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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 6, 1939)
Easter Spirit Predominates
Unieersitij Social Eeents
Easter Sunday is the one day
a year the campus goes to church.
The spirit of the season will pre
dominate over most of the social
events, which are highlighted by
several Easter breakfasts.
It's a gay season for everyone,
as it not only heralds the coming
of spring but points out that it's
really here and not just a prevue
of that season.
With no campus social events
permitted on Good Friday and only
three dances scheduled for Satur
day night, the social program for
this weekend consists mostly of
Easter breakfasts and teas. Among
the houses which are planning to
entertain in this way are Delta
Upsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi
Kappa Psi, Alpha Omciron Pi, Chi
Psi, and Delta Tau Delta. The lat
ter two will be followed by picnics.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon will give its
annual tea in the afternoon.
* * *
Tennis Court Dance
Ten cents, two for twenty-five—
sounds a bit unreasonable, but
that’s the point, they say. Kwama
and Skull and Dagger, sophomore
honoraries, will sponsor a tennis
court dance this afternoon from 4
to 5:30 on the court behind Com
merce. It is to be a no-date affair,
hence the strange prices, and Mau
rie Binford’s orchestra will play.
The Delta Formal
Tri Delta will hold its spring for
mal dinner-dance Saturday eve
ning at the Osburn hotel. Modern
istic decorations have been planned.
Centerpieces of white pineapples
with twists of tin painted white,
and red and white strips of paper
| EASTER GIFTS !
Easter greetings of
Holy pictures make
excellent Easter gifts
A beautiful selection
of sport and dress
bv the Rex Theater
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Coeds in the News
Several coeds have gained
prominence in the news this
week by being named to new
positions. BETTY LOU KURTZ
was elected president of heads
of houses Tuesday. BETTY BU
CHANAN is the newly-appoint
ed AWS jsocial chairman. ANNE
VVAHA is in charge of the ten
nic court dance this afternoon.
Latest Junior Weekend ap
pointee is PAT TAYLOR. She
will head the campus luncheon,
and promises that it “will be
run more smoothly than in pre
PHYLLIS MUNRO, FRAN
CES McCARTER, and JOAN
MURPHY are University of
Idaho visitors this week. They
are in Moscow to study the co
operative living system being
MARION HAGG also rated
headlines this week. She ap
peared in a piano recital with
Lester Ready, vocalist.
ribbon to trail down the centers of
the tables are the table decorations
being arranged. The modernistic
keynote is carried out in the pro
grams which are in the form of
round cork coasters with a white
pineapple centered on front and
back. Art Holman's orchestra will
* 3: *
Alpha Xi Delta’s spring formal
dance will be Saturday night at
the Eugene hotel. Programs are
white with the sorority crest.
Spring flowers will form a back
ground, with music furnished by
Bonny Holmes’ orchestra.
3: * *
The dormitories will combine
Saturday night when they give
their annual spring formal with
Hal Huggins’ orchestra. The Jap
anese theme will be carried out by
over 200 decorative Japanese lan
terns strung over the dance floor.
Alpha Gamma Delta entertained
Dr. J. Hudson Ballard, University
visitor, at dinner Tuesday evening
at their chapter house. A fireside
is being planned Sunday evening
for the pledges.
Give Easter Party
Delta Delta Delta is giving an
Easter party in conjunction with
the Eugene Red Cross Thursday
afternoon for the poor children of
Eugene. An Easter egg hunt will
be held on the lawn and games and
refreshments will be part of the
entertainment for the afternoon.
* * *
Sigma Kappa entertained Dr.
and Mrs. C. L. Schwering-, Dr. and
Mrs. C. V. Boyer, Dr. and Mrs. L.
F. Beck, Mr. and Mrs J. C Mc
Closkey at a dinner Tuesday hon
oring Mrs. Ruth Gregg, Berkeley,
regional president of the sorority
who is visiting the local chapter
Dean Hazel P. Schwering, Mrs.
