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Queens blues. volume (None) 192?-19??, February 14, 1940, Image 2

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Im . ii'!’ j (-i'■ t ■:l, ii t i'rl ■:i ' Page 2 QUEENS BLUES February 14, 1940 QUEENS BLUES Member North Carolina Collegiate Press Association 1938 Member 1939 PissockAed CblIe6iGle Piress Distributor of GDlle6iaie Di6est REPRESENTED FOR NATIONAL ADVERTISING BY National Advertising Service, Inc. College Publishers Representative 420 Madison AvE. New York. N. Y. Chicago • boston - Los Angeles ■ San Francisco Founded by the Class of 1922 Published Weekly by the Students of Queens College. Subscription Rate: $2.50 the Collegiate Year. STAFF Akx PKYToif ^ Editor-m^Chief Axx Business Mmmger Agxes Stout, Ph.D Facxdty Adviser EDITORIAL Harriettk Scoggins Associate Editor Annette McIver Assistant Editor Nelle Rookout - Nancy Jane Danurioge - Feature Editor Anne Society Editor Flora McDonald Sports Editor Jean Rourk Exchange Editor Sarah Meyer - Ann Golden Doris Raley...... - -^rt Edtor Helen Westi;iu'Teld Typist REPORTERS Inez Fulbright, Winnie Shealy, Carolyn MMlliams, Tiny M'addill, Mary Marshall Jones, Jane Montgomery, Harriett McDowell, Mary Jean Mc- Fadyen, Margaret Caudell, Yvonne Williams. BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Elizabeth Summerville Assistant Business Manager Lalla Marshall Advertising Manager Jane Montcomery Circulation Manager Inez Fulbright i.... Assistant Circulation ^[anager ADVERTISING STAFF Esther VTiuse, Elizabeth Meyers, Jean Rourk, Reeky Patton, Nancy Knapj), Mary Jane Goode. Tomorrow, those of us who have pickets will be privileged to see i;hat great lady of the stage, Katha rine Cornell, play opposite Francis L^derer in No Time For Comedy at the Carolina. In spite of the name of S. N. Rehrman’s play, it is a comedy and Miss Cornell’s first. Orson Welles’ Campbell’s Play- louse has also gained recognition recently with such stars as Helen Hayes in Broom Stages and more recently Joan Rlondell in the comedy Mr. Deeds Goes _To Town. If you have a vacant period right after lunch, listen to Lanny Ross, the tenor, at 2:00. The Gone With The Wind marathon is incessant. Even with the produc- i;ion of the picture, searches for Scar- ett O’Haras still proceed. Now, four Tirls with measurinents like Miss Leigh’s are being sought to play SORORITY POLITICS Queens College has on its campus five national sororities. Each of the sororities has outstanding material for leaders. Also there are among the non-sorority girls those who are well qualified for leadership. This is not news. It has been evident each year. The question is: Do all the potential leaders on this campus have an equal chance to serve in their capacities? In the elections this spring will eadh individual girl have 'in equal opportunitj to do her best for Queens College? Or will her label of sorority or non-sorority, or this particular sorority, mean the suppressed lead ership of the one that may have the ability in order that the one who has the “pull” may walk away with the honors ? It is natural for one to wish that her friends be leaders. But is it right? Sorority politics are demonstrated on many a college campus—unfortunately including that of Queens. Each student has, undoubtedly, noticed its evils time and again. Why not vote for or against a girl simply because she is an Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Chi Omega, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, or non-sorority ? Although it is not always obvious to the students, there are many interested outsiders who notice the attitudes taken at Queens College. Unless the students are honest, democratic citizens, public opinion will be against them and their college and their sorority. In neglecting a vote, a Queens’ girl should be considered a poor citizen; in neglecting to vote for the best, she should be labeled unfair and selfish. The student’s first pledge is to Queens College. Queens will always be to a great extent what the students make it. It is up to each individual to do her part. It is the sincere desire of The Blues that in all elections Queens’ students show true Christian spirit in voting for the best. FRIENDLY RIVALRY It is the annual custom of the Queens Blues staff to hold a contest between the freshman and sophomore classes to see which can put out the best paper. This contest climaxes the friendly rivalry that has existed since the first of school. Stunt night, Rat Day, and the volleyball tournament all involve competition between the first two classes. And school spirit existing among the girls! There are many things in the paper that count toward winning the contest. Some of these are originality of make-up and material, as well as the content of the articles. Advertising counts one-half so you can see how important the business part is. The issue of the paper is put out by the Sophomore class and the paper two weeks from today will be the P reshman issue The staff wishes both classes the “best o’ luck” and whatever the outcome, the friendly rivalry still exists. INK SPLASHES with her in her new picture. If you saw Edward Everett Hor ton in Benn W. Levy’s Springtime For Henry Tuesday at the Armory you saw a side-splitting comedy. George Bernard Shaw’s new play, Geneva, is now on Broadway. Those who saw Ted Shawn and his men dancers at Piedmont Junior High last week probably saw Shawn for the last time. It has been rum ored that he will retire after this tour. Turning to the modern trend for swing, we note Hal Kemp’s recording of the popular Confucius Say and Tommy Dorsey’s swing classic Milen- herg Jays. Also notable is Tommy Tucker’s coupling of I Love You with Faithful To You and Benny Goodman’s come back with Honeysuckle Rose and Spring Song. VALENTINE’S DAY The origin of Valentine’s is very strange when we think about it. Val entine’s a time when young folks ex change missives, , epistles, and love messages. It is that season of the year when birds seem to sing sweeter and there is an atmosphere of love and good will in the air. However, there is little relation between the custom of Valentine’s Day and the saint who indorsed it for he was not a writter of love songs as one might expect, but a bishop, or Pope of Rome, who stood steadfast to the