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THE 1940 VIRGINIAN
ISABEL WILLIAMSON, Editor
T. A. McCORKLE, Facull^ AdvU
SALLY DUNLAP, Business Manager
LEST WE FORGET
THE TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS AND TRIVIA
OF 19 40
- PUBLISHES THIS. ITS 39th VOLUME *■ 4.
■^= STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA —
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this, our story of a year at FarmviUe, to one who, we feel, is one of the
major characters in this story. From the time we enter Farmville as freshmen,
and have to make out schedules, until the day that we form the academic pro-
cession to receive our diplomas, his help and influence are deeply felt.
Knowing "Mr. Mac" is a privilege and a pleasure. To those who have
been associated with him have come the true appreciation and respect of his
efficient performance of the many duties which are his; his amiable disposition;
his wise advice ; and his unique sense of humor.
We feel that we know him not only as a teacher and adviser, but as a
person. Many and vivid are our memories of him in characteristic situations:
stamping our hands with figures of "Donald Duck" at dances; rushing all over
the campus on the first day of school, literally deluged with schedule blanks —
and questions; snapping pictures of us in "off moments," and working far into
many a night over the business of putting out an annual.
Without the benefit and influence of such a character, a story of a year
at Farmville would not be complete; and it is with deepest feeling of admira-
tion, respect, and appreciation that we dedicate this volume to Mr. T. A.
MR. T. A. McCORKLE
T FIRST GLANCE . . .
the Rotunda looked like Grand Central. "Y" girls — the answer
to a freshman's prayer — welcomed us and brought order out of con-
fusion. We trotted the length of the building in search of our rooms,
and wailed when that corner room didn't materialize. Complacent
Juniors and Seniors made for "the Building" and their cherished
We were eager to see the new improvements — new seats in the
auditorium, new furniture in the Rotunda, and our long-awaited
Library. Standing in line at the Business Office, finding Turner for
that heart-to-heart talk about our trunks, the ordeal of getting P. O.
4 1 0, took all the energy we could muster. Then, over a restoring
"coke" in Shannon's, we exchanged stories — that week-end at the
Beach, the New Love, and the accumulated gossip of three months.
Remember the bull sessions till far, far into the night? And there
was something we'd meant to do . . . oh, yes, unpack!
Of course we started making out schedules with a little prayer
for no Saturday classes. The finished product was a besmeared and
much erased tangle, ready to be deciphered by our adviser. We
were the exasperation of our teachers till the new class hours sank
in . . . What a difference fifteen minutes makes!
There were extensive shoppmg sprees that afternoon, and we re
still paying for the hasty investment of that heavenly arm-chair which
we just couldn't resist. Of course, the chintz faded before Christmas.
Lazy summer days soon changed to busy, active ones — we were
caught in the whirl of things. There were new classes, new teachers,
and a new cardigan to knit. TTiere were old girls to talk to, and new
ones to talk about. When to take our cuts was already the favorite
topic at the dinner table. Should we wait until Thanksgiving . . .
just in case?
However, week-ends weren't our only thought. To everyone of
us the new year offered a challenge, to be fulfilled in our own par-
ticular way. We made high resolves, and were determined that the
months of work and play should not erase them. There were new
worlds to conquer.
DR. J. L. JARMAN
ROWTH of the college during the past few years
has been along many and varied lines. Those who have been
students during this period of growth have watched with in-
terest the progress while others among the alumnae have re-
turned, amazed at the changes that have taken place.
While watching the remarkable development of the college,
it has been only natural for us to consider the big part that our
president. Dr. Jarman, has played m this era of growth. He
has worked loyally, hard and untiringly to secure for the school
those thmgs which have contributed so largely to its present
standing. Synonymous with Farmville, to us, is Dr. Jarman — his
sympathetic understanding, his friendly greeting and cheery smile, and
his heart "as good as gold."
We look back proudly on another year of Farmville's growth, and
to the one whose efforts and influence have made this growth possible.
'machinery" of college never ceases to function for our benefit and help. We think back on
week-ends — waiting in Miss Mary's office to have permissions signed, or getting classes excused! We can't
blame Miss Mary for saying that our week-ends start on Thursday and end on Tuesday.
The never - ending line to Miss Bugg's door . . . one conference after another, to untangle our con-
fused schedules . . . efficient, passively dignified, she has never failed us . . . Mr. Graham's amazing pro-
ficiency, from managing the entire business of the school, to cooking spaghetti at the cabin for us . . . his office
is the destination of all problems ... the Book Room, symbol of Miss Taliaferro's methodical neatness . . .
no one in school serves us with the same wonderful capability or resourcefulness . . . Miss Hiner, an integral
part of school with her
budgets and bills ... the
treasurer's office is the
scene of numerous and
important transactions . . .
without the services of
the administration, the
clockwork of the school
Miss Mary White Cox
Head of the Home y
ViRGILIA I. BUGG
S. L. Graham
Winnie V. Hiner
Maud K. Taliaferro
V^^HEY VE struggled with us, they ve used
every known method to make us study, they've
laughed with us and at us, and through it all been
more generous and kind than we deserved. How can
we best pay tribute to them, these members of our
faculty with whom we spend the better part of our
time here at school? They see us at our worst — on
rainy Monday mornmgs when we straggle into class
at 8:20; they know us at our worst, sometimes, when
we stumble through a recitation; yet despite all this
they've given us their best in time, experience, and
Psychology classes will always be associated in
our minds with Mr. Coyner, his characteristic,
"You'll pardon the personal reference," and his
quiet and effective method of teaching. Mr. Bell,
Martha W. Coulling
Professor of Fine and
Minnie V. Rice
Professor of Latin
James M. Grainger
B. A., M. A.
Professor of English
M. Boyd Coyner
B. A., M. A.
Professor of Educatio
Mary E. Peck
B. S., M. S.
Associate Professor of
History and Social Science
WiLHELMINA P. LoNDON
B. S., M. A.
Associate Professor of
B. S., M. A.
Professor of Mathematics
Florence H. Stubbs
B. S., M. A.
Associate Professor of
Historv and Social Science
his friendliness, even when we deserve frowns, his
tolerance when we should have been given up for
lost. We never knew how much we needed Miss
Camper until her accident — remember the long
"spell" of teaching ourselves? No one could have
received a heartier welcome than we gave her when
she finally returned from that long seige in the in-
firmary. And Dr. Wynne — his hearty laugh has
smoothed over many a perplexmg situation; all of
us who taught a quarter were his constant trials. In
the Arts Department, Miss Coulling and Miss Bed-
ford have accomplished wonders — we never thought
when we signed up for Art that we'd be proudly
exhibitmg jewels, pictures, and pots. We even put
Miss Bedford to work in the gym on dance week-
ends, and she's loyally responsible for the transfor-
JoHN P. Wynne
B. A., M. A., Ph. D.
Professor of Education
George W. Jeffers
B. S., M. A., Ph. D.
Professor of Biolog))
M. A., Ph. D.
Associate Professor of
Thomas A. McCorkle
B. A., M. S.
Professor of Chemistry
B. S., M. S.
Assistant Professor of
Chemisir'S and Ph\)sics
Grace B. Moran
B. S., M. A.
Associate Professor of
Samuel M. Holton
B. A.. M. A.
Associate Professor of
Lucille E. Jennings
B. S., M. S.
Associate Professor of
James E. Walmsley
M. A., Ph. D.
Professor of History^ and
Assistant Professor of
B. S., M. S.
issistant Professor of
Sarah Boyd Tucker
B. A., M. A.
Associate Professor of
HistorM and Social Science
B. S., M. A.
Assistant Professor of Fine
and Applied Arts
B. S., M. A.
Professor of Home
Bessie H. Jeter
B. S., M. A.
Associate Professor of Home
Mary Frances Houck
b. s., m. a.
Assistant Professor of Home
mation from bareness to beauty.
Mr. Mac, with his cigar, his merry twinkle, his
"Well, I'll tell you," when we're puttering in the
lab, is beloved to us all. Adviser of the Annual and
adviser for Cotillion are man-sized jobs when they
involve about two hundred girls. Then, in the field
of chemistry is Mr. Raymond French, who has been
teacher, councilor, and playmate. His oyster roasts
are famous and an mvitation much-prized. Dr. Jeffers
has taught us, as well as the outs and ms of microbes,
much about his Newfoundland home, and Dr.
Stevens, his associate professor, has struggled with us
through dissections wondrous to behold. A smile
from her is reward enough for our labors.
Mr. Grainger, head of the English department,
has instilled in us a part of his sincere love for litera-
ture, and caused the reading of it to be as pleasant as
(in the case of some of us) it used to be dreadful.
We've "browsed" through English literature with
Miss Nichols, and enjoyed the wit and vivacity of
her teaching, while Miss Jennings, when we finally
got down to work, really made the American Clas-
sics live for us. As freshmen, we labored painfully
with Miss Foster over the rules of grammar, and
then came back to enjoy and appreciate the novel
course. Miss Hiner's warm smile has encouraged us
in many an English class.
All that we know about the Roosevelt adminis-
tration, the old South, or the most recent bill before
the House, we owe to Dr. Simpkins. His has been
a liberalizing influence. Miss Peck saw us through
the History of Western Civilization admirably; re-
B. S., M. A.
Professor of Physical and
B. S., M. A.
Assistant Professor of
B. A., M. A.
Professor of Reading and
Carrie B. Taliaferro
B. S., M. A.
Professor of Mathematics
Alfred H. Strick
Professor of Music
Assistant Professor of Music
Assistant Professor of Fine
and Applied Arts
Leon E. Bell
B. A., M. A.
Associate Professor of
B. S., B. D.
Assistant Professor of
B. S., M. A.
Professor of Business
Instructor in Hom^
B. S., M. A.
Associate Professor of
Education and Principal
of Elcnentarv School
B. A., M. A.
Supen'isor of Second Grade
Mary B. Haynes
B. S., M. A.
Supervisor of First Grade
Alice E. Carter
B. S., M. A.
Supervisor of Sixth Grade
B. S., M. A.
Supervisor of Fourth Grade
member Mr. Barnes and all those references? We
loved every class with Dr. Walmsley, and especially
the philosophical advice that v\'ent with them. The
ten rules for living he gave us as freshmen have been
inspiring and practical. Mrs. Martin, with her char-
acteristic hurry and bustle, has helped us speed along
in English grammar, or in Spanish declensions. The
French Department welcomed Miss Draper, who re-
turned after two years' study in France. We've
spent many an afternoon in the out-of-doors with
Miss Moran, absorbed in nature study, and then
learned from Miss Waters the principles of climates
and weather-belts. We've long since learned to re-
spect and value Miss Iler's lessons in sportsmanship,
her invaluable advice, and her inspiration toward a
greater school spirit.
Mary Clay Hiner
B. A., M. A.
Professor of English
B. A., M. A.
Assistanl Professor of
Miss Jeter, the mainstay of the home ec. majors,
overlooked our clumsy attempts at apple pie, and
managed to rectify our mistakes. Frequent trips to
Richmond have furnished Miss Tupper adequate
suggestions and advice for us. In the field of music,
our year has been successful, with an impressive re-
cital in March by our choirs, under the direction of
Annie F. Shelton
Willie R. McKee, R.N.
Mr. Strick. Mrs. Fitzpatrick, with tireless energy
and initiative, has assisted with numerous programs,
particularly that for May Day. Miss Wheeler
taught us to be on our toes mentally and physically,
in class and on stage. No one knows better than we
what that shout of "My darling child!" means.
In January, 1940, occurred an event unprece-
Jean M. Martin
limb. Dressed in long white aprons, Mr. Coyner
and Mr. Bell peddled candy. But the hit of the
evening was the appearance of Mr. French and Dr.
Simp in skull caps, the perfect college cheerleaders.
The sight of our teachers, bereft of their dignity and
thoroughly enjoying themselves, increased our ad-
miration and respect for them immensely.
Secretary to Head of Home
dented in the history of the school. The faculty
challenged the school athletes to a rousing game of
basketball, and the entire student body crowded into
the gym to witness their unique skill and technique
in basketball. Miss Craddock was the team's star
forward, and Miss Draper proved that her agility
was in perfect form on a basketball court. Miss
McKee was there with a cast for the first broken
Lois F. Davis
Staff of Home Department
MAGINE our embarrassment that first day when Hattie Cantrell wanted
to know where Room G was! We walked from one buildmg to another m our
white sweaters and skirts, trying to learn the new room numbers, and depositmg
the worried freshmen. All day long — "Tell Mr. Reid to meet the 12:57,"
"Where's Turner?", "Has Miss Taliaferro put up any mail?" And one fresh-
man was discovered busily unpacking in Mr. Coyner's room. After all, it was
Directing the year's work were Dorothy Eades, our president; Helen Reiff,
vice-president; Ollie Graham Gilchrist, secretary; Eliza Wise, treasurer, and two counselors — Caralie Nel-
son, sophomore counselor, and Lucy Turnbull, freshman counselor. Sara Cline was head of the Membership
Committee; Beulah Ettenger, the Prayers Committee; Nancy Pierpont, Service Committee; Jean Moyer,
Church Cooperative Committee; Martha Whelchel was in charge of World Fellowship; Elsye Berry Yates,
the Music Committee; Allene Overbey, the Social Committee; and Helen Wentz, Sing. Publicity was
managed by Evelyn Thorington; the Town Girls' Committee by Jane Lee Hutchesin, and the Library Com-
mittee by Margaretta Gerlaugh. Marie Eason was ex-officio member. The Advisory Board consisted of
Miss Winnie Hiner, chairman, and Miss Mary Nichols, Miss Lucille Jennings, Miss Mary Clay Hiner,
and Mr. Boyd Coyner.
On Friday night, September 22, we gave the first party of the year — the Big-Sister-Little-Sister Re-
ception. Everyone flocked to the gym in new formals to see the fashion show, drink punch, and dance.
Cabinet Retreat was better than ever — we spent a whole week-end at Longwood, planning our work
until far into the night. We decided to center programs for each month around specific themes, such as
Left lo right: Gerlough, Pierpont, Wenlz, Moyer, Whelchel, Gilchrist, Ettenger, Eade
First row. lefl lo right
Reiff, Wise, Overby
SecomI row. left lo ri«ht:
Eason, Yales, Cline,
peace, service, worship, vocational guidance, and other social questions. From these plans our theme for the
year evolved — "Christian Application in Every Phase of Living." By our cooperation with the ministers in
Farmville, we upheld the high standards of the Y. W. C. A. in Christian service.
At Christmas time we held the traditional services of the Yule Season — Miss Rice's Christmas story.
Hanging of the Greens, Carolling, and White Christmas. This year a beautiful Candlelight Tea was held,
in all the Christmas splendor.
At the regional meeting in Richmond, Dot Eades was elected State Chairman of the Y. W. C. A. This
honor was symbolic of a year of splendid cooperation on the part of all the members, a year of achievement
T'S funny, the difference an evening dress
can make. We'd been terribly impressed by the new
building and the Library and Shannon's, but when
we saw the Hocks of stunning girls who came to the
reception in the gym, all we could do was stand and
stare. Was this a fashion magazine or a college?
We'd heard the words Big Sister-Little Sister Reception ever since we got to school. Certainly no one
could have been sweeter to us those first trying days than our Big Sisters. They have always managed to be
around at the hours of our greatest need, from morning, when we tore our hair over schedules, till night,
when we cried a few homesick tears. Whitehouse and Gym were just names until we trailed along behind
for two days and sorted out all the twists and turns.
Then they came around Friday night about eight-thirty, in time to help us with the finishing touches be-
fore our official introduction to the teachers and the
upperclassmen. The glances of approval in their eyes
as we walked toward the gym somehow made the
ordeal of the receivmg hne less frightening.
Waitmg at the end of the hne seemed mtermin-
able — we must have been eager. In the few mo-
ments that we stood before Dr. Jarman, exchanging
a few words, we recognized in him the embodiment
of all that is truest and best in the school. Of course
we thought Miss Nichols was a stray Sophomore
who'd wandered into the line.
Helen Wentz planned the Fashion Show which
was given. We stood in the background while the
pick of the school's collective wardrobe was on
parade. Cottie Radspinner wore a new reversible
with a hood, and Gay Ward Brown made a star
pupil in a rust tailored dress. The turban Essie
Millner wore was the most striking imaginable; it
must have been she who started the rage. Remember
how popular "It's Funny to Everyone but Me" was
then? Pudge sang it beautifully, and Sara Keesee
sang "To You." And the evening dresses themselves
were a style show, with our roommates for models.
Nancy Wolfe looked stunning in a blue sharkskin
formal, and Allene Overby's black net was straight
from Glamour. Every big sister and freshman was
looking and feeling her best.
Punch and cakes were served, and as we ate, the
round of introductions began — a never-ending game.
but just what we'd waited for. The reception was
more than a get-acquainted party; we were all at
our best, and formed those necessary first impressions.
It was more than a night of welcome and "hello's";
it was the beginning of a pride in our school and its
beloved ideals which has been swelling ever since.
UR conception of the Y. W. C. A. was
rather meaningless and vague until the night we be-
came a part of that organization in a service of im-
The strains of a Beethovan sonata filled the dark-
ened auditorium as we entered, clad in white. We
took our places, candles in hand, behind the Soph-
omore Commission members, who assisted in the pro-
gram, and the ceremony began. All eyes were turned
toward the triangle, glowing with candles — a symbol
of the threefold creed of the Y. W. C. A.
Helen Reiff read a passage from the Bible after
the music died away. "The Church of the Lighted
Lamps" — a stirring interpretation of the inspiration
of religion was the message of Dot Eades, president
of the Y. She told the story of the stranger in a tiny
European village who learned the true story of the
strange chapel there, with its lighted lamps. A
legend was told her about "The Church of the
Lighted Lamps." It was built in the sixteenth
century by an old duke who had ten beautiful
daughters whom he loved dearly. Unlike most royal
fathers he was not anxious for them to marry, and it
was with great reluctance that he let them go one by
one. People would smile at the commotion he made
over each one leaving home, but he would shake his
head sadly and say that each one had her place and
the house was lonely without her.
As he grew older, the duke began to wonder what
he would leave behind to perpetuate his memory.
Finally he decided to build a church so beautiful that
it would draw men to God. At last it was finished,
and he took his daughters to see it, and admire the
simple lines, the beautiful stained glass windows.
They were amazed, though, that there were no
lamps to hang. In reply, he said that each person
must carry his own. "Some corners of God's house
will be dark and lonely, if all his sons and daughters
do not come to worship him at the appointed time."
Four hundred years elapsed, and the bronze lamps
were handed down from father to son and carefully
treasured. When the sweet-toned bells of the old
church rang, the village people made their way up
the hill, each carrying his own lamp. The church
was nearly always filled, for no family wished its
corner to be dark and gloomy.
Sara Cline then gave a prayer of rededication and
consecration of the Y. W. C. A. in service and de-
votion to the school. The challenge was one of deep
sincerity and meaning. "You who are about to be-
come members of the Young Women's Christian
Association hold unlighted lamps. The cabinet in
lighting these lamps challenge you to Christian serv-
ice and Christian living. "Let your light so shine be-
fore men that they will glorify thy Maker which art
in Heaven." Grant that the fire which have been
lighted in our hearts this evening may burn brightly
To you, the members of the Young Women's
Christian Association of the State Teachers College
at Farmville, is allotted the privilege of making
Christian living a reality on our campus. Will you
accept this challenge? "
And in response we dedicated ourselves to the
high task of making our lives on the campus richer
and more full of love.
As we lighted our candles their blazes illuminated
the room in brave and shining symbol of our dedica-
tion to a worthwhile pursuit in our college life. We
listened to Follow the Gleam played softly from
the stage as we followed the officers up the aisle and
through the Colonnade into Joan Court. The gleam
of the candles, the reflected radiance on each up-
turned face, the singing of "Blessed Be the Tie
That Binds" were confirmation of our creed: "Not
by might, not by power, but by My Spirit, saith the
Lord of Hosts."
V^^ HE Honor Code was on the lips of every-
one when we returned to school, but very success-
fully so. For two months not a single freshman was
on campus, not even for chapel cuts. Their example
proved a wonderful inspiration for us all year.
Serving the student body were Marie Eason, presi-
dent; Martha Meade Hardaway, vice-president;
Caralie Nelson, secretary; Alice Leigh Barham,
treasurer; and Caroline Eason, chairman of the
More than ever this year we have been, not an
idea, but an ideal, a vital and significant phase of
each girl's living here. Since last spring when a fresh
consciousness of our Honor Code was inaugurated
it has come forward and been not a background of
words, but a force recognized and respected. Al-
ways we have had the hope that the Council would
not rule and judge the school, but that each student's
sense of honor would govern her actions.
Aside from our responsibilities of leading and
guiding, there were odd tasks about school with
which we assisted. And such attractive ushers we
made for Lyceums. The phantom Row I which
wasn't there did baffle even our ingenuity, however.
Representing the Senior Class were Sally Dunlap
and Lorana Moomaw; the Junior Class, Marian
Heard and Jean Moyer; Sophomore Class, Nancy
Naff and Norma Wood; and the Freshman Class,
Betty Boutchard and Robin Hening. Dorothy
Fades, president of the Y. W. C. A. ; Marjorie
Nimmo, president of the House Council; and Dor-
othy Fischer, president of the Athletic Association,
served as ex-officio members of the council.
Dr. Jarman was our guest at a banquet on his
birthday in November. Longwood looked lovely with
tables in gleaming candlelight and a profusion of red
roses. Miss Mary's birthday came in the spring, and
we surprised her with a lovely dinner. The evening
was a warm spring one, and we enjoyed the beauty
of Longwood with its profusion of spring flowers.
We owe our success in the Circus booth enterprise
entirely to Mr. Graham, who made an admirable,
if not very reliable, fortune teller, and general "add-
ed attraction." He made an excellent mystic in his
fantastic garb as he sat before his crystal ball and
gazed into it to perform untold wonders and magic
communications with the other world. We were sur-
prised at his accurate predictions in some instances.
Hattie Vaden's came true on that very night, to the
wonder and amazement of all second floor Senior
Building. Hattie's been a little in awe of Mr.
Graham ever since. Our booth was in demand,
though, with all our friends curious for a glimpse
into their future.
Christmas brought the Student Coun-
cil party in Marie's room, and the usual
too-much feasting. We forgot there was
a serious side to our nature in the
abandon of good food and drink, fun
and Christmas celebrating.
Our honor system, a code and a bond
between us, is a challenge and a trust
to every member of our student body.
This year has proved to us that the
ideal established years ago by those de-
siring a higher standard of living on the
campus can be renewed, and can be-
come as vital as they knew it. We've
realized our aim to a large extent: that
our laws be personal, a matter of in-
dividual honor and trust. We believe
that this year every student has grasped
its significance, and has made it a reality
on the campus.
SnaleJ. lefl lo right: Dunlap, Moomaw, Hardaway. Eason, Eades, Nimmo
Slamlhg. left lo right: Nelson, Boutchard, Hening, Wood, Naff, Eason, Moye
S we sat listening to Marie Eason, presi-
dent of the Student Body, talk to us, our feelings be-
came more and more inixed. Though we had been
in school for only a few weeks, the meaning of the
honor system had already been instilled in us and
Mane brought to us only more clearly a realization
that the solemnity was to be valued rather than
Our class was so large that we signed the pledge
on three successive nights. Caralie Nelson led us in
groups of three, into the Council Room. The earnest
faces of the Council Members, the atmosphere of
reverence, their belief in an ideal, made us thrill at
being a part of this system of honor. The realization
came that the m.ere signing of a paper was not
enough. We were to live by this pledge throughout
four years of college.
The signing was over, but our living in terms of
the Honor code had just begun. We were anxious
to follow the example of the upper-classmen, and to
prove our worthiness of their trust.
Lefi to right: Phillips, treasurer
Her, classman; Lybroolt, vice-pr.
Jennings, president; Miss
sident ; Agnew, secretary
OW could we ever forget that day in
September when the Class of '43 descended on
Farmville. We certainly weren't lacking in numbers,
but then even the knowledge that each of us had
some three hundred "fellow sufferers" was no com-
pensation for the rather bewildered, frightened feel-
ings that made us wish that home and family weren't
so far away!
It wasn't long till we began to feel at home, and
having first class meetings brought the feeling of
"really belonging." We felt honored and very, very
fortunate when Miss Her became our classman; and
with her we chose Betsy Jennings, president; Dickie
Lybrook, vice-president; Lillian Agnew, secretary;
and Charlotte Phillips, treasurer, to lead us through
This year has taught us many things, and looking
back on the mingled joys and sorrows of a wonderful
year, we look forward to new opportunities.
Mary Frances Adams
Betty Mae Ayers
Nellie Brooke Benton
Mary Frances Bowles
Peggy Lou Boyette
Mary Elizabeth Brinkley
Mary Alice Bryant
Emma Frances Elam
Margaret Anne Foreman
Helen Rose Frazier
Sarah Massie Goode
Lilly Beck Gray
Nina Lee Hall
Betty Page Harper
Ada C. Nuchols
Sarah Wade Owen
Ella Marsh Pilkinton
Katherine E. Price
Katherine H. Price
Ann Beale Scott
Jane Lee Sink
Lois Jane Steidtmann
Betty Mae Tyler
Mary Stuart Walmsley
Norma Lee West
Ann Reese Whitlow
Mary Anne Williams
HELEN LEWIS, from Roanoke, Virginia, am a seditious, sciolistic . . . . uh
uh . ." and that's about as far as we ever got. That sign-off will surely go down
history as the most confusing any freshman was ever made to learn.
We can laugh now, but, oh, the mortification of those ghastly bathing caps ! On that dreaded day, the
dining hall was in an uproar when we appeared, in clashing colors and black stockings, our rat traps dang-
ling. The days dragged out, with never-ending persecution, and we all developed lovely inferiority com-
At night we faced the screeching sophomores, their white sheets ghostly in the darkness of Little Rat
Courts. Betty Youngberg was "Maizie" on an average of fifty times a day, and Cynthia gave lessons in
the "Wiggle." Peace was restored at Big Rat Court, and Helen Rose Frazier was voted the "best Rat."
. . . All hail to the Sophomores!
Lcfl to right: Overbey,
Dodson, president; Lucy,
r-president; Engleby, treasurer;
relary; Miss Royall, cU
E'VE loved the novelty of being
Sophomores — going downtown for breakfast, the de-
lights of Rat Week, and the privileges that come
with moving up a class. Dodson made the finest
president we could have chosen; and working with
her was Allene Overbey, vice-president, and Jane
Engleby, treasurer. Betty Lucy, who didn't return
after Christmas, was replaced as secretary by Nancy
Things have been somewhat new this year, but
each new experience has made us feel more a part
of it all, and we look back proudly on Circus stunts,
productions, hockey and basketball games, and many
other happenings which have made this year one of
fine spirits, cooperation and loyalty. Two years are
over now — we are really upperclassmen, anticipating
our added responsibilities and privileges.
Newport News, Virginia
Mary Prince Arnold
Eleanor Anne Ayers
Winston-Salem, N. C.
Mariam Iris Baird
Martha Ann Baldwi>
The Island, Virginia
Beverly, West Virginia
Mary Klare Beck
New Canton, Virginia
Bowling Green, Virginia
Mildred Ann Bowen
Gay Ward Brown
Concord Depot, Virginia
B lairs, Virginia
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Sara Frances Cline
Martha Frances Cobb
Mary Ann Cobb
Minnie Frances Cob
Alice Marie Coberly
Nahrea Irby Coleman
Stony Creek, Virginia
Emma Louise Crowgey
Mae Carman Desaix
Hawthorne, New Jersey
Mary Frances Dix
Betty Lee Downing
Newport News, Virginia
Sue Teaford Dunlap Beatrice Dunton
Lexington, Virginia Cape Charles, Virginia
Nancy Reid Dupuy
Greensboro, N. C.
Virginia May Evans
Concord Depot, Virginia
Texie Belle Felts
Dorothy Mae Hahn
Jean Addison Hall
LuELLA Byrd Hall
Miriam Vion Hanvey
Ada Moore Harris
5etty Cleo Hawkins
Helen Marie Hawkins
Shawnee Mill, Virginia
Jane Lee Hutcheson
Gladys Virginia Jones
Concord Depot, Virginia
Elies Rebecca Jones
Buffalo Junction, Virginia
Patsy Jean Kilby
Gene Hardy Kilmon
Eloise Grey Layman
New Castle, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Stony Creek, Virginia
St. Paul, Virginia
St. Albans, West Virginia
Eugenia Penn Loyd
Aggie Louise Mann
Sue J. Marshall
Stony Creek, Virginia
Emily Flynt Moore
Rocky Mount, N. C.
Mary Anna Mottley
Nancy Fahey Naff
Ethel Blanche Oast
Evelyn Inez Pankey
Mary Virginia Parker
Ruby Mae Parsons
South Hill, Virginia
Mary Martha Peery
Mary Anne Pettit
Fork Union, Virginia
Lucie Ellen Powell
Union Level, Virginia
Katherine Lee Pugh
South Boston, Virginia
Mary Jane Ritchie
Alice Virginia Rudd
Hilton Village, Virginia
Harriet Jones Scott
Mary Lou Shannon
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Guinea Mills, Virginia
Margaret Ann Smith
Frances Dupuy Snell
Jean Elizabeth Steel
Frances Ann Turner
Mary Louise Sterrett
Rockbridge Baths, Va.
Lilian Ann Turner
Marjorie Louise Vick
South Hill, Virginia
Ella Marie Utt
Eloise B. Sumner
Guinea Mills, Virginia
May McNeil Wertz
May Turner Winn
Edith Mary Wood
Mary Owens West
Anne C. Williams
Isabel Jane Witt
Helen M. Wentz
Dorothy Lee Wood
^ y HERE are among us leaders whose years here have been full of de-
votion, who have given the best of their talent to further the interests of the col-
lege. It is to these girls that Alpha Kappa Gamma offers its membership and its
inspiration, that their ideals may become more lofty and their lives more con-
secrated to the constructive leadership which has made our school all that it is.
Martha Meade Hardaway, Dorothy Eades, Helen Reiff, and Francis Alvis,
were our officers. The following were active members: Doris Chesnut, Rosa
Courter, Marie Eason, Frances Leigh Ellett, Dorothy Fischer, Patricia Gibson,
Ollie Graham Gilchrist, Jane Hardy, Helen Jeffries, Johnny Lybrook, Anna
Maxey, Jean Moyer, Caralie Nelson, Marjorie Nimmo, Jane Powell, Ruth Lea
Purdum, Jane Royall, Isabel Williamson, Eliza Warwick Wise.
Our faculty advisers were Miss Adele Hutchinson, Miss Grace Moran, and Miss Minnie V. Rice.
Associate members were Miss Carolyn Cogbill, Miss Mary Clay Hiner, Miss Winnie V. Hiner, Miss
Olive T. Her, Miss Grace E. Mix, Miss Mary Nichols, and Miss Florence Stubbs.
The honorary members were Miss Lula A. Andrews, Miss Adele Clark, Miss Mary White Cox, Mrs.
Charles Hall Davis, Miss Ellen Glasgow, Mrs. Anna Hyatt Huntington, Mr. Archer Milton Huntington,
Dr. Joseph L. Jarman, and Mrs. Maria Bristoe Starke.
The activities of the year have been wide-spread — a Regional Convention held in November at Columbia,
South Carolina, our Circus, the Faculty-Student basketball game, and the Family Album. Miss Grace
Moran was president of the Alumnae Association in connection with which we published the first Farmville
Lafl to right: Miss Rice, Hardy, Eason, Elletl, Miss Royall, Powell, Miss Hutchinson, Nimmo, Chesnut,
Hardaway. Wise, Williamson, Miss Moran, Alvis, Purdum, Lybrook, Reiff. Nelson, Fischer, Eades
ITH balconies sagging under the weight
of the many eager spectators, the I 939 Circus, spon-
sored by Alpha Kappa Gamma, began with a bang.
Juniors rushed out to the center of the floor and be-
gan hamm.ering down posts, transforming the gym
into a "Big Tent" in no time at all. They presented
a circus in miniature. Shall we ever forget those
dances or Chubby Heard singing "You Great Big
The Freshmen quickly changed the scene to a
night club for negroes. For the entertainment of their
patrons, seated at tables, they traced dancing styles
all the way from the ancient Indian dances to the
latest steps in jitterbugging!
Another swift change of scene and we were at a
"Gay Nineties" circus, complete with bleachers and
peanut and pop corn barkers. Remember Peggy
Bellus singing "Coming Through the Rye," Alice
Cogburn riding a bicycle, and Sara Cline walking
the tight rope? Honors went to the sophs for the
best stunt of the night.
We were elevated for the last scene, by the
Seniors, high up into "them mountings." We wit-
nessed the feud between the Nortons and the Mc-
Coys, which ended with "Widder Norton's" lover
hanging on the old apple tree. We laughed at
"Izzie" in that miserable blonde wig and "Pappy,'
"Tee " Bowen, in that hat, but we almost collapsed
when "Maury " Mahone came sliding down that
rope in the middle of the feud !
Amid the cheers of the spectators. Ring Master,
Hattie Vaden, crowned Virginia Policy queen of
OLF made quite a hit this year with the fair
damsels of S. T. C. Fall and spring you could find
us anytime "putting" on the green at Longwood.
Winter didn't dampen our spirits one little bit; we
practiced inside ! We organized this year, a Winter
Golf Association, which is thought to be the only one
of its kind in the state. One would never know that
the new golf headquarters was once our bare, unused
locker room. Mr. Carroll Brown, golf professional,
has given us excellent training all the year. Those
tournaments we had were loads of fun, and the prizes
were wonderful. The long spring afternoons on the
green at Longwood are fun to remember — Wentz
and made merry until midnight. A delicious "snack"
was devoured rapidly and then we were off to our
army cots for the night. It seemed that a family of
wasps had selected the third floor for their lodging
place before we did. The wasps almost ran us out,
too. They probably would have succeeded except
for the fact that we were A. A. girls!
We had quite a full athletic program this year.
Besides golf tournaments, we sponsored the annual
inter-class hockey games, archery, basketball, volley
ball, ping-pong, tennis, swimmmg, and baseball tour-
naments. Our varsity basketball games were thrilling
in her golf outfit, Jackie and her special club, Mary
Jane and her blisters.
The A. A. gave the freshmen their introduction
to Longwood in September, and President Dot
Fischer introduced each member of the council to
them. Supper was swell, and it wasn't long before
the new girls joined with us in singing the school
Longwood was the center of attraction again for
the over-night party for the council. We danced
tc/i (o r.-g/if; Courier, Miss Her, Borden, Fischer, Gibs.
Semi-monthly "play nights" have been wonderful
for us who can't shine with a hockey stick but can
really manipulate one of those tricky "pick-up sticks"
on Saturday night. On these nights we played every-
thing from parlor games to volley ball. Those tasty
refreshments sent us to bed with a satisfied feeling
within and a little wish in our hearts for more Satur-
day "play nights."
HE smell of burning leaves, the briskness
of autumn winds brought hockey season once more.
Red-and- White was the triumphant winner in color-
rush and the interclass games.
Marjorie Nimmo was hockey manager, and Ella
Marsh Pilkinton, assistant. From September to
Thanksgiving the hockey field was the scene of
practice and battle. And wasn't Marge a taskmas-
ter! But we thanked her for it when the William
and Mary game was upon us. We won a 34-19
Basketball was the highlight of the winter season,
and Chlotilde Jarman made a competent manager,
with Sara Wade Owen as her assistant. "There
will be general practice at four o'clock and varsity
at five." And practice they did — long and hard,
for the interclass and varsity games. Then on Feb-
ruary ninth we packed the team off to New York
for that most exciting of experiences, the annual trip
to New York. We lost to Hofstrau, but defeated
Panzer, 34 to 12. The schedule included East
Radford, Harrisonburg, and William and Mary.
Sunday afternoons found Helen Seward, Archery
Manager, and Nell Hurt, her assistant, at Long-
wood with their targets, ready for practice. Fun be-
gan with the annual fall tournament, captured by
Tennis was definitely popular, with more girls
than ever entering the fall and spring tournaments.
Shirley Stephens managed the schedules. Martha
Roberts was in charge of volley ball, and managed
the class games the latter part of February.
