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The Belles of Saint Mary’s
May 11, ^
OF SAINT MARY’S
Flssodoted Cblle^’cile Press
V-E DAY NOW
December 7, 1941, “a day that will
live in infamy,” marked the begin
ning of our participation in this
world conflict. That was the black
est hour for all democracies; that
was the hour of dictatorial suprem
acy. Then German power spread
over Europe and part of Africa.
Then Japan grabbed fast for a tem
porary dominance of the Pacific.
Exactly 3 years and 5 months
later all the might that was Nazi
Germany lay in smouldering ruins.
Germany has been forced to accept
unconditional surrender. Hitler,
Goering, and Goebbels are possibly
ignominiously dead, definitely out of
power. All of Italy’s dream of Fas
cist power crumbled last week with
the surrender of the armies in Italy
and fell with the disgraced coward
that had been her leader. One of
the goals for which our late Presi
dent gave his life last month has been
achieved. The forces of right have
triumphed over all the savage bru
tality of the Nazi Doctrine. Now
we have to concentrate on victory
over Japan, and the winning of the
Germany, and all that is connoted
by that name, has now fallen. But
we have paid the price. Thousands
of innocent civilians have been work
ed and starved and beaten and tor
tured to death. Prisoners of war
have been mistreated and have died
because of it. Thousands of fighting
men from all of the democracies
have given their lives. Thousands
of American boys have accepted
death and disabilities that their
ideals might be stronger than the
vile codes of the enemy. Great lead
ers have made the supreme sacrifice.
The grave of Franklin Delano
Roosevelt will be honored through
out the ages. His first memorial,
victory over the European powers of
oppression, was raised this week
while all American flags still fly at
half mast. By contrast the tyranni
cal leaders of Germany and Italy lie
in reviled ignominy.
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JEANNETTE HARRIET PARKER
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Editor Sau.y Axx Elliott
Managing Editor Phyllis Cowdeey
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,
Ami Ciitts, Helen Davis, 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, Jlildred Par
ker, Jane Peete, Mary Pinckney, Ann
Prothro, Kitty Quintard, Sallie Robert
son, Margaret Rodwell, Lucy Seaman,
Mary Glen Slater, Cleaves Stenhouse,
Jean Sullivan, Kitty Taylor, Eleanor
Thomas, Mary xlrden Tucker, Stuart
Verdery, Amie Watkins, Virginia Wil
son, Nancy Wood, Clarice Woolard,
Age—free?, white, and twenty-one.
Hair ’n’ eyes—brown ’n’ brown.
Ambition—to own a sailboat.
Pet hate—chipped fingernail polish.
Spends spare time—reading.
Always heard—^you know at home
(Jax) . . .
Always seen—writing shorthand.
Hobby—traveling, collecting figur-
Favorite article of clothing—ball
Favorite food—^vodka !
Favorite song-—Navy Blue and Gold.
Is looking forward to—end of dura
tion ’n’ being a career girl.
Odd likes—wolves in ship’s clothing.
Is wild about—Officers’ Clubs,
USNAS, Jax, Fla.
Offices, Clubs, etc.—Vice-President
of Dramatic Club, Swimming
Club, Political Science Club, Altar
Guild, E.A.P., Belles Staff.
Remarks: Dramatics, antiques,
ballet, and the “Navy” keep Jean
nette busy. Always energetic, in her
three years at Saint Mary’s she has
proved an enthusiastic worker, an
entertaining companion, and a sin
LUCY WILLINGHAM HARVEY
Hair ’n’ eyes—almost brown again
Now we can turn our faith and
strength to the rapid winning of our
next two causes. First we must stand
behind the Pacific conquests and
Then we must win the Peace.
The weather is getting warmer,
the skies are just a little bluer, the
wind rakes through the clouds and
new green foliage with frisky fin
gers, the flowers give their bright
ness and sweetness to the day and
then shatter,—the slowing, heavy
splendor of late spring descends upon
us. The barrenness of winter has
been magically transformed before
our very eyes into the new richness
of spring. The birds have returned
with their songs; the sun has re
turned with its heat. And we are
inclined to be just a little more
dreamy and a little less practical.
Reality slips away to make way for
the fantastic. Spring fever sets in
and we pleasantly forget to think.
But even in the beauty of realiza
tion that the miracle of spring—^the
rebirth of lost hopes—has returned
again to us, we must not forget next
spring. For then, perhaps, Asia
and Tokyo will he ours, victory will
be ours, and peace. This peace, this
victory, is a trust, a duty, a prize.
