"Ol" John's picture gallery in the MU shoe shine shop. On the day that this photo was taken three alumni visited John Hines and looked at his bulletin board featuring pictures of men in service throughout the world, including fighter pilot, Marion Carl (just above John's finger) When John left OSC in 1946 he had accumulated more than 3000 images, most of which were given to the Alumni Association. Photo was used on cover of the Oregon Stater, March 1944.
The woman pictured third from right is Ruth Nomura. Ruth Nomura, born in Portland in 1907, was one of the first Japanese Americans to be born in Oregon. She was also the first Nisei woman from Portland to attend Oregon State Agricultural College. Enrolling in 1926, Nomura graduated in 1930 with a B.S. in Home Economics.