limelight Focused On Women Who Find Power and Thrills In Politics Hell Week — Buried But Not Forgotten And another old tradition bites the dust. Abused, or supposedly abused pledges to women's fraternal organizations, should consider their present existence as a pleasant interlude spent in the lap of the gods compared to the hellish days through which our elder sisters passed. Time was, not too long age, when even powder was banned during those three or four much-dreaded days. What, slight blemishes had been disguised by rouge and lip-stick were there, open to the public eye. Legs which had been protected by silken hose, were bare, adding to the otherwise undignified appearance. A woman’s hair, which had long been poetically called her crowning glory, was combed in fetching ways and tied in odd places with catchy ribbons. To answer the phone was always fun. One had to recite stupid poetry to the unfortunate sold who had chanced to call a sorority house during “hell” week. Pledges walked downstairs backwards, wore atrocious garments to class, and carried out other similar ideas conceived by wily upperclassmen during nightmares or after a bad night. And it is well that this custom has been buried in the grave of forgotten outposts. Much has been gained by tiie change to over balance the sadistic glee enjoyed by active members duiing that week. It cannot be overlooked that pledges have more respect for their sorority these days, and it has lifted the standards of the initiation services themselves. It is a problem, however, whether the pledge classes attach as much significance to initiation these days as they did then. When “hell” week had come to a final conclusion with the initiation services, there was something tangible to look back upon, some thing to laugh over at alumnae get-togethers, stories with which to entertain the grandchildren in years to come. It seems to be a rather general opinion among the “actives” these days that when the pledges have worn off the unfamiliar surface to sorority house life they immediately become what is comminly known at “cocky.” The vision of a “hell" week in which ttiey would be treated according to the measure of their good works, contributed much, in the general opinion, to temper the actions of the average pledge. But one of the most necessary requirements in fraternal life, if not the prime requisite, is respect for one’s sorority. As a matter of fact, there was a decided feeling of dissension among (he freshmen during the week, caused by a lack of pride in the fraternity policies which would condone such activities. Everyone knew when initiation services of a particular house would be held because of the con spicuous treatment of the pledges. We believe that the feeling of respect which most freshmen have for their sororities, added to the dignified manner in which fraternity initiations are conducted in the week preceding the ser vices, is worth all that was lost through the change. The extent of initiation these days is usually a period of silence on the part of the pledges, which should be difficult enough for most. At any rate, you pledges, when you sweep the front walk, smile! S© Tlaas Is College We feel silly. Maybe it’s the effect of the recent slush on our athlete's feet. Or maybe it’s that mince pie we ate for breakfast. And so feeling silly, we’re going to have to write something silly because all the authorities say that geniuses ran only write when they are inspired and though of course being super-geniuses we are an exception and could easily discuss the Einstein theory even though uninspired heck, what's the hue of disappointing the authorities ? So without bothering about simple things like relativity, we’ll go into the thought of the moment which is mostly that an awful lot of galoshes are going to waste and that we don't care much for cornstarch in pudding. Incidentally wo think of ambitions and remember the time when we were freshmen and a bunch of girls were telling their hopes for the future which were mainly diplomats and politicians and Parisian dress designers and other perfectly impossible things. We were all basking in our approaching fame when it was a red-headed fresh man's turn to1 toll her ambition. And, oh the disillusionment of American womanhood, as we all listened intently for the expected first-woman-president or steel magnate-ess, she blandly remarked, "I’m going to find a guy with rocks and get married.” It’s always the men that cause the trouble anyhow. It was only a little while ago that a girl we know (whose Interest was connected with basketball) was playing solitaire while everybody else was getting ready for a dance. Being as she was one of those popular coeds that you see in the movies, everyone kept asking with astonishment, "Aren’t you going to the dance?" Finally she vanished into the privacy of her closet and when she reappeared she bad a sign tacked onto her bosom. It read: "No! No! 1000 times no! I am not going to the dance! Did you ever .hear of a game called basketball?" And so we climbed Spencer’s butte and slid all the way home and our disillusionment was