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The Belles of St. Mary’s
March 26, 1954
Are St. Mary’s students finally waking up? Are they at last beeoniing
interested in what is going on outside their limited worlds? BELLES
believes that for a eertain group of students the answer to these questions
is undeniably yes. We are advocating no particular political ])arty, but
we would like to commend that small grouj) of students who formed a
Young Democrats Club here at St. Mary’s and who have now swelled to
an enthusiastic sixty.
Although our American system of politics has often been criticized, wo
should learn more about it, as it is our only means of selecting the men
who are to represent us in governmental direction. The YDC, through an
active participation in party work, is learning how the party system func
tions and about the tyjje of men and women who make such a' system
possible. With this experience behind them, these young students will
have rounded themselves into well-informed citizens by the time they reach
In order that our students may not be politically lop-sided, BELLES
suggests that a just as eager group form a Young Republicans Club. With
two such groups functioning on the campus, St. Mary’s will be able to send
forth into our politically minded but often mis-informed communities in
telligent citizens and certainly better-informed voters.
A WORD TO THE WISE ON SPRING FEVER
Spring has officially and literally arrived, and spring fever .seems to have
hit St. Mary’s full force. This is certainly a wonderful, perhaps the most
wonderful, time of the year. Spring vacation is coming soon, and not long
after, SUMMER! The Aveather is perfect, even on cold and rainy days.
Trees, bushes, and girls put on ncAV spring clothes.
Now BELLES must, as it customarily does several times a year, throw
a little cold Avater on all the good spirit by mentioning studying. For
spring, although Avonderful, is also a very dangerous time. First semester
exams are far enough behind for the memories of them to have lost some
of the orange color of horror they formerly had. Final exams are
still far enough aAvay to seem fairly harmless. Why should one study?
You should study for one very good reason, if for no other. If you do
not study, you aauII get behind, and you may not be able to catch up. With
quarterlies past, it is very easy to extend spring vacation into May. It is
someAvhat harder to do tAvo mouths’ work in the two Aveeks before exams.
This is not the only reason Avhy you should study, however.
Et'en if you are able to catch up on neglected Avork, you Avill do a half-
Avay job. Later you Avill regret this, and perhaps sooner than you think. It,
could eA'eii spoil your summer vacation. The idea that you haA’e Avasted
your time and not done your best may folloAv you around and annoy you all
summer. So for a good spring and a good summer, study noAv. Spring
fever is a Avonderful ailment, but do not let it get tbe best of you.
Hi there all you “highball, oxy-
dol, melloAv roonies AAuth the rebop.”
This is Better Bopper again bring
ing you tbe ueAvs of all our “real
gone Belles” for past and future
In spite of all these quarterly
tests the SMS babes seem to find
time to get “real gone” from here.
The Aveekend of March 13 found
Margot Ilanmioud, Yirginia Lilly,
and Dolly Craven OA-er at Duke
Pledge Dances. That same Aveek
end Jane Bradford had a grand
time at the 100th Night Ball at
West Point Avhile Betsy Duke and
Mickie Crumpler A'isited Jane Wal
ker in Roanoke, Yirginia. Mary
Jordan went to Danville, Yirginia;
Kay Baker aiid Barbara Seaman
AA'ent to Chapel Hill. Ellen Oaou
had a maiwelous birthday party.
The Aveekend of March 20 Avas
very eventful. Chapel Hill Avas
the center of many parties. Susan
Patman, Debbie Conner, and Carol
McWhirter AA'ent to the Sigma Chi
Masquerade Party. Right across
the fraternity court Avere Carolyn
Foy, Helen Corbett, Mary Lee La-
Far and Penn Anthony “liAung. it
up” at SAE Weekend. Sumner
Parham, Sidney Stuart, and Mar
garet Rose Avere at the KA House
for the KA Pledge Weekend. Also
over there Avere Reba White, Sylvia
Crumpler, and Lillian Whitner at
the Military Ball.
The Aveekend of March 20 saAV
many girls at Wake Forest Mid-
winters. Mary Windley l)unn, I’at
Adams, Susie Blades, Jeanne Og-
burn, Barbara Hunt, Jamie Ran
kin, Patti StringfelloAv, Anne Nor
man, and Aubrey Campbell Avere
among the chosen fcAv. Also the
AA’eekend of the 20th Timmy Tim
mons Avent to the Old South Ball
at the LTniversity of South Carolina.
Big plans are shaping uj) for
spring vacation, but the Azalea
Festival, March 27-28, seems to be
the biggest event. Among those
going are Claudia Peeler, Betty
Huffines, Ann Nimocks, Shirley
Dees, Mary Lee Breece, Carolyn
Seyffert, Jo-Anne Knott, Anne Wal
lace, Laura Ann Travis, Ann By
num, Francis DaAA'son, Kathy Whit
field, Jane Mathis, Mary Cox, Pat
Adams, Mary Penton, Janice Hin
son, Mary Jordan, Timmy Tim
mons, Virginia Harriss, Mary
Windley Dunn, Carolyn Nelson,
Jeanette Uzzell, Mary Lee LaFa'r,
Gray Procter, and Scotty Anderson.
“Playing the horses” at the Caro
lina Cup in Camden, S. C., April
3, Avill be Timmy Timmons, Betty
White, Sister Heath, Penn An
thony, DeAvey Gaa'chs and Blanny
Harriett Mardre, Anne Marie
Molloy, and Frances Perry Avill be
doAvn at Nags Head. Doris Ann
Sherill and Ginny Lou Garrou will
have one last fling in New York.
