February 1 8, 1944.
Published Weekly By The Student Body
of Salem College
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Don’t 2}uote Me.... But
Life, indeed, is a gay thing. It would be fitting to our mood that
we now expound on spring, at length—but, alas, our better judgement
permits us only to say, “tra-la!” . . . that over, we shall attempt to
tie down our momentairly high fllying spirits that we may look
around and comment there on . . .
It behooves us first to laugh off the unresponsive challenge . . .
after all basketball is a rather winding sport and, the out come
would with out a doubt, be of serious consequence to the academic
morale . . Then, too. Killer Kenyon isn’t here to urge his team
on to victory with the help of Georgie “Glamack” Downs and
“Sneak-Em-In” Shavely, .as it were . . . Doesn’t an unanswered chal
lenge mean admitted defeat or something, hummmmm? ....
To fit right in with the worth-while things in life was Miss
Mary Gould (pronounced Goo’-ld, please) Davis. She took ua right
,back to the days of pi^ails and we loved it. Who other than
Mi as Davis could have made of us such ready fans of the “Jack
Tales” . . ■ (ineidently, who other than Mrs. Holder could have
made that absolutely precious introduction?)
Children can be delightful ... at least one of our “teachers
to be” thinks so. It hapjlpned tli^at one small pupil insisted
probeing into “teacher’s” life history and accepted with enthusi
asm the fact that she was married on Valentine’s Day, she not
only got many for herself but found one in the box for her hus
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“TIME ON YOUR HANDS?”
Then, while we are acknowledgeing V’s. D., this one ... it
seems that the other married-one-among-our-mfdst went home V’s. D.
expecting to spend it alone; since, the husband was to be on duty.
When she got home, on the ttall table she found a Valentine saying.
Look in the desk drawer.” In the desk drawer there was another
saying, “Look in the dresser drawer.” In the dreser drawer she
found still another with directions to look in the closet . . . She
opened the colset door . . . and . . . behold Norman & box of
candy . . .
More than Ukely a great many things have happened this week;
but we have forgotten them ... or never know about them. . . .
and what with the roommate’s bellowing, our cheerful self shall soon
take wing; so we had best take leave of you, moppets . . .but
take care of yourselves, and never disagree with the Holders . . .
What do you do in your spare time? Most
of us hide our heads in shame when some
one asks this question. We feel that our ex
tra hours should be our own to use as we
wish, and therefore, we go to movies,have
“bull sessions,” etc. whenever possible. It’s
true that we should be able to do as we like,
but why can’t we ■combine work and pleasure?
With all the extra curricula activities that
Salem offers, we shouldn’t have any trouble
keeping ourselves busy. Of course, all of us
belong to some of the organizations on the
campus, but we could be more aptive mem
bers than we are.
The “Y” has started a new program this
year that includes every member of the stu
dent body, but I’m afraid if a survey snoulc
be taken, it would be found that only a few
really participate. Also a Surgical Dressing
Room has been started, and is open three
days a week, and Tuesday and Wednesday
nights. The resiilts of this have been much
better than expected, but there are still many
more students who could help out. I haven t
even mentioned the Athlietic Association, the
Student Government, the language clubs, the
Salemite, the I. R- S., etc. All these organ!
zations are pleading for your cooperation.
Let’s all back them, and arouse the Salem
Now, more than ever is it important to
Eep our own morale high, and most of all
to help the boys in the service. All these or
ganizations are trj'ing to do this, but their
efforts will not be successful without your
Miss Hixon is anxious to have a general
survey of what jve all do with our spare
time. This next week someone will come to
see you fend ask you to fill out a blank. Please
do this as honestly and correctly as you can.
Be thinking about it before then. Know what
organizations you belong to and how you spend
your extra moments.
The moring worship period on Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:15 is a new
thing on Salem campus this year. This plan
was devised for the students at their own
request for such a service. The students who
suggested this idea felt a real need for the
setting aside for a time of religious worship.
Is this spirit dead among us now?
The administration and faculty worked to
gether last summer in order to establish such
a plan for the students. A plan was devised
for the convenience of the students. Now
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:15
ten minutes are set aside for worship. Pro
grams are earnestly planned. We are offered
a reading from the Bible, a period of relig
ious meditation, and specially arranged music.
Our president, vice-president, and music de
partment are giving us their time regularly
for these programs, in the belief that it is
in the best interests of the student body.
This service is not required—not required
purposely. Cheeking attendance would destroy
the spirit, and also the intent of this worship.
The students asked for this devotional be
cause they truly wanted it, and needed it. It
is, then, entirely up to the students to main
tain this privilege.
Many girls whom we all have known work
ed on this project with all their hearts. The
administration happily worked at this idea,
and made it an actuality for us. The service
was ideally organized for us. Will all these
efforts be completely ignored? Is the plan
a failure because our student body lacks the
urge for religious worship? Is ‘all’ lost be
cause of you?
Au milieu de la guerre, en un sifecle sans foy,
Entre mille procez, est-ce pas gran^’folie
D’escrire de I’amour? De manstes on lie
Des fdls qui ne sont pas si furieux que moy.
Grison et maladif r’entrer dessous la loy
D’amour, O quelle erreur! Dieux, merci je vous crie;
Tu ne m’es plus Amour, tu m’es une furie,
Qui me rends fol, enfant, et sans yeux comme toy.
Voir perdre mon pays proye des adversaires.
Voir en nos estendards les fleurs de liz contraires,
Voir une Thebaide, et faire I’amoureuxl
Je m’en vais au palais; adieu, vieilles sorcieres.
Muses, je prends mon sac; je seray plus heureux
En gaignant mes procez qu’en suivant vos rivieres.
—^Pierre de Ronsard
And You’re Only Asked to Buy War
What is Class Spirit? Is it a certain inde
finable, mystical something which is difficult
to obtain and still more difficult to keep? Is
it an art for which one must study; is it a
special charactiristic which only a few can
ever hope to have?
Class Spirit is none of these things. To put
it quite simply, it is just the willingness of
a group of individuals to “get in there and
pitch.” It is a personal interest and fuling of
pride in what the class is doing. It is an
enthusiastic attitude of helpfulness if help
is needed—of support, if backing is needed—
and of co-operation, which is always needed.
The class composed of girls who sit around
passively waiting for someone else to do the
work—the class composed of girls who never
advance ideas and plans—is a class without
Now that we have defined Class Spirit, let
us see how this applies to our everyday act
ivities. Soon the basketball season will open
officially and the various class teams will
be fighting their hardest to win the games and
chalk up one more honor for the class—Only
a few people can play, but the rest of us
can be there lending our enthusiastic sup
port, letting the teaits know that we are
proud of them. Classes will be giving stunts
money-making projects, or plays which, will
not be successful unless the people for whom
these programs are planned cooperate.
In the larger sense, Class Spirit is Salem
Spirit a sincere love and enthusiastic ap
preciation for the things that Salem does
and stands for.
Bond dollars are used as follows:
19c for aircraft
12c for ordnance and signal equip
10c for navy and army vessels.
4c for merchant ships.
11c for miscellaneous munitions.
14c for war construction. i ■
25c for non-munitions war items.
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