October 29, J943.
Published Weekly By The Student Body
of Salem College
Member Southern Inter-Collegiate Press Association
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65,000 CAREERS FOR WOMEN
AVashington (ACP)—Uncle Sam is hunting
for 65,000 women who will accept professional
training—with pay—for careers in nursing.
Behind this large-scale recruiting drive is
a dangerous shortage of nurses in industrial
boom towns near war i^lants, and in other com
munities whose nurse-power has been drawn
into military service.
Unless thousands of additional women en
ter nursing, death and disease may stalk the
connti'y from end to end.
Under the provisions of the Bolton Act of
June, 1943, which established the Cadet Nurse
Corps, women entering nursing under the fed
eral program will receive recognition for war
service on a par with the WACS, WAVES, and
They will receive special uniforms, a regular
monthly allowance, room, board, books, special
fees and laundry. They will receive free tui
tion in an accredited nursing school of their
In exchange, the Nurse Cadets must prom
ise to remain in either military or essential
civilian nursing for the duration. But they
will not be required to sign for military duty
if they don’t want it.
The Division of Nurse Education of the
U. S. Public Health Service, which is in charge
of the recruitment, has high hopes for the suc
cess of its program. But it is taking no chances.
It is making every kind of appeal kno^vn to
woman. Among these appeals are;
1. The marriage rate among nurses is prob
ably higher than that of any profession.
2. Nursing is one of the best possible prep
arations for successful home life—nurses make
fine wives and mothers.
3. Nurses come into daily contact with peo
ple of attainment and leadership.
4. Uniforms designed and chosen by lead
ing fashion experts.
No one denies the probability of much truth
behind these appeals. But the most important
fact is that nurses are badly needed. College
women, with their intelligence and special
skills, could play no more essential war role.
The Student Government is giving the first
formal dance of the year Saturday night. For
the last week, the bulletin boards have been
cluttered wdth special delivery letters, tele
grams and notices of long distance calls. Ev
eryone is waiting to hear from her date: if
he’s going to have to go out on bivouac, work
in the hospital, or if his pass is going to go
through. Judging from the conversations and
the broad smiles, it seems that^ everyone is
planning a big w^eek-end.
As far as the plans for the dance are con
cerned, it will be the best one yet. The stud
ent government has arranged for refreshments,
music, and decorations. Let’s remember that
it takes the cooperation and enthusiasm of ev
eryone to make a dance a success. One of the
first things we must do is arrive on time! Often
we wait for awhile before going to the dance,
but why don’t we all go at 8:30 this time. Then
we can take our dates through the receiving
line and introduce them to the hosts and host
We are' very fortunate this year to have
the privilege of smoking on the terrace. Uet’s
don’t abi*5e this privilege by taking unfair ad
vantage of it by going out on the terrace too
often for a cigarette. Since all our Salem
dances are girl-break, everyone mvtst see that
as many girls as possible have the opportunity
of meeting her date. It is particularly im
portant to introduce the freshmen since they
may not know many of the boys. Of course
we all know that chewing gum and formal
dances don’t mix!
See you there!
Les pauvres etudiantes de Salem College. C’est la fois des Sxpreuves
du mi-semestre. On n’a gu6re le temps de juocfr de cartes, aller au
theatre, danser, ou liru des magasins. Tout le monde doit etudier diligem-
nient pour faire de bons grades. Parce que, si I’on comprettid clairement
le sujet, on recevra un bon grade. v
Dependant, pensez aux professeurs. Peut-etrs les professeurs n’etud-
ient pas beaucoup comme nous, mais ils doivent lire et lire nos papiers
longues. C’est tr6s difficile do lire nos papiers—specialement quand les
etudiants ^crivent vite.
Mais, bientot tout le monde finira leurs epreuves et les professeurs
finira de les corriger. Alors, les etudiants et les professeurs seront tr&s
Don’t ^ote Me... .But-"
SOME PEOPLE KNOW IN WHICH
DIRECTION THEY’RE HEADING
]\Iart heard an address by Dr. John P.
Masenguild, president of Leon College. At
the conclusion, Nelson asked, “What did you
think of the man’s speech?”
“All I can say is that no child of mine will
ever attend Leon.”
“Oh, were you planning to send your child
Clearly Nelson missed the point. It evi-
dentally never dawned on him that Mart ob
jected to the speaker.
