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Women’s and Society Page of the Oregon Emerald
JESSIE STEELE, Editor ESTHER HAYDEN, Society Editor
House Dances Crowd
Week-End Social List
As a respite from the doldrums that accompany mid-winter term,
with the exams and continuous rain that depress the average student,
come the extensive social affairs of the semester. The bright spot of
I campus winter society was last week’s Senior ball, lovely in its formal
ity and dignity, a relief from ihe typical all-campus dance.
This week sees the usual multitude of exchange dinners, the fastly
degenerating informal dime crawl, and the week-end is capped with a
J. L. S.
Prohibition is not going to die a
natural death if the Woman's
Christian Temperance union can
help it. Active drives, including
marches on the capitals of nine
states, havi already started the
fireworks in Minnesota and neigh
* * *
A resolution protesting budget
cuts in educational and health
programs of the nation was vigor
ously indorsed at a recent annual
board meeting of the General Fed
eration of Women's Clubs. The
organization plans to wage a cam
paign during the coming year
against “mistaken ideas of econ
omy.” * * *
Wives of wool growers in the
Pacific Northwest are organizing
to help promote their husbands’
industry by selling woolen blanks
ets manufactured in Pacific coast
mills and publishing recipes for
the use of lamb. Among other
things, they have interested meat
markets in producing and adver
* * »
Should married women work?
Yes, says Mrs. Oliver Strachey,
chairman of the Cambridge uni
versity women’s appointments
board. No, says Clare Gunning,
representative on the executive of
the National Association of Wo
men Civil Servants.
* * *
Maturity has a distinct advan- i
tagc over youth in many of the
professions, with higher earnings
and more rapid advancements, ac
cording to a survey jointly con
ducted by the National Federation
of Business and Professional
Women’s Clubs and Bryn Mawr
* * *
Mrs. Strachey defends her
“To my mind, this is a funda
mental matter of human liberty.
Is marriage a state of slavery . . .
or has anyone the right to stop
women from doing what they are
good at, and employing someone
else to cook?
"I do not wish to force out into
employment those women who
prefer (and can afford) unadulter
ated home life. Neither do I wish
to force in those who prefer, or
who are driven by need to enter
the labor market. It is for the in
dividual to decide.”
* * *
■ Miss Gunning views the situa
tion of married women in business
more from the economic angle.
“The fact that employment of
married women would, and does,
increase the problem of unem*
ployment is the strongest argu
ment against it.
“The matter of promotion is
definitely linked with marriage.
Naturally, the woman who does
not marry looks to the normal
‘marriage wastage’ to give her
her chance of promotion.
rgaiaxy ui uuuse uances. oureiy
the campus should not lack for
‘‘something to do" with receptions,
teas, and faculty dinners added to
the aforementioned enter tain
Soft lights, graceful palms, and
melodious music will furnish the
background for the Alpha Gamma
Delta semi-formal dance which
will be held at the chapter house
Patrons and patronesses will be
Mrs. Jeannette Lange, Miss Maude
Kerns, Mr. and Mrs. Prince G. Cal
lison, and Mr. and Mrs. J. O.
Holt. Miss Elsie Peterson is in
charge of the affair.
Gold Rush On
A bar, across which hardened
sourdoughs will pass gold nug
gets for the prohibited stuff, will
furnish part of the decorations for
the Phi Delta Theta Gold Rush
dance to be held at the chapter
house on Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Riddlesbarger,
Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Burrell, Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Wallser, and Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Hall will serve as
patrons and patronesses. Ed Cross
is completing arrangements for
A. T. O. To Hold
A setting taken from' one of
Scherizade’s famous tales will fur
nish the Arabian Nights motif
of the Alpha Tau Omega formal
dance to be held at the chapter
house Saturday night.
Patrons and patronesses will be
Lieutenant and Mrs. Kelly, Mr. and
Mrs. Carlton Spencer, and Mr. and
Mrs. Russ Cutler. Glen Heiber
and Howard Lewis form the com
mittee in charge of the dance.
Guests of S. P. E.
Gangsters and their molls will
be entertained at the Sigma Phi
Epsilon Racketeer dance to be
held at the chapter house 'Satur
Patrons and patronesses will be
Mr. and Mrs. Riddlesbarger, Mr.
and Mrs. Washke, and Lieutenant
and Mrs. Kelly. The committee
in charge of the dance is composed
of Ken Lottridge, Arne Lindgren,
and Robert Anderson.
