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October 5, 193s
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Published Semi-Monthly by the Students of Queens-Chicora College
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Agnes Stout, M.A., Ph.D. .
Martha Ware Pitts..
Mary Wilson Society Editor
Henrietta Henderson Alumnae Editor
Jean Orr. Assistant Alumnae Editor
Dorothy Senn Sports Editor
Mary Louise Davidson Bay Student Editor
Eleanor Carr Assistant Bay Student Editor
Mary Cutirie Copy Reader
Frances Query Proof Reader
Elizabeth Maynard Advertising Manager
Isabelle Anderson Circulation Manager
Ellen Kinghorn Assistant Circulation Manager
Jean Kent Early, Louise Morris, Dorothy Senn, Isabelle Anderson, Jane
Wiley, Josephine Hackney
Margaret Anderson, Lura Coffey, Lillian Smith, Sue Maulin, Rachel
McLean, Lois Wilson, Eugenia Laffitte, Loise Thompson,
Elizabeth Calder, Georgia Underwood.
THE PURPOSE OF OUR GENERATION
You and I live in an interesting world today. We are history in the
making. Men gather in the political centers of the world and seek to solve
the problems of the world, strive to untangle the political knots that men
have somehow managed to tie about the world. And no one knows what
will be the oiztcome. Will Mussolini “step back gracefully through some
secret door”.'' Will he be forced to fight to save the face of his land? Will
he be removed from power by the same mighty mob hand which put him
there? Will men know world peace or world war within the next month?
Man knows the questions, but the answers are known only by the “Sphinx”.
Yet one thing is true. The fate of the world is in the end determined
by one particular grou])—tlie new leaders who eacli year come into
prominence and give new ideas and new solutions to the men who have been
directing world thought and action. And those new leaders come from
the youth of nations—that new generation which is you and I.
We do have a prominent and important role to play. Our opinions
are to influence a world! Perhaps that world will be the six continents of
the Old and New Worlds. Maybe that world will be a great busine.ss con
cern or only a small one. Perhaps your center of influence will be some
small town. Maybe mine will be a village street. That we cannot say, but
tills we know by all the laws of averages—that whatever our world may be,
the influence.s we exert there will in turn be felt in the great international
world. How you arid I think will be the trend of world thought as our
generation comes into power.
Such is the purpose of our generation. May we be as great as the
problcm.s of the world demand.
Aren’t we proud of ail the im
provements on the campus this year?
Never have I seen quite so many
mouths fly open as I did when the
girls returned this year. Of course
the first thing to catch one’s eye was
the new furniture in Burwell Hall.
That spot which had been an eye
sore to all of us for the last few
years had been changed as if by
magic, to a most attractive reception
room. Lovely, comfortable lounges
and chairs had transformed the en
trance into an inviting spot for Satur
day night dates.
The first person I saw after I ar
rived on the campus was Mrs. Wilson
who was simply beaming with pride.
And no wonder, when one has seen
the infirmary shining with new wall
paper inside and fresh paint outside,
I have a sneaking suspicion that class
cuts will not prove quite so valuable
this year as they have previously.
Walking up to North from the in
firmary, I barely escaped being stepped
on by girls who were holding their
heads so high they didn’t see me.
They had just finished displaying
the dormitory rooms to friends and
I think I am expressing the senti
ments of the entire student body
when I say that I feel Queens-Chicora
girls have as attractive a place to live
as any college girl in the South. Let’s
keep it this way.
JUST SO MUCH INK
IT TAKES CO-OPERATION
Co-operation, according to Webster’s Dictionary,, is the association or
collective action of persons for their common benefit; concurrent effort or
contribution. Co-operation is essential in any civilized community, including
the college community.
By co-operating, I do not mean working with the teachers alone in
their efforts to instruct us, though, of course, that is important and primarily
the thing for which we came to college. But it is not the only thing that
calls for our co-operation.
From the first minute we came to Queen’s campus, there has been a
genuine effort made to help us feel at home and to entertain ns. There
have been parties, picnics, receptions, and teas. All of these have called
for our co-operation, an effort on our part to make a contribution to the
general entertainment. Have we co-operated in this part of our college life?
