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Politics in Fraternity, 



Lest We Forget, 



An All Round Girl, 



Delta Gamma Friendships, 



The Freshman's Point of View, 





Chapter Grand, 


Chapter Correspondence, 











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Grand Council. 

Polk Wils*ti,< Mrs. Burton W.) 498 W. 183rd St.,N. Y. 
Viic-PuLsWim. .(M rs.) Ella Tyler WhHelej, 1709 Pine St., Boulder, Col. 

Secretory Harriet Belle Frost^Ol E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 

Treasurer Genevieve Ledyard Derby, 48 N. McComly St., 

Battle Creek, Mich. 

Fifth Member Joe Anna Ross, N. E. Cor. Roland & Melrose Aves., 

Roland Park P. O., Normandie Heights, Md. 

Corresponding' Secretaries. 

Alpha— Mary Mohler 220 W. State St., Alliance, O. 

Zeta— Merle McLouth 1009 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Pearl A. Marty 202 Carroll St., Akron, O. 

Theta--Stella Lease Delta Gamma Lodge, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — Maud Macomber Delta Gamma House, 

1085 J St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — May Lobnrake. ..1909 Queen Ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — Esther Treudley University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Rho — Adelia Allen 209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Woman's Hall, Evans ton, 111. 

Tau— Bertha Willis 808 Church St., Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Harriet Severance Delta Gamma Lodge, 

Leland Stanford University Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — Myra L. Thomas Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi — Katherine Selden Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — Mary Taylor The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega — Florence Palmer 151 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae— Blanche Garten. . . .1218 H St., Lincoln, Neb. 


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Editor-in- Chief. 

Joe Anna Ross Roland & Melrose Aves., 

Roland Park P. O., Normandie Heights, Md. 
Md. Phone Wynhurst 868, Heights, Md. 

Business Managers. 

; J)fsirc& jBranch Ellicott City, Md. 

' Janet Gaucher 2318 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Md. 

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• .. .- • AW 1 * — Agnes Starkey Delta Gamma Lodge, 

' »"» • r " . T T * 105 College St. , Alliance, O. 

-•"•.*: fcttarrfHarriet Riddickl Albion College, Albion, Mich. 

Eta — Miriam Amy Motz 108 N. Summit St., Akron, O. 

Theta — Emma Munger 803 E. Sixth St., Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — Ruth Baird Bryan University of Nebraska., Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — Alice Bean 1529 Univ. Ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi— Helen M. Stevens University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Rho— Edith Snyder 209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. 

Tau — Blanche G. Spinney Iowa University, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Margaret B. Smith Delta Gamma Lodge, 

Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — Marcia Chipman Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi— Jessie G. Sibley Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — Elizabeth Goucher Woman's College, Baltimore, Md 

Omega — Marian Jones 112 Langdon St., Madison, Wis. 

■Mfeppa Theta Alumnae— Edith Abbott 1800 G St., Lincoln, Neb. 

^^■TOmicron Alumnae Ass'n — Louise West. .The Montreal, Balto., Md. 

XTbe Bncbora 

of Belta (Bamma* 

Vol. XIX. November 1, 1902. No. 1. 

THE ANCHOR A is the official organ of the Delta Gamma Fraternity. It is issued an 
the first days of November, January, April and July. 

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Subscriptions and advertisements should be sent to the Business Manager, Desires 
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Exchanges and material for publication, due at The Anchora office by the tenth of each 
month preceding date of issue, should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief. 


Roland & Melrose Aves. , 
Normandie Heights, Roland Park P. O., Md. 
Maryland ' Phone, Wynhurst 86 j. 

Inter-Fraternity Relations. 

Our relation to fellow-fraternities has a more important bearing 
upon our part and standing in college life than we are likely to 
realize. The value of a wholesome rivalry in raising and main- 
taining high standards cannot be questioned in any walk of life. 
This being the case, we cannot disregard its importance, either 
in the fraternity as a national body, or in the individual chapter. 

Sometimes we are apt to think that we are little or nothing to 
those rival bodies which we strive to out-rush every autumn. I 
believe that we will one and all admit, if the question is given a 
moment's consideration, that our own self-respect is greater be- 
cause of our place among other similar organizations, to the 
ideals and aims of which we owe in part our own. 

The strength of the college chapter is impaired more than 
can be estimated if there is not an honest and frank appreciation 
of those who are the respected rivals of our class. We, as col- 
lege women, are expected to have a broad intelligence, and any 
tendency to shut our eyes to what is admirable in others, will 




surely lead to a petty view of our life problems, now and later 
on. What is true of general social intercourse, certainly must 
apply to fraternity relations. We shall not detract at all from 
perfect loyalty to that body in which we are bound together 
under promises that are both sacred and earnest, by looking 
squarely at the good qualities of another union of college women. 
In forming friendships without reserve outside of our fraternity, 
in admiring the admirable and copying the worthy points in our 
rivals we shall be truer to our own organization, because we 
shall be truer women. 

The "high and teachable nature" which has a broad grasp of 
life problems, and is most useful in solving them, is an essential 
element in fraternity circles, as it is everywhere. 

We who are fortunate enough to wear the anchor would not 

stop satisfied to have our fraternity narrow down to her own 

circular rut, and revolve ' there indefinitely. We are eager to 

have her learn and apply good lessons everywhere, and not least 

from her sister unions. Nor are we willing to belittle ourselves 

and our Delta Gamma by turning from the good qualities and 

snatching for the faults of our competitors. We are proud to 

meet such respected rivals and acknowledge our obligations to 


Marcia Chipman, Phi, '05. 

Politics in Fraternity* 

Fraternities, like electricity, hold many possibilities. If 
properly harnessed and carefully handled they can accomplish 
wonders for good. But in the hands of wicked or careless men 
they become veritable powers of destruction. 

What multiplicity of opportunity is there for narrow clanish- 
ness and selfish and unfair scheming. Fraternity politics is a 
good example — for there is no use trying to evade the fact of 
fraternity politics. Well, fraternity politics may be pure, and 
therefore, a really healthful recreation, keeping the wits alert and 
the judgment exercised and at the same time accomplishing good. 
But unclean, small politics are as degrading in fraternities as in 
states or nations. 

The matter of fraternity politics is of vital importance. 
If left to run rampant it threatens to defeat the cause of 
fraternities, externally, by antagonizing worthy people, and 


internally by frustrating the declared purpose of fraternity. New 
students see the trend and it becomes a matter of choosing 
between college political strength together with a fraternity or 
worthy, honest struggle and probable defeat together with per- 
sonal worth. Fraternity politics too often consist in underhanded 
scheming and lying and the placing of honors without respect 
to merit — unless it so happens to fit. Men who have sons and 
daughters to educate do not see the sense in sending them to 
school to join fraternities for the purpose of shielding them from 
work and priming them for strife. They consider fraternities 
the root of contentions and the enemy to real scholarship, This, 
we hope, is not true yet. But straws show which way the wind 
blows; and such a tendency should not be permitted to gain 
headway. All the fraternities in our colleges assert that their 
aim is high scholarship, good fellowship and the development 
of latent powers through close personal contact. And we are 
sincere in our assertions. We do place our fraternity ideals 
high. Let us keep guard lest we find them being dragged into 
the dust by our own hands. 

At first thought it seems that only in men's fraternities could 
be found this tendency to unworthy scheming. 

But by no means are women's fraternities free from it. It is 
becoming apparently more and more the case that real worth 
must fight hard for recognition while wealth or other worldly 
influence wins prestige. It is so not only between different 
fraternities but even in the internal workings of a fraternity itself. 
Perhaps in the world these things must be so — we cannot argue 
that point now. But colleges or universities are not the places 
to foster such growth. In our educational institutions we hope 
to instil notions of the ideal in moral, intellectual and physical 
life. Lessons in worldly policy may be had anywhere else and 
there is no need to leaven school life with it. Policy has no place 
within school walls except when used to outwit meanness and to 
insure real worth the place upon the throne. This kind of 
politics may be called pure. 

We have our ideals of womanhood and we wish all our sisters 
to reach that ideal. We choose girls with the aim to help them 
and be helped to our ideals. Be sure that we keep encouraging 
such growth. What we encourage by word of mouth must 
receive sanction by work of hands. Precepts and deeds, let it 
be mostly deeds. When by care and perseverance a sister is 


steering straight with the fraternity watchword on her lips and 
the motto burning in her brain, with the white shield before her 
and a firm and trusting hand on the anchor chain, let "it not 
break! Delta Gamma, let it be forever. 

Eva Lorentz, Alpha, '02. 

Lest We Forget. 

In one of the most delightful of Stevenson's many delightful 
essays, he preaches a little — a very little — almost without our 
knowing it ; and he warns us that though striving for shadowy 
ideals may be a good thing and well enough in its way, yet 
there are better ones almost within our grasp. And he says 
with an almost cynical touch, "Trying to be kind and honest 
seems an affair too simple and too inconsequential for men of our 
heroic mould." It does seem very simple on the face of it and 
yet its very simplicity has led to its neglect, and too often we 
are not honest, more often we are not kind. It has always 
seemed to me a great pity that Stevenson did not write an essay 
on values. For the subject of value is not exclusively an 
economic one; in fact it touches in some sort on what he calls 
"the golden chamber at the heart of life." And he could have 
told us many things that would have stayed with us because he 
would have told them so simply and so beautifully. 

But this is not to be a disquisition on Stevenson, only a small 
discussion of values, of the things he valued. It is the question, 
after all, that is of primary importance in the fraternity world. 
Of course we know that it is a standing reproach against 
fraternities that they have a false and artificial standard of value, 
that they do not prize most the things or the people that are 
worth while. We are always indignant when we hear this 
wearily reiterated by people who are constitutionally opposed to 
fraternities as instruments of the powers of darkness, for we 
know that we do not consistently or for a long time under- 
value the right things in life and overvalue the wrong 
ones. Yet if we are honest, quite honest with ourselves, 
we shall confess that we have felt some times that there 
was perhaps some justification for this reproach, not against 
ourselves of course, but against fraternities as a whole, perhaps. 
And then some day, if we are very honest, we shall confess 
further perhaps that we have been guilty of overvaluing those 


in our own fraternity and undervaluing those outside, especially 
those beyond the Greek letter pale. For it is there that we 
might, if we tried, find sometimes the most of worth in character 
and ability, in capacity for hard work and earnest effort. And 
in so far as we underestimate the really fine things in others, we 
neglect them in ourselves and become the victims of our own 
illusions. There are fraternity girls, many of them who have 
writhed with humiliation when confronted with the charge that 
they and their sisters are snobs. Yet, after all, snobs, and 
snobbishness are only questions of value; we are all snobs in so 
far as our standard of values is a false one; and perhaps, if we 
are quite honest, we may admit sometime, not that the charge is 
true, but that it is so dangerously near the truth as to make us 
uncomfortable when we think of it. 

The beautiful mediaeval principle of noblesse oblige is not 
threadbare yet. A man owes something to his order; he is a 
renegade if he deserts it; he is a traitor if he dishonors it. A 
girl owes much to her fraternity, and she can pay the debt only 
by loyal service. She has more than her own reputation at 
stake; the world of which she is a part judges her fraternity as 
well as herself by what she says or does. If she is a snob, she 
has branded all her sisters, and every such act of snobbishness 
remains always an unpaid debt against them, that no act of 
kindly courtesy on their part can ever cancel. But all this is 
not so much lest we forget, it is rather lest we never realized 
that it was there to be forgotten. 

There is after all no more suitable time than a post-rushing 
season to take to our fraternity heart what Stevenson said about 
being honest and being kind. During this quiet time for medi- 
tation, we might find an opportunity for a good many square 
confessions and best of all for occasional glows of righteous feel- 
ing when it is all over, successfully or unsuccessfully, and there 
has been nothing said or done to leave a blot on the fraternity 
escutcheon. There is honor, we have always been told, among 
thieves, and we have always believed it. Surely, our most 
irreconcilable critics will not begrudge us a place on this level. 
But we can remain there only by remembering that we owe 
much in rushing season not only to our rivals but to the girls 
who are rushed, especially to the girls who are rushed and not 
asked. But the path of the rusher is beset by more pitfalls than 
poor Christian's, and if fraternities, unlike people, might ever be 



justified in wishing for that Pharasaical feeling, it would be after 
a rushing season when the temptation to become partners in a 
game of Machiavellian diplomacy has been almost irresistible. 
This seems though when all is said, very useless and very 
tiresome, for we all know our own faults and usually remem- 
ber them better than other people who should be sufficiently 
occupied caring for their own. Yet we must bear with those 
who preach to us now and then about our most crying sins, lest 
we forget them and discredit more than ourselves in so doing. 
To be honest, to be kind; it is a good ideal to have in mind 
surely, and one whose simplicity appeals to us more strongly on 
further acquaintance. You are right, Robert Louis, one need 
not hitch one's wagon to a star unless it be the star of truth, for 
if we try bravely and earnestly to do as you would wish us to, 
Delta Gamma need not be ashamed to claim her own. 

Edith Abbott, Kappa, '01. 

••An All-'Kound Girl/' 

They were sitting around the tea-table and had been talking 
about the Phi Beta Kappa announcements. 

"Well," said a Freshman, energetically, "It's well enough to 
be a Phi Beta, and gratifying to one's family, but my ideal is the 
all-'round girl who does well in her work; shines in society; in- 
dulges in athletics somewhat, and appears in dramatics occa- 
sionally; the girl, who, pausing for inspiration, 'does everything 
with her might, 9 " 

" 'With her might,' " repeated the old girl, back for a visit, 
thoughtfully. "I wonder if she could, that ideal of yours. Now, 
there was Margaret. You all know Margaret. She entered 
college an enthusiast. Her physique was magnificent; her 
mind brilliant; her personality charming. She seemed fit for 
all things, and she was." 

"In a few weeks she had joined the Dramatic Club, the 
Christian Association, the Tennis Club, and had been put on an 
important class committee. This, of course, was besides her 
work and her fraternity. Then her father, who was literary, 
and her mother, who was musical, kept writing her, urging 
her not to neglect her work and her music. Her father 
wanted her to write for the college magazines, and her mother 
was anxious for her to practice piano an hour or so a day. She 


began meeting men, you know how attractive she is, and that 
meant several evenings each week spent receiving calls, at the 
theatre or at hops. The basket-ball season opened. Fired 
with class loyalty and love of sport, she devoted hours to prac- 
tice in the gym., finally making her class team." 

"I remember the day I went into our room, toward the end 
of the year, and found Margaret there, trolling out her Latin. 
If you had known her in the old glorious prep, school days you 
would understand my surprise. She looked up at me, half 
ashamed, half defiant, and said: 'This Horace is so hard, and 
I've cut so much. Then I have that Dramatic Club rehearsal, 
which will last a couple of hours besides the mission study class 
and my fencing lesson. You know that long theme that's due. 
This afternoon doesn't count, for I promised a poem for the 
magazine, overdue now, and I simply must receive at that 
tea.' " 

"Well, that's just the way she lived, each day a hurry, a 
scramble. When you met her on her flying trips across the 
campus, or in the halls, she just had time for a smile. When 
you went to her room she was always starting for some stunt" 

"Sophomore and Junior year, it was the same. She acted, 
wrote, played basket ball, danced, managed class stunts and ran 
class politics. She was prominent, popular, gay." 

"But one day, at the beginning of our Senior year, she came to 
me with the dreariest face. 'Helen,' she began, 'I'm cross and 
homesick and blue. I'm sick of it all. These dear beautiful years! 
They are all wasted in mistakes. I want them again. I want 
to begin over. I've been so busy trying to be everything and 
do everything that I've let the best of college, the things that 
count, the things that are worth while, slip away. Friends! 
I have none. They have been sacrificed for committee meet- 
ings and games and poems and dances.' " 

"It was true. I had begun to realize it when we discussed 
Senior elections. Margaret had hoped for the presidency. 
The girls said, 'Yes, Margaret is fine. She's executive and 
would look stunning on the stage, but you know she does so 
many things, we are afraid she wouldn't have time.' " 

"She was suggested for poet. Again the girls said; 'Mar- 
garet writes well, but really Dorothy does much better. Mar- 
garet always has so much doing and Dorothy would devote her 
whole soul to getting up a perfect class poem.' " 


"The last I heard from her, she had given up writing and 
music and was doing college settlement work. She wrote me 
the other day that she had given up her dream of being an all- 
'round girL 'She's an impossible creature,' she said. She has 
decided to leave a few things for others to do, and not try 
selfishly to do everything herself. She said she was going to 
content herself with the consciousness of one thing well done, of 
time well spent." 

"And after all/' finished the old girl, putting down her tea cup, 
as if the sermon were over, "isn't that worth while?" 

Adah Murray Horton, Chi, '02. 

Delta Gamma Friendships. 

It is hard to imagine the havoc that would be wrought should 
some mighty hand sever one by one the many and delicate 
threads that bind us to our fellows and leave us alone and 
isolated in the world. Men and women, from Cicero down to 
that glorious production, the budding high-school orator, have 
felt the power and value of friendship and have given their 
thoughts to the world. 

Sir John Lubbock speaks of our friends and the place they 
hold in our life, as individuals moving in rings about each per- 
son; in concentric circles. In the smallest circle are those few — 
and they are few, indeed, even with the best of us — with whom 
we are in almost perfect sympathy; who meet and satisfy us in 
each mood and temper, to whom we can go in joy or in sorrow, 
in success or in failure, and be sure of being understood and 
loved through it all. Just outside of these are others whom we 
know less intimately yet value highly, beyond these and still 
beyond, others, until we reach the great outer circle of those who 
are mere acquaintances, and whom we barely recognize. 

The criticism has been made so many, many times of fra- 
ternity girls that they are exclusive or, in other words, the Greek 
girl has won the fame of relegating to the extreme outer circle 
of her life the large majority of her college mates, and of 
admitting to the inner circles few besides her chosen set — and 
these mostly fellow inhabitants of the Greek world. Things 
have come to a woeful state when a 'frat' pin or fine clothes are 
our chief standards in judging of others. The more people we 
can meet sympathetically on some common ground, the richer 
and fuller and happier will be our lives. 


The Delta Gamma who gives a ready, helpful friendship to 
her own sisters, but whose heart and mind are big enough to 
have warm friends among the other Greeks and in the non- 
fraternity world most of all, is the Delta Gamma who is going 
to do much to brighten our fame and to break down the shame- 
ful barrier which makes so unnecessarily sharp the distinction 
between "barb" and "frat." 

Leonora C. Mann, Lambda, '02. 

THe Freshman's Point of View. 

Now that the excitement of rushing season is over, we Fresh- 
men are beginning to realize what the fraternity life really means 
to a college girl. In the first three weeks of gaiety and innum- 
erable engagements we were naturally impressed by its social 
side, but our views then were merely those of outsiders and not 
of those who see and understand the other and deeper side. 
Those of us who had belonged to preparatory or high-school 
fraternities had of course, very distinct ideas as to the meaning 
of the word, but I think that even we failed to realize entirely 
the power and depth of that life which was soon to mean so 
much to us. In the constant and intimate intercourse of 
the girls one understands a fraternity's strength, and in the 
coming and going of the old girls one understands its breadth. 
The friendships found now are not friendships for the four col- 
lege years only, but friendships for life. In the Fraternity House 
a girl learns to be thoughtful and considerate of others, if she 
has never learnt it before, and also to realize how to keep selfish 
thoughts or plans from interfering with the pleasure of others. 
If the outsiders who see only one phase of the life and who con- 
sequently rail against fraternities for their narrowness and ex- 
clusiveness could but see the other side, their ideas would 
probably change very radically. But it is only given to the few 
lo realize the helpful, powerful spirit of fraternity life. 

Harriet C. Severance, Upsilon, '06. 



Five months to Convention is a long time to look ahead, but 
when one remembers that those months are five of the busiest 
of the college season, it does not seem premature to begin to 
plan now for that quickly approaching event. At Lincoln there 
was a marked difference in the amount of time and forethought 
that had been spent by the various chapters upon the sugges- 
tions offered or acted upon at Convention. Between the two 
extremes, of the delegate who has been so closely instructed by 
her chapter in regard to her every act that she hesitates to use 
the slightest individuality, and the delegate who has received 
so little information as to her chapter's desires as to be thrown 
wholly on her own resources in regard to each question for dis- 
cussion, there is the fortunate delegate who has been chosen for 
her own common sense and executive ability in times of emer- 
gency, but who has also heard thoughtfully discussed by her 
chapter most of the subjects that are likely to be acted upon at 
Convention. Frequently it is by her very treatment of these 
subjects in the chapter meeting that a girl reveals to her 
fraternity mates her desirability as a delegate. 

The sooner a chapter can begin to discuss convention topics 
and to choose its delegate the easier it will be for the latter to 
arrange her work so that the week's absence may not materially 
interfere with her classwork and so that she may listen attenta- 
tively and take notes in regard to whatever her chapter has to 
express at Convention. 

In choosing a delegate the old question always occurs, "To 
what class shall she belong?" In our own experience it has 
always seemed that the freshmen and sophomores were too 
young and inexperienced in the actual responsibilities of fraternity 
and college life to deal seriously enough with Convention prob- 
lems, and that the seniors were too busy to lose the week from 
their college work and, moreover, were too soon to leave their 
alma mater altogether, for their Convention trip to prove really 


of value to their chapter. It is the junior then, the happy 
junior, to whom the choice most naturally and most wisely falls. 
She has been in her own chapter long enough to deal intelli- 
gently with fraternity problems as a whole, and she is exper- 
ienced enough by her association at home and at college to 
meet with ease and pleasure the varied social duties which 
will devolve upon her during the gayeties of Convention week. 
The junior is with her chapter the year after Convention and is 
able to give to it all the enthusiasm, knowledge and strength 
which have come to her through a liberal-minded contact with 
members from other chapters. 

Perhaps the most serious of the general topics for discussion 
at Madison will be those suggested by the Inter-Sorority Con- 
ference held in Chicago last summer, an account of which ap- 
peared in the July Anchora. A careful study of the sugges- 
tions therein contained, will be necessary for every chapter of 
Delta Gamma that expects to vote intelligently at the coming 
Convention. We understand that the National body of Kappa 
Kappa Gamma has already taken action in regard to the sug- 
gestions and that Alpha Phi at its sessions in Ann Arbor is plan- 
ning to devote much attention to the matter. 

The term of office of several of the members of the Council 
will expire this year and it behooves the delegates to know what 
chapters are eligible and suitable for the choice of new officers. 
If the delegates had all been properly infonned in regard to 
these matters at the last Convention, the mistake of offering a 
second office to one chapter would never have been committed. 
A chapter cannot know beforehand upon what special com- 
mittee its delegate may be asked to act, and consequently, it 
should protect itself and her by having her prepared for all 
possible emergencies. 

If any chapter wishes to present suggestions to be acted 
upon at Convention, it is required by the Constitution that 
written copies of such suggestions be sent to each member of 
the Council and to every chapter at least six weeks before Con- 


Chapter Grand. 

Agnes Gorton Hofcglin, 

M. Agnes Gorton was born in Howell, Mich., August twenty- 
seventh, 1879. Her early girlhood was spent in this place, and 
after finishing a successful high school course, she came to 
Albion College in the year 1896. 

Here she won a host of friends, and became a beloved mem- 
ber of Zeta of Delta Gamma. 

Her pleasant businesslike manner, her high sense of right 
and wrong, her active interest in the chapter even after she be- 
came inactive, endeared her to every wearer of the Anchor. 

While in her junior year, she met Mr. E. Floyd Hoaglin, a 
young business man of the city, and without waiting to complete 
her literary and art courses, married him in August, 1900. 

A year later they left their home in this city and went to Albu- 
querque, New Mexico, for the health of Mr. Hoaglin's father, 
and in this place she died, June twenty-fourth, 1902. 

She loved Albion more than any earthly place, and to it she 
was brought to rest among the beautiful flowers placed by Zeta 
Chapter and her many friends. 

Her life was a noble one, and our lives have been bettered by 
having known her. 

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the husband and 
relatives in their great sorrow. 


Chapter Correspondence. 

Alpha; Mt. Union College, Alliance, O. 

The college year began of course under the usual conditions, 
rain, rain, rain. Such minor discomforts, however, do not 
daunt the girls of Alpha, for all donned their merriest smiles, in 
lieu of rain coats, and with cheery words greeted the new girls 
in school; trying between showers to dispel if possible the 
demons of homesickness. 

Mt. Union congratulates herself on the promising outlook for 
a most successful year. 

We have an almost entirely new faculty to introduce to you 
this year, and allow us to say that we are very proud of them. 
They will certainly do credit to themselves and to the college. 

The foot ball boys are delighted with their new coach and 
have already been doing excellent work this season. 

Alpha is again cosily quartered in the Chapter House. Our 
pledge girls did not all return this fall but a number return in 
the winter when we expect to take them into full membership. 

We are very busy, however, and constantly on the alert for 
eligible girls. Last Saturday evening we had a little rushing 
party at the House, the results of which we are not quite ready 
to divulge. 

On Thursday of last week the downtown girls spent the even- 
ing with us, which in a way seemed almost like a little reunion 
and certainly very enjoyable after a summer vacation. 

Some of the sisters not in school made our hearts glad this 
fall by generously presenting us with a handsome new Art 
Square for our reception room. 

Both of our graduates have been to see us this year. Edna 
Grimes stopped with us a few days on her way to the wedding 
of Luella Battles, one of our girls who was in the year 1900. 
She married Mr. C. R. Oesch, 'oi, M. U. C, on October 1st. 
As they intend living at Sebring, O., a few miles from here, we 
are anticipating some jolly visits with the newly wedded pair. 



Our other graduate, Eva Lorentz, has just returned from Cali- 
fornia. Among the many pleasant and interesting things she 
had to tell us, the most pleasant and the most interesting was 
her delightful little visit with the girls of Upsilon at Leland 

Among other weddings we have a church wedding to record: — 
that of Gertrude Tressel, '98, M. U. C, who took graduate 
work at Bryn Mawr last year, to Rev. Harold Ryder, of Balti- 
more, on October 8th. The girls of Alpha attended. 

Since our last letter there has been a new sorority estab- 
lished at Mt. Union. The S. L. Club obtained a charter from 
Alpha Xi Delta, which makes the third chapter of this fraternity. 

Alpha sends most cordial greetings to Delta Gammas, old and 
new, with best wishes for a bright and prosperous year. 

Agnes Starkey, '04. 

Zeta; Albion College, Albion, Mich. 

A new term with bright prospects for Zeta has opened and 
with the exception of three, all of last year's chapter are to- 
gether again this fall. 

A circular letter went the rounds during the summer and kept 
us in touch with each other. 

Zeta has had her share of weddings since her last letter. In 
June, May B. Hunt was married to E. Clarence Dunning, a 
physician now practicing in White Pigeon, Mich. 

On October 1 occurred the wedding of Esther Collins to Mr. 
Brooks, of Grand Rapids, and on the same day Olive Rogers, of 
Albion, was married to Frank Calvert, of Detroit. 

A few evenings previous to Olive's wedding we had a fare- 
well dinner at the Lodge and drank water to the health of the 
bride elect. Then an "incongruous mass" of kitchen utensils — 
dish pans and saucepans — were showered upon her and from 
the depths of this /awdemonium she read the appropriate 
rhymes attached to each article. 

We were delighted to learn at the beginning of the term that 
Mrs. Helen Knappen Scripps, one of Zeta's most loved sisters, 
was elected preceptress of the college. She is one of the most 
charming and lovable of women, and all of the girls in the col- 
lege admire her and we are proud to claim her in Delta Gamma. 


Zeta is glad to introduce Mabel Stone, our new pledgling. 
Since she received an invitation to another sorority last spring 
at the same time of ours, her decision to wear the bronze, pink 
and blue, gives us encouragement for our future success. 

We have had only one rushing party so far this fall but are 
busy getting acquainted with the new girls and have high hopes. 

Zeta sends best wishes for success to all Delta Gammas. 

Harriett E. Riddick. 

Eta; Buchtel College, Akron, O. 

The girls of Eta began this year with renewed loyalty and 
enthusiasm. Although our chapter-roll numbers but six we 
still feel that we have at least ten, for fortunately our two seniors 
of last year were town girls and they continue to be active in 
helping us. Elizabeth Behan and Winifred Allen are both at 
home in the city studying music, and they are seldom absent 
from fraternity meeting. Dora Moore was unable to return on 
account of the illness of her mother. 

With the commencement of the school year Eta renewed her 
former contract with Lambda of Kappa Kappa Gamma con- 
cerning asking day, so we will have no pledges to introduce until 
after the thirty-first of October. 

To use the current expression, "Buchtel has taken a boom 
this year." There are about forty freshmen enrolled and 
almost all of the old students returned. The academy numbers 
ever a hundred. 

The prospects for a successful season in athletics are very 
bright, especially for a good basket ball team. 

The first Friday night of the term the upperclassmen gave 
their annual reception to the freshmen, the following Friday 
night they again received them in the gymnasium and demon- 
strated the psychological fact that we know how to appreciate 
things only by contrast. 

The third Friday night we entertained at the home of Mary 
Rockwell. It is an ideal place for a parlor dance and with a 
marsh -mallow roast, plenty of sweet cider and the usual reper- 
toire of college songs we spent every moment of the evening 
most enjoyably. 

With the beginning of our chapter meetings our alumnae asso- 
ciation also began to hold semi-monthly meetings. From gentle 


hints that have been given us we hope to receive valuable assis- 
tance from them this year. The strength of a chapter depends 
so much upon her alumnae. 

Eta sends best wishes to Delta Gammas everywhere for a 
happy and successful year. 

Miriam Amy Motz, '03. 

Theta; University of Indiana, Bloomington. 

Upon the opening of College, October first, we found that ten 
of our girls had returned. 

Helen Posey, who has been absent several years, is again with 
us, much to our joy. 

Many of our alumnae are teaching and a few of our under- 
graduate members are also in the school-room. 

Theta Chapter has a new home this year. We have deserted 
College Hill and are now in a pleasant, well-arranged Chapter 
House in a convenient location. We have taken much interest 
in furnishing our parlors and have been so fortunate as to re- 
ceive many gifts for this purpose from alumnae and absent mem- 

Edith Martin, an alumna member, made us a short visit dur- 
ing the first week of the term. 

Our social affairs so far, have been informal. We entertained 
some friends and new acquaintances among the college girls the 
evenings of October first, third and fourth. 

Accorning to our custom, we have been trying to know as 
many new girls as possible and to make the first few days in 
college, usually so trying to freshmen, easier and pleasanter for 

We have done but little rushing. However, the Delta Gamma 
ribbon is now worn by four girls, Mamie Chandler. Fannie Law- 
son, Mamie Ellis and Ethel Waterman. 

Our Dean of Women, Dr. Mary Breed, is to give to the col- 
lege women this fall a series of informal talk on social forms. 

Theta Chapter sends friendly greetings to all Delta Gamma 
sisters and hopes that this year may prove to be the most pros- 
perous and successful year the fraternity has ever known. 

Emma R. Munger, '05. 


Kappa ; University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 

Kappa Chapter answers proudly to the roll-call and presents 
to Delta Gamma six new sisters. To say the rushing season 
was strenuous in this fall's campaign is leaving much untold. 
Every sorority showered the new girls with invitations. It was, 
here in the morning, there at noon, hither in the afternoon, yon 
at night. Poor girls ! We Greeks who had only one calendar 
of entertainments to attend to pitied them. Delta Gamma did 
her part in the rushing, as the results show. Opening with an 
informal dance at the fraternity house, and closing with a beau- 
tiful dinner dance at Mrs. Peter Lau's. The season for Kappa 
Chapter was one of gaiety. We all staid one night at the sor- 
ority house, informally and the charm of it all was that the new 
girls became acquainted with us and one another. Then there 
was a little basket picnic at the Lincoln Country Club. Here we 
pledged Lena Fricke. Then there was a peanut party at the 
fraternity house where we did all the available "stunts" with 
peanuts. So the fun went on, but the best part follows. Our 
pledges, or rather our initiates are : Lillian Fitzgerald, Lena 
Fricke, Kathleen Tuttle, Roma Love, Jane Bunt and Grace 
Abbott. After the elusive ones were captured it then remained 
only to introduce them to the goat, and, in short, initiate the six. 
This we did on Saturday evening about three weeks ago. The 
ceremony took place first at Julia Deweese's home and conclud- 
ed at the fraternity house with a beautiful little feast, contributed 
to by the other Greek organizations. And now we are all "a 
band of sisters true," who each sing with all their hearts "vive la, 
Delta G." Bound even closer than ever before, and in a compact, 
congenial body, Kappa Chapter proudly presents to Anchora 
six new and helpful sisters, who join in sending love and greet- 
ing to all of Delta Gamma. 

Ruth Baird Bryan, '05. 

Lambda; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 

This year's rushing began very early. We had hardly reached 
town before we began to make friends with the new girls, 
though we were very strongly inclined to rush our own old girls 
for a little while, at least. We are glad now however that we 
didn't yield to temptation, for if we had, we might not have been 



able to present to you our pledge girls, Gertrude Mclvor, Flor- 
ence Dickinson, Harriet Van Bergen, Helen Smith and Edith 
Frost The girls who visit us this fall will probably find them 
full-fledged Delta Gammas. 

We need hardly say how happy we are in thinking of the 
visits we shall have from the Kappa, Sigma and Omega girls. 
We can surely praise foot-ball for more reasons than one. 

All the girls whom we expected last spring, came back this 
year, and at Christmas time, Esther Kinsey promises to return 
from Washington to take her degree with the Class of 1904. 
We have lent Gertrude Weaver to the Upsilon girls for this 
year but we expect to claim her as our own again in another 

In the last chapter letter several things were overlooked in 
the little budget of news on account of their very importance. 
It seemed hardly necessary to speak of these events as we our- 
selves were so taken up with them, we evidently didn't realize 
that everyone else didn't know of them too. Helen Humphreys 
was married in May to Wyman Lawrence, and Grace Tennant 
to Charles Adams, and both have left Minneapolis. Since then 
we have lost two more girls in the same way, Mellicent McCol- 
lom and Harriet MerrilL They are all girls whom we have 
learned to depend on, and Lambda has missed them more 
than she can ever tell. 

We are only hoping this year may be a happy and a pros- 
perous one for all our Delta Gamma sisters. 

Alice Annette Bean, '04. 

Xi; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

In spite of the abundance of rain during our first days of col- 
lege Xi is in good spirits and very proud of her five pledglings 
and one "sub.," Lucy Cooley's little sister Beth, whose mother is 

one of our ladies. 

As is the custom unfortunately in Michigan, rushing is prac- 
tically over after two weeks of college. We began the season 
by an informal dance on Saturday evening. Monday afternoon 
we took advantage of the only pleasant day of the week and 
had a long drive. Monday evening was passed very pleasantly 
with various progressive games, including ping-pong and flinch. 
Tuesday*evening we gave our largest party, a German. Many 


dainty favors and new figures made it an unusually pretty party. 
Thursday evening was cold and rainy, but a bright grate fire 
and plenty of marshmallows dispelled all gloomy thoughts and 
we finished the evening by singing rousing Delta Gamma songs. 
An informal dance on Saturday evening finished the week and 
we were all glad of Sunday in which to rest and recuperate. Last 
Sunday we had a small house party with four of our "old girls" 
as guests. 

Friday afternoon of this week the Woman's League held a 
reception in the Parlors of the Woman's Gymnasium to intro- 
duce our new Dean of the Woman's Department, Mrs. F. P. 
Jordan. President Angell and Mrs. Jordan both spoke to us. 
In the evening of the same day occurred the Fresh-Soph rush, 
which was not exciting in the extreme, but nevertheless, very 

We are looking forward to meeting the Alphi Phis from the 
various places where we have chapters during their Conven- 
tion to be held here the latter part of the month, and to 
entertaining them in our Chapter House at an afternoon recep- 
tion. Xi sends good wishes to every Delta Gamma for a most 
prosperous year. 

Helen M. Stevens, '05. 

Rho ; Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 

There are eleven girjs in the house this year, and we have 
delightful times together. Some of the girls came back a few 
days before college opened to make necessary preparations for 
rushing. We gave our first entertainment the night before col- 
lege opened and had a pleasant rushing season. We have five 
pledglings to introduce to Delta Gamma, Louise Cooley, '04, 
Florence Loomis, '04, Nellie Allison, '06, Beth Mogg, '06, and 
Eva Bailey '06. 

Florence Seeber, '04, is not in college this year but we hope 
she will be able to return to us next fall as we miss her very 

Bertha Wilson, '01, visited the chapter during the first week 
of college. She is teaching at the Howard Seminary in Massa- 
chusetts. Edith Cobb, '01, Blanche Glenn, '01, and Edna Mc- 
Kinley '02, are also teaching. Fannie Morgan, '02, is back to 
take post-graduate work and her mother is with her again. 



Some of the girls entertained their men friends at whist the 
other evening at the chapter house and had a very pleasant time. 

The Sophomore Reception, which is given each year by the 
sophomores to the freshmen, has been the only social event of 
the college thus far. 

Rho wishes all Delta Gamma's a successful college year. 

Edith Snyder, '94. 

Tau; University of Iowa, Iowa City. 

The college year has opened and only we who are old 
girls realize how happy we are to be together again after the 
summer's separation. A number of our girls were not able to 
be back this year, and that made rushing season all the more 
strenuous. Our festivities consisted of a chafing dish party at 
Lena Roach's, a spread at Edith Preston's, a dinner at the Berk- 
ley Imperial, and a delightful Banquet at the Berkley, at which 
thirty were present. Dainty water-color programs were given 
out, and dancing enjoyed later in the evening. 

The next week an elaborate dinner was given us by Mabel 
Swisher, a town girl. We attended " When Knighthood was in 
Flower," and also enjoyed a musical at Clem Ashley's, another 
town girl, whose home is always open to us. 

As a result of our work we are proud to introduce to you 
our three pledges, Ruth Fleming, '04, of Omaha, Neb. ; Ethel 
Elliott, '03, of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Anne Bollinger, of 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. We are also very glad to have with us 
this year for an attractive member, Harriette Holt, Tau, 93, re- 
cently of Omega, who is one of the French instructors in the 

Helen Moulton, '02, has been with us all through rushing, 
and we feel greatly indebted to her for her help. Her marriage 
to Ben Swisher, Phi Kappa Psi, takes place next month. They 
will live in Waterloo. 

Louise Brockelt, '94, has been back on a short visit, and we 
hope to have her with us again later in the winter. 

Nina Paisley, nee Benge, of Winterset, came down to attend 
our banquet. 

Effie Thompson, '04, is living in Evanston this winter, and 
writes very enthusiastic letters of Sigma, for she is a sophomore 
at Northwestern. 


Social life at the University has been as gay as usual. Beta 
Theta Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Theta, 
and Sigma Nu have given dancing parties, and Beta Theta Pi 
gives its large party of the year at the Armory, October twenty- 

We are very fortunate in having this year as last, a Delta 
Gamma table at the Berkley Cabaret, where most of us board. 
Not having a frat house it furnishes the means of our seeing 
more of each other than would otherwise be possible. 

Tau sends greetings to all her sisters, and best wishes for a 
happy, prosperous year. 

Blanch Gardner Spinney, '05. 

Upsilon ; Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Upsilon has again settled down to calm college life after three 
weeks of the hardest rushing ever known to Stanford. 

We began the year with nine of last year's girls in the house, 
and two in Palo Alto. But Stella Rose, a 'oo girl, Gertrude 
Weaver, from Lambda, and Connie Smith from Eta, have helped 
to swell our numbers. 

Four from our eight seniors have taken up the burdens of 
life and are teaching, Vivian Bailey, Jule Waters, Aida Rade- 
maker and Clare Ellerbeck. 

Most of us came back early, in order to make the best of our 
short rushing season. We have emerged therefrom triumphantly 
with four strong freshmen, Susan Welcker Carpenter, Harriet 
Severence, and Julia Boyton, all from Marborough School of 
Los Angeles, and Jessie McGilvray, who lives on the campus. 

The whole season was a whirl of festivities. The poor rushed 
freshmen had all their meals engaged ahead as well as their 
nights. We gave three dances, a German where no men were 
allowed, our annual foot-ball dinner, a drive and a picnic com- 
bined, and an afternoon affair at which we offered a variety of 
attractions, namely : a play written by one of our girls, an 
auction, a fortune-teller's booth, and refreshments which were 
sold at counters around for beans. 

We had almost no time for personal rushing. When we did 
we loved Stanford anew for the beautiful drives around it and 
the new chapel, where every afternoon at five o'clock we could 
stray in with a freshman and listen to the organ recitals. 


The University is spreading out amazingly ; new buildings 
are coming up on all sides ; in fact, the second quadrangle is 
almost complete. Tourists pour in every day to see our new 
memorial chapel, which we have been happy to show to a few 
of our Delta Gamma sisters from other chapters and look 
forward to more opportunities to show others. 

Upsilon sends to all her sisters, greetings. 

Margaret B. Smith, '04. 

Phi ; University of Colorado, Boulder. 

The second week of September found us back once more at 
college, and very glad to be together. 

Last June Phi launched several girls upon the matrimonial 
sea, and this autumn, to our joy, they came sailing back to greet 
us. Indeed, we had become so bewildered by the frequency 
with which we helped our sisters down the aisle that we were in 
the gravest danger of breaking into Lohengrin every time we 
sang Delta Gamma songs. 

The rushing season has come and gone, and we were most 
happy that these wedded sisters came back to help us start off 
the year. They looked so natural, sitting in their usual places 
that it would have seemed just like the old days, had it not been 
for a stray husband now and then haunting the Chapter house. 

On October fourth the sons of Nebraska came to play foot- 
ball, and the whole college, beside many outside visitors, were 
there to watch the battle. We regret very much that upon this 
occasion the Kappa sisters could not make us a hoped-for visit, 
but trust that fortune will be kinder next time. We met the 
guests from Nebraska the evening of the fourth at an informal 
reception, and certainly hope to see them here again, though we 
cannot promise always to let them go away with the honors of 

On October eleventh we are to initiate Elizabeth Whitehill, 
Sarah Elwell, Helena Newman and Minnie Daley, and will then 
be ready to begin the year together. 

We are enjoying a visit from Elizabeth Hutchingson, formerly 
of Phi, who drops in upon us every year or two from her home 
in Michigan. 

Mrs. Culbertson gave a delightful lawn party at the beginning 


of the season, and we have had informal spreads, tally-ho rides 
and other functions for the freshmen. 

The Woman's League entertained all freshmen in the Uni- 
versity on September twenty-seventh, and we are sure that, 
through the efforts of upper-class women, the incoming girls 
were duly impressed. The minds of under-graduates were so 
fertile in devising methods of this kind that no freshmen could 
possibly have felt neglected or even conceited after the evening 
was over. 

We can picture the re-united groups in our sister chapters, 
and know that they must be as glad as we are, to be together 
again. To them all Phi sends most cordial greetings, and best 
wishes for a happy and successsul year. 

Marcia Chipman, '05. 

Chi; Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Only nine girls have come back to work this year, and we feel 
keenly the loss of our five seniors and two juniors. 

Grace Gibbs, '02, is teaching in the Baptist Female University 
at Raleigh, N. C. Helen Brown is teaching in Savona, N. Y. 
The other '02 girls are at their homes for the winter, and we are 
looking forward to visits from all of them. 

Gladys Hobart, '03, is out this year teaching, but expects to 
come back next year. 

The announcement of the marriage of Blanche E. Wood- 
worth, '03, to Mr. T. Ethebert Doubleday, Delta Tau Delta, 
which took place at Buffalo about the the middle of September, 
came as a complete surprise to us all. 

The chapter is, however, strongly re-enforced this year by 
two new Delta Gammas, Mrs. Gardiner Williams and Mrs. 
Walter Williams, wives of two of our University professors, 
and now honorary members of Chi. We had the honor and 
pleasure of initiating them into the secrets of the fraternity at 
Mrs. Elmer's last Monday night. 

We are indeed glad to have with us Alice Omsley, from 
Sigma. Finding a ready-made Delta Gamma, right in the midst 
of strenuous rushing, was one of the most pleasant surprises 
which we have had in a long time. 

Harriet and Charlotte Dodge, who were abroad this summer, 
returned in September. Harriet is here at Cornell, doing graduate 


work, and Charlotte has gone to Chicago to enter a Kindergar- 
ten Training School. 

In our rushing this year, we have tried to do a great deal of 
personal work, and have not attempted many elaborate rushing 
" stunts." A heart party at Elsie McCreary's, a theatre party, to 
see Wm. Crane as David Harum, some drives, and informal 
spreads in the girl's rooms, have been some of our amusements. 
One " stunt " which we found quite successful was the acting 
in pantomime of some old college songs, while the words were 
sung by two of the girls. In this way we gave The Dude Who 
Couldn't Dance, The Quilting Party, Vive L'Amour, Mary Had 
a Little Lamb, Over the Bannister, and Good-Night, Ladies. 

With an idea of keeping the best until the last, we have de- 
layed a very important announcement, that is, the introduction 
of our six splendid pledglings, Bess Beardsley, '03 ; Elsie 
Waters, Sylvia Ball, Helen Coffin, Fannie Dudley and Josephine 
McCorkle, all '06 girls. 

Our best wishes for the other chapters are that they may find 
as nice freshmen as Chi has. 

Jessie Gillies Sibley, '05. 

Psi; Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

College opens this fall with seven girls in Psi, seven of the 
happiest girls one could find. 

We have started the year with a loyalty to our college and a 
deeper loyalty to our Delta Gamma than was ever ours. This 
promises a successful year. 

We greatly miss our four seniors who went out from us last 
year, but are glad to have two of them living in the city, Agnes 
Murdock, studying medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical 
School, and Virginia Caughey, teaching in one of Baltimore's 
best secondary schools. 

Jeannette Ostrander, Psi, '02, surprised us all early in August 
by the announcement of her marriage. It was unexpected and 
so like Jean. We are happy to introduce to you a loyal 
brother in Jean's husband, Dr. John Campbell Palmer, of Wells- 
burg, West Virginia. Helen Bull, '02, who travelled abroad all last 
summer, is planning to visit us next week. How glad we will 
be to see her again! 


Besides our seniors of last year we have two other losses, 
Evelyn Hewes, '04, has left college to study music at the Pea- 
body Conservatory, though it hardly seems as if she were not at 
college, we see her so often at fraternity meeting and elsewhere. 
Jane Rawls, 05, of Indianapolis, did not return this year owing 
to the illness of her mother. We hope that "Mother" Rawls is 
much better, for Psi would be made very unhappy by the pro- 
longed illness of one whom we learned to love so well last year. 
We are glad to hear that Jane expects to return next fall, for we 
miss her very much. 

Rushing has already commenced and Delta Gamma is enjoy- 
ing all the fun and work that it means. 

We are all off for a House Party to-day, which Psi Omricron 
is giving to us and our rushlings. 

Here are bright wishes for success to each chapter of Delta 
Gamma — as much success as we are looking forward to. 

Elizabeth Goucher, '05. 

Omega; University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

The rushing season is passed and we are overjoyed at our 
great success. Our Alumna tea was an occasion of joy and hap- 
piness. Five of the town girls, juniors in the High School, 
pledged, and all of them seemed to be as pleased as we were. 
They straightway began to sing our songs and to appear to 
realize what great pleasure was in store for them. A few days 
later two more town girls put on the Omega. 

The initiation was held last night and we all feel that in our 
nine new girls we have a great treasure. I am pleased to intro- 
duce Ethel wyn Anderson and Helen Whitney, both Madison girls, 
Isabel Cunningham and Adelaide Miller, of Chippewa Falls, 
Louise Merrill and Ella Sutherland, of Janesville, Carolyn Bull, 
of Racine, Mary Stevens, who enters as a junior from Vassar 
and Madge Loranger, of Ashland. 

Could our dear sisters who graduated last year or who were 
unable to return, come back, our happiness would be immeasur- 

Two of our girls, Helen Harvey and Bertha Jackson, who 
were not with us last year, have renewed their work in the Uni- 
versity and help add to our completeness. 


Miss Miner is again our chaperon, and we regret only that we 
cannot have her always. 

One of our alumnae, Charlotte Freeman, is home after a long 
stay in Denmark. We heartily welcome her into our lives. 

Omega sends love and good wishes to all her sisters and 
hopes that they have been as successful as have her members. 

Marion Jones, '04. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae ; Lincoln, Nebraska. 

The " mournful mists " have claimed Nebraska for their own 
this year, and the land of sunshine has belied its name. But 
however depressing the weather outlook may have been, there 
has been no reflection of gloom on our fraternity horizon. The 
active girls will tell you all about the successes of the rushing 
season, but we alumnae members have been as interested in the 
game as the rushers and rushes of more tender years. We have 
all been delighted with the results — not only because the new 
girls are fine, but because our girls have shown, as they always 
do at such times, a keen appreciation of the fact that there are 
such things as fraternity honor and fraternity ideals. But rush- 
ing is a hard, unsatisfying game at best, and the active girls will 
tell you of their efforts to work a reform along the lines sug- 
gested by the Inte rSorority Conference last May. 

There have been many comings and goings of interest in our 
chapter since Anchor a last heard from us. Miriam Starrett 
and Stella Rice have returned from Europe, bringing reports of 
some interesting Delta Gamma sisters they met on the other 
side. Our beloved veteran, Joy Webster, has deserted us for the 
far West, and we are trying to live along in a sort of hopeless 
way without her. Blanche Garten, who has been on a Canadian 
Exploring Expedition, will return this week, and we are fortu- 
nate in having with us for the first time in three years Edith 
Lewis, who has been studying at Smith. Josephine Tremains 
McCroskey is home from Buenos Ayres, and we hope to have 
the pleasure this week of seeing not only her, but her small son* 
whose birth has not yet been recorded in the annals of Anchora. 
I know the other girls will tell you of all the rushing festivities* 
and surely a failure to repeat will be commended. We are all 
looking forward to our coming initiation, for we hope to have a 

great many alumnae members here at that time. 

