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Hollins 



tudenl Life 


Volume XI 


HOLLINS COLLEGE, VIRGINIA, MARCH 16, 1939 


Number 9 


New Constitution Ratified 

By Student Body Majority 


Executive Council Divides 
Duties with New Board 
for Coming Semester 


Last week the new constitution was 
parsed by the student body with a two- 
thirds majority vote of 218. As can be 
observed in the revised document itself, 
the executive council has had a definite 
aim in this new set-up; that is, of making 
student government principles clearer and 
more specific and of achieving a more effi¬ 
cient organization. Accordingly, the pres¬ 
ent executive council is to be replaced by 
an executive council and a judicial board. 
Under this new system the members of 
council feel that the executive council, 
free of judicial duties, can be more active 
while a separate judicial board could 
study more carefully types of cases and 
penalties. They feel, moreover, that with 
this change each department may develop 
better individually, achieving more 
throughout the college year. 

Council Unifies Work 

Although they will continue to perform 
a great many of their previous duties, 
council will devote more time to various 
campus organizations, in an attempt to 
keep them alive and more unified. It, 
likewise, will continue Freshman orienta¬ 
tion throughout the year, putting more 
emphasis on the spirit of community 
living. 

Board to Study Penalties 

The judicial board, on the other hand, 
will be busy studying types of cases and 
penalties, and the reaction of students to 
the various rules. A great deal of this 
study will be centered around questioning 
the value of using the penalty method for 
insuring group cooperation rather than 
around deciding actual penalties. In addi¬ 
tion to this the new constitution states 
that a student may lay her case before 
the judicial board at any time, feeling 
perfectly at liberty to do so. “This,” 
according to Margaret Anderson, “will 
tend to bring the students in a closer and 
more understanding contact with ‘the cruel 
judicial body behind closed doors’.” 


Chang 


e in 


Administration 

Dr. M. P. Smith to Succeed 
Miss Blanchard 


Miss Leslie Blanchard will be succeeded 
by Dr. Mary Phlegar Smith as Dean of 
Hollins College, as announced by Presi¬ 
dent Bessie C. Randolph, March 8th. 
Miss Blanchard will leave at the close of 
the college session to continue her work 
towards a Ph. D. in the field of education 
at Columbia University. 

Tribute was paid by Miss Randolph for 
the fine administrative work that Dean 
Blanchard has been doing, both with stu¬ 
dents and faculty, since she assumed her 
office in 1936. In addition to her duties 
as dean, she conducted a course on Modern 
Education and was an active member and 
officer in educational organizations of the 
day. Miss Blanchard did her undergrad¬ 
uate work at Stanford University and re¬ 
ceived her M. A. from the University of 
Chicago. 

Dr. Smith, who will enter the deanship 
in the fall, is now associate professor of 
economics and sociology, and chairman of 
the Division of Social Sciences at Hollins. 
She received her A. B. at the University 
of Pennsylvania and did her graduate 
work at the University of North Carolina. 
Before entering Hollins in 1932, she held 
positions at the University of North Caro¬ 
lina summer school, at Bryn Mawr and at 
Ohio University. 

Miss Smith expresses the hope that we 
slia.ll “go forward and build on the fine 
work that is being done at Hollins.” She 
feels tliat we should carry on the enviable 
academic reputation our college has. 

“One of the finest things about the 
college is the spirit of cooperation be¬ 
tween all of us—students, faculty, admin¬ 
istration and alumnae. With that esprit 
dc corps we cannot help but look to the 
future with courageous expectancy— 
realizing tliat, while it has its problems 
and challenges, it also holds real oppor¬ 
tunities.” 


Caroline Stephens to Give Turner Furnl Increased 

Senior Piano Recital By Collected Pledges 


On Monday, March 20, at 8:30 P. M., 
in the chapel, Caroline Stephens will pre¬ 
sent her Senior Piano Recital as a climax 
to her four years of study here at Hollins. 
Her program js made up of many well 
known selections and will proceed as fol¬ 
lows : 

“French Suite No. 1 in D Minor,” Bach. 

“Sonata Opus 90 in E Minor,” Bee¬ 
thoven. 

"Impromptu in A Flat,” Schubert. 

"Des Ahends,” Schumann. 

"Prophet Bird,” Schumann. 

"Prelude from the Suite Bergamascue," 
Debussy. 

“Clair de Lune,” Debussy. 

"La Vallee de Cloches,” Panel. 

"Passing Clouds,” Carre. 

This will be the first senior recital of 
the year. Following spring vacation, the 
next recital will be presented by Janet 
Harris, voice student, on the 17th of 
April. Seniors will continue with these 
Presentations throughout the remainder 
of the year. 


Thirty-Two on 
Dean’s List for 
First Semester 

Thirteen Seniors Average 
Two and Three-Tenths 
Merit Points 


Thirty-two students were placed on the 
honor roll for the first semester’s work. 
This means tliat they have averaged 2.3 
or more merit points for each hour of 
work taken in the first semester. If they 
maintain this standard for the entire 
session, they will be placed on the honor 
roll of the college for the session 1938-39. 

Honor students from the Senior Class 
include: Lita Alexander, Mildred Emory, 
Betty Hart, Jane Hildreth, Mary Statler 
Jefferson, Margaret Jones, Margaret Lee, 
Frances McDowell, Hull Neff, Dorothy 
Schnaitter, Caroline Stephens, Hannah 
Taylor and Elinor West. 

Those from the Junior Class are : Leona 
Bisese, Ruth Hannah, Rosa Hodges, Ann 
Howell, Frances McCathran, Suzanne 
McCoy, Francys Peters and Caroline Tay¬ 
lor. 

From the Sophomore Class are : Thelma 
Brammer, Elizabeth Harman, Emily 
Johnston, Fredrica Metcalf, Mary H. 
Ricketts, Barbara Spruce and Diana 
Wallace. 

And from the Freshman Class are : Ann 
Armistead, Anne Folkes, Suzanne Hay¬ 
ward and Muriel Thompson. 

Contrary to the usual ratio, the upper 
college contributed the larger number of 
honor students. From the Senior Class, 
there were thirteen on the tentative Dean’s 
list, and from the Junior Class there were 
eight. 

The administration wishes to congratu¬ 
late these students on their splendid record 
for the semester. 


“Slage Door” in the Making 


With $221.65 collected in pledges, the 
total of the Turner Hall Fund is now 
$1,323.66. By various activities, the Tur¬ 
ner Hall committee plans to have $2,000 
by the end of the year. This money is to 
be used as part of the gift to the school in 
1942 on Hollins’ hundredth anniversary 
to start building Turner Hall, a new 
dormitory, in memory of Mr. Joseph 
Turner, who died here last spring. 

The latest project for Turner Hall is 
liaving soup dinners once a week. Since 
this plan lias been tried successfully in 
other colleges, it lias great promise for 
Hollins. This soup dinner scheme was 
voted on and agreed to by the entire stu¬ 
dent body and faculty. 

Other projects which have contributed 
to the fund have been the Gymkhana, the 
Odd-Even game, the Carnival, the Hol¬ 
lins movie, the fashion show and the sale 
of food in Keller every night. 

Because Mr. Turner was the former 
business manager and was particularly 
concerned with Hollins’ extra-curricular 
life, a new dormitory would lie a most 
appropriate memorial. 


Rutltl and Goodale 

Dubbed A. D. A.’s 

Last Tuesday those exponents of 
the modern “dawnce,” Ruddowitseh 
and Goodovski, clowned their way 
into A. D. A, Goodovski, alias Rob¬ 
ert L. Goodale, is the seventh faculty 
member to win those three coveted 
purple letters. His sensitive por¬ 
trayal of Mozart's conversion to a 
rug-cutter swingster by George 
Gershwin (B. Rudd) was what is 
commonly called a panic. 

