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Month of May
Vol. 23, No. 11
QUEENS COLLEGE, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
May 4, 1945
Seniors Begin Their Final Month
Queens^ Beauties To Reign Today
To Wear Crown
Queens will put in it’s annual
bid for the world’s most beau
tiful women when May Day will
be held this afternoon at 4:30 on
the College Amphitheater. Betty
Barrentine of Charlotte, will be
crowned as the reigning lady of
beauty by Edna Adams of Win
ston-Salem as Maid-of-Honor.
The following girls have been
selected to be in the May Court:
Anne Abernathy, Anne Anderson,
Margaret Ballard, Elsie Blackburn,
Lucie Bull, Betty Carico Jane
Carter, Estelle Darrow, Margaret
Ezell, Virginia Graham, Betsy
Hodges, Eleanor H u s k e, Grace
Lyons, Agnes Mason, Venie Mizell,
Betty McGill, Mary McGill, Doris
Nunn, Connie Sheer, Betty Lou
Spears, Ann Tarrant, Mary Louise
Whitmire, and Lois Wilson.
The children in this year’s May
Day will be Nancy Barber, Train-
bearer; George Harris, Crownbear-
er; ina Jones and Janet Cald
well, will be flower girls.
On the program, the original
and colorful dances will be given
by the following:
Flute Dance — B. J. Cochran,
Ruth Smith, Ginner Neill, M. K.
Nye, Ruth Magrath, Laura Mar
tin, Katherine Hunt, Margaret
Vowell, Sibyl Hill Mary Cowan,
Betty Edwards, Melba Long Bailey,
Alice Nall, Betty Ann Combs, and
Sugar Plum—Martha Scarbourgh,
Norma Anderson, Jean Rike, Beth
Deaton, Winkie Williams, Adele
Simpson, Betty Simpson, Ella
Jean Hardee, Frances Wright and
Waltz of Flowers—Kitty Crane,
Dot Jones, Eleanor Poe, Bonnie
Thrash, Terry Gooding, Betty Sue
Truelock, Neva Applewhite, Lynn
Currie, Annelle McCall, Nadeen
Darbyshire Becky Lyerly, Vir
ginia Scott, Mary Lee Flowers,
Lucy Pate, Helen Davis, Shirley
McMullen, and Carolyn Hobson.
Russian Dance — Elaine Briggs,
Becky Nickles, Swats Surber, Betty
Taylor, Pud Smith, Mo Rainy,
Lynn Haigler Jennie McKnight,
Mike Pressly, Becca Pressly, Sarah
Jamison, Helen Gutherie, Rose
Marie Ballerstedt, and Inez North-
Chinese Dance—Libby Andrews,
Marcela Linares, Mable Ruth
Munday, Maude Dixon, Jane Can
trell, Peggy Burns, Cathy Leeper,
Nancy Gordon, Cat Barrier, Betty
Howard, and Martha Cook.
Soldiers — Margaret Johnston
Joyce Clark, Miriam Kuhn, Betty
Barber, Nancy Chaffin, Jean
Thompson, Peggy Miller Mary Lib
Martin, Ellen Jordan, Barbara
Bimberry, Betsy Jones, Texanna
Manning, Fletcher McNeil, Louisa
Hall, Wilma Latta, and Flora Ann
Sarah Virginia Neill is chairman
of the May Day program, and
Misses Mavis Mitchell and Claire
Purcell are the faculty advisers.
All sororities will have open
house from 3:30 to 4:30, just be
fore May Day begins. The public
is cordially invited to attend the
lovely exercises which promise to
be the event of the year.
ALPHA KAPPA GAMMA INITIATES—Alpha Kappa Gamma, honorary leadership fra
ternity for women, tapped eight new members at the chapel session at Queens, April
25. The new members are (front row, left to right) Irene Bam.e, Claudia Paschal, Jane
King, Elizabeth Andrews, Estelle Darrow, (back, left to right) Betty Schaaff, Miss Jo
Langford, new faculty adviser, and Rebecca Nickles. Betty Howard is president of the
On Friday, April 27, Miss Mary
B. Crawford a prominent mis
sionary who has given her life
to serving the people of Lubondai,
Africa, spoke in chapel at Queens.
Miss Crawford was born in Lew-
isburg, W. Va., but she has lived
a number of years in Fort Worth,
Texas, where she was the Direc
tor of Religious Education in the
First Presbyterian Church. For
two years before she sailed for
Africa she was Director of Re
ligious Education in the Presby
terian Church at Decatur, Ga.
Miss Crawford received her A.B.
degree from Texas Christian Uni
versity, and her M.R.E. degree from
the Assembly Training School.
At both places she attained ex
cellent scholastic records and held
positions of leadership in the ^stu
She applied to the Executive
Committee of Foreign Missions of
the Presbyterian Church as a mis
sionary and in 1938 she set sail for
Africa where she does evangel
istic work at Lubondai.
Miss Crawford considers her work
not simply a task, but a great
golden opportunity. We are in
deed fortunate to have such an
interesting Christian lady as our
The May Day script was written
by Betty McGill and Joanna
Houchins. Dances under the di
rection of Miss Purcell and Caro
lyn Hobson; costumes, Jane Miller,
Annelle McCall, and Helen Davis;
and Miss Jane Crecraft and Lois
Wilson are in charge of music.
