Friday, May 7, 1943.
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-in-Chief Louise Rhodes
This week’s paper was assembled with the aid of;
Mary Luey Baynes
Mary Ellen Carrig
Katherine Manning ^
Mary Alice Neilson
Doris C. Schaum
Business Manager Mary Margaret ptruven
Ass’t Business Manager Mary Elizabeth ^ray
Advertising Manager Betty
Circulation Sara Bowen, Ellen Stucky
Margy Moore, Elizabeth Beckwith, Katie Wolff,
Jane Willis, Nancy Vaughn, Corrinne Faw, Martha
Sherdod, Becky Candler, Adelc Chase, Nancy MeClung,
Sarah Lindley, Allene S'eville, Elizabeth Griffin, Har
riet Sutton, Ruth O’Neal, Yvonne Phelps, fclizabeth
Bernhardt, Edith Shapiro.
HOW DID YOU REGISTER?
Two days this week w'e have had prelimin
ary registration—registration for another
school year. Perhaps this didn’t seem very
important to Susie and she “signed up” for
the easiest things she could find in the cata
logue without much thought or deliberation. 8:30 P. M.
Or she might have said to you, “For goodness’
sake, don’t tell me you’re taking more than
16 hours! ’ ’
L’hippopotame au large ventre
Habite aux jungles de Java,
Ou grondent, au fond de chaque antre.
Plus de monstres qu’on n’en reva.
Le boa se dfiroule et sifEle,
Le tigre fait son hurlement,
Le buffle en colfere renifle;
Lui, dort ou pait tranquillement.
II ne craint ni kriss* ni zagaies,f
II regarde I’homme sans fuir,
Et rit des balles des cipayes:};
Qui rebondissent sur con cuir.
Je suis comme I’hippopotame:
De ma conviction convert.
Forte armure que rien n’entame,
Je vais sans puer par le desert.
—de LA COMEDIE DE LA MORT par Theophile Gautier.
Short malay sword with a wavy blade.
Assagai (wooden spear).
Sepoys (native Hindu soldiers).
9t Beemi ta Mz
THE WORST GREMLIN OF THEM ALL
I guess you have heard of Gremlins—you
know, those overgrown causes of trouble in
all assorted sizes, shapes, and colors. Our fair
campus has had its share and it’s only cocker
to give warning of the coming of the worst
one*of all—the final exam Gremlin. He has
several difi’erent colors splashed around him,
green and blue being the most predominating.
He has a giant nose especially turned so as to
dig as much as possible^in everybody’s bus
iness. His ears are equipped with sponges so
as to soak up all the bits of news and grumb
lings. With his specially-designed fingers in
shapes of hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, and
such, he ruins many a well-meaning Salem gal.
He loosens screws of pencil sharpeners; he
plugs ears with cotton which ends in the same
’ole comment “Where did teacher find that
question ? ’ ’ And to top it all, he dumps morale
in the river when he hides our mail. Perhaps
his greatest strength is put to work when he
yanks the books and papers away and pulls
his victim over to bull sessions. “Why I have
plenty of time to study. Even if I don’t finish,
I can stay up tonight.” All the time like this
never w'on a fair A. But if you do, dear lassie,
find a neat looking F on your paper—don’t
fret, just blame it on the Gremlins. —R. C.
A BEWILDERED FRESHMAN
—THAT from all the talk I’ve heard the Spanish conversation class
is one of the most interesiing and prolBtable classes in the curricula
and there is something amusing always going on.
—THAT May Day was elegant—especially so when the fountains even
burst forth and played all day.
—THAT the past Sunday night broadcast from Memorial Hall was
one of the best—and Mr. Holder’s talk was good too.
—THAT our Service Flag should have more stars on it. Have you
told Vivian Smith Ingram about your brother or Father now in the
—THAT Monday evening’s program of Student Compositions in
celebration of National Music Week was quite successful. And the
Community Sing at the .end, led by Dr. Vardell and Mr. Bair, was fun.
Don’t forget there is another one on April 16 in Memorial Hall at
But you remember the hours you had pon
dered over just what to do next year—except
that you didn’t have the courage to say to
her that in these critical war days that this
registration, though it is jtist a preliminary
one, deserves thoughtful consideration. You
realize that everyone has been rather upset
this year because things aren’t normal,, but
in spite of the unrest and the tense feeling some
one has to keep calm and think clearly about
what to take next year and what not to take.