Of Dr. Janney's initiation ’way 
back in the 1920’s he retains vivid 
memories. On being perched on a 
corner-stone sans shoes he was 
ordered to make a speech. He 
blushed, he gasped, he said nothing. 
Then, glancing past his quaking 
knees. Dr. Janney spied, protruding 
from his sock, a conspicuous pink 
toe. From this inspiring vision he 
made the speech that gave him in¬ 
stant admission to the society, 
though now he says, wistfully, “I 
still don’t know why they took me 
in—I don't think I’m funny.” 

When we cross-questioned the ir¬ 
repressible E. Foster Dowell, he 
gleefully cracked, “ADA—what do 
I think of ADA’ It’s a fine thing. 
A sense of humir does any institu¬ 
tion good, particularly an old one.” 
It was hopeless to find out the fac¬ 
ulty members' choice of a funniest 
ADA, for, as Mr. Dowell says, “It’s 
like picking the greasiest piece of 
butter.” 



Left to Right : Nancy Campbell. Teel Hendrix, Alice Claggett, Lucy Folkes, 
Nancy Couper, Muffy Sicard and Libber Ilardu'icke. 

“Stage Door” Will Be Given 

Saturday in Little Theatre 




Committee Plans 
Marriage Lecture 

Questionnaire Presented to 
Student Body 

A month ago memliers for the student- 
faculty committee on "Marriage and the 
Family" were selected by the co-chairmen, 
Miss L. Blancliard and Jane Hildreth, 
and they l\ave been working since that 
time on a definite project. As stated last 
year by the curriculum committee, the 
object of this committee is to study the 
possibility of a course, with or without 
credit, on a subject relevant to the topic, 
"Marriage and the Family,” a subject 
which holds general interest to the stu¬ 
dent body as a whole. The group intends 
to bring to Hollins sometime in April a 
lecturer who will speak to the students 
on a subject of immediate interest, which 
will probably be selected on a basis of the 
questionnaire that has been presented to 
the student body. 

“What happens in the future,” Chair¬ 
man Blancliard states, “will depend a great 
deal upon the reaction of the student body 
to this first project.” 

Student memliers of the committee in¬ 
clude: Freshmen, Cynthia Codings, Su¬ 
zanne Hayward; Sophomores, Diana 
Wallace, Leona Bisese; Juniors, Francys 
Peters, Anne Brinkley ; Seniors, Margaret 
Jones, Jane Hildreth. Faculty members 
include Dean Blanchard, Dr. M. P. Smith, 
Miss R. Wilson, Dr. Patterson and Miss 
L. Maddrey. 

-®- 

Canaday Will Speak Here 

Wednesday in Convocation 

John E. Canaday, Assistant Professor 
of Art at the University of Virginia, will 
lecture here at convocation next Wednes¬ 
day on “The Background of the Modern 
Movement in Architecture.” 

Mr. Canaday is a well-known figure to 
all the classes except the Freshmen. For 
two years, from the fall of 1936 to June, 
1938, he was connected with the Art De¬ 
partment at Hollins. Before coming to 
Hollins, Mr. Canaday taught art at Wash¬ 
burn College, in Kansas, and at Sophie 
Newcomb College in New Orleans. He 
received his B. A. from the University of 
Texas and his M. A. from Yale Uni¬ 
versity. 

Two of Mr. Canaday’s paintings in egg 
tempera, his specialty, are included in the 
collection of works by Virginia art teach¬ 
ers which was exhibited in the Y. W. C. A. 
room last week. 


Muffy Sicard Will Play Lead 
in Ferber and Kaufman’s 
Recent Stage Hit 

“Stage Door,” written by Edna Ferber 
and George Kaufman, will be presented 
as the Dramatic Board’s spring production 
on Saturday, March 18, at 8 :30 P. M., in 
the Little Theatre. 

Centered around life in a New York 
club for girls going on the stage, “Stage 
Door" describes their struggles in getting 
and holding a job. The eternal question 
is whether to go to Hollywood where they 
can make more money or stay on the stage. 
The action revolves around Terry Ran¬ 
dall, a girl of real dramatic ability, played 
by Muffy Sicard, who is first attracted to 
Keith Burgess, a young playwright, en¬ 
acted by J. N. Waddell. When Keith 
gives up his real chance on the New York 
stage to write scenarios for Hollywood 
which will pay better, Terry then turns 
to David Kingsley, a producer, played by 
E. J. Humeston, who gives her her big 
opportunity in his new play. Nancy 
Campbell enacts the role of Jean Mait¬ 
land, who goes to Hollywood while 
Jeanne Allen, as Kaye Hamilton, adds a 
touch of pathos. Freck Peters takes the 
part of clever Judith Canfield with Peggy 
King in the characterized role of Mrs. 
Orcutt, the owner of the clubhouse. C. O. 
Graves is Terry’s father, a country doc¬ 
tor, while Melissa is cast as Matty, the 
maid. 

“Although ‘Stage Door’ is a difficult 
play to produce, it is one with good oppor¬ 
tunity for spontaneity and vitality,” de¬ 
clares Miss Susie Blair, dramatics pro¬ 
fessor. Produced on both the stage and in 
the movies, "Stage Door” should have a 
special interest for all. 

A new set planned and directed by the 
properties committee and the play pro¬ 
duction class is being made here for this 
production. 

Students will be allowed to bring their 
dates to “Stage Door" with no admission 
charge. 

-«>- 

‘Cargoes’ Will Come Out 

Day After Spring Vacation 

According to the editor of Cargoes, the 
Hollins magazine will appear the day after 
spring vacation. 

Although it promises to be slim in 
poetry, there will probably be three short 
stories in addition to the usual essays and 
sketches. Cargoes will also be sporting a 
new make-up—more versatile and, the 
staff feels, more attractive than that of 
previous issues. As soon as this number 
is off the press, work will lie started on 
the mid-spring number. 














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HOLLINS STUDENT LIFE, MARCH 16, 1939, HOLLINS COLLEGE, VIRGINIA 


Hollins Student Life 

Published fortnightly during the college year 
by a staff composed entirely of students 

STAFF 


IT . Editor 

Suzanne Hayward. . . 

* l . Associate Editor 

Sakah Gravdon. ”’. News Editor 

Anne Folkes. . Managing Editor 

j AC KIE Nordu ... Column Editor 

Am\ Rldheld. . . Circulation Manager 

Evelyn Anderson.' ’'. Distributor 

Anne Kimbai.i.. Photographer 

Cynthia Colungs. 

REPORTERS 

1 aitrif Carlson Lucy Fair Anne Morrisey 

N ancy Coupfr Kitty Griesemer Harriet Rohnf.r 

Nanca Couper „v Tonfs Vicki Vaughan 

Sara Crockett J°” es .. white 

Sally Davis Alice Kinabrew Gerry White 

Ruth Dennett Jeanne Lazarus 


Students Display Variety 

of Study Idiosyncrasies 


1938 Member 1939 

Associated ColIe6iate Press 


Natl^iA^erttsing Service, Inc. 


The symptoms of the common plague, 
study, are varied and astonishing. Be¬ 
hind inhospitable study signs education 
clutches its harassed victim. This poor 
sufferer, in tlie grim grasp of knowledge, 
resorts to leg or arm contortions, hair 
pulling and doodling in futile defiance. 

For instance, the amount of “laming” 
absorlied by Marge Rogers is easily dis¬ 
cernible by the twisted condition of her 
hair. Each blonde corkscrew shooting out¬ 
ward from her head breatlies its own tale 
of achievement. Cobbie, Carolyn Gale 
and Gerry White are also among the great 
army of hair foolers. Pug Howard's phe¬ 
nomenal disregard of life and limb herald 
her ascent into the realms of concentra¬ 
tion. In a tangle challenging human com¬ 
prehension she twines one leg around the 
other—and studies ! 

Ann Upchurch grips the lower portion 
of her right cheek between rows of pearly 
(ah, yes!) teeth and clenches said teeth 
in a death grip. Her brain soars to its 
highest pitch in chemistry lab at which 
time her fellow chemists sit in breathless 


horror, sure she will momentarily swallow 
the right half of her face. Franny 
Vaughan stacks Vic records, magazines 
and Nabs in a circle on the bed and then 
leisurely collapses amidst her accumu¬ 
lated playthings to memorize. But, then, 
as you’ve probably heard—Vaughan is 
lazy. 

