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The belles of Saint Mary's. volume (None) 1937-current, April 30, 1954, Image 1

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J54 n eas- mo- irer the rats eri- 1 of eX- oil •esi- He in- the that ited lice, [its t!oii' ■ he , It e of [)28- tate bei’t iiith tllO' liese iiild oi'th ill 'pq .t of ai«® oiial ated aig>’ eves he here iieid lary Ilia" liiia- ai'd' r ill' St- 1 tlie tioi" 1 ■ the Jes' iiicc- eCi'"' all" “Y’ALL COME” TO THE JUNIOR- SENIOR Belles ORCHESIS FEATURED IN MAY DAY OF ST. MARY’S Vol. XVI, No. 13 RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA April 30, 1954 Away We Dance Comes To St, Mary’s Colorful Costumes Enhance May Day Knott; Miller, Reese Join Marshal Ranks Jo Anne Knott, Anne Alarie Mil der, and Libby Reese have been elect ed to serve as representative dance "larslials from the rising Senior h'lass. Tile marshals for the 1954-55 Session will assist the chief dance "•arshal, Kathy Whitfield, in seeing diat all plans of the Executive Com mittee of Dance Alarshals are car- ’'■ed out. They are required to at- i"iid all school dances with the ex- '^Gption of one. One of their numer- "Hs duties is to page for all dances, feting as general hostesses for the ‘■"hool. A candid shot of the new dance ’"arshals reveals that two of them **'e natives of North Carolina; Jo hftne Knott from Oxford and Libby th" , |feese from High Point. Anne Alarie : filler came to St. Mary’s from I Florence, South Carolina, j These three juniors are all sup- h"i'ters of the Sigmas. Jo Anne is pSo a member of the Dramatics dub, the Glee Club, and The Stage- Anne Marie and Libby are m®inbers of the YWCA and the IfJc. Ji” iftf >s "* Ip""' ivii^ a-".'- till’ vif‘’’ •ved '^11 yil* y 'licA Language Chapters |. St. Mary’s was hostess to the Na- jUial Congress of the Sigma Pi gvha Fraternity on Saturday, "Pril 24. Eight other colleges were .^presented; namely, Mitchell, Ca- q'l’ha, Meredith, Peace, North pi’olina State, Atlantic Christian, ■Duisburg, and Wake Forest. Also resent was the Alpha Alpha Alum- ’qof Raleigh. jj The Sigma Pi Alpha is a na- |"tial honorary fraternity which l^d its beginning in North Caro- *1a. Eversman Receives Standing Ovation Nancy Eversman received a stand ing ovation at the conclusion of her piano recital in St. Mary’s Audi torium on April 19, 1954. Her per formance was one of a series of re citals sponsored by the music de partment. Nancy, a student of Miss Mary Ruth Haig, played selections by Each, Beethoven, Cho2nn, Brahms, and Grieg. Nancy’s control of the keyboard and her expressive touch more firm ly established her reputation at St. IMary’s as a very talented jiianist. Her last selection was Grieg’s Con certo in vl 2Iuior, a favorite among St. Mary’s girls. Miss Haig took her place at a twin piano and ac companied Nancy in the Concerto. Their joint performance was met with several moments of thunderous apifiaiise, typifying the audience’s reception of the entire concert. After the recital Nancy was heard to exclaim about the flowers that decorated the stage, “Flowers! I didn’t even see them. Oh, they’re lovely.” Stage Conventions The schedule of events included registration Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. after which a business meeting was held in the auditorium. Dr. Eugene Parker, advisor of the St. Mary’s division of the Sigma Pi Alpha, presided. He is also the Ex- Grand Vice-President of the na tional organization. At 4:00 p. m. an initiation, which admitted twenty-five national members to the organization, including Dr. Camilla Hoy from St. Mary’s, was held in the study hall. A tea honored the May Day is in the air at St. Mary’s! After days of searching for articles to complete their costumes, the dancers have exhausted all avail able supplies of black pedal pushers, high white socks and red shoes. The last panicky cry concerning the whereabouts of a “rolled-up sleeve blouse” has faded, and the long- awaited Saturday is just around the corner. Some outstanding costumes at tracted the attention of spectators at the dress rehearsal on Tuesday, April 27. Among them were the red