complete. Easy easy we feel inspiration coming on The Einstein theory of relativity is an apprehension our mistake, it wasn’t in spiration, it was an earwig- crawling down our neck. Time out. There’s our eight o’clock. Maybe we left our inspiration there. Goodbye. Nuts! Said a soap box orator on the street the other day, “The Townsend plan is going to give a pension in this here good old U.S.A. to every man, woman, and child over (ill years of age." We wonder if the people who believe in the pension are the "children" over GO years of age. An excerpt from the Headers Digest "Some cause happiness wherever they go; other whenever they go." WOMEN'S WORLD (This space hereafter is reserved for any criticisms, ideas, or suggestions anyone wishes to make. While tin' editor does not nec essarily endorse the opinions presented here, they will all be given an equal opportunity for expression.) The following is addressed to Bob Lucas, but is evidently in tended for the women’s editor: ‘"Who's your womens editor? I can write her some of the best cockeyed columns that ever were writ . . . fashion . . . with all the blue star dust of romance . . shopping tips . . . where to buy the best bird seed and how . . . beauty secrets . . . that heretofore have never been revealed, milady’s make up care of skin or what has she. Then if your editor is so inclined, she will run some of my comic lyric t ?) poetry on manners and customs. Sample needed to appreciate. Sincerely, Dorris 1 iolmes. (Not in reporting or lab courses, but a journalism major, who fails to find herself in classified ads.) Okay, Dorris, send us the sample. Ann-Reed Burns is the women’s editor, and if you’re half as good as you sound, you're hired. Co-ed Holds Snou)stonm’s Post-Mortem Now that the snow is over and just a few dirty patches remain here and there to remind us of it we feel generously inclined to drop all feuds and hard feelings in curred during the past week and a half. Of course we aren’t going to look for revenge upon certain people who placed a couple of hard-packed snowballs neatly on the back of our skull not much. Yes, we also once used to enjoy the thrill of sneaking up. behind some trusting individual and giving him a free snow facial. Little courtesies like that are always so warmly ap preciated. One of the surest ways of attaining immediate popularity is to lean out of an upper story window, to call down to someone coming up the steps or standing on the porch, then to dump a huge armful of snow on his uplifted countenance. The result is simply amazing. Judging from the artistic at tempts at snowman building that we saw, we have come to a very decided conclusion that it would n't be a bad idea at all to organ ize a couple more classes in sculp turing, art, or something. Maybe there is hidden talent that could be discovered. We might add that we didn’t quite appreciate having our favorite beret used as top piece on one of the figures. Maybe it was the fact that ev eryone was in such high spirits that made them all roar in such a rude manner when v/e came bump ing down a flight of icy steps the other morning. After all we weren’t exactly enjoying the sen sation. We must admit that we have had all the snow that we want for the year, but it would have been rather nice if ti had stayed on a couple of days more so we could have worn our ski suit, whch just ar rived from home, and which is very becoming to us if we do say so. Eooesdlropp i m cj Eve Peeks Info Keijlioles Atjom Oh for the life of a columnist! Complaints come in thick and fast and the columnist gets doused in the snow, glasses of water poured in her lap, and they tell me that's humor! Seein’ as how on accounta becuz it’s all in fun, if you don't like it read something else. OR watch your step!!! NEWS FLASH!!! RUTH SCOVEL, the newest KAPPA PLEDGE, has been doing herself proud. PETER "EGO" BROOKS (Streamline to you) has been giving her a break by actual ly taking her out more than once. The funniest part is that he denies even knowing her to certain peo ple. PETER! JANE LAGASSE underestimat eo her strength last week. She was trying to hit a THETA with a snowball but hit the window in stead. And did she look surprised when it broke ? While the college Side may not be the banks of the MILL RACE or under the old apple tree, through the haze of smoke and the inces sant chatter, MIKE MIKULAK chose the time and place to put the diamond upon VIRGINIA WAPPENSTEIN’S third finger. * * * \v p advise every one to be on their guard for a while. DAVE CROSSE and DAVE MAGUIRE have been playing a new game late ly. They gave up smoking and have now taken up “chewing.” Their favorite sport is to expec torate to see which one can come the closest to your nose. * * * Of course we can't always pro phesy correctly but we might take a chance this time. Watch the RE GAN McCOY-FRANK NASH com bination it looks promising and in progressing steadily. As MARGE GEARHART said. “Since I have a coat in my head and my breath is coming in short pants I fear I have to clothes. Sox language! Can you tie it ? But I shoe am doing the vest I can. Garter go now!” C.ROIT l’l.EDGES