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T. A. McCORKLE, Facull^ AdvU 

SALLY DUNLAP, Business Manager 



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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. 



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. 




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 
would stop. 

Miss Mary White Cox 

Head of the Home y 

Regis frar 

S. L. Graham 
Business Manager 

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 
thorough planning. 

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 
L. I. 

Professor of Fine and 
Applied Arts 

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 


B. S., M. A. 

Associate Professor of 

LiLA London 

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)) 

Edith Stevens 
M. A., Ph. D. 

Associate Professor of 

Thomas A. McCorkle 
B. A., M. S. 

Professor of Chemistry 
and Phy^sics 

Raymond Holliday 

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 
Social Sciences 

Frances Waters 

Assistant Professor of 


Mary Nichols 
B. S., M. S. 

issistant Professor of 

Sarah Boyd Tucker 
B. A., M. A. 

Associate Professor of 
HistorM and Social Science 

Virginia Bedford 
B. S., M. A. 

Assistant Professor of Fine 
and Applied Arts 

Katharine Tupper 

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- 

Mary Barlow 
B. S., M. A. 

Professor of Physical and 
Health Education 

Louise Robertson 


B. S., M. A. 

Assistant Professor of 

Ph'^sical Education 

Leola Wheeler 
B. A., M. A. 

Professor of Reading and 

Carrie B. Taliaferro 

B. S., M. A. 
Professor of Mathematics 

Alfred H. Strick 
Professor of Music 


B. Mus. 
Assistant Professor of Music 

Ottie Craddock 
B. A. 

Assistant Professor of Fine 
and Applied Arts 

Leon E. Bell 
B. A., M. A. 

Associate Professor of 

Edgar Johnson 
B. S., B. D. 

Assistant Professor of 

Merle Landrum 
B. S., M. A. 

Professor of Business 

Edna Bolick 
B. S. 

Instructor in Hom^ 

Carolyn Cogbill 
B. S., M. A. 

Associate Professor of 

Education and Principal 

of Elcnentarv School 

Sibyl Henry 
B. A., M. A. 

Supen'isor of Second Grade 
Elemenlarn School 

Mary B. Haynes 
B. S., M. A. 

Supervisor of First Grade 
Elementarv School 

Alice E. Carter 
B. S., M. A. 

Supervisor of Sixth Grade 
Elementarv School 

Georgie Norris 
B. S., M. A. 

Supervisor of Fourth Grade 
Elementary School 

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 

Nancy Foster 
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. 
Resident Nurse 

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 

M. D. 
Resident Physician 

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. 

Jane Royall 

B. S. 

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 
Room 24. 

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, 
Thoringlon, Hutcheson, 

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 
and distinction. 

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- 
pressive simplicity. 

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 
Campus League. 

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 

Marie Eason 

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. 

■_■«;: -*«ahi?' 

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 
the year. 

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 
Lillian Agnew 

Nancye Allen 
Doris Alvis 

Irma Anderson 

Florence Andrews 

Betty Mae Ayers 

Betty Baldwin 

Harriet Ball 

Betty Barnes 

Letha Barnes 

Anne Barnett 

May Bartlett 

Katherine Beaton 
Alice Belote 

Nellie Brooke Benton 

Sally Benton 

Elizabeth Bernard 
Gloria Berry 

Lenore Bishop 

Geraldine Beckner 

Nancy Bondurant 

Eleanor Boothe 

Betty Boutchard 

Mary Frances Bowles 

Margaret Bowling 

Elizabeth Bowman 

Peggy Lou Boyette 

Helen Briggs 

Mary Elizabeth Brinkley 
Alice Britt 

Edna Brown 

Mary Alice Bryant 
Ann Burgwyn 

Gertrude Burwell 
Terry Buyers 

Virginia Campfield 

Caroline Cannaday 
Jane Carr 

Dorothy Childress 

Imogen Claytor 

Pauline Clements 
Alice Cohoon 

Carroll Costello 

Ann Covington 

Dorothy Crute 
Sara Currie 

Llewellyn Custis 

Helen Delong 

Margaret Darby 
Lucy Davis 

Mallory Davis 

Marie Davis 

Virginia Davis 

Helen Dawson 

Dorothy Deacon 

Antoinette Dew 

Patricia Dodl 

Bertha Draine 

Barbara Drewry 

Alice Duncan 

Ellen Ebel 

Gwen Edwards 

Emma Frances Elam 

Ann Ellett 

Helen Engleman 

Phyllis Farmer 

Dearing Fauntleroy 

Eleanor Feagons 
Marjorie Felts 
Eleanor Folk. 

