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Friday, February 7, 19411
Published Weekly By The j
Stvdeut Body or
Salem College *
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Atiociate Editor Carrie Donnel
Music Editor Purcdl
Faculty Advtser Mils Jess Byrd
— Nancy O’Neal
Mary Louise Rhtodes
Mary Lib Rand
Marie Van Hoy
Mary Worth Walker
Ftature Editor „ Madeleine Hayes
E. Sue Cox Cecelia Nuchols Margaret Ray Betsy Spach
Jane Harris Jill Nurenberg Reece Thomas Sara Goodman
Eleanor Barnwell Esther Alexander
THINGS WE WOULD T.TTCTi AT
I. Sisters’ House made into a
dormitory, with Lehman and
Society for faculty rooms.
Have all axams end on Fri
day, and the registration for
the second semester begin on
Monday, and give a few days
Physical Education classes
excused by at least ten
minutes to the hour.
Some teachers learn to dis
tinguish between “Bull” and
knowledge, and grade accord
Good teachers given more in
teresting subjects to teach in
The quarter system tried.
Some of the teachers make an
effort to give more interest
ing and inspiring lectures. (It
can be done!)
‘ . BUSINESS DEPARTMENT
Assistant Business Manager
Advertising Manager .....Z............ Betty Barbour
Exchange and Circulation Manager Barbara Norman
Betty Anne White
Mary Lou Brown
Martha Louise Merritt
MAKING THE MOST
OP OUE TIME
There is a sentimental old Persian proverb that says
something about making the most of the time we spend before
■we too, to the dust descend. This brings to mind innumerable
poets, philosophers, professors and parents who are eternally
popping up with the same idea — as if it were a revelation
reserved especially for them. Occasionally we even run across
a classmate with similar greedy aspirations and we call her a
bookworm, avoid her like smallpox, and continued with our
We even blame the faculty sometimes and call them
robots and endow them with similar mechanical names. But
times seem to be changing ... I don’t think we will have much
room to blame the faculty any more. Registration day con
vinced me. Instead of trite phrases of the proverbial character
we seemed to have come face to face with enthusiasm. In
stead of “Make up your own mind what you want to take.
It’s up to you—” we heard, “Do take tiis course. You’ll
love it.” “It’s the best course — absolutely the best I teach.”
“You 11 like it better than any course you’ve ever taken.”
Well, that’s what we like to hear. The faculty seems
to be doing it’s part. Who knows? We might have a pretty
good school with a little more enthusiasm.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 1941.
2:00 - 5:001 P. M. — WJZ.
Lauritz Melchior and Kirsten
Flagstad sing the leading rolea in
“Tristan and Isolde” from the stage
of the Metropolitan Opera House.
9:35 -11:00 P. M. — WJZ.
Arturo Toscanini directs the NBC
Overture to “Iphigenia in Aulis”
Symphony No. 3 Brahms
Symphonis Poem “From the
Cradle to the Grave” Liszt
Marosszeki Taneock Kodaly
Tarantella : Martucci
Sunday, Feb. 9, 1941.
Philharmonic Symphonic Orches
tra, Bruno Walter, Conductor;
Joseph Schuster, cello.
Overture to “Oberon” Weber
Symphony in G Minor Mozart
Don Quixote; Death and
IT’S UP TO US
Basketball season will get underway next week with all
classes participating. There will be both and “A” and “B”
Tournament as in other years. But what about those of us who
don’t play on the team? Miss “At” gives her time to coach
our class teams but without our loyal support to our teams
what good will this do ? This year if you are interested in play
ing on the team go out and practice! To those, of us who don’t
play let’s go down and give our team the support they deserve!
Salem is to be definitely honored on Tuesday when some
150 South Americans visit Salem campus. These visitors will
be on the Campus almost all day. It will be up to Salem stu
dents to show the “Salem spirit” and give these South Ameri
can visitors a very cordial welcome and a very “Salemly
Mon., Tues., “Chad Hanna.”