Last we come to some of the more in¬ 
dividual signs of "study-itis.” All third 
floor West cringes when, every night 
about eight, Redfield sallies forth in the 
inevitable blue jeans. They serve as her 
study sign, for she refuses to so much as 
glance at a book without the beloved 
slacks. Natalie Ross only pursues the 
path of knowledge in a horizontal posi¬ 
tion with feet higher than head. Un¬ 
fortunately, complications often ensue in 
the library. 

Now, my dear reader ( ?), this master¬ 
piece must end for my poor body can no 
longer endure this pretzel position—you 
see, I can only concentrate with my feet 
firmly planted on my shoulders. If I can 
unwind I’ll trot this down to the editor. 


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LOOKING BACKWARD 

Standing on the brink of a clear March pool, watching the tiny ripples of 
water mar the form of her face, the Freshman sees reflected an image 
somewhat different front the one that stared hack at her, timid and wide- 
eyed when she entered college last September. Six months of college have 
made a difference. The face she can see has been mellowed by every little 
struggle, every little disappointment, every conquest and joy that a Fresh- 


STUDENT FORUM 

CLASS MEETINGS 


SOUS LA DOME 
(or what goes on in empty 
heads) 

They told us to write “Under the 
Dome,” and all we could think about the 
dome was why we never failed to get the 
hiccups just as we got right under it. 
“Just an echo, yoo hoo.” 

* * * * 

It seems that the birdseed which has 
been recently sprinkled on the lawn has 
been potent enough to break up about six 
romances. When poor Romeo arrives, 
weakened by said effect, he manages to 
whisper into his Juliet’s ear, “Your hair 
is lovely, your dress is divine. But, dar¬ 
ling, that perfume!’’ 

4 4 4 * 

So Kimmy thinks the House of David 
is a Jewish fraternity at W. and L. ? Have 
you met any of the frat brothers, Kimmy ? 

* * * * 

Then tliere’s the old story about the 
Freshman who, sick to death of her room, 

switched all the furniture around one 

day. That night, at 10 :59 P. M., she tore 
down the hall, dashed into her room (the 
light was out and it was terribly dark) 
and made her customary flying leap for 
where the bed used to be. About two 
minutes later she arose with a chair 
wrapped around her neck and remarked 
solemnly, “That’s right, I did move the 
bed today!” 

* * * * 


man knows. . . . , 

Because she knows now all those moments of happiness which the 

Seniors and Juniors, even Sophomores have had, the Freshman sighs 
lightly and contentedly. The prospect of those years is enkindling; three 
more Tinker Days, where every one cools parched lips with the fresh 
spring water; three more Christmases, when lines and lines of taxis 
•r-itlier around Main midst cheers and goodbyes, and how many more of 
the quiet and restful chapels which break the hectic day with a momentary 
religious pause. All these, she can see, mean Hollins, and help mould her 
into the Hollins Senior, the kind of woman she should like to be. 

In June, when she goes home for vacation, moreover, the Freshman 
carries with her the Hollins that is now hers. The quad, millstones, back 
campus, Keller, mountain trails, chocolate eclairs, Odd-Even, Red-Blue, 
all are hers now. To fond parents, perhaps, she is just another college 
<>irl with all her streamlined ideas about sweaters and skirts and life. To 
ber high school crowd who didn’t go to college and who greet her with, 
“My how you’ve changed,” she may seem a bit sophisticated. But to her¬ 
self she realizes, as she didn’t in September, how little she really knows 
and how much there is for her to do if she is to become the woman she 

should like to be. 


LOOKING FORWARD 

When in 1942, the president of Hollins College confers on the Class 
of 194? •’’the degree of Bachelor of Arts, with all the rights and privileges 
pertaining thereto,” and that class joins with the alumnae, friends and 
the public of the college in the celebration of the centennial year, what 

is to be the significance of that occasion? 

The College will stand at its hundredth milestone, with a record of 
unbroken concern for the life of young women in and after college years, 
of courageous leadership by faculty and students, of obstacles conquered, 
of visions made concrete realities. What is 1942 to mean for the present 
Freshmen 7 If we are to create and share in the possibilities of the Cen¬ 
tennial, every person now in the class of 1942 must make the spirit and 
growth’ of the college her own possession and add to the loyalty, the line 
critical intelligence, the tolerance, the steadying spiritual values and aims 

of its daily life. . , . 

't his is a day by day achievement. An obligation to be intelligent is 

ui)on us all We must learn to think about the life and work of the 
college with understanding, and use the work of the classroom for the 
orowth of our personal and corporate actions and attitudes. We must 
spread out the opportunities of class life so that every class member has | 
her chance to contribute to its spirit and its undertakings. W e must make 
sure that decisions are made by all concerned, that no small group controls 
the class for its own ends, and that no one is barred from the class life. 
We must work with other classes, with the president, dean and faculty 
and carry our own share of the initiative, planning, invention and support 

of college affairs. 

The Class of 1942 is organized, enthusiastic, fully a part of Hollins 
living. Now let us move toward the Centennial, determined that when 
1942 is here, the college is to have a dearer, richer, more cooperative, more 
growing, more intelligent and significant life, because we have been par¬ 
ticipators in that life for four years.— Guest Editorial. .L. Blanchard. 


“Why do they nag at us all the time alxmt class meetings? As I was 
strolling down the quadrangle and heard this I pondered a bit, ironically. 
If those Freshmen had stopped to think of what they had said 1 m afraid 
their words would have had far deeper significance than they realized. 

Last week our president called a meeting and, in the course of the 
afternoon, she and three or four other girls reminded their classmates 
to come at five-fifteen o’clock. Upon arriving at I’resser at five-fifteen 
on the dot, she found two people at the meeting. After waiting twenty 
minutes, the count showed thirty-three out of one hundred and twenty 
at the class meeting. This, however, is just one of the numerous times 
that the same thing has happened. How can the class progress and live as 
a part of the Hollins community if such spirit as this exists during the 
whole year? Doesn’t being the Centennial Class mean anything to any 
one? Don’t you know how to cooperate with your president and class 
officers who are striving continually to push the class along? ^ou are 
responsible for their election; why not stick by them? 

So I plead with you, classmates, instead of going to the Tea House, come 
to class meetings; instead of making motions that the meeting be ad¬ 
journed because you have to get on stockings, stay until the last go-round 
and then go to Keller; instead of sitting in your rooms wishing you 
could get to be a part of the class, get out, grab you a partner, and rake 
up something to do. There’s plenty to he done, in the way of class spirit, 
cooperation, progress, and good standing. Now, all we need is YOU. 


A TIP FROM EMILY POST 

Although we have all heard innumerable jokes about etiquette a la 
Emily Post, we feel that a little level-headed thinking on the subject might 
do Hollins a world of good. Suppose, when the six o’clock triangle clangs 
its invitation to dinner, a visitor should stand outside the dining room door 
and watch the student lxxly. After waiting patiently for almost twelve 
minutes, he would finally see the girls straggle along the porch in a casual 
fashion, as if they hadn’t a single obligation to meet in this green world. 
Surely, being prompt for meals is a courteous habit expected of all people, 
be they at Hollins College or Kalamazoo. 

When the student body reaches the door of the dining room, however, 
this imaginary visitor sees us as we suddenly seem to take a new lease on 
life. We literally push and shove one another, apparently oblivious to the 
fact that some members of the faculty might like to enter in the customary 
orderly fashion. When Grace is said, surely, the least we can do would 
be to remain standing silently 1 rebind our chairs until the last word of the 
prayer. And our table manners. Can’t we try to remember that we aren’t 
on top of Tinker Mountain enjoying a picnic lunch? After all, we are in 
the Hollins dining room with members of the faculty present. 

