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OREGON DAILY EMERALD
Thursday, May 5, 1938
Editor: Martha Stewart
Society Editdr: Rita Wright
Staff: Bernaditae Bowman and
Mothers will be guests of honor I
at all Junior weekend activities j
on campus starting Friday. r
By MARTHA STEWART
I am sitting at my typewriter
directly in front of a huge expanse
of weather-spotted window. Above
me the sky is china blue.
Three minutes ago (I counted
them by the clock) I looked out
through that same brown-streaked
glass. The sky was not blue. In
' fact I couldn’t see the sky at all
because the rain was so thick it
blotted out everything that wasn’t
on the ground floor.
iiiver. adventurous, I raised my
eyes once more after that last pe
riod. There is a smoke-black mask
f across the china-blue sky. In A
. moment it will rain again.
• Junior weekend!
i Ye gods, Mr. Pluvius, use dis
t * * *
... This afternoon I wandered over
to the sculpturing room at the-art
. building to see what was going, on.
I had heard rumors of Strange
• animals lurking in.hidden comers
: there . . gigantic bulls, enormous
, horses, gargantuan creatures of
worlds unknown. And so I just
. . . sort of . . , wandered over.
. I had hardly opened the door
, before I was confronted with a
huge spherical object.
“Ferdinand the Bull,’’ the young
lady who was slapping wet paper
towels upon the great, shapeless
• thing, informed me.
But before I had taken time to
ponder over Ferdinand and decide
which end was posterior and vice
versa, a monumental purple fig
■ ure in the next room caught my
eye. A moment later I was stand
• ing before the biggest Buddha I
had ever seen. At his feet, bent
over in an attitude of prayer, was
a young freshman lad.
“Isn’t he taking the thing a bit
too seriously?” I thought to my
self. “After all, it is only a papier
mache dummy for a canoe fete
float.” And then I saw that the
young man groveling at the base
of the ancient deity was doing a
very irreverent thing. He was
plastering axle grease across the
god’s great toe!
' “Makes the paper strip off
easy,” someone grunted in answ'er
to my incredulous inquiry as to
the reason for this undignified
An annual visitor to Oregon’s
great May festival recalls the fol
lowing story with great glee.
* It seems that in the clays when
floats were built with only one
side for show (the other being
bare unsightly framework) one
of the campus living organiza
tions decided to build a float on
which Joan of Arc would ride.
■ mounted on a great bronze horse.
It was to be a tremendous thing.
The boys thought of nothing else
for weeks beforehand. They slaved
on it during the day time. They
dreamed about it at night.
At last on the day of the great
Sons and Daughters
What the future holds in store
for Virginia Regan, this year’s
Junior weekend queen, might be
reflected! in the accomplishments
of former weekend royalty.
Although Betty Pownall, who
was last year’s queen, is still in
school and a little undecided about
the future, she expects that she
will probably assume a career in
the business world after gradua
There is evidence that matri
mony beckons royal blood, for to
date records show that Dorothy
Teepe, the first queen of Junior
weekend, who reigned in 1930, El
eanor Lewis, queen in 1931, and
Dorothy Hall, 1932 queen, are all
married to successful business
After graduation, Josephine
Waffle, who ruled over the 1934
Junior weekend, received a M.A.
degree from Wellesley college in
1936, and is now teaching at St.
Helen’s hall in Portland.
Margaret Wagner, who reigned
in 1933, is yet unmarried, and is
employed as a secretary in a Sa
Very prominent in the social af
fairs of Altadena, California, and
still single, is Mary Morse, who
ruled over Junior weekend in
Peggy Carper, who sat on the
throne during the 1936 Junior
weekend, is residing in her home
event the float was finished. It j
was a thing of beauty. Workers
from other houses stood around
and surveyed it enviously.
“Gee, what a knock-out!” they
exclaimed whole-heartedly. “We
haven’t got a chance.”
And then came the hour for the
fete to begin. Float after float
drifted through the curtains under
careful guidance so that the spec
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! Under the Sun for ;
College Women ' ;
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Comfortable yet very prac- .
! tical for active sports wear. ]
A MODERN MISS
Show in both Copper Calf <
and White Calf leather.
Price, $5.95 i
$ 1.00 up
IIOSE OF DISTINCTION
Gotham Gold stripe and !
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son’s new colors now on •
Hair Swirls Upward
For the young lady who prefers doing her hair in a somewhat
more sophisticated fashion than the currently popular feminine curls
this sleek style will be a pleasant relief. The hair is brushed up
smoothly with the curls turned under.
Newspaper Columnist Dorothy
Dix awards $100 annually to the
Tulane university student writing
the best human interest story. |
“Advertising Age” is conducting
an essay contest among college
and university students on “How
Advertising Benefits the Consum
Phi Beta Reception
Will Follow Concert
Following the Helen Jepson con
cert, Metropolitan opera star, on
Sunday at 3 o’clock, Phi Beta, na
tional women’s drama and music
honorary, will hold a reception
from 5:30 to 6:30 in alumni hall
with Mrs. Robert D. Horn, asso
ciate president of the hoorary in
In the receiving line will be Mr.
and Mrs. Robert D. Horn, Miss
Helen Jepson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
erick M. Hunter, Dr. and Mrs.
Donald' Erb, Mr. and Mrs. Earl M.
Pallette, and Mr. and Mrs. George
Pouring will be Mrs. C. V. Boy
er; Mrs. Raymond Walsh, newly
elected president of the Eugene
Mothers’ club; Mrs. Jane Green
wood, president of the Oregon
Mothers’ club; Mrs. Charles Wes
ton, president of the Portland
Mothers’ club, and Mrs. Frank
Assisting -Will be a group of Phi
Betas which wiil include: Mrs. Er
nesto Knollin, Mrs. Gilson Ross,
Mrs. Malcom Almack, Mrs. Charles
D. Byrne, and Mrs. A. L. Alder
Special hostesses will be all the
patronesses of Phi Beta and th*e
associate members of Phi Beta al
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formals from Kaufman Bros.
Spring formals of all descriptions:
nets . . . billowy chiffons . . . fragile
laces . . . sheer marquisettes . . .
all with slim waists and the full
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. . . everything to Prices
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prices within your
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Coeds: You are invited to bring
your mother into the store during
this coming weekend. Mother will
find Kaufman Bros, as adequate
for her needs as it is proving to be
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