THE SALE MITE
_ Costume Chosen With Care ^
- For Reading Day Attire
by Lee Rosenbloom
Dr. Welch’s Psychology classes will be a
little surprised to know that she spent part
of her Christmas vacation in Bellvue. Dr.
Welch reported that unlike most of the in
mates she had difficulty getting in Bellvue,
but none at all in getting out. It seems that
she wa.s visiting a friend who is in charge of
Physical Education a't the institution. Dr.
Welch saw eleven plays, three movies, and
four radio shoAvs while she was in New York.
She Avas particularly impressed Avith South
Pacific, Death of a Salesman, and Mr. Roberts.
Surprisingly enough, she did not like Kiss Me
Kate, which many people ranked Avith South
Pacific.- There Avere signs everyAvhere urging
conservation of Avater, but Dr. AYelch said
there AAms no real hardship, and she got Avater
Avhenever she asked for it.
Dr. Singer spent tAvo days in Boston at the
joint meetings of the MedieA'al Academy of
America and the American Historical Associa
tion. There Avere some eight hundred histor
ians attending the session. Dr. Singer said
there were scA^en or eight different lecturers,
round tables, and discussions scheduled each
morning and afternoon.
Mr. Leach attended the Southern Historical
Association in Boston, too. On his Avay back
to New York, Mr. Leach Avas AAmiting for his
train in the Boston railroad station Avhen a
young lady came in and said, that she AA'as
driving down and asked if anyone Avould pre
fer to ride through the country. On the Avay
doAvn, a policeman stopped them for driving
fifty-fiA^e miles an hour in a forty-fiA'O mile
an hour zone. Mr. Leach Avas driving, but
■since the car Avas registered in the young
ladj^’s name, she did most of the talking. When
the officer asked her AA^ho Mr. Leach was, she
ansAvered, “I have no idea”. Incidentally,
they did not get a ticket.
Miss Covington Avas in Ncav York for the
annual meeting of the American Economics
Association. Economists from colleges and
universities, industries and goA^ernment agen
cies attended the conference. Discussions and
papers on national and international economic
affairs AA^ere featured at the meeting.
Mrs. Moran and her husband Avent goose
hunting at Lake Matamuskeet OA’er the Amca-
tion. After hearing from one of her friends
that they bagged the limit in 45 minutes on
their trip, Mrs. Moran said she Avas a little
disappoinied Avhen she did not even have an
opportunity to fire her gun.
Since her family Avas sick over vacation.
Miss Byrd said that she turned into a cook-
nurse combination. HoAvever, by folloAving
directions in the cook-book, using concrete de
tails, and avoiding generalities, she turned out
a lovely turkey Avithout one single comma
fault. (AdAmnced composition students led by
that so-and-so Norman Jarrard are the first
to offer congratulations.)
Miss Baynes is a candidate for her M. D.
after this Christmas. Santa Claus brought her
niece a doctor’s kit, and, so Miss Baynes Avith
the assistance of her 5 year-old niece extracted
various and sundry doll’s hearts, appendix,
Reverend and Mrs. SaAvyer AA'ere hosts to a
young lady, Miss Marilyn Ruth SaAvyer, over
vacation. Miss Sawyer, AA^ho Aveighed seven
pounds, arrwed on December 30. She is plan
ning an extended \dsit in Winston-Salem.
Dr. Todd spent seA^eral days in NeAv York
doing research at Columbia UniA^ersity and
public libraries. He also had a leading article
published, in a journal of the University of Vir
ginia over the holidays; the contents of this
article Ave will explain in a future Salemite.
Incidentally, that ncAA' red Dodge AA^ith the
Pennsylvania license plates arrived at the
Todds tAAm days before Salem reopened.
Students at Salem College AAmnt home and
slept and ate and dreaded exams.
by Sis Pooser
Where will you be on Reading
Daj^ ? What will you be wearing ?