Finally, a word about Wednesday nights. Let’s all try to give a little 
thought to our conduct during convocation. Steel knitting needles, rattling 
papers, private conversations and tit-tat-toe games really do not conform 
to the polite way of responding to an interesting speaker. 

We know, of course, that the student body doesn't intend to be rude. 
We are all just a bit thoughtless at times. It’s human nature. But let’s 
think aliout our manners once in a while. Let s take a tip from Emily I ost. 


Poor Upchurch—she’s a little worried 
now. She heard that athletes are suscep¬ 
tible to athlete’s foot and she wants to 
know if Keller bridge athletes can get 
athlete's “seet.” Well, could be! 

Vickie Vaughan was doing O. K. on 
her column of study idiosyncrasies until 
she came to Jane Jester. We sent some 
one out to find how Jane studied but, then, 
this thing had to go to press sometime! 

* * * * 

We all appreciate the fact that Nancy 
Couper is struggling terribly hard to be¬ 
come a first-rate punster, but things like 
this just put butterflies in people’s 
stomachs. The other day we were talking 
about Hedy Lamarr and the goon girl 
vollied forth with “Hedy up. Lamarr is 
another day!” Gosh I 

* * * * 

Mr. Dowell, what is this invincible sway 
you hold over the girls ? Sunday we passed 
by your office and saw at least a hundred 
girls lined up waiting to see you. Is it 
infatuation? (Or could it be that twelve 
o’clock was the deadline for term papers?) 

* * * * 

Kitty Griesmer and Mr. Humeston 
speak in French so the rest of the class 
can’t understand, and it sounds P. D. se¬ 
rious, too. Mr. H. said something about 
le huitieme siecle, and Kitty said, “oui,” 
so we guess it’s a date 1 

4 4 4 4 

We certainly had a showing of colors 
last week when A. D. A. took Mr. 
Goodale ini 

* * * * 

Little Rosa remarked the other day 
that Reddy certainly did embarrass her 
at times. “The other night,” she volun¬ 
teered, “just as some guests were leaving 
my house, I said to them, ‘I surely did 
enjoy your presence,’ whereupon Reddy 
spoke up, ‘I ain’t seen the presents but I 
enjoyed seein’ ya’.” 

* * * * 

Last night trying to sleep with the door 
open brought back fond memories of 
Grand Central Station. 

Brightest spots of the week—the Junior 
rings. 

Brightest pops of the week—Mr. 
Dowell. 

Brightest tops of the week—Vaughn’s 
hair. 

Brightest flop of the week—this column. 


HOLLINS STUDENT LIFE, MARCH 16, 1939, HOLLINS COLLEGE, VIRGINIA 


The Freshman Poll 

We really haven’t plagiarized from the American Institute of 
Public Opinion. At last, however, we can present a mirror of the 
Freshman Class, the Freshman Poll. 

The first group represents a poll of the most popular features of 
the school year while the second group is one of the Freshman Class 
alone. 


Weekend Features 
Sophomore Prom 
and Horse Show 


Cadets, Music and Dancing 
Will Add Excitement 
to Campus Life 

The 29th of April is the date...the 
Sophomore Prom is the big affair and 
the Horse Show the added attraction and 
the special feature. It promises to be 
the biggest week-end of the year for 
every one. So set it aside... 

“Something to do every minute” seems 
to he the motto of the prom committee, 
headed by Diana Wallace. The week-end 
will start off with a bang at 2 o’clock 
Saturday.afternoon with the most colorful 
Horse Show ever produced on a Hollins 
campus. Captain Graves lias forgotten 
nothing and added lots more. There will 
lie music, uniforms, beautiful girls and 
plenty of excitement. A band will play 
lietween classes. V. M. I. and V. P. I. 
cadets will ride in pair classes with the 
Hollins girls, and then do their stuff in 
some separate classes—knock down and 
drag out, etc. Not only will there be the 
usual walk, trot and canter classes, but 
we're promised some extra excitement in 
jumping. Watch for the Turner Cup and 
Championship classes ! There will be hunt 
teams, too, and perhaps a side-saddle ex¬ 
hibition. You can’t miss this Horse Show! 

It is the “grand opening” of the Soph¬ 
omore Prom week-end. 

After the show, when that 4 o’clock tea 
house feeling comes over you, dance music 
will call you to the gym for a little social 
relaxation, namely, a tea dance. Such 
music you will never have heard, even in 
Keller. You will not believe it! Tillie 
Mayo convinces us of that. 

Saturday night is the time to dance 
and the time to dance is the Saturday 
night of the Sophomore Prom. Spring 
will lie more than in the air, it will be in 
the gym. Color will radiate from the gay 
gowns and the girls’ cheeks (or will it 
lie from the boys’?). The music will be 
better than ever.. .unbelievably so. It will 
be amazing! You will be dumbfounded! 
The boys will be rushed off their feet 
and will be overcome by the atmosphere 
of gaiety and well-planned activity. Such 
a grand march you cannot imagine... 
you will laugh, you will cry, you will 
marvel... 

What could be more exciting than a 
Horse Show and a Sophomore Prom 
in the same week-end? Nothing! Watch, 
wait, and plan early for the 29th of April. 

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Marcosson Will Speak 

For Town Hall Series 

Isaac Marcosson will give the third and 
last lecture on the Hollins Alumnae Town 
Hall Series on March 31st in the Little 
Theater at 8:30 P. M., on the subject, 
’’World Welter.” 

Mr, Marcosson is one of the leading 
interviewers of the day. Some of the 
celebrities he has interviewed are: Musso¬ 
lini, the Emperor of Japan, Kim of Pasha, 
Sun Yat Sen, and Stanley Baldwin. Bas¬ 
ing his information on his interviews and 
observations, Mr. Marcosson has written 
such books as The Autobiography of a 
Clown, The Rebirth of Russia and The 
Business of War. Since his rise from a 
mere reporter on the New York Times, 
Mr. Marcosson lias earned the title of 
“The world’s foremost interviewer.” His 
lecture on “World Welter” should prove 
the worth of this title. 

Those students not holding series tickets 
may buy tickets for this lecture at the 
box office for 75 cents. Admission for the 
faculty and other guests will be one 
dollar. 

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Group 1 

Outstanding radio program, Lucky 
Strike Program. 

Outstanding song, “Deep Purple.” 
Outstanding movie, “Meyerling.” 
Outstanding actor, Charles Boyer. 
Outstanding actress, Bette Davis. 
Outstanding orchestra, Artie Shaw. 
Outstanding book, “Rebecca.” 


Goodale Gives 

Organ Recital 

Opening his program with Bach’s "Toc¬ 
cata and Fugue in D Minor,” Mr. Robert 
L. Goodale, organ instructor, gave his 
annual informal organ recital in the 
Chapel on Monday afternoon, March 13. 

This “Toccata,” with its superb crafts¬ 
manship and technical excellence, reveals 
the profound effect the spirit of the age 
had on the young Bach. Mr. Goodale’s 
second selection was the “Fantaisie in A,” 
by Caesar Franck, followed by Louis 
Vierne’s “Evening Star.” Caesar Franck, 
who laid the foundation for the modern 
French school of organ music, gains force 
and effectiveness through complete unity. 
Vierne's composition, however, is a deli¬ 
cate and impressionistic fantasy. 

Mr. Goodale concluded his recital with 
the "Toccata from Fifth Organ Sym¬ 
phony,” by C. M. Widor. 

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Dr. Rufus Jones Lectures 

Under Y. W. C. A. Auspices 

The second Y. W. C. A. speaker, Dr. 
Rufus M. Jones, eminent Quaker phil¬ 
osopher and mystic, addressed the stu¬ 
dents, faculty and friends of Hollins Col¬ 
lege with a series of three lectures on 
Sunday and Monday, March 5th and 6 th. 
Dr. Jones, who is now chairman emeritus 
of the Department of Philosophy at 
Haver ford College, had as his lecture 
topics, “The Heroic Note in Christianity,” 
"Unspoken Arguments” and “Why Are 
We Defeated?” 

