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Volume XXVIIl.
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, September 26, 1947.
Number 2
Analyst Sees
Crisis In
UN Session
by Jane Morris
“There is no doubt,’’ states the
New York Times, “that the United
Nations has reached a crossroads.”
The two speeches made in the Gen
eral Assembly last week by Secre
tary of State George Marshall and
Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei-
Vishinsky brought into the light the
long series of culminating events
which have lead to the gradual, split
ting of the United Nations and the
world into Eastern and Western
blocs. The major issues which have
brought the U. S. and Russia into
the greatest conflicts are the veto
problem, the problem of atomic con
trol, and the Greek situation. After
the two speeches other delegates ex
pressed their opinions, either in pri
vate or in addresses at subsequent
meetings. Many agree with French
Foreign Minister Georges Bidault,
who said, “The means arc meager
of finding a meeting ground for the
two main statements the Assembly
has heard. It is but honest to say
that one does not see how they can
be reconciled.”
However, the time for 'choosing
sides’ has not yet arrived.
This week the various commit
tees of the General Assembly will
meet, and within them there'is room
for adjustment. Nevertheless, the
center of attention will be centered
in the Political and Security Com
mittee of which the major issues
between the U. S. and Russia are
a part.
On Monday, September 15, the
Italian _ Peace Treaty went into
effect and the zone of Trieste,
Deputy Foreign Minister Andre-
iVishinsky brought into the light the
claimed by both Yugoslavia and
Italy, became a Free Territory under
thp guardianship of the U. N.
Security Council. Demqnistrations,
street riots and border incidents were
the result. Communist instigated
(Continued on page three)
Clubs Schedule
Fall Meetings
The first step in unifying club
activities was made this week with
the announcement of dates for the
departmental club meetings during
the fall.
Monday night has been set as an
activities night and the following
clubs have- scheduled meetings for
October 6, November 3 and Decem
ber 1:
7-8 p. m. French Club
German Club
Home Economics Club
8-9 p. m. International Relations
On alternate Mondays, October 13,
November 10, and December 8, the
Latin Club will meet from 7 until
8 p. m.
The Lablings have scheduled the
following dates for meetings: Sep
tember 29, Octoberi 13, November 10
and December ft October 27 and
November 24 are tentative dates.
^The Salemite editorial staff will
have regular monthly meetings on
Tuesday nights October 7, November
4 and December 2. Any emergency
meetings' may be especially called
between those dates,
p. m. on Mondays is reserved for
The period between 6:30 and 7
the Y. W. C. A. •
Other campus organizations may
schedule fall activities by consult
ing the Dean’s office and having
dates cleared by the Calendar Com
FOOTBALL AND FUN—Four Salemite spectators, one from each class,
are Kat BaUew, Gussie Garth, Dot Massey and Mildred Matthews in
their smart new-length fall ensembles. ..These gala girls are off to cheer
at the various football games throughout North Carolina this week-end.
Salem Alumna Speaks Here;
Tells Of Year In England
Artists Named
For Civic Music
The Civic Music Association of
Winston-Salem has announced the
following program for this year:
Eleanor Steber, soprano, October 17;
Miklos Gafni, tenor, November 3;
Poldi Mildner, pianist, December 11;
the Ballet Theatre, date indefinite;
the National Symphony Orchestra,
Hans Kindler, director, February 13;
and Joseph Schuster, cellist, March
Memberships totalling one hund
red have been reserved for the new
faculty and students of Salem Col
lege. Tickets went on sale Tuesday
and may he purchased from the
Dean’s office before Tuesday, Sep
tember 30.
Seniors Elect
New Marshals
Tlie Senior Class at a meeting
Wednesday elected Jean Padgett and
Jeanne Dungan marshalls for the
year 194/-48. They replace Louise
Dodson and Mary Carolyn Graham
who are not back at Salem this year.
Jean Padgett is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. a. Padgett of
Winston-Salem. During her three
years at Salem, Jean has.been active
in dramatic activities, anr her fresh
man year she was vice-president of
her class. She is working toward
an A. B. degree with a major in
Jeanne Dungan is from Salisbury
and her parents are Mr. and Mrs.
D. C. Dungan. She is a Home
Economics major and for the past
three years has been a member of
the Lablings and the Home Econo
mics Club.
' by Barbara Ward
Miss Margaret Newland, a former
Salem Academy and College student,
spoke in Assembly on Thursday
morning. Formerly of Morganton,
she now lives in Charlotte and
teaches English at Central High
School. She was one of the seventy
four exchange teachers selected to
go to England for the school year
1946-47. Therefore, she told an in
teresting story of a Salemite in
England. ’
Miss Newland stated that one of
her main purposes was to inform
the English people about the South
and most especially about North
Carolina. She is still sending infor
mation in pictures and magazines,
including a picture of the White
House for the little girl who thought
the president of the United States
should live in a castle!
While making her home in Eng
land Miss Newland lived in Crosby
Hall, located in Chelsea (another
Greenwich Village) on the Thames.
Christ’s Hospital School, where she
taught, was comparable to Salem
during the “alcove days”. The
regimentation, uniforms, and heavy
schedules she described seem grim.
The sj'stem of education in Eng
land is very different from ours.
Miss Newland explained that finish-
‘‘grammar school” there is equi--
valent to finishing freshman college
work in the United States.
Once you have pierced, an Eng
lishman ’s outer reserve, he can be
friendly, and Miss Newland assured
us that'English hospitality is graci
ous and “second to none”. She
found the English “tired”, under
nourished and threadbare but un
bowed and with spirits unbroken”.
