ORIENTATION OVER Belles OF SAINT MARY’S WELCOME TO SAINT MARY’S XIV, No. 1 RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA September 28, 1951 Hall Skits Climax Orientation Week The hall stunt contest climaxed orientation program Friday **'Sht, September 21. Each hall I”'®sented an original skit in the ^ttditorium. Third Smedes East with the Saint pry’s Eockettes won first prize, a p of candy. Gene Overback did p Charleston solo. Helen Setzer, pucy Robinson, Ann Carlton, and ^*’olyn Landis played ukuleles and Ain’t She Sweet. The chorus 'He Wore attractive blue and white paper costumes. As the cho- line turned around at the end * Ihe skit, the letters on their backs Wled Saint Mary’s. Chorus girls Nancy Vaughan, Nancy Bos- wh Mary Elizabeth Pennington, |,^ry Clements, Rachel Brooks, Correll, Gena Timberlake, Y^^l^ara Carter, Gene Overback, and ' aticy Mclver. .^Second prize went to first East which presented the orchestra ’^''adcast. Blanche Robertson, the j'^ouncer, directed the orchestra. Dry, Edith Gregorie, and Mna Rustin acted out Pretty-Eyed Ij 2/ as the I’ecord played. Eve p'’grave, Lucy Heilig, Margaret .^’isfield-Jones, and Anne Robin- dramatized Way Up in North -^^olina. p. . ... pirst West Wing won third prize, hall presented a Paris fashion Laundry bags, sheets, tow- curtains, and bed spreads were f^^Haterials for these French lion- 5pooii styles. Leon Gould was the proprietor. In the cast were Cross, Betsy Clarke, Emma .^Cotter, Leon Gould, Laura Er- '■in. Anne McCabe, Scotty Ander- Saint JIary’s Rockettes of Tliird Smedes East Alice Hicks, President Of SGA, Opens First Assembly Of New School Year Officers Outline Activities, Aims of S.M.S. Ferebee Cooper, Mary Jane ^|.’^8on, Nancy Glenn, Louise Ann Bowen, Sue Trinkle, 5j % Proctor, Joan Moreland, and 'ia Calloway. t;0ther stunts were “The Social of Dogpatch” by second 'West with Anne Pearson as the l,^?®cher, Glenn Liglitsey as the tj.dc, and Margo Hester as the .’otu; “Wedding a la Quack” by Smedes; “Cinderella” star- tv^ Det Allen by tliird Smedes j St; “jipg Opening Day of Saint tljj A’® in 1920,” a silent movie, by I’V ,East Wing; “Dagwood and sj;^die” by second East Wing; (jDdabeck” starring Gwen Griz- >(,v' by third West Wing. Also pre- were “A Typical Parlor i ^c,” Li which East Rock’s Millie sang It Had to he You; by first West Rock; a can- Ijjdl feast in which second West Many Girls Enter ’51-^52 Session Saint Mary’s total enrollment for the 1951-1952 session is 273. There are 230 boarding students and 43 day students. ^There are sixty-one seniors, eighty-nine juniors, fifty- four sophomores, forty-six fresh men, and twenty-three business stu dents. One hundred twenty of these girls are at Saint Mary’s for the first time and one hundred ten are returning students. Fifteen states are represented this year. There arc 157 girls from North Carolina, 33 from Virginia, 16 from South Carolina, 8 from Florida, 2 from Texas, 2 from Ala bama, and one each fi’om Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, New Jer sey, Tennessee, West Virginia, Lou isiana, and Mississippi. Two girls are ffoin Rio de Janeiro, South America, and one is from Nassau, Bermuda. counselors, Ann Patterson tij||^ Margaret Cheatham, were vie- pill. Slif , „ , _ jiN “A Bedroom Scene at Saint " Cy’s in 1920” by first Holt, “The I|JC'Carolina Game” by second k ,> “To Dress or Not to Dress” ^«ii-d Licit. Handbook Classes For New Students Begin Handbook classes for the new girls started last week. The classes meet three times a week at five o’clock for a period of two weeks. October 8 is the scheduled date for the handbook test which all new students must pass. The handbook teachers are Pat Boesser, Laura Hays, Jeanie Pat terson, Lane Buchly, Gillie Mar tin, Mary Jo Paul, Sally Hackney, Helen Setzer, Sue Ann Sadler, and Anne Stewart. Alice Hicks, president of Student Government at Saint Mary’s, opened the first assembly in the auditorium September 18. