Minutes, September 1st 1917

TypeMinutes
CreatorDorothy
Date09/01/1917
Club Year1917-1918
People Involved Alexander, Dorothy; Carter, Fleming; Dickinson, Bruce;
Transcription
Records of the Arden Club for 1917-1918

 

Dorothy Alexander ‘18

 

Arden assembled for its first regular meeting of the session 1917-1918 on October 4. The chief purpose of the meeting was elections of the officers for the upcoming year – President ___ Dixon Vice President ___ Ford; Secretary Dorothy Alexander; Treasurer ___ Graves; Director ___ Marly McCord “so Douglas she shall live.” Adjournment followed ____ to call by President for voting as time of meeting about ___ there was much discussion.

 

Dorothy Alexander

 

Arden met on Friday Oct. 20, 1917 for its second regular meeting of the year with Mr. Dixon ___ He ___ ___ ___ ___. Hereafter, Friday at 4 O’clock will be time of meeting. A membership committee of ___ ____ and Mr. Ford ___ appointed. Committee of ___ of __ consists of Miss Alexander, Miss Hayera, and Mr. Abbot ___ was also voted to __ a respectable record look for the club. Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander

 

Arden held its regular weekly meeting on Oct. 27 1917 with Mr. ___ presiding. After the minites were used and adjourned ___ Graves reported that the treasury enlisted __ ___ in each besides the ___ she urged that all dues be promptly paid before the fifteenth. The ___ committee talked the ___ amendments to be voted on at the next meeting ___ art. II, Sect 3. Upon recommendation by the director said candidate automatically becomes a member unless there be open apprehension from the floor supported by a thus thirds majority of members present.

Art XII; Sect 1, meetings shall be held bi-monthly.

After clauses of the constitution were read and their enforcement was stridently urged. Mr. Carter and Mr. Abbot were ___ attendance officer of the respective plays. Miss ___ was given supervision over the Christmas boxes to Mr. Lattimore and Mr. Sone is Texas training camps and Mr. Baseon Thomas, “Remembered on the High Seas.” Much enthusiasm was shown and thus remembering the ___. Boxes are to be in __ of government fairly in December.

Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander.

 

Arden met on November 11, 1917 with Mr. ___ presiding. After the minutes were read and approved the treasurer reported $2.55 had been expenced for secretary book. The fore giving amendments were accepted by vote of the club.

Art. II Sect 3 upon recommendation by the director said candidate automatically becomes a member unless there be __ apposition from the floor supported by a two-thirds majority of members present.

Art. VI, Sect I. Arden will meet bimonthly. Miss Capers offered suggestions about the ___ of the boxes for the ___. It was decided as to send boxes to any one of the three who would be gone for the holidays. The importance of packing Mr. Thomas’ immediately was stressed.

Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander

 

Arden Club had its regular meeting December 1, 1917. In absence of President Mr. Dixon, Miss Alexander presided as ___ by vote of the club. Mr. Maxwell was pronounced as member of the recommendation of Miss McCord. Several other names were suggested for investigation. The next meeting was given after by the club to discussion of box to Mr. Thomas.

Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander.

 

Arden was called to order December 14, 1917 by Pres. ___ Dixon. In the absence of the secretary, Mr. Ford called the roll and the minutes were __ by the club. Students voted to remember Miss McCord x-mas and accordingly a committee of Miss Alexander and Miss ___ was appointed to reelect the gift and __ agreement. Miss Easer was elected publicity chairman.

Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander.

 

On Jan 18 1918 Arden met in regular session with Pres. Dixon presiding. The minutes were read and approved. Miss ___ was appointed as racial committee. She was asked to have individual pictures of the Rotunda. It was __ and __ that ___ for the presentation of the __ wife, be made by the east and submitted to the club for approval. Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander.

 

On Feb 15, Arden held its regular meeting with Pres. Dixon presiding. The minutes were read by the secretary and approved by the club. Motion __ that the __ wife be presented Thursday night Deb 18. Mr. Ford appointed to present the estimated cost of the two plays to the university authorities. It was also decided that a photographer from tower to be engaged to take __ light pictures of the plays at a time __ the costumes of the will have been secured. Miss __ ___ was recommended by Miss McCord for membership and unanimous by elected. Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander

 

A meeting of Arden was called by the president on Wed. Feb. 27. The meeting resolved itself into the fact that no admission be accepted for the husband’s wife and would be presented free to the ___. Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander

 

Arden met in regular session March 1, 1918 with Mr. __ presiding. Minutes were read by the secretary and approved by club. __ __ to elect that no changes be made for the Will and __going to be presented March 14. ___ to face Mr. __ ___ ___ ___ rest of club failed by vote of 4 to 3. Adjournment.

