I Volume XXIX
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 1, 1948
Salem Lecture Committee BerlinDispute
Announces Year’s Speakers
The Salem College Lecture Series
with the appearance of Mr.
Edward Weeks, Thursday, Oct. 7. He
will speak of the editing of the At
lantic Monthly but will include his
interpretation of present day affairs
in England., He is highly qualified
to do both as he is an editor of the
magazine and has spent the month
of September in England.
Mr. Robert Magidoff, on Thursday,
Eob. 3, will elaborate on the activi
ties of communism behind the ^
Curtain and its infiltration
^‘Europe Unlimitedwill be the
fascinating topic of Mr. Merril Muel
ler on Thursday, Feb. 25. He is a
highly respected NBC news com-
The last lecture will feature an in
formative talk on radium by Eve
Curie. In addition to being well
versed on this subject, she is co-pub
lisher of a large French newspaper
and thus is very familiar wdth French
Tt is through the generosity of Mr.
IMorris Sosnik that we have the ad
vantage of hearing Mr. Magidoff.
The Salemite and Salem students
wish to take this opportunity to
thank Mr. Sosnik for his contribu
Edward Weeks Will Give
First Lecture October 7
The Lecture Committee is com
posed of: Miss Jess Byrd, chairmanj
Lelia Graham Marsh, Miss Edith
Kirkland, Miss Grace L, Seiwers,
Mr. Robert J. Leach and Miss Laura
Sumner (Academy), Carolyn Taylor,
Porter Evans, Joan Carter Read, Lee
Rosenbloom, Nina Gray, Peirano
Aiken, Robert Gray and Ann Frank
All students wlio have paid their
l)udget are Lecture Series members.
Please call for your tickets
PeaiDs office in Clewell.
Miss Charlotte Hunter, Dean of
Students, has asked the Salemite to
publish the following information in
order to clarify the new registration
The time of return to the campus
from either an afternoon, evening,
overnight, or weekend determines
the color of the sign out slip used.
If you are returning during the day,
use white. If you are returning
after 7:30 p. m., use pink.
The following are occasions for
which you must sign out in the
Dean’s Office in Clewell: (a) all
dates with men; (b) all out of town
trips; (c) all overnights; (d) all
weekends; (e) all meals in private
homes; (f) all occasions tliat take
you off campus after 7:30 p. m.
Seniors are asked to comply with
a, b, c, and d until further details
are worked out for their registra
tion in Bitting.
It is the student’s individual re
sponsibility to get complete informa
tion for her plans and to see that
this information is on the sign oue
slips and approved by t];ie dean on
duty. Approval is indicated by
having the dean sign tlie slip.
Students are' asked to be thought
ful to make their plans during office
hours. Unexpected social engage
ments arising while the office is
closed that involve only points in
Winston-Salem should be left on a
sign out slip on the desk. Leaving
this slip does not grant approval by
the deans; but the unexpected nature
of the social situation will be indi
cated on the report to Student Gov
Each student signs herself out and
is responsible for having the dean on
duty sign her back in.
Any cliange in plans that occurs
after the original plans have been
approved, must be reported to the
deans and must receive their appro
The Dean of Students’ Office
Hours are as follows: Monday thro-
ugli Friday; 9:15 to 12:45 p.m, 2:00
to 5:00 p. m., and 7:00 to 11:45
p. ni.; Saturday; 9:15 to 12:00 noon,
2:00 to 5:00 p. m., and 7:00 to 12:00;
Sunday: 9:15 to 10:30 a. m,, 2:00 to
5:00 p. m., and 7:00 to 11:00 p. m.
by Ruth Lenkoski
The United Nations Assemiily be- j
gan sessions last week in a gloom;
that reflects tlie world situation j
which exists at the present time. Of j
tlie. long list of problems on the
agenda the two most pressing situa
tions loome-d out—the Berlin ques
tion of dispute between Western
powers and Russia and the problem
Since the Assembly opened rela
tions between Russia and Western
powers have become more strained
through the action taken by the
West in the Berlin crisis. Western
ers again wrote a request to the
Kremlin for the Russians to lay their
cards on the table concerning Berlin.
