North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXIV.
Number 4,
The members of the War Activi
ties Council for 1943-44 were an
nounced today by the chairman of
the Council, Doris Schaum. faculty
Advisor is Miss Byrd, and chairmen
of the various committees are as
follows: Surgical Dressings—Mrs. H.
E. Rondthaler; Sewing—Miss Crow;
Knitting—Sarah Lindley; First Aid
—Miss Averill; Home Nur*ng —
Miss Stuart; Chief Air Eaid Warden
—Mr. Campbell; Chief Student Air
Raid Warden—Adele Chase; Water
Safety and Accident Prevention—
Margery Craig. Class representa
tives are: Senior—Charlotte Rich
ards; Junior—Lib Beckwith; Soph
omore—Betsy Thomas—Freshman—
Prue Coyte.
The Council is anxious that every
member of the faculty and student
body take an active part in some
activity this year. Courses will be
offered in Standard and Advanced
First Aid and in Home Nursing. Sa
lem is to have its own Red Cross
rooms on the campus for making
surgical dressings and sewing. Tiese
will be located in the west wing
basement of Alice Clewell Building.
Knitting supplies may also be gotten
Most everyone has done some
kind of work for the Red Cross, if
only during the summer at home; so
it is hoi)ed that this work will con
tinue at Salem. During the week
a census was taken to see what kind
of v^ork is preferred, and the War
Activities Council has tried to meet
the wishes. Some of the things de
sired were not practical during a
school ^ear and these were not in
cluded in the list of activities. How
ever, these interests will be add^
if conditions warrant the including
of further activities in the program.
Watch the bulletin boards and the
Salemite for announcements in the
future as to when the Red Cross
rooms will open and when the vari
ous courses will begin.
'‘Who's Who” on Salem campus?
That’s easy to see, but just to make
it official certain members of the
senior class were selected to be
included in this year’s edition of
“Who’s Who Among Students in
American Colleges and Universities.”
Seniors chosen for this honor are
Becky Cozart, Lucy Farmer, Becky
Howell, Katherine McGeachy, Leila
Sullivan, and Peggy Jane White.
Becky Cozart, cheerful, hardwork
ing Home Ec Major, holds a record
of leadership at Salem. Last year
she was house president of Alice
Clowell Dormitory. And this year
is performing several full-time posi
tions under the title of On-Campus
“From Brat to President” Lucy
Farmer is still rising in the world.
Last year’s junior class president
and this year’s Stee Gee president,
she has proved to us all that she
can hold difficult positions of lead
ership with capability and ease.
This year’s senior class showed
its confidence in Becky Howell—-it
elected her house president of the
Senior building, and Becky is also
a thoughtful member of the Student
Council Judicial Board.
Slow-talking, easy-going Kather-
iiie McGeachy actually gets plenty
of work done—being Y. W. C. A.
president is no simple job. “Geachy”
also holds the reputation for speech-
making, having won the cup for the
past two years at Salem’s speech
Putting out a college annual—or
ganizing a staff, responsibility for
getting pictures taken, and all the
hair-tearing that accompanies the
work—has been left in the hands
of one of our campus beauties, Leila
Sullivan. Having been Chief Mar
shall last year, Lee has already
shown herself a dependable leader.
Lone day-student is Peggy Jane
White, who became president of Al
pha Iota Pi in her junior year and
is senior class vice-president. Last
year “P. J.” was a senior class mar
How were they chosen and by
whom? They were selected .by an
administrative and student commit
tee api>ointc'd by Dr. Rondthaler, and
were chosen for possessing a combi
nation of the following qualities:
character, leadership in evtra-cur-
ricular activties, scholarship, and
potentialities of future usefulness to
busiiji^ss and society. It sounds good,
and it is good—Salem is proud of her
‘ ‘ Who’s Wlio-ers! ”
(Notes slightly covered with red
paint; or. Lessons learned f^om
painting the Salemite Office)
1. Always get the ceiling paint
ed first and by some one else.
2. Wall paper is easier to pull
off the wall after it has bjeen paint
ed; disregard the paint wasted.
\ 3. When painting walls, use cold
water paint; it’s easier to get out
of one’s hair.
4. Ask enough people to help, so
that one isn’t left holding the bag;
but “too many cooks spoil the paint
er, soup.
5. Keep paint out of locks if you
ever hope to use them again.
6. When painting furniture—es
pecially with red paint—Be careful!
7. Drawers should be stood on
end aiid in separate corners to be
painted—so they all won’t fall down
when one is knocked over.
8. ITemember to wear ole’ clothes
—or something like a red gym suit.
9. Remember to ask these girls
to do ' something again—never saw
such good workers: Prue Coyte, Bet
ty Harris, Ruth Maxwell, Rose
mary Cleveland, “Wink” Wall,
Jacque Dash, Nancy Kenny, Senora
Lindsey, Nell Jane Griffin, and Mar
garet West.
At the Assembly program on
Tuesday, Mr. Edward Holder, asso
ciate professor of history, spoke on
the early marriage customs of the
Salem Community.
“Peace and Union” was the title
Mr. Holder chose for his talk. This
was quit9 an appropriate title, for
although the marriage customs of
18th century Salem seem very dif
ferent from those of the,
there were few records of unhappy
marriages, and i>cace prevailed in
the community named for peace.
