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April 1, 1944
Published Semi-Monthlj by the Students of Queens College
Claudia Paschal Editor-in-Chief
Nadeene Darbyshire Business Manager
Billie Luck Managing Editor
Miss Virginia Smith.. Faculty Adviser
Bea Potter News Editor
Sarah Jo Crawford News Editor
Margaret Ezell Organization Editor
Charlotte Hamor __ __ Feature Editor
Elsa Turner __Asst. Featiu'e Editor
Shirley Warner Sports Editor
Beverly Murray Photographic Editor
Agnes Mason Society Editor
Elizabeth Andrews, Irene Bame, Jayne Alyce Blanton, Nancy
Lea Brown, Mary Frances Combs, Charlotte Hamor, Grace Hem-
don, Sarah Virginia Neill, Blanche Stevens, Frances Wells, Louise
Wilson, Elise Chapman.
Polly Foglesong Assistant Business Manager
Joyce Carpenter Advertising Manager
Frances Duckworth Assistant Advertising Manager
Virginia Latham Assistant Advertising Manager
Toto Redfearn __ Assistant Advertising Manager
A Freshman Answers:
Should We Have Late Lights?
By Fletcher McNeill
As freshmen we sometimes forget that all the rules and
regulations of college have a definite purpose, d'his purpose is
mostly for our own welfare, not just for the inevitable restric
tions that must be observed by freshmen.
Not the least of these restrictions is lights out at ten forty-
five sharp. Many of the students think that freshmen should be
given the ])rivilege of keeping our lights on for an extra
hour or two. Whether this is strictly for study or just for fun
is difficult to tell. But anyway, there is hardly a time when
cramming late at night will do much good toward an A on
that history test the next day.
Late lights interfere with the schedule of regular hours that
are one of the advantages of college. To be healthy we should
get a certain amount of slee]) every night. We cannot stay up
late one night and then expect to catch-up the next night.
And too, if we stay up late the night before a test, we are
likely to feel drowsy and tired the next morning. Then it will
have been to no use to stay up studying, for we will do worse
than ever on the test if we are not wide awake and alert. A
high-school teacher once said that the best way she knew of to
study for an exam was to go to bed early and get a good
Most of us freshmen are used to very few regulations. We
have had little or no regular schedule. Since college life is so
entirely different from anything we have ex])erienced before,
we are unable to adjust ourselves to it without help. Our reg
ular schedule of hours has been one of our biggest heli)S. If
we are allowed a certain number of late light cuts a week, it
would offset our whole schedule that has been ])lanned for us.
When we are upperclassmen, we will be completely adjusted
to college life ami will know how we can best get along. Late
lights will be given us then because we will know how and
when to use them.
School Spirit: A Necessity;
Are You Contributing?
“Our class has absolutely NO spirit! Why, we NEVER do
an3'thing!” JCvery day some such remarks are heard on the
campus — uttered, ])erhaps, by a junior or a senior, a so])ho-
more or even an enthusiastic freshman. There is surely a basis
for these remarks and the attitudes which ])romote them, but
what is it?
'file ])rinciple reason for such an atmos])here undoubtedly
lies within every individual member of every class. Are you a
hel]) to your class, or are you a hinderance? Or maybe you
could be classed in that mass of in-betweeners who never know
what’s going on and are always too busy to find out. Do you
know into which group you fall? Ask yourself these questions,
and perhaps you will find where you excel or where you fall
short in the capacity of being a good class member:
Do T attend all class meetings? These meetings are for
YOU, for you to make plans and decisions which are for
the best interest of your grou]).
Do I partici])ate in class elections ?
Do T support my class officers? Am I willing to acce])t a
responsibility when it is given me?
Am I enthusiastic?
Do I pay my class dues ? Every class has certain financial
obligations which must be met; you should consider it your
personal obligation to do your part by paying what your
class has agreed upon as adequate for each person’s dues.
After you leave Queens College to become a member of a
larger society, are you going to be a help, a hinderance, or an
in-betweener ? d’he place you assume here may help determine,
or at least be an indication of. the place you will assume later.
The next time you hear a reference to the poor class spirit
here, just remind your friend that ‘every organization is only
as strong as every member.’
Beth Deaton must have had a
grand time on her trip home this
past week-end. Anyway, she came
in all smiles Sunday night in spite
of the rain.
Betty McCall’s husband was visit
ing campus the other day. A
Marine Captain !!! And eating in
the dining hall.
Elections turned out wonderfully.
Our heartiest congratulations to the
new officers on campus. We are
looking forward to a successful
year under their leadership.
Libby Hamilton, an alumnae of
Queens, was married Saturday.
Mary Virginia Wilson and Mary
Webster came for the wedding.
Let’s all get into swing and prac
tice for May Day. It’s not so far
off, you know, and there is loads
of work to be done.
Marie Sitton and Jayne Alice
Blanton are looking rather sad
these days—could it be because
Bart and Igor have gone overseas.
Ask Jane Alice what she wears
around her neck.
Something new has been added:
Ann Grant has an engagement
ring. The Freshmen are still ahead
of the upper classmen in their
total number of rings this year.
Betty Lou Spears, Betsy Hodges,
and Agnes Mason dated their lieu
tenants again Saturday night.
Betty Lou refuses to make any
statement, but we see that “happy
glow” when Larry’s name is men
George Sitton (Marie’s dog) has
been made the official mascot of
the 53rd squadron at Morris Field.