Edith Abbott, 'oi. 


Psi; Omricron Alumna Association, Baltimore, Md. 

This year the active chapter was obliged to get other rooms 
so we found very nice quarters for them and there held our first 
meeting the last of September. We came together to discuss the 
situation and make plans for the rushing. This year we have 
taken charge of the larger rushing functions for the girls and it 
has made it much easier for them. They can now attend to 
their college work without those manifold interruptions that 

"making preparations' 1 call for. 

Besides innumerable teas, a delightful Barn Party and Tally- 
ho Ride, which we took out to Mabel Carter's, at Mount Wash- 
ington, for dinner, Psi Omricron entertained the chapter and 
rushes at a House Party in a large farm house. Every one had 
the best kind of a time, and we were assured by our guests that 
the affair was a great success. 

Our Pledge Day takes place next Saturday and I only wish 
that I could defer this writing until then, and give you the re- 
turns. We are proud of our new nephew, the son of Mary Har- 
ris Sherbourne. 

Elma Erich entertained Psi Omricron Thursday evening, and 
as she put it, the "special attractions" were Louise Tull, '93, 
Margaret Prince James, 97, and Helen Bull, '02, all of whom are 
visiting in town. We are happy that Lou Tull has decided to 
live in Baltimore. Her wedding to Mr. A. Baker, will take 
place in November. 

Jeanette Ostrander, '02, was married in August to Mr. John 
Palmer. They spent their honeymoon in California and the 

Elma Erich, Helen Bull and Jessie LoefHer all spent the sum- 
mer in Europe. 

Louise West, '99. 


" Isn't it strange 

How little we know 

The people we meet in this world below ? 
How we pass our friends from day to day, 
And with only a nod we go our way, 
When there's so much more we each might say, 
Isn't it strange ? 

"Isn't it strange 

How little we show 

What we really feel in this world below ? 
How we hide, or pass with a merry jest 
The feelings that are true and best ; 
How much we leave by a clasp of the hand 
Or a look, our friends, as best they can, 
To find what we mean, and to understand, 
Isn ' t it strange ? " — Eleusis of Ch i Omega . 

" We all aim to be intelligent representatives of our society. 
We like to understand the various questions which are of inter- 
est to the fraternity world. The Quarterly is our means of 
acquiring this knowledge and if we fulfill our obligation toward 
it, it will be strong enough to mould the thought and opinions 
of those who need this form of help. 

"There are a few thoughts concerning our obligation to our 
magazine, which are of great importance. First, we would like 
to call the attention of the active chapters to a few of these. 

" Some of you are too complacent. You hold a sure place in 
your college world and you are so wrapt up in holding it that 
you fail to reveal any phase of your life except that. Take down 
the file of the Quarterly for six or eight years back and see 
yourself as others see you. You will not always be pleased with 
the reflection. Others of you are too indifferent. Whenever a 
chapter fails to be represented by a letter it indicates indiffer- 
ence. This may take two forms. It may be that you do not 
consider the chapter letter of sufficient importance to be the 


work of your most accomplished member ; it may be that the 
indifference is so general that even your most talented repre- 
sentative does not feel any impetus to do her work. The most 
that the fraternity knows about you is from your chapter letter. 
If it be weak and silly, filled with slang and nonsense, a compi- 
lation of your dances and teas, readers of the Quarterly are 
obliged to set your chapter down as most devoted to these 
things. A chapter that stands for the best in a college will 
always have plenty of important things to tell, and will always 
have some member capable of telling them. 

" We want to know of your college and there is enough inter- 
est about it to tell something new in each letter for many years. 
We want to know something of your chapter life and what part 
you take in the best work of the college. Don't tell us that you 
stand first — 'easily first/ as we read in a letter not long ago. 
We shall be able to judge where you stand from what you are 
doing. We want to know your thought on certain important 
fraternity subjects, on which we have great difficulty to secure 
valuable advice. We want to know something of your social 
life. Not particularly your various parties, but have you a social 
spirit that reaches those less fortunate than yourselves, giving 
them cheer and encouragement ? Where are your alumnae 
and what place are they taking in the earnest work of the world ? 
Tell us this and we shall know what sort of intercourse is estab- 
lished between you and them. Your letters are your mirrors. 
Looking through them I see you. 

" We mentioned the indifference of the chapter toward the 
fraternity. There is another phase of indifference which is like- 
wise unfortunate. It is that of one chapter toward a sister 
chapter. Once in awhile the Quarterly reveals to us a glimpse 
of the happy relations of two or three of our chapters. But we 
do not see this often enough, and we know that some of us are 
not only neglecting opportunities of this kind, but are allowing 
ourselves to be prejudiced by so trivial a matter toward a sister 
chapter. These are a few of the things which a correspondence 
reveals. But there is another means of taking your pulse. You 
have business relations with the Quarterly and the manner in 
which you fulfill this obligation indicates with greater accuracy 
than you suspect whether you are a healthy chapter. 

" Some of you never pay your Quarterly dues promptly; 
others of you are never dilatory. Strange to tell, those of you 


who to all appearances have the most money are slowest to can- 
cel your obligations. And with dilatoriness is impatient with 
the editors when they call your attention to your fault. This 
characteristic in the active chapter begets similar traits in alum- 
nae, and most of our difficulties along this line with both active 
and alumnae is found in certain chapters. This indicates that 
some of you are habitually living beyond your means; you 
would better estimate a budget of expenditure at the beginning 
of the coming year, sacrifice your annual dance if need be and 
acquire the habit of prompt payment of all your dues. One of 
the first lessons a freshman Alpha Phi should be taught is to pay 
her obligations when they are due. 

" What does the Quarterly reveal concerning the alumnae ? 
It reveals loyalty and devotion among a great many, yet of 
nearly a thousand alumnae, not one-third of the number are 
subscribers. It is not because they lack opportunity: the Quar- 
terly is presented to them constantly in a variety of ways. It is 
in most cases indifference, because what we really want we find 
a way for. 

" Yet another phase of your character is revealed by the 
Quarterly. Are you courteous? Sad to relate, we all make 
mistakes. Sometimes even you are guilty in your Quarterly re- 
lations. But if the editors chance to blunder with your account 
or in mailing your Quarterly, please reflect that they are looking 
after a thousand details and that it is well nigh impossible to 
avoid an occasional error. Don't get indignant and cacel your 
subscription, but show your true womanly instinct, courtesy. It 
may be said without undue praise that this is one of the charm- 
ing traits of most of our subscribers. The discourteous word or 
letter is a great rarity in the editorial sanctum. A few are con- 
spicuous in ebony frames along the hall of editorial memory. 

"It is absolutely necessary that we should realize that our 
magazine has no reason for being except as our official organ. 
It is ours to support, ours to use. If we do not appreciate it, if 
we do not contribute to its prosperity, it is nothing. It has no 
important hearing beyond our boundaries. Other fraternities 
who read it do so to learn what we are doing and they judge us 
by what they see in its pages. Does it indicate that we are do- 
ing anything worth while ? 

" Does it indicate that we are intelligent fraternity women 
with well defined opinions on subjects of importance to the 


college world ? Does it indicate that we are competent to do a 
share of the general work which each college affords us ? Does 
it indicate that we are truly social ? Are we in touch with the 
alumnae of our chapter and the members of other chapters with 
whom we may be associated ? 

" Does it indicate that we give loyally of brain and money for 
the strengthening of our society? Are we honest in all our ob- 
ligations ? Are we willing to sacrifice our own petty views for 
the sake of the improvement of the majority ? Your answer to 
all these questions is found in the pages of your magazine.' 1 — 
Alpha Phi Quarterly. 

"Elect as your correspondent the man who can write, and 
whose sense of duty and personal responsibility is such that it 
is certain that he will write. No man should have this post be- 
cause of his mere popularity." — Record of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 

11 A new and successful feature of the convention of 1902 was 
an entire day devoted to the alumnae. The idea was an out- 
growth of the increasing number of alumnae associations. In 
form, the plan originated with Mrs. Penfield, who made the pro- 
gramme, dividing it into two sections : the alumnae in touch 
with the world and the alumnae in fraternity relations. The 
first class of subjects occupied the morning, and was presented 
under the heads of the alumnae in literary clubs, the alumnae in 
practical life and alumnae associations." 


1. " The College Woman in Literary Clubs," 

Leader, . . Minnetta T. Taylor 

2. " The College Woman in Practical Life," 

Leader, . Cora Bennett Stevenson 

3. " Our Alumnae Association, 

Leader, . . Minnie Royse Walker 

4. " The Province and the Possibilities of the Alumnae 


Leader, . Florence Walker 

5. " What Should be the Character of Alumnae 

Association Meetings," 

Leader, . Katharine Lucas Johnson 


6. " Alumnae Help for Chapters," 

Leader, . Avery Trask 

7. " The Fraternity's Policy of Extension," 

Leader, , . Ida Bonnell Otstott 

8. " How Can the Fraternity be Sure to Have Officers 

Capable and Well Informed ?" 

Leader, . Mary D. Griffith 

9. " Should Officers be Chosen for a Period of Four Years," 

Leader, . Minnie Royse Walker 

10. " The Alumnae and the Key," 

Leader, . . Lucy Allen Smart 

11. " The Relation of Alumnae to the Establishment 

of Chapter Houses," 

Leader, . Florence Ellis Weissert 

12. " Should not Sec. 4, Act. IV, of the Constitution 

be Changed ?" 

Leader, . Helen Dunham. 

13. " The Endowment of Kappa Table at Wood's Holl," 

Leader, . Mary D. Griffith. 

— Kappa Kappa Gamma. 

" The membership of Kappa women in Omega Psi is not to 
be allowed in the future ; that is, no members may hereafter join 
the interfraternity organization, though of course the standing 
of those already having joined is not affected. The establish- 
ment of a sinking fund to meet possible future emergencies 
points to the sound financial policy which the grand council has 
upheld through its past administration and bids fair to continue 
in this since the personnel of the counsel was not materially 
changed by the elections. Another very interesting matter was 
presented to the consideration of the convention through Miss 
Anna Hitchcock, of Philadelphia, who offered the fraternity a 
hundred dollars toward the establishment of a twelve hundred 
dollar fund for a table or scholarship at Wood's Holl, or some 
similar place. The scholarship would be offered at those colleges 
and universities where the fraternity has active chapters, but 
would be open to all properly qualified non -fraternity under- 
graduates as well as to fraternity members." — Kappa Kappa 
Gamma Key. 

41 The two phenomena, fraternities and literary clubs, had the 


same cause : the increasing number of college women. On the 
one hand, this increase permitted and even urged choice of com- 
panionship in college; on the other, it indicated to the female 
seminary woman that she would soon fail to understand not only 
her own daughter, but the whole trend and development of 
American thought ; furthermore, that a spring of learning and 
of higher life had been opened which she ought to share. 

In foreign countries where conventionalities have suppressed 
initiative and have long distorted and perverted judgment, the 
latter feeling might have died without action, or might have 
resulted in the useless and absurd attempt of mothers of families 
to go to school. In America, untrammeled and natural good 
sense soon pointed out a better way. Student groups were 
quietly formed, without a teacher, with little more than a social 
organization, with meetings adapted to the small amount of time 
left after home duties had been fulfilled and often with the modest 
tide of reading clubs, not pretending to do any original work. 
The men of families occasionally smiled and asked their wives 
what they would do when they had finished copying the encyclo- 
pedias ; but on the whole, like sensible and just American gen- 
tlemen, they encouraged the idea. 

Books were the first requisite. I am sure that literary clubs, 
most of them women's, have done more to add to private libraries 
and to create town and city libraries than any other one cause. 
Generally they have worked through other organizations, but 
the desire and demand that stirred these organizations to action 
came from the clubs. This is proven by the number of cases in 
which the clubs came first and the libraries after. 

The next thing needed was some members who were well- 
informed, but who would not expect to be club instructors. Here 
the college and fraternity women came in. They were already 
connected with the clubs by family or social ties, having mother, 
aunt, elder sister or at least family friends in the ranks of the 
club members The college had taught them facts, and better 
than that, discipline. They knew how to get facts, compare, 
combine, reject and arrive at probable truth. Thus equipped, 
they were independent of a single , author, and knew how to 
think for themselves and to show others how to do the same. 
They also knew that they needed to keep up their studies after 
they left college or they would lose what they had gained. Best 
of all, some had had real teachers who taught them a sincere 


and ardent love of studies, the kind of love which ' hateth nice 
hands' and goes into work for the sake of the thing itself. 

Still it is probable that the old and new would never have 
fused properly if it had not been for the influence of fraternity 
life on college girls. Immature and proud of their scholastic 
honors, vain of their youth and good looks, and incapable of 
appreciating the value of experience, they would naturally have 
shrunk from the company of their elders, or else have offended 
and alienated them by a pert assumption of superiority. But 
the intimate association of fraternity life is exactly adapted to 
teach that form of unselfishness and good sense which is known 
as tact. The new graduate might not be able to estimate the 
treasure of knowledge and patience which the motherly woman 
beside her had drawn from life; but fraternity had been tried in 
vain if it had not taught her to keep herself in abeyance, to re- 
spect her seniors and to credit others with good intentions. 

The club elements are now well amalgamated. The women 
who have not been educated in college are not nearly so numer- 
ous as they were, and are not to be distinguished, on general 
view, from the others. In their strength and in the comparative 
leisure and relief from physical labor, caused by modern inven- 
tions, they have taken hold of the world's work for the better- 
ment of humanity and added it to their efforts for personal 

And now club women as a whole, that vast body of intelligent 
people counting itself by thousands, may repay the debt it owes 
to college and fraternity women. For there is a decided reac- 
tion in co-education. In some colleges it has happened that 
the number of girls, at first very small, has grown to be equal 
to that of the men and then greater. Then the women would 
be decidedly in the majority, the curriculum would undergo 
that mysterious change which designates the girl's school, fewer 
and fewer pupils would come and the institution would be obliged 
to close. This is the great bugbear of many colleges at present, 
and the presidents and chancellors fall into a panic if the cata- 
logue shows an increase in the number of women students. 
Chicago and other universities have pointed out that the average 
grades of the women are better than those of the men, and that 
this seems to be the thing that discourages the men. Surely 
that ought to be a reason for better conduct and harder study on 


the part of the men, rather than for retreat to some school where 
there is less severe competition. 

As a matter of fact, this alarming economic phase of an over- 
production of knowledge seems to be exactly like that other 
economic fallacy, the overproduction of food. Bad distribution 
may momentarily cause the supply to exceed the demand ; but 
we do not need all the food there is in the world, and all the 
brains, and we must be clever and strong enough to arrange the 
distribution. " — Kappa Kappa Gamma Key. 

" A very interesting criticism on the policy of Sigma Chi ap- 
pears in a recent number of the official publication of the Beta 
Theta Pi Fraternity. We do not wish to enter into a controversy 
on the subject discussed, for we consider the sentiment express- 
ed therein as excellent. However, without seeming to have 
taken offence at the statements made we wish to comment upon 
the matter because in our judgment neither the policy of our 
order nor the facts are fully comprehended by our contempor- 
ary. The criticism is as follows : 

" Sigma Chi has recently lost chapters at North Carolina, Randolph- 
Macon and Roanoke. It looks a little bit as though Sigma Chi were 
making over its chapter-roll. This is a fascinating process, but one 
which is apt to be dangerous. Iu almost every fraternity there are sev- 
eral men who would like to make their fraternity over again, kill off 
certain chapters and establish others. Fraternities grow, they are not 
made. Their strength lies not in the list of big colleges figuring prom- 
inently in the sporting colums of metropolitan journals, but in the re- 
gard and affection of hundreds of small men who feel that the frater- 
nity was an inspiration and a help at an impressionable time of life. 
To break the links of the chain which bind the alumni to the undergrad- 
uates is a serious matter for the fraternity — much more so than for the 
individual. The boy who is impatient and unhappy because his frater- 
nity is not represented at all of the prominent colleges and unrepresent- 
ed at all of the unimprominent ones is one who needs the sobering influ- 
ence of time and the experience of the development of loyalty. There 
is one fraternity (not Sigma Chi) which has on its rolls today scarcely a 
chapter it boasted of twenty-five years ago. Its chapters are all new. 
Its alumni are all chapterless. With an excellent system of govern- 
ment and much energy its members are constantly complaining of the 
lack of loyalty among its alumni. Its alumni feel as though they had 
been cast out. Changes occur. If so, well and good. The results must 
be borne. But changes made for show are no sign of wisdom." 

" It is true that our chapter at North Carolina, Randolph- 
Macon and Roanoke have been declared inactive, but it is far 
from true that Sigma Chi is making over its chapter-roll. We 


doubt if more attention is given to weak and struggling chapters 
by any fraternity than by Sigma Chi and it is with regret that 
the chapters referred to have found it necessary to disband. 
Statistics show that an average of forty per cent, of the chapters 
in most fraternities have at one time or another been inactive, 
and in some cases this percentage mounts much higher. The 
policy of Sigma Chi has been and will continue to be conserva- 
tive both in the granting of charters and in maintaining chapters 
under adverse conditions. We believe that where conditions are 
such as not to foster healthy chapter life it is better to abandon 
the field temporarily and await the development of better condi- 
tions. It is not an uncommon experience for Sigma Chi, and we 
believe for other fraternities as well, to find that local conditions 
change, and that following a period of depression may come an 
opening for strong and healthy chapter existence. While it is 
to be regretted that it is ever necessary to declare a chapter in- 
active, still some of our strongest chapters of today have arisen 
from the ruins brought about by local conditions. Chapters 
will have "ups and downs." This is the experience of all social 
organizations and it is to be counted upon as a certain fact. At 
no time, however, has there been any desire in the governing 
body of our own Fraternity to remake our chapter-roll, and it 
may be truthfully said that when it has seemed best to abandon 
a field it has been with the understanding that as soon as condi- 
tions would permit the work should be taken up again." — Sigma 
Chi Quarterly. 

"Jenkin Lloyd Jones talked on 'The Liberty Bell and Coedu- 
cation' at All Souls' Church, Sunday, June 29. In this, his 
Fourth 'of July preparation sermon, he brought the Liberty bell 
down to date and spoke on what he said was the burning ques- 
tion in Chicago to-day — the problem of coeducation in the 
university. He said in part: 

'The logic of events as well as philosophy and sociology proves 
that the message of the Liberty Bell will not be pronounced in 
its fullness until the sanctity and integrity and equality before 
the law in school, home and church of all souls are recognized, 
irrespective ot race, sect or sex. 

'The University of Chicago, the proudest achievement of this 
proud city, the latest contribution to the higher education of 
America, the institution that has aspired to be prophetic and has 
been so magnificently equipped to meet the new needs of the new 


West, is just now caught unexpectedly in a reactionary wave. 
It is afraid of its own daughters, and is trying to qualify its own 
liberty and to distrust its own inspirations. 


'In the name of the Liberty Bell, in the progressive spirit of 
the fourth day of July, for which I would prepare you to-day, 
we are called upon to take common interest, and in every legiti- 
mate way to take a hand in this high battle for the spirit of 
democracy. For democracy is rooted in popular education. 
Coeducation is the normal condition of popular education 
in America at least. Millions of American youths must be edu- 
cated in the public schools of America, and America is making 
an open road a free lane from the kindergarten to the privileges 
of the highest university, for boys and girls. 

4 It is a concession to the boys who want the inspirations of the 
cigar, the cup and the banquet hall, where 'wine, song and 
women' are the inspirations of conviviality. It is a concession 
to the classes who can afford to educate their daughters in ex- 
pensive private schools and to send them away from home to 
expensive private ladies' colleges where the accomplishments 
may seem to outrank the competencies of the girls. 

'I am not dealing with a foreign subject and am not violating 
the courtesies and the sanctities of this pulpit. I speak as a 
friend and not as a foe of the University of Chicago. I speak 
for the public that has not yet been sufficiently aware of this 

'The ground gained has cost too much to allow an inch to be 
lost. The question is so fundamental and far reaching that it 
should not be baffled by expediency, diplomacy or verbal 
quibbles. Co-ordinate education, whatever it means, if it means 
anything, is not coeducation. Coeducation without co-instruc- 
tion is a phase without meaning; and if coeducation is safe and 
useful in the high schools of America and in the senior college 
of the University of Chicago, it cannot be bad in the two 
years intervening.' ' — Chicago- Record Herald. 



"I^et me but do my work from day to day, 
In field or forest, at the desk or loom, 
In roaring marketplace, or tranquil room; 
Let me but find it in my heart to say, 
When vagrant wishes beckon me astray, 
"This is my work, my blessing, not my doom; 
Of all who live I am the one by whom 
This work can best be done, in the right way.*' 
Then shall I see it not too great nor small 
To suit my spirit and to prove my powers; 
Then shall I cheerful greet the laboring hours, 
And cheerful turn, when the long shadows fall 
At eve 11 tide, to play and love and rest, 
Because I know for me my work is best." — Ex. 


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Grand Council. 

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

Vice-President. .(Mrs.) Ella Tyler Whiteley, 1709 Pine St., Boulder, Col. 

Secretary Harriet Belle Frost,401 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 

Treasurer Genevieve Ledyard Derby, 48 N. McComly St., 

Battle Creek, Mich. 

Fifth Member Joe Anna Ross, Roland & Melrose Aves., 

Roland Park P. O., Md. 

Corresponding Secretaries. 

Alpha— Mary Mohler 220 W. State St., Alliance, O. 

Zeta— Merle McLouth 1009 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Pearl A. Marty 202 Carroll St., Akron, O. 

Theta — Stella Lease Delta Gamma Lodge, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — Maud Macomber Delta Gamma House, 

1085 J St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda— May Longbrake..l909 Queen Ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi— Esther Treudley University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Rho— Adelia Allen 209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Louise Raeder 1745 Asbury Ave., Evanston, 111. 

Tau— Bertha Willis 808 Church St., Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Harriet Severance Delta Gamma Lodge, 

Leland Stanford University Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — Myra L. Thomas Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi— Katherine Selden Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi— Mary Taylor The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega— Florence Palmer 151 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae— Clara Mullikin 1085 J St., Lincoln, Neb. 


Editor-in- Chief. 

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Roland Park P. O., Md. 
Business Managers. 

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Associate Editors. 

Alpha— Agnes Starkey 105 College St. , Alliance, O. 

Zeta — Harriet Riddick Albion College, Albion, Mich. 

Eta — Miriam Amy Motz 108 N. Summit St., Akron, O. 

Theta — Emma Munger 808 E. Sixth St., Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — Ruth Baird Bryan University of Nebraska., Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — Alice Bean 1529 Univ. Ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi— Helen M. Stevens University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich 

Rho— Edith Snyder 209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma— Effie Thompson 616 Foster St., Evanston, 111. 

Tau — Blanche G. Spinney Iowa University, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Margaret B. Smith Delta Gamma Lodge, 

Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — Marcia Chipman Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi— Jessie G. Sibley Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

p 8 i — Elizabeth Goucher Woman's College, Baltimore, Md 

Omega — Marian Jones 112 Langdon St., Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae — Edith Lewis 274 N St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Psi O micron Alumnae Ass'n — Mabel Carter Mt. Washington, Md. 

Omega Alpha Alumnae Ass'n — Mona Martin, 8606 Jackson St., 

Omaha, Neb. 

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A Toast to Delta Gamma, 
To Tune of the Stein Song. 

Here's a toast to Delta Gamma, 
Her to whom we love to sing ; 
She's the aim of all our striving : 
Let us sing it with a ring. 


For its always fair weather 
When the "D. G's." get together, 
With our songs and our jokes 
And our hearts so full of cheer. 

There is work to do in plenty, 

For we've rivals in the field ; 
But we'll win the best of all girls 

With those letters on our shield. — Chorus. 

In the bonds Tau Delta Eta 
We've made friendships tried and true ; 

So to work for Delta Gamma 

Let us pledge ourselves anew. — Chorus. 

Edith A. Barnard, XI, '02. 


Is Friendship But a Name? 

How will it be with us in maturer years? Will we say with 
Napoleon that, "Friendship is but a name," or will we feel that 
life is very full and rich because of the lives which have been 
touched by ours? 

In the busy whirl of college days, those beautiful days, when 
we build our airy castles and dream our golden dreams, we 
forget, sometimes, that we must not live for ourselves alone, that 
now those strong enduring friendships may be formed which 
will bless our after life. 

I once knew a girl, perhaps the most brilliant and beautiful 
girl of her class, who, at the close of her senior year, felt that no 
one was her friend. Why? Because she had not kept her in* 
tellectual ambition within proper bounds. She had forgotten to 
love her sisters more than a summa cum laude. She had missed 
the very best of her college life. All through those days, so 
rich in opportunities for forming loving ties, she had enveloped 
herself in a classic cloud, oblivious of those who would gladly 
have been her friends had she permitted them to break the ice. 

True friendship is a wonderful gift, as rare as it is sweet. 
"The most unselfish thing in the world," it has been called. It 
gives all and demands nothing, but with the giving comes the 
blessing, infinitely sweeter, because unsought. "The way to 
have a friend is to be one." Give trust, sincerity, affection, 
sympathy, the best that is within us, and the best will stream 
back into our lives. 

If we lead narrow selfish lives, using our would-be friends as 
stepping-stones for the attainment of our goal, the day is not far 
distant when we shall say : "There is but little friendship in the 

Let each Delta Gamma be such a friend as she would wish to 
have, for each must prove for herself whether "friendship is but 
a name," or a glorious reality. 

Bertha Wilson, Rho *oi. 

TKe Fraternity Season* 

Those of our fathers who advocate laisstz /aire and free 
competition in the economic world, should look with pleased 
approbation upon our application of their hobby in the "rush- 
ing" system. So far, not the smallest shadow of a "rushing" 



trust or monopoly looms upon our college horizon to darken 
the atmosphere with doubts and fears. Instead, we have a 
beautiful spectacle of Darwinian evolution at its purest and best 
— an annual struggle for existence between the times of matric- 
ulation and pledge-day, wherein the fittest only survive, and 
same qui pent, the devil take the hindmost, serves for a simple 
but concise expression of every frat's mental attitude toward 
every other. 

Nevertheless, just as some one has said of nature : "She may 
be beneficient, she certainly is not economical," so may a similar 
criticism apply to our "rushing" system. When one thinks of 
the deplorable waste — waste of time, waste of money, waste of 
energy and nervous fibre, and moral expenditure — for the ac- 
count is always over drawn — one commences to wish that a small 
revolution would drop along and sweep away our present re- 
cruiting system, substituting in its place some more restful, if 
less independent, method. 

The time will never be, we fear, when fraternities or nations 
will arrive at perpetual peace, will sheathe their arms and agree 
to submit their contests to an utterly impartial board of arbitra- 
tion. In the first place the utterly impartial board couldn't be 
found, and in the second place, if it could be found, nobody 
would believe that it was impartial. But there are such things 
as truces, armistices, ameliorated conditions of warfare — trifles 
that make things infinitely more pleasant and comfortable all 
around for the combatants. 

And in so far as we can introduce such concessions and amen- 
ities into our "rushing" methods, be it in the form of Pan-Hel- 
lenic associations, or tacit contracts, or even an increasingly 
friendly and conciliatory public opinion ; so much the better 
able shall we be, after the season that tries men's souls is past, 
to rejoice over our triumphs and recover from the scars which 
"Fortune, inopportune, hath* dealt." 

Edith Labaree Lewis, Kappa Theta Alumnae Chapter. 

LooK About. 

Our ability to appreciate depends upon our knowledge of the 
subject; and our power of enjoyment increases in proportion to 

our broader envelopement. 

This is especially significant with regard to our fraternity life. 


For an intelligent enjoyment of our existence and end, it is 
necessary for our fraternities, that we "know ourselves." 

It is of urgent importance that we feel a consuming interest 
to ask: When and where did we originate? What is our 
purpose? What is our strength? Who and what are our neigh- 
bors in the Greek world, their history and ideals? Are we a 
help to each other, to society and to our Alma Mater? 

If we are to be valuable acquisitions to our fraternity, we must 
be on the alert to observe, read, and re-search every matter 
relating to our welfare. All literature regarding us, should be 
eagerly sought. Especially familiar to every active Delta Gamma 
should be Baird's "American Fraternities," with thoughtful con- 
sideration for the opinion of the many able professors, as given 
in the appendix. 

It is a well known fact that all combinations and organizations 
of any prominence must suffer the verdict of public opinion, — 
whether it be praise or condemnation; as such, college fraterni- 
ties are viewed with no indifference. 

That we may worthily justify the deference paid us and 
intelligently refute any element of an opposing nature, a com- 
prehensive knowledge of our fraternity and of the entire Greek 
world,— is of prime importance. 

A bird's eye view of our fraternity, — extending in a complete 
net work precisely from the Atlantic to the Pacific, — cannot fail 
to be inspiring. 

There is no little satisfaction in reading the literary articles 
of our fraternity sisters, in our official organ, in which their philo- 
sophic thought is set forth with a statesman-like directness, and 
a judicious independence united with a highly attractive style. 

For our highest appreciation of one another, and a broader 
enjoyment of our strength and possibilities, — let us "look about" 

Mary T. Riddick, Zeta. 

The Fraternity Girl in the Classroom. 

The college girl is one out of five hundred girls who has the 
benefit of such an education. If this girl, then, is a Delta 
Gamma, how much more is she privileged than the other four 
hundred and ninety-nine! This privilege certainly demands 
something in return. She must not overlook her responsibilities. 
She must be a credit to her family, her school, her fraternity. 


In her social life she is in but a small, small world. In the class- 
room she is before the eyes of the wholecollege world. Let us keep 
the object of our four years of college life before us. We came 
to study. Let the little golden anchor inspire us. Let it shine 
as brightly in the classroom, where the work seems udgery 
many times, as well as the cotillion or hop. Delta Gamma 
should not be "cliquish" in the classroom. It is very natural 
for us as we enter the room to sit with the girls of whom we 
think the most. We enjoy it very much, but it does not make 
a good impression among the other students, nor with the pro- 
fessors. It may be hard for us to resist, for when we see our 
anchor, we are irresistably drawn toward it. But when the girls 
go off in some corner and sit by themselves, they become ex- 
clusive, and are designated as "those frat girls." In the class- 
room we are in a little cosmopolitan circle. Here are students 
from all parts of the world, often. Then do not let us shut our- 
selves from them and draw a line between the seat we are in and 
the one in which sits the non-fraternity girl beside us. True aris- 
tocracy is to be found only in the truly democratic nature. 

The studious girls are those who are going to build up and 
strengthen the chapter, and make it a force to be felt in college 
life. They are the ones who are going to carry out the highest 
ideals of Delta Gamma. We have ideals. Do we live up to 
them? Study is the foundation of education, whether it be 
study of books, people or of our environment, and these three 
must be combined to make education complete The Delta 
Gamma girl must not be one-sided. Her social education must 
not overbalance her recitations in the classroom. Let us strive 
to have Delta Gamma the model before the students of our col- 
lege, and before our professors. The girl who has the beautiful 
privilege of wearing the anchor should carry with her the high- 
est degree of womanhood in her social and student life. 

Ethel Elliott, Tau. '03. 

Chapter House Life. 

Home-life exercises a great influence on everyone. How 
quickly we can tell by her manner from what kind of a home a 
girl has come. When she first comes to college the restraining 
influence of the home is no longer around her and she is in dan- 
ger of choosing companions who will be a detriment to her im- 


provement. It is very different with the girl who enjoys the 
privileges of life in the chapter house. For her it is a pleasure to 
know that she is surrounded by those who, as sisters, will help 
her to reach the goal towards which we are all striving — noblest 
womanhood. Every one has to do her part in making the 
chapter house life pleasant. The disagreeable disposition of 
one girl is sufficient to destroy a great amount of the happiness 
in the other girls' lives. There is a responsibility resting upon 
each girl, but let us not consider it as a responsibility only, but 
rather as a great opportunity to improve ourselves and others. 
Any girl knowing she is watched by those whom she loves and 
respects, will be more careful of her words and actions. 

Not only in respect to her own improvement is the chapter 
house life beneficial to a girl, but it also produces a kind of 
loyalty for the fraternity which can be obtained in no other way. 
We are able to know more of that which transpires in the fra- 
ternity circle during the week. This makes us more interested 
in our meetings. Also, we learn to appreciate the good qualities 
of our own girls so well that we come to the fuller realization of 
the fact that there are not many girls like "our girls." 

In the evening when, tired from study, we form a circle around 

the grate fire and make the girls who are older in fraternity life 

tell us of the earlier days of our chapter, our hearts are filled 

with love and loyalty for the fraternity,which cannot be obtained 

in any better way. 

Edith Snyder, Rho, '04. 

The Old Girls. 

To those of us who are approaching the completion of our four 
years of college work there comes occasionally a moment of 
reflection upon the influences which helped to shape our course 
and which, entering into our innermost spirit, has left there an 
imprint which the years to come can never quite eradicate. 
There are far too many to enumerate, but there is one which 
stands with striking distinction in its effect upon our lives, I mean 
the influence of Delta Gamma. 

When in the immaturity of our underclassmen days we were 
thrown suddenly into the intimacy of fraternity relations there 
came to us in the influence of our older sisters a most potent 
factor in our developement. Was there not between us and our 


seniors a difference which cannot be expressed in terms of four 
short years of time? They were developed women and we un- 
formed maidens, yeilding to a touch. They seemed the type of 
all the best there is in girlhood and it became our aim to grow 
like them. They represented Delta Gamma to us freshmen and 
their ideals became our aims in life. We looked up to them 
with reverence and adoration and they increased their influence 
manifold by returning love and sympathy. They helped us 
over stony places and they checked us when they saw us err. 
They taught us kindness, gentleness aud tact and sought in 
every way to make us into Delta Gamma girls. And indirectly 
too they influenced us. Perhaps most often their guidance was 
unconscious. They didn't think we watched them half so closely. 
They often never guessed the application, of our questions, and 
what they did and said had far more weight than ever they sup- 
posed. We made them our examples and we planned our days 
by theirs. We worked because we saw them work and because 
they told us that the ideal Delta Gamma is a girl who knows 
the value of a well developed mind. We met our fellow students 
with courtesy and graciousness because that is the ideal Delta 
Gamma's way they said. They were ideal Delta Gamma girls 
themselves and all that there is in us which in any way approxi- 
mates to the high ideal of Delta Gamma is due to them. They 
went away in person year by year, but they have left their spirit 
in the hearts of those that stayed and it is the true and noble 
spirit of an ideal Delta Gamma girl. 

Some of us will soon pass forever from the shelter of Delta 
Gamma but her spirit will have so entered our lives that we shall 
never quite forget her aims or cease to feel real gratitude for her 
influence as it touched us through her daughters. 

Leulah Judson, Lambda, '03. 

Our Fraternity Magazine. 

If there is one thing in our fraternity that we should take 
more pride in than another it is our fraternity magazine. This 
is the standard by which we, to a great extent, judge other fra- 
ternities, and we must expect to be judged in the same way. 
The magazine that contains the brightest chapter letters, the 
best editorials and the most helpful articles we attribute to a 
strong and active fraternity. 


We are almost as eager to get the magazines of other frater- 
nities as we are to read the one which is dearest to us. We 
like to read good editorials and we appreciate these as much as 
anything in the magazine. 

We like to see a magazine that looks attractive. This does 
not mean that it must have a pretty picture on the cover like the 
current magazines, but nevertheless, illustrations are always an 
attractive feature. A page of grand council officers would be 
a pleasing addition to the Anchora some time before con- 
vention. If, then, our fraternity is so mirrored in our magazine 
it is our urgent duty to do all in our power to make the Anchora 
as attractive and interesting as possible. It is as dear to the 
youngest as to the oldest Delta Gamma and besides it is eagerly 
read by many others. 

Fraternity girls are all interested in each other, whether they 
wear the anchor, the key, the arrow or any other emblem. The 
interest and curiosity of any fraternity girl is aroused when she 
sees the magazine of another fraternity. 

Let us support ours with renewed vigor ! 

Miriam Amy Motz, Eta, '03. 



While it is with regret that we note the resignation of Charles 
Edna Polk Wilson as President of Delta Gamma, we rejoice 
that we have the pleasure of announcing as her successor, 
Blanche Garten, of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since her recent mar- 
riage and removal to New York City, Mrs. Wilson has found it 
impossible to devote the time and energy necessary to the 
duties of a fraternity president and so she has quietly withdrawn 
from office in the full tide of her popularity. 

Miss Garten is one of the most widely travelled members of 
the fraternity, and it is an unfortunate chapter indeed that has 
not come closely in touch with her. She has attended many of 
the fraternity Conventions and made her presence felt through 
her knowledge of parliamentary law, her strength of purpose in 
carrying out an idea, and through her charming personality, her 
ease of manner and her ready repartee. We predict for Delta 
Gamma under her guidance one of the most progressive eras 
the fraternity has ever known. Here's a happy New Year to 
Delta Gamma and its new President, Miss Garten. 

Another Alumnae Association has been formed. Among the 
chapter letters in the present issue is one from Omega Alpha 
of Omaha, Nebraska. Its members are from Kappa, Alpha, Up- 
silon and Tau. We send best wishes for a long life and a happy 
one to this new association. May the good work go on until we 
have as many alumnae clubs as active chapters. 

The dates for the Madison Convention have been officially 
fixed as May thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth. Let every 
chapter begin at once a serious discussion of Convention topics, 
so that the spring days in Madison may bring added wisdom, 
wealth and happiness to Delta Gamma. 

We have purposely omitted some of the editorials intended 
for this edition in order to make more room in the exchange 
pages for the unusual number of interesting paragraphs clipped 
from the quarterlies of other fraternities. It has always been 
our hope that the exchange department would prove to our read 
ers one of the most valuable parts of the Anchora. 

Alpha : Mr. Usnoor College, Alliance, O. 

The beginning of review work heralds the approach of ex- 
aminations, and after them, the happy Yule Tide and vacation 
time. Yet it is with a feeling of regret that we see the days 
spin by so quickly. The term has been so pleasant. Plenty of 
hard work, to be sore, bat that helps make the pleasant things 

First and foremost we want to introduce to yon our new 
pledge, Mayme Davis. We are very happy to have her, and 
wish you could know her as we do. 

Instead of our usual Thanksgiving party this year, we altered 
our program of entertainment a little by giving a reception to 
the College faculty, fraternities and sororities, on Monday even- 
ing of Thanksgiving week. 

How we worked and schemed and planned ! For you know 
it was a Delta Gamma affair, and simply had to be nice. We 
can say conscientiously and without undue conceit, however, 
that the house was lovely. Everything that palms, ferns, smilax, 
flowers and fraternity colors could do for it was done. 

Our reception room was a cosy little bower of palms, Navajo 
blankets and rugs of warm colors, making a pretty contrast with 
the oak walls and floors, with stacks of pretty cushions in the 
cosy corners. Bronze, pink and blue predominated in the par- 
lors with our cherished anchor. Then the dining-room is not to 
be ignored. It was in pink, and was very pretty with its smilax, 
pink crysanthemums and pink candles. Tiny marine scenes in 
water color, tied with the bronze, pink and blue were given each 
guest as they left the dining-room. 

One of the most enjoyable features of the evening was the 
music by the orchestra, and as the crowd, coming and going, 
was just large enough to make stiffness impossible, we feel that 
certainly the reception was not a failure, and that we were amply 
repaid for the effort. 

One of our newly-married Delta Gamma sisters was with us 
that evening, Helen Williams Hoover. She was married to Dr. 
Hoover, of this city, on October 22nd. 


Another of our girls is to be married on Wednesday, the ioth. 
Ora Robins, '98, to Rev. Mr. Anderson. 

Last Saturday evening Louise and Mary Russell entertained 
the girls of Alpha and their men friends at their delightful home 
on South Union Ave. There were about forty-five there with 
our active and promised girls, and some of the town girls. 

The evening was informal and enjoyable. There were several 
amusing contests for the men. Among them was one where the 
men were placed in a room by themselves and requested to write 
a minute description of the girl corresponding to their number 
in a former contest. The descriptions were laughable, and fur- 
nished numerous opportunities for lively comments and criti- 
cisms. The flower decorations were red roses and white hya- 
cinths, and the prizes given for the different contests were in 
keeping with this color scheme, being roses, bonbons and water 
color heads in red and white. This pretty conceit was kept up 
also in the refreshments in a dainty manner, and was ended with 
favors of white hyacinths with little sprays of maiden-hair fern 
tied with little red ribbons. As usual the evening closed by 
singing the Fraternity songs, and we all returned home pleased 
with the evening and the delightfully unassuming hospitality of 
our Delta Gamma hostesses. 

When this letter reaches you, Christmas of 1902 shall no 
longer be an anticipation, but a very happy and satisfied realiza- 
tion, we hope. 

We covet for each and every Chapter of Delta Gamma a 
most happy New Year. Agnes Starkey, '04. 

Zbta: Albion College, Mich. 

Zeta gladly welcomes the close of the busiest, hardest, yet 
jolliest of terms. Owing to a contract made with the other sorori- 
ties here, no bids were given until November thirteenth. Never 
before in the history of the college has there been a more active 
season of rushing. Delta Gamma did her part and we are glad 
to introduce Coral Ayres, Mary Hudnutt and Florence Rader, 
the latest additions to Zeta. Last Saturday evening we all gath- 
ered around our cozy fireside, a most congenial, loving band 
of sisters, glad at least to be able to enjoy each other without 
the strain of entertaining. 


This has been a season of parlies. The most informal of them 
was our Hallowe'en party, where, apparently, people of various 
nationalities, color, ages and genders, were present In harmony 
with the informality of the occasion, we sat upon the floor 
around chafing dishes, and from them dipped boiling faut foits, 
while pumpkin-pie, cider and other dainties (?) were passed 

Our most formal affair was our October breakfast party. The 
novelty of the hour added a charm to the occasion. It was a 
typical autumn morning and the sun shone upon the tables 
beautifully decorated with autumn leaves, as we sat down to 

Two of our new girls have already been initiated. At their 
initiation supper, among the toasts, Nora Sloan responded to 
"Zeta" with this song: 

"To thee, beloved Zeta 

We sing thy praises here, 
Ever we'll cherish thee fondly, 

Ever we'll hold thee dear. 
With thee, beloved Zeta 

Our hearts and minds are free, 
Oh, may we true and loyal 

And faithful be to thee. 

"Thy ties of friendship, Zeta 

Like to a chain of gold 
Are winding their fetters around us, 

Never to lose their hold ! 
Thy ties of Friendship, Zeta 

And bonds of love, we know 
Will ever firmly unite us 

As on through life we go. 

Zeta wishes a Happy New Year to all her sisters. 

Harriet E. Riddick. 

Eta: Buchtel College, Akron, Ohio. 

Eta sends New Year's greetings to all Delta Gammas. Our 
Thanksgiving vacation is over and now we are all looking for- 
ward to the Christmas holidays, the undergraduates for a time 
with nothing to do and the seniors for the time to do something, 
namely, work on theses. 

Since our last letter we have anchored three new girls, Hazel 
I. Clark, of Pittsburg, Pa.; Lucretia Hemington and Mina Adams, 


of Akron — all freshmen. This year we had our initiation No- 
vember fifteenth, at the home of Mrs. Chas. R. Olin, followed 
by our annual initiation dinner. 

The active chapter was royally entertained by our alumnae at 
the home of Mrs. Jessie Hoover. There were about thirty-five 
present. One of the most enjoyable features was the excellent 
musical programme that had been prepared. Plans for a new 
fraternity hall were also discussed — and as a result of the gen- 
erosity of our alumnae, Eta is now looking for rooms. 

One of our most delightful parties this year was at the home 
of Winfred Allen, who is one of our most enthusiastic helpers, 
in her "first year out of college." 

The foot-ball season is over and the basket-ball enthusiasts 
have begun practice with a full determination to make our team 
a great success. The girls are also practicing but our schedule 
for games with other colleges is rather uncertain, owing to the 
fact that few of the Ohio colleges allow the young ladies to take 
part in match games. 

We have our regular college dances as usual this year al- 
though the number has been cut to six, not including the Senior 

With reunion and convention to discuss we will have plenty 
to keep the spirit of Delta Gamma fresh in our minds. 

Again, we wish all our sister chapters a happy New Year. 

Miriam Amy Motz, '03. 

Theta : University of Indiana, Bloomington. 

Theta's fifteen have all been so busy that Anchora letters and 
even Christmas preparations have been almost forgotten. This 
term opened so much later than usual that we have had to make 
a wild scramble to get in the expected amount of Greek roots, 
Latin verse and French idioms, and our dear little freshmen 
hardly have time to think, with their piled -up lessons in "Trig" 
and their never ending English themes. 

Just now, in spite of that terrible spectre of Examinations 
looming up before our eyes and shutting out our vision of the 
coming Christmas, we are rejoicing in the prospect of holiday 
vacation only a few days ahead. 

In spite of our work, early and late, we have had a few good 
times. At the time of the DePauw-Indiana foot-ball game, 


some of our DePamr friends were our guests, and at the same 
time we enjoyed a visit from our much-loved Verna Darby, '02. 
We gave an informal dance in their honor. A littte later, Edith 
Martin, 'oo, and some Franklin College girls made us a visit, 
only too short to satisfy us. May Hurst, ex-'o3, who is now 
teaching, was with us during the Thankgiving recess. 

One of our merriest times was the Hallowe'en party, which 
Rosetta Clark gave us at her home. We played all sorts of Hal- 
lowe'en games, told fortunes, and ate pop-corn, candy, apples 
and nuts in astonishing quantities. 

On the Monday evening after Thanksgiving, we gave our 
annual kitchen party. Some of our girls had received boxes of 
goodies from home, and those who went home brought back all 
sorts of good things to eat. Like Chaucer's Franklin, we had a 
"table dormant" standing "ready covered" all the evening, and 
while it scarcely "snewed alle deyntees that men coude thinke," 
yet the home food, together with the preparations by our special 
chafing-dish artist, seemed acceptable to our guests, who, like 
true college men, entered heartily into the spirit of the affair, 
and helped us clear up that table with right good-will. 

We are now preparing our AnchoretU, our chapter paper, 
which is always read at the last meeting of each term. Our ed- 
tiorials, our joke column, our poetry would surprise you by 
their literary art. 

One of our girls of last year, Florence Ensle, has heen very ill 
with typhoid fever at her home in Evansville, Ind. You will re- 
joice with us in the news that she is recovering. 

We are looking forward eagerly to next term, for we ex- 
pect to have again with us some of our girls who have been at 
home this term. 

Theta sends heartiest wishes that 1903 may bring happiness 
to every Delta Gamma. 

Emma R. Munger, '03. 

Kappa: University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 

The most important event in Kappa chapter since Anchora's 
last publication has been the election of Blanche Garten to fill 
the place vacated by Mrs. Edna Polk Wilson's resignation. 
Through reason of added cares we have lost an able president, 
but by unanimous vote we have elected a most excellent sue- 


cessor. And we feel sure that the other chapters with whom 
Blanche Garten has been associated will join us in pride and 

The past semester has been a busy one for Kappa chapter. 
Not only have we been busy with school work, but it seemed 
that the social calendar was also unusually large. Fraternity 
circles have entertained quite generally, but there has also been 
a movement of consolidation among the Greek letter societies. 
There are reports that the men's fraternities sent representatives 
to a sort of Pan-Helenic conference, and that the general resolve 
was " to eschew feminine society." But as there has been no 
visible change in this particular, the whole affair was probably 
more or less rumor. The girl's fraternities, however, have 
seriously met in Pan-Helenic assembly at Delta Gamma's invita- 
tion. The questions enumerated for discussion were those 
adopted by the Inter-fraternity conference and reported in 
Anchora. The girls of all the fraternities here met (after discuss- 
ing the questions at their own meetings), and talked matters 
over among themselves. No definite action has been made, but 
the general effect of the meetings has been a united effort on 
the part of fraternity girls to do away with the objectionable 
phases of rushing and high-school pledging. 

Kappa Chapter and Kappa Theta have held two joint meet- 
ings, which have been of great pleasure and assistance. The 
very genial co-operation of the alumnae girls is a source of en- 
couragement and pleasure to the younger girls, who sincerely 
appreciate it. 

The University has made a record for itself in football this 
year, and, to the delght of the athletically inclined, she has pre- 
vented any team from scoring against her this year. Of course 
it was hard to be denied admittance to the " Big Nine " of the 
West after such a record, but we are still very proud of the team 
which upholds the " Scarlet and Cream." 

Several of our girls went up to Omaha to attend the luncheon, 
which Herberta Jaynes gave, announcing her engagement to 
William B. Fonda, of Omaha. But the alumnae letter will 
probably give full particulars of this. 

On Thursday, the eleventh, the University Dramatic Club 
will play in " David Garrick " for the benefit of the College 
Settlement. Their presentation of "A Pair of Spectacles " last 


year was a great success. Kappa Chapter has reserved twenty 
seats, and expects to attend " en masse," which means a jolly 
time, as it did at the production last year. 

There has been the usual amount of social life here. The 
Freshman and Sophomore classes gave their hops, and the vari- 
ous fraternities have entertained. Kappa Alpha Theta freshmen 
entertained all the sorority freshmen at a very enjoyable party. 

We have given no formal entertainments, but the fraternity 
house has been the scene of a number of quiet little functions. 
On Halowe'en the active girls, a few of the alumnae, and a num- 
ber of masculine escorts took a straw ride, which ended in an 
old-fashioned barn party at a farm house not far from town. It 
was a typical Halowe'en " jollification," with canvassed hay- 
loft, pumpkin jack-o'lanterns, apples, cider and the rest. 