WOMEN Gamma Alpha Chi, national wo men's advertising group, held for mal pledging in Gerlinger hall Sat urday for Betty Coon, Joy Snead. Margery Ivissling, Helen Bartrum, Elizabeth Anderson and Kathleen Duffy. Sun Won’t Gild This Liltj Lily Damita, vivacious French stage and movie star, is taking no_ chances with her complexion as she sojourns at Palm Springs, Calif.,' desert resort. Her hat has a wide brim of sun-proof material to protect eyes and skin from the glare of Old Sol, who can hardly be blamed for his warm attentions. Law Students, Yeomen And Phi Theta Ups i Ion To Hace Dances Soon The winter dance season will take on a heavier schedule this weekend with the sponsoring of balls by Phi Theta Upsilon, the Yeomen, the law students and Al pha Gamma Delta. Friday evening the Chi Omega house will be the, scene of an in formal all-campus dance sponsored by Phi Theta Upsilon, upperclass women’s service honorary. Women will wear long dinner dresses for the occasion. On Saturday evening the mem llousemothcr Honored Mrs. John Findley, new Alpha Xi Delta chaperon, was honored last week at a potluck dinner given by alumnae of the local chapter. * * * James Powers Weds Miss Higgs The marriage of Miss Esther K. Riggs and James P. Powers was performed January IS at the St. Francis church in Portland. The couple will reside in Portland fol lowing their honeymoon. Miss Riggs was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Washing ton State college and Mr. Powers was affiliated with Sigma Phi Ep silon on the University of Oregon campus. * * * Grides Have Danee An Oriental motif was carried out in the A.W.S. room in Gerlin ger hall last Friday evening when members of Orides, independent women's group, sponsored its win ter informal. Tom and Harry McCall's orches tra played. * * ? To Kntertain During Meetings Theta Sigma Phi, women's jour nalism honorary, will entertain wives of the visiting newspaper men Friday afternoon in Gerlinger hall at a program tea scheduled for 3:30 to 5 o'clock. Gamma Alpha Chi, women's ad vertising honorary, will also spon sor a tea for the women attending the convention. Alpha Xi Delta Married Miss Dorothy May Baker, daugh- j ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Baker of : Salem, became the bride of John Poe Newton at a ceremony in Chi cago, January 13. After a wedding trip the couple has been at home in Findlay, Ohio. j Mrs. Newton was a member of I Alpha Xi Delta during her four bers of the law school student body will sponsor their annual Barris ters’ Brawl at the Cafe Del Rey. The same evening- the Yeomen will give their winter dance in Gerlin ger hall. The campus has been invited to this affair. Members of Alpha Gamma Delta will dance Saturday evening in, their chapter house at their winter formal. Palms anfi flood lights will be used in decorating. Miss Meryl Gollings is chairman of ar rangements. >ears at the University of Oregon. She was a member of Theta Sigma Phi, national honorary for women in journalism, and of Mortar Board, senior women's honorary. Formal Dinner Given Members of the Alpha Xi Delta chapter honored Mrs. Mable Crock er Garner, recent bride, and Miss Helen Row, newly initiated into the chapter, at a formal dinner Tues day evening. ❖ * * To 'Entertain Faculty Alpha Delta Pi entertained last evening with a dinner for members cf the faculty and members of Sig ma Kappa will be hosts this eve ning at a similar affair. * * * Reception In Held Westminster house was the scene last night of a reception hon oring- Max Adams, former student pastor and now national leader in student religious movements. To Hold Initiation Dinner Members of Alpha Chi Omega will hold a formal banquet Friday evening honoring the members of their pledge class who are being initiated this week. * * * To Have (Sliest Dinner Alpha Omicron Pi will entertain tor men guests Friday evening at a "lumbermen's banquet.” The chapter house will be transformed! into a lumber camp and typical! camp meal will be served. » * *• Delts to Have Banquet Delta Tau Delta will hold a for-' mal banquet in conjunction with initiation Friday evening. I Entertain For Berkowitz Dr. Henry J. Berkowitz, speaker ] School Gices Ferns Advice For the benefit of lonesome coeds ivho need the popularity advice usually inseparable from women’s pages, come these helpful hints. The following are recommended by the students of Massachusetts [nstitute of Technology as effect ive methods in charming the male sex. 1. Use only kissproof lipstick. 2. Never hint at a date late in the week, when the boy friend’s al lowance is at the ebb tide. Wait until the end of the month and then make him pay dearly for the postponement. 3. Never ask the boy friend, “Where were you last night?’’ 4. 'Remind him with vim and vigor that one hand driving is one of your “Don’ts.” 5. Spend more time learning the art of housekeeping, so as to be better fitted to share in stretching the family budget, and not expect a maid to do all the work during the first years of marriage. 6. Tolerate the boy friend’s weaknesses for other girls, and only hope that by remaining loyal, you may prove to him the value of devotion. 