May 1 2, 1944.
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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
Make-up Editor ElTie 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, G(?ne-
vieve Frasier, Mary Frances Garrou, Elizabeth Gudger,
Sarah Hege, Martha Lou Heitman, Nancy Jane Hel-
sabeck, Nancy Hyatt, Janeft Johnston, Frances Law,
Senora Lindsey, Katherine Manning, Marjorie Martin
Sarah Merritt, Marguerite Mullin, Jane Mulhollem,
Mary Alice Neilson, Coit Redfearn, Doris Schium,
Katherine Schwalbe?, Nancy Stone, Virtie Stroup,
Margaret Styers, Helen 'Hiomas, Normie Tomlin, Bar
Business 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 DaBh,
Betsy Thomas, Caroline Hill, Kitty Angelo, Kathleen
Phillips, Katy Ely Love, Juanita Miller, Mary Charles
Watson. Phyllis Hill, Snookie Willis, Frances Elder,
Norma Rhodes, Mildred Qarrison.
Jpan Hodges. Edith Longest, Ruth Maxwell, Bar
bara Watkins, Margaret Huckabee, Catherine Bunn,
Rosamond Putzel, Martha Lou Heitman, Margaret
Bullock, Helen Kobins Betsy Stafford.
THE NEW EDITOR SPEAKS
Last week Mary Louise Rhodes bid the
Balemite readers “a fond farewell” as her
year of editing the paper drew to a close.
We who are left to carry on hate to see her
go. As editor, she has been truly successful
in making the Salemite a paper compiled by
Salem girls and representative of their in
terests. Our congratulations go to her.
Looking forward, we see a brand new year
for the Salemite—a year of unknown worries
and tasks, perhaps, but also a year of un
known joy and pleasure. The paper can and
will be only what the students make it. What
M'ill that be?
A newspaper is an instrument of expression
and because it is just this, it is an instrument
of influence and power. In the year 1941-42
the editorial policy of the Salemite was “better
light-cut conditions for all dormitories”; the
following year a new rule was passed allow
ing girls to take light cuts in their own rooms
in addition to the specified light cut rooms.
This year, an editorial appeared suggesting
a new style of Sunday night suppers; the
following Sunday night supper was served
in the suggested manner. These are‘only two
examples of what student opinion can do. Of
course, the enaction of all student ideas is
neither possible nor wise. It does no harm,
however, to get these ideas out in the open.
An idle thought is like idle money—it brings
The new editor would like to encourage
each girl to use the paper during the coming
• year as a means of voicing her particular
problem or interest. Only in this way can the
paper be "of, by, and for Salem.”-
—Mary Ellen Byrd
HOW ABOUT IT?
Salem Spirit! WHERE IS IT? Could it be
hiding behind “I’m too busy” spoken as she
looks up from a letter? Or is it untier the
muffled tones of “I don’t have time; I have
to get up my laundry?” Or maybe behind,
“Why should I go? None of my crow^d is in
Yes, they’re the kind of answers we fresh
men get when we try to entertain the stu
dent body. We feel that we have been shown
no cooperation whatsoever in any_ of our un-
derstakings this year. What’s the trouble? . . .
That’s for you to answer. We’ve tried to do
our part, but we can’t do yours. This year has
ended, but there’s another one coming. How
’bout it, . . . HOW ABOUT SUPPORTING
NEXT YEAR’S FRESHMEN?
Don’t S)uote Me.... But
Hufre we are for the last time this year; and, we decided not to
die lasrt weekend afterall . . . the blessed sunshine! It was some frantic
waiting while the rains came . . . but old Apollo brought his shining
Chariot an'd fiery steeds through them black clouds just in time to
watch the court descend . . . which all goes to prove that it doesn’t
rain on May Day .
It was a right fine May Day, too . . . the very best . . . congrats and
all thaf belated stuff . . . better belated than never ... so take them,
Stonie, along with our thanks for being so grand to work with . . .
While we are handing out things belated, we want to offer some
happy birthday greetings to Mrs. President Kondthaler whose birthday
was this week ... so happy birthday, Mrs. Rondthaler and may you
have many, many more . . .
From the tone of this you can plainly sec that some of life’s
vim and vigor has been restored, and thus it behooves us to comment
on life . . . that is, we would if we could find any life to comment
there on ... Of course, we could mention that other ring . . . but it
only grieveth our soul to remember that we haven’t one . . . notthat
we’re green, you understand . . .
To put it bluntly this is the very last week-end before exams . . .
yipe ... If mother Nature would cooperate the next week should be
very grim . . . very grim, indeed . . . But cheer up, little ones, some
few of u.s may survive and thus look forward to a glorious summer . . .
even thoughts of summer don’t ease us over the zero ebb of exams
. . . dear Zeus! we feel like we have just tasted of Lethe . . .
