ii HAPPY VACATION Belles CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES OF SAINT MARY’S Vol. XIII, No. 15 RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA June 1, 1951 Senior, Sophomore Activities Dr. Stone Receives Honorary Fill Commencement Week End Degree At Western Maryland Mary’s Scliool and Junior College graduating classes will re- ^'«ve their diplomas, Monday, June 1951, at Graduating Exercises in auditorium and chapel. *-lyde A. Erwin, Pd.D., D.V.Ed., Superintendent of Public Instruc- of the State of North Carolina, "ill giyg commencement address. lloiiors will be announced and cer- **ficates given to commercial, art, ^^Pl’ession, home economics, and mu- students during the exercises. Fichard G. Stone, Ph.D., L.H.D., Resident of Saint Mary’s School, "ill present the diplomas to the High Jiliool graduates in the auditorium. *‘6 Rt. Eev. Edwin A. Penick, ■*'^1-, LL.D., President of the Board li'ustees, will present diplomas to Junior College graduates in the '•liapei. *'lie program will be as follows : ^ Part I—Aiiditoriuin ,"*14611110 Procession lyinii puyer—Rev. I. Harding Hughes \ "tatory 'JJi'ess—Clyde A. Ervin, Pd.D., ..■^^•Ed., Superintendent of Pub- J® Instruction of the State of y'mi'th Carolina. p'I'edictory '"seiitation of High School Di- iJonias—Richard G. Stone, Ph.D., j^''lI.D., President iioinicement of Honors !L\onor Roll J'e Cooper Medal Niles Medal h Scholarship Awards Pictured above are comuiencenient iiiarslials Miss Davis Will Present Merchant Of Venice Tonight In Open-Air Theatre "‘Station of Certificates ^ Part II—Cliapel J'gan .Pi-elude IF*)'' — ,"Uior Processional 1)'yei's lilt I *^®®btation of Junior College Di- Joinas—Rt. Rev. Edwin A. Pe- ’J®k, D.D., LL.D., President of 1> *e Board of Trustees. ''•'-■ssional "^^Rrnnae Association ^^ans Annual Meeting o . tig Mary’s Alumnae Associa- ie,l' '"’ill hold its annual meeting lot ®uturday, June 2. The agenda day will include a business ill the study hall at 12 followed by a luncheon in IJining hall. fei, . ® Alumnae Day is a special for the classes of ’01, ’21, (iJ, Jl, ’41, ’48, ’50 and most espe- Ifj. y for the class of ’01 on their "ill anniversary. Tonight the Dramatic Cluh of ‘ Saint Mary’s will present its 109th commencement ]Jay at eight-fifteen. Hie Merchant of Venice is the pro duction that the dramatics students are presenting this year. Miss Davis has announced that the costumes which Avere ordered for the play are unusually pretty and colorful. As in past years, the set ting for the commencement play will be the open-air theater Avhich is lo cated at the right side of the audi torium. The stage has been arranged so that three acts of The Merchant of Venice will take place without changing the scenery. This Avill he accomplished hy having the stage divided into three units. The cast is as follows: the Duke of Venice played by Mary Ann Eaddy; Suitors to Portia and the Prince of Morocco, Eniilie Adams; the Prince of Arragon, Vicki Sted- inan; a Merchant of Venice, An tonio, Elizabeth Nooe; Antonio’s friend, Bassanio, suitor to Portia, Juliet Eulghum; friends of Antonio and Bassanio are Sahuiio, Nancy Haltoin; Salarino, Pat 1 ankard, Gratiano, Nancy Dawson. . Suzanne Robinson will play Lo renzo, Jessica’s lover; Helen Setzer will play Shylock, a rich Jew; M. A. Hodges, a Jewish friend of Shylock; Mary Michal, servant to Shylock, and the clown Launcelot Gobbo; Sally Hackney, father of Launcelot or old Gobho; Edith Cross and Jane Maddux will i)lay Balthaser and Ste])hano, respectively. A rich heiress, Portia, Katherine Arniistead; her waiting maid, Ne- rissa, Jean Summerlin; daughter to Shylock, Mai Stewart; guard, Vir ginia Gilliam; Clerk, Florence Swindell. The Production Committees are as follows: Director, Miss Florence C. Davis, head of Drama Depart ment; Stage Manager, Rebecca iloose, of Boone; Sound engineers, Carmen Gardiner, of Rio do Ja neiro, Brazil; and Mary I.ou llrqu- hart, of Courtland, Virginia; Trumpeter, Margaret Duncan, of Raleigh; Attendants, King Risley, of Savannah, Georgia; and Betty Ruth klacNair, of Wilson; Cos tumes, Mary Linda Garriss, of Mar- garettsville; and Sue Trant, of Portsmouth, Virginia; Settings and Proi)erties, Claire Boone, of Arling ton, Virginia; Betty Cheek, of Wil son; Evelyn Oettinger, of Kinston; Mary Jo Paul, of Washington; Ann Penton, of Wilmington; Lois Perry, of Windsor; Florence Swindell, of Raleigh; Sue Woodward, of Hamp ton, Virginia; and Sonoko Yama moto, of Tokyo, Japan; Lights, Mary Evelyn Fuller, of Raleigh; and Anne Rixey, of Norfolk, Vir ginia. Friends of the school are invited to attend the play. In case of rain, the play will be given in the Saint Mary’s Auditorium. Dr. Richard Stone received an honorary degree Avhile attending commencement exercises and a class reunion at his alma mater. Western Maryland, in 'Westminster, Mary land, May 2C-28. This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Dr. Stone’s gradua tion from Western Maryland. Ho was invited to make the commence ment address as well as to receive a degree, Doctor of Humane Let ters. The subject of his address was “Liberal Arts in a Chnrch Re lated College.” He stressed the ad vantages of a liberal arts education. The general theme of his talk was that the liberal arts college has been successful over a long 2)eriod of years because it emphasizes good teaching. While attending Western Mary land, Dr. Stone displayed his leader- ship ability in a variety of ways. lie was treasurer of his class, ])resident of his literary society, ])resident of one of the school social clubs, and Adjutant of the ROTC. This occasion was a ha])i)y one for'Dr. Stone. He was reunited with his brother, an alumnus of Western Maryland, and his si.ster for the first tim(‘ in eleven years. On Saturday at the class reunion he saw thirty-five iiuunbers of his orig inal class of eighty-six. On Monday, Commencement Day, he was introduced and sjioko before 1,500 ])eople. At this time, after a citation in his honor. Doctor Stone received his degree. lie also re ceived a new white velvet robe laair- ing insets of green and gold, Wst(‘rn ilaryland’s .school colors. He will wear this robe for commencement exercises here. Seniors Will Present Class Day Exercises The seniors Avill ])resent the an nual Cla.ss Day Exercises on Satur day, June 2nd, in the auditorium. At White, president, Avill give the welcome, after Avhich IMargaret Dunn will lead the class in the ])rayer which she Avrote. The entire senior class Avill sing the Ahna Mater after which Eunice Saunders, class secre tary, Avill call the class roll. Kit Armistead and Becky Moose Avill read the class history. A1 White Avill present the senior gift to the school, and Dr. Stone Avill accept it. Bimbo Parshley and Alice May Avill make the class prophecy, after Avhich Barbara Clark Avill read the class poem Avhich she Avrote. Mickie Shannon and Tonia RoAve will read the Last Will and Testa ment, and Margaret Ann Sasser will read the superlatives. Minii Lynch Avill reveal the dedication of the an nual, and Mr. Moore Avill present the aAvards.