The Belles of Saint Mary’s
January 12, 1981, Jam
TO BUCKLE DOWN
The New Year came upon everyone with a bang. Parties and dances
sent thoughts of Saint Mary’s far from all the girls’ heads. However, all
good things must come to an end, and January 2 found everyone returning
to school and studies.
Getting settled at school after an extended holiday can be a difficult task.
Adjusting to the routine of rising and retiring early and meeting classes
is an easy factor. Buckling down to the task of preparing homework is not
this easy. If one has a proper attitude toward the adjustments required
of her, she can settle down in a short time and make the best use possible
of every moment. She must accept the fact that although the holidays
were fun, they had to end.
Keeping up with her work from day to day is a thing which each girl
can do. It is not difficult to estimate the time which her assignments for
each class will require and then make a schedule based on her estimates.
The difficult part is forcing one’s self to abide by a schedule. It is a good
idea to set aside a few minutes to relax, but not to sacrifice one’s work by
spending too much time visiting with friends, playing cards, and going to
The New Year can mean to each girl what she herself makes it mean.
Making a resolution to do her work as it is assigned can help 1951 be a
year of achievement.
IT’S UP TO US
“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine in the
year 1776. At that time America was a young, small, struggling state fight
ing for her freedom and what she believed was right. 176 years from that
date America, now an older, larger, and respected state, is again struggling
for those same principles. Trying times are here again, but they confront
another generation, the present college group.
New announcements and decisions concerning the draft are made every
day, resulting in a very perplexed group of young people. A boy of draftable
age has no idpa what the future holds for him. He doesn’t know whether
to continue his education as long as possible or to enlist in some branch of
This same feeling of uncertainty pervades a young girl’s life. There
have even been hints that women will be drafted in this next war. With all
the hoys going into service and the future dark, there is a tendency for a
negligent attitude toward school work and a repellent attitude toward
government and world affairs.
This present group of college boys and girls, who have previously been
under parents’ wings, are being forced to meet face to face one of the world’s
greatest crises. The time has come, all too soon for many, when they must
make all-important decisions unadvisedly, chiefly because there seems no
place to go for advice. Even where people venture to form opinions or
make j)redictions there is controversy.
Amidst all the chaos, there seems to be only one thing to fall hack on,
and that thing is oneself. Miss Jones delivered a very excellent speech in
the assembly of January 9 emphasizing self-control. Now is the time for
the most conscientious use of self-control. Miss Jones, in her speech, used
examples from her war-time experiences in England pointing out how
disrupting was the panic of a few.
Panic and low morale were what the Germans desired to create among
the civilian population. Undoubtedly the liussians have this same pur
pose. The defense of America’s youth must lie in an up-to-date knowl-
eJge of the war news, political, and diplomatic events, clear thinking, and
Before the Christmas holidays the entire student body was stirred with
the news that their president was planning to be married sooner than anyone
had suspected. Of course, everyone was very happy for Betty Ann; how
ever, a serious issue was slowly coming to light—“the change of horses in
the middle of the stream.”
Anne Eixey was and is faced with a much larger responsibility than
probably most people realize. As vice-president of the student body,
Eixey has assumed and must continue to assume a position that she never
had any idea of being faced with, that of also being president of the student
body. Both of these positions present a lapful of responsibilities, and in
order to help Eixey as much as possible the students must he willing to co
operate at all times with her. There are many small responsibilities which
people are not aware of and which will all add up to a large pile of work
for Eixey; therefore, the students’ assistance in the responsibilities of
which they themselves are aware will certainly alleviate the already over
loaded responsibility of Eixey.
Eixey returned after the holidays to begin the new year right. She has
already straightened out several honor council cases and certainly deserves
praise for such an immediate response to her responsibilities.
Belles of Saint Mary^s
Hair: Light bi’own,
Pet peeve: Getting ads.
Always heard: “I’m frantic!”
Always seen: Playing bridge.
Favorite food: Cheeseburger.
Favorite song: The Thing.
Eavorite perfume: Guerlain.
Looking forward to: Graduation.
Ambition: To get married.
Offices: Sigma Pi Alpha, business
manager of Stage Coach, day
student hall counselor. Sigma.
Eema'rks: Lovable, sweet, petite.
Towfi: Eoanoke, Virginia.
Hair: Dark brown.
Pet peeve: Catty girls.
Always heard; Talking.
Always seen: Exercising.
Hobby: Collecting records.
Favorite food: Ice cream.
Favorite song; Ee A/wie.
Favorite perfume: Moment S
Looking forward to: Winter Car®'
val at Williams.
Ambition: To be a commercial a'
Wild about: My “roomie.”
