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Vol. 24—No. 1
QUEENS COLLEGE, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
November 2, 1945
SENIORS ELECT SUPERLATIVES
182 New Girls
With six weeks of school pass
ed, Queens is already choosing her
new leaders from among the trans
fers and freshmen. These “babies
of Queens” range from the petite
to the lanky, and have begun to
offer new talent to our campus.
Besides the 153 freshmen, there
are 29 students who have trans
ferred from other schools, several
of whom are from Charlotte. The
day student transfers are Arnette
Avery and Ruth Kinney, from
Flora Macdonald: Frances Kath
erine Covington, Jean Langford,
Helen Woodside, and Kathryn
Cobb from W.C.U.N.C.; Rose Marie
Hurt and Bobby Buckley from
Stratford College; Roma Marie
Harrison from Mary Washington;
Marion McLauchlen and Peggy
Morrison from Brevard; Mary Sue
Norris from Greensboro College
and Barbara Ann Siegle from Fm
There are two boarders who
transferred from Stratford College
They are Barbara Fowlkes from
The following girls have been elected as this year’s Senior Superlatives, reading from left to right:
Carolyn Hobson, Kitty Crane, Ann McGirt, Becky Nickles, Virginia Jackson, June Holder, Mary
Katherine McArthur, Libby Andrews, Estelle Darrow, and Elsie Blackburn.
NEW FACULTY MEMBERS
CREATE COSMOPOLITAN GROUP
South Hill, Va., and Judy Wright
from Ruffin, N. C.; Rebecca Ann
Edwards of Marshville, N. C., trans
ferred from Wingate Jr. College.
From Mars Hill, Elizabeth Gap-
fert of Charlotte and Mary Vir
ginia Dotson. Ann Leila Jackson
of Anderson, S. C., transferred
from Anderson College. Two girls
came to Queens from Peace. They
are Dickie Ennis of Waxhaw and
Marjorie Riggs of Elizabeth, N. D.,
Virginia Osment from Durham
went to Wake Phrest last year.
Virginia Lee Rhodes of China
Grove, N. C., transferred to Queens
from Edgewood Park. Another girl
who attended Flora Macdonald is
Mary Ellen Burnett from York,
S. C. Two new girls at Queens
from Mt. Holly are Laura Stroupe
who transferred from Meredith,
and Delores Williams who was at
Winthrop last year. Jean Ander
son, who is new this year also,
is a transfer from Brenau. Two
other new girls are Macy Blan
ton from Spindale, N. C., who at
tended Gardner Webb and Mar
jorie Trimble from Moultrie, Ga.,
who attended Mercer University.
Queens is certainly glad to wel
come all the transfers as well as
so many freshmen.
All students who are interested
in world affairs are invited to
become members of the Interna
tional Relations Club. The pur
pose of I. R. C. is to acquaint
the students with prgblems and
conditions existing in our present-
It is especially important that
at this time college students famil
iarize themselves with conditions
in order that they may be able
to decide intelligently the issues
that will soon confront them.
During the year there will be
speakers present who will direct
the thoughts of the group and set
before it the various problems.
On Wednesday, October 24, at
3:30, Mrs. Robinson spoke to the
Club on “Overseas America.”
Glancing toward the faculty sec
tion during most any chap)el ses
Sion this year, we will find it full
and overflowing with new mem
bers. These new holders of almost
every possible kind of degree have
come to us from many states
even more colleges and universities
and have entered into many of our
educational departments to offer
their services toward developing a
better Queens. Students, together
with the other faculty members
join together in extending to them
our welcome with the hope that
they will find their stay among
us a pleasant one.
Mr. J. A. Holiday, Associate
Professor of Music, A.B., M.A., from
the High Schools in Bemidti,
Miss Elizabeth Hawley, Associate
Director of Athletics, B. S., who
is a graduate of W.C.U.N.C.
Miss Jane E. Harrison, Instruc
tor in Secretarial Administration,
A.B., from S. C. where she has
taught in the high schools.
Mr. Philip J. Green, Professor
of History, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., from
the University of North Dakota
Miss Sarah Dunlap, Instructor
of Home Economics, A.B., from
Memmenger High School, Char
leston, S. C.
Miss Emma Neal Black, Instruc
tor of Children’s Music, B.S. from
the Charlotte Elementary Schools
where she was supervisor of music.
Mr. A. V. G o 1 d i e r e. Visiting
Professor of Spanish, A.B., M.A.,
Ph.D. from Davidson College.
Mr. Gordon Sweet (after three
years in the Army) is back as
Director of Music. A.B., B. Mus.
Miss Helen Strickland, Asso
ciate professor of Spoken English
from Bessie Tift College in For
Mrs. Pitman Sutton, Secretary
for Dr. Blakeley, from Charlotte.
Dr. P. Lorene Shisler, Associate
Professor of Classical Language
and Literature. B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,
who received her education at
Baldwin-Wallace, Western Reserve,
and the U. of Michigan.
Mrs. Dana F. Robinson, Asso
ciate Professor of Social Sciences.
A.B., M.A., PhD., who for the past
year has been director of social
service for the church federation
of Dayton and Montgomery Coun
Mr. Hughes B. Hoyle, Associate
Eh-ofessor o f Mathematics and
Physics, A.B., M.A., from Limestone
Miss Maribelle Hines, Assist
ant Professor of Secretarial Ad
ministration, B.S., M. A.
Miss Mary Burke, Instructor of
Children’s Music, M. A.