For the coming year will probably he less
stable in world events, and the current hap
penings do influence our quiet campus.
You have fully made up your mind what
causes will help prepare you for your contri
bution as a citizen after graduation and this
summer. You have planned to consider the
things you can do while in school next year
so that you might do more for your country.
You know that you should appreciate the op
portunity of being able to stay in college and
so you have kept your head and planned care
fully, though it was difficult to decide defi
nitely some things. However, in spite of the
disturbance you had a goal. Now why don’t
you go and talk to Susie about using a little
more wisdom and common sense about this
thing. It isn’t too late to plan again this
summer—it’s her privilege.
—THAT Miss Averill hasn’t lost her grand sense of humor in spite
of her illness. We like Mrs. Lawson, her substitute, but we’ll also be
glad to see Miss Averill back.
—T’HAT Mother Strong is doing her share in the Victory Garden
Way, too. Happy Mother’s Day to her.-
—.THAT if a soldier in Africa has time to write a letter such as is
found in this issue then why can’t we keep those replies going to all
that we know in the service, especially those oversas.
Ahora las vaccacions est^n terminadas y todas las muchachas han
regresado a la escuela.
Solamente quedan tres semanas antes de los examenes del semestre.
Las estudiantes tendran que estudiar mucho en preparaclon, pero la prima-
vera ha llegado con las hermosas flores y los vientos calientes. Todos los
drboles son verdes y los p&jaros han vuelto. Cantan cada di4 de la man-
ana haata lo noche. Estas cosas no nos ayudan a estudiar. Pronto el
nadadero estrara lleno de agua y todo el mundo ira a nadar. Acaban de
pintarlo un hermoso color azul. Con agua fresca y clara serd un
placer usar el nadadero. Las que no desean nadar, pueden pasearse,
jugar al tenis, a la pelota, o al golf.
La recreaci6n mas importante de la primavera y del verano es la de
obtener un tostadura del sol. Ya hay muchas personas que tienen tosta-
Porque la primavera esta aqni, no les gusta a las estudiantes sentarse
en sus cuartos y tratar de estudiar.
In my first week at Salem I was deeply im
pressed by the high ideals of Salem as pre
sented to us by both faculty and students. It
was inspiring to think that here really was a
school with an honor system that worked. As
a result of all these impressions, I resolved to
live up to the honor system as I started into
the routine of regular college life.
Eight months have passed since September.
What has happened to my conception of the
honor system? I have seen my classmates,
and even upper classmen, deliberately cheat.
When? During the frequent examinations J
have taken. On one test a girl put her hand
over her eyes and then slanted her eyes di
rectly at my paper. Another time a Salemite
had all her notes with her and used them
on a test. Both girls knew that these prac
tices were dishonest; both girls knew that
these practices were against all principles of
honor. But this is evidence that it does not
phase some of our number.
* Salemites, frankly, I am bewildered. You
may ask why, if I live up to the honor sys
tem, I personally did not report these cases.
Our honor system does not seem to work well
enough for me to feel free to report these
girls. I have gotten the impression that it
would be the unpopular thing to do in repor-
What is the reason for the fairly wide
spread cheating among freshmen at Salem! Is
this caused by lack of training in the home?
Let’s get busy and if possible discover the
remedy for this. Let’s improve by next year
so that the incoming freshmen may have us
as good examples of obeying the honor system
and may be allowed to keep their high ideals!
"THEY GIVE THEIR
Bny an Additional
THE LITTLE THINGS
Unfortunately most of us are prone to keep
doing a thing until someone asks us to stop-
As long as we are getting by thotigh life is rosy.
Did you ever stop to think that the little rose
you enjoy may be the thorn another is forced
to sit on?
The point is this. Since we can’t put the
breaks on alone, then let’s help the other fel
low and maybe he will turn around and do
the same for us. Let’s begin with the food
situation. Yes, again. Stop taking more food
than you can possibly eat. Stop shifting it
from one side of the plate to the other and
whining about not liking this or that and stop
asking your hostess to get more of a certain
food that you know' yourself is extremely
scarce. —E. S.