Sept. 22, 1944.
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Editor-in-Chief Ellen Byrd
Assistant Editor Effie Ruth Maxwell
Associate Editor , * Hazel Wat’s
Sports Editor Mary Luey Bavnes
Music Editor June Reid
Coiiv Editor Helen MacMillan
Make-up-Editor Virtie Stroup
Faculty Advisor Miss .Ti'ss Byrd
Peggy Davis, Martha Walton, Ann Hairston, Eliza
beth Reimers, Abby McCormick, Nancy McColl, Dodie
Bayley, Kathleen Phillips, Agnes Bowers, Doris Ijttle,
Tvlary Farmer Brantle'y, Greta Garth, and Catherine
Emily Harris Business Manager
MiMred Grarison Circulation Manager
Betsy Thomas Advertising Manager
This paper was assembled with the help of: Vfrginia
Mclver, Helen Phillips, Frances Crowell, Doris Little,
Catherine Bunn, Frances Jones, Edith Longest, Peggy
Witherington, Mary Frances McNeely, Luanne Davis,
Nancy Hills Davis, Peggy Davis, Lucille N(nvman,
Mary Farmer Brantley, and Jane Lovelace.
Editor Looks Forward
This is your first paper for the year ’44-’45.
Like an uptown “extra”, it was rather a
rush issue. Only the whole hearted co-opera
tion of pur limited staff on campus and the
endless patience of our printers has made this
early issue possible. We made this special
effort in order that the Salemite would lose
no time in welcoming you on your first Friday
back on campus.
Registration is over, but you still can’t ex
actly remember when to go td “that class”
without glancing at your schedule card. The
.schedule card—that’s the guide to your work
for the coming semester. liut like all guides,
this one is only an outline and is to be filled
in by you. The way you take it and shape it
and the extras that you add will be a large
portion of Salem’s news for the coming months.
This is what your paper is on the look-out
for and what we will do our best to print for
you each Friday.
Somewhere in among the classes and visits
to the smokehouse” we hope that every girl
who is interested will find some time to work
on our paper. The old staff is eager to have
new helpers and new ideas. Tryouts will be
next week aiid are announced in detail else
where in this, paper.
We cannot help looking forward to another
year of the paper without a slight feeling of
uncertainty. Ali^eady \^ar restrictions have
had a definite effect on newspaper set-ups, and
we cannot know what another year will bring.
But with yeur help and interest we will do
our best to keep the Salemite up to its stand
ards of the past j’-ears.
. The Editor
Ve Gods . . . here we arc back in tlie old grind again—and with
practically no remembrance of what happened to the past three months
too. Ain’t that life tho’ . . . here today and here tomorrow again . . .
yawn . . . hummmmnimmmm . . .
Off to an real early start, moppc'ts, we are . . . here to fore this
ol’ rag never even started tongues a wagging ’till some three weeks
had melted into yesterdays ... so sit up, chicks, and do take notice . . .
Th(? changes that have taken place, golly . . . And to think that
up there on third floor South reigns another . . . yes, another . . . Art
. teacher . . . don’t breath a word of it. Better still—perhaps the little
art Gremlins have flown and Miss Kark will .stay for ever-and-evclr .
There should be just an overflow of things to speak of, but, like we
said, the haze of the past is much too thick to i^eer into ... so with
no further ado let us turn to things of thcf future . . . We feel sure
that this year is to be tho best in the past 175 . . . make it 200
we' don’t care . . . the Old Ladies will for a fast run things as they
liave never been run befor(? ... Of course, they probably thought the
same last year, and next year’s statement will most likely swell
somwhat . . . but we know, don’t we? . . 1
Something is definitely lacking . . . hummmm . . . Oh d>ar Caesar
where are our manners? . . . the little Freshmen to be sure . . .
Little they are, and what’s more they make us sc*em like grandmas in
the raw . . . Either the chillun get yoiyger each year, or we are surely
getting in a slue of prodigies . . .
Where were we? ... oh yes we were about to launch into a
superlunary welcome . . . Here goes . . . Well, little ones, so far life has
been one extended tea party and nothing but fun, hasn’t it? Don’t for
one minute think that Salcfm is always like this ... it ain’t!!! You
might as well crow this week ’cause next week, dears, you’re just
Freshmen . . . Then there’s them almighty Sophomores . . . you must
try to overlook therm for, you see, just three short months ago they
too were; but green ...
There are some very definite advantages about being new .. . .
you can practically get by with murder because you don’t know any
better. But . . . next year, oh my little sisters, the consequence . . .
the conse-quence ... If it makes you feel any better we might add
that the Old Ladies envy you within an inch of their lives . . . but
let us not get sentimental . . .
Hummmmm . . . time? is fleeting and the chatter in the next room
sounds much more juicy than this bit; so we thinks we will betake us
thither so us will be able to spice up this a bit next week . . . don’t this
stink tho’ ? . . .
Well the Lord love y»h, an’ fare ye well ....
A Transfer Views Salem
Well—here I am—a transfer and an upper
classman at that. As the train pulled into Win
ston’s station I began to have that peculiar
and' lost feeling that everyone experiences
\yhen ai-riving at a strange place. Then as we
approached the campus I became more ner
vous—but all this was forgotten when I was
met at the entrance by smiling Salemites.