Alice Macduff, and Miss Helen
Dodds were guests of Pi Beta Phi
at a luncheon Wednesday.
Zeta Tan Alpha was hostess at
a dinner Wednesday honoring Mrs.
Genevieve Turnipseed and Mrs. R.
* S; *
Kappa Kappa Gamma enter
tained Mortar Board members
Tuesday at lunch.
Exchange Desserts Planned
Wednesday night desserts this
week are Sigma Nu, Alpha Omi
cron Pi; Alpha Xi Delta, Sigma
Phi Epsilon; Pi Beta Phi, Alpha
means FLOWERS and you
^ will save by placing your or
ders early to avoid telegraph
College Flower Shop
Across from Sigma. Chi
Associate Editor .B. Chapman
Society Editor....M, Finnegan
Staff....K, Cannon, S. J. Ingle, E.
Erlandson, M. Wodaege, M. K.
Kiordan, H. Dondero.
It Could Happen Here!
The tattered and torn relics of a
day long past will go into discard
as the walls of the back room of
the College Side are redone.
No longer will the slightly quaint
characters do minuets around the
room to the tune of noisy boys and
girls trying to drive the gloom of
the room into its dark corners. The
dear silhouettes, so familiar to
most of us, have had their day, as
can quite easily be seen by their
frayed edges. In their places will
be murals from Canterbury tales.
I he murals will be, unlike their
predecessors the silhouettes, in
keeping with the period represent
ed by the building. They will be
done in warm, brown, yellow and
red shades to harmonize with the
All in all it will be a delightful
room, which at present is a fit
place for some one with a hang
over trying to forget it all.
Ah yes, it is positively revolu
And it could happen here—
But, Alas, It Won’t.
(Thank you so much, Mr. and
Mrs. Smith, for your grand offer
to furnish the author with free
milk- shakes — could we compro
mise on free cokes instead ?
To my friends, I’ll be the gal
wearing a veil from now on when:
at the College Side.)
* * ^
This Easter I would rather go j
on an Easter egg hunt rather than 1
go to church. At least one wouldn’t i
have to wear a hat on the hunt.
They really should sell this sea-;
son’s hats in cellophane boxes, be
cause they look much prettier to j
carry around than they do on.
One feels utterly foolish in the
preposterous things they put on
for hats. But no matter how silly
one may feel for the sake of fash-!
ion you just have to wear a silly !
What’s the Use?
It certainly is gratifying, to say
the least, to have spent almost
four long and wear years here get
ting an education and most. im:.
portant of all learning how to look
like a senior—only to come across
someone who after hearing your
enthusiastic description of the re
cent rally looks disdainfully down
his nose to say: “Oh the freshmen
and sophomores always enjoy that
sort of stuff but (quite wearily)
it's not such big stuff for the up
perclassmen.’’ Classing you with
out further ado.
But there is still hope for the
lad since he is only a junior and
it does not dawn on many of us
until our last year how much fun
it all is and we try to get the most
out of it.
Tau Omega; Campbell Co-op No.
1, Hendricks hall; Delta Upsilon,
Kappa Kappa Gamma; Pi Kappa
Alpha, Kappa Alpha Theta; Chi
Omega, Phi Sigma Kappa; Kappa1
Sigma, Delta Gamma; Alpha Delta
Pi, Theta Chi; Phi Delta Theta,!
Tri-Delta; Alpha Gamma Delta, i
Phi Kappa Psi; Chi Psi, Alpha Chi
Omega. Sigma Nu, Hendricks hall;
Susan Campbell, Sigma Alpha Ep
silon; Sigma Phi Epsilon, and
Gamma Phi Beta will have desserts
* * *
Phi Sigma Kappa will entertain
15 Eugene mothers at their house
Thursday evening at a dessert to
be followed by a business meeting.
Gamma hall will entertain at a
preference dinner dance next Wed
A preference dinner dance will
be held Saturday night by Sherry
Chic Dance Dress
Just the (tress for the new tenuis court dauccs! Any girl would look
grand in the snugly fitted dusty rose skirt whose pleats swril just
right. The blouse is dusty rose too with a wine scarf, belt and slide
fastener. Smart pockets finish the trim of the bodice.