Ginny Lou Avill not be coming back,
and Ave’ll sho’ miss her constant jab
ber and her smiling face.
Xancy Eversman ....
OF ST. MARY’S
By Betty Dry
I Avas sedately sitting in biology
lab one Tuesday around 1 ;45, pre
paring to observe the heart of a
crayfish, Avhen all of a sudden the
lab Avas filled Avith loud shouts.
Naturally, I thought this display of
enthusiasm Avas the result of some
ncAv biological discovery, but before
I could speculate any further or
this, I Avas told that some celebrity
Avas driving around the circle in
front of Smedes. I hurriedly stuck
my seaple in the crayfish’s intestine,
and proceeded to folloAv the masses
to the front of the campus.
As I Avas shoved along by millions
of hysterical females, I had visions
of soon beholding the face of Rock
Hudson or Eddie Fisher or some
other Avho falls in the category of
“its.” As Ave neared the Library,
I inquired as to Avhom this commo
tion Avas for, but my question Avas
anSAA'ered only by startled expres
sions and insipid smirks. The ap-
jAroaching scene Avas one I Avill never
forget, for here Avei-e 300 odd mani
acs and Mr. Moore all huddled to
gether AA’hile Mrs. Broughton Avas
Avildly running up the street push
ing the stop-light buttons. I thought
to myself. Rock Hudson couldn’t be
the reason for all this commotion.
Perhaps McCarthy is coming doAvn
to have it out Avith C.A.P.
My thoughts Avere interrupted by
still louder screams AA-hile my atten
tion Avas draAvn to a rather large
black automobile Avheeling into the
gates of SMS. Around 90 girls
had by this time placed themselves
around the gates and Avere all point
ing to the front door of Smedes. I
Avas frantic! I kncAV not Avliich Avay
to look. I had to make a decision—
either the door or the ear. My de--
cision Avas made for me, for the
large black car rode into me and
there I Avas—nose to nose Avith a
man Avhose nose I kneAv I had seen
before. My first thought Avas Jimmy
Durante, but no, this man had black
hair. Who could this be? I asked,
but no one ansAA’ered. I asked the
“nose” Avho he Avas, but he only
sniffled. With this insult, I climbed
off the fender and ran around to
the AvindoAv. At the AvindoAV, the
herd Avas all but hanging into the
car; so I retreated and Avaited. Fi
nally, I heard the man speak, and
no one could mistake the A'oice of
this great orator—Stevenson!
What a thrill! I, simple Betty
Dry, had heard Stevenson. Guess
the next time everyone goes to the
fiolls. I’ll go right along Avith them
and A'ote for Stevenson. For after
all—Fve seen him!
Published every two weeks during
school year by the student body of
St. ilary’s .Tunior College.
Entered as .second cla.ss matter De
cember 7. 1944, at Post Office, Raleigh-
X. ('., under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription ifl.OO a Year
Editor Baudaka Seaman
Associate Editor Alice Bost
Assistant Editor Lokrie Clark
News Editor Frances Spain
Feature Editors Harriet Conger
Headline Editor....Ans Scott Anderson
Chief Copyreader Mary Jordan
Circulation JlfaMO,f/er....Timmy Timmons
Business Manayer Anne Nichols
Exchange Editor Charlotte Lilly
Adviser C. A. P. MoorB
Mary Grady Burnette, Emily Cater,
Mary Linda Garriss, Martha Good,
Anne Norman, Blanche Robertson,
Searle Rowland, Pearl Smith, uO
Smithwick, Anne AVallace, Mabel Mar
Grace Alston, Penn Anthony, Martha
Brooks, Betty Dry, Betsy Duke, Peggy
Flytlie, Dottie Foster, Jessine Hart-
Mena AVay Jlarsh, Marianna MilPt-
Susan Patman, Nancy Thompson, Lane
X’ancy Glenn, Allan Hardin, MaiT
Lee LaFar, Carolyn Nelson, Carol
Nichols, Libby Patman, Carolyn Seyi'
fert, Jeanette Uzzell.
T..iddy Cullen, Alartha Gee, NaiiC)'
Jones, Anne Nichols, Alary Blair Rob
inson, Jane AA^estbrook.
Kitty Campen, Sara Cobb, Efin
Dowling, Pat AIcQneen, Jeanne Og-
N. C. C. P. A.
tor of the Diocese of North Card'
liiia, conducted the Lenten servR®
on Wednesday afternoon, March
the station was forgotten. He coin
pared the station to the churcli ^
which many people belong only h
cause of its fame. In closing,
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heard something closely reseinbii_ c
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spoons, an upset uke, and a
drum. This is music?
Bishop Baker Gives
The Right Reverend Richard Fa'
ker of Greensboro, Bishop CoadjU'
Bishop Baker began his talk ^
stating, as a member of the BoaH
of Trustees, how much interest h
takes in St. Mary’s. He then ^
an intere.sting story about a coa=
guard station which became so
mous that the original purpose a
brought out the fact that Iliads
people have forgotten that the
pose of the church, like that of f
coast guard station, is to save son
Have You Missed This^
Have you been over to first
lately? If so, you have proba J
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the background music for the nafi'
H r\ ^-1 ^ rm ^ 7. I I A R ^ /V ^ 1*
dances in Mogambo. The girl®
that it’s a combo (from MogatnhO\^
We would like to commend fnO
ingenuity in devising: a r
a moaning accordian, a droop’ »
’ Rpr. loose
bass fiddle, a tight typewriter,