The belles of Saint Mary's. volume (None) 1937-current, February 23, 1945, Image 1
4 ^ 9,1 PLEASE TURN OFF UNNECESSARY LIGHTS Belles WATCH OUT FOR SPRING FEVER ?es. OF SAINT MARY’S . No. 10 RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA February 23, 1945 lore. i Chapter Of Sigma i Alpha Is Formed Fifteen Saint Mary’s French and German Students Join Na- itional Modern Language Fra- iternity This Week. Roo) Several French and German stu nts in advanced classes at Saint e. ary’s under the instruction of Mrs. ■ jroy Smith and Merle W. IVing ive formed the Pi Chapter of the (gma Pi Alpha Fraternity, a na- bnal honorary modern language ciety originally founded in Ra- [. igh at State College. Besides the per.tate and Saint Mary’s chapters, :ere are also chapters at both Peace id Meredith Colleges. MEMBERS lurf : In order to become a member of lis fraternity, each initiate had to [eet certain requirements, mainly lat she have a general average of ; least B in all subjects and an av- cage of B+ in languages. The l-erman students now in this society iclude Mary Arden Tucker, Bandy tjjjrardner, Vickey Tyler, Sylvia Rog- jj-ets, Isabel Robinson, and Frances f ollett. The Sigma Pi Alpha I'rench students are: Ann Cutts, An- ette Fulton, Margaret Skidmore, ■ue Moore, Ann Prothro, Sallie lobertson, Bobby Jean Hardy, ubyl Goerch, and Maria Gregory. All four Raleigh chapters met ’■ 'hursday night, February 21, for ^ he initiation of new members at ’eace College. ' Iramatic Club Will Present * Pride And Prejudice” CAST Earle Spicer, Baritone Circle Initiates Fifteen Are Named Ballad Singer, Presents Six New Members On Second Quarter Program In Auditorium Miss Florence Davis Will Direct Annual Winter Play This Fri day in Auditorium. Saint Mary’s Dramatic Club, 'I’f^nder the direction of Miss Florence • 1 Davis, will present a dramatiza- ion of Jane Austen’s novel, Pride '.nd Prejudice, Friday evening, e. Vlarch 2, at 8 ;15 in Saint Mary’s Auditorium. Miss Mary Ruth Haig Accom panies Mr. Spicer At the Piano. The cast of this play, which is let in 18th century England, is Elizabeth Thomas as Mr. Darcy, Catherine Foard as Mr. Bingley, Earle Spicer, entertaining bari tone from Nova Scotia, accompanied by Miss Mary Ruth Haig, presented a concert of ballad singing in Saint Mary’s Auditorinm Friday night, February 9. ■ Mr. Spicer has been accompanied by Miss Haig, a mem ber of Saint Mary’s faculty, at four teen previous concerts in North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsyl vania. In the United States, Mr. Spicer has toured as far west as Kansas and has been a guest artist at the White House. He attended Mount Allison in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and later studied folk ballads in London. He chose ballad singing as a career at the “demand of friends and audiences.” EARL OF SPICER” Penelope Fagan as Elizabeth Ben- let, Nancy Wood as Mrs. Bennet, lo*'' A^irginia Custer Smith as Lydia Bennet, Barbara Wickg as Mr. Ben- let, Annette Fulton as Lady Cath- u’ine de Bourg, Hettie Murphy as Mr. Collins, Mary Ann Manship as ^ijf#3harlotte Lucas, Winifred Sharpe jjg. is Lady Lucas, Mary Elizabeth Peirson as Colonel FitzWilliam, and ' Catherine Quintard as Mr. Wick- bam. —^ Other members of the Dramatic Club will assist with stage manage ment, lighting, make-up, costumes, j music, and publicity. Mrs. Ernest Cruikshank, president of the school, an nounced February 14 that the Spring Vacation will be at the scheduled dates, beginning at 1:00 p. m., March 15, and end ing at 10:00 p. m., March 21 (unless there should he a direct order to cancel from the Office of Defense Transportation). Five Seniors and One Junior Join Honorary Society. Honor Roll The Ordpr of the Circle held its second initiation .on Wednesday night, February 14. In an impres sive ceremony held in the hack quad rangle each initiate, with the help of an old member, lighted her candle from the torch of the president, Ann Edmunds. After the candles were lit the Circle marched around the campus in their traditional, solemn file. Next morning the new blue rings and shiny pins disclosed the new members’ identity: Sara Coe Hunsucker, vice-presi dent of the Student Government As sociation ; Sue Moore, editor of The Stage Coach; Eleanor Thomas, a five-year student and chief dance marshal; Stuart Verdery, president of the Doctors’ Daughters Club; Barnie White, a marshal and presi dent of Sigma Athletic Society; and Kathryn Fulton, junior repre sentative to the Honor