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ColJeqe Girl j
jan 4 well clear diary here it is
the first clay of winter term,
i landed on the campus yesterday
with some new clothes and a flock
of snappy resolutions,
one look at my fall term report
card and one horrified squawk
out of dad and i decided to do
some studying this term,
at least, he says, give
this studying a whirl
who knows there might be some
thing in it after all.
i will cut no classes,
i’ll stay out of the side
starting today, i am a woman
with a purpose in life,
i am going to bed early,
after all, what is more valu
able than health ?
jan 8 this life of the mind may
have its own reward, in knowledge
there may be power but after
all diary should a girl neglect
her social life?
the more i think of it the more
it strikes me that the
thing can be carried too far.
there is more to life than
tomorrow’s assignment in
i turned down a date tonight
diary, i said i’m going to
study, study, he shrieked,
on friday night? you must
i almost faltered then
but with quiet dignity i replied
we come to college
to prepare ourself for
a larger life, not to
frivol away our time
in silly play.
oh yeah was his vulgar
reply, oh diary where
am i to find a companion
to share my higher thoughts.
i shall be cultured but
oh so alone.
jan 13 despite diversions
too numerous to mention
i spent Saturday afternoon
and Sunday at the libe.
dear diary, what a
struggle it was.
but i did it.
i find this
higher life beginning to
pall upon me.
this evening as i
sat studying the thing swept
over me—a huge flood of
boredom, will it be this
way all term, i asked myself.
and the next and the next ?
they stretched before me
interminable dreary afternoons
and dull evenings.
i thought how i would like to
spend one hour one happy hour
in the dear old side.
and as i sat there
jim called up and said let’s
go to a show.
i weakened diary and i went
after all, a girl has to
have some fun. tomorrow
i'll start studying again,
anyway there’s a whole term to
catch up in.
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Japanese Picture Presents
Remarks Mitja Sannomiija
A conflict of the olJ world and the new, of old customs and a new
outlook, this is Japanese life today, said Miya Sannomiya, assistant
general secretary of the Society for International Cultural Relations
to Japan during a visit to the campus yesterday.
Miya Sannomiya is an American, and was born on a sugar plantation
in Hawaii. She came to the United States when she was young, and
has received ail her education here, graduating from the University of
California, and later attending a girl’s seminary in Alabama.
Four years ago Miss Sannomiya decided that she would like to
visit the lanu 01 her ancestors, anti
since that time she has been in
Japan, becoming acquainted with
life and people there, working in a
factory, in a department store, and
living among farmers and fisher
men, She began studying under
an International Cultural Relations
society scholarship, and was dis
mayed to see how a lack of under
standing of the English language
impeded that group in its work.
Letters came in from all over
the world, she said, asking for pic
tures, for literature regarding Ja
pan. But the letters sent in return
to these were written in English
she knew others would not under
stand, and the pictures sent were
of the Anglicized Japan, not the
Japan foreigners would be inter
ested in. So Miss Sannomiya of
fered her aid with the letters, and
from this her work soon grew
into full-time employment.
During her time in Japan Miss
Sannomiya made every effort to
see a complete picture of the Jap
anese to acquaint herself with
every phase of life there. When
she worked in a department store
she lived meageriy on the 40 yen
a month she received. She explain
ed that while the Japanese work
ing girl always lives at home when
she works, and uses her wages for
clothes or good times the salary is
ample, but when she is forced to
live elsewhere and support her
self entirely, wages are completely
Working Girl Gives at Home
The Japanese girl, she said,
works always with her wed
ling day in mind, and spends her
wilary for a trousseau or saves it
For a dowry. It is almost unheard
:>f for her to go away from home
ind live by herself, as the Ameri
can working girl does. While she
wofrfts she lives at home with her
Public opinion against women in
ndustrlal and public fields is in
ensely strong, Miss Sannomiya
remarked. For a woman to become
outstanding in any field is a stel
lar accomplishment. To get a col
lege education is perhaps the most
Iriving ambition of the Japanese
girl today, she added. Very few
are able to attend colleges, al
though every girl who wishes to
make a good marriage must go to
high school, where among other
things she learns flower arrange
ment, cooking, and the tea cere
mony. Schools in Japan, she said,
ire never coeducational.
