North Carolina Newspapers

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October 29, 1937
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Agnes Stout, M.A., Ph.D Faculty Advisor
Sue Mauldin Assistant Editor
Martha Rayburn Associate Editor
Annie Mae Brown — News Editor
Elizabeth Gammon ....Feature Editor
Marjorie Timms Exchange Editor
Peggy Wiijjams ^ Social Editor
Frances Marion O’Hair Alumnae Editor
Helen Cumnock Sports Editor
Agnes Gwaltney Day Student Editor
Sally McDowell Boarding Student Editor
Frances Hunter...-. Proof Reader
Betsy Springer Assistant Business Manager
Nell Sadler Advertising Manager
Alene Ward Circulation Manager
Jane Davis, Ruth Hoggard, Betty Purser, Sara Keiger, Camille Hun
ter, Jennie Ann Efird, Lucy Williams, Marilyn Brittain, Alene Ward,
Betsy Tingley, Jane Wylie, Dot Muse, and Harriet Donnelly.
Frances Gunn, Katherine K. Martin, Katherine M. Martin, Annie
Laurie Anderson, Norma Moore, Betty Purser, Betty Fayssoux, Lib Porter,
Kate Brown, Nancy Raley, Mary Lib Stevens, Betsy Tingley, Ileita Cald
well, Sara Keiger, Henrietta Mclver, Frances Reins.
Typist—Louise Faircloth
Virginia Blymer, Peggy Williams, Mildred Sneeden, Ermine Waddill,
Tera Bailey, Mildred Taylor, Mildred Breedon, Nancy Lee Moore, June
Escott, and Judith Killian.
We have all reached the state called, by most, maturity. But how
mature are we in reality? There are numbers of varieties of maturity, and
unless most of all of these are attained to a greater or less degree, we
are yet mental, emotional, and spiritual children.
How many of us honestly try to refrain from breaking the rules set
down in the handbook, merely because we have been asked to cooperate
in maintaining an orderly institution? Or, if we refrain at all, isn’t it be
cause of the resulting penalty? How mature does this make us seem?
When we are frequently sorely tempted to throw books to the winds
and “bull” all afternoon, or dash off to the show, or do something else
equally tempting at the expense of our scholastic progress, and give in,
what measure of maturity do we show? And this does not condemn all
except the “studs,” for writers do not often condemn themselves.
Does a slight disagreement with teachers or friends cause depression
or more violent after-effects? If so, we are far from being emotionally
Do we think of God as one to whom we may take our least as well
as our greatest problems, with the assurance that He will do what is best
for us? Or do we still think of Him as we did when Children—the One
who sees every wrong thing we do, and gloats over our punishment?
Maturity includes these things. Are we Mature?
Dr. Godard has recently issued to some of the student body a request
to act as subjects in an “investigation of extra-sensory perception.” This
marks Queens-Chicora as a part of a forward-moving movement which is
of interest today in all parts of the world. Psychology and its concepts
are of the greatest interest and value to all thinking people. It is con
stantly changing our teaching methods and the psychology of our relations
with other people in any way in which we come in contact with them. It
should be of great interest to everyone of us to know more about the human
mind and its intricate workings.
First impressions aren’t always
lasting ones. Few Freshmen ever re
tain in their minds the vivid pictures
of college life which they form during
those exciting weeks of orientation
and general confusion. As the wel
coming banquets and teas become less
frequent, and the thrill of making
new friends of girls from far and
near places begins to lessen, the
Freshman class realizes with startled
gasps that math, and French, and
biology are waiting, with impatient
scrowls, to snare each unsuspecting
victim in a knot of monotony.
The majority of the impressions of
Queens-Chicora seem to be favorable.
That popular Freshman Class Chair
man, Mildred Sneeden, is delighted
with the friendliness of upper class
men and faculty. She also speaks
highly of the loyalty and co-opera
tion among her own class.
“Loquatious” Mary Payne, who is
now spending her days and nights
thinking up original ideas for the
Freshman stunt, calls it “the most
scrumptuous college I’ve ever be
longed to.” Sarah Thompson, High
land’s gift to that great art of orig
inality, is impressed with the teachers
and the stove-pipe hats that girls in
these parts wear. She is in love with
Mary Currie and the way she “does”
Sarah’s hair. Peggy Williams is in
favor of everything but the food-
she seems always to be hungry. Vir
ginia Morrison has only one objection
—the morning bell.
