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Wednesday, February 27. 1935
TAKE ON NEW LIFE
Member Southern Inter-Collegiate
Published Weekly by the Student
Body of Salem College
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Editor- In-Chief Cortlandt Pre»to
The historical bricks around Salem
have all the hoofmarks of many gen
erations. To-day they are rising in
rebellion against the high-heeled
young ladies who weave, reel, and
stumble over their weathered sur
face. During the winter, the bricks
have suffered another grind of Brit
ish, bold, tweedy, and wooly crea
tures stalking over them to class,
and now white linen, cotton prints,
and light suits are starting to renew
the old brick’s life. ’Tis Spring and
the old uneven surface of the walks
around Salem will not be noticed.
Faithful things, these bricks. They
seem to have a tireless existence.
Senior Feature Editors:—
Mary Elizabeth Reeves (Exchange)
Emma Wargo (Chapel)
Think of all the “flats,” “gun
boats,” “Spaldings,” (better known
as oxfords) that have walked across
Curiously enough, Salem girls have
given George Washington the right
to have a birthday without digging
up aforementioned bricks, upon
which the “cherrj^ tree slayer”
walked, and presenting them to the
President in Chapel as tangible evi
dence that Washington passed this
She Knows And Therefore
She Should Be Known
Anna Ray Fogle
Mary Louise Haywooc.
Mary Lib Dobbins
Business Manager Agnes Brown
Adv. Manager Susan Rawlings
Exchange Mgr Virginia Key Council
Mary Coleman Henderson
Circulation Mgr Rachel Carroll
Ass’t Cir. Mgr Mary Ruth Elliot
Siiii^lieity is the keynote of ef
J^abor and trouble one can always
get through alone, but it takes two
to )>e glad.—Ibsen.
To understand everything is to
Life 13 the gift of Nature: but beau
tiful living is the gift of Wisdom.
TALKS IN VESPERS
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
order to find the godlike qualities—
to earnestly entreat these qualities
day by day to grow into something
very great and very beautiful, per
haps this is a form of prayer” and
in this way it is not impossible to
“pray without ceasing,” she add
Tt is just now that we are beginning
to grope after more truthful defi
nitions of words which we have long
used. Therefore it is necessary that
we stop dead still with our thoughts
from time to time, and like King
T5adgar in Edna St. Vincent Millay’s
l>oem “The King’s Henchmen,” we
must go ahead softly and seek to get
our bearings. For it is just now that
our first heaven and earth are in
the process of passing away.
Miss Preston was the first student
speaker to be heard this vear in
Vespers. We hope the Y. W. 0. A.
will not let her be the last one. Stu
dents enjoy hearing others of their
school mates talk “with” them
rather than “to” them on subjects
of common interest to everybody of
“She’s an expert dish washer
and, what is more important, she
actually likes to wash dishes too!”
“ Yes, and she has a good recipe for
ham salad and what delicious .sand
wiches she makes! ” “ Did you see
the beautiful flowers she sent to the
infirmary just now — and she has
some more ready for Vespers.
‘She certainly must have an enor
mous correspondence for she is al
ways writing letters.” “Did I tell
you about the time she helped the
poor little ‘Y’ Cabinet sell 3 B’a
(Butter Boy Bars, for the benefit of
non-Salemites), in the middle of the
night?” “Yes, and that certainly
was a delightful tea she gave to the
poor homesick stay-overs last Easter
The above isn’t, as you may have
thought at first, a recommendation
for a house keeper, interior decora
tor or personal secretary. It is
■ather a snap shot, only a wee one
at that, of Miss Riggan.
One beautiful phase of our life
here at Salem is the v^ery apparent
interest and close personal relation
between students and faculty. To
know that the teachers and the
deans consider each girl personally
and as individuals means a great
deal. Miss Riggan knows, will be
willing to wager, far more about you
than you ever guess, more, too, than
you know about her. Turn about is
fair play, isn’t it so let’s find out
something about her.
