Oct. 20, 1944.
Published Weekly By The Student Body
Of Salem College
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The Security Plan
Facultv Advisor ....
.... Mary Ellen Byrd
EfEie Ruth Maxwell
. Mary Lucy Baynea
Miss Jms Byrd
Senora Lindsey, Frances Law, Martha Boatwright,
Helen Thomas, lic'rnice Bunn, Catherine Bunn, Jane
Mulhollim, Coit Redfearn, Adele Chase, Janet John
ston, Rosalind Clark, Genevieve Frasier, Margaret
Styres, Lynn Williard, Lucile* Xewman, Rosamond Put-
zei, Peggy Taylor, Margaret Fisher, Constance Scog
gins, Maria Hicks, Rebecca Clapp, Jane Calkins Jane
Peggy Davis, Sheffield Liles, Lois Wooten, Mar
garet Williams, Sarah Hege, Nell Jane Griffin, Jane
Lovelace, and Martha Lou Heitnian.
Emily Harris Business Manager
Mildred Grarison Circulation Manager
Betsy Thomas Advertising Manager
Betsy Long, Doris Littlef, Marianne Everett,
Kathleen Phillips, Martha Walton, Sheffield Liles,
Lomie Low Mills, Margaret Brown, Martha Harrison,
Winifred Wall, and Mary Farmer Brantley.
Typists: Nancy Hills Davis, Margaret Nichols, Mary
Prances McNe^ly, Margaret Carter, and Betty Hen-
nessee, Mollie Cameron, Norma Rhoades, Mary Stevens,
Marion Waters, Sally Boswell, Carol Beckwith, Edith
Ellie Rodd, Martha Walton, Ann Hairston, Mary
Elizabeth Reimers, Barbara Watkins, Margaret West,
Dodie Bayley, Kathleen Phillips, Agnc^ Bowers, Doris
Little, Mary Farmer Brantley, Greta Garth, Catherine
Bunn, Leslie Bullard, Emma Mitchell, and Henrietta
Editor Welcomes Staff
Some thirty members of the Salemite staff
for this year have been chosen. These girls won
their places by showing a consistent interest
in the paper and by submitting a number of
nrintable articles. We want to welcome them
to our little “working body” and wish for them
even higher goals of pournalism than what this
year’s work may bring. So far, they have prov
ed themselves a nosey, newsy bunch. Here’s to
more nosiness and more news!
These new appointments, however, do not
make our staff complete. We feel that there
are some girls who have not yet had the time or
the chance to work on the paper. We want you
to know that whenever you find time and when
ever you have something to say, the Salemite
will welcome your contributions. You will be
invited to become a pegular staff member after
two of your articles have been used in the
The biggest thrill of the year for us has
been the number of unexpected, unassigned
articles which have appeared in our office.
When you write without being asked, we know
that you are making the paper what we want it
to be—a loud-speaker for everybody.
—Vamos al cine esta tarde.
—No he preparado mis lecciones para manana, pero
ire sin embargo y no estudiar^ mis asignaciones. Pero
detengamonos en la drogueria para tomar algo. !No
me gusto aquel almuerzo!
y se van para pasar toda la tarde divirtiendose.
A pesarde eso si se les ruega que bajen a la sala de
la Cruz Roja para haccfr vendajes, no tienen el tiempo.
O si se les pide que contribuyan un d61ar para W.
8. S. F. no tienen nada que dar. A nuestros hombres
allende los mares no les gustan frecuentefmnte las
comidas y a veees no tienen dinero, pero cuentan con
nosotros y creen qu(? renunciaremos algunas de las
cosas que nos gustan para que mas pronto vuelvan
a casa. No podemos abandonarlos ahora, fverdadt
ESQVIRE. INC. 1044
Reprinted from the November issue of Esquire.
“We made rt”
Don’t Quote Me-'But....
Life goes listlessly on . . . enough! Infinity is where parallel lines
cross. Infinity is eternity. Subject 1 from infinity and eternity ends!!
