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The belles of Saint Mary's. volume (None) 1937-current, September 24, 1954, Image 1

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Sl Mary s Junior College Library .954 its thi® toi'S to tlic si^^' Fill- aiul iintl , to the -off- soiy llO' icof- acO' hal^ ijicy lead lke>' ;/i(. iioet jefo tflk' for iiiiis flllO jet?- /!/.'’• iicy Di- All' SO be .(le? fl-ill jool I e?' well ygll' xed ,A0 • SMEDES GIVEN NEW LOOK Belles ST. MARY’S CHAPEL CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL YEAR OF ST. MARY’S l?-A, j Volume XVII, No. 1 Dr. Stone Greets Girls Talk Commemorates j Century old Chapel I ■ ■ At the first chapel service of the 1954-55 session Dr. Eichard G. ^ Stone, departing from his tradition al procedure, delivered to the stu- i (lent body a formal welcome which included the history and i^rogress of St. Mary’s chapel during the past luuidrod^years. Dr. Stone contrast- • ed the present facilities and atmos phere of the chapel to that of its simple beginning in East Eock. This year marks the one hun- ■ (Iredtli anniversary of the present building. During the past century the original building, composed only of that part of the chapel known today as the nave, has undergone niany changes. Larger student bodies have necessitated the addi- , tion of the transepts and the chan- oel; electric lights have replaced the Original gas lamps; and two organs have followed the chapel’s first or- ' San. In commemoration of its one buiidredth anniversary the chajjel 'ras piainted inside and out during the past summer. ' Dr. Stone expressed his hope that the present beautiful chapel will iftean as much to the students of today as the first simj)le building Oieant to the students one hundred y3ars ago. RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA September 24,1954 Belles Suggests Cures for OWF St. Mary’s Welcomes Alumnae Secretary St. Mary’s happily welcomes Miss -'fary .To Paul to its staff this yeai’. ^lary Jo is a native of Washington, A. C., and an old St. Mary’s girl, ’aledictorian of the class of ’52, she !''as also 251’esident of the .Canter- bury Club, editor of the Belles, a **i(?mber of the Sigma Pi Alpha and the Circle. Mary .To also won the -Ales Medal for having the highest ‘'oademic average in the college de partment. After graduation she went to the diversity of North Carolina and b'''aduated in ’53 w-itli an A.B. in j'lueation. While at Carolina Mary was a member of Chi Omega ‘Porority and Phi Beta Kappa. Her “ame was soon added to the Ameri can College Student Leader List. As C’(^ed editor of the Carolina Hand- ?aok and editor of the Pan Hellenic -ouncil Rush Manual, Mary ,Jo ^J'aduated from UNO in the same yOrious style in which she gradu- ^ted from St. Mary’s. .As alumnae secretary on St. Clary’s staff, Mary ,To serves as Ijitov of the alumnae section of the ^A^letin, and as advisor to the Tanddaughters’ Club. She is in ^arge of organizing visiting alum- clubs and of school publicity. ' ary ,To says, “Nice to be back.” If by this time you feel complete ly discouraged with the daily grind of classes and school duties, remem ber that first week when you w'ere bewildered, exhausted, and ready to give up—in other words, suffering from 0. W. F. (Orientation Week Flusters). O. W. F. produces the above symptoms after several days of continuous tests, picnics, enter tainments, and new faces. The best cure known at present seems to be to “concentrate on studying.” No other remedy has ever been tried, however. (What might be the effect of a few days sleep?) Certainly every St. Mary’s girl was exposed to the infecting agents of 0. W. P., and the common remedy most certainly is now being adminis tered. Even the Strong Get It Anyone who has the mistaken idea that contraction of this disease is the result of physical or any other kind of weakness should have ob served the counselors’ efforts Sunday afternoon as they put up welcome signs on students’ doors and pre pared for Alonday’s rush of stu dents. A rush it was, too, as multitudes of girls, assisted by parents, bro thers, sisters, and boy friends, at- tem2)ted to move clothes and equijL ment for nine mouths into a very few cubic feet of closet and bureau space. By night seniors had matric ulated, and a fire drill had been satisfactorily carried out. After dinner sejjarate student government meetings were held for old girls and new girls. Sophomore, Senior Classes 1954 Renovate Smedes Front Hall, Parlor Qirls Attend Formal Party St. ^ Mary’s held its traditional Old Girl-New Girl party last Friday night for the ])urp)ose of introducing the new girls to the faculty. A ])leasant inovation w-as the shortening of the receiving line to include only Sara Walters, Presi dent of^ the Senior Class, Dr. and Mrs. Eichard G. Stone, the Right Reverend Edwin