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King Authur’s Court
Gains Junior Victory
Yea, Juniors—give ’em a hand! And do they deserve it. Dot
Funderburk, Junior stunt night chairman, Winnie Shealy, gallery
chairman and the Junior gallery turned out a very clever skit on
the search for a bride for King Arthur, who was portrayed by
Flora McDonald. The Knights were: Nancy Gaston, Billie Harmon,
Ann Golden, Ruth Edmiston, Jane Montgomery, Cookie Scoggins,
and Mary Marshall Jones. Lib Isaacs played the part of Merlin,
Ann Mauldin, the bugler, Tena Grainge, Johnson C. Smith, Doris
Raley, the Queen, and Mary Lou Wright, St. Mary. The gallery
was dressed like troubadors and ladies of the Middle Age and
rode broom-stick horses into the auditorium.
The dignified Senior skit, with Lib Brammer as stunt chairman
and Mary Payne as gallery chairman, copped second prize. The
skit was neatly done as an alumnae meeting in 1971. Those at the
alumnae table were: Tera Baily, Jennie Lynn Wright, Julia Ed
wards, Caroline Edwards, Sara Thompson, Jean Ferguson, Anne
Harris, Mimi Bradham, Frances Brockington, Maud McClam, and
Sara Alexander as Diana in the sophomore skit was the hit
of the evening. Ann Wiley was stunt night chairman and Sue
Crenshaw was gallery chairman. The gallery was dressed i e
Dianas with bows and arrows complete.
Freshmen skit was directed by Idrienne Levy and Margaret
Powell, gallery chairman. Freshmen deserve especial mention
for their smoothness of production and attention to details.
Judges were Miss Mary Louise Green, Miss Matoka Torence
and N. G. Sims.
QUEIENS COLLEGE, CHARLOTTE, N. C. November 27, 1940
Queens Girls Lead
Op ens With Parade
The business section of Charlotte
glowed' with a profusion of colored
lights Thursday night at 6 o’clock as
the gala Charlotte Christmas Parade
officially opened the Christmas shop
Miss Cornelia Truesdale of Ker
shaw, S. C., was selected by a ma
jority vote of the students of Queens
College to reign as queen over the
The Queen and her court, made
up of the ten girls receiving the
next highest vote, rode on a special
float in the spectacular parade.
Attending the Queen were: Jean
Ferguson of Chicago, Ollie Meadows
of New Bern, Lucielle Blackburn of
Charlotte, Mildred Taylor of Char
lotte, Elizabeth Brammer of Chris-
tiansburg, Virginia, Doris Raley of
Ruby, S. C., Mary Heilig McDow of
Asheville, Marie Pons of Valdese,
Alice Clark of Clarkton and Ann
Wiley of Charlotte.
More than 300 persons participated
in the parade which featured men
and women dressed in the costumes
of other nations, balloon characters,
commercial floats, and the music of
The parade started on South Tryon
Street at 6 o’clock and continued
on Tryon to Seventh for one block;
it proceeded on College Street to
Trade Street where it turned right
and continued to the post office.
R. L. Chapman was general chair
man of the parade. W. W. Kale and
a Committee including Herbert C.
Alexander and Mrs. H. C. Dwelle
reviewed the parade from a stand
on the steps of the Y. M. C. A. and
judged the commercial floats
Things To Come
Thursday, November 28th
Friday, November 29th
'falk by Mr. Mitchell in College
December 3rd, 5th, 6th
Presentation of “Cradle Song” by
Queens Players and Little Theater in
Dramatic Group Will
Present ‘‘Cradle Song”
Co-directed by Miss Ethel King
and Thomas Humble, the Queens
Players, in co-operation with the
Charlotte Little Theater, will present
the widely acclaimed “Cradle Song”
on December 3rd, 4th, and 5th in the
The play, which was written by
Martinez Sierra, has received favor
able critical comment everywhere it
has been produced. It is considered
by some authorities the most out
standing play in the last twenty-five
years in America.
Tlie plot develops in two acts
around life in a convent. It is the
romantic story of a foundling girl
who is reared by the nuns.
Queens girls taking part in the per
formance are as follows: Jennie Linn
Wright of Landis; Anne Harris of
Brunswick, Georgia; Frances Tru-
lock of Climax, Georgia; Margaret
Powell of Chester, S. C.; Mary Kath
erine Martin of Richburg, S. C.; Jo
sephine Johnston of Goldston; Fran
ces Prater of Townville,' S. C.; and
Katherine Langerhans, Martha Irwin,
Rebecca Wiley, Cecil Sypher, Dorothy
Failor, Peggy Sadler, and Margaret
Porter, all of Charlotte.
Miss Ethel King, right, and Thomas Humble, left, are co-directors for
the production of the widely-acclaimed play, “Cradle Song,’ which’ will be
presented by the Queens Players and Little Theater, December 3, 5 and 6.
Gives First Concert
English And Chinese To
Receive S*C,A. Scholarships
School With Five
The Student Christian Association
presented last Friday, November 22,
their project for giving this year.
The cabinet decided that this year,
because of the equal need and inter
est, they would choose a double pro
ject, namely: giving a scholarship to
'an English refugee girl to come to
Queens College; and sending money
to Mr. Hamilton, a missionary in
China, to use in the refugee work
there, as he sees_ it is needed.
