The Belles of Saint Mary’s
Friday, February 16,
OF SAINT MARY’S
Published every two weeks during
schooi year by the student body of
Saint Mary’s School.
Entered as second class matter De
cember 7, 1944, at Post Office, Raleigh,
N. C., under Act of March 3, 1879.
Subscription $1.00 a Year
Editor..... Maky Pkances Allen
Associate Editor Virginia Mowery
Neics Editor Eunice Saunders
Feature Editor Jean Lang
Headline Editor.Maby Jane McDowell
Chief Copy Reader Laura Chapman
Business Manager Evelyn Oettinger
Circulation Manager Stella Cobbs
Faculty Adviser C. A. P. Moore
Nancy Benihart, Claire Boone, Dot
Crawford, Margaret Cheatham, Edith
Cross, Sally Dalton, Martha DeHart,
Chris Durham, Nell Eley, Linda Garriss,
Sally Hagood, Margo Hester, Martha
Hood, Lou Keller, Ann McCulloch, Alice
May, Dorothy Morris, Kitty Neal, Allen
Loy, Ann Nelson, Jane Nisbet, Julie
Noian, Ann Patterson, Mary Jo Paul,
Anna Redding, King Risley, Tonia
Rowe, Shep Rustin, Sue Anne Saddler,
Pat Stonham, Barbara Stott, Mary
Sutton, Sabra Swink, Virginia Turley,
A1 White, Nancee Winders, Beaufort
Law, Sue Harrison, Caroline Cobey,
Julia Steed, Martha McGuirk, Anne
Rixey, Grace Woodson, Sandra Sims,
Peggy Hooker, and Alice Hicks.
N, C. C. P. A.
Belles of Saint Mary’s
Town; Elizabeth City.
Pet peeve; “Is the mail up yet ?”
Always seen; Happy and gay.
Always heard; “My little duck.”
Hobby; Going on diets.
Eavorite food; Salads.'
Favorite song; So Long, It’s Been
Nice To Know You.
Favorite perfume ; Woodhue.
Looking forward to; Living on a
Ambition; To marry a farmer.
Wild about; Most everything and
Offices and clubs; Hall Council,
treasurer of senior class, treasurer
of Canterbury Club, vice-president
of Altar Guild, vice-president of
Granddaughters’ Club, Senior
Warden of Student Vestry, Circle,
Remarks; This “baby duck” is al
ways smiling and spreads sun
shine and joy wherever she goes.
Her dependability and friendliness
will take this little lady a long
way. Always think of a treat in
stead of a treatment when Vir
Town; Red Oak.
Pet peeve; Short boys.
Always heard; “Let’s go to the
Always seen; Smiling.
Hobby; Doing nothin.’
Favorite food; Chocolate ice cream.
Favorite song; The Man I Love.
Favorite perfume ; Woodhue.
Looking forward to; Carolina.
Ambition; To graduate.
Wild about; The country.
Offices and clubs; President of the
YWCA, Circle, Glee Club, vice
counselor, Letter Club, Sigma.
Remarks; This gal is one who is at
the top of everyone’s list. Nancy
is tall, sweet, and a wonderful
athlete. Her personality and sin
cerity go hand in hand to make
her one of SMS’s most outstand
DON’T GET THAT
AT THE STADIUM
Watch out for that after-exams slump! It’s easy for a girl to neglect hei
work after a strenuous exam week. It’s such a relief to have exams ovei
with that she wants to relax for a while. This quarter contams some of the
most important work of the entire year. Getting a little behind can cause
student to be hopelessly pressed for time when the quarterly tests come up.
Beginning this third quarter is not like beginning a new school year. It
is not a period of introduction. It is building new things on old; it is
putting into practice the things learned last semester while adding to them
new things. TTierefore, a student cannot afford to let her lessons slip by
undone. She cannot sit by and hope the work is unimportant because it
begins a new semester. She cannot ignore the new things and depend on
what she has already learned to pull her through the new semester.
Furthermore, this time of the school year is not a “let-up” on vmrk As
much, if not more, is required of the students now than was in the hrst part
of school. If a day’s work is left undone, it may take several days woik to
repair the damage which resulted from the neglect of lessons. This puts
a student behind time, and consequently her grades may drop for that week
or month. Several days’ neglect can bring down her quarter s grade.
The work done now can save needless work later on. The study done non
can improve a girl’s grade.
Feb. 17—Carolina at State.
Feb. 20—Wake Forest at Wake
Feb. 24—Georgetown at George
Mar. 1-2-3—Southern Conference
Tournament at State.
