Page Two. THE SALEMITE April 28, 1944. ^alcmite Published Weekly By The Student Body 'jt Salem College Member .Southern luter-Collegiate Press Association Sl'BSCRlPTlON PKICB - $2. A YEAR - lOe A COPY ' RKPniaSNTKO rOR NATIONAL AOVKRTI6IN« BY National Advertising Service, Inc. ColUge Pmbl$sb€rs Representative 480 Madison Avk. Nkw York. N.K. cwcaao • BMToa • Los amiln ■ Sa« fmweniu EDITORIAL DEPABTMENT 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 Makt'-up Editor Effie Ruth 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, Mary FVancea Garrou, Elizabeth Gudfjer, Sarah Hege, Martha Lou Hpitman, Nancy Jane TTel pabeck. Nancy Hyatt, Janet Johnston, Frances Law Scnora I-indsev, Katherine Manning, Marjorie Martin Sarah Merritt, Marguerite Mullin, Jane Mulhollem, Mary Alice Neilson, Coit Redfearn, Doris Schaum, Katherine Schwalbcf, Nancy Stone, Virtie Stroup, IVfargaret Styers, Helen Tliomas, Normie Tomlin, Bar bara Weir. BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Bupinoss Manager Betty Moore Ass’t. Business Manager Lib Beckwith Advertising Manager Emily Harris Circulation Manager Dorothy Langdon Advertising Staff; Aileen Seville, Betty Dunning, Betty Harris, Mary Gordon .Walters, Sara Lee Bran don, Marion L. Hall, Nancy Kenny, Jacqne Dash, Betsv Thomas, Caroline Hill, Kitty Angelo, Kathleen PhilliT's, Katy BI - T.ove, Juanita Miller, Mary Charles Watsi'ii! Phyllis Hill, Snookie Willis, Frances Elder, Norma Rhodes, Mildred Garrigon. - riRCULATION STAFF Jpan HndgeP, Edith Longest, Ruth Maxwell, Bar bara Wntkin?, Margaret Huckabee, Catherine Bunn, Rosamond Putzel, Martha Lou Heitman, Margaret Bullock, Helen Robins Betsy Stafford. "’■'''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 set forth. 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 study. 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 active organizations. 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 great. 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 room! Qoin “.\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 about anything? « 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 bad . 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— AfU44iiei 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 y dijo: 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. 1. conejo—rabbit 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 ible way. 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 to help?