April 28, 1944.
Published Weekly By The Student Body
'jt Salem College
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"’■'''C a* *he Battle Front
111 the work of tlie Federation of M'isi;'
(’lubs emphasis is now pla( ed on soliciting
and transporting musical material to soldiers
on the battle lines, in training and in hospitals.
The former peacetime plan included many pro-
.iec-ts advantageous to the public, most of -ivlneh
has been continued although new goals are
Clubs affiliated with tlie Federation sponser
concerts in towns where a Civic Music As
sociation is financially impossible. Many young
composers and artists have experienced their
first ptiblic performance under its auspices.
The prizes and scholarships enable further
Rising to meet present-day conditions, the
Federation is under taking an enlarged pro
gram. Not only are they reaching forward
with what they have now, but also they are
.searching for new fields. In Psyciatric dis
eases they work to find in music a succesful cure
for certain ;ases. Already trained groups of
musicians have been organized to perform
in hospitals. The study reveals that nervous
patients should not be treated to \Vagner;
a more likely solution to their problem is Cho
pin. In one instance a piano was sent by cargo
plane to an island in the Paeific. A search is
carried on regulairly for musical instraments
re(|uested by wounded soldiers. The records
and record players are of outstanding value
to high morale.
Affiliated with the F’ederation in Winston-
Salem are the Mozart Club, Salem College
Choral Ensemble and Thursday Jlorning ilu.sic
C’lub. Praise should be extended ' to these
CUT IT OUT!
' So you keep on having the nagging su
spicion that you b' iii the Waves or
something, do you? And you i-oll bandages six
hours a week? You've given genero’;sIy to
the Red Cross, and you intend too keep on
giving for a long time? And you write to hoys
in the service regularly? That’s fine. That’s
But there’s one more tinj' thing yon can
do. It isn’t nearly as hard to do as any of
the above things which you already do. Just
cut ofif the lights when you aren’t using them!
If the use of electricity were cut down
10^ this year, four million tons of coal would
l)e saved. Think how much more good that
coal would do in the hands of the Navy, say.
than it does bui’ning on aud on in your empty
“.\u pi’iiitemps li' caprice d’une jtiine homme retuurne facilement
aux iwn.sees d’amour.” Maintenent nous lisons, proprenient, lespoeme^
d'amour d’Alphonse de Lamartine et 'd’Aflred de Musset. Lamartine k
Cl') e du lac dc Bourget lamente sa bien-ainiee qui etait inorte. Da.ns
Le Lac, il ‘ ‘ evoque . . . eurs jours de bonheur . . .” Dans la Nuit de Mai,
Mu.sset, “desespere par sa rupture avec George Sand, est trop triste pour
oliaiifer le printemps.” 11 eerit d’uiie inauiftre originelle un ])elican,
—unc eomparaison etrangere, mai^ touchanite entre I’oisean et le
poete. Le bout du poeme est encore un n'fus d’^crire:
Mais j’ai souffert un dur martyre,
Et lo moins que j’en pourrais dire.
Si je I’essayais sur ma yre.
La briserait comnie un roseau.”
Don’t 2)uote Me.... But
In case you’re wondering, this weather we are at the point of
madness over, is the result of a Nortlieastprn . . .that is, if you
don’t know, .some sMpe of a storm or something . . . we heard but
didn’t comprchen4. Anyway it doesn’t matter. Who cares—^^^I0 cares
If we aren’t cheerful it’s only because we are sure we’re coming
down with scarlet fever or measles or something drastic ... Of
ourse it is right expectable since May Day is just a week off . . .
and then we have to worry about the said Northeastern and wonder
if it will wander by about 5:00 on May 0 . . . oh, brother—it never
lias before . but the luck of the Irish! Brother . . .
Just to show one disadvantage of teaching, notice the epidemic
of “childhood plagues” ... If this sounds alisolutely hideous keej)
in niirid the fact that this was to beat the ^leadline and if some
body doesn’t pull in our line we are goin to be goners . . '. it’s tliuf
We could mention Junior-Senior—but why . . . there will probably
be a feature on it anyway ... so why bother . . . The little Eastean
Airline man was around—but he didn’t interest anyone because he
only offered $128 permonth . . . then the W'AC’s have arrived and
everybody urges that we look interested ... it really ain’t a bad
i'lea considering their past receptions at our honored institution . . .
About the opera . . . well, thankful are we that in previous
da' s we took the trouble to listen to practices and to take hee'l . . .
otherwise we might not have known they were singing for a while
there . . . Did you notice the sets—you couldn’t have missed them
. . . they were perfectly precious . . .