Mr. Curlee, PLEASE take note . . . this is what division by zero
does for you . . . No wonder it has come to the point that you must
wait, crouched, intent at door 26 and at the very sound of a foot
step, dash out and grasp your victims by the collar . . . and drag
them into the amazing world of the square root of minus 1 . . .
Young ladies ... do you eve^ glance approvingly at your “figger”
when passing a window? Do you try to walk and stand with the
ease and grace of a perfect model? Does it flatter you to have
others look at you with admiring envy? If you can honestly say
“yoB” to these questions. Powers is looking for you ... Of course,
before hand, you must have some of that everlastin’ experience every
one keeps talking about . . . sooo ... if you camc? up to the art
lab, say on any afternoon convenient to you, us poor struggling artists
will evermore give you some experience . . . RiTally take this to
cross. Infinity iseternity. Subject 1 from infinity and eternity ends!!
Ve^us so often—we can’t draw arms and hands at all . .
We are thankful at least for the above items—otherwise we
would have been void of words . . . the past week has been over
shadowed by, alas . . . you guessed it! tests ... Do you realize
that in these short weeks wc have covered about 4700 years in
Art History! ... Us and Hermes . . . with that astonishing dis
covery we now close with also a bit of knowledge picked up in Dr.
Anscombe’s class . . . quote—“And Alexandw the Great died of
a broken heart—ahem—because he had no more worlds to conquer” . . .
Good night lassies . . .
At Dumbarton Oaks, the Big Fourt, Russia,
Great Britian, China, and the United States,
got together for seven weeks in order to for- ^
mulate some plan of world security. The plan
is to be a working basis for international gov
ernment after the present conflict is terminated.
The plan devised by the representatives at
Dumbarton Oaks shows an effort to remedy the
weaknesses of the League of Nations.
Idealism did not prove to be a firm basis for
peace in 1918. We must remember that we
are our “brother’s keeper.” By that we simply
mean that each of the nations in the world is
expected to respect the integrity, territorial or
otherwise, of all other nations. That ideal did
not work after World War I because there
was no force to prevent aggressive nations
when they chose to abandon the ideal.
In the Security League Plan, the Big Pour
have recognized the fallacy of being too ideal
istic about people or nations. The League of
Nations had only the economic boycott as
a means of punishment for offenders or trans
gressors. The economic sanctions did not work
for a number of reasons. First, all nations, par
ticularly the United States, did not join the
League. Second, various friendship, mutual
assistance, and non-aggression pacts were
signed between many countries. Thus, the
second party of a pact would not impose sanc
tions on the first party. Third, the few who did
impose economic sanctions made only an ineffec
tual dent on the economic supply of an aggres
There are seven points in the Security Plan:
1. An eleven member “security council”
with permanent seats for the Big Four and “in
due course” for Prance. The council would de
cide when peace is menaced and what force to
use against, aggressors. Its voting procedure
2. A “general assembly” of all peace lov
ing nations with'one vote each, primarly to
advise the council.
3. An “economic and social .council” with
eighteen non-permanent members to make and
carry out recommendations for human welfare.
4. An international court.
5. A permanent secretariat-general.
6. A “military staff committee’ composed of
the chiefs of staff of permanent members of
the “security council” to make strategic de
cisions on force used to keep peace.
7. Air force contingents “immediately avail
able ’ ’ for use if peaceful means of blocking ag
gression fail, and other quotas of force on
The text, briefly quoted above, is only a
tentative blueprint for a world peace enforc
ing agency, backed by powerful land, air, and
sea forces. The text will necessarily have re
visions as conditions change, but the confer
ences at Dumbarton Oaks seem to have resulted
in a plan more adequate than that of the
League of Nations.
You say, how does this affect the individual
American? It is the responsibility of every in
dividual United States citizen to know and
realize that he has some responsibility. He
should be- informed of the plan proposed by the
Big Four, be able to question it pro and con,
and be able to see the necessity of having an
international government among nations. The
United States will go to the polls and vote
whether or not to join the Security League.
Most of us will be able to vote by that time and
we sincerely hope that the American voter
will show sufficient intelligence to support a
real international government rather than some
loose association of nations.