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BOARD OF EDITORS 

ESDnCHl-IN-CHIE^F: 
MRS. Ea>rrH H. griffin Box 2S(r, Providence, R. I. 

SUBSCRIPTION BDITOR: 
CLARA QESIE 107 North Elm St., Champaign. 111. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS: 
Alpha — 

Betar— M. Daisy Osgood 316 K. Porter St, Albion, Mich. 

Gamma — Bertha C. McCord 2118 Orrin^^ton Ave., Evanston, 111. 

Delta— Ruby M. Marsh 816 Market St, Meadville, Pa. 

Zeta — Sarah D. Morton 146 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, Mass. 

Theta — ^Biarcla Clark 802 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Iota — EHsie Bean 507 E. Green St., Champaign, 111. 

Kappa— Haxel Alford 25 W. Dayton St.. Madison. Wis. 

DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE CHAPTERS 

Alpha De Pauw University Greencastle, Ind. 

Beta Albion College Albion. Mich. 

Gamma Northwestern University Evanston, 111. 

Delta Pennsylvania College of Music Meadville, Pa. 

Zeta New England Conservatory of Music Boston. Mass. 

Theta University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Mich. 

Iota University of Illinois Champaign, 111. 

Kappa University of Wisconsin Madison. Wis. 



GRAND COUNCIL 

President— Kate L. Calkins S16 El Porter St, Albion, Mich. 

Vice-President— Bertha M. Sackett 883 Uberty St.. Meadville, Pa. 

Secretary — Marcla Clark 802 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor. Mich. 

Treasurer — Launi A. Howe 912 North St.. Logansport, Ind. 

Historian — Mrs. Mabel Dunn Madson . . . . . 1312 K. Leland Ave.. Chicago. 111. 

Inspectoi^Mrs. Tennant Greencastle. Ind. 

Editor of the Lyre— Mrs. Eldith H. Griffin Box 230, Providence. R. I. 

Subscription Editor— Clare Gere 107 N. EUm St., Champaign, m. 



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Vol. IX PROVIDENCE. R. I.. MARCH. 1905. No. 1 



Published in the months of March. June. November and January at 
63 Washinarton Street. Providence. R. I. 

Entered at the postofllce. Providence. R. I., as second daw* matter. 
Subscriptions. $1.00 per year. Sinsle copies. 25 cents. 



THE CONVENTION OP 1904 



Ag^in our Editor has commissioned me to write a rei)ort 
of the Convention for the Lyre, and I feel both bound by limi- 
tations and overwhelmed by infinite possibilities. 

We arrived! and that was no small consideration at the 
time, as my fellow-travellers will testify. I need only to say 
that there were six of us to change cars, hunt hotels and make 
trains, for my imaginative reader to guess why we had ac- 
complished something merely to have arrived. And what we 
found was truly delightful — a small place of perhaps ten 
thousand inhabitants, beautifully situated in the valley and on 
the slopes of hills that, to my unaccustomed and level-country- 
cducated eye, seemed like mountains. A bevy of girls met us 
and took us to our respective stopping places. I never ex- 
pect to enjoy more charming and cordial hospitality than that 
of my host and hostesses during those few days in that old 
Pennsylvania town. It is old-— celebrated its one hundred and 
tenth anniversary some time ago, and is enjoying all the com- 
forts of good dd age. The weather man favored us — such 
clear balmy days are seldom granted during November, and I 
was informed that this was especially unusual in Meadville. 



2 THE LYRE 

Delta has a fine lar^e "frat" hall, furnished with hammocks, 
cozy corners, inviting chairs, and all the paraphernalia that 
makes a place attractive and comfortable, and here we were 
turned loose the first evening **to enjoy the society of the sis- 
ters'' from various chapters and to partake of a delicious 
spread that the Delta girls had very thoughtfully and safely 
prepared for us. I say **safely," for I believe every Al]>ha Chi 
is educated up to a good spread — it belongs to her repertoire 
of accomplishments. Our days were devoted to business meet- 
ings, except when we were attending some ver\' beautiful re- 
ceptions. 

Wednesday the President and Mrs. Crawford of Pcnnsvl- 
vania College received us at their home. On Thurs- 
day Dr. and Mrs. Flood invited us to their home, and on Vx\- 
day afternoon two receptions were given us by sororities. On 
Wednesday evening our customary recital took place in the 
Hall at the College of Music. This is the one feature of tlie 
Convention by which we are, and should be, judged musically. 
Each chapter is more or less reflected in her representative, 
and the average worth of the programme shows to outsiders 
what the standard of our sorority really is. A very large and 
a very appreciative audience, which brought every participant 
l>ack and insisted that some respond to encores, made the per- 
formers feel that their efforts had been well wortli while. 
Thursday evening a ver>' elalx^rate reception, and quite the 
event of the Convention, was given us at the home of ?\riss 
Harper, our ex-Grand Treasurer. To this function, I think. 
every eHgible person in Meadville must have been invited, for. 
although the Harper home is extremely spacious, tb.c ro mus 
were thronged with interesting people of all ages — a most de- 
lightful affair! And on Friday evening we were taken six 
miles away from Meadville to Saegertown Inn, where "mein 
host" cordially received us — forty or more — and sat us down 
at a very large table, gorgeously arrayed after the fashion of 
Alpha Chi with scarlet carnations and smilax and maiden- 
hair ferns. What prettier sight could fall to any one's lot than 
this! The orchestra discoursed sweet music through the nitie 
or ten courses in snite of our chatter and occasional outbursts 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 3 

of song. The consummation of our felicity was reached af- 
ter the table had been cleared of every thing but the flowers 
and glasses and the toast-mistress began to announce the 
"toasters/' That's when the spirit just won't stay inside — ^^the 
emotions will manifest themselves in tears and cheers! Our 
toast-mistress and her followers called forth yell after yell of 
Alpha Chi with their cheeriness, and with the greatest reluc- 
tance we allowed them to close their little drama before the 
stroke of twelve, to give way to dancing and general merry- 
making in the ball-room. A sorr\' crowd was whisked home 
on the electrics at one o'clock — weary from so much good time 
and depressed with the thought of separation on the morrow. 
Parting wiav be **sweet sorrow — ^but montrez-moi" ! 

1 hardly know what to say of our business meetings, other 
than that they were thoroughly satisfactory. With a Presi- 
dent of such splendid executive ability and keen judgment and 
with delegates so responsive, they could not have been other- 
wise. Alpha Chi is imdoubtedly progressing from year to 
year and in extending her interests we are on the high road to 
glories we modestly dream of. 

Of Convention I can only think — Success! As "what goes 
up must come down," so **what begins must end" — hence **wc 
arrived" — we departed! In tw^o short years we'll all meet 
again at Ann Arbor — birds of a feather — ever singing 

A-1-p-h-a 

C-h-i — Al-pha — Chi 

O-me-ga. 

Laura A. Howk. 



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THE LYRE 



THEODORE THOMAS 



The Art, so loved by "Alpha Chi," has again been called 
upon to mourn the loss of one of its bravest soldiers. In the 
death of Theodore Thomas, director of the Chicago Orchestra, 
the realm of music has sustained a serious loss ; but truly, such 
a career of earnest and sincere devotion to the highest ideals 
can never be forgotten. It is indeed fitting that Death should 
come to this zealous musical master in the hour of triumph, 
in the day of victory. His aim was nobly achieved, success 
crowned his life-long endeavors; while, after him, shall live 
forever the g^eat influence he has exercised upon the popu- 
larization of classical music. He stands for "one-ness of pur- 
pose" and unalterable allegiance to the truth of a high ideal. 
Devotion to this ideal is the key-note of his illustrious career, 
coloring all his triumphs and defeats and uniting all into a 
glorious whole. 

Theodore Thomas was a bom musician. His genius, supple- 
mented by a most excellent training and fostered by his in- 
domitable pluck and perseverance, has rendered his name a 
powerful factor in the musical world. The Chicago Orchestra 
Hall, dedicated to the use of his orchestra, tells of a battle 
royally fought, of a victory nobly won, and will ever be unto 
the name of "Theodore Thomas" as a fitting memorial. 

Ruby M. Marsh. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 



MUSIC AS MEDICINE AMONG THE ANCIENTS 



Many who have been interested within a few years in read- 
ing of the application of music to the treatment of diseases, 
may also be interested to know that it is not a new discovery. 
Even as early as 1806, it was stated in a philosophical maga- 
zine that a body of medical men were then engaged in making 
experiments upon the influence of music in the cure of dis- 
eases. But the idea goes even farther back than the nineteenth 
century, for the most ancient people firmly believed in the 
medicinal powers attributed to music. Many modem physicians 
and philosophers now assert that music has the power of af- 
fecting the mind and the whole nervous system, so as to give 
a temporary relief in certain diseases, and even a radical cure, 
by diverting the patient's attention and occasioning certain 
vibrations of the nerves. The ancients have recorded in their 
literature any number of miracles brought about in the same 
way. 

Among half-civilized nations, diseases have always been at- 
tributed to the influence of evil spirits. The depression of 
mind which often comes with sickness, and the delirium which 
accompanies certain diseases, were considered as evidence of 
the presence of a demon; and the effect of music in raising 
this depression of the mind was obvious very early. Its power 
of attracting attention, even in cases of great mental disorder, 
caused it to be prescribed as a remedy long before the cause 
of the S)rmptoms were known. 

Homer tells of how the Grecian army employed music to 
prevent the raging of the plague. Pliny laughs at the idea that 
music should affect real bodily injuries, but nevertheless 
quotes Homer on the subject and also Theophrastus, who ad- 
vocated a tune for the cure of hip-gout. A later writer recom- 
mends music as a specific for the bite of a viper; and Swin- 
burne, too, in his Travels, relates the effects of music on those 
who are bitten by the tarantula. Among the miracles that have 



6 THE L YRE 

been recorded as brought about by diflfercnt instruments are 
those of deafness cured by a trumpet, a fever removed by a 
song, and the pestilence chased away by harmonies of a lyre. 
That deaf people can hear best in a great noise is a fact known 
and explained by modern speciaHsts, and this explains the 
ancient stor\' of curing deafness by a trumpet. One physician 
tells of a lady who could hear only when a drum was beating, 
so her husband hired a drummer as her servant in order to 
enjoy her conversation. 

Another story is told of a famous shu;d% Farinelli, who was 
sent to Madrid to try the effect of his magical voice on the 
King of Spain. His Majesty was suffering from deepest 
melancholy, so that nothing could rouse an emotion or look 
of interest in his countenance. He sat in a darkened room 
entirely given up to this distressing kind of madness. The 
l)hysicians ordered Farinelli at first to sing in an outer room ; 
and, for the first dav or two this was done without anv effect 
on the patient. Then it was observed that the King seemed 
to awaken from his stupor and listen ; on the next day tears 
were seen starting in his eyes: the day after, he ordered the 
door of his room to be left opened, and finally he was entirely 
cured from his illness. The magical voice of Farinelli had ac- 
complished what no medicine could do. 

In connection with these traditional stories, which we are 
to believe or not as we wish, it is interesting to conjecture 
if a savage who had never listened to a musical instrument, 
would feel certain emotions at listening to one for the first 
time. Civilized people are, no doubt, particularly affected ])y 
association of ideas, as is proven in all pieces of national 
music. Rousseau mentions in one of his writings that the 
Ranz des Vaches had sucli a powerful influence over the 
Swiss, and caused them to be seized with such an irrepressible 
desire to return to their own country, that it was forbidden 
to be played in the Swiss regiments employed in the French 
service, on pain of death. Thkta. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMFA.A 



REPORT 



Of the Vote on the Four Motions, Submitted by the 
Inter-Sororitv Conference to the Nine Sororities 

Represented in It. 

The Inter- Sorority Conference of September. 1903, sub- 
mitted, to all the sororities represented in it, four motions, on 
which it asked that a vote by chapters be taken in each sorority. 
The results of this vote were to l)e forwarded to the Secretary 
of the Conference by March i, 1904, and by her reported to 
the sororities. The last report has just been received, April 
25, 1904, and the Secretary l^egs to submit the following 
statement of the result : 

PI BETA PHI. 

Motion 1 — Lost. Vote 15-17 

Motion 2 — Tie. Vote 16-16 

Motion 3 — Carried. Vote 23- 9 

Motion 4 — Carried. Vote 27- 5 

KAPP.\ KAPPA GAMMA. 

Motion I — Carried. Vote 16-10. No report from 3. 

Motion 2 — Carried. Vote 16-10. No report from 3. 

Motion 3 — Carried. Vote 21- 4. No reix>rt from 4. 

Motion 4 — Carried. Vote 21-4. No report from 4. 

KAPPA ALPHA THETA. 

Motion I — Carried. Vote 17- 4. No report from 1. 

Motion 2 — Carried. Vote 17- 4. No report from i. 

Motion 3 — Carried. Vote 19- 2. No report from i. 

Motion 4 — Carried. Vote 19- 2. No report from 1. 

DELTA DELTA DELTA. 

Motion I — Tie. Vote 9-9 

Afotion 2 — Tie. Vote 9-9 

Motion 3 — Carried. Vote 13-15 

Motion 4 — Carried. Vote 12- 6 



8 THE LYRE 

ALPHA PHI. 

Motion 1 — Carried. Vote 7-5 

Motion 2 — Carried. Vote 8-4 

Motion 3 — Carried. Vote 9-2 

Motion 4 — Carried, Vote 10- 2 

CHI OMEGA. 

Motion 1 — Carried. Vote 9-5 

Motion z — Carried. Vote 9-5 

Motion 3 — Carried, Vote 11- 3 

Motion 4 — Carried. Vote ............ 11- 3 

DELTA CAMMA. 

Motion I — Carried. \'ote 12- 4 

Motion 2 — Carried. Vote 12- 4 

Motion 3 — Carried. Vote 13- 3 

Motion 4 — Carried. Vote 13- 3 



ALPHt c 

Motion 1 — Carried. The vote on each motion not reported. 

Motion 2 — Carried. 
Motion 3 — Carried. 
Motion 4 — Carried. 

GAMMA PHI BETA. 

Motion I — Carried. Motions carried in Convention. 

Motion 2 — Carried. 
Motion 3 — Carried. 
Motion 4 — Carried. 

SUMMARY. 

Motion I — Lost. 7 afiinnative, 1 negative, 1 tic. 

Motion 2 — Lost. 7 affirmative, 2 ties. 

Motion 3 — Carried. 9 affinnative. 

Motion 4 — Carried. 9 affirmative. 

The agreement among the Sororities was that any Inter- 
Sorority compact should be binding only when accepted by all 
the Sororities in the Conference. Motions three and four have 
been so accepted and are, therefore, binding on the nine Sorori- 
ties agreeing to them. They must form part of the rules of 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 9 

every Pan-Hellenic Association formed by these Sororities and, 
from the very large vote in their favor, it is clear that rushing 
and bidding in preparatory schools has been found to be unwise 
by most Sororities. 

The first two motions are not unanimously accepted, and so 
are not binding. But the vote in favor of them is so large, and 
they are so important to the success of any Inter-Sorority ar- 
rangement, whether national or local, that it is to be hoped the 
two Sororities failing to agree to them will reconsider their vote 
before next Conference, and make their very small negative 
or tie votes affirmative. 



Reports on Pan-Hellenic Associations 

Each Sorority was asked to report on the formation of the 
Pan-Hellenic Associations for which it is responsible, and these 
reports are given below, as far as they have been received. 

1>ELTA DELTA DELTA. 

Tri Delta is not responsible for the forming of any Pan- 
Hellenic Associations, for she is not the oldest Sorority in any 
college, where there are two or more of the Sororities repre- 
sented in the Conference. She has, however, sent a brief ac- 
count of the Pan-Hellenic Association in Woman's College, 
Baltimore, to which her Xi Chapter belongs. As this is one of 
the most influential Pan-Hellenics in the United States, the 
report will be found suggestive to the newer associations 
which are being started this year. 

The Pan-Hellenic Association of the Woman's College of Baltimore 
was founded in January, 1897, when six fraternities were installed there, 
Delta Gamma, Alpha Phi, Theta Kappa Pi, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa 
Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi, the third named being a local. Since then, 
Delta Delta Delta has entered the College and joined the Pan Hellenic 
Association. 

The Pan-Hellenic consists of two delegates appointed from each 
Fraternity — usually one Junior and one Senior. The President is an- 
nually selected from the Fraternities in the order of their establishment. 

All affairs of inter-fraternity interest come before this body and are 
there decided finally. There is one matter upon which there must be 
a unanimous vote of the seven fraternities — this is the date of pledge 



10 THE L YRE 

day. All other motions may be carried by a vote of 5 to 2— each Fra- 
ternity, of course, being entitled to only one vote. 

During its first year of organization, the Pan-Hellenic did little else 
than fix the date of pledge day. With each year, however, its power 
has increased and its influence broadened. In a few years we find that 
the requirement for entrance into any Fraternity is fourteen hours 
credit. 

Not only was a pledge day determined upon by the Pan- Hellenic, 
but restrictions for the rushing were also made by it. The number of 
entertainments to be given by any Fraternity was limited. Members 
of Fraternities were prohibited from mentioning the subject of Vta- 
ternities to eligible F>eshmen. 

The next year Pan-Hellenic gained new strength and succeeded in 
abolishing all rushing in the main College Hall. This, of course, had 
been largely individual and had been characterized by Freshmen bcinj; 
entertained in recitation rooms during chapel hour, etc. 

After the first Inter- Sorority Conference and its decision that Easier 
time would be the best for pledging Freshmen, the Woman's CoHckc 
Pan- Hellenic decided to make a trial of the matter in order to prac- 
tically demonstrate that good theories must work out well. Before this 
time the second Saturday in November had usually been the pledge 
day. With the opening of the 1903-04 term, however, the new system 
was inaugurated. 

The fundamental idea of this system was that there should l)e an 
abolition of rushing. A set of rules were drawn up and voted upon in 
Pan-Hellenic. Fraternities, breaking the rules, were to be reported to 
the President of the Association and formally reprimanded. The rules 
were wholly local in their application, but have been published in cvcry 
Fratcrnity organ. 

Without entering upon any discussion of the merits of this system, 
it is only necessary to say that not one of the Fraternities wishes to 
continue it for another year. It has modified their ideas of what should 
be done, however, and six of them wish pledge day to be placed just 
before Christmas for next year. 

This Pan-Hellenic has certainly proved itself a success and established 
its riglit to exist as a permanent institution. It has had a corrective 
effect upon each Fraternity and has taught each one to give up smaller 
interests so that it may gain larger ones. The best that can be said 
of it is that its rulings form a part of the common Fraternity Con- 
sciousness of the College. 

Saka L. M. Johnson, Delta Delta Delta. 

Xi Chapter, W. C. B. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 11 

KAPPA ALPHA THETA. 

Allegheny College. — A Pan-Hellenic Association has ex- 
isted for several years at Allegheny and, since it is in practice 
the same sort of organization as the one proposed by the Inter- 
Sorority Conference, it did not seem wise to mnke any further 
organization. 

Cornell University. — For a numl)er of years a Pan-Hellenic 
Association has existed at Cornell. Its formation and duties 
differ but slightly from the plan adopted by the Conference. 
Steps are being taken to alter the present organization to con- 
form to the Conference ruling. At the next regular meeting, 
these changes will be made. The special question for decision 
is, can we put asking day still later than our present contract 
does? 

Illinois University. — Kappa Alpha Theta was the first fra- 
ternity to receive a charter at Illinois, but Pi Beta Phi was first 
installed. Three years ago, a Pan-Hellenic Association was 
formed. It has been successful in bringing more harmony be- 
tween fraternities, and in lessening the evils of rushing. There 
are two delegates from each fraternity. They amend the rush- 
ing contract and discuss all inter-fraternity questions. This 
year asking day w^s the fourth Tuesday after the opening of 
college. All invitations are written and sent by mail. With 
this organization so successful, it seemed unnecessary to take 
any steps toward change, since it so admirably fills the idea 
for which the Inter- Sorority Conference asks organization. 

Indiana University — No Pan-Hellenic has as yet been formed 
(February 20. 1904). Steps are to be taken toward such an 
organization in the near future. 

Stanford University. — A Pan-Hellenic Association has ex- 
isted here for many years. Its purpose is to develop sociability 
among the fraternity women, to lead in college activities, and 
to regulate rushing. No new organization has been formed, 
but each Sorority has retired one active member from the ex- 
ecutive board, and appointed an alumna member in her place. 
Thus the board corresponds to the proposed Pan-Hellenic As- 
sociation. 



12 THE L YRE 

Swarthmore College. — There has been a Pan-Hellenic asso- 
ciation at Swarthmore for several years. It is composed of 
two active members from each fraternity, and meets once a 
month. By faculty rule, March first is asking day. By Pan- 
Hellenic agreement the fraternities are bound not to rush, and 
are allowed to have but one large function each before bidding 
day — ^this preferably to be before Christmas. This plan has 
been so successful in past years that no steps have been taken 
to change to the proposed plan, since the spirit of the Inter- So- 
rority Conference is fully embodied and lived up to at present. 

University of Vermont. — The fraternities have appointed 
their members for the Pan-Hellenic Association. Although 
the Board is not yet organized (Februar}% 1904), everything 
points to success. 

Wooster University. — There have been no steps taken to or- 
ganize a Pan-Hellenic Association, as the faculty supervision 
of rushing enforces all the things proposed for the Association. 

DELTA GAMMA. 

Mt. Union College, Alliance, Ohio. — This chapter is trying 
to establish an association. Nothing has been accomplished so 
far (February, 1904). 

University of Iowa. — Are trying to form an association. 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA. 

Not responsible for forming any associations, but reports 
joining several that are being formed. 

KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA. 
No report. 

ALPHA PHI. 

Syracuse University. — The Sororities were called together 
in December ; all responded, and it was agreed to organize the 
Pan-Hellenic Association. A second meeting was held in Jan- 
uary, and a third in February. These perfected the plan for 
permanent organization, and it was recommended that all con- 
sider carefully the obstacles agreed upon by the Inter-Sorority 
Conference. As yet we have made no attempt to define rush- 
ing or designate pledge day. The meetings have been pleasant 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 13 

and social, and must promote good feeling among the chapters. 
Northwestern University. — A Pan-Hellenic Association has 
been started, but the organization is not yet complete. 

PI BETA PHI. 
No report. 

GAMMA PHI BETA. 

Ann Arbor. — All the Sororities, including the local Sorori- 
ties, are members. We have not yet adopted a pledge day, as 
none of the Sororities thought it would be at all expedient in 
Ann Arbor, but we have regulated the rushing so that it will 
not be so hard as in former years, and so that it will be more 
dignified. 

University of Washington. — The Seniority here is not yet 
settled between Delta Gamma and Gamma Phi Beta, but pend- 
ing settlement Gamma Phi has started a Pan-Hellenic Associa- 
tion. The two national and three local Sororities belong to it, 
and they have had several meetings for the purpose of organ- 
izing and drawing up a constitution. The fonnation, suggest- 
ed by the Conference, will be followed in the main. 

The Secretary wishes to acknowledge most gratefully all the 
encouraging and helpful letters she has received from the 
various Sororities. 

Lillian W. Thompson. 
Gamma Phi Beta, 
Secretary Inter- Sorority Conference. 1903-1904. 
326 W. 6 1st Place, Chicago. 




14 THE L YRE 



THE SPHERE OF A COLLEGE WOMAN 



The fact that the woman who is well educated is better fit- 
ted for all positions in life than she who is not needs no dis- 
cussion, and yet this truth is occasionally questioned by narrow- 
minded persons. 

Whether a girl pursues a musical, literary or art course, she 
gets the culture and training that result from contact with the 
best people. A literary course consisting of two or more 
languages, some work in science, mathematics and literature 
will give one a practical education — an education sufficient to 
make one feel at ease in conversing wnth thinking men, and 
in understanding the trend of the times. But not all are sat- 
isfied with that. In order to teach the subject in which 
one is most interested, specializing is necessary. A young 
woman who thoroughly knows one or tw^o subjects is worthy 
bf admiration. 

If one is especially talented in music or art, she certainly 
deserves to receive as much training as possible in those par- 
ticular branches. If not possessing more than an ordinary 
amount of emotional sensibility, a little study in developing this 
trait will never be regretted. Who does not enjoy a few mu- 
sical selections, even if they are not from the hand of an artist, 
or who is not influenced by the designer's art ? 

Study, however, is not the only thing that fits a woman for 
the best life. The contact of college girls with each other 
tends to make them unselfish and able to adapt themselves 
easily to all kinds of circumstances ; and the touch of girl with 
girl gives to each poise and ease. 

With a broad education, such as has merely been intimated, 
is not a college woman prepared for almost any kind of a life? 
She can step out of college and command a good position as 
teacher in the public school and college, assistant in the office, 
or, if she has studied music or art, she is able to open a studio. 
When she holds one of these positions, her influence is wide, 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 15 

her culture and intelligence are an inspiration to those about 
her, and her broad, practical views make her a developing force 
in the world. 

Woman is a natural leader and, having had experience in 
college, she can undertake and carr>' through enterprises that, 
without her, would be impossible. She is a reliable member 
of any organization. 

The school boards are very particular to secure college grad- 
uates for positions in the public schools, because these women 
lead the pupils to higher things — teach them to reason and 
think for themselves as they will have to do when they assume 
greater responsibilities. Will not these efforts on the part of 
our college women assist in the gradual evolution of the race? 

The college-bred woman will exert her influence wherever 
she may be. If she travels, if she remains in the home, she 
will raise her companions to her standard, will compel them to 
broaden their views. 

We can think of so many places that a college graduate could 
fill, but where would her life count for more than in her own 
home ? The wife of a professor or minister in a small town 
has a great opportunity for uplifting the people. The profes- 
sor's wife forms acquaintances among the young people, and 
makes them take an interest in something besides the plans 
for doing the least amount of work for the greatest amount 
of credit. The minister's wife, in her contact with the women 
of the church, brings to them the outlook of the broader life 
and, possibly, in her journeys she has a larger field for good 
than any other. 

Being the wife of any business man should not debar the col- 
lege woman from taking an active part in any work that will 
result in the uplifting of the community — ^as assisting in the 
literary society, arranging for entertainments and showing an 
interest in all public affairs. 

More important than everything else that has been men- 
tioned is the influence with the members of one's own family. 

Consider what a power for good a bright, enthusiastic woman 
is in the home. Her original ideas, her sensible thoughts, her 
unselfish motives, are all results of her careful college training. 



16 THE L YRE 

How much more capable she is of developing in the lives of 
her children the highest and noblest traits of character, than 
she would be if her life had been spent within a small circle. 
Her character will largely shape the destiny of future genera- 
tions. 

The college woman shows her superiority over the unedu- 
cated woman in being able to identify herself with public inter- 
ests and to direct the thoughts of her companions and members 
of her own family to loftier ideals. Therefore we are justified 
in declaring that the sphere of the college woman is unlimited. 

Mabel Keech, 

Beta, 05. 




OF ALPHA cm OMEGA 17 



SISTERHOOD 



Among the "exchanges*' which came to me last month was 
the Kappa Alpha Theta for March. As I was glancing through 
its pages my eye was attracted to an article entitled, **Two 
Thetas in Germany," and I was delighted to find that one of 
them was my former Albion College friend, Elizabeth Cole. 
Among the interesting details of her journey through Germany 
she mentioned meeting another Theta at an official reception, 
and spoke of the mutual pleasure resulting therefrom. To 
quote her words: "A college girl realizes the meaning of her 
fraternity pin and thinks she appreciates the privilege of wear- 
ing it, but I know I never fully appreciated mine until, far 
from home, I met a stranger who was not a stranger, sharing 
my interests, striving for a true and noble womanhood, 
brought near to me by the mystic tie that binds." 

The incident reminded me of my experience last fall when 
I started to come East. After four years of active fraternity 
life, I knew I would miss the fraternity associations very 
much, and I thought that that part of my college life had quite 
passed away as I heard for the last time the Alpha llii yell 
from the station platform at Albion. As the conductor took my 
ticket, he remarked: "There's a girl across the aisle who is 
going to your college." With the prospect of almost a thousand 
mile journey before me, I decided not to "stand on ceremony/' 
and made myself known to this Smith College girl. What was 
my surprise to find that she wore a Kappa Kappa Gamma pin 
and a Sigma Nu badge, both of which were very familiar to me. 
She was from Iowa State University, and the enjoyable time 
which we had comparing fraternity and college life in the two 
states made the ride across Canada and New York far from 
tedious. 

Upon arriving at Northampton we engaged temporary board 
at the same house, went together for the first iiiterview with 
the college authorities (girls, don't you all remember what an 



18 THE L YRE 

awe-inspiring person your registrar seemed to you at your first 
consultation?) and though we were assigned to diflferent 
campus houses, our friendship has continued with the passing 
weeks. Among the fifty girls in the house where I live, I found 
a Gamma Phi Beta from Washington State University, also a 
Chicago girl who was a great friend of two Alpha Chi Chnega 
girls at the University of Michigan ; in fact, she had belonged 
to the same local sorority as they in Chicago. Then one even- 
ing when I was discussing the relative merits of history and 
literature as a main study with a girl who entered as senior 
from Ohio Wesleyan, I discoverered that her chum belonged 
to our sorority at Champaign, Illinois. 

I had heard that there were three Alpha Chis here from 
Evanston and, of course, was very anxious to meet them. The 
opportunity came sooner than 1 expected, for when I went to 
see my class officer the second day and was waiting outside the 
office door with twenty others, two girls with their suit cases 
came along, evidently on their way from the station. When 
they turned, behold there were two "golden lyres'* on thviir 
waists, and how beautiful the pins did seem to the eyes of a 
"stranger in a strange land/' The third Chi was introduced 
to me at the Freshman Frolic (and she is writing out a French 
exercise at my roommate's desk at this very moment). 

We four Chis have seen a great deal of each other during 
the year, and of course were delighted to have one of the Zeta 
Chapter girls join our quartet for a day last November. Before 
the close of the term we expect several girls from Beta, Gamma 
and Zeta chapters to visit us. I have seen many fraternity pins 
since I came to Smith, and since the first month, in which 1 
met a Kappa Alpha Theta, a Delta Gamma and an Alpha Phi, 
I have realized as I never had before, the mystic tie which 
unites all fraternity girls in one larger, more beautiful sister- 
hood. Although we belonged to different fraternities and had 
come from different institutions, we had all passed through 
similar experiences in our fraternity life and had come out 
with higher ideals for the future. 

The fraternity life in the chapter may seem to some to make 
up the greater part of fraternity life, but, girls, it isn't the end ; 
it is only the preparation for the larger life afterward. 

Mary Lucinda Ferine. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMECA 19 



FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF SORORITY LIFE 



There is an indefinable quality in the voice that creeps una- 
wares into the cordial "Hello*' exchanged between fraternity 
sisters as they pass each other on the **Hiir' or in the corridors. 
This gives its recipient the feeling that there is one with 
whom she has a perfect understanding, and an assurance of 
sympathetic friendship. In all her daily surroundings of work 
or play, pleasure or pain, it is this atmosphere which affects 
the new girl first, and which seems to her the binding to- 
gether of her chapter, which must be patent to all observers. 
She learns to watch for this understanding smile and nod as 
one of her rights and privileges, and responds to it in quick 
greeting. 

The girl who does not live in a chapter house, as Kappa girls 
have not found it wise at present to live, can hardly be said 
to enjoy real, true sorority life, in the broadest sense of the 
term. Scattered from the west side to the east side of the city, 
taking their work, some on the Hill, some in the School of 
Music a mile away, the busy girls see too little of each other, 
and have very little of the companionship which they would 
so much enjoy. Aside from the fraternity meetings, at which 
they make use of every spare moment in fun and talk, or the 
chance meeting with barely time for a nod, the only oppor- 
tunities they have to enjoy each other's society are in assist- 
ing a patroness at some function, or accepting the hospitality 
of the associate members in some social function. 

But the very knowledge, as one sleepily climbs the stairs and 
turns on the light after an evening's hard work, that, only a 
block away peacefully sleeps a girl, who is loyal, heart and 
soul, to Alpha Chi Omega, is in itself inspiring. As one 
lovingly takes off the pin and holds it, then comes back the 
first feeling, impalpable though it may be, that the lyre stands 
for a shining scroll of loving souls stretching east, west, north 
and scmth, wherever a warm heart throbs beneath the tiny 
emblem. Esther R. Concklin. 

Kappa, '05. 



20 THE L YRE 



THE FATAL MEETING 



The girl frats have had their fatal meeting. It is said they 
had a jolly time with the little black and white marbles, though 
persons who were not present at the great reckoning may 
never know the exact truth. 

There is a rumor that at this meeting little images of new 
university girls were put in the middle of the room, then the 
girls who belong to those girl frats (by the way, I am told it 
is customary to speak of them as Sorority girls) all got around 
the poor little images and shot black and white marbles 
straight at them. If only white marbles hit they (the images) 
could belong to the girl frat, I mean Sorority : if a great many 
black marbles hit, the images were cast aside without a word ; 
but if a great many white marbles and just a few black ones 
hit the images, there was a great deal of weeping and gnash- 
ing of teeth, but it couldn't be done over. 

These Sorority girls are very business-like people. Tlieir 
work is carried on in a quick, decisive manner. When th?y 
do a thing it is done, and nuist stand forever, written in black 
and white in a book with gold edges and red covers. 

The frat girls must have written invitations at tliat meet- 
ing, too, because the very next noon letters came out in tlie 
mail. (I got this from my landlady, who says several came 
to the house for the girls who have little scrai)s of ribbon 
pinned on the front of their shirt waists.) 

I am just dying to know what was in those letters the girl 
frats sent out. Tlie girls in the house who got them were 
terribly excited, and the girls who didn't get them weren't a 
bit excited and only stuck up their noses at the others. The 
invitations must have said something very important to make 
so much difference in evervone but me, and I confess thev 
did make me curious. The funniest part of it all was that a 
few of the girls who got more than one of these sorority let- 
ters cried when they should have lieen all the happier. At 



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21 



one time they said tliey wished they had never heard of so- 
rorities, and in a little while they wanted to join them all. I 
guess, however, they first fixed it all right, because they have 
oil scraps of ribbon the same as the girls who got only one 
letter. 

Perhaps, thongh, the two different colors represent two 
different frats. I couldn't see what would happen next fatal 
day in that case, because they couldn't shoot white and black 
marbles in two different houses at the same time. 

For my part I'm glad invitation day is past. The excite- 
ment and fuss these sororities have made about the new girls 
lias been too much for mc. Now that I have nothing to dis- 
turb me I hope to do good work for the rest of the semester. 
Helen Wright, 

Iota. 




^^ THE L YRE 



CALVE 

During a week of grand opera in Chicago I chanced to go 
into a Japanese curio store. It was a quiet place, filled with 
beautiful and curious things representing the handicraft of 
the Island people. The intelligent owner of the collection was 
an American, who had resided in Japan for seventeen years, 
and whose father had been a dealer in things artistic and in- 
teresting. This gentleman had seen much of the world — that 
is to say — ^many sides of life, and was himself entertaining. 

Upon entering the ^tore a small group of people in an al- 
cove attracted my attention. They were talking French in ani- 
mated French fashion, and seemed to be h.iving almost a hilari- 
ous time. A lady in black appeared to be the center of at- 
traction and for the next half hour, while pretending to be 
looking at some rare bits of pottery, I was watching this gay 
little company w^ho seemed to be having such a good time. 
The ladv in black left the others a few minutes to speak to 
the clerks. She was larger than the average woman, even 
masculine in shoulders and chest. Her face was dark and 
swarthy, lighted with small black eyes, constantly changing 
their expression and relieved from a certain unpleasantness 
by a pretty mouth, sweet at times with an expression that 
charmed. The hair surmounting an unusually low, broad 
forehead was the blue black that the Greek women are said 
to have possessed. The lady's dress was as unusual as her 
features. The entire gown was of the heaviest black crape, 
with long train. A necklace of immense pearls was wound 
twice about her neck, then fell to her lap. Her ungloved hanri 
wore a ring on every finger and to finish the sweep and maj- 
esty of the whole was a huge Gainsborough hat laden with 
valuable plumes. Who was she? Those eyes — that peculiar 
individuality could belong to but one individual in the whole 
world — Madame Calve. 

When she had gone the gentleman whose pottery had 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 23 

served so well told me some things that are not usually in the 
papers. He had known Madame Calve many years, she never 
came to Chicago without calling, and usually carried away 
some trifle that caught her fancy. The trifle, that morning 
had been the purchase of a $4,000 screen, the design being 
done in the exquisite Japanese needle painting. She lived 
her own life independently, and while she frequently departed 
from some of society's standards, her highest ambition was 
to perfect her art and do good. 

On her estate in France is a large hospital where young 
French women suffering from consumption can live and be 
treated with the best medical aid free of charge. Her heart 
and hand are constantly open to assist worthy needs. Sev- 
eral poor young women of talent had received directly from 
her their real start in their professional life. To simple needs 
and right purposes her sympathy is quick and responsive. 
Then she loves beauty for its own sake. Her own home — 
where this artist spends as much time as the world will al- 
low — is a treasure home of rare and costly things from all 
lands. Here are porcelains and bronzes from China and 
Japan, fabrics from India, marbles and pictures from Italy, 
and then the strange and grotesque from everywhere and all 
people. 

And everything this woman owns or touches is stamped 
with a bit of her own individuality. This is one reason of 
her success. This intense personality is in itself, in her, her 
power. 

Blackburn, in one of his admirable criticisms, observes that 
in the examination of any interpretative artist's success in in- 
terpretation the first necessary matter is to inquire into the 
conventions by which that interpretation is safe-guarded. 

On the operatic stage of today is a union of two arts— each 
vital and distinct of itself — music and acting. The union is 
intimate, the one art acts, the other reacts, with so indissoluble 
an effect that the question of proportion in the whole is very 
naturally one upon which there is an extensive variety of 
opinion. And there has been such diversity of opinion that 
out of the many methods prevalent in the last century, when 



24 THE L YRE 

school rivalled school, there arose one mighty and seemingly 
immovable manner. 

The opera of thirty years ago became the occasion of ex- 
hibitions of beautiful voice production, nothing more. Melba 
is perhaps the best great exponent of this development. This 
method was carried to such extremes that the "heaving bosom, 
the drooping eye-lid" and poised arm became mere tricks of 
trade — a dead emptiness pervaded operatic stage forms. All 
this became very old and stale and men forgot to enjoy the 
voice without intelligent accompaniment of mind and soul. 
A blending of methods was believed possible. It has been 
said that fresh young singers began to lose the art of taking 
pains. The death of the opera was imminent and one won- 
dered if it would effect the death of the voice. That ne- 
cessity is the mother of invention will be demonstrated by 
facts to the end of time. Something had to be done. The 
pure voice-producing standard assumed the character of an 
awakening. It was discovered that the drama could be revi- 
talized and a portion of its energy infused in the voice. Opera 
took on a new lease of life. The exponent of the new method 
among women is Madame Emma Calve, tier singular and 
fascinating personality, together with a voice of wonderful 
quality, makes her today the incomparable vocal actress she 
is. As one has said, "As Santuzza, her voice is passionate, 
full, native, overwhelming; as the Priestress in Bizet's 
'Pecheurs des Peoles.' it is solemn and majestic; as Ophelia 
in Thomas* *Amleto' it is infinitely tender and pathetic; as 
Carmen it is a whirlwind of emotion, changeful and wide- 
sweeping." Calve*s movement is finely attuned to the mo- 
tion of her voice, swift with its swiftness, solemn with its 
majesty — thus effecting an extraordinary unity of results. She 
never allows one to imagine herself critical. Yet, as one care- 
ful critic has noted, her movement is not the siX)ntaneous im- 
pulse of the moment; its art is too finely proportioned to de- 
ceive a thoughtful mind into any such belief, yet it is spontane- 
ous in appearance. 

The joy of it rests in the fact that it is all so vital. Instead 
of the soothing and average sensation aroused by the exer- 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 25 

cise of a merely beautiful voice, there is a combination of 
power that stirs one with the sense of personal life. The 
mere singer changes into a living sentiment being. You for- 
get that it is a song, that it is mere acting. You no longer 
smile that love. and hate can come to you through appointed 
harmonies. The conventional forms disappear and love and 
hate appear realities when delivered by Calve. She never 
pennits the feeling of common sense, outraged even though 
it be in a degree reconciled by beauty of environment. She 
makes opera possible and probable and in this no other woman 
artist approaches her. She belongs to opera — on any other 
stage she might not succeed so well. An appreciative friend 
who has seen her in all roles truly says that in a dramatic 
circumstance of opera one might shut their eyes and listening 
there would be conveyed the picturesque situation. This 
splendid achievement does not destroy the past — it opens nobler 
possibilities of present and future with it. 

Mary Jones Ten n ant. 

Alpha. 



''xa®^ 



26 THE L YRE 



INTERFRATERNITY SPIRIT 



A thought that often occupies our minds is the subject of 
interfraternity spirit. 

The Greek world is a little world in itself within which our 
interests, though not the same, are very similar. It is a world 
much divided and, too often, divided against itself. Within 
our own division we are interested in the highest welfare of 
each one. The realization of this interest of others in us 
causes us to strive to develop our individual best. Why not ex- 
tend at least a portion of this good-will beyond our own num- 
bers and especially toward those of another fraternity? If 
we see them stumbling over some difficult point in their les- 
sons why not help them? Perhaps someone will say that by 
doing so one gives another her thoughts while she is working 
to have her own fraternity stand the highest and hold the 
best grade — that is a splendid object, but it never does us 
harm to help another. It may often cost us an effort, but as 
often it may win us a friend and the esteem of others; for 
all admire a kind act, no matter how trivial. 

Fraternity should teach us to form friendships which are 
true and lasting and such as will be a benefit to all. But this 
is of little value unless we can extend it to those outside our 
immediate circle and thus increase the number of our friends. 

Fraternity ought also to broaden our natures, take us out 
of ourselves and teach us the sweet lesson of unselfishness 
and kindness to others. If there are good deeds in fraternity, 
are they not good to practice throughout the world? 

If we cannot extend these valuable lessons beyond our own 
mystic circle, then we are doing ourselves an injury and prov- 
ing the accusation so often raised against Greekdom — that it 
makes us narrow. 

The existence of other fraternities beside our own develops 
a spirit of rivalry, which should be beneficial to all. It ought 
to be a wholesome and good-natured rivalr}\ We most nat- 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 27 

urally desire that our own fraternity obtain the honors and 
do the best work and be victorious in all it undertakes ; but a 
hard lesson to learn is that of smiling and praising others if 
they reach the goal we had in view. 

The rivalry in rushing is a greater one, in which more 
feeling is placed and it is impossible to even pretend to re- 
main cool and even-tempered. Of course we all want the 
best girls. Here truly is a test of whether we have any proper 
inter fraternity spirit or whether we think that all is fair in 
love or war. How very easy it is in case any one member 
has committed some indiscreet act to tell it to the new girl i/" 
it will influence her in your favor. This is a time when half 
the battle is to take defeat graciously. This is a splendid chance 
to prove our friendship and interest in another Greek society. 

If we desire that there should be true and proper inter- 
fraternity spirit, let us ever keep fresh in our minds that 
5aying of sayings that we have heard since childhood, "Do unto 
others as you would that others should do to you," and take 
as our watchword "With malice toward none, with charitv 
for all.*' With a resolve to follow these words, let us pledge 

eternal friendship. 

Mary Roberts. 



REPORT OF EXAMINATIONS POR 1904 



(Marked on basis of 95.) 

Alpha — 89.1. 

Beta — 91.2. 

Gamma — No papers received. 

Delta — 91. 

Zeta — 91. 

Theta— 88.8. 

Iota — 84.3. 

Kappa — 92. 

Submitted by Committee, 



28 THE LYRE 



EDITORIAL 



The Eleventh National Convention has been held ami, hv 
the report given in another part of this magazine, will be seen 
to have been most successful. A careful reading of tliis report 
is desired, and each chapter should take up the Minutes of the 
Convention and through its delegate, become familiar with all 
legislation. 

Many inquiries concerning the non-apypea ranee of the last 
two issues of the Lyre have elicited the fact that the publica- 
tions of the journal have been missed. There is but one reason 
to be assigned for the failure of the magazine to appear — 
lack of funds. The editor has not deemed it prudent to put 
the magazine in debt, although realizing the fact that its non- 
appearance might be fatal to its life. An attempt is made to 
condone for its non-appearance by an extra large magazine in 
this number. Now is the time to see that this lamentable con- 
dition does not arise again. May The Lyre enter upon a new 
era of prosperity. 

With this issue of The Lyre the editor's term of office will 
draw to a close. The past four years have been filled with 
painstaking labor and pleasure and, to one vitally interested in 
the welfare of Alpha Chi Omega and whose heart has been 
bound up in the improvement of the fraternity journal, it is with 
regret that the editor feels obliged to lay aside this work for 
otlier increasing cares. There have been many hard working 
helpers in the past and, unlike some magazines, good inaiui- 
script has not been wanting. Lack of funds has been the chief 
hindrance, and with the entrance of new life and vigor in the 
magazine it is to be hoped that this may become a less men- 
acing handicap. The editor wishes to extend her gratitude to 
all those who have so ably assisted her, and also acknowledges 
the support of the National Conventions. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 29 

It is to be hoped that the new editor of The Lyre will receive 
double the support which has yet been pveti to any editor. 
There needs to be a head to all undertakings, but such a head 
can only direct and systematize. Without the co-operation of 
the rank and file, nothing can be accomplished by the greatest 
general. Let everj- Alpha Chi rally to the aid of the new 
editor. It must be remembered that hers is not an ea^y task, 
and her efforts will be greatly alleviated by the confidence 
and help of the entire fraternity. 

Elsewhere in these pages appears the results of the 1904 ex- 
aminati(His. Had more of the papers been returned to the com- 
mittee on time, this report might have appeared in the June 
Lyre. Let every chapter make it a point to respond more 
promptly this year. 

The supply of 1904 March and June Lyres has been ex- 
hausted. This anouncement n-ill <loiibtless relieve the minds of 
many who have requested extra copies of these editions. 

The Lyre gratefully acknowledges the announcement of the 
installation of a new chapter of Delta Upsilon at State Uni- 
versity, Columbus, Ohio. Also of the Tlieta chapter of Alpha 
Xi Delta at University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. 




30 IHE L YRE 



CHAPTER LETTERS 



BETA CHAPTER.— Albion College. 

College has opened again and another rushing season has be- 
come but a memory of the past. 

At the opening of the new year Beta found on her chapter 
roll the names of ten girls. We have to introduce as initiate* 
Alien Gustafson, Blanch French, Mae Howey, Cleora Miller 
and Bessie Shanley, while Helen Hough, Caroline Newark 
and Gertrude Babcock, with Florence Fall and Olah Hill of 
last year's pledging, constitute the pledge list. 

The rushing season this year was rather quiet. Our two 
functions, to which number we are limited by contract, were 
a taffy pull on October fourteenth and a six o'clock dinner 
November seventh. The rushing season culminated on Bid- 
ding day, November ninth, when we pledged four new girls. 

The chapter sent out cards for a reception October first to 
the other sorority girls and town ladies. 

Five Beta girls attended the Convention in Meadville. They 
report the finest time. A great inspiration was received by the 
Chapter, and the girls are well pleased with the idea of having 
an inspector. 

Dr. Frank Wilbur Chase, Albion's Conservatory Instructor, 
gave two organ recitals in Festival Hall at St. Louis. He was 
greatly appreciated by music lovers. He was assisted by Alien 
Gustafson, who so completely won her way into the hearts of 
her hearers bv her rich contralto voice that she has been chosen 
to take the contralto parts in the Messiah, to be given in St. 
Louis the latter part of this month. 

Beta girls are working hard preparing for examinations, 
which will close this term's work. 

Beta sends love and greetings to her sister chapters, and 
wishes them success. 

M. Daisy Osgood. 

November lo, 1904. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 3^ 

GAMMA CHAPTER— Northwestern University. 

Isn't this the finest weather for working? It has really in- 
spired our whole chapter. Girls, we have the finest chapter 
this year that we have had for some time. All of the girls, 
with two exceptions, are in the Music School, taking full work. 
The one is a "Soph" in college and the other a Senior in 
Oratory School. We have initiated five girls this year: Bess 
Sinder, Hedwig Brenneman, Hazel De Groff, Esther Hinman 
and Julia Marshall. We are so glad to have the Marshall 
girls with us again, after their year abroad. They have already 
given a violin and piano recital this year. Others of our girls 
who have appeared in recitals are : Esther Hinman, Hedwig 
Brenneman, Bertha McCord, Bertha Porter and Frances Mere- 
dith each, in turn, having made us feel proud of them as 
Alpha Chis. 

Our alumnae and active chapters have planned a series of 
musicales for this year, the first of which was given November 
eighteenth, at the home of Mabel Dunn Madson. The follow- 
ing program was played very effectively by some of our girls : 

Polonaise Padcrcwski 

Ruth Inglis. 

Spanish Dance, "Romanza Andaluza" Sarasate 

Julia Marshall. 

Warum Schumann 

Nocturne Grieg 

Frances Meredith. 

Obstination Fontainelles 

Madrigal Harris 

Hedwig Brenneman. 

"Lcgende" Wieniaiwski 

Bertha Porter. 

Scottish Tone Picture MacDowell 

Impromptu Op. 28, No. 3 Reinhold 

Esther Hinman. 

After the program the gtiests retired to the dining room, 
where dainty refreshments were served. The table was covered 
with a profusion of our own scarlet carnations. About seventy- 
five guests were present, most of them being members of the 



32 THELYRE 

other sororities and fraternities. Those present voted it a de- 
cided success. The second of these musicales will be given 
in January by our professionalists, and will be in the Evanston 
Woman's club rooms. 

We expect soon to initiate into Alpha Chi Mrs. Jessie S. 
Gayner and Mrs. Riley, who have consented to become associate 
members. 

Social affairs in the University are decidedly at a "stand 
stiir' now, as all formal parties are given during the second 
semester. 

Qara Gumee, still loyal to Alpha Chi, comes down from 
Waukegan, forty miles, to take a lesson, and for "frat" meet- 
ing. She has a class of twenty pupils in her own town. 

The third of our monthly luncheons occurred last Saturday 
at Marshall Field's. There was a good showing of both 
alumnae and active girls. 

Besides initiating our girls, we have affiliated two, Anna 
Suylandt, from Beta, and Bertha McCord, from Delta. 

Gamma sends best wishes for a prosperous year. 

Fannie E. Gillan. 

December 4, 1904. 



DELTA CHAPTER.— Penn. College of Music. 

In memory of the past and with bright anticipations for the 
future of "Alpha Chi," Delta sends heartfelt greetings. With 
the dawning of the New Year there comes to Delta renewed 
earnestness and a graver sense of her responsibility ; inspiring 
her to a more enthusiastic loyalty to the "Lyre of Alpha Chi." 

Words fail to express our appreciation of the honor con- 
ferred, whereby Delta was installed as the "Home" of our 
glorious Convention. Truly, it was a treat greatly to be prized ; 
and crowned with success, it will ever be cherished fondly in 
**Memory's Golden Realm." Nor can we forget the kind cour- 
tesies so graciously tendered us by our friends, who sought, by 
distinctive favors, to mould all into a most perfect culmination. 
The Convention is now but a "living memory," but its influ- 
ence will be felt again and again. Thus are we duly im- 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 31 

pressed with the sacredness of our trtist ; and desire, above all, 
to ever prove a stronghold of our loved sorority. 

Seeking to gain in quality rather than in quantity ; seeking 
a thorough knowledge of the true worth of the girls, we have 
not yet any new "sisters" to introduce to Alpha Chi, but trust 
in the near future to add to our ranks. We have raised our 
standard, and those who would follow it must be of the truest, 
noblest womanhood; must be zealous, ambitious and perse- 
vering in attaining unto the highest to which they aspire. 

It is with pride that we announce the graduation of three of 
our girls from the Pennsylvania College of Music, the sixth of 
June. This is, indeed, a gratifying record, and certifies that 
musically, we are surely advancing. 

Still another evidence of progress in our beloved Art, was the 
recital by Miss Alice MacDowell, pupil of Mrs. Julia O. Hull, 
on Tuesday evening, January tenth. The numbers were well 
chosen in view of pleasing a varied audience, and were ren- 
dered in a style delightful to all. Truly, we of Delta are justly 
proud of Miss MacDowell, and feel assured that she will ever 
prove an honor to her loyal sisters in "Alpha Chi.'' 

Foremost among the musical events ranks the organ recital 
by Alexander Guillmant, given in Ford Memorial Chapel. It 
is unnecessary to say more, for all the world knows the name 
of Guillmant. Another musical feature was the Concert given 
by the eminent Belgian violinist, Ovide Musin, assisted by his 
company of artists. 

These occasions prove but worthy incentives, that we, too, 
may excel in our chosen field, and that at some future time we 
may win the "crown of excellence," not only to our own glory, 
but also to the glory of dear old "Alpha Chi." 

Ruby M. Marsh. 
January i8, 1905. 



ZETA CHAPTER.— New England Conservatory of Music. 

"It is the unexpected that always happens." The above is 
about the most trite saying that I know of. Because the unex- 
pected has been happening so fast in my own life that I have 



34 THELYRE 

hardly regained my usual state of mind. To begin with, I am 
again in Boston, an active member of the sorority, and once 
again associate editor of The Lyre for Zeta, instead of being 
hundreds of miles away, as I fully expected to be this year. 

When I returned in October, I found the fraternity at a 
standstill. Convention rapidly ai>proaching, and consequently 
matters looked rather serious for a time. In about two weeks 
from my own return Mabel Partout came back, and the meet- 
ings began to be more fully attended. Alice Walk, Blanch 
Crafts, Carol Stanley, Mabel Davidson, Elizabeth Bates, Mabel 
Partout and myself comprise the list of the girls who are 
now carrying on the work from last year. After the Conven- 
tion Kate Templeton returned. Winifred Van Buskirk conies 
next week and, at Christmas time, I believe Laura Howe is 
to be with us. Needless to say what a hearty welcome she 
will receive, and we hope she will find the fraternity just 
as congenial as it was when she was here a few years ago. 

We have three new girls pledged — Gertnide Damon, Lil- 
lian Bull and Winifred Byrde, and so it seems as though af- 
ter all the year has started with very bright prospects. 

Miss Crafts, who represented our chapter at the Conven- 
tion, brought back glowing accounts of her trip, and we re- 
ceived glowing accounts of her violin playing. Naturally Zeta 
is feeling very proud of her delegate, and as though the hard 
struggle of the past two years had not been in vain. 

The musical season in Boston is in full swing — Symphony 
concerts, recitals, chamber concerts galore, all serve to stimu- 
late our ambitions and shrink our purses. De Pachmann has 
been (but I am not going to say gone, for we are in hopes 
of more recitals), charming every one with his mastery and 
amusing all by his magical mannerisms. The otlier afternoon 
after his fourth encore he proceeded to give a very vivid panto- 
mime of the fact that he had to hurry away and eat, and al- 
most ran off the stage, leaving his audience in a gale of 
laughter. I think there was method in his madness. 

Aus der Ohe gave a recital in Stuart Hall recently and 
Bloomfield Zeisler plays with the Symphony this week, and 
presumably Mme. Szumouska will play later. I hope all of 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 35 

our other chapters take as much pride in the honorary members 
as we do. Possibly we feel it more strongly as music is the 
one study with us all. 

I also wonder if the girls regretted the extremely thin edition 
of the June Lyre. Certainly our editor could not have chosen 
a more pointed way of telling us liow much she needed our 
support than by printing merely the chapter letters in the last 
number. And if the girls do not co-operate the task for her 
is doubly hard. There should be enough pride in Alpha Chi 
Omega to render every possible means of support for its paper, 
and nothing could lower us more in the eyes of our sister 
sororities than the knowledge that The Lyre of Alpha Chi 
Omega was abandoned simply because of carelessness and 
negligence. 

Zeta trusts that this letter will find all the sisters well started 
on a bright, happy year. 

Sarah Ehi:LANo Morton. 

November 22, 1904. 



THETA CHAPTER.— University of Michigan. 

Theta is spending one of her happiest years in a pretty new 
Chapter House on Tappan Street. On the evening of Oc- 
tober twenty-eighth we were proud to celebrate our seventh 
annual initiation and banquet, at which time seven mem- 
bers were introduced into the mysteries. They were Mary 
Bruce of LaFayette, Ind. ; Maudelle Germonde of Boston; 
Enid Holmes of Chelsea; Nellie Overpack of Manistee; 
Claudine Douville of Milwaukee ; Muretta Bedford of Charle- 
voix, Mich. ; Vera Burkhardt of Buffalo. Several of the old 
girls were here for the banquet and it was tnily a happy oc- 
casion. 

A few evenings later the chapter gave a fonnal reception 
and dance to the new members and guests. 

In November Mrs. Murfin and Mrs. Hoff gave pretty parties 
for the girls, and any number of smaller events at our various 
homes have made the year thus far pass very quickly. 

Already there can be felt a presentment of the crowning 



56 THE L YRE 

festivities of the year — the Junior Hop and its attendant gay- 
eties. They will begin this year on February tenth, and five 
of our girls are among the fortunates who are anticipating a 
red-letter time. 

On next Saturday evening the first appearance this year 
of the University Comedy Club will take place in the newly 
equipped Sara Caswell Angell Hall, which is just being re- 
modeled for college functions of this sort. "The Green-eyed 
Monster** is the play to be given and Maudelle Germonde car- 
ries one of the principal roles in the performance, \vhile Nel- 
lie Schuyler is also among the characters. We are proud of 
the talent which several of the girls show in this line. 

Among our musical treats thus far we have enjoyed the 
Pittsburgh Orchestra, an entirely novel little concert on old- 
time instruments bv Mr. Arnold Dolmetsch, and the Kneisel 
Quartette. 

Very soon we shall hear, too, Anton Hepping, 'cellist, and 
a song recital by Muriel Foster, the English contralto. 

The Choral Union is hard at work preparing to present at 
the Festival in May both St. Paul and Arminius. The list 
of soloists at that time is not yet announced, but we are as- 
sured of some old favorites. 

Reports from Paris, where Prof. L. L. Renwick, last year 
of our organ department, is studying, say that he has an organ 
in one of the churches there and is becoming very successful. 

A chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, a national musical 
sorority, has been organized in our School of Music, and Sigma 
Alpha Iota, the Alpha Chapter of which was founded here last 
year, has recently instituted a Beta Chapter at Northwestern, 
and has thus become a national organization, too. This op- 
position will, of course, cause us to keep out our spurs, but 
we feel ready to hold our own and assured of the success we 
have always had. 

We trust it is not too late to wish our sister chapters the 
season *s greetings, and every happiness the New Year can 
bring. 

Marcia Clarke. 
January 23, 1905. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA It 

IOTA CHAPTER.— University of Illinois. 

Iota began this school year with very cheerful prospects and 
all that we could wish for seems to have come true. We be- 
gan in our new house with ten of the older members back 
and several of the town girls with us again, who were away 
last year. Mary Busey and Jessie Freeman returned last 
summer from a year abroad, and Bess Stevenson, who was at 
the WcMnen's College at Roanoke, Virginia, is at home and is 
attending the University this winter. 

Perhaps the most exciting part of the school year for the 
sorority girl, here at Illinois, ended on the tenth of October, 
when the new girls were invited to join the different sororities, 
some to join three or four perhaps. Alpha Chi came out with 
flying colors as usual with seven new girls. They are Alice 
Carey, Henrietta Silman, Grace Ewing, Bess Bryan, Kate 
Busey and Gladys Breckinridge. Blanche Breckinridge, a 
pledge of four years ago, but who has been away, was also 
taken in with the pledges of this year. 

During the fall we have had several visits from our dif- 
ferent alumnae sisters, it being quite a "stunt" to come back 
and help rush the new girls. 

On the ninth of December the Junior "Prom" was given in 
the Armory and was one of the prettiest dances of the year. 

Mrs. Breneman entertained the girls the next afternoon at 
an afternoon tea. About thirty-five Alpha Chis were present. 

Iota sends best wishes. 

Elsie Bean. 

December ii, 1904. 



KAPPA CHAPTER.— University of Wisconsin. 

After the holiday recess spent at our homes, Kappa girls 
are back at work, in the long final strain that comes before 
the mid-year exams, held here February sixth to fifteenth. 

Many social and musical events are making life at Wis- 
consin both pleasant and helpful to us all. On Januanr* 
eleventh the violinist, Ysaye, accompanied by M. De Befve, 



38 THE LYRE 

gave a delightful program before an audience of more than 
two thousand people in the Armory building. 

Kappa girls have been very anxious for the past month 
over the condition of Miss Alice Regan, who has been suf- 
fering from severe concussion of the brain, received by a fall 
at her home shortly before Christmas recess. We are glad 
to tell of her sure recovery, although it has been very slow, 
and of her probable return to her work at the beginning of 

the second semester. 

Edna Swenson, who was our delegate at the Convention 

last fall, came back enthusiastic about the girls whom she had 
met and the inspiration she had received. We were all envi- 
ous, and hope we may attend the next gathering of the chap- 
ters. 

The engagement of Miss Russell MacMurphy, formerly 
an associate member of Kappa Chapter, to Prof. Spence. of 
the West Virginia Conservatory of Music, has been an- 
nounced. 

Julia McGrew and Elizabeth Davis, of Morgantown, West 
Virginia, were unable to return to us this year, but are happy 
and able to wear fraternity pins, so we feel no anxiety as to 
their welfare. 

We have initiated four girls this fall — Hazel Alford of Mad- 
ison, Mabel Van Epps of Camanche, Iowa; Sara Dixon of 
Mauston, Wisconsin, and Mae Theobald, also of Madison. 

January twentieth the Haresfoot Club present their annual 
play, in which Alpha Chi is represented by Edna G. Swen- 
son. 

Society girls, both in and out of town, are preparing for 
the Junior Prom, the annual ball which will take place on 
the seventeenth of Januarj'. 

Kappa freshmen attended a reception given by the fresh-- 
men of Delta Delta Delta, Saturday, December tenth, from 
four to six, at the chapter house. The rooms were darkened 
and prettily decorated with flowers and lights, while the music 
arid refreshments were all that an Alpha Chi could wish. 

During the present month a tenth sorority has appeared in 
Madison, which now has chapters of all the national organi- 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 39 

zations. Alpha Xi Delta was organized with fifteen charter 
members, among whom were many of the strong girls of Wis- 
consin. We welcome them to the Greek letter world and hope 
their experience as sorority girls may be a very happy one. 

Elizabeth Patten, of De Kalb, Illinois, Kappa's only alumna, 
is expected to visit the chapter very soon. 

Our next social event will be a sewing bee, at which we will 
manufacture Alpha Chi pennants, and incidentally have a jolly 
time. 

The girls join in wishing to all our sisters a year of true 
happiness, with the working out of their New Year's resolu- 
tions in so far as they really wanted them to be carried to 
success. Greetings, and hopes that many more of us may 
know each other during the coming year. 

Hazel Alford. 



ALUMNAE NOTES 



BETA. 

E. Mae Allen, with her parents, is spending the winter at 
Los Angeles. 

Mary Ferine is teaching at Oxford College, Ohio. 

On August seventeentli Myrtle Hatswell was married to 
John Eldon Bowman of Bay City. They spent Thanksgiv- 
ing with Susie Ferine, who was maid of honor at the wedding. 

Grace Armstrong Bumham has moved to 1008 South West 
Street, Kalamazoo. 

Lina Baum spent November in Cleveland, and will spend 
the winter in Tampa, Florida. 

Mame Dickie sailed in June for a year and a half in Europe. 
At present she is studying at the Royal Conservatory in 
Munich. 

Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Reid, nee Jennie Dickenson, 
in October, a daughter, Catharine Reid. 

Beatrice Isbell, an alumna of Theta Chapter, spent Novem* 
bcr nineteenth and twentieth with M. Daisy Osgood. 



40 THE LYRE 

DELTA. 

On September the seventh occurred the marriage of Miss 
Una Hollembeck to Mr. J. Earl Kelley (Phi Gamma Delta). 
They are now living at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. 

On the same date occurred the marriage of Miss Mabel 
Adams of Findlay, Ohio, to Mr. Thomas Clark (Phi Gamma 
Delta) of Greensburg. At present they are living at Greens- 
burg. 

The Misses Mary Roberts and JMayme Goodnough have 
positions in our public schools. 

