TOM: AGE 24 GOODBYE TOM Z 541 VOL. XXI. WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1940. Number 2. TO GO OR NOT TO GO wsMKmniiHn 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. (Continued On Page Two) 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- (Continued On Page Two) 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 (Continued On Page Two) 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 (Continued On Page Four) 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.