dresses and castanets of the Spanish girls, and the red hair bows and baskets of the picnick ers. Very exotic were the yellow and aqua jackets, fans, and coolie hats of the Oriental dancers. The Scottish boys were eye-catching in their plaid kilts although one of them was heard to exclaim that she “felt like a Canadian Mountie.” All eyes were admiring the lovely queen and her court in their rainbow-colored dresses of chiffon. Male visitors have invaded the camjms to watch the rehearsals, add ing a tremor of self-conscious excite ment to the proceedings. The pres ence of one dancer’s “dream bait” caused her great consternation when she realized that, in her haste to be on time to jiractice, she was wearing a shocking color combination of pur ple and red. The May Court’s procession, cli maxing with the entrance of the Alay Queen, begins at 4:00 Saturday aft ernoon, Alay 1. The queen’s attend ants will honor her by winding a Alay Pole, after which her maid of honor places a dazzling crown on her highness’s head. The crowning gives the court performers their cue. An hour of rhythm, frolic, and dance will follow while the queen proudly watches. Entitled Awci.y^ We Dance, Alay Day features original interpretations of dances from other countries. France, Sweden, Scotland, and Spain, as well as the United States, will be represented. The purpose of the show is to summarize the idea that dance is universal. guests in the parlor later in the afternoon. At a banquet, given at the Women’s Club at 6:30 p.m.. Dr. L. E. Hinkle from N. C. State College made the national awards for outstanding ability in foreign languages. The out-going officers of St. Mary’s chapter are Charlotte Lilly, president, Mary Grady Burnette, vice-president, and Frances Stubin- ger, secretary-treasurer. New offi-. cers will be elected next week. South Pacific: Junior Class Stages Springtime Dance On the night of May 1, the Junior and Senior classes of St. Mary’s will transform the gym into a land full of tropical magic—a world of South Pacific. Under the guidance of Kathy Whitfield, Betty Dry, Kitty Campen, and Shirley Dees, various commits tees have planned and organized dec orations and refi’eshments, a figure for the presentation of the two sets of class officers, and invitations. They have made arrangements for music. The theme of South Pacific will be carried out not only in the decora tion of the gym, but even into the “bullpen.” Everything will be trans formed for the night! Refreshments will be of a tropical nature—pineapjde punch, for in stance. The Enchantment of the gym re veals a volcanic mountain, outlined sharply against the .sky. Nearer at hand, a typical native home adds a touch of simplicity and warmth to the scene. The figure will consist of the class officers and their dates and will lie presented at intermission. The girls will carry bouquets of imported or chids. Mood-setting music will be furnished by the Wake Forest South erners. Scenery, mood, music, and air— all will be full of South Pacific. Everything is set. This should truly be “Some Enchanted Evening.” Hardin Welcomes Nevr Letter Club Members; Seven Receive Awards As president of the Letter Club, Allan Hardin w'elcomed new mem bers in assembly on April 15, 1954. To become a Letter Club member, girls must earn 100 points and an All^ Star, or two All Stars in sjiorts. I oints are awarded for being on teams, being managers of teams, being officials during tournaments, and participating in individual sports. The outstanding lady athlete.?, recognized were Anna Belle Cole Harriett Mardre, Ann Bynum, “B’’ Gaiden, Sara Cobb, Nancy Smith, and Beth Kemper. Qf these, seven new members four are- Sigmas imf thiee aie Alus. Ann Bynum, pj'esi- dent^ of the ‘S'tyma.sv heads the .list of Sigmas with Anna. BelleCole, Sara Cobb, and Nancy Smith' sup porting her. Harriett Mardre, “B” Garden, and Beth Kemper keep .the Mus in the competition., .C . ' The Letter Club is jirqud of .its new members and extends 'to' each a warnp welcome and, .hearty con gratulations. I i r ‘ ffhi ■ >r " 1 m ■ f { -II ■M • •. y ' g; I : • i! A

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