The Belles of Saint Mary’s
December 14, 1951 9ec
Christmas should have a deep meaning this year because of the strife
and turmoil in the world. The uncertainty- of our lives today, anxiety oyer
loved ones in danger, and many other problems lead us to seek something
in which we can find hope and strength.
The Saviour who came to the world the first Christmas night holds the
answer to the problems that press so heavily upon us. The celebration of
His birth gives us comfort, strength, and courage to work harder for true
peace on earth.
Belles of Saint Mary’s
“. . . With the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long;
Beneath the heavenly strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong.
And man, at war with man, hears not
The tidings which they bring; _
O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing!”
This summer the public and the press have had much to say about college
honor systems. The scandal involving the cadets at West Point and then-
violation of the honor code set off this talk. West Poiiit had an honor system
which, according to authorities, worked well. But this year it broke down.
Why? Because the students themselves failed to uphold the standards of
their institution. , ^ j ^ * j
AVe at Saint Mary’s have our honor system too, but each student must do
her part if it is to work. Since its formation in 1931, student government
and its honor system have grown stronger and more active year by year on
our campus. If each student takes her responsibility seriously, she_ will
strengthen not only herself hut also her school. The Saint Mary s girl is
known for her honor and integrity. Self-rule through the ages has proved
itself a privilege sacred to the hearts of people. Our own self-rule in
student government is no less sacred. A girl’s honor is no private thing.
It extends to her fellow students as well. _ . , • i ^ i ,
At the beginning of a new school year, the decision of each girl as to wliat
use she will make of her opportunities will determine the success or failure
of the Student Government Association. _
AVhen we repeat the cherished Honor Code, let us do so with sincerity,
pride, and conviction—with a full realization of its meaning.
With a clear understanding of all that the Honor Code implies, I pledge
that I will uphold the highest standard of personal integrity in, every phase
of life at Saint Mary’s, and I recognize and accept my responsibility for
helping others to live up to that standard. r i ? 77
As a member of the Student Government Association, I pledge my loyal
cooperation in fulfilling the responsbilities of student government at
Town: Eichmond, Virginia
Hair: dark brown
Pet peeve: the 7 a.m. hell -
Always seen : in the library
Always heard: telling about Rich
Favorite food: angel food cake and
Favorite Song : Shrimp Boat
Looking forward to: Christmas va
Wild about: Second AVest Wing
Ambition: to get all my homework
done (just once!)
Offices and clubs: Canterbury Club,
Hall Council, Honor Council, sec
retary of Student Government,
Dance Alarshal, Sigma.
Pet peeve: “messy” room
Always seen: going to Toddle House
Always heard: “Sh-hhhhh yawl.
Favorite food : Toddle House choco
Favorite song: Sentimental Journ^J^ |
Looking forward to : Christmas
Ambition : to live in a large city
AA'^ild about: Third Holt
Offices and clubs : Altar Guild
dent. Senior Class secretary)
Honor Council, Hall Council, G r
Club, YWCA, BELLES Circula
tion, Stage Coach, Mu.
Students Dream About Gay Holidays;
Many Plan Trips, Parties, Dances
First East Wing Boasts Happy Faces;
Of Blues And Sadness Are No Traces
Come along with me and let me
introduce you to the sixteen happiest
girls at Saint Mary’s. You’re right,
it’s First East AVing. This is Ann
Robinson, the president of our class.
Her afternoons from five to six are
spent entertaining her visitors from
Carolina and State. Ann Bynum is
our friend who says, “Goodnight”
and “Turn out your lights.” Next
we see Sydna Rustin engrossed in a
copy of “Mysterious Horrors”—and
Lucy Heilig pleading “Oh, let’s just
put it off, and put it off, and put it
off,” (her geometry that is). Jeanne
Patterson and Peggy Costner are
next on our list. Better hall coun
selors are not to be found. Peggy
plays “Jack Rock’s” while Jeanne
receives her “Bills.” Welcome to
Betty Dry and Eve Hargrave, our
peppy Sigma cheerleaders. Betty
has been in a daze for days ever since
she met a certain Phi Gam from
UNC. Eve is busy planning her
Christmas dance. From all we’ve
heard, it ought to be grand. Ah,
peace in this room! All three must
be dead. No, they all live. Dotty
Ervin is trying the Camay soap test
and Margaret Mansfield-Jones and
Jo Clair Edwards are scheming
again. Across the hall are two fine
girls and Blanny Robertson. Han
nah Weaver is knitting more argyles.
