Sept. 22. 1944.
Greeting chums! Yep, right here I be
Back on the job—Tain’t nobody but me
Ye olde snoop sniping gossiper
Tattling on the would be dignified senior!
First of all a warning word
To all of those who haven’t heard
Of the famed Stee Gee Denning
Who’s dead set agin yo’ sinning.
Don’t break any rules even if yo\i could
Cause with those contact lens she sees twice
But back to the gossip—Nell and Helen those
AVith Adele herself showing them the ropes
Crashed ’ole New York, and some lessons they
In night life which Adele knows like a book.
And get Crowell to tell you ’bout her hard
Her experiences in the hospital are really funny
Speaking of jobs as silly as this may sound
Luanne really had one—with the Morganton
And shirking her work Fan visited about,
But ’Twas from her uncle’s office she took time
But if you want to hear about honest to good
Just listen to Adele rave on the evils of clerk
Mary Ellen as usual went to Chapel Hill
From all reports she really made a kill.
Peggy leaving Carolina went to Myrtle beach
So there would still be me within her reach.
And of the uncommunicating Gudger, I say,
“No Se” ’cept she was seen weeding the greens
Oh my! that’s a nice piece of blackmailing,
Pink won’t dare squeal on you and Miss Ves(t).
But now let’s turn to the romantic side
Did you know that Garrison took a ride
Down to see Paul and emerged with a ring
That oh my goodness is a gorgeous thing.
Kathleen I hear you operated at night
The beach in the day time—too many people in
You’ll have to work fast girls for Formy-Duval
With a summer at the Med School,—has a start
on us all.
^lary Frances, Luanne, Sauls and Molly those
One night at Phine-Fat’s had 3 dozen fits
They ran like rabbits and reached home out of
Cause three soldiers chased ’em and scared ’em
Speaking of fits—have you ever seen Jenny .
Get on a high horse and thro-^- one of hei' many?
“Believe it or not” no reflection on Ripley
She threw one at Molly’s—her best absotively!!
Have you heard of Jane Frazier—yes. yes yes
Three programs a week on WSJS.
And one of the Seniors smart little lass,
Betty Jean Jones is teaching a class!I!
My rhyming and meter is not what it ought
This is no masterpiece, but don’t blame me
The purpose of this epistle was to give you the
And that’s what I’ve, done, enlightened you, I
Letters From The Service
(There seem to be no bard poets in the other
classes—as yet—but here’s the news in prose—r-
D. Little is beaming over the fact that Roy
has completed his 50 missions.
No details—but what’s this we hear about
Cecil and Wink?
August 21 seems to be the “big day” for
Garrison. Could it be that Paul gave her a
Polly made another one of her flying trips
this summer. This time it wasn’t to Salisbury
but down to Fbrt Benning to see Ed.
You might be interested in knowing that
after all of Mary Miller’s talking and planning
last year—it isn’t the Cadet Nurse Corps, nor
the Red Cross, nothing less than the Lady
Marines for Mary.
Tf you read the Davidsonian this summer you
no doubt saw that the biggest “love affair on
the campus” was between Jean Yoiingblood
and Bill Smith.
The summer wasn’t quite long enough for
Barb—of course she only jnissed being with
George three week-ends but!
Martha Sherrod and Ed seem to be on the
outs. Could summer school be the basis for this
as.sumptirtn ? R.S.^.P.
For any information concerning the “white
hats” of Annapqlis, see Helen Robbins.
We sure are glad to hear that Buddy re-
Fair^ how was your trip out to Kentucky this
summer to see your “dream-man?”
From a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air
Corps stationed “somewhere in England”:
“Merry old England is just as beautiful as
I had ever imagined. Everything is so very
green that one rarely sees a spot any other
color. The yards of even the smallest cottages
are just like the pictures you have seen—
masses of hollyhocks, dahlias, sunflowers, and
a hundred others. The people, from old scare
crows eighty years old to tots five and six,
love their bicycles. They also like to visit the
pubs at about seven in the evening for mugs
of beer, cider, or stout ale. Little children de
light in seeing an American soldier. “Gum,
chew-um?” they’ll ask, or “Loope coins for
the movies?” Some of the English girls will
do almost anything for lipstick of rouge.