Tennis Court Dances Bring
Special Fashion Problem
By MARTHA YVODEAGE
Dame Fashion may ruffe a woman's wardrobe, but she has little
voice in the selection of the correct apparel to be worn at a tennis
court dance. As proven by Friday's rally dance, “Old Sol” spotlighted
a galaxy of clothes that have no place in milady’s Emily Post of fash
In view of the fact that a similar affair is to be liecld today, it
may be timely to present a brief review of last week’s dance as ref
erence for conscientious coeds who will be attending the one today.
needless 1.0 say tnc weatner had
a great deal to do with the styles,
for it was the best that could be
desired for an outdoor activity.
To begin at the bottom with a
firm foundation there are wood
en shoes, which are decidedly firm.
(Ask the feet of a boy whose part
ner wore them.) As the wooden
shoes contacted the cement, espe
cially in the shag, bystanders
heard the staccato rhythm that re
sembled the march of the wooden
soldiers rather than the spring
dance it was. Besides, it must
have confused the musicians, who
may have mistook the distant
rumbling for the beat of the music.
Dresses ranged from silks to cu
lottes, from ginghams to woolens.
The first proved uncomfortable af
ter a few dances. Spring dresses
in plaid and print predominated,
and sweaters and skirts in bright
chartreuse or deep fuschia.
By far the most comfortable
looking outfits were the culottes,
which were worn by a few very
wise girls who found it pleasant
and convenient to stretch out on
the glass with a coke after a warm
A study of clothes usually sug
gests the topic of make-up and
there are a few necessary sugges
tions on this subject. They are:
Don’t wear any! Take a bottle of
petroleum jelly or olive oil instead
and keep your perspiring face cov
ered with it.
Another solution to the entire
problem is to go jump in the mill
race. There will be no need to be
concerned with fashion there. If
it were permissible, the bathing
suits or shorts would be suggested
for all dancers at the tennis
courts, but such brevity must bj
confined to the millrace.
“SPECTATORS FOR SPRING"
Navy and White—
T an and White—
NW li.JVf tlu*sc dashing new hccllcs shot's in
navy and blank for only — (JO
Come spring and all clothes
minded colleens find themselves
facing a barrage of fashion slo
gans—“Go feminine this spring,”
“Be a spring sophisticate," "Back
to the gay nineties,” “Get your
spring inspiration from the nur
sery,” and so on ... .
Us, we adore slogans and insist
on adding our expostulation—
"DON'T BE SENSIBLE.” After a
long winter of firesides and Chi
nese checkers and a plethora of
galoshes and other garments of a
warm, slush-repelling nature, the
season for bundling up is past, so
throw conservatism to the winds.
Be nonsensical, absurd, silly, sense
less, gay, or giddy. Wear idiotic
shoes and impudent hats, wear
ribbons and bows and flowers;
gobs of junk jewelry and tons of
nutty gadgets. Now is the time for
college women to get away with
murder, so make the most of it and
please DON'T BE SENSIBLE.
1939 was ushered in on a swirl
of pleats and they continue to be
a fashion topic. Skirts are shorter
than short this spring to give en
chanting glimpses of ruffled petti
Wardrobes are harking back to
the days of grandma's girlhood and
everything must be done to culti
vate that helpless-little-woman
look. Prim, sheer little shirtwaists,
galore with tucks, camisole tops,
ribbon insertions, sissy-soft shirts
and “hair-loomy" jewelry all add
up to demureness and naivete
spiced with mischief, a combina
tion which left grandpa complete
ly captivated and is guaranteed to
be just as deadly to his grandsons.
We’ll wager our very best bottle
of perfume that if a psychologist
would apply a thought-reaction
test to a hundred women and gave
them the word, Easter-, ho would
receive a perfect chorus of “new
hats,” for that's what Easter
means to fashion-wise females. Let
i ther e be romance in your Easter
bonnet. There arc the usual novelty
straws, but the real thrill is to be
found in the flower hats. They are
like upset bouquets with shiny
veils of contrasting colors to make
your head a halo.
