Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 09, 1950, Page 7, Image 7

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    Gloria Likes Escorts,
Friendliness of Campus
Five feet and eight inches of Gloria twirled three dancing ba
tons and a short spangled skirt into the University’s memory
Saturday night during halftime of the Washington State game.
Gloria Ellexson, brown-haired, blue-eyed twirler brought
here by the Oregon athletic department, thinks Eugene is “just
wonderful” too.
“The University of Oregon is the friendliest college Eve ever
seen,” she volunteered, mentioning that this was her first visit
to the campus.
Gloria, who was well supplied with football player escorts
uuiuig nci tincc uay stay, was
favorably impressed with Ore
gon men. “They seem very gen
tlemanly and are loads of fun,”
she said.
World baton twirling cham
pion for 1949, Gloria learned to
juggle her first “stick” three years
ago upon the suggestion of the
American Legion. Since then it
has been "a lot of hard work and
long practice,” she said, “but
plenty of good times, too.”
Although still official twirler
for the University of Washington
where she studied her freshman
year, Gloria is now a junior in
physical education at College of
Puget Sound. She plans to return
to Washington next year.
Gloria is 21 years old, weighs
127 pounds, and lives in Sumner,
Wash. After twirling her batons,
her favorite hobbies are ice skat
ing and swimming.
Her favorite supressed desire
is to twirl at a football game in
her red flannel pajamas and sleep
ing cap.
“Some day I’m going to do it,
too,” she resolved.
Gloria is always a little nervous
when she starts to twirl.
“I’m so afraid they won’t like
me at first—but so far my audi
ences have always been grand,”
she said.
She keeps calm by finding a
friend in the stand and focusing
her attention on him.
Her worst twirling experience
was having to perform at a Seattle
game in a foot of snow.
“I remember having a sore
throat for three weeks after
wards,” she laughed. “It was really
If all the early birds would stay
on the job we wouldn’t have to
worry when biting into a chestnut.
Houses Select
Dance Themes
Three house dances will open
winter term's social calendar.
Lambda Chi Alpha, Campbell
Club, and Sherry Ross Hall will
hold their dances Jan. 14.
Hal Hardin's band has been en
gaged to play for the Lambda Chi
dance “Blue Moods.” Sherry Ross's
dance theme will be “Shanty
Town” with a jungle hobo atmos
phere, according to Jim Hutton,
social chairman.
Campbell Club plans a “New
Orleans” theme for its dance,
Warren Collier, social chairman,
Women’s Opportunity
Said Good in Art Field
(Opportunities for women in various fields offered at the Uni
versity will be discussed in a series of articles on this page be
ginning today. Today’s article will cover the School of Archi
tecture and Allied Arts.—Women’s Editors.)
\\ omen have an even break with men in art. but architec
ture is still monopolized by men.” Karl Onthank, director of the
graduate placement service, points out.
In the AAA School about 20 per cent of the 700 students are
women. Most are in the fields of general arts, drawing and paint
ing, interior design, ceramics, and weaving, with only a few in
architecture, S. W. Little, dean, stated.
Orggon Daily
Women’s Page
Jewelers and Preachers Keep Busy
Christmas vacation saw jewelers and preachers doing brisk
businesses in engagement rings and weddings as the campus
prepared to greet a new crop of fiances and newly-weds.
Pi Phi took top honors in the engagements category with five
girls wearing new sparklers, while Nan Humphrey and Jordis
Benke traded vows with Wally Adams and Hal Shick respec
tively. Alphabetically speaking the list begins with Anne Case’s
Ballet Dancer
To.Talk at YW
Regular meetings start this
week for the YWCA’s freshmar
commissions, beginning with the
Monday commission today.
Jane Bowen, freshman in liberal
arts, will tell Monday commission
members at 4 p.m. about her ex
periences as a dancer with the San
Francisco Ballet Company. Miss
Bowen has studied ballet for £
Wednesday commission mem
bers will play charades and hear
Delores Jeppeson, junior in soci
ology, speak on campus activities,
I Miss Jeppeson is a member of Phi
Theta Upsilon, junior women’s
honorary, the YWCA cabinet, and
is active in the AWS activities pro
gram. Refreshments will be served.
A trip through the new Univer
sity Theater is being planned for
Thursday’s drama commission.
Junior advisors for the Tuesday
afternoon and Tuesday evening
commissions were not available tc
explain the programs of their
groups; however, regular meetings
will be held.