Delta is pleased to have Miss Jess Crissman again at Alle- 
gheny. 

Announcement is received of tlie engagement of Miss Ella 
Lovell of Franklin to Mr. E. M. Hall (Phi Delta Theta) of 
Fairmount, West Virginia. 

Mrs. J. Earl Kelley of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is visiting at 
the home of her parents, Springboro. 

The marriage of Miss Bell K. Chase to Mr. Frank S. Lang 
of Greenville occurred on Thursday afternoon, January the 
nineteenth. Four of Delta's girls, the Misses Caroline Beyer, 
Elizabeth McAllister, Jess Merchant and Vesta Leet, were 
present. 

ZETA. 

Elsther Elliott of Logansport, Ind., was the guest of Helen 
Bernard of Kennett Square, Pa., in the fall. 

Mrs. Violet Truell Johnston, whose home was formerly in 
Plainfield, New Jersey, is now living in Taunton, Mass. 

Mrs. Robert Johnston Dunkle (nee Stella McFarlane) is 
the mother of a second son, R. J. Dunkle, Jr. 

On September twelfth, 1904, at the home of her parents in 
Providence, R. L, Edith H. Manchester was united in mar- 
riage to Mr. Thomas J. Griffin, Jr., Phi Delta Theta. Alice 
F. Parker of CcMicord, N. H., was one of the bridal party. 

THETA. 

Since the last issue of The Lyre we have to announce the 
marriage of four of our members. In July, 1904, Rachel Mc- 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 41 

Kenzie was married to Mr. Philip Mothersill of Chicago. 
Also in July, Rene Lang was married to Mr. Charles Kyer of 
Ann Arbor. On September first, 1904, Arline Valette and Mr. 
Dwight Cheever of Chicago were married in Pasadena, Cal. 
On October twenty-first, 1904, Ruth Cushman and Dr. Ar- 
thur Carleson of Jamestown, N. Y., were married at Glad- 
stone, Mich. 

Miss Faith Butler is studying organ in Paris this year. 

Since the beginning of the year we have enjoyed entertain- 
ing at the chapter house the following Alpha Chis: Bonibel 
Butler of Frankfort, Alice Wdnstein of Philipsburg, Mon- 
tana, Vera Hall and Bessie Goeschel of Bay City, Alza Star- 
rett of Detroit, Josephine Blanchard of Sault St. Marie, 
Grace Harner of Petoskey, Leslie Smith of Schoolcraft, Mich., 
Mrs. Dwight Cheever of Chicago, and Lois Berst of Erie, Pa. 

Mrs. Flora Koch Nichols and Miss Florence Spence, char- 
ter members of Theta, have recently come to Ann Arbor per- 
manently and we are happy to have them with us. 

Miss Margaret Waddell is abroad this year. 

IOTA. 

Josephine Woodin was married to Mr. Howard Hardin in 
July and is now living in Peoria, 111. 

Alice Baker is attending the Miliken University at her home 
in Decatur this winter. 

Exira Collins has accepted a position as Instructor of Music 
in the Institution for the Blind at Nashville, Tennessee. 

Ethel Azbill has a position in the Library at Whitewater, 
Wisconsin. 

Irma Mowbray was married in October to Dr. Frederick 
Molt of Chicago. 

Emma Wittlinger is teaching Latin in the High School at 
Sullivan, 111. 

Lillian Heath will spend the winter in the South. 

Gladys Meserve expects to return the second semester. 

Charlotte Draper left in July for her new home in Albany, 
N. Y. 



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EXCHANGES 



The Lyre g^tefuUy acknowledges the following publica- 
tions from other fraternities : 

July, 1904 — Alpha Phi Quarterly, The Anchora of Delta Gamma, The 
Centaur of Alpha Kappa Kappa. 

August, 1904 — Delta of Sigma Nu, The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. 

September, 1904 — ^Alpha Tau Omega Palm, The Record of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon. 

October, 1904— Kappa Alpha Journal, The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta. 
The Delta Upsilon Quarterly, Beta Theta Pi, The Shield of Phi Kappa 
Psi. 

November, 1904 — Delta of Sigma Nu, The Rainbow of Delta Tau 
Delta, The Phi Gamma Delta, The Anchora of Delta Gamma, The 
Prater, Kappa Alpha Theta, The Crescent, Alpha Xi Delta, Beta Theta 
Pi, The Alpha Phi Quarterly. 

December, 1904 — Alpha Tau Omega Palm, The Phi Gamma Delta, 
The Delta Upsilon Quarterly, Beta Theta Pi, The Shield of Phi Kappa 
Psi, Kappa Alpha Journal, The Scroll of Plii Delta Theta, The Record 
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 

January— The Prater, The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi, The Crescent, 
The Anchora of Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta. 

February — Kappa Alpha Journal, Beta Theta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta. 




THE LYRE 

Alpha Chi Omega 

A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE 



Vol. IX December, 1905 No. 2 



THE OFFICIAL ORC.AN OF 

Alpha Chi Omega Sorority 



FU BUSHED BY 

THE SORORITY 



Edna Patton Wadk 

659 East Twenty-first Street 

Indianapolis, Ind. 



t ,^ 



CONTENTS 



THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 41 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 42 

THE FRATERNITY WATCHWORD 43 

THE INSTALLATION OF PRESIDENT JAMES 46 

THE GRAND COUNCIL 49 

EDITORIALS 52 

IN MEMORIUM .. 53 

CHAPTER LETTERS 55 

ALUMNif? NOTES 69 

EXCHANGES 76 

A FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM 77 



The Lyre will appear regularly the first of Decem- 
ber, March, June and October. All matter for publication 
should be in the hands of the editor the fifteenth of the 
month preceding the month of publication. 

Subscription price per year, $i.oo, payable in advance. 
Per copy, 25 cents. 

For advertising rates address the editor. 

Application made for entry as second class matter 'at 
Post Office, Indianapolis, Ind, 



THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 



EDITOR: 
Mrs. Elma Patton Wade, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 

ASSISTANT EDITOR: 
Jennie McHatton, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS: 

Alpha — Sadie Macklan 408 Elm Street. Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Blanche W. Bellemy 409 F-ast Porter Street. Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Anna Siiylaudt 710 Clarke Street. Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Vera Bash Hulings Hall. Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — Carrie Trowbridge, .. .College of Music, Los Angeles, California 

Zeta — Gertrude Damon 144 Hemenway Street. Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — Eleanor Goeschel 407 North Ingalls. Ann Arbor. Michigan 

Iota — Gladys Breckenridge 1005 W. Green Street. Champagn, Illinois 

Kappa — Anna Rueth Chadbourne Hall. Madison. Wisconsin 



ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 

FOUNDED 1885 



GRAND COUNCIL: 

President— Kate L. Calkins 316 East Porter Street, Albion. Michigan 

Vice- President- Inspector — Mrs. Richard Tennant 

824 South Fifth Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 

Secretary — Marcia C. Clarke. 802 University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Treasurer— Loura A. Howe 912 North Street, Logansport, Indiana 

Editor of Lyre— Mrs. Will H. Wade 

659 East Twenty-first Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 

Assistant Editor — Jennie McHatton. .1629 Broadway, Indianapolis. Indiana 



DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE CHAPTERS: 

Alpha — DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Albion College Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Allegheny College Mcadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — College of Music University of Southern California, Los Angeles 

Zcta — New England Conservatory of Music Bo.ston, Massachusetts 

Theta — University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa — University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 



CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES: 

Alpha — Vera Cooper 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Madge E. Wilcox 409 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Hedwig Brenneman W^illard Hall, Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Alice McDowell North Main Street, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon— Maud Howley 711 W. 35th Street, Los Angeles, California 

Zeta — Winnifred Byrd 

Frost Hall, 125 Hcmenway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — Frances O'Hara 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — Elsie Bean 507 E. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa — Sarah Morgan 141 Butler Street, Madison, Wisconsin 



ALUMNAE CHAPTERS. 
Chicago. 
Indianapolis. 



Zhc X^re 



OF: 



ALPHA CHI OMEGA 



Vol. IX Indianapolis, Ind., Dbcbmber, 1905 No. 2 



THE FRATERNITY WATCHWORD 



Taking my readers' opinion **by the forelock/' as it were, 
I will frankly admit that my test is a time-worn one, grown 
hoary with much discussion, yet I consider it so vital a subject 
to fraternity members that I do not crave pardon for my 
offense. 

The fraternity watchword — what shall it be? Granting 
that the girl who is so blessed by fortune as to pass the por- 
tals of Alpha Chi Omega, possessed those graces of mind 
and spirit that we strive to make our ideal, what is the one 
distinctive quality, so far as fraternity life is concerned? "Fo 
my mind it is loyalty — and I should like to capitalize each let- 
ter that it might perchance make it the more impressive to 
my sisters who will read this article. It is the one word 
above all others that should be emphasized in every phase of 
the fraternity life; the one word that is the very essence of 
fraternity spirit. As in **ye olden times'' the chivalrous 
knight defended the honor of his *iadye faire," just so jeal- 
ously should every girl who wears the lyre of Alpha Chi 
Omega guard the good name of that fraternity in loyalty and 
truth. 

And it is not such a difficult lesson to learn. From the 
time of the first college prank of the verdant freshman to 



44 THE LYRE 

the farewell address of the stately senior in cap and gown, the 
student in the college or university absorbs loyalty with the 
very air she breathes; loyalty to every phase of life repre- 
sented in her college world, in the present and for all the 
future years. And it is this spirit that I want to plead for in 
our own fraternity life. I am not thinking now so much of 
the girls who are in the active work, for in the potent influ- 
ence of this college atmosphere, the chapter has not so often 
suffered from a lack as from a superabundance of fraternity 
loyalty, but it is to the **old girls'' that I would send my plea; 
and we have come to love that characterization of ourselves 
since we have found it to be a term of endearment rather than 
any reflection upon our youth fulness. 

It is when the girl goes out from her college world and 
finds her time and attention claimed by the numberless inter- 
ests of home and society that are so alien to those of the 
three or four preceding \ears, that the light of her fraternity 
loyalty begins to flicker. Now comes the true test; either the 
light grows steadier and brighter so the girl's views of her 
fraternity obligations grow broader, or the light grows dim 
and yet more dim — but we will not believe that it is ever 
quite extinguished in the heart of any girl who has once 
vowed loyalty to Alpha Chi Omega. 

If, after the girl has linished her college course she is for- 
tunate enough to have a home in her college town, she oc- 
casionally catches a whiff of the fraternity atmosphere which 
serves to fan the flame of her loyalty; and e'en though the 
alumnae girls may not have a formally organized chapter, 
they can be of infinitely much service to the active chapter in 
many ways. An **old girl" is a veteran of many fraternity 
wars; she is past-master of the complicated art of spiking; 
by sometimes painful experiences she has found the best meth- 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 45 

ods of pacifying a member of the faculty of inquiring turn of 
mind, who may, perchance, wish to have some slight infringe- 
ment of the rules explained. And what a haven of refuge 
the old girls seem when the active chapter is harassed by a 
hundred and one petty annoyances that sink into insignifi- 
cance when it is found that they are only **history repeating 
itself," and that they have been met and conquered in the 
days gone by. 

But are there not also ways that the isolated Alpha Chis 
may keep in touch with their own chapter and the general fra- 
ternity? Is there a better way than taking the fraternity 
journal? It would mean everything to the Lyre and its edi- 
tor if the alumnae would rally to Its support, and we must 
do this if we wish a creditable fraternity publication. Have 
you forgotten how, when you were in the active chapter, 
paeans of praise were sung for the old girls who sent in 
subscriptions for the Lyre? Wouldn't you like to be the 
cause of a similar rejoicing? 

And yet another outlet for **lortg distance loyalty." 
Should you know of a desirable girl who is planning to enter 
your alma mater, send word of her coming to the girls of 
your fraternity that they may have first chance at least. It 
is an opportunity for service to the active chapter that is 
rarely, if ever, passed by among the men, and there is no 
woman who would plead guilty to being less loyal than a 
jnere man. 

But I fear my enthusiasm is carrying me beyond the as- 
signed limits for this article, but let me add one closing word : 
Make the watchword of your fraternity, loyalty, in word 
and in deed, and your love for dear old Alpha Chi will grow 
stronger rather than weaker as the years widen the distance 
between you and your college fraternity days. Beta, '04. 



46 THE LYRE 

THE INSTALLATION Of PRESIDENT JAMES, AT ILLINOIS 



The installation of Edmund Janes James as president of 
the University of Illinois, at the twin cities of Champaign 
and Urbana, October 15-20, was an event long to be remem- 
bered. In spite of the inclement weather the buildings looked 
their best, being decorated inside and out with Illinois pen- 
nants and shields. The grounds, too, were very gorgeous, 
the autumn leaves adding not a little to the festive effect al- 
ready produced by triumphal arches and electric displays. 
The university was not alone in its efforts on this occasion tor 
both Champaign and Urbana were gayly decorated with 
orange and blue. 

The week's exercises began with special services in the 
churches of Champaign and Urbana, Sunday morning, Octo- 
ber 15. Rev. James McClure, of McCormick Theological 
Seminary, delivered the inaugural sermon Sunday afternoon 
in the armory. 

Monday was a day of particular interest to the women. 
It was the day of the dedication of our beautiful new wom- 
an's building. This building is one that has been greatly 
needed for many years. A few of us know what persistent 
efforts were put forth by a few men and women, interested in 
the Illinois girls, to secure this building. It consists of three 
parts or wings. One wing is for the domestic science depart- 
ment, which is now very popular at Illinois. The central 
portion is the gymnasium, with large locker rooms and swim- 
ming tank. The third wing contains club rooms which are 
handsomely and artistically furnished. The social life of the 
university girls will be centered here. The dedication exer- 
cises took place in the gymnasium of this building. It was, 
indeed, a pretty sight and an inspiration to see so many 
young women in one meeting, and all dressed in white. 



OF CHI OMEGA 47 

The main address was delivered by President Lilian 
Wychoff Johnson, of the Western College for Women. Her 
theme was "The Need of the Day — A Correlated Democrat- 
ic Education." 

Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus, president of Armour Insti- 
tute, spoke in the evening on **Heroism of Scholarship." 

Tuesday was a day of conferences and military exercises. 
In the evening the students presented Robert Greene's 
**Frier Bacon and Bungay," at the city opera house. This is 
an English classic revived at the University of Illinois last 
spring and repeated for the benefit of university guests. 

Wednesday, being the day of the formal installation, was 
the most important day of the week. Those departments 
from Chicago belonging to the university, the Colleges of 
Medicine, Dentistry, and the School of Pharmacy, came on 
a special train for this day. The morning was given up to 
the former roll-call of delegates. There were brief responses 
by representatives of foreign and American universities, 
learned societies and other bodies. Prominent among the 
delegates were Henry T. Bovey, dean of the faculty of ap- 
plied science, McGill University, Montreal; President An- 
gell, of Michigan University; President Remsen, of Johns 
Hopkins University; President King, of Oberlin; President 
Craighead, of Tulane University; Chancellor Strong, of 
University of Kansas; Hon. C. S. Deneen, governor of Illi- 
nois. 

At 2 :30 in the afternoon the academic procession 
formed and was escorted to the armory, where the inaugural 
exercises were held by the regiment of university cadets. It 
was certainly picturesque and inspiring to see so many noted 
college presidents and others all in academic gowns with 
hoods of many colors. The procession was composed of no 
less than 1,500 guests, faculty, alumnae and students. 



48 THE LYRE 

The only thing that marred the exercises was the fact 
that hundreds had to be turned from the door. Brief ad- 
dresses were made by Hon. C. S. Deneen, governor of Illi- 
nois; Hon. S. A. Bullard, -president of the board of trus- 
tees, and Hon. Andrew S. Draper, former president of the 
university, and now commissioner of education, state of New 
York. His remarks were full of feeling and regret that his 
official connections with the institution were severed. He 
said, though absent from us, our interests would ever be his. 
The inaugural address was, of course, that of President E. 
J. James. He outlined in brief his hopes and plans for the 
institution, its development and growth in every department. 
A very impressive part of the afternoon program was the 
singing of **The Lord Bless and Keep Thee/' by a chorus. 
This was sung just after the president was handed the keys 
to the institution, while he and the audience stood with bowed 
head. Conferring of honorary degrees was also a feature of 
the program. 

The day's festivities closed with an official reception in 
honor of the guests and a student's torch light parade, which 
was participated in by upwards of 2,500 students. Each col- 
lege and prominent faculty member was represented in verj 
suggestive and grotesque ways. 

Thursday and Friday until noon were full of conferences 
^along various educational lines. By noon of Friday nearly all 
the guests had departed and class work was resumed. 

There were m^jfiy unique features of installation week. 
One of these was a conference, the first in the world held 
concerning religious life of students in state universities. An- 
other was a conference of university and college trustees, also 
the first of its kind. It is hoped that the beneficial result of 
the numerous and really noteworthy conferences will be real- 
ized in other colleges and universities as well as at Illinois. 

Iota Ch.^pter. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 49 

THE GRAND COUNCIL 



The Grand Council of Alpha Chi Omega had its second 
biennial session at Albion, Michigan, on the nth, 12th and 
13th of September, and a right royal meeting it was, too. 

Albion is the home of many Alpha Chis, and though 
school had not yet opened, it seemed to be no trouble to raise 
a crowd of thirty or so to partake of the numerous festivities 
prepared for us. 

OA Tuesday evening Miss Lina Baum entertained us at 
progressive checkers. The house itself was a dream, so 
beautiful were the dahlias and chrysanthemums, and playing 
checkers was no end of fun — to most of us a rejuvenation. 
Wednesday evening found us at the Lodge again, sitting be- 
fore a perfectly-appointed dinner and surrounded with pretty 
maids in dainty gowns and with flowers and gaiety, convinc- 
ing evidences of the Beta girls* social capabilities. On Thurs- 
day afternoon we journeyed to Battle Creek via trolley to the 
Post Tavern, where we *'ate, drank and were merry.'' If I 
could enter into details, perhaps I might be able to make you 
feel what a good time we really did have at Albion, but I am 
limited both for space and power. 

Albion is the home of our president, Miss Calkins. Daily 
with her at council sat our vice-president and inspector, Mrs. 
Tennent; our secretary, Miss Clarke; our historian, Miss Sil- 
ler; and myself, treasurer. Miss Howe. We missed the pres- 
ence and councils of our ex-editor, Mrs. Griffin. 

Two years ago, in a report written after the first meeting 
of the Council, I said that **the aspirations of the Council 
were great — it hoped to make real what had been but theory 
— its two great projects were new chapters and alumnae chap- 
ters." Everything at that time with the Council was pros- 



50 THE LYRE 

pective and experimental. This time I came away with a feel- 
ing that everything was in good running order — that our as- 
pirations were materializing and that we need have no fear 
to make bolder speculations. One fine new chapter has been 
installed since the first council meeting, and with our present 
inspector to investigate possibilities, I think we will soon 
have more. Surely the whole fraternity is rejoicing over the 
reinstatement of Epsilon in California. The alumnae char- 
ters are now ready. The alumnae of Chicago will probably 
be a full-fledged chapter before this goes to print; and the 
alumnae of Indianapolis and Detroit will soon follow. 

Much of our time was spent in instructing the Inter-So- 
rority delegate, Mrs. Tennent, and in making a form for the 
public constitution and secret ritual. Mrs. Griffin's resigna- 
tion as editor of the Lyre was accepted with sincere regret. 
The editors of the Lyre have ever had a struggle from lack 
of support. Literary material has been plentiful enough for 
the past few years, but there has been a famine of subscrip- 
tions. Along with this impossible handicap during the past 
year, care and sorrow came to Mrs. Griffin, which necessi- 
tated her resignation from the office whose duties she ful- 
filled so proficiently. The change in the editorship of the 
Lyre is a serious one and I here make a plea to every member 
of Alpha Chi to support our new editor, Mrs. Wade. We 
certainly owe her this and our deepest gratitude. The Lyre 
now is receiving its financial support from the general treas- 
ury — but not for long. Have you ever thought what it would 
mean to Alpha Chi to abolish its magazine? 

The historian's work is at last reduced to a system which 
should work like a charm if all the chapters respond as they 
should. Judging from the Chicago rate at which Miss Siller 
has traveled in fulfilling the various commissions allotted her, 



OF CHI OMEGA 51 

rU wager that before the next convention, she will know 
Alpha Chi from its birth, even though its founders had no 
stork-book to hand down to us posterity. I believe our in- 
spector will be invaluable to us. At present, with her duties 
of vice-president, inspector and inter-sorority delegate, Mrs. 
Tennant must feel like an official potpourri. 

Until the next convention at Ann Arbor, then (which is 
not so very far distant) turn your best energies toward the 
financial support of the Lyre. You active girls explain ex- 
isting conditions to your alumnae who complain because they 
have received no recent editions. This is the only depart- 
ment of the fraternity that is in danger. Its success or failure 
now depends upon you more than upon the editor. 

Latra a. Howe. 




52 THE LYRE 



J6Mtorial8 



Many new girls are wearing the Lyre this fall, and to 
them we extend a hearty welcome. They have entered a 
sisterhood of lofty ideals, the benefits of which will never 
leave them. 



We note a substantial growth in each of our chapters 
this school year and we are especially happy to hear again 
from Epsilon. 



We congratulate the different chapters upon their letters 
in this issue, as they are full of interest and well worth read- 
ing. We desire each of the chapters to write fully concern- 
ing their alumnae, as we wish to give more space to alumnae 
notes. 



Baird's New Manual on College Fraternities is an- 
nounced in this issue. Considering the great importance of a 
fraternity reference book, one copy at least should be in the 
possession of each chapter. 



We ask the hearty co-operation of the chapters and alum- 
nae in making the Lyre indispensable to all Alpha Chis. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 53 



In Aemotiam 



MRS. GEORGE A. COE. 

In the death of Mrs. George A. Coe, which occurred 
August 24, 1905, in San Francisco, Cal., Alpha Chi Omega 
suffers the loss of a sister who was loved and honored by all 
who knew her. 

Saidee Knowland Coe spent her early life at her home 
in Alameda, Cal., where she began the study of Music, and 
from that time she had every musical advantage. Later 
she studied several years in Berlin with both Barth and 
Moszkowski, thus receiving the best instruction which Eu- 
rope afforded. 

For several years Mrs. Coe occupied a prominent posi- 
tion in the Northwestern University School of Music, being 
Professor of Musical History as well as of the Piano. Just 
before her death an unusual honor was conferred upon her 
in that a chair of Musical Aesthetics was created for h^r in the 
College of Liberal Arts of Northwestern University. She 
was also particularly successful as a lecturer upon musical 
subjects, being frequently called before prominent clubs and 
societies in and near Chicago and throughout the Northwest. 

A short time before her death, Mrs. Coe completed a 
work requiring great research and skill, — the setting of 
Longfellow^s **Hiawatha'' to music. The melodies of the 
American Indian were harmonized as nearly as possible ac- 
cording to their traditions, and the result was so successful 
that even the most conservative critics united in praising the 
work wherever it was produced. 



64 THE LYRE 

Mrs. Coe possessed a beautiful character in which 
thorough womanliness balanced an unusual intellectuality. 
Her life was a very happy one, for she was in perfect har- 
mony with her husband, Prof. George A. Coe, who occupies 
the chair of Moral Philosopy at Northern University. Her 
sudden death occurred just after they had completed plans 
for spending the coming year in Europe, intending to divide 
their time between study and travel. 

Mrs. Coe was initiated into Alpha Chi Omega as an 
Associate Member, December 12, 1895. She was a loyal 
Alpha Chi and was ever ready to do her utmost for the good 
of the fraternit)'. In her death, Alpha Chi Omega, and 
Gamma Chapter especially, suffers an unspeakable loss. 

Mabel Siller, Gamma. 




OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 55 



Gbapter Xetters 



ALPHA 

Fall has come and gone and we can hardly realize 
that in less than a week we will leave each other for a short 
vacation. 

To Alpha this has been a long and strenuous term. This 
year, by the Pan-Hellenic rules, the spike was to last six 
weeks, the Pledging Day being November i . The spike was 
not supposed to be conducted as in former years, by constant 
rushing. Nevertheless, the rushing was as hard as ever, and 
since we found little time to give to our studies, President 
Hughes took matters in hand, and cut the spike down two 
weeks. October i8, Pledging Day, was very quiet, as the 
different sororities were sure of their girls in nearly every 
case. 

During the spike each sorority gave an informal, a big 
party, and one fudge party. Our informal was given on 
Saturday, the first week of school. We entertained at the 
home of Mrs. Anna Allen Smith, an alumnus. This was an 
afternoon party and a monologuist from Indianapolis was 
the main feature of the afternoon. 

On October 6 we gave our party, which was a 6 o'clock 
dinner. From 9 till 1 1 the men were invited and we were 
given an opportunity to introduce our '^spikes'' to the dif- 
ferent fraternities. 

On November i, at i o'clock, we pledged twelve new 
girls, whom I wish to introduce to all our chapters: Ethel 
Starr, Pearl Fuller, Charleston, 111.; Edna Hamilton, New- 
man, 111.; Catherine Elfers, Rising Sun, Ind.; Mayme Guild, 



56 THE LYRE 

Medarryville, Ind.; Marie Wood, Indianapolis, Ind. ; Bess 
Price, Allendale, 111.; Lala Wilkins, Linden, Ind.; Jess Gell- 
ing, Pendleton, Ind.; Mable Hawkins, Oxford, Ind.; Lydia 
and Ada Beeler, Bluffton, Ind. 

We are proud of our new girls and by next term we hope 
to be so well acquainted with each other in fraternity mat- 
ters that we will accomplish much by concentrated effort. 

On Hallowe'en we gave a ''Mystic Party,'' which was a 
great success. 

Several of our old girls have been back this fall to help 
and encourage us. 

The standard of the work at DePauw is being raised and 
so very little time can be given to entertaining. There is an 
increase in attendance and DePauw is prosperous in every 
way. 

We are glad to have the Lyre with us again, for it 
brings the chapters closer together, and we extend to it and 
its new editor our heartiest wishes. 

We hope all our chapters have been as successful this 
year as Alpha, and we send our best wishes for a happy and 
successful year. 



BETA 



Beta sends greetings to her sister chapters and wishes 
them a year as prosperous as she has entered upon. Al- 
though ten of our girls did not return, we began the year 
with eleven active girls, and three pledged girls. 

In accordance with the local Pan-Hellenic agreement, 
as drawn up by Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta and 
Alpha Chi Omega, Bidding Day came on November i, six 
weeks from enrollment day. Each sorority was limited to 
two rushing parties, a rushing party being defined as one at 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 57 

which eligible girls and more than four girls of any one so- 
rority were present. The result of this contract was extreme- 
ly interesting, for parties small, but exceedingly numerous, 
ensued; and we entertained our **rushees*' at bowling, driving, 
nutting, teas, dinners, marshmallow roasts in Brockway's 
Woods, autoing, and a trip to and dinner at Battle Creek. 

Of the two rushing parties, the first was an informal 
evening affair early in the term; and the second, a six-course 
Japanese dinner on October 27, both in our fraternity house. 
The dinner was, we think, unusually effective in the Japan- 
ese scheme of tiny fans, miniature oriental flags, lanterns, 
chrysanthemums, and incense, in conjunction with our own 
loved scarlet and olive on the menu. 

At last, on Bidding Day, we girls felt our happiness 
complete when we pledged the four new girls for whom we 
had worked eagerly. And now Beta is delighted to intro- 
duce as sisters, Olah J. Hill, Florence Fall, Gertrude M. 
Babcock, whom we initiated November 18, and Lucretia J. 
Drown, from Nevada; Madge E. Nichols, Marguerite Bow- 
er ,and Dasie B. Newcomer, who were initiated November 
25. On the latter occasion the customary initiation dinner 
was served by the seven new girls. 

At the first meeting of the Pan-Hellenic Association it 
was decided that a Pan-Hellenic party be given the third week 
of each month by the three sororities here represented, in 
rotation, beginning with Kappa Alpha Theta. This, we an- 
ticipate, will strengthen inter-fraternity friendship. 

The girls so fortunate as to live in Albion were exceed- 
ingly happy to entertain the grand council the week before 
college opened. 

Professor Lutz, who holds the chair of modern languages 
in our college, has returned from a year abroad. Dr. Dickie, 



58 THE LYRE 

our president* together with his family, spent the summer 
in Europe. 

Dr. Frank Wilbur Place, the director of the conserva- 
tory, has received the much-coveted appointment of dean and 
grand examiner of the Grand Conservatory of New York 
City, for the state of Michigan. The significant fact of this 
appointment is that the Grand Conservatory is the only one 
athorized by act of congress to confer the degrees of Bach- 
elor and Doctor of Music. This honor to our director is 
probably due to the fact that he spent the past summer in 
New York studying with Dudley Buck, who valued his 
musical ability so highly that he presented him with $400 
worth of music from his own library. 

Beta eagerly awaits the first issue of the Lyre, and wishes 
a year of happiness and success to every Chi. 

' Blanche Wasey Ballamy. 



GAMMA 

The campus completely hidden by its cloak of brown, the 
lake wearing its winter colors, the whispered words Christ- 
mas vacation — makes us to stop and wonder where the time 
has flown. 

Gamma girls have been unusually busy this year, rushing 
season, according to Pan-Hellenic rules, lasting from Septem- 
ber 18 to October 23. However, we feel well repaid for our 
labor, in being able to introduce to you four splendid fresh- 
men — Viola Paulus, Alice Newgard, Ethel Ford and Marie 
Seabath. On the evening of November 23 Viola Paulus 
gave a vocal recital, which filled the hearts of Gamma girls 
with pride. 

Edith Girton, who was here in 1903, returned to continue 
her work in the music school, so our chapter numbers fifteen. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 59 

Last night at the home of Grace Hopwood, in the pres- 
ence of alumnae and active members, pledge ribbons were 
put aside and the golden lyre now gleams forth from four 
more loyal Alpha Chis. Dainty refreshments followed the 
ceremony, our songs were sung, and all went home feeling 
it was good to have been there. 

Amid all joys which the new school year has brought to 
us, there has been a shade of sadness in the loss of Mrs. Coe, 
who died during our summer vacation. Without her, the 
years which we shall always count as the best in our lives, 
would be impossible. It is a privilege to have come in contact 
with her gracious manners and kindness and Gamma girls 
can give no greater eulogy than **Their world is better for 
her having lived in it.*' 

Gamma sends her greetings to all, especially to Epsilon 
Chapter. 

DELTA 

School opened September 20, with eighty-five girls in the 
hall, the largest number in the history of the school. 

Many improvements and changes were made during the 
summer vacation, among them being the remodeling of 
Bentley Hall. 

We begin school this year with Dr. Emma N. Fraser, 
of Toronto, Canada, as our dean. She takes the place of our 
former preceptress, Mrs. Lauffer, who has been in charge of 
the hall for fifteen years. 

This year the semester system has been introduced. It 
takes the place of the old three-term system. 

Our term party, which was a brilliant affair, was given 
November 2 at the home of Congressman Bates, on High- 
land avenue. The first party of the school year given at the 



60 THE LYRE 

hall was our Hallowe'en party, which occurred on the even- 
ing of October 28. The form of entertainment was a very 
unique one and at 1 1 o'clock the men took their departure 

voting it the most enjoyable evening ever spent at the hall. 

• 

We have had a short visit from Mrs. Tennant, our 
inspector. She gave us many enjoyable and profitable talks. 

A girls' Glee and Mandolin Club was organized this 
year and is now under the direction of Professor Manville, 
of Pennsylvania College of Music. This fills a long felt 
need for some musical organization in the hall. 

Thanksgiving week was an exceedingly busy one with 
the hall girls, as our new gymnasium, which was given to us 
by Mrs. Cochran, of Dawson, Pennsylvania, was opened on 
Tuesday evening by a formal reception given by Dr. Craw- 
ford. 

Very few of the girls went home for Thanksgiving, and 
those who did returned in time for our six o'clock dinner 
and reception from 8:00 to 10:30. 



EPSILON 



The College of Music of the University of Southern 
California, situated in Los Angeles, is once more brought to 
the notice of the Lyre through the re-establishment of Epsi- 
lon Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. 

College spirit is at its height and the enrollment large, 
numbering some of the best of the student musicians of the 
city. 

The university is enjoying one of the most prosperous 
years in her history. Extensive improvements have been 
made in the older buildings; north and south wings have 
been added to the main portion affording ample room for 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 61 

the various departments of the school which have heretofore 
been crowded. 

The College of Music occupies the south wing, a most im- 
posing building of Spanish architecture. The spacious re- 
ception hall is very attractive with the huge fireplace and fur- 
nishings of mission style. The numerous studios are complete 
in all modern arrangements, well lighted and furnished with 
steam heat. 

A more fitting time could not have been chosen for the 
reorganization of the chapter, which, though once in a most 
flourishing condition, has remained for some time inactive. 

Especial credit is due Mrs. Roy Van Cleve, a charter 
member, also Prof. W. L. Skeele, dean, through whose inter- 
est and efforts the final results have been made possible. 

On October 30 took place the initiation of six new mem- 
bers, who are enthusiastic in the support of the sorority, and 
with the aid of the alumnae members a number of excellent 
programs and social functions are being planned for the 
winter. 

The new members are Essie Neff, Maud Howley, Mau- 
neena McMillan, Erna Reese, Carrie A. Trowbridge and 
Flora Barron. 

It is the hope of the school that Epsilon Chapter may 
continue to grow and be a credit to Alpha Chi Omega. 



ZETA 



How glad we shall all be to see a copy of the Lyre again, 
and hear what Alpha Chis* in other places are doing. 

We are well launched on the new year's work. Zeta's 
roll-call was somewhat depleted at the beginning of the term, 
as only seven of us returned. But we were full of courage and 



62 THE LYRE 

enthusiasm and so glad to have our pretty new room to make 
us feel at home on our arrival. 

In October we initiated four new girls — Louise Dan- 
iel, Annie Merle Reynolds, Alma Marta and Caroline Ed- 
mond, and hope to pledge several others next week. 

We have just had the pleasure of a visit from our in- 
spector, Mrs. Tennant. We thoroughly enjoyed her and 
were so glad to hear about our sister chapters, and what you 
are accomplishing. It seemed to bring us into closer touch 
with all of you, and Mrs. Tennant's sojourn with us was an 
inspiration to higher ideals and more earnest endeavor. 

The musical season in Boston is just opening, and the 
usual flood of concerts is beginning to be poured out upon us. 
It comes a little later than usual this year, because the fall 
has been so phenomenally perfect that everyone who could 
has remained in the country, and there have been few musi- 
cal events until now, aside from the usual symphony con- 
certs and a song recital by the fascinating Calve — the latter, 
of course, arousing tremendous interest. 

Oh, yes! We did have two weeks of the Savage Grand 
Opera Company, and we made the most of it, as Conreid has 
discriminated against the Hub, and we are not to hear the 
metropolitan operatic stars this winter. 

Harold Bauer is again in our midst, and Emma Eames 
will appear next week in a song recital. Zeta has not done 
much socially this fall, we have been so busy getting down to 
work; but we plan to give our annual musicale and reception 
very soon after Christmas. 

The conservatory management has recently completed 
negotiations whereby our school is affiliated with Harvard, 
and Radcliffe. This arrangement is hailed with enthusiasm 
by our students, and creates a bond of sympathy between us 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 63 

and the great university across the river. Several of our 
Alpha Chis are going to enter some of the courses at Rad- 
cliffe. Most of the Zeta girls cheered lustily for the crimson 
at the Harvard-Yale game. 

Zeta sends hearty greetings to all her sisters, with the 
hope that you are entering upon the new year with a joy and 
enthusiasm equal to our own. Gertrude Damon. 



THETA 

After the long summer vacation we girls of Theta re- 
turned to Ann Arbor with an overflowing amount of Alpha 
Chi spirit and enthusiasm. We entered our new chapter 
house on North Ingalls, which is in every respect an ideal 
home, where we shall be glad to welcome all A. X*s who may 
chance to be in Ann Arbor. 

As a result of a most pleasant and interesting rushing 
season with its usual dinners, luncheons, teas, drives and 
parties, we are the proud possessors of nine promising fresh- 
men: Mabel Bacon, of Chelsea, Mich.; Mary Benedict, of 
Port Huron, Mich.; Alma Hinkle, of Philadelphia, Penn.; 
Elnore and Persis Greschel, of Saginaw, Mich.; Isla Jones, 
Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mabel Sink, of Ann Arbor; Laura 
Scherffus, of Evansville, Ind., and Louise Van Voorhis, of 
Evanston, 111. Our annual fall initiation occurred on the 
evening of November the eleventh; the annual freshmen 
party will be December eleventh. 

At a Pan-Hellenic meeting recently it was decided that 
the sororities should encourage more friendliness and soci- 
ability among themselves by entertaining each other from 
time to time. In this way the girls will become better ac- 
quainted and enjoy each other's society. Alpha Chi will 
entertain the freshmen of all the sororities in the near future. 



64 THE LYRE 

For sociability among ourselves we have organized a 
club within the sorority. We meet Saturday afternoons, at 
the chapter house and different homes, alternating with 
**bridge" and sewing. Mrs. Chas. Kyer entertained us very 
pleasantly at her home this week, November 25. We feel 
that these '^afternoons'' will prove very profitable. 

Mrs. Murphin, our beloved patroness, has left us for a 
few months. She is having a most delightful trip through 
England, France, Holland, Germany and Italy. She ex- 
pects to spend Xmas in Rome, from there to go to Sicily, 
returning home by way of Spain about the middle of Janu- 
ary. Though we miss her more than words can tell, we 
rejoice in the fact that she is having this trip, and know that 
she will return with more love than ever for Alpha Chi. 

We are very proud to say that four of our girls are mem- 
bers of the faculty of the School of Music: Mary Bruce, 
teacher of Dramatic Art; Florence Potter, teacher of Pub- 
lic School Music; Leda Stimson, of the vocal staff, and Lois 
Berst, of the piano staff. 

Another Thanksgiving has passed and I am very glad to 
say that all the girls remained at the house during vacation, 
so that we all enjoyed Mr. Turkey together. 

With best wishes for a happy and prosperous year from 
Theta. C. Lois Berst. 

IOTA 

College has opened once more and **rushing season'* 
seems long ago. We began this year with only six girls in 
the house, but on the fourth Tuesday after school opened we 
pledged five new girls. Our new members this year are Mary 
McNally, Jessie Mann, Flora Carr, Mable Bushong and 
May Allinson. Kate Busey, a pledge of last year, was initiat- 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 65 

ed with the rest of the pledges this fall. During rushing 
season we had quite a number of visits from some of our **old 
girls," who came back to help rush. They all seemed to en- 
joy it as much as ever, and we enjoyed having them with us 
again. The girls who were fortunate enough to come were 
Mary Barker, Mable Hayward, Alta Shipley and Gladys 
Meserve. 

We also had such a nice visit from Mrs. Tennant, on 
November 9. All the girls enjoyed her visit immensely, but 
it was certainly much too short. On Wednesday evening 
she gave a little talk to the girls, which was of great interest. 
She spoke of many things pertaining to fraternity matters, 
and offered us many new and helpful suggestions. Her visit 
besides being a pleasant and a profitable one, was an inspira- 
tion to all of us. We wish we might have her with us oftener. 

This fall we have been having a rather gay time, par- 
ticularly on account of the installation of Dr. E. J. James as 
president of the university. Now, however, things seem to 
be running along smoothly and everybody has settled down 
to regular work again. 

The next excitement is the junior ''Prom.,'' to be given 
the 15th of December in the armory. From all accounts it 
will be a very **swell affair." 

We have at the university this year a ''Woman's League," 
which was organized last spring. Every woman student of 
the university is, by virtue of her registration, a member of 
the league. Two receptions were given at the opening of the 
school year to welcome the new girls. The league expects 
to hold a fair before the holidays for the purpose of raising 
a little money for the association. 

The Pan-Hellenic Association this year consists of the 
four sororities, Chi Omega, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa 



66 THE LYRE 

Alpha Theta, and Alpha Chi Omega. The Pi Beta Phi so- 
rority did not join in the contract this fall with the other four 
sororities. Each of the four have two delegates, who have 
their regular inter-sorority meetings. They amend the rush- 
ing contract and discuss all inter-fraternity questions. This 
year it was decided to limit the number of parties held by each 
fraternity. It was decided to allow five functions for each 
fraternity and at only one of these functions men were in- 
vited. Another rule was made to the effect that no girl could 
be rushed after seven o'clock on Monday, Tuesday, Wednes- 
day and Thursday nights. Asking day this year was the 
fourth Tuesday after school opened. All invitations are writ- 
ten and sent by mail. 

KAPPA 

Kappa entered upon the fall term with very few of her 
old girls back. Those who were not graduates we hope to 
have with us soon, possibly next year. We were extremely 
glad to welcome back one of our old girls, Emerett Lang- 
lors, who attended the university in 1903. 

We have initiated four lovely new girls, Misses Anna 
Rueth, Grace Winden, Sarah Morgan and Alice Alford. 
Miss Rueth is studying piano in the School of Music and has 
some work on the hill, as we say, but really, in the univer- 
sity. Miss Morgan also studies piano and Miss Alford plays 
the violin. We were very sorry to lose Miss Winden sud- 
denly. She is now in Chicago attending the Heart Conway 
Dramatic School, and expects to go on the stage in the near 
future. She is a musical girl and while she was in Madison 
she studied vocal and piano, but her hopes have always been 
centered in dramatic art and we hope her great success in 
that which she has undertaken. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 67 

We have been rushing several new girls and hope to have 
them in the sorority soon. Miss Edna Swensen entertained 
for them on Monday evening, and the following Saturday 
we had an afternoon party and a formal dinner at 6 P. M. 
On both occasions we had very enjoyable musical programs. 
We also had a very charming dinner at our initiation this fall. 
The table was beautifully decorated in red and olive green, 
the color scheme being carried out with red candles, red 
carnations and American Beauty roses, ferns and smilax. 

The Delta, Delta, Deltas gave their annual reception for 
the freshmen sorority girls on November lo. Two of the 
older girls from each sorority were also asked for the pur- 
pose of meeting Miss Fitch. After the reception a luncheon 
was served and one girl from each sorority was invited. 
Miss Langlois was our representativie at this luncheon. 

The season for musical events has hardly begun in Madi- 
son. We have had one very charming recital given by Miss 
Lcnorc Jackson, the violinist. 

We are all very happy in the hope that the Lyre may 
be a success this year and we send our greetings and best 
wishes to all the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega. 

Hazel Alford. 




68 THE LYRE 

(One of Gamma's pledgers was asked to write a poem 

and this was the result.) 

Alpha Chi 

me I O my I 

Admire 'em so 

1 don't know why 
That's the only 
Frat what is 

All it's members 
Know their **bis." 

Gamma Chapter 
It's the best 
Needn't think that 
They're *'non est." 
Every girl 
Is a flower 
Fair enough 
To grace a bower. 

Whitest lilies 
Pure and sweet — 
O, I tell you 
It's a treat! 
Not a one that 
Can be beat 
Dozen men at 
Each girl's feet. 

Talented ? 

Well, I should think, 

'Nough to drive 

A man to drink. 

Gamma Chapter 

Alpha Chi, 

'Tis my watchword 

'Till I die. — G. B. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 69 



Hlumna^ Vlotes 



BIRTHS 

To Mabel Dunn Madson, Gamma, a son. 

To Clara Bull Waller, Zeta, of Winnipeg, a daughter 
on October i8. 

To Elma Patton Wade, Alpha, '02, of Indianapolis, a 
daughter, Mary Patton, on July 27. 

To Hona Davis Kraft, Alpha, a son. 

To Ruth Cushman Carlson, Theta, a son on August 12. 

To Mae Headley Walker, Alpha, a son, George Wal- 
lace, on August 25. 

To Pearl Shaw Thomas, Alpha, of Greensburg, Ind., a 
daughter, Mary Louise, on September 28. 



ENGAGEMENTS 

The engagement of E. Mae Allen, Beta, '05, to Mr. 
Louis Striker, Delta Tan Delta, is announced. 

The engagement of Marcia Clark, Theta, to Dr. Howell, 
of Ann Arbor, has been announced. 

Elizabeth Patton, Kappa, is to be married at Christmas 
time. 

The engagement of Caroline E. Newark, Beta, ex. '05, 
to Aaron T. Bliss, Jr., Sigma Chi, is announced. 



70 THE LYRE 

Florence Reed, Zcta, is to be married on December 20 
in Ripon, Wis., to Mr. W. E. Hazeltine. 

Miss Elizabeth Davis, Kappa, is to be married in the.near 
future. 

The engagement of Ora Bond, Theta, to Mr. Burn- 
ham, of Chicago, has been announced. 



MARRIAGES 

McCartney-Howe. — A wedding which was enjoyed by 
Delta girls was that of Helen Howe and Frank B. Mc- 
Cartney, Phi Gamma Delta, at the home of the bride's 
brother, Mr. Edgar C. Howe, Meadville, Pa. A number 
of out-of-town girls were present. A very pretty wedding 
was followed by a lively chase after the bride and groom, in- 
dulged in by Alpha Chis and Phi Gams. 

Lines'Howey, — The marriage of Florence Howey, Beta, 
ex. '05, to Roy Lines, at Lake City, Mich., is announced. 

Tolin-Conn, — ^The marriage of Josephine Conn, Alpha, 
with Glenn Tolin, Delta Upsilon, took place in October at 
the home of the bride in Shelby vi lie, 111. They are living 
at Rockville, Ind. 

S trickier 'Miller, — The marriage of Miss Marian Miller, 
Delta, and Mr. Fred Strickler, Phi Delta Theta, took place 
at Pittsburg, July 3. 

Kimbark'J ohnson, — Mary Johnson, Zeta, was married on 
December 6 to Mr. Frank Masten Kimbark in Raleign, N. 
C. They will reside in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Brady-Goodnough, — Miss Mayme Goodnough, Delta, of 
Meadville, Pa., and Mr. James Brady, Phi Kappa Psi, of 
Cleveland, were married in June at the home of the bride's 
brother in Erie, Pa. They are living at Solon, Ohio. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 71 

Allen-fVallace. — The marriage of Myrtle R. Wallace, 
Beta, 'oi, with Mr. William Allen took place November 14, 
1905, at 308 Simonean street, Saginaw, Mich. After return- 
ing from a trip to Denver, Col., and other western points, 
Mr. and Mrs. Allen will make their home in Detroit, Mich. 

Bowen-Barber, — Miss Margaret Browning Barber, Delta, 
of Meadville, Pa., was married to Prof. Clayton Raymond 
Bowen, of Boston, in June. 

Cogshell'Griffin, — The marriage of Ruth M. Griffin, Beta, 
'04, with Mr. Fred Cogshell, Alpha Tau Omega, took place 
May 10, 1905. They reside in South Haven, Mich. 

Young-Beyer. — In September, Miss Caroline Beyer, Del- 
ta, and Dr. Ray Young were married. The wedding took 
place at Punxsutawney, where Dr. and Mrs. Young will 
make their home. 

Patterson-Meredith. — Invitations were received from 
Memphis, Tenn., for the wedding of Francis Meredith, 
Gamma, '04, to Mr. Patterson, also of Memphis. 

Donnelly-McAllister. — Cards are out announcing the wed- 
ding of Miss Elizabeth McAllister, Delta, of West Newton, 
to Mr. William Donnelly, of Mifflin, Pa. 



PERSONAL 

Lina Baum, Beta, '00, is spending the winter in Florida. 

Leora Fryette, Kappa, '05, is teaching in the high school 
at Edgerton, Wis. 

Sara Neal, '04, and Grace Guller, '03, Alpha, are teach- 
ing voice and pianoforte at Galloway College, Arkansas. 

Gamma. — November 4, our regular luncheon was held at 
the Hotel Victoria in the city. A large number of alumnae 
were present. 



72 THE LYRE 

Katherine Stanford, Alpha, '05, is teaching at her home 
in Brookston, Ind. 

Esther Couclin, Kappa, is teaching at her home in East 
Troy, Wis. 

Mary Dickie, Beta, '04, has just returned from a fifteen 
months' trip abroad, during which she studied violin at the 
Royal Conservatory of Music, at Munich, Germany. 

Gladys Meserve, Iota, is at the Presbyterian Nurse 
Training School, in Chicago. 

Mabel Davidson, Zeta, is coming up from Texas this 
week and will spend a few days with us before sailing for 
Europe, where she expects to remain for two years. 

Helen Keys, Theta, is teaching public school music at her 
home, Glendale, Ohio. 

Faye Newlin and Abbie Biederwolf, Alpha, will be in 
school next term. 

Lydia Kinsley, Theta, will spend the winter in Wis- 
consin. 

Laura Howe and Winifred Van Buskirk, Zeta, are 
sharing a studio in togansport, Ind., this winter. 

Grace Bryan, Alpha, '04, has returned from a year of 
study abfoad, and is teaching music in the public schools at 
Bloomfield, Ind. 

Mary Johnson, Zeta, spent several days with us in Oc- 
tober. 

Mabelle Leffingwell, Delta, who is now living in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, spent several weeks in Meadville during Septem- 
ber. 

Julia McGrew, Kappa, is studying music at her home in 
Morgantown, W. Va. 

Elizabeth Youngson, Delta, has gone to New York City 
to spend the winter with her sister. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 73 

Maude Meservc, Alpha, is In school again this year. 

Delta. — Meadville lovers of music are looking forward 
with much pleasure to hearing Alta Moyer-Taylor in con- 
cert here in December. 

Mary Campbell, Alpha, '02, is teaching Latin in the high 
school in Grcencastle. 

Mrs. Susanna Porter Nutt, Delta, of Toledo, Ohio, 
spent Thanksgiving at the home of her parents on South 
Main street. 

Gamma. — ^We are looking forward to the visit of Mary 
Masters, '03, this week. 

Nellie Overpack, Theta, is studying this year in the De- 
troit Conservatory. 

Bertha McCord, Delta, of Wellsburg, W. Va., visited 
Meadville friends for a week at Thanksgiving time. She 
was on her way to Evanston, III., where she will graduate 
in the piano department of the music hall at Northwestern 
University. Delta girls were delighted to have Miss Mc- 
Cord with them at two regular fraternity meetings. 

Alpha. — Grace Conner, Jennie McHatton, Ethel Clark, 
Ruth Bonner and Clo Branson have visited us this term. 

Vesta Leet, Delta, of Greenville, spent two days with 
Alice MacDowall and attended the term party given at 
Florence Bates' home. Miss Leet was one of the graduates 
in piano from Pennsylvania College of Music, and Is now 
teaching at Albion, Pa. 

Mabel Barlow, Gamma, one of last year's chapter, re- 
turned to us during the rushing season. 

Mrs. Zerald Trax-Ensign, Delta, Is making an extend- 
ed visit with her parents on Walnut street. Mrs. Ensign's 
home is at Warren, Pa. 

Ora Bond, Theta, will spend the winter in Chicago. 



74 THE LYRE 

Carrie Little, Alpha, 'oi, is assistant high school prin- 
cipal at Fortville, Ind. 

Maud Miller, Delta, '05, is doing very successful work 
teaching this year. She has large vocal classes at Conneaut 
Lake and Albion, Pa. 

Theta. — We are delighted to see Miss Collins from Beta, 
in the University of Michigan this year. 

Elmina Lank, Alpha, '04, is spending the winter in Cali- 
fornia. 

Marjorie Grafins, Iota, is at Armour Institute this year. 

Lela Barnard, Iota, is teaching in Chicago and Wilma 
Beebe is teaching at Georgetown, 111. 

Sarah Morton, Zeta, is teaching at her home in New 
Bedford, Mass. 

Lucy McMaster Miles, Beta, '97, of Chicago, visited 
Beta this fall. 

Laura Adams, Alpha, has just returned from Europe. 
. Bon Butler, Theta, is studying at the Chicago Art 
School this year. 

Charlotte Draper and Clara Gere, Iota, sailed the 25th 
of November for the Phillipines. They will arrive there 
Christmas day. 

Susie Ferine, Beta, '01, has accepted the position as 
teacher of English in the Indianapolis Public Schools. Her 
address is 918 North Capitol avenue. 

Ethel Lovell, Beta, '05, has a class in piano in Menom- 
inee, Mich. 

Nellie Hillicker, Theta, has gone to Chicago for an ex- 
tended visit. 

Emma Wittlinger, Iota, is teaching at Sullivan, 111. 

Susa Rainier, Alpha, '02, is spending the winter at her 
home in Lafayette, Ind. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 75 

Elsie De Lamer, Beta, *oi, is teaching history and English 
in Lansing High School, Lansing, Mich. 

Mary L. Ferine, Beta, '02, Smith College, '04, and 
formerly professor of English in Oxford College at Oxford, 
Ohio, is now instructor of history in the Albion High 
School. 

Florence Bailey, Beta, *oi, is teaching piano in Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 

Ora Woodworth, Beta, '97, of Detroit, visited Beta girls 
this fall. 

Mrs. Richard Tennant visited Delta chapter in Novem- 
ber. She is a woman of charming personality and proved 
to be a great inspiration to us. It was hard to say good-bye 
when the time came for her departure, but Zeta girls were 
awaiting her arrival, hence we were forced to be satisfied 
with a short visit. 




76 THE LYRE 

EXCHANGES 



We are worth to our sorority just in proportion as we 
give of ourselves to it. Let us therefore give largely, freely 
and unselfishly. — Crescent. 

William Boyd Jacobs, the last surviving founder of Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, died at his summer home at Windsor, Vt., 
on March 30, 1905, after a long illness. He graduated from 
Yale in 1850. — Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly, 

An act has been passed by the Indiana Legislature ex- 
empting from taxation a tract of land not exceeding one 
acre, with improvements, owned by any Greek letter frater- 
nity. For this advanced step in the recognition of fraterni- 
ties as public institutions worthy of public encouragement, 
the fraternity world has to thank Mr. Ruick, secretary of 
the General Council of Phi Delta Theta and a well-known 
Hoosier legislator. — The Kappa Alpha Journal, Mr. 
Ruick married Berta Miller, Alpha, '99. 

Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity announces the re-estab- 
lishment of Sigma Chapter at Toronto University, Monday, 
July 3, 1905. 

The Alpha Xi Delta Sorority announces the installation 
of Iota of Alpha Xi Delta at the University of West Vir- 
ginia, Morgantown, W. Va., on May 8, 1905. 

Several of the college fraternities hold midsummer con- 
ventions. Phi Gamma Delta gathered at Niagara Falls 
July 26, 27, and 28, Beta Theta Pi in that equally famous 
summer resort, New York City, July 11-14; Kappa Alpha at 
Asheville, N. C, on June 27. Delta Tau Delta meets in 
New York on August 21. Phi Delta Theta contemplates 
changing its convention date from November to July, while 
Kappa Alpha advocates a change from June to December. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon meets in New York this fall, and is 
discussing a change to some spring or summer month. — 
Shield, 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 77 

A FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM 



The problems of sorority life are many, but none is quite 
so fundamental to the progress of a chapter as the all-around 
development of each member of it. 

We cannot emphasize this point too much. From the 
greatest encouragement and the greatest sympathy given to 
each sister, will come the greatest development of all that 
is in her. 

The problem rightly starts with the freshmen. Let 
every older girl feel it her bounden duty to see in each new 
member all she can. It is only in a sympathetic environ- 
ment that the innate powers of the individual will begin to 
unfold. 

This generosity of spirit is only in accord with the spirit 
of a sisterhood and viewed from a more selfish standpoint, it 
is the kind of an attitude that pays. A sense of responsibility 
and independence of judgment come only with the activity 
of every one, and this activity is produced only by an encour- 
aging hand. 

So in the midst of our many activities and interests, let 
us remember that it is our pleasure as well as our duty to 
bring out each and every girl to the glory of the sisterhood 
and the college in which we dwell. — Kappa. — Crescent, 

The Lyre gratefully acknowledges the following pub- 
lications from other fraternities: 

September — The Record of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 

October— The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, The Shield 
of Phi Kappa Psi, The Delta Epsilon Quarterly, The Cen- 
taur of Alpha Kappa Kappa, Kappa Alpha Journal, The 
Delta of Sigma Nu, Beta Theta Pi. 

November — Phi Gamma Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, The 
Anchora of Delta Gamma, Alpha Phi Quarterly, The Cres- 
cent of Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Kappa Epsilon Quarterly. 



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The new and superbly equipped building 
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Alpha Chi Omega 

A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE 



Vol. IX March, 1906 No. 3 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF 

Alpha Chi Omega Sorority 



PUBLISHED BY 

THE SORORITY 



Blma Patton Wade, Editor 

659 Bast Twenty -first Street 

Indianapolis, Indiana 



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CONTENTS 



THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 83 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 84 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 85 

ANNUAL BANQUET OF ALPHA 86 

EDITORIALS 89 

CHAPTER LETTERS 91 

A DREAM 101 

ALUMNiE NOTES 103 

EXCHANGES 107 



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March, June and October. All matter for publication 
should be in the hands of the editor the fifteenth of the 
month preceding the month of publication. 

Subscription price per year, $i.oo, payable in advance. 
Per copy, 25 cents. 

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Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at In- 
dianapolis, Indiana, under the act of Congress of March 3, 
1879. 



THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 



EDITOR : 
Mrs. Elma Patton Wade, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 

ASSISTANT EDITOR: 
Jennie McHatton, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS: 

Alpha — Sadie Macklan 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Blanche W. Bellemy 409 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Anna Suylandt 710 Clarke Street, Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Vera Bash Hulings Hall, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — Carrie Trowbridge College of Music, Los Angeles, California 

Zeta — Gertrude Damon 144 Hemenway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — Eleanor Goeschel 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota— Gladys Breckenridge 1005 W. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa— Anna Rueth Chadbourne Hall, Madison, Wisconsin 



ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 

FOUNDED 1885 



GRAND COUNCIL: 

President— Kate L. Calkins 316 East Porter Street. Albion, Michigan 

Vice-President- Inspector — Mrs. Richard Tennant 

824 South Fifth Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 

Secretary — Marcia C. Clarke, 802 University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Treasurer — Laura A. Howe 912 North Street, Logansport, Indiana 

Historian — Mabel H. Siller 716 Clarke Street, Evanston, Illinois 

Editor of Lyre— Mrs. Will H. Wade 

659 East Twenty-first Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 

Assistant Editor — ^Jennie McHatton. .1629 Broadway, Indianapolis, Indiana 



DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE CHAPTERS : 

Alpha — DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Albion College Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Allegheny College Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — College of Music, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 

Zeta — New England Conservatory of Music Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa — University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 



CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES : 

Alpha — ^Vera Cooper 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Madge E. Wilcox 409 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Hedwig Brenneman Willard Hall, Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Alice McDowell North Main Street, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon— Maud Howley 711 W. 35th Street, Los Angeles, California 

Zeta — Winnifred Byrd 

Frost Hall, 125 Hemenway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta— Frances O'Hara 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota— Elsie Bean 507 E. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa — Sarah Morgan 141 Butler Street, Madison, Wisconsin 



ALUMNAE CHAPTERS : 
Chicago. 
Indianapolis. 



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Vol. IX Indianapolis, Ind., March, 1906 No. 3 



UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CAUFORNIA 



The College of Music, of the University of Southern 
California, was founded twenty-one years ago. In its early 
stages it was little more than a single instructor with a few 
pupils who were taking college work. 

For a period of ten or twelve years it lived a more or less 
prosperous life like all things Calif ornian at that period. 
During boom times in '87 it reached an enrollment of eighty- 
eight, under the efficient management of Mrs. Stagg, with 
six instructors, but with the collapse of the boom and the ex- 
cessively hard times, which followed, all that was not abso- 
lutely essential to keeping body and soul together had to suf- 
fer, hence a luxury like music must needs go by the board. 
The enrollment dropped to thirty-three and three instructors 
gave part of their time to the institution. 

In 1895 a change of management was inaugurated and 
F. A. Bacon, the leading vocal teacher and chorus director 
of the city, took charge. From that time the growth of the 
school has been slow but steady. Up to the present time it 
has been hampered by inadequate facilities and poor quarters 
and its growth in the face of such obstacles is all the more 
noteworthy. 



86 THE LYRE 

In 1895 a chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was organized 
and became a prominent feature of college life. 

In 1898, on the resignation of Prof. Bacon, the manage- 
ment of the school passed into the hands of W. F. Skeele, 
who had been for three years at the head of the piano de- 
partment, and is still under his care. Since that time each 
year has seen a marked gain in enrollment despite the enor- 
mous competition in musical instruction in the city. 

The growth during the present year has been very grati- 
fying. There are nearly 150 names on the books for the 
present year and there is no doubt that the enrollment will 
reach the 200 mark before the year is over. 

The school is now housed in very roomy and attractive 
quarters and furnished with ample equipment. 

Its instructors are well known musicians of more than lo- 
cal reputation. The standard of work is high and the con- 
stant effort of the faculty is to elevate it still more. 

The faculty feels greatly gratified at the re-establishment 
of Alpha Chi and believes it will be the means of attracting 
many students of the very best class. 



ANNUAL BANQUET OF ALPHA 



February 2nd Alpha Chi Omega assembled for her fifth 
annual banquet at the Claypool, Indianapolis. 

The Indianapolis Alumni Chapter, whose gracious presi- 
dent is Miss Roberts, had looked after the details of prepara- 
tion so that every need was anticipated. This was especially 
appreciated by the out-of-town girls, many of whom could 
not arrive before late afternoon trains. 

At four p. m. a preliminary meeting was called. After 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 87 

informal social greetings in the parlor, the sisters repaired to 
the Palm garden for a business meeting. Here, remote from 
intrusion, some of the problems relative to fraternity life, 
were discussed. Mrs. Tennant, president of the State organi- 
zation, presided and spoke briefly on some conditions of the 
sorority at large. The news was good and, while some things 
from perfectly natural causes, will undergo changes in an- 
other year, the status of Alpha Chi was never better and her 
prospects never brighter. 

Higher standards are required all along the line and 
much strong, sincere work is being accomplished. 

At six the banquet hall was thrown open and seventy-two 
girls sat down to the carnation strewn table. Pausing for a 
moment of divine blessing — it was a scene to be remem- 
bered. The beautiful room, radiant with light and full of 
happy faces, the spicy perfume of the flowers we love so well, 
all made a picture worth going miles to see. 

Miss Roberts, in her own delightful manner, extended a 
word of welcome, after which Mrs. Tennant, as toast-mist- 
ress, introduced the after dinner speakers. 

Alpha was represented by Miss Vera Cooper, who in a 
clever sketch, gave a brief history of the chapter when it 
seems she fell asleep and dreamed of a walk with St. Peter 
on the other side. They came to a lovely woods where 
strange to say some beautiful maidens were tied hands and 
feet to the trees. In distress, turning to St. Peter, she asked 
who these were and the cause of such punishment. His reply 
was that they were Alpha Chis and they had to be tied to 
keep them from running back to DePauw. 

Miss Janet Wilson told of "Other Days" in verse. This 
was interspersed with song by Alpha girls. "The Outlook" 



88 THE LYRE 

was the subject of Mrs. Will Wade's toast. As editor of the 
Lyre she had had opportunity to renew old acquaintances 
arid make many new ones, and in her judgment the future of 
Alpha Chi Omega had finer possibilities than even 

On account of the State Oratorical Contest, the banquet 
closed at eight o'clock sharp. This limited the time too mucL 
Another year an effort will be made to have the "Annual" 
occur on an evening entirely free from other college events. 

Janet. 




OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 89 



Bbitortals 



Sisters, the Lyre is ours. We want it to be a success. 
Any material or suggestion will be gladly received. 

In the next number of the Lyre we hope to have letters 
from each of our alumnae chapters. 

The Lyre is truly thankful for the goodly number oi 
subscriptions received from the alumnae, but we must have 
more. Let the active chapters see that each of their alumnae 
is asked to subscribe for the Lyre. It will not only make them 
more loyal to their own beloved sorority, but will also keep 
them in touch with other people of the Greek world. 

We heartily congratulate Gamma upon her new sorority 
room and would gladly accept her invitation to one and all 
to take a peep into the "coziest place in all the world" to 
pamma, "Chis." 

We cannot refrain from saying a word concerning the 
annual Alpha banquet, which was given at the Claypool hotel, 
in Indianapolis, on the evening of February the second. Be- 
sides seventy Alpha girls, there were two Iota and one Beta 
girl, whom we were very glad to have with us. 