The point of this dissertation: are we not
squarely faced with this issue today; Aren’t
we, as citizens, missing the point?
If any of us ever glance at a paper, switch
on a radio, or witness a newsreal we believe
we’ll all agree that missing the point isn’t
only national—it’s universal.
We are reminded of a recent movie that we
attended. Nothing short of a completely mis
sing the point could preveke such jeers as
accompanied the screen flashes of dead Ger
mans on the Italian battle-fields. And as much
as we hate to admit it, these jeers weren’t
voiced by the children altogether.
Almost daily we hear reports such as the
following: Recently 20,000 Germans were kill
ed around the Sea of Azov in eleven days of
fighting. Commentators screamed that over the
radio to an anvious public, a public that is all
too prine to miss the point in the long run.
We admit that it’s exceedingly difficult to
keep our thinking straight under such trying
circumstances as these. For when our author
ities, commentators, and newsmen gloat over
gory evidence of war, it is indeed difficult to
maintain our perspective. But even though
all the commentators in the world, like Mart,
miss the point let us look beyond the 20,000
German dead. Let us see further than the
blood-besmeared bodies at the front. Never
let it be said that we missed the point; rather
let us be among those that know in which dir
ection they’re heading.
Honestlj', this weather! Boring ... that’s it . . , boring—which is
the ve^y thing that you can’t call the Juniors after Thursday’s chapel.
Anything to get your point across . . .
Congratulations, Mr. Higgins . . .
Surely you didn’t miss Mjss Hixson’s little niece, Jane ... It isn’t
enough that she knows her nursery rhymes ... but then, then she sings
them off in Latin and Chinese. Oh, to be? able to sin^ in Latin . . . Oh,
to be able to sing!!!
Mother Strong is really entertaining big these days. On her birth
day she had all of the Strong-uns down for birthday cake and Russian
tea. Speaking of Strong ... one little? one said, “Why, more goes on
in Strong than Clewell ever dreamed of.” That we want to see.
What we really would like to have seen was Mr. Holder playing
“Chop-Sticks” or what have you on the piano with two musical-minded
bits of joy (?) in the Diay Students’ center last Sat. . . . “Sweet Sue,”
it seems, was all Mr. H. could beat out.
Attention, Seniors!!! Do you want a Junior-Senior this year? We-e-11
don’tcha know the Saddle Shoe Stomp is a Junior project . . . huum-m-f
Mr. Campbell wants to run Pegler for President . . . put him up, Mr.
C., we’ll vote? for him when we get old enough to vote—if, of course, he
is still running—which I dare say he will be . . .
Ah, Jeanette MacDonald ... it will be some time before we come
across as gracious a performer as she. WTiat we really loved was that
poor star-struck soldier who couldn’t even come out of the trance long
enough to clap ... he just sat there and heaved forth ungodly sighs
To those of you w^ho wonder—she? was holding on that drape and holding
up her dress with flesh-colored net . . . now you know . .
And it was thrilling to hear our own Dr. Vardell’s composition “Joe
Clark Steps Out” come over WSJS by way of N. B. C. on Thursday
Last, but not least, don’t forget to keep the corridor in Main Hall
and the? vestibule of Memorial Hall clear of books during Assembly,
henceforth—lest you want to pay a live-cent fine for each book.
Luis y Carlos son dos pilotes de las Estados Unidos que pasan en
La Paz camino de Buenos Aires. Hacen una visita con un amego de
Luis y Carlos tienen iina invitacon para asister a una tertulia en
Luis y Carlos tienen una invitaci6n par^ asistir a una tertulia en
cumpleanos. El sefior Martinez invita a los dos amigos para presentarles
a su familia y a otros amigos de la Paz.
Cuando llegan a la casa, don Alferdo les presenta a la familia j a
muchas amigos bolivianos. Carlos y Luis felicitan a su hijo, Pepe, y le
desean un feliz eumpleafios.
un orquesta y todos los jovenes bailan al musico. Luis y
Carlos se decidena bailar. LLuis baila con Elena y Carlos baila con su
^ De vez en cuando la gente toma los refrescos que estan en la mesa.
Los dos aviadores se divierten mucho. La tertulia termina a las dos de
la manana. Dan les gracias a don Alferdo por todo su eortesia sudam^ri-
cana y se de?spiden de don Alferdo y de todo la familia y se acuestan.
Les gustan mucho las tertulias espafioles a Carlos T Luis, porquS not