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Kuximas Will Pledqe 19 Girls at Mortar Board Ball Saturdau
Jayne Boucermain Will Enter
Government Training School
After Graduation This Year
By CLARE IOOE
To have a job and a Phi Beta Kappa k-y presented to you within
a few days of each other is something which would make any senior
sigh that "life just isn't like that." But sometimes it is, and Jayne
Bowerman, senior in social science, has just that experience.
Jayne, a transfer from Scripps at the beginning of her junior year,
has been named to an “interneship” at a school for training in gov
ernment service in Washington, I). sponsored by the National In
stitute of Public Affairs, an or
ganization made up of leading col
lege professors and men prominent
in government affair:;. They select
a limited number of students for
special education" in government
affairs with the view of training
them for executive positions.
Government Work Goal
At the end of a year’s period of
training, the students take a civil
service exam, and ultimately go
into government work, according
to where their interest lies. Jayne
especially wants to go into the gov
ernment personnel field.
Jayne is tremendously thrilled
about the opportunity. When she
discovered that she had been se
lected —one of the four women
women named on the Pacific coast,
and one of the ten women from
thy entire United States she came
bounding down the steps of the
Theta house, her campus home,
shouting, "I got it! I got it!"
Whereupon she and her sorority
sisters promptly went out to cele
brate the occasion properly over
The next morning she received
notification that she hod been
awarded a scholarship at the Sim
mons School of Social Work in Bos
ton. Bet Jayne decided to enter
the other school instead, for she
felt her interests lay more in that
A few days afterward, she got
word that she had been elected to
that highest of University hon
ors Phi Beta Kappa. For besides
being lovely enough to rule as prin
cess of Junior weekend last year,
Jayne receives grades that are
nothing short of amazing a re
markable and rare combination.
She will be graduated front the
University this spring, after spend
ing two years here. Despite the
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handicap of being a transfer from
another University and that right
in the middle of her college career,
she has made an outstanding rec
ord at Oregon. Her home is in
Thinks Oregon Friendly
Jayne thinks everything said
about thr friendliness of Oregon is
"When I entered here,” she re
marked, "I was afraid that T
should ft el out of everything, but
in about a term I felt that 1 be
She said that she was particular
ly impressed with the friendly
spirit at Oregon after having vis
ited some of the California cam
puses, where the students tend to
separate into small groups.
Jayne believes that an interest
in study should be the main part
of a student's life, for after all,
she feels, that is what they are
here for. However, she stressed
the fart that these should not dom
inate to the exclusion of every
thing else, and that the social and
active side cf University life should
not be ignored, for these, she feels,
arc the closest connection with the
life outside of the University.
When she entered the Univer
sity of Oregon after the quieter,
more studious life at Scripps, she
noticed the increased emphasis
placed on social activity here.
Jayne thinks that this is a good
thing, however, for both sides are
here- study and activity and it
is up to the individual to choose
his course, including both.
Jayne’s favorite mode of relax
ation from studying is horseback
riding. She related sadly that she
had a horse here last year, Juneau
by name, but that Juneau had
most inconsiderably gone in for
raising a family, whereupon her
upkeep became too expensive. She
also likes dancing, swimming, and
"Just a normal, healthy girl,"
Lovely and gracious, Jayne Is a
model of everything contained In
the expression, “all-around" girl.
Charm, intelligence, beauty, ambi
tion, a sense of humor all com
bine to make Jayne a girl who
would be outstanding anywhere.
MISS HUBERTS WINNER
Helen M. Roberts, Portland, sen
ior in Romance languages, has
been awarded the annual Pi Delta
Phi book award. * The award is
made each year by the French
honorary to the graduating senior
wlio lias made the most progress
in French during his or her four
years in the University. Miss Rob
erts will receive ten French novels.
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People We’ee Seen
The Girl Who Cramnicd for Exams
Eleven weeks out of every term she was just an ordinary, normal,
healthy, happy, every-day coed, going about her business with com
plete calm and self-possession, taking college life as it came, and
as it went.
On the twelfth week she became a creature berserk, dashing
madly about the campus, hair flying, clothes looking slightly slept-in.
a wild gleam in her eye.
‘‘I've been up half the night," she’d pant hysterically as she gulped
an parly morning cup ot conec in
the Side. Half seated on a stool
with one foot planted firmly on I tie
floor in preparation for a rapid
take-off. "I drank gallons of black
coffee last night, and I just had
to fight to keep awake.” And then
she'd rush off in a panic-stricken
whirl, muttering something about
"eight o’clock exam,” and ‘‘going
to flunk the cock-eyed thing.”
