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The Belles of Saint Mary’s
OF SAINT MARY’S
Published every two weeks during
school year by the student body of
Saint Mary’s School.
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Editor Mabia Gregory
Managing Editor Phyllis Cowdeby
Business Manager Betsy Durham
Faculty Adviser C. A. P. Moore
Staff: Athalia Alligood, Helen Barnes,
Mary C. Bowers, Estelle Boyce, Kate
Broadfoot, Roberta Bryant, Jane Camp
bell, Jean Campbell, Martha Conger,
Ann Cutts, Helen Davis, Sally Ann
Elliott, Mary N. Elshell, Randolph
Gardner, Betty Griffin, Harriet Gurley,
Mary Holmes, Sara Coe Hunsucker,
Kate Johnson, Sidney Jones, Margaret
N. Martin, Anna M. Moomaw, Sue
Moore, Margaret Norfleet, Jeannette
Parker, Martha Parker, Mildred Par
ker, Jane Peete, Mary Pinckney, Ann
Prothro, Kitty Quintard, Sallie Robert
son, Margaret Rodwell, Lucy Seaman,
Cleaves Stenhouse, Jean Sullivan,
Kitty Taylor, Eleanor Thomas, Mary
Arden Tucker, Stuart Verdery, Amle
Watkins, Virginia Wilson, Nancy Wood,
Clarice Woolard, Ginger Young.
F^socioted Golle6iale Press
Goodbye To The Belles:
Although the school year will last
for another six weeks, the 1944-45
Belles year ends now and the 1945-46
one begins. This is our last issue;
the staff will remain intact, but
Sally Ann Elliott will take over the
job of editor for the final two issues
The writing staff deserves thanks
—thanks for covering events and
aspects of school, life and checking
and rechecking endless details; and
thanks for interpreting important
world events for the student body,
both in print and on the news bulle
We thank Phyllis Cowdery, espe
cially, for checking everything and
catching all the errors in the galleys;
and all the typists who have pound
ed impossible holograph into double
We thank the circulation staff for
delivering the Belles, mailing them
out, and selling war stamps; par
ticularly Betsy for managing it all
and Anna Margaret and Lillian
Love for putting over the Sixth War
Loan Drive at Saint Mary’s.
Our thanks go to Mr. Moore and
other faculty members who have
helped the Jiellesj and to the print
ers who have tolerated us and always
met our schedules.
Thanks, and good-bye. Good luck,
Sally Ann, it’s fun.
San Francisco Dream
Two days ago representatives of
the allied and united nations of the
world began a meeting in San Fran
cisco to attempt to determine world
j)olicies in the establishment and
maintenance of peace. Mow for the
first time since December 1, 1941,
we see definitely that this world
fracas will end soon. Russian troops
are fighting down TInter den Linden,
center of nearly encircled Berlin;
American forces advance nearer and
nearer to IMunieh; Allied Armies
have at last reached the Po River in
Italy; momentarily American and
Russian forces are expected to meet
at Torgau in central Germany; in
fantrymen have split Jap forces on
Alindanao and continue to push
Ja])s off of Luzon; and the fighting
continues victoriously on Okinawa.
We have seen the end of the begin
ning and the beginning of the end,
we now see the first glimpse of final
victory and the beginning of the
peace. We enter a decisive and im
portant era in world history, and we
enter it without the leader who has
guided us to the threshold of victory
We must not look baek to the past,
we must—we will—^go forward cher
ishing the memory of those who
have fallen for our cause, profiting
by their experiences, and honoring
their hopes and ideals. Mow, in
■ .San Franeisco, the biggest monu
ment and memorial to all those who
have died in this war, and in the
war before, is being built—this is a
monument of lasting and just peaee
for those who live and for those who
shall have not died in vain.
A few more days and our lives
will be one gay party after another.
Sitting in the sun . . . dating Marine
Lieutenants . . . seeing shows and
the general la .. de.. da. . . . And
who are we fooling?
“Jim, darling, after SMS is out
I will write every day, and my let
ters will be full and momentous
epistles ... all my lazy summer days
will melt into scribbles for you.”
And you, Jane, what are your plans?
“Oh, I’m going to take nurses’
aide, do some Red Cross knitting,
and learn to cook! How’s that for a
A general and most ordinary feel
ing is about to run rampant on the
campus. Sure, we are going home.
But this is no time to sit around
and dream about summer fun. Fill
these last weeks with solid work and
preparation for exams . . . don’t
scream because exams are practically
here. Dig in and work hard now.
Lay your j)lans for summer now,
o.k. But let’s make sure they come
Are you allergic to good sense?
Recently, many students have been
comj)laining that sums of money
have been taken from their rooms.
Everything possible is done to at
tempt to recover this money, hut it
is very difficult to trace and it is
impossible to accuse a girl of steal
ing. In some cases servants may be
responsible, but this is somewhat
unlikely although most of the serv
ants that we now have are not of
the caliber we would like. In other
cases, girls have merely misplaced
the money themselves and have been
unable to find it.