Margaret Anne Foreman 

Ruth Fraughnaugh 

Helen Rose Frazier 
Beatrice Furniss 
Betsy Moore 

Jennette Giovannoni 
Eloise Golladay 

Sarah Massie Goode 
Pauline Gough 

Lilly Beck Gray 

Charlotte Greeley 
Eulys Greenall 

Roberta Grigg 

Ruth Guinn 

Jeanne Hall 

Nina Lee Hall 

Martha Hammock 

Ruth Handley 

Ashley Hannah 

Bobbie Hannah 

Jacqueline Hardy 

Betty Page Harper 
Sue Harper 

Gay Harris 

Lois Harrison 

Mary Harvie 

Jean Hatton 

Ruth Hening 

Lottie Herald 

Hallie Hillsman 

Anne Holland 

Lynnette Honeycutt 
Lena Hubbard 

Ellen Hudgins 

Grace Hutcheson 

Ella Hutchinson 

Jane Hutchinson 

Cynthia James 

Betsy Jennings 

Miriam Jester 

Marian Jones 

NuLTiE Johns 

Frances Kash 

Baylis Kunz 

Betty Laird 

Emily Lankes 

Sarah Lawson 

Margaret Lovins 

Juanita Leftwich 

Helen Lewis 

Camilla Ligon 

Eveline Looney 

Leona Lybrook 

Marjorie McAllister 
Betty McConnell 

Elizabeth McCoy 

Eliza McDaniel 

Katherine McDaniel 
Frances Mallory 

Aline Markland 

Ann Marshall 

Catherine May 
Ora Mayo 

Eleanor Messick 

Carolyn Minnick 

Margaret Mish 

Ruth Moger 

Louise Moody 

Ann Moore 

Bridget Gentile 

Pauline Moore 

Opal Nelson 

Dorothy Newcome 

Gloria Niemeyer 

Ada C. Nuchols 

Margaret O'Farrell 

Mildred Ottinger 

Betsy Owen 

Sarah Wade Owen 
Irma Page 

Ruth Palmer 

Mariam Papas 

Louise Parcell 

Frances Parham 

Catherine Parrish 

Agnes Patterson 
Betty Perry 

Charlotte Persinger 

Charlotte Phillips 

Aggie Pierce 

Ella Marsh Pilkinton 

Frances Powell 

Jane Pratt 

Anne Price 

Katherine E. Price 

Katherine H. Price 
Nell Pritchett 

Gladys Rash 

Amy Read 

Betty Reid 

Eva Rhodes 

Anne Rogers 

Rosalie Rogers 
Elaine Ross 

Virginia Rose 

Caroline Rouse 
Nancy Sale 

Jane Saunders 

Nancy Saunders 

Ann Sawyer 

Ann Beale Scott 

Eleanor Scott 

Ellen Scott 

Jane Scott 

Stella Scott 

Jeanne Sears 

Alice Seebert 

Elizabeth Sexton 

Dawn Shanklin 

Ruth Shumate 

Edith Sibold 

Jane Lee Sink 

Beverly Smith 
Doris Smith 

Dorothy Smith 

EsTELLE Smith 

Ethelyn Smith 

Jeraldine Smith 
Ada Snyder 

Katherine Spencer 

Lois Jane Steidtmann 
JoicE Stoakes 

Elsie Stossel 

May Taylor 

Mildred Taylor 

Barbara Tripp 

Betty Mae Tyler 

Shirley Turner 

Doris Vaughan 
Jane Waller 

Mary Stuart Walmsley 

Ann Ware 

Jeanne Warwick 

Marget Watkins 

Emily Wescott 

Norma Lee West 

Barbara White 

Nell White 

Ann Reese Whitlow 

Ruth Wiley 

Daphne Williams 

Mary Anne Williams 
Mary Willson 

Elizabeth Wolfe 
Virginia Worley 

Geraldine Wortham 
Winifred Wright 

Betty Youngberg 

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. 

Geraldine Collier 

Newport News, Virginia 

Virginia Alexander 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Jacquelyn Allen 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Peggy Allen 
Farmville, Virginia 

Charlotte Grey 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Mary Prince Arnold 
Waverly, Virginia 

Fredna Elizabeth 

Oldtown, Virginia 

Betsy Austin 
Blacksburg, Virginia 

Eleanor Anne Ayers 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Frances Bailey 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Mariam Iris Baird 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Martha Ann Baldwi> 
The Island, Virginia 

Virginia Sutherlin 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Agnes Barlow 
Smithfield, Virginia 

Elizabeth Louise 


Beverly, West Virginia 

Elizabeth Thomas 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Pauline Antoinette 

Newsoms, Virginia 

Ethel Lemoine 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Mary Klare Beck 
Butterworth, Virginia 

Margaret Bellus 
Farmville, Virginia 

Doris Bishop 
Roanoke, Virginia 


New Canton, Virginia 

Catherine Bodine 
Bowling Green, Virginia 

Alpha Christine 


Vinton, Virginia 

Anne Colgate 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Jane Bowen 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Mildred Ann Bowen 
Farmville, Virginia 

