North Carolina Newspapers

    March 26, 1943.
Page Three.
And Our Idle Hours?
Oh Babes — Tell ^Em
Flanagan Peers About
In Cells of City Jail
(Joy Flanagan)
While strolling down town the
other night, I passed the city jail
and gazed lip at the bars with a
very camradely feeling. Time lay
heavy on my hands and all the
World was gloom. When I had nearly
passed this worthy institution, the
low moaning of a negro spiritual
poured forth from the bars and en
veloped me. The poignant rhythm
of the tune tantalized me until I
decided to screw up my courage
and go see what was going on.
Tip-toeing up the walk as if I
Were about to be shot, I finally
reached the door. Down the long
dimly-lighted hall there were two
men who seemed to be farmers,
another professional looking man,
and a policeman. The policeman
frightened me so badly that I
jumped through the first door in
sight and found myself in the plain
clothes detective bureau. I must
, have looked awfully stupid, for the
man at the desk laughed loud and
long. After I had blushed and) figet-
ted for what seemed hours, he asked'
me what I wanted. Upon my timid
request to go through the jail; he
looked me up and down, asked my
name, where I was from, and then
consented. I was led to the elevator;
but had to wait there while my
guide went to see if the coast
clear, or something. The farmer
Whom I had seen at first, was stand
ing there and told me that he had
just been bailed out. He ’lowed fis
how he’d been caught driving his
wife and another drunk home while
on the verge of passing out himac^lf.
My guide finally returned and
^ took me to the top floor. He immed
iately began showing me the kit
chen, the conference room, the
officcs, and all the interesting
details. But when the telephone
'ang, I was off like a shot on
own private tour.
The singing had stopped, and
every step I took resounded like
my death tool. I managed to see one
perfectly devastated man, but he
wouldn’t s]>eak j:o me. Creeping
around a corner, I found myself
in the colored women’s sections . . .
and such a sight. The few that had
liberty to walk in the corriilor out
side their cells were falling around
and having a w’onderful time. Being
something of a prude, the sight of
such drunkeness repulsed me; so
I turned and fled straight into the
strong arms of a guard. A huge
black scowl covered his face and
he said, “Young lady, Saturday
nights are very busy ... I’m afraid
you will hav( to leave.” They were
beautiful words to my ears; for I
had feared that he would say he was
Humbert Can’t Escape
Even in Her Dreaming
(Barbara Humbert)
“Now the point is” to reveal
those professors’ personalities
through their favorite phrases —' so
often heard by us poor pupils. For
example, last year when we took Bi
ology every morning at 8:30, we
struggled sleepily over to the science
building to nap to the tune of the
‘ ‘ a-moeba ” in a long drawl not usu
ally issued forth from Yankees. Next
jMiriod, we waked to find ourself un
der the influence of one of those
“two minutes of writing” little
“written lessons” on Bible. Then
we launched into a discussion of the
favorite story of Esau and Jacob
(alias Ked and Jake), or how in
Poland “every dog’s tail wags over
. . . (etc.)” At 10:15, we dashed
madly out to become enthralled With
teacher’s presentation of the philo
sophic points so prominent in Eng-
Lit. poetry and the subsequent ques
tion, “Haven’t you ever felt or ex
perienced . . . t” Still pondering
desperately over these questions,
next period we raced back to Sci
ence Building for Chemistry. We
listened to an excellent, yet confus
ing theory of the proofs and then
sat there dumb — founded when bel
lowed at, “See what I mean?” At
last we were free for an hour, so we
either played bridge or slept . . then
lunch. At two, we, pushed our bod
ies Over to Main Hall Home Ec lab
to “die of I don’t likes.”
Next day we were lucky and had
only one class and gym; so the
only phrases we heard repeated were
“Line up for roll call, and stop aet-
ng like kindergarten babies;” and,
in Comp, class “It was rather
Soplionioric, wasnt’ it?”
Tomorrow we have trig and num
erous other classes, so all night
we’ll toss about hearing a “&(‘$?
$%*lb@” and then the sudden,
“Now is that clear?” ... or, “This
is a round-table discussion, but it
isn’t very round as yet.” We might
isn’t very round as yet. We might
even hear Mr. Holder’s soothing
coo, “Now I don’t want you to mis
understand me . . . I’m not saying
that ...” Then we lapse into a
calmer sleep in those blissful cots
for what seems ten minutes before
the alarm summons us to an Eco
nomics “little drop quiz” It’s a
wonderful day and a wonderful
night . . . with the silver cord of
voices and phrases uniting dreams
and day dreams.
afraid I would have to stay. I was
quickly transported down and out
to the street where, although I had
never thought so before, I came
to the conclusion that Saturday
nights certainly are busy nights.