A. Penick, Bishop of North Carolina, and Mrs. Penick, the Reverend Mr. and Mrs. 1. Hard- iiig Hughes, Miss Martha Dabney Jones, and Harriet Madre, Presi dent of^ the Student Government Association. After being introduced to the re ceiving line, old girls and new girls mingled with the rest of the faculty and administration. The marshals, lenn Anthony, Aubrey Campell, Kathy Whitfield, Mary Ruth Di vine, Marie Tyler, and Kitty Cam- pen, served fruit punch, nuts, mints, and cookies in the study hall. Dur ing the reception Martha Ann rroiiie entertained with selections on the 2iiano. Changes Glamorize School Entrance -V renovated and glamorized Smedes front hall and parlor greeted St. Mary’s girls Sept. 13. Last term the total sum of $841.61 was left to the school by the Sopho more and Senior classes. The amount was a2)2iroximately one half of the cost of the new 2iarlor furni ture. Without this money the pur chase of the furniture would have heen iinpossible. Four red velvet sofas, eight occasional chairs, and four wing chairs upholstered in ny lon met the needs of the parlor per fectly. ^ Tn the hall the S(2uare newel post has been replaced by a curved, more graceful one. The woodwork and back walls below the chair rail were painted a grayed blue-green. The Wtills above the rail were redone in bright, gracefully-figured wallpaper. _ Perhaps the major improvement IS the green, wall to wall carpeting 111 the hall. ” Mrs. Richard G. Stone and Miss Katharine Morris were in charge of the redecoration. They are pleased to note the overwhelming approval of their efforts by the girls. St. Mary’s Girls Well Represented in North Carolina’s Debutante Ball Tuesday Brings Tests Tuesday morning a visitor would have gone with all the girls to chapel and thmi to the first of a series of tests. There were all kinds of tests : Iowa tests, English, language, and S2ieecli tests. Handbook and swim ming tests were also 2H’0inised. Class 2iicnics, a treasure hunt, movies, and a style show hehied pre vent complications of O. W. E. such as duck fits and screeming meemies, but added to the danger of 0. W. F. itself. Girls Rush About New people rushing about added to each girl’s bewilderment at first, but as they all proved to be so very friendly and helpful, they soon served to ease the distresses of 0. W. F. Fortunately 0. W. F. is quickly cured or replaced by S. J. (study jitters) when the aforesaid remedy is administered at once. It was opening day at St. Mary’s, and dozens of bright-eyed girls were coming up the front steps of Smedes. Others not so bright-eyed were some of North Carolina’s 1954 debutantes, who had just enjoyed the most exciting weekend of their lives. ' I f 11 Naturally, scores of parties had been in progress for weeks prior to the ball itself, but the official events began for thirty-nine of St. Mary’s girls on Thursday, September 9, at 1:30 p.m. when Betsy Williams, leader of the ball, entertained at her honie. That evening debutantes and chief marshals assembled in the Memorial Auditorium for figure re hearsal. Friday the debs attended a luncheon in the Virginia Dare Ballroom of the Sir Walter Hotel, where they received leather pin boxes as favors. That night there was a general exodus to the Memo rial Auditorium for the event that everyone had been waiting for. The presentation of debutantes started at 8:30. The girls, wearing white dresses and carrying red roses, came down green covered steps leading out from a garden setting. The next morning, everyone enjoyed a morn ing dance at the Carolina Country Club. That afternoon Mrs. William B. Umstead entertained the debs, then- mothers, and their chief mar shals at a tea in the E.xecutivc Man sion. The 2>erfect ending for an un forgettable weekend was the dance honoring the debutantes in Alemo- rial Auditorium on Saturday night. Of course there were a great many parties, both i m |) r o m ]> t u anil 2)lanned, during the entire weekend. It was also an opportunity for countless St. Mary’s “reunions.” the weekend was not devoid of lunnorous incidents, either. No one will ever forget the frantic pillow ngiit in Barbara Doaring^s room at the Sir Walter or Dewey Owen’s pa'nic when she couldn’t find her suitcase all weekend. Very few people were aware of it, but Betsy nilliams, a former St. Mary’s girl, removed her shoes while waiting for the figure to begin, and then, having- put them on the wrong feet in the semi-darkened auditorium, staggered uncomfortably out to her position as leader of the ball. Among the ten assistant leaders of the ball wore three St. Mary’s girls - Sally Wood MoMullan, Blanche' Robertson, and Kathy Whitfield. Other St. Mary’s debs were Eliza beth Arthur, Jane Best, Coriune Bethune, Julianne Boone, Mary Ann Braswell, Mary Lee Breece, (Continued on Page 2)

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