Dr. Jones pointed out that in his child¬ 
hood the ultra-modern idea was to believe 
that science could explain everything. 
Now says Dr. Jones the ultra-modern idea 
is that science cannot explain everything, 
as we must accept much on faith and 
faith alone. In his lecture, “Why Are 
We Defeated?” Dr. Jones explained that 
to l>e successful we must possess the pri¬ 
mary element of faith, but not only must 
we have faith, we must also be able to 
see our goal and have the essential per- 
severence to achieve success. 

Miss Frances McDowell, president of 
the Y. W. C. A., presided. 

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Holger Piano Recital Postponed 


Due to his appendix operation, the 
annual piano recital of Mr. Donald Bolger, 
associate professor of music, scheduled to 
bVpresentedin the Hollins Little Theatre 
on March 10 th, has been indefinitely post¬ 
poned. Mr. Bolger underwent his opera¬ 
tion on March 10th and is now recuperat¬ 
ing in the Jefferson Hospital. He is ex¬ 
pected to return to the campus within the 
next few days. 

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Group II 

Most popular, Ruth Dennett. 

Most outstanding, Suzanne Hayward. 
Wittiest, Evelyn Neel. 

Most in love, Virginia Wooden. 

Most likely to succeed, Joy Jones. 
Smoothest, Muffy Sicard. 

Typical freshman, Caroline Peters. 
Most athletic, Anne Hall. 


Dean Blanchard 
Addresses I. R. C. 

Sunday, March 12, Dean Blanchard ad¬ 
dressed an open meeting of the Interna¬ 
tional Relations Club on the part Amer¬ 
ican students play in international affairs. 
Miss Blanchard’s talk began with the 
background of student interest in inter¬ 
national affairs and she descrilxd the 
important developments that have taken 
place in student discussion groups from 
1918 to the present day. She stressed, 
moreover, the contributions which the 
college International Relations Clubs have 
offered. Among them are first-hand con¬ 
tact with foreign cultures and the aid 
which foreign students have given Amer¬ 
icans in their international relations. 

In the college world there are also 
intercollegiate associations and congresses 
which are now doing important refugee 
work. Some of the problems before these 
organizations are democracy, peace, and 
the formation of public policy. Their 
members have also aided foreign students 
who come to this country. 

In closing, Dean Blanchard suggested 
that the International Relations Club aid 
these commissions in doing their valuable 
work, since the club has laid foundations 
for this sort of policy. 

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E. Foster Dowell Discusses 
Negro Education at Forum 

The topic discussed by Dr. F. Foster 
Dowell at the Hollins Forum of March 
17th was “The Supreme Court Demands 
an Equal Education for Negroes and 
Whites. Will They Get It in the South?” 

Substantiating his discussion with ex¬ 
amples, Mr. Dowell cited the case of 
Lloyd Gaines. Gaines, a negro, obtained 
entrance to the University of Missouri 
by a ruling of the Supreme Court in 
accordance with the Equal Protection 
Clause of the 14th Amendment. Since the 
Supreme Court demands equal education 
for negroes and whites, the South is now 
faced with the problem of combining its 
schools. This question is very important 
as one-fourth of the Southern population 
are negroes. 

If the schools arc to remain segregated 
there will be the problem of comparable 
budgets for the negro educational system 
and those of the whites, as well as the 
standard and character of the schools 
At present, nowhere is the colored per¬ 
sonnel equal to that of the whites, the 
negro teacher's maximum salary being 
equivalent to the minimum white teacher’s 
salary. 

Various questions were raised during 
the discussion led by Lita Alexander, such 
as the treatment and station accorded 
negroes by the Europeans. 


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‘The Night Before’ 
Brings Out Plans 
and Chatterings 


“Can this uproar be Hollins ?" I ponder 
to myself as I walk down my dorm hall 
on the night before the long-awaited 
spring vacation. “Oh, to see him again, 
the lovely creature!” sighs one slight 
falsetto voice through the open door. “Do 
you really think they’ll notice the extra 
ten pounds?” bemoans her discomforted 
companion. Farther down the air is filled 
with, “I'll never get this horrid trunk shut 
even if 1 sit on it all night!” “Don’t you 
think I should take my chartreuse satin? 
It always get ’em.” ‘‘Oh for some new 
clothes!” "After that terrific written, 
we’ll certainly need a rest cure.” “Ah, 
blessed week with no studies.” My in¬ 
tellectual self is a trifle disconcerted with 
this younger generation as I stumble into 
my own little cubby-hole with sounds of 
“men again," “new clothes” and “no 
lessons” still ringing in my ears. To my 
utter astonishment as I jumped in bed, I 
found myself muttering, "Only nine more 
hours, 12 minutes and 54 seconds and I’ll 
Ik.* there!” 

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Choir Will Sing in 
Lexington Sunday 

Next Sunday morning, March 19, the 
Hollins Choir, directed by Mr. Robert 
Goodale, instructor of the organ, will sing 
at the 11 o’clock service of the Presby¬ 
terian Church, in Lexington. Following 
the service, the girls will dine at Wash¬ 
ington and Lee University and return to 
Hollins in a special bus. 

The anthems to he presented have been 
carefully selected by Mr. Goodale to avoid 
repetition of selections already sung there 
this season. The choir will sing: “Sleep¬ 
ers, Wake! A Voice is Sounding,” by 
Bach ; "Hear Thou My Prayer, O Lord," 
by Arcadelt, and Stainer’s “Seven-Fold 
Amen.” 

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Chemical Society Holds Meeting 

The Curie Chemical Society held its 
regular monthly meeting 011 Tuesday. 
March 13th. The program included a 
current events talk by Adelia Slesser and 
Mary Alice Taylor discussed her views 
on “Science at the World's Fair.” With 
the election of officers, this meeting was 
of special importance. The society will 
make plans for its annual sale of moth 
balls. 

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“Let us see what we can do to keep the 
light of tolerance, justice and free pursuit 
of learning burning throughout this year.” 
Barnard College’s Dean Virginia C. Gil- 
derslecvc sets a broad goal for today’s 
college students. 


CASUALLY SMART 

By BEVERLY DILLON 


Darling Sue: 

Just got hack from previewing our 
Hollins Fashion Show, so I simply must 
sit down and dash off a few incoherent 
phrases about the ravishing new spring 
clothes. Everything’s designed from the 
little girl angle . . . wide-eyed-innocence- 
and-a-teddy-bear idea, but as you can im¬ 
agine, sophisticated at the same time. 
There was a "Little Audrey” (thank you, 
Bonwit Teller) afternoon dress of black 
silk crepe with a square neck, and tre¬ 
mendously full skirt with the tiny ruffley 
edge of a white embroidered petticoat 
shyly peeping out from beneath it that was 
positively bewitching. In perfect keeping 
with this childish mood, the costume was 
completed by a modified baby bonnet tied 
under the chin with yards of filmy black 
veiling. 

But if you’re not the type to wear these 
little girl fashions, don’t become alarmed. 
There are many other trends in the new 
spring clothes. For instance . . . there’s 
nothing smarter than an impeccably 
tailored grey suit. The simpler the cut 
the better, because a perfectly plain suit 
with good lines may lx* dressed “up or 
down" to fit the occasion. In the morning, 
wear a fresh white pique blouse with a 
sweater neck and tiny pearl buttons 
marching bravely down the front. Be sure 
to have some tricky gadget on your lapel 
.. .lx* it a pair of sailor clips, or a minute 
saber. Then, for late afternoon, dress up 
your suit with one of those appealing 
wisps of chiffon, organdy, or lawn that 
masquerade as blouses.. .baby lace, tiny 
tucks, frilly jabots.. .they’re all so lovely 
that it's well nigh impossible to make your 
choice. And for a change, why not try 
wearing a gaudy necklace of real red 
and violet anemones ? 

And yet another suggestion for your 
spring ensemble, Sue. Navy blue reefers 
are always in fashion. With this, try all 
white accessories. . .short ’teen-year-old 
white gloves that come just to the wrist 
and snuggly stay in place by one white 
pearl button...a white pique sailor, tied 
on the head by yards of navy blue veiling. 
Two gay feather birds, one blue and one 
red, perch jauntily on the “pork-pie” 
crown. 