In a little more than a week we will have our Christmas tree 
at the fraternity house, the last celebration before the girls dis- 
perse to their homes for the holidays. At this annual event each 
girl receives some more or less appropriate toy, and it is an en- 
tirely informal reunion of the girls who wear the anchor. 

"As the yule-log blazes higher, our hearts glow merry with 
the flame o' love." Ruth Baird Bryan, '05. 

Lambda: University, of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 

This is a time of year when there seems to be nothing de- 
cisive happening in a fraternity way. The freshmen are ini- 
tiated and everything has settled down to at least a semblance 
of order and routine. 

Initiation was held at Lois Tennant's, October thirteenth, with 
the usual banquet and toasts. We had an unusually nice time 
and were especially glad to have several of the alumnae with us. 

The foot-ball season ended Thanksgiving day, and the last 
couple of weeks have seemed sadly to lack something. We 
hardly realized how much interested we were in foot-ball until 
now, when we don't have anything over which to be ecstatically 
anxious. We were woefully disappointed that the Wisconsin 
girls couldn't come, but I suppose they are glad now they didn't 
with an exasperating 1 1 -o in the air and everywhere. I am sure 
we will never forget the 18-0 which we heard about at Madison 
last year. 


We have set apart the third Saturday of the month for frater- 
nity work and discussion and call it Delta Gamma afternoon. 
The alumnae come in, and we sew and sing, have a little some- 
thing to eat, and a cozy time generally. We hope to have 
something beautful and surprising to tell you all next time, if our 
fondest hopes do not fail. 

We have just heard today that Jane Butts, an Omega girl, is 
in town, playing with Otis Skinner, in "Lazarre." We are go- 
ing to hear her and do what we can to make it pleasant for her 
. while she is here. Two of our girls who are in Dramatic Club 
got very good parts this year, and, of course, we are all delight- 
ed with the prospect. 

We are just getting out cards for a New Year's reception and 
then we will have to put aside all thoughts of anything like 
levity as semester examinations are looming up already. 

Convention is being discussed and we are hoping to send a 
large delegation, as we are so near it seems a shame to miss 
these golden opportunities. 

With a Happy New Year for every one of you. 

Alice Anette Bsan, '04. 

Xi: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Since our last number of Anchora, Xi has taken in three 
more freshmen. We had our initiation November first, when 
we initiated the eight whose names are as follows : Alice Perry, 
Alice Reynick, Elizabeth Prall, Rebecca Crittenden, Georgia 
Tilden, Martha Wolf, Myrtle Elliot and Nina Goodnow. There 
were forty at the Initiation Banquet, including our ladies and 
quite a few old girls. 

Michigan is extremely proud of her football team and the 
splendid scores that have been made this fall. Of course the 
most interesting was the game with Minnesota, which made us 
champion of the West. We were sorry not to have a visit 
from some of our Lambda sisters at that time. 

Last Friday night occurred the " Freshman Spread," an an- 
nual dancing party for the girls in college, held in the woman's 
gymnasium. It was a particularly pretty party this year in the 
number of pretty gowns. This party is given by the Sopho- 
mores in college, and as far as possible each junior and senior 


is given some freshman to take. It is an admirable way of 
becoming acquainted with the new girls. 

Well, it will not be long before we wOl be in the midst of 
Fraternity Examinations, 

With best wishes for alL 

Helen M. Stevens, '04. 

Rho : Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Rho has two more pledglings to introduce, Mary Benjamin, 
'06, and Frances Tallman, '06. Miss Tallman is a daughter of 
an Eta sister, Miss Potter, '81, so seems very dear to us already. 

On the evening of November nineteenth, Rho gave a dancing 
party at the Yacht Club- House. The decorations of the build- 
jng are very unique, and it made an ideal place for an entertain- 
ment. Mrs. Morgan and our patronesses, Mrs. McChesney and 
Mrs. Ayers received. 

On the afternoon of December eleventh, Rho was invited by 
Mrs. Mitchell, one of our patronesses, to a meeting of the Round 
Table, a literary society of the city. Representatives were sent 
and were very pleasantly entertained. 

On Thanksgiving Day Syracuse played her last football game 
with Columbia, and tied her with a score of six to six. Only 
two of our girls were able to attend, but they gave such descrip- 
tions of it that we all felt as if we had been there. 

Rho wishes to announce the birth of its first nephew, Clyde 
Rescott, who is the son of Josephine Warren, ex-'o3. He was 
born last week, and we feel very proud of him. 

The Juniors entertained recendy at the Chapter-house and 
had a very informal and pleasant time. 

Edna McKinley, 02, who has been very ill, is improving slowly, 

but has been obliged to give up her position in Fayetteville for 

a time. 

Rho wishes all Delta Gammas a very Happy New Year. 

Edith Snyder, '04. 

Sigma: Northwestern University, Evanston, III. 
On October twenty-sixth Sigma initiated Florence Flannery, 
Josephine Haskell, Helen Ney, Ella Trelease, Marguerite Blair, 
Eleanor Hillman, Elsie Williams, Margaret Morris and Hazel 
Spencer. The initiation was followed by our usual banquet, 
which was most successful. Elsie Dewar presided as toast- 
mistress, and a number responded to toasts. 


Four Sigma girls went to Wisconsin at the time of the Wis- 
consin-Northwestern game, and were royally entertained at the 
Delta Gamma house there. We are now anxiously looking for- 
ward to the time when Omega can return the call. 

Every Monday afternoon we have fraternity meeting followed 
by supper. We have just moved into our new fraternity rooms, 
which we think are very fine. After the holidays we expect to 
have a Donation Party, at which each guest is supposed to give 
something suitable for our new rooms. 

Our Hallowe'en Party, which was held at the home of Jose- 
phine Haskell, was decided by all to be very successful. The 
only objection was that the hours slipped away too quickly. 

We regret very much the loss of Loraine Goar, an initiate of 
November 19th, who unexpectedly returned to her home in the 
South. While her stay with us was very short she made many 
friends here, and will be missed very much. 

Sigma sends most cordial greetings and best wishes for a 

Happy New Year to all. 

Effie Thompson, '06. 

Tau: University of Iowa, Iowa City. 

By the time this issue of Anchora reaches us we will have 
entered upon a new year — one full of brightest hopes for the 
future of Delta Gamma. 

Just now we are all alive with new inspirations and resolutions 
for next year's campaign, which we wish to have as successful as 
this past year's has been. 

Since our last letter we have had the pleasure of initiating our 
three pledges, Ethel Elliott, Ann Bollinger and Ruth Fleming. 
We gave the "Living" and Mock Initiation at the home of 
Harriett Holt. Jessie Robinson, '98, of Des Moines, was present 
and helped greatly in introducing the candidates to his majesty, 
the Delta Gamma Goat. Later in the evening our hostess 
treated us to a hot supper served by the initiates. The follow- 
ing Saturday night we gave the ritual at Esther Swisher's home. 
Nearly all of our town alumnae were present, and they were 
unanimous in their praise of the beautiful new ritual. 

It is these secret and sacred occasions that make us old girls 
realize what Delta Gamma really means, and help us to renew 
our bonds more closely. Everytime we hear the ritual it im- 


presses us quite as strongly as the new pledgling who takes the 
vows for the first time. 

After the initiation a banquet was enjoyed. Dainty maiden 
hair fern plate cards, the work of Ruth Fleming, marked each 

Short toasts were given by the alumnae, and Mrs. Samuel 
Hayes contributed much to the pleasure of the evening by her 
sweet singing. 

Faith and Bertha Willis entertained us at an informal spread 
on Saturday evening. 

It has been our annual custom for the past three years to 
entertain its football team at the close of the season, and this 
year while we have not had a winning team we entertained as 
usual. Ann Bollinger opened her home to us. We had old 
gold pennants and bunting draped everywhere, while in the 
dining room, when luncheon was served, great streamers of pink, 
blue and bronze were festooned from the chandeliers to the four 
corners of the room. Yellow chrysanthemums decorated the 
table, and water color souvenirs of a Delta Gamma and Iowa 
pennant crossed, were given to all. Progressive ping-pong 
was played, and prizes of Iowa pins, pennants, tiny foot balls, etc., 
were given. A mandolin orchestra furnished music during the 
evening, and college songs were sung with enthusiasm. 

To show their appreciation the football team took all the 
Delta Gammas to the Missouri game in the large tally-ho which 
they had decorated in our colors with a canopy of old gold on 
the top. 

Last week we had the pleasure of meeting Miss Jane Butts, 
Omega, of the Otis Skinner Company, which was in Iowa City. 

We gave a little dinner for her in a private dining-room of 
the Berkley Hotel, and the girls one and all agreed that she was 
a most charming Delta Gamma. 

A Chapter of Kappa Sigma was installed here in October, 
Alpha Chi Rho being absorbed by it. 

The University has this year been holding Chapel, or Assem- 
bly, once a week, which seems to be greatly enjoyed by the 
student body. It is a thing heretofore unknown at Iowa, and 
it seems to find the student interests closer and bring a more 
successful unity to college undertakings. 


We have had a number of eminent speakers addres us, among 
them, Leslie Shaw, Secretary of the U. S. Treasury. 

Tau joins in wishing one and all a very Happy New Year. 

Blanche Gardner, Spinney, '05. 

Phi: University of Colorado, Boulder. 

The first thing that Phi has to record is the initiation, which 
took place on October eleventh. The names of our initiates are 
in the last Anchora, and all we have to add is that the girls are 
becoming better Delta Gammas every day. 

Our initiated members were entertained at the chapter house 
in November. We have adopted the plan of doing this every 
month, and find it a very pleasant method of promoting unity 
of spirit in the fraternity. 

The twenty-first anniversery of the founding of our university 
was celebrated about November fifteenth. For three days we 
forsook the class-room, and devoted ourselves to thinking over 
past events and prophesying greater ones for the future. Delta 
Gamma assisted in every way possible, and tried to be a real 
help to the university. 

We are in the habit of giving an annual dance to our fresh- 
men, a sort of after-initiation into the social side of college and 
fraternity life. This year, as in the past, we enjoyed the event 
thoroughly, and hope the same may be said of our guests. 
Another social function was especially pleasant because our sis- 
ter fraternities shared it with us. The active members of Pi, 
Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma came to the chapter house 
one night last week, and we had a good, informal time. The 
evening was closed with a number of college songs, and then we 
listened to one another's fraternity ditties. 

A Happy New Year is Phi's greeting to every Delta Gamma 

in the country, and out of it too, if we could reach them all 

with our messages. 

Marcia Chipman, '05, 

Chi : Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Winter has really come again, and University students are 
enjoying all the plasure of an Ithaca winter — skeeing, coasting^ 
skating and sleighing. We are also working hard these crisp, 
cold days, for many examinations come before the holidays, and 
in January we have our finals. 


In the midst of all oar work, however, we have found time 
for some social relaxation. Just before Thanksgiving we gave a 
tea at Mrs Elmer's to the ladies of the Faculty, and some of our 
town and University friends. At Thanksgiving time, when Kate 
Cosad, '01, and Helen Brown, '02, were back visiting, Mrs. Gard- 
ner Williams and Mrs. Walter Williams both entertained us. A 
week ago to-night we gave a dance at Mrs. Walter Williams'. 
Her house is admirably adapted for a small dance, and if our 
guests had half as good a time as we girls did, the affair was 
certainly a great success. Our next festivity will come soon, for 
we have decided to celebrate Christmas with a tree. Some of 
our Chapter-room furnishings are getting rather shabby, and 
other things which we really need, and would enjoy greatly, we 
do not own. So we have written to all the Chi girls asking them 
to remember the Chapter-room when they are doing their Christ- 
mas shopping. 

Chi girls were saddened last month by the death of T. Ethel- 
bert Doubleday, Ednah Doubleday's brother, who was married 
only a few months ago to Blanche Woodworth. Mr. Double- 
day was ill but a few days, and his death was a great shock to 
his many friends and acquaintances. 

Since the last Anchora letter we have had our initiation, and 
have helped in another. At least, two of our girls, Harriet 
Dodge and Alice Owsley, went to Syracuse to Rho's initiation 
banquet. They reported a splendid time, and were especially 
enthusiastic about the pleasant Chapter house. 

Confident that Delta Gamma everywhere will enjoy a Merry 

Christmas, we wish for every Chapter a new year full of fraternity 

happiness and prosperity. 

Jessie Gillies Sibley, '05. 

Psi: The Woman's College, Baltimore 

Psi chapter mourns the death of one of its dearest friends 
and Delta Gamma mothers, Mrs. Mary Fisher Goucher, wife of 
Dr. John F. Goucher, President of our college. We feel sure 
that all the chapters will understand the absence of our regular 
chapter letter by the pen of Elizabeth Goucher, '05. 

Joe Anna Ross, '94. 


Omega: University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Christmas vacation for the town girls means not only a time 
of pleasure, but a time of lonliness as the out-of-town girls go 
home and leave the sorority house desolate. 

The foot-ball season gives the boys an opportunity of gaining 
glory and receiving immortal wounds, while we girls are having 
the pleasure of entertaining our sisters from other colleges, and 
forming delightful friendships. One of our games recently held 
here, gave us the opportunity of becoming better acquainted 
with the Evanston girls. 

A few nights ago the senior class had its annual "swing out. 1 ' 
When the senior girls returned to the chapter house they found 
that the lower classmen had prepared a spread for them and 
had prepared a song for each girl. Much as the celebration 
pleased them it made them feel sad to realize how soon their 
college days would be of the past. 

We are glad to announce that we have pledged a new girl, 
Maud Lee, from Iron River, who is to be in the university 
next year. 

Omega wishes all the girls a Happy New Year. 

Marion Jones, 1905. 

Psi Omicron Alumnae Association, Balto., Md. 

In writing the present history of Psi Omicron the slang phrase, 
"Nothing doing," comes forcibly to mind. But this is a mere 
personal opinion. One member, Louise Willie Tull, married on 
the nineteenth of November to Mr. J. Henry Baker, would prob- 
ably not agree with me. Apropos of a wedding, there is a very 
widespread sentiment about the loss of a girl when she marries. 
"New ties, severing of old friendships, new duties, etc.. etc.," are 
the themes harped upon*, and all very true, no doubt. But when 
Mr. Baker was introduced last week, his personel brought up the 
other side of the question, and promised a decided gain. 

To-morrow night there is to be a Christmas Party at fra- 
ternity rooms given by Evelyn Hewes and Alice Graham. The 
time of the year is suggestive. Of course it is only guess work, 
but one member strongly suspects that a donation to those 
rooms will be very much in order. Last year the active chapter 
Psi sent us the following: 


Xmas is coming I know, I know, 
Xmas is coming with ice and snow, 
Santa Claus comes with presents and cheer, 
But never a one for me I fear. 

I have'nt a fire-place, not even a grate, 
And I truly admit it is sad to relate — 
I've only a register, a small one at that, 
And I hardly believe large enough for a cat. 

I've long been your friend, and your secrets ne'er told. 
I've welcomed each new D. G. to the fold. 
So for Xmas please send me some slight little token 
And my thanks will be seen much better than spoken. 

Frat. Rooms. 

Poor little fraternity rooms! They did need "things." Pos- 
sibly needed also the same prescription as the bride's parlor. 
"Do come down to see me," she wrote her chum, "and sit all 
over my parlor chairs and wiggle the ornaments to make the 
room look homey." 

This year we have been in pretty close touch with our "ac- 
tives." We gave them another house party at Spark's Station, 
in October, and have entertained them sundry times since. In 
fact they have been pretty closely watched over and planned for 
by the "Old Dames," as dear Edith West used to call us. It 
makes one think of them as debutantes. There has been such 
a lull since pledging day that one thinks in comparison of the 
slang phrase again. Mable Carter. 

Omega Alpha Alumnae Association, Omaha, Neb. 

Omega Alpha of Delta Gamma wishes the pleasure of being 
known to the fraternity as the Alumnae Association of Omaha, 
Nebraska. We are seventeen girls out of college now, and want 
to keep in active touch with our national fraternity. We meet 
every month to talk fraternity and do hemstitching for the girls 
who are soon to be married. 

The members are: Fanny Louise Cole, (Kappa); Mrs. C. A. Goss 
(Alpha); Edith Dumont, (Kappa); Hortense Clarke, (Kappa); 
Noma Martin, (Upsilon); Gertrude Macomber, (Kappa); Edith 
Jackson, (Kappa); Nora Kelly Welsh, (Kappa); Edith Tedrow, 
(Alpha); Alice Register Edmisten, (Kappa); Maude Macomber 
Cuscoden, (Kappa); Alice Slaughter Lotridge, (Kappa); Helen 
Louise Brown, (Tau); Ethel Tukey, (Kappa); Louise Tukey, 


(Kappa); Laura Haggard, (Kappa); Herberta Jaynes, (Kappa). 

The Association celebrated its organization with a delightful 
progressive dinner at the home of Edith Dumont, December 
the fifth. In the infancy of Omega Alpha the engaged girls are 
courted with fear and trembling, for we want them to live here. 
We all say " Yes, you may change your names, but please don't 
change your residence . " Last month at a beautiful luncheon 
at her home the engagement of Herberta Jaynes was announced 
to Mr. Willson Brace Fonda, of Omaha, 

And now we are all excited over the approaching wedding of 
Edith Jackson to Mr. Paul Hoagland, of Omaha, to occur Janu- 
ary 14. Fanny Cole, Louise Tukey and Blanche Garten are 
among the bridesmaids. 

Omega Alpha wishes all the Chapters a most Happy New 
Year, and here's wishing we were all back in college with you. 

Gertrude Macomber, (Kappa '02). 



The CKapter House. 

"Every phase in the development of fraternity life and ex- 
perience brings out advantages and disadvantages which do not 
become apparent until experience has taught their real meaning 
and effect. There can be no doubt about the advantages of 
chapter-house life where all the members of a chapter room in 
the same house and take their meals in common. The advan- 
tages are overwhelmingly greater than the disadvantages when 
viewed from a fraternity standpoint. They are not so apparent, 
however, when viewed from the standpoint of the college at 
large or the students who are not fraternity members. The exis- 
tence and occupation of fraternity houses relieves the college 
authorities from the necessity of providing so much dormitory 
room; that is one great advantage to the college. It tends 
more and more, however, to separate the fraternities from the 
great body of students and to designate them as a class apart from 
such body with peculiar attributes, distinctions, and customs. In 
many places the fraternities have been wise and have accepted 
this phase of the situation as little as possible, providing 
frequent social entertainments at the different houses to which 
members of other chapters and other fraternities are freely invited 
and from which the general body of the students are not exclud- 
ed to any greater degree than a private individual would ex- 
clude persons from a similar entertainment when he had no per- 
sonal acquaintance with them. In some places, however, the 
fraternities have not been wise in managing this matter. Their 
social entertainments have been purposely made exclusive of a 
large body of eligible social material in the college, and every 
effort has apparently been made to accentuate and make dis- 
tinctive fraternity membership as a feature of their college life. 
This produces a sense of the most irritating and exasperating 
exclusion in the minds of the neutrals which is not only natural 
under the circumstances, but is fully justified by them. Our 
purpose in calling attention to the matter is to warn some of our 
chapters who seem to be developing a tendency in this direction 


against its continuance. The existence of this spirit and the 
hostility to it is undoubtedly the cause for the ani-fraternity leg- 
islation which has been enacted recently in some few of the 
Southern States. To speak in the language of the street, the 
fraternity men not only make an endeavor to show the non-fra- 
ternity element that they are socially better than the latter, but 
they rub the situation in with all the ingenuity which a boyish 
(and sometimes a girlish) love of teasing can devise. Princeton 
College would be a welcome field for the fraternities today had 
not this spirit been carried to an extreme in the forties and fifties, 
when the men, who are now controlling the destinies of that insti- 
tution were students at Princeton, were not in the social swim, 
and were made to feel that they were not most intensely." — 
Beta Theta Pi. 

TKe Influence of tHe Fraternity Upon its 


"The power and influence of the college Fraternity is increas- 
ing every day. It is becoming more and more recognized as 
one of the essential features of college life. Not many years 
ago there were only about a dozen Fraternities represented, 
possibly, in a small number of institutions; to-day there are 
more than twice that number scattered throughout the length 
and breadth of the land. They were once frowned upon by 
institutions of high standing and repute, but now they are wel- 
comed by nearly all except a few institutions, whose narrowness 
of mind does not allow their thoughts to penetrate the walls of 
their own buildings. 

It is an admitted fact that the fraternity fills a place long va- 
cant in our colleges, a place, however, which is as important 
and necessary to education as mere book knowledge ; it edu- 
cates the social side of man; it supplies to him the home life 
which must otherwise be lost to the student who pursues his 
studies away from the gentle influence of his own fireside. 

Herbert Spencer defines education as a preparation for com- 
plete living; and, conducted on the right principles, education 
does prepare a man for living completely or properly, whether 
his life be that of a doctor, lawyer, farmer, mechanic, or black- 
smith. Our age demands not a greater number of so-called 
professional men, but more thinkers among the masses. This 


is the only solution of the present social and political difficulties. 
The American people are too prone to allow themselves to be 
led by the thoughts of a few when they ought to think for them- 
selves. It must be admitted that a man who thinks can succed 
more readily than a man who does not. . Education attempts to 
develope the faculties of thought, and hence it follows that an 
educated man is better prepared to follow his calling, whatever 
that calling may be, and whether or not he actually makes use 
of the information gained at college. 

Some one has said that a college is a place where the dark 
jewels are brightened, while the bright jewels are darkened. 
But associations of the proper kind cannot but result in good. 
In fact, this is one of the most important and essential factors in 
any man's education. We learn to draw by drawing, we learn 
to paint by painting, we learn to dance by dancing; so we learn 
to live properly by brushing up against the rough side of the 
world, by coming in contact with our fellow man, and by profit- 
ing by the experience of others. Shut a man up with his books, 
and never allow him to come in contact with the outer world, 
and he soon becomes a conceited pedant, whose thoughts go 
scarcely beyond the narrowness of his own desires and inclina- 
tions. His own self is the only world that he knows and ad- 
mires. He perverts the old maxim that all men know more 
than one man to read, 'one man knows more than all men,' 
and, knowing no other, of course, designates himself as that one 

Then it is right here that the college fraternity exerts a most 
powerful influence. In fact, it is almost upon this ground alone 
that it bases its right to live. It trains the social, the compan- 
ionable side of man's character as nothing else can do. It 
takes him from the rut of the pedant, and what we commonly 
term a c grind/ and elevates him to the plane of a whole-souled, 
broad-minded college man, prepared to meet the emergencies 
of life, whatever they may be. 

When a young man goes forth into the battle of life, he is 
judged, not by the amount of Latin and Greek that he may have 
stowed away in the northeast corner of his cranium, nor by the 
dispatch with which he ean work a problem in calculus. True, 
all of these are necessary aids to education, but the world forms 
its opinion of him by the impression which he makes upon it. 


The question is not how much does he know? but how much 
can he tell ! The impression which he makes depends upon the 
associations and influences which have been brought to bear 
upon him during his college life. These produce the character 
which shapes his destiny. 

Besides training the social side of a man's character, the frater- 
nity has for him many other uses and benefits. In the first 
place, it teaches him to be unselfish. In this hurly-burly age of 
ours, in the race for fame, or money, or both, we are too apt to 
forget our fellow-man whom we have possibly outstripped in 
the great race of life. So intent are we upon our own glory and 
agrandizement that we seemingly forget that there are others in 
the contest who are as worthy as ourselves. If the entire human 
race could be educated in this way, how much more agreeable 
and attractive this cold world would be! How much pleasure 
is added to life when we know that we have a friend that stick- 
eth closer than a brother. 

Another thing for which humanity is suffering, a correlative 
of unselfishness, is sympathy, and this above all other things 
does the fraternity increase. For the success of any chapter, 
the members must be in entire sympathy with each other. 
There must be a sympathetic, brotherly spirit pervading the 
whole organization. One dissenting voice will break the charm. 
In all matters pertaining to the fraternity the members must 
think and act as one man. Though there are many men they 
must be of one mind. The loyal fraternity man rejoices as 
much when his club-mate gathers the laurels of success as if he 
himself were the recipient, and weeps as much at his failure as 
if he himself had met a Waterloo. This is not the idle theoriz- 
ing of one who does not know whereof he speaks. College men 
will all agree that it is illustrated in every day of college life. 
There must be a sympathetic chord which binds together the 
hearts and souls of all sorts and conditions of men when they 
rally around the same standard, and pledge themselves to cher- 
ish the old fraternity, not for a day or an hour or a year, but 
for life. 

And now, since this influence of the fraternity is so powerful, 
since each chapter, to a certain extent, holds in its hands the 
destiny of its members, how careful we should be to exert the 
right kind of influence over our newly-initiated members. 


A college fraternity conducted on the right principles will prove a 
benefit to any man who joins it. It strengthens him, it elevates 
him, it ennobles him. It makes him firmer, truer, and more 
manly. This influence of the chapter, in the hands of the right 
kind of men, is most important and beneficial ; but exerted in 
the wrong way, it becomes a dangerous weapon. Then the 
question arises, ' How am I, as a part of that chapter, as an in- 
dividual member, to exert my influence?' There is but one 
answer — by precept and example. 

Then, since the influence of the chapter and of the individual 
is so powerful, since on this account the future of every member 
of the chapter is at stake, let us halt a moment and ask our- 
selves, as a chapter and as individuals, Are we exerting our in- 
fluence in the right way? Have we any inducements as a chap- 
ter to offer the initiate other than the fact that he is being taken 
into a fraternity? Is the initiate bettered, improved, and ele- 
vated by being a member of our chapter? In other words, are 
we conducting an organization which takes a man's time and 
money without rendering him anything in return, or are we re- 
turning both, as we should do, with interest, and thereby en- 
couraging those qualities and instilling those principles which 
will make him a better man?" — Caduceus of Kappa Sigma. 

TKe Taxation of CHapter-Houses. 

" Whether or not a chapter-house is taxable has long been in 
many places a debatable question. 

In most of the States the real property of corporations organ- 
ized for the mental or moral improvement of their members or 
for scientific, literary or educational purposes is made exempt 
from taxation by statute. 

Under enactments of this kind, colleges, libraries, museums, 
historical and other associations have long held property with- 
out paying taxes to the State. 

Of course a college building used as a dormitory would 
naturally fall under such exemption. If such is the case, would 
a chapter-house be exempt ? 

It may be argued on the one hand that a chapter-house is 
merely a college dormitory. Indeed, where such a house is 
built upon college grounds it may be classed as such without 
criticism. We know at least one college where a chapter-house 
is known as ' Dormitory No. 5/ and it has never been taxed. 


On the other hand it may be argued that a chapter-house is 
merely a co-operative boarding and club house, and as such 
should not be exempt from the public burden of taxation any 
more than any other boarding or club house. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon has a chapter-house at Hamilton Col- 
lege, Clinton, N. Y. The assessors of the town of Kirkland, in 
which Clinton is located, placed the property upon the tax lists in 
1898. The court, being appealed to, ordered the assessment 
vacated. In 1900 they again listed the property for taxation. 
Again the court was appealed to, and again it sustained the chap- 
ter and held the property not to be taxable. 

The tax assessors appealed from this decision and the lower 
court was reversed, the judges holding the property taxable. We 
give below a copy of the official report of the opinion. 

We are informed by the counsel for the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Chapter that they intend to appeal from this decision to the 
Court of Appeals. 

The People of the State of New York ex rel. The 
Delta Kappa Epsilon Society of Hamilton College, 
Respondent, v. E. F. Lawler and Others, as Assessors of the 
Town of Kirkland, Oneida County, N. Y., Appellants. 

Lodges of Greek-letter college societies are not exempt from taxation. 

A bouse owned by the Hamilton College Chapter of a Greek-letter 
college fraternity, organized, as stated in its certificate of incorporation, 
for literary purposes and the promotion of the fine arts, which bouse, 
with the exception of the society room, is primarily used as a boarding 
place for the active members of the Chapter, at which they may enjoy 
the privileges of home life and meet for social recreation and fellowship 
without intrusion from uninvited guests, and which is incidentally used 
for literary, educational or scientific purposes, is not exempt from taxa- 
tion under Subdivision 7 of Section 4 of the Tax Law (Laws of 1896, 
chap. 908, as amd. by Laws of 1897, chap. 871), which provides, * The 
real property of a corporation or association organized exclusively for 
the moral or mental improvement of men or women or for * * * 
educational, scientific, literary, library * * * purposes, * * * or 
for two or more such purposes and used exclusively for carrying out 
thereupon one or more of such purposes, and the personal property of 
any such corporation shall be exempt from taxation.' 

Appeal by the defendants, E. F. Lawler and others, as 
assessors of the town of Kirkland, Oneida County, N. Y., from 
a final order and judgment of the Supreme Court in favor of the 
relator, entered in the office of the clerk of the county of Oneida 
on the 26th day of December, 1901, upon the decision of the 


court, rendered after a trial at the Oneida Special Term, disap- 
proving findings of fact and conclusions of law of a referee, and 
exempting the property of the plaintiff from taxation. 

This proceeding was commenced on the nth day of Septem- 
ber, 1900, by the service of a petition accompanied by a writ of 
certiorari; directing the defendants, who were the assessors of 
the town of Kirkland, Oneida County, to make return thereto 
at a Special Term of the Supreme Court to be held on the 6th 
day of October following. 

Upon the return to such writ, an order was made appointing a 
referee to take proof of the several matters in issue and to report 
the same, together with his findings of fact and conclusions 
of law thereon. 

The questions at issue involved the right of the relator to ex- 
emption from taxation of certain real estate situate in the town 
of Kirkland, aforesaid, which had been assessed by the defendants 
for the year 1900 at the sum of $3,500, and the learned referee, 
after taking all the evidence offered by either party, filed his 
report, wherein he recommended that the writ be dismissed and 
the relator's property held for taxation. 

Upon the 6th day of July, 1901, the court, at Special Term, 
overruled the report and decision of the referee, and directed 
judgment in favor of the relator, declaring its property exempt 
from taxation and awarding costs against the defendants per- 

Lewis M. Martin, for the appellants. 
Charles Bell, for the respondent. 
Adams, P. J. : 

The relator, the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, is one of 
seven Greek-letter societies existing at Hamilton College, in this 
State. It is a domestic corporation, and as such was duly or- 
ganized under the laws of this State in the year 1878, its certifi- 
cate of organization stating its objects and purposes to be 
1 literary, and for the promotion of the fine arts.' 

The society consists of thirty-nine chapters, located in various 
parts of the United States and Canada, with a membership of 
about fifteen thousand individuals ; and this particular chapter 
at the time in question was composed of thirty-five active mem- 
bers. It owned a chapter-house and lot, located upon College 
street, in the village of Clinton, the building being three stories 


in height above the basement. In the basement were located a 
dining-room, kitchen, coal-room, toilet-room and cellar. Upon 
the ground floor were a hall, with an alcove, a parlor, library- 
room and two other rooms, which were occupied by a man and 
his wife who furnished board and took charge of the rooms for 
the members boarding in the house. Upon the second floor 
where five sleeping-rooms, a study-room and a • society-room.' 
The furniture in the sleeping-rooms belonged to the respective 
occupants thereof, and the other furniture in the house was 
owned by the relator, as was also a library consisting of about 
five hundred volumes of books of reference and works of 

The active members of the society all boarded in the house, 
and fourteen of them lodged there under an arrangement with a 
Mr. and Mrs. Plank, who occupied the two rooms on the 
ground floor, and enjoyed the use of the kitchen, dining- 
room, etc. 

During the year commencing September, 1899, the members 
lodging in the house paid into the treasury of the relator 
$502.50 for the use of these rooms ; and this sum was used in 
part to pay for a well upon the premises, in part to defray the 
expenses of repairs, and in part to pay an indebtedness of the 
relator. In addition to the sum received from this source, a 
tax of $400 was levied on all active members to defray the cost 
of heating the building and certain other minor and incidental 
expenses. There were also certain per capita taxes which were 
applied towards the payment of books and periodicals purchased 
for the library and general fraternity expenses. 

With the exception of the ' society-room,' the building in 
question was used for the purpose of furnishing the active mem- 
bers of the society with a boarding place, at which they might 
enjoy the privileges of home life and meet for social recreation 
and fellowship without intrusion from uninvited guests. It was 
at all times accessible to members of the fraternity belonging to 
other chapters, and, upon special occasions, was thrown open to 
the public, or to such privileged persons as were fortunate enough 
to be the recipients of invitations, but it was more particularly the 
private resort and abiding place of such of the relator's mem- 
bers as were in attendance at Hamilton College. 

There is very little, if any, controversy respecting the facts 


above stated, substantially all of which were found by the 
learned referee, upon evidence which amply sustained his find- 
ings, and the single question to be determined is whether, upon 
these facts, the relator's claim to exemption from taxation can 
be sustained. 

The relator rests such claim upon Subdivision 7 of Section 4 
of- the Tax Law (Laws of 1896, Chap. 908, as amd. by Laws of 
1897, chap. 371), which, so far as applicable to the case under 
consideration, reads as follows, viz : ' The real property of a 
corporation or association organized exclusively for the moral or 
mental improvement of men or women or for * * * educa- 
tional, scientific, literary, library * * * purposes, * * * 
or for two or more such purposes and used exclusively for carry- 
ing out thereupon one or more of such purposes and the per- 
sonal property of any such corporation shall be exempt from 
taxation. 1 

It requires, we think, but a cursory glance at this statute to 
apprise anyone of the fact that the Legislature has imposed two 
conditions to the exemption of the real property of a corpora- 
tion from taxation, one being that it shall have been organized 
exclusively for one or more of the purposes therein specified, 
and the other, that the property for which exemption is claimed 
shall be used exclusively for such purpose or purposes. 

The learned referee has found, in response to the request of 
the relator's counsel, that the corporation in question was organ- 
ized exclusively for the moral and mental improvement of men 
and for literary, library, scientific and educational purposes , 
although its charter declares the objects and purposes of its 
organization to be simply ' literary, and for the promotion of 
the fine arts.' However, the purposes for which a corporation 
is organized and those for which its property is used, are, for 
obvious reasons, quite distinct and independent matters. The 
two requirements must concur, for otherwise the original cor- 
porators might, if so disposed, declare the object of their incor- 
poration to be one which would entitle the corporate real estate 
to exemption from taxation within the terms of the statute, while 
as a matter of fact it was used for an entirely different purpose, 
and one which would not entitle it to exemption. It follows, 
therefore, in view of the finding of the learned referee, that the 


important and controlling question for our determination relates 
to the use to which the relator's property was put. 

That it was to some extent, at least, used ' for carrying out 
thereupon ' one or more of the purposes specified in the statute, 
is doubtless true. For instance, it appears that the relator's 
chapter-house was furnished with a respectable library, and it is 
quite reasonable to assume that its members used this library at 
times for educational, scientific and literary purposes ; but this 
fact does not answer the requirement of the statute, unless it 
also appears that the building, as a whole, was ' used exclusively 
for carrying out thereupon one or more of such purposes.' 

(Chnrch of St. Monica v. Mayor, 119 N. Y. 91 ; PeopU ex ret 
Church of St. Mary v. Feitner 168 id. 494). 

Now, the adverb • exclusively ' is defined by lexicographers 
to mean ' with the exclusion of all others ; without admission of 
others to participation ' (Cent. Diet.) ; and, with this definition 
in mind, it is apparent that the partial or occasional use of the 
relator's chapter-house for literary, educational or scientific pur- 
poses is not sufficient to sustain its claim to exemption, unless it 
can be said that such purposes are primary and inherent, while 
all others are secondary and incidental ; for although we ought 
not, perhaps, to give to the word ' exclusively ' an interpreta- 
tion so literal as to prevent an occasional use of the relator's 
property for some purpose other than one or more of those 
specified, yet the policy of the law is to construe statutes ex- 
empting property from taxation somewhat rigidly, and not to 
permit such exemption to be established by doubtful implica- 
tion. In other words the legislative intent to exempt any prop- 
erty from taxation can never be presumed, but must always be 
expressed in language so clear as to admit of no argument. 
{People ex rel. Manhattan Fire Ins. Co. v. Commissioners, 76 N. 
Y. 65 ; People ex rel. Westchester Fire Ins. Co. v. Davenport \ 91 
id. 574 ; People ex rel. Twenfy-third St. R. R. Co. v. Commis- 
sioners, 95 id. 554; Yazoo Railroad Co. v. Thomas, 132 U. S« 
174; Winona & St. Peter Land Co. v. Minnesota, 159 id. 526.) 

A tax is a forced contribution from the citizen toward defray- 
ing the expenses of the government ; and, in order that this 
burden may be shared generally and proportionately, statutes 
granting exemption should be construed with great care and 
caution. It has been recently declared by the Court of Appeals 


that ' it has never been the general pclicy of the State to wholly 
exempt the property, either real or personal, of incorporated 
churches, colleges or charitable institutions from taxation.' 

{Catlin v. Trustees of Trinity College, 113 N. Y. 133, 141.) 

And while it may be said that the relator is connected with 
Hamilton College, and that its chapter-house is in a certain sense 
an adjunct thereto, yet so far as ownership, occupation and con- 
trol is concerned it is entirely indpendent of the college. Its 
primary purpose is to afford the members of the fraternity own- 
ing it with an abiding place while attending college. It is there 
they eat and sleep : it is there that they mingle with each other 
in social intercourse ; it is there that they entertain their friendsi 
and to that end indulge in dancing and other similar amusements* 
In short, it is to all intents and purposes a club-house, a place 
for rest, recreation and fraternal intercourse, rather than for the 
purposes for which it is claimed to have been organized, which 
purposes are plainly secondary and incidental ; and such being 
the case, we do not see how, within the well-settled policy of the 
law to which allusion has just been made, it is entitled to exemp- 
tion from taxation. 

No case arising under precisely the same circumstances has 
been called to our attention; but there are numerous cases to 
be found in the reports of this and other States which involve 
similar considerations, to two or three of which we will now refer. 

In that of People ex rel. Young Men*s Assn. v. Sayles, it ap- 
peared that the relator was a corporation organized exclusively 
for the mental and moral improvement of men and women and 
for benevolent purposes. Any respectable young man could 
become a member and enjoy its privileges upon the payment of 
a nominal membership fee. It owned a building in the city of 
Albany, of which a portion was used for the purposes of a pub- 
lic library, gymnasium, reading, lecture and bath-room, while 
the remainder consisted of a spacious and elaborately constructed 
theatre or hall, suitable for public meetings, exhibitions and en- 
tertainments. This hall was leased at fixed rates of rental and 
used for such purposes only, the income therefrom being devoted 
exclusively to the maintenance of the library. The court at 
Special Term, upon this state of facts, directed that the assess- 
ment levied by the assessors upon its real estate should be 
stricken from the assessment roll. Upon appeal the order was 


reversed by the Appellate Division, and the decision of the lat- 
ter court was subsequently affirmed by the Court of Appeals 
(32 App. Div. 197 ; 157 N. Y. 677). 

In the case of People ex rel. Catholic Union v. Sayles (32 App. 
Div. 203), a like conclusion was reached upon a very similar 
state of facts, and the decision of the Appellate Division was 
also affirmed by the Court of Appeals (157 N. Y. 679). 

The case of People ex rel. v. Medical Society Neff (34 App. 
Div. 83) is one where the relator was organized under Chapter 
94 of the Revised Laws of 1813, entided, 'An act to incorporate 
medical societies for the purpose of regulating the practice of 
physic and surgery in this state.' It maintained a medical library 
which was open to the public, and furnished rooms for the meet- 
ing of medical and charitable societies. Its property, however, 
was in fact a medical club-house, where the members of the 
profession were wont to meet for mental improvement and such 
medical incidental benefits as flow from the association and co-op- 
eration of effort, and it was held by the Appellate Division in 
the second department that in these circumstances the relator did 
not bring itself within the exemption clause of the statute. 

Under the Connecticut General Statutes (Revis. 1888, § 3820), 
exempting from taxation 'buildings belonging to and used ex- 
clusively for * * * ecclesiastical societies/ it was held that a 
country house of three colleges of the Society of Jesus, to which 
the college professors were accustomed to go for vacation and 
rest, and while there to engage in certain prescribed religious 
exercises, and which, when they were absent, was used as a re- 
treat for priests and laymen who desired seclusion and the di- 
rection of the members of the society, was not exempt. The 
court, after reciting the foregoing facts, expressed its con- 
clusion in the following words : ' Thus it seems to be a place of 
resort for a certain privileged class in the usual vacation periods 
for purposes of rest and recreation. Although the persons re- 
sorting thither enjoy certain religious privileges and are sub- 
jected to certain rules and regulations of an ecclesiastical nature, 
yet the organizations, the people who control them and the peo- 
ple who are effected by them, bear very little resemblance to 
ecclesiastical societies as they exist and are understood in this 
state and the people connected with them * * *. The prop- 
erty in question is used rather for the temporal wants of the 


members of the Society of Jesus than for instructing and educa- 
ting young men for the priesthood. It resembles club-houses 
in that it is designed chiefly for the recreation of its members. 
Therefore, we say that the property is not used exclusively for 
the purposes contemplated by the statute.' (Manresa Institute 
v. Town of Norfolk, 61 Conn. 228). Under the statute of the 
state of Oregon (Hill's Anno. Laws Oreg. [2d ed.] § 2732, 
subd. 3), which provided that 'the personal property of all liter- 
ary, benevolent, charitable and scientific institutions incorporated 
within this state, and such real estate belonging to such institu- 
tions as shall be actually occupied for the purposes for which 
they were incorporated/ should be exempt from taxation, it was 
held that a society providing relief for its indigent members only 
was a charitable institution, and as such, would be entitled to ex- 
emption, but that property owned by it and used for revenue, 
and not actually occupied by the society, would not be entitled 
to such exemption. {Portland Hibernian Benevolent Society v. 
Kelly f 30 L. R. A. 167.) 

In the case of Congregation K. L A. P. v. The Mayor &c. (52 
Hun, 507), it was held that the building, of which the principal 
story was used as a synagogue, while the lower story contained 
the living rooms of the janitor of the synagogue and bath tubs and 
plunging pools for men and women, which were accessible for 
a pecuniary consideration payable to the janitor, in lieu of sal- 
ary, to all Jews, whether worshippers at that synagogue or not, 
was not exempt from taxation, for the reason that the building 
was not 'exclusively used' for one or more of the purposes speci- 
fied in the statute. (See Laws of 1882, chap. 410, § 827.) 

We think that the principle enunciated in the foregoing cases 
when applied to the case under cosnideration requires that the 
order and judgment appealed from should be reversed. 

McLennan, Spring, Williams and Hiscock, JJ., concurred. 

Order and judgment reversed, with costs, and writ of certio- 
rari quashed, with costs." — Beta Theta PL 

The Fraternity Idea. 

Emory W. Hunt, D.D., LL.D., president of Denison Univer- 
sity, says: 

"I believe in the fraternity idea. I could not help it. I was 
defrauded of some of the initial privileges of fraternity life, for 


four brothers preceded me in membership in one of the chap- 
ters in my alma mater and the rest seemed to regard my 
place as foreordained and that money and time spent in 
'rushing 1 me would not prove a good investment. So I missed 
much, but finally the chapter, which was supposed to have a 
mortgage on me, graciously foreclosed and admitted me. After 
twenty years, if I were compelled to choose between what I re- 
ceived from college and from chapter, it would be a hard choice. 
I still believe in the fraternity idea. 

Some are so constituted that they cannot trust what they do 
not themselves control. Some seem to suppose there can be 
no reason for secrecy but shame. They easily conclude that, 
if all acts and purposes are not announced, it must be because 
they are not fit for publication. The list of alumna of almost 
any college fraternity should be a sufficient refutation of such a 

The personal associations formed in college are the most 
permanent and influential of our lives. While human nature re- 
mains they will continue to be formed. Even if not regularly 
organized, there will still be exclusive circles, but ephemeral, ir- 
responsible and with less of character and of purpose. Fraterni- 
ties are better than cliques. 

It is not true, as is often asserted, that a fraternity is no better 
than the members that compose it The fraternity is equal to 
the character of its individual members plus the sense of respon- 
sibility for the brotherhood. And this increment is of incalcua- 
ble practical value. Some of the richest experiences of my life 
have been found in joining hands with others about a brother of 
weak and vascilating purpose. Not of the least importance was 
the help the helpers themselves received. Many a man who 
cares too little for his own reputation is exceedingly jealous of 
the reputation of his chapter. He recognizes that he is the cus- 
todian of the good name, not only of his chapter, but of the 
fraternity at large. As a college officer, I would not think of 
handling a case of discipline in which a fraternity man is in- 
volved without availing myself of the help I can secure from the 
men of his fraternity They are closer to him than I can be. 
Through them I can most effectively reach him. 

An element of special value and importance is the continued 
interest and supervision of the alumni members of the fraternity. 


Your frequent visits are the surest guarantee of its usefulness. 
Your influence will always be a most potent factor in maintain- 
ing among the active members high personal and intellectual 
ideals. — Phi Gamma Delta Quarterly. 

Fraternity men are never found ready-made, and the best of 
new material requires further attention on the part of the older 
men. A college man is more plastic in his freshman year, and 
impressions received at this period are often the permanent hall 
mark of the man. Let the leaders of the chapter do all in their 
power that in the case of each of these new brothers the future 
fraternity valuation shall be 'sterling. 1 Each chapter will have its 
own methods of dealing with its freshmen and it is not our in- 
tention to recommend details of discipline. Only let the object 
be to produce men of chapter and fraternity value and Delts of 
life-long loyalty. 

While training freshmen along chapter and fraternity lines, 
the importance of college and class-room standing should never 
be lost sight of. Unless a man maintains a degree of scholar- 
ship that will at least retain for him the privilege of college at- 
tendance, and therefore continued chapter membership, his value 
to the chapter ceases at once. It is a personal kindness to a 
freshman and a direct chapter duty for the older men to su- 
pervise the college work of their new brothers. Aim to make 
the new brothers not only good chapter men, but good fraternity 
men as well. See to it that their fraternity horizon is a broad 
one. Instruct them first of all in fraternity principles, history and 
peculiar form of government. Compel them to know the chap- 
ter roll thoroughly, not only the designating Greek letters of 
the different chapters, but their geographical distribution and 
the standing of the various colleges represented. Then let them 
obtain a fair knowledge of other national fraternities, especially 
those having chapters at their own college. Above all strive 
to implant in these new brothers an abiding interest in, and 
loyalty for the national fraternity as distinct from the chapter, 
so that their value as Delts may not terminate with their grad- 
uation. Let the older brothers realize that one of the most 
effective means of educating the freshman is by example. A 
willingness to work and a strong spirit of loyalty permeating the 
entire chapter will be the very best instruction that can be pro- 
vided." — Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta. 


THe Charm of tKe College Girl. 

"The sweet freshness, the charming truth, the beauty and 
graciousness of the young college girl — these will never cease to 
stir and inspire the under-graduate as something even truer and 
deeper than the power of his books and lectures; and certainly 
no alumnus, however grey or old in a hopeless bachelorhood, 
will ever forget her, God bless her, and her glorious presence 
which, though it has long since passed into the mystery of un- 
recorded years, is now, as it was in those brave days of his 
youth, the one presence that was altogether sweet and true, 
tender and helpful. And you, man and maid, who have found 
in your college days the priceless secret of life's meaning and have 
gone out together into the world's struggle and into the world's 
joy and into the world's service, I charge you to be grateful, not 
so much for your degrees of scholarship as for your certificates 
of marriage. Because after all education is not something 
which one may gather up and hide and lock away in an iron 
chest like a miser's gold. Education is life. It is truly an ad- 
justment of one's life to its environment to the end that it may 
be strong and self-masterful and happy; and I believe, with all 
my heart, bachelor though I be, that love in the hearts of a man 
and a woman will do more than any other thing in the wide 
world to make them strong and self-masterful and happy. 

So, my young men, take heed of your fair opportunity, dur- 
ing your glorious college time, to worship at the feet of some 
high souled woman. Roll away from the shrine of your heart 
the stone of selfishness and give to her in unmeasured prodigality 
the truest devotion of your knightly chivalry. Count it the one 
superlative joy of your life to walk with her along the opulent 
pathway of youth and to catch from the rich melody of her 
heart the fullest notes of hope and courage and power. Be grate- 
ful to the last day of your life that you had among the elective 
courses of your college curriculum the companionship of the 
American college girl than which there is no nobler type of 
American womanhood."— Delta of Sigma Nu. 

" In the life of a Fraternity, as in the life of a man, there 
sometimes comes a time when she asks herself whether she 
should not now • leave her low-vaulted past ' and start upon a 
new course. From a struggling aggregation of poor college men, 


she has become a rich and powerful organization. Instead of 
her chapters holding their meetings in some obscure upper room, 
in the leading colleges they have become the owners of beauti- 
ful houses, tastefully and often richly furnished with all the 
accessories of a modern club ; and in some cases temples also 
have been built for the more fitting celebration of those mysterious 
rites which are known only to the initiate. 

But alongside of these rich and prosperous chapters there are 
always to be found a number of ' poor relatives.' Certain col- 
leges which gave promise of future greatness when a chapter 
was granted to them, have failed for one cause or another to 
keep that promise. Some have fallen into financial difficulties. 
Most of them, however, have failed to keep pace with the great 
universities, not because they have allowed their work to de- 
teriorate, but because they have clung to the ideal of the Ameri- 
can college as distinguished from the university, and have been 
content to develop the 'course in arts/ which forms so small a 
part of the work of the university. 

