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'1 •f i 1’, is K}^ Page 2 QUEENS BLUES October 5, 193s QUEENS BLUES Member North Carolina Collegiate Pre*» Association 1935 Member 1936 Ptssocialed Co!!e6ioie Press Distributor of 5^ate t Founded by the Class of 1922 Published Semi-Monthly by the Students of Queens-Chicora College Subscription Rate: $2.50 the Collegiate Year Tiiorburn Lillard Martha Petteway Agnes Stout, M.A., Ph.D. . STAFF Edito r-in-Chief ..Business Manager Faculty Advisor Martha Ware Pitts.. Margaret Calder- Helen Stroupe Adeline Kilgore EDITORIAL Assistant Editor News Editor Feature Editor Exchange Editor 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 BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Elizabeth Maynard Advertising Manager Isabelle Anderson Circulation Manager Ellen Kinghorn Assistant Circulation Manager ADVERTISING STAFF Jean Kent Early, Louise Morris, Dorothy Senn, Isabelle Anderson, Jane Wiley, Josephine Hackney Reporter* 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. OPEN FORUM Dear Editor: 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 family. 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. —A Boarder. 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. Campus Comment 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 grams. 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 standing. 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 up. 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 of 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

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