And last, but far from least, the eve¬ 
ning fashions. Oh, Sue, the dresses are 
indescribable.. .the Gibson girl type with 
frothy little waists and long skirts of 
knife-pleated silk, or Roman-striped 
taffeta.. .strikingly big prints, draped in 
ingenious fashions.. .little girl organdies 
and cottons in angelic shades.. .sophisti¬ 
cated sheaths in dramatic crepes, and 
your head swathed in an oriental turban 
to match. There are dresses to fit almost 
any mood, Sue, and perfectly tantalizing. 

Well, there’s your bird’s-eye view of 
spring, girl; write soon and tell me all 
your news. 

As ever, 


Joy. 


Freshmen Plan Issue 



Left to Right: Laurie Carlson. Anne Kimball, Amy Redfield. Sarah Gray- 
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editors, were not present when the picture was taken. 














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HOLLINS STUDENT LIFE, MARCH 16, 1939, HOLLINS COLLEGE, VIRGINIA 


Maids and Waiters 
Tell of Hollins 
‘Way Back When’ 

"(iaro’i's" precariously swirling pyr¬ 
amids of dishes inches from our fair 
heads, towel-headed maids briskly swish¬ 
ing brooms, that dark Southern gentleman 
who stands with hands folded as we enter 
the dining room—how many times we see 
them each day, little realizing all the yarns 
and experiences they know! 

Their tales go "way back when"—to 
the days of carriages and gasoline lamps 
when Hollins was still the "Institute”— 
and when "Cesar” and “Uncle Clem” 
went around campus. “Uncle Clem" went 
around with a huge old bag on his back 
and a rod in his hand to spear the trash. 

W e need not delve so far into the past, 
however, for right now we have such 
characters as Louis, Charlie Green, Emma 
Junes. Big Rosa and "Prince” Smith. 
Although most of us do not know 
"Prince," he is still living here, a feeble 
old man. Formerly Mr. Cocke's carriage 
driver, he was later promoted to janitor 
of the Science Hall. His chief delight at 
this time was caring for the labs. When 
lie went to New ‘i ork, in fact, the first 
thing lie wanted to see was the Columbia 
University labs and how they sized up 
with those at Hollins! 

Closer home still is Big Rosa, who 
works on third floor West, and who lias 
liven here as maid for 22 years. Rosa tells 
strange tales about the days when some 
of the maids' main duties were to keep 
the gas lamps tilled, the heavy wooden 
HoorN scrubbed and the thick hair of the 
"lassies” dean. “The girls used to have 
parties in their rooms,” she remarks 
vigorously'. ”\Ve would take all the beds 
and put 'em in one room and fix the other 
like a dining room. But we had to be 
sure and ask the fireman to keep the lights 
on after twelve so the girls could really 
have a nice party!" and Big Rosa’s eyes 
twinkle as she thinks of the days when 

Descending from Rosa's hall to the 
second floor, we find the proverbial pltil 
osopher of West, Emma Jones. With her 
little gents of advice and her habitual 
mumbling and grumbling, she takes a deep 
interest in matrimonial affairs, faithfully 
reading Rsguirc and always wanting to 
marry off "her girls.” 

But Rosa and Emma are not the only 
ones who can revel in the rich old past of 
Hollins. Standing in his conservative 
black suit, with a fresh flower in his 
lapel. Louis reveals with an aristocratic 
smile the adventurous past that is his. As 
a young bov of about 15 he worked around 
the campus doing odds and ends, pumping 
the bellows of the organ, minding the 
sheep in nearby fields and churning milk. 
While he was still in short trousers (he 
says people of his generation wore them 
short for quite a while) he was appointed 
head waiter. That has been his job ever 
since. 


Garber Speaks 

at Banquet 

Bucket Ball Season Comes 
to Close 


Saturday night, after the walloping 
Red-Blue game, the basket ball season 
came to a close with the traditional basket 
ball banquet. This year’s banquet was 
better than ever, just running over with 
color and fun. Under the direction of 
Kitty Lee Palmer, the dining hall was 
transformed into gay red and blue splen¬ 
dor. The programs will Ik* placed in 
many a memory book. 

Mary Ellen Garber, a Hollins alumna 
and toastmistress, opened the banquet with 
a cordial and humorous welcome to all. 
After every one had managed to consume 
a portion of the grand dinner, the Mo¬ 
hicans and Yemassees burst forth with 
one song after the other, led by Margo 
Vaughan and Sadie Rice. Then they 
had another slight pause in which to con¬ 
sume some more of the wonderful food. 
Mary Ellen Garber rose again to comment 
on the spirit and fine playing of the Reds 
and to present the championship cup to 
Captain Clarkson, of the Blues. Scarcely 
had Clarkson settled down to finish her 
chicken, when Peggy Lee, president of 
the Athletic Association, arose to present 
the awards: Chevrons, monograms and a 
pin. Pug Howard, Boo Armistead, Alice 
Porter, Jane Grider and Emily Campbell 
rated chevrons, while monograms went to 
Ruth Cotter ill, Ann Bowen, Jane Spencer 
and Liz Street. The highest honor, the 
pin, was awarded to Miggie Jones. The 
biggest moment of the evening followed, 
when Miss Chevraux presented the Var¬ 
sity Basket Ball team: 

Right Forward.Jane Cauble 

Center Forward.Freddie Metcalfe 

Left Forward.Rosa Batte Hodges 

Right Guard.Susanna Farley 

Center Guard.Liz Cardwell 

Left Guard.Paige Martin 

.. .and a fine one it is ! The banquet came 
to a close with strawberry shortcake... 
No more basket ball until next winter, 
girls.. .Think you can wait? 


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By BUNNIE ROHNER 

The big day has come and gone! Be¬ 
ginning in the latter part of this week 
song rallies and stunts sallied forth from 
Keller every night. The occasion for this 
show of spirit was the annual Red and 
Blue game. From the greenest Freshman 
to the most dignified Senior, this spirit 
became alive and vital. It was a spirit 
not only competitive but also of fair play. 
On Friday the 10th, Captain Clarkson, of 
the Mohicans, announced the Blue team 
in the Gym. It consisted of Clarkson, 
Freddy Metcalfe, Jane Cauble, Susannah 
Farley, Paige Martin, Dot Roundtree, 
Marcia Earle, Alice Porter, Bunnie Roh- 
ner and Rosa Batte Hodges. Spirited 
Gracie then presented her clan. Grade 
herself led the defense, with Amy Redfield 
and Suzy Hayward by her side. But let’s 
not forget those sharp-eyed forwards, Ann 
Trimble, Tillic Mayo, Martha Elam and 
the subs, Muffy, Goodrin, Cot and Kitty 
Lee. 

The night preceding the event found 
all the members of Hollins in the gym. 
Gathering her "brood,” Captain Clarkson 
gave her supporters a treat. With Margo 
Vaughan as the announcer, the Blue team 
presented a doleful mock funeral for the 
Reds. Not to be outdone, Captain Gracie 
and her teammates presented the story of 
the turtle and the hare, of rather the 
Mohicans and the Yemassees. 

As there was a great deal of spirit 
present among the girls, no one seemed 
to give a thought to the heavy downfall 
of rain. Indeed, singing loudly, the Reds 
and Blues marched up and down the quad 
at noon, without heeding the dismal sky. 

