The Belles of Saint Mary’s
OF SAINT MARY’S
Published every two weeks during
school year by the student body of
Saint Mary’s School.
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cember 7, 1944, at Post Office, Raleigh,
N. C., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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Phsocided Cblle6iate Press
N. C. Collegiate Press Association
Eliot Stoughton, Saint Mary’s
bu.siness manager, is reported re
covering from hi.s illness. He has
been confined for quite some time
with typhoid fever, and the ab
sence of his familiar figure on the
campus has been very much rea
lized by faculty and students.
All Saint Mary’s is encouraged
to hear of his improvement and is
looking forward to his rapid and
Full Speed Ahead
“The bells of St. Mary’s, I hear
they are calling . . —so goes the
old song which perhaps was written
especially for our own Saint Mary’s.
Yes, the “belles” of Saint Mary’s
are calling, and they’re sincerely
calling for an education, an educa
tion which will mean something in
the future, an education on which to
build a future.
Every year when school starts,
people are determined to study. Our
brains have been idle long enough,
and this year study is the motto.
Like many promises, this determined
pledge is often broken. However,
this year everything is for us. The
staff employs many capable teachers,
who are offering us their best. But
their best is still not enough unless
we sincerely apply ourselves, and
put determination, “elbow grease,”
and “brain work” into the course.
In public school, we were allowed to
“take it or leave it.” Here at Saint
Mary’s, we take it or leave—and by
leaving, we may destroy our future
Along with this preparatory edu
cation, one learns to live, in the full
sense of the word. One discovers
through the chapel services that God
is an essential, a very definite part
of Saint Mary’s and our personal
lives. Would we dare not heed this
challenge, this education in living
which is offered us? Ho, we must
put “full speed ahead”; we must
study, think of others, and learn to
live with the world in which each
of us must play a vital part.
Hollywood Is Not For Sally Ann;
She Prefers College and Marriage
How would you like to attend
school with Butch Jenkins, Eliza
beth Taylor, and Margaret
O’Brien? Or meet Van Johnson
and Gregory Peck ? Although this
may seem like just a daydream to
you, it really happened to one
Saint Mary’s girl. The lucky per
son was Sally Ann Borthwick, the
junior who won such great ap
plause with the selection “Smilin’
Through” at the Old Girl-New
Two years ago ivhen Sally Ann’s
music teacher in Winston-Salem
learned that the Borthwick fam
ily was going to New York, he
asked them to look up a friend of
his, Estelle Liebling. Having met
Sally Ann and having decided
that she had possibilities. Miss
Liebling, a very influential person,
arranged for several auditions
with Hollywood talent seekers.
The outcome of these was a .$125
a week contract with MGM for
After spending six months in
Hollywood, Sally Ann decided
that the movie city was no place
for a sixteen-year-old girl, be
cause, she says, “The material
forces there could easily be ruin
ous to a person’s spiritual in
Do You Like Poetry?
A Little Something for the Seniors
Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses.
A BOSTON TOAST
And this is good old Boston,
The home of the beau and the cod.
Where the Lowells talk only to
And the Cabots talk only to God.
John C. Bossidy.
EPITAPH FOR HIS WIFE
Here lies my wife: here let her lie!
Now she’s at rest, and so am I.
In short years I have lived.
There’s one thing I have found.
You’ll never find a star
By looking on the ground.
Dorothy J. Elliott.
Dear Valentine . . .
If ou wuves me
If ou don’t wuve me
If ou wuves me
■ And tant tay toe
Tiss me twick
’Cause I wuves dis tave man stuff!
Whan that Aprille with his shoures
The droghte of March hath perced
to the roote.
And bathed every veyne in swich
Of which vertu engendred is the
Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete
Inspired hath in every holt and
The tendre croppes, and the yoiige
Hath in the Ram his halve cours
And smale foweles maken melodye.
That slepen al the nyght with open
(So pricketh hem nature in hir
Thanne longen folk to goon on pil-
And palmeres for to seken straunge
To feme halwes, kowthe in sondry
And specially from every shires ende
Of Engelond to Caunterbury they
The hooly blisful martir for to seke
That hem hath holpen whan that
they were seeke.