All in all. Queens seems to measure
up to the best expectations of this
year’s new class. It is a sure sign
that the class will live up to its
present good name.
This is only one way in which we are showing our alert attitude toward
all information and progre.ssive research which will bring us nearer to
scientific truth. This attitude of mind should be extended to all departments
of our learning and activity. An open mind is the first requisite of a student.
Painstaking investigation carried on without bias in any activity of life
will be rewarded with greater knowledge. To college women knowledge
should be one of the most Important objects in life. Our school subjects can
be treated in just this way.
Dr. Godard h&s issued to us a challenge. We should find in it an
inspiration to live up to, a goal to achieve.
Wellesley boasts of two spinster
clubs. One is the “No Rata Datas”
with the bleeding heart as its club
flower and “Solitude” as its theme
song. The other club, “Forgotten
Women,” honor the bachelor button
and the lyric, “All Alone.” Taking
their cue from Esquire, each prays
“not only for myself but, dear Father,
please send my sister a brother-in-
—The Torch.
“What have you done,” St. Peter
“That I should admit you here?”
“I ran a paper,” the editor said,
“At my college for one long year.'
St. Peter pityingly shook his head
And gravely touched the bell.
“Come in, poor thing, select a harp.
You’ve had your share of Hell!
—From Los Angeles Collegian
A girl can be very sweet when
she wants—the average co-ed thinks
that a flat tire is all right if he has
the jack—the difference between an
insane asylum and a university is
that you have to show improvement
to get out of the asylum — you’ve
never really been around until you’ve
been through a revolving door—as
the worm said to the sparrow on the
last swallow: “I’m about all in.”
—The Taller.
Modern Maxims
The difference kinds of sense are
common sense and nonsense.
Etc., a sign make others think
you know more than you do.
Tangerine: loose-leaf orange.
Vacuum: nothing shut up in a box
Love is a game often resulting
in a tie.
The wife of a duke is a ducky.
For anti-flu patients: “To prevent
head colds, use an agonizer to spray
your nose until it drops into your
throat.”—W atchtower.
—The Colonnade.
Candid Camera
Georgie Underwood-Senior-Business
Manager of Coronet; steady worker.
Seems to have the interest of Phi
Delts at heart.
Sally McDowell. One of the most
attractive girls on campus, A smile
as sunny as her hair. Alpa Delta
Martha Elizabeth Alexander—Maid
of Honor in last year’s May Court.
Always well-dressed.
Edith Gallant—Ultra-ultra clever.
Dean’s list. Charlotte’s bid for
Scholarship Honors.
Mary Brooks Folger—“Brooksie”—
another campus beauty from Mc
Intyre’s test. Alpha Gam pledge.
Jennie Ann Efird—One of our
cutest. Tres petite and chic. A fav
orite with all. Carolina, Davidson,
Navy claim her attention.
Book Reviews
Of All Places, the Abbe children’s
new book, was recently given to the
Book Tea Group by Miss Harrell.
Ratience, Richard, and John Abbe
are the children of James E. Abbe,
Internationally known photographer,
and his wife. Pally Platt, formerly of
the New York stage. The children
have traveled like gypsies since their
birth. They recorded their adven
tures in their first book. Around the
World In Eleven Years.
In their New work the children
tell what has happened since they
left the Colorado ranch: how they
stayed for a while in Connecticut,
became “famous” authors, auto
graphed books in New York and Bos
ton, were overtaken by movie scouts,
journeyed west and settled down in
Hollywood with Mama while Papa
dashed off to report the Spanish war.
We are introduced to Hollywood’s
Kings, queens and clowns through the
unpredictable eye of childhood and
the results are close-ups you’ll never
see on the screen. Yet Patience and
her brothers are not debunkers. For
more often than not they like these
famous friends they have made;
Gable, Taylor, Muni, Cantor, Temple,
Spankly and dozens more, both ladies
and gentlemen.
