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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 18, 1944)
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By BETTY ROBERTSON
If one ever sees a somewhat dilapidated vehicle of 1931
vintage on which the roof lining is drooping in spots and the
seats fall to the floor at regular intervals, the brave girl who
is bearing up well beneath the strain is Edith Newton, BWOC.
She is the 1944-45 editor of the Oregana, a member of Mortar
Board, Theta Sigma Phi, journalism honorary, and is on the
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She is the first student ever to
be both business manager and edi
tor of the Oregana, and the third
woman editor. Her career on the
yearbook all began back in 1941
when “Newtie” (sometimes known
iplloquially as “Nudie”) was a
freshman and nervously sold ads.
During her sophomore year she did
mounting work, and was advanced
to the position of business manager
in her third year. Now she is the
important personage behind the
desk in room 100 of the journalism
building, the editor’s office.
“This year we are going to try
to keep up the All-American tra
dition,” Edie said. “Lots of fresh
men have signed up to work, and
we have a good staff.” (Ed. note:
All kinds of luck to her.)
Editors Bunk Together
Along with Anne Craven, Em
erald editor, and Phyllis Amacher,
a graduate assistant in the psy
chology department, Edie lives in
an apartment at 1945 Kincaid
Street. “We have the BEST time,”
she grinned. “We take turns cook
ing. Whoever gets up first makes
breakfast, and it’s good, too—toast,
hot chocolate, and everything. We
divide up the work usually, but
Phyll does most of it.”
Edie was born twenty years ago
right here in Eugene, and will be
21 on November 18, thereby miss
ing her chance to vote for Dewey
by 11 days. She is an only child
and Portland is her home town.
W7hile she was in grade school, the
Newton family shuffled betwejn
living in Los Angeles and Portland,
so altogether she attended 14 dif
ferent schools before she entered
Has she ever traveled? “Oh,
yes,” Edie exclaimed. "We went to
Canada once when I was real litt'c,
and when we lived in California,
we went over the border into Mex
ico once in a while.”
When asked about her future
plans after graduation, Edie com
mented that she’d like to work on
a newspaper in New York or
Alaska. Then the big secret can e
out; She and Anne Craven have a
great yen to own and operate a
little newspaper in Alaska. She
wasn’t entirely sold on the idea
until last Sunday an article on this
northern territory was published in
The Oregonian. Now it is the one
desire in her young life.
Editor Invades Big City
Last summer she and Ann?
worked for the United Press in
Portland doing rewrites for the
wire and radio. “It was really lots
of fun,” she said enthusiastically.
“We saw so many kids from the
In addition to all her other duties
last year, Edie was also in charge
of the city desk once a week for
The Emerald and was co-chairman
of Junior Weekend. She had the
most terrible time the afternoon
oi coronation. Two hours before,
she found out that the crown, cape,
and scepter hadn't come for the
ceremony. She was desperately
trying to entertain her mother at
tea in Gerlinger hall and find a
crown and scepter at the same
time. At the very last moment she
succeeded. “Oh, it was awful!” she
Her car is named Hepzebali. She
insists that it runs very well. Sud
denly she cried, “Gee, that reminds
me! I gotta call up the ration
board. They haven’t mailed my A
coupons to me anu I’m in a bad
Hepzebah Gives Up
This reminded her of the time
last year when she and Anne and
Marjorie Young took a carload of
friends ( ?) out in the country ten
miles from Springfield with the in
tention of leaving the so-called
friends there. “That’s the only time
Hepzebah ever gave out and really
embarrassed me,” she said sadly.
“The bendix spring on the starter
broke and we had to be pushed
As a conclusion, brown-haired,
green-eyed Edie drawled, “Don’t
forget to mention that our apart
ment only has enough dishes for
one guest.” What a hint!
Students from the public admin
istration course at Elmira college
recently spent a week in Washing
ton to receive a more realistic pic
ture of what the government is
Friday night dinners
FISH 'N CHIPS
Ode ta a 2biet
I like to go to restaurants where steaks are brown' and rare,
But now that you are with me, I must simply sit and stare.
