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    SALEM COLLEGE LIBRARY
Winston-SaJem, North Caraliiu
Page Four.
THE SALEMITE
Friday, September 30. 1938.
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BETWEEN HALVES
Jake Wellings, 150 lbs., “thumb
ed” his way to Athens for the Geor-
gia-Citadel football game Saturday
and saw more action than he expect
ed. He had ‘ ‘ scrubbed” a little with
the Citadel squad and knew the sig
nals. When illness and injuries re
moved all the cadets’ centers, Jake
was called from the stands to play
in his first college game. The hur
riedly-arranged uniform and shoes
didn’t fit (they were made for a
195 pounder), but Wellings did not
make a bad pass and played more
than half the game.
Hopes that the Davidson squad
would be at its full strength for the
Duke game Saturday appeared
slender as injuries withheld several
players from practice this week.
Freddy Stair who had several teeth
knocked out in the State game last
Saturday suffered other injuries
which kept him, from rough practice
this week; Bill Beaty, blocking back,
has also been out because of in
juries.
Turning to heavy lines, profession
al teams don’t have a thing on Tu-
lane’s collegiate “Giants of the
South’”—The heft in the big Greenie
forward wall totals 1,421 lbs. or
better,a mere 203 average per man.
And when Coach Lowell (Red)
Dawson doesn’t think his first line is
functioning properly he can put on
the field an outfit averaging around
206 lbs. — Whew! that makes the
188--lb. Tar Heel line look like a
bunch of midgets.
Speaking of the Tar Heels, who
would have thought Jim Mallory, a
sophomore end, would score the
first Tar Heel touchdown of 1938
season? Jim seems to have a touch
of Prank Merriwell in him. As a
member of the freshman baseball
team last spring, he won three games
by hitting home runs in the 9th in
ning. And now on the fourth play
following his entrance into the game,
he scores a touchdown. Jim hails
from LawreneevUle, Va.
The manner in which the Blue
Devils have worked this week, indi
cates that Ooach Wallace Wade has
the highest respect for the Wild cats
who defeated Citadel in their open
er but lost to N. C. State laat Sat
urday. Most of the past 16 games
between the two teams have been
close and hard fought.
Most versatile of the U. .8 C.
Gamecock backs these days is Ed.
Clary, third of the Gaffney, S. C.
Clarys to cavort in the S. C. back-
field. Ed is mostly famous for his
educated kicking toe. An all time
average that hovers between 45 and
48 yards per game attests to his
long-range booting.. Passing and
running are among this stocky back's
major accomplishments, also. Ed is
a senior this year.
PREVIEW OF HOCKEY
With the approach of cool weath
er, comes the approach of hockey
season — and according to the hock
ey managers the season opens next
week. They have expressed the wish
that all students will come out and
try for the class team, so that there
will be real competition in our games.
The field is in fine shape, and now
all that is needed are the players and
the spirit.
Realizing that many of the Fresh
men know little or nothing of the
game, the managers are planning an
exhibition game in order to show the
newcomers the idea of the game.
The players for the exhibition will
be chosen from the best players iu
the school and the game is planned
for the near future.
Although no one knows how much
the freshmen know of Hockey, we
judge from their appearances that
they could “hit a wicked l)all,”
(quoting Miss At.). So come on down
and join the fun next week.
WILLIAM TELLS
A friend of ours, doing a story for
a movie-fan magazine, was consult
ing the files of the New York Public
Library for some biographical data,
‘ ‘ Shall I look in the Music file or the
Theatrical file for Lily Ponsf” he
asked the gray-hanred woman at the
information desk.
“You’ll find them,” she said, “un
der Lanscape Gardening.”
Barber: “Was your tie red when
you came in heret”
Customer: “No, it wasn’t!”
Barber: “Gosh!”
Eight-Year-Old (reading maga
zine) : What’s a literary aspirant,
Margie f
Margie (slightly older); I guess
it’s what an author takes when he
has a headache.
Many of us will admit that at
sometime we have said archery is a
“sissy” game. How little truth
there is in this statement. Have you
ever stopped to think of the various
benefits one may receive from this
sport? Socially, archery is becoming
a favorite sport at resorts all over
the country. Physically, archery may
be a strenuous or a light exercise
depending upon the player. Also,
do you remember the writer who
called our attention to the fact that
we may gain correct posture by bal
ancing books on our heads? One will
find that archery may be a more
valuable exercise in encouraging cor
rect posture.