Gove of Beauty Strong
The love for beauty is strong in
the Japanese people, and even the
poorest home is lovely in its sim
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. plicity, Miss Sannomiya observed.
| She described the home of a poor
family, with its plain walls, upon
which hung a few scrolls, and
what she thought was a vase full
of weeds. As she lived there long
er, she began to feel the beauty
in the simplicity of the walls, she
discovered that the few scrolls
were priceless, and that into their
austere black and white design the
eye began to paint color and move
ment. And the weeds were pampas
grass, loved by the Japanese. As
she looked at them, she could pic
ture them in the autumn on the
i sides of Fujiyama, the wind bend
ing their feathery tops like silver
waves. And so the Japanese gets
his beauty by suggestion, and as a
result It is a beauty of which one
never tires, and which never grows
Country Life Frugal
The life of the country people
is exceedingly plain, Miss Sanno
miya remarked. They cultivate
silkworms, working over them
night and day till the silk is secur
ed, then it is rice-planting time.
“I loved that,” she smiled. "Wad
ing around in that mud was great
When the rice is all planted,
these people have their festivals,
and because their life is so frugal,
the rice and buckwheat noodles
and the dancing in the v!'lage
common, into which everyone
joins, is as exciting and gay as
the more expensive pleasures of
the wealthier class.
works in Faccory
When Miss Sannomiya worked
in a silk factory, she was inter
ested in finding out what the life
of the girl factory worker in Japan
was like. In the tiny quarters
which she shared with three oth
er gitls, she found the walls deco
rated with scrolls, and vases full
of flowers. Each girl must take
her turn with flower arrange ■
nients, though Miss Sannomiya
confessed appalling ignorance on
the subject. The girls slept on mats
on the floor, rolling these up in
the daytime, and tucking them
neatly in a cupboard.
At six every morning all the
factory workers had to get up and
attend exercise in the court, to the
accompaniment of the radio. Then
they ate a breakfast of rice, hot
tea, fish cooked in soy sauce, and
radish pickles — the Japanese
equivalent of bacon, eggs, and cof
Friction of Old, New
A constant friction between the
new ways of the West and the old
Japanese customs has made the
older and new generations miles
Matched Hat and Rag
The matching hug and hat accesory set in felt Is of lovely guards
men’s blue. It features a casual hat with manipulated crown and an
envelope hag of identical felt.
apart, with no way of understand
ing each other, Miss Sannomiya
said. The young people seek the
new manners, the clothes of the
West- they even sing our songs,
and Miss Sannomiya remarked
that one often heard the incongru
ous rendition of “Way Down Upon
the Swanee River” in Japanese.
Students in high schools and
colleges learn the new ways, and
have almost forgotten the old.
Girls wear the same clothes we do,
they wear tneir nair short, they
think as we do, she said. They
seek in every way tb be like us.
And the older people are bewild
ered; they cannot see why their
children are so changed. And sc
Japan is a country torn between
these two forces, with tlie English
The English language is taught
in all the schools, and is used ev
erywhere in preference to any oth
er foreign tongue. Our manner
isms are copied extensively. Miss
Sannomiya said that if anything
about Japan astonished her, it was
this similarity between Japan and
And yet, she laughed, it was
good to get back to America, and
her trip made her appreciate it
all the more.
"To wake up in the morning
with the smell of coffee in your
nostrils is a fine thing,” she said.
“To sleep on soft beds with mat
tresses is a fine thing.”