HowGrand is theACP
When One is in Need
‘ ‘ We show a burning and restless
curiosity to go somewhere without
knowing just where we want or need
to go. We rush furiously from one
podagogica, whim, or nethusiasni, or
thrill, or passion to anothei', and
always under the spell of men and
women who call themselves ‘progres
sive’ and hdve a genius for pub
licity for their latest pedagogical
gadgets and techniques. Our peda
gogical high priests say that the
important thing in education is not
ideas or knowledge but attitudes
and the thinking process. But how
good attitudes and sound thinking
can be developed without good
ideas, sound knowledge, and accu
rate information, the pedagogical
Brahmans never take the time to
explain.”—Dr. '^dgar W. Knight,
Kenan professor of education at the
University of North .Carolina, calls
for age-old wisdom instead of
transitory policies in education.
“\Mule students are more or less
settled in times of peace,^ war up
sets them emotionally. Because of
this condition, they need greater
guidance and frequent counseling
not only in their courses, but in
their extra curricular activities and
personal problems as well. Proper
personnel guidance is particularly
important when we consider that ed
ucation is seeking to do a great deal
more than produce scholars. Edu
cation is seeking to develop the val
ues which make a' nail-round citizen
with constructive abilities and
wholesome philosophies of life. To
aim at any such goal, however, all
aciivities on a college campus must
be included in the education pro
gram, which means a consideration
of life outside the classroom as
well.”—Dr. Harry Noble Wright,
president of City College of New
York, calls for more guidance for
Martha has dug and dug until she
found that, more than at any other
time, “dirt” is fertile in the spring
time. We think of things that
blossom in the spring, and w’e are
most concerned with young wom
en’s fancies. One of our greatest
surprises is that even Little CARO
LYN west’s head has been turned;
and perhaps you’d better ask KIIA-
OKY if any head has three sides.
It seems that PEGGY BOLLIN’S
fancies have turned to the Bell tele
phone booth . . . And it keeps sec
ond .busy morning, noon and night.
Also with spring, came Randy . . .
and w'as NANCY SNYDER happy!
After long consideration, Martha
has decided that it is in order to
present to the Student body for
their approval a last will and tes
tament of the Senior class:
To “GEECHY” we hope that
PRANCES NEAL will leave her
quiet efficiency in hopes that it will
settle her (Geachy’s) nerves . . .
To V. V. GARTH, we hope that
ENGRAM, nancy McCLUNG, etc.,
will leave their abilities toward fos
tering matrimony ... To BETTY
MOORE, we hope that DOT
THOMPSi'ON won’t leave her effic
iency; for there are many more who
need it desperately much more . . .
We hope that MARY LIB BRAY
will leave her planned campaign to
BUTCII and KHACKY in order that
all headaches will be eliminated and
that next) year will bo a happy sen
ior year ... If MOT SAUVAIN con
siders her prom trotting days over,
it is our desire that she divide
them among the student body;' so
there will be recreation enough for
all . . . To JACKIE DASH, we
hope that LIB READ will leave her
attraction to West Point ... To
MOLLY BOSEMAN, we know that
BIDDIE CRESS will willingly be
queath her private spot in Siewer’s
domain ... To KATHLEEN PHIL
IPS, we request that CASSEROLE
leave her French room tactics.
Enough is enough, and too much
is too much; so Martha will now
turn her wandering ears to Strong:
They say that if Proc brings any
more animals to A DELE, HENS-
DALE, and the rest of Strong, peo
ple threaten to move out. And from
what w'e hear about this Faculty
Dancing Class, ANNETTE seems to
be the belle. All indications furth
er point to the fact that MAMIE
herring is well on her way to
Missouri to see Tommy. And what
We W'ant to know from LUANNE is;
Wliat happened to Jim?? SHAR-
PIRO was extremelj" happy Sunday
when she got a long distance call
from Russel. Yon might also get
COLLETT to tell you about her pro
posal . . . there is an interesting
story there.
Now from the eaves of Bitting,
Martha suspects that: Wilbo had
best get himself in uniform, if he
hopes to stay in MOT’S running
at all . . . that all is not fidelity
TOth MARY BEST; for there’s Ad
dison on the campus, Boddie in the
mails/ and Schumate gracing the
night table . . . that rats are be
ginning to crop up twixt EGG GRIF-
PIN and Bill from the sounds
through the key-hole . . . that I*AN-
NY NEAL is distinctly a dating
woman . . . that BETSY VANDER
BILT has taken to quite some ca
rousing . . . and that there are lots
more we know, but can t confide.
So until next week'. . . keep cut
ting capers, and Martha will keep
putting you in the know.
If you don’t come to the aid of
the Red Cross Sewing Room, it
will have to be discontinued until
after May Day.
Previously, many Home Ec. stud
ents have been helping in the Red
Cross Sewing Room, but soon they
will be called upon to start mak
ing the May Day costumes. Only
if other students will do their bit
in this phase of the campus war
effort can the Red Cross Sewing
Room remain open. Tuesday, Wed
nesday, and Thursday are the days.
Come from 3 to 5:30. The signs
point the way.
ally lovely song, was well-done by
Lillian Stokes. Another young or
ganist, Frances Cartner, played ex
ceptionally well the melodious
“Meditation,” by Klein. Jane Gar-
rou created the atmosphere for the
very modern and witty “I’m Owre
Young” (to marry yet) by Goos-
ens. Concluding the program, Mrs.