For the benefit of those At'ho want
to be in stjde' on this, the most
important day of this semester, I
will give a brief inside glimpse
at the typical Salemite and the clo
thes she has chosen for this mem
orable occassion. For the benefit
of all new students unfamiliar with
the term, 1 should like to point out
that Reading Day is not a period
dedicated to the appreciation of
best-sellers. So you see, it’s most
important to be attired correctljc
Nancy Florence had decided after
much deliberation, to wear her new
blue cashmere sweater, while Laura
Harvey and Louise Stacy have de
cided on the traditional blue jeans
and plaid skirt.
Clara Justice will put on a rain
coat over her pajamas long enough
to dash down to the Club dining
room for coffee and cake. Yes,
that’s Clara getting another piece
of Sugarbread to take back to Sis,
Hines. Sis lost her raincoat at
Chapel Hill last weekend.
Probably no one Avill see Carolyn
Harris, Muggins Bowman, or Sarah
Clark on Reading day. They are
the temporary officers of the Eng
lish Literary Society on Salem Cam
pus. This group is particularly
active at this season.
Betty Gwen Beck and Cammy
Lovelace are looking for someone
to go to the moAues with them.
Cammy will wear her Sadie Haw
kins blue jeans while Betty Gwen
will wear her neAv furs. Betty Gwen
is planning to shop for a hat after
Notice to all music students;
Julia Moore and Marilyn Moore
AA'ill be selling cold drinks on the
fourth floor of Memorial Hall, The
proceeds will go towards buying
extra blue-books for the Music Ap
We’re afraid that Mary Ann
Spillman won’t be able to study
properly for an3^ of her exams. She
has de\'eloped acute inflammation
of the left eye from looking too
much at that new ring of hers.
Betty Jean Smith, Peggy Britt,
and Carroll Johnstone have saved
their Shmoo costumes to wear on
reading day. They have kindly
volunteered to supply the entire
sophomore class Avith cigaiettes
during the coming ordeal.
Dale Smith m.ay be located m
the Salemite office getting out a
twelve-page paper. This paper will
be filled with clever crossword puz
zles worked out b}' the staff and
a questionaire on av o r 1 d affairs.
Dale Avill AAvar her dark purple robe.
Beverly Johnson is going to sleep
Emmy Rowland hopes to haAV
her four term papers completed by
then. If not she’ll have her meals
served in her room and Avon’t
really bother to dress up.
Betty Griffin has chosen a chic
broAA’n lace hat. She A\ill AWar a
dark broAvn dress and suede shoes.
Gordon may arrive at Salem on
reading day and Betty doesn’t Avant
to be caught unavA'ares.
Mary Lib Weaver has saAvd the
1 o V e 1 A^ Christmas gift that her
chums in South gave her. Maybe
she’ll treat us all to a glimpse of
this creation on Reading Day.
Dee McCarter Avill be wearing her
KA pin. Need Ave saA" more ?
Sis Honeycutt will wear her neAV
organ shoes all day as she is giving
a concert from three o’clock on.
This informal music hour is for
all Avho become bored with them
selves in the afternoon. Sis Avill be
assisted by Roslyn Fogel AA'ho Avill
Avear her Salem jacket. A small
admission Avill be charge d—the
Sisters’ House ash tray fund.
Faye Stickney is planning to
spend the day in the “Rec. Room”
of. Strong and AA'ill Avear her bright
blue gym suit.
Winkie Harris AA'ill conduct Hy
giene Seminar in her room in
Sister’s. Winkie urges all girls
AA'ho AA'ish to attend not to bother
to AA'ear hose, Frances Morrison
is in charge of the refreshments.
U. S. Debates Defense Aid
For Formosa Nationalists
Pribliccition of the S3,leinit6 Avill be suspen
ded until February 10th. The next issue Avill
be edited by Joan Carter Read.
by Ruth Lenkoski
Last Aveek China Avas highlighted
in the neAA'S resulting in AA^arm dis
putes over the best policy the
United States should folloAv in her
relations AA'ith China. President
Truman, however, favored and acted
upon the Anew advocating a hands-
off policy in the question of
Since the Communists succeeded
late last month in gaining control
of the last bit of China’s mainland,
Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist
forces have moved to Formosa
Avhich is one hundred miles off the
coast of China. Unless the Chiang
Government receives help it seems
inevitable that the Communists aaHI
seize the Island of Formosa also.
