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Singing is a fine thing—all of us enjoy it.
It-makes us happy inside like the sight of a
Christmas tree. But singing is like a Christmas
tree—there is a time and a place for it. AVe
(fon’t believe that the dining room is the place
nor meals, the time.
Singing “Happy Birthday” and “Congratu
lations” in the dining room has been accepted
—people like to be recognized and we’re all for
it. But singing endlessly and singing practi
cally every song ever written is not the well-
bred or nice thing to do.
Last week at the birthday dinner, if we
had stopped with “Happy Birthday” and “Jin
gle Bells’, it wouldn’t have been bad, but when
we sang everything from “Down in the Valley”
to “Don’t Pence Me In”, it ceased to be amusing
or entertaining and became annoying, and to
say the least, childish.
The I. E. S. went to a great deal of trouble
to prepare for the party. The kitchen staff
worked hard on the food. Everything was in
order but a number of the students. AVe have
treats like this very rarely—can’t we appreci
ate tWbm and act as college students should?
It’s fine to love Carolina but can’t we wait
until we’re at a football game to sing the Alma
AVe want extra privileges. AA^e say we’re
mature. How can we expect to be treated as
a college student should, when we act as we
did last week?
Let’s save our singing for the smoke-houses
and the pep-rallies and behave ourselves at
meals as we should, proving to ourselves and,
everyone that we’re old enough to know what
is and should be expected of us.
“A\^hen do we start the next play ?” Rumor
has it that this was Miss Reigner’s first com
ment after the Pierrette production Frid,ay
night. AVe take off our hats to her spirit.
Such enthusiasm and capacity for hard work,
Avhieh seem to have infected the cast and the
behind-the-scenes workers, paid off in a good
performance of “Stage Door.” It should have
inspired other organizations and their, advisers
not to be satisfied with mediocrity.
Folderol Can’t Sing Or Play;
Merry Christmas Anyway
by S. D. Wright
During the Christmas Holidays there is an
appalling increase of death on the highways,
During the Christmas Holidays there is an
crease of persons under twenty-five using ears,
Last year, drivers between 18 and 24 years of
age were involved in 27 per, cent of all fatal
accidents. A recent nation-wide survey show,
ed that students believed the three principal
causes of accidents involving them were SPE
—in that order.
IfwA Carolina GaOe^ata Prc
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Mary Porter Evans
Peirano Aiken
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by Tootsie Gillespie
Folderol doubled up from a snow
ball in the left groin and three
playful freshmen crawled back in
their gopher holes, screaming with
laughter. Yes, it was the season of
the Yuletide, the season of good
wall. A moving van nearly ran her
down. It was the season of brother
ly love. A blood spattered body
dropped down 3rd. floor Clewell. A
spirit of giving was in the air. She
rushed to Moneybags Slavelly’s
store and bought gifts of glue, water
proof ottoman, covers and hair cloth
satchels for her friends. She felt
Her young life was full, and she
was living the Christmas season at
college to its fullest. After all, she
was living in a community of which
she was an integral part and she
was eager, burining—consumed with
desire to give her share.
Bolting down two packs of Nabs,
a 7-Up and a Squeaky, she ran to
Eememberance Hall, threw open the
door and pulled a shining Moravian
star from her tunic. There were
ugly holes in her Wragge blouse.
Filled with zest, she shimmied up
the A-flat pipe on the organ, sang
three choruses of “Deck the Halls
with Bowls of Jelly’’, and hung the
star (for which she modestly wanted
no credit).
The night of the Christmas ban
quet was finally here. Going into
the dining hall for the express pur
pose of eating food, she was seated
in front of tw^o lovely sprigs of gar
nished holly, three olives that had
given up the green and-turned black
and an object that might have been
celery in its better days. The whole
dining room was becomingly dark
ened to the point where the room
mate’s finger looked like a drum
stick. There were angry cries of
pain coming from various corners
of the room. Just as Young Inno
cent was preparing to clap a healthy
olive into her mouth, a small stout
figure dressed as Santa Claus but
who obviously was a girl on her hall,
came leaping from under a table,
spilled jolly old water down Pold-
erol’s jolly old-back with a jolly
old toy pack thrown carelessly over
Santa’s one good shoulder, the other
one being withered. The figure cap
ered around the room, making gut-
teral noises until somebody threw
After the wreck, comes the reckoning, but
what can girls do before a wreck happens.