I like to come home with a date and sip a chocolate coke,
But just because’of you, my friend, I settle for a smoke.
I used to be most happy when my clothes would half way fit—
But your new administration has them hanging- quite a bit.
The day has come and gone now, when my beau would come to call
And he’d bring a box of candy, and we’d sit and eat it all.
Well, I guess 111 go on hoping that someday my dream comes true,
That my zealous little appetite will someday not be blue,
That I'll look upon a dinner and it won’t be just a snack.
And I'll eat and eat and eat until I gain each lost pound back.
By CAROLYN JACOBS
With frosty mornings and warm
afternoons, Oregon coeds are find
ing it difficult to dress for the
weather. There are two ways to
solve this problem. Some brave and
warm-blooded girls ’are seen going
to early classes minus coat, confi
dent that the sun will shine soon.
Others wrap themselves in rain
coat and bandana until afternoon,
then change to something cooler.
What’s your system?
Cotton dresses are still seen
occasionally, but they are rapidly
giving way to skirts and sweaters.
Speaking of sweaters, maybe you
were one of the lucky few who
bought a new cashmere when the
last shipment came in. Baba Mun
teanu came away with a deep pur
ple pullover, enough to make any
cashmere collector kelly-green
with envy. Also to be envied are
those who have a coveted stock of
pre-war cashmeres. We’re thinking
especially of Mary McClintic. Until
the war is over, it’s satisfying just
to look at a Hadley.
Covert raincoats are still tops
for rain. Mary Jo Warrens has a
gray one, the favorite of covert
colors. If you aren’t wearing an
all-around pleated skirt, a ski
jacket will take the place of a
raincoat. Liz Gilmore was seen the
other day, wearing a navy denim
jacket — very practical and very
large. A raincoat can save the day
if you have bangs and they’re
allergic to moisture, and whose
Charm bracelets are still popular
with everyone but instructors.
There’s something about hearing
the jangle of students’ charm
bracelets as they take notes that
will make a wicked gleam come
into any professor’s eye.
Heavy identification bracelets
like the one Marilyn Sage has lend
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Daze of Ophelia
By MARGERY SKORDAHL
Ophelia crossed her eyes daintily
. . . smacked her hare lip ’n sat
down . . . had to strain the brain.
Could not decide which house to
play like the Bunion Derby with
. . . first.
"Eenie, meenie, miny, moe,
‘‘Which place is for me to go ?”
Ophelia enunciated slap-happily.
Decided on Sigma Nu, Kappa Sig\
and Lemon O ... no one home.
Should have been disappointed . . .
wasn't. She whistled romantically
through her upper plate . . . guess
what ... no teeth. “I’ll Walk
Alone’’ Ophelia promised . . . her
self. Along came the Campbell
coop . . . figuratively speaking, on
Have you that “just
right” sweater for
every skirt ? Choose
MRS. BROOKS HOME BAKERY
Chocolate Cake with
Thick Creamy Frostings
86 E. Broadway
| their way to the Pi Phi house.
| Being; the cooperative type
Ophelia pigeon-toed after them
Had a lovely time there . . . every
one thought she was in disguise.
“Character1' they called her. Senti
mentality choked Ophelia . . .
shortened it to sentiment . . .
Every place Ophelia crash* <J
ricasc turn to pane jour)
promise me ...
if you’re one to say yes
to the war-bride
question, DO have a
Wedding, however hasty,
A glance at our bridal
beauties, from girlish
17.95's to dream drama
at 39.75 should convince.
, can be an asset
i as per this
1 jumper that
blouse to go
dinner dress in the new
... or would, you
rather be a mink?
A mink is an animal with
24-carat skin, but need
he be so set-up as this
No. Still, a
fur coat IS
grounds for pride and joy.
Tell Santa about our
Iambs, squirrels, muskrat,
ponies, all lower bracket.
Katharine Hepburn and
Cary Grant in
'Bringing Up Baby'
— plus —
Jean Arthur and
William Holden in