They will ride by us on their bicycles, stop
just a little ahead. When we pass them, they
ride on again, stop again, and so on. I be
lieve that some of them are seriously looking
for husbands . . .
“Plying to England was what took so long—
ten days. We continually ran into bad wea
ther and were lost once. We managed, how
ever, to see places we would have missed other
wise. We climbed mountains, fished, swatted
mosquitoes, and scraped floating ice with our
“I believe the thing I miss most is good
Southern Dairies ice cream. I bought some
in Glasgow last week that tasted like dish
water. It was supposed to have been a straw
berry sundae, but turned out to be a soup dish
with plain strawberries floating about in the
“I like the English people, though. They do
not have the food or money that we have,
but one seldom hears them complaining.
■They’re j'olly industrious folks, who take things
as they come. They will go to all sorts of
trouble in showing you their churches, gardens,
their organs, etc. They love their poets and
“The news sounds better today. I hope that
we can soon bring the Axis to surrender.
There are so many things all of us would
rather be doing than fighting. . . ”
Salem Suffers Regrettable Loss
In Death of Mr. Holder
From another lieutenant in England:
“We have been having some rather nice
weather for a change, l)ut it still rains most
every day. It really doesn’t seem like July.
1 get cbki at night lots of times. We have been
going into these little towns ai'ound here, and
it really is somethhin’. The girls are plentiful,
but they aren’t so hot lookin’. Lipstick and
inakeu)) are practically non-existent over here,
and most of them have teetli that look like they
lip snufl' all the time.
“There are these places called “pubs” which
are rather like a tavern. One goes there and
drinks “bitters” (beer) and just sits around
talking. Thei'c are no juke boxes, so you can im-
:;iiiu> what it is like just to sit tliere and drink.
“Tf it weren’t for the libraries and movies,
I don’t know what we would do for entertain
ment. There are “cinemas” in these towns, but
the films are about four or five years old. “Gone
with the Wind” is having its first run over
here, I think. I saw “Song of Bernadette”
last night in one of the post theatres—it really
was good, too.
“One night last week a pal and I went into
town to a dance. W’^e had a “rawther” good
time too. They dance hei'e just about like they
do in the States. The music is rather “two-
steppy” if you know what I mean—jumpy.
They can jitterbug too, amazing women, these
English! I think tliey- intermission l)est.
“I met a fellow from Winston-Salem the
othei’ day. He seemed to know plenty about
Salem—maybe I’ll find out a few things!!!”'
Salem suffered a great loss in the
heroic death of Edward M. Holder,
assistant professor of history. Of
Salem’s professors he was one of
the most popular and was always
interested in each student’s indi
vidual progress. His loss was also
folt in the community because Mr.
Holder was a prominent civie and
chureh worker and a Boy Scout
The fact that he bravely gave
his life to save a drowning boy at
Camp Lasatet is a proof of the life
of service he rendered.
When one came in contact with
Mr. Holder one could immediately
sense the integrity, the interest, the
living spirit that served as an in
fluence for others.
Dr. Anscombe wrote in tribute:
“Edward Holder was a Christian
gentleman of the highest order. He
was saint without being sanctimon
ious; he was a puritan and yet no
pietist.. He was essentially clean,
sincere, frank and practical . . .
“That he should lose his life in
an attempt to save another was in
harmony with Edward Holder’s con
cept of religion and of citizenship.”
Therear e no words that can pay a
fitting tribute to the life that Mr.
Holder lived. May his spirit remain
with us and influence Salemites in
nil the years to come.
EDWARD M. HOLDER
RAY W. GOODRICH
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