Flora Drake, Beta Chapter, had the distinction of becoming state president a year early. She described her situation as “The ‘Vice” that became President.” Dr. Nila B. Smith 1938-1940 resigned at the end of one year to relocate in California and Flora Drake, as vice-president, stepped up to complete Dr. Smith’s term. The Indiana organization at that time had six chapters, five of which were represented at the national convention in Washington, D.C.
Flora Drake then was elected to the state presidency in 1940. During her term of office and after the USA had entered WWII, chapters were challenged to bring one used book per member to the 1942 state convention to establish a small library for the soldiers at Fort Harrison. More chapters were organized in Indiana: Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda and Mu. A newly-created state office of Executive Secretary-Treasurer was established.