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The belles of Saint Mary's. volume (None) 1937-current, February 09, 1945, Image 1

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19, SEE YOUR FACULTY ADVISER NEXT > WEEK WITHOUT FAIL Belles OF SAINT MARY’S ol. VIII, No. 9 RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA February 9, 1945 lose Iturbi Presents Varied Piano Program Pianist Plays Beethoven and Boogie-Woogie at Concert Ids. ee. EXCORES rs. niiD' Five New Students Enroll For Second Semester :Ci! 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 ttend. 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 portation facilities. 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 Carolina. 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 in Paris. “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. HALE C()Ml*ETITIOX 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 HELP!!! Calendar Of Events February 9—Earl Spicer, baritone, in Saint Mary’s Au ditorium. February 10—Freshman-Sophomore Dance. February 12—Philadelphia S y m - phony Orchestra for Civic Music Associa tion. 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 cital. February 20—Stuart Pratt Recital at Meredith College, 8 :00 p.m. ’

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