A PLEA FOR BEAUTY’S SAKE
Just suppose that you were a little blade
of grass. Could you spring up and grow if
there were always big, heavy feet being thrust
into your face ? ^
Now that spring has given a feeble sign
that she is on her way, more of us are taking
walks out-of-doors. In addition toAese walks,
an excursion to the post-office and drug store
is usually taken by the Salemites at least once
a day. With all this traffic across Salem
■ Square, there’s little hope for a beautiful
green lawn this spring—^unless we keep firmly
. inmind the blunt order—“Keep Off the Grass”.
Signs have been put lip; recently a new
• walk has been constructed. This path provides
the shortest and most direct route to the post
office, unless the whole of Salem Square should
be paved. No matter how busy or how hur
ried you are, you should remember to use
these walks. Incidentlly, if you who drive
to college would park your cars so as not to
■ block the lane, it would perhaps encourage us
pedestrians to use it more.
Salem ■ College is noted for its beauty, but
it will not be so beautiful, if we have only
a bleak, brown campus this spring. Just re
member that that defenseless little blade of
grass is no match for your no. 10’s.
Don’t S)upte Me....But-'
Someone has said that a man has no friend
like a good book. A book is one friend that is
always waiting and is always the same. It
i epresents the “revelation of an author’s soul”,
for through a book the reader is introduced
to a new personality whose problems and means
of solving them strangely resemble the read
er’s own. Through books we see the world
as it was and is and even as it may be in the
future. ' ’
There ai*e many different kinds of books, al.
with uses of their own. Bacon said that some
books are to be tasted, some to be chewed,
and others to be digested. The well-read per
son’s diet should include some books of each
of these types.
Much can. be said in faVor of having per
sonal libraries. It is true that institutions and
organizations now have library collections
much larger than the average individual
could ever hope to have, but this should not
discoifrage the small book collctor. A book
that has ben read and liked is an old friend
he’s good ,to have around because you might
want to talk with him again sometime. A
new book on your shelf is a mystery—some
one t9 look forward to meeting when you are
bored or have the time. As long ag you are
surrounded by books, you can never be lone
The Salem library is sponsoring again this
ye*ar a personal library contest. Freshmen
and sophomores may enter the contest by
submitting a list of no mor than thirty books
which they would like to own. Juniors and
Seniors may enter their own libraries, not
to contain more than thirty books. Prizes of
money for books will be given to the winners
of the contest.
Salem students have been accused of lack
of interest in reading. This is our chance to
show the interest that we do have. For de-
tails about the contest, see the article an
the front page.
Heh, heh . . . 40 to 11 . . . Yes mam, we are now avenged I! Think
hard,’oh Defeated Ones, we expect an excuse. Tsk, tsk ... it was
such a pitiful pushover, too . . . we still hear you talking, Mr. Curlee
^with such 'mortals like yoU no wonder we are sceptics.
Now admit it, children amid all the shouting and cheering didn’t
you stUl miss someone? Didn't you have that feeling that all was
not right? ... of course . . . Mr. Holder wasn’t there . . . And did
you know that at the half he was going to croon to you . . .but
alas, alack— Mr. Holder caught a “flujerm” ... but he can say it
must better than we, thus the following was his written excuse to
his fellow sufferers . . . quote:
A Letter Edged in Black
IVanky Kroons and Tommy Kroons
But Tommys gotta flujerm.
Student saw fluejerms too.
My heart tells me I will' croon again;
I’ll be back to teach you history soon again.
I know just what you are saying.
“We’d prefer that he would still at home be staying.”
My heart tells me Salem profs will win;
Stars like Mac and Eoy J. will shine again.
Though we’ve lost our Killer Kenyon to the Navy,
Still, it’s gravy to beat you.
(Would I believe it if we do!)
unquote . . .