The swimming season was a credit to the Hi^O
Club and to Peggy Hughes, manager. There was
an interclass meet, and then, in March, the
Telegraphic meet, the biggest event of the year. Of
course Green-and-White and Red-and-White tied,
24-24. Life-saving emblems were awarded during
the year, and water-polo games conducted between
Minor sports weren't so minor this year in the
literal sense of the word, with Helen Mcllwaine
and Helen Wentz in charge. Golf especially had
the limelight, with the Winter Golf Association.
Mr. Carroll Brown gave lessons in a new golf room
in the basement of the school. There were too, ping-
pong, badminton, and baseball.
And always on Saturdays, play-nights, thanks to
Sue Owen — such bridge games we had. From the
most exciting basketball game to the play-night
checker rounds, sports made our year.
First row. Ufl lo right: Jarman,
Hughes, Nimmo, Mcllwaine
SeconJ roIl>, left to right: Sew-
ard, Stephens. Owen, Roberts
We chose Barrie at his best in presenting
"Dear Brutus" for our fall play on November
19. John Pancake, Bob Engle, Keith Eubank,
Lex Allison, and Tedo Savage, from Hamp-
den-Sydney took the male leads. The girls in
the play were Jane McGinnis, Jerry Smith,
Peggy Bellus, Sara Currie, Peggy Watkins,
and Dot Eades.
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
but in ourselves, that we are underlings." As
the play unfolded, we saw this theme develop —
the irrevocable truth that weaknesses of char-
acter account for our failures. If you were given
a second chance, what would you make of your
life? We saw each person, discontent with his
on it, we realized that,
hard and tedious though
they were, those long hours
spent at rehearsals or be-
hind the scenes were
among the most fascinat-
ing we've known at col-
Remember when we
were apprentices — the
weeks of work, the strug-
gles over apprentice plays,
and that dreadful exam-
ination? There were eight departments from which
to choose — costuming, makeup, lighting, acting, stag-
ing, properties, business, and music. The heads of
the departments were Marian Heard, acting; Dell
Warren, staging; Helen Jeffries, lighting; Anna
Maxey, costuming; Myra Smith and Blair Goode,
makeup; Sudie Dunton, properties; Jerry Hatcher,
music; and Mary Walker Mitchell, business. They,
the leaders of the eight departments, and Shirley
Stephens, president of the club; Mary Mahone,
vice-president; Margaret Wright, secretary; Mary
Walker Mitchell, treasurer; and Miss Wheeler
made up the executive board which governed the
Ufl to righl: Currie, Engle. Allison, Eades, Savage, Bellus, Watkins, McGir
lot, go into the shadowy forest on Midsummer's night
and return, no happier than he had gone.
The spring play presented on March first, was
"The Circle," by the modern playwright, Somerset
Maugham. Jane McGinnis was Lady Kitty, di-
vorced wife of Clive Champion-Cheney, played by
Lex Allison. Jean Hatton was Elizabeth, discon-
tented wife of Arnold, played by Keith Eubank.
Elizabeth's lover, with whom she is about to elope,
was Teddy Luton, played by Bob Engle. Anna,
Elizabeth's friend, was played by Peggy Bellus,
Johnny Pancake was Lord Porteus, and the parts
of the maid and butler were played by Alice Leigh
Barham and Alex Jones.
N November seventh came the occasion for
our first appearance m the gowns which were a
symbol of our new and dignified status as Seniors,
formally installed. With this act we accepted our
rank as the leading class in school, and pledged our-
selves to higher aims, a fuller life in the activities on
campus, and an enlightened attitude of leadership
and guidance. Ours was the task of "setting the
Perhaps we didn't come to the full realization
then of the significance and importance of that oc-
casion. We showed outwardly that we were im-
mensely proud of our standing, but down inside did
we fully sense the trust and responsibility that was
given us with the honor? Were we aware of the fact
that somewhere in the student body there were those,
younger and less experienced, who would look up to
us as we had looked to Seniors when we were fresh-
Each of us had chosen "little sisters" who were to
help us during the year in those services which are a
The "Madam" — Officially President
vital part of every Senior's year. They marched
down the aisle with us that night, dressed in white,
carrying our caps. The officers led the way: Jane
Powell, whose "little sister" was Betty Lee Down-
ing; and Eliza Wise, whose "little sister" was
Allene Overbey. Following these were Martha
Meade Hardaway with Yates Carr, and Dorothy
Eades with Elizabeth Carter.
The Officers Led the Way
Mr. Mac was busy with his camera as we took
our seats on the front rows. After we were seated,
Dr. Jarman, dressed in his academic robes, gave the
invocation. Then the seniors arose. While quiet
music was played, each little sister presented the cap
to Dr. Jarman, who placed it on the head of the
kneeling Senior. As one couple left the stage, an-
other entered. After all of the one hundred and
twenty-three had been given their caps, Dr. Jarman
spoke on "The Responsibilities of Being a Senior. "
His talk was one we've remembered during the year,
this year with its fullness of activities, of work, of
V_^ VERYONE, or almost everyone, enjoys
the company of good books but never manages to
read enough or as extensively as she'd like to. It was
for the purpose of encouraging extra-curricular read-
ing and to stimulate creative writing and a more com-
plete mastery of the English language that Beorc Eh
Thorn was founded on our campus in 1935. An
honor society in English, the organization chose for
its name the three Old English rune letters BMP,
to symbolize the quest for literature for which its
members are pledged, and to inspire and discipline
Those who make up our members are stu-
dents who are majoring or minoring in English with
high averages, other students of outstanding ability,
talent, or interest in literary study or
creative writing, and faculty members of
the English Department. Members this
year included Rachael Abernathy, Lois
Barbee, Evelyn Burford, Anita Carring-
ton, Doris Chesnut, Jean Clarke, Thelma
beth Kent, Rachel Kibler, Roberta Latture, John-
nie Lybrook, Martha McCorkle, Mary Mahone,
Ernestine Meacham, Mary Walker Mitchell, Lor-
ana Moomaw, Allene Overbey, Elizabeth Ann
Parker, Frances Pope, Mary Carrington Power,
Jane Powell, Mary Marshall Prosise, Dorothy
Robbins, Dorothy Rollins, Jane Rosenberger,
Martha Anne Saunders, Marion Shelton, Lorraine
Swingle, Lucy Turnbull, Jean Watts, and May
Wertz. The officers are Marian Shelton, president;
Mary Walker Mitchell, vice-president; Thelma
Courtney, secretary; Lois Barbee, treasurer, and
Dorothy Rollins, historian.
We meet once a month to enjoy literature and to
plan programs for the advancement and enjoyment
of good books. Delightful programs are presented,
First ron., Icfl lo right: Howell, Hall,
P,osise, Walls, KenI, Jolliffe, Rollins,
Second row, left to right: Johnson, Swin-
gle, Carrington, Powell, Harden, Mitchell
Third row. left to right: Lybrook. Clark,
McCorkle, Mr. Grainger
Courtney, Carolyn Ford, Mrs. Frances Walmsley
Gee, Louise Hall, Marion Harden, Caroline
Harvey, Marjorie Holt, Virginia Howell, Helen
Jeffries, Anna Johnson, Mary Jane Jolliffe, Eliza-
with members of the society participating. The pro-
grams consist of the reading of creative literary work
and the reading and discussion of current literature.
One of the most interesting discussions this year was
the report of Miss Mary Hiner of John Steinbeck's
latest novel, "Grapes of Wrath," and a summary of
the author's life.
At our February meeting, the members of the so-
ciety criticized and discussed Daphne de Mauner's
"Jamaica Inn," Ellen Glasgow's "Barren Ground,"
and West's "All Passion Spent," and other books
which were being read or had just been read by
various members of the organization.
After a student becomes a member of ^
Beorc Eh Thorn, work for the acquiring of
three higher degrees of membership begins.
Creative writing is submitted to the com-
mittee, and if the work is considered worthy,
it is submitted to the group for a vote.
This year Marian Shelton was granted the
first degree of membership for her short story,
"Her Spirit Lives," which she presented at
the February meeting. She has also written
several short stories, poems, and essays :
"Solved by Dust," "Quick Work," "A
of his life and works as found in "The Recognition
of Robert Frost," and Allene Overbey reviewed his
poem, "Snow," to illustrate the criticisms. However,
we learned in January that Mr. Frost was seriously
ill and would be forced to cancel the engagement.
Beorc Eh Thorn recognizes not only the literary
achievements of students but gives its support to the
publication of the college magazine, offering prizes
at the end of each year for the best poem, short story.
Firii row. left lo right: Barbee, Pope,
Abernalhy. Kibler, Overbey
Second run., /e/l lo right: Courtney, Ros-
enberger, Mahone, Harvey, Weriz
Snowy Evening," "Paul," and "Dust." Mary
Walker Mitchell and Mary Mahone also received
the first degree of membership for creative work done
for the "Colonnade" and "Rotunda." Helen Reiff
and Marian Harden, former members, received the
first degree of membership for their creative writing.
When it was learned that Robert Frost, the
modern American poet, was to come to our campus
under Beorc Eh Thorn sponsorship, we centered a
program on his life and literary works. Thelma
Courtney summarized the criticisms and discussions
and essay published in the magazine. Last year
Kitty Roberts won the poetry prize for her poem,
"Let No Bird Call"; Margaret Black won the essay
contest for her "Letters From Abroad," and the
short story prize went to Harriet Cantrell for "Police
Call." Each girl received a five-dollar prize.
For its big annual event Beorc Eh Thorn sponsors
the visit of an outstanding literary personality to the
campus. Under its auspices Nancy Byrd Turner,
John Erskine, Richard Haliburton, and Dr. James
McBryde have visited Farmville and enriched our lit-
erary experience greatly by their messages.
E thought the day would never come!
The traditional date — Monday before Thanksgiv-
ing — was cancelled when we saw that a drizzling
rain was not going to abate. Finally it came — a day
that brought glory for Red and White. An excited
mob, a moment of tense silence — and then trium-
phant red-and-white from the Rotunda, Old Library,
Student and Senior Buildings. All of us Hocked to
the front lawn after lunch, and the cheers for Red
and White and Green and White were loud and
long. When the bell rang for the runners to begin,
the halls were clear of traffic. For the Sophomores,
Mickey Beck, Dot Johnson, and Nancy Dupuy ran.
Representing the Freshmen were Frances Parham
and Mary Frances Bowles. Runners for the Seniors
were Chlotilde Jarman and Essie Millner, and for
the Junior class Rosa Courter and Marion Wor-
Although Red and White carried the day, the
Juniors held up their end. Junior Building was
decked in the "Odd's" colors. There were excited
squeals as we raced from one buildmg to another,
anxious to see who came m ahead at each one. Our
toes were stepped on, our shms smashed, but we
didn't feel a thing. We were numb with excitement.
Everyone gathered at the hockey field that after-
noon to watch the Seniors and Juniors, and the
Sophomores and Freshmen battle it out. The Seniors
scored a triumph — 2-0, and the Sophomores de-
feated the Freshmen. Rat caps were the fashion be-
tween Thanksgiving and Christmas.
That night we watched the Seniors celebrate their
victories: a triumphant march downtown, and their
colors draped high on Shannon's awnings. (That's
what all the shouting and singing was about.)
It was Red and White's hour of glory.
'WO tasks challenged us. First, there was
the duty of reviving the spirit of our Honor Code for
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Then, we re-
solved to impart to the mcommg class our new mter-
pretation of the most vital part of Student Govern-
ment. It was our vision to instill into the hearts of the
and rights of campus dress. At Thanksgivmg season,
all the Freshmen and Sophomores were mvited to
gather 'round a roarmg fire in Student Building
Lounge, for a short Thanksgivmg Peace Service.
For the winter, we planned a week of Religious
Emphasis, with speakers at Chapel hour from Roa-
SlmJing. hfl lo right : Clii
Silting, left to right, back
Turnbull, Wood, Ayers, Parks, Brown
Left to right, front row: Nelson, Shannor
Wertz, Overbey. Harvey
w: Engleby, Rosebro, Wii
d, Wrighl, Roberls
Freshman class, as well as the other classes, a respect
and reverence for the Honor Code — a respect and
reverence never known before.
We presented two features for the Freshmen: a
play, "Honor Bright," in October; and, in Nov-
ember a fashion show, which revealed the wrongs
noke and Richmond. The candy-selling was re-
newed, and we persuaded everyone to save tinfoil
for our orphanage project.
In May we had our annual picnic. There was
much to review — the things we had done, and those
we'd left undone. All in all, we were satisfied.
lied, left to
lith, Jennings, ex-officio, Hillsman, Hall. Palmer
ndlng. left 1
rs. Folk. Turnbull, counselor. Elletl, McDaniel,
'HE night we gave Sing we were at our
best. One would never have guessed that "Ebo,"
with her wicked water gun, was head of the Com-
mission, or that the Indians in their war paint were
sane and sensible commission members.
The Sophomore Commission helped us make our
plans, and Lucy Turnbull was appointed Freshman
Counselor to guide us in our work. Ellen Ebel was
elected chairman and the following were officers:
Ruth Palmer, secretary ; Eleanor Folk, treasurer and
morning watch chairman; Jerry Smith, devotional
leader; Jean Hall, publicity manager; and Nancy
Saunders, Rotunda column. Other members were
Eliza McDaniel, Ann Moore, Kitty Price, May
Bartlett, Hallie Hillsman, and Ann EUett. Betsy
Jennmgs was ex-officio member. We planned to meet
once a week, on Monday night at nine-thirty.
Selling candy was the first of our projects, and
then we sold writmg paper for the benefit of the
country school children. And such industrious sales-
women we were !
Naturally, there are many questions which per-
plex Freshmen, and many doubts as to the right and
wrong. The Commission, therefore, gave to its class
a spirit of confidence and assurance, by its leadership
in all that is elevating. Because of the necessity for
unity in the class, we endeavored to bring each girl
into closer fellowship with the other members of the
class, and to insure the participation of everyone in
the class and school activities. Of course, at times
such as Rat Week, we needed no incentive in matters
of unity of participation!
Then there were gay hours. We invited the Soph-
omore Commission to our picnic at Longwood. We
burnt our hot dogs over the fire and drank scalding
hot chocolate and sang "It Was Sad." At exam
time we were inspired with the Christmas spirit and
sang carols from Senior Building to Student.
Morning Watch, held after breakfast in Student
Building Lounge, was our special trust. Simple, yet
genuine in its simplicity, it was a means of starting
Sunday in quiet meditation and reverence. On week
nights we kept Quiet while Prayers were held m the
Auditorium, and, then, one week, we had charge of
Prayers. At Christmas we helped the "Y" with the
Hanging of the Green.
Open Forum Meetings were held once a month,
at which time we suggested improvements, some re-
markable. Gerry, of course, wanted to launch the
project of a telephone m each room and it took all
eleven of us to dampen her enthusiasm.
Longwood was the scene of much fun and food
when we went out with the Sophomore Commission
in the fall and again in the spring, when we hiked
out and had our picnic. There was much in our
minds to review — the Monday night meetings, with
Lucy our only refuge — the successes, the blunders,
the alternate joys and let-downs. All said, it was
worth our efforts.
Seated, left to righl: Allen Davis, Scoll, Nelson, Ford, Fe
Woodall, Price. Clark, Swift, Hum, West, Courtney
Slamling. hfl to right: Chapman. Miss Rice. Boothe
Lltenger, Watts. Saunders. Hutchii
E'VE worked this year to interest stu-
dents in Latin, not only those who are taking Latin
classes but those who are not, as well. We try to
prepare our members for membership later on in
Sigma Pi Rho.
We've had meetings once each month, and our
president, Elizabeth West, has been a capable
leader. Emil Ellis was responsible for keeping the
minutes of each meeting and for keeping our money.
At each meeting we had a program, which was pre-
pared by our vice-president, Arlene Hunt. All our
programs this year have been interesting and helpful
discussions on the ancient Romans. We learned
stories of Roman life, read Latin mottos, looked up
the derivations of words and found their meaning.
We had lots of fun last winter playing Latin games.
They'll be useful when we are teaching out in the
country a year or two from now.
Members this year included the following: Nancy
Allen, Martha Anderson, Eleanor Boothe, Dotty
Chapman, Thelma Courtney, Mane Davis, Sally
Dunlap, Emil Ellis, Marjorie Felts, Carolyn
Ford, Arlene Hunt, Emma Hutchinson, Ernestine
Meacham, Ann Price, Ellen Scott, Mrs. Warren,
Elizabeth West, and Violet Woodall.
"Lovely to Look At — Delightful to Know"
HE year has been full of glorious times,
and Senior Dance was a never-to-be-forgotten event
in our year. Nothing could have brought home to us
more fully the realization that we were Seniors than
receiving at our own dance. Every year there had
been long hours of Production practice — grueling
times we thought we'd never miss. Now, too quickly
to seem possible our Production was replaced by
The date was December second, and Roy Hicks,
whom we had for Fall Cotillion, played. The gym
was looking its festive best, with rows of stiff crepe
paper overhead and red and white colors from the
balcony. Jitterbug figures in immense profile mim-
icked us from the walls.
Dr. Jarman, Miss Virginia Bedford, Mrs. War-
ren, and the Class officers composed the receiving
line. The programs were unique Senior caps in red
and white, complete with details for our memory
books — date, music, our officers, and the committee
Kitty Roberts, honorary member of the Class and
leader of the figure, appeared that afternoon with no
date. We were frantic for a while, but she outwitted
us in the end with an escort more than worthy of the
occasion. Jane Powell, president of our Class, and
her escort were assistant leaders.
The orchestra played soft music, and we formed
the traditional figure, this year a '40. After the for-
mation there was a no-break dance in our honor. By
that time we were very much aware of the sig-
nificance of the night — too much so!
Why do we always save the compliments for last?
The committees were of course responsible for the
success of the evening. Elizabeth Kent was chair-
man, and the following girls assisted her: Essie
Millner, dance committee; Anne Billups, Sue Owen,
and Chlotilde Jarman, decoration committee; Sara
Keesee, figure; Phyl Schlobohm, publicity; Ruby
Adams and Katherine Wood, tickets; and Marjorie
The End Draws Nigh!
E'VE done important things this year
— there've been trips, near and far, and successful
programs we're justly proud of. The following
groups compose our organization: the Senior Choir,
Senior and Junior A'Cappella Choirs, Senior and
Intermediate Quartettes, and the Choral Club. Com-
plex? Sometimes we wonder how Mr. Strick
manages . . .
The officers of the college choir are Jane Hardy,
freda Strick, Jean Moyer, Ruth Winstead, Susie
Pearl Crocker, Jane Hardy. We sang first in the
Farmville Methodist Church in November, and
followed this by a program in Chase City in the
Methodist Church. Also, a program was presented
in December at the principals' meeting, and the an-
nual Christmas concert was given in the Auditorium.
The Junior A'Cappella Choir, which has worked
in collaboration with the Senior A'Cappella, is com-
College Choir and Choral Club
president; Laura Nell Crawley, vice-president;
Bernice Copley, secretary; Ruth Winstead, treas-
urer. Elsye Berry Yates was director of the Senior
A'Cappella Choir, and the following were members:
sopranos: Carroll Costello, Irene Alderman, Mary
Sue Simmons, Helen Reiff, Margaret Ann Fore-
man, Virginia Richards, Antoinette Dew; mezzos:
Laura Nell Crawley, Forrestine Whitaker, Mary
Marshall Prosise, Virginia Barksdale; altos: Al-
posed of the following girls: Virginia Richards,
director; Mildred Morris, Evelyn Pankey, Thelma
Hunt, Mary Mauney, Anne Lee Gardner, Evelyn
Krenning, Betsy Jennings, Ashley Bell Hannah,
Katherine Burge, Baylis Kunz, Mabel Garland,
Dons Smith, Anne Brooks, Terry Buyers, Louisa
Sanford, Polly Hughes, and Mary Haymes.
Virginia Richards also directed the Senior Quar-
tette. Other members were the following: first so-
prano, Carroll Costello; second soprano, Laura Nell
Crawley; first altos, Jane Hardy and Elsye Berry
Yates; second alto, Jean Moyer; pianist, Carroll
Averitt. As the principal selections for the year's
work the quartette chose "Annie Laurie," "All
Through the Night," "Gloria Patri," "Prayer"
from "Hansel and Gretel," and "I Heard the Voice
of Jesus Say.
The Intermediate Quartette is composed of the
following girls: Margaret Anne Foreman, Betsy
bers with the following officers: Elsye Berry Yates,
president; Virginia Richards, secretary; Martha
Whelchel, treasurer. Its work consists of the training
of young voices for later membership in the choir,
and the whole-hearted support of all activities of the
One of the major events of the year was the pre-
sentation of two programs in Lynchburg on February
25, by the choir. Senior and Junior A'Cappellas, and
the Senior and Junior Quartettes. A morning service
Scaled, left lo right: Relff, Winstead, Copley, Cralle,
SlanJing. left la right: Richards, Whitaker, Harry
Jennings, Beulah Ettenger, Susie Pearl Crocker, and
accompanist, Irene Alderman. Virginia Barksdale
was our director. Our repertoire consisted of these
selections: "Three Little Princesses," "By Bende-
meer's Stream," "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton,"
Tschaikowsky's "Legend," "Hear My Prayer,"
and "Bonnie Doon."
The Choral Club is composed of forty-nine mem-
was held at Memorial Methodist Church. The pro-
grams included, "Praise Ye the Father" by the
Senior Quartette, "Hear My Prayer" by the Inter-
mediate Quartette, "Tantum Ergo" by the Junior
A'Cappella, "Jehovah, I Will Praise Thee" by the
Junior and Senior A'Cappellas, which were also
given in the evening performance.
On March 29, the Duke University and the
Seated, left to right: Prosise, Rich-
ards, Winstead, Yales, Moycr.
StanJinS. left to right: Barksdale,
Foreman, Strict, Cralle, Whil-
North Carolina University Glee Clubs arrived to
participate with us in our annual Spring Concert,
which was presented in the school auditorium. Mr.
J. E. Toms, Mr. J. Foster Barnes, and Mr. Alfred
Stride directed the choirs in a presentation of "The
Holy City." A mass rehearsal in the afternoon, a
reception in Student Building Lounge following the
concert, climaxed the year's achievements.
r„nt row, left to right: Whilaker, Burge,
i^ankey, Mayes, Jennings, Krenning,
Mauney, Sanford, Boggs, Morris, Pro-
Back row, left to right: Carringlon. Hall,
Buchannan, Kunz, Bowles, Uwis,
Haymes, Buyers, Gardner
E really felt as if we were in the great
out-of-doors last fall at Cotillion — even if we were
still in the same old gym ! The fall panorama por-
trayed on the four walls by the members of Gamma
Psi was responsible for the illusion. There were large
orange pumpkins nestled among huge shocks of corn
with the beautiful moon beammg on it all. 'Twas a
beautiful sight to behold.
At Christmas time we worked on toys for the poor
children in the community. We made all kinds of
meetings m order to progress more rapidly in our
work. And such a puzzle it was, figuring the best
way to make the rmgs or the most suitable size for
the leather pocketbooks. There were all manner of
projects — pictures, wastepaper baskets, book-ends,
leather bags — a variety of novel ideas for handiwork.
The greatest danger was always wasting the ma-
terial, and this we managed to do only too often, in
trial attempts to imitate our pattern. Usually we
managed without a struggle, though, and devised
SlanJing, left to right: J
Rollins, Miss Booton, Kent.
Silting, left to right: Courter,
cunning animals — pigs, elephants, bunnies, and
bears. The Girl Scouts collected our finished prod-
ucts and took them to the welfare department,
which distributed them to the needy and deserving
The decorations for Spring Cotillion were the
most attractive yet ! We went tropical for that night,
at least. We really felt that we were right in the
Hawaiian Islands. It was spring. There were flow-
ers, palm trees swaying in the breeze, heavenly music,
a boy, a girl, and a tropical moon! It was wonderful.
Why don't we all go there some day anyway ?
At certain times throughout the year we planned
clever Christmas gifts for friends.
In the spring, too, we had an exhibit of the works
of Marion Junkin, the talented professor of art at
William and Mary College. We felt quite honored
to have his exhibit at our school. On several other
occasions we exhibited work from out - of - town
schools on the walls of the old Library.
Perrye Smith was our president this year ; Chlotilde
Jarman, vice-president; Dorothy Rollins, secretary;
and Sue Owen, treasurer.
Members this year included the following : Perrye
Smith, Chlotilde Jarman, Dorothy Rollins, Sue
Owen, Rosa Courier, Elizabeth Kent, Patsy
Fletcher, Blair Goode, Mildred Morris, Lillian Ger-
man, Phil Schlobohm, Anne Turner, Catherine
Radspinner, Elizabeth Ann Parker, and Harriet
■ O week-ends cause more thrill or excite-
ment than those of Cotillion dances. The very name
is synonymous with the smoothest music, the smooth-
est date, and the smoothest dancing. Shannons and
its happy throngs, the Rotunda with its mass of
dates, the gym transfigured by the gayest of color-
ing — all go into making Cotillion a memorable time.
Virginia Policy presided over the meetings, held
in the little auditorium once a month. Mr. McCorkle
was adviser; Virginia Lee Pettis, leader; Essie
Millner, business manager; and Anne BiUups, sec-
retary-treasurer. Membership mounted this year to
include two hundred fifty girls.
Fall Cotillion came on November 1 1 this year,
and Roy Hicks and his orchestra played. The music
committee included Essie Millner, chairman; Elsye
Berry Yates, Frances Ellett, and Helen Wentz. The
Jumpin' Jive, sophisticated swing music, harvest
scenes on the walls — all were characteristic of the
On May 1 3 our three days of fun began, when
the new girls, in unbearable clothes and foolish acces-
sories, discovered the tortures of "Goat Week."
Every day they paraded for us, and caused squeals
of laughter from Student to Senior Buildings. The
last day brought the final initiation at Longwood, on
the spring picnic.
In April, after many call meetings and frantic last-
minute decisions on the part of the committee, we set
the date of Spring Cotillion for May 18. Gamma
Psi decorated the gym in a unique Hawaiian Scheme,
and we had a figure, all members and dates taking
part. The tea dance, as well as the night dance,
lived up to our every hope for the perfect good time
of the year.
Seated, left to right: Mil
Peltls, Mr. McCorkle, PoUey, Billups
-EALLY, we were completely ignored those first riotous days. A
meeting had to be called by each hall president restoring authority to the Council
and peace to the halls. We delivered our little sermons — no parties during study
hour, no radios after eleven, no baths about midnight — and sent everyone home
with the warning that three calldowns meant campus.
The first black mark went up when Clyde found May Wertz calmly nail-
ing the shoe bags on her door in the small hours. There were many more after
that — even Marge couldn't conceal a campus slip with three calldowns marked
on it. After Christmas the penalty was changed to campus for two calldowns
Such a struggle it was then to talk our way out of the second black mark. It was worth it, though, when it
meant a week-end at Virginia, or Fancy Dress.
We were twenty-five strong — president, Marjorie Nimmo; vice-president, Frances Ellett; secretary,
Esther Atkinson; hall presidents: Clyde Saunders, Martha Roberts, Margaret Franklin, Evelyn Panky, Jo
Ware, Fredna Armfield, Polly Hughes, Jane Engleby, Polly Keller, Mildred Morris, Agnes Barlow, Jean
Watts, Myra Smith, Virginia Howell, Shirley McCalley, Anita Carrington, Boonie Stevenson, Helen Wentz,
Nancy Moss, Kaki Peery, Katherine Hawthorne, Ruth Shumate, Frances Raiford.
We resolved at the beginning of the year not to make our attitude policeman-like, but rather to help those
who want to study. Our purpose has been the maintenance of dignity and order in the halls of the school at
Siitlng, left (0 right: Armfield; Hawlhorne; Smith; Ni)
Standing, left to right.- Shumate, Pankey, Raiford
president; Moss; Keller; Engleby
Sluing, left to right: McCalley,
Roberts, Wentz. Ellett, Watts.
Standing, left to right: Carring-
ton, Morris, Peery
night. We met every other Monday night at ten
o'clock to thrash out problems which had arisen dur-
ing the week. And then, after Christmas, we broke
the January lull with a New Year's party in the
Action began at 1 :30 every night. We patrolled
halls, cut out lights, broke up bull sessions, and tried
to find out who sang "Indian Love Call" in the bath-
tub nightly. Of course, there were inducements — we
were bribed regularly with chocolate cake or toast or
coffee (made in Mickey Beck's prized percolator).
And at times, we all but lost our dignity at the
transformations caused by one gentle rap on a door
— general scurrying about, and then suspicious si-
lence. There'd be legs protruding from dresses in
closets, queer noises from under the bed, and then
Alice Cogburn's unmistakable giggle. Even Marge
was floored when she was mspecting a noisy hall one
night, and found a girl calmly dealing four hands of
cards — she explained that she was playing solitaire.
During exams, one calldown meant campus, and
this rule took its toll in December. Third-floor Stu-
dent had little to look forward to after the holidays
— nineteen stayed on campus for a week or two.
And then there came a night when even the hall
president and the whole council admitted defeat.
Trudie (Miss Cogbill's Color Rush) Hale was the
first on the scene when her neighbors across the hall
were locked in their room. She pranced into Jo's
room and with characteristic outbursts explained the
predicament. When a hairpin and a nailfile failed,
Jo ran for Mr. Reid, and Trudie, unable to restrain
herself any longer, stacked up trunks and squeezed
through the transom. Mr. Reid could do nothing
with the stubborn lock and the screaming girls; he
sent for Mr. Graham in desperation. . . . About
eleven-thirty, Mr. Reid and Mr. Graham, weary
with the struggle and surrounded by all of Annex,
pushed in the door, while Trudie screamed wild
directions from the transom.
There were other peculiar circumstances which
called for all the tact and patience a hall president
could muster: the "fire" on Annex one night, the
mice scare on third floor Student, the night someone
invaded Junior Building.
Such is the life of a hall president!
Lcfl lo right: Hall, Moyer. Holt, Kibler. Mitchell
UR main purpose this year has been to in-
still within the heart of each member a love for learn-
ing by association with those who have won high
scholastic honor and who are striving each day to
maintain their standard.
In January, we conducted our book exchange. Be-
lieve me — plenty of exchanging and figuring went
on. One would really think that no mathematics was
taught in this school from the way some girls ponder
over how much 1 3 of $2.50 would be. To the
student who has searched from Annex to Cunning-
ham for a copy of "Educational Psychology," the
Alpha Phi Sigma Book Exchange looks like an oasis
in a desert.
Jean Moyer has made a fine president of Alpha
Phi Sigma this year. We have accomplished much
under her guidance. Our vice-president, Marjorie
Holt, has been a help to Jean and to all of us.
Rachel Kibler, our recording secretary, has kept an
accurate account of all the "domgs" of this year.
Louise Holt, correspondmg secretary, has kept all
our correspondence up to date. Our money has been
in safe keeping with our treasurer, Mary Walker
Mitchell. Miss Draper has been present to help us
when we needed her.
Freshmen with excellent scholastic ratings in high
school who wish to maintain them in college, are
eligible for membership in Alpha Phi Sigma. Upper
classmen with an average of B are entitled to mem-
bership. To remain one of the group, however, an
average of B must be maintained. There are three
degrees of membership in the fraternity. Those who
are taken in as Freshmen, on their record in high
school, are given the novice degree. This is the low-
est of the three degrees. If, after remaining in college
awhile, the member makes an average of B on all her
work, she may be accorded the apprentice degree.
The highest honor that can come to a member of
Alpha Phi Sigma is to receive her Master's degree.
This year we had nine girls who achieved this goal.
They are Marie Allen, Marion Harden, Marjorie
Holt, Rosemary Howell, Martha McCorkle, Lor-
ana Moomaw, Jean Moyer, Jane Powell, and Jane
Those in the apprentice group are Lillian Agnew,
Elva Andrews, Alice Leigh Barham, May Bartlett,
Nancy Goode Bland, Marie Brickett, Geneva
Grace Brogan, Anita Carrington, Doris Chesnut,
Sara Cline, Josie Lee Cogsdale, Marguerite Cos-
tello, Marie Davis, Caroline Eason, Anne Elliot,
Jane Engleby, Beulah Ettenger, Patsy Fletcher,
Carolyn Ford, Virginia Fowlkes, Anna George, Lis
Geyer, Louise Hall, Helen Hardy, Winifred Har-
rell, Hallie Hillsman, Mary Louise Holland, Vir-
Jean Watts, Betty Webb, Helen Wentz, May
Wertz, Martha Whelchel, Elizabeth Wilkinson,
Daphne Williams, Isabel Williamson, Mary Will-
son, Katherine Wood, Margaret Wright, and Wini-
Those in the novice group are Anne Benton,
Brookie Benton, Josephine Brumfield, Dorothy
Davis, Barbara Drewry, Texie Belle Felts, Eliza-
beth Garrett, Coralee Gilliam, Emma Hutchinson,
Elva Kibler, Juanita Leftwich, Ruth Palmer, Char-
lotte Persinger, Anne Price, Rosalie Rogers, Sarah
Sibold, Olivia Stephenson, Evelyn Thorington,
Peggy Watkins, and Roberta Wheeler.
The Book Exchange
ginia Howell, Frances Hughes, Peggy Hughes,
Dorothy Johnson, Mary Jane Jolliffe, Rebecca Jones,
Sara Keesee, Rachel Kibler, Roberta Latture, Mar-
garet Lovins, Barbara McCaskill, Mary Hille Mc-
Coy, Susan Marshall, Ernestine Meacham, Dorothy
Menefee, Mary Walker Mitchell, Susie Moore,
Mildred Morris, Allene Overbey, Frances Patterson,
Frances Pope, Mary Marshall Prosise, Ruth Lea
Purdum, Cottie Radspinner, Eva Rhodes, Virginia
Richards, Martha Roberts, Jane Sanford, Martha
Saunders, Nancy Saunders, Nancy Saville, Helen
Seward, Marion Shelton, Virginia Louise Smith,
Mamie Snow, Lorraine Swingle, Lucy Turnbull,
UR biggest thrill of the year was having
Lorana Moomaw, president of Virginia Alpha
Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, honorary forensic fra-
ternity, elected a delegate from the South Atlantic
Province to the 1940 Pi Kappa Delta Student
Assembly. The assembly, which is a part of the
National Pi Kappa Delta Convention held at Knox-
ville, Tennessee, this year, is a student gathering,
patterned somewhat after our state and federal legis-
lature. The assembly held its meetings in the Court
House at Knoxville. The members consisted of
seventy-two delegates. This convention is held every
tv^fo years, and this is the second year that Lorana has
represented Farmville. She attended the convention
which was held in Topeka, Kansas, her sophomore
Assisting Lorana Moomaw, our president this
year, was Marie Allen, our vice-president, who has
been a very successful debator. We've been proud
to claim Jack Cock as our secretary and Elizabeth
Ann Parker as our treasurer. Elizabeth Ann repre-
sented us as orator at the National Convention. Dr.
James E. Walmsley, our beloved faculty adviser,
has never seemed to tire of helping us nor of impart-
ing to us some of his knowledge, gained through
years of experience with forensic activities.
were issued bids to the Virginia Alpha Chapter of
Pi Kappa Delta, in recognition of their outstanding
activities in debating this year.
Audrey Claypoole and Phyllis Godwin repre-
sented Missouri on the affirmative side that night, and
Marie Allen and Frances Keck upheld Farmville's
interest on the negative. The question for discussion
was the National Pi Kappa Delta question: "Re-
solved: That the United States Should Follow a
Policy of Strict Isolation (Economic and Military)
Toward All Nations Outside the Western Hem-
isphere Engaged in Armed, International, or Civil
Conflict." We had a wonderful time listening to all
the arguments and the quick comebacks by both
Left to right: A. Cock, J. Cock, Parker, Moomaw, Dr. Walmsley,
On February 13, Dr. Forrest Rose, National
president of Pi Kappa Delta, accompanied to Farm-
ville the debating team of the Missouri State Teach-
ers College. The debate between this team and our
own was the second intercollegiate debate we had
had at Farmville this year. We felt proud and hon-
ored to have the National President with us on our
It was after this event that Miss Mary Nichols,
coach of the debate team, and Frances Keck, a
junior transfer from Averett College in Danville,
HE trip to Rock Hill, South Carolina,
last fall was indeed a wonderful experience. We
went to attend the Dixie Tournament, which was
held in Winthrop College, a quaint old Southern
school for girls. Farmville was represented by Marie
Allen, Elizabeth Ann Parker, Frances Keck, and
Anne Cock. There were two hundred and thirty
participants in the tournament. We literally held our
breath while the judges were making the decision. It
seemed as if they would never come to any definite
conclusion. The suspense was awful, and the only
things we could think of were the things we had done
wrong! We were practically complete "wrecks"
when the judges finally came forward to announce
the winners. Our hearts stood still — we listened, and
Farmville came out in the upper half!