The question of aid to China
again faced the United States Avhere
mainl}" two conflicting policies were
advocated. The first vieAV advo
cated by some outstanding Repub
licans pleaded to help Chiang and
save Formosa. This group pre
sented their reasons as being the
strategic value of the island as a
defense post. Some prominent busi
ness men Avith interests in China
supported this position.
On the other side there AA^as the
group led by President Truman
and Secretary of State Acheson.
These advocated that the U, S. not
try to save Formosa because the
island is not highly strategic and
also that such action mught bring
implications as serious as war.
Since Truman did support the
latter view, the U. S. technically
still has an alliance with National
ists. This situation has served to
make cool relations betAveen the
U. S. and Britain. For Britain last
Aveek recognized the Chinese Com
munist Government of Peiping, in
the interest of English business in-
vestments in China. The case
stands Avith the U. S. threatening
aid to Chiang or at least in alliance
with that group, Avhile Britain has
turned to an alliance with the
Last week Congress reconvened
for an election year struggle. Both
the Democrats and Republicans are
expected to keep in mind that the
records made during this session
AA ill influence A’oters next November.
As Congress again opened, the
Democrats Avere in the majoritv' in
both houses. In the House there
are 261 Democrats, 169 Republicans,
three vacancies, one Democrat-Lib
eral, and one Republican-Liberal.
The count in the Senate is 54
Democrats and 42 Republicans.
President Truman opened this
session of Congress on Wednesday,
January 4, at 1 p.m. with his State
of the Union message. The Presi
dent asked for greater government
spendings. He also advocated Fed
eral aid to education, housing pro
jects for the middle income group,
and stand-by price controls The
President also set forth his second
edition of his “Fair Deal” program.
His first explosive “Fair Deal” pro
gram was presented last January
in his annual message.
It is expected that most of the
extreme Presidential proposals will
be blocked. The combined forces
of the Conservative Democrats and
the Republicans will be responsible
for most of the opposition.
“Study for exams should have begun Se
tember 25. If a student gets started then and
puts in the last month reviewing and out-lln
ing, she will probably be Phi Beta Kappa or
at least get a D !”
“Start in September—that’s all.”
“Approaching an exam with confidence and
with a devil-may-care attitude will perhaps
do more good than five hours study the night
, . . Todd
“Start studying three weeks ahead of time
and not study the day before at all.” ’
“It’s too late now; you should have started
September 25—go on to the movies!”
“ 1. Approach your study Avith calmness
2 Attempt to understand thoroughly all tlie
material you review.
Don’t memorize anything unless it has mean
ing to you.
3. A Avise eomhination of the factors study
sleep, and recreation Avill result in inereasinff
(rather than decreasing) returns.”
“Each per.son has to find out for himself
how to study. Experience is the best teacher
—there’s no easy Avay.”
“1. Study all during the semester, unifying
notes and revicAviiig after each class.
2. Maintain reasonably good physical
3. Establish good working conditions: time,
platy, and adjustment to study situation!
Eliminate distractions. Concentrate
while studying, but take breaks to re
fresh your mind and relax.
4. Accept the exam as a normal part of the
5. Do not ‘cram”—psychological experi
ments disprove the lasting value of this
method unless “cramming” means re-
vieAving materials already learned.
6. Attempt to preserve “emotional” balance
—face (I) the reality of the exam and
(2) your ability and preparation for it
7. Realize that the exam is not an end in
itself; it is a means to an end—a contri
bution to Avliat college is for—the ex
tension of knoAvledge and the broaden
ing of understandings.
While you are franticalty studying for that
exam take a minute out and read the above,
1 his is your faculty’s advice to you.
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