is im- 
proving and developing finely. We feel that the number 
fifteen brings so much more luck. We can also delight in 
speaking of our Baltimore ex-Psis, of our Washington repre- 
sentative, and of our Bryn-Mawr College A. M. We don't 
like to admit, however, that we are going to lose five of our 
dearest girls this year, for it is too painful to think of. 
However, Delta Gamma has provided quite a large contin- 
gent for the senior class, so we shall have to let chapter 
pride soothe personal grief. Wc have had their images 
immortalized while we still had them with us, however, and 
with them the rest of the fifteen. We all think the picture 
fairly good, although Mr. Cumming's camera did not fully 
appreciate one or two of us. 

I am sure that you would all unite in applauding us in 
our efforts to furnish the chapter room. It still needs 
more, but we have already bought much of the necessary 
furniture. It has already a home-like look, and we take 
much delight in meeting in our room. The other night, at 
the "reunion," the girls took shadow pictures of each other. 
These will be reproduced in silhouettes, and we will thus 
have a portion of the heading of an original dado. When 
you remember that three of our four walls are slanting, you 
will understand that we need to devise such ornamentations. 

Elma Erich, one of our alumnae, has long been wanting 
to entertain us, and despairing, last Saturday, April 2 1st, of 
ever getting us under her hospitable roof, she surprised us 
with a lovely feast in our own quarters. So one of our plain, 
everyday meeting nights was suddenly transformed into an 
extra pleasure time. For had we not some of our dear old 
girls with us, music and refreshments, — all delightful sur- 
prises? 

And now I am saving the best to the last; that is the 
seventh of this month, the lovely time at Edith West's. The 
feature of the evening was a game which we might call 
"authors," although it was not in the least like the old game. 
The girls, all unsuspicious of the meaning of the titles which 
they acted, represented, "Vanity Fair," "A Bow of Orange 
Ribbon," "A Face Illumined," "The Lamplighter," "My 
Mother and I," and others. We certainly enjoyed the whole 
evening thoroughly, and voted Edith a splendid hostess. 



148 Delta Gamma Anchora, 

We are contemplating a water trip down the lovely 
Chesapeake Bay for the middle of next month, but we have 
not completed our arrangements, and so care not tell you 
much about it. We would like to, and really expect to, be 
absent from Baltimore from Friday evening to early Monday 
morning; but as yet we do not know whether our destination 
will be Cambridge or Denton. Both of these towns are on 
the famous "Eastern Sho," as they say down there, and we 
have heard that should we come to either place, we «5hall be 
feted and delightfully entertained. Pardon a Marylander's 
saying so, but really if you do but approach people in the 
south with a smile, you will receive the most hospitable 
treatment in the world. 

Well, I know I am transgressing in sending such a long 
letter, but "good-byes" are generally lengthy, so you will 
have to forgive this time. 

Repeating the good wishes of our greeting, I am. 

Yours very sincerely, 

M. Christine Carter. 



omega; university of Wisconsin. 

Delta Gamma banquet has come and gone, but the mem- 
ories of that pleasant occasion are still lingering with us and 
we wish to let all our sisters know what a successful event it 
was. This year our banquet was held in the spacious parlors 
of the Presbyterian church. The table was arranged in the 
shape of a letter T and was artistically decorated with smi- 
lax and cream roses, around which thirty-six Omega girls 
partook of the following menu: 

Bouillion. Olives, 

Pate au Huitres, 
Sammon a la creme sauce, Pomme de Terre Frites, Sandwich, 

Sorbet, 
Poulet etc Salade, Petits Pa?iis, 

Olives, 
Glace au chocolat a la vanille, Gauteau, 

Cafe' , Amandes, 

The toast mistress of the evening was Miss Katherine 
Allen. The Misses Freeman, Brum, Clawson, Goldsmith, 
Walker, Hand, and Cornelius responded to toasts, all of 



Chapter Letters, 149 

which were very bright and witty. After the reading of let- 
ters from absent members, Delta Gamma songs were sung in 
an enthusiastic manner. We were all sorry to have such a 
pleasant evening come to an end, but the flash light picture 
of that happy scene will ever be a treasured souvenir. 

Miss Blanche Harper has been very kind in entertaining 
the girls the past term with informal talks and teas. We feel 
that these meetings have been of great benefit to the girls 
both intellectually and socially. 

