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Kathryn Sutton Managing Editor
Fannie Mb&iory Faumek Associate Editor
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Mabty Jepstiys Columnist
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Betty Knowles. Music Editor
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Decembei' 9, 1942
Entered as second-class matter October 11, 1923, at
postofflce at Raleigh. N. C., under Act of March 3,
Every Bit Counts
“Twenty-scveu 25c War Stamps will pay for one
blanket. The blanket you pay for may go to Icelnnd,
Alaska, or elsewhere—snug sleeping comfort for an
American soldier somewhere.
“Twenty 25c War Stamps ■will pay for one bayonet.
One bayonet to serve between yourself and a Jap.
“Two 25c War Stamps will pay for enough fuel to
power a destroyer for one mile. Destroyers move fast
when a submarine is spotted and your Stamps may
help save your own life.”
Every bit counts. We are asked constantly to in\-cst
our money in War Bonds and Stamps. We, as stu
dents, have contributed to the attainment of the college
goal in the United War Fund Drive; we have sold
magazines to raise money to buy bonds; we have co
operated in Women of War Week by purchasing
But this is not enough.
We need to invest still more. Few of us have large
enough allowances to enable us to buy all the stamps
we would like to buy.
But we could always cut out our Christmas cards
and Christmas presents, along with superfluous cokes.
Better still, perhaps, we could help ourselves, oxir gov
ernment, our stores, and our numerous shoppers by
getting a job during the three weeks we are allowed for
the holidays. Yes, I said Job—spelled with a capi
Ko Clerking is easy. Clerks are about as scarce as
the second cup of coffee at the Town House.
But clerking can be fun. It can alleviate the crowded
shopping conditions. It can be made to pay ready cash.
And most important of all, the pay can be turned into
J^t remember that $5.00—twenty 25c War Stamps
—will pay for one bayonet. One bayonet to serve be
tween yourself and a Jap.
So, Happy Clerking, and Merry Christmas.
1. Wiy during an all-out war effort is it necessary
to convert ci^dlian industries into war industries ?
2. How do price control and rationing help oneh
3. Why is it necessary to have public support of
rationing measures ?
4. Why may different storekeepers liave different
price ceilings f
5. Why is it important that our civilian population
should make use of their full allowance of meat under
the Share the Meat program ?
_ 6. How can substitutes be used for critical mate
rials? How does substitutes tend to create shortages
in the substitutes?
The activities of the various clubs on our campua
are very important. The Twig, as the voice of the stu
dents, should print accounts of the organizations’
Each club has, or should have, a reporter. We are
asking that these reporters read the Twig bulletin
board announcements and turn their material in by
the date set.
The teapot is brewing with Christmas joy, especially
for Mary Catherine McIntyre, for she hopes Santa will
bring her n Donald Duck. “Pitt” wrote to Santa Claus
the day after her super dupcr house party and gave
specific directions to bring her a ticket to Charlotte—
from the sounds of him, “Pitt,” he sho’ must be a killer.
Santa got mixed up on his dates and caiiie early to see
Harriet and Betty Jean Donly—brought them frat
pins. He also stopped by to see Miss Cameron on that
trip, too—a dream of an evening gown made its debut
All Jeanette McDaniel is hoping for is a Merry
Chris-mas. Isabel Dillon has asked for “Pecks” and
“Pecks” of O’Henry’s in her stocking. What’s the mat
ter, Isabel, gotta sweet tooth ?
Bobby Green and Laura Frances Peck told Santa
Claus that they wanted him to bring them “Deep in the
Hearts of Texas” or “A Pair of Silver Wings.”
Santa has promised to bring Betsy Watson the book
of The Love of AKTS Appreciation. Sara Jackson
didn’t believe in Santa Claus imtil the red roses came.
Wonder why Ainia Lou Toms keeps sending specials
to Santa asking for “prunes”? Chris and Fanny Bell
haven’t started “Dreaming of a White Christmas” yet;
it seems that Lohengrin comes first.