Of Kappa Formal
Fragrant spring flowers and
candles in shades of blue will com
bine with palms and floodlights to
form the decorative motif for the
Kappa Kappa Gamma formal
dance to be held at the Eugene
hotel Saturday evening.
Mrs, Elizabeth Talbot, Dr. and,
Mrs. Edmund Conklin, Dr. and
Mrs. Schwering, and Dr. and Mrs.
Oscar Barnett will act as patrons
and patronesses. Margaret Wag
ner will be in charge of the dance.
Black and White
At Alpha Phi Dance
Adorable little black cardboard
Scotties will peek from corners of
the Alpha Phi house Saturday
night when they will entertain
Frances Perkins, President-elect
Roosevelt’s choice for the position
of secretary of labor in his cabi
net. She is the first woman ever
to be appointed to a cabinet post.
Father s Remark
Leads to Career
For Dr. Smertenko
(This is the first of a series of
interviews with Oregon women
who have earned the Ph.D. de
By ELINOR HENRY
“Greek is the only perfect lan
guage,” a chance remark made by
her father, a Congregationalist
minister, led Clara M. Smertenko
to take a course in Greek, “just
because I wanted to and not be
cause I expected to have any use
for it.” Now she is head of the
Greek department of the Univer
sity of Oregon. She finds keen de
light in the reading of Greek
poetry and prose. A sociological
study of Greek religion is her
Dr. Smertenko was born Sep
tember 14, 1873. Her home, from
the time she was 1 year old until
she went to Grinnell college, was
Chicago, Illinois. Even before she
received her A.B. degree, she be
came a member of the Grinnell
faculty, and remained on it con
tinuously from 1894 to 1919, ex
cepting three years on leave of ab
sence, one spent at work in a hos
pital in France during the World
war and two spent in Chicago and
in Berlin doing research work for
John Stark Evans, of the Uni
versity music TTepartment, was a
student in the Greek department
at Grinnell college when she was
She taught at Columbia univer
sity in 1920-22 and at Skidmore
college from 1923-25. She came to
Oregon in 1927 and has been head
of the Greek department since
She loves music and poetry.
“When I was in Berlin in 1906,”
she said, smiling, “writing my
doctor’s dissertation was only my
minor interest. Attending con
certs and operas was my major
As to the value of a Ph.D. de
gree for women, she said, “I’m
not enthusiastic about a Ph.D. for
anybody. It looks very exciting
in prospect, but after you have it
you wonder if it was worth all the
work it took!”
with a Black and White plaid in
Patrons and patronesses for the
dance will be Mr. and Mrs. George
Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. James
Harding, Dr. and Mrs. Schwering,
and Mr. and Mrs. Graham
Schmidt. Beth Payne is handling
Make-up Art Dates Back
To Cleo and Her Court
By CAROL HURLBURT
Modern maidens, 1933, paint
their faces, smoke, tell a casual
joke or two. They rouge and
tint their lips, shadow their eye
lids, as their mothers never did in
1900. Truly, modern maidens have!
flung discretion to the west winds |
and gone to the proverbial bow-'
Eut I would remind all those
who give vent to dire prophesies
that the art of makeup and the
use of cosmetics date back farther
than any written records. Five
thousand years before Christ the
women of Egypt lavishly adorned
their bodies with oils and paints.
It was during the days of Cleo
patra that Egyptian makeup
reached its height. Women ar
nointed their whole bodies w’ith a
fragrant oil. They painted their
cheeks with white and with red,
touched their finger-tips with car
mine, stained the palms of their,
hands and the soles of their feet ■
with henna. It was in the maketip!
of the eyes, however, that they'
excelled. They tinted the lower
lid with green, the upper lid, the'
lashes, and the brows with black
kohl. Then, with a needle of
ebony or ivory they outlined the
orbit with a black line. The veins
in the forehead they traced in
Slaves carried balls of amber
and glass in gold and silver nets.
Women used the balls of glass to
cool their hands, the balls of am
ber to warm them. These balls of
amber, when warm, gave off a i
At banquets the slaves perfumed
guests with saffron, cinnamon,
nard, fenugreek, or lily, according
to the caprice of the individual.
