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Feature story for submission to The Eugene Daily Guard, the evening paper. My earnings were meager that January and I was worried. Once more I took a story to The Guard, rushing into the front office like a scared rabbit, leaving the copy on the counter, and dashing out. A day or so later I mustered sufficient courage to write to the city editor asking for employment. He did not hold out any hope unless the paper put on a university correspondent. I continued to go to the Allens on Thursdays and took odd jobs such as packing a trunk for a girl in a sorority house.
I had no acquaintances in Eugeneno Stevensons to turn to. But I knew I'd manage somehow. Page 10 2 Three things of value I took from high school: a half year in typing class, two years in a dressmaking course, and the experience of seeing my writings in print both in The Spectrum and in The Oregonian. Otherwise I was ill-prepared to attend a university and had to be given an entrance condition in mathematics. Upon reaching Eugene on September 12, 1915 I was escorted to the home of an attorney, Mr.
A day or so later I mustered sufficient courage to write to the city editor asking for employment. He did not hold out any hope unless the paper put on a university correspondent. I continued to go to the Allens on Thursdays and took odd jobs such as packing a trunk for a girl in a sorority house. In this way I managed to hang on. As my landlady wanted to rent my room to a regular boarder, I had to make another move. Verna Springer, a girl in nearby Spiller Hall, proposed we find a housekeeping arrangement together.