We did many things other than debating. There
were numerous contests open to the students: poetry,
reading, impromptu talks, and after dmner speeches.
We were very happy and proud, too, when we
placed high in these contests. The tournament was
fun, and the trip down and back was wonderful. The
Carolinas are really as beautiful as the books de-
Our schedule this year was quite full. Some of
our opponents gave us stiff competition. In the winter,
we were very much elated when we defeated the
Randolph-Macon boys from Ashland. Jack Cock
was responsible for bringing us this honor.
While the National President of Pi Kappa Delta
was here last winter, we debated the team from
Southeast Missouri. This was a particularly interest-
ing debate, and it ended in a non-decision.
In the spring here at Farmville we debated West-
hampton College, Emory University, Lynchburg
College, and Averett College.
Delegates were sent to the South Atlantic For-
ensic Tournament at Raleigh. Our season was cli-
maxed by the biggest thing of the year, the Grand
Eastern Tournament. We sent our best to represent
Marie Allen served this year as president of the
Debate Club; Elizabeth Ann Parker, vice-president;
Anne Cock, secretary; Marguerite Russ, Treasurer;
and Lorana Moomaw, counselor. Members this
year included Marie Allen, Geraldine Beckner,
Imogen Claytor, Anne Cock, Jack Cock, Thelma
Courtney, Helen DeLong, Eleanor Folk, Virginia
Howell, Frances Keck, Lorana Moomaw, Caralie
Nelson, Elizabeth Ann Parker, Gladys Rash, Mar-
guerite Russ, Elizabeth Scales, and Harriet Walker.
Back row. left (o right: Parker,
Nelson. Courtney. Walker,
Scales, J. Cock.
Front rom, left to right: A.
Cock. Allen, Miss Nichols,
Dr. Walmsley, Mo
Standing, left to right: Powell,
McCorkle, Alvis, Power
Sealed, lejl io right: Harden.
Carringlon, Burford, Billups.
Ettinger, Rosenberger, Jeffries
Sitting, left to right: Rollins,
Purdum, P. Smith, Courtney,
Clark, V. Smith
Standing, left to right: Nelson,
♦_^ V'NOWLEDGE, duty, and power de-
scribe the meaning of the educational ideal. Mem-
bers of Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in Educa-
tion, strive to live up to this ideal.
Ann Billups served as our president this year. She
was assisted by Mr, Coyner, our vice-president. Min-
utes were kept in perfect order by our secretary,
Beulah Ettenger, and our dues collected by our
treasurer, Evelyn Burford. Rosemary Howell served
as reporter, and Miss Camper as counselor.
Student members included the following: Frances
Alvis, Lois Barbee, Alice Leigh Barham, Anne
Billups, Evelyn Burford, Anita Carrington, Jean
Clark, Dons Chesnut, Josie Lee Cogsdale, Thelma
Courtney, Beulah Ettenger, Frances Gee, Ollie
Graham Gilchrist, Marion Harden, Mildred Harry,
Dorothy Maxine Hawks, Rosemary Howell, Helen
Jefferies, Mrs. Elizabeth Loving, Martha McCorkle,
Mary Hille McCoy, Anna Maxey, Jennie Meggs,
Mary Walker Mitchell, Lorana Moomaw, Jean
Moyer, Caralie Nelson, Jane Powell, Mary Car-
rington Power, Mrs. Pullin, Ruth Lea Purdum,
Dorothy Rollins, Jane Rosenberger, Marion Shel-
ton, Perrye Smith, Virginia Louise Smith, Mary
Glenn Taylor, Jean Watts, Elizabeth West, and
ALL brought us all together again for
our first meeting of the new session. It was a most
interesting meeting; we had Miss Grace Moran to
talk to us about her trip abroad during
this past summer. Since the Association
of Childhood Education is interested pri-
marily in the educating of children, she
told us about the school systems as she
found them in other countries. We learned
much at this meeting and left vowing to
ourselves that we would go abroad — some
day, some way.
The A.C.E. is a national organization
for nursery school, kindergarten, and pri-
mary grade teachers. It offers to all lovers
of little children an opportunity to increase
professional knowledge and resourcefulness in teach-
In January, Miss Haynes, our adviser, talked to
us on the different types of child literature. She dem-
onstrated to us some of the ways in which the
poems and stories should be presented to children.
In February, Miss Hutchinson, one of our own
graduates who teaches now in the Training School,
gave us some fine points on the teacher's place in the
community. It was a vital subject to us, for we all
leave in a little while to take our places in the com-
We shall never forget how thrilled we were to
have Miss Mix back as our guest speaker at our ban-
quet in March. Miss Mix was always deeply inter-
ested in the activities of the A.C.E. when she was
here at Farmville. She was for many years our ad-
Margaret Carr made a very successful president
this year. Nancy Moss, our vice-president, has been
a great help to us; Janelle Shelor has kept our min-
utes, and Jane Hardy has managed our money.
Leii to right: Ca
ITH eight sororities on our campus,
the Pan- Hellenic Council musters all its tact and m-
itiative to keep peace in its families. Eliza Wise was
president this year and the following girls were of-
ficers: Shirley Stephens, Alice Leigh Barham, Do-
rothy Eades, Faye Brandon, Rosa Courter, Louisa
Stephenson, and Virginia Policy. Miss Carolyn
Cogbill was adviser.
At the beginning of the year the phrase "rush rules"
is always a painful subject, and to those unfamiliar
with the rushing system it seems trying and useless.
The little technicalities — no spending the night, no
riding, no "wining and dming" with new girls —
cause much criticism and rebellion. But harsh as
they may seem, there is method in the madness of it.
The elaborate restrictions are the result of years of
experimentations with the sororities, and these rules
have a purpose. And that purpose is the affording of
an equal chance for every sorority in the matter of
rushing. Imagine the rank abandon of rushing, you
who've chafed under the strain, if there were no
rules. Rush rules eliminate favoritism and unbal-
anced attitudes during the rush season. We even had
a watchword: "When in doubt, run to Liza."
And such merry mixups it does cause. We've
feasted on Freshmen's food, and then seemingly dis-
played our rudeness by not returning the invitation.
Weekends, though, caused the worst complications,
and ended with our dates muttering curses under
their breath about the folly of women in general.
The Heads of the chapters who were representa-
tives were Isabel Williamson, Jane Powell, Vir-
ginia Lee Pettis, Nancy Moss, Elizabeth Kent,
Marguerite Costello, Mildred Harry, Marjorie
Holt. Then, the alternatives were Martha Whel-
chel, Esther Atkinson, Elizabeth Ann Parker, Mar-
garet Carr, Frances Pritchett, Mary Walker Mit-
chell, Sue Marshall, and Nan Duer.
Sometimes competition becomes too keen, and
there've been chips on shoulders. This year our
sporting blood forgot its prejudices, and a common
^n A a ^1
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Silling, Icfl lo righl: Harry,
Courier, Wise, Powell
SlanJing. left lo righl: Mar-
shall, Whelchel, Duer, Pol-
ley, Pellis, Moss, Stephenson,
First ron.. left to right: Bran-
don, Parker, Williamson,
Second ron,.lcft la right: Prilch-
elt, Mitchell, Carr. Kent,
Third row. left to right: Alkin-
band engulfed us, as eight sister-soronties instead
of eight rival groups. We found that there were such
things as wonderful inter-sorority companionships.
Best friends haven't been just "sisters" — we've
broadened our narrow scope. And with many con-
tacts has come a new conception of the phrase
"friends we have known."
Open Pan-hel meetings are held each year, and
help to straighten out those minor details that always
cause call-downs. The first one was held in October
in the small auditorium. "Boo" Barham and Eliza-
beth Kent wrote a skit to present and clarify those
difficult situations that happen to the best of us. Faye
Brandon, the director, made a fatal mistake when
she had a real cake on the stage. For a few seconds
we thought there'd be no play while the players
wrangled over the biggest slice.
About the second week in January we went on
an immense cleaning orgy. Such dusting and redec-
orating and shopping occur only once a year —
we'll warrant the chapter rooms are never again as
shining-clean as they were the Monday rushing be-
gan. Winter rushing lasted from January fifteenth
through January nineteenth. We played records and
pored over scrap-books and in private went through
a little torture. Friday night was the climax when
the rushees signed their bids at six forty-five. Nine-
ty girls were rushed, and from this number eighty-
five were pledged.
Our dance came on February twenty-fourth
(along with Pi K A parties and V. M. I. mid-win-
ters). Each sorority issues invitations to twenty-five
girls who attend the dance as stags. It would have
taken a Greek Scholar to decipher the mammoth
Greek seals and letters (slightly unbalanced in pro-
portion) that decorated the walls of the gym. Jimmy
Cannon's orchestra played for the dancing.
The handsome placque bought this year begins
another academic contest between sororities. At the
end of each quarter the name of the sorority with the
highest scholastic rating is engraved upon it. Then
it IS awarded to that sorority whose name appears
most on the placque.
This year has brought a more definite formulation
of an already clear purpose — a code of sorority
ethics to govern each sorority. A rightful interpre-
tation has meant, not restriction and sorority con-
sciousness, but a much-needed criterion.
Top picture, left to righl: Keller, Petlis, Eason, .\lvi5
Boltom pklurc. scaicJ. left lo right: Lucy, Upshur, Fahr, Maho
Standing, left to right: Carr. Stevens, Williams
a gal with soul so gray who
never in the fall did say, "Va-
cation IS done, but winters are
gay at S. T. C." There really
is no other week like that first
week of school. How we dash
and tear around and stand in
line and then stand in more
It was whispered that the
chapter room would never be fit for occupation again
but we finally were able to get the door open far
Top picture, left to right: Hutchison, Miss Moran, Lalture
Bottom picture, left lo right: Harris, Atkinson, ScotI, Billups, Baldv
Stale Teachers Colleg.
enough to carry out some of the mirrors, books, and
shelves that had been in summer storage. We didn't
find Patsy's clock until well into October, however.
Soon Marie and Pudge were off to Harrisonburg
to install a chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha at Dolly
Madison College. They had a wonderful time meet-
ing all the girls from Harrisonburg and those from
Drexel who had come to help with the installation.
Tliis year, for the first time, we had teas regularly
every other Sunday. They were all lots of fun, but
the Christmas party surpassed them all. There was
a tree, radiant in its decorations. There were silly
gifts and poems for all, except Pudge, our president.
She received her long-awaited bottle of Bond Street
Perfume! Remember the fall banquet in the Tea
Room? It was really a masterpiece. It seemed like
old times having Katherine Moomaw and Gracie
Allen back with us again.
We eagerly awaited Miss Moran's picnic at
Longwood because it is always fun. But, typical of
life itself — it rained that afternoon. Not just a little
drizzle — it was a regular "toad strangler." We en-
joyed a picnic on Miss
Moran's living room floor.
Winter rushing was soon
upon us. What a time we
had! Each year rushing
seems more harassing than
the year before, but this
was the first time we had
the rushees and the newly covered furniture sched-
uled to arrive at the same time. Luckily, the fur-
niture got there first — but it was close!
Before we knew it, spring was upon us with the
banquet in the Tea Room and the convention in
Washington. Spring Cotillion was almost perfect,
and it was good to see so many of the old giris
places for our money to go before she got to us.
Members this year included Frances Alvis, Esther
Atkinson, MarthaAnne Baldwin, Agnes Lee Barlow,
Peggy Bellus, Anne Billups, Ethel Carr, Caroline
Eason, Marie Eason, Betty Fahr, Carolyn Harvey,
Anne Hurff, Eleanor Hutcheson, Polly Killer,
Gene Hardy Kilmon, Roberta Latture, Mary Ma-
hone, Shirley McCalley, Virginia Lee Pettis, Kath-
erine Powell, Mary Jane Ritchie, Virginia Rudd,
Patsy Smith, Shirley Stephens, Lucy Turnbull, Jean
Upshur, and Peggy Williams.
Pledges this year included Anne Burgwyn, Dear-
ing Fauntleroy, Edna Harris, Jean Hatton, Betsy
Jennings, Eliza McDaniel, Ella Marsh Pilkinton,
Elizabeth Ralph, Elaine Ross, Virginia Sydnor,
back again. Pudge looked lovely as maid of honor
at May Day. Marie, Peggy Bellus and Betty
Beale looked wonderful in the court, too.
Billups has made a very capable vice-president
and was always on hand to carry on if Pudge had
to be away. We've missed our former secretary,
Jean Scott, so very much — things just don't seem
the same without her. Ethel has taken over beauti-
fully and is being the competent secretary. Bobby
Latture had the big job of collecting money from us
this year. It really was a job, too, because it just
seemed that there were a thousand and one other
Lcfl (o right: Ea
Hardy, Richie, Be
Bobby Tripp, Anne Ware, Mary Stuart Walmsley,
and Winifred Wright.
We have four honorary members of A. S. A. :
Mrs. R. H. Catlin, Mrs. Southard Shields, Mrs. W.
J. Sydnor, and Miss Katherine Watkins. We also
have four patrons: Miss Mary Clay Hiner, Miss
Winnie Hiner, Miss Mary E. Peck, and Dr. J. E.
Stale Teachers College
Publication: "The Ancho
V^ HE Beachcroft Hotel was headquarters
for our merry-making last June, from the nineteenth
to the twenty- sixth, the beach in the morning, tea-
dancing all afternoon, and the Surf Club at night,
with its opportunities for laughter and "swing."
Those days were unforgettable ones — we've never
had a better houseparty. Then, in August Cossie
attended the National Convention of Alpha Sigma
Tau held at the Chase Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri,
from August twenty-second to the twenty-sixth.
Meeting the members of other chapters was very
thrilling and the contacts were invaluable. She
brought back many points for us, and incidentally
didn't miss any of the night spots St. Louis afforded.
We'd already suspected she didn't go west purely
for the transacting of business!
The inspiration of the National Convention
caused us to begin our year with unusual enthusiasm.
First of all, there was a whole summer's gossip to be
covered, and we wasted no time in beginning. Soon
the summer was a memory though, and we were deep
in the work and play of school. The first social event
was our Founder's Day Banquet on November fourth,
held at Longwood. About twenty-five alumnae
were there to celebrate with us. And a true celebra-
tion it was, with a bridge party in the chapter room,
and a breakfast on Sunday morning. There were
serious moments, with a round table discussion of
problems, plans, and ideas. And if for nothing else,
the weekend was worthwhile in the uncovering of
latent talent among the members — Helen's genius for
the culinary arts, f'r instance.
The members for the year were the following:
Nancy Goode Bland, Faye Brandon, Katherine
Burge, Doris Chesnut, Bernice Copley, Marguerite
Costello, Martha de Crawley, Blair Goode, Louise
Hall, Nell Hall, Kathryn Hawthorne, Helen Hoyer,
Johnny Lybrook, Jean Martin, Mildred Morris,
Jean Moyer, Frances Pope, Lucie Ellen Powell,
First row, left to right: Goode, Hoyer, Costello, Pope
Second rom, left to right: Copley, Crawley, Lybrook
Frances Pritchett, Marie Thompson,
Anne Turner, Helen Watts. Miss Vir-
ginia Bedford is our adviser and has
helped us invaluably all year. Other fac-
ulty members are Miss Mary Nichols,
and Miss Marjorie Booton. Mrs. A. T.
Gray, Mrs. J. D. Morton, Mrs. Peyton
Rice, and Mrs. W. E. Smith are our
patrons. Alpha Sigma Tau was founded
at State Teachers College, Ypsilanti,
Michigan, on November fourth, 1899.
On May twenty-fourth, 1935, it was
established on our campus.
Christmas time and exams
around, and we couldn't
decide which was more im-
portant. By this time. Pope
had gotten her diamond,
and Hannah Lindamood
was married, and so a
party was appropriate. We
flocked to the chapter room for a delightful few
hours before the holidays began, and gave each other
gifts. As a present of us all, we subscribed to
After the holidays a new quarter was upon us —
Editor Lybrook selecting the material for a new
Colonnade. Dons busy with the affairs of Pi Gamma
Mu, and Jean Moyer up to the ears in everything!
Rushing brought a week of excitement in February,
and we splurged with new Venetian blinds. The
end of the week brought sixteen new pledges. They
were Irene Alderman, Charlotte Avery, Katherine
Beaton, Helen Briggs, Margaret Anne Bunting,
Caroll Costello, Charlotte Greeley, Ada Harris,
Eveline Looney, Eugenia Lloyd, Dickie Lybrook,
Lucille Richeson, Dorothy Rollins, Nancy Saunders,
Ruth Schumate, Judith Spinner, Lillian Anne Tur-
ner, Mary Ellen Williams, Jane Witt.
Our attention soon turned to Mardi Gras with
Cossie as chairman and Johnny making a lovely
member of the court. Valentine's Day brought candy,
comics, and wires — plus the pledge banquet in the
In the spring there were parties, teas, picnics, and
the usual playing that spring fever brings. Nancy
won second prize in the short-story contest, and
Johnny and Pope were chosen to be in May Court.
The weekend of Spring Cotillion was wonderful —
a final fling. We bade our seniors a gay farewell
at the senior party at Longwood, but there were tears
when "Auld Lang Syne" was sung. Another June,
though, will bring another house party, and we're
E descended at
r -.^s^^;:^^ Mrs. Young's cottage in hordes
on that first day of the house
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and we forgot exams and school
routine in the glory of vacation and the beach. We
swam and blistered our backs in the boiling sun for
seven long days. In the afternoon there was always
the Terrace Club with Lang Thompson's music, and
Hal Kemp at the Cavalier Beach Club. Butler's
wedding was one of the highlights of our summer,
on June seventeenth. "Hattie" was her maid of
September wasn't far away, and we
were glad to see the twentieth come.
These were our members for the year:
Isabel Williamson, head; Martha Whel-
chel, vice-head; Eleanora Faison, secre-
tary ; Harriette Vaden, treasurer ; Helen
Jefferies, Eliza Wise, Marjorie Nimmo,
Mary Catherine Sturgis, Ruth Lea Pur-
dum, Frances Dudley, Emily Hoskins.
May Wertz, Jane McGinnis, Mary
Catherine Dodson, Norma Wood, Au-
gusta Parks, Betty Peerman, Ann
Williams, Margaret Franklin, Martha
Cottrell, Helen Wentz, Pol-
ly Hughes, Lucrece Nie-
meyer, Theodosia Mac-
Kinsie. Miss Florence Stubbs
has been our mspirmg ad-
viser for many years.
We hiked to Longwood
late one afternoon in the fall
for a spaghetti supper, and
around the fireside at the
cabin exchanged stories —
finals, camps, trips, new con-
quests — along with com-
ments on the wonder of spaghetti, rolls, and coffee
cooked over the open fire.
Fall Cotillion brought many old girls back, and
we celebrated in the Building with parties far into
the night. There were hair-raising stories of the
teaching profession, and we shuddered to think we'd
be experiencing just such "delights" soon.
Christmas soon afterward, and we managed to
have our Christmas party, in the midst of exams
tho' we were. There was an old-fashioned tree, and
a gift with some entirely inappropriate verse, for
each one of us.
Every year we've hoped and wailed for a new
"vie," and this time the miracle happened. Result:
an R. C. A. Victor radio with phonograph attach-
ment. Nothing during the year has given us more
pleasure — running in between classes to play a rec-
Lefl h right: Jeffries, Whelchel, Peerman,
Hughes, Niemeyer, Willii
ord, and the good swing sessions after dinner. Forth-
with, we decided to have made a record rack in
which to store our treasures — and a walnut stand
was built to hold them all.
February brought rushing parties, and we began
new draperies, new "vie" added to our excitement,
the rushees. Friday night brought eleven pled-
ges, and we celebrated at ten o'clock with a
party. Dorothy Lawrence, Stella Scott, Char-
lotte Phillips, Lois Jane Steidtmann, Margaret
Mish, Betty Barnes, Betty Sexton, Mary Har-
vie, Betty Youngberg, Elizabeth Gunter, and
Nancy Dupuy were the girls who joined us.
Miss Loving, Stallard, and Fran Hutchinson
were here, and there was no end of chatter,
food, and fun. Then, on February seventeenth
the pledge banquet was given at Longwood.
"Sun," Betty Von, and Ducky were back, and
the evening was one to remember — candlelight,
inspiring toasts, and the happy faces of pledges
and old girls.
Many gloomy Sundays were brightened by
teas and suppers in the chapter room with good
food and good company. Of these, the mem-
Bacl( ro-a,. left to right :
Dudley. McGinnis, Mac-
MiJJle row, Icfl lo right:
Front rom, left to right :
Standing, left lo right: Col-
Irell. Franklm. Parks
Seated, left to right : Wood,
with a resplendently shining chapter room. New curtains.
For a week we made ourselves attractive, and entertained
orable waffle supper was best — a typical rainy Sun-
day, candlelight, singing, bulling, fuses blowing out,
The sophomores, especially Wentz and Dodson,
were in a storm over their production, which in the
end was a huge success. "Izzy" and her annual se-
crets — May building up her strength for May Day
— Jane "mowed down" after the spring play — "Pie"
Cottrell and Betty Peerman chatting about Fancy
Dress — Marge teaching and holding down the house
council at the same time — Martha and Faison get-
ting their guns ready for V. M. I. mid-winters —
"Flea's" class turning her hair white — Hattie being
ring-master of the '39 circus — Helen taking time out
to chat — the triangle Dudley's tangled up in. Each
of us knew . . . what?
The Spring Banquet came on the eleventh of
May — a memorable night especially to the six sen-
iors who left us in June. They left for us, however,
an example of fine leadership in carrying forward
the spirit and strength of Gamma Theta.
E decided that no other house party can be, will be, or ever
has been as much fun as ours was this past summer at Virginia Beach.
We really had a wonderful time spending lazy hours — just sunning our-
selves on the sand or taking long swims in the refreshing coolness of the
blue Atlantic. Remember those warm moonlight nights? They can't be
beat! And that attractive boy with the freckles sprinkled across his nose?
Was he a life guard? Oh, me, I just can't remember. It's been such a
long time ago — way back in 1 939.
When we got back to school here at S. T. C, we looked around, and the first things we missed were the
seniors of last year. How could we get along without them? We really don't know what we would have
done if Marguerette, Gray, Jean, and Bryan
hadn't come back off and on to let us get a
glimpse of them and hear about their teaching
That pledge banquet was a rare occasion.
We'll never forget those place cards. Every
girl's card had the title of some song on it that
was supposed to suit her. Remember the ex-
pression on President Moss's face when she
gazed at hers and saw inscribed thereon, "You
Do the Darndest Things." We all agreed that
Jane Saunders was "Lovely to Look At."
The chapter room at Christmas time was re-
splendent with decorations and the tinsled tree.
There were packages and more packages and
the craziest poetry. There were some suitable
gifts given that day !
Rushing ended with a bang, and at the end
we found, to our delight, that we had thirteen
future Mu Omegas — Barbara Drewry, Peggy
Lou Boyette, May Bartlett, Lottie Herald,
Gertrude Burwell, Brookie Benton, Betty
Reid, Jane Saunders, Katherine Spenser, Anne
Moore, Katherine Price, and Jane Waller.
Miss Wheeler's tea for the pledges was a thing
of beauty. It was an important event in the life
of the pledges and one that they will not soon
Left to right: German, Parker, West,
Left to right: Roberts, Reiff, Wahab,
The pledges outdid
themselves in their party
for the old girls. Then
— why — prist, though it
looked a long way off,
here were spring. Foun-
der's Day, exams, the
new term, and Easter,
all on top of each other.
efee, Nancy Moss, Elizabeth Ann Parker, Helen
Reiff, Martha Roberts, Harriette Walker, Lillian
Wahab, Elizabeth West, Elizabeth Wilkerson, and
We have one honorary member, Mrs. W. C.
Fitzpatrick; two patrons, Mrs. L. E. Hubbard and
Mrs. Harry Candler; and three sorores in urbe, Mrs.
Howard Cook, Mrs. James Fretwell, and Mrs. J.
We'd been waiting for this spring a
long time, for this was the year of Mu
Omega's fifteenth anniversary. To
celebrate, we went to Longwood for
that never-to-be-forgotten April week-
end. Many of the old girls were back,
and we had a huge picnic, which al-
lowed us to get better acquainted with
the alumnae. We had the banquet,
did a little reminiscing, far into the
night. Then it was all over, leaving
but one regret — "Why can't anniver-
saries come more often?'
Our vice-president. Dot Menefee,
has been President Moss's "right
hand man." Anna George has called
the roll and written the minutes of
every meeting this year. Poor Patsy
Fletcher — she had to gather our meas-
ley shekels together !
Members this year included Anne
Ayers, Alice Leigh Barham, Anne
Benton, Yates Carr, Sara Cline,
Sudie Dunton, Patsy Fletcher, Anna
George, Lillian German, Jerry Hat-
cher, Martha Meade Hardaway,
Dorothy Johnson, Mary Jane Joliffe,
Bertha McLaughlin, Dorothy Men-
Top piclure, left to right: Barhar
Fletcher. Walker, Hatcher. Wilkil
son, Joliffe, Johnson
Bottom picture, left to right: Ayers,
■"" ■ ' " ' Menefee, George,
E had the most wonderful time on our
house party at Virginia Beach — plenty of friends,
sun, and good food. We reserved an entire floor of
the Arlington Hotel, and so about thirty of us, in-
cluding actives and pledges, spread ourselves and
had a superb time. Every day was a lazy, yet glori-
ous one. We stuck close to the water's edge all
morning — sunning ourselves, napping or playing a
half-hearted bridge game. In the afternoons we
came out again in a fresh bathing suit, eager for more
ultra-violet rays and a brown skin. The week liter-
ally flew by, and we left eager to return next year.
Naturally, the house party was about all we could
talk about for the first few days of school, but it
wasn't long before we were all discussing something
else — something very unusual. September thirtieth
came along, and the most amazing thing happened —
three Pi Kaps got married! Dot Buckland, Eliza-
beth Billups, and Ruth Jones were the subjects of
State Teacher-^ Colic
Early in the fall quarter we began to talk about
going to the Pi Kappa Sigma district convention in
Huntington with Alpha chapter of Marshall Col-
lege as hostess. Of course, we all wanted to go, but
as that was impossible, Kaki Peery, Elizabeth Kent,
our president; Louise Painter, our treasurer; and
Margaret James represented us.
During the third week in November, Elizabeth
Kent, Phyl Schlobohm, our secretary; Margaret
Carr, our vice - president;
and Boonie Stevenson
went up to Harrisonburg
to install the Alpha Om-
icron chapter of Pi Kappa
Sigma at Madison Col-
lege. This is the first year
that sororities have been
allowed on the campus at
Longwood was the scene
of our banquet on the first
day of December. It was
a huge success in every re-
spect. We had several of
our faithful alumnae back
to celebrate the occasion
with us. Toasts, songs,
laughing jests, and gay
chatter were the order of
the day, and we began al-
ready to sense Christmas
in the air. The decorations
were in appropriate red-
and-green designs to re-
veal Longwood at its best.
Top picture, seated, left to right:
Millner, Owen, Peery, Jarman
Front row. left to right ; Schlobohm,
Bottom picture, left to right : Hughes,
Miss Her, Boswell, Eades, Mit-
We came through winter rushing with flying colors. On Friday of rush week,
eighteen girls signed bids to Pi Kappa Sigma. We were tickled to death! That night
we had a party in the chapter room in honor of our new girls. At the party. Buck
Thompson presented the chapter with a box of candy. We looked amazed at first and
then remembered it was the penalty for becoming engaged.
Mardi Gras was loads of fun, and we were honored by having several girls par-
ticipate. Essie looked simply gorgeous when she was crowned queen of Mardi Gras in
a lovely gown of white lace and satin. Cleo looked lovely as ever in the court. "Miss
Kent" made a wonderful job of directing the floor
show. Weren't we proud of little sister!
Miss Her, our adviser, had a birthday in February,
and that naturally called for a celebration. Since it was
so near St. Valentine's Day, we carried out that motif
in the party we gave in her honor. It was truly the
best of the year, with everyone in unusually good
spirits and ready for all the fun afforded by a birth-
day. We ate, drank and
played to our hearts' con-
On May Day, Cleo
Jarman, Elizabeth Kent,
Elsye Berry Yates, Anne
Boswell, Louise Painter,
and Buck Thompson
graced the court. Every-
one commented on the spectacular dances presented
under Essie Millner's direc-
Members this year in-
cluded the following: Dor-
othy Bailey, Frances
Bailey, Margaret Carr,
Dorothy Eades, Betty
bdawkins, Peggy bdughes,
Margaret James, Chlo-
tilde Jarman, Elizabeth
Kent, Helen Long, Essie
Millner, Sue Owen, Kath-
erine Peery, Catherine Phil-
lips, Louise Painter, Ellen
Roy all, Philippa Schlo- f.
bohm, Boonie Stevenson, Helen Stras, Mary Gray
Thompson, Patty Vier, Josephine Ware, Annabel
Westcott, Ruth Winstead, Elsye Berry Yates,
Anne Boswell, Madge Home, and Marion Mitchell.
Our pledges this year included the following:
Geraldine Ackiss, Betty Boutchard, Anne Brad-
shaw, Sara Currie, Dorothy Sue Crumley, An-
toinette Dew, Ashley Bell Hannah, Bobby Han-
nah, Evelyn Lupton, Sarah Wade Owen, Amy
Reid, Nancy Sale, Jeanne Sears, Jean Shulkcum,
Beverley Smith, Bill Stone, Peggy Watkins, Emily
Wescott, and Anne Reese Whitlow.
We have a soror in facultate. Miss Jane Royall,
and tv/o sorores in urbe. Miss Mary Deihl and Mrs.
Archie Paulette. Our patrons are Mrs. H. T.
Stokes, Mrs. J. T. Thompson, Mrs. S. L. Graham,
and Mrs. Harry Lancaster.
Top picture, left to right:
Thompson, Slras, Hawkins,
Carr, Bailey, Painter
Second picture, left to right:
Wescotl, Vier, James, Win-
stead, Phillips, Home
Third picture, left to right:
Long, E. Royall, Yates,
Stevenson, J. Royall, Bailey
State Teachers College.
ALL again! With
it the Sigmas returned to
school ready for work (or
play) and bubbling over
with news of the summer.
One of the chief topics of
conversation was our annual
house-party at the Irby's cottage, "The Flagstaff,"
at Virginia Beach. With basking on the beach,
playing volley ball under the guidance of "Coach"
Worsham, and dancing at the Surf and Beach
Clubs, everyone had a highly successful time of it.
Our sorority adviser is Miss Pauline Camper, and
the members for the year were the following: Jac-
Top picture, left to right: Powell, Keesee, B. Hardy,
Windham, E. Hardy, McCorkle, J. Hardy.
Bottom picture: Back row. left to right: Engleby,
Second row. left to right: Naff, Scott, Hutcheson
Front row. left to right: Barkesdale, Beck, Arnold
Top picture :
Left to right: Due)
burn, Wolfe, Cocki
Bottom picture :
Standing, left to right
Sitting, left to right: Heard, Mcll
Butterworth, Ellett. Cog-
quelin Adams, Crews Borden, Mary Klare Beck,
Lena Butterworth, Harriet Cantrell, Anne Cocks,
Alice Cogburn, Rachel DeBerry, Nan Duer,
Frances Ellett, Jane Engleby, Betty Hardy, Eliza-
beth G. Hardy, Jane Hardy, Jane Lee Hutcheson,
Marian Lee Heard, Sara Keesee, Nancy Naff,
Martha McCorkle, Helen Mcllwaine, Allene Over-
bey, Nancy Pierpont, Virginia Polley, Jane Powell,
Catherine Radspinner, Frances Rosebro, Helen
Seward, Louisa Sanford, Harriet Scott, Pauline
Scott, Mary Lou Shannon, Perrye Smith, Mary
Elizabeth Petticrew, Elizabeth Townsend, Patricia
Whitlock, Bess Windham, Lula Windham, Nancy
Wolfe, Marion Worsham, and Mary Catherine
The pledges are Lillian Agnew, Elizabeth Ber-
naid, Josephine Brom-
field, Imogene Claytor,
Ellen Ebel, Anne Ellett,
Eleanor Folk, Sara
Massie Goode, Helen
Wiley Hardy, Jacque-
line Hardy, Nancy Hop-
kins, Grace Hutchinson,
Emily Lankes, Helen
Lewis, Madge McFall, Frances Mallory, Ruth
Palmer, Frances Parham, Agnes Patterson, Jane
Sanford, Geraldine Smith. Sorores in urbe are
Betty Shields Brumfield, Irving Armstrong de Ford,
Katherine Chamberhn Dunnington, Mary Scott,
Martin Harwood, Katheryn Irby, Virginia Epes
Irby, Sara Button, Martha King Bugg Newhill,
Armstrong Ottley, Mabel Fitzpatrick Putney, Nellie
Camper motored to Petersburg for the wedding of
Nan Seward, of the class of 1938. Our fall banquet
was held in the Tea Room, with decorations of silver
bells, white candles, and red place cards — thanks to
"Petty." At Christmas time came Miss Camper's
lovely tea, and we spent the afternoon visiting with
our patrons, town friends, and members of the
faculty and administration.
In February rushing was the important event, with
its accompanying afternoon at-homes and, following
the end of "silence," twenty-one pledges became a
part of us. Then spring came, as spring will, bring-
ing with it endless hours of practicing for May Day,
and costume making. It was well worth our toil,
though, to see Lula, radiant in white satin, as the
statuesque "Queen of Merrye Engelande," surpass-
ing even our expectations. Following closely in her
Back row. lefl io righl: DeBerry, Townsend, Shannon
Front ron), Downing, Sanford, Radspinner, Pierpont
Virginia Sanford, Anne Dugger, Lucie Knight
Shields, Anne Easley Walden. The honorary mem-
bers are Mrs. George Richardson, and Mrs. Mabel
Culkin; and the patronesses, Mrs. T. G. Hardy,
Mrs. A. H. Irby, Mrs. T. A. McCorkle, and Mrs.
S. W. Watkins.
Mabel Lee Watson, our National President, was
with us in November; after her visit she and Miss
Back row. hfl lo righl: Williams, Adams, Seward, Smith
Front row. tcfl to right: Scolt, Borden, Easley
wake were members of the court, such lovely ladies
as Sara, "Policy," Jane, Nancy Wolfe, Nancy
Pierpont, Cottie, Mary Lou, and Jerry Smith.
Once again exams and goodbyes faced us. With
smiles, sighs (and here and there a furtive tear) we
bade farewell to the wonderful class of '40. Not
for long, however, as another glorious house-party
at Virginia Beach awaited us.
UR house-party was held in July at Mrs.
Irby's at Virginia Beach. We acquired the usual
sunburn, and came back to school with memories of
wonderful days in the sun and dancing under the
On our return to school, one of our greatest thrills
was moving into a new chapter room, complete with
new draperies and furniture. Miss Draper, our
former adviser, back from two years' study in France,
accepted the position of patroness. Upon Miss Jen-
nings' resignation, she became our permanent adviser,
and a tea was given in her honor on October tenth
in the chapter room.
Myra, Rosa and Marie flew around for weeks
with oil cloth and spot lights in their arms. Reason?
The Water Carnival. The next big event was a
Christmas banquet in the Tea Room on December
second in honor of our pledges : Frances Stoutamire,
Carolyn Ford, Mary Louise Cunningham, and
Mary Louise Cox. The decorations consisted of
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slender red tapers and ivy, forming a center-
piece, and Santa Claus place cards.
It seems that Mary Walker is always col-
lecting. If it isn't for Alpha Phi Sigma, it's
for the Dramatic Club. While Mary Walker
sold tickets, Dell applied paint to tree trunks,
and Myra applied paint to faces. All three
activities were centered around the fall and
The approach of Christmas found Peck and
Mary Marshall all in a dither with perfect
sheaves of music in preparation for the Christ-
mas concert. We relaxed before exams with
a party in the cabin at Longwood on December
sixteenth. A walk out in the spicy air whetted
our appetites, that were promptly and properly
satisfied with hot dogs and cokes and all the
other essentials of a real party.