No set i>eriod of time is required
for the playing of this sport. A play
er may arch for five minutes or fifty
minutes, all depending upon the time
he wishes to devote to the sport.
Because archery is an individual
sport it has a carryover value in that
the sport may be played by an indi
vidual from year to year.
Salem is going to work toward
making archery one of the chief
sports on the campus this year. New
archery tacklc, which Ls necessary
before any sport may become prom
inent, has been ordered. Now we
have equipment enough for twelve
persons to practice at once.
As you probably have noticed, we
are having instruction in class on the
proi>er preliminaries of the technique
in archery, but thi.s is not enough.
Practice is needed in order to play
an accurate game. Targets are to
be placed on the athletic field and
the new equipment is there to be
used. Why don’t we do a little
archery out side of class as an extra
curricular activity? ,
SHALLOW THOUGHTS
ON A DEEP SUBJECT
The best friends are those who
make you do your best and become
better the more you are with them.
The company with which you are
cheap and slangy is always bad com
pany for you. Those who laugh at
things which should be sacred, are
dangerous company indeed.
Mr. Roy Campbell Writes For
The Salemite:
After talking about a deep sea
fishing trip for nearly two weeks
we decided to go the next morning.
The wind had been blowing off shore
for two days which meant that the
ocean would be calm. South winds
iwevail in the summer and make the
New England waters rougli. A suit
able day, for those inclined to sea
sickness, comes only now and then.
The favorable wind and the tall
stories that had been told about
what had been caught, and what
might be, made everyone eager to
go-
It was 9:30 at night. Equipment
was hurriedly collected; two hun
dred foot lines nearly as large as
pencils, five pound sinkers, ropes,
and anchors. A bushel of clams that
had been previously obtained and a
barrel of herring were put on board
for bait. Everyone agreed to be at
the wharf at four-thirty A. M.
It was a beautiful morning, clear
as could be, not a ripple on the bay,
the sun was still below the horizon.
The forty-five foot cabin cruiser was
anchored just off my wharf where it
had been moored the evening before.
At 4:15 a wisp of fog apr>eared
across the bay. It became a cloud,
then more fog. It obscured the op
posite shore, gradually enveloped the
cruiser, finally settled over every
thing. The fog horn eight miles at
sea began blowing. What should we
do? Since one could see only a few
yards the fishing grounds could not
be located. We waited. The sun
shone through once only to disappear
again. Back at the cottage everyone
sat around the fireplace. Later the
sun -anie out to stay. Aj six the
cruiser with all hands put to sea. It
was a Friday morning and a count
showed thirteen hands on board.
It took an hour and a quarter to
reach the fishing grounds. The an
chor was dropped and we fished in
one hundred and seventy feet of wa
ter. It had been calm in the bay but
now the ocean swell tossed us about
a bit. Soon the first victim disap
peared into the cabin, then another.
In the meantime the rest of us fish
ed. Cod, Gadus callarias, and hake,
Merluccius bilinearis, came in over
the side of the boat. I must be hon
est. No very large ones were caught
but there were plenty between ten
and twenty pounds. One fisher girl
said, “I’m puUing up the bottom of
the ocean. Oh, it’s getting away from
me.” / It proved to be a nice cod.
’’Look, look. What’s that?” Sure
enuf, there it was, a whale. One fin
looked like the sail on a small boat.
It submerged, came up again and
“Thar she blows.” A column of
water vapor shot forty feet into the
air. (Whales do not spout water.
There is so much water vapor in
the expired air that it condenses like
steam.) Needless to say everyone
forgot to fish. “There’s another, and
another, and another! Four in all.
There they were, submerging, emerg
ing, and spouting. Every blow sound
ed like a young tornado. Every time
they blew, even after they disap
peared from view, one could hear
the rumbling sound. It was reflect
ed fiom island to island near shore
and sounded like distant thunder.
Did we chase? No. We had no gear
to lose and did not wish to become
playful with an animated submarine.
We continued fishing. Caught all
we could use and some we gave
away. One member caught a basket-
fish, Gorgonocephalus caryi, on which
I counted one hundred branches and
A CAMEL’S HUMP? “METAMORPHOSIS”
As I was going down the steps to
gym. today, I met the girlg who were
coming up; and I stopped to look at
them, in sheer wonder. Something
strange indeed, must have^ come
over them. They had a look of re
newed vim and vigor. They lifted
their heads and drew in long, deep
breaths of the fresh morning air;
their chests rose and fell evenly;
they held themselves up and walk
ed in a straight line. Why, they
looked as if they might stop any
minute and say “I feel like a new
person.”
