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February 14, 1940
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Axx Business Mmmger
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Harriettk Scoggins Associate Editor
Annette McIver Assistant Editor
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Nancy Jane Danurioge - Feature Editor
Anne Society Editor
Flora McDonald Sports Editor
Jean Rourk Exchange Editor
Sarah Meyer -
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Helen Westi;iu'Teld Typist
Inez Fulbright, Winnie Shealy, Carolyn MMlliams, Tiny M'addill, Mary
Marshall Jones, Jane Montgomery, Harriett McDowell, Mary Jean Mc-
Fadyen, Margaret Caudell, Yvonne Williams.
Elizabeth Summerville Assistant Business Manager
Lalla Marshall Advertising Manager
Jane Montcomery Circulation Manager
Inez Fulbright i.... Assistant Circulation ^[anager
Esther VTiuse, Elizabeth Meyers, Jean Rourk, Reeky Patton, Nancy
Knapj), Mary Jane Goode.
Tomorrow, those of us who have
pickets will be privileged to see
i;hat great lady of the stage, Katha
rine Cornell, play opposite Francis
L^derer in No Time For Comedy
at the Carolina. In spite of the
name of S. N. Rehrman’s play, it
is a comedy and Miss Cornell’s first.
Orson Welles’ Campbell’s Play-
louse has also gained recognition
recently with such stars as Helen
Hayes in Broom Stages and more
recently Joan Rlondell in the comedy
Mr. Deeds Goes _To Town.
If you have a vacant period right
after lunch, listen to Lanny Ross, the
tenor, at 2:00.
The Gone With The Wind marathon
is incessant. Even with the produc-
i;ion of the picture, searches for Scar-
ett O’Haras still proceed. Now, four
Tirls with measurinents like Miss
Leigh’s are being sought to play
Queens College has on its campus five national sororities. Each
of the sororities has outstanding material for leaders. Also there
are among the non-sorority girls those who are well qualified for
leadership. This is not news. It has been evident each year.
The question is: Do all the potential leaders on this campus
have an equal chance to serve in their capacities? In the elections
this spring will eadh individual girl have 'in equal opportunitj to
do her best for Queens College? Or will her label of sorority or
non-sorority, or this particular sorority, mean the suppressed lead
ership of the one that may have the ability in order that the one who
has the “pull” may walk away with the honors ?
It is natural for one to wish that her friends be leaders. But is
it right? Sorority politics are demonstrated on many a college
campus—unfortunately including that of Queens. Each student
has, undoubtedly, noticed its evils time and again. Why not vote for
or against a girl simply because she is an Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha
Gamma Delta, Chi Omega, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, or non-sorority ?
Although it is not always obvious to the students, there are
many interested outsiders who notice the attitudes taken at Queens
College. Unless the students are honest, democratic citizens, public
opinion will be against them and their college and their sorority.
In neglecting a vote, a Queens’ girl should be considered a
poor citizen; in neglecting to vote for the best, she should be labeled
unfair and selfish. The student’s first pledge is to Queens College.
Queens will always be to a great extent what the students make it.
It is up to each individual to do her part.
It is the sincere desire of The Blues that in all elections
Queens’ students show true Christian spirit in voting for the best.
It is the annual custom of the Queens Blues staff to hold a
contest between the freshman and sophomore classes to see which
can put out the best paper. This contest climaxes the friendly
rivalry that has existed since the first of school.
Stunt night, Rat Day, and the volleyball tournament all
involve competition between the first two classes. And school
spirit existing among the girls!
There are many things in the paper that count toward winning
the contest. Some of these are originality of make-up and material,
as well as the content of the articles. Advertising counts one-half
so you can see how important the business part is.
The issue of the paper is put out by the Sophomore class
and the paper two weeks from today will be the P reshman issue
The staff wishes both classes the “best o’ luck” and whatever the
outcome, the friendly rivalry still exists.
with her in her new picture.
If you saw Edward Everett Hor
ton in Benn W. Levy’s Springtime
For Henry Tuesday at the Armory
you saw a side-splitting comedy.
George Bernard Shaw’s new play,
Geneva, is now on Broadway.
Those who saw Ted Shawn and
his men dancers at Piedmont Junior
High last week probably saw Shawn
for the last time. It has been rum
ored that he will retire after this
Turning to the modern trend for
swing, we note Hal Kemp’s recording
of the popular Confucius Say and
Tommy Dorsey’s swing classic Milen-
Also notable is Tommy Tucker’s
coupling of I Love You with Faithful
To You and Benny Goodman’s come
back with Honeysuckle Rose and
The origin of Valentine’s is very
strange when we think about it. Val
entine’s a time when young folks ex
change missives, , epistles, and love
messages. It is that season of the
year when birds seem to sing sweeter
and there is an atmosphere of love
and good will in the air.
However, there is little relation
between the custom of Valentine’s
Day and the saint who indorsed it
for he was not a writter of love
songs as one might expect, but a
bishop, or Pope of Rome, who stood
steadfast to the faith during the
Claudian persecutions. For this faith
has was cast into jail where he cured
his keeper’s daugliter of blindness.