Again the request was in vain. The
Western Powers have since broken
off relations with the Russians by
halting attempts for negotations
through the big four meetings. The
three big Western powers, Britain,
France and the United States will
carry the question of the Russian
blockade of Berlin to the U. N. Se
Meanwhile Marshall, Bevin and
Vishinsky have given their opening
speeches in the Assembly. Marshall
spoke to Russia without mentioning
her name warning her not to con
fuse patience with weakness on the
part of this country. Vishinsky re
plied with what some have tagged
very timely propaganda but what
may jflso be sincere (nobody knows
the true interpretation). Vishinsky
came up with a proposal for disarma
ment of all major powers of one-
third of armed forces in one year.
Russia also proposed a ban on the
aggresive use of the atomic bomb.
The' Assembly received such propo
sals cooly because they were not ac
companied by a provision for pre
vious inspection and inventory.
Hence with approval of such plans
improbable, our relations with Rus
sia are more strained than they have
ever been since the end of the war.
I In Palestine the assassination of
Bernadotte still remains unsolved.
1 The proposals which Bernadotte was
going to propose in the settlement
between the Arabs and the Jews
have been read and received with
, great approval by many U. N. coun
tries. Several of Bernadette’s plans
, do not coincide wfith the U. N. Parti
tion Plan of last Noveniber. Nor
are they fully agreeable to the Jews
Founder’s Day will be celebrated
on October 7, according to the tradi
tional Salem pattern.- A special as
sembly program will be held at 10:20
a. ni., attended by all students, fac-
ultv and alumnae within reach.
The address will be given by Dr.
Adelaide Fries, Archivist, authoress
and one of the- most outstanding
Salem alumnae. Her subject is
“Founding In The Wilderness, or
According to Salem pattern, Thurs
day afternoon of Founder’s Day is
a half holiday, classes being dismis
sed after 1 p. m.
Edward Weeks, editor of the At
lantic Monthly, successful publisher
and author, will lecture at Salem Col
lege on October 7.
Mr. Weeks has been a guest at
Salem before and is always a favor
ite with the College students. He
will arrive by plane at 10:45 a. m.
In the afternoon, the second year
composition class will entertain in
formally at a tea. Former members
of the cqmposition class and selected
English students from freshmen and
sophomore classes will be invited.
The exact title of his lecture has
not been announced but he will have
something to say about his exper
ience as editor of the Atlantic Mon
thly, dealings with writers and sel
ecting manuscripts for the Atlantic
Monthly and as publisher of books.
Nineteen hundred and forty-seven
marked Week’s ninth year as editor
and also the Nintieth Anniversary
of the Atlantic Monthly. During
his tenure, the circulation of the
magazine has climbed to over 160,-
000. Weeks does most of his work
sitting in a Windsor chair with a
lapful of manuscripts, laboring at a
furious pace. He shortens inter
views by sitting visitors in an un*
comfortable, straight-backed, Ita
(Continued on page three)
Miss Charlotte Hunter
Home Is Right Here , Bring Comfort
The Executive Board of the Alum
nae Association, which is composed
of officers of the Alumnae Associa
tion, chairmen of committees, and
presidents of Alumnae clubs, will
meet at this time. They will be enter
tained at a luncheon in the Club
Dining Room, followed by a business
session of the Board at President
Rondtlialer's house to plan the 1948-
49 alumnae activities.
Founder’s Day is celebrated each
year on the approximate date of the
beginning of Salem Academy in 1772.
As a lecturer, Mr. Weeks has an
equally far-reaching reputation.
Since he started out as a speaker,
he has delivered hundreds of lectures
and probably does the greatest “re
peat” business of any speaker on
tlie American lecture platform.