With Rosa and Peck as hostesses, we cele-
brated very festively Virginia's birthday be-
fore Christmas. The surprise made our fun
all the merrier.
Then came the Junior production with
Rosa in charge, and much more paint
flinging and fuss about costumes. Virginia
played the lead as she did last year —
we are very proud of you, Ginny. What
Top picture, standing, left to right : Harry,
Bottom picture, standing: Dix
Seated: Power, Carlton, Smith
Left to right: Bowen.
Courier. Howell. Whi-
caused Mildred Harry's
strained back? A severe
case of teaching in the
high school. Such terrible
experiences! Kitty, Mil-
dred and Rosa held
down the Home Man-
agement house fall, win-
ter and spring quarters
respectively. And, though we couldn't imagine it,
Martha Mayton taught in the spring quarter! Being
on the business end of the Rotunda staff caused Josa
Carleton no end of trouble.
We had grand fun in the chapter room during
rushing, playing every conceivable game, dancing,
and chatting. The results were quite gratifying, our
new pledges being Emma Frances Elam, Mildred
Savory, Ann Price, and Carol Lee Averitt. They're
all girls who do things. Carol and her music, Ann
and the basketball season, Mildred and her friends
— we don't see them as much as we'd like to.
Our members for the year are Mildred Bowen,
Josa Carlton, Rosa Courter, Mary Louise Cunning-
ham, Carolyn Ford, Mildred Harry, Harriet Has-
kins, Virginia Howell, Elizabeth Jennings, Martha
Mayton, Mary Walker Mitchell, Mary Carrington
Power, Mary Marshall Prosise, Martha Anne
Saunders, Myra Smith, Frances Stoutamire, Kathryn
Watkins, and Forrestine Whitaker. Our pledges
included Carol Lee Averitt, Mary Louise Cox,
Marie Dix, Emma Frances Elam, Anne Price,
Mildred Savory, and Dell Warren. Miss Helen
Draper is our faculty adviser, and our patrons are
Miss Alice Carter, Miss Mary Haynes, and Miss
Lucille Jennings. Organized as a club in 1936, we
became a sorority in 1937, and became national
After a long, weary seige of exams, we enter-
tained at a banquet at Longwood for our pledges.
And speaking of good times, we just couldn't do
without Mildred Bowen's intermission parties. On
the subject of intermission, Martha Anne was there
with the red-haired boy from Richmond, and we're
still in stitches. Between dances we aren't bothered
with Martha Anne getting under foot. Those week-
end trips here, there, and everywhere make her
In the spring, came our usual parties and picnics
which culminated with our Love Feast on May
twenty-fifth at Longwood. It'd be sad to say good-
bye to things we have grown to love: Myra's in-
fectious giggle, Mary Carrington's dignity and tales
of Korea, Mary Walker's efficiency, Kitty's sweet
femininity, and Milly's unfailing guidance.
thirty - nine - nineteen - forty
has been a wonderful year
for us. As the youngest
sorority on campus, we've
had to grow by leaps and
bounds in order to prove our worth, both to ourselves
and to the Pan-Hellenic Association. We were
founded as a sorority in 1939, with Miss Willie
London as our adviser. Our Soror in Urbe is Eloise
Whitley, and our patrons are Mrs. George W.
Jeffers, Miss Lila London, and Miss Katherine
Tupper. Our officers this year were the following:
Marjorie Holt, president; Louisa Stephenson, vice-
president; Vivian Anderson, secretary; Evelyn
Pankey, treasurer. Our membership also included
First row, left to right: Pankey, Stevenson
Second row, left to right : Hutchinson, Miss London, Holt
Third row. left to right: Marshall, Anderson, Seward
Sue Marshall, Sara Seward, Martha Frances Cobb,
and Nahrea Coleman.
Fall rushing was first on the program of the year,
and we pledged two charming girls, Martha Frances
Cobb and Nahrea Coleman. The week of rushing
in February, with its excitement and worries, was
thrilling, and we ended it with the pledging of four
girls — Ann Marshall, Estelle Smith, Jane Lee Sink,
and Ann Lyon — in a beautiful candlelight service.
The smallness of our group has made our con-
tacts intimate and heartfelt. Vivian, our dignified
senior, has been an accurate recording secretary ;
Panky has kept her bank book well, and Sue and
Sara have managed our entertaining admirably.
We're proud to stand second among the sororities in
scholastic standing, and mean to celebrate it in June
with a house party.
Front row. lefl to right:
SeconJ row. left to right: Jarman, Ed-
mondson, Boothe, Roberts, Harvey,
Front ram, left to right: Price, A., Ba
Burwell, Barnelte, HilUman
Second row. lefl to right: Elletl, Pa
ham, Carr. Darby, Price
■■' HOSE warm days in early fall were
ideal for tennis, and we went to the courts at six
o'clock to play an early game, which put us on our
toes for the rest of the day. The first swirl of leaves
in October couldn't dampen our spirits, and through-
out the soft Indian summer, the courts were busy
every afternoon. More than fifty girls participated,
keeping in shape with a few sets a day, and our only
disappointment was that the fall tournament didn't
materialize as expected. We were keyed for the keen
competition of matched games, but because of the
condition of the courts, the event had to be post-
poned. New talent was discovered within the Fresh-
man class, however, so our time wasn't wasted.
Last spring the tournam.ent outcome was interest-
ing. Anne Shirley won the singles, and Ruby
Adams and Anne were the winners of the doubles.
When Anne didn't return this fall, we felt we had
lost a valuable member of the varsity team. The
prospects for the spring of '40 were excellent, how-
ever, with beautiful weather, repaired courts, and an
unusual interest on the part of the girls. A singles
and doubles tournament was planned as usual, and
among the Freshmen who we found wielded a
wicked racket were "Petey" Barnett, Betsy Jen-
nings, and Frances Parham. The upper classmen
were determined not to be left in the shade, however,
and Ruby Adams, Chlotilde Jarman, Helen Mac-
Ilwaine, Pat Gibson, Dot Fischer, Emil Ellis, Jane
Powell, and Sara Keesee vigorously displayed their
talent on the practice courts.
Tennis is recognized to be one of the outstanding
international sports. It is a game which everyone can
play and enjoy, and its popularity is due, in part at
least, to the fact that the degree of strenuousness with
which it is played depends upon the individual.
In May we planned a series of
matches to be played at Williamsburg
against William and Mary, to climax
the tennis season. We had trained for
this event all season, and looked for-
ward to it with much enthusiasm.
The Freshman class took a bow in
the intriguing sport of archery with a
display of more interest than any other
class. In the fall we turned out once
a week on the athletic field for practice
of an hour or two. Later, as we dis-
covered that we needed improvement,
we changed our schedule to two prac-
tices a week. There was a great in-
crease in popularity this year, and
Alice Britt proved to be our star.
All fall we worked on our form
and accuracy in preparation for the tournament which was to
end the autumn season of archery. At the end of this test
of our ability, Ruby Adams was found to have placed first
with a score of one hundred and eighty, and Myra Smith
placed second at one hundred and seventy-five. The highest
score made in the whole of last year was one hundred and
fifty; we felt that we were improving rapidly. About sixteen
girls were qualified to shoot in the tournament, and it took
Top picture. Ufl to right: Mcllv
Bottom picture : Hurt
two days to complete the contest. The following
girls participated in the fall tournament: Helen
Seward, head; Alice Britt, Charlotte Persinger,
Ruth Loving, Irma Page, Ruby Adams, Elizabeth
Scales, Myra Smith, Nell Hurt, Eleanor Folk, Lula
Windham, Pearl Thompson, Emma Pride Wood,
Elsie Stossil, Katherine Price, Alice Seebert, Ann
Sawyer, Reba Woodbridge, Sudie Cobb, Polly
Clements, Imogene Claytor, Carolyn Rouse, Betty
Youngberg, Nancy Naff, Dorothy Childress, and
SealeJ, Icfl (o right: Eades,
Pope, Stevens, Chesnut, pres.
Standing, left to right: Rosen-
berger, Milchell, Nimmo,
Sealed. left to right: Gilchrist,
Heard, Mr. Holton, Purdum
SlanJirig. left to right: Wilso:
Moomaw, Jeffries, Kent. Co
N the fall Pi Gamma Mu devoted its atten-
tion to current events. A topic m the limelight was
presented at each meeting for discussion and debate.
The European question and war crisis furnished
more than enough food for thought, and were the
source of many an agreeable argument. An organ-
ized plan for each quarter was followed, in an at-
tempt to weed out nonessentials and concentrate on
a particular phase of eminent value. Each head-
line from the paper brought fresh material, and,
far from having to scout for topics, we were flooded
with events of world-wide interest for discussion.
Maury and Mr. Holton had their share of heated
Doris Chesnut was president of our organization
this year; Mary Mahone, vice-presi-
dent; Jane Rosenberger, secretary;
Frances Pope, treasurer. The mem-
bers include Miss Nichols, Mr. Hol-
ton, Dr. Simkins, Frances Alvis, Doris
Chesnut, Dorothy Fades, Marion
Harden, Martha Jane Flanagan, Mary
Mahone, Mary Walker Mitchell,
Lorana Moomaw, Mar]orie Nimmo,
Frances Pope, Jane Rosenberger,
Shirley Stevens, Betty Hardy, Marguerite Costello,
Lois Barbee, Ollie Graham Gilchrist, Marion
Heard, Helen Jeffries, Elizabeth Kent, Mary Car-
rington Power, Ruth Lea Purdum, Ethel Carr,
Marjorie Holt, Martha Whelchel, and Carmen
Booth. Associate faculty members are Miss Moran,
Miss Peck, Miss Stubbs, Miss Tucker, Dr. Walms-
ley. Miss Waters, Dr. and Mrs. Wynne, and Mr.
Holton, our sponsor.
Following the fall programs, we gave a Christmas
party in Student Building Lounge, with the associate
members and their wives as guests. The evening was
characteristic of real Christmas spirit — carols, a tree,
and a roaring fire.
Mardi Gras, an annual affair now, was held
on February sixth in the gymnasium. Our biggest
event of the year, this dance is the occasion of festiv-
ity patterned after the New Orleans' celebration of
Shrove Tuesday. Essie Millner was chosen queen
by popular vote, and the court was composed of
Nancy Wolfe, Mary Lou Shannon, Catherine Rads-
pinner, Sara Keesee, Lula Windham, Johnny Ly-
brook, Virginia Lee Pettis, and Chlotilde Jarman.
Jack Payton and his Duke University orchestra fur-
nished the music.
Our committees for the year were composed of
the following: membership: Mr. Holton, chairman,
Jane Rosenberger; program: Miss Nichols, Mary
Mahone, Ethel Carr, Marion Heard; project:
Marjorie Nimmo, Lorana Moomaw, Dot Eades,
Mary Carrington Power, Ollie Graham Gilchrist,
Ruth Lea Purdum, Dr. Simkins; social: Mary
Walker Mitchell, Lois Barbee, Marjorie Holt; ex-
ecutive : Doris Chesnut, Frances Alvis, Jane Rosen-
berger, Frances Pope; Mardi Gras: Marguerite
Costello, Shirley Stevens, Martha Jane Flanagan,
Elizabeth Kent, Helen Jeffries; notebook: Marion
In the spring quarter our project
included an effort to give the student
body an insight into the work done by
Pi Gamma Mu. This year two re-
ceptions were given, one in early April
and one in early May. The first was
an informal function, held in the Stu-
dent Building Lounge, featuring an
open forum on the question: "Can
the United States Give Aid to the Weaker
Nations and Stay Out of War?" The guests in-
cluded students and members of the faculty who
were particularly interested in social science and
political questions. Then, in May, came a formal
reception, with guests including a wider circle — stu-
dents, faculty, town residents, and any others who
proved outstanding in the field.
In addition to the regular program, delegates were
sent to two conventions. Two representatives attend-
ed the national convention in Philadelphia on De-
cember twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, and twenty-
eighth. Dr. Simkins and four student members,
Frances Alvis, Doris Chesnut, Elizabeth West,
Helen Jeffries, and Dorothy Rollins went to Chapel
Hill for the Southeastern International Relations
Club Conference on March twenty-first, twenty-sec-
ond, and twenty-third.
We gave our Founder's Day Banquet at Long-
wood in the spring, on April sixth. The national
president and second national vice-president of Pi
Gamma Mu were among the guests, and we were
honored to have them with us. And then, after the
stress and strain of the year, we relaxed with a sup-
per-picnic. A hay-filled truck took us to Willis
Mountain, where we feasted on sandwiches, hot
dogs, salad, and tea in the most sumptuous picnic im-
aginable. Social science, even our heated arguments,
were forgotten in an abandon of food, laughter, and
The Grand March
Queen — Essie Millner
IVID ingenuity of costume and colorful, if alarming, spec-
tacles made Mardi Gras, in its Spanish gayety, a night of nights. It
was the eighth annual dance sponsored by Pi Gamma Mu, honorary
fraternity in history and social sciences. The traditional date. Shrove
Tuesday, fell on February sixth, Tuesday night.
Marguerite Costello was general chairman, and the following girls
assisted her: Helen Jeffenes, business manager; Martha Jane Wilson,
decorations; Elizabeth Kent, floor show; and Dons Chesnut, ex-officio.
A grand march followed the crowning of the queen, as each
costume was surveyed by the judges. Finally, after a heated discussion,
Peggy Bellus and Ned Crawley were selected as the most attractive
couple; Red Madison was selected as the most original, and Eleanor
Folk as the most beautiful. Following an entertaining floor show, the
dance continued long into the night.
V^ VSSIE'S life was endangered on an average
of twice a rehearsal in the fall, when we composed
an eccentric dance study, Nightmare. This dance,
an interpretation of intense seriousness. The Way of
the Cross, and a military study were the chief objects
The first sing of the year was the occasion of our
first appearance, when we danced Gossip and War
Suppressed. Our purpose was to interest new girls
in modern dancing. Soon we were mto the year's
routine, with practice two afternoons a week.
Essie Millner was president for the year; Betty
Peerman, vice-president; Helen Mcllwaine, secre-
tary. The following were members: Mary Eliza-
beth Petticrew, Nancy Pierpont, Martha McCorkle,
Patsy Fletcher, Madge McFall, Peggy Allen,
Alice Cogburn, Evelyn Timberlake, Mary Klare
Beck, Jane Lee Hutcheson, and Ethel Carr. May
Wertz was accompanist; Mrs. Fitzpatrick, adviser.
On November sixth, we were hostesses to Hanya
Holm and her Modern Dance Group, who ap-
peared for a Lyceum program in the Auditorium. In
the afternoon. Miss Holm gave a lesson in the gym (and left us sore
for weeks). The officers of the club entertained the group at a dinner
in the tea room, and following the program, a reception was given in
the Lounge. We gained a great deal from informal chats with the
On February twenty-third we presented our program of dances
in the Auditorium, assisted by the Dance Fundamentals classes. Long
hours on the stage — shall we ever forget them? — and an hour of
triumph when the dances were well presented and received.
May Day completed our year, when we became members of
Robin Hood's band in Merrye Engleand. The life of a dancer!
Front row. Icfl to right: McFall, Cog-
Back row, left to right: Petlicrew, Flet-
cher, Jarman, Millner, McCorkle. Pier-
pont, Mcllwaine, Carr, Pe
Standing, left to right: Whit-
field, Jones, Hatcher, How-
ell. Harry, Grant, Watson,
Fourth row, left to right:
Third roil;, left to right:
Second row. left to right:
Pugh, Stephenson, Eades,
First row, left to right: Max-
ey, Cogsdale, Summerfield,
Standing, left to right: Seward,
H., Bland, Ritchie, Shan-
non, Radspinner, Wolfe,
Fifth row, left to right: Mc-
Fourth row, left to
Chaplin, Fulton, Ma
Third row, left to
Dunlap, Seward, S.
Second row, left to
Oakes, Sibold, T
V^^ O sew a fine seam . . . there s more there
than meets the eye. For to us the art of house-
keeping is a serious one. This year with fifty Fresh-
men Home Ec Majors, we managed to do even more
than before, and besides catering for the school teas,
baked and sold fruit cakes. And just ask anyone
about the plum-pudding specials for Christmas — we
couldn't bake enough.
Our officers for the year were Anna Maxey, presi-
dent; Mildred Harry, vice-president; Nancy Ful-
ton, secretary; Rosemary Howell, treasurer; Peggy
Hughes, reporter; Nancy Goode Bland, chairman
of the Catering Committee. The honorary members
were Miss Tupper, Miss Jeter, Miss Houck, and
The Home Management group has at last gotten
settled m a permanent house, the pride and joy of
the club. It's hard to believe that girls do the actual
managing — marketing, cooking, serving, and clean-
mg. Once a week a formal dmner is given, and
visitors from school are invited. In November Dr.
Jarman, Mrs. Shelton, the senior Home Ec. Majors,
and the Home Economics teachers were our guests
at a buffet supper. Our idea of a perfect set-up is
to be "guest" at the Practice House every week.
OW often have we heard
Miss Mary say, "Now, when your mother
was here . . ."
Our two hundred members are proof
enough of the fact that attending Farmville
has become a family tradition to many of
the alumnae. Those of us who are daugh-
ters of old graduates enter school with a
great responsibility to our parents as well as
to the faculty and administration. Really,
with mother's and grandmother's name to
live up to, we're at a distinct disadvantage.
Every girl whose mother or grand-
mother attended Farmville is eligible for
membership. We've grown steadily in
past decade, and this year the membership
has exceeded that of any previous year.
Elizabeth Wilkinson was president; Olivia Stephen-
son, vice-president; Elizabeth Ann Parker, secre-
tary; and Jean Moyer, treasurer. Miss Mary Clay
Hiner was our faculty adviser.
On Founder's Day we went into action in prepara-
tion for the large number of alumnae who always
return. The program on Saturday, March 9, con-
sisted of an entertainment in the Auditorium in the
morning, and the Freshman dance program in the
gym at three o'clock. Following this we were host-
esses at a colorful reception for all alumnae, which
provided an opportunity for the revival of old friend-
ships. Two dances, one in the gym and one in the
Recreation Hall, ended the day in festive gayety.
We contributed to the Jennie Masters Tabb fund
and helped in the Alumnae office throughout the
year. May Day drew a large number of graduates,
and we were hostesses all day long.
Left to right: Mayer, Stephen
son, Parker, Wilkinson, Mii
Mary Clay Hiner
V^ HREE-THIRTY every Monday after-
noon finds us tuning up for an hour's practice in Miss
Purdom's room. We're in full swing a few minutes
later; maybe it's "Beautiful Dreamer," maybe it's
Carmen's "Toreador Song" — our versatility knows
no bounds. Polly's always intent over her music,
Winnie will be there skillfully drawing her bow
across the strings of her viohn, and Miss Purdom,
bringing harmony out of the noisy "practicing."
reporter. The members include Aseita Altamare,
Geraldine Beckner, Gloria Berry, Anne Brooks,
Winnie Webb Buchanan, Beatrice Dunton, Ashley
Fulcher, Annette Grainger, Wilson Grainger, Emma
Hutchinson, Julia Hutchinson, Polly Keller, Lucy
Lancaster, Berkley LeGrand, Martha Mayton,
Jean Moyer, Charlotte Persinger, Katherine Powell,
Mary Marshall Prosise, Nancy Claire Watkins,
Will Watkins, and Forrestine Whitaker.
First ram, left lo rightl: Dun-
Ion, Buchanan, Moyer,
Grainger, Hutchinson, E.
ScconJ row. left lo righl:
Hulchinson, J„ Keller, Pro-
sise, Whitaker, Miss Purdom,
Every year we present two programs at chapel
hour. The first comes in the fall, after the Freshmen
have practiced long and hard in their song class on
Mondays. They sing, and we accompany such semi-
classical numbers as "Bells of St. Mary's," "Keep
on Hoping," or Brahm's "Lullaby." Usually we
practice with them on the Monday before the pro-
gram of songs is to be presented. Their songs are
always remarkably good, and our accompaniment
provides the appropriate background. Officers this
year were Jean Moyer, president; Julia Hutchinson,
vice-president; Mary Marshall Prosise, treasurer;
Aseita Altamare, librarian; and Martha Mayton,
Our instrumentation has grown with each succes-
sive year, and was especially large this year. Grow-
ing has helped in more ways than one. Not only has
it added greatly to our showing in general, but the
coordination of a larger group has made possible the
learning of pieces of increasing difficulty.
The trip to Danville in the spring was our biggest
success of the year. The concert we gave was well
attended, and enjoyed by both performers and audi-
ence. We visited other towns near Farmville, and
these trips served a dual purpose. Not only did they
give joy to many music lovers, but also they fur-
nished valuable experience for our members.
Miss Purdom is very proud of us and the work
we have done this year. When she was consulted
on the matter, she boasted that "the orchestra fur-
nishes music for most of the important occasions in
the school." We feel that this is a challenge to our
UR chapter — the Virginia Alpha chapter
— has been a national organization since 1932. This
year Marion Harden was elected president; Sally
Dunlap, vice-president; Beulah Ettenger, secretary;
and Helen Jeffries, treasurer. Carmen Clark, Sally
Dunlap, Beulah Ettenger, Marion Harden, Helen
Jeffries, Ernestine Meacham, Caralie Nelson, Caro-
lyn Ford, Mary Swift, Miss Minnie V. Rice, and
Dr. J. E. Walmsley were members, and Mr. James
M. Grainger was Socius Honoratus.
To inspire, promote and preserve a love for the
classics has been our objective always. The first step
lay in the realization of the importance of Latin
as a vital influence in the civilization of mankind
throughout all of history. Although not spoken by
any nationality of people today, it is the mother
tongue of the principal romance languages and of
English. In addition to this, the study of Latin,
with its intricacies of grammar and its store of lit-
erature, IS a challenge and a stimulant to the true
We based our program for the year on Rome and
the history of the Roman people, and their every-
day lives — a subject which proved well worth our
attention. At our meetings, the subjects were treated
extensively and constructive discussion increased our
The climax of the year was
the convention of all chapters.
Every chapter participated in
the programs and in the formu-
lation of more extensive plans.
Left to righi: Miss Rice, Dunlap, Jeffries, Ellinger, Harde
PORTSMANSHIP Always!" Not only
in athletics but in every phase of our college life, we
have striven to make this motto serve us. The pur-
pose of the Monogram Club is to recognize girls who
have shown an interest in sports, who have athletic
ability, and whose scholarship is high. Most im-
portant of all, the girls who are honored by member-
ship must be recognized as good sports in campus
life as well as on the field of play.
And then on a bright, not-too-cold Saturday will
Lefi io right: Nimmo, Keesee,
Clarke, Jeffries, Stevens, H.
Seward, Jarman, Mcllwaine,
come the announcement, "All those going on the
five-mile hike meet on the back porch at two o'clock."
Nothmg has been more fun than these Saturday
hikes — the long walk, and then buns and cakes
when we reached the end of the trail. The day of
color rush we always sponsor the sale of coca-colas,
as well as supply the cakes for the golf room.
Miss Her was our adviser and the following are
club officers: Chlotilde Jarman, president; Ruby
Adams, vice-president; Helen Jeffries, secretary and
treasurer. The members included Jean Clarke,
Myra Smith, Dot Fischer, Helen Mcllwaine, Sue
Owen, Shirley Stephens, Marjorie Nimmo, and
For the sake of individuality we had our Christmas
party in January and enjoyed it all the more for
celebrating out of season. Spring brought many
Saturday hikes, and a camping trip to Longwood.
We, who proudly wear our white sweaters and
blue and white emblems, feel a responsibility because
we have been chosen for our ideals of fair play and
Left to right: Gibson, Hughes.
Fischer, Walker, Dix, Ed-
mondson, Smith, Courier, Pier-
ponl, Nimmo. Pelticrew, Kee-
O start the official swimming season with
a bang, or rather, a splash, our club sponsored the
most spectacular water carnival since the opening of
the pool. The bleachers were filled to overflowing,
and the windows were box seats for many.
Lights were dimmed, and the spot light played on
ten Senior swimmers on the beach of an imaginary
ocean. Swimmers holding lighted candles swam
gracefully into lovely water designs. A tepee by a
glowing campfire welcomed a file of braves who
moved to the steady beat of an Indian tomtom. TTiey
had come to contest for the hand of the Indian
princess who was to be given in marriage to the finest
swimmer among the braves. They taxed their skill
with smooth strokes, graceful dives, endurance and
speed, to capture the hand of the beautiful dark-
skinned lass. One of the braves was chosen and
ceremoniously led off with his bride.
Then the lights brightened, to reveal sleeping
flowers all along the pool's edge. At one end
Grandma read Mother Goose tales to her small
grandson, who, with the reading of "Mary, Mary,
Quite Contrary" fell asleep to dream of "quite con-
trary Mary." The dream revealed Mary watering
the sleeping flowers and bringing them to life. The
water lilies moved, and to soft strains of music Fresh-
men swimmers formed intricate patterns in the water.
As the little boy awoke, the dream faded away.
First place went to the Juniors, who with green
and white balloons on each shoulder gave an ex-
hibition of diving, form swimming, and figure swim-
ming. A touch of comedy was added by the Junior
life-guard. After trying every phase of life-saving,
she eventually dived, fell into the pool, and was
rescued by her victim.
The officers are Sara Keesee, president, and Mary
Elizabeth Petticrew secretary and treasurer. The
members include the following: Rosa Courter, Mary
Sue Edmonson, Margaret Hughes, Helen Mc-
Ilwaine, Marjone Nimmo, Nancy Pierpont, Myra
Smith, Harriet Walker, and Eliza Wise.
Each year we sponsor a project in connection
with the Red Cross Service. A representative sent
from Washington offers Senior Life Saving and Ex-
aminer's courses. The telegraphic meet, held the
first week in March, resulted in a 24-24 tie between
Green-and-White and Red-and-White. The tele-
graphic meet brought to a close our contests, but
by no means did it end our hours of sport in the
E'VE had some long sessions this year,
but we've accomphshed much. The Student Stand-
ards Committee is composed of the heads of all
major organizations, two members elected from each
class, five faculty members, and one representative
from the Home Department. This group acts as a
clearing house between faculty, administration, and
student body in discussing certain problems set before
it by these groups.
This year, we finally got our dating system ar-
ranged in a more satisfactory way. The Freshman
and some Sophomores may entertain their dates in
the Recreational Hall, some Sophomores in what
was Junior Parlor, Juniors in what was Senior
Parlor, and Seniors in the much more convenient,
Cunningham Hall Parlor.
Members this year included Helen Reiff, Marie
Eason, Dorothy Eades, Marjorie Nimmo, Dorothy
Fischer, Isabel Williamson, Frances Alvis, Johnnie
Lybrook, Jane Powell, Jane Hardy, Helen Seward,
Ellen Royall, Elizabeth Anne Parker, Caroline
Eason, Rosalie Rogers, and Helen Lewis.
Faculty members were Miss Craddock, Miss
Bedford, Miss Her, Miss Camper, Miss Mary Clay
Hiner, Miss Draper, and Miss Royall.
We recommended to all organizations represented
in the Handbook, that they help bear the expense
of printing the Handbook- Formerly, the whole ex-
pense was borne by the three major organizations
alone. This plan was accepted and put into effect.
We had our first open Student Standards Meeting
this year, and it was so successful that we decided
to have one each year.
Helen Reiff served this year as chairman, and
Martha Whelchel as secretary.
Si'Hing, left to right: Reiff, Alvis, Powell, Se
Standing, hit to right: Eades, Nimmo, Willia
Royall, Whelchel, Lewis,
V^^ HE OLD GAVE PLACE TO THE NEW . . .
The spring of 1 940 was alive with the usual excitement caused by the appointments of the new publica-
tion heac]s, and the election of the major officers for 1 940-1 94 L For us "old girls" it meant one step closer to
graduation, and the end of a wonderful four years of
college — four years in which we had grown older in
many ways — in which our lives had been enriched by
association with classmates, friends, and faculty.
There was a certain feeling of sadness that overcame us
when giving up our duties became a reality, and we
were "has beens;" but in spite of that feeling each of
us harbored a little secret hope that we were leaving,
only physically speaking ... for we knew that our
thoughts would often turn to Farmville in future years,
and we hoped that our contribution had consisted of
more than just material things.
It was a matter of looking ahead for those of us
who were to be the incoming officers — ours was a feel-
ing of anticipation. We realized the seriousness and
the responsibility of the tasks that faced us, and we felt
inspired by the honor and the trust given us. We looked
back for example, and looked to the future with hope
Leji to right: Lybrook, Wil
Fischer. Eades, Eason
Left to right: Nelson, Moyer. Ellett.
Courier, Gibson, Wertz, Overbey
Lula Windham, Qu
merit and soon the Queen, her maid-of-honor,
and twenty-four attendants entered. The court
danced a pre-classic dance form, the stately
Galhade, in their stiff taffeta gowns. Then
came the tourneys and lively dances in homage
to the reigning beauty as she surveyed the
spectacle from her throne. The blithe contes-
tants danced a morris dance, a fierce tug-o'-war,
and a gay and bow-and-arrow dance.
The peasants, in comely colours, appeared
and presented for the queen a merry garlaunde
dance, in typical English style, their shining
garlaunde in the middle. The holiday was
made gladsome with the May Pole dance, as
the sprightly dancers weaved their streamers in
intricate pattern about the maypole. Newcastle
and Sellenger's Round were a climax of the
frivolity of the afternoon, as everyone joined in
The committees this year included the fol-
lowing: Essie Millner, chairman; Blair Goode
and Virginia PoUey, costuming; May Wertz,
music; Sara Keese, business; Dorothy Rollins,
properties and staging.
ARKE now, alle ye! For a long
tyme both ye custume been in Merry Engeland
to a — Maying goon." And so, the delight of
the year was presented, in true Old English
fashion on a May afternoon at Longwood. The
dell, cool and green in the spring stillness, was
the scene of revel, gay meeting, and the coro-
nation of a beauteous queen, Lula Wmdham.
Robin Hood and his merry band danced the
gay "Here's To" to open the day of merri-
May Day Committee: Rollins, Wertz, Millner, Ke^
Ma,d of Honor, Virginia Lee Pellis
May Pole Da
Robin Hood. Essie Millner
HE members of the Youth Cooperative
Movement of the Methodist Church, better known
on this campus as the Wesley Foundation, got off to
a wonderful start in September. Our organization
was started on this campus in 1 938 and works in co-
operation with other denominational groups and with
the Young Women's Christian Association.
We began this year with a delicious harvest sup-
per. After we had eaten our fill, we settled down
for our meeting. We made many plans for the year
and discussed many topics. Before we left, we all
joined in singing songs and laughing and talking to-
pressive ceremony followed as the candles were
handed down to the workers for the new year.
The year that has just passed is proof that the
candles have been kept bright and illuminating. Once
every month this group had charge of the regular
Sunday night service. We all worked together and
got up numerous plays, pageants, worship programs,
We have kept constantly before us this year as our
motto, "Let your light so shine before men that others
may see your good works and glorify your Father
which art in Heaven."
Elizabeth Anne Parker served this year as presi-
SlanJing, left lo right: German.
Overbuy, Dodson, Wahab,
SUling, left to right: Dr.
Walmsley, Eades, Parker,
Kilmon, Holl, Mayer
When the students first arrived in school, every-
one, especially the Methodist girls here at school and
the boys from Hampden-Sydney, were invited to a
little social "get-together" sponsored by the Wesley
Foundation. The program was so clever — we'll
never forget it. The refreshments made quite a hit,
and a lasting impression, too, as they always do in
college crowds. We all agreed that we should have
more of these "get-togethers."
On a Sunday night in October we held our
candle-light installation service. The new officers
accepted their duties and privileges, and a very im-
dent; Marjorie Holt, vice-president; Evelyn Bur-
ford, secretary; Fay Brandon, treasurer; Mildred
Harry, worship chairman; Mary Katherine Dodson
and Allene Overby, co-chairmen of recreation; Gene
Hardy Kilmon, chairman of church attendance;
Lillian Wahab and Lillian German, co-chairmen of
publicity, and Dot Eades, Betty Reid, and Charlotte
Gresham, executive committee-women. Dr. J. E.
Walmsley served as counselor for us.
This year Miss Hiner taught the college class at
the church. Jean Moyer was president of this class;
Doris Chesnut, vice-president; Rachel Kibler, sec-
retary; Libby West, treasurer; and Polly Hughes,
pianist. We also had a town class with Virginia
Simmons as president and Juanita Carson, secretary
and treasurer. This year was a very successful one,
and we feel that in the past years a stable foundation
has been laid for future growth.
IKE all young things, for it's just com-
pleting its fifth year, the Baptist Student Union on
our campus is growing rapidly in all its phases. Each
year it adds new phases of work and is now among
the leading unions of its kind in the South.
Our B. S. U. is a link between the campus and
the local church, and as such, it tries to serve the
two by uniting them. If you've ever been confined
in the infirmary for any length of time, you know
how eagerly one receives any letters or cards. Realiz-
ing this, we send cards to the girls who are sick in
We sponsor the Wednesday Night Friendship
Circle in the Y. W. Lounge. We really have some
fine discussions on different topics. When we dis-
cussed "Do You Believe in Miracles?" and "What
Are Idle Words?" we had some splendid opinions
expressed. A large delegation from Farmville at-
tended the state convention in Richmond in the fall.
The theme for the convention was, "Above All —
Marion Harden served this year as president of
the Baptist Student Union. Helping her, were our
enlistment chairman, Anna Maxey; our social chair-
man, Caralie Nelson; devotional chairman, Frances
Hudgins; secretary, Mary Louise Holland; treas-
urer, Dorothy E. Davis; chairman of music, Helen
Reiff; president of B. Y. P. U., Caralie Nelson;
president of Sunday School, Josie Lee Cogsdale;
chairman of publicity, Eugenia Ramsey; and re-
porter, Olivia Stephenson.
Standing, left to right: Hudgins, Holland, Maxey
Sealed, left to right: Davis, Cogsdale, Stephenson, Harden, Nels.
E all live in the region between the
"muddy Rappahannock and the broad Potomac
blue." It's the dearest spot on earth to all of us. Our
club was founded on October 1 4, 1 938, by a group
of enthusiastic girls from the Northern Neck. There
were only twelve of us at first, with Mr. French as
adviser and Mrs. Turnbull as sponsor. We had a
wonderful time last year and came back this year
eager to go on, but we were somewhat disappointed
when we arrived to find that only about half of our
roasts and spaghetti suppers Mr. French sponsored
m the cabm at Longwood. The night we had the
gorgeous oyster roast, everyone of us got homesick.
It just didn't seem right to be eating roasted oysters
anywhere but in the good old Northern Neck.
As Christmas drew near, we became more and
more excited in anticipation of the annual V. P.
I. — Farmville dinner and dance, the second of its
kind to be given. This occasion was initiated by these
two branches last year. It really was a gala affair
SiUing, left lo right: Haydon
Dawson, Moore, Burgwyn
Ware, J., Mitchell, Dew
Standing, left to right: Bellows
Mr. French, Tyler. Warner
Mrs. Turnbull, Ware, A.
original group was back at school. It wasn t long,
though, until we discovered, much to our delight,
that there were several transfers from Averett, Mary
Washington, and William and Mary College, and
quite a few new girls.
We admit that our aim is purely social, and we
do "socialize" and have a simply marvelous time.
Dr. and Mrs. Simpkins were very gracious when
they entertained us in their new home. Mrs. Turn-
bull has been wonderful about having us over to her
house for lovely informal teas. If we live to be a
hundred, we'll never forget those remarkable weiner
and proved to be one of the most outstanding events
of the year.
We didn't play all the time — nope! We wrote
many letters to various high schools in our vicinity,
urging the girls to choose Farmville as their Alma
Jo Ware led us this year as president; Flint
Moore, vice-president; Henrietta Dawson, secretary
and reporter; and Marian Mitchell, treasurer.
Members this year included: Anne Burgwyn,
Anne Ware, Jo Ware, Elizabeth Warner, Eliza-
beth Bellus, Marian Mitchell, Flynt Moore, Louise
Haydon, Nellie Dodson, Edna McNeal, Henrietta
Dawson, and Antoinette Dew.
We had such a good time playing together this
year that we are eagerly awaiting September so that
we can all get together agam. Maybe some of our
letters to prospective students will do some good!
-ACTLY" what should be said here is
hard to decide. To say that this year has been event-
ful would be putting it mildly, all of which is more
than probably a definite surprise to many.
