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Friday, February 12, 1937.
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Have you ever noticed how indi
cative of its owners character is an
automobile horn? A blaring horn
fastened showily on the front of a
ear usually bespeaks a loud, bluster
ing, flashy driver. A horn with a
hateful, dictatorial tone belongs to
a person who says in no uncertain
terms, “Get outa my way! Whodaya
think you are anyhow?” The rath
er quiet, subdued, meek horn has a
shy driver whos request is a sup
plication rather than a demand.
The pedestrian more than any one
else notices the many types of horns
to be found. A sudden blast pro
claiming importance at a pedes
trian’s back gives him a feeling of
sudden fright and then resentment.
The driver antagonizes an innocent
citizen with the menace of his horn
by impatiently and selfishly express
ing a desire. A gentle reminder is
far more pleasant and consequently
ia appreciated and respected by the
walker. He is willing to comply
more readily with a polite request.
With him and with people in general
the pleasing horn is the popular
Some drivers continually use their
horns apparently for no other reason
than to assert their all-important
presence. A person who drives up
to a building and sits in his ear
blowing the horn to call some one
outside is announcing to the world,
Here I am; look at me; hurry and
come running to see me.” Other
drivers never use their horns at all,
but they are likely to be the people
who go through life as door-mats
for others. • The average driver has
an average horn which he uses only
to remind another driver of his du
ties or privileges. A good driver
relies on careful driving and pres-
ence-of-mind to save the use of his
horn. He realizes that often a per-
abundant use of a loud, raucous horn,
son is judged unfavorably by over-
Tle has a reliable horn which reveals
his character as considerate of oth-
Students and Faculty of the College and Academy have
shown their interest in the new library, as well as their appre
ciation for what others have done by the splendid way in which
the challenged sum was raised.
However, we should realize that our work is not com
plete. About $15,000 remains to be subscribed.
First we suggest that if you have not pledged anything,
you do so at once.
Second, after you have pledged, tell your families about
the wonderful plan. We are sure that if parents realize Salcm’s
need for a library they will catch the enthusiastic spirit that
prevails on the campus, and likewise co-operate.
Again as a reminder to all, the students were not asked to
contribute to the restoration work, the new gymnasium, nor to
the Hall of History.
We are sure that every student would like to see work
begin at once on the new library, and see its completion by next
year. Show your Salem Spirit by co-operating!
(By Associated Collegiate Press)
‘ ‘ The worst thing that can happen,
it seems to me, is to have a school
deal principally in terms of fear,
force and artificial authority.” Dr.
Albert Einstein of relativity fame
suggests a doing away with the “I’ll
flunk you if you aren’t good” set-up
“I have neverbeen drunk in my
life — not necessarily becp-uae I
thought it was wrong but becausp I
could always think of forty better
things to do.” Charles Emcrsoln
Brown, Dean Emeritus of Yale Di
vinity School, asks a DePauw Uni
versity audience to do j-40th as
“This is the finest campus I have
ever slipped on!” John Held, Jr.,
famous cartoonist and writer lots
slide a compliment to the Univeraity
of Michigan from a cool yet informal
seat on an icy walk.
OPEN HOUSE HELD IN
“Among the American plains-In-
dians, horseplay, teasing, practical
jokes and satirical remark? are en
couraged. These customs serve to
organize hostility in a socially use
ful way.” Dr. Frederick Eggan,
University of Chicago anthropologist,
recommends the prod of heckling.
The Salem Academy and College
gymnasium was given its initial in
spection by interested visitors on
Friday night, February 5, when
“Open House” for the community
Members of the student body
greeted the guests upon their ar
rival at Main Hall and escorted them
to the gymnasium on lower campus
Here they were received by Presi
dent and Mrs. Howard Rondthaler,
members of the faculty and represen
tatives from the trustees including
Dr. and Mrs. S. F. Pfohl, Mr. and
Mrs. 0. S. Starbuck, Mr. and Mrs.
Rufus Shore, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas
Rights, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pfohl,
Mr. and Mrs. Walser H. Allen, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Grabbs, and Fred
In the office of the director of
athletics were stationed Miss Minnie
J. Atkinson, Edward Holder, Miss
Ethel Highsmith, Miss Sara Sher
wood and Miss Virginia Council.
During the evening a large num
ber of friends and former students
of college and academy called to ex
press their pleasure over this notable
addition to the campus.