Gamma Phi Beta, in her last convention, reconsidered 
her motion to withdraw from the Inter-Sorority conference 
on rushing agreements and again takes her place in the con- 
ference on the same basis as the other sororities. 



90 THE LYRE 

We are very much gratified to know that Alpha Chi 
Omega is making such noted progress in all her chapters, and 
we are very eager for the time to come when we can welcome 
new chapters to the sisterhood. We want dear Alpha Chi 
to grow and as we go forward we must maintain our high 
ideals of womanhood and remember that loyalty is the 
watch-word of every true Alpha Chi. 



Will the chapters kindly notify us if any of their sub- 
scribers fail to get each issue of the Lyre. 




OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 91 



(Bbaptet Xettets 



ALPHA 

Another term is almost gone and we are in the midst of 
our examinations. There is not much doing now for as usual 
the winter term is uneventful. It has also been saddened by 
the death of Miss Georgia Croxell, who was an Alpha Phi 
here. Her death came to us with a peculiar sadness, as her 
good scholarship gave promise of a very bright future. 

We initiated three girls early in January — Lora Canady 
and Bernice Caldwell, of Winchester, Ind., and Virinda 
Ranier, of Lafayette. 

We have the largest chapter now that Alpha has ever 
known, there being twenty-seven active girls and two taking 
post work, making twenty-nine. 

We are planning to give a musicale some time soon on 
which we are now working very hard and we hope to give 
you a favorable report of it in the next number of the Lyre. 

Thirty Alpha Chis from Greencastle attended the ban- 
quet, which was held at Indianapolis at the time of the State 
Oratorical Contest. We are proud to say that Mr. Paul 
Smith, who represented DePauw, was the winner of the con- 
test. It was the seventeenth time that the old gold of De- 
Pauw has waved in victory over rivals for oratorical honors 
at the State meet, and at the close of the contest the scenes 
were of the general animated kind that prevail at the close. 
All is prospering here and we have great ambitions for Alpha 
Chi for the next and last term of the year. 

Alpha was happy to receive the Lyre and we are sure it 



92 THE LYRE 

will succeed this year under the editorship of Mrs. Wade — 
the first number has given promise of this. We are glad to 
hear of Epsilon's thriving condition and we send hearty 
greetings and best wishes to all our sisters. 

BETA 

We girls of Beta returned after the holidays with Christ- 
mas enthusiasm unabated. This first found expression in a 
Christmas tree bearing presents appropriate to each girl's 
peculiar hobby; and later, in a Christmas party, which left 
the lodge richer in glass, china and silver. 

The Country Fair, last term in the gymnasium, was a 
pronounced success. Booths, representing the four seasons, 
relieved the conventional Japanese, fancy-article, and fortune- 
teller's booths, — if such a word as conventional can be applied 
to such a gay and unconventional gathering. All visitors to 
the Fair came "en costume." 

January the twentieth. Alpha Chi Omega gave a recep- 
tion to all the girls of the college. We are trying to disprove 
that the Greek world is snobbish and exclusive. 

The activity of our president. Dr. Dickie, resulted in a 
welcome Christmas gift of fifteen thousand dollars to Albion, 
which will be used in remodeling **01d Central;" and we 
are all as much delighted as if it were an entirely personal 
matter. While abroad last summer. Dr. Dickie, who is very 
prominently identified with the temperance movement in this 
country, was given a reception by Sir Wilfred Lawson, head 
of this movement in Great Britain. 

Our masquerade party on January the twenty-seventh 
was very successful; and the mock-faculty meeting there rep- 
resented was absolutely perfect. 

The Juniors are editing an "Annual," on whose staff are 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 93 

two of our girls, Lulu Babcock and Blanche Ballamy, and for 
which another of our girls, Olah Hill, is doing considerable 
illustrating. Class basket-ball teams, on which Beta's girls 
are also well represented, are engaging, at present, college 
interest. 

In accordance with the plan adopted at our first Pan- 
Hellenic of the year, all sorority girls were entertained on 
December the sixteenth by Pi, of Kappa Alpha Theta, and on 
February the tenth, by Alpha Chi Omega. We realize that 
in this way fraternity life is broadened. 

We are working toward the goal of our fifteenth annual 
concert, which will take several months of preparation. Al- 
though our concert means hard work, it is a cherished tradi- 
tion, and draws more closely the tie of sisterhood. 

The Athletic Circus, given on February the seventeenth, 
in the new W. C. T. U. building, was a unique and popular 
affair. "This show of all the monstrous and mirth-provok- 
ing, mid-winter entertainments" was strictly of student talent. 
It was given under the auspices of the Athletic Association, 
in order to raise money to pay for the mementoes for the 
football team. 

We are delighted to present our new pledge, Jeannette 
Freeman, of Mount Pleasant, Michigan. 

Beta is very much in sympathy with the attitude of our 
grand president on the question, and eagerly looks forward 
to the time when we may welcome several new chapters to 
the sisterhood. 

GAMMA 

Gamma chapter is now in the midst of mid-year examina- 
tions. All the girls are so busy and anxious that it seems the 
one subject for discussion is cramming. Nevertheless, we 



94 THE LYRE 

expect to celebrate when this is all over by a supper in our 
new sorority room, such a supper as every Alpha Chi dotes 
on. As to our new room — it is a paradise to us for we have 
been so long without a real home. You have no idea what 
an artistic member with paint and brush and an earnest band 
of workers can do toward transforming old things into new. 
You should take a peep into our cozy room — we invite you 
one and all. 

We have started our literary programs again, now that 
we are settled, two girls entertaining each time and so with 
our regular sorority supper every three weeks. Gamma girls 
feel that "Its worth it all to be an Alpha Chi." 

Our informal dance, given February seventeenth, proved 
a great success and we were so delighted to have with us mem- 
bers from other chapters. 

We have given several rushing affairs — ^the most import- 
ant event being a sleigh ride with an oyster supper after- 
ward at the home of Romaine Hardcastle. As a result of 
our rushing we are pleased to introduce to you Laura Bar- 
tholomew. 

Early in May the Junior play will be given and, as one 
of our members, Fannie Gillian, represents us, we are anx- 
iously looking forward to it. 

At the Country Club, February 21st, occurred, perhaps, 
the greatest event of the season, the Pan-Hellenic Prom. 

We are so happy to welcome back again Esther Hinman, 
who was one of last year's chapter. She will resume her work 
in Music Hall. 

The final recitals in the School of Music have now begun, 
and Gamma finds herself well represented this year, our num- 
ber of graduates being six. On February eighth and Febru- 
ary twenty-ninth occurred the two recitals — Edith Girton, 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 95 

from the certificate and Grace Haywood from the four-year 
course. Gamma sends greetings to all her sister chapters. 



EPSILON 

Epsilon extends her heartiest appreciation for the greet- 
ings from the different chapters. It is such a pleasure to 
have the Lyre again, and we hope it may be the means of 
drawing the girls closer together. 

Our chapter has promise of a substantial growth with 
an active membership of enthusiastic girls and a good field 
for work. 

As was mentioned in our last letter our first initiation 
took place Oct. 30th. Six girls were initiated at that time. 

Our first function was an "At Home," given at the home 
of Maunecna Max Millan. The house was artistically de- 
corated with smilax, red carnations and asparagus fern. A 
progressive needle-threading contest was the feature of the 
evening and handsome prizes were awarded the lucky ones 
who threaded the greatest number of needles within the given 
time. The dainty hand-painted score cards were done by 
Mabel Chalfin and were in the shape of the Lyre, decorated 
with tiny red roses and tied with the colors. About thirty 
girls were present and the evening was voted a great suc- 
cess. 

January 26th we initiated two girls, whom we are pleased 
to introduce to all — Hazel Hearne and Mabel Hickman. 
After the ceremony a spread was given at the home of Mabel 
Chalfin. 

In honor of our new girls an evening was given January 
31st at the residence of Carrie Trowbridge. An excellent 
program was rendered, after which refreshments were served. 
Much spirit was shown in the singing of college songs and it 



g6 THE LYRE 

is our plan to give such an informal affair the first week of 
each month. 

We are sending views of the College of Music building, 
which hardly give you an idea of the splendid appearance it 
makes. The studios are large and well equipped; the ex- 
terior very attractive in mission style of architecture. 

Even the Campus, which comprises ten acres, has been 
improved by cement walks, beautiful shade trees and lawns. 

Professor Skeele is dean and his success in this capacity is 
shown by the marked increase in the enrollment. Aside from 
his reputation as a teacher of the piano, he is well known as 
an organist, having opened organs in a number of the larger 
cities of the West. He is a man of strong personality and 
has shown great interest in the re-establishment of Epsilon. 

Seven of cur number have sent for pins and you may im- 
agine our happy expectancy. 



ZETA 

Since the last letter was written, Zeta has four fine new 
girls to introduce — Fanny Johnson, of Raleigh, N. C. (a 
sister of Mary Johnson, who was one of Zeta's first mem- 
bers) ; Irma Watson, of Salt Lake City; Elizabeth Kirk- 
patrick, of Mississippi, and Evangeline Bridge, of Boston. 

It has been Zeta's boast that her roll call contained the 
names of the most talented girls in the Conservatory, and 
these, our latest acquisitions, continue to make good this as- 
sertion. 

Fanny Johnson was called home to Raleigh very soon 
after her initiation, much to our regret, but we hope to have 
her with us again next year. 

Madame Antoinette Szumomonska, one of Zeta's highly 
honored honorary members, gave a delightful piano recital 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 97 

recently. She has just invited our chapter to a tea at her 
lovely home in Brookline. Other recent piano recitals of 
great interest were those of Mr. George Proctor, Mr. Wil- 
liam Dietrich Strong and Mr. Carl Baermann. 

Boston has been having a taste of opera — really, truly 
grand opera — written by a local composer, and sung by local 
singers, with the chorus taken from our Conservatory Opera 
School and with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, to furnish 
the instrumentation. 

This work, "The Pipe of Desire," written by Frederick 
S. Converse, a Harvard professor, has just been given three 
public performances in our own Jordan Hall, and has aroused 
tremenduous enthusiasm in the musical circles of Boston. 
The waves of interest extended even unto New York and 
brought over a goodly crowd of well known people from the 
metropolis for the first performance. The music is exquisite, 
and proves that America can produce genuine opera, after 
all. One of the prominent roles was taken by Mabel Stana- 
way, a Zeta girl. 

We are all delighted with the Lyre in its pretty new dress, 
and congratulate Mrs. Wade on her very attractive arrange- 
ment of the contents. Surely we will all do our best to give 
our support in every possible way to the magazine that means 
so much to every loyal Alpha Chi. 



THETA 

Theta was so glad to hear of her sister chapters through 
the last publication of the Lyre. In reading the letters we 
were imbued with that feeling, that enthusiasm and love for 
Alpha Chi are strong in everj' chapter. 

The past few months have proved to be most delightful 



98 THE LYRE 

for the Thetas and their friends. Among the many social 
functions of that time are : A formal dancing party for our 
freshmen, a bridge-whist party given to all freshmen of the 
Pan-Hellenic, an informal dancing party, and a most enter- 
taining afternoon tea at the home of Miss Lillian Clondon. 

Three of our girls, well known to the Ami Arbor public, 
proved again that they were well worthy of all esteem shown 
them : Miss Leda Stimpson, in her entertaining song recital; 
Miss Mary Bruce, as efficient coach in two little dramas, "A 
Little Game with Fate" and "My Wife's Bonnet," and Miss 
Vera Burkhart, in playing important parts in these plays with 
great skill. 

Ann Arbor has had many fine attractions during the past 
months, such as instructive lectures by the well known Jacob 
Riis and Lorado Taft, and most charming concerts by 
George Hamlin and Raoul Pugno. 

But of all functions of the entire school year the annual 
Junior Hop always associates with it the most interest and 
the keenest enjoyment. This year's Hop proved to be most 
successful. On February 9th the big Hop took place, and 
more than six hundred gay dancers glided over the floor of 
the large Waterman gymnasium. The whole scene was a 
most festive spectacle. But the Junior Hop does not consist 
of the formal dance alone, but it includes many other gaieties, 
which extend over several days: House parties, informal 
dancing parties, Glee Club concert, play by the Comedy Club, 
drives and the like. This year five of our girls — Inid Holmes, 
Vera Burkhart, Alma Hinkle, Mary Benedict and Elenore 
Goeschel were happy Junior Hop guests. 

We wish great success to all our sisters. 



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OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 99 

IOTA 

How lovely it was to get the Lyre again last December 1 
We all read it eagerly and enjoyed every word of it. 

Examinations are all over at last for the first semester, 
and we are breathing freely once more. But the second sem- 
ester has come with all of its new ''stunts" and that means 
we will all be as busy as ever until June. 

The uppermost thing in our minds at present, however, 
is a big reception, which we are going to give on the 24th 
of this month to all the fraternities and sororities, and a 
great number of our faculty and town people. We are all 
working real hard in order to make it a grand success, which 
we hope it will be. We can tell better about it, however, after 
it is over so I shall leave that for the next Lyre. 

The Sophomore Cotillion occurred on the evening of the 
third of February and it was a very enjoyable affair, indeed. 
It was the Friday evening after "exam." week and every- 
body went and had a good time, forgetting that there ever 
was such a thing as "exams." The armory was artistically 
decorated in the class colors — red and black. The next big 
dance will be given in military hall. 

All the sororities enjoyed a dance a few weeks ago to- 
gether. They gave it in the afternoon and had it simply 
for themselves, there being no men present. We find it to be 
a very fine way to get better acquainted with the girls in the 
other sororities, and we hope to do something on that order 
often. 

On February 13th we initiated three girls, who have been 
pledged for some time — Bess Bryan, Champaign, 111., a 
pledge of last year; Mary McNally, Pueblo, Colo., pledged 
in the fall, and Lucy Lewis, Danville, 111., who has been 



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100 THE LYRE 

pledged for only a few weeks. We are very glad to intro- 
duce them to our other sisters of Alpha Chi. 



KAPPA 

Kappa girls are busy now preparing for the examinations, 
which mark the close of this semester. 

After the "exams." comes the Junior Prom., on February 
1 6th, the great social event of the year here at the University. 
Of course every girl is anxious to go and even in the midst 
of the whirl of "exams." one hears animated discussion of 
dainty Prom, gowns and of the expected fun to be had at the 
Prom, and its accompanying festivities. 

We initiated two more girls on January 29th — lola Mar- 
ker and Vivian Vcrbeck — and after the initiations enjoyed a 
genuine college girls' spread. By the way. Miss Marker 
composed the words for a song to the air of "My Country 
'Tis of Thee" that evening, which she sang for us. It was 
a clever little thing full of tender thoughts for dear Alpha 
Chi. 

The crowning musical event of this year was the Kubelik 
concert given January 22nd at the University Armory. We 
are now looking forward to hearing the Dolmetches, who 
will come here sometime in February and play on instruments 
used years ago during the time of Mozart and Beethoven. 

"The Passing Show," given January i6th by University 
people, was an interesting event in University life. The cast 
was largely made up of fraternity and sorority people. Alpha 
Chi Omega was represented by Miss Edna Sivensen. 

Pi Beta Phi gave a charming musicale January 27th, at 
which members of the faculty and a representative from each 
fraternity was invited. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA loi 

A DREAM 



One night I fell asleep, and dreamed ; 

And in my dream a Thing appeared, 
Familiar, and yet strange, it seemed. 

Frightful, yet nothing to be feared. 

The Thing looked like a quadruped ; 

It had a short, impressive tail ; 
Two ugly horns were on its head, 

I looked, and felt myself turn pale. 

The Thing just stood and looked at me, 
But finally it moved, and said : 

"You are the maiden, they tell me, 

Who wears the glorious green and red. 

*'But now the time has come, at last. 
When, with the help of all the rest, 

ril make you sorry for the past. 
And put your courage to the test. 

**rd like to introduce myself — 

Fm William Goat, for short called Bill, 
And when I'm laid upon the shelf. 

You'll find no one my place can fill. 

**My highest pleasure, you will find. 
Is teaching old girls the best rules 

To make the pledged girls always mind. 
And sometimes make them act like fools. 

**I know you've often had to say: 

*It's worth it all to be a Chi.' 
You'll find the truth of that, some day — 

When, did you ask? Oh, bye and bye." 



102 THE LYRE 

He stopped, and gave a kind of sigh, 
Then out the door he seemed to float — 

I scarce could realize that I 

Had seen His Majesty, the goat. 

Fm glad I saw the goat that night, 
I'm glad he talked away my rears, 

And I hope all will be right 

With Alpha Chi, in future years. 

My dream is over — ^but the truth 

Of all that William said to me 
Is quite well known, I think, forsooth, 

By Alpha Chis, where'er they be. 

Then here's to dear old Alpha Chi — 
And may the girls who join her ranks 

Be moved to give her, as do I, 

The most sincere and grateful thanks. 

Florence Fall, Beta, '09, 




OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 103 



Hlumna^ Botes 



BIRTHS 

To Daisy Steele Wilson, Alpha, of Indianapolis, a son. 
To Mrs. Molt, Iota, of Chicago, a son. 
To Cora Hamilton Taylor, Alpha, of Greensburg, a 
daughter, on December 20th. 

To Gertrude McGinley, Iota, of Noweaqua, 111., a son. 

To Nell Bridges Seers, Alpha, of Danville, 111., a daugh- 
ter. 

To Mrs. Harding, Iota, of Peoria, 111., a son. 



ENGAGEMENTS 

The engagement of Katherine Nelson, Iota, to Mr. C. J. 
Rothgeb, Phi Delta Theta, is announced. 

Miss Mary Busey, Iota, is soon to be married to Mr. Lee 
Jutton, of Urbana, 111. 

The engagement of Miss Virginia Fisk, Theta, to Mr. 
Frederick Green, of New York City, is announced. 

On December the 25th was announced the engagement 
of Nella Blanche Ramsdell, Beta, Cons. '03, Lit. '04, to 
Frank Andrews Fall, Alpha Tau Omega Busar, of Colum- 
bia University. 

The engagement of Clara Fisher, Iota, to Mr. Lewis 
Brown, Phi Gamma Delta, is announced. 

The engagement of Louise White, Gamma, to Mr. Char- 
lie Hall, of Evanston, has been announced. 



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MARRIAGES 

ToennigeS'Patton. — Elizabeth Patton, Kappa, and Mr. 
C. Frederick Toenniges, were married at the home of the 
bride in DeKalb, 111., December 25th, 1905. They are liv- 
ing at DeKalb, 111. 

HannalS'fVeinstein. — Alice Weinstein, Theta, was re- 
cently married to Mr. Eugene Hannals, of Phillipsburg, 
Montana. 

Burnham-Bond. — ^The marriage of Ora Bond, Thetai 
to Mr. Clare Burnham, of Chicago, 111., is announced. 

Turrentine-Gustafson. — Miss Elin Gustafson, Beta, '05, 
was married to Dr. J. C. Turrentine, in New York City, 
January 24th. They will reside at 266 West 154th Street, 
New York City. 

PERSONAL 

Eva Pratt, Beta, ex '96, is supervisor of drawing in the 
public schools of Moline, 111.- Her address is 417 Eigh- 
teenth Street. 

Claudia Hill Alexander, Alpha, of Greensburg, Ind., has 
recently visited Alpha Chi sisters at Greencastle. 

Mabel Chalfin, Epsilon, has just returned from a delight- 
ful trip through Mexico. 

Misses Wyeth and Bean, Iota, visited Alpha sisters after 
attending the Alpha banquet at Indianapolis, on the even- 
ing of February 2nd. 

Marie White Longman, Beta, has recently returned from 
an extensive concert tour in the West. 

Mary Masters, Beta, '99, Gamma, '03, visited Beta the 
last week in January. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 105 

Sylvia Christley, Alpha, visited friends at New Palestine, 
after attending the Alpha banquet. 

On the faculty of the Music School of Galloway College, 
Searcy, Ark., Alpha is represented by Grace Guller, '03, and 
Sara Neal, '04. 

Mrs. Dr. Yutzy, Theta, visited friends in Albion the 
second week in February. 

Edna Line, Alpha, of Portland, Ind., visited Alpha sis- 
ters for a few days, after attending the banquet at Indianapo- 
lis. 

Mrs. Alta Allen Lond, Beta, '98, has accompanied her 
husband to Florida. They will return by way of Boston and 
New York. 

Faye Newlin, Alpha, of Robinson, 111., is in school again 
this term. 

Marie Smith, Epsilon, has been spending the winter in 
Ocean Park. 

Epsilon — Elmina Lank, Alpha, is visiting in Los Ange- 
les and has attended some of our meetings. She has been 
very helpful to us with suggestions for our work. 

Epsilon — Blanche French, Beta, is spending the winter 
in Long Beach and studying with Mr. Skeele at the college. 
We have been so glad to know her and to have her at our 
meetings. 

Lulu Johns, Epsilon, is teaching in Los Angeles. 

Adah McCoy, Alpha, '05, is teaching music at DePauw. 
She is assisting Miss Sawyers and also taking post work. 

Maizie B. Goodenow, Beta, '04, is studying art in Hills- 
dale College, Hillsdale, Mich. 

Pearl Fuller, Alpha, of Charleston, 111., is again in school 



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after being detained at home on account of the illness of her 
brother. 

Wilma Beebe, Iota, ex. '07, of Kankakee, visited Alpha 
Chi sisters and attended the Sophomore Cotillion. 

Bess Luelling, Alpha, visited friends in Grecncastle the 
first of February. 

Ethel Kuhn, one of Gamma's last year chapters, is to re- 
turn to us at the beginning of the new term. 

Jennie McHatton, Alpha, is making an extended visit in 
Kansas City. 

Marjory Grafins, Iota, '05, of Chicago, attended the 
Phi Gamma Delta annual on February the i6th. 

Louise White, Gamma, has returned from a visit at East 
Orange, New Jersey. She also attended the Yale Prom, be- 
fore returning home. 

Florence Hamilton, Alpha, returned recently from a trip 
through the southern states. 

Lusa Rainier, Alpha, '02, of Lafayette, Ind., visited 
Alpha sisiters the first week in February. 




OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 107 

EXCHANGES 



Delta Kappa Epsilon held its fifty-ninth convention at the 
Waldorf-Astoria in New York, November 8-10. 

Delta Chi, the law fraternity, is agitating the question of 
not admitting members of other fraternities. 

Kappa Alpha Theta was the first sorority to enter Cana- 
da. A chapter which was established at Toronto in 1887, 
died the next year, but has recently been re-established. 

Signal public honors were showered upon James Whit- 
comb Riley, whose favorite diversion. Bill Nye once said, 
was visiting Jerusalem Alumni Association of the Phi Psi fra- 
ternity. Shortly before Christmas he was the guest of honor 
at a dinner given by Vice-President Fairbanks in Washing- 
ton, at which President Roosevelt was present. A Washing- 
ton dispatch says: **WashIngton is anxious to sec more of 
the Hoosier poet. Unusual attentions were paid to him. The 
President was delighted with the readings he gave at the Fair- 
banks dinner to the chief executive, and the Gridiron Club, 
which was the guest of the Vice-President Saturday night, 
voted him *the best that ever came down the pike.' The 
modest poet was almost overwhelmed with the reception he 
received at every turn." On December 29th a great popular 
meeting was held in Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, by the 
teachers of Indiana, who were assembled in State convention 
at that time. The meeting resolved itself into one of the 
most remarkable tributes ever paid to a living man. Ad- 
dresses were delivered by President E. H. Hughes, of De- 
Pauw; Charles R. Williams, editor of the Indianapolis 
News; Henry Watterson, of the Louisville Courier- Journal, 
and others of eminence. The poet was overwhelmed with the 
enthusiasm of his reception when he arose to acknowledge the 



io8 THE LYRE 

remarkable compliment involved in such a gathering. Mr. 
Riley seems to have left the lecture platform, though he could 
fix his own price for appearances, and have hundreds of invi- 
tations that he could not accept. Yet he traveled three hun- 
dred miles the other day, making an exceedingly uncomfor- 
table journey, to appear, without charge, before an audience 
gathered in a town of four hundred people for the dedica- 
tion of a literary club building. He explained his accept- 
ance of the invitation to be present by the statement that he 
"kind o' liked the style of the fellow who came to Indianapo- 
lis to ask him to come." — The Shield. 



Prof. John William Burgess, Cumberland '67, has been 
appointed the first incumbent in the chair established in the 
University of Berlin and called the Theodore Roosevelt Pro- 
fessorship of American History and Institutions. This is 
said to be the first step in a general system of co-operative ed- 
ucation between the large universities of Europe and Ameri- 
ca, and has been instituted on this side of the water by Co- 
lumbia. Mr. James Speyer has given $50,000 to establish 
this professorship. In return, the German Government will 
establish at Columbia a professorship of German history 
and institutions. — Beta Theta Pi. 



In 1895, Sigma Chi adopted a scheme for a chapter house 
fund to be derived from the initiation fees and a percentage 
of the regular dues of active members and voluntary sub 
scriptions of alumni. In 1899 members were required, upon 
graduation or leaving college, to give to the fund two notes 
of $5 each, one payable in one year the other in two years. 
In 1 90 1 members were required, at the time of their initia- 
tion, to sign two such notes, payable one and two years after 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA 109 

their cessation of active membership. Loans have been made 
to aid the chapters at several of the larger universities to 
build houses — Cornell, Michigan and Wisconsin. This plan 
of Sigma Chi has been adopted by several other fraternities. 
The convention of southern K A last June adopted a plan 
which provides "that each initiate be requested, on the day of 
his leaving college, and likewise each alumnus, to sign five 
notes of $5 each, payable one, two, three, four and five years 
after date, $1 of each note to pay for a year's subscription to 
the Journal, and the balance to create a general chapter house 
fund."— TA^ Scroll. 

Perhaps the most important care of the freshmen should 
be exercised in a supervision of their colloge work. The most 
valuable man to a chapter has his value discounted at a 
stroke when he is dropped from college for deficient scholar- 
ship. So it is a mere matter of self -protect ion for a chapter 
to see that its freshmen are maintaining a grade of scholar- 
ship that will at least retain for them college and active chap- 
ter membership. Unless the older men in the chapter look 
after a freshman, there is considerable danger of his slighting 
his college work. The new life holds so many pleasures for 
him that he fails to grasp the importance of insuring four 
years' enjoyment of them by the necessary attention to his 
college duties. It is in this respect the elder brothers should 
step in and serve his personal interests while at the same time 
they are performing a most important chapter duty. — Delta 
Tau Delta Rainbow. 

With the recurrence of each cultivating season, we are 
impressed with the feeble powers of choice displayed by so 
many active members. Instead of considering the need of the 
chapter as the all important question at issue, they consult 



no THE LYRE 

their own wishes and choose the girl to whom they take a 
violent fancy. And all too often a pretty face and stylish 
clothes are the principal reasons for the choice. Whether the 
girl in question has real worth seems to be a minor matter. 
The chapter and its precedents are of no concern, and if no 
other reason can be found for initiating this mediocre candi- 
date, it is avowed that though we may not need her pretty 
face and social qualities, it will never do to let our antago- 
nists win diem. We want to record here our disappointment 
in a goodly number of active sorority girls who vote not from 
conscientious principle but from selfish fancy. Alpha Phi 
ought to have no badge for the silly young woman who goes 
to college for a good time. Our badge should be worn only by 
the girls who arc serious in purpose and true to our high 
ideals. We proudly sing "The badge that only the chosen 
may wear.'* Do we measure up to our standard? Are all our 
active members to whom is entrusted the welfare of the so- 
ciety fully alive to their sacred duty to choose only such girls 
as maintain a high standard of scholarship and are true to 
the best ideals of womanhood? — Alpha Phi Quarterly. 

In an article on the "Good and Evil of College Fraterni- 
ties," found in a recent issue of The Independent, the writer 
presents very forcibly the good influences which such organi- 
zations exert upon their members. He gives them credit for 
exercising a salutary supervision over the classwork of their 
members, for imparting social polish, and — ^which is of more 
importance — for restraining members whose conduct is calcu- 
lated to bring discredit upon themselves and reproach upon 
their fraternity. The writer says that the executive councils 
of some fraternities discipline their disorderly chapters. As 
he says, the experience of spiking in the rushing campaign 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA in 

teaches tact, and the management of a chapter house gives 
the members a sense of responsibility and good business train- 
ing. Fraternities, he says, supplement the education given in 
college, and the wide acquaintance with highly educated men, 
which the larger fraternities afford, is very instructive and of 
great benefit. Among the alumni of the various chapters are 
many eminent scholars and other distinguished men. The 
writer testifies that the bond which unites the members is very 
strong, and he shows the advantage of belonging to a nation- 
al, instead of a sectional, fraternity, an advantage which is 
felt by alumni even more than by the active members. A 
chapter of a college fraternity, he says, performs a valuable 
office in keeping its alumni interested in their alma mater. — 
The Scroll. 



Hunt up your alunmi ; tell the Greek world what they are 
doing, who they are doing, and how they are doing it; dig up 
your pictures ; tell stories on your faculty ; introduce your new 
brothers; tell us of all the balls — foot, base, and social; de- 
scribe your sweethearts; tell us of your wives, and give us the 
names of your babies; 

Show us the leaves you turn, 

Tell us the jokes you joke ; 
Write us the dreams you dream, 

The result of the pipes you smoke. 
Sing us the songs you sing. 

Tell us the thoughts you think ; 
Mail us your checks, and then 

Send us the drinks you drink. 
Stuff us with "Quarterly" stuff. 

Though 't would make but very poor pi; 
Boost the journal along 

For the love of old Phi Chi. 

— Phi Chi Quarterly. 



112 THE LYRE 

The Lyre gratefully acknowledges the following publica- 
tions from other fraternities : 

December — ^The Scroll, of Phi Delta Theta, The Beta 
Theta Pi, The Phi Gamma Delta, and The Delta Upsilon 
Quarterly. 

January — The Anchora, of Delta Gamma, The Kappa 
Alpha Theta, and The Shield, of Phi Kappa Psi. 



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ALPHA CHI OMEGA 

Address all subscriptions to 

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Vol.. IX June, 1906 No. 4 



THE OPFICIAI^ ORGAN OP 

Alpha Chi Omega Sorority 



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Ei^MA Patton Wade, Editor 

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CONTENTS 



THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 117 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 118 

THE STORY OF AN ALPHA CHI OMBQA LYRE 119 

THE KEYNOTE OF A STRONG CHAPTER 121 

IS THE INFLUENCE OF THE CHAPTER HOUSE 

NARROWING? 122 

CHAPTER MEETINGS 124 

IMPORTANT NOTICE 126 

REPORTS FOR EXAMINATIONS FOR 1906 128 

EDITORIALS 129 

CHAPTER LETTERS 130 

ALUMNAE LETTER ALPHA ALPHA 146 

ALUMNAE NOTES 147 

PERSONALS 148 

EXCHANGES 152 



The Lyre will appear regularly the first of December^ 
March, June and October. All matter for publication 
should be in the hands of the editor the fifteenth of the 
month preceding the month of publication. 

Subscription price per year, $i.oo, payable in advance. 
Per Copy, 25 cents. 

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THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 



BDITOR: 
Mrs. Elma Patton Wade, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 

ASSISTANT BDITOR: 
Jennie McHatton, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 

AS80CIATB BDITORS: 

Alpha— Sadie Macklan 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta— Blanche W. Ballamy. . .409 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Oamma — ^Esther C. Hlnman WUlard Hall, Ehranston, Illinois 

Delta— Vera Bash Hidings Hall, MeadvUle, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — Carrie Trowbridge. .College of Music, Los Angeles, California 
Zeta — Gertrude Damon.. 144 Hemenway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — ^Eleanor Goeschel 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — Gladys Breckenridge..l005 W. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois 
Kappa — Anna Rueth Chadboume Hall, Madison, Wisconsin 



ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 

FOUNDED 1885 



GRAND COUNCIL: 

President— Kate L. Calkins. . .316 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Vlce-Presldent-Inspector — Mrs. Richard Tennant 

824 South Fifth Street. Terre Haute, Indiana 

Secretary— Marcia C. Clarke, 802 University Ave.. Ann Arbor Michigan 

Treasurer — Laura A. Howe 912 North Street, Logansport, Indiana 

Historian— Mabel H. Siller 716 Clark Street, Evanston, Illinois 

Editor of Lyre— Mrs. Will H. Wade 

2236 Ashland Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Assistant Editor — Jennie McHatton . . 1629 Broadway, Indianapolis, Ind. 



DIRECTORY OP ACTIVE CHAPTERS: 

Alpha — ^DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Albion College Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Allegheny College Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — College of Music, University of Southern California, 

Los Angeles 

Zeta — New England Conservatory of Music Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa — University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 



CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES: 

Alpha— Shellie Smith 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta— Madge E. Wilcox 409 East Porter Street. Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Hedwig Brenneman Wlllard Hall, Evanston, Illinois 

Delta— Alice McDowell North Main Street, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon— Maud Howley 711 W. 35th Street, Los Angeles, California 

Zeta— Elizabeth B. Bates.. 61 Sparks Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Theta— Frances O'Hara 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota— Elsie Bean 507 E. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa— Sarah Morgan 141 Butler Street, Madison, Wisconsin 



ALUMNAE CHAPTERS; 
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ALPHA CHI OMEGA 

Vol,. XI INDIANAPOUS, Ind., Junk, 1906 No. 4 



THE STORY OF AN ALPHA CHI OMEGA LYRE 



When I was very young, years ago, I was very proud of 
myself, because I was so beautiful, made of shining gold and 
sparkling jewels. Now that I am older, I am still more 
proud of myself, but now it is for a different reason. I have 
learned, in my life time of experience, that I stand for the 
noblest and best sorority I have ever heard of. It is not so 
large in membership as some others, perhaps, but it is far 
reaching in its influence, and benefits every one who comes in 
contact with it. 

My first experience of any importance was the long rail- 
way journey I took, from the manufacturer's to the home of 
my present owner. There were as many as a half a dozen of 
us, all packed together in a box, and carefully wrapped up. 
The girl who opened the box was very pretty and sweet 
looking, and I felt immediately as if I had always known her, 
and as if I somehow belonged to her. 

She tried us all on, and attempted to decide which she 
liked the best. Then she asked the opinions of all her fam- 
ily and friends, as to which they considered the prettiest. 
The general opinion seemed to be that the choice lay between 
one other pin and me. The girl wore each one of us about, 
in turn, for several days. One day, however, she packed all 
the other pins up and sent them back, keeping only me. I 



120 T H E L Y R E 

was very happy then, for I had feared in my ignorance, that 
I might go to someone I did not fancy or approve of. Now I 
know that no matter to whom I had gone, it would have 
been the same — for Alpha Chis are the same the world over, 
in the things that count. 

Since I have belonged to the girl my life has been full of 
interest. I have been, often and often, in a company of 
girls who wore pins of a similar design to myself. I have 
been placed on the proud breasts of girls who had never be- 
fore worn the Lyre. I have been the means of many unex- 
pected meetings of my owner with stranger girls, who still 
were not strangers, because they wore Alpha Chi pins. 

I sometimes think I have been the means of helping the 
girl to be sweet and courageous and strong, and loyal to her- 
self and to others. The reason why I think this is because, 
sometimes, when she looks sad or angry, she glances at me, 
whispers something to herself, and her face brightens and she 
is herself again. Then, too, by me she is reminded that she 
owes a duty to the people of the outside world, as well as to 
the people of her own family and fraternity circles. 

I have been worn with several different fraternity pins 
below me — but none of them remained there long, until the 
last pin. This pin seems to be a favorite of the girls, be- 
cause she has worn it for several months now. She got it at 
the same time with a beautiful diamond ring, so I rather 

think, perhaps this frat pin and myself will be lifelong com- 
panions. 

This, then, is the reason I am so justly proud of myself : 
Not because I am more beautiful than other pins, but be- 
cause I stand for a high and noble sisterhood, to which any- 
one may be proud to belong — that of Alpha Chi Omega. 

Florence Fall, Beta Chapter. 



OFALPHACHI OMEGA 121 

THE KEYNOTE OF A STRONG CHAPTER 



The keynote of a strong chapter — what is it? A chapter 
is one link in die chain of organized efforts to unite girls in 
the bonds of sisterhood in Alpha Chi Omega. The key- 
note of a strong chapter is the "summum bonum" of frater- 
nity life, continued in that diminutive word of unlimited 
scope, common to every language we call it love. 

It is not to be sought for in libraries or laboratories or to 
be dug up from dry old text-books. It springs up spontan- 
eously from the communion of congenial souls. The fra- 
ternity chapter is the noble school for the propagation and 
cultivation of love. This school joins young women in the 
closest relations of mutual helpfulness; it exalts sisterhood 
from the realms of mere friendship to the heights of true 
love. Our chapter has picked us from hundreds, has taught 
us lessons of sisterhood, has given us the happiest times of 
our college life. What do we owe her in return? Unflinch- 
ing devotion, our best efforts and greatest affection. The 
true fraternity girl loves her chapter and its members. Her 
sympathy embraces their sorrows, her happiness extends ^to 
their joys, her love encircles their hearts. Love keeps burn- 
ing the fires on every altar of responsibility. The chapter 
that has caught the living spirit of Alpha Chi Omega, that 
will meet every obligation to the fraternity, and that will 
guard as a precious jewel the good name of virtue, kindness 
and love is deserving of prosperity. 

Character, scholarship and gentle manners, are potent 
factors in the life of each fraternity girl. Without the pos- 
session of these, by the individual members, a chapter must 
needs have struggles and heartaches and disappointment. 
Character developed and well rounded within the fraternity. 



122 T H E L Y R E 

must show manifestations of love outward toward the less 
fortunate. If a chapter is exclusive or clannish, it will fail 
completely to achieve its noblest purpose. Thow open the 
doors of your houses and with a generous pride dominating 
each girl extend to others your privileges. In the class room 
remember ever to uphold the honor of Alpha Chi Omega. 
Seek the highest development of your physicial, intellectual 
and moral nature. Gentle manners stamp the genuine girl 
in her life within and without the precincts of fraternity life. 
Gentle manners are a projection of the spirit of love within 
the heart of the girl. Each individual girl forms the chap- 
ter's standard and if she is imbued with altruism, the success 
and popularity of her chapter among college people is as- 
sured. 

**Faith, hope, love — and the greatest of these is love." 
Beta '06. Madge E. Wilcox. 



IS THE INFLUENCE OF THE CHAPTER HOUSE 

NARROWING? 



In many respects I believe that a Sorority Chapter House 
has a narrowing influence upon the girls who live in it. 

Girls belonging to the same Sorority, and groped to- 
gether in its Chapter House, are inclined to be something 
alike in tastes and many times in manner and appearance. 
I often hear remarks such as these: **She looks like a 
Kappa," "She would make a splendid Thetal" That was 
just like a Chi Omega," or **She isn't exactly Alpha Chi 
style." It is true that girls who have deliberately chosen 
each other as companions, lived together as closely, worked 
as one person for their great common interest, their loved 
sorority, stood by each other so steadfastly, the interest of 
one being the interest of all, cannot help acquiring little habits 



OFALPHACHI OMEGA 123 

of speech, manner, and dress which are characteristic of all. 
These characteristics often become so marked that outsiders 
are conscious that they exist, and seeing them in some one 
girl, quickly identify her as an Alpha Chi, Theta, or Kappa. 
Each sorority is a distinct *!set." The girls who belong to it 
care a great deal for one another and comparatively little for 
outsiders. 

The conversation of the Chapter House is taken up 
either with Sorority affairs or the individual interests of the 
sixteen, or eighteen girls who are in the house. Although 
the Woman's League, Christian Association, etc., claim a 
share in the conversation, the attention is not paid it such 
general university interests which should be paid to them. 
The girls who live together in the Chapter House form a 
kind of clan, a large family — complete in itself. 

I believe that there is a danger in this — a serious danger 
that we sorority girls should guard against. That is that 
the broadening experience of becoming acquainted with, and 
learning to understand, girls of widely different dispositions 
and ways of living be not last. 

The older girls of the sorority should be careful each 
year to interest the freshmen in general university social 
functions, and widen their friendships and interests as far as 
possible. The Chapter House, with its abundance of char- 
acter developing discipline, is by far the most sheltered and 
desirable home for girls that there is at Illinois and many 
of the other universities where there are no dormotories for 
girls. I who have lived in it as a sister love it second only 
to my own home. I feel that we cannot afford to create an 
atmosphere in it which can in any way deserve the criticism, 
"narrowing." I believe it should be the case of every true 
sorority girl to take part as much as she is able, in the active 
interests of her college, and not let her sorority interests 
overshadow them too much. H. G. W., Iota. 



124 THE LYRE 

CHAPTER MEETINGS 



As seniors we can look back upon our chapter meetings 
and realize, if we never have before, their real worth to us. 
All that remains now are sweet memories and we feel a 
strange tug at our heart strings when we stop to think that 
the last meeting is very close at hand. 

We find ourselves looking backwards to the time when 
we first wore die scarlet and olive green. Do you remem- 
ber, girls, how happy and proud you were and how under- 
neath diat happiness and pride you felt that a new something 
had come into your life. Do you remember the first sorority 
meeting when you were so filled with inspiration that you 
promised dear Alpha Chi your best efforts — ^you would win 
honors for her — you would make her proud of you ? 

The weeks passed, and at each meeting you were learn- 
ing something new in sorority life. They were little things, 
but they taught you to diink of your chapter's interests be- 
fore your own as individuals, to be quick to see another's 
needs, to reach out a helping hand beyond the circle and 
there broaden your own life. 

So each day flew swiftly by and found you trying to do 
your best, and each day you liearned something more of Al- 
pha Chis real aim and purpose. Your sophomore and jun- 
ior years passed quickly and in September you entered upon 
your last year. How much this year has meant to you! 
Perhaps you have not accomplished all that you set out to do, 
but you can look back upon your sorority life as the dearest 
recollection you have to carry away with you. 

The time has come when you must say good-bye; you 
have graduated from your Alma Mater, but not from dear 
old Alpha Chi. The ideals placed before you in the first 
meeting of your freshman year are now part of your very be- 



OFALPHACHI OMEGA 125 

ing. The Lyre stands for all that is good and noble, and it 
shall be your guide. You are going out of this life into a new 
life of different interests, but in whatever sphere we may be 
let may each one of us proclaim through our line the ennob- 
ling influence which has been surrounding us each week as 
we have met togedier. Gamma, '06. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE 



I wish to extend many thanks to the chapter historians, 
and to all others who have been willing to aid me in securing 
necessary addresses and facts pertaining to the history of the 
fraternity; however, I warn you that I am not yet through 
with your kind services. On the other hand, I again urge 
you who have neglected the duty of filling out the cards and 
returning them, to attend to it at once, for it can make such 
a little difference to you, while it means so much to me, since 
I have about nine hundred of them to look after. Be loyal, 
do what your fraternity asks of you, and do it in the right 
spirit and in the right time. I regret diat this letter will not 
reach some members who need it most, as they probably are 
not subscribers of the Lyre. 

I hope that in time we may have a complete fraternity 
directory, but there are still many Alpha Chis whom I can- 
not reach because of lack of information. Consequently, I 
call on you again for aid. Below you will find a list of Alpha 
Chis to whom I could not send cards, because I had no ad- 
dresses for them whatever. I also add a list of members 
whose cards have been returned to me by the Postal De- 
partment, because of incorrect addresses. I ask that each one 
of you do your very best to look up as many of these Alpha 
Chis as possible, and send me the correct full names and ex- 
act addresses (plainly written) without delay. Do not pro- 



126 T H E L Y R E 

crastinate, for tomorrow will not do as well as today. It is 
necessary that the list be completed soon. 

I also ask that whenever you change your name or ad- 
dress, you will please notify me of the fact. In this way the 
future historians will not experience the difficulties that I am 
now encountering, and we will not only get the records up to 
date, but we will keep them there. 

I have another request for the chapter historian. Will 
you please send me all names and addresses of members who 
have been initiated since you sent in your reports? I need 
them before schools close. 

When sending in lists, please give full name of members 
(and if married, full name of husband) and exact address. 
I trust that this letter will receive many replies. 
716 Clark Street, Mabel Harriett Siller, 

Evanston, Illinois. Grand Historian. 

Members for whom I have had no addresses : 

ALPHA— Mrs. Ethel Sutherlin Berger, '88; Cora Bran- 
son (pledged), '89; Marion Colbom, '93; Jessie Y. Fox, 
'89; Mrs. Pearl Armitage Jamison, '90; Mrs. Josephine 
Tingley Linscott, '92; Zella Marshall; Lena Scott; Mrs. 
Pearl Somerville, '01; Laura Taggart, '87; Cora Taggart, 
'87; Amy Du Bois (charter); Mrs. Rilla Jones Mercia, 
(pledged) ; Mrs. Jennie Allen Bryant (associate) ; Mrs. 
Alma Dahl Dixon (Associate) ; Mme. Marie Decca (Hon- 
orary) ; Mrs. Mary Howe Lavin (Honorary) ; Mme. Julia 
Rive King (Honorary) ; Miss Neally Stevens (Honorary) ; 

BETA— Blanche Bunday, '90; Hattie Ives, '88; May 
Percival Miner, '95. 

GAMMA — Pearl Rising, '91; Fanny Grafton, '92; 
Minnie Beckett, '93; Blanche Skiff, '94; Athlena McCorkle, 
'94; Mrs. Eleanor Kirkham (Associate). 



OFALPHACHI OMEGA 127 

DELTA— Myrtle Sheldon, '91. 

EPSILON — Cornelia R. Keep, '95 ; Mary Alice Mann, 
'96; Lonanna Mae Hardwick, '97; Nellie Burton, '97; Ger- 
trude Mae Kenzie (pledged), '95; Ellen Beach Yaw (Hon- 
orary). 

ZETA — Olga Brandenbourg, '98; Eva Keys, '03; Ida 
C. Wilson, '03; Alice Reed (pledged), '03; Sarala Thomp- 
son (Associate) ; Mrs. Clara Tourjee Nelson (Associate) ; 
Mrs. Pauline Woltman Brandt (Associate) ; Mrs. Mary 
Aryes Flanders (Associate) ; Mabel A. Stanaway. 

THETA— Helen Sturm, '01; Adde Aus Der Ohe 
(Honorary). 

Members who could not be reached by these addresses : 

ALPHA — Dema Martin (pledged), Newlin, Ind.; 
Mrs. Alice Wentworth McGregor (Associate), Providence, 
R. L; Emma Romney, Haywood (pledged); Mrs. Olive 
Spence Sype, 328 N. Main St., Rockford, 111.; Pearl Waugh, 
Tipton, 111.; Juliet Finch, Logansport, Ind.; Mrs. Katherine 
Branton Harris, Toledo, O. ; Emma Hester (pledged), 
Terre Haute, Ind. ; Anna Vae Sterrit, Los Angeles, Cal. 

BETA — Mrs. Florence Reynolds Defendorf, Dowagiac, 
Mich.; Jeanette Freeman (pledged), Manistee, Mich.; 
Mrs. Flora Adgate Hall, Ionia, Mich.; Mrs. Dorothy Mc- 
Llellan Laughlin, 2 Larson Flat, Galesburg, 111.; Mrs. Geo. 
Maher (Delia Morgan), Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Glenna 
Schantz Mills, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Sadie Osborne 
(pledged). South Bend, Ind.; Belle Merrill Smith, Grand 
Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Bessie Tefft Smith, Detroit, Mich.; 
Mrs. Minnie Lewis Spence, Oberlin, O. 

DELTA — Lydia Davenport, Cleveland, O. ; Sarah 
Francis Evans, New York, N. Y. ; Mrs. Elsie Kiefer Farber, 
Bellou, Pa. ; Ada Leona Lenhardt, Jersey City, N. J. ; Mrs. 



128 THE LYRE 

Theo. White Lillard, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Mrs. Robert Mc- 
Gill (Jene A. Robson), Lake View CaL; Mrs. Ed. Penz 
(Edith Moore), Canton, O.; Mrs. Herbert Taylor (Alta 
Moyer), New York, N. Y.; Mrs. Archibald Troin (Rebie 
Flood), New York, N. Y.; Mrs. Esther Rich Wianans, 
Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Frank Faas (Ethelwyn Porter), Pitts- 
burg, Pa. 

THETA — ^Josephine Blanchard, Buffalo, N. Y. ; Louise 
Bradley, Milwaukee, Wis.; Vera M. Burkart, Buffalo, N. 
Y.; Mrs. Dwight Cheever (Arline Valette), Chicago, 111.; 
Claudine Donville, Milwaukee, Wis.; Maudelle M. Ger- 
monde, Cleveland, O. ; Charlotte E. Zeitz, Minneapolis, 
Minn. ; Mrs. Mary Tinker Bovee, New York, N. Y. 

ZETA— Blanche L. Best, Valley Falls, Ark.; Marga- 
ret Wilson, Pittsburg, Pa. 

KAPPA — Miss Sarah Dixon, Waukesha, Wis. 

EPSILON — Lulu C. Johns, 2637 Francis St., Los An- 
geles, Cal. 



REPORTS FOR EXAMINATIONS FOR 1906 



Alpha, 94. 
Beta, 97. 
Gamma, 90. 
Delta, 95. 
Epsilon, 90. 
Zeta, 98. 
Theta, 97. 
Iota, 89. 
Kappa, 94. 



OFALPHACHI OMEGA 129 



fibitotiald 



Remember the convention in October. 



We are very sorry that this issue must go to press with- 
out having heard from Theta. We hope that each chapter 
will respond readily with material for the October num- 
ber, which is to be our Birthday Number. 

The Editor wishes to call especial attention to the notice 
in this issue by Mabel Liller, Grand Historian. If the girls 
will respond readily to her request concerning names and 
addresses of old Alpha Chis it will help greatly in securing 
a complete chapter roll, which will be published in the Octo- 
ber Historical number. 



During the house-parties and many gatherings of Alpha 
Chis, which will occur during the vacation months, do not 
forget to speak a word for the Lyre. Send new subscriptions 
any time to Jennie McHatton, 1629 Broadway, Indianapolis. 

This is the season of farewells. It seems hardly possible 
that another college year has passed into history, and that 
again it is time to say good-bye to those whom we have 
learned to know and love so well — ^but a few short months 
and most of you will return to your work and with you a 
number of new girls, some of whom shall wear the Lyre. 
Keep watch during the summer in order that you may be 
able to choose wisely when the time comes and thus add to 
the strength as well as to the number of Alpha Chi Omega. 
To the chapters we extend our sincere thanks for their loyal 
support during the past year and wish for each of them a 
most pleasant vacation time. 



130 THE LYRE 



Chapter Xettets 



ALPHA 

Many things have been happening at Alpha since the 
last publication of the Lyre. Everything is in a whirl. We 
are in the midst of Recitals, Term Examinations and ap- 
proaching Commencement. 

We have seven girls who will give recitals within the next 
four weeks — Senior Piano Recital, by Shellie Smith; Jun- 
ior Piano Recitals, by Maud Mesem, Fay Newlin, Marie 
Wood ; two Junior Voice Recitals, by Pearl Fuller and Ethel 
Starr. 

We pledged diree new girls this term — ^Ava Guild, Lllla 
Vermilya and Alta Miller, two of whom we initiated. 

Six of our Juniors have been honored lately by being 
taken into the Sigma Pi Eta Sorority, which is an Inter- 
Sorority Senior organization here. We were glad that Alpha 
Chi took the lead in numbers as she had more Juniors eleg- 
ible to this organization than any odier Sorority here. 

Veva Cooper, one of our girls, who graduates from the 
College of Liberal Arts this spring, has lately been made a 
member of the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity. We are proud 
that one of our girls has achieved this honor and graduates 
with such high scholarship. 

Our Alumnae, of Indianapolis, made us a visit and at- 
tended our fraternity meeting May 19. Mrs. Tennant, our 
Grand Vice-President and Inspector, was also with us and 
gave us a very interesting talk at our meeting and told us of 
the welfare of our sister chapters, which she had recently 
visited. 

We had a very delightful time and our Alumnae left 
well pleased with the prosperity and happiness of Alpha 



OFALPHACHI OMEGA 131 

chapter. One of our visitors was a Beta girl, Miss Ferine, 
who is now teaching in Indianapolis. We are always glad 
to become acquainted with our sisters of other chapters. 

The Mu Phi Epsilon Sorority has recently placed a 
chapter here, taking in the girls of the local musical sorority, 
Phi Mu Epsilon. 

It has always been customary for the new girls to take 
the old girls on a drive or place some new piece of furniture 
in the Chapter House. This year the girls presented the 
Sorority with a handsome leather and mahogany divan. 
This was a great surprise to us and we appreciate the spirit 
and enthusiasm of our freshmen. 

Saturday night, May 12, the Sorority took a drive to Mt. 
Meridian, a Half Way House, about eight miles from 
Greencastle. Mrs. Anne Allen Smith, one of our Alumnae 
in Urbe, chaperoned the crowd. We had a delightful drive 
and a fine country supper, which we surely appreciated after 
eating **Dorm. Grub" all year. 

Our annual spring party is to be June 6 and we are ex- 
pecting a good many visitors. We hope to make this party 
a grand success. We want to hold up the standard which the 
Alpha Chis have at De Pauw, of giving the swellest and 
grandest party of all the year. 

The Recitals and Examinations will soon be over and we 
will then be free to enjoy Commencement Week which begins 
the ninth of June. 

We are expecting to have much company and, no doubt, 
we will enjoy our last days together to the uttermost. Alpha 
Chapter has had a very prosperous year and after our sum- 
mer's vacation we expect to come back to old De Pauw ready 
to take the lead in scholarship as well as in social circles. 
We send greetings and best wishes to our sister chapters, and 



132 T H E L Y R E 

truly hope that this past year has been as prosperous and 
happy for you as it has been for Alpha. 

We close this last letter of this school year by giving 
nine rahs for Alpha Chi Omega. 



BETA 

Beta girls are still feeling the inspiration of Mrs. Tcn- 
nant's presence. Once a year would not be too often for 
such a visit as hers. We were especially glad to hear her talk 
familiarly of our sisters in odier colleges. 

March lo, the chapter gave a home-like, three-course 
dinner in the lodge to the boys. In one comer of each place- 
card was a tiny picture of our fraternity house. 

Albion has always been proud of her record in debate, 
and this year she justified her pride by her victories, March 
ID, over Earlham College, and April 13, over Illinois Wcs- 
leyan. 

Through die activity of our president. Dr. Dickie, the 
college will receive ^n addition of twenty thousand dollars 
from Andrew Carnegie, to the endowment fund. We are 
all much interested in the remodeling and enlarging of "Old 
Central," the future Robinson Hall. 

April 30, to meet Mrs. Tennant, Beta gave a reception 
to all sorority girls of the city and college. Supper was given 
in the lodge, April 28, in honor of Ruth Griffin Cogshall, 
May I, in honor of Mrs. Tennant, and May 18, in honor of 
Carol Newark and Florence Howey Sims. 

During the third week of April, Mrs. Belle Fiske Leon- 
ard, who was so active in making a reality Beta's dream of a 
fraternity house, in a series of afternoon functions, opened 
her beautiful new brick home. 

Delta Gamma has been refurnishing and re-decorating 



OFALPHACHI OMEGA 133 

her house and May 12 the chapter gave a reception to all the 
girls of the college. Zeta Chapter may well be proud of her 
house. Alpha Chi Omega presented the girls widi a recep- 
tion chair. 

The Choral Union, under Dr. Chace's direction, will 
soon give "Elijah," Kadiryn Granger, *o6, will sing the con- 
tralto solos. In the spring recitals six of our girls take part. 
Among the Junior recitals are those of Madge Nichols, 
piano, May Howey, cello and Jessie Blanchard, voice; 
Among the Senior recitals, those of Lulu Babcock, piano, 
Mildred Sherk, organ and Kathryn Granger, voice. 

Beta has been paying special attention to her literary and 
musical programs in her frat. meetings, and the farce 
"Christmas Chimes," given recently was very amusing and 
showed unsuspected histrionic ability. 

On the evening of May 25, at die Leisure Hour Club 
House, occurred Beta's annual banquet. The guests of honor 
were the Senior Professors, Dr. Fall and Mrs. Fall. The 
scarlet and olive in the menu and decorations was very 
eflFectivc. 

TOASTS 

Toastmistress Miss Kate L. Calkins 

Welcome Miss Daisie B. Newcomer 

"Welcome ever smiles, and farewell goes out sighing.'' 
Idle Dreams Mr. Roy Bolen 

"Friday night's dreams on Saturday told, 

Are sure to come true — be they ever so old." 
Vocal Solo, "Bright Star of Love" V. Robandi 

Miss Kathryn Granger. 
The Riddle Mr. Howard W. Squire 

"Riddles, bless you, I have none to give, sir." 



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Moonlight Witchery Mr. Richard E. Black 

"What beck'ning ghost along the moonlight shade 
Invite my steps and points to yonder glade?" 

A Chi, Yesterday, To-day and Forever 

Miss Nella B. Ramsdell 

"Can college days e'er be forgotten; 
Or love for Alpha Chi ?" 

As We See Them Dr. Delos Fall 

"People arc not always as they seem; 
First appearances deceive many." 

Alpha Chi Stein Song Beta Chapter 



GAMMA 

Just a few more of these beautiful spring days and an- 
other happy year will have passed so swiftly that we can 
hardly realize that these are the last days many of us will 
spend in dear old Evanston for many a long month. 

We are happy to introduce to all our sisters our new sis- 
ter, Blanche Jones, whom we initiated in April. 

Mabel Barlow has returned to visit Gamma girls for the 
rest of the year. 

Anna Suylandt graduated from Annock School of Ora- 
tory June 2. She appeared in recital may eighteenth with 
credit to herself and her Alpha Chi sisters. 

Mrs. Mable Dunn Madison entertained Gamma girls at 
the pleasant home of her mother, Mrs. R. G. Dunn, on Chi- 
cago avenue the afternoon of May the eighteenth. It was 
one of the many good times we have "when Alpha CJiis get 
together." 

Miss Lueretia Drown, Beta, who was visiting in Rogers 
Park recently, came up to visit Gamma girls and attend frat 
meeting with us. 



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The sorority race, which has come to be an annual event 
at Northwestern, was held with die interscholastic meet on 
May 25. First place in the race this year was won for Pi 
Beta Phi. 

At the April luncheon in Chicago we girls had the pleas- 
ure of intertaining the Grand President, Miss Calkins, Beta, 
and die Grand Historian, Miss Siller, from our own chap- 
ter. It was one of our most successful meetings and I doubt 
that diere was one sister present who did not go away cherish- 
ing a resolution to make Alpha Chi Omega more highly hon- 
ored each day. 

On the fourteenth of June the last of final "exes" will be 
finished and on the night of the fifteenth Alpha Chi Omega 
gives the farewell formal party of the year to be held at 
Ravinia Casino. I am certain that the Alpha Chi's reputation 
as right royal hostesses will not be lessened by this event, as 
all preparations are being made for the "grandest time you 
ever had." 

Miss Laura Howe visited Gamma and her alumnae dur- 
ing Grand Opera season. 

Marie White Longman has been engaged to sing at the 
First Mediodist Church, Evanston, for the ensuing year. 

Viola Paulus has accepted a position as contralto for the 
following year at the First Congregational Church, Evans- 
ton. 

Bertha McCord spent Easter with Mrs. Elizabeth Pat- 
ton Prindle, Delta, in Batavia, 111. 

Mrs. Myrta McKean Dennis, of the senior class in the 
School of Music, gave a piano recital in April. She was as- 
sited by Ralph B. Dennis, reader of the faculty of the An- 
nock School of Oratory. 

Mary Marshall, pianist, and Julia Marshall, violinist, 
bodi of the senior class, appeared in recital in May. 



136 T H E L Y R E 

At the Women's Club rooms in Evanston Wednesday, 
May twenty-third, the almunae of Gamma gave an **At 
Home" for the active Gamma girls. The afternoon was 
delightfully spent at cards and in renewing former acquaint- 
ances. In the evening a sumptuous banquet was served to all 
active and alumnae members of Alpha Chi who were pres- 
ent. This assembly was the occasion of the formal establish- 
ment of the alumnae chapter, for which during the last year 
the alumnae in and about Chicago have been seeking to get 
a charter. The charter has been granted and the chapter will 
be known as the Alpha Alpha Alumnae Chapter of Alpha 
Chi Omega, located at Chicago, Illinois. 

Gamma girls wish each and every one of their sisters a 
happy vacation. 

DELTA 

A new Preparatory Delta building was opened on the 
north campus on Wednesday morning, April the eleventh. 
The first formal chapel service was held on Thursday morn- 
ing. 

This building, which has been in the course of erection 
during the last summer, was made possible through the gen- 
erosity of Mr. Andrew Carnegie. 

It is built of gray brick and terra cotta in English school 
style. It contains, besides an office, seven large recitation 
rooms, halls, cloak rooms, chemical laboratory, chapel and 
literary society rooms. With this new building entirely fitted 
for the work of the preparatory school, the institution cannot 
fail to prosper. 

The faculty now consists of a very capable corps of 
teachers, with Mr. Fred S. Breed as principal. Doubtless the 
little academy has a bright future before it. 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEQA . 137 

On May** fourteenth a meeting was held in the Oratory 
for the purpose of organizing a Minister's Club. Arrange- 
ments were made for regular monthly meetings at which 
capable addresses are to be made on theological subjects. 

On April twenty-fourth Ford Memorial chapel was 
crowded to the limit, the occasion being an address by Dr. 
M. C. B. Mason, the eloquent negro orator, of Cincinnati, 
on the solution of the negro problem. It was an eloquent 
and inspiring address. 

On Monday, May seventh, the music lovers of Mead- 
ville had one of their greatest treats, in the form of a con- 
cert given by Mme. Nordica, assisted by Angelo Patricolo, 
solo pianist, and by Mr. Romayne Summons, accompanist. 
The concert was given under the auspices of the Pennsylvania 
College of Music. Mme. Nordica's wonderful voice was in 
excellent condition and held all entranced by its wonderful 
flowing melody. Patricola, who is not a stranger to the 
Meadville audience, played in his usual brilliant manner. 

Our Pan-Heavenly Banquet was held May the eighth at 
the Saegertown Inn. There were sixty-one present. The 
decorations were the Alpha Chi carnation and smilax. Great 
v.ases of carnations were set at intervals down the long table, 
around each being a circle of smilax and carnations. 

As a result of a visit by Rev. Wilbur C. Sneares, '93, 
who is home on a furlough from Korea, where he is presid- 
ing elder of the Southern District of Korea, a missionary 
fund of seven hundred and fifty dollars was raised to support 
a helper for him in the foreign field. All were charmed by 
his eloquent addresses and his very enthusiastic manner. 



138 T H E L Y R E 

EPSILON 

It is hard to realize that we arc at the close of another 
school year. These last few weeks will be strenuous ones 
with examinations, recitals and preparations for commence- 
ment. The Seniors now demand the greatest attention and 
caps and gowns have been in evidence for some time. 

The first graduating recital in piano was given May 
thirteenth, by Miss Hill. One of our own girls, Ema Reese, 
will give her program the eighteenth. We are confident of 
her success and wish more Alpha Chis might hear her. 

The San Francisco disaster aroused such a feeling of 
sympathy and interest in the hearts of all that studies were 
dropped for several days while the students devoted the 
time in aiding the relief committee. The gymnasium was 
given up for this use and boys worked faithfully collecting 
and boxing supplies while the girls sorted, packed and marked 
them for shipping. 

All Sororities of the school, both national and local had 
been asked by the faculty to combine and arrange something 
informal for the entertainment of students and friends. A 
circus was planned with side shows in the gymnasium. The 
basket ball court with bleachers was just the place for the 
acrobats, performing animals and all such features provided 
by professors and students. The night was perfect and lan- 
terns had been hung from the branches of the trees about the 
court making a pretty effect. Perhaps nothing was better 
appreciated than the "chariot race, entered by two "Profs." 
gowned in ancient Roman garb each driving two white ducks. 
Girls from our sorority constituted the band and as the affair 
had been planned for the week following the earthquake it 
was made a benefit and $50.00 raised, which helped swell the 
college fund to $1,000 for the sufferers. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 139 

We greatly regret having missed Grand Opera and sin- 
cerely hope this year's experience will not deprive us of the 
same another winter. 

We have heard Kubelick, Reisenaner, Pugno and others 
in concert this season and local managers have signed with 
other artists for the coming fall. 

