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j Volume XXIX
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Friday, November 12, 1948
Number VIII
Atom Bomb Discussed;
Nationalist Defeated
by Kuth Lenkoski
With the election over in the
I xj. S., the United Nations General
Assembly seems to have stepped up
the pace of the session in Paris. It
ia dubious that the Assembly will
finish all that is on the agenda
before the close of the session on
December 10—when the delegates
will go home for Christmas. Hence,
special session is probable because
certain items cannot be postponed
until the fall of ’49, the date of
the next session.
In most cases the holdup of decis
ions is caused by differences mainly
between Russia and the United
States. Last week a resolution was
passed concerning the atomic bomb.
Although the majority of the Politi
cal and Security Committee appro
ved of the resolution, Russia still
voted it down. Russia wanted two
treaties to be signed simultaneously
—one to outlaw the bomb and the
other to set up controls. The U. S.
wanted the establishment of a com
plete international system of con
trol and inspection of atomic energy
facilities,, followed by the outlawing
of the bomb. . The following are the
things which the resolution did:
“(1) approved the majority (Ameri
can) plan for control of the atomic
bomb; (2) expressed worry about
the impasse in negotiations; (3)
asked the Big Five and Canada to
hold talks and see if there is any
basis of agreement; (4) called on
the Atomic Energy Commission to
meet again and continue its work.”
Because of the Russian bloc this
resolution has failed to settle the
differences between the U. S. and
Russia.
The problem in Palestine has not
been settled yet either. The strug
gle between the Israeli and Egypt
ians for Negeb, the 3,000 square mile
stretch of sand in Southern Pales
tine, continues without war. On
October 19, the Security Council
ordered a cease fire and withdrawal
to original positions. Both agree to
cease fire, but Israeli refused to
withdraw from the position which
they had gained. Recently Britain
and China proposed that both sides
withdraw to their original positions
or face the possibility of economic
and diplomatic sanctions. Due to
Peyre Charms
Salemites
pressure from the U. S. the resolu
tion was postponed. Now it has
been passed and is being taken up
in the Cabinet of Israeli Govern
ment.
In China, the Nationalists have
been defeated by the Communists,
who have succeeded in occupying
Mukden. Many such victories as
this have put the Communists in
possession of lands rich in coal, iron
and other natural resources. Those
Nationalist^ who are left in Man
churia, have a hopeless outlook
which is developing a sense of indif
ference among them. They are tired
of civil strife, extreme inflation and
so forth. The attitude is: What
difference does it all make? Living
under Communism couldn’t be much
worse than life under the Nation
alists. Meanwhile General Chiang
Kaishek has appealed to America for
help. A relief program for China
is something too vast for this coun
try to be able to afford it is beli
eved, since we now have the ERP to
finance.
Mrs. Strong
Comes Home
Mother Strong will return to her
beloved Salem campus sometime next
week, after a summer spent at
Keuka College.
Keuka College in Rochester, New
York, has presented Mother Strong
with an honorary degree of Humane
Letters. The degree is a tribute to
a great American and recognition
of her generous service to education.
While in Rochester, Mother
Strong, honorary president of the
Rochester T. W. C. A., led the
ground-breaking for the new Y. W.
C. A.'building. Mother Strong gave
the property which made possible
the expanded site for the new build
ing in 1942. Mother Strong used
the same silver trowel that she used
35 years ago to break ground for
the present Rochester Y. W. C. A.
building, also a gift of the Strong
family.
Mother Strong is coming to Salem
from Washington, D. C., where she
spent the last month visiting her
son. Colonel Corrin Strong.
Night Club Features
Smokes, Jokes, Folks
Seniors Plant
Lee Aspires ToPonS Fame;
Just '‘Can’t Help Singing
by Laboma Poindexter
‘‘Can’t help singing” . . . that is
the motto of sixteen-year-old, viva
cious Barbara (Bobbie) Lee. And
you can hear her doing just that
nearly anytime you go into the day
students’ center. A freshman, Bob
bie is majoring in voice and hopes
someday to have her name ranked
with that of her ideal—Lily Pons.
