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The Belles of Saint Mary’s
December 3, 1943 De
OF SAINT MARY’S
Published every two weeks by the stu
dent body of Saint Mary’s School.
Editor Fhenchie McCann
,, . (Katherine Lego
Exclianye Editor Sara Stockton
FacAilty Adviser C. A. P. Moore
.iUAMTA Anderson Betsy Long
ViDETTE Bass Hannah Lyon
.Tayde Bell Emily McMillan
Mary Berry Ohinkib Martin
Eva Blackmer Anna M. Moomaw
Betsy Blount Sue Moore
Kate ISroadfoot Ruth Moore
Betsy Burke Peggy Moran
Pinkie Butler Georgia Murphy
Peggy Cates Betty Nicoll
Foxie Clarke .Jeannette Parker
.Mar.jorie Cole .Jane Peete
Fannie Cooper 1?illye Pope
Rebecc.v Urane Isabel Robinson
Marietta Duke Margaret Rodwell
Betsy Durham I.ucy Seaman
Jeanne Eagles Ann Stephens
Betty Edwards Carol Talbot
Betty Gaither Cacie Taliaeprro
Caroline Gaither Michelle Telfair
Shirley Goode Mary Arden Tucker
Maria Gregory' Stuart Verdery
Ruth Hayes Patty Weaver
.Joan Hajiner Harriet Whitaker
liOBBY Jean Hardy Betty' Winslow
Virginia Hart 1!rent Woodson
Maria I.egg Alma Young
ftssockited Golle6iale Press
N. C. Collegiate Press Association
Ssli! Here is that little hiss again,
trying to silence the thoughtless
racket. One girl told me that if she
heard one more “ssh” she would
scream. But before you start to
scream let us have our say.
Everyone here knows how annoy
ing it is to he disturbed in an occa
sional serious endeavor to study,
(^uiet hour is the time which we
ought to he able to count on for
work which requires hard concen
tration. The “person who forgets
that it is quiet hour” herself often
needs this time desperately, yet she
can hardly expect other people to
remember when she could not.
Teachers find it hard to hold
classes during the afternoon periods
because inconsiderate students gath-'
er around the post office and locker
room talking, laughing, and making
noise that seriously disturbs the
The library should he a haven of
silence; indeed, its most important
rule is “quietness at all times.”
Talking, tramping around, and the
noisy handling of hooks and papers,
however, make concentration often
liefusiiig others the quietness that
we wish for ourselves could only he
causc'd by thoughtlessness.
2sow, if you still feel like it,
scream! But please do it where
nobody will he disturbed in finishing
that “tough assignment.”
Angelus Time is a period that we
students have set aj>art from our
daily routine. It is a time of prayer.
At 0:1.'» every afternoon a bugle
is blown on the campus. A student,
who has volunteered, enters the
chapid and there prays. Our cam
pus life is stilled as we all have
prayers for our armed forces, wher
ever they may be, in training or in
actual combat. Ei'ery girl pauses
at this time and observ'es our An
gelus. Another day is ending, an
other prayer is added; the potent
breath of faith comforts us all.
Take part in the Angelus. Every
afternoon contribute your prayer.
Angelus Time is short, but it is a
time vibrating with the fierce hopes
of us all.
E.MILY Y'ANDELL WILLIAJISOX
V IDETTE S.AV’AGE BASS
Hair V eyes—blonde (after a fash
ion) and blue.
Ambition—to get enough sleep just
Bet hate—that . . . bell.
Sjiends spare time—writing R. J.
Always heard—jiopping corn.
Hobby—sleeping. (I don’t hai'e
much time for my hobby.)
Favorite article of clothing—not a
h’avorite perfume—Inhale No. 2.
Favorite food—anything edible.'
Favorite song—Mi’. Broughton’s
comiiosition, “In My Brain.”
Is looking forward to—Christmas
(like everybody else).
Odd likes—throwing pie in jieojile’s
Is wild about—Greenville, S. C.
During those few minutes in each
twenty-four hours that she isn’t
asleej) or in class, Vidette ranks as
morale builder No. 1 in West Rock
or Yvherever she hapjiens to he at
the tilin’. In addition to displaying
a keen wit and sense of humor,
Vidette does a ivhale of a job as
secretary of the Hall Council, which
job includes keeping minutes of
meetings, keeping everybody inform
ed of the number of points they
have, and attending to a million and
one other jobs. Vidette is also a
member of the Altar Guild, the
Political Science Club, and the Pub
ELIZABETH WOOD G.VITHER
Home, Memphis, Tenn.
Hair ’n’' eyes—mouse ’n’ green.
Ambition—to pass English ... of
Pet hate—reading extracurricular.
Spends spare time—talking about
all my studies.
Always seen—across the hall.
Hobby—“I’ve never had one.”
Fav'orite article of clothing—my
Favorite song—“For the First
Is looking forward to—that Tennes
Odd likes—ignorant people.
Worst fault—“What fault?”
Is wild about—intelligent people.