The first function after our last letter was the Valentine 
party, given by Maud Hawley and Essie Neff. The night 
was stormy but we did not allow that to keep us away and 
spent a delightful evening. 

Our open meetings the first Tuesday in each month have 
proven especially pleasing. In March the girls were enter- 
tained at the home of Myrtle McArthur. The house was so 
prettily decorated. Carnantions and asparagus fern were 
used with baskets of the same tied with fluffy bows of scarlet 
and green tulle. An excellent program of Schubert composi- 
tions was rendered with sketches of the composer's life and 
characteristics. 

March 27 we initiated three girls, Louise White, Kathar- 
ine Saunders and Blanche Gregg. After the ceremony we 
had a jolly chafing dish supper. 

Twenty-four Alpha Chi girls attended our banquet, 
which was given at the Lankershine Hotel, March 29. 
Toasts were given and interesting points told by the visiting 
girls. 

Essie Neff was called home suddenly, but we hope to 
have her with us again next year. 

Mrs. Van Cleve entertained the sorority May eighth. A 
musical game was the feature of the evening and the program 
by way of diversion, miscellaneous, after which dainty re- 
freshments were served. 

Ellen Beach Yow is in the city at present, and we are de- 



140 THE LYRE 

lighted as you will remember, she is an honary member of 
our chapter. 

Summer school will open the last week in June, continu- 
ing for six weeks. The girls are even now planning their 
vacation trips and soon university will seem deserted. 

The year has been such a successful one and our chapter 
has grown in strength as well as numbers. We are glad to 
present our pledge, Susie Schenk, who posses a voice of unu- 
sual quality. 

Epsilon extends wishes for a pleasant vacation to every 
Alpha Chi. 

Elmina Lank, Alpha, who has been in California during 
the winter, experienced the earthquake in San Francisco. 

ZETA 

Zeta was never in a more flourishing condition than at 
present, with our fine, full chapter of happy enthusiastic girls, 
all strongly imbued with the Alpha Chi spirit of love and 
loyalty and good cheer. 

Since our last letter we have five new sisters to introduce 
to you, Hilda Swarty, of Albany, N. Y. ; Florence Larrabee, 
of Petersburg, Va. ; Edith Bly, of New Albany, Ind. ; Rachel 
Osgood, of Ayres, Mass., and Ida Kirkpatrick, of McComb, 
Miss. 

We have given several affairs this spring, the most im- 
portant being the annual Musicale in Jordan Hall, March 
nineteenth, which was a great success in every way, despite 
the fact that the worst snow blizzard of the season was rag- 
ing outside. The following program was rendered : 

Pianoforte, Impromtu in F Chopin 

Pianoforte, Gnomenreigen Liszi 

Elizabeth Kirkpatrick. 



OFALPHACHI OMEQA 141 

Song, "The Night has a Thousand Eyes" Gerrit Smith 

Song, "You and I" Liza Lehmann 

Song, "The Sweet 'o the Year" C. ffilleby 

Caroline Edmond. 

Pianoforte, Etude C Minor Chopin 

Pianoforte, Scherzino from Faschingsshwank Schumann 

Evangeline Bridge. 
Violin, First Moment of Concerto in E Minor, Mendelssohn 

Blanche Crafts. 

Pianoforte, Prelude in B Major Chopin 

Pianoforte, Etude in F Minor Liszt 

Caroline Schmidt. 

Song, "Morning Hynm" Henschel 

Song, "Wiegenlied" Brahms 

Song, "Chanson Provencale" Dell Aqua 

Gertrude Damon. 

Pianoforte, "Valse Romance" C. Baermann 

Pianoforte, "Ballade in A6V Chopin 

Winifred Byrd. 

Song, "Saphische Ode" Brahms 

Song, "Meine Liebe ist Grun" 

Song, "Pm Herbst" Franz 

Mabel Stanaway. 

Pianoforte, "Intermezzo" Brahms 

Pianoforte, "Valse Caprice" Strauss-Tansig 

Louise Daniel. 
Mrs. Charles A. White accompanying. 
After the program the guests were invited up stairs where 
dainty refreshments were served. The Fraternity Room, 
Mr. Chadwick's studio and the wide corridor had been trans- 
formed into fairyland by the daft fingers of the decorating 
committee, and here a social hour was enjoyed by all. 



142 T H E L Y R E 

Stella McFarlane Dunkle was present and assisted in re- 
ceiving. We were so glad to have her with us, and wish wc 
might see more of our alumnae members. We arc hoping 
for a large representation from the alumnae at our annual 
luncheon, to be given at the Vendome this month. 

On May third we gave a dance in Gardiner Hall, and 
everybody had a thoroughly good time. Bymie Handy, who 
is up from Louisiana on a visit, was present; and also 
Henrietta Silliman, an Iota girl, who is taking the course at 
Wellesley. We greatly enjoyed meeting her and hope to sec 
her often. 

Hilda Swartz ( one of our girls, when in New York re- 
cently, met our honorary member from California, Ellen 
Beach Yaw. Miss Yaw has been doing a great deal of con- 
cert work this winter. 

Edith Ely and Louise Daniel have both given very in- 
teresting piano recitals this spring. Miss Bly*s took place 
March thirty-first at the conservatory, and Miss DanieFs 
was given on the afternoon of May first in the ball room of 
the Hotel Tuilleries. Zeta girls acted as ushers, and the 
chapter was out in force. 

We are planning for a basket picnic in the woods in 
June, and think it will be even jollier than the indoor spreads 
of the winter. 

Only a few weeks more we can have together and then 
will come the scattering in all directions. And some of us 
are not to return next year. But always the memory of the 
sweet associations and loving ties formed in our sacred bond 
will be with us, and will help us ever to stronger and truer 
womanhood. 

Love and greeting to all our sisters and a happy sum- 
mer to you all. 



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IOTA 

Spring has come again and with it many entertainments, 
parties, concerts and — "exams." But never mind the 
"exams," we all hope to get through them safely. The 
month of May at Illinois is, I believe, one of the gayest of the 
year. Let me tell you some of the many pleasure we are 
enjoying. 

In the first place the baseball games follow each other in 
rapid succession and are very exciting to say the least. Then 
tennis and all the other athletic events are now in season. 

The annual May festival was a treat to us all. The first 
program was held on Friday evening and the "Swan and 
Skylark" was given. Saturday morning there was a matinee 
and Saturday evening we heard Haydn Masterpiece, "The 
Creation." There was a very large audience each time and 
every one seemed to enjoy himself. We were particularly 
interested in the Festival this year, because Mrs. Longman, 
the contralto soloist, an Alpha Chi from Albion, was here. 
We were all very glad to meet her. The other soloists were, 
Mr. Martin, New York, bass; Mr. Strong, New York, tenor 
and Mrs. Zimmerman, Worcester, soprano. 

The May Pole Dance is also an annual event here and 
occurs this year the seventeenth. There are to be many new 
features introduced this year which will make it prettier than 
ever. 

We no sooner finish this event than another is right upon 
us, for Friday people begin to come from all over the state 
to attend the interscholastic meet on Saturday. The meet 
occurs in the morning, the Chicago game in the afternoon 
and the interscholastic dance and indoor circus in the even- 
ing. 

Our spring dance comes this year the twenty-fifth, and we 
are all looking forward to it with a great deal of pleasure. 



144 T H E L Y R E 

If you happen to be down by the Alpha Chi house about 
six o'clock these evenings you will almost always see a pro- 
cession of our girls going toward John street. Why? Be- 
cause we are expecting to go into a brand new house in the 
fall and it is now being built. We made all the plans and so 
forth, and are watching it go up with much interest. We 
hope it will be all finished by June so we can send pictures of 
our fine new house. 

We are very glad, indeed, to introduce to all our Alpha 
Chi sisters two fine new pledges, Besse Carpenter, of Ottawa, 
Illinois and Josephine Anderson, of Rossville, Illinois. 

Commencement will soon be here and over and then will 
come the long looked for vacation. Iota sends best wishes 
to all her sisiter chapters for a very happy vacation. 

KAPPA 

Kappa sends greetings to her sister chapters and at the 
same time wishes to introduce two new girls, Helen Jennings 
and Josephine Hayes, both of Madison. 

April twenty-fifth we had the pleasure of a visit from 
Mrs. Tennant. We greatly enjoyed her talks, which were 
very helpful and inspiring. We regretted very much that 
she could not stay any longer, but hope she may be with us 
again soon and give us the pleasure of a longer visit. 

Grace Winden, who had to leave her studies at the Con- 
way Dramatic Art School, in Chicago, called home by the 
serious illness of her mother, has again returned to her work 
there. 

A concert given by the Choral Union and University 
Orchestra, May lo, was a credit to both of these flourishing 
organizations. 

The "May Morning Breakfast" to be given by the uni- 
versity girls under the auspices of the Y. W. C. A., at the 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 145 

Armory May 19, promises to be one of the big things of the 
year. Each sorority will decorate and take charge of one 
table and the girls are expected to sell as many tickets as pos- 
sible. Breakfast will be served from 7 till 10 a. m., at 35 
cents per plate. Attractive posters, designed and drawn by 
the girls, are posted everywhere and from present indications 
the "Breakfast" promises to be a grand success. The pro- 
ceeds will go toward sending girls to the Y. W. C. A. con- 
ference at Winona Lake, Indiana. 

A very good thing lately organized here at the Uni- 
versity is the "Music Study Club." It meets every two weeks 
and membership is open to all students in the University who 
are interested in music. Papers are read on current musical 
events, talks are given on the prominent musicians and com- 
posers and some of their music played by members of the 
club. So far a great deal of interest has been shown by the 
students and you may be sure the girls of Alpha Chi are 
not lacking in this respect. The meeting May sixteenth will 
be devoted to chamber music, a paper being given by Prof. 
Parker. Mr. Bredin, teacher of social and pipe organ here, 
will assist with a vocal solo. Among the other numbers will 
be a trio, a string quartet, a violin duet and a selection by the 
university orchestra. 

As Madison is so pleasantly situated between two beau- 
tiful lakes it is a most charming place in summer and has 
many delightful places to go to on picnic excursions. Hazel 
and Alice Alford have invited all of us girls to spend a day 
at their cottage across the lake early in June. A similiar in- 
vitation from Sarah Morgan has also been gladly accepted. 
May eighteenth Mac Theobald will entertain the girls at her 
home here in Madison. 

Kappa sends greetings and wishes of a pleasant and 
happy vacation to all Alpha Chis. 



146 T H E L Y R E 



Blumnae Xetter Hlpba Elpba 



The Chicago Alumnae of Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha 
Alpha Chapter was formally organized at Evaston May 23, 
1906. A business meeting was held at which the officers 
were elected and the charter was signed. The officers elected 
were as follows : 

President, Mabel H. Siller, Gamma. 

Vice-President, Mrs. Lucie McMaster Niles, Beta. 

Corresponding Secretary, Marjorie Grafius, Iota. 

Recording Secretary, Gertrude Ogden, Delta. 

Treasurer, Mrs. Florence Childs Wooley, Gamma. 

Lyre Correspondent, Mrs. Ora Bond Bumam, Theta. 

Preceding the meeting Gamma Alumnae entertained the 
active Gamma girls and also all alumnae at cards. 

At seven-thirty, thirty-four Alpha Chis sat down to an 
informal banquet. The long table was decorated with red 
carnations and smilax. Scarlet and olive green predominated 
throughout each course. Alpha Chi songs were sung and 
the following toasts given with Miss Ida Pratt, Gamma, act- 
ing as toastmaster: 

Alpha, Mrs. Roy Colwell. 

Beta, Mrs. Will Niles, 

Gamma, Ethel Kuhn. 

Delta, Gertrude Ogden. 

Theta, Mrs. Clarence Burnam. 

Miss Tina Mae Haines, Gamma Associate, gave a short 
but most interesting talk on a few reasons why girls should 
study abroad. 

The next meeting of the alumnae chapter will be held 
in the fall after the summer vacations are over. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 147 



Hlumnae Botes 



BIRTHS 

To Mrs. Zerald Trax Ensign, Delta, of Warren, Pa., a 
daughter, Jauet Easton Ensign. 

To Mrs. Geo. Reade, Epsilon, of Los Angeles, Cal., a 
daughter. 

To Mrs. Mayme Goodnough Brady, Delta, Solri, Ohio, 
a daughter, Louise Bell Brady. 

To Mrs. Frank Long, Delta, at Greenville, Pa., a son. 



ENGAGEMENTS 

Mary Busey, Iota, and Lee Jutton expect to be married 
the twenty-third of May in Urbana. 

Evans-Fryette. In June Leora Frayette, Kappa, will be 
married to Mr. R. Evans, of Seattle, Washington. 



MARRIAGES 

Nelson-Rothgeb. — Kathryn Nelson, Iota, and C. J. 
Rothgcb were married at the home of the bride in Cham- 
paign, 111., some time in April. They are now living in Indi- 
anapolis. 

Rainier 'Gwinn. — Lusie Rainier, Alpha, '02, was mar- 
ried April twenty-fifth at her home in La Fayette to Dr. 
Gwinn, of Rensselaer. 

Richards-Davis. — Elizabeth Davis, Kappa, was married 
to Mr. D. R* Richards, Kappa Alpha, at her home in Mor- 
gantown, W. Va*, May second, nineteen hundred six. 



148 T H E L Y R E 

Johnson-fFeaver. — Mabelle Johnson, Alpha, *02, was 
married to Mr. Clarence Weaver, Delta Kappa Epsilon, at 
her home in Carthage, Ind., on April the fifth. They are 
now living at 2103 Park avenue, Indianapolis, Ind. 

YoungsonSmith. — Elizabeth C. Youngson, Delta, was 
married in January to Mr. Thomas C. Smith, of Franklin, 
Pa. They are now living in Franklin. 

Porter-Nicely. — Myrtle Porter, Alpha, was married to 
Mr. Nicely, Sigma Mu, at her home in Jamestown, Ind. 



personals 



Lina Baum, Beta, *oo, has returned to Albion after 
spending the winter in Florida. 

Mrs. Maurice Miller nee Carrie Holbrook, has returned 
to Evaston from her wedding trip to Japan. 

Mrs. Flora Eastman Robinson, Delta, of Kane, Pa., 
visited her mother, Mrs. Martha Eastman, at Meadeville, 
Pennsylvania. 

Miss Lelia Weilepp, Miss Ola Wyeth and Miss Flora 
Carr, all of Iota, attended the Alpha Chi luncheon in Chi- 
cago the first week in April. 

Sarah Delano Morton, Zeta, was the accompanist for 
the gifted baritone, Emilio De Gogorya, at a private musical 
recently at Fenway Court, Mrs. Jack Gardiner's Italian pal- 
ace. Miss Morton expects to go abroad in the fall to study 
with Harold Baur. 

Miss Wilhelmina Lank, Alpha class of *oo of the Sdiool 
of Music and '03 of the College of Liberal Arts, with her 
parents, was in the San Francisco earthquake. They succeed- 
ed in escaping from the city by night fall of that day, and 



OFOMEGAALPHACHI 149 

reached their home here in Greencastle about a month ago. 

Clara Bull Walker, Zeta, sailed for Europe May i8, to 
resume her vocal studies in Paris. She was accompanied by 
her infant daughter. 

Flora Barrow, Epsilon, entertained her sorority sisters 
the first Tuesday in April. The program was especially 
good, after which we entered in a gussing contest. Pretty 
prizes were awarded and dainty refreshments served. 

The annual conmencemcnt concert at Los Angeles will 
be given June 19. Commencement exercises and conferring 
of diplomas will occur June 21, both at Simpson Auditorium. 
June 22 is the date for the Alumni reunion and banquet. 

Miss Arline Laue and Miss Alice MacDowell, Delta, 
took part in the musical comedy, "The Worsted Man," by 
John Kendricks Bangs, which was given at the Unitarian 
Parish House, Meadville, Pa., for the benefit of the San 
Francisco sufferers. 

Ruth Griffin Cogshall, Beta, ex *04, visited in Albion 
April 26-30. 

Mabel Siller, Gamma, spent her spring vacation with 
Mrs. Suzanna Porter Nutt, Delta, of Toledo. 

Mable Davidson, Zeta, writes glowing accounts of her 
life in Berlin. She is studying with the American teacher. 
Kirk Towns. 

Mabelle Chester, Iota, is spending a couple of months in 
Washington, D. C, and New York with her brother. 

Carroll E. Newark, Beta, ex '05, visited in Albion May 
11-19. 

Miss Alice MacDowell sang Gounod's **0 Divine Re- 
deemer" accompanied by Lewis L. Lord, cello, at Eversong 
Christ Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon. May thirteenth. 

Mrs. Esther Graniss Schmitt, of Mankato, Minn., has 



150 THELYRE 

been visiting her sister, Mrs. Alice Graniss Botsford, of Los 
Angeles. 

Florence Howey Sims, Beta, ex '05, visited her sister in 
Albion the third week of May. 

Byrnie Handy, Zeta, of Monroe, La., has been visiting 
in Boston for several weeks. 

Lela Barnard, Iota, came down to Champaign from Chi- 
cago to attend the interscholastic events. 

Winifred Van Buskirk and Laura Howe, Zeta, of 
Logansport, Ind., went to Chicago for the Grand Opera sea- 
son. 

Hazel Hearne, Epsilon, has been in Liema, Madre, the 
last month. 

Miss Lydia Davenport, Delta, who moved to Cleveland, 
Ohio, last fall, is coming to town twice a week to continue 
her music under Mrs. Hudson at the Pennsylvania College 
of Music. 

Elsie DeLamarter and Myrtle Hatswell Bowman at- 
tended the banquet given by Beta, May 25. 

Mrs. Mayte Vaughn Moulton, Gamma, of Dedema, S. 
D., spent the winter in San Francisco. 

Miss Bobb, from Alpha, met with us during her stay in 
Los Angeles. 

Iota — Majory Grafius, Mamie Lewis and Gladys Mes- 
sore returned for the Senior Ball. 

Blanche Breckenridge and Clara Fisher spent a week in 
Chicago and saw many of their Alpha Chi sisters. 

Miss Lon Fair and Miss Anna Borland, of Oil City, at- 
tended the Nordica Concert here on Monday, May 7. Both 
girls are from Delta. 

Marion Titus, Gamma, of Grand Forks, has gone to 
Seattle, Wash., to spend the summer with friends. 



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Blanche Breckinridge, Iota, expects to go to Springfield, 
Ohio, the first week in June to be bridesmaid for one of her 
friends. 

Miss Sadie Van Buskirk, Alpha, attended a House Party 
at Purdue the first of May. 

Mrs. Blodgett Hay, Delta, of Youngsville, attended the 
Nordica Concert on May 7, at Meadeville, Pa. 

Mrs. Edna Stanton Trumbull, Gamma, of Mariette, 
Wis., visited Mrs. George Wooley, of Evaston, Illinois. 

Miss Ethel Starr, Alpha, has returned from a visit with 
Alpha Chi sisiters at Champaign, 111., where she attended a 
house party. 

Miss Katherine Elfers and Lydia Beeler, Alpha, attend- 
ed a house party at Indiana University the first week in May. 

Mildred Rutledge, Alpha, who has successfully conduct- 
ed a private class in music in Greencastle, and has made a 
specialty of Illustrated Music Building and Kindergarten 
work, has recently been elected a member of the faculty of 
De Pauw School of Music. 

Elizabeth Lockridge, Alpha, has a large music class at 
Russelville, Ind. 




152 T H E L Y R E 

EXCHANGES 

Northwestern University has chosen for its president 
Abraham Harris, of the Jacob Tome Institute. 

Delta Upsilon installed a chapter at the University of 
Illinois, December 21. 

Alpha Xi Delta announces the installation of a chapter 
at the University of Illinois on December 5. 

The nineteenth biennial convention of Pi Beta Phi will 
be held in Indianapolis, June 26-30. 

The alumnae of Kappa number thirty-eight hundred. 
Of this number fully one-fourth is organized in twenty- 
eight alumnae associations. 

The faculty of Dartmouth restrict the number of men 
living in a fraternity house to ten. Four fraternities have 
houses. — Caduceus. 

The moral effect of enthusiastic alumni organizations 
upon the outside world cannot fail to be great. Without 
alumni chapters and interest fraternities are naturally looked 
upon by the uninitiated as ephemeral school-boy tocieties. 
Backed by ardent, enthusiastic, organized alumni, they are 
recognized as a power in the world and as having a reason, 
and a sensible reason, for their existence. — Kappa Alpha 
Journal. 

What are the duties of an associate editor? Are they per- 
formed when the subscriptions, advertisements, letters and 
articles are sent In ? Yes, just as much as one's duty to the 
fraternity is performed when one has paid her initiation fee 
and annual dues. If a fraternity journal is to be really good 
it must receive the support of a majority of the chapters. 
This does not mean grudgingly meeting the constitutional 
requirements after repeated warnings have been received. 
It means doing anything and everything for the improve- 



OFOMEQAALPHACHI 158 

mcnt of Anchora^— arousing alumnae interest, keeping the 
editor informed about everything of general interest that 
happens in college, and sending in the best articles the chap- 
ter can produce. But the whole of this responsibility should 
not rest on the associate editor. If she is very enthusiastic 
she can conceal to some extent the lack of enthusiasm on 
rhe part of her chapter, still, in the end, she is as powerless 
as the unsupported president. If the spirit of the chapter is 
loyal to Anchora the Editor will perform her duty, in the 
highest sense. — The Anchora. 



The Lyre gratefully acknowledges the following publi- 
cations from other fraternities : 

February — Delta Kappa Epsilon, Quarterly. 

March — ^The Rainbow, of Delta Tau Delta, Kappa 
Alpha Theta, The Crescent of Gamma Phi Beta. 

April — ^The Anchora, of Delta Gamma, The Phi 
Gamma Delta, The Shield, of Phi Kappa Psi. 

May — ^The Alpha Phi Quarterly, Kappa Alpha Theta, 
The Record of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 




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THE LYRE 



OF: 



Alpha Chi Omega 

A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE 



Vol. IX October, 1906 No. 5 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF 

Alpha Chi Omega Sorority 



PUBLtSHBD BY 

THE SORORITY 



Elma Patton Wadb, Editor 

2236 Ashland Avenue 

Indianapolis, Indiana 



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CONTENTS 



THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 153 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 154 

CONVENTION 165 

CHAPTER HISTORIES- 
ALPHA 157 

BETA 158 

GAMMA 160 

EPSILON 162 

ZETA 164 

THETA 166 

IOTA 166 

KAPPA 169 

ALPHA ALPHA 170 

BETA BETA 172 

EDITORIALS 173 

COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP 174 



The Lyre will appear regularly the first of December^ 
March, June and October. All matter for publication 
should be in the hands of the editor the fifteenth of the 
month preceding the month of publication. 

Subscription price per year, $i.oo, payable in advance. 
Per Copy, 25 cents. 

For advertising rates address the editor. 

Entered as second-class matter at the Post Offic at Indi- 
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THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 



EDITOR: 
Mrs. Elma Patton Wade, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 

ASSISTANT EDITOR: 
Jennie McHatton, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS: 

Alpha — Sadie Macklan 408 Elm Street, Oreencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Blanche W. Ballamy.. .409 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Esther C. Hinman Willard Hall, Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Vera Bash Hulings Hall, Meadvllle, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — Carrie Trowbridge. .College of Music, Los Angeles, California 
Zeta — Oertrude Damon.. 144 Hemenway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — ^Eleanor Goeschel 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota— Gladys Breckenridge. .1005 W. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois 
Kappa— Anna Rueth Chadbourne Hall, Madison, Wisconsin 



ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 

FOUNDED 1885 



GRAND COUNCIL: 

President — Kate L. Calkins. . .316 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Vlce-Presldent-Inspector — ^Mrs. Richard Tennant 

824 South Fifth Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 

Secretary — Marcia C. Clarke, 802 University Ave., Ann Arbor Michigan 

Treasurer — Laura A. Howe 912 North Street, Logansport, Indiana 

Historian— Mabel H. Siller 716 Clark Street, Evanaton, IllinoiB 

Editor of Lyre— Mrs. Will H. Wade 

2236 Ashland Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Assisstant Editor — Jennie McHatton Jolien ave., Inrington 



DIRECTORY OP ACTIVE CHAPTERS: 

Alpha — DePauw 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana. 

Beta— Albion College Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Northwestern University Bvanston, niinois 

Delta — ^Allegheny College Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — College of Music, University of Southern California, 

Lob idigeles 

Zeta — New England Conservatory of Music Boston, Maasachaaetts 

Theta — University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 

lota-^University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa — University of Wisconsin Madiaon, Wiaoonain 



CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES: 

Alpha — Pearl Fuller 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta— Cleora Miller 409 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Hedwig Brenneman Willard -Hall, Bvanston, Illinois 

Delta — Alice McDowell North Main Street, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — Maud Howley 711 W. 35th Street, Los Angeles, California 

Zeta — Elizabeth B. Bates. .61 Sparks Street, Cambridge, Maasachoaetts 

Theta — Frances O'Hara 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbnr, Michigan 

Iota— Elsie Bean 507 E. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa— Sarah Morgan 141 Butler Street, Madison, Wisconsin 



ALUMNAE CHAPTERS: 
Chicago. 
Indianapolis. 






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ALPHA CHI OMEGA 

Vol. IX INDIANAPOUS, IND., OCTOBER, 1906 NO. 5 

CONVENTION 



Doubtless, ere this, many, if not all Alpha Chis know of 
the change of plans whereby the convention is to be enier- 
tained by Alpha at Greencastle, Indiana. Is it not fitting 
that Alpha Chi Omegas should meet here and with the par- 
ent chapter in this month which marks the 21st anniversary 
of the fraternity ? To be sure, no bells may be rung, no ban- 
ners unfurled to tell this busy old world that the fifteenth day 
of October brings to its majority an organization dear to a 
thousand young women, but there are a few women who 
well recall that day twenty-one years ago and more than nine 
hundred others who look to those few and to Dean Howe, 
with proud and grateful hearts. 

Would that these thousand pilgrims might all reach the 
present Mecca of wearers of the lyre, Greencastle and conven- 
doiiy have. you ever attended one? If you have and can do 
so again, no need to call you ; but to those who have never 
been so favored by Dame Fortune, extend the news of the 
pleasure, and profit that those three days afford. They are 
the past, present and future, all in one ; old friends and old 
times, new friends, and new plans and new hopes. If you do 
not know what Alpha Chi Omega has been doing since you 
left school, there you may learn, and if you know the history, 
ancient and modem, of the fraternity, there shall you hear 
what may come to pass. And you, actives, do not wait to be 
elected delegate, plan to go any way. Your delegate will 
find times in the session that you may be of service to her 



156 T H E L Y R e 

which will add to your happiness as well as hers and to the 
profit of your chapter. On the other hand, chapters, choose 
your delegates widi care. Don't send the girl who has been 
before because she knows how, take the trouble to instruct 
another who is capable and thus give her the benefit of con- 
vention, and yourselves the benefit of having two such among 
you. 

Familiarize yourselves with the doings of the last conven- 
tions; take a personal interest in matters for discussion; 
know what you think about them. Do you realize that all 
plans and movements have had each its originator? There 
is many a girl who looks upon a thing which is now a part of 
the organization and system of Alpha Chi Omega and feels 
a just pride that she first suggested that and helped to perfect 
that plan. Could you not do likewise? No plan made by 
mortals, so complete but that some loyal and enthusiastic 
thinker may suggest something for its betterment. And what 
a world of things never have been suggested. 

The questions to be discussed and decided need not be 
itemized here for you shall have them soon. You have but 
to read to realize that some are vital. Bring the past history 
of your chapter to bear light upon what a decision, one way 
or the other, will mean to that chapter. 

Make the heart of the Editor of the Journal glad by bring- 
ing an added list of subscribers. Start well. The conven- 
tion purposely is put in the first semester that time may be 
had to carry out plans during the year. 

Progress is written over the entrance to the new year and 
this is to be the best convention held, for beside added inter- 
est, the Grand Chapter will be augmented by delegates from 
re-established Epsilon and from Alpha Alpha of Chicago 
and Beta Beta of Indianapolis. To be there will mean to 
feel rich in friendship and enthusiasm and to be. inwardly con- 
vinced that the world was "made for Alpha Chi.^ 



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OFALPHACHIOMEQA 157 

(Bbaptet l3f8totie8 



ALPHA 

Twenty-one years ago, on June 15 th, 1885, Alpha 
Chi Omega was launched upon the sea of college life 
as a new Greek letter sorority. A group of con- 
genial students in the department of music had organized 
For musical, social and literary work. At the suggestion of 
James Hamilton Howe, Dean of the School, to whom 
they had applied for assistance in making out a profitable 
course of study, the idea of forming a permanent college 
sorority was considered, and on the above named day the 
organization was completed with the following charter 
members: Bessie Groon\s, Anna Allen, Estelle Leonard, 
Olive Burnett, Suda West, Nellie Gamble and Bertha Den- 
ison. 

A musical given by Dean Howe in hoiior of the new sor- 
ority was their first introduction to the public. A week later 
at the home of Miss Anna Allen, now Mrs. Harry Smith, 
Alpha Chi Omega gave her first formal reception. 

It is not to be imagined that a new enterprise of any kind 
can become established without the overcoming of many ob- 
stacles. At times it seemed as if a shipwreck of the new sor- 
ority was inevitable. But there were always brave hearts 
among the young mariners and the most serious and stormy 
times passing over found them with their compass set to- 
ward the goal. Repeated invitations from other sororities 
desiring to absorb the new chapter as their own were re- 
fused. Great conservatism was shown in accepting invita- 
tions from institutions desiring chapters of Alpha Chi Ome- 
ga. In June, 1887, Beta chapter was founded at Albion, 
Michigan. Gamma at Evanston in 1890 gave Alpha Chi 
place m three strong colleges and greatly encouraged the 
pioneers for future work. 

In the spring of '91 a conference of the three chapters at 



168 THE LYRE 

Albion resulted in the adoption of much valuable material 
for the sorority and plans were made for convention to be 
held with Alpha in the autumn. 

This much was accomplished during the first five and a 
half years of our history. While it may be told in few 
words, it required much unselfish devotion on the part of the 
members, and an undaunted courage and ambition to carry 
the colors of Alpha Chi and plant them in fertile soil in the 
places where competition must be made with older and 
stronger organizations. That this has been sucessfiilly done 
no one will question who knows of our present prosperity* 
The history of the intervening years may be given the read- 
ers of the Lyre in subsequent chapters. But of these early 
days Alpha can say most and feel most for to her there was 
a time when no sisters divided the burdens or shared the 
pleasures of existence. 

BETA 

Twenty years would be all too few in which to write the 
history of nearly twenty years of Beta Chapter. Each year 
has had its own story, but in a short sketch such as this, only 
the important events can be mentioned. 

Mr. Mills, one time instructor in Art at Albion College, 
and later in De Pauw, first interested the young women of 
Albion College in Alpha Chi Omega, and after a short and 
satisfactory correspondence delegates from Alpha came to 
Albion to investigate. 

These delegates, Mary Jones (Tennant) our honored 
Vice-President and Inspector, and M. Janet Wilson, found 
conditions very favorable to the founding of a chapter of 
Alpha Chi Omega. Then May twenty-seventh, 1887, six 
young women, Jennie A. Worthington, Libbie L. Smith, 
Harriett F. Reynolds, Emma L. Crittenden, Flora* E. Ad- 
gate and Florine Defendorf were initiated as charter mem- 
bers of Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. Lida Austin 
has the honor of being the first initiate of Beta Chapter. 

For the remainder of the school year and part ot the next 
the sorority met at the homes of different girls. Later rooms 



OF ALFHA CHI OMEQA 169 

were fitted off in the top floor of "Old Central" and became 
the first home of Beta. 

In 1889, through the instigation of the late Professor 
Schefiler, who was ever an inspiration and source of material 
aid to Beta, the first concert was given and was reported to be 
a glorious success. This encouraged the girls and for fifteen 
years Beta's concerts have been looked forward to by the 
music-lovers of Albion. 

In 1 89 1 and again in 1893 ^^^^ entertained the delegates 
to convention. Through meeting with girls from other chap- 
ters the bond of sisterhood was greatly strengthened. 

In January of 1895 pl^ns for building a lodge were first 
discussed. After much planning and faithful endeavor, the 
lodge was finally started and was ready for occupancy in 
December of the same year. In celebration of the opening of 
the lodge Beta gave a reception to the faculty and students of 
the College, and many of the city friends. This first affair 
held in our lodge was a forerunner of the many good times 
since. 

The next few years passed very prosperously and the 
year 1897 was closed with a reunion of Beta. 

Again in 1898 convention was held at Albion, and great 
was our pleasure in welcoming the founding of a sister chap- 
ter — ^Theta — in our own state. 

For the last few years Alpha Chi Omega has extended its 
membership to musical-literary students and has been strong 
in both departments. We have had strong musical-literary 
programs at the weekly fraternity meetings where systematic 
study of some special course has been pursued. 

Beta has been very fortunate in having a number of en- 
thusiastic Alunmae in town, and, since Albion is the home of 
the Grand President, Beta has twice had the pleasure of 
meeting and entertaining the members of the Grand Council. 

The visit of our Inspector, Mrs. Tennant, was an inspira- 
tion and was greatly appreciated. We only wished. that she 
might be with us more often. 

Beta looks forward to a very happy and successful year, 
culminating in a reunion in May in celebration of our twen- 



160 T H E L Y R E 

tieth anniversary, and wishes the greatest happiness to every 
chapter and member of our beloved Fraternity. May she 
long live and may the brightest day of her past be the sad- 
dest day of her future. 



GAMMA 



Like every other good thing that improves with age, Gam- 
ma had a beginning. This chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was 
established Nov. 14, 1890, by Alta Mae Roberts of Alpha 
Chapter at the School of Music of Northwestern University. 
Prof. Orrin Locke was the Dean of Music and assisted the 
girls in forming plans for the new chapter. The School of 
Music was then in its infancy and had rooms in Willard Hall, 
the girls dormitory. In 1897 the present Music Hall was 
erected next to, and on the same campus with Willard Hall, 
making it a very convenient location for the girls who must 
practice in the school. 

The seven charter members were: Mary E. Stanford, 
Mary J. Satterfield, Lizzie Stine, Lula Piatt, Mae Burdisk, 
Jeannette Marshall, Mary Walker. Gamma has established 
two new chapters. Mrs. Barbara Strickler Ramage initiated 
Zeta chapter and Mrs. Mable Dunn Madson initiated 
Kappa. 

We have initiated as associate members Mrs. Saidee 
Knowland Coe, who died Aug., 1905; Mrs. Eleanor Kirk- 
ham, who also recently died in Sept. of this year; Mrs. Rc- 
gina Watson and Miss Tina Mae Haines. 

Mrs. Coe was Professor of Piano and Musical History 
in Music School and at the time of her death was Professor 
of Musical Aesthetics at Northwestern University. 

Mrs. Watson is a well-known teacher of piano in Chicago. 

Mrs. Kirkham was an excellent contralto and was for some 
time on the faculty of the Music School. 

Miss Haines is a church and concert organist of marked 
ability and unusual finish. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 161 

Gamma was very glad to be able to help establish the 
Alpha Alpha — Chicago Alumnae Chapter in the spring of 
1906. The Charter officers were: 

Pres., Mable Siller, Gamma; Vice-Pres., Mrs. Lucia Mc- 
Master Niles, Beta; Cor. Sec'y, Marjorie Grafins, Iota; 
Rec. Sec'y, Gertrude Ogden, Delta; Treas., Mrs. Florence 
Childs Wooley, Gamma; Lyre Correspondent, Mrs. Ora 
Bond Burman, Theta. 

The Chapter was installed May 23, 1906, in the presence 
of thirty-six loyal Alpha Chis. A banquet was served which 
conformed to Alpha Chi colors and afterward we listened to 
toasts from the different chapters, also to a most interesting 
talk by Miss Haines on her experiences as a music student 
in Paris. 

We have had the pleasure of entertaining two conventions 
here in Evanston; one Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, 1894, and the 
other Oct. 29 to Nov. i, 1902. 

Gamma girls and the general officers they have held are : 
Mary Stanford, Treas., 1891; Mable Siller, Sec'y, 1900- 
02; Mrs. Mable Dunn Madson, Historian, 1904-05; Ma- 
ble Siller, Historian, 1905-06; Mable Siller, Inter Sorority 
Delegate, 1903. 

The girls of Gamma have confined their number most ex- 
clusively to music girls, only a very small per cent, have been 
literary students. The girls have always been active in the 
various musical organizations, first in the Glee Club and now 
in the Evanston Musical Club, which gives its concerts with 
noted soloists and large orchestra several times during each 
year. Miss Julia Marshall and Bertha Porter played tor the 
last three years with the University Orchestra. 

In June, 1906, our record for graduates from the Music 
School was broken when six of our active Alpha Chis were 
graduated. 

The most inconvenient thing the sorority has had to con- 
tend with is the matter of a frat-room. On account of the 
dormitory system here the "powers that be" prohibit frat- 
homes or lodges for the girls but for a long time have ar- 
ranged that each sorority have a room on the fourth floor of 



162 T H E L Y R E 

Willard Hall. Because Alpha Chi was not as we say here, a 
**college frat" we have been pushed and probed around and 
stuffed into most any dark corner that happened to be handy, 
either upstairs or in the basement of Willard Hall. Two 
years ago through the efforts of Frances Meredith Patterson, 
we were given temporary quarters in a nice large room on the 
third floor of Willard and last year we got a permanent 
room on the fourth floor with the rest of our Greek letter sis- 
ters. We have a very cozy and artistic little room now -and 
take great pleasure in it. 

Alpha Chi Omega is a member of the Pan-Hejlenic asso- 
ciation at Northwestern which was established about four 
years ago. They have regular meetings once a month. 

Each sorority sends one delegate and the body regulates 
rushing and has a general supervision over all the sororities. 

EPSILON 

In the spring of 1895 ^ number of girls comprising Kappa 
Alpha, Theta, Delta Gamma and "Barbs" organized our- 
selves for social purposes only, into a local club. We had a 
flourishing organization and many were the good times we 
had. Then Mr. L. R. Garrett, a prominent Sigma Chi of 
the local chapter, learned through an eastern brother that 
Alpha Chi Omega would place a chapter here, if the pros- 
pect was good for a strong chapter. 

Mr. Garrett was authorized to look the field over and to 
recommend if it seemed advisable. He knew all of our 
girls, as the Sigs were always included in our affairs, and 
knew, too, that the majority of us were musical and were 
studying in the College of Music. He laid the matter be- 
fore us and of course we were delighted with the idea of get- 
ting a National Charter. Only one thing marred our pleas- 
ure and that was the fear that our sisters, who ^ere members 
of other sororities might be barred from membership with 
us. After much correspondence and the required amount of 
"red-tape" proceedings, we made formal application for a 
charter and much to our joy it was granted us; but to our 
sorrow, our Theta and Delta Gamma sisters could not be 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 163 

our sisters in Alpha Ghi Omega. This fact, of course, low- 
ered our membership roll, and left us with only seven girls, 
with which to begin our life as a National Inter-CoUegiate 
Sorority. We had, however, the staunch support of our 
former sisters, and that fall gave a large reception which 
formally introduced us to the college world. 

That year we had a strong chapter, but there were break- 
ers ahead that we had not foreseen. There was no dormi- 
tory connected with the College of Music. The girls came 
only for their lessons and then went away. It seemed almost 
impossible to meet the girls or to become acquainted, because 
there was no college li^. Each year we initiated a few, but 
one by one the old girls would graduate and go or would be 
forced to give up their studies, and so little by little they lost 
interest and finally decided that the only honorable thing to 
do was to offer to give up the charter, consequently they 
wrote to the Grand Chapter offering the surrender. The 
Grand Chapter had more confidence in the girls than they 
had in themselves and refused to take it. However, Epsilon 
remained inactive for several years. Then several of us 
older members reorganized ourselves into Alpha Chi Club 
for the sake of old-time associations and to keep alive the 
love we still bore dear old Alpha Chi. 

During our inactivity the College of Music of U. S. C. 
had begun new activity and we began to wish our chapter 
re-established here, and then as if in answer to our wish we re- 
ceived word from the Grand Chapter inquiring about the 
chapter and the school and expressing the desire to see Ep- 
silon re-established. 

It may seem strange to others, as it does to me, but the 
writer of this little history, was the one who carried on all the 
first correspondence for the establishment of Epsilon, and 
then after a period of ten years (during which time she had 
become a wife and mother) to her was again given the priv- 
ilege of correspondence in regard to the re-establishment of 
Epsilon. To make a long matter short, the result of the cor- 
respondence was the re-establishment of Epsilon, and almost 
a year ago, six of us old girls, two of us charter members of 



164 T H E L Y R E 

ten years before, initiated six new girls, and to them surren- 
dered our precious charter. 

The past year has been a good one. Our chapter was 
strong. Through the courtesy of the new girls I was given 
active membership and have learned to know and love our 
new chapter as I did the old, and I feel sure that with the 
uplifting and upbuilding of Alpha Chi Omega in their hands 
we need have no fear for her future. 

During Epsilon's first period of activity we initiated six- 
teen girls. Last year we initiated twelve. 

Ellen Beach Yow is our contribution to the honorary list, 
and we feel justly proud of her. 



ZETA 

Zeta Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was founded at the 
New England Conservatory of Music in December, 1895, 
with the following charter members: Jessie Belle Wood, 
Elsie Louise Ellis, Bertha Thompson Buchanan, Nelle Dur- 
and Evans, Susan Ann Lewis, Helen Margaret Laflin, Belle 
Mancross Sigourney. 

This was when the Conservatory was still in the old build- 
ings in Franklin Square. During the first years of the Frater- 
nity's existence, it was not regarded by the management with 
any great favor, nor considered of any particular importance. 
But by long continued effort, earnestness of purpose and loft- 
iness of aim. Alpha Chi has become one 01 the leading fac- 
tors of the school and enjoys the hearty sympathy and co-op- 
eration of the management. 

Zeta has had her ups and downs. There was one period 
in her history when the membership was small and interest 
flagged and very little work was accomplished. But for sev- 
eral years past, the average membership has been about 
twenty and the chapter has been very prosperous. 

In 1900 the National convention was held in Boston, and 
proud indeed was Zeta of the opportunity to play hostess. 

Soon after this an Alumni Chapter was formed by the 
graduate members living in New England. This has proven 



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of great value in keeping awake the interest of the Alumni 
members in the life and work of the sorority. 

Each year a luncheon is given by the active chapter at the 
Hotel Vendome for the Alumni and the Associate and Hon- 
orary members, and the songs and toasts and yells and over- 
flowing good cheer and spirit of oneness are something to in- 
duce a warm feeling about the heart whenever one thinks of 
those joyful reunions. 

Zeta has reason to be proud of her own particular honor- 
aries. Mrs. H. H. A. Beach and Madame Helen Hope- 
kirk were initiated April 26, 1899. Margaret Ruthren 
Lang, May 20, 1900, and Madame Antoinette Szumonska, 
May 29, 1904. AH four live in Boston, and it makes Zeta 
girls very happy when they grace our festal occasions. 

Musical ability of a high order is considered one of the 
important conditions of eligibility to membership in Zeta, 
and the most talented girls in the Conservatory are on our 
roll. Consequently, the programs presented at our yearly 
musicales are of a very high standard. This annual recital 
is always followed by a reception attended by the faculty and 
the other fraternities and many friends, and is one of the 
chief events of the Conservatory year, both musically and 
socially. 

When the Conservatory moved into its beautiful new 
buildings on Huntington Avenue the management gave a 
pretty room for the use of Alpha Chi Omega. 

We have never had a chapter house, as the conditions here 
tend to make it difficult of accomplishment, but we continue 
to hope and plan for it, and believe it will be ours in the not 
distant future. 

As we think over the years spent within the dear circle, of 
the hard struggle, the diings attempted, the things accom- 
plished and the things still hoped for, we realize how much 
Alpha Chi means to every loyal wearer of the Lyre, and 
through the individual, ^^hat it has come to stand for in his 
school. It has proven always a blessing and uplifting influ- 
ence, and with loving hearts we say, God bless Alpha Chi 
Omega! 



166 THELYRE 

THETA 

In the spring of 1898 Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi Ome- 
ga was established in the University of Michigan at Ann 
Arbor. The charter members consisted of seven School of 
Music girls, some of whom were also members of Collegiate 
Sorosis, a local literary sorority in the University. The next 
initiation occurred the following fall when three new Alpha 
Chis were added to the chapter, and since then every fall and 
spring initiations have been held bringing from six to eight 
new girls into the sorority. 

During the first year the girls, having no .chapter house, 
held their meetings at the individual homes, but in the fall of 
1899 they were able to secure a desirable sorority house, and 
from that time on they have not been without one. In 1905 
the girls moved into the house in which they are now situated 
and where they will in all probability remain for some time. 
It is one of the best sorority houses in Ann Arbor, a large, 
well furnished one in a beautiful resident section of the city. 
During the past summer the third floor was remodeled, fur- 
nishing two more sleeping rooms, and a good sized chapter 
room. 

Theta was very fortunate this year in the fact that nearly 
all of the **old" girls returned. At present there are ei^t 
girls. in the house, not including the freshmen who will come 
in after initiations, and Mrs. Craig, our chaperone. 

Four years ago Theta had the pleasure of initiating Adele 
Ausder Ohe as an honorary member of Alpha Chi Omega. 

A large proportion of the Theta chapter is in the literary 
department of the university and this year she will have two 
graduates from this department as well as two from the 
School of Music. 



IOTA 

Iota chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was installed at the 
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, on December 8, 
1899. Seven charter members were initiated at the home of 
Mrs. Arthur Daniels, the initiation being in. charge of five 
members of Alpha chapter, Greencastle, Indiana. The 



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charter members were: Mrs. Arthur Hill Daniels, Mrs. 
David Kinley, Miss Marion Allison Fernie, Miss Emma 
Quimby Fuller (Mrs. Arthur R. Dean), Miss Charlotte 
Lyon Draper, Miss Clara Gere and Miss Edra Louise Col- 
lins. The establishment of Iota chapter was celebrated by a 
reception at the home of our former and much loved Presi- 
dent, Andrew Sloan Draper. 

The first meeting of the chapter was held on December 12, 
1 899, at the home of Mrs. Kinley. Officers were elected and 
Miss Fernie was chosen as the first president. It is due to her 
initiative efforts that Alpha Chi Omega is represented at the 
University of Illinois. 

In the beginning open meetings were held once a month 
and later once every six weeks. This custom, however, is no 
longer carried out. Regular closed business meetings are 
now held on Monday evenings of each week. 

On the day of the anniversary of our installment we have 
one of our most enjoyable social meetings of the year. Com- 
ing so close to the holiday season we celebrate by having a 
Christmas tree hung with trifling gifts, in the form of jokes, 
for each girl. At the same time donations are made in the 
furnishings of the house. Another social gathering which we 
endeavor to have an annual event, but which for lack of time 
and money was abandoned for this past year, is our Senoir 
dinner. The last Friday evening before final examinations 
all worries are left at home and all the Alpha Chis nearby 
meet at the hotel to feast and make merry. Toasts are 
always prepared and every heart is stirred with loyalty to 
Alpha Chi Omega. Other social gatherings have been mus- 
icals, which have been more frequent in past years than they 
are now since our musical requirements have been lightened. 
We fear though, if Iota had been compelled to live up to the 
early musical ideals with which she was started, she would 
have been in her grave long ago. She has had her struggles ; 
there have been rivals not hampered by certain conditions, 
chief among which were the high music requirements and the 
absence of a chapter house at the time others were enjoying 
and profiting by one. Nothing short of eternal vigilance and 



168 T H E L Y R E 

untiring efforts have given Iota the position she now holds so 
that she is now able to rank herself with the other sororities 
and is considered as one of them rather than in a class by 
herself. Iota with this same feeling could become more 
common away from Illinois for often times it comes to our 
ears, **Why, is not Alpha Chi Omega a professional soror- 
ity?'' In the line of parties, informal and formal, Iota has 
always shown herself a royal hostess. Our first annual dance 
was held March 20, 1903, and was attended by active and 
alumnae members of Iota and five Gamma girls. Each year 
this annual party is anticipated as a gala time. Society at 
Illinois, in recent years, has become so strenuous that, last 
year, the sororities agreed to abandon the idea of a formal 
annual and have in its place a simple informal party. This 
was a disappointment to many, as it was the giving up of the 
one grand party looked forward to by all the chapter alum- 
nae, when they would return and again for a few days enter 
into and enjoy the society of sisters. 

In the beginning all the meetings of the chapter were held 
in the homes or rooms of the various members. Fraternity 
roomc were first suggested at a regular meeting May 9, 
1 90 1. The matter, however, was dropped until in Febru- 
ary, 1902, when the question was again taken up. After 
many meetings of discussion on the matter we decided to 
rent a small nine-room cottage for the next year, beginning 
September, 1902. This seemed a great risk and responsi- 
bility, but never for one minute has the step been regretted. 
This year Iota is enjoying her fourth house, each year having 
been able to afford a better one, until now we feel that we 
are living like **queens'' and do not anticipate a move for 
several years. Our present home was built for us during the 
summer according to plans made by one of our alumnae. It 
is very large and spacious, with a large hall, three parlors 
and a dining room and kitchen on the first floor; and on the 
second and third floors we have room for eighteen girls, a 
cook and a chaperone. The furnishing of a chapter house tS 
no small expense, but by slow and economical management 
Iota has been able to meet all expenses and enjoy a very 



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happy life in a chapter home. A **home" has meant much 
in bringing the girls together, so that they have lived in close 
and intimate relations with each other. This living together 
has caused much stronger and more lasting friendships to be 
formed than otherwise could have been possible; and friend- 
liness is the key note to an ideal sorority life. 

During the life time of Iota she has pledged and initiated 
fifty-three girls. Our alumnae now numbers thirty-seven and 
the active chapter numbers sixteen. ** Rushing" season is now 
on in full force and every one is hustling, rushing and being 
rushed. By the middle of October we shall hope to send to 
the Lyre the names of our **Freshmen" wearers of the scarlet 
and olive green. 

It might be interesting to know that when Iota was 
founded in 1899 there were three sororities already estab- 
lished at Illinois: 

Kappa Alpha Theta entered in 1895. 

Pi Beta Phi entered in 1895. 

Kappa Kappa Gamma entered in 1899. 

Since the founding of Iota four sororities have entered the 
race for the girls of Illinois. Chi Omega entered in 1900, 
and Sigma Kappa, Alpha Xi Delts, and Delta Gamma all 
came during the last school year. 



KAPPA 

Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was established at 
Madison, Wisconsin, on December eighteenth, 1903, with 
the following as charter members : Elizabeth Patten, Edna 
Swenson, Leora Fryette, Julia McGrew, Elizabeth Davis 
and Esther Concklin. Gamma Chapter sent Miss Mabel 
Dunn, now Mrs. Madson, to install the chapter. 

During that year Miss Regan and Miss McMurphy, 
piano instructors in the university, became associate members. 
Emrette Langlois joined as an active member and Mae The- 
obald was pledged. 

We were very much discouraged at the beginning of the 
school year the next fall to find so few of us back. One had 
graduated and three others had decided not to return. This 



170 T H E L Y R E 

left just three of the old girls. Progress was necessarily 
slow, but on Dec. 7th, 1904, we initiated four new girls — 
Hazel Alford, Sara Dixon, Mabel Van Epps and Mac The- 
obald. Meetings were not held regularly during the year 
and little was accomplished. Some of the members took part 
in student recitals given by the University School of Music. 
Just before the school year ended we initiated Anne Rueth 
and Grace Winden and pledged Alice Alford and Sarah 
Morgan. Two of our girls graduated in the spring and two 
others decided not to return in the fall. So we found our- 
selves few in number again, but we were very glad to wel- 
come back Emrette Langlois, who was with us the first year. 
So we began the year of 1905-06 with six active members 
and two pledges whom we initiated on Oct. 2d. 

We determined that this should be a banner year for us 
and eagerly started to work. We elected officers and then 
held meetings regularly every week. We had several stunts 
early in the year and as a result pledged lola Harker and 
Vivian Verbeck on Dec. 1 1 . They were formally initiated 
a few weeks later. In the spring Josephine Hcucr and 
Helen Jennings joined us as active members so that at the 
end of the school year we had twelve active members. 

Four of our charter members were married during the 
past year — Elizabeth Patten to Mr. Toenniges, Dec. 25, 
1905, at DeKalb, Illinois; Elizabeth Davis to Mr. Dell 
Roy Richards, May, 1906, at Morgantown, West Virginia; 
Julia McGrew to Mr. Fred Flenniken, June 27, at Morgan- 
town, West Virginia, and Leora Fryette to Mr. Robert E. 
Evans, July 10, at Seattle, Washington. 

We are eagerly looking forward to the beginning of an- 
other school year and hope that this may be a prosperous 
year for all Alpha Chis including Kappa Chapter. 



ALPHA ALPHA 



For several years the Gamma Alumnae of Alpha Chi 
Omega have been working for a Chicago Alumnae Chapter, 
and with this end in view have been organized into a club 
which has elected officers and has held meetings, mostly social 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 171 

to be sure, but these gatherings have served to hold the girls 
together. About three years ago some of the girls conceived 
the idea of holding in Chicago monthly luncheons for all 
Alpha Chis in or near Chicago ; the plan proved so successful 
in its results that these pleasant affairs are continued regularly 
the first Saturday of every month in the Tea Room of Carson, 
Pieric, Scott & Co. 

As soon as the new charters were ready last spring, notices 
were sent out for a meeting, and on May 23d, 1906, Alpha 
Alpha Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was formally estab- 
lished. On the afternoon of that date the Gamma Alumnae 
entertained the local active chapter and the Chicago Alumnae 
at cards. in the Woman's Club rooms in Evanston. This so- 
cial affair was followed by a business meeting of the Alumnae 
at which the following officers were elected, who in turn 
signed the new charter : 

President, Mabel H. Siller, Gamma ; Vice-President, Mrs. 
Lucie McMaster Niles, Beta; Corresponding Secretary, 
Marjoric Grafius, Iota; Recording Secretary, Gertrude Og- 
den. Delta; Treasurer, Mrs. Florence Childs Wooley, Gam- 
ma ; Lyre Correspondent, Mrs. Ora Bond Burnam, Theta. 

At seven-thirty, thirty-six Alpha Chis sat down to an in- 
formal banquet. The long table was decorated with carna- 
tions and smilax, while scarlet and olive green predominated ' 
throughout each course. Alpha Chi songs were sung and the 
following toasts were given with Miss Ida Pratt, Gamma, 
acting as toastmistress. 

Alpha — Mrs. Roy Colwell. 
Beta— Mrs. Will Niles. 
Gamma — Ethel Kuhn. 
Delta — Gertrude Ogden. 
Theta — Mrs. Clarence Burnam. 

Miss Tina Mae Haines, Gamma Associate, gave a short, 
interesting talk on "Why girls should study music abroad." 

The chapter which includes girls from Alpha, Beta, Gam- 
ma, Delta, Theta and Iota held its second regular meeting 
Oct. 6th, 1906, at the Victoria Hotel, Chicago. 



172 T H E L Y R P 

BETA BETA 

The Indianapolis Alumnae chapter of Alpha Chi 
Omega was organized in May, 1902, with fourteen 
members: Miss Alta Roberts, Miss Lillian Moore, 
Mrs. S. K. Ruick, Miss Ethel Jackson, Mrs. J. R. 
Francis, Mrs. Scoby Cunningham, Mrs. Leonard Wild, 
Mrs. Joseph Taggart, Mrs. Leah Smiley, Mrs. E. B. Pugh, 
Mrs. G. S. Wilson, Mrs. H. M. Thomson, Miss Lulu At- 
kinson and Miss Francis Dissette. 

The following winter (1902- 1903) meetings were held 
once a month, when a program was given. One musician 
was taken as the subject for each meeting. A biographical 
sketch was read and illustrations from his compositipns were 
given by different members. This was the only winter that 
we followed a regular program. Other years the meetings 
were of a social nature the chapter being entertained at the 
homes of the different members. 

However, one of the most enjoyable occasions to us is the 
annual reunion and banquet, given the second week in Febru- 
ary on the evening of the State Oratorical. Here we have 
with us nearly every member from the achive chapter at De 
Pauw, thus giving us an opportunity to renew our youth and 
to become acquainted with the new members of Alpha and 
which is of more importance, giving us a personal report 
from the Alpha Chapters in which we have so great an inter- 
est since with one exception we are all Alpha girls. 

We as charter members feel that we have been especially 
favored by the addition of several new members to our num- 
ber. They have not only increased our membership but have 
instilled fresh enthusiasm and brought us in closer touch with 
the active work of the sorority. Our membership now num- 
bers eighteen. 

Besides, our delegate, Miss Alta Roberts, we expect to 
send a large representation to the convention which meets 
next month at Greencastle and we feel that we are highly 
favored by having the convention so near us where it will be 
possible for us to meet so many of our sisters from other 
chapters. 



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Doubtless many of the girls are wondering why the Lyre 
is not out, not thinking, perhaps but what the editor could or 
should be able to get out a very interesting number without 
having heard from any or but few of the chapters. Whether 
you are thinking all this or not girls, it is all a mistake and 
only experience in this line will teach you that 'tis very much 
easier to do one's own work than to wait for others to do it 
for you. To some of the chapters we have written four 
times for material. We are very sorry to have this, our 
attempt of a historical number go to press without hearing 
from all, but we must not delay longer if this number appears 
before convention convenes, November ist, 2d and 3d. 



This is not by any means a complete history of Alpha Chi 
Omega, only an attempt at it, which we hope will enable us 
to publish a more complete history in the near future. 




174 T H E L Y R E 

Complete fl^embersbip 



ALPHA 

CHARTER MEMBERS. 

Estelle Leonard Union City, Indiana. 

Mrs. Harry M. Smith (Anna Allen) Oreencastle, Indiana. 

Mrs. Scoby Cunningham (Bertha Demston) IndianapoliSp Indiana. 

Mrs. Nellie Gamble Childs Martinsrille, lUinois. 

Mrs. Olive Burnett Clark. Anderson, Indiana. 

Amy Du Bois. 

HONORARY MEMBERS. 

Madame Fannie Bloomfleld Zeisler Chicago, niinois. 

Mrs. Mary Howe Lavin. 

Maud Powell. 

Madame Julia Rive King. 

Neally Stevens Chicago, Illinois, 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS. 

Lena Eva Alden Terre Haute, Indiana. 

Mrs. Cecelia Eppinghousen Bailey Shelbsrville, Kentnctcy. 

Mrs. Jennie Allen Bryant. 

Mrs. Newland T. De Pauw New Albany. 

Mrs. Anna Dahl Dixon. 

Mrs. Ella G. Earp Muncie, Indiana. 

Mrs. Ora P. John Greencastle, Indiana 

Mrs. Alice Wentworth McGregor Providence, R. I. 

INITIATES. 

A 

Adams» Anna Laura Indianapolis, Ind. 

Alexander, Mrs. John (Claudia Hill) Greensburg, Indiana. 

Alexander, Whellie Wingate, Indiana. 

Andrews, Josephine Brazil, Indiana. 

Andrews, Lucy Brazil, Indiana. 

Atkinson, Lulu Indianapolis, Ind., 1948 Central Ave. 

Aydelott, Helen Mowequa, Illinois. 

B 

Barnes, Myrtle Thornburg Winchester, Indiana. 

Blakeslie, Mabelle Forshee Carthage, Missouri. 

Bridges, Delia Phillips Amo, Indiana. 

Baird, Mrs. Lulu Parkhurst Bourbon, Indiana. 

Baldwin, Mrs. Lula West Ft Branch, Indiana. 

Barnum, Vivian Manilla, Indiana. 

Barnett, Mrs. Ida Steele Greenfield, Indiana. 

Barry, Bunny Sheldon, Illinois. 

Beeson, Alice Milton, Indiana. 

Biederwolf , Abbie Ellen Monticello, Indiana. 

Bennet, Mrs. Clara Marsh Okahumpka, Florida. 

Berger, Mrs. Ethel Sutherlin Chicago, niinois. 

Birch, Helen Hanna Greencastle, Indiana. 



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Bliss, Mrs. Minnie Hargraye Princeton, Indiana. 

Bosler, Lyda * Farmer City, Illinois. 

Bonner, Ruth Greensburg, Indiana. 

Branson, Clo RoekviUe, Indiana. 

Branson, Cora. 

Bmmfleld, Flora Petersburg, Indiana. 

Bryan, Grace Bloomfleld, Indiana. 

Burton, Grace Gosport, Indiana. 

Busick, Blanch Tipton, Indiana. 

C 

Cain, Florence Peru, Indiana. 

Campbell, Bra Coatsville, Indiana. 

Campbell, Mary Indianapolis, Ind., 808 Jefferson Ave. 

Carter, Mary Shelbsnrille, Indiana. 

Chenowith, Bsrrde Winchester, Indiana. 

Childs, Mrs. Nellie Gamble Martinsville, Illinois. 

Christly, Slyvia Boswell, Indiana. 

Clark, Ethel A Pendleton, Indiana. 

Clark. Mrs. Olive Burnett Anderson, Indiana. 

Clsrmer, Mrs. Glascow Goodland, Indiana. 

Collier, Esther Ellen Dana, Indiana. 

Collins, Jene Knoxville, Iowa. 

Cobbum, Marion. 

Courey, Carrie Shelbsrville, Indiana. 

Copeland, Nellie Bolton St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Cooper, Vera Muriel Goshen, Indiana. 

Cowger, Raebum Monticello, Indiana. 

Cottingham, Lillian Moore Indianapolis, Ind., 716 N. E«ast St. 

Cowperthwaite, Anne Tonis River, New Jersey. 

Cox, Emma Anderson, Indiana. 

D 

Dalnrmple, Francis Helen Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Dye, Edna Monticello, Indiana. 

Dye, Lulu Monticello, Indiana. 

Davis, Minnie Atlanta, Georgia. 

Dorsey, Fanny Jane Farmersburg, Indiana. 

DeVore, Okah Attica, Indiana. 

Dresser, Mrs. Nellie Dobbins Lafayette, Indiana. 

E 

Ellis, Pearl Pleasantville, Indiana. 

Bsterbrook, Mrs. Dora Marshall Orleans, Nebraska. 

F 

Fancett, Alda Bloomfleld, Indiana. 

Finc^, Juliet Logansport, Indiana. 

Fox, Jessie T. 

French, Gertrude H Boxford, Mass. 

Fttgua, Leota Casey, Illinois. 

G 

Galllhue, Mayme Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Gray, Mrs. Carrie Moore Galveston, Indiana. 

Gray, Marguerite Chrisman, Illinois. 

Green, Rhoda Gary Shelbsnrille, Indiana. 

Guller, Grace Raymond, Illinois. 



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• 

H 

Harris, Grace Conner Seymour, Indiana. 

Hamilton, Florence Greensborg, Indiana. 

Hammerly. Lydia Marshall, lUinois. 

Hunter, Mrs. Lydia Bosler Los Angeles, California. 

Hand, Mrs. Lillie Throop Carbon, Indiana. 

Heaton, Alice Carey Knightstown, Indiana. 

Heston, Maud Terre Haute, Indiana. 

Hillis, Edith Kokomo, Indiana. 

Hirt, Sarah Greencastle, Indiana. 

Hollingsworth, Mrs. Myrtle Wilder Brazil, Indiana. 

Hood, Nelle Litchfield, lUinois. 

Hornbrook, Mrs. Stella Heston Princeton, Indiana. 

Howard, Mrs. Lydia Woods Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Hughes, Mrs. Ella Curtis Greencastle, Indiana. 

J 

Jackson, Ethel N. Mrs. Martin Otterbein, Indiana. 

Jamisons, Mrs. Pearl Armitage Texas. 

Jaquess, Retta W OwensriUe, Indiana. 

Johnson, Myrtle Boltz Dayton, Ohio. 

Jones, Ethel Williams MissourL 

Jones, Mrs. Anna Augustus Paris, Illinois. 

K 

Keenan, Mrs. Luther C. Bessie Grooms Leroy, Illinois. 

Kelly, Jennie Sullivan, Indiana. 

Kenedy, Mrs. Roy (Julia Shera) St. Paul, Indiana. 

Kewley, Mrs. Adaline Rowley Onarga, IllinoiB. 

