Friday, February 18, 1938.
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“I thought you had practice this period.” “I did, but
the organ’s broken again.” So runs the conversation between
the organ students and their friends much too often. Those
who hear the organ only for a few minutes at chapel four times
a week do not realize or know what happens between times.
There is always something wrong — a note or pedal will not
sound at all, or sounds several seconds after the key has been
struck, or some stop is dreadfully out of tune throwing the
sound of the playing completely off, or some bearings ar*e
burned out. There is a never ending list of the old troubles
and always new ones coming in. Until the organ just refuses
to work at all, those who play it have to get along as best they
can with what is left.
When the piano students register for piano they are charged
for instruction with unlimited use of the pianos. Not so with
the organ students. They pay one price for instruction and an
additional one for practice. We are never refunded or credited
with the money for the hours when we cannot practice. That
is just our hard luck.
The organ we have is beyond repair. Each time it is
fixed it is just enough to hold it together till the next time.
The repair man gays that it would cost as much to really fix the
organ we have as to get a new one.
Just think how much the organ students could accomplish
and how much the school would enjoy musical occasions of all
kinds — perhaps it w'ould even spur some to chapel — if we
had a good organ. We have a new gym and a new library, why
can’t we begin working toward a new organ? Certainly it is
in use as much as either of these two buildings. (Ask those who
try to get the hall for proof of that sentence).
If any of us know the relatives of the person to whom
the organ was dedicated over thirty years ago, we could use
our influence in getting them to renew and keep alive that
memorial by helping us toward a new organ.
The pianos are replaced when they become worn out;
why not the organ t
The man with the corduroy pants and the crooked grin
stooped behind the nickelodeon, unlocked something, and pulled
out a drawer-like compartment. In it were some three dollars
Tuesday afternoon Alice Horsefleld
and some of the girls from the Col
lege went down to the Salem Home
to give a Valentine party for the
ladies there. Evelyn McCarty, Lee
Eice, and Katherine Ledbetter gave
a short music program, after which
the group sang hymns. Coffee and
eakes were served on Valentine
plates. Carolyn Cherry, Emily Mc
Coy, Emily Honey, Anne Cooke,
Margaret Patterson, Chubby Hayes
and Sarah Stevens also went down.
Vespers this Sunday night will be
in charge of the “Y. ” Advisory
Board, with Mrs. Rondthaler as
chairman. This faculty program,
to which we have been looking for
ward, will be held in the campus
Living Room at 6:30.
Next week is Prayer Week, and
beginning Monday, a short devotion
al program will be conducted every
night during the week in the “Y.”
Room. The service begins at 10
SCHERZO IN “BE
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What is the name for a light
stage play with spoken dialogue
played in a theater or opera
and sparkling songs?
Name the body of persons em-
house to stimulate applause.
W'hat is the name for an elab-
arote work for a solo instrument
with orchestral accompaniment?
What is the name for a compo
sition or movement in a slow
What is a song of joy, or
(Answers on Page Five)
Greater love hath no man than a
politician for a voter’s baby at elec
A woman is nothing but a rag, a
bone, and a hank of hair,
A man is nothing but a brag, a
groan, and a tank of air.
0 ’clock and will last only 5 minutes,
so we are expecting you all to come
too as often as possible.
in nickels and fifty-two round wooden “slugs,” cut from ice
cream spoons. He smiled wryly, commented briefly, “No more
than usual,” and dumped the contents of the drawer out on
one of the tables nearby, where he proceeded to separate the
sheep from the goats.
This little scene occurred no longer ago than last Tues
day, and no farther away than Welfare’s Drug Store. It has
no particular application to Salem College, because the chances
are that it was not a Salem College girl who paid wooden
nickels for her music. The only reason we mention it at all is
because we are quite certain that if — mind you, we say if ■—
a Salem girl did put wooden nickels in the vie, she did not do
so with the feeling that she was being dishonest. She probably
giggled a lot and thought herself pretty dashing and clever.
And that, my dears, is the meat in this nutshell. Even the
“nicest” people seem to feel that machines and movie houses
were made to be cheated. And the same people who would die
horrible deaths rather than deliberately short change anyone,
and who would never think of picking the pocket of the man
with the corduroy trousers and nice smile, will put slugs in
his machine, and a little later, perhaps, swear to the girl at the
box office window that they have never yet seen sixteen.
They would hate to sit at the dinner table beside anyone
who would steal money, but they go on blithely copying their
room mate’s old history outlines and getting book reports out
of their favorite commentator.