Amphibians Plan
Initiation Today
Initiation of fall term Amphib
ian pledges who have fulfilled re
quirements for membership will
be held at 7 tonight in Gerlingcr
Each pledge must have had per
fect attendance at meetings; par
ticipation in the Amphibian water
pageant; a 2.0 grade minimum;
ability to swim 22 lengths of the
pool and pass a test following the
laps; and must show some im
provement since the time she was
Pledges to be initiated are Judy
Bolender, Doris Berg, Marian
Christensen, Betsy Erb, Haroldine
Filler, Frances Gilmore, Marjory
Harnden, Joanne Hite, Joan Jac
obs, Mirni Jones, Jackie Lewis,
Lila Popish, Teddi Miller, Dolores
Parrish, Sally Pittman, ' Myrna
Olson, Dorothy Roe, Judy Slack,
Shirley Smart, and Marsha Wood
Tryouts for winter term will be
held at 7 p.m. Jan. 16. A second
tryout will be held later in the
week for those unable to be
The Scoop'-Read It Here First!
By Stan Turnbull
On the basis of incomplete re
turns, it looks like the easy way
out here would be to list the
people who did not become pinned
or engaged during the past weeks.
That’s not the way I’m going to
do it, though.
Many fine New Years’ Eve and
other parties were thrown over the
holidays, some of them much
closer to home than you might
think. Even the Emerald hucksters
are reported to have enjoyed
ADPi Margaret Reid decided to
start off the new year with Bill
Meyer’s Lambda Chi brass. (Inci
dentally, some of these people
might be engaged instead of pin
ned, who knows ? Took notes in
an awful hurry.)
The number still wearing pins
around the Phi Sig house has
been cut by at least three, as Bob
Wilson’s pin has been taken by
Delta Zeta Beverley Mack; Sam
Laekaff has pinned Alpha Xi
Cary Conley; and Darrell Thomp
son and Jo Larson of Hendricks
Hall also removed themselves from I
circulation. I
The Kappas seem to be featur
ing a couple of long-distance ro
mances at the moment. Barbara
Alderman and DKE Bud Woodrich
from Chicago got together long
enough to become pinned, then
Barbara took off for school in
Florida and Bud stayed here. Not
quite as definite, but in the “we
wonder” category are Mary Preuss
and Tom Randolph, a Phi Sig at
Stanford. (Remember, you read
it here first!)
A late flash, happening just
Saturday night, is the pinning of
Sigma Kappa Joan Downie and Pi
Kap Bob Silva. Another Pi Kap
Sigma Kappa alliance is that of
Jim Kenney, who graduated here
last year, and Carolyn Hill. There’s
a new Phi Delt pin at the Sigma
Kappa dwelling, too, courtesy of
Jack Jones, who left his sword and
shield with Thelma Savelick.
All agog over a holiday visitor
from Hawaii was DG Barbara
Clerin, who was just tickled pink
over a visit from Kenny Johnston.
According to the inside word
(this is one of those indispensable,
cozy little items that nobody un
derstands except those involved,
who think it’s as funny as a frac
tured clavicle) Snow will be fly
ing when Sigma Chi Hob Deuel
gets a visit from a certain party
from New York.
With the Millrace sunk to a
mere trickle, the Alpha Phis have
turned to other diversions, includ
ing two new pins. Joan Wegman
and Bob Chamberlain have cemen
ted things with Bob’s DU brass,
and freshman Marlee Smith has
taken the Chi Psi pin of cross-the
raee neighbor Matt Frost.
Hilltopper Bob Hafner has, all
unknown to the brothers, donated
his Theta Chi pin to Alpha Chi
Bobbie McVickar. Another Theta
Chi, Hollie Pihl has given his cros
sed swords to Eugene gal Loran
Potterf. Speaking of the Theta
Chis, their freshman were consid
erably impressed when they found
they were having a formal pledge
dinner, with dates, this past Sun
day. They were even more impres
sed with the entertainment, which
was far from formal. Ask anybody
who was there.
And Nelda Vogel, Alpha Xi, has
taken Marve Jones’ Yeomen badge.
engagement to Pete Foster of Con
necticut and' continues with Margie
Hammond and Bud Hurst. Jackie
Newburn is off the pinned list with
her engagement to Jim Aiken while
Theta Chi Ken Seeborg recently
placed a ring on the finger of grad
Virginia Walker.
Kappa Sig’s have established a
stronghold at the AOPi house via
three new engagements. Joy
Miller and Lee Perry, Joan Nicli
ols and Ralph Rathjen, Joan Bur
kett and grad Craig Pearson add
to the ever increasing list.