Later we hope to let you in on
some inside stuff concerning these
distinguished members in our
midst. Some of them have even
written books; one is an expert at
the organ, we hear; you would be
surprised at the number of them
that claim flower gardening as
their hobby; and. Girls, one is a
professional counselor on marriage
and courtship! Let’s get to know
these new teachers better and let
them feel that they are really a
part of Queens College.
Last week the class of ’46 chose
the ten outstanding girls who are
the most representative as su- '•
perlatives in the Senior class. The '
girls elected are as follows:
Most Likely to Succeed — Estelle
Most Popular—Becky Nickles
Most Versatile—Carolyn Hobson
Most Scholarly—June Holder
Most Original—Kitty Crane
Most Athletic—Ann McGirt
Best Dressed—Elsie Blackburn
Most Attractive — Mary Kathryn
Most Sincere—Virginia Jackson
Most Efficient—Libby Andrews
When the “Coronet”, Queens’
annual, comes out a special sec
tion will be dfevoted to these girls,
featuring the phase in which they
have been selected as superlatives.
There have already been three
tappings by honorary organiza
tions at Queens this Fall, with
ten girls being tapped.
The new members of Alpha
Kappa Gamma, which, is a na
tional honorary fraternity for
women, are Mary McGill, Elsie
Blackburn, Tonnie Ferguson, Vir
ginia Jackson, Mary Katherine
McArthur, Doris Skirrow and
Shirley Warner. The new mem
bers were initiated Tuesday, Oc
Sigma Mu, the national honor
ary organization that recognizes
the high scholastic attainment of
Juniors and Seniors also tapped
new members. The two recog
nized were Shirley Warner and
Mary Lee Todd.
The third tapping this year was
by Alpha Iota, the international
honorary business sorority. 'Those
elected were Sara Lee Cochrane
and Martha Scarborough. To
welcome its new members Alpha
Iota had a banquet at Thacker’s
Thursday night, October 18.
“Angry looks can do no good.
And blows are dealt in blindness;
Words are better understood
If spoken but in kindness.”
Calendar of Events
Nov. 8—^Molloy, the author,
presented, by the Queens’ Con
cert Lecture Seriek.
Nc.v. 5-10—Little Theater pre
Nov. 16—Founder’s Day.
Nov. 12—End of first quarter.
The Day Student Association,
under the able leadership of Es
telle Darrow, is now serving appe
tizing lunches to the day students
and faculty members, who here
tofore have had little chance to
get a decent meal before their
Lunch is served in the day stu
dent building every Monday
through Friday from about 12:30
to 1:30, with menus ranging from
hot spaghetti dishes to cool salad
plates. The prices charged are
extremely low considering the
quality of the meals given the
girls so far.
The hardest part of this under
taking has been to get volunteers
to prepare the food. Some of the
conscientious day students, and
several very faithful mothers, have
given a lot of their valuable time
to assist “Stelle” in a job well
done. But more will be needed as
the year goes on, and any stu
dent or mother is welcome to lend
Here’s a vote of thanks to, those
who have made these lunches pos
sible—so important on rainy and
rushed days, only a small dent
in the pocketbook, and last of all,
so much more pleasing to the
palate than “cokes and crackers”.
Something new has been added
in the “rec” room—A beautifully
lighted juke box, with the latest
selections in hit tunes and bands.
Due to the disturbance the juke
box has caused at certain times,
definite hours have been set for
playing it. These hours have been
posted in the “rec” room. 'They
From 8:00 to 8:30 A.M.
12:45 to 7:00 P.M.
10:00 to 10:30 PM..
12:15 to 11:30 P.M.
Any time except during _ Sunday
School and Church.
Students are requested to re
member and observe these hours,
since their cooperation is so essen
tial. The operation of the “box” is
rather unique on our campus, and
for several months the students
will “be on trial” as-to, whether
it will become a permanent fix
ture of Queens.
To Lecture Here
Robert Molloy, well known au
thor and critic, wil be at Queens
on November 8. He is the second
noted person to appear under the
auspices of the Concert and Lec
Mr. Molloy is a native Charles
tonian, and it is only natural
that the action of his first book
“Pride’s Way”, should take place
in this historic and quaint town.
TTiough this is his first publica
tion in the world of fiction, he
has spent most of his time as a
book reviewer and free-lance man
uscript reader for several pub
lishing houses. Hk: present and
best known occupation is as Book
Review Editor of the New York
Members of the literary publi
cations at Queens are making
tentative plans for a tea to be
held in Mr. Molloy’s honor on the
afternoon before his lecture.
Students who are planning to
attend this lecture should get
their chapel seat numbers now to
avoid any confusion before the
A Few Words
Tonight about 75 girls will hand
m their preference to one of our
five national sororities. After five
days of parties and difficult “si
lence,” the rushees are required to
make up their minds.
Many of these girls have already
decided which sorority they will
pledge, while others will find that
even after the impressive effects of
today’s “big day,” they are no
more certain of the sorority they
want to join than they were at the
beginning of school.
Each girl has the right to make
her own choice, regardless of so-
rority or individual pressure. The
only rules a girl must observe are *
those written in the Pan-Hellenic '
constitution, and these alone must
be followed to the letter. ,
should remember !
that the choice they make tonight
definite, for being^ a
“sister’ to a group of girls means ;!
intimate contacts during their four I
yeare at Queens, and eventually •
their friends and associates who
they will want to “rub noses with”
A sorority is a minor part of the '
student’s college life. But, one
^sely chosen will give immense
satisfaction, and wholesome con
tacts that cannot be gained in anv
other way. ^