North Carolina Newspapers

XIV, No. 1
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
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
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-
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,
counselors, Ann Patterson
tij||^ Margaret Cheatham, were vie-
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
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
Following the introductions,
punch and cookies were served in
the study hall by the school mar
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.

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