Ann Bradshaw 
Hampton, Virginia 

Gay Ward Brown 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Margaret Anne 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Katherine Burge 
Appomattox, Virginia 

Virginia Hughes 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Lena Butterworth 
Dinwiddle, Virginia 

Josephine Canada 
Lennig, Virginia 

Harriet Cantrell 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Annie Marie 

Concord Depot, Virginia 

Sarah Blanche 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Elizabeth Jane 

Burkeville, Virginia 

Elizabeth Jane 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Sara Carter 
B lairs, Virginia 

Dotty Chapman 
Rocky Mount, Virginia 

Florence Yvonne 

Charlottesville, Virginia 

Anne Josephine 

Culpeper, Virginia 

Sara Frances Cline 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Martha Frances Cobb 
Richmond, Virginia 

Mary Ann Cobb 

Wachapreague, Virginia 

Minnie Frances Cob 

DrevvryviUe, Virginia 

Alice Marie Coberly 
Petersburg, Virginia 

Alice Cogburn 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Ayles Coleman 
Vinton, Virginia 

Nahrea Irby Coleman 
Crewe, Virginia 

Martha Cottrell 
Richmond, Virginia 

Marie Crowder 
Stony Creek, Virginia 

Emma Louise Crowgey 
Wytheville, Virginia 

Nette Davis 
Courtland, Virginia 

Virginia Powell 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Henrietta Dawson 
Lodge, Virginia 

Mae Carman Desaix 
Hawthorne, New Jersey 

Mary Frances Dix 
Berryville, Virginia 

Mary Katherine 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Betty Lee Downing 
Newport News, Virginia 

Sue Teaford Dunlap Beatrice Dunton 

Lexington, Virginia Cape Charles, Virginia 


Nancy Reid Dupuy 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Caroline Rennie 

Richmond, Virginia 

Thelma Louise 

Blackstone, Virginia 

Jane Engleby 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Virginia May Evans 
Concord Depot, Virginia 

Texie Belle Felts 
Boykins, Virginia 

Caroline Ferguson 
Chatham, Virginia 

Virginia Bliss 

Danville, Virginia 

Margaret Kent 

Richmond, Virginia 

Mabel Beatrice 

Wake, Virginia 

Lillian Frances 

Richmond, Virginia 

Irma Graff 

Roanoke, Virgmia 

Elizabeth Gunter 
Richmond, Virginia 

Dorothy Mae Hahn 
Charlottesville, Virginia 

Jean Addison Hall 

Windsor, Virginia 

LuELLA Byrd Hall 
Hallwood, Virginia 

Miriam Vion Hanvey 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Stella Hogan 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Winifred Virginia 

Richmond, Virginia 

Ada Moore Harris 
Richmond, Virginia 

Edna Harris 
Clarksville, Virginia 

Carolyn Gushing 

Curdsville, Virginia 

Dorothy Ann 

Phoebus, Virginia 

5etty Cleo Hawkins 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Helen Marie Hawkins 
Culpeper, Virginia 


Kenbridge, Virginia 

Frances Ellen 

Richlands, Virginia 

Madge Horne 
Tazewell, Virginia 

Sue Howell 
Shawnee Mill, Virginia 

Louise Luttrell 

Callao, Virginia 

Margaret Elizabeth 

Richmond, Virginia 

Polly Hughes 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Arlene Guthrie 

Nathalie, Virginia 

Nell Hurt 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Jane Lee Hutcheson 

Farmville, Virginia 

Sally Virginia 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Imogen Hutter 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Elizabeth Hope 

Madisonville, Virginia 

Dorothy Lavinia 

Suffolk, Virginia 

Sarah Bunton 

Stanardsville, Virginia 

Gladys Virginia Jones 

Concord Depot, Virginia 

Elies Rebecca Jones 
Buffalo Junction, Virginia 

Polly Carroll 


Staunton, Virginia 

Margaret Kennett 
Hardy, Virginia 

Patsy Jean Kilby 
Toano, Virginia 

Gene Hardy Kilmon 
Onancock, Virginia 

Dorothy Lawrence 
Salem, Virginia 

Eloise Grey Layman 
New Castle, Virginia 

Doris Lee 
Newport News, Virginia 

Mary Elizabeth 

Danville, Virginia 

Hannah Lindamood 
Stony Creek, Virginia 

Mildred Ligon 
Clarksville, Virginia 

Helen Long 
St. Paul, Virginia 

Velma Rebecca 

St. Albans, West Virginia 

Eugenia Penn Loyd 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Betty Lucy 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Shirley Anderson 

Richmond, Virginia 

Barbara McCaskill 
Ontario, Canada 

Jane Frances 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Helen McGuire 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Aggie Louise Mann 
Petersburg, Virginia 

