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T II E SAL E MITE
Saturday, December 7, 1929.
Published Weekly by the Student
Body of Salem College
$2.00 a Year :: 10c a Copy
Ixssie B. Phillips
.Mary Myers Faulkns
Mary Neal Wilkins
...Agnes Paton Pollock
Daisy Lee Carson
Mary Louise Mickey
Allie Mae Gerkin
Business Manager Carolyn Brinkley
Adv. Manager Elizabeth Ward
Asst. Adv. Mgr Eva Hackney
Asst. Adv. Mgr Leila Burroughs
Asst. Adv. Mgr Sue Jane Mauney
Asst. Adv. Mgr Frances Caldwell
Asst. Adv. Mgr Mary Alice Beaman
Asst. Adv. Mgr Ann Meister
Circulation Mgr Mary Norris
Asst. Cir. Mgr Martha Davii
Asst. Cir. Mgr Edith Leakt
LITTI.E THOUGHTS FOR
Responsibility is one instru
ment—a great instrument—of
education, both moral and in
tellectual. It sharpens the
faculties. It unfolds the mor
al nature. It makes the care
less prudent, and turns reek-
lessnes.s into sobriety.
for the dead.
We think that the practice teach
ers would unanimously advise you
that you not only avoid evil but
also the appearance of evil! Do you
wonder why? Well read the “True
Story” in this issue.
Won’t it be grand and glorious if
our petition for a three weeks’
Christmas holiday goes through ?
From all we’ve been hearing, we’ll
certainly have to have a gym in
order to provide space for all the
frenzied basketball practices that
Only twelve more days, girls
Maybe Carlyle was wrong, and
though we will be the exact antithe
sis of “the dead,” we can no doubt
rest—or frolic, which, you will agree,
is more desirable.
If I c
NOT IN VAIN
3 heart from break
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching
Or cool one pain.
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Honor System In
The Present Day Importance
of the Problem of the Hon
or System in American
Note: This is the second of a series
of articles on the Honor System be
ing printed simultaneously in all the
college newspapers in the United
States beginning on or about No
vember 20th. A series of five arti
cles dealing with matters pertaining
to the Honor System •w'ill follow.
This release is being made by the
Committee on the Honor Sy.stem for
the National Student P'ederation of
the United States of America, with
hope that the students of this eoui
try will give serious thought to the
problem of student honesty in o
colleges, and that they will send
the Fifth Annual Congress of the
National Student Federation repre
sentatives who have well-thought-out
ideas concerning this matter. The
Fifth Congress will meet at Stanford
University on the 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
of January, 1930.
THE HISTORY OF THE
Four colleges claim the honor of
having been the initiator of the Hon-
System. William and Mary Col
lege claims to have begun the use
of the system in 1779. South Caro-
College (now the University of
South Carolina) claims to have be
gun the use of the Honor System at
founding in 1801. The Univers
ity of Virginia claims to have init
iated the system in 1842. Finally,
Washington and Lee University puts
forth claims to having been the orig
inator of the Honor System, their
■laim dating back to the administra-
;ion of General Lee as president.
It is impossible to say exactly
which of these colleges is in fact the
mother of the Honor Sy.stem. Prob
ably William and Mary College did
■ ave some kind of system under
'liich the students were placed upon
their honor, and under which an
Honor System prevailed in spirit.
Perhaps the honor of the. students
was appealed to at South Carolina
College from the time of its incep
tion. But the preponderance of the
evidence seems to show that the Uni
versity of Virginia was the first in
stitution to make definite plans for
an Honor System, to draw up an
honor code, and to adopt a definite
plan of legislation control, and sys
tem of penalties.
Washington and Lee’s claim dates
back to the administration of Gen
eral Lee, following the Civil War.
Therefore, the University’s claim
antedates that of Washington and
Lee by a score of years' or more.
However, Washington and I.ec can
indisputably lay claim to having the
oldest complete student Honor Sys
tem in the United States, for at that
institution the Honor System em
braces every phase of student life.
The Honor System originated in
the South. It spread slowly at first,
because it was a marked departure
from the Old World idea of govern
ing students: it was a pioneer step
in the educational field, taken in a
pioneer period of a new country—
the United States—by pioneer spir
its in the realm of education and
progress. It is a significant fact
that the system originated
new democratic country.
