Friday, February 2, 1940.
Seniors snap into it — come on
let’s go! Why don’t you give a
“feller” a break, and do something
drastic for the gossip column? Well,
wellj well, it’s a deep subject, Isn’t
it! . . . Virignia, I hope you and
Grade don’t get snow-bound at
V. P. I. That would be just too, too
divine. Here’s hoping you don’t
break the hearts of too many little
boys. (confidentially — let them
down gently please) . . . Sandy, San
dy, telephones are nice things, aren’t
they? You should know, with all
those nice calls from — well you
know who I’m talking about . . .
Toil, toil, boil and bubble,
Brothers sometimes mean “double-
Louise, you .better BEWAEE! . . .
Glamour-gal’ Jackson. She really
gets around, you know. It must be
that flashing smile, that gets ’em.
“Sometimes I wonder —” just
what power Ann W. has over the co
eds. Did you see what I saw o»
registration day? — looks bad does
n’t it? . . . Norfleet, are the bach
elors snowed under? Maybe they
don’t want to take the chance of
falling. (I didn’t say what kind of
falling, you understand.) But it’s
Leap Year, you know . . Have you
heard??? “V. Mac.” is going to
Richmond this week-end to have her
self a time . . . “No news is good
news” — or so the old saying goes.
It must bei true, because the Seniors
just haven’t been out much recently.
Blame it on the weather . . . every
body does. You know the weather
is a favorite topic of conversation
. . . or is it? Well, anyway let’s
slide along till we hit a drift —
and maybe the Masquerade will give
us a chance to use our chawming and
Knock the snow off yer feet gals,
and put the bridge cards down for
a spell — that is if you’re interest
ed in a coupla small gossip items . . .
Somehow Nell and Sam got mixed
up this past week, and it took a
special and a phone call to fix it up.
The peace pact (we understand) will
be signed this S'aturday night! . . .
Katie King doesn’t need any
fortune teller to tell her about Cita
del uniforms — She’s an information
bureau already . . . The little house-
party didn’t pan out, but Frankie has
decided that the Greensboro trip
did J. B. more good . . . Observing
two ‘ ‘ newly-weds” is helpful and
hintful! . . . Perhaps you’ve noticed
that “little Jo Pope” isn’t here any
more. We really miss her — wonder
what we could do to get her back?
. . . Everytime Babbie introduces
Early to a Durham man (or Duke)
she makes a hit. “Freddie Fresh
man” is the latest sucker, as wit
ness the daisies and sweetp'eas in
room 206! . . . Dobbin, Jr. isn’t is
suing engraved invitations, but this
column takes the opportunity to
wish her “ Good Motoring” through
life!!! . , . Patterson and the Capt.
of the Pi Kap’s at Davidson are
planning a big one for this week-end.
It looks like Harry and Harry In
corporated will be divided on the
festivities , . . Sallie’s Bev is com
ing this week-end, but from the
looks of her costume she’ll be wear-
ng the pants! . . . Kelly has practic
ally made an icicle out of “June.”
We hope Friday night will be bene
ficial in thawing things out . . That’s
all, chums — go ahead and trump
your partner’s ace!!
Well, now that all the problem
children — the Sophomores — have
their conflicts of schedules straight
ened out, we can settle down to a
normal life. The Sophomores, in
spite of the blizzard, went to many
places between semesters. Margery
McMillen and Mickey Craig spent
their happy hours in Mullins, South
Carolina. I hear that two Citadel
boys helped make those hours hap
py .. . Betty Barbour went home to
have her maid-of-honor dress fitted.
Perhaps the Sophomore class would
like to know that Betty is going to
be in her sister’s wedding on Ground
Hog’s day. (We hear that the best
man is “all right”) . . . Avalon, how
was Bates? ... At Leila Johnston’s
there were six girls (all Sophomores)
and three boys. The whole week-end
consisted of one long contest. (Now
don’t ask me what kind) . . . Let
Martha tell you about her baritone
S'unday night . . . Edith Horsfield, be
careful and don’t scare Allene by see
ing Lee again ... Jo and Emily
Neese were snowed in at Graham
after their exams ... I hear that
Jennie Linn likes Fayetteville, or is
it, Ray? Tell him hello for us at
mid-winters . . . Mary Jane, have a
good time at Mid-winters too . . .