7. Do just what he wants to do, and if he says, “Let’s go skating,” do it with enthusiasm even if you are passionately longing to see the movie. at the recent love and marriage lecture, was entertained at a din ner at the Sigma Alpha Mu house Tuesday. Additional guests were Rabbi Sambrow and alumni from Washington and Kansas. Exchange Dinners Are Many Exchanging dinners resumes a topnotch place in the social world of the campus this week, a great many of the houses entertaining this way for the first time this term. Last evening Alpha Phi enter tained for Delta Upsilon, Omega hall for Chi Omega, Sigma Chi for Pi Beta Phi and Delta Gamma for Kappa Sigma. This evening Hendricks hall will be hosts at a dinner dance for members of Omega hall. Phi Kap pa Psi has invited Alpha Chi Ome ga; Pi Kappa Alpha, Delta Delta Delta; Alpha Tau Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta; and Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha Theta. Tuesday Phi Gamma Delta en tertained for Delta Delta Delta. To Celebrate Founding The Oregon chapter of Beta The ta Pi will celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of founding Sat urday evening at a formal ban quet. Alumni from all parts of the state are expected to attend, as are district and national rep resentatives. Campus Breaks Its Faked Resolutions Hereby are presented some of the campus New Year's resolutions that have been broken (that is, those that would have been broken had they been made.—Editor’s note.) Malcolm Bauer's resolve to at last settle down to dignified man hood. Doris Bird’s resolve to only get in two fights a week. Mary Starbuck's resolve to aban don her fickleness. The Sigma Chi’s rave to plant the most pins on the Kappas. Mugs Van Cleve's resolve to speak to at least two people on the campus daily. Kathleen Hetherington’s resolve to obey house rules one night a week. Virginia Gaddis’ resolve to stay in Eugene a few weekends. Cynthia Liljeqvist’s resolve to stop breaking theater owners' hearts. Irene Van Houten’s resolve to look inside the libe just once for curiosity. Homer Goulet’s resolve never to look at another girl than Adele Sheehy. Doris Drager's and Margaret Bell's resolve to chew only three sticks of gum at a time while rest ing in Condon. Parks Hitchcock’s resolve to move into the College Side. Jeanne Hankins' resolve to just cnee go out with someone that isn't a Kappa Sig. Betty Reade's resolve to be true to Sigma Chi. Peggy Chessman’s resolve to! stay away from the Chi Psis. Stabilizing Influences And Fight for Feminine By Marge Petsch “When I look right down into my thought, I see that what sent me into politics was my belief and trust in women, and the sense that they have never yet had a chance to give their full contribution to the world’s affairs,” writes Lady Astor, most prominent of English states women. Lady Astor has many other strong convictions on the subject of women's place in politics, all of which are more or less based upon her quoted statement. There is a sufficient number of women in our own country’s history, however, to permit us to consider the subject at present, from a purely American viewpoint. Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony were among the first Ameri tion of many American women at that time, way back in the 19th can women to agitate for women's suffrage in this country. The reac Fasliaoe Editor Gets Her Etjefol Aromnd Compiis Impressions of the recent snow storm besides snowballs and snow men . . . Malcolm Bauer in whip cords, laced boots and red-topped socks . . . Lucille George in a white slicker and black riding boots . . . two art students in knickers and boots . . . Ned Simpson in a red hooded, sweater, the hood lying back as he skiied down a hill . . . Dr. Crosland in rubber hip boots . . . Bob Lucas with cords rolled giving the ‘high-water’ effect . . . the sculptured snow figure in the art school court . . . galoshes, ga loshes, galoshes! * * * Dusty rose is one of the sea son’s most popular colors—A soft pink that looks mellowed or touched with a fine mist like rain drops. Betty Labbe seen recently in a sweater of this color, proves that it is especially flattering to dusky brunettes. "Chaste Lady” is the dashing ti tle given to the last word in head apparel. This isn’t like it sounds; 'tis really dressing up the use-to-be “Poke” bonnet. Small crowns with stand-up brims that form a frame for the face; this is typical of a “chaste lady.” * * * Honors to Libby Pratt, Pi Phi, for the prettiest coiffure of the week—soft waves and three per fect tiers of curls at the back of the head. * * * Seen at the Chamberlin address: Maluta Read, Tri Delt, with short “tumbly” waves worn off the face and brushed straight back . . . the blue-black, severely worn tresses of Claire Downing, Delta Gamma . . . Mary Morse’s, Theta, taffy blonde hair, worn so simply—mid dle part, waves pushed back—yet so attractively. Not Midget A detective method was neces sary to prove to the Scandinavians that a child pianist was not just a grown-up midget. Ruth Slencyn ski, United States child prodigy, upon