The fact stands, nevertheless, that they have remained poor 
(shall we add ' but honest ? *), and that the chapters planted in 
them have shared their poverty. So naturally, when a new gen- 
eration arises that ' knows not Joseph,' whose acquaintance with 
the glorious history of these chapters is exceedingly limited, 
whose knowledge of their present condition is derived largely 
from hearsay, and whose prejudices may have been aroused by 
the sight of some member who is a little deficient in that polish 
which is acquired by attrition with many men, naturally, I say, 
the thought occurs to some of the prosperous ones, ' Would it 
not be greatly to the advantage of the Fraternity if some of 
these weaker branches could be lopped off ? Should not a policy 
be adopted of recalling the charters of all such chapters, and 
confining active membership in the Fraternity to those colleges 
which are leaders in the new education ? ' 

To those who know the history of the smaller colleges, such a 
policy seems most unwise. In the first place, the small college 
fills a distinct and a very important place in our system of educa- 
tion. In it is preserved better than anywhere else the old idea 
of ' a liberal education ' as distinguished from a technical one. 
And the advocates of the latter have yet to prove that in the 
long run it can and does produce as good all-round men as the 


former system not only has produced, but continues to produce. 

Men of great technical skill these schools undoubtedly provide, 

men who are leaders in the great commercial development with 

which our country is now astonishing the world ; but the men 

who have laid the deep and broad foundations upon which they 

are building, nay, the men in great measure are to-day guiding 

that movement, are the product of those same small colleges, 

or of the present great colleges before they entered upon their 
present policy. 

More than this, it is in the small college that the greatest 
loyalty and love for the Fraternity is generated. And this is 
brought about by the very nature of things, without disparage- 
ment in any way of those noble, generous, loyal souls who are 
found in all of our great chapters, nor of the love and loyalty of 
those chapters in the aggregate. But it must be so. Take a 
college whose membership falls below five hundred. Select 
from that a band of men such as those who form any chapter of 
D K E's taken at random. Their tastes and inclinations are 
similar. They are pursuing the same studies. They recite in 
the same classes. They live, generally, in the same house, eat 
at the same table. They are thus brought into continuous con- 
tact for four years. Can anyone doubt that the attachments to 
each other and to the Fraternity, thus formed and thus nurtured, 
are more apt to be thorough and lasting than those found hy the 
short intercourse at the chapter houses and the occasional meet- 
ing in work, where different courses are pursued, different tastes 
and inclinations are being developed, and the time is all too short 
for the work alone which must be done ? 

The student in the large universities is prone to look down upon, 
to pity, perchance in his heart of hearts, to despise, his brother of 
the smaller college. The unfortunate has no rows of massive 
buildings in his college home. He has no School of Medicine, or 
Theology, or Engineering, or Law, or Dentistry, or Forestry, or 
Veterinary Science ; no chair of Journalism, or of Chinese Lan- 
guage and Literature ; no ball nine or football team, or golf 
team, or boat crew which can compete with those of the greater 
school. Perhaps his college has no fast set to bring it into promi- 
nence through certain newspapers. He himself is often a little 
behind the latest style, even perhaps sadly deficient in that knowl- 
edge of manners and social customs which mark his more fortu- 
nate brother. But wait ten years — twenty, if need be. This 


awkward, uncouth country boy will have acquired all the polish 
which he needs, and by virtue of the training he has had, he will 
have built upon the strong and sure foundations he has laid, a 
structure of which no man need be ashamed. 

The feeling, if any there be, against the chapters in the small 
colleges, arises from such prejudices and from lack of informa- 
tion. While a larger portion of the class of men who formerly 
attended such institutions are going to the universities, there are 
still many wise fathers who decide that their sons shall have for 
their foundation the real college life, the intimate personal con- 
tact with the Faculty and their fellow students which can only be 
obtained in the small college, and then shall complete their pro- 
fessional work in the schools of the University. In the future as 
in the past, they will reflect honor upon the Fraternity, playing 
as important a part in her history as their greater and more pros- 
perous sisters. Far off be the day when one of their candle- 
sticks shall be removed." — D. K. E. Quarterly. 

THe Question of Affiliation. 

"It is only of late years that the question of affiliation has be- 
come one of serious moment. It was unusual a dozen years ago 
for a student to spend his undergraduate days in more than one 
institution. It is very common now. The standards of frater- 
nity men in different colleges must of necessity vary. The 
chapter in the university will be more cosmopolitan — will repre- 
sent more types of men than that of the small college. The 
members of a chapter in a small college will enjoy an intimacy 
that those of their university sister chapters can never know ; 
thus there is compensation for each. Yet the fact remains that 
we of Delta Tau Delta have established a standard of excellence 
which is independent of size of school. We want our men to be 
men of earnestness, dignity and character. In these qualities no 
school has a monopoly, and no man possessing these qualities 
can be a discredit to any chapter to which he goes. 

The spirit of restlessness, which is very wholesome, has been 
infecting the student in the small college. He wishes to spend 
his last year, or years, under some man whose name is associated 
with special work. He leaves his chapter, of which he was the 
life, perhaps, with a world of love in his heart for his fraternity 
and all Deltas, and enters a university. It is a shock to him that 


the chapter of the university does not offer to affiliate him; or 
the case may be reversed. Affiliation may be offered and urged, 
but the conscientious student may think it wise to decline. 

Here hangs the whole question. Is this condition of affairs 
right or wrong ? It is a problem that meets many chapters and 
many men these days. I would that its solution were easy. 
Every chapter must draw to itself the kind of men it has chosen 
for its type. It represents the fraternity ; it is the fraternity in 
the institution in which it exists. If the presence of a man from 
a sister chaper will compromise its position, then assuredly it 
must hesitate to offer him its protection. The difficulty is in- 
creased because the man is an upper classman of maturer years, 
and no longer plastic and so susceptible to chapter influence. 
Again, I can imagine the man from the small church school 
thrown in with a chapter in a large cosmopolitan college. Will 
he be happy there ? Can he so alter his conception of fraternity 
standards as to mingle on easy terms with men whose home 
training has made wine and dancing and cards familiar features. 

Every chapter will support me in the statement that it meets 
men of other chapters that seem utterly impossible. I myself 
have met such men, and I meet them yet. After one has had 
fifteen or twenty years of world experience, he can estimate a 
boy's worth in a very few moments, and in this measure, clothe's 
and affectation and assumed polish have no part. The gentle- 
man may be from the farm or the shop ; the boor from genera- 
tions of drawing-room idols. There is something greater than 
personal feeling at stake. The man that is refused affiliation is 
a brother in fraternity. If he is in earnest, take him ; i f he is 
not, let him alone. This is the only test that is safe ; the only 
one that can leave your conscience clear. Let no peculiarity of 
dress or speech or manner influence you, for these things are 
but trifles. Study well the man ; if he has the spirit of frater- 
nity at heart, the determination to win out in his college work, 
he will prove worthy of you and your efforts in his behalf. 

I knew a chapter once in a small college. It was one of the 
best that the fraternity ever had. It had contributed as largely 
in its day to the growth and reputation of the fraternity as any. 
The time came when, because it was a small college, students 
ceased to seek it. The chapter's action was a martyrdom. 
When it no longer found in the student body the kind of men it 


wished to initiate, it surrendered its charter. The chapter no 

longer exists. But its alumni know that no man was ever ini- 
tiated that was not a credit and an honor to Delta Tau Delta. 
The moral is clear. If a chapter cannot get men worthy of it, 
then let it cease to initiate. To put our badge upon men of low 
standard is an offense"— Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta. 

Chapter Libraries. 

"Since the chapters of the different fraternities have provided 
themselves with permanent dwellings, many of them have un- 
dertaken to form libraries. It is not always easy to determine 
the limits within which collections of material should be made for 
libraries of this character, not of what such material should con- 
sist. It can readily be understood that if the institution in which 
the chapter is located is provided with the ordinary library facili- 
ties of a good college, there is no need of filling the book shelves 
of the chapter with works of standard authors. The making of 
a collection of books of such character can safely be left until 
other matters have been attended to and the energies of the 
chapter need some new outlet. 

A chapter library should consist of two classes of material: 
one relating to fraternity life in general and the life of the chap- 
ter's fraternity in particular, and the other relating to college life 
in general and the life of the institution in which the chapter is 
located in particular. 

The first article in the collection should be the chapter roll- 
book. This should be in charge of some official of the chapter 
who will take pains to keep it up to date by systematic work 
from time to time. It is almost impossible, amid a multitude 
of college duties, to keep constantly in mind items for the roll- 
book; but if it be thoroughly understood that at some certain 
time of the year, say during the Christmas or Easter vacation, 
it shall be the duty of one or more of the chapter's officials to 
revise the roll-book, then it can readily be kept in shape and 
will be a credit to the chapter. 

The different catalogues of the fraternity would naturally find 
a place next to the roll-book. A chapter should endeavor to 
secure a complete set of the catalogues if possible, even al- 
though the chapter is of a recent date of establishment, and its 
membership goes back only a few years. Fraternity catalogues 


are soon scattered and lost; and, merely as a safeguard, it 
would be wise for each chapter to secure a copy of as many of 
the editions as possible. 

The fraternity magazine should next be secured. In Beta 
Theti Pi it is practically impossible to secure a complete file of 
the magazine at the present time, but each chapter should at 
least secure the numbers dating from the time of its own begin- 
ning and as far back beyond that as possible. We have no his- 
tory, only a series of sketches in 'Fraternity Studies.' When 
a history is written its various editions should be procured; and 
the same is true of different editions of the song-book. 

All of these publications which we have mentioned are so 
peculiarly interwoven with the history of the chapter that they 
should constitute a section of the library apart from all else, 
and, when possible, should be bound in uniform style; and 
their removal from the chapter-house should never be permitted 
under any circumstances. 

If the chapter cannot procure a file of the magazine it can at 
least do this: It can obtain from some more fortunate chapter 
in the fraternity a copy of every letter which it has written to 
the magazine, and if these are written out in uniform style and 
bound, they constitute a sort of running history of the chapter 
which is very valuable. The chapter should of course, file its 
correspondence, and from time to time, as the filing-box be- 
comes full, the letters should be mounted and bound. Several 
of the Beta chapters have done this, and their letters form a 
valuable basis for ascertaining the history of the fraternity so far 
as it affected that chapter. 

The chapter should also form a scrap-book, in which should 
be placed commencement programs, invitations to different so- 
cial gatherings, wedding notices, personal items of different 
kinds concerning the members and all of the small pieces of 
memorabilia which seem so trivial and insignificant when they 
are issued and yet become so valuable in after years as a basis 
for refreshing the memory of those who took part in the events 
to which they relate. 

Having now considered material which relates particularly. 
to the chapter and the fraternity, attention should be paid to 
printed matter concerning the Greek world of which the frater- 
nity is a member. Material of this kind is somewhat scarce 


There are two books relating to the general field, one, 'Ameri- 
can College Fraternities/ which is well known, and the other a 
small book called 'The Greek-Letter Societies/ published by 
A. P. Jacobs, of Detroit, in 1879. Mr. Jacobs was a member of 
Psi Upsilon and an intense partisan; and, consequently, his book 
wa$ without any particular value except as a mere record of cer- 
tain statistics, which are likewise to be found in 'American Col- 
lege Fraternities,' but some chapters may wish to procure it for 
the sake of completeness. The 'Cyclopedia of Fraternities' by 
A. C. Stevens (Michigan Alpha Delta Phi) has a chapter on 
college fraternities which contains some interesting observations 
on the entire system and on some of the fraternity rituals. 

If it is desired to go deeper in this field, there are several 
magazine* articles which may be gathered together, but proba- 
bly nobody but a thorough enthusiast on the subject would take 
the trouble to do so. The articles themselves are wholly with- 
out any literary or statistical value, as they have been, in effect, 
merely a write-up to justify the insertion of whatever illustra- 
tions the publishers were able to secure. There are a number 
of books in the nature of directories giving lists of fraternity men 
in different cities (New York, Chicago, Philadelphir and St. 
Louis) published by the Umbdenstock Company of New York. 
These contain general articles relating to different fraternities, 
but as the writers of these articles have commonly been imbued 
with the notion that they must blow their own horn to the full 
extent of their lung capacity, the publications are scarcely worth 
the price which must be paid for them. 

In the Harvard book there are some good sketches of the 
Harvard societies. There are several small pamphlets which 
might be procured and which are of interest now from an his- 
torical standpoint. These are : 

'The Secret Society System,' by E. E. Aiken, New Haven, 
1 88 a, a bitter attack on the Yale system; 'College Secret So- 
cisties,' by H. L. Kellogg, Chicago, 1874, a more extended and 
general onslaught ; ' An Account of the Greek-Letter Fraterni- 
ties at the University of California,' Berkeley, 1883, a brutally 
frank but mainly truthful account of the shortcomings of the 
chapters at California twenty years ago, and ' Report to the 
Board of Trustees of Purdue University,' by the late E. E, 

♦The Cosmopolitan, 1807, vol. xxu, p. 641: The Century Magazine, 1888. vol. xiv, 
p. 749; The New England Magazine, 1807, vol. xxiii. p. 70. 


White, in 1882. This is apparently an unprejudiced and fair 
account of the good and evil of fraternity life, but the latter was 
somewhat unduly accented. 

To offset this unfavorable literature, there is an article by 
John A. Porter in the New Eng lander, vol 43, p. 377 (1884), on 
the society system at Yale, a similar one on 'The Advantages 
of College Fraternities/ Alvan F. Sanborn, in the Academy, vol 
▼» p. 386 (1890), and a much better one by Andrew D. White, 
on • College Fraternities,' in the Forum, vol. 3, p. 243. 

There is very little literature of a descriptive nature published 
in the interest of the fraternities or by them. What little there 
is is of very uneven quality, and, it must be said, on the whole 
is rather poor, rather well printed, somewhat freely illustrated, 
but neither full, accurate nor entertaining ; ' The Record of the 
Ohio Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi,' 1885 ; a * History of 
Omega Chapter' (MX), and 'Alpha Eta Chapter,' Beta 
Theta Pi, 1885. Three chapter histories which might profitably 
be imitated. 

' The Epitome' is a sort of manual of Psi Upsilan, and 'Fra- 
ternity Studies ' a similar book of Beta Theta Pi. A history of 
Phi Delta Theta of more complete scope is now being printed. 

The greatest amount of information concerning the fraternities 
is buried in their periodicals. All of the more progressive fra- 
ternities issue or have issued journals of substantially the same 
character as the Beta Theta Pi. A chapter may well consider 
whether it is worth while to secure files of the fraternity jour- 
nals issued by its rivals in the particular institutions in which it 
is located. At some places the fraternities preserve a total si- 
lence concerning their publications. At others they freely ex- 
change journals or file them in the college library. Almost all 
of the fraternity journals will receive subscriptions from non- 
members, and it would certainly be a desirable thing if at least 
one outside fraternity journal were subscribed for and kept by 
each chapter. The chapter might profitably take one journal 
one year and another the next, and so on, giving it from time to 
time an outlook into the doings of fraternities other than its own. 
No complete collection of fraternity journals can be made at 
this date. Many of the fraternities do not possess a complete 
file of their own publications. 

With this class of publications may also be included catalogues, 


song-books and histories of other fraternities. Where these 
can be procured it would probably be advisable to do so. Fra- 
ternity music is of such a trivial character that it is not worth 
while gathering together. 

A chapter might also make a collection of books published by 
authors among its own membership or among the members of 
the fraternity to which it belongs. In many cases authors will 
donate copies of their books for this purpose ; in many others, 
of course, they would have to be purchased. To a candidate of 
a bookish or literary turn of mind, a collection of literature of this 
kind appeals quite strongly and forms a very good campaign 
argument. We do not know of any attempt to make a collec- 
tion of books by Beta authors. It would assume very consider- 
able proportions and vary, of course, greatly in value. Some 
one of the wealthier chapters might attempt it to advantage. 

We now come to the matter of printed material relating to the 
college life, both particular and in general. In the first place, a 
chapter should secure a complete collection of the college cata- 
logues, at least from the date of its own establishment at the 
institution. It should also secure a complete collection of the 
Annual or Year-book published by the college, and files of the col- 
lege periodicals, or at least of one of them. Many colleges have 
published histories, and the Bureau of Education at Washing- 
ton has published a most excellent series of small books under 
the title, ' Contributions to American Educational History ' and 
grouped under the names of the States. These so far include 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Dela- 
ware, Maryland, Ohio, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana, 
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and 
Virginia. These can be had for the asking, and if procured 
should be nicely and uniformly bound. 

Professor Thwing's books on college subjects form a series 
which should be procured. They are : 'American Colleges, 
their Students and their Work/ ' Within College Walls/ ' The 
College Woman/ ' The American College in American Life/ 
1 The Choice of a College for a Boy/ and ' College Adminis- 
tration/ The first of these contains one chapter on the college 
fraternities, but it is totally inadequate and meagre in its treat- 
ment. The book, on the whole, is sketchy, and not complete. 
The last one on ' College Administration ' has a rather good 


chapter on the fraternities based on the author's wider knowl- 
edge and matured experience. 

Then there is ' Four Years at Yale,' one of the most pains- 
taking studies of college life, made while the author was in the 
midst of what he is describing and when to him life at Yale was 
the most important thing in the world. It contains much infor- 
mation about the old system of college societies at Yale, and 
will repay reading. The author is L. H. Bagg, '69, a Psi Upsilon* 

Cutting's ' Student Life at Amherst ' is thirty years old and 
yet it is worth getting and reading. It is a complete picture at 
a typical country college before the rise of the greater universi- 
ties and the present collegiate devotion to athletics. 

The best recent book on college student life is ' Student Life 
and Customs,' by Henry D. Sheldon (Appleton's, N. Y., 1901)* 
and it contains a very full and well-classified bibliography. It 
has an excellent chapter on the fraternities. 

While pictures or photographs, properly speaking, form no 
part of a library collection, they may be referred to here in con- 
nection with the matter. A chapter should endeavor to obtain 
photographs of all its members. Of course with the chapters 
established in the early forties and fifties this is a practical im- 
possibility, but chapters established since 1870 ought to have 
little difficulty in making such a collection. It requires care* 
patience and perseverence. We know one chapter, established 
in 1874, which has a photograph of every member, and it forms 
an exceedingly interesting and typical collection. The chapters 
might also procure photographs of prominent members of the 
fraternity, or, when these are not obtainable, prints from wood- 
cuts and half-tones. A collection of this kind is rather easily 
secured and forms an unfailing source of interest to younger 
members, and not infrequently proves an inspiration to them. 

The chapter librarian may ask in dismay where he is going to 
procure all of these essentially ephemeral publications, like the 
fraternity journals, college catalogues, college annuals and the 
like. Most of them can be obtained by a little diplomatic cor- 
respondence with the chapter's alumni. All chapters continually 
complain that they cannot secure and maintain the interest of 
their alumni in the life and doings of the chapter. This is 
largely due to the fact that apparently they take no interest in 
the life of the alumni except to ask the latter to make contri- 


botions to chapter enterprises when their own funds run low. 
This kind of one-sided interest is apt to alienate the alumni 
rather than otherwise. But, suppose the chapter sets out to 
make a complete collection of its college catalogues, annuals, 
fraternity journals, commencement programs, college periodi- 
cals, and the like, and for that purpose it enters into a corres- 
pondence with its alumni asking them to hunt up their old 
documents of this character and telling them the purpose for 
which the collection is being made, and asking them also to send 
letters which they may have received during their active con- 
nection with the chapter. 

It is surprising how soon a lively interest will be developed in 
what the chapter is doing and what valuable material can be 
readily procured. If the chapter roll is a very long one, the 
duty of corresponding with a group of members may suitably be 
imposed upon different members of the chapter. There is en- 
tirely too little friendly social intercourse, having in view no 
financial contribution on the part of the alumni, between every 
chapter and its alumni, and the formation of a library can very 
well be used as a basis for initiating and maintaining a species 
of social intercourse which never fails to secure exceedingly val- 
uable results quite apart from those directly in point 

If the chapter has no body of alumni to whom to appeal, aid 
may be sought from friends or others connected with the col- 
lege. The main thing is to foster the habit of collecting and 
preserving printed matter relating to the college and fraternity 
life. Space may also be left for some fiction, in which college 
life forms the basis and background. ' Tom Brown at Rugby' 
and 'Tom Brown at Oxford* at once come to mind. Then there 
are Elijah Kellog's stories of life at Bowdoin, which delighted 
the boys of a generation ago ; and ' Pennsylvanian Stories," 
1 Princeton Stories/ 'Three Vassar Girls/ and a number of 
books of this character, may serve to lighten the book shelves. 
— Beta Theta Pi. 

Jl. H. FETTinQ, 


GreeK Letter 
rraternitv Jewelrv, 


Official Jeweler of 
Delta Gamma. 

nemo : — Packages sent on application to any Corresponding 
Secretary of the Fraternity. Special Design* and 
i Estimates on Class Pins, Rings, Medals, Etc 




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Convention Notice, 






Our Convention Delegates, 



Fraternity Examinations, 



The Ethics of Obligation, 



A Pan Hellenic Association, 



Alumnae and Actives. 



A Possible Phase of Fraternity Work, 



A Help or a Hindrance ? 



Social Service and the College Girl, 



University Registration Statistics, 


Cooperation in the Fraternity, 



A Motto for Delta Gamma, 





Chapter Grand, 


Chapter Correspondence, 




Corrections for the Directory, 








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Grand Council. 

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

Vice-President. .(Mrs.) Ella Tyler Whiteley, 1709 Pine St., Boulder, Col. 

Secretary Harriet Belle Frost,401 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 

Treasurer Genevieve Ledyard Derby, 183 North Avenue, 

.• Battle Creek, Mich. 

Fifth Member Joe Anna Ross, Roland & Melrose Aves., 

Roland Park P. O., Md. 

Corresponding Secretaries. 

Alpha— Mary Mohler 220 W. State St., Alliance. O. 

Zeta— Merle McLouth 1009 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Pearl A. Marty 202 Carroll St., Akron, O. 

Theta — Stella Lease Delta Gamma Lodge, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — Lorraine Coinstock Delta Gamma House, 

1185 J St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — May Longbrake..l909 Queen Ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — Esther Treudley University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Rho — Adelia Allen 209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Louise Raeder . . 1745 Asbury Ave., Evanston, 111. 

Tau — Edith P. Evans University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Nan Vickers Delta Gamma Lodge, 

Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — Myra L. Thomas Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi— Katherine Selden Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — Florence M. Wilson The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega — Florence Palmer 151 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae — Clara Mulliken 1085 J St., Lincoln, Neb. 


Editor-in- Chief, 

Joe Anna Ross Roland & Melrose Aves., 

Roland Park P. O., Md. 

Business Managers. 

Desiree Branch Ellicott City, Md. 

Janet Goucher 2313 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Md 

Associate Editors. 

Alpha — Agnes Starkey 105 College St. , Alliance, O. 

Zeta — Harriet Riddick Albion College, Albion, Mich. 

Eta — Miriam Amy Motz 108 N. Summit St., Akron, O. 

Theta — Emma Munger 803 E. Sixth St., Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — Ruth Baird Bryan University of Nebraska., Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — Alice Bean 1529 Univ. Ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — Helen M. Stevens University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich 

Rho — Edith Snyder 209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma— Effie Thompson 616 Foster St., Evanston, 111. 

Tau — Blanche G. Spinney Iowa University, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Margaret B. Smith Delta Gamma Lodge, 

Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — Marcia Chipman Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi— Jessie G. Sibley Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — Elizabeth Goucher Woman's College, Baltimore, Md 

Omega — Marian Jones 112 Langdon St, Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae — Edith Lewis 274 N St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Psi Omicron Alumnae Ass'n — Mabel Carter Mt. Washington, Md. 

Omega Alpha Alumnae Ass'n — Mona Martin, 8608 Jackson St., 

Omaha, Neb. 
Alumnae Ass'n— Ruth Nelson, 510 W. 143rd St., New York. 

tlbe Hncbora 

of 2>elta (Bamma. 

Vol. XIX. April 1, 1908. No. 8. 

THE ANCHOR A it the official organ of the Delta Gamma Fraternity. It it issued on 
the first days of November, January, April and July. 

Subscription Price, One Dollar ($f.oo) per year, in advance. Single copies JS cents. 

Advertisements are inserted for four times at the rate of fifty dollars (jjo.00) Per full 
Page, or thirty dollars (f&ooo) per half page for the inside or outside oj 'cover ; forty dollars 
($40.00) per full inside Page, or five dollars (tf.oo) for one-eighth oj an inside Page. These 
advertising rates are absolutely invariable. 

Subscriptions and advertisements should be sent to the Business Manager, Desiret 
Branch, Ellicott City, Md. 

Exchanges and material for publication, due at The Anchor a office by the tenth of each 
month preceding date of issue, should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief. 


Roland <Sf Melrose Aves. y 

Roland Parh P. O., Md. 
Maryland * Phonc.Ruxton 86j. 

Convention Notice. 

We have already urged our sister Delta Gammas to attend 

the Convention to be held here next May, and again we would 

call their attention to the importance of this meeting. We are 

preparing to entertain a large number of visitors and hope 

each chapter may be well represented. The committee in 

charge will esteem it a favor if our guests, upon their decision 

to attend, will notify Miss Elizabeth Mills, 222 Monona Avenue, 

Chairman of Transportation Committee. 

Omega Chapter. 



The very word Convention causes us to speak of it above all 
else, and we need no urging. It is a subject dear to those who 
have known what a Convention means, and to those who hope 
the future will grant them the privilege. By this time each 
chapter has shelved that bete noir fraternity examination until 
its next annual appearance and has the topics, fraternity govern- 
ment and business, well in hand. 

You have chosen your delegate, the one who is to represent 
you, to stand for your loyalty, your policy and interests, and of 
course you have chosen wisely. But because you have weighed 
one after another, and at last decided upon the girl whom you 
thought was the all-around girl, practical, broadminded, and 
may I add — possesses that most valuable of gifts — tact, don't 
leave her to work out the problem of Convention by herself. 

The delegate enters Convention handicapped who has to give 
her indvidual opinion or else be a figure head, simply because 
her chapter threw all interest and responsibility on her shoulders 
instead of considering Convention work with her. Let every 
chapter do some thinking — hard thinking — and send its dele- 
gate to Convention with ideas beyond the usual convention rut. 
Be one of the whole to advance some progressive idea and 
make it possible for your delegate to be of value to Convention. 
Fortunate is the girl to be remembered after Convention as the 
"one whom it did you good to know," because she was full of 
enthusiasm and progressive spirit, and always quite ready to 
share it with you. This is possible for every delegate who at- 
tends Convention if she comes from a chapter whose interest in 
the National Fraternity is as deep as that of its own chapter 
because she is bound to bring this atmosphere of enthusiasm 
with her. Naturally, the delegate when she is elected realizes her 
duties and what the word Convention involves. It is planned, 
worked out and given to her, and it is due her National Fra- 
ternity, her chapter and herself to give the best that she is able 
towards making Convention a success. The usual topics of ex- 
pansion, conservatism, defects and improvements, will come be- 
fore us as they have our predecessors, but we have had the 
benefit of their experience — blunders or otherwise — hence we 
should be able to consider and decide with better results, or else 
our efforts in the past have been useless. Hosts of subjects 


come to the surface in chapter meetings, experiences have 
caused discussions along lines of improvement which would 
benefit us all if you would only let us profit thereby. 

The Fraternity Journal is our medium of exchange, but how 
many of us have ever written an article without it has been 
dragged from us by that dreaded Associate Editor? 

Is Anchora of interest to you ? 

Perhaps you have never visited with yourself on the subject 
of your Fraternity Journal and made an invoice of just what as- 
sistance you have given the Editor to keep Delta Gamma's 
journal in the front. I fear many of us would find that our 
books show a poor record. 

In our busy college rush I wonder how much thought is given 
to the Alumnae ? We can not live without them — those who 
built what we now enjoy. Can we not create a greater interest 
in Convention for them ? Make Alumnae Chapters more feasi- 
ble, more attractive ? Let our suggestions be so practical that 
the alumnae scattered from east to west will be more anxious 
to be in touch again with active fraternity life and its affairs. 

We should consider seriously the business of the Inter-Soror- 
ity Conference because it is of vital importance to a fraternity 
whose aim is to grow and be recognized for its strength and high 

If we commence work well informed upon the issues of Con- 
vention it is needless to predict that this, the thirteenth biennial 
Convention of Delta Gamma, will be all that a Convention stands 
for and in short — will be "worth while." 

Blanche Garten. 

Our Convention Delegates. 

In the controlling body of an ideal government, republican in 
form, the members should be the best possible embodiment of 
two necessary attributes, natural judicial ability, and perfect 
knowledge of the questions at issue. Since each earnest self- 
governing organization is, or ought to be, striving for the ideal, 
it should do its utmost to make its representative assembly as 
nearly perfect as possible. Even when every effort has been 
made to do this, the results will of necessity fall below the 
standard, because with our limited powers mistakes are always 
made, to be seen only when it is too late to rectify them. ^ 


In the good old times when our Country's elections were not 
controlled so much by money, each political party had a certain 
platform, to the Spirit of which its candidate was to conform. 
The people elected that candidate, who was naturally and by 
training, as well as by conviction, best fitted to uphold the 
principles of the ruling party. This representative then went 
to congress to help manage the country. The congressman 
thus elected, though belonging to a political party, was in no 
way formally pledged to his party. In short he was free to 
vote and act as he chose, except that it was tacitly understood 
that he would uphold the general principles of the platform on 
which he was elected. Not even to this was he really bound. 
The best of our statesmen were those who had the courage to 
act contrary to their party platforms when they were convinced 
it was right to do so. 

That a congressman should do exactly as the voters of his 
district wished in every case in question, is absurd. If he tried 
he would make a complete failure of his work. He is not a 
servant of the people but their representative. The term 
representative itself means to be present again or in another's 
place; not simply to do as another commands, but to act as he 
would were he present. With this distinction in mind, a 
congressman's duties are to advocate the measures that seem 
most wise and just to himself. The question naturally arises, 
what would his district wish him to do, and has a right to be 
considered, if the district is to be represented jusdy, and so far 
as practicable its wishes should help him make the decision, 
but since each voter cannot be informed and consulted on every 
point it is the delegate's business to use his own good judgment 
instead. He was elected for exactly this purpose. 

Now suppose a question arises which affects the nation as a 
whole, as almost all things under discussion would do, which of 
course means our representative's district too, and that clearly 
what is good for the entire country, in this particular case will 
not be to the interests of his own district; should our congress- 
man vote and work for his little section of a state in opposition 
to what is plainly best for the nation ? Assuredly not, for he is 
the chosen representative of his district not as a unit, but a 
small part of our great nation. He is first one of the governors 
of the nation, and secondly the delegate from a section of that 
nation. The task of every representative is to further the 


interests of his district just so much as is consistent with the 
welfare of the main body of the nation. This is no easy task, 
without doubt requiring both good judgment and a wide know- 
ledge of affairs. 

Our fraternity is a small republic, governed on the same basis 
as our great nation, consequently it should be handled in the 
same manner. And since this is the time for selecting and 
training delegates to our congress, the biennial convention, 
much time and thought should be spent on the subject. Dele- 
gates should be chosen primarily for their sense of justice, 
ability and knowledge, and secondarily for their understanding 
of the needs and opinions of their own chapters. The dele- 
gates cannot be too well informed on the interests of the whole 
fraternity, as well as those of the local chapters. By this 
means their policy would be most just. 

Precisely as a congressman, knowing the requirements of both 
his district and the country at large, should go to congress 
bound in no way to vote aye or nay on any subject, but free to 
do what he thinks is right when any question is presented from 
all points of view; just so our delegates should be sent to Con- 
vention pledged in no way to vote for or against any great 
question. No judge or jury is allowed to hear a trial with 
aprior decision, likewise no representative should decide his 
vote before a question is fully presented. Let us send well 
chosen, thoroughly trained delegates, and then let them act 
freely as our representatives. 

Louise Russell, Alpha 1900. 


Socrates' teaching was "know thyself" and we as a fraternity' 
are just accepting his advice. Through our fraternity examina- 
tions we are learning to know ourselves and our national organ- 
ization. Now that we have tried these examinations for two 
years we should be qualified to decide whether they are worth 

We of Lambda Chapter have decided that they are worth while, 
and we believe that they will mean much to us as a fraternity. 
The only argument that we can advance against fraternity ex- 
aminations is that our regular college work gives us much to do 
and the preparation which the examination requires is an added m 


burden upon the college girl who is already heavily laden. But 
everything that is worth while in this world requires effort for 
its attainment and the greater the effort the more we appreciate 
the attainment, so we should be willing to shoulder the burden 
for the sake of Delta Gamma and our reward will come to us in 
the form of increased enthusiasm and loyality to our fraternity. 

The good effects of fraternity examinations are many. In the 
first place they create enthusiasm for your own fraternity. If 
there is anything to be proud of in the national standing or or- 
ganization of your fraternity, and every fraternity has some nat- 
ional pride, you will find it while studying for examination. 
Deplorable though it be, the fact remains that we do not know 
our fraternity history unless we are obliged to study it. We 
may have a few isolated and hazy ideas about the history and 
organization but examination requires a clear and definite know- 
ledge of our fraternity methods and ideals. 

Fraternity examinations form a bond of unity between the 
different chapters of the fraternity. It gives us a feeling of unity 
to know that our sisters from the Atlantic to the Pacific are 
working over the same examination with which we are struggling. 
It makes us feel that the different chapters are something more 
than names to us and this benefit is one not to be lightly 
considered for as our interest in our sister chapters increases our 
national loyality will be strengthened. It is a fine thing to have 
enthusiasm and loyalty for your own chapter but it is a much 
finer thing to feel the same pride for your national fraternity. 

Fraternity examinations are invaluable in preparing us fo 
Convention. This can not be over estimated it seems to me. I 
attended the Convention at Lincoln two years ago and I can ap- 
preciate how much better prepared I am for Convention this 
year than I was then. Whether you be a delegate or a visitor, 
it behooves you to know the constitutional provisions which 
govern the fraternity and if you have studied intelligently for 
the fraternity examination which was sent this year, you will be 
better prepared to discuss and vote upon matters which will 
come before the Convention. 

Questions requiring the individual opinion and thought of 
girls from fifteen different chapters of the fraternity must bring 
suggestions which will be valuable in improving fraternity 
methods and organization. Such questions are of great value 
to each girl also because they bring to her attention the 


weaknesses of the fraternity, which she had never realized, and 
suggests means for the remedy of these faults. 

And lastly and more broadly, fraternity examinations pre- 
pare a girl to talk more intelligently upon the subject of fratern- 
ities and fraternity organizations in general, and this will mean 
much toward enlightening those who are ignorant of what fra- 
ternity means to a girl, and will reflect credit upon the fraternity 
that so prepares its members. So here's to the fraternity exam- 
ination ! May it live long and prosper, and may we have many 
happy returns of as intelligent and comprehensive an examina- 
tion as was given this year to the chapters of Delta Gamma. 

Lois A. Tennant, Lambda, '05. 

THe EtHics of Obligation. 

Robert Louis Stevenson has said : "So long as we love, we 
serve ; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say 
that we are indispensable ; and no man is useless while he has a 
friend." In a fraternity more than in any other place, we find 
love and service combined in a high degree of perfection, and 
with an unlimited field of possible development. Outside of a 
fraternity, we are apt to give of our true selves to only a few in- 
timate friends ; our acquaintances may be numerous, but it is 
only in deep, true friendship that we either give of ourselves or 
take from others. The keynote of fraternity life is friendship 
such as we have never before known, broader because of the close 
intimacy with so many girls whose interests are common with 
ours ; deeper because the striving together, for the same end, 
brings us into the closest union ; and stronger because our 
bonds are for life, rather than for a few years of companionship. 

Our responsibilities and our gains go hand in hand, and we 
can shirk the one no more than we can escape the other ; as we 
are benefitted without our direct consciousness by this close 
association in a fraternity, so we are morally bound to give of 
ourselves as well as take from others. The basis of friendship 
is unselfishness, mutual help — a serving and being served — and 
a relation which is all one, or all the other, cannot be called 

Because it is easier, is less troublesome, to live outside the 
duties and worries of a fraternity life, it is a common thing to 
find girls who will take no active part in the real life of their 


chapters. They are unconscious of their selfishness in this, for 
they have never thought of it as a duty they owe to their fra- 
ternity, from the time they become a part of it. They know that 
in some way, by other girls taking the responsibilities they de- 
cline to assume, the chapter will go on all right The most 
serious thing in this is that often — usually these girls are among 
the strongst in their chapter, and their opinions and help would 
be invaluable to those who are struggling to bring the fraternity 
a little nearer their ideal of what it should be. Has any girl a 
right not to carry her part of the burden ? Has she any right 
to take all and give nothing ? Mutual aid is our ideal ; how can 
she twist that into the belief that she is to be benefitted by the 
advantages of fraternity life, and yet owes nothing in return ? 
How can she accept the one and shirk the other ? 

There are no doubles in friendship ; we like no two people for 
the same qualities, or in the same degree. No one is complete 
in himself, and it is just this complementing of natures which 
makes fraternity life so valuable. What we find in one we do 
not find in another ; what is called out or developed in us by one 
is not emphasized by another ; what we have another may not 
have, and she will give us something which is lacking in our 
own natures ; the balance of giving and taking must be pre- 
served, for upon it more than anything else depends the value 
and helpfulness of fraternity life. 

From the day we take our fraternity vows, we owe equal du- 
ties to each other ; our responsibilities are imperative in their 
demands, and we have no right not to give of our best selves to 
others. In general, an isolated life is a selfish one, a life pre- 
ferred because of its relative freedom from responsibilities and 
cares — and this is as vitally true in a fraternity as it can be any- 
where in life. The demands for our help are relentless, our re- 
sponsibilities to others cannot be escaped. No one is of value 
as himself, but only as he is of service to others ; and our power 
of service, our capacity for helping others, grows only as we ex- 
ercise it, and live in the closest association and sympathy with 
others. "The power of service constitutes self-culture." 

Alice Eugenia Arnold, Upsilon '04. 


A Fan Hellenic Association. 

Six years ago the fraternities at the Woman's College of Bal- 
timore organized a Pan-Hellenic Association, which had for its 
object the establishment of a fixed pledge day and the making 
of rules regulating rushing. 

Since that time, pledge day has varied in time from seven to 
five weeks after the opening of college in the fall and the restric- 
tions on rushing have increased each year as competition has in- 

Rushing Season became such a strain both financially and 
physically on the girls and so interfered with college work that 
the necessity for decided action was realized. 

There are now at the Woman's College of Baltimore besides 
Delta Gamma, five national fraternities, Alpha Phi, Gamma Phi 
Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi and Tri Delta and one 
local fraternity, Tau Kappa Pi. 

Delta Gamma has for several years been fighting, with severe 
opposition, for Sophomore Pledging. 

This fall Spring Pledging was adopted for next year and new 
and more stringent regulations made as follows : — 

Pan-Hellenic Rules For 1903-1904. 
The Woman's College of Baltimore. 

1. Pledge Day for 1904 shall be two weeks before the Easter 
holidays. The exact date to be fixed later. 

2. No girl shall be eligible to join a Fraternity who has less 
than 14 hours work in College. 

3. The date of Pledge Day and this requirement for eligibility 
shall be stated in the Y. M. C. A. hand book. 

4. Only one function may be given by a Fraternity before 
Pledge Day and for this the Fraternity card may be used. 

5. Functions shall not be given by friends of the Fraternity 
where eligible new girls are invited. 

6. No active member or Alumna may take an eligible new girl 
to spend a vacation with her. 

7. No active member nor Alumna may entertain at her home 
an eligible new girl for more than one night in succession. 

8. No entertainment can be given on week nights from Monday 
until Thursday inclusive. 

9. From Monday until Thursday, inclusive, Fraternity girls 
shall not visit with eligible new girls during study hours, nor 
spend the night with them. 


10. No active member nor Alumna may entertain an eligible 
new girl when more than four members of the Fraternity 
are present, Alumna sisters, as hostesses, counting as one. 

ii. No invitation cad be extended more than two weeks before 
an entertainment is given. 

1 2. There shall be no Goucher Hall rushing, which includes : 

i. Rushing in Chapel. 

2. Promenading in Goucher Hall. 

3. Keeping from Chapel for walks. 

4. Rushing in Y. M. C. A. room. 

13. Before the above set date no active member nor Alumna 
shall mention Fraternity matters in any way to an eligible 
new girl. 

14. A meeting of Pan Hellenic shall be called every three weeks, 
at which these rules shall be discussed. 

15. Any violation of these rules shall be put in writing and 
handed to the President of Pan Hellenic to be brought 
before the meeting. 

16. These rules shall be read once a month before each 

17. New Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors may be asked and 
pledged one month after their arrival at College. 

A copy of these rules, which are to be tried for one year, I 
send, thinking they may help some chapters which are contem- 
plating the foundation of a Pan Hellenic Association. 

Mary Taylor, Psi, '03. 

Alumnae and Actives. 

In "our town" we boast of a Pan-Hellenic Society, — two, in 
fact. One, numbering many scores, holds one meeting a year, 
a banquet, sumptious in every detail, at which clever men make 
witty speeches and everybody revels in good-fellowship and — 
noise. Next day our big brothers have some difficulty in 
remembering who was there, — they had such a good time. 

The other, numbering something over a dozen, meets once a 
month at the house of some member. There are no programs, 
no witty speeches, — set speeches, — no goat fantastically attired, 
no reporters to make sketches "on the spot." Every member 
takes her "knitting" and a fund of reminiscences, and over a 
social cup of tea we imitate Bret Harte's characters, and "swap 
stories" till dinner-time. Five sororities are represented and 
twice that number of colleges, — we are gathered from Vermont 
to California. That fact and the sort of women that belong to 


our Pan-Hellenic make dullness impossible. If the writers of 
the current "college-girl" joke which is perennially amusing — 
to men, — could just get a peep into some of the homes in which 
the society is entertained, or the bachelor quarters of the girls 
that are living in single blessedness, and see what home can 
become in the hands of these scholarly women, their zest for 
that trite theme would surely fail them. There is no clanishness 
and college and fraternity matters are as impartially discussed 
as though we all wore the same pin. 

At the last meeting the conversation turned upon the subject 
of alumnae obligations to the "parent" chapter, and, vice-versa, 
allegiance of chapters to their alumnae. The state of affairs 
revealed struck me as almost pathetic. Hardly a woman there 
was in touch with her chapter. In some cases the woman her- 
self was to blame — the lapse of years and the rush of pressing 
duties had been permitted to break the ties. In as many 
instances the fault lay at the door of the chapter, — neglect had 
caused estrangement. The most loyal and enthusiastic fraternity 
woman I know can hardly speak of her chapter without reveal- 
ing a wound that its neglect has caused, — letters unanswered, 
gifts unacknowledged, a list of grievances that would make the 
most loyal heart waver. I feel confident that such a thing 
could not happen in my chapter. The "old girls" to most of us 
were dearly beloved, and it was our pride that their love for 
Upsilon seemed never-failing. But we are young, until recently 
the baby chapter, — and have not had time to be tested. The 
lesson learned from others may save the young chapter many 

The most careless undergraduate realizes that much of the 
welfare of the fraternity depends upon its alumnae. To the 
advice and substantial aid of "those who have gone before" 
many a trembling chapter owes its salvation. The active 
chapter is necessarily an ever changing quantity, — the brightest 
star in the college firmament to-day may fall to earth like the 
proverbial meteor, tomorrow. If the chapter is to have a 
harbor of refuge, — a life-saving station in time of danger from 
shipwreck, she must steer in the well-known routes, and keep 
her alumnae for pilot. And this does not mean that she must 
give up command, — no, the captain is chief always, but if he is 
wise he will not fail to consult a pilot where the way offers 


Each of us, I suppose, feels that her own chapter will never 
forget how she has loved and labored for its welfare; feels that 
she in turn will never fail in allegiance, but, — to face the fact 
squarely, — there is danger of both. The remedy is obvious. 
Every alumna should remember that she owes to her chapter, for 
her four years of happy fraternity life, a debt of gratitude that 
should be sweet, never burdensome to her. The fraternity's 
needs of her day are probably the needs of the present chapter, — 
if she can help in any way, by her presence, encouragement, 
advice, or by financial support in a trying moment, it is her 
duty to do all she can. If the chapter will bear in mind its 
debt to those who have labored to make its existence possible; 
send the "round-robin" letters every year without fail, acknowl- 
edge gifts promptly with the warmth and enthusiasm that make 
the absent heart glow, then there will be no reproach on either 


Edyth Ellenbeck, Upsilon, '02. 

A Possible FHase of Fraternity WorK. 

Every day the old question is recurring, What do we come to 
college for ? Every day we are confronted by some article on 
the subject of college life and its advantages, by some learned 
college professor. The answers to the question usually resolve 
into the rather indefinite statement that we are here to prepare 
ourselves for life or that we are seeking culture. We all grant 
that no matter whether we are to use our knowledge gained to 
earn our living, as so many of us must, or whether we are to be 
home keepers, we want the broad culture that gives to women 
today the intellectual pleasures missed by most of the women of 
a century ago, and that makes them now the equal of men in 
the home and in society. 

We are finding out that we cannot acquire in the classroom 
much of our needed culture. We get the knowledge which we 
must assimilate into our lives for a foundation, but we must 
build much from what is going on around us. The intellectual 
woman of today must know something besides Greek and Latin 
and French, Shakespeare and Milton, Analytics and Chemistry, 
Psychology and History. She must know about current events 


in public life, in the world of art, letters and science, in order to 
be able to read comprehendingly, to listen and talk intelligently 
and to fill her place in society, whatever it may be. 

How shall we keep up with the times in knowledge of new 
books, music, art, the stage, science, and what questions are 
under agitation in public and social life ? By papers and maga- 
zines ? To be sure, but we are very busy ; we haven't time to 
"keep up" with everything ; we cannot read as much as we 
wish. Why not make our fraternity a "mutual aid" society ? 
We desire to help one another in knowledge of what to do in 
society, to be graceful, well-bred women ; we can as easily help 
one another to be conversant with the principal topics of interest 
in modern life and thought. 

We do not believe in making of the fraternity a literary club 
or a reading circle, but why not have a part of the time of each 
weekly meeting devoted to a discussion on the topics of the 
day ? If a program of "Topics for Talks" is prepared 
at the opening of the term, each member can easily do 
her share without feeling it an added burden to her college work 
and each member can receive the benefit of the whole. Is it 
not true that there is a tendency among us to become narrow ? 
Do we not talk and think almost altogether about our class work 
and other college work and fraternity and society events ? These 
are not the things we are to talk about and think about after we 
have left college. How many of us now have time for much 
reading ? Do we not sometimes find ourselves ignorant when 
we hear people speak of some really noted scientific discovery, 
some new school of art, some popular book or drama, or the 
work of some distinguished man ? Truly, we cannot expect to 
know everything, but is there not some way for us to become 
better informed ? 

Why not combine our efforts for this sort of culture with our 
fraternity life ? If we are striving to prepare for life by becom- 
ing intelligent women, we must make our fraternity help us in 
every way possible. There is much that we can acquire easiest 
and best in our discussions in fraternity if we endeavor in a sys- 
tematic way to help one another to know the things an intelli- 
gent woman in society should know. 

In the writer's chapter we have planned this year to have 
discussions on current topics of interest, at our fraternity meet- 
ings, a special topic being assigned for each week. We have 


found these talks suggestive and awakening. How many other 
chapters are doing something of the same sort of work ? It 
would be interesting and helpful to learn through the chapter 
letters what work is being done in fraternity meetings. 

Emma R. Munger, Theta, '03. 

A, Help or a Hindrance. 

Ruskin said, "The highest and first law of the universe — and 
the other name of life — is help" I know of no place where so 
many opportunities are offered for helping others and for re- 
ceiving help as in the fraternity. The Chapter is composed of 
a band of girls, possessing the same privileges and the same 
rights, and governed by the same rules of society and morals. 
No girl is perfect, no girl possesses all of the qualities worthy 
of praise, and no two girls are particularly developed or inclined 
along exactly the same lines; therefore, no two girls can help 
another girl in exactly the same way, but each girl may help 
each other girl in her own individual way. Each one of our 
friends is a help or a hindrance to us, and we are a help or a 
hindrance to each of our friends. 

It is in the chapter that the individuality of each girl is put to 
the test; it is there that her dominant characteristics show them- 
selves, and, it is there that different natures must be met and 
dealt with. We learn to understand each other; we should learn 
to be considerate, to live not for ourselves alone; we should learn 
to help each other. Are we not often inclined to allow notice- 
able faults to continue uncriticized? Perhaps this is due to the 
desire for shielding each other from embarrasment, or perhaps 
some of us are over sensitive. But I do not mean the harsh, 
unfriendly criticism which we meet in the world; I mean the 
friendly helpful criticism which is accompanied by aid for the 
correction of the fault. This criticism we should each feel it our 
duty to offer and we should each feel anxious to receive. 

When a girl comes to us with the stamp of Delta Gamma 
upon her, but, perhaps, still a little in the rough, do we, for one 
moment, regret that she is one of us, do we look upon her with 
an eye of regretful criticism, or do we endeavor in every way 
possible to mould her from her old self into a round, well de- 
veloped type of womanhood? 


What are our aims in Delta Gamma? Are they not the at- 
tainment of the highest standard of womanhood? Some one has 
said, "A pure or holy state of anything is that in which all its 
parts are helpful." So how can our standard be reached except 
by the united efforts of all ! 

Each chapter has in its ideal this mutual help; perhaps it is 
realized; perhaps it is not. However, let each chapter analyze 
itself and ascertain whether or not it is reaching its limit of help- 
fulness within its circle. This policy of helpfulness can be made 
the strongest and the most attractive policy in our fraternity if 
each one but does her part. 

Let us strive to make our anchor an emblem of help in all that 
the word implies. May our ideals lose all in them that is theo- 
retical and may they become to us recognized realities. 

Vera S. Reynolds, Zeta, '05. 

