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Queens College Lens-Horizons, Winter, 1941



Queens College Lens-Horizons, Winter, 1941


Glossy non-literary magazine with articles pictures and essays.


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


Queens College (New York, NY.)




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




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Queens College (New York, NY.)


Lens-Horizons Staff

Original Format

Literary Editor
Marguerite Baumann
Associate Literary Editor
Wingate Froscher
Literary Staff
Virginia Doyle
Sylvia Koral
Martha Lorenz
Mortimer Metchik
Elaine Rosenbloom
Gerald Thorner
Paul Speilberg
Art editor
Helen Benz
Art Staff
Blance Cantey
Elsworth Ehni
Martin Fleisler
Ethel Hirschman
Ben Rosenblum
Anthony Schiavo
Joseph Urbanek
Harold Wattel

Photography editor
Harold Greiff
Associate Photography Editor
Alfred Walther
Photography Staff
Kenneth Kupferberg
Max Kupferberg
Carl Prunhuber
Albert Sommerfeld

Business Manager
Jean McTernan
Marguerite Baumann
James Matthews
Circulation and Exchange
Marjorie Giffen

Faculty Advisors
Mr. Hand, Dr. Lombardo, Dr. Kirkpatrick
The Cover
You've all been there in the Spring. Have you ever tried it in Winter? Where? The Apple Orchard, of course.
Editor's Space
Re: U.S.A.-1940
You'll notice that U.S.A.-1940, the second installment of which was to be in this issue doesn't appear. Reasons:

1st-So Much has happened in recent weeks to threaten civil liberties everywhere that considerable research has been necessary to keep the subject up to date; and the authors, being out of sorts with time, as who isn't at Queens, haven't been able to make the deadline. They expect however, to continue the series in our next issue, in line with expected developments between now and the next term.

2nd- The old apathy. It, once again makes you wonder who's awake and who's asleep around here. Frankly, we hopen the first article would get under somebody's skin enough to make them do something in writing, if in no other positive way. All there's been is a little talk: to some, it was a good idea; to others it was simply "red"; some found it cluttered with fallacies-but no one, irked or pleased, did more than say a few words or sulk in silence for a while, then forget the whole thing. The sulking would have meant more if transferred to paper and left in Box 177 for publication in this issue.

It's a bad sign: not enough sparks from grinding axes, not enough bellyaches in writing. We often hear students envying that "strong minority-the one organization on the campus that does things." Futile inert envy-until the issue is forgotten. That inert majority causes more trouble than it's worth; it dozes usually until it's suddenly surprised to find the minority really has gotten away with something: then-suppression is the "only solution". That's the only one of the reasons academic freedom and civil liberties are worth writing about now. Soon, it may be too late to grind axes in public. Before that happens, we, in all fairness, ask those who though USA-1940 was "red" or full of hasty generalization to tell why-in writing. What about the issue?


Queens College (New York, NY.), “Queens College Lens-Horizons, Winter, 1941,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed January 17, 2019,