Now we have a good excuse to
visit Morris Field.
Mary Jane Patterson is dating a
Captain out at Morris Field these
Charlotte Kaye would like to say
that her pet goat is getting along
fine now and is able to eat. Char
lotte was most devoted during its
illness—to the point that she sat
up at night with it.
Mary Alice Heyward is very
much interested in Dick. He is in
The day student freshmen are
having a grand time with Psychol
ogy. They have started calling
each other psychological names.
Wilma Head is quite interested
in flying. She is planning to take
Everyone is looking forward to
having upperclassmen privileges.
Miss Radford’s sister, Betty Jean
visited her over the week-end.
We thought we were seeing double
since they are so much alike.
The campus will probably go
“hog wild” while the new and
old council are away on retreat
Carolyn L., Virginia, and Mar
garet had quite a good time this
week-end—to the extent of three
Someone played a prank on the
Spanish II class the other day. Dr.
Delano went to meet Miss Chris
tians and a fake test was placed
Has Spring Fever Hit You?
Here Are A Few Symptoms
No doubt you have had a very ent schedule will be greatly dis-
peculiar, unexplainable feeling for
the past week. Have you just
sat and gazed dreamily out the
w ndow wishing that you weren’t
where you were? Or perhaps you
have felt rebellious at having to
do what you were supposed to do.
Now don’t be worried girls. Its just
as natural as love—which this
doesn’t happen to be. It’s the
wonderful sensation known as
Spring fever. Don’t feel that you
are by yourself in this situation.
There are at least thousands of
other people in this country alone
struggling with this same malady.
Spring fever is something which
has been taking the nation by
storm from each March until each
June of each year since the year
one. No one is able to say ac
curately just the exact time it hits
you. It may come gradually or it
may just tap you over suddenly
when you least expect it. You
go to bed under a couple of blan
kets (because Spring hasn’t quite
arrived yet) and fall asleep un
mindful of what’s going on. But
it isn’t an ordinary night. It’s
more than that. For during those
eight or ten hours a lot has hap
pened. You wake the next morn
ing, stagger over to close the
windows, and all at once you real
ize that it’s already balmy out
side, that there is a little crocus
pushing up which wasn’t there last
night. You smile and feel better
right away. Yet you can’t quite
explain what has made the dif
ference. 'The very first symptom!
Spring fever has claimed another
Now don’t expect to act like
everyone else while you’re under
the influence of this intoxicating
^ condition. No two people react
on her desk. The students were I exactly the same way. But I may
quite relieved to find out differ- | as well warn you that your pres
Some very attractive girls from
Agnes Scott College were visiting
Sarah Matheson and Virginia Jack-
son this past week-end.
Jane King came back from the
week-end with Dean. Dean is now
a lieutenant and looks grand. It
seemed like last year seeing Dean
Jean Dunbar is ready for another
of her trips. 'This time to New
York to see Bryan that fellow she
is pinned to that goes to West
Point. Have fun, Jean.
And then there’s Sara Gaddy
who going to ’Tullahoma, Tennes
see over Spring holidays to see—
oh you know—that trooper guy
Ginner Neill, Joy Long, and
Louise Wilson are going to spend
their time between Peg Peerson’s
and Lois Petit’s houses in Char
leston, S. C.
rupted, something over which you
have absolutely no control. You
may feel as though you’d like to
follow Claudette Colbert’s dream—
step off a cliff and float through
the air like a feather, forgetting
all yom- earthly trials and tribu
lations. Or maybe you’ll take this
opportimity to give out with all
your pent-up feelings which have
accumulated over a period of five
or six months. The best advice I
can give you in regard to this is
to exercise your lungs and vocal
chords. Scream, laugh, sing—any
thing, anywhere, ansrtime (well al
most anytime!) Instead of being
pitched out on yom- left ear,
you’ll probably have all the fac
ulty and what’s left of the stu
dent body, after yom first scream,
joining you in the chorus. Try
it. You’ll really be smprised at
how much better you feel.
On the other hand. Spring fever
may hit you in a more subdued,
but, nevertheless, just as satisfy
ing manner. If you’re like I am—
and I hope you’re not—you’ll be
come very la-a-a-zy—even more
so than you are now. You just
don’t care if you forget those ques
tions for tomorrow. After all,
if the teacher never took time to
indulge in the pleasures of Spring
fever then he (or she) would not
understand if you explained, and
that’s just his (or her) misfor
tune. And about that last test—
well, I told you you’d encounter
interference somewhere along the
But in my opinion, there’s more
in favor of Spring fever than there
is against it. So don’t let any
body kid you into thinking you’re
sorta crazy. It comes to everyone
in some way or other. Just let
me know if you find anyone who
doesn’t enjoy Spring fever and all
that goes with it!!
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Day Student Council
Vice-President—Betty Ann Gra-
Student Christian Association
Boarding Student Vice-President
Day Student Vice-President—
Mary Lee Todd.
Athletic Association Council
Publicity Manager—Polly Foggles-
Senior Class Officers
S. C. A. Representative—Blanche
Athletic Association Representa
Day Student Council Represen
Jr.-Sr. Chairman—Jane King.
Junior Class Officers
S. C. A. Representative — Libby
Athletic Association Representa
Day Student Council Represen
Sophomore Class Officers