CANTOS DE PAJAEO
While we are about it we may as well lower our heads
humble apologies ... it so happens that Mr. Holder Has got a
picture of S. K.—r.S. ... and it is autographed, and it Does
say “To Tom, my double” . . . and we StiU think somebody is trying
to be funny . . . but, until we know definitely, we beg your for
giveness on bended knee — But ... if we ever find out ... Oh
Brother ! ! 1
Such weather as this is fit for the gods . . . and isn’t it wonder
ful being in March again—everybody’s hair look awful . . . have you
noticed; that the willow leaves are almost out and the maples are
turning dark red? . . . we tell you it’s spring. . . .
It’s getting to be a rather touchy subject—about what goes on
up on the third floor of south . . . Mrs. Marks is sick. Oh, woe .
what have we done? . . . Fate . . . yes—third floor South is fated
At least Lady Fate perinitted us to have a grand substitute .
Miss Wheeler from the Academy has kindly exceepted our classes
. . . inspite of that we miss you something awful, Mrs. Marks
so get well . . . and don’t forget to come back . . .
Do you realize that this whole year we haven’t so much as men
tioned Duqy’? Tavern? ...
At this point—ofter having written approximately 5000 words
today—it behooves us to think that we have nothing more to say,
one usually stops . . . but, lo, if we stopped now there would most
certainly be a gap between D. Q. M. B.—and “Le Coin Francais”
which would indeed be unfortunate . . . because, just as Mr. Cashon
said, this rag should come out on Sunday with funny papers. . .
\’iTiat happened to Dr. Mae and his “bowery-ball specialty shirt”
—he and Mrs. Mae were the first two enthusiatic prompters of the
whole situation? . . . and Mr. Owens didn’t show up either
I We are sorry to report that Miss Siewers caught a "flujerm”
too . . . but we. hear that she is feeling much better now . . . hurry
and get well. Miss Siewers, we miss you . . .
Ahd Miss Stockton has the measles . . . from the last reports
she too, was feeling better . . . Gertrude has been carrying on in
true dietetical fashion—nevertheless, Gertrude, 'we know you don’t
mind our wanting Miss Stockton back ... so make it real soon. Miss
W^hile we are in the W^e-Hope-Yop-Get-Better-Soon-Department we
may as well wish the same to all of our elders who so gaOy participated
in helping build the new in-dooTS swimming pool . . .
Now we shall draw our remarks to a conclusion . . ppfffff . . . full
well we know that they were concluded long before they were ever
started . . . Oar high and mighty spirits have certainly fallen from
Tengo yo un pajarillo
Que el -dla pasa
Cantando, entre las flores
De mi ventana;
Yun canto alegre
A todo pasajero
Tiene mi pajarillo
Para alegrar el alma
Del que camina ....
I Oh cielo santo.
For que no haran los hombres
Lo que los pajaros!
Cuando mi pajarillo
Cantos le arrojan:
Mas no por eso
Niega sus armonias
Tiende las leves alas,
Cruza las nubes
Y canta junto al • cielo
Con uoz mSs dulce:
“Paz a los hombres
Y gloria al que en la altura
Eige los orbes!”
Y yo sigo el ejemplo
I>el aue mansa
Que canta entre las flores
De mi ventana,
Porgue es sabido
Que poetas y p&jaros
Somos lo mismo.
Antonio de Trueba
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of you in hopes that this week will be one of relentenee.
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“Joignez les ‘WAVES’”—c’etait le thSme de notre professeur de
fran§ais de 1’ annSe pasee, Lt. Downs, quand it a rendu une courte
visite fi Salem la semaine prdcSdente. Nous etions trSs heureuses de
le voir et trSs tristes de ne pas voir Madame Downs aussi.
Nous nous rendons compte de I’importance des “WAVES” et
espfirons que toutes les jeunes fllles qui ont vingt ans penseront se
rieusement k joindre les “WAVES” des Etats-Unis. Notre patrie, que
nous aimons trSs ehSrement, est en danger; elle demande aux jeunes
filles -de rendre des services en remplasant les honunes dont
elle a besoin sur la mer.
RSflfichissez—I’Amdrique a besoin de vousi Joignez!
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