To begin with, do you know what
the J in K. J. R. stands for? No, no,
no, that’s enough guesses, not Jean
or Jane or Jerry or Josephine. Her
name is Katherine Jnnge Riggaii
Beautiful, isn’t it, and individual
Her home, as you all know, is
Southern Pines, but as you know too,
she belongs to Salem as well. In
cidentally, while in school here she
walked away with honors. A few
of them include class honors for
three years, membership in the order
of tlie Scorpions, an officer in the
McDowcll Club, the privilege of
“ parley-vous-ing” in Le Cercle
Francais, associate editorship of the
Salemite, and the presidency of the
Student Government Association
(CONTINUED ON PACE FOUR)
^ S0CII IE ¥y
OFF CAMPUS TATTLER
The next time you hear a day-
student complain about gaining too
many curves in the wrong places,
ask her how much time she spends
at Summit Street Pharmacy on Sun
day afternoon. It’s positively sur
prising how many people can be seen
there long about five, Sunday after
What is the attraction at Oak
Ridge? Ask Cornelia Maslin. She
visited Hilda Wall Penn, (a former
Salem student), at Madison, and the
tw^o went to a dance at O. B. I. on
Leakesville was honored by the
visits of two Salem students—Kath
erine Sisell and Rebecca Hines —
The lunchroom of the day-students
reports excellent progress. Try some
of their butter-boy-bars.
Anna Leake Scott may have gone
to Leakesville. She had an excellent
time if she went. Ask her about
Once again “home sweet home”
was the theme song of the Juniors
and the Sophomores.
Marianna Bedding took Jo White
head, Margaret Calder, and Ethel
Highsmith home with her Saturday
and it is heard that much fun was
had in Ashboro by these four Sale-
mites, while Lou Freeman had fun
here playing Marianna’s radio!
Sara K. Thompson, one of the
many Virginians in our midst, went
to Bluefield for, the week-end.
Yes sir-e we all say that Jinny
Gough’s “little” sister Eleanor is
quite a bird, .she has even been called
Putter Jr.”—her sister’s nick-
a.me. We hope that Eleanor will
be with us for next year.
Jane Crow spent Saturday night
in town with her mother.
Helen Jones was home for Satur
day and Sunday, she said the under
taker’s had a dull week-end.
Sj)riug comcs to Salem College
early—earlier than ’most anywhere.
Thero is so]iiething about even Feb
ruary that has a suggestion of now
green things budding and blooming
Down in the valley squirrels are
playing gaily, iiind birds are coming
back again. We wonder why Salem
is so blessed?
Perhaps the answer is this; Dr.
Jfondthaler! Wh>’ not? Doesn’t he
]iIow around in the snow and find
violets, and doesn’t he find zinias
hung with icicles? Of course he
does! and no one else could ever do
that except our own prexy. Spring
couldn’t stay away from Salem very
long when one is so optimistic about
it as he—. Those carnations that
he wore in his buttonhole during De
cember and January showed us how
much he wanted to see flowers grow
ing again down on the cliff. And
when the carnation suddenly, swift
ly, one morning turns into a daisy,
we know that things are happening
and happening fast.
From a psychological point of
view, if one expects things to hap
pen, they usually happen, and that
must be true about Spring happen
ing at Salem. Why, when we go out
of chapel one morning all excited
about flower-s, it usually isn’t very
long before we find them, so there
The sum and substance of this
whole spring-like idea is that we
are the most fortunate human beings
on earth to have a spring at this
time of the year and to have a Dr.
IP € IE T K y
“I’oetiy is tin* jxM'fect and eoiisuminatc' siirfaco and
l)l()oiii of nil things; it is as the odor and the color of the
rose to th(' texture of the elements which compose it, as
the form and splendor of onfaded beauty to the secrets
of anatomy and corruption.”
For all your days prepare,
And meet them ever alike
When you are the anvil, bear—
When you are the hammer,
Let not young souls be smothered
They do ijuaint deeds and fully
flout their pride.
It is the world’s one crime its
babes grow dull.
Its poor are ox-like, limp and
Not that they starve, but starve
Not that they sow, but that they
Not that they serve, but have
no gods to serve.
Not that they die, but that they
die like sheep.
I love all beauteous things,
I seek and adore them;
God hath no better praise,
And man in his hasty days
Is honored for them. '
The monotone of the rain is
beautiful, and the sudden rise and
slow relapse of the long multi
The sun on the hills is beauti
ful, or a captured sunset sea-
flung. Bannered with fire and
A face I know is beautiful,
with the fire and gold of sky'and
sea, and the peace of long warm
Wind, wind — heather gipsy
Whistling in my tree!
