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1 QUEENS BLUES Vol No. kq QUEENS-CHICORA COLLEGE, CHARLOTTE, N. C. March 24, 1937 International Club Convention Here 1. R C. Entertains Delegates From Many Surrounding Colleges Three Go To A. A, U. W. Meet The International Relations Club held a convention yesterday at Queens Chicora College. The theme of the conference was “The Threat To , Modern Peace.” The program for the day was as follows: Registration from 2:30 until 3:00 o’clock; welcome address by K. V. Kennedy, professor of social science at Queens, at 3:00 o’clock; discussion from 3:15 to 4:00 o’clock on the subjects, “Conflicts in the Far East” under Edna Furman’s direc tion. “Restlessness of Governments in Europe,” under Jimmy Wagoner, and “Trade Barriers’’ under Helen West. After the discussion groujis were dismissed, coffee was served in Chi Omega sorority house. Those serv ing were Jean Kent Early, Margaret Calder, Susan Harrill, and Eleanor Alexander. The conference closed last night with a banquet held at Thacker’s at ():00 o’clock for the delegates. Judge Fred B, Helms was speaker for the evening. Representatives from for- countues -vere Ed Ellis from Persia, Kenneth Scott from China, Harvey Ross from Mexico, Louise Crane from Africa, and Charlie Bix- - ler from Brazil. Special guests in- eluded Mrs. R. V. Kennedy, Mrs. Virginia Miller Agnew Dr. Minnie Almira Graham, and Miss Alma T. Edwards. The Queens-Chicora chapter of 1- R. C. is headed by Henrietta Henderson. Rachel Boyleston is vice- president, Jane Ellen Taylor is secre tary, and Martha Grace Hood is treasurer. Choose Officers Of Pan-Hellenic Miss Alma T. Edwards, Dr. Lu- ciclle Delano, and Dr. Minnie Almira, CJraliarn, three, of the Queens-Chicora College faculty, have just returned from Savannah, Georgia, where they attended the hiennial convention of the ,‘Vmerican Association of Univer sity Women. At this meeting Dr. Delano, head of the Spanish depart ment at Queens, was elected secretary [)f the national organization. This is one of the most important educational events in the country and 's usually held in June. This year, these outstanding women educators convened in March because of the well-lcnown beauty of Savannah’s mil- 'ions of azeleas and japonicas in l)loom. All of the topics discussed were of an educational nature, and lec tures were given by such famous American women as Dr. Meta Glass, president of the Association and president of Sweetbriar College in Virginia; Dr. Virginia Gildersleeve, dean of women at Barnard College, Columbia University; Dean Vogt of Mills College; Dr. Gallagher, liead of the history de])artment at Goucher College; Miss Hackey of the phil osophy department of Harvard Uni versity; and Mrs. Mary A. Beard, eminent historian. Besides tlie various discussions held during the day, there were several night entertainments for those attend ing the convention. The Savannah chapter of American Association of University Women S]K)nsorcd a performance of the well- known play, “Heaven Bound,’’ writ ten and acted by negroes and de picting the negro’s idea of people ■ntcring the gates of Heaven and showing the devil standing at one side, side-tracking some on their way in. Tlie delegates were en tertained also by a presentation of The Modern Dance by a group of X.B.C. Guild artists. Mary Currie Elected Student President May Day Motif Is Selected Japanese G^arden Is Scene Of This Year’s Tribute To Spring She Defeats Two Opponents Wiley and McDonald In Final Vote Officers for the 1937-1938 year of Pan-Hellenic have been chosen. The offices rotate down Sorority Row. The new officers are: president, Pidge Laffitte, president of Alpha Delta Pi; vice-president, Harriet Truesdale, president of Alpha Gam ma Delta; secretary, Lynch Crocket, president of Alpha Delta Theta. New president of Chi Omega has not yet been elected, but the office of treas urer of Pan-Hellenic will autoraatic- ally go to her. Retiring officers a^e; president, Martha Petteway; vice-president, Isabel Turner; secretary Dorothy Senn; and treasurer, Nancy Mclver. Linnean Club To Give Silver Tea At the last monthly meeting of the Pinnean Club held on Wednesday March 10, the members deceided to ?ive