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“The old order changeth” . . . and with the new come
certain changes. Those of you who are observant have noticed
the new sign on the Green Room door. This sign is more than
a mere sign bearing information that this is the smoking-room
of Salem College. The sign also signifies the interest which a
certain group of girls have shown in improving the smoking-
room. That it was drab and untidy was felt by these girls so
intensely that they busied themselves in formulating a new code
of etiquette for the smokers and in posting this information upon
the walls in the sight of all.
Next time you want to throw your cigarette stub care
lessly on the floor please look up and read one of the numerous
signs. You complain about our Green Room as much as any;
now is the time to show that you appreciate and can take care
of what we have, which is, incidentally, the best way to have
more. In the next few weeks certain improvements will be
made in the Green Room. These have been secured for us by girls
of our own interests. It is up to us to help them show our
A school girl remarked recently, “I live by bells! I get
up by bells; I eat by bells; I go to school by bells; I go to bed
by bells." I wondered then how many students have learned
the lessons of promptness and courtesy from our bells.
The bell for class should not be a signal for a last trip
to the bookstore nor for a dash to the “drug;” it ought to
mean a brisk walk to class. Only an inconsiderate person rush
es noisily into a room, pushes past several people to her seat,
and rattles papers and books after class has begun. She in
terrupts the teacher’s lecture and takes class time while the
teacher checks her name and tears up the absentee blank. This
girl is quite thoughtless.
Another bell, often unheeded, is the bell for announce
ments in the dining room. When it rings, girls keep passing
plates, dropping silver and whispering. It is indeed rude not to
listen when others speak. May the bells remind all of us to be
prompt and courteous.
It has been the custom each
year for the Junior members of
the Staff to edit an issue of the
‘ ‘ Salemite. ’ ’ This week’s editors
are Evelyn McCarty and Kathar
THANKS FOR THE
If you saw people that were hoarse
Friday morning, or that ached all
over, you know that they’d been to
see “Helen and the Trojans,” and
that they were hoarse from scream
ing, not just laughing, and ached
from rolling in the aisles. As a mat
ter of fact, you didn’t see anyone
that wasn’t this way, for I don’t
know of anyone that missed it, or at
least they wouldn’t admit it if they
did. I know that when I left, I was
still laughing and my face was prac
tically paralyzed. It took two days
to get the muscles back to normal,
so if yoii spoke to me in that time
and I just sort of grinned from ear to
ear, you know why.
Never will we forgot Paris nimbly
jumping through the window, or Hel
en and Paris dancing together, or
Menny Leyus (Mr. Holder) singing
of his golf game, or Ajax (Mr. Snave-
ly), selling hot dogs in his restaurant.
(This certainly lent a realistic touch,
for the audience got very hungry).
Ahkilleasy (Mr. Oerter) was a per
fect Greek, wasn’t he, girlst And
Miss Barrow, The Delphic Orcale,
showed what a good businesswoman
she is both in Greece and America.
Aunt Minerva and her friend,
Diana (Dr. Willoughby and Dr.
Smith) practically brought down the
house when they appeared on the
stage, and we just wish they’d stayed
The Trojan Council was a huge
success according to the audience.
Never have we seen the Big Apple
done with such grace and ease. In
fact, we didn’t know the male mem
bers of our faculty had so many hid
den talents. We hope Priam, Hec
tor, Benny Hur, Socra Teaae, and
Sookus will make us another visit.
The Work-Like-A-Trojan Wom
an’s Club showed us just what part
women can play in winning wars.
They also could sing too. My, my,
how versatile our faculty is. Look
ed like Mrs. Priam, Mrs. Hector, Mrs.
Hur, Mrs. Tease, Mrs. Sookus an Mrs.
Croakus were stringing their hus
We all wish we could be as agile
as Alpha and Omega, the Twin Tro
jan soldiers of the guard. They were
really working hard, weren’t they?
The Delphic Damsels were as good
at taking notes as they were at
dancing, which was plenty good. How
have you been keeping all this away
The other Greeks and Trojans
were so good that we could hardly
recognize our favorite bedspreads
and curtains on them. But we ’11
give you a dozen more if you’ll do
this again for us sometime!
(Girls, here’s a hint. If you ever
want anything from any of the
teachers, just remind them of the
time you saw them in “Helen and
The Trojans” and I bet they come
across then I)
were the wives of
The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hill-side’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven
All’s right with the world!
Ah, did you once see Shelley plain,
And did he stop and speak to you
And did you speak to him again?
How strange it seems and new !
But you were living before that,
And also you are living after;
And the memory I started at •—
My starting moves your laughter!
I crossed a moor with a name of its own
And a certain use in the world no doubt,
Yet a hand’s breath of it shines alone
’Mid the blank miles round about.
For there I picked up on the heather
And there I put inside my breast
A moulted feather, an eagle-feather!
Well, I forget the rest.
1 SUSIE SAYS-)
That she’s been so busy this week
she hasn’t had time to do her usual
amount of scouting around and
checking up on the habitants around
ye old campus—nevertheless she’s
had her eyes and ears open and has
managed to find out enough to won
der why a certain little lass wasn’t
present for the presentation of the
grand prize awarded for the portrait
of the handsomest he-man at the
picture gallery the other night.
Could it have been modesty? No
doubt that’s what it was—also heard
that Tonnage missed Harry by a psy
chology test last week-end—mighty
Yep, I’ve heard a lot about hand
some men breaking the hearts of
pretty little girls, but this is the
first I’ve heard of broken knees—
skating and keeping one eye on a
handsome man is kinda hard on knees
—eh, Louisa t Telephones are mighty
handy things but sometimes they’re
a little slow—don’t you think so,
Martha’s throwing out the line
again. Maybe she ’11 marry Red yet,
but she’d better watch out for Will
Spivet—heard he was in jail again
but don’t guess that matters much
—you know these Spivets.
See you next week!
P. S.—Find out from Anne John
son what she knows about “Human
Hearts. ’ ’
If we grin sometimes these days in the middle of very
very grave discussions, or mysteriously choke behind our books
in class, please don’t be disturbed. We are only remembering
how beautifully ridiculous you were fighting Trojan battles in
hockey tunics and Big-Appling in Greek cafes.
We are wondering how we could have failed to suspect
your hidden talents. Have our sober professors missed thiefr
callings? Authors, composers, directors, actors, makers of the
valiant card-board horse — thank you for “Helen and Her
Salem’s second houseparty of the
year will be held on Saturday, March
19-Sunday, March 20. Visitors will
Vera Craig—Mullins, S. C.
Frances McGill, Cross Hill.
Marie Wells—Rocky Mount.
FLOWERS TO YOU
It’s time for a few bouquets to
be thrown for a change, and I think
this time they should go to the stu
dent chapel program committee.
Only those who have been here before
this year can appreciate the work
they have done, because there has
certainly been a decided improve
ment in the chapel programs. Before
this year we dreaded going to chapel,
except occasionally when there would
•be an interesting program. But now
we look forward to many of them
with enthusiasm. Especially the ‘ ‘ vo
cation week” programs which we
have just finished having. I don’t
believe there is a person in school
who didn’t benefit in some way from
them, or at least enjoy them im
mensely. It was a rare opportunity
to be able to hear such people, so
thank you, chapel committee.
Since these programs are planned
for our benefi.t, we should show our
appreciation by improving our chapel
conduct. I know everyone's tired of
hearing about this, but it still re
mains to be improved!
The Seniors and You
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