Emily has that personality that
makes one positively olive-green
with envy, as she makes friends
Yvith everyone yvIio knows her. Dash
ing madly from looking after the
business of the Doctors’ Daughters’
Club to attending to important
meetings of the Honor Council,
Emily really rates as an outstand
ing member of the Senior Class.
Her versatility and generosity add
to her popularity, and her many
other capabilities are shown in her
varied activities. Besides being
president of the Doctors’ Daughters’
Club and Senior Honor Council
representative, Emily is a member
of the Altar Guild, the Political
Science Club, and the Publications
Hair ’n’ eyes—brown.
Ambition—to be understood.
Spends spare time—inventing ex
Always heard—talking double talk.
Always seen—running for classes.
Favorite article of clothing—-ivliite
Favorite perfume—“Secrets of Su
Favorite food—raw cauliflower.
Favorite song—“We’ll Aleet Again.”
Is looking forward to—New' York
Odd likes—apprentice seamen.
Is wild about—houseparties at Nags
Letters to the Editor
NoY'ember 21, 1943.
In spite of the fact that Saint
Mary’s new^ “building up” or “tear
ing down” jirocess (wdiichever you
prefer to call it) has been more
rigid than new or former Saint
Alary’s girls thought it ivould be,
Yvhy gripe about it all the time? I
doubt very seriously that the fre
quent remarks about it in the Belles
and the constant moaning of the
student body will do much to mod
erate it because this “toughening
process” is being given in accord
ance w'ith government requests.
Here’s one member of the student
body that is getting sick and tired
of hearing about it.
I accidentally overheard the fol
lowing conversation between several
day students recentlv.
1st girl: “Have you done all oi
2nd girl: “No. I don’t have to-
I got an excuse.”
1st: “You did? How in the woi'W
did you do it ?”
2nd: “Oh, I just went up to nif
doctor’s office and I said, ‘See herOi
Dr. , I w'ant an excuse fi'O®
swimming at Saint Alary’s School’
1st: “What did he say?”
2nd; “He said, ‘Why?’ and I sai4'
‘Oh, I think I got a cold from goinf
in the pool!’ So he wrote me ajl
excuse and now I don’t hai'e to go-„
1st: “Gee, I’m going to try that-
Question : Who is losing ?
Betty is another one of those Yvell-
known seniors who seems to find an
unbelievable amount of time in
which to take part in all types of
school activities, w’hether it happens
to be a literary society meeting or a
girl-break dance. Her friendliness
and vivacity make her rate high
while her brains and efficiency ac
count for her success as a student.
Betty holds the important offices of
Senior Class Honor Council repre
sentative and president of the
Granddaughters’ Club, and is a
member of the Political Science
Club, the Altar Guild, and the
Sigma Lambda Literary Society.
Saint Alary’s School,
Raleigh, N. C.
Due to the fact that we are re
quired to swim the minimum of fii'e
hours a semester, I wonder if it
would be possible to heat the pool ?
And did we sally forth last w’cei
. . . most of us dashed off as soon
classes were over AVednesday
had a marvelous time. In fad
most of us seemed to have gone f**
Rocky Alount. AA''as that D'j
crowded? Transportation presentd
various problems and amusing inci'
dents. “Not two but a couple d
us—,” according to Alary Holnie-i
Yvere just a little confused by *
mysteriously long word concerning
the South and the North and stad'
ing Yvith con—. Of course we didn *
overstufl or get tired or anythinr’
but the infirmary was slightly occF
pied Friday. Holt was pretty
serted except for a few juniors ai^
AAYdnesday night a “man” was peeF
ing in w'indoYvs, but Aliss Seed
seared him off with a milk botth'
Then Thursday night Caroline Lone
was still scared so she promisd
Betty Barnes that she wouldn’t snO'*^
(that’s rather pointless since sh®
doesn’t snore anyway) if Befjf
Yvould let her sleep in Alary
ginia’s bed. Sunday night the sen'
iors came in, pretty tired too;
of them had been home but Iletse)
Long went to AYest Point and t'*'’
Legg twins and their roommateSi
Hannah and Harriett, went to An'
napolis. . . . There is a new frat pV*.
in our midst—chances are that ^
you see a Phi Gam ])in pinned on
pajamas, Sallie Robertson is weaJ'
ing both. . . . And what about thos^
long distance telephone calls
came in on Thanksgiving; “becaus^
you’re ivhat I’m thankful for” an
others. . . . Nancy AYood got a ho^
of red roses, Frances Shacklefo'
sported an orchid, and Lucy UnF
cock a Thanksgiving corsage, a
from their “men.” AA^asn’t the foO|^
good Thanksgiving? AYherever yo'
letter to the editor yet? Go ahea
and do it, A'DIP.
CALENDAR OF EA^ENTS
Dec. 7—Aliss Haig’s recital.
Dec. 11—Senior Dance.
Dec. 12—Senior Pageant.
Lorraine II illyer
Dec. 6—Luev Hancock
AlaiV Marshall Murph.y
Dec. 7—Lib Shaw
Dec. S—Luzette Callum ,
Dec. 9—Margaret Louise Gool‘
Dec. 11—Foxie Clark
Dec. 13—.Vmy AA'arner
Dee. 14-—A^idette Bass