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The belles of Saint Mary's. volume (None) 1937-current, May 27, 1960, Image 4

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BELLES OF ST. MARY’S May 27, I960 Fond Farewell to Mr. Cannon Thanks and Bon Voyage to Dr. Parker On July 11, yir. Carl Cannon of the St. Mary’s faculty will join the Education Department of The iVlarine Historical Association, Inc., at Mystic, Connecticut, as Asso ciate Director of Education for Mystic Seaport. Dr. Richard Stone has recently accepted the resigna tion of Mr. Cannon from the fac ulty. Against a background of sea faring history, the descendants of the shij)-builders and mariners created Mystic Seaport to exemp lify the imj)ortance of our seafaring life and traditions and to perpetu ate them as a part of our American heritage. It is a reconstructed New England port of the Age of Sail, an authentic replica of the mid- 19th Century. Mr. Cannon will, within ‘a short ])eriod time, become the Director of Education, one of the three executive ])ositions of the Association. Last summer Mr. Cannon was appointed as one of the twelve National Trust scholars and took special training at Colon ial Williamsburg in the field of historical administration. His new position will be in this field. The Education Department at iMystic Seaport handles many fac ets of the Association in the use of its facilities for educational pur poses. Over 500,000 visitors visited the Seaport last year and it is the purpose of the Education Depart ment’s program to educate each visitor. Although the educational program at Mystic is a year around program, much of the glamorous part is concentrated in the summer months between June and Septem ber. There is during this i)eriod the Youth Training Program for Girl Mariners and Sea Scouts in which the teenagers live aboard the Joseph Conrad and learn the rudi ments of seamenship by actually living and “working ship.” The Conrad cadets are taught the ele ments of navigation, shij) routine. and the handling of small boats. The beautiful 61-foot schooner Brilliant cruises the southern New England coast each summer be tween Cape Cod and New A"ork teaching its cadets the practical aspects of sailing. The summer-time activities of the Educational Department also contain the showing of the town itself with the hosts and hostess who carry on a variety of activities typical of a whaling community of the mid-19th Century. The Sea port also has a junior museum for small children and a large modern mariners’ museum filled with ship models, scrimshaw, and arts con nected with the sea. There is also the Frank C. Mun son Institute of American Alari- time History, unique summer course affiliated with the Univer sity of Connecticut. Taught by a distinguished faculty, it is the only course of its kind offered in sum mer session on the University level. During the summer and the win ter the Education Department not only directs the visitation and orientation of school groups to the Seaport, but sends out lecturers, slide and movie programs, sea chest exhibits, and school publica tions designed to aid the teacher in observing the great contributions that the sea and shipping have made to New England life. During the year, one of Air. Cannon’s problems will be to seek endow ment funds to create a large cara van exhibit to visit the schools of Connecticut, New York, and Alas- sachusetts. The “Seaport Adven tures” are a series of lectures at the Seaport designed for adult and family groups. And the recently opened new planetarium will be used to teach special courses in astronomy and celestial navigation. These are just a few activities of the Education Department of Alys- tic Seaport. Summer Plans For the Faculty Not only all the girls at SALIC have summer plans, but so do many of our illustrious teachers. These teachers after sitting up all night to grade exams, so we can finish school and go home, are then “heading for the hills.” Though we’ve heard of no “OD” house- parties, or extensive trips to “Nags Head,” vacation-time for our profs is sure to be varied and enjoyable. Airs. Bailey, after recoui)erating from Alay Day, is ])lanning to visit New A'ork City for two weeks and then go home to Texas for the remainder of the summer. Accom- l)anying her will be her three “men.” Aliss Eggert has no definite ])lans, but will spend some time in Kansas and the rest of the time in North Carolina. Dr. and Airs. Broughton, and Aliss Tucker, are journeying to California to ])lay in the National Bridge Tournament. Air. Beery left to s])end ten days in Oilando, Florida, where he was a judge in the National Guild Piano Auditions. He will re turn at the end of Alay for Com mencement. Sometime in June he hoi)es to conduct a clinic for piano teachers here at St. Alary’s. Aladame Smith is leaving Ra leigh by ])lane, June 2nd. She will arrive in New Amrk City the same day. Then she will go on to her homeland of France by jet plane. Alost of the summer will be spent visiting relatives in such cities as Chalons, Nancy, and Alayenne. The remaining portion of the sum mer will be spent traveling in southern France, with possible ex cursions into Italy and Sj)ain. Air. Alecks is joining many St. Alary’s students in summer school at Carolina, where he will be work ing toward his Doctorate. Air. Shellans, also working on his Doctorate, will be engaged in Read ing and Resource Courses at Caro lina. He’s also i)lanning some trijis into the mountains to add to his repertoire of folk ballads. To the Editor: In rej)ly to your kind inquiry re garding the report that Airs. Park er and I are planning an extended trip to Euroj)e, I am happy to con firm the rejiort. In view of uncertainties, espec ially the prevailing political situ ation, the execution of the plans is subject to a large D.V. (Deovo- lente). Y'e exjiect to sail Aug. 26 or Sep tember 2 on the Dutch Line and land in Southampton. From then on our schedule is elastic, since we shall stay in any place till we are ready to move on to the next invit ing spot. After a couple of weeks in the British Isles we move on to North ern France for a week, then a week in Germany followed by a week in Switzerland with Geneva as our headquarters. Then about three weeks in Southern France with trips out from Aix-en-Provence to Nimes, Arles, Alarseille, Les Baux and the other many points of historic and scenic interest nearby. That will take until about Nov. 1. In Italy we anticipate a pleasant and varied three weeks in Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples and pos sibly Sicily. Heading north again for a week on the French Riviera, probabl.'" Nice, will bring us to December, and we move on to Barcelona for a few days. By boat to Alallorca for a week, then back to A^alencia, followed b.'" three or four weeks near AlalagS’ with side trips along the Alediter- ranean and to Spanish Alorocco. Granada or Seville seems like 3 good place to spend Christmas,. then a visit to Palos de Aloguer whence Columbus set sail in 1492. Then on to Aladrid, where ffo have some good friends. From there we shall visit Toledo, Seg ovia, Avila and other places. From there northwardi to the Cid’s old home in Burgos, and per haps Santiago de Compostela. The rest of our time (and mon ey) will be spent in France and England, details depending on mat ters which are impossible to antici pate. Return is scheduled D’’ Alarch, April or Alay, as the case may be. I already anticipate the pleasure of getting home to work my west 40 m strawberry time. An advance message to you from “over there”: “Having a wonderful time; wish you were here.” Eugene F. Parker Ring out the old and ring in the neW Many thanks to the old officers and welcome to the new officers

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