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-' library CONTEST 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 ly- 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. Didn’t you? Yes! " 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!) Tommysinatra Holder 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. . . T” \’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 Stocktan ... 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 Dedica siempre Tiene mi pajarillo Siempre armonias 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 entona, Pasajeros ingratos Cantos le arrojan: Mas no por eso Niega sus armonias AI pasajero.' 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 KEEP ON - - * ^etck^'tke'Atthckrf * * WITH WAR BONOS * Published Weekly By The Student Body of Salem College - Member Southern Inter-Collegiate Press Association SUBSCRIPTION PEICE - $2. A YEAH - 10c A COPY the rafters—thus, completely crushed and uninspired we take a found leave of you in hopes that this week will be one of relentenee. REPRISENTED FOR NATIONAL ADVERTISING BY National Advertising Service, Inc. College Publishers Representative 420 Madison Avc. New York. CWCA90 ■ Boston • Lot ARSiLit • sam ^unniliij . EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Editor-in-Chief Mary Louise Rhodes i otiat 4orts Frt-f ” Newman Nell Jane Griffin r Margaret Winstead Copy Edxtor Mary Ellen Byrd Make-up Editor Effie Ruth Maxwell Faculty Advisor Miss Jess Byrd (yawn) hummmmmmmm nite zzzzzzzzzzzZZZZ Qoin iiiBiiiniiiii l!!ll “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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