Miss Sannomiya said that she
always advises against second-gen
Beauty in Sable
Eve Symington, popular society blues singer, models a lovely sable
cupe which is cut on simple lines. Designed by Dein Baeher, it is a
shining example of the new elegance in fur fashions.
eration Japanese going back to
Japan to work.
"They can never keep up the
standard of living they have learn
ed here on the wages in Japan,”
Head Social List
For Winter Term
Exchange desserts begin the
merry round of social affairs this
term with eleven scheduled be
tween living organizations. Six
fraternities and five sororities en
tertain guests this week.
Tuesday night Kappa Sigma had
the Alpha Phis as their guests,
and Wednesday Sigma Phi Epsi
lon entertained Alpha Omicron Pi;
Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Delta
Delta; Pi Kappa Alpha, Gamma
Phi Beta; Beta Theta Pi, Kappa;
Alpha Theta; Delta Tau Delta, Pi'
Sororities who were hostesses
were Alpha Delta Pi to Sigma Chi,
Alpha Xi Delta to Omega hall,
and Kappa Kappa Gamma to Sig
ma Nu. Gamma Phi Beta will en
tertain Phi Gamma Delta on Fri-!
day night and Sigma Kappa will
entertain Sigma Phi Epsilon on!
Alpine Cjhi Omega
Mrs. Carl E. EricKSon, president
of the northwestern province of
Alpha Chi Omega fraternity, ar
rived in Eugene Monday to remain
until Thursday as a guest of the
Mrs. Erickson was entertained
Monday evening at a fireside put
on by women of the house. She will
be honored guest at a banquet to
night at which several faculty
nembers and alumnae are invited
So far this school year, Mrs. |
Erickson has visited Alpha Chi
chapters at Oregon State, Wash
ngton, Washington State, and
Center of Art Ball
If you’re in a regal mood, try
i Queen Elizabeth; if you'd like
o be Wally Simpson for the even
ng. come along and bring the
Duke of Windsor. Ransack pawn
ihops. comb second-hand stores,
md make raids on the clothing for
he poor at the courthouse.
What are we talking about?
,Vhy the Beaux Arts ball which
vill be January 29. in C.erlinger.
3o get those costumes out of the
Told in Past Week
Four students now attending the
University and several graduates
were married, and a few engage
ments were announced during the
Miss Genevieve Wood, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Van Wood of
Eugene, was united in marriage to
Marion Weitz, son of Mrs. Mary
Weitz of Colusa, California, Janu
The ceremony was read by Rev.
D. E. Baker at the home of the
bride. Miss Dorothea Parker was
bridesmaid and Leonard Scroggins
was best man. A formal reception
was held after the ceremony for
which Misses Marge Olson, Flor
ence Park, Carol Parker and Alice
.Jerry Sumner Weds
Miss Jerry Sumner and Donald
Reed were married at the Sumner
home in Wenatchee, Washington.
Mrs. Reed is a member of Chi
Omega sorority and Mr. Reed is a
Beta Theta Pi on the campus.
At the ceremony solemnized at
St Marks in Portland, on New
Year's day. Miss Alice Ann Thomas
was married to Robert Burke Mor
den. Bridesmaids were Miss Joy
Snead of Portland, Miss Mary
Alice Hutchins of Portland, and
Miss Ann Smead of Boise, Idaho.
Mr. and Mrs. Morden were grad
uated from the University last
year. Mrs. Morden is affiliated with
Kappa Alpha Theta and Mr. Mor
den with Chi Psi.
Miss Buchanan Married
Miss Lova Buchanan, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Buchanan,
Sr., of Eugene was married to
Bernard A. Young of Roseburg,
at a candle-light ceremony at the
Buchanan home, January 5. Mrs.
Young is a former Oregon student
and a member of Phi Mu.
The bride wore a white lace
wedding dress with finger-tip veil
of net. She carried a bouquet of
lillies of the valley and gardenias.
Gayle Buchanan, the bride’s sister
and a student here, as maid of
honor, wore a green taffeta dress
and carried red rosebuds.
