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OF SAINT MARVS
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December 17, 1037
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Saturday night, December 11th, was the most enjoy
able event in the school life of the girls who attended
their one and only Senior dance. The chairmen of the
various committees wore Sallie London Fell, invita
tions; Nancy Taylor, orchestra; and Helen Noell, deco
rations. The gym was decorated in a Christmas design
with a fireplace, Christmas tree, and stockings and
white silhouettes of toys and children around the walls
OB brick crepe paper.
,, ^bary Louise Riddick, president of the student body;
Tudie Neff, ])rcsident of the Senior class; Miss Caroline
Hai-ris and Mr. C. A. P. Moore, Senior class advisers;
and Mrs. Ernest Cruikshank, Miss Davis, and Miss
Sutton were in the receiving line. Freddy Johnson and
bis TJ. N. C. orchestra played the hit tunes of the sea
son, and for the Senior no-break played a medley of
‘Night and Day,” “Stardust,” and “Once in a While.”
At intermission the guests enjoyed Mrs. Marriott’s
excellent punch, however diluted it may have been by
the confetti from the Christmas stockings. Add to the
confetti in everyone’s hair the serpentine around every
one’s neck, and you have the aftermath of an hilarious
intermission. Notwithstanding these difficulties, the
jt ‘bince progressed joyously until twelve o’clock, when the
Seniors reluctantiy bade their dates “good night,” and
is ‘‘^t^’Uggled to Holt Hall to discuss their pleasant niemo-
I’les as they attemi)ted to brush the confetti from their
hair. Incidentally, this was the first time confetti has
been used at a Saint Mary’s dance, and, although the
servants report unsuccessful results, everyone else en
joyed it “more than that.”
i ages and hat-check girls for the dance were : Martha
‘^nii Speight, Sally MacNider, kleredyth McIntyre,
Dorothy Kerr, Toddy Boykin, Virginia I’rotter, Mar
garet Taylor, Mariana Hancock, Virginia Allison, Sue
Uarwood, Hallie Townes, Mary Olsen, Annie Webb
vLeshire, Betty Oates, Nancy Mclver; and Carolyn
Miller. Miss Weise, Grant Jones, and Anne Burnett
acted as hostc^sses. —
SIGMAS WIX SWIMMIXG MEET
W Sigmas defeated the Mus in the swimming meet
•g ^cdiiesday night with the final score of 149-132 points.
3 I ^hio White, Sigma, and Mary Gault, Mu, starring in
both swimming and diving, made the highest individual
scores of 41 and 36 points, respectively.
iliss Vincella, assistant director of the gym depart-
inent, ])lanued and directed the meet. Mr. Tucker filled
>is traditional position as announcer, although specta-
nns and contestants alike missed his attractive white
sports outfit of last year, and Miss Allan, Miss Spruill,
/ and Miss Parker from the Y. ML C. A., judged.
the events and their winners were:
100-yard, free style—first heats—Mus: Gault, E.
Tucker; Sigmas : White, Breut.
Side stroke for form—Kendrick, Sigma; E. Holmes,
Mu; J. Miller, Sigma.
Back stroke for form—J. Miller and Kendrick, Sig
mas, tie; Murchison, Sigma.
100-yard, free style—final heat—Gault, ilu; White
and Brent, Sigmas.
Australian Crawl, for form—White and Seidler,
50-yard Back Crawl—Brent, Sigma; Gault and E.
Diving—M’hite, Sigma, and Trotter, Mu, tied with
50 points each.
The most hilarious and exciting event of the meet was
the Novelty Relay. In it, one member of each team
raced to the end of the pool carrying a strong rope by
which the rest of the team pulled her back to the start
ing point, where she gave the rope to the next swimmer.
This continued until the whole team had participated
and it provided excitement for the spectators and fun
for the contestants.
Following the swimming meet. Miss Harvey, head of
the physical education department, j)resented a water
pageant, “The Three Little Frogs.” Miss Harvey
wrote the pageant herself, and her synopsis of it is as
“The Three Little Frogs sing and dance with glee
because they think that they are safe from ‘The Big
Bad Snake.’ They build their houses of Lilies, Cat
Tails, and Shells to protect themselves from the Snake.
The Snake surprises them with a visit, destroying the
houses made of Lilies and Cat Tails. The Three Frogs
gather in the shell house and are safe because it is
strong. The Snake, in an attempt to tear down the
shell house, catches his tail in a shell and struggles to
death, w’hile the Three Frogs, Lilies, Cat Tails, and
Shells celebrate his capture and death.”
The characters in the pageant were:
The Snake Nancy Murchison
The Three Frogs,
Jean Miller, Carolyn Aliller, Kay Castles
Brent, M’^hite, Gault, Kendrick, E. Tucker, E. Holmes
Cat Tails MacNider, Midyette, Maupin
Lilies Trotter, Rumfeldt, Dawson, Seidler, Gant
The water pageant was a new idea for a Saint Mary’s
swimming meet. The characters were attractively cos
tumed, the Snake and Frogs ridiculously funny, and
the formations celebrating the escape of the frogs well