North Carolina Newspapers

Saturday, September 21, 1929.
The Salemite
)y the Student
fi College
y M. Faulkner,
-Kitty Moore.
Agnes Pollock, ’31
Edith Kirkland, '•'51
Mary Martin, ’32
Asst. Adv. Mgr
Asst. Adv. Mgr
Asst. Adv. Mg. Eli
Carolyn Brinkley
. .Elizabeth Alli
Elizabeth Ward
Frances Caldwell
Mary Non
Marv Alice Beami
Leila Burroughs
zabeth McClaugherty
“To keep good company, es
pecially at our first setting out
is the way to receive good im
—Lord Chesterfield.
It is better to fall amongst
crows than amongst flatterers,
for the former wait till we are
dead, the later eat us alive.”
The new eut system at Salem has
caused much comment. On account
few students taking too many
cuts it seemed necessary to change
the system. But, what about the
majority of students? Did they take
advantage of the privileges by over
stepping regulations ?
The former plan granted cuts
according to scholarship. If a stud
ent made good grades the fact was'
recognized in a more liberal allow
ance rewarded. This acted as an in
centive for continued effort in effi
cient work.
An advocate of the present system
suggests that a person should
always seek a reward for his labors
—that a conscientious student does
not expect special compensation for
doing his duty. Rather, he feels that
his gains, intellectually, are entirely
enough. That is wise advice. It
might be adhered to if the world
were a Utopia. But, unfortunately,
most people have human weaknesses,
and they do appreciate recognition
of a duty well done.
Another point—this year no stud
ent will be allowed to cut classes be
fore and after holidays. Hereto
fore such cuts have counted double
so that it was hardly possible for
many people to make use of them
this way. If a student was absent
from many classes either prior to
or following a holiday, it was gen-
rally with a good excuse. The ma-
pority of girls were very careful not
■ereut. The penalty for the of
fense seemed enough to warrant most
people in being careful. And yet.
because of a few students, the ma
jority must suffer.
e are hoping that some basis
may be adopted establishing
lation between the quality of
done and the number of cuts allowed.
Vacation in Retrospect
Tiie Sophomores are being very
sweet and sisterly this week, but
wonder if they won’t undergo a C(
pleti. metamorphosis next week.
We’ve heard several seniors la
menting the telephone arrangement
in A. C. B. which prevents their
being able to enjoy the “Oh, is that
you Be-e-e-r-re-e-k?” which enter
tained them in Junior Hall last
One night recently an upperclass
man aroused a certain freshman
from his slumbers to tell them
against the riiles for them to go to
bed without putting an “Asleep”
sign on their respective doors.
Have you heard about the newly
adopted Junior-Senior _privjlege
Costume Ball
r Where Can You Be?
It is very gratifying to note that
notwithstanding the overcrowded
condition of the school there has
been a noticeable absence of bust
ling and confusion during registra
tion, in Chapel, in the dining room,
and in class rooms.
has the Alice Clewell Base
ment been in such a whirl of laugh
ter and dancing, such a riot of color
I music as it was Saturday night
the Costume Ball given in honor
of the freshmen and new girls. Cos
tumes, original and unique, colorful
and charming, but the atmosphere
of the I.and of Make Believe, a mix
ture of Arabian Nights and i mod
ern New York Night Club, whence
one had been transported on a magic
wishing carpet. The music was fur
nished by a negro orchestra, who
without doubt lost themselves i
their instinctive qualities of rhythi
and melody and were at their best.
Mary Brewer stepped into tV
spotlight with her sympathetic rer
dition of a famous opera, and other
clever “take-offs.” Up to her oh
tricks again, Millicent Ward capti
vated the merry makers by singing
several popular songs. Nor is
freshman class without talent
their midst for Adelaide Silversi
•oved herself capable of “tickling
e ivories” most pleasing to the
,irit of the evening.
After such pleasant entertainment
and such really jolly fun it is easy
to understand why there was an up-
and why there were so many re
quests for encores from the music-
when the jubilee fancy dress
vicissitudes of a schjol girl’s
divided into two definite sea-
imely, summer and winter.
Through the steady drone of win-
be heard the merry, al
most irresistible Pipes O’ Pan—be
witching and enticing, bringing
memories of soft summer nighi
sunburns, and things you’d walk a
mile for. The vacation season is
isting downhill after a nine
months tug up the steps—so life
goes on, just one up and down after
Once again begins the uphill
trudge. Our last minute dreams
igely disturbed by visions
of mountains upon mountains of
textbooks. Showers of ink and
of the homesick beat in our
faces, but we push bravely onward
1 a grin (in spite of the fact we
Pebleco instead of Pepsodent).
’S funny how quickly we get out of
breath, it must be from the lack of
exercise(fooled you!) and finding
from past experience that a Psy
chology book is the easiest thing
to sit on, we settle down to rest.
(Sing me to sleep.)
A mist, like a silver veil of cob
webs, floats slowly before us, and
through its sheen appear the well
remembered scenes of our irrevoc
able summer.