Girls are at a disadvantage, because on dates
they are seldom at the wheel. Furthermore,
no male likes to be told how to drive and, no
a half-Nelson on it and threw it in girl wants to be a prudish party pooper, but
, , , the zone of safety is in your heads and hands,
le lozen s . Below are some tactful tactics for girls to use
Making another effort to eat, Pol- to avoid car, tricks that often end in a grand
One person in every 4,500 will be killed in
an automobile accident this year.
derol lifted the fork and was jerked
rudely by a neighbor at the table
a bulking girl with bulging biceps
and glaring eyes. ^ date that likes to speed, you could
“C’mon, stupid Stand up when hitch a 5,000 pound weight to the rear bumper.
, , , . ,,, V Gr you could put chewing gum on the wheels,
they’re playing “Mammy”! lou ^ ^
or. attach an alarm on the acceloratoi which
from the South, ain’t dial” , • j. u u i
■would ring out whenever the speedometer re-
Folderol stood up. gistered above the safe driving range. These
Then a chorus j)f off key voices have been known to retard speeders.
If your date still doesn’t get the idea, you
might eVen whisper in his ear that perhaps he
didn’t know he was going as fast as he was
boomed “Jingle Bolls”.
Folderol sat down.
Next came the Carolina pep song.
Folderol grew sick from lack of
Before 10 minutes and the first
course had elapsed, the entire group
had slashed through four versions of
“Three Blind Mice”, “The Christ
mas Song” done acapella, “A Drool
in’ Fool,” with pantomine, “All I
Want For Christmas” (with one
table doing the solo part) and a
rousing climax of Handel’s “Mes
siah ’ ’ with encores. Folderol drop
ped a quarter into the hat and went
to Goodway’s for something to eat.
Deaths per 1000 Injury Accidents
Up to 20 m. p. h. 14
20 to 30 m. p. h. 22
30 to 40 m. p. h. 27
40 to 50 m. p. h. 33
Over 50 m. p. h. 77
In the second place, don’t day-dream,
drive! Some people at the wheel are like
James Thurber’s AValter Mitty who thought lie
tvas piloting a great big four engine plane in
stead of his car. One solution for preventing
misplaced day-dreaming is to make thought-
provoking statements on the order of “Isnt
that broken line in the middle of the road ^
bright yellow?” How d.o you keep your car
so shiuey? Have we got enough gas?” Mayh
, . the words vou emphasize will set up a chain
sopranoes ma mg a feeble attempt reaction in vour date’s head, and he’ll drive
at smgmg carols. Herpine stopped and not day-dream.
good-naturedly and opened her u
One traffic fatality occurs every d
Burping contentedly, you-know-
who treked across the snow and
came upon a group of adenoidal
mouth to help out when a fist was
plunged into it—
1 u , . Clowning, the third cause of accidents, is
^ e on nee no lelp, see! If another problem to attack before it happens-
seniors are supposed to carol, we’ll What your date is trying to do is to impress
do the caroling and no pimple-faced, you, if you are impressable by wreckless driv-
blout-belhed cadaverous clout like ing. Tell your date how carefully he drives
you IS gonna’ ruin our tune. Here, before he downs, then he won’t fail to con-
clap ’er trap, Murgatroid! ” And tinue to live up to your expectations. S’!
with that, Folderol realized that she should you find that he’s downing let
wasn’t wanted. Tears of hurt pride ^ruow that you are a woman of the world (3^
streamed down her burning little ’"’eiuld, like to continue to be SO !) and that sue
antics fail to. impress you. In connection wi
clowning, a word to the wise:
If you’re gonna hit the bottle
It’s not wise to hit the throttle.
Liquor slows down reactions and speeds uP
carelessness. And “just one is enough
you take chances”—mavbe vour last chak
face. First a moment of despair
then indignation!
She kicked an old lady. Who were
they to tell her? She ground her
teeth. She could sing as good as
they! She jerked the leg off a pas
sing dog, and beat it to death with
the bloody end. She’d show ’em!
She threw snow in the registrar’s
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Circulation Manager
Joyce Privette
Betsy Sebaum
— Betty McBrayer
Mary Faith Carson
Janie Fo-wlkes
Mmvi eijrtstmag anb
Mtia Hear -
In this matter, don’t be lax-i
If at all doubtful, call a taxi.
One-fifth of the drivers involved in
automobile accidents ■were reported
been drinking.
Statistics tell how many
They don’t tell who
If you’re not careful
It may be YOU.
(Facts and statistics used in this ai
- compiled by The Central
Safety Committee of Lumbermens
hxalty Company principallj’’ from ^ ^

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