April 23, 1948
. . . that you have only one meal a day—say,
something on the tasty side like Welsh rarebit.
Imagine tliat all weekends were closed week
ends : that there were no planes to cancel sche
dules, no Southern Railways to take you home,
even liours late. Imagine that you didn’t have a
Clev'ell bed but a straw mat on which to sleep.
Imagine that you didn’t go to he Infirmary
with a cold or a sore throat but with malnutri
tion or tuberculosis. Imagine that it wasn’t
the Alumnae House that was half-built but
your own home, if you had a home.
And imagine above all that, under these con
ditions, you still wanted to go to college. It’s
hard to believe, and yet it’s true that millions
of students our age live just such lives and re
main ambitious for an education.
Now imagine that we have defaulted in our
pledge to help them. Is this true, too?
. . .
. . . approximately 200 wires from Salem Col
lege and Academy. There is before the House
Foreign Affairs Committee right now a reso
lution which would entrust Warren Austin, U.
S. delegate to the United Nations, to call a con
stitutional convention for the revision and
strengthening of the U. N. Such a measure is
provided for under article 109 of the U. N.
charter and could not be vetoed because it is
a procedural mktter.
Most of the proponents of this measure on
campus are sending night letters worded simi
larly to the following:
Representative Charles Eaton
Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee
House Office Building
Washington, D. C.
Urge approval of concurrent resolution
number 50 transforming U. N. into world
If you want a world of peace, and not pieces
wire Representative Charles Eaton today.
A World Federalist
by George Melville
“He’s a Bed! He’s a fool! He’s a Democrats’ tool!”
Come the cries of the opposition.
“That’s not true! How you lie!” comes the candidate’s cry
In return, “Here’s my proposition.”
Such are the sounds that oft’ make tfie rounds
To summon a national election,
But listen to me before you feel free
To make any drastic selection.
What man should be sent as our president?
To serve us in far off D. C.?
How many would vow that the man who’s in now
Is the one who suits you and me?
(Xot many I hope) but let’s get the dope
On those who are in the strife.
Who’s first? How ’bout laljor? Or your next door neighbor
Or Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wife.
Now let us get down and examine the ground
On which they raise their chorus.
It could possibly be (and if so we’ll see)
That they’re putting themselves before us.
There’s a man who has told of his heart of gold.
And his deeds for the common good.
What he really has done, has been only to run
To the ground on which his party stood.
And what of the man who says “I will stand
On my record of doing right.”
The chances are strong, unless I am wrong.
That his record is hidden from sight.
And then there’s the class of men who wear brass
Who think they’re the belt of all men
For the sake of us all, they would answer the call
To duty, but please let’s not call them!
I refuse to believe that these soldiers on leave
Would further the rights of the people.
If I had my way, in the army they’d stay
Or be hung from the highest steeple.
But pay me no heed for I’m not of the breed
That cares for political schemes
For all that I’ve wrote, I still would not vote
For a man who is not what he seems.
But you grind your ax and pay your poll tax
And listen to all the advice;
But when it comes time to make up your mind
In the name of God, man, think twice!
... to the fourteen senior English majors
who made i)ossible the Willoughby Memorial
Fund, presented to the Library Thursday. They
have contributed, solicited funds, mailed letters
and thanked donors. The Salemite wishes to
commend all who helped in this project both
for providing more books for the Library and
for so aptly perpetuating the memory of Dr.
Willoughby, who deserves to be made known
in some way to future Salemites who will not
have the privilege of knowing and loving her
personally as we have done.
The Salemite expresses its sincere sympathy
to Amy Debusk in the recent death of her
Look. . .
by Joan Carter Bead
Russia, Russia, Russia. No mat
ter what we do, think, read, or hear
now-a-days somehow Russia seems
to enter into it. Pick up your news-
paprt's “Russia—” scream the head
lines, turn on the symphony and it
will probably be an all Russian pro
gram; glance at the New Yorker and
the best cartoon will be about Rus
sia. I imagine by now that most
Salemites are ab tired of hearing
and reading about Russia as I am,
not the proper attitude, perhaps,
but a normal one.
If however you can rid yourself
of this idea for a few liours I
would like to recommend John R.
