October 22, 1943.
Published Weekly By The Student Body
of Salem College
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This week’s paper was assembled with the aid of:
Janet Johnston, Nancy Hyatt, Senora Lindsey, Kat
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wright, Martha Lou Heitman, EfEie Ruth Maxwell
Mary Ellen Byrd, Nell Denning, Marianne Everett,
Doris Schaum, Adele Chase, Nancy Stone, Sarah
Mettitt, Nell Jane Griffin, Elizabeth Gudger, Mary
Gordon Walters, Louis Wootefn, Jenny Jenkins, Greta
Garth, Barbara Weir, Mary Alice Neilson, Frances
Law, Margaret Bullock.
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LET’S BE INFORMED
For years Salem has successfully carried
out the plan of offering each girl a lecture
ticket, which entitles her to a series of lec
tures. This is made possible by the student
budget fund. We are very -fortunate to have
the opportunity of hearing some of the most
interesting and well-informed men of our time.
Those that have heard the lectures in the past,
realize all that the speakers have to offer.
And those that have not had the chance to
attend the lectures have a great deal to look
forward to in the lectures planned for this
Of course, our minds are now centered on
the war and woi'ld affairs taking place from
day to day. The committee for selection of
the lectures realized this, and therefore, has
asked men who are especially fitted for dis
cussing these topics. All of our speakers this
year will lecture on current events and post
war planning. From them, we shall get a
clcai' picture of the affairs taking place now;
Among our lecturers ai'e an ambassador, a
member of the Foreign Policy Association, and
a coi‘]’espondent. Here’s a Chance to have all
those questions, that have been on your mind
for a long time, answered.
Tuesday night, William Henry Chamber-
lain will speak to us on an important subject
to Us all, “Russia.” This is the first lecture
in 'the series. Salemites, let’s attend 100 per
cent and hear the opinions of a man who has
mucli to tell us about our ally.
DO YOU GO?
Salemites hear many bells ring out over the
campus during the day, but to some sixty girls
and faculty members there is a very special
significance to the peaceful sound of bells
heard over old Salem .just before 8:15 on Mon
day, W”ednesday and Friday inornings ... it
is that ringing out that calls together a small
group of college girls for a few moments of
song, scripture, and silent prayer before the
start of a busy day.
Those of us who put aside for those brief
moments though,ts of homework, tests, and
classes to sit in quiet meditation receive a
personal satisfaction and a feeling of reverence
that helps us to know God and feel His pres
ence as we rush through these hurried days.
Won’t you ask your roommate and the
girls across the hall to come with you to Chapel
Service Monday morning?
Last week’s editorial on the Honor System
seems to have provoked considerable thought
in the student body.
Among other discussions has been the ques
tion as to just exactly what is termed cheat
ing. Plagiarism is probably the most usual
form of cheating. Copying work already done
by a friend, letting someone else do your as
signments, and copying, material from books
without giving due credit to the author—all
are forms of plagiarism. There are those who
let the other girl do all the work and then
annoy her until she tells all the answers she
worked to find.- The girl who lets someone else
do her work in this manner may not be cheat
ing in the literal sense, but she is cheating
The girl who resorts to cheating to get
through college is wasting both time and
money: she should have stayed at home. If
she neglects to do her ow’n work for herself,
she will make no progi'css: it takes no con
centration or real thinking to copy someone
else’s work. If she happens to get through
college with her lax habits, she will very
likely be worse off than when she began. / A
developed habit of cheating has a spreading
influence upon ones own character and that of
othei-s. And cheating, once practiced, can
easily l)ecorae a habit.
WARTIME DEMANDS ON WOMEN
There are two sets of motives which influ
ence women when they are deciding whether
they should direct their energies toward the
survival of the nation or the preservation of
its cultui’al values. One includes real, the oth
er, false motives.
The real motives that have convinced some
women students that they should abandon lib-
eral-arts studies for immediate war service
are: concern over the survival of the nation,
and the conviction that only outside of the
University can they make their maximum con
tribution to their nation. The false motive
that has swayed others is fear of being thought
unpatriotic if they continued in school.
The real motives that should guide the
women who decide to continue their liberal
education are a genuine concern for the pres
ervation of cultural values, and a conviction
that by continuing in school they can make
theii- greatest contribution to the nation. The
false, unjustifiable motive is fear of the discom
fort and hardship that would attend leaving
the University for service in industry, agri
culture, or one of the auxiliary armed services.
Tiiis simple, sane analysis avoids the emo
tional Qmphasjs that has frequently been
placed on the problem. Too often it has been
attacked by contrasting life in Guadalcanal
and a Berkeley sorority, concluding that col
lege women are unjustifibaly leading soft lives
while marines fight and die . • •
While others are working and fighting, the
women who choose the course of continuing to
seek a liberal education must accept the re
sponsibility of learning and understanding.