The University Mandolin, Glee, and Banjo Clubs made a 
very successful trip through the Northwest during the Easter 
vacation. But baseball is now receiving the attention of the 
students. The game between Ann Arbor and Wisconsin 
resulted in a victory for the Badger boys. Speaking of ath- 
letics reniinds me of the letter from the Lambda correspond- 
.cnt in which she spoke of the defeat of Wisconsin's football 
team at Minneapolis, and of the joint debate which they 
hoped to win. The debate was held on the evening of April 
20th, and was decided in favor of our side. It is true that 
we were badly beaten in the physical tussle, but when it be- 
came a strife of gray brain matter Wisconsin stood first. 

When I think that this is the fourth and last letter for 
Anxhora for this year, I feel how nearly the college term is 
ended, and in what a short time we will have another com- 
mencement with us. Commencement means a great deal to 
Omega chapter for upon that day six Delta Gammas will 
receive their diplomas. Although we are proud to have 
them take their different degrees, still we cannot but lament 
the great loss that they will be to us. How we will miss 
them next year! It seems as if their places could not be 
filled. Such enthusiastic and loyal Delta Gammas as they 
have been will be hard to find. The sextette to which I have 
referred are Mae Clawson, Katherine Cleveland, May Foster, 
Lucy McGlachlin, Nellie Noyes, and Ada Walker. 

But as the seniors will leave as others have, we can only 
try to fill their places by freshmen for the class of '98. Rec- 
ognizing this fact we already have the desired girls in view, 
and will soon commence our usual Spring rush. We expect 
to get quite a number of Delta Gamma sisters. 

Omega wishes to all a prosperous year and a happy sum- 
mer vacation, and hopes that we will all return next fall with 
hearts glad and joyous, and filled with Delta Gamma enthu- 
siasm. 

Eva H. Bostwick. 



ETA. 

We have just received a card which says: Roscoe White 
Ful^hum, Alice Barnes, married April 25th, 1894, at home 
at 5449 Ridgewood Court, Chicago. 

Ada M. Firey, a former member of '94, is doing work at 
the Emerson School of Oratory this year, and writes that 
she enjoys it exceedingly. 

Olive Chamberlain who has for the last three years been 
teaching in a mission school in India Territory, is teaching 
in Troy, Ohio, this year. Her mission school work had to 
be given up on account of poor health. 

We hear that Mrs. Florence Mullikan Smith has moved 
to Chicago. 

Miss Isabelle M. Greene, '93, is visiting friends at Bos- 
ton, where she will stay until some time during the summer. 

Mrs. Abby Schumacher has gone to Chicago, which will 
be her future home. 

Think of having a brand new nephew and not knowing it 
until he was eight months old. Luna Shear Palmer wrote 
us the other day that her little Stanley is of that age. 

Miss Elizabeth Wills, who has spent her time since last 
September in Germany and England, came back to us last 
week. 

LAMBDA. 

Miss Alice Butler, ex '96, is in Berkeley, Cal., whither her 
family have removed on account of her father's health. She 
has entered college there and employs her leisure in making 
interesting comparisons between the U. of M. and the U. of C. 

Miss Ruth Harris, '93, will spend the summer on the 
Pacific coast and resume her duties in Mill's college next 
fall. 



Personals. 1 5 1 

Miss Louise Montgomery, 'go, who has been teaching in 
Pasadena for two years, will spend the summer there, inter- 
rupting the vacation by a trip to Alaska. Lambda's Cali- 
fornia contingent will, however, miss her next fall, as she 
will then return to Minnesota. 

Miss Jean King, ex '94, writes from Trinidad, Colo., that 
school teaching may be useful, but certainly is not an ex- 
hilarating occupation. 

From Denver, Colo., comes word from Mrs. Mayme 
Irving Greenwood, '85, that she spends her time bringing up 
in the way they should go, two small boys and a baby girl. 

Miss Clara Kellogg, '83, returns from the east about 
May 15th. 

Miss Clara Baldwin, '92, leaves for a six weeks visit in 
Washington and New York, about the middle of May. 

Miss Florence Gideon, '88, has given up her position in 
the Hastings High School on account of ill-health, and will 
spend the sammer in Excelsior. 

Miss Ina Firkins, '88, sails on June i6th, for Italy, where 
she will spend the summer. 

