“Society Notes”
Hanover Monthly June 1884

          The ladies’ fraternities in Hanover are beginning to rival the long established institutions of the same kind, of their brothers. Although the two carried on by ladies, the Delta Gamma and the Kappa Alpha Theta, have only been organized for two years, they show the same energy in regard to fraternity work that any of the others do. Last Tuesday night we were given an example of the ability of ladies to give a banquet. The second banquet of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity was given at the home of Miss Chrissie Gilchrist. The usual rule of banquets was followed, speech-making and eating being on the programme in equal divisions. The order of toasts and responses was as follows: Our Alumna, Miss Gilchrist. Our Brother Hellenikoi, Miss Ryker, Delta Gamma. The Mystic Pentagon, Nathan Powell, Sigma Chi. Where the Grub Grows, Frank Swope, Phi Delta Theta. The Mystic Pentagon, Secundus, L.R. Melcher, Delta Tau Delta. College Politics, D.C. Blythe, Beta Theta Pi. Those without the Pale, S.A. Moffett, Phi Gamma Delta. Miss Piatt being master of ceremonies. Madison was well represented. Miss Minnie Friedley, one of Kappa Alpha Theta’s chapter members, Mr. Powell, Mr. Moffett and Mr. Swope, all being present. One pleasant thing was the presentation by Mr. Powell, of a beautiful pentagon of flowers, which graced the parlors. The parlors were tastely decorated with emblematic designs of flowers. The grounds were furnished with hammocks, benches, Chinese lanterns and every thing that would tend to make them more delightful. And last but not least, the young ladies themselves! We never saw them look more lovely. The Kappa Alpha Theta banquet has fully demonstrated the fact that the young ladies surpass the gentlemen as entertainers.