After the Civil War the Honor
System spread faster. Many othei
Southern Colleges began to adopt the
system, and many colleges in other
sections of the United States begai
to recognize its values and to in.sti
tute it. From 1860 to 1890 the num
ber of colleges using the system in
creased greatly. From 1890 ti
1910 the number increased still
faster. In 1911 more colleges adopt
ed the system than in any other year
up to that time. From 1911 to the
present there has been a steady
crease in the number of colleges
that have adopted the Honor System.
At the present time approximately
39% of the colleges and universities
of the United States have it.
The system as we have it today is
the product of a process of evolu
tion. As conditions havie changed,
the mechanism and means
forcing the Honor System have had
to be changed in order that pace
might be kept with progress. To
day no two do or can have exactly
same Honor System on account
of the varying conditions that are
found in the different colleges.
The system, as it was inaugurated
at the University of Virginia, came
as a solution of the problem of
handling the students. A laxness had
grown up in the University with re
gards to student honesty. The Hon
or System was greatly needed. It
evolved. It was the product of the
long-visioned idealism and the for
midable courage of Thomas Jeffer
son, who was chairman of the first
Board of Visitors of the University.
When differences between the fac
ulty and students were referred to
the Board, under the leadership of
Jefferson that body usually a
very lenient with the students.
In short, the system was able to
be inaugurated at the University of
Virginia on account of the arrange
ment of the buildings, Jefferson’
ideals of school management, the ex
isting social conditions in the South
at that time, and the strong Christ
ian character of the professors at tl
University during its early history.
Can there not be great worth i
an institution that has existed i
many excellent institutions for nearl
and the sparks raised quite a logical
argument—the weather was far too
cold and the bus entirely too late to
expect them to make the trip.
e o’clock there arose a great
groan as the bus was seen puffing up
the hill. The arguments in favor
of remaining grew somewhat weaker
3w that their chariot (which they
jgarded as they would the boat
which transported passengers across
the Styx) stood at the door. A lit
tle hushed, the group trooped down
stairs, and the'first one that stepped
the pavement immediately lost
her balance and reclined awkwardly
(we believe in being frank) on the
ground. A shriek filled the air as
the wind .swooped down and they
staged a stampede to the building.
Loud were the shouts of, "It’s too
Ode to Posture
Good posture is an asset
Which very few possess,
Sad to relate, the favored ones
Seem to be growing less.
We see the folks around us
All slumped down in a heap.
And the way that people navigate
Is enough to make you weep.
Some elevate theii shoulders.
Some hollow in their backs.
Some stiffen up their muscles.
And some just plain rela’^.
The one who walks with grace and
Is a spectacle so rare,
Tliat even down on gay Broadway
The people turn and stare.
If you would cut a figure
In business, sport or school.
Just Tiind the Posture Precepts,
Ooey the Posture Rule.
“We’ll get there right in the mid
dle of class!”
ight pneumonia sticking my
head out the door!”
“If we go I’ll be late to Latin.”
With one accord the girls slid back
to the warm building. Some dash-
to the phone call Mr. Moore,
was a relief not to go out in such
weather—and half of the pupils
would probably be absent anyway.
However, great was their grief
id amazement when they were in
formed that each girl had been given
and that theirs was a serious
offense. No matter what havoc the
elements wreak, the amateur teach-
doubt journey forth to
high school, henceforth, even if they
have to use ice skates or canoes!
I hope vou’ll dance with me
night, Mr. Jones,”
“Oh, rather! I hope you don’t
think I came here merely for pleas-
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Don’t hunch your shoulders so.
Don’t sag and drag yourself around.
No style to that, you know.
Get Uplift in your bearing,
And strength and spring and
No matter what your worries,
To slough won’t alter them.
• shoulders I
Just square you
You’re not the sort to quit.
“It isn’t the load that breaks i
It’s the way we carry it.”
The cold grey dawn broke over
the sleeping world. There was a
thin silver coating of ice on every
branch and leaf of the bare trees;
and each blade of grass stood
straight in its jacket of frost. The
wind whistled around the corners of
the buildings, and slid over the iced
bricks of the pavements. It w
bleak, dreary dawn that made those
disturbed by its coming light snug
gle deeper beneath warm blankets
and turn over for another nap.
However, the engine of Old Fath
er Time never freezes, and before
long the great church clock announc
ed eight-thirty. A group of ex;-
cited, gesticulating girls gathered be
fore a second story front window
awaiting the roar of a yellow bu;
which was to take them to perform
“extremely old maidish duties”
position they filled with importance
(so they thought). The minutes
ticked by .slowly, and the fear of
excitement grew as the bus failed to
appear. Then in their furnaces of
genius a fire was lit (on such a cold
morning too—the wonder of itiy#!
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