Mr. Holder outlined the industrial
and educational opportunities open
to the young residents of Salem in
1793. This was illustrated by trac
ing the story of two typical young:
people of the community, Hans and
Anna. The use of the lot in pro
posing marriage was explained, and
the records show that there were
fewer than twelve cases where the
young couples went against the lot-
According to the 18th century sys
tem of marriage at Salem, the yonng
woman had little say as' to whom she
was to marry, which made us all
glad that we were born 150 years
On the Italian front:
Premier Bagdolio, on Thursday,
October 14, declared Italy officially
at war with Germany though little
armed help is expected by the Al
lies. For some time anti-German
revolt had been growing through
out the Allied Fifth Army, after
taking the cities of Naples, one of
the Mediterranean’s greatest ports
and Foggia, traffic junction second
only to Naples, is continuing his
smashing drive toward Rome. At a
cost of 10,000 casualties the Fifth
Army is one-third the way up Italy’s
boot. Preliminaries for attack on
the German Voltura River have be
gun with crossing of the Fifth’s pa
trols and thunderous artillery duels.
Extensive rains have hindered
ground operations. On the East
Asiatic coast the British Eighth
Army has made steadfast gains.
On the Russian Front:
In the Ukraine the Russians have
expanded their bridgehead on the
Dnieper and have inflicted heavy
German losses. Attacking earlier
than was expected, the R'ed Army
forded the river in the face of
cow announced the capture of
Novel, key stronghold on the im
portant Kalinin front. In White
(Continued on Page Thrse)
“Wipe that smile off your face,
freshman. Wipe it off—stamp on
it if necessary. That’s better! Now
hold that pose.”
“Freshmen, look in my post office
box, bring me a pack of cigarettes,
a candy bar, three books from the
library, collect my laundry and make
up my bed—tout de suite!”
Orders such as these were heard
from dorm to classroom as the Soph
omores gave the Freshmen the tradi
tional W'ork-out to officialy change
them from “greenies” to true-blue
Salemites. That long-dreamed Soph
omore Court is past history — and
what history!
Hero is a resume of the activities
from a freshman’s point of view:
“Me? I’m just a flunking flop
of a freshman. A faking foolish—”
Say! What am I saying that for?
Sophomore Court is over! At last,
all the trials and tribulations of
the freshman are finished, and wo
can start acting natural again. No
more midnight ‘ calisthenics! No
more goo-slinging letters to write.
No more rooms* to clean—the maids
can resume their duties now!
In spite of all our persecution,
the freshmen managed to almost
keep with the sophs. Remember
the night all the alarm clocks hap
pened to go off at midnight? Nat
urally, evc-ryone rushed into the hall
to see what was the matter! Find
ing nothing, they_ slammed the doors
afte'r them and cried out in deepest
disgust! The wild stampede that
followed was reported to be the
Sophomores—and Mary Ellen Byrd.
Though, as everyone was sound
asleep by that time, we could not ^
confirm this report!
“ ’Twas the night before Soph
omore Court—” Usually, that’s
enough said. But not this memor
able year and not with this remark
able Freshman class! When the
ghosts of last year’s Freshmen, oth
erwise known as, and referred to as
the be-sheeted Sophomores, arrived
upon the scene, they were surprised
to find another bunch of “ghosts.”
These were none other than the
Freshmen marching up and down the
hall singing, ‘ ‘ Sophomores, the
Freshmen Are After You Tonight,”
in funereal tones. However, the
frosh were soon disrobed, and gra
ciously agreed to do a few things
the high and mighty Sophs ordered
us to do! For instance, crawling up
(Continued On Back Page)
In Assembly on Thursday,
October 14, Dr. Clyde Milner was
the guest speaker. Dr. Milner, des
cribed by Dr. Rondthaler as “our
nearest academic neighbor”, is the
President of Guilford College. Ho
gave a talk on the important part
a college student plays in the world
today.,Dr. Milner said that so many
college students have false notions
that while they are in college they
are preparing for-life; they do not
realize that here at college they
are LIVING their lives, as well as
preparing themselves for a better
life ahead. The only vital moment
is the moment when we are conscious
of existence. He compared life to a
burning field: life is the blazing fire,
and the future is the field beyond.
Whether we exist or fail depends
upon our making the most of op
portunities that come along.
During the war, a student has a
two-fold purpose in life. Dr. Milner
stressed the importance of becoming
world-minded. It is necessary th^t
we develop a larger world concept,
while we are at college. In this kind
of world we must have creative, in
terested, and cooperative minds. We
have to think—think high, right, and
nobly, and it is imperative that we
students have a fair and just attitude
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After reading that headline you
probably will want to look at the
calendar again to make sure it isn’t
April Fool’s Day—it just couldn’t
happen here. But, no foolin’, Salem
College will soon have a night club
for you to go to (and take your
date if you’re one of the foitunate
members of the institution who still
have those things). This night club
will be in the basement of Clewell
—complete with music, dancing, cig
arette girls, food, candlelight—and,
to make things natural, there wiU
even be a slight cover charge after
8 p. m.
It’s all part of the Campus Fair
to be staged by the Home Econom
ics Club on Saturday night, October
Do you want others to see that
cute little animal you sleep with
every night? (No, we aren’t calling
your room mate an animal even
though you probably do). We’re re
ferring to those little dogs, pandas,
dinosaurs, or what have you, that
you share your bed with and have
autographed by your friends. En
ter him, her, or it in the pet show;
surely you like ribbons that are
blue no matter in what month you
were born. And while you’re at it,
maybe that handwork you spent
(Continued On Back Page)

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