Social Service and tHe College 

I wonder if it often occurs to us while we are yet students, 
how superficial college life really is. And by this I do not mean 
that it is shallow or frivolous, nor that it does not work wonder- 
fully in the upbuilding of character. College life is serious, it 
has its depths of earnest toil, its joys and disappointments, and 
its sturdy discipline, as surely as does the world outside. But 
each of these is in itself so different from those in other lives that 
we really "live and move and have our being" in another world. 
It is this that creates that distinctively college atmosphere. 

To the girl who has gone home to a small town with no stu- 
dent acquaintances there this truth has come with special force. 
She has been thinking with Homer, Horace, Milton or Shakes- 
peare, has gotten wonderful glimpses into the physical world 
in the laboratory, or has lived with her history under the spell 
of the French Revolution or bound down by the formalism of 
Mediaevalism. She goes home — to talk about the weather with 
an occasional caller, to discuss the fashions — a happy subject 
always of interest to the normal girl in whatever sphere she lives — 
or to wrinkle her brow over the servant problem with her married 
friends. Then she realizes more than ever before how apart the 
world of books is from the world of men and women struggling 
for a livelihood. Their problems are those of today, whether in 
politics or home management, and are of vital consequence. 


The "practise" of doctors and lawyers is tremendously real — 
no mere hypothetical case as in their student days. And fail- 
ures in this outer world are woefully more far-reaching than a 
"flunk' 7 in class. If she will but look about her, this college giq 
will see. too, that money, and a".: that money brings is earned in 
this outside world : and if she will look still a little deeper she 
will see a mu-titude of human beings struggling for the bare ne- 

Oh ! girls ! will we never learn that not until we know some- 
what of this living world, and catch occasional glimpses at least 
of lives iess fortunate than ours, can we call ourselves, well- 
rounded, cultured women. I don't like the fad of "going slum- 
ming/' when it is nothing more than a fad. but I do thoroughly 
appreciate the growing sympathy on the part of college girls for 
lives circumscribed by poverty and wretchedness, and a real in- 
terest in taking a part in relieving some of the conditions which 
make those lives what they are. 

It was my good fortune to spend the second half of last year 
at the Chicago Commons. Not having a college settlement of 
its own, the University of Michigan has an affiliation with this 
settlement in Chicago, and through the efforts of the Student's 
Christian Association a student is sent for a half of each year to 
study social problems in this laboratory. The sociological in- 
vestigation which he carries on here and the experience he gets 
in social service are both of great value as a part of his educa- 
tion. But more than these more apparent results are the sub- 
tle suggestions which this experience gives him of what it means 
to live. 

This contact with the practical in the midst of a life of theoriz- 
ing was of inestimable benefit to me. And for this reason I 
would urge all college girls who would have their lives not only 
broadened but deepened, to live, for a few months or weeks or 
even to spend an occasional afternoon or evening, in settlement 
service. Many of the girls are already doing this. I found in 
several settlements in Chicago clubs and classes in charge of 
students from Evanston, many of these fraternity girls. I be- 
lieve there is some opportunity for nearly every chapter of 
Delta Gamma to get in touch with this great social movement, 
which Lady Somerset has called "the most vital thing upon the 
planet." The extra time and effort it may cost will pay for it- 
self many times over in true culture and womanliness. For the 


insight which such an experience gives into other human lives, 
like ours in their humaness, unlike ours in their aims and pur- 
poses, their viewpoints and conventionalities, increases our un- 
derstanding and appreciation of all human nature. The sympa- 
thetic touch with men and women struggling for self-expression, 
working toward an ideal, even though that ideal be quite differ- 
ent from ours, increases our capacity for sympathy. Yes, even 
the unblinding of our eyes to the sin and wretchedness in the 
world, together, of course, with some appreciation of the condi- 
tions fostering it, finds value in the softening of our judgments, 
and the displacing of cold criticism with brotherly love. In 
short, we grow to feel something of Drummond's spirit when he 
said, "To move among the people on the common street ; to 
meet them in the market place on equal terms ; to live among 
them, not as saint or monk, but as brother man with brother 
man ; to serve God, not with form or ritual, but in the free 
impulse of the soul ; to bear the burdens of society and 
relieve its needs; to carry on multitudinous activities of 
the city — social, commercial, political, philanthropic — in 
Christ's spirit and for His ends; this is the religion of the 
Son of Man, and the only meetness for heaven which has 
much reality in it." 

Gertrude E. Palmer, Xi, '04. 

University Registration Statistics. 

[Reprinted from Science, N. S., Vol. XV 7, No. 41 7, Pages 1021-1023, 

December 26, 7902.] 

"The accompanying table furnishes an eloquent criterion of 
the continuous rapid development of higher education in the 
United States. The opening of each new academic year shows 
a marked advance over the last, and the number of young men 
and women eager to obtain a university training is keeping 
steady pace with the rapid growth of our country's population. 
It is certainly an encouraging sign to witness this growing 
endeavor to lead the intellectual or the scientific life, which will 
inevitably tend to raise the standard of American civilization 
and general culture. 

The statistics as originally prepared were, with few excep- 
tions, approximately as of November 1, 1902. They relate to the 
registration at nineteen of the leading universities, not the 


nineteen largest, throughout the country. It will be noticed 
that the University of Illinois and Syracuse University have 
been added this year for the first time, and the reason for this 
is self-explanatory. The figures have been obtained from the 
proper officials of the various institutions concerned, and are as 
accurate as statistics of this nature can be made. A number of 
changes reported since November have been incorporated in 
the revised figures herewith presented, but they are not of such 
a serious nature as to affect the general result The question 
of proper enrolment figures is assuming greater importance 
each year, and it goes without saying that there is a tendency 
to attain as much uniformity as possible in the methods 
employed at the various universities. At the annual meeting of 
the Association of American Universities, held under the 
auspices of Columbia University in New York city on December 
29, 30 and 31, 1902, a representative of Columbia presented a 
paper on the subject of 'Uniformity of University Statistics' 
which brought out some interesting facts relating to this matter. 
The question of double registration, for example, presents more 
than one perplexing problem, and a number of universities are 
endeavoring to eliminate enrolment in two faculties from their 
figures altogether by simply taking into consideration the 
primary registration. One great obstacle in the path of this 
desire is the number of summer session students who return for 
work in the fall, of which there were this year 291 at Cornell, 
139 at Harvard, 210 at Columbia, and so forth. These students 
were not registered in two faculties, and yet they caused 
duplication. In the case of several universities this was lost 
sight of altogether in last year's compilation, and the apparent 
falling off in the total enrolment of Harvard, Michigan, and 
Cornell is due to this circumstance. On the whole, there has 
been a noticeable increase shown in the summer session enrol- 
ment throughout the country, and this particular feature of 
university work seems to be meeting with popular favor. 

Last year the relative rank of the seventeen leading universi- 
ties on the basis of total enrolment was as follows : Harvard, 
Columbia, Michigan, Chicago, California, Minnesota, Cornell, 
Wisconsin, Yale, Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Indiana, Nebraska, 
Missouri, Princeton, Leland Stanford, Johns Hopkins. 

If we count in the students attending courses for teachers, 
who are held to the full requirements of regular courses in 

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Teachers College, it will be seen that Columbia has passed the 
5,000 mark and has almost reached Harvard. Chicago has had 
a considerable increase over last year, has passed Michigan and 
now ranks third, Columbia ranking second even if her students 
be deducted. California occupies fourth place, and then come 
Michigan, Minnesota, Cornell, Illinois and Wisconsin in the 
order named. Northwestern's increase of over 400 has placed 
her ahead of both Yale and Pennsylvania, which occupy 
eleventh and twelfth places, respectively. Nebraska has passed 
Indiana, likewise showing an increase of almost 400. Syracuse 
also has a larger enrolment than Indiana. After Indiana comes 
Leland Stanford, which has passed Missouri and Princeton. 

As far as the different departments are concerned, it will be 
seen that Harvard still shows by far the largest collegiate enrol- 
ment. On the whole there has been a small increase in the 
total number of college students attending the universities under 
consideration. The scientific schools show a large general in- 
crease all along the line, with the single exception of Missouri. 
There are fewer law students than there were in 1 901, in spite 
of the fact that Chicago has added a law faculty since last year. 
The total number of medical students also shows a decrease, 
which is accounted for largely by the facts that the admission 
requirements at Columbia have been strengthened, and that the 
last class admitted at Harvard without the degree requirements 
graduated in the spring. Michigan has still the largest enrol- 
ment in its law faculty, and Columbia still heads the list in the 
faculty of medicine and in the graduate schools. The grand 
total of graduate students shows a slight increase over that of 
last year. There have been no important changes in the 
relative ranking of the teaching force in the largest institutions, 
Harvard still leading, with Columbia second." 

Rudolf Tombo, Jr., Columbia University. Registrar. 

Cooperation in tHe Fraternity. 

"Familiarity," they say, "breeds contempt." In the same way 
we who have always had our fraternity and have grown so 
wonted to it that we accept it as a part of our daily life like the 
sunlight or the rain, forget that only by unceasing effort and 
striving after the old ideals, can the old standards be kept up and 
the fraternity be to us what it was meant to be. There is no 


truer saying than that we get out of anything exactly as much 
as we put in. How, then, can one expect to extract the sweetest 
and finest things out of fraternity life unless she puts her 
whole soul into the fraternity and comes honestly to feel that its 
honor is dearer than her own, that what she may gain individ- 
ually is doubly precious in that it adds to the lustre of the name 
of Delta Gamma? Unless she has the capacity for love and the 
love to give, how can she sound the depths and taste the true 
* sweetness of fraternity life? 

Stop for a little and think. What is the fraternity for? The 
answer is easy enough: for the good of the individuals which 
make up its organization, for congenial companionship and 
deeper friendships, for mutual benefit, social, moral and mental, 
in one word, for co-operation. And the essential qualification, 
which we are so apt to forget, is that personal aims and desires 
when they conflict with the good of the whole, must give way. 
Self-sacrifice is the true secret of a happy fraternity life, yet 
never does one give up a selfish desire but that she finds the ul- 
timate reward all out of proportion to the sacrifice. It sounds like 
a simple receipt for happiness but how well we know it is easier 
to preach than practice. Some times, however, the stopping to 
think starts one on the thorny path of effort. 

On the other hand we are quite as ready to remind others of 
their duty as we are to forget our own. "Your duty to the fra- 
ternity," what a cant phrase it has become! And when does 
one hear the other, "because I love the fraternity !" When there 
is need of reform, where do we begin, with ourselves? No indeed, 
it is so much simpler to start in to reform the other girls. 
Better never have a reform than to begin at the wrong end and 
accomplish nothing but hurt feelings. 

There is need of a more tolerant and broad minded view of 
the fraternity as a true democracy, not a despotism. There is need 
of a fuller comprehension of the fact, that in so far as she is not 
injuring the fraternity, in which case she would be doing herself 
the greater injury, each member has a right to her own thoughts, 
a right to act as she sees fit without her judgment being ques- 
tioned or her reasons required, true democracy requires abso- 
lute individual independence except that all must work in unison 
wherever the common good is affected. And in a democracy 
based on love this is even more truly essential. Feelings are so 


much more delicate instruments on which to play than are civil 
laws which compel obedience. 

And so the entire argument of this little talk is a plea for co- 
operation, a loviag co-operation, the greatest mutual benefit with 
the greatest personal freedom, the greatest advantage to each 
member through the greatest gain to the chapter, since, after all 
the chapter exists only for its individual members. 

"As much as each puts of herself and her life into the com- 
mon good, so much shall she receive again in double fold, but 
she who puts in nothing not only shall gain nothing but shall 
be-infinitely the loser thereby." Surely such an ideal is not too 

lofty for any Delta Gamma. 

Ruth Bentley, Chi, '02. 

A. Motto for Delta Gammas. 

We who are of Delta Gamma, 

Let us ever faithful be, 
"Governed by our admiration," 

From the petty hatreds free. 

Minding not each small disaster, 

As the breaking of a toy, 
Strong for what is good and noble, 

True in hardship as in joy. 

Jean Margaret Smith, Psi, '06. 



The Delta Gamma Calendar is now marking that busy time, 
between Reunion and Convention, when the individual chapters, 
strengthened in all their local interests by renewed associations 
with their early founders, are storing up wisdom and energy for 
the use of the general fraternity at its biennial meeting in May. 
While we heartily congratulate the delegates who have had the 
good fortune to be chosen as their chapter representatives at 
Madison, we also realize the deep responsibility that will be theirs 
in thoroughly discussing and carefully voting upon the questions 
that will come up before the Convention. Some of the most im- 
portant subjects for discussion have been already announced and 
include: The granting or refusal of three important petitions 
received for charters; the withdrawal of charters; the Inter-Sorority 
Conference; the finances of the Song Book; Anchora's Future 
Home; the filling of the offices of Secretary and Vice- President- 
ship of the Council; and the place of next Convention. While 
the chapters may have received much information on which to 
form opinions regarding the above mentioned questions, it seems 
especially desirable that the delegates at Madison shall be 
allowed to hold their decisions somewhat in the balance, until 
a thorough discussion of every point has taken place in Con- 
vention. In order to take advantage of additional light thrown 
upon a question discussed in the necessarily short time at Mad- 
ison, however, delegates should be thoroughly conversant before- 
hand, with the subjects at issue. The sincerest success we may 
wish our delegates is that in their decisions they may strike the 
golden mean between an arbitrary vote settled upon before Con- 
vention, and a careless or impulsive use of the ballot at the mom- 
ent of voting. 

We wish to express our personal appreciation of the amoun t 
and quality of the Co-operation received from the chapters, in 
this issue of the Anchora. As the July issue will be almost 
wholly devoted to Convention Topics, it has been a great source 
of gratification to us that in this, our last editing of the 
Anchora, we should have felt the sympathy and cordial sup- 
port of all our associates. 


We would call the attention of our readers to the Convention 
Notice on the first page of this Anchora. It seems hardly 
necessary to urge that the wishes of the entertaining chapter be 
punctiliously carried out. We realize that no guest would 
wilfully cause inconvenience to her hostess but, especially at a 
time when there are so many visitors, each cannot be too careful 
to cause as little trouble as possible. 

Delta Gammas throughout the land are rejoicing with our New 
York Alumnae Association in its formation of an alumnae chapter. 
Here is good luck to the Old Dames, New York's proudest and 

The Council are especially pleased with the quality of the ex- 
amination papers recently received, and with the promptness 
with which the chapters have responded. The number and 
length of the questions seemed necessary this year, previous to 
Convention with its many fraternity subjects. We are happy to 
state that the papers of the Freshmen compared very favorably 
with those of their elders. We trust that Lambda's excellent 
article in this issue, on the subject of the Fraternity Examina- 
tion, is echoed in the hearts of all the chapters. 


CHapter Grand. 

Zeta has again been called upon to mourn the loss of one of 
her noblest and best beloved members, Minnie A. Strong- 
Waldo, who died at her home in Marquette, Mich., January 30th. 

Mrs. Waldo came to Albion in '84, and thus, early in Zeta's 
existence did she become a loving and loyal member of Delta 
Gamma, for which she ever cherished a deep and kindly affec- 
tion. She was* married to Prof. Dwight B. Waldo, who was for 
several years Professor of History and Economics in Albion 
College, and so, even after she ceased to be an active member, 
she still kept in touch with the chapter life, being ever ready to 
do the loving deeds and to speak the kindly word, which count 
for so much. 

In the Fall of '99, Mrs. Waldo left Albion for Marquette, 
where her husband had accepted the position of principal in the 
Upper State Normal, and it was from this place that the news 
of her death reached us. She was a woman of beautiful char- 
acter and of kindly disposition, ever mindful of those about her, 
one of whom it can truly be said, "To know her was to love 

Zeta feels her loss keenly and sympathizes most deeply with 
the loving family who are left. 


CHapter Correspondence. 

Alpha: Mt. Uxxox College, Alliaxce, O. 

It is with no little disappointment that we send in Alpha's 
letter this term without any social contribution. But we vow 
honestly and sincerely that it has not been our fault; we have 
had a streak of hard luck, that's all. One of our most appalling* 
misfortunes, so we think, was caused by a worthy M.D. and a 
flinty hearted health officer, in the shape of a glaring scarlet 
placard, tacked squarely and uncompromisingly on the front of 
our house. The card itself was a very insignificant thing, but 
when officiating as a quarantine for "scarlet fever within" it 
proved very significant. Now, if you have never had a like ex- 
perience you cannot appreciate our situation as we should like to 
have you. 

Those of us who could, made a hasty and indecorous escape 
before the quarantine, and those of course who could not, 
stayed and submitted to the inevitable fate. Two of the girls 
tell a shameless tale of meeting the health officer on their way 
to the car and of dodging behind telephone poles to avoid his 

Fortunately our victimized sister had a very light attack of 
the scarlet fever, so light in fact that it scarcely deserved the 
dignity of scarlet rash. That fact, however, did not raise the 
quarantine until a kindly hearted masculine friend with genuine 
sympathy and good heartedness, took it upon himself to call 
personally upon the doctor and brought to bear upon him that 
force of persuasion entirely unknown to the feminine mind. 
The result of these good offices was such, that by the added 
efforts of the doctor the health officer finally consented to lift 
the qarantine a few days before the usual time allotted and 
specified by the powers that be. How happy we were! We 
fondly imagined our troubles at an end. But no sooner was 
this over when another of the girls promptly and inconsiderately 
tried to contract pneumonia. She came so nearly succeed- 
ing that she had us all thoroughly worried and frightened. She 
is improving slowly and we have great hopes of her recovery. 
This is not all. Just the other morning another of the girls came 
down to breakfast declaring that she had the mumps. This was 
the last straw. 


One of the bright spots in the last few weeks has been the 
visit of Miss Gunn, of Rho Chapter, who is teaching in Warren, 
O., and associated in her work with sister Mary West of Alpha. 
We were sorry that we were unable to entertain her at the 
house, but were obliged to allow sister Edna Scranton of 
Alliance to entertain her. Even the elements conspired against 
us; the wind, it blew, and the rain, it poured, nearly the whole 
time, still we managed to have as pleasant a time as possible under 
the existing conditions. In the morning we went through 
the college, meeting the different professors and in the after- 
noon we were entertained at the home of Helen Williams 
Hoover. In the evening there was a basket ball game at Mor- 
gan Gymnasium between Western Reserve and Mt. Union. 
We lost by a hair breadth, much to our disgust. After carry- 
ing the State championship for two years, a defeat, even as small 
as this, proved rather bitter. 

We are happy to say that we have finally had our initiation 
which was deferred by the quarantine. As a result of this cere- 
monious performance we introduce to you three new sisters in 
the Greek world, Clara Milhon, Mary Lorentz and Olive Snyder. 

We are now busily preparing for Reunion on the coming 
Saturday. We are looking forward to a happy time and in- 
wardly hoping that for this one time the weather man will be 
good to us. 

Our party had to be postponed until the last of next week, 
which is the last week of school for this term before examina- 
tions. That word examinations carries more than usual fore- 
boding to many of the girls this term on account of work missed, 
but we are looking forward eagerly to next term with the hope 
of better things to come. 

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

Agnes Starkey, '04. 

Zeta: Albion College, Albion, Mich. 

The term is nearly over and as our Zeta girls gather at the 
lodge around the grate fire, we are almost tempted to regret 
the close of a period which has been so full of "unbroken sun- 
shine and perpetual cheer." 

About the first of the term we gave a sleigh ride party, going 
to a town about eight miles away. Here we enjoyed a supper 


at the hotel and after a general merry making, packed ourselves 
away in the sleighs again and were carried back to our college 
work. A pleasant feature of this ride was that June Davis from 
Xi and Agnes McVittie, Class 'oi, were Albion visitors at the 
time and went with us that night. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gale 
chaperoned us, Mrs. Gale being one of our Delta Gammas. 

We are now preparing, for March twentieth, a six o'clock 
dinner to be given at the lodge. Some of our "old girls" are 
coming back and altogether we are anticipating in this, the 
event of the term for Delta Gamma. But we will tell you more 
about it in our next letter. 

Mrs. Mae Hunt-Dunning was at home for a week the first of 
the term and on a Friday evening we entertained informally 
for her. We have also had several suppers at the lodge lately, 
"just amongst ourselves," but we do have such jolly times. 
Then next Saturday we are to initiate one of our pledgelings, 
Florence Rader. 

This is the time that the fraternities here are giving their 
winter term banquets, and now the invitations are all out. 
Delta Gamma has surely had her share of them, too. 

But this term has had quite its tincture of sorrow in that Mrs. 
Grace Cogshall-Ford has lost a little baby and we have lost our 
beloved sister, Mrs. Minnie Strong-Waldo. Our preceptress, 
Mrs. Herman Scripps is, too, still quite ill at her home in this 

Convention topics are under discussion in Zeta chapter at 
present and examination papers handed in. But soon we will be 
into other than fraternity examinations and then comes Easter 
vacation and the beginning of a new term — the best of the year. 
May it prove to be in every way, "the brightest and the best of 
all past years" is the wish to each chapter from Zeta. 

Besse Beach, '05. 

Eta: Buchtel College, Akron, Ohio. 

Since our last letter Eta has been very busy. We are now 
comfortably settled in our fraternity room, the third floor of a 
pretty new house only a block from the campus. We "moved" 
the week after the Christmas holidays. The furniture saved 
from the fire had been stored at the home of one of our girls and 
the other things were scattered. Every girl had some property 


to return. The long-looked-for examination was held in the 
room and altho' we all appreciate the value of such an ordeal, 
we're glad it's over. 

Alice Suman, '05, has been compelled to drop her work this 
half year on account of ill-health. We hope to have her return 
next fall. 

The girls of Eta are especially proud of one of their freshmen. 
Lucretia Hemington won second honors in the preliminary con- 
test to decide BuchteFs representative for the Ohio State Con- 
test at Marietta, Ohio. She accompanied Mr. C. C. Carlton our 
representative and gave the toast for Buchtel. She was the 
only visiting girl there. 

Our Reunion letters are all written and our town girls have all 
been invited. All that remains for us to do is to go to Mrs. 
Chas. Harter's home on the fourteenth and be entertained with 
the alumnae. We are counting on having an unusually large 
reunion this year. Mrs. Harter will be assisted by Misses Weeks 
and McCready. 

Helen Hoff, '99, entertained the active girls and a number of 
the alumnae with a few friends, at her pretty home on W. Market 

Progressive cards and dancing with a dainty lunch helped 
make another successful D. G. frolic. 

Mary Rockwell/05, gave a delightful party for the active girls 
and their friends on the seventh. 

Mrs. Carol Cassidy Cole (class '03) of Toronto, Canada, visited 
us a few weeks ago. She helped enjoy a delicious spread in 
the fraternity room. Eta is proud to introduce a little Delta 
Gamma niece, Winifred Elizabeth Cole. 

Buchtel is closing a very successful basket-ball season and 
we are congratulating ourselves that the last snow has left the 

We have had no regular college dance since the Lenten Sea- 
son began but we had a Valentine Fair in the Gym that was 
novel and very enjoyable. 

Eta sends love to all sister chapters and hopes that the 
bonds of Delta Gamma may be even more closely united at our 
Spring Convention. 

Miriam Amy Motz, '03. 


Theta: University of Indiana, Bloomington. 

It is the same old story this time, isn't it? Work, play, bas- 
ket ball, entertaining and being entertained. Several of our 
girls are enthusiastic players of basket ball and some of them 
have been chosen to play in the inter-class games. 

We seniors are beginning already our preparations for gradua- 
tion. Just now all of us are looking forward to our coming 
week of vacation. 

We have had several small dances this term, and one more 
pretentious affair, on St. Valentine's Day. Our invitations read, 
"From two-thirty until five P.M." Countless strings of hearts 
decorated the house everywhere, large hearts pierced by arrows 
were conspicuous on the walls, portieres made of strings of hearts 
hung in doorways. We had a hunt for concealed hearts, we 
wrote valentines, we tested our fate in various ways. After re- 
freshments, a short time was given to dancing. 

The principal college event of this term was our annual 
Foundation Day Exercises, January 19th and 20th, more in- 
portant this year on account of the installation of our President, 
Dr. Wm. L. Bryan, and the dedication of our fine new Science 
Hall. All the exercises were interesting, but most impressive 
was the president's inauguration. Dr. Bryan has been con- 
nected with the Department of Philosophy several years and is 
loved and reverenced by the students. 

I must not forget to introduce to you our new member, 
Virgilene Hocker, '06, of Bowling Green, Ky., who was initiated 
February 21st. 

Henrietta Coleman, ex-'o4, is at present a guest at the 
chapter house. 

The inter-sorority masquerade party, our Panthygatric, gave 
the girls of the four sororities a pleasant evening, March 7th. 
Pi Beta Phi acted as hostesses this year. Rosetta Clark, '04, 
gave the toast for Delta Gamma. 

I suppose that the other chapters, as well as ours, are talking 
"Reunion Night" and convention topics. The first will soon be 
past, the second will be absorbing our attention for several 
weeks. We hope the convention will excel any that Delta 
Gamma has yet held. 

Theta sends greetings to all Delta Gamma sisters. 

Emma R. Munger, '03. 


Kappa: University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 

Kappa Chapter, first of all, presents to Delta Gamma, a new 
sister. Three weeks ago we pledged Mary Sterns of Omaha 
and last Saturday night we held initiation ceremonies for her. 
It really seems that after each initiation the girls are drawn 
nearer together in the fraternity bond. 

Lillian Fitzgerald, one of our freshmen left us in February 
and is now at Georgetown Convent in Virginia. We all miss 
her, needless to say. 

Bess Benhan of Tau passed through here on her way to 
Colorado. We were delighted to have her, though her stay at 
the fraternity house was only a short one. 

All the girls who are lucky enough to be able to count on 
attending Convention, are laying the most blissful plans. We 
hope to send quite a little delegation. 

Chi Omega has installed a chapter in the University, so two 
weeks ago Delta Gamma recieved for Chi Omega, introducing 
the newly-made Greeks to all the sorority girls. This is the 
only social gathering of any size which we have held at the 
fraternity house since Anchora's last publication, but there 
have been a number of jolly parties there, of the girls themselves. 

It was decided at a fraternity meeting sometime ago that 
the girls didn't really get to see enough of each other. The 
business meetings are always full of business, to be transacted, 
and though we are together at school, we wanted more of the 
good old times together that made fraternity life so dear. So 
a resolution was passed by the girls who live at the house, that 
gentleman callers be forbidden the portals on Saturday evenings, 
and that time given each week to a reunion of all the girls, 
active and alumnae. So far the plan has proved a rousing 
success and the girls who live in other places in the city are only 
too glad of the opportunity of a jolly reunion. 

Saturday evening, the fourteenth of March, Kappa Chapters' 
anniversary, will be celebrated with the annual banquet. This 
year it will be held at Fairview Farm, a Delta Gamma country 
home, just out of Lincoln. Several girls are coming down from 
Omaha and in all we expect about fifty. As a surprise, seven 
of us have rehearsed the little comedy, "Mr. Bob," which will 
be presented at the close of the banquet and toasts. It's so 
pleasant to think of having the girls all together again; to join 


hands in the same old way, to meet again around the banquet 

table and see the new faces that have appeared since last we all 


Kappa chapter sends loving greeting to all who wear the 


Ruth Baird Bryan, '05. 

Lambda: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 

There have been all sorts of festivities at the University from 
a very brilliant Junior Ball to a very funny circus. The circus 
is a new departure for us and created quite a little stir. It 
wasn't a bit of a disappointment and we nearly all went, had 
peanuts, pop-corn and a good time generally. The Dramatic 
Club play too is over and was a great success, especially finan- 
cially. We had three boxes so, of course we were there en 
masse. The night before college began after Christmas vaca- 
tion, we gave our formal party at Mrs. Purdy's, Kenwood Park- 
way. It was a most happy time for a party as everybody felt 
rested and of course had lots of news to tell everyone else. 

We have just learned that we must lose Mrs. Purdy. Her 
husband has received the apportionment of assistant attorney 
general, and this will mean that she will live in Washington for 
the next few years at least. We have all been moaning about 
it at fraternity meeting as there is no one who has been a 
dearer, truer friend and older sister to us than Belle Purdy. 

Esther Kinsey is finally with us again after an absence of a 
year and a half in Washington State. We are going out to have 
our Delta Gamma afternoon at her house, and it will seem 
quite like old times. 

Gertrude Mclvor and Alice Carter have both left college on 
account of ill health, but Gertrude at least, will surely return in 
the fall. 

We have a dear new sister to introduce to you, Ruth Ras- 
shold, who has come to Minneapolis just recently from Grafton, 
N. D. We initiated her at Mary Longbrake's home, Monday 
evening, February second, and afterwards had a little supper 
and toasts. She is a junior and so we cannot have her as long 
as we would like. 

Convention begins to assume the proportions of a reality, it is 
so near, and a great many of us are making plans to go. Nellie 


Stinchfield, '04, is our delegate, and Jane Tracy Fabian will de- 
liver Lambda's toast, so we are sure that these two at least are 

The Delta Gamma examination was a delight though it was 
long. It was so practical and seemed to make so much more 
definite our extraneous knowledge that we all felt it a help 
rather than a burden. All Freshmen D. G's should be grateful 
for this blessed privilege. 

We hope to meet a great many of you in May so this time 
we can say au revoir. 

Alice Annette Bean, '04, Lambda. 

Xi: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Spring seems to be beginning here in earnest and makes us 

wish we could forget our college work in long walks into the 

Several weeks ago we gave a large reception, inviting college 
girls for the afternoon and the faculty in the evening. 

On February the twenty-first occured our annual fancy dress 
party at which we entertained two High School girls and our 
pledgling Mable Burt from Detroit. 

Xi has been especially fortunate in having visits from two 
Delta Gammas lately. Carry Horner, Psi, was with us several 
days in February and her visit was especially enjoyable because 
she could tell us so much of interest about her own chapter. Jane 
Butt, Omega, who played in Lazarre with the Otis Skinner 
Company took dinner with us yesterday, and entertained us 
with interesting news about the various chapters she has met 
n her travels. 

We are all looking forward to Reunion time and hope a large 
number of the old girls will be back. 

Helen M. Stevens, '04. 

Rho: Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Rho gave a Valentine party on February sixteenth in honor 
of her freshmen. The decorations and the entertainment were 
appropriate to the occasion, and to judge by talking and laughter 
the guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. 
McChesney, Mrs. Slingerland, Mrs. Huntley and Miss Golly 


On the evening of January fifteenth, Rho gave a skating-party 
at Star Park. 

Edith Snyder '04, and Florence Loomis '05 both of whom 
have been home for several weeks on account of ill-health, are 
with us again; Fannie Morgan '02 was also compelled to abandon 
her post-graduate work, and spend some weeks at Silver Springs 
for her health. She has now returned, but will not resume col- 
lege work. We have been unusually unfortunate in this respect 
this year, but we are truly the more happy now at being re- 

Mrs Ellen Mitchell of the Syracuse "Round Table," one of 
Rho's patronesses gave a series of lectures in the city on the 
subject "Florence." The Rho girls were invited to these lectures 
as Mrs. Mitchell's guests, and those who could attend reported 
a most enjoyable and instructive hour. 


Edna McKinley '02 has recovered from her illness, and has 
taken up her teaching again at Fayetteville. Florence Destin 
'04 and Lois Brown '05 played at the public recital recently at 
Crouse College of Fine Arts. 

Mary Benjamin '06 and Frances Tallman '06, Rho's two 
pledglings, encountered "The Goat of Delta Gamma" last Friday 
night; initiation is held this week, and on Saturday evening, 
March fourteenth, the Reunion Banquet, combined with the ini- 
tiation festivities; several of Rho's alumnae are expected and no 
small anticipations are being entertained. 

Mrs. Morgan our chaperon gave the chapter a surprise party 
on the evening of January twenty-ninth in honor of her daughter 
Fannie's birthday. Needless to say it was a jolly occasion. 

Angeline Golly '03 has been initiated into the Eta Pi Upsilon, 
the women's senior society. Florence Disten '04 has been 
chosen as Rho's delegate to the coming Convention. 

There has been the usual amount of social gayety at Syracuse 
since the last letter. The Senior ball was held at the " Alhambra," 
February twelfth, the annual Glee-Cub concert at Crouse 
College Hall February tenth, the Sophomore banquet February 
twenty seventh; the Fine Art's Fake Exhibit March ninth 
and tenth; the monthly recitals at Crouse Hall, also a series 
of recitals by the faculty of the department of Music, — these and 
other similar events keep Syracuse wide awake socially. 

Louise E. Cooley, '05. 


Sigma: Northwestern University, Evanston, III. 

Since our last letter we have initiated Mable Knisely. We 
are very happy indeed to have Gladys Stone, from Zeta, with 
us this term. 

Our foremost thought and topic of conversation at present is 
Convention. Luise Raeder, '04, has been elected as delegate. 
Several of the girls are planning to go. 

Our annual reunion is to be held next week in Chicago. We 
hope to have letters from all of our alumnae who can not be 
with us. 

On February twenty-seventh came the "Prom," the great 
social event of the year, and we were very proud that one of 
our girls, Bess Hillman, had the honor of being "leading lady." 
A good many of our number were there. 

Mrs. Florence Carpenter Smith, gave an informal dancing 
party during our last vacation. 

We were very sorry to lose Florence Flannery who went 
South just before Christmas but expect her back soon. 

Sigma sends greetings to all Delta Gammas. 

Effie Louise Thompson, '06. 

Tau: University of Iowa City, Iowa. 

The festivities of Tau Chapter during the winter months have 
been unceasing, and so it was with a sigh of relief that we saw 
Lent approach. 

We have just gone through the ordeal of the "frat." exam- 
ination, which, to express in the words of one Freshman, "was 
pretty stiff," but we were all glad when it was over for the added 
knowlege of Delta Gamma affairs that we had gained. 

The day before we went home for the holidays we pledged 
Grace Buckley, '06, of Shelby, la., and since then we have 
pledged Edith Burge, '06, of Iowa City, la. We initiated them 
February eighteenth by a "Swing" at Lena Roach's, and the 
Ritual at Edith Prestons, followed by a supper at Harriette 
H olts. Cosette Healters, '04, of Mapleton, Iowa, was here on a 
visit, and assisted very materially in the swinging process. We 
have enjoyed any number of informal dancing parties at the 


frat. houses beside the large parties at the Armory, the Sopho- 
more Cotillion, the Athletic Ball, for the benefit of Iowa's Ath- 
letic Fund, Valentine party by Pi Beta Phi, and pennant party 
by Kappa Sigma. 

After Lent the calendar promises the Junior Prom. Military 
Ball, Senior Hop and parties by the Phi Kappa Psi, Delta Tau 
Delta, and our own to be given May the eighth. 

On February fifth the Hesperian Society presented "A North- 
westerner. " Madge Young played leading role in the comedy, 
and won unstinted praise for her clever work. 

Clem Ashley entertained us one evening most delightfully to 
meet Miss Ellaine De Lellane, a noted singer, just returned from 
Paris, and later we were again entertained, at the Ashley home 
in honor of Katherine Jewell Evers, Kappa Kappa Gamma, 

Esther Swisher entertained us at a unique Valentine Party 
at her home in honor of Cassete Healters. 

Last Saturday Bertha and Faith Willis entertained the Delta 
Gammas, and Phi Psis at an informal party. 

Ann Bollinger, has just returned from attending the Delta 
Tau Delta house party, and Junior Prom, at Wisconsin* 
and brings glowing accounts of the girls of Omega. 

Harriette Holt has been elected a member of the Modern 
Language Association of America. We are ail very proud of 
her brilliant work here in the University. 

Edith Evans leaves this week for a short conart tour through 
the State. 

I am privileged to announce the engagement of two of Taus 
"old girls," Jessie Robinson, 99, of Desmoines, la., to George 
E. Hilsinger, Beta Theta Pi, of Labula, la., and Helene Larra- 
bee, '99, of Clermont, la., to Charles Barton Robbins, Delta Tau 
Delta, Nebraska, '98, now of Columbia Law School. 

Next week we are anticipating the pleasure of Reunion Day to 
be shared with those of initiation, when we shall take into 
honorary membership in Delta Gamma Mrs. Mary Beermaker 
Breene, of Iowa City. Mrs. Breene, whose sister is Ida Beer- 
maker, charter member of Upsilon, has always seemed like a 
Delta Gamma to us so truly did she have the spirit and interest 
of the frat. at heart. Her husband, Dr. Frank Breene is Dean 
of the Dental Department here. 


We are going to follow initiation with a banquet at the Berk- 
ley Imperial, after which we will have toasts by our alumnae, 
and letters from the absent girls. 

We are talking much of Convention these days, and hoping 
to send several girls to Madison, besides our delegate, Madge 
Young, '05, of North Liberty, la. 

Tau sends best wishes to every girl who wears the anchor. 

Blanche Gardner Spinney, '05. 

Upsilon: Leland Stanford University Palo Alto, Cal. 

Our house is again full and we number eighteen in all, a 
big busy household. We have added two new members, Anton- 
ian Bansbach of Denver and Mercile Winslow Susan Carpenter, 
one of our freshmen, who has just come back to us after an attack 
of appendicitis. 

Social functions have been somewhat curtailed this year owing 
to the fact that several new rules have been introduced by the 
faculty. Only two class dances are to be given, the Junior Prom, 
and the Senior Ball, and those not until the second semester. 
Notices were also sent to all the fraternity and sorority houses 
that dances should stop at twelve o'clock. 

Two new fraternity houses are being built on our row, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon and Kappa Sigma. When these are completed 
all but one of the fraternities will be on the campus. 

Student Body Assemblies occurring every two weeks, have 
lately been introduced at Stanford and have done much to unify 
the student-body and promote the best sort of college spirit. 
An address by Booker T. Washington was enthusiastically ap- 
preciated at the last meeting. 

Some of the pleasantest things that have happened to us have 
been in meeting our sisters from other chapters. Joy Webster 
from Kappa is with us now and we are enjoying her visit so 
much. Edith Jackson Hoogland, from Kappa also, came up to 
the house one noon as she passed through Stanford on her wed- 
ding tour and we showered our good wishes on her with all the 
rice we had in the house. By chance, a couple of our girls ran 
across Mrs. Jessie Stratton Sherer from Phi, on the train. It 
makes us a wee bit envious to hear from our other less iso- 
lated chapters, to think how much we miss so far west. 


Our freshmen not long ago gave us a dance. It was an un- 
usually pretty party. They had decorated the whole house with 
bamboo, Japenese lanterns and umbrellas and had little Japanese 
fans for programs. 

Stanford has recently given an old English play "The Knight 

of the Burning Castle" by Beaumont and Fletcher, every detail 
of costume and staging was worked out carefully and the acting 
was exceptionally good. 

We have just inaugurated a new custom in our chapter. We 
found it hard to conclude all our business in our three meetings a 
month and almost impossible to plan for more than an hour or so. 
So now we have decided to give up the whole evening the first 
Wednesday of every month to our meetings and so they won't 
seem too strenuous we make candy or cook something in the 
chafing dish. 

Looking forward to the time when some of us will meet at 

Convention, Upsilon sends greetings to her sisters. 

Margaret B. Smith, '04. 

Chi : Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

In Chi's last letter to the Anchora, we were groaning over 
"finals" and wondering if life were worth living; but as we look 
back on these trials, they seem trivial indeed, for now we are in 
real trouble. 

Ithaca has been visited in these last few weeks by a terrible 
typhoid epidemic, to which students and townspeople alike 
have succumbed. Nineteen students have died of the dreadful 
disease, and the hospital and infirmary are still full of the sick. 
The cases now, howevers, seem to be of a milder form, and the 
physicians think the epdiemic is checked, although almost a 
thousand students have gone home to escape the fever. The 
University has not closed, but lectures and recitations still con- 
tinue. Every effort is being made to secure a pure water supply 
in the City and in the campus, so that no prospective Cornellian 
will be afraid to come to Ithaca next fall, or in any succeeding 

On account of the absence of nearly half the chapter, we 
were given permission to postpone the fraternity examination 
and in consequence, we have that pleasant prospect still before 
us. The students are slowly returning, however, and by 
Reunion Day, we hope to have almost a full active chapter, 


although probably none of our alumnae will be represented, 
except by their letters. 

Gladys Hobart, '03 and Adah Horton, '02, have been here 
visiting recently. They were present for Valentine Chapter 
meeting, which was unusually pleasant this year. "Cupid," 
our chapter officer, whose duties are heaviest on February 14, 
distributed valentines with reckless profusion, and the amount 
of budding genius displayed in their composition was very 

Junior week this year of course eclipsed all previous junior 
weeks. The Masque presented "Trelawney of the Wells" with 
great success; the Glee Club concert was the best ever given; 
while the Sophomores Cotillion, the Junior Promenade, and the 
various fraternity dances filled up a week memorable in Cornell's 

Jane Butt, Omega '94, whose acquaintance we made last year, 
was here again a few weeks ago. She is still with Otis Skinner 
who this year is playing in Lazarre. We enjoyed her visit 
immensely, and only wished it might have been longer. 

As Convention time approaches, we eastern girls think with 

envy of our sisters of the middle west, who are able to attend 

Convention. But much to Chi's delight, this year a Rho girl 

and a Chi girl will keep one another company. Our delegate 

to Convention is Jessie Gillies Sibley, '05. Through her Chi 

sends greeting to all the chapters, with wishes for a successful 

convention, a happy termination of college work, and a pleasant 


Jessie Gillies Sibley, '05. 

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

Psi has never announced to her sister chapters the names of 
her members, new last autumn, but now tried and true Delta 
Gammas. On the twenty-fifth of October, four 1906 girls 
pledged to Delta Gamma: Eleaner Van Tress Harris, Belle- 
fonte, Pa., Anna Ruger Hay, Easton, Pa., Marguerite Brunelle 
Lake, Baltimore, Md., Jean Margaret Smith, Harford County, Md. 
We had a beautiful initiation service at Margaret Murdock's 
and then went to the banquet. This was a cordial welcome to 
the Freshmen, and brought us all into nearer and dearer rela- 
tions. What can be as congenial as a Delta Gamma reunion* 1 


Just before the Christmas holidays Augusta Hopley Akin, Des 
Moines, Iowa, pledged to Psi and was initiated December 18th. 
We have a very strong 1906 delegation, and are enjoying the 
year with them immensely. It was decided at a meeting of 
Pan Hellenic that next year we should try spring pledging in- 
stead of the usual five weeks rushing season. We are strongly 
in favor of this and expect a successful year with such an active 
chapter as will be ours. 

We have all successfully passed through two scares this win- 
ter. A fire in the frat. rooms and "The Examination," which 
was worse? Well, really, neither was so very bad! 

Psi thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Mrs. Palmer, Jeanette 
Ostrander, W. C. B. '02, who was in Baltimore for a week or 
two just before Christmas. We are still enjoying Nan Waters, 
W. C. B., '99, and hope that she will be with us on the house 
party. Psi is going to spend Founder's day in the country, on 
a house party; some of the "old dames" are going with us. Oh! 
Psi has the dearest "Old Dames;" so no wonder we plan re- 
unions where we can be "all in the family." 

We hope all the chapters are as happy, ideally happy, as 

is Psi. 

Yours in Delta Gamma, 

Elizabeth Goucher, '05. 

Omega; University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Every day brings us nearer the time for Convention, when we 
shall have the great pleasure of knowing our sisters from all the 
chapters. We hope to be able to show the girls some views 
about Madison, of which we are rather proud, and hope to have 
the girls fall sufficiently in love with the place to want to come 

A short time ago we had the good fortune to have one of our 
former comrades visit us. Jane Butt, who is now playing with 
the Otis Skinner Company took a part in Lazarre at the Madison 
Opera House. We entertained informally for her at an afternoon 
reception. After the reception we enjoyed hearing Li's of stage 
life and hearing of the numerous courtesies extended to her by 
other Delta Gammas. 

University circles have been very much interested in theatri- 
cals. Both the Red Domino and the Hare's Foot Clubs have 


recently given their annual plays in which three of our girls 

Omega is anxious to see a great many of you in May, and 
promises to do her best to make you enjoy your visit. 

Marion Jones, 1905. 

Psi Omicron Alumnae Association, Baltimore. Md. 

Some of the pleasantest events and times in our lives are the 
most stupid and monotonous to chronicle. What has Psi Omicron 
been doing lately? Drinking so many cups of tea, eating this 
number of cakes and sweeties, at the houses where we have been 
meeting fortnightly; does this seem worth telling? There has 
been a very minimum of business to transact, but we have made 
one change which has brought us pleasure and profit; the stand- 
ing invitation to the active chapter, Psi, to meet with us. They 
come in with a little buzz of news concerning Convention, Grand 
Chapter, "Pan Hell," or College, and really keep us in closer 
touch with the Fraternity than we were before. 

Dear Blanche Garten knows how perfectly delighted we were 
to hear of her election, and how splendidly we think her equipped 
for her place. Possibly this is too near the "self-praise" that is 
"half scandal," for she is a one-time Psi. 

The examination sent out over her signature made the hair 
of the "Old Dames" stand on end, when they considered its 
scope and length. But tho' the "children" grumbled a good 
deal at the latter, they went willingly to work, with what success 
as yet unknown. 

Reunion Day is near, the first one since we lost our best and 
bravest member, Edith West. With every success, every new 
plan, every serious undertaking and every pleasure, her name 
and memory come keenly before us, for she was our Ajax. 

This year we are planning to spend the Ides of March at our 

favorite farm house in the country, where two previous visits 

have given us proof of the delights awaiting us. 

Mabel Carter. 

Omega Alpha Alumna Association, Omaha, Neb. 

If the old adage that man appreciates only what is lost to 
him is true, the pleasure which our association affords its mem- 
bers is explained. Not one of us but doubly appreciates Delta 
Gamma now that her active college days are past. Not 


husbands, nor babies, nor professions, nor frivolity dull our 
interest for the "frat." Hailing as we do from many chapters 
we still find much of common interest to chat about on the first 
Saturday of each month. 

Both our tongues and needles are now occupied over the 
approaching marriages of Herberta Jaynes, (Kappa) and 
Gertrude Macomber, (Kappa). The engagement of Miss 
Macomber to Mr. Frederick Robinson, of New York, was 
announced at an exquisite luncheon given in honor of Miss 
Edith Jackson and was a great surprise to the majority of her 
frat. sisters. We expect our January bride, Mrs. Paul Hoagland, 
nee Jackson (Kappa), to return from California, in time for 
Reunion Banquet. 

Miss Fleming, (Tau) and Miss Helen Smith, (Upsilon) were 
guests of the association at its January meeting. 

As so many of the association members will attend the 
Reunion Banquet of Kappa Chapter at Lincoln, the celebration 
here will probably be most informal. 

Omega Alpha recognizes its own short comings in regard to 
"Frat." news. We have so little real business, no rushing, no 
"Frat." house. We are reaping now the very pleasant fruit of 
past strenuous effort. Our interest in our more active sisters is 
unflagging never the less, and our uninitiated friends are often 
puzzled and amused at the excitement and interest which we 
"old girls" still display over "Freshmen" and "Reunions" and 
"Conventions" and such matters of Fraternity interest May 
our delinquencies be forgiven, for our allegiance is unchanging. 

Mona Martin, (Upsilon '03.) 

New York Alumnae Association, New York. 
We had hoped to be able to send our March letter as a full 
fledged Alumnae Chapter, but the fact that we have not yet 
received our charter does not prevent us considering ourselves 
a loyal chapter of Delta Gamma. We have been considering 
the formation of an Alumnae Chapter here for several years and 
this year we found so many Delta Gammas in New York and 
vicinity that we decided to wait no longer. Most of us are from 
Chi, but we have also representatives from the West and South. 
We are glad to have here in New York our former president, 
Mrs. Burton Wilson. We have added to our forces this year 
three Chi girls, Bessie Avery, Harriet Dodge and Ethel Emerson. 


We meet the first Saturday of each month at the houses of 
the different girls. We have just enough business to remind us 
of the old active chapter days. While we miss some of the 
pleasures of the active chapter life, we are spared some of the 
trials, those trying meetings, for instance, when we discussed 
new girls. What a responsibility we used to feel. As an 
alumnae chapter our members come to us "ready made" Delta 
Gammas and somehow each of them seems one of ourselves at 
once. When we have exchanged Delta Gamma news over a 
dainty refreshment table, we go home feeling our youth re- 
newed and our fraternity enthusiasm increased. 

We had such a nice time last month when we met with Lilian 
Hoag, at Christodora House, one of New York's settlements. It 
was very interesting to meet in that quarter although we were en- 
tertained in such an easy, typical college girl's room that it was 
only when we were allowed to look out the back windows at the 
well loaded fire-escapes of the tenements, that we realized we 
were in the slums. 

In January we were invited to a tea given by Delta Sigma, a 
girl's society at Columbia. It was a delightful affair. The girls 
were charming and we hope to become better acquainted with 

Last month we had a very enjoyable dance at the Hotel 
Nevada. So many of our college friends were there that it 
seemed quite like the old time college dance. 

We were well represented at the Cornell Alumnae luncheon a 
few weeks ago. There were twelve at the Delta Gamma table. 
We were very proud of Carrie Adsit Slater who is president of 
the association. 

We have a new Delta Gamma niece to introduce to you, the 
little daughter of Frances Flint Dean. 

We feel sure that a great many Delta Gammas come to New 
York for a short time whom we do not see. We would be so 
glad if our sisters would let us know when they are in the city. 
We can always be reached through Ruth Nelson, 510 W. 143d 
street, New York City. 

Gertrude Willard Phisterer. 



This is for all chapter efficers, present or prospective. As 
you are, so will your chapter be. Are you active, earnest, 
up-to-date? Or are you dozing away the chapter's opportuni- 
ties as well as your own ? Do not invite future regret by 
neglecting your present duties. 

