Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, August 25, 1937, Page Two, Image 2

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    Calmness and Naturalness, Plus
Some Knowledge of Clothes Are
Best Assets of Freshman Woman
Reasoned, Calculated Decisions Must Be
Made by Freshman Men in Multitude ol
Choices, of Everything From Hat to House
Advice on Choice of Wardrobe, Events
Of Rush Week, General Demeanor
Advanced by Seasoned Senior
' (Kditor's note: Th<‘ author of this article is a senior woman.
Vor three years she has been employed at the offlee. of the dean
women counselling; and meeting freshman women. Last year
she was awarded the Gerlinger cup as outstanding junior woman.
Because of her experience and college success, her advice should
b^' valuable to the entering woman.)
.■With the beginning of her college career before her, the girl
freshman-to-be finds herself faced by many problems, which
perhaps bear only indirectly on the business of learning, but
which seem overwhelmingly important and perplexing.
Ihe first of these is that eternal feminine wail—“What shall
Clothes are not as big a problem as they seem, but it is un
deni&ble that a knowledge of “what
to wear where” does help a lot in
let'tQig us forget, ourselves and get
over any self-conscious feeling
cauacd by wondering whether or
ndt “we are dressed correctly. If
tlierT is any one rule more gener
ally applicable than any other, it is
“Don’t overdress. Let simplicity be
youc gui.de.” And remember, a
dresfe needn’t be expensive to be
smart. If it is becoming, well
fitfeO, appropriate, and in style,
that'ti all that matters.
- .Appropriate Accessories
Accessories should be in keep
ing with the dress. Sport shoes
are worn for general campus wear
and to games. As a general rule,
heels are not worn on the campus,
tha ^comfortable low-heeled type
betflgf preferred. A dressy shoe is
required for silk dresses worn for
informal affairs and on Sunday,
and evening sandals for formals
and dinner dresses.
In ^general, three typos of dresses
are Worn sport for campus wear,
silk afternoon dresses, and the din
ner 'dress and formal category.
Perennial campus favoritos arc
swdajer and skirt combinations,
knit - sport clothes, wool dresses
(not I too heavy) with detachable
collars of crisp white pique or linen.
They should be comfortable, easy
to keep pressed, and neat, of be
coming cut and color, and with
that peculiar quality of "wearable
ness" that some clothes have when
they may be worn time after time
without becoming tiresome and
To wear with them, I suggest
the saddle oxford, or sport shoes
with low or medium heel. If you
don’t like to wade about in mud
puddles in your school shoes, re
member galoshes will be extremely
Campus Coats
Coats for campus wear follow
the same general rule—let them
bo durable, warm, and of simple
style and cut. The polo coat, and
mannish-tailored style arc as gooil
as ever. A gayly-colored raincoat
will combat the drab greyness of
i rainy day most effectively, and
will be a very useful wardrobe
item. Hats are seldom worn on the
During rush week, campus
dothes are worn at lunches. Hats
ire not necessary. Short-skirted
ulk dresses are worn to Sunday
:ea. With them hats are worn, and
iccessories of purse, gloves and
ligh-heeled shoes.
The Formal
For dinnor and evening dates
ong dresses of the informal type,
with long or short sleeves, arc
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worn. A "must” in every ward
robe is a wrap for evening wear.
Fur coats are worn over dinner
dresses and formula, as arc formal
jackets and capes of many other
kinds. One is plenty. It is wise
to number at least two evening
dresses in your wardrobe, one din
ner dress and one formal, or two
dinner dresses, one of slightly for
mal cut. Extreme decolletages are
seldom worn on the campus, and
the evening dress with short
sleeves is the most popular. The
formal with a little jacket for din
ner wear is a favorite.
Buying the Wardrobe
Don't feel you have to buy your
wardrobe for the whole year at the
beginning of fall term. It is,better
to buy what you need for fall term,
and supplement your wardrobe
during the year with a few new
things as fashions change.
With the question of clothes out
of the way, the next important
consideration js "What to do fresh
man week,” a week set aside to
introduce all entering undergradu
ate students to life at the Univer
sity. In the broadest sense, this
week lays the foundation for study
and play and friendships that com
bine into a University education.
