October 28, l%o
Do You Know Yourself? All Nations Celebrate UN Day Oct. 24
“Know thyself” may have been the latest idea in Socrates’
day, but it is also good advice today.
College is the period of self-realization for many of us. For
it is here that we can broaden our outlook on life and at the
same time begin to form definite opinions on our mental and
spiritual relationship to the world around us.
College gives us many opportunities to achieve this self-
realization, but too often that Saturday night date, the latest
style outfit, or keeping up with the current gossip hinders us
by constantly directing our thought to trivial matters. Maturity
can only come when we start thinking on our own without
waiting to see which opinion is most popular and then merely
Bead, listen, discuss, write. Then go for a walk or sit alone
and THINK. Our minds needn’t stop functioning just because
the bell rings and our notebooks are closed.
Life is less hectic and more rewarding when we know where
we are going. Introspection can prove most satisfying. Why
not try it?
A. L. T.
Where Is Our Faculty?
Lost! One complete set of faculty members of various sizes
and personalities. The missing professors were last seen enter
ing a small room under Main Hall. They were formerly seen
sitting in the Dairy Barn and talking to students on campus.
Anyone who can help us find them again will be rewarded by
stimulating conversation, warm rieiidship, and fun.
We realize that the faculty members like their new lounge
and that the Dairy Barn cannot compete with a 5c cup of
coffee; but we do miss the close relationship that we have had!
The informal chats with our professors over a cup of coffee
would rank high in a list of the advantages that Salem offers.
We met as individuals as well as note-taker and lecturer. We
sometimes get tired of seeing only the same students all the
time, and perhaps our faculty members feel the same way
about one another at times. Therefore, we would like to sug
gest that our professors still visit the Dairy Barn one of their
free periods a day. The coffee is more expensive, but the Cokes
are the same and we do miss you!
By Dean Major
There is a new anniversary on
calendars today; “the anniversary
that all lands and peoples can
acclaim” — United Nations Day.
Founded on October 24, 194S, the
United Nations represents the most
respected, most concrete, and most
effective effort of the people of
the world to solve unitedly the
problems facing all peoples and to
build together a more lasting peace
Although its first years have not
been easy, these fifteen years have
established firmly the very neces
sity of international cooperation
and the worth of the United Na
tions as an organization. The UN
has maintained peace amid the most
troubled years of all time, facing
such problems as “cold war” dis
trust, open hostilities, the vast gap
between the have and the have-not
nations, the establishing of newly
independent countries, and the
handling of rapid advancement in
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Yet Dag Hammarskjold, Secre
tary-General of the UN, recently
warned the world that the UN is
far from its aims, pleading that the
world not weaken its united efforts
to strengthen the foundations of
peace and to overcome the prob
lems of the 1960’s. Today the world
needs the UN more than ever. It
is here that a means is provided
for contacts and negotiations be
tween both sides, thus reducing the
hazards to peace. Examples of this
promotion of negotiations have
been demonstrated clearly in the
past few weeks: Several countries
of Western Europe have asked
Russia to “spell out” her position
on disarmament; the United States
has requested an investigation of
US-Cuban problems by UN com
mittee composed of members of the
Faced with a world-wide desire
for more independence and less
colonization, the United Nations is
at present discussing the possi
bilities of a training program
through which natives of areas still
considered colonies could be trained
in government and UN affairs,
therefore preparing them to lead
their countries to freedom.
In the economic field, the UN has
not only provided the groundwork
on which sound national and re
gional policies can be based, but
has recently produced a declaration
of world economic cooperation.
Calling on the world to recognize
the “worth and dignity of the hu
man individual,” the UN has laun
ched many programs aiding indi
viduals in need: the World Refugee
Year, the UNICEF programs, and
Two very different but interest
ing titles have been added to the
Browsing Room collection this
In her recent book of short
stories. Patterns of Perfection,
Nancy Hale brings us face to face
with simple, every day situations.
She reveals their true significance
with a single sentence or incident
that acts like a gentle breeze but
eaves us stunned.
The plot of these stories ranges
over wide patterns of life, but each
is centered around a character who
's seeking human compassion and
understanding and finds none.
While they watch an academic pro
cession, an anxious mother hears
her little boy, whose face is pinched
and white from persistent cough
ing, ask, “Will I go to college, too ?’’
Another plot is revealed when a
lonely and aging spinster overhears
her frivolous mother and lazy aunt
discussing her constant brooding;
they end with the remark, “Good
ness knows, she will never be
charming. It would be wise to let
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By Susan Hughes
Trudge, trudge, trudge — Monday morning.
