Oct. 6, 1944.
On New Privileges
The major question discussed among both
new and old Salemites at the moment is the
eventual outcome of the new petition concern
ing the lengthenng of dating hours for Salem.
We feel that we are being unfair to no one in
any respect when we request this change. This
petition is concerned only with Saturday night
j)rivileges and pertains only to girls with dates.
At present this petition reads that juniors and
seniors should be allowed to date until twelve
o’clock, sophoim)res until eleven-thirty, and
freshmen unti eleven.
We feel that this request would in no man
ner conflict with the wishes of the parents of
the students of Salem. When a girl is old enough
to attend college she should be sufficiently ma
ture to judge for herself the proper hour to
return to the campus when dating.
The question has been raised demanding it
thi,s change of legislation is fair to girls who do
not date 'as often as others. We feel that
there is no need of altering the rules concern
ing those of us who are not dating. There is
no place for a girl to go without' a date on
Saturday night after eleven o’clock; conse
quently, there is no need to alter the rules con
cerning girls without dates. During a year in
college the occasion Avill arise several times
for everv girl when she will wish to 'be allowed
a few extra minutes with her date.
Wtih a war going on, no girl has an opportun
ity to date as often as ghe might like. Our
(iates at the present consist mostly of boys on
furlough who have very few chances of visit
ing on our campus. Is it fair to tell a boy who
may have only one evening to spend with his
giri that he must leave the campus by eleven
o’clock? An extra half hour, or hour, will mean
a great deal to both the girl and her friend in
such an instance. The inevitable answer to this
(juestion will be that special arrangements for
late j)ermission have been granted in such an
instance. This only causes additional worry
for the dean, who must use her own discretion
in deciding what case warrants such as per-
iiiission. With this new rule in effect there
should be very few cases in which late per
mission would be requested. The war-time sit
uation is going to make the requests for late
permissions a definite problem for the dean;
but we believe that this new rule will entirely
erase the problem.
Many other girls’ schools have dating
permissions which are much more liberal than
our present regulations. We do not wish to seem
unreasonable in our requests, nor de we feel
that we have been extreme in our prsent re
quest. We greatly appreciate th^ many new
social privileges granted us in the past, and
we hope that this new petition will be given
careful consideration by the legislative body of
the student council.
— L. W
There is absolutely nothing to speak of this week . . . well practically
nothing ... Of course, we could launch into an ode about the beautifully
colored leaves — that is if the leaves were beautifully colored, but
since they are not, in the average mind at least, leave us forgt it . . .
Perhaps wo should jmrsue this philosophic subject further. If any
one ever waves a blue pencil in front of your nose and asks you what
it is, don’t — for — heaven’s — sake — say — it — is — a — blue —
peneill . . . let it be anything but that ... As long as you don’t admit
it’s a ]>encil, you are walking with them what are really in the know!
Sometimes wcf get a strange sensation that it would be better in these
critical times to be a long Bearded philosopher than just among the
rank and file of civilians. . .
This odd bit of humor was afloat Tuesday . . . We were vainly
trying to reason why them flags were hoisted on either side of the gate
. . . We named everything over from the birthday of Georgie to
Founder’s Day and found no logical explanation . . . Then one exccfedingly
bright little senior remarked “ I know — it’s celebrating Russel’s 25th
anniversary as chef. Finding no better reason, and that being
a very good one, we took it . . .
Lei’s stop this aimles.s chit chat for a moment and remark on the
niost wonderful bit of news this week . . . this whoU? month, really
. . . The wonderful bit of news? Why it’s Libbie Holder, Jr., of courso
. . . Come this Sunday she will be one whole week old—all right and
one half poumls and twenty inches of her . . . Mommy and daughter
doing nicely, thank you . t .
Tests . . . ugg ... so soon it rears its ugly head. ... In one wild
rave we lashed furiously at the monster in the attempt to off with its
head . . . When at last the smoke lifted and wo could see ... we saw
not one but THREE heads learihg at us . . . We told our friend
Eeyore but he was too busy looking for his tail so we helped him
look . . . What do you think we foundT . . . Christopher Robin’s plan.s
to capture Baby Roo . . . the World just must be round . . .
By next week we hope to have changed our whole personality . . .
(that is, w(? try to understand ourselves—which, we are sure, is be
yond human endurance) . . . but what with one semester in psychology
and also in philosophy is there any doubtt Wonder what Dr. Mac
was so smug about last Monday ... he surely did go into a tail spin
when little gal allowed how she only expected to get vague ideas
out of his course . . ye gods . . . You could actually see all of those
years of study come in for a crash landing right n his shoulder^ . . .