Bobbie’s most attractive charm is
her ability to make you forget your
worries and be gay. She is just
bubbling over with vitality. Blonde
curly hair, sparkling, blue eyes and
a winning smile add to her person
ality just the right touch.
If you were interviewing Bobbie
and should happen to ask her how
she likes Salem, you would probably
hear sometl^ing like this. ‘‘Gosh, I
think it’s simply wonderful, and I
just love being a day student! All
of the boarding students are so nice
and "friendly. Come to think of it,
the last statement should be con
sidered a compliment!).
Bobbie’s activities outside of
school vary from painting portraits
to teaching a Sunday School class.
As for the theatre, Katherine Hep
burn and Van Heflin always give
command performances in Bobbies
opinion. There is one fact I’ve omit
ted about Bobbie. One of her chief
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P. Evans and P. Aiken
Salem’s academic appetite was
tempted last Tuesday by an a-Peyre-
tit in the, form of Henri Peyre, out
standing authority on French, Eng
lish and American literature. Dur
ing the day he gave a' chapel ad
dress and spoke informally to sev
eral classes and a group of students
and faculty at lunch. With rapid-
fire fluency and a French-British ac
cent, Dr. Peyre left behind him a
trail of open minds, strained ears
and panting tongues. (We note—
with secret glee, it must be confes
sed—that since his departure we
haven’t heard a single complaint
about the Carolina drawl from our
snappy-talking Northern comrades.)
Of literature, about which he
spoke volumes and we could remem
ber only snatches. Dr. Peyre said
that the French like best those Eng
lish books which are least like their
For example, the French of
the nineteenth century could not
understand the lack of passion in the
works of Jane Austin and George
Eliot, but liked to read them for
their ‘‘beautiful, restful and old-
maidish quality”. Personally he
prefers the English Romances, es
pecially Shelley, and finds the Neo-
classicists, especially Dryden, dull.
One of the morning’s choice com-
[ments was that he had no quarrel
with Robinson Crusoe, but—alas—
‘‘how much more interesting it
would have been if Friday had been
a girl! ’ ’
In the field of modern literature
he told us that everything American
—good and bad alike—is being
avidly translated, bought and prais
ed in France. It is a fad which
will die out, but the good realistic
writers like Hemingway, Faulkner
and Steinbeck have exerted a last
ing influence on the French. Wil
liam Faulkner he believes is the best
prose writer in English today. The
most enlightened field of French
literature at present, he said, is the
drama, which is experiencing a re
naissance such as it hasn’t known
for a century. Such men as Gide,
Sartre and Camus are writing philo
sophical plays for the stage, and
(putting our own theatre to shame)
the most literary productions are
taking in the best returns.
Annual Ivy
This year Senior Tree Planting
will be held on November the 18th.
The Senior Class has voted to
plant a pink dogwood in the square
and the ivy is to be planted on the
wall of Bitting that faces the din
ing hall. Dr. Rondthaler will make
a speech and Patsy Moser, the pre
sident of the Senior Class, will de
dicate the tree and the ivy to the
school in the name of the class of
’49.
The seniors also voted in favor
of each member of the class throw
ing a penny in when the tree is
planted. For the past two years
only the class officers have thrown
pennies around the tree. In 1915
the senior class planted the magno
lia in front of Park. Hall and each
member donated a lucky penny. The
tree has grown so enormoas that the
present senior class has decided to
do the same for their pink dogwood.
Town Girls
Have Tea
•3^ Gingham Tavern, the Salem Night
Club, will be held Saturday night
in the basement of Bitting Dormi
tory from 8 until 11 p. m.
Joan Hassler will be the mistress
of ceremonies, leading a floor show
featuring Lizzie Hancock, ‘‘D”
McCarter and ‘‘Roz” Fogel as
vocalists. The traditional Can-Can
will include Jean Epps, Beth Cour-
sey, Emily Warden, Myrtle Wiley
and Sally Senter. Other skits will
be included in the show which pro
mises to be a big evening in enter
tainment.
