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Queens College Horizons, December, 1942

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Queens College Horizons, December, 1942

Description

Non-literary magazine with articles, pictures, and essays. Heavy emphasis on World War II and experience of Queens College students during wartime.

Subject

Queens College (New York, N.Y.)
College student newspapers and periodicals

Creator

Queens College (New York, N.Y.)

Source

StudentPublications.Box20

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

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Language

English

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Text

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Queens College, (New York, N.Y.)

Text

College Victory Campaign

The Secretary of the Navy, Washington DC

TO THE COLLEGE STUDENTS OF AMERICA:

You have reason to take pride in your contribution to victory. You have been asked to make sacrifices, to work harder, to center your entire life about the great task that must be done--and you have responded with a loyalty and devotion to country that is indeed commendable.

The nation in peace-time looks to the colleges for its future leaders. But in war, it is not enough that the student be trained for leadership a generation hence. American life of that generation will be determined by what we do here and now.

The college therefore, must train all able-bodies students for immediate leadership in the armed forces. To this end, the war-time college curriculum must emphasize those subjects which best train the individual for war-time service.

It cannot be too strongly stated that the needs of our armed forces over-ride all other considerations. Only Government-- the Army and the Navy -- can determine the capacity in which the student is best qualified to serve, the specific training he must receive, or the length of time he can remain in college before going on active duty.

I can only say to you that the Navy needs college-trained men--men trained to leadership. And whether you shall serve as a commissioned officer, a non-commissioned officer or an apprentice seaman, depends in no small degree upon you own initiative. Work hard! Play hard!
But let study, exercise and recreation be proportioned not to your own desires but to the urgent, pressing needs of your country.

This is your own individual responsibility. Meet it as men--men privileged to life in America; men privileged to serve under it's flag.

Frank Knox

Citation

Queens College (New York, N.Y.), “Queens College Horizons, December, 1942 ,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 22, 2017, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/queenscollege/items/show/509.