All the heart of me is tipsy
On the sound of thee.
Sweet with scent of clover.
Salt with breath of sea.
Wind, wind — wayman lover.
Whistling in my tree!
I too will something make
And joy in the making
Although tomorrow it seems
Like the empty words of a dream
Remembered on waking.
Our own Cortlandt Preston surely
goes for the opposite sex whose
names begin with C. How about
learning more about the alphabet
Cokey.. Did you and precious Grace
have fun in Charlotte Saturday?
Even the town begins with C.
Betty Tuttle disregarded the fact
that the warblers of Duke ■were
visiting at Salem and sallied forth
to Green.sboro to N. C. C. W. But
M. W'ard probably had a good time.
Jo Klutz spent the week-end in
Salisbury and Martha Nolen and
Tick Fraley spent Sunday with her.
Lib Rankin went pretty near to
Davidson this week-end, meaning
The little, but well known, town
of Cooleemee had Nancy McNeely
and Sue Rawlings in its worthy
midst this week-end.
May I ask, Jane, who was that
Long chap to whom you went to talk
at the concert. Why didn’t Ann go
with you? I’m ashamed of you,
Ann—giving up such a golden op
Such a list of Juniors I have here,
it would do better if I would list
tliem—they all went home.
Virginia Thompson, Kay McCall,
Madeline Smith, Janet Stimpson,
Wilda May Yingling, Delle Huggins,
Garnell Rainey and I think they are
the onlv ones!
.Tosie is chacing about town ac
cording to the latest reports, and
her partner in pursuit is John
Gertrude Schwalbe spent Saturday
and Sunday in Burlington with Cal-
I’ray tell, why did Eloise Padrick
decide not to go to the State mth
Mrs. Wilson’s little boy—Tommy?
Etta Bert’s family spent Sun
day here with her.
Why did Margaret Wall want to
see the blood-curdling show “The
Iiives of Bengal Lancers.” Anyway
we are glad to know she went.
Martha Neal visited her aunt Mrs.
Scott, here in the city this week
end and wo doubt if she “rested
up” while there.
The Glee Clul)’s echo is still with
ns and there is no doubt whatso
ever that all of the Duke boys were
the “cutest ones!”
Did Mary Penn hear the call of
Shorty, that she homeward trends
her weary way.
Mary, Rachel, Louise Preas, M.
Smith, and Helen Smith and all their
baggage set out with Fannie Hill
over the mountain toward Kings-
point last Saturday. They got home
safely, though much reduced from
the squeezing—three in the rumble
seat—you know. Don’t give Shorty
all the credit.
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
A professor at Roanoke college
claimed some of his pupils would
soon be as famous as Napoleon at
the rate they are going down in his
tory. —The Blue Stocking.
N.R.A. me down to sleep,
Pray the Lord my code to keep;'
If I should bust before I wake,
A.F. of L. my plant will take—
And this I ask for heaven’s sake
—H. L. S.
ON CLASS WE HEAR:
1. ‘ ‘Philosophy is like a man search
ing for a black cat in a dark gal
lery, and the eat isn’t there.”
2. Which reminds me of — “All
those not present hold up your
hand )>lease, to save time calling
the roll, please” — 0-Wah!
And then there’s the one about
the traveling salesman who—etc,
4. “You’re hot-house plants during
the winter and after March we
(teachers) don’t expect much
work out of you. ’ ’
Ji. “Some people are better book
keepers than mathematicians,
don’t you know. ’ ’
fl. “Why did the fly flee? Because
the spider spied her.” (Spider
spider — or somethin’.)
7. A girl in history 9 was supposed
to be telling about a state not se
ceding, She said “—so she
stays in.” Teacher: “What do
you mean, ‘she stys in’ ”?
8. What we become depends 1st of
all on what we come from.
0. “This is strictly confidential
data I’m handing out. Don’t
toll a soul.”
Puppy love often leads to a dog’s
Boy—So you’d like me to come
around to dinner sometime after
we’ve been hoi'seback ridingf
Cordelia Lawry—Yes, it’s a stand
Ethel Highsmith—So yon’r? late
because you had your car over
Date—Yes, by some smart speed