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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (March 9, 1945)
(JO Women Voice Their Thoughts
On Coed’s Future as a Housewiie
By VICKY UTZ
When this article from the Mills College Weekly came to the attention of the editers, it
was immediately recognized as presenting a significant question relevant to the students
here. On a campus where new diamonds appear every day, the problems—what part should
outside interests and a college education play in the life of a housev/ife—faces our coeds as
well as those of Mills. Here is the thought-provoking article, and some opinions expressed
by a few outstanding Oregon women on the subject.
hen College w omen Marry
From the Mills College Weekly:
Because of the numerous Mills
girls who came back from Christ
mas vacation either engaged or
married, we of the Weekly, a
bunch of old maids, view with be
wilderment the galaxy of diamond
studded fingers. It’s a good thing.
Girls should and will get married.
We are proud also of the high per
centage of alumnae with a Mrs.
Our only hope for the new brides
and fiancees is that they do not
make their marriages an escape
into mediocrity. So often a house
wife becomes so embroiled in little
things. Their worlds can become
bounded by four walls. Their con
versation can degenrate to John
ny’s ailments, their newest recipe,
an effective diet, or the latest bit
of scandal. It is easy to make
tempests in teapots. It is easy to
become narrow minded by living a
Married life has unbounded op
portunities for the enrichment of
one’s life. It should be every girl’s
ambition to make a lovely home
for her husband and family. But
beyond that it is her duty to stay
alive to the world as it progresses.
Just as when she is in college, a
girl becomes perceptive, so all
through life she should keep alive
her interest in the world in order
to enrich her own life and life of
Furthermore, if it is her goal
to make life truly beautiful for her
husband and family, she must in
corporate her love of beauty, and
by this we mean music, art, and
literature, into her own life. A
woman has time for the esthetic
side of life. While men must busy
themselves with engineering, sci
ence, and medicine, a woman is
excused for her interest in music,
art, and poetry. A true wife can
give a lot to her husband in his
leisure time by helping him under
stand some of the beauties of life
that he does not have time for in
the business world.
Perhaps this is idealism, but
women can afford to be a little
starry-eyed. If we college women
fail to lift our gaze beyond the
routine of housewifely cares, we
will become narrow minded as our
world narrows. — Distributed by
Having been pressed for an opin
ion on this article in spite of spend
ing a week dodging Miss Utz, about
all I can say is that in the first
place the Mills editors themselves
are not too clear on what they
wish their prize married woman to
be. Wouldn’t it greatly depend on
the capacities of the individual girl
as to whether she were able, at one
and the same time, to “stay alive
to the world as it progresses,"
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keep up ‘‘her love of beauty . . .
music, art, and literature,” (is
there beauty only in these
things?), and take care of her
job—namely, raise Johnny and ef
ficiently manage a home. It seems
to me it would take quite a girl
to do all the things implied in
those few phrases and do them
well. I keep searching through the
article to discover what friend
hubby is to be interested in; ap
parently, he has time for only one
Shall we say that a married
woman has a job, and a big one, in
raising Johnny and managing her
home ? There is nothing worse than
the woman who broadens herself
(in several spots) by going to teas
to absorb ‘‘culture” and listens
with heaving bosom to some old
battle-axe reading Romeo and
Juliet while Junior stays home and
wets his diapers or belabors his
The Cover Gir!
Betty Lou Melby, 1945 Cover
Girl, wearing a Rosebluni car
digan suit from Kaufman Bros.
These suits are ideal for dress
or campus wear.
Photo by J. Warren Teter
By GVY'YN GOODWIN and
Spring is almost here and all of
the campus coeds are tempting it
by donning their luscious new
spring clothes—we see king cot
ton reigning again with all of the
Mary Gregg and Marilyn Wil
liams resemble sisters with their
darling chambray dresses that
have cag_ sleeves and full skirts.
The only difference between the
two is the color: one is light blue
and the other pink. They certainly
chum with a baseball bat. Such a
woman might better “make life
truly beautiful for her husband
and family" by reading the appro
priate bocks to Johnny or teaching
him how to use the bat on the ball.
Might it not be better for a mar
ried woman to keep her major in
terest in the home ? Granted that
all women should be broad-minded,
(Please turn to page three)
make you feel that spring is here!!
That good-looking gray cotton
dress with white stripes belongs to
blonde Mary I>ou Helmer.
Marilyn Kakou is waiting until
the sun shines for one entire clay
before she wears her new gvay
green cotton that has hand-painted
flowers on the bodice.
Wait until spring term is here.
; Everyone will be wearing cottons'
i to classes without the usual heavy
: coat and bandana. That sounds so
j good—why doesn’t it hurry ?
Coleen Keating, one of the best
I dressed women on the campus,
] adds her dash of color in her rose
: and white check cotton with its
j flared peplum.
i The coats that are appearing on
j the campus are ice-cream colors,
i But one mystery that is really
puzzling all is just who does own
that pink coat seen on both Jane
Byerly and Donna Suliivan. Is it
a. partnership ?
Patsy Moffatt hits the print
again with her light coral coat.
It looks wonderful now but even
better when she acquires a tan.
Unorthodox Betty Hayman sur
prised us again with her char
treuse and shocking pink burlap
1 ensemble—walch her for you nev
I er know what will happen next.
Spring is here so it seems, but
! let's hope that the sun will do as
much to brighten the campus ss'
the many new additions to femi
nine wardrobes. —
P.S.: The authors hope that
there will be some clothes left
when they decide to do their sea
I son’s shopping.
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