Santa has asked us to tell Betty Cuthrell that he is
confused—she makes too many Turners without signals.
Don has asked Santa Claus to bring her her favorite
fiower, Sweet William.
We hear that C. Creech has asked Santa to bring her
a cup of coffee with her sugar, “Oh Johnny.” Santa,
Horty Lyles has already started P. King at her Christ
Hip is playing Santi^ Claus this year to some lucky
guy. We want to see that picture before he delivers it.
Santa sent his reindeers on a special mission to see
Milly and guess what They J?ojined her with white
Well, Dilly, what do you want for Christmas ? Santa
hasn’t heard yet—but could it be a leatherneck?
Fashion note to State College—peroxiding the hair
is the latest in male fashion. But then, maybe he looks
better with red hair. What about it, Liz? And say—
don’t you miss him no\\^, that he’s in the army?
Speaking of Liz reminds us of her eutie room-mate.
Did you have fun on that week-end. Peg?
Don’t we wish Thanksgiving came more often—say,
about every Thursday. We who weren’t fortunate
enough to go home certainly enjoyed having the fac
ulty and their families with us for dinner. We wish
they would come more often.
That bright light in the Science Building is only
Butch returned from the week-end. After much post
poning, she finally got to see her Eddie—and is she
happy! (Well—wouldn’t you be?)
And have you noticed what social butterflies our
B.S.U. council has become? State College on Monday
and Wake Forest on Saturday. Be careful, girls, you’ll
get your wires crossed.
Mary Lib Corbett sent a letter to the North Polo
three -wedkB ago asking for ’most anything, such as a
pair of parallel bars and a broken record.
’Fcss up, Audrey and Elizabeth! What do you-all
want Santa to bring? Although you haven’t said, we
liave a pretty good idea I.
Betty Lutz, wo are sorry "Lardy" is gettin’ scarce,
but maybe Santa can get Uncle Sam to let him send
you some, any^vay; ’cause it IS Christmas!
You had better hurry up, all you others, and write
your letters to Santa Claus! Any\vay, here’s hoping he
brings you just what you want, and that you have a
Very Merry Christmas, but don’t forget to do your
Christmas shop-lifting early!
Last minute news just come in—
The big story of the week is Iris Culler’s beautiful
diamond, third finger, left hand. The date is set for
December 31, the wedding to be solemnized in the High
Point First Baptist Church. Iris says she’s already
bought her wedding gown—how she could stand to keep
it a secret even for a few days is more than we can see.
Anyhow, after Christmas Iris will bo a day student,
living next to Hellen Royal Cooke. It’s getting to be a
habit around the campus—first thing you know we’ll
have a “Married Girl’s Club.” Best wishes and all the
And, again. Merry Christmas to you all, and may
Santa bring you a diamond, too, or just a man. Just
take your choice.
I cannot cook, I cannot draw,
I don’t resemble Venus;
I cannot sing, I cannot write,
I guess I’m just a genius.
—Arizona Kitty Kat.
He kissed her on lier ruby lips,
It was a harmless frolic;
And though he kissed her only once,
He died of painter’s colic. /
“TJic Chinese make it a rule to set
tle all debts on New Year’s Day.”
“Yeah, but they don’t have Christ
mas the week before.”
Drunk: “Who yuh shovin’ ?”
Also Driuik: “Dunno, what’s your
Director of Glee Club: “Mr. Jones,
you don’t have a very good range.”
Jones: “That’s right, sir; I ain’t
cooking with gas.”
Suspicious: Have you had any
Ambitious: Well, I had my leg in
a cast once.
Strip teasers lead dog lives because
they are ahvays shedding.
A professor who comes two min
utes early to class is very rare— in
fact, he’s in a class by himself.
“Where are you going to eat?”
“Let’s eat up the street.”
“No; don’t like asphalt.”
Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
Whenever it rains,
I think of you—^you drip.
