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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 28, 1939)
Love, Northeast halls increase women's dorm capacity to 370
Carrie Belle Raymond
hall is largest of three
units now completed
Years of dreaming and agitation
on the part of women's organiza
tions for proper housing facilities
for students have borne fruit, for
two weeks ego the first day for
moving into and living in Julia L.
Love Memorial, Carrie Bell Ray
mond, and Northeast halls finally
came for the 370 girls who will
make the dormitories their home
Other girls were moving into
Carrie Belle Raymond, the first
women's dormitory to be built.
The situation was not always thus
for in years back the girls as the
boys still do lived in university
supervised rooms. Loneliness and
poor adjustment to new manners
of life a by-product of the exist
ing system led women's organiza
tions to agitate for better living
Dreams begin to become real.
While talk cost nothing, funds
were hard to obtain, but in 1932
tiie castles In the air began to as
sume reality when Carrie Belle
Raymond built to honor a long
time instructor in the fine arts de
partment was erected and opened
to the girls.
Today, the three red brick, stone
trimmed buildings, characterized
by an atmosphere of charm and
dignity, stand as a living monu
ment to the dreams of those who
worked so that those who followed
them might live under better con
ditions than those which were pro
vided for the students of their day.
Inside, furnishings and colors
throughout the buildings have been
selected for harmonious combina
tions. The walls of the new units
are combinations of gray-green,
grayish tan and light coral.
Harmonious co'or combination.
Furniture in the main reception
or lounge rooms is done in bleached
walnut; the colors of the uphols
tery blending with the rust colored
nigs. Lighting fixtures are of light
Smaller lounges on each floor
have rugs of grey-green or rust
color with the upholstered furni-
Meals come from well-equipped
Eighteenth century Georgian Colonial architecture used in both th e
Julia L. love Memorial and
"Washing out" is a necessity in
a girl s residence.
vember 5. Northeast Hall the other
new unit will accommodate 108
Has many advantages.
Both of the new dormitory units
are efficiently planned to utilize
them to the fullest advantage. The
ground floor in the new units has
a laundry room and a shampoo
room both of which are fully
equipped. In addition the ground
floor in Northeast Hall has six
student rooms, all above ground;
a bathroom, an infirmary; and an
attractive lounge. Julia L. Love
Memorial Hall has large recreation
and study rooms, both of which
are available to students in both
The upper floors of both of the
new units are similar in plan and
arrangement. Parlors, kitchenette,
director's suite, student rooms and
a bathroom are found on the first
floor. The second and third floors
are given over to student rooms in
both residences. In addition to
student rooms these floors are
provided with charming lounges,
modern bathrooms, and well-
Hendy supervises program.
The residence hall program,
seeking to eliminate those features
which made the old system so bad,
is under the supervision of the so
cial director, Miss Katherine
Hendy. The program seeks to pro
mote mental and physical health,
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Miss Katherine Hendy, social
director, greets two students who
will live in the dormitories.
portunity to serve on a committee,
and is encouraged to take part in
house activities. Every resident is
eligible for election to some office
on the house council.
All of the girls living in the halls
are under the supervision of the
AWS board which governs all uni-
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ture done in keeping with the rest encourage schoiarsmp, aevewp
of the building. Lighting fixtures, qualities of leadership among the versity women. In addition all girls
except those in the main reception residents, and provide an aaequaxe are expected to obey certain spe
rooms are eighteenth century
Georgian colonial style.
A new glassed in sun-porch con
verted from the open porch at the
north end of Raymond Hall is
furnished with light grey-green
cariet rugs, wrought iron furni
ture, glass topped tables, and up-
social life. cial hall regulations which have
Miss Hendy, formerly assistant been set up.
dormitoiy counsellor at Stephens
College, is a graduate of North
Platte high school. She has at
tended Northwestern University,
Stephens College, and the Univer
sity of Nebraska. She holds two
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bolstered pieces. The bedroom oegrees irom eurB.
furniture is done in the same style Management of the all important
as that in Raymond Hall early of living housekeeping and
The two new units, similar in
cooking is under the direction of
Miss Hortense Allen. Misi Allen a
floor nlan and reneral character member of the university faculty, since Carrie Belle Raymond was
rioor pian ana general cnaracier built in 1932, are: the Christmas
Co-operation gives good program.
Co-operation, is the keynote in
the working out of a well balanced
program. The social program, for
example, which is worked out by
the girls with the advice and guid
ance of the social director con
tains formal dances, informal hour
dances, music at the dinner hour,
carols at Christmas and many
Listed among the traditional
parties, which have grown up
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since the dormitory system was
Girls do daily housework.
A high standard is maintained
party, the May morning breakfut,
senior dinner, and birthday din
ners. Informal pajama parties are
Girls participate in the regular
intramural tournaments, t our pri-
in both the preparation of meals vate tennis courts are provided for
have been planned so that each
has an individuality of its own.
Entrance from Carrie Bel!e Ray
mond to both units is provided by
closed heated passageways on the
first and ground floors.
Love hall houses 96.
The Julia L. Love Memorial,
housing 96 girls will be a perpetual
memorial to Julia L. Love, the
wife of Don L. Love. It was
through the generosity of Mr.
Love, former mayor and prominent dormitory units is a member of the dormitories hold 370 women.
All the comforts of home can be found In a typical single room.
and the execution of housework.
Maid service for weekly house
cleaning is provided, but the resi
dents are expected to clean their
own rooms every day.
those who like that sport. The
courts are behind the halls.
3 dorms house 370.
Now with the completion of the
two new units, the dreams of those
who agitated for better living
every glrl uvuig m u.c i-.-t'in nart. The three
citizen of Lincoln who made a gift
of $55,000 to supplement a PWA
grant, that those interested in bet
ter housing for women were en
abled to bring their dreams nearer
Present plans call for dedication
of the hall to be held at a formal
ceremony at 3 p. m. Sunday, No-
student organization. This organ
ization is planned and carried out
by the girls with the help and ad
vice of the social director. Policies
of the organization are formulated
by the group after they are pre
sented by house committees com
posed of officers elected by the
group. Every girl is given an op-
The remainder of the unaffili
ated women students still live in
university sponsored co-operative
houfes and university approved
boarding houses as do the ma
jority of the men. For these stu
dents the future holds a promise
or at least a hope that the prog
ress which has already been made
will be overshadowed by future
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