J. E. Purcell gave a brilliant per
formance of Franck’s difficult
“Piece ITeroique.”
How We’ll Solve
Degree Problems
Washington— (ACP)— When to
day’s collegians come home from
the wars to resume their education,
they are virtually assured of real
academic credit for their experi
ence and training in service.
That idea is not new. Veterans
of 1918 got credit when they came
back. • But the way American col
leges and universities go about it
this time may be new and much
At the end of the first World
W'ar, colleges lavished credit on
students returning from service. It
was “blanket credit” then. The
amount depended only on time
served under arms or rank at de
Of course such “blanket credit”
had nothing to do with educational
achievement or competence. Indeed,
college.s vied with each other in the
amount of credit granlcd the re
turning heroes.
To the veterans, however, this en
thusiasm was hardly a boon. Many
were assigned to academic levels be
yond their roach and promptly
flunked out. In other cases, there
was no adequate recognition of in
creased competence.
When peace comes this time, lead
ing educators are determined, ’’fs
going to be different.
* * •
Service men and women have at
least four broad educational oppor
tunities while in uniform. There
are hundreds' of technician and offi
cer candidate training schools. Al
most half of all enlisted personnel
go to one or another. The armed
Forces Institute, cooperating with
79 colleges and universities, offers
off-duty education by correspon
dence. Orientation courses and in
formal off-duty instruction in camp
recreation programs likewise have
marked educational value.
The problem of educators is to
appraise such educational experience
objectively and to grant credit that
does justice to educational standards
and competence of the veteran. Ma
chinery to do this has been blue
printed and approved by important
The plan would work simply. On
demobilization, a soldier, WAAC or
other service man or woman would
apply to the Armed Forces Insti
tute for examination and guidance.
The Institute would obtain full in
formation on the person’s record,
then test him to measure his educa,-
tional competence and specialized
Results would go to the college of
his choice with recommendations
for placing the student where he
* * *
The idea isn’t in operation yet,
despite approval of many colleges,
All Week: “Random Harvest.’
Mon. - Tues.: “For Me And My
Wed. - niurs.: “Are Husbands
Fri. - Sat.: ‘‘Who Done It?”
Mon. - Wed: “Young and Willing.”
Thurs.: “Blue, White and Perfect.’’
Fri. - Sat.: “Eyes of the Under
The orchestra, now in its twenty-
fifth season, has built a tradition
that establishes it as one of the
really great orchestras of the world.
It gives annually fifty concerts on
tour; forty concerts in Cleveland;
and numerous performances at its
own Twilight Concerts, ballets,
civic programs, and radio broad
casts ... all in all, about a hundred
and fifty-seven appearances a year,
which is the largest number given
by any American orchestra during
the regular season.
Artur Rodzinski has commanded
the respect and affection of audi
ences throughout the East and Mid
dle West ... he has an insatiable
musical curiosity, a masterful abil
ity to handle men, and innate gift
of leadership, and an exceptional
capacity for projecting emotional
intensity. He was born in Spalots
on the Dalmation coast of the Ad
riatic Sea . . . educated in Aus
trian schools until he received de
grees in both law and music from
the University of Vienna . . . given
his start as conductor of the Lwow
Opera in Poland and the Warsaw
Philharmonic . . . summoned finally
in 1926, as assistant conductor of
the Philadelphia Orchestra. In
1929, he became leader of the Las
Angeles Philharmonic . . . and in
1929, he became leader of the Los
Orchestra. This is, however, Rod-
zinski’s last tour with the Cleve
land Orchestra; because he is al
ready engaged as conductor of the
New York Philharmonic, the pedes
tal of ori'hestra conductors and the
jinxed grave-yard of orchestra con
ductors. But Rodzinski can take it
. . . last Tuesday the entire set of
instruments, music, and dress clothes
failed to arrive in Charlotte for a
scheduled jKirformauce; so Rodzin-
ski borrowed instruments and music
from the Charlotte Symphony Or-
che.stra and the Central High Sym-
phonj', and went about a nentirely
unexpected program in street
e wish no such test of Rodzin-
ski’s or the Orchestra’s mettle to
night, however, when they appear
on the Civic Music Series with: a
Scarlotti Suite^ two Debussy noc
turnes, Uimsky-Korsakov’s “Ca
price Espagnole,” and Beethoven’s
Symphony number 5 in C minor.
regional accrediting associations
and the armed services. The spec
tre of chaotic “blanket credit”
still haunts responsible educators.
Tlie suggested credit program can
become effective only if and when
colleges take individual and group
action to make it effective. The
American Council on Education is
giving leadership to the drive to
see that the program takes hold
before it’s too late. The Council is
plugging for immediate action op
posing “blanket credit” and ap
proving the alternative program
which was lacking in 1918.
The issue is being faced on a
small scale already, the Council
points out. Casualty cases are be
ing demobilized — in numbers now
a military secret. Chances are many
more such cases will bo seeking re
admission to colleges before long.
When general demobilization
comes, the Council says, it will be
too late to block another move for
“blanket credit.” The battle must
be won on every campus now.

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