The Romans at first paid scant
attention to the beautification of j
their physiognomy, but by the
time of the bull-necked Nero they
made even greater use of makeup
than did the Egyptians. The wo
men used white lead or chalk to
whiten their skin and they bleach
ed their hair with a special kind
of soap imported from Gaul.
The Gallo-Roman belle took
cold baths and endeavored to keep
that “school-girl complexion” by
bathing her face in the froth of
beer. She rinsed her hair with
lime and dyed her eye-brows with
a juice which was extracted from
Under Queen Bess, England’s
virgin queen, women became ex
travagant and luxurious in their
mode of dressing and makeup. At
Elizabeth’s death she had 3,000
gowns in her wardrobe.
The ladies of her court took very
hot baths so as to perspire heavily
and then washed their faces with
wine, which they thought made
them glowing and rosy. Tradition
has it that Mary, queen of Scots,
was forced to ask for a bigger al
lowance because she bathed in
wine, as did a number of the elder
ladies of the court. The younger
maids were forced to- content
themselves with baths of milk.
Dress became so magnificent
that England passed the sumptu
ary laws, and Englishmen became
so alarmed for fear that they
would be tricked into marrying
some plain fig^ireless wench that
in 1770 a bill was passed in parlia
ment which provided, “That all
women of whatever age, rank, pro
fession, or degree, whether virgins,
maids, or widows, that shall, from
and after such act, impose upon,
seduce, and betray into matri
mony, any of his majesty’s sub
jects by the scents, paints, cos
metic washes, artificial teeth,
false hair, Spanish wool, iron
stays, hoops, high-heeled shoes,
bolstered hips, shall incur the
penalty of the law in force against
witchcraft and like misdemeanors
and that the marriage, upon con
viction, shall stand null and void.’’
(From: “A Study of Costume,”
Elizabeth Sage; “Le Costume
Historique,” A. Racinet; and the i
"Encyclopedia Dritannica,'' edi-1
tion lit. i
Theta Sig Aim
Of Co-eds Good
Pledging Will Be Held at Same J
Time as Gamma Alpha
By ANN-REED BURNS
Editor’s note: This is one of a
series of articles on women’s
honoraries which will appear on
"Hitch your wagon to a star,”
says the old housewife’s tale—and
in this case the star for journal
istically minded women is Theta
Sigma Phi, national women’s hon
orary in journalism. For if a
woman is elected to the gveatest
journalistic honor she may receive
in college, she stands a good
chance of reaching the highest
star in later life.
Theta Sigma Phi, which was
founded in 1907 at the University
of Washington, has as members
those women who are majoring in
journalism, and after leaving cof
lege, intend to work in the jour
nalistic field: reporting, editorial
and feature writing; short story,
specialized press, or any work con
nected with the writing side of
journalism. The business and ad
vertising field are not included.
Elections to Theta Sigma Phi
are held during spring and some
times during fall term. Girls are
chosen during their junior year,
although occasionally in their
senior. Sophomores are some
times elected at the end of the
year, but are not initiated until
their junior year. Henceforth,
Theta Sig will give invitations at
the same time as Gamma Alpha
Chi, women’s advertising hdnor- >
ary, so that if a girl is asked to |
Tp INNERS for personal
guests, members of the fac
ulty, and other living organi
zations have been the main so
cial recreation on the campus
for Tuesday ahd this evening,
with Wednesday a closed night
because of Dime Crawl.
On Tuesday evening Kappa
Delta entertained for personal
women guests; Alpha Omicron
Pi for members of the faculty.
Tonight Zeta Tail Alpha will
entertain personal women
guests; Gamma Phi Beta for
Beta Theta Pi; Delta Zeta for
Sigma Phi Epsilon; Sigma.
Kappa for Theta Chi; and Chi
Psi for Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Phi Gamma Delta will have a
special upperelass dinner to
night, Delta Tau Delta will
have a preference dinner to
night, and Delta Delta Delta
will honor its upperclasswomen
with a dinner Saturday night.
join both, she may take hei
choice, depending on whether she
is interested in the writing 01
business side of journalism.
Woi^ien are elected to member
ship on the basis of their journal
istic activities and their grades —
especially grades in joumalisrr
courses. Such activities as work
ing on the Emerald and Oregane
or writing short stories are of im
portance in the selection.
The chief activity of Theta Sig
ma Phi is Matrix Table—a forma
banquet given once a year, invit
ing some outstanding speaker tc
talk. Invitations to Matrix Table
are considered a great honor, and
are extended to those women whe
are outstanding in journalism
literature, and the arts.