The following appeared in the
January 1st issue of The Pleasur^^
of Publishing which is publish®
semi-monthly by Columbia Univen
“There has been quite a bit of
doing lately here at Columbia in C®
field of zoology.' It all began when
the Department of Zoology asked t»
Purchasing Office to buy it a rab i •
About the same time, and unkiio« ^
to the gentlemen involved, the hidi®
at Barnard College decided they a ®
needed a rabbit for their zoology
partment. By no great coincidenc r
the two orders were placed with
“Although they may not
stand the exact relationship het''® .
Barnard College and Columbia
versity, the rabbit dealers ha(
right general idea that it was all ® ,
great institution. So they procee
to ship the two rabbits in the sa
crate. Now there is a great ® ,
fusion of red tape at Columbia a
Barnard because the
charges rendered by the express c
pany were considerably higher ^
expected. The shipping
that Columbia and/or ,
should pay for the litter of
bunnies born en route, as wen
for the parents.
“Meanwhile, the people on
ingside Heights have to find a
mon who will decide how
the litter should go to BariiaK
how many to Columbia. Wo
knows (or at least no one
mit) whether the mama rabbit
intended for Barnard and the P‘^r
for Columbia, or vice versa,
gardless of the final_ outcome,
^ 'D Ai
affair is already being
.1 1.1 1 ^
Everything has been thought of
before, but the difficulty is to think
of it again.—Goethe.
the greatest example of cooper
between Barnard and
since the founding of the t®'
THERE’S NOTHING WORSE
There is nothing more undesirable, more despicable, or more to
down upon than cheating. Cheating can profit no one; however,
to be a hard lesson for many people to learn. Even here at Saint . ‘ ^
" ’ ■ ’ school and c®
where the student body is supposed to consist of high o...—
girls of the highest caliber and integrity, there are evidences of this °
O . 1 . 1 , 4-Drt CP' ■ ^ ‘
Now that the season of Lent is here. Saint Mary’s_ gilds have once more
begun their practices of self-denial. Since this practice lasts for a number
of weeks, it is important to realize the significance of self-denial.
The significance of this form of abstinence is not found in giving up
something that one knows is not good for her in an excess anyway. ’ oi
example, how does it make a person a better Christian to give up chocolate,
which in excess is not good for a pretty complexion ?_ Yet if this same pern
SOU honestly wishes to deny herself the chocolate m ordei to give moi e
money to the church in her mite box, then the true significance ot sell-
denial is apparent. A great satisfaction may come from this abstinence,
the satisfaction that in denying herself she may in turn give to otheis. ^
Also, by denying oneself a person may give more to God. This is the
purpose of the two words “Prayer and Study” which may be seen in poster
form around the school. By spending more time in prayer with
study of His will, a person is enabled to see where she has fallen short ot the
goal that God has set for her, and as a result so molds and reshapes her li e
into the life of a better Christian.
Mite boxes have been given to each student. Books for prayer and study
may be found in the chapel. The chapel doors are always open to welcome
any student who wishes to visit for awhile. By these means each feaint
Mary’s girl can make this Lenten season a profitable one for God, for others,
and for herself.
ris 01 lue nigiiL-oi _ cpveri'.)
Much criticism was expressed among the students concerning the ^
of this last Honor Council case of cheating. The BELLES
if stiff penalties will discourage further cheating they are worth then
Every girl at Saint Mary’s has been taught that cheating is jji
four worst violations of the Honor Code. True, it is not placed
the order of these offenses; lying leads the list. But when a girl has c
on a pledged test or examination she has violated both of these lU ® j
she has pledged on her honor that she has not cheated.
G lias vjii AA'.i ..... wD'*
Every individual has to live her own life, and she will reap ,T
she sows. If a girl begins by being dependent on other people
some day be confronted with a situation where she is unable to tin
to depend on. At school, away from nurturing parents and
girls should learn that independence which is essential to this life.
is certainly not a step in that direction.
The Honor Council at Saint Mary’s should be a cherished ms ^ ^jjly
because of its corrective possibilities. It seeks to deal punishm^^ ^jje
because ot its correciive pusbiuiiiuies. li bcoivo .v.
where it is necessary. It is a reflection on the students lathei
Council when it is forced to administer a severe punishment or ^
ment of any sort. Indignant criticism does not serve to relieve ^
nor does it further discourage cheating. Cheating remains a con i^ ^^^11
offense and should be punished severely. _ The student’s part in ca
as this should not deal with offensive criticism but with adpptmg
tilde which will eliminate any further cheating.