Kirkham, Mrs. Kittle Crowder Sulliyan, Indiana. 

L 

Lank, Wilhemina S Greencastle, Indiana. 

Lathrope, Emma Delphi, Indiana. 

Latimer, Bessie Aubumdale, Mass. 

Leach, Hazel Gas City, Indiana. 

Leonard, Estelle Union City, Indiana. 

Lightfoot, Mrs. Marguarite Smith Rushville, Indiana. 

Levoelling, Bessie Ora Salem, Indiana. 

Line, Edna B Portland, Indiana. 

Link, Mrs. Maud Rude Paris, Illinois. 

Linscott, Mrs. Josephine Lingley New Mexico. 

Lipman, Edith Smith Seattle, Washington. 

Little, Carrie M Williamsport, Indiana. 

Lockridge, Elizabeth Greencastle, Indiana. 

M 

Marshall, Zella Lesa Chicago, IllinoiB. 

Mansfield, DoUie Ramsey Koleen, Indiana. 

Machlan, Sadie New Palestine, Indiana. 

Miller. Anna Mabel. MartinsTlUe, Illinois. 

McCoy, Aldah Lake, Indiana. 

McCurdy, Mrs. John Bunger Ft Wayne, Indiana. 

McHatten, Jennie Irvington, Ind., 5332 Julian Aye. 

McReynolds, Katherine H Washington, D. C. 

Merica, Mrs. Rilla Jones. 

Meridith, Eva R Muncie, Indiana. 

Meserve, Maud Robinson, Illinois. 

Miller, Emma C Greencastle, Indiana. 



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Montgomery, Nellie Mound City. Missouri. 

MoBsiman, Clara Beil Bluffton, Indiana. 

Moore, Mrs. Lillian E. Cottingham. . .Indianapolis, Ind., 716 N. East St. 

Morgan, Mrs. Isabel Shafer Westport, Indiana. 

Morse, Estelle A Wabash, Indiana. 

N 
Neff, Mrs. Isaac (Libbie Price). .South Bend, Indldna, 1103 N. Mich. St 
Nesbit, Mrs. Eva Osburn Manito, Illinois. 

O 

O'dell, Helen C Walcott, Indiana. 

Offuit, Mrs. Rhoda Gary Green ShelbyvIIIe, Indiana. 

P 

Parker, Loretta Shelbyville. Indiana. 

Parrett, Bessie Patoka, Indiana. 

Paul, Grace Indianapolis, Ind. 

Pleak, Elizabeth Greensburg, Indiana. 

Patton, Carrie Paxton, 111. 

Price, Mrs. Geo. (Rhoda Darby) Fowler, Indiana. 

Pullen, Mrs. Grace Wilson Centralia, Illinois. 

Puterbaugh, Alice Peru, Indiana. 

Peck, Mrs. Wm. (Delia Broadstreet) Danville, Indiana. 

R 

Ranier, Susa (Mrs. Dr. Gwin) Rensselaer, Indiana. 

Ramsey, Dolly (Mansfield Mrs. Listeo) Koleen, Indiana. 

Reed, Kate Newton, Indiana. 

Reep, Mrs. George Albert Fortville, Indiana. 

Rice, Mrs. Louise A Centralia, Illinois. 

Roberts, Alta Indianapolis, Ind., 164 E. 24th. 

Ruckll, Leota Casey, Illinois. 

Rose, Mabel Litchfield,* Illinois. 

Roberts, Mrs. MsLyme Jennings Shelbyville, Illinois. 

Ross, Nelle Ellen Oklahoma. 

Rowland, Maud Covington, Indiana. 

Ruick, Mrs. Samuel R Indianapolis, Ind. 

Russell, Cora Mound City, Missouri. 

Russell, Ida Mae Rockville, Indiana. 

Rutledge, Mildred Springfield, Illinois. 

Ryan, Anna French Lick, Indiana. 

8 

Sayers, Mrs. Wellie Bridges Danville, Illinois. 

Scott, Lena Wild Indianapolis, Indiana, Broadway. 

Shaffer, Minnie Windsor. Illinois. 

Shannon, Mrs. John Alexandria, Indiana. 283 E. Broadway. 

Smiley, Mrs. Leah Walker Irvington, Indiana. 

Smith, Clara Greencastle, Indiana. 

Smith, Mrs. Harry Greencastle. Indiana. 

Smith, Edith Maryville. Missouri. 

Smith, Mrs. Katherine Power New Albany. Indiana. 

Smith, Shellie L Brazil, Indiana. 

Sparks, Mrs. Charles (Lena Barrett) Eden, Indiana. 

Somerville, Mrs. Pearl R. Colliver Missouri. 



178 THE LYRE 

Stanford, Katherine Brookston, Indiana. 

Sterrlt, Anna Vae Los Angeles, Cal., 110 Magnolia Aye. 

Steyenson, Mrs. Vollie Van Sandt Carbon, Indiana. 

Seppe, Mrs. Oliye Ferris Rockford, Illinois, 328 N. Main St 

T 

Taggart, Mrs. Joseph Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Taggart, Cora. 
Taggart, Laura. 

Tennant, Mrs. Richard Terre Haute, Indiana. 

Thompson, Mrs. Dr. Horace M Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Thomas, Mrs. Dr. T. (Pearl Shaw) Greensburg, Indiana. 

Thornburg, Myrtle Winchester, Indiana. 

Tingley, Flora Marion, Indiana. 

Tollen, Josephine Conn Rockyille, Indiana. 

V 

Vaught, Ruth Lebanon, Indiana. 

Vess, Ida New Richmond, Indiana. 

Van Buskirk, Sadie Monticello, Indiana. 

W 

Wade, Mrs. Will H. (Elma Patton) Indianapolis, Ind., Ashland Aye. 

Walker, Mrs. Mae Headley Pendleton, Indiana. 

Wamsley, Gertrude Charleston, Illinois. 

Warren, Mrs. Minnie McGill Watseka, Illinois. 

Watson, Mrs. Marie Hirt Greencastle, Indiana. 

Waugh, Pearl Lipton, Indiana. 

Weayer, Mrs. Mabelle C. (Johnson). .Indianapolis, Ind., 2103 Park Aye. 

Weissel, Mrs. Lellia Bell Bluffton, Indiana. 

Weissel, Mrs. W. W. Jr Bluffton ,Indiana. 

Whisland, Mrs. Flora Van Dyke Charleston, Illinois. 

Wilhite, Mrs. Mary Danyille, Indiana. 

Wilson,' Dora Goodland, Indiana. 

Washburn, Sara Neal Brant Alberta, Canada. 

Williams, Ethel Jones Joplin, Missoml. 

Wilson, Mrs. Daisy Steele Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Wilson, Mary Janet Greencastle, Indiana. 

Windle, Mrs. Jessie Heiney Newark, Ohio, 496 N. Fourth St. 

Winans, Mayme Columbus, Indiana. 

Wood, Belle Barrett Pendleton, Indiana, R. F. D. 

Wood, Feme Eyansyille, Indiana, 108 Powell Aye. 

Y 

Yates, Flora Stillwater, Minnesota. 

Yurgey, Mrs. (Helen Hur) Columbia, Penna. 

Beeler, Lydia A ^ Bluffton, Indiana. 

Beeler, Ada M Bluffton, Indiana. 

Elfers, Catherine Rising Sun, Indiana. 

Tuller, Pearle Charleston, Illinois. 

Gilling, Jess Pendleton, Indiana. 

Guild, Mayme Medanryille, Indiana. 

Hamilton, Edna Marie Newman, Illinois. 

Hawkins, Edna Mabel Oxford, Indiana. 

Price, Bess Allendale, Illinois. 

Starr, Ethel Charleston, Illinois. 



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WUMnB, Lala Linden, Indiana. 

Walt«n, Edna LoKaniport. Indiana. 

Wood, Bfarle Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Caldwell. Eunice Winchester, Indiana. 

Canady, Lora Winchester, Indiana. 

Rainier, Virenda R, Labiyette, Indiana. 

Dye, Edna MonUcello. Indiana. 

Dye, Lnln MonUcello, Indiana. 

Johnson, Hallena Colfax, Indiana. 

AtUnaon, Loin Indianapolis, Indiana. 

PLEDGED MEMBERS. 

Ina Balilncer WlIllatnsburK. Indiana. 

Haude Blddle'. Danville. Indiana. 

Hyrtle Boltz Johnson Dayton. Ohio. 

Stella QransoQ F^riuersburg. Indiana. 

Mrs. Leonore Boas Brown Kokoma. Indiana. 

Mra. Woods (Daisy Burton) Indlanapolla, Indiana. 

Ura. WUllam Wray (Lizzie Byers) Shelbyville, Indiana. 

Olive Carter Brazil, Indiana. 

Hra. Hinnle Bowman Case Covington, Indiana. 

Bnuna Creeli Toeman, Indiana. 

Blanch Clark Coltai. Indiana. 

Hanna Davis Kraft Bourbon, Indiana. 

Bhralyn Foster Attica. Indians. 

Katberlne Foster Palmyra. New York 

lira. Louise Rush Graham Kanapotfa, Kansas. 

Hra. Nellie Zimmerman Harper Brazil, Indiana. 

Emma Romaey Haywood. Indiana. 

Emma Hester Terre Haute, Indiana. 

Adele Jotmson Graham. Texas. 

Asnes Jones Reese's Mill. 

Maud Malay Edinburgh. Indiana. 

Dema Martin Mewlln, Indiana. 

Cora May Ellettsvlile, Indiana. 

UyrUe Miaaller Huntington, Indiana. 

Florence Murphy Steinman Evansville, Indiana. 

Bnama Nlckle Wlnfleld, Indiana. 

Edith O'dei! Fullerton, Nebraska. 

Myrtle Lucinda Porter Jamestown, Indiana. 

Mrs. M. P Powell Walmsh. Indiana. 

Grace Powers Mllroy, Indiana. 

Crystal Roberts Greeacastlo, Indiana. 

Valverde Rupp Terre Hauie, Indiana. 

Olive Stansfieirt IndiunapoKa, Indiana. 

Mrs, Aonna Wllliamaon Stonecypher. 

Fannie Troy Eden, Indiana. 

Grace Veas New Richmond, Indiana. 

BETA 

CHARTER MEMBERS. 
Crittenden, Emma. Reynolds, Harriett 

Defendorf, Florence Reynolds. Smith. Elizabeth. 

Hall. Flora Adgate. Worthlngton, Jennie. 



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ASSOCIATE MEMBERS. 

Bolster, Mrs. George Albion, Mich. 

Longman, Marie White Chicago, 111. 

Sand, Zella Brigham Toledo, Ohio. 

INITIATES. 

A 

Allen, E. Mae TeKonsha, Mich. 

Allen, Minnie McKeand Ypsilanti, Mich. 

Allen, Myrtle Wallace Detroit, Mich. 

Armstrong, Lillian Kirk Ludington, Mich. 

Austin, Irene Clark Albion, Mich. 

Austin, Lida H Marie, Mich. 

B 

Babcock, Anna Lulu Albion, Mich. 

Babcock, Gertrude May Albion, Mich. 

Bailey, Florence Morley Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Ballamy, Blanche Bay City, Mich. 

Baum, Lina Belle Albion, Mjch. 

♦Baum, Nellie. 

Blanchard, Dessie Claire .Albion, Mich. 

Bower, Marguerite Clarkston, Mich. 

Bowman, Myrtle Hatswell Bay City, Mich. 

Bradley, Edith Nashville, Tenn. 

Browne, Alberta Isabella Plainwell, Mich. 

Brown, Grace Lansing, Mich. 

Buck, Gertrude Philadelphia, Pa. 

Bunday, Blanche Chicago, HI. 

Burnham, Grace Armstrong Kalamazoo, Mich. 

C 

Calkins, Kate Lena Albion, Mich. 

Chllds, Marian Calumet, Mich. 

Cogshall, Ruth Griffin South Haven, Mich. 

Colby, Martha Reynolds Albion, Mich. 

Collins, Mabel R Ligonier, Mich. 

Crittenden, Emma Albion, Mich. 

Culver, Grace E Detroit, Mich. 

Cushman, Mrs. Harry D Cleveland, Ohio. 

Cushman, Janette Allen TeKonsha, Mich. 

Cushman, Jessie M Minneapolis, Minn. 

Corbett, Anna Leldy New Bethlehem, Pa. 

D 

Davidson, Ensebia Noyer Port Huron, Mich. 

De Lamarter, Elsie Lansing, Mich. 

Dickie, Mary Albion, Mich. 

Dissette, Fannie Detroit, Mich. 

Diabrow, Grace G Addison, Mich. 

Defendorf, Florence Reynolds Dowagiac, Mich. 

Drown, Lucretia Elko, Nevada. 

Dunbar, Blanche Bryant Adrian, Mich. 

E 

Echlin, Daisy Luell "The Bryn Mahr," New York City, N. Y. 

Eggleston, Nina Marshall, Mich. 



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F 

Fall, Florence Albion, Mich. 

Falrchlld, Minnie Three Rivers, Mich. 

Fellows, Mabel Nix Homer, Mich. 

Fenn, Jean Whltcomb 1170 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

French, Blanche Sherwood, Mich. 

G 

Garfield, Marlon Howlett Albion, Mich. 

Gamett, Lalome ■ Mobile, Alabama. 

Goldberry, Katie Roode Qulncy, Mich. 

Goodenow, Georgia Albion, Mich. 

Goodenow, Malzie Albion, Mich. 

Granger, Katheryn Albion, Mich. 

♦Grant, Nell Margaret. 

♦Gullck, Hattle Lovejoy. 

Gunnels, Dorothy Toledo, Ohio. 

H 

Hall, Flora Adgate Ionia, Mich. 

Hamblln, Ada Dickie 80 Garfield Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Handy, Allda Roberta Bay City. Mich. 

Harrington, Cora Belle 302 First St., Jackson, Mich. 

Harris, Katheryn Brandon Toledo, Ohio. 

Hennlng, Florence Woodhaus Detroit, Mich. 

Hough, Helen Nancy Albion, Mich. 

Howey, Gertrude May Lake City, Mich. 

Hume, Ida Bllllnghurst Muskegon, Mich. 

HUl, Olah Albion, Mich. 

Hubbard, Maude Armstrong Detroit, Mich. 

I 
Ives, Hattle Chicago, III. 

J 
Jacobs, Mabel Butler Battle Creek, Mich. 

K 

Keech, Mabel Louise Philadelphia, Pa. 

Kinsman, Ethel M Calumet. Mich. 

Knickerbocker, Louise Lane Marshall, Mich. 

Koonsman, Mildred Leah Lansing, Mich. 

L 

Landig, Lulu Kellar 62d St., Chicago, 111. 

Laughlin, Dorothy McLellan Galesburg, 111. 

Leldy, Anna E New Bethleham. Pa. 

Leonard, Belle Flske Albion, Mich. 

Loder, Belle Albion, Mich. 

Lend, Alto Allen Albion, Mich. 

Lovejoy, Nellie Valentine Saginaw, Mich. 

Lovell, B. Ethel Menominee, Mich. 

M 

Master, Mary Marguerite Ypsllantl, M'ch. 

Maker, Delia Morgan Minneapolis, Mina. 

McCllntock, Louise Blrchard Detroit, Mich. 

McDonald, Ethel Calkins Chicago, 111. 

McDonald, Winifred * Cadillac, Mich. 



182 T H E L Y R E 

McDougall, Elizabeth Perkins Albion, Mich. 

McHattie, Addie Cedar Springs, Mich. 

Miller, Cleora Athea Albion, Mich. 

Miller, Elizabeth Avery Phelps, N. Y. 

Miller, Hortense Osomun Port Huron, Mich. 

Mills, Glenna Shantz Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Miner, Percival. 

Moore, Josephine Parker Fondolac, Wis. 

Mosher, Margaret D Albion, Mich. 

McLellan, Georglana Gale Albion, Mich. 

Mitchell, May Agnes Bay City, Mich. 

N 

Newark, Caroline Elizabeth Cadillac, Mich. 

Newcomer, Daisie Bell Monroe, Mich. 

Nicholas, Madge Estelle East Jordan, Bftlch. 

Niggeman, Henrietta Crosswell, Mich. 

Niles, Lucia McMaster Chicago, 111. 

Noble, Clara Engle Chicago, 111. 

O 
Osgood, Daisy St Johns, Mich. 

P 

Parmenter, Belle Simpson Petoskey, Mich. 

Perine, Susie Adaline Albion, Bftlch. 

Perine, Mary Lucinda Albion, Mich. 

Pratt, Eva Lucy Albion. 

R 

Ramsdell, Nella Blanche Albion, Mich. 

Reid, Jennie Dickinson Faulktown, S. D. 

Reynolds, Harriett F Albion, Mich. 

Rogers, Daisy Hudson, Mich. 

8 

Scotten, Anna Detroit, Mich. 

Shanley, Bessie Marie Albion, Mich. 

Shedd, Pearl Frambes Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Sherk, Mildred Ethelynn Crosswell, Mich. 

Smith, Belle Merrill Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Smith. Bessie Tefft Detroit. Mich. 

Smith, KitUe Eggeston Hillsdale, Mich. 

Smith, Elizabeth Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Snell, Maude. Elgin, 111. 

Sprague, Delia Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Spence, Minnie Lewis Oberlin, Ohio. 

Stewart, Clarissa Dickie Albion, Mich. 

Suylandt. Anna May Gadwin, Mich. 

Symes, Florence Howey McBain, Mich. 

Stewart, Mattie Miller Marine City, Mich. 

T 

Thomas, Nellie Smith St. Clair, Mich. 

Tinney, Eva Marzolf '. Stillsvllle. Mich. 

Townsend, Belle Miller Champaign, III. 

Travis. Cora Traverse City, Mich. 

Triphagen, Edna Marian Mulliken, Mich. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 183 

Taylor, Habel D Ludlngton, Mich. 

TuTentine, Blin.Gustafson 262 W. 43d St., New York, N. T. 

V 

Vary, EBmma Phelps Battle Creek, Mich. 

W 

Watson, Myrtle Cedar Springs, Mich. 

Welsh, Winifred Estelle Homer, Mich. 

Whitcomb, Rose Abemathy Philadelphia, Pa. 

White, Florence Hoag I>etroit, Mich. 

White, Theo. I Bay City, Mich. 

Wilcox, Madge Ella Ludington, Mich. 

Willis, Orpha Owondago, Mich. 

Wolfe, Mame Harris Flint. Mich. 

Woodworth, Ora Verona Detroit, Mich. 

Wright, Lottie Weed Lake Odessa, Mich. 

PLEDGED MEMBERS. 

Atwood, Katherine Shellan 354 Mass. Ave., Buffalo, N. T. 

Cary, Clara Shotwell Detroit, Mich. 

Coster, Elisabeth Pana, 111. 

Foster, Mabel L 21 Grand Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

Freeman, Jeanette Manistee, Mich. 

Modie, Bessie Allen 67 Dwight Ave., Grand Rapids, Mich. 

llumford, Lena Crosby Lansing, Mich. 

Osborne, Sadie A South Bend, Ind. 

Rockafellow, Lulu Carson City, Mich. 

GAMMA 

CHARTER MEMBERS. 
^Burdock, Mae. 

Casper, Lissie Stein Walla Walla, Wash. 

Qabin, Lulu Piatt Clark, S. D. 

Stanfbrd, Mary Chicago, 111. 

Sutterfleld, Mary Estheryille, la. 

Weller, Jeanette Marshall Omaha, Neb. 

Walker, Mary Chicago, 111. 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS. 
Hyoe, Lodie. 

Haines, Ina Mae Evanston, 111. 

Kirkham, Mrs. 

Watson, Regina Chicago, 111. 

INITIATES. 

A 

Abbott, Carrie Woods Schuyler, Neb. 

Atwood, Louise Beloit, Kansas. 

B 

Bartholomew, Laura Michigan City. 

Brenneman, Hedwig Peru, 111. 

Brown, Leila Skillars Los Angeles, Cal. 

*Bolan Marguerite. 

Beckett, Winnie Chicago, 111. 

Botsford, Alice Grannis Los Angeles, Cal. 

Brown, Btfael Llllyblade San Francisco, Cal. 



184 THE LYRE 

Board, Llspeth Phelps Port Huron, Mich. 

Boiley, Mabel Cleamute, Kanaas. 

Bradstreet, Elizabeth Tompkins Branston, HI. 

Beeman, Cora Waukon, la. 

Barlow, Mabel Bethany, Missoiiri. 

C 

Chester, Laura Budlong Bowmansyille, ni. 

Chaffee, Theodora Evanston, HI. 

Caldwell, Frances Chicago, ni. 

D 

Dennis, Myrta McKeen Branston, 111. 

DeGroff, Hazel Spring Valley, m. 

E 
Ericson, Grace Evanston, m. 

F 

Ford, Ethel Ravenswood, lU. 

Q 

Gamble, Grace Slaughter Omaha, Neb. 

Grafton, Fannie Evanston, HI. 

Gould, Christmas Olney, HI. 

Gwine, Clara L Waukegan, m. 

Girton, Edith A Madison, S. D. 

Gillan Fannie B WeUington, HI. 

Gainer, Sarah E Helena, Montana. 

H 

Hathaway, Kate D Rochelle, HI. 

Ham, Suzanne Mulford Washington, D. C. 

Hayes, Edith Gordon Chicago, Dl. 

Hanson, Cordelia L 766 Chase Ave., Rogers Park, 111. 

Hough, Jane Jackson, Mich. 

Hinckley, Blanche Hughes Sheridan Park, Chicago, HI. 

Howard. Nina Kellog Plainfleld, N. J. 

Hansen, Emma L Rogers Park, Chicago. 

Hardcastle, Romaine Evanston, Dl. 

Hinman, Esther Belaire, Mich. 

Hopwood, Grace Evanston, ni. 

Hines, Ina Mae E«vanston, m. 

I 

Inglls, Ruth Wilbur, Wash. 

Isbester, Esther Denver, CoL 

J 

Jones, Mable A Evanston, Dl. 

Jones, Blanche ." Canton, 111. 

K 

Kinkade, Agatha Lanark, Dl. 

Kuhl, Florence Harris Beardston, 111. 

Kindig, Valeria Lyre Chicago, 111. 

Kidder. Irenea Stevens Evanston, m. 

Klngery, Stella Chamblin Oak Park, 111. 

Kirkham. Eleanor. 

Kuhn, Ethel Audubon, la. 



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L 

Laraen, Beesle Grant St. Paul. Minn. 

Undner, Bess Mattoon, 111. 

M 

Maxwell, Jeanette Evans Winona, Minn. 

Morgan, Gamble Helen Perry, Iowa. 

McCorkle, Athlena. 

Mclntyre Mildred Memphis, Tenn. 

Martin, Amy Minneapolis, Minn. 

Mitchell, Beulah Hough Evanston, 111. 

Miller, Corine Holbrook 238 Lincoln Park, Chicago. 

Moulton, Matie Vaughn Deadwood, S. D. 

Madson, Mabel Dunn Chicago, 111. 

Marshall, Mary Evanston, 111. 

Marshall, Julia S Evanston, 111. 

N 
Newgard, Alice Rogers Park, 111. 

O 
O'Brien, Loretta Evanston, 111. 

P 

Patrick, Elizabeth Des Moines, Iowa. 

Parkinson, Ella Mt. Carmel, 111. 

Pratt, Marian Ewall Evanston, 111. 

Pratt, Ida Rogers Park, 111. 

Pickerson, May Laken, 111. 

Patterson, Francis Meredith Memphis, Tenn. 

Porter, Bertha Apple River, 111. 

Paulas, Viola Chicago, 111. 

R 
Rising, Pearl. 

Ramage, Barbara Strickler McGregor, Iowa. 

Reed, Eva Brown Dwight, 111. 

Richardson, Grace 106 Buena Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Rowley, Cornelia Porter Rogers Park, 111. 

8 

Schmidt, M. Kramis Mankato, Minn. 

Strong, Ella F Waukegan, 111. 

Skiff, Blanche. 

Schock, Arta Bellows 408 X. Y. Block, Seattle, Wash. 

Scott, Gene McGregor, la. 

Siller, Mabel H Evanston, 111. 

Smith, Mae I Kewanee, 111. 

Seigers, Cora 1944 Oakdale Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Scales, Katherine Buena Park, 111. 

Scales, Elisabeth Buena Park, UU 

Smith, Christine Atwood Chicago, 111. 

Siebach, Marie Peru, 111. 

T 

Trumble, Edna Stanton Marinette, Wis. 

Titus, Marion Grand Forks, N. D. 

V 
Vose, Mary R Evanston, 111. 



186 T H E L Y R E 

W 

Wayman, El Freda Coleman Muskogee, Ind. Ter. 

Wykoff, Lillian Liller 528 West Aye., Wnmette, HI. 

Williams, Maude Wimmer Perry, Iowa. 

Wemple, Nonle Waverly, HI. 

Wooley, Florence Childs Bvanston, HI. 

Whallon, Irene Snyder Altoona, Pa. 

Wemple, Edith Waverly, HI. 

White, Marie Evanston, HI. 

White, Louise Evanston, 111. 

Williams, Rachel Senaca, Kan. 

Y 

Young, Ella L 610 Greenleaf St., Bvanston, HI. 

Young, Adolyne Richardson Bonam, Texas. 



DELTA 

CHARTER MEMBERS. 

Brown, Antoinette Snyder Meadville, Pa. 

Evans, Ruby Krick Kane, Pa. 

Osgood, Zannie Tate Marseilles, 111. 

Robinson, Mae Bredin Tidlonete, Pa. 

Stevens, Fern Pickard New York, N. Y. 

Tate, Elizabeth Boise City, Idaho. 

Tinker, Etta Mary Detroit, Mich. 

HONORARY MEMBERS. 

Decca, Madame Marie Washington, D. C. 

Hull, Jewia O Meadville, Pa. 

INITIATES. 

A 

Andrews, Jennie McMaster Hartstown, Pa. 

B 

Baker, Katherine Warren, Pa. 

Bowen, Margaret Barber Meadville, Pa. 

Byers, Frances Cooperstown, Pa. 

Bates, Florence Meadville, Pa. 

Borland, Anna OH City, Pa. 

Brock, Mary Gibson Meadville, Pa. 

Brady, Mayme Goodnough 26 Westwood Ave., Lakewood, Ohio. 

Bash, Vera Beaver, Pa. 

C 

Cribbs, Bertha Oil City, Pa. 

Cowan, Lillian Apollo, Pa. 

Church, Agnes Pearson Meadville, Pa. 

Crissman, Nell Pearl Swickly, Pa. 

Crumliss Mabel Muse West Newton, Pa. 

Carlburg, Dora Waters Union City, Pa. 

Clark, Mabel Adam Greensburg, Pa. 

Crissman, Jess Sewickly, Pa. 

Crawford, E. Mabelle New Castle, Pa. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 187 

D 

Dick, Mrs. John Meadville, Pa. 

Donnelly, Elizabeth McAllister Mifflin, Pa. 

Dunbar, M3rrta Knox, Pa. 

Dermitt, Edith Watsons Run, Pa. 

Davis, Nell Wllkinsburg, Pa. 

Davenport, Lydia Cleveland, Ohio. 

E 

Evans, Sara Francis New York, N. T. 

Ensign, Fredericka Trax Meadville, Pa. 

Everson, Marian Wellsville, Ohio. 

F 

Fair, Lee E Oil City. Pa. 

♦Foote, Mary Rhoda. 

Faber, Elsie Kiefer Bellone, Pa. 

Faas, Ethelivyn Porter Pittsburg, Pa. 

Frost, Amy Luck S Pittsburgh, Tenn. 

Farr, Anna M Raymore, Mo. 

Q 

Graham, Mary Thorpe Meadville, Pa. 

Gummson, Harriet McLaughlin Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Gamble, Nelle White Meadville, Pa. 

Gates, Pearl Wilkins Union City, Pa. 

H 

Hay, Lou Blodgett Youngsville, Pa. 

Hunter, Jennie Ogden 428 Oak St., Chicago, 111. 

Harper, Florence Esther Meadville, Pa. 

Hollister, Carrie Gaston East Palestine, O. 

Holmes, Grace Hammond 210 Fitch St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Hampson Mabel Beyer Wllkinsburg, Pa. 

Hempstead, Eleanor Brush Indianapolis, Ind. 

Howe, Mary Meadville, Pa. 

Hammond, Lyda Barron Bolivar, Pa. 

Hall, Ella Lovell Fairmount, W. Va. 

Harper, Frances Butler, Pa. 

Hewey, Olga Punxatawny, Pa. 

I 
Irwin, Rebie Hood New York, N. Y. 

J 
Johnson, Effle Sherred Greenville, Pa. 

K 

Kesler, Evylyn Bright Greenville, Pa. 

Kent, Lauretta Bamaby Byrome City, N. J. 

Kelky, Lina Hollenbeak Springboro, Pa. 

L 

Lenhardt, Ada Leona Jersey City, N. J. 

Laffler, Gertrude Sackett Meadville, Pa. 

Love, Clara Maxwell Independence, Kan. 

Laird, Lois McMullen Hattersburg, Miss. 

liOrd, Catherine Mary Meadville, Pa.. 

Long, Belle Chase Greenville, Pa. 

Lillard, Theo. White Brooklyn, N. Y. 



188 THE LYRE 

Lord, Clara Louise Meadyille, Pa. 

Lefflngwell. C. Mabelle Cleveland, Ohio. 

Leet Vesta Greenville, Pa. 

Linn, Elizabeth P West Newton, Pa. 

Lane, Arline MeadviUe, Pa. 

M 

McGill, Jene Robson Lake View, Cal. 

Merchant, Jessie Meadville, Pa. 

Moore, Mary Millicent Summerville, Pa. 

McCartney Helen Howe. . . : Greenville, Pa. 

McAllister Eleanor ." . . .West Newton, Pa. 

McCord, Bertha Wellsburg W. Va. 

Miller, A. Maude Meadville, Pa. 

Macklowell, Alice C Meadville, Pa. 

Marsh, Ruby Ironville, Pa. 

Moore, Ethel Meadville, Pa. 

Moore, Florence L Meadville, Pa. 

McClean, Mabel Union City, Pa. 

N 
Nutt, Suzanne Porter 2049 Ashland Ave., Toledo, Ohio. 

O 

Ogden, Gertrude Helen 807 Fine Art Bldg., Chicago, 111. 

Orris, Helen Dudley Buffalo, N. Y. 

P 

Porter, Caroline Virginia Toronto, Canada. 

Pentz, Edith Moore Canton, Ohio. 

Powell, Helen Edsall Nashville, Tenn. 

Pendleton, Flora Metz, W. Va. 

Prindle, Elizabeth Patton 146 Elm St, BaUvia, 111. 

Porter, Juvenilia Olivia New York, N. Y. 

Porter, Myrta Beaver, Pa. 

Parsons, Caroline Chatteroi, Pa. 

R 

Ramsey, Bird Knight New Brighton, Pa. 

Ray, Anna Clemson Meadville, Pa. 

Robson, Harriet Veith Detroit, Mich. 

Roddy, Edith Jeannette Meadville, Pa. 

Robinson, Flora Eastman Kane, Pa. 

Roberts, Mary Meadville, Pa. 

8 

Seigle, Charlotte Weber New Brighton, Pa. 

Slgendall, Myrtle Sheldon Springboro, Pa. 

Sockett, Bertha Meadville, Pa. 

Stephenson, Blanche Utica, Pa. 

Strlckler. Marian Miller Corry. Pa. 

Smith, Helen Knight Wheeling, W. Va. 

Swan, Ruth Anna Meadville, Pa. 

Steffner, E. Mae Meadville, Pa. 

T 

Tyler. Elizabeth Reed Meadville, Pa. 

Taylor, Alta Moyer New York. 

Timmins, Harriet Rea Fargo, N. D. 

Trax, Helen-. '. Meadville, Pa. 



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W 

Wianans, Esther Rich Seattle, Wash. 

Wright, Jennie Homed Monessen, Pa. 

Wald, Adelaide Wilson Guy's Mills, Pa. 

Walters, Carrie Marie Nashville, Tenn. 

Y 

Toiing, Caroline Byer Dayton, Pa. 

Toungson, Elizabeth Meadville, Pa. 

PLEDGED MEMBERS. 

Jack, Ella May Apollo, Pa. 

Nichols, Marie Spring Creek, Pa. 



EPSILON 

CHARTER MEMBERS. 

Garrett, Bertie Phelps 1701 W. Adams St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Johns, Lulu Clara 2637 Francis St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Keep, Cornelia, R. Germany. 

Snarely, Flora Parker 1042 W. 24th St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Vancleve, Louise Davies. 940 W. 37th St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

HONORARY MEMBERS. 
Yaw, Ellen Beach Europe. 

INITIATES. 

Abbot, Delia Hoppin 628 W. Pico St, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Barrow, Flora M 3040 Key West, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Burton, Nellie. 

Chalfin, Mattie Mabel 317 W. 31st St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Elliot, Margaret Cook Compton, Cal. 

Gothard, Ina Lewis Burbank, Cal. 

Hardwick, Loanna Mae. 

Hawley, Maude Lawrence 711 W. 36th St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Johnson, Etha Kepner Topeka, Kan. 

Millard, Ora 2716 La Salle Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Mann, Mary Alice Arizona. 

MacEwen, Lillian Whetton San Francisco, Cal. 

McArthur, Myrtle Agnes Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

McMillan, Carrie 3509 Hough Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Neff, Essie Maude 3456 Wesley Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Reid, Olive Baringer 1323 Arapahoe St, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Reese, Ema Gilbert 1717 Griffith Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Smith, Marie Luella 677 West Lake Ave., Los Angeles. 

Trowbridge, Carrie Adelaide 221 W. Jefferson St., Los Angeles. 

Wheeler, Nellie Green Oakland. Cal. 

White, Jessie Leone Davies 499 N. Las Robles Ave., Pasadena, Cal. 

PLEDGED MEMBERS. 

Cook, Margaret Compton, Cal. 

MacKenzie, Gertrude. 



190 T H E L Y R E 

ZETA 

CHARTER MEMBERS. 

Buchanan, Bertha Thompson. Loflin, Helen M. 

Ellis, Elsie Louise. Ldgoumey, Belle M. 

Evans, Nelle Durand. Wood, Jessie Belle. 

Lewis, Susan Anna. 

HONORARY MEMBERS. 

Beach, Mary Cheney Boston, Mass. 

Lang, Margaret Ruthven Boston, Mass. 

Szumowska, Antonette J. Adamonski. .169 Walnut St., Brookline, Ifass. 
Wilson, Helen Hopekirk Brookline, Mass. 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS. 

Brandt, Pauline Woltman. Stanaway, Mabel A. 

Flanders, Mary Ayers. Thompson, Sarah M. 

Nelson, Clara Tourgee. 

INITIATES. 
A 

Armstrong Mary C Bowling Green, Ky. 

B 

Ball, Susan Lewis 9 Park Vale St, Brookline, Mass. 

Bradford, Helen Laflin Milwaukee, Wis. 

Bernard, Helen Kennett Square, Penn. 

Brandenbourg, Olga. 

Bowden, Girlie M Bessemer, Mich. 

Best, Blanche Laura Valley Falls, Ark. 

Bates, Elizabeth Cambridge, Mass. 

Bull, Lillian Winnepeg, Canada. 

Byrde, Winifred Selem, Oregon. 

C 

Campbell, Florence Wheat Lima, Ohio. 

Collin, Helen Maud Rochester, Minn. 

Crafts, Blanche Blue Hill Parkway, Mattapan. 

D 

Dixon, Elsie Elliss Brookfleld, Mass. 

Drunkle, Estelle McFarlan Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

Dailey, Elma Cleyeland Houston, Texas. 

Davidson, Mabel Ft. Worth, Texas. 

Damon, Gertrude Boston, Mass. 

Daniels, Louise .Boston, Mass. 

E 

Evans, Nelle Durand 14 Queens Gate Terrace, London, England. 

Evans, Annita London, England. 

Egleston, Ethel Elizabeth Caldwell, Idaho. 

Ely, Bessie Chapman Newton, BCass. 

Ellis, Elsie Louise Providence, R. L 

Edmond, Caroline Trenton, N. J. 

F 

Farnum, Emma Faye MacGregor, Iowa. 

Farel, Lade Marie Titusville, Pa. 

Freeman, Edith G Wayne, PlL 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA }91 

Q 

Oannley, Irene Spencer Great Falls, Montana. 

Griffin, Edith Manchester 156 Clifford St., Providence, R. I. 

Giles, Bertha L EHlsworth, Maine. 

Gage, Alpha Wintzer Warren, Pa. 

H 

Howe, Laura A. Logansport, Ind. 

Heaton, Fannie Cicero, Tex. 

Hopper, Luow Lafayette, Ind. 

Hazeltine, Florence Ripon, Wis. 

Handy, Bymie Monroe, La. 

J 

Johnson, Violet Truell Truell Court, Plainfield, N. J. 

Jarvis, Anne Burgess Ft. Worth, Tex. 

K 

Kimbark, Mary Johnson 47 Brevoort Place, Brookljm, N. Y. 

Kidd, Mary Carson Houston, Tex. 

Keyea, Eva B. 

L 

Little, Bertha Buchanan 483 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 

Ligoumey, Belle 134 Olive St, New Haven, Conn. 

Lynder, Agnes E Philadelphia, Pa. 

Lawrence, Nelle Jones Cleveland, Ohio. 

M 

MacCracken, Mary Patterson Munich, Germany. 

Mayo, Elizabeth B Dunkirk, New York. 

Miller, Lilla Johnson Americus, Ga. 

McCtean, Grace Phillips Cleveland, Ohio 

Middaugh, Ethel Alberts Alfred, N. Y. 

McCranie, Pearl Sherwood Homer, La. 

Mork, Lilly P Owotonna, Minn. 

•Medora, Edith P. 

Morton, Sarah Delano New Bedford, Mass. 

Mackay, Marian A Tampa, Fla. 

McMillan, Lillyan Beverley, Tenn. 

Marti, Alma New Ulm, Minn. 

N 
Norris, Lizzie Warner Cumberland, Md. 

O 
Osborne, Estella Hibbard Chicago, 111. 

P 

Prince, Edith Stualey Carlisle, Pa. 

Plttman, Elizabeth Henderson, N. C. 

Parlout, Mabel Cleveland, Ohio. 

R 
^Rennyson, Gertrude Margaret . .with Savage English Opera Co. en Tour. 

Rucker, Lora Lewis 2751 W. 32d St., Denver, Colorado. 

Rich, Rebecca Alice Winterpark, Fla. 

Hansons, Anna Wellington, Ohio. 

Ripley, Blanche .^ North Grafton, Mass. 

Reynolds, Annie M. *. Ft. Worth, Texas. 



192 T H E L Y R E 

8 

Stanley, Carol B Frederick, Md. 

Schmidt, Caroline Las Vegas, New Mexico. 

Sincere, Jessie Wood 443 Vincennes Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Smith, Alice Parker The Townsend, Middleton, N. Y. 

South, Spicie Belle Frankfort, Kentucky. 

Smedes, Margaret H Raleigh, N. Carolina. 

Sterling, Annie Bull Winnipeg, Canada. 

Samuels, May Ft. Worth, Texas. 

SpofTord, EUatheda Coldwater, Mich. 

Smith, Maud Wehh Parlin, N. J. 

T 
Templeton, Katherine Greenyille, Pa. 

U 

Upcraf t, Margaret E National Park Seminary, Washington, D. C. 

Uhl, Hettie Elliott Logansport, Ind. 

V 

Vass, Eleanor M Raleigh, N. Carolina. 

Van Buskirk, Winifred Logansport, Ind. 

W 

Willing, Jessie McNair Ft Leavenworth, Kan. 

Weil, Estelle Burgheim Alexandria, La. 

Watkin, Marian Dallas, Texas. 

Wilson, Margaret Pittshurg, Pa. 

Waller, Clara Bull Winnipeg, Canada. 

Walk, Alice Billings, Montana. 

Wood, Grace Worcester, Mass. 

Wilson, Ida C. 

PLEDGED MEMBERS. 

Reed, Alice. 



ETA 

Bartol, Belle Lewisburg, Pa. 

Gilbert, Amy Elysburg, Pa. 

Hirsch, Jessie Steiner Lewisburg, Pa. 

Kerstetter, Mary Woods Lewisburg, Pa. 

•Paulin, Ida List Lewisburg, Pa. 



THETA 

CHARTER MEMBERS. 

Bartholemew, Winifred Charlvoix. Mich. 

Condon, Lydia E Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Green, Virginia Fiske Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Mothersill, Rachel McKenzie Zion City, 111. 

Nichols, Flora Koch Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Spruce, Florence Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Tutzy, Marion Daniel / . .Ann Arbor, Mich. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 193 

HONORARY MEMBERS. 

Adele, Ans Der Ohi. 

INITIATES. 

A 
Allen, Louise Ypsllantl, Mich. 

B 

Baker, Helen I Lansing, Mich. 

Blanchard, Josephine Buffalo, N. T. 

Bovee, Mary Tinker New York, N. Y. 

Bobb, Florence E Holleywood, Cal. 

Blssel, Maude Miller # Lakeview, Mich. 

Butler, Faith Frankfort, Mich. 

Bumihaus, Ora Bond Chicago, 111. 

Bradley, Louise ^ Palo Alto, Cal. 

Butler, Bonnibel K \ Frankfort, Mich. 

Bruce, Mary E Lafayette, Ind. 

Bedford, Mattie L Charlvoix, Mich. 

Burkhart, Vera Louise Buffalo, N. Y. 

Bacon, Mabel Chelsea, Mich. 

Benedict, Mary KiUmaster Port Haven, Mich. 

C 

Cheever, Arllne Valette Chicago, 111. 

Carlson, Ruth Cushman Rapid River, Mich. 

Clemens, Florence R Ann Arbor, Mich. 

D 
Donville, Mary Claudine. West Allis, Wis. 

E 
Etdres, Maude Manistee, Mich. 

F 
Fisher, Merriam Reynolds Walla Walla, Wash. 

Q 

Greene, Mabel Fairbank Detroit, Mich. 

Goeschel, Elizabeth Bay City, Mich. 

Germonde, Mandrelle M Cleveland, O. 

Goeschel, Persis Saginaw, Mich. 

Goeschel, Eleanor H Saginaw, Mich. 

H 

Horver, Gertrude Montegue Kansas City, Mo. 

Hovey, Ivy Susan Tacoma, Wash. 

Hannah, Alice Weinstein Phillipsburg, Mont. 

Hilliker, Nellie. Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Hoff, Addle C Ann Arbor. Mich. 

Hale, F. Mame Ann Arbor, Mich. 

HInkle, Ollna Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hamer, Grace Lynn Traverse City, Mich. 

Holmes, Enid Chelsea, Mich. 

I 
Isbell, Mabel Beatrice Jackson, Mich. 

J 
Jones, Isla Helen Grand Rapids, Mich. 



194 T H E L Y R E 

K 

Kinsley, Lydia E Manistee, Mich. 

Keys, Helen Day Glendale, Ohio. 

Kyer, Mrs. Reine Lang Ann Arbor, Mich. 

M 

Miller, Mabel Heath Duluth, Minn. 

Marsell, Fern Hibbing, Minn. 

Murfin, Josephine H Ann Arbor, MiclL 

O 

Overpack, Nellie Manistee, Mich. 

O'Hara, Frances Loley Toledo, Ohio. 

P 
Potter, Florence B ' Ann Arbor, Mich. 

R 
Rolfe, Alice Bailey Philadelphia, Penn. 

8 

Simmons, Edith E Detroit, Mich. 

Sturn, Helen Paris, France. 

'Schuyler, Nellie Pauline Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Smith, Leslie O Schoolcraft, Mich. 

Starret, Alza Detroit, Mich. 

Stimson, Leda Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Sink, Mabelle R Ann Arbor, Mich. 

SherfBns, Laura D EvansYille, Ind. 

T 

Taylor, Mabel D Grass Lake, Mich. 

Trowbridge, Nellie Big Rapids, Mich. 

V 
Van Vorhis, Louise Evanston, 111. 

W 

Wilcox, Myrtle E Hancock, Minn. 

WoodruiT, Vera Hall Bay City, Mich. 

Waddell, Margaret A Minneapolis, Minn. 

Z 
Zeity, Charlotte E Minneapolis, Minn. 

PLEDGED. 

Flske, Ethel Detroit, Mich. 

Green, Frances Big Rapids, Mich. 

Tallagher, Helen Manistee, Mich. 

Hardin, Nora Chicago, 111. 

Snover, Bernice Port Huron, Mich. 

IOTA 

CHARTER MEMBERS. 

Collins, Edra Urbana, III. 

Fernle, Alison Marlon Philadelphia, Pa. 

Fuller, Emma Quinley Urbana, III. 

Draper, Charlotte Albany, N. Y. 

Daniels, Eunice Dean Urbana, 111. 

Gere, Clare Champaign, III. 

Klnley, Kate Neal Urbana, DL 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 195 

INITIATES. 

A 

AzbUl. Ethel White Water, Wis. 

Alllflon, May Champaign, 111. 

B 

Bean, Elsie Blue Mound, HI. 

Baker, Imo Champaign, 111. 

Baker, Alice Decatur, 111. 

Bryan, Helen Champaign, 111. 

Breneman, Mae Uurbana, ni. 

Burril, Irene Urbana, 111. 

Busey, Frank ..Urbana, 111. 

Barker, Mary Chicago, 111. 

Beebe, Wilma Kankakee, HI. 

Barnard, Lela Chicago, 111. 

Breckenridge, Blanche Urbana, HI. 

Breckenrldge, Gladys Urbana, 111. 

Busey, Kate Urbana, ni. 

Bushong, Mabel Danville, Ind. 

C 

Collins, Edora Urbana, HI. 

Chester, Mabel Champaign, 111. 

Carey, Alice LaGrange, ni. 

Carr, Flora Saginaw, Mich. 

D 

Daniels, Eunice Urbana, ni. 

Draper, Charlotte Albany, N. Y. 

E 
EiWing, Grace .St Joseph, Mo. 

F 

Femie, Alison. Philadelphia, Pa. 

Fisher, Clara Champaign, 111. 

Freeman, Jessie Champaign, 111. 

Q 

Gere, Clara Champaign, 111. 

Gregg, Ina Tuscola, 111. 

Oroflns, Marjorie Chicago, 111. 

H 

Hayward, Mabel Ottawa, 111. 

Hardin, Josephine Woodine Peoria, 111. 

Heath, Lillian White Heath, HI. 

J 

Juthon, Mary Busey. Oak Hill, 111. 

K 

Klnley, Kate Urbana, 111. 

L 

Lewis, Mannie Fairburg, 111. 

Lilliman, Henrietta Toulon, HI. 

M 

Mann, Jessie Oak Park, 111. 

Medbury, Olin Reynoldsburg, Ohio. 



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Maserve, Gladys , Robinson, m. 

McGinley, Gertrude Knowles Moaweque, IlL 

P 
Palmer. Anna Urbana, IlL 

R 

Robinette, Eva Urbana, 111. 

Rothget, Katheryn Nelson Champaign, 111. 

8 

Stevenson. Bess Urbana, 111. 

Shipley. Alta Petersburg. 111. 

W 

Walters, Bertha Woodstock, 111. 

Wellepp, Lila Cisco. 111. 

Wittlinger, Emma Decatur, Dl. 

Williams, Florence Chicago, 111. 

Wright, Eleanor Toulon, 111. 

Wright, Helen Toulon, IlL 

Wyeth, Ola Charleston, 111. 

PLEDGED. 

Bryan, Bess Champaign, 111. 

Lewis. Lucy Danville, IlL 

Molt. Imma Mowbray Chicago, IlL 



KAPPA 

CHARTER MEMBERS. 

Conclin, Esther East Troy, Wis. 

Davis, Elizabeth 591 Spruce St., Morgantown, W. Va. 

Fryette. Leora .Edgerton, Wis. 

McGrew. Julia Morgantown, W. Va. 

Swenson, Edna G Madison, Wis. 

Toenninges. Elizabeth Patton DeKalb, IlL 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS. 

McMurphy. Russel South La JoUa, Cal. 

Regan. Alice 321 Hamilton Ave., Madison, Wis. 

INITIATES. 

Alford. Hazel W. Dayton St., Madison, Wis. 

Alford, Alice W. Dayton St., Madison, Wis. 

Dixon. Sarah Waukesha, Wis. 

Langlors, Emrette Madison, Wis. 

Morgan. Sarah 141 Butler St, Madison, Wis. 

Rueth. Anna Madison, Wis. 

Theobald. Almina Mae Mifflin St.. Madison, Wis. 

Van Epps, Mabel Comanche, Iowa. 

Winden, Grace S. Butler St., Madison, Wis. 

PLEDGED. 

Latu, Ida C 1204 Rutledge St.. Madison, Wis. 

^Deceased. 



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CONTENTS 



THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 18i 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 186 

CONVENTION PICTURE (Half Tone) 188 

CONVENTION 189 

HOME OF ALPHA. GREENCASTLE, IND. (Half Tone) . . 194 

ADDRESS MADE BY DR. HUGHES 196 

RECEPTION HALL AND ROOMS OP ALPHA, 

(Half Tone) 200 

(MEETINGS 201 

REPORT OF FIFTH INTER-SORORITY CONFERENCE 202 

EDITORIALS 210 

CHAPTEIR LETTERS- 
ALPHA 211 

BETA 212 

DELTA 214 

EPSILON 214 

ZETA .: 216 

THETA 216 

KAPPA 218 

ALUMNAE NOTES 219 

PERSONALS 219 

EXCHANGES 222 

MORE ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL FRATERNITIES 222 

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EDITOR. 
Mrs. Elma Patton Wade, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 

ASSISTANT EDITOR. 
Jennie McHatton, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

Alpha — Mayme Winans 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Bessie M. Shanley 405 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Blanche Ballamy Willard Hall, Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — ^Vera Bash Hulings Hall, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — Carrie Trowbridge . . College of Music, Los Angeles, California 
Zeta — Gertrude Damon . . 144 Hemenway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — Louise Van Voorhis 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — Gladys Breckinridge. . .1005 W. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa — Anna Rueth Chadbourne Hall, Madison, Wisconsin 

Alpha Alpha— Mrs. Ora Bond Burham Chicago, Illinois 

Beta Beta — Mrs. Ella Hill Thompson, 

41 West Drive, Woodruff Place, Indianapolis 



ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 

FOUNDED 1885 



GRAND COUNCIL. 

President — Kate L. Calkins. ..316 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 
Vice-President-Inspector — Mrs. Richard Tennant 

824 South Fifth Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 

Secretary — Marcia Clarke Howell, 

802 University Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Treasurer — Laura A. Howe 912 North Street, Logansport, Indiana 

Historian — Mabel H. Siller 716 Clark Street, Evanston, Illinois 

Editor of Lyre— Mrs. Will H. Wade 

2236 Ashland Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana 

Assistant Editor — ^Jennie McHatton Julien Ave., Irylngton 



DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 

Alpha — DePauw 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — ^Albion College Albion, Michigan 

Qanuna — ^Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Allegheny College Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Bpsilon — College of Music, University of Southern California, 

Los Angeles 

Zeta — ^New England Conservatory of Music Boston, Massachosetta 

Theta — University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — University of Illinois Champaign, lUinois 

Kappa — University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 



CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES. 

Alpha — Pearl Fuller 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Cleora Miller 409 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Hedwig Brenneman Willard Hall, Evanston, Illlnoia 

Delta — ^Alice McDowell North Main Street, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon— iMaud Howley 711 W. 35th Street, Los Angeles, California 

Zeta— Hilda Swartz 129 Heminway St, Boston, Mass. 

Theta— Lucile McLouth 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — ^Elsie Bean 507 E. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa— Sarah Morgan 141 Butler Street, Madison, Wisconsin 



ALUMNAE CHAPTERS. 

Alpha Alpha— Marjory Graflus Chicago 

Beta Beta— Mrs. Daisy Steele Wilson Blind Institute, Indianapolis 

Inter-Sorority Secretary — ^Jobelle Holcombe 

Camell Hall, Fayettevllle, Arkansas 



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Vol. X INDIANAPOI^IS, IND., DBCBMBBR, 1906 No. 2 



CONVENTION 



Ten days until Convention! Eight— only a week — ^ncxt 
Thursday and then the day before. In those hours preceding 
sat togedier the Grand Council, perfecting plans cherished, 
and pondering new ones, in their loyal interest and work for 
the fraternity. By the courtesy of Mr. Black a fine concert 
was heard on Wednesday evening. 

At length, the day itself arrived. Old Sol was the first one 
there — and how cheery ! Nature poured out sunshine for the 
wearers of the Lyre. 

By that light they found their way to the Chapter house 
of Alpha. Her home turned into a great reception hall, 
made brighter than ever by many flowers (the gift of sister 
and "brother" chapters), and filled with admiring and ap- 
preciative guests. 

With the opening session came the report of the Grand 
Council proceedings of 1905, reports from every chapter, 
active and alumnae, and of standing committees. The second 
session adjourned at four after discussions of many miscel- 
laneous matters, bearing on vital questions which were to 
occupy the succeeding sessions. 

The first evening was given over to a reception at the 
house, where delegates and visitors made new acquaintances 
and renewed friendships with DePauw University faculty and 
students, fraternity men and women, and the townspeople of 
Grecncastle. 

By invitation of Dr. Hughes, Alpha Chi Omega assisted 
in the chapel services Friday morning. The hour was a de- 



190 T H E L Y R E 

lightful one as you will realize when you read the address of 

welcome by President Hughes, in this issue. 

At one thirty Alpha entertained at luncheon at the college 

inn. 

The afternoon musicale was a program of merit and in- 
terest and the audience one to inspire a performer's best 
work. Program : 

MUSICALE. 

I. Carnival Schumann. 

Miss Hazel Alford, Kappa. 

II. Provencal Song Eva Dell Acqua. 

Mrs. Minnie M. Hoskins, Alpha. 

III. Dream of Love Liszt. 

Miss Shellie Smith, Alpha. 

IV. Reading Selected. 

Mrs. Vancleve, Epsilon. 

V. Aria — "Samson and Delilah" Saint-Saens. 

Mrs. Ralph Dennis, Gamma. 

VI. (a) Etude, Op. 25, No. 7 

(b) Etude, Op. 10, No. 5 

(c) Balladi A flat Maj. 

Chopin. 

Miss Winifred Byrd, Zeta. 

VII. Violin Solo Selected. 

Miss Mamie Lewis, Iota. 

VIII. Vocal Selected. 

Miss Kate Calkins, Beta. 

IX. Valse D'Eventail Poldini. 

Nocturne, Op. 32, No. i 

Polonaise, Op. 53. 

Chopin. 

Miss Aldah McCoy, Alpha. 

Then the banquet ! The gayest event, the care-free time 
of all the days ! Over three score and ten Alpha Chis. Be- 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 191 

side these adornments, the dining room of Florence Hall 
was a brilliant bower of scarlet and olive. 

The occasion was graced by women who were charter 
members of Alpha Chi Omega and now grown even stronger 
in their **love for Alpha Chi." 

Gratitude to them and the contentment of their followers 
in this, their chosen fraternity, was the keynote of toasts, that 
completed the evening. 

"To try thy eloquence now 'tis time." 

TOAST LIST. 

TOASTMISTRESS, MRS. TENNANT, ALPHA. 

Address of Welcome Alpha. 

"To say you are welcome, were superfluous." 

"Why We Are Here" Beta. 

"A little nonsense now and then 
Is relished 'by the best of men." 

"Lyres" Gamma. 

"And there are others." 

**Our Future" Delta. 

"And should fortune prove cruel and false to the last 
Let us look to the future and not to the past." 

"The Swing of the Pendulum" Zeta. 

"Yesterday is as tomorrow in the forever." 

"Stunts" Iota. 

"What the Dickie-birds say." 

"The Scarlet and Olive Theta. 

"The Scarlet and Olive entwined together, 

Bloom in the heart's garden in fair or foul weather." 

"Purposes, Wise and Otherwise" Epsilon. 

"Our todays and yesterdays 

Are the blocks with which we build." 

"The Chaperon" Kappa. 

"Much may be said on both sides." 

"X. Y. Z." Alpha. 

The ninth and last. 

Saturday was a day of business. Discussions of Friday 

continued. Petitions for charters were considered and one 
looked upon favorably. Changes were made in the constitu- 



192 T H E L Y R E 

tion, probably the one of most interest that of eligibility to 
membership. 

The report of the Inter-Sorority delegate was a complete 
one and brought out discussions concerning the dispensations 
tQ Wisconsin and Michigan, the organization of Women's 
Leagues, Pan-Hellenics, and High School Fraternities, 
against pledging from which latter, the sentiment is strong. 
There is a large demand for more song books, and a second 
edition will be published soon. 

The Grand Chapter meeting and convention closed form- 
ally at two thirty. A few hours of driving, of expressions of 
sincere appreciation of Alpha's hospitah'ty and the homes 
which opened their doors to her guests, and good-byes, re- 

f;retfully said but not sadly, for the spirit of those few days 
orbade that, and before we realized, many of us were on 
our way, with happiest memories. 

To me this convention meant everything. The harmony, 
not born of lack of spirit but harmony through some diversi- 
ties of opinion, the good words for and support of the ad- 
ministration of the last four years, are sources of pleasure and 
satisfaction, reward for the hours spent and happiness to 
recall. 

I take this opportunity to bespeak for Mrs. Edward Geo. 
Loud, who comes into the Grand Presidency in January, the 
same kindness extended to me, and assure you that you have 
elected a capable, enthusiastic woman, whose service will be 
one of sincere purpose. 

Gratefully and truly yours, 

Kate L. Calkins. 
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OFALPHACHIOMEQA 195 

ADDRESS MADE BY DR. HUGHES 

Preddenl of DePauw Umvertity, to the Delegates to the 

National Convention of Alpha Chi Omega, 

Greencastle, huL, November, 2, 1906 



It becomes my pleasant duty as representing the Univer- 
sity to say a few words of greeting to the delegates to the 
National Convention of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. 1 
say sincerely **pleasant duty," and in the broadest sense 1 say 
it without misgiving. Yet I confess to deep embarrassnient. 
This arises from three causes. The first is the natural timidity 
which a man always feels when he faces a great many ladies. 
The second is my assurance that nothing that I can say about 
the organization to which you belong could possibly equal 
what you feel; hence to compliment your sorority to you is 
quite impossible. The third cause of embarrassment lies in a 
rule to which your own local chapter is a party — to the effect 
that the young ladies shall not themselves talk on fraternity 
matters to any of the new students of the University, nor 
shall they ask their friends to do so. Therefore, I am held in 
silence by this law. I begin to understand how some of the 
young women in DePauw must feel ! So I am deterred not 
only Dy the natural timidity which is itself oppressive ; and 
not only by the surety that your feeling is deeper and finer 
than my words ; but also by the rule that forbids me to com- 

Eliment any sorority on the face of the DePauw earth. Never 
efore in my life have I been in such a fix, I trust that nothing 
I may say may lead to a hasty meeting of the inter-sorority 
committee 1 I should dread a summons into that presence — 
even tho I am quite used to treading the proverbial green 
carpet. I trust that no one will consider that my mention of 
"green carpet" is merely an adroit way of working one of 
the Alpha Chi Omega colors into my speech. 

Scarcely do I dare to mention the fact that your sorority 
was born here. One morning Dean Howe, it is said, walked 
forth from^ yonder Music Hall with an infant sorority in his 
arms. This must have been very embarrassing 1 What a task 
he would have if he should try that now 1 They say that from 



196 T H E L Y R E 

the Start this infant was musical; infants usually are. But, 
as infants grow, they become less exclusively musical. So 
have you 1 And now you are twenty-one years of age. By 
"you" I mean the organizatiori. We are glad to welcome 
this grown lady back to her birthplace. I feel confident that 
your friendly rivals will not feel that my mention of vour 
Greencastle and DePauw nativity is an attempt to excite local 
and institutional sympathy. But, to be perfectly safe, I will 
mention the fact that one other national sorority was bom 
here, namely. Kappa Alpha Theta ; and to that statement I 
must in justice add that tnere are not wanting indications that 
the other sororities represented in the University were bom 
somewhere. 

The inter-sorority rules do not forbid my speaking of your 
society to the young gentlemen. So, may I ask the new stu- 
dents among the young ladies to close their ears for a mo- 
ment ? It is much to ask that you neither speak nor hear but 
I am bold today. My own sex must feel a natural interest 
in Alpha Chi Omega ; for a man helped in your organization. 
This was a unique thing, so far as I know in sorority history. 
It scarcely seems right that you will not let us join I Have 
you forgotten the pit whence you were digged ? Judging by 
the interest manifested by the male students this morning it 
would require very slight persuasion to get many of them to 
be initiated; and the inter-sorority rules do not forbid solicit- 
ing men. That is about the only thing they do not forbid. 
Some of you look as if you felt that the omission was of no 
consequence 1 We forgive you. You are our guests. We— 1 
speak for the male members of the Faculty and of the Stu- 
dent Body — approve of you. If our expression of approval 
seems lacking in enthusiasm it is solely due to the inter-soror- 
ity rules and to our own remarkable self-control. And I feel 
sure that I can say for the members of the other sororities 
that today and tomorrow they will not deny that you are just 
as good as they; but that for the days beyond your Conven- 
tion's adjournment they will make no rash promises whatso- 
ever. 

I can assure you that your coming has caused much com- 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 19? 

motion. Mv October's work consisted quite largely of inter- 
views with tne members of your local Chapter. It is perhaps 
only fair to ^ay that all those interviews were in preparation 
for this Convention rather than for purposes of individual 
discipline. The administration of the University has been 
solicitous for your welfare. We have tried to keep your hos- 
tess chapter from doing too much for you. We did not want 
the visiting delegates to go home exhausted, physical, mental 
and musical wrecks, and we were anxious tnat the local 
chapter house should not, after your Convention was over, be 
turned into a Nervine Hospital. We have even suggested 
that your National Convention should be held in vacation 
time, and we might hint that you consider this matter in your 
business sessions. The only thing that makes us hesitate to 
press this point more strongly is that the action would rob us 
of the pleasure of your future company. But our loss might 
be your gain, and we are willing to sacrifice our pleasure on 
the altar of your sorority's good. If you but knew how 
anxious Dr. Gobin and myself have been that you might have 
abundant time for the discussion and decision of your society's 
policies, I know that you would give us a vote of thanks while 
at the same time you would praise the local chapter's adroit 
and persistent dealing with the President's Office and Room 

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Now that you are here we give you a DePauw welcome. 
We ought to welcome you ; for you are our daughter. Your 
first National Convention was held here the day you were 
bom. That was Alpha. Your last one is being held here 
now. That is Omega. I haven't the slightest idea what Chi 
stands for; but I am sure that it is all right. Inasmuch as 
you were born here, we trust that you may here be bom 
again, — if you need to be. I give you now a cordial hand of 
welcome, — a hand which diminutive as it is, represents 750 
palms of various shapes and sizes. In the warm fellowship 
of DePauw University we greet you now; and we express 
the hope that you may like the looks of us as well as we like 
the looks of you. 

May your deliberations mark a real epoch in the history of 
Alpha Chi Omega 1 May your association promote the finer 



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sisterhood! May your plans make for higher intellectual, 
social, moral and spiritual standards in all our institutions I 
And from this time onward may your Lyre send forth a har- 
mony yet more effective to still the cheap and noisy tumult of 
our numan life! In this spirit, Ladies, DePauw University 
opens to you all her doors, — even those of her thirty-eight 
score hearts. 






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-I'PTION MALI. AND HOfJMS OF ALI'HA 



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GREETINGS 



As President-elect, I am very glad to send through the 
pages of the Lyre, a word of greeting to my fraternity sis- 
ters, and to express to them my deep appreciation of the 
honor conferred upon me at the convention. That I mav be 
tried and not found wanting; that I may faithfully fulfill the 
duties of my office, and do my part towards bringing Alpha 
Chi Omega into a larger, broader life — this is my earnest 
desire. 

Of the work done by the retiring President and her efficient 
council, too much cannot be said. Though as yet all is very 
new to me and my duties not fully understood, of this I am 
sure ; whatever task is found to be hard, would be far more 
difficult, were it not for the careful work done in the past. 
Whatever is easy will be so because of the splendid work ac- 
complished and the many obstacles overcome by Miss Calk- 
ins and the other grand officers. 