Ruth Hohmam Engaged
The engagement of Miss Ruth
Hohmann, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Hohmann of Cottage
Grove to Willard Colegrove of
Gold Beach. Miss Hohmann is a
junior here and Mr. Colegrove is a
senior and a member of Theta Chi
Other engagements announced
were those of Miss Constance
Bougher, former Oregon student,
to William A. Horoham; and of
Miss Mary Hague, former student
and member of Kappa Alpha
Theta, to Borden Poison.
moth balls and be eligible for com
Decorations are being done by
the art students. Stuart Mockford,
general chairman states, “We can
guarantee you a lot of fun at an
entirely different dance than any
thing in the past.”
Costume prizes will be given for
the best costumed man, woman
and couple, with any theme eligible
for competition. In addition there
will be a contest for faculty mem
bers. Incongruity of costume is the
prime intent. Tickets will be soon
distributed to the various living
Will Your Radio . .
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Coed’s Night RicjSj
Recent cold weather has forced
| coeds to dig deep down in their
wardrobes to keep warm at night.
The results are not only original
but grotesque. Different girls when
interviewed were not hesitant at
all in revealing their favorite garb
but seemed happy to be able to
make the results of their experi
ments known to those who have
not been so successful. The most
helpful of those interviews are
Peggy Carper, Kappa, wins the
i prize with her costume which con
' sists of two pairs of woolen pa
j jamas, a towel around her head
! (Arab fashion), woolen socks, and
not only a bathrobe but also a
* * *.
Mary Valplani, Alpha Chi O, is
not to -be left out in the cold, how
ever, with her hot water bottle,
heating pad, woolen pajamas,
woolen socks (which come to her
knees), bed jacket, and sweater.
* * *
Dorothy Hagge, like all good
Thetas, dons her white flannel
night gown with a hood and her
bright bed socks. The colder the
night the farther into the gown,
has been found to be the best
j Lois Talbert of Hendricks Hall,
is by far the most outstanding as
far as colors go. Her "zeroing-to
bed” rig consists of yellow bal
briggans, a blue sweater, white
flannel nightgown, red bathrobe,
and black bed slippers.
* * * /
Jean Mellon, AOPi, braves these
cold nights in a red striped flannel
night gown, light blue pajamas, a
pink knitted bed jacket, and an
old fashioned night cap.
* * *
Harriet Serazin, also an AOPi,
looks angelic in blue polka dot Dr.
Denton’s (the ones you used to
wear with the feet in them and a
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To Be Colorful
Winter term has been consider
ed to contain thes high-lights of
the social whirl of the entire school
year' and this fact is evinced by
the number of dances and social
events scheduled already on the
University social calendar.
The many house formals are
preferred for this term and many
boys and coeds are planning for
mal attire for them as well as for
the Senior ball, the President's
ball, and the Military ball, out
standing formal dances of the
term, and for formal first-nights
of University plays.
Informal dances are not to be
forgotten affairs, though, as a
height of informality is reached at
the Sophomore whiskerino shuffle
where competition is keen for
beard - growths among the boys
and for which girls wear campus
dresses. Costumes of all descrip
tions will be rigged together for
the Beaux Arts ball.
If the Letterman's Limp is any
thing as it was last year, informal
hilarity will reign.
Ballet Russp Scheduled
Winter term social events are
complete with Entertainment in
form of the Monte Carlo Ballet
Russe, two girl-date dances, an
open-house dance in form of a
dime crawl, and an unprecedent
ed dance to be given for raising
funds for the turf field. Sigma
Delta Chi also sponsors a dance
this term and this should be at
tractive, if a band anything like
Paul Pendarvis is engaged.
The girl-date dance is to be a
Valentine matinee affair as it was
last year for which a campus Gala
had will be elected King of Hearts.
Four sorority houses provide space
for this dance, sponsored by the
Another girl-date affair is the
dance to be given by the Spinsters
club of Eugene.
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