There is only one sure method of
cutting down the number of “thefts”
of money on the various halls, and
that is for girls to make full use of
the student bank and keep only neg
ligible amounts of cash in their
rooms. If every girl would see that
she kept most of her money in the
bank, which is oj)en at convenient
times for everybody, all of this dis
turbance about the (lisaj)pearance of
moiiev could be eliminated.
MARTHA ALLSTON I’ARKER
Home—Georgetown, S. C.
Hair ’n’ eyes—horse ’n’ cow.
Ambition—to have curly hair on a
Pet hate—talking before breakfast.
Spends spare time—wishing.
Always heard—-“merciful goodness!”
Hobby—haven’t the time.
Favorite article of clothing—any
thing that isn’t mine.
Favorite perfume—“Bond Street.”
Favorite song—I’ll See You in My
Is looking forward to—another per
fect week-end at "Wrightsville.
Is wild about—Marine Lieutenants.
Worst fault—too numerous.
Clubs, etc.—French Club, Political
Science Club, Advertising Staff of
Stage Coach, Publications Staff,
Hair ’n’ eyes—“kinda’ ” blond
brown ’n’ blue.
Ambition—three guesses . . .
Pet hate—pink combs.
Spends spare time—big joke!
Always heard—(I’m the silent,
Always seen—in la biblioteca . .
Hobby—collecting rings (not
Favorite article of clothing-
pink bathing suit.
Favorite food—apple sauce.
Favorite perfume—“Sirocco” (the
Favorite song—What Makes the
Is looking forward to—next year.
Odd likes—Sue Tuck’s vncle!
Worst fault—it’s hard to decide.
Is wild about—crazy people.
Pet passion—dancing (and not the
Clubs, etc.—Political Science Club,
Orchesis, Publication Staff of
Remarks: Luzette, Carolina’s
Lauren Bacall, is the gal who knows
the formula for anything . . . the
captivity of a male heart, the new
est dance step, or hydrogen peroxide.
JANE KOLFE DIVERS
Hair ’n’ eyes—auburn and brown.
Spends sj>are time—keeping up my
correspondence with Van Johnson.
Always heard—“Wait for me!”
Always seen—in peanut butter ses
Hobby—going to Durham.
Favorite article of clothing—bed
Favorite perfume—“Bond Street.”
Favorite food—corn on the cob.
Is looking forward to—3rd week in
Odd likes—the stories Sallie fjg
Pet passion—the 40’s.
Is wild about—“Brundage.”
Favorite song—I’ll Never .
Clubs, ete.—Political Sciencejr
Swimming Club, Circulatio/.^,
of Belles, Doctors’ DauJ^^
Club, Altar Guild, CantP
Remarks: Moted for her [a;
gious giggle, smooth red haii'Jo!
suits, and ability to organize “ffa
Divers is the gal Van Mil
should know. She’s co-host(in
one of the most collegiate rooCdi
school where a vocabulary I
typically Divers-Brundage brQj-
AVTLLIE THOMASENE CA^ut
Remarks; Have you seen the
“train” step? Mo? Well, cats of
all sizes come galavanting to Mar
tha (alias Bertha Male) to learn the
latest jitterbug tactics. She has
nimble feet, a smile and a laugh for
every occasion—and naturally she
has preferences—but Montezuma is
too big a hint.
Hair ’n’ eyes—black and darl^”^
Pet hate—rainy weather.
Spends spare time—singing Ln ,
to my 2 months old iiephei'',^^
Always seen—waiting for bus-
Always heard—in day sto^jj
Favorite article of clothing''^
Favorite food—T-bone steak
Is looking forward to—•Caro*'gg
Worst fault—s ! ! -g.
Is wild about—trombones.
Remarks: Tommie is tliB|M;
little black-haired girl wiWa
sparkling teeth and caph^’O
smile. Even though thei'B.At
war shortage, she still has
ties in trying to decide “whhf'
of her men to date. Tomiii’fan
combination of sincerity, Pfio(
■ness, and conscientiousness. Di
ANN CANON RRliNDAlJs
Home—Try on. ^
Hair ’n’ eyes—red and blue. I
Ambition—to get a tan^
freckles. ' ®
Pet hate—the third Reich.
Spends spare time—writiiM
“Back Home for Keeps”
Always heard—“Really ?” J
Always seen'—with Divers.
Favorite article of clothing-Ac
line’s gaberdine suit. T
Favorite song—“Begin the
Favorite food—lamb choj).
Is looking forward to—38 da.''-' ^
Is wild about—Divers.
Odd likes—kittens. ’
AVorst fault—day dreaming,
Clubs, etc.—Altar Guild,
Science Club, Swimming :
Circulation Staff of Bellf^'^
Remarks: She is a “lil’ ]
ion-girl,” Brundage, with ** j,
straw sailor perched on her,-
earrot top. But what was j.
enough for gran’ma” ain’* ,
enough for her! She has iw,
her own—ideas that' are resp®,
for the continual giggles of 1'^’ '