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Marie Edgerton, ’21 Editor-in-Chief
Sarah Lingle, ’22 Assistant Editor
Pearl Ray, ’21 Business Manager
Effie Lee Harding Asso. Editor
Elizabeth Gillespie, ’22....Asst. B. Mgr.
Mary Darden, ’21 Associate Editor
Evelyn Thom, ’21 Associate Editor
Mary Shepard Parker, ’22 Asso. Ed.
Alva Goswick, ’23 Associate Editor
Elizabeth Connor, ’23 Asso. Editor
Sara Watt, ’22 Associate Editor
Rachel Jordan, ’23 Associate Editor
Flora Binder, ’24 Associate Editor
Maude Bissenger, '24 Asso. Editor
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So I asked her
How it happened
That she always seemed
To be in a good humor
And always grinning
And never worrying.
And her answer was:
We all learn our lessons
As we go thru life;
And after a g^irl
Gets to be a college woman
She’s bound to have
Her share of troubles
And also her worries
Because it’s so ordained.
And there’s no girl
Who can rid herself
Of her responsibilities.
And one of the first things
That I learned
After reaching Salem
■ Was the uselessness
Of all these blues.
For they neither aided me
Nor aided others.
Ami I’ve had my share
Of work and tough luck
And there have been times
When my own particular sky
Has been dark with clouds
But always I’ve found
A bright spot
Somewhere in the heavens
And if I looked hard enough
I’d surely find it.
And if I kept on looking
Before very long
That bright spot grew
Until it had spread
All over the sky
And all was fair again;
And I thought that was good enough
To put in The Salemite
IN THE SPRING A MAIDEN’S
In the spring a maiden’s fancy al
ways turns to “house-cleaning.”
Doubtless this laudable and symbolical
custom was introduced by our thrifty
Puritan grandmothers. It has success
fully withstood the attacks of time,
and still exists despite the growing
tendency to do away with all drudgery.
But wait—this isn’t “drudgery”. Oh,
no! It is as natural as May flower.s
and just as pleasant. When the sun
begins to drive away the winter snows,
and the March wind howls with rage
because it is to be shut away in the
dark somewhere, like a naughty child,
till winter comes again, and when the
birds begin to sing, and the buds be
gin to burst, don’t you just feel “in
your bones” that you’ve just got to
tear things up and put them back
It gets us all—this spring-cleaning
fever; both the willing and unwilling
eventually succumb. The rejuvenation
of nature is very contagious, and any
girl who isn’t planning to wade in
with a will and make her alcove fairly
shine with cleanliness and attractive
ness is hereby warned to stay strictly
indoors and muffle her ears.
DO YOU KNOW?
What’s the idea in keeping Lent?
This word brings to most of us mere
ly a picture of forbidden pleasures;
and we do not seek to find the under
lying motive, which is truly noble. Its
purpose is to encourage and stimulate
serious thought about the serious
things of life, and the “for-bidden
pleasures” is merely symbolical of our
renunciation during this time of all
things frivolous and shallow. Few of
us reaUy think about our religion. It
is hand^ to us pre-digested and pre
arranged from the time we are babies,
and we take it for granted; so that in
stead of being a beautiful truth that is
born within ourselves, by our own
meditation, and therefore something
distinctly personal, it is something ac
quired, from without, the fruit of an
other’s labors, accepted, unquestioned.
This search and analysis of the
fundamental truths of life should con
tinue throughout the year, but it is
particular fitting during this particular
time, during which, one thousand,
eight hundred and ninety-one years
ago, the Greatest Thinker the world
has known was going through the
most critical period of his life.
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE MATTER
There seems to be some opposition
on the part of the faculty to our 80%-
exam-oxemption-for-seniors drive. If
this exemption were to affect the en
tire student body, and if its primary'
object were to raise scholastic stand
ing and encourage thorough daily
prepartion, we would quite agree with
them that the rating should be higher.
But this exemption is proposed for the
benefit of the average senior.
It is evident that the spring season |
is very trying on those who are to
graduate, and it is generally agreed
that an exemption of seniors from the
spring examinations would be advis
able. Therefore it is plain to be seen
that the aim of the proposed exemp
tion is not to raise scholastic standing
—though it undoubtedly would—^but to
relieve a deplorable situation. The
average senior is not an A student.
The suggested 80% is high enough to
include the average senior and low
enough to encourage those on the
border line to pull their work up.
We sincerely hope that a favorable
action will be taken in this direction in
the near future.
HERE’S ANOTHER CHANCE
The Inter-Collegiate Press Associa
tion is a wide awake, progressive or
ganization, and the Salemite was very
fortunate in having a fore-sighted
editor-in-chief whose activities put it
on the band wagon. Here’s another
chance to put Salem College and The
Salemite in the limt-light. The Asso
ciation has planned a contest to take
place in the early spring, and the col
leges represented, and especially the
winner, will be greatly benefitted.
Each contestant is to hand in three
articles^an editorial, a feature story,
and a social item—to his or her editor-
in-chief who will forward them to the
judges. The student who wins in this
contest will be given much publicity
in the publications of the yariou.s |
members of the association, which will |
mean much to his or her paper and
college. Rally-round, and let’s win
this new honor for Salem, which she
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Salem College has many beautiful
customs. However, one of the most
impressive is a series of Lenten organ
recitals given by Dean Shirley in
Memorial Hall every Thursday after
noon during the Lenten season. Dean
Sliirley selects with great care organ
compositions by the best known com
posers. This is a rare opportunity
which every girl should seize and
make the most of, in order to make
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every sense of the word.
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