The Belles of Saint Mary’s
May 18, 1951
Belles of Saint Mary’s
Town: Martinsville, Virginia.
Hair: Light brown.
Pet hate: Empty coke bottles.
Always heard: “Is that Charlie on
the phone ?”
Always seen : With Charlie.
Hobby: Collecting upside-down
Favorite food : Fried chicken.
Favorite song: I’ll Never Love You.
Favorite perfume : Chanel No. 5.
Odd likes : My “punchy” roommate.
Looking forward to : Marrying
Pet passion : Nags Head.
Ambition : To be a good wife.
Wild about: Charlie.
Offices: Vice-Counselor, Marshal,
Orchesis, YWCA, Dramatic Club,
BELLES Circulation, Sigma.
Pe^gy is one of our campus beauties
who added much to the May
Court. Peggy’s sense of humor
and her friendliness make her a
favorite among all Saint Mary’s
Town : Belmont, N. C.
Pet hate : Mice on third Smedes.
Always heard : “Hush, Buncy!”
Always seen: On the telephone.
Hobby: Sharps and flats.
Favorite food: Shrimp.
Favorite song: Too Young.
Favorite perfume: Faherge.
Odd likes: Nicky.
Looking forward to : R.P.I.
Pet passion : Eed roses.
Ambition : To get married.
Wild about: Llarry.
Offices: Chairman of Legislative
Body, Vice-Counselor, Sigma Pi
Alpha, YWCA, Stage Coach,
Margaret has made herself famous
around Saint Mary’s by her musi
cal ability, her cheery personality
and her winning smile.
Our Phones Are Busy All The Time;
It Can Take Years To Get A Line
THIS IS NO TIME
Exam week is one of the times during the year when all students realize
the importance of doing things before the last minute. During this week,
more than at any other time, students must avoid the evils of procrastina
tion, “the thief of time.”
Conscientious studying is a duty students owe to not only themselves but
also their parents. Ending habits of procrastination is the first step in effec
tively carrying out this duty.
Earnest students are already preparing for exams; others should not wait
another minute to start studying. It is easy to put off today’s job until
tomorrow, but, at a time like this, procrastination can prove fatal. Pro
crastinators usually never suffer ’till the aftermath, but, then hoAV they do
repent! Then no one can do anything about it.
Students ivould be ivise to heed the Earl of Chesterfield’s adidce from his
Letters to Ilis So7i:
“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of
it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow
what you can do today.”
One thing this school needs is a
dozen neiv phones! The other day
I made the fatal mistake of trying
to call Joe. As soon as I got back
from a breakfast of one cup of cof
fee, I dashed to the telephone at
8 :05, and—miracle—found no one
using it. I waited for ages before
Mrs. Boyle answered. When she
did, she informed me that she just
had to talk to one of the girls on
my hall about working on the
switchboard, hut that she’d hold a
line for me. I dragged down to the
other end of the hall to get Sue, and
waited patiently, hut the telephone
was busy from then on.
After lunch I made another tiy.
But Jean just had to call her cousin,
and then Sally just had to call Bill.
I was actually about to get the phone
when four girls dashed up to call a
taxi; so I gave in again. Of course,
by the time they Avere through, it
Avas time for class. I sat in French
planning my Avhole conversation
with Joe. It Avould he nice to talk
on the phone again!
At last 3:45 came, and I made
second place in line for the coveted
telephone. When—happy moment—
I got an outside line, Joe Avasn’t
there. I was on the verge of tears.
An hour later the phone was busy
and stayed that way all afternoon.
TO DR. STONE
The Students OAve Dr. Stone and the faculty a vote of thanks for the
petitions which have been passed this year. Especially do the upperclass
men wish to thank them for the eleven-thirty p.m. dating privilege. Stu
dents realize the inconveniences that this privilege causes the hostess on duty
in the ])arlor, and they appreciate the faculty’s co-operation in hostessing
until 11:30 p.m. so that they may date later. To Dr. Stone Ave say
“Thank you” for understanding the students’ position and for granting this
petition. To the faculty Ave also voice our appreciation.
I was getting very discouraged I
5 :00; so I decided to try the pho”®
on the hall upstairs. I think I 1®®^
some good friends that way '1
looks I got when I asked if 1
use that precious telephone. I
that up as a lost cause.
I came back to our phone at 5 :o >
and found it just lying innoceiitj
in its cradle. Making a mad da
for it, I was told in cold tones
SAvitchboard’s going off.” I had D
Club after dinner so I didn’t
a chance to call. I once
impersonating a senior, but thoug
of the Honor Council brought ®
back to reality.
At 9:30, Avhen a long
call came in for, Ann, I got
bright idea of trying the pay ’
That didn’t Avork out so well
The line was so long that I coiil a
possibly have gotten the phone
fore 1:30 a.m. Back again to
hall I came, very sad. Then I.
myself being paged. Oh, no, it
too good to he true—Joe was ca
AT THE THEATERS
(May 14-June 4)
19 Dance RevicAv.
20-25 My Poi-bidden Past.
26-30 The Breaking Point.
31-9 Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the
20-22 Elei>hant Boy.
23-24 Shape of Things to Come.
25-26 The Great Missouri Raid.
1- 3 Operation Pacific.
4 Wabash Avenue.
14-16 Magnificent Yankee.
17-19 Cause for Alarm.
20-26 Seven Days to Noon.
27-2 Air Cadet.
3- 4 Katie Did It.
19 Appointment 4Vith Danger.
20-22 Half Angel. Loretta Young,
Tyrone Power, Susan HayAvood.
27-30 Go for Broke. Van Johnson.
31-2 Only the VTdiant.
The Last Out Post.
IrrcA'crance during Aveek-day chapel seiwices has been noticeable lately.
Miss Jones has issued several pleas that the girls enter the chapel in a
reverent way. The girls who do not heed this plea probably are not con
scious of doing anything Avrong, but it is wrong.
Many times girls enter the chapel talking, whispering, or giggling. Others
carry letters and newspapers to read before the service begins. At every
sei'Auce, two or three girls carry on such a lively conversation that one thinks
they liaA'e not seen each other in weeks. After every hymn a clatter of books
is heard dropping back into their holders. All of these things make it
difficult for others to get the full benefit of the services.
From now on, save conversation until after chapel, do not take mail to
chapel, and be more careful of little distracting noises.
Saint Mary’s girls love their chapel and they want it to mean everything
it should mean. Remember, then, these little things and he more careful
in the future.
Mary Tom Battle
Carolyn Welsh iU^.!/
There is no doubt that Russia
Avants nothing but peace—a piece
of Korea, a piece of China, a piece
of the Philippines, a piece of India,
a piece of Iran.—Waltbe Worth.
Joint bank accounts prove that
wRes are quick on the draw.—Wall
One of the few boring things in
this world that can he shut up is a
Barber to sleek-haired young
man: “Do you want it cut, or just
the oil changed?”—Grit.
OF SAINT MARY’S
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