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LET’S TAKE NO CHANCES
Suppose you are jolted awake at 2:30 some
morning by the piercing sound of the fire horn.
You spring from your bed and rush to the
door. AVhen you open it, smoke billows in
and you begin to cough and tears start stream
ing. What would you do next?
Fire drills are for the purpose of answer
ing that question. In the past there has been
a tendency on the part of some students to re
gard them either as a nuisance or a time for
giggling and general confusion. Although it
is probably true that the possibility of a fire
on the Salem campus is not great, there is that
possibility, and the results could be disastrous
if we were not prepared.
A new—and, we think, much improved—
system for fire drills has been introduced this
week in connection with the observance of Fire
Prevention Week. At its first trial last night
the system proved to be very efficient. The
Fire Chief reports that she is very pleased
with the results.
We believe that frequent surprise drills
will increase the efficiency with which we
clear the buildings and also serve to impress
upon us the necessity for a serious attitude
Civilian and naval students on the Georgia
Tech campus are conducting a. contest to
name the queen of all Techmen’s girl friends.
The w'inner will be dubbed: "The Girl I’d
Kather Be Restricted With.”
The University of Virginia is appropriately
observing the bi-centennial of the birth of its
Women students out-number thie men at the
University of Texas this fall for the first time
in history. The normal proportion is two men
to each woman, but in this war year, registra
tion of women is 3,291 as compared to 3^155
For fifteen years sophomore and junior
journalists of the Florida State College for
Women have edited a Sunday edition of the
local Tallahassee News-Democrat while the
regular staff takes a holiday.
DOS CADETES EN PENSACOLA
Pablo et Ramon son dos cadetes en la escuela naval aerea an Pen
sacola, Florida. Los dos muchachos acaban de terminar sus does i>ri-
meros mes(*s de estudio, y piensan hacerse pilotos.
Pablo es de Madison, Wisconsin, y tiene vientidfis anos. Su amigo
Ram6n es de Brooklyn, Nueva York, y tiene vientidos anos tambien. Pablo
tiene el pelo rubio; es y delgado. Ramon, on cambio, y no es tan alto
Viven en un edificio grande de dos pisos con otros muchos cadetes que,
lo mismo que ellos, quieren ser pilotos.
Ticftien qiie lavantarse todos los dias a las seis de la manana. Pri-
mero se la van o se banan, se visten, ■ toman el desayuno, y luego haeen
loa ejercicios fisicos casi siempre en el campo. Cuando el tiempo no es
buono, hacen los ejereicios en una sala de gimnasia grande proxima al
—From “Wartime Spanish,” by Hesse.
This year the “Y’” has formed
a “Y” choir which is a voluntary
orginazation made up of the girls
interested in it. Lib Bernhart is in
charge of the group. However,
Catherine Bunn’s group is helping
with it this month as they are in
charge of the “Y’’s” music.
The “Y” is also helping with the
Day Nursery, Girl Scouts, and Girl
Reserves in town. Tuesday night
many of the girls who are interested
in this work met to discuss their
plans for this year. The director
of the day nursery, ‘Mrs. Grubbs,
a Salem alumna, talked to the girls
who are planning to help her. Miss
Weaver who is in charge of the
Girl Reserves, met with those in
terested in Girl Reserve and Girl
Vespers Sunday night will be
presented by a deputation team
from Davidson. These three boys
will give a program consisting of
a scripture, a solo, and a talk by
En route & la salle i manger, j’ai
reraarque une petite dame, aux chev-
eux et yeux noirs, et a la figure douce
et jolie. Cette personne etait notre
maitresse de francais qui aime beau-
coup la poesie de la literature fran-
Saise. Elle la lit ^ haute voix ses
classes en une telle maAifere qu’elles
la trouvent belle aussi. Au com
mencement de I’ann^e, nous, ses 6tud-
iantes ne pouvions pas comprendre
sa prononciation frangaise; mais
niaintenant, nous la comprenons
tr^s bicn. Nous I’aimons et es-
p^rons qu’elle sera trSs contente a
Salem et qu’elle trouvera comme nous
qu’il y a une grande beaute en les
batiments de Salem, en les arbres
^normes et majesteueux, en las sen-
tiers aussi bien comme nous espfir-
ons qu’elle continuera S, aimer tout a
GOOD WILL PROGRAMS
ARE ORGANIZED BY
THE SPANISH CLUB
Did you he»ar the strains of
^ ^ La Cucmaracha” coming from, the
recreation room of Bitting Monday
night? It was the Spanish club’s
first meeting of the year. Virginia
McMurry, the president, presided.
There was a short business meeting
after which all sang Spanish songs.
It was decided to take a different
country in South America and to
discuss one at each meeting. Monday
night ten girls, representing the
ten countries of South /America,
gave a short talk and carried the
flag of their respective country.
There was a short quiz afterwards
'to see if the correct flag was re
membered for each country. Ice
cream and cookies were then served,
while the members played Quien
Soy? (Who Am I?).
"THEY GIVE THEIR
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QUOTE AND UNQUOTE
“Ah sweet mystery of life.”
By Ellery Queen?
“She stoops to conquer.”
Lady,/ get Philco-no squat, no
stoop, no squint.
“Baa; baa black sheep”
Black market too. I’ll bet.
“Water, water everywhere”
Oh, drat probition!