Wed., Thurs.; Fri., Sat., “Phila
Mon., Tues., Wed., “Maisie Was
Thurs., Fri., Sat., “Lil’ Abner.”
Mon., Tues., “You’ll Find Out.”
Wed., Thurs., “No Time for
Comedy. ’ ’ •
Fri., Sat., “Where Did You Get
Mon., Tues., “You’re Not So
Tough. ’ ’
Wednesday, “The Mummy’s
Thursday, “The Gay Cabalero.”
Fri., Sat., “Oklahoma Rene
He was the youngest member of
Claire Lee Purdy, is a biography
which is especially interesting to
children on the life of one of
America’s best loved composers,
The Negro musician was born
with his talent; for even when he
was a very small boy he mastered
manp instruments. From a child he
loved to listen to all types of music;
but he had a peculiar interest in
Negro music because he said it
came from the heart.
H ewas the youngest member of
his family and he was perhaps
spoiled by the others. His record
in school was not always the best
because he often played truant
from school and went to the docks
where he could hear the Negroes
sing and play as they worked.
Stephen was finally sent away to
a school called Athens Academy.
Upon his graduation he wrote his
first song, “The Tioga Waltz.” He
was sent to Cannonsburg College,
but he remained here only seven
I could hear if—my nerves, you
know— ’ ’
‘ ‘ Since I ain’t got but ten
minutes, and not being one to bathe
in ten minutes—I don’t reckon I’ll
get a bathe this p. m.”
“All you’ve got to do is go down
to second and bathe—then you’ll
only get two call-downs.”
“Bridge is the most refreshing
game—won’t anybody please he a
“In desperation, she cried: ‘I’ll
do it! I’ll sacrifice myself.’ ”
‘ ‘ Oh gee, thanks — now all
we’ve got to do it find a third,”.
Lamb: “Who take art in this
Jesu: “Here I am!—a poet,
musician, and artiste all rolled into
one. Look me over.”
“Do I have to?—it repulses me.'
“I think I’ll study for a B plus
in Spanish this trip. All I’d have
to do is—”
“My sacred care! you’re one of
those drools who work for
grades—I’d a heap rather flunk a
course and get a little something
out of it than to make a B plus and
get what you’d—”
“For St. Christopher’s sake, Pat
ty!—don’t play the “Hangover
Blues” again. I don’t think it goe^
Everyday everywhere there are
congenial gatherings of students
those who seek respite from their
study (if there are any!); and
those who spend their academic
careers in suc^j gatherings (most
ly!). They discuss weighty matters
of state, religion, classes (Ed’s,
note: I ain’t heard any discussions
on said topics yet, but I’m sure
there must be some!)—They dis
cuss trivial matters of overcoats,
subjects flunked, how many cups
it takes to fill up a schedule, etc.,
etc., etc.—They discuss everything!
—no phase of life since 1000 B. C.
passes without a comment of some
sort (usually!) .
In just such a gathering as des
cribed above we find several
juniors, several more sophomores,
and freshmen in excess. Some are
playing bridge (well, after a
fashion’) on the desk— others are
brewing soup in a coffee pot; using
one knife for peanut-butter, cheese,
and jam; smearing food around—
others are pouring over magazine
stories [Ed’s, note again: I’ll give
the reader (what colossal conceit!)
ten to one adds that he can guess
what type with only one attempt)
—others are shifting records to and
from the vie—and still others are
just sitting (invariably!).
Take a fourth, Patty.
Maw I ask you, could I possibly
cross this room? The junk, I mean
“Well, I walked out with the
whole house under my arms. I
would have brought the pressure-
cooker, but it was super-human to
sneak out with the coffee pot,
toaster, hot plate, waffle iron,
Mother wrote today—she seems
plenty peeved about all the miss
ing kitchen ware. She said—”
Who’ll please be a fourth?”
Christmas!!! And who was it
who went through my fudge—
reaping every single pecan?”
Pass anything? What Phi Beta
Kappa have you confused me with?
made exactly four F’s, one D
minus, and an A in phys. ed!