In an interview after chapel. Miss
Newland talked on about Salem, for
she is an enthusiastic supporter.
Her accent still carries much strictly
British intonation, but she says that
it was much worse when she first
returned home. Miss Newland says
that she is very homesick for Eng
land and plans to return in 1950.
She wants to see another English
Lecture Committee
Announces Speakers
Salem Gets
This Year’s
New Look
Several' outstanding improvements
,on campus have made a marked
change in Salem this year. All the
floors and classrooms in Main Hall
have been renovated and new desks,
including some designed especially
for left-handed students, have been
The Salemite office has been moved
to its former location under Main
Hall, and the annual office has als9
been located' there. The lighting in
the second floor corridor of Main
Hall has also been improved.
Bitting, Clewell, Strong, Sisters’
South Hall and the practice house
have been, thoroughly cleaned, and
Society Hall has newly painted and
papered bedrooms and smokehouse.
Lehman, too, has had a face-lifting
with the redecoration of several
rooms and refinishing of upstairs
floors. New rugs are scheduled to
arrive for the smokehouses in several
New pianos have been placed in
several teachers’ studios in Memor
ial Hall and will soon be installed
in smokehouses. “Cozy Corner” in
the basement of Clewell Dormitory
has been enlarged and has the added
improvements of new lights and
The most notable change on cam
pus is the remodeling of Clewell
Smokehouse. New furniture, rugs,
lamps, tables and ashtrays in a
modernistic design have been added
and the formal opening of the room
will be announced in the near future.
Peter Mann, business manager,
instituted most of the new improve
« Speakers on the 1947-48 Lecture
Series, as announced by Miss Jess
Byrd, chairman of the Salem Col
lege lecture committee, are Raymond
G. Swing, Bennett Cerf, F. S. C. Nor
throp, and Inglis Fletcher. The pur
pose of the Lecture Series is to
bring distinguished speakers to Win
ston-Salem in an effort to contribute
to the cultural life of Salem College
and community.
Bennett Cerf, noted columnist,
publisher, and humorist, will speak
in Memorial Hall October 9, as the
first lecturer in the 1947-48 Lecture
With the appearance on the news-'
stands of a collecfion of humorous
items entitled Try and Stop Me, Mr.
Cerf has become something of a
literary lion among those who have
a lively apprecation for the humor
ous anecdote. With the publication
of his latest book. Anything for a
Laugh, Bennett Cerf holds unquest
ioned lead as the nation’s Number
One refurbisher, collector and in
ventor of jokes.
Raymond G. Swing, noted by many
as the Dean of American Radio
News Analysts, will speak at Salem
' College on December 5. With two
decades to his credit as a foreign
correspondent and fourteen years of
I international fame as one of the
, radio’s most commanding speakers,
! Swing is today regarded as the fore
most authority among commentators
on the subject of atomic energy. He
is the author of In the Name of
Sanity, Forerunners of American
Fascism, How the War Came, etc.
For more than two decades, F.
S. C. Northrop, distinguished phi
losopher and educator, who will
appear here on February 19, has
taught at Yale University where he
is Sterling Professor of Philosophy
and Law in the Law School and the
Graduate School. When his “The
Meeting of East and West” was
published in 1946, Time Magazine
said that his book “may well in
fluence history.”
Inglis Fletcher, who will speak on
March 9, is well known to North
CJarolians as the author of Raleigk’s
Eden, Men of Albemarle, Lusty
Wind for Carolina and the recent
Toil of the Brave. She was born in
(Continued on page three)
Faith Baldwin Gives Advice
To Aspiring Young Writers
by Peggy Sue Taylor
“A young writer’s best tools
are his pen and paper,” said Faith
Baldwin, successful novelist, when
asked for advice to aspiring authors.
“He should put down his ideas as
they come to him, using the good
ones, and rejecting the second-rate
ones. Disappointment and perhaps
failure come at first, but if the
writer has something worthwhile
to say, the success that comes with
perserveranc? atones for all his
“Be observant, be interested in
people. There are many good plots
in the lives of persons you know—
plots that might make excellent
stories. Write about things you
know. Your personal experiences
and those of your friends ring truer
than the experiences of someone out
of your realm.”
We were sitting on the terrace
of Miss Baldwin’s lovely twenty-
two room country home in New
Canaan, Connecticutt. “Fable
Farm”, as the estate is called,
boasts as its most recent addition a
swimming pool with its own bath
house. From the terrace we over
looked the informal garden with its
profusion of late spring flowers. A
road which wanders through the
high hedge screens the grounds from
wooded countryside, noted for its
beautiful homes.
The tiny, auburn-haired novelist
chatted vivaciously, reciting many
interesting experiences. Recalling
her travels, she told of a trip to
Australia for Cosmopolitan Mag
azine several years ago. A native
North Carolinan, Miss Baldwin was
studying in Germany at the out
break of World War 1 and still has
pleasant memories of those days.
Having written stories and poems
all her life, she did not turn to
writing seriously until after her
Contributing most frequently to
Cosmopolitan Magazine, her novels
are usually serialized for that pub
lication. One of her latest successes
was the well-received Woman on
Way, which was published in serial
form for CosmopoUtan and in book
form also. A short story, “Apart
ment for Jenny”, was recently sold
to Hollywood to be made into a
(Ed. note: Peggy wrote this article
after meeting Miss Baldwin this
summer. Her advice to young
writers, Peggy Sue thought, would
interest Salemites who aspire to the
greater heights.)

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