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ol. VIII, No. 9
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
February 9, 1945
lose Iturbi Presents
Varied Piano Program
Pianist Plays Beethoven and
Boogie-Woogie at Concert
Five New Students Enroll
For Second Semester
A. W. Tucker, Former s. M. S. Buys $503.25 In War
Alumnae Secretaries, -j
Visit Campus Stamps In First Half Of Drive
Jose Iturbi, Spanish pianist,
laved in concert on January 31 at
le Memorial Auditorium. In spite
..\M the fact that examinations were
1 full sway, some girls managed to
There were two parts to Mr.
1 turbi’s program. The first, a group
f sonatas, included two Sonatinas
y Scarlotti, Sonata in F Major by
lozart, and Sonata in F Minor,
tp. 57 by Beethoven.
The second part of the program,
fter intermission, was more inclu-
ive. He played Fantasie-Im-
iromptu and Scherzo in B Flat
rlinor by Chopin, Clair de Lxme by
• !)ebussy. Blues and Etude in Boogie-
.^^^^"oogie Style by Morton Gould, and
iitual Fire Dance by de Falla.
Dickerson, Heflin, Kibler, Sykes,
and Henderson Enter Saint
Mary’s After Exams.
Miss Elizabeth Bason and Mrs.
Nannie Marriott Entertain Vis
itors at Dinner and Tea
In response to an appreciative
^ ludience the Spanish musician
dayed three encores: Liebestraum
ogcf'y Liszt, the Eleventh Hungarian
'A'i^^hapsody and, by request, Mr.
Iturbi repeated Etude in Boogie-
Toogie Style by Morton Gould.
■ Mr. Iturbi is noted as a master
jiic.if the piano technique, and all of
.lis selections illustrated this fact,
■“‘^■specially the fast moving “boogie-
voogie” pieces. However, he played
vith deep feeling and inspiration
vhieh were shown most clearly in
jiis Clair de Lane and Liebestraum,
^ ^ong-time piano favorites.
Mrs. Art Rooney and Mr. A. W.
Tucker were entertained at dinner
•lanuary 14 by Mrs. Nannie Mar
riott and Miss Elizabeth Bason.
After dinner, coffee was served to
the faculty and officers in honor of
Mr. Tucker. This affair took place
in Saint Mary’s parlor, which was
decorated with pine and lighted by
candles. The faculty and officers
deeply appreciated Mr. Tucker’s
visit to Raleigh.
Miss Elizabeth Bason entertained
at tea January 12 for several mem
bers of the faculty and staff and
honoring several former Saint
Mary’s students. The guests of
honor included Mesdames Mela Roy-
all Carroway, Carolyn Duff Powell,
Katherine Johnson Watson, all for
mer alumnae secretaries, Elizabeth
Johnson IValker, and Edith Hone
Shanklin who was formerly art
teacher at Saint Mary’s. Among the
other guests were Mrs. Ernest Cruik-
shank, Mrs. Charles Albert Pettigru
^oore, and Misses Lane Siler, Flor
ence Davis, Sally Digges, Mabel
Morrison, Margaret Duckett, Peggy
Hopkins, and Frances Vann.
ODT Requests Cancellation
Of All Spring Vacations
A request was received last week
from the Office of Defense Trans
portation which was supported by
John W. Studebaker, Commissioner
of National Edncation, asking that
all schools and colleges give up their
scheduled spring vacations so as to
relieve the already overtaxed trans
The faculty will consider this re
quest in its next meeting, and the
matter will be decided in the near
future. But, at present, no steps
have been made to cancel or confirm
the Saint Mary’s spring vacation
scheduled for March 15.
New Clock Is Installed
A new clock which rings the sched
uled bells automatically was installed
last week-end. This clock replaces the
one put in two weeks ago which was
found to be faulty. The clock has
two operating circuits of bell sched
ules; one for Monday morning
through Saturday noon and another
for the week-end. Although all cus
tomary bells are now rung automati
cally, the system can still be oper
ated manually when necessary.