I count myself fortunate in the prospect of work with a 
council made up largely of experienced members. From 
them I expect much help and encouragement. To the newly 
elected Grand Secretary I extend special greetings and feel 
sure that she, too, eagerly anticipates the work that awaits 
her. 

And now, just a word to the active and alumnae members. 
We need your help. You are behind the officers. Without 
you they can do little. With your loyal enthusiastic support, 
mudi may be accomplished. Only by an earnest spirit of co- 
operation shall we move steadily on towards development 
and the realization of the ideals of our loved fraternity. I 
gladly pledge the fraternity my best efforts, and earnestly be- 
speak the sincere co-operation of each chapter, and every 
Alpha Chi individually that I may have courage when Jan- 
uary comes, to buckle on the armor worn so graciously by 
my predecessor, and carry on the work outlined by the 
Grand Chapter. 

Alta Allen Laud. 



202 THELYRE 

REPORT OF FIFTH INTER^OROITY 

CONFERENCE 



The Fifth Inter-Sorority Conference was called by Mrs. 
Robt. Leib, Alpha Xi Delta, at the Victoria Hotel, Cnicago, 
Friday afternoon, September 14, 1906. Miss Jobelle Hol- 
combe, Chi Omega, acted as secretary of the Conference. A 
committee on credentials was appointed and the following 
delegates were enrolled : 

IGppa Alpha Theta. — Mrs. Laura H. Norton, 2541 
N. Paulina St., Chicago. 

Pi Beta Phi. — Miss Elizabeth Gamble, 565 Cass Ave., 
Detroit. 

Kappa Kappa Gamma. — Miss George Challoncr, 456 
New York Ave., Oskosh, Wis. 

Delta Gamma. — Miss Margaret Sheppard, 225 Green- 
wood BUV'd, Evanston, 111. 

Alpha Phi. — Mrs. J. H. McElroy, 153 E. 54 St., Chi- 
cago. 

Gamma Phi Beta. — Miss Lillian W. Thompson, 326 
W. 6 1 St Place, Chicago. 

Alpha Chi Omega. — Mrs. Richard Tennant, 824 S. 5th 
St., Tcrre Haute, Ind. 

Chi Omega. — Miss Jobelle Holcombe, Camall Hall, 
Fayetteville, Ark. 

Delta Delta Delta. — Mrs. Amy Olgen Parmlce, 918 
Chase Ave., Chicago. 

Sigma Kappa. — Mrs. G. A. Marsh, 12 19 Washington 
St., Hoboken, N. J. 

Alpha Omicron Pi. — Mrs. Clifford Bigelow, 396 S. 41 
Ave., Chicago. 

Alpha Xi Delta. — Mrs. Robt. Leib, 1271 Washington 
St., Springfield, 111. 

The secretary read the report of the Fourth Inter-Sorority 
Conference. Mrs. Leib then read a report of her work as 
secretary of the Fourth Inter-Sorority Conference. This re- 
port was a resume of the work accomplished during the year, 
and Is in part as follows : 



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After the close of the Fourth Conference the secretary had 
printed 500 copies of the record of Conference proceedings 
and sent copies to the Grand Secretaries for distribution to 
chapters and officers, to conference delegates, and to the five 
sororities that had petitioned the Conference for member- 
ship. Five hundred copies were too few this year on account 
of the increased interest in the Conference. Gamma Phi 
Beta decided at her November, 1905, convention to co-oper- 
ate with the Conference in all points. The Conference Sec- 
retary took a vote of Grand Presidents at the close of the 
Conference to permit the Michigan sororities to pledge non- 
matriculates. The Grand Presidents voted to ratify the rec- 
ommedations of the Fourth Conference, and Michigan was 
granted the dispensation for one year. During the year, the 
Secretary, at the suggestion of Miss Wheeler, Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, investigated the best points of the constitution of 
Women's Social Service Leagues then in operation, with the 
result that a model or sample constitution was formed. This 
has been given wide circulation, having been sent to the 
Deans of state institutions and to many interested persons. In 
December, a conference of Deans of women of state institu- 
tions was held in Chicago and the secretary' of the Confer- 
ence was asked to arrange a session with representatives of 
the Conference. Consequently the Chicago delegates to the 
Fourth Inter-Sorority Conference were present and a pleas- 
ant and helpful meeting was the result. Letters from Deans 
of fifteen institutions have since been received by the Secre- 
tary. The Wisconsin Pan-Hellenic sent a petition for inves- 
tigation of local conditions to the Grand Presidents of soror- 
ities and to the conference delegates. It was decided to send 
an investigating committee before the close of the school year. 
Most of the sororities having Wisconsin chapters sent a dele- 
gate. The committee secured valuable information concern- 
ing the situation. All Grand Presidents except two have un- 
conditionally approved the constitution for the Inter-Sorority 
Conference which was proposed by the Fourth Conference. 
The expense of the Conference for each sorority this year is 
two dollars ($2.00). The Pan-Hellenics have done a good 
work through the year with but few difficulties arising to dc- 



204 THE LYRE 

tract from the whole. The Secretary recommends that the 
Conference formulate a working constitution for Pan-Hel- 
lenics for their assistance. 

Reports were then read by the delefi;ates from the several 
sororities with the exception of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha 
Phi, Alpha Chi Ome^a. These three reports were deferred 
until September 15. The reports included the sorority's prog- 
ress in Pan-Hellenic and Social Service work, convention ac- 
tion bearing upon the Inter-Sorority Conference, conflicts 
and difficulties arising from the inter-sorority compact, atti- 
tude of the sorority toward granting exceptions to inter-sor- 
ority laws, recommendations to the Inter-Sorority Confer- 
ence. 

Information was asked by Mrs. Tennant on Pan-Hellenic 
and Social Service work. Mrs. Tennant was appointed a 
committee of one to correspond with the visiting delegates, 
or with such persons as perform the duty of visiting delegates 
of the several sororities, with a view to interesting them in 
the Social Service work, and of obtaining a report on the 
work done by each chapter along this line. 

The question as to whether a unanimous or a majority vote 
should prevail in Pan-Hellenic transactions was brought up. 
The question as to whether eligibility to chairmanship in Pan- 
Hellenics date from establishment of a chapter as a local or 
as a national was also brought up. 

After some discussion a motion was made and carried that 
a committee, with Mrs. Leib as chairman, be appointed to 
draw up a model constitution to be submitted to Pan-Hellen- 
ics as a guide in framing a constitution. This committee was 
composed of Mrs. Leib, Mrs. Norton and Miss Gamble. 

A motion was made and carried that the editors of the sev- 
eral sororities be requested to insert in the directory page of 
the journal the name and address of the Secretary or the In- 
ter-Sorority Conference. 

The Conference adjourned until Saturday, September 15. 

At the second session the reports deferred from the preced- 
ing session were read. The reports of the standing commit- 
tees were then taken up. Mrs. Parmelee gave the report of 
the representative committee sent to Madison, Wisconsin. 



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This committee met the local Pan-Hellenic and heard the 
claims of the sororities for special dispensation. The request 
from the Pan-Hellenic was read. The sororities asked for 
dispensation for two years and promised to pledge only 
seniors in High Schools, and to abolish floating pledges if 
the pledge does not enter the University one year from Sep- 
tember following the pledging. It was moved and carried 
that the Conference recommend to the Grand Presidents that 
the request be granted on the conditions mentioned above. 

The petition from Michigan was then read. It was moved 
and carried that the Conference recommend to the Grand 
Presidents that dispensation be granted to Michigan for one 
year, provided only seniors in the High Schools be pledged 
and the pledge be withdrawn if the young lady does not enter 
the University one year from September following the pledg- 
ing. 

A motion was made and carried that one sorority at Wis- 
consin and at Michigan University be interested in the condi- 
tions existing in those two universities and asked to study 
those conditions with a view to improvement. Mrs. Mc- 
Elroy was appointed a committee of one to interest Alpha 
Phi at Michigan, Miss Challoner, to interest Kappa Kappa 
Gamma at Wisconsin. 

The delegates took luncheon together, and the afternoon 
session convened for the continuation of reports of standing 
committees. Miss Thompson, as chairman of the committee 
appointed to confer with the Deans of Women on matters of 
sorority interest, gave her report which is printed in separate 
covers for distribution. It was suggested that the Grand 
Presidents be asked to send to the Secretary of the Inter- 
Sorority Conference the address of possible representatives 
in the Deans' Conference, since it was suggested that each 
sorority be represented in the Deans' Conference. 

It was moved and carried that the Conference present to 
the several sororities the following motion for their consider- 
ation: Resolved, that sororities in High Schools and other 
secondary schools should be discountenanced, and that after 
four years from date of notification by Grand Presidents, each 
sorority in the Inter-Sorority Conference refuse to admit any 



THE LYRE 

young woman who has been a member of a sorority in a High 
School or a secondary school. 

The committee on the model constitution for Pan-Hcfllen- 
ics submitted a constitution which, with slight variations, was 
accepted. The constitution is printed separately for distri- 
bution. 

The constitution of the Inter-Sorority Conference was 
then taken up. Since a unanimous vote could not be obtained 
on the constitution as presented by the Fourth Inter-Sorority 
Conference, some amendments were made in hopes that a 
working constitution may be adopted. The constitution is 
again presented to the Grand Presidents for their considera- 
tion. The constitution is as follows : 

CONSTITUTION 

ARTICLE I. 

NAME. 

The name of this organization shall be the Inter-Sorority 
Conference. 

ARTICLE II. 

OBJECT. 

The object of the Inter-Sorority Conference shall be to 
improve the methods of rushing and pledging and to consid- 
er questions of general interest to the Sorority world. 

ARTICLE III. 

ORGANIZATION. 

The Conference shall be composed of one delegate from 
each national Sorority represented. 

ARTICLE IV. 

ELIGIBILITY TO MEMBERSHIP. 

No Sorority shall be represented in the Conference which 
has less than nve chapters or which has any chapter in an in- 
stitution below collegiate rank. 



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ARTICLE V. 

MEETINGS. 

The Conference shall assemble annually, time and place 
of the following meeting to be arranged each year. 

ARTICLE VI. 

CALLING OF MEETINGS. 

Section i. The meetings of the Conference shall be 
called by the Sororities in rotation. 
Sec. 2. The official list shall be : 

1. Pi Beta Phi. 

2. Kappa Alpha Theta. 

3. Kappa Kappa Gamma. 

4. Delta Gamma. 

5. Alpha Phi. 

6. Gamma Phi Beta. 

7. Alpha Chi Omega. 

8. Delta Delta Delta. 

9. Alpha Xi Delta. 

10. Chi Omega. 

11. Sigma Kappa. 

12. Alpha Omicron Pi. 

Sec. 3. Additions to official list shall be made in order of 
election to membership. 

Sec. 4. The delegate from the Sorority calling the Con- 
ference shall act as chairman, and the delegate from the Sor 
ority next in order shall act as secretary of the Conference, 
and shall continue in office until she calls the next Conference. 

ARTICLE VII. 

POWERS. 

The powers of this organization shall be two-fold : First, 
to propose legislation to the Sororities; second, to act as a 
standing court of appeal to settle local difficulties reported to 
it by the Sororities or by Pan-Hellenic Associations. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

DUTIES OF OFFICERS. 

Chairman: The chairman shall preside at 



Section i. 
the meetings. 



208 THELYRE 

Sec. 2. Secretary: The duties of the secretary shall be 
as follows : 

She shall keep the minutes. 

She shall send reports of the Conference, within two weeks 
after adjournment, to the members of the Conference and to 
all Grand Secretaries of the Sororities represented in the 
Conference for distribution to chapters and officers of their 
Sororities. 

She shall issue questions proposed by the Conference to 
the Grand Secretaries for presentation to their Sororities and 
shall, upon receipt of the result, send notice of same to all 
Grand Secretaries. 

She shall report all measures of Inter-Sorority interest 
passed by any Grand Council or by any convention at once to 
the Conference. 

She shall send to each Grand Secretary voting blanks for 
all motions submitted to the Sororities by the Conference. 

She shall prepare the program of the next Conference 
meeting and the instructions to delegates, and shall issue the 
call for the next meeting. 

She shall have power on application from any Pan-Hel- 
lenic Association to appoint a member of the Conference 
whose Sorority interests are not involved in the question at 
issue, to investigate and arbitrate any difficulty arising in the 
Pan-Hellenic. Expenses of the one sent are to be paid by 
the local Pan-Hellenic. 

ARTICLE IX. 

LEGISLATION. 

Legislation enacted by a Sorority at the suggestion of the 
Conference can be repealed or modified only by formal ac-- 
tion of the Sororities, who must follow the regular order of 
procedure. Legislation cannot be changed by any one Sor- 
ority or by the Inter-Sorority Conference. 

ARTICLE X. 

AMENDMENTS. 

This constitution may be amended by a unanimous vote oi 



OPALPHACHIOMEQA 209 

all the Sororities represented in the Inter-Sorority Confer- 
ence. 

It was suggested that the following motions, that have 
already been acted upon, be emphasized in the report of the 
Fifth Inter-Sorority Conference: 

1. A pledge day shall be adopted by the national soror- 
ities in each college where two or more of them exist. 

2. The pledge day in each college shall be fixed by the 
Pan-Hellenic association existing there. 

3. No student shall be asked to join a sorority before she 
has matriculated. 

4. Matriculation shall be defined as the day of enroll- 
ment as a student in the university or college. 

The Conference wishes to empKasize also the recommen- 
dations of the Fourth Inter-Sorority Conference : 

1. That the Secretary of the Conference be sent copies 
of all the sorority journals. 

2. That all sorority journal editors be requested to send 
exchanges to officers of all other sororities and to all chapters 
in colleges where the respective sororities are represented. 

3. That each Grand Secretary send to the Inter-Sorority 
Conference Secretary revised lists of chapter rolls and officers 
to facilit;^te her work. 

The Secretary was asked to investigate the laws of the 
states concerning the making and wearing of badges by un- 
authorized persons. Some complaint was made that un- 
authorized jewelers are putting on sale cheap, unofficial pins 
that may be purchased by any person. The Conference was 
asked to do what it could in trie matter. 

The Conference adjourned till September, 1907. 

JOBELLE HOLCOMBE, 

Secretary Fifth Inter-Sorority Conference. 



210 T H E L Y R E 

Cbitottal8 



To the new President, we extend a hearty welcome, al- 
though we feel a great loss in the retirement of Miss Calkins 
whose helpful suggestions were always so gladly received by 
us, we know that Mrs. Loud will serve us well and we prom- 
ise her our heartiest co-operation in the work. 



In this number we print in full the report of the Fifth In- 
ter-Sorority Conference. That body is surely doing creat 
good to all fraternities which comprise it and in time will be- 
come a ruling factor in all fraternity affairs. 



Since something must be done in a very short time con- 
cerning High School sercet societies we feel that each mem- 
ber of Greek Letter Fraternities in our colleges should make 
it a matter of personal investigation. These organizations 
should be stamped out and this can be brought about only by 
the co-operation of the fraternities. 



At the last convention it was decided that a uniform die be 
made for Alpha Chi pins and a committee was appointed to 
see to this. Any chapters who intend to purchase pins soon 
would do well to wait until we have a report from this com- 
mittee and then to patronize only the jewelers whose adver- 
tisements appear in the Lyre. 



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Cbaptet Xettets 



ALPHA 

Since our last letter to the Lyre, Alpha has had the great 
pleasure of entertaining her sisters from other chapters, in 
convention. It was certainly a delightful task, and an exper- 
ience never to be forgotten, and we sincerely hope that our 
sisters are as proud ofus as we are of them. 

By the ruling of the local Pan-Hellenic, the fOur national 
sororities here are bound not to pledge a new girl until the 
second day of February, 1907. This makes the spiking sea- 
son much less exciting than formerly, especially since so little 
can be done for a new girl, and no JFrat matters may be dis- 
cussed with her. We have a promising list of spikes, how- 
ever, and hope to add many fine girls to our present roll of 
twenty-two. 

We gave our informal party for new girls on Monday, 
October 8th. It was a Japanese affair; the house was lighted 
with lanterns and decorated in true Japanese style. Our for- 
mal party will be given after the Thanksgivine vacation. 

Quite a number of our girls belong to the "Dramatic 
Club." **His Lordship,'' was given on the night of Novem- 
ber 1 2th, in which one of our girls, Virenda Rainier, took 
one of the leading parts and was quite a success. Four new 
plays will be given during the year, the proceeds to be do- 
nated to the athletic fund. 

We are enjoying the home life very much this year, as we 
have the entire home for the first time. 

Aldah McCoy, '05, assisting Miss Sawyers in pianoforte 
at DePauw, is also teaching in Mrs. Sewall's Classical School 
in Indianapolis. 

Shellie Smith, '06, is taking post work in the music school. 

Alpha sends greetings to her sisters and best wishes for a 
most prosperous year. 



212 T H E L Y R E 



BETA 



Fall has come and gone and it is hard to realize that in less 
than two weeks our Christmas vacation will commence. The 
past term has certainly been a successful one for Beta. At the 
opening of the year we had eleven active girls and after a 
four weeks' **rushing season," consisting of dinners, teas, 
drives, marshmallow roasts, nutting parties, etc., we were 
proud to claim five new pledges: Adeline Ballamy, Ella 
Shirk, Emma Pattinson, Jane Pattinson and Jean McDonald. 

The rushing season, according to Pan-Hellenic rules was 
in many ways, a great improvement over last year, and not 
nearly as strenuous. 

RUSHING CONTRACT. 

I. That we recognize as bidding day the fifth Saturday of 
the term ; 

II. That all bids be sealed bids. That all bids be mailed 
after six o'clock of the evening before bidding dav; 

III. That each sorority be linfiited to two rushing parties 
during the season. 

IV. That a rushing party be defined as a function at 
which eligible girls are present with more than four girls of 
any one sorority, where girls from no other sorority are pres- 
ent. Any such function shall be considered as a rustling 
party, whether the invitations are given in the name of the 
sorority or of individuals; 

V. That entertainments given by three or four girls of 
one sorority shall be limited to one a week; 

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

VII. That there be no rushing week days, Saturday ex- 
cepted, until after three fifteen p. m. 

VIII. That there be no High School rushing or pledging. 

IX. That there shall be an advisory council which shall 
be composed of one alumna and one active member from 
each sorority to be chosen annually. 

Our delegates who went to the convention at Greencastlc 
report the finest time possible and were so thoroughly filled 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 218 

with enthusiasm that through them a great inspiration has 
been received by the entire chapter. 

Two of our girls left us this year for larger institutions : 
Blanche Ballamy went to Northwestern and Marguerite 
Bower to University of Wisconsin ; therefore what is loss to 
us will be gain to Gamma and Kappa. 

November the twenty-fourth we gave an informal supper 
at the lodge for Kate Calkins, who left last week for Chicago 
where she will sing in the First Methodist church at Hyde 
Park. 

Beta sends best wishes to all her sister chapters for a happy 
vacation. 




214 T H E L Y R E 

DELTA 

College opened September nineteenth with unusually bright 
prospects for the college year. Four new men appear on the 
faculty register. Dr. Kudson*s place will be filled by Dr. C. 
M. Coburn; Dr. Montgomery's chair will be occupied by 
Dr. C. J. Ling; Dr. Wagstaff will be acting professor during 
Dr. Smith's absence, and Professor G. G. Snavely will have 
charge of the first two years' French classes and one section of 
Freshman Latin. Dr. Jonathan Hammet has been recently 
made one of the beneficiaries of the Carnegie Foundation for 
the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Hammet retired from 
his position as librarian of Allegheny College on July first 
and he now receives from this fund an annual pension of 
$1,200. This fund provides for the declining years of all 
those who have faithfully devoted their lives to teaching; 
one of the most laudable purposes for which a fund can be 
used. Although Dr. Hammet retires from his position as 
librarian of the college, yet he remains our much beloved eme- 
ritus professor. 

On November fourth the students had a great treat in hav- 
ing with them in their chapel service. Bishop Thoburn and 
Dr. Stimtz, each of whom gave a few minutes talk. 

We initiated our six new girls Saturday evening, Novem- 
ber eighteenth, at which initiation we had many of our very 
"old" girls back with us. Our new girls are: Miss Steele, 
Miss Chase, Miss Lord, Miss Burchard, Miss Greene, Miss 
Shires. On Saturday evening November twenty-fifth we gave 
our girls their "Second Degree," which was an occasion of 
great merriment to us old girls. 

With an active chapter of thirteen girls^-oh ! no, never 
fear, girls, the number is not unlucky — ^we are looking for- 
ward to a happy and prosperous year together. 

EPSILON 

Epsilon girls were delighted to have the Lyre once more, 
and to read the history of each chapter. Although at a great 
distance, our interest is none the less and each number of the 
Lyre brings us more closely in touch with our eastern girls. 

Mrs. Vanclevc has just returned from the convention with 
reports which make us proud of the work accomplished. 

Several pleasant functions have already been given; the 
first a dainty luncheon in honor of our patronesses. Louise 



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White and Maud Hawley were hostesses. After lunch we 
went to the football game with Occidental in which our boys 
made a score of 22-0. 

Mauneena MacMillan entertained for Mrs. Vancleve be- 
fore her departure for the east. The affair was given in the 
new banquet room of the University, which is a new feature 
this year. Lunch is served on the Cafeteria plan and the stu- 
dents enjoy the novelty. 

Our new girls are Faye Buck, Phoebe Joslin and Lulu 
Reeves. We have as associate members, Mrs. Young and 
Mrs. Holmes on whose help we are depending because of 
their interest in Alpha Chi. 

As pledges we claim Edith Meyers, Margaret Hough, 
Manona Brizzolari, Maud Anderson. 

Foot ball games have followed in close succession and U. 
S. C. is proud possessor of the chompionship this year. 

More than 300 students went in a body to hear the "Col- 
lege Widow," giving evidence of their presence by college 
yells and songs. 

We have had five weeks of Grand Opera and will soon 
hear Gabrilowitch. The "Messiah" will be sung by a chorus 
of 200 voices with excellent soloists. 

The concerts in the Artists' course this year are especially 
fine. The faculty was fortunate in securing Miss Margaret 
Goetz, of New York, for a lecture recital which was greatly 
enjoyed by all. The next event will be a violin recital by 
Herr Seiling, a prominent concert soloist and recent addition 
to the faculty. 

The phenomenal growth of the school has made it neces- 
sary to add teachers in all departments. Miss Isabel Curl, 
late of Milan, Italy, is now teaching voice work. She has a 
beautiful soprano voice and is much sought after for concert 
work. 

Miss Madge Patton is conducting classes in the Dunning 
system of kindergarten work which have proven so successful 
in the east. 

The Juniors are editing an "Annual" which will come out 
in January^ Each sorority will have an article and group 
picture. There are some exceedingly bright and energetic 
students in the class and we are looking forward to something 
good. 



218 T H E L Y R E 

KAPPA 

Kappa began this year with nine of the old girls back. We 
were all very pleased to know after the university opened 
that three Ifine girls were here from three of th older chapters. 
Miss Lila Weilepp from Iota is here holding a position in 
the state library. Miss Marguerite Bower from Beta is tak- 
ing a course in the university and is affiliated with our chapter. 

Miss Kinsley, from Theta, is studying to be a librarian. 
Each of these girls has helped our chapter and given us good 
suggestions. 

Kushing began in earnest as soon as the university opened. 
We had an auto ride, a drive, a large dinner at a cottage on 
Lake Menona, besides several informal parties which the 
girls gave at their homes. As a result we have pledged two 
fine girls and we feel quite sure of getting three or four more. 
The pledged members are Katherine Riley and May Jenkins. 

We girls have had the opportunity of hearing Leoncavallo 
with his Italian orchestra and soloists from the La Seala 
theatre in Milan. The concert was given in the armory and 
was a great musical treat. We are looking forward to the 
concert by Anton Hekking, the great German cellist, who 
appears Nov. 27. 

Many of the fraternities and sororities at Wisconsin Uni- 
versity are building their chapter houses. Kappa Alpha 
Theta and Delta Upsilon have recently moved into new 
houses. Delta Upsilon opened its house with a large re- 
ception for which about five hundred invitations were issued. 

Kappa was glad to hear of the other chapters through our 
delegate at convention. Her personal acquaintance with the 
girls seemed to bring us all in touch with them and to 
strengthen the bond of union. The change in the constitution 
will lessen the difficulty of getting desirable girls and we are 
glad that it has been made. 

Kappa sends greetings to her sister chapters. 



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Hlumnae IRotes 



MARRIAGES 

Neal-Washburn — Sara Neal, Alpha, '03 and Sep Wash- 
burn, Delta Kappa Epsilon, were married at the home of the 
bride's parents in Washington, Ind., on October the fifth. 
They are living on a ranch in Alberta, Dominion of Canada. 

Ramsdell-Fall. — Nella B. Ramsdell, Beta, and Frank 
Fall, Alpha Tau Omega, were married at the home of the 
bride in Albion, Mich., June the twenty-seventh. They are 
living in New York, N. Y. 

Newark-Bliss. — Caroline Newark, Beta, and Mr. Aaron 
S. Bliss, Jr., Sigma Chi, were married in October at the home 
of the bride in Cadillac, Mich. 

Allen-Striker. — E. Mae Allen, Beta, was married August 
the twenty-ninth to Mr. Lewis T. Striker, Delta Tau Delta. 
They are now living in Albion, Mich. 

Smith-Pottoroff. — Clare Smith, Alpha, and Clyde Pottor- 
off. Phi Delta Theta, were married at the home or the bride's 
sister in Greencastle, early in November. They are now liv- 
ing in Greencastle. 

Conger-Obenchain. — Raeburn Conger, Alpha, and Fred 
Obenchain, were married in October at the home of the 
bride's parents in Monticello, Ind. They now live in Wins- 
low, Arizona. 



{personals 



Miss Bobb, Theta, is in Hollywood for the winter and has 
visited Epsilon chapter. 

Ellen Beach Yaw has been in Los Angeles for several 
months and has been heard frequently in concerts. 

Ema Reese, Epsilon, who graduated in piano last June is 
again at school studying violin. 

Susie Schenk, Epsilon, is recovering from a serious illness. 
We hope to have her with us soon. 

Mabel Hickman, Epsilon, is taking a heavy course in the 
College of Oratory in addition to her musical studies. 



220 T H E L Y R E 

Maud Howley, Epsilon, will graduate this year in piano. 

Hedwig Brenneman, ex. '07, Gamma, is studying voice 
and piano in the American Conservatory in Chicago. 

Lina Baum, Beta, '00, has left for Florida, where she will 
spend the winter. 

Vivian Verbeck is teaching school at Poinette, Wis. 

Jennie McHatton, Alpha, will spend the first two months 
of the year in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mrs. Nelle Ramsdell Fall, Beta, of New York, is spend- 
ing the holidays with her parents in Albion, Mich. 

Claudia Hill Alexander and Ruth Bouner, Alpha, attended 
the convention at Greencastle, the first of November. 

Loretta O'Brien, Gamma, left on November the thirteendi 
to spend a few weeks in St. Louis, Mich. 

Myrta McKean-Dennis. Alpha Alpha, attended conven- 
tion at Greencastle in November. 

lola Harker, Kappa, is at her home in Shulsburg, Wis., 
this winter. 

Beta Beta was represented at convention by Lena Scott 
Wild, Daisy Steele Wilson, Helen Dalyrymple Frances, Ella 
Hill Thompson, Berta Miller Ruick, Alta Roberts and 
Laura Adams, all of Indianapolis. 

Hazel DeGroff, ex. '07, Gamma, is studying voice with 
Arthur Beresford in Chicago. 

Grace Winden, Kappa, is with the William Owen Com- 
pany, which is playing **Romeo and Juliet." 

Grace Bryan, Alpha, is teaching voice and piano in Gallo- 
way College, Searcy, Ark. 

Edith Girton, ex. '07, Gamma, has a piano class in Madi- 
son, South Dakota. 

Mable Van Epps, Kappa, from Iowa, is visiting friends 
In Madison. 

Alice Newgard, Gamma, is spending the winter in Cali- 
fornia. 

The following delegates represented the different chapters 
at convention : 

Edna Walters and Maude Meserve — Alpha. 
Mildred Sherk and Lulu Babcock — Beta. 
Romaine Hardcastle, Gamma. 



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Olga Henry — Delta. 

Mrs. Roy Vancleve — Epsilon. 

Winifred Byrd — ^Zeta. 

Edith Steffener — Thcta. 

Jessie Mann and Kate Busey — Iota. 

Hazel Alford — Kappa. 

Mrs. Ralph Dennis — ^Alpha Alpha. 

Alta Roberts — Beta Beta. 




222 T H E L Y R E 

EXCHANGES 

The Chicago Board of Education last night took the most 
stringent action possible under the law, to put an end to high 
school fraternities and sororities. Not only did the school 
trustees resort to radical measures to stamp out the secret 
societies, but they refused even to wink at their existence until 
the end of the present term. 

By a vote of ten to five the **anti-frat rule" was made oper- 
ative. Its operation will deprive the high schools of a num- 
ber of their best men on the baseball teams. It also will dis- 
rupt a number of the debating teams, and may put an end to 
the coming oratorical contest. Unless the members of the 
different teams at once withdraw from membership in the 
secret*societies they will not be permitted to represent their 
schools in any public contests. — Beta Theta Pi. 



MORE ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL FRATERNITIES. 

A GROWING EVIL 

If Sigma Nus would study right now the above subject 
they would perhaps be prepared to deal intelligently with a 
problem that is soon to press itself upon all fraternities for 
solution. We urge all chapters first to read on pages 48-50 
of the August Delta the admirable reply of Inspector Sibson 
to questions addressed to him by Chairman Smith, of the 
Conference of Academies and High Schools of Chicago 
University. 

**The movement against the undemocratic and- demoraliz- 
ing fraternities in high schools gather force," says the In- 
dianapolis News. **We noted not long ago that the principals 
of the Chicago high schools had taken a firm stand against 
all extraneous interests in the school — interests in various 
forms that have crept into the school life to distract the pupil 
and well-nigh to nullify the best part of high school educa- 
tion. The Chicago schools for one thing will offer no foot- 
ball pennant this year. At the University high school a pledge 
is to be demanded from all new pupils that memberrfiip in 
fraternities will not be accepted and prompt expulsion will 



OF ALPHA CHI OMEQA 

follow a breaking of the pledge. Now the Wisconsin State 
Board of Education is appealing to teachers throughout tlie 
State to unite in their influence for the suppression of frater- 
nities, and the same appeal is to be made to parents. It is the 
unanimous testimony of instructors of all grades that these 
organizations are detrimental to school life. The member- 
ship of such societies is small compared with the total enroll- 
ment, and yet the evil influences affect the whole school. 

"It is significant that the most persistent opponents of high 
school fraternities are members of college fraternities. Be- 
lieving in them for good in higher institutions they see only 
evil in such associations among boys and girls of the impres- 
sionable age. Some of the officers of the large college frater- 
nities are moving toward the discouragement of these second- 
ary societies by appeals through their own members who are 
alumni members of the latter. Observation has shown that 
the boys and girls that enter college after a tutelage in school 
fraternities seldom bring the strength of interest or intellect 
and efliciency that those bring who come free from these early 
associations. As we said in speaking to the subject before, a 
university home and where the boys and girls have grown 
into men and women offers conditions for which something 
may be said on the side of societies. 

**At all events the college associations are not in question. It 
is their misapplication to the high school where pupils differ 
in nothing from those of grammar schools, simply attending 
a few hours a day with all the rest of their lives passed in 
home surroundings. In any event, we all know by experience 
that the introduction of these outside elements interferes with 
the proper life of a high school. There is a proper place for 
^hletics as a development of the school gymnasium and there 
is opportunity for football diversion, but these things should 
be a subordinate part of the school life and within Ae school 
for entertainment; not erected into a cult or institution with 
its championship contests of school against school. The 
same criticism applies to fraternities and sororities; these 
should be eliminated in their inter-relation and the time and 
attention of boys and girls brought back to the duties and op- 
portunities which the school affords. The* evil is not a small 
one, but a great one, as is witnessed by the general stand that 



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is being taken by educational authorities. We want a healdiy, 
natural youth in our schools and a discouragement of all 
diings that interfere with that during the period of school 
life. — Sigma Nu Quarterly. 

''That a fraternity magazine can be run on a paying basis 
is no longer a matter or speculation. The Phi Kappa Psi 
Shield turns over a snug sum annually to its general treasury, 
and possibly there are others. * * * If a fraternity 
journal is not supported by its alumi to the fullest possible 
extent there is obviously something the matter either with 
the journal or the alunmi." — The Record of Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon. 

Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega was installed at the Univer- 
sity of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, September ^, 1906. 

Kappa Alpha Theta announces the re-establishment of 
Gamma Chapter at Butler college, Irvington, Indiana, on 
November 3. 

^ Figures compiled by Kappa Sigma show that this frater- 
nity meets Si^a Alpna Epsilon oftener than she meets any 
other rival. These two fraternities come together in forty- 
five colleges, or some 70 per cent, of all the colleges occupied 
by Sigma Alpha Epsilon^ Kappa Sigma meets Phi Delta 
Theta next oftenest, with Sigma Nu third — ''Record** of 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 



We gratefully acknowledge the receipt of the following 
exchanges : 

October — ^The Shield, of Phi Kappa Psi Delta Upsilon 
Quarterly — Beta Theta Pi. 

November — ^The Crescent of Gamma Phi Beta. The 
Delta of Sigma Nu Phi Gamma Delta. Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon Quarterly. The Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta. 



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CONTENTS 



LTRE EDITORIAL BOARD 223 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 224 

ZETA CHAPTER (Half tone) 224 

THE SCHOOLS OP DICKENS 225 

AN AID IN STARTING RIGHT 232 

AN ALPHA CHI OP STAGEDOM 234 

INSTALLATION OP LAMBDA 236 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA INSTALLS LAMIBDA 238 

"A JINGLE" 239 

ALPHA'S REUNION 240 

BETA REUNION 240 

ZETA'S ROOMS (Half tones) 241 

EDITORIALS 241 

CHAPTER LETTERS 242 

ALUMNAE NOTES 252 

PERSONALS 262 

EXCHANGES 254 



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THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 



EDITOR. 
Mrs. Elma Patton Wade, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 



ASSISTANT EDITOR. 
Jennie McHatton, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana. 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

Alpha — Mayme Winans 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Bessie M. Shanley 405 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Blanche Ballamy Willard Hall, Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Vera Bash Hulings Hall, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — Carrie Trowbridge. .College of Music, Los Angeles, California 
Zeta — Gertrude Damon . . 144 Hemenway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — Louise Van Voorhis 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — Gladys Breckinridge. . .1005 W. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa — Sarah Morgan 141 South Butler Street, Madison, Wisconsin 

Lambda — Ruth Harlow Winch ell Hall, Syracuse, N. T. 

Alpha Alpha — Mrs. Ora Bond Burham. .6052 Langley Aye., Chicago, 111. 

Beta Beta— Mrs. Ella Hill Thompson, 

41 West Drive, Woodruff Place, Indianapolis 



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GRAND COUNCIL. 

President — Mrs. Edward Lioud 504 E. Erie Street, Albion, Mich. 

Vice President — Mrs. Robert Howell 

1613' University Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Secretary — Imo E. Baker 702 University Ave., Chami>aign, 111. 

Treasurer — Laura A. Howe 912 North Street, Logansport, Ind. 

Inspector — Mrs. Richard Tennant 

824 South Fifth St., Terre Haute, Ind. 

Historian— Mabel H. Siller 716 Clark St, Evanston, 111. 

Editor of Lyre— Mrs. Wdll H. Wade , 

2236 Ashland. Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Assistant Editor — Jennie McHatton . . . 5332 Julian Ave., Irvington, Ind. 



DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 

Alpha — DePauw 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Albion College Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Northwestern University Evanston, Illinols 

Delta — Allegheny College MeadvUle, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — College of Music, University of Southern California, 

Los Angeles 

Zeta — New England Conservatory of Music Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa — University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 

Lambda — Syracuse University Syracuse, New York 



DIRECTORY OF ALUMINAE CHAPTERS. 

Alpha Alpha — Chicago, 111. 

Beta Beta — Indianapolis, Ind. 



CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES. 

Alpha — Pearl Fuller 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta— Cleora Miller 409 East Porter Street. Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Hedwig Brenneman Willard Hall, Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Alice McDowell North Main Street, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon— Louise White 1085 W. 36th St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Zeta — Hilda Swartz, 129 Heminway St., Boston, Mass. 

Theta — Lucile McLouth 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — ^Elsle Bean 507 E. Green Street. Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa — Anna Rueth Chadburne Hall, Madison, Wis. 

Lambda — Olive Morris Sjrracuse, N. Y. 

Alpha Alpha — Marjory Graflus ..Chicago, 111. 

Beta Beta— Daisy Steele Wilson. ., Blind Institute, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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THE SCHOOLS OF DICKENS 



How few of the great multitude who have been charmed 
by the genius of Charles Dickens as a story teller have rea- 
lized that his genius as an educator was still greater? How 
many have read his works for the pleasure they afford, un- 
conscious that the mind of the great author was being im- 
pressed upon their own, and that the sentiments and impulses 
of their lives have been more or less influenced by his books? 
Fortunate it is for humanity that this influence has been up- 
ward rather than downward : toward the ideals of the Great 
Teacher rather than away from them. 

It is safe to say that if Dickens had merely amused and 
pleased, the cause of education would have missed a great 
impetus, and the work of Pestalozzi and Froebel perhaps 
would have borne no fruit beyond their immediate environ- 
ment. 

As a story teller, Dickens was entrancing, but it is now rec- 
ognized that he was one of the most skillful and effective 
teachers of the present age. Our present Commissioner of 
Education, Hon. W. T. Harris, pronounces him the greatest 
educational reformer that England has produced, and Mr. 
James L. Hughes, Inspector of Schools at Toronto, calls him 
**the great apostle of the new education to the English speak- 
ing world." He says: ''Dickens was the most profound ex- 
ponent of the kindergarten, and the most comprehensive stu- 
dent of childhood that England has yet produced. He was 
one of the first gi-eat advocates of a national system of 
schools, and his revelations of the ignorance and the in- 
tellectual and spirtual destitution of the children of the poor 



226 * T H E L Y R E 

led to the deep interest which ultimately brought about the 
establishment of free schools in England." 

Those who regard the schools of Dickens as mere incidents 
of the plot, introduced only as environments for the charac- 
ters of the story will be surprised to know that Dickens was a 
careful student of educational methods and was especially in- 
terested in the kindergarten idea advanced by Froebel. His 
article on Infant Gardens, published in a magazine called 
"Household Words,'' is pronounced one of the most compre- 
hensive articles ever written on the kindergarten philosophy. 
It shows a careful study and perfect sympathy with the aims 
of Froebel and a clear recognition of the value of early train- 
ing and of object lesson methods in the development of the 
character and powers of the child. He was the leading 
champion of childhood in securing a just recognition of its 
rights by adults. Up to his time the training of children had 
been through coercion and often by tyranny. He attacked 
all forms of coercion, and it is largely due to his writings that 
corporal punishment has diminished to one fourth its former 
amount. 

To realize the reforms which Dickens wrought, it must be 
remembered, that at the time he wrote, there was no such 
thing in England as a national system of free schools, and 
under the system of private schools then existing abuses had 
grown up which invited the caricature which tney received 
* from the great novelist. 

Perhaps the most widely known and vividly remembered 
of all the schools described by Dickens is Dotheboys Hall, 
taught by Mr. Squeers. It is described in **Nicholas Nickle- 
by," and was a type of the Yorkshire schools. The pen- 
picture of Squeers is a striking example of Dicken's power of 
caricature. He says: *'He had but one eye, and the popular 
prejudice runs in favor of two. The eye he had was un- 
questionably useful, but decidedly not ornamental, being of 
a greenish gray, and in shape resembling the fanlight of a 
street door. The blank side of his face was much wrinkled 
and puckered up, which gave him a very' sinister appearance, 
especially when he smiled, at which times his expression bor- 
dered closely on the villainous." 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 227 

John Browdie voiced the sentiment of the whole world 
when Nicholas met him in the road and told him he was 
leaving the place because he had thrashed this petty tyrant, 
*'Giv' us thee hond agean, youngster," he said. **Beatten thee 
schoolmeasther ! Dang it, I loove thee for 't 1" 

The story of this school is thought by some to have accom- 
plished more in establishing free schools in England than any 
other influence. At any rate the reform that has since taken 
place is so great that the present generation can hardly be- 
lieve that such monsters as Squeers were ever tolerated in the 
schools of England, and yet Dickens says in his preface to 
Nicholas Nickleby that "Mr. Squeers and his school are 
faint and feeble pictures of an existing reality, purposely sub- 
dued and kept down, lest they should be deemed impossible 
and that there are upon record trials at law in which damages 
have been sought as a poor recompense for lasting agonies 
and disfigurements inflicted upon children by the treatment of 
the masters in these places, involving such offensive and foul 
details of neglect, cruelty and disease as no writer of fiction 
would have the boldness to imagine." 

One of the foundation principles of the new education is 
that fear must have no place in the training of children, and 
as we recall the schools of Dickens we find this principle em- 
phasized above all others. He teaches us to despise the man, 
whether teacher, parent or public officer, who tries to rule a 
child by fear, by cruelty or by humiliation. Thousands of 
hearts have been touched with sympathy for little Oliver 
Twist as he was buffeted, terrorized and abused by the 
oflicious Bumble in the parish poor house. And again we 
hate the gloomy and heartless Mr. Murdstone, who seemed 
to think that when he became David Copperfield's stepfather, 
little David became his chattel. We are fired with indig- 
nation when he turns him over to mercy of Mr. Creakle, 
whose school was conducted largely on the Squeers plan, and 
when Creakle pinches David's ear and switches his bare legs 
just to show what a **Tartar" he is, we want to twine our 
fingers in his thin gray hair and bump his head on Mr. 
Murdstone's nose. 



228 T H E L Y R E 

But it was not only the physical maltreatment of children 
against which the great author aimed his shafts. He at- 
tacked abuses of the intellect and called attention to certain 
errors in methods of teaching which did not yield so readily 
to his pen. One of them is still in evidence in the schools of 
the present day, notwithstanding the advance of the new edu- 
cation, viz : the rapid crowding of a young mind through a 
prescribed course of study, regardless of its natural capacity, 
in order to tickle the vanity of the parents or to enhance the 
reputation of the school — a process familiarly known as 
"cramming." The evil of this practice was never more strik- 
ingly portrayed than in Dr. Blimber's school so vividly pictur- 
ed in "Dombey & Son." 

Mr. Dombey was wrapped up in his little son Paul and im- 
patient for the time to come when he could be in fact, as well 
as in fancy, a member of the firm of Dombey & Son. Though 
sickly, he was sent to Dr. Blimber^s school when he ought to 
have been in nature's great sanitarium, **Out-doors." His 
reception as described in the story, gives the reader at once 
an idea of the school. 

*'The doctor was sitting in his portentous study, with a 
globe at each knee, books all around him, Homer over the 
door, and Minerva on the mantel shelf. *And how do you 
do. Sir?' he said to Mr. Dombey; *and how do you do, my 
little friend ? Ha 1 Shall we make a man of him ?' 

*■ *Do you hear, Paul?' added Mr. Dombey; Paul being 
silent. *Shall we make a man of him ?' repeated the doctor. 
*I had rather be a child,' replied Paul." 

Paul's preference was evidently not considered a wise one 
by his father and Dr. Blimber, and the man-making process 
began. He was turned over to Miss Cornelia Blimber, and 
thereafter the doctor's watchword was "Bring him on, Cor- 
nelia 1 Bring him on !" The delicate boy was forced to mem- 
orize confused masses of words that had no meaning to him, 
and because he learned easily was driven harder and harder. 
The man-making process ended in the death of little Paul and 
the blasting of Mr. Dombey's hopes. 

Dr. Blimber was to his school of boys what Mr. Burbank 
is to an apple orchard or a field of potatoes. He had a great 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 229 

reputation for turning out an intellectual product that quite 
surprised those who furnished the seeds or cuttings. **A11 
the boys blew before their time. Mental green peas were 
produced at Christmas and intellectual asparagus all the year 
round. Nature was of no consequence at all. No matter 
what a young gentleman was intended to bear, Dr. Blimber 
made him bear to pattern, some how or other. This was all 
very pleasant and ingenious, but the system of forcing was at- 
tended with its usual disadvantages. There was not the right 
taste about the premature productions, and they didn't keep 
well. Moreover, one young gentleman, with a swollen nose 
and an excessively large head (the oldest of the ten who had 
gone through every thing) suddenly left off blowing one day, 
and remained in the establishment a mere stalk. And people 
did say that the doctor had rather overdone it with young 
Toots, and that when he began having whiskers he left oflF 
having brains." 

It is since Dombey & Son was written that teachers have 
found out that the memorizing of words not understood by 
the pupil is a mistaken method, and that the cramming pro- 
cess is a sin against nature. 

Another of Dickens' schools that has helped to mould the 
teaching methods of the present day was Thomas Grad- 
grind's school, described in **Hard Times," as taught by Mr. 
McChoakumchild. In this school Dickens portrayed the evil 
of suppressing the imagination in children and demonstrated 
that a mere knowledge of facts does not constitute an edu- 
cation. Since *'Hard Times" was written the Christian world 
has realized that while weeping over the cruel heathen custom 
of binding children's feet, it has been guilty of a far graver 
offense in binding children's souls, and now one of the fun- 
damental ideas taught in our normal schools in the culti- 
vation of the imagination in children. There has been a 
complete revolution from the Gradgrind idea that children 
"are to be in all things regulated and governed by fact" and 
that school boards are to be composed of ''commissioners of 
fact, who will force the people to be a people of fact and of 
nothing but fact." Sissy Jupe was taught in Mr. Gradgrind's 
school that flowers in carpets were in very bad taste, because 



230 T H E L Y R E 

as a matter of fact, flowers were not made to be walked on 
or to set chairs or tables on. For similar reasons birds and 
butterflies should never be painted on crockery, but only 
mathematical figures, which are susceptible of proof and dem- 
onstration. The five young Gradgrinds were brought up on 
this theory. They were not allowed to read poetry or fiction; 
they heard no stories; they had no fairies in their lives, no 
giants nor genii, no Little Boy Blue, nor Little Jack Horner. 
A cow, to them was **a gramnivorous ruminating quadru- 
ped" and no more. Facts were the beginning and end of 
the Gradgrind philosophy, and from this error, Mr. Grad- 
grind was not awakened until he saw his son a criminal and 
his daughter's life wrecked as its logical result. 

Many other schools were pictured by Dickens. Dr. 
Strong's excellent school. Miss Wackles' Ladies' Seminary, 
Miss Monlathers' fashionable boarding school, Mr. Mar- 
ton's school, which was the very opposite of the Sqcers school, 
the Grinders' school, Miss Donney's school, Mr. Wopsle's 
great aunt's school, and others good and bad. It is said that 
no less than twenty-eight schools are described in his works, 
not including Fagin's school for pickpockets, Scrooge's 
school, Mr. Cripples' Academy and several other institutions 
only briefly mentioned. Besides these he describes a real 
school in American Notes — Dr. Howe's school for the blind, 
in Boston, which deeply impressed him with its humanitarian 
spirit and its remarkable work. 

That so much of the great novelist's writings should have 
been devoted to the teaching, training and treatment of child- 
ren shows him to have been closely in sympathy with child 
life, and in truth the end of time alone can tell how much the 
children of later generations are indebted to Charles Dickens. 
He has been called **the chief English apostle of childhood," 
and certainly he is worthy of the name. 

We are filled with wonder at the never ending procession 
of characters which people his works, all of them living and 
moving before us, and each maintaining his own identity 
through a wilderness of plot which even taxes the alertness 
of the reader to follow. We are touched with his pathos and 
delighted with his ever abounding humor. We admire the 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 231 

keenness of his sarcasm and are charmed with his word paint- 
ing. The brilliant entertainer and the profound teacher were 
never so combined in one mortal before or since. What is 
the key to this wonderful combination? Perhaps it can be 
no better explained than in the words of Esther Summerson 
in Bleak House, a character who was evidently the author's 
ideal of human sympathy: '*When I love a person very 
tenderly indeed my understanding seems to brighten ; my com- 
prehension is quickened when my affection is." 

So Charles Dickens' loving sympathy for children was the 
mainspring which quickened and inspired him to the great 
achievments which have delighted and blessed the world. 

After his death, there was found in his desk a poem, en- 
titled **The Children." Two of its stanzas contain the key to 
the mind of the great author: 

"Oh, my heart grows as weak as a woman's. 

And fountains of sorrow will flow, 
When I think of the paths steep and stony 

Where the feet of the dear ones must go; 
Of the mountains of sin hanging o'er them, 

Of the tempests of fate blowing wild; 
Oh, there's nothing on earth half so holy 

As the innocent heart of a child! 

They are idols of hearts and of households, 

They are angels ol God in disguise, 
His sunlight still sleeps in their tresses. 

His glory still beams in their eyes; 
Oh, those truants from earth and from heaven. 

They have made me more manly and mild, . 
And I know how Jesus could liken 

The Kingdom of God to a child." 

—Sadie Van Buskirk, Alpha '05. 




232 THE LYRE 

AN AID IN STARTING RIGHT 



The subject of preparation for the fraternity life is one 
that heretofore has claimed too little of our attention. If a 
girl has lived in a college town all her life, she possesses a 
more or less definite amount of knowledge in regard to 
fraternities, knows that they differ somewhat from the so- 
cieties and clubs she belongs to and usually hopes if she goes 
to college, to be asked to join one. If an older sister is al- 
ready a member, she is apt to be a loyal champion of that 
fraternity even though her knowledge be limited to the colors 
and the shape of the pin. On the other hand, a girl who 
comes from another city is often greatly confused and be- 
wildered by the way she is received. She cannot understand 
why the college girls are so cordial, but accept it as a part of 
her good fortune that she should be invited to spreads and 
nutting parties and to the matinee. The girls all seem to 
have good times together and as far as she can sec, there 
isn't much difference between the girls who wear a pin with a 
monogram and the girls whose badges have Greek letters. 
And if she be asked to join both societies, she frequently does 
not realize that she is deciding between a local society and a 
national fraternity. Sometimes in colleges where the faculty 
or the Pan-Hellenic rules do not limit the social functions 
given by societies, there is apt to be so much stress placed up- 
on these features that the girl has an entirely mistaken idea 
of fraternity life. Such a condition is not only an injustice to 
the new girls but it places the fraternity in a false light. 

But suppose the Freshman has given her pledge to join a 
Greek letter fraternity, how is she to be prepared to take an 
intelligent part in the life she is about to enter? Is it to be 
taken for granted that she will gradually absorb information 
with no more effort on her part than it takes to breathe? Or, 
do you tell her **If there is anything you want to know about,' 
don't be afraid to ask questions?" The average girl will hesi- 
tate to take you at your word for fear of being thought ig- 
norant and unsophisticated. 



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In some of the fraternities an attempt to solve the problem 
has been made by appointing an upper class girl to talk with 
each pledged girl, or by giving her fraternity literature, such 
as Baird's Manual, the fraternity magazines, or such articles 
as the one by Birdseye, in the Outlook for last August. In 
either case, how is the chapter to be assured that the desired 
result has been accomplished? 

It may be that the conscientious girl to whom the duty of 
"educating the Freshman" has been assigned will take time to 
explain the fraternity system and will show her that the fra- 
ternity she is about to join has a past and a present and a 
future beyond the life of the chapter she is acquainted with. 
Yet, **the best laid schemes o' mice an' mjen gang aft a-gley" 
and in spite of good intentions the talk may be interrupted or 
postponed or crowded into a few hurried moments between 
appointments. Again, without explanation, the girl may not 
find the printed matter very clear and without guidance, she 
certainly would not be able to select from the wealth of ma- 
terial the information most essential to her needs. 

The following experiment was tried l)y Beta Chapter, this 
year, and it met with such success, that the continuance of 
the custom seems assured. In the fall, after the girls were 
pledged, a committee, consisting of two active members and 
one alumna, was appointed to prepare for them a set of 
topics relating to general fraternity life. These included such 
questions as the origin and development of the fraternity sys- 
tem, the difference between general, local, and professional 
fraternities, why some faculties are opposed, while others ap- 
prove, and, in general, the good and the evil in the system. 
They were also given books and periodicals containing the 
answers and just before initiation they passed a written ex- 
amination on the topics. 

When this work is conscientiously done, each girl should be 
ready for active fraternity life, and more than that, should 
be able to talk intelligently with those unfamiliar with the 
system. When a girl goes home for the holidays and is 
questioned concerning the colors she wears so proudly, she 
will be able to say more than **0h, those are my Frat. colors; 
a Frat. is an awfully nice society, the girls are lovely 



234 THE LYRE 

and we have lots of fun." Do not be too severe in your criti- 
cism of the girl. In many cases the chapter is at fault for not 
seeing to it that she can give a better reply. 

It will be readily seen that the character of this exami- 
nation in no way interferes with the annual examination, 
given under the direction of the grand council, that deals es- 
pecially with the fraternity, its constitution and by-laws, and 
with the problems that only an initiated person could under- 
stand. 

More definite action to meet this need has already been 
taken by some of the men's fraternities, including Sigma Chi, 
Beta Theta Pi, Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Theta, and several 
others. For instance, in the Sigma Chi) fraternity, a booklet 
has been published under the direction of the Grand His- 
torian, which contains general information about fraternities, 
as well as a brief sketch of the history of Sigma Chi, to- 
gether with a set of questions on the text. The two-fold ad- 
vantages of this is that it not only places in the hands of each' 
person the exact information desired, but also in such shape 
that it can be referred to easily at any future time. 

Whatever may be the method best suited to the con- 
ditions in various chapters, let there be some definite plan that 
will bring about the desired result, for it is the duty of each 
chapter to see that the new girls start right. 

Mary Lucinda Pcrine, 

Beta, '02. 

AN ALPHA CHI OF STAGEDOM 



When I'm in the east I'm glad, when I'm in the west I'm 
glad, when I'm in the north and in the south I'm glad — I'm 
an Alpha Chi. Can you dear sisters from everywhere realize 
what it meant to me when one day after an all night ride on 
one of those "slow trains through Arkansas" I opened my 
eyes on two of our pins? Perhaps you don't know what 
music those lyres were to my dormant senses, or how glad I 
was all over again to be an Alpha Chi who could meet two 
sisters, and know we had a fast bond between us. It took 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 235 

only a minute before we were in person what we all are in 
spirit — sisters and how we talked and how soon their station 
was called I But as the train pulled out again and the sister 
from Wisconsin and the sisters from Evanston drifted apart, 
all that our sorority means, it's absolute stability and protec- 
tion, rushed over the '*sister of the lakes." And she turned 
back to the irksomeness of **an awful jump" with something 
sweet and lasting in her soul, a bit stronger in her love for 
Alpha Chi and mankind. 

I don't suppose there is any walk in life where one may see 
more, know more, or feel more than in the theatrical profes- 
sion. For the first three weeks the newness of everything 
was delightful, and you wondered at the omnipresent grouch 
found in some of the older actors when night jumps or early 
morning jumps were your lot. But by the time the novelty of 
a good make-up and a prompt reply to cues had worn off, 
you, too, had no desire to stand in the wings. You even found 
yourself running a mighty close yawn-race with the most 
bored ones, and speaking in the regulation sharp voice to 
often stupid '*props." 

Of course we played college towns and a frat pin and a 
hat-pin won me friends among the brotherhood. Sometimes 
on the train nearing a city the car would fill with students 
going to school. The sight of them, all care-free, and cared 
for, used often to make my heart cry out just to be back with 
the girls, and I'd cover my pin in a hand-caress and stare hard 
through the window. But when at eight o'clock **overture" 
would be bellowed through the halls, the music would begin 
that charm which gradually enfolds me until I am held pow- 
erless in the grasp of the stage. O, it may mean much to one 
but only through the good it may do. To my home, to my 
dear Alpha Chi, and to the one God, I owe my conviction of 
right, which I want so to work out. The problems which 
were big and important to us in school, the gay bantering and 
the **hops" of those days in Alpha Chi, even the **cons" if we 
got any all work toward a grand whole, what all we girls 
strive for, a womanhood of use. 

Grace G. Wynden, Kappa. 



236 T H E L Y R E 

INSTALLATION OF LAMBDA 



We had worked and hoped and waited for this so eagerly 1 
It was only one stride in the glorious career we were to make 
for Alpha Chi, — but it was a great, one. And some of us 
are thankful that installation did not come any sooner; for 
in those weeks we were all pulling in the same boat, and we 
learned to love and understand each other, as one can only 
through constant association in practical activity. 

The preparation was not easy; we were treading upon un- 
familiar ground; discouragements were not lacking, and we 
had to struggle to uphold our ideals, when to let down the 
bars meant a material advance. Sometimes too, we came 
dangerously near — how dangerously we realize only now — 
to making mistakes which might have been fatal. But a kind 
providence, — or was it the invisible genius of Alpha Chi ? — 
was guiding our course; we do not yet see that we made any 
false steps. 

The first mention of installation in meeting, voiced what 
had long been in our thoughts, and quickened our pulses with 
its utterance. After the date was set, we were all constantly 
busy; numberless details required attention; we were rushing 
and preparing for intsallation at the same time, and our last 
acceptance, which made our number a round dozen — came 
the morning of initiation. 

Lambda as it exists at present is in a way exceptional ; per- 
haps fortunately so. It includes girls of opposite tyf)es. 
There is the quiet, soft-voiced, studious girl (we expect her 
to take Phi Beta Kappa) ; there is the jolly, wholesome, 
whole hearted girl; there is the breezy, independent sort, 
glorious in the perfect strength of health and poise — brilliant, 
yet tender; there are some of few words, but with a faculty 
for planning things, which amounts to positive genius; and 
there are some, who shine conspicuously in the witty, if some- 
what fragmentary small talk which is requisite in entertain- 
ing. 

Through these very differences of ability and inclination, 
we can usually find the right individual for the place, and 



OFALPHACHIOMEGA 287 

thus facilitate and simplify matters as would be less possible 
among girls of the same general type. 

Our plans were laid. The spark needed to set them off 
came in the form of a telegram Monday night: "I arrive in 
Syracuse 12 130 noon. Please meet me at the station. Mrs. 
Richard Tennant." 

About noon the next day two girls with scarlet carnations 
pinned on their jackets, were anxiously scanning the train bul^ 
letin in the noisy depot. The train was late on account of a 
heavy snowfall, but it finally drew in, and among the crowd 
entering the depot came a lady, petite, dignified looking, a 
little pale and tired from her long journey. The girls caught 
sight of the lyre on her waist, she caught sight of the scarlet 
carnations; introductions were soon made, and in a short 
time the cab left the three at the hotel which was to be Mrs. 
Tennant's residence during her stay. Before dinner Chan- 
cellor Day was interviewed, and a tour of the campus made. 
This had to be short, on account of the bitter cold. 

At eight that evening occurred the initiation of Lambda, 
of Alpha Chi Omega, at the residence of Dr. Coddington on 
Walnut Park. ' It made all of us very, very happy. 

On the following evening occurred our first initiation ban- 
quet, held in a private dining room at '*The Yates." The 
room was filled with a soft but radiant glow from numerous 
scarlet shaded and fringed candelabra ; in the center of the 
table stood a huge vase of scarlet carnations and fern; and at 
each place lay one of the long stemmed flowers with menu 
and toast list. 

The toast list was as follows : 

Toastmistress Adelaide J. Durston, '07 

The Keynote Olive C. Morris. '08 

Tremulo Ruth G. Harlowe, '09 

Suspensions and Anticipations Frances L. Waldo» '08 

Arpeggios and Chords He^en A. Cunningham, '09 

Major and Minor Jessie B. Lansing, '08 

The Grand Harmony Mrs. Richard Tennaat 

That the responses were all well done, that the toast mis- 
tress presided with grace and dignity, that we laughed heartily 
at some, and grew thoughtful and silent at others was a mat- 
ter of course. I do not think we shall ever forget the beauti- 



238 T H E L Y R E 

ful response by Mrs. Tennant: "Rabbi Ben Ezra" has now 
richer memories than before. 

At seven the evening of the next day, a jolly happy crowd 
of us gathered at the station to see Mrs. Tennant off. We 
chatted and planned for the next convention until train time, 
and then accompanied her down the long dim platform to her 
car, where we saw her mount the steps. As she turned to go 
into her stateroom, however, the clang and clamor of the 
bells arose; the train began to glide along; her one hand 
upon the doorway, she turned back towards us again, and 
with the light from within shining upon her face, and upon 
the scarlet carnation which she wore, she smiled down upon 
us a last goodbye until the car had passed. 

We are as yet but young in deed; that we have hard prob- 
lems to face, we know; but that we shall master 
them, we also know. And whatever befalls, may we ever 
stand, as we strive now daily, as proud and true and loyal 
"Alpha Chis." Olive C. Morris, Lambda '08. 



ALPHA CHI OMEGA INSTALLS LAMBDA 
CHAPTER AT SYRACUSE 



The following is an account of the installation of Lambda 
Chapter, copied from the Syracuse Daily Orange : 

On Tuesday evening at the home of Dr. Coddington on 
Walnut avenue Alpha Chi Omega installed in this Univer- 
sity its Lambda Chapter. The grand chapter was repre- 
sented by Mrs. Richard Tennant, of Terre Haute, Ind., the 
national vice-president. 

"The charter members of the local chapter are : Adelaide 
J. Durston '07, Skaneateles; Olive C. Morris '8, Syracuse; 
Nellie R. Minott '08, Bowdingham, Me; Frances L. Waldo 
'08, Syracuse; Jessie B. Lansing 'o8„ Clinton Mills, N. Y. 

"The initiates are: Harriett G. Moore, '08, Delphi Falls; 
Majorie R. Wall '08, Wilkesbarre, Pa.; Evelyn C. Peterson 
'08, Bayonne, N. J.; Stella K. Crowell '09, Seneca Falls; 
Martha Lee, '09, Broadalbin, N. Y. ; Ruth A. Harlow, '09, 
Auburn; Helen A. Cunningham '09, Mt. Vernon. 



OFALPHACHIOMEGA 239 

*'Alpha Chi Omega was founded in De Pauw University in 
1885 by Dean Howe. The fraternity comes here with ten 
chapters in the prominent universities and colleges of the 
East and West. Following is the roll of chapters : Alpha, 
Depauw University; Beta, Albion College; Gamma, North- 
western University; Delta, Allegheny College; Epsilon, Uni- 
versity of Southern California; Zeta, New England Con- 
servatory; Eta, Bucknell University; Theta, University ol 
Michigan; lota, University of Illinois; Kappa, University 
of Wisconsin; Lambda, Syracuse University. 

"The new chapter is considering several desirable houses 
on the hill and in a short time will probably make its choice 
of a chapter house for next year. 

"Following the installation Lambda of Alpha Chi Opiega 
held its first initiation banquet at the Yates last evening. Dur- 
ing the evening Toastmistress Adelaide J. Durston,'o7, called 
for the following toasts: "The Keynote," Olive C. Morris, 
'08; "Trefnulo," Ruth G. Harlow '09; "Suspensions and 
Anticipations," Frances L. Waldo '08; "Arpeggios an(d 
Chords," Helen A. Cunningham '09; "Major and Minor," 
Jessie B. Lansing, '08 ; "The Grand Harmony," Mrs. Rich- 
ard Tennant." 



A JINGLE 



Sing a song of Alpha Chis; 

Hearts as true as gold. 
Sing a^song of laughing eye — 

Half'the story's told. 

Alpha Chi's a jolly frat— 

This Is known by all; 
But it'fi something more than that, 

As you will recall. 

"Come up higher," is our cry; 

Sisterhood our aim; 
Loyalty to Alpha Chi 

Is more than Just a name. 

Here's to the best of all the frats. 

And the sisters of the tribe 
Of Alpha Chi Omega: —that's 

The wish of this, your scribe. 

— Florence Pall, Beta '09. 



U9 THE LYRE 

ALPHA'S REUNION 



All Alpha Chis are invited to attend the annual reunion of 
Alpha Chapter to be held at Indianapolis the first Saturday 
in April. 