We all know that athletics call for co-operation. Freshmen, you’ll see
some real co-operation on the nights of interclass basketball tournaments.
However, you’ll probably be putting on Exhibit A yourselves.
Another excellent opportunity for our co-operation as well as for our
entertainment and cultural advancement has been offered us by the Little
Theater, the Charlotte SjTnphony, Concert Association, and the Kryl
Symphony Band which is to be presented in our own auditorium on October
26. By giving our support to these organizations we are not only co-operat-
mg with the city of Charlotte, we are also providing ourselves with many
hours of profitable entertainment.
Scholastically, socially, athletically, and culturally—these are only four
of the many ways in which we may co-operate during our year at Queens
Lets do our best and make the most of our time and our opportunities.
DO YOU FEEL I’HE CHALLENGE
There is something exciting about the month of October. There is
^methmg in the very air of October days which seems a challenge to men
Have you ever felt it? ^
I often think of a person who has lived a gallant, unselfish, and happy
The Musical America for September
carried this paragraph: “Lamar
Stringfleld showed what he Can do,
both as composer and conductor, on
Saturday evening, August 17, on
N. B. C., when he led his own strik
ing suite. Moods of a Moonshiner, fine
as to material and instrumentation,
and Sibelius’ Finlandia. It was a
pleasure to hear this piece played
without those distortions which many
conductors have read into it. And
Mr. Stringfield’s North Carolina play
ers proved to be more than com
petent.” At the time of this writ
ing Stringfleld has not reconsidered
his resignation. It is hoped that by
the time you see this in print he
will be back with the orchestra and
both will be in Charlotte for tliose
eight concerts we were promised. The
orchestra needs him and North Caro
lina needs them both.
Speaking of music did you know
that Grace Moore and Lawrence
Tibbet are back on the air? Miss
Moore sings every Monday night over
WSOC at 9;.30. Lawrence Tibbet is
on Tuesday nights at 8:30 over WBT.
If we can believe the publicity agents
for the two major broadcasting com
panies we will he more than amply
supplied with good music this winter.
Big Toron and Heywood Broun’s It
Seems To Me. If you have been
taking McIntyre with your morning
coffee for years as I have. The Big
Town will come as a blessing to you.
It is O. O. at his best. FIcywood
Broun’s book comes as a mild sur
prise. He is heaven’s gift to the
Socialists, and, in fact, to all losing
causes. He writes like a big bear
but when he goes on the air he is
just an ordinary family man with a
heart of pure gold. If he had been
elected to Congress I feel sure he
could have swung any issue with that
pleasing voice of his. Perhaps that
was what the voters of New York
were afraid of.
Due to the success of While Rome
Burns the publishing houses have
been flooded with books consisting of
the selected articles of columnists. The
two most promising books under this
category are O. O. McIntyre’s The
Anderson M. Baton is a collector
with a sense of humor. He spends
his spare time devouring Shakespeare
for modern slang. Flere are a few of
his prize collections: “Dead as a Door
nail”, “Done Me Wrong”, “Beat It”,
“Go Hang Yourself”, “I Plope To
Frame Thee”, “How You Do Talk”,
and “Not So Hot.” “And not so bad
for the Bard”, saith I.
I never saw so many attractive
girls on Queens campus before—one
hundred and fifty-seven of them—
alert and interested in Queens. They
have even paid their budget fees!
Margaret Land, from Chester, has
very appropriately been elected stunt
night chairman. You remember how
good she was last year in “Madame
Butterfly.” She commuted to Char
lotte every week to take dramatics
from Miss King. Another freshman
that has already shown her leader
ship is Jane Wallace Davis. She has
much executive ability and has been
elected chairman of the freshman
class. Margaret Anderson, a junior
transfer from Tennessee, is an ex
cellent short story writer and is a
fine addition to Queens.
Speaking of new additions. Dr.
Kratz is the most valuable Queens
has had in many years. She had
such a hard position to fill—that of
our beloved Dr. Blair. But already
she lias taken quite a place in every
one’s heart. She has more energy
than any one on the campus and it is
always such happy energy. Her
grand sense of humor tides over so
much that could be almost tragic.
