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Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, October 22, 1948
Bailey, Arrington Lead Court
Scans Palestine Problem
lay Until Lenkoski
In less than two weeks the Presi
dential elections will be held. As
most people see it, ttie race is be
tween Truman and Dewey. Both of
these candidates have been tonring
the country campaigning for their
parties. En route, both the Bepub-
lican and Democrat leaders have
made direct and indirect attacks on
the other’s platform.
Besides the general politicking,
Truman and Dewey have "come to
grips” on three important issues—
the bi-partisan foreign policy, labor
and management problems, and the
social legislation. There is a dis
agreement as to who introduced the
bi-partisan policy. Dewey claims
that his campaign, in 1944 first used
it. Truman says that it dates back
to the late Franklin D. Eoosevelt
and Cordell Hull. At any rate a
bi-partisan foreign policy does exist
in so far as both parties here are
supporting the B. E. P. and the
United Nations, plus other United
States foreign policies. In the labor-
management dispute Dewey believes
that the Taft-Hartley Law is heal
thy for both labor and management.
Truman said the law "is an instru
ment for union-busting by anti-labor
employers. ’ ’ In the Eightieth Con
gress, President Truman advocated
a raise in the minimum wage from
40 to 75 cents per hour and more
provisions to make more people eli
gible for benefits under social secu
rity. The following are quotations
from both candidates giving their
stand on such social legislation:
Mr. Dewey: "The present mini
mum wage is far too low and it
will be raised. We will overhaul
the social security system—extend
its coverage and increase its bene
Mr. Truman: "They (the Eepub-
licans) favor a minimum wage—
the lower the better—. They ap
prove of social security benefits
so much so that they took them
away from almost a million peo
In the campaigning, Truman is
down to earth and Dewey is smooth
in approach. Although many peo
ple are not enthusiastic about any
candidate the predictions are that
Dewey will win by a ..sizeable mar
gin. Truman has lost strength in
his, party by losing voters to Thur
mond and Wallace.
Meanwhile in the United Nations
there seems to be no solution in
view on the problem of Berlin. The
small countries are getting shaky
and seared about the outcome of the
increasingly strained dispute be
tween the United States and Eussia.
There is fear that this situation
might bring ruin to the U. N. No
action can be seen until the^Presi-
dent of the U. S. takes office in
January, because Eussia will want
to be clear about the stand of the
next officer in the problem. The
American authorities are in the
meantime planning to carry on the
air lift for at least three more
In Palestine more trouble has
arisen. The Israli are fighting with
the Egyptians in Negeb. Dr. Ealph
Bunche, who has succeeded Count
Berndotte as U. N. mediator in Pal
estine, ordered that they cease fire.
The Jews refused to do so until they
are assured that the other side will
cease also and not try to gain
ground. The Negeb region is a dry
land, sparsely inhabited. The Jews
had planned to make it a fertile
land by irrigation from the Jordan.
The problem faces the U. N., which
has found no solution yet. Dr.
Bunche advocated the Bernadette
Plan, which has met with approval
among many nations.
These two beauties, Miss Miriam
Bailey and Miss Dot Arrington, have
been chosen by Salemites to reign
over the May Day festivities, rain
or shine. Even srormy days couldn’t
detract from such pulchritude, grace
Scourge Hits Unsuspecting;
Horrifying Shrieks Rent Air
Stickney Prefers North;
Sails And Skiis At Home
by Wan Hoo Nose
"Did I hear someone mention
Boston? Well now, the last time
You can alrhost hear Fay Stickney’s
a’s start to broaden and those final
r’s come thick and fast, for she is
off on one of her favorite topics
the wonders of her native Massa
chusetts, particularly Beverly and
Fay is an active member of the
"thwarted sophomore class”. She
is the vice-president of the French
Club and a member of the Salemite
"It is kind of hard on a Yankee
coming this far south, but I have
found lots of things I like about it.
Namely, the Chi Phi House at
Chapel Hill.” Even so she still
thinks that the north can’t be beat.
Mostly because she can’t partici
pate in one of her favorite sports,
Once again we got back to the
subject of home and I found out
that the Corinthian Yacht Club is
her favorite hangout where she
spends most of her time in various
kinds of boats. It would seem that
she can sail most everything from
a Comet to a Schooner, not to men-
tion hor prowess as a rower.
Bangs and hand-knit sweaters
seem to be characteristic of Fay, as
well as the Yankee trait of wearing
her socks up, instead of rolling them
In ease you’d like to find out
more about Fay for yourself and I
assure you that there is a lot more
to be told, she can be found in Cozy
Corner smoking Chesterfields and
khitting on a "grubby pair of
Silence prevailed on the hall (for
once). In the distance, the dripp
ing of a water faucet echoed thro
ugh the building as though it were
marking the passage of time. The
deadly quiet seemed to be the fore
runner of dreadful things to come.