When the floor show is over, there
will be dancing to your favorite
tunes played by your favorite pia
nist, Sis Honeycutt.
The checked tables have turned
and you will be able to give orders
to Drs. Hulme and Singer, who are
to be head waiters. Assisting these
distinguished gentlemen will be
Anne Speas, Betty Connor, Betsy
Farmer, Mimi Weil and Margaret
Thomas as waitresses.
The menu will include the follow
ing drinks: Cokes, pink ladies, pur
ple passion. Potato chips and pret
zels will also be served.
Come one, come all! For twenty-
five cents you can stay at ‘ ‘ The
Club” from 8 until 11 o’clock.
Men Hold
Smoker
Day students’ mothers and the
faculty will be honored at a tea
next Wednesday afternoon.
Decorations in the Center will
carry out a fall motif. Polly Hartle,
chairman of the decoration commit
tee for the tea, has announced plans
for decorations to include brightly
colored leaves, ivy twisted around
the white posts in the center, and
paper figures representing characters
concerned with Thanksgiving, v
Carol Ann Daniels is chairman of
the invitations group, which has
prepared invitations bearing a pic
ture of a turkey.
The refreshment committee has
decided to serve Russian tea, cake,
and nuts. Jean Padgett, chairman
of the committee, is working with
Bonnie Sue Stonestreet, Julia Davis,
Sara Ann Slawter, and Joan Wil
liams.
The Men’s Association held its
first social of the new school year,
a smoker in the Club Dining Room,
last Friday night at 8 p. m.
Male faculty members and former
male Salemites were invited as
guests of the Association for this
event. Among those attending were
Bishop Rondthaler, Doctors Jordan
and Yardell, Messers Leach, Self
ridge, Bromberg and Campbell.
Dr. Anscombe was the guest
speaker of=ihe evening. His topic
was ‘‘One hundred, thousand, mil
lion, billion, trillion miles in thirty
minutes” or ‘‘A Short Introduction
to Astronomy”. Although Dr. Ans
combe is known to most of us as
Professor of History and Philoso
phy, he demonstrated his ability as
an astronomer of no little accomp
lishment. His talk was well received
by the entire group.
Marshall Comes South;
Leads Active Life Here
After lunch we adjourned to the
Campus Living Room, where Cheer
leaders Byrd and Hulme led the fac
ulty in loud ovations at Dr. Peyre’s
tenets on education. He believes in
a broad background in the humani
ties before any specialized training
and emphasized the study of classi
cal culture and foreign languages
for future statesmen, scientists, wri
ters, musicians—everybody. Such a
program sounds idealistic; yet we
couldn’t help thinking that with
educators of the stature and dy
namic of Henri Peyre it would be,
not only possible’, but immensely
enjoyable.
Is'
by Helen Creamer
Pleasantville, New York — the
home of Reader’s Digest is also the
home of that Yankee gal, Maril3m
(better known as Lyn) Marshall.
Lyn loves the South and would not
mind being a part of it; but her
heart nevertheless, is planted quite
firmly in the soil of the North.
Lyn is a member of the Junior
Class and h^s an interest in many
activities. At the present she is on
the I. R. S. Council, is an irreplae-
able member of the Junior Class
Hockey team and is showing her
talents in other fields, such as dra
matics. She will soon be seen in the
current Salem hit ‘ ‘ Stage Door ,
with an all star east.
‘.‘Old Sal” has nothing on Lyn
with her sunny disposition and
friendly manner. Nothing ever
seems to get her easy way ruffed.
To this tall, blue-eyed New Yorker,
life represents joyous living.
Lyn’s likes are many and dislikes
few. Seafoods definitely faU in the
latter category, -with the exception
of scallops which she dearly loves.
Along the same line of food likes
comes potatoes—Lyn can never get
her fill of these. Also, her happiest
days at Salem are the “hot dog
days” in the dining hall. “Noth
ing like them”, she says.
Will power is something Lyn has,
but likes to hide when it comes to
cigarettes. Her ever-recurring words
are, “I hate cigarettes. I’m going
to stop smoking.” As a result of
this statement, while she is indulging
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