BETA REUNION 



In this number of the Lyre, Beta wishes to announce her 
reunion, which is to be held in Albion, June 14-15. The oc- 
casion is her twentieth anniversary and it seems fitting that we 
should gather together to gain inspiration from each other. 
From the point of view of the active girl, this is most desira- 
ble. As much may learned by knowing the methods the "old 
girls" employed. On the other hand, from the point of view 
of the Alumnus, it seems to be the time of all times tp come 
back and get in touch with the active chapter. The reunion 
will be held during commencement week, in connection with 
the commencement festivities. This would seem to be a spe- 
cial inducement to the Alumnae, who will thus have an oppor- 
tunity to meet again the college friends of their own class 
who are back to revisit the old haunts at this time. The an- 
nual banquet will be held during this week, as well as other 
social functions, which will surely bring back the old days. 

We present this to you in this issue, so that you may begin 
planning to come. To make this a success, you must co-op- 
erate with the active chapter. Make your plans so that you 
can be with us. Beta wishes to extend this invitation to every 
Alpha Chi. We feel that the highest ideal of our fraternity 
life may be realized only by strengthening the, bonds between 
us and our sister chapters. This would be an excellent oppor- 
tunity for you to become acquainted with the Beta girls. Be- 
gin thinking about it ! Remember it is a duty to the chapter, 
and above all — comel Don't forget the dates, June 14-15.! 

Lulu Babcock, '07. 






> B ^ 



OFALPHACHIOMEGA 241 

Ebitodate 

We are very glad to introduce to our readers, Lambda 
Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, whose first chapter letter ap- 
pears in this issue of the Lyre. 

Wc extend to her our heartiest welcome and may she, 
through the pases of the Lyre become acquainted with her 
sisters until she has a chance to greet them personally at next 
convention. 



The article in this number "An Aid in Starting Right," 
written by Mary L. Ferine, Beta, should be read carefully by 
the members of each chapter and then discussed freely in fra- 
ternity meeting that it may lead each chapter to employ the 
same or a similar method to aid the new girls to become 
familiar with the true meaning of fraternity at the beginning 
of their fraternity life. 



We are glad that this issue goes to press with material 
missing from only two chapters and we wish to say that 
the reason of Gamma's and lota's silence in the December 
number was the fault of the printer. 

Their letters for some unexplainable reason were lost after 
they were in the hands of the printer. 



242 THE LYRE 



Cbaptet Xetters 



ALPHA 

Almost six weeks of the second term of school have passed 
and we are already looking forward to spring vacation and 
the joys of spring term. Four of these weeks have been spent 
in "spiking," and as a result of our efforts, we pledged on 
Thursday, January thirty-first, Bernice Anderson, Rushville. 
Marie Neal, Indianapolis, Margaret Smith, New Pales- 
tine, GraceMeserve and Mary Barlow, Robinson, 111., Bern- 
ice Kiefer and Mary Harris, Greencastle. 

We are more than delighted with our new girls, and think 
we have seven of the finest girls in school. 

On Saturday night, the ninth of February, we initiated our 
pledges and now have a chapter roll of twenty-nine. 

Our last party for the new girls was an informal, given 
January the twenty-sixth. We served a luncheon at six, after- 
wards presenting in a very attractive "Roof Garden Theatre" 
in the third story, a burlesque on "Babes in the Woods" and 
a farce from "Midsummer Nights Dream." 

On February the first a special train took several hundred 
De Pauw students to the State Oratorical, held at India- 
napolis. 

Our representative won third place. 

We are glad to have with us this term, Essie Neff, Epsilon, 
who has affiliated with us. 



BETA 

Beta is delighted to welcome our new Lambda chapter and 
wish her the very best of success. 

Since our last letter to the Lyre, we have pledged two new 
girls of whom we are very proud : La Vida Darby and Sue 
Greacen. 

As a result of the January initiation, we are glad to intro- 
duce four new sisters to you : Adeline Ballamy, Jean McDon- 
ald and Emma and Jane Pattenson. 



OFALPHACHIOMEGA 243 

On January eleventh, we entertained informally our gentle- 
men friends at the lodge. The souvenirs were tiny hand- 
painted Lyres of water color paper. 

January ninth, we entertained a few guests and alumnae 
at a pot-luck supper. 

Just at present the question of Student Government is oc- 
cupying the attention of the students here. As it is our first 
attempt at anything of the kind we are all anxious to see the 
outcome. 

Saturday afternoon, January twenty-sixth, Beta gave a re- 
ception to all the girls of the college. Several musical num- 
bers were rendered and light refreshments were served. 

The Oratorio "Elijah" was given here, February sixth, by 
the Choral Union under the direction of Dr. Frank Wilbur 
Chase, Dean of Music. 

Mildred Sherk, a conservatory teacher, and one of our 
active girls, has accepted the position as organist in the First 
Methodist Church in Port Huron, Mich. We all regret very 
much that she is to leave us. 

All of our active and pledged girls and their gentlemen 
friends were entertained at a valentine party on February i, 
at the home of Olah Hill. 

February eighth, we gave a very informal party for the 
boys, at the home of Florence Fall. Old-fashioned games, 
pulling taffy and roasting marshmallows were features of the 
evening. 

One of our active girls, Daisie Newcomer, gave a Junior 
recital Thursday, F'ebruary fourteenth. 

Beta is planning a grand reunion to be held on June 14th 
and 15th. 



GAMMA 



These last two weeks of the Semester have been busy ones 
for those of Gamma's girls who have been taking college 
work. But now the **exes" are over, and we can relax again. 

First of all we wish to introduce our new sisters, Jane 
Mansfield, Ethel, Harshbarger, Ladoga, Ind.; Florence Kel- 



244 T H E L Y R E 

ley, Madison, Wis;, Relda Van Ryper, New Carlisle, Ind., 
and our latest pledge, Ray Gallagher, Canton, 111. 

The matinee dance given in Wilmette by the Pan-Hellenic, 
was enjoyable, and helped to make inter-sorority relations 
more cordial. 

Within the past few weeks there have been several events 
of general university interest. The university faculty have 
been giving a series of Friday afternoon receptions at Wil- 
lard Hall to the various college classes. Then, on January 
28, Founders' Day was celebrated by an informal evening in 
the Northwestern University building in Chicago. Later, at 
the observance of the day of prayer for colleges, three Gam- 
ma girls, Hedwig Brenneman, May Smith and Myrta Mc- 
Keon-Dennis sang in the beautiful "A Capella Choir." 

Our Semester Informal was given at Wilmette, and we 
were glad to have a number of Gamma Alumnae present. 

Since Christmas we have had several informal parties, 
among which have been our monthly **frat" suppers. Jan- 
uary the twelfth, Ethel Ford entertained the chapter at her 
home in Ravenswood. February the ninth, after a jolly bob- 
sleigh ride, we finished the gay evening at the home of Grace 
Hopwood. 

Seven Alpha Chis attended the *'Inter-frat" dance on the 
evening of February the thirteenth, at Ravina, and on Feb- 
ruary tne sixteenth Esther Hinman entertained the girls with 
a dancing party, at Wilmette. 

At the Alpha Chi luncheon at Carson, Pirie's, February the 
second, it was decided to give an Alpha Chi musicale at the 
Fine Arts Building in Chicago, after the next luncheon. These 
monthly luncheons in Chicago are much enjoyed by such of 
the Gamma girls as arc able to attend them. 



EPSILON 

The second term has opened brightly for U. S. C. with a 
large number of new students. College life has been unus- 
ually active this year and Alpha Chi has had her share of the 
successes. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 245 

Although our girls have been extremely busy, the term has 
not passed without its gain. PVaternity work has progressed 
in a most satisfactory manner while our regular programs 
have been interesting and helpful. Each girl is filled with 
enthusiasm in the planning of great things for the next few 
months. 

Examinations are over, but the time is approaching when 
the seniors begin to measure the nearness of their recital 
nights by the few intervening weeks. Maud Hawley is pre- 
paring a splendid program which will be given soon. 

It is almost time for the junior annual to appear. As un- 
usual efforts have been exerted this year to make it a success, 
we are anxiously awaiting this number. 

The close of the foot ball season has not left us without 
enthusiasm in athletics. Basket ball has absorbed the inter- 
est for the past few weeks and the boys' team won a hard 
fought battle from Occidental. 

Next in line is base ball and even now a number of games 
are scheduled, not least among them being the game with the 
faculty which promises to furnish much amusement. 

A number of our girls are taking active part in the Clion- 
ian Literary Society, a strong organization in the university. 
The work has been most interesting and we are proud that 
Alpha Chi girls have been able to assist. 

We have also been represented in the College of Oratory 
recitals. In addition to the regular fortnightly programs was 
given, a very delightful public recital on the evening of Feb- 
ruary first. The college chapel had been artistically deco- 
rated for the occasion, the platform being transformed by a 
profusion of greenery and flowers. An excellent program 
was given, showing the splendid result of the term's work. 

Mabel Chalfin and Myrtle McArthur leave on the 23d for 
a trip to Honolulu, with an excursion party under the man- 
agement of the Chamber of Commerce of this city. They 
expect to visit the volcano now active and all places of inter- 
est on the islands. The Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu 
will entertain the party during their stay in the city, but they 
plan to spend most of the time on the boat. The girls prom- 



246 T H E L Y R E 

ise to have a letter ready for the next number of the Lyre, 
descriptive of their trip. 

Mrs. Van Cleve will open her beautiful new home to the 
chapter Saturday, February the ninth. In the afternoon the 
alumnae will join us and tea will be served. We will have a 
basket lunch and in the evening entertain our men friends. 

Mr. Harry Clifford Lott, a well known baritone of this 
city appeared to great advantage a few weeks ago, in a varied 
program, which made the third in the series of Artists' Con- 
certs given by the faculty during the winter. Mr. Lott was 
assisted by Mr. Mead and his daughter, flutists, and Miss 
Carrie Trowbridge, pianist. 

It has been our privilege this winter to hear a number of 
prominent visiting artists, among others, Hekking, Wilzcek, 
Gobrilowitsch, and Mme. Schumann Heink. So you may 
see that we are not entirely isolated from the best advantages 
either in a musical or literary way. 

Epsilon sends greetings to all the chapters. 



ZETA 

Life is rather strenuous just now for Zeta, with the elabor- 
ate preparations for the annual Musicale and Reception about 
to be given, and with another initiation imminent, and that 
lengthy examination looming nearer every day. 

The Grand Chapter intends that we shall not be ignorant 
concerning Fraternity matters in general, and this is a wise 
provision, even though it does make us draw a long breath 
when we read over the list of questions. 

Boston is having the usual feast of good things in the way 
of concerts, and it is hard to know which to choose and which 
to leave out, since one cannot possibly take them all in. 

Several of our Honoraries have recently been heard here 
in concerts which we have greatly enjoyed. 

Mrs. Beach, Madame Szumowska and Fannie Bloomfield 
Zeisler have given delightful piano recitals, and Ellen Beach 
Yaw sang in IVemont Temple on December seventeenth, and 
some of us had the pleasure of meeting her afterward. 



OFALPHACHIOMEGA 247 

Madame Zeisler presented us with a very artistic photo- 
graph of herself which is to be framed and hung in the 
chapter room. We have been having little monthly parties 
this winter, limiting the expenditure to ten cents for each girl, 
and it is surprising to see how much fun we can have for the 

money. 

Winifred Byrd recently gave a very interesting piano re- 
cital in Jordan Hall. The program was given with the deli- 
cacy and rare musical feeling that characterize her playing. 

PROGRAMME 

Bach Suite in G minor 

Prelude 

Sarabande 

Gavotte and Musette 

Gigue 
Beethoven Sonata, Op. 81 

Adagio — Les Adleux 

Andante — L* Absence 

Vivace — ^Le Retour 

Chadwick "Le Crepuscule" 

Baermann Etude 

Chopin Prelude in Bb major 

Prelude in Bb minor 

Etude, Op. 25, No. 7 

Etude, Op. 10, No. 5 

Ballade in Ab 

Liszt Concerto Pathetique in E minor, 

for two Pianofortes 
The second pianoforte is played by Mr. Carl Baermann 

The Pianofortes are Steinway. 



The first week in February, Madame Szumowska enter- 
tained our Chapter at her charming home in Brookline. We 
look forward to this each year as a rare treat. 

The Alumni Association, of the Conservatory, held a 
somewhat unique reunion in Jordan Hall, on the night of 
January thirtieth. It was called "Thirty-seven years in One," 
and on the lengthy, but very interesting program there was a 
representative from each oi the thirty-seven classes that have 



248 T H E L Y R E 

been graduated from this institution. Some made speeches, 
some sang, some played original compositions, (one of these, 
**A March for the funeral of a rag doll" causing great amuse- 
ment,) and Mn Louis Elson, with his inimitable wit con- 
tributed a humorous poem. There were many names on the 
program which have become very well known in the musical 
world, and of which the Conservatory has reason to be proud. 
After the program came the collation and a social time, and 
everyone agreed that the evening had been one of unsual 
enjoyment. 

Zeta extends a welcoming hand to the newly established 
Lambda Chapter at Syracuse, and wishes it all prosperity. 



THETA 



The sisters of Theta Chapter are for the most part just 
recovering from the examinations which marked the close of 
the first semester, and two of them are also recovering from 
the junior hop which made Ann Arbor a scene of festivity 
last week. We have had many informal good times among 
ourselves during the last few months, but have done little in 
the way of elaborate or formal entertaining since our initia- 
tion and banquet last November and the dance which imme- 
diately followed it. 

Our initiation and sorority banquet were held at the chap- 
ter house November 24th, 1906. The initiates were Maude 
Kleyn, of Holland, Mich.; Myrtle Harris, of Calumet, 
Mich., and Elizabeth Salliotte and Edith Leonard, of De- 
troit, Mich. Places were laid for thirty at the banquet. 

November 26th, an informal dancing party was given at 
the chapter house which proved very successful. 

A children's party was given just before the Christmas va- 
cation at which the girls in youthful costumes celebrated with 
a Christmas tree. 

Miss Leda Stimpson, of Grand Rapids, arrived in Ann 
Arbor just before Christmas and remained with us until the 
middle of January. She announced her engagement to Dr. 
Doolittle. 



OFALPHACHIOMEOA 24d 

LAMBDA 

Lambda sends greetings to her sisters. We have greatly 
enjoyed all the kind letters of congratulation, which have 
been sent us since we became Lambda of Alpha Chi Omega. 

Our installation and initiation occured the evening of De- 
cember 1 8. What a revelation it was for us. As then for 
the first time, the possible meaning of true fraternity dawned 
upon us; its fullness and richness have been becoming clearer 
ever since. And who could have been as dear and helpful to 
her new sisters as Mrs. Tennant was? She seemed the very 
personification of what an ideal Alpha Chi ought to be. 

Our initiation banquet followed, and although there were 
thirteen of us, we were not at all afraid, for Mrs. Tennant's 
i\lpha Chi pin was surely enough to ward off any evil conse- 
quences. 

Christmas holidays came next, within a very few days. But 
although they were as delightful as ever, I think we were all 
glad to come back and as full pledged Alpha Chis begin our 
work again. 

Pledge Day has not been definitely decided by the Pan- 
Hellenic here, but will come before March first. 

We have had a sleigh ride, heart party and several others 
since the New Year, and as a result hope to pledge several 
girls. 

Nellie Minot, '08, is now in the hospital with scarlet fever. 
We expect to have her with us again, however, in about three 
weeks. 



ALPHA ALPHA 



The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alpha Chi has had many 
luncheons and several meetings since its installation that have 
been particularly pleasant for the girls from out-of-town 
chapters. We girls are able to renew from time to time ac- 
quaintances from other chapters than our own and also meet 
girls from our own chapter. The first Saturday in every 
month a luncheon is held in Chicago. There are usually fif- 
teen or twenty girls representing- many different chapters. At 



250 T H E L Y R E 

one of the recent luncheons Delta, Gamma, Iota and Theta 
were represented. 

On Saturday, March 2, a musical will be held at the studio 
of Gertrude Ogden (Delta) in the Fine Arts building. This 
will be preceded by the regular monthly luncheon which will 
probably be given at the Chicago Athletic Club. 

The spring business meeting of Alpha Alpha will be held 
some time in April and will be preceded by a luncheon at one 
of the Chicago clubs. 

A number of Evanston and North Shore alumnae have 
formed a card club which meets every two weeks and which 
has been entertained by Mrs. Pratt in Evanston, and Mrs. 
Miller in Chicago. 



BETA BETA 



Perhaps Indianapolis did not realize that something im- 
portant was happening to a handful of her citizens, but to the 
few Alpha Chis within her gates, December the twelfth was 
a day to be recorded in history. Alpha Chi history, at least, 
for on that day the Indianapolis Alumnae held a meeting 
with the President, Miss Alta Roberts, and elected the fol- 
lowing officers, who in turn signed the charter and under the 
name of Beta Beta Chapter assumed the new dignity of 
formal organization: 

President, Alta Roberts; Vice President, Lillian Moore 
Cottingham; Corresponding Secretary, Daisy Steel Wilson; 
Recording Secretary, Anna Laura Adams; Treasurer, Lena 
Scott Wild; Historian, Florence Thompson Taggart; Lyre 
Correspondent, Ella Hill Thomson. 

We make our bow to the Chicago Alumnae. They are 
first in name, but I appeal to you to greet your mothers — 
we are a little slow, I'll admit — can that be due to caution 
or the indifference of age, but we still claim the distinction of 
mother-hood because we have several charter members of 
Alpha with us, and honer is due them since they are the 
authors of our being; but theirs is not the only reflected glory 
by which we hope to shine — ^we have the editor and assistant 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 251 

editor of the Lyre and they stir up our latent enthusiasm, — 
age again — and make us young in spite of gray hairs and 
grown up sons and daughters. We are fortunate in having 
these two extremes in our chapter and look forward to many 
good times. 

Our state function, which usually takes place the first of 
February was postponed, the date now set is the sixth 
of April — that is tempting late, is it not? but we trust the 
lucky star of Alpha Chi — and say to all Alpha Chis in the 
state and out, 

"You must come home with me and be my guest! 
You will give Joy to me, and I will do 
All that is in my power to honour you." 

— Shelley- 




252 T H E L Y R E 



Hlumnae flotes 



ENGAGEMENTS 

Leda Stimpson, Theta, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, to 
Dr. Doolittle. 

MARRIAGES 

Ivy Susan Hovey, Theta, to James Grimes Fitch, Phi 
Rho sigma, October, thirty-first, at Tacoma, Washington — 
Address, Lx)rdsburg, New Mexico. 

BIRTHS 

Clara Bull Waller, Zeta, has a second baby girl which 
arrived about Christmas time. 

Mabel Dunn Madson, Gamma, a son, born in February. 
Maytie Vaughn Moulton, Gamma, of Deadwood, South 
Dakota, a son, bom in October. 

Mrs. White, Epsilon, a daughter. 



{personals 

Ruth Swan, Delta, visited Theta for twc/ weeks during 
initiation time. 

Shellie Smith, Alpha, is taking post work and attended 
initiation on February the ninth. 

May Howey, Beta, is studying music in Chicago. 

Theta — Mrs. Sturm, an Alpha Chi patroness, who for- 
merly lived in Ann Arbor, is with us now as our chaperon. 

Margaret Mosher, Beta, has been visiting in New York 
City. 

Alta Miller, Alpha, has moved to Indian Territory. 

Nellie Hilliker, Theta, has just undergone an operation 
in Mercy Hospital, Chicago, but her present condition indi- 
cates a rapid recovery. 

Marian Ewell Pratt and husband are boarding in Evan- 
ston for the winter. 

Cora Segars, Gamma, is living in Colorado Springs for her 
health. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 263 

Jennie McHatton, Alpha, is making an extended visit in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

Kate Calkins, Beta, is studying music in Chicago and living 
on the South Side. 

Faith Butler, Theta, is spending the winter as organist and 
choir mistress in a church on the North Side. 

Bess Lewelling, Alpha, has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. 
W. W. Tucker, in Greencastle, for several days. 

Sallie Morton, Zeta, is very busy and happy in her work 
with Harold Bauer in Paris. 

Bertha Porter, Gamma, '06, was in Evanston on Feb- 
ruary the ninth. 

Elmina Lank, Alpha, is teaching music in the public 
schools at Roachdale. 

Mabel Barlow and Blanche Jones, Gamma, made the 
active chapter a visit on their wiy to Florida. 

Gertrude Damon, Zeta, has decided to give up her Con- 
servatory work for the remainder of the year and will devote 
all her time to her studies and church position in Hartford, 
Conn. 

Florence Childs Wooley, Gamma, of Evanston, is recover- 
ing from scarlet fever. 

Bonnibel Butler, Theta, is studying this winter at the Art 
Institute. 

Edith Bradley, Beta, is spending the winter in Atlanta, 
Georgia. 

Violet Truell Johnson, Zeta, has been obliged to return to 
her home in Plainheld, N. J., on account of ill health. 

Nelle Schuyler and Enid Holmes, Theta, were guests at 
the Phi Gamma Delta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Houses 
during the junior hop. 

Beta was glad to receive a short visit from Marguerite 
Bower, of the University of Wisconsin. 

Kachael Williams, Hedwig Brenneman and May Smith, 
Gamma, spent February the sixteenth and seventeenth at the 
home of Hazel De Groff in Chicago. 

Kate Granger, Beta, who graduated in voice last June is 
studying in Detroit, Michigan, this year. 

Spicie Belle South, Zeta, has recently been heard from 



254 T H E L Y R E 

in a very interesting letter. She is teaching voice in Frank- 
fort, Ky. 

Estelle Leonard, charter member of Alpha, has a very 
large piano class in Union City, Ind. They recently gave 
their eighth annual recital in the Union Grand Theatre, in 
that city. 

Gamma — ^We are glad that Marie Siebach, of Peru, 111., 
is with us again. She has been absent one semester. 

Bess Goeschel, Theta, visited in Chicago for three weeks 
during January. 

Lillian Siller Wyckoff, Gamma, of Evanston, is recovering 
from typhoid fever. 

Beta Beta Alumnae Chapter will give its monthly luncheon 
at Ayers Grill Room on Tuesday, March the twelfth. 



EXCHANGES 



Exchanges are requested to send one copy to the follow- 
ing: 

Mrs. Edward Loud, 504 E. Erie St., Albion, Mich. 

Mrs. ^Ima Patton Wade. 2236 Ashland Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Miss Jennie McHatton, 5332 Julian Ave., Irvington, Ind. 

The Lyre acknowledges the receipt of the following ex- 
changes. 

December — ^The Delta Upsilon Quarterly. — ^Thc Record 
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, The Phi Gamma Delta. 

January. — ^The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. — ^The Beta 
Theta Pix. The Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta. 

The Trident for June has an article dealing with the his- 
tory of Alumnae Chapters of all the women's fraternities, 
having six or more chapters. Phi Beta Phi was the leader in 
the movement, and Alpha Phi followed the lead, forming 
two alumnae chapters, Chicago and Boston in 1889. 

The writer of the article has the following regarding the 
plan of organizing alumnae members: 

"When the fraternity movement was started among the 
women at college, close on to forty years, the idea of edu- 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 255 

cation for women was not at all popular In many schools. 
In fact, grrls needed more than an ordinary amount of 
courage to complete a course in those days. But though the 
door had been opened only enough to let them in, they were 
there to stay. At once the problem confronted them — ^how 
could they overcome the very evident prejudice against them 
and make their position in college secure. As an answer to 
this came the idea of Fraternity. Thus gradually the fra- 
ternities became established and flourished partly from the 
desire for closer companionship among the girls themselves 
and partly because the promoters realized that they could 
more effectively secure recognition in colleges as an organi- 
zation than as individuals. They were founded purely for 
benefits in college, with no thoughts of anything further. But 
it was only natural" that wearers of the same pin living, after 
college days, in the same town, should meet occasionally and 
talk over college and fraternity days. And as they talked 
eventually the query rose — why not organize out of college 
and keep in touch with the **golden days of youth" though 
those days (for them) were past? Fraternity foundation prin- 
ciples were strong enough to stand the test of after life, and 
should not the fraternity be the means of keeping the happy 
college life from slipping entirely away to the dreamy past? 
It could be, and thus it was as a sort of evolutionary process 
that Alumnae chapters were formed. Their object was at 
first, among all the fraternities, merely to strengthen or re- 
new friendships. Then came the desire to help the active 
girls; first, by their influence, then in more practical ways as 
the problems of chapter rooms and houses appeared. Later 
came scholarships and loan funds for worthy members, or 
for chapters wishing to build, settlement work, phil- 
anthropic work, etc. While the work varies in indi- 
vidual chapters according to circumstances or conditions, for 
all fraternities it is practically the same." — Alphi Phi 
Quarterly. 

"Among the so-called college publications, a fraternity 
magazine occupies a peculiar sphere and exerts a peculiar in- 
fluence. It is the one tangible bond between chapters, neces- 
sarily far separated. There is no room in a fraternity maga- 



256 T H E L Y R E 

zine for "quips and cranks and wanton wiles," for jokes 
familiar to one chapter would be wholly unintelligible to 
another. Instead, in our Eleusis — and I take that as a 
model fraternity magazine — there is room for sisterly let- 
ters filled with good wishes, good advice, accounts of work 
and accounts of play; there is room for clever, scholarly 
articled by the students of the sisterhood ; there is room for 
dainty little lyrics, voicing the merits of Chi Omega; there 
is room for the editor's confidential chat with her contribu- 
tors; and there is room — for we are broad-minded — for a 
brief review of other fraternity publications. Then, too, a 
fraternity magazine is the 'outward and visible' mark of 
the fraternity's ideals, goals and ambitions. It is the stand- 
ard by which the outside world estimates the Fraternity." — 
"Eleusis" of Chi Omega. 

"A large chapter is not necessarily a strong one, nor is a 
small chapter necessarily weak. It is quality that we wish 
whether we are large or small. Unity is more easily brought 
about when there are but few, and, for this reason, a large 
chapter, in which there, is perfect unity, is all the more to 
be admired. By this unity I do not mean that every girl 
should lay aside her individuality and agree to everything 
that anyone else thinks or proposes. Each one should bring 
her individuality into the fraternity meeting and give her 
opinion on the question discussed. When the final decision 
is made let the chapter act unanimously. Outsiders are 
the first to notice any lack of unity in a chapter, and likewise 
are the first to criticize such a lack, therefore the best plan 
is to give them no chance to criticize" — Key of Kappa Kappa 
Gamma. 

Kappa Kappa Gamma anounces the installation of a 
Chapter Beta Upsilon in West Virginia University, Saturday, 
December the twenty-second, Nineteen hundred and six, 
Morgantown, West Virginia. 

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity announces the establishment of 
Washington Alpha Chapter of the Washington State 
University Saturday, January fifth, nineteen hundred and 
seven, Seattle Washington. 



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THE LYRE 



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Alpha Chi Omega 

a" QUARTERLY MAGAZINE 



Vol. X June. 1907 No. 4 



THE OPPICIAI« ORGAN OP 

Alpha Chi Omkga Sorority 



PUBUSHRD BY 



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Klma Patton Wade, Editor 

2236 Ashland Avenue 

Indianapolis, Indiana 



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CONTENTS 



LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 255 

ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 256 

PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF GRAND OPERA IN PARIS - 257 

A GLIMPSE OF CALIFORNIA 259 

A TRIP TO HONOLULU 262 

CHINESE MUSIC 265 

LAMBDA'S GOAT 266 

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 267 

INSTALLATION OF MU CHAPTER - - - - 271 

SIMPSON COLLEGE - - 274 

ALPHA ALPHA GAMMA 276 

REUNION OF ALPHA 279 

REPORTS OF EXAMINATION FOR 1907 - - - 282 

EDITORIALS 283 

CHAPTER LETTERS 285 

PERSONALS 299 

EXCHANGES - 307 

MUSIC IN THE CHAPTER 307 

The Lyre will appear regularly the first of December, 
March, June and October. All matter for publication should 
be in the hands of the editor the first of the month pre- 
ceding the month of publication. 

Subscription price per year, $i.oo, payable in advance. 
Per Copy, 25 cents. 

For advertising rates address the editor. 

Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at Indi- 
anapolis, Ind., under the act of Congress of March 3, 1897. 



THE LYRE EDITORIAL BOARD 



EDITOR. 
Mrs. Elma Patton Wade, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana 



ASSISTANT EDITOR. 
Jennie McHatton, Alpha Indianapolis, Indiana. 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

Alpha — Mayme Winans 408 Elm Street, Qreencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Bessie M. Shanley 405 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Gamma— Blanche Ballamy Willard Hall, Evanston, Illinois 

Delta — Mary Greene Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon — Carrie Trowbridge. .College of Music, Los Angeles, California 
Zeta — Gertrude Damon.. 144 Hemenway Street, Boston, Massachusetts 

Theta — Louise Van Voorhis 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota— Grace Ewing 502 Elm Street, Urbana, Illinois 

Kappa — Sarah Morgan 141 South Butler Street, Madison, Wisconsin 

Lambda — Ruth Harlow Wlnchell Hall, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Mu Indianola, Iowa 

Alpha Alpha — Mary R. Vose 638 Judson Aye., Evanston, Illinois 

Beta Beta — Mrs. Ella Hill Thompson 

41 West Drive, Woodruff Place, Indianapolli 



ALPHA CHI OMEGA SORORITY 

FOUNDED 1888 



GRAND COUNCIL. 

President— Mrs. Edward Loud 504 E. Erie Street, Albion, Mich. 

Vice President — Mrs. 'Robert Howell 

1613 University Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Secretary — Imo E. Baker 702 University Ave., Champaign, 111. 

Treasurer — Laura A. Howe 912 North Street, Logansport, Ind. 

Inspector — Mrs. Richard Tennant 

824 South Fifth St., Terre Haute, Ind. 

Historian— Mabel H. Siller 716 Clark St, Ehranston, 111. 

Editor of Lyre— Mrs. Will H. Wade 

2236 Ashland Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Assistant Editor — ^Jennie McHatton, 5332 Julian Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 



DIRECTORY OP ACTIVE CHAPTERS. 

Alpha — DePauw 408 Elm Street, GreencasUe, Indiana 

Beta — Albion College Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Northwestern University Evanston, Ulinoia 

Delta — ^Allegheny College Meadville, Pennaylvania 

Epsllon — College of Music, University of Southern California, 

Lo8 Angelet 

Zeta — New England Conservatory of Music Boston, Maasachaaetts 

Theta — University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota — University of Illinois Champaign, niinoia 

Kappa — University of Wisconsin Madiaon, Wisoonain 

Lambda — Syracuse University Syracuse, New York 

Mu — Simpson College Indianola, Iowa 



DIRECTORY OF ALUMINAE CHAPTERS. 

Alpha Alpha — Chicago, IlL 

Beta Beta — Indianapolis, Ind. 



CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES. 

Alpha — Pearl Fuller 408 Elm Street, Greencastle, Indiana 

Beta — Cleora Miller 409 East Porter Street, Albion, Michigan 

Gamma — Hedwig Brenneman Willard Hall. Evanston, niinoia 

Delta — Alice McDowell North Main Street, Meadville, Pennsylvania 

Epsilon— Louise White 1085 W. 36th St, Los Angeles. Cal. 

Zeto— Hilda Swartz, 129 Heminway St, Boston, Mass. 

Theta— Lucile McLouth 407 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Iota— Mary McNally 309 John Street, Champaign, Illinois 

Kappa— Anna Rueth Chadbume Hall, Madison, Wis. 

Lambda — Olive Morris Syracuse, N. Y. 

Mu — Mayme Slllaman Indianc^ Iowa 

Alpha Alpha — Marjory Grafius .Chicago, HI. 

Beta Beta— Daisy Steele Wilson Blind Institute, Indianapolla, Ind. 



INTER^ORORITY SECRETARY. 
Jobelle Holcombe Carnell Hall, Fayettevllle, Arkansas 



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ALPHA CHI OMEGA 



Vol. X iNDiANAFous, Ind., June, 1907 No. 4 

PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF GRAND OPERA 

IN PARIS 



Wc were simply delighted to know that the plans of our 
party were completed, and that we were to attend grand 
opera in Paris. We had seen the ^'Theatre National de TOp- 
era" in the day time, and had admired its beauty and its 
magnificence. Situated, as it is, at the end of avenue de TOp- 
cra, with rue Auber and rue de la Paix on either side, it 
makes an imposing appearance as one approaches it. 

This opera house, which was built in 1861-74, is the lar- 
gest theater in the world, covering nearly three acres; al- 
though there are two theaters in Italy which surpass its seat- 
ing capacity of two thousand one hundred and fifty-six. As 
we approached the building, we noticed that it was con- 
structed of light gray stone or granite. The broad, low 
steps lead to seven arched doors on the first floor, while above 
these are seven corresponding windows opening upon as 
many balconies with white balustrades. The massive col- 
umns across the front are of ornate, Corinthian architecture, 
while an immense low dome surmounts the roof. The 
facade is exceedingly rich in statuary, of which the most no- 
ticeable is the celebrated group of **La Danse" by Carpeaux, 
the seven others representing music, lyric and idyllic poetry, 
declamation, song, drama and lyric drama. 

So much for the exterior of the theater in the daytime. We 
had admired it then, but our admiration grew into wonder as 
we entered the doors in the evening. The **Foyer du Pub- 
lic" is broad and magnificent with its white marble floor and 



258 THE LYRE 

massive Corinthian columns decorated profusely with gold; 
while the portieres and upholstering of the chairs are of rich 
red velvet, adding much to the general effect of beauty. Then 
as we ascended the grand staircase of white marble, with its 
balustrades of red antique and hand-rails of Algerian onyx, 
we did not wonder that it is considered the finest staircase in 
Europe. 

When we reached the second Hoor, a surprise awaited us, 
for instead of being shown to our box by a masculine usher, 
we found maids dressed in neat black gowns, who graciously 
took our wraps and unlocked the door of our box. From our 
position in the auditorium we could see that above the main 
floor of seats, were four tiers of boxes all around the theater. 
The mural paintings, the curtain, and the elaborate chande- 
liers all carried out the whole idea of rich splendor in the 
decorations. 

About the time the orchestra began the strains of "Wil- 
helm Tell," we looked around for librettos, but, much to our 
disappointment, we could procure nothing in English, so we 
had to be satisfied with the French, and I, indeed, was truly 
thankful that I had some knowledge of that language, for 
while all of us knew the main plot of the opera, we had for- 
gotten many of the details. 

The music was fine, the soloists and the chorus being excel- 
lent. The scenery, too, held a particular attraction for us, 
since we had, just a short time before, come through that old, 
historic village of Altdorf and through the Swiss country 
bordering the shores of Lake Geneva. The shipwreck was 
simply marvelous — and it was, indeed, hard to realize that 
we were looking upon a stage scene instead of upon the beau- 
tiful Lake Geneva lashed to a fury by the storm. 

The **stars'' were not those whom we are accustomed to 
hear in grand opera in this country, as it was the summer sea- 
son, but it seemed to me that they compared very favorably 
with them. The representation of the Alpine horn was so 
real that we could almost see again the old Swiss peasant who, 
for a few centimes, had given us an exhibition of his skill 
upon that instrument of such sweet and powerful tones. How 
distinctly its echo had come back to us from those magnificent 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 259 

snow-capped mountains ! Of course, the "apple scene" was in- 
tensely interesting, for it was very well acted. Tell's aim was 
perfectly true, and he performed his delicate task without the 
slightest effort. 

Another attraction was the scene containing the ballet 
dancing, with all of its bewitching grace — the two principal 
dancers seeming more like fairies than like human beings. I 
had never before seen such wonderful dancing — but then 
where else could one expect to see an accomplishment of that 
kind so well performed as in **Gay Paris?" 

How we regretted that there must be an end to that even- 
ing! After the last song had died away and the orchestra 
had ceased its music, yes, even after we had gone down to 
our carriage and had driven back to our hotel, the charm of 
it all was still upon us. 

Mabel Harriet Siller, Gamma. 



A GUMPSE OF CALIFORNIA 



In this busy world of ours stop just a moment and let me 
tell you a little about a few of the beautiful spots away out 
west in California. 

Having been brought up in Evanston, I have an eye for 
the beautiful in nature, and find my aesthetic tastes thorough- 
ly satisfied out here on the Pacific Coast. 

In speaking of Evanston my thoughts turn naturally to the 
college campus and the enchanting lake shore, a most beau- 
tiful setting for the stately university buildings. 

Pasadena has been called the Evanston of the west, and if 
it but had a university, with a campus and a lake, it well 
might honor the name, for a more beautiful spot seldom has 
been seen, every city and all classes of people have contrib- 
uted to make it so, from Buffalo bankers to St. Louis brewers, 
every yard is a park and everything and everybody is on dress 
parade every day. 

Mount Lowe and Mount Wilson are the greatest moun- 
tain attractions. Mount I^we, if you want the cable to do 



260 THE LYRE 

the work, and Mount Wilson, if you arc willing to work a 
little yourself. 

It is said that Mount Lowe has the most wonderful cable 
incline in the world, at the top of which, over six thousand 
feet high, is "Ye Alpine Tavern," an inn patterned after 
the long ago. The car stops in front of the door, you get out 
and go in and the first thing that you sec is an enormous fire- 
place with great logs either burning or waiting to be lighted ; 
in the winter they are always burning brightly, making one 
think of stories mother used to tell and almost to believe that 
your life had turned back fifty years. 

The orchards and vineyards and cities are spread out be- 
low you in a wonderful panorama and even the old ocean, 
forty miles away may be clearly outlined. This is an easy 
mountain trip, but if you are after real fun and are willing to 
undergo a little fatigue, take the trolly to the foot of Mount 
Wilson and then the burros— one for yourself, one for your 
friend and one for your traps — now you are ready for a five 
hours trip in and out of the canyons around the mountains 
and before you are half up to the top, you will be sure of one 
of two things, either your burro knows a good deal or doesn^t 
know anything. But it is on this trip that you really enjoy 
yourself, creeping along up the mountain, looking back to 
see and be surprised at the short distance you have gone, 
crossing and recrossing the same stream many times— cold as 
ice and clear as crystal — satisfying your ravenous appetite 
from your lunch basket, marveling at the growth of the 
shrubbery and magnificence of the trees, wishing you could 
carry home the sword fern and asparagus plumosis to deck 
your rooms. 

But at length you are at the top and with the setting of the 
sun you are ready for that sound and refreshing sleep that 
only a trip in the mountains and an elevation of fourteen 
thousand feet can bring. Of course you will be up next 
morning in time to see the sun rise over the more distant 
peaks and to look down on the clouds as they float around be- 
neath you, and to listen to the echoes of your voice as each 
peak throws them back to you until they die away in the 
distance. 



OFALPHACHflOMEQA 261 

And now for another just such a day as yesterday, per- 
haps sobered a little by stiff joints and tired limbs, but no less 
delightful. 

There are many single day trips into the canyons and 
mountains that are grand, but I must leave the mountains for 
a trip to the ocean. Santa Catalina, an island, thirty miles 
out from mainland is an ideal spot and has become world 
famed, the trip to the island is a lovely one for those that en- 
joy the water. Away toward the horizon you can faintly out- 
line in the distance, the island and as you approach it, a 
rocky prominence rises off to one side that you recognize as 
Sugar Loaf, up the sides of which you have climbed many 
times and from its top often watched the arrival of the even- 
ing boat. 

Avalon, the Island City, is nestled in a crescent-shaped can- 
yon and you at once think is that all, for it does appear from 
the incoming steamer like a child^s playground, but so far 
there has been room for all that go and is an ideal place for a 
vacation, a month seeming all too short. 

The still, tilear water is all that could be desired for either 
boating, bathing or fishing. 

The submarine gardens, which look like forests in the 
water, show marvelous kinds of animal and vegetable life as 
one floats over them in a glass bottom boat and is a sight one 
never tires of. 

It is only after spending a little time in such places as I 
have mentioned that one realizes what beautiful and grand 
spots the world possesses and a year in California will make 
the most skeptical, a believer in a Paradise found. Life is 
what we make it, but with the help of a wonderful country 
and an almost perfect climate one can hardly help seeing the 
beautiful side and trying to add her mite to the smile of 
nature. 

Leila Skelton Brown, Epsilon. 



262 THE LYRE 

A TRIP TO HONOLULU 



To the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega I will give a few of the 
experiences of Miss McArthur and myself on our recent trip 
to Honolulu. 

Our start was made from San Pedro March id, and every- 
one's friends were there to wish the party "bon voyage," and 
express a desire to go, too. If they had only known the joys 
in store for us for several days they would not have been so 
envious. The first two days out were so rough our stateroom 
tboked as though a cyclone had struck it. Our trunk, clothes 
and the chairs played tag until there was such a conglomera- 
tion we thought we should never find our things again. Most 
of my combs and hairpins were in small pieces, and I kept my 
hair up by faith the rest of the way over. But the fourth day 
found us in a tropical ocean with balmy air, and all woes for- 
gotten. 

Some entertainment was planned for the party every day, 
so the time never hung heavily on our hands. The funny 
performances of some of the passengers proved as entertain- 
ing as some of the scheduled programs. 

The ninth morning out from San Pedro we sighted the 
island of Hawaii, the largest of the Sandwich Island group. 
It could be called a second ^'Emerald Isle," so green are its 
beautiful slopes with sugar cane, and tropical verdure. 

The ship anchored in beautiful Hilo Bay with Cocoanut 
Island on the right, and the snow-capped peak of Manna 
Kea to our left. The town of Hilo is built in the form of a 
crescent around the bay, with the cocoanut trees standing up 
tall and straight, keeping watch for any storms that might 
sweep in from the ocean. Our only regret was that none of 
our Hawaiian ancestors were around to climb a tree and 
throw us down a nut. 

At the landing we found ourselves apparently in Manila 
or Japan, there were so many Japanese women, and fat moon- 
faced little babies waiting to greet us. The small houses are all 
built high on stilts for ventilation as well as to avoid the dan- 
gers of malaria from so much moisture. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 263 

I have not space to tell of all the tropical beauties we dis- 
covered as we wandered up one street and down another, or 
the quaint town with never a suspicion of a street car and 
only one automobile, the sugar mills or the lovely Rainbow 
Falls back of town, but will give you a glimpse of the volcano 
of Kilanea. 

It is a trip of thirty-two miles by train and stage through a 
wonderful growth of ferns, so thick one can barely force their 
way through. There are wild bananas and pineapples, too, 
scattered along to tempt one. 

One has no intimation that they are anywhere near a vol- 
cano until they get right on the **critter" as one gentleman 
called it. The volcano house looks as if it might be built 
on the lid of an inmiense teakettle the way the steam keeps 
pouring out all around. We felt rather squeemish about stay- 
ing all night until we had seen the active crater, then we de- 
cided it was perfectly safe. 

, Imagine yourself standing on the edge of a precipice look- 
ing into a black lake, seven miles long by two and a half wide, 
whose storm-tossed billows have been suddenly congealed in- 
to deathlike silence. From the Volcano House is a steep de- 
scent of three or four hundred feet to the lava bed, then a 
three-mile walk to the active crater of Halemanman. The 
most dangerous place is about two-thirds of the way up 
where we burned our postal cards. The fire is so near the 
surface it burns one's shoes as they walk over it. 

We hurried on and suddenly came to an immense punch- 
bowl four hundred and fifty feet deep with an area of one 
hundred and sixty acres, though it looked to be about the 
size of a city block from the height that we looked down. 
Looking into the black depths everything was still, but grad- 
ually a patch of fire appeared that spread with a hissing 
sound like water being poured over moulten metal. The 
lava took such fantastic shapes one could see all manner of 
people and animals apparently in the worst tortures of hades. 
It cools very rapidly turning black on top, and leaves just the 
outline in red lava. 

Our procession back to the volcano house looked like a 



264 THE LYRE 

class of initiates as we stumbled along through the rain and 
steam, with our lanterns bobbing this way and that. 

One of the interesting things provided for our entertain- 
ment, was the *iuan" or native feast. Every family was 
taxed and preparations were made for six hundred people. 
The hall was a bower of greenery and ferns and the native 
dainties were served on leaves and in little baskets, which 
the guests took away as souvenirs. 

Of course, there were no knives or forks, our thumb 
and two fingers took their place. The chief dainty is the 
'^poi," the sacred dish of the Hawaiians. It is made from the 
roots of the taro plant, and is of the consistency of thick 
cream. The natives think it delicious, but our tastes were 
not cultivated to it. 

At Honolulu, we were welcomed by the Royal Hawaiian 
Band and a sextet of singers. The Hawaiians have the 
most beautiful voices, so strong, yet rich and mellow. Even 
the children's voices are without the slightest shrillness, they 
all sing as easily as they breathe. We were charmed with 
the music every where we went. 

The party was feted with dances, concerts, and receptions. 
The most charming affair, was the reception given the ladies 
of the party, by Ex-Governor Cleghom, at his beautiful 
home. 

We had quite an experience shooting the waves at Waikiki 
Beach. We had started in on the last trip and were about 
a quarter of a mile from shore in the little surf boat, when 
a big wave swamped the boat, and we girls sat in water up 
to our necks while the men swam aloi^g pushing the boat 
to shore. It is most exhilaratinc; sport to get ahead of a big 
wave and let it shoot one in to shore like an arrow, while the 
spray dashes all over one, and we did not mind our extra 
ducking at all. 

I could tell of many other pleasant times, but will leave 
the rest to your imagination, and hope some time you may all 
have the opportunity of visiting those beautiful islands and 
making the acquaintance of the most hospitable people in 
the world. 

M. Mabel Chaliin, Epsilon. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 266 

CHINESE MUSIC 



Music, in China, has undoubtedly been known since the 
remotest antiquity. The Chinese regard it as the essence of 
harmony existing between heaven, earth and man. The 
first invaders ot China brought with them certain ideas of 
music. The natives themselves had also some kind of a 
musical system, which their conquerors admired and prob- 
ably mixed with their own. Different systems seem to have 
been developed by the different emperors, but music assumed 
its characteristic form with the Emperor Hoang-ty in 
B. C. 2697, when names were given to the sounds and one 
iixed upon as a base note. Unfortunately the books on 
music as well as those on musical instruments were lost at 
the great destruction of Books — so little is known of ancient 
Chinese music. 

Modem music dates from A. D. 600. It has been re- 
marked that the music of the Chinese is '^deliciously hor- 
rible,'' like cats trying to sing base with sore throats. The 
present Chinese musical system admits theoretically seven 
sounds in the scale, but practically use only five. 

There are two kinds of Chinese music, ritual or sacred 
music, which is passably sweet and generally of a minor 
character, and the theatrical or popular music. Ritual music 
is used in acts of worship, the worship of heaven and earth, 
of ancestors and of the sun and moon. The popular music 
includes all other kinds, of which there are not a few. Not 
a procession winds its way through the narrow streets, but 
has bands of musicians, sometimes scores of bands, having 
small drums and clashing cymbals. 

Music takes an important part in marriages and an equal- 
ly prominent one in funerals, the poorest of which has at 
least one musician. The chief attraction of the theatre to the 
natives consists in the music and singing, attractive to the 
native, but ear splitting and headache producing to the for- 
eigner. The foreigner admits that the Chinese have theo- 
retically, a perfect scale and fairly good notation, but finds 
a satisfactory method of expressing time lacking. The 
Chinese, it seems, do not appreciate our music any more 



266 THE LYRE 

than we do theirs; in their opinion, all foreign music lacks 
harmony. 

There is quite a variety of musical instruments used in 
Chinese music. Some instruments are confined to Chinese 
sacred music in their ritual ceremonies, and others to popu- 
lar music. One of the most ancient of these is the "Stone 
Chinese," consisting of a series of sonorous stones of vary- 
ing thickness, hung in a frame work. There is also the 
single sonorous stone, and a marble flute. This employment 
of stone for musical instruments is peculiar to China. Bells 
of different shapes, square and round, and of weights from 
over fifty tons downwards are much used, every temple of any 
size, having one large one, at least, as well as a large drum.. 
Among curious ancient musical instruments are the chimes of 
small bells, suspended in a frame, another is a wooden 
mortar struck by a wooden hammer. 

Some of the stringed instruments are also very ancient, 
there are a number of flutes, guitars and violins, and among 
wind instruments there are the flutes and clarionets. 

Phoebe Joslin, Epsilon. 



LAMBDA'S GOAT 



A toast to our venerable goat; 

With his iron-like teeth and shaggy coat, 

His terrible horns and his painted beard, 

And plaintive bleat, so strange and wierd. 

Five maids he near scared to death 

With his flashing eye and heated breath; 

As one by one, on his back he took 

Each gave the other a farewell look. 

First, he walks sedate and slow; 

Then like a whirlwind, he seems to go. 

Now on the ground, now in the air. 

Prancing here, and galloping there, 

Until the maiden in anguish cries 

For some one to save her, to help her, at least 

She's ne'er before seen this terrible beast. 

And when aU his antics and tricks he's tried, , 

And finds the maidens still able to ride. 

He gives up the struggle without a sigh; 

He's proven her worthy to claim Alpha Ohi. 

And when the terrible ordeal is o'er. 

He goes back to his tin-can diet once more; 

And the maid — well, when her fear is passed. 

She declares, shell stand by that goat to the last. 

She'll love and cherish each memory dear. 

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OFALPHACHIOMEQA 267 

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 



An account of Syracuse University properly written would 
be ^ much like a fairy story that I am afraid its truth would 
be doubted by many, so rapid has been its growth, so unex- 
pected and so unusual the occurrences each year. Syracuse 
has a population of only 130,000, yet how much it has ac- 
complished and how much it is on its way to accomplish in 
building and equipping this great university I 

It began in the celebration of the centennial of Methodism 
ini866. There were at this time under the care of the 
Methodist denomination several seminaries in New York, 
but only one college. This — Genessee College was located 
in Lima, in the western part of the state — a small village 
several miles distant from a railroad station. This college 
had been in operation since 1856 doing excellent work, but 
because of the disadvantages of location had not prospered 
as much as had been anticipated. Therefore it was resolved 
to seek a central location to which Genessee College might be 
removed. As Syracuse was an attractive city in the central 
part of the state and easily reached from all directions it was 
decided to transfer the college to this city. So, in the year 
1870 fifty acres in the southeastern part of the city were se- 
lected and the first building, "The Hall of Languages" erec- 
ted. When the college opened that fall there were only for- 
ty-one students registered and five professors on the faculty. 
Though it began as a Methodist institution no strict denomin- 
ational preference has ever been entertained. This college of 
liberal arts now offers four courses ; the classical, philosophi- 
cal, scientific and the course in library economy. 

To this, the next year was added the college of medicine, 
which was a continuation of the Geneva Medical College 
( 1 835-1 872). This Syracuse school, the first in New York 
and the third in the United States adopted a three years' 
course of eight months each year and for sixteen years the 
trio of Harvard, Chicago and Syracuse were the only three- 
year schools in the American Union. It has been for some 
years now a four years' course and today the college stands 
at the very front of medical schools in America. 



268 THELYRE 

The next year the College of Fine Arts was established, 
the only chartered college of its kind in the United States. It 
gives instruction in architecture, sculpture, painting, engrav- 
ing and music. The success of the graduates of the musical 
department as teachers is proven by the demand for them by 
prominent schools throughout this country. Special attention 
is given to the theory and history of music, lectures with illus- 
trations being given each week during the year. Besides the 
musical work and in keeping with the educational character 
of the work the students are required to complete courses of 
studies in modem languages, ancient and modern history, and 
the history of Fine Arts. Weekly recitals are given through- 
out the year at which all the students may be called upon to 
take part and monthly public recitals by the advanced stu« 
dents are held in the large hall of John Crouse College. 
These attract immense audiences. Since 1901 the students 
of Fine Arts have given what is known as "The Fake Show." 
In 1904 the Fine Arts Fakirs' Association was regularly 
formed and now each year initiation is held and the show 
given every other year. 

In 1895 ^^ fourt college, the College of Law, began its 
career. It requires a three years' course. Syracuse is espe- 
cially well located for a law college as it has many courts and 
the bar is strong. 

More recently has been established the Lyman C. Smith 
College of Applied Science. The work here consists of three 
four-year courses in engineering: civil, electrical and me- 
chanical. 

Last year the university purchased the Renwick Castle and 
grounds consisting of fourteen acres just to the west of the 
campus. As a result last September a sixth college was 
opened, known as "The Teachers' College." The courses of 
Normal Art and Normal Music belong here. 

Amongst the features of the university are spacious and 
well arranged dormitories, two of which, Winchell and 
Haven IlaUs, are now occupied by women students. Haven 
being especially for the musical girls. A third dormitory, 
which has just been erected and will accommodate two hun- 
dred men, is called Sims Hall after the third chancellor. 



OF ALPH A CH I OM EQA 269 

Other houses are being bought and more dormitories will be 
erected until all the students are accommodated within their 
walls except those resident in the city or living in the chapter 
houses, of which there are already over thirty. 

During the last two years several new buildings have been 
begun, one, a large library given by Andrew Carnegie, also a 
new chemistry building known as Bowne Hall, a natural his- 
tory building and a mechanical laboratory for engineering 
courses. However one of the most interesting works now 
being carried on and quite unique in its way is the excavation 
of a stadium. It is constructed on the Greek plan and will 
have tiers of seats for 200,000 persons. Here almost every 
modern sport and game can be played. It will be the only 
one of its kind in America. On the east side of this stadium 
a new gymnasium has been started this spring, the old build- 
ing being too small to accommodate the great number of stu- 
dents. An underground tunnel will connect it with the 
stadium. 

Among the institutions established by the students are the 
Young Women's and Young Men's Christian Associations. 
The present membership is about seven hundred. Every 
year a large delegation is sent to represent Syracuse in the 
Students' Y. W. C. A. conference at Silver Bay. 

Of all the customs peculiar to Syracuse University the one 
perhaps which is the most looked forward to and enjoyed the 
most by the students is "Moving Up" day which takes place 
about May first. On this day the seniors wear their caps and 
gowns for the first time on the campus and at chapel special 
services are prepared. Each class moves up one class higher 
and for the rest of the year there are no freshmen. 

The extraordinary development of the university is due 
chiefly to the great personal influence of the chancellor, Mr. 
James R. Day. During the thirteen years of his chancellor- 
ship as many as fifteen new buildings have been erected cost- 
ing over two millions of dollars. Also the number of stu- 
dents has been increased from about 600 to 3,000, who come, 
not only from around Syracuse, but from other states and 
even from the Eastern Hemisphere, including India, Japan 



270 THE LYRE 

and China. The faculty of professors, lecturers and assist- 
ants now numbers over 200. 

This has been the growth of the university during its short 
life of three and a half score of years. It has kept always on 
its upward march, growing stronger and stronger each year. 
Why, therefore, may there not be greater growth and still 
greater things in store for it in the future? Will not the stu- 
dents, too, in years to come have reason to watch its develop- 
ment with eagerness and have a feeling of love and pride for 
Syracuse University, their Alma Mater? 

"Flag we love! Orange! Float for aye — 

Old Syracuse o*er thee. 

May thy sons be leal and loyal 

To thy memory." 

Martha Lee, Lambda '09. 




OFALPHACHIOMEGA 271 

"IpSTALLATION OF MU CHAPTER OF ALPHA 
^- CHI OMEGA 



To begin at the beginning it was with a sense of happy im- 
portance that Mrs. Loud and I boarded the train on Sunday 
afternoon, May 12, to help to found a chapter of Alpha Chi 
Omega which would, in a measure, lessen the distance be- 

. tween us and our sisters in Los Angeles. After a night in the 
sleeper, we awakened the following morning at Des Moines, 
wliere our forces were joined by Sister Elizabeth Patrick, of 
fianuna, whose home is now in Des Moines, and whose help 
^d encouragenient will be of great service to our infant 
tiuipter. 

* Upon our arrival in Indianola we were welcomed by two 
' imiling faces which we might have known without identifica- 
tioh to belong to our soon-to-be sisters, so full of enthusiasm 
were they. It was dinner time and after this we were taken 
to the pleasant rooms in the Women's Hall on the campus, 
which were to be ours during the few days following, and 
where at all hours* that afternoon we were welcomed by the 
remaining thirteen girls in whom we were greatly interested, 

- and who were hitherto known as Alpha Alpha Gammas. 
'This little informal gathering was a happy introduction, and 

?^ at nearly five o'clock we all met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 

y Silliman, parents of two of our members, where the pledging 

* jceremony was given to these fifteen girls, who had been such 

froud possessors of their own local badge, yet realized the 
roade'r signficance of their new relations. At this same 
attractive and convenient home the formal installation took 
place on the same Monday evening at eight o'clock. The 
4iownfall of rain was only a forerunner of what the weather 
man had in store for us for a few days, but this had no effect 
•dpon the ardor of the group of thirteen who presented them- 
wtves promptly at the appointed hour. Until half past 
eleven wc were absorbed in the initiation of these thirteen 
members of Mu Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, and at that 
hour arrived two other candidates who had been unable to 
come earlier, and now we have fifteen new sisters, and these 



272 THE LYRE 

fifteen are happy in having received a glimpse of what signifi- 
cance Alpha Chi has for her members. The following is the 
chapter roll: Myrtle Bussey, Florence Armstrong, Emma 
Jane Brown, Ellen Conrey, Lena Dalrymple, Lora Hagler, 
Nellie Harris, Mayme Johnson, Margaret Schimmelfenig, 
Ada Schimmelfenig, Ethel MacFadon, Carrie MacFadon, 
Effie Silliman, Mayme Silliman. 

After a nice dinner with Miss Dalrymple and her mother 
the following day, we assembled at the very pretty home of 
Margaret and Ada Schimmelfenig to have our first business 
meeting. Preceding this the pledging ceremony was given to 
Fern Ogg, a former member of Alpha Gamma, for whom it 
was necessary to wait two or three weeks before being in- 
itiated. Then the afternoon until four o'clock went very 
quickly in discussing the constitution and ceremonies, and ex- 
plaining many things, and at five o'clock a dainty banquet was 
served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bagley. The co-ming- 
ling of the Alpha Gamma white carnations and our own of 
scarlet hue made a pretty and significant decoration for the 
banquet tables. We ate and talked and gave our yells, and 
heard the toasts. Lora Hagler was toast-mistress and called 
for the following : 

'*How Alpha Gamma Came To Be" Mayme Silliman 

**Alpha Gamma's Pledge to Alpha Chi" Fern Ogg 

**Memories" Carrie MacFadon 

**Alpha Chi Omega" Mrs. Edward Loud 

I should like to mention each one of them and give you 
some impression of the spirit of each, but can only say that 
we liked them all and realized so much that we could not tell 
but only feel, and wished that every Alpha Chi might have 
the uplifting experience of an installation. Congratulatory 
letters were read from all the other chapters, and the expres- 
sion of inter-fraternity feeling was shown in the receipt of 
boxes of carnations from every fraternity existing in the col- 
lege, both national and local. In fact one of the happy im- 
pressions of these busy days was the splendid spirit of friend- 
liness existing among the various fraternities themselves, be- 
tween the faculty and the fraternities and the townspeople and 
college students. 



O F A L P H A C H I O M E Q A 273 

Immediately after the banquet, we were taken to the first 
concert of the Annual May Festival, which, aside from the 
pleasure we found in the concerts which were exceedingly in- 
teresting, we were so gratified to see our girls take some of 
the most prominent solo parts on the programs, and in every 
way demonstrate their capability and charm. . 

Wednesday was more absorbing than ever, so full was it of 
visits to chapel and classes, a dinner at the hotel for all the 
chapter, two concerts in the afternoon, a lovely supper at the 
home of Mrs. Schimmelfenig. More music in the evening, 
and lastly, a continued business meeting after the evening 
concert which was the only available and unoccupied time. 

Our last day, too, was made a gay occasion, and it seemed 
quite impossible that a day could slip away so rapidly. In 
the morning came a pleasant and reassuring interview with 
President Cnelton and Miss Bentley, the Dean of Women. At 
twelve-thirty Alpha Tau Omega opened the doors of its at- 
tractive home to us, with a nice dinner and our thanks are ex- 
tended to those from whom we received the courtesy. From 
two o'clock until three Mu Chapter had planned a reception 
at the home of Effie and Mayme Silliman in honor of their 
new allegiance to members of the other fraternities, the facul- 
ty and city friends. At three and four-thirty we enjoyed two 
more concerts and at seven-thirty in the evening was given 
the Oratorio of St. Paul, which was an unqualified success. 

And so, on Friday morning we turned our footsteps, hap- 
py in the personal touch which had been ours and in the new, 
energetic life which had been added to our fraternity, grate- 
ful for the hospitality and cordiality which we found in our 
new sisters, and only sorry that these days were so soon ended. 

Marcia Clark Howell. 



274 T H E L Y R E 

SIMPSON COLLEGE 



Indianola, the home of Simpson College, is situated in the 
southern part of the state of Iowa, eighteen miles from Des 
Moines. It is a quiet and pleasant town and as it has no 
saloons, billiard or pool halls, nor places of questionable 
character, it furnishes an ideal environment for students. It 
has about three thousand six hundred inhabitants. It has 
two railroads, one of which gives interurban service with 
Des Moines. This affords the students and citizens of In- 
dianola the advantages of a city. 

By an act of the Des Moines Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal church, in 1867, Simpson College was organized 
and was named after our honored Bishop Simpson. 

It is situated in a maple grove in the north part of In- 
dianola, just three blocks from the business center, and has 
a campus of four blocks. In the center of the campus is 
College Hall, which was erected in 1870, to take the place 
of the building erected in 1867. It contains the Chapel, 
Business Department, German recitation room, Y. W. C. A., 
parlor and society halls. The next building to be erected was 
the Science Hall, which was erected 18 years later. It con- 
tains the laboratories. Art Department and other recitation 
rooms. In 1890, the Ladies' Hall was built, in whidi the 
Dean of Women and about fifty girls live. The Adminis- 
tration Building was erected in 190 1. It contains the col- 
lege offices, shorthand and typewriting department, reci- 
tation rooms and temporarily the Library. The Conserva- 
tory of Music Building, erected in 1902, contains the pro- 
fessors' studios, a recital hall, musical library, offices, practice 
and recitation rooms. A new library building, the gift of 
Andrew Carnegie, is to be dedicated commencement week of 
this year. The buildings are heated from a central Beating 
plant, erected in 1902. We have two gymnasiums but as 
they are inadequate to accommodate all the students, plans are 
being made for new and larger ones. Because of the inca- 
pacity of the present Chapel room money is now being raised 
foi a new Auditorium, which will also give a new home to 
the societies. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 276 

There arc four undergraduate literary societies, two in the 
Academic department, one in the Commercial department, 
and a musical club for Conservatory students. Each year 
there is a series of debates among the undergraduate literary 
societies, the winning society having the honor of engraving 
its name upon a trophy plate, provided by the faculty. Great 
interest is taken in these debates and friendly rivalry is en- 
couraged. 

There are six fraternities in school, Alpha Tau Omega, 
Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Theta Psi, Phi 
Delta Kappa, and Alpha Chi Omega. The men's fra- 
ternities occupy houses, but because of so many resident mem- 
bers, the girls do not have houses this year, although they 
have formerly, and some of them are planning to next year. 
The relationship among the fraternities is very good, especial- 
ly among the girls as there is a Pan-Hellenic board which reg* 
ulates rushing and all matters of importance. 

The Christian Associations are especially strong. A large 
majority of the students are members and take an active part 
in the work. 

One of the largest departments of the school is the Mili- 
tary Department. It is under the supervision of Emory S. 
West, a first lieutenant in the United States Army. He ex- 
pects to take a select company to the Jamestown Exposition. 

There are two publications edited by the students, "The 
Simpsonian" and the "Zenith." The former is published 
weekly by a staff chosen from the student body. The latter 
is published annually by the Junior class. 

We are fortunate in having among our faculty represen- 
tatives of Boston University, University of Michigan, Har- 
vard, Chicago University, Northwestern and Leipzig. The 
Conservatory faculty is also very strong, it being their policy 
to have one or more members studying in Europe each year. 
Frank E. Barrows, a graduate of Oberlin University and a 
student for several years in Berlin, is director of the Conser- 
vatory. One member of the faculty has lately returned from 
two years' study in Germany, and one is now in Berlin having 
spent two of her three years leave of absence for study there. 

The Athletic Association consists of the entire student 



276 THE LYRE 

body. Although football has been suspended for the past 
year, the athletic interest has not declined but has increased 
in other lines of athletics. We have good basket ball, base 
ball, tennis and track teams. 

The government of the school is vested in a governing 
board elected from the faculty, and an advisory committee 
composed of three members of the faculty, three from each 
undergraduate class and one from each of the other depart- 
ments of the College. 

Class spirit has been shown more than usual this 
year. This has increased the loyalty of all the students to the 
College. 

