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Thursday, May 4, 1939 Page Three
Picnics, House Dances
Promise Gan Weekend
< By MARY KAY' RIORDAN
Despite self-made promises to “swear off-’ social life for once
before Junior Weekend, many students will succumb to the gaiety of
another full weekend as many sororities and fraternities present their
gayest house dances of the year. Especially popular arc fraternity
picnics, for the aim and ambition of all is to get a suntan before
summer. The unusually nice weather this term makes picnic prepara
tions more enjoyable because of the assurance that they will be
The entrance to the Delta Up
silon house will be transforms
into a ship and guests will wall
on a gangplank over waves intc
the house Friday night. Lifeboal
decorations will carry out th(
cruise ship theme. Earl Scott's or
chestra wlil play.
* * :Jt
Alpha Omicron Pi freshmen are
arranging their house dance this
term, and plan to surprise the
upperclassmen with the theme.
From what is known it will be an
informal radio dance.
* * is
“Marine” .will be the keynote of
the Beta Theta Pi dance Saturday
night. A fountain which will shoot
100 feet into the air, a background
of white fences, a bridge, and
lighthouse will decorate the house
Kappa Sigs Have
South Sea Motif
The Kappa Sigma south sea is
land theme will be seen against a
background of Bart Woodyard’s
music. Palms will decorate the
house and yard, and a girl in a
hula skirt will decorate the pro
, One of the largest affairs of the
| weekend will be the Delta Gamma
province convention. About 42 ac
tive members from Idaho, Mon
tana, Washington, British Colum
bia, and Alberta, Canada, will visit
the campus as guests of the local
chapter. Special sessions have been
planned to be held at alumni hall
under the supervision of Mrs. Eu
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1. Editor .B. Bowman
J Associate Editor.M. Finnegan
Society Editor.M. K. Riordan
Staff._K. Cannon, S. J/ Ingle,
gene Booth, province secretary
Saturday evening a banquet will
be held at the Osborn hotel at 6
o’clock for actives, alumni, and
Phi Delta Theta will have a
beach combers ball Saturday night.
The side yard will be screened off,
and Fred Beardsley’s orchestra will
play. One of the features will be a
waterfront bar, and programs will
be decorated with the silhouette of
a dancing girl.
* * *
Kappa Alpha The la plans to
carry out the spring motif Friday
evening at their house dance.
Maury Binford will furnish the
* * *
Phi Sigma Kappa will entertain
with a semiformal dance at their
chapter house Friday night. Ori
ental rugs and tapestry will carry
out the Song of India theme they
are planning. Art Holman will
furnish the music.
•I* $ ijt
Sigma Alpha Mu’s house dance
Friday night will have a carnival
theme. Clowns, stunt performers,
and all that makes up a true car
nival is being arranged. The entire
front of the house will be shaped
like a big' tent to carry out the
realism of the theme. Gene Ed
wards orchestra will play and it is
to be a sport dance.
Sigma Nu will present its dance
Saturday night to the tune of Jack
I Bain’s orchestra. Modernistic ar
j rangements and statue work will
decorate the house and $rard lead
| ing to the mill race. The World’s
i Fair is the theme.
I * * _ *
Sig Kps Arranging
Auer Bach’s Keller beer gardens
is the theme of Sigma Phi Epsi
lon's house dance Friday night.
Bonne Holmes’ orchestra will play.
The back yard will be decorated
like an old fashion beer garden
I with tables and kegs. The dance is
to be semiformal.
The Kappa Sigma picnic sched
uled for Sunday will be held at
Delta Delta Delta and Sigma
Nu held an exchange dessert Tues
day evening. Among those desserts
held Wednesday night were Alpha
Delta Pi, Chi Psi; Phi Delta Theta,
Alpha Phi; Delta Delta Delta, Pi
Kappa Alpha; Campbell Co-op
No. 2, University cooperative; Yeo
men, Thirteenth Street coopera
tive; Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha
Tau Omega; Sigma Kappa, Phi
Kappa Psi; Zeta Tau Alpha, Sigma
Desserts scheduled for tonight
are Deita Tau Delta, Hendricks
hall; Delta Gamma, Sigma Phi Ep
silon; Chi Omega, Beta Theta Pi;
Kappa Alpha Theta, Sigma Chi;
Susan Campbell, Pi Kappa Alpha.
* $ sj:
Susan Campbell hall is planning
a skating party and picnic Satur
Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Phi anti
Alpha Gamma Delta entertainec
faculty members at dinners at
their respective houses Tuesday
* * *
Zeta hall held an exchange din
ner and dance with Susan Camp
bell hall Wednesday evening.
