Saturday, January 12, 1929.
Published Weekly by the Student Body
of Salem College.
$2.00 a Year :: 10c a Copy
..Dorothy Ragan, *29
Ruble Scott, '29
Laila Wright, ’30
Luclle Hassel, ’30
:iiz!ibeth Andrews, ’29
Lessle Phillips, '30
Sara Efird, ’31
rditli Kirkland, ’31
.. Kathleen Moore, ’31
Business Mgr. Isabelle Dunn
Asst. Bus. Mgr Eleanor Willingham
Adv. Manager Jessie Davl
Asst. Adv. Mgr Eva Hackney
Asst. Adv. Mgr Elva Lee Kenerly
Asst. Adv. Mgr Elizabeth All
Circulation Mgr. ..._ Carolyn Brinkley
Asst. Circ. Mgr Mary Noi
Asst. Circ. Mgr Elizabeth Ward
Mary Myers Faulkner.
Keep On Keepin’ Om
If the day looks kinder gloomy
And your chances kinda slim.
If the situation’s puzalin’
And the prospects awful grim.
If perplexities keep pressin’
Till hope is nearly gone.
Just bristle up and grit your
And keep on keepin on.
Making new year resolutions is an
old custom which has fallen into
disrepute through lack of use, and
has finally become entirely obsolete.
~ I when it was customary to
make these resolutions it is very
doubtful that many of them were
made in seriousness since few of
them survived the first week of the
is not necessary, then, that we
regard the new year as a time to
solemnly resolve to do this or that.
The time to do this is when we
realize the need of reforming—the
to break some bad habit
form some good one. A good prac-
e for the new year, other than,
iking resolutions, is to stop and
•iously consider where we have
succeeded or fallen short in the
tivities we have undertaken. The
habit of self analysis is a valuable
and one which we should all
strive to cultivate. It is not easy
3e our own faults. We cai, '
ways see where others fail to u
up to the standards which eitlier
they or society have set, yet when
it comes to our own “shortcomings”
we are not so eager to expose them.
If instead of a few resolutions care
lessly made, we should resolve to
take stock of our own character dur
ing the coming year and ihould
strive to build up the weak points
and eliminate the bad ones the new
year would have an entirely new
meaning. It would bt; an excel
lent time to take inventory of our
selves. Although ieveral days have
elapsed since the new year it is not
too late yet to begin thi* practice.
Why not give it a trial?
SAL TO EM
Bed Time Story
NEW YEAR AND THE
Again we stand at the portals of
an opening year with our minds
firmly resolved to make 1929 very
successful. In every field of en
deavor the workers are hopeful of
bigger and better returns.' As we
look out over the coming twelve
months ,we see a great stretch of
days which promise us time for
many things. January first always
finds people reformed who are prom
ising themselves that they shall use
their energies more profitably dur
ing the coming year than in the past.
How long these resolutions hold
good, we need not say I
However, the college student docs
not welcome the new year, for to
him it means that he must get the
habit of study again after two
three weeks of blissful idleness.
When January arrives, a student it
carefully reminded that examina
tions will soon follow. The results
of these examinations are quite like
ly to cause undue distress to the
student as well as to the parents.
On the other hand, almost one-half
of another school year has passed;
school days—oh painful moments!
-—are gradually drawing to an end.
The passing of time and age counts
little with one still in school, for that
one is forever looking forward to
vacation days, home and friends, and
most of all freedom from any —
Scholastic or not, we students
think in this way.
Merry Chri*t»as »»d H»ppy
New Year art over and it’s loo »oon
to say “Be My Valentine,” »o I’ll
just say, “Greetings, old chap!"
Tell me, i* this ye old time earth
I’ve hit. I wai surely up r
air during the three weeks of
tion, and while up I saw some other
of the “Salem Girla.” From some
of the dazed looks around here I
beat some of them earth.
But it was a grand and florions
“The Bat” seems to hare caused
some awful commotion around here.
Or was it the effects of Christmas?
y dear, have you ever heard of
such entertainments or frivolities as
of these Salem grils partici
pate in? Imagine my embarrass
ment when they mention, or openly
speak of twenty-one or thirty-two
dances^ ifl> twenty-one days,
e from the sticks or do i
seclusion? After all we may
I so young!
But, my dear, we are faeinf more
,n. Two weeks till exams and
they have no definite pleasure is
them, you know. So jom see, I real
ly mean it when I say I Wttit go
’cause I must study.
Come see us soo», but not htfort
examt, you hear.
Your eutii frkiui,
I vanted to buy a cigar,
vent by der cigar store and said to
da girl vot vas dere “Haf you Per-
Und she says, “No, I has bun- the
eight o’clock p. m. on
third floor Alice Clewell Building;
also the same hour at other
places in that vicinity. In room
1602 two room-mates sat on op
posite sides of a desk—that is, in
chairs on the floor facing each other,
with a desk in between. We didn’t
realize it was going to be so hard
to keep that sentence from being am
biguous, or we would have written
about chipmunks or something. You
never can tell. Sentences are like
The brunette was studiously writ-
g a diary of her Christmas holi-
y. The blond was industriously
filing her pink-and-white nails.
tired of this Greek,” said the
blond. “So am I,” declared the bru
nette. And being of one accord, but
with no expression on their faces,
they arose and jumped out the win
dow. Then up rushed our hero,
Dan McGrew, just in the nick of
time—whatever that is—and caught
them in a paper bag. Visualize his
chagrin when they stared at him and
queried in a monotonous voice,
“Who invited you to our garden-
party?”; and with that they strolled
away into the garden thoughtfully
chewing artichokes, while he stood
holding the sack.
