^^hat Do Salemites Do On Week Ends? Smitherman and Jarvis
For Press Conference
This weekend, they’re traveling, loafing, and studying
The time is Every Week End at
Salem College. The place: Any
suade the others to go get pizza,
tired of steak and salads.
She counts silently the others
Dorm. The girls: Any Girl, an dating. Enough for
excited freshman, or a desperate , thank goodness. Last week-
senior. . end was awful! Everybody studied
Now the dorm is fairly quiet. 1 Some people think
Three girls sit in the living room, | to date every weekend,
talking spasmodically. The first matter -who or what
sits perched on a suitcase, dangling
her pointed-toe pump—at first ner
vously. then remembering, ^ calmly.
She glances down, checking t re
sophisticated picture of 'acquire
p-.^is and cigarette. Satisfied, she
rontemolates the coming weekend.
T],:s date has been nlanned tor
weeks. Now she wishes shed
'vahed Goino to Davidson is old
now, and UVA seems so much
The third girl coughs—the usual
Salem variety. The keys seem to
be blurring together on the type
writer. If only she could get this
paper finished. She would have
one up on rushing; too many as
signments, three tests, and Mr.
Paine. Just once, to have a paper
written, typed, and delivered two
days ahead of time. She d be
caught up—actually ! Last weekend
1 1 _ — . . ^ 1 ^
id Uv.A seems so i caiiglit up—aciuai.v .
Neither one seems too hot : meant to do her m^e-
“ - 1 . i , T-> , l)av
vben she thinks about her room
mate going to Princeton. A blind
date with an Ivy-League Yankee
a little frightening. Other things
can be iust as exciting-^'be Rose
Rail at Duke, Germans, Old South.
Homecoming at State. But
people like to travel — somebody
left for Nebraska last Thursday.
The furthest she’d ever been was
to Wrightsville Beach for the A.za-
lea Festival. That was the last
time she’d dated that Zete.
A telephone rings frantical y on
the third floor. Scampering teet
hurry down the hall, sliding up o
a halt on the second ring. Beta,
from Davidson, no doubt, wanting
ten goodlooking dates for 5: .
The girl on the floor glances at
her watch-3 :20. Time for another
coke. She crushes out her cigar
ette and shuffles down to the base
ment. Coming slowly back °
the room, puffing from the
she gazes down at her work. ^ o '
taire is certainly tiring, especially
after a trip downtown. Yogi-UKe,
she lowers herself onto the oor.
She goes through the moyemen s
of laying the cards out neatly, pu
ing off her saddles with the buckles
in the back, lighting a Kent, an
placing the nearest ashtray riearer.
Sighing from the effort, she begins
her seventh game. With occasiona
cheating, she makes the whole thing
Vaguely, she wonders what to
wear to the Steak House. 'g
as well get dressed up. No a
lowers the morale. Brown skirt
and sweater . . . gold earnngs
heels? Yes. Maybe I can per
French. But that Beta from David
son had called . . . Suddenly, she
feels a little dizzy. Subconsciously, continues,
she has been avoiding the fever
she knows she has. And the paper
only half done, too. She shouldn’t
have eaten that hot dog for l""'^-
She makes another mistake. To
heck with it. Better get my tooth
brush and some pajamas. Some
people have to staj'^ four days.
Gosh, I don’t even care—I feel
She bunches her paper and notes
in a half-hearted pile, then wavers
toward the general direction of in
firmary, via the room.
The front door swings open to
admit assembled crew cut, charcoal
pants, striped jacket, and crew neck
sweater. It has a cuter grin on its
face than the first girl had re
membered. UVA fades.
The room lightens temporarily
as the door closes after the Salem-
ite and her date. Their voices re-
ced'e and the flip-flip of the cards
The senior members of the
Salemite staff have selected Jeane
Smitherman as the junior who will
accompany Martha Jarvis to the
Associated Collegiate Press con
ference in New York, November 7,
8, and 9.
The girls will be a part of a
group who will study different
a college newspaper, and hope to
problems which arise in putting out
bring back helpful suggestions for
improvement of our paper.
The Association has planned a
workshfjp which will cover the
topic, “The Newspaper” and has
cussions which will cover different
also planned a group of panel dis-
phases of newspaper work busi
ness, editorial, and pictorial.
The conference will be held in
the New Yorker Hotel and will
consist of about eight hundred
delegates from American college
The Salemite is a member of the
Associated Collegiate Press which
is a national organization for col
lege publications, including year
books, literary magazines, and
newspapers. Each semester the
Associate Collegiate Press offers a
critical survey to its members at
which time the publications are
judged and given a rating accord
ing to their classification and size
of student body and times of pub
lication. A guide book also ac
companies this rating with sug
gested improvements and definite
examples of errors.
Along wuth the meetings, w'hich
continue throughout the day, the
agenda for the conference also in
cludes a luncheon with a note-
w'orthy speaker in the field of
journalism, and a social hour. They
have also allowed free time in the
evenings for the delegates to take
advantage of the opportunities of
fered in New York.
The girls plan to leave by train
the night of the 6 and return to
campus the morning of the 10.
