North Carolina Newspapers

    4, 1957
Mcuftime: Salem
Cotton dresses . . . crinoline ruffles showing
beneath a blowing skirt . . . khaki skirts (with
a buckle in the back) . . . cord suits . . . bur-
niudas . . . sandals . . . white Capezios . . ■
bathing suits . . . sunburned noses . . . birds
chirpping . . . new green leaves . . . last white
Dogwood petals . . . convertibles . . . limeade
. . . Moravian iced tea . . . picnics . . . Tangle-
wood . . . trips to the beach . . . Arpege drift
ing on cool breezes . . chats on the lawn after
meals . . . bare feet wiggling in and out of
flats in class ... the pool . . . night swimming
. . . candlelight serenade ... a kiss in the
moonlight on back campus ... “I love you”
Modern Bride magazines . . . walking up
town . . . term papers . . . Reading Day . . .
Exams . . : laying on the grass singing . . .
green . . . day-dreaming . . . European itiner
aries . . . procrastinating . . . persuading a
boy to go to the May Day pageant . . . apply
ing for a job . . . buying summer clothes . . .
straw hats . . . smiling up at the sun . . .
opening all of the windows . . . leaving the
room door open at night . . . excitement over
the coming end . . . sorrow over leaving . . .
making plans for the rest of life . . . Noxzema
Strong scholarships . . . Chopin at a sen
ior recital . . . chasing a tennis ball that went
over the fence . . . short, summer formats
. . . tears during the last singing of the alma
mater . . . mosquitos . . . May Dell . . . May
Day practices . . . powdery dust . . . electrical
storms . . . waiting for the court and for the
queen to come down the hill . . . fairies . . .
trolls . . . Delltasia . . . Maytime; Salem
—M. J.
Daily Challange J\/a?
All Salemites prepare the day
To welcome in the month of May.
Nature has \yell adorned this scene
For coronation of the queen.
She has decked the earth with flowers,
Nursed them with her April showers.
A joyful time, this springtime day
The jester thought along his way.
To the queen’s court he danced along.
How could a day like this go wrong!
Little he knew what lay ahead.
For through the woods some trolls were
Out of the woods they each pounced out;
Shrieking they chased him all about.
Ilunchedbacked and faceless were these trolls.
Evil spirits compelled their souls.
The little jestef tried to run
But he was snatched by more than one.
They kept him in the strongest net
ITntil the rescue by Jennette.
The story ends, thus, happily;
The court was filled with jubilee.
Since no more trolls exist today,
AVe’ll unite to celebrate May.
—Ann Siler
Published every Friday of the College year
by the Student Body of Salem College
OFFICES—Lower Floor Main Hall
Downtown Office—304-306 S. Main St.
Printed by the Sun Printing Company
Subscription Price—$3.50 a year
Associate Editor..
News Editor
Feature Editor ...
Faculty Advisor .
Martha Jarvis
- Mary Ann Hagwood
Lucinda Oliver
Jean Smitherman
Miss Jess Byrd
Business Manager Ellie Mitchell
Advertising Manager Rosemary Laney
Circulation Manager ....Mary Hook
Pictorial Editor Ann Fordham
Asst. Business Manager Peggy Ingram
Cartoonist — Anis Ira
Headline Editor ... Mary Jo Wynne
Columnists Margaret Mac Queen
Sue Cooper
Beyond the Square ..
Once again the time is here
The day which all Salemites fear.
Time to draw rooms has come.
With all its tears, screams, and humdrum.
Things so very bad
And all summer you’re sad.
Yet come October
And all your tears are over.
—M. J.
Last week, the U. S. took its
first action under the Eisenhower
Doctrine as the Sixth Fleet was
hurried toward the Eastern Medi
terranean because of the revolt in
Jordan. Now the revolt has quieted
down and King Hussein has ap
parently gained control over the
Communist and anti-Western up
risings. If this triumph lasts, it
will be an important defeat for
Egypt’s and Syria’s anti-Western
movement. If Nasser accepts his
defeat in Jordan, to save his face,
he may deny having anything to (do
with it or seek another spot in the
Middle East to win fresh triumph.
In the near future. Congress will
take up the question of improving
the speed of postal service. Post
master General Arthur E. Summer-
field says that he will not be satis
fied until letters may be delivered
between any two American cities
on the day after mailing. This will
call for research and development
of new machines and more fre
quent daily deliveries. Where is
all the money coming from—prob
ably higher postage.
In the current investigation of
the Teamsters Union and Dave
Beck, Senator John L. McClellan
says exposures are the inevitable
by-product, not the objective of
this process. He has never been
considered a headline hunter, and
is seeking permanent cures for the
misdeeds of some labor union of
ficials that are being uncovered.
He sees a need for two kinds of
laws. One would assure free and
open union election to select of
ficers, and determine union policy.
