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VOL. XXI.
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1940.
Number 2.
TO GO OR NOT TO GO
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If a man has passed his twenty-
first birthday and has not reached
his thirty-sixth, if he is a citizen
of the Unite*! States or an alien
who has declared his intention of
becoming a citizen, he is required
to register at a time and place to
be proclaimed by the President. He
is liable to a year's training and
service in the land or naval forces
of the United States.
He will receive a number and if
his number is called under a lot
tery system to be instituted he will
have to appear before a local draft
board, set up in his community by
the President. No member if this
local draft board may be an Army
or Navy officer, either active or
retired.
The board may reject a claim of
exemption, but the registrant can
appeal the decision to appropriate
boards.
If the registrant is a student who
entered upon a regular college
course during 1940, his induction
shall, at his request, be deferred
until the completion of 1940-41
academic year or until July, 1941,
which ever comes sooner.
If a registrant has passed his
eighteenth birthday and has not
reached his thirty-sixth, he is elig
ible to volunteer for the same
year’s service and training as are
given to the selectees.
If he attempts to dodge selection,
or falls into other legal difficulties
before he is actually inducted into
the armed forces, he will be sub
ject to trial before a civil court.
Court-martials will have no juris
diction over a man until he is ac
tually in military service.
A selectee will receive a thor
ough physical examination at the
beginning of his service and an
other at its completion, with nota
tions made on the record of any
injuries, illnesses or othdr physical
deterioration during the period of
his service, these notations for use
in determining the merit of pos
sible future claims against the gov
ernment.
After honorably completing his
service, a selectee will receive a
certificate to that effect. If he
asks, within forty days of complet
ing his service, for his former job,
his former employer is compelled to
reinstate him in the same position
or a position with the same sen
iority, pay and other benefits “un
less the employer’s cifcumstances
have so changed as to make it im
possible or unreasonable to do so.”
Local boards will not exercise
discrimination in selection because
of race or color and volunteers are
to be accepted without such dis
crimination.
Starting Oct. 1, the selectees, as
well as privates in the Kegular
Army and sailors in the Navy, will
receive $21 a month for the first
four months of their service and
$30 a month thereafter.
Service is limited to one year
unless Congress determines that the
national security requires its exten
sion.
The law will continue in effect
unti^ May 15, 1945, unless amended
or repealed at future sessions of
Congress. (Taken from the Burke-
Wadsworth Selective Service Bill).
SALEM TO PRESENT
PUBLIC SPEAKUIG
CONTEST
New to Salem this year will be a
public speaking contest beginning
this November and ending next
March. Each participant may speak
CO anything she chooses and must
select her topic by October 1. The
preliminaries will be conducted by
class organizations in the old chapel
from November 11 through Novem
ber 14. The speeches are to be five
minutes long and judges yet to be
chosen will be members of the fac
ulty. The basis of judgement will
be construction, clarity, delivery,
foreefulness, and pronounciation of
words.
From the preliminaries two best
speakers from each class will be elec
ted to speak at the semi-finals held
November 20 at expanded chapel.
Judges, who will be outsiders, will
choose fcur students to participate
in the final contest in March. Each
girl is to choose a new subject
and will limit her talk to ten min
utes. Outside judges ’will select the
winner and will present her a cup
given by Mr. Montgomery Cohen.
SPARE TIME
A DANGER?
HOME EC-ERS MEET
Tlie Home Eccjiomics Club had a
meeting on Thursday evening, Sept.
26, in the Lizora Hanes Building.
Honor guests were the new students
in the Home Economies Department.
The speaker was Miss Elizabeth
Hedgecock graduate of 1939 who is
doing her internship in the Phila
delphia General Hospital prepara
tory for Hospital Dietetics work.
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On Wednesday morning at ex
panded chapel. Dr. John E. Cun
ningham, the minister of the First
Presbyterian Church was the guest
speaker.
As had been requested Dr. Cun
ningham spoke on ‘ ‘ Leisure Time. ’ ’
Dr. Cunningham in remembering
his own college days said that it
seemed the college anticipated the
leisure time and the professors saw
to it that the student had none of
it. The speaker said that “abund
antly” is the word which should
be the background for leisure.
Leisure is the time and opportuni
ty we have outside our work and
the real testing of our character
comes in how we spend it.