Offices: Editor of the Bulletin,
counselor. Glee Club, Stage ’
Sigma Pi Alpha. • , .
Eemarks: Conscientious, artisu;
OF SUCH STUFF DEEAMS
AEE MADE . . . And we are sure
that everyone had a dreamy Christ
mas . . . “Santa Claus” came in
khaki for Carolyn Welsh ... A
Sigma Chi “Santy” wished Alice
May a' Merry Christmas by tele
phone ... A train from Wilmington,
Delaware, brought Spooner Harri-
son’s jolly little red-nosed man in
stead of the usual reindeer . . .
Alargaret Stewart says that if all
her days were like the twenty-fifth
of December, then life would be
worth living . . .
Barbara Dixon . . . Franicy AlP^
still getting mail from Princeton ■
MAEEIED . . . “Buttercup
Guirh now proudly wears an
pin . . . The Betas have added Vj*
Dorsett to their list . . . Spai’^k
in the shape of diamonds have - .
glittering on El Richardson, ,
Cobbs, Julia Nolan, and
Clarke . . . Miss Liverman also
...... , /*,
a ring on her third finger, left
CHEISTMAS “BELLES” . . .
(We don’t mean the kind that ring)
. . . The twenty-seventh of December
was a red-letter day in many a Saint
Mary’s girl’s diary . . . La Nelle
Edwards, Margaret Dunn, Frances
Williams, Kit Armistead, Dot Craw
ford, Sara Cobh, Betsy Clarke, and
Anne Lee were all at the Goldsboro
Country Club Dance . . . The Win
ston-Salem Country Club also was
another gay place that night . . .
Seen there were Mimi Lynch, Pat
Boesser, Grace Woodson, Grace Gor
don, .I?m Nicoll, Charlotte Mc-
Glaughon, and Pat Dize . . . The
Salisbury Country Club was the
scene of another “Saint Mary’s
Dance” given by Grace Woodson ...
“Dopey” Swink, Joan McCutcheon,
Charlotte McGlaughon, /Dm Wad
dell, and Marlha DeHart were on
hand for the activties . . . Christmas
Eve in Ealeigh proved most interest
ing for Catherine Bikle, Juliet Fid-
ghuni, Virginia Mowery, and Nev-
ille Campbell . . . The Spinster’s
Club of Wilmington was the gath
ering place for Mary Lib Allsbrook,
Edith Rogers, “Bootie” Penton,
Mary Sutton, Ann Penton, May
Holton, Peggy Johnston, Alice
Hicks, and Tonia. Rowe . . .
. . . Jeffrie Grady has left
be married the latter part of j.
month . . . Becky Bullingto^’'
already a Mrs. . . .
GEEAT EXPECTATIONS •,
Exams and the week end folio"
them . . . Air Corps furlough® • '
STUFF AND NONSENSE . . .
Mickie Shannon’s Davidson man
made the trip to Ealeigh last week
end ... A certain Kappa Sig was
seen Avith Sally Hackney last Satur
day . . . Mazie Strickland was also
with her Beta . . .
LONG DISTANCE . . . Barbara
Clark feels that Cornell University
is a little too far away . . . San An
tonio, Texas, isn’t close enough for
a short Saturday night; just ask
OF SAINT MARY’S^^
Publislied every tAvo Aveeks o •
school year by the student ho‘‘-
Sajnt Mary’s School.
Entered as second class inattef jj,
ceinber 7, 1944, at Post Office,
N. C., under Act of March 3, 1879.
Editor Mara' Frances
Associate Editor Viroixi-A M
News Editor Eunice Sa^* jjo
Headline Editor..Mary .Tank Mcl'
Chief Copy Reader Laura
Business Manaycr Ea'bua'N OeT' '
Circulation Manayer Stelia
Faculty Adviser C. A. B- *
Nanev Bernhart, Claire
CraAvford, Margaret Cheatham. D.,rt.
Cross, Sally Dalton, Martha ‘ ,.riS®'
Chris Durham, Nell Eley, Linda ftH®
Sally Hagood, Margo Hester, -
Hood, Lou Keller, Ann McCullocm
May, Dorothy ilorris, Kitty Neab
Loy, Ann Nelson, .Tane Nisbet.
Nolan, Ann Patterson, Mary
Anna Redding, King Risl®y’,j,,,i(lF('
RoAve, Shep Rustin, Sue Anne
Pat Stonhain, Barbara Stott, '^.j^a'.
Sutton, Sabra SAvink, Virginia fob
A1 AVhlte, Nancee Winders,
LaAv, Sue Harrison, Caroline
.Tulia Steed, Martha McGuim'
Rixey, Grace Woodson, Sandi.
Peggy Hooker, and Alice Hicks-
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