Council. On arriving at one of the “more formal” parties in London, Mr. Spicer meekly gave his name to the questioning butler who misunder stood, and introduced him to London aristocracy as the “Earl of Spicer.” Mr. Spicer’s charming personality was greatly liked by his Saint Mary’s audience. His amusing edu cational comments on ballads and his Shakespearean quiz created an ap propriate and appreciative atmos phere for the ballads he sang. Though the program was thoroughly enjoyed and received with genuine enthusiasm, it cannot be ignored that Mr. Spicer’s interpretations were somewhat dramatic in view of the simplicity of true ballad sing ing; and the fact that his. “zomer- zet” dialect was understood, speaks for itself. Mr. Spicer’s program consisted of traditional English and American Ballads and ballads from Shake speare and Gilbert and Sullivan. For his encores Mr. Spicer sang bal lads of Ohio, including the amusing tongue-twister To Morroio, and end ed with Saint Mary’s girls joining in on the chorus of the immortal Short’nin Bread. Saint Mary s Art Students Exhibit Work At State Art Gallery Art students from Meredith, Peace, and Saint Mary’s are having an exhibit at the State Art Gallery from February 22 through March 14. S.M.S. EXHIBITS Saint Mary’s exhibits, supervised by Mrs. Augusta Rembert, include watercolor landscapes by Jane Peete (“Church and Trees”), Maria Greg ory (“Sketching” and “Gray Day”), Mary Holmes (“A White House”), and Lucy Harvey (“Fall Trees”). The only oil paintings from the three schools were all from Saint Mary’s. They were : “Abstraction” by Sue Moore, “Gathering of Fruit” by Nancy Wood, “Classical Still Life” by Jane Peete, and “Romantic Still Life” by Maria Gregory. Two pencil sketches by Logan Vaught and Sallie Zieger and a black watercolor life sketch by Alice Jones are also in the exhibit. Ten minute life sketches in pencil, watercolor, char coal, and ink by Mary Ellen Wel- lons, Dabney Little, Ann Smith, Molly Ilazen, Margaret Allred, Ruth Jacobs, Jane Campbell, Sallie Zie ger, Sue Thomas, and Mary Spotts- wood Baskerville, and designs by Mildred Telfair, Sharon Harris, Dee Oakey, Sue Thomas, Margaret Skid more, Sallie Zieger, Kate Johnson, Dabney Little, Barbara Stoughton, Sue Thomas, Joan Wilder, Ruth Rogers, and Mary Ellen Wellons complete Saint Mary’s share in the exhibit. (See P. 4, Col. 1) Twenty-seven Girls Make Hon orable Mention List; Gregory and Bain Make Highest Aver ages at Saint Mary’s. The honor roll list for the second quarter of the 1944-45 session drop ped from twenty-one girls to fifteen girls. The honorable mention list, however, advanced from nineteen to twenty-seven. HOXOR ROLL AVERAGES Six seniors were on the academic college honor roll; one sub-freshman, three freshmen, and three sopho mores named on the high school honor roll. The students who made the college honor roll were Maria Gregory with an average of 93.2 on five subjects, Kate Broadfoot with an average of 91.6 on five subjects, Annette Fulton with an average of 90.8 on five subjects, Sibyl Goerch with an average of 89.2 on four sub jects, Mary Arden Tucker with an average of 88.8 on five subjects, and Sue Moore with an average of 88 on six subjects. The high school stu dents named were Sarah Bain, a Sophomore averaging 93 on four subjects, Shirley Frew, a sub-fresh man averaging 91.5 on four subjects, Roberta Hufiman, a sophomoi’e av eraging 91 on four subjects, Mollie Hazen, a freshman averaging 89.4 on four subjects, Anna Lee Smith, a freshman averaging 89.2 on four subjects, Louise Eichhorn, a sopho more averaging 88.8 on five subjects, Hettie Murphy, a freshman averag ing 88.2 on four subjects. Two business students were named on the honor roll. They were Betty Griffin with an average of 88.2 and Katherine Taylor with an average of 87. HONORABLE MENTION ^Thirteen seniors, four sophomores, two freshmen, and two business stu dents were on the honorable mention list. They were: Ann Cutts, Helen Davis, Marietta Duke, Randolph Gardner, Bobby Jean Llardy, Caro lyn Holland, Alice Jones, Anna Margaret Moomaw, Barbara Mc Laughlin, Martha Parker, Jane Peete, Billye Pope, Sallie Robertson, Sylvia Rogers, Mary Jo Ryan, Eleanor Thomas, Florence Thomp son, Mary Ann Thorsen, Mary Bev erley Wilson, Frances Wollett, Frances Bickett, Ann Feagan, Mary Cleaves Stenhouse. Calendar Of Events February 26--Certificate voice re cital—Marcia McMillin. March 2—Dramatic Club presenta tion of “Pride and Prejudice.” March 15—Spring Vacation begins.