There were many times when our activities were
somewhat hampered by unforseen conditions, never-
theless the ten of us managed to find many places
and hours in which we could gather and discuss . . .
well, just discuss! People wondered perhaps just
where these clandestine meetings were held . . . did
they ever stop to consider the clock tower of the
Library, or the roof of the swimming pool? We
often marveled at the lack of imagination of some
On several occasions the CHI banner proudly and
mysteriously watched over the crowd in Shannon's.
Never shall we forget the expressions on the faces of
that rare, inquisitive, and eager bunch of Freshmen
when they walked in the store on Founder's Day.
Well, it has been said many a time that here is a red
letter day in everyone's life. Wouldn't it be too bad
for anvorte to be disappointed?
In the more serious vein, and we were serious in
many cases — ours was an earnest desire to prevent
in some way any serious breach of the rules of the
school. There were criticisms, but usually by those
who only thought they knew.
We look back, with deep feeling, on a year of
good, clean fun, and understanding friendship.
Lcfl (o right: Stephens, Ke
ND they talk
about the glamour of the
newspaper business ! With
all the rush of reporting,
the minuteness of detail,
the drudgery of proof-reading, there is still a fasci-
nation that keeps us breathless until each week's
four pages are in type. For on those brief pages are
recorded actions, events, activities — our life, as we
move swiftly through the months of a school year.
Though the Rotunda is a weekly publication, the
job is by no means a weekly matter. Immediately
after one issue has been sent to press, in fact before
the printing of that issue, plans are formulated for
next week's issue. Then, while eight hundred and
twenty girls are reading the news of the week, twenty
reporters are meeting for their assignments for the
next week's publication. A temporary "dummy" is
formed, and plans made for variety of style. Then
we go through the old round of reporting and in-
vestigating, of selecting and discarding. And also
there's the tiny fear in the back of our minds that
we'll omit the most important feature. Each article
from the last minute notice about the Riding Club to
Top picture: Alvis, Edilor-in-Chief
Bollom picture: Blackwell, Business Ma
ger; Mr. Hollon. Faculty Adviser
Herald office, and that night we gather for the proof-
ing of the long "galleys" of material. Then, with
ruler and pencil, we bend our heads to the task of
completing the dummy sheets, adding a line here,
cutting out one there. The six-page issue which we
attempt at least twice monthly is the biggest trial of
all, since it requires literally three times as much
news. Pictures and cuts, too, are eternal problems,
since development and enlargement all take time.
Newspaperwomen tell us the headlining and make-
up constitute the most thrilling side of the job, and
the editorial on the second page has to be typed and
retyped until it's perfection itself.
Monday finds the departmental heads busy revis-
ing their material and assigning all last-minute news
which has "popped up." Then the typists begin
their busy pecking, and the copy is made ready for
the printer. Tuesday morning it leaves for the
we're ready to believe them, for nothing has proved
"I could walk to the Herald office with my eyes
closed" is the somewhat sad assertion of everyone
of us, for Wednesday is spent in a constant state of
hurry between the Rotunda and the Herald (speed
limit of a trip reputed at one minute and forty-five
seconds) . An omission of a line of print, or one per-
son's name — one missing link in the puzzle — is re-
sponsible for the warm reception and high reputation
of The Rotunda.
When it came to bringing in the best scoop of the
week, Helen Jeffries and Margaret Wright were the
people on whom we depended. Libby West handled
the social news or "who's going where this week-
end." Pat Gibson and Boo Barham were appropri-
ately in charge of the Sports Column, and features
were written by Bernice Copley and Dot Rollins.
Mickey Beck was in charge of the news staff, and
It was a common ocurrence for Anna Johnson to
rush in breathlessly with that last minute news. The
Cock twins assisted all of us in our work.
We're very proud of the new features which were
added just recently. "Snoopin' Sue," who lets us
know what the stay-at-homes are doing with their
week-ends, is the latest addition. "Gleanings," by
Johnny Lybrook, is a column of world events which
has proved a great success. The staff as a whole has
worked together beautifully all year, and the long
hours in the office have been more than repaid by the
success of each week's edition. There were times
when we thought we'd never make it by six o'clock
on Wednesday, but in the end the seemingly im-
possible has been accomplished. We've worried and
torn hair on that fatal day to insure the fresh copies
which appear in the dining hall, complete with the
Collegiate Digest. With sighs of relief we saw our
"public" delve in "Echoes."
Top picture, left io right: Barham, Gibson. Rollins,
Middle picture, left to right: Ferguson, Carlton,
Bottom picture, left io right: West, Chesnut, Jeffries,
Frances Alvis and Lucy Blackwell traveled to
Des Moines for the convention in October. Into the
week's trip was packed all the business, information
gathering, and good fun that could be had. They
told us that there were over five hundred delegates
present, representing every part of the United States.
In November nine of us attended the Virginia Inter-
collegiate Press Association meeting held in Wash-
ington. An added attraction of the trip was the
station wagon, complete with the Hampden-Sydney
Tiger staff, in which we traveled.
With all its back-aching, hair-tearing experiences,
editing a newspaper is the most educative, well-
rounded, and informative activity on campus.
a moment's peace — no
sooner was last years
Virginian in the hands
of the students than we
had our heads together, over the deep dark plot of
"What shall next year's theme be?" Ideas flowed
thick and fast, and suddenly we saw light.
The formal copy, stereotyped design, and stilted
phraseology of successive years was well enough, but
too familiar. And so the inspiration . . . why not
write a story of the year with the blessed informality
of a diary? Instead of the impersonal third person
for page after page, we wanted to write about us.
Our year, from the first hint of gold in the maples
across the way, to the last May morning of sunburn-
ing on the roof, was what we remembered and con-
veyed on each page. Not organizations and statistics
for our story, but happenings — the memory of suc-
cessive days — will live for us.
The cover was designed in a row boat on Long
Island Sound ! All summer the idea grew, and hasty
notes were scratched down, which in the fall became
valuable material for the layout. The first sight on
opening day was Issie atop the Greyhound Bus
Terminal. Moss was in a perpetual furor, using all
the film in sight for those first day impressions.
Mr. Brightman was much in demand those days,
and his fleeting visits meant everything. There were
hurried conferences, experiments, scrawled sugges-
tions, in the eternal business of laying out the book.
Top group, lefl to right. ■ Moss,
Photographic Editor; Hatcher,
Assistant Photographic Editor;
.'\yers. Assistant Photographic
Bottom group, left to right: Wertz,
Literary Editor; Ellett, Assistant
Editor; Eason. McGinnis, Liter-
A story in continuity presented complications — exact
word-count, exact spacing, an exactness which we
thought would drive us mad.
Pictures were begun the first week in October, and
we soon realized that informality of pose could be
just as vexatious as exactitude of arrangement. We
racked our brains for every possible spot on the cam-
pus for pictures, and the new Library saved the day.
We were anxious for every shot to be an action shot,
in our rebellion against that smiling semi-circle of
posing figures. Tommy Daniels and the other photo-
graphers caught our mood, and together we figured,
and lavished film on our new notion.
Our ingenuity knew no limits, and we decided to
give an Annual dance on January 20. Perry and
Dot planned elaborate crepe paper yearbooks and
Annuals for years back lined the walls of the gym-
nasium that night. Then, in May, after the last
deadline had stared us in the face, we gave our
annual banquet in the tea room.
Top group, left lo righl: Peery, McCorkle, .Associate Editors;
Miss Foster, Literary Adviser
Bottom group, left lo right: Smith, Art Editor; Miss Bedford,
Art Adviser; Rollins, Assistant Art Editor
These are scenes engraved indelibly on each of
us: Isabel waving her ruler over the layout. Moss
smearing glue liberally on herself and the pictures,
Sally saying "We have 497 now," May and Jane
stalking their victims in the dining hall, "We've got
to have that Cotillion write-up by dinner," and Perry
and Dot, deep in conference with Miss Bedford over
tiny nonsensical drawings.
And it all went up in flames. We watched every
plan, write-up, layout, and treasured scrap burn, in
a bonfire by the tennis courts, after the publication
of the '40 yearbook.
Top group, left lo right: Mr. McCorkle,
Bottom group, left lo right: Dunlap,
Typist; Lucy, Assistant Typist
UR magazine is
next to the oldest publica-
tion on the campus! It was
first published in the year
1905 and was then called
The Voice. Since this time it has had many and
varied titles, shapes, sizes, and periods of publica-
tions. At different times it was called The Guidon,
The Focis, The Farmville Quarterly Review, and
finally it was changed to its present name. Our
Colonnade of today is quite different from the mag-
azine of former years. We have changed the name
and size; we have added a humor section and illus-
trations for our stories.
The four issues of last year's Colonnade were
entered in the contest of the Virginia Inter-collegiate
Press Association and won honorable mention. We
were proud, too, because we tied with the University
This past year, we again published four issues of
the Colonnade. During the fall we sponsored a short
story contest and offered a prize of five dollars to
the winner taking first place and three dollars to the
girl taking second place. We got a wonderful re-
Top picture : Lybrook, Editor-i
Seated, left to right: Barb(
Typist : Rosenberger, Busir
Manaager; Mr. Coyner. F
Jack Cock third prize for her "From a Magnolia
For a while, the magazine of the college was not
included in the student fund, and each girl had to
pay for her copy. It's much nicer, now, to walk into
the dining room and see ten bright covers at every
table. It's much easier on our pocketbooks, too!
Dr. Francis B. Simpkins' article in the January
issue on "Teacher Training and Culture" created
quite a stir among the members of our faculty. He
wrote on the great problem of inefficiency in teacher-
training schools and offered his solution to the
Standing, left to right:
Carr, Assistants on
sponse and received some fine stories. The five dol-
lars went to Ernestine Meacham, a Junior, for her
story "Entrance Into Life." Shall we ever forget it?
Nancy Saunders, a Freshman, won second place
and three dollars for her "Turning Wheel," and
The covers of our Colonnades this year were un-
usually gay and very interesting. Our first issue had
a picture of the new library, showing the main en-
trance, pillars, and clock. The building was com-
pleted in August, 1939, at a cost of $120,000 and
has a capacity of 1 00,000 books. The picture was
taken by Mr. Mac of the science department, our
official college photographer.
In the January issue, we repeated the story "I,
Peter Ellyson," by Phillip Cook, a student at the
University of Richmond. It was a gruesome tale,
indeed, and we are not sure yet that we quite under-
stand just exactly what it was all about.
Harriet Cantrell was given honorable mention in
the short story contest for the unusual tale, "Work
of Art." Hattie ought to keep up the good work —
she could go places! She won the Beorc Eh Thorn
prize last year for her superb story, "Police Call."
Mary Mahone's "The Knave Wins" in the Jan-
uary issue was a ballad that we shall always re-
member. Mary has been a faithful contributor for
a long time. In November, Mary's "Blessed Be the
Tie That Binds" was published. It really touched
Bess Windham, one of our poetry editors, wrote
many and varied verses this past year. Remember
her fragment —
"You need a temple to stand by,
and Pigeons' wings:
We had so much fun reading the "Chips" picked
up by different persons. Especially did we like the
S.T.C. boners from exam papers because they hit
so close home — Anonymous was a noted Greek
author. A hamlet is an English breakfast dish con-
sistmg mainly of eggs and ham cooked together. A
myth is a female moth. Sediment is what you feel
for somebody you love. A socialist is a man who
goes to parties all the time.
Johnny Lybrook served as editor of our Colon-
nade this year. Helen Reiff was literary editor and
Top group: Lilerary Slaff; stanjins;. left lo rlghl:
Overbey. Hudgins. Jolliffe. Jeffries; sealed, left to
right: Reiff, Dr. Simpkins, Windham
Middle group: Art Staff; standing: Radspinner;
seated, left to right: MacKenzie,' Morris, Hurff,
had as her assistants, Allene Overbey and Mary
Jane Jolliffe. Bess Windham was poetry editor with
Dorothy Wright and Frances Hudgins assisting her.
Helen Jeffries was our book review editor. Theo-
dosia MacKenzie was art editor and had as her
assistants, Katherine Radspinner and Mildred Morris.
Anne Hurff was our photographer. Our business
manager was Jane Rosenberger, and she had Yates
Carr and Mary Owens West assisting her. Lois
Barbee was our typist. Serving on the faculty com-
mittee were Mr. J. M. Grainger, chairman; Miss
Jennings, Miss Taliaferro, Miss Craddock, Miss
Booton, Mr. Coyner, and Dr. Simpkins.
The work has been fascinating, and our satis-
faction and pride at each new edition truly justifiable.
For into each issue has gone the best of the school's
talent, the best of creative ability, on a level of out-
Bottom group: Miss Taliafe
Miss Booton, Faculty Advise
Left io righl: Purdum, Fahr, Mr. French, Slevenson, Atkinson
IME has really flown — three short quarters in which we
have hardly had time to realize that we are really upperclassmen !
There are so many things to remember — Mr. French just about
finished us when he brought twenty pounds of candy to our Christmas
party, and we ate our way through layer after layer. Then our
annual class party — an oyster supper at Longwood.
Ruth Lea has been the finest of presidents again this year, with
Esther Atkinson as vice-president, Boonie Stevenson as secretary,
and Betty Fahr as treasurer.
It's hard to believe that we are ready to take over our biggest
responsibilities — that members of our class are major officers, and
ours is the honor and privilege of marching to the Alma Mater.
Louise Applewhite Esther Atkinson Carol Lee Averitt
Charlotte Avery Dorothy Bailey Alice Leigh Barham Anne Benton
Nancy Goode Bland Carmen Booth
Anne Renolds Cock Jack Cock
Anne L. Cocks
Thelma Courtney Mary Louise Cox Martha Crawley
Susie Pearl Crocker Dorothy Sue Crumley Rachel DeBerry
Dorothy Dawley Nan Duer
Mary Sue Edmonson Frances Ellett
Anne Lee Gardner Anna George
Elizabeth Glasgow Marjorie Gooden Gene Grabeel
Elizabeth Hillsman Nancy Hopkins
Virginia Howell Ruby Hubble
Emma May Hutchinson Julia Hutchinson Betty Jackson
Mary Jane Jolliffe Mattie Jolly
Roberta Latture Florence Lee
Mary Hille McCoy Madge McFall
Judith Marshall Mary Alice Marshall Mary Mauney
Dorothy Menefee Genevieve Moody Jean Moyer
Edith Nunnally Alma Oakes
Ruth Lea Purdum Evelyn Quillin
Mary Gray Thompson Pearl Thompson
Evelyn Thorington Lucy Tucker
Roberta Wheeler Martha Whelchel Forrestine Whitaker Patricia Whitlock
Elsye Berry Yates Anna Young
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. . . r//£yV SUDDENLY IT WAS OUR YEAR
Lefi to right: Hardaway, Powell, Eades, Miss Bedford, Wis
OUR years . . . practically a lifetime of
matriculations; schedules; classes; labs; meetmgs;
exams; dreaded quarters of teaching; blue slips;
pink slips; deans lists; elections; bull sessions; work;
play; laughter; tears . . .
When we think back, it seems impossible that all
those have been crowded into our busy, rushed lives.
Can we ever forget that day in September, 1936,
when we found ourselves standing in the Rotunda —
bewildered, excited, a little afraid of all the strange-
ness that we saw. In our new fall clothes we were
ready to make an impression, and ended by being
ourselves very much impressed by everyone we met.
There has always been one famous " boner "
pulled by every freshman class and ours was cer-
tainly no exception. One fan- member entered the
dinmg room that first day and established herself
with calm satisfaction at the most convenient table —
Miss Mary's! Then there was one of us who didn't
intend to come to college for four years because of
matrimonial prospects . . . her schedule for the first
quarter proudly showed in bold letters, "Sociology
407" . . . the marriage course! And there was poor
Mildred Harry who left her evening shoes in Pros-
spect and had ghastly visions of attending the Big
Sister-Little Sister Reception in saddle shoes!
At first we were just so many loose ends, but
after we elected Jane Powell, president, and Miss
RUBY ARETTA ADAMS
3604 Decatur St., Richmond, Virginia
LOUISE BAIRD ALLEN
MAUDE FRANCES ALVIS
3407 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg, Virginia
VIVIAN MAE ANDERSON
817 Beverly St., Covington, Virginia
LOIS JOHNSON BARBEE
MARGARET ANNE BILLUPS
Route 4, Box 19, Norfolk, Virginia
LUCY STEPTOE BLACKWELL
ELLEN GIBSON BO WEN
Bedford, classman . . . together with Martha Seitz,
Harriette Vaden, and Dot Eades as our other of-
ficers, we were ready to start our college years as a
united class. Rat Week drew us even closer together
with its black stockings, upward swept hair and red-
circled mouths. The relentless sophomores had a
mania for making us tap dance, do "snake hips,"
and "sign off" on our knees on the steps m the Ro-
tunda. When the reign of terror was over we settled
down to a more comfortable existence.
Politicans of all descriptions, movie stars, and
celebrities belonging to sometimes unclassifiable
types — congregated m freshman Circus stunt for
a political convention. The highlight of that evening
for us was having our Johnny Lybrook co-queen of
the Circus. Proud of her? We couldn't sit still !
Close upon the heels of the Circus came the water
carnival with the Class of '40 slowly but surely
establishing a reputation for wild, crazy perform-
Color Rush and the hockey games sent our spirits
soaring. We proved our ability on the hockey field
by beating the Sophomores. As we tossed our rat
caps into the air in the moment of victory, we realized
that we had outgrown them, and the worst was over.
Third Floor Main was the storm center that year.
We congregated in Cleo's room to make candy, and
play hearts far into the night; had great sessions while
NANCY HALL BRYANT
AGNES DINWIDDIE BUCHANAN
328 Florence Ave., Waynesboro, Virginia
ELIZABETH McCLUNG BUNDY
307 Mallory Ave., Hampton, Virginia
MARY EVELYN BURFORD
VIRGINIA MILDRED CALLIS
Soles, Mathews, Virginia
MARGARET ANNE CARR
916 Carter Road, Raleigh Court,
ANITA MILDRED CARRINGTON
the candy cooked in the bathtub ! A memorable ex-
ample of such occasions was the night that Prince, in
a playful mood, attributed Miss Mary's bathrobe
(at the time on Miss Mary) to "Izzie," and placed
a generous "whack" thereon! Never before had we
believed in those myths about winged feet !
Other unforgettable experiences include the "Wa-
terloo" with the Black Widows. All of third floor
Main . . . Helen Hoyer, Billups, Susie, Cleo, plus
"Nimmo" and others, sat in the hall till the wee
small hours, waiting for the Black Widows to ac-
cept the challenge. Remember those signs that we
tacked all over the walls? . . . "WELCOME
BLACK WIDOWS! PUNCH AND KICKS
SERVED FROM TWO TO SIX A. M." Of
course one of the members of the famed organization
was right in the big middle of all our conversations
and plans . . . but we continued unsuspectmgly !
Trouble or mischief found a breeding place on
that hall. The bell rope was cut one night, and to
cap the climax, Susie, along with Ginna Jarman paid
a heavy penalty for takmg the Chi sign off the front
of Shannon's! Never let it be said that originality
didn't pop up in all forms! One crowd of us even
went to the midnight show and afterwards stayed on
campus for eight weeks.
The big event of our freshman year, however, was
the Production. We still claim the honor of having
DORIS RAY CHESNUT
92 3 J/2 Dacian Avenue
Durham, North Carohna
JEAN SCOTT CLARKE
ELIZABETH ANN CLINE
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
HELENE ALBINE CLINE
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
Route 4, Richmond, Virginia
JOSIE LEE COGSDALE
BERNICE LUCILLE COPLEY
2115 Hanover Ave., Richmond, Virginia
started something new and different — S. T. C.'s
first night spot — "Club Manhattan." There were
refreshments at Httle tables around the floor; a
hilarious floor show; and dancing to soft music after-
wards. Entertaining us in the floor show were
Hattie Vaden, song and dance man; Virginia Lee
Pettis, torch singer; the piano team of Hatcher and
Hardy; the tango dancers, Macon Raine and May
Bates, and many, many others. We often still think
about the sophistication of "Club Manhattan" and
the festive scene agamst the background of the
Metropolitan sky line.
All during the year there were many incidents that
have been safely tucked away m the corners of our
memories. We shall never forget Jane Powell lead-
ing us through that first year, and always with her
was that inevitable red pocketbook!
Spring was here and with it came elections. The
spirit of the class soared to greater heights the night
Jane was re-elected president, and the class snake-
danced all over the front campus, led by Jane
perched precariously on the shoulders of two hus-
The year was at an end — summer intervened, but
in September we came back eager and ready to
start anew. Then we were sophomores. No longer
lowly ourselves, we lorded it over the meek little
rats, and invented new and tortuous devices for their
LAURA NELL CRAWLEY
MARY LOUISE CUNNINGHAM
DOROTHY DADE DAVIS
Raccoon Ford, Virginia
DOROTHY ELIZABETH DAVIS
Box 1 069, Richmond, Virginia
JANE FRANCES DUDLEY
SALLY KERR DUNLAP
Route 1 , Lexington, Virginia
SUDIE DOUGHTY DUNTON
mortification. We couldn't accustom ourselves to
the idea that we could go down town at anytime of
the day, and we stopped jumping whenever anyone
spoke to us. The Breakfast Club was established,
and we met in Shannon's every morning to drink
coffee, and talk. With being sophomores came the
lovely, superior feeling of knowing that we weren't
really supposed to throw our laundry over the Ro-
tunda every Monday morning, or mail our letters in
the slot in the Registrar's office.
'Twas in 1937 that Gym Hall became stomping
ground of the "Sweet Darlings" — a rare organiza-
tion they were, and most capable. Don't you re-
member, they all later became president of some-
Another rare occasion that year was the Christmas
party with Miss Bedford and the whole class gath-
ered in the lounge, singing carols and joining in all
manner of merriment and reminiscing, while Santa
Claus Fischer distributed presents.
Of course, we redecorated "Club Manhattan"
for a gala reopening. Most of the same talent was
present and there were many added attractions. Liza
and Hattie brought down the house with their sing-
ing of "Sipping Cidar Through a Straw." Can't
you still see those rollin' eyes? A new degree of
suavity was attained with Lula and Izzie dancing to
the accompaniment of that dreamy "Night and
MARIE GARY EASON
2614 Lamb Ave., Richmond, Virginia
DOROTHY A. WARWICK EADES
237 Rosalind Ave., So. Roke.,
LAURA BEULAH ETTENGER
Merry Point, Virginia
508 Avon Road, Roanoke, Virginia
DOROTHY LINA FISCHER
Main Street, East Islip, New York
Day" chorus, and many of us still talk about that
rare Hula number led by our hula queen, Phil
Throughout the year, we found our class still
united, yet spreading into many and varied channels
— Dramatic Club plays, athletics, publication work,
and all the innumerable pastimes that to some gradu-
ally became a very strong interest and work. Bull
sessions cannot be done justice by merely mentioning
them, but we well remember those of our number
who became unrivaled experts at that sport.
Before we knew it, our mterests were becommg
more highly specialized, and spring elections founft
members of the class in prominent places. It could
not be denied — life was moving rapidly, and we
faced the knowledge that we were no longer under-
classmen. We had accomplished much. Some of us
regretted the quick passage of two wonderful years;
yet we found a new and undefinable feehng in an-
ticipating the new and bigger opportunities that lay
open to us.
Many of us were little sisters that year, and some
experienced for the first time staying at college for
graduation. Our honor students were among those
in prominent places at the commencement exercises,
and that showed us wherein our classmates were
proving themselves proficient in all phases of college
life — academic, extra-curricular, and social.
MARTHA JANE FLANAGAN
206 Second Ave., Farmville, Virginia
IRENE BANE FRANCIS
White Gate, Virginia
OLLIE GRAHAM GILCHRIST
6300 Richmond Place, Norfolk, Virginia
VIRGINIA BLAIR GOODE
Chase City, Virginia
KATHERINE NELSON GRAY
ELIZABETH JANE GREIG
MARTHA MEADE HARDAWAY
MARION LEE HARDEN
We returned in the fall of '38 — Juniors. Some
proudly carted bag and baggage to Cunningham
Hall, and established residence. The stronghold of
the class, however, and the scene of much activity
was second floor annex. There the "Sweet Darl-
ings" again held sway, and the early hours of the
mornings found Billups, in a veritable Lady Mac-
beth condition, groping her way up and down the
hall to wake her "charges." Beds, then, were per-
sonalized, bearing the name, or rather, the alias of
the owner in white letters on the headboards.
It was nice to be able to mail our letters and pack-
ages in the post-office downtown, and to entertain
our dates in the Junior parlor. Other than that, it
was the same old familiar routine. There was a
strange emptiness when we talked of the old girls
who had left. We were gradually reaching the point
where there were no upperclassmen to whom we
looked for examples and guidance. The regret,
though, was many times thrown to the four winds as
we squealed over those that came back for visits.
There was a certain warm little feeling of satisfac-
tion, too, in saying, "Now, when I was a freshman."
In the fall, we, for the first time, felt a new and
different sort of pride when Alpha Kappa Gamma
recognized three members of the class of '40 — the
tap service that day showed Jane Powell, Martha
Meade, and Isabel as new members. Then, in the
JANE ELIZABETH HARDY
MILDRED LANSDALE HARRY
204 S. Main St., Suffolk, Virginia
GERALDINE MAE HATCHER
Route 1 , Box 476, Salem, Virginia
DOROTHY MAXINE HAWKS
RUBY LEE HENDERSON
MARY LOUISE HOLLAND
R. F. D. L Holland, Virginia
HAZEL JUANITA HOLMES
Union Level, Virginia
winter, Marie, Dot Eades, Dot Fischer, Frances
Alvis, Marge Nimmo, and Helen Reiff were
The production for our Junior year featured
"Hattie's Syncopaters," a hot swing band that got
all types of music from their "Bazookas." Those
white, white eyes staring, and rolling against the back-
ground of black grease paint brought down the house.
Dot Fischer was "Cap'n Henry," the title of the
production being "Cap'n Henry's Showboat." And
the result was complete in every detail, even to the
gentle rocking of the huge boat! (Do you suppose
the audience really guessed that those stormy waves
were none other than fits of hilarity on the part of
Liza, who was supporting that part of the scenery?)
We've had our share of surprises, but the looks
on the faces of the cast of our prize winning Junior
"sing" will long be remembered. Never was any
program more extemporaneous. That atrocious look-
ing boat made from the upside - down table, and
the pink bed spread; the mad rush around the dining
room at supper to pick up six members of the cast . . .
Their only directions being "Come to the auditorium
right after supper and bring some blankets and suit-
cases." Columbus finally landed in America after
five or ten minutes of a harrowing voyage ... ; he
was greeted by the reception committee of "Indian"
photographers, postcard peddlers, and what not ; and
ROSEMARY WESLEY HOWELL
1009 Elm St., Hopewell, Virginia
HELEN ELIZABETH HOYER
93 Hampton Roads Avenue
VERA HELEN JACOBS
20! Nelson St., Williamsburg, Virginia
MARGARET EDMONDS JAMES
Kendall Giove, Virginia
MARY CHLOTILDE JARMAN
MARY HELEN JEFFRIES
ANNA BROWN JONES
the "dramer" ended when Columbus discovered
Pocahontas in the "booshes." Perhaps the chmax of
the evening was Marie's appearance as the blond,
gum-chewing Indian receiving the prize!
Carefree days were soon over for many of us.
Spring and elections were with us again. We were
incoming Seniors; ours was the responsibility of
carrying on the work of those who were leaving.
Mane Eason was president of the Student Body ;
Marge Nimmo became House Council president;
Dot Eades was to head Y. W. C. A. ; and Dot
Fischer, the A. A. Isabel took over the job of edit-
ing the Virginian, with Sally Dunlap as business
manager; Johnny Lybrook, and Jane Rosenberger
were chosen to head the Colonnade as editor and
business manager; and Frances Alvis, editor, with
Lucy Blackwell, business manager, began their
weekly task of putting out the Rotunda.
Another A. K. G. tap service found Liza and
Johnny Lybrook among those receiving this recogni-
Senior Chapel that year was for us a beginning . .
With tears in our eyes, and reminiscent hearts, we
sat listening to the seniors of '39 bid their last fare-
well. Marching under the arch of their caps we ac-
cepted the Alma Mater and the accompanying trust
Our serenade to the seniors that night had all the
SARA BELLE KEESEE
ELIZABETH ANN KENT
MABEL ELLEN McLAIN
St. Stephens Church, Virginia
MARTHA STRAIN McCORKLE
203 First Ave., Farmville, Virginia
MARY ARMISTEAD MAHONE
7188 Adams St., Petersburg, Virginia
311 Bridge St., Farmville, Virginia
outward signs of a cheery good-bye . . . remember
those huge green and white bows on the columns of
the new building, and the songs that we composed in
that rare and rushed session on first floor Cunning-
ham? . . . But without admitting it to each other, we
sensed that each member of the Class of '40 was
wondenngly facing a new and bigger part of college.
Then, suddenly, it was our year. We were at the
helm, and it frightened us to think of the people and
things that depended on us.
It took us fully a week to settle down to this busi-
ness of going to school ! Little did others realize that
the worn and haggard looks which we soon acquired
were not from hard work, but from running to our
building every free minute of the day. Imagine!
showers, new fluffy white blankets on our beds,
"study" rooms, a lovely kitchen, and a parlor that
would be the envy of even the editor of "Better
Homes and Gardens"! Second floor of the new
building was a real community. In fact it was the
"early bird" who got the pick of the dishes and pots
and pans for those wonderful breakfasts of coffee
and toast before classes.
Sunday morning breakfasts were the essence of
"hommess." The table was complete even to that
blue checked table cloth, and we had a centerpiece
now and then, when some more attractive one had a
corsage that was m the "ready-to-be-torn-up" stage!
MYRTLE FRANCES MARTIN
Dry Fork, Virginia
OCTAVIA ANNA MAXEY
ESSIE ROBETTA MILLNER
315 52nd St., Newport News, Virginia
MARY WALKER MITCHELL
LORANA TILLMAN MOOMAW
1608 Chapman Ave., Roanoke, Virginia
NANCY WARD MOSS
NELLIE KATHRYN NEWMAN
1 10 Grove St., Farmville, Virginia
MARJORIE LOIS NIMMO
101 Brewer Ave., Suffolk, Virginia
Football season nearly caused strife because no one
could devour a morsel in peace until "Tee" had read
scores and shown pictures to every member present.
After our installation service, no seniors could
have been prouder than we, when we marched into
chapel on Fridays m our caps and gowns. There
was almost pathos in Essie's tone that first Friday
when she wailed, "I'm just not the type for these
'Twill be many a year before we forget the funny,
crazy things we did in that building, or the times that
we talked about life in general so far into the night
that we could hardly speak for yawning.
Nicknames seem to thrive at Farmville, but we
know of none other than "The Madam" that has been
the inspiration for a song . . . and what a song ! It has
been brought forth on every occasion, now and then
to the "Madam's" embarrassment, but always with
a lusty enjoyment by "the members of the chorus."
Senior dignity was nowhere to be found the night
of Polley's birthday. First, all spirits, and quite a
few imaginations, were refreshed with no end of
good food, and then came the light ... the sparklers !
Even the Madam was busy assuring us that the
"authorities" were out of town for the week-end,
when the "authorities" appeared at the head of the
stairs. At least it saved "Miss Allen" from a call
down, for her blood curdling yells and her pursuit of
MILDRED ROSE OWEN
VIRGINIA SUE OWEN
South Boston, Virginia
LOUISE A. PALMER
Merry Point, Virginia
CATHERINE HALL PEERY
VIRGINIA LEE PETTIS
212 South Linden St., Richmond, Virginia
MARGARET MASON PIERCE
VIRGINIA ANN POLLEY
FRANCES BLAND POPE
the terrified "Tee" were cut short. But, oh, the
Madam's face !
Again abandoning our dignity to the tune of "The
Old Apple Tree" we gave a riotous (rve thought so,
anyway) performance m our cucus stunt. As usual
the wigs played an important part, and those wooden
shot guns nearly made gun molls out of all of us be-
fore practices were over. Of course we laughed so
hard at our own antics that we nearly wrecked the
whole evening. Who could look serious when
Katherine Wood skidded wildly over the floor in her
death scene? The climax of it all, though, was
"Maury," sliding down that rope with her "rebel
yell" resounding through the entire gym.
It was something of a shock to reahze that our
days of giving productions were over, but our Senior
Dance was full compensation for anything. Kitty
Roberts was back to lead the figure, and all in all it
was a gala occasion with all the seniors in white dresses.
Before we knew it was, the first quarter was over,
and some of the more fortunate souls had even fin-
ished their teaching. Razzing was no word for the
punishment that Ollie Graham got when she appear-
ed with a "straight A" report.
Christmas holidays seemed short, so eager were
we to get back into the swing of things. January
brought with it the usual round of excitement, but
all eyes were turned to Mardi Gras in February. We
JANE BUFFIN POWELL
341 La Salle Ave., Hampton, Virginia
MARY CARRINGTON POWER
5 1 7 Locust Ave., Charlottesville, Virginia
Box 292, San German, Porto Rico
HELEN DOROTHY REIFF
1 08 Lansdowne Court, Lansdowne, Pa.
MABEL LUCILLE RICHESON
JANE LOUISE ROSENBERGER
121 Peyton St., Winchester, Virginia
625 Carolina Ave., Norfolk, Virginia
AGNESS VIRGINIA SALE
21 7 Custis St., Crewe, Virginia
all agreed that we had never seen Essie look lovelier
than she did that night as queen. We were certainly
The winter quarter got away from us somehow,
and Founder's Day was here agam. In the pageant
on Saturday morning the seniors were well represent-
ed as heads of organizations. With Marie, as Joan
of Arc, and Dot Eades acting as giftorian, the theme
of the occasion centered around school activities. Be-
sides the major officers, among those taking part
were Shirley Stephens, president of the Dramatic
Club; Martha Meade, president of Alpha Kappa
Gamma; Billups, president of Kappa Delta Pi;
Doris Chesnut, president of Pi Gamma Mu; Mar-
ion Shelton, president of Beoic Eh Thorn, and
The basketball game with Madison Friday night
was a disappomtment as far as the score was con-
cerned, but we watched Cleo play her last game of
a brilliant four years of basketball, and this among
other things brought us closer to the end.
Our senior year was no unusual record of athletic
prowess in class games, but the biggest surprise of our
"career" in the sports world came the last day of the
class basketball tournament, when our team com-
posed partially of unpracticed novices beat the jun-
iors . . . our only victory in the contest !
Major elections and the installations following
ELIZABETH LeSUEUR SCALES
348 54th St., Newport News, Virginia
PAULINE HAMILTON SCOTT
RUBY MARION SHELTON
Chase City, Virginia
MARY SUE SIMMONS
KEITH MARSHALL SMITH
1220 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Virginia
MYRA ELIZABETH SMITH
made us irrevocable "has beens." Seeing others take
our places was in some sense a relief, but it made
things seem frighteningly final, and underlying our
gay, carefree life in the spring there was a feeling of
sadness at leaving it all behind.
May Day was as beautiful as ever. Lula made a
lovely queen — and Pudge as maid-of-honor — with
other Seniors m the court — it was a dazzling spec-
The night before the annual came out, we eagerly
watched the Chi bonfire which exposed to us the
identity of our classmates in the "order" — we had
guessed about them for three years now . . . some of
them we knew but we admitted then that some of
those faces in the f irehght came as a surprise !