We see ourselves on a yacht with
Tom, Dick, or Harry (who cares?
maybe all three!) just off of
Wrightsville Beach, Myrtle Beach,
or the Gulf of Mexico (we don’t see
that that makes so much difference
either). The water laps gently
along the sides of the boat, and from
within the cabin, througli the courte
sy of Mr. Atwater-Kent, Rudy Vai-
lee is singing “Deep Night” in his
usual capitvating manner. Oh yes,
of course, there is a moon that hangs
like a great yellow globe in the sky,
of light skimming
alona' the quiet water. We stretch
lazily in our deck chairs, try to
get torturing pangs of sunburn, and
Russell MacPhail (his candy, of
course, how’d you ever get in Salem,
They tell us of the blushing bride
Who to the altar goes,
own the center of the church
Between the friend-filled rows.
There’s Billy whom she motored
And Bob with whom she swam,
here’s Jack, she used to golf with
And Steve wlio called her lamb;
here’s Ted, the football, man she
And Don of tennis days;
here’s Hubert; yes, and blond
Who had such winning ways;
And there is Harry, high school beau
With whom she used to mush,
0 wonder she’s a blushing bride—
Ye gods, .she ought to blush.
The Salemite extends a cordial
greeting to the students and faculty
of the college and academy.
We hope that the newcomers es
pecially will avail themselves of the
opportunity to use this publicatit
as a medium of communicating any
constructive criticisms of or praise
of campus institutions. Open Forum
will be at your service to express
your opinions. Also, The Salemite
will welcome any literary (perhaps
that is too imposing a terra for :
collegians; however, we will pre
sume) contributions which you may
care to offer, or any suggestions foi
the improvement of the paper. We
welcome interesting innovations.
With your assistance we will en
deavor to afford you a weekly sheet
of fresh and readable material, with
a real surprise now and then, mostly
We hope to be more inspired and
less rushed at our next editorial
ball c
I think about you often
And I’ll write you every day.
But there seems so very little
That it seems worth while to say.
It either rains or doesn’t rain.
It’s either hot or cold—■
The news is all uninteresting—■
Or else it’s all been told.
But the only thing thah matters is
The fact that you are there,
And I am here without you
And it’s lonesome every where.
Now we are in somebody’s road
ster, top down, wind playing havoc
with our hair, and the joy of living
and high speed making the u
cosmetics entirely unnecessary,
scenes change so quickly we recall
feeling this same way }
our first three-ringed circus. Once
more we are indulging in sleeping
late, breakfast in bed, lunch at
drug store, picture show, dance
the eiub—Motlier waiting of head of
stairs. Now a review of the “Hi
Book”—that date for the June Ge
man. the precious boy at the Black
Cat dance, the good looking councilor
at camp So-n-So. (Woe to the fick
leness of time and men.) We find
ourselves rushed from a morning
dance at lyake I-ure to view the fas
cinating lights of Broadway, and re
member the breathless “first visits”
to a genuine night club, Chinatown,
East Side, and all around the town.
Our heads swim witli the vision of
nmer school rush—whether at
Carolina, T.ake Junaluska, or Duke,
there was always a rush. And then
visits we paid, here, there, and
ywhere. Such bridge parties and
teas for guests, brides-elect, a
other unfortunates ! Whatta life.
This really is a strain on oni
mind, and we are somewhat glad
the skies grow dark and the
pictures make a regretful fade-out.
The walls of Education, less liberal
than we have known these past
weeks, close about us with insinuat
ing formality, and we know these
children of memory must be rocked
to sleep (if that doesn’t bring de
sired results, use chloroform) We
sigh to think that the only enjoy
ment of life in the near future will
be the greenness of innocent Fresh
men—may they be greener than
of Winston-Salem
Exclusive Underwear and
301 W. Fourth Street
Nissen Drug Co.
Bobbitt Bros.
Winston-Salem, N. C.
Mrs. W'. R. Padgett
. V'Printi^'Plate^.
from Pictures,
Drug Store
Blue Ribbon Ice Cream
A Product of Peerless Ice Cream Co.
Automobilist: “I am prepared to
make a fair settlement, and you ask
$500 just because I ran oyer your
foot. Why man I’m not a million-
injured Party: “I’ll have you un
derstand I’m not a centipede, either.
The testy old gentleman turned to
the strange urchin who had been fol
lowing him around the course.
“You’ll never learn to play golf
by watching me,” he declared.
“, ■ sk, chief,” agreed the strip
ling, “doi’t I know it? But I ’
n’t watching you; I’m going fishing
when you .lig up enough worms.”
Extends you the heartiest welcome of all. Come up soon
and try some of our Delicious Specials.
Open all day. Spruce, between 4th and 5th Sts.
Huntley-Hill-Stockton Co.
The Name That Belongs With Good
We welcome you SALEM girls back to our city and hope that
each and every day during your stay here will be a pleasant one
We have completely remodeled our store and enlarged it.
Won’t you come down and see the beautiful new things for
Fall? Never before have we shown such a large variety.

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