All the show of spirit gave full vent 
when both teams formed on the basket 
ball floor. Comprising the "Big Six” of 
the Blues, Jane Cauble, Freddy Metcalfe 
and Rosa Batte Hodges lined up as for¬ 
wards and Clarkson, Susy Farley and 
Paige Martin took to the defense. The 
Yemassee line-up began with Captain 


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Gracie. Suzy Hayward and Amy Redfield 
as guards, while Tillie Mayo, Ann Trim¬ 
ble and Martha Elam started as forwards. 
Precisely at 3:15 the whistle blew, signify¬ 
ing the beginning of a thrilling game. 
Yes, the game was on, and what a game! 
The first quarter witnessed a basket for 
the Blues, then one for the Reds. This 
kept up until the spectators were almost 
out of their seats with breathless anticipa¬ 
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at least ten degrees! Starting in the sec¬ 
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a grand streak of playing. Everything 
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Reds. Beautiful floor technique was exe¬ 
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recess lietween halves, the gallery re¬ 
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on the other end, Margo Vaughan di¬ 
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As the team appeared for the second 
half, cheers echoed and re-echoed through 
the gym. Once again the whistle blew. 
Determined to win the game, both teams 
fought on with renewed vigor. The Blues, 
however, had the more experienced team 
and at the end of the third quarter were 
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5 


Freshman Y Commission 
Completes Various Activities 

The Freshman Y. W. C. A. Commission 
has shown itself to be particularly active 
this year. Headed by Peggy Hilliard, the 
group of 60 girls has enthusiastically 
supported and carried out plans for the 
annual Christmas party and Valentine 
bridge party. 

The Christmas party, held just before 
tlie Christmas vacation, was enjoyed by 
all the young school children, colored and 
white, who attended. In addition to the 
games and refreshments served in Keller, 
the main attraction was Santa Claus 
(Anne Hall), who distributed small gifts 
to each child. The committee chairmen 
included Katherine Beckman, Martha 
Efird, Sarah Graydon and Mary Carver 
Reed. 

It is especially in the last few months 
that the Commission has taken over the 
Senior Commission’s duties, however. 
The Valentine party held in Keller was 
successful, both financially and socially. 
Decorated with red and white balloons 
and crepe paper, Keller had a “Valentine” 
atmosphere. While refreshments were 
being served, entertainment was provided 
by Lucy Fair, Evelyn Muller, Suzanne 
Hayward and Jackie Nordlinger. The 
high score prize was awarded to Sally 
Davis. 

Since the Freshman Commission func¬ 
tions only when parties arise, the mem¬ 
bers have decided to hold monthly meet¬ 
ings and combine their efforts on a project 
for Mercy House. At present, they are 
collecting magazines and plan a trip to 
Mercy House on Thursday, the 16th. 
The Commission also attends to collect¬ 
ing donations for Mercy House in Chapel 
Sunday evenings. A new project will be 
chosen and carried out within the near 
future. 

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Riding Club Plans for 

Spring Announced 


The riding groups for the drag hunt at 
Farmington, Va., and also for the Horse 
Show at V. P. I. will be chosen in the 
near future from the members of the 
Riding Club, Mr. O. C. Graves, riding 
instructor, recently announced. These 
girls should not only be experienced riders 
but must have a high academic standing 
so that the few days absence will not 
hinder their work. 

More activities are being planned for 
the rest of the club’s season. One Satur¬ 
day afternoon soon its members will go 
on a "picnic ride” to the cabin. At the be¬ 
ginning of the semester they took a 
similar "breakfast ride” to the Roanoke 
Country Club and they soon hope to join 
a paper chase. In a paper chase, the riders 
follow an intertwined laid trail and the 
first one to reach the goal wins the prize. 


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goings and comings of most Hollins girls 
have been plenty scarce, so scarce, in fact, 
tlvat they may lie compared to the old 
nursery rhyme: 

"One flew east, 

One flew west, 

And one flew over the cuckoo’s nest.” 

Some of the girls, however, tossed their 
cares to the wind and descended in a gay 
fashion upon the Phi-Psi House Party at 
Washington and Lee last week-end. They 
said it was “sure fun” in such a way that 
we know it will live quite a while longer 
...The girls were: Jeanne Bailey, Mar¬ 
garet Akridge, Ann Kimball, Meta Jane 
Criswell, Betty Nell Plunkett and Emily 
Matthews. 

Helen Walsh and Rozella Dameron also 
went to Lexington—to visit Esten Cook, 
who attended school here last year. 

Candidates for the “most varied week¬ 
end” are Freck Peters and Phyllis Whit¬ 
aker. From Chattanooga, Tenn., where 
they visited Phyllis’ parents until Satur¬ 
day, they skipped down to Georgia Tech 
for a House Dance. Nice going, girls. 

As for Muriel Thompson, Ruth Cox 
and Ann Trimble, they are really flying— 
it’s the Junior Prom at Princeton next 
week-end that lias them up in the air. 
Keep the line in running order, girls. 

Lexington seems to constitute a “veddy” 
bright spot in the lives of Hollins girls— 
Ruth Davis is going to a K. A. House 
Party the 18th, and Gwendolyn Hubbard, 
Betty Colcock and Betty Beasley have 
attended a First Class Hop at V. M. I. on 
March 11. On the following week-end 
Libby Shibley will visit the Pika's for a 
House Party. Really, the gaieties in that 
little ole town seem endless. 

On March 23 (need I say more?) 
almost all of us will leave for home or 
the home of friends—that is, all except 
for one. For it seems we harbor a vaga¬ 
bond in our midst, one who yearns for 
strange places, new faces and excitement 
...Ann Bell will spend several days in 
New York, a few more on the steamer 
and two glorious days (and nights) in 
Bermuda, free from all cares, returning 
to school in time for an 8 o’clock on Fri¬ 
day. Ann’s cliaperon will be Katie Mundy, 
a last year’s graduate of ’Macon. Bon 
voyage, Ann, and all that goes with it 1 

“Au revoir,” girls 1 We’ll be expecting 
you back after the vacation with deep, 
circled eyes, wonderful tales and new 
spring clothes—but don’t forget, Tech’s 
Ring Figure, everybody’s spring dances 
and our own Sophomore Prom are right 
around the corner to act as an exclamation 
point to the sentence : "Spring vacation is 
over 1 ” 



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Roanoke Lynchburg 


Elinor Sieck Relates 

Experiences in Germany 

"One of the funniest things about 
Germany, to me, was that you shake hands 
all day, from the first thing in the morning 
to the last thing at night,” laughed 
brown-eyed Elinor Sieck, as she was de¬ 
scribing her visit to Germany last year 
as a transfer student. 

When asked if she ever actually saw 
the Fuhrer, she said "No,” but that she had 
been at Nuhrenburg at the same time that 
Hitler was there for one of the German 
national festivals. Vividly she told of 
huge banners adorned with golden eagles 
which were placed every few feet with 
cedar decorations everywhere “which 
smelled just like Christmas.” The seeth¬ 
ing crowds also seem to liave impressed 
the American. 

“The German dances are entirely 
different from ours,” continued Elinor. 
“Each girl goes with her parents and 
meets her ‘date’ at the party, where she 
is allowed to sit witli him at the tables. 
Elinor seemed to grow breathless 
just thinking about the German waltz 
which, she vows, was much faster than 
any jitterbug session. The German girls 
are then escorted home from the dance 
by their parents. 


Spinster to Come Out May 6th 

The 1939 Spinster is at present receiving 
a bit of "local color” in Presser Hall. 
Members of the student body are hand 
painting the Currier and Ives prints for 
this year’s volume. Featuring various 
group shots of campus activities in every 
size and description along with the usual 
beauty section and the May Queen, this 
yearbook holds a great deal in store. All 
of these revelations will be turned out 
after the May Day celebration on Satur¬ 
day, May 6 th. Under the capable direc¬ 
tion of Marge Porter, as editor-in-chief, 
this year’s volume promises to be a huge 
success, full of surprises for all of us. 
The snapshot section is highly recom¬ 
mended as a candid view of the campus. 

The Spinster has come a long way since 
its first volume, put out by the Senior 
Class of 1898. The editor-in-chief of that 
first annual was Miss Anna Cowan Gale 
with Miss Bessie Peyton as her business 
manager. 

Thurman & Boone Co. 