It’s a rare day when we venture to listen to the radio . . . but we
thought after a gruelling day it might have its place in our young
liv'es. Unfortunately we got Mr. and Mrs. North. Ye Gods, it’s all so
obvious ... oh pffffff. We knew the Scotchman done it long before
he confessed anyway.. There is also that definetely different Hildagard
. . . You know, lier voice is an education in itself ... oh fine!
Tis time, we thinketh, to bid to everyone a fond farewell . . .
it’s hard to believe that we are next year’s seniors ... we feel so
young iii spirit and so incapable of being dignified (we think, tho’, that
the dignification process which Juniors are supposed to go through
went out with the big apple—we should worry!). But to continue . . •
we wish all of you seniors the very best of luck ... as seniors we
won’t miss you ’cause yoyi see we will fill your places . . . but you
as individuals, we will think about often and wonder what you’re doing.
To the rest of you dear children . .
and a good, good night to you all . . .
. bye, bye till the fall
Keeping Up With The Clubs
HONOR SOCIETY MEETS
The newly formed Honor Society
was to meet on Friday, May 12, 1944,
in Miss Hixon’s office at four-thirty
P. M. It was the first meeting since
the formal instaHation on March 23,
1944. The seven active faculty mem
bers and the nine students were to
organize and elect either a chairman
or officers. The purpose of the
meeting was to discuss plans for
next year and means of carrying
out the society’s purpose of fur
thering and promoting scholarship.
home economios club
Betty Jean Jones was elected pres
ident of the Home Economics Club
for next year at a meeting held
on Ma.y 2. Mollie Cameron w^as
elected vice-president, Betsy Thomas,
secretary, and Alice Carmichael,
treasurer. Charlotte Richards was
president for the past year.
The new president has appointed
Sheffield Liles chairman of the soc
ial committee, Rosalind Clark, pub
licity chairman, Mary Lucy Baynes,
program chairman, and Julia Max
well, finance chairman.
To welcome the in-coming officers
and to thank the old, the Home
Economics Club is having a weiner
roast at Washington Park this after-
FRENCH CLUB HAS
Alpha Iota Pi was to hold its an
nual picnic in Washington Park
this afternoon at five o’clock. This
festive occasion is the Vlimax of
all the club meetings of the year.
Before the picnic a scavenger hunt
will take the girls scampering all
over the park.
After the meal the officers for the
new year will be elected, and then
the evening will close with singing
around a large fire.
The French Club elected officers
for next year at a weiner roast
Wednesday evening, May 10, at
New officers are as follows: Billie
Rose Beckerdite, president Frances
Law, Vice - President; Rosamund
Putzell, Secretary and Treasurer;
Anne Barber, Editor of Le Coin
Dr. Vera Lachmann commended
Sarah Hege, the retiring president
upon the work which she had done
and upon the co-operation of the
GOOD LUCK, SENIORS!
The long table of seniors in the dining room
has “brought home” the fact that graduation
is fast approaching—and with it, the necces-
sity for goodbyes.
Goodbyes cannot be said without regrets.
Somehow', the ones of us Avho are coming
back have a sort of empty feeling at the
thought of Salem without those who have
been at the heart of its activities this year—
the seniors of ’44. Under the expert leader
ship of many of their number, our year has
been full of accomplishments and functions—
the Home Economics fair, the successful Sur
gical Dressings Room, the ambulance and
artillery truck purchased with war bonds and
stamps, the May Day Pagent, the annual,
the newspaper, the dances, to mention only
a few of those of which we are justly proud.
To each senior we say, thank you for the
contribution your personality has made to
Salem. We shall follow you with interest and
may luck be ■with you!
THESE THINGS WE LOVE
You like to linger—walk near moonlit bays
And see the raindrops—snow on window panes.
You like to smell, to breathe the fresh spring
You love to walk, to stroll down shady lanes.
You love to feel a crisp, cool salty breeze
To smell steamed clams, damp sails, old nets
You love to watch the waves of angry seas
To hear the lonely cry of fog-bound boats.
You love to look, to search through musty
To ponder while on thoughts of cherished
To take your canvas down by meadow brooks
To paint God’s world of hills and rocks and
These simple things you love and I do, too
To share these pleasures, dear, means friend
What stories lie behind these walls?
What echoes ring through all the halls?
Old Salem, centuries have passed away
And yet you stand strong and sturdy today.
Many generations through your portals passed.
Many memories cherished—and still they last.
Styles have changed, customs are not the same,
But still there is honor and respect for your
Nature has bestowed its beauty upon you—
Massive trees, green shrubs, and flowers around
A bulwark of strength—forever you will stand
And start us forth in life w^ith a helping hand.
As we walk across your grounds each day,
New hope, new knowledge has come our way.
And later, as we look back over the years,
We’ll remember with laughs; we’ll remember