» * *
Gamma Phi Beta freshmen art
; in charge ot arrangements tor tin
By MARGE FINNEGAN
Old King Cotton has really come
i into his own this spring, being one
of the most important highlights
j of feminine style. No longer are
wash frocks considered as coun
trylied, or housework clothes—the
fashioi; trend for 1939 has lifted
them to a new level.
On ih.se unusually warm spring
days cotton is cool, refreshing, and
much more enjoyable to wear than
anything else. With so many va
lieties of cotton materials it is
easy to plan a complete wardrobe
from pique, calico, linen, dotted
swiss, .'ace, eyeiet embroidery, ba
tiste, seersucker, muslin, lawn, and
i For sport, campus, and general
i daily wear the gay pr inted cottons
are ideal. Play suits, culottes, dirn
dls, and all the rest of the informal
dresses are brighter and fresher
than ever before. They launder
easily and can be kept in spotless
condition with very little time and
Attractive for afternoon is a
cotton lace frock, non-crushable,
with full pleated skirt and simple
v-necked bodice. A contrasting
blue ribbon belt and trim would
add to the effect.
Dainty lawn and batiste blouses
are all the rage with suits just
now. See! You just can’t get away
from cottons, even with woolen
suits. Fresh frills and lacy trims
make them as clever and exciting
as sheer gorgette.
.But most exciting or all are the
j delicate and charming formals for
milady. Picture a crisp white or
gandie dress, with yards and yardsi
of billowy skirts gathered up to
a tiny waistline. The bodice is
plain with a small Peter Pan col
lar and short, full sleeves. Narrow
bands of powder blue and pink
grograin ribbon tied in a bow and
with streamers down the front of!
the skirt give a light, yet definite,
touch of color. The whole appear
ance is one of delicate femininity.
Gypsy formals are proving very
popular, with bright print or
striped cotton skirts, dainty sheer
white blouses, and wide contrast
ing sashes in attractive combina
For every hour around the clock
you can find a cotton frock suit
able to the occasion this spring.
Dress of the Week
Styled along simple lines, the
formal of white dotted swiss, worn
by “Torchy” Diage, Saturday
night, suggested both youthfulness
“Torchy’s” gown was cut low in
back, with narrow straps, and
shirred bust line. It was caught at i
the waist by three blue velvet rib-1
bons, tied in bows. A taffeta slip
rustled under the full flared skirt.
With this formal, “Torchy"’
wore matching blue satin sandals,
and white flowers in her hair.
For Neur Colors
For the past several years fash-1
ion columns and articles have been 1
sure to often mention that “this
spring would bring forth a variety
of flower colors.” It has, but now
we turn to the more healthy and
vitamin giving plants—vegetables.
Eags in RED CABBAGE, a blue
i red shade the same as that pun
! gent vegetable, will be big suc
I cesses. In a like manner all the col
5 ors will be renamed: SUMMER
SQUASH -for strong maizes and
yellows; ONION WHITES; and
i TOMATO RED. A seed store cata
log is all that is necessary for to
morrow's color chart.
LATEST HOSE FAD
Not long ago when this page rc
ported a toeless and heelless stock
ing soon to be put on the market,
the thought was hooted at as be
ing absurd. The idea, however, has
not been considered quite so fool
! hardy as some might expect
among buyers and stores back
| east, for in addition to accepting
this idea they are offering a very
feminine lace hose for the open toe
and heel shoes. “Feminine as an
old-fashioned nosegay” they say.
house dance Saturday night. Pat
Riley’s orchestra will play.
Delta Tau Delta is planning its
annual breakfast dance Saturday
morning from 9 to 12 with Allen
Thom’s orchestra playing. Pro
grams will be chromium plated,
with the crest on the cover. A pic
nic is being arranged in the after
noon at Seavy’s hop yard.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon house
dance will be held Friday evening
on their tennis court with music
by Cari Rwocn's orchestra.
DOI^ON j i-HUIO toUOl
Cotton takes the day around—plain for daytime and trimmed in
lace and embroidery for evening:. This dress of embroidered cotton
muslin and lace with a black satin sash will set the styles for house
dances and Mortar Board. A black hair ribbon and embroidered white
muslin gloves set off this striking gown.
Mortar Board Dance and
Pledging Ereats of Month
Two important events of Mortar Board, senior women’s honorary,
will take place this month with the pledging- of new members at the
campus luncheon Junior Weekend and the annual Mortar Board
The traditional ceremony of selecting new members during the
luncheon stands out with the pledging of senior Friars, as a highlight
of the weekend. The parading of old members through the campus in
black robes, decorating pledges with roses and ribbons is a familiar
Highest honors in the news
paper this week go to those
elected to Phi Beta Kappa, na
tional honorary scholastic fra
ternity. Latest to receive this
distinction are MARY E. BAX
LEY, English; ELIZABETH
ONTHANK, sociology; PEGGY
J. PEEBLER, English; MARY
C. SORANSON, economics; and
*BEVERLY YOUNG, physical
Sharing almost equal honors
is RUTH KETCHUM, who was
presented with a Phi Chi Theta,
women's professional and busi
ness honorary, key as the most
outstanding girl in the school
of business administration.