A horrifying shriek rent the air.
Then, as swiftly as it had been dis
pelled, silence once more descended.
With a dreadful certainty, the reali
zation of what the scream meant
dawned in the mind of every fresh
man. The very event which had
been their sole topic of conversa
tion for months, had finally become
Simutaneously, a low humming
began somewhere, and a thousand
measured footsteps were heard, keep
ing time with the funereal rhythmn.
As I crouched in my closet, I heard
the door slowly open and a gruff
voice mutter, ‘ ‘ Get out of there,
mongrel”. Quivering with fright,
I obeyed the curt instructions.
I -was pushed roughly into a line
made up of thoroughly cowed indi
viduals who I knew must be my
classmates. The order was given td
blindfold; thus in total darkness we
were led to some strange place
where our suffering would begin.
So we marched, all freshmen, un
able to communicate with each other
and terrified of what lay ahead.
Through the minds of each one ran
the thoughts of our various misdeeds
for which we would surely be pun
ished. We remembered the brash
ness and cockiness with which we
had dismissed this ordeal.
"They can’t do a thing, to me,
I’m not seared. Phooey to them!
They can’t hurt us! ” And more such
evidences of our ignorance. How
we regretted those foolish, reckless
As I wished to the depth of my
heart that I had listened to sound
The Eight Eeverend Clarence H.
Shawe of London, England will
speak in assembly next Tuesday.
Bishop Shawe is Head of The Mora
vian Church in England, and also
Chairman of the Unity Board, gov
erning body of the international
For the past two months Bishop
and Mrs. Shawe have been in parts
of Canada and northern United
States. During the month of Oct
ober they will be here in the South
ern Province of the Moravian
Church. Eecently Bishop Shawe has
traveled on the continents of Eu
rope and Africa in behalf of Mora
vian Church work.
Having lived in England during
the war. Bishop Shawe has had some
hazardous experiences with so called
"doodle-bug” bombings. As for
present day. Bishop Shawe can give
information from experience about
rationing and general conditions in
A bevy of beautiful girls was the
attraction of Old Chapel Wednesday
and Thursday nights as the student
body chose their May Court for this
Miriam Bailey of Fair Bluff was
elected May Queen and Dot Arring
ton of Eocky Mount was chosen
Other candidates for queen were
Lib Kennedy, Mary Patience McFaU,
Betty Ann Eppes, Katherine Ives
and Euth Mabry.
Added to the beauty of the queen
is her modesty which kept her from
calling home at the first opportunity
because the dorm phone was in the
hall. Her brunette beauty will be
well contrasted by her roommate
Dot Arrington’s blonde loveliness.
Miriam is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Guy L. Bailey. She has been
on the May Court for three years
and is a history major. She is a
member of the Modern Dance Club,
Spanish Club and Pierrettes.
Dot is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. A. Arrington, is vice-chair
man of the May Day Committee, a
member of the I. E. S. on the staffs
of the Sights and Insights and the
Salemite and is a Spanish major.
Last year she was a senior marshal.
From among many Salemites,
twelve girls were chosen to be on
the May Court.
Jane Bowman, daughter of the
C. B. Bowmans of Ealeigh, is a mem
ber of the Modern Dance Club, sub
house president of Strong and has
I been on the Legislative Board of the
j Student Government one year. She
j was also on the May Court last year.
] Ann Carrington, a member of the
Sophomore class and daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Carrington of
Lynchburg, Virginia, is in the Span
ish Club and is on the advertising
staff of the Salemite.
advise, a muffled groan came thro
ugh the stillness. Simultaneously
a dozen throats uttered a shrill
cackle of mirth. Our offenders
were truly’^ enjoying themselves at
the expense of my hapless comrads.
But let this episode be a remin-,
der to you, O Freshman. Beware,
for though you know not when the
order comes, rest assured of one
thing—it surely will, and when it
does, woe unto the one whose be
havior has not been faultless. For
that derisive laughter still echoes in
my ears. Heh, heh, heh . . .
Bet Epps, senior from Gastonia,
is the daughter of Mrs. M. H. Epps.
She has been on the May Court for
two years and is president of the
I. E. S. this year. She is majoring
in home economies.
June Elder, sophomore, is the dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Elder
of Marietta, Georgia. She is in the
Lablings, the Home Ec. Club and is
a member of the Salem Players.
Laura Harvey, junior from Kin
ston, is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. H. Harvey. She has been
on the May Court for two years, is
a Salem Player, in the Modern
Dance Club, and is on the Salemite
advertising staff. She is a junior
marshal this year.
Jean Epps, freshman from Gas
tonia is the daughter of Mrs. M.
H. Eppes. She is a member of the
Home Ec. Club and the Modern
Mary Patience McFall, the dau
ghter of the E. H. McFalls of Dan
ville, Va., is a senior this year. She
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