As Harol Hansen of the New York
World-Telegram, said, “It is a barrel
of fun!”
Poor Evelyn! she looked awfully
lonesome sitting in the Little Store
on her birthday late in the afternoon
and still no word from P. C. By
the way, did it really come the next
Mimi, did you ever answer the let
ter from the boy who saw your rat
week picture in the paper?
What faculty member asks for her
taxi drivers by number?
We hear that Alene is wearing a
fraternity pin these days. They say
it’s a doctors, too!
There must be a reason why Mar
jorie Timms has been home every
week-end so far this year. Would it
have anything to do with that new
picture on her dresser?
Missing from South Dormitory at
6:30 and 10:00 every night—Adelaide
Fisher. Doesn’t she ever run out of
Helen and Sally have that coopera
tive system with their Pika pin.
Grace Clarks says she certainly
wishes she had gone to the Myers
Park Presbyterian Church. He did
look grand!
Evidently Frances Stough’s Grand
pa found the Fountain of youth!
That letter from the seminary
brought back memories of the sweet
summer time, eh, Katherine?
Who was the lucky girl who rated
a “hello” from our A&P Robert Tay
lor down town the other day?
Looks like the party was a high
success. Sara Thompson says she
had the best time she ever had in
her life.
What a situation! Jager left her
man here with the Bingham menace
and went off with Sally’s David.
And have you heard about the
Sophomore whose ex-flame sold her
picture to the current heart-throb?
By the way, Evelyn, did you really
hear from P. C. the day after your
birthday? Incidentally, did you con
vince Elmore that it was your birth
Jane and Zoe must have had a
wonderful week-end at Carolina. In
fact, so wonderful that we’re worried
about that message that Jane was
to have delivered for Lil Smith.
We’ve been told that Hilda Mc
Manus is doing everything well now.
They say that Trip has acquired a
number of gray hairs since she met
that cute aviator.
That gift from Carlysle is quite the
nicest thing yet, eh, Gunny?
Everyone is still wondering if the
Pika who congratulated Hazel is real
ly her big brother?
Orchids On Your Budget is the
answer to the many questions received
after Live Aline And Like It, Miss
Hillis’ first book. Some of these ques
tions were on this order: How were
they to live smartly on ivhat they
Miss Hillis in turn asked, “Are you
poor, or do you just think you are,
and what difference does it make
anyway?” The feelings of poverty isn’t
a matter of having a small income,
so much as being behind with your
bills, or not making your income
stretch over the things you want. Not
knowing how to pay the grocer can
spoil even the taste of champagne.
If it doesn’t, it ought to.
Once you accept the gloomy fact.
Miss Hillis states that you can have
as good a time on a slim budget as a
fat one, (well, almost as good a
time). The idea is to live within
your means, and if you do it com
fortably and with out too much worry
the methods and records seem unim
It is being poor dowdily that gets
you down, but that no one would need
to do that after reading this book
Being smart on a limited income is
an amusing game with winnings that
are worth getting. You’ll find all the
rules in the pages of this book.
Miss Hillis believes in having or
chids, theatres, parties, trips, per
manent waves, and even football
games—and “miscellaneous” is the
item that puts these orchids on your
Did you ever stop to think how
many times you use the personal pro
noun “I” in everyday conversation?
And how many people with whom you
talk, are really interested in you?
When you see a group photograph
that you are in, whose picture do you
look for first? Are you really in
terested in other people? Why should
others be interested in you unless
you are interested in them?
You are right. They aren’t!
There are many who have not read
Dale Carnegie’s remarkable book
How to Win Friends and Influence
People who really need it. All of us
should read and absorb every word
of this personality changing little
book and practice its rules. The whole
theme is that of becoming genuinely
interested in others and winning
friends. When we have our friends,
we may influence them.
Dale Carnegie puts down with un
usual appeal, the principles that
everyone from Dorothy Dix to emi
nent psychologists have been telling
us for years; and the fact that about
500,000 copies of this non-fiction book
have been sold, proves its popularity
as being one of the outstanding books
of the decade.
The Book Tea Group of the Spec
tator Club chose this as one of the
first three books of the year to buy
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