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t 'i' 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 Mary Mason. 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. QUEENS BLUES VoLj®No.8 QUEIENS COLLEGE, CHARLOTTE, N. C. November 27, 1940 Queens Girls Lead Christmas Pageant Holiday Season 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 ping season. 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 parade. 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 many bands. 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 Thanksgiving holiday. Friday, November 29th 'falk by Mr. Mitchell in College Parlors. December 3rd, 5th, 6th Presentation of “Cradle Song” by Queens Players and Little Theater in College Auditorium. Dramatic Group Will Present ‘‘Cradle Song” Humble King Will Direct 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 college auditorium, 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. Symphony Orchestra Gives First Concert English And Chinese To Receive S*C,A. Scholarships Freshman Leads School With Five Superior Grades 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 College Entertains ciation, announced the projects and explained to the student body the meaning of this annual custom oi' giving unselfishly. 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 the organ. 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 from Queens. 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; Dormitory, Harriet dent to Morrison from W^atkins McDowell; from Long Dormitory, Winfred Pons and Frances Lowrance; from the day students, Sara Bailey, Drucilla Ballentine and Margaret Kornegay. 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. Chapel Guest 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, November 22. 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 ment; 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 Ministers’ Meeting 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. ANNOUNCEMENT 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 dially Invited. 'I t i: !