During this time the freshman
becomes acquainted to some ex
tent with University procedure,
and makes decisions regarding her
course, and perhaps her sorority
At this time she must make clear,
level-headed judgments and decis
ions, affected as little a., possible
by the dubiously helpful advice of
AJany entertainments and pi ■
grams have been planned to help
the fresman get her "campus legs"
and introduce her as pleasantly as
possible to all phases of University
social life. Through the efforts of
the frosh counselors assigned by
the dean of women's office, every
girl will have a coed adviser who
will escort her around the campus,
and to whom she can turn with
questions r e g a r d i ti g procedure,
clothes any problem that might
momentarily perplex her.
Bush Week Events
Starting off rush week on Sun
day, Septembei IP. will he open
J o i ii Oregon's
greatest Sopho
more class.
Freshman Program
Register, women at dean of women’s office in Gerlinger, men
at office of dean of men in Johnson hall, immediately upon arrival
on the campus. ,
September 18 to September 23
Physical examination gymnasium.
Placement examinations Villard hall.
Phftograph. physical check health service.
ASSEMBLIES AND SOCIAL EVENTS (both men and women):
Monday, September 20, at 8 pan.—
University assembly, a get-acquainted meeting sponsored
by the personnel deans, with introduction of University and
student-body officials, and explanation of campus organizations
and their place in students’ programs. At the music building
Wednesday, September 22, at 2 p.m.—
A.S.U.O. assembly, a pep meeting with Oregon songs and
yells, and initiation into campus student life. At the music
Friday, September 24, from 3 to 3 p.m.—
Open house at Westminster House, a place to relax and
talk and size things up. At the corner of 14th and Kincaid
Friday, September 24, at 9 p.m.—
Mixer sponsored by Yeomen and Phi Theta Upsilon, a dance
and party for the whole student body. At Gerlinger hall.
Sunday, September 19, from 3 to G p.m.—
Open house at all living organizations, including sororities,
dormitories, and cooperative houses.
Sunday, September 19, at 8:15 p.m.—
A.W.S. (Associated Women Students) assembly, with pro
gram arranged by Mortar Board. At music building.
Tuesday, September 21, at 8 p.m.—
Fireside party sponsored by Orides .Oregon independent
coeds). At Gerlinger hall.
Wednesday, September 22, from 3 to 5 p.m.—
Y.W.C.A. tea, for all freshman women. At the Y.W. bunga
Wednesday, September 22, at 8 p.m.—
W.A.A. (women’s atnietic association) stunt party. At
Gerlinger hall.
Thursday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m.—
Supper and hobby show sponsored by Philomelete. At Ger
linger hall.
house at all living organizations,
including sororities, dormitories,
and cooperative houses. Every girl
is urged to visit the different liv
ing organizations, become
acquainted with the girls there,
anti form a foundation for later
friendships. Hours arc from 3 to 6
o'clock, freshman staying for a
short time at each house. Wheth
er a girl has rush dates with a
given house or not, she may visit
wherever she wishes. Sunday even
yig at 8:15 the associated women
students present an assembly at
the music building with a program
arranged by Mortar Board, senior
women's honorary.
Monday morning at 8 o’clock, a
general assembly and get-together
meeting will be held at the music
building, with introduction of Uni
versity and student body officials,
and explanation of campus organ
izations and their place in students’
On Tuesday at 8:15 in the even
ing, Orides, organization of the
unaffiliated women on the campus,
will hold a fireside for all fresh
man women at Gerlinger hall. On
Wednesday from 3 till 5 in the af
ternoon WYCA will sponsor a tea
for freshman women at the Y
bungalow. Jn the evening, the wo
men’s athletic association plans a
stunt party, to which everyone is,
invited, at Gerlinger.
Girls U rged to I’articipate
On Thursday at 0:30 a supper
and hobby show will be held in
Gerlinger hall, sponsored by l’hilu
melete, women'.; "hobby group"
organization. Freshmen are urged
to participate in as many of the
rush week activities as possible
that do not conflict with their
schedule of exams. For till the
events above mentioned, campus
clothes are in order.
