Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 04, 1945, Page 3, Image 3

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“There’s a niche in the ‘Y’ for every girl on the campus;
just the place she’s always been looking for,” Mary Corrigan,
newly-elected YWCA president said emphatically. “The pro
gram we are planning for next year will provide for the in
terests of every coed, acquainting all students with the friendly
spirit and good-fellowship always
to be found at the ‘Y’ bungalow.”
Mary Corrigan is the dark
haired, bright-eyed woman with
the wide grin who is usually only
seen for a short time in any one
place because she covers so many
places in so few hours. “Hi!” she'll
say, and suddenly she'll be off
again with a quick, “Be seein’ you,
chick!” thrown over her shoulder.
And Meri, as she is known to most
of the campus, is also the woman
who will always be there when she
is needed, ready and able to help
almost anyone with anything.
■^(“What’s your trouble, chum,”
she'll ask, “Anything I can do?”
Mary Corrigan is always start
ing something. On a fine Saturday
morning when the women in the
house want to sleep she’ll climb
into a pair of jeans and a much
too-big plaid shirt and yell, “Come
on, you kids, let’s hitch hike up to
Seymour’s ranch!”
Passion for Poetry
“I’ve got a passion for picnics
and long hikes in the woods,” she
admits, “and for T. Dorsey rec
ords—swoon—and (blushing) for
"^poetry, would you think it?”
Watching mile-a-minute Meri run
ning around to committee meetings
and rolling up a neat honor roll
GPA, one wouldn’t suspect the pas
sion for poetry, but it is obvious
that she thrives on action and “in
teresting people to work with and
plav with.”
“Pseudo-sophisticates” are Meri’s
pet peeve j.nd she proves her own
well-rounded personality by her list
of hobbies: photography, riding,
ice-skating and souvenir collecting.
Twenty-year-old Miss Corrigan
graduated from Sacred Heart
academy in 1942. She was student
body president in her senior year,
yell queen for two years and active
on the school paper and yearbook,
f Activity List
In her freshman year at the Uni
versity Mary was co-chairman of
the YWCA Nickel Hop, campus
fund collector for Red Cross, and
worked on the advertising staffs of
the Emerald and Oregana.
As a sophomore she became
secretary of Kwama, sophomore
women’s honorary, Gamma Alpha
Chi, advertising honorary, was
sophomore representative on the
student-army coordinating board,
campus dater for the Hello dance,
worked on the Whiskerino and the
Continuing her activity list as a
junior she has been secretary of
Phi Theta Upsilon, junior women’s
■honorary, membership chairman of
YWCA, and ticket chairman for
Coed Capers.
A member of Sigma Kappa sor
ority, Miss Corrigan majors in
sociology and plans to enter per
sonnel work in industry after
graduating next year.
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“The constitution formulated by
the outgoing WAA cabinet gives
us a definite pattern to work
with,” said Gay Edwards, newly
elected president of the women’s
athletic association, “but several
amendments will probably be
Miss Edwards, who went on the
WAA cabinet last spring as volley
ball manager, js perking with
ideas. All the plans, for the com
ing year will be made at a retreat
early in spring term. Rather than
charge $1 a year for membership,
Miss Edwards said, the organiza
tion may raise the initiatory fee
and thereby give life membership.
More Eager
“We hope to make the house
managers more a part of our or
ganizations,” the new president re
marked. “We want them to attend
meetings and carry home more en
thusiasm and spirit. The represen
tative won’t necessarily have to
be active in sports herself.”
Intramurals and fun nights will
be carried on as usual, and a play
day is tentatively scheduled for
this spring.
Slim and fair, with long, dark
hair, Miss Edwards was program
chairman for the WAA carnival in
February, and is a member of the
rally squad. She is a sophomore in
liberal arts, and attended St.
Mary’s academy in Portland. Her
favorite sports are swimming, ten
nis, and skiing; and her main dis
like is cards.
Small boy, seeing an Indian
squaw and papoose for the first
time; “Hey maw, look at the pistol
packin’ mama with a rear gunner.”
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Signe Eklund, new president of AWS, is enthusiastic over
the organizations plans for the coming year. They are going to
have more assemblies so that women students will understand
AWS, and feel that they belong to a definite organization. They
want women to become better acquainted with each other, and
learn now to get into activities.