For this act the authorities beat him
and beheaded him. The connection
between St. Valentine’s Day and the
saint himself is not clearly under
stood. However, many authorities
say that in olden times the Norman
word galantin, a lover of the fair
sex, was frequently written and pro-
nouncer valantan or valentin. From
these premises, they assert that by a
natural confusion of names Bishop
Valentine was established as a patron
saint of sweethearts and lovers—al
though he had no real connection
with tliat clsas of beings.
The most plausible explanation of
sending valentines can he traced to
the feasts held in Rome during the
month of February in honor of Pan
and Juno. Among other ceremonies
It was inustomary to jmt the names
of young women into a box and then
tliese names were drawn in chance
by young men. After drawing, the
couples became partners and usually
began seeing each other for a year;
then they were married. These young
peoplecalled each other their valen
The custom spread and during the
days of Shakespeare the idea of
Challenging your valentine had com
menced. The cahlenge consisted in
saying, “Good morrow, ’tis St. Val
entine’s Day,” and he or she who said
first to the opposite sex would re
ceive a present from the other. Later
a pallant custo mwas enacted that the
gentleman alone should give a, pres
Our first trace of domern valen
tine is found in Pepys Dairy; he
mentioned the style of the valentine.
It was usually a ])iece of elaborate
paper with the name of the receiver
on it. Soon original verses and mot
tos were added. The sender could
pick his favorite girl and send to her
a love message without the hcance
which the young men in the Roman
days had taken.
In the days of (}uill pens and ex
pensive postage, the young swain
sent his lady love a valentine with
thick sheets of guilt-edged letter
paper—the first page of every sheet
adorned by a cupid and the favorite
formula which said, “Roses are red,
violets are blue. Sugar is sweet and
so are you.”
When the lieavy postal charges
were lifted, valentines came into use
generally and today the custom is
still practiced. We celebrate it “as
sweetheart’s day,” and asthe best
day to say “I love you.”
Leap Year, Or
There are those who have longed,
And those who have sighed;
'There are those who have dreamed.
And tho.se who have cried.
'I'here are those who have
Almost become a bride!
Rut now they are done
With this sighing, this dreaming;
They are cleverly planning.
Diana, the huntress.
Has gone astray.
To bunt and to capture
'The stag at bay.
—Sarah Meyer, ’12.
It was red
And he’ll never
To her face.
How soft her brief
Clings. A melody
'That brings no grief—
Its joy lasts
—Sarah Mever, 42.
To “Youse” From Us
Dear readers (?) all
We send to “youse”
The Queens Rlues.
Our hearts are gay
'riiis sweethearts’ day
'To send this paper
On its way.
Our toil is o’er.
Our work is done.
'The paper’s yours.
Now we’ll run!
—Ye Editors, 42,
ICH LIEBE DICH
“Amarine?” you ask;
“Ich liebe dich,” I say.
As well as I remember
That was in December,
And now it is May.
Were not your affectionations
Part of your hallucinations
'That were so
Rlase? Sarah Meyer, ’42
Question of the Week: “What new
juilding do you think Queens needs
most? Why? Have you a second
and third choice?
NINA BROWN, Senior
We need a library most because
there is not enough spacefor books or
study. Second, it would be fine to
lave a recreation room. This would
je an ideal place to take dates,
when the parlors are in use. The
auditorium is another building we
need. It would give a better atmo
sphere for wirship programs and
then it is needed just for beauty’s
WINNIE SHEALEY, Sophomore
By all means, a new auditorium is
what we should have. As it is now
ke have no place large enough to
receive speakers and no facilities to
present plays well. A gymnasuim
would help to further activities on
the campus and would also promote
school spirit. 'Third, we need a well-
equipped infirmary where Miss Lebby
will be better able to accommodate
PEGGY 'THOMPSON, Freshman
I like the idea of having a heated
gymnasium so that the students won’t
have to use facilities off the campus.
Our auditorium is not large enough.
'The stage as well as the seating
capacity is too small.
VIRGINIA HICKMAN, Junior
First, I should say that we need
an auditorium because there is not
enough space for visitors at school
functions. Too, we need some place
to study besides in the dormitory.
A new library would take care of
this. As for a gymnasium, well I
think the reasons are obvious.
MISS DENNY, English Instructor
It seems to me that Queens needs
an adequate class room building.
'There should be adequate class room
space so that a teacher may not have
to change class rooms each period
and that she may also have a place
to keep her books. Second, our
present library is too small in that
there is not sufficient room in which
one may really concentrate.
LOUISE BLUE, Freshman
'There is no need of my saying that
we need a new gmynasium because I
think it speaks for itself. 'There is
not enough room for visitors and
students in our auditorium. 'The
atmosphere is not suitable. 'To get
a new dormitory would also be a
great help. 'This would aid in in
creasing the student body and in
making our college better known.
HENRIE'T'TA McIVER, Senior
We need a new gymnasium because
our present one is inadequate. Sec
ond, we need anotber auditorium be
cause our present one is too small
and the stage equipment isn't good.
The infirmary is to small. I would
like to see Queens have a new in-
Do You Know
'That there are sixteen states rep
resented in the Queens student body;
also Washington, D. C., Japan, and
Africa? Here are the statistics:
North Carolina 3D
South Carolina ^5
Georgia ^ 1*^
New York -
New Jersey 1
Washington, D. C 1
J apan 1
Belgian Congo, Africa 1