Hurry, Hannah. Christmas is near
ly here. Oh Bill, Bill, Bill—will
Edith Gregorie ever be quiet?
Blanny keeps the hall in hysterics.
One door down, we find Frances
Dawson and Glenda Mortensen, a
happier pair can never he found.
Last hut by no means least we find
Miss Bason, our dearest friend. She
is thoughtful and loved by all.
AVith Christmas just around the
corner, holly and bright lights will
soon be on our doors instead of “Do
Not” signs. Meanwhile, everyone is
making plans for this glorious holi
day. If the dreams of a white
Christmas come true, Diane Da-
shielle, Elizabeth Jones, Cecilia
Albury, Paula Smith and many oth
ers will miss their first chance to see
snow because they are spending their
vacations at home in the far, far
south. There seem to he big plans
for affairs in Lexington and Lenoir
for some of the freshmen. Just get
Eve Hargrave and Lillian Triplett
to tell you about them. Anne Brans-
ford’s stocking will probably he filled
with sugarcane and pineapples in
stead of oranges and peppermint
sticks, because she is going to Puerto
Rico when school is out. Ann Scott
Anderson and Sue Trinkle are plan
ning to exchange visits. Lane Har
vey is excited about going to Rich
mond. There must be a special rea
son. AA^hat about it. Lane? There
seems to be a lot going on up in the
hills of ole’ North Carolina. The
Asheville girls are all talking about'
the dances during the holidays.
Cathy Whitfield will be skiing on
the water instead of piow. She
going to Florida to visit Hazel Gi’G’
There is no doubt that Sue Tra«
will have a wonderful vacation. S
is making her debut in Portsnn^'i
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Blanche Robertson is going to Hai
ville. South Carolina, and
Owens will visit in Charlotte. .
no matter what the plans are, Chus
mas vacations are wonderful
Knit suits have stolen most of the
Saint Mary’s hearts this year. They
are seen everywhere, in almost every
known shade and style. Libby Huff
man has a white one; Libby Cart has
a purple one with a huge embroid
ered medalion on the top; Sara Cobb
has a dark forest green one with a
matching hat; Nancy Boston has a
coral one. Must be nice to have the
figure to wear a knit suit, and what
a figure it does take!
Now for the fashion news on those
all important evening dresses _ for
those special Christmas occasions.
Short evening dresses are very much
in vogue this year. They come in
varied styles from the permanently
nylon pleated tiered ones to the very
straight ones with a full over-skirt
of net. One of the newest ideas is
the beaded top evening dress (also
headed tops on afternoon and cock
Glittering diamonds can he found
on the “third finger, left hand” of
Martha Ann Olsen, ’46, and Bar
bara Rogers, ’50, both of Raleigh,
who have announced their plans to
be married sometime in January.
Martha Ann’s fiance is William Hill
Sigmon, of Raleigh; Barbara’s is
Robert Kane, also of Raleigh.
Brides-to-be this month are Cama
Clarkson, ’46 II.S., Charlotte, to
Robert E. Merritt, Raleigh; Pat
Tankard, Washington, ex-’51, to
Harold Brown, and Susan Shep
herd, ex-’51, Weldon, to Ray Smith.
Several alumnae have been seen
on the campus in the past weeks.
Mrs. William Proptst (nee Caro
line Bisaner, ’51 H.S.) whose wed
ding took place in Concord, Novem
ber 3, “A. J.” Owens, ’51 H.S., a
student at WCUNO, and Sara Ann
Proctor and Carolina Kizer, both
’50, visited Saint Mary’s.
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