Modern Girls Have
ISothing On Romans
(By Associated Collegiate Press)
If the Roman empire had been as
permanent as the lipstick that was
used by Roman School girls, we
would still be talking the language
now used only at the head of fancy
For the Roman girl went two steps
further than the modern woman. She
not only dyed her lips instead of us
ing a temporary coloring, but she
used a variety of colors, usually
green, purple, or sometimes red.
The startling theory of lips to
match the color of tho tunic was
revealed by Dr. John J. Geise, pro
fessor of history at the University of
Further, Dr. Geise said, if the
women didn’t like the color of their
hair they changed it. Blondes were
at the highest premium.
You don’t have to go down to the
iive and ten. Dr. Geise said, to get
face powder if you do as the Roman
girls did. All you have to do is go
down into your cellar, open up a can
of white lead and then rub it over
your face. If that doesn’t suit you,
smash up some of little sister’s black
board chalk and rub it over your face.
The Romans used both.
The college girls who appear in
open-toed shoes from which protrude
toenails lusciously covered with red
paint have nothing on the Roman
lassies. It was common practice not
only to paint the fingernails Wt also
the toenails all shades of the rain
Then there was the ancient “mas
cara,” Dr. Geise added. It was noth
ing more than manganese, burnt al
mond, frankincense, or one of many
other eyebrow shades.
A sugar daddy is a form of crys
tallized sap. —Piiq) Tent.
Little spots of powder,
Little dabs of paint.
Make a girl’s complexion
Darn well what it ain’t.
“I would like some alligator
“What size does your alligator
Germany wants to buy glass bot
tom boats at Catalina so Hitler can
review his fleet. —X-Change.
“E'avesdropping again,” said
Adam, as his wife fell out of a tree.
Love is desperate,
Love is mad.
Love is futile,
Love is sad.
Love’s a sorrow.
Love’s a curse;
But not to be in love
night club person-
Barium—what you do to a corpse.
Nitrate—special price on tele
grams and telephones after dark.
Walking along on a frosty morn
ing, Billy noticed his breath on the
“Look, mother,” said he, “I am
—The Tiger Rag.
Ever heard Glenn Miller’s “Moon
light Becomes You”? Skip Nelson
and The Modernaires harmonize to
set off the muted trumpet effect.
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trot
ter and his orchestra also have re
corded a beautiful arrangement of
this new hit tune.
According to The Techmcian's
commentator, R. D. Griyton, Vic
Schoen, about whom we don’t hear
much, is one of America’s top-notch
arrangers. His arrangements are
built on a Dixie-Land style with a
solid brass and clarinet background.
Vic Schoen, with his own recording
orchestra, has accompanied many top
artists, being one of the main rea
sons for the Andrew Sisters’ year-
“Holiday Inn” songs are getting
dizzier and dizzier as they go round
the turn-table bends. But “I’m
Dreaming of a White Christmas”
and “Be Careful, It’s My Heart” are
still holding prominent places in the
Charlie Spivak’s “There Are Such
Things” lives up to his reputation to
the sweetest trumpet. The Ink Spots
with a typical piano background
come up with a new angle on “Mine.
All Mine, My My.”
Sammy Kaye’s “Miss You” with
Allen Foster making you realize how
lonely you really are and Glenn Mil
lers’s beautiful “Dearly Beloved” are
still number one favorites around this
By Senior Class
At a recent meeting the senior class
elected superlatives. After deciding
on the superlatives to include, the
lollownig girls were elected:
Most attractive—Sarah Mull,
Moat versatile—Geraldine Couoh,
Most original—Flo Hewitt,
Most stylish—Jeanette McDaniel
Most intellectual — Elizabeth
Best all around day student —
Jviuttio Irene Baugh,
Most athletic—Kempaie Knight
Miss Meredith—Carolyn Duke.’
The superlatives’ pictures will ap-
pear in the feature section of the
1943 annual, the Oak Leaves.