This is where your new chapter lives and she will gladly 
welcome any Alpha Chi's. 

Mayme A. Silliman, Mu. 



ALPHA ALPHA GAMMA 

Alpha Alpha Gamma has had a short, but exceedingly hap- 
py existence. Early in October, 1905, there was whispered 
about among several girls of the College the plan of organ!* 
zing a new sorority. The idea was both instigated and en- 
couraged by fraternity people of the school. The girls who 
were interviewed on the subject realized something of the 
sacredness of such a relation, and considered the question 
long and carefully. 

Finally they began to hold secret meetings — sometimes at 
night in a girl's room, where, with shades all drawn, they 
voted in whispers, sometimes at an obscure noon hour, in a 
secluded little recitation room, in Science Hall. After a 
short period full of vigorous planning, some anxiety and 
much enthusiasm, the members would carefully distribute 
themselves among various parts of the building, and thence 
depart, one or two at a time, with varying degrees of leisure, 
and manifesting supreme indiflference to each other. It was 
their delight to carry this indiflference with them always on 
the campus, passing each other as the barest acquaintances and 
never, under any consideration allowing themselves to be 
discovered in groups. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 277 

But all this time they were doing more than merely trying 
to keep their secret, for when, at the end of six weeks, Alpha 
Alpha Gamma was announced to the public, she was thor- 
oughly organized, with constitution and ritual, a badge and 
a song, and had already given an informal party for her 
confidential friends. The "coming out" consisted simply in 
wearing the pins, — a gold monogram, enclosed in a circle of 
gold. 

Alpha Gamma was most kindly received into the Greek 
world at Simpson, and at the beginning of the next term, 
she was invited to become a member of the local Pan Hellenic 
Association, consisting of the chapters of Pi Beta Phi and 
Delta Delta Delta. 

The members of Alpha Gamma at her coming out num- 
bered eleven : 

Lora Hagler. 

Nellie Harris. 

Myrtle Bussey. 

Florence Armstrong. 

Lois Smith. 

I^na Dalrymple. 

Mayme Silliman. 

Carrie MacFadon. 

Olive Jones. 

Ada Schimelfenig. 

Ellen Conrey. 
And the two patronesses were Prof. Ida B. Steyer and 
Miss Alice Barrows. 

Later in the same year two new members were initiated, 
Margaret Schimelfenig and Ethel MacFadon, and also 
two more patronesses, Miss Mattie Watson and Mrs. B. F. 
Clayton. The following fall term, Effie Silliman and Bessie 
Reed were joined to Alpha Gamma, and a few months later. 
Fern Ogg. In the last few weeks two very delightful girls 
were pledged, one of whom, for very good reasons desires 
her pledgeship to remain secret for a time. 

From the very first, the Alpha Gamma's cherished the am- 
bition to belong some day to a national sorority. The more 
they learned about Alpha Chi Omega, the more inclined 



278 T H E L Y R E 

they were to investigate and finally petition. No need to tell 
of the months that followed, full of anxious watching and 
cautious planning. Finally the joyful news came. It reach- 
ed the president as she stood in her official capacity as presi- 
dent of the Young Women's Christian Association, ready to 
receive all the young women of the College at the term re- 
ception. No one but an Alpha Chi who has gone through 
a similar experience could appreciate the ineffable rapture 
that possessed Alpha Gamma that evening — ^the ecstatic pres- 
sure in the formal hand shakes, the electric messages that 
announced the jubilee meeting to be held after the reception. 
Alpha Gamma has indeed been dear to us, and her ties 
most precious. Now we give her to Alpha Chi, joyful in the 
trust that her friendships will become deeper and stronger, 
her ideals nobler, and her life more nearly after the pattern 
of truest womanhood. 

Carrie R. MacFadon, Mu. 




O F A L P H A C H I O'M E Q A 279 

REUNION OF ALPHA 

The parlors of the Grand Hotel, in Indianapolis, probably 
never witnessed a more animated scene than on the evening 
of the sixth of April last. The occasion was the re-union and 
annual dinner of Alpha, and those present represented many 
diflferent years of active college life, from the first year of 
Alpha Chi Omega's life, up to the present year — ^with ]ts 
twenty odd active members. The youngest members present 
made the transition from pledged to active sorority life the 
night previous to the dinner, and tjiey certainly found their 
first social function thereafter one from which to count 
time in college life. 

The time of the re-unions had been changed this year, 
which accounted largely for the fact that but forty-six were 
present; but what may have been lacking in numbers was 
made up in enthusiasm. 

Each year finds some of the same girls there, alumnae 
members who are able to attend regularly, and also each year 
finds present some who have attended for the first time. 
There is no friendship to compare with the college friendship 
and there is no meeting quite like that of college friends in 
after days. 

"We cannot buy with gold the old associations," and every 
year makes them more precious. 

What a **concord of sweet sounds there was I" All the 
musical terms were observed — except rests. 

There were notes of astonishment and tones of delight. 

Fortissimo was in the greeting, declining to pianissimo, 
allegro vivace as confidences were exchanged. 

There was a constant crescendo and dimminendo of en-, 
thusiastic conversation with legato and staccato movements 
well mingled. 

After the social hour of greeting and meeting. Miss Rob- 
erts, president of Beta Beta, called the girls to order for a 
short, informal business meeting. 

It was decided to fix the date of the yearly meeting at 
the time of the State Oratorical contest. A committee, con- 
sisting of one member from the active chapter of DePauw, 



280 T H E L Y R E 

and two from Beta Beta, were to make arrangements and 
see that a musical program was forth-coming at that time. 

Beta Beta announced that her members would lunch to- 
gether in Ayres' Tea Room, on the first Saturday of each 
month, at one o'clock and all visiting members were invited 
to be present. 

At the close of the business session, we were ready for 
dinner, which was shortly announced. 

Mrs. Hamlin from Beta, who was visiting in the city, 
called for a few minutes, but was unable to remain, much to 
our regret. 

The long table was beautiful decorated with carnations 
and smilax and was speedily decorated further by the happy 
faces gathered about it. 

The dinner was by no means a hasty affair, but like the 
music, of "linked sweetness long drawn out," the movement 
being adagio sostenuto — while the conversation moved on 
in andante time. 

The artistic name cards were the work of Mrs. Berta 
Miller Ruick's fingers — for the music loving daughters are 
some of them gifted in more than one direction. 

It was with regret that we parted, but all went away with 
firm resolve to come next year and with minds made up that 
Alpha Chi Omega re-unions were just a little more harmon- 
ious and enjoyable than any other gathering of a similar 
nature. 

Those present were 

Bess Price AUandalc, 111 

Ethel Starr Charleston, 111 

Pearle Fuller Charleston, 111 

.Edna M. Hamilton Newman, 111 

Grace A. Meserve Robinson, 111 

Maude Meserve Robinson, 111 

Fay NewHn Robinson, 111 

Mary Barlow Robinson, 111 

Florence Hamilton Greensburg, Ind 

Ruth Bonner Greensburg, Ind 

Esther Hoover Boonville, Ind 

Mai7 F. Harris Greencastle, Ind 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 281 

Raebum C. Obenchain Winslow, Arizona 

Bernice Anderson Rushville, Ind 

Ida Steele Barrett Cumberland, Ind 

Maude M. Biddle Evansville, Ind 

Caroline Conrey Shelbyville, Ind 

Lala Wilkins Linden, Ind 

Whilli^ Alexander Wingate, Ind 

Helen Dalrymple Francis Indianapolis 

Ella Hill Thomson Indianapolis 

Marie Neal Indianapolis 

Olive Staniield Elston Indianapolis 

Daisy Steele Wilson Indianapolis 

Berta Miller Ruick Indianapolis 

Lena Scott Wild Indianapolis 

Florence Thompson Taggart Indianapolis 

Alta M. Roberts Indianapolis 

Jennie McHatton Indianapolis 

Ethel Clark Pendleton, Ind 

Ind 
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Jessie Gelling Pendleton 

Mae Hadley Walker Pendleton 

Virenda Rainier Lafayette 

Mrs. Will Dresser Lafayette 

Sadie Machlan New Palestine 

Margaret Smith New Palestine 

Mayme Guild Medaryville 

Ava Guild Medaryville 

Pearl Shaw Thomas Clarksburg 

Bernice Caldwell Winchester 

Shellie L. Smith Brazil 

Jessie Guild Reep Fortvillc 

Edna M. Walters Logansport 

Sadie Van Buskirk Monticello 

Josephine Tingley Linscott Mobile, Alabama 

Florence T. Taggart, Alpha. 



282 THE LYRE 

REPORTS OF EXAMINATION FOR 1907 



Below are given the reports of the chapters for Ac fra- 
ternity examination of 1907. The papers were for the 
most part, good, and showed much care and study. 

Chapter, as well as individual, characteristics could be 
traced in all. Most of the papers came in neat form, in 
suitable folders, though in a few instances papers written 
with pencil and showing signs of much haste were received. 
Perhaps the most noticeable difference was in the answers 
given to those questions calling for the exercise of judgment 
or originality of thought. For instance. Question Xll was 
treated very thoughtfully by many writers, while others 
passed it by unnoticed. Some chapters showed a much greater 
familiarity with the constitution than others — a knowledge 
which produced very satisfactory results. 

However, I would offer no word of criticism, but simply 
call attention to these few facts, trusting they may be help- 
ful in future examinations. The grades of individual mem- 
bers will be sent to the various chapters, not to cause any 
possible embarra^ment, but that each chapter may know how 
her average was obtained, and that each girl may be spurred 
to greater efforts for her chapter and fraternity. 

In closing, I cannot refrain from congratulating Lambda 
on her splendid showing, and may not the fact that the high- 
est grades is held by our baby chapter, as she was at exami- 
nation time, furnish food for thought to those chapters older 
in fraternity life? 

Alpha 92 

Beta 97 

Gamma 93 

Delta 97 

Epsilon 93 

Zeta 96 

Theta 92 

Iota 92 

Kappa 93 

Lambda 99 

Alta Allen Land. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 283 



£Mtortals 



With just a little effort, most of the bitterness and petty 
jealousies existing between the fraternities could be changed 
to friendly rivalry. Without opposition the "Greek world'* 
would never have reached the heights on which it now stands. 
Our opponents in the field are necessary to our existence 
and progress, but we lose the very ideal for which fraternity 
stands, when we forget that the people on the outside, 
whether "Greeks" or "Barbarians" are our brothers and sis- 
ters. 

We can not blame the people for their criticism when we 
allow strife and ill-feeling to exist. The fraternity which 
allows any of its members to influence a candidate by running 
down a rival organization is not worthy of the name. Of 
course none of us are entirely free from this, but just as soon 
as such talk can be entirely eliminated from the plans for 
spiking season, then we can lift our heads and say, "We are 
not narrow and snobbish, but stand for the highest ideals of 
the social and intellectual life of the student." 

If we allow such an unpleasant spirit to prevail while in 
college, it is hard to lose sight of it when we meet in the social 
and business world. Naturally we should have a kindred 
feeling for any one wearing a pin with Greek letters on it. 
Certainly, when the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae, of Indian- 
apolis entertain their sister Greeks at a big reception, they 
show a desire for this closer relationship. To our sisters we 
say be loyal Alpha Chis, but you are only loyal when you look 
beyond our own members and recognize the fraternal spirit 
towards those with whom we come in contact. 



We are very glad to welcome the new Alpha Chis this 
year has brought to us. We are proud, and justly so, of our 
two new chapters as well as the sisters initiated by the chap- 
ters already existing. The last Lyre introduced Lambda 
to you, and now we have still a younger chapter to welcome. 
They have just been initiated and will only have a few weeks 
more of this college year in which to strengthen the ties of 



284 T H E L Y R E 

Alpha Chi Om^ga, but will be in fine condition for the rush 
next fall. Both of the new chapters will be ready for this, as 
they were well established in their respective colleges before 
they entered our ranks. Lambda is all ready to enter her new 
chapter house when the fall term opens, and Mu will tell us 
her plans in her letter. To both chapters we will say that we 
are happy in the fact that they are one of us, and that the 
greatest happiness we can wish them is that Alpha Chi 
Omega will mean all to them that it has to the ones who have 
long known the joys of the sisterhood. 



We are going to make a great effort to entirely complete 
our file of the Lyre and we need the help of each Alpha 
Chi. 

During your vacation inquire among your Alumnae and 
locate as many of the volumes as possible, then next fall when 
the missing numbers are published you will have no trouble 
in getting them for us. If you realize how much this will 
mean to yourselves as well as to us, you will gladly do this 
little service. If you wish any information before fall ad- 
dress us at any time, and we will do what we can for you. 




OFALPHACHIOMEQA 285 



Cbaptec Xettets 



ALPHA 

This term has been so far, rather uneventful for Alpha. 
Our limited social privileges permit of only one big party a 
term, and this will be given May the 31st. Alpha Chi has 
the reputation of giving the prettiest parties or all the sor- 
orities and we intended to uphold that reputation this spring. 
We have taken in one new girl this term. Miss Esther 
Hoover, of Boonville, was initiated April the fifth. 

On the sixth of April, Alpha's annual banquet was held 
at the Grand Hotel, Indianapolis. Twenty-two of the active 
Greencastle chapter attended. 

Alpha Chi proudly boasts of seven seniors this year. Sadie 
Machlan and Sylvia Christley will receive their A. B. degree, 
Tune the 12th. 

Ethel Starr and Pearl Fuller will give senior voice recitals 
in Meharry Hall, May the 15th and 23d. 

In Music Hall, Fay Newlin will give a senior piano re- 
cital, May the 17th, Marie Wood, June first and Maud 
Meserve in June. Virenda Rainier will give her junior voice 
recital in Meharry Hall, May the 14th. 

The Senior organization, Sigma Pi Eta, gave a dance in the 
Sigma Chi Hall, April the 29th. 

The Starr Concert company was in Greencastle on the 
26th of April. Mr. Earl Hunt, a DePauw graduate and 
accomplished violinist, is a member of this company. 

Mu Phi Epsilon has issued invitations for an "at home," 
Mav the sixth. 

The national convention of Phi Delta Theta will be held 
in Greencastle, May the tenth and eleventh. 



BETA 



Spring, the best of all seasons, is with us again and yet who 
can say that it does not cast a feeling* of sadness about us all 
when we think of the partings that are so soon to come. Part- 
ings — some for months and others perhaps for years. 



286 T H E L Y R E 

Beta is glad to introduce a new pledge sister — ^Lucile 
Johnston, or South Haven, Michigan. 

Just at present we are busy planning for our re-union which 
occurs June 14-15, and for which we are making great plans. 
How eager we are to greet our "old" girls and welcome them 
back, one and all, hoping that through this re-union we may 
all gain a new inspiration. 

Emma Pattinson, one of our active girls, has left Albion, 
and is studying in Thomas Training School, Detroit, Michi- 
gan. 

April 19, in the chapel, occured a debate between Alle- 
gheny College and Albion College, in which Albion was 
victorious. Mrs. Helen Knappen Snipps, our Dean, leaves 
May first for three months travel in Europe. She will be 
accompanied by Mary Ferine, Beta '02. 

We are planning a dinner at the lodge for the "boys." It 
will probably be on Friday evening. May 17, and the decora- 
tions will be Japanese, and the menu cards handpainted 
lanterns. 

We were delighted to have with us at frat. meeting, 
April 27, Miss Lord, Delta. 

Dr. Frank Wilbur Chase, Dean of Music here, has re- 
signed his position and will probably be in Kalamazoo, Michi- 
gan next year, where he will give private lessons. His de- 
parture from Albion College will be greatly regretted, but 
we can congratulate Kalamazoo in being able to claim such 
an efficient musicial instructor as Dr. Cnase. 

Saturday, April 27, the Kappa Alpha Theta's called a 
meeting of the Pan-Hellenic at tneir lodge. After the busi- 
ness meeting, light refreshments were served and a general 
good time enjoyed by all. 

Beta wishes all of her sisters a very pleasant vacation. 



GAMMA 

Scarcely six weeks more and we will be getting ready for 
commencement. 

It doesn't seem possible that the school year is so nearly 
over. 



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We Gamma girls have been very busy this semester. The 
principal excitement here has been the rehearsals for the 
Minstrel Show, which were given here at Willard Hall, 
April the 27th, the proceeds to be given to the Northwestern 
Settlement. 

We are very glad to tell you that Hedwig Brenneman was 
interlocutor and led the singing; Ethel Harshbarger won a 
great deal* of applause on her parody on "Just a cousin of 
mine," and Blanche Ballamy was chairman of the decorating 
co-mmittee. The whole entertainment was a great success, in- 
deed! 

The different fraternities came in groups and showed how 
much they appreciated it by their hearty applause. 

The regular "annual" of the Gamma occurs May 17th, at 
Ravinia Hall, Highland Park, and we have been making 
great preparations for it. In this university differing in this 
respect from many others, I believe, we have not only our 
own girls but at least three from each of the other sororities 
in school, and as many. men from every fraternity, making 
an entire number of one hundred and fifty as a rule. 

On May 13, we have the annual sorority meet, where each 
of the sororities appear in gay colors, voting for the man they 
have chosen to run for them, and whom they present after- 
wards with one of their sorority pillows. 

The Junior Play, given by a cast of the junior class, was 
given with a great deal of "Push" at the Ravinia Theater, 
April the 12th. These plays are becoming more artistic each 
year, and are one of the chief college events. 



DELTA 



School opened April eighth, after the spring vacation, 
and all returned ready to work hard until June. The girls 
of the Freshman and Sophomore classes had been camp- 
pused for ^ix weeks prior to the spring vacation as the re- 
sult of a class banquet, so there have been no social activities. 
It necessitated the. postponement of our term party. We are 
planning for it on May ninth, at the home of Prof. Akres. 



288 T H E L Y R E 

We are all looking forward to it with eagerness. We have 
fifteen active members now, and we have many good times to- 
gether. We have been very fortunate in having so many 
of our alumnae with us at different times. Scarcely a frat. 
meeting passes, that we do not have some of die "old 
girls" present. 

Meadville has been very fortunate the past winter in se- 
curing many of the musical stars. Among them were Madam 
Szumowska, Von Kunitz quartette from Pittsburg, and Mad- 
am Catherine Fisk. 



EPSILON 



The most important news from Epsilon is that of our Re- 
ception, but first we must tell you of our new girls, and a 
few of the minor happenings before that event. 

In Blanche Stump, we have gained a most loyal Alpha Chi. 
Shortly after her initiation she was called home because of 
illness, but her enthusiasm is so great that her letters are an 
inspiration and we are hoping much from her next year. 

We added another member. Miss Isabel Curl, of the 
faculty, who has been so very helpful to us. She has a mag- 
nificent voice and is most generous in her willingness to sing. 
She has had several year*s study abroad and w« regret that 
we are to lose her for a time, as she plans to sail again for 
Europe, to be gone some little time. However, we are proud 
to have her go and shall enjoy her letters. She gave a very 
delightful concert, March i8th, assisted by Carrie A. Trow- 
bridge. 

Early in February, Moureena Mac Millan was given a 
surprise party, in honor of her birthday. Such a jolly time 
we had, with a variety of games \ So many of our affairs have 
been given on stormy nights and this occasion proved no ex- 
ception to the rule. But the real Alpha Chi spirit prevails 
and with fun in view, we do not stay home because of the 
weather. We should not tell you these little secrets about 
our California weather, but of course this has been a very 
"unusual winter." 

The big 1 rack meet, between Stanford and U. S. C, 



O F A L P H A C H I O M E Q A 289 

was a thing long to be remembered, and although not quite 
victorious, the score stood 63 to 59, with a very small margin 
for the Northern College. Our university has splendid 
material this year and we are justly proud. 

The Junior play was a great success, full of hits on the 
various teachers and students. "The up-to-date Merchant of 
Venice," it was, and all the parts were well carried out. 

The Y. W. C. A. delegation of girls has just returned from 
the convention at Capitola and reports an excellent time. 
The result of the year s work was very gratifying and after 
the general business had been completed, the girls were given 
the best time possible. A circus was hurriedly arranged and 
each band of delegates vied with the others to give the best 
"stunts." Our girls carried off the honors for me best part, 
for they were able to profit by the circus given here a short 
time ago. 

April 1 2th was the date of our reception. The college 
had been transformed into a perfect bower by the use of 
palms, ferns and carnations. 

The reception hall was prettily decorated with ferns and 
carnations while the alcove in which the orchestra was sta- 
tioned was hung with ropes of smilax. The chapel annex was 
especially beautiful as an Indian room, with many rugs and 
baskets, and here a very pleasing effect was obtained through 
the use of baskets of scarlet geraniums, tied with bells and 
suspended from the ceiling. The pillars were covered with 
fern and cozy seats were there for the comfort of the guests. 
In the main halls, rugs and palms were used to good ad- 
vantage. 

In the Cafateria where the refreshments were served, pen- 
nants and Japanese lanterns were hung. Pineapple ice was 
served from punch bowls, our pledges presiding. 

About 500 invitations were sent and altogether the affair 
was a success. 

It is almost time for the Junior "Prom." We do not know 
all the plans, only hints now and then to make us curious and 
yet keep us in suspense. Each college connected with the 
university will have charge of a booth. There' will be excel- 
lent music and a general good time. 



290 T H E L Y R E 

The Junior annual is not out yet, but we hope soon to have 
that wonderful book in our possession. 

Commencement is almost here and as it comes one week 
earlier than first planned, because of President Bovard's trip 
abroad, it is causing much hustling on the part of the Seniors. 

Maud Howley gives her graduating recital April 30th. 
Her program will be found below: 

Epsilon sends greetings, hoping the vacation timie may 
prove most happy and delightful to all our girls. 

PROGRAM. 

1. Gavotte in B Minor Bach 

2. (a) Barcarole Grodzky 

(b) Etude, Opus 10, No. 8 Chopin 

3. Soprano, Staccato Polka Mulder 

4. Sonata, Opus 26 Beethoven 

Andante con Variazioni. 

Scherzo. 
Marcia Funebre. 

5. (a) Prelude in C Sharp Minor Rachmaninoff 

(b) Witches* Dance MacDowell 

6. Soprano — 

(a) "A Little Maiden Loved a Boy." 

(b) "The World is Full of April." 

From April Song Cycle, Clough-Leighter 

7. La Fileuse Raff 

8. Organ and Piano, Kammennoi Ostrow Rubensteln 

Weber Piano Used. 



ZETA 



With the school year drawing to a close, good-bys will 
soon have to be said, which is the hardest part of all. Par- 
ticularly for the sorority girl, but we will hope for the hap- 
piest of re-unions in the fall. 

First, Zeta has six new sisters whom she is very proud to 
introduce to other Alpha Chis; Gladys Olmstead, Boston; 
Eugenie Baker, Haverford, Pa.; Alice Sisson, Storm Lake, 
Iowa ; Jessie Eversole, Logansport, Indiana ; Brenda Newton, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Lillian Dodson, Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia. This brings the number of our chapter roll up to 
twenty-six, and with still another initiation coming at the 
end of the year, it bids fair to be one of the largest chapters 
we have had. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 291 

Our Annual Musicale was held in Jordan Hall, February 
15th, when the following program was given: 

PROGRAM. 

Liszt Tarantelle from Venezia E Napolt 

Pianoforte. 
Miss Florence Larrabee. 

Hugo Wolf "Verborgenheit" 

Henschei "Spring" 

Godard "Chanson de Juillet" 

Miss Gertrude Damon. 

Chadwick Dans Le Canot I pianoforte 

Le Ruisseau f 

Miss Edith Bly. 

Max Bruch . Scottish Fantasie for Violin 

Einleiting Adagio Scherzo 
Miss Blanche Crafts. 

Chopin Scherzo in B Minor for Pianoforte 

Miss Louise Daniel. 

Clayton Johns "Where Blooms the Rose" 

Horatio Parker "Milkmaid's Song" 

B. Whelpley "The Nightingale Has a Lyre of Gold" 

Miss Hilda Swartz. 

Liszt Rigoletto Fantasie for Pianoforte 

Miss Winifred Byrd. 

Mrs. Charles A. White, accompanying. 

The Pianoforte is a Steinway. 

At the reception held afterwards in Mr. Chadwtck's 
studio, the Alpha Chi room, and hall adjoining, there were 
several prominent people of the musical world present, whom 
Zeta delighted to honor as her guests. 

After the more serious effort of our musicale, the dance 
which occurred on the evening of April 26th, was all the more 
enjoyed. Not a more congenial company could be brought 
together than were present on this occasion, consequently tfic 
ensuing good time, was a foregone conclusion. The color 
scheme of Alpha Chis was carried out in all details even to 
the wearing of a red carnation by each gentleman present. 
This ends our social functions for the year with the exception 
of the Alumnae Luncheon which is to be held at the Hotel 
Vendome, this month. 

I must not omit to mention the great pleasure Edith Bly's 
recent artistic pianoforte recital in Jordan Hall gave her 



292 T H E L Y R E 

friends and the audience present. Also the artistic perform- 
ance of another one of our members. Lillian Goulston, in 
the operatto given by the Beneficient Society of the Conser- 
vatory. She was quite the star of both the afternoon and 
evening performances, and distinctly the favorite with the 
audience. 

Boston's one week of Grand Opera this year was a season 
of "standing room only" for those who had not been far- 
seeing enough to have bought season tickets, and that some 
time ahead. We had the pleasure of meeting Geraldine 
Farrar, at a reception tendered her by the Conservatory, and 
of hearing her in four different operas during her time in 
Boston. 

The musical season here has been a brilliant one, and has 
been rather exceptional for the number of recitals given here 
by women pianists this year, and those of very high order; 
Mmes. Szumowska, Hopekirk, Zeisler, Samaroff and Good- 
son. The last named, Mme. Katharine Goodson, won a 
large circle of friends and admirers in her first American 
appearances here this winter, and will be warmly welcomed 
when she returns next fall. 

Zeta extends heartiest wishes to her sisters for a happy sum- 
mer. 

THETA 

The sisters of Thcta have just returned from the spring 
vacation, and seem to be settling down to work with more 
than ordinary ardor. The winter has been a pleasant one 
in which every girl has taken an active part in die social 
activities of the university. 

Mary Benedict, of Port Huron, and Laura Scherffius, of 
Evansville, Indiana were unable to return after spring 
vacation. 

We have two new pledge members. Miss Selys Hoegar, of 
Detroit, and Miss Helen Cushman, of Ann Arbor. 

Mrs. W. F. Hobbes, a patroness of Alpha Chi at Madison, 
has recently moved to Ann Arbor. 

A formal dancing party was given at the chapter house 
March the twenty-eighth. 



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A very pretty Saint Patrick's party was given to the girls 
by Mrs. Marcia Clark Howell at her home. 

Mrs. Ruth Cushman Carlson, of Big River, is here visiting 
her mother. 

Miss Mary Lord of Delta Chapter stopped to sec us last 
week on her way west. 

Miss Alice McGregor, of Ypsilanti, has recently been 
made a member of Alpha Chi. 

The Annual May Festival will be held frpm the eighth un- 
til the eleventh. Two oratorios will be given, "The Mes- 
siah," and "Delilah," by Saint Saens. The Theodore Thom- 
as Orchestra, Campanari, and Madame Schumann Heink, 
will be the principal attractions. 



IOTA 

Almost three months of the second term of school have 
passed and the girls are beginning to look forwardtolthecom- 
mencement and home going. Iota will have four graduates 
this year, Bertha Walters, Helen Wripht, both from the Col- 
lege of Literature and Arts; Ethel Wood, post-graduate in 
Latin and English; May Allison, post-graduate in history. 

During the Easter season, we enjoyed a vacation from the 
twenty-ninth of March, until the second of April. Many ot 
of our girls went home, but the few that remained found 
plenty to do. 

Our Annual, held March twenty-third, proved to be a suc- 
cess in every way. Many of our "old" girls came back and 
we were pleased to have guests from our nearby sister chap- 
ters. 

On April the sixth the freshmen entertained the upper 
classmen, mothers and partronesses of the fraternity by giv- 
ing an entertainment in form of a show. Every one present 
could not give enough praise to the work done by die girlsi 
who received much glory because of the genius and originality 
displayed. 

Since our last letter we have initiated four girls. We arc 
proud to introduce as our new sisters, Miss Green, a member 



294 T H E L Y R E 

of the faculty In the School of Music, Helena McCuUough, 
Emily Fickland and Goldie Knox. 

On May thirty-first, we are going to give our Spring Party, 
and the following night we give a banquet in honor of our 
senior girls. We arc very anxious that all our "old" Alpha 
Chi sisters will be able to come back for this latter function. 

Iota, is looking forward to a visit from Mrs. Tennant, 
some time the first of May, and are anticipating a delightful 
time. 

Iota sends greetings to her sister chapters. 



KAPPA 



1 his has been a busy year for Kappa. Since the last letter 
to the Lyre we have initiated five splendid girls, who are 
doing fine work as loyal Alpha Chis. Let me introduce Lil- 
lian Zimmerman, Milwaukee; Winifred Showwalter, Mad- 
ison; Margaret Wynn, Indianapolis, Ind.; Sadie Sutherland, 
Madison, and May Jenkins, Elrcy, Wis. We have two pled- 
ges, Katherine Riley and Margaret H'Doubler. 

Madison has had many fine musical attractions this year, 
but the one in whom we took the most interest was Ellen 
Beach Yaw. A number of our girls went to hear her and had 
the pleasure of meeting her after the concert. She has indeed 
a wonderful voice and we are proud that she is an honorary 
member of Alphi Chi Omega. It pleased us that she carried 
a bunch of red carnations, which the chapter had sent her. 

Two new national fraternities have been installed in Wis- 
consin within the last year. The Rho Delta Phi, a local fra- 
ternity succeeded in becoming Delta Kappa Epsilon, a fra- 
ternity which two other organizations tried in vain to get. 
Delta Alpha Omega has become Alpha Tau Omega. These 
two make seventeen fraternities in the university without the 
honorary and professional. There are eleven sororities. 

April Twelfth, our chapter gave an informal dancing 
party at Keeley's Annex. Mrs. Pickarts, who has recently 
became a patroness of Kappa, and her husband, were the 
chaperons. The party was a success, for we all had a splendid 
time. The Junior Prom, the big event of the year, tock place 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 296 

in February. Though the faculty changed the price of ad* 
mission from six to three dollars, the hall was beautifully de- 
corated, though not as elaborately as in previous years. 

The date set for the Fnter-Scholastic Meet, this year is May 
twenty- fifth. From Friday until Sunday night the fraterni- 
ties and sororities entertain high-school friends, who expect to 
enter the university in the fall. Like the other sororities, we 
expect to have guests. Friday evening there is a university 
play and some of the girls will go to that. Saturday after- 
noon is the big meet and Saturday night there will be dinners 
and dances. Sunday if the weather is nice we expect to take 
an early boat for across the lake. Two of the girls have cot- 
tages where we will spend the day. After a big spread at 
noon we have planned a launch ride around Menona Lake, 
through the locks and into Mendota. It is a delightful ride 
and will give the girls an opportunity to see our city. May 
30th is the day of the big race between Wisconsin and Syra- 
cuse. Every one is looking forward to it and we hope to see 
our crew win the day. 

We girls are happy, for we are going to have a house next 
year. I am sure that the chapters who have houses can ap- 
preciate how busy we are in getting ready for next year. The 
house we have selected has twelve rooms and can accommo- 
date ten or eleven girls. We think it large enough to start 
with and feel confident that we will have a cozy Alpha Chi 
home. 

LAMBDA 

Lambda girls have been working hard the past months, 
and as a result can introduce to the Alpha Chi woi4d, five 
new sisters: Dorothy Ross Logan, Waterloo, N. Y.; Flora 
A. Kaufhold, Scranton, Pa.; Alice L. Mickelson, Geneva, N. 
Y. Mary L. Sanders, New York ; Mary Emma Griffith, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. There is also another freshman girl, Grace A. 
Young, who is proudly wearing our pledge-pin. 

We are looking forward to next year very eagerly for we 
have just signed the lease of our Chapter house and fourteen 
of us expect to be at home there next fall. 

Lambda has been greatly honored this spring. Nellie 



296 THE LYRE 

Minot, '08, has been taken into Eta Pi Upsilon, the Senior 
Class sorority, Mary Emma Griffith, '10, has been invited for 
Iota Tau, the Sophomore society; and Harriet Moore, ^08, 
was chosen member of the Executive Committee of the Junior 
Class. 

In March) the University Dramatic Club, presented "The 
Rivals,'' filling the theatre for two evenings. An out door 
production of Comus, is to be given some time in the first of 
June. 

We have been very fortunate this winter in the number of 
fine musicians who have appeared in Syracuse : Gabriiowitch, 
Campanari and Witherspoon have been heard, and during 
the week of May 7th, at the Musical Festival, Damrosch's 
Orchestra, Sembrich, Madanie Homer, who have appeared 
in Syracuse. Gabriiowitch, Campanari and Witherspoon 
have been heard, and during the week of May 7th, at the 
Music Festival, Damrosch's Orchestra, Semberidi, Louise 
Homer, Samaroff and Corinne Kelsey, will be here. 

Throughout the winter, students in our College of Music 
give monthly Public Recitals. In March, Frances Waldo, 
'08, played with Professor Phillips, "Scene Veneziane," by 
Pirani. 

May 1st, was celebrated here as our annual Moving-up 
Day. Then the Seniors appeared for the first time in cap 
and gown, the Freshmen had a parade in celebration of their 
new dignity as Sophomores, and an inter class regatta was 
held on Onondaga Lake. 

Lambda sends best wishes to all Alpha Chis for a very 
pleasant vacation. 



MU CHAPTER 

Although still so young, we of Chapter Mu are already 
filled with enthusiasm and love for Alpha Chi Omega. We 
are so delighted with our new relation, and wish to assure our 
sisters that we shall have constant care to uphold the high 
aims and principles of Alpha Chi in Simpson. 

We appreciated so much the kindness of our sisters in send- 
ing us messages of congratulation, and feel that we should 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 297 

like to meet every one of them. We have such* admiration for 
the three Alpha Chis we have met, Mrs. Loud, Mrs. Howell 
and Miss Patrick and already feel that they are truly our 
sisters. 

We were very glad indeed that they could stay thro our 
Musical Festival, which occurred this week. Among those 
of our girls who took part in the programs were Ethel Mac- 
Fadon, soprano soloist in the Oratorio ; Myrtle Bussey, piano 
soloist, and Effic Silliman who gave a very interesting exhibi- 
tion of her work in public school music. Emma Brown also 
gave a piano number, and others of our girls sang in the Glee 
Club and Madrigal Choir. 

One of our patronesses. Miss Alice Barrows, who has 
spent the last two years studying in Berlin, will return June 
I St to resume her work as a teacher in the conservatory. 
That will be another jubilee day for us. 

Myrtle Bussey, with several other teachers of the conserva- 
tory, will spend the summer in Europe. 

We wonder if there will not be some Alpha Chis at the 
summer Y. W. C. A. Conference at Geneva this year. Carrie 
MacFadon, who is president of our association and possibly 
one or two others of our number will be there, and will of 
course be looking for wearers of the Lyre. 

We have no home for our fraternity here but shall always 
be most glad to welcome any of our sisters. 



ALPHA ALPHA 

On Saturday, April sixth, occurred the annual meeting of 
the Alpha Alpha Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega in 
Chicago. A dainty luncheon preceded the meeting, after 
which all the members went to Miss Ogden's studio in the 
Fine Arts Building. 

The election of officers for next year was held first with 
the following result : 

President, Miss Mabel Siller, (Gamma) ; Vice-President, 
Miss Cordelia Hanson (Gamma) ; Secretary, Mrs. Calwell 
nee Finch (Alpha) ; Treasurer, Mrs. Myrta M. Dennis 
(Gamma) ; Recording Secretary, Miss G. Ogden, (Delta) ; 



298 THE LYRE 

Lyre Correspondent, Miss Mary R. Vose (Gamma). 

After the election our delegate, Mrs. Dennis, read us the 
minutes of the convention at Greencastle, also the new ritual. 

After discussing plans for next year and miscellaneous 
business the meeting adjourned. 



BETA BETA 



The chapter has had three meetings since our last letter, 
two luncheons in Ayres' Grill Room, and the state function, in 
the new cafe of the Grand Hotel, on April the 6th. We 
look forward to this state meeting as the event of the year, 
because we meet old friends, make new ones and have our 
fraternity spirit revived by the enthusiasm of the active girls. 

Our June meeting will be with Mrs. Taggart, at her coun- 
try home in Mooresville. She has kindly asked all the "Al 
pha Chi men" down for the evening. 

The Kappa Alpha Thetas, of Indianapolis, have issued 
invitations for a reception to all the other sororities represent- 
ed in the city. This will be a pleasant affair, for while we are 
loyal Alpha Chis, we form many friendships in other fratern- 
ities, during our college life, and after years have passed, you 
lose sight of fraternity ties when you meet these friends, your 
classmates. 

The summer vacation is near and Beta Beta wishes you all 
a very happy time. 




OFALPHACHIOMEQA 299 



personals 



ALPHA 

Miss Vivian Barnum was married to Fred Gross, at Ma- 
nilla, Indiana, on April the 21st. 

Blanche Busick was married to Albert Hass, Delta Tau 
Delta, at Tipton, Indiana. 

Caroline Conrey, Alpha, is studying voice in Cincinnati. 

Margaret Smith, Lilla Vermillya and Essie Neff, Alpha, 
are not in school this term. 

Katherinc Elfers, Alpha, who was compelled to leave 
school the first term on account of her eyes, has almost en- 
tirely recovered. 

Mrs. Josephine Tingley Linscott, Alpha, who has been 
spending the winter in Greencastle, has returned to her home 
in Mobile, Alabama. 

Miss Kate Stanford, Alpha, has been visiting her sisters 
in Greencastle. 

Elizabeth I^ckridge, Alpha, will give a senior recital, 
May the third. 

Aldale McCoy, Alpha, will give a teacher's recital this 
spring. 

Mrs. Rayburn Couger Obenchain, Alpha, of Arizona, has 
been visiting in Monticello, Ind., and attended the banquet 
at Indianapolis. 

Laura Adams, Alpha, will be married in June. 



BETA 

Beta announces the engagement of Maizie B. Goodenow 
to Don B. White, Delta Tau Delta. 

The engagement of Florence M. Bailey, Beta, to Chas. 
Hayden, Sigma Chi, is announced. The wedding will take 
place sometime in June. 

Born to I^tta Weed Wright, Beta, a daughter. 

Beta mourns the loss of a loyal Alpha Chi mother, Mrs* 
Sophia Crittenden. 



300 THELYRE 

Miss Marguerite Bower was an Albion visitor, April ist, 
on her return to Wisconsin. 

Mattie Reynolds Colby, Beta, will spend the summer at 
Mt. Clemens. 

Blanch Bryant Dunbar, Delta, has recently moved to 
Adrian, Michigan. 

Mrs. Marian Howlett Garfield, Beta, has been visiting 
in Chicago. 

Mrs. Marie White Longman, Beta, will leave soon for 
Europe, where she will spend sometime in study and travel. 
She will study in London and Paris. 

Mrs. Nella Ramsdell Fall, Beta, who recently underwent 
an operation for appendicitis, has sufficiently recovered to 
return to her home in New York. 

Lina Baum, Beta, has returned from her winter home in 
Florida. 

Kathryn Granger, Beta, who is studying in Detroit, has 
been home for a few days tilling an engagement. She will 
spend the month of June at Belvidere, 111. 

Misses Maizie and Georga Goodenow, Beta, will spend the 
summer at their summer home at Gull Lake. Miss Maizie 
has recently returned from a visit with Mrs. Myrtle Wallace 
Allen, Beta, of Detroit. 

M. Daisy Osgood, Beta, who has been .spending the 
winter at Biloxi, Mississippi, will not return to her summer 
home at Bay View, Mich., as business will keep her for some- 
time at Ocean Springs, Mississippi. 

Mary S. Ferine, Beta, sails from New York, May 2, en- 
route to Rome, Italy, where she will spend some time, 
then traveling northward she will visit Switzerland, France, 
Germany, the Netherlands and the British Isles. 

Mrs. Fllin Gustafson Turrentine, Beta, has accepted the 
position of contralto soloist in the Washington Square M. E. 
Church, of New York City. She recently filled concert en- 
gagements at Syracuse, N. Y. and Newark, N. J. 

Mrs. Ada Dickie Hamblin, Beta, has returned from a visit 
in Indianapolis. While there she attended the reunion of 
Beta Beta. 

Mrs. Alta Allen Lond, Beta, will leave May 12, for In- 



OFALPHACHIOMEGA 301 

dianola, Iowa, for the installation of Mu chapter. On her 
return, she will visit her sister, Mrs. Jeanette Allen Cush- 
man. Beta, of Minneapolis and Mrs. Lucy McMaster Niles, 
Beta, of Oak Park, Chicago. 

Ethel Lovell, Beta, has accepted the position as organist 
in the M. E. Church, at Marinette. She also has a private 
class at Menominee, Mich. 

Jennie Dickinson Reid, Beta, of Faulktown, S. D., visited 
in Michigan this winter. She will spend the summer here 
also. 

Mrs. Florence Hoag White, Beta, and little daughter, 
Helen, of Detroit, have been Albion visitors. 

Edith Bradley, Beta, is planning to spend the summer in 
Michigan. 

Kate S. Calkins, Beta, who is studying in Chicago, has been 
home for a couple of weeks, filling engagements and calling 
on friends. She will spend the last of May in Northern 
Michigan, where she has a number of engagements. . Her 
sister, Mrs. Ethel Calkins McDonald, Beta, will accompany 
her. 

Mabel Keech, Beta, has taken up the Deaconess work in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 



GAMMA 



Relda Van Ryper left school two weeks ago to prepare for 
her departure in June, for a year's travel abroad. 

The announcement of the engagement of Romaine Made- 
line Hardcastle to James Van Ryper is greeted by all of their 
friends with hearty approval. 

Florence Kelly did not return to sdiool this semester, on 
account of the very serious illness of her father. All Gamma 
girls wish him a very speedy recovery. 

Relda Van Ryper, Ethel Harshbarger, Hedwig Brenne- 
man and Ola Wyeth, attended the Alpha Chi Omega annual, 
at Champaign, Illinois, at Easter time. They returned very 
enthusiastic about the girls, **thc place and the men." 

Miss Rachel Williams left last Tuesday for California, 
where she expects to spend the summer with her mother. 



302 T H E L Y R E 

Esther Hinman gives her Senior recital next Thursday 
night. 

Hedwig Brenneman has a permanent position as soloist, 
in one of the large churches in Glencoe. She will sing next 
week for the choral club, at Lake Geneva. 

DELTA 

Mrs. John Dick spent the hohdays in New York City. 

Mr. Manley Brown, whose wife is one of our charter mem- 
bers, is a candidate for county judge, and all Alpha Chis are 
very much interested in the election. 

Edith Rhoddy is studying art in Italy. 

Miss Bertha Lackett is undergoing treatment for her 
eyes, in Buffalo. 

Miss Mary Thorpe Graham spent Easter in Pittsburg 
as the guest of Rev. Lisley. 

Miss Florence Moore has returned from a six weeks visit 
at Bemis Point, Chataqua. 

Miss Clara Lord spent two months with Dr. Knudson, of 
Boston University. Mrs. Knudson was formerly a piano 
teacher in the Pennsylvania College of Music. Miss Lord 
then spent six weeks in New York. 

Lambda writes Delta that one of Delta's girls is touring 
in the **Madam Butterfly" company. 

Miss Vesta Leet, Delta, visited Miss Louise Chase in the 
Hall. 

Miss Ethel Moore has the position of soprano soloist, in 
the M. E. Church, of this city. 

Miss Alice McDowell sang for two Sundays, at the Park 
Presbyterian Church of Erie. Miss McDowell also ac- 
companied the Allegheny College Glee Club to Franklin and 
Oil City. She visited Mrs. Tom Smith in Franklin and Miss 
Mary R. Phillips of Oil City. 

Miss Louise Chase played '*Cavatina" by Bohm, at a 
recital given by the pupils of the Pennsylvania College of 
Music, April twenty-second. Sol Marcisson, of Cleveland, 
teaches here one day a week and Miss Chase is one of his 
pupils. Miss Ix)uise Lord sang **The Spirit of Spring" at 
the same recital. 



OFALPHACHIOMEGA 303 

Miss Amelia Greene visited her sister for several weeks 
in the Hall. 

Mary Roberts Philp has returned to Oil City after a visit 
to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Roberts, of Meadville. 

Mrs. Helen Trax Wynne and Mrs. Zerald Trax Ensign, 
of Warren, have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
F. Z. Trax, of this city. 

Mrs. Amy Lusk Frost, of Chattanooga, has been visiting 
in Meadville. 

Mrs. Beth Youngson Smith, of Franklin, has returned 
from a visit in Meadville. 

Myrta Porter, of Delta, is Librarian at Beaver, Pa. 

Miss Jessie Merchant is again instructor in the Prep, 
school here. 

Mrs. Grace Hammond Holmes is living at Syracuse, N. 
Y., and is of great assistance to Lambda Chapter. 

Miss Florence Bates, of Meadville, left April 25 for Ha- 
waii with her brother, Senator Bates. 

Miss May Bell Elisa Crawford, Delta, to Mr. Sam Har- 
vey McGowan, March 5, at New Castle, Pa. 

Miss Helen Elizabeth Trax, Delta, to Mr. Westley Akres 
Wynne, October 13, at Meadville, Pa. 

To Alta Moyer Taylor, a daughter, at Mt. Clair, N. J., 
November 25. 

Mary Gibson Brock, a daughter, Jan. 25, at Meadville. 

Mrs. Elizabeth McAllister Donelly, March 29, a son. 

EPSILON 

Mabel Chalfin and. Myrtle McArthur have just returned 
from a delightful trip to Honolulu. 

Hazel Hearne has spent the winter in Seirra Modre, where 
she has a class of pupils. 

Isabel Curl sails for Italy early in the summer, to con- 
tinue her study. 

Maureena McMillan has just returned from a delightful 
trip to Francisco, where she went after the Y. W. C. A. Con- 
vention was over. 

Faye Buck sang with the Apollo Club in their final con- 
cent with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 



304 T H E L Y R E 

Louise White has visited Susie Scheuk at her beautiful 
home in South Pasadena. 



ZETA 

Miss Olga Brandenburg, Zeta, recently gave a very inter- 
esting vocal recital in Boston, in conjunction with Mr. Bert- 
ram Currier, cellist. Some of her own compositions were 
performed, and gave evidence of very fine talent. Miss 
Brandenburg is a pupil of Jean de Reszke, Paris, and of 
D'Indy in composition. 

Miss Alice Walk, Zeta, recently paid her chapter a visit 
on her way to New York, to continue her studies in voice 
for the winter. 

Miss Sarah Morton, Zeta, is expected home soon from 
Paris, where she has been studying with Harold Bauer. 

Miss Gertrude Damon, Zeta, has taken up her residence 
in Hartford, Conn, for the remainder of the year. Zeta 
chapter feels her loss very keenly, as her enthusiasm and 
active work for the chapter, meant very much to it. 

Miss Mabel Davidson, Zet^, is making great progress in 
her studies in voice with Kirk Towns, in Berlin. 

Miss Winfield Van Buskirk, Zeta, recently gave a most 
successful vocal recital in Logansport, Ind. 

Miss Laura Howe, Zeta, played Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite 
before the Logansport, Ind., Musical Club, at a recent pro- 
gram of the club. The periFormance was of highest artistic 
merit. 

THETA 

Miss Nellie Overpack, of Manistee', and Miss Bess Goes- 
chel, of Bay City, will be here for the festival. 

Miss Helen Keys, is expected here next week to remain 
with us the rest of the year. She has given up her position 
in New Jersey, on account of throat trouble and is coming 
here for treatment. 

Mrs. Riene Kyer, of Ann Arbor, wishes to announce the 
birth of Miss Jean Kyer, now six weeks old. 

Miss Alza Sterret, of Detroit, has been here this week 
visiting Nell Schuyler. 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 306 

IOTA 

Miss Elsie Bean, '06, Ida Wyeth, '06, Ina Gregg, and 
Mary Barker, '05, were all back for the annual, March the 
twenty-third. 

Miss Eva Robinette, ex. '07, and Mr. Wesley Huss, Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon, were married at the home of the bride's sis- 
ter in Urbana, Illinois, April the sixteenth. They are now liv- 
ing in Cleveland, Miss. 

Miss Charlotte Draper, and Mr. Brown, were married at 
the home of the bride's parents. May the sixth. 

Miss Lucy Lewis, ex. '07, spent a few days visiting at the 
chapter house in March. 

Miss Ina Gregg, of Tuscola, attended the Sigma Nu an- 
nual, April the second. 

Miss Mabel Hayward, is spending a few months in Cali- 
fornia. 

Mrs. Lou Brown, '04, of Moline, spent a few days last 
month visiting Iota girls in Champaign. 



LAMBDA 

Jessie Lansing, Lambda, was called home early in March, 
by the serious illness of her father, but she returned to college 
after Easter vacation. 

Helen Cunningham, Lambda, was a member of the win- 
ning team in the Freshman Sophomore basket-ball game; 
thereby winning her class numerals. 

Dorothy Logan, Lambda, on account of ill health, was 
obliged to return to her home in Waterloo, N. Y. for a 
couple of weeks. 

ALPHA ALPHA 

Miss Marion Titus was married to Mr. Wilfred Vandcr- 
hoef, on February 19th, at Grand Forks, N. D. 

Mrs. Florence Harris Kuhl, of Beardstown, 111., visited 
in Chicago, in February. 

Misses Mabel Barlow, Laura Bartholomew and Blanche 
Jones, spent the winter in Florida. 

Mrs. Myrta McKean Dennis, of Evanston, has returned 
from a visit to her parents, in Wahpcton, N. D. 



306 T H E L Y R E 

Mrs. Helen Gamble Morgan, of Perry, la., studied pipe 
organ in Chicago part of the winter. 

Miss Mabel Barlow, of Bethany, Mo., visited in Evans- 
ton on her way home from the south. 

Mrs. Maytie Vaughn Moulton is living on a ranch in 
South Dakota. 

Miss Kate Calkins, of Chicago, visited her parents in 
Albion, Mich., in April. 

Miss Marjorie Grafius (Iota), of Chicago, assisted in 
cataloguing Dowie's library in Zion City, 111., preparatory to 
the receivers' sale. 

Miss Zella Marshall (Alpha), is living in Evanston 
with her parents. 

Miss Leslie Smith (Theta), has been spending the winter 
with her sister in Chicago. 

The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alphi Chi, continues to have 
its luncheons the first Saturday of each month. 

Any Alphi Chi visiting near Chicago, will be cordially 
welcomed to any of these luncheons and can learn where 
they are held by communicating with Mrs. Roy Calwell, 
1440 Wilson avenue. Meeting sisters from other chapters 
will strengthen the sisterhood and the frat spirit. 

Miss Theodore Chaffee spent three weeks in Colorado, 
during March. While in Denver, she saw Miss Ethel Isbest- 
er (Gamma), and in Colorado Springs she stayed with 
Miss Cora Seegers (Gamma). 



BETA BETA 



Mrs. Ella Hill Thompson, has returned from a visit to 
Bloomingburg, Ohio. 

The Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae, of Indianapolis, enter- 
tained all the Greeks at Indianapolis, at a reception given at 
the home of Mrs. Mick. It was very enjoyable to all_present. 

Beta Beta holds its regular monthly luncheons in Ayres' 
Grill Room, the first Saturday in each month. Any Alpha 
Chis visiting in Indianapolis on that date must meet with us. 

Born to Mrs. Grace Conner Harris, a son, Martin Con- 
ner Harris, on May fifth. 



O F A L P H A C H I O M E Q A 307 

EXCHANGES 



Exchanges are requested to send one copy to the follow- 
ing: 

Mrs. Edward Loud, 504 E. Erie St., Albion Mich. 

Mrs. Elma Patton Wade, 2236 Ashland Ave., India- 
napolis, Ind. 

Miss Jennie McHatton, 5332 Julian Ave., Indianapolis, 
Indiana. 

The Lyre acknowledges the receipt of the following ex- 
changes : 

February — ^The Alphi Phi Quarterly. 

March — The Rainbow of Delta Tau Delta. — The Phi 
Gamma Delta. — Record of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. — ^The 
Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. — ^The Crescent of Gamma Phi 
Beta. — The Delta Upsilon Quarterly. 

April — ^The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi. 



MUSIC IN THE CHAPTER 



Did you ever stop to think what our fraternity life would 
be if all the music were eliminated from it? It is easy to 
raise enthusiasm with a little bit of good music thoroughly 
well distributed. If you have not already tried it, get the 
crowd together around the piano. People always sing bet- 
ter when standing than when sitting, and if you can get close 
enough together to rub elbows, you can make the old roof 
fairly ring. And when you have raised the roof with the 
volume of sound inside, you will be ready to go out and 
shout to the very heavens your paean of praise for Kappa 
Alpha Theta. A chorus of singers, no matter how perfect 
the individuals may be, can not produce that full volume 
of sound which reverberates like the rich tone of a clear 
bell, until the singers have been together, and sung together 
until they have developed that sympathetic understanding of 
one another which makes their every musical action seem 
the offspring of a single mind. Hunt the thought out of that 
jumble of words, for there is really a thought there, and ap- 



308 T H E L Y R E 

ply it to your chapter esprit du corps and see if you can point 
a moral to adorn the tale. 

Then when it comes to the gentle pursuit of the rude 
barbarian at the beginning of each new term, it is surprising 
how much more attractive the bait is when seasoned with a 
good chorus and spiced with a few guitars, mandolins, ban- 
jos and the like. The **Man of Wrath" in our household 
has often told the curious effect of his fraternity quintette 
club in opening the eyes of a blind barbarian. He was a very 
desirable heathen, but, being a conscientious and busy student, 
he very frankly answered that he did not feel the need of 
fraternity life, he had friends in town to whom he could de- 
vote all the time he had to spare and he had no leisure for 
purely social pleasures at all. So the disappointed boys held 
a sort of a wake over the dead one night, in which the "dead" 
participated, a farewell appearance for him. The strings 
twanged plaintively, the voices rose in a melancholy dirge, 
and the room would have been very appropriatefy blue with . 
smoke, except that they did not smoke — at least that is what 
the **Man of Wrath" says. The funeral was going on fam- 
ously, but the Muse did not propose to be eclipsed in any 
such lugubrious fashion as that. The perverse banjo began 
to play a coon song, and the mandolin in the hands of the 
"dead" began to weave the most fantastic lace work of har- 
mony around the melody until the "dead" one forgot his 
late decease, and the mourners forgot to mourn, and the 
next morning that barbarian agreed to spell his name in 
Greek. The unanswerable though intangible argument of 
harmony had accomplished what all the logic of fact and 
reason could not bring to pass. 

Now if that were true of a mere man, what must be the 
measure of such an appeal to the finer fiber of a woman's soul? 
Music appeals to the artistic sense, preeminently, and tlic 
artistic sense should always be highly developed in a true 
Theta. And it would be a criminal waste of potential energy 
if we fail to make of the musical element of our life all that 
Providence intended and nature made possible. 

But to take a more mercenary view of it, it pays. Almost 
any of the alumnae can recall instances where a chapter has 



OFALPHACHIOMEQA 309 

been able to grasp and hold the leading place in the life of its 
college almost entirely through its musical organization. 
Those girls were strong girls, true, but therewereotherstrong 
girls in college at the same time who did not achieve leader- 
ship. A good quartette, or a combination of instrumental per- 
formers is always in demand at social functions, formal or in- 
formal, and the best Pan-Hellenic you ever attended was the 
one where our quartette had an appropriate song ready to 
spring after every toast, and a few good things in reserve for 
special emergencies. 

You will sing more girls into Kappa Alpha Theta than 
you will ever argue in. You will also win more of the good 
will of the collegians, which will eventuate in political pre- 
ferment in election time, by the concourse of sweet sounds 
with which you brighten the early days of the new student 
than you will ever get by an appeal to her reasoning faculty. 

Kappa Alpha Theta. 



Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Phi, Kappa Alpha (N. O.), Psi 
Upsilon, Zeta Psi, Delta Psi and Sigma Phi do not support 
fraternity journals. Chi Phi issues a year book. The Purple 
and Gold of Chi Psi, the News Letter of Phi Kappa Sigma, 
and the Signet of Phi Sigma Kappa go only to the members 
of their respective fraternities. In addition to a magazine 
Phi Delta Theta issues the private Palladium; Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon, the secret Phi Alpha; Sigma Chi, the secret Bulletin; 
and Kappa Sigma, the Star and Crescent, Beta Theta Pi 
issued for several years, in the early nineties, the secret Mystic 
Messenger. — The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma. 

One fault of the fraternity girl of today, noticed by an out- 
sider, is her critical attitude toward all things. This spirit is 
fostered by three things, at least; her necessarily critical at- 
titude toward the new girl in rushing season, her well-meant 
effort to live up to her initiation vows and help the new girl 
by friendly criticism, and her sometimes strained relations 
with her rival chapters all lead to this same result. Too often 
when a group of girls get together they begin a wholesale 



310 T H E L Y«« E 

slaughter in words, of every girl in their acquaintance who is 
not there. Common language calls this '^knocking.*' In a case 
of one of our own girls why not tactfully set about to mend 
her faults, and in a rival girl merely be thankful that we do 
not have to bother about her defects. — ^Arrow. 



I^ve some one — in God's name love some one — for this 
is the bread of the inner life, without which a part of you 
will starve and die; and though you feel you must be stem, 
even hard, in your life of affairs, make for yourself at least 
a little corner somewhere in the great world where you may 
unbosom and be kind — Phi Gamma Delta. 



It was asked in the recent Inter-Sorority Conference why 
some chapters in several institutions do not show a/iy con- 
siderable interest in the Woman's League of kindred organi- 
zations of their colleges. 

The question brought out the opinions that in such cases 
the fraternity girls were unthinking in their relation^ip to 
collegiate society as a unity, or unfortunately selfish and ab- 
sorbed in their narrow friendships. 

To be "unthinking" in these days when our best efforts 
should ultimately be for the welfare and encouragement of 
others, can be counted not less than a crime. 

To be "selfish" is a misfortune that the individual must 
overcome for herself or she will fail to grasp the ideals her 
sisterhood teaches. 

The natural social leaders in college are found among the 
fraternities, so it is the privilege of the fraternity girl to try 
not to "gobble up" the office of the Woman's League, but 
turns her arts and graces to help build it up as a power in 
working out the knotty problems of social service in her in- 
stitution of learning and in making it ring with college spirit, 
in which no college student or institution can afford to be 
lacking. — ^Alpha Phi Quarterly. 



A topic of vital interest to all fraternities and one dis- 
cussed widely not only in fraternity magazines but also by 



OFALPHACHIOMEGA 311 

all high school and college authorities is that of high school 
fraternities. There seems little occasion for further discus- 
sion of it in our Journal since Thetas in contributed articles 
relating to it have been so unanimous in condemning these 
organizations. In fact the sentiment throughout the coun- 
try seems to be, in favor of abolishing them. At the meet- 
ing of the Deans of Women of State Universities, a year 
ago, the opinion was unanimously expressed that such or- 
ganizations were harmful to the girls who join them and to 
the high schools in which they exist. The National Edu- 
cational Association has condemned them and has appended 
a list of thirteen reasons, thus discussing their pernicious 
influence most exhaustively. The Inter-Sorority Confer- 
ence has also registered its strong disapproval. The vote 
which our Grand President is now calling for will deter- 
mine Theta's position in the general effort to do away with 
"our high school imitators." — Kappa Alpha Theta. 

So the question which each fraternity worker asks is, "How 
shall we keep aflame the loyalty of our alumni ?" 

Certainly not by forgetting them until something is need- 
ed and then reminding them only by passing the har. No; 
the relation is one of the heart, and must be made mutual to 
be permanent. 

If you would retain the regard of your alumni, you must 
yourself have a sincere regard for them. You must do the 
little things that show them that you have a vital interest in 
them and in their welfare. You must share your pleasures 
and hopes and plans with them. And then, when your 
alumni realize that you are facing the same problems, fighting 
the same old fight, and striving for the same ideals that they 
faced and fought and strove for, the recollection of the old 
days will stir the heart-strings and set their blood coursing; 
and with awakened interest and a hearty hand-grasp your 
alumni will be with you. 

This sounds easy, but it is hard; and the hardest part is 
with yourselves — to establish and maintain the attitude of 
sincere interest. But do your part and the alumni will do 
theirs. It may take time, and you may not get the very last 
alumnus, but those alumni worth while will respond to the 
earnest endeavor. The best may not be tjic easiest to readi, 



312 THE LYRE 

but the true heart knows how to reach them. — Phi Gamma 
Delta. 

Good Greek fraternity verse is surprisingly scarce. Not 
one piece of verse in ten that appears in fraternity magazines 
is worth the space it occupies. At the sixtieth annual con- 
vention of Psi Upsilon, at Dartmouth in 1893, Richard Ho- 
vey read an excellent poem, **Comrades," which appears in 
his volume "Along the Trail." The following portion ex- 
presses well the best ideal of the Greek society : 

"Praise, then, for thee, Psi Upsilon! 

And never shame if it be said 

Thou carest little for the head. 

All for the heart; for this is thy desire. 

Not for the social grace thou mayst impart. 

Not for the love of letters or of art. 

Albeit thou lovest them, burns thy sacred Are. 

Not to add one more whip to those that drive 

Men onward in the struggle to survive, 

Not to spur weary brains and tired eyes on 

To toil for prizes, not, Psi Upsilon, 

To be an annex to collegiate chairs, 

Or make their lapses good! 

Make thou not claim of use 

For poor excuse 

Why thou shouldst climb thy holier stairs 

Toward ends by plodders dimly understood. 

No, for the love of comrades only, thou! 

The college is the head, and thou the heart. 

Keep thou thy nobler part. 

And wear the Bacchic ivy on thy brow." 

— Phi Gamma Delta. 



The High School Fraternity is a factor in educational 
circles which appears to be growing with rapid strides. It 
has its loyal adherents — who, in the freshness of their youth, 
are giving it vigorous support. On the other hand, a form- 
idable array of opponents has arisen. These come from edu- 
cators, both as individual and as organizations, and not a 
small part is the college fraternity. The many serious ob- 
jections which have been made to this organization seems to 
leave but little room for its existence. Still it docs continue 
to be. Therefore the question is what attitude should be 
maintained toward this organization? 

To Gamma Phis this subject is being presented. We have 
no power of disbanding the organization, and thus freeing 



OFALPHACHIOMEGA 313 

ourselves from the pernicious effect which it has upon those 
who later enter college. Therefore some other method must 
be pursued if we agree that they are a detriment to us, to its 
members, and the schools in which it lives. 

If determined and positive action can be taken as to meth- 
ods of dealing with this problem, by the Inter-Sorority Con- 
ference, then a blow will be dealt which will be effective. — 
The Crescent. 

The men's fraternity journals are enjoying a discussion 
over what fraternity was the first to have caused chapter 
letters issued. — The Anchora. 

Alpha Delta Phi is the name assumed by a society of young 
ladies in one of the Georgia colleges. It has existed for many 
years under a name not Greek, but has recently become in- 
corporated and the parent chapter is granting charters to 
other societies. — Beta Theta Pi. 

There is one class of members for whom the fraternity 
does not adequately provide. These are the alumnae living 
away from college towns or alumnae chapters. They are 
often more interested in the detailed work of the fraternity 
than those who affiliate with the alumnae chapters. They 
hear no convention delegate's report; they never know of 
changes in the constitution; they have no access to the valu- 
able statistics contained in the Grand Council and chapter re- 
ports and thus have to make special effort to learn the inner 
history of many of the fraternity proceedings, as, for in- 
stance, why an applying group, much discussed at convention, 
never received a charter. Much of this matter could not 
properly be printed in the Journal which circulates outside of 
the fraternity while a great deal more is not printed there 
because it is more conveniently comprised in other documents 
in the hands of the chapters. Do we need an alumnae officer 
to keep these women in closer touch with the fraternity ma- 
chinery? Could an esoteric pamphlet be issued once a year 
and thus serve as a supplement to the Journal ? It might be 
well for the convention delegates to talk over this question 
with those alumnae interested and come prepared to vote 
upon this matter should there prove a call for such legis- 
lation. — Kappa Alpha Theta. 



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