September 19, 1947.
Salemites Sight ’n Insight U. S
FindOrleans Fasinating’n Fun
by Carolyn Taylor
To go or not to. go? Of course
as Mother pointed out everyone
should see the wonders of his own
country. And nineteen is a good
strong age to put up with the in
conveniences of travel. On the other
hand the beach with no 'shoes, no
clothes much - - - just a lazy sum
mer looked very attractive to me
after nine months of school.
Still the first day of July found
me in the train> station of Char
lotte preparing to leave for a
month’s tour of the U. 8. and Can
ada. Greeting a fellow Salemite - - -
that quiet, self-contained Janie
Morris - - - I doarded the train to
the tune of my fond parent’s warn
ings not to loose my • traveler’s
My first surprise as I walked into
the pullman was a cold blast of air.
We were to travel on air-conditioned
pullman, .just as the pamphlet had
said. My second surprise was quite
a shock, too, as my fellow travelers
seemed to be happy, normal girls - - -
and there wasn’t a Rand-McNally
Atlas in sight!
Most of the first day was spent
in making acquaintances of t he
girls. Dutifully assuming our roles
as sight-seers, we all gazed out the
window at the foothills of South
Carolina and Georgia - - - breath
taking scenery as anyone who has
traveled that route can tell you.
Before retiring, I was invited by a
friend to rise at 4 a. m. to see the
thriving city of Mobile. Deter
mined not to miss a thing, I eagerly
We arrived in New Orleans at
nine and by dint of nightly prayers,
I never hope to see a hotter placp!
We toured the city in cars and
visited the French Quarter, all mus
eums, and even attended mass in a !
two-hundred year old French Cat
hedral. The afternoon was left to '
our own devices and so I went with
six others to see the French Quarter
by foot. Having been assured of the
New Orlean hospitality we visited
every antique shop and courtyard
restaurant in the district. After
ourselves away from this
fascinating section and back to our
h'otel, we left for Antoinnes Restau
rant where we were to eat dinner.
Tipycally tourists we gaped at every
one and everything in this two-hun
dred year- old French restaurant—
particularly at the couple greedly
We left New Orleans at eleven
that night. We were to pass over
the Mississippi River via the Huej:
Long bridge at twelve. Janie and
I, still eager sight-seers, were deter
mined not to miss the Mississippi
and walked back to the observation
(Cont. on page six) .
A Rook Review
Shax Mulman, one of the noving
leadelist of today, procently
duced a wagnificent firk of siction
Charefoot Boy with Beak. With re
markable unsight and inderstanding
he stortrays the pruggles of a yo
ormal nung tpy of booday.
Schister Mulman harries sis cub-
ject brom the feginning of his college
career through his acceptance into
a frolVsome American whaternity
and up to his carting pom frollege,
taused by a tittle crouble with lests.
nevertheless, our nero has lotten
a got out of college: how to slay
politare, or fexample.
Won the hole, this book gives a
fine soss-crection of what American
tuth is yooday.
In stiew of that yast latement,
when you have binished the fook,
you will probably yoot shourself or
lign up for the Soreign Fegion or
a coursics physe.
(Cohtinued from page four)
Mrs. Hooch adjusted her specs and
announced, “I was talking to some
of the girls oil campus this morning,
and everybody seems to be shocked
about Rachel Kepley and Anna Mor
rison’s approaching marriages. The
Juniors surely hate to lose two class
members. Anna plans to continue
her studies with her husband at the
r. of Florida. Nat Henry is to be
married too. The groom is the man
she met on the train, last winter
and invited home for breakfast!”
“Mrs. Gravely, please have some
of my salted hazelnuts.”
“Thank you Mrs. Hooch. - - -
Have you heard about Nancy
McColl? She’s going to study this
year at the University of Zurich in
Switzerland. It’s a wonderful op
portunity, isn’t it? Nancy’s going
to come back, however, and graduate
with the class of ’49.”
“By the way, Mrs. Gravely, do
you take Vogue? I want you to
look in the August 15 issue. Among
some printed excerpts from the
theses of contestants in the Prix de
Paris contest, Hope Marshall (’47)
has been quoted - - - three whole
‘ ‘ Well, Mrs. Gravely, ’ ’ Mrs. Hooch
said in a subdued tone, “you know
I can’t tolerate gossip and I firmly
believe that an idle tongue is the
Devil’s workshop, but before you
go home, I’ve got just one thing I
must tell you.” She leaned over
and whispered something in Mrs.
“No-oooo—you don’t mean it!
Not Libby Peden Lindsay and Babe
Efrid Little both!” Her eyes were
shining. “Well isn’t that just fine,
f’m so happy for them! —Now Mrs.
Hooch, come to see me real soon.
Goodby. ’ ’
Fashion Editor Fans Lengths;
Warns Dissenters To Unite
Welcome To Salem
Students and Faculty
When eating off the campus
may we serve you our delicious Food.
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by Betsy Boney
Hi gals! Did ya know there’s
scheme up again all us women! Yes,
a disastrous plot has been formed!
A lot of money is at stake, as well
as a lot of reputations, (as good
dressers). This plot? Yes! A plot
to change the styles has been started
and is growing on an alarming scale.
What can we do—what can we say?
That’s simple. Let’s all stick to
gether and say no, no, no! What’s
a few inches anyway—between
friends? Fifteen inches, fourteen
inches, but let’s not go crazy!
Longer skirts are okay! Nobody
likes to see knees—unless they are
unusually good-looking, which lets
us knock-kneed girls right out. A
decent length is fourteen inches
and with this old fashion hound it’s
fourteen inches or bust. What say!
The American designers and manu
facturers are behind this movement,
but let’s just ‘ ‘ block tJiat kick ’ ’.
That is let’s defend our freedom!
And that’s what it is, a defense of
our freedom. Nobody can feel very
free in tight skirts around their
ankles and wasp waist corsets. Come
on kids, let’s be practical. Enough
is enough. And fourteen inohes
from the floor is enough. Besides
contrary to popular belief, women
do dress for men, and the American
man likes to see our legs, not the
tops of our shoes! Let’s go! Four
teen inches or bust.
Also new this year are those
wonderful sw'ingtail coats with
hoods, (and oh‘so practical) These
are best in corduroy or heavy wool
en?, with bright plaid linings. Oh
so chic for football games.
This is indeed the year of silks
and satins. Oh such lovely lusci
ous fabrics. We will wear simple,
tailored, satin cocktail suits, sleek
satin dinner ^ dresses and heavenly
satin formats. Satin is the latest
thing, and you can get such beauti
ful colors. Baby blue, black and
honey-beige seem to be the favorites.
Eenee, of Hollywood says the
smartest dressed girl is the one with
a small wardrobe! Why! This
famous designer says that a smaller
wardrobe is easily cared for, and
easier to replace. Basic suits, basic
dresses and more expensive acces
sories see a smart girl through for
Male Tested Fashions
With an eye on the male opinion,
this gal questioned a group of Caro
lina males as to what they prefer
on theid favirite girl friend.
2-3 in favor of skirts.
4-1 against artifical flowers in the
2-3 in favor of satin and velveteen
(Reason—makes a gal look oh so
100% like red! Also like (1) black,
(2) blue, (3) any color.
100% in favor of strapless formals
(or at least off the shouUler.)
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