'Vffe are beginning an era when
we have only two hundred work
ing days a year. The forty hour
week is the maximum with 138
leisure hours. Approximately 36
hours are spent in sleeping, 10
hours going to and from work, 10
hours that cannot be classified and
48 hours of liberty to decide what
we shall do. Ex-President Hoover
says that the youth are confronted
today with what they can do when
they are not at work.
We as college students have more
leisure time now than we ever will
have again. The youth of our day
are in dangerous moral peril. Youth
is concerned with crime — when
more people of college age are be
hind prison bars than are in col
leges.
More leisure time has been de-
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THAT IS THE GAMBLE TODAY
PIERRETTES ANNOUNCE
PLANS FOR YEAR
For the coming year the Pierrettes
of Salem College have planned a
wide schedule which includes work
for every member of the organiza
tion whether she is interested in
acting or in any of the varit
back-stage “jobs.”
According to Wyatt Wilkerson,
president of the Pierrette Players,
they will present the annual three
act play sometime in November. The
play has not yet been chosen but
several popular ones are under cc^i-
sideration. The president expects
to have selected the play by the end
of next week and begin casting the
parts. Lee Bice, who played in sum
mer stock with Sinclair Lewis this
summer and Liz. Trotman who stud
ied in Hollywood last spring will
probably have the leads. Present
members of the club will take the
remaining female parts and as usual
the male parts will be played by
men here in Winstc*i-Salem interest
ed in dramatics. Freshmen may be
allowed to tryout for small parts if
they have shown sufficient interest
in the meetings of the Freshman
Dramatic Club.
Instead of entering the Winston-
Salem Play Tournament in the
spring the Players have decided to
spend their time in the preparation
of a play to enter at Chapel Hill.
During the year each, class is going
tc present a one-act play in a con
test within the colege. The Fresh
man Dramatic Club holds its meet
ings twice a week in the Old Chapel.
There the will have si>eakers on
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SALEMITE’S GUEST WRITERS
By Stuart Eabb
^fthard liquor. Sooner or later this^lf
NOTICE
Saturday is the deadline in
purchase of Civic Music tickets
for the 1940-41 programs. Tick
ets may be obtained from Miss
Lawrence, Miss Turlington or
Miss Hutchinson. The price to
students is $3.00.
All I know about conscription is
what President Boosevelt says in
the newspapers. According to these
revelations, I will probably be put
in the deferred class in the first
draft and will not have to go, pro
vided my wife learns how to act
like a clinging vine who could not
possibly support herself.
Naturally, reaTders of the Salem-
ite are not interested in how the
draft concerns married men. At
least it is to be hoped that they
are not. Not until after graduation,
at any rate.
In the short run, as Dorothy
Thompson would say, young ladies
from Salem need not concern them
selves about married men and the
draft.
However, it looks to me like we
are in for a long dose of this con
scription business. And since Salem
girls have a peerless reputation, for
getting married quick, some of them
may be interested in what I am
about to talk about, which is: How
to keep your husband out of the
draft.
The first thing to do is to keep
him from sitting in front of any
open windows. Some patriotic citi
zen — who has got it fixed so he
won’t have to go — might see him
and say: “Ah, there’s a big strap
ping boy! He ought to be in the
army defending his country.”
Then the patriotic citizen might
write an anonymous letter to the
draft board and get your husband
in a uniform before you could knit
him a sock. Certainly before you
could do that.
The second way to help your hus
band stay at home is to feed him
large quantities of hot sauces and
treatment will develop stomach ul
cers, which ought to put him
Class 5, or Class (i.
Thirdly, as a wife of a young
man eligible for conscription, you
must be not only dependent upon
your husband, but you must act
like you would die if you were sep
arated from him more than 24
hours. Be careful not to take any
college courses that might enable
you to earn money on your own.
When you are married, insist upon
an elopment so that both families
will out you off without a cent. If
you have money, give it away. Lay
not up for yourselves treasures on
earth, where draft boards may
break in and steal your husband on
account of it.
All these methods should be fair
ly effective, but they are not ab
solutely certain.
The best way to keep your hus
band out of the draft is to get him
to take out $30,000 worth of life
insurance and then feed him left
over fried oysters. We guarantee
this will be 100 per cent, perfect.
Now that I look back over all
these suggestions, it occurs to me
that you may find some of them
unpatriotic.
Besides, how should I know that
you don’t want to get your hus
band drafted so that you can be
rid of the rotter.