Hush dates are handled through
panhrllenie, and all questions re
garding then: should be referred
cither to the panhellenic headquar
ters or the dean of women’s office.
A few rules, if observed, will
help the freshman woman through
the events of rush week with a
minimum of confusion:
1. Be prompt to all engage
mcnts.. This includes examina
tions, rush dates, etc. The bes
way to avoid difficulty and con
fusion is to be present at even
event on time.
2. Get plenty of sleep and rest.
The English, physical, and psycho
logical examinations which are a
part of the fresman week schedule
vequi r c level-headed thinking-.
Don’t over-exert yourself — you
have the whole school year before
you, and needn’t crowd it all into
a week. Relax and take things
calmly the people you meet want
to help you, they’re not there to
“heckle” you.
3. Be yourself. Don’t feel you
have to “impress” either the in
structors or the girls you meet
with an affected, psuedo-sophisti
eated manner. A natural, charm
ing manner is the most effective
one anywhere.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask ques
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Lions. It's only natural that there
will be a great many things about
the University you will want to
know, and everyone is eager to
help you learn.
5. Don’t feel discouraged and
lonely if you don’t seem to fit in
everywhere the first two or three
days. It will take a little time to
orient yourself and become ac
quainted, and after you have been
here for awhile you'll laugh at the
time you once thought you wanted
to turn light around and' go back
home, because everything seemed
so “different.”
(1. Most important of all, keep
your sense of humor. Remember,
nothing is as important as it seems
to you right now it couldn't be!
It's all a lot of fun, and a great
I'll be seeing you, Freshman!
Wardrobe of First-Year Man Need Not
Be Extensive or Expensive; Sineere
Attitude. Frankness Wins Friends
(Editor’* note: Last year Wen Brooks came to Oregon as u fresh
man. As a sophomore, he is a fraternity man and a valuable member
of the Emerald staff. Brooks, in this article, attempts in a friendly
waj to pass on to freshmen bits of knowledge he has picked up in
knocking about the campus with his eyes and ears open. It’s bro
therly, not father, advice from a learned sophomore.)
You’re a prospective member of the class of '41? Swell! Of
course you want to know something about the U . . . the living
organization . . . “how much’’ . . . and a few other little things.
Naturally. It’s a good idea to get a little “pre-game dope,” so
to speak. Darn good idea. Well . . .
Probably the first thing most of us fellows think about (after
eating, having a good time, and the girls) is a place to sleep
nights and call “home,” for the
year anyway. Now there are six
teen national fraternities repre
sented here on the Oregon campus
as well as a large men's dormitory
and two cooperative living organ
izations for men. All freshmen
in Engene are required to live in
either one of the halls of residence
(in the dorm), a fraternity or one
of the independent groups, unless
otherwise excused by the housing
Expenses Vary
Living expenses vary according
to whore and in what style you
wish to "put up.” The charge for
board and room in one of the halls
in the dorm is $33.00 per month,
when two fellows share a double
room; $38.00 a month when a stu
dent has a single room. The charge
for board alone is $23.00 a month.
Both of the men's independent liv
ing organizations, the Canard club
and Campbell Co-op, keep expenses,
at a minimum. Living rates for all
fraternities may be obtained at the
administration building when you
reach the campus.
As to life in the dorm . . . the
men’s dormitory is divided into six
separate units or halls of residence
Each hall has its own house; or
ganization, corresponding some
what to that of the fraternity, with
officers being elected by the stu
dents. Students residing in the
halls arc expected to abide by the
general University regulations of
student conduct.
Hell Week Old
In the fraternities each house,
needless to say, has its own meth
cd of obtaining discipline and en
forcing regulations. No prospective
fraternity man, however, need har
bor any illusions as to the terrible
tortures inflicted by frightful, dom
ineering brothers on the poor
pledge. Hell week and its associa
tions are no longer in existence at
Oregon, Of course discipline is
still maintained. There is more
than one way of cooking a goose,
or anything else.
Another item which is bound to
coma up when planning for school
is that of what to wear. This
causes those of the fairer sex more
worry than us fellows, usually,
though everyone knows they wear
less. However that may be, we all
wear clothes. But as for elaborate
wardrobes? Nix! They are not
essential to a college education
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