She was that way all examina
tion week. A haunted creature, a
miserable imitation of her usual
"Can't eat,” she’d moan, "can't
sleep. Never worked so hard in
Everybody felt terribly sorry for
her. She always looked so har
ried, so unhappy.
"It's the only way T can ever
get through school," she’d insist
unhappily. "No matter how hard
I study during the term, if I don’t
cram all night before the final I'll
flunk the course.”
And so she ran the house's elec
tric light bill up anil developed
arctic circles under her twinkling
blue eyes. She lost sleep. She
lost pounds. She lost friends. And
all because she had that mania for
last-minute cramming. One week
she'd be as sweet and carefree as
a bouncing babe, and the next she'd
carry the weight of the universe
on her shoulders and look like Me
thuselah's older sister.
So she went on her miserable
way, each examination week leav
ing a little less of the joyful child
who met life with a song and add
ing more of the weary woman, ex
perience - saddened, until came
spring term of her junior year
when once again the dreary shad
ow of coming examinations fell
across her happy path.
This time she was definitely in
up to her ears, and the midnight
season promised to be long and
"I don't know what I'm going
to do." the harried girl wailed to
her sympathetic sisters. "Exam
inations all day; study all night.
Oh woe is me! Oh woe is me!”
Every night for a week she
stayed up into the wee small hours,
cramming knowledge down her in
tellectual hatch, and dashing wild
ly to class the next morning to
dish it out again on a little white
piece of paper, leaving her own
sweet mind in the same state of
untouched innocence that it was
the day before her energetic study
And so, after three days had
passed successfully, and she hail
waded through four examinations
with gnat effort, discomfort, and
gallons of black coffee, she at last
arrived at the night before her last
final was scheduled. The exam
promised to be a terrific one, and
she quaked with terror at the
thought of tomorrow's ordeal.
"An eight o'clock exam,” she
mourned miserably, while her
friends sat around in silence of ab
ject sympathy. "An eight o’clock
exam, and only one night to read
two text-books in."
After dinner that evening she
scurried to the library and wolfed
out the books she wanted, taking
them home to the quiet recesses
of her room under penalty of fine
and perhaps expulsion. There she
settled down to while away the
hours with a big thick text-book
in one hand and a nice cup of
mud-black coffee in the other.
It was desperately hard to keep
awake. She concentrated fiercely,
focussing her eyes upon the print
ed page with the force of every
nerve and muscle in her body. Her
eyes burned, her head ached. As
she studied she counted the tick
ing of her watch and mentally fig
ured the seconds of grace she had
before the fateful eight o'clock
hour in the morning.
Midnight came. Then one o'clock,
and two, and three. The pages be
fore her began to dwindle, and
those behind to pile up encourag
ingly. At last four o'clock in the
morning she closed her book and
her weary eyes, and settled down
to catch some few winks of sleep
before the alarm clock clamored
for her awakening.
Some time later she reached
down to shut off the noisy clock,
Using the theme of “Bad Taste,"
Phi Kappa Psi will hold their
spring dance Friday night at Lne
chapter house. Decorations will be
unusually poor with clothes con
forming to the general idea. Jim
my Morrison’s orchestra will offi
Sigma Phi Fpsilon will hold their
spring formal at the Fugene hotel
Friday night with C.us Meyers’
dance orchestra playing.
The women’s co-op are honoring
their housemother, Mrs. Rosalind
VVulzen at tea today. Ail other
housemothers, house presidents,
and special members of the faculty
have been invited.
(iirl Dale Dances
Mortar Board preference dinners
will be an event of Saturday night
at the Chi Omega and Sigma Kap
pa houses with the Theta under
class and Alpha Phi upperela.-.
The annual inter-dormitory ban
quet will he held at John Straub
Memorial hall tonight with S. Ste
phenson Smith as the guest speak
er. Walt Fschebeck will be toast
With the theme “Coronation,"
students will go imperialistic at the
annual water pageant put on by
the Amphibians and the Varsity
swimming team at Gerlinger pool
last night and tonight.
Seniors are being honored at
Alpha Delta Pi and Chi Omega
Friday night by a banquet; at Al
pha Chi Omega tonight; and at
Susan Campbell Sunday.
I’hi Theta T'psiion to
Entertain at Tea
Phi Theta Upsilon, junior wo
men’s service honorary and Philo
melete hobby groups are having a
joint tea at Gerlinger, Tuesday at
•1. The hobby groups will discuss
plans for the Phi Theta contest
that awards a prize to the best
planned program for next year’s
activities. The prizes are being
Scheduled for Week
Acting as host tonight will be
Gamma Phi Beta in an exchange
dessert with Beta Theta Pi; Kappa
Alpha Theta to Phi Delta Theta;
and opened her eyes to the shining
sun. Slowly she climbed out of bed
and took a leisurely shower. Then
/’he dressed and made her way hap
pily up onto the campus.