Honesty is always the best poli
cy. This is proved by the fact that
so many honest men are successful
in their efforts to get on relief.
The conversation quoted below
was overheard by means of special
dictaphones which “Pass the Pea
nuts” has put behind pictures and
under tables in all rooms of Salem
College dormitories.
By Pete Ivey
The strains of “Booogieeee . . .
Ehumboogie woogieeee” came from
the radio as a group of Salem Col
lege students lolled about one of
the rooms of Alice Clewell build
ing.
But the music on the radio did
not disturb the serious import of
the discussion.
“You may think -ne war does
n’t mean anything to Salem Col
lege, but it does,” said the girl in
the striped pajamas. ‘ ‘ Here I am
finishing here next Spring. I might
get engaged this year. But how
eiuld I tell whether he’ll be draft
ed, or when he’ll be drafted?”
‘But he might not be drafted,
and besides there’s always another
man coming along, one about as
good as another,” said the girl
with one foot on a chair.
But this drafting business keeps
up for five years; and if they don’t
get the boy you’re going with now
in the first two or three drafts,
they might get him later,” said the
girl in the striped pajamas.
The best thing to do is got a
man in the first draft, and just
wait a year for him to be out,”
said the girl seated at a portable
typewriter.
Yes, and then it would just be
my luck for a war to break out at
that time, and he’d be in the first
call for war service. That don’t
sound so good,” said the girl in the
striped pajamas.
“ It’s bad any way you look at
it,” said the girl in the bath robe.
“I think I’d just as soon go in the
army myself. Drive an ambulance
or be a nurse or work in a can
teen.”
“I heard they’re going to have
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The last few weeks have found
pale-faced, potential conscriptees
attending their work with a sad,
vacant stare on their faces. It
seems the government has decided
that all able-bodied men from
twenty-one to thirty-six years old
must present themselves, come Oc
tober 1(5, at their local polling place
and receive an identification num
ber at the hands of the U. S. Army.
Shortly thereafter, a national lot
tery will be conspicuously broad
cast by radio, and the hearts of
some 75,000 of those numbered will
fall abruptly as they are chosen
for one year of military service.
The thing that’s been worrying
your friend Johnny and mine is not
whether he will go into the Army.
If he is called, he will go. The
thing he has been, wondering is
whether or not he should steal a
march on Dame Fortune and re
lieve himself of that frantic wait
by the fireside on radio lottery
night by volunteering now for the
Navy or Marine Corps. Most of our
friends have found this unwise,
since it will probably tie them up
for sixteen months instead of
twelve.
There is one chance for friend
Johnny to miss the rap oven if he
is called. Clutching his subpoena,
he must appear before a local
Draft Board and they can decide
whether or not flat feet, bad eye
sight, dependents (if you really
love him, maybe you had better
marry him now), or such, will de
fer his appointment. He may bo
found essential to industry, but
that’s unlikely. If he is attending
college, he may be defered until
July 1, following the end of his
academic year. If he is a genuine,
conscientous objector, he can tell
his story to the Department of
Justice and bo assigned to non-
combatant duty, if they believe it.
But the best bet for your pal prob
ably lies in the provision of the
act which states, “No man found
to bo physically, mentally, morally
deficient or defective will be ac
cepted.”
We’ll know who goes in on the
first round by the middle of No
vember, and that will at least
bring certainty, either bad or good,
until draft No. 2.
VAROELL STUDIO
SUFFERS HURT
Escaping steam from a defective
radiator caused a great deal of
damage in Dr. Vardell’s studio in the
Music Hall yesterday morning. Two
piancs were badly warped, the finish
ruined; the tops of many of the
keys have fallen off. The studio had
been repainted an attractive soft
green this summer; now all the walls
and ceiling are streaked and dis
colored. Many valuable pictures in-'
eluding a sketch of Wagner and an
other of Beethoven were badly
stained, and varnish on all the chairs
in the room was hurt. The steam
filled the room when the heat was ■
turned on and was not discovered
until 8:00 A.M. when the janitor
arrived to clean up. Though the
studio couldn’t have looked much
worse if a fire hose had been train
ed on it, repairs will be made as
soon as possible to make the room
look normal again.
NOTICE
AH students who have paid
the required budget for the year
please get College Lecture Se
ries tickets from the dean’s
office.
    

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