a silver tea at the home of Alice Parker, president of the club, some time in April. V’arious members, who will chosen later, will serve, attired in flower-colored dresses. The object uf this tea is to obtain money for the purpose of furthering a project to beautify portions of the campus grounds. Day Students To Give Party Soon 'I.oise Thompson^ president of the day students, announced that the April shower for the Day Student House will be held Tuesday night, April 13, at eight o’clock. The party is being given by the old student council in honor of the newly elected council. The entire student body is invited to attend. Each student is requested to bring a shower gift for the Day Student House. In order to prevent un necessary duplications, a list of the desired furnishings will be posted so that each girl or group of girls may sign for the gift they intend to give. Committees are as follows; invita tion, Sue Mauldin and Catherine Mar shall; decorations, Jane Wiley, and Betty Hunter; refreshments, Martha Johnston, and Ruth Morrison; enter tainment, Doris Gambrell and Hen rietta Henderson. Presidents Attend Meet Old and New Student Heads Orr and Currie To Go To Spartanburg Beginning tomorrow^ March 26, and continuing through Saturday, March 27, Jean Orr and Mary Cur rie, retiring president and incoming l)r(sidcnt of the Queens-Chicora stu dent body respectively, will attend a a conference at Sl)artanburg, S. C. A tentative program included ad dress's by Dr. Gwathney, ])resident of Converse College, Spartanburg, S. Dr. Theodore Jack, president Randoll)h-Macon College, I.ynchburg, Virginia, and Dean Virginia Thomas of Greenville Women’s College, Greenville, S. C. The purpose of the conference is to bring up problems of every-day col lege life and to discuss them in groujJS, in order to get the best solu tion possible for them. Several is sues to be discussed this year are ‘Scope of Student Government,” “Technique of Presidency^’’ “Expul sion,” “Orientation,” and “Special Discussion for Colleges with Sorority and Co-educational Problems.” The two reijrescntatives from Queen have asked that several prob- kms he discussed in the Open Forum sessions. It has become a custom for the old and new' president of our student body to attend these conferences to- gether. Seniors To Have Their Week Soon be Don Richardson is planning to take his Civic Orchestra and an octette from the Choral Club on several short trips to present pro grams in various cities in North Carolina and South Carolina during the month of April. Jimmy Wagoner, president of the Senior Class, announced this week that Senior Week this year would be from A})ril 29 through May 1. During that week, the seniors will wear their jackets for the first time; on Wednes day of tliat week, the seniors will hold chapel. 'j’he chapel program will consist of reading of the Class History by Sara Hunsucker, class historian; Class Poem, by Catherine Sims, class ]>oet; I.ast Will and Testament, by Helen Stroupe, class lawyer; and the Prophecy by I.oise Thompson, class prophet. On April 8, the Kiwanis Club of Charlotte will entertain the seniors at luncheon, an annual event, at the Chamber of Commerce. On April 29, the annual Junior-Senior prom will be held at the college. During Senior Week, parties will be given by the other classes for the seniors. The motif of the May Day Cele bration this year, to be presented on May 7 on the front of Queens-Chi cora cam])us, will depict a Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival. The theme idea will be the arrival of the Spirit of Cherry Blossoms. Japanese chil dren dressed in typical colored robes of the country will await her arrival in a Japanese garden decorated with a rustic bridge entwined with wis teria and iris. The parts of the Japanese children will be portrayed by the students of the Physical Ed ucation department. Miss Martha Petteway will reign over the May Day festival. Her gown will be fashioned after the dress worn by the Queen of the Tournament-of- Roses at Pasadena, California. The makl-of-honor, Miss Martha Lib Alexander, will wear a model of ;lream-bluc of mousseleine-de-soie. The attendants will wear dresses of mousseleine-de-soie ap])liqued with