Sue J. Marshall 
Victoria, Virginia 

Dorothy Elizabeth 

Stony Creek, Virginia 

Martha Alice 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Marian Virginia 

Reedville, Virginia 

Emily Flynt Moore 
Reedville, Virginia 

Hattie Cleveland 

Sutherlin, Virginia 

Nancy Hodnett 

Chatham, Virginia 

Mildred Lovell 

Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Mary Anna Mottley 
Farmville, Virginia 

Nancy Fahey Naff 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Josephine Newman 
Vinton, Virginia 

Josephine Nicol 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 

Portsmouth, Virginia 

Ethel Blanche Oast 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Martha Allene 

Chatham, Virginia 

Evelyn Inez Pankey 
Arvonia, Virginia 

Elizabeth Ann 

Portsmouth, Virginia 

Mary Virginia Parker 

Homeville, Virginia 

Ruby Mae Parsons 

CuUen, Virginia 

South Hill, Virginia 

Martha Elizabeth 

Danville, Virginia 

Mary Martha Peery 
Tazewell, Virginia 

Mary Anne Pettit 
Fork Union, Virginia 

Rebekah Louise 

Hampton, Virginia 

Courtland, Virginia 

Katherine Powell 
Wachapreague, Virginia 

Lucie Ellen Powell 
Union Level, Virginia 

Katherine Lee Pugh 
Phenix, Virginia 

Virginia Beverley 

Richmond, Virginia 

Catherine Louise 

Richmond, Virginia 

Eugenia Elizabeth 

Drewryvilie, Virginia 

Elizabeth Rapp 
Tampa, Florida 

Eva Reid 

■"armville, Virginia 

OzA Pollard 

South Boston, Virginia 

Mary Jane Ritchie 
Richmond, Virginia 

Martha Roberts 
Norton, Virginia 

Frances Brown 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Ellen Royall 

Tazewell, Virginia 

Alice Virginia Rudd 

Richmond, Virginia 

Louisa Frazer 

Hilton Village, Virginia 

Catherine Clyde 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Harriet Jones Scott 

Orange, Virginia 

Sara Elizabeth 

Midlothian, Virginia 

Mary Lou Shannon 

Richmond, Virginia 

Elizabeth Shelburne 
Rocky Mount, Virginia 

Ethelyn Shepherd 
Guinea Mills, Virginia 

Jean Winifred 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Margaret Ann Smith 
Covington, Virginia 

Frances Dupuy Snell 
Phenix, Virginia 

Judith Isabell 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Dorothy Sprinkle 
Buchanan, Virginia 

Jean Elizabeth Steel 
Richmond, Virginia 

Louisa Stephenson 
Vanderpool, Virginia 

Elizabeth Virginia 


Roanoke, Virginia 

Evelyn Byrd 

Richmond, Virginia 

Frances Ann Turner 
Richmond, Virginia 

Sadie Rebecca 

Buriceville, Virginia 

Mary Louise Sterrett 

Rockbridge Baths, Va. 

Florence Georgia 


Roanoke, Virginia 

Elizabeth Bryan 

Petersburg, Virginia 

Lilian Ann Turner 
Blackstone, Virginia 

Marjorie Louise Vick 
Branchville, Virginia 

Frances Stoutamire 
Salem, Virginia 

Marie Louise 


South Hill, Virginia 

Helen Travis 
Lynchburg, Virginia 

Ella Marie Utt 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Lillian Elizabeth 


Norfolk, Virginia 

Eloise B. Sumner 
Baskerville, Virginia 

LeReine Harriet 


Atlantic, Virginia 

Lucy Turnbull 
Richmond, Virginia 

Edith Atkinson 

Keysville, Virginia 

Harriette Brown 

Richmond, Virginia 

Mary Virginia 


Guinea Mills, Virginia 

May McNeil Wertz 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Virginia Mae 


Handsoms, Virginia 

May Turner Winn 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Edith Mary Wood 
Petersburg, Virginia 

Josephine Roane 

Dunnsville, Virginia 

Mary Owens West 
Portsmouth, Virginia 

Ellen Whitehead 
Chatham, Virginia 

Jacqueline Byrd 

Northwest, Virginia 

Norma Kensol\'ing 


Richmond, Virginia 

Elizabeth Selden 

Tappahannock, Virginia 

Eleanor Miller 


Lmden, Virginia 

Anne C. Williams 
Chatham, Virginia 

Isabel Jane Witt 
Farmville, Virginia 

Margaret Madison 


Richmond, Virginia 

Helen M. Wentz 
Schoolfield, Virginia 

Margaret Sue 


Handsoms, Virginia 

Peggy French 


Blacksburg, Virgmia 

Dorothy Lee Wood 
Morrison, Virginia 

Mary Katherine 

Richmond, Virginia 

^ 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 
Alumnae Magazine. 

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 
Beautiful Doll"? 

