Friday, May 21, 1943.
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HAS IT BEEN WORTHWHILE?
We have only four inoi'e weeks of school.
Yes, the long awaited time is not far away.
Some are leaving for the summer, but others
are leaving for the last time. All of us have
heard that our happiest years are spent in
college. At times we have found that hard to
believe. How could our happiest years be
spent getting up for eight-thirty classes, cram
ming for examinations, and worrying about the
many little things that we thought important?
Yet, these years have been gloriously happy.
We have been among friends with whom we
have played and studied. We have had more
than our share of fun. We may never again
find life as easy or as pleasant as we have
found it at Salem.
After four yeafs ^ studying mathematics,
languages, history, and art we will soon receive
an A. B. degree. Have these years been worth
while? Are we better fitted to face the world
than we were four years ago? The answer is
decidedly yes. We have tried to acquire an
open mind, by realizing that there is more than
one side to every question, that each individual
has a right to his own opinion. If we have not
yet developed a personal philosophy, we are
at least thinking about it. From both the
social and intellectual point of view we are
better fitted for life.
What will the future bring? What lies
ahead? Non£ of us can answer. We look to
the future with eagerness, but with anxiety.
In a world torn with strife and disaster, it
may be hard for us to find our places. We do
not think that we have learned how to live, but
we certainly know more about living now than
we did four years ago. Who knows? A suc
cessful life may depend upon what we have
learned in college.
W ' —M. C.
Les pauvres etudiautes de fraticais!
II faut que nous etudiions beaucoup pour lea examens. Notre pro-
fesseur nous a dit, 11 y a quelques semaines, que nous devrons souf-
frir I’examen de frangais le vingt-deux de mai. Alors, nous etions mal-
contentes d’entendre dire qu’il allait s’en aller. Mais, puis, qu’il n’en
avait rien S. faire, nous nous sommes dit, Eh bien, le jour ne viendra
Maintenant c’est presque I’heure de son depart, et nous sommes tres
malheureuses, non entieremeut S, cause de I’examen, mais aussi parceque
notre professeur va irpus quitter.
Mais, pensez au pauvre professeur, il faut que lui aussi suffre beau
coup d’examens. Au moins, nous sommes en practique de las prendre. Le
professeur n’est qu’en practique de les donner! Nous toutes lui souhaitons
beaucoup de bonne chancel
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Empezardn pronto los exdmenes. Por eso es necesario dejar de nadar
en la piscina, andar bajo de los firboles, y jugar al bridge. Har4 que
estudiar mueho para salir bien.
Despues de los ex4menes podlmos ir a casa. Nos despediremos del
campus, de las amigas, de los profesores, y sobre todo de los libros.
Entonces todo el mundo seguird sus propios pianos para el verano. Para
las “seniors” seri una ocasion muy triate porque se despedirSn de
todo para la ultimo vez. Las otras estudiantes volveran en el otnno.
Durante el verano haremos muehas cosas. Unos irdn a la escuela de
verano, unas trabajarSn en la industria de la guerra, unas pasardn las
vacaciones en las montanas o en la playa, y unas no hardn nada.
Pues hasta el otono, i adios, amigaat
Though the legislative branch of the Stud
ent Government has already met this year and
hashed questions, at the close of the year we
have wondered about another organization and
its set-up; the Athletic Council.
One day while we were “bulling” in the
smoke house, it suddenly occurred to us that
we knew nothing about the requirements to
make one eligible for Council membership.
Furthermore, in our midst, was a girl who is
now manager of a sport. When asked how
she acquired this position, she replied, “I have
no idea. The A. A. President just walked up
to me and told me I was to be manager.” And
the girl that was selected has done an ex
cellent job, but the situation still baffles us.
We’d really like to know just how this girl
acquired her job.
And we feel sure that other Salemites are
as vitally interested in the way this aspect of
our school works as we are. In fact, we don’t
think that this is a minor factor in contributing
to the utter indifference which has prevailed
in every athletic effort made on the campus
during this and preceding years. Now, before
we launch into next fall’s sports’ activities,
this question should be settled. Won’t some
person, who has all the information, enlighten
us? —AN INTERESTED STUDENT.
IT SEEMS TO ME
That it was only a few montlis instead of ■
four years ago that Dr. Rondthaler was say
ing to the freshman class, “Let’s see now,
you’re the class of ’43—there are many words
that rhyme With ‘three,’ and before you know
it, 1943 will be here.” And so another one
of his prophecies is about to be fulfilled. The
time has passed quickly. Why it seems only
yesterday that the present senior class occu
pied the last section of the 1939-40 Sights aad
Insights. Many of the class are engaged; two
are married. Several of the “Ex-’43’ers” are
married, and there have been a few blessed
events. And now to the girls who occupy the
long table in the dining room the last three,
weeks of their college days we give our heart
iest congratulations and wish you the best of
That the rising senior class have assumed
the proper dignified sophisticated air in their
new jobs in the dining room. Each junior
hostess has her roommate facing her at the
other end of the table for support.
That orchids should go to iliss Stockton,
dietitian, and her staff for the splendid food
and service of this year. For, in spite of ra
tioning and points, there has been nothing
left undone, and there were some of the much-
looked-forward-to added specialties. Thank
you for making Corrin Refectory one of the
most enjoyable and attractive places on the
That Miss Anna Butner should receive a
bouquet also for her contribution to everyone’s
morale the many colorful and fragrant flow
ers on the campus—Despite the shortage of
growing space, because of victory vegetable and
herb gardens, by some means she has continued
to provide the “spreaders of sunshine.” By
the way, have you noticed the flowering mag
nolia trees? They’re beautiful!
That Miss Essie Shouse and Roy Ellis and
their assistants should receive many thanks,
too, for their untiring and never-ending clean
ing and repairing efforts. Even though it is
a temptation to relax during exams it is much
easier to concentrate in clean and orderely sur
That the time has come to 'say “thirty,”
and to add that we’ll be looking forward to
seeing you. next fall. Prospects for the year
1943-44 look very encouraging, and even though
there will be changes, as there ever are, we’ll
be as glad to see you as you will to be back at