“It’s all the same to me,” shrug
ged Dangerous Dan ,lighting a Mu
rad; because he was a well-read
man, who knew how to acquire poise
without reading for twenty minutes
each day in those amazing books
published by the North American
Institute (3601 Michigan Ave.,
Dept. 1882, Oshkosh, Wisconsin).
When the cruel damsels were out of
sight Dan jumped into his igloo
shaking like a leaf on a tree, for
the night was forty below. "Often
a hero, but never a husband,
sighed, and luckily his glass
lighted on a copy of Vanity Fair,
which revealed the true secret of
every »ian’s success “Liquid Wins
will glorify your eyes. Now
secret of lovelier eyes is yours .
do this; Apply it to the lashes with
absolute peace-of-mind.” Alas, his
hopes crashed. “Those are not my
ships!” sobbed Dan McGrew; for
he had no absolute peace-of-mind.
Life was just one disappointment
before and after another.
The girls were all having a big
bull session. “Two weeks ago to
night I wag getting glad for the
Christwas dance at Ruralretreat,”
reminisced the girl in the green hat.
“Well,” said the brunette, drying
her eyes with a towel, “there ain’t
no sweet man that’s worth the salt
of my tears!” So she stopped peel
ing onions for the potato salad and
made Otto eat «t the Rite.
GOD AND THE STUDENT
The college student’s religious
credo, according to a student writer
in The Stanford Daily, Stanford
Probably fifty per cent of Ameri-
n students believe in God, but not
the orthodox God. The atom, in
finity, some physio-chemical jforce
not yet known—these and other
'ague definitions constitute their
conception of the Deity.
The average student neither prays
ir believes in the efficacy of prayer,
except as a sedative. Under stress
)f some great crisis he may pray
iil?ntly, as a reversion to childhood
He does not believe in the soul
Lists Shaw, O'Neill and Pirandello
In Address Before New Drama
The three greatest dramatists of
today are Shaw, O’Neill, and Pi
randello, according to Dr. Archi-
bad Henderson, head of the Mathe
matics Department of the University
of N. C.j and biographer of Ber
nard Shaw, who is quoted in the
New York Times from an address he
made in the metropolis at the an
nual dinner of the New York Cen
tre of the Drama League.
... , A , . u- j Two of the three, Dr. Henderson
life hereafter. Analyzing h:s deep kittle
•pn. hfl.Q f'nnolnHpH thflf , ,
whose development he
sleep, he has concluded that death ' f
sort of oblivion, pli
the ceasing to function of certain
nerves and muscles not controlled by
the will. The thought of ceasing to
be entirely is discouraging; there
fore he covers it with some such
philosophy as: you’re here only a
while—make the most of it. Or
perhaps he believes that only
through procreation is man immort-
He has never read the Bible. Not
all of it, anyhow.
He considers organized relief un
necessary in this age. For the perse
cutions of Galileo, of Copernicus, of
Scopes, and hundreds of others who
disseminated truth, he finds it dif
ficult to forgive organized theology.
The average student has evolved,
or is in the process of evolving, a
personal religion which is actually
a philosophy. His other tenets may
vary greatly. To orthodox people
most of them would seem sinful and
blasphemous.-—The New Student.
Country Maid: “Do you
love me, Herbert?”
Her Swain: “Of course I do!”
“Then why don’t your chest go
up and down like the men in the
Dr. Henderson ranked O’Neill as
the most original technician in the
theatre in the world, and pointed
out that he received his early train
ing under Prof. George Pierce Bak
er, creator of the famous “47 Work
shop” at Harvard and now profes
sor of dramatic literature at Yale,
and later at the Provincetown The-
■ Shaw’s career had a similar begin
ning, he showed, with the Independ
ent Theatre and the London Stage
Exclusive Underwear and
BOYS SHOULD HAVE
MORE THAN ONE FAIR
FRIEND, SAYS PARSON
Columbus, Ohio— (IP) —"Boys
should have more than one girl
friend,” said Rev. Walter S. James
a talk at Y. M. C. A. meeting at
Ohio State University on the sub
ject “Petting as a Pastime.”
“One of the prime duties of a
college man,” he said, “is to show
by living example that the age of
chivalry is not dead, and girl friends
offer the finest way of developing
chivalry in a man.”
The Rev. Mr. James pointed out
that there are two types of petters,
only one of which really can be
called a petter. The first type is
the man who loves and respects a
girl, but does not have sufficient
money to marry her. The second is
the man who does not care for the
girl, but who pets because he thinks
is the thing to do.
“This second type,” he said, “is
should strive to eliKU-
Emphasis in the college is coming
to be placed more and more on
preparation o# the student for
some little niche in the huge and
intricate business world. The little’
pamphlet received by seniors at Co
lumbia College the other day i* a
sign of the^ times. It bears the
imprint of the University and is
apparently sent out for the purpose
of preparing the students for their
place in the business world. The
title is “How to Get and Keep a
Job,” and the author is Mr. C. R.
Dooley of the Standard Oil Com
pany of New Jersey. The young
man, Mr. Dooley says, must work
hard, be docile, aust possess “a
great deal of lightning ability” and
le of the characteristics of the
politician." He must throw aside
any Aristotelian nonsense about
terial goods ag means for the Good
Life and must accept Babbitt’s phil
osophy of money-making as an end
in itself. He will, with Mr. Dooley,
look with scorn upon the “pathetic
spectacle” of those who “seek a job
and nothing more; it matters not to
them what kind of a job it is, *o
long as it does not require many
hours and provides a reasonable in
come.” —The New Student.
“Yesterday I saw five men stand
ing under one umbrella, and not one
of them get a drop of water on him
"Ne; it wasn't raiaing."
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