Dorothy Alexander

 

Arden met in regular session March 14 1918 with Mr. Alex presiding. The minutes were read and approved. Notion was moved and passed that Mr. Simmon and the __ ___ managers be granted authority to make engagements for their respective __. It was named that Mr. Abbot be made present even though is physical being was unseen. It was decided that the price of admission to hear Miss __ read the Melting Pot in the __ be seventy five cents to ___ and fifty five to students. Committee of Alexander Dixon and make arrangements. Miss ___ Smither was recommended by Miss McCord and received no apposition in becoming a member. Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander

 

On March 28 a regular meeting of Arden was held with Pres Dixon __. As __ arranged and call meeting on the seventh and will was presented by the chapel on the twenty fourth and the play of the Husband’s Wife a week before. Miss __ asked to be released from the engagement until fall and the desire was granted. A proposition was read from the __ __ on a fifty forty basis after expenses. They were ___ for thus minutes- Monday and Tuesday until April 1 & 2. Miss Capers was appointed committee for purposes and Miss Alexander was appointed as property committee.

Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander

 

Arden held its regular meeting April fourteenth. Minutes were read and approved. The club felt gratitude for its hard work that the __ ___ were received in __ __ and the man and __. ___ with such enthusiasm as to warrant a they right with Joseu’s grant which was the most formerly of all. Mr. __, Miss Graff and every other member of the past were greatly enforced and appreciated. It was regular of the Arden Club __ and __ __ to make it an annual affair. It __ very successful from ___ ___ too as we charged seventy five dollars. All debts were ordered paid. NNo definite plays were submitted by the racial committee or by Miss McCord. Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander

 

Arden was called to order May 3 by Pres. Klixon. The minutes were read and approved. The meeting was turned over to Miss McCord who spoke at length exerting the enforcement play. She announced that the Comedy __ would be presented in part of commencement program.

Each __ will be notified by mail as to his part. Cooperation and prompt attendance be ___ __ because of the limited time of prepare it. Mr. Kluxon be appointed as __ committee; Mr. Ford, Miss Talison and Miss Graves ad grount committee; and Miss Alexander and Mr. Viveu as costume committee and alex to converse with faculty committee about time, place, expense, and means of presentation. It was moved and recommended that regular meetings be dispersed with during the relief of preparing commencement play but that __ be granted the precedent to call a meeting whenever business required it. Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander

 

On Monday evening following commencement June 18, 1918 Miss McCord invited the Arden club to the Arden Grove for a lovely supper with the pres made an annual event. __ possible for twelve of the members to be targeted for this last gathering of the year, After we had enjoyed __ __, ___ the and ___ of Miss McCord and Miss Hamilton’s preparation and __ to the limit of our edacity were arranged under one of the big threes __ and the last meeting of the year with arden six on presented. The first __ was the election of the fore giving officers- president Ford, vice president Bryce ___, secretary and reporter __ Capers, treasurer __ Groves. New members were considered after Elinore was elected. Further action was carried over until next year. It was requested that the minutes include minutes of the presentation of the will at __ and they __ of after Husband’s Wife and the ballad __ ___. The club was well pleased over the way in which the public received the __ of __ of the preceding week which had to be given in the chapel because of bad weather. The treasury elapsed the year with a __ ___ Miss McCord suggested that this be the nucleus of a much larger donation which turned be utilized in the construction of the Greek theater in the Arden club pres, the Arden club. This idea was enthusiastically welcomes and the entire club __ desires that this ambitious task may be realized in the years to come __ the “life long” direction of Miss McCord. The __ is a rather __ way expressed the pleasure and development they had received from work in the club, Arden made known the regret at having the leave it and university life as a __ college. __ __ were __ in __. Miss McCord and Miss Hamilton were represented of a loud ovation and the entire members present showed their appreciation to Miss McCord for making possible such a lovely evening. It was __ and beautiful responded to that the Arden club give a resting vote of thanks to its director, Miss McCord for the willingness, the patience, and __ effort and time which she so generously __ with real sacrifice that the Arden Club might exist and in prime example way fulfilling the purpose and ideal of the organization.

Adjournment.

 

Dorothy Alexander

 

Notes

Dorothy Alexander was the student responsible for keeping minutes at the Arden Club general body meetings during the 1917-1918 academic school year. During this particular school year, Dorothy Alexander was a senior undergraduate student. Alexander was part of the Chi Omega sorority and represented her sorority in the Woman’s Pan-Hellenic Council which was established on October 1, 1915. SMU’s first edition of the Rotunda was released in 1916. Under Dorothy’s senior portrait in the Rotunda yearbook, it reads: “Dorothy will be remembered as the author of “Paris by Gaslight,” which is now in its twenty-fourth edition. Besides being a playwright, she, like Moliere, has the additional honor of starring before the footlights- her chief role being the star one in “The Will.” While Alexander’s quote was serious in presenting her successes as an undergraduate student, other students had light-hearted and sarcastic quotes. For example. Addie Webb’s quote reads: “Addie would make a better M.A. student than a B.A., because she does not care for such things as the wearing of cap and gown.” It is unknown whether these quotes were selected exclusively by the student or by a governing body, but there are significant discrepancies in the tone of these quotes. I am led to believe that the students themselves chose the quote to be posted beneath their senior portrait, given that Alexander’s quote is consistent with her serious personality.

 

 

 

Southern Methodist University. The Rotunda Yearbook for 1918. Dallas: SMU Libraries, 1918.