We cannot say that our college years ended sud-
denly ... all through this past year there have been
occasions and times that were "last times" for us, and
we knew that it was nearly over. Memories of the
years hold special meanings to each of us . . . per-
haps memories of our last year are newer, but there
are others that will live long. We shall remember
even the little trivial things — stopping on the hall to
tease "Pudge"; listening to "Bean's" worries about
the choir; having late coffee with Kaki, Phil, Susie,
and Cleo; roaring with laughter at the madhouse
across the hall in which "O.G.", "Bill", "Moo",
and "H. Wood" held sway; trying to pry Rotunda
EOLINE PERR^•E SMITH
2 I 1 W. Walnut Street
Goldsboro, North Carolina
VIRGINIA LOUISE SMITH
1510 Call St., Richmond. Virginia
SHIRLEY ANN STEPHENS
241 East 40th St., Norfolk, Virginia
MARY CATHERINE STURGIS
ETHEL LORRAINE SWINGLE
R. F. D. No. 3, Petersburg, Virginia
HARRIETTE SPENCER VADEN
1502 Confederate Ave., Richmond, Virginia
AGNES YOUNG WAGSTAFF
"scoops" out of Frances Alvis and Helen Jeffries
while Dot and Emil coaxed us on ; chatting about
Annapolis with Sara and Lula, and trying to help
the "Madam" in her struggles to get Liza in bed;
chatting with Policy, and tickling "Miss Allen";
stopping down the hall for a cigarette with Moss;
getting involved in a bridge game with Essie and
"Tee"; giggling over all manner of things with Kent
and Margaret James; running down for a talk with
Blair and Hattie; or boosting low spirits in one of
those rare sessions with "Maury" and Shirley; chas-
ing Ruby Adams to give her an order; dropping in
on late bull sessions with Johnny, Marguerite, Hel-
en Hoyer, Pope, and Bernice . . . and a myriad of
other incidents far too numerous to mention.
To write a story of our years here is not for one
person or even a small group of people to do. For
each individual, college holds its own meanings, ac-
complishments, joys, sorrows, and highlights . . . and
we know that for each member of the Class of '40
her story is indelibly written in her nimd and heart.
V.^e have grown in many ways . . . through classes
and associations with our teachers we have fitted
ourselves intellectually for broader development;
through life in the school we have developed a moral
integrity, and a democracy of thought. Through
life we shall carry these, but with them we have also
acquired an invaluable knowledge — we have begun
JEAN SHIELDS WATTS
709 7th St., S. E., Roanoke, Virginia
BETTY PORTER WEBB
304 High St., Blackstone, Virginia
ELIZABETH PENN WILKINSON
ISABEL HOLMES WILLIAMSON
601 Pine St., Farmville, Virginia
LULA ROUSE WINDHAM
1678 Berkeley Ave., Petersburg, Virginia
ELIZA WARWICK WISE
I 03 Chesterfield Road, Hampton, Virginia
EVELYN HAGOOD WOLTZ
401 Wycliffe Ave., S. R.
to know ourselves and to know people in the broadest
sense of the word . . . "Friends we have grown."
Four years have given each of us through contact
with our friends, cherished bits of that which we may
call our philosophy of life. In leaving, we feel that
no knowledge could make us happier than that some-
where, in the heart of a friend, each of us has left
some small part of herself, her ideas, her thoughts,
or ideals, that will prove as meaningful as that we
The daisy chain . . . the lantern parade . . .
graduation . . . the Alma Mater . . . Auld Lang
Syne ... It was over; the trust, the honor, and the
challenge of "carrying on" was left behind.
E the students, each of us a very small part of some-
thing — Farmville of 1939-'40 — which would not have existed
without us, have selected from among us these "personalities." Each
of these six girls has contributed some service, spirit or standards
which have given impetus to the success of the year. They are, by
no means, set apart as a definite group, but represent what we be-
lieve to be the highest standards a Farmville student attains. In
looking back, we feel that we shall remember them, not as officers,
or because of any honor bestowed upon them, but as individuals,
without whose influence this year would have been a different story.
We feel that contact with them in work, and as people, has given
us an invaluable something, and we know that their qualities make
them such that they have learned from each of us.
Our future years at Farmville, and as Alumnae, will grow into
something finer because of the small part of the foundation laid
y 1/ iattlia y y LeaAc ^^rn~atAi
ERE are presented some of the highlights of our
year at Farmville. It is difficult to chose those people and
events which are most worthy of mention, for each student
gives a place of honor in her memory to different associations.
Measuring or telling the tirae is Longwood's sun dial, which year by year ha
significance at Farmville. (Photo by L^e Williamson.)
Class teams "mix it up" in hockey
shake Cleo's and Sara's plans.
"Fiddle" and Rosalie on their way to The inevitable and "angry" mob the night proofs were given out. This bi
of having one's beauty "struck" is
THE YEAR ABIDE'
An attempt has been made to record on these pages those
things of general interest to all, in order that we may long
remember even the trivialities which have made 1939-1940
what it has been.
The basketball team off to northern climes. We'd say they had a royal send-ofl
judging from the expressions of these! Christmas and Hanging of the Greens found a festive sp,
Be/oni .- June — caps and gowns brought "Auld Lang Sy
Founder's Day brought forth the Y W attired in while and efficiency Th.
alumnae president, Miss Moran, registers.
T IS almost totally unnecessary to remind
any of us of the "big snow" of the winter of
1 940 ! Those few days were packed with new
and exciting experiences for each of us. Those
were the days that we went to classes in riding
pants, overalls and all manner of queer costumes;
and trips to the postoffice brought frantic letters
from home — our families had taken stock in the
rumours that we were marooned without an
adequate food supply, and no lights and water!
zero weather, Mr. French bri
to the storm! (Photo by Spring.)
the elements to lead
Not even twenty-nine inches of snow daunted the spirit of "Chris '
who made his daily trips to bring "specials" from parents
and— Wei M
One of the major catastrophies of the "blizzard" is pictured
above. A tragic, tragic end — and the body was never
This was no "fake" shot made with cornflakes and other movie props, but an actual view of cars in front of the Weyanoke.— The sunny south! (I'h.il,. I.y Spring.)
Marie and "Bert" in jovial spirits take lime out to pose in front of the Rotunda. We could tell our grandchildren about incidents like that pictured above and
White is "reel" becoming to you girls! they'd never believe us. Here's proof of our rustic Life!
Ruby took a big spill but looked none the worse fi
wear — It must have been the dainty footwea
thai she donned for th(
Kay and Ruby brave the storm to take a jaunt do
to Shannon's . . . and we thought all the tii
that the attraction was the southern weather.
d Cossie, with Lenoir on vacation, gel in
a pugnacious frame of mmd. The statue in the
background is moral support. Huh?
Gay Ward and Jane look like the breath of Spring Margaret, Ann, and "Pi" must have been waiting A
— Pride keeps them warm. for a ride to Richmond!
-capped version of "Whistler's Mothe
pride and joy — "PoUey."
It's going to be a tough struggle, but we can make
it— Plow On!
E weren't much worried
by inconveniences of "pioneer" living
and many of us found the time and in-
clination to make pictorial records of
the big event of the year. On these
pages there are some of the more strik-
ing scenes around the campus. Believe
it or not some were taken by "Spring."
Baffling — eh what?
use of censorship—
"somewhere on ihe
No longer used as a highway, this became
path — (Photo by Spring.)
would hesitate to commit ourselves, but is that
moon? (Photo by Spring.)
STORY of a year at Farmville would
be incomplete, to say the least, without mention of
our most festive occasions — dance week-ends. Ex-
citement, turmoil, and confusion reigned supreme;
pressing rooms were packed, with waiting lines the
length of the hall. Here and there frantic ones
rushed to borrow white gloves, hoops, and even hair
curlers. The home office did a record business with
telegrams of acceptance, and a few "I.C.C.'s" com-
ing in. Crowds thronged the office to gaze in ad-
miration at "the gorgeous orchid Bill sent me," or an
enormous corsage of gardenias — a literal "wad" of
flowers they were!
We cannot expect to have captured those "im-
portant" moments of each person, but we have
caught and here present some of those typical scenes
that are characteristic of any dance week-end. This
is in reality the story of a dance in pictures, to help
us remember those unforgettable occasions: the fun
we had; the little remarks that passed between us
and the "O.A.O."; and the incidents that were im-
portant to us and to us alone.
They're way up here!— Never in ihe history of ihe school has any occasion of note ever laken place thai the balconies of the Rotunda weren't sagging with "date hunte
During intermission the crowds flock to the lounge of Student Building to enjoy the punch and chatting that A lingering "good night" is said in the Rotunda at
abounds. Second helpings, too! 12:30.
KUBY AEETTA ADAMS: Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.;
Varsity Hockey Squad, 3, Varsity Basketball Squad,
1, 2, 3. Varsity Tennis Squad, 3, Class Basketball,
1, 2, 3, 4, Class Hockey Squad, 2, 3, i. Class Vol-
ley Ball 1, 2, 3; Monogram Club, 2, 3.
LOUISE BAIRD ALLEN: Y. W. C. A., Commit-
tee Member, 3, i; "Rotunda" Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4;
Association of Childhood Education, 3, 4; Cotillion
Club, 3, 4; Campus League, 4.
MAUDE FRANCES ALVIS: Alpha Sigma Alpha;
Pi Gamma Mu; Kappa Delta Pi; Alpha Kappa Gam-
ma; Y. W. C. A., Committee Member, 2, 3; "Ro-
tunda" Staff, Sports Editor, 2, Feature Editor, 3,
Editor-in-Chief, 4 ; Vice-President of Class, 2 ; Asso-
ciation of Childhood Education, 2, 3, 4; College
Choir, 4; Cotillion Club, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club, 1,
2, 3, 4, Vice-President, 3; Senior Chaperon; Student
Standards Committee, 3. 4; Who's Who in American
Colleaes and Universities.
LOIS .JOHNSON BARBEE: Pi Gamma Mu; Beorc
Eh Thorn; Alpha Phi Sigma; Kappa Delta Pi; Y.
W. 0. A.; A. A.; "Colonnade" Staff, Typing Editor,
4; Choral Club, 3; College Choir, 3, 4; Le Oercle
Francais, 1, 2, President, 3, Secretary.
MARGARET ANNE BILLUPS: Alpha Sigma Al-
pha; Kappa Delta Pi, President, 4; T. W. C. A.;
A. A., Captain Archery Team, 2, Hockey Class
Squad, 1, 2; Chapel Committee, 1; Cotillion Club,
Secretary- Treasurer, 4 ; Dramatic Club ; May Court,
4; Student Standards Committee, 1.
LUCY BLACKWELL: Y. W. C. A.; A. A., Var-
sity Tennis Squad, 1; Class Hockey Team, 1, 2, 3,
4, Class Basketball, 1, 2, 3, Class Volley Ball, 1,
2, 3, Class Baseball, 1, 2, 3; "Rotunda" Staff:
Typist, 2, Business Staff, 3, Business Manager, 4;
Dramatic Club; Winter Golf Association; Le Cercle
Francais, 2 ; Future Teachers of America.
Education; Choral Club; Dramatic Club.
ELIZABETH McCLUNG BUNDY: Y. W. 0. A.;
A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Typist, 3, 4; Dramatic
Club, 3, 4.
HAZBLWOOD BUBBANK: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.,
Class Golf Team, 4; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter, 2,
3, 4; Association of Childhood Education, 4; Bap-
tist Student Union, 1; Choral Club, 1, 2, 3; Cotil-
lion Club, 4; Dramatic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Staging
Head, 3 ; Futui'e Teachers of America.
EVELYN BURFORD: Kappa Delta Pi; Alpha Phi
Sigma; Beorc Eh Thorn; Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.;
"Eotvmda" Staff, 2; Future Teachers of America,
VIRGINIA MILDRED OALLIS: Y. W. C. A.;
A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter, 2, 3, 4; Choral
Club; College Choir; Debate Club; Dramatic Club.
BERNICE COPLEY: Alpha Sigma Tau; House
Council, Hall President, 2, 3; Y. W. O. A., Com-
mittee Member, 2, 3; A. A., Class Hockey, 1, 2, 3,
4; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter, 1, 2, 3, Feature
Editor, 4; Choral Club, 1; College Choir, 3, Secre-
tai-y, 4; Orchestra, 1.
MARGUERITE VIRGINIA COSTELLO: Alpha
Sigma Tau; Alpha Phi Sigma; Pi Gamma Mu; Y.
W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club; Mardi Gras, Chair-
man; Pan Hellenic Council, 4.
LAURA NELL CRAWLEY: Y. W. O. A.; A. A.;
A Capella Choir; College Choir, Senior Quartet;
MARY LOUISE CUNNINGHAM: Theta Sigma Up-
silon; Y. W. C. A.; A. A., Class Volley Ball; "Ro-
tunda" Staff, Editorial Staff, Reporter; Association
of Childhood Education; College Choir; Campus
Committee; Future Teachers of America, Treasurer,
DOROTHY ELIZABETH DAVIS: Y. W. C. A.;
A. A.; Association of Childhood Education, 2, 3, 4;
Baptist Student Union, 4; Dramatic Club, 2, 3, 4.
MARIE DEX: Theta Sigma Upsilon; Y. W. C. A.;
A. A., Varsity Squad, 1, Class Team, 1; Association
of Childhood Education; Chapel Committee, 3;
Dramatic Club; H.O Club.
MARGARET CARR: Pi Kappa Sigma; Y. W. C.
A., Committee Member; A. A.; Association of Child-
hood Education, President, 4; Choral Club; Cotil-
lion Club; Pan Hellenic Council.
ANITA CARRINGTON: Alpha Phi Sigma; Beorc
Eh Thorn; Kappa Delta Pi; House Council, Hall
President, 4; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Choral Club;
Future Teachers of America.
DORIS HAY CHESNUT: Alpha Sigma Tau; Pi
Ganmia Mu, President, 4; Kappa Delta Pi; Beorc Eh
Thorn; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Chief
I'ypist, 3, 4; Cotillion Club; Future Teachers of
•JEAN CLARKE: Beorc Eh Thorn; Kappa Delta
Pi; y. W. O. A.; A. A., Class Volley Ball, 2, 3,
Class Hockey, 4; Choral Club, 2, 4; Dramatic Club,
2, 3, 4; Monogram Club, 4; Sigma Pi Rho, 2;
Future Teachers of America.
ELIZABETH ANN CLINE: Y. W. C. A., Commit-
tee Member; A. A.; Granddaughter's Club; Sigma
Pi Rho; Future Teachers of America.
HELENE ALBINE CLINE: Alpha Phi Sigma; Pi
Gamma Mu; \'. W. C. A.; A. A.; Granddaughter's
Club; Future Teachers of America, Secretai-y, 4.
JOSIE LEE COGSDALE: Alpha Phi Sigma; Kap-
pa Delta Pi; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Baptist Student
Union, Council; Dramatic Club; Home Economics
Club, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais, 1, 2; Baptist
Student Union, 1 ; Cotillion Club.
SALLY KERR DUNLAP: Sigma Pi Rho, Vice-
President, 4; Student Council, Class Representa-
tive, 4; Y. W. C. A., Committee Member, 3; A. A.;
"Virginian" Staff, Tvpist, 3, Business Manager, 4;
SUDIE DOUGHTY DUNTOK: Mu Omega; Y. W.
C. A.; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter, 3, 4;
Choral Club, 1, 2; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club;
Campus League, 3.
DOROTHY A. WARWICK EADES: Pi Kappa Sig-
ma; Pi Gamma Mu; Alpha Kappa Gamma; Student
Council, Ex-Offlcio, 4; Y. W. C. A., Treasurer, 3,
President, 4; State Y. W. C. A., Chairman; A. A.;
Class Treasurer, 1, 2, 3, 4; Association of Childhood
Education; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; Home
Economics Club; Pan Hellenic Council, Treasurer,
4; Senior Chaperon; Student Standards Committee,
4; Wesleyan Foundation, President, 3, E.x-Offlcio, 4;
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities,
MARIE GARY EASON: Alpha Sigma Alpha; Stu-
dent Council, President, 4, Class Representative, 2,
3; Y. W. C. A., Committee Member, 2, 3, Freshman
Commission, 1; A. A., Class Hockey, 1; "Rotimda"
Staff, Reporter, 1, 2; Association of Childhood Edu-
cation: College Choir; Cotillion Club; Dramatic
Club; Granddaughter's Club, Vice-President, 2, 3;
May v.^ourt, 4; ivlay Day Committee, 4; Production
Chairman, 3; Senior Chaperon; Student Standards
Committee; Who's Who in American Colleges and
KATHERINE ARENDALL EDWARDS: Y. W. O.
A.; A. A.; A Capella Choir, 1; Baptist Student
Union; Choral Club, 1; College Choir, 1.
LAURA BEULAH ETTENGER: Alpha Phi Sigma,
Secretary, 3 ; Sigma Pi Rho, Secretary, 4 ; Kappa
Delta Pi, Secretary, 4; Y. W. 0. A., Committee
Chairman, 4, Committee Member, 3; A. A.; Choral
Club, 1, 2; College Choir, 3, 4.
JEANNETTE ESTALINE FERGUSON: Y. W. C.
A., Committee Member 3, 4; A. A.; "Rotunda"
Staff, Assistant Circulation Manager; Association of
Childhood Education; College Choir, 3, 4; Dramatic
Club; Future Teachers of America.
DOROTHY LINA FISCHER: Alpha Kappa Gam-
ma; Student Council, Ex-Oflicio; Y. W. C. A.; A.
A.: Treasurer, 3, President, 4, Sports Manager, Vol-
ley Ball, 2, Baseball, 1, Varsity Basketball, 1, 3,
Varsity Hockey, 1, 2, 3, Class Basketball, 1, 2, 3,
Class Hockey 1, Captain, 2, 3, Class Baseball, 1, 2,
3, Class Swimming, 1, 2, 3, Class Volley Ball, 1,
2, 3; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; Fire Marshall,
2; H.O Club, 3, 4; Monogram Club, 2, 3, Vice-
President, 4; Orchestra, 1, 2; Senior Chaperon; Stu-
dent Standards Committee, 4 ; Who's Who in Amer-
ican Colleges and Universities, 4.
OLLIE GRAHAM GILCHRIST: Pi Gamma Mu;
Kappa Delta Pi; House Coimcil, Hall President, 3;
Y''. W. C. A., Secretary, 4, Committee Chairman, 3 ;
A. A.; College Choir, 3; Cotillion Club; Senior
VIRGINIA BLAIR GOODE: Alpha Sigma Tau;
Gamma Psi; Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club;
Dramatic Club; Home Economics Club; May Day
KATHERINE NELSON GRAY: Y. W. C. A ; A
A.; Dramatic Club; Granddaughter's Club, Reporter,
4; Home Economics Club; F. T. A.
MARTHA MEADE HARDAWAY: Mu Omega; CHI;
Alpha Phi Sigma; Alpha Kappa Gamma, President,
4; Student Council, Vice-President, 4, Secretary, 3,
Campus League Chairman, 2; House Council, Hall
President, 2; Y. W. O. A., Committee Member, 2, 3;
A. A., Class Hockey, 1; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter,
1, 2; Class Secretary, 2, 3, 4; Cotillion Club; Dra-
matic Club ; Pan Hellenic Council, 2 ; Senior Chap-
eron; Student Standards Committee, 2; Who's Who
in American Colleges and Universities, 4.
MARION LEE HARDEN: Beorc Eh Thorn; Alpha
Phi Sigma, President, 3; Sigma Pi Rho, President,
4; Pi Gamma Mu; Kappa Delta Pi; House Council,
Hall President, 2, 3; Y. W. C. A., Committee Chair-
man, 3, Committee Member, 4; A. A.; "Rotunda"
Staff, Reporter, 1, 2, 3; Baptist Student Union,
President, 3, 4; Choral Club; College Choir.
JANE HARDY: Sigma Sigma Sigma; Alpha Kap-
pa Gamma; Y'. W. C. A., Committee Member, 3;
A. A.; Association of Childhood Education; A Capel-
la Choir, 3, 4; Choral Club, 1; College Choir, 2;
Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; May Day Commit-
tee; Orchestra, 2; Student Standards Committee, 4;
"Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities."
MILDRED LANSDALE HARRY: Theta Sigma Up-
silon; Alpha Phi Sigma; Kappa Delta Pi; Y. W. C.
A.; A. A.: Class Hockey, 1, 2, 3, Class Basketball,
2, Class Volley Ball, 2; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter;
A Capella Choir, 3, 4; Chapel Committee, 2, Chair-
man, 3, 4; Choral Club, 1; College Choir, 2, 3, 4;
Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; Home Economics
Club, Secretary-Treasurer, 3, Vice-President, 4; Pan
Hellenic Council, 3, 4; Wesleyan Foundation, Chair-
man, 3, 4.
GERALDINE MAE HATCHER: Mu Omega; House
Council, Hall President, 2; Y. W. C. A., Committee
Chaii-man, 2, 3, Committee Member, 1; A. A.:
Class Hockey, 1, 2; "Virginian" Staff, Assistant
Photographer, 4; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club;
Home Economics Club; Orchestra, President, 3.
MARY LOUISE HOLLAND: Alpha Phi Sigma;
Y'. W. C. A.; A. A.; Baptist Student Union, Sec-
HAZEL JU.ANITA HOLMES: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.;
Choral Club, 1, 2, 3; Future Teachers of America.
KATHERINE DUNSCOMBE HOBSLEY: Y. W.
C. A.; A. A.; Baptist Student Union; Cotillion Club;
Future Teachers of America.
ROSEMARY WESLEY HOWELL: Alpha Phi Sig-
ma; Kappa Delta Pi; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Home Ec-
onomics Club; Future Teachers of America.
HELEN ELIZABETH HOY'ER: Alpha Sigma T'au;
Y'. W. C. A., Committee Member, 1, 2, 3; A. A.;
-Association of Childhood Education; A Capella
Choir, 1, 2, 3; College Choir, 1, 2, 3.
ELEANOR BARKSDALE HUTCHESON: Alpha
Sigma Alpha; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club;
MARGARET EDMONDS .JAMES: Pi Kappa Sig-
ma; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Associarion of Childhood
Education; Cotillion Club.
MARY CHLOTILDB JAEMAN: Pi Kappa Sigma;
CHI; Gamma Psi, Vice-President, 4; Y. W. C. A.;
A. A.: Secretary, 3, Sports Manager, Freshman Bas-
ketball, 2, Varsity Basketball, 4, Varsity Basketball,
1, 2, 3, 4, Varsity Hockey, 1, 2, 3, Class Basket-
ball 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Hockey, 1, 2, 3, 4; Association
of Childhood Education; Cotillion Club; Dramatic
Club; Mardi Gras Court 4; May Court, 3, 4; Mono-
gram Club; Orchesis.
MARY HELEN JEFFRIES: Gamma Theta; Alpha
Kappa Gamma; Kappa Delta Pi; Sigma Pi Rho; Pi
Gamma Mu; Beorc Eh Thorn; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
Class Volley Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Baseball, 1, 2, 3
4, Class Basketball, 1, 4; "Rotunda" Staff, Re
porter, 1, 2, 3, News Editor, 4; "Colonnade" Staff,
3, Book Review Editor, 4; Cotillion Club; Dramatic
Club; Monogram Club; Sodalitas Latina, Vice-Pr
dent, 2, Treasurer, 3; Campus League. 2.
S.ARA KEESEE: Sigma Sigma Sigma; CHI; Y.
W. C. A., Committee Member, 2 ; A. A., Varsity
Hockey, 1, 4, Class Basketball, 1, Class Hockey, 1,
2, 3, 4, Captain, 4; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter, 1, 2,
3; A Capella Choir, 1; College Choir, 1; Cotillion
Club; Dramatic Club; H3O Club, Secretary- Treas-
urer, 3, President, 4; Mardi Gras Court, 3, 4; May
Court, 2, 3, 4; May Day Committee, 3, Business
Mauager, 4; Mnnogrum Club; Stutlent Standards
ELIZABETH KENT: Pi Kappa Sigma; Pi Gam-
ma Mu; BeoiT Eh Thorn, Gamma Psi; Y. W. C. A.;
A. A., Sports Manager, Soccer, 1, 2, Class Team,
Basketball, 1, 2, 3, i; Cotillion Club; May Court;
I'anhellenic Council; Production Chairman.
JOHNNY LY'BROOK: Alpha Sigma Tau; Alph;
Phi Sigma; Beorc Eh Thorn; Alpha Kappa Gamma
"Rotunda" Staff, Reporter, a, 2, Columnist, 3, i
"Colonnade" Staff, Business Manager, 2, 3, Editor
in-Chief, 4; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; Mardi
(Jras Court, 4; May Court, 4; Student Standards
Committee, 4; Who's Who in American Colleges and
MARTHA ST'RAIN McCORKLE: Sigma Sigma
Sigma; Beorc Eh Thorn; Kappa Delta Pi; Y. W. C.
A., Town Girls Committee, 1, 2, 4; "Virginian"
Staff, Assistant Circulation Manager, 1, Assistant
Literary Editor, 2, Assistant Photographic Editor,
3, Associate Editor, 4; Cotillion Club; Dramatic
Club; Orchesis, Secretary-Treasurer, 3.
MARY ARMISTEAD MAHONE: Alpha Sigma Al-
pha; Pi Gamma Mu; Beorc Eh Thorn; House Coun-
cil, Hall President, 2; "Rotunda" Staff; Cotillion
Club; Dramatic Club; Pan Hellenic Council, 2, 3.
OCTAVIA ANNA MAXEY: Kappa Delta Pi; Al-
pha Phi Sigma, Corresponding Secretary, 3 ; Alpha
Kappa Gamma; Y. W. C. A., Committee Member, 3;
A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff. 2, 3; B. S. U., Vice-Presi-
dent, 3, 4; Dramatic Club; Home Economics Club,
Vice-President, 3, President, 4; Senior Chaperon;
Chairman Student Day Chapel, 4.
ESSIE ROBETTA MILLNER: Pi Kappa Sigma;
Cotillion Club, Business Manager, 4; Mardi Gras
Court; May Day Committee; Orchesis, President,
MARY WALKER MITCHELL: Theta Sigma Up-
silon; Alpha Phi Sigma; Beorc Eh Thorn; Pi Gam-
ma Mu; Kappa Delta Pi; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.;
"Rotunda" Staff, Reporter, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club,
Business Manager and Treasurer, 4 ; Pan Hellenic
LORANA TILLMAN MOOMAW: Pi Kappa Delta;
Pi Gamma Mu; Beorc Eh Thorn; Alpha Phi Sigma;
Kappa Delta W; Student Council, Class Represen-
tative, 3, 4; Y. W. C. A., Service Committee Mem-
ber, 1, 2, World Fellowship, 3, 4; Cotillion Club;
Debate Club, President, 3, Counselor, 4; Dramatic
NANCY WARD MOSS: Mu Omega; CHI; House
Council, Hall President, 4; Y'. W. C. A.; A. A.;
"Virginian" Staff, Photogiaphic Editor, 4 ; A. C. E.,
Vice-President, 4; Cotillion Club; Pan Hellenic
Council, 4; Campus League, 2.
MAR.IORIE LOIS NIMMO: Gamma Theta; CHI;
Alpha Kappa Gamma ; Pi Gamma Mu ; Student
Council, E.\-Officio, 4; House Council, President, 4;
Y. W. C. A., Freshman Commission; A. A., Hockey
Sports Manager, Hockey Varsity Squad, 2, 3, 4,
Basketball Varsity, 3, Class Hockey Squad, Class
Basketball Team, Class Baseball Team; "Rotunda"
Staff, Reporter, 2, 3, 4, Sports Editor, 3; Cotillion
Club; H2O Club; Monogram Club; Senior Chaperon;
Student Standards Committee, 4; Who's Who in
American Colleges and Universities.
SUE OWEN: Pi Kappa Sigma; CHI; Gamma
Psi; Y'. W. C: A.; A. A., Social Manager; Cotillion
Club; Dramatic Club; Monogram Club, 4; Sodalitas
KATHERINE PEERY: Pi Kappa Sigma; House
Council; Hall President, 4; Y. W. C. A., Member-
ship Committee, 3, Sing Committee, 4; A. A.;
"Virginian" Staff, Assistant Business Manager, 3,
Associate Editor, 4 ; Cotillion Club.
VIRGINIA LEE PETTIS: Alpha Sigma Alpha;
Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club, Leader, 4; Mav
Court, 2, 3, Maid of Honor, 4; Mardi Gras Court, i.
VIRGINIA ANN POLLEY: Sigma Sigma Sigma;
Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club, President, 4;
Dramatic Club; Fire Marshall; Home Economics
Club; May Court, 4; Pan Hellenic Council.
FRANCES BLAND POPE: Alpha Sigma Tau;
Alpha Phi Sigma; Beorc Eh Thorn; Pi Gamma Mu;
House Council, Hall President, 2; Y. W. C. A.;
.A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Circulation, 3, 4; A. C. E.;
College Choir; Dramatic Club.
JANE POWELL: Sigma Sigma Sigma; Alpha
Kappa Ganmia; Kappa Delta Pi; Beorc Eh Thorn;
Class President, 1, 2, 3, 1; College Choir; Cotillion
Club; Dramatic Club; Pan Hellenic Council, 3, 4;
Student Standards Committee, E-\-Officio; Who's
Who in American Colleges and Universities, 3, 4.
JIARY CARRINGTOX POWER: Theta Sigma Up-
silon; Beorc Eh Thorn; Kappa Delta Pi; Pi Gamma
Mu; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
RAMONITA RAMIREZ: Y'. W. C. A.; A. A.
HELEN DOROTHY REIFF: Mu Omega; Alpha
Kappa Oiimma, Beorc Eh Thom; Y. W. 0. A., Mem-
1iirshi|, f\,i in.-.. Member, 2, Membership Commit-
''■'■ rljiii 111,111, :;, \ ire-President, 4; A. A.; "Ro-
IiiimIi" si. ill, l;.|..ii.i, 1, 2, 3; "Colonnade" Staff,
l.iirr,i]> K.iii.ir, I; ( iiLlege Choir; A Capella Choir;
ColilUoii (.lull; .May Day Committee, Theme Chair-
man, 3; Production Chairman, 3; Senior Chaperon;
Student Standards Committee, Secretary, 3, Chair-
man, 4; Who's Who in American Colleges and Uni-
LUCILLE RICHESON: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
JANE LOUISE ROSENBERGER: Pi Gamma Mu;
Kappa Delta Pi; Beorc Eh Thorn; "Rotunda" Staff,
Typist, 2, Business Staff, 3; "Colonnade" Staff,
Assistant Literary Editor, 3, Business Manager, 4;
ELIZABETH LeSUEUR SCALES: Y. W. C. A.;
A. A., Class Basketball Team, 1; Choral Club; De-
bate Club; El Circulo Espanol.
PHILIPPA ELIZABETH SCHLOBOHM: Pi Kap-
pa Sigma; Gamma Psi; Y. W. C. A-., Freshman Cora-
mission; A. A., Class Hockey Team, 1, 3; Cotillion
Club; Dramatic Club.
PAULINE HAMILTON SCOTT: Sigma Sigma
Sigma; Cotillion Club; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Dra-
W. C. A.; A. A.
MARY SUE SIMMONS: \'. W. C. A., Music Com-
mittee; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Assistant Circula-
tion Manager, 2, 3, Circulation Manager, 4; A. C.
E. ; A Capella Choir; Choral Club; College Choir;
EOLINE PERRYE SMITH: Sigma Sigma Sigma;
amma Psi, President, 3; Kappa Delta Pi; House
ouncil, Hall President. 2: V. \V. C. A., Publicity
Committee Member, 2; "Virginian" Staff, Art Assis-
tant, 2, Photographic Assistant, 2, Art Editor, 3;
MYRA ELIZABETH SMITH: Theta Sigma Up-
silon; Y. W. C. A.; House Council, Hall President,
4; A. A.: Varsity Hockey Squad, 3, 4, Class Basket-
ball Team, 2, 3, Volley Ball Team, 1, 2, 3, Class
Hockey Squad, 1, 2, 3, 4; Cotillion Club; Dramatic
Club; HsO Club; Monogram Club.
SJIIIJLI,! \\\ STEPHENS: Alpha Sigma AI-
I'b'^; < III, I'l liiiiima Mu; Y. W. C. A.; A. A., Ten-
nis ,si"iiis MiiiKiger, 2, 3, 4; Cotillion Club; Dra-
matic Club, President, 4; Pan Hellenic Council,
OLIVIA DAUGHTRY STEPHENSON: Alpha Phi
Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Music Committee Member, 2,
3, Prayers Committee Member, 4; A. A., Class Vol-
ley Ball Team, 1; B. S. U.; Choral Club; College
Choir; Granddaughter's Club, Vice-President, 4-
Home Economics Club.
MARY CATHERINE STURGIS: Gamma Theta-
Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club.
ETHEL LORRAINE SWINGLE: Alpha Phi Sigma-
Beorc Eh Thom; Y'. W. C. A.; A. A.; "Rotunda"
Staff, Typist, 3, 4; "Colonnade" Staff, Typist, 4;
Dramatic Club; Spanish Circle, President, 4.
HARRIETTE SPENCER VADEN: Gamma Theta;
Y. W. C. A. ; Assistant Sports Manager, 1, Hockey
Manager, 2, Hockey Varsity Squad, 1, 2, 3, Hockey
Class Squad, 1, 2, 3, Basketball Class Team, 1,
Volley Ball Class Team, 2; Class Secretary, 1;
Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; Granddauehtcr'B
AGNES WAGSTAPF; Y. W. C. A.; A A- A
C. E. . ., .
KATHRYN ELIZABETH WATKINS: Theta Sig-
ma Upsilon; Y. W. C. A., Social Committee Mem-
ber, 3, 4; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, 2, 3; Dramatic
Club; Granddaughter's Club.
JEAN SHIELDS WATTS: Beorc Eh Thorn- Al-
pha Phi Sigma; Kappa Delta Pi; Sodalitas Latina;
F. T. A.; House Council, Hall President, 2, 3, 4;
Y. W. C. A., Freshman Commission; "Rotunda"
Staff, Typist, 3, Writing Staff, 4; Dramatic Club.
BETTY PORTER WEBB: Alpha Phi Sigma- Y
W. C. A.; A. A.
ELIZABETH PENN WILKINSON: Mu Omega;
-Alpha Phi Sigma; House Council, Hall President 2-
\. W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club; Granddaughter's
Club, President, 4.
ISABEL HOLMES WILLIAMSON: Gamma Theta;
CHI; Alpha Kappa Gamma; Alpha Phi Sigma; Y.
W. C. A., Sing Committee Member, 1, Sing Com-
mittee Chairman, 2, Vice-President, 8; A. A., Fresh-
man Basketball Manager, 3, Archery Team, 2; "Vir-
ginian" Staff, Assistant Literary Editor, 2, Literary
Editor, 3, Editor-in-Chief, 4; Chapel Committee, 2,
3; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; Fire Marshall;
Pan Hellenic Council, 3, 4; Production Chairman,
2; Senior Chaperon; Student Standards Committee,
4; Editor "Freshman Plandbook," 3, Who's Who in
American Colleges and Universities, 4.
LULA ROUSE WINDHAM: Sigma Sigma Sigma;
Y. W. C. A., Freshman Commission; A. A., Archery
Team, 2, Class Volley Ball, 1; Chapel Committee;
Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; Mardi Gras Court,
4; Ma.y Court, 2, 3, 4, Queen, 4; Student Standards
ELIZA WARWICK WISE: Gamma Theta; Alpha
Kappa Gamma; Y. W. C. A., Sing Committee Mem-
ber, 2, Sing Committee Chairman, 3, Treasurer, 4;
A. A., Class Volley Ball; Class Vice-President, 3,
4; A. C. E.; Cotillion Club; H.O Club; Pan Hellenic
Council; Production Chairman, 3; Senior Chaperon;
Who's Who in .\merican Colleges and Universities, 4.
GERALDINE COLLIER ACKISS: Pi Kappa Sig-
ma; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Literary
Staff, 2; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club.
VIRGINIA ALEXANDER: Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.
JACQUELYN ALLEN: Y". W. C. A.; A. A.
ELEANOR ANNE AYERS: Mu Omega; Y'. W. C.
A., Committee Member, Sen-ice, 1, 2; Sophomore
Commission, 2 ; A. A. ; "Virginian" Staff, Assistant
Photographic Editor; Cotillion Club.
MARIAM BAIRD: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
FREDNA ELIZABETH ARMFIELD: Alpha Sigma
Tau; House Council, HaH President, 2; Y. W. C.
A.; "Virginian" Staff, Junior Staff; "Colonnade"
Staff, Joke Editor; Baptist Student Union.
Dramatic Club, 1.
VIRGINIA SUTHERLIN BARKSDALE: Sigma
Sigma Sigma; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; A Cappella
Choir; College Choir; Dramatic Club; Fire Marshall,
1; Granddaughter's Club, 1, 2.
MARY' KLARE BECK: Sigma Sigma Sigma;
Y'. W. C. A.; A. A.: Varsity Basketball Squad, 2,
Class Hockey Team, 1, "Rotunda" Staff, Sports Re-
porter, 1, 2; Cotillion Club; Orchesis.
PEGGY BELLUS: Alpha Sigma Alpha; Y. W.