Miss Florence Graham, ex '97, leaves during the month 
for an extended visit in Indiana. 



"Men might be better if we better deemed 
Ot them. The worst way to improve the world 
Is to condemn it." 

Shakespeare or Solomon or Matthew or Samuel Johnson 
or some other gentleman once remarked, "vanity, vanity, all 
men are vanity," and we have jnst discovered that the asser- 
tion must have been prompted by a perusal of the Delta of 
Sigma Mu, It will be useless for the Delta to attempt to 
prove an a^libi in this case, for no man will ever succeed in 
proving a woman mistaken, when his evidence is based upon 
chronological statistics. Have not women been known to 
stay Father Time himself in his flight, and may men hope to 
cope with them when the matter under discussion involves 
the question of the age of the parties concerned. As witness 
to the truth of our above made statement note these lines 
written by an individual who calls himself "critic" because 
his disposition is uncritical: 

"The Delta has always kept *neck and neck' with her 
rival fraternity journals but the last issue has made a spurt 
ahead and is now in the lead. To say that this is gratifying 
is to express mildly our appreciation of your efforts. It has 
been growing better at every issue and if the chapters will 
act on the hints you have given them we will have a Delta 
even superior to this." 

We always have envied conceited people. Life must be 
so satisfactory to those who are unconscious of their own 
defects and of other people's superiority. They never hear a 
still small voice telling them that the words they are writing 
arc without wisdom, they never writhe under the torturing 
conviction that those they have written, and alas, printed, 
have been trite, pointless, inadequate; they never suffer 



Exc flanges. 153 

under the knowledge that what they can do is so very, very 
inferior to what they can appreciate. Happy egotism! 
Perhaps, after all, it is more worthy, more to be honored 
than even "divine dissatisfaction." 



The Tfident is a nice, lady-like little paper. Consider- 
ing that it is only now in its third volume, it really is re- 
markably good. We find its simple faith in the perfection 
of Hellenic principles and influences rather amusing, but 
probably more people among the Greeks would agree with 
the Tridents unqualified devotion to the fraternity ideal, 
than with the Anchora's depressingly cynical views upon 
the subject. When the Tfident says that — 

"The basis for true friendship is laid in fraternity life, 
and upon this broad basis others come to stand who are not 
bound by fraternity obligations," we think she is mixing up 
cause and effect. We believe that the basis for true friend- 
ship is laid in human nature, and we do not believe that 
"others come to stand upon the broad basis" which fraterni- 
ties prepare for friendship, because in the first place, we 
do not consider the fraternity a "broad basis," and in the 
second place, experience all goes to prove the other side of 
the question, and our mind is so constituted that empirical 
reasoning is usually convincing. But the Anchora does 
not insist upon her own opinion. 

A correct little essay upon "short story literature" reveals 
a writer who loves her story-book and who asserts with calm 
confidence that "the best literary production of the nine- 
teenth century is the modern magazine." We have heard a 
good many hard things said about the nineteenth century, 
but never before anything quite so derogatory as that. That 
is much like saying that hash is better than ambrosia. (We 
are tempted to moralize a little here upon the tendencies of 
the age, but it occurs to us that our readers may be rather 
weary of that topic, and therefore we heroically restrain our- 
selves.) 



154 Delta Gamma Anchara. 

From a stirring article in the Record of Sigma Alpha Ep- 
silon, we quote: 

"Our alumni are all right, of course, but from indications 
they might seem all wrong. Comment is made in the last 
edition of Baird's manual that The Record is a very creditable 
publication, but too poorly supported by the alumni consi- 
dering the fraternity has a large list of such members. A 
more liberal support has been urged through the editorial 
columns of The Record, but with apparently little effect. 

Now it seems to me that the blame for the existing con- 
dition lies chiefly upon our chapters. Failure on the part of 
our active members to pay sufficient recognition to their 
alumni in the vicinity probably causes lack of interest on the 
part of the latter more than anything else. ♦ ♦ 

There can be no doubt that the editor of The Record has 
a duty to perform in keeping our journal attractive and inter- 
esting to the alumni as well as to the active men; but that he 
has the prime duty to perform is ver doubtful. His support 
should be from both classes. A special duty rests upon the 
alumni to send in articles of superior merit. The active 
members, on the other hand, must make their chapter let- 
ters of such high character as to interest the alumni. Let 
the letters have a high tone, and they will be read by all." 