Several new students have enroll-
k1 at Saint Mary’s for the second
[ia»’5emester; there are four new resi-
■r- lent students and one new day stu-
lent. The resident students are
lean Dickerson, Lakeland, Florida,
jii. who attended Lakeland High
B- School; Flora Heflin, Norfolk, Vir-
I ginia,. who attended Maury High
School; Carolyn Kibler, Morganton,
who attended Morganton High
School; and Melba Sykes, New
Bern, who attended New Bern High
School. The new day student is
Anne Ferrand Henderson of Pitts
burgh, who lives with her aunt, Mrs.
Cherry and who has been at-
tending the University of South
Saint Mary’s wishes to 'welcome
sll these new girls.
“. . . My prolonged silences may
make you angry, and I admit I had
time to write . . . but no facilities.
IVe live in tents, only mine is leak
ing, so I am sleeping in the truck
I’m driving. And that’s where I am
writing this just now. It’s pretty
cold and you just lack the initiative
to do anything. And that includes
writing letters. Unfortunately, with
a cold winter ahead of ns, I cannot
see any relief for that situation.
“There is notr much I can write
about Belgium, so let me enlighten
ybu about France.—I did spend a
few lovely weeks there, once we got
settled. Of course, in the begin
ning things were pretty rough, but
later it was really O.K. I managed
to get to Paris for several visits.
“Paris gives you a funny impres
sion. You’d expect it to be some
what like London, war-busy, mili
tary like. And yet, it is just the
opposite. Mere it not for a few
occasional uniforms and military
vehicles, you would never know there
was a war on. To me Paris has
not changed since I last saw it, it
has the same busy, bustling atmos
phere about it, quite businesslike
within itself, quite unconcerned
Third East Wing and Second
Holt Rank Highest In Hall
Competition to Date
Letter From The Western Front
with what is going on around it.
“The difference between England
and France is amazing. To me
France seemed in better shape than
I was led to believe by the news
papers. Many things are on mar
kets which have been off the shelves
in England and America for years.
Example—hairpins, films, cosmetics.
“Gaiety has come back to Paris—
cabarets (night clubs) are open and
operating until the wee hours of the
morning. lYoinen—of all types—
are plentiful, and drink equally so.
As to the latter, I’ve tried every
thing the French have, developed
quite a taste for it. Often these
grateful Frenchmen will buy GI’s
a drink; it’s happened* to me a num
ber of times.
“The food situation is pretty
tough. Butter, eggs, meat are
scarce, as scarce if not more so than
in England; vegetables are as scarce
—but fruit is much more plentiful
“They had me working pretty
hard lately—I’m finally coming into
my own—and love it. Although not
stationed there as yet, I’ve been in
(See P. 4, Col. 3)
98.2% of the resident students are
buying War Stamps. Their efforts
so far total $503.25, not quite half
the $1,165.00 goal needed to pur
chase a jeep.
This particular drive will end
March 6. That means stamps will
be sold only seven more times, and,
to achieve the goal, students will
have to buy about $700 more in
bonds or stamps.
The ranks of the halls in compe
tition as of Tuesday are as follows:
1st, third East Wing; 2nd, second
Holt; 3rd, first lYest Wing; 4th,
second West Rock; 5th, second East
Rock; 6th, second East Wing; 7th,
first East Wing; 8th, second
Smedes; 9th, third West Wing;
10th, first West Rock; 11th, first
Holt; 12th, third Holt; 13th, third
Smedes; 14th, second West Wing.
Hall teachers are not included in
this competition as some halls do
not have teachers.
Saint Mary’s is-' entering a Be-
tween-War Loan Drive contest
among the colleges. The school re
ceived the following report from
Greensboro: “The Treasury needs
to raise upwards of two and one-half
billipn dollars through the sale of
Savings Bonds during the first four
months of 1945. The Treasury is
counting heavily on the schools and
colleges for the continuing War
Bond activities needed to' sustain
community enthusiasm and Bond
purchases during this between-drive
period. Your help will be greatly
appreciated.” All right—the U. S.
Government has asked us—LET’S
Calendar Of Events
February 9—Earl Spicer, baritone,
in Saint Mary’s Au
February 12—Philadelphia S y m -
phony Orchestra for
Civic Music Associa
February 13—WACS from Camp
B u t n e r vs. Saint
Mary’s varsity basket
ball team in gym at
8 :30 p.m.
February 14—Valentine’s Day.
February 16—Donald Peery’s re
February 20—Stuart Pratt Recital
at Meredith College,
8 :00 p.m. ’