Fischer’s Why They Behave Like
Russians and it’s only 262 pages
long. Mr. Fischer traveled through-
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(Ed. Note; This is a reply to the
letter to,the editor in last week’s
Salemite, by Peggy Gray, in which
she said that she had not got a
teacher’s certificate and was not
Many young people flee from the
idea of teaching. It is never the
desire of educators to propangandize
or force candidates into the profes
sion, for teaching is, in many re
spects, a “calling”, and not every
one should teach; in fact, many
should not. Entering the teaching
profession means a dedication of
one’s energies and efforts in what
one feels to be so important, so in
teresting and vital to the continued
well-being of civilization that finan
cial matters are not of primary im
portance as they are with so many
other types of work. Financially,
a good teacher can never hope to be
paid what her work is worth if she
is a good teacher, and this is what
perhaps keeps many out. To one
i\*ho enters advisedly upon this ave
nue of service, is attached the dig
nity and prestige now given to a
profession holding a top place among
a nation’s vital needs. There is also
a sense of happiness and satisfaction
by Mary Porter Evans
out Russia (that name again!) with
UNNRA and he has attempted to
explain how the system works and
how it will bear up under the ever
changing balance of power. It is
neither a didactic book nor a com
mendation of their system for he
whole heartedly agrees with the
statement that there are no experts
on Russia—only varying degrees of
The human interest in the book is
great and it is written from a per
sonal and unbiased view point with
so much humor and informality that
it is sometimes deceiving. It does
offer some hope however, that the
day will come when Communism and
Capitalism w'ill be able to live to
gether side by side with mutual re
at having had a share in the build
ing of a greater tomorrow. There
is a challenge in teaching which is
not met by the indigent, the emotion
ally involved, the intellectually
‘ ‘ bark-bound ’ ’ individual. Teach
ing demands the best potential in
its candidates, and the best of can
didates in. whose hands we may
safely entrust the children of today
When the letter in last week’s
Salemite indicated that the parents
of the writer said that she would be
sorry for not going into the teach
ing profession, it was a prophecy not
for the writer alone, but for all
people who recognize the handwrit
ing on the wall. We shall indeed
be sorry when we find as w'as stated
of this county alone last week, fifty-
one vacancies with only the smallest
fraction of a possibility of filling
such a numl>er. This, remember, is
only one county. Yes, it would seem
that a new look had come to the
teaching profession for it has risen
from the realms of commiseration
to being the nation’s problem num
ber two. Who is going to teach our
children this year, and the year after
that and the year after that? And
the echo answers “Who?”
Dr. Elizabeth Welch
In order to acquaint you with the various
organizations and activities that A’Sylem offers
to the pnulent body we are presenting a few
grains from the A’Sylem Sandbook.
The Oui-ja (pronounced Wee-Gee) Associa
tion is composed of three boards, the Consecu
tive, Traditional, and Leggyslaytive. These
boards will floor you with their knotty ijolicies.
Action by these boards hinges on dovetailed
The Oui-ja Constitution is robust. Vitamen
pills, the indispensible dispensary, lots of sleep
and balanced meals have made it this way.
The Oui-ja Bye-Laws:
1. Shake hands, not knees.
2. Thank your hostess.
3. Be brief.
Everyone is a member of the AA during her
four years at A’Sylem. The purpose of this or
ganization is to discourage spirits among the
prudent body. For your convience we are pub
lishing the ..sporty managers for the coming
Basketball Y. Dribble
Hockej^ N. 0. Stycks
Softball Ima Batter
Swimming U. C. A. Stroker
Golf Upta Parr
Tennis Luce Knet
Badminton A. Byrd
The A’Sylemite, the weekly organ, will sur
vive only with your cooperation, interest and
Of course, you’ll want to have a record of
your daze at A’Sylemite. The annual publica
tion Sights Intights will serve as a memory book
in the years to come. .
Alf I oughta et the Pie:
Students who maintain a high battin’ aver
age enjoy membership in the A. I. P. Various
tactivities and programs are carried.
Totterin’ Prance Klub:
The Totterin’ Prancers have recently organ
ized to promote appreciation for the prance as
seen through the modern idiot.
The Vanish Club:
The Vanish Club aims to foster an active in
terest in Vanish among the A’Sylem students.
Other finer organizations include the Peer-
ettes, the Saplings, the Germaine Club, and the
Order of the Cockroach.
We have listed a few of the A’Sylem social
regulations. Be sure to refer to your sandbook
for complete coverage of the following:
1. Singing in and out
2. Talking and limitations of the campus
3. Wreakreational games
4. Joking and smoking
6. Pests on Campus
7. Fall Downs
8. Tizzy sings i
9. Riot Hours
10. Dining Room, Ours
We hope that these grains from the A’Sylem
Sandbook will be an invaluable aid to both the
old and new members of the prudent body
throughout their college careers.