“Everybody does it,” and “There are plenty worse than
I am,” are the favorite salves for sore consciences. People
actually do justify themselves to themeslves, until they feel
perfectly all right about it. They simply refuse to take the
Petty dishonesty can be laughed at, and we agree that a
lampshade off a roadhouse table lamp does look funny and
rather smart on your study lamp at home — but personal in
tegrity is a pretty nice thing to have, too, and worth more than
a few old lamp shades, or pieces of plated silver, or beer mugs,
or whatever sort of souvenirs you go in for. It’s worth more
than hearing “Bei Mir Bist Du Schean” three times running, or
seeing Greta Garbo in “Conquest,” or even getting “A” in his
tory. We may laugh at the girl who pays back exactly the thir
teen cents she borrowed, or who sits up all night reading a book
she could get away with not reading, but we sort of admire her,
too. Personal integrity, or personal honesty, is easy to lose,
especially during college years. Be careful, believe us, it’s worth
keeping. Don’t pass any Avooden nickels!
ARE YOU ALWAYS
There are times and times when you positively know
that you are right and that everyone else is wrong. It does
irritate you, doesn’t it, when the others listen calmly to your
argument and then proceed blithely on their way, without
adopting your correct viewpoint ? Do you wonder why this hap
pens? It couldn’t be because you are always right, could it?
It couldn’t be because you always have your opinion and noth
ing anyone else could say would change it one iota, could
it? Sometimes people weary of being told because sometimes
they’d like to tell you a thing or two. Most of the time it
would be profitable for you to call a halt, to think your prob
lem through again in the light of new evidence and, if neces
sary, change your old opinion. Don’t the girls who are “al
ways right” defeat their own purpose when they don’t try to
weigh all the arguments — their own and the opposing ones?
Only tre questions are given here, because the answers are up
SILENCE IS GOLDEN
The old saying about the brilliancy
of silence holds true in the new li
brary just as much as it did in the
old. Of course, fljoors no longer
squeak, doors bang, or chairs scrape;
but since these sounds are no longer
heard, voices — anywhere in the
building — are all the more distract
The library is not just the reading
room; it is the front door, the vesti
bule, the stock the Browsing Room,
the seminar Rooms, and even the
hall by the water fountain and ink
filler. Talking in any of these places
may interrupt concentrated study.
I don’t mean that you are supposed
to bring along adhesive tape to stick
over your mouth as you enter the
door, or that you should borrow a
rubber band at the desk to put
around your mouth. If you are in a
seminar room studying with some
one else it is all right to talk, but
remember that your companion is in
the same room with you and that
noises carry extremely well in the
new building. Also, more than likely,
there is someone next door trying
very hard to concentrate so be con
siderate. Don’t finish an “open
air” conversation and open the front
door at the same time. Everyone
should be seen and no one heard in
the new library.
HOW GOOD A ROOM
MATE ARE YOU?
Answer each question “yes” or
“no” then turn to the last page to
cheek on yourself.
1. Do you object to having her
clothes on your bed?
3. Do you let her borrow your
her bed made up?
3. Dou you let her borrow your
make-up, jewelry, etc.?
4. Dou you mind her borrowing
Do you consult your roommate
about all of your problems?
Do you leave the radio on or
entertain your friends when she
is trying to study?
Are you happy with your room
mate, and not have to be with
other people too?
Do you deliberately turn a cold
shoulder after getting in bed
at night when she is in a talka
Do you talk before breakfast?
Do you always let her tell stor
ies without interfering?
Do you snore, talk, or walk in
Do you get her breakfast for
her when she is late?
Do you leave the top off the
toothpaste, cold cream, etc.?
Do you eat all of her candy or
give it away to your friends?
When you know that your room
mate is an orderly person, do
you deliberately leave your
things around in hopes that she
will put them away?
Do you clean up the dresser
when you get through combing
your hair, etc., instead of leav
ing your things scattered over
Are you quiet when you get up
earlier than she wants to in
Do you throw clothes under the
bed and in the closet when you
feel an inspection coming on?
Do you soak your clothes in the
basin when she wants to wash
When she is in a hurry to go
somewhere do you let her have
free use of the dresser, mirror,
basin, etc., instead of standing
in front of the mirror combing
Do you object to gold flsh, flow-
er pots and other things around
the room that your roommate
has a particular passion for?
Do you make her set youf hair
when she is in a hurry or study
Would you let her date your
best boy friend if he came to
see you and you were sick, or
couldn’t see him?
Do you use all of her best sta
Do you roll up your hair first
and use all of the bobbie-pins?