Heh, heh . . . Cheer up. Dr. Mac. When we turn out to be a hypro-
introverted—maniac, then you can laugh . . . and your revenge ain’t far
off . . .
Well, jitter on, my little bugs, you’re only modern once . . .
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La literatura castellana es ie tradicion completamente latinaJ
Despues de haber sido vencidos por los romanos, los iberos hablaban el
latin, aunque no muy correctamente. Hubo, sin embargo, literatos de
renombre, como Seneca, Lucano, Marcila, ^ Quintiliano, que fueron
espanoles de nacimiento. Pero bajo los Cesares, el latin que hablaba el
pueblo era incorrecto y fue descomponiendose todavia mas con el
transcurso del tiempo.
Hay que tener presente que la lengua latina no se extendio por
lo que hoy son Provincia| Vascongadas y Navarra, mientras que los
terminos del Este fueron ocupadas por los rosellonea cuya lengua di6
origen al moderno Catalan.
Como muchas otras lenguas el espaiiol era influido grandemente por
latina, y mucha literatura admirable se ha c'scrito en espanol. Por que
no ustedes tratan de leer mas de Espaiio y su historia este aiio para que
la entendamos mejorf
Civic Music Tickets
On every side Salemites are complaining of
the liMiited number of Civic Music Association
tickets available this year to Salem students.
We realize that the situation is a difficult one
but we do not consider it an unavoidable one.
Although we wish to cooperate in evei’y way
possible, we feel that the matter has been
handled wrong from the beginning. We, as
past members of the OiviC Music. Association,
feel that the tickets should have been offered to
pa.st supporters before being offered for sale
to non-members. Those who have yearly pur
chased tickets should have been given the first
option on them. Then the remaining tickets
could be offered for sale to the general public.
Many of us would have been more than will
ing to buy our tickets last spring, even though
we would have been taking the risk of owning
a ticket should we have not returned to col
lege this year. Salem College and Academy stu
dents have always purchased a large number of
Civic Music Association memberships, and it
seems surprising to us that a sufficient number
of tickets, based on our past membership, were
not reserved foE us.
Naturally there will be some performances
which both girls owning one ticket will wish
to see, and this will cause a hardship on one
of the two. Since the situation has already oc
curred and can not be remedied this year, how
ever, most of us will be willing to double up
on our purchase of tickets. We are hoping
though that next year this matter will be handl
ed more competently and in such a way that
loyal supporters of the past will receive their
due consideration in the future.
Red Gross Work
Did you know that last year Salem students
rolled 27,.')! 5 Red Cross bandages in five
months! This year, Adele Chase, chairman of
the War Activities Council of Salem, has set
a goal of 10,000 bandages a month, and our
contribution to the war effort of Salem should
be to see that this goal is met.
The Council is opening its Red Cross Sur
gical Dressing Room Monday, October 9, in
the basement of Clewell. The room will be
open five days a week, Monday through Fri
day, between the hours of two to six in the
afternoon and seven until nine at night. A rep
resentative from the Winston-Salem Red Cross
Headquarters gave a course for supervisions
on Wednesday to a group of students. College
and Academy faculty members who were ap
pointed to superintend the work.
Let’s keep up the good work of last year
and roll all the bondages we can jn our spare
I loved you once in days long gone.
My heart still loves you yet.
And that I ever did you wrong
Is but my deep regret.
The things my heart could say to you,
1 dare not to reveal;
Yet trust my love will still be true
When death its toll will steal.
To cause you pain was not my plan,
Tho^igh the pang of pain be sweet
To what has sifted through love’s sand,
And lays now at my feet.
As I fear that soon my time be spent.
When earth and I must part.
On every side your just contempt
Cries warnings to my heart.
Forget, forgive, is all I ask,
To understand, too much.
For heav’n removes each earthly ma^k,
And there I’ll feel your touch.
High Cost of Frolic
Sophomore Court has been a part of a fresh
man’s beginning weeks for several years. When
the idea is carried out in its best sense, it
can be a valuable aid in giving the freshmen
that feeling of really belonging—and no harm
can come to the sense of importance which it
imparts to the sophomores for a few days. No
freshman who is a good sport will object to
running a few errands and affording a little
amusement if the sophomores command them
in the right spirit a'nd if they do not require
This year the impossible was required—and
not only the impossible but the indecent. The
result, it seems, was inevitable. There can be
no hazing or Sophomore Court as long as
the practice is abused in this manner. It may
be a long time before we see it again!