The duty of the President is to preside — that dosen't mean 
only at business meetings. Do you know, Mr. President, that 
your Corresponding Secretary has acknowledged the contribu- 
tion to the chapter fund sent by that enthusiastic alumnus to 
the man who used to hold that office, or have they between 
them failed to attend to it ? You should know. Do you know 
that the chapter letter has been written, and that it includes 
not only the latest news of the chapter but the honors won just 
after the last letter was written and the names of the brothers 
initiated three months ago, too late for mention in the last 
issue of The Quarterly? You should know. Do you know 
that the other officers are doing their duty ? That the enter- 
tainment committee (if you have one, and you should) is 
making the alumni meetings entertaining; that the historian is 
keeping up the records: that the librarian is preserving The 
Quarterly for binding; that the rushing committee is really 
rushing? Do you know these and many other things about 
the working of the chapter ? You don't ? Then why are you 
holding the office of president and hampering the chapter ? 

You should know, 

the vice president. 

This office is a snap for the lazy, isn't it ? It's an insult to a 
really active, enthusiastic member — only if you take it that way. 
But the office should really be the stepping-stone to the 
presidency. Are you taking it that way? It should be the 
school for presidents. Are you studying your lessons ? Don't 
think that the chapter must move you up anyway — they may 
move you so high you will fall over the edge. But work hand 
in glove with the president. Be on hand to run the meetings 
when he must be away. It should be considered a disgrace to 
a chapter to have to put in the corresponding secretary or 
historian to preside. Borrow some of the president's work; 


help out the chapter editor; check up the historian; work with 
the rush committee — you should be chairman of that body; — be 
on hand on alumni night to get acquainted with the men who 
are standing by the chapter. Do these things and you will 
show the chapter that the education you have acquired in the 
office of vice president has made you the logical candidate for 
the higher office. 


It seems foolish to have to take notes of a chapter business 
meeting, then put them in shape to be read and approved, and 
finally transcribe them in the minute book, now doesn't it 
But would it seem at all absurd to conduct a scientific investiga- 
tion, taking notes of the work as you progress, then arrange 
the notes and record the results of your observations on say 
wireless telegraphy ? And yet one is as important as the other — 
relatively. It is highly important that the chapter records 
should be accurate. Reference has often to be made on this 
account of the chapter's doings. The results of business 
transactions, whether it be the decision to invest in a lot for a 
prospective chapter house or the proposal, election or rejection of 
a candidate, should be briefly but accurately recorded. It is 
good experience to serve as recording secretary and "experience 
is the germ of power." If you are a good secretary for your 
chapter you may yet be Secretary of State — not that the duties 
are similar, but because the qualifications are the same. The 
main requirement is ability, the next industry, and the third 
thoroughness, and all three are capable of development. All 
training is worth while. 


Such a bore, letter writing ! Is it ? Then choose quickly — 
get over the idea or resign. For your own good the better 
choice would be to hold the office and do your full duty. Such 
an opportunity as it presents to acquire a concise, business-like 
method of conducting correspondence. Think of the millions 
of letters that are written every year, and how few of them, 
comparatively, are brief, well worded, to the point, saying just 
what should be said and no more. Now is your chance to 
learn the trick. Use your wits; see how few words you can 
use in saying all you mean — but be sure to say it all. And, 
above all, be prompt. Don't think when the treasurer gives 


you a letter which enlcosed a check that he has acknowledged 
it. He probably hasn't At most he has sent a receipt It is 
up to you to write to the generous old chap who has been 
thinking of his chapter days and sends the check in memory of 
them. You tell him how it is appreciated and that the chapter 
bought a new bookcase with it; and in the capacity of a plain, 
active member see that the bookcase is bought and that the 
check isn't "blown in." 


How many graduates have there been from your chapter ? 
Two hundred ? One man can fill the office. Eight hundred ? 
Better have an assistant. It is not easy to keep track of them 
all, and yet that is what must be done. You must know where 
they are. Don't try to remember it all. Write it down. Do 
it systematically. Have a record book. Give the name, class, 
course and chapter number of each member. Give his pedigree, 
offices, honors. If he is a graduate keep his address up to date. 

You may want to "touch" him. Note his marriage; the 
birth of future members of Delta Upsilon or of the sororities; 
put down the political offices he has filled; the business he has 
gone into; the articles he has written. You may be called upon 
for his biography some time — and the Decennial catalogue is 
always in sight; be ready for that. Oh, there's a lot of work 
for the historian. The office is not sinecure for a lazy man to 
try to fill, and it isn't a "minor office" unless you are a minor 
man. Don't be that. Be a miner and dig out the facts. 


Such a mess as that last man left the library in ! Then 
straighten it out. Any copies of The Quarterly missing? 
Complete the files and have them bound. You can get two years 
in one volume and do it for a dollar or a dollar and a half. It 
makes interesting reading for the graduates to look over the old 
chapter letters, and you can refer new officers to the articles in 
Volume XIX on their duties and pleasures if you have the 
volume handy. Text books help out a chapter library, too. 
If the graduates leave them with the chapter they can be rented 
to new members. The income would pay for binding The 
Quarterly. Try it. Do you know that Delta Upsilon has a 
library? What do you suppose it consists of ? Not Dickens 
and Scott and Thackery, but books, pamphlets, magazine 


articles, etc., by members of the fraternity. How many con- 
tributions have you made to the Fraternity library ? Is your 
chapter song book there, or your chapter history? Do you 
publish an annual circular to your alumni ? Is that there ? All 
this is part of your work. Get a grip on it. 


It would not do to forget the chapter editor, the man 
who is the link between the chapter and the fraternity — between 
the undergaduates and the alumni. Your opportunities are, 
perhaps, greater than those of any other officer of the chapter. 
You have your chapter letter to write. Make it as interesting as 
possible; inform the alumni of the doings of the chapter; record 
the honors won by members; tell the latest college news; 
give interesting facts concerning the fraternities but avoid boast- 
fulness. Tell what you have done, not what you are going to 
do. Do not say that your chapter has "upheld the high 
standard of Delta Upsilon." The records in your letter should 
show that. Be enthusiastic, but not bombastic. Do not refer 
to "the brothers of our sister chapters," or "our lady friends." 
Be careful in spelling the names of your chapter members; 
several bad slips have appeared lately. It may be it's your 
handwriting. Then print the names. 

There is another duty of the chapter editor that seems to 
bave been neglected. Is your chapter letter your only interest 
in The Quarterly? How about the rest of the magazine? You 
should see that your chapter is represented in the general read- 
ing matter. There should be a regular department of short 
thoughts by chapter members. See that some member con- 
tributes a dozen lines or so giving the chapter's views on some 
important topic. Discuss the convention, the Annual, The 
Quarterly, the ritual, the chapter policy, extension, conserva- 
tism, size of chapters, Pan- Hellenism, inter-fraternity rivalry and 
courtesy, the Olympian games and a hundred other subjects of 
interest to chapters and to the alumni. Get to work and show 
what you can do. — The Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

The Scholarship Girl and the Fraternity. 

The old question rises among us ever so often, a ghost not 
easily laid, should a scholarship girl join a college fraternity? 
Without hesitation, and from the benefits of much previous 


wrestling with the problem, we answer, "Yes!" But the girl 
who has been honored with our preference, if she be a thought- 
ful and perhaps over-conscientious mortal hesitates and says: 
"You know I would like to; nothing in college would give me 
greater happiness; but under the circumstances by which I am 
in college, ought I?" And then come the long argued problems 
of her duty to her scholarship, of time, of strength, of which is 
her first duty in college, and which alternative would better help 
her in the performance of that duty. 

To all of these, we would answer with an old trite truth, but 
to each of us in due time, a new personal, forcible discovery — 
that the greatest duty in the world for a human being is the 
duty to himself; whatever serves, without injury to others of 
course, to develop, broaden, strengthen and spiritualize oneself, 
is one's duty in this world. For every fine and generous act for 
others spiritualizes the doer of the act; every opportunity well 
used, broadens the individual; every gift we receive from the 
world makes us the more its debtor, to be paid all in good time, 
and while we never forget we must not hurry. All things are 
not to be weighed in the same scales, and our return is often 
made in coin of another country, but good coin, that passes cur- 
rent in all lands. 

A girl's duty to herself is to make of herself a good woman, 
well rounded in every sense of the word. Life is the general 
school; but being human beings, we need the concrete and par- 
ticular, so humanity has established training schools for children, 
more or less well directed, more or less equivalent to the demands 
of the age. The last of these concrete training schools is the 
university, where more liberty of action and opportunity for 
talent, is given those individuals fortunate enough to choose and 
use wisely. 

. Food for the brain is everywhere; that is the world's view of 
the university's gift to the individual. But for the man or 
woman who has eyes to see, and a normal growth to direct him, 
there must be supplies for the demand of young muscles that need 
relaxation and training; for young ardent instincts that demand 
culture — in music, in art, in society and in domestic life, in outlet 
of organizing capabilities, in pure comradeship. And these that 
inner world of the greater world, that wonderful personal organ- 
ization known as the fraternity system, furnishes. I believe, as 
honestly as I believe in the great things of the world, that there 


is absolutely no greater influence in the world than the influence 
of the college fraternity upon the individual who sincerely takes 
and lives up to its vows. 

There is no selfishness possible in the fraternity house; there 
is no greater field for enthusiasm and self-sacrifice; a girl's 
organizing ability is tested, encouraged and developed; her 
feminine instincts of the housekeeper and the hostess (often of 
the maid!) are bept in constant and flexible play. She practices 
economics she may never have done at home; she takes orders 
and yields her immature freshman judgment to others, that she 
in time may become the head; in a thousand ways she is learn- 
ing, learning — but chiefly by example of others who have been 
as herself. 

It is all so human, so easy, even in the greatest difficulty, so 
absorbing, so fine! And in four years' time habits are formed, 
ideals are sanctified, purposes strengthened, and womanliness 
made positive. And you tell me that any girl could consider her 
duty to her scholarship apart from this! That perhaps she 
could attain the same ends by other means. Perhaps, in half a 
lifetime, and by many hard knocks. But the scholarship lasts 
only four years, and then the girl who holds it is to stand as an 
example for other girls who may hold it, and as a type of the 
university woman to the college world at large, to the mass of 
outsiders, and to the philanthropist who created the scholarship. 
The very responsibility imposed upon her by the trust urges 
that she make the most of it, in the way most truly beneficial to 
herself as a girl. For only so does she repay in the spirit in 
which it was given, the benefactor who made her college course 
possible to her. 

A scholarship girl in the fraternity keeps constantly before us, 
the first object for which we came to college — alma mater, and 
our creditable showing in our classes. She gives to us as much 
of her strength as her duties will permit — just as we all do. 
Her sacrifice in meeting financial obligations is shared in a 
measure, according as it is necessary, by almost every one of us. 
Her time, if it is more limited than ours, we never impose upon 
more than is just, and she does not lose by this in the long 
run — she gains. And where in her life will she win such friends 
and such unselfish affection, as from her fraternity sisters? 

These are the things that we, being graduated, and of sane 
mind, do testify and affirm; these are the things that she, being 


V. That in case of dismissal or expulsion of a member by any 
fraternity, notification of tbe same be given to all other chapters in the 

A Standing Committee on Pan-Hellenism was appointed as follows: 
Preparatory to closing, a committee was appointed composed of one 
representative from each fraternity, this committee to have in charge 
the work of keeping the fraternities in touch, of notifying them con- 
cerning the ratification or rejection by the several fraternities of the 
proposed measures and of all work suggested by the convention. 
Members of the committee are: 

Alphi Phi, Lillye T. Lewis 

Gamma Phi Beta, ... Austiana E. Taylor 

Delta Gamma, .... Bertha Reed 

Delta Delta Delta, ... Bessie Leach 

Kappa Alpha Theta, ... Margaret Smith 
Kappa Kappa Gamma, - - Lucy Evelyn Wight 
Pi Beta Phi, ... Emma Harper Turner 

The committee effected its organization by the election of Emma 
Harper Turner, chairman, Lucy Evelyn Wight, secretary. 

It will be noticed that some of the above recommendations 
have persisted either as laws or as controlling sentiments among 
the various fraternities: for instance, those on lifting, the pledg- 
ing and initiating of preparatory students, the exchange of fra- 
ternity magazines, and the giving of notification of the expulsion 
or dismissal of members. 

Especially suggestive are the reports on fraternity jewelry 
and the World's Fair. The former gives a plan which proved 
impracticable, evidently, but it is proof that ten years ago, as 
well as at the present time, the need for protection of the badge 
was felt by the members of fraternities. 

In view of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, to be held in 
St. Louis in 1904, the report of the World's Fair Committee is 
especially interesting at this time. 

Perhaps it may not be amiss to note that the word "frat." as it 
appears in several instances above, was originally written "fra- 
ternal," but for some reason best known to the secretary of the 
convention was abbreviated by a pen stroke to the word as 
quoted. — Alphi Phi Quarterly. 



Page 198 — Mrs. Douglas D. Flanner (Belle Brown) has removed to 
Toledo, Ohio. 

Page 169 — Mrs. Milton Updegraff (Alice Lamb) has removed to George- 
town Heights, Washington, D. C. 

Page 190 — For Lillian Hastings read Mrs. James Arter, Lillian Hastings, 
The Elvern, 1794 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Page 153— (Mabel Dixon) add (Mrs. Hutchison) Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Page 191 — Florence A. Cornelius has removed to Minneapolis, Minn. 

Page 151 — Mrs. W. H. Simmons (Edith Updegraff) has removed from 
Decorah to Shelby ville, Iowa. 

Page 193 — Ada May Brown read Ida May Brown, Rhinelander, Wis. 

Page 170 — Bertha V. Stiles has removed from Kansas City to Ottumwa, 

Page 190 — Mrs. Frank Words (Margaret B. Allen) has removed to 
Darlington, Wis. 

Page 191 — Mrs. Harry E. Briggs (Sophie Lewis) has removed to Pueblo, 

Page 185— Jessie Goddard has removed to Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Page 144 — Mrs. Elmo J. Johnson (Belle Flesh) has removed toGalesburg, 

Page 156 — For Grace Whiting read Grace Whitney, Melrose, Mass. 

Page 156 — For Kate Whiting read Kate Whitney, Melrose, Mass. 

Page 143 — Mrs. Arthur Collie (Mary W. Drinkey) has removed to Wil- 
liams Bay, Wisconsin. 

Page 192 — Kate H. Pier read (Mrs. Mclntosch) Prospect Avenue, Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 

Page 167 — For Mrs. Jacob J. Schindler read Mrs. Jacob J. Schwindler 
(Grace A. Lamb) 156 Boal St., St. Paul, Minn. 

Page 189— Mrs. Winfield Smith (Susie S. Wegg) has removed to 1216 
University St., Seattle, Wash. 

Page 198 — Esther Butt, Viroqua has removed to The School for Blind, 
Janesville, Wis. 

Page 143— For Mrs. Eldon J. Cassody read Mrs. Eldon J. Cassodarf 
(Sophie Clawson) Chicago, 111. 

Page 191 — Mrs. Chandler Bunnell Chapman (Frances Bunn) has re- 
moved to Williamsburg, Virginia. 

Page 175— For Louise May Flesh read (Linnie M. Flesh) (Mrs. Charles 
H. Lirtze) New York City. 

Page 192 — (Lucy Johnson) read (Mrs Sidney Ismer) Madison, Wis. 

Page Alice Taylor has removed to Sheboygan, Wis. 

Page 144 — Florence B. Pettingill has removed to West Superior (Nor- 
mal) Wis. 

Page 187 — Marion L. Johnson has removed to Waterloo, Iowa. 

Page 177— For Bessie Riddle read (Bessie Riddle) (Mrs. P. B. Tussney) 
Chicago, 111. 

Page 176 — For Mrs. Geraht H. Nedeler (Helene Lund) read Helene 

Page 192 — Nellie S. Noyses. 

Page 143 — Mrs. Wm. C. Ellsworth (Leafie C. Paige) has removed to 878 
Chestnut St., Chicago, 111. 

Page 177 — Mrs. E. N. Kurz (Grace Fulton) has removed to 4629 Lucky 
St., St. Louis, Mo. 

Page 191 —For Bessie Gernon read (Bessie Gernon) Mrs. Horace Mu li- 
ning, 25 Comston Road, North London, Eng. 

Page 144 — For (Alice Newbre) read Mrs. Walter Brown (Alice Newbre) 

5443 Homer Ave., Pittsburg, Pa. 
Page 144— Edna Newbre has removed to 437 E. 46th St., Chicago, 111. 
Page 187 — For Elsie J. Lynch read Mrs. George Schnepfer (Elsie J. 

Lynch) Huron, S. Dakota. 
Page 143 — For Meta Goldsmith read Mrs. J. Marcey (Meta Goldsmith) 

958 Cambridge Ave., Wilwaukee, Wis. 
Page 143— For Emily Hill read Mrs. Vanderhoff (Emily Hill) 4608 
Champlain Ave., Chicago, 111. 


Page 192 — Margaret Rogers has removed to 1580 Grand Ave., Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 
Page 191 — Mrs. Willet Spooner (Katherine Noyes) has removed to 19 

Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 
Page 191 — Mrs. Raymond R. Frazier (Augusta Wood) has removed to 

Copenhagen, Denmark. 
Page 138 — Emily Norton has removed to Winnetka, 111. 
Page 172 — ror Mrs. Ernest Sward read Mrs Ernest Seward (Nell 

Riel) Oakland, Neb. 
Page 192— For Elizabeth Vilas read Mrs. George Ellis Gary (Elizabeth 

Vilas) Edgerton, Wis. 
Page 144 — Alice Kasson, has removed to Racine, Wis. 
Page 191 — Lydia Moore has removed to Chicago, 111. 
Page 114 — Annie Edwards, La Crosse, Wis. 
Page 151 — For Susan Odell read Mrs. Albert Pearse (Susan Odell) 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
Page 164 — For Louise Hubbell read Mrs. Joseph Cotton (Louise Hub- 

bel) Duluth, Minn. 
Page 192 — For Ella Bab cock, Manistee, Wis., read Ella Babcock, Man- 

ister, Mich. 
Page Mrs. Gaston Del Frate, Lnngo Terere Castello, 3a-pi-Scala b 

Rome, Italy. 
Page 193 — For Winifred Smith read Mrs. John Osborne (Winifred M. 

Smith) The Oxford Flats, Milwaukee, Wis. 
Page 192 — Leta A. Harvey has removed to Madison, Wis. 

The following members have been initiated into Omega since the 
compilation of the Directory: 

Mrs. Theodore W. Fuller (B. Geor^iana Steele) Dixon, 111. 

Frances Cecilia Main, Madison, Wis. 

Mary Updegraff, Decorah Iowa. 

Elinor Merrill, Ashland, Wis. 

Ella Hardy, Clinton, Wis. 

Edith Bonar Martin, Iron wood, Mich. 

Leora Moore, 45 Elaine Place, Chicago, 111. 

Elizabeth Davies Throne, Watertown, Wis. 

Mary Cunningham, Chippewa Falls, Wis. 

Mrs. Morris Johnson (Eleanor M. Bardeen), Madison, Wis. 

Bettina Jackson, Madison, Wis. 

Mabel Odell, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Sybil Barney, West Bend, W T is. 

Helen Harvey, Madison, Wis. 

Mary Dorothy Huntington, Platteville, Wis. 

Margaret Clarice Jackman, Janesville, Wis. 

Genevieve Stilsen McDill, Stevens Point, Wis. 

Ruth Miner, Madison, Wis. 

Madge Ella Stedman, Berlin, Wis. 

Mary Adelaide Stoppenbach, Jefferson, Wis. 

Julia A. Cole, Milwaukee, Wis. 

Jessie McKinney, Racine, W T is. 

Margery Herrick, Racine, Wis. 

Marion Jones, Madison, Wis. 

Julia Sawyer, Wankesha, Wis. 

Florence Palmer, Janesville, Wis. 

Sarah Helena Thorn, Stoughton, Wis. 

Ethelwyn Anderson, Madison, Wis. 

Helen Whitney, Madison, Wis. 

Isabel Cunningham, Chippewa, Falls, Wis. 

Ella Sutherland, Janesville, Wis. 

Louise Merrill, Janesville, Wis. 

Adelaide Miller, Chippewa Falls, Wis. 

Madge Loranger, Ashland, Wis. 

Carolyn Bull, Racine Wis. 

Mary Holmes Stevens, Rochester, N. Y. 



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Grand Council. 

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

Vice-President. .(Mrs.) Ella Tyler Whiteley, 1709 Pine St., Boulder, Col. 

Secretary Harriet Belle Frost,401 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 

Treasurer Genevieve Ledyard Derby, 182 North Avenue, 

Battle Creek, Mich. 

Fifth Member Joe Anna Ross, Roland & Melrose Aves., 

Roland Park P. O., Md. 

Corresponding Secretaries. 

Alpha— Mary Mohler 220 W. State St., Alliance, O. 

Zeta— Merle McLouth 1009 E. Porter St., Albion, Mich. 

Eta— Pearl A. Marty 202 Carroll St., Akron, O. 

Theta — Stella Lease Delta Gamma Lodge, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — Lorraine Comstock Delta Gamma House, 

1185 J St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda — May Longbrake..l909 Queen Ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — Esther Treudley University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Rho— Adelia Allen 209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma — Louise Raeder 1745 Asbury Ave., Evanston, 111. 

Tau — Edith P. Evans University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Nan Vickers Delta Gamma Lodge, 

Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — Myra L. Thomas Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi— Katherine Selden Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — Florence M. Wilson The Woman's College, Baltimore, Md. 

Omega — Florence Palmer 151 W. Gil man St., Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae — Clara Mulliken 1085 J St., Lincoln, Neb. 


Editor-in- Chief. 

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Associate Editors. 

Alpha — Agnes Starkey 105 College St. , Alliance, O. 

Zeta — Harriet Riddick Albion College, Albion, Mich. 

Eta — Miriam Amy Motz 108 N. Summit St., Akron, O. 

Theta — Emma Munger 303 E. Sixth St, Bloomington, Ind. 

Kappa — Ruth Baird Bryan University of Nebraska., Lincoln, Neb. 

Lambda— Alice Bean 1529 Univ. Ave., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Xi — Helen M. Stevens University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Rho— Edith Snyder 209 University Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Sigma— Eme Thomson 616 Foster St., Evanston, 111. 

Tau — Blanche G. Spinney Iowa University, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Upsilon — Margaret B. Smith Delta Gamma Lodge, 

Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal. 

Phi — Marcia Chipman Delta Gamma Lodge, Boulder, Col. 

Chi— Jessie G. Sibley Sage College, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Psi — Elizabeth Goucher Woman's College, Baltimore, Md 

Omega — Marian Jones 112 Langdon St., Madison, Wis. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae— Edith Lewis 274 N St., Lincoln, Neb. 

Chi Upsilon Alumnae — Ruth Nelson, 510 W. 143rd St, New York. 

Psi Omicron Alumnae Ass'n — Mabel Carter Mt. Washington, Md. 

Omega Alpha Alumnae Ass'n — Mona Martin, 8608 Jackson St., 

Omaha, Neb. 

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THirteentH Biennial Convention 

Held with Omega Chapter, Madison, Wis., 
' May 12-15, I 9°3« 

The Thirteenth Biennial Convention of Delta Gamma was 
formally opened by the Grand President of the Fraternity, 
Blanche Garten, Kappa Theta, in the assembly rooms of Grace 
Church Guild Hall, Wednesday, May thirteenth, at 9.30 A.M. 

Roll call found the following accredited delegates present: — 
Kappa Theta Alumna, Clara Mulliken, '00; New York Alumna: Mrs. 
Emily Berry Howland, '95: Alpha'. Elsie Meek, '05; Zeta: Pearl Miller, 
'04; Eta: Pearl Marty, '04; Theta: Rosetta Clarke, '04; Kappa: Irene 
Hamilton, '08; Lambda: Nelle Stinchfield, '04; Xi: Lucy Cooley, '03; 
Rho: Florence Distin, '04; Sigma: Louise Raeder, '04; Tau: Madge 
Young, '04; Upsilon: Alice Arnold, '08; Phi: Myra Laura Thomas, 
'04; Chi: Jessie Sibley, '04; Psi: Alice Graham, '04; Omega: Mary 
Cunningham, '08. 


From only one college was the delegate the only representa- 
tive of her chapter. From all the other chapters unusually 
large delegations of visiting Delta Gammas were present, includ- 
ing twenty who came up in a private car from Evanston; eleven 
from Lincoln Nebraska; ten from Minneapolis; eight from Ohio 
and six from California. Over ninety of the entertaining chapter 
were also present. 

To the members of the Grand Council, the delegates and 
visitors, the President with dignified informality and winsome 
grace delivered the following address, which was received with 
round upon round of applause: — 

Members op the Council, Delta Gammas: 

I believe that it has been the custom of my predecessors to address 
Convention — even to a greater degree — to give a salutatory address. 

I am convinced it is useless for me to attempt to follow the precedent 
established, so I am going to talk to you most informally of those things 
for which you and I stand; of that which has brought us here^-Delta 

Eighteen years ago, Delta Gamma held her third National Convention 
with Omega; again, in '89, and this, the thirteenth National Convention 
completes the mystic three. This sign and symbol alone points to- 
Omega's great hospitality, and predicts for us that this Convention 
must and will go on record as a milestone in our history — and when we 
reminesce we realize that we have made history, and one of which we are 

Can you picture that little crowd of girls who met here so many years 
ago? Seven chapters were represented then, and six of those are 
represented here this morning. We, who have come into Delta Gamma 
in recent years, scarcely realize the problems that confronted those sin- 
cere, earnest college girls; those who created this for us. Their prin- 
ciples must have been of the strongest type; their purpose most high, for 
we stand today for the same ideals as those women who faced for us the 
problem of higher education and fraternity life. 

It is easy for us to criticise and suggest as we look back over the various 
periods, but we must not forget that the college woman has forged ahead. 
Colleges have advanced, and with them naturally fraternities have 
broadened. If we are not able, at this period, to meet these problems, 
to handle them in a more able manner and with a broader view, I fear we 
are not worthy of the heritage those loyal women gave us. 

Our Alumnae who are gaining for themselves positions of prominence 
and representing us in the world, can only inspire us to greater efforts. 
It is through our Alumnse that we are known. The active chapter world 
is comparitively small, almost provincial. Its boundaries are practically 


the college where it is situated. But it is these same members who go 
out in the world where we live, each pursuing some line, who can bring 
Delta Gamma into public light, and it depends upon these women, just 
how high and how far it shall be carried. 

While we are in college, let us inform ourselves concerning other 
fraternities; their policies and publications, and what they are doing in 
the college world. The one who can discuss general fraternity topics, 
and discuss them from a well-informed standpoint, has gained one more 
point for her fraternity nationally — it is of benefit to us abroad and a great 
advantage to us locally. 

I do not consider one of us qualified to decide upon any fraternity sub- 
ject, great or small, who does not thoroughly understand the fraternity 
system, when and where policies have failed or succeeded, the issues that 
have been tried and become permanent. 

It is a common sin for us to criticise our rivals without considering 
their opinion of us. I believe that "what you think of yourself, the world 
thinks of you," but, unfortunately, the world does not always think as 
we do. The phrase "fraternity girl" should be synonomous with "col- 
lege girl." The college spirit and interest should come first, the 
fraternity should be its aid. When we have lived down this false aris- 
tocracy among fraternities and can prove that it is for the college that 
we work, just then will our principles be recognized, and the good that 
we strive to do will be acknowledged. 

As some one so beautifully expressed it, "The fraternity is the college 
home. " "A college girl is always a college girl . ' • Let us show by our re- 
lation with other college girls, whether of independents or fraternities, 
that we are all working for the same purpose with the same ideals. 

Did you ever realize that our attitude towards other fraternities is 
noted and put on record, for or against fraternities? Can't we be 
broader in view, more cordial in our spirit when we meet our rivals? I 
believe in the spirit of rivalry. It keeps us whetted up; it's our tonic; 
but it is the bitterness that too often creeps in, which cannot be eradi- 
cated. We are all little families in this community of Greeks. Are we 
not broad enough to see the good points and to acknowledge that others 
have progressed along lines we have not thought out? If they have been 
more progressive, profit by it, for at the same time we must have brought 
something to them. 

The main points by which the public can judge us are our publica- 
tions, their worth, and the place they hold in the fraternity world. 
It is by the efforts of the whole that our publications will gain their 
rank. The prominence of our Alumnae and our chapter roll — where we 
live — are other judging points. Every reform or policy that we intro- 
duce will push us forward at least a degree and show that we study our 
fraternity government and stand for progress. 

Delta Gamma holds a prominent place among National Fraternities 
and is represented in the major portion of our strongest Universities. 


But we cannot live alone on that. The details of our organization need 
attention. I fear our boasted conservative spirit has permeated to our 
individual chapters, and we are apt to live for our chapter and leave the 
National fraternity to be boosted by the Council or renovated at Conven- 
tion. The Council is limited in power. They are chosen from the ranks 
among you to serve you, and for you. If our business methods are lax, 
such a lamentable state of affairs cannot help but influence the chapters 
and be noticed by other fraternities who meet with us in college affairs. 
The first step towards a strong chapter is the business relation between 
the chapter and the National fraternity. Not until the business methods 
of the chapters are above criticism, can the methods of the National 
fraternities be praised. 

We are prone to resent suggestions and methods of improvement. 
There is not a reform or suggestion made that does not deserve some 
consideration. The one who thinks out and presents an idea should re. 
ceive at least a serious thought for the spirit. These ideas of improve- 
ment are not fraternity mushrooms, but they are thoughts prompted by 
some seeming flaw. They may not be quite practical, but the spirit is 
there and you can develop the idea. Let us be able to read in other Ex- 
changes that "Delta Gamma was the first to introduce such and such a 
reform." We are Just as bright and progressive as our rivals. 

I like the spirit of the rough old mountaineer who said, "We don't 
wait for precedents out West, we make 'em." 

You and I can't do this alone. We can sound the note, but it will 
take every girl's shoulder to push this great wheel of Delta Gamma; 
there must not be one vacant place. It depends on each of us to take 
this spirit back to the chapters and to let it reach the Alumnae. They 
only need the enthusiasm of the girls in college to revive them. But 
after the spirit has reached the chapters it must be protected and helped 
to live. 

I am sure those grand words of Dr. Jordan's will appeal to you as they 
did to me. * 'Today is your day and mine, the only day we have, the 
day in which we play our part. What our part may signify in the great 
whole, we may not understand, but we are here to play it, and now is the 

I feel that this Convention will be one of the turning points in the life 
of Delta Gamma. The questions that we must settle are important and 
will influence our future to a great degree. 

I need not urge you to put all personal opinions aside, for we are here 
not for your chapter nor for mine but for Delta Gamma. Naturally 
some points will appeal to some of us more than others, but we are going 
to give the "best that is in us;" be considerate of other's views and 
broadminded as a whole. 

And when we separate at the close of this all too short a week, it will 
only be the happiest and most helpful of memories that we carry from 
this most beautiful place, Omega's home. 


At the close of the President's address, the Convention pro- 
ceeded to business, a detailed account of which will appear in 
the Convention Messenger, to be published under the supervision 
of the entertaining chapter. 

Under the able guidance of the new President with her accurate 
knowledge of parliamentary law, the business meetings were ideal 
sessions of a National Fraternity. The delegates were subjected to 
a test of business-like and parliamentary methods that must prove 
beneficial to their respective chapters. The climax of these 
sessions was reached in the discussion and voting upon the peti- 
tion for a charter from Washington University. Susie Wegg- 
Smith, Omega, '91, who so ably supported the claims of the 
petitioners, had the pleasure of carrying home to Seattle with 
her, official permission to initiate the new chapter at once. 

The beautiful new seal of the fraternity presented for official 
recognition by Clara Mulliken, Kappa, '00, through whose 
efforts it was created, and the souvenir buttons sent each dele- 
gate and visitor by the generosity of the fraternity jewelers, 
Auld of Columbus, O., and Fetting of Baltimore, Md., added 
interest to these meetings. 

A rare privilege was afforded the Convention during its last 
session, in the visit of Mr. George Banta of Menasha, Wiscon- 
sin, who recalled for the assembled Delta Gammas many de- 
lightful memories of the earliest days of the fraternity with 
which he became familiar through his wife, the late Lilian 
Banta, charter member of the old Phi Chapter at Franklin Col- 
lege, Indiana. 

When at half-past four o'clock, Friday afternoon, May 
fifteenth, President Garten declared the business of Convention 
transacted and the hour of adjournment at hand, one felt that 
the thirteenth Biennial Convention of Delta Gamma had well 
paid for the time, the money, the thought and the effort expended 
upon it. 

On Monday afternoon the members of the Grand Council met 
in Field's Rest Room in Chicago, and travelled together in a 
drawing room section to Madison. 

En route an informal discussion of the fraternity's interests 
resulted in definite plans of procedure for Tuesday's Council 


Meetings. There was so much business claiming the Council's 
attention that three long sessions were held on Tuesday, with 
short intervals, from 9.30 A.M. to 9.30 P.M., when the members 
adjourned to meet the delegates and visitors, at an informal re- 
ception in Guild Hall. 

The business sessions of the Madison Convention, with their 
enlargement of opportunities for the growth of Delta Gamma in 
both the active and alumnae world, were lightened, in their 
seriousness and strain, by the many social pleasures which 
Omega and her friends planned for the Convention visitors. 

Tuesday evening an informal reception in Guild Hall was 
given by Omega to Delta Gammas only. The time was spent 
in getting acquainted, comparing notes, singing songs and eat- 
ing. On this occasion the Past Grand President, Nina Howard, 
with her twenty-two Sigma girls, and the Past Grand Treasurer, 
Mary Foster, with the Omega's, rivalled each other in "Oh! 
here's to Delta Gamma." The Kappas and Kappa-Thetas with 
their captains, Webster, Welch and Mulliken, were every- 
where in demand for information and congratulations in 
regard to the glorious Lincoln Convention. The babies Rho, 
were handed about from one new aunty to another, and the 
Upsilon contingent shone with the consciousness of their 
exalted age and superior wisdom as third from youngest in the 
group. The Grand President and the new Grand Treasurer 
glided in and out among the groups of two and threes, all un- 
conscious of the awe and admiration which followed in their 
wake, while the little Editor was whisked hither and thither from 
one partial critic to another. Finally the music started, the 
floor was cleared for dancing and from Alpha to Omega the 
happy girls danced together in sheer joy at being Delta Gam- 
mas at a Delta Gamma Convention. 

Wednesday afternoon the local chapters of Gamma Phi Beta 
and Pi Beta Phi in their respective fraternity lodges, were at 
home to the Delta Gammas. 

Wednesday evening Omega gave a large reception and dance 
at Library Hall in honor of their Convention guests. The large 
hall was beautifully decorated with roses, ferns and college and 

I'.: •. 


fraternity flags, while from the ceiling hung clusters of lanterns 
in bronze, pink and blue. Dancing began at ten and lasted 
until two. The dainty white programmes, bearing the mono- 
gram of Delta Gamma in gold, contained a list of twenty dances, 
waltz and two-step alternating. At one end of the hall lemonade 
punch was served by the Omega pledglings, while the large 
stage in the rear was transformed into a bower of roses, in which 
salads, ices and coffee were served. The chaperones of the 
evening were the Delta Gamma fathers and mothers present and 
the Alumnae of Omega. Among the invited guests were repre- 
sentatives from all the men and women's Greek letter societies 
in the University. 

Thursday noon, between business sessions, a most informal 
buffet luncheon was served in Guild Hall, when fraternity 
enthusiasm and talkativeness was at its height. The time from 
bouillon to coffee seemed to pass with the fleetness of a dream 
and when the President announced that the hour for the after- 
noon session was at hand every face was aglow with the 
pleasures of the past two hours. 

Thursday afternoon the Convention adjourned a short business 
session for a short boat-ride on Lake Monona, from three until 
five. Miss Miner was the chaperone of the occasion and Mary 
Stuart Foster, Grand Master of Ceremonies. This ride on the 
beautiful lake was one of the most restful and delightful events 
of the busy Convention week. It gave the Delta Gammas one 
more valuable opportunity for an informal time together. 

Thursday evening at half-past eight, the Beta Theta Pi's held 
a reception at their lodge in honor of Omega and her guests, and 
Friday afternoon the local chapters of Kappa Kappa Gamma 
and Chi Omega were also at home to the Delta Gammas. 
Needless to state the Convention appreciated all these courtesies 
and was especially glad of such pleasant opportunities to meet 
so many fraternity representatives from the University of Wis- 

The business sessions and the banquet of the thirteenth 
Biennial Convention of Delta Gamma were held in the beautiful 
Vilas Memorial Guild Hall adjoining the Grace Episcopal 
Church of Madison. All the Convention delegates were enter- 
tained while in Madison at the Delta Gamma Lodge under the 


charming chaperonage of Miss Miner. The other visitors, in- 
cluding members of the Council, were entertained in the many 
delightful Delta Gamma homes of Madison. 

The drives and boatrides which some of Omega's guests were 
so fortunate as to take while in Madison, were especially restful 
and enjoyable after the strain of the busy sessions. 

Bright spring weather, lovely surrounding of lake and shore 
with its college campus and happy homes, gave an atmosphere 
of rare beauty to Convention scenes. Madison, 1903, are magic 
words which in the years to come will recall the experiences and 
pleasures of a most happy week for Delta Gamma. 

J. A. R., Psi, '94. 

To the forethought and management of the following mem- 
bers of Omega Chapter the success of Convention was due: 

Arrangement Committee: Daisy Dye, '00, Chairman; Kate Vilas, 'Oil 
Ella Gernon, '91; Amy Stevens, '91; Mary Main, '98; Katherine San- 
born, '02; Elizabeth Mills, '95; Mary Foster, '94; Ellen Lamb, '00. 
Entertainment Committee: Mary Main, '93, Chairman; Mrs. Annie 
Storer Brown, '89; Mrs. Bertha Cassody Johnson, '98; Mrs. Florence 
Bashford Spensley, '97; Martha Pound, '97: May Odell, '06. Decoration 
Committee: Ella Gernon, '91, Chairman; Amy Stevens, '91; Elsie 
Stevens, Helen Dodge, '97; Alice Jackson, '00; Joyce Hunter, Julia Cole. 
Transportation Committee: Elizabeth Mills, '95, Chairman; Mrs. Cath- 
erine May Clawson Sumner, '94; Florence Nelson, '02; Ellen Lamb, '00, 
Joyce Hunter. Correspondence Committee: Katherine Sanborn, '03, 
Chairman: Elsie Thorn. Program Committee: Mary Foster, '94, Chair- 
man; Amy Stevens, '91; Mrs. Marie Minor Doyon, '99. Mrs. Eleanor 
Bardeau Johnson, Alice Jackson, '00; Mary Cunningham, '08. 

The Banquet. 

Friday evening, May fifteenth, the Thirteenth Biennial Con- 
vention Banquet of Delta Gamma was held in the Assembly 
Room of Guild Hall. At the appointed hour, two by two the 
bauqueters descended the stairs from the second floor to the 
banquet hall which was ablaze with music, light and flowers. 
Three .banquet tables extended the length of the room, at the 
end of which, on a raised platform, was the orchestra. The 
middle table was composed of three parts, a round one with 
a longer one at each end. At the round center table sat the 



toastmistress, members of the Council, past members of the 
Council and the chairman of the banquet committee. 

The place cards and roses were Wisconsin red and the 
souvenir programs, of parchment, were beautifully hand illumined 
in old English lettering of red, gold and black, and contained 
the following Menu and Toast List : 


Tutti Fruitti. 
Cream of Almond Soup 


Fresh Boiled Halibut 
Saratoga Chips 

Lemon Sauce 

Fillet of Beef 

New Asparagus 
Salted Almonds 

New Potatoes in Cream 
Hot Rolls 

Red Raspberry Sherbet 
Mushrooms in Timbale Cases French Peas 

Brown Bread 

Chicken Salad 

Ice Cream 


Cheese Sticks 




"Make the parting hour overflow with joy." 
Toastmistress: — Mrs. Imogene Hand Carpenter '87, Omega. 

College Friendships Pearl Miller '04, Zeta. 

"Friendship is a word the very sight of which in print makes 

the heart warm." 

Fraternity Influence Margaret Smith '04, Upsilon. 

"Pull character'd with lasting memory.' ' 

Our Pledge Florence Disten '04, Rho. 

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, so long lives this." 

The Outer Circle Mrs. Jane Tracy Fabian *oo Lambda. 

"Where brook and river meets." 

In Days of Old Pearl Marty '04, Eta 

"O years gone down into the past, what pleasant memories 

come to me." 


Man Luise Raeder '04, Sigma. 

" Here's a health to them that's awaV 

The Qualities that Win Myra Laura Thomas '04 Phi 

"Thy spirit which keeps thee is noble, courageous, high, 


Our Alumnae Irene Hamilton, '03 Kappa. 

"There is a past that is gone forever, but there's a future 

all our own." 

Vine la Compagnie Alice Graham, '04 Psi. 

"Prosperous life, long and ever happy." 

When the toastmistress called the banqueters to order and the 
chairs were turned facing her, the sight of nearly two hundred 
Delta Gammas was good to behold. All eyes were turned 
upon Mrs. Carpenter when she began to speak : 

Sisters in Delta Gamma : — 

If I were asked to put into words 
the conflicting emotions which fill me, I should stop in despair, 
so deeply do I live the pride, the happiness which being here 
among so large a number of my Delta Gamma sisters, in the 
shadow of my Alma Mater, brings to me. The honor which 
you have conferred upon me, I consider a most high one — I 
thank you, and feel that its appreciation is only marred by the 
knowledge of the unworthiness of the recipient. 

During the past month, I have resembled in feelings the 

Bride of Burleigh when, 

"A trouble weighed upon her and perplexed her night and morn, 
With the burthen of an honor to which she was not born." 

In pleading my impoverished mental condition to our Banquet 
Committee, and begging for sympathy and release, I am forced 
to believe that they are of the same mind with the waggish 
darkey, who said to a crowd collected about him — "My brud- 
ders, in all afflictions, in all ob your troubles, dar is one place 
you can always find sympathy," — "Whar? Whar?" shouted sev- 
eral of his audience — "In de dictionary" he replied, rolling his 
eyes skyward. I am sure our Committee's sympathy is all "in 
de dictionary." 

"Life is to be fortified by many friendships — To love and be 
loved is the greatest happiness of existence" says Sydney Smith. 
True this is of college life and college friendships. How stirring 
the influence of hundreds of mentally eager girls upon the char- 


acter of one another, when they live for four years in the closest 
daily companionship. No more healthy, generous, democratic 
friendships exist than those formed in college. Tis sweet to go 
back to the ancient history of my own girlhood, and to tell you 
of those dear enduring friendships in Delta Gamma which have 
stood the test of time for many years, and whose flowers blossom 
as brighdy today as they did in the eighties. I see many sweet 
faces in my audience, whose friendship honors me as does 
nothing else under the sun. 

Response by Pearl Miller of Zeta. 

"Friendship is a word the very sight of which in print makes the 

heart warm." 

Madame Toastmistress and Sisters in Delta Gamma : 

Goethe has said: "Friendship is the golden chain by which 
society is bound together." The chain of college friendships is 
the one which so firmly binds together the hearts of college 
girls, and the fraternal links in this chain are those which wind 
so closely about the girls of the Greek world. 

We Delta Gammas are proud of our motto, "A union of souls 
is an anchor in storms," and we feel in our fraternity, that with 
our anchor which holds us strong and firm, and with the golden 
chain of friendship by which we are united, drifting is impossible 
and strength and faithfulness inevitable. But we must remem- 
ber that a chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and if, in 
our fraternal circle, one golden link of friendship shall be broken, 
the whole chain is thereby weakened. And so it is that each of 
us must give trust, sincerity, affection, sympathy, the best that 
is within us, if we would keep this chain strong and intact, for 
friendship, as has been fittingly said, "is the most unselfish thing 
in the world. It gives all, and demands nothing, but with the 
giving comes the blessing, infinitely sweeter because unsought." 
The trouble often is, that we do not know how to be friends. 
We have not learned that "to have a friend, is to be one." We 
too often expect to reap the rewards of friendship where we have 
not sown." The loyalty which is essential to true friendship 
finds expression in service, and "this loyalty, this service, is but 
the outward result of constancy of soul." 


"To love, we need to know each other. 
'Tis hard to feel that one a sister, 
Unless our hand has grasped her hand, 
Unless we see unfold, expand, 
From bud to blossom, sweet friendship's flower 
Which does not blossom in an hour; 
Unless we know her inmost thought, 
Unless our souls have been inwrought, 
With one another, year by year, 
Comrades in hope, in joy, in fear; 
Who would have friends, must friendly be, 
So teaches our fraternity. M 

And may each Delta Gamma be such a friend as she would 
wish to have; for each of us must prove for herself whether 
friendship is but a name, or a living reality. But we must not 
allow our chain of friendship to end with our own sisterhood, 
nor yet with the circle of Greekdom, but it should extend to the 
very limits of the college world Our fraternity should be but 
a link in our chain, and altho' it is but natural that the strongest 
link should be within our own sisterhood, yet we should not be 
narrow, but should rather make our love toward our azun sisters, 
the "source from which to draw strength and friendship to im- 
part to other girls/' 

Of course, the easiest and most natural way, is to settle down 
with happiness and content, and look no further than one's own 
chapter for friends; but the girl who yields to this tendency 
fails to make the most of her opportunities, for one of the 
greatest lessons which college life teaches us, is "charity, broad- 
minded toleration, and justice toward all." This lesson we 
should learn first in our fraternity, only to use and practice it in 
the world outside. 

Thackeray has said; "Cultivate kindly those friendships of your 
youth; how different the intimacies of after-days are, and how 
much weaker the grasp of your own hand, after it has been 
shaken about in twenty years commerce with the world, and has 
held and dropped a thousand equally careless palms. As you 
can seldom fashion your tongue to speak a new language after 
twenty, the heart refuses to receive friendship pretty soon." And 
so, in these delightful college days, when we begin to draw to- 
gether the filaments of our happy dream life, and weave them 


together into a definite ideal, may we seize the opportunity to 
form those friendships which shall prove such a blessing in after 
years, for "true college friendship is constant; it ceases not with 
college days, but only with life." 

How often do our older sisters tell us that it was after leaving 
college halls, when disappointment followed disappointment, 
and defeat succeeded defeat until the burdened heart sought 
refuge in solitude, that it was then that the "Greek world, in 
which they had loved and served, seemed to stretch out and 
enfold them, and the sparkle of a tiny golden anchor, with all it 
means and suggests, was to them a talisman of success." 

And so to us who must so soon leave the portals of college 

halls and go forth into the bustling world of every-day life, may 

there be given in future years, that constant inspiration which 

shall spur us on to truth and right, — the precious memory of 


" Reach your band to me, my friend 

With its heartiest caress; 
Sometime there will come and end 

To its present faithfulness, 
. Sometime I may ask in vain 

For the touch of it again, 
When between us, land or sea, 

Holds it ever back from me." 

Toastmistress: — Indicative of the tremendous influence that 
enviroment exerts, is a little story that was told me by a clever 
Irishman not long ago — An English father of three sons, obtained 
positions for them severally in Scotland, England and Ireland. 
When they were grown men, the father died and left the strange 
request that each son deposit five pounds in his coffin. The 
English-bred son remembering that England expects every sub- 
ject to "do his duty" walks straight to the coffin, and without any 
emotion gives up his five pounds. The Scotch-bred son, thrifty, 
canny Scot that he was, hates to part with his five pounds but 
after one fond look, deposits his hard earned gold. Next comes 
the product of Irish influence, weeping and wringing his hands 
in distress, "Sure and he was the best fayther a son ever had ! 
May his soul rest in peace !" Then sobbingly takes out the ten 
pounds, carefully stows them away in his trousers pocket and 
puts in his note for fifteen. 


Perhaps this story may illustrate in a somewhat exaggerated 
degree, the influence of environment during the impressionable 
period of our lives. 

I am going to inflict upon you another story, even at 
the risk of your thinking that my small addresses are so 
thin in theme and so thick with stories, that they resemble the 
peanut candy where you can not see the candy for the peanuts, 
or to put it a little differendy, where you can not catch the 
thought for the chestnuts. "Our pledge" recalls a story — A 
story of Pat — and may our pledge never be held as lighdy as 
was that of this same irrepressible Pat, whose fondness for drink 
was the cause of much sorrow to his faithful priest. After many 
prayers and admonitions, Pat finally took a new lease of life, 
signed the pledge and fervently swore that he and the flowing 
bowl had parted company forever. But alas for Pat and alas 
for his pledge. Not many days later with a suspicious looking 
can in his hand, he was met by the priest — with a guilty look he 
unsteadily thrust the can inside his coat and buttoned it in 
securely. He met his accuser as boldly as his condition would 
permit, "What's the matter with you Pat, have you a tumor?" 
"Faith no, your honor" quickly responds the son of Erin, "It's a 
can, sir." Let us toast "Our Pledge." 

Response by Florence Ristin of Rho. 

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, 
so long lives this," — Our Pledge. 