I went on down to gym, and be
fore very long, I knew what had hap-
l>ened to the other cla.ss. Miss “At”
was having a lecture on posture!
She started at the feet and worked
up to the head, and she did not
leave out any part of the anatomy.
Before she had gone very far, I
began to see niyself as the most mis
erable creature on the earth. The
liorrible suspicion began to grow
that before I was thirty, I would
have, at least, a curvature of the
spine and a hump back. For the
sake of health and happiness I had
to do somej-hing about niy posture.
Well, I left gym class in a fine
condition — with head up, chin in,
chest out, abdomen in, hip in, and
weight on the balls of the fefet! I
concentrated on this position all
morning. In history, I worked so
hard to get all of my back against
{■he back of the chair that I missed
the entire European situation.
Along about the fourth j>eriod, I
began to feel a pain in my back.
It crept up my spine and into my
neck and shoulders and arms and
legs. I tried to relax, but I could
not. Somehow I managed to reach
my room. By that time, I was tired
and sore and in agony.
So I flopped — and relaxed! But
woe unto my posture, and my future
health and happiness.
RIDING MEETING
‘ ‘ Miss At ’ ’ and the riding mana
gers called a meeting Thursday of
all girls, old or new, who were in
terested in riding this year. About
thirty girls turned up and of those,
about a dozen are interested in join
ing a class for credit. A number of
the girls have ridden before at
camps, summer resorts, or elsewhere.
Others have not ridden enough to
be out of the beginners class yet. If
good weather continues the classes
will be held until Christmas. If not
they will be held as long as possible.
For variety, the managers and “Miss
At” hope to arrange some early
morning rides — shall we say break
fast rides? and possibly some moon
light canters!
BASEBALL SEASON
REACHES CUMAX
The baseball season is about to
reach its climax as the National and
American Leagues are preparing for
the World Series. The Chicago Cubs
arc putting up some brilliant compe-
tition for their rivals, the Pitts
burgh Pirates. The score now stands
with the Pirates holding a half game
lead over the cubs.
It is practically certain that the
New York Yankees will represent the
American League in the World Series
which will begin the first part of
October. The Yankees have been
playing in the series for a number
of previous years. Many sports
critics are placing their bets in fav
or of New York; however either the
Cubs or Pirates may turn the tidal
wave. Time alone will tell the out
come.
quit. If you want to see a Gorg
onocephalus come up and see me
some time. The museum is on the
third floor. I hope that you too
may some day be able to tell a true
whale and fish story.
By Kate Pratt
Summer friendships thrive on in
formal comradery. During our va
cation months it’s the outdoor maid
who gets around. A smudge on the
nose, a jack handle in the hands, and
a great helpfulness around a flat tire
Or with fido when he must be wash
ed, is an all fight game to play in
the light of (Summertime. But you
are ready for a “Change of pace”
when winter comes. Try a new tune
when the leaves begin falling. The
fellows will admire you all the more
because you’re two entirely different
girls — both of them grand to know.
In the summertime, you’re an out
door girl; in the wintertime, you are
completely feminine, with plenty of
glamour turned on.
Variety is the spice of life, they
say. So, if you’d have spicy, differ
ent dates, use your mirror and your
head. Save the Tomboy airs for
next summer’s beach parties. Don’t
try to run in your best high-heeled
slippers, and don’t play merry-go-
round in revolving doors. If a tire
goes flat o nthe way to a football
game, or on the way back home from
a dance, don’t try to help, but be
an inspiration.
GERMAN CLUB TO
HOLD FIRST MEETING
Mr. Downs Will Talk On
His Impressions of
Germany
Giving his impTessions of Ger
many, Mr. John Downs, who conduct
ed a student tour through Europe
last summer will speak at the first
meeting of the Der Deutsche Verein
Club next Monday afternoon. Mem
bers of the club and all other who
are interested in hearing the talk,
are cordially invited.
BIRTHDAYS
Sept. 30 - Oct. 7
October 1
Lena Morris
October 4
Eleanor Pratt Glenn
Margaret Fay Shipp
October 5 ;
Muriel Brietz
October 7
Mary Elizabeth Adams
Nell Curtiss Kerns
Josephine Reece
We wish these girls a very
I'appy birthday! We can print
the birthdays of Salem girls if
they are in the winter months,
but the Salemites who were born
during the summer ivill not be
listed; and there are exactly nine
ty-nine of ypu with birthdays in
the hot weather.
If people forgive you, it is be
cause of a lurking tenderness to
wards you.
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