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Finest Home Furnishing 
Institution ” 



204 South Jefferson Street 
(Adjoining Colonial National Bank) 


The 

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(Across from Bus Terminal) 

An Unusual Meeting-Eating 
Retreat 


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j^S'/YOU CAN EASILY WIN" * 
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Some fortunate girl in a limited group of the leading women’ 1 colleges will 
be awarded a complete solid silver service of 100 pieces—and it can easily 
^ It’s as simple as writing home for money. Nothing to buy. 

Just write a couple of sentences telling your reasons for selecting, as your 
t _ first choice in sterling silver, one of the ten Reed & Barton patterns shown. 
The 100 -piece sterling service will be in the pattern chosen by the winner and will be 
awarded in a genuine mahogany silver and linen chest. In addition, a lovely set of 8 Sterling 
Silver Coffee Spoons by Reed & Barton will go to the writer of the best statement in each 
of the colleges. Don’t lose any time in going after these silver treasures. Read the simple 
rules, study the ten beautiful Reed & Barton patterns, then mail your entry today. 

The major pri ze will be a chest and 100-piece sterling silver 
aervice in the Reed Sc Barton pattern chosen by the winner in 
her entry. Included will be a genuine mahogany Sheraton silver and linen cheat, 24 
teaspoons, i» luncheon forks, I a luncheon knives, I a individual salad forks, 12 but¬ 
ter spreaders, 12 oyster forka, la cream soup spoons, a tablespoons, I butter knife and 
I sugar spoon. In addition, the best entry from each college will be awarded a act of 
8 Heed Sc Barton Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons with gold plated bowls and sculptured 
handles, each representing a different flower. 


CONTEST RULES: Undergrad¬ 
uates of the leading women’s colleges in¬ 
cluded in the Reed Sc Barton Silver Cheat 
Contest should carefully study the 10 Reed 
Sc Barton pattern! from which a aelection 
k to be made. Although it is not required, 
it will help you to examine actual pieces 
of the ailver at your jeweler’s. When you 
have made your selection, put the name 
of your college at the top of a sheet of 
paper, then your own name and your 


tome addreu. Put the reasons for your 
choice in one or more sentences, touting 
not more than 50 words. Neatness count! 
but fancy writing or preaentation does not. 
Mail your entry as soon as possible to Con¬ 
test Manager, Reed Sc Barton, Taunton, 
Mast. It must be postmarked not later 
than midnight, April 21, 1939. The de¬ 
cision of the judges is final and results will 
be published in this paper around the mid¬ 
dle of May. 
























































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HOLLINS STUDENT LIFE, MARCH 16, 1939, HOLLINS COLLEGE, VIRGINIA 




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Freya Seeks Student Cooperation in Presenting May Day 


With the straw vote of the student body 
for May Queen last week, plans for May 
Day got formally under way. The cele¬ 
bration, which will take place this year on 
May 6 th, is to he directed, as in the past, 
hy the Honorary Organization of Freya. 
According to Mildred Emory, chairman 
of Freya, the work will go forward with 
two main purposes. First, to produce a 
May Day which effects the highest degree 
of excellence in artistic and literary fields 
of which Hollins is capable, thus intro¬ 
ducing the college in its true colors to 
the many outsiders who will be visitors. 


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The second is to provide an opportunity 
for every one—all classes as well as the 
faculty—to work together and enjoy the 
fun of putting through a project that is 
not just the concern of one organization 
but demands the effort and loyalty of the 
entire college. 

Opportunity will be given every student 
to sign up for a May Day committee, or 
committees, she would be most interested 
in working on. Each committee will then 
plan its part of the May Day work and 
committee heads will coordinate the 
activities of all committees. 


Our Dry Cleaning 
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For the Smart 
Fashion Mixer 

Skirts 

Sweaters 

Jackets 

Blouses 

at the Sports Shop 
2d Floor 


Dear Diary 


Sept. 13—Well, diary, here I am in 
college at last! Should have written lie- 
fore this, 1 know, hut things have been 
happening so thick and fast I've hardly 
had time to breathe. Everybody is simply 
swell—I've never seen so many friendly 
girls before in all my life—and, 0 I 1 , diary, 
I'm so relieved, my roommate is the cutest 
thing! 1 just love her Southern drawl. 
Wonder if I'll have one by Christmas? 

The upperclassmen here have the queer¬ 
est greeting—they throw their arms 
around each other and scream several 
times very loudly. I guess it must be a 
Southern custom, or something. As for 
the food, it's actually better than I'd ex¬ 
pected, and there just doesn’t seem to be 
any limit to my appetite. Can’t under¬ 
stand it. because about all we did was to 
sit in the Little Theater and take tests— 
horrible placement tests that lasted for 
hours. In fact, they’ve completely worn 
me out, diary, so I'm going right to bed. 

Oct. 9 (Saturday night)—Am I glad 
the week-end is here! Golly, it seems no 
matter how much I work, I just can't get 
all my lessons done. How in the world do 
tlie upperclassmen get all their work done 
and still find time to sit in the tea house? 

Had my first blind date tonight, but 
would rather forget it. If only one could 
meet some cute fellows without having 
blind dates first. . . . 

Oh, diary, I hate to admit it, but I’ve 
been awfully homesick today. Don’t know 
why, liecause the girls are all as nice as 
ever. It's a horrible feeling that just 
creeps up on me when I get tired or 
worried and I can't seem to shake it off. 
Maybe sleep will dispel it—maybe. Any¬ 
way. here goes. 

January 17—Exams, exams, exams! As 
if the tests themselves weren’t had enough, 
we have to eat, sleep and live with exams 
ringing in our ears continually. And, to 
tell the truth, diary, I'm worried to death. 
Some upperclassmen say they’re easy “if 
you know the answers,” and others admit 
they’re just plain hard. If I live through 
these—and pass them all—I promise to 
work twice as hard next semester. Really. 

Just had a harrowing experience while 
visiting my roommate in the infirmary. 
I’d managed very nicely to slip into 
Mary’s room unnoticed, but no sooner 
was I in the room when I heard the 
nurse coming down the hall. Panic 
stricken, I crawled under the bed (which 
was of very little use, being rather high) 
and pulled some of the blankets after me 
to serve as a barrier. The nurse came in, 
strongly suspecting a visitor, scolded my 
poor roommate for getting up, walked 
about the room and then, mercifully, 
walked out again. All the time, my heart 
was beating so loudly I was sure it would 
betray me, and at one moment I seriously 
contemplated springing frantically from 
under the bed and rushing out before the 
nurse could recognize me. The next time 
my roommate feels ill, I shall have to 
let her he sick in solitude. The strain is 
too great to be repeated. 


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Super Symphonies 


Mr. Goodale.“Look Down” 

Mr. Dowell.“There Are Smiles” 

Dr. Johns.. ."It’s the Little Things That 
Count” 

Miss M. Knox... “Weekend of a Private 
Secretary” 

Miss Boozer.“Cookie, Lookic, Here 

Comes Cookie’’ 

M. V. Butler-“I've Got a Heartful of 

Music” 

M. C. Hayward."Couldn’t Be Cuter” 

J. K. Funkhouser."Double Trouble” 

M. Emory.“Lost in a Fog” 

N. Ring... .“You Must Have Been a 
Beautiful Baby’’ 

N. Noble."Claire de la Lune” 

D. Rountree."Ole Man Mose” 

M. Jones-“You've Gotta Be a Football 

Hero” 

Dr. Janney... .“You Taught Me to Love” 
A. Brinkley. .“Small Friar (Small Fry)” 

R. Dennett.“Let’s All Sing” 

11:00 P. M.“Lights Out" 

T. Hendrix.“Sophisticated Lady” 

A. D. A.“Deep Purple” 

J. Waddell.“Just a Gigolo” 

The Astronomy Class.“I Saw Stars” 

Miss Maddrey.“No, No, a Thousand 

Times No” 

Turner Hall Fund..“I Can’t Escape from 
You” 

R. B. Hodges....“Stay as Sweet as You 
Are" 

Miss White.. .“Swing High, Swing Low” 

M. Cocke.“You're the Top” 

Tea House.“Temptation” 


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