Jeane is Feature Editor of the
Salemite and Martha is Editor-m-
Li/e In The Infirmary
Revealed By Flu Victims
In Music Hall
.1, I,ci of the seven! As beds evere straightened and
Just as the last of
gongs were struck by the Moravian P catnaps before Di
Church clock, the girls in ward
seven on second floor of the col
lege infirmary were awakened, not
by the clock radio and alarms, but
bv a light shake of the arm. As
eyes slowdy opened, the cruel ther
mometer was popped into yawning
mouths, and all the girls day
dreamed of having no temperature.
With pad in hand, watch on arm
and a tired but encouraging smile.
Mrs Fowler checked pulses, re
corded “temps”, and prepared us
for breakfast. i r the
After this ligkt breakfast, the
groans and complaining of
ficient nourishment for a day m
bed were echoed throughout the
infirmary. Mrs. Fulp followed close
blind the maids who removed
trays and with her came the medi-
SL-aspirins, nose spray, and
AlToTthe more fortunate girls
were allowed to take antibiotics to
combat flu germs, but the others
were supposedly content and re-
lieved with “aspirin —
tied down for catnaps before Dr.
Bahnsori came. Upon learning of
his arrival from spies posted on
the stairs, brushes were brought
forth, faces .washed,, and powder
and lipstick were applied.
The girls were now ready and
as the only visitor from the “out
side” entered the door, a choru.s
of, “Oh, Doc! We feel sogood
don’t you think we can go” was
hushed by Miss Newlin. After
puching glands, thumping chests,
and examining throats, we were
told “Let’s see, you had two-tenths
of a degree of fever yesterday, but
you’re doing fine.”—no word about
when the release was!
The door closed behind Dr. Balm-
son and as if on signal the re
strained cough hacked forth. Some
how Sarah Wray always seemed to
start and after her spasm, the
coughing progressed from bed to
bed—each girl trying to out-cough
Sarah, but you know the “bit Ray”.
With “Little Suzi” blaring forth
on Sandra Bullard’s (an academy
girl) radio, Betty Jon’s Pride and
(Continued on page three)
Alistair Cooke will be presented
November 7 at 8:30 in Memorial
Hall. This is. a re-scheduled ap
pearance on the Salem College Lec
ture Series. His first date was can
celled because of an automobile
accident after one of his television
Mr. Cooke is familiar to Ameri
cans as the M. C. of the brilliant
TV variety program, “Omnibus.’
For his fascinating accounts of the
American scene he has won the
Peabody Award, the highest prize
The British are also acquainted
with Mr. Cooke, for he _ has ob
tained notoriety through his unique
interpretations oT the United States
to the British. He is the Chief
American Correspondent of the
Manchester Guardian, and since
1938, has broadcast regularly over
B. B. C. on U. S. Affairs.
The Lecture Committee will en
tertain Mr. Cooke at dinner and at
an informal coffee either preceding
or immediately following the lec
Mr. Cooke will begin his lecture
promptly at 8:30 p.m.
(Note: Most of the work of the
I various organizations on campus is
evident; however, they also do a
lot that is not publicized. There
fore, we sent a notice to the vari
ous organizations asking for a sum
mary of their recent and future
plans. The Editor.)
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Recent activities of the huture
Teachers of America included an
interesting opening meeting for the
club. The week before school
opened students who planned to
practice teach this year observed
in their respective communities.
In a discussion led by Lillian LIol-
land, students from other states
related some of the more out
standing things they had observed.
Schools in California, Florida, Ten
nessee, and Virginia were compared
with those of North Carolina.
Yearly activity of the FTA in
cludes the showing of a group o4
movies. The first in the senes,
“Foreign Correspondent,’ directed
by Alfred Hitchcock was shown on
Thursday, October 24. Other at
tractions will include “Dial M for
; Murder,” “Johnny Belinda” and one
other indefinite program. Season
tickets will be sold for the re
maining three movies at $1.00
Fjiture plans also include a
chapel program on November 14.
The subject will be “American
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The Athletic Association plans to
conclude the hockey season by play-
I ing a game with Wake Forest and
I by having the class tournament.
The date of the tournament is un
certain, as so many girls have colds
and are unable to practice.
On November 5, volleyball prac
tice is to begin. This sport will
run through December il2.
Ping-pong will also be played
during November. (This is an ad
vance notice, so people can start
practice for the tournament.)
On Halloween, the AA asked
everjmne to dress as a spook when
they came to supper. The _ AA
decorated the Dining Hall in a
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Student Council reports plans to
begin a study this week to discuss
the pros and cons of our cut sys
They have also compiled a _ list
of all comments and suggestions
given by the student body in the
handbook tests. Study and_ evalu
ation will begin soon on this list.
Along these same lines, there will
be an announced open meeting
every three weeks. If there is any
issue which students wish to dis
cuss, they will be welcomed at
As an outside activity, Stee Gee
will send a letter to all parents
containing a condensation of Dr.
Gramley’s speech in Honor Chapel.
Also, Mary Curtis Wrike will com
ment on our Honor Code in this
effort to “educate” parents in the
Salem way of life.