Roses are fushia
Violets are chartreuse . . .
My father owns a lawn-mower.
Can you swim?
Spring is here.
The bird is on the wing . . .
Me woid I How absoid!
I thought the wing was on the
boid . . .
Saints^ Sallies ^
Leaving Hollywood did not end
her numerous appearances as a
singer and an actress. Prior to
entering Saint Mary’s, she starred
in a Little Theatre production
which was acclaimed a huge suc
The first question asked of any
one who has been to Hollywood is,
“Did you meet any movie stars?”
Among the ones Sally Ann knew
were Janie Powell, ’ Marshall
Thompson, Van Johnson, Gloria
Dellaven, June Allyson, Robert
Walker, Keenan Wynn, Esther
Williams, Lana Turner, Kathryn
Hepburn, Walter Pidgeon, Greer
Garson, Marsha Hunt, Gregory
Peck, and Butch Jenkins.
Surprisingly enough, Sally
Ami’s plans for the future do not
include Hollywood. “I want to
lead the happy, sincere, normal
life of an American girl,” she says.
“This includes four years of col
lege, a man, and children.”
Sally Ann’s biggest worry is
that people here will tend to set
her apart because of her experi
ence, and that is one thing she
does not want. All the girls on
her hall, however, agree that she
is tops not only as a celebrity but
as a typical Saint Mary’s girl.
The belles of Saint Mary’s
back again hard at work after ^
derful times at Nags Head,
Beach, Virginia Beach, and
vacation spots. Before they settijw*
down, though, there was muck 1
ranging and rearranging of all 1
new pictures acquired this sumffly^
some of the old ones had to be ino'fai
Margaret Norfleet and Nja,
Beasley are two of the most pi'«”iSi
nent of those who moved out
old pictures, ’cause. Saint
was so accustomed to seeing flW’
Carolina boys around. We’re
to see, though, that they aren’t
ing away completely. |g]
But there are some of the
faithfuls still on the walls and drff
ers in Margaret Lee’s, Cin^i °
Bookie’s, and Chubby’s rooms,
good to see the familiar faces
their new rooms.
Eripp has the best selection
new pictures we’ve seen aronf
There is every size and descrip*']
taken during June Week at Aiin*f
lis. We hope you’ll be as
your roommate, Eripp.
And then all the new girls,
their new pictures, have added q®'; l
a lot of masculinity to Saint JVD^ 'i
“halls of men”—before long,
we’ll be as familiar with their '
faces as we are with our (li
Going from pictures to the ^
thing, wasn’t Iris beaming last S* ;
day when her Marine from Chm '
Point was here? And Nancy '
land, “Butch,” Jean, and Luck *'1 ■
some mighty exciting company b’
V. P. I. last week-end! s
Emmy Rowland really gets sk*) :
mail from the Citadel—every
that is I Sandy’s telephone calls l>b
kept the phone on Smedes riuf’
constantly. Peggy Swinson bf’
new interest at Wake Forest-^^ '
is he attractive! Speaking of
phone calls, several from C®.''
Lejeune kept Clara Justice esd*',
We hear that Sandy and
Watkins now have somethin?
common. It seems that tlie
ter has something to do with s'-f
der! And Lake Allsbrook
to live in Wilson. Why, L®''-
Last Saturday Gene Rose cerkj'.'
ly was being particular with "j!
hair. You would think that "
had been expecting coiuP ..
That’s all right. Gene; he ;
be here to come much longer
Lizzie Hancock dropped b.V •
other day and showed me a ‘j
ling new pair of socks that
had ordered from Macy’s. Sh®
loves them for football sja’"
Flash! Martha Conger was
with a very attractive yoiiug/j,.
tleman last week-end and it j
mored that he has a hand i» P :
ties! Careful, Martha; he
have you campaigning soon. ,
Tarboro had a wonderful
ball team this summer. Just
Ruth Clark and she will gi'^,:,;
the score! By the way, Ann
er, hoiv did you get poison
the football game?
Have you seen that 8 by p
Page’s room? It is really be*'
(See P. .3, Col. 4)