AWS will encourage an all-campus
committee on scholarship, continue
with Coed Capers and exchange
dinners, and seek more publicity
for the University through worth
while accomplishments.
And Miss Eklund, a 20-year-old
junior in liberal arts, has been in
enough activities on the campus to
know what she is talking about.
She is president of Phi Theta Up
silon, junior women’s honorary,
former secretary of AWS, former
secretary of Phi Beta, member of
the symposium team, chairman of
the junior skit at this year’s Coed
Capers, and chapter marshal for
Delta Delta Delta. A graduate of
Grant high school in Portland, she
has been active on the campus
since she was a freshman.
More Assemblies Planned
Assemblies will be utilized to
introduce campus “big shots” to
freshmen, and later to tell them
how to get into activities. A meet
ing for the latter purpose prob
ably will be held a month after
school begins in the fall when stu
dents will be settled, and inter
ested in activities, Miss Eklund
said. Kwama and Phi Theta have
Major Lyle J. Defenbaugh, Infantry, of Omaha, earned bis Silver Star
j for gallantry in action in Tunisia. Under heavy machine gun fire aimed
i directly at his position, which silenced the radio, lie disregarded all per
| sonal safety, and remained in full view of the enemy within close range to
! siiout directions and orders to two of his companies. Our praise for his
' heroism is not enough, tve must buy War Bonds and hold ’em.
U. S. Treasury Departirea'.
worked in freshman counciling
this year, and through the knowl
edge of problems gained thereby
the AWS may be able to advise
and coordinate other groups in ac
tivity education.
The AWS lecture program used
last year probably will be carried
out to a greater extent, according
to Miss Eklund. Outstanding wom
en and authorities such as hair
stylists and fashion designers will
give talks sponsored by the AWS,
who will seek greater attendance.
Such lectures should create more
interest in the AWS and at the
same time be helpful to UO
Coed Capers Set for Fall
Coed Capers will swing back to
fall term again, the new president
reported, to get freshmen ac
quainted with AWS, and provide
funds to operate the organization,
sponsor scholarships, and support
war funds. Last year proceeds
went to buy a bomber; this year,
in addition to a war cause, two
$75 scholarships were given.
Because few students know how
to apply for scholarships and be
cause so many organizations have
money available to grant, the AWS
will encourage the organization of
an all-campus committee on schol
arships. Such a body, Miss Eklund
said, would coordinate all scholar
ship funds, make all grants, and
acquaint students with scholarship
Mess cook: ‘‘The pork I get now
makes better chicken salad than
any veal I ever tasted.”
Definitely BIG WOMEN ON
CAMPUS, the three coeds pic
tured here were elected to their
offices last term and are now
being broken in for work next
year. These are the coeds whose
organizations will occupy promi
nent places in the spotlight of
campus activities, and all Uni
versity women are looking to
them for leadership. Replacing
Joan Dolph, Mary Corrigan will
head the YWCA; Gay Edwards,
stepping into the saddles of Mary
Alice Lawson, will lead Oregon's
svelte WAA sportsters, and
Signe Eklund takes over the dig
nified position and respected
gavel of the president of AWS,
replacing Mary Riley.
Campus Oldtimer
Knows Science
Looking forward to the fiftieth
anniversary and reunion of his
graduation class next May, H. L.
Robe, natural history museum at
tendant and a member of the class
of 1895, recalls the days when Vil
lard and Deady halls were the only
buildings on the campus.
Mr. Robe, museum attendant
since it was first established, is
interested mainly in science. Al
though it has been over fifty years
since he attended classes, Mr. Robe
keeps well-informed on new scien
tific discoveries, reads the Smith
sonian institute reports and knows
all the information available on
the articles displayed in the mu
seum. It is his hope to see a new
and larger museum established
lifter the war.
One of the boys in Cliff Malli
coat’s band tried to write a drink
ing song, but he couldn’t get past
the first two bars.
Witv not put some of your money into
a savings account? What you save to
day can be spent tomorrow on the
many new appliances which will he
available in the postwar world.
Your Checking Account is Invited, Too
of the
Head Office — Portland
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation