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BELLES Welcomes Girls, Challenges
Students to Make Year Successful
I Wanna Go Home,
Says Homesick Miss
This here school is really for the
birds. Now, I’ve writ you privious
letters about all the strange goings-
on at this place, but I’ll be a mon
key’s aunt if this don’t take the,
cake—and the icing.
Today I had to take what is
kuowed as “the swimming test.” Dut
I’ll be hanged if this here were a
swimming test. I mean—now. Maw,
YOU know what swimming is; and
I know what swimming is. At least,
I thought .1 knowed what it was.
But down here it’s ditferent—NO
BODY knows what swimming is.
(My personal opinion is that they
take on a few more girls than they
can handle and they’re trying to get
rid of a few by drowning them.)
Anyways, they take and throw you
in this here tank (I reckon it’s a
tank—ain’t like the ole swimming
hole they got in Ilicksville, noways)
with all your clothes on (I say
clothes, but really it’s them lil’
“blue suits” I writ you about) and
make you take them otf (yes ma’m,
that’s what I said—TAKE THEM
OFE) while you’re in the freezing
dad-blamed water. Maw, that ain’t
human, is it?
But now that ain’t all! They
makes you hold one finger—that’s
all, one finger—out of the water and
try to stay up for about thirty dog
gone minutes. (I had the advantage
there,' tho’—cuz of my extremed
height, I could touch bottom while
the others was struggling to keep
up.). Y^ou done told me there’d be
times like these, but I never could
quite take it all in. Oh, Maw, how
I wish you could of been thar.
Then we had to swim up and
down that thar long tank for about
—oh lands,—I don’t know just how
long—but too long, anyhow. And
I’ll be dad-gummed if I won’t some
kind of tired when I reached shore.
Maw, your lil’ lamb has had it!
This here Avhat I am about to tell
you really is the crowning blow.
After going through all this agony
and suffering and almost dying, I
is in what is knowed as the Friday
afternoon swimming class. Don’t
that beat all?
Maw—come get your baby.
Margot Hammond—Southern belle,
sweetest one, Miss Cooperation,
Secretary of Student Goverit-
Jane Best—Easygoing kid, pleasant
personality, Miss ’ Efficiency,
Chairman of Hall Council.
Virginia Lilly — Laughing lady,
Nimocks’ nursemaid. Miss Consci
entiousness, Secretary of Hall
Sara Walters—Red on the head,
good-natured gal. Miss Relia
bility, President of Senior Class.
(Continued from Page 1)
Saint Sallies The Belles
Screams of delight over seeing old friends, chatter over summer’s
activities, and o/Ps and ah's over gossip hits have died down hy today,
for as the first week of classes nears its close, evidence of more academic
pastimes take their places.
Perhaps it’s a little late for welcomes, hut the Belles wouldn’t miss
this opportunity of extending a fond “Hi y’all.” It’s so good to have
the old girls back and to have so many fine new girls who seem to he
having no trouble making St. IMary’s their home.
We’ll all agree that it takes a lot of courage to come away to school
for the first time or to return after you know what it’s like. But we’ll
soon find that the real test of courage comes not from taking the first
step but the Iasi—the courage to see this year through. How much
“staying power” do St. Mary’s girls have this year ?
This term has no limits as to all we can accomplish. The Belles is
the students’ paper. It welcomes your opinions and ideas. Through
the Belles numerous solutions to problems and answers to questions
can be reached. Let Belles he your outlet for student views. From
all indications this year can he a banner one.—IM. G.
Now that school doors have
opened wide again, everybody is
busy catching up on what everybody
else did during those lovely vacation
months. And there is a lot to catch
up on, too!
Several girls did a bit of globe
trotting. Sally Wood McMullan
and Lane Welsh traveled through
Europe. They took in all the sights
plus the night life. Did you enjoy
the “gay continental tour,” girls?
Foreign parts also beckoned to
Peggy Smithdeal, who sailed to
sunny Hawaii. Peggy also stopped
in California for a visit, we hear.
OF ST. MARY’S
Harriett Mardre — Everybody’s
friend, lady athlete, Miss De
pendability, President of Student
Anne Wallace — Charmin’ chick,
born leader, Miss Dramatics,
Vice-President of Student Gov-
Anne Marie Molloy headed up
north to Boston and New York
where she saw Sally Wood off on
the boat to Europe. Northern
climes also beckoned to Ann Gillett
and Lee Kohlsa'at. Ann spent two
months in cool New England as a
counselor at a camp near Naples,
Maine, while Lee relaxed at Stone
Jeanne Ogburn took in the west
ern mode of life out in Billings,
Montana. Have you noticed her
In addition to traveling, many
girls announced their marriages and
engagements this summer. Anne
Bunn was married in June and is
now living in Greensboro. Betty
Shannon will be married in Greens
boro on the 25th of September. Mar
garet Rose was married last week in
Dillon, S. C. Among the engaged
are Betty Ebener and Lael McMul
Toni Briggs, Mary Burgwyn, Anne
Bynum, Kitty Campen, Barbara
Dealing, Mary Ruth Divine, Ann
Fulton, Ann Gillett, Megan Good
win, Margot Hammond, Betty Huf-
fines, Virginia Lilly, Bobbie Love,
Libby Love, Harriett Madre, Mena
Way Marsh, Jane Matthis, Pat Mc
Queen, Ann Nimocks, Mary Wright
Parker, Claudia Peeler, Libby
Reese, Peggy Smithdeal, Mary Rhea
Spivey, Carolyn Thompson, Marie
Tyler, Ann Wallace, Sara Walters,
Lane Welsh, and Ann Winslow.
The members of the faculty also
did much traveling during their va
cation. Miss Elizabeth Tucker
spent some time in California, and
Miss Mabel Morrison journeyed to
her home in Canada. Mrs. Watson
K. Partrick visited her minister son
in Haiti, where she spent six fasci
By Carolyn Seyffert
Curtains Dress Windows
The above is a prize-winning mas
terpiece in art, entitled, A Pale
Ghost Flying Through A Cloud m
When next you see it, the room
will be lit brightly, not so much to
prevent eye strain as to show off its
interior decoration, for the occu
pants of room 208 in Holt will un
doubtedly conduct guided tours
through their spacious one-room
mansion when they read this article
lauding the decoration of their
As I entered the room a chloro
phyll display on the right arrested
my attention. But Hark I On closer
inspection I discovered the chloro
phyll to be a' mass of ivy in a gold
mug. Then why is the bookcase
turning green ?—Gold, eh ?
Moving at least one step forward
past a well-made-but-seldom-slept-in
bed, I noticed homey little curtains
fashioned of white cotton with green
Published every two weeks during
school year by the student body of
St. Mary’s Junior College.
Entered as second class matter De
cember 7, 1944, at Post Office, Raleighi
N. C., under Act of March 3, 1879.
Suibseription $1.00 a Year
Jiditor-imohief Martha Goon
Associate editor Anne NobmaK
Assistant editor Anne WaulacE
Netvs editor ....Mabel Martin Whedbkb
Feature editor Penn Anthony
Headline editor Aubrey Oambele
Chief copy reader Mary Ruth Mitchele
Circulation manager....Sank Westbrook
Business manager Anne Harmon Jones
Ewchange editor Ann Barbee
Adviser C. A. P. MoorE
Kitty Campen, Carol Nichols, Caro
lyn Seyffert, Anne Winslow.
Mary Elise Bridger, Martha BrookSi
Emily Cater, Betsy Duke, Jo Smith-
wick, Lane Welsh.
Kitty Ciimpen, Emily Cater, DeeDce
Devere, Pat McQueen, Shelley Smith.
Betsy Duke, Dottle Foster, Marianna
Miller, Susan Patman, Carolyn Seyffert,
Bitty Dent, Pat Huske, Xaiic.v
Jones, Lee Kohlsaat, Patsy Moore,
Shelley Smith, Jane Walker, Ruth Wat'
N. C. C. P. A.
trim. They are different!
Stepping past the window noW,
across the other side of the roonb
I ... Wait! What manner of body
bender is this? Why, it’s a darliuS
little rocking chair with green
cushions to soften the effects of **
hard niglit’s study. And as the sun
set in the West, I left 208 to ShellO
Smith and Anne Harmon Jones.
Pennants Cover Walls
Meanwhile, I wandered in aiiothef
room abounding with collegiate'
looking decorations. Peiiiiauts p’®
all over the walls; a huge Carolin®
blanket on one side of the windo"
complements a Rhi Gam blanket on
the other side. And girls, these at®
easy to obtain. All you have to_o®
is date a Phi Gam from Carolin®
who has a couple of extras.
“Tweetypie” Lives Here
Two femiiiiiie-looking picture’
sag from the north wall. Two ve*’.'
red curtains droop majestically froH
the curtain rod. These curtains n*'®
the only protective measures tn
room affords against the little yo®^
kuow-who. “Tweety pie” sits on tn
shelf waiting for Sylvester to poun®®
on him. He’s a real gone bird who®®
keepers are Anne Winslow and KittJ
Campen in 212 Holt.
Seriously, Belles is praising the®
two rooms for their attractiveiio®®'
To verify, jilease go and see tlic'^
any time but Sunday morning o'
fore the occupants have cleaned nff
Belles is not responsible for t'
condition in which you may find t
rooms at that time.