Of the money contributed $160 will
be used for the scholarship, the bal
ance will be supplied by the admini
stration. Everything collected over
and above this amount will be given
to the Chinese.
The S. C. A. project was presented
in Chapel last Friday morning by
members of the Cabinet. Dorothy
Longenecker, president of the asso
ciation, announced the projects and
explained to the student body the
meaning of this annual custom oi'
Pete Munroe presented the side of
the Chinese refugees by giving the
viewpoint of a Chinese girl, and Mimi
Bradham, that of the English by
playing the part of an English refugee
girl. Ruth Edminston read some
poetry and Margaret Porter played
At the end of the service the stu
dents were asked to sign a pledge
specifying the amount they would
give to this worthy cause, and the
Cabinet is working and praying for
a generous response.
Previous projects have been the
redecoration of the hut and the send
ing of an X-ray machine, bought by
Davidson College, to Africa.
Day Students and Others
Guests At Formal Dinner
Home Economics Delegates
Attend State Convention
The State Home Economics club
*^et Friday and Saturday, November
22 and 23, at Eastern Carolina Teach
ers College in Greenville, North Caro
lina. Sue McNulty, Drucilla Ballen-
tine, Maud McClam, and Margaret
Kornegay attended as representatives
These girls were elected to go at
a called meeting of the Home Eco
nomics club, November 13. At the
nieeting, too, a report of the fashion
show was given, and the following
girls were appointed by the presi-
collect the dues: from
Dormitory, Doris Raley;
McDowell; from Long Dormitory,
Winfred Pons and Frances Lowrance;
from the day students, Sara Bailey,
Drucilla Ballentine and Margaret
Interesting programs are being
prepared for the monthly meeting
which Home Economics students are
urged to attend.
Formal dinner was held Friday,
November 22. The following guests
attended. Dr. and Mrs. Frazier
Hood of Davidson; Dr. and Mrs. H.
P. Harding and Dr. and Mrs. R. L.
Ownby, of Charlotte. Day students
included on the guest list were: Mar
garet Aldred, Norma Anderson,
Kathreen Massie, Marie Leonard,
Betty Mae Potts, Marguerite Mason,
Jane Grey, Anne Mauldin, Helen
Duncan, Johnsie Lee Huneycutt,
Norma Humphries, Ruth Kilgo, Mary
Elva Smith, and Jeanne Love.
Marguerite Gillespie, Louisa Mc
Lean, Leakie Wyatt, Betty Ross Del-
inger, Margaret Powell, Dot Herron,
Lucille Wayland, Kitty Beckett of
the freshman class, acted as hostesses.
Mildred Pearson, who is a student
in the real sense of the word, was
born July 28, 1923, in Decatur, Geor
gia. But although Georgia was her
birthplace, she has lived in Florida
most of her life and claims it as
her home state.
Mr. and Mrs. Pearson started
their daughter to school at the cus
tomary age of six. When her first
report card was sent home, Mildred’s
parents knew that their little girl
had started up the ladder of success
She continued upward until she
reached a milestone in her progress,
graduation with honors from Landow
High School in Jacksonville, Florida.
On September 10, 1940 Queens
College welcomed her as a freshman.
Here she continued her journey up
ward and at the first report period
was awarded with five distinctions.
Talks On A.BS.
Dr. I. A. Mcllroy was guest speak
er in chapel on Tuesday, November
19th. Dr. Mcllroy, speaking on be
half of the American Bible Society,
explained the great work which the
Bible societies of this and other
countries have carried on. He point
ed out that through the combined
efforts of these organizations various
parts of the Bible have been printed
in more than a thousand languages
and dialects. He then explained that
the European societies have been
smothered by the war.
Dr. Mcllroy concluded his message
with the fact that the American Bible
Society is the only group now for
the distribution of the Bible, and that
its task and ours is to supply the
world with the Gospel.
' The Queens-Davidson Symphony
Orchestra presented its first concert
on the Queens campus this year in
the college auditorium, on Friday,
The orchestra, which is the largest
college symphony in the state, played
to an unusually large and receptive
audience. The personnel of the or
chestra is comprised of sixty ad
vanced students in the music depart
ments of Queens and Davidson.
The following program was pre
sented by the orchestra, under the
direction of Professor James Chris
tian Pfohl, head of the Queens-
Davidson co-ordinate music depart
Overture to “Oberon,” Weber;
Beethoven’s First Symphony; “Car
men” suite, Bizet; “Bolero,” Ravel.
The next appearance of the orches
tra will be when it joins the Central
High School S5Tnphony Orchestra in
the presentation of Handel’s “Mes
siah” on December 18.
At present she is taking a .straight
A.B. course, preparing to teach. ^UUarU OpeaKS 1 O
Dr. J. M. Godard, Dean of In
struction, addressed the Charlotte-
Mecklenburg Ministerial Association
at a luncheon meeting on November
18th at Efird’s Department Store.
Dr. Godard spoke on the topic,
“The Psychology of Personal Coun
sel.” He stated that the pastor needs
to know the motives behind personal
behavior, and how to apply forces
of religion to human problems.
Dr. Godard was introduced by
Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., pastor of
the Second Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Bill Mitchell of the Observer
Printing House will talk infor
mally on “Commercial Advertis
ing” in the college parlors on
Friday evening, November 29 at
7:30. All students interested in
any phase of advertising are cor