0. A.; A. A.; A Cappella Choir, 1; College Choir,
1; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club. 1, 2; May Comt,
1 Town Girls' Committee.
CATHERINE HAWTHORNE: Alpha Sigma Tau;
House Council, Hall President, 2; A. A.; "Rotunda"
Staff, Typist; Commercial Club.
ELIZABETH BOATWRIOHT: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
ANNE COLGATE BOSWELL: Pi Kappa Sigma;
Y. W. C. A., Libran- Committee; A. A.; Cotillion
Club; May Court, 2.
JANE BO WEN; Y. \V. O. A.; A. A.
GAY WARD BROWN: Y. W. 0. A.; Sophomore
Commission; A. A.; CotiUion Club; Home Econom-
MARY' KATHERINE DODSON: Gamma Theta;
Y. W. 0. A., Sing Committee, 2; Freshman Com-
mission; Sophomore Commission, e,v-offlcio; A. A.:
Class Baseball Team, 1; "Rotunda" Staff; Treas-
in-er. Freshman Class; President, Sophomore Class;
Cotillion Club; Home Economics Club; Co-Chair-
man. Social Committee; Wesleyan Foimdation.
BETTY LEE DOWNING: Sigma Sigma Sigma;
Alpha Phi Sigma; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Choral Club;
Cotillion Club; Junior College Choir, 2.
SUE TEAPORD DUNLAP: Y. W. O. A., Church
Cooperative Committee, 2 ; A. A. ; "Virginian" Staff,
Typist, 2 ; Dramatic Club ; Home Economics Club.
JfANCY REID DUPUY: Gamma Theta; Y. W.
C. A. ; A. A. : Varsity Hockey Team ; Sophomore
Class Secretary; Junior A Cappella Choir; Choral
Club; Cotillion Club.
CAROLINE RENNIE EASON: Alpha Sigma Alpha;
Alpha Phi Sigma; Student Council, Campus League
Chairman; Class Representative, 1; Y. W. C. A.;
A. A.; "Virginian" Staff, Literary Editor; Cotillion
Club; Granddaughter's Club; Student Standards
SUB HOWELL: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
MARGARET ELIZABETH HUGHES: Pi Kappa
Sigma; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.: Swimming; Cotillion
Club; H2O Club; Home Economics Club.
POLLY HUGHES: Gamma Theta; House Council,
Hall President, 2; A. A.; Chapel Committee; Cotil-
lion Club; Granddaughter's Club; Production Chair-
man; Sodalitas Latina.
ARLENE GUTHRIE HUNT: Alpha Phi Sigma;
Y'. W. C. A., Library Committee Member; A. A :
Baptist Student Union; Sodalitas Latina.
NELL HURT: Y. W. C. A., Membership Commit-
tee; A. A.: Assistant Archery Manager, Class Hockey
Team; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club.
JANE LEE HUTCHESON: Sigma Sigma Sigma;
Alpha Phi Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Town Girls' Com-
mittee; Junior "Virginian" Staff; "Rotunda" Staff,
1, 2; Cotillion Club; Debate Club, 1; Orchesis.
IMOGEN HUTTER: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
ANNA MARIE CARDWELL: Y;. W. C. A.; A. A.
SARAH BLANCHE CARPER: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
ELIZABETH ,IANE CARRINGTON: Y. W. C. A.;
A. A.; A Cappella Choir; Baptist Student Union;
FLORENCE Yi'ONNE OHEAPE: Y. W. C. A.;
Athletic Association; Class Hockey Team, 1; Tennis
Team, 1; Dramatic Club; Commercial Club.
ANNE JOSEPHINE CHELF: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
SARA FRANCES CLINE: Mu Omega; Alpha Phi
Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Membership Committee Chair-
man; Freshman Commission, 1; Sophomore Com-
mission. 2; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter; Cotil-
JANE ENGLEBY: Sigma Sigma Sigma; Alpha Phi
Sigma; House Council, Hall President, 2; Y. W. C.
A., Secretary, Freshman Commission; Secretary,
Sophomore Commission; A. A., Class Hockey Team,
1; Treasm-er, Sophomore Class; Cotillion Club;
VIRGINIA MAY EVANS: Y. W. O. A.; A. A.
TEXIE BELLE FELTS: Alpha Phi Sigma; Y. W.
C. A., Prayer Committee; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff,
Business Staff; Baptist Student Union; Choral Club;
Dramatic Club; Le Circle Francais.
CAROLINE FERGUSON: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
MARGARET KENT FRANKLIN: Gamma Theta;
House Council, Hall President; Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.;
MABEL BEATRICE GARLAND: Y. W. C. A.;
A. A.; Baptist Student Union; Choral Club; Junior
A Cappella Choir.
LILLIAN FRANCES GERMAN: Mu Omega; Gam-
ma Psi; Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.; Junior "Virginian"
Staff, 2; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; Wesley
DOROTHY LAVINU. JOHNSON: Mu Omega- Al-
pha Phi Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Membership Commit-
tee; A. A.: Varsity Hockey Team, Varsity Basketball
Team; Class Volley Ball Team; "Virginian" Staff
Assistant Business Manager; Cotillion Club; Dra-
SARAH BURTON JOLLETT: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
ELIES REBECCA JONES: Alpha Phi Sigma; Y.
W. C. A.; A. A.; Baptist Student Union; Home
POLLY CARROLL KELLER: Alpha Sigma Alpha
House Council, Hall President, 2; Y. W. C. A.; a'.
A.; Junior "Virginian" Staff; Cotillion Club; Dra-
matic Club; Orchestra; Granddaughter's Club; Soph,
omore Campus League Representative; Presbyti
MARGARET KENNETT: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.;
Dramatic Club; Granddaughter's Club; Future
Teachers of America.
GENE HARDY KILMON: Alpha Sigma Alpha;
Y. W. C. A., Publicity Committee; A. A.; Cotillion
Club; Dramatic Club.
Theta; Y. W.
MARY ANN COBB: Y'. W. C. A.; A. A.
LUELLA BY-RD HALL: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
ELOISE GREY LAYMAN: Y. W. O. A.; A. A.
DORIS ELIZABETH LEE: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
ALICE MARIE COBERLY: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.;
Class Hockey Team, 1; Le Cercle Francais, 1, 2;
Sodalitas Latina, 2.
ALICE COGBURN: Sigma Sigma Sigma; Y. W.
C. A., Membership Committee; Cotillion Club; Dra-
matic Club, 1, 2; Orchesis.
.\YLES COLEMAN: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
MARTHA COTTBELL: Gamma Theta; Y. W. C.
A.; A. A.; Junior "Virginian" Staff; Cotillion Club;
MARIE NEAVES CROWDER: Y. W. C. A.; A.
A.; A Cappella Choir; Baptist Student Union;
M. HENRIETTA DAWSON: Y. W. O. A.; A. A.;
Baptist Student Union; Northern Neck Club, Secre-
tary and Tri
STELLA HOOAN HARMAN: Y'. W. C. A.; A. A.
WINIFRED VIRGINIA HARRELL: Alpha Phi
Sigma; Y''. W. C. A.; A. A.; Commercial Club; Jun-
ADA MOORE HARRIS: Alpha Sigma Tau; Y. W.
C. A.; A. A.; Dramatic Club; Future Teachers of
EDNA HARRIS: Alpha Sigma Alpha; Y. W. C.
A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club; Chairman, Circus Stunt;
Sing Committee: President, Commercial Club.
CAROLYTJ GUSHING HARVEY: Alpha Sigma
Alpha: Beorc Eh Thoi-n; Y. W. C. A., Freshman
Commission, Sophomore Commission: A. A.: Varsity
Basketball Squad, 1, 2; Chapel Committee; Cotil-
lion Club; Granddaughter's Club; Campus League,
DOROTHY ANN HASTINGS: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
BETTY CLEO HAWKINS: Pi Kappa Sigma; Y.
W. 0. A.; A. A.: Class Team, 1; "Rotunda" Staff,
1, 2; "Colonnade" Staff, 2; Choral Club; College
Choir; Cotillion Club; Junior Quartette, 2.
HANNAH LINDAMOOD: Alpha Sigma Tau; House
Council, Hall President; A. A.: Varsity Basketball
MILDRED LIGON: Alpha Sigma Alpha; Y. W.
C. A.; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff; Cotillion Club;
VELMA REBECCA LOWRY: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
BETTY' LUCY: Alpha Sigma Sigma; Y. W. C. A.,
Sing Committee Member; A. A.; "Virginian" Staff,
Typist; Sophomore Class Secretary; Cotillion Club;
SHIRLEY ANDERSON McOALLEY: Alpha Sigma
Alpha; House Council, Hall President; Y. W. C. A.;
JANE FRANCES McGLNNIS: Gamma Theta; Y.
W. C. A.; A. A.; "Virginian" Staff, Literary Editor;
Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club.
SUE .1. MARSHALL: Phi Zeta Sigma; Alpha Phi
Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Church Cooperative Commit-
tee; A. A.; Granddaughter's Club; Home Economics
Club; Pan-Hellenic Council.
DOROTHY ELIZABETH MAYES: Y. W. C. A,;
A. A.; A Cappella Choir; Choral Club; College
Choir; Junior Quartet.
MARIAN VIRGINU MITCHELL: Pi Kappa Sig-
na; Y. \V. C, A.; A. A.; Northern Neck Club; Com-
NANCY HODNETT MOORE; Alpha Phi Sigma;
Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Association of Childhood Edu-
cation; Baptist Student Union.
MILDRED LOVELL MORRIS: Alpha Sigma T'au;
Alpha Phi Sigma; House Council, Hall President;
Y. W. C. A., Committee Member; A. A.; "Colon-
nade" Statf, Assistant Art Editor, 2; Choral Club;
College Choir; Dramatic Club; .lunior A Cappella,
1, 2; Gamma Phi, 2.
MARY ANNA MOTTLEY: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
ELIZABETH RAPP: Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.; "Ro-
tunda" Stall; Dramatic Club; Home Economics
EVA LOIS REID: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
OZA POLLARD RIDGEAVAY: Y. W. C. .A.; A. A.;
College Choir: Dramatic Club; Home Economics
MARY SANK RITCHIE: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Col-
lege Choir; Cotillion Club; Home Economics Club;
Presbyterian Student's Association.
MARTHA ROBERTS: Mu Omega; Alpha Phi Sig-
ma; House Co.nKil, llall President, 1, 2; Y. W. O.
A., Meiiilipi-hi,. r iiiiiii., \r,.mber; Sophomore
Commissi. i[i , \ \ S|,,,r \l,in:iger -Assistant, Bas-
Icetball. I. \ .K I:, i l.-s Team, Basketball,
Yolle.v H.ill. \,ti.n, l;i-,.ilMil Team; Junior "Vir-
ginian" .Siall. eullfsi- 1-1...I1; Cotillion Club.
FRANCES BROWN ROSEBRO: Sigma Sigma
Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Freshman Commission, Treas-
urer; Sopliomore Commission, Chaii-man; A. A.; Co-
tillion Club; Dramatic Club, Parliamentarian.
dent Standards Committee.
ALICE VIRGINIA RUDD: Alpha Sigma Alpha;
Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Typist; Cotil-
lion Club; Commercial Club.
LUCY CAR:MICHAEL TURNBULL: .Alpha Sigma
Alplia; Alplia Phi Sigma; Beorc Eh Thorn; Y. W.
C. A., Freshman Councellor; Freshman Commission;
Sopliomore Commission; A. A.: Varsity Hockey
Squad, 1; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter; Cotillion
I, II. I, IAN l:i.lZABETH WAH.\B: Mu Omega; Y.
\V I \, MMiilicrship Committee; A. A.; Cotillion
CInl.; lii.iiiiiiK ('lub, Vice-President; Wesley Foun-
diilpin, I'lil.lHiiy Committee.
HARRIETTS BROWN WALKER: Mu Omega;
Gamma Psi; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Varsity Hockey
Team, 2; Debate Club; Di'amatic Club; Grand-
daughter's Club; H2O Club.
MARY VIRGINIA W.ALKER: Y. W. C. A.; A. .4..;
Dramatic Club; Granddaughter's Club; Future
Teachers of America.
NANCY FAHEY NAFF: Sigma Sigma Sigma;
Student Council, Class Representative; Y. W. C. A.,
Membership Committee; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter;
Cotillion Club; Mardi Gras Court, 1; Ma\- Covnt,
MARTHA ALLENE OVERBY: Sigma Sigma Sig-
ma; Alpha Phi Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Chairman,
Social Committee; Freshman Commission, Chair-
man; Sophomore Commission; A. A.; "Colonnade"
Staff. Assistant Literary Editor; Class Vice-Presi-
dent; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club.
EVELYN INEZ P.ANKEY: Phi Zeta Sigma; House
Council, Hall President, 2; Y. W. C. A., Prayers
Committee, 2; A. A.; Junior A Cappella Choir;
Choral Club, 1; College Choir.
ELIZABETH ANN PARKER: Mu Omega; Pi Kap-
pa Delta, Treasurer; Gamma Psi: Beorc Eh Thorn;
Alpha Phi Sigma; Y. W. C. .\ : A A : .luiiicir "Vir-
ginian" Statf; Cotillion Cluli: \h-]..n. rhilj. Vice-
President; Granddaughter's (hili. Sr.nijn: Pan-
Hellenic Council, Alternate; Slinlmi si.m.l irds Com-
mittee; Wesley Foundation, President.
ESTELLE PAULETTE: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
MARY MARTHA PEERY: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
MARY ANNE PETTIT: Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.
.SARA ELIZABETH SEWARD: Phi Zeta Sigma;
Alpha Phi Sigma; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Grand-
daughter's Club; Home Economics Club; "Rotunda"
Staff, -Apprentice for Circulation Department.
MARY LOU sin\\ii\ Sigma Sigma Sigma;
Y. W. C. A.. .Sn|.|„.,„,.,r I mission; A. A.; "Vir-
ginian" Junior si, ill. ■: ,
Club; Home Ecminiims
May Court, 2.
ELIZABETH SHELBURNE: Sigma Sigma Sigma;
Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club; Commercial
MARGARET ANN SMITH: Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.
FRANCES DUPUY SNELL: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
JUDITH ISABELL SPINNER: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.;
Granddaughter's Club; Transfer, Mary Washington
DOROTHY SPRINKLE: Alpha Phi Sigma: Y. W.
C. .A.; A. A.: Class Hockev Team, 1; Home Eco-
LOUISA STEPHENSON: Phi Zeta Sigma; Y. W.
C. A.; A. A.; Choral Club, 2; Pan-Hellenic Coun-
MARY LOU STERRETT: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.;
Granddaughter's Club; Transfer, Stephen F. Austin
FRANCES STOUTAMIRE: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
ELOISE B. SUMNER: Y. W. C. A.; A. A.
JOSEPHINE ROANE WARE: Pi Kappa Sigma;
House Council, Hall President; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.;
Junior "Virginian" Staff. 2; Choral Clul:.; Cotillion
Club; Northern Neck Club, President. 2.
HELEN M. WENTZ: Gamma Theta; Alpha Phi
Sigma; House Council, Hall President; Y. W. C. A.,
Sing Committee, 1, 2; A. A.: Assistant Manager of
Minor Sports; Cotillion Club; May Day Committee;
Production Chaii-man. ' ■
Commission; A. A.;
Kiiii.iii' SUiir, Literary Editor; Cotillion Club; May
Court; Jlay Day Committee.
MARY OWENS WEST: Dramatic Club; Y. W.
C. A.; A. A.; "Colonnade" Staff, Circulation Man-
ager; Cotillion Club.
Theta; Y. W. C. A.;
PEGGY FRENCH WILLIAMS: Alpha Sigma Al-
pha; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; .Junior "Virginian" Staff;
JIAY TURNER AVINN: Y. W. C. A.; Freshman
Commission; Sophomore Commission; A. A.; Cotil-
LUCIE ELLEN POWELL: Alpha Sigma Tau;
.\lpha Phi Sigma: House Council, Hall President;
Y. W. C. A., Committee Member; A. A.; Cotillion
LaREINE THORNIllN; V. W. C. -A.; A. A.
CATHERINE LOUISE RADSPINNER: Sigma Sig-
ma Sigma; Y. W. O. A.; A. A.; "Colonnade" Staff,
.Assistant Art Editor; Cotillion Club; Home Eco-
nomics Club; May Court, 2.
EUGENIA ELIZABETH RAMSEY: Alpha Phi
Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Church Cooperative Committee;
A. A. ; Baptist Student Union, Publicity Chairman.
ELIZABETH B. TOWNSEND: Sigma Sigma Sig-
ma; Y. W. C. A., Freshman Commission, 1; Soph-
omore Commission, 2 ; A. A. ; Junior "Virginian"
Staff, 2; Cotillion Cluli; Home Economics Club.
MARGARET MADISON WRIGHT: Mu Omega;
Alpha Phi Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Sing Committee;
Sophomore Commission; "Rotunda" Staff, 1, 2,
.Assistant News Editor; Cotillion Club; Dramatic
MARY KATHERINE ZEHMER: Sigma Sigma Sig-
ma; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; College Choir; Cotillion
Club; Granddaughter's Club.
Register of Students
Abernathy, Rachel Olivia . Dolphin
Ackiss, Geraldine Collier,
322 66lh St., Newporl News
Adams, Mary Frances Danripple
Adams. Mary Jacqueline Kenbridge
Adams, Ruby Aretia,
3604 Decatur St., Richmond
Agnew, Lillian Boswell Burkeville
Alderman, Irene Thelma, 310 Calhoun St., Galax
Alexander, Virginia Francis,
838 Northumberland, Roanoke
Allen, Dorothy Ethelwynn . Farmville, R.F.D. 5
Allen, Jacquelyn 206 Middle St.. Portsmout'i
Allen, Louise Baird Hebron
Allen, Marie Bird_ ._ White Gate
Allen, Nancye Alfriend ._ Hebron
Allen, Peggy Ann 108 First Ave., Farmville
Altomare, Aseita Blue Point, Long Island, N. Y.
Alvis, Doris Elizabeth,
3310 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg
Alvis, M. Frances,
3407 Memorial Ave., Lynchburg
Anderson, Dorothy Elizabeth Andersonville
Anderson, Irma Estelle Halifax
Anderson, Martha Waller Pedro
Anderson, Vivian Mae,
817 Beverly St., Covington
Andrews, Charlotte Grey,
241 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg
Andrews, Elva Kathryn,
304 First Ave., Farmville
Andrews, Florence Dillard, R.F.D. 1, Lynnhaven
Applewhite, Louise Parham Jarratt
Armfield, Fredna Elizabeth Oldlown
Arnold, Mary Prince Waverly
Atkinson, Margaret Esther Hampden-Sydney
Austin, Harriet Betsy Blacksburg
Averitt, Carol Lee . Stonega
Avery, Eugenia Charlotte Holdcroft
Ayers, Betty Mae,
512 Greenwood Road, Roanoke
Ayers, Eleanor Anne,
238 Carolina Ave., Roanoke
Bailey, Dorothy Anne Wakefield
811 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem, N. C
Baird, Miriam Iris, 1 19 Cambridge Ave., Roanoke
Baker, Nellie Walker Pamplin
Baldwin, Betty Zollickoffer,
705 High St., Farmville
Baldwin, Martha Ann The Island, Catawba
Ball, Harriet Haile Salvia
Barbee, Lois Johnson... Covington
Barham, Alice Leigh, 308 North St., Portsmouth
Barksdale, Virginia Sutherlm,
351 Woods Ave., Roanoke
Barlow, Agnes Lee Smithfield
Barlow, Elizabeth Louise, 209 High St., Farmville
Barlowe, Ruby Lara Lawrenceville
Barnes, Betty Louise,
501 Hamilton Ave., Roanoke
Barnes, Letha Thor as Baskerville
Barnett, Anne Neville Box 264, Berryville
Baron, Vera Frances R.F.D. 3, Martinsville
Barrett, Elizabeth Thomas,
514 Kensington Ave.. Roanoke
Barrett, Pauline Antionette Newsoms
Bartlett, May Harman, Box 364, Holden. W.Va
Beard, Julia Stelle Sandidges
Beasley, Ethel Lemoine,
315 High St., Petersburg
Beaton, Wilcey Katherine,
1806 Prentis Ave., Portsmouth
Beck, Mary Klare Butterworth
Beckner, Geraline Edith Troutville
Bellows, Elizabeth Willard White Stone
Bellus, Margaret Louise, 408 Beech St., Farmville
Belote, Alice Magruda Cape Charles
Benton, Anne Lillian Locust Dale
Benton, Nellie Brooke .....Locust Dale
Benton, Sally Hoggard, 213 S. Main St., Suffolk
Bernard, Elizabeth Williamson... Boone Mill
Berry, Gloria Paqueita,
1128 E. High St., Charlottesville
Berry, Julia Maie Burkeville
Berry, Mabelle Hamilton Burkeville
Billups, Margaret Anne,
R. F, D. 4, Box 19, Norfolk
Bishop, Doris Leighton, 518 Avon Road, Roanoke
B.shop, Helm Lenorc -La Crosse
Blackwell, Lucy Stepto; Warrenton
Bland, Nancy Goode Boydton
Blevins, Rebecca Mae,
13 Virginia Ave., Roanoke
Blount, Lena Catharine,
203 Mitchell Ave., Salisbury, N. C.
Boatwright, Elizabeth Gordon... New Canton
Bodine, Catherine Bowling Green
Boegs, OHve Louise Island
Bondurant, Nancy Leigh Box 245, Blacksburg
Booker, Mary Emily Hurt
Booth, Alpha Christine Vinton
Booth, Carman Louise. .808 Green St., Danville
Booth, Sarah Wyche Rocky Mount
Boothe, Carolyn E Wakefield
Boothe, Eleanor Leak Wakefield
Borden, Virginia Crews,
606 Lyons Ave., Charlottesville
Borum, Myrtle Leigh -Rice
Boswell, Anne Colgate,
1 1 1 Carroll Ave., C. H. Petersburg
Bourne, Jean Wytheville
2512 Orcutt Ave., Newport News
Bowen, Ellen Gibson Tazewell
Bowen, Jane Thornhill,
505 Elmwood Ave., Lynchburg
Bowen, Mildred Ann 511 High St., Farmville
Bowles, Mary Frances, Masonic Home, Richmond
Bowles, Norma Burns,
517 Commercial Ave., Clifton Forge
Bowling, Margaret Louise,
715 Carter Road, Roanoke
Bowman, Mary Elizabeth Draper
Boyette, Peggy Lou.. 1618 A St., Portsmouth
Bradshaw, Ann Amory,
807 Marshall St., Hampton
Brandon, Faye Louise.. .107 Park Road, Suffolk
Brickert, Anna Marie, 506 Second St., Farmville
Briggs, Betsy Aldrich,
1408 N. Hartford St., Arlington
Briggs, Helen Louise,
2917 Seminary Ave., Richmond
Brinkley, Mary Elizabeth,
R. F. D. 1. Box 185, Suffolk
Brisentine, Sybil Prospect
Brilt, Alice Lee 1523 Barton St., Portsmouth
Broda, Estelle Victoria,
3704 King St., Portsmouth
Brogan, Geneva Grace Callaway
Brookfield, Dorothy Elsa,
204 W. 47th St., Richmond
Brooks, Anne H 601 Brown Ave., Hopewell
Brooks, Mrs. Thomas M Westmoreland
Brown, Edna Mae 202 S. Main St.. Suffolk
Brown, Gay Ward,
89 N. Princeton Circle, Lynchburg
Brumfield, Josephine Gunn Farmville
Bryant, Iris Christine Branchville
Bryant, Mary Alice,
2918 Semmes Ave., Richmond
Bryant, Nancy Hall Smithfield
Bryant, Ruth Louise Dry Fork
Buchanan, Agnes Dinwiddle Waynesboro
Buchanan, Winifred Webb Waynesboro
Bundy, Elizabeth McClung Tazewell
Bunting, Margaret .Anne,
376 Albermarle Ave., Roanoke
307 Mallory Ave., Hampton
Burford, Mary Evelyn Amherst
Burge, Katherine Appomattox
Burgwyn, Anne M. G Tappahannock
Burnham, Virginia Hughes,
619 Euclid Ave., Lynchburg
Burroughs, Rachel Elizabeth Hallwood
Burwell, Gertrude Willis ...Locust Dale
Butterworth, Lena Hyman Dinwiddle
Buyers, Jane Terry Clay,
I 1 Pine St., Christiana, Pa.
Callls, Bernice Lee Meredithville
Callis, Virgima Mildred ..........Sales
Campbell, Margaret Eggleston. Highland Springs
Campfield, Virginia Mae,
502 W. Frederick St., Staunton
Canada, Josephine Lennig
Cannaday, Carolyn Hale Spring Valley
Cantrell, Harriet Camp, 1222 Third St., Roanoke
Cardwell, Annie Marie Concord Depot
Carlton, Josa Virginia,
425 Virginia Ave., Roanoke
Carlton, Mabel M Farmville
Carper, Sarah Blanche,
205 Broadway Ave.. Roanoke
Carr. Ethel McAllister,
1408 Lakefront Ave., Richmond
Carr, Margaret Anne, 916 Carter Road, Roanoke
Carr, Mary Jean,
405 Prichard St., Williamson, W. Va.
Carr, R. Yates R.F.D. 2, Charlottesville
Carrington, Anita Mildred Saxe
Carrington, Elizabeth Jane Burkeville
Carson, Mary Owen Concord Depot
Carter, Elizabeth Jane Grove Park, Roanoke
Carter, Sarah Frances Blairs
Chambers, Sarah Elizabeth,
304 Bath St., Clifton Forge
Chaplin, Corilda Lee Falling Springs
Chapman, Doris Dalton Rocky Mount
Cheape, Florence Yvonne Charlottesville
Chelf, Anne Josephine, 605 S. East St., Culpeper
Chesnul, Doris Ray,
923 Daclan Ave., Durham, N. C.
Childress, Dorothy McDonald ...Chrlstlansburg
Clarke, Jean Scott Martinsville
Clayton, Imogen Gordon, 726 Park St., Bedford
Clements. Ellen Pauline Manquln
Cline, Elizabeth Ann Stuarts Draft
Cline, Helene Albine Stuarts Draft
Cline, Sara Frances, 503 Virgmia Ave., Roanoke
Coalter, Margaret Elizabeth, R.F.D. 4, Richmond
Cobb, Martha Frances,
610 West 29th St., Richmond
Cobb, Mary Ann Wachapreague
Cobb, Minnie Frances Drewryville
Cobb, Sadie Eloise Charlotte Court House
Coberly, Alice Marie,
1607 Berkeley Ave., Petersburg
Coberly, Rosalie Dolon,
1607 Berkeley Ave., Petersburg
Cock, Anne Renalds,
325 Armlstead Ave., Hampton
Cock, Jack Renalds,
325 Armlstead Ave., Hampton
Cocks, Anne Lillian 600 Buffalo St., Farmville
Cogburn, Alice Clay, 826 Maiden Lane, Roanoke
Cogsdale, Josie Lee Newsoms
Cohoon, Alice Goode. .....1 13 Franklin St., Suffolk
Coleman, Esther Montague Greenfield
Coleman, Nahrea Irby.. Crewe
Coleman, Virginia Ayles....410 Grove St., Vinton
Cook, Mary Myrtle Wiriz
Cooke, Genevieve Ashby,
2018 Hanover Ave., Richmond
Copley, Bernice Lucille Kenbridge
Copley, Mary Roberta South Hill
Costello, Carroll Camilla,
2115 Hanover Ave.. Richmond
Coslello, Marguerile Virginia,
2115 Hanover Ave., Richmond
Cotlrell, Martha Louise,
3906 Seminary Ave., Richmond
Courier, Rosa Jackson Amelia
Courtney, Thelma Sawyer.
R.F.D. 3, Box 31, Winchester
Covington, Anne ...915 Green St., Danville
Cox. Mary Louise Wallers
Crawley, Laura Nell Hampden-Sydney
Crawley, Martha DeMoval Cumberland
Crews. Mary Louise ...Crystal Hill
Crider, Kat.e Whitehead Cambridge Arms
St. Paul and 34, Baltimore. Md.
Crocker. Susie Pearl Star Route
Crowder. Marie Neaves Stony Creek
Crowgey. Emma Louise Wytheville
Crumley. Dorothy Sue. 1017 Euclid Ave.. Bristol
Crute. Dorothy Pettice R.F.D. 1. Farmville
Cunningham. Mary Louise. Fincastle
Currie. Sara Rhodes.
35 Day Ave.. S. W., Roanoke
Custis. Llewellyn Kathlene.. Harborton
Darby, Margaret Cox McKenney
Davis. Dorothy Dade Raccoon Ford
Davis. Dorothy Elizabeth Box 1069. Richmond
Davis. Dorothy Wilson ..Sebrell
Davis. Lucy Otey,
1707 Richmond Ave., Lynchburg
Davis, Marie Smithfield
Davis. Mary Mallory.
Naval Mine Depot. Yorktown
Davis. Nelte Elizabeth Courlland
Davis. Virginia Elizabeth Bassett
Dawley. Dorothy Eloise,
3126 Lamb Ave.. Richmond
Dawley, Virginia Powell,
2914 Victoria Ave., Norfolk
Dawson. Helen Vernell,
3101 Stonewa.l Ave., Richmond
Dawson, Millian Henrietta Lodge
Deacon, Dorothy Douglas.
709 Center Ave.. Roanoke
DeBerry. Rachael Wiles,
815 S. Main St., Blackstone
DeLong, Helen Ehzabeth Buchanan
Desaix. Mae Carman,
164 Pasadena Place, Hawthorne, N. J.
Dew, Antoinette Gwathmey Kilmarnock
Dickens, Bessie L ..Capron
Dix, Marie Urbanna
Dix, Mary Francis Berryville
Dodl, Patricia Marie Farmville
Dodson, Mary Katherine,
517 Maryland Ave.. Norfolk
Dodson. Nellie Dean Avalon
Dooley. Helen Virginia Bedford
Downing. Belty Lee.
1209 Chesapeake Ave.. Newport News
Draine. Bertha Carlton... Walkerlon
Drewry. Barbara Mae.
420 County St.. Portsmouth
Dryden. Mary Anne Jeffs Post Office
Dudley. Jane Frances 809 High St., Farmville
Duer, Nan Ellen Toano
Duncan, Alice White Scottsville
Dunlap. Sally Kerr Lexington
Dunlap. Sue Teaford Lexington
Dunton. Beatrice Elexene,
409 Harbor Ave., Cape Charles
Dunton, Sudie Doughty Nassawadox
Dupuy, Nancy Reid,
914 Spring Garden St., Greensboro, N. C.
Eades, Dorothy A. Warwick,
237 Rosalind Ave., Roanoke
Earnest, Ora 528 Hampton Place, Portsmouth
Easley, Anne Carrington,
2721 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg
Eason, Caroline Rennie,
2614 Lamb Ave.. Richmond
Eason. Marie Gary. 2614 Lamb Ave.. Richmond
Ebel, Selina Ellen ...3403 Noble Ave.. Richmond
Echols, Thelma Louise Blackstone
Edmonson, Mary Sue Baskerville
Edwards, Alice Gwendolyn Lawrencevillle
Edwards. Katherine Arendall Courtland
Elam, Emma Frances Prospect
Ellett, Anne Hubbard... Jennings Ordinary
Ellett. Frances Leigh.
406 Washington Ave.. Roanoke
Elliott, Mrs. Florence Cults,
106 L. Third St.. Farmville
Elliotte, Emma Jamie Dry Fork
Ellis. Emil Beaumont
Engleby. Emma Jane.
511 Greenwood Rd., Roanoke
Englemen. Helen Hamrick Lexington
Epperson. Eloise 3cott ClarKton
Epperson. Lavinia Sue Clarkton
Ettinger. Laura Beulah Lawrenceville
Evans. Virginia Mae... Concord Depot
Fahr. Betty Beale.
2S0j Moss Side Ave.. Richmond
Faison, Elenora Dejarnette,
323 b. Main St.. Lexington
Farley, Marian. IVierry Pomt
Farmer, Phyllis ^ ranees,
6 Prospect Ave.. Onancock
Farrar, Betty Prospect
Fauntleroy. Mary Ijearing Altavista
Feagans. Eleanor Virginia,
k. F. D. 3. Lynchburg
Felts. Marjorie E Ivor
Felts, -lexie Belle Boykins
Ferguson. Caroline Box lj6, Chatham
Ferguson, Jeannette Estaline,
508 Avon Road, Roanoke
Finney, Margaret Anne Onancock
Firesheets, Virginia Greenwood Crewe
Fischer, Dorothy Lina.
Mam St.. East Islip. N. Y.
Flannagan. Martha Jane.
206 Second Ave.. Farmville
Fletcher, Patsy Gordon ..Box 227, Warrenlon
Folk, Eleanor Camper 119 Broad St., Salem
Ford. Carolyn Frances Virgil.na
Ford. Carolyn Louise Amherst
Foreman. Margaret Anne,
437 London St., Portsmouth
Foster, Margaret Elise Concord Depot
Fowlkes, Virginia Bliss,
120 Kemper Road, Danville
Foy, Mrs. R. E 410 Buffalo St., Farmville
Francis, Irene Bane White Gate
Franklin, Margaret Kent,
2021 Grove Ave., Richmond
Fraughnaugh, Ruth Sparta
Frazier, Helen Rose,
545 Siralton St.. Logan, W. Va.
Fulton, Nancy Louise R.F.D. 4, Danville
Furniss. Beatrice Estelle Saxis
Gardner, Anne Lee Blacksburg
Garland, Mabel Beatrice Wake
Garrett, Annie Elizabeth London Bridge
Garrett, Gracie Viola Keysville
Gee, Mrs. Frances W 408 Beech St., Farmville
Gentile, Bridget Anna 198 S. Main St., Suffolk
George, Anna Davis,
100 S. Elm Ave., Portsmouth
311 Starling Ave., Martinsville
German, Lillian Frances,
4114 Bramley Lane. Richmond
Geyer. Iris Frances 301 First Ave.. Farmville
Ghigo. Mrs. Ruth Dunnington Hampden-Sydney
Gibboney. Carrie Beatrice,
313 Bridge St.. Farmville
Gibson, Hazel Patricia,
3N-84 45th St., Astoria, N. Y.
Gilchrist. Ollie Graham,
2317 Vincent Ave., Norfolk
Gilliam, Coralee Miller.... Pamplin
520 Riltenhouse St., Washington, D. C.
Glasgow, Annie Elizabeth,
314 Westover Ave., Roanoke
Golladay. Helen Eloise Scottsville
Goode. Sarah Massie Dinwiddle
Goode. Virginia Blair Chase City
Gooden. Marjorie Florence.. ..Box 8^5. Lyncnburg
Gough. Lelia Pauline Dillwyn
Grabeel. Gene Rose Hill
Graff. Irma Douglas, 1 1 1 Walnut Ave.. Roanoke
Grant. Effie Louise, 328 52nd St., Newport News
Gray, Helen Chatham
Gray, Katherine Nelson Gloucester
Gray, Lilly Rebecca, 89 3Jrd St., Newport News
Greeley, Charlotte Louise.
104 Arbutus Ave.. Roanoke
Green, Doris Marie,
647 Kenyon St., N. W., Washington, D. C.
Greenall, Margaret Eulys Bassett
Greig, Elizabeth Jane Rosedale
Gresham, Charlotte Friend,
80 Linden Ave., Hampton
Grigg, Roberta Antoinette,
58 S. King St.. Hampton
Guinn. Edith Ruth....322 Brown Ave.. Hopewell
Gunter. Emma Elizabeth,
3606 Chamberlayne Ave.. Richmond
Guthrie. Mrs. Elizabeth H Farmville
Hahn. Dorothy Mae.