ABOUT SMOKING AT
U. OF WISCONSIN
Madison, Wis.—(ACP)—The Uni
versity of Wisconsin’s “Slide-rule
Sage,^^ who gained national prom
inence by calculating that Badger
co-eds use enougli lipstick in a year
to cover a barn, is making his rule
say queer things again.
Aldro Lingard has discovered that
the university heating plant would
use 23 tons less coal a year if stu
dents smoked in the buildings. (The
fire hazard bans smoking.) Ninety-
one per cent of the heat value would
come from cigarettes and the remain
der from pipes.
Doing some more serious “slid
ing,” Aldro found that Badgerites
spend $241,000 for cigarettes and
$9,500 for pipe tobacco a year.
‘ ‘ Most people, ’ ’ he said, ‘ ‘ take
about 12 puffs per cigarette, and
the average volume of a puff ia about
.2 cubic inches. In one year the
cubic feet of smoke. Pipe smokers
student body inhales about 63,000
take in another 120,000 cubic feet.
This is the volume of a room 60 feet
square and 18 feet high.
“The energy content of all the to
bacco is about 150,000,000,000,000
calories. If all that heat energy
could be converted into mechanical
energy 100 per cent, there would be
465 foot pounds of it, which would
be enough to run escalators up the
hill for about five years.
‘ ‘ Apparently, however, students
would rather blow smoke around in
people’s faces than ride up thehill in
comfort all year around,” ho con
cluded sticking the slide rule in his
boot, engineer fashion.
Dentist: There’s no need to make
all that fuss, sir. Why, I have not
touched your tooth yet.
Patient; No, but you’re standing
on my corn.
MUSIC I HEARD WITH YOU
Music I heard with you was more than music,
And bread I broke with you was more than bread;
Now that I am without you, all is desolate;
All that was once so beautiful is dead.
Your hands once touched this table and this silver,
And I have seen your fingers hold this glass.
These things do not remember you, beloved,—
And yet your touch upon them will not pass.
For it was in my heart you moved among them
And blessed them with your hands and with your eyes;
And in my heart they will remember always,—
They knew you once, 0 beautiful and wise.
ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifle’s rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries for them; no prayer nor bells.
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,—
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but iii their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.
The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.
Collects Dime Novels as Hobby
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Charles Bragin, a retired business man of Brooklyn, N. Y., collecti
dime novels as a hobby. His collection, part of which he is showr
examining, is one of the most valuable in America. Recently he refused
$1,000 for a collection of 191 copies of the Frank Reade Library. One
of the copies in his collection recently brought $425 at an auction *ale.
Among the folk lore coming down
from the ante-bellum negro slaves,
non offers more clearly the evidence
of power held over those poor be
nighted souls by their masters,
through injecting fear into their
minds, than does the fiction of the
Student Doctor. When practical in
terest in medical science was awak
ened in Europe during the six;teenth
century, over-zealous students of
anatomy went to extremes in pro
curing bodies upon which they might
perform their amateur practices.
Harrowing stories are told of the
measures some of the zealots adopted
in achieving their ends. Beggars and
tramps, so the stories go, were pick
ed from the streets of London and
other European metropolis, under the
guise of charity and spirited into
clinics where over-doses of sleeping
potents made them fresh corpses up
on which the nefarious students per
formed operations in which they un
covered the mysteries of the circula
tory system, digestive organs and the
!ike. In time the crop of living dregs
diminished to a point where there
f^as an insufficient number to supply
the increasing demand of students
who flocked to the profession med
ico. Accordingly, as in most situa
tions where such enthusiasm abounds,
these professional novices turned to
the grave for their stiffs. Many an
eerie mystery novel of the day was
built around the grave-robbing by
young medical students. In fact, the
practice actually did become so com
mon as to cause people to hire guards
who thwarted desecrations of the
graves of their loved ones by day
and night vigils which lasted, in
some reported cases, for as much as
two and throe years after the in
So it was that travelers brought
to this country stories of the prac
tices. And it is quite likely the prac
tice of grave-robbing by pupils of
the medical schools occurred in the
states. But it is certain that the
extent to which the practice was car
ried over here never reached the
wholesale proportions they did in
However the reports were suffici
ent to create the fiction of the con
dition into a reality in the child
ish minds of the negro slaves of the
South. •Consequently, when a slave-
jwnor wishes to discipline an ob-
itreperous slave, all the suggestion
of punishment had to imply wag,
“If you don’t quit being so bad and
trifling. I’m going to turn you over
to the student doctors.”