The Arrow of Pi Beta Phi Volume 21

9781235872853: The Arrow of Pi Beta Phi Volume 21

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: year, and will publish a literary supplement to our college newspaper, the Barnard Bulletin. This ends with a sort of glance into the future, but it must be so with a college growing so rapidly as Barnard. Her history lies before her; the past has been preparation and achievement too, but in the future will come her greatest development.--Florence Eddy Hubbard, New York Beta, 1904. The Chapter Letter It is with some misgiving that I offer this word to the Arrow and to our Pi Beta Phis. In the first place, I have not been asked to write it. In the second, what would be only gentlest suggestion on my part may be somewhat misunderstood. The editorial regarding January chapter letters encourages me, however, and perhaps the fact that earlier personal experience in writing chapter letters for the Arrow has brought me to a full realization of the many difficulties that a corresponding secretary must overcome to produce an interesting and desirable letter. I am writing from the standpoint of the alumna, far from her college home; in touch with college and fraternity friends only through occasional letters, a chance visit from some traveller from home--and the Arrow. New duties and friends lead and force one to new and pleasant interests, but never to the exclusion of old-time memories, associations and friends. With this bit of explanation, may I frankly say I am disappointed in some of the chapter letters, and perhaps in alumnae-notes too. I hope I am not misunderstood when I add my belief that many of the letters, if given a little more time and thought would be much improved. I recently heard a lecturer bevailing the valuable time lost in "making conversation." Have any letters used up both time and space saying what we know must be true of al...

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