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January 31, 1940
Do You Know
I What’s What?
lONE FRIEND TO ANOTHER I QUEENS BLUES
Our campus choice for this week
was born in Syracuse, N. Y., on
August 31. The exact year of her
birth remains a mystery to the stu
dents of Queens, for she is a mem
ber of the faculty. Dr. M. Dorisse
Howe has spent most of her life
on college campuses, for she was
practically born on one. Her father
was, and still is, a professor of En
gineering at Syracuse University.
Having finished her public school
education at Central High School in
Syracuse, “Teacher”, as she has been
named by some of her “fond” stu
dents, attended Syracuse University
There she received her A.B. and M.A
degreees. At the University of Chi
cago, Teacher received her Ph.D. de
gree in botany. Not satisfied after
having done all this work, she studied
at Geneva, Switzerland, and Cornell
university. She also spent two sum
mers at the Maine Laboratory of
New Hampshire university off Ports
mouth. New Hampshire at the Isles
Teacher has been at Queens col
lege for five years, and so far as
we can gather, she still likes the
place. She insists that her interest in
botany dates back to the time when
she was a little tot. While in col
lege, however, her liking was more
for French and designing than bot
When asked to name her pet likes
and dislikes, she had so many that
the lists seemed endless. Among the
pet likes are good music, cold weather,
ferns, botany, chocolate, photography,
knitting, dogs, corned beef and cab
bage, and the color blue. Among
her dislikes are elderberry pies, black-
eyed peas, hot weather, lazy stu
dents, turnip greens, .washing dishes
and chewing gum (when heard or
Teacher also reads the funny pa
per (imagine a dignified teacher read
ing such stuff). Her favorite comic
strip is Dick Tracy. Her two favorite
playmates (and she has playmates,
too) are her baby niece, Irene, and
her dog, Donna, a huge collie. If you
ask her she will tell you some very
interesting stories about Donna.
One of the most active personalities
on the campus. Teacher is a member
of Sigma Mu of which she is secre
tary-treasurer; Camera club, Stu
dent Christian association, and former
member of Alpha Kappa Gamma
She was also the class sponsor of
last year’s senior class.
Slie says that one of her most
unusual experiences was when she
encountered a drunk man who asked
her which way was up.
Of course it always rains when
Teacher takes one of her loving
classes on a weekend trip. Last spring
she took her Botany class to Linville
Falls and the whole gang went
searching for posies all day in a
downpour of r.ain and spent all night
playing Chinese checkers.
One of Teacher’s great desires is
to have good movies come spaced
so she will have time to see them
She would like to have the days
longer and more numerous.
Our subject’s favorite joke is: The
way to keep an Englishman happy
in his old age is to tell him lots of
jokes when he is young. (She said
to think about it a while and you
will get it.) She tells another one
about an Englishman who came to
America and asked a man what they
did with all their food. He said, “We
eat what we can and what we can’t
eat we can.” He went home and told
his wife that those witty Americans
said they' ate all they could and
what they couldn’t eat they could!
* When Teacher retires she plans
to raise dogs and have a green
house. Here’s a tip to everyone
(Continued on Page Four.)
Have you noticed the new im
provements in Burwell Hall? Even
if you have seen them as I know
V'ou must have, you may not know
the history behind the gifts. There
s a great deal of history attached to
The mirrors and pictures were all
^iven by Mrs. Mary Johnson Clark
If you go first into the middle par
'or you will find on ymur left a por
trait of a young boy. This is of Mrs.
Clark’s grandfather when he was a
child. The two children on the other
side of the door are a copy of a
Murilla, the original of which hangs
n a Munich art gallery. The land
scape over the fireplace is one of
particular beauty, the sunset and
other gold tints in the picture being
made of pure gold dust.
Going from the middle parlor into
Gamma we find on the right hand
side a picture of a tower with a
clock in it. Before the Civil war
;his clock used to keep time. How-
ver, when Sherman marched through
Lhe south his men used this picture
iS a target and the mechanics of
die clock were ruined. The holes
in the canvas of this picture were
nade by bullets shot at it. The
portrait of a lady on the other side
of the room is Mrs. Owen Graham, a
former alumna of Queens and at
one time president of Peace col
The mirror in this room was also
the victim of Sherman’s abuse. He
took it down with the intentions of
taking it up north, but it weighs
over a ton and he found it was too
heavy to transport, so in pure dis
gust he and his soldiers walked all
over the face of the mirror.
On the other side of the room is
a picture of Mr. Plummer, the first
president of the Synod of North
Over the radio is a small picture
of Queen Charlotte, the British Queen
for whom Charlotte and also Queens
college were named.
Over the piano is a picture of the
)ld Female Institute formerly situ
ted on Collgee street.
In Pi is a copy of the “Sistine
Madonna” which was given to the
:chool by the North Carolina Pres
It may be interesting to note that
X portrait of Robert E. Lee and
me of Jackson hang exactly oppo
site to the relics of Sherman’s march.
Tlie lamps in the hall were also
given by the Presbyteries and the
furniture by the alumnae. Also one
of Holman Hunt’s pictures of Christ,
given by the students to Dr. Blake
ly, hangs in his office.