Politics still continue to dom
inate even coed participation in
the news. Winning headlines for
last week’s election are BAR
BARA WILLIAMS, newly elec
ted vice-president of the sopho
more class, and BETTY WORK
MAN, secretary. Running in
politics this week are MARY
JANE NORCROSS, LORAINE
HAFNER, and HELEN BRUG
MAN for possible student body
officers and JENNY CASEY,
SALLY MITCHELL, KARO
LYN KORTGE, and BETTY
NORWOOD as junior leaders.
Chairman of the Junior-Sen
ior breakfast this Sunday is
LEVELLE WALSTROM with
ANN BOSSING ER as ticket
ANNETTE ANSLEY will be
in cnarge of the frosh lea which
will be given for seniors in the
high schools of Eugene by the
YWCA, AWS, and WAA.
Entertains at Y
YWCA advisory board members
yesterday entertained nearly 100
friends and contributors to its
work at an afternoon tea at the
The bungalow was decorated
with lavendar and white flowers.
Lilacs and spirea were placed in
vases around the room. Iris and
narcissus formed the centerpiece
at the serving table.
In the receiving line was Mrs 1
John Stark Evans, YWCA execu-'
! tive secretary, Mrs. Percy W.
Brown, president of the advisory
board, and Bettylou Swart, YWCA
Mrs. C. Valentine Boyer, Mrs.
F. M. Hunter, and Mrs. Donald M.
Erb poured during the afternoon.
YWCA cabinet members and mem
Miss Swart gave a brief talk ex
plaining the purpose of the local
YW program and work that i.
carried on by various groups.
In 193b there were 1,015,000 liv
' ing graduates of all United States
higher educational uutitutioua.
The Mortar Board dance is
known to be one of the outstand
ing affairs of the year. Following
tradition any girl may take a boy
to the dance, paying the entire
Besides these two main events,
Mortar Board also entertains girls
on the campus with a grade aver
age over three point at an annual
are also being made to aid in the
are also bein gmade to aid in the
orientation program for freshmen
women next fall.
The Oregon chapter of Mortar
Board began on the Oregon cam
pus as a local honorary, called
Scroll and Script. It was installed
June 3, 1910 and selected as its
members University women who
were representative of the high
ideals which it upheld. The society
encouraged excellence in scholar
ship, acknowledging also qualities
of leadership and the rendering of
service to the University.
On April 28, 1923, the local chap
ter became a member of the na
tional society and adopted the na
tional name. The Oregon chapter
was one of three accepted from 15
universities who applied, the others
being the University of Texas anil
the University of Idaho.
The acceptance of the local chap
ter as a national member estab
lished it as the first on the Pacific
coast and the nineteenth in the
United Sta.tes. Women students
were then chosen, as they are now,
for scholarship, prominent leader
ship, and campus activities. Be
tween 9 and 12 members, with a
grade point average of three, were
chosen each year.
On November 21, 1924, a sec
tional convention was held at Eu
gene, attended by Mortar Board
members from the University of
Washington, University of Idaho,
and Washington State college. The
program for the conference con
sisted of a tour of the campus,
luncheons at the houses, two busi
ness meetings, a tea, and a formal
By B. Bowman
Helen Jepson stepped off the
train for a few minutes Saturday
to chat with some friends she
made while she was here last year
presenting the Junior Weekend
concert. You may have forgotten
but she is the concert singer who
went fishing up on the McKenzie
and caught the big fish.
She and her accompanist were
on their way to Vancouver, B. C.,
for a concert. She spends the many
hours of traveling during the con
cert season knitting afghans for
her friends. She has already made
four of them.
For those who like to dash
around the country the life of a con
cert singer would be all right. She
flies from New York to Los An
geles May 2J, to sing three min
utes on the Wrigley radio hour.
For those three minutes she will
receive twice what she usually
does for a whole concert. Directly
after the program she will fly
hack to New York for a concert.
Helen Jepson regrets above ev
erything else that she never had
the opportunity to attend college.
She worked her way through a mu
sic conservatory. After she was
pledged to Phi Beta last year she
wanted to know if that made her
a sorority girl. She is now seeing
to it that her 7-year-old daughter
is given the opportunities she did
* * *
A certain young professor on
the campus was talking the other
day about the days when he was
courting his wife here.
Nothing slow about him. The
first time he ever saw her she was
going in the library. With a silent
“aha” he pursued her up to the J
third floor to the old English re
serve room. Without further ado'
he asked her if she would have din
ner with him the next evening.