The writer goes on to suggest that occasionally a copy of 
the fraternity journal be sent to every alumnus whether a 
subscriber or not, and the suggestion is pertinent. Ordi- 
narily editors waste their ink and their readers* patience by 
periodically scoring the alumni for not being more generous 
with their superfluous dollars. And the editorials may be 
brilliant, and the arguments convincing, but nevertheless 
they are unavailing, for the people who should be and would 
be influenced thereby to lead a better life, never see them, 
and those who conscientiously read them have paid their 
subscriptions, and do not need to be reformed. 



While in many ways Kappa Kappa Gamma is the most 
self-centred of all the sororities, in other ways she is the most 
expansive. For some time, her members have been trying 
to make their organization a power in some definite line of 



Exchanges, 155 

work, philanthropic or educational. As yet they do not 
seem to have agreed among themselves as to which line they 
had better follow, nor how to follow it. But these, of course, 
are minor considerations — the main thing is to resolve to do 
something. If it would not be considered frivolous, we 
would suggest that success would be more apt to crown their 
efforts if they 'resolved to do nothing. The leaders of the 
organization will probably find themselves for some time to 
come in the position of the owner of the opinionated dog, 
who was a man who "would be obeyed" and therefore found 
it wiser to ascertain what the dog meant to do before he 
expressed his commands. At least one Kappa clings to the 
old simplicity for she writes thus of the proposed changes: 

"The change seemed to this Kappa to be wrong. With 
this perpetual bustle and struggle there was no time for the 
calm talks about the solemn vows of fraternity, no time for 
the ripening of friendship. The four years spent in college 
should be a season of preparation for the business of life, not 
of rash participation in it without preparation. If any mem- 
ber had superfluous time, she might, she must, use it in the 
way pointed out by conscience. After college there would 
be opportunities for philanthopic work, and, if the fraternity 
training had been right, she would do all she could. The 
special need in fraternity progress, so this Kappa thought, 
and we think with her, is a direct, practical application of 
the old true, sweet aims to all phases of life. Then all work 
that is done by other good organizations will be helped by 
individual Kappas, beside and after the active chapter life, 
not instead of it. One will be called to do one thing; 
another, something else. Let each live true to Kappa prin- 
ciples and do her own work in her own way." 

It is unnecessary to say that the Anchora agrees with 
this view of the fraternity question. So many things are 
crowded now-a-days into women's lives that they are in 
great danger of forgetting the "old true, sweet aims." The 
girls must inevitably, so soon assume responsibilities and be- 
come workers in the world, that it is a pity their brief college 
days should not be protected from the nervous activity of 
the age, which will victimize them all too soon without any 
effort whatever upon their side to become a part of the great 
social organism whose watchword is "agitate." 



156 Delta Gamma Ancliora, 

What the editorials in the Shield and Diamond of 77 KA 

lack in originality, they make up in style. The style is 

fifteenth century, biblical. For the sake of impressiveness 

we infer, — perhaps, however, it is to fill up space, — the editor 

makes of each sentence a new paragraph. This raises undue 
expectations of force in the editor's remarks, and as these 
prove to be neither much better nor worse than the custom- 
ary editorials, the method defeats its own purpose. 

The Shield and Dia?nond contains a sensible, well-written 
article upon "Conservatism." The writer evidently believes 
that there is conservatism and conservatism, and, like the 
rest of the Greek world, pins his faith to the latter. It also 
contains a paper upon "Eligibility of Members,** which is by 
far the most narrow and bigoted production it has ever been 
our misfortune to see in a fraternity journal. The Anchora 
is not the place for a theological discussion, therefore we 
reluctantly refrain from expressing in detail our opinion of 
this article. 

* • • 

The Scroll ol Phi Delta Theta discourses editorially upon 

convention and convention delegates, and does it so well, 

that next fall when it will become Anchora*s duty to discuss 
those subjects, we mean to plagiarize some of the good 
things that the editor of the Scroll has written. Therefore, 
we deny ourselves the pleasure of quoting them at this time. 