faith during the Claudian persecutions. For this faith has was cast into jail where he cured his keeper’s daugliter of blindness. For this act the authorities beat him and beheaded him. The connection between St. Valentine’s Day and the saint himself is not clearly under stood. However, many authorities say that in olden times the Norman word galantin, a lover of the fair sex, was frequently written and pro- nouncer valantan or valentin. From these premises, they assert that by a natural confusion of names Bishop Valentine was established as a patron saint of sweethearts and lovers—al though he had no real connection with tliat clsas of beings. The most plausible explanation of sending valentines can he traced to the feasts held in Rome during the month of February in honor of Pan and Juno. Among other ceremonies It was inustomary to jmt the names of young women into a box and then tliese names were drawn in chance by young men. After drawing, the couples became partners and usually began seeing each other for a year; then they were married. These young peoplecalled each other their valen tines. The custom spread and during the days of Shakespeare the idea of Challenging your valentine had com menced. The cahlenge consisted in saying, “Good morrow, ’tis St. Val entine’s Day,” and he or she who said first to the opposite sex would re ceive a present from the other. Later a pallant custo mwas enacted that the gentleman alone should give a, pres ent. Our first trace of domern valen tine is found in Pepys Dairy; he mentioned the style of the valentine. It was usually a ])iece of elaborate paper with the name of the receiver on it. Soon original verses and mot tos were added. The sender could pick his favorite girl and send to her a love message without the hcance which the young men in the Roman days had taken. In the days of (}uill pens and ex pensive postage, the young swain sent his lady love a valentine with thick sheets of guilt-edged letter paper—the first page of every sheet adorned by a cupid and the favorite formula which said, “Roses are red, violets are blue. Sugar is sweet and so are you.” When the lieavy postal charges were lifted, valentines came into use generally and today the custom is still practiced. We celebrate it “as sweetheart’s day,” and asthe best day to say “I love you.” RHYME SCHEMES Leap Year, Or Gone Afield There are those who have longed, And those who have sighed; 'There are those who have dreamed. And who have cried. 'I'here are those who have Almost become a bride! Rut now they are done With this sighing, this dreaming; They are cleverly planning. Skillfully scheming. Diana, the huntress. Has gone astray. To bunt and to capture 'The stag at bay. —Sarah Meyer, ’12. February 14 It was red .\nd edged With lace And he’ll never Know Its message Drought blushes To her face. How soft her brief Remembrance Clings. A melody Of gaiety 'That brings no grief— Its joy lasts Forever. —Sarah Mever, 42. To “Youse” From Us Dear readers (?) all We send to “youse” This Valentine The Queens Rlues. Our hearts are gay 'riiis sweethearts’ day 'To send this paper On its way. Our toil is o’er. Our work is done. 'The paper’s yours. Now we’ll run! —Ye Editors, 42, ICH LIEBE DICH “Amarine?” you ask; “Ich liebe dich,” I say. As well as I remember That was in December, And now it is May. Were not your affectionations Part of your hallucinations 'That were so Rlase? Sarah Meyer, ’42 Queens Quiz Question of the Week: “What new juilding do you think Queens needs most? Why? Have you a second and third choice? NINA BROWN, Senior We need a library most because there is not enough spacefor books or study. Second, it would be fine to lave a recreation room. This would je an ideal place to take dates, when the parlors are in use. The auditorium is another building we need. It would give a better atmo sphere for wirship programs and then it is needed just for beauty’s sake. WINNIE SHEALEY, Sophomore By all means, a new auditorium is what we should have. As it is now ke have no place large enough to receive speakers and no facilities to present plays well. A gymnasuim would help to further activities on the campus and would also promote school spirit. 'Third, we need a well- equipped infirmary where Miss Lebby will be better able to accommodate the girls. PEGGY 'THOMPSON, Freshman I like the idea of having a heated gymnasium so that the students won’t have to use facilities off the campus. Our auditorium is not large enough. 'The stage as well as the seating capacity is too small. VIRGINIA HICKMAN, Junior First, I should say that we need an auditorium because there is not enough space for visitors at school functions. Too, we need some place to study besides in the dormitory. A new library would take care of this. As for a gymnasium, well I think the reasons are obvious. MISS DENNY, English Instructor It seems to me that Queens needs an adequate class room building. 'There should be adequate class room space so that a teacher may not have to change class rooms each period and that she may also have a place to keep her books. Second, our present library is too small in that there is not sufficient room in which one may really concentrate. LOUISE BLUE, Freshman 'There is no need of my saying that we need a new gmynasium because I think it speaks for itself. 'There is not enough room for visitors and students in our auditorium. 'The atmosphere is not suitable. 'To get a new dormitory would also be a great help. 'This would aid in in creasing the student body and in making our college better known. HENRIE'T'TA McIVER, Senior We need a new gymnasium because our present one is inadequate. Sec ond, we need anotber auditorium be cause our present one is too small and the stage equipment isn't good. The infirmary is to small. I would like to see Queens have a new in- firmar}’. Do You Know 'That there are sixteen states rep resented in the Queens student body; also Washington, D. C., Japan, and Africa? Here are the statistics: North Carolina 3D Charlotte 1^6 South Carolina ^5 Georgia ^ 1*^ Florida 6 Virginia ^ Alabama 3 Mississippi ^ New York - Texas ~ Westt Virginia Tennessee 1 Kentucky 1 Arkansas 1 Illinois 1 New Jersey 1 Nebraska 1 Washington, D. C 1 J apan 1 Belgian Congo, Africa 1

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