They must sincerely strive to acquire the back
ground knowledge that will be needed when
the time comes to build the peace.
They must remain apart from the hatreds
of war. Theirs is a haven of refuge from
l)lood and sweat, but the function of this haven
is not to enable a group of young women to
live comfortably while their brothers and sis
ters are fighting and working. Its function is
to turn out people who will be ready to carry
on the cultural values of our civlization; to
guarantee that there will be no bankruptcy
of informed, educated opinion after the war
and in the years to come; to guarantee that this
generation will suffer the least psosible han
dicap in carrying out its future responsibili
ties because its education was cut short by a
world conflagration.—The Daily Californian.
Aimez - vous jour au theatre? Aimez-vous riref aux comedies!
Savez-vous etre' furieuses, puis folles, puis gaies, votre tour? Est-ce
que le theatre vous fascine comme il fascine beaucoup d’autresf
Si un beau matin vous et6s pres de la salle de classe vingt-deux et
vous entcftidiez une femme riante, un homme frappant k la porte furi-
eusement, et vous entendiez un homme chantant des mots drolatres. Vous
seriez bien etonnees, j’en suis sflre.
II y a un autre ccfrcle dramatique a Salem maintenant. C’est la
classe de Frangais 103. Maintenant la classe lit La Farce de Maitre
Pierre Pathelin, une comedie du XVE sifecle. C’est I’histoire d’un avocat
Si tout va bien, pcmt-etre la classe presentera cette comSdie au
cercle fran^ais. Nous I’esperons. Nous croyions que notre professeur,
Mademoiselle Lachmann, est nee pour I’etage, mais nous sommes contents
qu’elle est a Salem. Prenez-garde, Pierrettes!
Don’t 2}uote Me... But—
Here we arc! Assuming that most of us survived those six-weekers
this column should be dedicated most appropriately with a hymn of joy
—no; we don’t think it would fit either ... so down to business.
Pliish! . . .A whole senior team seen down for hockev practice
the old ladies aren t dead yet . . . What’s more, though we cringe to admit
it, we predict a brilliant season for those sophomore gals too.
Before we go a bit further, we want to say Happy Birthday, Mother
Strong and many, many mOre. Pleases have them all at Salem, too.”
To Mr. Curlet', our sincerest sympathies . . .
And to Mr. Owens, our heartiest congratulations . .
This time it ain’t a rumor—we don’t think . . . Miss Savacool is
going to try to get home this week-end ... via train, of course. Don’t
make the mistake of mentioning planes, whew!! Also to Miss Savacool
au orchid ior admitting that shcf gives hard tests that cover every
thing . . . these Yankees—you can’t beat ’em.
L. S. M. F. T. — dot, dot, . . . dot, dot, dot —
really, such things tend only to break the public morale. It’s g(?tting so
one must be intelligent to listen to the radio. For real pleasure, try
\\T:XR ... in between spurts of static, it’s grand, really . . . and swi-
ously, for a refrshing half-hour of relaxation between the early and
late hours of studying, there’s none better than "Ukc” and Bing on
the Kraft Music Hall program Thursday nites ... By the way, woiider
when those Sunday night broadcasts from Memorial Hall, which we en
joyed so much last spring, are going to begin?
Thanks to Dr. Anscombp for a good description of the once-Duke of
Wales: “He was at one time admiral of the British fleet, but he’s now
third mate of an American tramp.” He doesn’t like Wally, either.
For the best story of the W(?ek, see Dr. Stephenson or the Ed . . . even
“Don’t Quote M(? . • • J^ut—“doesn’t quote such things . . . but it’s good'^
Then there’s Park Hall, where chocolates always seem abundant
We could go on and on, but here is as good a time' as any to take a
t>it of Dr. W’^.’s advice. The advice? , . **W^hy waste words!”
Varies amigos, ,un militar, un poeta, un cura, un usurero y un pintor,
eataban de sobremesa discurriendo acerca del valor relative de algunos
grandes hombres. El criado de la fonda los escuchaba cTicantado.
•Propongo un brindis,- dijo el militar, -por el primer hombre del
mundo, por Alejandro Magno.
Protesto!- excla6 el poeta; -el primer homtre del mundo fue Byron!
I’rotesto!-exclamo el poeta; el primer hombre del mundo fue Byron!
nacio de Ijoyola.
-Proclaino, - cliillo el usurero, - por primer hombre del mundo a Malthus.
Protervo - vocifero el pintor; el primer hombre del mundo fue Miguel
-Pobres seiiores! - se pCTniitio decir el criado de la fonda. -El primer
hombre del mundo fu6 Adan.
Este desproposito cay6 tan en gracia a los amigos, que al acabar de
reir ya no se acordaron de su discusi6n, ni de dar propina al criado.