Over by the Mill Race the ex
citement has centered around the
Gamma Phi house where four en
gagements have taken the spot
light. Jane Carson is now the
fiance of Jim Shaw, while Janet
Paulson wears the rings of Phi
| Psi Bob Skopil. Chi Psi Bill John
ston now has the only priority on
Elizabeth Weinzirl while Jackie
Watehorst was recently engaged
to Bill Hoak of Stanford.
Sigma Kappa’s have heralded
the engagement announcements of
Eleanor Butz, Carolyn Hill, and
Donna Lestico. The prospective
bridegrooms respectively, are
Frank Zak of Crescent City, Jim
Kenny, Pi Kap alum, and Howard
Rose of Springfield.
ADPi Hallie Sterling and Sig
Ep Wayne Roecker have replaced
pin with ring, while Ann Cuthbert
and William Baumen have very
definite plans for the future. Chi
O Janet Morrison and Phi Delt
Bill Lake also can be added to the
rapidly increasing engaged as can
Alpha Chi Omega Joan Abbett and
Dave Van Zandt, DG Janice Reid
and Phi Psi Duncan Liston.
Delta Zeta's Pat Hanson and
Joan Cavey recently broke the
news with the rings of Bill Putnam
from Klamath "Falls and Pi Kappa
Alpha Jim MeAlear, while Alpha
Xi Delt Alice Diehl and Bill Mar
shall have taken the big step.
Theta Jackie Austin and Phi Delt
Bob Lavey also joined the engage
ment parade as did Alpha Chi
Joan McPherson to Chi Psi Chuck
Rufner, and DG Phyllis Morgan to
Theta Chi Bruce Keller.
Recently engaged U.O. alums
include triDelt Nancy Stark
weather and Ken Downing of
Poi tland, DG Kathleen Sharp and
Sigma Chi Jerry Holland, and Al
pha Xi Delta Virginia Bonebrake
and Charles Weightman of Oak
Kesidents of Carson Hall are
feting the engagements of five
gills. Irene Jones and ATO Bob
White, Dorothy Thompson and
senior Milton Chase, Norma Noble
and Art Harrington from Los An
geles, Eileen Lemley and senior
Jack Cooley, and Bobby Jean Ellis
and Byron Scoggan from Dayton,
head the list of new fiances. La
verne Kelly of Hendricks Hall and
ATO Bob Kittleson complete the
latest engagement announcements.
1 ne majority ot the women
are working toward industrial
cd. I lie latter field is now about
art or art education. Little
noted. I he latter field is now
about equal for the sexes.
The AA School fits people for
professional work immediately, ac
cording to Dean Little. Training is
generalized and basic, with no
commercial art given.
For a particular field, further
work may be necessary in a special
ized' school. Information on these
schools amy be obtained at the
graduate placement office in Emerr
aid Hall, .Onthang stated.
Art majors at the University
may use their skill to beautify then
homes, or may, by originality,
make it pay in jobs on the side.
Full-time are work industrial de
signing, advertising, science illus
trating, and art education.
One part of industrial design, the
menfashion field is dominated by
women by about 10 to one, On
thank said.
Art education majors have been
very fortunate in getting good jobs
in grade and high schools, Miss Ida
M. Pope, teacher placement secre
tary, notes.
Last year we placed everybody
who wanted a position in this field.
Usually it is the larger schools that
offer these positions,” Miss Pope
Some women arc able to make
careers in architecture. Amang
gi aduates of Oregon who are now
successful architects are Mary
Alice Hutchins in Portland, and
Ebba Wicks, who has her office in
“Girls are less forceful in design
and less interested in the mechani
cal parts o fthe field,” Dean Little
explained as the reason why few
women major in this field. How
ever, he believes that women are as
creative as men.
“We have no girls who arc struc
tural majors,” he said. “But women
now have equal rights with men in
the architectural office.”
Women tend to go into two
phases of architecture, according to
Onthank. These are domestic ar
chitecture, a3 for a large firm, or
working for public agencies, as
housing projects.
Landscape architecture is an
other division with possibilities for
women, Onthank stated. Interior
decorating, also, is a wide open
Most jobs in the art and architect
tural fields must be sought, On
thank, points out. However, some
advertising firms are looking for
talented students. The AAA School
has no employment agency, but
places students when there are op
portunities to do so. Little said.
Your Fraternity Jeweler
Pins, Rings, Noveltie,*
Stationery, Programs
Send inquiries to
SO7 General Insurance Bldg.
Seattle, Washington
Mark McColm, Mgr.