returning last week from a concert tour in Europe, said that when she played in Copenhagen and Stockholm, the audience sent physicians to examine her. Her baby teeth proved that she was only 10 years old. * * * The first woman elected to Par liament by the British Labor party believes socialism to be inevitable. Ellen Wilkinson, visiting the Unit ed States on a two month lecture tour, has prophesied that if all countries do not become socialis tic, they will be plunged into a sec ond world war, since the lack of ad justment of purchasing power to production is leading to the brink of a crisis. Miss Wilkinson was elected to parliament from 1924 to 1931 by the district with the greatest per centage of unemployed in England. Swat! And the ball drops over the net for a set. The ten best women ball swat ters in the United States, accord ing to the U. S. Lawn Tennis as sociation, are Helen Jacobs, Sarah Palfrey Fabyon, Caroline Babcock, Dorothy Andrews, Baroness Maud Levi, Jane Sharp, Marjorie Morill Painter, Mary Greef Harris, Mar jorie Sacks, and Catherine Wolf. * * * With the beginning of 1935 a woman flies the United States air mail for the first time. Helen Rich ey, 25-year-old holder of the world’s refueling endurance flight record, is co-pilot of the Central Airlines on its Washington-Detroit mail and passenger run. On her first flight, besides the regular mail, Miss Richey carried seven passengers. L,ucreua Mott ana susan ts. An thony were among the first Amer ican women to agitate for women's suffrage in this country. The re action of many American women at that time, way back in the 19th century, was most curious. They wanted to vote, and yet they did n't. Many simply did not have a great confidence in their own sex, and preferred to look to the men, as in years past, for political lead ership. Since the world war, however, the situation has assumed a different aspect, actuated, in all probability by the fact that women were forced, during the war, to rely more upon their own resourceful ness. And they awoke to the reali zation that they were able, that their judgment could be trusted. Since that time women have held a more prominent place in both state and national politics, and more women have been found to support candidates of their own sex. mit women s place in politics. What is it ? What have they con tributed which men have not? Pri marily, and history indicates the fact, women are capable of main taining- a steadying influence in a country’s government in which they are a part. There were times, before women were admitted to the governing bodies, when their influence played a disastrous part in a country's policies. But in na tions where women hold offices, it may be seen that they exert an influence which is steady and in dicative of forethought. In France, where the government is constant ly coming up against some sort of crisis, women are not free, and participate in no way in govern mental affairs. French statesmen, if their actions are correctly in terpreted, are gradually arriving at the place where they can recog nize the value of women in their national affairs. One of the paramount contribu tions which a woman may make in politics is her superior understand ing of many of the social condi tions of a country. The fact that she has raised children lends to her a peculiar interest in the wel fare of the populace. If she is a senator, as is the ingenious Flor ence Kahn of California, Edith Rogers of Massachusetts, or Mary T. Norton of New Jersey, she does n’t allow the fact that she is a women lend sentimentality to the work which she does. She’s out to help her district, but she is also cut for the general welfare of the nation. She is not a representative of the women only, although she does support many of their meas ures. She is clear thinking and serves her country not as a woman, but as any other public official, adding to her position the loyalty, sense of duty and understanding peculiar to women. Because the home has long been the great stronghold of women, feminine politicians are pledged to support the institutions. And one of the greatest enemies of the home of most married women, is war. Consequently, and we agree with most writers who discuss the part of women in politics, one, if not her greatest role in politics, is the maintenance of peace. This does not necessarily indicate that women politicians must be dyed in the wool, barn-storming pacifists, but they must throw all of their influence in the direction of solv ing international disputes without bloodshed or bayonets. They must be the natural leaders among or ganized groups of women in the interests of peace. Oregon women who are playing a part in state politics are Dorothy McCullough Lee of Portland, Mrs. Nancy Honeyman of the House, and Hanna Martin from Salem, also in the House. All of these women may be relied upon to sup port not always the extreme con servative viewpoint, but one which will promote the most satisfactory conditions throughout Oregon. Women may lend much to poli tics. We don't want to govern the world, but we do want to share in its government.