the same material over taffeta slips bordered with contrasting grosgrain ribbon. Tlie colors will be shell ])ink, dream blue, maize, and aqua marine. Those attending the May Queen will be Misses Elizabeth Gammon, Jane Wiley, Elizabeth Maynard, Johnny Walker, Margaret Calder, Brooksie Folger, Anne Pease, Jean Orr, Annie Laurie McClendon, Sally McDowell, Catherine Meares, Grace Clark, Frances S t o u g h, Margaret Jager, Marjorie Poole, Nancy Hov- is, Rebecca Cooke, Betty Fayssoux, Helen Jenkins, Sara Walker, Thor- burn Lillard, Helen Williams, Mar tha Wise Alexander, and Nancy Phil lips. Last Tea Given By Pan-Hellenic Mrs. Virginia Miller Agnew, dean of women, and the Pan-Hellenic Council of Queens-Chicora College entertained March 19 at the fourth find last of a series of teas in Bur- well Hall on Queens-Chicora campus. At the door were Miss Winnie Fra zer, Mrs. Hunter Marshall, Mrs. Mc Alister Carson, and Miss Mary Whar ton. Receiving were Mrs. Agnew, Dr. William H. Frazier, president of the college Dr. S. E. Byrd, Miss Martha Petteway, president of Pan- Hellenic Association, Miss Eugenia I.affitte, who will succeed Miss Pette way as Pan-Hellenic president, and members of the Queens-Chicora fac ulty. Mrs. Fred B. Helms and Mrs. G. H. Petteway, both of Charlotte, pre sided over the tea table. Serving were members of the six national sororities on the campus, mainly: Marguerite Buffani from Chi Omega, Frances Marian O’Hair from Alpha Delta Pi, Harriet Truesdale from Alpha Gamma Delta, Harriet Brown from Alpha Delta Theta, and Mary Louise Davidson. Table decorations included a cen terpiece of red japonicas and white tapors. Invitations were extended to 190 Queens-Chicora alumnae and friends of the college. On Thursday, March 18, Mary Cur rie, daughter of Reverend and Mrs. W. P. M. Currie of Wallace, North Carolina, was elected president of the Queens-Chicora student body for 1937-1938 after she had defeated her opposing candidate, Jane Wiley, in the finals. The three nominees for the office of president of the student body were: Josephine McDonald, of Ham let, N. C.; Jane Wiley of Charlotte, nnd Mary Currie of Wallace. Nomi nations were open to popular vote on Tuesday, March 16. From all the nominations, those three receiving the greatest number of votes were the final nominees. On Wednesday, March 17, the three candidates were voted upon, and there was the elimination of Jose phine McDonald^ with Mary Currie and Jane Wiley receiving the greatest number of votes. In the final election on Thursday, Mary Currie received the greatest number of votes. At the regular chapel period and ])receeding the election on Wednes day, campaign speeches were made by the following managers: Helen Jordan, for Mary Currie; Josephine Hackney, for Josephine McDonald; and Nancy Mclver for Jane Wiley. The nominees proceeded their cam paign managers with short speeches; and Miss Currie, who was the first speaker, in concluding the statement of her policies to the student body, said, “These are my sincere beliefs concerning the policies of Queens- Chicora College, and should I be elected president of the student body, I would strive, to the best of my ability to uphold these policies and (Continued on page four) Music Contests Are Held Here The Southern district of the Fed eration of Music Clubs held a district contest liere at (Queens-Chicora Col lege on Saturday, March 20. This '•ontest was under the direction of Miss Mabel Little of Gastonia, junior chairman of the Federation, and Mrs. Grady Ross of Charlotte, state coun sellor. Those taking part in the piano, voice, and violin divisions of the contest numbered 174 grammar school and high school students. Among them was an orchestra of thirty-seven children from Salisbury and a choir of fifteen children from Belmont. Gontest Winner Awarded Prize Winner of the freshman song con test was announced last Thursday, March 18, in a freshman class meet ing after chapel by Marguerite Buf- fam, president of the freshman class. Virginia Smith, whose song is sung to the tune of “Clementine^” was awarded the prize, which was a large box of candy. Others who entered the contest were Alice Dobson, Elizabeth Green, Henrietta Mclver, and Georgie Hurt.