Then I knew I was in a happy and friendly
After having settled in my »room and reg
istering I began to feel at home immediately.
However, there is still that same feeling when
I roftm the halls and campus that any minute
I will encounter a familiar face—then I realize
these are Salemites I’ni meeting and the most
friendly group I’ve ever known.'
Although I mi.ss the corner drug store I’m
sure I won’t go hungry with Gooch’s so near
and after finding the bobby pins at the book
store I don’jt mind the rain any more.
You senior advisors have been wonderful in
showing us around, and we really would have
been lost without your help.
The quaint buildings, typical of Old Salem,
and the beautiful campus have appealed to us
all, and after having read the Alma Mater I
am sure all of us transfers heartily agree that
the “joy of comradeship is here” and the
spirit of Salem is ever present throughout
Sfee Gee Welcomes Ideal
I hope you’ve had a grand vacation and are
r-eady to settle down again. Even though we’ll
all make a great pretense of hating to get
back to work, I know we’re really glad to be
at Salem again and swap tales of our ^ummer
ft’s startling how much Salem can change
in the three months that we’re away. Some-
timeSj the alterations aren’t so pleasant but
this j>ear there are two or three new features
that all of you will love.
The Student Government Association hopes
that each of you is back with new ideas for
the improvements of Salem. We’ll be anxious to
hear your suggestions and to develop them
if possible. After all, it’s your Student Govern
ment and you can get what you want only by
letting it be known. Remember the student
government work is merely a matter of con
structing toward the ultimate happiness of all.
Anything you do to contribute toward this
end is student government work. Let’s all be
“Stee (}ee” this_year and make Salem a better
place than we found it.
You will find a few minor changes in the new
handbook. Do read the section on the Honor
System and remember that all of us have pro
mised to uphold it. Let’s not go back on our
word. Incidentally, you’d better brush up on
all the rules, too. There’s a bunch of smart
freshmen who bid fair to outshine us all if we
don’t watch out.
I wish for each of you a happy and successful
year. Through your cooperation 1 wish the
same for Student Government.
Farcrwell! thou art too dear for my possessing.
And like enough thou know’st thy estimate.
The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing;
My bonds in thee are all determinate.
For how do I hold thee but by thy granting.
And for that riches where is my deserving?
The cause of this fair gift in me is wanting,
And so my patent back again is swerving.
Thyself thou gav’st, thy own worth then not
Or me, to whom thou gav’st it, else mistaking;*
So thy gr(?at gift, upon misprision growing,
Comes home again, on better judgment making.
Thus have I had thee as a dream doth flatter—
In sleep a king, but waking no such matter.
A Freshman Speaks
Maybe you’ve weeded out a Janet Russell
from the Alice Chiles’s and the Peggy Gray’s
midst the mad chatter of “Where’s my trunk?”
or “Do you call this a closet?” and “What,
only two drawers?”
And though you don’t know it, you’ve pro
bably even hey-ed a Sarah Clark or a Barbara
Ward if you caught a glimpse of one dashing
around inquiring, “Doesn’t it ever stop rain
ing; my hair’s a sight.” Or “How on earth
can I learn the Dewey Decimal System?”
Rat you can be sure that sooner or later
that freshie in Sister’s, who was too timid to
ask where the dining room was and missed
two meals, will come around and that there’ll
be 152 genuwine Salemites in a few weeks.
To prove that we’ll probably become famous,
we’ve already distinguished ourselves with two
casualties. Pig Burton established a name for
herself with a lovely infirmary case, and Mary
Jane McGee deserves the Freshman Week
Purple Heart for that injured ankle she ac
quired. So you see, we just will be famous.
In addition, with our 22 music majors, we’ll
probably drive more than one upperclassman
batty while we beat out our Bach, boogie, and
Bizet. Vous preparee-vous!
So if you hear shouts of “Don’t we ever
hare time to sleep” and “My roommate’s
wonderful”, remember that we’ll be “orientat
ed” soon, and we’ll be giving our all to Salem.
Peggy Davis, freshman
It is a joy to return to Salem each fall and
see the improvements made on the campus dur
ing the summer for our comfort and conven
ience. ^Ve want to give a hearty vote of thanks
to those who have made the improvements pos
The first and most novel change is the use
of double-decker beds. They look as: though
they would be h)ads of fwi to sleep in but
how does one go about making up the top
deck? The bed^ are in Society, Lehman, and
Sisters’ so do go and see them.
Nearly every smoking room on the cam
pus has been rejuvenated. Clewell has been
freshly painted and the furniture has been re-
upholstered. Bitting is now decorated in white,
pale green, and pink — even the piano is pink!
Bitting also has a new door on the back side
which is undobtedly the most convenient im
provement made. The new furniture in Strong
is a big help. All in all the smoking rooms are
attractive so let’s keep them that way.
Society is fixed up so that it looks very liv
able. The Office Building has new paint on
the outside. Sisters’ has some new steps on the
inside and has been under the influence of
paint and paper too. The faculty has a new
living room on the first floor of Sisters’ which
is convenient. Quote—Isn’t it wonderful what
a little paint here and there can do?—Un
jffl— etaoin et nioahsldr