On the verge of refusing she re
considered and accepted. As soon
as he had her address and her
name he was off, until the next
evening—and so they were happily
* * *
Everyone has become either so
politically minded or so studious
that writing is becoming a prob
lem. The mast innocent statement
can be politically construed these
days. And far be it from this col
umnist to delve into some of the
more serious subjects. Thus we
eliminate both of those subjects
and wish there was nothing to do
but to go sit on top of a hill and
scoff at the futile hurrying of the
The epen toe and heel trend in
stockings is taking effect in gloves
as well. The latest style being pre
viewed at a large New York store
is one with open tips to reveal
each pink or fuchsia nail.
Another very decided trend
gloves are taking this year is up
ward. Stylists suggest a new eight
butten length suede glove to wear
with a short sleeve spring dress.
It is already a well known fact
that the outfit has very bright
contrasting accessories. Bags, es
pecially the extra large ones, are
so reasonably priced now that the
average woman can afford to have
two for the price of one. The styles
are original and clever, and they
go a long way toward making a
new dress or outfit look smart and
attractive, or an old one new.
, A University of Tennessee doc
tor has successfully used an ab
| deminal fluid as a substitute for
j blood in transfusions.
All tin? house dances on 1 lie list lliis
weekend mean a variety of lovely spring
flowers in many forms.
♦ Flower Hats
College Flower Shop
Across from Sigma Chi
Coed of the Week
Seated calmly midst the bustling activity of the Emerald office,
this week's Coed of the Week, Marjorie Bates, spoke hesitantly of her
campus activities and future plans. No justification is needed for this
week’s selection since she was chosen Oregon’s ideal coed last year.
The immediate impression one gets is that of a very attractive girl,
but more than that, a girl with a great deal of charm and poise
coupled with intelligence and determination.
Margie originally had a yen for landscape architecture but didn’t
consider a nve-year course ieasioie
and turned to business administra
tion as being' more practical. Now
she has hopes of getting into the
advertising game. Wfth some addi
tional art stuay sne intends to try
for a position with Harpers’ or
Vogue. Although her immediate fu
ture is a little unsettled, she prob
ably will continue to work during
the summer months at the Eugene
bank where she is now employed.
She has worked since she was a
sophomore, and this past year she
was president of her sorority. Dur
ing the summers she has worked in
a bank, at Crater lake, and on the
college board at Meier and Frank’s.
Last year Marjorie presided over
Gamma Alpha Chi, the women's
national advertising honorary.
Besides being a crack member of
the University rifle team, Margie
plays tennis and swims. Her hunt
ing experience has been limited
mostly to rabbits, although once
she did go on a deer hunting trip
all alone, but no deer were to be
Her plans for the future com
pletely contradict the theory ad
vanced on this page last week that
senior girls usually admit they1,
would get married rather than
work in case they fell in love. None
of that sentimental stuff for Miss
Bates, she’s going to work until
she is tired of being independent.
She holds no illusions about there
being only one person that would
probably “measure up.” Meanwhile
she will “take things as they come
and they will probably happen for
Her personal work with women
has led her to the conclusion that
only about a fifth of the women on
the campus think anything is more
important than dates. A very small
percentage of these will be found
in each sorority, she believes, since
they are more socially motivated.
Here, as on other campuses, dates
are over emphasized, she added.
Though she doesn’t smoke or
drink she is quite tolerant of both,
at least to a certain degree. To
drink in excess she considers dis
gusting and the same goes for girls
who learn to smoke when thej^
don’t even like it.
As any house president knows,
there is an ever-present problem of
enforcing the rules for the girls to
get in at certain hours. To make
them get in at 10:30 on week
nights she says is okay, but she
1!<- sun: you’re well sup
plied with hosiery to har
monize with all your new
We have full-fashioned,
pure silk hose in all the
new s it m in c r shades —
chiffon or service weight.
blljii ljj. jssassasamm
would be in favor of giving them
till 1 o'clock on weekends.
All of these opinions were stated
with conviction and a tinge of the
quiet humor that is characteristic
of her. She admits having a passive
rather than a crusading attitude.
But it has got her places, this
quiet, unassuming attitude which
she prefers to call passive. This
summer she attended her sorority’s
national convention in Virginia as
well as Gamma Alpha Chi's in Los
Goes to Press; Waha,
Stallcup Edit Paper
Once a year the YWCA goes
journalistic and publishes the Y’s
Co-Edition. This year the publica
tion is being edited by Barbara
Stallcup and Anne Waha.
This paper gives a bird’s-eye
view of the Y’s activities during
the previous year and is distrib
uted to members on the campus
and sent to Y.WCA organizations
on other campuses.
Various merchants near the cam
pus give donations each year to
insure its publication and to date
nearly enough expense money has
been collected. The Co-Edition is
expected to roll off the press next
0 —B. C. Hadley_I
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