Wonder why a program chairman
hasn’t been appointed? Last year the
student chapel period was made so
interesting by the variety of pro
The same idea ought to be carried
over and used this year. Dr. Aber
nathy is certainly to be commended
for her suggestion and effort for the
Thursday chapel. Miss Marion Fra
zer, whom most of the day students
remember and love. Dr. Oren Moore,
and Dr. Sylvia Allen will speak dur
ing the year.
Lincoln Steffens tells this one on
Frederick C. Howe, the reformer, “It
is related of Flowe that when lie
had laid the finished manuscript of
his autobiography proudly before his
wife, and she had read it, she looked
up at him with the humor that
is all hers and said, ‘But Fred, weren’t
you ever married?’”
Who Is T^his StudeMt?
Newcomers to our campus ask
about the petite blonde with t'ne in
dividual, independent curls—a sunny,
laughing person. Old girls sense
with pride her forceful spirit and
rich influence. A personality com
manding and sincere, making and
holding friends with bonds of under
She has accomplished remarkable
feats in the fields of journalism and
student government. The very es
sence of activity, and yet her scho
lastic standing has never wavered.
Realizing these qualities Alpha Kap
pa Gamma chose her as a member.
A girl of contrasts, capable and
capricious . . . loyal and lovable
. . dimpled, but determined. A
small girl with bows in her hair, be
having with the dignity of a grown
Whether at May Court walking
gracefully in ruffles, or leading with
reverence the devotionals at S. C. A.
meetings, she is the top.
Another school in another place
doesn’t realize that it has lost a
girl who might some day make the
school famous. But its loss is Queen
Chicora s gain. And are we proud.
^ If we could turn the wheels of
time and look on the future of this
girl, I am sure we would find that no
matter how she might be tested, she
would still be the true embodiment
of the Queens-Chicora ideals.
The reception room really looks
like a reception room now. The fur
niture is quite elegant looking and
yet it is also very comfortable. In
fact it is so comfortable every one
wants to sit in it. Even new maids
were hired to keep it clean! Let
us try to co-operate because you
know it does make such a good im
pression on visitors coming to the
college. And it make us feel so
much better to pass an attractive
place than one that is messy. Grover
has the spirit of the place. Haven’t
you noticed the lovely bowl of flow
ers always on the table? She is
the one who has the thoughtfulness
to bring them.
What a relief rushing is over. Now
we can get down to real college life.
This strained relationship is over. The
upper classmen have started treating
the freshmen as students and not as
angels. While rushing is a lot of fun,
that is not the spirit of college. More
interest is now in the student activ
ities. A normal life can be led
without having to be six places at
the same time.
life as I live these autumn days. The soil is yielding so many rich and
substantial harvests in October. The world and the very spfrit of the
month seem to be zestful and active and purposeful after the lush carefree
playtime days of June and July-the youth or the “teens” and “twenties”’
of the year. The trees have reached full bloom and a richer and deen
maturity. And as October passes, those trees turn brilliant Renaissance
lues a sort of reward, perhaps, for the coolness and beauty that they gave
to June and July and to all mankind. And too, the days have a p 00!^
decp_ brightness-a brightness as vivid as that sudden flush
sky just before twilight comes.
Is it strange then that Octobe.
IS unusual that men should begin their work witn ra
new enthusiasm for your work and realize
Clare Hazel is now in New York
^ studying dramatics. She had several
offers to pose for advertisements—
one of these was “Listerine”'—
appropriate because she was “hipp^'i
on the subject.” Not yet announced,
hut it is whispered around that Lib
Cassels is to be married before long-
Mary Pope Murray is to be married
this fall—you remember the lovely
engagement ring she wore after the
Easter holidays last year. But have
you seen Frances Smith’s ring?
is the most unusual I have ever seen.
in a sunset
days are a challenge to mortals? Is
k'ob.:?.;., ■' “I >'■■>« t- Ike th„„
All Tuesday afternoons have been
given over to athletics. Each y^^^
more and more interest is taken m
athletics out here—one can swini>
play tennis, take archery, hike, base
ball, basket-ball, and go horse-back
riding. The grand thing about all
this is that it is not only for the
proficient, but instruction is offered
in each one. Miss Henderson is also
trying to make arrangements for i>s