It is not a thing to be toyed with in
spring fever; it requires undivided
concentration. It will be ours, if we
work for it, before many springs
come and go. How soon?—that de
pends on all of us.
Ambition—to graduate from S.M.S.
(the first one).
Spends spare time—writing letters.
Always heard—“Lizbuth, please
hand me that . . .”
Always seen—in 103 "West Rock.
Favorite article of clothing—^green
Odd likes—the name “Droopy.”
CLARICE ELIZABETH AVOOLARD
Age—19 (almost 20).
Hair ’n’ eyes—brown ’n’ blue.
Ambition-^to finish knitting
sweater I started in October.
Pet hate—having my name pro
Spends spare time—I really wouldn’t
know what to do with any.
Always seen—in the library.
Always heard—“honestly, do you
really mean it ?”
Hobby—wishing and planning.
Favorite article of clothing—my
Favorite food—French fried pota
Is looking forward to—June 4, 1945.
Is wild about—the Naval Air Corps
Offices, clubs, etc.—Secretary of
Sigma Lambda Literary Society,
French Club, Granddaughters’
Club, Publication Staff, Political
Science Club, Advertising Staff of
Stage Coach, Glee Club.
Remarks : Clarice gets plenty ac
complished but is always ready to
have some fun. Singing in the Glee
Club and in the church choir keep
her mind off a certain sailor for a
while, but still leave time for knit
ting on that sweater.
BETSEY LONDON CORDON
Hair ’ll’ eyes—blonde ’n’ blue.
Ambition—to be out of school for-
Pet hate—people who talk before
Spends spare time—trying to make
Always seen—at the water fountain.
Favorite article of clothing—f* ^
Favorite perfume—“Je Reviens'^^^
Favorite song—Something to
member You By. I
Is looking forward to—June, 19^™®
Is wild about—week-end flings.
Odd likes—^lots of pepper.
Worst fault—keeping people
Favorite food—anything (obviou
Favorite song—Smohe Gets in Your
Is looking forward to—summer in
Clubs—Granddaughters’ Club, . rp.p.
litical Science Club, Advertif
Staff of Stage Coach, Draffli
Remarks : Betsey London’s th(®
the expression “rockin’ on go” (
made for. Now since Chapel ^
a thing of the past for her, a P
spends her time with the Eiisferce
Her sudden plans always seeftek-e
materialize—a vivacious, clever at ‘
tertainer, that’s Betsey.
Is wild about—Liz and Sis.
Pet passion—The Navy.
Remarks: The West Rock senior
is a typical “southern Belle” from
down “Geawgah” way, with the long
curls, slow drawl, laziness, and ar
tistic ability to paint that pretty
flowered stationery you’ve seen
around lately. She is currently giv
ing June Haver some competition on
a certain Great Lakes locker door.
She’s one grand gal, but duck if she
Ambition—to make a living sin?| ^
Hobby — drawing and
Always seen—under a stack of
Always heard—singing. ,
Pet hats—motorcycles and
Spends spare time—currying hoF*‘^^
Hong Kong Bliify]
and iced tea.
Favorite article of
“MacMillan plaid” shirt. ^ .jg
Is looking forward to^—summer-
Pet passion—tigers ’n’ dragons-
Odd likes—music boxes ’n’ '^stty
poodles. .y p
Worst fault—not saying anytliiWobei
Is wild about—horses. isim
Clubs—Glee Club. ij t
Remarks: One needs only to *jig p
Marcia sing “The Doll Song” *pint
won; that is, if her dark brown
sweet smile or quaint accent
already done the trick. Besides. '
interest in music, Marcia has ^
interests—just ask her about
horses some time. She is a ^
determined gal, with a
and eagerness to help others
dreams in technicolor!
Calendar Of Events
May 11—Jeanette Parker’s Cefj® ^
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cate Expression Red
15—Peggy Royster Jones’
tificate Organ Recital*'
18—Louise Eichhorn’s ou
cate Piano Recital- 1 sb
20—Ruth Hayes’ Certifi''tsig]
Organ Recital. e w
22— Literary Society Band* doi
23— Athletic Banquet.
Since the last issue of
BELLES, $129 has been ^
the United War Fund pled^^oj.^
Approximately 35 per cent ^ Th
$371.75 is still unpaid. FB^ime
four people have not yet p^me
anything on their pledges.^™^