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 
the Circus! 

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 

Alexander Allison 

'OOKING back 

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 
hard-won triumphs. 


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 
its efforts. 

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 

rig/ii; Price 

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lith, Jennings, ex-officio, Hillsman, Hall. Palmer 


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rs. Folk. Turnbull, counselor. Elletl, McDaniel, 


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'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 
Senior Dance. 

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 
Nimmo, programs. 

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, 
Hardy, Yates 

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. 
Edwards. Crocker 

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, 
Smith, O' 

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. 
Ware, Howell 

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- 
fred Wright. 

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, 
Nelson, Allen 

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- 
scribe them. 

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 
us there. 

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 
Martha Whelchel. 


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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 
Moss, Shelor 


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 



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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- 
son, Stevens 

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 

REATHES there 
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 
lines ! 

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 
Rudd, Smith 

Founded 1901 

Stale Teachers Colleg. 

Farmville. Virginia 

•The Phoenix- 

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 
Powell, Turnbull 

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. 

Founded 1898 

Stale Teachers College 

Farmville, Virginia 

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 
Tea Room. 

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 
eager already. 


E descended at 

r -.^s^^;:^^ Mrs. Young's cottage in hordes 

on that first day of the house 

Founded 1911 p^^jy — jj^j^g jgj^jj^ Every day 

Stale Teachers College l . . .1 ^1 U I 

„ „ was better than the one betore, 

FarmvMe, Virginia 111 

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: 
Vaden. Stergis 

Front rom, left to right : 
NImmo. Wise 

Standing, left lo right: Col- 
Irell. Franklm. Parks 

Seated, left to right : Wood, 
Wertz, Dodson 

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, 
and waffles. 

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. 



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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, 
McLauglin. Carr 

Left to right: Roberts, Reiff, Wahab, 
Cline, Hardaway 

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 
Margaret Wright. 

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. 
H. Whitfield. 

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, 

Wright, Mo 


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 
all discussion. 

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Publication "The 

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- 
chell, Ware 

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 


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Farmvillc, Virginia 


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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 
Cantrell, Whitlock 

Sitting, left to right: Heard, Mcll 

Butterworth, Ellett. Cog- 

Worsham, Windham, 

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 
spring plays. 

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, 

Watkins, Prosise 
Seated: Saunders 
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 
m 1939. 

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. 

Founded 1937 

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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. 

Karsiil) Squad: 

Front row. lefl to right: 
cher, Gooden 

Chaplin, Fis- 

SeconJ row. left to right: Jarman, Ed- 
mondson, Boothe, Roberts, Harvey, 

Sub-varsity : 

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 
Amy Reed. 

SealeJ, Icfl (o right: Eades, 
Pope, Stevens, Chesnut, pres. 

Standing, left to right: Rosen- 
berger, Milchell, Nimmo, 
Mahone, Alvis 


Sealed. left to right: Gilchrist, 
Heard, Mr. Holton, Purdum 

SlanJirig. left to right: Wilso: 
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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 
carefree fun. 

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 
of concentration. 

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- 
burn. Beck 

Back row, left to right: Petlicrew, Flet- 
cher, Jarman, Millner, McCorkle. Pier- 
pont, Mcllwaine, Carr, Pe 
Hutcheson, Allen 

Standing, left to right: Whit- 
field, Jones, Hatcher, How- 
ell. Harry, Grant, Watson, 


Fourth row, left to right: 
Dodson, Hughes 

Third roil;, left to right: 
Woodbridge, Walkins, 

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, 
Courier, Duer 


Fifth row, left to right: Mc- 
Laughlin, Sprinkle 

Fourth row, left to 
Chaplin, Fulton, Ma 
Hall, N. 

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 
Miss Bolick. 

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, 
Altamare, Grainger 

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 
best efforts. 

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 
Sara Keesee. 

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, 


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 
and courage. 

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 
spirited dance. 

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. 

QiL. a\ 


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 

May Court 

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, 
and musicals. 

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 
the infirmary. 

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 
more fascinating. 

"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. 


HERE'S never 
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- 
ary Editors 

WilUamson, Editor-in-Chief 

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, 
Adviser; Dunl 

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 
of Virginia. 

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 

Bottom picture: 

Seated, left to right: Barb( 
Typist : Rosenberger, Busir 
Manaager; Mr. Coyner. F 
ulty Adviser 

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 
our hearts. 

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- 
standing superiority. 



Bottom group: Miss Taliafe 
Miss Booton, Faculty Advise 

Miss Craddock. 

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. 