The weekend was over, professors peered at
rows of dark circles and bleary eyes, thinking,
It must have been homecoming somewhere—
Davidson, maybe?” or “I guess that Mary-
land-Wake Forest ball game was too, too
crushing.” The bleary eyes disappeared be
hind closed eyes or sunglasses, and the dis
course on the values of whale oil were lost on
sleepy Salemites. “How can we compete with
all this social activity,” thought all the pro-
fesorss. “If only historial facts and relation
ships were remembered as well as the latest
gossip and social relationships. How can Alex
ander I of Russia compete with Mr. Paine’s
Tuesday professors were a little better off
they only had to compete with the letters
and cards from “the boy I dated this week
end,’ and the shrieks (at least the girls were
awake now) of joy over invitations for the
next weekend. A hope glimmered as a stu
dent actually answered an academic question
correctly. Had she really read her lesson?
Wednesday things began to pick up — “if
only it would last—but the weekend always
begins on Thursday.” It would be nice if
Glen really had come all the way from Oxford
to see Flicky. Please don’t play a joke like
that again. Somebody said that Mary Lou
Brown, a former member of the class of 1961
is engaged—she transferred to Emory. Wed
nesdays are all right. The gossip is usually
all “straightened out” by then, hut these girls
persist m card games. The juniors have even
made up a new one, the name of which I’m
^told, is unprintable ... The professor’s
thoughts whirled on, and the sea of wide-eyed
Wednesday morning faces looked up—“Please
give us an envelope test,” they said.
Somehow, Thursday rolled around and seats
were empty some places. “Wouldn’t it he nice
,11 professors could cut once in a while? I
can’t remember exactly when weekends started
getting so long. I’ve decided the girls only
; come to college for the weekends.”
j Friday—the faces were really wide awake
this morning. Everyone was really alert—hut
not to the problems caused by the church in
Medieval Europe, or to the correct way of
What does the UN mean to
Salemites ? Many among us can i
already testify to results of the
work of the UN, results seen in
our travels. In its first fifteen
years the UN has already become
part of the fabric of international
life, a life of which we are a part.
Who can tell what benefits our own
country or city or family may reap
from the work of this organization?
(References: NYTimes, Saturday
Oct, 22; Charlotte Observer; Tues
day, October 25; “United Nations
Day, 1960”, published by the UN
New Books Add Variety And
Color To The Browsing Room
With her economy of style and
serenity of mood, the author achi
eves an impact rare today. Her
works have been published in the
New Yorker and other leading
magazines. One should read these
stories leisurely to savor thoroughly
their gentle pathos and compassion,
A long awaited new edition of
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,
by James Agee and Walker Evans
has just been published. Written
over twenty years ago, this book
has now become a legend in pub
lishing history. In 1936, the authors
were given a journalistic assign
ment to discover and disclose the
actual daily life of the Southern
sharecropper. What started as a
routine magazine job resulted in a
poetic and moving book which was
too hot for the magazine to handle
at that time. Four years later, the
material was published in a limited
edition with some minor changes
and a few photographs deleted.
This edition has long been out of
print but not out of the minds of
some interested persons.
Do Salemites Live For The Weekend?
writing essays. “It seems hard to understand
why they can’t get out of buildings any faster
during fire drills — they surely empty Main
Hall in a hurry after their last classes on
Off to Carolina, Duke, or State—home for
the weekend, or to Charlottesville to see Wake
Forest play U. Va. Books are stashed away
on shelves or lie forgotten on a cluttered desk
some few make a feeble gesture by packing
a book or two to take along—they only add
extra weight though.
Forgotten (for a couple of days) are the
worries of getting annual pictures taken, sell
ing ads, making unit plans for education, or
writing reports for next week’s classes.
Salem has uncovered an old mystery that
still has not been solved. Recently Mr. Hill
was going through the files in the Treasurer’s
Office when he found an envelope containing
a man s small gold pocket watch. Included
with ttie watch was this note:
“This watch was found by Jeanne Tigh-
meir in 214 South the first of December.
It was in her bed one morning when she
started to make up the bed. She cannot
explain its presence nor could she find its
It seerns that working in the treasurer’s of
fice has its lighter moments, too!
It s just turned cold and already the stu-
dents are thinking of Christmas. The Day
Students are planning their annual Christmas
lea for Monday, December 12th, from 2-4 p.m.
Julia Carr and Edith Lowery are the co-chair
Dr. Africa informed his senior history stu-
dents of the trials and tribulations which they
will face as history teachers. One of his
friends asked his students to identify mono-
theism on a quiz. One student answered,
Monotheism is the belief in having only one
wife. It was prevalent in the Fertile Cres
cent.” Dr. Africa chuckled.
Joe -Luter has finally been caught. Other
years he has tried to date every freshman in
Babcock. We congratulate you, Nancy Grism-
ey, on saving this year’s freshmen from such
Resolution: Monday we’ll start studyin’ real
hard. Saturdays are nil for work.