On May 2, at 8:15 P. M., a
harp recital was given by Miss
Gertrude Peck, assisted by two
of her pupils, Margaret Ann John
son and Jean Sloan. The pro
gram was as follows:
Theme and Variations — Haydn
La Jeune Fille Avec Cheveux
De Lin __ Debussy
Prelude in C Prokofieff
Sixth French Suite Bach
Margaret A. Johnson, Jean Sloan,
At the age of seventeen. Miss
Peck began her study in harp.
She attended Albion College in
Michigan a year, where she be
came a member of Kappa Delta
sorority. From there she went to
Western Michigan College for two
years where she studied under Mr.
Vincent Fanelli^ who was for
merly first harpist with the Phila
delphia Symphony: After that,
a year was spent at Wooster Col
lege in Ohio, where she received
an A. B. degree in music. During
her college years she sang in choirs
and was in the college orchestras.
It was not until after college
that Miss Peck decided to take up
harp as a profession. She went
to Camden Maine during the sum
mer where she studied with Carlos
Salzedo, the world’s greatest harp
ist. After that summer she re
ceived a scholarship to study with
him in New York where she spent
two years. Next she did grad
uate work at the University of
Michigan with Lynne Wainwright
Palmer, who, the preceding year,
was also first harpist with the
Philadelphia Symphony Orches
tra. While there. Miss Peck gave
On April 17, the Legislature of
Queens College elected the follow
ing standing committees for the
Chapel Committee: Eleanor
Huske, chairman: Margaret Daven
port, Helen Fraser, Ella Dunbar,
Mary McLelland, Janie Mitchener,
and Anne Nash.
Point System Committee: Betty
Sue Trulock, chairman; Libby An
drews, Cora Ann Parks, Sue
Searcy, Mary McGill, Anne Teague,
Mary Jane Patterson.
Social Committee: Jane Carter,
chairman; Suzanne Blackmon,
Lucie Bull, Kitty Cooper, Mary
Katherine McArthur, Pat Patton,
Grace Pendleton, Lois Wilson.
War Service Committee: Mary
Lee Flowers, chairman; Linda Bry
an, Libby Carter, Kitty Crane,
Peggy Kimrey, Peggy Phillips,
Carolyn Porter, Florence Robinson,
Constitution Committee: Martha
Thaxton, chairman; Laura Eager,
June Holder, Mary Katherine Nye,
Esther Stathacos, Becky Nickles,
Estelle Darrow, Carolyn Hobson.
Rec Room Committee: Peggy
Burns, chairman; Virginia Scott
Nancy Chaffin, Wilma Dean Latta,
Peggy Mitchell, Sarah Noll Thomp
son, Nancy Lea Brown.
Concert and Lecture Series Com
mittee: Doris Turner, chairman;
Rose Marie Ballerstedt, Betty
Barber, Margaret Ann Johnson,
Grace Lyons, Mable Ruth Mundy
The chairmen and members were
notified of their elections and du
ties by letter.
a concert and a series of five re
citals. From there she came to
Queens and is teaching both harp
The week of the year arrived
for our Senior Class, and in be
tween crowded schedules and plans
for the future, the graduating
class was widely entertained at
Monday, April 30th, a formal
dinner was held at 6 P. M. in
the dining room. 'The welcome
was given by the president of
the Senior Class, F’rances Bryan.
The Class Will was read by Betty
Schaaff; the Class Prophecy by
Betsy Hodges; the Class Poem,
written by Betty McGill, was read
by Scottie Nisbet; and the Class
History by Jane King. -The class
mascots who also attended the
dinner are Ina Jones, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Jones,
and George Harris, son of Mr. and
Mrs. G. P. Harris.
Wednesday, May 2nd, a break
fast was given the Seniors by
their sister class, the Sophomores,
at the Myers Park Club at 7:45.
. . . Then the regular Wednesday
chapel was held, at which time
the Seniors left the auditorium,
and each of the other three classes
exchanged seats in the sections
they will occupy next year. . . .
The Seniors were then given class
cuts for the whole day, and spent
the rest of the afternoon at a
picnic given at Scalybark, the
home of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Hen
derson. ... At 7 P. M. Wednes
day night at the Hotel Char
lotte, the traditional Junior-
Senior Banquet was held, with
members of the two classes and
special guests attending.
Thursday, April 3rd, the Seniors
were entertained at a breakfast
at 8:45 in the dining room. Miss
Albright, Mrs. Squires, and Miss
Hatcher were hostesses.
Friday May 11 Mrs. Blakely will
give the class a luncheon at 12:45.
The Senior Class officers for
this year who are taking an ac
tive part in the entertainment are
Frances Bryan, president; Mar
garet Ezell, vice-president; Agnes
Mason, secretary; Nadeen Darby-
shire, treasurer, and Miss Anne
Hatcher, faculty adviser.
Miss Emily Kimbrough, co-au
thor of “Our Hearts Were Youn&
and Gay,’’ spoke to the student
body and faculty in the audi
torium last Monday night. She
was the last guest to appear on
this year’s Lecture Series.
She humorously told how and
why the film presentations of well-
known novels never seem to follow
the original stories. It is not the
author’s purpose to write for movie
adaptation, and therefore they have
to be changed to fit the celluloid.
She said that the producers are
not to be criticized for they do
the best they can with every story.
Miss Kimbrough is the type lec
turer that appeals to a wide au
dience, and it is hoped that more
of her kind will be scheduled for
I next year.