Marie Allen 

Louise Applewhite Esther Atkinson Carol Lee Averitt 

Charlotte Avery Dorothy Bailey Alice Leigh Barham Anne Benton 

Nancy Goode Bland Carmen Booth 

Sarah Booth 

Crews Borden 

Myrtle Borum 

Jean Bourne 

Faye Brandon 

Josa Carlton 

Ethel Carr 

Yates Carr 

Sadie Cobb 

Rosalie Coberly 

Anne Renolds Cock Jack Cock 

Anne L. Cocks 

Myrtle Cook 

Rosa Courter 

Thelma Courtney Mary Louise Cox Martha Crawley 

Katie Crider 

Susie Pearl Crocker Dorothy Sue Crumley Rachel DeBerry 


Dorothy Dawley Nan Duer 

Mary Sue Edmonson Frances Ellett 

Jamie Elliotte 

Betty Fahr 

Elenora Faison 

Patsy Fletcher 

Nancy Fulton 

Anne Lee Gardner Anna George 

Patricia Gibson 

CoRALEE Gilliam 

Elizabeth Glasgow Marjorie Gooden Gene Grabeel 


Effie Grant 

Helen Gray 

Louise Hall 

Nell Hall 

Harriet Haskins 

Marion Heard 

Elizabeth Hillsman Nancy Hopkins 

Emily Hoskins 

Virginia Howell Ruby Hubble 

Frances Hudgins 

Emma May Hutchinson Julia Hutchinson Betty Jackson 


Katherine Jarratt 

Anna Johnson 

Mary Jane Jolliffe Mattie Jolly 

Frances Keck 

Elva Kibler 

Rachel Kibler 

Roberta Latture Florence Lee 

Evelyn Lupton 

Mary Hille McCoy Madge McFall 

Helen McIlwaine 

Judith Marshall Mary Alice Marshall Mary Mauney 


Bertha McLaughlin 

Dorothy Menefee Genevieve Moody Jean Moyer 

Caralie Nelson 

Jennie Noell 

Edith Nunnally Alma Oakes 

Emily Owen 


Roberta Payne 

Mary Elizabeth 

Agnes Pickral 

Nancy Pierpont 

Frances Pritchett 

Mary Marshall 

Ruth Lea Purdum Evelyn Quillin 

Marjorie Rice 

Dorothy Rollins 

Anne Rucker 

Martha Anne 

Helen Seward 

Sarah Sibold 

Martha Smith 

Patsy Smith 

Charlotte Stevens 

Florence Boone 

Helene Stras 

Virginia Sydnor 

Mary Gray Thompson Pearl Thompson 

Evelyn Thorington Lucy Tucker 

Jean Upshur 

Dell Warren 

Helen Watts 

Elizabeth West 

Roberta Wheeler Martha Whelchel Forrestine Whitaker Patricia Whitlock 

LoRA Elizabeth 

Bess Windham 

Nancy Wolfe 

Marion Worsham 

Elsye Berry Yates Anna Young 

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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 


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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 

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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 


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 


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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- 
kier classmates. 

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 

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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 


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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. 


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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 


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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 


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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 
and challenge. 

Our serenade to the seniors that night had all the 

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203 First Ave., Farmville, Virginia 

B. A. 

7188 Adams St., Petersburg, Virginia 

B. S. 

311 Bridge St., Farmville, Virginia 

B. S. 

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! 

Dry Fork, Virginia 

B. S. 

Powhatan, Virginia 

B. S. 

315 52nd St., Newport News, Virginia 

B. S. 


Culpeper, Virginia 

B. S. 


1608 Chapman Ave., Roanoke, Virginia 
B. S. 

Tazewell, Virginia 

B. S. 

1 10 Grove St., Farmville, Virginia 

B. S. 

101 Brewer Ave., Suffolk, Virginia 

B. S. 

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 

Jarratt, Virginia 

B. S. 

South Boston, Virginia 

B. A. 


Merry Point, Virginia 

B. S. 


Tazewell, Virginia 

B. S. 


212 South Linden St., Richmond, Virginia 
B. S. 


Warrenton, Virginia 

B. S. 

Hollins, Virginia 

B. S. 

Drewryville, Virginia 

B. S. 

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 


341 La Salle Ave., Hampton, Virginia 
B. A. 

5 1 7 Locust Ave., Charlottesville, Virginia 

B. A. 


Box 292, San German, Porto Rico 
B. S. 


1 08 Lansdowne Court, Lansdowne, Pa. 

B. A. 

Amherst, \'irginia 

B. S. 


121 Peyton St., Winchester, Virginia 

B. S. 


625 Carolina Ave., Norfolk, Virginia 

B. S. 

21 7 Custis St., Crewe, Virginia 

B. S. 

all agreed that we had never seen Essie look lovelier 
than she did that night as queen. We were certainly 
justly proud. 

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 
many others. 