Madame Toastmistress, Sisters all in Delta Gamma: 
For weeks we have been looking forward to Convention, — 
planning, imagining, anticipating, but it is not one half what we 
imagined, it is a hundred times more and better. If you should 
endeavor to enquire into the condition of mind of Rho's repre- 
sentative tonight, you would find it running at almost lightning 
speed in a frantic effort to produce some sort of order out of the 
chaos of delightful memories of the Thirteenth Biennial Conven- 
tion of Delta Gamma, — of Omega of Delta Gamma, of National 
Delta Gamma, and last but not least, of Rho of Delta Gamma. 
At the beginning of our existence in Delta Gramma on the 
memorable initiation eve, we are so awed and delighted with the 
strangeness and the beauty of the new Greek World, that we do 
not fully realize the depth of the meaning of our pledge. But 

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later, when friendship, sympathy, and assistance have made 
bright some dark day, we begin to learn; every initiation becomes 
more solemn, more impressive, f rought with more meaning and 
deeper. Our common aim, — the honor and welfare of Delta 
Gamma,— forms a bond which cannot be broken. In striving 
for the ideal of our own pledge our friendships and sympathies 
are broadened to include not only Delta Gamma sisters, but 
also college sisters who have, for various reasons, no fraternity 
bonds. "For he who has a thousand friends has not a friend to 
spare." You have heard, perhaps of the elderly maiden who, 
when a friend attempted to offer sympathy because of her single 
state, replied tartly, "I have no need whatever of a man; I have 
a lamp that smokes, a parrot that swears, and a cat that stays 
out nights." We often are satisfied with substitutes; we pick up 
a few specimens of shining quartz — social distinctions or pleasant 
surroundings, but do we always dig deep for the exemplary 
womanhood and the ideal friendships of our Delta Gamma 

Emersonsays. — "A friend may well be reckoned a masterpiece 
of nature." And what greater masterpiece than a Delta Gamma 
friend? "We have received nothing better from the immortal 
gods, nothing more delightful." 

So here's to the greatest masterpiece of all — the Delta Gamma 
friends, — Our Pledge. 

Toastmistress: — In the kindergarten, the outer circle means 
harmony, one-ness. A naughty child is put outside this circle to 
some dark corner, is no longer "at one" with his playmates. 
Since the banishment of our weak children to the tender mer- 
cies of the cold, cold world, perfect harmony exists in our outer 
circle. I propose the toast "The Outer Circle." 

Response by Mrs. Jane Tracy Fabian of Lambda. 

• "Where the brook and river meet." 
Madame Toastmistress, Sisters in Delta Gamma: — 
Longfellow's poem, from which the motto for my toast is taken 
runs for three short stanzas thus: 

"Maiden! with the meek, brown eyes, 
In whose orbs a shadow lies 
Like the dust in evening skies! 


"Thou whose looks outshine the sun, 
Golden tresses, wreathed in one, 
As the braided streamlets run! 

"Standing with reluctant feet, 
Where the brook and river meet, 
Womanhood and childhood fleet!" 

The brook and the river are exemplified in Delta Gamma by 
the active student chapter and the alumnae world respectively; 
and here in this Convention and at this banquet table the two 
most happily meet. 

In the hills and meadows, a few miles from this Convention 
place with its sweet fraternal associations, a small stream takes 
its rise, and, gradually developing in power as it flows, is finally 
known to the geography of the state by the suggestive name of 
Sugar River. From what we have seen of the crystaline char- 
acter and saccharine qualities of Omega Chapter here at Madison, 
during the past few days, we are prepared most cheerfully and 
cordially to grant that Omega, from the sparkling brook repre- 
sented in its active chapter to the stately river for which its 
alumnae stand, is in every respect worthy of being known as the 
Sugar River of Delta Gamma. 

The geography of Winconsin also shows that the Sugar joins 
the Pecatonica and finally flows into the Rock river down in the 
state of Illinois. That the Pecatonica stands for the male con- 
tingent with which the life of Omega's graduate membership is 
ultimately united, I am not prepared to state; certainly I cannot 
believe, from the serene and cheerful faces of the alumnae 
present, that their married lives are typical of the stony fords of 
Rock river. In this respect, the map should be changed; so that 
from the point where the Rock and the Sugar meet down to 
where there united waters empty into the Mississippi, the stream 
should be known as the Sugar all the way. 

The life of the active student girl is pictured in the course of 
the brook which Tennyson has so graphically painted : 

"I chatter over stony ways, 

In little sharps and trebles, 
I bubble into eddying bays, 

I babble on the pebbles. 


"With many a curve my banks I fret 

By many a field and fallow, 
And many a fairy foreland set 

With willow-weed and mallow. 

"I chatter, chatter, as I flow 

To join the brimming river, 
For men may come and men may go, 

But I go on forever." 

The student experience in rushing through recitations, slipping 

between threatened conditions, and getting by "quizzes" and 

"exams" is vividly portrayed thus: 

"By thirty hills I hurry down, 

Or slip between the ridges, 
By twenty thorps, a little town, 

And a half a hundred bridges." 

We see the social whirl, the occasional conquest, and the 
little honors which grace the current of student life in the follow- 
ing lines: 

"I wind about, and in and out, 

With here a blossom sailing, 
And here and there a lusty trout, 
And here and there a grayling. 

"And here and there a foamy flake 

Upon me as I travel, 
With many a silvery waterbreak 

Above the golden gravel. 

"And draw them all along and flow 

To join the brimming river, 
For men may come and men may go, 

But I go on forever." 

As the subject assigned to me, "The Outer Circle," doubtless 
refers to the alumnae, I am supposed to discuss the river, rather 
than that fascinating theme the brook, to which Tennyson has 
done such beautiful justice. 

There are seventeen chapters which now unite their purifying 
and ennobling alumnae currents to form the Delta Gamma water- 
shed of this continent. Delta Gamma ideals and activities are 
thereby diffused into the intellectual life and into the home de- 
velopment of no small portion of the United States; and the 
brooklets and the rivers are multiplying in number and increas- 
ing in breadth and strength and sparkling purity as the years go 
by. The beauty of Delta Gammaism is, that wherever it flows, 


human life is helped, is inspired and strengthened on the way. 
There are flowers on its banks. Its course is marked by green 
fields and thrifty groves and useful forests. 

Sixteen years ago Delta Gamma opened an irrigation canal 
into the desert of Lower California, and today that once barren 
region is a garden of roses and lillies and geraniums, and the 
native pepper tree has been transformed into orange groves and 

Over on the Atlantic coast, back in 1885, we started with a 
tiny charter brook of four members. Today from the shades of 
Cornell flows a stately alumnae stream which in strength and 
beauty rivals the Hudson. 

To give life and beauty to the Great West we have tapped 
the mountain brooks of the Rockies and erected one of the finest 
irrigation reservoirs in the history of Greek letter life at the 
University of Colorado. For the culture and invigoration of a 
new and regenerated South, during nearly a generation, near 
the banks of the Tallahatchie, in the groves of classic Oxford* 
old chapter Psi is ever the fount of Delta Gammaism. 

The Mississippi valley, of course, is the great watershed of 
Delta Gamma. On the banks of the Ohio and Missouri, of the 
Illinois and the Iowa, of the Rock and the Wabash, and among 
the fields and hills and cities of these and the other great Mississ- 
ippi tributaries, Delta Gamma stands pre-eminent in Greek 
letter sorority life, and is a daily contributor to the May flowers 
and June verdure of Mississippi valley civilization. 

Our active chapter brooklets have a right to demand of the 
alumnae rivers an account of the annual contributions which the 
brooklets furnish and which the rivers carry to the sea — the 
great sea of national life. What do the rivers do? What do 
the rivers make? What have the rivers of alumnae sistership 
to show? 

The poet Longfellow, who pictures the maiden as 

"Standing with reluctant feet, 
Where the brook and river meet." 

continues with the following alluring appeal: 

"Then why pause with indecision, 
When bright angels in thy vision 
Beckon thee to fields Blysian?" 


This is the poet's roseate picture. Practically, while every 
alumnae river is supposed to have a bank, not all have bank 
accounts. As to what Delta Gamma rivers make, this much 
may truthfully be said, that, unlike the Mississippi, they do not 
make a gulf; although, like the Mississippi, they do form deltas. 

In conclusion, let me say on this subject of rivers and their 
products, there is the Delta of the Mississippi, the Delta of the 
Nile, and Delta Gamma, these three; but the greatest of these 
is Delta Gamma. 

Toastmistrkss: — To be fifty years young is something more 
cheerful and hopeful than to be thirty years old. 

"Were I gray as the grayest old rat in the wall, 
My locks would turn brown at the sight of you all, 
If my heart were as dry as the shell on the sand, 
It would fill like the goblet I hold in my hand. 

A hope for our future, 

A sigh for our past, 
We love, we remember, we hope to the last, 
And for all the base lies that the almanacs hold, 
While we've youth in our hearts, we can never grow old." 

Here's to the "Days of Old." 

Response by Pearl Marty of Eta. 
"O years gone down into the past, what pleasant memories come to me." 
Madame Toastmistress and Delta Gamma sisters: — 

I'm sure I don't know why I've been given this subject, "In 
Days of Old," unless it's because I'm a Senior from the oldest 
chapter. But that is no reason why I should give you a history 
of the early days of our fraternity, besides it would be so much 
like reviewing for an examination that you would not enjoy it. 

The committee has suggested that I "repair to old archives, 
and pursue many moulded and moth-eaten manuscripts, and so 
bring light as it were, out of darkness, to inform the present 
world what the former did." This reminds me of a note sent to 
excuse a schoolboy's absence: — It read — "Dear Teacher please 
excuse Johnny for not coming to school to-day. He is dead." 

I might give the same excuse for not perusing Eta's old manu- 
scripts. They all perished in the fire, along with the archives. 

But I have been looking over the charred and half-burned 
pages of same of the early Anchoras, and perhaps it would in- 
terest you to hear how they compare with our present publication. 


They are very different, from one glaring blue cover to 
the other. The picture on the front cover, a girl poised 
on the prow of a ship, leaning toward a large anchor in the 
horizon, is itself suggestive of the launching of this venture. 
The greatest difference, however, is found in the chapter 
letters. It would seem funny, now, to devote the greater part of 
a chapter letter to a description of the progress of each member 
in learning to skate as did the old Theta chapter, where members 
were learning to skate on Wade Park in Cleveland. The letter 
even informs us that one girl skated on twenty-five dollar skates. 

Still, one has a great reverence for these old Anchoras. Just 
as now we judge a fraternity from its publication, so we may 
judge our fraternity ancestors by the spirit we see here. And 
they were filled with enthusiasm, loyalty, and the spirit which 
has brought us here. They thought much of our fraternity and 
knew what a wonderful thing it is to have a friend. The efforts 
of those early Delta Gammas formed the basis of our present 
strong foundation and we should not forget them here, tonight. 

For if we continue to keep before us their high ideal and noble 
purpose, we may feel confident that Delta Gammaism will always 
be the same inspiration to college girls as it was — in days of old. 

Toastmistress : — It was my first intention, in proposing this, 
the toast of the evening, to trust to the spur of the moment. But 
sometimes the moment forgets its spur. Then I endeavored to 
collect my thoughts, and I found it as difficult as to make a col- 
lection for any other charitable occasion. I have come to the 
conclusion that there is no new guise in which to introduce this 
well known article, Man. Had I known in what manner or 
under what specific head or class he was to be treated in the 
address which is to follow, all would have been different. Gen- 
eric man presents no obstacles to fluent and easy discourse — 
Why is this? Woman is included. Homeric man is different 
— he is a creature by himself, one of, not with us. Why was 
not some poet inspired to balance Woman, lovely Woman, with 
Man, homely Man. All would have been plain sailing — as it is, 
unless I originate some quotation, I am forced to bring this toast 
of the evening before you unheralded by pomp of power or blare 
of trumpet — I apologize to "Man." 


Response by Louisa Raeder of Sigma. 

"Here's health to them that's awa\" 

Madame Toastmistress; — Delta Gammas: 

When I first learned that I was to have the honor of respond- 
ing to a toast at the Convention Banquet my heart was filled 
with an unutterable dread. I feared that to my lot would fall some 
subject, deep and abstruse, such as "The influence of fraternity 
life on the mental, moral and spiritual nature of a girl." 

You can then imagine what my pleasure must have been on 
finding that I have received the extremely simple subject "Man." 

Aside from its simplicity, this subject appeals to me in another 
way. For many thousands of years this world has labored under 
certain great delusions and to-night I find myself in a position 
to dispel some of these. It is a chance long waited for and 
hoped for by me, I assure you. And, then of course my joy is 
greater when I realize that I am bringing this new light first to 
the girls of Delta Gamma, the high and mighty of this universe. 

Now you all know how, throughout all the centuries, woman 
has been endowed by the versatile and oft times deceitful pen of 
man with certain general characteristics. It is my pleasant task 
to prove to you that some of these characteristics belong to man 
as well as to woman. 

For instance, men say that women beat about the bush, that 
they never go at a point directly. Why, the idea! Was it not 
Eve who got the apple first hand from the serpent, and Adam 
who took it from her? 

Next, men say that women are not practical, that they have 
not clear business heads. To prove that sometimes they have 
better ones than men, let me cite an example. When Romeo 
was mooning around and cursing fate, was it not Juliet, who, with 
an eye to business, proposed that they go to Friar Lawrence 
and get married? 

Men have said that women can not keep a secret. This is a 
malicious falsification — the fact that they don't, being no sign 
that they are not able to. Men keep secrets as little as women 
do and make a lot more trouble by not doing so, than women 
ever dreamed of. For instance, if Pythagoras, on discovering 
that the sum of the squares of the two sides of a right angled 


triangle equalled the square of the hypothenuse, had kept this 
discovery to himself, instead of wildly shouting "Eureka, I have 
it," how much trouble he would have saved future generations 
of struggling mathematicians. 

We have the fact drummed into our ears continually that on 
critical occasions women lose their presence of mind. Nonsense. 
I can prove the contrary in one instance at least. When in the 
War of 1 812 Washington was in great danger of attack from 
the British and all the inhabitants were fleeing, they say that 
President Madison, being somewhat rattled, saved the papers 
of state while his wiser wife took to her heels with the family 

Well I really could go on all night citing example such as these 

but I'll refrain. One word however I would like to add in proof 

of woman's general superiority to man and I can not express it 

better than by quoting these lines from Burns: — 
"Auld Nature swears, the lovely dears 
Her noblest work she classes, O; 
Her 'prentice han' she tried on man, 
An' then she made the lasses, O." 

But I have "knocked" enough and am now ready to admit 

that there are some nice things about men. A manless world 

would surely be a dreary place. So in spite of all their faults 

we'll — endure them still and 

"Let 'em be clumsy or let 'em be slim, 
Young or ancient, I care not a feather, 
So fill a pint bumper right up to the brim 
And let us e'en toast 'em together." 

Toastmistress: — Being in the embarassing position of an 
alumna myself, I feel that a few brilliant flashes of silence on my 
part would be more fitting than honeyed words, lest you say of 
me, as the young man said of the conceited Miss, "I like 
to throw boquets at her, she is such a good catcher." 

Response by Irene Hamilton of Kappa. 

"Our Alumnae." 
"There is a past that is gone forever and there is a future still our own. " 

Madame Toastmistress, Sisters in Delta Gamma: — 

When I saw those words "Our Alumnae" staring up at me 

from the letter announcing the subject of my toast I trembled 

with fear. How could I, an undergraduate, ever hope fittingly 



to toast our grave, reverend and dignified Alumnae? I am in 

as bad a pickle as Richard Harding Davis once was. He was 

present in a company of musical celebrities, many of whom had 

been playing pieces of their own composition. When he was 

called upon to furnish his share of the entertainment, he marched 

boldly up to the piano, studied the keys intently for a moment 

or two, then turning to Paderewski, who was standing near, said, 

"At home, I always compose my pieces on a Weber. Could 

you tell me where the note which is under the W on a Weber 

would be on a Steinway?" 

Where is the lost note, or is it rather the missing link — that 

indefinable difference that distinguishes a college girl, an active 

girl, from an alumna? Can those of us who are standing on the 

edge of the Alumnae world, can we detect it any more clearly 

than we could when as Freshmen, the idea of being an Alumna 

was as shadowy and far away as the idea of matrimony, a vague, 
indefinite something which might happen in the far distant future? 
And in that it is not very far away and yet very hard to 
reach, I am reminded of the story of the two Swedes, brothers, 

who were out rowing together one day. They put in at a small 
island. One of them was to wait for the other but he soon grew 
impatient and started to row home alone. Just then his brother 
appeared on the bank, waving frantically to him to return. 

"Jump, jump!" the Swede called back, "I think you can make 
it in two jumps!" 

This difference, this margin as it were, is vague, indefinable, 
elusive. With the poet, we wonder as we approach its shadowy 
boundary lines, 

"Is it night or daylight yet? 
Somewhere the birds seem singing yet 
Though surely now the sun has set." 

How can we help envying our Alumnae? They are ever 
calm, cool and collected and always seem to have plenty of time. 
As for the active girl! The description once given of a thief 
only needs a fraternity capping of quotation marks to fit her. 
A man pursuing a thief ran into a portly gentleman whom the 
thief had just passed. "Did you see him, did you see him? 
What did he look like?" he questioned. 

"Whom? that man who just went by?" was the reply, "He, 
he looked like — like he had no time to spare." 


Our Alumnae! we love them one and all! and yet how many 
different types of alumnae girls there are. How well every one 
of us knows the fostering mother of the fraternity, to whom we 
turn at all times for advice, sympathy and love, in joy or in trouble, 
and who is always ready to give a helping hand to each one 
of us. Then there is the alumna living in a small town, perhaps 
separated from all of us. Though she may not be doing much 
for the fraternity now, we know what she has done and that she 
still cherishes her love for Delta Gamma. Every chapter, too, 
numbers among its alumnae its Lost Leaders, not so famous as 
Browning's, perhaps, but whose loss is quite as keenly felt. We 
all know the story, it is older than time, but it always bears re- 

"Just for a home and a husband she left us, 
Just for a prefix to add to her name, 
Took one step which so sorely bereft us 
Left nothing else in her absence the same. 
We shall rush badly, bereft of her presence, 
Few word 8 encourage us now from her lips; 
We work for the fraternity, while she washes the dishes. 
Goes to the club, tears her neighbors to bits." 

The story of the creation of the world was told in only six 
hundred words, and yet I know that if I should try to mention 
all that our Alumnae have done for Delta Gamma, 1 would far 
exceed that limit. They are the real Delta Gammas; once an 
alumna, always an alumna. To them we owe the very fact 
that we are Delta Gammas. 

Emerson said "Hitch your wagon to a star" but the Alumnae 
have taught us that the true Delta Gamma motto should be 
"anchor it there." 

Looking back only eighteen years we can see how much they 
have accomplished. Eighteen years ago with this very chapter 
which has entertained us so royally, our third Convention was 
held. Only seven chapters then and about two hundred Delta 
Gammas in existence. And now fifteen active chapters, two 
alumnae and more than twelve hundred of us all together. The 
contrast almost overwhelms one. 

I was reading in a modern society novel the other day, the 
story of a woman who said she should hate to go to Heaven 


and confess that she had never been to Europe, and I thought 
how much more humiliating it would be to go to Heaven and 
acknowledge that one had never been a Delta Gamma. And if 
this is true, more than all things else do we owe it to our 
Alumnae that we shall never have this shame-faced confession 
to make. 

We are told that "there's a past that is gone forever, and a 
future that's all our own" but sometimes we are inclined to 
question its truth. For the past is never gone — and certainly 
the past of Delta Gamma is one of the best possessions that our 
fraternity can ever have. And so the Alumnae are thrice blest, 
the past is theirs, their influence is shaping the present, and what- 
ever gifts the future may have in store for us, are surely theirs 
as well as ours. 

"Then 'ere's to you dear Alumnae girls, you're the best D. G's we know 
You love us and you scold us but then you help us so, 
*Twas all your work that made D. G. the best frat of the lot 
And so we'll have a toast to you, the best D. G's we've got." 

Toastmistress: — May the best day we have seen be worse 
than the worst that is to come! "Vive la Compagnie!" 

Response by Alice Pickney Graham of Psu 

"Prosperous life; long and ever happy." 
Madame Toastmistress and Members of Delta Gamma Fraternity: 

It is with pleasure that I bring you a greeting from the south 
and I only wish that all of Psi's members could be here to share 
with me the happiness and the inspiration of this occasion. I 
feel that it is an especial privilege to be here at this, the 
largest Convention ever held by Delta Gamma. 

Its size shows what Delta Gamma must mean to us when so 
many representatives — not only active but Alumnae — have came 
from such distances and in many cases, at the expenditure of 
great effort. I feel that we are especially privileged to have 
with us one who has come with love — not only for her own 
chapter and for Delta Gamma as she is to-day — but enthusiastic 
in the outlook for our future at Washington University. We also 
rejoice in the presence of six of our most distant chapter, our 
progressive Upsilon sisters, and the unusally large delegation 
from nearer chapters. 

One of the greatest pleasures of Convention week has been 


the pride which we have all felt in the unsurpassed grace and 
dignity with which our Grand President has so ably managed 
our Convention. 

We realize that it is the entertaining chapter that has made 
possible the glorious opportunities of the past few days. 

All drink with me to Delta Gamma as she banquets to-night 
and may she have a "prosperous life, long and ever happy." 

Toastmistress: — "There is one among us tonight, who, by her 
calm judgement, tact and unfailing loyalty to Delta Gamma, has 
piloted our ship of state thro' many troubled waters, and whose 
love for Delta Gamma has brought her across a continent to join 
us here. I refer to Susie Wegg Smith. Shall we drink her 
health and may we hear a word from her?" 

Mrs. Smith, with a girlishly rosy and dimpled face alight with 
the sweetness and earnestness of her maturer womanhood, spoke 
in an exquisitely modulated voice on "The Spirit of Love, — the 
impetus of Life, the atmosphere of Home, the link of the Fra- 

Then the Delta Gamma songs were started, the minutes flew 
by, and after one farewell upon another, the Thirteenth Biennial 
Banquet, the climax to Convention, was at an end. 

J. A. R. Psi '94. 

Delta Gammas at tHe Madison Convention. 

Kappa Theta Alumna: — Blanche Garten, Helen Welch, '01; Joy 
Webster, ex-'96; Grace Abbott, Clara Mulliken, '00; Elflaeda Hecker, 
'00; Fanny Cole, '01; Nelia Cochrane, ex-'08. Chi Upsilon Alumna— 
Mrs. Emily Berry Howland, Chi, '96. Omega Alpha Alumna — Mona 
Martin, Upsilon, '03. Psi Omicron Alumna — Joe Anna Ross, '94; 
Desiree Branch, '00. Alpha— Dr. Julia March, '87; Mrs. Helen Williams 
Hoover, '98; Bertha Tedrow, '93; Eva Lorenz, '02; Agnes Starkey, '02; 
Mary Russell, '03; Elsie Meek, '05; Zeta— Harriette Belle Frost, '99; 
Georgia Pratt, '04; Pearl Miller, '04; Eta— Pearl Marty, '04. Theta— 
Estella Leas, '04; Rosetta Clarke, '04; Kappa— Margaret Honeywell, '08; 
Irene Hamilton, '03; Roma Love, '06; Edith Dumont, Hortense Clarke, 
'04. Lambda — Mrs. Helen Humphreys Lawrence, '01 ; Mrs. Mary Carter 
Frankfurter, Mrs. Jane Tracey Fabian, '00; Lois Tennant, '04; Alice 
Bean, '04; Margaret Van Bergen; Alice McClelland, '08; Gertrude Mc- 
Ivor, Eleanor Dickinson, Nelle Stinchfteld, '04; Alice Carter, Eleanor 
Mann, Ruth Rasholt, '04; Helen Smith, 06. Xi— Genevieve Ledyard 
Derby, '00; Lucy Cooley, '03; Florence Pearl Cady, *08; Mary Cooley 


Horton, '04. Rho— Frances Morgan, '02; Florence Distin, '04. Sigma — 
Nina Foster Howard, '95; Bess Harbert, ex-'97; Corinne Harbert, ex-'97; 
Flora Saner, ex-'97; Grace Telling, '99; Margarite Sheppard, '00; Ruth 
Crandon, '08; Irene Cook, Elsie Dewar, Virginia Sheppard, '02: Hortense 
Kindall, 08; Katherine McHarg, '04;— Julia Starkweather, '04; 
Mrs. Florence Carpenter Smith, '02; Elizabeth Hillman, '04; Helen 
Nay, Anna McDonald, Florence Flannery, Louise Raeder, '04 Tau — 
Madge Young, '04; Harriet Holt, '94. Upsilon— Margaret Smith, '04; 
Lena Loser, '03; Christina Rose, '02; Alice Arnold, '08; Edyth EUerbeck, 
'01. Phi— Lilian Hart Lewis, ex-'OO; Myra Laura Thomas, '04. Chi— 
Jessie Sibley, '04. P$i — Alice Graham, '04. Omega — Mrs. Easton 
(Marion L. Johnson, '92); Mrs. Winfield Smith (Susie Wegg, '91); Mary 
Forbes, '91; Mrs. Charles Carpenter (Imogene Hand, '87): Mrs. Siegel 
(Mary Lamb, '82); Mrs. Cassoday (Sophie Clawson, '92); Mrs. Beebee 
(Ada Walker, '94); Mrs. Manning (Bessie Gernon, '97); Margaret 
Rogers, '99; Marcia Jackman, '00; Mrs. Lester May hew (Carrie Owen, 
'98); Mrs. Anson Mayhew (Eva Bostwick, '96); Ella Babcock, '00: Edna 
Russell, '00: Leora Moore, '99; Maud Stedman. '02; Madge Stedman, 02 
Leonore Meinehart, '01; Mrs. Willett Spooner (Katharine Noyes, '98) 
Mrs. Kerr (Mabel Bushnell. '91); Jessie Hand, '95; Helen Dodge, '97 
May Stoppenbach, '02; Harriet Bostwick, '01; Anna Valentine, '00 
Sara Thoen, '05, Genevieve McDill, '02; Julia Sawyer, '02; Ella Hardy 
'02; Mrs. Fuller (Georgie Steel, '02); Mrs. Annie Storer Brown, '89 
Katherine McDonald, '86; Ella Gernon, '91; Amy Stevens, '91: Mary 
Stuart Foster, '94; Mary Main, '98; Elizabeth Mills, '95; Mrs. Bird Cas- 
soday Johnson, '98; Mrs. Florence Bashford Spensley, '97; Martha 
Pound, '97; Helen Dodge, '97; Mrs. Katherine May Clawson Sumner, 
'94; Mrs. Elizabeth Vilas Gary, '98; Mrs. Marie Miner Doyor, '92; Daisy 
Dye, '00; Alice Jackson, '00; Ellen Lamb, '00; Kate Vilas, '01; Katherine 
Sanborn, '02; Florence Nelson, '02; Mrs. Eleanor Bardeen Johnson, 
Mary Cunningham, '08; Julia Cole, Madge Lorenger, Bessie Throne, 
Adelaide Miller, Marion Jones, '05; Mary Holmes Stevens, Carolyn Bull, 
'04. Helen Whitney, Ethelwyn Anderson, Ruth Miner, Helen Harvey, 
Madel Odell, '05; Florence Palmer, Mary Forbes, Bettina Jackson, Fran- 
ces Cecilia Main, Elsie Stevens, Joyce Hunter, Julia Cole, Elsie Thorn, 
Harriet Hughes, Rose Dye, Leora Moore, Leta Harvey, Grace Woock, 
Isabel Cunningham, Fanny Main. 

Delegates* Impressions of Convention. 

Convention inspires us with feelings self-congratulatory. We 
meet so many women of earnest aims and high purpose and are 
proud that we have with them the close bond of Fraternity. 
We realize that we are not the small local bond that the single 
chapter appears in our early experiences of fraternity life, but a 


well-knit national organization whose influence is felt east and 
west over this great land of ours. 

She who is so fortunate as to attend Convention wishes that 
all her chapters could share the privilege with her. As it is, she 
returns to them with the determination that they shall know all 
she can tell them of what has so renewed and inspired her 
fraternity interest and ideals. [Chi Upsilon.] 

There surely cannot be a more beautiful place for a May Con- 
vention than Madison, Wisconsin, where nature gave her very 
best to add to our enjoyment. 

At the mere mention of Convention, memories come thick 
and fast, and among the very pleasantest are of the hospitality 
and cordiality of the Omega girls to us all. It seems to me now 
that no one can know the whole joy of living until she has ex- 
perienced a Delta Gamma Convention. We may theorize for- 
ever that the anchor binds into one united sisterhood all those 
who wear it, but we need Convention to make this a vital truth. 
Convention teaches us many valuable lessons. It makes us feel 
and lAiow that our own chapter is only one of the many which 
make up an organized whole; that the success of the whole de- 
pends upon the co-operation and sisterly interest of its parts. 
Now, Upsilon, Psi, whatever the chapter may be, represents to 
us girls such as we ourselves are, whereas before most of these 
were mere names. The coming together of so many splendid 
girls having the same interests, the same ideals, cannot help but 
bring an inspiration. We come home loving our fraternity 
more and determined to make for it a name which shall live for- 
ever and one of which we shall be even more proud as the years 
go by. [Lambda.] 

As each delegation arrived we realized more and more the 
extent of Delta Gamma, and that each individual chapter is only 
a small part of the whole. This idea was even more strongly felt 
during the sessions where we saw the very deep interest of each 
delegate for the good of that whole, and knew how conscien- 
tiously she considered every subject brought before her. Our 
loyal Alumnae were also as interested in all important questions 
as the active chapters. Their experience made their opinions 
of inestimable value. 

Delta Gamma's conservatism was another very prominent 


feature. Individually, we must bear this in mind, and also re- 
member that nothing is really good for our chapter which is not 
good for the national organization. [Theta.] 

What is more difficult than to put into any orderly form, our 
impressions of a Delta Gamma Convention ? The very things 
that make the profoundest impression upon us are the very 
things we cannot tell. I find as I look back over Convention 
Week, that it is these little things that are going to make my 
Delta Gamma sisters dearer to me. But it is only the more 
material part of Convention that I can describe. 

The broadening influence of Convention is equaled by nothing 
else during our college course. We get out of our own little 
chapter circle and realize that we are not the only Delta Gam- 
mas on the fraternity roll. This is a shock that gives new life 
to the girl at Convention. It is a new insight that will give her 
chapter inspiration. 

Though it may seem to some that the position of a delegate is 
burdensome to a degree, it seems to me that the delegates had 
a better opportunity than anyone else to gain from the other 
chapters new ideas of rushing systems, and new methods of 
overcoming difficulties existing in college, and many other things 
that are of especial interest to a Delta Gamma girl who is eager to 
see Delta Gamma advance. This opportunity came about through 
our good fortune to be at table together. We felt free there to 
talk of things that were of the greatest interest to all the girls. 
It was the suggestions obtained here that all of us can put into 
practice. This association of the representatives of the different 
chapters created a more National feeling and served to put all 
the chapters on a common basis. 

In return for this most happy week Delta Gamma let me 
spend with her, I would gladly give what I owe, my time, my 
love, my best efforts. [Tau.] 

The idea of those four lakes on which Madison is situated 
has always exerted a mystic charm over us, but when we saw 
them! No one except those of our western sisters who live 
"high and dry 1 ' as we do, can imagine what they meant to us. 
Can anyone of us ever forget our boat-ride? How "merrily we 
rolled along o'er the deep blue sea" singing Delta Gamma songs 
and rivaling one another in our different college songs and yells? 


And then the University campus! Many of us came home 
with a little pang of envy in our hearts, but of course we would 
never admit that anything could ever equal our own college. 

From the moment we reached Madison until we left, we all 
felt that the girls of Omega were doing everything in their 
power to make our stay enjoyable, and we certainly could not 
have had a better time. How we delegates did enjoy it, all 
together like one large family at the frat. house ! What cozy 
little talks we had, the only trouble being that they were all too 

But the business meetings were the true source of inspiration 
at Convention. The understanding of how important were the 
questions discussed came to us, our views became broader 
through learning the opinions of others, and we felt that what 
we did would effect the welfare of Delta Gamma. Then we 
realized how truly important our task was, we came to appre- 
ciate what a National fraternity really is, and above all what 
Delta Gamma is. 

And last of all, the banquet! When we looked around upon 
all those girls and know that everyone of them wore a little 
golden anchor, a feeling of pride and joy and gladness came 
over us, such a feeling as none of us can ever forget. [Kappa.] 

From the time of our first appearance at Grace Church Guild 
Hall, all labelled like the fifty-seven varieties, until the following 
Saturday when the Madison girls bade us a fond farewell, we 
were most royally entertained by our Omega sisters. 

To me the most exciting moment of the whole Convention 

was at the opening of the first session. Seated in a semi-circle, 

the Grand Council drawn up in solemn array in front of us, we 

delegates, in fear and trembling, for the first time answered to 
roll call. I will say, however, that this fear soon wore off and 

by the time the President's address was over and various reports 
had been read, we were prepared to discuss with some slight de- 
gree of calmness the weighty questions laid before us. 

Perhaps the best lesson that Convention teaches us all — a les- 
son, too, which Convention alone can teach thoroughly — is to 
work not only for the good of our individual chapters but also 
for the good of our fraternity as a whole, for Delta Gamma. 




The Convention spirit was so strong that it not only pervaded 
and permeated Madison, but extended 'way to Chicago, where 
we first encountered a sister anchor. The warm greeting made 
us representatives of the youngest chapter feel a real grown up 
part of Delta Gamma and we realized the strength of that bond 
which makes us all one in its glorious sisterhood. 

The joy of finding everyone so interested in the welfare of our 
own chapter broadened our sympathies and strengthened and 
more clearly defined our fraternity ideals. 

In the business session, while everything was perfectly busi- 
ness-like, that spirit of love which we found everywhere held full 
sway; the ideal love which forgot local interests in striving for 
the general good and national welfare. Outside of business it took 
the form of sisterly love, and we came home filled with national 
love and local zeal and enthusiasm. [Rho.] 

Before going to Convention every Delta Gamma is full of 
enthusiasm, but more for her chapter than for our whole fraternity. 
Convention gives one loyalty to Delta Gamma first; to her 
chapter second. Not that it lessens one's pride and love for 
her own chapter; it gives her a different and deeper interest 
in it. Instead of thinking how she can help her chapter, she 
considers how our fraternity may be improved. For every- 
thing which helps the fraternity helps the chapters, though 
something may help one chapter which harms others. 

One of the most impressive things about our Madison Con- 
vention was its size. Nearly two hundred Delta Gammas from 
such different parts of the country show how much our fraternity 
must mean to its members. And the greater number of these 
representatives were women who had left college years ago and 
who now have many different interests. But they still keep in 
close touch with their fraternity and by their experience are able 
to give the younger members helpful suggestions. The dele- 
gate to Convention goes back to the chapters full of the 
enthusiasm and inspirations of these people ready to give as 
much of it as she can to less fortunate Delta Gammas. [Psi.] 

It is wonderful that the wearing of a small gold anchor will 
entitle one to such a reception and week of enjoyment as those 
received who were at Convention, and one felt no less pleased 
to realize that it was not the individual, but on account of the 
general fraternity, that this courtesy was shown. 


The Convention showed that Delta Gamma finds it hard to 
leave her customary conservative policy. Only one charter was 
granted by Convention, and that only after many assurances 
from those who knew that it was for the best good of the 

The business sessions were good to behold, because behind 
the formality of Robert's Rules one had confidence in that feel- 
ing of sympathy and justice which each felt for each other 
Delta Gamma. 

The spice of variety made the social functions all the more 
enjoyable. The other fraternities entertained most hospitably 
in their beautiful fraternity homes. 

One did not have to be very susceptible to fall in love with 
every member of the Grand Council, and with numerous others. 
The enthusiasm and inspiration which Convention arouses makes 
one hope she may never have to miss another, and the pre- 
dominant thought which every one who was there, felt and ex- 
pressed to each other was, "O! aren't you glad you're a Delta 
Gamma?" [Eta.] 

Among the thoughts which came to us since Convention, is 
that every chapter is different from every other one. Just as we 
have different types of women composing the chapter so we 
have different chapters composing our sisterhood. Every chap- 
ter has its own stamp. It is quite certain that there are no two 
exactly alike, yet all are striving for the same result, to make 
Delta Gamma the first in rank and power. 

I believe this Convention has shown us our weak points and 
that we can overcome this weakness. Our meeting has brought 
us in closer touch with one another. We have broadened. Still 
more enthusiasm has been aroused. Not only the active mem- 
bers but the Alumnae have a renewed interest. The questions 
discussed and the changes made point to even greater pros- 
perity. We firmly believe that the next two years will see 
Delta Gamma far ahead of what she has been. [Alpha.] 

Of all the delightful memories of Convention, that which I 
look back upon most fondly is the Delta Gamma banquet. 
After the splendid feast was finished and the toasts were given, 
came the most inspiring and glorious time of all, the singing of 
our songs by Delta Gammas from sea to sea. 


But let this memory of our grand sisterhood only make us 
still more careful whom we add to our circle. Let us always 
maintain a conservative policy and insist on the petitioning 
chapter presenting the strongest proofs and holding a good 
position during a certain time of probation. In this way we 
may feel very sure of the strength of the chapter to be taken in. 


The best, the strongest, upon whose helpfulness the fraternity 
rests securely, have heretofore, from point of numbers, been 
almost unnoticed and uncounted in our Convention census 

If there is any deeper rejoicing in the heart of the interested 
Alumnae than that this is not the truth of the Madison Conven- 
tion, it is, that the Alumnae of Delta Gamma were at Madison 
not only in census numerals but choicest spirit. 

To use, with a fraternity parallel, the question of the little girl 
who asked "Grandma, would you rather be two little girls or one 
grandma?*' I should have answered when I left my Alumnae 
chapter for Convention, looking, in comparison, at the wide 
awake and ambitious interests of the radiant active girl, her 
bursting enthusiasm over the possible accession of a Berkeley or 
a Washington chapter, and the whole of her joys in this advan- 
cing fraternity world, I should rather be two little girls. But 
now, thinking of the beautiful and gracious hospitality we all 
enjoyed there; of the great opportunities which the Alumnae 
member has in the Convention world and of all of the glorious 
Delta Gammas present, I am quite content to be one old lady*. 

Thus, in searching for key notes and suggestive after-thoughts of 
Convention, may I not say (tho* coming from an Alumna her- 
self, it may be a matter of self-gratulation) that the Alumnae 
element in Convention, their establishment as a factor and power 
in Convention is a meaning and happy omen for the national 
strength of our fraternity. Constitutional amendments were 

made that will effect our Alumnae chapter organization and bring 
the Alumnae girl in more unified touch with the national 
fraternity. All auguries are favorable that from now on we 
shall develop strength thro* them. 

Another correspondent has no doubt forestalled me in writing 
of the beautiful days in Madison. All that has been said of the 


hospitality of the Omega girls in her other two of these festival 
occasions was more than fully realized in this. We are grate- 
ful for every thrill of sociability and good companionship which 
enters into the Convention spirit. Omega, as a chapter, is 
haloed with a rarely perfect lineage of loyal alumnae, and thro' 
them more than any, the subject of this talk finds its justifica- 

In the West we are inclined to think that we are constantly 
chasing about for some new thing, but after what we have noted 
in Convention it seems to me we have been seeking, not some- 
thing new, but something old. And the keynote voiced by our 
fair representation of the new and the old, may be told in 
one word, "together." It is a great word in fraternity, a great 
word especially in organized fraternity. 

Delta Gamma as a fraternity needs stronger central organiza- 
tion. We cannot overlook the suggestion of commercial life. 
Fraternity has an aspect that may be detached from business, 
but fraternity in its external organization is business. We want 
the Alumnae in active co-opera.tion with the undergaduate to help 
build a fraternity business, a corporation, a trust where all their 
separate interests as far as they can be along general fraternity 
lines may be wholly centralized. Whatever may be said of the 
modern trust in its commercial development, may plainly be a 
principle of trust largely applicable to our fraternity affairs. 

"If we do not hang together," said Samuel Adams in the 
Revolution, "we shall hang separately." This will be the mes- 
sage that will come to us nationally, if we are unwilling to be 
bound together in all our active and Alumnae interests. We 
want in our Conventions to build up a big all-round constitution, 
one that will be fitted for every detail of our working affairs. 
We want policies shaped that shall be too big for compasses to 
measure. We want Alumnae hard at work in thought upon 
these things. We want business force, active response and ex- 
pression of opinion in our meetings. 

Are not these possibilities of usefulness for the Alumnae mem- 
ber in Convention? It is what is proven by our last Convention 
our Alumnae are beginning to do and it is where they are needed. 

It is thro* our Alumnae that we seek leadership in office. To 
fill offices efficiently do we not need means of recruiting them 

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from a greater number of wide-awake Alumnae who are in touch 
with affairs, not only as they brush off the rust and go to Con- 
vention attempting to get in touch in a day or two. It is for this 
reason that the active girl gives the stamp to Convention. Her 
active fraternity life has left her in finger's reach with all current 
questions, actions and policies of the fraternity. 

The Alumnae girl is just as loyal. She goes to Convention, 
but too often she is the silent member of it, because her sense of 
conscience that she is not posted, warrants her in avoiding a 
part in discussion. Again she is rarely stimulated to talk by 
feeling that thro* a delegate she has no vote upon matters which 
she does discuss. Let this be only a suggession that we need 
mare Alumna chapters. It is needless to say to what extent 
their larger experiences, their tact and dignity as women of 
affairs, who know people and things, will give them position in a 
business convention. 

Let us always have Alumnae at Convention, and thro* their 
co-operation in this way we cannot but aid to set standards of 
tactful, broad-minded and thoughtful reforms and of a highly 
organized fraternity. [Kappa Theta.] 

A host of pleasant impressions comes crowding into my mind 
at the mention of the Madison Convention. I see again Madi- 
son surrounded by its lakes, and crowned by its beautiful 
university buildings. I recall the pleasant chapter-house life 
delightfully novel to a girl accustomed to a large dormitory, 
and I think of the twenty sisters, newly met, who spent a happy 
week together. I remember the courtesies extended to Delta 
Gamma and her visitors by the other fraternities, thus showing 
a truly fraternal spirit. Finally I think with pride of the Delta 
Gamma girls in general, and of the Omega girls in particular. 
Certainly nothing could exceed the kindness and hospitality of 
the Madison girls and their friends. What girl who was present 
will soon forget the boat-ride on Lake Monona, when we vied 
with one another in Delta Gamma songs? Or the banquet of 
the last night, when the Convention seemingly resolved itself 
into a mutual admiration society? One felt so proud to be a 
Delta Gamma, and to know that all these splendid girls were 


excellent work. The former hopes soon to have a building 
adequate to its needs, for which many thousands of dollars have 
already been subscribed. 

Athletic teams and sporting clubs occupy the prominent 
place one would naturally expect of them — water sports espe- 
cially being beautifully provided for by nature. 

Among the women there is a movement toward close organi- 
zation brought about by the Self Government Association. 
This is a comparatively recent movement extending back some 
five or six years, and there can be little doubt that it will 
eventually become a great power in University life, as it has 
already begun to exert a sensible influence in many directions. 

It only remains to give a brief sketch of the campus and the 

Approaching from the business center of the town of Madison 
one passes the lower campus, a flat open square on which 
the military drill (a compulsory exercise for freshmen and sopho- 
mores) is held and the practice ball games which require no 
secrecy. Looking across this and beyond by the lake, stands 
the Armory and men's gymnasium, behind which is the boat 
house. On the end of the lower campus, nearest to the campus 
proper, stands the Historical Library building, the most perfect 
structure of all, though properly speaking not a University 
building. Although a distinct institution the students have free 
access to this library — the third I believe of its kind in the 
United States, and in one of the wings the University library 
has its quarters, so the students have full advantage of two 
libraries in one. Crossing the street one comes to the campus 
proper — a grassy hill with the buildings arranged somewhat in 
the form of an Omega with the main hall at the top of the hill 
and the two old dormitories, now vine covered halls of recitation, 
flanking it on each side and lower down the hill; and lower 
still the law and engineering buildings, of modern architecture; 
Science Hall and the Chemical labratory complete the right 
foot and the musical hall (known as Library Hall) and Chad- 
bourne Hall, the women's dormitory, fill out the left lower 
part of the Omega. 

As there are two hundred and forty acres in the University 
grounds one must pass over the hill into the small strip of woods 

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But conventions would not fulfil their purpose if they brought 
only pleasure and taught us no lessons. Our officers empha- 
sized the necessity of more business-like methods throughout 
the fraternity. This is a movement in which every member can 
co-operate. Prompt payment of dues, immediate attention to 
correspondence, prompt sending of Anchora articles, all these 
things are not only important, but essential to the welfare of our 
fraternity. Another point which was emphasized was the folly 
of sending a delegate positively instructed and powerless to use 
her own discretion. If she may not exercise her mind, of what 
use are reports and explanations? But a chapter with but one 
representative dislikes to throw all responsibility on one pair of 
shoulders, and thinks it wise to give minute instructions before- 
hand The remedy for this evil is, send more girls from the 
chapter to back up the delegate and help her at critical times 
and in decisive issues. A larger representation will help the 
delegate, will help the chapter, will help the Convention, will 
help the fraternity. The delegate who conferred with her clan 
during the ten minutes recess for conferring with one's chapter 
thinks she knows whereof she speaks. Let every chapter send 
to Evanston a strong delegation to support the delegate and to 
represent the chapter. [Chi.] 

THe University of Wisconsin. 

The congress of 1838 passed an act granting forty -six thou- 
sand and eighty acres of land to Wisconsin for the maintenance 
of a State University which had already been incorporated. 
Through misappropriation of these lands by the territorial 
legislature, further land grants and continued misappropriation, 
the first years of the University were a mere struggle for exist- 
ance having no actual being save in name, and it was not until 
1848 that it actually came into being by being housed in a 
rented hall. 

The first chancellor was formally inaugurated in 1 850 and a 
building begun on the present campus, the North Dormitory, 
now known as the North hall. This was soon followed by the 
corresponding -building, the South Dormitory, or South Hall. 
As the names signified these were the houses as well as the 


recitation halls of the small band of men and boys studying in 
the institution. The growth of the college continued to be very 
slow. In 1870 women were admitted. More buildings were 
added from time to time until the present day finds us with a 
heterogeneous collection of buildings so varied in architectural 
design and material that the total absence of harmony becomes 
a bond of union between them. 

J b-day the two thousand, eight hundred and seventy students 
(not including 126 enrolled in the college of music) are 
distributed among the four colleges and six schools that together 
constitute the University. And here it might be mentioned 
that a summer library school has been established which is 
rapidly growing in popularity. The men's dormitories have 
long since been abolished, and all the men and many women 
are obliged to find houses for themselves in the many neighbor- 
ing boarding houses. There is however one very large and 
attractive dormitory on the campus for the women, Chadbourne 
Hall, reasonable in its charges, well conducted, and justly 
popular as an abiding place for the girls. Perhaps this scarcity 
of dormitories is one cause for the almost universal custom 
existing among the fraternities and sororities for owning or 
renting attractive lodges about the University. Whatever the 
cause these homes are an established fact and it is here that 
many students find shelter during their college course. 

The following sixteen fraternities are represented at 
Wisconsin, — Phi Delta Theta, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, 
Chi Psi, Sigma Chi, Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Tau 
Delta, Phi Gamma Delta, Theta Delta Chi, Psi Upsilon, Kappa 
Sigma, Phi Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu, Alpha Delta Phi, Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon, and eight sororities as follows: — Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, 
Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Chi Omega. 

In addition there are two honorary fraternities, Phi Beta 
Kappa and Tau Beta Phi, and three class societies, three 
dramatic clubs of high order, five musical clubs, seventeen 
literary, law and engineering societies and several departmental 

The Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. are well established and doing 


thorough education attainable. The State through the Univer- 
sity undertakes to furnish thorough instruction in the various 
branches requisite for a liberal education, as well as in the 
technical branches of engineering, law, agriculture, pharmacy, 
pedagogy, and music. 

"It is the general policy of the institution to foster the higher 
educational interests of the State, broadly and generously inter- 
preted. It is its aim to make ample provision for the demands 
of advanced scholarship in as many lines as its means will per- 
mit. By prescribing a large portion of the studies of the 
regular courses in the earlier years, and by leaving a large 
number in the later portion to the selection of the student, it 
endeavors to give a wise measure of direction and at the same 
time leave sufficient room for choice to encourage individual 
adaptation and special development. 

"The University avoids all that is sectarian or partisan; but 
it endeavors to extend its sympathy and influence to whatever 
contributes to good citizenship and high character. 

" The government of the institution rests upon the inherent 

obligations of students to the University and to the State. The 

University is maintained at the public expense for the public 

good. Those who participate in its benefits are expected, as a 

matter of honor, not only to fulfill the obligations of loyal 

members of the institution, of the community, and of the 

commonwealth, but actively to aid in promoting intellectual and 

moral interests. Every student owes to the public a full 

equivalent for its expenditure in his behalf, in the form of 

superior usefulness to it, both while in the institution and 


Elizabeth Bennett Mills, Omega '95. 

After College What of our Fraternity? 

To say that when a girl leaves college she enters a strange and 
unfamiliar world is to repeat a hackneyed commonplace of the 
commencement season. But if trite it is none the less true. A 
ruthless hand seems to have cut her off from the friends she 
most loved and the interests that most absorbed her. Later, 
when she has had time to adjust herself to her new environ- 
ment, she finds that the old friends are still hers and that the 


old interests, many of them, still claim her — some for briet 
periods and others for life. The question a propos for us of 
Delta Gamma is — what becomes of the fraternity interest when 
a girl leaves college? She has ceased to be a child, she must 
put away childish things. Is her fraternity one of these ? 

This question as the relation between a girl and her fraternity 
after her active college days are over is rather an interesting 
one ; and it seems to depend largely on whether she lives in a 
college town or not. If she does, then her interest in her fra- 
ternity is likely to be a very permanent one. Real fraternity 
loyalty means something more — or should mean something 
more, than school-day frolics. It should mean a loyalty to the 
fraternity ideal, a desire to make Delta Gamma stand for the 
best things in college life, a determination that the girls in Delta 
Gamma from year to year shall have the right principles on 
which to build their hopes of fraternity success. The alumnae 
girls always and everywhere have much influence with the 
active chapter if they keep in anything like close relation with 
it; and that relation should be a valuable thing for both — a 
beneficial responsibility for the older girl, a conservative in- 
fluence with the younger. Together they should be able to 
make their fraternity stand for more and mean more in the 
college world than either would be able to do alone. 

