Page Two. THE SALEMITE March 17, 1944. ^alemite Published Weekly By The Student Body of Salem College Member Southern Inter-Coliegiate Press Assoelatioi SUBSCRIPTIOrf PEICE - $2. A YEAR - 10c A COP’i MPfWaKNTKD POI* NATIONAL AOVCRTiaiNa ST National Advertising Service, Inc. Cotttgt PuUisb*rs Represmtathe 420 MADISON AVK. New York. N.V. BosroH • Lot AmtLH • San FaAwemo EDITOEIAL DEPARTMENT Editor-in-Chief Mary Louise Rhodes Assistant Editor Sebia Midyette Associate Editor Lucille Newman Sports Editor Nell Jane Griffin Music Editor Margaret Winstead Copy Editor Mary Ellen Byrd Mak(?-up Editor Eifie Euth Maxwell Faculty Advisor Miss Jess Byrd Staff: Mary Lucy Baynes, Margaret Bullock, Martha Boatwright, Anne Brown, Adele Chase, Rosa lind Clark, Mary Coons, Margery Craig, Evelyn Davis, Nell Denning, Adair Evans, Marianne_ Everett, Gene vieve Frasier, ^^ary Frances Garrou, Elizabeth Gudger, Sarah Hege, Martha Lou Heitman, Nancv Jane Hel sabeck, Nancy Hyatt, Jan?t Johnston, Frances Law. Senora Lindsey, Katherine Manning, Mar.iorie Martin. Sarah Merritt, Marguerite Mullin, Jane Mulhollpm. Mary Alice Neilson, Coit Redfearn, Doris Schanm. Katherine Schwalbe, Nancy Stone, Virtie Stroup, Margaret Styers, Helen Thomas, Normie Tomlin, Bar bara 'Weir. BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Business Manager Beftty Moorr Ass’t. Business Manager Lib Beckwith Advertising Manager Emily Harri; Circulation Manager Dorothy Langdon Advertising Staff: Aileen Seville, Betty Dunning, Betty Harris, Marv Gordon Walters, Sara Lee Bran don," Marion L. Hall, Nancy Kenny, Jacqne Dash, Betsv Thomas, Caroline Hill, Kitty Angelo, Kathleen Phillips, Katv Bly Love, Juanita Miller, Mary Charles Watson. Phyllis Hill, Snookie Willis, Frances Elder Norma Rhodes, Mildred Garrison. CIRCULATION STAFf Jean Hodges, Edith Longest, Euth Maxwell, B.'ir- bara Watkins, Margaret Huckabee, Catherine Bunn, Rosamond Putzel, Martha Lou Heitman, Margaret Bullock, Helen RIobins Betsy Stafford. 70% MORE IN ’44 The American Red Cross is asking for a 70% increase in donations this year over the amount given last j’ear. This seems to be a small percentage of increase when we real- • ize how much war activities and the work of the Red Cross have increased since last year. The Red Cross is at the side of every fighting man and wonia(ii wherever he or she may be—in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Iceland or the Aleu- tijins, Red Cross workers stand ready to rend er any service, large or small, to the fighting man or his family at all times. A large range of activities is included in the woi’k of the Red Cross. To the civilian population training is provided in ^first aid, home nursing, nurse’s aide, dietitian’s aide; and aid is given in time of disasters such as fire, flood, or torAado. Supplies are furnished to provide entertainment and amusement in army camps and hospitals at home and abroad. Red Cross workers help entertain the service men and teach them useful trades in rehabilita tion work at base hospitals. After a raid over Germany, the returning airmen are met by a Red Cross Mobile Canteen and served hot coffee and doughnuts by a Red Cross worker. Knitted sweaters and gloves are furnished to civilian refugees as well as to the armed forces. Service Clubs are set up by the Red Cross in the larger cities overseas to provide addition al facilities for service men. And perhaps most important of all, the American Red Cross, through the International Red Cross, furnish es food and clothing for American prisoners of war in Germany. A similar service does not reach the prisoners of war in Japanese hands only because of the Japai;ese Government, regulations. Naturaly, these tremendous activities cannot be carried on without sufficient funds. This is no ordinary pre-war membership drive or' Roll Call going on this month throughout the United States. It is, rather, a War Fund Drive for 1944—a drive to provide suf ficient funds to meet the increased wartime needs of the armed forces that must be met by the Red Cross. We caimot refuse to head this call. Our contributions should even be greater than last year’s. Every one of us must do our part. Our boys are counting on us. Can we let them down? Don’t ^ote Me.... But— Ummmmm . . . ain’t this time of year heaven tho’ . . . life can be beautiful after all! The spirit of spring has gotton into everybody’s bones which simply means that from now on anything can happen . . . Dear Dr. Rondthaler . . . what other teacher have we, please, who would have been so down-right human as to let us out of class to see Jane Strom and husband ... we appreciate it awfully. Dr. E. . . . Then there was the decency of the Soph, tests not getting here in time for the Sophs t6 take them Wed. afternoon . . . t’ain’t fair, anyhow, for those poor children to struggle for seven hours . . • (also t’ain’t fair for the D. S. to be quiet that long ... alas) This has been a week, hasn’t it . . • what with income tax, Soph, tests. Ides of March, end of six weeks, two elections—oh, Brother—no wonder they threw in those two perfectly beautiful chapel programs. It was quite significant that Defan Vardell should choose to speak on Shakespeare the very day that the Shakespeare class had t^ir six weeks ... we had been waiting for that a long time (Dean VarJell’s Music in Shakespeare”—not the test, golly) and now we are waiting for all of those pages that he turned over without using . it was really great. Dean Vardell—besides .what’s more fun or more unpredictable