* # * 

There is an excellent article upon "chapter finance" in 
the April Kappa Alpha Theta, which, if any chapter has not 
yet read, we hope they will make good their oversight im- 
mediately. The writer states a few plain facts about frater- 
nity expenses, that any chapter dreaming of a chapter house 
for next year, had better read, mark, learn, and endeavor to 
understand. About the hardest thing in the world to make 
a girl who is enthusiastic upon the subject of chapter house 
believe, is that a merciful Providence does not watch over 
the grocer's bills and prevent them from being commensur- 
ate with the fraternity appetite. Their faith may be very 
beautiful from a religious point of view, but it is very dis- 
astrous from a financial one. But it is not for the editor who 
has never yet succeeded in making her accounts balance, to 
preach at length upon the subject of book-keeping, there- 
fore, Anchora's readers are referred to Kappa Alplia Theta 
for good advice upon the subject. 



DIRECTORY, 



' Gntt)d CtiKptt:r Xi: Ann Arbor. Mich. 

Deputy Chapter ,,^,-^ Eta; Akron. Ohio. 

OKANP cotAiotu 

Alumn.'c Chapter Thcta, Mrs. J. C. Bcatdalcc, to/ Gth 

Avc.S.. Cleveland. O. 

IMary Prmi-T, 4 Hamilton l^arh. Ann Arimr, 
MiclK 
Claris^ BJgelaw ^uii Arbor. Midi. 

kDcpu^ Chapter Uxxie Josephine Cbaney. Canal Win 

Chester. O. 

I Editor Ah-cuoKA Inn Firkjm, 153S Fourth St. S. K,. 

Minnea]iolli. Minn. 

^f resident Sura Urii^. Jjimaica I'laitta. WU. 

wreuiry Marj' INiWcr, 4 Hantilton Pari;. Ann 



Grand Chapter, ■[ Mich. 



|T*c.^- 



ClariUa Blgclmv. Ann ArlwF, Mich. 



The Gli-I Wilt. Uia NotMiij* T* Uo, 

The Ideal CltAfttcr. 

GifK In Class IVilutc*. 

lsilitnc|~tul», 

A Toasi ( P(win), 

CIniptcr LctXen:— 

Alphu. 



Kiil>I.n 



< lllll^U. 



E^ChaoKC 





^^^^^^P ooNTEirrs. 


1 


^H Cailegc rriend>hlps. 


S.i 


^m One Girl Who Studied Medicine, 


86 


^H College Girts at Cbjcoea, 


8S 


^H The Good ind Evil ol McdKing. 


89 


^H A Cnap D'Etat. - - - 


01 


^^B Conveiition, 


92 


^H Editorials, 


9A 


^H Chapter Letter. 




^M 


« 


^^^^ 


100 


^^^L 


loo 


^^^H Eta. 


lot 


^^^H 


lOZ 


^^^H 


105 


^^^^1 


los 


^^^H 


106 


^^^H 


107 


^^^H 


no 


^^^^r Omeea, 


no 


^V 


lis 


^^H PcTsonats. 


113 


^^M Excbanj^cs. - 


• U 



CONTENTS. 

The College Girl's Vacation, 123 

Duties of AlLmn.-c, - - 125 

Re Union o£ Phi Chapter of Delta Gamma, - - 129 

The Best Side of Fraternity Life, - - - - 130 

Kditorials, -131 

Chapter Letters :— 

Alpha, - - 138 

Delta, ■ - . . ijg 

Zeta, 139 

Eta, 141 

Kappa. - 141 

Lambda, 143 

Xi. - 145 

Sigma, - 147 

Tau, - . , i^j 

Phi, - - 14S 

Omega, I49 

Psi. 150 

Personals, 152 

Exchanges, 1 54 



y Lj IT V r uj Y '■ ■ ■- 

PI;B!.IC LIBH. 



/ ^^ 



"t ' :- -" t ^J p ...'»■' ■ 's 



jplttcharrt 



Iclt 



cf 



y? 





1 



iEonUtxt^* 






The Woman's College 6f Baltimore and Her ^ 

. Fraternities, - r - - - v - - , 41 

Eligible Delta Gammas, ■ - - - - i- -r . 44 

What Constitutes a Weak Chapter? - . . ^6 

Editorials, 47 

A Friend (a poem), 50 

Chapter Letters. 

