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March 24, 1937
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You see her walking briskly down
the hall in her bright, white uni
form doing any number of odd jobs
cheerfully, or perhaps offering some
sound advice to some homesick girl,
or efficiently performing her duties
as a nurse. You see her doing these
and numerous other things. No
doubt you remember the time you
fell and hurt your leg and she pa
tiently bandaged it, thus easing your
pain. Then there that week that
you had the flu and she prepared
such good suppers for you. You
are not the only one; she has done
it for countless others. She came to
Queens in 1930, and ever since then
she has been a vital part of the
college. One does not hear of the
many little things which she accom
plishes or the numerous deeds which
she does continually. There is only
one person who fits the above de
scription. All know her and love
her, and it is with pride that we
recognize Mrs. Wilson.
Published Semi-Monthly by the Students of Queens-Chicora College
Subscription Rate: $2.50 the Collegiate Year
Akkie Mae Brown
Agnes Stout, M.A., Pn.D..
Betty Gardjter Assistant Society Editor
Betsy TirrouEY Alumnae Editor
Marguerite Bupemax student Editor
JaXE ZiMMERMAX c^yy
Betty Hunter, Elaine Suber, Alice Timmons, Kay Spaeth, Analane
Chcars, Elizabeth Porter.
Camille Hunter Assistant Business Manager
Elizabeth Harms Advertising Manager
Dorothy Warrex Circulation Manager
Martha Stoher Assistant Circulation Manager
Betty Purser, Virginia Spoon_ Frances Stough.
Big Sisters! How much those two unassuming words can mean. There
are two distinct types of big sisters. One type is haughty, dominating,
and aloof; the other, helpful, considerate, and loyal. The freshman have
been extremely lucky in having the latter type for their “big sisters.” When
the lonely newcomers arrived^ the juniors were right on hand to welcome
them, answer their many questions, and “take them under their wing.^
During “rat” week, tlie juniors proved their loyalty in a big wav, and thus
made the freshmen feel that at least one class really liked them'and would
stick up for them. Also, our big sisters are most considerate. They even
let us beat them at basketball and that’s something! It is seldom that
you find such congenial sisters in every way, and though it is difficult to
express it in just so many words, the freshmen want the juniors to know
that we are grateful and are proud to call you “our big sisters.”
LET’S SUPPORT IT
There is an organization on our campus that has not received as much
attention as it deserves. It is open to every one; it does not require cer
tain scholastic averages of its members; it does not require regular attend
ance or collect dues, and it does not take sides in any campus contraversies
or elections. This is the Discussion Group as it is seen from the outside,
a student group completely democratic. Have you given it a fair trial to
see its real purpose of organization
It IS an organization that will bring our student body closer together
if you give it your support. It offers a place where students may meet
together and discuss and constructively criticize important phases of college
life. Doesn’t this give us a chance to decide together on the best solution
of our problems and to work them out together.»
Those who attend these meetings regularly have entered into the dis
cussions with a great deal of interest and sincerity, but the number is
comparatively small. Why not give your support.'’
WE MUST VOTE
many of us realize the importance of voting? We go about
complaining about the way things are done. Maybe that is human nature.
But something can be done about it. Perhaps the ones of us who do the
most complaining did not do our part in the last elections. Let’s consider
this in the future before criticising others.
Do we realize that in neglecting to vote we are showing a decided lack
of class and school spirit? The officers we elect are for us and for
our benefit. So it is up to us to see that some one of whom we are proud
and some one of ability is put into office. If we see this person in office
we will have no room to complain. Let’s show ourselves and vote one
hundred per cent at the next election. Shall we?
Having been requested to write a
few lines for the Open Forum of the
Queens Blues, I am going to confine
my remarks to things that would
effect the welfare of any one, wheth
er a member of the college group, or
any other group.
The first important thing for an
individual member of a group is to
ascertain clearly the expectations of
the group as a whole and of its in
dividual members. These expectations
are generally set forth in the laws
that have been exacted for the gov
ernment of the members of that par
ticular group. When once the laws
have been ascertained and the will of
tlie group has been made clear to
the individual, it is his privilege to
withdraw from the group, if not
satisfied with its regulations. If,
liowever, he remains as a member of
the group it is indicative of the fact
tliat he tactically accepts its laws as
the rule for his conduct, and the only
thing for his individual welfare and
the welfare of the whole is the strict
est obedience unto these regulations.
This should not be merely a strict
obedience, but a cordial obedience. A
great writer has recently declared
that the “greatest need of America
is tlie acceptance of and obedience to
law.” We believe that this is a true
statement. There have been some
very strange processes of reasoning in
dulged in recently. Such as: “If you
cannot enforce a law, it should be
stricken from tlie Statute Book.” I
believe that any body whose consti
tuency is in agreement witli the laws
own government can
made for its
enforce those laws.
Another important thing in the re
lation of an individual to a group is
the realization of the fact that every
member of the group has rights,
which should not be usurped by spe
cial granted to, or indulged in by
another member of the group. The
respect of the rights of others is
ssential to the welfare of the whole.