then when Dr. B. and Dr. V. are on the platform together? While we are on chapel programs we must mention the Teacher’s •College Glee Club—but what can wcf say more then has been saidt . . we love that program and hope that it will remain one of our tradi tions OOOoooouuu . . . them “Please Keep Off The Grass’ signs—there are simply millions of them about . . . practically one or every blade of grass and every stump, post and tree trunk . . . there m.ust have been a sale . . . Grand! MANY THANKS! Have you noticed the great change in the Reference and Periodical room in the Library? The college has realized for some time that the lighting was not sufficient, but it took time to get the fixtures that were want ed. There are now eight fluorescent lights in the Reference Room and others are to be placed there during the holidays. We students wish to thank the college from the bottom of our hearts for this new improvement. It is really wonderfully bright now, and there will be no more frowning, squinting, and headaches from the lighting situation. Consequently, there should be no more excuses for not studying in the library. WOMEN STUDENTS AND THE WAR We hear that Mr. Holder was the come tax . . . well, now, that’s right fine (mirabile dictu) prodigy on figuring up in- , . uh, hum, we like that . . . Oh, by the way, has the Luck of Londton come your way yet? Just sit tight ... it will! It’s a mystery to me how anybody has the time any stamps to start such stuff . . . Friday we are supposed to get $45,000—Gracie Fields did . . . Tipe! » These days Vo“ J“st can’t get mad with anybody, can you? . . . the little jonquils and forsytliia are trying to outshine the sun and Bitting’s willow is boasting a .shade of green unegualed by man . . . four more days until it’s really spring .... ’Tis done . . • “God’s in His heaven, all's right with the world” . . . so we may stop now, loving you all Sweet dreams, children 'BiBiS' H.a.B' an V'HiHBaS'IIBaBISSIB fl.B^«a^m::Bli;«iBi'llfll!!Kai!FB bimas , vn Cuando miro el azul horizonte Perderse 4 lo lejos, A1 traves de una gasa de polvo Dorado e inquieto, Me parece posible arrancarma Del misero suelo, T flotar con la niebla dorada Ea dtomos leves Cual ella deshecho. Cuando miro de noche en el fondo Opscuro del cielo Las estrellas temblar, eomo ardiente* * Pupilas de fuego, Me parece posible & do brillan Subir en un vuelo, T anegarme en su lu.z, y con ellaa Fuadirme en un beso. Eundirme en un beao. En el nxar de la dnda ea qae bogo Ni ann si lo qne creo; ISin. embargo, estas ansias me dieen Que yo Uevo algo Divino aqui deatrol GnstSiTo Adolfo B^eqner WASHINGTON — (ACP) — More than a year ago, the government said it needed im mediate training of college women to meet the demands of war. As more men go into the armed forces, the need grows for women in various types of war service. Here is the up-to-date stories of important vacancies for women today—vacancies wliich the govern ment is trying hard to fill. In time of war, the armed forces have the first claim upon men and women alike. But the response of American women to the call of the armed forces has been, on the whole, a somewhat sad one. Thousands of ad ditional recruits are needed, and some of them, in terms of the womanpower supply,and de mand, must come from our colleges. The WAC has reported that on January 1, 1944, its strength was 62,859 officers and enlisted women. Line that up against the authorized strength of the WAC—200,000 wo men, many of whom are required for overseas’ service. If you don’t want to go overseas, you can still release another person for it. Re cently the WAC has been recruiting for speci fic station assignments within this country. It is now also permitting candidates to aj)ply for a specific job on the basis of their previous experience. Qualified college women who en list in the WAC have a good chance to be come officers and to continue working in their major field at a place of their own choos ing. The WAVES still need additional officer candidates, who will be recruited from civilian life. WAVE present strength is nearly 50,000 women. It’s expected to i,’each 100,000 by the end of this year. The Navy is now selecting college grad uates more on the basis of their ability to do certain jobs than on the basis of general per sonal qualifications. Although the jobs for which personnel is needed varies from time to time, yon have a good ^ chance of finding a spot where you can use your college major. At present the WAVES greatest needs are for aerologists, mathematicians^ physicists, instructors in air navigation, supply corps of ficers and offi(pers for medical research. The SPARS prefer college graduates with, at least three years of work experience. Col lege women who worked before entering school and during summer vacations can help to fill SPAR openings for lawyers, pay and supply officers, communications, ordnance and person nel officers. Maybe you want to be a MARINE. That branch of the service is recruiting officer can didates to work as specialists in various fields or as general duty officers. Remember enlistment in the armed for ces adds ug to more than patriotic service. You will receive the same postwar benefits as our men. m the armed forces. A bill is now in Congress to provide for veterans who meet certain standards a year of education at gov ernment expense. If this particular bill, wliich is sponsored by Senator Thomas of Utah, does not pass, it’s almost certain that similar leg islation will make the grade.