The first effort to improve Bur-
well hall was started about five
.^ears ago by the faculty and stu-
lent body. A large dinner was given
it which money was raised to make
the red drapes which were hung in
he parlors. The alumnae also aided
In refurnishing the rooms.
Well, Christmas has come and gone and a swell
time was had by all. The same cannot be said of
I was down by Blair the other day and the
Man Who Comes Around” certainly did do it
often. Almost as much r-^s “Johnny”. Oh! Oh!
The mailman was sagging with bags of hiero
glyphic-covered messages from good old “Texas”,
who is way down almost south of the border.
During the slightly extended vacation. Miss
Jones got as far south as the birds and Jack-
son, Miss.—Which is almost “Mammy” Isaacs’
home town. Incidentally, Miss Isaacs is conduct
ing jitterbug classes daily. (Adv.)
Mildred Thomas, who is an Alpine yodelcr
at heart, can talk forevcrly and cleverly. But,
it really takes Julia E. to get all thrilled about
the “Queen’s Quill.” Her enthusiasm should help
the magazine a lot
There must be something to it, because every
time I see Jane Grey I think she’s sweet and de
mure. Catherine “Rootatoot” Kittles is also sweet,
n’est-ce pas ? She and Jcan P. make about as
pfetty a contrast as I care to see.
I certainly do wish flu would stop flying around,
and yet I would rather see it fly around than
catch it. Some thousands of people have dis
agreed with me on that point, though. You might
:all it the influenza influence, don’t you think?
Well, all right—if that’s the way you feel about
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A NOBLE DEATH
And yet I know
That it was best
It happened so.
It was God’s will
That he should go
To join that long
Unending line of heroes.
He died a noble death
As fighting for his dear country
He gave his life away.
And yet—I miss him so.
I wish God had not called him
Quite so soon to go.
Because I loved him so.
Will you please help me decide this: If I didn’t
know Peggy and Sarah Thompson were sisters,
would I think they were? Or are they?
Have you heard Rusty Kilgo’s own private
quartette in chapel? Of course, she has to alter
nate to get around to all the parts, but she does
it. And those ski pants! I have it on very good
authority that they are all a part of her s and Tex
(another one) Hart’s getting into a certain kind
of mood to compose something or other. These
reative (?) people!
Santa Claus visited everyone here in good style
this year. As evidence, you might notice Doris
McKinney and Elaine Suber’s georgeous rings
(and on their left hands, too, which is the right
hand after all). I understand that there are more
rings of that sort around here, but as yet I have
not seen them. Also take a look at Caroline Ed
ward’s new red suede jacket from Miami. Lockets
and bracelets seem to be as much around this
year as last J see Ruth Civil and Irene Davis for
Talking about Christmas presents reminds me
of the new dressing up the “Y” hut experienced
during the holidays. If you haven’t been down
there yet, please go as soon as possible it is
really worth seeing. The new rug, furniture, and
wall paper look just grand. My congrats to little
Gwaltney for doing a wonderful job! It certainly
looks a lot more cheerful and light than it used
I guess you heard about the fight at the Chi
nese laundry when they pitched Woo in the street.
Yes, that is exactly what I said when I heard it;
but don’t blame me—it is one of Judith Killian’s
favorites. If you would like to hear more, ask
Maujer Moseley about the cross-eyed bear. But
please laugh—^Maujer thinks it is funny so why
The word has been passed around lately that
Sara Alexander (the scareerow of stunt night
fame) has that certain “gleam’ in her eye; but
no one seems to be able to determine just whom
t is for. It has also been noticed that ye oldc
'msiness manager uf this publication, Imbody
has been sporting a fraternity pin since Christ
nas. Mary Payne is wearing a good looking ring
which, it seems, came from the one—and is she
proud of it!
Yours till the chemistry lab blows up—and it
won’t be long now,
The.girl next door
Judith Killian Associate Editor
Jean Neu News Editor
Sarah Thompson Feature Editor
Alice Barron Society Editor
Anne Peyton Sports Editor
Gentry Burks Exchange Editor
Harriet Scogoin Poetry Editor
Frances Riddle Music Editor
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Shanklin, Alice Payne, Maurine Latta, Annette Mclver,
Susanna Millwee, Irene Davis, Norma Humphies, Nancy
Jane Dandridge, and Charlotte Williams.
Esther Vause, Elizabeth Meyer, Jean Brown, Betty
Love, Mary Lazenby, Margaret Holland, Ruth Civil,
Vlildred Taylor, Martha Baldwin.
MAKE OR PAY!
At the first of the year the students of this
college were given an explanation of the annual
project of the Student Christian Association. We
were all told that the project for this year was the
redecoration of the “Y” hut. We were all asked
to make pledges to that fund. How many of us
'lave paid, or even made a pledge?
The Student Christian Association has gone
on and had the “hut” redecorated. The organiza
tion has faith in all of us and expects to see us
‘come around.” We will all feel better about
accepting the hospitality offered us at the “hut”
if we do our part toward its upkeep. Let’s all con
tact an S. C. A, cabinet member this week and
make or pay our pledges !!!