This is a day when the spirit of secur
ing, possessing^ and enjoying as many
things and as many privileges as it is
possible to secure is the rule. Too
often small attention is paid to the
means by W'hich possessions and priv
ileges are secured. Misrepresenta
tion, taking advantage of the ignor
ance of others, and the weakness of
others, offer avenues into the fields of
gain, privilege, and pleasure.
A code of the highest and most
exacting ethics, loyally adhered to, is
the only safe guard for the individual
against the temptation to secure
something at the expense of another,
The welfare of a group depends
upon the welfare of each and every
member of that group, and no mem
ber can be deprived of his rights in
order to secure the greater privileges
of others, and have the group, as a
whole, to be in a state of well being.
Therefore, the study life’s relation to
others, especially in relation to the
group of which we are a member, and
the striving to co-operate with the
other members in that group for the
welfare of the whole will guarantee
the fullest welfare of the individual.
W. H. FRAZER.
Marian Sims, author of “World
With a Fence,” takes up a sadly
neglected theme in her new novel
“Call It Freedom.” It tells what
happens to a young, attractive and
intelligent divorcee who is tied to her
home by her child. The story starts
in the summer of 1935 just after
Martlia Freer has returned to he
liome in a small southern city, from
Reno. She makes a brave attempt
to take up her life v/here she left
off, hut she finds it very hard to buck
the round of parties, dances, and gos
sip that are a part of the lives of
many of her friends. Accepting and
giving parties is also very difficult
because most of the attractive men
are married and Martha is too sen
sible and fine to monopolize some
one else’s husband. Mrs. Sims has
written a wonderful story about
woman who finds herself through he
own troubles. She expertly analyses
the characters of the people in the
medium-sized city. She represents
every southern type, young and old.
They make a wonderful background
for Martha and her problems. “Call
It Freedom” will again single Mrs
Sims out as a writer wdiose novels
Marian Sims is a native of Dalton,
Georgia, but she is now a resident
of Charlotte. She is the author of
“The World with a Fence,” “Morn
ing Star,’’ and many short stories.
As her mother was from New Eng
land, Mrs. Sims say that the com
bination of “a New England con
science and Southern lethargy has
run me ragged all my life.” Her pet
phobia is having her picture taken
although she is most attractive. She
married a lawyer, Frank Sims, in
1927 and moved to Charlotte. They
are both very much interested in the
Little Theater, of which Mr. Sims is
president. Mrs. Sims likes to read,
play bridge, golf, swim, and to work
in the garden. Strutliers Burt has
said to her; “You have, dear as a
bell, at least six major novelistic vir
tues: vigor and gusto, characteriza
tion, sympathy, and perspective; the
rarest of all feminine gifts, a wry
and rough and masculin
We understand that “Trip” prefers
a “T” model to a streamline car-
And there’s that tall blond at the
What really happened this past
Some women like a man that
truckles to them—a beau that bends
tlie way that he is pulled. But on our
campus tile thing most needed is
not a bow, but a bayonet.
good things must end.
We understand that Grace doesn’t
like rats—but, “Rat.”
A “Cookie” seems the only rem
edy for Frances’ sprained ankle.
“Giiiny” seems to
‘Purdy” well lately.
What kind of a Locke do you have
out Kingston way, Sarah?
don’t get caught by
Marg, really you should go just so
far when celebrating your birthday.
Hunter seems to like ’em
Jane Ellen, how’s the garage busi
ness these days?
What’s all this about Mary Lib’s
mind changing over night, over Bill,
over Greensboro way, over the past
It seems that we have some new
additions to our student body; name
ly, Pearl Button, Emma Glutz, and
Stinky McNasty. For formal intro
ductions see Sara Kelly Lillard.
Martha, can you get a Saddle(r)
at Paw Creek?
Betsy, teach us how. Six tickets
(at 40c each) are a lot to sell to two
poor defenseless boys.
At least Davidson letters start off
good. For instance “Dearest Sweet
Jane, don’t “Crow” too much or
- Ruth might come to his senses.
Lil,” how can we tell which is
the man of the hour? Make up your
Life s Facts and Fancies
in this old world of ours
Is only what you make it—
A thing is either good or bad,
It’s all in how you take it.
Why the sudden
desire to go to
Mac, how is your
“Pidge,” don’t you want any
Moore of it?
Jhe skies above may all seem gray,
But the sun will soon be shining,
So just remember that every cloud
Must have its silver lining. '
If things go wrong from day to day,
Just strive and believe again.
For if you want the rainbow,
You must first have had the rain.
Success means many different things
To some it means but gold
To others it’s to learn to live—
To seek and find one’s soul.
Ihe days are “Sonny” noWj Dellj so
don’t get Hackney-ed.
Ihere is a very important ques
tion (that has been troubling us for
quite a while, and we want to put
it before the whole student body. It
is; Why is a jelly bean?
Will Alice get her “Scooter” while
We hear that Betty Purser doesn’t
feel so “Punk” lately.
Elaine, don’t let your guest cap
ture the heart of “Tommy.”
really do appreciate
I wonder if Hampden-Sydney is
on the way to Norfolk.