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Friday, December 13, 1935.
■ I'ublished Weekly By The
Student Body of
Salem College >3
SUBSCRIPTION PRiCB : :
a Year : : 10c a Copy
Editor-In-Chief Virginia Garner
Associate Editors:— Feature Editors:—
Mary Hart Elizabeth Moore
Mary Matthews Stephanie Newman
Music Editor Eose Siewers
Poetry Editor Sara Ingram
Anna Wray Fogle
Mary Louise Haywood
Mary Elizabeth Reeves
Mary Lee Salley
Business Manager Susan Rawlings
Advertising Manager Virginia Council
Exchange Manager Helen Smith
Circulation Manager Madeline Smith
Assistant Circulation Manager Janet Stimpson
National Advertising Representatives
NATIONAL ADVERTISING SERVICE, Inc.
420 Madison Avenue, New York City
1935 Member 193^
Plssocioted Golie6iote Press
THE SPIRIT OF
Popping corn over an open lire — lustily singing old
songs “when good friends get together” gaily trimming the
Christmas tree — placing sprigs of holly all around, buying
bright red ribbons and sweet smelling candles — surreptitious
ly wrapping Mother and 'Daddy’s Christmas presents — hoping
there will be snow on the ground Christmas morning — dashing
downstairs, wide-awake, eager to open the presents — laugh
ing and smiling to everyone — feeling very warm and happy
inside — all of these, or part of these impressions belong to
But there also belongs to our Christmas celebration more
serious thoughts about Christmas and its meaning. Wte re
member once more to express our gratitude to our parents,
to our friends, and, indeed, to everyone who has helped to
make our lives richer and happier. These persons mean much
to us, and we express our appreciation to them by giving gifts
and exchanging greetings. Let us remember to be most gra
cious unto Him whose birthday we celebrate by offering Him
the simple and reverent devotion of our minds and our hearts.
WORK FOR EXAMS
Nobody is asking anybody else to work during the
Christmas holidays. But I am reminding you that if you don’t
work when you are supposed to work, then it might be neces
sary that you work while others are galavanting about. It is
truly very depressing to know that you have a vacation and
yet feel burdened simply because you have to write a terra
paper that has been assigned since October 2, or because you
must complete (or possibly begin and complete), a project
that you have known about since the Second meeting of the
class in September, or because you have to read half of a
psychology book which you have neglected to read as lessons
day by day, or because you must stay on the campus a day
or two in order to make up Chemistry experiments, or possibly
because you have to “ink in” all of your General Biology or
Zoology diagrams before you go home.
Also let me remind you that if you work diligently until
your holiday begins, you will have a real vacation with much
more fun than those who scurry home immediately or even
a day before the 14th. You may be sure these are the people
who have i;sed this week for planning and have gotten little
else done. And if you remember to check up, you will find
that those people who are the busiest just before and during
examinations will be the people who are doing little these last
few' days before Christmas vacation.
Just remember that a “stitch in time” prevents a mad
rush and much excitement the last week in January.
It is very easy to tell exactly what Salem girls like to
eat. By merely walking across the front campus the casual
Elizabeth Maddox Roberts
For all of you who love the Christ
mas poem which Dr. Rondthaler reads
at Senior Christmas Vespers we are
publishing the poem that you may
keep it with you alway.s.
If Bethlehem were here today.
Or this were very long ago,
Tliere wouldn’t be a winter time,
Nor any cold or snow,
I'd run out through the garden gate.
And down along the pasture walk,
And off beside the cattle-barns
I’d hear a gentle kind of talk.
I’d move the heavy iron chain
And pull away the wooden pin;
I’d pu.sh the door a little bit
And tiptoe very softly in.
The pigeons and the yellow hens.
And all the cowa would stand away;
Their eyes would open wide to see
A lady in the manger hay.
If this %vere very long ago
And Bethlehem were here today.
And Mother held my hand and
I mean, the lady would — and she
Would take the wooly blankets off
Her Little Boy so I could see.
Ilis shut-up eyes would be asleep
And he would look like our John,
.\nd he would be all crumpled too.
And have a pinkish color on.
I’d watch his breath go in and out.
His little clothes would be all white.
I’d slip my finger in his hand
'I’o feel how he could hold it tight.
And she would smile and say, “Take
The mother Mary would, “Take
■And I would kiss his little hand
And touch his hair.
While Mary put the blankets back
The gentle talk would soon begin.
•And when I’d tiptoe softly out
I’d meet the wise men going in.
The “Salemite” is very sorry in
deed to announce that the judges
could find no slogan submitted
worthy enough of Salem College to
accept it. We wish to thank every
person who submitted a Salem slo
gan for her interest, and to say that
we hav'e reached the conclusion that
Salem cannot be represented in as
few words as would be necessary in
We did want someone to have that
five dollars to spend for Christmas!
Don’t forget to leave your bun-1
I dies for Bundle Day in Miss Law-
! rence’s office before you go home j
[for Christmas. The Junior Cham
ber of Commerce will call for any
I wearing apparel, furniture or
toys which you wish to contribute
] to the cause of the poor for ]
“A Shropshire Lad,” and “Last
Poems,” two red-leather bound vol
umes by A. E. Housman, have been
borrowed from Dr. Willoughby’s
room. These books were a gift and
Dr. Willoughby would like very
much to have them returned. She
will be most grateful to anyone who
can assist her in recovering them.
Smoking before breakfast is the
quickest way to ulcer of the stom
ach. Report made by the American
(College of Surgeons. If you suffer
from ulcer, eat some food which is
not acid, every two hours during the
day except when when sleeping, be
cause this conteracts the acid con
dition which causes ulcers to live.