The sun was warm and bright,
she was ready for her examination,
all was right with the world.
Joyfully she greeted people
whom she hardly knew. Then ahead
she saw the girl who sat next to
her in the class for which she'd
worked so hard the night before.
Going up to her exam no doubt.
She whistled and hastened to catch
up. The girl looked terribly down
“What's the matter?” she asked
cheerfully, and the girl groaned.
"The matter? Do you mean to
tell me," the girl asked incredu
lously, ‘ that you lived through
that eight o'clock exam, and can
still ask 'what's the matter’?”
Horror stricken our little friend
glanced at her watch, and then she
realized . . . Sleep-blinded she must
have set her alarm clock for nine
instead of seven. She'd slept
through that eight o'clock exam!
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Chi Omega to Sigma Alpha Epsi
lon; Kappa Sigma to Pi Beta Phi;
and Friday night, Alpha Phi is hav
ing Chi Psi.
Inviting all housemothers and
personal friends, Alpha Xi Delta,
gave a party for their housemoth
er, Mrs. Agnes Beckett, Wednes
The final social events of spring
term will he brought to a close by
the picnics of Skull and Dagger,
Saturday; Order of the O, Sun
day; and the senior picnic, May 27.
Alpha C3hi Omecjas
Haoe Formal Tea
Miss Grace Waha, housemother
of the Alpha Chi Omega fraternity,
was honored at a formal reception
and tea given in the chapter house
last Tuesday afternoon. Invitations
were sent to more than 140 guests,
composed of campus women, house
presidents, house mothers, town
women, and guests from outside of
Miss Virginia Hartje, Alpha Chi
alumnus and at present dean of
gills of Woodrow Wilson junior
high school, Mrs. Robert D. Horn,
and Miss Thelma Garretson presid
ed at the tea table.
Miss Waha, Mrs. Alice B. Mac
Duff, and Miss Vivian Emery,
house president, were in the re
The colonial house was decked
with flowers, arranged by Florence
Smith, chairman of the affair. The
tea table was centered with pink
snap dragons and rosebuds, arrang
ed in a low light yellow bowl.
Irene Honstead played piano
selections during the tea hours.
Barbara Ward sang several vocal
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Sophomore Serrice Honorary
Names New Members Daring
Evening of Girl-Date formal
Kwarna, sophomore women's service honorary, will pledge 19 new
members to their organization at the Mortar Board ball this Saturday.
Arrangements have been made to have the pledges assemble at 10:4fi
with the grand march starting at 11 o’clock.
The formal invitations will be distributed to the newly pledged
freshman women before the march; then the girls will promenade
through the dancers to the platform where Mrs. Hazel P. Schwering,
dean of women, Mrs. Alice B. Macduff, assistant dean of women, and
Kay Coleman, president of Kwarna, will receive the girls, pinning the
red, white, and black ribbons, symbol of the sophomore honorary on
Skull. Dagger Take Part
Skull and Dagger, sophomore
honorary for men. will take part
in the pledging, forming a saber
archway under which the newly
pledged and the initiated members
of Kwarna will march.
The Mortar Board ball is the an
nual reverse-date dance held each
spring term. Women date men to
the affair, buy them flowers, and
Boutonnieres are purchased by
the women for their dates. To al
low women to more easily obtain
the gardenias, which are the tra
ditional flower for the evening,
the Associated Women students
have appointed representatives in
each women’s living organization
to sell the flowers.
The price has been set at 35 and
50 cents, and the flowers will be
delivered to the girls’ houses.
Decorations for the dance will
be in black and silver with the
Mortar Board, symbol of the sen
ior women’s honorary, represented.
Gus Meyers' orchestra will play.
Formal Dress in Order
Dress for the formal occasion
will be formal for women and dark
or white suits for men.
Patrons and patronesses for the
affair will be Dr. and Mrs. C. L.
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Dean and Mrs. Eric W. Allen, Mr.
and Mrs. John Stark Evans, Dean
and Mrs| H. C. Howe, Dean and
Mrs. James H. Gilbert, Dean and
Mrs. Ellis E. Lawrence, Dean and
Mrs. Victor P. Morris, Dean and
Mrs. J. R. Jewell, Dean and Mrs.
John F. Bovard, Dean and Mrs.
Alfred Powers. Dean and Mrs. O.
E. Stafford, Dean John J. Lands
bury, and Mr. Orlando J. Hollis.
Guests of honor include Gover
nor and Mrs. Charles A. Martin,
Chancellor and Mrs. Frederick M.
Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Burt Brown
Barker, President and Mrs. C. Val
entine Boyer. Mortar Board alum
nae are also to be guests of honor
at the affair.
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