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the student government officers and the various school clubs to the new girls. Alice welcomed all the girls into the Student Government Associa tion and then introduced Nancy Dawson, vice-president of Student Government, who explained her du ties. Alice next introduced Sally Hackney, temporary chairman of the Hall Council, who outlined her du ties. Lois Perry, president of the Circle, told of the purpose of the Circle, a secret honorary organization based on princij)les of service, fellowshij), citizenship, and scholarship. Catherine Morrison spoke of the Beacon, the honorary organization for high school girls. Lane Buchly explained the main purposes of the Letter Club which supports the ath letic program. Pat Boesser, president of the Sig ma’s, and Deedee Davenport, presi dent of the Mu’s, urged active par ticipation by everyone in supporting her team. Jean Ann Patterson, president of the YWCA, and Mary Jo Paul, pres ident of the Canterbury Club gave summaries of the activities of each of these Christian organizations. Jean Ann invited all non-Ej)iscopal- ian students to join the YWCA, and Mary Jo issued a similar invitation to all Episcopalian students. New Students Meet Faculty At Party One of the highlights at Saint Mary’s during orientation week is the traditional Old-Girl New-Girl party. Last Saturday night in Smedes parlor, amid the rustle of evening dresses and excited chatter of girls, the “big sisters” introduced the new girls to the Saint Mary’s faculty and staff. In the receiving line, totaling thirty-seven, were Ann Patterson, president of the Senior class; vVlice flicks, president of the Student Body; Dr. and Mrs. Stone; Bishop and Mrs. Penick; and both old and new members of the faculty and staff. Following the introductions, punch and cookies were served in the study hall by the school mar shals. Last on the evening program was a delightful entertainment provided by some of the school’s talented stu dents. Preceding the entertainment Ann Patterson, president of the Senior class, in behalf of all the old girls, extended a warm welcome to all tile new students and new mem bers of the faculty and staff to Saint Mary’s School. First on the entertainment were two lovely selections. When I Have Sung My Songs by Ernest Charles, and Sympathy from the Firefly by Fromei, which were rendered by a trio composed of Letitia House, Har riet Harris, and Nancy Murray, ac companied by Miss Cate. Then Helen Setzer cleverly recited four short poems. Next were two lovely solos. The Star by Rogers and My Hero by Oscar Straus, sung by Bar bara White and accompanied by Mrs. Winton. Climaxing the night’s entertainment were “Deedee” Dav enport’s enthusiastically received popular vocals: Stormy Weather, Blue Moon, and two of “Deedee’s” own compositions. Come Back to Me, and (h-y, Baby, Cry. Picnics Are Highlights Of Orientation Week Orientation M’^eek was highlighted by the picnics and square-dancing held by the resj)ective classes. ’I’he senior picnic was on Tuesday night followed by the junior picnic on Wednesday and the freshman-sopho more on Thursday. Hot dogs W’ere served in the hut after which every one gathered on the back campus to begin square-dancing. Miss Cam eron, the new gym instructor, led the dancing. Dr. Browme played the records and gave the calls. After a little demonstration by May Holton, Joanne Trowbridge; Marjorie Pen- ton, Ann Penton, Becky Ilurt, Ann Harless, Marian Faison, and Alice Jones, everyone formed groups of eight where “promenading” and “swing your partner” were enjoyed by all.