In addition, he has his own weekly
radio program over the American
Broadcasting Company network. On
this program, “Editor at Home”,
he comments on the American way
of life with salty wit and the philo-
sphical -approach usually associated
with New England.
Mr. Weeks was born in New
Jersey, educated at Cornell, Har
vard and Cambridge universities.
During W^orld War 1, he saw service
in France and won the Croix de
Guerre for his bravery. During a
summer vacation between college
terms, he worked as a harvest hand
in the Kansas wheat fields and twice
earned his way across the Atlantic
Ocean as a seaman.
Edward Weeks is married and a
father with a home on Chestnut
Street in Boston. He plays golf and
pool with equal gusto. Most of his
time is spent reading and reading—
an estimated 20,000,000 words a year.
by Dale Smith
Miss Charlotte Hunter, new dean
of students finds Salem a ‘.‘warm
and friendly ’ ’ place. Since her ar-
rival on campus she has been a very
busy person, but she has maintained
her calm while meeting more than
three hundred students.
Miss Hunter has had ten years
experience as assistant dean of stu
dents and adviser to the freshmen
at Agnes Scott College and spent
last summer doing work at Duke,
which no doubt laid the ground work
for the amazing efficiency that she
During her spare time (which she
has lacked so far at Salem) the tall
slender dean plays an occasional set
of tennis, rides hor^ebacK and reads.
On her list of favorites are ani-
laals and coffee at any hour.
Although she admires cats because
^Hhey are so intelligent” there is
nothing she would like better than
to own a dog.
Miss Hunter could call either Wil
liamsburg, Va., Davidson or Long
Island, N. Y., home. Asked what
Though desks were empty and
blackboards unused, Salem was not
altogether in a lethargic slump this
summer. There was buzzing and
hammering, scraping and knocking.
Plans were made, tools were brought
out and the work was begun. Old
Salem isn’t what it used to be.
One of the most beautifying jobs
was done in the library. A fresh
painting and polished shelves were
greeted by returning Salemites. Also
in evidence are the new stacks and
new shelves in the Reserve Room.
The stairways of Clewell and the
porch of Main Hall, also were pain
ted. New settees and chairs, com
fortable and attractive, were put in
the dormitories. The greatest im-
’ provement, sg,y the occupants, are
f the new beds in the various dormi-
^ M ^ tories. Clewell’s new beds are ^e-
Miss Charlotte Hunter i ing awaited eagerly, especially from
the looks of those bright large
place could be named as her resi-' springs lying under the baekporeh
dence, with a lovely twinkle in her of Mam Hall.
eyes she replied that home is where And so a renovated, fresh Salem
I hang my hat and have my ward- awaits new and old Salemites for
robe; right here now.” the coming year.
And Knits Baby Ar gyles
Miss Marion Reed
by Catherine Moore
I followed Miss Reed into her liv
ing room, I was to have my first
interview, and with the new Assis
tant Dean. We both settled down
on the sofa and I started writing.
Miss Marion Reed of St. Peters
burg, Florida, received her A. B. de
gree from Duke University and her
M. A. in student personnel admini
stration from Syracuse University.
She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha,
Pi Lamda Theta, American Associa
tion -of University Women, National
Association of Deans of Women and
National Education Association.
Miss Reed reports that she is a
seasoned traveler. There is justifi
cation in making this statement
since she has traveled all over the
United States, Canada, Alaska, Mex
ico and lower California!
On tlie topic of talents Miss Reed
admits that she is “neither musi
cally nor artistically inclined. ’ ’
However, her fascination for knit
ting argyle socks and mittens for
babies should definitely be consid
ered an artistic talent.
As for reading tastes Miss Reed
likes fiction and magazines. She is
a regular reader of Life, Time, and
the Atlantic Monthly. Confessing
that such a list sounds a little “high
brow”, she enthusiastically added
The New Yorker and Vogue, “even
though it is a little over my head,