Watch your eating, drinking and
WHAT OF THE
Watchman, tell us of the night,
What its signs of promise are!
Traveller, o ’er yon mountain ’a
See that glory-beaming star!
Watchman, doth its beauteous
Aught of ho[>e or joy fortellf
Traveller, yes! it brings the day.
Promis’d day of Israel.
Watchman, tell us of the night,
Higher yet that star ascends!
Traveller, blessedness and light,
Peace and truth, its course
Watchman, will its beams alone
Gild the spot that gave them
Traveller, ages are its own.
And it bursts o’er all the earth!
Watchman, tell us of the night.
For the morning seems to dawn,
'I’raveller, darkness takes its
Doubt and terror are withdrawn.
Watchman, let thy wand’rings
Hie thee to thy quiet home.
Traveller, lo! the Prince of
Lo! the Son of God is come.
—Sir John Browning.
observer can quite accurately estimate the number of Mars,
Butter-Boy Bars, Two Bits, or Snacks the campus has con
sumed in the past twenty-four hours. Salem Square seems
to remain in a perpetual state of disorder, all because the
majority of the girls are so thoughtless that they think noth
ing of throwing any kind of paper down on the square. Tin
foil and cellophane wrappings by the yard and dozens of pa
pers from chocolate candy. It would do Mr. Hershey’s heart
good, but to a visitor to the campus such a sight is anything
but pleasant. It is disgusting, to see Salem’s ancient honored
square littered with trash. It is bad enough to throw paper
on the back campus but it is even worse to do so on front cam
pus where every visitor, every alumna, every person who comes
by Saleni Square can gaze on the evidence of the drug stores'
flourishing state. If you must live on “dopes,” and cheese
nabs, and ice cream sandwiches, do so, but please, Salem girls,
try using a waste basket instead of Salem square to throw
down old cups and candy wrappings.
And think how glad the janitors would be!
CONCENTRATION V )
How many stude’nts are there who could not find a pleas
ant way to spend a leisure moment now and then? There are
some students who have been known actually to have a spare
moment once in a while. The reason we do not have more
time to go to shows or read books we have alwiays wanted to
read is that we do not know how to concentrate. If we did,
we could dispatch with one le.sson in a very short while and
proceed to another, probably learning more by concentration
than by hours spent in idle reading. Concentration is verti-
ably a gift of the gods. To be able to think only of physics
for several hours and then to study French wholeheartedly,
all thoughts of science fled for the moment, is an achievement
not to be scorned, 1
I'he magazines, this month, were
filled with gift suggestions for all
sorts of people. Among them we
made mental notes of:
Colorful new monogrammed towels
and sets of bath mat, two large bath
towels, and two facecloths — good
for mothers or married sisters.
Smart stationery, plain white, with
the name and address in blue—very
good for some male problems. (Ex
cuse pun, it was unintentional.)
Scarf and belt sets — always use
ful and pretty.
Monogrammed pins and clips for
almost any one.
Ornaments to be worn in the hair,
for friends who gad about in eve
Irish hand-knit string gloves in
yellow or white, for men or women.
Bed capes for persons who must
do their reading in bed.
Unusual compacts, automatic lip-
ticks that pop out at one from al
Good i>erfumes—some are put up
now in small packages within reach
of your purse—but be careful about
Desk sets, fountain pens, unusual
paper w-eights, fountain pens on
stands are welcomed by anyone who
has studying to do.
“God Rest Ve Merry Gentlemen”
Processional—“O, Come All Ye
Faithful. ’ ’
“Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella.”
“The First Noel.”
“Entre le Boeuf et I’Anegris.”
“What Child is This.’’
Christmas story read from Luke by
‘ ‘ March of the Kings. ’ ’
“We Three Kings of Orient Are”
(W'ith S0I03 by Margaret Var-
dell, Virginia Boyles, and Nancy
(with .solos by Rebecca Nifong
and Miss Jane Rondthaler)
“Joy to the World.”
Rece.ssional—“Hark, the Herald
The following students were iir the
tableau: Sarah Harlburt, Sarah Mc-
Canless, Eleanor Sartin, Mary Lib
Walston and Edith Womble.
A GLANCE THROUGH
THE 1934-35 “BLACK
Ethel Mae Angelo—Latin Course,
Editor-in-Chief “Pine Whispers,”
National Honor Society.
Virginia Bratton—General Course,
Three years at Central High Char
Roy Hegp—I.atin Course, Ambi
tion To be a doctor. National Honor
Helen Hoover—Latin Course, Fav
orite study—Latin. National Honor
Viola E. Hutcherson — General
Course. Ambition—I wouldn’t know.
Jo.sephine Hutchison — Latin.
Course. Varsity Basketball 3, 4.
Louise Lawrence—General Course.
Ambition—To be a teacher.
Dorothy McKaughan — General
Course. Ambition—To grow tall.
Violet Elise Orrell—Latin Course.
Caroline Pfohl — Latin Course.
Black and Gold business staff.
Marjorie Porter — Modern Lan
guage Course, May Day 1.
Mary Louise Siewers — Latin
Course. Ambition—To be a buyer.
Marion Sosnik—General Course.
Soccer, hockey, basketball. National
Virginia Taylor — Latin Course.
Girls ’ Monogram Club 3, 4.
Peggy Bowen—Latin Course. Miss
Versatility 4. Chief Senior Marsh
all 3. Hockey, basketball, tennis,
swimming, soccer and hiking.
There was an old lady from
AVho slipped on a ’nana peeling
There was an old lady from