The officers of the Eugene chap
Woman Without a Country!
t- - -. i
I1' - -‘eras-:, :■ . — .■
Mrs. James Montgomery Book, Jr., of Eondon, daughter-in-law o
the Pennsylvania congressman and a leader in Mayfair, has asket
British authorities to grant her citizenship, which she now possesses
in neither England nor the United States. Her second marriage to ai
American citizen deems her an alien ill English law, and lack of resi
dence qualification bars her front being a United States citizen.
ter are: Betty Anne Macduff,
president; Virginia Wentz, vice
president; Esther Hayden, secre
tary; Thelma Nelson, treasurer;
and Jes3i3 Steele, keeper of the
Chi Oijiega entertained at din
ner Tuesday evening for Dean anc
Mrs. J. R. Jewell. All alumni wen
invited. Dean Jewell gave an in
formal talk on the founders o
Chi Omega, whom he knew.
Folk Club Honored
At University Tea
By Faculty Women
Yesterday afternoon saw anoth
er of the exchange social events
which have sprung into promi
nence between members of the
University and the college, when
the Faculty Women's club enter
tained with an informal tea hon
oring members of the Folk club,
faculty w o m e n ’ s organization
from the Corvallis campus.
Mrs. Calvin Crumbaker was in
charge of arrangements for the
j tea which was held in Alumnae
hall of Gerlinger building. Mrs.
Charles G. Howard, president of
the Faculty club, Mrs. William
Jasper Kerr, and Mrs. C. L.
Schwering were in the receiving
Assisting in the reception about
the rooms were Mrs. B. W. De
Busk, Mrs. H. V. Hoyt, Mrs. J. It.
Jewell, Mrs. Dan E. Clark, Mrs.
R. R. Huestis, Mrs. Edmund S.
Conklin, Mrs. Edwin T. Hodge,
Mrs. N. H. Cornish. Mrs. Andrew
Fish, Mrs. Paul Washke, and Mrs.
Guy S. Claire.
Mu Phi Entertains
Mrs. Adele Ratcliff
Mu Phi Kpsilon, women's na
tional music honorary, has had as
its guest this week, Mrs. Adcle
, Beeves Ratcliff of Seattle, pro
I vince president of the society.
A tea honoring Mrs. Ratcliff
was given by the chapter on
1 Tuesday afternoon in Alumnae
hall of Gerlinger building. In
vited guests were all patronesses
of the organization, active mem
bers, and alumnae.
I On Friday evening Sigma Pi
1 Tau will entertain with a pre-ini
tiation dance to be held at Lee
: Duke’s cafe. The affair will be
and we’d like 1
to talk with you
All races of people since the beginning
of time, so far as we have been able
to read, have had some kind of a pipe
and have smoked something—whether
they called it tobacco or what not.
since smoking a pipe is so different
•om smoking a cigar or cigarette,
we made a most painstaking, scientific
study in an effort to make, if we could,
a tobacco which was suited to pipes.
We found out, first, that there was a
kind of tobacco that grew in the Blue
Grass section of Kentucky called White
Burley, and that there was a certain kind
of this tobacco which was between the
tobacco used for cigarettes and the to
bacco used for chewing tobacco. It is
this tobacco which is best for pipes.
We found out that Mr. J. N. Wellman,
many years ago, made a pipe tobacco
which was very popular. But it was
never advertised and after he passed
away nothing more was heard about it.
We acquired this Wellman Method and
that is what we use in makiug Granger.
The Granger pouch
keeps the tobacco fresh
Next was the cut. We knew that fine
tobacco burnt hot because it burnt so
fast. You could hardly hold your pipe in
your hand, it got so hot at limes. So
remembering how folks used to "whittle”
their tobacco we cut GRANGER just like
"whittle” tobacco—"Rough Gut.” It
smokes cooler, lasts longer and never
gums the pipe.
So far, so good. Now we wanted to
sell ibis tobacco for 10c. Good tobacco
— right process — cut right. So we put
Granger in a sensible soft foil pouch
instead of an expensive package, knowing
that a man can’t smoke the package.
GRANGER has not been on sale very
long, but it has become a popular smoke.
And we have yet to know of a man who
started to smoke it, who didn't keep on.
Folks seem to like it.