Alpha, 51 

Chi, 52 

Delta, 53 

Eta, 54 

K^appa, 55 

Lambda, 56 

Omega, 58 

Hii, - . - 59 

Psi, 60 

Tail, - - - 62 

Xi. 63 

Zeta, --_ (3^ 

Personals, -67 

I^xchanges, ----_-.. -| 






1 






. > ■>■» 



.^.f* 



•■■-• I 



/^ ^ 



Jlnchutrt 



of 




UTontctite^ 



Exclusivencss in Fraternities, 82 

The Fraternity Pin, 85 

Initiation into Delta (lamma, Sy 

Kditorials, ----_-.. 80 
Chapter Letters, 

Alpha, 94 

Delta, - - - 95 

7.eta, q6 



Eta, 



Tau, 



Chi, 



97 



Kappa, gg 

Lambda, --.__. |qq 

Xi, - - - 



102 



Si^rma, --..._ 10^ 



104 



Phi, ---..... ,o5 



107 



^'si. - - 108 

Omega, - - - - . - . - no 

Personals, - - - - . . _ . jj^ 

l^xchiiiii^e^, - - - - . . . - lid 



fc'! 



1 







/ 






Iclt 



<*! 



■ 'jfR^' 



V-' . V*. 



Tb»/ 









• • ■ * 



*. ■ 






:v, 



iry4. 



(floxxUxxt^. 



A Pica for the Kditor of a College Journal, - - 121 

A Krcshinairs Toast to the "Olive Hranchcs." (Poetry) 124 

Why Fraternities I^xist, - - - - - - 126 

Kditorials. - - 128 

Chai)ter Letters. 

Delta. »34 

Zeta, '^ - - 

Kta, 

Kappa. 1 3S 

Lambda. 140 

Xi. 141 

Siijnia. 142 



Tau. 
Phi. 






4.5 
44 



Chi, 145 

Psi. - - - - ----- 146 

Omei^-a, 148 

I'ersonals. - - - - - - - - i qo 

Lxclianjres, - - i c;2 



lyiONOGRAMS, CRESTS, EMBLEMS, 

Invitations, Programs 
and Cards, 



Designed and Engraved by 



THE BEARD ART AND STATIONERY CO., 

423 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. 



BUNDE & UPMEYER 



— MANUPACTUKERS OP — 



Delta Gamma Pins. 



*7tt^e always carry a large assortment 

VXi of these Pins in stoc , and shall 

be pleased to send them free of 

charges to any chapter, on application 

from the secretary. 

New Combinations a Specialty. 

Fine Work and very Reasonable Prices. 



i21 and 128 Wisconsin St. MILWAUKEE, WIS. 

OFFICIAL DELTA GAMMA JEWELERS. 

CONVENTION MESSENGER 



— CONTAINING — 



Proceedings Eighth Biennial Convention, 

Revised Constitution, 

HISTORY OF DELTA GAMMA. 

Price 25 Centn. 




(ConUnite* 



The Woman's Colle<Tc (*)f Baltimore and Her % ' 

, I'V.iternities, ^- - .41 

■ 

Eliy;ible Delta Gammas, - - - - - - 44 

What Constitutes a Weak Chapter? . . - 46 

Kditorials, - - . 47 

A Friend (a poem), 50 

Chapter Letters, 

Alpiia, 51 

Chi. 52 

Delta. 53 

I^ta, ;4 

Kappa. - - 55 

Lambda, ------- 55 

Omega, 58 

I*hi, - - - • 59 

Tsi. 60 

Tan. -------- 62 

>^'. 63 

/eta. - - - 6^ 

Personals, --------- ()j 

I'.xciianj^cs, -------- -i 




I I 



I 



1 " 1^7 



jp^nchurn 




of 



<?lttt ^(mxm. 



Ito, ■; 



ffiontmte* 



Exclusiveness in Fraternities, 82 

The Fraternity Pin, 85 

Initiation into Delta Gamma, Sy 

Editorials, 89 

Chapter Letters, 

Alpha, 94 

Delta, . - gj 

Zeta, -------- g6 

Eta. - . - 97 

^appa. 99 

Lambda, ----.__ jqq 

Xi, ------- - 102 

Sigma, 103 

Tau, .-.--... iQ^ 

Phi, 106 

Chi, 107 

Psi, 108 

Omega, - iio 

Personals, ---.-._. H2 

Exchanges, - II4 




Pelt 



I- %»^iifiiiiii,|, 



THE NEW YORK PUBUC LIBRARY 

REFERENCE DEPARTMBNT 


Thii book ii 
t.k 




























































- 


































'— •"