Montibello Hill. Charlottesville
Hale. Gertrude Hankel Front Royal
Hale, Ivey Mae Long Island
Hall, Jean Addison Windsor
Hall, Jeanne Carolyn 16 5th St.. Pulask,
Hall. Luella Byrd Hallwood
Hall, Martha Louise,
209 Sherwood Ave., Roanoke
Hall, Nell Sue 209 Sherwood Ave., Roanoke
Hall, Nina Lee Wachapreague
Hall, Virgima Alice South Boston
Hamilton, Grace Elizabeth Pamplin
Hamlin, Myrtle Marie Appomattox
Hammock, Martha Rebecca Blackstone
Handley. Ruth Elizabeth Boykins
Hannah, Alice Roberta... Palmyra
Hannah. Ashley Bell. . Palmyra
Hanvey, Miriam Vion. 932 North St.. Portsmouth
Hardaway. Martha Meade Burkeville
Harden. Marion Lee _ Dillwyn
Hardy. Mrs. Annie A... Boone Mill
Hardy. Betty Jarman...... 405 Beech St., Farmville
Hardy, Elizabeth Goodwyn Kenbridge
Hardy, Helen Wiley 405 Beech St., Farmville
Hardy. Jacqueline Marcella McKenney
Hardy. Jane Elizabeth. 418 Oak St.. Blackstone
Harman. Stella Hogan,
2306 Hillcrest Ave.. Roanoke
Harper. Betty Page. 139 iManteo Ave.. Hampton
Harper, Sue Semple,
3218 Hawthorne Ave., Richmond
Harper, Mrs. Virginia Fitzpatrick,
622 Oak St., Farmville
Harrell, Winnie Virginia,
,, . Masonic Home, Richmond
Harrington, Helen Frances,
R. F. D. 2, Box 122. Norfolk
Harris, Ada Moore....3301 Dill Ave., Richmond
Harris, Edna Stanhope ClarksviUe
Harris. Inda Gav,
,, . i 130 E. High St., Charlottesville
Harrison. Lois Christine Warfield
Harry. Mildred Lansdale.
204 S. Main St.. Suffolk
Harvey, Carolyn Gushing Curdsville
Harvie, Mary Anderson,
,, , 3912 Seminary Ave.. Richmond
Haskins. Harrietle Anne.
347 Creek Ave.. Hampton
Hastings. Dorothy Anne.
211 N. Mallory St., Phoebus
Hatcher, Geraldine Mae,
R. F. D. I, Box 476, Salem
Hatton, Jean Elizabeth.
3920 Park Ave.. Richmond
Hawkins, Betty Cleo 612 Day Ave., Roanoke
Hawkins, Helen Marie Culpeper
Hawks, Dorolhy Maxine,
308 High St., Blackstone
Hawlhorne. Kathryn Lloyd Kenbridge
Haydon, Louise Lultrell Callao
Haymes, Jeanne Alice,
Langley Field, Elizabeth City
Haymes, Mary Fidele,
Langley Field, Elizabeth City
Heard, Marian Lee,
220 Robertson Ave., Danville
Heermance, Georgiana S. L Charlottesville
Henderson, Ruby Lee - Blacksburg
Hendricks, Louise Elizabeth Long Island
25 Byron Ave., White Plains, N. Y.
Herald, Lottie Louise, 10 High St.,Logan, W. Va.
Hillsman, Hallie Meredith,
313 First Ave., Farmvllle
Hillsman, Lucy Elizabeth,
313 First Ave., Farmvllle
Hoback, Frances Ellen Richlands
Holladay, Ann Morton Farmvllle
Holland, Alice Anne....l07 S. Broad St., Suffolk
Holland, Mary Louise R. F. D., Holland
Holmes, Hazel Juanlta Union Level
Holt, Marjorle Eileen Maloaca
Honeycutt, Florence Lynnette,
R. F, D. 1, Farmvllle
Hopkms, Nancy Saunders Rocky Mount
Home, Madge Evelyn Tazewell
Horsley. Katherine D Lovingston
Hoskins, Emily Hume,
116 Linden Ave., Lynchburg
Howell, Rosemary Wesley,
1009 Elm St., Hopewell
Howell, Sue Shawver Mill
Howell, Virginia Asenath,
Church Road, DInwiddie
Hoyer, Helen Elizabeth,
93 Hampton Roads Ave., Hampton
Hubbard, Lena Rebecca Nathalie
Hubble, Ruby Lee Victoria
Hudglns, Ellen Rebecca Nuthush
Hudglns, Frances Eugenia.. Nuthush
Huff, Louise 335 S. Fourth St., Wytheville
Hughes, Frances Ernestine R.F.D. 3. Farmvllle
Hughes, Margaret Elizabeth,
M07 Sauer Ave., Richmond
Hughes, Mary Venable,
510 S. Main St.. Farmville
Hughes, Polly Bransford, R.F.D. 1, Lynchburg
Hume, Ruth Isabel Raccoon Ford
Hunt, Arlene Guthrie Nathalie
Hunt, Thelma Norma R.F.D. 2, South Boston
Hunter, Nelda Rose LaCrosse
Hurff, Emily Ann Driver
Hurt, Nell Eva,
209 Spring Hollow Ave., Roanoke
Hutcheson, Eleanor Barksdale Blacksburg
Hutcheson, Grace Collier McKenny
Hutcheson, Jane Lee, 225 Second Ave., Farmvllle
Hutchinson, Emma May Harbarton
Hutchinson, Jane Mankia Herndon
Hutchinson, Julia Sara Craddockvllle
Hutchinson, Sarah Virginia,
1308 Stockley Gardens, Norfolk
Hutchison, Ella Florence Newport
Hutler, Imogen Risque R.F.D. 1, Lynchburg
Jackson, Betly Lou,
1100 Forest Hill Drive, High Point, N. C.
Jacobs, Vera Helen,
201 Nelson St., Williamsburg
James, Cynthia Ashton Havre de Grace, Md.
James, Margaret Edmonds Kendall Grove
Jarman, Mary Chlotilde .Crozet
Jarratt, Katherine Eppes,
105 Lee Ave., Stony Creek
Jeffries, Mary Helen Culpeper
Jennings, Betsy Jane 710 First St., Roanoke
Jennmgs. Elizabeth Hope Madisonvllle
Jester, Miriam Langston, Military Road, Suffolk
Johns, A. Penultimo _ Farmvllle
Johnson, Anna Margaret Covesville
ohnson, Dorothy Lavlnia, 230 Penne St., Suffolk
ollelt, Sarah Burton Stanardsvllle
olllffe, Mary Jane Stephenson
oily, Mattie E South Hill
oily, Ruth Elizabeth South Hill
ones, Anna Browne .Farmvllle
ones, Elies Rebecca Buffalo Junction
ones, Gladys Virginia Concord Depot
ones, Kathleen Earls
ones, Marian Elizabeth,
806 Appomattox St., Hopewell
ones, Martha Jane ...Monterey
ones, Mary Charlotte Wellvllle
ones, Ruth Elizabeth 809 High St., Farmvllle
Kash, Frances Vivian R.F.D. 2, Lynchburg
Keck, Frances Elizabeth, 745 Loyal St., Danville
Keesee, Sara Belle Sycamore
Keller, Pauline Carroll,
228 Thornrose Ave., Staunton
Kennelt, Margaret Loyd Hardy
Kent, Elizabeth Anne Columbia
Kibler, Elva Mae Chase City
Kibler, Rachel Wilson Alberta
Kidd, Mary Elizabeth Charlie Hope
KIlby, Patsy Jean Toano
Kilmon, Eugenia Hardy Onancock
King, Minnie Gertrude Tangier
Krenning, Evelyn 415 S. 4th St., Wytheville
Kunz, Baylis Elizabeth, 1045 Rivermont Terrace
Laird, Betty McClung R.F.D. 1, Lexington
Lankes, Emily Elizabeth,
306 River Road, Hilton Village
Latture, Roberta Fulton,
507 Jackson Ave., Lexington
Lawhorne, Mildred Louise,
312 Second St., Farmvllle
Lawrence, Dorolhy R.F.D. 2, Salem
Lawson, Sarah Virginia,
227 Denver Ave., Lynchburg
Layman, Elolse Grey.. New Castle
Lee, Doris Elizabeth,
231 44th St., Newport News
Lee, Florence Whiting,
108 La Salle Ave., Hampton
Leftwich, Juanlta Grey Bassett
LeGrand, Elizabeth Labella Appomattox
Leonard, Doris Corinne,
75 Lowell St., Lynn, Mass.
Lewis, Helen Elizabeth,
122 Westover Ave., Roanoke
Lewis, Mray Elizabeth, 639 Jefferson St., Danville
LIgon, Camlllla Blanton R.F.D. 1, Farmvllle
LIgon, Mildred Scott. Clarksvllle
Lindamood, Hannah Ruth Stony Creek
Long, Helen Si. Paul
Looney, Eveline Mackreth,
521 Falls Road, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Loving, Mrs. Elizabeth Harris, R.F.D. 2, Pamplln
Loving, Ruth Vivian Louisa
Lovlns, Margaret Godsey Cumberland
Lowry, Velma Rebecca,
306 8th Ave., St. Albans, W. Va.
Loyd, Eugenia Penn, 121 7 Creslon Ave., Roanoke
Lucy, Betty Allen, 123 Sherwood Ave., Roanoke
Lupton, Evelyn Mae, 6112 Wythe Place, Norfolk
Lybrook, Leona Grayce Fincastle
Lybrook, Johnny _.. FIncaslle
Lyons, Margaret Ann,
1667 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg
McAfee, Alyce ....1006 Edgehlll Road, Richmond
McAllister, Marjorle Stratton,
615 W. 33rd St., Richmond
McCaleb, Martha Lee, 112 Shore St., Petersburg
McCalley, Shirley Anderson,
128 N. 32nd St., Richmond
McCaskill, Barbara Brand,
McDonald's Corners, Ontario, Canada
McConnell, Elizabeth Ethelwyn Agrlcola
McCorkle, Martha S.. 203 First Ave., Farmvllle
McCoy, Elizabeth Price Monterey
McCoy, Mary Hllle Monterey
NAME • ADDRESS
McDanlel, Eliza, 3307 Wilson Ave., Lynchburg
McDanlel, Kitty Grey Concord Depot
McFall, Madge Vass 1041 Main St., Danville
McGinnis, Jane Frances,
402 Allison Ave., Roanoke
McGuire, Helen Virginia, 110 2nd St., Roanoke
Mcllwaine, Helen Randolph,
1595 Berkeley Ave., Petersburg
McKenry, Mrs. Ellen Scott Cumberland
406 Middle St., Portsmouth
McLaIn, Mabel Ellen St. Stephens Church
McLaughlin, Bertha Dotger,
2027 Greenway, Charlotte, N. C.
McNeal, Edna Mae Falrport
McPherson, Ethel May,
703 Jamison Ave., Roanoke
McRae, Elizabeth 703 Main St., South Boston
Maclay, Nancy Douglass Hilton Village
Mahone, Mary Armlstead,
718 S. Adams St., Petersburg
Mallory, Frances Parham Lawrencevllle
Mann, Aggie Loulse....2 19 Brown St., Petersburg
Mann, Frances Estelle,
311 Bridge St., Farmville
Markland, Aline Downing,
1001 Rowland Ave., Norfolk
Marshall, Ann Elizabeth Victoria
Marshall, Judith E., 1718 Kemper St., Lynchburg
Marshall, Mary Alice Amelia
Marshall, Susan Jane Victoria
Martin, Jean Bruce Lanexa
Martin, Myrtle Frances Dry Fork
Mason, Mary Meade. .2 Vista Ave., Lynchburg
Mauney, Mary Vera,
1008 East 10th Ave., Hickory, N. C.
Maxey, Octavia Anna Powhatan
May, Catherine Elizabeth,
1436 Eureka Circle, Roanoke
Mayes, Dorothy Elizabeth Stony Creek
Mayo, Ora Walker Schuyler
Mayton, Martha Alice,
506 Colonial Ave., C. H., Petersburg
Meacham, Ernestine Henley,
306 N. Stafford Ave., Richmond
Meggs, Jennie Ethel Marion, S. C.
Menefee, Dorothy Lee,
99 Carolln Ave.. Roanoke
Messick, Eleanor... 709 Avenel Ave., Roanoke
Mlllner, Essie Robetta,
315 52nd St., Newport News
MInnick, Carolyn Virginia,
1702 Richmond Ave., Lynchburg
Mish, Margaret Grayson,
8 Jordan St., Lexington
Mitchell, Marian Virginia Reedvllle
Mitchell, Mary Edythe,
815 29th St., Newport News
Mitchell, Mary Walker Culpeper
Moger, Ruth Prudence,
107 35th St., Apt. 8, Newport News
Moody, Genevieve Rachel,
1814 E. Boulevard, Petersburg
Moody, Margaret Louise Mt. Airy, N. C.
Moomaw, Lorana Tillman,
1608 Chapman Ave., Roanoke
Moore, Betsy Emma Chatham
Moore, Emily Flynt Reedvllle
Moore, Hattle Cleveland Sutherlin
Moore, Nancy Hodnett R. F. D. 3, Chatham
Moore, Pauline Elizabeth,
612 Victoria Ave., Hampton
Moore, Susie Lyie Kenbridge
Moore, Virginia Anne 219 Pearl St., Suffolk
Morris, Mildred Lovell,
530 Park Place, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Morris, Virginia Lockett Burkeville
Moss. Nancy Ward Tazewell
Motley, Mary Will Chatham
Moltley, Mary Anna .Farmvllle
Mottley, Virginia Louise. ...R. F. D. 2, Farmvllle
Moyer, Jean Vernon,
1702 Prentis Ave., Portsmouth
Murray, Patricia O. C,
134 N, Peninsula Drive. Daytona Beach, Fla.
Muse, Eloise, 1 516 Matthews Terrace, Porlsmoulh
Musselman, Virginia Mercedes,
806 N. Barton St., Arlington
Naff. Nancy Fahey .308 Rosalind Ave., Roanoke
Nease. Hilma - Martinsville
Nelson, Caralie ....810 Grove St., South Boston
Nelson, Opal Irene Masonic Home, Richmond
Nevfcomb, Dorothy Anderson Clarksville
Newman, Josephine Hope Vinton
Newman, Nellie Kathryn,
110 Grove St., Farmville
Nicol, Josephine Bell,
12 Md. Ave., Gaithersburg, Md.
Niemeyer, Gloria Marie, 243 N. Main St., Suffolk
Niemeyer, Lucrece Billsoly,
620 Park Ave., Portsmouth
Nlmmo, Marjorie Lois, 101 Brewer Ave., Suffolk
Noblin, Emma Frances,
Serpell Heights, Farmville
Noell, Jennie Crews Gretna
Nuckols, Ada Clarke R.F.D. 2, Richmond
Nunnally, Edith Hatchett,
210 W. 12lh St., Richmond
Oakes, Alma Louise - Kenbridge
Oakes, Judith Virginia Pamplm
Oast, Ethel Blanche, 1050 Lechie St., Portsmouth
O'Farrell, Mary Margaret,
Box 688, Rosedale, Covington
OTarrell, S. Virginia,
Box 688, Rosedale. Covington
Ottinger, Mildred Kathleen,
3321 Wilson Ave., Lynchburg
Overbey. Martha Allene Chatham
Owen. Betsy Carolyn,
113 S. Pearl St.. Rocky Mount, N. C.
Owen, Betty Mae Victoria
Owen, Emily Louise Jarratt
Owen, Mildred Rose Jarratt
Owen. Sarah Wade.
Wilborne Ave.. South Boston
Owen. Virginia Sue,
Wilborne Ave., South Boston
Padgett, Lucille Helen Forest
Page, Irma Harrison.
1500 Sunset Ave.. Rocky Mount. N. C.
Painter. Louise Earle,
202 Richelieu Ave., Roanoke
Palmer. Louise Armstead ...Marry Point
Palmer. Muriel North Crystal Hill
Palmer. Ruth Lawrenceville
Pankey. Evelyn Ivey New Canton
Papas. Marion Isbell R.F.D. I. Farmville
Parcell. Virginia Louise.
103 Wasena Ave., Roanoke
Parham, Frances Worthington,
1607 Westover Ave., Petersburg
Parker, Elizabeth Ann,
406 Glasgow St., Portsmouth
Parker, Mary Virginia Homeville
Parks, Augusta Parksley
Parks, Mahalinda Kellam Onancock
Parrish, Martha Catherine.
3900 West Broad St., Richmond
Parsons, Ruby Mae Cullen
Partridge, Esther Ruth,
2703 Marlboro Ave., Norfolk
Patterson, Agnes Meredith,
2307 Buena Vista Road, Wmston-Salem, N. C.
Patterson, Frances Gilmer New Canton
Paulette, Emily Estelle South Hill
Payne, Dorothy Marie Onancock
Payne, Nell Byrdine Pamplin
Payne, Roberta Fox Haymarket
Peerman, Martha Elizabeth,
144 Holbrook Ave., Danville
Peery, Katherine Hall Tazewell
Peery, Mary Martha Tazewell
Peery, Betty Evelyn, 605 Arden Road, Roanoke
Persinger, Charlotte Elizabeth,
525 College Ave., Salem
Petticrew, Mary Elizabeth,
1540 Brandon Road, Roanoke
Pettis, Virginia Lee,
212 South Linden St., Richmond
Pettit, Mary Anne Fork Union
Pharis, Rose Putzel....31 7 Brown St., Martinsville
Phillips, Catherine Curie,
Box 242. Hampton. Elizabeth City
Phillips. Charlotte Slockley MeKa
Phillips. Rebecca Louise.
Box 289. R. F. D. 3. Hampton
Philpott. Elizabeth Maxine Philpott
Pickral. Agnes Evangeline Chatham
Pierce. Agnes Virginia Whaleyville
Pierce. Margaret Mason ...Warrenlon
Pierpont. Nancy Clayton. 194 W. Mam St.. Salem
Pilkinton. Ella Marsh.
306 Somerset Ave.. Richmond
Pippin. Muriel Edgerton.
Fremont. North Carolina
Pittman, Billie Courtland
Plunkett. Nancy Eudora.
3 Riverview Place, Lynchburg
Policy, Virginia Ann Hollins
Pope. Frances Bland ..Drewryville
Poston, Janie Katherine Rice Road. Farmville
Powell. Ann Wescott.
12 Center Hill Court, Petersburg
Powell. Frances Wesley.
R. 1, Box 100, Mason's Creek Road, Norfolk
Powell. Jane Buffin, 341 La Salle Ave.. Hampton
Powell. Katherine Wachapreague
Powell. Lucie Ellen ...Union Level
Powell. Nancy Jean.
406 N. Lexington St.. Covington
Powell. Nannie Lucille Esmont
Power. Lula Johnson,
517 Locust Ave.. Charlottesville
Power. Mary Carrington.
517 Locust Ave.. Charlottesville
Pratt. Jane Frances Wellville
Price, Anne Fleenor Rice
Price, Katherine Elizabeth,
285 East Main St.. Wvtheville
Price. Katherine Holcombe Brookneal
Pride. Florence Bernice.
R. F. D. 3. Box 202, Petersburg
Pritchett, Frances Beatrice,
27 S. South St., Petersburg
Pritchett. Nell Clay ...27 S. South St.. Petersburg
Prosise. Annette Susan Wilson
Prosise. Mary Marshall Wilson
Pueh, Carroll Wade Charlotte Court House
Pugh. Katherine Lee Phenix
Purdum. Ruth Lea R. F. D. 3. Danville
Purkins. Virginia Beverley,
1510 Avondale Ave.. Richmond
Quillin. Evelyn M 904 High St.. Farmville
Radspinner. Catherine Louise.
4008 Wythe Ave., Richmond
Raiford, Frances Cleopatra Ivor
Ralph, Elizabeth 100 Pennsylvania. Lynchburg
Box 292. San German. Puerto Rico
Ramsey. Eugenia Elizabeth Drewryville
Ramsey. Helen Glynwood Sydnorsville
Rapp. Ellen Elizabeth.
606 Azeele St.. Apt. 4. Tampa. Florida
Rash. Gladys Virginia Blackstone
Read. Amy Ray 721 Blair Ave., Hampton
Reid, Betty Evans,
1056 W. Beverley St., Staunton
Reid, Eva Lois 307 Pine St.. Farmville
Reiff. Helen Dorothy.
108 Lansdowne Court. Lansdowne. Pa.
Reveley. Evelyn 705 Carter Road. Roanoke
Reynolds. Mrs. Pauline R..
410 Second St.. Farmville
Rhodes. Eva Lewis Windsor
Rice. Margie Lucy.
3207 Seminary .-Xve.. Richmond
Rice, Mary Bernice. R. F. D. 3, Farmville
Richards, Virginia Gray,
618 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg
Richeson, Mabel Lucille Amherst
Ridgeway, Oza Pollard South Boston
Riggan, Mary Virginia Boyce
Ritchie. Mary Jane,
4013 W. Franklin St., Richmond
Robbins, Dorothy Elizabeth Johnsontown
Roberts, Martha 1040 Pine St.. Norton
Robinette. Burnice Francis Big Stone Gap
Rogers. Anne Jones.
230 55th St.. Newport News
Rogers. Mary Roselie Melfa
Rollins. Dorothy Buhrman.
1902 N. Quincy St.. Arlington
Rose. Virginia Graves.
838 W. Washington St.. Petersburg
Rosebro, Frances Brown,
603 Virginia Ave.. Roanoke
Rosenberger. Jane Louise.
121 Peyton St.. Winchester
Ross. Vivian Elaine Shelmore Apt.. Lynchburg
Rouse, Carolyn Towe.
119 35th St.. Newport News
Royall. Ellen Tazewell
Rucker. Sarah Anne Mattoax
Rudd. Alice Virginia.
2711 Floyd Ave.. Richmond
Ruger. Helen Karlene.
31 Prospect St.. White Plains. N. Y.
Russ, Marguerite 625 Carolina Ave., Norfolk
Sale, Agness Crewe
Sale, Nancy Ann ...1024 First St.. Roanoke
Sanford. Jane Cabell. 402 Buffalo St.. Farmville
Sanford. Louisa Frazer Hilton Village
Saunders. Catherine Clyde.
3631 Watson Ave.. Norfolk
Saunders. Jane Harrison.
719 Byrd Park Court. Richmond
Saunders. Martha Anne. Blue Ridge
Saunders. Nancy Virginia Capron
Saville. Margaret Bernice Murat
Saville. Nancy Hope Murat
Savory. Mildred Butterfield.
423 S. Sycamore St.. Petersburg
Sawyer, Ann Hinlon Farmville
Scales, Elizabeth Lesueur Cascade
Schlobohm, Philippa Elizabeth,
348 54th St., Newport News
Scott. Anne Beale.
203 Washington St., Portsmouth
Scott, Eleanor McCartrey,
Virginia Apartment 6, Suffolk
Scott. Ellen Kendall Easlville. Northampton
Scott. Harriet Jones Orange
Scott, Jean Arnold 544 Elm Ave.. Roanoke
Scott. Mary Jane 5 Parker St.. Onancock
Scott, Pauline Hamilton Orange
Scott. Stella Crockett Box 312. Onancock
Scruggs. Bessie Lee Second St.. Farmville
Sears. Jeanne 1701 Boiling Ave.. Norfolk
Secberl. Alice McFaddm Tazewell
Seward. Helen Kevan.
1537 Berkeley Ave., Petersburg
Seward, Sara Elizabeth Midlothian
Sexton, Elizabeth Lochridge,
2506 Fairview Road. Raleigh. N. C.
Shanklin, Dawn Shepard.
3670 Fort Ave.. Lynchburg
Shannon. Mary Louise.
2025 Rosewood Ave., Richmond
Shelburne, Elizabeth Ann Rocky Mount
Shelor. Janelle Fincastle
Shelton. Grace Mildred R.F.D. 2. Chase City
Shelton. Mrs. Nellie Russell.
506 Buffalo St.. Farmville
Shelton. Ruby Marion Chase City
Shepard. Ethelyn Marie Guinea Mills
Shorter. Irma Lois Charlotte Court House
Shulkcum. Jean Winifred.
612 Day Ave.. Roanoke
Shumate. Ruth Elizabeth Oak Hill. W. Va.
Sibold. Edith Jeanette Newport
Sibold. Sarah Mae Newport
Simmons, Mary Sue Sebrell
Simmons. Virginia Carol,
901 High St., Farmviile
Sink, Jane Lee....Weslover 72 St. Weslend Ave.,
Apl. 610, New York City, N. Y.
Smith, Beverly Elizabeth,
1207 Maple Ave., Roanoke
Smith, Doris Elizabeth Lawrenceville
Smith, Dorothy Juanita Rice
Smith, Dorothy Lindsay,
642 Park Ave., Portsmouth
Smith, Eolrae Perrye,
211 W. Walnut St., Goldsboro, N. C.
Smith, Eslelle Walton Victoria
Smith, Ethelyn Douglas Branchville
Smith, Jeraldine Bmford,
2507 Arcutt Ave., Newport News
Smith, Julia Ellen Long Island
Smith, Keith Marshall,
1220 W. Franklin Ave., Richmond
Smith, Margaret Ann, 321 Fudge St., Covington
Smith, Martha Virginia,
253 Tazewell Ave., Cape Charles
Smith, Myra Elizabeth Culpeper
Smith, Nancy Vaughan Cumberland
Smith, Pattie Venable _ .R.F.D. 2, Brookneal
Smith, Virginia Louise .1510 Call St., Richmond
Smith, Virginia Winston Dumbarton
Snell, Frances Dupuy Phenix
Snow, Mamie Davis R.F.D. 3, Farmviile
Snyder, Ada Claire Allavista
Spencer, Katherme Cowherd Gordonsville
Spencer, Sara Margaret ....409 Pine St., Farmviile
Spinner, Judith Isabell,
M2 Piedmont Ave., C. H., Petersburg
Sprinkle, Dorothy Virginia... Buchanan
Stargell, Nancy Carolyne Schuyler
Steel, Jean Elizabeth,
1607 Lake Front Ave., Richmond
Steidtman, Lois Jane,
410 V. M. L Parade, Lexington
Stephens, Elva Margaret.. Gretna
Stephens, Shirley Ann 241 E. 40th St., Norfolk
Stephenson, Margaret Louisa Vanderpool
Stephenson, Olivia Doughtry Ivor
Sterrett, Mary Louise Rockbridge Baths
Stevens. Charlotte Arrington
Stevenson, Florence Boone.
1603 Laburnum Ave.. Richmond
Stimpson. Annie Camilla Farmviile
Sloakes, Joice Hathaway,
1049 North St., Portsmouth
Stone. Anne Elizabeth,
3002 West Ave.. Newport News
Stone. Mary Wenonah.
48 Shenandoah Road, Hampton
Stossel. Elsie Charlise, Villa Ave., Front Royal
Stoutamire, Salome Francis,
R. F. D. 1. Box 242, Salem
Stowers. Stella Marie _ Gratton
Stras, Helene ._ Tazewell
Strick. Alfreda... 628 Oak St.. Farmviile
Slurgis. Mary Catherine Nassawadox
Summerfield. Elizabeth Virginia.
408 Barham Road. Roanoke
Summer. Eloise B Baskerville
Swingle. Ethel Lorraine R.F.D. 3, Petersburg
Sydnor. Helen Virginia Mannboro
Sydnor. Lucy Lee Crewe
Tate. Margaret 120 Fayton Ave.. Norfolk
Taylor. Mrs. Mary Glenn Prospect
Taylor. May Robertson ...Onancock
Taylor. Mildred Earle.
120 W. 34th St.. Richmond
Terrell. Frances May _ Beaverdam
Thierry, Florence Georgia.
R.F.D. 5. Box 235, Roanoke
Thomas. Virginia Doris,
R.F.D. 1, Box 24, Boone Mill, Frankim
Thompson, Louis Gwendolyn South Hill
Thompson, Marie Louise South Hill
Thompson, Mary Gray Tazewell
Thompson, Pearl Price,
518 Parkway, High Point. N. C.
Thorington. Evelyn Marie Cape Charles
Thornton. LaReine Harriet Atlantic
Timberlake. Evelyn Byrd,
2022 W. Grace St.. Richmond
Townsend. Elizabeth Bryan.
126 Shore St.. Petersburg
Travis. Helen Elizabeth.
101 Connecticut Ave.. Lynchburg
Trice, Ruby Wellmglon Toano
Tripp. Barbara .503 S. Davis Ave.. Richmond
Tucker, Lucy Bridgforth.. Drakes Branch
Turnbull, Lucy Carmichael,
3400 Brook Road, Richmond
Turner, Frances Anne,
1208 Bellevue Ave., Richmond
Turner, Lilian Ann,
227 Academy Ave., Blackstone
Turner, Shirley Moore,
403 St. Andrew St., Petersburg
Tweedy, Marietta Lucille,
R. F. D. 1, Concord Depot
Tyler, Betty Mae Dunnsville
Upshur, Jean Snow Cheriton
Utt, Ella Marie 307 Arbutus Ave., Roanoke
Vaden, Harrietle Spjncer,
1 502 Confederate Ave., Richmond
Valentine, Frances Moore Brunswick
Vassar, Edith Atkinson Keysville
Vaughan, Doris Elizabeth R.F.D. 2, Franklin
Vaughan, Sadie Rebecca Burkeville
Vick, Marjorie Louise Branchville
Vier. Patty Lou _ Pulaski
Wagstaff. Agnes Young Skipwith
Wahab. Lillian Elizabeth.
100 Gates Ave.. Norfolk
Walden. Edith Grey Scotlsburg
Walker, Annie Belle Buffalo Junction
Walker. Harriet Brown.
3616 Hawthorne Ave.. Richmond
Walker, Lucy Lena Rustburg
Walker, Mary Virginia Guinea Mills
Wallace, Grace Louise,
3919 W. Franklin St., Richmond
Waller, Jane Frankim.
1410 Boiling Ave.. Norfolk
Walls. Elizabeth Virginia Lanexa
Wamsley, Mary Stuart. ...Millboro
Ward, Margaret Louise Box 13 Farmviile
Ware. Ann Burwell.
83 N. Kanawha St., Beckley, W. Va.
Ware, Josephine Roane Dunnsville
Warner, Elizabeth Selden Tappahannock
Warren, Dell Kennard Midland
Warren, Mary Houston, 711 High St.. Farmviile
Warwick, Jeanne Boisseau Lexington
Watkins, Kathryn Elizabeth Amelia
Watkins, Marget Ligon,
2128 Springfield Ave., Norfolk
Watkins, Nancy Claire. 3 12 First Ave.. Farmviile
Watson. Georgia Watson R.F.D. 3, Farmviile
Watson. Julia May _ South Hill
Watts. Helen Wentworth.
3707 Nicholas St., Lynchburg
Watts, Jean Shields ...709 7th St., Roanoke
Walts, Myrtle Virginia Brunswick
Weaver. Kathryn Mae Saxis
Webb. Betty Porter 304 High St.. Blackstone
Webb, Dorothy Mae Emporia
Webster. Margaret Voochies....Box 621. Amherst
Wentz, Helen Mane.
W. Main St.. Ext.. Schoolfield
Wertz. May McNeil.
127 Sherwood Ave.. Roanoke
Wescott. Emily Ames Onley
Wescott, Mary Annabel... Onley
West, Mary Owens 4619 King St.. Portsmouth
West. Norma Lee Onancock
West. Sarah Elizabeth 940 N St.. Portsmouth
Wheeler. Roberta Elma... ...R.F.D. 3. Lynchburg
Whelchel. Martha Bearden.
790 Armistead Ave.. Hampton
Whlsnant. Sarah Elizabeth. Woodland. N. C.
Whilaker, Forrestine Lorraine.
194 Warwick Road. Hilton Village
White. Barbara Gresham.
18 Washington St.. Portsmouth
White. Betty Faith Springfield
White. Eleanor Miller Linden
White, Nelle Alice R.F.D. 3, Roanoke
Whitehead, Ellen Katherine Chatham
Whitfield, Margaret Sue Handsoms
Whitfield, Virginia Mae.. Handsoms
Whitlock, Evelyn Patricia Mt. Airy. N C
Whitlow. Ann Reese Rocky Mount
Wiley. Ruth Gwendolyn Box 3. Clarksville
Wilkerson, Violet Lucille.
504 Park Ave.. Farmviile
Wilkms. Lois Angel Box 196, Dumbarton
Wilkinson. Elizabeth Penn Lawrenceville
Williams. Anne Carrel Chatham
Williams. Daphne Lorraine ...Capron
Williams. Lora Elizabeth.
58 Court St.. Portsmouth
Williams, Mary Anne. 58 Court St., Portsmouth
Williams. Mary Ellen,
143 Carroll Ave., Petersburg
Williams, Peggy French Blacksburg
Williamson, Helen Tilden, 601 Pine St., Farmviile
Williamson, Isabel Holmes.
601 Pine St., Farmviile
Wills, Mary Hilda Zuni
Willson, Mary Barnes Amelia
Wilson. Mary Louise Lyndhurst
Windham. Bess Rouse,
1678 Berkeley Ave., Petersburg
Windham, Lula Rouse,
1678 Berkeley Ave., Petersburg
Winn, Flora Wilson Wilson
Winn, May Turner . 858 Maiden Lane, Roanoke
Winslow, Jacqueline Byrd Northwest
Winstead, Ruth Whedbee,
330 55lh St.. Newport News
Wise. Eliza Warwick.
103 Chesterfield Road. Hampton
Witcher. Mrs. Mary Witcher.
707 High St.. Farmviile
Witt. Isabel Jane 519 Second St., Farmviile
Wolfe, Elizabeth Rives,
306 Riverview Ave., Hopewell
Wolfe, Nancy Jane..3 12 Boston Ave,, Lynchburg
Wolfenbarger. Mary Elizabeth ...Appalachia
Woltz, Evelyn Hagood Nathalie
Wood. Dorothy Lee Morrison
Wood. Edith Mary.
R.F.D. 3. Box 477. Petersburg
Wood. Emma Pride... Amelia
Wood, Katherine Lucille,
401 Wycliffe Ave., Roanoke
Wood, Norma Kensolving,
1011 W. Grace St., Richmond
Woodall, Edna La Crosse
Woodall, Violet Mae.. Long Island
Woodbridge, Reba Mary .Chatham
Worley, Virginia Waters,
Madison Heights, Amherst
Worsham, Marion Land,
920 N. Main St., Danvi'le
Wortham, Geraldine Rivers Blacksburg
Wright, Dorothy Alice,
1000 High St., Farmviile
Wright, Margaret Madison,
1817 Hanover Ave., Richmond
Wright, Winifred Ann ., 1000 High St., Farmviile
Yates, Elsye Berry,
1220 Oak Dale Terrace, Suffolk
Young, Anna Lathrop.. Hebron
Young, Helen Rives..... Disputanta
Youngberg, Betty Mae,
2805 Monument Ave.. Richmond
Zehmer. Mary Katherine.
406 N. Sheppard St.. Richmond
*-;^ ^ ND so it ends — our story. As we complete the final tasks, it is with
mingled feelings of joy and sorrow that we hand over our work to those who
follow us. In remembering this past year, and the hours we've spent together —
.some m real earnest work compiling all that goes to make up a book — many
in fun and laughter over the incidents that have happened — we stop to realize
all those groups and individuals to whom we owe a debt oi gratitude, and
without whom our dreams of the 1940 VlRGINIAN could never have become
To Daniel and Smith Photographers we give our sincere thanks for their
loyalty, interest, and assistance in making our pictorial record of the year.
To Jahn & Oilier Engraving Company we give deep appreciation for
their efficient service, and their constructive criticism and advice on our problems
of making a layout suitable to the theme of our book.
To J. P. Bell Company, Inc., the printers, go well deserved thanks for
their patient and helpful service in helping us to work out the details of our
To Mr. Paul Spring and Mr. Lee Williamson go our heartiest thanks for
some of the material in our snap section.
Throughout the year, Mr. T. A. McCorkle, our faculty adviser, has been
always ready to help us with problems that have seemed almost baffling, and to
give us encouragement when our plans seemed to reach a standstill. Miss
Nancy Foster, literary adviser, and Miss Virginia Bedford, art adviser, have
given generously of their time and energy in helping us to carry out our plans.
To the Student Body we owe immeasurable thanks — this story is your
story — It is you who have made this book possible. Our task has been merely
that of collecting and making a permanent record of the memories that you
Lastly, we wish to express our deepest gratitude to the staff of The 1940
Virginian. It is difficult for us to say how earnestly we appreciate their un-
tiring work, their invaluable suggestions and ideas, and their remarkable spirit.
They have seen the year from the student's viewpoint, and have worked faith-
fully and long to complete the many tasks assigned to them.
As the last page is finished, the last word written, we sense a small feeling
of satisfaction in our work. Sincerely we hope that somewhere within these
pages each of you will find a spot that has its own meanings for you, and which
will bring back cherished memories of your life at Farmville in 1 939-'40.
Isabel H. Williamson
Sally K. Dunlap