Furthermore, I ain’t been in the
library but twice this year—once
for curiosity, and once when I got
thrown out before I even remem
bered why I came in the place!”
‘ ‘ Which means that next
semester you ’11 squat right here
spreading out your—”
“Doesn’t anybody have an in
terest in being a fourth?”
“You’re repeating yourself.
Virginia McNeny has finished
her work at Salem and is planning
to teach this semester. She will re
turn in June to receive her diploma.
Jane Harris has left Salem to
resume her business course at the
Washington School for Secretaries
in Washington, D. C.
Lucy Hodges has returned to
Salem after spending one night
here two years ago. She was forced
to leave on account of sickness,
but she has new returned as a
junior after attending the Univer
sity of North Carolina.
Carol Barber is transfering to
Queens College in Charlotte and
Phyllis Utley to Wake Forest.
Trances Burgess, the witty day-
student, is leaving this week for
Atlanta, Georgia, where she will at
tend Oglethorpe . . , Wonder who
will write the dirt column now?
HE IS AN AMERICAN
an airplane overhead.
He is an
and if he looks up at all, does so
in curiousity, neither in fear nor
in hope of seeing a protector. His
wife goes marketing, and her pur
chases are limited by her needs,
her tastse, her budget, but not by
He comes home in the evening
through streets which are well
lighted, not dimly in blue.
He reads his newspaper and
knows that what it says is not con
cocted by a bureau, but an honest,
nntrammeled effort to present the
He has never had a gas mask on.
He has never been in a bomb
He belongs to such fraternal or
ganizations and clubs as he wishes.
He converses with friends, even
with chance acquaintances, express
ing freely his opinion on any sub
ject, without fear.
He does not expect his mail to
be opened between posting and re
ceipt, nor his telephone to be tap
He changes his place of dwelling,
and does not report so doing to the
He carries an identification card
only in case he should be the victim
of a traffic accident.
He thinks of his neighbors across
international borders—of those to
the north as though they were
across the state line, rather than as
foreigners—of those to the south
more as strangers since they speak
a language different from his, and
with the knowledge that there are
now matters of difference between
his government and theirs, but of
neither with an expectancy of war.
He worships his God in the fash
ion of his choice, without let.
He has his problems, his troubles,
his uncertainties but all others are
not overshadowed by the immin
ence of battle and sudden death.
He is a fortunate man.
He is an American.
—New York Sun.
The young composer owed much
to Henry Klebes who taught Step
hen music for a while. His earliest
publications were: “Old Uncle
Ned” and “Louisiana Belle.”
He married Jane McDowell who
inspired his famous song “Jennie
With the Light Brown Hair.”
Stephen Foster died at the age of
thirty-eight. The lovable, kindly,
gentle writer of songs left to
America and the world a wealth of
rich melody and graceful lyric.
Notre “Coin” est d’un bb-
mestre maintenant, et noua esp€rons
qu’il va grandir en viellisaant. Pour
nous aider k I’amfiliorer nous ne
demandons rien que le concours
de chaque ^tudiante de frangais. Si
on vous demande d’ficrire quelque
chose pour telle ou telle une semaine,
ne rfipondez pas, “Je ne puis rien
6crire en franjais.” Chacune a eu un
semestre au moins de cette langne,
et alors chacune peut ficrire quelque
chose. Nous savons qu’il est difficile
d’ficrire dang une langue fitrangdre,
mais si vous n’essayez point, cette
langue restera tourjours 6trang6re-et
k quoi bon I’fitudier si vous n’allez
pas la faire une partie de vons-
Pensons maintenant au temps entre
ffivrier et juin-nous aurons I’oecasion
de faire que “Le ,Coin Francais” ait
une place permanente dans le Sale-
mite. Nous savons que vous, les
jeunes filles qui suivent des coura de
frangais, d^sirent ceci avec nous, lea
rfidacteurs, et c’est pour cette raison
que noua disons “Au futur du
‘Coin Fransaia’l ”
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