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BELLES OF ST. MARY’S
OF ST. MARY’S
Published in thirteen issues during the
school year, September to June. Monthly
for December, January and April; Semi
monthly for October, November, Febru
ary, March and May, by the Student Body
of St. Mary’s Junior College.
Second Class Postage Paid at Raleigh,
N. C. 27602. Subscription $1.00 per year.
Editor in Chief Lyptoee Wall
Assistant Editor Paula Johnson
Feature Editor Jessica Gillespie
Subscription Editor Ginger Gregg
Eocchange Editor Suzanne Crogkett
Photographer Anne Brady
Head Typist Jennie Andrews
Circulation Editor Nancy Wideman
Susannah Tyler, Louisa Rogers, Mattie
Simmons, Dm Haley, Betty Ragland,
Jane Aycock, and Marki Berry.
Mimsie Roberts, Beverly Lett, Jessica
Gillespie, Babs Blue, Louisa Rogers,
Mindy Bell, and Cynty McAlister.
Jennie Andrews, Jeannette Holt, and
Martha Given, and Sweetie Seifart.
Julia Barfield, Jeannette Holt, Lynn
Fulghum, Arabella Nash, Cathy Swain,
Susan Leonard, Gayle Sellers, Marki
Berry, Becky Reid, Kathy Baley, and
Mrs. Robert Gunn.
IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE
By Mindy Bell
How many times lately have
you walked down the halls of
school and heard passing people
“It’s hard to believe. ”
Then, when you think about
what’s been said, it IS hard to be
lieve that this year at St. Mary’s
is drawing to a close and that new
people and ideas are coming out
of winter hibernation.
The month of March is here at
last bringing with it Spring and
the end of the third quarter. And
Easter is only a m o n t h away
bringing term papers and plans
for Easter trips. After Easter, it’s
only a short jump to May Day and
Graduation—the reward of two
years of hard work and of fun.
Then everyone will be off to the
beach to show off new bathing
suits that are already in shop
windows and figures that are the •
results of hours of hard exercise.
Thinking of all these things and
more, you want to join in and say,
“It’s hard to believe!”
CIRCLE WALKS AND
TAKES IN FOUR
On February 26, the Circle
walked for four seniors. Newly in
ducted members are Nancy Mat
thews, Jessica Gillespie, Becky
Robinson, and Suzanne Crockett.
The Circle, an honorary society
for college students, recognizes
-outstanding students on campus.
UGLY 15 getting DRESSED VOR.
K CdIMCEET WHENI VCbLL HAVE
TWO TGSTfS THE NEXT HiAV.
IT’S UP TO YOU!
^ On March 6, the Spanish pla}',
El Almacen de Novias by Ramon
de la Cruz was presented in the
auditorium. The play, directed by
Miss Marion Anderson, Sjianish
professor at St. Clary’s, concerned
a young man and his visit to a
“sweetheart shop’’ in hopes of
finding a bride.
The cast, both St. Mary’s and
NCSU students, was as follows:
El Administrador — Francisco
Hulnace, Un Pretendiente a Hoda
—Aloises IJrman. Su Diado—Ijciva
IJrnian. La Viuda—Bennett Black-
Icy, Colasa — Christy Willis,
Bcata—Carmen Elliott, La Simple
—Barbara May, I.« Mnda—Mar>-
Burhoe, La Cocinera—Kathv Mui-
1ms, El Portcro—Roberto Mutis.
THE WAR game
By Jessica Gillespie Uv,
How manj' times have we
ed up our noses at those who ^
onstrate on behalf of “ban* .
the bomb” ? Probably most A®kir
cans are disgusted by denioi'*'yoi
tors. The demonstrators are feat
ed radicals or rebels or lun**litt
Many seem to feel that these lyoi
pie demonstrate just to be I ^
testing against somethin?. ;gb
how valid is protest again** lie.
protestors ? foj
The War Game is a move
•• la « lUUVV
could change these stereot'l fn
opinions about demonstrators, of
begins to respect them in ? jus
for at least they have been * stu
eerned enough to probe the e**' ha^
of nuclear weapons and s®* c
prospect of annihilation ”11
which the world exists toiW\
not a pleasant movie in nitf.
This year is election year not only at the state and national levels, but also
here at St. Mary’s. When voting for a President or Governor, people think
twice and weigh all the facts before they make a final decision and cast their
votes. They want a leader who is capable and qualified to represent them.
This too is how it should be at St. Mary’s.
The most significant elections—those to choose the leaders of the student
body for the 1968-1969 year—will be held in the next two weeks. These elec
tions are of vital importance, for in them the leaders are selected. These
leaders will shape the future of St. Mary’s as they guide the students and
mold school policy. Thus it is imperative that each student votes for a candi
date not because of friendship but because of her qualifications. Being quali
fied is much more than just grades. A Student Government Officer must be a
dedicated person, who is a willing leader who shows a genuine love for and
interest in the school and its Improvements.
A Student Government Officer must be willing to put the welfare of the
school and its students before herself. To be effective, she must not only have
power but also know how to exert it: she cannot “let it go to her head and
be power crazy.’’ She must be a lalson between the students and the admin
istration. In order to do this, she must be able to get along well and feel at
ease with both groups. A quite important quality is that she must uphold the
highest personal standards because she sets the example that the entire stu
dent body will pattern its behavior from.
These are the most important elections to be held during the St. Mary’s
year. Therefore, the student body should approach this coming event with
seriousness of intent. Popularity should not take precedence over qualifica
tion. Only under good leadership can a school grow and flourish. This leader
ship results from the election of the best candidate and the election of the
best candidate is the responsibility of the entire student body. Thus, the stu
dents have an Important job too.
Since the responsibility for choosing St. Mary’s leaders rests squarely on
their shoulders, it is their duty to acquaint themselves with the candidates
and their qualifications.
Votes should be used wisely: they should represent rational decisions
rather than emotional prejudices. Uemember: the future of St. Mary’s rests
in your hands.
sped—it is so realistic, i'l | ma
that it was banned in Brita“'
country in which it is set. 1 bai
A country under nuclear **j au(
is not a pretty sight. It’s ''’i?
have nowhere to turn and ^ clo
ize that the protective nie*^ ]
which they thought would * j roc
are useless. The movie the
unprepared Britain which j be
protect itself. It shows ri ter
who watch their childrr® j ter
children who watch their r
die, and doctors who do fi®: ^ (Jq,
the medicines to cure "’ha*
The futilit}’ of the peopi® J yo
fleeted on their faces.
desperate for food, shelF^ tr;
guidance. They steal, (
Yet the initial impact
bring all the devestatiop j
the people will face. IroiH'^ f
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is the physical, emotion
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ultimately wipe out the P®
tion. And it is terribly ^
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ing to realize that the wor
never be able to reco''^U
from the effects of a iiuch’^ m
Perhaps the most w
fact that The War Gain® T/
is the stupidity of the
They realize neither *“Gf
quences of nuclear *
closeness of it. They
only the people of r n
those of the llnited /
sia. Prance, and every ^
trj- in the world. (}/ j.
The viewer of The
is him.self left with a f"
ing. What can be don® , 4
the world realize a 4
taket Sign.s, anyone! Tl"
BEACON WALKS J l]
I.4ist night the Boao‘”j(,f L
for three sophomores- 1
members are Mis.ses
Beth Denning, and D*"'*
Alias Susan Byars 'LlriiPV ^
of the Beacon, an
eiety that recognizes
high school students.