This picture was in the News Tribune this morning:
The caption: "On February 7, 1953, the men of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the College of Puget Sound posed in their tuxedoes with white boutonnieres at their annual "Black and White" formal. They stood on the winding staircase beneath the thirty-three foot totem pole at Gaffney's Lake Wilderness ballroom, located in Maple Valley. The woman in the middle of the group was Mrs. Mary Sloat, fraternity housemother. She was there to present the Richard Sloat Memorial award, honoring the fraternity's man of the year."