I see that Emily Abbot has defin
itely decided not to come back. Em
ily^ is the reason Stan? . . . Rachel
and Wyatt had a good time at the
concert Thursday night . . . Well,
my little cherubs, I must hurry on
now. Maybe after the dance next
week, I can tell you more about the
lives of our audacious Sophomores.
gals should begin scouting for big
ger game. But then, there are oth
ers who aren’t having any troubles
whatsoever . , . Take Weeza for ex
ample^ she has had an average of
about seven ’phone calls a week from
Chapel Hill since exams began . . .
And Cootie is taking off to the Law-
Med dances this week-end . . . Our
two invalids aren’t having any
troubles of that kind either. Maybe
that’s the reason they waited so
long to come back . . . Aggie’s U. ofi
Va. week-end must have brought
good results, too. We hear that she
has a bid to mid-winters, but just
won’t be able to make it . . . Phil is
getting attention from up Philadel
phia way. The rumor is that it all
started around Wake Forrest . . .
Casserole was sorta worried Friday
when her bus was three hours late,
and she had to wait one more day
to see Bill. But it turned out all
right. He was still waiting around
when she got there . . . Kitten seems
to be having Glenn trouble. Maybe
it’s this Saturday night date busi-
I ness. But don’t let that bother you;
the Goldsboro boys are still in a
whirl, or so I hear . . . And the rest
of you — take my advice. February
is the best month for progress, and
besides it’s Leap Year!
Among those girls who are mighty*
glad the snow is cleared off the high
ways so they can truck off this
week-end are: Mary Ann Paschal,
Mary Louise Rousseau, Lib Nelson,
Lily Sutton Ferrell and Lena Win
ston Morris . . . We always thought
Sunday night suppers were pretty in
nocent, well-meaning affairs, but
Catharine Harrell seems to think
that they can cause an awful lot of
trouble sometimes . . . Jane Kirk
says it’s not so hot having wedding
parties for friends during exams.
Guess the exams do suffer, Jane, but
Gordon doesn’t ... Ed came a long
way to see Chubby last week- end,
and he certainly had a hard time
finding her^ but then maybe that one
hour was worth it? Huh? . . . Who
is it that John Peddycord is always
hanging around in front of the Day
Student’s Building to see? And who
is the girl who is always dodging
all over the place to avoid him?
Tsh, Tsh, such goings on . . . I
guess the Day S1:udents have been
too occupied with nice innocent
pleasures like sledding to do any
thing worth writing about, ’cause
I’m afraid this is all the dirt for
The man who made it
Did not want it,
The man who bought it
Could not use it;
The man who used it
Did not know it.
Being as how Valentine’s Day is
just around the corner, some of us
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February 4 —
February 6 —
February 7 —
Mary Yen Rogers
February 8 —
February 9 —
You are a true friend and bad
enemy. You are unrelenting and
unforgiving when a wrong has
been done you, but you remem
ber a kindness and rarely find
fault in anyone who does not
offend you. Yuo have a good
memory and a strong will.
I DARE SAY
That we liked Mr. Knickerbocker and some few of the things he
had to say, but we fail to see where Mr. Woolcott gets that “glamour
boy” stuff. Certainly he’s not our idea of one of the “divine rarities!”
That Mr. Knickerbocker was truly surprised when he was pre
sented with a birthday eake at lunch on Wednesday. What seemed to
puzzle him most was as to just who had found out the fact. He was not
enlightened on the subject, nor were we until we questioned about and
found that noble Mr. McEwen had looked the gentleman up in “Who’s
Who” and discovered that the date of his lecture at Salemi and the
date of his birthday coincided exactly. Mr. McEwen, we salute you.