And you will be a chump not to
have at least one big, whopsy hat.
Your had can be any size and
shape just so it has color. Trim
mings will be made of bows or
feathers or oven birds. Your hat
this year is the spirit of spring.
PHI BETA HONORED
Senior girls of Phi Beta, national
women’s music and drama honor
ary, were honored at a tea Tues
day by members of the Eugene
asosciate group. Dorothy Louise
Johnson of the Oregon music
school played a group of violin
selections as part of the after
Styles that Satisfy
for flattering smartness —
lifautil'u! new colors that
complement your Easter
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Coeds Explore Chorus Life
By BEULAH CHAPMAN
Many a young girl dreams that
some day she will go on the stage.
She pictures herself as a lithesome
dancer, kicking and twirling in a
chorus. But for few coeds does this
chorus-giil ambition ever go be
yond the day-dream stage.
For six Oregon coeds, however,
this dream has become a reality.
I These six are now real chorus girls
—for at least a little while.
Donna Row, Janet Earaes, Betty
Jean Caldwell, Iris Smith, Alyce
| Rogers, and Eleanor Lou Seely
| make up the chorus that will dance
in the coming musical comedy,
“With Fear and Trembling,” For
weeks they have been doing lim
bering-up exercises, going through
routines, and posing for publicity
pictures. By the time the musical
is presented for the first time on
April 17, they should feel like real
To the average onlooker the life
of a chorus girl is thought of as'
one of glamor, excitement, foot
lights, and applause'. But to these
girls it means so far just one
thing: practice. Each day brings
practices, and some days as much
as five hours are put in. But all of
this time is not spent in dancing,
for these chorus girls have lines
too, and they furnish background
in many scenes where they have
Learning to walk is among the
harder tasks of the chorus. Al
though all the chorus girls thought
they had learned all that was nec
essary about walking when they
were about three years old, they
have found that there is a real art
to doing it gracefully on the stage.
With their arms out from their
sides and with their heads held
high, the chorus girls walk back
and forth, being careful to place
one foot ahead of the other and
swaying slightly with the music.
“I know chorus girls are sup
posed to be dumb,” yelled Dance
Director Gene Edwards at prac
tice one afternoon. He had been
illustrating the correct walk for;
some time, but the chorus could
not get it right. “But after all, !
remember you’re not regular cho- j
ru.s girls. You’re college students,
too, and you must have some in
At other times the director has
wished the dancers were a little
more regular chorus girls and a
little less college girls. For in
stance, there is the problem of the
“plaeid” step where a quick squat
must be executed. The first time
the chorus tried' it Mr. Edwards
was astonished to hear live distinct
' crack-cracks” of stiff knees not |
used to such exercise. In spite of
the limbering up that has come
since, several cracks can still' be
heard above the music whenever'
the step is done.
Among the worries of the coed
chorus girls are the "leg-pictures '
they must pose for. Evidently they
are more modest than regular full
time dancers, for they say they
still feel embarrassed when walk
ing down the street and they look
up suddenly and see a poster which
shows them posed in only a bath
A design soon to be launched by
Saks-Fifth avenue is the toeless
stocking which will reveal pedi
cured toes when worn with toeles3
shoes. A distinctive feature is a
gusset-like division in the seaming
which fits over the large toe, sep
arating it from the open section
which fits over the other four
The hosiery will be proportioned
according to stocking size, provid
ing for toes of medium and large
sizes. Each stocking will have a
large “L" or “R” monogram on the
sole to facilitate the correct selec
tion when putting them on.
Elastic tops are establishing
their place. The stocking top is of
two-way stretch and stays in
place without binding. It may also
be worn with garters.
The most popular shade for
stockings is blush. Particular care
ui color, fit, and style is bein j
given shoes and stockings this year
because of the extra short dresses.
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