|Item ID||egyptian193801104Arnett.tif |
|Title||ARNETT MADE DUNBAR QUEEN AT DANCE |
|Description||Elizabeth Arnett of Carbondale was crowned Queen of the Dunbars. |
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1938 November 4 |
|Digital File Format||.TIF (Tagged Image Format) |
|Digital File Publisher||Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale |
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|Collection||Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) |
|Transcript||ARNETT MADE |
Evelyn Davis and
Rita Owens Escort
Amid the thunderous applause of Dunbar's largest and most enthusiastic Homecoming gathering, Elizabeth Arnett of Carbondale was crowned Queen of the Dunbars.
The sweet strains of "Marie", the traditional "queen" song of Dunbar had just begun. A. death-like silence prevailed in Southern's Old Gymnasium as all eyes were focused toward the entrance of the gymnasium.
Hail! Dunbar's Queen! Onto the floor swept a queenly figure, escorted by Vincent Freeman, the president of the Society, followed by the no less regal looking maids: Evelyn Davis and Rita Owens. Then while the stately queen and her two maids proceeded to the throne, the crowd, an orderly and good-natured one rocked the rafters of the gymnasiuni with their deafening cheers.
It was a fitting climax to a successful dance, to watch the queen accept the crown. With the words "I now crown you queen of Dunbar, " the graceful queen figure seemed to gather new height. The Dunbar Literary and Social Society is proud of its queen. Long live the queen!