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 


Cascade, Virginia 

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348 54th St., Newport News, Virginia 
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Orange, Virginia 

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Fincastle, Virginia 

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Chase City, Virginia 

B. S. 

Sebrell, Virginia 

B. S. 

1220 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Virginia 

B. S. 

Culpeper, Virginia 

B. S. 



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 


2 I 1 W. Walnut Street 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 

B. S. 


1510 Call St., Richmond. Virginia 
B. S. 


241 East 40th St., Norfolk, Virginia 
B. S. 



Ivor. Virginia 

B. S. 

Nassawadox, Virginia 

B. S. 

R. F. D. No. 3, Petersburg, Virginia 

B. S. 

1502 Confederate Ave., Richmond, Virginia 

B. S. 


Skipwith, Virginia 

B. S. 

"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 

709 7th St., S. E., Roanoke, Virginia 

B. A. 


304 High St., Blackstone, Virginia 
B. S. 


Amelia, Virginia 

B. S. 


Lawrenceville, Virginia 

B. S. 


601 Pine St., Farmville, Virginia 

B. S. 


1678 Berkeley Ave., Petersburg, Virginia 
B. A. 


I 03 Chesterfield Road, Hampton, Virginia 

B. S. 


Nathalie, Virginia 
B. S. 


401 Wycliffe Ave., S. R. 

Roanoke, Virginia 

B. S. 

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 
have received. 

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 




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"Memories of 

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 


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. 

im Bfliir 

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',. 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 

-the wa) 

No longer used as a highway, this became 
path — (Photo by Spring.) 

would hesitate to commit ourselves, but is that 
moon? (Photo by Spring.) 

Proms— Play 
and Pulchritude 

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. 

Senior Statistics 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Typist, 3, 4; Dramatic 
Club, 3, 4. 

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, 
President, 4. 

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. 

Sigma Tau; Alpha Phi Sigma; Pi Gamma Mu; Y. 
W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club; Mardi Gras, Chair- 
man; Pan Hellenic Council, 4. 

A Capella Choir; College Choir, Senior Quartet; 
Granddaughter's Club, 

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, 

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. 

tee Member; A. A.; Granddaughter's Club; Sigma 
Pi Rho; Future Teachers of America. 

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; 
Cotillion Club. 

C. A.; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Reporter, 3, 4; 
Choral Club, 1, 2; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; 
Campus League, 3. 

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, 
3, 4. 

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 
Universities, 4. 

A.; A. A.; A Capella Choir, 1; Baptist Student 
Union; Choral Club, 1; College Choir, 1. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 
Chaperon, 4. 

Gamma Psi; Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club; 
Dramatic Club; Home Economics Club; May Day 
Committee, 4. 

A.; Dramatic Club; Granddaughter's Club, Reporter, 
4; Home Economics Club; F. T. A. 

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." 

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. 

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. 

Y'. W. C. A.; A. A.; Baptist Student Union, Sec- 

Choral Club, 1, 2, 3; Future Teachers of America. 

C. A.; A. A.; Baptist Student Union; Cotillion Club; 
Future Teachers of America. 

ma; Kappa Delta Pi; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Home Ec- 
onomics Club; Future Teachers of America. 

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. 

Sigma Alpha; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club; 
Granddaughter's Club. 

ma; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Associarion of Childhood 
Education; Cotillion Club. 

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 


e, 1, 

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 

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. 

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. 

Cotillion Club, Business Manager, 4; Mardi Gras 
Court; May Day Committee; Orchesis, President, 
3, 4. 

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 
Council, 4. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

silon; Beorc Eh Thorn; Kappa Delta Pi; Pi Gamma 
Mu; Y. W. C. A.; A. A. 


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]>, 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- 
versities, 4. 


Kappa Delta Pi; Beorc Eh Thorn; "Rotunda" Staff, 
Typist, 2, Business Staff, 3; "Colonnade" Staff, 
Assistant Literary Editor, 3, Business Manager, 4; 
Dramatic Club. 

A. A., Class Basketball Team, 1; Choral Club; De- 
bate Club; El Circulo Espanol. 

pa Sigma; Gamma Psi; Y. W. C. A-., Freshman Cora- 
mission; A. A., Class Hockey Team, 1, 3; Cotillion 
Club; Dramatic Club. 

Sigma; Cotillion Club; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Dra- 
matic Club. 

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; 
Granddaughter's Club. 

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; 
Cotillion Club. 

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, 

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. 

Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club. 

Beorc Eh Thom; Y'. W. C. A.; A. A.; "Rotunda" 
Staff, Typist, 3, 4; "Colonnade" Staff, Typist, 4; 
Dramatic Club; Spanish Circle, President, 4. 

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 

C. E. . ., . 

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. 

-Alpha Phi Sigma; House Council, Hall President 2- 
\. W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club; Granddaughter's 
Club, President, 4. 

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. 

Sophomore Statistics 

ma; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff, Literary 
Staff, 2; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club. 



A., Committee Member, Sen-ice, 1, 2; Sophomore 
Commission, 2 ; A. A. ; "Virginian" Staff, Assistant 
Photographic Editor; Cotillion Club. 


