North Carolina Newspapers

    The BELLES
Vol. II, No. 15
April 28, 1939
After cutting crepe paper, drawing “rainy” figures,
ducks, and daffodils, collecting umbrellas, and the final
banging of everything in general, the Juniors hope to
finish in time to have their hair set for the biggest
dance of the year. When the refreshments and orches
tra committees have completed their preparations, the
rest will be up to the pages and the “hoped-for” dates.
The pages have been chosen by a committee headed
by Cornelia Clark. They, in addition to all the Juniors
and other underclassmen volunteers, have helped deco
rate and plan for the occasion. And they, for reward,
will be allowed to attend the dance.
Expectations for a grand time are running higher
than ever. And why not? With a good orchestra and
plenty of punch (orangeade and ginger ale!) nothing
can go wrong
Tuesday night, in the Auditorium, the Expression
Department and Dramatic Club, under the supervision
of Miss Florence Davis, presented three one-act plays.
The first play, Castle of Mr. Simpson, by John Kirk
patrick, dealt with a young girl who was highly indig
nant with her other sisters because they always ar
ranged to have father “called out” for them when their
dates arrived; however, when her own friend called
to see her, she willingly allowed father to be “called
out”. The father was Billie Hose; mother, Cornelia
Clark; daughters, Betty Bell, Carolyn Norton, and
Julia Booker; and the “dates,” Phyllis Gatling, Mary
Virginia Harrison, all gave creditable performances.
Julia Booker and Carolyn Norton were particularly good
Pink and Patches, the second play, by Margaret
Bland, was the story of a little mountaineer girl who
all her life had dreamed of a “floaty pink dress.” When
she receives a dress from the “summer lady” it is
brown, as have been all those before it. The young
girl was played by Louise Coleman; Rexie, her brother.
Dot Watt; Ma, Emma Lou Scales; Mrs. Allen, the
summer lady, Mary Frances Ifallenbeck. In her role
as Ma, Emma Lou Scales did an exceptionally fine piece
of work.
Special recommendation goes to the third play, Culbin
Sands, a choric drama by Dr. Gordon Bottomley. This
I)lay, competing against four other colleges, was pre
sented at Chapel Hill several weeks ago in the annual
Carolina Dramatic Association State Tournament, and
won first place. I'hc choruses in the i>lay personified
the winds; Betty Bell, Alary Elizabeth Nash, Carolyn
Norton, Cornelia Clark, Sue Harwood, Ann Baker, and
Billie Rose; and the trees: Julia Booker, Phyllis Gat
ling, Mary Kistler, Elvira Cheatham, Alary Guy Boyd,
Louise Coleman, and symbolized, by means of voices
in unison or semi-chorus and dance movements. The
witches helped to create the atmosphere. The leading
roles were taken by Louise Wilson ai dlie Lady, Kin-
niard’s wife, and Joyce Powell, as Alison Brodie.
Theresa Anderson read the Prologue.
The Sigma’s were victorious over the Mu’s by a
score of 60 to 58 at the swimming meet held Alonday
afternoon. The individual high scores were won by
Elizabeth Boyce, Sigma; Helen Kendrick, Sigma; and
Mallie White, Sigma. Winners of the individual events
were: 100 feet free style, first heat, Boyce; elementary
back stroke for form, Kendrick; 100 feet free style,
second heat. Noble; side stroke for form, Kendidck;
50 feet back crawl, Boyce; medley relay, AIu’s; crawl
for form, Mallie White; 100 feet free style, Boyce;
breast stroke for form, Kaulbach; novelty relay. Mu’s;
diving, Trotter; novelty relay. Mu’s.
The first team for swimming has been announced as
follows: Boyce, Kendrick AVhite, Noble, Trotter, Kaul
bach, McCauley, Robertson, Pittenger, and Gault.
The date for May Day has definitely been set for
Saturday, Alay 6, at 3 :30 p.m., when Margaret Taylor,
reigning as queen, Martha Anne Speight as her maid-
of honor, and 150 members of the student body (with
fifty more acting on student committees) will present
the dramatization of Alilton’s L’Allegro. Students tak
ing parts in the production are: Cynthia Smith as
L’Allegro; Betty Sexton as Melancholy; Trick Martin
as the Lark; and Virginia Trotter as the Cock. The
costumes have been designed by students and sketches
of them will be on display on the bulletin board during
the week preceding May Day.
Aliss Goss wishes to express her appreciation to the
faculty for their help in May Day.
Although Saint Alary’s did not compete as a school at
Play Day in Chapel Hill, the following points will give
some idea of how our participants came out :
Mary Gault and her partner won the badminton
finals; she was captain of the winning team in water
volley ball, and she placed second in the free-style 90-
yard dash. The first girl won by two seconds.
Grace Thompson lost her regular tennis match, but
was asked to play an exhibition match later in the
Lamar Spencer and Virginia Trotter played volley
Teeny Montgomery, Lucy Pittenger, and Virginia
Trotter swam in the novelty games. It was a wonderful
opportunity for the girls to swim in the beautiful pool.
* ♦
The Sigma volley ball team is composed of: Yeats,
Gordon, Curtis, Hooff, Pittenger, Thompson, P., Wooten,
Va. L., White, Mallie, Davis, H. AI., Kendrick, Schenck,
Prince, Rodman, Alontgomery, Bunn, Smith, P. The
AIu team is composed of: Gault, Trotter, Tucker, Chris
tian, Alidyette, Rich, Spencer, Moore, M. L., AVithers,
French, Rainey, McCauley, Gant, Nash, Long, Eggle

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