The Belles of Saint Mary’s
June 1, 1951
A PAT ON THE BACK
The Time has come for us to part.
It’s hard for me to say
How very much we’ll miss you
Through every coming day.
In many ways this year has heen a good year; in other ways it could have
been improved. It has presented hardships and tasksj of course^ but it has
presented fun and good times as well.
To you who are leaving, we who are left behind want to tell you how very
much we like you and how much we’ll miss you. For the little ways in which
you have helped to make the year easier for us who were new—introducing
us to the way of life at Saint Mary’s, helping us over the inevitable rough
spots in any college career, and teaching us day by day the high moral
standards and ideals of Saint Mary’s—we are very grateful. The memories
that we have of the trying struggle of the first few days of school, exams,
and any and everything shall only be crowded out by memories of better
things; the parties at Christmas time, the ever-successful dances, the fun
we have had working together. We do not need to be reminded that absence
makes the heart grow fonder, but please don’t try to make our hearts grow
too fond by prolonging the absence.—Reprinted from June k, ’48, BELLES.
THE CLASS OF ’51
WILL HAVE A BIG JOB
Members of the present junior class of Saint Mary’s will have a big job
next year as seniors. They will all be old girls then and leaders in school and
Student Government activities. Among their duties will be helping new
girls get accustomed to life at Saint Mary’s and upholding school traditions
It is the duty of the Student Government, the class officers, and of all
members of the senior class to set good examples. The seniors of ’52 will
have to live up to the excellent example set by the seniors of ’51. Eemem-
bering how they, as juniors, looked up to the seniors for guidance and help,
they should strive to merit as much respect as the seniors of ’51. _ _
This difficult job may be accomplished if all the rising seniors do their job
well. When the members of the senior class of ’52 come back to Saint Mary’s
in September, they should remember the fine work of the seniors of ’51 and
do their best to make the year 1951-1952 as successful in every respect as this
one has been.
In maintaining Saint Mary’s high standards, the seniors will need the co
operation of every student.
OPEN YOUR MIND
Belles of Saint Mary's
Pet hate : Talking before breakfast.
Always heard saying: “Let’s finish
this work and go to bed.”
Always seen with: “Brother.”
Favorite food: Shrimp.
Favorite song: All the Things You
Favorite perfume: Faberge.
Odd likes : Connie’s paintings.
Looking forward to : Carolina. -
Pet passion : Carolina week ends.
Ambition : To wear steeple heels with
Wild about: “Brother.”
Offices; Hall council, marshal, as
sistant secretary to Hall Council,
hockey, bowling, BELLES circu
lation, Sigma, junior class secre
The assembly poll shows that the movie on modern art was on the unpopu
lar list with the majority of the student body. The fact that modern art is
rather baffling to the inexperienced spectator is readily understandable.
Ignorance, however, does not excuse indifference.
The average college girl finds a great deal of pleasure in listening to
modern swing music. Often this music has no apparent tune, but its cleverly
interwoven instrument patterns and ad lihhed solos are nationally enjoyed.
In like manner, the beauty of abstract and non-objective art lies in its tex
tures, colors, pattern, and emotional quality. Just as a trumpet playei often
reveals his emotions through an extemporaneous solo, so does a contemporary
modern painter attemjit to pour out his soul on canvass. Pei haps the
average person has more of an inclination toward music than tow aid ait.
If she turns her back on this art without making an attempt to understand
and appreciate it, she is depriving herself of pleasure as well as beneficial
broadening. Miss Morris suggests that students wdio wish to understand
the inoderii trend should take one of the excellent modern art couises offeied
in many of the four-year colleges. Saint Mary’s History of Art 29-30 offers
a good background of painting up to the modern age as a foundation foi a
contemporary art course. .
This movie was one of the most informative presented this year. But
Avheii many of the audience saw its title, they immediately shut their minds
toward it, terming it “a crazy, jumbled, senseless mess.” Perhaps fpv of us
w'ill ever understand modern art completely, but we should give it a tiy.
Narrow'-mindediiess is deadly in our age. Therefore, w'e must not condernn
new' trends before investigating them, particularly when the opportunity lies
at our feet. The majority of the student body may still feel hostile toward
this art after delving into it, but then they can intelligently say why.
MARY SUE STRUPE
Pet hate: Chemistry Lab.
Always heard saying: “Billy’s so
Always seen with : Billy.
Favorite food ; Fried chicken.
Favorite song : Would I Love Youf
Favorite perfume: Woodhue.
Odd likes: “Teasy.”
Looking forward to : Nursing.
Pet passion : Going to Davidson.
Ambition: To graduate.
Wild about: Billy.
Offices; Hall Councilor, Vice-Presi
dent of YWCA, Sigma, Sigma-Mu
hockey team. Sigma Pi Alpha.
Age; 19 (almost).
Hair: Light brown.
Pet hate: Waiting for anything®’'
Always heard saying: “Guess wW
Always seen : In a hurry.
Hobby: “Playing house” at the M®’
Favorite food : Barbecued chickeir
Favorite song: Once in a While-
Favorite perfume : Chanel Mo. o.
Odd likes : Politics. ,
Looking forward to: The first we®
Pet passion: Bridge, bridge, and
Ambition : To have my ow'ii house
play house in.
Wild about: Parties at the beacF
Offices: Cheerleader, YWCA, o*?
ma. Letter Club, Co-managei ®
Little Store, BELLES.
Former Student Holds
Chapel Voice Concert
Betty Asbill, a soprano, gave a
recital of sacred songs in the Chapel
Sunday evening. May 27. Russell
Broughton, head of the Saint Ma
ry’s Music Department, accompanied
The last week end of school is going to be full of excitement. The excite
ment, in turn, is going to bring confusion throughout the school.
There will be trunks to pack and things to get in order, as well as nuiner-
ous hall parties. The school activities will attract many visitors. Besides
these things, the entire school schedule will be somewhat altered.
It is going to be a hard job for the counselors to keep order during this
week end, and it w'ill be impossible for them to do the job alone. Your co
operation will be needed to make this otherwise chaotic W'eek end a pleasant
Town; New Bern.
Pet hate : Noise after eleven.
Always heard saying; “Let me do
Ahvays seen with : Franees.
Hobby: “Four-leaf clovers.”
Favorite food ; Potato chips. ^
Favorite song: Thinking of I ov-
Favorite perfume: Woodhue.
Odd likes ; 2nd Holt.
Looking forward to ; Morehead.
Pet passion: House parties.
Ambition : Go to the Mardi Gras.
Wild about: KA’s.
acolyte, Canterbury Club.^Stu^^
Sigma Pi Alpha.
The six songs w'hich Miss Asbill
chose w'ere How Beautiful Are the
Feet from Handel’s Messiah, With
Verdure Clad from Hadyn’s Crea
tion, Bach’s Seufzer, Tranen, Kum-
mer. Not, Hear Ye Israel from
Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and God Is
My Shepherd and I Will Sing Thee
Songs of Gladness from Dvorak’s
According to Miss Cate, Miss As-
bill’s presentation of W^ith Verdure
Clad showed the beauty of her col
oratura voice. After singing her
third number in German, Miss As
bill exhibited the dramatic quality
of her singing in II ear Ye Israel.
The soprano also delivered her
Dvorak selections exceptionally well.
Miss Asbill attended Saint Mary’s
School for one year and transferred
to Agnes Scott.
A woman’s advice is of little value,
but woe to the man who will not
take it.—W^elsh Proverb.
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