Such deeds make for greatness.
That crutches might well take the place of chiffon etreamera on
the Salem basketball court but that they wouldn’t look so hot in your
sister’s wedding, Betty Barbour. Maybe you just should oughta hurry
and get that ankle mended.
That there seems to be some doubt circling about among the un
derclassmen as to whether or no a masquerade is dignified enough for
them to attend. Listen^ my comrades, and you shall hear! All you have
to do to have fun at a masquerade is to enter thoroughly into the spirit
of things, and fun will come to you. No doubt about iti
That the prize for the iboner of the week should go either to
Teenie McGeehee for pulling it or to Dr. Anscombe for taking her up’
on it. Teenie asked teacher, “Which way does the Berlin-Bagdad Rail
way run?” Teacher answered, “It depends on whether you enter the
train in Berlin or Bagdad!” How we stand it, we don’t know!
That Day Students should be given medals for having come to
school at all for the past two weeks for it has been difficult. However
when we mention the fact to ones old enough to be in a position to pre
sent medals, they always start off: When I was a boy I used to have
to walk so many miles !
WEEKS TIL JUNE
Yes, children, only eighteen more
weeks ’til June and summer vaca
tion — glorious summer vacation.
Just think of the many hours of hap
py, happy study twixt now and then.
At three classes a week, that makes
fifty-four hours of good wholesome
napping in , oh well,
what’s the difference?
With eighteen shiny new weeks
spread out before us, we must plan
some method of attack, for it looks
as if this semester may turn out to
be a survival-of-the-fittest affair.
First, we shall prepare our lessons
daily, well^ at least we shall turn a
few pages before we close the book
forever. Next, we shall listen to all
class-room discussions; that is to say
that we shall remain awake long
enough to get the assignments we
never intend to do.
So much fcr the scholarly angle of
the coming or rather, the has-come
semester. Now we shall consider
all other angles collectively and
treat them exactly as we have treat
ed them in ages past, because that
way a number of very serious prob
lems are quite simply settled by do
ing nothing about them. All this
leads up to a deep, philosophical es
say on the relative values of nothing,
but since such an essay is a little
beside the point in this stage of the
game, we shall say, “Don’t let your
education interfere with your learn
ing” and “Good-night, all!”
SOAIB DINER JOKES
Diner: Have you any wild duck?
aiter: “No, sir^ but we can take
a tame one and irritate him for you.
Diner: I’ll have some raw oysters,
not to large nor too small, not too
salty nor too fat. They must be
cold and I want them quickly.
Waiter: Yes, sir. With or without
Diner: Say, waiter, this sure is a
Waiter: You bet. We don’t handle
any of that sissy food around here.
Diner: You can’t expect me to eat
this stuff! Oall the manager.
Waiter: “It’s no use, he won’t
eat it either.
Diner; “Waiter, there’s a (ly in
my ice cream.
Waiter: Let him freeze, and teach
him a lesson.
Mon., Tues. —
“Everything Happens At
Night” Sonja Ilenie, Ray
Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat. —
“Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Charles Laughton, Maureen
Mon., Tues. —
“Oh Johnny, How You Can
Wed., Thurs. —
Fri., Sat. —
“,’Cisco Kid and the Lady.”
Mon., Tues. —
“Naughty But Nice.”
Fri., Sat. —
‘ ‘ Frontiers of ’49.”
Mon., Tues. —
‘ ‘ The Real Glory.”
“In Name Only.”
“If I Were King.”
Pri., Sat. —
“Drums Along the Mohawk.”
Doctors know a lot. The have in
The more style there is to a bath
ing suit the less there is of any
“Go and sin no more,” said the
editor of the confessions magazine
to the young author from whom he
had just bought a story.
I play the piano just to kill time.
You certainly have a fine weapon.
Old-Fashioned Chap: You’re the
first girl I ever really loved.
Modern Girl: Oh, don’t be silly!
You haven’t given me any real lov
The fact that a girl has a nice
figure doesn’t necessarily mean that
you can figure on anything.