While we are on the subject of music we might take notice
of tlie first performance of Dean Vardell’s Contata, ‘ ‘ A Christmas
Prayer In Time of War.” . . . from what we hear it must have been
grand . . . we have never seen more women invading our campus—
c'\'erywhere, everywhere . . . one los't dear came rushing up and in
the greatest indignation asked flustered freshman, “Why don’t they
put up green arrows for us to follow—I can’t find my way around this
place” . . • said the frosh, “Well I’ve been here almost a year
and they haven’t put up any for me . . . I’m lost too—have been
for eight months.” . . . it’s a droll world—
EL MUCHACHO LISTO
El ]>»ire y la madre de Juan vivian n un pueblo de la provincia
de Badajoz. Cuando el muchacho tenia doce aiios le enviaron a estudiar
a un col'gio de la capital de la provincia. El dia veinte de junio,
alfin de la priniavera, del ano siguiente, volvi6 Juan a su casa para
pasar alH el veraiio. Para celebrar la vuelta de .su hijo, la madre
preparo un excelentt' comid.a en la que sirvi6 idos conejos. 1
Juan vi.6 la ocasion de lucir2 la ciencia aprendida en el colegio
Padre, cuantos conejos cree Vd. que hay en la mesa?
-Dos conejos, hijo. No es ves?
Pues hay tres, no es verdad, madre?
-No, hijo, no hay mfls que dos.
-Pues yo voy a probar que hay tres.
-Eso no es posible—dijo el padre.
-Si, es posible—dijo el muchacho—Voy a contarlos: uno y dos;
uno y dos son tres; por cnsiguiente. hay tres conejos el la mesa.
-Mny bien—dijo el padre. Yo me como uno, tu madre se come otro
y tu te comes el tercero.
2. lucir—show to an advantage
STAIRWAY TO DESTINY
“An education is a wonderful thing—every
college should have one.” So often we say this
—jokingly, of course! But think — are we
really being educated at college, or is it just
the college that is being improved?
What is an education? AVhat is-its value?
An education is more than memorizing names,
dates, foreign words and formulas. While we
are studying the past, we must look towards
the future. Many of us come to college to
leain, but not to think. College should train
us to think, and when we get out of College—
that is when we should “reap the fruits” of
our education. Many of us think that learn
ing should stop after graduation day. If you
share this thought, Jeave college at onc?e. You
are wasting your time, your energy (the
amount of which you have minimized no
doubt!), and your family’s money.
To-day, in this war-time world, the eyes of
the nation are turned uj)on the yoimg wo
men—educated women. We must not fail in
our obligation to society. We are responsible
for its future.
“What can I do when I finish college?”
Some girls content themselves with the idea
that they will take a six weeks typing course,
and work for Papa for the duration. Others
nren’t even that definite. We must abolish this
vagueness. It is imperative that we formulate
plans for our future now—immediately. While
we are here at college our thinking is being
stimulated, training is offered us, and we should
gi'ab the advantages while they exist.
We are letting valuable opportunities escape
us. Our minds have become stagnant because
of L'l/iiiess and lack of foresight. We are too
wv;'])])c 1 up in our daily routine to think about
the futHie. Oh, Poor ilortals! How many times
in life we will say to ourselves; “If I had
only dop.e some serious THINKING while 1
was at college ...”
OUR PART FOR “D-DAY”
All of the newspapers have been filled of
l ite with prepai'ations aud news of the coming
invasion. None of us know exactly when “D
day” is a.ctually coming, even though various
people seem to tliiitk that it will be sometime
this spring. Whenever the day apears it will
come with a swift and terrible force. Natural
ly, a tremenduous number of ca.sualties can be
expected on both sides. Now, some people may
say this is too morbid a thought to put into
words. True, none of us like to think of our
boys lying wounded on some far-off battlefield.
AN e would all give anything we posess to keep
those we love from being hurt in any way.
It is ini2)0ssible for us to prevent injury to
our loved ones in battle, but there is some
thing we can do to help ease this pain.
\ ou may ask, “What can I do? I’m in school,
and 1 have so little time to do anything. Any-
way, what is there to do? I’m over here, and
he’s over there. And that’s so far aM'ay,” Yes,
“over there” is mighty far away. Yet, there
IS something that every one of us can do to
brnig it closer home. W’e are not able to
give our blood to be sent overseas and use as
lifesaving b'ood plasma while we are here
at Salem, l>ut we can still help in a very tang
On our campus we have a Surgical Dressings
Room which is open eight and a half hours
every week. He may not realize how very
fortunate we are to have such a room located
on our campus. Perhaps j'ou didn’t know that
very few, if any, other colleges in the state
have Surgical Dressings Rooms located on
their own campuses. It is not necessary for
a person to go to the Room and spend the
entire afternoon or night making bandages.
A lot can be accomplished by one person in
an hour, or even a half hour. Every worker,
no matter how long she stays, adds something
to the total number of surgical dressings made.
And this total must be large
At the present time the armed forces use
!,?tween 1,000,000 and 4,000,000 sponges daily.
This number can be expected to increase during
the coming invasion, and this need must be met
by people like you and me. We ca,n’t be at his
sitle to giv'e him treatment and nursing, but we
can supply the sponges that are needed by the
medical attendants to treat his wounds and
perhaps .save his life.
AN 0 can all help in the coming invasion. Per
haps. the best way for us here at Salem is
to prepare the surgical spongbs needed by the
Red Cross. What about it? Don’t you want