The other \yould guard again,st the
misuse of union fiin,ds by requiring
adequate accounting and auditing
The St. Lawrence SeaWay pro
ject is. growing more cOstly all the
time. There is inflation ,in ,eon-
, struction costs and errors in plan-
] ins. Instead of the estimated $96
billion in 1954, the U. S. share has
gone up to $143 million. Tolls will
be higher than expected and, thus,
less attractive to shippers. Tolls
in the early years of operation can
not cover expenses, but in 50 years
the canal is expected to pay the
cost of construction and operation.
, Lewellyn E. Thompson, Jr. was
recently selected as U. S. Ambas
sador to the Soviet Union. He
speaks Russian fluently and is now
Ambassador to Austra. He will
succeed Charles E. Bohlen.
Next month, Britain will have its
first H-bomb test. Prime Minister
MacMillan finds that this is a con
troversial issue that cuts across
party lines. Many Britons are un
happy and uneasy about the ' tests
but they will go on. There are
Soviet protests agaifist British
tests, . yet Moscow is stepping up
its nuclear tests. Russia’s tests are
estimated at more than forty since
There’s been an important change
in the weather in the Southwest.
Heavy snows and spring rains have
soaked fields that w'ere blowdng
away in dust. There’s new hope
that the drought is really ending.
Weather Bureau forecasteres note
that pow'erful forces in the upper
air masses appear to be at work
to bring crop-producing rains
throughout the Great Plains in the
growfing season ahead.
For the first time, travel by air
promises to exceed either train or
bus travel, in passenger-miles, dur
ing the year ahead. The big in
crease is in' airline trips of more
than 500 miles. Trains and buses
still dead on short trips and carry
far more people. Government of
ficials predict by 1960 that more
than 60 million passengers will ride
the Scheduled airlines.
• —Sue Cooper
In the heart of the Susquehanna River
valley in southeastern Pennsylvania lives a
unique group of people called the Pennsyl
vania'Dutch. This group includes Mennonites
the Amish and the Dunkards who came tt>
America in 1683 bringing with them a tongue
which, is principally “archaic German” al
though some English words have crept into
it. Now, after more than 200 years as a living
language, the native dialect of the Pennsyl-
vanic Dutch may be passing out of existance.
The National Geographic Society says in
another generation “Dutch” will be “about
all”. However, today, perhaps one half of the
population of Berks, Lehigh, and Lebanon
counties speak Pennsylvania Dutch and Eng
lish, also. At least three colleges offer courses
in it, Pennsylvania State University, Franklin
and Marshall, and Muhlenberg. There is some
literature, but it is chiefly a spoken language.
Such classics as “Did you bell? Ack, 1
belled, but it did not make 1” lead to a sign on
the door which reads “Bump, the bell don’t
make.” Mothers instruct their children, “Run
the stairs up and shut the windows down,”
Making a verb from out. They say, “Outer
the light, the electric is not to waste.”
The word “stroobly” is hair disheveled as
no other word can describe it. Words such
as “dopplich” (stupid), “furhuddled” (mixed-
up), and “sprity” (spray) prompt such
phrases “You are so dopplich it furhuddles me
and I forgot to sprity the lawn.” This might
lead to “Ach rell, the paper wants rain any
way, so t’s no different.”
In Pennsylvania Dutch, a “Glook” is a
mother hen and her chicks are “peeps”. A
“tool” is a small paper bag, and we might
hear it used in the market in this fashion,
“Shall I put it in a tool, or do you take it
Adverbs are used with great abandon in
sentences like “Don’t let her run off now yet,”
or “I’ve known her long already.”
A man who, has recently returned from a
vacation might be greeted on the street with
“Ah, your off is all?” In such questions, the
voice rises at the end and is left dangling.
I invariably -want to add ‘gone’ to expressions
such as this and to ones like “The pie is all.”
When giving directions to a stranger, a
Pennsylvania Dutchman might advise him
“turn 'the courthouse around and then turn
over” which means “go around the courthouse
and then turn at the first street.” Anyone
who could follow directions like that would
no doubt be a linguistic expert or no stranger
at all. These quaint people who even eat
strange food such as “shoo-fly pie” and hand
made “pretzels” will leave you with “AVlien
the little clot comes, the story’s all, ain’t?”
—Sidney Pegram
AThat would happen if Salem College:
mixed the dorms . . . installed a three branch
system (legislative, executive, and judicial)
. . . participated in more community service
projects . . . invited other schools to take part
in our vesper services . . . had a faculty-stu
dent play day for the freshmen during orien
tation . . . compiled a personal devotional
booklet . . . took slides of all activities to sho^r
the freshmen . . . invited a Hungarian student
to speak . . . had town parents for each stu
dent . . . made election campaigning more ex
tensive . . . had unlimited cuts and overnigM®
... had more foreign students?
These are a few of the suggestions made
by other schools at the recent NSA conven
tion at Hollins College
AVould they work at Salem?
—Sally Bovard

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