Tau; House Council, HaH President, 2; Y. W. C. 
A.; "Virginian" Staff, Junior Staff; "Colonnade" 
Staff, Joke Editor; Baptist Student Union. 

Dramatic Club, 1. 

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. 

House Council, Hall President, 2; A. A.; "Rotunda" 
Staff, Typist; Commercial Club. 


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- 
ics Club. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 




A. A.; A Cappella Choir; Baptist Student Union; 
Choral Club. 

Athletic Association; Class Hockey Team, 1; Tennis 
Team, 1; Dramatic Club; Commercial Club. 


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- 
lion Club. 

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; 
Dramatic Club. 


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. 


House Council, Hall President; Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.; 
Cotillion Club. 

A. A.; Baptist Student Union; Choral Club; Junior 
A Cappella Choir. 

ma Psi; Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.; Junior "Virginian" 
Staff, 2; Cotillion Club; Dramatic Club; Wesley 

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- 
matic Club. 


W. C. A.; A. A.; Baptist Student Union; Home 



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 

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. 



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; 
Granddaughter's Club. 

A.; A Cappella Choir; Baptist Student Union; 
Choral Club. 

Baptist Student Union; Northern Neck Club, Secre- 
tary and Tri 


Sigma; Y''. W. C. A.; A. A.; Commercial Club; Jun- 
ior Choir. 

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. 

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, 
Sophomore Representative. 


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 
Team. : 

MILDRED LIGON: Alpha Sigma Alpha; Y. W. 
C. A.; A. A.; "Rotunda" Staff; Cotillion Club; 
Commercial Club. 


BETTY' LUCY: Alpha Sigma Sigma; Y. W. C. A., 
Sing Committee Member; A. A.; "Virginian" Staff, 
Typist; Sophomore Class Secretary; Cotillion Club; 
Commercial Club. 

Alpha; House Council, Hall President; Y. W. C. A.; 
A. A. 

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. 

A. A.; A Cappella Choir; Choral Club; College 
Choir; Junior Quartet. 

na; Y. \V. C, A.; A. A.; Northern Neck Club; Com- 
uercial Club. 

Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Association of Childhood Edu- 
cation; Baptist Student Union. 

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. 


ELIZABETH RAPP: Y. W. 0. A.; A. A.; "Ro- 
tunda" Stall; Dramatic Club; Home Economics 

EVA LOIS REID: 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. 

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. 

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. 

Gamma Psi; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Varsity Hockey 
Team, 2; Debate Club; Di'amatic Club; Grand- 
daughter's Club; H2O Club. 

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, 
1, 2. 

.. A.; 


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. 

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. 



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. 

Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; Cotillion Club; Commercial 



Granddaughter's Club; Transfer, Mary Washington 

DOROTHY SPRINKLE: Alpha Phi Sigma: Y. W. 
C. .A.; A. A.: Class Hockev Team, 1; Home Eco- 
nomics Club. 

C. A.; A. A.; Choral Club, 2; Pan-Hellenic Coun- 
cil, 2. 

Granddaughter's Club; Transfer, Stephen F. Austin 



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.; 

pha; Y. W. C. A.; A. A.; .Junior "Virginian" Staff; 
Cotillion Club. 

JIAY TURNER AVINN: Y. W. C. A.; Freshman 
Commission; Sophomore Commission; A. A.; Cotil- 
li.iu Club. 

.\lpha Phi Sigma: House Council, Hall President; 
Y. W. C. A., Committee Member; A. A.; Cotillion 

t\l\\\ WOIH) 

LaREINE THORNIllN; V. W. C. -A.; A. A. 

ma Sigma; Y. W. O. A.; A. A.; "Colonnade" Staff, 
.Assistant Art Editor; Cotillion Club; Home Eco- 
nomics Club; May Court, 2. 

Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Church Cooperative Committee; 
A. A. ; Baptist Student Union, Publicity Chairman. 

ma; Y. W. C. A., Freshman Commission, 1; Soph- 
omore Commission, 2 ; A. A. ; Junior "Virginian" 
Staff, 2; Cotillion Cluli; Home Economics Club. 

Alpha Phi Sigma; Y. W. C. A., Sing Committee; 
Sophomore Commission; "Rotunda" Staff, 1, 2, 
.Assistant News Editor; Cotillion Club; Dramatic 
Club, Secretaiy. 

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 

Bailey, Frances, 

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, 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 

Boutchard, Betty, 

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 
Burbank, Hazelwood, 

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 

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 
Gerlaugh, Margaretta, 

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 

Giovannoni. Jennette, 

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 

Name address 

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 

Hening, Ruth, 

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 


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 

MacKenzle, Theodosia, 

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 

Ramirez, Ramonita. 

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 
a reality. 

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 
new undertaking. 

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 
have made. 

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