“Hope springs eternal in the
Headline: “Naval surgeon re
Ain’t this age of specialization
“Mary had a little lamb”
Without ration points—dog-
“Half a league, half a league,
half a league onward.”
Any relation to E p w o r t h
“I’ve got you under my skin”
From now on you can call me
“There are times that try men’s
Soles would have been a better
“Cannons to the right of them,
cannons to the left of them.”
“There was an old woman who
lived in a shoe.”
I don’t believe it. Where’d she
get the coupon?
Dolly and I arrived at the Day
Students’ Center at 7 o’clock Wed
nesday night for the German Club
iaitation. Never having been to a
meeting of the German Club before,
we were a little wary of what would
take place at initation and what
fiendish ideas the old members would
think up for us. W^^e were each met
by an old girl who blindfolded us
and led us off.
I was led around the campus until
I wa» totally confused as to where
I was going. About the time I had
given up hope of ever getting any
where, I heard an eerie, ghostlike
voice cry, “Cooommmmeeee iinnn-
toooo theeee hoouseee of hhhooo-
rrrroorrrssss.” A hand reached out
and grabbed me and drew me in
side. I stumbled over ropes and
chains, as I was led over to feel
the skull and bones of a horse. All
the time horrible groans and shrieks
echoed back and forth, and the noise
of chains scraping up and down tin
added to the horror of the place.
Ghosts leered at me from the dark
ness. I was told to lean over and
feel the mummy lying at one side.
I shrank back and my fingers came
in contact with its cold, greasy face.
Then I fell up some kind of springs
covered with straw, and was pre
sented with a present when I left
the “house”. Once outside I could
remove my mask and look at my
‘^gift.” Much to my horror I saw a
fish eye in the palm of my hand.
Taking stock of my surroundings,
I realij^ed that the “house” was
in reality the Rondthalerg’ garage
^d the ghosts were Dr. Wenhold,
Dr. Smith, and some of the old
members of the club.
I stayed around to watch other
new members go through the
“house” and hear their expressions
of horror and surprise. Wh(»n every
one had been initated, we went over
to the recreation room of Bitting for
hot chocolate, cookies, and nuts.
It was lots of fun,.and we all en
joyed going 'through the “garage
‘KEEP ’EM HEALTHY”
At last! The “physicals”' are over, and
everybody is breathing a little ea.sier. Even
Miss Stuart seems pleased that these exami
nations have been finished so early! She says
that, on the whole, they have been' very satis-1
The health pi'ograni here at Salem is be
ing well taken care of this year. Miss Stuart
has as her able assistant, Miss Venus Faircloth,
who makes the staff much more complete.
As yet, there hasn’t been a full infirmary
this fall. Although several people have been
in bed for as long as forty-eight hours, noth
ing serious has been reported. So, you see,
our health on the campus is really very good.
Let’s all of us be more careful, though,
about getting colds, since that seems to be our
worst trouble. We don’t have to treat anyone
with a cold like a social outcast—BUT we don’t
have to eat or drink after them, or sleep wnth
If we could cut down on the aniount of
colds here at school, Salem would be an even
healthier and happier place. So let’s try!
IT’S NEEDED MORE THAN EVER
Next Thursday, October 14, the Y. W. C. A.
is starting a drive for the W. S. S. F. (World
Student Service Fund). Cards will be given
to every one in Chapel, and each girl is asked
to sign a pledge for as much as she feels that
she can give to this fund. The drive will last
for a week and the goal has been set for $300.
In order to make this drive a success, the co
operation of everyone is necessary.
This fund is to help students all ovei^i the
world who do not have books and necessary
supplies to carry on their work. It is surpris
ing how much we can help by only a small per
sonal sacrifice. AVhen we realize that the 15c
that we spend for a pack of cigarettes will
mean a day’s ration for a student starving in
Prance, we should be only too glad to make
this sacrifice for them.
Here are a few figures that will show how
much onr co-operation ca nmean. $7.50 - $10.00
will feed a Chinese student for a month.
$10.00 will supply condensed milk for one Rus
sian student for an entire year. $5.00 will sup
ply medicine for 300 ill Greek students. With
these figures in mind, let’s give as much as
we can to the helpless students all over the
• What if you were in a concentration camp
instead of a campus? It’s difficult for us to
think about this question, but we must face it.
Many of our friends and family are in this
situation. This fund will go to prisoners and
internes from our own country and the coun
tries of our allies. It will help provide them
with records,. music, books, and other enter
We’ve got it—they need it. So girls, let’s
co-operate with the Y. W. C. A., and even sur
pass the goal they’ve set for us.
Many girls have refused to join any of the
auxiliary services, the WAC, the WAVES or
the SPARS, because they are afraid that they
will loose through their experience and as
sociations the qualities of ladyhood they
They are worrying unnecessarily because a
girl who goes into one of the services as a
lady will come out a lady, ladyhood being an
inner quality that is indestructible. Ladyhood
is unaffected by either environment or circum
stances. A lady may go anywhere and meet
any condition without being contaminated in
the slightest degree. She may be thrown into
association with men and w'omen^ who are
strangers to gentility and still keep her gentle
approach to them and to life.
The girls need not worry about losing their
ladyhood if they enter any of the services.
If they have it when they enter, they will
come out with it. Alice Reynolds, writing in.
the Oklahoma City University Campus, en
trusts ladies to the auxiliary services.