The difficult question however is the question of the means by 
which the alumnae girl can best keep in touch with the interests 
of her fraternity and be of most service to the active chapter. 
It seems to be generally agreed that this can be done best by 
some sort of a fraternity organization that will keep her in touch 
with the friends of her own college days — " the friends that are 
and the friends that were " — and at the same time keep her 
interested in general fraternity affairs. But the heart of the 
difficulty is reached when we come to inquire whether this 
organization shall be an Alumnae Association or an Alumnae 
Chapter, and here it is high time for the writer to remark — she 
is writing for the express purpose of advocating Alumnae Chap- 
ters. Form Alumnae Chapters instead of Alumnae Associations, 
because you can help your fraternity most in that way ; she has 
done much for you ; you are strong now and it is your turn, 


do something for her so that in the days to come she will be 
able to do even more for others than she did for you in the days 
that are gone. 

But it may not be clear just why an Alumnae Chapter is more 
helpful than an Alumnae Association. First, because it gives 
added financial support to the National Treasury. Every 
Alumnae Chapter pays its portion of the general fraternity ex- 
penses and every girl ought to know that this is always useful. 
More than this, an Alumnae Chapter means that the older girls 
will send a delegate to Convention who will have a vote as well 
as a chance so talk. That this is desirable ought to be obvious for 
at every convention there are questions to be decided which 
need the conservative judgement of those who have had long 
experience in fraternity affairs and who are able to take a 
broader view of things than is ever possible for a girl in an 
active chapter, absorbed as she is in her own fraternity. The 
admission of new chapters, the expulsion of old ones, changes 
in the method of fraternity government — these are only sug- 
gestions of convention questions on which the advice of older 
girls is found helpful, and it is undoubtedly true that the Alum- 
nae will take a more active interest in their fraternity if they 
have in this way some official connection with it. What has 
been said has, of course, closest application to girls in college 
towns, but there is no reason why it should not apply also to 
any city large enough to contain at least ten Delta Gammas ; 
and while it is true that there are many cities not so fortunate as 
this, yet the few that are thus blessed ought to make the most 
of their good fortune. 

We who belong to National Greek Letter Societies know 
that the National Chapter means a great deal to us. The old 
charge that fraternities are exclusive and therefore narrowing 
can be denied in part by the fact that a fraternity that has 
homes in the college world everywhere has a broadening influ- 
ence on every girl connected with it. There is something ex- 
hilarating in the feeling that one has been identified with an 
organization of this sort and everyone of us who has had any 
Convention experience and has in this way been brought in 
contact intellectually and socially with active enthusiastic girls 


from progressive colleges all over the country has felt herself 
broadened by that experience. It may be that an Alumnae 
Association will be of as much help to the local chapter as an 
Alumnae Chapter would but it is certainly true that the latter 
can do much more for the National Organization and surely it 
is for that that we should pledge our united efforts — not our 
own chapter, but Delta Gamma — east or west, north or south, 
wherever the anchor is found. 

Edith Abbott, Kappa Theta. 



With a new chapter recently installed at the Washington 
State University and the planning for the next Convention in 
the hands of Sigma, the Presidency with Kappa, the Treasure- 
ship with Xi, a new Secretary from Lambda and a new Vice- 
President from Chi, the next two years should be filled with 
prosperity and development for Delta Gamma. The Council 
membership has been well distributed over our fraternity 
territory, two members from the west, one from the central 
region and two from the east. One of our chapters has been 
given charge of the supplement to the Directory, one of the 
Song Book and another of the History. What new suggestions 
will our nine other chapters bring forward and develope ? 
What every fraternity needs is more chapters that will take the 
initiative in some new direction, use some energy of brain and 
muscle without the goad of holding an office. "Just give us an 
office and we will show you what we can do" is the attitude too 
often taken by chapters who are content simply with fulfilling 
constitutional requirements. At any one time, only a few 
chapters can hold office and these must be chosen from those 
which have already proved that they do not need an office to 
show off their powers. What will your chapter add to the 
fraternity's well-fare during the coming year? Do you aspire 
to an office or do you already hold one ? Train your members 
so that they will be worthy of it whether it comes or goes and 

in the meantime further every effort of the present office 
holders by your cordial co-operation. 

From east to west Delta Gammas are rejoicing over our new 
chapter at the Washington State University. Mrs. Smith said 
at Convention that their motto was "What we attempt, we do." 
They certainly did the right thing in enlisting her sympathies 
and interest sufficiently for her to undertake the pleading of 
their cause before Convention. Their chapter enters under the 
most propitious circumstances, with everybody expecting and 
believing the very best things of them. W r e speak for the 
fraternity when we say that every Delta Gamma is proud to 
t alk about our "baby" chapter. The next issue of the Anchora 


is to be largely devoted to their history and installation, but 
before going to print, we wish to introduce them to the 
fraternity world at large and to assure them of a most cordial 
welcome into Delta Gamma. 

Again we have the honor and the responsibility of editing the 
Anchora for another four years, and again we wish to express 
our appreciation of the fraternity's confidence thus shown in us. 
We have resumed the work with renewed energy and with 
enthusiastic plans for the future. In the fall the quarterly will 
appear in a new cover and with numerous other changes inside 
and out. 

We hope that the decision formed at Convention to offer the 
Anchora to all alumnae subscribers at fifty cents a year, will 
result in a manifold increase of alumnae interest and co-oper- 
ation. At such a nominal rate the extra labor to the business 
manager will be very great unless our alumnae are considerate 
enough to send in their subscriptions for two years at a time. 

The Madison Convention was especially noteworthy for the 
parliamentary atmosphere of its sessions. Some of the delegates 
seemed somewhat hampered by timidity and lack of experience 
in such business like meetings but representatives from chapters 
where such order and methods have prevailed in the fraternity 
circle at home, were perfectly at ease when speaking before the 
national organization. We are willing to predict that the 
coming winter will find our active members devoting more time to 
the accuracy and formality of their business sessions. At any 
rate those chapters, if any there be, that consider business a joke 
and "frat. night" meant only for gossip and repartee will find 
themselves decidedly in the background at the Delta Gamma 
Convention of 1905. 

The Fraternity as a whole has always stood for conservatism 
but some of our chapters have observed the letter rather than 
the spirit of this law. Many an individual behind the oft 
quoted motto "It's quality not quantity that we want for Delta 
Gamma" has hidden her own indifference or narrowness in 


voting upon elegible candidates for initiation, during rushing 
season. The Madison convention taught so plainly that he 
who ran might read. "A Quantity of Quality is what we want 
for Delta Gamma." Other things being equal, the large 
chapters of our fraternity are the ones that have the most power 
to help the national organization. Delegates from our large 
chapters were in every respect the equal of the representatives 
from the select few of any small chapter. In some instances, of 
course, local conditions make the maintenance of a small chapter 
a necessity. The ghost of the Editor's own college days would 
rise to the rescue if anyone infers that we would ever advocate 
the sacrifice of quality to quantity in a rush for initiates but we 
do feel that some of our large chapters have simply possessed 
a more energetic and wide awake membership than some of our 
smaller chapters during rushing season. If every member of a 
small chapter could attend a Delta Gamma Convention, no 
chapter would ever fall back upon the worn out " Quality not 
Quantity," as an excuse for its limited membership. May the 
rushing season of 1903 find every active Delta Gamma taking a 
vital interest in enlarging her chapter roll. One hyper-critical, 
stolidly indifferent or pharisaical girl may hamper her chapter 
and her fraternity beyond measure. Let our idealists and our 
realists work harmoniously together with their combined ideas, 
"A Quantity of Quality" as the watchword. 

The Committee on the Song Book requests that the chapters 
send to Miss Elsie McCreary, 112 Valentine Place, Ithaca, N.Y., 
the words and music of any song which they are now using and 
which is not included in the the collection sent the committee 
two years ago. By July all the chapter members will be widely 
scattered but Miss McCreary hopes that this request will catch 
the attention of some member of each chapter, who will be able 
to forward the new songs. 

Kappa's file of Anchoras lacks the following numbers: 

Vol. 2 No. 4, January 1886. 
Vol. 4 No. 4, June 1888. 

Any Delta Gamma who has either the above numbers to spare 
will confer a favor by sending it to Miss Clara Mulliken, 
1035 J. street, Lincoln, Neb. 


CKapter Correspondence. 

Alpha; Mt. Union College, Alliance, Ohio. 

On May nineteenth Alpha had a delightful initiation when 
May Davis and Abbie Taylor became wearers of the anchor. 

On the twenty-eighth we were entertained in happy and 
informal picnic fashion at the cosy little home of one of our 
pledges who was married last fall and now lives in a small town 
near Alliance. 

A boating excursion on the Wahoning, on the afternoon of 
June fourth, accompanied by men, luncheon baskets and inci- 
dentally, a moon in the early evening resulted in a jolly good 

Just now we can think of nothing else but Commencement 
and the many things that occur during the week. We are 
making great plans for our annual garden party on Tuesday 
evening of Commencement week. It is to be the very nicest 
one that we have ever had, and to make it pleasanter for the 
old girls who are coming back, we are going to have it at the 
house. We are expecting many of the girls who could not 
come to the March Reunion so in a measure it will be a reunion 
time also. 

The past college year has not been as pleasant for us as for 
many others and we are not sorry that it is almost over, but it 
has been a year of inestimable value to us as a chapter and one 
which we will never forget. We stand more closely united and 
stronger than ever before. Never before were our Alumnae in 
such close sympathy with the active chapter. We are hoping 
and looking forward much to the next year. 

Through our delegates we have come in closer touch with all 
the chapters. The Convention at Madison was certainly a 
successful one and has added to the strength of Delta Gamma. 
May the next two years bring greater prosperity to our sorority 
and may each individual chapter increase in power, and may 
success only, be the result of our efforts. 

Alpha wishes a pleasant summer and vacation time to all the 


Agnes Starkey, '04. 


Eta: Buchtel College, Akron, Ohio. 

We have heard all about Convention. Our delegate gave a 
full report of the business of Convention and glowing accounts 
of Omega's hospitality, of the large number present and the 
great enthusiasm of all. Because our delegate made us feel 
and know the success of this Convention, we are anxious to 
have our alumnae share our good spirits and to have a second 
reunion this year. 

On Friday evening, the twelfth, Eta's four initiates, Hazel 
Clark, Lucreta Hemington, Mina Adams and Alice Fiebeger 
will be given their second degree of initiation at the home of 
Mrs. Wm. Sawyer. The annual banquet will follow the initiation. 

May the twenty-second Eta entertained the other fraternities 
of the college at Alice Fiebeger's beautiful home on West Hill. 
The guests were the active members of Kappa Kappa Gamma, 
Zeta Alpha Epsilon and the Lone Stars. There were about 
fifty present. Progressive Pedro was played, the earlier part of 
the evening, and after luncheon the house fairly rang with 
college and fraternity songs. 

Buchtel students and professors are very sorry to loose 
Hermas V. Egbert, Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy 
whose resignation has just been accepted. 

Eta sends heartiest greetings to her new 6isters at the Univer- 
sity of Washington and wishes you all a very happy vacation. 

Miriam Amy Motz, '03. 

Zeta : Albion College, Albion, Mich. 

Five of our number received diplomas this June and will be 
missed when the Fall term opens. 

Almost all of our chapter are spending a week at a house 
party at Ethel Robinson's house, near a large beautiful river, 
and are boating, driving and enjoying all the delights which 
such a place affords. 

Zeta has had its share of college honors recently. 

Pearl Miller was salutatorian of the senior class and Grace 
Hunt gave the class prophesy. At the senior banquet one 
Delta Gamma responded to a toast and two of our conservatory 


girls rendered musical selections. Another of our number has 
been elected to a position on the editorial staff of our college 

We are glad to introduce to our sister chapters, our new 
pledged member, Louise Mettkr. During the term, Florence 
Raeder and Mabel Stone have been initiated. 

Soon after the Convention, the Madison base ball team played 
here and was entertained at our lodge. 

Another pleasant occasion of the term was our annual porch 
party. Our large, broad veranda was made most attractive with 
comer seats and cushions. About ten of our " old girls " were 
back and made the evening more delightful. 

The report of Pearl Miller, our delegate to Convention, was 
very interesting and instructive, and Zeta is enthusiastic with a 
determination to accept the points of suggestions offered and 
to help Delta Gamma become a still stronger sisterhood. 

Harriet Riddick, '05. 

Theta; University of Indiana, Bloohington. 

The Convention has occupied a large place in our thoughts 
this term. Our girls who were so fortunate as to attend the 
Convention, Rosetta Clark and Estella Leas, brought back en- 
thusiastic accounts and made us resolve to send a large delega- 
tion to Evanston two years hence. 

We have had a few pleasant affairs in a small way this term, 
such as a dancing party, a buckboard ride and a unique indoor 
picnic supper. 

May Hurst, who has been teaching this year, is with us now 
to stay to commencement exercises. 

The seniors are the all important members now, so even the 
freshmen say. We have five to wear the cap and gown, 
Helen Posey, Maude Bowser, Estella Leas, Josephine Abel and 
Emma Munger. They entertained the chapter and its honorary 
members, Mrs. Mottier and Mrs. Woodburn, after fraternity 
meeting, June fourth. The undergraduates are making elabo- 
rate and mysterious preparations to return the compliment on 
the evening of June fifteenth. 


These last few weeks of the term are crowded full of exami- 
nations, parties, plays and the various exercises of commence- 
ment week. The officers of the Y. W. C. A. gave a charming 
party, June fifth, for all the girls of the senior class. President 
and Mrs. Bryan are to have a large reception for the class of '03, 
Friday evening, June twelfth. 

We must not forget to announce the marriage of Clara 
Snyder, 'oo to Mr. Leo Rettger, which is to take place June 
tenth. After a trip to Europe, they will make their home in 
New Haven, as Mr. Rettger is an instructor in bacteriology in 

With many wishes for a happy summer for all her Delta 
Gamma sisters, Theta bids them farewell until next fall. 

Emma R. Munger, , o3. 

Kappa; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. 

Since Kappa's last letter to Anchora we have only enter- 
tained once, at a tea, in honor of the visiting girls when the 
Pan-Helenic dance was given. 

Recently we were invited to the State Farm to christen some 
fine stock. There were only the girls and the owners of the 
cattle present and the impressive ceremony was held in the 
room which is used by classes in "stock judging" and which 
contains a tier of seats rising from the floor. Here all the girls 
sat while the two masters of ceremonies took charge. The 
calves were led in one by one, and with the girls as sponsors, 
were christened with the names of popular operas and music, 
Sultan of Sulu, Prince of Pilsen, Annie Moore, Dolly Grey and 
so on. After the christening we were served to beef tea, 
chocolate and wafers by the owners of the farm. 

Then Convention, — our delegates impressions will tell that 
story, but we all wished to go, and half envied the very fortunate 
delegation which we sent. We who were left behind contented 
ourselves with placarding the girls' trunks before they left and 
hearing everything at the next frat meeting. That was a great 
meeting. We were anxious to hear every detail and the girls 
who returned from Madison were overflowing with information 
and enthusiasm. 


Kappa chapter has not fallen short of her past record in 
weddings. We have made it the custom to give each Delta 
Gamma bride a dozen silver spoons but with the ever increasing 
number who announce their approaching marriage we are 
beginning to be terrified. The alumnae letter will probably tell 
of Jessie Lansing's wedding but as we active girls marched in 
the procession and helped sing the bridal chorus, I think we 
should tell a part. It was a very beautiful home wedding after 
which Mr. Ernest Wiggenhorn of Ashland, Nebraska, took 
Jessie away from us on the honeymoon, after which there was a 
dear little cottage in Ashland awaiting her. Then only a few 
days ago Herberta Jaynes was married at the church of the 
Good Shepherd in Omaha, and sixteen of us marched as brides 
maids. But this also is of Kappa Theta. Maud Macomber — Cus- 
caden, who was an active chapter girl last year, has pre- 
sented to the world a new Delta Gamma whom the entire 
fraternity may well be proud of, little Miss Gertrude Cuscaden. 
Mona Martin of Omaha has announced her engagement to Charles 
Montgomery of Omaha, and cards are out for Gertrude 
Macomber's marriage to Frederick Robinson of New York. 
Mary Tidball will be married to Rev. Mr. Reed of Vermont 
some time in June and there are very certain rumors as to 
another Delta Gamma engagement which again falls into the 
province of the alumnae letter. 

And now school is over, Irene Hamilton is graduated and 
Margret Honeywell has been given her finishing credit in special 
work, the girls have left for their homes and summer trips, 
and the last school year, with all its joys and sorrows and 
gaities, is a part of the past. But it has been one long to be 
remembered and the parting was very hard when at the last 
frat-meeting we said good-bye for the summer-time. 

Ruth Baird Bryan, '05. 

Lambda: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 
So much has happened since the last letter it is hard to know 
where to begin. Then we were all busy with work in the usual 
routine, planning enthusiastically for Convention, and now with 
Convention over and gone, we are scattered to the four winds 
for the summer months. 


We can't say too much about Convention, it was so splendid. 
Our only regret is that every single girl of us couldn't have 
been there so that each one might realize what a really fine 
thing it is to be a Delta Gamma. 

We feel ourselves especially fortunate, as so many of us were 
able to go, and the whole chapter may surely look to this dele- 
gation for renewed zeal and loyalty. 

Three of our girls have graduated — Leonora Mann, Leulah 
Judson and Mary Longbrake. Leulah Judson took Phi Beta 
Kappa this year. We don't feel we are really losing the girls 
as all three will be in town next fall. However it is the same old 
story of hard partings. We had about three farewell afternoons 
and evenings before we could finally make up our minds that 
there must really be a last one. Yet it was not entirely a time 
of farewell, as Gertrude Weaver surprised us at frat. meeting, 
having returned from her year at Leland Stanford. 

All the girls will be back next year except the seniors, and 
Esther Kinsey and Edith Frost, a freshman. Esther Kinsey goes 
back to Washington while Edith Frost is to take up library 
work at her own home. 

Kappa Alpha Theta holds her national convention at Minne- 
sota next August and- we hope to be able to pass on to her 
some of the courtesies which we enjoyed from other fraternities 
while at Madison. 

Wishing all good things for our sister chapters during the 
summer months. 

Alice Annette Bean, '04. 

Xi : University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Reunion, on the seventeenth of March, was a great success, 
and everyone enjoyed herself from subs to " old girls". Our 
Alumnae are all splendid. We freshmen felt that if we were 
half as splendid or half so warmly welcomed back when we get 
to be " old girls v we should be happy. 

The House has been full to overflowing with guests this last 
month or two. Most of them came for Ann Arbor's annual May 
Festival. We were very glad to have these older guests in the 


house. It is so very easy to get out of sympathy with older 
people and to grow extravagant in one's way of looking at things 
and in one's expressions, when one is one of twelve girls in a 
house with only one chaperone. 

Xi has two engagements to announce. Margaret Thain, an 
" old girl " is to be married in June, and Elizabeth Rowland, a 
senior, has just announced hers. 

We have four seniors this year — Edith Barnard, Grace Snit- 
seler, Agnes Murdock and Elizabeth Rowland. It makes us 
feel a little solemn when we think of losing four girls whom we 
know as well as these. 

Last week Mrs. Prescott, one ot our patronesses, gave a party 
to the Delta Gammas and some of their friends, which we found 
delightful. On Thursday, Mrs. Campbell, another Delta Gamma 
patroness, entertained the juniors and seniors at luncheon 
Then there is to be a senior play, given by senior girls; it is called 
a " Mask of Culture". The senior breakfast comes next. Then 
the prom, the reception and commencement. 

A pleasant fraternity custom is kept up by Xi. Each senior 
is given what we call a Senior spoon. The spoon has a French 
grey finish with our monogram and the girl's initials on the 
back. The design is Delta Gamma roses on the handle. This 
is the fourth year we have given Senior spoons. 

Xi wishes you all good luck in your examinations and a 
pleasant vacation. 

Elizabet Prall, '06. 

Rho: Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. 

What a pity that every Delta Gamma cannot attend Conven- 
tion ! Florence Distin and Fannie Morgan brought back to 
Syracuse such glorious reports of Omega's hospitality, and of 
every one's cordiality, and the royal good time they had en- 
joyed, that we all long for a similiar experience. 

Rho takes pleasure in introducing to Delta Gamma two new 
pledges, Mabel Brown, Newport, N. Y., and Elizabeth Robert, 
Portstown, Pa. Miss Brown will be doubly in the family as her 
cousin, Lois Brown is one of our loyal sophomores. 


Our senior delegation this year consists of only two — Angeline 
Golly rsnd Anna Sears. Miss Golly will teach next year in 
Whitesboro High School, N. Y. Miss Sears is now filling a 
position as librarian in New York City. Olive Hartwig, '04 had 
planned until the latter part of the first semester to graduate 
with her own class, but circumstances changed her plans, so she 
has worked hard to get her degree this year; she will have 
finished her thesis by the close of the University Summer 
school. Needless to say that we feel proud of our plucky little 

The Rho girls are anticipating a delightful reunion this sum- 
mer. Edith Cobb, 'oi, is to give a Delta Gamma house party 
at her parents' cottage at Thousand Islands, N. Y. As many 
as can are planning enthusiastically for the first of August. 

We adopted a plan, in the chapter-house during the last few 
months of the college year that gave much pleasure to us all. 
We had felt the need, in the hurry and rush of the every-day 
college life, of meeting each other more in an intimate social 
way — of casting aside all thoughts of study and having a jolly 
good time for a little while just among ourselves ; especially we 
felt that the girls outside the chapter-house would come closer 
to us in this way. So we all agreed to take our turn in enter- 
taining, according to classes, the rest of the chapter. The 
freshmen started with a tableaux party in which the tableaux 
were all titles of popular books ; the sophomores gave a short 
farce ; the juniors gave us a delightful picnic at Happer's Glen, 
Onandaga Valley ; and the two seniors, appreciating to the 
full their pitiable single condition and wishing to leave to the 
tender undergraduates a shining example (?) to guide their 
future career, cast in their lots " for better and for worse " with 
Fannie Morgan as officiating clergyman, Mrs. Morgan as mother 
of the bride, and all the non-participants as audience. 

Mrs. Morgan will not be with us next year though she and 
her daughter, Fannie, may be in Syracuse. We cannot ade- 
quately express our regret at her departure. Mrs. Morgan has 
been with us ever since our beginning as Delta Gammas, and 
roved not only the best of chaperones, but also the kindest 
and most thoughtful of friends to Rho, collectively and indi- 


Florence Distin, '04, has been initiated into Eta Pi Epsilon, 
the women's senior society. 

Maude Reynolds, '05, is one of the delegates from the Uni- 
versity to the Y. W. C. A. Summer Conference at Silver Bay, 
Lake George, N. Y. 

Bertha Wilson, 'oi, who has been teaching in Howard Semi- 
nary, Bridge water, Mass., visited us in the early spring. 

Work has been begun upon Haven Hall, the prospective 
dormitory for women in the musical department. Hereafter, 
musicals will not be taken at Winchell Hall, the only present 
women's dormitory. 

Rho wishes all her sisters in Delta Gamma a delightful summer. 

Louise E. Cooley, '05. 

Sigma : Northwestern University, Evanston, III. 

We are making elaborate plans for the summer, for next 
year, and rater vague ones for the year after, while it is our 
privilege to entertain Convention. In fact we have talked of 
little but Convention the last few weeks. The twenty-two 
Sigma girls who went to Madison brought back glowing accounts 
and made the rest of us poor mortals very jealous. We hope 
that we may be as successful entertainers as the Omega girls. 
As most of our girls live in town or near by, summer does not 
mean separation to us and we shall probably meet often, start- 
ing with a luncheon which Florence Flannery is to give us next 
week at her home in Wheaton. 

We gave our annual party at the Evanston Boat Club on the 
thirtieth of May. On account of an agreement which we had 
entered into with the other fraternities the appointments were 
not so elaborate as usual. 

More of our girls are coming back next year than usual, and 
we already have pledged several will-be-freshmen, so we expect 
all kinds of success. 

With best wishes for a pleasant summer. 

Mary Raymond, '04. 


Tau: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 

Since our last letter we have received many inspirations of 
Convention from our delegate, and our only regret is that more 
of us could not be present. 

On April first we gained a valuable addition to our circle of 
Delta Gamma in Cathryn Crockett, '05, of Eldora, Iowa, who 
entered the University the spring term. We had initiation at 
Hariette Holt's, followed by a course supper. At the same time 
we pledged Mrs. Walter Davis of Iowa City nee Elsie Carpenter 
of Burlington, Iowa. 

Several honors have come to Tau this spring, Eleanor Mac- 
Laughlin, '03, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Ethel Elliott, also 
one of our senior girls had leading part in " Esmeralda," pre- 
sented by the Dramatic Club of the University, and as Lydia 
Languish in " The Rivals" the senior class play, she won 
repeated encores. She will study next year in the Emerson 
School of Oratory at Boston. Leona Roach, our third senior, 
will spend the year at her home in Rock Rapids. Hariette 
Holt takes her Master's Degree from the University, Commence- 
ment week. 

One night in May we enjoyed an elaborate spread at Edith 
Evans' rooms in honor of Clem Ashley and Mrs. Ida Beermaker 
Breen,who left for an extended visit in California. Another even- 
ing Mrs. Wilbur Teeters, Alpha, '96, entertained us at a delightful 
" Faggot Party" at her home. It was a cool night, and we sat 
around the huge fireplace, while each girl put on a pile of 
faggots, and told stories until her pile had burned out. 

We have enjoyed brief visits from Helen and Ann Larrabee 
of Clermont, and Hortense Kindall of Sigma. Louise Brockett, 
'04, of Des Moines has been with us several weeks, and we have 
had a number of informal parties in her honor. 

One Saturday Mrs. Frederick Sturm and Mrs. Samuel Hayes 
entertained us at a "Kensington " followed by an elaborate 

June sixth, Edith Preston entertained us at her rooms. 
Dainty water colors formed souvenirs of the afternoon. 

June thirteenth we hold our June Re-union Banquet at the 


Minneha~ha, where we expect, among a number of our other old 
girls, Effie Thompson, '05, of Sigma. 

Three of our girls will spend the summer abroad. Cathryn 
Crockett sails July first to visit her grandmother in Paris, 
Hariette Holt leaves in June to study in Germany, and Esther 
Swisher goes June eighth with a party for an extended trip on 
the Continent. 

We are already planning for next year's work, and hope for 
the establishment of an Alumnae Association among our Des 
Moines Delta Gammas. 

Tau sends best wishes for a pleasant vacation to all Delta 


Blanche Gardner Spinney, '05. 

Upsilon ; Leland Stanford University Palo Alto, Cal. 

While Upsilon's regular editor is making a round of Post- 
Convention visits, the next year's correspondent willingly begins 
her work with this number of the Anchora. 

After the quietest Commencement that Stanford has ever 
known, Upsilon's four seniors, Edith Abigail Hill, Muriel Ade- 
laide Beamer, Corinne Ellen Smith, and Lois Kimball Mathews, 
received their A. B. degrees. 

The typhoid epidemic, although its extent was exaggerated 
by the news papers, has been a tragic factor in the last few 
weeks of life at Stanford this semester. Eight students died 
of the fever, four of them being seniors, and as many others 
were seriously ill, the University community was too much sad- 
dened to want a gay commencement. The Promenade Concert 
and the Senior Ball were omitted, as being the most festive 
events of Senior week, several minor affairs were cut out, and 
the Senior Farce was presented at a benefit performance for the 
Students' Guild, an organization which cares for needy students 
who fall ill. 

Yet though there was less gaiety, there were some new features 
which gave this Commencement an impressiveness which pre- 
vious ones have lacked. For the first time the graduates heard 
their baccalaureate sermon in their own University Church, ded- 
icated only a few months ago ; and the dignified procession 


down the aisle of the beautiful "Stanford Minster" added a 
solemnity which no other baccalaureate Sunday has quite real- 
ized. The deeper note was struck again, during the Commence- 
ment program, by the reading of Prof. R. M. Alden's beautiful 
ode to the memory of the seniors who died last month. 

It should be said in this connection that the epidemic is prac- 
tically over, no new cases having developed for some time, and 
all of those now ill making a satisfactory progress. The trouble 
came from infected milk from a single dairy, which was closed 
by the health officers, and no more infection is looked for. 

To pass on from sad to joyful news, Upsilon has two weddings 
to chronicle, — one past and one yet to come. On May twenty - 
first, Marion Dickie Taylor, *o2, was married to Jackson Eli 
Reynolds, at the home of her parents in Livermore. Mr. 
Reynolds is a Stanford graduate of 1896, a Columbia LL. B. of 
1899, was for two years an Assistant Professor of Law here at 
Stanford, and is now practicing law in New York City. He was 
while in college a member of Sigma Rho Eta, a local fraternity 
which has since received a Delta Kappa Epsilon Charter. 

The other wedding is that of Emily Louese Gerichs to William 
Carvosso Lean, to take place on June sixteenth at the Gerichs* 
home in San Jose. 

Four girls from Upsilon are to go abroad this month Ethel 
Birch, who was a Freshman here and graduated at Smitn, sails 
on the twentieth with her mother, while Lillian Ray, '97, Laura 
Emery, '98, and Gail Hill, '03, leave New York on the twenty- 
sixth aboard the Vaterland. Lillian Ray leaves Stanford per- 
manently, as she expects to study medicine at Johns Hopkins 
on her return from abroad, and Upsilon feels that it has lost one 
of the best members a chapter ever had. A charter member, 
Lillian Ray has always worked for the best interests of the 
fraternity, and although for the last four years she has had 
charge of Roble Hall, the large dormitory for women here, she 
has found time to do more for us than we ever had the heart to 
ask of her. 

Gertrude Weaver, '06, will attend the University of Minnesota 
next year, but we expect her to return to Stanford the following 


On the fourteenth of March, Upsilon received as new mem- 
bers three sisters, — Lois Kimball Mathews, '03, Ruth Laird Kim- 
ball, '04, and Alice Windsor Kimball, '04. Lois Mathews, 
although she was graduated last month, returns next year for 
graduate work, so we lose only three out of our four seniors. 
The present writer can hardly say more about these new 
members than that they are proud to belong to Delta Gamma 
and to Upsilon Chapter, which they came to know and admire — 
in an entirely Platonic way, so they thought — during their two 
years of college life, and that they stand ready to do their part 
for the fraternity. 

Upsilon sends greetings to Delta Gammas, and best wishes 

for a good vacation. 

Alice Windsor Kimball, '04. 

Chi : Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 

With vacation so near at hand and examinations crowding 
closely together, Chi girls find themselves greatly rushed. As 
a most welcome relief from work, Mrs. Walter Williams gave 
us a picnic at the gorge near her pleasant home. A huge bon- 
fire served both a useful and ornamental purpose. 

A number of our Alumnae were here for the crew races in 
which Cornell won so glorous a victory. 

Elsie Dulcher, 'oo; Grace McGonnegal, '99; Adah Horton, '02; 
Ruth Bentley, '02 and Grace Gibbs, '02 spent some days with 
us. Ruth Bentley holds a fellowship in Cornell, and will be with 
us next year as will also Elsie Murray and Gladys Hobart, ex-'o3. 
Bess Beardsley, one of our seniors, expects to be back also. 
We will regret deeply the loss of Mary Holden and Edna 
Doubleday, both of 1903, and of Elizabeth Waters, ex-'o6. 

Chi announces two new Delta Gammas, the one a Chi sister, 
Selvia Alice Gaskill, '06, the other a niece, the daughter of Mrs. 
Runtz (Margaret Coppens, '96). 

Jessie Gillies Sibley, our Convention delegate, has given us a 
glowing account of the royal hospitality of Omega and of the 
delights of Convention. Our ill luck on account of the fever 
and the consequent absence of so many of the girls made it 
impossible for more of us to attend Convention, but we hope to 
be able to turn out in large numbers next time. 


Chi sends greetings to all Delta Gamma sisters, and wishes 
them a most refreshing vacation. 

Sylvia Ernestine Ball, '06. 

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

The Southern Club " Prom " is perhaps the finest function 
given during " Senior week " to the graduating class. For the 
past year Mary Taylor, Psi '03, has been president of the Club. 

Psi chapter gave a tea to her friends of college and of Balti- 
more last Friday, at the home of one of our 1906 girls, Mar- 
guerite Lake. Mrs. Lake received with our seniors, Mary 
Taylor and Rosalie Pendleton. 

Our June Reunion was particularly jolly and beautiful this 
year, though the usual " sadness at parting " stole over us 
towards the close of the evening. Mabel Carter entertained us 
and gave the banquet. It was at her delightful country home, 
and was ideal in every way except that there are always more 
" old dames" whom we long to have back with us at this time. 

Florence Masters Wilson, Psi '03, has missed all and been 
missed at all the senior functions this year. She has been ill, 
very ill, since the first of May. Our anxiety has been great all 
through these weeks ; but we hope, with a little bit better faith 
now, that she will be restored to health. Sorrow and solicitude 
has hardly known bounds at college, and has been expressed by 
every one, students and faculty. We are delighted that Flor- 
ence's standing in her work is so exceptionally high that she 
receives the diploma in spite of missing so much of the last 

Psi is very proud of her representation on the Kalend's board 
of editors, for next year. Margaret Shove Morris, '03, Editor 
in Chief ; Elizabeth Goucher, '05, and Jean Margaret 9mith, 
'06, Assistant Editors. 

The Delta Gammas whom we have enjoyed thoroughly this 
spring are Jeanette Sherman, '94, who has been elected Trustee 
of the Woman's College for 1903-1905; Christine Carter Bagg, 
'95 ; Helen Sophia Shaw, '00 ; Melissa Hill, '00 ; Helen Thomp- 
son, '96 ; Carrie Goss Horner, 'oi and Mary Spencer, ex-'o5. 
We immensely enjoyed having two Kappa girls, Ethel and 


Louise Tukey from Omaha, visit us and give us a better idea of 
another fine chapter of our fraternity. This visit seemed so 
much nicer because of the enlivened interest in all the chapters 
since Convention. Our delegate, Alice Graham, came back so 
enthusiastic ! We have had glowing accounts from her and also 
from Joe Anna Ross and Desiree Branch. 

On June third abount twenty-five of us are off for the annual 
Psi house party. We go down on the eastern shore of the 
Chesapeake, and the glorous times we have can be known only 
through experience. Would that each chapter had such means 
of drawing closer the bonds of the fraternity. 

Elizabeth Goucher, '05. 

Omega: University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

The Convention is now in the past and has added many 
pleasant memories to our store. Instead of thinking of the 
different chapters as abstract quantities we can now think of the 
girls who represent them. It makes us rejoice when we realize 
what light has been thrown on abstruse subjects and how the 
terrors of fraternity examinations will be alleviated. 

Time has not passed slowly for Omega since Convention. 
Inter scholastic meets, Greek and English plays, boat races and 
last but not the least, examinations, have occupied the girls. At 
the time of the inter-scholastic meet we pledged Miriam Meyers 
of Oshkosh, and consider ourselves very fortunate to have 
another girl to add to our list of freshmen for next year. 

Omega wishes the happiest of summers to you all. 

Marian Jones, '05. 

Kappa Theta Alumnae : Lincoln, Neb. 

The annual reunion of Kappa and Kappa Theta Chapters 
took place the fourteenth of March at Fair-view, the new house 
of Ruth Bryan, Kappa, '05. Generally, owing to the size of the 
two chapters, the setting is of an official color, which no amount of 
committee effort can quite dispel. The beauty, interest, and in- 
formality of the surroundings this year therefore gave the event 
a new freshness and charm for us all. The banquet was served 
down stairs in the large dining room and ordinary which were 


embowered in spring flowers. After the toasts and songs, hand 
bills were circulated on which were printed the announcements 
of a play, " Mr. Bob," a feature of the evening's programme as 
delightful as it was unexpected to most of us. The acting of this 
small comedy was a triumph of interpretation and nearly ex- 
temporaneous effect, the male parts being taken with excep- 
tional brilliance and realism by the undergraduate chapter. 
Before the crowd broke up hearty cheers were given to our 
hostesses for the generosity and hospitality with which we had 
been entertained. 

A joyous event has taken place of late in our midst, namely, 
the birth of a son to Dr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth Wing) Brace. 

The atmosphere of Kappa Theta has vibrated of late to the 
music of numerous wedding marches. Jessie Lansing led the 
procession of brides in her marriage April twenty -second, to 
Mr. Earnest Wiggenhorn of Hastings, Nebraska. There is not 
a member of the fraternity — active or alumnae — who does not 
count the bride among her dear personal friends — or who did 
not cherish some slight resentment toward the unkind fate that 
sent her out of our sight — not of our hearts. 

Daisy Minor was married to Mr. Edgar Marrel of this city, 

early in June, and will henceforth live at Fort Collins, Kansas. 
On the tenth of the month, Herberta Jaynes married Mr. Wil- 
liam Fonda of Omaha — a career for which her late domestic 
science training has no doubt brilliantly prepared her. Several 
members of the Lincoln chapters was present at the ceremony. 
Cards are also out for the wedding of Gertude Macomber to 

Mr. Frederick Robinson, twenty-fourth of June, after which the 
two will remove to Flat Bush, N. Y. 

Both chapters here take a vital interest in the graduation of 

Irene Hamilton who is the only senior this year — our one ewe 
lamb. The annual June dinner was given for her this year by 
the alumnae chapter at the home of Edith Lewis. 

Clara Mulliken is spending her six weeks' vacation with her 
family in Freemont, aand on our own account we are glad that 
the library board gives but a nigardly leave of absence. 

Blanche Garten and Helen Welch have not yet returned from 
their extended travels. For the rest of us, although we outline 
vague plans for summer tours, we are well content to loaf a 
little longer in Nebraska. 

Edith Larrabee Lewis. 


Chi Upsilon Alumna, New York City. 

Although Chi Upsilon is making her first appearance as such 
in the pages of Anchora, she will need no introduction to its 
readers, for we are the same old set of New York dames from 
whom they have heard at intervals for the last two years, only 
we feel quite an important part of the fraternity since our dele- 
gate went to Convention and set all our old time enthusiasm a- 
going with her account of that interesting occasion. 

We organized ourselves into a real chapter at our May meet- 
ing, which was held on the first Saturday of that month at Mrs. 
Chandler's attractive studio. We disposed of the business in 
remarkably short order, partly because of the thorough harmony 
that prevails among us and partly because we did not want to 
miss our friendly gossip over the teacups without which no 
meeting would be complete. 

The first week in June we had a sea-side picnic at Far 
Rockaway, a beautiful beach forty-minutes ride from New 
York. After satisfying our hunger with a most delicious lunch- 
eon which was provided by our hostesses Mrs. Wilson and 
Helen Gregory of Kappa, and Elizabeth Avery, Ola Capron and 
Esther Davis of Chi, we grouped ourselves on the sand and 
listened to Mrs.Howland's most interesting report of Convention. 

We wish to announce the marriage of Nellie Reed, Chi '95 
to Dr. Burnett of the Cornell medical faculty. Mrs. Burnett 
will make her home in Ithaca, so what is Chi Upsilon's loss will 
be Chi's gain. 

Gertrude Willard Phisterer, being very much occupied with 
her new twin daughters Katherine and Isabelle, was obliged to 
employ a substitute to write this letter, but hopes to resume her 
duties as correspondent at the next issue. 

Ruth A. Nelson, Chi '97. 

Psi Omicron Alumna Association, Balto., Md. 

First our Banquet brought us together all to ourselves; then 
Class Day, when under graduates and alumnae saw three stars 
only in the senior constellation of fifty-four, the three that wore 
the Delta Gamma pin. We trouped across the connecting 


bridge to Goucher Hall as the last joke was made, the last 
song sung, to find out "who's back." Little flocks of anchors 
drifted up the stairs to see the class window, or down to pay 
good-bye to those charming Kappa girls, and reluctantly to 
part at a late lunch hour, only to meet again so soon for another 
of the crowded engagements of Commencement week. 

Now the day and hour of the year have come, and at last we 
waive Fraternity to second place, and are carried away by 
Alma Mater. 'Twas she that made us Delta Gamma's, and 'tis 
the anchor brings us back to her with keener loyalty and love. 
How we thrill with pride as class after class files down the aisle, 
*9 2 » *93i *Q4 & c » one banner '03 missing for once from the ranks, 
to take its loftier place upon the stage. Our three in the 
Senior class are still our three, but we also glory in every other 
one of the fifty-four as they doff their hats to the President and 
receive their reward. 

The stirring address is finished, the benediction said, the 
myriad flowers have found their owners, but few good-byes are 
said, for are we not to meet to-morrow ? Helen and Alice are 
on their way home, others must stay on in town, but by 4 o'clock 
the next day nineteen of us are hurrying to the Claiborne boat 
for our Annual House party, not the two days outing we 
"Old Dames" give the children in October, but one whole week 
on an Eastern Shore farm, hemmed in by Bay and Creek 
adding their quota to the sports; and the whole crowd, twenty- 
two at most, instilled with a childish determination to do as each 
pleases. There is sailing, rowing, crabbing, swimming, riding, 
walking sketching, a trial by jury, a play, nightly concerts, 
choruses in the moonlight or solos within doors, some childish 
freaks best left unenumerated, and last of all "going to bed." 
And when good-byes are said, we are almost reconciled to the 
separation, the week has been so lively and next year seems so 
full of hope. Is this description too enthusiastic? Those 
halcyon days were very bright and the glow is lingering yet. 

Mabel Carter. 

On Saturday evening, May thirtieth, at her beautiful country 
home, Wayside, Mt. Washington, Psi Omicron's President, 
Mabel Carter, assisted by her sister, Christine Carter Bogg, Psi 


*95» of Brooklyn, N. Y., gave the banquet at which Psi and 

Psi Omicron held their reunion this year. In addition to a 

number of the old Psi girls who returned to Baltimore at this 

time, the Misses Louise, and Ethel Tukey of Kappa chapter 

were among the guests of honor. The banquet tables were 

arranged on the long piazza with its exquisite back-ground of 

flowers and lawn, hills and valleys, blue sky and setting sun. 

As the darkness gathered, Japanese lanterns and candlelabra 

added their rays to light the banqueters. After a course supper 

prepared and served in old Maryland style, the hostess and 

her guests withdrew to the library where in the candle glow 

and by the light of a huge open fire the following toasts were 

given with Mary Taylor, Psi 1903, as toastmistress: — 

"Here's to the land that gave me birth." 

Augusta Aiken, '06. 

"Here's to the flag she flies." 

Margaret Morriss, '04. 

"Here's to her sons, the best of earth." 

Alice Graham, '04. 

"Here's to her sunny skies." 

Mabel Carter, Psi Omicron. 

"Here's to the heart that beats for me 
True as the skies above." 

Eleanor Harris, '06. 

"Here's to the day when mine shall be." 

Carrie Horner, '01. 

"Here's to the girl I love." 

Joe Anna Ross, '94. 

Impromptu toasts, the pointed question, the mystic circle 
and songs ended the very happy evening. 

Among the old girls who returned to Baltimore for the 
Commencement gaieties were Dr. Jeannette Hurd Sherman, '94, 
Philadelphia, Pa; Helen M. Thompson, '94, Laurel, Md; 
Christine Carter Bagg, '95, Brooklyn, N. Y; Mary Cromwell 
Jarrett, 1900, York, Pa; Helen Shaw, 1900, Macon, Ga; Carrie 
Goss Horner, 1901, Detroit, Mich. 

Psi Omicron is rejoicing at the prospect of having Catherine 
Claggett, Psi '94, in Baltimore after her wedding, early in Sep- 
tember, to Dr. Beck of this city. 


One of the greatest pleasures the past winter brought us was 
the return to Baltimore of Louise Tull Baker, '93. 

The members of Psi Omicron are looking forward with 
pleasure to the autumn days when we shall resume our meetings, 
so sacred with the memories of college days, and still more 
cherished for the broader meaning which Delta Gamma has 
assumed for us women of the wider world. 

Cordial greetings to Delta Gammas from Psi Omicron's 

Joe Anna Ross, '94. 

Omega Alpha Alumna, Omaha, Nebraska. 

The last few weeks have been unusually busy ones to mem- 
bers of Omega Alpha. Interest in the Convention at Madison, 
where we were represented by five of our members — Fanny 
Louise Cole, Edith Dumont, Miss Tedrow, Hortense Clarke and 
Mona Martin — made us feel like active college girls once more ; 
and those unfortunate ones who could not go themselves, have 
enjoyed hearing of all the good times provided by the Omega 
girls, and of the many friendships renewed. 

Since Convention our minds have been engrossed by our two 
June brides, by the festivities attendant upon their weddings and 
by rumors of more weddings to come. On the evening of June 
tenth, Herberta Jaynes, and Mr. William Brace Fonda were 
married at the church of the Good Shepherd. The bride was 
attended by Gertrude Macomber as maid of honor, and by six- 
teen Delta Gammas, gowned in white, who entered the church 
two by two and took their places in the choir stalls during the 

Gertrude Macomber and Mr. Frederick Robinson of New 
York are to be married on June twenty-fourth. In honor of 
Miss Macomber and Miss Jaynes, numerous luncheous, dinners, 
" showers " and sailing parties have been given, among others, 
the June meeting of Omega Alpha, held at the home of Hortense 
Clarke. Several <rf the Lincoln girls have been in town as a 
consequence — Helen Welch, Nelia Cockrane, Clara Watkins 


and Ruth Bryan — also Mabel Stone from Hastings and Hattie 
Wilson from Ashland. 

Mona Martin has recently announced her engagement to Mr. 
Charles Montgomery of this city. 

Ethel Tukey and Louise Tukey have just returned from a 
visit of several months in the east, and we have learned of the 
engagement of Louise Tukey and Mr. Edwin R. Morrison of 
Kansas City. 

We are all congratulating ourselves over the advent of a 
small niece, who arrived some two months ago — Miss Gertrude 

We are glad indeed to have the college girls at home again 
for the summer, and we wish to all Delta Gammas, a happy, 
lazy and restful vacation. 

Helen Edmona Martin, Upsilon. 


Badge and Jewelry Manufacturer 

...Official Fraternity Jeweler... 

Removal Notice . . . 

May 1st, 1903 we leave our old office 19 John Street where we have been 
located for twenty-five years to enter larger and more attractive quarters, 
better adapted to our extended business at 

No. 11 JOHN STREET, N. Y. 

Cycett Stationers 


Dortb Charles street 

Baltittore, lllrt 


WE make a specialty of high 
grade writing papers— in e - 
elusive styles. Invitations for wed- 
dings, social functions and public 
ceremonies, heraldic devices, mono- 
mm, cipher and address dies correct- 
ly cut, illuminated and embossed in 
proper fashion. Bookplates designed, 
cut and printed. Accessories for the 
Library and Writing Desk. Imported 
Bronzes, Brasses, Picture Frames and 
Leather Goods. 

ctmpmnn ~ -- 

millinery Importer 

342 n. Chanle* Street, 


3. n. Riror / Son 


191* nortl) Charles Street, 

Baltimore, mi 

1820— 1902. 

Indiana University, 

Bloomington. INl 

A Coeducational Inalltutlon 

Two nuudred and eighty graduate 1 ^ 

hundred and eighty- five itudenls; elj;ht 
hundred and forty tight inn; four hun- 

' 'cataioKueKiU*'.." otto" iV, ■ . ! i . ,■„,.■, 
ihe Registrar, or to 

wiu.iam LOWB BRYAN, 

P redd en t. 

Kan piiia of" every description, Chafing 

Sterling Silver. I.ibbey Cut data. Rook- 
■wood Pottery, Hand painted China, etc. 

WM. ARNOLD, Jeweler, 


D. L. flULD, * 





Send for Price List. D. L. AULD, 





WRIGHT. KAY & CO, gaa 

ternity Bmbleaa, 
___terntty J« — *— 

Fr»ter»ity» — — . 

Fraternity Pnwmii, Special 

Fraternity HtflMgy, " — 

of Delta Gamma. 

140-142 Wdodwird A«a., Ottralt. H 

Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Old. 

CASH RESOURCES, $5,000,000. 


6 Executors, Trustees, Guardians and All 

H Court Bonds. * * * * 

T State, CourJy, Municipal and Fraternal 

Society Officers. * * * 

Employees of Banks, Corporations and 
Mercantile Establishments. J* > 

"■" FOR 


Delta Gamma Pins. 


fine Delta fiamtna Stalloncrp. 




mma Pin* which will be Kol to 


Intercollegiate Bureau and Registry. 

473, 4?4, 476 and 4 78 Broadway, Albany, N. V. 

Makers of the CAPS, GOWKS and hoods to the American 

Colleges and Universities. Class contractu a specialty. Ilium- 
Mated bulletin, etc., upon application. Gowns fo " " _ 


216 E. Genesee St. 
bom phoaei.nsi. Suracuse, N.y. 

3(8CO ©roe. 

3 W. Lexlacton St.. BaKloiore, Md. 

OtBcial Delia Gamma Ribbon. 

^KUEMtMnk. "M.D. 

n. m. FETTina, 


Greek Letter 
Fraternity Jewelry, 


Official Jeweler of 
Delta flam ma. 

nemo : — Packages sent on application to any Corresponding 

Secretary of the Fraternity. Special Designs and 

Estimates on Class P\n»,\ttug»,lft*a»i»,^ta* 




Thil book ■* under no circumstances to be 
taken from (he Building 

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